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One of Calhoun's new vf/f/s lines automates packaging from roll stock to manual case packing. Some examples of Calhoun Bend Mill
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Climbing the ladder of f/f/s technology

Beginning a decade ago, Calhoun Bend Mill started with simple packaging equipment, went through a rebuild upgrade and now has two new vf/f/s machines for bags of its food mixes.
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Prodo-Pak Corp.: Vertical f/f/s system

Operating at speeds to 200 pouches/min, the PV 214PS4 vertical f/f/s system from Prodo-Pak (Garfield, NJ) creates 2 to 4 pillow or 3-side-sealed pouches every cycle.
The first of two stretch wrappers used by Spencer Press is this orbital machine that applies film around the top, bottom, and tw
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Six-sided wrapping speeds Spencer

Two new stretch wrappers that run in sequence on the same line greatly increase speed and output while eliminating labor costs to band pallets of mail-order catalogs printed by Spencer Press.
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Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: Label printer

Intended to integrate with the company’s counting scales and balances, the DYMO/Setra 300 from Setra (Boxborough, MA) prints 23 bar-code symbologies and 5 fonts.
Dean Foods' newly introduced Marie's Pourables is a line of PET-bottled fresh salad dressings sold in the refrigerated case. The
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Dean Foods pours into extended shelf life

Dean Foods’ National Refrigerated Products Group employs extended shelf life technologies to market new products. New Marie’s Pourables and NesQuik demonstrate this strategy.
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Automated Production Systems, Corp.: Robotic palletizing

Robotic palletizing system from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) handles the output of 7 packaging lines, palletizing up to 45 cases/min.
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Downtime shrinks with new wrappers

When Georgia-Pacific needed to speed up wrapping rates for its 9” Dixie paper plates, management picked servo-driven, side-seal shrink wrappers that maintain high speed and tight registration.
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Intertape Polymer Group: Carton sealer brochure

Intertape Polymer’s (Bradenton, FL) brochure describes USA Series of uniform, semi-automatic carton sealers for applications in which same-size cartons are sealed consecutively.
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FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Cap/carton loop machine

From Fleetwood (Romeoville, IL) comes an air conveyor for caps and cartons that has special patterns of lift holes and drive louvers to propel items through elevators, lowerators and merge/divert gates.
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Oystar Jones: Form/fill/seal system

The continuous-motion Pouch King 2000 horizontal f/f/s system from R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) features low profile and lift-up guarding for easy machinery access.
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FANUC Robotics: Computer-based training

Fanuc Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) has introduced a computer-based training CD-ROM, Robot Operations, a course that targets robot operators. Upon completion of the course, the student will have the basic skills needed to operate and program a robot.
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Emplex Systems Inc: Product brochure

Emplex Systems (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) has released a brochure on its MPS 6100/6500 series rotary band sealers. Images of the table-top, stand-alone and conveyorized versions are available.
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George Gordon Assoc., Inc: Case loader

The Layer Pac™ LP-1002 case loading system from George Gordon (Merrimack, NH) features an overhead frame that prevents odd-shaped or top-heavy products from falling over.
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Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: In-line f/f/s printer

Creating 2-color text and bar codes at speeds to 35 cycles/min, the Flexprint II flexographic printer from Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) fits in-line with horizontal form/fill/seal equipment.
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Shure-Glue: Hot melt system

Shure-Glue’s (Cincinnati, OH) NC-20 hot melt system, with a melt rate of 21 lb/hr, is designed for medium-speed case sealing and high-speed cartoning.

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