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J.W. Winco: Stainless steel handwheels

J.W. Winco, Inc. announces it now offers GN 227.4 A4 Stainless Steel Spoked Handwheels, in inch and metric sizes, with and without revolving handle.
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Key Technology: Sanitary rotary finish on vibratory conveyors

Key Technology introduces a rotary polish as the new standard finish on its vibratory and horizontal motion conveyor beds.
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Machine Product Brief
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J.W. Winco: Plastic hinges

J.W. Winco, Inc. offers EN 222 Technopolymer Plastic Hinges with four Indexing Positions, in metric sizes.
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BlueWater Automation Group: Fully-automatic case former

The F-16 fully-automatic, washdown-protected case former from BlueWater Automation (BWA) includes a fully stainless steel open form frame design and Festo’s hygienic MPA-C valve terminal, making it suitable for sanitary environments and applications in the food packaging industry.
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Tsubaki: Cable & hose carriers

Delivering IP54 protection ratings, the TKA Series Cable & Hose Carriers from U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission reliably protect cables against dirt, chips, and circulating spray water while also preventing the ingress of coolants and lubricants.
Inventory counting is a benefit gained by Sharp Packaging.
Machine Case Study
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Sharp Packaging to gain 10-month ROI on tablet counter

A successful validation study leads to a pharmaceutical contract packager’s use of tablet counters on all its bottling lines and small-quantity bottle filling.
Video shows how animated simulations of packaging lines help with concept selection for robotic case packing
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Video shows how animated simulations of packaging lines help with concept selection for robotic case packing

Douglas Machine’s animations seal the deal on retail ready and display packaging.
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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.
RIVA, an automated compounding system from Intelligent Hospital Systems, prepares IV bags 50 mL to 1,000 mL, and can also prepare low-concentration dilution bags for pediatric dosing.
Machine Case Study
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GHS automates sterile IV compounding

A new pharmacy is equipped with two automated compounding systems that serve the South Carolina health system’s five locations, improving patient safety as well as internal productivity and efficiency.
RIVA automated compounding technology from Intelligent Hospital Systems compounds syringes and IV bags in an ISO Class 5 environment that enhances the safety of compounded medications while reducing cost and waste.
Machine Case Study
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How RIVA works at Greenville Hospital Systems

A detailed look at how self-contained RIVA equipment automatically compounds IV syringes or bags for improved patient safety, productivity and efficiency at Greenville Hospital Systems in SC.
Successful suction.  The programmable dense-cup-population tooling uses a total of 128 vacuum cups to pick freshly baked buns and other products from primary packaging lines to bread trays
OEM Application Note
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Vacuum tooling reduces changeover time

The system was so successful at boosting speed on an end-of-line packaging solution for bread products that the OEM applied for and received a patent.
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.
Collating/flow wrapping
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Collating/flow wrapping

Unusual pick-and-place system from Cavanna uses six delta style robots that each pick 80 products/min and place them in a collating ring so that a stack of three products can be released efficiently into an integrated flow wrapper at high speeds.
Robotic system for filling and stoppering of vials
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Robotic system for filling and stoppering of vials

Bausch & Stroebel’s flexible two-robot system is designed for filling, stoppering, and crimp-capping of vials in the pharmaceutical industry. Handles syringes and cartridges, too.
Washdown robot
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Washdown robot

Designed by Codian to be a wash-down robot for food, medical device, and pharmaceutical packaging applications, the D4-1100 is so tightly sealed it can run underwater.
Feature Article
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Next-gen cartoning at interpack

There’s no place like interpack to see the latest in packaging machinery controls and automation. Here are just two examples of what the world’s largest packaging show had on display in the cartoning sector.
Compact, high-speed, robotic tray loader
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Compact, high-speed, robotic tray loader

Cama Group has configured a total of 12 Delta-style robots in a compact space to work simultaneously to pick pieces from a conveyor belt and load them into trays.

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