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Robotic end effectors are guided to the precise position of the incoming flow-wrapped patties by a vision system.
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Frozen beef patties go robotic

Since Ivor Karan established his feedlot in 1974, Karan Beef has seen steady growth. Now the firm’s top-quality beef products are benefitting from robotic cartoning.
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Pasta sauce bottles enter a labeler at left, then exit labeled at right. Filled, capped, and labeled bottles accumulate on a high-speed bottling line at LiDestri’s Rochester, NY, facility.
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Contract manufacturer accelerates its packaging operations

New facilities and equipment investments drive LiDestri Foods’ operations in Rochester, NY, and Fresno, CA.
Talon series offers robotic tooling technology featuring œvacuum on board 2.0
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Talon series offers robotic tooling technology featuring œvacuum on board 2.0

Primary and secondary packaging from JLS Automation offers high sanitary capability and design flexibility that allows you to adapt your packaging requirements for tomorrow as well as today. Applications include case packing, blister and tray loading, product orientation and alignment, or product inspection.
Case packer for bags and pouches handles stand-up and layflat configuration
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Case packer for bags and pouches handles stand-up and layflat configuration

BluePrint Automation's Swing Machine is a highly flexible case packer for bags and pouches, with the ability to pack them laying down or standing up on the same machine. Video shows pouches being packed in a retail-ready 3-sided display case.
Podcast

A new paradigm on industrial robots?

Keith Campbell's first look at new technology from two companies, Universal Robotics and Rethink Robotics. These companies are taking a completely different approach to robotics, offering units that are inexpensive, flexible, adaptable, and easily retrained. Will they work in packaging?
Palletize at speeds of 2 secs/bag
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Palletize at speeds of 2 secs/bag

New robotic system from Fanuc is capable of palletizing 30+ bags/min and is suitable for cases or bags. The unique benefit is that this palletizer breaks the two second barrier for bag-to-bag palletizing.
Robotic cartoning with collating and nesting
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Robotic cartoning with collating and nesting

Delkor's C1 Robotic Packer is a result of that company's cooperation with Tetra Pak. System can pivot alternating containers to nest them in a carton in order to minimize unused space and maximize pallet density.
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Epson: 6-axis robots

Epson Robots introduces the new Epson C4 and C4L compact 6-Axis robots.
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IRB 360 FlexPicker 8 kg
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ABB Robotics: New high speed picking & packing machine

The stronger model handles up to 100 cycles per minute, featuring the smallest footprint of all Delta robots with payloads greater than 3 kg.
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Wexxar/Bel: Case former, sealer system

The BEL 150/505g4ss washdown-protected, stainless steel semi-automatic case former and sealer from Wexxar Packaging, powered by Pro Mach, provides food and beverage plants with a cost effective, low maintenance case former and sealer specifically designed for washdown or high moisture environments.
The X-4S pressure-sensitive labeling head is designed to meet serialization demands and allow quick changeover.
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Weiler Labeling Systems: X-4S pressure-sensitive labeling head meets serialization demands

High-speed labeling head is servo motor-driven and includes closed-loop push-pull system for tool-less disassembly.
Machine Case Study
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From overmolding to water testing in record time

Experience, creativity and cooperation were essential to developing the automated production process and machinery for a unique microbiological test vial that certifies water free of E. coli in hours instead of weeks.
Marchesini Unica 2
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Marchesini Group: Robotic tray packaging line

Flexibility, speed, small footprint, and quick changeovers among the benefits of monobloc unit.
The Servo-controlled Rotary Pocket (SRP) bottle unscrambler features patented rotary pockets and provides speed, precision, and expandability.
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Teva maximizes efficiency in minimal space

Unscrambling equipment provider tailors machinery for flexibility, efficiency, and to meet future track-and-trace requirements.
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Baldor Electric Company: Motors for sanitary washdowns

Designed for humid and moist environments in the food and beverage industry, Baldor’s Super White Washdown Duty line of motors features an autophoretic autodeposition exterior surface preparation method that makes the white epoxy finish coat of these motors five times more resistant to corrosion and chipping than previous methods.
Gemini 4
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Robot controller

Bosch Packaging Technology launches Gemini 4, a Delta robot hardware platform and software controller.
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High performance palletizer

New Downstacker series palletizers from TopTier support from 11 to 30 high performance drives to maximize performance. The control technology, from B&R Industrial Automation, has reduced wiring, simplified startup and maintenance.
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SICK, Inc: Safety light curtain with innovative mounting

Featuring a sleek, low-profile design for quick and easy machine integration, the low-cost deTec4 Core safety light curtain from Sick provides hazardous point protection and single-sided access protection.

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