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Machinery to take center stage at Pharma Expo in Chicago
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Machinery to take center stage at Pharma Expo in Chicago

Co-located with Pack Expo Intl., the event will showcase next-generation production line advances in automation.
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Automatic EOAT changeover
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Automatic EOAT changeover

No human involvement is needed to change the end-of-arm tooling on four robots in this case packer from Gerhard Schubert GmbH, as an automated transport module does the work.
Digital print for blister pack lidstock
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Digital print for blister pack lidstock

The Digiline Blister Nearline module from Atlantic Zeiser is a fully digital system for late-stage customization of lidding material to be applied to blister packs. Change from one print job to another in minutes.
Machine Product Brief
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Cloud Packaging Equipment: Pouch filling machines

The IMP 1500 is suitable for packaging bulky products; Hydroforma is suitable for water-soluble pouches.
Shown here is the carton format marketed by Henkel.
Machine Case Study
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Hair care line features remarkable robotics

Just two years after the reorientation of Henkel’s Viersen-Dülken site for specialization in hair coloring products, this German factory is operating one of the most modern production lines in the world.
ITW Muller: Rotary ring stretch wrapp
Machine Product Brief
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ITW Muller: Rotary ring stretch wrapper

New Octopus C automatic machine offers versatility in an entry-level, compact design unit with multiple benefits.
Column/Opinion
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3D printing + an automated changeover tool

Among the contributing editors we assigned to help us cover Pack Expo Las Vegas was Special Projects Editor Bob Sperber, who reports here on an Innovation Stage presentation on automated changeover.
The X-4S pressure-sensitive labeling head is designed to meet serialization demands and allow quick changeover.
Machine Product Brief
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Weiler Labeling Systems: X-4S pressure-sensitive labeling head meets serialization demands

High-speed labeling head is servo motor-driven and includes closed-loop push-pull system for tool-less disassembly.
Marchesini Unica 2
Machine Product Brief
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Marchesini Group: Robotic tray packaging line

Flexibility, speed, small footprint, and quick changeovers among the benefits of monobloc unit.
Jamieson Symetix
Machine Case Study
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Vibratory size grader adds efficiencies for Jamieson Laboratories

Automates removal of broken tablets and fragments upstream of packaging for Canadian maker of vitamins, minerals, and supplements.

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