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Get your foot in the door with entry-level weigh and pouch sealer
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Get your foot in the door with entry-level weigh and pouch sealer

This introductory system from All Packaging Machinery is designed for start up companies, and is therefore competitively priced at less than $15,000. Features include a vibratory scale that weighs dry flowing products, and a sealing machine that can comfortably achieve 10 packages per minute
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Sensor detects clear labels
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Sensor detects clear labels

Smart Dot laser sensor from Tritronics with OLED display provides many benefits and opportunities to configure the sensor as needed. It's especially suitable for clear-label sensing.
Printer for thermal transfer
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Printer for thermal transfer

Squid Ink has introduced a thermal-transfer overprinter that is an intermittent-motion model featuring an easy-to-use touch screen for operator convenience.
Thermal transfer overprinter for flexible packaging
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Squid Ink: Thermal transfer overprinter for flexible packaging

Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc. offers the SQ-TTO Series of thermal transfer overprinters (TTO), consistent, high resolution print quality for users in a number of industries including food, healthcare, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and more.
Sprockets utilize wear indicator technology
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Tsubaki: Sprockets utilize wear indicator technology

U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC has introduced Smart Tooth sprockets, which utilize patented wear indicator technology allowing customers to identify and schedule drive system maintenance before critical component failure occurs.
Domino D-series meets demands of pharma, biotech
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Domino D-series meets demands of pharma, biotech

Sharp Packaging Services, which offers both commercial packaging and clinical trial services, has relied on Domino, and specifically the D-series, for print quality in lot/expiration dates and bar code printing. After all, their customers depend on the highest printing quality for their pharma and biotech packaging. According to John Mayer, director of technology, Domino printers have produced over 1.5 billion impressions for Sharp, on a variety of substrates, without any print failures.
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FILLER BLOCK. The 12-oz glass bottles typically run through the rinser/filler/crowner at a speed of about 350/min.
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Craft brewer returns to sweet home Chicago

CAGR is at 50% over the past five years, so Lagunitas is hitting on all cylinders. The future looks even brighter since the firm opened a new brewery on Chicago’s west side.
Minimal waste. The Hydroforma SP pouch maker relies on its programmable automation controller (Photo A), variable frequency driv
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Tight control reduces film waste

Water-soluble pouches have been a breakthrough in safety and convenience for the cleaning and laundry industries. They wouldn’t be feasible without tight machine control.
CAPACITIVE SENSOR. Since the capacitive sensor was deployed on the pressure-sensitive labeling machine, positioning accuracy has
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Clear-label sensor brings $15,000 annual savings

By switching from an optical sensor to one that measures capacitance, this flexible film converter obviates the need for eye marks on the clear label release liner.
STANDING UP AND OUT. The stand-up, modified atmosphere-packed pouches feature transparent front windows to clearly reveal the pa
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Complete fresh pet food meals in MAP SUPs

Freshpet pioneers refrigerated pet food segment and embraces the challenge of imaginative packaging options.
Metal detectable, flexible plastic
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Heat and Control: Metal detectable, flexible plastic

KleenFlex is a thin flexible plastic that is metal detectable and FDA/USDA approved for contact with food, and can be used for product flow control skirts on weighers and conveyors, flexible partitions and shielding, and as an impact-dampening liner to protect delicate foods.
Semi-automatic case erector/pack station, sealer
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Semi-automatic case erector/pack station, sealer

The Bel 5150 from Wexxar/BEL, a Pro Mach company, is a semi-automatic case erector, pack station, and sealer all in one unit that features Dekka tape heads.
Banding machine
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Banding machine

The ATS Automatic banding machine from Wexler has a double infeed system for higher throughput, and because it uses a narrow band rather than shrink wrap, it scores serious sustainability points.
Quad-seal bag maker
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Quad-seal bag maker

Viking Masek Model MS 300 can be configured as continuous or intermittent motion. Makes quad seal bags on the fly and can adjust rapidly for different bag sizes.
Quick-change tray former
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Quick-change tray former

Tray former from Nuspark operates at speeds to 60 cartons/min, is made of stainless steel, and offers lots of flexibility in terms of carton size and changeover.

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