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Syntegon Sells its 300th Packaging System for Bars

July 5, 2022

Eleven years after its launch, Syntegon recently sold its 300th bar packaging system. As Syntegon focuses on continuous improvement of the line, the machines score points with their flexible and sustainable solutions. The packaging line’s success is the result of seamless system integration and continuous improvement. This has also been recognized by Biscuits Leclerc, the…

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At COSMOPROF North America, WIPOTEC-OCS to Demo Innovative Revolving, In-Motion Checkweigher for Cylindrical Cosmetic Products

June 29, 2022

Capable of handling up to 400 pieces per minute, the HC-A-IS Checkweigher efficiently helps eliminate reputation-damaging underfills or costly overfills. WIPOTEC-OCS, a leading manufacturer and supplier of precision in-motion weighing, track and trace/anti-counterfeiting solutions and X-Ray scanning equipment, will offer live demonstrations of a novel revolving, in-motion weighing system at COSMOPROF North America, July 12-14…

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The Advantages of Machines with Change Capabilities

May 12, 2022

How to Adapt and Adjust to Product Changes Faster By Jeff W Berg, Product Development Manager at HMC Products The need for machines that can handle changes in production levels will also need to handle changes for different products in a timely, cost-effective process. The “Just in Time” concept has moved into the packing formula…

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Accuracy and Efficiency Where It Counts

April 6, 2022

Three reasons to consider replacing weighing systems with precision optical counting machines. By René Stuijt Business Manager, Industrial for Cremer Speciaalmachines B.V In packing consumer products, accuracy, quality assurance and customer satisfaction are critical. When handled properly, product is apportioned precisely and packaged correctly, avoiding costly and reputation-damaging errors. However, a prevalent practice in high-volume…

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TurboFil Introduces Assembly & Vial Filling Station for Unidose Liquid Nasal Applicators

March 29, 2022

TurboFil Packaging Machines LLC, an equipment specialist dedicated solely to the design and development of liquid filling and assembly machines, has introduced an assembly and vial filling machine for unidose liquid nasal devices, which are increasingly seen as an attractive alternative to injections for the self-administration or emergency administration of accurate drug dosages. Available in…

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Matrix Gives Live Demos of VFFS and Pre-made Pouch Machines at PACK EXPO EAST

March 9, 2022

If you are looking to see the latest in vertical form fill seal (VFFS) and pre-made pouch machines, then look no further than Matrix Packaging Machinery in booth 2413 at PACK EXPO East, March 21-23, at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, Penn.  See live demonstrations and learn how VFFS, pre-made pouch and sachet machines…

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How to Impact Human-Machine Interface

February 9, 2022

Effective communication and a good user experience ensure Original Equipment Manufacturing is simple, by design, for vertical form fill seal machines By Mike Krummey , Electrical Engineering Manager at Matrix Do you ever wonder why some companies make things more complicated than they need to be? That’s been a puzzling question for me, especially when…

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Syntegon Introduces New Packaging Machine for Coffee

February 3, 2022

Syntegon Technology is expanding its portfolio for coffee packaging machines with the PMX packaging machine for ground coffee and whole beans. The machine can be used for different packaging formats thanks to fast format changes and full-corner-sealing. A modular concept enables manufacturers to react fast to changing market requirements and customer needs. At the same…

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Bulk Box, Tote and Bin Filler

December 8, 2021

Flexicon’s Basic Filler for bulk boxes, totes, bins or other intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) loads bulk solid materials free of dust, at low cost. The unit’s fill head can be raised or lowered using a forklift and secured with clevis pins to minimize the clearance between the rectangular dust hood and the opening of IBCs…

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Piab Introduces the piFLOW®am Specialized for Additive Manufacturing

November 20, 2021

The piFLOW®am is a small vacuum conveyor designed based on requirements from OEMs within Additive Manufacturing segment. The small and compact design features Piab’s proprietary and highly efficient COAX® vacuum technology as well as a butterfly valve. The butterfly valve is not sensitive to pressure fluctuations and is able to keep a material batch inside…

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Mobile Sanitary Bulk Bag Discharger

November 11, 2021

A new Flexicon Mobile Sanitary Bulk Bag Discharger with stainless steel material contact surfaces allows discharging of contamination-sensitive bulk solid materials to downstream processes, dust-free. Mounted on casters for in-plant mobility, the BULK-OUT® BFF Series discharger frame features four adjustable extension posts to accommodate bulk bags 36 inches to 84 inches (914 to 2134 millimeters)…

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Enercon Debuted New Super Seal Sealing Head at Pack Expo Las Vegas

November 8, 2021

At Pack Expo Las Vegas, Enercon continued to innovate as it introduced the new All-in-One sealing head now compatible with the Super Seal™ 300, 400 and 600-induction cap sealer. For packagers sealing a wide range of containers, Enercon’s All-in-One sealing head design offers tremendous flexibility, allowing operators to optimize the induction field to achieve a…

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Vacuum Packaging in a New Dimension

October 8, 2021

With the VSM® Bulky, Augsburg-based MBM innovations GmbH is setting new standards in the field of vacuum packaging. The compact model in hygienic design is a perfect all-rounder for vertical packaging of large products such as ham, pieces of meat or other large and loose containers. Numerous strong performance features not only offer added value…

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6 Trends in Liquid Filling

September 20, 2021

By Devin Partida, Contributing Writer Liquid filling is an essential step in many production lines. Food and drink manufacturers, cosmetics companies, and more all rely on automated liquid filling machines to maintain precision and efficiency. As such, changes in the liquid filling market have far-reaching impacts across multiple industries. Like many other industries, liquid filling…

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Streamlined Canning Line Concept: Carlsberg and KHS Implement Successful Projects in China

September 14, 2021

Carlsberg, one of the leading beer companies in China, aims to improve the quality of local beers in the long term and grow together with its partners, suppliers and employees. This is to be brought about by constant modernization of existing plant equipment and the introduction of new, advanced technologies. KHS has an important role…

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IWK Introduces Modular, High-Speed Top-load Cartoning Line for Prefilled Syringes, Vials & Other Fragile Pharma Containers

August 16, 2021

IWK Packaging Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of premium cartoning and tube filling equipment for the pharmaceuticals and health & beauty sectors, has introduced a modular, high-speed top-load cartoning line to meet dramatically increased demands for packaging pre-filled syringes, vials and other delicate pharma containers. The company’s IWK TL Series arrives amid continued efforts to produce…

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Syntegon: Next Generation Filling Machine LFS Sets New Standards in Dairy and Food Production

August 3, 2021

The portfolio of cup filling and sealing machines from Syntegon subsidiaries Ampack GmbH, Germany, and Osgood Industries, LLC, USA has been extended with the new LFS filling machine for the dairy and food industry. Available in clean and ultra-clean hygienic executions, the LFS fills and packages liquid, viscous and pump required products, such as yogurt,…

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Blister Meets Paper: Syntegon Wins German Packaging Award for Sustainable Tablet Packaging

July 29, 2021

Once again, the German Packaging Institute (Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V.) has honored Syntegon with the German Packaging Award – this time in the category “Sustainability”. The jury was impressed by the sustainability and good functionality of the paper-based packaging solution “Blister meets Paper”, which should also appeal to the health- and environmentally-conscious customer in terms of…

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Potato Packaging

The Paper People Announces Certification

June 23, 2021

Elcho, Wisconsin based The Paper People LLC, announced that the company has received its official “certified recyclable” certificate from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. The company’s new FDA approved heat sealable paper packaging uses its patent pending PaperLock™ sealing technology. PaperLock reportedly enables the user to heat seal paper bags on existing packaging machines without…

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Introducing Cortec’s New VpCI-126 Vacuum Bags for Long-Term Metal Parts Packaging

May 6, 2021

Cortec® Corporation announced the release of a new high performance VpCI® packaging product: VpCI®-126 Vacuum Bags. These bags take the protection of basic VpCI®-126 Film to the next level by adding an extra barrier against moisture and oxygen for enhanced corrosion inhibition during long-term storage or harsh shipping conditions. The bags can be vacuum-packed and…

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