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UVA Packaging: Modular vf/f/s system

The Newton vf/f/s machine from UVA Packaging (Richmond, VA) has a modular design that allows for easy add-ons, changes and upgrades. The semi-open machine provides easy access for inspection and adjustments, reducing maintenance time.
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Formost Fuji Corporation: Hf/f/s wrapper

Model FW-3710BS/TB horizontal form/fill/seal system is intended for MAP applications. Box motion operation extends dwell time to assure package seal integrity.
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Prodo-Pak Corp.: Hf/f/s pouch system

Producing, filling and sealing as many as 110 pouches/min, the H-110 hf/f/s machine from Prodo-Pak (Garfield, NJ) is recommended for packaging liquids, pastes, powders or granular products.
California Redi-Date employs zippers (inset) with an extra-wide offset flange that's said to provide an increased gripping area
Machine Case Study
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Contract packer 'zips' into stand-up pouches

Customers like Dole help contract packer California Redi-Date grow its stand-up pouch business. Resealable zippers work well with pouch-making equipment and provide easy opening and reclosing.
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Packs sport Olympic mascots

In the spirit of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, Melbourne, Australia-based Bonlac Foods introduced bags of portion-packed processed cheddar cheese sporting Aussie characters Syd, Millie and Olly playing Olympic sports.
At Southland Bagel, preglued sleeves are erected and placed in a flighted conveyor (left) so operators can slide pizza bagels in
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Food marketers focus on schools

New packaging equipment is helping two California food processors grow their school foodservice businesses.
Machine Product Brief
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Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Traversing thermal printer

Bell-Mark’s (Pine Brook, NJ) EasyPrint direct thermal traversing printer produces variable text, bar codes and graphics on film, foil, Tyvek and paper used in hf/f/s equipment.
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Appointments, promotions

Inland Paperboard and Packaging, Inc. (Austin, TX): Dale E. Stahl, president, COO.
With OR-OSHA and Boyd personnel looking on, erected cases march toward the compact case packer (above). Meanwhile, bags convey f
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Government funds casing upgrade at Boyd Coffee

With R&D funding from Oregon’s OSHA, Boyd Coffee develops a custom case packer that addresses repetitive motion injuries attributable to manual packing. Machine also reduces giveaway.
Planters' "tubed" peanuts are sold at retail in colorful display cartons (above). Photo below left shows the carton infeed stati
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Planters picks a packing line

Consumers are clearly fond of single-serve “tubes” of Planters nuts. An automated packaging line helps keep the nationwide pipeline full.
Machine Product Brief
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Bag-in-box cartoners

Triangle’s (Chicago, IL) USDA-approved ProLine horizontal bag-in-box line is made for cartoning poultry and meat at speeds to 120 cartons/min. The hf/f/s machine bags product in zippered pouches then uses a pick-and-place mechanism to put pouches into gable-top cartons.
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BIC says 'opaa' to shaver packaging (sidebar)

Two-pack, too
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Amboy breaks new ground in smaller aseptic pouches (sidebar)

Low-acid pre-eminence
Capability of low-acid aseptic dual-head poucher (far left) includes viscous products for a range of sizes (left), with a focus
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Amboy breaks new ground in smaller aseptic pouches

F/f/s machine enlarges Amboy Specialty Foods’ reach to pouches as small as 3 oz. Products represent the most viscous application of the supplier’s technology in the world.
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Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Printer for hf/f/s machines

The FlexPrint inline printer from Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) prints text and bar codes on Tyvek, paper and plastic film webs on hf/f/s machinery. Running at 35 cycles/min, the servo-driven machine uses 1 cylinder for all message sizes and features ?-gal disposable ink cartridges.

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