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Sponsors March 10, 2011 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

Video shows economical, combination case packer and palletizer >>

Brenton BantamPro ELSP combination system is designed as an upgrade path for manual low speed manual hand packing and palletizing. Integrates previously separate machine functions including case erecting, loading, sealing and palletizing functions into one compact, all-in-one, low-cost, integrated machine.

Brenton Engineering

Assessing electronic vs. magnetic clutch heads in rotary capping equipment >>

White paper from Fowler Products assesses factors such as cap orientation, application torque monitoring, screw cap profiling, torque range, and delicate cap handling in determining the appropriate technology for screw cap application.

Fowler Products Company

Video explains how all-electronic print-and-apply labeler saves money >>

This video shows the operation of the FoxJet Spec.e labeler and describes the engineering behind the all-electric technology. The system's benefits are plentiful, but most notable are the diminished operating costs. By eliminating the need for shop air, you could cut your energy expenses by better than half.


Pacific Wine Partners: Downstream accumulation >>

Positioned ahead of and as the infeed and laner to the case packer, the downstream Garvey accumulation system provides up to three minutes' accumulation. Before, an operator had been positioned here to upright downed bottles. With "smart" accumulation, PWP reports higher efficiencies and no label damage.


Video on foam-in-bag protective packaging system >>

Video of next-generation IntelliPack Smart Bagger foam-in-place system from Pregis shows first-ever telemetry to monitor performance, bar coding which enables correct consumables usage and automatic supply reordering.



Beverage bottle multipacks more sustainable with film-only solution

Water bottler debuts first shrink-wrapped 24-pack using new staggered-bottle configuration that completely eliminates the need for a corrugated tray or pad. This results in not only a more sustainable packaging solution, but also a significant cost savings for the bottler.

Global pharmaceutical packaging: Where does the U.S. stand?

A Packaging Hall of Famer sees Europe at the front of packaging machinery innovation, with Asia making advances....

Say 'Cheese!' New Kraft macaroni pack brings a smile

Get used to seeing the "noodle smile." It is the signature element of a new visual identity for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. The first package update in more than a decade, the new design brings a refreshed visual identity while also supporting the iconic brand's long-established core equities....

First person food-safety focus

Wynn Wiksell, manager of packaging QRO at General Mills, and chairman of the Food Safety Alliance for Packaging (FSAP), offers an update on the HACCP models for packaging materials....

Sam's Club tequila label blends best of old and new Mexico

Eye-catching graphics that convey traditional Mexico, printed with a special UV technique, give the Calle Azul brand visibility in the spirits aisle....


Elegant tea tins

Anne Marie Mohan takes a close look at graceful, tea leaf-shaped tins used for products in the fast-growing wellness category.

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