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Equipment Briefs

December 10, 2013
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Pouch-packaging systems

ALLIEDFLEX Technologies Inc. now offers secondary pouch-packaging systems from French machinery manufacturer Ixapack. Ixapack provides turnkey systems including pouch pasteurization, pouch cooling, pouch accumulation, robotic cartoning as well as tray packing and multipack case packing through automated palletizing. It also provides automatic changeover for size changes in carton, tray (count and configuration) and case packout. Under its agreement, ALLIEDFLEX serves as the exclusive North American representative for the Ixapack secondary pouch and flexible packaging automation program.

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Two-flavor pastry concept

Lantmännen Unibake launches Double Delights, a pastry concept that combines two flavors into a single filling. The pastries offer a “fusion-style” twist on the classic pain au chocolat, according to the company. Five complementary flavor combinations are available, each encased in a flaky butter pastry: White chocolate and raspberry; white and dark chocolate; dark chocolate and cherry; dark chocolate and vanilla cream; and vanilla cream and strawberry.

630-963-4781 •







Metal detector

Capable of handling a variety of industry applications, including packaging and food processing, the Xtreme metal detector from Eriez boasts a completely redesigned, easy-to-navigate control with an extra-large, color interface. Highlights include a full QWERTY keyboard, automatic setup and a dedicated reject log. In addition, Eriez says the new model offers greater sensitivity with its multiple frequency range and vibration immunity. An integrated beacon and configurable inputs and outputs enable easy installation.

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X-ray system

Loma Systems’ X⁵ x-ray inspection system is redesigned to deliver maximum uptime at round-the-clock manufacturing sites, while identifying and rejecting the smallest contaminants. Rounded, sloping surfaces prevent food particles and washdown droplets from accumulating on the system’s surfaces, while impermeable seals prevent water from entering the x-ray cabinet. The new tubular framework, made from 304-grade stainless steel, is designed for easy cleaning and withstands harsh working conditions. A quick-release mechanism allows operators to quickly change the conveyor belt, which comes in 300, 500 and 600 mm to suit individual requirements.

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Food box liner

Amcor Flexibles introduces Amcor Vodex Generation II, a barrier liner for bag-in-box foods. The result of five years of research to meet demand for a successor to the original Vodex, Amcor Vodex Generation II retains all the values of the original Amcor Vodex, such as barrier against mineral oil hydrocarbon (MOH) migration, recyclability, breathability, aroma and flavor retention. It also offers an improved moisture barrier for longer product shelf-life, ease of opening and better packaging machine performance. The new film can be tailored to specific product needs.

800-447-0049 •







Adam Equipment adds two high-readability models to its line of Warrior washdown scales. Like other Warrior scales, the new models are useful in applications where high precision and washdown capability are required, such as food processing and commercial baking. The Warrior WBK70aH provides readability of 0.002 lb./1 g. and has a capacity of 70 lb./32 kg. The Warrior WFK165aH features readability of 0.002 lb./1 g. and has a capacity of 165 lb./75 kg. The scales’ 304-grade stainless-steel base, loadcell, top pan, pillar and indicator are IP66 rated, meaning they are protected in dusty or wet areas. Both models come with a rechargeable battery.

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