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Packaging World      Special Projects Editor, Gretchen Edelbrock
SPONSOR: National Bulk Equipment, Inc. February 21, 2012 | Edited by Gretchen Edelbrock

Bulk Bag Filler with NTEP-certified Weighing Ensures Bag Weight Accuracy to +/- .01% >>

This bulk bag filler system with integrated, NTEP-certified (Cert. No. 07-108) weighing ensures filled bag weights are accurate to +/- .01% of total bag capacity; to 4,500 lbs. NBE bulk bag fillers provide consistent bag weights relative to fillers with load cells that may vary in accuracy. View demo, specs, and data.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

Bulk Bag Unloader with Integrated Material Conditioning Reduces Cycle Times by 25% >>

This bulk bag unloader system uses a fully integrated, 4-stage material conditioning sequence to prepare large, chunked, rock-like material for downstream liquification. NBE integrated conditioning has proven to reduce bag unloading cycle times by 25%, compared to free-standing conditioners. View demo, specs, and data.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

Bulk Blending System Produces Highly Homogeneous Blends; Reduces Material Waste >>

This material blending system produce highly homogeneous blends of sluggish materials. NBE custom re-entrainment feeders at the mixer base, and broad-throw dispersion paddles at the mixer top produce a consistent, highly homogeneous material blend supply to downstream packaging operations. View demo, specs, and data.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

Bulk Container Dumper Automates Material Supply from Input Stage to Downstream Feed >>

This bulk container dumper system from NBE manages material supply from input stage, through discharge, conditioning, and downstream feed of finished material. Full, 180-degree container rotation ensures complete discharge. Operator interaction is limited to container loading and removal. View demo, specs, and data.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

Bulk Material Filling & Discharging Guide Book Aids In System Evaluation & Selection >>

This guide book, available for free download, is one in a series of guide books offered to assist production and process engineers, plant operations and management personnel, and corporate managers in the evaluation and selection of application-specific bulk material filling and unloading systems. Get the guide book.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.


C-mount barcode imager and smart camera

Designed for applications requiring external lighting, right-angle mounting in tight spaces, or fields of view that the integrated lens models don’t address, Microscan’s new C-mount lens configuration is available for two of its products: the popular QX HAWK imager and the Vision HAWK smart camera. The QX HAWK barcode imager is designed for industrial track and trace applications, with powerful... Read more

Case packer for chemical products

A-B-C’s Model 800 case packer maintains optimum product integrity during packing and shipping of shrink wrapped multi-packs of chemical products whether in plastic bottles or aerosol cans. This high-performance case packer provides automatic product accumulation, case erecting, packing and sealing in one machine up to 25 cases/min., and offers many variations in packing patterns and product feeds... Read more

Cutting system for shrink sleeve packaging systems

PDC's cutting system, a unique alternative to the spinning knives used in the shrink sleeve packaging industry, are custom-engineered for precision cutting and perforating operations in tamper-evident banders and shrink sleeve labelers. The system is manufactured from proven, extreme-service tool steels for maximum wearability and toughness. Manufacturing protocols developed by PDC insure precision... Read more

Automated upstacker

Shuttleworth’s Automated Upstacker is designed to stack products vertically in preparation for case packing, shrink or stretch wrapping and cartoning applications. Using Shuttleworth’s Slip-Torque technology, products are stacked with virtually no product damage. The Upstacker is designed for a wide variety of products in the automotive, consumer products, electronics, food, healthcare... Read more


Efficient, economical outserter

The ECOM (Extended Capacity Outsert Module) from MGS Machine Corporation is a self-contained unit that can field install without validation. Users can pre-load up to 24 trays while reducing operating costs. A shelf is provided for tray preparation and staging, and the finger-safe conveyance system makes loading trays quick, safe, and ergonomically friendly. Users will also save on material costs... Read more

Slat lane dividers provide speeds up to 100 m/min

Supplied as standalone machines as well as acting as modular end-of-line equipment, Cermex’s new slat lane dividers divert, distribute, sort, balance or collate packaging prior to case packing/shrink-wrapping or palletizing. The lane dividers feature a robust design that handles primary packaging (sealed/non-sealed trays, cardboard cartons, frozen products etc.) and secondary packaging... Read more

High-speed 2-basket retort product delivery systems

A new automated high-speed retort product delivery system for small footprint retort rooms from Allpax Products, powered by Pro Mach, utilizes 4-, 6-, and 8-basket horizontal retorts for the preparation of shelf-stable food. Suitable for both new installations and as a retrofit solution, the new system reduces labor cost and frees up workers from the physical demands in the retort room, reducing repetitive... Read more

Wrap-around case packer offers compact footprint

Available in one of three base machine lengths, ESS Technologies’ WA Series Wrap Around Case Packers uses a servo driven loader to create a wrap around style case packing system that handles a wide variety of products, including bottles, jars, cartons, vials, trays, etc. A number of infeed options include bucket conveyors, magazines, and robotic systems that collate and load the product onto the case blank... Read more


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Contract Packaging Assoc. Annual Meeting
Join Contract Packaging Asssociation members at their annual gathering, held this year at Gran Melia Hotel & Resort, Rio Grande, Puerto, Rico on February 23-26.

Ipack-Ima provides technology solutions for processing, packaging, internal handling, logistics, warehousing and POS; the 2012 exhibition will be held at Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy on February 28-March 1.

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Keith Campbell presents "Developing a Single Automation Strategy for Process and Discrete Operations"

Automation and integration expert Keith Campbell will present at The Automation Conference on May 22-23 in suburban Chicago. Keith will discuss industrial maintenance and mechatronics engineering technology education for advanced hybrid manufacturing (a blend of discrete, batch and process operations). Plan now to attend this outstanding educational and networking event, premiering this spring. Learn more >>

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