Machine attributes

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Robotic case packing sweetens Brach & Brock's bottom line

A top-load robotic pick-and-place machine replaces manual case packing of bagged candy at Brach & Brock Confections, saving the confectioner $150ꯠ in annual labor costs.
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Controls Product Brief
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Digital servo motors

The MKD line of digital AC servo motors from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) are IP65 rated, making them suitable for harsh environments. Five frame sizes are available, offering peak motor power up to 12 kW, with peak torques ranging from 4 to 104 Nm (35 to 900 lb") and speeds to 9ꯠ rpm.
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Integrated packaging system

Aidlin Automation (Bradenton, FL) will display the new Flex-Pack integrated flexible packaging system. It uses the latest in robotic, vision testing and controls technology to package goods for the consumer products industry.
A custom bottle count verifier uses a burst of air to blow bottles down a Y-shaped chute equipped with multiple light curtains
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High-assurance capping, sealing & bottle counting

In addition to flexible changeover, Glaxo Wellcome's clinical trial packaging line makes a high priority of quality-assured packaging. Its capper, sealer and bottle packer/counter are designed to maximize accuracy while minimizing errors.
Hot melt adhesive is applied to thetrailing edge of labels as they?re applied to jars
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Seaforth puts label on versatility

Upgrade of a hot melt system results in improved labeling for private label manufacturer Seaforth.
Materials Product Brief
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Recyclable plastic closures

White Cap (Downers Grove, IL) has released a four-page color brochure that provides details on the company's broad range of 100% recyclable closures in sizes ranging from 33 to 100 mm.
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Thermoforming assembly

Placon (Madison, WI) has developed The Placon 2000(TM), an assembly system that packages products in clamshells or blister cards. It performs multiple packaging functions in one high-speed line, and can be custom configured to include denesting or card insertion, in-line filling, p-s labeling, sealing, overwrapping, coupon insertion, bar code testing, pick-and-place and pack out.
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Motor products

Baldor Electric (Ft. Smith, AR) has added products to its Washdown Duty line. Available are the Three-Phase Inverter Drive® and Vector Drive® motors in 1 through 10 HP in NEMA frames 143TC through 256TC.
The graphical touchscreen interface allows an operator to request help and instructions on the various phases of the changeover
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Bass wraps up market flexibility

A highly flexible multipacker wraps 4-, 6- and 10-count bottles in paperboard to help Bass meet demands of disparate retail markets at home and abroad. Automatic servo-driven dimensional changeover takes 15 seconds.
The recycling story by staff writer John Tierney consumed the cover and more than 10 pages in The New York Times Magazine, for S
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Gut check on recycling

Since the appearance of a cover story in the magazine section of the New York Times, June 30, "Recycling Is Garbage," virtually all industry people have been doing some re-evaluating of the subject.
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Break/peel/push blister security

A unique break/peel/push blister pack devised by Chicago-based G.D. Searle provides a heightened degree of child-resistance for its Covera-HS prescription medication, launched in June.
IP?s new linerboard machine uses an unusual fourdrinier-on-fourdrinier configuration that brings top and base mats together to
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IP revs up recycled linerboard machine

International Paper enters the recycled linerboard manufacturing market with what it touts as "the world's largest recycled linerboard machine." The machine produces up to 1겨 tons/day at IP's Mansfield, LA, mill. Box makers respond positively.
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X-ray provides total inspection

A metal detector at the end of each packaging line may be fairly typical for any type of food packaging operation. Herr's tried that route a few years ago, only to experience many false rejects.
A stepper-driven corner labeler (above) uses a pneumatic tamping mechanism to apply a preprinted bar-code label that?s rolled ar
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A reusable case for automation

New equipment at Herr Foods is among the first that erects, packs and seals tough-to-handle corrugated cases that are reused up to five times.
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Packagers gain price cuts for recycled materials

Buyers of recycled plastics are seeing easing of prices, except for HDPE. Recycled paper prices have precipitously dropped as European economies stagnate.
On the 2-oz line, the robotic head prepares to place 20 cups into a waiting case. To the left of the head is a sheet inserter th
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Robotics automate portion packing

Robotic packing cell case-packs delicate portion cups at speeds of 500 cups/min. Integrated system incorporates a stand-alone case erector and automatic tier sheet placer.
Two side-by-side turntables (below) can now handle all the production from Callery Judge?s new citrus packinghouse. Corner posts
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Load 'roping' helps Callery Judge quality

Florida fruit grower produces top quality pallet loads that reflect its computerized state-of-the-art packinghouse technology.
Materials Product Brief
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Bagging machine

Rovema's (Lawrenceville, GA) SBS/250 continuous-motion vertical form/fill/seal machines can produce the Stabilo Bag and Stabilo Box at speeds to 120/min.

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