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Simplimatic Automation partners with FANUC Robotics’ North American distribution network

Simplimatic Automation, LLC, a leading material handling and automation integrator, is now a member of FANUC Robotics America Corporations’ distribution network.
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Schneider Packaging recognized by Fanuc for outstanding robotic integration achievements

Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc., FANUC’s largest integrator in the case packing and palletizing segment in North America, is honored to receive 4 additional FANUC Awards for innovation in use of Robotics as well as sales volumes.
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Industry watch

M. Jacob & Sons, a family-owned packaging company, celebrated 125 years in business.
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FANUC Robotics celebrates sale of 100,000th robot in the Americas to Schneider Packaging

FANUC Robotics America announced the sale of its 100,000th robot in North and South America to Schneider Packaging. The company hosted a special event and facility tour for invited guests and members of the media to celebrate the sale on Dec. 14.
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End-of-line automation sparkles

Tightly integrated robotics, automated format changeover, and gentle handling of secondary and tertiary packaging materials are highlights of VCP’s new champagne line.
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FANUC robot receives USDA acceptance

FANUC Robotics America, Inc. has announced that its M-430iA/2F high-speed, food picking robot is the first and only robot to meet the hygiene requirements for meat and poultry processing, and receive equipment acceptance from the United States Department of Agriculture.
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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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Companies:Siko Products, Inc. announced that all Siko product lines would meet the European Union directive RoHS 2002/95/EG as of July 1.
GRIPPING PERFORMER. The four-axis case-packing robot's custom end effector lifts and places industrial filters as a group into t
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Robots a perfect fit for packaged solution

Robots handle primary and secondary packaging on a customized turnkey line that collates, cases, labels, and palletizes industrial filters.
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What's not to like about robotics?

Labor savings, high throughput, repeatability, and flexibility are driving adoption of robots. ‘Creating value’ is a key consideration, too.
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Automated loading

INTERPHEX : At the Multivac booth, attendees can view a demonstration of the automatic, space-saving R140 t/f/f/s rollstock machine running with robotic loading to complete a fully-automated packaging line.
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Companies

Schneider Electric’s Industrial Automation Controls Group created an Applications Solutions Department to develop customized solutions that meet and exceed the requirements of equipment manufacturers and their customers.
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Companies

Weber Marking Systems announced that its subsidiary company, Tape & Label Engineering, will be consolidated as a Weber label manufacturing facility.
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New high-speed robotic arm

PACK EXPO : Fanuc Robotics America introduced its new M-6iB/6S Solution Arm at Pack Expo Las Vegas in September. Arm is the latest member of the M-6iB/6S robot series, which now offers several model variations and enhanced performance options to meet the needs of customers with high speed, light weight applications for assembly, part transfer, picking, and packing.
Based on compact robotics and electronics, the case-packing arms have been integrated and custom-fitted into overall packaging o
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High efficiency makes the case for robotics

Malt-O-Meal chooses flexible, compact, easy-changeover case-packing robots for installation at new cereal plant.
Highly modular servo drives
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Controls package brings positioning accuracy and flexibility

Engineers responsible for programming the four-axis collating and infeed system on this robotic tray packer appreciate the modularity of the controls architecture.
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Companies

Fanuc Robotics America, Inc.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 certification: Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL), for its Schaumburg, IL, Atlanta-East, Mishawaka, IN, and Milpitas, CA, flexible and corrugated plants; QPF LLC (Streamwood, IL); International Paper (Purchase, NY), for its Fond du Lac, WI, container plant; Collamat Stralfors AG (Basel, Switzerland); Fanuc Robotics North America, Inc.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Fanuc Robotics North America (Rochester Hills, MI) has opened a 102ꯠ sq' Customer Technology Center at the company's North American headquarters in Rochester Hills, MI.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Fanuc Robotics North America (Rochester Hills, MI): Rick Schneider, president, CEO (effective Jan. 1, 1999).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Fanuc Robotics Canada (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fanuc Robotics North America, Inc. (Rochester Hills, MI), has moved its headquarters to a new 50ꯠ sq' facility at 6774 Financial Dr., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5N 7J6; phone: 905/812-2300, fax: 905/812-2350.
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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.
These images, taken directly from the camera, show a neat layer and an irregular layer. The pallet on the right shows how skewed
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Robot gains 'eyesight'

Guided by a simple, compact vision system, a robotic depalletizer picks three 65-lb bags of seed at a time, handling even the most irregular loads without failing.
Customized end-of-arm tooling delivers a layer of cases onto a waiting pallet. Shown in the inset are 3 of the 7 carton sizes
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Dialing in automated palletizing

The Dial Corp. automated its palletizing operation at the same time it revised the format of its dryer sheets. Labor costs and product damage have both been reduced.