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Filling, Capping & Sealing

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Popcorn company upgrades filling operations

PLC controls and servo drives improve fill speeds and accuracies.
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V-8 ventures into vending machines

Campbell Soup's entry into the vending machine market is via 12-oz hot-filled PET containers.
Auger filler handles varied products and container shapes
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Auger filler handles varied products and container shapes

This A-700 continuous-motion rotary auger filler from AMS Filling Systems is an 18-pocket filler that handles containers in cylindrical, square, or other shapes. Fill ranges are from 4 oz to 32 oz at about 180 containers/min. Handles both free-flowing granulars and non free-flowing powders.
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Unique single-serve packaging system
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Unique single-serve packaging system

The Snapsil system from Snapsil Corp. takes roll-fed forming material, thermoforms it, fills it with liquid or powder, and then applies roll-fed lidding material. It combines the benefits of a stick pack pouch—portion control, easy to open, easy to dispense—with the convenience of a utensil. The consumer just snaps it open and dispenses. 
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Semi-automatic liquid filler
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Semi-automatic liquid filler

A solar-powered, tabletop volumetric piston filler, the Simplex AS-1 can run continuously on sunlight, or can charge 100-amp batteries, each of which can run for two hours. For use in remote locations with limited or no energy sources.
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220/min tube filling
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220/min tube filling

The dual-head ProSys ProTrac 220 High-Speed Tube Filler for plastic, laminate, or aluminum squeeze tubes uses a racetrack configuration and servos to speed production for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and adhesive industries.
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EU's REACH chemicals law has arrived

The European Union’s REACH law, a chemical substances notification and testing law, has already begun phasing in. Packaging makers and users are well advised to be familiar with the obligations the new law creates.
Lance invests in its future
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Lance invests in its future

As an aging fleet of bagging systems is replaced over a three-year period, payback comes through enhanced performance of both combination scales and vf/f/s systems.
Machine Product Brief
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Fogg Filler Co.: Magnetic capping heads

Fogg Filler’s Model 45 high torque magnetic capping heads apply 3-45 in-lbs. of torque when needed.
Capsule and liquid filling lines ease growing pains
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Capsule and liquid filling lines ease growing pains

Sports nutrition and supplement products manufacturer and co-packer All American Pharmaceutical eases growing pains with new state-of-the art capsule and liquid filling lines.
High-speed parts bagging with 100% QC
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High-speed parts bagging with 100% QC

Model T-1000 from Advanced Poly-Packaging offers parts bagging to 100 cycles/min. Shown with UC-2400 Vibratory Parts Counter that handles parts up to 4-in. dia; thermal-transfer print handles product data plus logos and bar codes; and Model US-4000 Rotary Checkweigh Scale for 100% QC inspection.
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Light-weight plastic container handling at 525/min
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Light-weight plastic container handling at 525/min

Nalbach Engineering Co., Inc. demonstrates high-speed container handling with a line anchored by the NECOSORT-III High-Speed Plastic Bottle Unscrambler that uses only two moving parts and is capable of handling lightweighted bottles.
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Flexible filling line handles beverages at 80 bottles/min
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Flexible filling line handles beverages at 80 bottles/min

Fully integrated filling line allows supplement and sports nutrition co-packer All American Pharmaceutical to meet the demand for its homeopathic and RTD sports and nutrition beverages and concentrates.
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Drying up moisture difficulties

 Brewer installs high-speed blowers and air knives to cut capping and labeling problems.
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DPT, Med-Health Pharma shed light on authentication solution

A pervasive air of secrecy makes trends in brand protection tough to track. But the following two pharmaceutical-based authentication efforts by DPT Laboratories and Med-Health Pharma shed light on some of the solutions being explored to combat counterfeiters, diverters, and gray marketers who appear to be broadening their horizons. (Alan Green, logistics director for DPT Laboratories, will discuss how the contract developer, manufacturer, and packager is implementing brand-protection strategies at the Brand-Protection Packaging Forum May 5, 2009 in Chicago.)

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