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PMMI's new study, “Trends in Robotics Market Assessment 2014.”
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Dynamic changes in robotic packaging applications

Today, 75% of end users use robotics along their manufacturing lines, and the capabilities for food and pharmaceutical processing are game-changers.
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Shown here is the carton format marketed by Henkel.
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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.
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New interface tool tightly integrates robots and packaging machines

Generally speaking, when a robot made by a robotic OEM is integrated into a piece of packaging machinery like a case packer or cartoner, the robot comes with its own controller while the packaging machinery components are controlled by a PLC. The two controllers must interface for the total system to function.
Pfizer Global Supply to conduct trial of thermal imaging system that offers 100% inline inspection without touching the package, offering a technology development for nondestructive packaging seal inspection.
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Pfizer Global Supply to conduct trial of thermal imaging system

Thermal imaging system offers 100% inline inspection without touching the package, offering a technology development for nondestructive packaging seal inspection.
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Yaskawa Motoman: Six-axis robot

The new MH12 six-axis robot provides superior performance in assembly, dispensing, material handling, machine tending and packaging applications.
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QUALITY ASSURANCE. A Signature Touch metal detector from Mettler-Toledo Safeline helps ensure the quality of Gematria’s nutritional supplements and antioxidant formulas.
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Metal detector ensures top quality for Gematria’s nutritional supplements

Machine virtually eliminates potential contamination from getting into any of the company’s bottles, before they’re shipped out the door.
FRONT VIEW. The front of the AFTCATS robotic bottling system shows the main touchscreen display, with the pick-and-place loading robot shown in the window.
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Cancer diagnostics firm automates bottle filling, capping, labeling

Dako’s compact robotic bottling system frees up vital production floor space, increases speed, and reduces labor costs, filling different bottle shapes and sizes with no mechanical setup between production runs.
FLEXIBLE PACKS. This lineup shows some of the varieties  of 50-mL Pocket Shot packs.
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Pocket Shot hunts for pouch sealing solution

Ultrasonic sealing virtually eliminates leakers attributable to a previous hot-seal/cold-seal approach.
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OxySense: Oxygen permeation expansion

OxyPerm Permeation/OTR System introduces BottlePerm Fixture, providing the same capabilities for bottles and cups as for flat films.
TWO POUCHES. Two unoriented pouches are picked up by an AFA Delta 3 robot, which then places them into a loading funnel.
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Robotic cartoning adds efficiency, subtracts labor costs

Robotic cartoning replaces manual operations, alleviating labor shortages, costs, and increasing line efficiency for contract manufacturer Pharmalab Inc.
ITW Muller: Rotary ring stretch wrapp
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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.
ESS Technologies: Robot for syringe pick and place
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ESS Technologies: Robot for syringe pick and place

Creates a high-speed pick-and-place cell requiring little floorspace, handling multiple sizes with minimum tooling, allowing efficient size changeovers.
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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.
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'No more searching for manuals' with the latest process CIP systems

The latest Clean-In-Place systems mate training and workforce productivity tools with electromechanical bells and whistles for speed and compliance.
TWO FILLERS. Bottles on the conveyor line pass underneath the two Spee-Dee fillers. After the bottles are filled they are sealed and prepped for shipping.
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New sanitary auger fillers improve filling accuracy

Whole food supplement packager Standard Process Inc. reduces powdered product overfills, meets sanitary guidelines.
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TM Robotics (Americas) Inc.: SCARA robots

TM Robotics (Americas) Inc. offers a complete line of affordable and lightweight THL Series SCARA robots, with the addition of its extended arm length THL800, THL900 and THL1000.
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Epson: Compact 6-axis robots

The EPSON C4 compact 6-Axis robots continues the tradition of setting new standards for small sized 6-axis robot performance.
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Robotic loading of clamshell blister sealer
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Robotic loading of clamshell blister sealer

Fully automatic eight-station rotary blister pack sealing machine from Starview Packaging can be integrated with an ESS robotic system that puts product into blister.

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