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Case/Tray Packing

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Case packer

Robopack offers its ROBOPACK - 1010, modular case packer and/or tray packing/unpacking machine that runs up to 15 cases/min.
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Seven servo drives help coordinate this complex motion.
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Servos and robotics solve pouch-packing challenge

Stand-up pouches in three different sizes are automatically case packed at speeds to 90/min by this 12-axis, servo-controlled, robotic case packing system.
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Filling and retorting (sidebar)

Upstream from the robotic case packing and palletizing operation at Fresenius, pouches are filled and sent through a retort operation. As might be expected, the systems involved are every bit as sophisticated as those responsible for secondary packaging.
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance is promoting voluntary standards for case dimensions to make handling and shipping case-ready
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Case-ready meat is hitting its stride

As more meat packaging is centralized, processors are finding ways to keep meat fresh longer. But how best accomplish that?
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• A Kaps-All AU-3 unscrambler that places high-density polyethylene bottles onto a conveyor. Glass bottles are loaded on a feed table that are fed into a [b]McBrady[n] Model #200 Orbit bottle cleaner that uses air to do the job before placing bottles back onto the conveyor.
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Paper Discovery Center opens

After years of planning and fund-raising, The Paper Discovery Center is now open to the public in Appleton, WI. Located in Kimberly-Clark’s former Atlas Mill on the Fox River, the mill has been transformed into the only science and technology museum in Northeast Wisconsin.
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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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Douglas Machine Inc: Shrink wrapper

The new Douglas Contour™ SPS-75 Shrink Packer’s new patent-pending tunnel utilizes advanced heat and airflow management technology to deliver tightly wrapped packages for maximum package integrity and appearance.
Old Orchard Brands: Tray packer for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice
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Old Orchard Brands: Tray packer for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice

Near the PET line, Old Orchard runs a frozen juice concentrate line, where this tray packer/wrapper from Brenton Engineering was recently installed.
Old Orchard Brands: Case taping for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice
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Old Orchard Brands: Case taping for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice

If one of the two Wexxar case tapers goes down or runs out of tape, cases are automatically channeled through the one that\'s running.
Old Orchard Brands: Case erecting/case diverting/drop packing for high-output, hot-fill PET line
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Old Orchard Brands: Case erecting/case diverting/drop packing for high-output, hot-fill PET line

Three Wexxar case erectors are deployed to set up the bliss-style cases, which are automatically split into two lanes to feed two drop packers from Hamrick.
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Corner labeler

EPI’s Corner Labeling System applies labels to the corners of packages so that batch and product data can be seen on 2 sides of the case. Capable of being integrated with most case packing lines, the labeler is easy to set up and operate and has been engineered to operate 24/7 with low maintenance requirements.
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MGS Machine Corp.: Compact case packer

Despite its small 9’ x 6½’ footprint, MGS Machine’s (Maple Grove, MN) Advantage case packer sets up and packs cases up to 17” x 12’’ x 18’’. The servo-driven top-and-bottom, indexing shuttle-style transport system provides easy-to-maintain packing, assures gentle handling, creates a squared case, and reduces noise since chains are not used.
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BluePrint Automation: Multitasking packer

BluePrint Automation’s new VHPF is a vertical and horizontal case packer for high-speed case packing of flexible bags. VHPF packs stand-up and flat packs on the same machine with minimal changeover that is facilitated in just 3 min by handwheel adjustments, quick-release handles, and touchscreen operator interface.
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Shure-Glue: Hot-melt applicators

From light-duty, low-volume applications to medium-speed, high-volume case sealing and product assembly, Shure-Glue’s NC-series hot-melt applicators deliver flexibility, performance, and durability.

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