Packaging Industry News from Standard-Knapp
Technical Paper: Trends in the Craft Brewing Industry
In recent years, the American beer palette has changed from one focused primarily on the simple flavors of large, mainstream breweries to include a more complex, artisanal palette. This is evidenced by the huge increase in the number of breweries in the United States: in 2010, the US housed just over 1600 breweries; now, that number is over 3,000 and still growing. The craft beer industry is growing at a rate of more than one new brewery per day. These small-scale artisanal breweries have distinct needs when it comes to bringing their products to market, and packaging equipment that reflects those needs is critical to craft brewery growth. | Read More |
Standard-Knapp, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of innovative packaging machinery, will feature its flexible, reliable 298 Tritium™ Trayshink Packer at Pack Expo 2014, November 2-5 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Standard-Knapp’s latest enhancements to this proven solution will be exhibited at Booth #N-5506.
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Standard-Knapp announces the introduction of the 949 Pic-N-Place Tandem Case Packer, a robust, reliable, and adaptable solution designed to gently handle high-volume product, two cases at a time. Video of this innovative technology as well as a product brochure with exact specifications has just been released.
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Standard Knapp Announces 298 Tritium Trayshrink Packer – Single Machine Supports Tray, Pad, or Unsupported Pack Styles
Standard-Knapp announces the 298 Tritium Trayshrink Packer with Robo-Wand™ wrapping module, a single machine that can pack in three pack styles – tray, pad, or unsupported. Unlike other machines that lock customers into one pack style, the flexible and versatile 298 Tritium Trayshrink Packer is ideal for co-packers who need to respond to customers with a variety of packaging needs.
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Standard-Knapp to Highlight the 939S Pic-N-Place Case Packer and 298 Tritium Trayshrink Packer at Pack Expo 2013
Standard-Knapp will highlight the 939S Pic-N- Place Case Packer and 298 Tritium™ Trayshink Packer at Pack Expo 2013, September 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Standard-Knapp's latest enhancements to these proven solutions will be exhibited at Booth #C2727.
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Standard-Knapp announces the availability of a new flask-handling option for its model 939S Versatron™ Case Packer. Thicker lane guides now allow for safe and gentle packing of 100ml, 200ml and 375ml flasks.
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Standard-Knapp introduces the 597 Tritium™ Multipacker, a continuous motion multi-packer capable of handling applications in the food, beverage and personal care industries. With single, double and three lane configurations, the Tritium swiftly arranges products into compact pack patterns and wraps the configurations in film, thereby eliminating the need for trays and pads. The Multipacker then sends the packs through an energy-efficient heat tunnel to tightly shrink the film around each multi-pack producing a consistent, wrinkle-free bull's eye and bottom seal.
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Standard-Knapp announces that it has updated and reorganized its YouTube channel. The product videos have been uploaded to Standard-Knapp’s website, and are excellent resources for customers seeking information on how Standard-Knapp’s products operate in a production environment. Now available for viewing are videos on the fast, reliable, and affordable 939 EZ Versatron Case Packer; the continuous motion 597 Tritium Multipacker; the high-speed, continuous-motion 598 Tritium Shrink Wrapper; as well as the high speed 686 PikMore™ Uncaser.
Standard-Knapp announces the availability of the Model 199 continuous-motion case sealer, ideal for high-speed sealing of primed flap and re-shipper cases (RSC). The high efficiency Model 199’s inline design allows for high speed, consistent sealing of all incoming cases, whether close-coupled a case packer discharge or installed as a stand-alone machine.
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Standard-Knapp has wrapped up our 2012-2013 United Way fundraising campaign, and is proud to announce a record breaking year! Employee participation reached a very strong 94.6%. The number of contributions surpassed previous years' totals going back to 2001, when we had over double the employees (56 vs. 133.) A record twenty-nine employees donated $100 or more. The company matched all money collected, dollar for dollar, bringing the grand total to $20,341.36! Congratulations and thanks to all Standard-Knapp team members for their generous contribution. | View Full-Size Photo |
Standard-Knapp announces the availability of a new and updated online Product Catalog, featuring updated pictures and information about Standard-Knapp’s innovative case, tray and shrink packaging machinery. Change parts, retrofit grids, and packaging line enhancements are illustrated and carefully explained, to help customers choose just the right products for their applications. An array of packaging line enhancements and solutions is also highlighted, including uncasing, tab slitting, case sealing and product dividing solutions.
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Standard-Knapp announces its innovative 598 Tritium™ Shrink Wrapper, a continuous motion shrink wrapper capable of handling applications in the food, beverage and personal care industries. | Read More |
Standard-Knapp announces the availability of the 939EZ Versatron™ Case Packer, which provides proven and reliable case packing technology in an affordable package. The EZ Case Packer is the "little brother" of Standard Knapp's industry standard Versatron™ family of case packers. With the same robust quality, flexibility and adaptability as other Versatron case packers, the 939EZ is equipped with an air-over-oil lift table, which controls the descent of product into the case, and a simple indexing case feed which maintains design simplicity without sacrificing control and speed. | Read More |
Standard-Knapp, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of innovative packaging machinery, has announced its innovative Pic-N-Place module that picks the product from the infeed conveyor and gently places it into the bottom of the empty case. This module can be easily retrofitted onto existing 939S and 949S Versatron™ case packers. | Read More |
Standard-Knapp introduces the PikMore™ Uncaser, a continuous-motion machine ideal for the wine and beverage industries. A sister machine to Standard-Knapp's PakMore case packer, the Uncaser works in reverse, removing empty glass bottles from their cases at a rate of 70 cases per minute, to allow for an expedited refilling and packaging process down the process line. | Read More |
Podcast: Introducing the New Tritium™ Multipacker (MP3)
This Podcast features an interview with Standard-Knapp's President, Michael Weaver, who talks about our experience and expertise in the packaging industry, introduces our new Tritium™ Multipacker and discusses current and future packaging trends regarding sustainability and how Standard-Knapp will impact the industry. | Download MP3 (6.6mb) |
Intuitive color touch screen has look and feel of a car dashboard
Standard-Knapp, a worldwide leader in manufacturing the ultimate packaging machinery, introduces the new smart Operator Interface. This graphically-driven interface can be customized to each Standard-Knapp machine, and utilizes color touch-screen technology to offer a new level of intuitive machine control. Through computer-aided fault recovery, it reduces Mean Time to Recover (MTR) and increases efficiency for challenging 24/7 applications in the food and beverage industries. | Read More |
The effort to be green – that is, reducing one's overall impact on the environment – has of late gained increasing popularity, particularly in the commercial arena. Many companies have effectively restructured their corporate headquarters, recycle their paper goods, and have reduced their use of all natural resources – not only because of legislation that requires it but because it makes good business sense. What’s more, increasing numbers of consumers are now carefully examining companies' environmental records before deciding to do business with them. The bottling industry is no different; in truth, there is tremendous pressure on bottling companies to be environmentally friendly. The prime movers are unquestionably the beverage segment, led by the bottled water industry, with the carbonated market close on its heels. | Read More |
Flexible case packer now available with an intuitive color touch screen
Standard-Knapp, a worldwide leader in manufacturing the ultimate packaging machinery, introduces the Versatron Active Product Transport (APT) case packer with user-friendly Operator Interface capability. The Versatron APT is designed for high-speed packing of non-round containers and excels at packing reverse tapered, locking shape, trigger and unstable bottles, flasks and other containers that are traditionally difficult to handle. It is ideal for challenging packaging applications in a variety of industries such as spirits and wine, food, household chemical, personal care, and automotive. | Read More |
Technical Paper: Six Factors to Consider When Selecting a Case Packer
There are many styles of case packers available including drop packers, rotary packers, wraparound packers, mechanical soft placement packers, robotic packers, side load packers, and bottom load packers. The need for a new packer may simply be to replace an aging, high maintenance machine, or it may be driven by new packages, higher line speeds, efficiency initiatives, or new packaging requirements. The following factors provide some basic considerations that can be used in the process of selecting a case packer... | Read More |