Canadian Packaging


  • Robotic case packing of flexible almond pouches into trays: See the video

    August 23, 2018 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Nuspark GM Boris Motskin discusses the trend towards flexibles and the highly engineered solutions Nuspark has to help CPG’s meet the new packaging needs of retailers and consumers.

  • Terra Cotta Food avoids the cookie crumble with WeighPack weigher and bagging system: See the video

    June 26, 2018 by Canadian Packagubg staff

    Listen to Terra Cotta Cookies owner Jason Brass explain how he has taken his cookie bakery to “the next level” in part because of his investment in a WeighPack Systems bag-in-box and flexible packaging system that has proven to be “worth every penny of the investment.”

  • Sessions Craft Canning forms perfect label sleeves: See the video

    May 23, 2018 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Listen to Sessions Craft Canning founder Jeff Rogowsky explain how his Canadian-made Aesus Packaging Systems Premier Shrink sleeving machine fits perfectly into his craft beer co-packing and mobile packaging business.

  • Northern Biscuit deploys robust, affordable track & trace ink jet coding program: See the video

    May 1, 2018 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Hear how Northern Pet Products of Concord, Ont. has taken its food safety to another level with help from Squid Ink an Dependable Marking Systems and the latest high-resolution coding technology—the CoPilot 500—for large box barcode requirements of their customers.

  • Video Automation

    Leclair Farms package carrots for retail-ready shelf appeal: see the video

    March 27, 2018 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Les Fermes Leclair et Frères vice-president Jocelyn Leclair talks to Canadian Packaging magazine about his company’s new Reiser Fabbri Model 38 wrapping machine and how effectively it wraps Nantes carrots on trays to create a longer shelf life and product shelf appeal.

  • Video Automation

    Hail, Hail – The Bandall’s Here

    February 22, 2018 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Veg-Pak Produce owner Dan Carnevale describes the unique packaging benefits he gets from using the Bandall equipment from Banding Systems of Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, that has allowed him to increase production line efficiency via labeling – and getting magnificent shelf presence as well. Watch the Video:

  • Video Automation

    See the video: New robotic gantry CartonTrac Serialization system stops product counterfeiting.

    November 21, 2017 by Canadian Packaging staff

    See how Pineberry Manufacturing worked with Schneider Electric to develop its CartonTrac Serialization and Aggregation System to automatically code and collate cartons for a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer. Watch the video:

  • Video Automation

    See the video: Canadian injection blowmolder achieves Industry 4.0 motion control standards

    October 23, 2017 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Watch and listen to how Bosch Rexroth has assisted Amsler Equipment incorporate a level of data collection into its Model L42X blowmolder making it an important part of the bigger plant picture. 

Officials from both companies discuss how the Rexroth MLC control software provides a full view of the whole system, with the ability to remotely look into each of the drives and their motion profiles to detect potential problems on any specific axis. 

This next generation machine makes optimal use of Rexroth’s all-new IndraDrive Mi drives that combine a drive and a motor in a single compact package to implement a game-changing transformation in machine design, simplicity, reduced footprint and performance.

  • Video Automation

    Crofter’s Organic Jams triples its capacity with new palletizing/conveying automation

    August 15, 2017 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Arrowhead Systems integrated a high-speed fully automatic line with robotic palletizing, bulk depalletizing and conveying components to help Crofter’s Organic Jams to supply the growing demand for its brands and North American private label products.
    See how the plant achieves speeds of up to 250 containers a minute.
    Crofter’s owner Gerhard Latka explains how Arrrowhead helped him to triple their capacity while maintaining a single shift.
    Watch how each station in the production and packaging process works together seamlessly to create a truly modern plant and a better business. Watch the video:

  • Domino turns the tables and simplifies coding automation

    August 11, 2017 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Listen to Domino North America director of coding automation discuss the importance of coding automation in today’s manufacturing sector. Watch the video:

  • Automated coffee anyone? 

    June 22, 2017 by Canadian Packaging staff

    KUKA Robotics showcased their latest technology at PackEx Toronto 2017.

  • Video Automation

    Flow Water offers planet-friendly aseptic packaging option

    June 12, 2017 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Listen to Flow Water founder Nicholas Reichenbach explain why he opted to market his premium artesian water with the assistance of global aseptic food processing and packaging systems manufacturer Tetra Pak.
    See the production line in operation and learn how Flow Water’s packaging choice reflects the company’s commitment to supplying their unique water infused with natural electrolytes in a packaging format that is made mainly from renewable resources. Watch the video:

  • Video Automation

    Zoned Machinery and Robotic Safety in Pneumatic Applications

    May 30, 2017 by Canadian Packaging staff

    With the recent adoption of human safety measures based on standards such as ISO 13849-1 and CSA Z432/434, machine manufacturers and suppliers must evaluate health and safety risks to determine their design requirements and then construct in accordance with the results of the evaluation. ASCO has developed a way of meeting these standards that not only reduce energy losses, but also allows for an actuator by actuator control that makes for a more efficient way of protecting those working with the machines. Watch the video to see and learn more about what all of this means to you and your customers.

  • Video Automation

    Nutrition bar maker triples output with dual robotic product loader: see the video

    May 23, 2017 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Watch the video and hear how Riverside Natural Foods employed Propack Processing & Packaging Systems to fully integrate a complete line from flowwrapping the nutrition bars to collating and loading them with a LJ dual robotic loading system and then to packaging them in cartons formed on Kliklock Woodman (Bosch Group) equipment. X-Ray contaminant detection and laser coding machinery round out the line. Riverside President Nima Fotovat discusses the benefits and cost savings from having an all-in-one integrated solution from one provider.

  • Video Automation

    X-Ray contaminants detection system delivers incredible safety results at food co-packer Rex Pak

    April 21, 2017 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Listen to the co-owners of leading powdered foods co-packer Rex Pak explain how an X-Ray contaminants detection system helps them achieve their food safety requirements.
    Rex Pak packages for the top brand owners in the food industry. These companies set the bar very high for safety and precision.
    Rex Pak’s Mettler Toledo PowerChek X-Ray inspection system, recently purchased through Shawpak Systems, provides outstanding accuracy and safety assurances for all stakeholders. Watch the video:

  • Video Automation

    Elmira Pet improves filling accuracy with new high-speed bagging system

    April 4, 2017 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Elmira Pet Products recently installed a brand new Thiele Ultra Star high-speed, double fill-and-seal bagging system at their 80,000 square foot production facility in Elmira, ON.
    The system grabs and opens two bags at a time for filling. Filling accuracy is assured by a set of Duplex Net Weigh Scales also by Thiele located above the bagging system. Pre-set weights of kibbles drop into the bags that are opened two at a time, delivering both speed and accuracy to the operation.
    The UltraStar bagger utilizes an Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus 1500 graphic terminal to facilitate user-friendly operation for line operators.

  • Food-grade coding inks used for cutting edge food safety system at Ippolito Fruit & Produce

    March 30, 2017 by Canadian Packaging staff

    While there’s no substitute for 100 percent food safety, having a reliable system in place to identify the source and origin of food contamination is an essential line of defense. In this video, we show how Markem-Imaje’s printing and coding infrastructure enables traceability for two new high-speed spinach-processing lines started up this year at Ippolito Fruits & Produce. With food-grade wax-based ink, robust track-and trace capabilities, and plans for future integration into Ippolito’s ERP system, Markem-Imaje is redefining what’s possible for Ippolito. Watch the video below.

  • Video Automation

    Produce company cuts corrugated tray assembly costs 80% with new trayformer

    March 15, 2017 by Canadian Packaging staff

    See the video and listen to Neil Catania of M.L. Catania explain how his Eagle Packaging Machinery VassoyoAir corrugated case trayformer reduced his tray erection costs from $0.25 per tray by hand to $0.05 per tray by machine, including the costs to run the machine, along with adhesive, hydro and compressed air.

  • Video Automation

    Ippolito Fruit & Produce reduces spinach overfills 10-fold

    March 15, 2017 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Ippolito works with line integrator and packaging machinery supplier, Abbey Packaging to ensure product integrity and to minimize product giveaway.

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    Delkor C Series Robotic Loader loading cheese at Cabot Creamery Co-operative

    February 17, 2017 by Canadian Packaging staff

    See the video showing the high-performance Delkor C Series robotic loading case-packing workcell at the Vermont-based facility of Cabot Creamery Co-operative, as it helps improve its production line efficiency. The workcell features a: Trayfecta S-series TF-S4 1501 XL former; C-series robotic loader featuring a Fanuc M-710iC/50H robot; and a Capstone F-series 550 closer.

  • Video Automation

    Mother Parkers increases efficiency & reduces floor space with modular conveyor line

    February 17, 2017 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Watch the video: How Mother Parkers moves millions of coffee capsules using their FlexLink modular conveyor system that is designed to optimize floor space even while increasing efficiency.

  • Video Automation

    Wellington Brewery and its dual Krones bottling and canning lines

    December 8, 2016 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Wellington Brewery invests in dual Krones bottling and canning lines for peak efficiency and consumer package options. See the video.

  • Plan Automation deploys Emergency X-Ray Detection Rental Service at Scotsburn Ice Cream plant

    November 14, 2016 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Scotsburn Ice Cream Company’s director of technical services Jerome Whelan and director of manufacturing Charles Maxner discuss how the company utilizes PLAN Automation’s Emergency Reclaim Inspection service to help it out in a pinch.

  • Video Automation

    Veritiv Canada delivers stretch wrapper film-savings to sink manufacturer

    November 14, 2016 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Franke Kindred Canada Limited distribution supervisor Shane Macneall discusses how the company’s distribution center improves production efficiencies, reduces labor and material costs and maximizes uptime and throughput thanks to its new Lantech Q-300XT semi-automatic stretchwrapper purchased from Veritiv. See the video.

  • Video Automation

    Sleek 50 Wrapper ensures fresh quality for prestige cookie maker

    June 26, 2016 by

    Cookie It Up owner Shane Smith discusses how his delicious hand-made cookie business takes flight with aid from a Sleek 50 Wrapper from WeighPack Systems, a Paxiom Group. See the video.

  • Video Automation

    CAM Packaging’s unique combination vending and flexible packaging machine

    May 24, 2016 by Canadian Packaging staff

    CAM Packaging president Gareth Kennedy explains the benefits of a unique combination vending and flexible packaging machine.
    Brand owners and retailers can give consumers the opportunity to select candy, confectionery and other products and have them packaged in various configurations in pouches.
    The possibilities are endless. See something totally brand new in the video.

  • Riverside Natural Foods ensures food safety with X-Ray detection

    May 11, 2016 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Justin Fluit, VP Operations at Riverside Natural Foods, demonstrates the efficacy of one of several Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-Ray Detection systems installed to find possible contaminants in their healthy snack bars.
    Watch the video.

  • Video Automation

    Production line efficiency achieved with top-flight Canadian packaging solution

    May 11, 2016 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Ion Leoveanu of Oak Leaf Confections Co. explains why his new WeighPack Systems packaging solution provides his candy and gum manufacturing business with production line efficiency and excellent retail shelf appeal. See the video.

  • Reduce packaging machine downtime through open sourcing

    April 11, 2016 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Roger Lapierre from Schneider-Electric Canada and David McCharles of Pineberry Manufacturing discuss and demonstrate the virtues of “open sourcing” for packaging machinery automation components and spare parts.

  • Tankless appreciation

    March 29, 2016 by

    Nordson Corporation discusses the smart advantages of using its Freedom and Liberty tankless hot melt adhesive application systems.

  • Rigid plastic—flexible solutions

    January 21, 2016 by

    Elmes Packaging discusses how its one-stop shop provides quality rigid plastic packaging solutions for the food, automotive, fragrance & cosmetics, and consumer product industries.

  • Industry 4.0

    August 17, 2015 by Canadian Packaging staff

    At ATX (Automation Technology Expo) Canada co-located at the PACKEX Toronto 2015 show, Beckhoff Automation discusses its Industry 4.0—four components—one system: New Automation Technology.

Category Captains 2018