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Vaccon Co.: Air amplification pumps

CDF Air Amplifiers pick up pliable, folded bags and pouches to solve challenging pharmaceutical and medical packaging material applications.
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MGS: Card inserter for food, beverages

Suitable for the food and beverage industry, MGS Machine’s PHS SideSerter is a customizable inserter that is able to place backer cards on snack trays at a very specific angle at a speed of 80-120 trays/min.
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Epson: Compact 6-axis robots

The new Epson C4 and C4L compact 6-axis robots with the new RC700 controller feature a unique compact wrist pitch as well as a slim body elbow design to deliver faster speeds and more payload capability than the C3 while keeping the SlimLine design.
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Simco-Ion: Updated pinner charging bar series

Simco-Ion's updated Pinner Charging Bar Series, suitable for temporarily pinning or bonding materials together, features ruggedized construction, improved electrical insulation, new versatile mounting options, and new high-output bar models.
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tna: automated continuous slurry mixing and application system

Ideal for salty snacks, baked snacks and extruded products that require slurry flavouring in a tumble drum, the high performance tna intelli-flav® CLS 3 closed-loop slurry (CLS) seasoning system enhances the homogeneity of the slurry mix.
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Intelligrated: Entry-level picking solution

Designed for both simple and complex operations, the RTS Trak3 cL pick-to-light system from Intelligrated utilizes bright flashing lights and easy-to-read LED displays to provide clear direction to pick locations and quantities in a variety of fulfillment methods, including cluster and batch picking.
 MULTIPLE ROBOTS. Photo shows how robots one, two, and three automatically move lidded plates to the retort crates.
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Automation at Nestle brings back baby food line

A range of shelf-stable, microwavable, ready meals for babies and toddlers showed promise a few years ago. But packaging operations had to be optimized to make it viable.
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KHS: Feed module conveys lightweight PET preforms

The new, horizontal Feedflow feed module from KHS is designed to reliably and gently convey lightweight (less than 10 g) PET preforms at speeds up to 84,000 preforms/hr. to its Feedmax preform sorter and feed system, and InnoPET Blomax stretch blow molder.
WestPack 2014: Capping Machine
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WestPack 2014: Capping Machine

Magna Capper is an automatic inline capping machine that applies and torques closures onto containers at speeds to 60 cpm. Track feeds cap to machine. Floats cap onto bottle, allowing for fewer crossthreads. Uses servo technology for repeatable, consistent running. Incorporates a user-friendly Allen Bradley touchscreen.
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.

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