Machinery

Cartoning Equipment

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Ultrasonic banding system helps save pharmaceutical company cash

When its shrinkwrapper proved too troublesome, pharmaceutical product manufacturer Guardian Drug Company purchased two new custom ATS CornerLine Automatic Banding machines from Wexler Packaging Products.
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Econocorp's intermittent-motion Spartan cartoner employs a frequency 
inverter (top) that drives a gear motor (above). These com
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Inverter drives cartoner

Econocorp improves the performance of its venerable Spartan cartoner with AC inverter drive technology.
A single integrated controller (below) governs both the combination scale and the bagger (above) in Triangle's newer scale/bagge
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From custom to off-the-shelf controllers

Triangle Package Machinery routinely installs scale/bagger/cartoner systems for food manufacturers and other packaged goods marketers. Until recently, the scale and bagger in such an installation would have one controls platform and the cartoner another.
Schering-Plough: Cartoning and checkweighing of blister packs
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Schering-Plough: Cartoning and checkweighing of blister packs

Individual blister packs are mechanically fed into a flighted conveyor that brings them a short distance downstream to where they are inserted into folding cartons via a Marchesini cartoner. Thermal ink-jet coding, powered by Hewlett-Packard and supplied by Nutec, code inspection, also part of the Nutec system, and checkweighing (from Optima) all follow.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Blister pack cartoning

The APS Robotic TigerPak System from Automated Production Systems packs as many as 80 blister strips/min into cartons. The vision-guided robot locates strips in any orientation, including right-side-up or upside-down, then picks them using APS custom tooling and places them into waiting cartons.
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Oystar Jones: Large-center cartoners

R.A. Jones offers flexible, cost-effective solutions with its new Meridian line of metric-designed, large center cartoners. Available with either 9” or 12” centers, both right-hand and left-hand configuration, and convenient small footprints of 16’ or less.
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The road to Gen3

As most readers of this newsletter know, Generation 3 is a term that describes a machine designed from the ground up to exploit the advantages of closed-loop servo control technology.
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Controls integration can boost supply chain efficiencies

In researching a March Packaging World story about how controls integration and information technologies can improve supply chain efficiencies, I wound up gathering more information than I could fit in the designated space.
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Kliklok-Woodman: Servo-driven horizontal cartoner

Kliklok-Woodman introduces the Servo HSR horizontal cartoner that feeds, erects, conveys, loads, and closes end-load sleeve style cartons with automatic product insertion.
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Survey: Cartoning systems

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Machine builder case study: Gen3 vs Gen2 machinery

Norden Pac, a maker of tube-filling and cartoning equipment, recently delivered its first Gen3 servo-driven tube-filling machine to a customer.
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Dillin Engineered Systems: Accumulator

The FIFO first-in-first-out accumulator from Dillin Engineered Systems provides a solution to the challenge of high-speed accumulation, conveyance and line balancing for a range of container and product sizes.
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Ergonomic vertical cartoner

SWF Companies’ Tisma Div.
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Rockwell Automation: Rockwell Automation: Hf/f/s pouching system

New hf/f/s pouching system from Advantage Control Systems, in conjunction with Southern Packaging Machinery, comes with 3 servo motors and an Allen-Bradley Contrologix processor from Rockwell Automation.
Machinery on view at Bosch's Minneapolis-based facility
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Bosch showcases pharmaceutical packaging lines

Bosch Packaging Technology recently gave packaging journalists the opportunity to view several pharmaceutical packaging machines before shipment to major drug manufacturers within the United States.

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