Servo size changeover standard on case erector/printer/sealer
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Servo size changeover standard on case erector/printer/sealer

Pro Pack Systems’ ProPrint™/EBS-HS-2 now comes with standard, recipe-driven, automated servo size changeover to save time and assure consistency between runs and shifts.
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Top load servo case packer is efficient, small, affordable
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Top load servo case packer is efficient, small, affordable

Nuspark’s NTL 50 robotic case packer has proved quite popular, so what’s next? At PACK EXPO, the company announced its new NCP-15/25 single cell casepacker, combining the proven robotic flexibility with case erecting, loading and sealing in a single machine frame measuring just 160” long by 60” wide.
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Integrated counting, bottle filling & capping system
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Integrated counting, bottle filling & capping system

IMA North America launched UNILINE, a new system that integrates the functions required for a complete counting line: container loading, desiccant insertion, counting and filling, cotton insertion, capping, rejection and coding.
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Still case packing by hand?  Here's the answer
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Still case packing by hand? Here's the answer

In a textbook example of fulfilling unmet market needs, Pro Mach’s end-of-line division debuts the Brenton BantamPro ELS case packer at PACK EXPO 2009
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'Swirl' filling makes a splash with consumers
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'Swirl' filling makes a splash with consumers

Shampoo and conditioner. Peanut butter and jelly. Cleanser and moisturizer. Berry and vanilla yogurt. Swirl filling is the latest packaging technique to visually entice consumers to purchase some of their favorite combinations in a single package.
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New packaging machinery DVD

ELAU's new DVD shows videos and animations of advanced PacDrive™ equipped machinery in action. You’ll see why our slogan is "On the best machines."
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Checkers-playing robot: just for fun
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Checkers-playing robot: just for fun

What a better way to demonstrate a robot controller’s dexterity than to play checkers while tracking a rotating checkers board?
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Wrapper adds servo flexibility
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Wrapper adds servo flexibility

All Scandia 700 Series models have been designed around the principle of continuous, progressive, rotary motion.
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New delta 3 robot touts 50% higher payload
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New delta 3 robot touts 50% higher payload

At PACK EXPO, Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions demonstrated the next generation of its delta 3 robot arms for embedded applications in packaging machinery. 
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'All-In-One' shrink bundler/case packer
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'All-In-One' shrink bundler/case packer

Polypack, Inc.’s ILB All-In-One machine is a robotic pick-and-place shrink bundler with a built-in case loader.
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Mass flow feedback optimizes filling efficiency
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Mass flow feedback optimizes filling efficiency

PneumaticScaleAngelus has developed a mass flow meter feedback capability for its fillers to control rate of rise of the filling head diving nozzles. It applies to the company’s new dual phase or swirl filling systems introduced last year as well as its conventional single product fillers.
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Seal bar wrapper boasts 100 cpm surge rate
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Seal bar wrapper boasts 100 cpm surge rate

To push wrapping speed beyond aggressive 75 cpm specification, Tekkra applies Schneider Electric/ELAU automation.
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Video: robots for rainbow packs
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Video: robots for rainbow packs

To improve profits on variety packs, new robots automate the re-packing process.
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Mechatronic update for proven overwrapper design
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Mechatronic update for proven overwrapper design

Scandia Packaging Machinery specializes in high speed overwrapping systems for pharmaceuticals, media DVDs and CDs, candy, tobacco and more.
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18 servo modules power Douglas case/tray packer
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18 servo modules power Douglas case/tray packer

Remember when a case packer might have three or four servos?  How about 18 servos doing everything from infeeds to case sealing, squaring and compression?
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Edson Packaging adopts global business model
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Edson Packaging adopts global business model

At automation forum for CPGs, Edson and Schneider Electric demonstrate partnership to develop and support global packaging solutions.
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A simple tooling and recipe change converts lines from cans to bottles
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A simple tooling and recipe change converts lines from cans to bottles

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Robots handle microbrew packing duties
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Robots handle microbrew packing duties

Flexible, turnkey robotic systems pack beer in cans, bottles, 6-packs, 12-packs and cases at 200 bpm – ideal for growing microbrewery. Watch the video.
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Is it a robot? A top loader?  A side loader?
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Is it a robot? A top loader? A side loader?

It’s a horizontal case packer for doing a stand-up pack pattern with pillow style bags or standup pouches.  It’s a vertical case packer, too.  But most surprising of all, it’s a case packer that uses 3-axis delta robots.
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Vision-aided servo bottle unscrambler
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Vision-aided servo bottle unscrambler

Omega Design featured pharmaceutical packaging equipment supporting its Serialization/Track and Trace/E-Pedigree initiative at PACK EXPO.
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Servo cartoner delivers speed and accuracy
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Servo cartoner delivers speed and accuracy

Z Automation’s latest Schneider Electric-equipped horizontal servo cartoner features motorized setup and remote diagnostics/operation.
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Edson debuts delta robot case packer
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Edson debuts delta robot case packer

Sustainability will drive flexible packaging usage to higher levels than ever.  That’s good news for customers of Edson Packaging Machinery.
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Co-packing gets automated
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Co-packing gets automated

XPAK USA  teamed up with Schneider Electric for the technical resources to automate co-packing of variety packs.
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Rethinking robotic case packing
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Rethinking robotic case packing

To Switchback Group, its robot is the centerpiece of ‘soft integration’ between packaging processes on a line.
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New servo capper suits mail order pharmacies
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New servo capper suits mail order pharmacies

At $44.6 billion in 2007, mail order is the #2 sales channel for prescription drugs in the US according to IMS Health.
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Adabots
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Adabots

Fallas Automation’s Adabot R700, shown here in a dual robot configuration at PACK EXPO, was designed for maximum flexibility to meet changing marketing trends.
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Video: Low-speed servo case packer
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Video: Low-speed servo case packer

FROM PACK EXPO 2008: Douglas Machine’s Invex case/tray packer brings Elau servo technology to lower-volume applications.
Is it a robot? A top loader?  A side loader?
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Is it a robot? A top loader? A side loader?

It’s all the above. Pro Pack Systems’ latest innovation is something you don’t see every day – a delta 3 robotic case packer. And it packs both horizontal and vertical pack patterns. PACK EXPO booth N-4457.
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Swirl technology to the rescue
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Swirl technology to the rescue

Campina Deutschland wanted to switch from preformed pudding cups to cups that are thermoformed from rollstock and then filled in line. But what about those swirls?
Edson debuts delta robot case packer
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Edson debuts delta robot case packer

Edson, specialists in case packing of hard-to-handle flexible packages, introduces an all-new, ELAU-enabled delta robot packer, the RPd 270, at PACK EXPO booth N-4345
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ELAU's interpack theme: 'experience innovation'
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ELAU's interpack theme: 'experience innovation'

'Experience innovation' was written on the wall of ELAU's interpack booth. In fact, the innovation seemed to be wherever you turned. And with nearly 240 ELAU-enabled packaging machines on display, this was literally true around some corners.
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Sortimat works upstream of packaging
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Sortimat works upstream of packaging

Product assembly, feeding and handling – Sortimat automates these upstream processes into systems that keep packaging lines running at full speed.  They work with various consumer products, cosmetics, pharmaceutical delivery systems and medical devices, as Sortimat spokesperson Silke Fischer explains.
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Prasmatic 45 cpm case/tray packer automates size changes
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Prasmatic 45 cpm case/tray packer automates size changes

Highlighting the European trend toward fully automated servo changeover are Prasmatic's TC 450 Series continuous motion, full case, wrap-around case and tray packers.  Combi tray/film and pad/film wrappers are also available.
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Nuspark's ultra-compact 50-100 ppm delta robot case packer
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Nuspark's ultra-compact 50-100 ppm delta robot case packer

Nuspark Engineering introduced its compact NTL-50 delta robotic top-loading case packing system at PACK EXPO prior to exhibiting at interpack. One of a small number of globally minded North American OEMs exhibiting at the fair, Nuspark has embraced the same ELAU technology that dominates the European packaging machinery industry
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Pester's overwrapper for luxury products is efficient, too
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Pester's overwrapper for luxury products is efficient, too

Consumers' expectations for high end cosmetics and pharmaceuticals call for the use of premium cartons and perfect overwraps.  Full overwrapping combines an esthetic quality, protection, plus the ability to display product and regulatory information without detracting from the premium look of the carton once unwrapped.
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200 cpm cartoner former from 3S boasts 5-minute size changes
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200 cpm cartoner former from 3S boasts 5-minute size changes

For maximum carton size flexibility, independent ELAU servo axes drive each carton forming station on the Gemini Carton Former from 3S Packaging Technology. The maker of carton forming, loading, case packing, feeding and robotic systems designed the Gemini specifically for locking cartons.
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Kallfass servo shrink wrapper uses 15-25% less film
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Kallfass servo shrink wrapper uses 15-25% less film

Kallfass ran its Servo Jet 400 side sealing shrink wrap machine at interpack. Used in many different applications for shrink packaging and mailing, the Servo Jet leverages the precision of ELAU automation technology to use less film and form perfect seams.
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AROL's self-calibrating servo capper
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AROL's self-calibrating servo capper

AROL, part of Pneumatic Scale/Angelus, brought its Equatorque self-calibrating servo capper to interpack.  The demonstration of a press-on cap application used a mechanical system to sense bottle orientation, while the servo capping heads turn the caps to match.
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Paal's newest case packer makes size changes, service easy
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Paal's newest case packer makes size changes, service easy

From changing a motor to changing a case size, Paal makes it easy to own and operate its newest ELEMATIC tray, tray/hood, RSC and wraparound case packing systems.
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Space saving PRB side loading case packer--ideal for pharma
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Space saving PRB side loading case packer--ideal for pharma

PRB Packaging Systems has addressed the pharmaceutical industry's requests for small footprint and 20% free cabinet space for expansion, using ELAU's compact servo technology. The Flexefar side loading servo case packer is a cantilever design, quick change machine and one of the smallest machines of its kind.
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Robotic product orientation and feeding from Theegarten
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Robotic product orientation and feeding from Theegarten

Theegarten-Pactec is well known for their incredibly high speed candy wrapping systems. But how to feed a shaped chocolate that must be oriented into the wrapper at speeds of 300 to 400 pieces per minute?
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Wächter robotic case erector and packer
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Wächter robotic case erector and packer

At interpack 2008, Wächter displayed its 25 cpm ELAU-equipped Cartojet C IV tray and wraparound case erector and packer.
Senzani's ROBO.CASE drops the pouch, never the ball
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Senzani's ROBO.CASE drops the pouch, never the ball

Senzani Group's ROBO.CASE/V15 is a robotic vertical case packing system. ROBO.PICK/SC is a robotic palletizer. Both utilize ELAU robotic control and servo solutions. The combined end-of-line system was on display at interpack.
Buhmann tray erector is the smooth, silent type
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Buhmann tray erector is the smooth, silent type

The first thing you noticed at Buhmann Systeme's interpack booth was the quiet. Their Servokart C400 tray erector ran virtually silent and the mechanical operation was exceptionally smooth. That translates to gentle package handling and a mechanically solid machine.
Sustainable tube packaging from Norden
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Sustainable tube packaging from Norden

In Europe, not all toothpaste tubes come in cartons – to reduce packaging material usage, more tubes are now being tray packed and shrink wrapped for use as point-of-sale display packs.
PRB introduces servo overwrapper
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PRB introduces servo overwrapper

PRB's new high-speed fleXE FAR servo bundler/overwrapper is one of the smallest and fastest film overwrappers on the market.
Pester Pac's compact, small batch side loader
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Pester Pac's compact, small batch side loader

Designed for economical small batch production, Pester Pac Automation's UVP2-k side loading servo case packer is 1 full meter shorter in length than their previous model to fit in space-restricted installations.
ACMA's ingenious cartons...and cartoner
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ACMA's ingenious cartons...and cartoner

You may recall the May 2006 article featuring ACMA's ‘pocket pack' lozenge and candy cartons Now ACMA has expanded its offering to a family of value-added cartons – and the cartoning machinery to form, fill and seal them.
IMA offers totally automated servo case packer
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IMA offers totally automated servo case packer

Recent research sponsored in part by ELAU suggests a much higher incidence of packaging lines with multiple changeovers per day – some 37% of respondents.
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Breakthrough: OPTIMA's gravimetric filler
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Breakthrough: OPTIMA's gravimetric filler

They said it couldn't be done, and before the advent of ELAU's intelligent servo modules, it wasn't possible according to OPTIMA .
Oystar A+F: the ultimate tray packing robot?
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Oystar A+F: the ultimate tray packing robot?

It's actually quite compact, seeing as it replaces 4 separate machines and the conveyors connecting them. But massive is still the best description for the three twin-delta robot arms running Oystar A+F's SetLine end-of-line packaging system. Mounted on top, the big ELAU servo motors powering the robots could be seen from aisles away.
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ICA vf/f/s does coffee and more
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ICA vf/f/s does coffee and more

In a booth filled with ELAU-equipped bagging systems, ICA's CSV40 Series Paket line demonstrated its ability to run multiple bag sizes and configurations, from simple pillow shaped bags to flat top and square bottom packs with longitudinal edge seams, tin-ties, degassing valves and gas flushing.
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PRB's top-load casepacker
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PRB's top-load casepacker

The F30 robotic vertical case packer from PRB is equally at home packing snack bars or shampoo bottles at speeds up to 20-30 cases per minute, and up to 100 individual products per minute. Find out why PRB has selected ELAU for its automation platform.
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Karlville's global shrink sleeving solution
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Karlville's global shrink sleeving solution

A U.S. company with shrink sleeve labeling and tamper evident sleeve design and manufacturing operations in Asia, Europe and the Americas, Karlville is a truly global player.
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Somic debuts tray erect/load/lid system
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Somic debuts tray erect/load/lid system

For Somic, the shipping case is the display for a wide array of flexible and rigid containers. Interpack saw operation of a complete tray erecting, packaging and lidding end-of-line system from Somic.
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Weber's newest slicer achieves
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Weber's newest slicer achieves

Weber's precise, high speed 904 high speed food slicer averages under 1% give-away -- with 0.2% common. That's especially important in a time of record high meat and dairy prices and transportation costs.
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Pester robotic case erector & packer
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Pester robotic case erector & packer

Pester Pac Automation launched a new robot arm design for its 60 cpm, 8-axis servo case packer at interpack, among other new machines.
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ELAU's new delta robot is fast, accurate

Crowds gathered to watch ELAU's latest delta 3 robot design, the Robot P3+, go through its paces. The 'pluses' in P3+ include an increased payload capacity and work envelope, Intelligent Servo Modules and new software integration with Cognex® vision systems.
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OPTIMA scores sustainability hit with soft cans
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OPTIMA scores sustainability hit with soft cans

A head-turning 'can,' formed from flexible roll stock, reduces material consumption up to 80% compared to bag packaging with the same volumes.
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Cavanna integrates robotic cartoner and flow wrapper
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Cavanna integrates robotic cartoner and flow wrapper

New for 2008, Cavanna adds continuous motion carton transport and tight integration with flow wrapping to its highly successful G35 series 'robotic island' along with a new OEE system offering.
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Nuspark makes custom packaging standard
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Nuspark makes custom packaging standard

Compact vertical and horizontal cartoning, case erecting & packing, robotic pick & place – Nuspark does it all and more. And they build customized solutions from pre-engineered packaging modules, a perfect fit for ELAU Intelligent Servo Module technology.
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New case erector is multifunctional, flexible
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New case erector is multifunctional, flexible

Pro Pack Systems is rewriting the book on case erecting/bottom sealing with its modular, recipe-driven, servo-adjusted, print-on-demand Pro Print™ EBS 15 machine offering advanced Markem, ELAU and Nordson subsystems.
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Robotic trends in packaging
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Robotic trends in packaging

Part 2 of a 2-part series on trends in packaging robotics. (Our previous report explored reasons for the proliferation of purpose-built robotic capabilities in packaging machine designs. This concluding article looks at applications and design considerations for OEMs.)
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Elau, video 3
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Elau, video 3

 
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Elau, video 1

 
Servo spindles differentiate NEM Inc.'s new servo capper
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Servo spindles differentiate NEM Inc.'s new servo capper

Motorized capping heads have long differentiated New England Machinery cappers, but with new servo heads and spindles from ELAU they deliver all-new functionalities.
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Serpa Casepacker gets new servo modules
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Serpa Casepacker gets new servo modules

Serpa’s all-servo P200 Balcony Casepaker now uses PacDrive Intelligent Servo Modules to maximum advantage for pharmaceutical applications.
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Douglas Invex™ high performance for low volume case packing
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Douglas Invex™ high performance for low volume case packing

An interview with Joe Faust, Electrical Engineering Manager, Douglas Machine, on the company’s entry into the low volume case/tray packing market.
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Homing the stars: a giant step forward in servo labeling
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Homing the stars: a giant step forward in servo labeling

A Packaging Automation interview with Martin Malthouse Founder and President Associated Packaging Equipment Corporation
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Associated Packaging Equipment's roll-fed servo Polystar® labeler 'a giant step forward'
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Associated Packaging Equipment's roll-fed servo Polystar® labeler 'a giant step forward'

Martin Malthouse, founder and President of Associated Packaging Equipment Corporation, described the servo version of its Polystar® roll-fed labeling system his firm developed with ELAU's PacDrive™ automation system. It is an in-line system that uses servo-driven star wheels to achieve exceptional flexibility and speed.
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Case/tray former/packer/sealer first with new servo modules
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Case/tray former/packer/sealer first with new servo modules

Goodman Packaging Equipment is the world's first machine builder to utilize the new PacDrive iSH Series Intelligent Servo Module from ELAU.
Pneumatic Scale servo capper delivers quality
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Pneumatic Scale servo capper delivers quality

America's leading manufacturer of rotary cappers is proving why its latest best seller -- the SC Servo Capper – is ideal for pharma, personal care, cosmetic and other quality-intensive applications.
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Douglas 'low speed' case/tray packer is high on performance
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Douglas 'low speed' case/tray packer is high on performance

New Invex™ case/tray packer, equipped with ELAU's PacDrive™ automation system, delivers Douglas Machine flexibility, repeatability, durability and ease of maintenance in economical, low speed, compact footprint.
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Pack Expo video coverage: High-speed tube filler
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Pack Expo video coverage: High-speed tube filler

At the Sidel booth, Norden-Pac (Branchburg, NJ) was showing its Nordenmatic 2002S/Nordenpac 2002S high-speed tube filling and cartoning line.