With its NitroHotfill process, Krones AG is offering an alternative to conventional hotfill processes.
Sidel’s Predis dry preform decontamination system, initially used for beverages distributed in the cold chain, can now also be used for products sold at ambient temperature.
Precisionpack has increased its production capacity with the arrival of its second vertical form, fill and seal machine from Bosch.
TechnoWrapp has released the ruggedly constructed, high-speed A800 and A800 4E automatic ring-wrapping machines for wrapping palletised loads with stretch film and a waterproof top sheet. The machines are particularly fast as they can wrap at speeds up to 130 pallets/h.
Flexicon has released a Basic Bulk Bag Filler that performs low-capacity filling operations at minimal cost and can be upgraded with performance enhancements including a material delivery system integrated with the user’s process equipment or bulk storage vessels.
A state-of-the-art fully automatic drum filling machine has increased filling safety standards and efficiencies at Henkel Technologies. The machine was designed and manufactured locally by Flex Pack to comply with Henkel’s new global safety standard.
With its NitroHotfill process, Krones AG, Neutraubling is offering a financially interesting alternative to conventional hotfill processes.
The Tecno Pack FP020EVO horizontal flow wrapping machine offers a solution for clients requiring a well-featured and easy-to-use machine which is both robust and reliable as well as being suited to industrial use.
Ocme has released a low-energy, shrink-wrapping tunnel, designed to reduce the overall carbon footprint of its high-speed shrink-wrap equipment range of packaging machines.
The Leepack RP-8BT-Z pouch filling and sealing machine is an intermittent rotary machine with eight stations. It is designed for handling pre-made pouches such as flat and stand-up pouches (with/without zip). The machine is modular in design, with operating, adjusting and fault indication shown via a touch screen.
HBM Packaging Technologies has appointed LWA Engineering as its contract service provider for the SBC range of filling machinery. SBC beverage filling machines are widely used in the wine industry throughout Australia and New Zealand with a local installed base of 30+ machines.
The Behn + Bates Maschinenfabrik Orbis has been developed for clean and efficient filling of powder into 10 to 25 kg bags. The units primarily address the needs of producers of milk powder, baking ingredients as well as any other food powders.
A G Mondini $2m microwaveable cup filling line has recently been installed at Heinz Australia’s NSW facility.
Despite the availability of highly sophisticated silo logistics, bags continue playing an important role in the distribution of bulk goods. Especially for applications involving small batches or the packaging of demanding products, the manufacturers of food tend to rely on bags because of their flexible use. When it comes to selecting the appropriate bagging system, the properties of the products to be packaged need to be taken into account. Free-flowing products such as vitamin powder make other demands on the bagging technology than do heavy flowing and/or powdery and dusty products such as starch. It is for this reason Windmöller & Hölscher has released Topas and Opal, two different form-fill-seal packaging systems specially geared to these applications.
The SMI range of automated shrinkwrap, tray and carton packers is suitable for those looking for a convenient line upgrade within the requirements of the 30% tax break in the government’s Stimulus Package.