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Emballage 2012

PET ‘kegs’
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PET ‘kegs’

On display at the KHS booth were one-way PET kegs from Petainer in 15-, 20-, and 30-L sizes that are especially suitable for sending beer, cider, or wine to export markets because of their light weight, durability, and low cost relative to other keg material options.
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New-generation tray sealer
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New-generation tray sealer

High-performance ray sealer from Ishida offers medium-speed performance and integrated MAP functionality, while an integrated gas analyzer from PBI Dansensor makes it possible to check gas composition with each cycle.
Robotic pick-and-orient system
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Robotic pick-and-orient system

Vision system integrated into a robotic pick-and-place unit makes this system from ABB suitable for picking and orienting bottles, caps, and other packaging components.
Small-footprint top-load case packer
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Small-footprint top-load case packer

Prodec exhibited a very compact case packer whose top-load format makes it an especially flexible solution.
Pull-tab pouch is reclosable
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Pull-tab pouch is reclosable

The Pull-tab beverage pouch from Ampac, which can be filled on a variety of pouch filling machines, comes in two sizes and is easily opened and reclosed by the consumer.
Linear motor cuts TCO on packaging machines
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Linear motor cuts TCO on packaging machines

From Linmot comes a linear servo motor that is especially suitable for packaging machinery manufacturers working to combine linear and rotary motion.
Laser printing of tubes
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Laser printing of tubes

New technology from Domino makes it possible to laser print two sides of a tube at one time.
Robotic case packer for 14,000 bottles/hr
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Robotic case packer for 14,000 bottles/hr

The Robomax 200 from Italproject, which is capable of case packing 14,000 bottles/hr, uses a specially designed feedscrew principle and an ABB robot.
A 500-mL PET bottle weighing just 8.9 g
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A 500-mL PET bottle weighing just 8.9 g

At the Aoki booth a single-stage ISBM machine was running a 500-mL PET bottle weighing just 8.9 g, and the cycle time was just 8.75 seconds.
Controller on delta-style robot brings the benefits of standardization
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Controller on delta-style robot brings the benefits of standardization

Gemini 4 controller on Bosch Packaging’s delta-style robot brings a whole new level of standardization to the controls operating both the robot itself and the flow wrapper that it feeds into.

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