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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
Digital printing could make Heinz Aesop's Alphabetti possible.
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Technology advances at interpack

From new applications of digital printing to a robotic cartoner that needs no human involvement for EOAT change, technology breakthroughs were in no short supply at interpack 2014.
Live from interpack: PMMI talks robotics and retail-ready innovation
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Live from interpack: PMMI talks robotics and retail-ready innovation

Online platform helps attendees locate more than 100 PMMI members showcasing processing and packaging innovation at the May 8-14 event in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Visionscan will help Pfizer, one of the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies, reduce inspection costs and drive up accuracy levels as compared to traditional test methods.
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Pfizer selects Visionscan as its global packaging inspection standard for blister packs

Nondestructive inspection devices trial successfully across multiple product materials, and from production sites worldwide.
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.
Machine Product Brief
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Multivac: Chamber belt machine

NEW AT INTERPACK! The B 210 Chamber Belt Machine is available in a wide variety of versions and configurations.
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Efficient, energy saving blow molder outputs up to 700 kg per hour

Jinming, a Chinese provider of blown film lines, cast film lines and blow molding machines presents their efficient, energy saving innovation.
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Fully electric blow molding machine delivers up to 40 percent energy savings

Extrusion-blow molding machine manufacturer Luxber introduces their fully electric machine that is environmentally friendly, delivering up to 40% energy savings.
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In this photo, an engineer works on complex machinery. Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians
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Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians

Needs include workers who can operate today’s high-tech equipment for plastics production, robotics, and automation.
 MULTIPLE ROBOTS. Photo shows how robots one, two, and three automatically move lidded plates to the retort crates.
Package Case Study
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Automation at Nestle brings back baby food line

A range of shelf-stable, microwavable, ready meals for babies and toddlers showed promise a few years ago. But packaging operations had to be optimized to make it viable.

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