Machinery

Case/Tray Packing

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Increase throughput and line efficiency with less labor
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Increase throughput and line efficiency with less labor

Form, pack, seal, print, and label with Loveshaw's fully automated system.
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Delta-style robotic tray packer
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Delta-style robotic tray packer

High-speed delta-style robotic tray loading robot from BluePrint Automation can load trays at 80/min, and inspection capabilities are part of the package.
Shrink wrapper deploys new Robo-Wand technology
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Shrink wrapper deploys new Robo-Wand technology

Shrink wrapper from Standard Knapp uses Robo-Wand tray wrapping technology to meter trays through wrapping and shrink tunnel.
Tight, secure packs ensured with shrink bundler
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Tight, secure packs ensured with shrink bundler

PACK EXPO 2012: Eastey Enterprises’ EB35A automatic in-line sleeving system produces either a Bull’s-eye or natural closure on trayed, individual, or multipacked products. A self-centering, chain-driven mechanism ensures the seal is formed at the center of the product, while a two-chambered shrink bundling tunnel turns out a tight, secure package.
Fast-changeover robotic case packer
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Fast-changeover robotic case packer

This recipe-driven robotic case packer from Z Automation features a robotic infeed and lets the user change carton or case size in 10 minutes or less with no tools required.
VersaFilm shrink wrapper
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Cermex Inc: Shrink wrapper

The new VersaFilm® seamless shrink-wrapping range from Cermex (Sidel Group) features various packaging capabilities including honeycombed packs, trays, pads and u-boards.
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No need for case packer downtime
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No need for case packer downtime

Delkor designs into its case packing equipment five points of detection--among them a laser scanner, vision system, and pack pattern release system--that allows the packaging machine to analyze and self-correct defects, eliminating downtime and saving cost.
Automatic machine adjustment for end-of-line packaging
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Automatic machine adjustment for end-of-line packaging

Schneider Packaging Equipment debuts its Pro-Adjust add-on solution that automatically adjusts all types of machines—including case packers, palletizers, case loaders—for varying package sizes. Stepper motor-driven system greatly enhances speed and accuracy of changeovers, while increasing machine uptime and OEE.
Integrated case sealer/printer
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Integrated case sealer/printer

Squid Ink showed off its BB-2/S case taper, designed for cost-effective top and bottom case taping for large-run case-sealing applications, integrated with the AutoPilot high-resolution ink-jet printing system. AutoPilot uses Xaar piezo technology to print up to .7 in. of characters, text, scannable bar codes, and logos at 180-dpi.
Case taping adjusts for varying case heights
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Case taping adjusts for varying case heights

A new case taper on display at the 3M booth was notable for how readily it adjusts to different-sized cases.
Cost-effective case packer does 25 cpm
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Cost-effective case packer does 25 cpm

The Invex case/tray packer uses Rockwell components for servo-automated efficiency, creating wraparound, four-corner case squaring for mid-range applications up to 25 cpm.
Earthbound Farm Adept
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Earthbound Farm installs robotic systems to case-pack produce clamshells

Gentle handling, accuracy, cost, and environmental benefits help this California grower of organic salads and produce.
The Vantage from Kliklok-Woodman provides an innovative, new presentation for snack food packaging
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The Vantage from Kliklok-Woodman provides an innovative, new presentation for snack food packaging

The bale is ideal for traditional single-serve, 100-calorie snacks and variety packs. The Vantage bale, strong on sustainability, potentially reduces corrugated cases, shipping costs and dunnage.
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Cama USA: High-tech packaging lines: Top and side loading solutions
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Cama USA: High-tech packaging lines: Top and side loading solutions

CAMA Group manufactures complete secondary packaging solutions. Their highly-skilled customer service and support team provides the most innovative and unique solutions for its customers.
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