On this prescription drug repackaging line, after the cottoner, a two-head pick-and-place machine from Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) uses vacuum pickup to grab two inserts from magazines and place them over the tops of two containers. Then a mechanical plunger strokes down to fold the insert neatly into the bottle.
The Kalish bottle unscrambler is fed from a floor-level hopper on this prescription drug repackaging line. It unscrambles and orients bottles before placing them on a conveyor leading to an air rinse unit.
Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble and DuPont (Wilmington, DE) have agreed to become investors in Packtion™ (Chicago, IL), an online solution provider that matches global buyers, sellers and converters of packaging materials. The investment is a combination of cash (amount undisclosed by the three parties) and certain intellectual property.
Campbell Soup Co., Camden, NJ, hopes to bowl consumers over with a new design for “Soup to go!” that’s taller, slimmer and curvier than the ubiquitous microwavable bowls it debuted in summer ’99. Soup to go! was re-introduced in a new bowl starting last August.
Chicago-based Transora, the worlds largest B2B e-marketplace for the global consumer products industry, has selected Chicago-based Packtion as its exclusive worldwide provider for packaging-related e-commerce services.
Opponents of the new ergonomic standard, published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the waning weeks of the Clinton Administration are hoping that it can be moderated or even reversed with President George W.
GE Fanuc Automation (Charlottesville, VA) and Phoenix Contact (Harrisburg, PA) have made an agreement where GE Fanuc will employ Phoenix Contacts low-density I/O product, Inline, as the foundation for its own I/O product, VersaPoint.