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Packaging World      Special Projects Editor, Gretchen Edelbrock
SPONSOR: Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery September 9, 2011 | Edited by Gretchen Edelbrock

New technology speeds changeover for auger filling lines >>

Video from Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery shows actual changeover of a new type of so-called split hopper auger filler. Stainless steel split hopper system that allows fast and simple product changeover, cleanup and maintenance. The end result is a significant decrease in both labor costs and equipment downtime.

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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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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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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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THE LATEST INNOVATIONS

Waterfall-style cap sorter

Designed for production lines running 100-300 bottles/min., Fowler Products’ WSI 300 compact waterfall style cap sorter is suitable for lines where frequent changes in cap sizes are made; the capping area has a low ceiling; and/or dust must be kept to a minimum. The WSI 300 has an 8 cu. ft. cap bin, which sits flush to the capping machine for minimum footprint. The sorter’s lower height is useful in low-ceiling environments. The belt width... Read more

Eco-friendly water-soluble pouch packaging

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #C-632! Cloud Packaging’s Hydroforma water-soluble pouch packaging machine is designed to produce very low scrap and integrate easily into secondary packaging systems. Runs powder applications at up to 1200 pouches/min. and liquid applications at up to 700 pouches/min. Uses patented rotary drum technolog. primary packaging includes: unprinted/printed films; clear/colored films; powders, gels, liquids; 1gram to 1000 grams; dual... Read more

Portable case former

See it at PACK EXPO Booth # C-1000! ARPAC’s Model MCE-3400 Case Former handles left- and right-hand cases and comes with adjustment wheels and indicator scales for fast, tool-less changeovers and set up. Provides easy blank loading and the ability to plug this portable system into a 120 volt standard outlet. Uses Allen-Bradley® MicroLogix™ 1100 programmable logic controller to manage overall packaging functions. An optional Allen-Bradley PanelView™ Plus 600 human-machine interface... Read more

Capsule filling machine for lab scale filling applications

The GKF 702 capsule filling machine from Bosch Packaging Technology produces small batches of liquids, tablets, pellets, and powders right in the lab using the production parameters required later during production. For laboratory use a specially designed Mini-bowl filling station produces small product batches between 100 and 300 milliliters, which gives higher powder yields. This is especially suitable for expensive... Read more

Automated loader for food, pet food

The 400X Hyper-Loader retort basket loading system from Allpax Products, a division of Pro Mach, provides in excess of 10 sweeps/min. and basket changeover in less than 20 seconds. The Hyper-Loader technology features: servo carriage control for precise and fast positioning; container pattern pre-stage area to allow for continuous sweeping; a Slip sheet squaring area to ensure accurate placement... Read more

PLC-controlled robotic case packing/unpacking

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #C-3611! Intelligrated’s Alvey® robotic bottle case packer/unpacker features 2 robotic arms operating on a single PLC-based control system that may be integrated into existing fill lines in wineries, distilleries and breweries. Alvey robotics, operating on industry-standard controls, enable customers to deploy efficient and repeatable robotics solutions that also seamlessly integrate with other equipment on the line. By maintaining... Read more

Tamper-evident labeler

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #C-4615! The Neri BL400 VTE TT labeling machine from the Marchesini Group applies 2 tamper-evident labels on the side flaps of a carton as well as a vignette on the top. High-quality 2D Datamatrix codes can be printed on the body and on the sides of a carton. Print OCR/OCV inspections are performed. Features include balcony construction, full accessibility, ergonomic design, positive carton indexing and transportation, fast and easy... Read more

Case packer packs small bags at 130+ BPM

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #C-2439! A newly engineered case packer with auto-changeover from BluePrint Automation uses 3- and 4-axis Delta robots to pack fragile products such as bags of chips, other snacks and flexible packages, and perform complex pack patterns and/or high speed picking. The new design simplifies the system mechanically, provides plants with a smaller 4- x 8-ft. footprint and includes a virtually hands-free changeover between different product... Read more

Bagger for premade, wicketed bags

VS™ Bagger from WeighPack runs both polyethylene and laminated wicketed bags, can handle bag lengths of 6-20-in. and 6-14-in., and operates at speeds up to 35 cpm. The VS bagger automatically draws a bag, waits for the bag to be filled and then transfers the bag to interface with a horizontal sealer or twist tying machine. Available in both left-to-right and right-to-left configurations, the baggers are easy to set-up and operate. Features heavy-duty frame... Read more

Adjustable conveyor for light-weight boxes

Designed for corner wrap label applications, ID Technology’s adjustable conveyor moves lighter-weight boxes of various widths and weight. Slanted guide rollers provide positive pressure on the boxes as they push through the label application module, keeping positive control and product handling during the labeling process. A single crank handle adjusts the guide rail in or out to accommodate... Read more

UPCOMing events:

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.

Cold Chain & Temperature Management Global Forum
This event, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, examines the modern cold chain as well as evolving sectors such as medical devices and diagnostics, generics, APIs, clinical and biologics and cell therapies, September 26-30.

Process Expo
The industry's only single-destination food equipment expo featuring end-to-end food processing and packaging machinery and services across all food sectors, held at Chicago's McCormick Place, November 1-4.

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