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Shrink sleeve labels at 650/min
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Shrink sleeve labels at 650/min

VIDEO FROM INTERPACK. From Finpac comes "the fastest shrink sleeve labeler in the world;" Elau electronics make these speeds possible.
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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'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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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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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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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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Cost effective alternative to hand packing
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Cost effective alternative to hand packing

Introduced by Pro Mach at PACK EXPO, Brenton Engineering’s new BantamPro ELS™ top load case packer occupies about the same floor space as hand pack operations, with the added benefit of fully automatic performance.
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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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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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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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Portable data collection for packaging machinery
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Portable data collection for packaging machinery

Increasingly, packagers see the value of gathering machinery performance data and analyzing OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) to improve operational efficiency.
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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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Compact 50-100 ppm robot case packer
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Compact 50-100 ppm robot case packer

Nuspark Engineering demonstrated its compact NTL-50 delta robotic top-loading case packing system at PACK  EXPO, capable of running up to 50 picks per minute or payloads up to 40 kg.
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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