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Picking, packing, and palletizing with robots

Robotics—a flexible automation system that improves productivity, quality, and workforce capabilities—continues making inroads into packaging.
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Robotics boost fish pack efficiencies

European seafood processor upgrades and diversifies packaging line operations to keep pace with growing product demand.
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Cost Concerns for Vision

Ease-of-use is a big factor for those who are integrating vision equipment, but cost is also a driving factor. Systems today can go for as little as $1귔, representing a substantial decline from the recent past.
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International agreements

Amcor Twinpak-North America Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has signed an agreement with CNC Containers (Tumwater, WA) that gives Amcor a 100% equity position in CNC.
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International agreements

SIG Swiss Industrial Co. Holding Ltd. (Neuhausen Rhine Falls, Switzerland) has acquired Krupp Kunststofftechnik (Essen, Germany), renaming it SIG Plastics Div.
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Milestones

eWinWin(www.ewinwin.com), an enabler of group buying, achieved its first transaction in the packaging field. In the eWinWin group-buying model, the more buyers that sign up to buy from a given supplier in a specific transaction, the lower the price based on a discount schedule worked out in advance by the seller.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

SWF Companies (Sanger, CA) has acquired Salwasser Mfg. Co., Inc. (Reedley, CA).
Creative Packaging Corp. accepts the McKesson Supplier Certification Award: (from left) Tom Wilcox, Wade Utsunomiya, Jerry Somme
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Achievements

Petroleum Packaging Council (Chicago, IL) will fund university scholarships to junior and senior packaging science students at Clemson University, Michigan State University and California Polytechnic State University.
PMMI executive board officers: (clockwise from top left) Bernard M. McPheely, Dennis P. McGrath, Robert S. Potdevin, Anthony J.
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Appointments, promotions

Robert’s Packaging Corp. (Battle Creek, MI): Robert G. Koppe, chairman of the board, CEO; Christopher R. Burrows, president, CEO.
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Relocations, expansions

Mitsubishi Polyester Film (Greer, SC) will increase its capacity by more than 20ꯠ tons at the Greer facility by 2003.—Pester USA (Allendale, NJ) has doubled the size of its facility and staff by relocating to 7 Pearl Ct., Allendale, NJ 07401; phone: 201/327-7009, fax: 201/327-7824.—Spear Inc.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Adept Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) has donated hardware and software to California Polytechnic State University to be used in the university's new Teaching Factory.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Adept Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) and ABB Flexible Automation Inc. (New Berlin, WI) have formed an alliance to jointly market high-speed small-parts packaging and handling solutions for the food and consumer products industries.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Adept Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) has signed a purchase agreement to acquire BYE/OASIS Eng. Inc. (San Jose, CA).
The package for Oral-B Laboratories? new CrossAction toothbrush (above) is as interesting as the product inside. It?s probably t
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Technology 'inches' forward at Oral-B

Oral-B concludes three-year project to develop new brush and creative preprinted package structure. Inks, thermoforming, materials handling, package closing systems all gain in new developments.
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Pack Expo week is a machinery extravaganza and more

Swirling around Pack Expo 98 are seminars and technical conferences that round out the Pack Expo experience. Robotics.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Adept Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) and Hoppmann Corp. (Chantilly, VA) have entered an agreement whereby Hoppmann will develop centrifugal part feeders based on Adept's programmable flexible feeder technology.
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Machinery receives 'heavy' emphasis at Pack Expo West (sidebar)

Learning in Las Vegas
Prior to picking, blister packs travel through a long infeed section (above) and transfer to a white-ribbed flighted indexing be
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Getting a grip on automation

Custom robotic collator/tray loader permits Berlex Laboratories to pack featherweight, difficult-to-handle blister packs in two configurations at up to 300/min.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Adept Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) merged with SILMA Inc. (Cupertino, CA) to jointly serve in the factory automation industry.