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New printed shrink film unsupported bundles (left) offers the company new merchandising possibilities, while the tray overwrap s
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Single line pours out many SKUs with new options

One packaging line plus 10 different containers equals 60 SKUs, thanks to new end-of-the-line bundling and tray-pack equipment and film.
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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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Weber Packaging Solutions: Weber Packaging Solutions: Label printer/applicator

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) introduces its Model 5200 Series, a label printer/applicator designed, engineered, and built exclusively by Weber.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Tray packer

The TP-25 tray packer for aseptic cartons from Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) runs 1-L aseptic cartons at up to 25 trays/min. A positive product handling/laning system allows for pre-collation of product and acts as an in-process accumulator.
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Bacardi moves to modernization (sidebar)

Uncaser, case packer like twins
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Loma Systems: Inspection equipment

Loma Systems (Carol Stream, IL) offers new software capability for its AXIS X-ray inspection equipment. AXIS is now capable of detecting missing or broken items and incorrectly filled packages.
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SMI USA Inc: Stretch blow molders

Computer-controlled, the SMIFORM line of stretch blow molders from SMI (Bergamo, Italy) eliminates many of the mechanical and electrical connections that made traditional molders so complicated and expensive.
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Streamfeeder: Friction feeder

Streamfeeder (Minneapolis, MN) has released an improved version of its V-710, designed for use with ink-jet printing and labeling for production mailing.
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Unique Solutions: Inserter

A new inserter from Unique Solutions (Lake Zurich, IL) inserts coupons, liquid or dry-filled pouches, and a variety of 3D items made in a continuous, perforated, bandolier format up to 6" wide and 2" thick.
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Multivac Inc: Multivac Inc: Low-cost blister packs

A horizontal tf/f/s machine from Multivac (Kansas City, MO) makes blisters and seals them with card or film in one process. The system forms blisters from rollstock and takes roll-fed film, paperboard, or a paper/poly structure, and uses it to make the blister backing.

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