Machinery

Conveying, Accumulation & Feeding

Clabber Girl Corp.: Wraparound case packing of pails
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Clabber Girl Corp.: Wraparound case packing of pails

At the case packer, supplied by TAD Packaging Machinery, Pails of powdered mixes are collated into groups of six that are cross-pushed onto the 29# ECT corrugated blank. After the cases are glue sealed, they are discharged to the takeaway conveyor.
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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.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Anti-static depalletizer

A-B-C Packaging offers an anti-static container discharge for the co.’s Model 108 bulk depalletizer. Has features that dissipate built-up electrostatic charge and prevent static electricity from causing production line delays in container handling and single-filing when running lightweight plastic containers.
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Flo-Onics: Ultrasonic density sensor

Flo-Onics Systems offers its Dry Product Ultrasonic Sensor Series DS that allows for accurate measuring of product at the auger base before it’s dispensed to the package, carton, or cup.
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MGS Machine Corp.: High-capacity loader

MGS has introduced the ECP (Extended Capacity Pre-feeder), a labor-saving automatic loader that extends the magazine capacity for packaging materials such as folded literature, outserts, blisters, and nested trays.
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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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Light grid sensors

The MLG and ELG lines of light grid sensors have five different beam spacing options, more than 20 detection heights, and 10 different output configurations.
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Cereska joins Dynamic Conveyor

Dynamic Conveyor Corp. has hired Sheri Cereska as business development representative.
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Six Innovative Products

High-precision bus terminalThe KL3356 analog input bus terminal provides a measurement accuracy of 0.01% for direct connection of resistor bridges, strain gauge sensors, and all common input signals.
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Need for automation continues to grow!

Newly designed automation saves both time and money.
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Expanded RFID R&D facilities

Venture Research announced in January that it had secured a 5-year lease on 15귔 sq’ to expand its validation, testing, and mfg. capabilities for RFID portal and conveyor tunnel infrastructure products.
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Yellow Jacket 110: Long-length wrapper

Yellow Jacket’s new Stinger 40” orbital stretch wrap unit is designed for wrapping small loads and bundles of longer-length products for shipping. Securely wraps tubing, siding, other building materials, and various industrial or warehouse applications.
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FKI Logistex: Improved conveying

FKI Logistex® has incorporated several design updates to its Accuzone® 24-volt motorized roller accumulation and transportation conveyor. Changes include the standard control system, now a stand-alone and programmable DeviceNet™ networked controller.
Old Orchard Brands: Accumulating and lane dividing for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit j
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Old Orchard Brands: Accumulating and lane dividing for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit j

A space-saving vertical accumulation system from I&H is followed by a Krones Òroof-topÓ lane divider.

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