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Packaging World      Special Projects Editor, Gretchen Edelbrock
SPONSOR: National Bulk Equipment, Inc. March 18, 2011 | Edited by Gretchen Edelbrock

VIDEO: Sanitary Container Dumper Enables FDA, USDA, 3-A Compliance; Aids Inspection >>

NBE sanitary container dumpers are specifically designed for bulk material input to food and pharma packaging and processing lines. Beyond adapting general-industry designs, as is common in the market; NBE domestic and international regulatory expertise ensures an application-specific, and compliant system at start-up.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

VIDEO: Sanitary Bulk Bag Filler Enables FDA, USDA, 3-A Compliance & Precise Weighing >>

NBE sanitary bulk bag fillers are specifically designed for food and pharma packaging and processing operations. Features such as sanitary hydraulic enclosures, 32 Ra surface finishes, and tool-less, demountable components aid in regulatory compliance. NTEP-certified weighing ensures accuracy to +/- .01%, to 4,500 lbs.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

VIDEO: FDA, USDA, 3-A Compliant Bulk Bag Unloader Simplifies Inspection & Cleaning >>

NBE sanitary bulk bag unloaders are specifically designed to provide accurate, repeatable material introduction to food and pharma packaging and processing operations. NBE domestic and international regulatory expertise ensures compliant system construction and process integration at start-up.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

WEB TOURS: Watch Plant-floor Demos of Bulk Material Handling Systems from Your Desk >>

Make a web-based visit to the plant floor of 19 actual bulk material handling equipment installations. Watch each system as NBE performance-proven construction and integrated automation work together to improve total process optimization in filling, unloading, weighing, conveying, blending, and storing applications.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

VIDEO: Single-station System Accurately Fills & Weighs Drums, Totes, and Gaylords >>

The NBE variable container filling system displaces rotating-fillhead designs to provide packaging and processing operations a single-station method to fill, densify, and weigh multiple, and various container types. The system can fill, densify, and weigh containers from 250 to 4,000 lbs., to an accuracy of +/- .01%.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.


Bagger for rice, wheat and grains

American-Newlong’s 3CM-5U high-speed automated packaging system, for rice, wheat and grains, features bagging capacity of up to 600 bags/hr. The compact design fits most low profile applications. 3CM-5U baggers place an empty bag on the spout, fill it (typically 20-50 lbs.), and close the bag top (heat seal or sewing), all within the confines of the bagger. Maintains bag top control throughout the process to achieve a high degree... Read more

5-liter bucket combination scale

The 5-liter Big Bucket PrimoWeigher from CombiScale can accurately deliver product ranging from 4 oz. to 55 lbs., and is well-suited for a wide range of free-flowing and non free-flowing applications including: cheese, clothing, confectionery, dry goods, electronics, fresh meat, and more. The PrimoWeigher open-frame design is simple and easy to operate, wash, and service. All contact parts are completely tool-less and are supplied... Read more

Small character inkjet printers

Hitachi America’s RX Series of versatile small character inkjet printers reduces life cycle cost and provides an eco-friendly design with an innovative ink circulation system and reductions to fluid consumption and evaporation. Other features include: automatic nozzle cleaning with auto shut-down; 10.4-in. large color LCD touch panel with increased resolution/viewing angle; intuitive/user-friendly guidance for operation and maintenance... Read more

Recovery trough system for small filler

Fogg Filler’s model F4.1 filler uses a semi-automatic one-way recovery trough system to make cleaning the filler faster, easier, and more cost effective. Previously offered on their larger machines, simply touch a button and the machine is cleaned in place without adding or removing any hardware, increasing the amount of bottles filled, decreasing the amount of cleaning time, labor costs, and operator contact with filling valves. The system... Read more

Wrapping machine

Multipack’s Tekna Flat wrapping machine runs at speeds up to 120 packs/min., and size changeover can be completed in as little as 5 minutes. Completely automatic functions wrap with a plastic film or optional paper. Can be either linked to a folder machine, fed automatically by an automatic product transfer, or hand-loaded. Tool-less and electric... Read more


Servo-driven cartoner

Using all-servo technology, the Vectra™ Cartoner from Douglas Machine is a heavy-duty, mid- to high-speed cartoner handling up to 300 cartons/min. Servo-driven technology ensures product control in all machine phases from infeed to discharge. Servo operation at the point of motion ensures overload protection at all machine functions. The live servo-driven flap tuckers and compression offer tuck or glue for a wide range of carton styles... Read more

Print-and-apply labeler handles legal-size labels

FOX IV Technologies’ Zebra-Based Model 5422 prints and applies labels from 4.0-8.5 in. wide x 14-in. long 24/7, at speeds up to 10 ips, and print resolutions of 203 dpi or 300 dpi. Designed for use in demanding environments, the Model 5422 uses Uniwall design that mounts the Zebra 220 Xi4 printer components to a rugged industrial centerwall. Screen-printed label and ribbon paths and user-friendly keypad and menus make the labeler easy... Read more

Printer for a variety of substrates

For companies that print large, variable data codes on porous and nonporous substrates, Videojet’s 2120 large character ink jet can apply characters on everything from cardboard and paper to plastic and foil. An automated setup wizard makes printer startup easy and fast, and preprogrammed templates help reduce coding errors, maximizing productivity. The 700 series printhead and inks are designed for printing characters up to 50 millimeters... Read more

Pouch machine for medical packaging

The Karlville Development Group’s KSG 600 PR-S-BZ flexible pouch machine produces a variety of bags for the medical and flexible packaging industry including: side gusset; standup pouch; 1, 2 and 3 side gusset; and folded or inserted gusset. The converting machine features: HMI touch screen; universal set-English language; high-speed guillotine cutter; servo control for sealing and power stations; mold removal system/universal placement along... Read more

Entry-level stand-up pouch filler

The Linpack range of stand-up pouch filling machines from CFM of Newbury includes an entry-level model for small production batches. The compact machine is simple to use. Features 15-minute size change. Comes with full functionalities and options. Suitable for use with a variety of products including grass seed, pet food, detergents, personal... Read more



Make2Pack and Connect-and-Pack Workshop Offered

Industry and technology expert Dave Chappell offers additional training for attendees to this year’s Packaging Automation Forum. Gain a better understanding of the Make2Pack and Connect-and-Pack™ concepts and their critical value to your operation. Discussion of PackML Implementation also included. Monday, April 25 at the Westin O’Hare, Rosemont, IL.

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UPCOMing events:

NACD 2011 Annual Convention
La Quinta Resort & Club, Palm Springs, CA The National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) annual convention will be held April 6-10, 2011.

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.

Healthcare Packaging Conference


Transforming Pharmaceutical Production with Continuous Manufacturing

Learn how to bring pharmaceuticals to market faster ... experience more energy-efficient production, cost savings and enhanced quality control. Hear James Evans of The Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing discuss a process that offers huge benefits for today's manufacturers, at the Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops on May 26 in Princeton, NJ.

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