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Packaging World       Anne Marie Mohan
Sponsor: Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery April 4, 2011 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

New sanitary dry-filling technology engineered to enhance product safety >>

Learn about a new auger filler technology specifically for pharma and nutraceutical applications designed to protect product against bacteria, metal and other foreign contaminants, meeting demanding regulatory requirements.

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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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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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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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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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Maui Brewing automates for 'quantum leap' in productivity

The Hawaiian maker of craft beers expects to double production volume in 2011, and a new can carrier applicator is helping to dramatically increase line speed and cut costs.

PlantBottle partnership elevates packaging as a competitive tool

The strategic partnership between Coca Cola and H.J. Heinz hints at more to come. Other CPG companies should ready themselves....

S-shaped bottle smoothes Dial's entry to lotion category

The category is crowded, with a lot of 'me-too' packaging. The gentle curves on Dial NutriSkin's bottle and closure provide both findability and functional benefits....

MAP pack for fresh produce wins FPA awards

The Fresh-N-Tasty Produce Pouch from Robbie Flexibles uses a laminated stand-up pouch with a micro-laser perforation system to create a MAP pack for fresh produce. FPA awards the innovation with two Gold and a Highest Achievement award....

Global compliance issues influence pharmaceutical traceability

Impending global legislation is set to bring wide-ranging changes to the coding and marking operations of pharmaceutical manufacturers....

OFF THE SHELF

More colorful Asian packs

New Media Director Dave Newcorn is back with another batch of colorful packages he bought recently in Chicago's New Chinatown.

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