The Hawk Evolution™ vf/f/s makes bags up to 12-in. wide and 18-in. long, producing pillow, gusseted, and flat-bottom bags for applications such as candy, snacks, IQF foods, pet foods, fresh produce, hot liquids, coffee, and medical products.
It's getting harder to justify manual inspection as new-tech systems such as multi-camera 'stitching' Cognex systems enter the market—especially for cylindrical containers, according to Jeremy Opperman of Clarke Engineering.
Drive platforms, software, actuators, steppers—a wide variety of motion technologies were on display at the Pack Expo booth of Kollmorgen, which counts a number of leading food and beverage companies among its customers.
Automated Packaging Systems shows its FAS Sprint Revolution™ bagger, which accommodates a range of pouch styles and materials, with the Yamato Dataweigh TSDW-205W scale that loads fresh foods and fragile products directly into the bags. Ideal for products sold by a fixed weight.
Thermoformer Fabri-Kal can offer custom manufacturing of clamshells, as well as stock rigid plastic packaging for foodservice applications, in a range of material types, including PET, PS, PP, PE, and PLA. Services cover the spectrum from design and prototyping, to the manufacture of start-up volumes and production volumes.
Delkor designs into its case packing equipment five points of detection--among them a laser scanner, vision system, and pack pattern release system--that allows the packaging machine to analyze and self-correct defects, eliminating downtime and saving cost.