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Packaging World       Anne Marie Mohan
Sponsor: National Bulk Equipment, Inc. April 28, 2011 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

Sanitary Bag Dump Station Enables FDA, USDA, and 3-A Compliance; Supports cGMP >>

Sanitary bag dump stations from NBE are specifically designed for WIP and CIP applications; eliminating extended cleaning and inspection downtime common when general, industrial design units are force-fit into sanitary processes. Includes food-grade, high-efficiency material filtration and re-introduction system.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

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

See this automated bulk container dumper system from NBE manage material supply from the input stage, through discharge and conditioning, to downstream feeding of finished material. Full, 180-degree container rotation ensures complete discharge. Operator interaction is limited to container loading and removal.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

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

See how this bulk bag filler with integrated, NTEP-certified (Cert. No. 07-108) weigh system ensures filled bag weights are accurate to +/- .01% of total bag capacity; to 4,500 pounds. NBE bulk bag fillers provide reliable, repeatable bag weighing relative to fillers with bolt-on load cells that may vary in accuracy.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

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

See how this automated, NBE bulk bag unloader system uses a fully integrated, 4-stage material conditioning sequence to prepare a large, rock-like material for downstream process liquification. NBE integrated conditioning has proven to reduce bag unloading cycle times by 25%, compared to free-standing conditioners.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

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

See this material blending system produce highly homogenous blends of sluggish material. NBE mixers use custom re-entrainment feeders at the base of the mixer, and broad-throw dispersion paddles at the top of the mixer to produce a consistent, highly homogenous material blend supply to downstream packaging operations.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.


Lifting the lid on automated hamburger assembly and packaging

Kepak Group, one of Ireland's leading food processing companies, is now benefiting from a new assembly and packaging line for its Rustlers brand of microwavable hamburger-and-bun products in which every individual unit responds flexibly to the product flow in the upstream and downstream sections of the line.

Coke expands PlantBottle's reach; launches 100% plant-based HDPE

Dasani PET bottle boasts 30% plant material, while Odwalla's new HDPE package is the first 100% plant-based bottle that is also fully recyclable....

Necco is sweet on new stand-up pouch for iconic brand

Necco Sweethearts have been an American favorite since 1902, but even the most iconic confectionery can benefit from a packaging upgrade....

Cashing in on recovery

A number of economic indicators are now suggesting that a recovery is indeed underway. So it's not a bad idea to ask the following question: What regions are poised to recover fastest, and what opportunities will their recovery present to U.S. manufacturers of packaging machinery?

Servo technology is the source of Merlin's magic

A four-axis wrapping machine becomes easier to build, install, and troubleshoot now that mechanical components have been replaced by servo-based alternatives....


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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