Machine attributes

Pack Expo 2012: High-speed robot can be mounted on wall or ceiling
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Pack Expo 2012: High-speed robot can be mounted on wall or ceiling

Agilus series of robots from Kuka are designed for high-speed picking and packing, and they can be mounted on the floor, on a wall, or even on the ceiling.
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Future engineers see Pack Expo first-hand

High school student teams from the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition get involved in packaging and processing.
Fast-changeover robotic case packer
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Fast-changeover robotic case packer

This recipe-driven robotic case packer from Z Automation features a robotic infeed and lets the user change carton or case size in 10 minutes or less with no tools required.
Shown here are just two of the many cartoning formats that the robotic end-of-line system is capable of executing.
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Coffee capsules cartoned fast and flexibly

Because the world’s supermarkets want their single-serve coffee capsules packaged in such a wide variety of formats, this Italian coffee marketer opted for maximum versatility.
Video: Vertical form-fill-seal machine for wash down environments
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Video: Vertical form-fill-seal machine for wash down environments

Matrix demonstrates its Triton heavy duty wash down bagger at Pack Expo. The Triton features stainless steel 4 inch by 4 inch extreme duty welded frame, high torque servo or stepper electric Smart Jaw ST sealing system and speeds of 100 plus bags a minute. Booth # S-853
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Earthbound Farm Adept
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Earthbound Farm installs robotic systems to case-pack produce clamshells

Gentle handling, accuracy, cost, and environmental benefits help this California grower of organic salads and produce.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Palletizer for caustic and corrosive environments

A-B-C Packaging’s Model 72AGSS palletizer provides all-stainless construction and rugged componentry to ensure top performance and long machine life in plants running caustic food products, chemicals, fertilizers, or feeds.
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Trends in robotics and best practices for buying and specifying

Four of the latest trends in robotics that we’re seeing, and three tips to keep in mind when buying robotic machinery
Paktech's sustainability equals profitability... just ask Walmart
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Paktech's sustainability equals profitability... just ask Walmart

How can you reduce eliminate corrugate and petroleum use, 78% of your greenhouse gas emissions and 90% of your energy use? Watch this video to get the answer from Paktech, “the handle people” ... and so much more. Need convincing? Just pause this short video at 1:20 and study the Walmart eco-scoring chart at 1:20. And again at 2:20 to see how to save hundreds of dollars per truckload.
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Pack Expo 2012 eye candy: high-speed robotic pick/place, infeed through end-of-line
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Pack Expo 2012 eye candy: high-speed robotic pick/place, infeed through end-of-line

From personal care to food (in this video, candy bars) this high-speed automatic packaging line delivers elegantly simple, single multi-servo axis control to reduce costs and space requirements while adding modular flexibility and operator interface ease. Billy Goodman, Managing Director of Cama USA, gives you a preview of the machine mated with a flowwrapping machine and conveyor. The same 'tech' handles end-of-line applications. Watch it, then see it running on the Expo floor!
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Nercon Engineering & Mfg. Inc: Sanitary food conveyor

Engineered for extreme caustic wash down procedures, Nercon’s stainless steel Sanitary Level III conveyor is an all-welded, bead-blasted, sealed-tube conveyor design suitable for conveying starched food or raw food product.
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Adept Technology, Inc: Automation cell for case packing clamshells

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #S-1454! Adept Technology’s ClamPAC is a standardized modular robotic Packaging Automation Cell, which gently packs clamshells into cases at high speeds, and can be dropped into any line.
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AZCO Corp.: Pouch dispenser

AZCO Corp.’s RotoCut knife cartridge, a rotary shear assembly, allows for a 2-min blade change without tools.
A front-row seat to Ishida weigher applications, in high-def video
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A front-row seat to Ishida weigher applications, in high-def video

Ishida, the pioneer in computer-controlled combination weighing solutions, tackles a multitude of applications including candy, snacks, fresh-and-sticky meats, IQF veggies, cereals, wet salads, snack foods, pasta, nuts/seeds, tobacco, IQF meat, cheese and non-foods. Watch this high-resolution video to see them in action! Ishida is part of the Heat and Control family of solutions for processing, product handling, inspection, and packaging.
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Achema delivers a futuristic perspective

Trend reports look ahead to anti-counterfeiting, biotherapeutics, container-sized production, and automation.
LIVE FROM ACHEMA 2012: Continuous-motion thermoforming line
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LIVE FROM ACHEMA 2012: Continuous-motion thermoforming line

At the Marchesini stand at Achema 2012, Andy Long, director, demonstrates the MB460 continuous-motion thermoforming line that produces up to 720 blisters/min and allows for quick changeovers.
LIVE FROM ACHEMA 2012: Robotic technology
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LIVE FROM ACHEMA 2012: Robotic technology

New robot technology for liquid handling is explained by Jürgen Schäfer, managing director, Optima Pharma during Achema 2012. The equal filling level is maintained at all times and any robot movement, and is especially appropriate for small filling volumes requiring freeze drying as the robot employs mathematical controls that limit liquid surface fluctuations.
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Vertical carousel and cart system

New multi-use units can be dedicated to a work station or area or rotated for replenishment, kitting, consolidation, buffer or pick and pass applications.
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