Machinery

Case/Tray Packing

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Peak Foods: Bowl accumulation for nondairy whipped topping
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Peak Foods: Bowl accumulation for nondairy whipped topping

Bowl flow on the Garvey accumulation table downstream of TE banding and ahead of case packing is seen in overhead and floor-level views. Bowls will continue to recirculate on the accumulation table, which operates without active devices such as photoeyes, until downstream operations are cleared.
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Cermex Inc: Film reel change

The patented D.I.S. (Dual Injection System) from Cermex represents a new way of changing film reels on a shrink wrapper without stopping the machine. This new development lends itself to the Cermex TS Evolution 3 ‘overlapping film’ range of shrink wrappers that seal film without a sealing bar.
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Cartoner speeds changeover

Third-generation, semi-automatic vertical cartoner relies on servo technology to quicken changeover and permit wide size ranges.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Case packers

Schneider introduces the vertical and horizontal KDF case packers designed to accommodate cases up to 30”x21”x24”. The vertical unit has speeds of 4 cases/min.
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Compacker: Robotic case packer

The new Compacker Rap-UP 190-3 fully automatic case packer erects, loads, and seals regular to large size case blanks around product. The machine is equipped with a custom-engineered servo controlled robotic loader that picks and places rolls of paper or film up to 72” in length.
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Trinamics Incorporated: Small case erector

The Trinamics TR2010SCE small case erector/bottom sealer is easy to operate, user friendly, fast to changeover, and safe to use, company says.
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OK International: Case erector

O/K Intl. offers the OK Superformer that erects up to 18 cases/min. Machine comes standard with automatic box squaring, low taper or low box alarm, and stainless-steel construction.
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Wayne Automation: Case packer for jugs

Wayne Automation Corp. introduces the BWCP-40 bottled water case packer for the packing of difficult-to-handle 2.5-gal jugs. Machine handles 24/7 operation at speeds to 40 jugs/min.
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Servo-driven shrink wrapper

Arpac Group offers the servo-driven Model 75GI high-speed shrink wrapper that operates at speeds to 75 bundles/min. Machine is designed specifically for the printing and publishing industry, shrink wrapping random-size bundles, extremely short stacks, and lightweight products.
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Security measures (sidebar)

Thermoforms add scents of security
Tissue Machinery Company's radical new wrapper is named Zero because it was designed from scratch to make maximum use of servo t
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Gen3 thinking drives TMC

Riddled with servo motors and governed by a single integrated controller that handles logic, motion, and HMI, the Zero machine is right out of the future.
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Pouched onions prosper under high-pressure water

A system that uses high-pressure water to kill food pathogens helped Winsoms of Walla Walla launch 8-oz and 2 1/2-lb resealable pouches of refrigerated, chopped onions to the Pacific Northwest this month, with nationwide distribution expected by next year.
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Boxing out the competition

A switch to a new gearbox increases reliability and lowers cost for Goodman’s new case packer.
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AIDCO International Inc: Robotic case packer

Aidco Intl. has developed a RoboticStar case packing system specifically designed for multiple types of round or oval PET or glass containers for the food and beverage industries.
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KUKA Robotics Corporation: Space-saving robot

From Kuka Robotics comes a new space-saving packaging robot suitable for case packing, stacking, and material loading. The KR 30 HA takes up 35% less floor space than its predecessor, the KR 30/2, yet its working envelope is almost 15% larger.

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