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MULTI-HEAD WEIGHER FOR BLENDING, MIXING APPLICATIONS
WeighPack introduced its 24 Head PrimoCombi multi-head weigher for blending and mixing applications. Designed to automatically weigh, mix and dispense 2-4 products at a time, the PrimoCombi 24 head combination scale is ideal for blending frozen foods, vegetables, fruits and more. The PrimoCombi’s open frame design provides easy access to all components, and can be stripped to its core in minutes. With toolless buckets, chutes, pans and center hopper, cleaning is fast and easy.
WeighPack Systems, a Paxiom Group company
PDC International introduced the 90C-ER Shrinksealer for the fast, continuous application of tamper-evident seals and shrink-sleeve neck labels. The 90C-ER seals up to 400 containers per minute with true 24/7 reliability, but can run as slowly as 50 cpm to synchronize with production requirements. This machine applies single and multi-layer PVC, PETG, PLA and OPS sleeves in gauges as thin as 40 micron. Plus, its splice-on-the-fly changeover feature allows a second film reel to be staged and spliced while operation continues at normal speed. When the current reel is spent, an end-of-reel sensor automatically clamps the material end and begins consuming from the accumulation festoon.
PDC International Corp.
BAGGER FOR BULK LIQUID POUCHES
Black Forest Packaging Solutions introduced the LiquiMaster, a vertical form-fill-seal machine engineered specifically for the bulk liquid flexible packaging market. Providing high output speeds of 100-plus pillow bags per minute and precise filling accuracies, this all-servo continuous-motion machine can handle hot or cold liquid, viscous or solid products such as soups, sauces, dressings, condiments, meats and vegetables in single, dual or multi-component fills. It can be integrated with a single filler or combination of fillers and features a stainless-steel washdown sanitary execution, easy-access open design for changeovers, cleaning and maintenance and rugged construction to withstand harsh environments.
Black Forest Packaging Solutions, LLC
IMPROVED CASING METHOD FOR LARGE LIQUID BOTTLES
Hexacomb engineered an improved “casing” method for transporting larger-sized liquid bottles for juice applications. The new HexStackpackaging system features a single layer ofHexacombhoneycomb material, which is custom-die cut to accommodate the specific bottle neck. The pad is laid on top of a layer of bottles, with the closures and necks inserted into the die cuts. The die-cut orifice surrounds the bottle neck and rests on the shoulder, thereby immobilizing the container. A secondary process can also punch die-cut a wider circular channel under the hole to accommodate an optional carrying handle ring. For those bottle designs with a concave base, the slightly protruding closure above the die-cut orifice can nest into the base of the container above it, further stabilizing the load. Using this method, larger liquid bottles typically can be stacked three layers high for transport and retail display.
Hexacomb, a Packaging Corp. of America company
ELECTRO-WRAP STRETCH WRAPPER
ARPAC’s new automatic electro-wrap EWA rotary tower stretch wrapper is a robust wrapper designed, manufactured and supported to offer trouble-free operation. The pallet load is positioned under the rotary arm, and the film is automatically attached to the pallet load to start the stretch wrapping cycle. The rotary arm moves around the stationary load while the EZ-LOAD film pre-stretch module stretches the film from 150-300%.
VFFS BAGGER WITH STAINLESS-STEEL DOORS
The X-Series vertical form-fill-seal bagger from Triangle Package Machinery is available in three levels of sanitation—stainless steel, stainless-steel washdown and USDA/3A models. What is said to be one of the cleanest bagger designs on the market, the X-Series was enhanced with newly-designed stainless-steel guard doors, which are said to be the only stainless doors on the market that feature rounded openings, offering quick and easy cleaning while still providing visibility of the bagging machine in operation. Polished frames reduce the possibility of microbiological contamination. And, the open design and drainage areas allow for complete sanitation.
Triangle Package Machinery Co.
HORIZONTAL CUP/LID CASE PACKER
Schneider Packaging Equipment introduced a horizontal case packer for sleeves of cups and lids or a combination of both into a case. Designed to allow different products to be packed easily without extensive changeover, it offers gentle handling of product from accumulation through case closing. It also avoids product damage that can occur on equipment not built specifically for beverage cup/lid sleeved products.
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc.
CONTINUOUS MOTION BAGMAKER
Kliklok-Woodman unloaded its new Apache CM continuous motion universal bagmaker, featuring the company’s Celox endload cartoner and the Certiwrap 150 wrap-around cartoner. The Apache CM can produce up to 160 bags per minute for a variety of products with wide package size and format flexibility. Plus, it boasts a low-profile Flex-Mount machine frame, allowing direct mounting of filling systems such as weighers, augers and volumetric cup fillers.
CASE PACKER FOR MULTIPLE PACKAGE SIZES, PACK PATTERNS
A-B-C’s Model 206 case packer can pack many styles of cartons, cans and semi-rigid containers, single or multipacks into RSC, HSC or HSC display cases or trays. Changeover is easily accomplished at the operator console—simply select the new product and case/tray size from the pre-programmed options and the motorized changeover is activated. For extreme product size changes where change parts are required, modules with locking handles are used to ensure toolless changeover. The Model 206 packs up to 30 cases per minute.
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.