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PACK UNLOADING. On the 100-pack/min line, finished blister packs are removed from the blister-sealing machine via a ceiling-mounted robot and are placed in front of sensors for inspection.
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L'Oréal embraces automation for new blister-sealing lines

Multiple robots help pick-and-place blister packs of L’Oréal’s Baby Lips line of lip balms on two lines running 50 and 100 packs/min.
MULTIFUNCTION EOAT. The robot not only picks and places lay-flat flexible pouches into the stainless-steel trays, but it also transfers empty trays onto the stack for filling.
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From zero to 10 robots in 2.5 years

Olive producer adds robot to transfer pouched product to trays for delivery to retort system. Success leads to further investments in robotics.
FRONT VIEW. The front of the AFTCATS robotic bottling system shows the main touchscreen display, with the pick-and-place loading robot shown in the window.
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Cancer diagnostics firm automates bottle filling, capping, labeling

Dako’s compact robotic bottling system frees up vital production floor space, increases speed, and reduces labor costs, filling different bottle shapes and sizes with no mechanical setup between production runs.
THE STUFFER. Freshly erected corrugated cases convey directly beneath empty paperboard six-pack carriers so the carriers can be inserted into the cases.
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Craft brewer automates to grow

From an overhead depalletizer that handles both cans and bottles to a robotic case packer that greatly reduces the risk of broken bottles, new capabilities at Troegs are impressive.
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.
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.
For bottle reducers, the EOAT requires a guidepost in addition to the vacuum to ensure they do not fall off the robot head before being seated in the bottle neck.
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Liquid pharma line requires fast, flexible pick-and-place

Flexibility and fast changeover were top-of-the-list requirements for a robotic pick-and-place unit for a liquid packaging line at Actavis Mid Atlantic LLC, located in Lincolnton, NC.
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Robotic case packers for Aussie bakery products

An innovative, custom-built solution for a case packing requirement at biscuit maker Arnott’s in Australia consists of four wraparound case packers installed simultaneously in the middle of 2010.
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Robots boost cheese productivity

Dutch cheese packager KH de Jong employs robots to depalletize, case-pack, and palletize more than 350 tons per week of Edam.
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Automated pickers boost hamburger packing efficiencies

White Castle uses robots to lower labor requirements and prevent job-related injuries.
SIX-AXIS ROBOT. The six-axis, 
articulated-arm robot uses several different end-of-arm grippers to handle various container size
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Workers find robotic relief

Repetitive-motion injuries are avoided and operator fatigue eliminated when a six-axis, articulated-arm, robotic case packing system is installed at US Chemical.
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.
Mechanical clamp tool captures a multiwall bag  for loading onto a pallet at Forbes Chocolate's Cleveland plant.
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Robot takes 'load' off workers

Forbes Chocolate eliminated a production bottleneck when it replaced manual palletizing of multiwall bags with a robotic palletizer.
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.
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Coders save company its sweet time

Just Born’s ink-jet coders print date codes on cartons and trays of candy with minimal changeover time.
Frame-mounted 4-axis robot uses vacuum cups to assemble cases of cartoned milk three at a time.
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'Cool' robot palletizes three-up

A robot at Schroeder Milk palletizes cases from three lines in up to three different configurations at a time using specialized tooling to handle cases, pallets or slipsheets. System replaces manual palletization.