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Successful suction.  The programmable dense-cup-population tooling uses a total of 128 vacuum cups to pick freshly baked buns and other products from primary packaging lines to bread trays
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Vacuum tooling reduces changeover time

The system was so successful at boosting speed on an end-of-line packaging solution for bread products that the OEM applied for and received a patent.
At the heart of the pneumatics solution on the Rhino 12 MAP tray-packing system is the eight-station VTUB electronically controlled manifold.
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Pneumatic-based motion system keeps MAP machine productive

UltraSource partnered with its pneumatics solutions partner to ensure that critical motion actuation systems offer the highest performance and reliability.
 the MC-250 system
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Small but mighty beer canning for craft brewers

Wild Goose Engineering may be new to the packaging machinery manufacturing game, but its MC-250 system for canning of craft brews is hitting on all cylinders.
The drawing illustrates the construction of the unusual fluidic muscle.
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A bionic actuator

Based on a design derived from nature, the ‘fluidic muscle’ is a whole new breed of actuator that could have a big impact on the sealing of flexible films.
Close-up of the WF30 case erector, available with tape or glue-bottom sealing.
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Motion-enhanced case erector

A switch from pneumatics to servo-based motion is among the reasons this automatic case erector can reach speeds of 30/min and react to changing corrugated conditions.
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Two new lines handle manicure, pedicure products with ease

OPI makes short work of increased product demand with the addition of a tube-filling line and a new monobloc filler/capper with a unique bottle-feeding system.
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Minimizing downtime

Component and system diagnostics on this vertical form/fill/seal system help ensure that buyers of the machine will keep unplanned downtime at bay.
LANE COMBINING. Printed film is applied in register (above) to a 24-count tray of bottles. Three lanes of freshly blown bottles
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Le-Nature's looks west

In a sparkling new plant in Phoenix, this ambitious beverage maker produces PET preforms and blows its own bottles. Line 3 features an inline blow/fill approach. 
Conveyors such as this one at Arla Foods use pneum-atics to help save space and optimize efficiency.
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Cylinders help save space on conveyor line

Compact cylinders offer power and efficiency on a filling line conveyor system.

Pneumatic cylinders feature clean-design principles that enhance hygiene and simplify maintenance.
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Clean-design valves ensure sanitation

Clean-design pneumatic valve terminals and actuators offer a high level of hygiene, as well as low maintenance.
Shown at left is P&G's Gross Gerau tube filler during a break. A robot inserts tubes 20 at a time into pockets in the portion of
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Technology opens a door at P&G

By hitching its wagon to that increasingly bright star called servo technology, P&G gains flexibility, increased capacity, and better utilization of equipment assets.