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GANTRY PACKER. Among the new pieces of equipment in Line 1 is the top-loading gantry case packer.
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Optimized lines at Bacardi Beaucaire

At a historic facility in the south of France, Bacardi engineers have found a way to increase speed, efficiency, and flexibility by taking six lines down to two.
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Aseptic plant enables new business opportunity

Fruit-based drink-mix components company Beverage Innovations enters new markets with shelf-stable aseptic product supplied by new processing/packaging company Wright Foods.
The finished, easy-open  cases are aesthetically  pleasing and include  precisely positioned die-cut  holes to view/scan internal  product barcodes.
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Automated packaging solution upgrades e-commerce efficiencies

Pet care products marketer/shipper reduces labor, packaging materials, and delivery costs, while increasing output speeds.
Corrugated trays are fed into a machine that puts two 12-count cartons into each tray.
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Tasting Freedom in adhesive application

The oldest operating brewery in the country was first in line when it came to trying out a hot melt adhesive application system that cuts costs and streamlines maintenance.
AccuLiner™ Compound End Lining System
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Compound end lining system

Provides repeatable compound dispensing; brings material savings and reduced downtime in end lining and closure operations.
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A closeup of the robotic end effector and its vacuum pickup cups.
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Cartoning made simple

What used to take six operators now requires just one as Schiff Nutrition automates its cartoning operation. At 400 nutrition bars/min, the speed is pretty impressive, too.
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Staples deploys on-demand, custom case making

Staples rolls out on-demand case-making system that produces a custom case size for every order. At its Oak Creek, WI, facility, two machines convert 151 box sizes at 300/hr.
CASE PACKING. After corrugated case blanks are erected and loaded automatically, cases proceed to a glue application station and
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Sliced cheese line is keyed by automation and accuracy

Among the highlights on this new line is a novel use of X-Ray scanning combined with powerful controls technology capable of processing data in milliseconds.
CUSTOM CASING. The customized automatic wraparound case packer is PLC-controlled and servo-driven (above).
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Fast, flexible case changeovers

 Extruded soap block operation cuts changeover time from hours to minutes by upgrading to automated case packing.
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Automation completes speedy cup-packaging line

 Huhtamaki-America meets the challenge of its plant’s increased foodservice cup-forming capabilities by automating its case-packing and palletizing operations.
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Frozen entrée producer installs high-efficiency casing equipment

Competitively priced, small-footprint system fits nicely into the budget and floor space at Inovata Foods.
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Pouch system blazes new beverage trail

A unique flexible-pouch package is an essential component of the new Esio hot/cold drink system for home or office. To supply final, filled product, the package provider adds complete co-packing capabilities.
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New BIB wine line toasts tried-and-true technologies

Mission Bell Winery’s 5-L bag-in-box wine line serves as a blueprint for a new 3-L line that provides ‘outstanding’ sterility, ergonomics, and productivity.
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Beringer's PET project moves downstream

Automated loading of carriers and cases of 187-mL PET bottles of wine lifts output.
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Bush Brothers cooks up faster labeling

Baked beans packer Bush Brothers and Company, Augusta, WI, needed to speed up its can-labeling operations to more than 1,000 cans per minute, which exceeded what its existing labeler could do.
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Bush Brothers sticks it to glue problems

New can label adhesive applicators reduce adhesive use by 25%.
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Candy company sweetens packaging efficiencies

Farley’s and Sathers adds versatile vertical cartoning line to keep pace with growing product demand.
New cartoning equipment helps Anderson Packaging accommodate the challenging tolerances of cartons such as these from TAP Pharma
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CP's custom cartoner handles challenging carton

New equipment helps pharmaceutical contract packager meet its customer demands and stay within its budget.
From the tf/f/s system at the head of the line (above) to the robotic palletizer at the end, both of the twin lines at Schering-
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'The way packaging should be done'

Twin blister-pack lines populated by ‘best-in-class’ machines played a key role as Schering-Plough took its Claritin-brand product from prescription-only to OTC status. See video
A short distance downstream from a new ink-jet date coder (inset), cans are collated and pushed into either an RSC or a tray; sh
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Coffee roaster sees packaging as a key to growth

F. Gaviña & Sons has plans to bust out of its California backyard and take on the competition nationwide.See in-plant video
Front and back paper labels are applied at speeds to 220 1-gal bottles/min.
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Mott's creates downstream flexibility

On Mott’s new bottling line, aseptically filled PET bottles of juice product in four sizes can be automatically conveyed through a number of tray- or case-packing options.
From a tote resin pellets are vacuumed to an overhead level and then down to as many as three hot-melt units located as far as 1
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Start spreading the glues

Miller Brewing efficiently delivers hot-melt glue pellets to multiple glue-dispensing units thanks to an overhead air conveying system.
Leonard Cole (above left), North York plant manager, and Nick Boragina, Concord plant manager, display cartons of IQF product at
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See Janes run

New folding-carton erecting and sealing equipment improves efficiency and lowers labor and material costs for two Janes Family Foods plants in Canada.See in-plant video
The 24-valve filler (above) is enclosed in a chamber where overpressured sterile air keeps contamination out.
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Montaqua makes its move

This Montana water plant is poised to make a splash. A new line for PET bottles paves the way for much broader distribution.
New erectors and partition inserters for Chevron- Texaco Global Lubricants have helped reduce corrugated waste by nearly 12%.
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Chevron erects plan to cut corrugated waste

Six new machines help oil giant dramatically cut corrugated waste.
Sundor's Anaheim, CA, plant's labor-saving move to automated hot melt distribution will yield a payback of just more than one ye
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Sunny Delight solves a sticky situation

An automatic hot melt distribution system for five glue units at P&G saves labor costs and improves performance.
Marker flow on the clip conveyor can be directed to the cartoner. Flow automatically reverts to the bulk system in case of a car
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Sanford counts on oriented bulk filling (sidebar)

Integrated cartoning and casing
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Glue stabilizes Pepsi bottler's pallets

In January, Pepsi-Cola/Dr. Pepper franchise bottler Marion Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. began to lower its costs by employing a new pallet stabilization system from Nordson (Duluth, GA).
A new cartoning machine erects multipack carton blanks (above), pairs six 4-oz cups of yogurt (right) onto the blank, then wraps
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New filler, cartoner, help 'moo-ve' multipacks

Renovation reaps rewards for yogurt maker (sidebar)