Model RM-960 sheet dispenser from Newcastle (New Castle, PA) dispenses tie or slip sheets for unitizing or load transfer applications. Vacuum cups lift a single sheet from a storage magazine and transfer it horizontally.
Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) will show the new Eagle 50 Robotic Palletizer, manufactured by Italy's Gruppo Elettric 80, fully integrated with the Schneider high-speed, servo-driven, horizontal case packer.
Pacific Robotics' (San Diego, CA) PR-110 robot depalletizes loads of bagged material as tall as 80". It uses a regenerative vacuum blower and a proprietary pickup head to systematically remove bags from the pallet load and place them on a conveyor.
Versatile machines that will allow manufacturers multiple packaging options was one of the frequent answers in Packaging World's second exclusive survey of Pack Expo registrants. Large buying teams and longer visits are also planned this year.
Juice maker automates vision system for detecting fill heights and cap application on PET bottles containing hot-filled juices. Productivity rises, labor costs decline, resulting in payback in less than one year.