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Filling, Capping & Sealing

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Zip-Pak: Zip-Pak: Zipper application

Zip-Pak has announced that UVA Pkg. is the first to launch vf/f/s technology that applies slider zippers to corner-sealed and block bottom bags. Available worldwide, the Newton 400 is capable of producing more than 6 different types of flexible packages.
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Flexicon Corporation: Flexicon Corporation: Weigh batching system

A new Flexicon Weigh Batching System designed for mezzanines and other low-headroom areas uses Low Profile Flexible Screw Conveyors configured with motor drives at the inlet end of the conveyor, reducing height and width requirements at the discharge end.
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Reducing glove contamination

CK Safety offers its Detectaglove #CK5000 5-mil, powder-free, metal detectable vinyl glove. Product helps eliminate glove contamination, offering the wearer comfort and safety.
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Reducing glove contamination

CK Safety offers its Detectaglove #CK5000 5-mil, powder-free, metal detectable vinyl glove. Product helps eliminate glove contamination, offering the wearer comfort and safety.
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Mechatronics looms large

Jerry Butler, production manager at food manufacturer ARC-diversified of Cookeville, TN, says a new skill set is required to deal effectively with today’s packaging machinery.
Clabber Girl Corp.: Wraparound case packing of pails
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Clabber Girl Corp.: Wraparound case packing of pails

At the case packer, supplied by TAD Packaging Machinery, Pails of powdered mixes are collated into groups of six that are cross-pushed onto the 29# ECT corrugated blank. After the cases are glue sealed, they are discharged to the takeaway conveyor.
Clabber Girl Corp.: Pail filling/capping powdered mixes
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Clabber Girl Corp.: Pail filling/capping powdered mixes

On the U-shape production line, the pails are filled and sealed at a rate of about 42 pails/min on equipment from Burghof, sourced by Belcorp. The Burghof machine is topped with an AMS auger filler that dispenses the powdered ingredients with 1% accuracy at a rate of around 42 pails/min
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Flo-Onics: Ultrasonic density sensor

Flo-Onics Systems offers its Dry Product Ultrasonic Sensor Series DS that allows for accurate measuring of product at the auger base before it’s dispensed to the package, carton, or cup.
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Flexicon Corporation: Flexicon Corporation: Vial filling/capping

Flexicon America has introduced the FMB210 monobloc vial filling and capping machine, enabling pharmaceutical and biotech filling operations to achieve a 50% increase in output capacity.
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In-Line Capping Equipment

Tightener Features:Fully adjustable for cap diameters ranging from 8 mm to 110 mm. Heavy-duty 304 stainless steel welded C frame.
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Simulate a machine before you build it

A brief detour at the recent interpack show in Dusseldorf, Germany, led me to the Virtual Packaging Engineering Forum, presented by MSC.Software Corp., a global provider of virtual product development (VPD) products including simulation software and services.
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• A Kaps-All AU-3 unscrambler that places high-density polyethylene bottles onto a conveyor. Glass bottles are loaded on a feed table that are fed into a [b]McBrady[n] Model #200 Orbit bottle cleaner that uses air to do the job before placing bottles back onto the conveyor.
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Arla Foods' Quest for "B2M" Integration

Arla Foods, the Danish dairy giant with annual sales of US$7 billion and global production facilities, is integrating high-level business information with its plant-floor information systems. The end result is impressive.
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'Virtual label' upgrades medical packs

DataLase® from Sherwood Technology in the United Kingdom permits the “printing” of a virtual label directly into packaging substrates using a low-power carbon dioxide-based laser that replaces conventional print-and-apply methods.
Old Orchard Brands: Filling/capping for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice
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Old Orchard Brands: Filling/capping for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice

A 42-nozzle liquid filler from Fogg Filler is integrated with a 14-head rotary capper, also from Fogg.

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