Equipment & Services

BW Packaging Systems will showcase multiple innovations under the theme ‘Innovation Never Stops’ in its booth (C-1800) at Pack Expo, held in Las Vegas on 27-29 September.

From humble beginnings in 1967, Fletcher International Exports has evolved into what can best be described as one of Australia’s greatest agribusiness success stories.

Thurne-Middleby has boosted the capabilities of its IBS1000 Bacon Slicer with a Vision System, which enables processors to achieve enhanced first time on-weight percentages.

An organic food business has changed its entire fleet of material handling equipment, now to be exclusively supplied by Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA).

Enhancing its local assembly capabilities, SMC Corporation Australia and New Zealand recently welcomed the newly launched LECSN-T series of AC servo motor drivers (network card type) to its ranks.

When leaks occur in pet food packaging, it can alter the smell and taste, and potentially cause contamination. Oxipack leak detection technology, available through Heat and Control, helps mitigate the risk.

Energy.gov.au points to mid-sized motors with output power between 0.75-375kW as the largest segment of motor electricity consumption in Australia, calling for more energy efficiency efforts in the segment.

KHS and Belgian-based Martens Brewery continue to pursue their mutual strategy of reducing packaging materials with the brewer further investing in more machines.

Fibre King has expanded its range of craft brewery packaging equipment with a PakTech Can Carrier Applicator and is the only Australian owned option available on the market.

Heatset press giant, manroland Goss Web, says orders for packaging solutions will drive growth in the current year, along with commercial and newspaper applications.

Packaging automation specialist Foodmach has secured the national distribution for global technology supplier Thermo Fisher Scientific's product inspection range.

Esko has unveiled its latest print inspection innovation, AVT iCenter, which it says empowers label converters to easily manage quality and production standards across jobs, printing equipment, shifts and even sites.

Exair's new, patented Intellistat Ion Air Gun is a handheld and lightweight solution to static elimination in clean processes or sensitive assembly work.

Martogg has recently commissioned a third Vacurema Line to increase capacity of Australian-made, food-grade, recycled PET for the Australian packaging industry.

DataLase, represented in Australia by Result Group, has launched a UV offset (UVO) litho metal decoration coating, designed for use on offset litho presses equipped with UV curing units.

Krones has now sold 100 Contiform 3 Speed machines, two years since its launch, with the 100th machine being delivered to German-based soft drinks’ vendor, Odenwald Quelle.