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  • Low-Maintenance Bulk Bag Fillers

    April 26, 2019

    These new bulk bags are designed to fill any size bulk bag with high accuracy, while offering years of trouble-free maintenance. BPS’s Model BBF loader features an inflatable fill head that offers a dust-free seal when loading, dust port with dust cartridge, and manually adjustable bag...

  • The Reason for and Prevention of Bulk Bag Overhang

    April 23, 2019

    Bulk bags, or FIBCs, are thought to be low-technology packaging. Users ignore many handling issues with bulk bags, wrongly thinking there are no alternatives. In most cases, the problems with bulk bags are solvable. One current trend is a desire to have bags without “overhang.” That is...

  • Heavy-Duty Bag Grippers for Palletizing

    April 15, 2019

    If your automation cell requires a palletizing or de-palletizing end-of-arm tool, Piab offers components and systems that make robots function precisely and efficiently. The modular and custom-machined component designs of these products allow EOATs to operate on any make and style of robot. Piab...

  • Volkmann Appoints Five New Manufacturer’s Rep Groups

    April 9, 2019

    Volkmann Inc. announces the appointment of five new manufacturer’s representative groups to further strengthen and improve its sales and support activities throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The groups include: 1. Pace Co. of Virginia, Doris Harkness, principal, to cover all of...

  • Ergonomic Vacuum Sack Lifter

    April 2, 2019

    Regardless of what they are made of – paper, plastic, fabric – or what they contain – flour, sand, pharmaceutical ingredients – all sacks are handled with ease with the help of Piab's ergonomic Vaculex vacuum lifter. There is no need for heavy manual work such as...

  • Dust-Free Bag Break Stations

    March 21, 2019

    Erie Technical Systems provides integrated dust-free bag break stations. These systems are designed to break small 50-100-lb bags in a dust-free environment and transfer the material using an integral FlexMAX flexible screw conveyor to any downstream process. In this case, the material is...

  • Keystone Folding Box Cuts 50% of Plastic from OTC Packaging

    March 20, 2019

    Keystone Folding Box Co., a designer and manufacturer of paperboard packaging solutions, has responded to calls for reduced plastics in packaging. The company’s Ecoslide-OTC, a paperboard pack for over-the-counter medication eliminates the need for larger plastic peel/push blister packs....

  • New Multivac Production Facility Planned in China

    March 12, 2019

    Multivac has signed an investment agreement to establish a new production company in Taicang in China. The new production facility will enable the company to react to the requirements of customers in China with even greater speed and focus. The production of packaging machines and their peripheral...

  • FFS Machine Handles Unstable Hygroscopic Product

    March 6, 2019

    A technology company like TMI that develops solutions for so many different industries, will have to face from time to time a challenging project that, once taken, represents the opportunity for a quantum leap. The experience and know-how that TMI has gained in the food industry, together with the...

  • New Label Applicator has Enhanced IoT Capabilities

    March 5, 2019

    Herma US Inc. introduces the Herma 500 label applicator, an IOT-enabled machine utilizing real-time metrics to optimize production efficiency and consistency, even in a multi-factory setting. Capable of achieving labeling speeds up to 200 m/min, the Herma 500 can handle label widths between 80-320...