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Article | June 30, 1999
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) has entered into an agreement with Fanuc Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) to offer a machine to pick, place, pack and palletize bags.
Fanuc's six-axis S-430i robot using Smurfit-Stone's R-J3 controller picks empty bags from a customized bag magazine and places them onto a filler spout. Once the bags are filled and sealed via ultrasonic technology the robot removes them from the spout and places them on a pallet. This system is capable of processing more than 5 bags/min.
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