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Packaging

Vacuum packaging
Vacuum packaging

Many food products including meats, poultry, coffee and produce are often packaged under vacuum in order to extend their shelf life. In Modified Atmosphere Packaging, MAP, a gas is introduced into …

Labeling
Labeling

Two fairly common methods of applying labels with vacuum are tamp-on labeling and blow-on labeling. Tamp-on labeling machines apply pressure-sensitive spot labels. A vacuum tamp pad is used to hold…

Pick-and-place
Pick-and-place

The use of robots for placing products in cartons and transfer of cartons and products between different stations in the packaging lines is very common in all industries. High speed pick-and-place.…

Handling of flexible packages
Handling of flexible packages

Flexible packaging material is the generic term for soft packages made of film, foil or paper sheeting. Popular forms are stand-up pouches, bags, sachets and envelopes. These packages are ofte…

Blister
Blister

A thermoformed blister or skin protects products and presents them in an attractive manner. In order to form the blister, vacuum is applied to a mold or series of molds. Heat and/or pressure may be…

Carton
Carton

Cartoners (carton erectors) are designed to construct cartons and containers from flat blanks made of flexible paper board or similar materials. Vacuum is used extensively to handle the paper board…

Case & tray
Case & tray

Case erectors erect boxes from flat sheets of corrugated material. The erected boxes are then filled with products or individual cartons and prepared for the palletizing process. As with most...

Palletizing
Palletizing

Palletizing is the process of placing packages on a pallet. Palletizing machines use vacuum pumps, suction cups and other pneumatic components. These machines typically pick up multiple boxes at a.…

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