Carton varieties. The cartoner handles a wide variety of carton sizes, so ease of changeover was a must.
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Punched up pita packing

New cartoning technology powered by an advanced electric drives and control solution is paving the way for growth at Milwaukee-based Kangaroo Brands, a rising maker of pita bread products.
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Medical pouches. This sophisticated medical combination pouch system turns flat roll stock into a range of bags and pouches used in the healthcare industry.
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Recipe for success

Using the latest drive and control components, CMD Corp. built a PDI Medical Combination Pouch System with rapid data management and unparalleled precision.
Robotic end effectors are guided to the precise position of the incoming flow-wrapped patties by a vision system.
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Frozen beef patties go robotic

Since Ivor Karan established his feedlot in 1974, Karan Beef has seen steady growth. Now the firm’s top-quality beef products are benefitting from robotic cartoning.
Drives are integrated directly with the motors outside of the control cabinet.
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Reducing case packer cost and complexity

Brenton engineers did everything they could to make a faster and simpler case packer. Creativity—and new technology—were the keys.
One Control. A single MLC control moves all the robots and does intelligent load balancing.
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One controller handles three delta robots

Easier installation at the customer plant is just one of the benefits gained by designing a multi-robot pick-and-place machine governed by a single controller.
Efficiency. Reducing energy costs is becoming a greater concern for manufacturers, with automation being an area where much ener
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J&J Ortho employs total cost of ownership approach in Puerto Rico

By working with its controls, automation, and equipment suppliers, the company improves its packaging efficiency, economics, and sustainability.
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Popcorn company upgrades filling operations

PLC controls and servo drives improve fill speeds and accuracies.
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Small footprint, maximum functionality

IndraDrive Mi helps reduce footprint and add flexibility for a four-axis, top-load robotic case packer handling 120 packs/min.
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Marrying speed and flexibility in new carrier applicators

Eight axes of servo-based motion are tightly controlled and synchronized by an integrated motion and logic solution.
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Survey sheds light on controls in packaging

Both those who build and those who buy packaging machinery talk with PW about a controls and integration study done for the Packaging Automation Forum.
GUIDE SYSTEM. A servo-driven overhead guide system eliminates the possibility of pack separation during carton-loading.
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From 4-pack to fridge pack

Flexibility and rapid changeover are among the key benefits gained by Thiele’s decision to rely heavily on servo technology in its new packer.
Chain conveyor. Filled strawberry baskets are routed to the boxing station for shipment preparation.
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Transport system satisfies need for speed, flexibility

Strawberry co-op upgrades operations with high-speed chain conveyor and versatile aluminum modular assembly components.
Highly compatible software programming plays a key role in synchronizing pallet formation (below) with case placement on the act
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Standards-based solutions bring flexibility to robotic palletizer

Because case-infeed software and case-palletizing software both comply with IEC 61131-3 standards, this robotic end effector is uniquely flexible and responsive.
Precise positioning of bags is a hallmark of the robotic top-loader (above). I/O system shown below has a compact design that sa
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Robotic case packer gains from integrated controls

Positioning information is sent from one servo drive to another along an Ethernet connection, and a single controller handles logic, motion, and HMI.
The servo drives and MKD washdown servo motors are part 
of a control system.
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Servos synchronize

Liquid filling machines designed for pharmaceutical users benefit from 12 to 24 axes of servo control.
A controls retrofit helped Polyair put its converting equipment back into operation.
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New controls bring smooth production

A flawed drives and controls package in this converting system had to be replaced before the machine could be returned to production.
Shown above are two of the three "delta" style robots that take frankfurters from their random orientation and organize them int
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'Knowledge-based' robots learn as they pack

Machine vision, robotic packaging equipment, PC controls, and customized software combine to help a German maker of frankfurters cope with growth.
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
Step 1 - Book orders and corrugated T-blanks in the machine's infeed.
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No more changeover

Software and servos permit specialized machine to package random-sized orders of books and CDs at 30 packages/min. See in-plant video
By squeezing the upper compartment and bursting a peelable seal, a health professional mixes the diluent with the powder in the
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B. Braun builds a better bag

The Duplex drug delivery system from B. Braun Medical addresses shortcomings typical in the packaging traditionally used for a certain class of intravenous drugs.
Case packer (above) uses customized, interchangeable cassettes to handle a variety of container styles and sizes (left) via tool
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Multiple styles, single solution

A specialized case packer at Custom Building Products handles a range of styles from cylinders to ovals to F-style containers, in pints to 2 ½-gal sizes. See in-plant video