Machine attributes

A robot for $22,000?
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A robot for $22,000?

Baxter is a $22,000 robot from Rethink Robotics that performs repetitive tasks at modest speeds. Force-sensing technologies make it extremely safe for operation around human beings
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Type 4X enclosures with stainless steel latch
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Hoffman: Type 4X enclosures with stainless steel latch

Featuring durable, light gray polycarbonate, integrated molded hinges for secure cover attachment and stainless steel hinge pins for chemical and corrosion resistance, these non-metallic enclosures provide reliable protection for sensitive electrical and electronic components.
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Yaskawa LoadWorld
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Yaskawa America, Inc: Robot solution for machine tending

LoadWorld® is a pre-engineered standard robot solution for machine tending that can be integrated with new or existing machines.
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MultiFLEXA 250 Continuous Motion Capsule Filler
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MG America: Continuous motion capsule filler

Machine produces up to 250,000 capsules per hour and can be equipped with MultiNETT Weight Control System.
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MM4 Traveling Spray System
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Traveling spray system

Attachment can continuously or intermittently wash screen mesh free of solids.
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Christensen at ProMat/Automate show 2013.
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Keynoter at ProMat/Automate show refutes 60 Minutes' premise on robotics

The venerable and popular 60 Minutes Show ruffled more than a few feathers in the manufacturing sector with a January 13 show suggesting that the growth of robotics and automation in the U.S. comes at the cost of jobs.
Jamieson Symetix
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Vibratory size grader adds efficiencies for Jamieson Laboratories

Automates removal of broken tablets and fragments upstream of packaging for Canadian maker of vitamins, minerals, and supplements.
Void-fill and protective packaging offers clean, cost-effective solutions
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Void-fill and protective packaging offers clean, cost-effective solutions

The AirPouch® Express 3™ void-fill and protective packaging systems from Automated Packaging Systems offer clean, cost-effective packing solutions. These portable, all electric systems are user-friendly, fast and convenient, and eliminate the need to store large, bulky materials.
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Indexing conveyors accurately deliver component part counts and weights per box at an adjustable pace.
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Indexing conveyors give line operators a break

Modular conveyors give this injection molding company a useful time cushion that improves labor usage efficiencies and reduces packaging line downtime.
Empty tubes are picked from boxes by the robot’s twin-row end effector and placed in the filler’s pucks.
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Norway's Ello turns to robots for an automation solution

Filling, insertion into trays, secondary packaging, and palletizing of tubes is done at 155 tubes/min by a tightly integrated series of robotic systems that require only one operator.
NutraBio bottles
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Nutritional supplement company saves money, reduces waste

NutraBio meets ever-changing labeling demands with digital label printing systems that reduce the need for label inventory and cut costs.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Machine add-on provides size, format adjustments

Designed to produce more SKU¹s on existing equipment, Schneider Packaging Equipment’s Pro-Adjust is a new add-on solution that automatically adjusts all types of machines when changing sizes or formats, improving line efficiency, and reducing changeover time.
Sun-Pac metal detector
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Versatile metal detector shines at Sun-Pac

Machine is moveable between eight different packaging lines for this contract packager of vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements.
Small-footprint top-load case packer
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Small-footprint top-load case packer

Prodec exhibited a very compact case packer whose top-load format makes it an especially flexible solution.
Robotic case packer for 14,000 bottles/hr
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Robotic case packer for 14,000 bottles/hr

The Robomax 200 from Italproject, which is capable of case packing 14,000 bottles/hr, uses a specially designed feedscrew principle and an ABB robot.
Pack Expo 2012: Twin-head machine features robotics
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Pack Expo 2012: Twin-head machine features robotics

The 1702 tube filling system from Norden, part of the Coesia Group, is a twin-head machine that uses an ABB robot to feed tubes into the tube holder chain.
 Case packer leverages vision-guided robotics
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Case packer leverages vision-guided robotics

Osprey case packing system from JLS greatly simplifies changeover, permitting a change in minutes, and sanitary design is a key characteristic.
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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