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Sponsor: Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery May 31, 2012 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

New technology speeds changeover for auger filling lines >>

Video from Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery shows actual changeover of a new type of so-called split hopper auger filler. Stainless steel split hopper system that allows fast and simple product changeover, cleanup and maintenance. The end result is a significant decrease in both labor costs and equipment downtime.

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Demonstrating in-line dry-filling of rigid containers up to 120/min >>

Video from Spee-Dee demonstrates multi-lane, multi-auger in-line filling system that achieves high speeds without sacrificing floor space.

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Servo Drive Rotary Powder Filler White Paper >>

Learn how servo technology and a new funnel design can improve performance and reduce change over time on a rotary powder filler.

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Servo drive rotary filler improves productivity >>

Using all servo controls and a new innovative funnel design has improved efficiencies and reduced changeover time on the NEW Spee-Dee Rotary Filler.

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Spee-Dee's NEW automatic auger system improves container handling >>

The Pneumatic over Hydraulic lift design uses air for a rapid lift and hydraulic damping for a controlled lower as the auger fills the container from the bottom up. Lift height is controlled electronically. A pneumatic container gripper is adjustable for different size bottles.

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Innovation survey rewards food packs with a purpose

Food packaging is the focus of the Shelf Impact!/Dragon Rouge survey of innovative package design for the second quarter of 2012. With composite scores ranging from 3.7 to 3.9 on a five-point scale, the leading innovations selected by survey respondents included Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn Pop Up Bowl, Heinz’s new format for ketchup—the Dip & Squeeze—and Philadelphia Cream Cheese’s new bakery-pack packaging.

Israeli brewery uses line audit to up production

A line audit at Israel Beer Breweries Ltd. for its Carlsberg beer line proves an effective way of aiding the decision-making process on how best to increase production output...

Boston Scientific boxes savings by producing shippers on-demand

The company's Netherlands distribution center reduces freight and corrugated inventory costs with three box-converting machines that provide a four-month return on investment...

Study: PLA, PHA, starch are most preferred bio-based plastics

A qualitative analysis of bio-based plastics evaluates their environmental, health, and safety impacts through LCA information and plots them on an Avoid/Preferred spectrum...

Comparing ink-jet technologies: continuous vs. thermal

Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) and Thermal Ink Jet (TIJ) are the two predominant ink jet technologies used in primary package industrial coding applications. Each technology has an inherent set of operating considerations...

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