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Packaging World      Special Projects Editor, Gretchen Edelbrock
SPONSOR: National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE) January 12, 2012 | Edited by Gretchen Edelbrock

Sanitary-specific Container Dumper Design Improves Cleanability; Speeds Validation >>

NBE sanitary container dumpers are specifically built to reduce cleaning times and improve validation outcomes in sanitary packaging lines. Pre-production HACCP assessments guide structural design, materials of construction selection, cGMP compatibility goals, and ensure the protection of personnel and product.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE)

Sanitary-specific Bulk Bag Filler Provides Optimal Compliance Contribution (OCC) >>

NBE process-specific sanitary bulk bag fillers are specifically designed to eliminate the compliance costs and risks common with force-fit, general industrial systems. NBE sanitary-specific bulk bag fillers reduce cleaning costs, reduce product contamination risk, and improve overall compliance contribution (OCC).

National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE)

Sanitary-specific Bulk Bag Unloader Protects Product; aids cGMP Performance >>

NBE sanitary bulk bag unloaders are specifically designed to protect product from contamination. Structural framework and component assemblies are formed and finished to prevent material build-up and liquid pooling. Product contact areas are easily accessible to enable thorough cleaning, validation, and inspection.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE)

Sanitary-specific Bag Dump Station Is Compliance-ready At Start-up; Improves OCC >>

NBE sanitary bag dump stations meet the FDA cGMP definition for cleanability, according to 21CFR110.40. Built with a single, stainless steel sheet formed to make the entire hopper and hood; NBE sanitary-specific bag dump stations reduce cleaning times, improve validation and inspection outcomes, and improve OCC.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE)

Guide Book Clarifies Benefits of Sanitary-specific Systems Versus Force-fit Equipment >>

This guide book explains the benefits of sanitary-specific bulk material handling system design and construction versus force-fit, borderline-sanitary, general-purpose equipment. The guide book presents reference specifications and offers equipment-related steps toward improving optimal compliance contribution (OCC).

National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE)


Compact, highly-cleanable operator interface mounting solutions

STRONGARM Designs' RoundTop series of operator interface mounting solutions features radiused enclosure tops and a sleek profile designed to accommodate a STRONGARM display with a Thin Client or KVM. These turnkey systems maintain a minimal profile, allowing them to be deployed nearly anywhere on the production floor. RoundTop systems are free of sharp corners and crevices, allowing for easy cleanability. The curved surfaces discourage the accumulation of air-borne particulates... Read more

Rotary blow molder uses single-parison technology

Designed for use with light-weight HDPE bottles for milk and yogurt drink products, or multilayer containers for barrier, or hot fill applications, Wilmington's Rotary Blow Molder is a new style of machine said to be simpler to use compared to shuttles or reciprocating screw machines. The economical, energy-efficient rotary machines use a single-parison technology, and no complex expensive hydraulics. Single-parison rotary technology saves money by reducing material cost. The technology provides superior material distribution... Read more

Pneumatic gain-in-weight filling system

Flexicon's Pneumati-Con® pneumatic gain-in-weight filling system for free-flowing bulk solids conveys and weighs the material, and discharges it into bulk bags. The filter receiver of the Pneumati-Con® vacuum dilute-phase pneumatic conveying system is mounted on load cells, enabling the system controller to weigh incoming material at high rates, and then at steady dribble-feed rates, stopping the flow once an accurate batch weight has been reached. Pressing a "fill" button... Read more

Digital label printing/finishing produces labels on an array of substrates

EFI's Jetrion 4900 is a UV inkjet digital printing system that combines high-quality digital printing with in-line laser finishing for label converters. The system makes short-run digital label jobs efficient and profitable by eliminating set-up time, substrate waste and inventory... Read more

Bulk bag fill/weigh system

Material Transfer's Material Master Powerfill Bulk Bag Filler with Scale System is a high-output filling system using the Easy-Load rotary bag hanger system. The filler brings all bag strap connection points directly in front of the operator for quick and... Read more


Vertical bagging system

The V60 vertical form/fill/seal machine from M-TEK allows a broad range of bag styles and film types to be used. With speeds up to 110 bags per minute, the V60 offers enhanced performance, improved productivity as well as reduced total cost of ownership. Features easy adaptation to existing lines, IP-67 wash-down compatibility, tool-free change over, quick-disconnect electrical connections, all stainless-steel construction and open frame design for simple maintenance. Also features high-pressure, wash-down design without removing or covering... Read more

HFFS bagger uses laminated roll film stock

The r2b series of Horizontal Form Fill Seal baggers from WeighPack can produce a wide variety of bags integrating bag making, filling, sealing, and printing all in one automatic process that increases productivity and reduces labor and film costs. r2b uses affordable laminated roll film stock instead of expensive, pre-made bags and can produce an array of bags including: Pillow, Stand Up, Carry Handle, Center Capping, and Corner Capping with or without zipper closures. Available in 2 models, the r2b 1200 produces bag widths... Read more

Thermoformer increases package diversity and provides flexibility for shorter runs

The 2500 Ultra thermoformer from SencorpWhite features a larger forming area, longer oven, quick tool changeover system, and increased tonnage forming and trim presses, as well as new automated offload options. A larger forming area allows companies to increase production on existing parts and form larger parts to handle end user demand for increased package diversity and provide flexibility for shorter runs... Read more

Machine embosses 3000 crown caps/min.

Sacmi's CCD 300 produces crown caps that not only protect contents but embellish caps with embossed trademarks to prevent counterfeiting. Able to emboss 3000 caps/min., caps are produced to coordinate with other cap decoration. Produces minimal impact on the layout of existing production lines and requires very limited investment... Read more

Tabletop depositors for small bakeries

Hinds-Bock's tabletop depositors are designed for bakers with limited space. Gently handling all batters with care, they maintain the integrity of quality products. These simple-to-operate tabletop depositors are economical and maintenance-free... Read more


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