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A 48 percent increase in international visitors during Pack Expo last November 8-12 is a clear sign that economies in the global market are improving.
Other records that indicate an economic recovery since the previous exhibition in 1990 include an increase of exhibitors, to 1,133 from 951, and total attendance at 65,061, from 59,742.
What technologies brought customers from 88 countries to the aisles of Chicago's McCormick Place for four days? In this report, the editors Of Candy Industries reveal some of the technologies that made the show a success for exhibitors and visitors alike.
On display was the high-speed G.D 1001 double end twist wrapping machine. Designed for capacities up to 1,000 per minute, the unit is equipped with a "2-plate+1" feed system that assures delicate handling of each sweet.
Other features of the unit are automatic reel change, and a programmable microprocessor. Circle No. 200 on Reader Inquiry Card
APV Baker Inc.
For the chocolate and confectionery industry this firm offered its multi lane wrapping system for bar-shaped products. The unit is based on a multi track machine that wraps at the same speed as the output of the product plant.
Three sizes of wrapping machine are available based on product dimensions and paper width. Systems can be supplied in four to 20 lanes, with maximum cycling speeds of 100 rows per minute. Circle No. 201 on Reader Inquiry Card
Robert Bosch Corp.
The Packaging Machinery Division highlighted its TW 100 NEL vertical form/fill/seal machine with a directly mounted eight head scale from Heat and Control. The unit, designed for small to medium size bags, has an output of 100 bags per minute.
Also on display was the candy twist wrapper BWK 218A for round, oval or oblong shaped filled or unfilled hard candy. With speeds up to 1,300 pieces per minute, it can utilize printed or unprinted …