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Vf/f/s machine has ultrasonic cross seal and vertical
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Vf/f/s machine has ultrasonic cross seal and vertical

The Vf/f/s machine shown at the Emerson booth has Branson Ultrasonic sealing on both the cross seal and vertical sealing. Benefits of ultrasonics include the ability to seal through contaminants. There's also a material savings on each package made and energy savings as well.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Air pillow separator
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Automated Packaging Systems: Air pillow separator

AirPouch counts and separates void-fill air pillows for high-volume packing operations.
New thermal-transfer printers
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New thermal-transfer printers

Multiple interfaces are standard on the NX Series of thermal-transfer printers from Sato. Both 4- and 6-inch models are available.
Collaborative robot from Fanuc handles 35-g payload.
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Collaborative robot handles 35-kg payload

Among the highlights at PACK EXPO Las Vegas was the industry’s first 35-kg payload force-limited collaborative robot designed to work alongside humans without the need for safety fences.
Healthcare Packaging booth at Pharma EXPO
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LIVE FROM Pharma EXPO: Protecting personnel from potent compounds

Pharma EXPO presentation identifies key considerations while packaging oral solid-dose medications.
Healthcare Packaging booth at Pharma EXPO
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Protecting personnel from potent compounds

Pharma EXPO presentation identifies key considerations while packaging oral solid-dose medications.
Mitsubishi Electric shows off cage-free collaborative robot
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Mitsubishi Electric shows off cage-free collaborative robot

Using special firmware and safety technology, Mitsubishi can turn any industrial robot into a cage-free, collaborative robotic system.
ABB debuts new dual-arm collaborative robot technology that works side-by-side with humans
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ABB debuts new dual-arm collaborative robot technology that works side-by-side with humans

Developed initially for small parts assembly in the consumer electronics industry, ABB Robotics new YuMi fully collaborative, dual-arm, 14-axis robot handles payloads up to 500 g and is "precise enough to thread a needle."
Collaborative robots are coming on strong
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Collaborative robots are coming on strong

Among the trends noticeable at PACK EXPO Las Vegas was an increase in the number of suppliers offering something in the collaborative robots category. While for some years now it’s been mostly Universal Robots and Rethink Robotics leading the charge, notable news at the Las Vegas show was that now ABB, FANUC, Yaskawa, Steubli, Kuka and others have offerings in this category.
A two-axis robot uses vacuum pickup to transfer Neapolitans from the counter molds and place them on the infeed belt of the pack
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Chocolate wrapping Swiss style

Chocolat Frey’s business, especially its export shipments, were on the rise, and the only way to keep pace was to install new molding and packaging systems for its delicious Neapolitans.
Cremer CFS-622 tablet counter.
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New technology creates new business opportunities

Sharp Packaging Solutions standardizes on tablet counting/filling and labeling equipment on bottling lines at its Allentown, PA, plant.
MGS Machine: Friction feeder
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MGS Machine: Friction feeder

The Pulse friction feeder reaches speeds of up to 300 products/min.
Innovation Stage.
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PMMI releases final Innovation Stage schedule

Presenters to address food safety regulatory compliance, child-resistant packaging, automation, workforce engagement, and more at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015.
Omega Design Corp: Inline stretch bander
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Omega Design Corp: Inline stretch bander

Quatum Class Band-It Stretch Bander is adjustable for a wide range of cartons in a compact footprint.
Universal Robot at Tegra Medical.
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Collaborative robots help double output

Faced with rising production costs and lower price demands from customers, Tegra Medical, a contract manufacturer of medical devices, automated key aspects of its production operations with small, collaborative robots.
Edson Packaging Machinery: Case packer
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Edson Packaging Machinery: Case packer

The Raptor SL erects, packs, and seals up to 12 cases/min.
Linx Printing Technologies: Ink-jet printer
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Linx Printing Technologies: Ink-jet printer

Linx 8900 is a next-generation, easy-to-use CIJ printer that maximizes efficiencies.
Bosch Transver SDI
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Product distribution system

Transver SDI is designed for high row rates and gentle handling.

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