Machinery

Cartoning Equipment

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200 degree F hot melt adhesive

PACK EXPO : National Adhesives is introducing at PackExpo a new concept in reduced-temperature packaging adhesives that the company claims will decrease maintenance requirements and downtime and increase uptime and employee safety.
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Wilpak scores in the highest categories for facilities inspections. The company  attributes this success to its quality and cont
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Complexity simplified

Wilpak sustains double-digit growth by operating ‘upstream’ and ‘downstream’ of traditional contract packaging roles to integrate the supply chain.
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A vote for open standards

The Aagard Group--A Minnesota maker of cartoners, case packers, and other secondary packaging systems--recently shipped a side-seam carton gluer/bag-in-box cartoner/case packer/palletizer that's all mounted on one frame and deploys a single PC to control 36 axes of servo motion. In a telephone interview primarily about the new machine and its controls architecture, Brenton Smith, company president, had some intriguing thoughts to share about machine automation in general.
A single PC controls all 36 axes of motion in the side-seam gluer/cartoner/case packer/palletizer system.
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PC/servo bag-in-box solution

This 36-axis bag-in-box system occupies minimal floor space, installs easily, and is controlled by a single PC.
Kraft's 'black-box' technology provides a new kind of machinery troubleshooting capability that combines data acquisition with h
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Kraft's video data recorder

Kraft has developed ROME, a ‘black box’ diagnostic tool for packaging machinery that combines data collection and video from two cameras.
Based on compact robotics and electronics, the case-packing arms have been integrated and custom-fitted into overall packaging o
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High efficiency makes the case for robotics

Malt-O-Meal chooses flexible, compact, easy-changeover case-packing robots for installation at new cereal plant.
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Bradman-Lake Inc: Servo carton former

Bradman Lake Group will demonstrate a completely integrated, fully automated top load cartoning line, including the new double-head AMI Servo Carton Former.
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Shure-Glue: Hot melt unit

Shure-Glue offers its NC-20 Pro-Series hotmelt unit built for medium-speed case sealing and high-speed cartoning. Applicator delivers flexibility, performance, and durability, company says.
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OYSTAR USA Pharmaceutical Packaging Division: Intermittent motion cartoner

IWKA PacSystems offers its SI 10 intermittent motion cartoner with a small footprint and features specially suited for pharmaceutical applications.
A dual-scale filling system at Marich Confectionery includes a specially designed indexing conveyor.
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Vegas show spurs equipment buys

Marich Confectionery increases line speeds dramatically with technology found at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2003.
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Curvilinear servo motor called 'the future of packaging automation'

A direct-drive, moving-magnet servo motor called PackTrak™ is similar to linear servo motors that have been available for some time now.
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interpack insights

The buzz at the über-sized interpack packaging show in Germany included integration, function-block technology, Rx ‘pens,’ simplicity, esthetics, and concern for machinery ‘made in China.’
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Tisma, an SWF Company: Horizontal cartoner

The Tisma Div. of SWF Cos. has introduced the Horizon 100 horizontal cartoner, an ergonomically advanced unit capable of reaching speeds to 440 cartons/min.
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CLARIFICATIONS

In the February story about Teva Pharmaceuticals, the $150ꯠ yearly savings is across three plants, not one. Also, though the desiccant-packet insertion equipment described has a top-rated speed of 300/min, Teva runs in the range of 125/min.
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Shuttleworth, Inc: Versatile conveyor

Shuttleworth introduces its Servo SmartFeed® Conveyor to increase automated productivity and versatility in wrapper lines. The high-speed wrapper infeed is designed to allow for better handling of products in the wrapping and cartoning processes by feeding the products into flow wrappers and cartoning machines faster and more accurately.

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