The Orics FFS-30 form/fill/seal system is an intermittent-motion, variable-speed sealing system that forms a maximum tray size of 16" x 12" and a maximum tray depth of 4". The system can be combined with modified atmosphere options or can be purchased with full aseptic construction for certain dairy or medical device applications.
Pro Mach has recently formed a new group that markets, sells, and supports a flexible packaging product line including Matrix vertical/form/fill/seal systems, Toyo Jidoki automated pouch packaging systems, Inever stickpack and sachet packaging systems, and Rennco vertical bagging systems throughout North and South America. Troy Snader, Senior Vice President, goes into detail about the new group and what it means for customers.
The MARQ Random Top and Bottom Case Sealer will automatically accept different case sizes, fold the flaps and seal the top and bottom of the case, before discharging from the machine. No operator interface is required.
The Freedom Series hot-melt system addresses a number of issues that end users face today, including raw material supply, downtime, and operating costs. With its tankless architecture, it optimizes the use of hot-melt material through the use of Freedom-certified hot-melt materials.
What have I learned at Pack Expo 2013? For starters, packaging machines are getting smarter, the use of crop waste as a base for the production of protective packaging is moving impressively forward, aseptic cartons may be easier to recycle than is commonly perceived, and an amazing new ink for thermal ink jet coding is now available.
Morrison Container Handling Solutions' GH300 Rotary Orienter accommodates different-sized containers, orienting up to 300/min with 90/180/270-degree rotation. Offers small footprint, and a sustainability benefit in that no compressed air is required.
Converter Source One Packaging offers flexible packaging solutions from tamper-evident PVC/PET-G/PLA rollstock, shrink bands, neck bands, printed shrink labels, preforms, shrink bags, poly bags, stand-up pouches, polyolefin shrink film, BOPP, shrink bundling film, pressure sensitive labels, and lidding film. Full scale state-of-the-art converting facility accommodates all sized orders with lead times to meet production schedules.
Marchesini Group's NERI RE202 1T 1C automatic rotary labeling machine applies self-adhesive or glued labels; can be equipped with one to two label dispensing heads. Designed to position and label oval, shaped, or cylindrical containers.
Graco Inc.'s InvisiPac Tank-Free hot melt delivery system supplies adhesive and melts it to meet your application's demand, meaning less adhesive time at high temperatures, thereby producing less char and material degradation. Offers startup in less than 10 min, reducing downtime.
ABB's new 8-kg IRB 360 FlexPicker with Schmalz vacuum gripper uses vision guidance and conveyor tracking to individually pick random-positioned bottles, providing a robust method for handling heavier individual products and larger product groupings in multi-pick applications, with the ability to handle up to 500 products/min.
Fox IV's latest label printer/applicator includes a modular print engine and a Rockwell PLC that facilitates integration with warehouse control systems. Unique texting option lets the machine send text messages to machine operators, maintenance technicians, and others who need to know machine conditions.
Bosch Packaging Technology's new Pack 301 LD (long dwell) flow wrapper allows for longer sealing times compared with traditional rotary cutting heads, resulting in air-tight seams. Applicable for a variety of products, including fresh, perishable goods, and products packed in thick film such as medical goods.
BluePrint Automation's Swing Machine is a highly flexible case packer for bags and pouches, with the ability to pack them laying down or standing up on the same machine. Video shows pouches being packed in a retail-ready 3-sided display case.
AKMH motor from Kollmorgen is designed to be most hygienic in the market. Can be put directly in the wash down area and sprayed with water and cleaning chemicals. Stainless steel housing. Single cable for power and feedback. Unique breathing tube in the cable makes it possible to ventilate the motor as it goes through its thermal cycles.