Packaging, labelling & coding

Semi-automatic shrink wrapper

10 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Perfect Packaging

Clear Pack has released the Model: LST 50 Super semi-automatic shrink wrapper, a machine consisting of an L sealer and shrink tunnel in a single frame.

Case packer/erector

10 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Walls Machinery Pty Ltd

Quin Systems and Endoline have announced the availability of a compact case packing and erecting machine, capable of handling 100 picks and 20 cases/min.

IBM and OATSystems bring RFID downunder

14 November, 2007

IBM and OATSystems have announced that they will deliver the joint RFID solutions they have marketed successfully overseas to Australia and New Zealand.

High-speed 100 cpm case packers

12 November, 2007 | Supplied by:

OCME Srl and HBM Packaging Technologies have released a series of Altair Wraparound Case Packers which can reach speeds of up to 100 cartons per minute.

Distributions systems

12 November, 2007 | Supplied by:

TNA has introduced ROFLO, a distribution system which claims to push product breakage and flavour loss to all-time lows.

High-speed shrink-wrap machines

10 October, 2007 | Supplied by: OCL Packaging

The Powersleeve Evolution 4 high-speed shrink-wrap machines implement a floating sheath opening, rotary synchronised multi-blade graduated cutting, transfer of the sleeve by ejection and pre-positioning of the packaging by scrolling (simple, double, turned over or not).

End-of-line packaging equipment

10 October, 2007 | Supplied by:

A+F Automation, based in Northern Germany, is in the field of specialised machinery for complete end-of-line 'primary packaging' including shelf ready applications, for the dairy, beverage and food industries.

Platter solution

04 October, 2007 | Supplied by: Impact Automation Solutions

After extensive research into the food tray sealing market, and considering equipment from seven other multinational companies, Packaging Automation's PA182 MAP-F machine was chosen by Eco Smart Technologies, based in New South Wales

Drinking pouch for dogs

01 October, 2007 | Supplied by: Ampac Technologies Pty Ltd

Wetbone Company has launched water in a flexible drinking pouch package for dogs on the go. The dog bone-shaped pouch features two compartments with a reservoir for the purified, vitamin-enriched water at the bottom and a drinking bowl at the top

Packing truss tomatoes

27 September, 2007

Two automated packing lines being purpose-built in the Netherlands for deVineRipe's 8.2 hectare truss tomato facility in South Australia will incorporate the first technology of its kind used in glasshouse production in Australia

Shelf impact after a month at sea

24 September, 2007

UK-based Ashbury Confectionery recently gave UK converter Printing and Packaging Ltd the delicate task to design a chocolate pack with shelf impact for a new business with a retailer in Australia

Coding millions of cans

20 September, 2007 | Supplied by: Tronics NZ Ltd

More than 300 million cans have been coded in each of the past five years by four ultra high-speed ink jet printers on production lines at a Hastings factory

Marks & Spencer saves on salad pack

17 September, 2007

In the UK a Waste & Resources Action Program (WRAP) funded project is trialing an innovative way to seal flexible film bags and pouches, which is claimed to save at least 10% of the packaging material used on those products

Vertical form, fill and seal packaging systems

14 September, 2007 | Supplied by: tna solutions Pty Ltd

tna has introduced the robag3 high-performance vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) packaging system. The robag VVFS system has a high fill rate, good film efficiency and low wastage.

Capping machine

12 September, 2007 | Supplied by: Capson Australia

The Capson CH-1000 series is a fully automatic capping machine which unscrambles and applies plastic or metal caps to glass, plastic or metal containers. It is built in two configurations: indexed starwheel or inline.

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