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Label-Aire Labeling System Boosts Efficiencies Label-Aire labeling system boosts efficiencies
Learn about how our Inline 5100 Labeling System helped a automotive fuel additive company enhance its wrap labeling capabilities while cutting costs. To speak to a Label-Aire authorized distributor, visit us on the web or call us Toll Free (866) 384-0700.
See our 3111-NV Air-Blow label applicator in action See our 3111-NV Air-Blow label applicator in action
See our 3111-NV Air-Blow easily apply labels to jugs in a custom three-panel wrap configuration.
The choices needed to drive your production line The choices needed to drive your production line
No matter the situation, we offer a labeler to maximize your production line. To find out more, visit us on the web or call us Toll Free (866) 384-0700.
See our laser printing-equipped Inline 5100 wrap in action See our laser printing-equipped Inline 5100 wrap in action
Our Inline 5100 Wrap Labeling System prints lot information on pre-printed labels prior to being wrap-applied to pharmaceutical bottles.
New tablet/capsule filling line New tablet/capsule filling line
PharmaPack-US tablet/capsule filling line consisting of a bottle unscrambler, electronic channel filler that does up to 160 tablets per minute, inline capper, and pressure-sensitive labeler.
APRIL 9, 2013
Drop packer keeps craft
brewer growing
By Pat Reynolds, VP/Editor
After experiencing a higher than desirable level of bottle breakage with repurposed packaging equipment, Midwestern stalwart Boulevard Brewing Company needed a solution to meet its non-traditional packaging demands, which include four different bottle types, multiple packaging sizes, and no carton dividers.

Standard-Knapp responded with an innovative solution that picks the product from the infeed conveyor and gently places it into the bottom of the empty case. The company now reports virtually zero packaging breakage and has increased throughput by about 10 percent because of increased efficiency and less down time.

Kansas City, MO-based Boulevard Brewing Company is the 10th largest craft and 17th largest overall brewery in the U.S. Boulevard. It currently offers seven year-round and five seasonal brews, as well as a rotating line of artisanal beers named for its iconic brick smokestack, packaged in 750ml bottles, 12-ounce four-packs, and kegs.

During 1990, the first full year of production, the company sold 1,747 barrels (bbls) of beer. By 2011, the company had sold the equivalent of more than 46 million 12-ounce servings and is aiming on brewing about 188,000 bbls in 2013. With growth like that, it's not surprising that the brewery reached capacity…

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JLS appoints Russ Martin
American Excelsior celebrates
125th Anniversary
Delkor hires Kurt Kern as new
VP of Operations
New Equipment
Marchesini Group Innovative Plastech Videojet Technologies Inc.
Cartoner for syringes in cardboard trays Thermoformed pallet tray Non-porous black ink dries quickly on coated cartons, labels
Universal Labeling Systems, Inc. Standard-Knapp MGS Machine Corp.
Corner leading labeling system Affordable case packer packs 30 CPM Heavy-duty, economy-style cartoning system
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Giant Snacks
Automation hastens case-packing speeds and pack-pattern changeovers
Giant Snacks seeds growth in productivity with robotic pick-and-place packing equipment.
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