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First foray into robotics yields big benefits for deli meat producer

Deli meat and cheese producer Dietz & Watson installs its first robotic case packer for vacuum-packed deli meat to keep pace with a new 144-pack/min hf/f/s machine.
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.
Empty tubes are picked from boxes by the robot’s twin-row end effector and placed in the filler’s pucks.
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Norway's Ello turns to robots for an automation solution

Filling, insertion into trays, secondary packaging, and palletizing of tubes is done at 155 tubes/min by a tightly integrated series of robotic systems that require only one operator.
Each robotic end effector picks 30 empty tubes per cycle and places them in the pucks on the racetrack carrier.
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One controller governs 92 axes of motion

What do you get when you deploy 92 servo motors on a tube-filling machine? At Norden, a part of the Coesia Group, you get a machine that fills 850 toothpaste tubes/min.
End-of-arm pouch-picking tools use fingers covered in hardened rubber to grab a pouch and lift it into a case.
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Sweet robots handle pouched sweets

From automatic case erecting to robotic case packing and robotic palletizing, the new end-of-line automation at this Ontario food manufacturer is a quantum leap forward.
Custom end-of-arm tooling for the robot arm at Kelly-Moore’s facility.
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Robots address expanse of packaging needs - five case histories

Confectionery, food, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods are just a few of the industries employing robots for their speed, functionality, efficiency, and accuracy.
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Robots come within packagers' reach

Increased speeds and flexibility, less complex operation, and lower price tags are putting robotics within reach of a range of packaging operations.
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Automated pickers boost hamburger packing efficiencies

White Castle uses robots to lower labor requirements and prevent job-related injuries.
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AstraZeneca relies on robotics

Robotic case packing and palletizating of Nexium blister- and wallet-packs at AstraZeneca’s Södertälje, Sweden, facility improve productivity and reduce manufacturing costs.
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Software tool for palletizing

ABB Robotics is launching an efficient software tool for palletizing called PickMaster 5.0.
The first robotic loader (top right) for workplace water bottles was installed at Neverfail's Thornleigh plant.
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U.S. technology upgrades Australian water bottler

A 66% increase in productivity and a threefold boost in output accompany the installation of automated workplace water-bottle filling and handling.
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Breakthrough aseptic line at CNP (sidebar)

Robotic wizardry