Showcase: Weighing and Bagging Equipment

JASA Packaging

JASA Packaging Systems ( is a proven leader in the design and manufacture of Vertical Form Fill Seal machinery for processed and non-processed items. Machinery sales and service are handled by Ag-Pak Inc., Gasport, New York.

Bag types such as Pillow Pack, Block Bottom and Quattro Packs can be produced with JASA machines.

All machinery is manufactured in stainless steel, such as the new JASA 250 Compact recently developed and highly demanded by those packing houses with height constraints.

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Formost Packaging

Built to operate at speeds up to 60 packages per minute, the horizontal GT Bagger from Formost Packaging Machines, Inc. Woodinville, WA is ideal for bagging a variety of fresh produce products. The innovative bag opening system of the GT Bagger provides greater tolerance to irregularities while assuring gentle product handling and tightly bagged products.

Features include a centrally located operator control panel with an illuminated display, interfaced with the PLC and encoder system which controls the interrelated timing functions of the machine. Flexibility is demonstrated by the quick and easy changeovers. Operation is smooth, quiet, dependable and performance proven.
Positive product control is achieved with specially designed paddles that move products into bags with a smooth hand-like motion to greatly reduce product damage.

For more information, send mail to Formost Packaging Machines, Inc., at 19211 144th Ave. NE, Woodinville, WA 98072. Or, call (425) 483-9090, fax (425) 486-5656 or e-mail [email protected]. More information also is available at

Heat and Control

The new Ishida Model CCW-R fresh produce weigher from Heat and Control introduces unique technology that increases packaging speeds and efficiency, and simplifies operator interface with innovative easy-to-follow controls. Ideal for cut and shredded lettuce, spring mix, leaf spinach, baby carrots and other fresh-cut products, the weigher provides faster digital filtering and new calculation methods that prevent mis-cycles and increase weighing accuracy.

A revolutionary stainless steel material virtually eliminates product sticking, while new feeder controls stabilize product flow and reduce energy consumption. The improved operator control unit runs with Windows XP allowing e-mail communication from the panel. Product photographs in the operating presets, taken with a built-in camera, facilitate set-up for production. There’s even an optional dispersion feeder video camera to show what is happening with product on top of the weigher.

For more information and an Ishida weigher demonstration using your products, call Heat and Control at (800) 227-5980 or (510) 259-0500. They can also be reached by fax at (510) 259-0600 or e-mail to [email protected]. Or, visit

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