PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Pactiv offers a look at its new Pactiv 9000 Air-Paq® engineered inflatable packaging at its booth, S-2342, at Pack Expo International 2004. Air-Paq is a durable, resilient, and efficient packaging solution available in 2- and 3-dimensional shapes. Design features a series of adjoining air tubes that are securely inflated to cushion and protect lightweight products during shipment. The tubes are connected via a series of patented one-way valves. If one chamber is punctured, the others remain inflated. Product is loaded into a deflated package. The Air-Paq is then inflated through an external valve. Air travels through a sequence of air chambers. The package can then be loaded into a carton for shipping.
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New Vari-Right right-angle top-load carton closer is the first system of its kind to offer a continuously variable pitch conveying design. Combines the carton size flexibility of lugless systems with the positive control of conventional flighted machines.
Many plants want to retain their plastic, Chep or expensive pallets for use in their palletizing and production process, requiring them to transfer their product to an alternate load base for shipping or storage.
PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Triangle is offering its Flexcell horizontal cartoning machine at its booth, S-806, at Pack Expo International 2004. Cartoner is designed and built around third generation digital servo motion control. The result is a compact cartoner with an insertion method that propels, not pushes, products into cartons. This eliminates pushed insertion jams and mechanisms such as barrel loaders, product trays, pusher arms, and confiner assemblies. At speeds to 100 cartons/min, machine has fast, 5-min changeovers.
Krones offers a Blow-Fill BLOC for filling PET bottles with non-carbonated water. PET bottles are produced in the Contiform S20 stretch blow molding machine and immediately filled by the VO-DM-PET filler and then capped, without a rinser or air conveyors.
On this extended shelf life bottling line for dairy products, this pressureless accumulation system from Hartness International provides up to 15 minutes of crucial accumulation time between filling/capping and labeling.
PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: RayPress showed its Protag neck tag applicator at its booth at Pack Expo International 2004 in Chicago this week. Machine takes neck tag material from two rolls and automatically applies the tags onto bottle necks at speeds of 400 tags/min. Until now, neck tags have only been applied by hand, resulting in higher labor costs and less efficient line speeds. Machine can be integrated into existing packaging lines or installed as a modular unit on an as-needed basis.
ProLine FC bag-in-box cartoner employs a new method for inserting bags into cartons in single, twin, and triple pack patterns. The intermittent-motion cartoner absorbs the output of one single-tube continuous motion bagger and has speeds in excess of 100 cartons/min.