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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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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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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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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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Packaging in the U.K. and beyond (Part 6)

Plug-and-Pack™ update (Part 6 of a 6-part series)
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Packaging in the U.K. and beyond (Part 3)

New developments from U.K. machine builders (Part 3 of a 6-part series)
he camera vision sensor inspects lids as they are conveyed down the packaging line at Alltrista.
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Machinery with a vision

As machine vision technology becomes more reliable and cost-effective, manufacturers will begin finding it easier to integrate into their packaging lines.

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