OHLSON Brand Product Updates


Two Years Later: The Lasting Impacts of COVID-19 on Consumers’ Eating Habits

02/14/2022
In early 2020, the global COVID-19 pandemic made an immediate and dramatic impact on nearly every industry worldwide. While some changes have proven to be more temporary, other shifts that took place during the pandemic may have turned into permanent changes the industry continues to address.  In the height of...

Controlled Ingredient Mixing with Multi-Part Multi-Head Weighers

02/02/2022
For food manufacturers everywhere, ingredient costs have skyrocketed. Whether it’s almonds, dried fruit, or other high-value ingredients, that puts an increasing focus on controlling the product mix in each bag for cereals, granolas, and trail mixes. Some companies choose to pre-mix their ingredients and rely on that distribution as the...

How Does a Multi-Head Weigher Work?

03/02/2020
Multi-head weighers (also known as combination scales) are the equipment standard for weighing applications in a variety of industries. But for people who are evaluating their first packaging automation project, or even starting with a semi-automatic packaging system, the concept is something which might benefit from some explanation. At a basic...

How a Vertical Form Fill Seal Machine Works

01/20/2020
A Vertical Form Fill Seal Machine, also known as a VFFS, is a common bagging machine used to package goods into bags as part of a production line. Just as the name suggests, this machine starts by helping to form the bag from roll stock. Then, the bag is filled with...

Primary Packaging Automation – A Secret Weapon in the War for Talent

09/10/2019
Every company today is fighting a constant battle to attract and retain qualified, talented people. And that’s especially true in manufacturing and production. There are hundreds of factors which play a role in finding and keeping the best employees. And while packaging automation doesn’t play the same role as workplace...

Considerations When Choosing a Lettuce Packaging Machine

10/12/2017
While relatively new a couple of decades ago, it is now common to have sales of bagged and prepared or prewashed produce outsell whole fruits and vegetables. A great example of this is the various bagged lettuces and pre-mixed salad blends on the market. These are ideal for consumers, and...

Features to Look For in a Beef Jerky Packaging Machine

10/09/2017
The type of system you use when packaging beef jerky will have an impact on your product, just as the type of processing method you use affects the quality of the raw materials. The nVenia team understands the unique needs in jerky processing and packaging. While we are using the...

The Benefits of Investing in a Bagging Machine

09/26/2017
Having the right tools is a vital part of being successful in the world of any business. If you deal in making and distributing products to the public, then you will need to focus on getting the right packaging processes in place. Trying to package all of the items you...

Important Business Benefits of a Multi-Head Weigher

08/16/2017
When your food business deals specifically with fresh products, it is essential that they are weighed efficiently – while being moved at very high speeds – to ensure the goods are packaged competently and effectively without waste, to boost your profits. One of the core ways many early-stage food manufacturing...

APPA Fine Foods: A Frozen Foods Success Story

10/13/2015
Success often spurs change.  At APPA Fine Foods in Corona, California, a manual operation could no longer achieve the productivity needed for an expanded line of individually quick frozen (IQF) pre-cooked meals.  Dinners like the Szechuan Chicken and Noodles involved multiple ingredients in multiple bags. “For this particular product, that...