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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.
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High-speed tray denester
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MGS Machine: High-speed tray denester

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #C-4322! MGS Machine introduces the Vortex, a new high-speed tray denester that separates trays, clamshells, flanged lids, tubs and buckets from a nested stack and accurately places them, ready for filling, on a flighted or flat-belt conveyor at speeds up to 300/min.
Open-architecture robot control
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Aerotech: Open-architecture robot control

The RCP-DELTA robot control system is based on Aerotech’s A3200 Machine Controller; its networked, distributed architecture provides a scalable platform upon which additional robots, I/O, and positioning devices can be integrated easily.
External view of Method's Pullman, Chicago facility.
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A Method to its madness

With a wind turbine and solar panels helping to produce energy for its in-house bottle molding and packaging lines, Method is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability at its new LEED Platinum-certified facility in Chicago’s historic Pullman district.
4 lanes to 1 combiner
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Multi-Conveyor: 4 lanes to 1 combiner

Multi-Conveyor offers an economical 4 to 1 solution which saves users both floor space and money; the system incorporates four lanes of pneumatically actuated clamping devices and blade stops that are used to control the traffic of four rows of product and merge them seamlessly down to one lane for delivery to a palletizing system.
2:1 Merge Conveyor
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Multi-Conveyor: Conveyor merges two lanes to one without multiple servos

Designed without multiple servos to keep costs low, Multi-Conveyor’s 2:1 Merge Conveyor for bagged products merges two lanes of separately fed 12-in long bagged food products into a single lane at 110 products/min.
Directionally sort at any angle
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Directionally sort at any angle

Intralox displays a handful of innovations, including the OMNI-DIRECTIONAL Sorter (ODS) which allows products to directionally sort at virtually any angle.
Improve efficiency by righting tipped bottles
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Improve efficiency by righting tipped bottles

The new Gebo Cermex SecurFlow removes fallen bottles on a conveyor to improve line efficiency and machine efficiency. With a speed capacity of 250 ft. per minute, the SecurFlow can pick up multiple bottles, and can either right the bottle or remove it from the line.
Pacing conveyor is flexible and fast
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Pacing conveyor is flexible and fast

Dorner Manufacturing has partnered with Yaskawa to develop the Smart Pace conveyor, which allows packagers to determine the space between packages' measurement that can be changed on-the-fly.
Multidirectional conveyor provides orienting flexibility
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Multidirectional conveyor provides orienting flexibility

The new System Plast 1-in.-pitch 2253 roller top modular belt from Emerson Industrial Automation allows flat-bottomed packages to be moved in virtually any direction without the use of pushers or external guides.

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