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 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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TOP-CLIP. Carlsberg’s Astra brand uses a top-clip paperboard ‘carton’ to package its six packs.
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Secondary packaging done offline at Carlsberg

Carlsberg Germany creates offline center for secondary packaging of nonstandard packaging formats, replacing manual packing and increasing output to 14,400 bottles/hr.
A high-speed delta robot uses a vacuum end-of-arm tool to pick up individual diagnostic test kits and feed them to a flow wrapper.
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Packaging is part of robotics’ banner year

The North American robotics industry achieved record growth of 17% in 2012, and as these firsthand accounts prove, packaging applications played a part in that phenomenal expansion.
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Streamlined controls platform for robotic case packer

Proprietary robotic controllers are out and a familiar look and feel are in now that one controls platform is used across the entire robot case packer.
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Mueller plant brimming with technology

From laser scanning of cheese blocks to multi-axis servo-controlled case and tray packers, this dairy plant makes automated packaging systems a top priority.
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Adding flexibility to case-packing & palletizing

Dean Foods fine-tunes packing and handling efficiencies for popular ‘Milk Chug’ products by installing versatile, easy-changeover case load/palletize equipment.
The end-of-arm tooling uses three vacuum cups per bottle to pick empty bottles from a rack; in this picking mode, the mechanical
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Robot provides a path to growth

A robotic solution involving an ingenious end effector has cut labor costs and brought greatly improved ergonomics to this Tennessee water bottler.
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Robotics improve brewery efficiencies

Medium-size brewery Pyraser Bier GmbH & Co. KG, Thalmassing, Germany, manufactures and markets several types of beer as well as carbonated beverages, juices, and other nonalcoholic drinks.
Shown at left is P&G's Gross Gerau tube filler during a break. A robot inserts tubes 20 at a time into pockets in the portion of
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Technology opens a door at P&G

By hitching its wagon to that increasingly bright star called servo technology, P&G gains flexibility, increased capacity, and better utilization of equipment assets.
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
Above photo shows one of two infeed stations, including the feed screw, used to feed vials into the labeler.
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Aventis reinvents vial packaging

It starts with a labeler handling 900 vials/min and finishes with robotic cartoning and palletizing. In between is a pioneering use of 2D datamatrix coding symbology.