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SPONSOR: Standard-Knapp May 20, 2011 | Edited by Gretchen Edelbrock

Strides in Glass-to-Glass Packing >>

Standard-Knapp is pleased to offer customers the ability to package glass bottles without cardboard partitions – without breakage! While more and more companies are utilizing lightweight glass, our partitionless packaging advancement allows companies to more quickly implement their green initiatives.


Modular Multipacker for Consistent Bull’s Eye and Bottom Seals >>

Progressive technology, modular construction and a high-efficiency heat tunnel meet in Standard-Knapp’s Tritium™ Multipacker to arrange and neatly wrap bundles of product so your message is conveyed properly every time.


New Servo-Driven Film Cutting Knife and Slide-Out Film Bed >>

Standard-Knapp’s engineering advancements allow for film to be cut faster, with more precision than ever before. Film cut speeds are no longer determined by film feed speeds, ensuring consistent, reliable cuts. The maintenance-friendly Slide-Out Film Bed allows easy access to knife and film bed.


Safely Remove Empty Glass Bottles at up to 70 CPM – Video Available >>

Ideal for wine and beverage industries, the PikMore™ Continuous-motion Uncaser removes empty glass bottles from their cases to allow for an expedited refilling and packaging process down the process line.


Innovative, User-friendly Packaging Machine Operator Interface >>

Customized for each Standard-Knapp machine, this Intuitive color touch screen has look and feel of a car dashboard. The graphically-driven interface reduces Mean Time to Recover (MTR) and increases efficiency for challenging applications.



Electric water-activated tape dispensers

The redesigned Better Pack 755eSA and 755eS automatic water-activated tape dispensers from Better Packages are made with heavy-gauge steel side-frame construction covered in durable ABS plastic to withstand rough handling and rugged conditions. The table-top dispensers feature: controller board upgrades that provide tape measuring accuracy and reliability; top cover redesign for improved tape access; exposed water bottle for quick and easy refills; continuously adjustable tape roll guide for simple transitions when changing tape with varying widths; removable power cord... Read more

Printer & ink for non-porous packaging

Trident Industrial Inkjet’s 384JetNP printhead and AllWriteA5000 ink provide safe, high-quality, fast-drying performance for displaying graphics, alphanumerics and barcodes on non-porous packaging for food, beverage, wine, personal care, medical and nutraceutical applications. The 384JetNP printhead produces readable barcodes (including code 128 and ITF-14 barcodes) with a print height of 2-in. (50mm) and printing speeds of 200-ft./min (1 meter/second). The alcohol-based, non-toxic AllWriteA5000 dries in less than 10 seconds unassisted and in less than 5 seconds with air... Read more

Load containment palletizing option for internal transport

Schneider Packaging Equipment’s automatic string tie load containment palletizing option stabilizes loads for safe internal transport. Designed for empty blow molded bottles in cases and other lightweight products that require additional handling and transport to other locations for filling or further processing. The string tie provides an environmentally-friendly, fast, cost-effective alternative to temporary stretch wrapping. The string tie arm can be programmed to automatically tie all layers or selected layers of cases as the cases are being loaded onto the pallet. Once the unit load reaches... Read more

Eco-friendly paper void-fill system

The GeoSpeed® Quantum™ compact, single-ply paper void-fill system from Pregis delivers crumpled paper from rollstock at speeds of up to 150 in./ second. Designed to eliminate paper jams, the system features a unique patented floating-head design which provides roll loading in a matter of seconds. The system, which can easily be rotated, facilitates ergonomic operator loading. Two paper alternatives are available—a standard kraft grade which is made from a percentage of recycled content and a GeoSpeed® Renew™ 100% recycled paper option. Renew™ paper is also softer on the... Read more

Modular stacker

The FSX Stacker from Focke & Co. provides high operating speeds and a flexible design. The modular FSX Stacker can be coupled to bag-packaging and/or carton packaging solutions. Features a compact... Read more


Fixed-mount barcode reader

The DataMan® 500 fixed-mount barcode reader from Cognex is the first ID reader to be powered by a proprietary vision chip, called Cognex VSoC™. VSoC is said to enable DataMan 500 to read barcodes at twice the speed of other readers, and does not have to be positioned optimally to achieve high read rates. Offers the same 1DMax™ and 2DMax™ code reading technology found in other DataMan products. VSoC technology enables DataMan 500 to offer speeds on 1-D barcode reading with up to 90 decodes/second and ultrafast image acquisition with auto-exposure, at up to 1,000... Read more

Food-grade bulk material handling system

National Bulk Equipment’s automated, food-grade bulk material handling system was built to be compliance-ready at start-up and to conform to the specific, regulated processes and practices of the wash-in-place (WIP) application. The integrated system conveyor is structurally designed with angled-plane, rounded-radius framework and highly finished plate to reduce solids build-up and speed moisture removal. Features: powered infeed conveyor; 2,000 lb.-capacity container lift carriage; 304-2b stainless steel custom discharge hood; surge hopper; and vibratory conveyor. Internal and external welds of... Read more

Case shaker

Designed for bread/bakery products, fasteners. weigh/filling systems, powder and granules, pharmaceuticals and more, the CSH18 Case Shaker from System Technology, Inc. produces a uniform distribution of bulk fill product and is useful for settling cases prior to closing. Powered by a 1/2 hp eurodrive motor, the CSH18 provides a consistent oscillating motion that is fully adjustable for settling and compacting material, allowing for efficient compaction in minimum time. The CSH18 design also allows selected cases to pass through unshaken. Unit fits around existing conveyor... Read more

Bagger offers vacuum, gas flush options at sealing station

The Bingo Bagger XL from WeighPack handles bags with widths of 16-20-in. and bag lengths of 14-24-in., and operates at speeds up to 25 cpm. Providing vacuum and gas flush options at the sealing station, the mobile Bingo Bagger XL also offers a compact footprint and is built using 304 S/S standard food grade for all contact parts. Uses pre-made wicketed bags, both laminated and polyethylene materials. The top-loading bagger automatically opens, fills, and seals the bag. Uses vertical seal jaws, reducing the overall length of the machine and making it more affordable. Available with... Read more

Dust-tight portable drum discharger

Material Transfer’s Porrtable Lift & Seal drum discharging system safely and efficiently empties drums of various dry materials. A hydraulic Lift & Seal System™ docks drums to a gasketed pour cone for... Read more


UPCOMing events:

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.

EXPO PACK México 2011
Centro Banamex, Mexico City, Mexico. EXPO PACK México features packaging and processing solutions for Latin America, with over 900 exhibitors from 20 countries, June 21-24.

HBA Global Expo
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. HBA Global Expo provides personal care and beauty manufacturers with new ingredients, solutions, supplier resources and world-class education to bring new products to market, June 28-30.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. North America's largest packaging and processing event includes a Pharmaceutical Pavilion, Processing Zone, Brand Zone, Confectionery Pavilion and more, September 26-28.

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