CRISP PRINT. Operations and Marketing professionals alike are impressed with the clean, crisp print now carried on the labels since the new laser coding systems (shown) were installed.
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New look and laser coding for Baileys

Diageo produces up to 7 million cases of Baileys cream liqueur each year. A striking new design featuring pressure-sensitive labels is aimed squarely at the brand’s 'adorers.'
 MULTIPLE ROBOTS. Photo shows how robots one, two, and three automatically move lidded plates to the retort crates.
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Automation at Nestle brings back baby food line

A range of shelf-stable, microwavable, ready meals for babies and toddlers showed promise a few years ago. But packaging operations had to be optimized to make it viable.
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SICK: Inductive sensor

Unique start-up delay feature reduces false trips and downtime.
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TWO PALLETS. Each of Lorillard’s 16 robotic palletizers is fed by two packaging lines, with the robot building two pallets at one time corresponding to the two lines.
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Eighteen robotic palletizers ensure quality at tobacco company

Lorillard Tobacco Co. installs 18 robotic palletizers to speed the in-house identification of nonconforming product and enable product tracking for 40 billion cigarettes/yr.
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Hirzel doubles down on aseptics

This fourth-generation Ohio marketer of tomato products believes there is a certain segment of U.S. consumers who want a package format other than a can.
A closeup of the robotic end effector and its vacuum pickup cups.
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Cartoning made simple

What used to take six operators now requires just one as Schiff Nutrition automates its cartoning operation. At 400 nutrition bars/min, the speed is pretty impressive, too.
Compact controls. The size of the controls cabinet has been significantly reduced because, says Rennco engineering manager Brian
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New controls, better conveyor optimize bagging system

New HMI, PLC, servo drive, and programmable safety controller combined with a modular discharge conveying system keep this bagger compact and cost-contained.
CASE PACKING. After corrugated case blanks are erected and loaded automatically, cases proceed to a glue application station and
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Sliced cheese line is keyed by automation and accuracy

Among the highlights on this new line is a novel use of X-Ray scanning combined with powerful controls technology capable of processing data in milliseconds.
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Robots come within packagers' reach

Increased speeds and flexibility, less complex operation, and lower price tags are putting robotics within reach of a range of packaging operations.
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Photocells ensure accurate positioning on high-speed wrapper

A network of nearly 20 sensors on the GlobalShrink system help keep container collating, tray positioning, and shrink film infeed on track.
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Optical electronic sensor passes with flying colors

When this packaging machinery OEM was asked to integrate sensors that would verify accuracy in labeling, the CVS2 was part of the answer.
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Custom packaging lines energize vitamin maker

Identical tablet lines add versatility, reduce labor costs, and increase production at Inverness Medical Nutritionals’ facility in Freehold, NJ.
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New component guards against false trips

A new perimeter guard and muting module eliminate false trips on stretch wrappers.
SIX-AXIS ROBOT. The six-axis, 
articulated-arm robot uses several different end-of-arm grippers to handle various container size
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Workers find robotic relief

Repetitive-motion injuries are avoided and operator fatigue eliminated when a six-axis, articulated-arm, robotic case packing system is installed at US Chemical.
ROBOTIC EFFICIENCY. The robotic dispensing system's small footprint better utilizes space and reduces the potential for human er
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Robotic dispensing boosts pharmacy's efficiency

Medicap automates with a machine that counts tablets, fills them into bottles, prints and applies labels to the bottles, then caps them with user-friendly closures.
Slugs of Ginger Nuts in clear, cold-seal film move from rotary wheel transfer.
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Ginger Nuts go for an upgrade

Higher throughput with reduced labor costs is among the paybacks gained by United Biscuits since the firm automated its Ginger Nuts biscuit line in Carlisle, England.See video
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.
Overhead hoppers on each electronic tablet counter are fed by a bucket that travels on demand from a floor-level hopper (inset)
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New line helps repackaging pay off

Added last August, RxPak’s newest drug repackaging line is notable not only for its level of automation, but also for the senior-friendly, child-resistant closure it applies. See in-plant video
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.