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Filling, Capping & Sealing

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Raque Food Systems: Piston filler

Raque’s new piston filler can be manufactured in almost any configuration to meet individual needs, from pneumatically-driven systems to sophisticated hybrid systems that incorporate a blender, auger, gravity, aseptic, or jacketed product hopper.
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Enercon Industries Corp.: Capless sealing

Enercon offers both rotary and indexing capless sealing systems, ideal for efficiently sealing containers without caps, or prior to lidding or overcapping. Due to advancements in coil design, these systems can now seal round, non-round, square, rectangular, oblong, metal, glass, and plastic containers.
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Passing data horizontally from processing to packaging

Treating processing and packaging as disjointed tasks hurts efficiency and retards speed to market. New views of controls and integration could bring the two closer together.
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Qosmedix: Jar/cap/reducer

Qosmedix now offers a compatible jar, cap, and reducer ideal for cosmetics, powders, gels, and glitter. The reducer fits securely in the mouth of the 6-mL jar, leaving an opening where an applicator can be inserted.
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ProSys Innovative Packaging Equip.: Servo-driven tube filler

The ProSys RT85 single-head, servo-driven tube filler is designed for the pharmaceutical industry. Equipped with 6-axis servo system, machine is easy to operate and maintain, company says.
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Iron City brew chills in aluminum bottle

In August, Pittsburgh Brewing Co., Pittsburgh, PA, launched 12-oz bottles of Iron City beer in aluminum bottles.
One form of packaging security being used more frequently is the use of color shifting inks that show as different colors depend
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Package security demands linking of strategy, technology

Tactics such as DNA taggants and color-shifting inks have to be married with strategies that include tight supply-chain security.
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Water bottled in Kuwait has U.S. flavor

A portable bottling line housed in a 20’x8’x81¼2’ container is quenching the thirst of troops and personnel in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Started up in fall 2003, the 25 bpm self-contained line provides 1.5-L bottled water on-demand for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) troops and support personnel, according to AAFES Food and Theatre program manager Tom Wilson.
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Semi-automatic auger filler

Per-Fil offers the Per-Fil Micro-Filler designed for use in the food, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, chemical, and cosmetic industries.
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Filler Specialties Inc: Pick-and-place capper

Filler Specialties has introduced the ACFS Pick and Place Capper Series, which incorporates the company’s current Pick and Place Capper and is offered in both a stand-alone model and a monobloc filler and capper model.
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AutoPak Engineering Corp.: Pharmaceutical conveyor

The modular, sanitary XA Conveyor from AutoPak Engineering is designed to improve productivity and efficiency for pharmaceutical packagers. The patented stainless steel system is ideal for clean-room operations and can handle a range of small- to medium-sized products.
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Water bottled in Kuwait has U.S. flavor

A portable bottling line housed in a 20’x8’x8-1/2’ container is quenching the troops and personnel in Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Connie Williams, MasterBrands
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Packagers focus on graphics

At the May e/5 UV&EB Technology Expo and Conference, P&G, Mars/Masterfoods, and Bacardi were among several consumer packaged goods companies embracing glossy packages with coatings cured via ultraviolet or electron-beam technology.
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Filling and sealing machine for preforms

Pack Line introduces its PXG fully automatic inline filling, sealing, and capping machines. PXG can run 25 to 100 containers/min.
Because the pneumatic valve manifolds (circled) have an IP65 rating, they can be mounted right on the machine and don't require
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Bottler takes a networked approach

Variable-frequency drives, HMI, and pneumatics are all PLC-controlled along a single high-speed network on this wash/fill/cap machine.

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