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What to Watch For in 2023

There is a lot of uncertainty about what’s ahead for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies in the remaining three quarters of 2023. How will inflation and worries about a potential global recession impact consumers and businesses? Are supply chain disruptions— and the global pandemic that spurred them on—finally over? How will emerging automation technologies impact workforce issues and operations?

Though there is no crystal ball to peer into, three areas can be expected to shape the rest of this year: the consumer, the package and your facility.

Consumers: Changes Continue

Demographic shifts, changing preferences and economic factors, highlighted in Euromonitor International’s Top Ten Consumer Trends for 2023, are bound to impact consumer behavior—and the world of packaging—this year.

Gen Z now represents 25 percent of the population. Young Zoomers aren’t inherently loyal consumers and don’t like to be treated like transactions. They also have high expectations for brands. To earn their trust, CPG companies need to be transparent, honest and relatable, with packaging that communicates these traits.

Female shoppers also require fair representation and equality at the marketplace. They will be supportive of brands that advocate for a cause and personalize products to their size, age or life stage, all factors that impact packaging.

High transportation costs, record-high inflation and supply shortages will continue to drive up the cost of living. Budgeteer consumers may push brand loyalty aside in favor of private-label and store-brand products. These same factors are expected to continue driving e-commerce. CPGs may also feel the pinch as shrinking profit margins lead to SKU rationalization, updated pricing strategies and supply chain optimization. Look for

more brands to drive direct-to-consumer (D2C) models to help deliver savings while retaining customers. However, D2C will require CPG manufacturers to invest heavily in automation to meet expected demand, causing some growing pains.

Packaging: Sustainable Solutions

The packaging material landscape may see big shifts in coming years. Rigid plastic, flexible packaging and metal are expected to see the biggest gains by 2025 in the U.S., but the degree of growth will depend on the category they serve.

On the materials front, sustainable packaging remains top of mind for brands. CPGs will continue to find new and creative solutions that connect with the consumers who are demanding environmentally friendly packaging despite the challenges, such as the suitability of older machinery to new materials as well as longer sealing times and other packaging performance issues.

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This resource is designed just for you – the specifiers and buyers of packaging equipment and materials. Here, you have the top industry suppliers at your fingertips, listed out by category of expertise. We hope you keep this reference and turn to it throughout the year when you’re looking for your next packaging solution.

Pay attention to the refill/reuse systems trend in beauty and personal care products happening now, which cuts across rigid and flexible packaging formats. Unilever is now well into its refill partnership trial with Asda in Europe, covering seven household-name brands and a model that emphasizes scaling refill-at-home innovations. Materials suppliers poised to help brands make the shift away from the single-use model include Aptar Beauty + Home and Quadpack, who developed a refillable wooden lipstick package and Mondi Group and Thimonnier, whose recyclable, monomaterial berlingot sachet is designed for liquid soap refills.

Watch for more surprises in the switch to paper-based formats, like KitKat’s ongoing experiment with curbside-recyclable paper as a replacement to plastic flow wraps in Australia. KitKat will gather feedback on how consumers like the new packaging via QR codes on the wrappers.

Another example of out-of-the-box thinking for sustainability is Spanish beer brewer Estrella Galicia, who launched a unique, adhesive-only multipack format it calls the No Pack, which uses a line of glue dots where one can abuts another in a six-

Facilities: Workforce and Automation Challenges

Facility managers have a lot on their minds these days, and with good reason. The workforce issues that have dogged manufacturing since the beginning of the pandemic show no signs of lifting. Automation continues to advance rapidly to help solve these issues, but new concerns, such as cybersecurity, are being added to the mix.

Your facility is not the only one being challenged to recruit and retain workers. The vast majority of CPGs are having di culty finding skilled machine operators, technicians and those familiar with complex equipment or digital automation technologies. In a recent study published by The Manufacturing Institute, 93% of respondents said they were struggling to find skilled applicants for vacancies within their companies. Finding enough workers to cover shifts, high turnover rates and technical training gaps are related concerns.

In response, brands are turning to automation for manual tasks and processes as the main remedy to reduce costs and demand for workers. But the benefits

spotlight. While cobots are helping CPGs be more productive, they are also often seen as more complex to implement in a plant than robots, according to PMMI’s Business Intelligence report. Some CPGs noted they perceived that cobots were slower than manual processing. CPGs are looking for packaging technologies that are simple and user-friendly to accommodate lower skilled workers as well as being outright e cient.

According to a majority of CPGs who responded to PMMI’s poll, packaging and processing have the most potential for automation among all stages of getting consumer packaged goods to market. Warehousing came in second. While the pandemic played a role in increased automation in 2021, it is now becoming clear that the drive to automation is likely to be permanent. Although warehousing and storage are lower on the list of automation priorities, there is still an opportunity for automation e ciencies here: 68% of CPGs who responded to the poll said packaging materials receiving and storage management is highly manual in their plants and 61% said raw material receiving and storage management is mostly manual.

pack format, completely doing away with paperboard can handles.

Brands will continue to promote their sustainability commitments, inspiring more healthy competition. At the same time, CPGs will have to keep another challenge in the balance: how to get consumers on board to pay for increased costs for the environmentally friendly products they demand without losing market share. In turn, CPGs will also be putting more pressure on their suppliers to provide clear solutions and e ciencies to help them meet their goals, not to mention the carbon emissions targets set by policymakers.

of automation do not end there. The recent PMMI Business Intelligence report on “Challenges and Opportunities for Packaging and Processing Operations,” which polled leading CPGs, noted that technology can assist with retention by automating repetitive tasks, making work more exciting, increasing the span of control of current operators and accommodating lower skilled workers. Emerging technology like augmented reality might also lead to better engagement and training of employees.

The turn to automation has put collaborative robots (cobots) into the

Remote access technology is another automation trend worth tracking. However, the top barrier for CPG companies adopting remote access technology is cybersecurity concerns, according to PMMI’s research. Surveyed OEMs also saw customer buy-in and acceptance of remote access by CPGs as a barrier to wider rollout, which is understandable based on companies’ security concerns. Suppliers who can help CPGs overcome these concerns should fare well in 2023.

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Checklist for Buying Packaging Equipment

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Know exactly what you need. An in-depth user-specification requirement document should always be priority number one before buying any new equipment. “You are going to be unsatisfied with a piece of equipment if you did not figure out exactly what you needed before buying,” says Christine Duncan, marketing manager for ProMach’s Matrix and Ossid brands. First, choose the suppliers who have the experience to help you select the right solution for your application. Once you find them, work closely with them to communicate your exact expectations.

Be bold and take risks. Early on, be open to new approaches and be ready to take risks. It may be easier and less risky to go with what you know, but replicating what you’ve done in the past won’t expose you to new technologies and new vendors who o er significant cost savings and time-to-shelf advantages for your package. You can always revise your risk assessment throughout the project. Thinking through potential pitfalls (see opposite page) and having the necessary contingency plans in place will prepare you for when problems crop up.

Get input from floor operators. Executives will usually make the final call on the machine to buy. But before presenting a recommendation to them, be sure to gather input from line-level personnel such as machine operators, technicians and mechanics to see what they think. Talk to your containers and materials suppliers, too. Collecting their feedback will bring valuable new insights that will inform the final decision. It will also help prevent missteps, such as having to refabricate parts mid-project. You can consider sending that same production team to the vendor’s factory later for in-depth equipment and safety training, during or even separate from the factory acceptance test (FAT).

Calculate speed thoroughly.

Throughput—nominal, jog and surge—as well as the conveyor speed all play into the equation of determining speed requirements. First, calculate the speed required to produce enough product for the initial launch. Then, determine the rates required for ongoing production. Look at the balance between the short and long term numbers and now you have a target for your overall strategy. A good rule of thumb for future growth: try to build in excess capacity of at least 15%.

Consider all costs. Don’t make the mistake of eliminating a machine based solely on cost. It’s important to put all costs in the proper perspective. For example, you may end up spending more money in the long run modifying an inexpensive machine or getting it to work for your application. One approach: ask your supplier if they are willing to customize the machine to your specific needs and factor that into one of your plans. Then, calculate the total cost of ownership for the cheaper option, the customized solution and any other options on the table.

Think about

flexibility

and growth. Many will buy a machine in 2023 thinking only of their 2023 product line. When you invest in new equipment, you’re not just looking at requirements for one package. Think about flexibility for future needs. How will the new machine be at running new package sizes and products you haven’t even thought of yet? Buy intelligently this year so that next year, when marketing comes knocking on your door with a request to go to a di erent package size, your equipment purchase won’t limit your capabilities and box you into a corner.

Plan for wear and tear. When specifying a machine, it’s important to not overlook factoring in the technical services that will be needed to keep it up and running. The big question on the plant floor these days is: “How quickly can I get spare parts from the supplier?” Set up good preventative maintenance practices and schedules to minimize downtime. “You’re making an investment in equipment that should last many years,” says Ben Vlieger, chief sales and marketing o cer at Felins. “Make sure that you spend those years with a supplier that understands your continuing needs and supports you.”

Consider

Buying the right packaging and processing equipment for your application is a big deal. There’s much to consider, from cost to capabilities, speed, flexibility and even future support. Refer to this checklist of best practices as you begin the purchasing journey for your next packaging machine. 8

Ask yourself if someone else—a contract packager—can do your project better or cheaper than you, which will ultimately save you the capital investment. Leaving a co-packing option on the table is particularly apropos when the launch window is extremely tight.

outsourcing as a solution.

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Missteps to Avoid in Your Next Packaging Project

Integrating new or revamped packaging equipment into your packaging line takes time and understanding. To ensure the overall success of your next packaging project, it is critical to get the details of the project just right and adjust your expectations to the realities of your project. When planning your next packaging project, be sure to avoid these common pitfalls.

Unrealistic expectations

When a CPG sets the expectation for a higher level of performance than is necessary for a machine, either to justify the purchase or to pad the number with the assumption that the machinery supplier will fall short, it puts undue pressure on the equipment maker to commit to an unreasonable goal. All this does is set up both sides for disappointment. Here’s a better approach: have a frank discussion over real performance requirements and align expectations accordingly.

Vendor/application misalignment

Many equipment makers are founded or run by engineers, and most engineers have never met a problem they couldn’t solve— or so at least they think. It’s your job to filter through the vendor’s claims to make sure they can deliver on their sales pitch. Take the extra steps to make sure you are partnering with a vendor whose company values match yours. You will rely on them to provide a sustainable solution and support

for years to come. Vendors that contract to build machines outside their area of core competency will ultimately end up disappointing you, the CPG customer.

Incomplete project scope

Communicate the scope of your project clearly and completely. Do not assume your vendor will know your facility or packaging line, understand your upstream and downstream processes, or even know the ambient temperature in your factory—you have to tell them. “When talking about the full project scope, there is no such thing as too many details,” says Mike Brewster, vice president of sales and marketing at Schneider Packaging Equipment. “It is extremely valuable to understand what exactly is occurring up or downstream from your solution, even if it does not change your solution.”

Neglecting to consider future container sizes/shapes

No one can know the future, but CPGs should brainstorm with operations, engineering and marketing to at least think through all the possible containers you may run and communicate that to your equipment vendor up front. Include in this list what you run now and then account for what you may run in the future.

Counting on integration

It’s a mistake to assume a machine builder will serve as your engineering department and take responsibility for your entire line,

unless you explicitly hire them to do so. Never forget that the machine builder’s job is to build the machine, not to take responsibility for your line.

Being unprepared for machine delivery

As soon as you sign the contract to perform the FAT, you as a customer have work to do before the supplier’s truck rolls up with your new machine. Are all the utilities ready? Is there a clear path from the loading dock to the machine’s new location? Get your packaging materials ready, too. Sample products and packages are not only a requirement for the vendor during machine design, but they will also be needed in larger quantities later for internal testing and for the FAT. To test after the machine is installed, you will need still greater quantities. Be sure to include the costs for testing materials and shipping when setting up your budget.

Not validating at every step

When it comes time to validate your purchase, do you know what a successful implementation looks like? Failure is likely if expectations are unrealistic, or if vendor promises are not verified prior to purchase. You can only declare success at the end if you define it in the initial specifications you present to your supplier. Once you agree to how success will be defined, validate your progress towards it every step of the way.

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Get Started on Your Sustainability Solution Design a Sustainable Package in Six Steps

Retailer demands. Machine and material technology. Public perception. Economic pressures. The regulatory environment. There are a lot of balls to juggle on the quest to design sustainable packaging, but here’s how to get started.

1. Ask questions first

Be aware of the challenges your current package faces in the sustainability puzzle. Is your package capable of being collected, sorted and processed? Is there a customer for your package at the end of its life cycle? If your package is currently going straight into a landfill, what other material options exist? When it comes to sustainable packaging, it’s important to learn about what you need to learn about.

2. Do a life-cycle assessment

Designing a sustainable package requires a comprehensive approach. Doing a carbon-emissions based life cycle assessment (LCA), the industry standard in informing sustainable packaging design, is often the first step. LCAs look at not only packaging materials but also through the wider lens of manufacturing practices, logistics considerations, consumer use and disposal. While numerous LCA options are out there, many of them may measure the same package in di erent ways, so it’s important to pick a program and stick to it.

3. Look at each component of your package

Sit down with your engineers and take a good, hard look at your package to discover any source reduction possibilities not previously considered. Brainstorm on bio-based material or recycled content you could introduce to the packaging components without compromising product integrity or detracting from shelf presence. Work with suppliers and technology developers who specialize in creating more sustainable containers, caps, labels and other components.

4. Evaluate monomaterials

Many materials, such as paper and PET, may be widely recycled, but oftentimes coatings, labels and other elements added to enhance package functionality or aesthetics may render them unfit for the recycling stream. This is the main reason why the spotlight is on monomaterials. Think big: could you pull o this package using only one, curbside recyclable material? Machining for monomaterials is a clear challenge, but it can be done. If you need inspiration, look to Colgate, whose monomaterial toothpaste tubes are finally a commercialized reality.

5. Design from the outside in

Look for space-saving opportunities in distribution when designing your package. Usually package design is focused on what the package will hold or contain—designing from the inside. But looking through the lens of how to minimize distribution logistics costs forces you to design from the outside in. To

right-size your package, look at any excess materials in your container that impact transport, handling and storage.

6. Look at renewable feedstock

Packaging based on renewable feedstock, such as bioplastics made from corn or sugarcane, has gained a presence in the packaging marketplace. For example, the polystyrene alternative protective packaging called MycoComposite from Ecovative is made from mushroom roots and designed to break down naturally after use. Switching to any material requires ample testing. When evaluating renewable feedstocks, consider a full life-cycle approach by looking at the materials’ performance in recycling, the supplier’s raw material sourcing and the material’s overall functionality for your product.

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PMMI Business Intelligence, 2022 Challenges and Opportunities for Packaging and Processing Operations
89% of CPGs polled are designing recyclable packaging, and 80% are minimizing packaging to reduce waste.
Over half of CPGs (56%) surveyed are redesigning packaging using more sustainable materials.
About a third (36%) of CPGs surveyed are implementing re-use packaging, while about a quarter (27%) are choosing renewably sourced materials.

Sustainability Beyond the Primary Package: Five Things to Think About

The sustainability discussion focuses most of its attention on the primary package: the unit that will ultimately go into a recycling stream or a landfill. Yet, there are many other sustainability considerations beyond the primary package itself. Sustainability touches all points in the production line. How the package is handled in the plant, how it is bulk-packed and how it is shipped all play into the sustainability equation. Use this checklist to think outside of the source-reduced box about the bigger sustainability picture.

Think like a machine

The decision to go sustainable will impact not only your fillers but every inch of product handling system throughout the facility. Using the right-sized box requires machines to run di erent styles of boxes, cartons and cases. Opting for case packers with a minimal footprint will not only save energy but also help you hit sustainability targets. Don’t forget about conveyors and other secondary packaging machines; they should be able to adapt to lighter materials, like lightweight corrugated.

Think about secondary packaging

E ective primary packaging and shrink wrapping can greatly decrease the amount of shipping packaging needed. Whenever possible, try to eliminate secondary and

tertiary packaging. For example, some CPGs are now increasing the thickness of their solid bleached sulfate (SBS) materials from .16- to .22- or .24-in. to eliminate the need for secondary cases or other pallet stabilizing material. Make the most of volume savings. Even small reductions in height or width, such as 1/16 or 1/8 in., can result in significant savings across your product lines. And don’t just focus on your core product line, consider all the products that need packaging. By quantifying the amount of packaging being used, you can quickly estimate potential cost and waste savings.

Think about your pallets

Trimming fractions of an inch here or there o of your pallet can really add up. Look at primary package designs (see opposite) and how they fit into your case to discover where to shave excess space. Case and pallet-maximizing software will help you better understand how products and packages work together in di erent environments to find a space-saving solution. Be prepared for the possibility, though, that the software analysis may suggest changing the dimensions of the product itself.

Think about supply chain

Packaging typically makes up less than 10% of a product’s carbon footprint, with production, consumer use and transportation taking

up the lion’s share. To solve the sustainability puzzle, think about where you can make a di erence in shipping and logistics. Shipping packages that are mostly air over short distances is bad enough, but carbon footprints get multiplied quickly over the longer distances that products often travel. Identify local supply chain partners that share your mission. Research options carefully, because they may have a business model that is not compatible with yours.

Think about new models

When brainstorming about sustainability, think big. Have you considered new models like multiple-use or closed-loop packaging? Are there ways a shipping package can be used multiple times for the same function or can be used for another function before being discarded? The cost of the product decreases with each use. However, it’s important to factor in the cost of managing reusable, recycled or multiple-use packaging. You may be surprised to learn how much internal packaging you’re using and how easily it can be converted into reusable containers that have virtually unlimited life cycles.

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Emerging Technologies on the Horizon

Automation emerged as a game changer during the pandemic, o ering a way for companies to respond to challenges on production lines and in supply chains, while also helping to address critical labor shortages. Companies are now realizing the potential of automated solutions to optimize production, storage and distribution processes.

But what’s on the technology horizon is more than just robots. Advancements and increasing adoptions in other areas, such as 3D printing, supply chain digitalization and materials technology will also grab their share of the spotlight this year.

Automation: full speed ahead

AI and machine learning are revolutionizing our industries, enabling robots to adapt to new scenarios by constantly learning from a growing amount of relevant data. Robots can now tackle complex tasks such as dynamic item picking and precise product inspections on a production line.

Advances in machine vision have made robots particularly valuable at the end of the packaging line, delivering more e cient pallet stacking that does not require extensive reprogramming to change product type or configuration.

In PMMI Business Intelligence’s 2022 report “Robots and Cobots: An Automated Future,” a majority of CPGs surveyed say they are now using robots at the end of line. The technology is especially useful for larger operations. “We could not operate without our robots and cobots due to the numerous products and packaging patterns,” says a process and automation engineer at a leading beverage company who is quoted in the report.

Survey respondents told us that they are using robots and cobots to reduce palletizing time, minimize gaps and o er measurable productivity, reconfigurability and increased

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line flexibility during palletizing. Upstream applications for these technologies include case/tray handling, labeling, inspection and material loading. They are also deploying cobots in transport packaging, especially as cobot payload capacities increase.

Interestingly, respondents also thought that robotics growth will begin to plateau in the near future. Currently, 53% of surveyed CPGs use robots in end-of-line packaging, but those CPGs expect no change in that number in the next five years. For cobots specifically, participating CPGs expect a decline over the same timeframe, from the current 18% usage down to 16% in the next five years.

While autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs) have been in manufacturing facilities for years now, businesses are increasingly turning to autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for internal transport solutions.

82,000 AMRs shipped in 2021, with shipments predicted to reach over 600,000 by 2025, according to an article by Mobile Industrial Robots. Look for more AMR innovations to be rolling on the plant floor soon. The newest generation of sensors and AI-driven data are making AMRs flexible enough to be easily redeployed and smart enough to navigate a facility without the need for guided wiring or magnets.

3D printing: a solution to the parts crisis?

Industrial 3D printing technology holds potential in new applications as prices of printers decrease, technological capabilities improve and adoption continues to rise.

According to PMMI Business Intelligence’s “Future of Automation in Packaging and Processing” report, 25% of the CPG companies surveyed said that they are already using 3D printers to print spare parts, and that figure is expected to increase to one third in the next three years.

Traditionally, 3D printers have also been used to create designs and prototypes, saving time and money and having an immediate impact on ROI in product development. Now, 3D printing may be increasingly used in machine maintenance, helping CPGs keep downtime and maintenance costs low through on-the-fly spare parts generation.

Common applications they reported included printing non-moving parts that wear out quickly—rails, runners and wheels—as well as printing end-e ectors for robots. A ordable 3D printers can already print in metal, and the future is likely to

bring more material options to the market. Increased adoption throughout the industry will help CPGs reduce the cost of parts and circumvent potential supply chain problems, thereby reducing lead times and saving on administrative time and space.

The emergence of supply chain digitalization

The future growth of CPGs increasingly depends on their ability to mitigate the e ects of inflation on the supply chain, navigating rising energy and material costs. Digitalization o ers a tool to do just that.

According to GlobalData, the data and analytics company, digitalization incorporates technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) as a strategy to improve supply chain e ciency and reduce costs. GlobalData expects the integration of digital technologies will be a major development in supply chain management over the next decade.

What would a typical scenario for supply chain digitalization look like? AI can be used to predict changes in supply and demand, allowing for better inventory management, cost savings and supply chain e ciency. Increased automation across all stages of the supply chain can also aid in the shift from just-in-time to just-in-case delivery, reduce the risk of disruption and ensure product availability at all times.

The rise of maintenancepredictive

Perhaps the greatest disruption CPGs can experience is when a machine simply breaks down. Expect predictive maintenance systems to grow fast. PMMI Business Intelligence’s survey of attendees at PACK EXPO International in late 2022 found that 43% of the polled CPGs are currently using some form of the technology, while an additional 45% plan to implement predictive maintenance in the next three years. Details are published in the 2022 “Challenges and Opportunities for Packaging and Processing Operations” report.

CPGs are using predictive maintenance for implementing thermography solutions, full equipment monitoring and computerized maintenance management system software.

Increasingly, CPGs are looking to their suppliers for embedded or added predictive maintenance systems that handle parts room setup and organization, oil monitoring analysis, risk and reliability

software and machine level fault codes. They also need systems for tracking hours of use until downtime, outage planning and scheduled total productive maintenance and other factors.

Most respondents told PMMI that they are in the early exploratory stages with predictive maintenance, but the interest of respondents shows a significant and growing group adopting the technology, pointing to a technology trend to watch.

Active packaging

Technological advancements are also happening at the micro level, in materials. Advances in active and intelligent packaging (materials that include features to extend shelf life or monitor freshness) offer a chance to tackle the big problem of food waste, which has not only productivity but also environmental and humanitarian implications. About $400 billion is lost to food waste before products even reach the market each year, translating to 14% of all food produced, according to Angela Morgan, director of business development at Aptar.

Aptar’s InvisiShield is a three-phase polymer, an example of antimicrobial packaging that uses chlorine dioxide to protect produce from pathogens, extending the shelf life and reducing food waste. The Antipack from Handary is a commercial film that uses a coating of nisin to inhibit mold growth on solid food products like cheeses. Other examples from the developing sector of active packaging include:

• Edible coatings, applied directly to the product using spraying, dipping or brushing, are invisible to the consumer but can increase shelf life by providing gas barrier protection and e ective moisture barrier.

• Nanotechnology holds its own and is also intermixed with other categories. Danaflex-Nano supplies a flexible pack with a rigid top that uses silicate nanoplates to extend shelf life.

• Oxygen scavenging is an established active packaging category that already has several innovative examples in use, such as beer brewer Carlsberg’s ZerO2 scavenging material placed in the cap liner.

• Indicators built into packaging are another wide ranging category with several key functions depending on the product, from time temperature indicators to gas sensors.

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Have You Tried

We hope this Buyer’s Guide will help you find the supplier for your next project. But chances are good that you will also be checking out potential vendors online. If you have ever tried to search for packaging machinery online you were likely overwhelmed by the sheer number of results. For example, a search for “cartoning equipment” on Google is returning about 36 million results.

What if you could connect to your next supplier by searching online through a curated, vetted list of the leading suppliers of packaging and processing machinery, materials and services? Now you can. PMMI ProSource is the online directory of PMMI members, representing the top suppliers in our industry who are experts in packaging and processing.

PMMI ProSource? three ways to find solutions

PMMI ProSource is a robust online directory with more than one way to navigate.

Drill down from the homepage

Start at Prosource.org and click through to the specific category you need. PMMI ProSource features illustrations and category definitions to help guide you through to the right solution.

Powerful search bar

At the top right of ProSource.org is a powerful search bar. Auto complete and common synonyms have been programmed in to help you find your solution faster.

Search by package type

Use the Package Type tool on the left hand side of PMMI ProSource to search for equipment by the packaging it runs: bags, bottles, cartons and more. Search results will display the suppliers who told PMMI their machines can handle those package types.

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Cartoners Carton Erect/Load/Seal Carton Erectors/Formers quipment Category • 54 Companies quipment Category • 31 Companies quipment Category • 9 Companies See all Cartoning equipment categories Gabletop Cartoning Equipment Cartoning Equipment Search by Package Types:

Why PMMI ProSource?

PMMI ProSource quickly connects you to your next supplier. How?

• Focused on our industry. Browse hundreds of categories of validated suppliers in key areas of machinery, materials and services, such as vertical form/fill/seal equipment, liquid fillers and conveyors.

• Authoritative. All companies listed are members of PMMI, the leading global association of packaging and processing that produces the PACK EXPO shows and this magazine. PMMI sta validate category listings.

• Less scrolling, more finding. Rather than spending hours scrolling through search engine results online, go to PMMI ProSource for a curated experience that connects you faster to the packaging and processing specialists who have the specific solutions you need.

Filter your results

Use PMMI ProSource’s filters during your search to sort through packaging solutions as you research, similar to the consumer sites you love.

• Say you are a start-up salsa company looking for your first machine. Once you are in the Liquid Fillers section, you can sort results to find suppliers that specialize in entry-level/budget models or hot fill machines machines using the panel on the left.

• Or, if you are a snack company looking specifically for stick pack machines, go to the Vertical Form/Fill/Seal section and select Stick Pack under the Bag Style section.

Make the connection

When you find a supplier that you are interested in, click on the preview blurb to be taken to their profile page. There, you can get an overview of the PMMI member supplier, their specialties, equipment categories and contact information.

Congratulations—rather than spending precious time digging through endless results on a search engine, you have just made a connection with a new potential supplier. And you did it all for free!

More than just listings

In addition to the directory listings, PMMI ProSource also offers many helpful howto articles to help you solve typical problems in the facility. Recent articles have included “Palletizing 101: An Overview of the Basics” and “Common Ways Labeling Projects Can Fail.”

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MACHINERY PAGE ADHESIVE APPLICATORS Dekka 51 Meler USA Corporation 66 Nordson Corporation 68 Robatech USA Inc. 73 Valco Melton 80 BAGGING, POUCHING & WRAPPING Formost Fuji Corporation 27 BAG & POUCH FILL/SEAL (PRE-MADE) All Packaging Machinery 22 ALLIEDFLEX Technologies, Inc. 21 BestCode 96 BW Flexible Packaging 253 FAWEMA Inc. 26 Formost Fuji Corporation 27 Frain Industries 58 Glenroy, Inc. 257 High Tek USA, Inc. 180 Mamata Enterprises, Inc. 30 Massman 65 Matrix Packaging Machinery, Inc. 31 PAC Machinery 33 Paxiom Group 34 Plan IT Packaging Systems Inc. 36 Shemesh Automation 190 Triangle Package Machinery Company 39 Uni ed Flex Packaging Technologies 40 Viking Masek Global Packaging Technologies 81 BLISTERS/CLAMSHELLS/ SKIN PACKAGING Klöckner Pentaplast, Food Packaging 272 Starview Packaging Machinery 244 U.S. Tsubaki, Inc. 161 BULK HANDLING/FILLING EQUIPMENT Duravant 219 ECORRCRATE 270 High Tek USA, Inc. 180 Ideal-Pak 181 Material Transfer & Storage, Inc. 150 National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE) 154 Piab Inc. 232 Ryson International Inc 158 Uni ed Flex Packaging Technologies 40 Yamato Corporation 194 CAPPING BellatRx Inc. 173 New England Machinery, Inc. 156 Pneumatic Scale Angelus 187 Serac Inc. 189 Shemesh Automation 190 Shibuya Hoppmann Corp. 234 CARTONING Aagard Group, LLC 47 BluePrint Automation 48 BW Integrated Systems 215 Cama North America 50 Delkor Systems, Inc. 52 Doosan Robotics Inc 218 Douglas Machine Inc. 53 Econocorp, Inc. 55 Frain Industries 58 Graphic Packaging International 59 IXAPACK 63 JLS Automation 64 Mpac Group 67 Meler USA Corporation 66 Nordson Corporation 68 Paxiom Group 34 PMI KYOTO Packaging Systems 70 Propack Processing & Packaging Systems, Inc. 71 R.A Jones 72 Robatech USA Inc. 73 Schubert North America LLC 75 Serpa Packaging Solutions 76 Sourcelink Solutions, LLC 77 Syntegon Packaging Technology 79 Triangle Package Machinery Company 39 U.S. Tsubaki, Inc. 161 Viking Masek Global Packaging Technologies 81 CASE ERECT/SEAL A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. 213 BW Packaging 175 Cama North America 50 Dekka 51 Delkor Systems, Inc. 52 Doosan Robotics Inc 218 Eastey 54 Econocorp, Inc. 55 Fallas Automation Inc 56 Focke & co 57 INSITE Packaging Automation 60 Intertape Polymer Group 61 Nordson Corporation 68 Norgren 131 ONExia 231 Propack Processing & Packaging Systems, Inc. 71 Robatech USA Inc. 73 Shurtape Technologies 276 Signode 222 WestRock 82 CASE/TRAY PACKING A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. 213 Aagard Group, LLC 47 BluePrint Automation 48 Brenton 49 Busch Vacuum Solutions 241 BW Integrated Systems 215 Cama North America 50 16 PW 2023 BUYER’S GUIDE Company Pro les 2023 BUYER’S GUIDE COMPANY INDEX
Delkor Systems, Inc. 52 Doosan Robotics Inc 218 Douglas Machine Inc. 53 Econocorp, Inc. 55 Fallas Automation Inc 56 FANUC America Corporation 230 Focke & co 57 Frain Industries 58 Garvey Corporation 145 Heat and Control, Inc. 179 ITW Hartness 62 IXAPACK 63 JLS Automation 64 Krones 182 Markem-Imaje 108 Massman 65 Meler USA Corporation 66 Mpac Group 67 Nordson Corporation 68 Paxiom Group 34 PMI KYOTO Packaging Systems 70 Propack Processing & Packaging Systems, Inc. 71 Robatech USA Inc. 73 Serpa Packaging Solutions 76 Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc. 74 Schubert North America LLC 75 Sidel 191 Standard-Knapp, Inc. 78 Syntegon Packaging Technology 79 Viking Masek Global Packaging Technologies 81 WestRock 82 Yamato Corporation 194 Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics Division 236 CODING/MARKING Bell-Mark 95 BestCode 96 Buskro Ltd. 97 Chase-Logeman 176 Diagraph Marking & Coding, An ITW Company 99 Domino Amjet Inc. 101 Encoder Products Company 129 ID Technology 104 Keyence Corporation of America 105 Label-Aire, Inc. 106 Leibinger 107 MFT Automation 148 Markem-Imaje 108 Nita Labeling Systems 109 Norwix 110 Novanta 132 Squid Ink Manufacturing 114 Universal Labeling Systems, Inc. 266 Videojet Technologies Inc. 116 Weber Packaging Solutions 117 WLS 118 CONTROLS & MACHINE COMPONENTS B&R Industrial Automation 127 Beckhoff Automation 128 Encoder Products Company 129 Eriez Magnetics 204 Fortress Technology Inc. 205 King Plastic Corporation 147 Lenze 130 Multivac Inc. 258 Nercon Conveyor Systems 155 Norgren 131 Novanta 132 Siko Products, Inc. 133 SMC Corporation of America 134 Soft Robotics 235 VDG (Van der Graaf) 162 Wipotec 209 Yaskawa America, Inc. 135 CONVERTING EQUIPMENT Buskro Ltd. 97 Encoder Products Company 129 IMA Dairy and Food USA 139 Novembal 183 Sidel 191 CONVEYING & ACCUMULATION B&R Industrial Automation 127 BW Integrated Systems 215 CASSEL Inspection 203 Columbia Machine 216 Columbia/Okura 217 Dodge Industrial, Inc. 142 Dorner Mfg. Corp. 143 DTM Packaging 177 Eastey 54 Encoder Products Company 129 Eriez Magnetics 204 Flexlink Systems, Inc. 144 Garvey Corporation 145 Heat and Control, Inc. 179 Intralox 146 ITW Hartness 62 Kaufman Engineered Systems, Inc. 220 King Plastic Corporation 147 mk North America, Inc. 149 Modular Conveyor Express 151 Morrison Container Handling Solutions 152 Multi-Conveyor 153 Nercon Conveyor Systems 155 Palmer Beverage Systems 185 PFlow Industries, Inc. 157 Phoenix Wrappers 35 PMI KYOTO Packaging Systems 70 Propack Processing & Packaging Systems, Inc. 71 Ryson International Inc 158 Ska Fabricating 223 Sleeve Seal 113 Span Tech LLC 159 Specialty Equipment 192 VDG (Van der Graaf) 162 DIGITAL PRINTING Bell-Mark 95 BestCode 96 Buskro Ltd. 97 Domino Amjet Inc. 101 Multivac Inc. 258 Squid Ink Manufacturing 114 Videojet Technologies Inc. 116 WLS 118 FEEDING/INSERTING/ UNSCRAMBLING All-Fill Inc. 171 BellatRx Inc. 173 BluePrint Automation 48 CASSEL Inspection 203 Eriez Magnetics 204 Garvey Corporation 145 MFT Automation 148 Morrison Container Handling Solutions 152 Multi-Conveyor 153 New England Machinery, Inc. 156 Serpa Packaging Solutions 76 Shibuya Hoppmann Corp. 234 FILLING/CAPPINGLIQUID & VISCOUS BellatRx Inc. 173 Bevcorp LLC 174 Busch Vacuum Solutions 241 BW Packaging 175 Chase-Logeman 176 DTM Packaging 177 Duravant 219 Enercon Industries 178 Frain Industries 58 Haver & Boecker USA, Inc. 28 Ideal-Pak 181 Krones 182 Matrix Packaging Machinery, Inc. 31 OPTIMA Machinery Corporation 184 Palmer Beverage Systems 185 Pneumatic Scale Angelus 187 Point Five Packaging 243 R.A Jones 72 Ronchi America 188 Serac Inc. 189 Shemesh Automation 190 Shibuya Hoppmann Corp. 234 Sidel 191 Specialty Equipment 192 Syntegon Packaging Technology 79 Uni ed Flex Packaging Technologies 40 Vacuum Barrier Corporation 261 Weightpack 193 Zima-Pack LLC 195 FILLING/CAPPING - DRY All-Fill Inc. 171 BellatRx Inc. 173 Enercon Industries 178 High Tek USA, Inc. 180 OPTIMA Machinery Corporation 184 Pneumatic Scale Angelus 187 R.A Jones 72 Specialty Equipment 192 Uni ed Flex Packaging Technologies 40 Yamato Corporation 194 Weightpack 193 FLOW WRAPPING Formost Fuji Corporation 27 Harpak-ULMA Packaging LLC 242 IMA FLX 29 Paxiom Group 34 Plan IT Packaging Systems Inc. 36 Schubert North America LLC 75 FORM/FILL/SEALVERTICAL All-Fill Inc. 171 ALLIEDFLEX Technologies, Inc. 21 All Packaging Machinery 22 BW Flexible Packaging 253 Harpak-ULMA Packaging LLC 242 Heat and Control, Inc. 179 High Tek USA, Inc. 180 IMA FLX 29 Matrix Packaging Machinery, Inc. 31 Norwix 110 Paxiom Group 34 Plan IT Packaging Systems Inc. 36 Syntegon Packaging Technology 79 Taisei Lamick USA, Inc. 37 Triangle Package Machinery Company 39 Uni ed Flex Packaging Technologies 40 Viking Masek Global Packaging Technologies 81 FORM/FILL/SEALHORIZONTAL ALLIEDFLEX Technologies, Inc. 21 Duravant 219 Formost Fuji Corporation 27 Harpak-ULMA Packaging LLC 242 High Tek USA, Inc. 180 IMA FLX 29 Mamata Enterprises, Inc. 30 nVenia, A Duravant Company 32 OPTIMA Machinery Corporation 184 Norgren 131 R.A Jones 72 INSPECT/VISION/TESTING/ CHECKWEIGH/X-RAY All-Fill Inc. 171 Anritsu Product Inspection 201 Bunting 202 CASSEL Inspection 203 Encoder Products Company 129 Eriez Magnetics 204 Fortress Technology Inc. 205 LMI Technolgies 206 Teledyne Taptone 208 Valco Melton 80 Wipotec 209 17 Continued on next page
LABELING All-Fill Inc. 171 American Film and Machinery 93 Axon 94 B&R Industrial Automation 127 BellatRx Inc. 173 BestCode 96 Buskro Ltd. 97 BW Packaging 175 Chase-Logeman 176 CTM Labeling Systems Inc. 98 Diagraph Marking & Coding, An ITW Company 99 Domino Amjet Inc. 101 Encoder Products Company 129 EPI 102 Frain Industries 58 H.B. Fuller 271 ID Technology 104 Keyence Corporation of America 105 Klöckner Pentaplast, Pharma, Health & Protection and Durables 265 Krones 182 Label-Aire, Inc. 106 MFT Automation 148 Markem-Imaje 108 Meler USA Corporation 66 Multivac Inc. 258 Nita Labeling Systems 109 Nordson Corporation 68 Novanta 132 Panther Industries, Inc. 111 Pneumatic Scale Angelus 187 Precision Automation Company, Inc. 233 Quadrel Labeling Systems 112 Robatech USA Inc. 73 Sleeve Seal 113 Squid Ink Manufacturing 114 TRIPACK, LLC 115 Universal Labeling Systems, Inc. 266 Videojet Technologies Inc. 116 Weber Packaging Solutions 117 Wipotec 209 WLS 118 MATERIAL HANDLING AMCI 172 B&R Industrial Automation 127 Beckhoff Automation 128 Bunting 202 Busch Vacuum Solutions 241 Buskro Ltd. 97 Columbia Machine 216 Columbia/Okura 217 Dodge Industrial, Inc. 142 Doosan Robotics Inc 218 Dorner Mfg. Corp. 143 Duravant 219 FANUC America Corporation 230 Flexlink Systems, Inc. 144 Intralox 146 Kaufman Engineered Systems, Inc. 220 King Plastic Corporation 147 Material Transfer & Storage, Inc. 150 Mettler Toledo Product Inspection 207 mk North America, Inc. 149 Multi-Conveyor 153 National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE) 154 New England Machinery, Inc. 156 Piab Inc. 232 PFlow Industries, Inc. 157 Pneumatic Scale Angelus 187 Precision Automation Company, Inc. 233 Ryson International Inc 158 Tawi USA 160 Yaskawa America, Inc. 135 MULTIPACKING/SHRINK BUNDLING/BANDING All Packaging Machinery 22 Axon 94 American Film and Machinery 93 BluePrint Automation 48 BW Packaging 175 Clysar LLC 255 Delkor Systems, Inc. 52 Eastey 54 EDL Packaging 25 Frain Industries 58 Krones 182 Meler USA Corporation 66 Morrison Container Handling Solutions 152 nVenia, A Duravant Company 32 PDC International Corp. 186 R.A Jones 72 Sleeve Seal 113 Standard-Knapp, Inc. 78 Syntegon Packaging Technology 79 Texwrap 38 PALLETIZING/ DEPALLETIZING A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. 213 Aagard Group, LLC 47 Brenton 49 B&R Industrial Automation 127 BW Flexible Packaging 253 BW Integrated Systems 215 Columbia Machine 216 Columbia/Okura 217 Doosan Robotics Inc 218 FANUC America Corporation 230 Flexlink Systems, Inc. 144 Haver & Boecker USA, Inc. 28 Intralox 146 ITW Hartness 62 IXAPACK 63 Krones 182 Massman 65 Meler USA Corporation 66 Mpac Group 67 nVenia, A Duravant Company 32 Nordson Corporation 68 ONExia 231 Palmer Beverage Systems 185 Ryson International Inc 158 Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc. 74 Ska Fabricating 223 Sourcelink Solutions, LLC 77 Specialty Equipment 192 TopTier Palletizers 224 Universal Labeling Systems, Inc. 266 Viking Masek Global Packaging Technologies 81 Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics Division 236 ROBOTICS Aagard Group, LLC 47 B&R Industrial Automation 127 BluePrint Automation 48 Brenton 49 Busch Vacuum Solutions 241 BW Integrated Systems 215 Cama North America 50 Columbia/Okura 217 Delkor Systems, Inc. 52 Doosan Robotics Inc 218 Fallas Automation Inc 56 FANUC America Corporation 230 Flexlink Systems, Inc. 144 Garvey Corporation 145 Haver & Boecker USA, Inc. 28 ITW Hartness 62 JLS Automation 64 Multivac Inc. 258 nVenia, A Duravant Company 32 ONExia 231 Piab Inc. 232 PMI KYOTO Packaging Systems 70 Precision Automation Company, Inc. 233 Propack Processing & Packaging Systems, Inc. 71 Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc. 74 Schubert North America LLC 75 Signode 222 Soft Robotics 235 Sourcelink Solutions, LLC 77 Syntegon Packaging Technology 79 TopTier Palletizers 224 Viking Masek Global Packaging Technologies 81 Yaskawa America, Inc. 135 Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics Division 236 SHRINK WRAPPING Axon 94 Clysar LLC 255 Delkor Systems, Inc. 52 Douglas Machine Inc. 53 Eastey 54 EDL Packaging 25 PAC Machinery 33 PDC International Corp. 186 Standard-Knapp, Inc. 78 Texwrap 38 STRAPPING Signode 222 STRETCH WRAPPING/ PALLET LOAD CONTAINMENT Aero Rubber Company, Inc. 214 Columbia Machine 216 Duravant 219 Intertape Polymer Group 61 Kaufman Engineered Systems, Inc. 220 Orion Packaging Systems, Inc 221 Phoenix Wrappers 35 Signode 222 TopTier Palletizers 224 TAMPER-EVIDENT MACHINERY American Film and Machinery 93 Axon 94 Enercon Industries 178 Label-Aire, Inc. 106 Nita Labeling Systems 109 PDC International Corp. 186 Serpa Packaging Solutions 76 Sleeve Seal 113 THERMOFORM/FILL/SEAL Busch Vacuum Solutions 241 Harpak-ULMA Packaging LLC 242 JLS Automation 64 Klöckner Pentaplast, Food Packaging 272 Multivac Inc. 258 Starview Packaging Machinery 244 TRAY LIDDING/SEALING Harpak-ULMA Packaging LLC 242 Ideal-Pak 181 Multivac Inc. 258 Point Five Packaging 243 Starview Packaging Machinery 244 VISION INSPECTION SYSTEMS Mettler Toledo Product Inspection 207 Nita Labeling Systems 109 Propack Processing & Packaging Systems, Inc. 71 Soft Robotics 235 WEIGHING/ COMBINATION SCALES Anritsu Product Inspection 201 Heat and Control, Inc. 179 High Tek USA, Inc. 180 Mettler Toledo Product Inspection 207 nVenia, A Duravant Company 32 Paxiom Group 34 Triangle Package Machinery Company 39 Uni ed Flex Packaging Technologies 40 Yamato Corporation 194 Wipotec 209 COMPANY INDEX continued 2023 BUYER’S GUIDE 18 PW 2023 BUYER’S GUIDE
MATERIALS PAGE ADDITIVES, COATINGS & INKS Squid Ink Manufacturing 114 ADHESIVES/TAPE H.B. Fuller 271 Intertape Polymer Group 61 Sealstrip 260 Shurtape Technologies 276 STA, LLC 277 The Reynolds Company 275 BLISTERS/CLAMSHELLS/ THERMOFORMING MATERIALS Klöckner Pentaplast, Pharma, Health & Protection and Durables 265 WestRock 82 CARTONS AND BOXES Graphic Packaging International 59 Metsä Board Americas 273 WestRock 82 CLOSURES Independent Can 247 MRP Solutions 250 Novembal 183 Universal Labeling Systems, Inc. 266 CONTAINERS Bevcorp LLC 174 ECORRCRATE 270 Independent Can 247 Inline Plastics Corp 248 Klöckner Pentaplast, Food Packaging 272 Klöckner Pentaplast, Pharma, Health & Protection and Durables 265 Markem-Imaje 108 Novembal 183 Point Five Packaging 243 Printpack 259 FLEXIBLE PACKAGING American Flexpack Inc 23 Charter Next Generation 254 Formost Fuji Corporation 27 Klöckner Pentaplast, Food Packaging 272 FlexPak Services 256 Focke & co 57 Glenroy, Inc. 257 Mamata Enterprises, Inc. 30 Markem-Imaje 108 Norwix 110 Pregis LLC 274 Printpack 259 Sealstrip 260 Taisei Lamick USA, Inc. 37 Vacuum Barrier Corporation 261 LABELS American Film and Machinery 93 ID Technology 104 Klöckner Pentaplast, Pharma, Health & Protection and Durables 265 Universal Labeling Systems, Inc. 266 Weber Packaging Solutions 117 MULTIPACKS/HANDLES/ CARRIERS Axon 94 PakTech 69 PLASTICS/RESINS King Plastic Corporation 147 Klöckner Pentaplast, Food Packaging 272 Klöckner Pentaplast, Pharma, Health & Protection and Durables 265 PROTECTIVE/TRANSPORT PACKAGING Charter Next Generation 254 Eastey 54 ECORRCRATE 270 Focke & co 57 Intertape Polymer Group 61 Orion Packaging Systems, Inc 221 Pregis LLC 274 Signode 222 Sparck Technologies 140 RETAIL DISPLAY PACKAGING Aagard Group, LLC 47 Clysar LLC 255 ECORRCRATE 270 Focke & co 57 King Plastic Corporation 147 Metsä Board Americas 273 Sleeve Seal 113 Texwrap 38 Universal Labeling Systems, Inc. 266 REUSABLE TRANSPORT PACKAGING (BINS, CRATES, PALLETS, ETC.) ECORRCRATE 270 BUSINESS DRIVERS PAGE CONTRACT PACKAGING American Flexpack Inc 23 American Film and Machinery 93 Axon 94 BestCode 96 BW Packaging 175 Clysar LLC 255 James Alexander Corp. 249 Material Transfer & Storage, Inc. 150 Nita Labeling Systems 109 Pneumatic Scale Angelus 187 Ronchi America 188 Span Tech LLC 159 Specialty Equipment 192 Squid Ink Manufacturing 114 Taisei Lamick USA, Inc. 37 Texwrap 38 TRIPACK, LLC 115 E-COMMERCE BluePrint Automation 48 Clysar LLC 255 CTM Labeling Systems Inc. 98 Fallas Automation Inc 56 FANUC America Corporation 230 Intertape Polymer Group 61 Intralox 146 PAC Machinery 33 Panther Industries, Inc. 111 PFlow Industries, Inc. 157 Pregis LLC 274 Ryson International Inc 158 Schubert North America LLC 75 Shurtape Technologies 276 Sparck Technologies 140 Span Tech LLC 159 Specialty Equipment 192 Texwrap 38 The Reynolds Company 275 WestRock 82 Wipotec 209 PACKAGE DESIGN Metsä Board Americas 273 MRP Solutions 250 PACKAGING LINE INTEGRATION AMCI 172 BellatRx Inc. 173 Brenton 49 BW Integrated Systems 215 Cama North America 50 Columbia Machine 216 Columbia/Okura 217 DTM Packaging 177 Duravant 219 Formost Fuji Corporation 27 Harpak-ULMA Packaging LLC 242 Heat and Control, Inc. 179 Hitachi Industrial Equipment & Solutions America, LLC 103 ITW Hartness 62 JLS Automation 64 Krones 182 Leibinger 107 nVenia, A Duravant Company 32 National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE) 154 Phoenix Wrappers 35 PMI KYOTO Packaging Systems 70 Serac Inc. 189 Serpa Packaging Solutions 76 Signode 222 Ska Fabricating 223 Sparck Technologies 140 Sleeve Seal 113 Yamato Corporation 194 SOFTWARE Beckhoff Automation 128 Markem-Imaje 108 SUSTAINABILITY Aagard Group, LLC 47 AMCI 172 American Film and Machinery 93 BestCode 96 Botani 269 Brenton 49 Busch Vacuum Solutions 241 BW Packaging 175 Charter Next Generation 254 Clysar LLC 255 Columbia Machine 216 Columbia/Okura 217 Digimarc 100 Eastey 54 ECORRCRATE 270 EDL Packaging 25 FANUC America Corporation 230 Focke & co 57 Formost Fuji Corporation 27 Fortress Technology Inc. 205 Glenroy, Inc. 257 Graphic Packaging International 59 H.B. Fuller 271 Hitachi Industrial Equipment & Solutions America, LLC 103 Independent Can 247 Intertape Polymer Group 61 ITW Hartness 62 Keyence Corporation of America 105 King Plastic Corporation 147 Klöckner Pentaplast, Food Packaging 272 Klöckner Pentaplast, Pharma, Health & Protection and Durables 265 Leibinger 107 Metsä Board Americas 273 MRP Solutions 250 Nita Labeling Systems 109 Novembal 183 Orion Packaging Systems, Inc 221 PakTech 69 Printpack 259 R.A Jones 72 Robatech USA Inc. 73 Ronchi America 188 Ryson International Inc 158 Schubert North America LLC 75 Sealstrip 260 Serpa Packaging Solutions 76 Sidel 191 Standard-Knapp, Inc. 78 Squid Ink Manufacturing 114 Texwrap 38 The Reynolds Company 275 Vacuum Barrier Corporation 261 Valco Melton 80 VDG (Van der Graaf) 162 Weightpack 193 WestRock 82 Wipotec 209 19

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ALLIEDFLEX® THE AUTHORITY in STAND UP POUCH PACKAGING

ALLIEDFLEX® is a leading North American supplier of Global Standup Pouch Packaging Machinery and Turnkey System Provider. We also provide integrated systems for Pouch Processing (Pasteurization, Cooling) & Automated Packaging including Flow Wrap, Flow Pack, Robotic Flex Picker, Multi pack Cartoning, Collating, and Case Packing Systems.

ALLIEDFLEX® specializes in Pouch & Bag Packaging Machinery for Standup

Zipper or “slider” styles, retort pouch, spouted pouch, die cut shaped pouch, side gusseted, stick pack, stand-up pouch, standing pouch and aseptic pouch machinery. Intermittent and continuous motion vertical form fill seal VFFS machinery technologies from the most respected suppliers in the world.

We offer: Fill Seal (pre-made), Fill through Spout, and Form Fill Seal (roll stock) HFFS Machinery Technologies, Horizontal Pouch Packaging, Vertical Pouch Packaging, Turnkey Robotic Automation for Pouch Processing and End Of Line Packaging, Semi & Automated Pouch Leak Detection Machinery to suit your present and future needs.

Markets Served: Beverage, Applesauce, Baby Food, Candy, Snacks, Dried Fruit, Meal Kits, MRE, Wine, Sauces, Cereal, Detergent Pods, Pet Treats, Pet Food, Shredded Cheese, Bakery Products, Cookies, Croutons, Coffee, Health & Beauty, Oil, Granola, Rice, Pasta, Yogurt, Poultry, Dairy, Alcohol, Chemical, Chocolate, Protein Powder, Nutraceuticals, Spices, Pharmaceutical, Puree.

Our Global Machinery Partners include:

VELTEKO | HDG Packaging Machinery | IMA ILAPAK | Aranow Stick Pack Machinery | IXAPACK Secondary Packaging Automation | Umbra Large Bag Machinery

www.alliedflex.com FL Sarasota dfc@alliedflex.com
941/923-1181
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All Packaging Machinery Corp.

Expert Engineering for Superior Performance

All Packaging Machinery Corp. manufactures USDA-approved vertical and horizontal conveyorized band sealers for sealing pouches and bags. Our machinery is configured specifically for your unique packaging application. Every component is designed to run smoothly and require a minimum of maintenance. With over 75 years of successful packaging experience, our quality machinery is proudly made in the United States of America.

Vertical Conveyorized Sealing Systems

The ideal choice for products packaged in bags that can be sealed in an upright position. Model VCBSDM-1/8TX 6”x5’ includes a bag top trimmer, vacuum scrap removal, dual motor drive, and synchronized lower carry conveyor. Upgrade options and selective components are available such as a stainless steel frame or an embossing coder. Non-trim models are perfect for stand-up pouches! Model VBS-3/8-DH-10-V is supplied with verification ports for process validation of pressure, speed, and temperature. Includes self-contained compressed air. Seals Tyvek® pouches at up to 40 feet per minute.

Horizontal Conveyorized Sealing Systems

High speed production unequalled in the packaging industry! Model HCBS-1/8CT 12”x8’ includes a bag top trim feature with a vacuum scrap removal and is designed to support heavier or bulky packages. An optional overhead compression assembly is available for specific applications to remove air from the bag. Excellent for “lay-flat” packages such as tortillas, pizza, bakery, meat, poultry, and seafood.

www.allpackagingmachinery.com NY Ronkonkoma sales@allpackagingmachinery.com 631/588-7310
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920-430-1971

www.americanflexpack.com

American FlexPack is a contract packager specializing in single-use flexible packets and towelettes. We have over 20 years of experience with a multitude of products and industries served.

We are well versed in filling fluid products such as gels, creams, oils, and pastes of various volumes into a single use sachet. This format is perfect for trial sampling, retail packaging, and on-the-go applications.

Our towelette packets are an ideal format for travel and daily use. We are familiar with a wide range of towel and wipe materials and sizes to bring any product to the fingertips of the consumer.

In a growing nutraceutical industry, we are the premier choice for sachets of both liquid products as well as capusles, tablets, and gummies. This application if perfect for product sampling or daily doses of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients in a convenient packette that appeals to consumers.

At American FlexPack, we pride ourselves on top notch quality, service, and fast production. With over 30 ultra efficient form-fill-seal lines in an EPA and FDA regulated facility, we are prepared for any packaging challenge. Our team of experts will guide you through concept to completion of a successful packaging launch. We are always excited about collaborating with customers to find new innovating packaging solutions, so please contact us to get started.

WI Green Bay info@americanflexpack.com
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BROTHER USA MACHINERY

+1 (713) 485-5858

www.usabrother.com

For more than 28 years, Brother have been offering to the world the most affordable and practical packaging solutions, helping new businesses start like a Pro and empowering existing ones reach their potential, with automated fully multifunctional lines.

We provide a wide variety of machinery for any type of industry:

- Complete Automatic Packaging Lines with Z Conveyor , Multihead Weigher Scales, Vertical Packager or Doypack Sealing System, Finished Product Conveyor.

- Vertical Packagers and Horizontals Flowpack Wrappers.

- Fillers by Volume, Piston , Auger or Single/Multihead weighing systems that can be combined with a Packager or Doypack.

- Thermal Shrink Packaging .

- Tape Box Closer/ Carton Erector Lines.

- Strapping Systems

- MAP / Vacuum systems

- Tray/Cup Fill Seal,

- Blister- Skin,

- Conveyors : Belt, Rollers, Chain , 90 degrees, Extendable

- Printing: Hot Stamp, Hot Roll, OPP, Ink Jet .

- Robotics Arms and Spiders , etc.

Brother machines are designed to support and keep your business moving to the next level, with the best quality , service , parts, at affordable cost.

TX Houston salesla@usabrother.com
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EDL Packaging, a Massman Company

920/336-7744

OVERVIEW

At EDL, a Massman Company, we understand that secondary and end-ofline packaging decisions are driven by multiple factors: consumer demand, distribution requirements, cost reduction, and packaging design. This is why we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all packaging solution. Instead, we apply our ~60 years experience in the food, personal care, building supplies, carpet, dairy, grain, and pet food industries to manufacture shrink bundling, multi-packaging, and tray wrapping equipment designed to meet customers unique requirements.

SOLUTIONS

EDL systems are designed to collate and bundle consumer and industrial products for shipment in Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) film. Our complete line of equipment includes:

As part of the Massman Companies, we provide packaging solutions from . sampling of additional solutions we build.

www.edlpackaging.com WI Green Bay sales@edlpackaging.com
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POUCHING

FAWEMA for over 100 years has been manufacturing the best powder packaging machinery for our customers around the world. We have a great variety of solutions for your packaging needs no matter how big or how small the job at hand. Our team of engineers / managers and sales agents will always find the best packaging solutions. We are always delivering to our customers the best packaging Machinery products, permitting us to compete more efficiently that other industry competitors in the market.

From sugar, flour, concrete powder, pet food, sweets we can pack anything without sacrificing quality and speed of Customer final package with our high-speed lines. If you want it / then FAWEMA can pack it !

FAWEMA has evolved to become a market specialist for complete packaging solutions for the filling of bags and sacks. Today the FAWEMA brand reaches every corner of the globe and is renowned for German reliability, efficiency ultra strong build quality in each and every machine produced. Our product range comprises machines and lines for filling and packaging dry products for almost all areas of application. FAWEMA brings you the entire know how of packaging technology. We draw up overall design proposals – from product feed to palletizing. Moreover, FAWEMA is always open to new developments – new applications, new industries, new packaging technologies. We do this by investing time and energy, bringing together the most innovative minds and giving our younger engineering talent the tools and ability they need to solve the packaging challenges of tomorrow. Choosing FAWEMA means buying into a wealth of know how, experience and ethical business values which are paramount in delivering success on each and every project that FAWEMA undertakes on behalf of our clients worldwide. We truly are a global company. FAWEMA are synonymous for reliability and punctual delivery, thanks to the commitment of our employees at our factory in Germany.

Since 2019, FAWEMA, HDG and WOLF has been part of the group of companies TPG, which was founded by the merger of the established companies FAWEMA, HDG and WOLF. Packaging solutions from a single source, worldwide and any time.

www.fawema.com IL Chicago r.ballesteros@the-packaging-group.com 941-302-7320 FAWEMA Inc. BAGGING,
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We are here to help you design a packaging solution that is EFFICIENT, RELIABLE, and SUSTAINABLE.

Equipment EFFICIENCY is the result of many different options. The features of a Formost Fuji standard wrapper include a vision system that controls registration and makes for a faster film change and an operation panel with a tablet-like, intuitive user interface that helps reduce labor hours. The ALPHA 8 flow wrapper center seals are designed with induction heat technology that provides fast and consistent sealing, which in turn increases output and saves energy. These are just a few standard features to improve your packaging line’s efficiency.

RELIABILITY has been proven time and time again with our bagging and wrapping machines. Formost Fuji equipment is designed and built for years of dependable operation. In-house dedication to the design and manufacturing of our equipment has positioned Formost Fuji as a leader in quality horizontal flow wrapping and bagging machines as well as automation systems that remain the most reliable in the industry.

Formost Fuji is a leader in providing SUSTAINABLE packaging lines for our customers. With eco-friendly and recyclable materials continually improving and becoming more readily available, we provide free testing in our lab with your product and new films. This allows you to determine if the materials you are considering will align with your product, package integrity, and marketing efforts. Other innovative solutions, such as eliminating foam trays within flow wrap packaging, help meet consumer demand for better sustainability.

You can count on your partnership with Formost Fuji to provide you with excellent customer service from the beginning of the sales cycle, through the build and delivery, and continuing with support, training, and onsite service for years to come.

www.formostfuji.com WA Woodinville sales@formostfuji.com
425/483-9090
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HAVER & BOECKER USA

770/760-1130

www.haverusa.com

Haver & Boecker is a global leader in bagging equipment, liquid fillers, palletizers and material handling. The Haver & Boecker technologies include silos, mixers, lump crushers, flow control gates, valve bag packers, open-mouth baggers, FFS baggers, big bag fillers, drum and tote fillers, can and pail fillers, conventional and robotic palletizing, and complete automation capabilities.

We strive to provide the best service experience through on-site and hands-on training, spare part availability and technical support. We serve all markets from start to finish.

Technology Solutions:

Storage Silos

Material Handling Components

Valve Bag Packers

Form-Fill-Seal Baggers

FIBC baggers

Drum/Pallet Liquid Fillers

IBC/Tote Fillers

Pail/Canister Fillers

Low/High Level and Robotic Palletizers

Are you experiencing performance issues with your bags? Let us help analyze your bags and come up with a plan to increase your production and reduce product loss.

GA Conyers info@haverusa.com
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www.ima.it/flexible-packaging-hub

ABOUT IMA FLX

The new IMA FLEXIBLE PACKAGING hub is where the production of all machines in the flexible packaging chain converge. Everything needed to process all types of flexible packaging for the Food, Pharma, Wet Wipes and Pet markets is right here.

PRODUCT SUMMARY

HFFS flow wrapping machines, VFFS vertical baggers, 4 side seals multilane and sticks machines, HFFS Doy pouch lines, systems for MAP and vacuum, fold pack and sandwiching solutions, product handling, automatic feeding and loading systems, counting and weighing solutions, end-of-line, carton packaging machines and complete, fully automated lines.

IMA FLX. THE ONE STOP SUPPLIER FOR FLEXIBLE PACKAGING.

The full array of leading technologies brought together in one facility, where a one-stop supplier drives the quest for excellence, sustainability, constantly researching innovative solutions and new eco-compatible materials.

TURN-KEY PACKAGING SOLUTIONS

IMA FLX HUB, taking advantage of synergies and integrations with IMA Group companies and thanks to proven expertise gained in food & non-food industries’ key applications, o ers fully engineered solutions delivering highly e cient flexible packaging lines to maximise your line’s OEE, with real time operator-specific production and diagnostics data.

From automatic loading systems to cartoning, from product feeding and handling to single and multiple flow wrapping. Weighing solutions coupled with vertical baggers and end of line equipment.

IMA FLX HUB is your perfect partner for delivering turn-key packaging solutions. Its high-speed flexible automation systems are capable of the highest production throughput requirements.

info.flxhub@ima.it +1 215 579 2900 IMA FLX
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Mamata Enterprises, Inc.

At Mamata, we understand your needs and provide solutions to increase your productivity and reduce changeover times and footprint.

Our machines are based on conventional servo technology. They are designed to offer the best OEE in the simplex pouch packaging segment.

The key features address the crucial areas in terms of efficiency, hygiene, product quality and flexibility.

HFFS Rollstock machines: Our Simplex HFFS machines allows brands to produce and package pouches at upto 120 ppm and are to a Duplex machine. It’s ideal for lay-flat pouches, stand-up pouches with and without zippers, and single-serve sample packs in the range of 80 to 300 mm. Its ability to produce pouches from recyclable mono-material films makes it unique in the industry.

Premade Pouch filling systems: These machines are designed for highspeed premade pouch-filling applications, allowing you to trade old semi-automatic or manual operations for a highly efficient packaging machine. At 65 ppm, it delivers comparable speeds to a Duplex premade pouch system or a Simplex roll stock HFFS. An ideal machine to package trail mixes and nuts, fresh and frozen produce, snack foods, powders, Pet foods, etc. It’s designed to package both PE/PE recyclable mono-material pouches & laminated pouches.

VFFS baggers: Our Vertical Form Fill Sealing (VFFS) system achieves exceptional seal integrity and optimal precision across a large range of films at up to 220 ppm, making it the fastest system in the industry for single lane pouch filling.

All above and many more that will ease your packaging process and rise above getting competition.

For your pre-sales and after-sales support, our Florida location is equipped with spare-parts, local technical support, and sales consulting.

www.mamata.com FL Bradenton sales@mamatausa.com (941) 205 0227
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262/268-8300 Matrix Packaging

www.MatrixPM.com

World Class Flexible Packaging Solutions

Matrix, a leader in vertical form fill seal packaging equipment, delivers rugged, well-engineered, easy-to-use packaging systems backed by a large world-class service and parts teams. Our VFFS machines can produce a variety of bag styles; pillow, gusseted, flat bottom, and modified doy. We have the ability, knowledge, and commitment to tailor highly efficient and profitable packaging systems for our customers on a global scale. We work collaboratively, as part of a team with our customers to assess and determine their needs to customize a packaging solution specific to their project.

Our customers find packaging success in a variety of markets, including bakery, candy, coffee, tea, disinfectants & sanitizers, dressings, sauces, cold chain, dried/frozen meats, IQF, fruits & vegetables, liquid products, pet foods/treats, nutraceuticals, snack foods, and non-food products. As a ProMach brand, Matrix is in the unique position to provide customers with a wealth of knowledge throughout their entire packing system. And we can facilitate integrating packaging and processing products and solutions for diverse companies throughout the world.

To provide our customers with a comprehensive flexible packaging solution, Matrix partners with INVpack, and Pacraft (formerly Toyo Jidoki), to offer the packaging style that best fits their application.

INVpack, a leading provider of high quality stickpack/sachet systems for flexible packaging applications. As the first FFS company specializing on the stickpack format, technologies continually evolve to follow rigorous security and hygienic rules including Ultra Clean format.

Pacraft, a leader of high quality automated pre-made pouch packaging systems efficiently load, open, fill and cap pouches. Suitable for liquid and non-liquid applications producing a precise dependable seal.

WI Grafton www.Matrix.Info@ProMachBuilt.com
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nVenia, a Duravant Company

nVenia leverages the strengths of the ARPAC, HAMER, FISCHBEIN, and OHLSON product brands as a leading equipment designer, manufacturer, and integrator for primary, secondary, and end-of-line packaging solutions.

ARPAC Brand equipment is renowned for integrated fit-for-purpose production lines and includes shrink wrappers, tunnels and bundlers, tray and case formers, case packers, robotic and conventional palletizers, and pallet stretch wrapper systems.

FISCHBEIN Brand equipment is the trusted name in open-mouth bag sewing and sealing systems. Sew systems encompass plain and tape sew models, with sealers for all shapes and sizes of flexible packaging.

HAMER Brand equipment leads the market in large format bagging and automation equipment in some of the harshest production environments. The new HAMER Brand VLR-B machine delivers highly accurate dosing of free-flowing powdered products. The horizontal form, fill & seal systems are ideally suited for large scale bag filling automation, open mouth bagging machines are the industry standard for filling premade bags, and robotic palletizing systems are also ideally suited for stacking large bags.

OHLSON Brand equipment is an economic solution for automating weighing and counting operations. The OHLSON Brand includes multihead weighers, linear weighers, vertical form, fill & seal (VFFS) machines, and premade pouch filling machines.

Combined, these trusted brands deliver next-level performance through the consultative design of integrated production lines to meet the needs of a variety of industries. Our expertise as an integrated packaging systems manufacturer is born from decades of building packaging equipment and answering to the diverse requirements of our clients to package products within a single production line.

Backed by more than 300 years of experience across our brands, together we have one focus: our customers and what they need to solve.

www.nVenia.com
info@nVenia.com 800-253-5103
IL Wood Dale
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800/985-9570

www.pacmachinery.com

As a leader in the flexible packaging industry for over six decades, PAC Machinery is a trusted partner for businesses who want more from their packaging. From global consumer product companies to pharmaceutical and medical industry manufacturers to fulfillment houses, online retailers, and more, PAC Machinery has transformed the packaging operations of some of the world’s greatest companies and most promising small but growing businesses.

PAC’s customized packaging systems immediately improve ROI:

PAC Machinery equipment provides our customers with a competitive advantage to increase productivity through automation, reduce return rates with superior package integrity, minimize package volume to save shipping costs, and extend product shelf life for maximum freshness. With better choices and more experience, PAC Machinery creates the ideal solution for any packaging equipment need.

Our globally recognized brands known for long-lasting, flexible packaging equipment include Packaging Aids, Vertrod, Clamco, Rollbag, and PAC Machinery Bags and Materials.

PAC is Headquartered in San Rafael, California and has manufacturing facilities near Cleveland, OH. and Milwaukee, WI. PAC Machinery is a multi-generational family owned and operated business and is an American manufacturing success story with products proudly designed and produced in the USA and shipped globally. The talented people that work at PAC take pride in our innovative packaging solutions, craftsmanship, and helping customers better package their products to scale up for future growth.

CA San Rafael sales@pacmachinery.com
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833-472-9466

We’ve manufactured and installed vertical baggers, premade pouch fillers and flow wrappers for companies around the world for more than 30 years. We’re not a typical packaging machine company. We’re a single-source provider, so you get ONE point of contact for design, manufacturing, service and integration.

Operating from eight global facilities with a passionate and focused staff, we have a strong service presence, the ability to provide systems integration and an installed base of over 7,000 machines.

Manufactured through our WeighPack, EndFlex and ValTara brands and supported by Paxiom Service, our primary, secondary, and end-of-line packaging machines will increase your production rate and save you valuable time, labor and resources. Here are a few of our popular solutions:

VF

1200 HIGH-SPEED CONTINUOUS MOTION BAGGER

Engineered for high-speed applications, this vertical form, fill and seal machine can handle multiple package formats and produces a wide range of package sizes providing flexibility for both retail and club-size packaging, up to 150 bags per minute.

SWIFTY BAGGER 3600 PREMADE POUCH FILLING MACHINE

The Swifty 3600 features an easily accessible bag magazine, automatic zipper opener, bag shaker and integrated exit conveyor. Producing up to 2,700 bags per hour, this bagger will fill pouches from DOY pack, SUP and SURP to pillow, gusseted, quad and carry handle.

PKR-MS

MODULAR ROBOTIC PICK & PLACE CELL

The perfect addition to your flow wrapping line, this top load case/tray packer with delta robot will gently pick your wrapped product by either vacuum or mechanical means and place it into your case or tray at up to 80 packages per minute to be packed for shipping in your preferred pattern.

Visit us online to explore our packaging solutions and watch real-life videos. Whether you need a vertical form, fill and seal bagger for frozen food, a pick and place robot for wrapped baked goods, a premade pouch filling machine for snacks, or one of our other machines, we’re confident we have the automation solution for your business.

www.paxiom.com NV Las Vegas info@paxiom.com
Paxiom Automation
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Phoenix Wrappers

1-833-490-9727

A Tradition of Quality

For over 25 years, Phoenix Wrappers has had one goal: to secure and protect our customer’s products and pallet loads so they arrive at their destination in perfect condition. After all, stretch wrapping machine equipment is 100% of our focus and it always has been. Without the distraction of designing and selling non-stretch packaging-related machinery (palletizers, case erectors, etc.) we devote all of our resources toward continuous improvement of pallet wrapping machines and stretch packaging equipment.

The PRRA (Rotary Ring Wrapper) can save you money compared to conventional rotary table or arm systems. By starting at the bottom of a load and finishing at the top without having to return down to the clamp fixed at the conveyor. This means that you can save an extra 30+ feet of stretch film while still applying the same required load retention wraps. The Rotary Ring rotates only the carriage itself. The result is a much faster “low mass rotation system” that because of the limited stress and strain on the working component is much better suited for 24hr/7 days a week application. The result is thousands of dollars in annual savings in both film and labor compared to all conventional wrappers.

The Right Machine For You

With over 20 standard models of semi-automatic stretch wrap machines and high-speed fully automatic stretch wrap machines to choose from and dozens of available options, finding the right wrapping machine for your specific application is easy. Phoenix has extensive experience serving the needs of virtually every industry including Food & Beverage, pharmaceuticals, Warehousing, Agricultural Products, Brick & Block, and many more.

Tell Us About Your Challenges

No matter how difficult or complex your pallet wrapping challenges are, Phoenix can help you with a standard or customized solution to unitize your products efficiently and cost-effectively.

www.phoenixwrappers.com QC Laval Informations@phoenixwrappers.com
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Plan It Packaging Systems

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At Plan IT Packaging, we are committed to delivering cutting-edge packaging solutions to businesses of all sizes, from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Our mission is to help you increase productivity and profitability through the efficient automation of your packaging processes. We understand that every business has unique needs and requirements, and we strive to deliver customized solutions that are tailored to meet those needs.

Our product offering is extensive, and includes a wide range of state-ofthe-art packaging equipment, including flow wrappers, pre-made pouch machines, vertical and horizontal form fill and seal machines, stick pack machines, sachet machines, thermoformers, tray sealers, multi-head weighers, servo augers, net weighers, shrink wrappers, bundling machines, and end-of-line solutions such as case erecting, cartoning, wrap-around, and palletizing.

In addition to our product offerings, we understand the importance of quality assurance in the packaging industry. To that end, we provide a range of inspection systems, including checkweighers, metal detectors, and X-ray systems, to help you ensure that your products are of the highest quality.

For our cannabis customers, we have a dedicated automation specialist, LeafyPack, available to answer any questions and provide customized solutions that meet the unique needs of the cannabis industry. With years of experience in the packaging industry, LeafyPack is well-equipped to provide expert guidance and support to help you achieve your goals.

At Plan IT Packaging, we are committed to delivering exceptional customer service, and our team of packaging specialists is always available to answer any questions and provide guidance and support. Whether you’re looking for a single piece of equipment or a comprehensive end-to-end solution, we have the expertise and experience to help you meet your goals.

ON Mississauga sales@planitpackaging.com
www.PlanItPackaging.com
323-4797
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Taisei Lamick USA, Inc.

847-258-3283

www.taiseilamick.com

The mission of Taisei Lamick USA is to establish a one-stop solution to create simplicity in the liquid pouch industry. We do this by manufacturing both a VFFS Dangan pouch machine as well as a wide variety of pouch film specifically engineered for liquid products.

DANGAN VFFS

The Dangan Machine is high-speed pouch equipment that has quickly moved into high favor in the industry for several reasons. We provide an extremely flexible platform allowing for quick changeovers of different sizes and products in just minutes. We are also able to fill tough products that have traditionally given the industry issues in the past. Things like high viscosities or low viscosities are filled with ease as we seal though the product conveniently creating a pouch with no head space at the same time. With machine maxes of 360 pouches per minute up to 1000 pouches per minute, we have an assortment of equipment to meet different project scopes and budgets.

TAISEI LAMICK FILM

Taisei Lamick is a large film manufacturing company with a history of quality and achievement, and we strive to be the best. Our film combined with our machine provides us with a deep understanding of all the variables needed to create success. We don’t have the option to point the finger of blame at the machine or the film—we are both. Being responsible for both, we give an in-depth analysis when an issue arises, helping to provide support and overcoming these issues of the everyday manufacturing environment. We make a very wide variety of film structures and barrier levels to meet your every need.

DANGAN DEMO ROOMS

We have demo rooms in the Chicago, Los Angeles, New Jersey areas. We are happy to test your products free of charge to evaluate if our equipment and services are right for you!

IL Elk Grove Village info@lamick.biz
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Texwrap, a ProMach brand is centrally located in Washington, Missouri, and is the leader in the design and manufacture of fully automatic shrink wrapping, shrink bundling, and E-commerce systems.

Known as the industry innovator, we hold patents on some of the most significant breakthrough technologies in the shrink-wrapping business. Our full line of standard wrappers includes L-bar sealers, intermittent motion side sealers, continuous motion side sealers and vertical wrappers, as well as shrink tunnels, that are all made in the U.S.A.

The Tekkra & Kayat SRX lines of shrink bundlers helps round out our shrink packaging solutions with intermittent motion, continuous motion and custom bundling systems.

To complete our product offering, Texwrap’s EPS Series of machine’s provides solutions to help E-commerce operations improve profitability by increasing throughput, preventing errors with our proprietary product tracking feature, and creating right-sized packaging that reduces film waste and DIM weight shipping costs.

Texwrap partners with a nationwide network of highly trained packaging distributors in order to better serve our customers. This partnership provides a support structure to ensure the best machinery/application fit, a smooth startup, reliable local service, and long-term return on the machinery investment.

Our mission is to provide our customers with the latest technological advances while maintaining our commitment to a user-friendly machine that is efficient and easy to maintain. The quality construction, flexibility, easy changeover and low maintenance features of our systems give our machinery the Lowest Total Cost of Ownership available in the market today.

MO Washington Texwrap@ProMachBuilt.com
Texwrap
www.texwrap.com
800.886.7421
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Triangle Package Machinery Company

773/889-0200

100 YEARS OF KEEPING FOOD SAFE

For three generations, our family-owned & operated business has provided innovative sanitary packaging solutions that are built to last & supported in the USA. Triangle packaging machines offer versatility while providing solutions that maximize production. Whether you need to weigh or bag seafood, soup, mashed potatoes, protein, baking mix, put a bag of cereal in a box or a variety of other products, there’s a Triangle solution engineered to meet your application.

VFFS BAG MACHINES

Our vertical form-fill-seal baggers are designed with sanitation & ease-ofuse in mind while meeting USDA/3A & FSMA standards. All models come with an open, accessible design, sanitary forming tubes, tool-less change parts & sloped surfaces for easy run-off during washdown.

PRE-MADE POUCH FILLERS

Simple, automated solution for filling & sealing pre-made pouches. Run Doy bags, 3-sided seal, flat & stand-up pouches (SUP) with ease. Simple integration with multihead weighers, augers or cup fillers.

BAG-IN-BOX CARTONERS

Flexibility in a small footprint. Quick, auto-changeover from single to dual or quad packs in seconds. Pairs perfectly with a Triangle bagger & weigher combination. A unique belt infeed system protects your product.

MULTIHEAD WEIGHERS

From cereal to wet proteins, & everything in between. Unmatched accuracy & speed. Even product distribution for optimal production. Mount directly on top of Triangle VFFS baggers. No mezzanines required.

SUPERIOR SERVICE & SUPPORT

Field service is available out of our Chicago headquarters & regionally throughout the US. Our 22 service technicians offer an average tenure of 18 years. Spare parts are manufactured in-house & are typically shipped the same business day.

www.trianglepackage.com IL Chicago info@trianglepackage.com
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Unified Flex Packaging Technologies

1-866-369-4181

Unified Flex Packaging Technologies is a global manufacturer of flexible packaging systems tailor made to customer specific application requirements. Our manufacturing facility is located in the Canadian manufacturing hub of Woodstock, Ontario with service centers in the US to ensure quick and direct customer service. We have been designing and manufacturing superior quality flexible packaging systems for more than 15 years. Our engineering team alone have a combined 50 years of packaging and automation experience over a wide variety of applications. Our expertise can be measured by the depth of the product lines we offer. We have successfully manufactured systems for liquid, nutraceutical, snack food, produce, protein, industrial product, bakery, and confectionery applications for companies. Our flexible packaging systems are simple to use, reliable and robust made from premium quality non-proprietary parts.

Unified Flex has 7 unique series (Premium VFFS, Economic VFFS, Continuous motion VFFS, Stick Pack machines, Multilane Sachet, Spouted Pouch Fill and Cap, and Pre-Made Bag Packaging Machines) with a total of 17 machine models to provide customers with unique packaging systems for a wide range of products and packaging requirements. Not only will these machines significantly improve your productivity, they will greatly streamline your efficiencies. Speeds can range from 7 to 180 bags per minute and numerous bag types and sizes are achievable, bringing you more packaging options for your products. You can count on Unified Flex Packaging Technologies to deliver intelligent machines, economical solutions, and dependable systems for all your packaging needs.

Call us at 1-866-369-4181 or email sales@unifiedflex.com

www.unifiedflex.com WI Appleton sales@unifiedflex.com
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SVE 2520 DZ

Vertical Form-Fill-Seal Bagger

• Continous motion for 120 bags/minute

• Solutions for sustainable paper bags

• Pack styles include: Doy Zip, pillow pouch, gussetted, block bottom, corner seal, full-corner seal, and three-sided

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BAG & POUCH FILL/SEAL (PRE-MADE)

Tabletop Conveyorized Band Sealer

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Formost Fuji Bagging Machines

Formost has been the top performanceproven bagging machine on the market since the late 60’s. Its reputation for dependability and ease of use has made the bagger the number-one choice in more than just the baking industry.

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Plan IT Packaging Systems RotoBagger Pre Made Pouch Bagger

Our flagship RotoBagger premade pouch machine is capable of packaging between 30-50 bags/minute. This system is easy to use and comes equipped with horizontal bag magazine for easy pouch loading, zipper opener, servo change for different bag widths.

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FLOW WRAPPING

Alpha 8 Horizontal Form/Fill/Seal Wrapper

Formost Fuji flow wrappers bring efficiency and sustainability to your packaging line with features such as End-of-Film detection to reduce film waste, Smart Vision System to decrease changeover time, and Induction Heat Seal technology that uses less energy.

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BAG & POUCH FILL/SEAL (PRE-MADE)

The FLX® R8 Rotary Standup Pouch Fill/Seal System

Here are the latest advances in bag & pouch ll/seal (pre-made), ow wrapping, form/ ll/seal - horizontal, form/ ll/seal - vertical, and shrink wrapping equipment. Portable Sealer with synchronized conveyor. Ideal for candy, confections, and snacks in lightweight or smaller stand-up pouches. Seals pouches from 2” up to 12” tall. Great for start-up companies!

ALLIEDFLEX FLX R8 Rotary system provides a compact, quality packaging solution for the automatic packaging of popular premade Standup Pouch and Innovative Bag Formats. Options include the Herrmann Ultrasonics for strong and hermetically sealed pouches.

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PFS series Premade Pouch filling systems:

Designed for highspeed pouch-filling, empowering businesses with a highly efficient packaging vehicle. At 65 ppm, it delivers similar speeds to a Duplex premade pouch-filler or a rollstock HFFS.

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Speed and versatility for premade pouch packing

Streamline your operations and increase output with our automated rotary premade pouch machines. These innovative machines are incredibly easy to use, durable, include the latest components, and can package anything from liquids to powders.

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FLOW WRAPPING

WE’VE ALREADY WAITED YOUR LEAD TIMES

Don’t wait around for long lead times, Frain offers rental equipment, such as flow wrappers, with a 2-week average lead time! Frain’s rental solutions allow you to save on costs, and get your product to market much faster than a traditional solution.

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DELTA OF-360 X | NEW FLOW WRAPPER OFFERS FULL FILM FLEXIBILITY

FLOW WRAPPING

An integrated flow-wrapping process in a packaging line

Here are the latest advances in bag & pouch ll/seal (pre-made), ow wrapping, form/ ll/seal - horizontal, form/ ll/seal - vertical, and shrink wrapping equipment. Revolutionary flow wrapping platform capable of automatically changing the machine architecture. Just press a button on HMI to set the ideal conditions to run any type of film - both sustainable or traditional wrapping materials - and for any application.

A unique combination of pick & place robots and horizontally positioned flow-wrapping units, seamlessly connected in a single line. Manufacturers benefit from rapid changeovers between sealing technologies, product formats and new packaging material.

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FLOW WRAPPING

Doboy Pack 202 - Reliable & Flexible Horizontal Flow Wrapper

Top-notch package quality and outstanding adaptability thanks to fast changeovers make Doboy flow wrappers from Syntegon the premier choice for packaging food and other goods. The Pack 202 can wrap individual or grouped products at speeds up to 350 ppm.

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FORM/FILL/SEAL - VERTICAL

Keep Up with Bagging Demands

Heat and Control® offers equipment for packaging, processing, and more. Ishida’s Inspira is the world’s best performing Vertical Form Fill Seal bagmaker for snack foods and offers industry leading accuracy, sealing integrity, ease of use, and productivity.

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Flexible Packaging Machinery for All Your Product Applications.

Matrix Packaging Machinery is an industryleading manufacturer of vertical form, fill, and seal packaging equipment. Matrix also proudly distributes Pacraft (premade pouch) and INVpack (stickpack and sachet) packaging systems.

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FORM/FILL/SEAL - HORIZONTAL

Pouch machines for food, healthcare, and pet food manufacturers

Equipment for 3-sided, 4-sided, gusseted, and stand-up gusseted pouch styles with feeding systems for both individual and multi-component blends. We also have a variety of transfers available, from multi-lane discharge to fully automated cartoning.

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VFC series VFFS baggers

Mamata introduced this innovative Vertical Form Fill Sealing (VFFS) system that achieves exceptional seal integrity and optimal precision across a large range of films at up to 220 ppm, making it the fastest system in the industry for single lane pouch filling.

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Versatility in high-speed pouching

Flexibility meets high-speed production in a one stop solution for liquid pouch filling. Our unique sealing technology also makes tough to fill products easy. Schedule a demo with your products today to experience the difference.

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BAGGING POUCHING & WRAPPING

Here are the latest advances in bag & pouch ll/seal (pre-made), ow wrapping, form/ ll/seal - horizontal, form/ ll/seal - vertical, and shrink wrapping equipment.

FORM/FILL/SEAL - VERTICAL

100 Years of Keeping Food Safe

Most versatile & sanitary VFFS baggers on the market. From powders to wet proteins to liquids. Proven performance in harsh environments. Smart IO technology, ultrasonic sealing, rotatable jaws & more.

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FORM/FILL/SEAL - VERTICAL

Rugged, Dependable, and Efficient

Our industry-leading vertical form fill seal machines provide simplicity and efficiency. Whether you need reliable, consistent intermittent motion or the world’s fastest high-speed continuous motion packaging machines, we have you covered.

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SHRINK WRAPPING

WE’VE ALREADY WAITED YOUR LEAD TIMES!

Don’t wait around for long lead times, Frain offers rental equipment, such as shrink wrappers, with a 2-week average lead time! Frain’s rental solutions allow you to save on costs, and get your product to market much faster than a traditional solution.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 58

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Unified Flex Packaging Technologies - Leaders in VFFS Machinery

Manufactured in North America with service locations across US, reduces our lead times significantly. Using quality off-the-shelf parts reduces downtime, creating cost savings and convenience for our clients. 1-866-369-4181 or sales@unifiedflex.com

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SHRINK WRAPPING

Trusted choice for shrink wrap and bundling equipment for ~60 Years

EDL, a Massman Company, manufactures shrink bundling, multi-packaging, and tray wrapping equipment to meet customers unique requirements in the food, personal care, building supplies, carpet, dairy, grain and pet food industries.

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SHRINK WRAPPING

What is the Texwrap Difference?

Texwrap is the leader in the design and manufacture of automatic shrink wrapping and bundling systems, and E-commerce systems. Texwrap’s made in the U.S.A. quality, versatility, and low maintenance features ensure the lowest Total Cost of Ownership.

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PMMI ProSource is a free online directory with 460 categories of validated suppliers of packaging machinery, materials, and service solutions, including bagging and wrapping equipment. With a powerful search engine and the ability to filter solutions by machine feature and package type, ProSource brings vetted suppliers to you. Visit www.prosource.org today.

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Aagard

www.aagard.com

Need more automation capability in a fraction of the space? We can help.

By engineering your EXACT SOLUTION, we make every square inch count for Case Packing, Cartoning, Palletizing, Variety Case Packing, Retail Ready, Robotics, Sleeving, and Combination machines. Our custom approach is a mix of inventive problem-solving and a willingness to take on challenges.

Aagard is a leading engineering innovator of secondary packaging automation. Check out a few of our innovative solutions: change parts, no retrofits

TOTAL PROJECT SUCCESS happens with partnership and an iterative design process. We work together to understand the complete picture, creating the optimal solution that mitigates space, speed, and flexibility challenges to drive results.

Since 1997 we have specialized in engineering and building customized integrated combination packaging systems that fit our customers’ specific needs and spaces. Our unique packaging machines can combine many solutions into a single turn-key system with one integrated control package using our proven innovative technologies.

Whether the need is for a design solution with a small footprint or an agile system that can produce 1000s of product combinations, we will deliver .

HELPING OUR CUSTOMERS WIN MN Alexandria sales@aagard.com
(320)763-6043
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BluePrint Automation (BPA)

www.blueprintautomation.com

BluePrint Automation (BPA) is a world leader in end of line packaging automation. With a diverse and innovative team of experts in consumer goods packaging, BPA designs, develops and manufactures packaging solutions for flexible and other tough-to-handle packages. You make it, They’ll pack it!

and unpackaged items for loading into your containers, wrappers or hffs machines; including Carton, Case and Tray Packing, Stacking and Loading,

and other packages; including wrap around case packing and end-load

that allows for easy top loading and ensures a good-looking product appearance on the shelf.

systems is now powered by BluePrint Automation? With their wide range complement to BPA’s end of line packaging solutions.

Backed by thousands of successful installations in over 60 countries, BPA has three full-service manufacturing facilities in the USA and Europe, throughout the world for sales and service. BPA has clearly emerged as a global leader in the design and manufacturing of fully integrated turnkey packaging systems. The systems are constructed for around the clock operation and known worldwide for their quick change over, flexibility, speed and simple design.

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Brenton is a global leader in designing and manufacturing integrated end of line case packaging systems and machines, specializing in case packing and palletizing using both robotics and other automation. With expertise in conventional, hard automation as well as robotics, Brenton has the solution to fit the customer’s specific application requirements.

Brenton’s case packers are reliable, efficient and easy to operate. With over 850 traditional case packers and robotic case packing installations, Brenton continues to be a leader in the case packing industry. These systems are designed for maximum flexibility, to accommodate diverse product requirements. Brenton’s Case packing solutions offer a wide range of options to easily accommodate our customer’s applications.

The Brenton full line of palletizing and depalletizing solutions uses rugged designs which help maximize the reliability and value of your machinery. Brenton’s systems range from single pick palletizers to bulk robotic palletizers and depalletizers as well as conventional machinery. By offering both conventional and robotic palletizing and depalletizing products, the Brenton line meets virtually every automation challenge. As a FANUC ASI and FANUC Certified Servicing Integrator and Strategic Market Specialist, Brenton’s extensive knowledge in robotics continues to grow and drive additional robotic automation solutions to their portfolio.

Brenton Integrated System Solutions offer customers a single source for all end-of-line packaging needs, from standalone applications to complex packaging systems. Brenton solutions integrate not only Brenton machines but also the entire ProMach family of brands as well as other customer specified equipment. Integrating systems streamlines the production process, allowing for maximum efficiency and increased productivity.

Brenton’s partnership does not end after installation. With one of the longest running aftermarket programs in the industry, Brenton has a team of in-house aftermarket parts, service and machine retrofit experts providing 24/7 support, keeping customers up and running at peak capacity. Retrofit upgrades also available on the competition’s solutions.

www.BrentonEngineering.com MN Alexandria Brenton@ProMachBuilt.com 320/852-7705
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Cama North America

847/607-8797

www.camagroup.com

Looking to improve production and efficiency? Cama has 40 years’ experience designing and building innovative, automated secondary packaging solutions that are easy to operate, improve production and OEE, and run multiple products with quick and easy changeovers. A subsidiary of Cama Group, Cama North America is vertically integrated, providing complete sales, manufacturing and aftermarket support to North American customers, including engineering, parts and technical service.

Cama’s expertise spans a wide range of applications, including various food markets, as well as Pet Food, Personal, Health, and Home Care. Our product line includes:

Check out our new BreakThrough Generation of case packers, cartoners, .

and accessibility. They offer a monoblock design, no hollow body

Assistant.

Offering flexibility and quick changeover in a compact footprint, our integrated, turnkey systems can accept flexible or rigid products in an oriented or random configuration, orient packages as needed, end load or top load products into a carton, and case pack into a display ready .

design and testing of packaging cardboard, and can often help design more sustainable solutions that help our customers save material costs and reduce their impact on the environment.

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Dekka is one of the only companies where the primary focus is on tape heads. Because of our dedication and focus, our team is not only more experienced and knowledgeable, but we care about every tape head that goes out the door. Our pride and passion lies in providing a consistent and reliable solution for every application for seamless integration and easy operation. We support every product because we put our customer’s reputation first.

A key to Dekka’s success was our ability to grow and develop a wide distribution network across North America. With our own experienced technicians as well as knowledgeable distributors and packaging suppliers, Dekka and our partners compose of the strongest tape head support network in the industry that will listen, understand and solve your tape head issues.

Dekka offers over 400 unique tape heads which fit on almost every case sealer, case erector and case former in the market. This versatility extends to the types of packaging tape and cases that our tape heads are able to handle as well including hot melt, acrylic, rubber, and other types of tapes for cases, boxes, recycled cartons and more. The wide range of products has been driven by the overwhelming demand for Dekka tape heads. Dekka customers understand the importance of the quality, reliability and service that comes with each Dekka tape head. Along with these tape heads, we also offer options and accessories on our tape heads such as the Tape Monitor Alert System and other retrofit packages.

www.dekkaindustries.com
Richmond Dekka@ProMachBuilt.com
Dekka also offers a line of entry level machinery, bringing the same level of quality and reliability from tape heads to case sealing and erecting machinery. These machines have been designed and built to synergize with Dekka tape heads to bring the highest level of performance and reliability to our customers. Contact us if you are having trouble with your current tape head or if you are looking for some new equipment- we are happy to help. 51
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ADVANCED ROBOTIC CASE PACKERS AND CARTONERS

We are a leading manufacturer of advanced case packing and cartoning machinery. Our talented 350 employees have proven to be one of the most inventive teams in the packaging industry. Delkor has changed the landscape of retail ready packaging and is now widely recognized for creating a new generation of cutting-edge machinery and fresh package concepts.

RETAIL READY EXPERTISE

Our team can help you comply with the latest retail-ready packaging (RRP) guidelines for major retailers including Walmart, Aldi, Kroger and others. All of Delkor’s case packers stand-alone by offering both retail ready case styles as well as the full range of club store display trays with only 8 minute full line change-over. Delkor’s popular patented Cabrio Case design is provided free of charge with the purchase of a case packer, which enables customers to source the Cabrio Case from any corrugated manufacturer. Currently over 1 billion Cabrio Cases are in use across many product categories in 2023! To see your product in a Cabrio Case, our in-house package lab can provide you with a physical sample with graphics within 48 hours.

MAXIMIZE YOUR PACKING VERSATILITY

Delkor’s robotic case packers and cartoning machines were designed for today’s diverse packaging environment.

SYSTEM INTEGRATION

From package design to finished pallet, we’ll help you with everything you need. We’ll handle the hassle of upstream and downstream add-ons, purchases, and recommendations for your project.

www.delkorsystems.com MN St. Paul info@delkorsystems.com 800/328-5558 Delkor Systems, Inc.
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Douglas Machine, Inc.

At Douglas, our mission is to enrich lives by providing differentiated packaging automation and services. It’s not just what we say, it’s who we are. As a 100% employee-owned company, you can be confident there’s an entire organization doing its best to ensure our partnership with you is something you can trust.

Case & Tray Packers. Douglas offers a full line of case and tray packing options. Choose from horizontal, top, or bottom load, intermittent or continuous motion with varying speed capabilities. We deliver innovative design, cutting-edge technology and precise product control to create the most effective case packing/tray packing solution for your application.

Shrink Wrap Systems. Douglas is an industry leader in shrink wrapping beverage, food, and personal care products. From stand-alone shrink wrappers to fully integrated systems including product collating and tray packing, our shrink solutions offer innovative features that maximize performance and simplicity. OPTX™ shrink solutions easily accommodate large size ranges and pack patterns and produce high quality packages.

Cartoners, Sleevers & Multipackers. Douglas’ paperboard offerings are ideal for packaging bottles, trays, cups, cans, bags, and more. Featuring servo technology and adaptable platforms, we deliver leading-edge solutions that result in greater throughput, less waste and enhanced production efficiency for a wide variety of product types and sizes.

Variety Pack Systems. Prisma™ variety pack systems are designed and built to offer the most flexible, efficient solutions available to meet your most dynamic market demands. Cans or bottles in cartons, shrink bundles, cases and trays with varying speed capabilities - we build a system to match your production needs.

Service & Support. Customer-driven service and support - it’s who we are. In every aspect of your relationship with us, our friendly and skilled employee owners are 100% committed to collaborating with you to ensure innovative solutions, responsive support and more.

douglas-machine.com MN Alexandria info@douglas-machine.com
320.763.6587
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763/428-4846

Eastey is a leading manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty shrink packaging equipment, case erectors, case tapers, and other packaging equipment. Eastey’s shrink packaging products include a complete line of L-sealers, sleeve wrappers, shrink tunnels, and bundling equipment.

Eastey also supplies a complete line of case erectors and case tapers, from entry-level bottom and side-belt tapers to fully automatic and random-size case tapers. Eastey has been in business for over 30 years and has an installed base of over 15,000 packaging systems.

Eastey products are sold through a global network of authorized dealers, fully trained and capable of installing, training, and servicing our equipment. At our manufacturing facility in Big Lake, Minnesota, we take pride in manufacturing equipment that is First in Quality – Built to Last. We maintain an extensive inventory of replacement parts and offer prompt technical support when needed.

Today, Eastey continues to focus on its core purpose to “help companies deliver products to the world.” An expanding line of integrated products and services reflects Eastey’s commitment to meeting new needs and new challenges and ensuring that customers have reliable solutions for their packaging application.

Eastey, Squid Ink, and American Film & Machinery (AFM) are all divisions of Engage Technologies Corporation. Eastey (eastey.com) is a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty shrink packaging equipment and automated case sealing systems for packaging applications. Squid Ink (squidink.com) is a manufacturer of coding and marking systems for product identification and traceability, providing superior quality inks and low-maintenance printing equipment. American Film & Machinery (afmsleeves.com) supplies shrink labelers and tunnels, shrink sleeves, and tamper bands.

Engage Technologies Corporation is headquartered in Brooklyn Park, MN with facilities in Big Lake, MN, Spring Lake Park, MN, The Hague, Netherlands, and Shanghai, China.

www.eastey.com MN Brooklyn Park info@eastey.com
Eastey
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781-986-7500

www.econocorp.com

For over 60 years, Econocorp Inc. has been recognized as a worldwide leader in manufacturing of secondary packaging machinery for industrial automation. Servicing several industries including but not limited to craft beer & beverage, cannabis, dairy, electronics & games, food, frozen food, household, industrial, personal care & cosmetics, pharmaceuticals & medical equipment, snacks & cereal, and others. Econocorp specializes in low to moderate speed Cartoning, Tray Forming and, Case Packing machinery.

Our purpose is to help our customers solve their packaging needs and provide sustainable solutions which increase efficiency, throughput, and ROI

info@econocorp.com
ST Randolph
Econocorp
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254-772-9524

www.fallasautomation.com

Since 1979, Fallas Automation has produced simple, compact case packers and automation support equipment. Our goal is to provide our customers with stress-free automated case packing lines, so you can increase your production and improve your bottom line. Fallas Automation celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2019. Dedication to machine quality and customer service are key reasons Fallas has been successful for so long. Fallas started producing semi-automatic case packers in the 1980’s, then adapted to the rapidly changing technologies and expanded our catalog of machinery. Today, we provide fully-integrated end of line case packing solutions for a variety of products. Markets, machinery, and customer needs have changed. Our heritage of constructing machinery to the highest quality standards and providing the most value for our customers has stayed constant. Fallas Automation systems can accommodate a variety of plant layouts, products, and customer needs with modular units that provide a successful end of line packaging system. With case erectors, case packers, case sealers, and product handling solutions, we set up each purchased system in our factory in Waco, Texas, before we disassemble and ship to your facility. This allows you to have full confidence that your system works as expected, and provides training opportunities for your operators before the machine has arrived at your facility. TX Waco sales@fallasautomation.com
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FOCKE & CO is an international leading engineering company for packaging machines within the tobacco, food, savoury snacks, and hygiene industry. With more than 60+ years in business, we are proud to offer high-level machinery with top technology. FOCKE & CO is well recognized for providing turnkey engineering solutions for primary packaging, end–of–line packaging, and palletizing.

Snack Packing Solutions

Due to the delicate nature of snack products, FOCKE & CO’s case packers offer careful handling alongside the flexibility to accommodate tray, traywith-lid, and case (RSC) packaging. In fact, our machines - such as the HFP Base (Highly Flexible Packer) - provide multiple pack configurations that normally cannot be achieved with a typical case packer. With a clean machine concept and a compact footprint, our HFP Base is designed to fit perfectly into typical snack food production lines.

Turnkey packaging solutions for hygiene products

The modular machinery design of the FOCKE stacker and bagger equipment offers economic solutions for various applications for the hygiene industry. Increased efficiency and an open design enable easy operations and maintenance. Neither various bag styles nor sustainable materials affect the operation planning with this packaging line. The stacker module itself stands for high flexibility to combine multiple modules such as one or more bagger and / or cartoner, flow wrapper, case packer as well as further packaging solutions.

Sales and Service Worldwide

With sales and service centers worldwide, FOCKE & CO has the capabilities to deliver local technical support, training, and spare parts. FOCKE & CO has repeatedly set new benchmarks in terms of output and product quality. Our ground-breaking technologies in the field of motion control combined with components featuring extreme dimensional accuracy are highly acclaimed in the industry. This is why we are the leader in Packaging Solutions.

www.focke.com NC Whitsett sales@fockegso.com (336)
449-7200 FOCKE & CO
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Frain Industries

From sealers and cartoners to cappers, labelers to wrappers, Frain has a wide range of packaging equipment ready to ship to your facility within 2 weeks! Each Frain machine that ships out from our facility arrives to yours completely dialed into your product so when it arrives to your facility, you’re ready to begin production. It’s the closest thing to plug and play you’ll get in the packaging industry. Read on to learn more about how Frain adds value to every equipment purchase or rental.

Equipment Rentals:

Invest only in what you need when you need it with packaging equipment rentals from Frain. Ideal for seasonal items, special edition products and new product development, Frain’s program allows firms to conserve capital and maximize profit. All rentals come dialed into your product, allowing your firm to begin production faster. Best of all, there’s no long-term commitment necessary.

Pay As You Go:

Why pay in full for something before you even use it? With Frain’s Pay As You Go flexible capital program, you’ll only pay for packaging equipment as you use it. There’s no leasing and no large capital investment. Instead, you’ll have the financial flexibility to invest in more projects, take more chances and get products to market faster – and on your schedule.

Consulting and Technical Support: Setup. Inspection. Repair. Training. It’s all part of the Frain difference. All Frain rentals and purchases come with up to 8 hours of technical support from Frain engineers to get you started – and we’re standing by to help with other maintenance and service too.

Contact Frain Today:

For more information on Frain and to inquire about the next piece of equipment for your packaging line, contact us today at 630-629-9900 or visit www.frain.com.

www.frain.com IL Chicago sales@frain.com 630-629-9900
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Graphic Packaging International offers industry and market-specific expertise and innovative thinking to create sustainable packaging that helps our customers stand out in the highly competitive retail marketplace. We are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of paperboard, folding cartons, microwave packaging, foodservice containers, and machinery solutions.

Our focus is on solving customers’ packaging challenges by developing innovative solutions that support them in achieving their sustainability goals, providing greater operational efficiency, and appealing to consumers in design and functionality.

The world’s best-known and emerging brands rely on our paperboard and related paper-based materials made from renewable plant-based fiber from sustainably managed forests to add value through increased recyclability. We deliver the right paperboard for virtually any carton application including for food, beverage, healthcare, beauty, foodservice and many other product categories.

Graphic Packaging offers a complete line of tried and tested machinery systems for our packaging that improve production line efficiencies and automate manual operations. Our packaging systems include multipackers for an extended range of beverage containers and secondary packaging machinery for many other products. The range includes:

- ClipCombo™ offers beverage makers the ability to run multiple fiberbased multipack styles across the same machine

- QuikFlex™ for fully enclosed cartons

- Marksman™ for wrap cartons

- Autoflex™ for beverage basket carriers

- KeelClip™ 1600 for can multipacks

- Cap-It™ G3 for PET bottle multipacks

Our specialty machinery includes pick-and-place machinery, paperboard sleevers and cartoners, carton formers, neck-tag applicators, robotic solutions, and specialty machinery.

www.graphicpkg.com GA Atlanta https://www.graphicpkg.com/contact-us/ (770) 240-7200
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INSITE® Packaging Automation

Packaging automation from a new perspective. YOURS.

At INSITE®, our focus is case erectors and sealers. We’re passionate about leveraging packaging automation technology to make our machines simpler and smarter. Our case formers and sealers have been designed by some of the market’s best engineers and product specialists. They’re built with your vital resources - your time, your budget and your operators’ safety - top of mind. We do this by packing our fully automated packaging machines with features and benefits we know you’ll appreciate.

Case Erectors. INSITE Case Erectors utilize robotic technology to enable next-level simplicity and reliability. They’re designed for effortless setups, quick and easy changeovers in under five minutes, consistently square cases and more - all while boasting 40-50% fewer parts and less maintenance.

Case Sealers. INSITE’s Case Sealers combine a smart, clean, simple design with proven packaging automation technologies for an efficient, consistent, clean top seal. They’re safe, simple, accessible and packed with function, all while maintaining operational efficiency and effortless maintenance.

Modular Automation. With INSITE’s Modular Automation, YOU choose the level of automation that’s right for you based on your available labor, budget, floor space, or time to implement. We’ll serve as your advisor along the way.

INSITE has been built upon the time-tested foundation of Douglas Machine. For over 55 years, Douglas has earned its reputation as an industry-leading problem solver for the toughest packaging issues. INSITE harnessed that seasoned creativity, knowledge and commitment to bring you this streamlined approach to standardized packaging equipment.

Superior Service. Our aim is to be your partner in smart packaging equipment for decades to come. We’re here, ready to help.

insitepackaging.com
Alexandria InfoConnect@insitepackaging.com 320-762-7830
MN
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IPG (Intertape Polymer Group)

800/474-8273

www.itape.com

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG) is a recognized leader in the packaging industry. Leveraging its advanced manufacturing technologies, extensive research and development capabilities and a comprehensive strategic acquisition program, IPG has assembled the broadest and deepest range of products in the industry.

IPG’s product offering includes carton sealing and industrial tapes (masking, filament, duct/cloth, double coated, flatback, foil and electrical), stretch and shrink film, protective packaging products and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. IPG also specializes in high performance tape products engineered for demanding aerospace, marine, automotive and industrial applications. The comprehensive product offering and market specialization uniquely positions IPG as the supplier of choice for leading packaging and industrial distributors and large end users across a diverse cross section of industries.

IPG employs approximately 4,200 employees with operations in 35 locations, including 21 manufacturing facilities in North America, five in Asia and three in Europe. FL Sarasota info@itape.com
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ITW Hartness, a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), is the first choice in secondary packaging solutions. Our product portfolio includes highquality accumulation, packing and palletizing equipment that deliver unprecedented OEE, and lead the industry in using IIoT technology to maximize customer value.

ACCUMULATION—Recognized as the global leader in first-in, first-out, pressure-free accumulation, our proprietary DYNAC portfolio includes single-file, mass flow and floor level models to fit any application. With a small footprint flexible enough to handle a wide variety of packaging types, our products are relied on by leading consumer goods companies to prevent micro stops and increase uptime – saving you money.

PACKING—No matter how complex the package, our innovative packing solutions deliver speed, flexibility, and cost savings. Top load drop packing, shrink, tray, wraparound, and robotic case packing solutions make up our diverse portfolio. We work with customers to provide the solution best equipped to meet the unique needs of your product mix and operation.

PALLETIZING/DEPALLETIZING—With more than 500 robots installed and long-tenured experience on our team, ITW Hartness leads the industry with our proven palletizing and depalletizing equipment. Built to handle a wide range of products and packaging formats with no expensive change parts and fully automated changeover, customers see ROI in as little as 18 months or less.

AFTERMARKET—Downtime is expensive. That’s why our experienced customer support team is available 24/7. From onsite service and machine rebuilds to training and equipment updates, customers rely on ITW Hartness to provide unmatched expertise and support.

SYSTEMS INTEGRATION—Using a DYNAC-centric line design philosophy and best-in-class approach to machine center selection, our expert integration team helps select customers maximize end-of-line efficiency. Projects are validated using simulation software to assess performance, allowing customers to understand their investment and ROI even before the install. With proven experience helping customers increase throughout and lower cost of ownership, our equipment portfolio adds reliability and flexibility to any line.

www.hartness.com
Greenville info@hartness.com
SC
297-1200 ITW Hartness
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GLOBAL USA

iXAPACK GLOBAL is specialized in the design and manufacture of Cutting, Weighing, Wrapping and End of Line equipment.

Based in France for 50 years, the company is also established in the USA where it has a solid customer base with numerous lines already commissioned, particularly in the pouches sector. With a staff of 250, iXAPACK GLOBAL handles internally all actions starting from customer’s request, manufacturing of technical solutions up to final installation and support.

iXAPACK GLOBAL’s conditioning equipment consists of solutions which includes Cartoning, Case Packing, Sleeving and Palletizing systems. These machines are suitable to products from the food, pet food cosmetic industries.

Designed for multiformat productions, the equipment proposed by iXAPACK GLOBAL is adapted to all packaging types of the market such as Cardboard trays, SRP, RSC and wraparound cases. User-friendly, format changeovers are possible within less than 5 minutes without any tools, most adjustments being automatic and managed via the HMI.

Packing machines are composed of a single chassis where all automated actions are centralized. Unstacking of blanks, filling of packaging and closing, this system allows iXAPACK GLOBAL’s clients to have solutions with small footprint.

A SINGLE CONTACT FOR THE SUPPLY OF TURNKEY COMPLETE LINES

Tray former, Pasteurization Tunnel, Loading module… iXAPACK GLOBAL also offers Ultrasonic Cutting solutions, Wrapping machines and Weight/ Labeling equipment, enabling the supply of complete turnkey lines. Following machine installations, the company’s after-sales service ensures a follow-up (Retrofits, trainings but also spare parts orders) to enable equipment durability.

www.ixapack.com NY New York City info@ixapack.com 0033 549 820 580 iXAPACK
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JLS Automation

717/505-3800

JLS Automation supplies hygienic robotic packaging solutions for the food industry that solve complex packaging challenges. Designed for even the strictest sanitary environments, our custom vision-guided primary & secondary robotic packaging systems are user-friendly, fast to start-up, & ensure both worker & food safety.

Several patents have been awarded for our proprietary robotic tooling & high-speed leak detection systems. Our hygienic, vision-guided robotic packaging systems are made to get wet, simple to integrate into your packaging line & never get tired!

Talon® Primary Loading Systems – Hygienic pick-and-place systems for loading thermoformers, flow-wrappers, vacuum skin packs, trays & more.

Osprey® Case Packers - Accurate & gentle loading of thermoformed packs, bags, SUPs, trays, chubs & other primary packs into standard RSC or retail-ready cases in horizontal or vertical orientation.

Peregrine® Vision-Guided Cartoning Solution - Load tri-seal & other cartons easily & efficiently. Elimination of conveyor transfers. Robotic loading & closing. All within a small footprint.

Harrier Bacon Draft Loading System - Automatically load bacon drafts into thermoformers, save floor space, solve labor gaps & increase productivity.

Sandwich Assembly System - Automatically build various sandwiches, accurately stacking each component from the bun/bread to meat, cheese & other ingredients. Lines can include up-and downstream equipment.

Integrated Systems - We take system responsibility for your entire line from concept to design, integration, FAT & installation.

JLS View - Reduce downtime spent on service & maintenance. Virtual service calls utilizing Microsoft HoloLens 2 technology provide easy access to technicians. Save time & get your line back running quickly.

www.jlsautomation.com PA York sales@jlsautomation.com
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OVERVIEW

Massman Automation, a Massman Company, supplies packaging equipment to the food, beverage, dairy, consumer goods, paint & chemical, and building trade industries. With 45 years of experience designing and building packaging equipment, Massman Automation has earned a reputation for building easy-to-operate, highly innovative, reliable machines.

SOLUTIONS

Case Packers: Massman has case packer solutions for every application. From small footprint, low-speed applications to large high speed continuous motion case packers our case packers handle wraparound, RSC knock down, display ready cases, harness style, and tray blanks.

Flexible Pouch Packagers: Massman pouch fill and seal equipment handles virtually all types and sizes of pouches including stand-up resealable pouches (SURPs). These pouches are popular due to their low weight and on-the-shelf advantages.

Palletizers: Massman offers small footprint low-cost gantry palletizers and robotic palletizers capable of handling multiple conveyor lines.

Cartoners: Through its recent acquisition of Ultra Packaging, Massman provides vertical and horizontal cartoners. Ultra cartoners are costeffective, innovative, fast, and built to exceed customer expectations.

EXTENDED CAPABILITES

As part of the Massman Companies, we provide packaging solutions from the beginning to the end of your line and everything in between. Here is a sampling of additional solutions we build.

www.massmanllc.com MN Villard sales@massmanllc.com
320/554-3611
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Meler USA Corporation

980/556-7990

We are Meler, Your Gluing Solutions Partner, with more than 40 years as specialists in developing and improving gluing processes. We work to unite talent, experience, and knowledge with innovation, technology, and tailor-made engineering solutions to improve and boost your products, processes, and business.

EMPOWERING HOT MELT SYSTEMS TO BOOST YOUR BUSINESS

We go with you in the advice, design, development, training, and maintenance of equipment and accessories for melting, transport, and application of adhesives. With a wide experience in professional hot melt packaging application, we develop systems for adhesive application in cardboard packing, packaging and labeling processes.

Meler’s range of hot melt systems has evolved towards specialist brands:

> ARION HOSES

There is a hose designed to meet the specific needs of each installation and each sector.

> MICRON MELTERS

The awarded range of melters offers full connectivity for the 4.0 industry. Intuitive handling, technological reliability, and compatibility with industrystandard communication protocols. Meler technology is focused on flexibility and connectivity to the benefit of our clients.

> RAPTOR APPLICATORS

The specialist brand from Meler for the application of hot melt adhesives. Raptor Infinity is a compact applicator with a direct electrical connection and with no driver ensuring total integration with the client’s PLC. Raptor Handy is the first han-held applicator on the market that really brings people and machines together in a single process.

We glue the most important things so that everything works as it should. #GluinWhatMatters

www.melerusa.com NC Charlotte info@melerusa.com
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(905) 670-7200

www.mpac-group.com

Using ingenious and limitless thinking; we are leaders in cutting edge packaging full-line automation and transformational technologies; working across the Health/Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Consumer Goods and Clean Energy sectors helping world-class companies to adapt and grow.

Our technical capabilities include:

ASSEMBLY

FILLING & DOSING

PRODUCT HANDLING & INFEED

CARTONING

CASE PACKING

TRAY FORMING

PALLETIZING

WHOLE LIFE SERVICE

Combining in-person essentials with innovative new digital tools, the Mpac Cube is the service engine that will propel you towards your production goals, keep your machines in prime condition and maximize your overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

Solutions include:

Core Services

Connected Services

Training

Advanced Engineering

Information Management

Machine Insight

With manufacturing sites in the UK, Canada, USA and the Netherlands, plus sales & service locations in Singapore and Thailand; our global teams can support you, wherever you are in the world.

ON Mississauga sales.americas@mpac-group.com
Mpac Group
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Nordson Corporation

Nordson is recognized as the world leader in hot melt adhesive dispensing systems for the packaging industry, with comprehensive product lines that include tankless dispensing systems, adhesive melters, applicators, nozzles, hoses, and pattern controls as well as tracking and verification systems.

Nordson is a global solution, with direct offices in over 30 countries. Our substantial reach in global manufacturing allows for deep customer relationships, pursuing innovative solutions for customer problems and providing long-term, hands-on customer training, service, and support.

Nordson helps automate your packaging operations with products and solutions with a low total cost of ownership. Our adhesive systems help customers achieve a lower cost per package and reduce adhesive usage. Our solutions maximize package integrity and provide flexibility to meet changing market demands. Because one solution does not fit all applications, we offer a variety of systems to fit a wide range of needs.

Our ProBlue® Flex melter is advanced technology that is modular and scalable. It brings together machine integration, and precise and accurate adhesive dispensing. The ProBlue Flex melter is complemented by Nordson’s new BBconn Controls, which allows for remote operation, more visibility, real-time oversight, and the data and analytics needed for continuous improvement.

The MiniBlue II Slim with EcoBead Inspect ensures package integrity while reducing adhesive consumption. The MiniBlue® II applicator packs high performance, high speeds, and long-term reliability in a compact size. When paired with the EcoBead™ Inspect, users can verify adhesive placement to ensure the integrity of every package and can gather data for continuous improvement.

www.nordsonadhesive.com GA Duluth adhesiveleads@nordson.com 1800/683-2314
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PakTech is an industry leading producer of secondary packaging that is well-designed, sustainable and supremely functional. Their handles are used by large CPG brands, retailers and small businesses across the globe.

Founded in 1991, PakTech is a family-owned and operated business headquartered in Eugene, Oregon. The company’s commitment to quality is paralleled by their commitment to the environment across their business practices and the high quality, sustainable products they bring to the market.

It’s PakTech mission to help their customers meet sustainability goals by fully embracing the principles of a circular economy. Every one of PakTech’s handles is 100% recycled and 100% recyclable, making them a top-tier solution for brands looking to make a positive impact at a costeffective price.

Not only are their handles environmentally friendly, but they’re also uniquely strong and flexible thanks to their 100% recycled HDPE material construction. This means products are securely fastened for easy carrying and far fewer instances of product loss compared to cardboard and shrink wrap alternatives.

The minimal design of PakTech’s handles use the least amount of material and snap to the top of the products they secure. Unlike other secondary packaging options which often obscure the products and branding, PakTech handles allow the product to shine.

The company also offers a top-quality line of handle applicator machinery. PakTech applicators are reliable, durable and extremely versatile, making them the smart multipack solution for brands of every size and function. PakTech’s applicators are easy to implement and can meet any speed, degree of automation, and line specification requirements needed by businesses.

www.paktech-opi.com OR Eugene handlesales@paktech-opi.com 541.461.5000 PakTech
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PMI KYOTO Packaging Systems

In 1993, Branko and Lilly Tisma founded PMI Cartoning, Inc. in Elk Grove Village, Ill. For 25 years, PMI worked to ensure its customers were satisfied with the quality of every single machine that left PMI’s doors. PMI expanded its operations as the company grew. In addition to its headquarters that houses all engineering, parts, service and support staff, PMI opened a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing, engineering and testing facility next to its offices, and a rebuild facility down the street in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

In December 2017, Kyoto Seisakusho Co., Ltd, a leading global packaging solutions provider, acquired PMI. Today, the former PMI Cartoning continues to operate from the Elk Grove location as PMI KYOTO Packaging Systems and offers the same service and high-quality vertical and horizontal cartoners, case packers, and integrated packaging systems customers have relied on for the past 25 years. In addition, new offerings will be available from the Kyoto product line, including over-wrappers and palletizers, which Kyoto has been providing for more than 70 years to the packaging industry.

Our industry and application experience includes food, beverage, cosmetic, confectionery and pharmaceutical, among others. Application and product handling experience allows us to excel with unique applications involving high speeds and difficult-to-handle products. Built to last, it’s not uncommon to find a PMI machine still running 20 years after installation.

After the successful debut of PMI KYOTO’s compact machine line at PACK EXPO 2022, the company is proud to say that three new compact machines have entered their fleet -- the KC-100F compact horizontal cartoner, the KTB-100 compact vertical case packer, and the SPC-3000 horizontal case packer are available for those who wish to maintain space in their factory without compromising on ability or quality.

www.pmikyoto.com IL Elk Grove Village sales@pmikyoto.com (847) 437-1427
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Propack Processing & Packaging Systems Inc.

Propack Processing & Packaging Systems Inc. is an industry leader in robotics and innovation, manufacturing and supplying high-performance processing and packaging machinery for the global market. At Propack, we pride ourselves on working collaboratively with clients to build strong relationships and ensure the best solutions are developed to meet their unique needs.

Packaging

For over 25 years, Propack has been designing custom pick and place packaging systems for a variety of markets and applications. With the highest quality machinery, built in North America, Propack has earned a reputation for outstanding food-industry automation, specializing in handling snack bar, bakery/snack cake, prepared foods and frozen products, along with many more wrapped and unwrapped products.

Processing

We provide world-class sanitary design machinery including slab formers, slitters, spreaders, and ultrasonic guillotines. We understand our customers’ challenges and pride ourselves on being able to respond with flexible processing solutions.

Integrated Solutions

With extensive integrated systems knowledge and experience providing turnkey solutions, our experienced team will design and deliver complete packaging line solutions and seamless integration for primary and secondary packaging operations.

Parts, Service and Support

Propack’s knowledgeable support team is customer focused and our engineers possess world-class technical skills. We recognize that our service and support is key to our customers’ success and our long-term partnerships.

www.propack.ca ON Beamsville info@propack.ca
877-924-3337
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R.A JONES, a Coesia company

R.A JONES offers an extensive portfolio of solutions for both primary and secondary packaging machinery for FOOD/BEVERAGE, HEALTH CARE, HOME CARE, PERSONAL CARE and other CONSUMER GOODS manufacturers that includes:

AEROSOL: Our KP-Aerofill series of machines includes low to high speed equipment for those needing aerosol and rotary liquid fill systems, rotary base crimpers, gasser/shakers, propellant and liquid fillers, bag-on-valve (BOV), air powered through-the-valve (TTV) technology, and more.

BEVERAGE/MULTIPACKING: Our Wraptor, Meridian, and Maxim series of machines provide a wide range of solutions for any mid to high speed can and/or bottle (glass or plastic) production line needs. Whether single tier or double tier, 4 pack to 48 pack, our machines can handle multiple package configurations and types including E-Flute & B-Flute cartons.

CARTONING: Our comprehensive portfolio of machinery includes end load and top load cartoners. These can range from hand load vertical end load cartoner to fully automated systems. Familiar branded cartoning technology includes: CMV, Legend, Legacy, and Criterion.

CHUB PACKAGING: Our KartridgPak chub packaging equipment established the chub package category decades ago. Features/benefits include: close-clip option, continuous motion, rollstock clips and film, PLC controls, simplified clipping head, stainless steel construction, heat, radio frequency and extruder sealing options, and more.

CUP FILLING/SEALING: Autoprod and Holmatic cup filling systems are the flagship series of cup fillers manufactured and services by R.A JONES. Fill, seal and overcap preformed cups, tubs and trays.

POUCHING: Pouch King is our high-speed pouch-filling series of horizontal form fill seal machinery with patented printed circuit heating technology for 3-sided, 4-sided, gusseted and stand-up gusseted pouch styles.

www.rajones.com ST Covington info@rajones.com (859) 341-0400
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Robatech designs and manufactures sustainable solutions for industrial gluing processes that are reliable, safe, economical, straightforward, and green. Robatech’s experienced sales and service teams get gluing projects up and running and ensure smooth operation of adhesive systems all around the globe.

INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS FOR A NEW DIMENSION IN GLUING

Robatech’s innovations save resources and thus downsize your operating costs. The smart Vision melter (pictured on the bottom right) not only melts the adhesive gently and with great reliability, but it does so with the industry’s best energy efficiency. And the performance of the Performa heated hose is an excellent match. It reduces energy consumption up to 45% compared to conventional hoses. And to make the system complete, there’s the SpeedStar Compact application head that is not only fast, durable and intelligent, but it saves you up to 40% of adhesive when used for stitching.

PRECISE AND FAST GLUING OF PRIMARY PACKAGING

Primary packaging of food and medicines puts high demands on the gluing process. Robatech offers you reliable system components that allow you to glue small packages precisely and safely even at high speeds. You can expect a consistently high-precision adhesive application with a clean cutoff, safely and cleanly bonded products, high process reliability, high production speeds, and low energy consumption.

ECONOMICAL AND RELIABLE GLUING OF SECONDARY PACKAGING

Do you want to glue secondary packaging efficiently and yet sustainably?

Whether you put primarily packaged products into secondary packaging through standard top-loading or horizontal cartoning, or whether you use on-demand packaging machines, the adhesive process is essentially the same. Robatech’s adhesive application systems apply hot melt adhesives economically and still glue secondary packaging reliably. Maximum system availability increases your production by reducing downtime, while industry leading energy efficiency saves resources and reduces operating costs.

www.robatechusa.com
info@robatechusa.com 770/663-8380 Robatech USA Inc.
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Schneider Packaging Equipment

315/676-3035

www.schneiderequip.com

Schneider has been a leader in world-class case packing and palletizing solutions for over 50 years. We take pride in our personalized approach and innovative problem-solving for industries such as food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, personal care, plastics, and paper products. Our relationship with our customers is not just about completing a project but creating a mutually beneficial partnership that will last for years.

How are we leading in end-of-line automation? We incorporate new technologies and provide proven concepts by building adaptable, reliable solutions that are efficient and easy to operate. With machine longevity and ease of use in mind, Schneider machines are equipped with features that automate and simplify changeover, change pallet patterns on the fly, and proactively monitor machine conditions.

With decades of experience, Schneider understands case packing better than anyone. Our solutions include robotic, gable top, horizontal, highspeed horizontal, and vertical bottom loading designs. We seamlessly integrate the ancillary equipment your line needs including barcode readers, labeling equipment, case inspection systems and more. Schneider engineers the solutions to meet your unique needs.

Schneider’s robotic palletizing solutions are built to last. Our applications range from collaborative systems, compact modular machines, scalable centralized systems, and fully integrated intelligent warehouse traffic management solutions. Our palletizing systems integrate with pallet dispensers, stretch wrappers, automated guided vehicles, and more.

We are a partner and an authorized system integrator with some of the most respected names in the automation industry, including FANUC, Rockwell Automation, and PMMI. We hold the highest levels of certification with these organizations, allowing us to offer you the safest and most dynamic systems.

Start your project at schneiderequip.com or email our sales engineers at sales@schneiderequip.com. NY Brewerton sales@schneiderequip.com
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CARTONING, MULTIPACKING & CASE PACKING

Schubert is a global leader in top-loading packaging machines (TLM). The family-owned company based in Crailsheim (Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany) builds on an interplay of simple mechanics, intelligent control technology and high modularity. With this philosophy and a highly developed culture of innovation the company has been pursuing an entirely independent technological path for more than 50 years. The second generation of the company now employs 1,300 people. Innovations include the vision control system, the transport robot Transmodul or the flowwrapping machine Flowmodul. Schubert provides future-proof solutions that are easy to operate, flexible in terms of format conversion, high in performance and stable in function. The machines package products of all types in trays, cartons, boxes or flow-wrap bags.

With the new Schubert lightline machine series, customers can master standardized packaging tasks with great efficiency and high quality - at attractive purchase costs and short delivery times. It consists of three machine types: The lightline Cartonpacker, the lightline Pickerline and the lightline Flowpacker.

Space-saving design, unbeatable efficiency and excellent quality control are the hallmarks of the Schubert Flowpacker. It can be equipped with four different sealing technologies. The new patented technology makes it possible to program sealing to the millisecond and ensures constant sealing times. For each flow-pack, the cross-sealing unit immediately adapts to the variable speed of our upstream pick & place robots. Like all of Schubert’s sealing technologies, the flying cross-sealing unit can be integrated into every Flowmodul and combined with other sealing technologies.

With its North American headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, and with sites in Dallas, Texas and Toronto, Ontario, Schubert is expanding its customer support across the continent. This support encompasses high-level accessibility, preventive service as well as extensive training for customers. Schubert has installed two training machines at its training center in Charlotte.

www.schubert.group NC Charlotte sales@schubert-na.com 980/244-3140
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559/651-2339

www.serpapackaging.com

Serpa designs and manufactures a complete range of cartoning systems for the pharmaceutical, medical device, nutraceutical, food, beverage, cosmetics, industrial and personal care markets. For more than 37 years, companies across the globe have looked to us to handle their most demanding secondary packaging challenges.

We provide horizontal, vertical, and top load cartoners that can accommodate both hand load and automatic load applications, designing systems capable of nearly any speed for the desired application. We also provide a broad range of end of line packaging solutions, including case and tray packers, robotic palletizers, literature feeders, paperboard sleeve wrappers, tamper evident labelers, and robotic product handling systems. Additionally, Serpa provides line integration and validation services, designing turnkey integrated end of line packaging systems from start to finish with single source responsibility.

Serpa machines are designed to meet the needs of demanding production environments, featuring ease of maintenance, user-friendly operation, and rapid, repeatable changeover technology. Our high-performance systems can be designed to meet sanitary and FDA validation requirements and are backed by our strong customer support program to quickly resolve issues that may arise.

98% Uptime, Guaranteed

CA Visalia serpa.info@promachbuilt.com
Serpa
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Sourcelink Solutions, LLC

773.276.4748

www.sourcelinkcorp.net

Sourcelink Solutions, LLC, founded in 2002, has evolved into a full-service provider of end-of-line packaging automation across a wide spectrum of industries.

We are centrally based near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport with an experienced team of professionals in the packaging automation industry - covering all aspects of the business from sales, engineering design, electrical controls, fabrication, and service.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Cartoners

of industries - confectionery, pasta, rice, nutraceuticals, etc

and more

Robotic Take-Outs and Pack Systems

injection and blow molding industries

System Integration

packaging line solutions, from the conveyance of raw materials to

IL Elk Grove Village sales@sourcelinkcorp.net
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Standard-Knapp, a leader in packaging equipment since 1894, specializes in the manufacture of custom, state-of-the-art case, tray and shrink packaging machinery. Standard-Knapp belongs to international group EOL Packaging Experts, GmbH, and acts as the North American distributor and servicer of equipment from sister companies A+F, BMS and NEO.

The newest addition to Standard-Knapp’s line of case packers is the Unipack 2.0, a robotic pick-and-place dynamo that can pack, unpack and repack. Designed for small to medium food and beverage plants, this packer covers a small footprint, and is easily transported with an optional mobility kit. The Unipack 2.0 shines in the 5-15 case/minute range, and features the same color-coded change part system that makes product changeover a snap on all Standard-Knapp machinery.

Standard-Knapp’s flagship machine is the 939S Versatron™ case packer. Its patented Soft Catch technology allow for the packing of lightweight glass into partitionless cases without breakage, via a servo-actuated lift table. This allows the Versatron to actually “catch” the product while it descends into the case. Even gentler packing is achieved by the robotic Pic-N-Place model. The Versatron™ Pic-N-Place uses robust, robotic arms and adjustable, heavy-duty grippers to pick up and gently place packs of product safely into the bottom of every case.

Standard-Knapp’s full line of case & drop packers includes a variety of useful options, modules and upgrades, as well as uncasers, case sealers and product laners.

Standard-Knapp also specializes in tray/shrink technology, including the exciting new TriWraptor™ line of multipackers, shrink wrappers and TSUP (Tray/Shrink/Unsupported/Pad) packer. The TriWraptor line’s flexible highspeed Robo-Wand™ wrapping module provides consistent, tight wrapping across a wide range of product shapes and sizes.

All Standard-Knapp machinery is engineered and built to provide decades of reliable service, 24/7/365.

www.standard-knapp.com CT Portland info@standard-knapp.com
342-1100 Standard-Knapp
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Syntegon is a leading single-source supplier of processing, packaging, and automation technology to the food and pharma industries. Our product portfolio ranges from standalone, entry-level machines to fully integrated systems. Our mission is to support customers in creating sustainable solutions with market-leading technologies.

Syntegon’s technology is built by some of the most iconic names in packaging. Doboy, Elematic, Kliklok, Osgood, Sigpack, and Woodman are just several in the group. Their legacies of quality, reliability, service, and dedication to the customer embody Syntegon’s core philosophies. United as one team, we are all working toward the same vision — Packaging and Processing for a Better Life.

From mixing raw ingredients to end-of-line case packers, our portfolio for the food industry includes: confectionery and bar processing equipment; product distribution, collation, and loading systems; horizontal flowwrappers; vertical bagmakers; topload, endload and wraparound cartoners; case packers; filling and sealing systems for cups and bottles; thermoforming, filling, and sealing systems; bag sealers; checkweighing systems; and sustainable packaging solutions.

Fields of application in the pharmaceutical industry are the production, processing, filling, inspection and packaging of liquid and solid pharmaceuticals (e.g. syringes and capsules).

Based in Waiblingen, Germany, and employing some 6000 associates, at 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops and produces complete solutions for the food, pharma, and consumer goods industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact, including several locations in North America.

GA Decatur connectwithus@syntegon.com
Syntegon
www.syntegon.com
770/981-5200
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Valco Melton is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of adhesive application and quality assurance systems. For more than 70 years, we have helped our partners manufacture, package, and seal products ranging from corrugated boxes to cartons, bags, books, pharmaceuticals, and more. As a result, our customer base spans nearly every major industry: corrugated, food and beverage packaging, envelope, folding carton, print finishing, nonwovens, tissue, automotive, textiles, and bag manufacturing, among others.

Valco Melton offers a comprehensive range of hot melt and cold glue equipment, along with industry-compatible spare parts, that set the standard for precision and reliability in adhesive application. EcoStitch, our all-electric hot melt solution, reduces adhesive use up to 70%, eliminates the need for plant air, and reduces unnecessary maintenance due to part failure. This top-of-the-line solution improves your overall operating efficiency while lowering your total cost of ownership.

With the introduction of Kube™, our electric technology has also been made available in melt-on-demand format. Adaptable to any customer’s needs in the packaging industry, this new generation of energy-efficient melters optimizes the heating process and improves insulation, minimizing energy lost to the environment.

Extending quality inspection to the packaging process, Valco Melton’s award-winning PackChek™ system provides real-time hot melt inspection for end-of-line packaging. If your customers complain about pop-opens, missed glue application, or out-of-line flaps, PackChek solves all three by combining thermal and visual imaging to inspect every package and guarantee proper hot melt adhesive application.

Valco Melton is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, with seven large manufacturing facilities worldwide. Our direct service support in 96 locations offers knowledgeable sales and service teams committed to providing technical assistance when and where you need it. Contact one of our product specialists to learn more at ask@valcomelton.com.

WWW.ValcoMelton.com OH Cincinnati ask@valcomelton.com 513/874-6550
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920-564-5051 Viking Masek

vikingmasek.com

Running a business can be complicated. Your packaging automation project shouldn’t be. At Viking Masek, our packaging systems help our customers do business better. Simplified, efficient, and automated. With over 20 years of packaging experience, Viking Masek Packaging Technologies has quickly grown to become an industry leader in durable, innovative packaging machinery.

We manufacture easy-to-use premade pouch packing machines, economical VFFS baggers, high-speed continuous motion vertical baggers, carton packaging, palletizing, robotics, and multilane stick packaging machines. Through Viking Masek Robotics & Automation, we offer our clients state-of-the-art robotic packaging systems. These packing solutions significantly enhance end-of-line processes, directly improving overall equipment effectiveness, customer satisfaction, and company profit.

Our stainless-steel equipment is durable and efficient. By applying the latest engineering advances to machine software, we maximize the efficiency from each machine, giving you faster production and more profitability. We also partner with top packaging film and pouch suppliers to ensure your packaging materials meet your needs for sustainability.

We offer technical service, training, and preventive maintenance plans with the purchase of every packaging machine. Not only does our team of Sales Consultants and Project Managers ensure that our clients’ needs are met from first contact to installation, but our Service Department also works tirelessly to ensure minimal downtime if training or maintenance are required.

From cheese and coffee to raw poultry and fresh vegetables, to pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements, plus much more, Viking Masek has the right packaging solution for you.

Are you ready to take your packaging to the next level? Visit us at www.VikingMasek.com WI Oostburg vikingmasek.com/free-consultation
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WestRock is a global leader in sustainable paper and packaging solutions. We are materials scientists, packaging designers, mechanical engineers and manufacturing experts with a shared purpose: Innovate Boldly. Package Sustainably. Guided by our values of integrity, respect, accountability and excellence, we use leading science and technology to move fiber-based packaging forward.

WestRock’s best-in-class innovation engine leverages the largest set of fiber-based substrates, a vast network of converting and distribution capabilities and an unmatched packaging machinery platform to power the next generation of renewable, recyclable packaging. Our broad portfolio is operated in four segments – Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, Global Paper and Mill Operations. A uniquely integrated Commercial, Innovation and Marketing function offers unrivaled end-to-end solutions and support to solve our customers’ greatest challenges.

Our global operations include:

– More than 50,000 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific

– More than 30 containerboard and paperboard mills

– More than 320 operating and business locations

– Products in a wide range of markets, including beauty and personal care, beverage, e-commerce, healthcare, home and garden, media and electronics, packaged food, pizza and retail

Sustainability and innovation are fundamental to WestRock’s vision to become the world’s best paper and packaging company. By innovating for our customers and their customers, bettering the planet and supporting people and communities, we’re imagining and delivering on the promise of a sustainable future.

GA Atlanta aps@westrock.com (407) 843-1300 WestRock CARTONING,
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Wexxar Bel is a leading manufacturer of fully and semi-automatic case and tray forming and sealing solutions. From small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, we provide a wide array of reliable machinery focusing on advanced technologies, easy to operate equipment and a top tier service network.

Wexxar Bel’s dedication to quality means you can take pride in the quality of your purchase and peace of mind in the reliability and performance of our machines. Many Wexxar Bel customers are excited to show-off their new purchase to visitors and stakeholders while other more long-term customers still feel that pride when they show off their nearly 40 year old still running Wexxar Bel machines. You will always feel supported by the industry’s best performing and best-serviced case/tray formers and sealers in every step that your company takes

With a wide distribution and service network across North America, customers are always fully serviced and supported quickly and reliably. Whether you decide to work with our certified partners or our own experienced technicians, Wexxar Bel and our partners will listen, understand and solve your packaging problems and issues.

Wexxar Bel is also a technological leader in the field by pushing the boundaries of innovation. The company was built on the reliable patented “Pin & Dome” system and continues to incorporate new technologies in our products to create innovative and ultra-reliable packaging machinery. This obsession with reliability has also transitioned to our IPAK product line with the utilization of servo-drives to ensure complete tray blank control at all times for precision accurate forming.

Our dedication to pushing boundaries have also put a focus on providing sustainably made and efficient machines. Our manufacturing facility in Vancouver is powered 100% by renewable energy and we also implemented sustainable practices in our manufacturing facility. Furthermore, we constantly push our machines to be more energy and maintenance efficient, reducing overall energy consumption, redundant parts and increasing overall product life.

www.wexxar.com
Richmond Wexxar@ProMachBuilt.com 604-930-9300 Wexxar Bel
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Here are the latest advances in adhesive applicators, cartoning, case erect/seal, case/tray packing, and multipacking/shrink bundling/banding equipment.

ADHESIVE APPLIC ATORS

Gluing Solutions to boost your packaging processes

We glue the most important things so that everything works as it should. We go with you in the advice, development and training of efficient systems for adhesive application in carton sealing, packaging and labelling processes.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 66

ADHESIVE APPLIC ATORS

Super economical Hot Melt Application head

This is Volta: 60 % less energy consumption. Robust and durable. Saves up to 40 % adhesive with stitching. Discover the brand-new electric application head now: www.volta.robatech.com

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 73

CARTONING

Econocorp’s E-System 2000 Cartoner

The Econocorp’s E-System 2000 automatic cartoner provides simple horizontal packaging solutions and support across a variety of industries helping customers solve their sustainable packaging needs while increasing efficiency, throughput, and ROI.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 55

CARTONING

Automated Packaging Solutions

IPG’s packaging automation solutions - including our auto mailer system, case sealers, cartoners, case erectors/packers, integrated systems and more - can improve your packaging operation with lower costs and higher efficiency. Visit www.itape.com for more info.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 61

ADHESIVE APPLIC ATORS

Nordson - The Global Leader in Hot Melt Adhesive Dispensing Solutions

The ProBlue Flex Melter with Autofill enables operational efficiencies with machine automation, integration & sustainability. This tank or tankless melter allows you to melt only what you need, only when you need it.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 68

ADHESIVE APPLIC ATORS

EcoStitch: Improve your OEE while decreasing your TCO

EcoStitch: Valco Melton’s top-of-the-line all-electric adhesive dispensing equipment reduces your adhesive consumption by up to 70% without compromising bond strength. Contact us today to begin increasing your OEE while decreasing TCO.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 80

CARTONING

Packaging Solutions with Curb Appeal

Answering the call for sustainable packaging alternatives, Curby® is IPG’s line of curbsidefriendly products and includes water-activated tape, fragile wrap, paper void fill, paper mailers, cold chain solutions and more. Visit www.mycurby.com for more info.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 61

CARTONING

Space-saving, sanitary robotic carton loading system

High-speed, vision-guided robotic top-load cartoner. High sanitary standards in a small footprint. By placing carton forming, loading and closing inline, there’s no wasted real estate, saving food producers valuable floor space.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 64

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Here are the latest advances in adhesive applicators, cartoning, case erect/seal, case/tray packing, and multipacking/shrink bundling/banding equipment.

CARTONING

KRONES LitePac – 100% Recyclable Secondary Packaging System

Based on proven KRONES Varioline technology, LitePac offers a packaging alternative free from plastics and adhesives. Discover the benefits of this renewable plastic and shrink wrap substitute, including the potential for significant cost savings.

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CARTONING

Vertical Cartoner

-Volumetric fillers, integrated scales, integrated product count systems, robotic loaders

-Confectionary, pasta, rice, powder products, pouched products, bottles, vials,

-Tri-seal cartons of pre-glued cartons

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CARTONING

Solutions for Food, Health Care & Personal Care Manufacturers

With over 4,500 cartoning machines installed globally, our team of engineers has the experience and confidence to customize a solution for any food or non-food application - from hand load to fully automated systems running up to 600 cartons per minute.

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CARTONING

High quality, easy-to-operate cartoners

Serpa cartoners can accommodate side load, vertical load, top load, intermittent and continuous motion applications. Our machines are designed to be maintenancefriendly, easy-to-operate, and rugged enough for three-shift operation.

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CARTONING

Switchback BRC - First of its’ kind in the industry.

This robotic cartoner was designed specifically for manufacturers looking to make the shift to automation. Ideal for small canning & bottling applications, bag in box and various other products. At an attractive price point, can run up to 8/cpm.

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CARTONING

Compact Horizontal Cartoner

- From compact design hand load machines to high-speed and fully automated systems, robotic loaders, etc.

- Ideal for Contract Packaging, Food, Washdown Specs, Personal Care and Cosmetics, Pharma, Nutraceutical, and more.

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CARTONING

Intelligent Technology meets standardized packaging tasks

With the Schubert lightline machine series, manufacturers can master standardized case packing, pick and place as well as flow wrapping tasks with great efficiency and high quality - at attractive purchase costs and short delivery times.

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CARTONING

The SVC Series vertical cartoner offers ultimate flexibility with an all servo driven design that provides both intermittent and continuous motion options for product loading in the same compact footprint.

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CARTONING, MULTIPACKING & CASE PACKING

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CARTONING

100 Years of Keeping Food Safe

Bag-in-box cartoners offer flexibility in a small footprint. Quick, auto-changeover from single to dual or quad packs in seconds. Pairs perfectly with a Triangle bagger and weigher combination. A unique belt infeed system protects your product.

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CASE EREC T/SEAL

DEKKA 500 Fully Automatic Tray Former

The DEKKA 500 is a compact, heavy duty  fully automatic case erector developed for the entry level market. Fitting any plant while also fitting your budget, the DEKKA 500 reaches speeds of 10 cases/minute, perfect for low-speed packaging lines.

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CASE EREC T/SEAL

Straight. Forward. Packaging Automation.

Simplified Packaging Period. INSITE® designs and builds advanced, streamlined case erectors and sealers. Our simple, smart and forward-thinking designs improve performance while eliminating complexity.

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CASE EREC T/SEAL

Packaging Equipment to optimize your Automation Investment

From integrating equipment into existing lines to providing full end-of-line packaging solutions, Signode is a leading global manufacturer of automated packaging equipment, tools, consumables, and software to optimize your automation investments.

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CASE EREC T/SEAL

DEKKA SE Flagship Stainless Steel Tape Head

Dekka is the leading manufacturer of easy-toload tape head systems that fit almost every case sealer on the market. Dekka offers a nobreak tape advance system providing reliable performance which not only protects your product and your reputation as well.

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CASE EREC T/SEAL

Next-Gen Tray Forming is Here

The Trayfecta® X Series Former is our most versatile former. With a 5-axis servo control, it is capable of producing retail ready packages, stackable club trays and standard shipping cases with a quick and simple changeover.

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CASE EREC T/SEAL

Automatic Case Sealing – ShurSEAL® Packaging Solutions

Let your packages do the talking for you. The ShurSEAL® Solution achieves line efficiency and delivers a premium automated case sealing experience carton after carton. For the demanding way you do business, we deliver Secure Seals, Every Time™.

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

How this Aagard Case Packer is set up for Lights-Out Manufacturing

Are you short on operators? Automation is key. This Aagard Case Packer can do it all, RSC, HSC packaging, Auto-Changeover. Automatic material loading, unloading, rejects, and Diagnostic Lighting. See it in action: https://youtu.be/kwN_VDESC6c

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

Spider 100v Makes Packing Single or Multi-Flavor a Breeze

The Spider 100v with Bulk Feeder singulates and loads product using robots with vision. The feeder accepts product from bulk or WIP and is great for loading single or multi-flavor products into cartons, cases, shelf ready and more! blueprintautomation.com

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

Solutions for Your Speed in Your Footprint

Bottles, cans, canisters, cartons, or other rigid containers packed in a variety of cases styles and trays up to 70 cases per minute. Easy changeover, simple operation. Learn More: go.brentonengineering.com/ bg23_CasePackers

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

Versatile, Easy to Operate Cartoners, Case/Tray Packers

Labor pains? Improve productivity with Cama’s flexible, easy to operate secondary packaging solutions. Cartoners, tray/case packers, sleevers, robotic loading and integrated systems. Run multiple product formats with quick and easy changeovers.

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

MORE FLEXIBILITY & PERFORMANCE

From mid- to high-speed case packers and tray packers, Douglas delivers innovative design, cutting-edge technology and precise product control to create the most effective solution for your application.

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

Simple Case Packer Reduces Labor Costs for Ready to Eat Operations

The Gravity 100r case packer top loads a variety of products directly into your container. Offered for high caustic washdown environments, the system is built with few mechanical, electrical or pneumatic components and is simple, versatile and compact!

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

Top Load, Side Load, WrapAround....

BW Integrated Systems has a wide range of case and tray packing equipment. Whether you need a single machine or an entire line, our team of industry experts will help you find the right solution for your application.

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

One Case Packer ANY Shipper Style

Delkor’s LSP Series Case Packer features modular design that’s great for blister packs, bags, pouches, and rigid products. Meet any speed requirement with the flexibility of 1-5 robotic cells.

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

40 Years of Automation Expertise

Since 1979, Fallas Automation has produced simple, compact case packers and automation support equipment. Our goal is to provide our customers with stress-free automated case packing lines, so you can increase your production and improve your bottom line.

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

We are PACKAGING SOLUTIONS

FOCKE & CO is specialized on tailor-made end-of-line packaging solutions, featuring for example gentle product handling for delicate products such as snack food as well as nonwovens products for baby, adult and feminine care.

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

Automated and flexible Case Packing solution

The iCP Case Packer allows multiple products packing with tool free format changeovers for minimal production downtimes and intuitive use of the equipment. Machine fully suitable to the different types of cases available on the market.

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

Massman Offers Variety of Case Packing Solutions

Massman Automation, a Massman Company has provided case packer solutions to a broad array of applications and industries for over 40 years. Our case packers are designed as an all in one solution to erect, pack, close and seal all types of styles and sizes.

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

Versatile Robotic Loading for Greater Flexibility

Extreme flexibility in robotic loading for a range of production volumes and multiple formats with patented technology for both flat and on-edge product presentations. Contact 1 877-924-3337

www.propack.ca

CASE/TRAY PACKING

Perfecting Case Packing since 1945

Our traditional Top-Load Packer runs difficult packages and handles products with maximum precision. Our high-speed Tray & Wraparound Packer has a 50% smaller footprint and is 25% more cost-effective than the competition. Why wouldn’t you choose us?

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

Most versatile, sanitary and easy-to-use case packer available

Excel in harsh environments and never get tired. High-payload deltas, sloped surfaces and open design, Handles various package formats. Flat or vertical pack of stand-up pouches, foodservice bags, MAP trays, thermoformed pouches, chubs and more

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

Compact Case Packaging

- Side Load, Top Load, Wraparound, or RSC with tape or glue sealing

- Ranges from compact design to fully automated

- Cartons, pouches, round containers, and many more.

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

Versatile Robotic Loading for Greater Flexibility

Extreme flexibility in robotic loading for a range of production volumes and multiple formats with patented technology for both flat and on-edge product presentations. Contact 1 877-924-3337

www.propack.ca

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

98% Uptime, Guaranteed

Our case packer machine line-up features balcony design with full walk-in access. In addition, all of our case and tray packers feature our Easy Case Clear-Out. This important feature easily releases problem cases, maximizing machine uptime.

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

Unipack 2.0 Compact Pick-and-place Case Packer from Standard-Knapp

The versatile and compact Unipack 2.0 is a multifunctional combination case packer, unpacker and repacker designed for pickand-place applications across the brewing, beverage, dairy and food industries.

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

Elematic Case Packers from Syntegon – End-of-Line Leaders Since 1964

Flexible. Gentle. Fast. Syntegon case packers are built for optimum product safety and speed, up to 40 cpm. Wraparound models like the 3001 WAH with hood option offer quick and easy format changes and allow up to 100 different case designs on one machine.

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

Connected Packaging Automation Solutions

WestRock Meta® with BornDigital™ addresses the requirements to place RFID (or other) tags at the case level for improved internal efficiencies and broader supply chain and logistics optimization, including perishable goods and waste reduction.

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

EvoPack™ - Highly flexible case packing platform for shaped containers

The increasing need for customized packs results in re-evaluation of repacking activities, which generate important associated cost, quality, and sustainability side effects. Smaller and larger case counts can each help minimize these effects.

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

Robust, stainless steel contruction ensures reliable, 24/7 operation

Standard-Knapp’s flagship 939S Versatron case packer with Soft-Catch servo lift table is the industry-standard in reliable, efficent and gentle drop packing. Learn more at standardknapp.com.

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CASE/TRAY PACKING

Packaging Machinery and Automation

WestRock leverages the largest set of fiber-based substrates and an unmatched machinery platform to power the next generation of sustainable packaging. We help our customers optimize operations, reduce costs and drive efficiency at scale.

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MULTIPACKING/SHRINK BUNDLING/BANDING

Quality equipment designed and built for automated industrial

View our comprehensive line of case tapers, case erectors, L-sealers, sleeve wrappers, shrink tunnels and bundling equipment. Automate your process and find out for yourself why our systems are First in Quality - Built to Last.

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MACHINERY CARTONING, MULTIPACKING & CASE PACKING

Here are the latest advances in adhesive applicators, cartoning, case erect/seal, case/tray packing, and multipacking/shrink bundling/banding equipment.

MULTIPACKING/SHRINK BUNDLING/BANDING

Quality equipment designed and built for automated industrial

View our comprehensive line of case tapers, case erectors, L-sealers, sleeve wrappers, shrink tunnels and bundling equipment. Automate your process and find out for yourself why our systems are First in Quality - Built to Last.

MULTIPACKS/HANDLES/CARRIERS

PakTech - 100% Recycled Secondary Packaging Handles

PakTech is the leading producer of 100% recycled and recyclable secondary packaging found worldwide, and used by leading brands and retailers. By fully embracing a circular economy model, PakTech helps customers achieve their ambitious sustainable goals.

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CODING, LABELING & PRINTING EQUIPMENT

American Film & Machinery is a leading manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty shrink sleeve labeling equipment, shrink tunnels, and shrink sleeve consumables. AFM’s shrink sleeve labeling equipment includes a complete line of shrink sleeve labelers, tamper evident banding equipment, steam tunnels, electric tunnels and infrared tunnels. AFM’s labelers range in performance from 50 to 500 products per minute, offering a product and price point no matter what the application demands.

American Film & Machinery also offers a complete line of shrink sleeve consumables, including shrink labels and tamper evident bands. AFM is supported by two of the largest film converting plants – one with 7 rotogravure presses and up to 9-color stations and compatible converting equipment, and another plant with an 8-color 32” central impression flexo press.

With over 40 years of experience in the shrink labeling industry, rely on American Film & Machinery to provide the right solution to your product labeling needs. AFM products are sold through a network of authorized dealers, fully trained and capable to install, train and service our equipment. Contact us today for the name of your local reseller and find out how we can benefit your operation.

AFM, Eastey, and Squid Ink and are all divisions of Engage Technologies Corporation. American Film & Machinery (afmsleeves.com) supplies shrink labelers and tunnels, shrink sleeves, and tamper bands. Eastey (eastey. com) is a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty shrink packaging equipment and automated case sealing systems for packaging applications. Squid Ink (squidink.com) is a manufacturer of coding and marking systems for product identification and traceability, providing superior quality inks and low maintenance printing equipment.

www.afmsleeves.com MN Brooklyn Park info@afmsleeves.com
714/974-9006
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919-772-8383

Axon, a ProMach product brand, is an industry leader in shrink sleeve, stretch sleeve, and tamper band labeling systems, offering dependable performance in key sleeving and tamper band applications including full and partial body sleeves, tamper evident bands, multipacks, and full body over-the-cap sleeves. Over 5,000 Axon systems are in operation worldwide, supported by an experienced team of engineers and service personnel.

The flexibility to run shrink sleeve labels, tamper evident bands, and multipack sleeves on a single machine makes Axon applicators and systems the ideal solution for low-to-high speed and high-performance applications in a wide range of industries including craft beer, wine and spirits, RTD beverages, food, condiments and sauces, ice cream and dairy, pharma and nutraceuticals, and more.

Axon’s systems and standalone applicators are known to deliver dependable performance and unmatched flexibility that translates into higher productivity, more savings and dollars on the bottom line.

Our Team

Our success starts with listening to your needs, asking the right questions and conducting a thorough technical evaluation to deliver the rightfit solution for your business. Making use of over 50 years of shared experience in the labeling industry, our team of sales and application engineers offer guidance to ensure operational results are met, from the initial conversation through installation and day-to-day operations. Your internal teams can count on US based manufacturing of equipment and parts and local technical support provided by leading service experts that average 14 years of Axon experience.

NC Raleigh axon@promachbuilt.com
www.axoncorp.com
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973-882-0202

For over 60 years, BELL-MARK has been developing innovative solutions for package and carton printing applications in the medical device, pharmaceutical, prepared foods, meat, bakery, dairy, and poultry packaging industries. BELL-MARK offers many in-line printing technologies, including piezo inkjet, thermal inkjet, thermal transfer, flexographic, and ink coder, all of which satisfy requirements to print directly onto package and carton substrates.

The accuracy of coding on your product package is crucial. Expiration dates must be clearly identifiable and easily human-readable. Bar codes must be verifiable and scannable. There are no exceptions. BELL-MARK addresses these needs with systems that provide the highest quality print available on medical paper, Tyvek, poly, and foil substrates.

BELL-MARK has successfully satisfied UDI GS1 requirements for many of our customers. We understand the UD1 rules and regulations and have experience in a wide range of applications. From retrofitting band sealers to Form, Fill, Seal packaging machines, we have the expertise to ensure your codes are verifiable and scannable and meet the necessary regulations.

Eliminate costly labeling by printing directly onto your package or replace your CIJ printer with a maintenance-free alternative. BELL-MARK offers a full line of washdown tolerant printers, including both thermal transfer and thermal inkjet technologies. Print graphics, nutritional facts, bar codes, lot/expiration dates and safe handling instructions on almost any surface. Rest easy knowing your printer is IP67 rated and can be washed down and sanitized without complicated protective procedures.

BELL-MARK’s in-line printing and coding equipment delivers industryleading reliability and durability, time and time again. High-resolution print quality that consistently affords you the peace of mind in knowing that your codes will not fail. While other companies may claim it, BELL-MARK leads the way in the lowest cost of ownership and highest return on investment.

www.bell-mark.com NJ Pine Brook connect@bell-mark.com
BELL-MARK
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817/349-8555

CODING AND MARKING SOLUTIONS

BestCode designs and manufactures Industrial Coding and Marking Printing Systems. Systems print real-time “Best By”, “Lot Code”, “Sell By”, “Expiration Codes” and other identifying marks and codes on industrial and consumer goods to ensure product traceability.

Products are designed and manufactured in the USA; FORT WORTH, TEXAS. For more than 25 years, the BestCode group continues to produce industry-changing, forward-thinking innovative industrial printing designs. Product designs are focused on ease of use, trouble-free operation, longterm reliability, and affordable cost of ownership with an emphasis on global market requirements.

Systems print small and large character text, graphics and barcodes at high speed, non-contact, instantly dry on a wide range of substrates, including plastic, glass, paper and more - meeting the requirements for food, consumer good and industrial coding and marking applications.

BestCode offers a complete range of marking and coding solutions (50+ model configurations) - entry level affordable options through mid-range capabilities and high end, specialized engineered solutions focusing on the highest speed, most sophisticated applications.

BestCode systems minimize user interaction, limiting the hands-on time for typical coding system operations, extending the operation time between human interactions.

Systems are the most efficient CIJ printers available, lowering overall coding costs. Systems are State-of-the-Art, Current Technology, Industrial, Built-to-Last and designed for the World Market, featuring more than 20 operating/printing languages.

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Founded in 1976, Buskro is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of print and personalization equipment to meet a broad range of customer applications in the commercial print and packaging markets. Buskro’s approach of incorporating the latest personalization technologies and providing an upgrade path for existing equipment allows our products to meet your current needs and gives you the ability to evolve with your future needs.

Buskro equipment features heavy duty construction with the option for 3rd party integration, a design that promotes years of trouble-free operation, and powerful Compose IQ software that has all the tools to deploy simple to complex personalization systems. Buskro offers a full suite of transport modules, inkjet printers, labelers, inspection devices and personalization elements that allow you to tailor a system that’s just right to meet the specific requirements of your jobs. Choose a printer or array of printers best suited to satisfy your print resolution, coverage, and ink needs and then define the image with Compose IQ & Workflow software, control the output, track progress, and inspect the result to confirm full job compliance.

Buskro’s Package Personalization System (PPS) has been designed to apply inkjet print, brand labels, and other personalization features such as RFID variably onto a wide variety of packaging products for jobs of any size. Employing Buskro’s configurable Modular Transport System as its foundation, personalization elements are added and placed where you need them to meet your specific package personalization requirements. Layered with Workflow Software that assists with rapid product setup and job preparation plus a camera inspection device that monitors and ensures completion and right amount of each and everyone of your products, the PPS provides all the tools to reduce waste and production costs.

Buskro research and development is constantly searching for new products, processes and systems. This commitment to innovation has produced industry leading operating systems, print technologies & transports.

www.buskro.com ON Pickering sales@buskro.com
Buskro Ltd.
905-839-6018
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CTM Labeling Systems

330/332-1800

www.ctmlabelingsystems.com

From design and engineering through final system set-up and quality control, exceptional expertise and craftsmanship is built in at every level to create the finest labeling machines available on the market. Setting high standards is difficult, maintaining those standards is even tougher. The highest standard, that we consider our benchmark, is unsurpassed support “after the sale.”

At CTM, supporting our customers before, during and after the sale is paramount. Our management team and dedicated support staffs are driven by some of the most experienced and well-respected professionals in the industry. From semi-automatic applications to the most demanding highspeed, high-accuracy labeling solutions, we understand your needs. More importantly, we understand how to convert your needs into successful production.

To maintain unparalleled quality standards, every phase of our company is housed under one roof. When raw material leaves the rack, it travels through the most automated manufacturing facility in the industry. Stateof-the-art equipment incorporating precise tolerances, coupled with true craftsmen at the controls, results in an impeccable product. Our promise to you — “You won’t find better quality, better service or better delivery anywhere else in the industry.”

We welcome you to tour our facility and experience the “CTM Commitment to Excellence” firsthand.

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CODING, LABELING & PRINTING EQUIPMENT

Diagraph Marking & Coding, an ITW Company

Diagraph provides identification solutions that make it easy for manufacturers to make the perfect mark – print after print after print. Diagraph focuses on partnering with customers in every aspect of their coding and labeling operations, including warehouse automation and eCommerce – providing a holistic approach that maximizes efficiencies for customers and drives tangible value throughout a long-term partnership.

Diagraph is the longest established business in the product identification industry and has been a trusted leading manufacturer and distributor of product identification solutions for 130 years.

Our solutions include:

in durability and reliability with the longest intervals between printhead cleanings (up to 3 months). The simple user interface allows for quick message setup and intuitive daily operation. The sealed industrial printhead provides maximum print quality protection over longer periods of time.

Utilizing its extensive industry knowledge, Diagraph engineered this intelligent system to deliver simplicity, reliability, flexibility and a lower cost of ownership over the life of the system. This high-resolution industrial

throw distance and sets the standard for durability and the lowest cost per mark. Innovative and patented rapid replace printheads can be brought online quicker, reducing production line disturbances and repairs while minimizing downtime.

applicators are simply the smartest, most efficient and reliable automated labeling systems in the industry. Industry-leading smart technology uses sensors to reduce label application complications and ensure a one-to-one label to product match for secondary packaging and pallet labeling.

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www.diagraph.com MO St. Charles info@diagraph.com
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Expand Your Services with Product Digitization

Brands have digitized every process, but products rarely communicate the valuable information consumers crave and partners need. Businesses across industries are being challenged to keep up. Many are struggling to address issues ranging from counterfeiting and supply chain transparency to consumer engagement and product provenance.

These brands are searching for resources, and they are increasingly prioritizing vendors that put data at the forefront and can tackle a multitude of challenges. Through Digimarc’s value-added resellers (VAR) program, you can leverage the power of the Digimarc Illuminate Platform to augment your existing expertise to develop the types of digital solutions your customers demand.

Product digitization requires specialized expertise and dedicated resources that extend beyond the existing capacity of most packaging and print suppliers. The Digimarc Illuminate Platform complements your brand’s existing strengths and can help you ramp up quickly.

The Digimarc Illuminate Platform is an easy-to-use repository of data about a products’ path and attributes – all contained within a unique digital identity. These cloud-based records are connected to packaging and other physical objects and deliver new information at every touchpoint and interaction across the product lifecycle.

Expand your printing and packaging services with the power of product digitization through the Digimarc Illuminate Platform.

www.digimarc.com OR Beaverton sales@digimarc.com 800-DIGIMARC Digimarc
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800.444.4512

www.domino-printing.com

Since 1978, Domino’s coding, marking and labelling range is designed to satisfy the compliance and productivity requirements of global manufacturers. These are typically deployed for the application of variable and authentication data, bar codes, promotional and unique traceability codes onto products and packaging.

Industry 4.0 is more than connecting things, and traceability codes are no exception. In today’s fast-paced manufacturing environments, Industry 4.0 is becoming essential to uncovering inefficiencies. However, often key areas to leverage interconnectivity can be overlooked, such as variable printing coding, labeling and marking technology. Thankfully Domino are experts in bringing back that efficiency.

Our customer’s crave simplicity in their work life.

They want machinery that doesn’t break down. They want software that’s easy to learn. And they want to work with people who know what they’re talking about.

At Domino, when we’re at our best we’re not just selling printing machinery and software….we’re selling our customers SIMPLICITY.

We sell smart, integrated solutions that keep production lines running smoothly.

We sell on-demand support from Domino team members who help solve problems quickly.

And ultimately, we’re selling our customers a more simple work day, giving them the space to invest in what matters most to them—building a career they can be proud of.

Less waste means more consistency.

Less risk means more compliance.

Less headaches mean more opportunity.

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717-235-8345

EPI designs and builds a range of pressure-sensitive labelers that are ideal for many packaging applications.

MFlex™ Labeling Systems

These pressure-sensitive labeling systems are engineered to be simple to use yet sophisticated enough to be the perfect choice for a wide range of labeling jobs, such as wrap labeling for round containers, front and back labeling, c-wrap labeling for clamshells and top/bottom labeling for sealed trays and similar packages.

With a single HMI interface, intelligent motion control, and IP65 rated as standard, MFlex is at home in most environments.

M2 Label Applicator

The M2 is a compact, modern label applicator that is simple to install and provides excellent results.

Like the MFlex systems, the M2 applicator is built to IP65 standards, making it suitable for use in demanding environments, and it features a simple built-in HMI that makes things easy for your operators.

Flex-Pac™ Labeler

The Flex-Pac system is designed to integrate with your packaging equipment to add labels or coupons to flexible packaging.

If you need labeling capacity for short-term production, such as marketing campaigns, we can help with our rental program.

ID Technology Labels

Our flexo or digital labels are perfect for your EPI labeling system. With seven label production plants across North America, we are your local label company with a national reach.

www.epilabelers.com PA New Freedom EPI@ProMachBuilt.com
EPI
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Hitachi Industrial Equipment & Solutions

847-956-6600

www.hitachi-iesa.com/industrial-marking-and-coding

Hitachi Industrial Equipment & Solutions America, LLC is a pioneering developer of marking and coding solutions. We offer a wide range of Continuous Inkjet Printers and other solutions that are aimed at increasing efficiency and reducing maintenance costs associated with package printing. Since 1975, Hitachi has provided solutions to food & beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, automotive, and industrial packaging.

The new Hitachi UX2 printer combines innovation with the reliability customers have come to expect from Hitachi. This UX2 continuous inkjet printer has several new features to enhance the coding process:

algorithms create more legible codes. Even at increased speeds, code quality does not degrade.

the UX2 puts control in the hands of the operator.

consuming mistakes.

reducing print quality issues and electronic faults.

A vision system is developed specifically able to isolate each character in the dot matrix inkjet printing while most vision systems on the market today are limited in their ability to read dot matrix printing found on primary packaging. This provides some key benefits to manufacturing companies:

printer brand being used

is readable by the human eye can also be passed by the vision system, getting more production out the door.

IL Elk Grove Village marking.info@hitachi-iesa.com
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ID Technology

817-626-7779

ID Technology provides industry-leading labeling automation, coding, marking, and label production solutions for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, household, and industrial goods industries.

Our solutions include the following:

Labels

ID Technology produces high-quality labels for primary and secondary packaging. In our seven label production plants across North America, we’ve made major investments in prepress, flexo, and digital print technology for printing prime product labels, RFID smart labels, and automated systems for making direct thermal and thermal transfer labels.

Labeling and Printing for Primary and Secondary Packaging

We are the market leader in print and apply labeling systems featuring solutions that ensure compliance with customer and industry requirements while enhancing productivity, ease of operation, safety, and cost reduction.

As an alternative to labeling, our ClearMark™ HR case coding system is ideal for printing text, logos, and barcodes directly to corrugated cases.

Product Coding

If you need to add variable information, such as date/lot codes, production codes, etc., to your products, there are several technologies you can use.

ID Technology has a portfolio of solutions that include: Citronix continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers, Code Tech and ID Technology thermal inkjet (CIJ) coders, Macsa laser coding systems, and ID Technology and Greydon thermal transfer (TTO) printers.

Since every application differs, we consult with our customers to determine which coding technology best fits each project.

www.idtechnology.com TX Fort Worth IDT@ProMachBuilt.com
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In the 40 years since its inception in Japan in 1974, KEYENCE has steadily grown to become a leading force in industrial automation technologies, serving over 300,000 customers in over 100 countries worldwide. KEYENCE is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of factory automation equipment ranging from automation sensors, measuring instruments, vision systems, continuous inkjet printers, laser coders, and digital microscopes.

In relation to the food and packaging industry, KEYENCE has been making continuous inkjet printers since the 1990’s. KEYENCE’s fifth generation inkjet, the MK-G series, is designed to increase reliability, simplicity, and predictability. Historically speaking, inkjet coders have been troublesome machines that take a lot of man hours to keep running. If they are not taken care of with precise standard operating procedures they will break down, clog, or require replacement of major internal components.

The MK-G’s dock is a game-changing innovation and was created specifically to address the labor shortage in U.S. manufacturing. With the MK Dock, the MK-G series gains a brain that will self-diagnose problems using KEYENCE’s proprietary sensors throughout the print head, paths, valves, and replaceable parts. After self-diagnosis, the MK Dock will also run the necessary maintenance procedures automatically to ensure reliable startup or automatically recover quickly and efficiently should you run into an error during a production run.

In 2023, KEYENCE released a new UV laser coder, the FP Series, designed as a direct replacement for Thermal Transfer Overprinters (TTO). The FP eliminates costly consumables (ribbons and thermal heads) and downtime associated with conventional TTO printers. UV laser allows for a higher quality mark without damaging your film, and because it’s the same size as TTO, no modifications are needed to your current packaging machine.

KEYENCE offers a full range of services provided by our technically trained sales engineers. All our inkjet and UV laser coders are in stock and ready to ship next day. KEYENCE has ranked within top 100 on Forbes’ list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 12 consecutive years and has been named one of Business Week’s “1000 Best Valued Companies.”

www.keyence.com IL Itasca marking@keyence.com 888-539-3623 KEYENCE Corporation
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Label-Aire, Inc.

888-664-8111

Label-Aire is the worldwide leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labeling machinery.

Over 50 years ago, Label-Aire introduced a revolutionary new method for applying pressure-sensitive labels. The patented “air-blow” concept provided the packaging industry with labeling machines. This new preferred method of label application eliminated the need for additional product handling. Our pioneering technique has gained complete acceptance. The widespread growth of pressure-sensitive labels in existing and new markets worldwide resulted.

Labeling Made Easy

When our customers asked for a labeling machine that was easy-to-use and production-tough, we took plenty of notes. Our advanced Primary Applicator line of labeling equipment delivers top-notch performance on even the most difficult applications. Our labeling systems and labeling equipment are loaded with features: Making operating labeling systems simple and virtually maintenance-free, automatic setup, user-friendly control panel & display, stepper motor technology, and Zero Downtime labeling capabilities. And it’s all backed by the industry’s most experienced and responsive labeling systems distributor network.

Focus On Innovation and Saving Customers Money

Since our inception, Label-Aire’s focus has always been on providing customers with the most inventive, intelligent, and reliable pressuresensitive labeling machines. The result? Over 50 years of satisfied customers with lower operating costs and higher productivity than our competitors.

CA Fullerton info@label-aire.com
www.label-aire.com
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Leibinger Coding and Marking

Leibinger’s coding and marking portfolio consists of a full range of continuous inkjet printers, from entry level to the highest speeds and most demanding applications.

Dried-up ink? Extensive cleaning? Clogging or replacement of nozzles? Not with Leibinger inkjet technology. The self-sealing print head guarantees an immediate print start even after long shutdown periods. No scheduled cleaning is required. All Leibinger printers are equipped with this patented nozzle seal technology.

*ENTRY LINE*

Our Entry Line and the Leibinger JET One offer everything that makes a Leibinger coder unique, but at a price that makes it affordable for everyone.

*BASIC LINE*

Our Basic Line model, the JET2neo, has been a leading product in the market for standard applications requiring up to 3 lines of code. Fully equipped, it even comes with an option for dusty environments. The line also offers a higher speed model for increased performance.

*ESSENTIAL LINE*

A bright, 10.4” screen and all connectivity options you can dream of. The Essential Line and JET3se make it a coding powerhouse with superior performance at a competitive price.

*UNIVERSAL LINE*

The JET3up is the flagship model of our Universal Line. There’s no application too difficult or demanding for the JET3up. Dedicated models for IP65 requirements, up to 30ft umbilical cords and capabilities for white and yellow on dark surfaces.

www.leibinger-group.com WI East Troy info@leibinger-group.com 262/642-4030
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To help you define which technology offers the best price and performance ratio for your application, Markem-Imaje offers a full range of end-of-line solutions:

High-resolution Large Character Inkjet (LCIJ piezo)

Print and Apply Labeling

Thermal Inkjet (TIJ)

Low-resolution Large Character Valve Jet

The 5000 Series LCIJ piezo coders with Intelli’Wax printheads rapidly fill and jet Touch Dry® hot melt inks which are solvent-free, safe to handle and environmentally friendly. Codes never bleed or fade, dry on contact and are 100% scannable. The Intelli’Wax printheads combined with our exclusive Intelli’Dark Touch Dry ink produce the industry’s darkest, consistently scannable, direct print codes.

The 2200 Series print and apply solutions build on a proven concept that provides reliability, efficiency and ease of use. It gives you a wide range of interchangeable applicators, optimized operational intervention and an unparalleled application rate.

The innovative eTouch-S® applicator is built with artificial intelligence (AI) to ensure that labels are applied to your exacting standards on every pack, at the highest production speeds and in the safest manner possible. Thanks to its unique SoftTouch technology, the eTouch-S® applicator offers full movement control and application monitoring. An optional Advanced Trigger Sensor can fully automate labeling operations on variable-speed production lines with no operator intervention required.

End-of-line case coding is most effective when it gets the right product to its proper destination with high uptime in your factory. Regardless of which option you choose from us, you can take advantage of the data management capabilities of our CoLOS® platform and services to get the most out of your investment.

www.markem-imaje.us
marketing@markem-imaje.com 770-421-7700 Markem-Imaje
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NITA Sentient Labeling Systems

Welcome to NITA Sentient Labeling Systems, the original 100% Servo Labeler that dramatically REDUCES OPERATOR TOUCH-TIME and increases productivity - all while integrating the latest next-gen technology, the most intuitive user experience, best-in-class responsive support, and truthfully, pure labeling joy.

We love UPTIME. We’re so driven by it we’ve designed all the features on every NITA to create it. How? By meticulously analyzing your labeling pain points – then solving them – with innovation, technology, and certifiably flawless execution.

And how do we keep you running? By building these incredible UPTIME features into every NITA:

- Parts ordering directly from the machine via built-in 3D drawings that scale down to your specific required item

- A self-diagnosing system that identifies possible issues and suggests fixes or when parts need changing or servicing before they become a problem

- Daily Preventative Maintenance schedules and video tutorials with tieredlevel tasks

- Ultra-fast & precise color-coded changeovers with in-screen 3D location maps or even our incredible Servo-driven FULLY AUTOMATIC product changeover system at the push of a button.

- NitaCare lifetime no-charge live remote tech support built right into your screen

Nita Labeling PROMISES to do anything and everything required to make your labeling life as easy and productive as it can be. It is why we exist. Experience for yourself what the best labeling company and labeler will bring to your productivity numbers. 100% money-back-guaranteed happiness.

We cannot wait to meet you. For the love of labeling! Your NITA Team

www.NitaLabeling.com QC Terrebonne Sales@Nita.ca
1.855.668.6482
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Norwix Marking Systems

860-823-3090

Norwix supplies printing and coding solutions for the industrial marketplace that have a low cost of ownership, total reliability, and the only real Lifetime Warranty in the industry.

curable coding solutions

o Let Norwix manufacture printing and coding solutions with your brand.

quality, no supply chain issues

and performance

For more information go to www.norwix.com

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www.norwix.com CT
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Labeling is critical in logistics, distribution, warehousing, and e-commerce, and this is where Panther excels. Whether printing and applying shipping labels to varying size packages, handling label plus pack-slip applications, or printing and applying license plate barcode labels, there is a well-proven Panther solution backed up with excellent support.

Printing and applying a label to the top of random-size cases or trays is often necessary for logistics operations. This can be for license plate labels or shipping and pack slip applications. The Panther Predator is ideal for this when equipped with our servo-tamp applicator.

For applying one or two labels to the sides of cases or pallets, Predator can be configured with a servo-controlled CarbonFlex™ applicator. This system is fast and more forgiving of poor product handling than other applicator types. The machine can be mounted on our Servo-Stand for applying labels at different heights on the product.

The Panther Shadow is often a great option for companies wanting to automate labeling processes.

The Shadow uses a servo-tamp applicator (like the high-speed Predator) integrated with a table-top label printer. The result is a simple, low-cost print-and-apply labeler ideal for getting your labeling to the next level.

All Predator and Shadow systems are all-electric in operation, and no compressed air is needed.

ID Technology Labels

Our direct thermal and thermal transfer labels are perfect for your Panther labeling system. With seven label production plants across North America, we are your local label company with a national reach.

www.pantherlabel.com CO Highlands Ranch Panther.Sales@ProMachBuilt.com
303-703-9876 Panther
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labeling@quadrel.com

www.quadrel.com

Quadrel Labeling Systems is a world leader in the design and manufacture of pressure sensitive and shrink sleeve label application equipment. We serve a wide variety of industries including packagers of pharmaceuticals, personal care products, automotive chemicals, beverages and food.

Quadrel offers an extensive product line ranging from simple economically priced systems, up to sophisticated inline and rotary systems that include vision, validation, PLC control, servo drives and remote access for troubleshooting assistance.

Labeling and Sleeve application requirements can vary widely. Many companies have labeling projects that do not fit into a standard product offering. Our experienced and professional engineering staff addresses these needs with a willingness to design complete custom one-of-a-kind labeling systems. We offer custom controls and documentation required by most Fortune 100 companies.

Providing a comprehensive, capable and elegant solution for our customers often requires we work with suppliers of products such as scanners, vision systems and printers. Quadrel is proud to partner with the most respected and recognized suppliers of this technology in our industry.

Responsive and professional technical support is vital to maintaining the productivity of machinery in the field. Quadrel keeps this commitment by providing technical assistance to install and maintain the equipment and train operating personnel. Mentor
440-602-4700
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RFL Series Roll-Fed Labelers

The RFL Series range of roll fed labelers was born from the same need as our shrink sleeve labelers - a need for faster, more efficient, more robustly built machines with Allen Bradley controls. In a market where efficiencies and cost of ownership are everything, Sleeve Seal has a proven history of fast, precise label application with minimal maintenance costs. Our engineers have an unparalleled depth of knowledge that has been applied to a new style of label application for today’s market. Sleeve Seal is proud to present our new range of RFL Series of roll fed labelers.

SSL Series Shrink Sleeve Labelers

Sleeve Seal is focused on a new era of repeatable labeling performance. Built-to-last American manufacturing expertise and modern engineering are combined to produce speeds from 25 to 1600 CPM on robust machines equipped with intelligent Allen Bradley controls. Heavy weight construction and the fastest, most durable drive train in the industry provide high efficiency runs for countless hours. Sleeve Seal machines are engineered to provide quality labeling performance with simple, tool-less changeovers between container formats. Other patented innovations, such as a multi blade cutter assembly with quick-change blades have been developed for ease of maintenance.

SST Series Shrink Tunnels

The line of Sleeve Seal shrink tunnels features a new style of tunable controls that make shrinking labels on containers both precise and repeatable. Our shrink tunnels are available in a broad range of sizes that compliment all our labelers for shrinking labels at high speeds. In addition to newly designed controls, Sleeve Seal tunnels feature 316 stainless steel interior lining and components for maximum corrosion resistance. Every shrink tunnel model features external controls that allow the adjustment of individual arrays without exposing the operator to heat.

sleeveseal.com
sales@sleeveseal.com
AR Little Rock
501-492-3893 SLEEVE SEAL
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Squid Ink

763/795-8856

Squid Ink is a manufacturer of coding and marking systems for product identification and traceability, providing superior-quality inks and lowmaintenance printing equipment.

Squid Ink began in 1991, supplying high-quality replacement inkjet fluids. Since then, the company has grown and expanded to include a complete line of hi-res piezo printing systems, CIJ (continuous ink jet) printing systems, TIJ (thermal inkjet) printing systems, DOD (drop-on-demand) printing systems, laser coders, and a full library of inks and inkjet fluids. Our printers and ink are designed to print the highest quality bar codes, batch numbers, date codes, logos, and large or small character text, directly onto corrugated cases, plastics, metals, glass, wood, and other substrates.

And Squid Ink continues to design new products that are reliable, easy to use, and cost-effective. One of our latest examples is the CoPilot Gemini, a new feature-rich printing system that offers 360 dpi print resolution, 5.6” print height, full-color touchscreen, and the option to run from a wireless tablet. The CoPilot Gemini offers users clean and reliable printing of bar codes, logos, and razor-sharp small-character text.

Today, Squid Ink continues to focus on its core purpose to “help companies deliver products to the world.” An expanding line of integrated products and services reflects Squid Ink’s commitment to meeting new needs and new challenges and ensuring that customers have reliable systems for their packaging application.

Squid Ink, Eastey, and American Film & Machinery (AFM) are all divisions of Engage Technologies Corporation. Squid Ink (squidink.com) is a manufacturer of coding and marking systems for product identification and traceability, providing superior quality inks and low-maintenance printing equipment. Eastey (eastey.com) is a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty shrink packaging equipment and automated case sealing systems for packaging applications. American Film & Machinery (afmsleeves.com) supplies shrink labelers and tunnels, shrink sleeves, and tamper bands.

www.squidink.com MN Brooklyn Park info@squidink.com
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Tripack is a family-owned company with 20+ years of specializing in shrink sleeve labeling technology and providing specialty packaging solutions with a turnkey approach. We know what’s required and can help you navigate the packaging of your products. Tripack has three business units (Shrink Sleeve Equipment, Shrink Sleeve Labeling & Specialty Packaging, Beverage Repack & Craft Cans). All are located in Milford, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati).

SHRINK SLEEVE EQUIPMENT We design, engineer, and assemble systems for shrink sleeve labeling, tamper evident banding and multi-pack applications running at speeds from 50 to 800ppm. Additionally, we offer a full complement of aftermarket services for our equipment (parts, service, upgrades, training).

SHRINK SLEEVE LABELING & SPECIALTY PACKAGING We offer a variety of turnkey packaging services and supplies primarily for the beverage and spirits markets. These services include shrink sleeve labeling (glass, plastic, metal), multi-packs (cartons, trays, shrink bundling), and promotional packaging. Additional value add services include: graphic design support/die line creation, 3D printing/prototyping, material sourcing, container cover-up work, label removal, and POP displays.

BEVERAGE REPACK & CRAFT CANS We are your single source solution for sleeved cans, brites, labels and ends. We stock multiple beverage can sizes, as well as can ends for faster turnaround times. Additionally, we offer repacking services (bulk to carton, bulk to tray, bulk to bulk, etc), and variety packing (carton or tray pack outs). Our facilities are strategically located near Cincinnati and within one-day proximity to 60% of the U.S. population. Your supply chain can save valuable execution time by using our expertise and reduced transportation time/cost. With Tripack, you will get a full-service approach that is nimble and versatile, innovative with quick turn capabilities, and reliable with a quality first attitude.

www.tripack.net OH City info@tripack.net
866-900-1255 Tripack
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Videojet Technologies

Videojet Technologies is a world leader in the product identification market, providing in-line printing, coding, and marking solutions, applicationspecific fluids, and product life cycle services. Videojet partners with customers in the consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, and industrial goods industries to improve their productivity, to protect and grow their brands, and to stay ahead of industry trends and regulations.

With customer application experts and technology leadership in continuous inkjet (CIJ), thermal inkjet (TIJ), laser marking, thermal transfer overprinting (TTO), case coding and labeling, and wide array printing, Videojet has more than 400,000 printers installed worldwide. Customers rely on Videojet products to print on over ten billion products daily.

Taking advantage of the Internet of Things (loT), VideojetConnect™ allows customers to leverage their Videojet equipment to gain visibility into their packaging line operations. VideojetConnect software can gather finished goods data, packaging line production rates and line stops, quantities produced and time frames, and more.

Millions of hours of real-world printer data informed the Videojet 1880 continuous inkjet printer’s design. It continuously monitors and tracks printer parameters, helping to ensure that the production line operates without interruption. The 1880 printhead incorporates a unique sensor to enable the detection of buildup and to alert the user of potential print quality issues. Line integration and code management capabilities help to both reduce the potential for human error and ensure that the right code is printed at the right quality, every time.

Videojet redefined fiber laser technology and integration with the Videojet 7340 (20-Watt) and 7440 (30-Watt) fiber laser marking systems. They are the first fiber lasers to feature the Lightfoot™ marking head, the smallest in the industry and IP69-rated for use in washdown and harsh environments. The 7340 and 7440 lasers deliver high-quality, permanent codes on a wide range of packaging materials in the food, beverage, home care, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries.

www.videojet.com
info@video.com 800/843-3610
IL Wood Dale
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Weber Packaging Solutions

When you need mission-critical labeling systems that will be reliable, costeffective, and easy to use, you need a partner that you can trust. Weber Packaging Solutions is a family-owned labeling company that has been helping customers look their best for 90 years.

We provide turn-key labels and labeling solutions that, whether locally or globally, can change labeling nightmares into labeling dreams. With experience in just about every industry, we make sure you succeed in getting your product labeled correctly.

Weber Packaging has been printing labels for thousands of companies, large and small, since the advent of pressure-sensitive labels. And over that time we have realized that the most important part of the label creation process is the team behind it. Label pre-press experts, press operators, quality inspectors, packers and more.

Your label is an extension of your brand and a representative of your product. Weber can bring your label to life with creative solutions like eyecatching finishes, new special-purpose materials and amazing colors. We can partner with you to get you labeling requirements under control with new economical materials and production practices.

And to apply your labels, Weber designs, fabricates and assembles a wide selection of standard and customized label applicators and label printerapplicators. These systems feature high-speed, precise label placement along with unsurpassed reliability.

Our labeling systems have a proven track record with e-commerce order fulfillment, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical, automotive, medical, life sciences, and the cannabis industry.

Contact us to talk to one of our local representatives and see how we can ensure your next project is successful.

www.weberpackaging.com IL Arlington Heights info@weberpackaging.com 800/843-4242
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WLS (Weiler Labeling Systems)

856/273-3377

For over 30 years, WLS has designed, manufactured, integrated and supported some of the most sophisticated and advanced rotary and inline pressure sensitive labeling – and now label printing – solutions in the marketplace.

WLS pressure sensitive labelers label containers vertically or horizontally, while incorporating all major code printing and vision inspection brands.

RL-Series Rotary Labelers include a variety of options such as product orienting, label coding, vision inspection, automated label rejection prior to application to the product and various product rejection methods.

VR-Series In-Line Labelers include a variety of options such as vertical roller trunnion with vacuum drum label applicator, label coding, vision inspection, automated label reconciliation to reject & save labels prior to application to the product and various product rejection methods.

HR-Series In-Line Labelers include a variety of options such as horizontal roller trunnion with vacuum drum label applicator, label coding, vision inspection, automated label rejection prior to application to the product and various product rejection methods.

In the area of label printing, WLS has introduced the AUTONOMY®. AUTONOMY is a new, state-of-the-art, high-speed, full-color, standalone digital label printer with integrated full-label inspection system. AUTONOMY prints variable and serialized data with label artwork, providing in-house, on-demand, high-quality inspected labels ready for application.

If you have a question, contact us at the e-mail or website indicated. We look forward to connecting with you about your labeling and/or label printing needs.

www.weilerls.com NJ Moorestown WLS@ProMachBuilt.com
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CODING, LABELING & PRINTING EQUIPMENT

Here are the latest advances in coding/marking, digital printing, and labeling equipment.

CODING/MARKING

Shrink Sleeve Labeling Equipment, Shrink Tunnels, and Consumables.

AFM’s shrink sleeve labeling equipment includes a complete line of automatic shrinksleeve labelers, tamper-evident banding equipment, steam tunnels, electric tunnels, and infrared tunnels.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 93

CODING/MARKING

NEW Quantum—Most Affordable Continuous Ink Jet Printing System

Features include AutoClean™ technology, a large 10.4” Color Touch Screen, OneTouch™, AutoOff™ Go Home Button, plus more. The compact, space saving design in a “built to last” enclosure is durable and precision crafted in the USA. Limited time offer $4995.

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CODING/MARKING

PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION EQUIPMENT FOR END-OF-LINE CODING

Coding & labeling solutions that make it easy for manufacturers to make the perfect mark

• PRIMAR PAC A C I

• S C AR PAC A C I LAB LI

• PALL T LAB LI

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CODING/MARKING

The world’s first self-troubleshooting CIJ printer

KEYENCE’s new MK-G inkjet printer eliminates the need of highly skilled technicians that are required for CIJ. The inkjet self-diagnoses issues and automatically runs corrective maintenance, to ensure reliable startup and recovery during production

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 105

CODING/MARKING

Reduce operational costs with this high throughput print solution

NEW from BELL-MARK, the InteliJet LP is a variable data printing solution designed specifically for high production environments. It reaches speeds 4x faster than TIJ 2.5 printers and features a hot swappable ink system, allowing continuous production and uptime!

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CODING/MARKING

High Speed, Fast Dry, Precision Printing with a Rainbow of Colors

Reliable. Simple. Affordable. 50+ configurations and a wide variety of inks available. Self-Support with BestCode Teaching Tools. Evaluate BestCode options before your aging and obsolete date coder is unrepairable. In Plant Demonstrations available.

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CODING/MARKING

The New UX2 CIJ Printer: Prints Clear Codes at High Speeds!

New features combine innovation with reliability.

- Safe Clean Station

- Enhanced Code Quality

- Easy-to-Access Interactive Troubleshooting Videos

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 103

CODING/MARKING

Leibinger’s unique Sealtronic technology. Stop Cleaning & Start Coding!!

Leibinger industrial inkjet printers are uniquely designed so you spend less time cleaning & more time producing. Leibinger’s coding and marking portfolio consists of a full range of continuous inkjet printers, from entry level to the highest speeds.

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Here are the latest advances in coding/marking, digital printing, and labeling equipment.

CODING/MARKING

Markem-Imaje 9750 CIJ Printer: The true value of innovation

Markem-Imaje delivers flexibility with our next-generation model, the 9750. Responding to most industrial needs, from black marking or contrasted codes to inks for direct food contact, it is easy to use, sustainable and enhances convenience through digitalization.

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CODING/MARKING

Multilane Coders for Stick Pack and Sachet Machines

+ Lowest Cost Solution Available

+ Fits new and retrofit FFS machinery

+ Simple drop in technology into existing machinery

+ Expandable design – 1 to 20 lanes

+ Lifetime Warranty – Guaranteed reliability

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CODING/MARKING

Videojet 7340 & 7440 fiber laser marking systems

Ideal for marking on food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics packaging, the Videojet 7340 (20 Watt) and 7440 (30 Watt) fiber lasers are the first to feature the compact Lightfoot™ marking head.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 116

DIGITAL PRINTING

Personalize your packaging material with a Buskro inkjet system

Buskro prints custom personalized info & graphics directly on your corrugate cartons, mylar pouches and other packaging material. Print technology available in both monochrome and color with a full suite of inks to best print on your substrate.

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CODING/MARKING

Markem-Imaje 5940 G, Touch Dry® high-resolution inkjet case coder

For greater throughput, barcodes and ROI, here’s the new 5940 G with Intelli’FlowTM technology that also leverages MI’s packaging intelligence software, CoLOS, to help manufacturers maintain print jobs database centrally, streamlining print management.

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CODING/MARKING

WORLD CLASS PRINTING SYSTEMS FOR REAL WORLD APPLICATIONS

Squid Ink is a manufacturer of coding and marking systems for product identification and traceability, offering a full line of hiresolution piezo, continuous ink jet (CIJ), laser marking, thermal ink jet (TIJ), dot matrix DOD printing systems and more.

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DIGITAL PRINTING

Print in high-resolution, full color CMYK on almost any surface

The InteliJet HD piezo inkjet inline printer provides incredible 600 DPI print resolution. Print your entire package’s artwork including all variable information. Rest assured knowing your print codes will never fail with its UV ink curing system.

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DIGITAL PRINTING

WORLD CLASS PRINTING SYSTEMS FOR REAL WORLD APPLICATIONS

Squid Ink is a manufacturer of coding and marking systems for product identification and traceability, offering a full line of hiresolution piezo, continuous ink jet (CIJ), laser marking, thermal ink jet (TIJ), dot matrix DOD printing systems and more.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 114

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Here are the latest advances in coding/marking, digital printing, and labeling equipment.

LABELING

Shrink Sleeve Labeling Equipment, Shrink Tunnels, and Consumables.

AFM’s shrink sleeve labeling equipment includes a complete line of automatic shrinksleeve labelers, tamper-evident banding equipment, steam tunnels, electric tunnels, and infrared tunnels.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 93

LABELING

NOTARIS PLUS - An Evolution in Labeling Automation

Notaris PLUS is an all-servo 100% speed synchronized labeling machine with the most innovative ultra-fast recipe changeover system. To know more about some great features visit: https://bellatrx.com/products/ notaris-plus-labeler/

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LABELING

Because Precision Matters

The most versatile, industrial labelers on the market today. From the value-packed 360a Series to the high-speed 3600a PA Series. CTM builds every labeling system with Precision.

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LABELING

ALL-ELECTRIC CASE & PALLET LABELING

All-electric solutions that reliably print and apply labels in various applications including the side, top, bottom, front, rear and cornerwrap of products, cases and pallets.

diagraph.com | 800.722.1125

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LABELING

Leader in high-speed, high-performance sleeving solutions

Axon’s shrink sleeve, stretch sleeve, and tamper band labeling systems offer dependable performance in key sleeving applications including full and partial body sleeves, tamper evident bands, multipacks, and full body over-the-cap sleeves.

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Personalize your labels with Buskro’s Digital Label Press

Buskro’s DLP is designed to digitally print full labels or to overprint variable data onto preprinted flexo/offset labels. We offer a full line of inkjet technology capable of printing on virtually all label materials. The DLP is ideal for late stage or short run label printing.

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Let us help solve your labeling challenges.

CTM Labeling Systems has been a trusted industry partner since 1991. Let us help you increase productivity and decrease downtime with our robust labeling solutions! We engineer pre-printed label applicators as well as print-and-apply machines.

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Labeling Solutions for Primary and Secondary Packaging

EPI MFlex™ pressure-sensitive labeling systems are engineered to be simple to operate and maintain, featuring a singular HMI and modular design. Sophisticated motion control ensures accurate labeling. IP65 rated for tough conditions.

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Here are the latest advances in coding/marking, digital printing, and labeling equipment.

LABELING

Labels, Labeling, and Coding Solutions

You know us for our labeling and coding equipment, but with seven production and printing plants, we are a major label company as well. Flexo, digitally printed, thermal, and thermal transfer labels for multiple industries.

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Pressure-Sensitive Labeling Machinery For A Wide Variety Of Industries

See Our Full Range of Labelers. Get Your Free Quote Today!

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Labeling Automation Solutions for Logistics & E-commerce

From specialized shipping labeling solutions to printing and applying license plate barcodes for receiving, Panther covers the complete labeling process for distribution, e-commerce, and logistics operations.

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Arca 4.0 S-Series: the Newest, Fastest, Smartest line of Label Applicators

Our new series of labeling solutions showcases an intuitive touchscreen, video training, and remote mounting head as just a few of the many examples of modern labeling technology designed to improve the efficiency of your overall operation!

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Custom Labeling Systems Designed To Save You Money

We offer a wide variety of custom labeling systems for a wide array of products. These include Zero Downtime, Vertical Trunnion, Hugger Belts and Neck Labelers.

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The Original 100% Servo Uptime Creator

Technology And Productivity Software Designed To Keep The Line Running. Always!

Experience Pure Labeling Joy With The Most Intuitive, User-Friendly Labeler On The Planet.

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Shrink Sleeve Labelers, Tamper Evident Banders, and Shrink Tunnels

We provide our machines and expertise to a wide array of industries, such as foods, beverage, pharmaceutical, beer, wine and spirits, household, and personal care. Featured here is the R-100 Shrink Labeler, moderately priced for speeds up to 80 bpm.

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LABELING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE FUTURE

Let Quadrel move your packaging line into the future. Quadrel Labeling Systems is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of Pressure Sensitive label application equipment.

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LABELING

The Best Team in Shrink Labeling Now Offers Roll-Fed Labeling

Sleeve Seal labelers combine built-to-last manufacturing with state-of-the-art engineering to produce high speed, robust machines with intelligent Allen Bradley controls. Sleeve Seal labelers are engineered to provide performance with ease of use.

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Engineering Labeling Solutions

At Universal Labeling Systems, it’s all we do. We are the premier designer of labeling machinery. Since 1984, ULS has been a leader in made-to-order labeling systems. No other manufacturer can lay claim to as many standard & custom labeling machines.

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Discover New Innovations in Labels & Labeling Systems

Weber Packaging is a family-owned labeling company that has been helping customers look their best for 90 years. We provide turn-key solutions that, whether locally or globally, can change labeling nightmares into labeling dreams.

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Your Shrink Sleeve Labeling Experts

Tripack is a family-owned company with 20+ years of specializing in shrink sleeve labeling technology and providing specialty packaging solutions with a turnkey approach. We know what’s required and can help you navigate the packaging of your products.

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WHEN IT COMES TO LABELING

YOU ONLY NEED TO KNOW OUR NAME.

From low volume table top models to high volume zero down time systems, our machines are designed, manufactured, and tested with one purpose in mind... you and your labeling needs.

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B&R Industrial Automation, a member of the ABB Group, is bringing a new level of performance and flexibility to packaging machinery in response to the needs of consumer goods manufacturers.

The B&R ecosystem offers a uniquely comprehensive portfolio of today’s most advanced automation technology – including machine vision, robotics, digital twin simulation, and mechatronic product transportation systems. Our team has the knowledge and experience to combine these technologies in a way that enables manufacturers to adapt to all types of unexpected changes without sacrificing productivity. This is the crucial ability – known as adaptive manufacturing – that CPG manufacturers can leverage to more efficiently handle the demands of direct-to-consumer and omnichannel business opportunities.

Codian Robotics became a member of the ABB Group in 2020. The integration of Codian Robotics’ delta robots into the B&R portfolio has made it much easier for customers to implement high-speed pick-andplace applications.

The mechatronic solutions have proven to be a game changer, enabling mass customization down to batch size one, changeovers on the fly, and make-to-order instead of make-to-stock. This is the essence of adaptive manufacturing, machines that adapt to the products being made and packaged, rather than forcing products to conform to a rigidly sequential process.

Adaptive manufacturing enables digital business strategies with the ability to deliver cost-effective, automated, make-to-order mass customization for the first time ever. Manufacturers can now offer personalized, even batchsize-one order fulfillment directly from the production line to the consumer.

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Adaptive automation technologies from Beckhoff offer unbeatable advantages in packaging.

A revolution in mechatronics technology, the XPlanar flying motion solution delivers unrivaled flexibility and throughput in product and package handling. The highly adaptive system uses planar motor tiles as a base to levitate passive movers that can fly at speeds of 2 m/s and up to 1 g acceleration. Path planning and collision avoidance software produce extremely efficient and maintenance-free motion control for complex packaging, inspection and material handling applications.

Anti-slosh functionality in TwinCAT 3 software optimizes XPlanar’s transport capabilities in applications involving liquids, such as filling of beverages, cosmetics and other goods. XPlanar offers wear-free movement and the ability to cover planar motor tiles with stainless steel, glass or other hygienic surfaces.

Beckhoff has also expanded the highly adaptive eXtended Transport System (XTS) portfolio with new hardware and software enhancements. With No Cable Technology (NCT), the XTS can provide contactless power supply and synchronous real-time data communication directly to its movers. This solution enables individual movers to serve as mobile handling and processing stations, essentially turning the intelligent transport system into a powerful, highly flexible multi-robot system.

Beckhoff’s fully integrated hardware and software platform means that XTS NCT and XPlanar can also be paired together to create revolutionary packaging machine designs.

www.beckhoff.com/packaging MN Savage beckhoff.usa@beckhoff.com
952/890-0000
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Encoder Products Company

www.encoder.com

At Encoder Products Company, we strive to serve you with expert service, quality products, and fast delivery. EPC specializes in encoders for motion feedback in industrial automation applications such as packaging, printing, labeling, vision systems, food and beverage, motor feedback, and more.

We understand that each industrial automation application is different, and you need encoders that fit the requirements of your applications. That’s why our encoders are highly configurable, offering a wide array of shaft or bore sizes, output types, connector types, mounting options, and resolutions up to 65,536 CPR. You’ll also get an industry-leading warranty, and fast delivery from Idaho, USA.

EPC offers:

measuring wheel, and pivot arm in one compact unit

power without gear trains or batteries

stainless steel and corrosion-resistant options

encoders

most of our encoders and accessories at our corporate headquarters in Idaho, USA. When you call EPC, you’ll talk to engineers and encoder experts who can help you find the right motion feedback for your application. Contact us today.

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“The best machines and production facilities around the world use Lenze.”

As a global specialist in Motion Centric Automation, Lenze offers you products, drive solutions, complete automation systems, and engineering services and tools from one single source. Lenze is one of the few suppliers able to support you throughout the entire machine development process – from the control system to the drive shaft, from the initial ideas to after-sale. We are a reliable partner with the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the best overall solutions reducing machine development times and enabling faster time-to-market.

Engineering made easy – in order to deliver the ideal solution for your machine tasks, Lenze advises and supports you through all five phases of the engineering process:

1. Developing ideas

2. Drafting concepts

3. Implementing solutions

4. Manufacturing machines

5. Ensuring productivity

If you are looking to implement cutting-edge machines and plant concepts, or modernize existing installations, you can trust Lenze. We help choose the best products, providing energy efficient drive dimensioning, project planning, implementation and commissioning.

Lenze is a leading automation company for the machine-building industry and a specialist in Motion Centric Automation. As a systems supplier with solutions competence, Lenze works with its customers to create highquality mechatronic products and packages; powerful systems consisting of hardware and software for machine automation; as well as digitalization services in areas such as big data management, cloud or mobile solutions, and software for the Internet of Things (IoT).

www.lenze.com MA Uxbridge info.us@lenze.com
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Norgren is a world leader in motion control and fluid technology with a proven track record of creating innovative engineering solutions.

Whether it’s improving the speed, productivity, reliability, and efficiency of equipment; generating significant energy and cost savings; or lowering total cost of ownership across industries, Norgren’s solutions are designed to help customers pursue progress, achieve new goals, and overcome problems. Norgren offers technical excellence and a true collaborative approach to help organizations forge a better world through breakthrough engineering.

When packaging applications have specific needs, Norgren has the necessary experience to answer with creative solutions and pioneering platform products. Norgren’s motion control solutions are also used across other factory automation sectors, including:

As part of a portfolio of high-quality products that complete the entire pneumatic circuit, Norgren offers smart components with IO-Link capabilities. Digitally connected Excelon® Plus air preparation, VR Series valve manifolds, actuators, sensors, and switches allow manufacturers to collect more data on operations, improving efficiency and optimizing productivity while reducing machine downtime.

pneumatic actuators, vacuum products, and linear- and cartesian-style electric actuators — that improve performance and reduce downtime and energy consumption on production lines across the world.

To explore how Norgren can help meet the unique motion and automation needs for your application, call us today or visit norgren.com.

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We design and manufacture mission-critical core laser components and sub-systems that deliver extreme precision and performance, enabling our customers to improve productivity, achieve breakthrough performance, and enhance people’s lives.

Agility is key, modern converting, packaging, and labeling systems employ a laser system to keep pace with shifting market demands. If shorter runs, higher degrees of complexity, variations within a single run, and extreme tolerances are just some of the challenges you face today, then integrating a laser system may be the solution you are looking for.

Laser systems also enable manufacturers to produce features that are impossible and/or impractical to cut, perforate, or score with a traditional system. A traditional mechanical process simply cannot match a digitally controlled laser processing system that is very adaptable, and capable of performing multiple processes often in a single pass. Unlike most mechanical systems, laser systems can be combined with other equipment to provide customized late-stage alterations, even to finished goods. Using advanced software technology and pin-point precision, laser systems enable zero-contact marking and coding, rapid prototyping, economical short runs, on-demand production, and full customization to support demanding customer needs.

New to laser systems and/or interested in integrating a laser system? We offer unique application testing to determine the right system for your application. Our application labs are strategically located across the globe and are equipped with the latest laser processing and testing equipment and staffed with highly experienced laser processing engineers.

Novanta is a trusted technology partner to medical and industrial OEMs, with deep proprietary expertise in photonics, vision, and precision motion technologies. The Photonics Group are globally recognized Novanta brands working together, helping OEMs, system architects and their customers realize productivity breakthroughs.

www.novantaphotonics.com MA Bedford photonics@novanta.com
266.5700 Novanta Photonics
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734/426-3476

www.siko-global.com

For over 50 years SIKO has been developing and producing rotating and linear measuring systems, actuators and individually programmable displays for the entire field of machine construction. With its precision and innovative power, the company sets global standards in terms of quality and reliability. SIKO has been characterized by innovative ideas and quality without compromise for our customers. Our motivated and experienced staff is the cornerstone of our success. Many years of experience in distance and angle measuring technology as well as input from our customers have created a basis for solutions for both the present and the future.

SIKO is there for your Quick Size Changeover needs.

Three solutions, one supplier for effective size changeovers

1. Compact fieldbus actuators for precise fully automated positioning to shorten size changeover times. Offered with IO-Link, Ethernet/IP, Profinet, EtherCAT, PowerLINK, RS485 and CANopen interfaces.

2. Electronic indicators that monitor changeovers for verification, accuracy, safety and speed. Also, offered with the above mentioned interfaces.

3. Mechanical indicators for low cost, reliable axis positioning.

MI Dexter sales.us@siko-global.com
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SMC promotes advanced automation through automated control technology.

SMC offers technology in pneumatic components such as actuators; cylinders; directional control valves; airline preparation equipment; chillers and dryers; vacuum components; static elimination products; fittings and tubing; electric actuators; grippers; pressure switches high purity chemical valves and fittings as well as process gas equipment. SMC’s global presence with manufacturing, sales and technical support in over 83 countries assures that continuity of products and service are maintained to support your global manufacturing requirements.

With its goal of ever more advanced automation, and using its many achievements as a base, SMC is developing high quality, highly reliable, CO2 reducing products to contribute to automation in industry, as well as in familiar areas of everyday life.

IN Noblesville sales@smcusa.com
www.smcusa.com
800-762-7621
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Experience is often the difference between solving a problem the right way and settling for “good enough.” Our global expertise is unmatched and unquestioned, with 100+ Years of manufacturing excellence, 30 countries with sales, service, and manufacturing locations, and $4.5 billion in global sales.

We provide both standard products and tailor-made solutions, all backed by proven quality and reliability. We continuously work to save you money, time, and energy, because we believe your machine can always run faster, smoother and more productively. It’s about making the correct diagnoses, creating the right automation machinery, and implementing it in the best way possible. From case packing to labeling, filling to palletizing, Yaskawa can increase pack rates, improve throughput, and simplify motion and robotic control to maximize the performance of your machine.

Yaskawa AC Servo Systems come to a precise position with a speed and consistency that is unmatched in the industry. Connect our rotary, linear, and direct drive motors to an advanced Yaskawa machine controller to achieve SINGULAR CONTROL: the ability to manage robots, servos and drives with a single controller and familiar IEC 61131-3 programming.

Over 500,000 Yaskawa Robots are at work worldwide, with 150+ models to choose from and the strength of decades of packaging application expertise. Yaskawa’s Motoman robots are successfully picking, packing and palletizing a wide variety of food, beverage and consumer products for global CPG leaders.

Yaskawa low and medium voltage AC Variable Frequency Drives cover every automation application need in the industrial plant, with power ranges from fractional HP to 16,000 HP and a legendary reputation for reliability and advanced technology. Our latest variable frequency drives provide simple motor setup with highly flexible network communications, embedded functional safety, no-power programming, and easy-touse tools featuring mobile device connectivity and monitoring with our DriveWizard® mobile app.

www.yaskawa.com
Waukegan marcom@yaskawa.com 800/927-5292
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Big impact, small footprint

With the ACOPOS P3, B&R is setting new standards for motion control. This 3-axis servo drive offers a power density of 4 amps per liter, making it one of the most efficient servo drives with integrated safety functions on the market.

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NEW i550 protec frequency inverter for decentralized operations

NEMA 4X (IP66) protection rating makes it suitable for the most demanding applications – whether dusty or wet, indoors or outdoors. It also offers a compact design, and is the first decentralized drive in the market with IO-Link Device Interface.

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Core Laser Components & Sub-Systems

We design and manufacture mission-critical core laser components and sub-systems that deliver extreme precision and performance, enabling our customers to improve productivity, achieve breakthrough performance, and enhance people’s lives.

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Sustainable Components for Automation

SMC has a comprehensive approach focused on our manufacturing processes making our products smaller, lighter and extending the operating life, thus reducing CO2 footprint and providing sustainable components for your industrial automation.

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Precision motion feedback for packaging, printing, labeling, & vision

EPC specializes in motion feedback. Our AccuCoder®, Accu-CoderPro®, and Tru-Trac® encoders come with an industry-leading 3-year warranty. We design and manufacture most of our products and accessories in-house in Idaho, USA and can deliver fast.

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Complete your Connected Circuit with Norgren

Norgren now offers a portfolio of products to complete everything from a basic pneumatic circuit to a connected, IO-Linkenabled pneumatic system.

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SIKO for your Quick Size Changeover needs.

Three solutions for effective size changeovers:

- Compact fieldbus actuators for fully automated positioning.

- Electronic position indicators that monitor changeovers.

- Mechanical indicators for low cost solutions.

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IntelliDrive™ Features New Permanent Magnet Drum Motor Technology

The IntelliDrive™, designed for 80,000 hours of continuous operation before maintenance, reduces electrical consumption by over 40%, provides a wider range of belt speeds without loss of torque or belt-pull & has an increased electric motor lifespan.

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High-Performance Food Grade Motors

Yaskawa’s FDA-approved food grade motors are capable of withstanding repeated high pressure washdown. With a smooth housing to minimize entrapment areas, they are ideal for food packaging equipment.

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Multivac Smart Services Transforms Data into Business Intelligence

MULTIVAC’s portfolio includes Smart Services, a digital product and solution that processes data in real-time and offers customers solutions for monitoring, controlling, and optimizing production.

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Operational Best Practices by Industry, for Industry

SOFTWARE

Networked Series of AC Integrated Stepper Indexer / Drivers

These multi-axis motion controllers/drives boast unsurpassed smoothness and performance, increase your efficiency, and reduce your changeover time, all while interfacing seamlessly with your network!

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15+ published work products answering common industry challenges around people, processes and projects

The OpX Leadership Network brings together experts in the packaging and processing industry to drive operational excellence and keep North American manufacturing strong.

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IMA Dairy & Food USA serves the dairy and food industries with several brands of the IMA group (CDE, Corazza, Erca, Fillshape, Gasti, Hamba, Hassia, Intecma and AlphaMAC) and offers a portfolio covering nearly all areas of packaging machine application, including:

· Filling and sealing machines (FS) for preformed cups and bottles, forming, filling and sealing machines (FFS) for packaging products in the food, dairy, and beverage segments (filled up to the aseptic level), filling systems for flexible stand-up pouches with and without spout for dairy, food, beverage and personal care sectors as well as wrapping machines for packaging butter, fresh cheese, soup cubes, yeast, margarine, etc.

· Aseptic vertical form, fill and seal machines for stick packs / pouches (with the corresponding dosing systems) as well as FFS machines for packaging single portions of coffee, honey, jam, etc.

· AlphaMAC is a solution provider for liquid product packaging. The core business is to design and manufacture extrusion blow molding machines, and also are a service provider for EBM machines on a global scale.

At IMA Dairy & Food, we have teams of experienced professionals ready to provide assistance at all times – whether in person or remote – in order to ensure that your machinery is delivering the results that you demand. From spare parts and scheduled maintenance, to retrofits and refurbishing, our factory-trained service experts are here to help. By adhering to predictive maintenance schedules, utilizing genuine OEM parts and completing ongoing training courses, the number of issues that might require an onsite service call can be kept to a minimum.

IMA DAIRY & FOOD is one of the world’s leading suppliers of packaging machinery, technology and services and has extensive know-how in the key industries of dairy and food products. Based in Ranstadt, near Frankfurt, Germany, the holding company currently represents seven brands – CDE, Erca, Gasti, Hamba, Hassia, Intecma and AlphaMAC –with five production locations in Europe as well as numerous sales and service companies. IMA DAIRY & FOOD employs a workforce of about 550 worldwide.

MA Leominster info.dairyfood@ima.it (978) 549 4823
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Sparck Technologies

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FIT-TO-SIZE AUTOMATED PACKAGING

Sparck Technologies is a global provider of automated packaging solutions that optimize all steps of package fulfillment. Its two models, CVP Impack and CVP Everest, offer savings on shipping, transportation, and material costs, decrease labor constraints, and aid in sustainability efforts.

These high-tech automated packaging systems use advanced fit-to-size technology to custom size, construct, seal, weigh, and label orders with precision, eliminating the need for void-fill materials. These systems allow companies to efficiently handle the increasing online order demands, even during peak times, while also saving on labor costs and reducing box volume and corrugate consumption.

The CVP Impack packs up to 500 parcels per hour with one or two operators, while the CVP Everest packs up to 1,100 parcels per hour using two operators. These solutions offer up to 50% reduction in shipping volume and an average of 88% reduction in packing labor as they can replace up to 20 manual packing stations.

Benefits of the CVP Automated Packaging Solutions:

CVP helps manage labor fluctuations, the increasing yearly peak seasons, and the lack of labor reliability.

to-size box with no extra air or void fill, lowering shipping costs and DIM weight charges.

less material is used. This allows for a more environmentally friendly parcel and material cost savings.

Contact a Sparck packaging expert today to see how automated footprint. We’re here for you, and we are wearing our thinking caps! GA Marietta sales.packaging@sparcktechnologies.com (800) 983-8157
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Dodge Industrial, Inc. an RBC Bearings company is a leading manufacturer of mounted bearings, enclosed gearing, and power transmission components. With a rich history spanning over 140 years, Dodge is a trusted name in the industry known for its ongoing development of innovations a nd advanced technologies that he lp m anufacturers improve output, decrease downtime, and monitor systems for efficiency and peak performance.

At Dodge, we have decades of conveyor engineering experience plus an expansive portfolio of products to meet the wide variety of requirements in the pack aging industry. From p rocessing a nd ha ndling m ateri al, to moving p roduct into pack ages, to m oving individual a nd b ulk pack ages, each application has its set of unique challenges. Our team is available to work with each customer to fully understand their needs and provide individual c o mponents o rco mplete c onveyor p ackag es. Our f ield engineers are available for onsite startup support, training, monitoring, and troubl eshooting.

Dodge is a single source solution offering a complete range of mounted bearings, gearing, conveyor components, belted drives, bushings, hubs, and collars, each designed and manufactured for maximum reliability and improved productivity. We offer factory-assembled gearbox assemblies (gearbox, motor, and accessories) and conveyor pulley assemblies (pulley, bushing, shaft, and bearings), providing easy installation, reduced maintenance time, a nd m inimized s afety r isks du ring in stallation. O ur h eavy-duty g earboxes dou bl e the b earin g rating of m ost c ompetitive designs, and our reducers and mounted bearings feature patented shaft attachment designs for faster installation and removal, plus industryleading s eal technology for m aximum p rotecti on ag ainst c ontaminants.

Manufactured in U.S. based plants, Dodge products are built to stand the test of time and proven to withstand rugged environments and meet the most s tringent s pecifications. W ith our b ulk m aterial ha ndling pack ages, we deliver value through conveyor design, preassembled components, project m anagement by our experienced f ield s ales engineers .

www.dodgeindustrial.com SC Greenville dodgeindustrial.com/contact
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864.297.4800
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Founded in 1969 and based in Hartland, Wisconsin, Dorner Mfg. Corp is World Leader in the design, application, manufacturing, and integration of conveyor systems. Companies from over 1,200 different industries worldwide turn to Dorner to achieve improved efficiency, productivity, and a positive ROI. With our complete line of customizable stainless steel and aluminum conveyor automation systems, Dorner can provide solutions for almost any conveyor need.

Dorner conveyor systems are flexible, customizable, and easy to integrate with robots, workers, and equipment. Every conveyor is designed to move products to the exact location, at the exact time and in the exact position it is needed for the next phase of production. With benefits such as industry best product transfer, in-house belting capabilities, and custom engineered to order systems, Dorner is leading the market in precision conveyance.

The dedicated team in Dorner’s Engineered Solutions Group (ESG) is transforming product handling with innovative solutions that are custom designed to solve customers’ unique challenges. This full-service team of applications specialists, engineers, and assembly and field service technicians provide precision conveyance systems for a wide range of applications from food production and pharmaceutical processing to automated assembly, packaging, and more!

Dorner’s 2700 Medium Duty conveyors are the newest addition to the industrial conveyor line. The 2700 offers an increased weight capacity and maximum width, making these conveyors the perfect choice for packaging and logistics operations. With this new product, Dorner’s wide breadth of conveyor systems meet the needs of low profile, light weight, mediumduty, and heavy-duty applications.

The variety of conveyors that Dorner offers are available with an array of belts and accessories, and in a wide range of configurations including straights, curves, inclines, declines, and helix. All delivered with Dorner’s best in industry lead times and service.

www.dornerconveyors.com/pwm WI Hartland info@dorner.com 800/397-8664 Dorner
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FlexLink Systems, Inc.

Factory automation solutions from FlexLink, a Coesia company, increase the overall efficiency of production by minimizing throughput time. Our standardized solutions have a strong impact on factory performance and capability to meet the labor challenges of today. Our solutions are reconfigurable, reusable and requires minimal maintenance with low power consumption.

FlexLink’s team of experienced experts can propose customized solutions according to your needs. We deliver all sizes of projects – from simple part deliveries to large and complex turn-key solutions. Our approach is based on streamlining the material and information flows in a production process to maximize the value of the process and minimize all potential losses.

Automated palletizing with FlexLink palletizers (RC10, RC12 and RI20) helps reduce the workload of your employees. Using robotic palletizing solutions enables you to achieve effective and sustainable benefits by fully automating physically demanding and time-consuming tasks.

FlexLink serves a wide customer base, from local producers to global corporations, and from end-users to machine manufacturers. Our customers are lead players within the food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, and electronics industries.

Global support is provided by our operating units in 30 countries and a network of Strategic Partners. Our partner network is an important strategic element for FlexLink’s business model since our start in 1980, enabling us to enhance efficiency at factories in more than 60 countries.

FlexLink is part of Coesia, a group of innovation-based industrial and packaging solutions companies operating globally, headquartered in Bologna, Italy. www.coesia.com

www.flexlink.com PA Allentown info.us@flexlink.com
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1-800-257-8581

Founded in 1926 in Hammonton, New Jersey, Garvey is recognized as a leader in designing and manufacturing low-impact, multi-functional, pressure-less loop accumulation systems, and conveyor systems. Highly regarded for its engineering expertise in developing equipment that can handle a large variety of product shapes and sizes, Garvey’s solutions convey, accumulate, orient, single file, combine, and lane products rapidly without back pressure or operator interference. It is a leader in bottling operations ranging from small vaccine vials to wine bottles. Garvey offers a broad product offering across both modular standard and highly engineered accumulation solutions. Garvey has approximately 100 employees, including a highly technical sales and engineering organization with a proven track record of innovation within the accumulation market.

Garvey’s flagship product is the Infinity Accumulator, designed to provide efficient and rapid accumulation of products without back pressure or operator interference.

The Infinity is a modular, standard accumulation solution, highly regarded for its ability to handle an extensive range of product shapes and sizes. It can handle it all, from small vaccine vials to wine bottles. Its unique design allows for products to be conveyed, accumulated, oriented, single-filed, combined, and laned rapidly and efficiently, ensuring maximum production output.

One of the critical features of the Infinity Accumulator is its pressureless loop accumulation system. This system eliminates the need for back pressure and reduces the risk of product damage, making it a reliable and safe solution for handling products. The accumulator is also equipped with the latest in engineering expertise, ensuring that it is highly functional and efficient.

Garvey’s Infinity is a perfect solution for companies looking to improve their operational efficiency. Its modular design makes it easy to install and integrate into existing systems, and its efficient accumulation technology maximizes production output.

www.GARVEY.COM NJ Blue Anchor mearling@garvey.com
Garvey 145

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888-419-2358

www.intralox.com

Intralox is the leading conveyance solutions provider helping move the world’s most critical products. Our extensive portfolio of technologies and services enhances food safety, powers e-commerce, and solves challenges for industries ranging from food processing to industrial manufacturing to logistics and material handling. Our business model relies on direct collaborative partnerships rather than distributors. Serving and supplying directly provides you with distinct advantages, including:

We partner with leading companies across the packaging industry to deliver innovative technology, reliable operations, and optimized line layouts. Whether you’re an equipment manufacturer or end user, you can benefit from our innovative products, comprehensive services, and unparalleled expertise.

Intralox’s belt and equipment solutions for the packaging industry help you:

and Technology. Our approach helps you fully integrate these areas in order to realize the best possible results, both now and in the future. By working with Intralox early in your project, you can achieve this and more with the right components and the right services before, during, and after installation— delivered on time, every time.

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LA New Orleans customerservice.packagedgoods@intralox.com
Intralox
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King Plastic Corporation

941/493-5502

King Plastic Corporation is the leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs, and massive shapes. With over 20 product brands to choose from and applications for every industry you can imagine. The Polymer sheets are made in the U.S.A.

King Hy-Pact®, the super tough polymer sheet is the smart choice for many high abuse applications in the food service, food processing and packaging markets.

The industrial polymer sheet is environmentally stabilized with excellent physical properties. It is the product of a proprietary process called K-Stran™, the most advanced manufacturing process of quality sheets with tight tolerances and custom widths up to 60”. King Hy-Pact® has a clean white color with a smooth, non-skived finish on both sides of sheet for better material flow. It is also available in black. Tests have shown for outdoor applications after 2,000 hours of UV exposure, King Hy-Pact® outperforms both HDPE and UHMW with superior toughness in wear resistance, flexibility and high-impact strength. King Hy-Pact® is the smart choice for many high abuse applications requiring superior properties, outstanding flatness and a smooth surface while providing significant cost savings compared to UHMW. Applications include, but are not limited to, food processing chutes, star wheels, fabricated parts, snowplow blades and dock fenders. The material is easy to machine and fabricate. King Hy-Pact® polymer sheet is NSF listed to meet requirements of commercial food processing operations for direct and indirect food contact.

Applications

Bin and Mixer Linings

Chain and Belt Guides

Conveyor and Guide Rails

Food Processing Components

Machine Parts

Material Handling

Sprockets

Star Wheels

FL North Port sales@kingplastic.com
www.kingplastic.com
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MFT Automation

(651) 407-3100

MFT Automation (formerly known as Multifeeder Technology) has produced industry-leading solutions for the medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and print and packaging industry for over 25 years. MFT’s core competencies include Friction Feeding, Labeling, Conveying, Hygienic and Washdown solutions, Tipping, Robotics and more.

MFT’s standard lines of Friction Feeders can be utliized as standalone solutions or be easily integrated in larger systems. Our combined decades of engineering experience can also customize standard machinery and systems to meet customer needs and solve production and packaging problems.

FRICTION FEEDING PRODUCT LINE

MFT boasts several options when it comes to friction feeding, including our flagship Industrial Performance (ip3) line of feeders. Standard features include batch count software, double detection, and self-contained computer/microprocessor controllers for ease of use and versatility.

Our High Continuous Performance (HCP) expands on the ip3 line with high linear speeds and tighter placement for more product throughput.

The Signature Series (v3) line is an economical, cost-effective option that is engineered and designed for lower throughput and speed applications. A 2/3 HP servomotor, computer controls, and four different discharge lengths makes the best-in-class feeding option.

Finally, our Hygienic Washdown offering complies with IP66 (or higher) and NEMA4X standards. Specifically designed for contamination-free environments, and applications that require vigorous cleaning, the hygienic washdown series checks all the boxes for the high-safety standards of the food, beverage, medical and pharmaceutical industries.

For more information, please visit us at mftautomation.com, or, call us at 651-407-3100 to speak to a automation expert.

www.mftautomation.com MN St. Paul sales@mftautomation.com
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mk North America is a full-service conveyor company, offering mechanical solutions for all of your packaging and automation needs.

Since 1988, mk has been manufacturing a wide variety of conveyor systems including: belt conveyors, flat top chain conveyors, plastic modular belt conveyors, timing belt conveyors, roller conveyors, and more.

All of our conveyor models are available with our standard t-slot aluminum frames, and many models are also available in stainless steel.

mk’s conveyor line is backed by the mk line of t-slot aluminum extrusionsideal for guards, workstations, carts, and so much more. This ensures that any accessories you buy from mk will be compatible, resulting in seamless integration on the factory floor; all while saving time and money.

mk North America believes in offering not only a better product, but also a better solution. Our dedicated team of conveyor and automation experts will work with you to understand your unique application and related challenges. This partnership results in mk being able to deliver a topquality conveyor solution when you need it.

All of our conveyors are built and tested in our Bloomfield, CT facility and shipped directly to you as completely assembled as possible. So, you can rest assured your conveyor system will be ready to go when it arrives.

Whether you are looking for a single, one-off, conveyor or a complete conveyor system - remember the mk promise to provide a better product AND a better solution.

We look forward to hearing from you and proving our excellence in conveyor system solutions on your next project.

www.mknorthamerica.com CT Bloomfield info@mknorthamerica.com 860/769-5500
mk North America, Inc.
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Material Transfer

(269) 673-2125

At Material Transfer (MTS), we believe there’s always a better way. That’s why, for more than 30 years, we’ve been singularly focused on delivering the highest performing bulk handling equipment and systems to transform customers’ operations into more than they can imagine. Our Inspiring a Better Way brand drives us to ensure that everything we do for customers – from their first interaction, to the design and build process, to equipment lifecycle services that enhance productivity and ROI – is designed to find the better way.

Power-Fill® Bulk Bag Fillers – Our Bulk Bag Filler Systems offer a complete range of filling solutions, from a simple, durable unit for low-volume filling to a highly sophisticated, automated system for high-volume production.

Material Master™ Bulk Bag Conditioner – Our newly enhanced Bulk Bag Conditioner leverages our patented design and unique feature set to bring customers the most advanced conditioning technologies in the market.

Material Master™ Bulk Bag Dischargers – Our Bulk Bag Dischargers are designed to withstand the rigorous demands associated with bulk material processes – offering advanced technologies fit to serve the needs of customers in a variety of industries.

Container & Drum Dischargers – Designed by our customization experts, the Container and Drum Dischargers, release contents of bins, drums, boxes, gaylords, carts, or other containers, into existing receiving equipment.

Our equipment and systems are supported by the highest standards of excellence in service. Our service doesn’t end when your system ships. From operator training to equipment evaluations, service contracts, remote equipment monitoring and more, our teams are focused on doing what’s right for every customer: keeping equipment up and running efficiently and safely.

www.materialtransfer.com
Allegan sales@materialtransfer.com
MI
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www.modularconveyor.com

Build Your Best Conveyor Business

Modular Conveyor Express (MCE) is the dedicated distributor network of Nercon. Selling exclusively through MCE Distributor Partners, MCE complete conveyor systems are designed by Nercon engineers and backed by Nercon quality standards. This network includes distributors located across the United States who are fully supported by an MCE team of conveyor experts able to understand and respond to the specific operational needs of the MCE distributor network on an individual basis.

Conveyor Designed by Nercon

Built to maximize productivity, MCE complete conveyor systems provide a significant competitive advantage to MCE distributors. Developed and designed by highly skilled Nercon engineers over countless hours of analysis and testing, MCE conveyors skip the costly start-up of a custom process and begin with a core of proven equipment making your projects more cost-effective and MCE’s turnaround time an advantage — 4 weeks!

MCE’s conveyor systems are manufactured at Nercon’s production facility in Oconto, Wis., where Lean Manufacturing practices are employed to increase quality, identify any wasteful operations, and reduce unnecessary costs. As an industry leader in manufacturing conveyor systems and equipment, we are proud of the advanced technology and unparalleled quality our distributors can count on.

Contact us at (844) 293-2816 to learn more about becoming a distributor of MCE.

www.modularconveyor.com WI Neenah jpesicek@modularconveyor.com 844-293-2816
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Morrison Container Handling Solutions

Morrison Container Handling Solutions designs innovative packaging solutions for all your container handling needs.

Since 1971, our products solve container handling challenges on your manufacturing line to help increase throughput and efficiency so you can ultimately output more product with less downtime. Morrison designs our solutions to improve your container handling challenges, reduce labor need on the hardest to fill plant jobs, and increase uptime and production.

OUR PRODUCTS:

Our robust product line up is designed to utilize our knowledge as the leading timing screw manufacturer in North America and extend that into every container handling machine and solution we provide.

- Timing Screws [Feed Screws, Worms]

- Change Parts and Parts Carts

- Timing Screw Drive Units for Metering, Grouping, Turning, Indexing

- Down Bottle Reject Systems

- Lane Combiners and Dividers

- Stacking and Orienting Machines

- Variety/Multi-Packing Equipment

- Timing Screw Inverting Systems

- Air and Water Rinsers

- High Speed Can Openers

- Morrison Auto Adjust Rails®

- Denesters [Vertical, Horizontal, Tray, Bowl, Pneumatic]

- Custom Container Handling Machinery

Morrison provides solutions for companies within the United States and internationally. Morrison is well known industry-wide for attentive service to a wide variety of customers’ container handling needs – always with Support Built In®, the company’s promise to deliver quality products and support them 24/7, from initial concept to years after installation.

We look forward to being a partner in your productivity!

IL Glenwood info@morrison-chs.com
www.morrison-chs.com
+1-708-756-6660
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800-236-7960

www.multi-conveyor.com

We are a custom and standard conveyor manufacturer. Our products are multiple and unique. No on e product defines Multi-Conveyor. We’ve designed and engineered som e of the mostsimplistic to most revered conveyor solutions ever manufactured.

Thegoal is to p rovide a more functional, affordable conveyor while maximizing productivity or saving essential floor space in the process. Our Designer s and Engineers factor in safety, ease of use, maintenance, longevity, s anitation a nd a gency c ompliance (asrequired) a ndqu ality components, making sure to meet or exceed your requirements.

We b rin g technology d riven op erator-to-controls c ommunications encompassing f uncti onal en gineering de signs; H MI interface a nd s ervos th at p rovide f aster, m ore e fficient ch an geovers to feed various lin e packaging, c ase p ack in g a nd pa llet formin g configurations. Adaptability to various shapes, weights and size s allows flexibility to match our solutions to your p roducts for in creased throughput andfu tu re ex pansion.

If this research is not done up front and a system is purchased on lowest initial cost, a poorly performing conveyor and extremely expensive retrofit could have you scrambling with interruptedproduction and a major headache in th e process. When comparing conveyor systems, make s ure they’re apples-to-apples. Don’t settle for anything less.

Take the Multi-Conveyor challenge. Evenif you’re satisfie d with your existing conveyor supplier, let us quote your next project. C hances are, we’ve already built a system that’s similar to the project you’re workin g on right now - or madeone pretty d ang close.

“Thebitternessof poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low priceis f orgotten.” WI Winneconne info@multi-conv.com
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National Bulk Equipment (NBE) designs, engineers, manufactures, installs, and commissions equipment, systems, and fullstream projects for packaging and processing of dry and liquid bulk materials. NBE bulk material handling applications include: discharging, filling, conveying, mixing, storage, packaged-product reclamation, and material infeed. The extensive portfolio of NBE equipment resources and project delivery capabilities is applied across the full scope of packaging and processing operations.

The NBE fullstream advantage provides upstream raw material discharge and storage systems, midstream raw material conveying and processing systems, and downstream finished product packaging and reclamation systems. CPG project owners, contract packagers, contract manufacturers, AECs, and OEMs leverage the NBE engineer-to-application (ETA) project delivery experience to move their bulk material packaging and processing projects beyond the constraints of build-to-order or engineered-to-order machine manufacturing. ETA project delivery brings mutually defined expectations, tangible performance benefits, and project confidence to bulk material packaging and processing projects delivered by NBE.

See how NBE will advance your project delivery experience and improve your total process performance. View product feature demos, schedule a livestream test of your material, or request a rep visit at: nbe-inc.com or, call: 616.344.5887.

National Bulk Equipment is a portfolio company of NBE Holdings Company, based in Holland, Michigan.

www.nbe-inc.com MI Holland sales@nbe-inc.com
616.344.5887
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Nercon Conveyor Systems

www.nerconconveyors.com

Nercon is a conveyor systems manufacturer, providing solutions to the snack, cheese, pet food and treats, beverage, health and pharmaceutical packaging industries since 1976. An essential part of any production line, Nercon’s conveyor systems are operating in nationwide consumer packaged goods manufacturing facilities, where uptime is critical in the efficiency of operations.

Designed with a Purpose®

Our ProCore® brand serves a unique purpose in the Nercon conveyor product line. Developed by highly skilled engineers over countless hours of analysis and testing, ProCore® conveyors skip the costly start-up of a custom process and begin with a core of proven equipment making your projects more cost-effective and our turnaround time faster. The ProCore® conveyor family maximizes performance and minimizes downtime. Conveyor designs range from MatTop, belt and TableTop, moving a variety of packaging.

Keep It Clean

Built to maximize productivity, HydroCore® is our sanitary and washdown conveyor systems designed to withstand rigorous sanitation practices and daily hygienic procedures. HydroCore’s® hygienic designs disassemble, washdown, sanitize, and reassemble easily. Our uniquely innovative sanitary design is known for its versatility and durability, adding value across all product operations.

Nercon’s conveyor systems are manufactured in Oconto, Wis., where Lean Manufacturing practices are employed to increase quality, identify any wasteful operations, and reduce unnecessary costs. As an industry leader in manufacturing conveyor systems and equipment, we are proud of the advanced technology and unparalleled quality our customers can count on.

WI Neenah

Contact us at (844) 293-2814 to partner on your next project. www.nerconconveyors.com sanklam@nercon.com
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941/755-5550

www.neminc.com

OUR STORY

New England Machinery was founded in 1974 by a group of innovative packaging engineers. Today, 49 years later, we have thousands of machines worldwide on every continent.

OUR CORE COMPETENCIES

We build Automated Packaging Equipment for customers in the Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, Personal Care, Household, Chemical Industries & more. We offer a highly adaptable product line to suit wide performance ranges and specific customer needs.

Our product line includes:

OUR KEY DIFFERENTIATORS

As part of the Massman Companies, we provide packaging solutions from the beginning to the end of your line and everything in between. Here is a sampling of additional solutions we build.

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info@neminc.com
FL Bradenton
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PFlow Industries

Since founding the vertical reciprocating (VRC) industry in 1977, PFlow has manufactured over 20,000 units, installed worldwide. PFlow custom engineers and manufactures VRCs for diverse applications in a wide variety of industries. VRCs accommodate safe and efficient vertical movement of materials between multiple levels, indoors or outdoors.

PFlow manufactures a variety of package handling lifts – each engineered for your specific application. The smaller of the lifts, the B Series and the DB Series, are built for ease of installation and maintenance. These lifts are ideal for moving boxes totes, cartons, barrels, sacks, cases and individual parts, with ease and speed, to mezzanines or between floors and conveyor levels, offering loading and unloading from 1 to 3 sides of the unit.

The DB Series lifts ensure smooth acceleration and deceleration control in high-speed, automated environments and offer a space-saving alternative to a spiral or inclined conveyor. Its smooth and quiet counterweighted lifting mechanism minimizes horsepower requirements and saves energy costs. The DB Series lift is available with high-speed variable frequency or Servo drive packages.

The B Series Box Lift is ideal for automatically moving materials with ease and speed to mezzanines or between floors and conveyor levels. The B Series Box Lift’s sections are shipped pre-wired with quick-connect wiring for fast installation. It also features an easy-to-access mechanical motor/ gear reducer at the base of the unit so maintenance can be performed quickly and easily.

For applications that require higher speeds and lifting capacity, PFlow’s M Series 2-Post mechanical lift features continuous duty motors that are capable of high cycle rates and can accommodate loads up to 10,000 lbs. The M Series VRCs are also capable of 400 feet-per-minute vertical travel, making them the perfect lifting solution for high-capacity, high-cycle automated systems.

www.pflow.com WI Milwaukee info@pflow.com 414/352-9000
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Ryson Spiral Conveyors need less floor space than conventional conveyors and are faster and more reliable than any elevator or lift.

Unit Load Spirals convey cases, totes and packaged goods smoothly on our slat style belts and come in 9 standard slat widths ranging from 6” to 30”. Available in powder coated carbon steel, stainless steel, wet environment and freezer versions.

Mass Flow Spirals handle full and empty bottles, cans and jars in mass up to 2000 units per minute. Available in 4 different slat widths ranging from 6” to 20”.

Narrow Trak Spirals are super compact and designed to handle your smaller loads. Our 6” and 9” wide nesting slats can end-transfer small cartons and packages or side-transfer small bottles and containers in a single file or in mass at speeds in excess of 200 FPM.

Ryson’s Bucket Elevators combine vertical and horizontal transportation of bulk materials in one integral unit.

Ryson Bucket Elevators are designed for gentle handling and well-suited to transport a broad range of bulk products. Our signature feature is that they are completely enclosed with overlapping pivoting buckets, that prevent spillage and helps mitigate foreign debris.

Their modular design enables us to customize with ease. They can be configured with multiple inlets or outlets that can be controlled individually. The design makes them easy to install and modify. Available in three standard bucket sizes, yielding capacities up to 300, 700 or 1,800 cubic feet per hour. They can also be delivered in powder-coated carbon-steel, stainless-steel or wet environment versions.

All Ryson equipment is modular and built to order. No matter the application, the Ryson team is up to the challenge of finding solutions for your conveying needs.

www.ryson.com VA Yorktown sales@ryson.com
757/898/1530
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Span Tech Conveyors

270.651.9166

www.spantechconveyors.com

Span Tech leads the industry as an innovative material handling company. We are known throughout the world for our quality, reliability, and excellent customer service. Today we are recognized as a global leader in developing unique and customizable solutions for conveying applications.

Our customized solutions ensure that your products get where they need to be when they need to be there and with countless number of chain configurations the possibilities are endless. From changing elevation while curving to transferring, our conveyor solutions have been proven effective time and time again.

Need to integrate? No problem. Span Tech conveyors can be designed to integrate with almost any type of machinery, work station, or robotics. We do not shy away from your challenges, we embrace them. If solutions do not exist yet, we create them.

Our Core Industries Include: Manufacturing, Warehousing, Distribution, E-Commerce, Cosmetics.

Through product evolution and innovation, we provide our customers with the lowest total cost of ownership, as well as the longest service life available.

Contact us and let us show you how together we can Outlast, Outperform and Outdeliver the competition. We are committed to building the best conveyor systems possible.

It’s more than a goal. –It’s how we do business.

Glasgow KY
info@spantechllc.com
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With a long innovative history, 100 years to be exact, TAWI is a market leader in ergonomic lifting solutions. With products ranging from vacuum lifters and crane systems to electric mobile lift assists and even mobile vacuum lifters, TAWI products can grip, lift, tilt, and rotate products. Making lifting safe and easy for anyone.

Dumping drums and handling rolls of plastic, paper, and metal is no easy task. TAWI can lift these products from the side and even from the core of the roll. Our technology allows operators to lift rolls from the vertical or horizontal position and rotate them if desired. This same technology is used for handling drums and makes dumping them a breeze. TAWI Lifting Trolleys give the operator mobility and power to manipulate the product to bring to the desired location all while taking the weight of the load off of the operator. With a plethora of attachments, TAWI can find a solution to best meet your needs.

Invented by TAWI, the vacuum lifter is designed to use vacuum suction in order to lift materials up to 600 lbs, with no effort. TAWI has created numerous suction feet and provides custom solutions to ensure material will be properly and safely lifted. If there is a need for speed, the TAWI High frequency lifter can help further increase production with its rapid speed for fast pace environments. Picking cumbersome orders throughout a facility can be done much faster and easier with the TAWI Mobile Order Picker. Compatible with any fork lift or pallet jack operators can simply pick lift and go.

With our North American headquarters located in Bolingbrook, Illinois and regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Toronto, Canada, TAWI offers smart lifting solutions that include vacuum lifts, mobile trolleys / portable electric lifts, hoists, and more. As a part of the Piab Group, TAWI is committed to offering material handling solutions for forward thinking companies in the food and beverage, lumber, automotive, chemical, medical, retail, packaging, airports and ports, ecommerce, logistics, and pharmaceutical industries.

www.tawi.com/en-us IL Boingbrook la.us.info@piab.com 630 - 655 - 2905
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U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC.

847/459-9500

U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC is a leading manufacturer and supplier of state-of-the-art power transmission and motion control products and is a global leader in roller and conveyor chain production.

U.S. Tsubaki is the largest global subsidiary of Japan’s Tsubakimoto Chain Company which was founded in 1917. Today, U.S. Tsubaki products are marketed in over 70 countries. Its corporate headquarter and main distribution warehouse are just outside of Chicago in Wheeling, IL and it has full manufacturing facilities in Holyoke, MA, Sandusky, OH and Milwaukee, WI. In addition to this it has service centers strategically located in Los Angeles, CA; Houston, TX; Atlanta, GA; Philadelphia, PA and Anoka, MN.

The TSUBAKI name is synonymous with excellence in quality, dependability and customer service. An intense focus on research and development, along with constant modernization of its production facilities are among the key components in Tsubaki’s ability to successfully meet the ever-changing needs of the marketplace.

Tsubaki has a wide variety of standard roller chains and attachment chains that cater to the Packaging Industry applications. It also offers a multitude of specialty chains such as corrosion resistant Neptune® chain, lube-free Lambda® chain, vacuum wrapper chain, thermoforming chain, Gripper® chain and Titan® series chain for high-speed operations. Tsubaki’s Made-to-Order capabilities allow for custom engineering of chains and attachments specific to your operation to ensure optimal performance.

IL Wheeling sales@ustsubaki.com
www.ustsubaki.com
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VDG (Van der Graaf)

888/326/1476

VDG is the leader in the design and manufacturing of drum motors for belt conveyors, with a strong focus on safety, reliability, and longevity. Manufacturing in-house in USA and Canada for 37 years, using cuttingedge production technology and automation, and with continuous improvements through R&D, VDG ensures product quality, fast delivery, and after sales support.

All drive components of the VDG Drum Motor including the electric motor, gear reducer, and bearings are enclosed inside the drum, increasing energy efficiency, operator safety and optimizing space. VDG Drum Motors are designed for 80,000 hours of continuous operation before maintenance, minimizing downtime and reducing maintenance, and operational costs.

The VDG patented IronGrip™ lagging, offered for VDG Drum Motors, enhances the durability and lifespan of the conveyor belt and the lagging. It consists of steel bars welded symmetrically on the drum with hot-bond vulcanized lagging inserts between the bars. IronGrip™ lagging eliminates uneven belt wear, improves belt tracking, increases belt traction by 40%, and has a 4-5 times longer service life compared to standard lagging.

VDG’s stainless steel SSV Series Drum Motor features an IP69K rated sealing system, withstands up to 3,000 psi washdown pressure, and drives modular, wire mesh, and monolithic conveyor belts without using sprockets. The SSV Drum Motor eliminates crevices that trap food byproducts and bacterial harborage, reducing washdown time and water usage by 50% and providing the most efficient and hygienic drive solution for food processing and handling belt conveyors.

The IntelliDrive™ Drum Motor features new synchronous permanent magnet motor technology, delivering 40% increased electrical efficiency, a wider range of belt speeds without loss of torque and an increase in electric motor lifespan compared to a traditional conveyor drive. It enables onsite diagnostics, full motor indexing speed control, and communications with other automated plant equipment.

www.vandergraaf.com
info@vandergraaf.com
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BUILD YOUR BEST CONVEYOR BUSINESS 3-4 Weeks! in Distributors Get Your Conveyor Delivered www.modularconveyor.com 844-293-2814 Modular Conveyor Express is the distributor network of Nercon. Built to maximize productivity, MCE conveyors provide an advantage to distributors. Conveyors skip the costly start-up of a custom process and begin with proven equipment making projects more costH䈱HFWLYHDQG0&(¶VWXUQDURXQGWLPHDQ advantage.
Designed with a Purpose® Delivered in 6-8 Weeks! NEW 18” Spirex™ Spiral Floor space in a production environment is valuable real estate, and choosing the best spiral conveyor solution can directly impact the footprint of a production line and production capabilities. Nercon’s NEW 18” Spirex™ spiral conveyor is designed with the purpose to help increase production flow by moving products up or down, creating flexibility in floor space and ensuring smooth operations in a variety of in-feed and discharge height combinations. conveyor systems www.nerconconveyors.com | 844-293-2814

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Here are the latest advances in conveying & accumulation, feeding/inserting/unscrambling, and material handling equipment.

CONVEYING & ACCUMULATION

Multidimensional manufacturing with ACOPOS 6D

Magnetic levitating shuttles move individual products freely through the machine with 6 degrees of freedom. ACOPOS 6D is ideal for small-batch production with frequent changeover between products of different designs and dimensions.

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Transforming Conveyor Automation

Dorner’s customized packaging solutions offer increased flexibility and adaptability while decreasing waste. Dorner conveyor systems keep your business’ production flowing quickly and seamlessly, at maximum efficiency.

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The

Unmatched Speed of the Garvey Infinity™ Accumulation

Table

The Infinity harnesses the power of our patented technology to accumulate and singlefile even the most challenging products at industry-leading speeds. To discover how we can improve your production line efficiency by up to 30%, visit Garvey.com today.

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Revolutionize

case package handling to optimize your line layouts

The ARB Multilane Divider is an ultracompact and robust switching and merging solution, supporting multiple infeeds or multiple outfeeds, and can handle packages of various sizes at high speeds.

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Control Downtime with OPTIFY™ by Dodge®

OPTIFY™ lets you easily control assets remotely, predict maintenance, and get access to robust data — both online and offline. Take the guesswork out of work with the free and easy-to-use platform that elevates your everyday operations.

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WLX Modular Wide Belt Conveyor

The WLX is suitable for demanding primary and secondary packaging applications. It addresses important aspects packing processes: easy to clean, smooth handling of products, safe for operators, robust design, long life, and easy to maintain.

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Garvey Invented and Has Since Perfected the Bi-Flo Accumulator

Garvey’s Bi-Flo solutions cater to the diverse needs of production lines, whether small or large. Utilizing opposing conveyor movement, the Bi-Flo effectively creates a buffer for product accumulation, all while occupying minimal floor space.

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Innovative Packer to Palletizer Belt Technology

Launch products in new package formats, upgrade your existing plants, handle new and existing products on the same line, and maintain high-quality product conveyance with Intralox’s innovative belting solutions.

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Vertical Accumulation so high, it will give you vertigo

The DYNAC is built with over 600ft of Accumulation in a small footprint, speeds up to 300ft/min, zero pressure on your products, and is always first in, first out. DYNAC solves your issue with machine downtime.

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Conveyor Solutions for Packaging & More!

mk North America, located in Bloomfield, CT; manufactures a variety of conveyors including: belt conveyors, plastic modular belt conveyors, and flexible flat top chain conveyors. mk is committed to providing the best conveyor product and solution.

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3-4 Weeks Delivery Advantage!

MCE conveyors skip the costly start-up of a custom process and begin with a core of proven equipment making your projects more cost-effective and MCE’s turnaround time an advantage.

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6-8 Week Delivery Advantage

The accumulation of products during downstream equipment shutdown is critical to overall production efficiency. Nercon’s Re-Flow Accumulation Table utilizes a small footprint and is adaptable to meet accumulation needs and minimize downtime.

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The Polymer Sheet is the Smart Choice for Many High Abuse Applications

King Hy-Pact®, The Super Tough Industrial Polymer Sheet Outperforms Both UV stabilized HDPE and UHMW with Superior Properties and Significant Cost Savings.

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NEW! V-Guided Low Profile Conveyor

Fit almost anywhere! V-guided belts are available in a width of 6”, 8”, 12”, 18”, and 24” and a maximum of 15 feet in length. Ideal for integration with full conveyor systems.

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We may still be a CPG’s best kept secret ... not anymore.

From a napkin drawing to fully engineered, operational equipment. We’ll maximize productivity, minimize floor space & provide electrical OEM communications. Immediate solutions designed for future expansion. Learn more. Call today: 1-800-236-7960

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Keep It Clean

Built to maximize productivity, HydroCore® is our sanitary and washdown conveyor systems designed to withstand rigorous sanitation practices and daily hygienic procedures. HydroCore’s® hygienic designs disassemble, washdown, sanitize, and reassemble easily.

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Save Space and Increase Throughput with Ryson Spiral Conveyors.

Ryson Spirals have a much smaller footprint than conventional incline conveyors and are faster and more reliable than any elevator or lift. Ryson makes a full line of spirals that satisfy most vertical conveying needs. Find out more at www.ryson.com

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EZGUIDE Improves Product Changeover Times

Span Tech has developed a NEW guide rail system which can be used for many product guidance situations. The new EZGUIDE system eliminates bulkiness, change over time, and safety hazards that are present with standard guide rail systems out in the field today.

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VDG Drum Motor: Safe, Efficient and Reliable Conveyor Belt Drive

All drive components are enclosed inside the drum, designed for 80,000 hrs of continuous operation before maintenance, increasing mechanical & electrical efficiency, optimizing space, promoting operator safety, reducing operating & maintenance costs.

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MFT Automation | mftautomation.com

MFT Automation (formerly Multifeeder Technology) has long produced best-in-class friction feeding solutions for a variety of industries. With four different friction feeder lines, MFT has the right product for your feeding application.

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Bucket Elevator - Vertical & Horizontal Transportation of Bulk Materials.

Gently transport a broad range of bulk products.Ryson Bucket Elevators are completely enclosed with overlapping pivoting buckets, that prevent spillage and helps mitigate foreign debris. They can have multiple inlets or outlets that operate independently.

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Super Stainless™ Chain: Stainless Steel with Carbon Strength

The toughest applications require the toughest chain possible. That used to mean choosing between the corrosion resistance of stainless steel or the strength of carbon steel. Now Tsubaki offers both – in a single chain called Super Stainless™.

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Eriez Feeders Conveyors & Screeners for Every Application

Looking to feed, convey, meter or screen a product? Start with Eriez’ line of Electromagnetic and Mechanical Feeders, designed for everything from aggregates and bulk ingredients to fine fluffy or sticky powders.

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Expertly Designed & Innovative Container Handling Solutions

Increase throughput & reduce changeover time with our: timing screws, drive units, auto adjust rails, change parts, combiners, dividers, stacking or multi-packing systems, down bottle reject systems, custom machines, and turn-key automated solutions.

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Increase Throughput with Morrison’s Container Handling Machinery

Feed, index, meter, turn, group, combine, divide, stack, and more with our line up of container handling machinery. Through timing [feed] screw technology, we supply full machines, integrated systems, screws, and change parts to increase your throughput.

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Flexible Feeders Offer In-Line and Recirculating Robotic Solutions

Shibuya Hoppmann has reconstructed its line of flexible feeders to accommodate modern demands for robotic pickup. Both in-line and recirculating models run pouches at random, including those slightly overlapped, ranging from 2-7 inches in size.

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MATERIAL HANDLING

Effective Material Handling for Your Packaging Operation

Material Transfer delivers custom bulk material handling systems to transform customers’ operations into more than they can imagine. Our systems ensure materials are packaged properly to protect from contamination, heat exposure, damage and more.

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Bulk Bag Discharger Reduces Dust-related Clean-Up & Product Waste

NBE bulk bag dischargers with enclosed dust recovery system reduce clean up, disposal, and product waste common with conventional dust collection and containment units; keeping your valuable product in the process stream and throughput at its peak.

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Reliable & High-Performing Unscramblers

New England Machinery builds a full line of Unscramblers to sort, organize, orient and deliver containers into a single, upright and orderly fashion, right onto your line. Let NEM help you maximize your production line efficiency, call 941-755-5550.

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No Cable Technology transforms XTS into multi-robot system

It’s the next revolution in mechatronics: No Cable Technology (NCT) is a major extension of Beckhoff’s proven eXtended Transport System® (XTS®). Wireless NCT delivers power and data to end effectors, sensors and other tools installed on XTS movers.

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Conveyor Solutions for Packaging & More!

mk North America, located in Bloomfield, CT; manufactures a variety of conveyors including: belt conveyors, plastic modular belt conveyors, and flexible flat top chain conveyors. mk is committed to providing the best conveyor product and solution.

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Vertical Lifting Solutions Engineered for Your Application

PFlow’s fully-automated lifting systems can handle multiple types of loads in highthroughput operations. Using programmable logic controls (PLCs), they can accommodate multiple traffic flow patterns to different vertical levels, moving materials safely and

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Zepf Solutions serves the high speed packaging industry with a focus on designing and manufacturing innovative and reliable container handling solutions. Our systems are adaptive to all rotary equipment and our expertise spans all major OEM designs.

TAWI invented the vacuum lifter for ergonomic handling of boxes, crates, bags, sacks, drums, barrels, pales, and sheets of material. Vacuum lifters are perfect for lifting bags in mixing rooms, or in a packaging line for palletizing finished product.

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All-Fill is a leading manufacturer of packaging machinery, focusing on simple and effective designs to advance the packaging needs of our customers. With a legacy spanning more than 50 years, All-Fill continues to design with customers in mind by providing reliable equipment that requires minimal set-up, maintenance, or operator intervention. All-Fill headquarters is in Exton, Pennsylvania and has a satellite sales and service facility in Phoenix, Arizona. By designing and manufacturing all machinery under one roof, All-Fill utilizes the highest quality materials and components to continuously improve equipment performance.

We offer a range of packaging machinery and solutions for products ranging from food to pharmaceuticals. Our equipment offerings include auger fillers, vibratory fillers, cup fillers, piston fillers, checkweighers, vertical form fill and seal(VFFS) baggers, labelers, bottle unscramblers, and cappers. Our units feature a simple-to-use design that allows for minimal downtime and quick changeovers for standalone units or fully integrated systems.

We are committed more than ever to becoming the single source for all your packaging machinery solutions. From startups to fortune 500 companies, we are ready to discuss your needs. Reach out to learn more about what All-Fill can do for your packaging processes. Our team of experts and engineers are ready to discuss your needs. Get the durable and intuitive packaging solutions you need for your products at All-Fill. Please visit www.All-Fill.com to learn more about our packaging equipment offerings.

www.all-fill.com PA Exton info@all-fill.com 610-524-7350
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Advanced Micro Controls, Inc. (AMCI) is a leading U.S. based manufacturer with a global presence. AMCI industrial control products improve PLCbased automation systems with specialized position sensing and motion control technology that simplifies automation and adds reliability to manufacturing processes. AMCI designs and manufactures all of their products, enabling superior quality and innovation. The company provides 24/7 technical support staff, ready to answer questions about installation, configuration and operation of all AMCI products.

Our experienced Sales Department assist customers in identifying the AMCI control products best suited to their application. Going beyond price, our Applications Engineers evaluate systems’ compatibility, installation, maintenance, and reliability when reviewing control solutions - our goal is complete customer satisfaction.

SPECIALTY I/O

AMCI specialty I/O products enhance your PLC controller by expanding its functionality with capabilities that include advanced position sensing, motion control, and packaging control solutions.

MOTION CONTROL

AMCI designs and manufactures everything you need to easily configure a high performance, reliable PLC-based motion control system. Our stepper and servo motion control products offer seamless network connectivity and integration.

POSITION SENSING

AMCI’s selection of linear and rotary sensors offer unmatched performance and user-friendliness. They also offer the widest selection of heavy-duty resolver transducers available that make absolute position sensing in harsh environments easy.

AMCI’s specialized control solutions are used in applications including high speed PLS controllers for glue gun control, packaging machines, labeling, material handling, sealing and cartoning.

www.amci.com CT Terryville sales@amci.com +1 860-585-1254 AMCI
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BellatRx

Inc.

www.bellatrx.com

BellatRx is a leading manufacturer of packaging lines, equipment, and integration solutions and your number one source for inventive, advanced, and automated packaging and filling solutions. Our expertise lies in the engineering and manufacturing of innovative equipment designed to your specifications for a turnkey operation.

We are a global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution, and service of Complete Packaging Lines, Filling, Capping, Labeling, Inspection, and Recovery systems focusing on Rigid Containers. We serve a broad range of industries including food, beverage, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, biotech, nutraceutical, chemical, cosmetics, and personal care for solid products, liquids, and powders.

Our packaging lines are designed to meet your packaging requirements ranging from small batch runs to large high-speed operations. We design our lines with speed, efficiency, flexibility, and ease of changeover in mind. Your packaging line will be modular with expansion capabilities built to keep pace with your company’s growing demands. Our expert technical team supports customers throughout the process from kick-off to final commissioning and beyond.

At BellatRx, we live by an encompassing mindset to create a “Beyond Expectation” experience for our customers. This experience is derived from our capabilities in application analysis, innovative engineering designs, product development, project management, on-time delivery, installation, start-up support, training, and ongoing aftermarket support.

BellatRx continues to implement the latest automation technologies to manufacture packaging machines which have become the benchmark in the industry due to their intuitive operation and easy setup. We are dedicated to expanding our product lines through ongoing investments in our people, R&D, and facilities to provide our customers with the best support, lead time, and value.

We strive to deliver a “Beyond Expectation” experience for our customers. QC Montreal info@bellatrx.com
514/630-0939
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Bevcorp offers solutions for your filling, blending, container handling, and seamer packaging equipment, parts, and service needs. Our goal is to provide unparalleled service highlighted by our dedicated commitment to serving the food and beverage industries. We provide high speed rotary filling equipment including new and Bevcorp Certified can and bottle fillers. We manufacture both electronic volumetric and mechanical rotary filling equipment. Our Microblend Division manufactures the Micro2 Advantage Series Blender, in-line carbonator, CSD, hot fill and non-carbonated blenders, replacement parts, and provides 24-hour service and support. Our FCI Handling Division provides quick-change handling, conversions for all brands of equipment, parts carts & storage solutions, vent tubes/ ball cages, base control and neck handling solutions. Our newest division, East Coast Seamers, provides rebuilds and overhaul services for Angelus, Continental and Canco can seamers, 24-hour emergency service, parts, oil and lubrication analysis, installations and training.

OH Eastlake sales@bevcorp.com
Bevcorp
www.bevcorp.com
440/954-3500
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BW Packaging

People Who Care. Solutions That Perform.

BW Packaging is Barry-Wehmiller’s global team of packaging professionals who genuinely care about people. We show our customers that they matter by learning about their challenges and embracing them as our own. Through these partnerships, we develop purposeful packaging solutions to optimize our customers’ processes and back them with a lifetime of customer support.

Comprised of five divisions - Accraply, BW Flexible Systems, BW Integrated Systems, Pneumatic Scale Angelus and Synerlink - BW Packaging offers comprehensive packaging machinery and solutions including complete packaging lines, filling and closing, flexible packaging, labeling, end-of-line solutions, and systems integration.

Whether you need a single piece of equipment or a fully integrated line, BW Packaging provides reliable packaging solutions for food, beverage, personal care, household products and pharmaceuticals.

With 11,000+ installations around the world, BW Packaging brings a global perspective to solving the industry’s greatest challenges. Through innovation, application of our broad packaging expertise, and collaboration with our customers, we optimize packaging solutions for: practices. solutions.

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www.bwpackaging.com MO St. Louis connect@bwpackagingsystems.com 314/862-8000
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Chase-Logeman Corporation

336/665-0754

www.chaselogeman.com

For over 60 years, Chase-Logeman Corporation has been creating monoblock-style filling and finishing equipment. Being a fourth-generation family-owned business serving the packaging industry provides the continuity and experience to understand your production needs. ChaseLogeman has the knowledge to build automated fill/finish equipment or integrate an entire production line for a turnkey process package.

Headquartered in North Carolina, customized filling and closing equipment is all Chase-Logeman does. These designs marry form and function to assemble production equipment with the highest reliability and throughput in an intermittent motion monoblock platform.

Whether using bottles with plugs and caps, vials with stoppers, filling microliters to 125ml, sterile or industrial products, Chase-Logeman has decades of experience to provide your filling automation solution.

NC Greensboro
info@chaselogeman.com
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DTM Packaging, a Massman Company

781/749-1866

OVERVIEW

DTM Packaging, a Massman Company, specializes in manufacturing and remanufacturing of packaging equipment for entire bottling lines. Located outside of Boston, DTM provides everything from one piece of equipment to an entire packaging line, utilizing their own equipment, or by leveraging their partnerships to supply best-in-class new and pre-owned machinery. If you are searching for custom equipment or an entire line, DTM can provide the support, equipment and integration you need.

SOLUTIONS

DTM’s flagship product is their Purefil line of walking beam flow meter fillers. Purefil is available as an indexing intermittent motion or continuous motion machine. The Purefil is highly accurate, fast and adaptable to meet the most stringent filling requirements. Purefil filling technologies also include time pressure, gear pump, and pressure overflow filling. In addition to the Purefil, DTM is the exclusive agent in the USA and Canada for Ronchi Fillers and Cappers. So no matter your filling, pump capping, or trigger capping need DTM has a solution.

Some of DTM other product offerings include:

EXTENDED CAPABILITES

As part of the Massman Companies, we provide packaging solutions from the beginning to the end of your line and everything in between. Here is a sampling of additional solutions we build.

sales@dtmpackaging.com
www.dtmpackaging.com MA Hingham
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Industries

Induction Cap Sealers for Freshness, Leak Prevention & Tamper Evidence

+ Why Packagers Use Induction Cap Sealing

Enercon’s induction cap sealing technology reliably creates hermetic seals to prevent leaks, provide tamper evidence, extend shelf life, deter pilferage and preserve product freshness.

With industry leading application expertise, equipment design, and support, Enercon makes implementing induction sealing simple. Our application engineers will recommend the best power supply and sealing head for your specific product, cap and container to ensure you will always Achieve a Perfect Seal.

+ Cap Sealer Designs for Efficiency & Reliability

Our highly efficient power supplies & innovative sealing heads optimize induction fields for reliable sealing. Whether you package pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food, beverage, cosmetics or personal care products, Enercon has a system solution for you. Seal containers one at a time with the industry workhorse the Super Seal™ Jr. For continuous production line sealing, choose the Super Seal™ Touch & Super Seal™ Max with intuitive touchscreen control with remarkable features such as recipe control, operator lockout and integrated troubleshooting information.

+ New Super Seal™

For moderate & low line speeds, our NEW Super Seal™ brilliantly seals containers while offering advanced features. Integrated stalled container detection, container rejection control, fault information, and a menu-driven interface provides operators with all the tools they need for successful sealing.

+ Achieve a Perfect Seal with Enercon

Whether you are new to induction sealing or a packaging industry veteran, you will appreciate the application expertise provided to Enercon customers around the world. We offer quick start guides, application infographics, free webinars, training, and of course 24/7 service.

www.enerconind.com/sealing WI Menomonee Falls rschuelke@enerconmail.com
Enercon
262/255-6070
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Heat and Control, Inc.

Heat and Control®, a world-leading equipment manufacturer, offers the latest technology and the highest quality equipment for processing, coating and seasoning, conveying, weighing, packaging, inspection, and controls and information systems, and develops innovative solutions for production challenges.

Established in 1950, Heat and Control is a privately-owned company and has 12 manufacturing, warehouse, and associated facilities, 10 testing centers, and more than 30 offices globally. Heat and Control has partnered with other global manufacturing leaders, including Ishida (weighing packaging and inspection) and CEIA® (metal detection), and their brands include FastBack® (horizontal motion conveyors and on machine seasoning), Mastermatic (fryers), and Spray Dynamics® (coating and seasoning application systems). Heat and Control can offer a single machine or can integrate several components into a complete system and assume single-source responsibility.

Heat and Control is also able to assist manufacturers with equipment for all types of food, pharmaceutical, and non-food products, as well as provide pre- and post-sale technical support, including applications assistance, engineering, installation, parts, service, and training to maintain peak efficiency.

Heat and Control has built an extensive knowledge bank and developed a wealth of experience and expertise with access to production and technical support from a network of engineers, food technicians, field service technicians, skilled tradespeople, and support teams to provide food and non-food manufacturers with the ability to achieve their production goals.

Contact us to visit one of our demonstration centers to test products on the latest equipment.

www.heatandcontrol.com CA Hayward info@heatandcontrol.com
259-0500
(510)
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High Tek USA, Inc.

800.504.7120

www.hightekusa.com

High Tek USA has been a major player in the food weighing and packaging industry for almost 20 years. Founder and CEO, Jason Sigman started High Tek when he noticed that companies weren’t getting a quick turnaround on either the purchase or the repair of their machines. “When a weighing packaging machine goes down, the customer doesn’t have the ability to fulfill orders, which could mean loss of revenue, loss of the food product, and sometimes the loss of their business,” says Sigman. “We make sure that doesn’t happen.”

INNOVATIVE

High Tek’s machines are durable, dependable, and long-lasting, with the star being their Premium Combination Weigher. High Tek’s machines have been created with the customer’s actual needs in mind. Customers want a machine that performs the essential speed and accuracy requirements but is also easy to operate, clean, and repair. This one has so many standard features and options for customers, it delivers everything for those who need it.

24/7 SERVICE

High Tek’s 24-hour technical and emergency services just can’t be beaten in this industry. “We have structured our business like firefighters, meaning we have the tools and experience to quickly identify an issue and provide solutions,” says Sigman. “We can schedule emergency services and get a technician on a plane with parts usually within 24 hours.”

ECONOMICAL

With many large enterprise food customers, High Tek wanted to make sure that their products were not only reliable but also economical for small to medium-sized businesses as well. Ishida machines are considered the gold standard of food weighing and packaging machines, but a High Tek machine proves just as powerful and lasts just as long but without a big price tag. CA Rancho Cordova sales@hightekusa.com
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Ideal Pase, a Massman Company

OVERVIEW

Ideal Pase, a Massman Company, is a leading provider of high accuracy filling and packaging solutions. Having over 50 years of customized liquid filling and packaging machinery experience, we provide cost-effective, flexible, and reliable production capacity. The lifetime machine service and spare part offerings make Ideal Pase a leader in providing liquid filling and packaging machinery solutions to companies large and small in the paint & coatings, chemical, lubricant and food & beverage industries.

SOLUTIONS

Liquid Fillers: Ideal Pase builds Liquid Fillers for most products, container sizes, batch sizes, fill speeds and budgets. We offer semi-automated portable fillers to fully automated in-line fillers that fill any product in containers ranging from small to large bottles, pails, drums & totes. We also offer net-weight, volumetric flow meter, overflow, piston, and gear pump fillers.

Container Handlers: Ideal Pase builds an array of container handling solutions including a Semi-Automatic Depalletizer to sweep empty containers from a pallet to the filling line; and an Automatic Pail Denester that continuously feeds empty pails into your filling line without an operator pulling pails apart.

Lid Placers, Closers & Automatic Sealers: Ideal Pase manufactures closing machines that seal friction and press-on lids in a wide range of container sizes and lid types.

EXTENDED CAPABILITES

As part of the Massman Companies, we provide packaging solutions from the beginning to the end of your line and everything in between. Here is a sampling of additional solutions we build.

www.idealpakpase.com WI Madison sales@ideal-pak.com 608/241-1118
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www.kronesusa.com

Every day, millions of bottles, cans, and PET containers run through a Krones line. As a supplier for complete systems, Krones provides beverage bottlers, food producers, breweries and CPG companies all over the world with both individual machines and complete turnkey production lines. Our technology offerings are comprehensive and ever-expanding, with solutions from process technology, filling, and packaging…all the way through material flow, IT, automation, and container recycling.

With our comprehensive Lifecycle Service (LCS) aftermarket support program, Krones also provides full engineering and manufacturing support for implemented production solutions – up to 24 hours, 7 days-a-week. The robust online platform at Krones.shop offers a user-friendly experience to not only order spare parts, but also manage substitution lists, maintain customized stockkeeping, track upgrades, plan overhauls, and more. You can even access Krones Academy training courses for your on-site teams, allowing you to fully maximize your equipment investment.

Multiple Krones subsidiaries throughout North and Central America provide enhanced expertise and horsepower to meet your total packaging, production and processing needs. Serving the beverage, food, dairy, HPC and pharmaceutical industries, Krones Process Group North America provides sanitary process system expertise backed by the global depth and experience of KRONES. Leveraging over 165 years of combined experience, Krones North American subsidiaries Javlyn Process Systems, W.M. Sprinkman Corp. and Trans-Market have aligned, combining resources and knowledge to afford customers the highest level of quality.

WI Franklin

Krones Inc. is headquartered in Franklin, Wis. and is the North and Central American subsidiary of Krones AG based in Neutraubling, Germany. sales@kronesusa.com
(414) 409-4000
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623-334-7928

Turnkey solutions for your business

For over 60 years, Novembal has been a leader in plastic cap design and injection. Our extensive knowledge of the markets, our experience and our commitment to continuous quality improvement, place us among the industry leaders. By offering our customers innovative solutions, we help them maintain and build their competitive position in the market. We support our customers in each step of the process, from the conceptualization of the closure designs through industrialization and beyond:

Design Services

Our experts help customers turn their ideas into reality by providing innovative designs that make their products stand out on the shelves. Once the concept is validated through pilot tooling, an industrial solution will be provided.

Production Services

We emphasize unique solutions that offer quality, convenience and innovation to meet any need that your business may have. If a completely new or different design is required, we can tailor a closure to the needs of our customer.

We also offer tolling options. By combining an existing customers’ mold and our resources, we can produce, finish, inspect and package your product.

After Sales Support

The after-sales team provides reactive and proactive technical support to troubleshoot issues, minimize downtime and optimize your production equipment. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals in production and line efficiency.

Explore more at novembal.com

contact@novembal.com
www.novembal.com AZ Peoria
Novembal
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OPTIMA Machinery Corporation

920 339-2222

www.optima-packaging.com/en-us

Filling, closing, and packaging with state-of-the-art technology. Cuttingedge machine solutions for the entire packaging world – that is our commitment.

Incorporated in 1985, with one employee in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Optima Machinery Corporation was the first international subsidiary of Optima. Over the last 38 years, the business has grown to over 100 employees in the United States and the addition of a service hub located near Raleigh, North Carolina.

Originally established as the North American sales and service point for all Optima divisions, we provide OEM spare parts, service, support, calibration services, CG membrane repairs, multi-pack bagging machine solutions, and direct machine sales for all Optima machines delivered to the U.S. and Canada. We also represent Rianta Packaging Systems with sales and support for machines in the bakery industry.

Optima supports companies worldwide with flexible and customerspecific filling and packaging machines for pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, paper hygiene, and medical devices markets. As a provider of solutions and systems, Optima guides these companies from the product idea through successful production and throughout the entire machine life cycle. More than 3,000 experts around the globe and 19 international locations contribute to Optima’s success and ensure the worldwide availability of services.

info-usa@optima-packaging.com
WI Green Bay
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Palmer Beverage Systems

USA Made Canning Line Equipment for Beer and Beverage Companies.

Independently owned and operated with manufacturing in Lafayette, IN USA. We provide the following canning line production systems, based on filling carbonated 12oz. cans.

60 CPM 12/1 Gen 4 Rotary Counter Pressure with gravity fill including single head mechanical seamer

120 CPM 12/4 Gen 4 Rotary Counter Pressure with gravity fill including 4 head mechanical seamer

240 CPM 24/4 Gen 4 Rotary Counter Pressure with gravity fill including 4 head mechanical seamer

360 CPM 36/6 Gen 4 Rotary Counter Pressure with gravity fill including 6 head mechanical seamer

40 CPM 6/1 Gen2 In-Line Counter Pressure with gravity fill including single head mechanical seamer

Our CPM rating is based on minimum for Carbonated Product, not Still Product as it will run faster. Lower Carbonated (<2.5 v/v) and cold beer/beverage (<34F) will run faster.

Production Grade & Hygienic Design for 24/7 type Operation that outperforms anything in its class

TPOs Under 100 PPB. Many customers achieve less than 50 PPB TPO added

Low Seam Defects and Zero Leakers with the latest seam profiles and tooling

100% Stainless Steel Design Filler, Seamer, De-Pal, & conveyors –Including Frames/Bases

Allen Bradley Logix PLC/HMI Touch Screens on fillers & De-Palletizers

Digitally Controlled Product Bowl with IFM German instruments

www.palmerbeverage.systems IL Chicago sales@palmerbeverage.systems (773) 666-5051
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PDC International Corp.

203/853-1516

PDC International, founded in 1968, leads the industry in Shrink Sleeve Labeling technology. Our mission: to engineer, build and install the most robust, and most efficient, shrink sleeve labeling systems, as well as Tamper Evident Banding Equipment and high-performing shrink tunnels, for market-leading companies worldwide.

PDC offers consumer products companies, and leading contract packers, a Total Sleeving Solution. Programs begin with package analysis and material recommendations, followed by testing and prototyping, system layout and integration, and documentation. PDC’s technical support team has been praised by some of the most prominent names in consumer products. (Go to www.pdc-corp.com/customers to read 25 of them!)

PDC is known worldwide for its full body shrink sleeve labelers, which conform to every container curve, enabling decoration of the widest range of shapes – from top to bottom and 360 degrees. Our sister company, PDC Europe, headquartered in Montdidier, France, manufactures similar systems, as well as stretch sleeve applicators.

All PDC machines use a unique blade system that is proprietary to PDC. PDC Blades last Months, not Days. This rugged, heavy-service assembly is a longer-lived alternative to the “spinning knives” that are standard in competitors’ equipment.

PDC is totally vertically integrated, including engineering, machining, sheet metal, welding, and programming, . By managing every facet of manufacturing, we deliver the combination of responsiveness, quality, and agility our customers need to execute successful roll outs, produce high volumes on schedule, and maintain their competitive advantage.

We machine all components in Connecticut, and use off-the-shelf, readily available replacement parts, to maximize uptime and provide ultimate productivity.

Norwalk sales@pdc-corp.com
www.pdc-corp.com CT
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Pneumatic Scale Angelus 187

800/992-0491

www.psangelus.com

Pneumatic Scale Angelus is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of packaging solutions for wet and dry filling, capping, can seaming, and labeling applications, as well as versatile container handling systems from Zepf Solutions. We design innovative equipment, using the most advanced technologies, to the unique specifications of our customers. Since 1895, our solutions have set the standard in the Food, Beverage, Craft Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Household and Personal Care industries, and are supported by a global Service and Aftermarket network with the most robust offering of change parts and pre-owned/rebuilt solutions in the industry.

INNOVATION & EXPERTISE

As one of five Barry-Wehmiller businesses of BW Packaging and through our diverse but complementary capabilities, PSA and our sister companies provide everything from standalone machines to fully-integrated packaging lines. We serve as trusted advisors to our customers, offering products with leading-edge technology, backed by expert service technicians capable of supporting every machine manufactured since our inception.

FLAGSHIP BRANDS

PSA has earned its reputation as a leader in the design and manufacture of packaging machinery by leveraging the strengths of the most trusted and innovative brands: Angelus, Burt, Consolidated, Continental / Closetech, Mateer, Multi-Tech Systems, OnTrack, and Zepf Solutions.

CULTURE OF LEADERSHIP

As a member of the Barry-Wehmiller family, PSA strives to send our associates home each day with a sense of fulfillment. We strive to be a company people enjoy working for, doing business with, investing in, and having as part of their communities. As our Chairman Bob Chapman says, “We measure success by the way we touch the lives of people.” OH Stow sales@psangelus.com
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RONCHI AMERICA LLC

678/398-7413

www.ronchiamerica.com

Ronchi America, Ronchi Mario’s American branch, was founded in 1997 and its headquarters is located just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. We design and manufacture advanced fillers, cappers, unscramblers and orienteers for liquid products including detergents, personal care, food, chemicals, and OTC pharmaceuticals. Ronchi America’s mission is to support the U.S. and Canadian market with sales, and after-sales activities, including the installation of machines, onsite support, and training, and ensuring availability of spare parts domestically.

In 2013, to further strengthen our position in the North American market, we started producing an 18 head EXACTA stand-alone filler. This filler utilizes flow meter filling technology and Allen[1] Bradley controls. It can be easily integrated into new and existing lines and can be available in 12 weeks or less.

In 2022 we are starting the production of stand-alone servo driven spindle cappers. In this machine servo motor technology is used to control cap application torque and cap orientation. This capper is also delivered in 12 weeks subject to availability.

The Ronchi robotic bottle unscrambling system is designed to pick up and orient either symmetrical or non-symmetrical containers and place them into a programmable magnetic transport system or conventional pucks at output speeds of up to 300 plus bottles per minute.

The Ronchi filling and capping Monoblocks are designed for flexibility, agility, and accuracy. The filling technology of the filler is based on flowmeter technology, which is extremely accurate. The capper uses a series of servo motors to create a programmable cam profile, and torque application and orientation control. With the electronic cam it is possible to run caps, pumps, and triggers on the same capping turret with tool-less change over.

sales@ronchiamerica.com
GA Hiram
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Serac Inc

630/510-9343

A leader in the filling, capping, sealing & PET blow molding systems for liquid and viscous products. Serac is committed to providing personalized solutions for CPG manufacturers in the food and non-food industries. We take pride in supporting our clients to achieve high production accuracy & efficiency, with the flexibility to meet ever-changing market demands. Serac machines are designed, engineered & built in the USA.

ULTRA CLEAN FILLER-CAPPER

A portfolio of thousands of machines installed in the Dairy industry, Serac is the leading expert in Ultra-Clean filling & capping solutions for sensitive liquid & viscous food products. Ultra-Clean lines include aseptic patented filling valves, close-loop CIP, and thorough cleaning of the machine cabin.

Serac recommends a range of decontamination treatments for containers, caps & aluminum foil seals to suit customers need: Peracetic Acid, H2O2; Pulsed Light OR UV; BluStream® (electron beams); Ozonated Water, Demoiler. With the right upstream processing equipment, Serac UltraClean Filling & Capping System can help achieve customers’ 60 to 120 days of product shelf life. Do you need more? Contact us to discover our Aseptic System.

LINEA XS PREFORM CUP FILLER

A multi-functional cup filler for medium or high outputs. This can be combined with UV, pulsed light or H2O2 decontamination modules. Round paper cups, plastic, glass material from 50mm to 180mm diameter, rectangular cups up to 200mmx130mm

PET STRETCH BLOW MOLDER

Serac series of PET blow molding machines are the solution for mediumsize bottlers to keep control of transporting & storing costs. This is designed to produce formats from large, 5L edible oil containers, to as small as 50ml. Output range to 18k bottles/hour, this series distinguishes itself with innovative design, operator safe user friendly, increasing production uptime. Easy access all around, many openings & two sliding doors, the mold sliding rack is designed for easy mold changeover.

www.serac-group.com
Info@serac-usa.com
IL Carol Stream
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Shemesh Automation

Established in 1990, Shemesh Automation is a private-equity backed business, with over 30 years’ experience in delivering automated packaging solutions to major manufacturers around the world.

With a focus on linear and rotary filling machines, capping machines, sealing machines and labelling machines our solutions are used across a wide range of industries including food & beverage, pharma & biotech, cosmetics and chemicals. In addition, we offer particular expertise in packaging for liquids and viscous fluids using either rigid or flexible packaging containers.

Shemesh Automation is based strategically across the globe with offices in the USA, Israel, France and the UK as well as sales and support teams in Europe, the Americas and the Far East.

This combination has enabled us to develop an impressive range of packaging solutions and systems to meet requirements of the highest standards while delivering a compelling, consistent ROI to our clients.

Partnering with Shemesh Automation, experts in automated packaging systems, our customers don’t simply get a machine but engage in a meaningful, long-term relationship through which they can build their business on our experience, knowledge, reliability, and, most importantly, integrity.

Alongside this, and over the last 20 years, Shemesh Automation has also focused its considerable resources into pioneering downstream packaging solutions for the nonwovens sector through our sister company Shemesh Automation Wet Wipes (www.sawetwipes.com). This investment in design and manufacture has established us at the forefront of the nonwovens industry as one of the leading providers of packaging solutions in the sector.

From single machines through to complete turnkey production lines we deliver solutions individually tailored to our customers’ specific needs.

www.shemeshautomation.com WI Green Bay sa@shemeshautomation.com +1 443 761 8744
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People all over the world consume products packaged by Sidel Group solutions every day.

Each of those packaging solutions is developed according to our goal to deliver the highest quality standards to consumers. We are a leading provider of equipment, services and complete solutions for packaging liquids, foods, home and personal care products in PET, can, glass, brick, carton, pouch and other materials.

There are close to 40,000 Sidel Group machines in operation in over 190 countries today. Every one of them is the result of over 170 years of proven experience and innovation.

We continually focus on providing our partners with proven expertise in blowing, filling, labelling, material-handling, end-of-line and lineengineering solutions, including an innovative focus on the factory of tomorrow.

Delivering this level of performance requires that we stay flexible. We continuously ensure we understand our customers’ changing challenges and commit to meeting their unique performance and sustainability goals. We do this through dialogue and by understanding the needs of their markets, production and value chains. In turn, we apply our solid technical knowledge and smart data analytics to ensure lifetime productivity reaches its full potential.

We call it Performance through Understanding.

contact_americas@sidel.com
Sidel Inc.
www.sidel.com GA Norcross
678/221-3000
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Specialty Equipment

467-3432

www.specialtyequipment.com

Since 1969, Specialty Equipment Corporation has been a leading manufacturer of American-made packaging systems. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, we have built our reputation on manufacturing high-end packaging machinery and material handling systems including:

» Liquid fillers for Pails, Drums, Bottles, and Totes

» Drum and Pallet Conveyors

» Palletizers

» Solids Fillers for Pails, Drums, and Super Sacks

» IIoT software

Specialty Equipment is well known for building the most rugged drum, tote, pail and bottle filling machines for the agriculture, chemical, cleaning, coating, food, lube, and sealant industries.

Benefits of using Specialty Equipment Liquid Fillers:

» Improves Efficiencies & Accuracy

» Increase Production & Maximize Uptime

» Add Savings to Your Bottom Line

Over our 50 years in business, we have developed a full product line of automatic and semi-automatic liquid filling machines and conveyors for industries like; agriculture, chemical, cleaners, coatings, flavors, food, food additives, lubricants, and sealant manufacturers. The products we fill and convey include; drums, pails, bins, bottles, jugs, totes, pallets, and rubber bales, a customized product.

We continue to provide high-quality packaging systems to fortune 500 companies and have developed an intuitive software to improve the filling operations for companies of all sizes. TX Houston info@specialtyequipment.com
(833)
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GIVEAWAY? Only when you’re feeling generous. Make precision your biggest savings!

MAX PRECISION = ZERO WASTE = PROFIT POTENTIAL

You can count on WeightPack to deliver an accurate net weight fill of your high value liquid or powder product to your loyal customers.

Family owned WeightPack is the first name in net weight fillers for your products. For over 45 years our team has invested in perfecting the most accurate means possible for measuring out and delivering top quality liquids and powders into containers. Measuring the precise quantity of product put inside the primary package—at the destination—means what you weigh is what you get.

The primary package is completed with our integrated closure systems: Direct Drive servo cappers, pump dispenser and trigger sprayer applicators, as well as custom sealers.

CPG producers across a wide spectrum benefit from WeightPack precision: cosmetics, OTC pharmaceuticals, dairy and juices, edible oils, sauces and condiments, peanut butter—even coffee and nutritional powders and more benefit from the easily sanitized sensor-free product delivery path. Sanitary containments and packaging treatment are available for up to 5-LOG reduction.

Home care and personal care, chemicals, paints, automotive; stiff and foaming, corrosive and flammable liquids; production rates from 30 to 800 parts per minute and containers from 1 oz. to 35 lbs. all find the perfect solution in WeightPack machines.

Our Virginia based team serves our North American customers with a well-stocked spare parts store, dedicated service technicians, reliability maintenance programs, project management and training, and in-house fabrication for container and cap change parts as well as emergency parts.

www.weightpack.com VA Powhatan Leaders@WeightPack.com
WEIGHTPACK, Inc.
(804)598-4512
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Yamato Corporation

262/236-0000

YamatoAmericas.com

Yamato is always the best way to weigh.

Yamato Corporation is the leading provider of automatic, commercial, and industrial weighing solutions in North, Central, and South America. Our industry strengths include cheese, poultry, snack foods, confectionery, prepared meals, fresh produce, and more. Whether your product is dry and free-flowing, wet and sticky, or frozen and a little difficult to run, a Yamato scale can weigh it for packaging.

Yamato scales offer supreme accuracy and support a wide variety of markets. Our combination weighers, checkweighers, and depositors can address virtually any packaging application. Our commercial scales offer convenient weighing for a range of retail markets, and our industrial solutions are ideal for very high target weights.

We promise you the Yamato Difference. As Yamato – not a distributor or agent – we’re easily accessible and available to offer you direct advice and support. We understand that you need non-stop performance. We promise you’ll get that from our scales, and from us. That’s the Yamato Difference.

Yamato Corporation is a subsidiary of Yamato Scale Co., Ltd., headquartered in Akashi, Japan. Founded in 1920, Yamato Scale Co. is celebrating over 100 years of providing innovative, high-quality weighing equipment and systems to customers around the world.

Learn more and find your scale at YamatoAmericas.com

WI Grafton info@yamatoamericas.com
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LLC

ZimaPack, LLC was started to fill a demand of true liquid net weight filling at an affordable price. The company is headquartered in Chester, Virginia and has representation throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe. Our machines are designed and built in the USA. ZimaPack can customize machinery to accommodate a wide range of products and better serve its customers by creating effective packaging solutions.

We design our machines for maximum efficiency and reliability, providing various equipment types, including Rotary, Inline, Single-Head and SemiAutomatic. We can offer solutions for Fillers, Cappers, Rinsers, Monoblock combinations, Robots and even Full-Line integrations.

Operators can create custom recipes with their desired tare and filling weight, and a Residual Correction Feature accounts for the last drop after nozzles have shut off. Machines are designed with auto internal and external cleaning and snap-in parts allow for tool-less changeovers. All machines are equipped with a No Container, No Fill feature to prevent an accidental release of product. ZimaPack machines accommodate a wide range of container types (glass, plastic, aluminum, bottles, jars, pails, etc.) and caps (screw-on, press-on, pump, ROPP, etc.)

Our clients also have the benefit of our expertise in additional application solutions, like nitrogen applications, anti-foam nozzles, explosion-proof machines, and fillers for high viscosity products. We design filling solutions for most every size and type of product and fill the needs of a wide variety of industries, from food service to industrial settings.

Our machines are completely PLC-based, operator-friendly, include username access levels and custom reporting. Best of all, ZimaPack offers 24/7 Remote IT Support, allowing one of our technicians to directly communicate with your team and machinery no matter the time. If a technician is needed at your facility, we guarantee a Same-Day Response Policy. Do you have a need for new machinery? Contact ZimaPack today.

www.zimapack.com VA South Chesterfield info@zimapack.com
804-372-0707 ZimaPack,
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BULK HANDLING/FILLING EQUIPMENT

ROTO-PACKER | High-Speed Bagging

The Haver Roto-Packer is our rotating valve bag packer. Made for weighing and filling dry bulk materials, using 3 to 16 filling spouts on one rotating body. We’re able to fill from 10 to 100lb valve bags. A fully automated solution when you need capacity.

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Versatile Powder Bagging Solution

nVenia’s VLR-B Fine Powder Filling machine is designed for bagging a wide variety of powder products in a cost-effective and reliable manner. It delivers accurate and repeatable weighments while minimizing the production of airborne particulates and dust.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 32

CAPPING

Direct Drive Servo Trigger Applicators

Direct Drive servo closure applicators for lids, caps, pump dispensers and trigger sprayers.

Giveaway?

Only when you’re feeling generous.

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AQUARIUS MONOBLOC - Servo Fill-Cap-Torque-Label Packaging System

Aquarius Monobloc automatic liquid filling machine utilizes a Fill-Plug-Cap-Torque system designed for liquid filling applications in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, biotech, food, and e-liquid industries. https://bellatrx. com/products/aquarius-monobloc/

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Automatic Gantry-Style Drum & Tote Fillers

Ideal Pase, a Massman Company provides liquid filler solutions inclusive of drum/tote fillers. The drum/tote fillers are available with auto bung-location vision systems for hands free lance placement and high accuracy net weight filling.

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CAPPING

Cappers totally American with an Italian Heart

Ronchi cappers are now proudly built in Atlanta, Georgia. Available in 12 weeks or less at a special introductory price.

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All-Fill, Inc.

All-Fill designs, manufactures, services and supports a line of packaging machinery including; auger, piston, vibratory & cup fillers, bagging, checkweighing, labeling & bottle unscrambling and capping equipment.

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Filling, Handling, Blending, Seaming Equipment

Bevcorp is a full-service packaging equipment provider - offering solutions for your can and bottle filling, blending, handling, and seaming equipment, parts, & service needs. We pledge to provide the best option for your equipment and budget.

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Chase-Logeman: Monoblock Fillers for All Industries

Chase-Logeman designs and manufactures monoblock-style filling and closing equipment up to 3600 containers per hour and handles products chemicals, water, and flammable liquids. Let Chase Logeman automate your filling process

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 176

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KRONES Modulfill Bloc FS-C: All in One Can Filler-Seamer Block

Our newest can filler/seamer is marked by its new filling valve which, thanks to its inductive flow meter, ensures the highest level of accuracy. For sensitive beverages the KRONES Modulfill Bloc FS-C is also available with a compact clean room.

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USA Made Canning Line Equipment for Beer and Beverage Companies.

Since 2015, we have installed over 125 lines globally. Our systems range 40-400 Cans Per Minute. Beer-Carbonated Beverages-Still Wine-Hard Seltzer. Standard-Sleek-Slim Formats with easy changeover designs. We provide complete canning line solutions.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 185

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Net Weight Filling/Capping/Decontamination/Bottle Blowing

Serac Inc is a leader in net weight filling, decontamination & blow molding. Our proximity & flexibility allow us to offer personalized solutions. Trust our expertise for the best results including our customer service maintenance, parts & training.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 189

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Walking Beam Flow Meter Filler

DTM Packaging, a Massman Company builds Fillers, Conveyors, Accumulation Tables, Cappers, Puckers, Depuckers & More. DTM can also provide equipment and support for full line integration.

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CUTTING EDGE MACHINE SOLUTIONS FOR THE ENTIRE PACKAGING WORLD

Optima Machinery Corporation

1330 Contract Drive Green Bay, WI 54304 Phone 920-339-2222

info-usa@optima-packaging.com

www.optima-packaging.com

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PSA 1800 Mass Flow Filler/Capper Monoblock for Pharma and HPC

From viscous products to those with low surface tension and a tendency to foam, the PSA 1800 offers hygienic design and quick changeover. Available in mass flow or net weigh, up to 42 filling heads (dependent on fill volumes and capping application).

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Experts in Supplying A-Z Turnkey Packaging Lines

Shemesh supplies fully automatic A-Z Turnkey Packaging Solutions for a wide range of products. Liquid & Solid Filling Machines, Powder Filling Machines, Sealing Machines, Capping Machines, Labelling Machines, Case Packers, Custom Design, Service & Support.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 190

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Here are the latest advances in bulk handling/ lling equipment, capping and lling/capping equipment - dry, liquid & viscous, tamper-evident machinery, and weighing/combination scales.

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EvoFILL Can: Top quality products at an advanced performance level

EvoFILL Can, is the most technologically advanced filler for cans, combining the best hygienic conditions with a greater flexibility, sustainability, and performance levels. This results in outstanding product quality and the lowest TCO.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 191

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Automatic Servo-Driven Bottle Filling System

Our rugged bottle filling and capping machines are well suited for lubricants, oils, and household product industries. Fill from 2 oz. to 13 gallons; available in 1 - 14 filling heads, up to 60 bottles per minute, both flowmeter and piston-based fillers.

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High Precision Net Weight Filling and Capping

Flexible liquid product delivery: tank or tubes, hydrostatic or volumetric. High precision net weight filling is our name.

Giveaway?

Only when you’re feeling generous.

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TAMPER-EVIDENT MACHINERY

Achieve a Perfect Seal with the Industry’s Best Technology

Super Seal™ cap sealers prevent leaks, preserve freshness and deter pilferage for retail & e-commerce packaging. Our unique technology optimizes sealing energy for efficient & consistent cap sealing. Enjoy expert advice and support with Enercon.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 178

FILLING/CAPPING, LIQUID & VISCOUS

Automatic Servo-Driven Bottle Filling System

Our rugged, fully-automatic bottle filling machine is designed to fill up to 50 bottles or quarts per minute. This rotary filler fills by dosing with pistons, flowmeters, or peristaltic pumps. Ideal for lubricants, oils, cleaning, or personal healthcare/beauty products.

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Unified Flex Packaging Technologies - Spouted Pouch Fill and Cap

Manufactured in North America, we offer 2 models for liquid fill and cap; SpoutPak RS-2 and SpoutPak RS-4 for packaging viscous and free flowing liquids, even those containing particulates. Call us at 1-866-369-4181 or email sales@unifiedflex.com

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TAMPER-EVIDENT MACHINERY

Don’t tamper with your bottom line

For more than 30 years, Axon has been a leader in providing flexible, dependable tamper band systems. Designed for low to high-speed applications, HydroTech™’s patented film-delivery system minimizes rework and reduces costly downtime.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 94

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Achieve a Perfect Seal with the Leader in Cap Sealing

With billions of containers sealed around the world, Enercon offers application expertise to optimize our induction cap sealing equipment and support to ensure you Achieve a Perfect Seal.

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TAMPER-EVIDENT MACHINERY

The Best Team in Shrink Labeling Now Offers Roll-Fed Labeling

Sleeve Seal labelers combine built-to-last manufacturing with state-of-the-art engineering to produce high speed, robust machines with intelligent Allen Bradley controls. Sleeve Seal labelers are engineered to provide performance with ease of use.

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WEIGHING/COMBINATION SCALES

Trust the World Leader in Weighing Technology

Heat and Control® offers equipment for packaging, processing, and more. Ishida multihead weigher’s advanced automation raises the bar in high-speed challenging weighing applications, delivers unbeatable value, and improves packaging efficiencies.

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WEIGHING/COMBINATION SCALES

Always the best way to weigh.

Yamato Dataweigh™ Combination Scales can be used to package by target weight or by piece count. Every Yamato multihead weigher comes with the capability to include a software that counts and drops products by their individual weight.

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WEIGHING/COMBINATION SCALES

Multihead Combination Scales and Vertical Form Fill Seal Packager

This line packs a wide range of products, from grains, frozen foods, all the way to small hardware and plastic parts. It weighs, forms a bag, fills and seals the bag with the products, at a speed of 50 ppm with programable memory at an affordable price.

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The Premium Combination Weigher Delivers

High Tek’s combination weighers deliver a user-friendly interface, ease of operation, fully enclosed radial feeders, dual opening springless hoppers, speeds of up to 120 BPM, the ability to quickly clean the machine with no tools, and so much more.

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ANRITSU PRODUCT INSPECTION & DETECTION

(847) 419-9729

www.anritsu.com/infivis

Protect Your Brand Against Recalls and Consumer Complaints

Manufacturers worldwide rely on Anritsu’s contaminant detection and quality inspection equipment. We deliver a level of precision, reliability and support that truly advances the quality of your products and the efficiency of your operations.

How much of your products do consumers inspect? 100% Reduce consumer complaints and product recalls with the world’s most installed food X-ray. Anritsu X-ray systems give producers the best combination of performance, reliability and low cost of ownership.

The Anritsu X-ray Advantage

Anritsu X-rays come standard with HD imaging that outperforms competitors in finding metal, bone, glass and stone contaminants. The fully-featured XR75 series offers long component life plus easy operation & maintenance.

contaminants

About Anritsu

An engineering-driven company, Anritsu has 175,000 inspection installations since 1964 with worldwide sales and service, and available CE

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Bunting is an industry leader in the design, manufacture, and sales of innovative magnetic technology, metal detection, and conveyor systems for many industries, including packaging.

ENSURE A PURE PRODUCT PRIOR TO PACKAGING

Bunting pioneered the industry standard FF Magnetic Separation Drawer for the effective removal of ferrous metal contaminants from product flow. The drawers are equipped with powerful magnetic cartridges to separate metal contaminants in gravity flow applications. The drawer magnets ensure metal fragments are removed before plastic is molded for containers.

DETECT METAL CONTAMINANTS WITHIN PACKAGED PRODUCTS

Don’t let metal slip through after it has been packaged. Bunting’s metal detectors sense and reject extremely small particles of ferrous and nonferrous metal. Custom-designed conveyor belt systems are incorporated with meTRON metal detection technology to reliably detect and reject metal while maintaining efficient product flow.

TWO INSPECTION DEVICES. ONE EASY TO USE PRODUCT. Detect and reject metal contaminants and ensure the desired weight of your product. With one common interface, Bunting’s Metal Detector Checkweigher Combo is easy to operate and requires less space on your line. It’s Simple Assurance toward the highest quality.

Bunting’s custom design capabilities ensure that no matter what industry you are working in, you will receive a custom designed piece of equipment that meets the exact needs of your specific application. With international headquarters in Newton, Kansas, Bunting has modern manufacturing facilities in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and England. Discover what Bunting can do for you at buntingmagnetics.com.

KS Newton newton@buntingmagnetics.com
www.buntingmagnetics.com
316-284-2020 Bunting
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CASSEL Inspection

CASSEL Inspection delivers reliable, durable, and customizable metal detection, X-ray inspection, and checkweighing equipment for any industry, whether you’re processing food or producing cosmetics, textiles, or plastic containers. From raw materials to finished products, ensure your line is free from contaminants.

Metal Detectors - Optimal protection from metal contaminants. With a range of handling mechanisms, reject devices, and hygienic design features, CASSEL Inspection metal detectors can be optimized for your operations. Paired with our proprietary software, these features make it easy to achieve reliable accuracy while minimizing false rejects. Our metal detectors deliver protection for every aspect of your business:

further damage, minimizes downtime and costly repairs, and avoids contaminated products that must be scrapped.

X-ray Inspection - Enhanced protection from metal, glass, & other contaminants and for quality control of incomplete products. Our engineers work to understand your production environment and develop a system suited to your requirements. Whether you need to detect metal, glass, ceramic, or dense plastic contaminants, or incorporate quality control by confirming proper product positioning, unflawed packaging, or fill level within containers, XRAY SHARK systems offer the flexibility and sensitivity to provide complete protection. Our engineers provide on-site or remote assistance and have the expertise to help you succeed.

CASSEL Inspection metal detectors, X-ray scanners, and checkweighers ensure consistent product quality. Protect your consumers, machinery, and brand. We are your trusted partner for reliable, responsive, and highquality inspection capabilities for consumer goods. Contact us to fulfill your retailer’s requirements and elevate your food safety program with CASSEL’s complete protection through thoughtful design.

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www.cassel-inspection.com WI Oak Creek us.sales@cassel-inspection.com
414-574-4220
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Eriez’ equipment for the packaging industry includes metal detectors and magnetic separators for metal contaminant removal, as well as a full line of vibratory feeders, conveyors and screeners.

Eriez’ compact Vibratory Feeders handle high-speed packaging, difficult products like flour, leafy and gummy products, and high material flow applications. These electromagnetic drives are energy efficient, low maintenance with no moving parts, and can be mated with a range of sanitary and non-sanitary trays.

Eriez Xtreme Metal Detectors offer best-in-class performance to safeguard against both ferrous and nonferrous metal contaminants. This equipment is very effective for identifying and removing stainless steel fragments in conveyed, gravity flow and liquid line sanitary processing applications. Detectors are positioned at different locations throughout the process from bulk and raw material through final package inspection. There is no better solution to ensure your product is metal-free than using Eriez magnets for steel removal and using Eriez Xtreme® metal detectors to reject nonferrous metals like aluminum, brass, stainless steel and more.

Visit Eriez.com for FREE downloadable guides packed with information to help you choose the equipment you need to fit your unique application. Eriez.com features more than 250 packaging solutions, from our best-inclass vibratory feeders, conveyors, screeners, and metal detectors, to our wide selection of magnetic plates, grates and traps. Many of Eriez’ most popular magnetic separators, vibratory feeders and controls are available for next day shipment.

www.eriez.com
eriez@eriez.com
Eriez
PA Erie
814/835-6000
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Fortress Technology, Inc.

www.fortresstecnology.com

We’re trusted by thousands of global manufacturers to design, and maintain inspection equipment that deliver exactly what they promise. From food to consumer goods; pharmaceutical to bulk; metal detectors to checkweighers and combination systems; Fortress machines are designed to catch contaminants, reduce waste, spot product defects, comply with weight legislation and reduce production downtime - wherever in the world you manufacture or export to.

Fortress systems are manufactured in our state-of-the-art facilities in Canada, the UK and Brazil and are offered with a ‘Never Obsolete’ guarantee, ensuring our newest technology can be installed in products built 25+ years ago. At Fortress, we’ve built our reputation on providing the highest standard of customer service in the industry. Our factorytrained Service technicians extend to a global support network that simply provides the best, most efficient response whenever you require our help.

Safeguard your customers and protect your brand with metal detectors, checkweighers, and combination systems from Fortress Technology. For more information about a customized solution for your operation, reach out to our experts today. ON Toronto sales@fortresstechnology.com 416 754 2898
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LMI Technologies

LMI Technologies brings 40+ years of leadership experience in developing smart 3D scanning and inspection solutions for the packaging and logistics industry.

Gocator for Package Dimensioning

LMI’s Gocator 2490 laser profiler provides a fast and accurate method for 3D measurement of parcel dimensions. Just one downward facing, wide field of view Gocator 2490 can measure the length, width, height, and location of multiple packages per second as they travel inline down a conveyor belt. All of the measurements are made on-sensor, using our web browser-based user interface, with no separate software or programming required.

NEW! Legal for Trade Certified Parcel Dimensioning with Gocator

LMI now offers a Gocator 2490 NTEP Legal for Trade-certified solution for the accurate data capture of multi-dimensional measurements (LxWxH) used in the calculation of dimensional weight for parcels.

Gocator for Void Filling

For more advanced Void Filling applications, the Gocator 2880, with it’s dual camera configuration, delivers occlusionless scanning within the box or tote using a single sensor. A series of on-sensor Gocator software tools are then used to calculate the volume of empty space within the box. Gocator 3D smart sensors are particularly effective in this application for their ability to scan irregular or high contrast objects in the package. The ability to scan irregular objects is also useful for imaging the external surface of flexible, plastic packages such as polybags, which many shipping companies are starting to use more of.

With these applications and many more, LMI is proud to support a booming shipping industry with its smart 3D sensor technology.

www.lmi3d.com/industries/packaging BC Burnaby contact@lmi3d.com (604) 636 1011
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METTLER

Product Inspection

METTLER TOLEDO is the world’s largest manufacturer of metal detectors, checkweighers, X-ray and vision inspection equipment, delivering a wide range of solutions for foreign body protection, regulatory compliance, and improved profits. Systems range from economical to state-of-the-art with customized material handling solutions.

Safeline metal detectors automatically reject all types of metal contaminants, including the most difficult to detect stainless steel. Systems are offered for dry, bulk, packaged, liquid or frozen products for gravity feed, conveyorized, pumped and throat applications.

Safeline x-ray inspection systems use high-performance image processing to detect and reject all types of dense physical contaminants, as well as measure mass, check for missing or broken product, and confirm fill levels to guarantee product and package integrity.

CI-Vision machine vision systems verify label content and integrity to prevent recalls. The use of these systems in your food safety program can help you prove due diligence, pass regulatory audits, and protect your brand.

Hi-Speed checkweighers deliver productivity and profits. A wide range of sizes and configurations are available to handle nearly any container type or package design even at high production rates to ensure accurate product delivery, reduced giveaway, and optimized production processes. Patented weighing technology and over 50 years of package handling expertise ensures repeatable performance from the first to the last package weighed maintaining tight production tolerances.

As a member of OMAC, METTLER TOLEDO is committed to connectivity and data storage and retrieval to help meet regulatory requirements. Inspection systems can be connected using a variety of methods, including our own ProdX data collection and management software.

www.mt.com/pi FL Lutz pi.marketing@mt.com
813/889-9500
TOLEDO
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Teledyne TapTone provides a wide range of innovative and patented package inspection systems.

TapTone’s versatile and cost-effective technologies can be deployed for leak detection, vacuum and pressure, and fill level analysis to cover a wide array of project needs. TapTone’s proven and reliable systems allow for maximum flexibility and rapid product changeover to accommodate the ever-evolving requirements of the consumer packaged-goods sector.

TapTone user interfaces are capable of operating multiple sensor systems simultaneously, while requiring only a small amount of floor space and virtually no alterations to clients’ current on-site infrastructure, making them well suited for easy integration into existing production lines.

TapTone’s package inspection technologies and product rejection solutions ensure that clients can be provided with the most suitable system for their respective container types, line configuration and budgetary requirements.

Reliable leak sensors for the packaging industry, TapTone supplies a wide variety of dependable leak and fill level inspection systems that have been specially developed to analyze both rigid and flexible packaging formats, including plastic, metal and glass containers.

These solutions incorporate a broad range of technologies to reliably test the relative vacuum or pressure level within users’ packaging, while also being ideal for leak detection purposes.

TapTone’s innovative leak detection systems are used in conjunction with our functional and easy-to-operate user interface, which can be supplied in two different variants depending on the customers’ intended application and budget goals. With more than 50 years of experience in the packaging industry and having introduced a number of patented technologies, TapTone provides solutions that enable clients to stay competitive in a rapidly evolving market climate.

www.taptone.com MA North Falmouth TapTone@Teledyne.com 508/563-1000 Teledyne TapTone
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Do you have an in-motion product weighing challenge? Then Wipotec is your answer. Our checkweighers deliver precision, accuracy, and repeatability in robust product and package weighing applications. Our X-Ray scanners and vision systems ensure that foods are free of foreign body contamination while maximizing package integrity, and product labeling accuracy. Wipotec’s TQS modular serialization and aggregation machines guard against counterfeit products entering the global supply chain. Wipotec manufacturing takes place in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The Atlanta metro area is home to the company’s North American operations. The metro Atlanta facility includes training rooms, a product showroom, application engineering labs, and an expansive spare parts warehouse.

Checkweighers

Checkweighers prevent under filling and overfilling of product, resulting in brand protection and cost reduction due to less product giveaway. Wipotec checkweighers use EMFR weigh cells to deliver the fastest and most accurate product weights possible at throughputs up to 650 ppm. The modular design of these machines enables support for a wide variety of machine options including metal detectors.

X-Ray Scanners and Vision Systems

Our X-Ray scanners and vision systems prevent expensive product recalls. These machines maximize product safety and packaging integrity. X-Ray scanners are ideal for foreign body contaminant detection, package completeness, and fill-level checks. Vision systems do a great job verifying product label contents and correct placement on your packages.

TQS Serialization and Aggregation Machines

These modular machines got their start in the pharmaceutical industry ensuring end-to-end tracking of medications in order to keep counterfeit products out of the supply chain. Driven by global compliance regulations, these machines employ open interfaces and software that delivers the flexibility needed to meet each country’s track and trace requirements. These machines are now finding use in various industries such as cosmetics, medical devices, cannabis, and personal care products.

www.Wipotec.com/us GA Lawrenceville info.usa@wipotec.com (678) 344-8300 Wipotec
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Here are the latest advances in checkweighers, metal detectors, package & material testing equipment, vision inspection systems, and x-ray systems.

CHECKWEIGHERS

The Premium Combination Weigher Delivers

High Tek’s combination weighers deliver a user-friendly interface, ease of operation, fully enclosed radial feeders, dual opening springless hoppers, speeds of up to 120 BPM, the ability to quickly clean the machine with no tools, and so much more.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 180

CHECKWEIGHERS

Weighing & Product Inspection Solutions

Wipotec North America is synonymous with high-quality technology, machines with the highest accuracy possible, ultra-fast weighing and product inspection solutions.Our product inspection machines include Metal Detectors, X-Ray and Serialization and Aggregation.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 209

METAL DETECTORS

Two inspection devices. One easy to use product.

With one common interface, Bunting’s Metal Detector Checkweigher Combo is easy to operate and requires less space on your line. Detect and reject metal and ensure the desired weight of your product. It’s Simple Assurance toward the highest quality.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 202

METAL DETECTORS

Explore Product Inspection Solutions from Fortress Technology

Fortress Technology is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and sales of industrial metal detection and checkweighing systems. A wide range of inspection solutions are available and supported by the Fortress Never Obsolete commitment.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 205

CHECKWEIGHERS

Maximize OEE and Boost Your Profits

Our checkweighers are available in a wide range of sizes and configurations to handle nearly any container type or package design even at high production rates to ensure accurate product delivery, reduced giveaway, and an optimized production process.

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CHECKWEIGHERS

Always the best way to checkweigh.

Yamato checkweighers provide unparalleled performance. Whether you want to check a package weight, the content of pre-packed bags, or detect foreign objects in your packaged goods, Yamato checkweighers can monitor your entire packaging flow.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 194

METAL DETECTORS

Metal Detection with Automatic Reject In-Stock for Quick Delivery

Eriez Xtreme Metal Detector conveyor systems are now available with fully automated reject devices for continuous production with no belt stoppage. Includes Air Blast or Push Arm reject devices with integrated controls, easy-to-use touchscreen interface.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 204

METAL DETECTORS

Protect Consumers and Your Brand

We offer a broad range of solutions for keeping metal contaminants out of your bulk, packaged, gravity fed or pumped products for ultimate food safety and brand protection. All systems are backed by custom engineering and nationwide field service.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 207

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Here are the latest advances in checkweighers, metal detectors, package & material testing equipment, vision inspection systems, and x-ray systems.

PACKAGE & MATERIAL TESTING EQUIPMENT

High Speed Leak Inspection for Non-Pressurized Plastic Containers

TapTone’s Compression and Dual Sensor Compression systems identify leaking containers on high speed bottling lines. Accurate leak detection as small as 0.508 mm (0.020 in) or 0.152 mm (0.006 in) (application, system. and container dependent)

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X-RAY SYSTEMS

The Anritsu X-ray Advantage

Anritsu X-rays come standard with HD imaging that outperforms competitors in finding metal, bone, glass and stone contaminants. Our XR75 series offers long component life plus easy operation & maintenance.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 201

X-RAY SYSTEMS

Protect Your Brand and Increase Productivity

We offer a broad range of product inspection solutions, including x-ray systems with advanced software for unmatched detection of physical contaminants with low false rejects, helping to increase uptime and safeguard your customers and brand.

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Find More Inspection & Testing Equipment Suppliers

VISION INSPECTION SYSTEMS

Regulatory Compliance and Brand Protection

Our systems perform accurate label and package quality inspections on all types of packaged products at high speeds, Systems can also prevent label mix-up, one of the leading causes of recalls, to ensure brand protection and avoid costly lawsuits.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 207

X-RAY SYSTEMS

Elevate X-ray Inspection With CASSEL Inspection’s SHARK® XD38

Detect contaminants (metal, ceramic, stone, glass) & do more with a customized solution. The XD38 is good for packaged products like plastic packaging, jars, cartons, & metal foil or cans. Easy cleaning & maintenance. Washdown option. Remote support.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 203

X-RAY SYSTEMS

Ensure Your Products are Free From Contaminants

By combining high-resolution, low energy x-ray technology with innovative hardware and high-performance image processing, our systems detect and reject all types of dense contaminants, measure product mass, and check for missing or broken product.

SEE OUR PROFILE ON PAGE 207

PMMI ProSource is a free online directory with 460 categories of validated suppliers of packaging machinery, materials, and service solutions. With a powerful search engine and the ability to filter solutions by machine feature and package type, ProSource brings vetted suppliers to you. Visit www.prosource.org today.

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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corporation

727/937-5144

Since 1940, the A-B-C brand has represented quality, innovation, and service in packaging machinery. It’s this total package that makes a difference every day on our customers’ production lines around the world. We build robust machines, stand behind our products, and work diligently to help our customers achieve their packaging and product protection goals.

We know packagers are challenged to do more with less, and we’re responding with new machines that combine ergonomic designs with intelligent control, built for long operating life with low cost of ownership. We’ve expanded our case erector and case sealer lines to offer more standard models for midrange and high speed lines. Our robotic packing solutions combine A-B-C’s workhorse performance with ultimate versatility for changing packaging requirements. Best-in-class HMI automation is standard, giving our customers top performing machines that deliver userfriendly operation and offer top flexibility in their plant integration.

A-B-C machines operate in many industries in plants around the world: case erecting, packing, sealing, palletizing, depalletizing, and decasing. Packagers trust us for quality machines that stand the test of time, supported by comprehensive service and support for the life of their equipment. With over 80 years of serving the industry, we have earned many loyal customers, and repeat business is the cornerstone of our success. When it comes to packaging machines, we know the business. We’d like the opportunity to earn yours.

www.abcpackaging.com FL Tarpon Springs abcwebleads@abcpackaging.com
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Aero Rubber Company®, Inc.

SUSTAINABLE RUBBER BANDS STABILIZE LOADS AND REPLACE SHRINK WRAP

After warehouse receiving or production, loose products often need to be stretch-wrapped and unwrapped multiple times during internal material movement. Since shrink wrap material and disposal costs can amount to thousands of dollars each year, businesses are increasingly looking for alternative, sustainable palletizing solutions.

While rubber pallet bands are not suited for long-distance transportation, they deliver outstanding performance within your facility or between close locations.

HOW CAN JUST ONE BAND STABILIZE AN ENTIRE PALLET?

Simple physics. When placing a band across the top row, the weight of that row will hold everything below in place. Additional bands or corner boards can be added for exceptionally heavy or uneven loads. Areas of applications include pallet-loads of boxes, totes, plastic drums, paint cans, beer kegs and more. Benefits include:

Rubber pallet bands can alleviate some safety concerns as well. Pallet loads will stay in place when lifted onto higher shelves. They also lower the chance of injuries from the cumbersome process of pallet wrapping and equipment usage.

Rubber pallet bands are an impactful step toward a greener business. Since they are reusable and extremely durable, the same band can be used many times before having to be replaced. They can also avert waste management violations from excessive plastic wrap accumulation.

IL Tinley Park sales@aerorubber.com
www.aerorubber.com/pallet-bands
800/662-1009
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BW Integrated Systems

BW Integrated Systems is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of end-of-line packaging equipment and robotic automation solutions, as well as the execution of integrated packaging systems. Our company attributes its decades of success to three simple principles: “People, Products, Performance.”

PEOPLE:

Striking the appropriate balance between a people-centric culture where everybody matters and industry-leading performance is core to our business. As a member of the Barry-Wehmiller family, we strive to be a company that enables its associates to return home daily with a true sense of fulfillment. Our mission is to be a company that people enjoy working for, doing business with, investing in, and having as part of their communities.

PRODUCTS:

Our diverse portfolio comprises trusted legacy products (Ambec, Fleetwood, Goldco, Nigrelli, SWF, Tisma), innovative solutions like our Maximus Case Palletizer and Fortis Bulk Depalletizer, and integrated packaging systems. In addition, our service network provides global technical support and offers peace of mind for a diverse client base that operates in a variety of market segments, including Automotive, Beer, Beverage & Craft Beverage, Wine & Spirits, Container Manufacturing, Food, Household, Personal Care, Dairy, Paper, Pharmaceutical, and Industrial.

PERFORMANCE:

BW Integrated Systems has decades of application experience in packaging line design and integration, robotic automation, and the design and manufacture of innovative packaging equipment. We have packaging equipment and systems integration installations in over 50 countries worldwide. With six manufacturing facilities and over 650 team members worldwide, BW Integrated Systems is a trusted global partner for our clients, ranging from mid-size to multi-national corporations. Contact us to learn more.

www.bwintegratedsystems.com IL Romeoville sales@bwintegratedsystems.com 630/759-6800
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Columbia Machine

360/694-1501

www.palletizing.com

Flexible Product Handling

Columbia’s conventional palletizers are the most flexible palletizing solutions available and handle virtually every package type, including shrink bundles with and without a pad, plastic totes, high CG, unwrapped trays, and more.

Industry Leading Standard Safety Features

Columbia’s standard safety package contains Category 3 electrical safety components, including dual circuit safety interlocks & full height light curtains. This safety package provides a fully guarded, Performance Level D palletizer to keep your employees safe while enhancing OEE and production demands.

Complete System Integration

Columbia Machine manufactures conventional high-speed, high-level, floor-level & robotic palletizers, load transfer stations and provides complete system design and integration. With the most flexible and modern palletizing solutions available, Columbia is the leading palletizer solutions provider in North America.

High Performance AND Sustainability

Columbia has a palletizing solution for virtually any application, each equipped with standard features designed to safely maximize OEE, throughput and uptime. WA Vancouver pallsales@colmac.com
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1.877.204.7444

www.columbiaokura.com

Columbia/Okura LLC is a leading robotic palletizing integrator. Our team applies expert knowledge, gained through 26 years of business, with the right tools to solve customers’ “End of Line” production challenges for a diverse range of businesses, products, and applications. The historical success of our company can be attributed to an exclusive focus on end-ofline palletizing systems and applications.

We provide design, integration, and commission of end-of-line robotic palletizing systems including industrial robots, cobots, automated bagging machines, and integrated equipment. Through our partnerships, we procure and integrate top-of-the-line valve packers, pallet and sheet dispensers, conveyors, and any additional end-of-line equipment your line might need. By providing custom-engineered solutions, we develop robotic palletizing systems to meet demanding customer requirements.

Our team is well versed in providing solutions for most major manufacturing industries including:

continues to support our customers with 24/7 remote support, troubleshooting, and maintenance services. We maintain a team of experienced field service technicians and engineers that are available to travel to our customer sites, offering services customized to a client’s .

sight training for system operators, ensuring they know how to operate the system safely. WA Vancouver collcsales@colmac.com
Columbia/Okura LLC
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469-885-5722

www.doosanrobotics.com

MEET THE DOOSAN COLLABORATIVE ROBOT

Founded in 1896, Doosan Group has achieved an incredible reputation as one of the most advanced industrial machinery innovators in the world. Doosan Robotics Americas continues this tradition of technological excellence with a complete lineup of cutting-edge industrial optimization and automation tools, perfect for applications of packaging, palletizing, pick-and-place, and beyond.

VERSATILE DESIGN, PRECISION PERFORMANCE

Doosan cobots easily integrate and interface with a wide range of equipment and systems. Having partnered with industry-leading manufacturers of tools, grippers, sensors, and software, Doosan cobots install quickly for immediate operation – they also arrive within four weeks of ordering. With intuitive one-touch programming and automatic axis alignment, these products are incredibly easy to use for dynamic processes and precision movements.

SOLUTIONS FOR ANY SIZE JOB

Doosan’s cobot lineup consists of three tiers and ten models with payload capacities ranging from 5kg to 25kg and reach capabilities ranging from 900mm to 1,700mm. Whether you’re looking to tackle precision palletizing tasks or heavy-duty package conveyance, Doosan Robotics has the perfect products to get the job done.

TX Plano americas.robotics@doosan.com
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Duravant is a global engineered equipment company with manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Through their portfolio of operating companies, Duravant delivers trusted end-to-end process solutions for customers and partners through engineering and integration expertise, project management and operational excellence. Duravant’s market-leading brands are synonymous with innovation, durability and reliability. The Duravant family of operating companies serve the food processing, packaging and material handling segments.

Duravant’s packaging families include:

Fischbein International, a global leader in sewing and sealing systems, designs and manufactures bag packaging equipment and complete systems.

Mespack is an international manufacturer of flexible packaging solutions that engineers and builds high speed machinery for the world’s leading consumer packaged goods companies.

nVenia designs, builds and integrates primary, secondary and end-of-line packaging solutions for producers of consumer packaged goods and industrial products with longstanding brands Arpac, Fischbein, Hamer, and Ohlson.

Wulftec is the world’s leading manufacturer of highly complex, fully customizable load containment solutions for end-of-line packaging applications.

Duravant’s food processing companies consist of Foodmate, Key Technology, Marelec, Marlen, Multiscan and WECO.

FMH Conveyors and QC Conveyors make up Duravant’s material handling segment.

www.duravant.com ST Downers Grove info@duravant.com 844.DURAVANT
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Kaufman Engineered Systems

www.kes-usa.com

Kaufman Engineered Systems is the proven leader in complete end-of-line automation systems. Our single-source convenience, responsive service, and unmatched machine performance have made us the premier supplier for hundreds of successful companies.

We are committed to providing the best customer experience in the industry. We will treat your project with the same integrity and professional response our customers have come to expect and trust, whether the project is as simple as a single-cell palletizing system or as complex as a new custom-engineered solution. We are prepared to work with you to meet your unique requirements.

We are proud of our humble roots in Northwest Ohio as a designer/ manufacturer of heat treat furnaces and shrink ovens. Kaufman was started over 75 years ago by Larry Kaufman, Sr., and as our product line evolved into end-of-line automation equipment, we’ve remained family owned & operated, maintaining his level of excellence through three generations. Through our focus on hard work and respect for family values, Kaufman has become a leader in the fields of robotic palletization, stretch wrap systems, conveyor systems, and custom-engineered solutions.

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Kaufman Engineered Systems is unparalleled in the industry as a premier Level IV FANUC Robotics Integrator. We offer robotic palletizing, depalletizing, case packing, high-speed picking, and labeling. In addition, we manufacture our own line of stretch wrapping, pallet conveying, stacking, dispensing, and other material handling systems. Combine all this with in-house controls, and we have the complete solution! Let us help you create your next end-of-line automation system. Waterville info@kes-usa.com
419/878-9727
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As the leader in heavy-duty industrial stretch wrapping technology, Orion offers the most comprehensive, highest quality line of end-of-line stretch wrapping pallet packaging products available and continually set the standard for durability, efficiency, flexibility, reliability and performance. Special emphasis is placed on our advanced film pre-stretch system to assure the most efficient and cost effective use of every inch of stretch film.

We are an engineering-driven company with a progressive management system and a nationwide network of trained distributors. Our quality pallet unitizing products, customer service, and product support has helped make us the fastest growing manufacturer of stretch wrapping equipment in the world.

Our Alexandria, Minnesota headquarters has been specially designed as a center for manufacturing and engineering excellence. There we offer periodic training seminars for Orion distributor sales and service personnel, specific load testing and system demonstrations for customers, and a complete showroom of pallet packaging systems to help customers understand first hand which equipment is best for their applications. Orion shares this facility with ProMach’s End-of-Line divisions Brenton and Currie. This gives Orion the ability to easily engineer and build complex packaging systems, including robotics, with turn-key convenience for the customer.

Orion is committed to providing fast, efficient service, as well as creating and updating sales and service tools to ensure customer satisfaction. After Hours U.S. Parts Availability As part of Orion’s continued commitment to Customer Support, we offer a unique After Hours Parts Hotline.

www.orionpackaging.com MN Alexandria Orion@ProMachBuilt.com
800.333.6556
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1-800-323-2464

www.signode.com

With over $2B+ in revenue, 80+ manufacturing facilities across 6 continents and over 9,000 employees worldwide, Signode is a leading manufacturer of a broad spectrum of transit packaging consumables, tools, software, and equipment that optimize end-of line packaging operations and protect products in transit. Signode brings this extensive product portfolio together under 40 of trusted brands to offer complete transit packaging solutions to its customers.

We produce strap, stretch, stapling and protective packaging. We also manufacture packaging tools and equipment used to apply the bulk packaging materials. These commercial packaging products are used to pack, bundle, unitize, protect and secure goods during warehousing and transit. Our company is a pioneer in the industrial packaging sector with a long history of customer-focused innovations in materials, processes and automation technology that have revolutionized the sector.

Signode offers tailored automation solutions that allow manufacturers of all industries, scales, and needs to maximize productivity and efficiency. Among the wide spectrum of automation capabilities are StorFast® automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS), automated palletizers, a complete range of conveyors, Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Automatic Unitizing Solutions, and more.

All of these automation solutions are made possible through Signode’s intelligent logistics management systems. These systems have the power and customizable ability to provide everything from a basic Warehouse Control System for managing pallet movement all the way up to a complete Warehouse Management System that is integrated with each customer’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and order management software.

From standalone solutions to integrated systems. Signode provides the tools, consumables, and software to optimize end-of-line packaging operations and protect products in transit. We are excited to go to market as Signode and to share the portfolio of products, services and capabilities that make us the world’s premier end-of-line packaging company.

info@signode.com
FL Tampa
Signode
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Ska Fabricating

970/403-8562

www.skafabricating.com

Ska Fabricating manufactures and supplies heavy-duty, automated packaging line equipment that is hand-crafted to make life easier for businesses that rely on their packaging lines.

We specialize in depalletizers, palletizers, custom conveyance systems, rinsing, drying, automated fill level detection and rejection, and date coding products. With 10 years of experience and happy customers across the globe, we are dedicated to helping businesses of all sizes get their product packaged and onto the shelves. Designing custom lines to best suit your needs, budget, and space is our specialty. We mean it when we say we’ve seen it all! Cans and bottles of all shapes and sizes, fast and slow lines, tight budgets, spaces of every shape and size, line retrofits and upgradeswe can handle that!

In early 2022, our acquisition of GR-X Manufacturing in Grand Rapids, MI made it possible to expand our reach into glass, plastic, fiberboard and steel containers for virtually every possible application.

Our customers receive the highest quality, most reliable products on the market backed by our team of expert engineers and a knowledgeable, responsive support team. We are dedicated to helping businesses of all sizes get their products packaged and onto the shelves.

CO Durango
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503/353-7388

TOPTIER IS THE #1 SELLING LINE OF PALLETIZERS IN THE USA

TopTier palletizers are mission-critical components of automated end-ofline packaging operations for food, beverage, and consumer packaged goods manufacturers. Palletizing solutions from TopTier are recognized throughout the packaging industry for reliability and pioneering technology. TopTier is a leader in innovation and value — providing palletizing solutions with speed, flexibility, and dependability for 24/7 operations.

MECHANICAL PALLETIZERS

TopTier’s modern layer building technology is more advanced than generic robots and legacy palletizing. Modular engineering and construction provides for all options and accessories in one compact integrated unit. Palletizer model groups share common functional modules and frame systems to provide comprehensive palletizer solutions. Shared modules maximize layout flexibility while reducing cost through increased manufacturing and machine controls efficiencies. All models meet safety cat 3 standards and in addition feature redundant gravity protection and controlled door entry for the highest levels of safety.

ROBOTIC CELL PALLETIZERS

Robotic palletizer cells meet the requirements of small single product lines to large multi-line CPG manufacturers. Semi-automatic systems build loads handled with a pallet jack or fork lift. Fully-automatic systems are available with pallet and load handling, sheet placement, integrated stretch wrapping, and more. With over 20 years of experience in robotic palletizing, each cell is engineered to maximize efficiency and value and minimize the footprint.

CONCURRENT STRETCH WRAP

Mechanical models feature advanced integrated wrapping. Concurrent wrapping saves floor space and lowers overall end-of-line costs. New patented features save film and insure continuous palletizing operations. Proprietary automatic film brake recovery and restart and higher prestretch levels are predicated on advanced film management technology developed by TopTier.

www.toptier.com OR Portland salesteam@toptier.com
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FLEXIBILITY

A single Columbia palletizer can handle all of these products and more with ease.

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Here are the latest advances in palletizing/depalletizing, protective & transport packaging, strapping, and stretch wrapping/pallet load containment equipment.

PALLETIZING/DEPALLETIZING

Flexible Palletizers & Depalletizers deliver top productivity

A-B-C low-level depalletizers & palletizers offer easy access and economical operation… with Intelligent Control that delivers quick startup, rapid changeover, easy maintenance, and full remote connectivity. Modular designs adapt to your future needs.

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Flexible Product Handling

Columbia’s conventional palletizers are the most flexible palletizing solutions available and handle virtually every package type, including shrink bundles with and without a pad, plastic totes, high CG, unwrapped trays, and more!

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WE BELIEVE IN THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF AUTOMATION

Columbia/Okura draws upon decades of industry-leading palletizing experience to deliver safe solutions that increase client productivity and reduce production downtime.

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FANUC’s CRX-25iA Cobot is Perfect for Palletizing Heavy Loads

Increase your palletizing capabilities and overcome labor issues with the CRX-25iA cobot. Flexible, easy to use and able to lift heavy loads, the CRX offers FANUC’s world-renowned reliability and can operate maintenance-free for eight years.

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Palletize or Depalletize Plastic or Glass Containers

Brenton’s MP1000 palletizes or depalletizes full layers of difficult to handle containers, by cradling and lifting the product without vacuum avoiding potential container contamination. Learn More: go.brentonengineering.com/bg23_MP1000

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Flexible Product Handling

Columbia’s conventional palletizers are the most flexible palletizing solutions available and handle virtually every package type, including shrink bundles with and without a pad, plastic totes, high CG, unwrapped trays, and more!

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1700mm REACH, 25kg PAYLOAD. DELIVERED IN 4 WEEKS OR LESS

With reliable, superior engineering, the H-SERIES leads the way in innovation and productivity. Known for their dexterity and safety, Doosan Robotics’ cobots are the most powerful in the marketplace, providing unrivaled and precise performance in palletizing.

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RI20 Palletizing Cell

The Ri20 is compact, mobile and adapts easily to production changes, whether for a new recipe or a different line location. The unit is suitable for palletizing closed boxes within fast-moving consumer goods industries.

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PALLETIZING & LOAD STABILIZATION

Here are the latest advances in palletizing/depalletizing, protective & transport packaging, strapping, and stretch wrapping/pallet load containment equipment.

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KPal Robotic Palletizing/Depalletizing Systems

Every solution in the KPal series is meticulously designed by our experienced engineering team to meet your specific production needs. Our team works closely with you to optimize the system to suit your plant layout and space constraints.

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Integrated Robotic Palletizing Solutions

nVenia’s palletizing solutions offer the most durable, highest quality semi-automatic and fully automatic systems; ensuring the best return on your automation investment through consistent speed, precision, and minimized downtime.

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Robotic Palletizing Solutions with OptiStak Software

Our robotic palletizers are engineered for adaptability and built to last. With over 50 years of expertise, we solve production needs with an innovative and personalized approach.

Learn more at schneiderequip.com

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The #1 Selling Line of Palletizers in USA

•Integrated Stretch Wrapping

•All Product Types

•Both Conventional and Robotic

•Rates to 4 Layers per Minute

•Upper and Floor Level Infeed

•Smallest Full-featured Footprint

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Reduce Costs while Improving Sustainability

Eliminate plastic & shrink wrap when palletizing cases & cartons with a small, temporary hot melt bond. Adhesive applied to the corners of cases, cartons or bags during pallet stacking reinforces load integrity.

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High Payload Collaborative Robot Palletizer

The PalletizHD is a fully collaborative, robotic palletizer that requires no caging or guarding to operate. Using the drag-and-drop software, pallet configurations are added in minutes with no programming required!

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Automated Solutions for All Types of Containers

Ska Fabricating builds heavy-duty, automated packaging line equipment that is handcrafted to make life easier for businesses that rely on their packaging lines. Designing custom lines to best suit your needs, budget, and space are our specialties.

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PROTECTIVE/TRANSPORT PACKAGING

Pregis Protective Packaging & Surface Protection

At Pregis, what matters is helping protect your package contents and contain your goods. Whether you need to cushion, brace, fill, wrap, cover or bag your merchandise, we offer a complete portfolio of manual and automated shipping and fulfillment solutions.

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Here are the latest advances in palletizing/depalletizing, protective & transport packaging, strapping, and stretch wrapping/pallet load containment equipment.

PROTECTIVE/TRANSPORT PACKAGING

Complete Solutions for your End-of-Line Transit Packaging Needs

Signode is a leading global manufacturer of automated packaging equipment, from standalone solutions to integrated systems. Signode provides the tools, consumables, and software to optimize end-of-line packaging operations and protect products in transit.

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STRETCH WRAPPING/PALLET LOAD CONTAINMENT

The Pallet Stretch Wrapping Experts

Phoenix Wrappers offers a wide range of semi-automatic and fully automatic pallet wrappers. For applications that are all types of load duties such as Brick and Block, Agricultural, Pharmaceutical, Bagging, Consumer Packaged Goods, and More!

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STRETCH WRAPPING/PALLET LOAD CONTAINMENT

Feature packed, highest quality stretch wrappers on the market today

Orion offers the most comprehensive, highest quality line of end-of-line stretch wrapping pallet packaging products available. We continually set the standard for durability, efficiency, flexibility, reliability, and performance.

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Load Containment Solution Experts

Wulftec’s expertise in designing and integrating custom solutions for load containment, whether it involves stretch wrapping, strapping or both, gives you the assurance that your product will be securely held in place and safely arrive intact at its destination.

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FANUC America is the leading supplier of CNCs, robotics and ROBOMACHINEs with over 40 million products installed globally. We have the largest variety of easy-to-use robot and cobot models available to pick, pack, fulfill or palletize any product.

FANUC’s robots and cobots are reliable, flexible and can handle virtually any size product - from 0.5 kg. to 2,300 kg., including:

- Our CRX collaborative robots are reliable, flexible, and easy-to-use solutions for kitting, palletizing, packing and much more.

- The new DR-3iB/6 STAINLESS is FANUC’s stainless-steel food-grade delta robot for picking and packing primary food products. Rated IP69K, the robot meets USDA and FDA food safety standards.

- Expanded SCARA robot family has six models including environmental options rated IP65 to withstand dust and liquids.

- The popular LR Mate series of tabletop robots has ten models including ISO Class 4 cleanroom and food-grade variants.

- The M-20iB/25C robot with an enclosed design and IP67 rating to withstand harsh environments.

- Established M-410iC series of high-speed palletizing robots.

FANUC offers application software for packaging and palletizing, integrated iRVision® and tracking features, ROBOGUIDE simulation, Dual Check Safety (DCS), and Zero Down Time (ZDT) to help customers monitor and manage their automation.

When you’re ready to automate, FANUC and our team of Authorized System Integrators are here to provide an efficient and cost-effective solution for your plant or fulfillment center. Let’s discuss how we can help you overcome production, supply chain and labor challenges by improving your OEE, flexibility, sanitation and safety. Also, we are committed to “Service First,” providing our customers parts and support for the life of their FANUC products.

Read more about FANUC America’s innovations in Packaging World.

www.fanucamerica.com/packaging MI Rochester Hills mktgroup@fanucamerica.com (888) 326-8287
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An alternative to traditional packaging machinery! Located in Pennsylvania, ONExia is a custom machine builder, robotics integrator, and industrial distributor. Focusing specifically on packaging, ONExia Robotics is a division our engineering staff serving our customer base, ranging from local producers to international corporations the solutions needed to automate their end of line packaging operations.

By using collaborative robots, our systems are modular, require no physical guarding to operate, and can be added to existing lines without disrupting conveyor configurations or floor plans. Collaborative solutions include:

TURN-KEY ROBOTIC PACKAGING LINES

Our specialty is turn-key! Custom designed for each application; every packaging line we integrate meets the production goals of today with the flexibility to adapt as demands change.

ROBOTIC CASE ERECTORS

Featuring a fully collaborative design, our robotic case erectors offer the flexibility to adjust box sizes during line changeover with no programming needed.

ROBOTIC CASE PACKERS

Operated from a touchscreen interface, every robotic case packer comes with custom end-of-arm tooling designed specific to each application. We also offer portable solutions that can be moved between lines where labor shortages are a concern.

COLLABORATIVE PALLETIZERS

Turn-key automation for your end of line operations. By using collaborative robots, our palletizers are a flexible alternative to standard industrial systems. Featuring a sturdy base capable of stacking pallets over 90 inches in height, every palletizer requires no guarding or programming to operate and can be added to existing lines in under an hour.

www.onexia.com PA Exton info@onexia.com 800-242-3332 ONExia Inc.
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Piab is evolving automation through progressive gripping, lifting and moving solutions. We believe in an automated world where no resources are wasted, and no humans are injured. Piab designs smart solutions for the automated world that improve the energy-efficiency, productivity, and working environments of vacuum users. A reliable partner to many of the world’s largest manufacturers for a variety of automated material handling and factory automation processes. Within the packaging industry, Piab products are found in applications involving carton forming, modified atmospheric packaging (MAP), labeling, pick and place, robotic tooling, slip sheet feeding, bag opening, vacuum packaging, palletizing, handling sacks, bags, boxes, etc. Piab is a worldwide organization with subsidiaries and distributors in almost 70 countries.

Vacuum Automation

Piab vacuum pumps/vacuum generators are predominately based on the patented energy efficient COAX® technology for flexible, modular vacuum systems. State-of-the-art suction cups from Piab are designed to speed up automated vacuum-based packaging lines all the way from empty bag to full pallet. Large area vacuum grippers designed and optimized to be used in various applications e.g. packaging, food etc

Vacuum Conveying

Vacuum is used with great advantage in conveying dry powder products through dedicated pipe systems. Piab’s vacuum conveying systems are built of high quality material. When producing food, pharmaceuticals and chemical products there are demands on the highest possible degree of safety as to hygiene and operation

Robotic Gripping

Designing, building, and servicing End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT) for all makes and models of robots. We also supply modular component-based EOAT and gripper systems. We are experts in end-effector gripper systems for palletizing and food applications.

www.piab.com MA Hingham info-usa@piab.com
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800/321-7422
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Precision Automation Company, Inc.

856/428-7400

www.precisionautomationinc.com

Precision Automation® Company, Inc. provides high quality automation systems, contract machine work, fabrication, controls, and related services that maximize productivity for our customers. With over 75 years of business, our expert machinists- armed with the capabilities within our 45,000 sq. ft. facility- answer the call to provide efficient and cost-effective solutions for a variety of industries.

Through strategic partnerships, we have grown our robotic integration experience to solve our customers’ most repeatable, labor-intensive problems. Using SCARA, 6-axis, gantry, and collaborative robots, our engineering team is adept at developing complete solutions that are fast, easy to maintain, and provide relief for your labor shortages.

Precision Automation® also offers turnkey conveyor solutions for material handling and packaging applications. We utilize decades of conveyor experience along with innovative robotic systems to design & integrate the right solution for your operation. Our proficient engineers and project managers present a one-stop shop to tailor complete product handling solutions for applications of all sizes.

In addition to robotics & conveyors, our team provides a wealth of labeling & laser marking systems which combine maximum simplicity with traditional merits of industrial strength, quality, and competitive pricing. From simple “end of line” labeling to print & apply machinery and more sophisticated systems, Precision Automation® is here to answer all your processing, labeling, and packaging needs.

Since 1946, Precision Automation® Company has been driven by the needs of our customers to improve their manufacturing processes. Through a detailed, strategic approach, our experience and tradition has enabled us to provide cost-effective automation machinery to boost efficiency and save costs. With a longstanding ISO 9001 certification, we hold ourselves to a high standard of manufacturing and strive to satisfy each individual customer with a perfect solution to fit their operation. NJ Cherry Hill sales@precisionautomationinc.com
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800/368-3582

Shibuya Hoppmann

sales@shibuyahoppmann.com

www.shibuyahoppmann.com

Shibuya Hoppmann systems handle everyday products that are used in everyday life. That is why we only manufacture quality and durability you can trust.

Shibuya Hoppmann has a long-standing history of handling many different products during our 65+ years of service. This means we have the tools, world-leading technology, and expertise to handle your product. Our team of engineers are skilled in different manufacturing styles and will work with you to optimize the method that best meets your project’s requirements.

We design and manufacture:

Industries Served:

Trust in industry leaders like Shibuya Hoppmann to diligently provide the highest quality manufacturing equipment.

Send us your part - We can handle it!

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Soft Robotics Inc.

1-617-391-0612

www.softroboticsinc.com

Soft Robotics is an industry-leading and award-winning technology company that designs and builds automated picking solutions using proprietary soft robotic grippers, 3D machine perception, and mGripAI™ artificial intelligence. The company’s transformational robotic automation solutions enable machine builders to solve the hardest piece picking problems in the food and beverage industry. We are dedicated to constant innovation and collaboration and are proud to be the face of the rapidly growing food automation industry.

Soft Robotics offers revolutionary food-grade robotic automation solutions that solve the many challenges in the food processing industry. Our mGrip and mGripAI solutions are easy-to-integrate enabling the deployment of robots in food processing, previously reliant on human labor.

The mGrip modular gripping system is a suite of configurable soft grippers and controller products that enables reliable, high-speed picking of traditionally hard-to-grasp items in the food processing industry. mGrip’s proven soft gripper technology allows robots to safely and efficiently pick and pack products while also increasing throughput and efficiency.

In September 2021, Soft Robotics announced mGripAI. mGripAI is an easy-to-integrate solution of 3D vision, soft grasping, and artificial intelligence (AI) software enabling the deployment of robots in food processing applications previously reliant on human labor.

This technology layers 3D vision and artificial intelligence technologies on top of Soft Robotics’ patented and proven, IP69K-rated, soft grasping to give industrial robots the hand-eye coordination of human workers. This unprecedented combination of robotic “hands,” “eyes” and “brains” enables, for the first time ever, the automation of bulk picking processes (e.g. bin picking) in the food supply chain.

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937/847-6200

Yaskawa is dedicated to the development of advanced motion control technologies and robotic solutions that help deliver transformative results for complex challenges. We serve leading companies and system integrators in diverse industries with over 500,000 robots, 18 million servos and 30 million inverter drives installed worldwide.

From primary packaging to end-of-line palletizing, our robots provide game-changing benefits that can improve quality, efficiency, flexibility and performance.

Our easy-to-use industrial robots bring exceptional speed and precision to handle products in food and beverage, snacks and confectionary, health and beauty care, pharmaceutical and other applications. Collaborative robots, like the HC10DTP, HC20DTP and HC30PL, optimize production and safety in sanitary environments, with the latter enabling efficient fenceless palletizing and select handling, packaging and logistical applications.

Yaskawa is the leading provider in motion automation with a single software package that operates robots, servos and variable speed drives. This unprecedented capability is built on controllers, servo motors and SERVOPACK amplifiers, setting the standard for performance and dependability. Our MLX300 programming portal, enables both control and programming of Yaskawa robots entirely from a PLC or Yaskawa motion controller, and our Smart Pendant simplifies programming for fast implementation.

Yaskawa is a proven partner with a bold vision to meet challenging demands every step of the way. Our comprehensive support services maximize ROI and improve OEE.

Explore the impact automation can have on your operations at yaskawamotoman.com.

www.motoman.com OH Miamisburg info@motoman.com
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RPP Robotic Pick-and-Place

• Future-proof scalable platform

• Flexible 5-axis delta robots

• Flat and on-edge loading

• Hygienic IP65 stainless steel build

• Fast tool-less format changes

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•Robotic Palletizers

•Integrated Bagging Lines

•Collaborative Robots

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Here are the latest advances in robotics.

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Loading Units with Vision-Driven, Triaflex Delta Robots

Cama’s own Delta robots feature carbon fiber arms for fast and smart product handling. Applications include sorting and packing a variety of products, top loading cartons, robotic assembly, and/or feeding ancillary packaging machines.

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1700mm REACH, 25kg PAYLOAD. DELIVERED IN 4 WEEKS OR LESS

With reliable, superior engineering, Doosan Robotics leads the way in innovation and productivity in the cobot sphere. Known for their dexterity and safety, Doosan cobots are the most powerful and precise in the marketplace.

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Robotic End-of-Line Automation Systems

As a level four Authorized System Integrator for FANUC Robotics, Kaufman Engineered Systems applies FANUC robot technology to provide customers with complete customized end-of-line system solutions they can rely on.

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Direct Teach, Palletizing Collaborative Robot

Featuring a plug and play ISO tool flange that quickly connects a range of end-of-arm tooling for fast, simple deployment, the new HC30PL cobot is ideal for palletizing but can also be used in select handling, packaging and logistical applications.

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WE BELIEVE IN THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF AUTOMATION

Columbia/Okura knows that a collaborative robot needs more than just an arm to be successful. They supply a fully developed collaborative system that is ready to start palletizing upon arrival.

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FANUC’s Environmental Robots Meet Stringent Cleanliness Standards

FANUC’s SR-12iA environmental option SCARA robot is fast, reliable and resistant to cleaning agents and chemicals used in washdown operations in the consumer goods, food and pharmaceutical industries.

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High-Speed Automation Solutions Solve Labor Shortages

Solving workforce challenges with automated picking solutions combining soft grasping, 3D vision and artificial intelligence enabling machine builders and end users to solve the hardest automation problems in the food and consumer goods industries.

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Connect with More Suppliers

PMMI ProSource is a free online directory with 460 categories of validated suppliers of packaging machinery, materials, and service solutions, including robotics. With a powerful search engine and the ability to filter solutions by machine feature and package type, ProSource brings vetted suppliers to you. Visit www.prosource.org today.

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Busch Vacuum Solutions

www.buschusa.com

VACUUM SOLUTIONS FOR THE PACKAGING INDUSTRY:

Busch Vacuum Solutions combines the precision of German engineering with American-made know-how to offer an extensive range of vacuum pumps, blowers, and compressors tailored for your unique application.

Busch is proud to offer high quality, reliable solutions crafted in the US. Our key products for packaging are proudly constructed with a combination of US-made components and international materials - giving customers both reliability and value.

At Busch, quality and innovation come first. Our expert engineering team is committed to creating vacuum systems that meet the unique requirements of our customers. With such dedication to excellence, it’s no wonder we are a leader in system building!

Keeping your production running smoothly is our top priority. Our nationwide network of service centers or on-site Field Service Specialists provides expert maintenance and repair solutions, including 24/7 support for unexpected breakdowns. Invest in peace of mind knowing that with Busch you can maximize uptime, optimize safety, and improve efficiency.

OUR PRODUCTS: OUR SERVICES

VA Virginia Beach info@buschusa.com
757-463-7800
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Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC

Looking for the lowest total cost of ownership and highest quality packaging automation solutions available for food, medical devices, and other non-food products? We can help you navigate today’s complex, rapidly changing packaging landscape. We help balance costs and functionality with innovative and emerging processes, materials, and advanced technologies; enhance your profitability and improve the performance of your primary and secondary packaging operations. Our full-service solutions address installation, training, spare parts, service and customer support.

Our capabilities span robotics and automation, thermoforming, tray sealing, filling, flow-wrapping, stretch, blister, skin pack, and vacuum. Every smart, connected G. Mondini and ULMA packaging platform utilizes Rockwell Automation’s Integrated Architecture to reduce solution complexity and maintenance costs, while realizing better quality, capacity, and throughput. We also partner with PTC to incorporate Augmented Reality tools. It all lets us leverage data to enhance your operation and realize greater productivity and efficiency.

We are focused on the environment, aiming to help you meet demand while meeting your sustainability initiatives. Our sustainable packaging options include less plastic use, thinner gauge films, optimized package sizes, reduced film scrap, and alternative packaging materials. Our customers rely on us to help them optimize their overall packaging investment, from start to finish. We offer package design and prototyping services, and can help solve production concerns with comprehensive flexible and efficient systems. We help strategize how to tackle today’s most complex packaging challenges, such as sustainability, eCommerce, robotics and digital transformation.

We focus on lowering your TCO and offering the most reliable systems available. With consistent, professional and timely customer and technical service, our partnership extends well beyond your purchase.

www.harpak-ulma.com MA Taunton info@harpak-ulma.com 800/813-6644
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Point Five Packaging, LLC

847-678-5016

Established in 2010 as a manufacturer of basic modified atmosphere packaging tray sealers, Point Five Packaging, LLC has quickly grown into a full-service packaging system and material supplier with an intense focus on the food industry. Whether it is entry level semi-automatics or fully automated production lines, Point Five machines can be found every day packing products such as meat, seafood, poultry, home delivery meals, dairy products, snacks, salads, sandwiches, deli items, dips, dressings, produce, and more.

Point Five systems are easily configured to fit into your specific production footprint and to include tray denesters, extended infeeds, integrated filling, depositing, and weighing systems, date and lot coders, as well as metal detectors, check weighers, and x-ray inspection systems. Centrally located in the Chicagoland area, the packaging professionals at Point Five are adept at designing shelf-life extending solutions using advanced Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) and Vacuum Skin Packaging (VSP) technologies for any food product.

With the assistance of an extensive supplier network, Point Five boasts an enormous stock packaging program for thermoformed and injection molded food packaging supplies, including microwave safe PP, crystal clear APET or RPET, and aluminum containers. Above all, Point Five is an industry leader in the supply of CPET, dual ovenable containers and products. Low-cost tooling allows for a lower barrier of entry for smaller, start-up companies and small volume runs. Point Five’s stock inventory program can be customized to each customer’s delivery needs. Point Five offers the fastest concept to market capability in the country with in-house tray designers that bring your packaging ideas to life.

With an ever-increasing installation base, more and more food processors are finding out that Point Five delivers effective shelf-life solutions that cut cost, improve productivity, and drive revenues at the highest possible velocity to market.

www.p5pkg.com IL Bensenville info@p5pkg.com
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Starview Packaging Machinery

888/278-5555

Starview Packaging Machinery, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of packaging machinery for high-visibility packaging and medical device packaging with over 30 years of providing standard and custom packaging systems to our customers and distributors.

We engineer, design, and manufacture a comprehensive line of manual, semi-automatic, and automatic sealing machines. Available in shuttle, rotary, carousel, and inline configurations, with a variety of standard and custom sealing areas to meet exact requirements and maximize productivity. Machines are configured to suit specific applications such as retail-carded packages, sterile medical device packages, pharmaceutical wallet packages, OTC pharmaceutical packages and food tray packaging.

Starview offers many value-added features for our machines such as: marking / printing systems, vision verification systems , robotic product loading, product detection / sensing, automatic packaging materials loading, automatic inline fold-over, finished package unloading with reject feature for non-compliant packages