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AGV styles. One function of the Forked Straddle AGV is to bring pallet loads of in-process or finished goods from 29 packaging lines.
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Perrigo—propelled by AGVs and organizational readiness

Attention to detail, excellent use of controls and information technology, and a keen appreciation for ‘the people element’ are the foundation of this automation initiative.
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.
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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Rotary hot-air bag sealers elevate operating efficiencies

Contract packer installs four units to accommodate high-speed, high-production demands of major paper products manufacturer.
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Frozen novelty maker reaps six-month ROI

Cost-effective, rotary-arm wrapping machines don’t fence in worker safety.
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Reborn in the U.S.A.

Packaging quality issues and counterfeiting in Taiwan lead Revolution Tea to produce its teas in the United States, where new cartons tout unusual packaging.
FILM SAVINGS. Rotary side seal on the stretch wrapper lets BP&I use rolls of film that are 2\" narrower than what's required for
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Fulfillment gets fine-tuned

Printer and collator of promotional kits for retailers increases packaging quality and volume, cuts costs, and gains the ability to make 12 or more changeovers a day.
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New component guards against false trips

A new perimeter guard and muting module eliminate false trips on stretch wrappers.
Lakeview Farms runs between 10,000 and 15,000 cycles each 
day on each of its three shrink-wrapping machines.
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Shrink wrappers deliver just desserts

Lakeview Farms benefits by replacing its older L-bar sealers with shrink wrappers for multipacks of refrigerated desserts.
The first step in the K-one process is to place a corrugated tray on a pallet and hang a plastic bag from the K-one collar.
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Kellogg invents a new bulk-pack format

Prompted by a growing need to move cereal to where packaging assets are already in place, Kellogg engineers came up with a whole new spin on bulk packaging. See video
The first step in the K-one process is to place a corrugated tray on a pallet and hang a plastic bag from the K-one collar.
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Kellogg invents a new bulk-pack format

Kellogg Co. of Battle Creek, MI, is reaping packaging material cost savings of about 70% since it implemented the K-one™ bulk packaging system in most of its U.S. cereal plants. See video
Each palletizing robot receives cases from two 
overhead infeeds and loads two separate pallets.
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Robots boost pasta packing

Four robotic palletizing cells accept a wide variety of cases from eight upstream packaging lines. Changeover of pallet patterns is done at a touchscreen.See video
Two side windows in this heat tunnel allow Platinum Packaging personnel to view film shrinking around 
a thin pack of gift boxes
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Shrink wrapping shines at Platinum Packaging (sidebar)

A tunnel with a view
Near the end of the line, hot melt ink-jet coding marks each case with lot and date code information.
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New equipment fuels winery's growth

This Napa winery knows that only by investing in new packaging machinery can it become the outsourcing solutions leader in the global wine industry.See in-plant video
Electronic net-weigh fillers are long on sanitation and accuracy.
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Special equipment for a special concept

Custom blow molding, electronic net-weigh filling in a HEPA-filtered enclosure, robotic palletizing—it all helps Superior Dairy succeed with caseless shipping. See in-plant video
The first of two stretch wrappers used by Spencer Press is this orbital machine that applies film around the top, bottom, and tw
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Six-sided wrapping speeds Spencer

Two new stretch wrappers that run in sequence on the same line greatly increase speed and output while eliminating labor costs to band pallets of mail-order catalogs printed by Spencer Press.
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.