Vertical Auger Bagging System offers dust-free operation.

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Using vertical auger system, Slidell PowderPacker Pro maintains constant bag top control, from bag pick up through sealing. Bottom-up auger filling minimizes dust and compresses product as bag is filled, maximizing production. Equipped with touchscreen interface and Allen-Bradley controls, system handles pinch bottom, open mouth, and recyclable plastic bags. Typical products include dry soy food ingredients, calcium carbonate, plastic powder, flour, titanium dioxide, resins, and pigments.

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Thiele Introduces New Slidell PowderPacker Pro

MINNEAPOLIS - Thiele Technologies is pleased to introduce the new Slidell PowderPacker Pro. The PowderPacker Pro uses a time-tested quality Slidell design based on the 3109 and 3110 models and enhances it with the latest in design and technology. This completely automated packaging system offers virtually dust-free bagging for most difficult to handle powders. Products handled include dry soy food ingredients, calcium carbonate, polyethylene glycol, IPA and TMA products, molecular sieve zeolite, stellar (modified corn starch), plastic powder, flour, titanium dioxide, resins and pigments.

The PowderPacker Pro uses a vertical auger system to maintain constant bag top control, from bag pick up through sealing, with the ultimate dust control capabilities. Bottom-up auger filling minimizes dust and compresses the product as the bag is filled, maximizing production. An updated user-friendly touchscreen and Allen-Bradley controls make operation simple, reducing learning time and operator error. The PowderPacker Pro perfectly handles pinch bottom, open mouth and recyclable plastic bags.

"We're thrilled to be reintroducing Slidell equipment to the market," says Braden Beam, Flexible Business Unit Leader for Thiele. Based in Owatonna, MN, Slidell was founded in 1975 and acquired by Thiele in 2006. As a former competitor of Thiele Technologies, Slidell produced bagging equipment for many challenging powder applications. While Thiele continued to offer service and parts support to customers with existing Slidell equipment after the acquisition, the PowderPacker Pro is the first complete update and relaunch since 2006.

"Thiele was fortunate to retain several key Slidell players in the acquisition enabling us to continue supporting the Slidell customer base with parts, service and upgrades. Julie Boreen on the parts team, Terry Trotman on the service team and Doug Brase on the applications and engineering teams help Thiele maintain and grow our Slidell relationships. This product launch is a natural next step for the product line," explains Kip Boie, Thiele's Vice President of Marketing and Sales.

About Thiele Technologies, Inc.

Thiele Technologies, Inc. is a leader in the design, manufacture and integration of high-speed packaging equipment solutions for a variety of industries, including fresh and frozen food, pet food, beverage, brewery, dairy, bakery, pharmaceutical, health and beauty, chemical, horticulture, industrial goods, paper goods, medical devices, and consumer mailing and collating. Its complete range of end-of-line packaging machinery includes placing, feeding, bagging, cartoning, case packing and palletizing systems for a broad range of domestic and international markets.


Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology solutions in packaging, corrugating and paper converting across a broad spectrum of industries. Barry-Wehmiller's balanced approach to the market is made possible through nine interactive divisions: Accraply, Inc., a leading manufacturer of automatic labeling and label converting and finishing systems; Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Inc., a premier supplier of manufacturing automation, facility design, and other engineering consulting services; Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR), a global provider of business and technology solutions to the mid-market manufacturing domain; FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of automated can end and product handling equipment, advanced conveyance technology, palletizers, depalletizers, and process equipment; HayssenSandiacre, a form/fill/seal technologies and services leader for more than 100 years; MarquipWardUnited, Inc., a leading manufacturer of equipment for the corrugated and folded carton industries; Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), providing high-performance converting machinery for the global tissue, nonwovens, package printing, and envelope manufacturing industries; PneumaticScaleAngelus, a global provider for filling, capping, can seaming, labeling, centrifugation, orienter and wet case detectors; and Thiele Technologies, Inc., a leading producer of placing, feeding, bagging, cartoning, case packing, robotic, premade bag and pouch, and palletizing equipment.

In fiscal year 2011, Barry-Wehmiller leveraged a strategic combination of organic and acquisition growth to achieve revenues surpassing $1.2 billion. Barry-Wehmiller now employs more than 5,600 team members in over 65 locations worldwide.

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