Machinery

Case/Tray Packing

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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.
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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.
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Meypack: Robotic pack/pal cell

Meypack Packaging Systems has introduced a complete end-of-line packaging cell offering case packing and palletizing for various food, beverage, and consumer goods applications.
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Nordson Corporation: Nordson Corporation: Adhesive melters

New ProBlue 15, 30, and 50 L adhesive melters from Nordson offer flexibility, reliability, durability, and performance for high-speed, high-volume packaging applications, including beverage, sift proof, tray forming, and wraparound case sealing.
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Robo Pack: Robo Pack: Flexible case packing

RoboPack offers 2 versions of its Robopack flexible, robotic case packing system with patented robotic arms, on-board lane divider/collator, and a built-in case erector.
Systems such as this 350 milliliter bulk ink supply with a snap-in holder extend 
operating time 8X beyond that of standard 42 m
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Thermal inkjet-- crisp codes in real world plants at affordable costs

HP technology runs in tough environments and delivers system savings from uptime. Simple operation lets line operators handle setups.
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PAC Machinery Group: Tray Sealer

SHELF LIFE BOOSTER™ (SLB)™SEMI-AUTOMATIC MAP TRAY SEALERThe SLB™ 2000 Series is our largest tray sealer for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP).
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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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New tray loader

PACK EXPO : Sigpack Systems, a Bosch Packaging Technology Co. launched its new compact WTI tray loader in September at the Pack Expo Las Vegas show.
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Around the Industry

Aaron Thomas Company Inc. has opened an 87ꯠ-sq-ft manufacturing, packaging, and warehousing facility in Bolingbrook, IL, southwest of Chicago.
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When insensitivity can spur development

One of the great indicators of our business heading into a new period of product development is when we continue to hear about insensitivity to higher prices for packaging materials.
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PAC Machinery Group: Shrink Packaging

Dempack™ H22Shrink SystemThe Dempack™ H22 is a single step machine incorporating seal, trim and shrink into a single operation. The H22 is unique in that it operates with a shrink hood instead of a tunnel.
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Fusion Concepts, Inc: Polypropylene wrapper

PFANKUCH VP series polypropylene wrapperDesigned for tightly wrapping flat products, the VP wrapper produces aesthetically superior packages without the hassles and additional expense of shrink wrapping.
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ARC-Diversified: Case packing of cans
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ARC-Diversified: Case packing of cans

To soften the impact, vacuum grippers hold the can tops as cans, filled with edible oils, are dropped into cases. Case packing equipment was supplied by Hamrick.
Shown here are the four-station conveyor pallets emerging from the shrink tunnel. Each station holds three shrink-sleeved balls.
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An automation hole in one

Wilson Sporting Goods puts golf balls in shrink sleeves three times faster since installing conveyorized system that now runs smoothly 24/7.

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