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Pactiv: Pactiv: Poucher with slider applicator

Klöckner Bartelt’s (Sarasota, FL) RPM 950 hf/f/s system now can integrate Pactiv’s Hefty™ Slide-Rite® reclosure system for stand-up pouches.
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VIPColor Technologies: VIPColor Technologies: Tag, label printer

Full-color labels can be printed on-demand due to an innovative tag and label printer powered by Hewlett-Packard ink-jet technology. Produced and marketed by VIPColor Technologies (Newark, CA) the VP2020 prints labels up to 6” W.
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Sandiacre Packaging Machinery: Continuous motion vf/f/s

Sandiacre Packaging’s (Lancaster, PA) TG350-RC continuous motion vf/f/s machine is suitable for fresh produce and frozen-food packaging. Initially designed to accommodate pack widths from 2.36” to 13.78”, unit is said to also package a wide range of bag sizes and styles of hard-to-pack product at high speeds.
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All-Fill Inc: Powder-filling system

Operating at speeds to 80 rigid containers/min, All-Fill’s (Exton, PA) new auger filler for powders employs servo drives, metal detection, conveying systems, and a checkweigher with digital feedback.
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FANUC Robotics: Graphic user interface

The I Pendant is a color graphic user-interface device to the Fanuc Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) system R-J3I Model B Controller that’s based on Internet technology.
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Clamco Corporation: Heavy-duty shrink tunnel

Keeping pace with line speeds up to 125’/min, the Clamco (Cleveland, OH) 7211 heat shrink tunnel has a large, heavy-duty motor and digital heat control to work in continuous production applications.
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Norco: Overwrapping machine

The Model 5110SD overwrapping machine from Norco (Rockford, IL) allows for polyethylene wrapping speeds to 100’/min. Machine can wrap packages 16”x5” of any length.
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Ameripak Co.: Ameripak Co.: Flow wrapper

AmeriPak (Warrington, PA) has recently replaced the traditional control panel on its 3-axis flow wrapper with a touchscreen HMI. Additional changes include servos on the main lug conveyor, end crimper/knife assembly, and fin seal assembly drives.
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Winpak: Dry material vf/f/s machine

The WD-18 vf/f/s machine from Winpak (San Bernardino, CA) can fill multiple lanes of free-flowing particulates. Operating at rates to 700 pouches/min, the WD-18 combines 2 separate 18” webs of film to produce sealed pouches.
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PDC - Europe: Shrink and stretch labelers

The HC-Series II shrink and stretch labelers from PDC-Europe (Austin, TX) use 1.2-mil shrink film and 1.4-mil stretch film to wrap labels onto 6.75-oz to 48-oz bottles at speeds to 1ꯠ containers/min.
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Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc: Combination filler

A combination of Spee-Dee Packaging’s (Sturtevant, WI) Servo 3500 Digitronic Auger® filler and CB6S Servo volumetric cup filler for vf/f/s operations is used primarily in lines that fill multiple dry food ingredients into 1 pouch from 1 forming tube.
Dutch (left) and Don LaJeunesse hold a skin-packed pad of stainless-steel components in front of their company's new skin packag
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'Job shop' takes hands-on approach to skin packaging

Semi-automatic skin packaging machine improves protection of shipments of stainless-steel components and saves money.
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Clamco Corporation: F/f/s shrink wrapping system

Clamco’s (Cleveland, OH) 1700-series automatic f/f/s shrink wrapping system can handle up to 80 packages/min. The 1700 series includes a patented rotary hot knife side seal attachment with cast steel knife for sealing most polyolefin, polyethylene and PVC films.
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Quadrel Labeling Systems: P-s labeling system

The Premier in-line p-s labeling system from Quadrel (Mentor, OH) is for multishift use and applies labels to oval, rectangular, or cylindrical containers at speeds to 400/min.
Bottles are removed from reshippers by a continuous-motion rotary-style uncaser (left).
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Bacardi moves to modernization

A revamp of Line One is just part of a plant-wide move to upgrade, automate, and modernize Bacardi’s Jacksonville, FL, plant. See in-plant video

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