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Case/Tray Packing

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Quick-change overwrapper

Digital Media Automation (Poway, CA) introduces its Super Overwrapper with electronic microprocessor timing and control, versus mechanically driven cams, levers, and linkages.
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Shrink wrapper

The Flexo 500S shrink-wrapping system requires minimal floor space and no compressed air, and it features quick changeover time with no need for tools.
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Bett Sistemi Srl: Linked carriage positioner

Bett Sistemi (Correggio, Italy) introduces its Robolift line of linked carriage positioners for simplifying container infeed alignment in bundling, multipacking, cartoning, or tray-packing machines.
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Rock-Tenn Company: Semi-automatic multipacker

Rock-Tenn (Norcross, GA) has introduced the EagleWrap™, a semi-automatic multipacker for small-run applications including variety and promotional packs.
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Plug-and-pack a reality (sidebar)

Advances in network, software standards
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High-speed case/tray packer

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Semi-automatic case packer

Econopacker is a cost-effective and simple semi-automatic case-packing machine that controls the flow and grouping of product automatically, eliminating miscounts due to human error.
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Semi-automatic case sealer

Model 3000CS Case Sealer is a semi-automatic machine that dispenses water-activated tape for a fast and efficient seal. Patented E-Z Pull Tab™ feature allows use of BP E-Z Pull Tab™ tape.
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Loading and filling module

Universal Loading and Filling Module ULF features both top- and side-loading of pillow-style bags into RSCs. Suitable for companies requiring different case packing styles and configurations.
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Label applicator

The 3M-Matic Side/Top Label Applicator SA2000 prints crisp images with variable information using Scotch® Printable Label Tape, then accurately applies it to the side or top of a shipping carton.
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Internet Packaging Products & Systems: Case tapers

Internet Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has improved its Champion series of case tapers to include stainless steel rollers with precision bearings and tape heads with ¼” steel face plates.
Janes Family Foods: Right-angle setup for case sealing
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Janes Family Foods: Right-angle setup for case sealing

At Janes’ Concord, Ontario, Canada plant, this carton sealer from Bradma-Lake is set up on a right angle to save space. The top flap is closed and sealed with hot melt adhesive dispensed by a Nordson hot-melt system as the carton conveys along the first conveyor “leg.” At the end of this leg, a stationary bar pushes the carton 90° along the second leg to seal the carton’s sides.
Gray & Company: Case sealing at candy manufacturer
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Gray & Company: Case sealing at candy manufacturer

Cases are discharged from the loader to the Wexxar Model WSH-06 case sealer. The filled cases discharge from the robot and round a short conveyor section to the sealer.
Gray & Company: Case loading for candy producer
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Gray & Company: Case loading for candy producer

Two cases are indexed into position and are pneumatically tilted away from the robot to facilitate loading. After the cases are half filled by the Wexxar machine, with 16-oz cartons, a corrugated divider is inserted before additional rows are loaded to complete the cases. The robot picks and places these cartons at a rate of 60/min.

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