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First foray into robotics yields big benefits for deli meat producer

Deli meat and cheese producer Dietz & Watson installs its first robotic case packer for vacuum-packed deli meat to keep pace with a new 144-pack/min hf/f/s machine.
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LARGE-SCALE DISTRIBUTION. The four robot arms are used to pack cases that vary in size to accommodate volumes from 96 eggs to 1,400 eggs.
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Lightweight robot arms case-pack eggs at 15,000/hr

Italian egg suppler installs four robot arms to case-pack different size cases that accommodate volumes from 96 eggs to 1,400 eggs, eliminating labor-related issues and improving its operational efficiency.
FAST PACKING. Three vision-guided high-speed Delta robots at Swizzels pick-and-place bags of Squashies candy into display cases at speeds to 360/min.
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Says Love Hearts confectioner to robot: 'U Rock'

U.K. candy company Swizzels installs pick-and-place robots to load its new Squashies range into display cases, boosting output by 20% versus the former drop-load system.
Off The Shelf: Convenience drives packaging in Taiwan
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Off The Shelf: Convenience drives packaging in Taiwan

A recent trip to Taiwan yields a number of unique packaging formats designed with convenience at the forefront—a key consumer requirement in this country that boasts more than 5,000 7-Eleven franchises.
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Bulk bag fillers increase speed 15X

The installation of three gain-in-weight bulk bag filling systems for peanut producer Golden Grove significantly increases packaging speed and improves accuracy by 400%.
QUALITY INSPECTION. An inspection system immediately following the monobloc rinser/filler/capper on Line 9 (left) inspects the package fill level and cap placement. The same system is also used on Lines 8 and 10.
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Diageo invests $120M in three new bottling lines

Diageo expands its Plainfield, IL, bottling facility with three new high-speed lines, including a 300-bpm glass bottle line and a 260-bpm filling line for PET flasks.
VARNISHED RAVEN. Gloss varnish over the raven image creates contrast against the matte background.
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Hands-on wine packaging

Label redesign helps Minnesota winery gain better brand recognition.
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MAP meat line is fast and flexible

When this large meat processor in southwest Germany needed more capacity, management relied heavily on two key OEM partners for a tightly integrated solution.
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A Coca-Cola milestone

Looking back over the last 20 years worth of stories we’ve published, one can’t help but be struck by how many of those stories are about something that the Coca-Cola Co. did.
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Label makes ketchup stand out

As Traina Foods launches its first retail product, a full-body shrink sleeve label is playing a key role in differentiating it from the competition.
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Mondi: High performance films and laminates

The Mondi BarrierPack range contains high performance films and laminates with multiple layers for the food & beverage, home & personal care, pet care and other FMCG markets.
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Schur Star: Squeeze and mix pouch

A marinade filled in the top compartment with a frangible seal offers squeeze-n-mix marinating of the fresh protein in the bottom compartment.
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MULTIFUNCTION EOAT. The robot not only picks and places lay-flat flexible pouches into the stainless-steel trays, but it also transfers empty trays onto the stack for filling.
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From zero to 10 robots in 2.5 years

Olive producer adds robot to transfer pouched product to trays for delivery to retort system. Success leads to further investments in robotics.
The Model R700 ADABOT-LV, used at Great Lakes Cheese to case-pack pouched product, is designed for retail-ready applications as well as conventional lay-flat and horizontal formats.
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Robots meet special needs of sliced cheese

Ohio’s Great Lakes Cheese adds pick-and-place robots for its shingled cheese packs and for pouched cheese placed in retail-ready cases.
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Gummi 'burgers' assembled, packaged at 540/min

German candy maker Trolli GmbH installs fully automated packaging line equipped with multiple robots for its mini gummi-burger line.
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IMA Corazza: High speed dosing & wrapping machine

From IMA Corazza, the new FF4, high speed dosing & wrapping machine for the packing of processed, cream or fresh cheese.
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Off The Shelf: What a difference a label makes
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Off The Shelf: What a difference a label makes

When Traina Foods launched a premium ketchup made from sun-dried tomatoes, the innovative company decorated its HDPE bottle with a gorgeous full-body shrink sleeve label to set its product apart from the "sea of red."
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IMA Industries: Tea bag packaging machines

The C24-E and the C24-T high speed tea bag packaging machines are designed for non-heat-sealable double chamber filter bags with knotted string.
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