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Fully-automatic, continuous-motion side sealer UNIVERSA 500 servo >>

The Universa 500 SERVO as a "Hybrid" is closing the gap between cycling and continuous motion machines available in the market place today. For the first time, this machine combines advantages from both machine classes into 1 unit, such as full width film transport with vacuum belt for totally square and even bags.

Kallfass

Save 96-98.5% of fluid losses on your filling line >>

Save 96-98.5% of fluid losses on your filling line. Fogg's Chemical Supply & Recovery System pre-mixes your chemical blend, heats it to temperature, sanitizes the bottles, filters it, and reuses it. This dramatically reduces the environmental impact at the same time it lowers the manufacturers operating costs.

Fogg Filler

Webinar On-Demand: Mistakes to avoid when planning accumulation >>

Learn about close coupled machine layouts, proper infeed and discharge conveyors, machine speeds that affect accumulation, and identification of production constraints.

Nercon

Our commitment: tomorrow's inkjet delivered today >>

The 9232 continuous inkjet delivers optimal, transparent marking and coding management, due to improved cost control, reduced waste, eco-friendly ink options, enhanced printing performance and more reliable day-to-day operation.

Markem-Imaje

The Videojet 1610 - setting the standard for productivity and uptime >>

The new Videojet 1610 small character ink jet printer provides superior uptime in high-speed applications, enabling greater customer productivity. With extended run time before needed maintenance, the 1610 is ideal for high-speed, large-output production lines, as in the beverage, canning and food industries.

Videojet Technologies Inc.

Magazine Cover April 2011

Connect to digital edition here!
THE LEGAL SIDE

 Call me paranoid if you must, but there certainly seems to be a trend toward increased quality control demands on packaging manufacturers.

GREENER PACKAGE

 New, more substantive entry requirements rely on emerging industry standards to eliminate greenwash and identify excellence.

 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.

 A test display fixture bearing a healthful product message for General Mills cereals lifted brand sales 17%, category sales 1%-and reduced shopper decision-making time.

CONTRLS & AUTOMATION

 Profitably proud of its controls technology in process automation, Nestlé now sees bottom-line opportunities by paying more attention to packaging line efficiency.

CONTROLS & AUTOMATION

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

SPECIAL REPORT/COVER STORY

 An exclusive 2010 IoPP/Packaging World Salary Survey shows packaging incomes rose compared to 2009, with optimistic views on job satisfaction and job security.

 MillerCoors combines compelling NFL-themed carton graphics with an interactive on-pack sweepstakes to score more beer sales during the 2011 Super Bowl season.

 Metal detection units on more than two dozen blister and bottling lines help LNK ensure quality OTC pharmaceuticals for its private-label customers.

 An innovative, custom-built solution for a case packing requirement at biscuit maker Arnott's in Australia consists of four wraparound case packers installed simultaneously in the middle of 2010.

 Machine delivers superior print quality to the foil lidding on new blister thermoform/fill/seal line at contract packager Apace Packaging LLC.

 Madelaine Chocolate's product distribution system permits the smooth handling of 36% more product while ensuring considerably less damage to the chocolate pieces being wrapped in foil.

 Holding 50 oz of laundry detergent, this molded-pulp bottle-recyclable and compostable-is actually a shell with a LDPE liner inside that holds the product.

 'Ethical consumerism' further emphasizes desire for sustainable packaging that reduces materials without compromising package stability.

THE INSIDERS

 If you haven't read the Packaging World report on a survey measuring the capabilities of today's packaging departments, please do so (www.packworld.com/article-31311).

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Used Packaging Equipment from Loeb

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Upcoming events:

Packaging Automation Forum
Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, IL. Packaging Automation Forum, produced by Packaging World and Automation World, features peer-to-peer education about how to increase productivity, flexibility and performance using state-of-the-art packaging controls and information technology, April 26.

IoPP Packaging & Leadership Council
Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont, IL. New for 2011, the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is offering packaging professionals the utmost in value by creating a two-day conference that combines IoPP's most dynamic events, held May 10-11.

Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops
Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, Princeton, NJ. Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops, produced by Healthcare Packaging magazine, will feature operational and package design strategies for pharmaceutical and medical device packagers, May 26.

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