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ROBOTIC APPLICATION. Protective corrugated cornerboards are applied automatically by this robotic system just before stretch wrap is applied to the pallet.
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Robots finish mac and cheese line

A multi-axis ARBOT palletizer forms layers of shrink-wrapped trays on a pallet and then hands the pallet off to a stretch wrapping cell where corner boards are also placed robotically.
GOOD FIT. The QX 830 barcode reader was selected for the project for its ability to meet the speed requirements of the line and its industrial design, which enables it to operate continuously in the dusty bin dumper environment.
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Sweet potato packer implements PTI

Produce packer implements inventory, traceability, and case-labeling solution for Produce Traceability Initiative compliance, while maintaining packaging line speeds of 700 cases/hr.
The new corrugated configurations incorporate tighter dimensions and eliminate interior dividers. Neither the inner cartons nor the outer shipping cases require foam peanuts for protective cushioning.
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New casing strategy cultivates economy and ecology

Organic grower reinvents its shipper packing operations to minimize material usage and waste byproducts.
The final package comprises two layers of material sealed tightly together around the product, suspending it and protecting it during shipping.
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Custom-sized envelopes cradle gemstones

Automated packaging systems at Jewelry Television’s fulfillment center create easy-open, custom-size envelopes for each order that securely contain a range of jewelry products.
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Staples deploys on-demand, custom case making

Staples rolls out on-demand case-making system that produces a custom case size for every order. At its Oak Creek, WI, facility, two machines convert 151 box sizes at 300/hr.
Once produce is packed, variable information on the lot is sent from the ERP system to the printer, where it merges with static label data and is printed for manual application.
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Produce packer easily integrates printers with ERP

Tomato and cucumber packer EuroFresh Farms uses cost-efficient, seamless software solution to link its 30 bar-code printers to a new enterprise resource planning system.
The bubble sheets retain air and maintain cushioning performance.
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Blowing bubble-pack in-house

Brew kit marketer streamlines shipper packing operations and enhances product protection and presentation.
VERSATILE PRINTING. Variable label information is printed on demand so no additional stickers need to be manually applied to the
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Spray paint company cuts labeling costs and enhances label printing flexibility

In-line POD system and wrap labeler replace lithographed cans and manually applied UPC stickers.
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HMI adds functionality to printer/applicator

Compact Flash Card that plugs into the port of an HMI helps obviate the need to run drops to every printer/applicator in the plant.
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Juice company streamlines label operations

On-demand label printing system cuts material costs, saves inventory warehousing space, and slashes label waste.
Bag forming. The bags are formed in-line from a 2.5-mil thick polyester film.
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Automatic baggers improve line efficiencies

Blair’s switch from boxing to bagging reduces labor costs and simplifies packing operations.
LABEL SCAN. Bags ready for batch processing are verified via a highly accurate bar-code scan (above) of the on-demand printed la
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Labels help melt confusion

“Any engineer that has ever put a wrong bag of chemicals into a mixer can tell you about the importance of proper labeling.”
As the top and bottom web materials feed into the system, a packaging operator places a book on the bottom rigid board web.
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'Book-smart' system doubles productivity

Book seller cuts labor requirements, shipping costs, and lost-in-mail rates with new shipper packaging system.
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TI's well-calculated Gen 2 RFID rollout

Texas Instruments’ E&PS calculator business unit did its homework before it became the first Wal-Mart supplier to tag packages with Gen 2 RFID technology.
The enclosed-frame CVC bottle unscrambler/orienter foreground) puts the HDPE bottles in an upright position for routing to the f
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New lines increase HDPE bottling capacity by 600%

Southwood Pharmaceuticals cuts labor and overhead costs, while boosting speed and efficiency.
Packaging supervisor Dee Chiodo holds a bag under a funnel for seed filling. By depressing a foot pedal, she releases weighed se
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S&G weighs in on seeds

New triple-pan weighing system allows seed packager S&G Flowers to reduce labor costs and lower product giveaway of valuable flower and vegetable seeds.
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Beaver Street Fisheries tests RFID waters

Radio-frequency identification systems developer Franwell and middleware vendor GlobeRanger have teamed with the Danby Group, a supply chain systems integrator, to implement an RFID compliance solution at Beaver Street Fisheries.
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Bag-in-box labeling gets the 'final touch'

New print-and-apply labelers have reduced downtime and boosted overall line efficiency at five of Coca-Cola’s syrup plants around the country.
Gadzooks' 44'-long shipper labeling system
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Gadzooks dresses up its shipper labeling

Gadzooks uses scanners and a print-and-apply system to automatically generate labels for cases shipped by FedEx to 433 stores.
Three trays, with difficult forming details and die cuts, serve to hold all of Motorola's Personal Communications products1;aro
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Motorola trims packaging, plastics

Three molded pulp trays and new generic corrugated cartons help Personal Communications Systems establish global standard and save big.
One of Kitchen Kompact's four print-and-apply machines applies a p-s label to a cabinet-filled case.
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Cabinet maker takes proactive marking approach

Kitchen Kompact invests in printing and labeling equipment to mark shipping cases with a bar code and product identification.
A finished bottle with aluminum overcap and pressure-sensitive label is shown above.
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'Scaling up' on vaccine filling

Now the world’s fourth largest supplier of poultry vaccines, Lohmann Animal Health maintains its ranking through capital investment. See in-plant video
The thermal-transfer printer/encoder "test" machine (above) operates at a Hines Veterans Hospital outpatient pharmacy. It encode
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VA hospital tests 'talking' label

Visually impaired patients at a veterans hospital are participating in a pilot program involving a radio-frequency identification labeling system that can read aloud prescription information and instructions for a medicine.