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Shrink systems

Polypack's (Pinellas Park, FL) automatic collator/tray former/ shrink packaging system incorporates the firm's custom collation modules and the Model TR-25 tray former.
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Machine Product Brief

Uncaser/case packer

Suited for food and beverage packagers who want to eliminate manual bottle unpacking and case packing, a two-in-one uncaser and case packer has been developed by A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL).
Machine Product Brief

Label printer/applicator

The X22 Turbo version of the ApplyPro(TM) bar code label printer/ applicator from Imtec (Bellows Falls, VT) is used in applications requiring on-demand automated labeling.
Controls Product Brief

Device level buses

TURCK Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has released a tutorial that provides an overview of device level "buses," which are the communication systems that link electrical components in a packaging line.
Supplier News

Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has acquired Augusta Bag Co. (Evans, GA).
Supplier News

Supplier news: International agreements

Key Technology (Walla Walla, WA) acquired Superior B.V. (Beusichem, The Netherlands), a manufacturer of conveying equipment.
Materials Product Brief

Coffee packaging brochure

American Packaging (Rochester, NY) has published a full-color brochure describing packaging options available to the coffee industry. These options include two-, three-, and four-ply heat-sealed pouches with clear or foil laminations, stand-up pouches with or without reclosable zippers and hanger holes, as well as stock pouches.
Machine Product Brief

Wide web label printer

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) LPT/1080 thermal/thermal-transfer label printer handles wide web labels, with a print width of 8.5" and a media width of 9".
Machine Product Brief

Bottle orienter

Palace Packaging Machines (Downington, PA) will introduce the Model BB-PQ handle, neck and panel bottle orienter. It operates in-line and over existing conveyors at speeds to 350 bottles/min.
Materials Product Brief

Case packer for stand-up pouches

Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) will debut the Technistar TS Series of case packers. The TS Series is the only case packer, says the company, for stand-up pouch packagers with the flexibility of handling a range of packaging configurations and pouch sizes.



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