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Watch PMMI’s 2014 Packaging Line of the Year in action

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Material Transfer: Bulk bag discharging and feeding system

Material Transfer’s bulk bag discharging system features a fork lift loaded bulk bag lifting frame with adjustable height receiving frame.
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Spiral conveyors
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Ryson: Spiral conveyors go higher, handle more weight

Ryson’s new spiral conveyors handle double the capacity of its regular spirals, can optionally have loads enter and exit the spirals at intermediate elevations, and feature load capacity of 75 lbs/linear ft of conveyor for speeds up to 200 FPM.
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Material Transfer: Caster portable low headroom bulk bag discharger

Patented system designed for discharging product into customers existing process.
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Alignment conveyor. The ARB alignment conveyor segment uses 16 ERD electric actuators to activate rollers on the belt to align moving packages in pallet layers.
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Electric actuators add speed, precision to pallet-layer former

A prototype development project for a maker of conveying and pallet-forming equipment has led to a whole new line of electric actuators for applications in food and beverage industries.
2:1 Merge Conveyor
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Multi-Conveyor: Conveyor merges two lanes to one without multiple servos

Designed without multiple servos to keep costs low, Multi-Conveyor’s 2:1 Merge Conveyor for bagged products merges two lanes of separately fed 12-in long bagged food products into a single lane at 110 products/min.
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Key Technology: Sanitary belt conveyor for bulk foods

Key Technology introduces its new Sanitary Belt Conveyor for transporting bulk foods on processing and packaging distribution lines.
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Material Transfer: Bulk bag discharging system

Material Master™ bulk bag discharging system provides dust-tight discharge of non-free flowing materials.
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Sophisticated control over fluid pumping
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Sophisticated control over fluid pumping

Ingersoll-Rand's ARO fluid products provided this dynamic demo showing electronic controls and air-operated, double-diaphragm pumping simplify the accurate delivery of fluid to drums or other containers, adding capabilities to incorporate inputs for temperature and other factors.
Ultrasonics prevent fine powder from blinding
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Ultrasonics prevent fine powder from blinding

Watch this demonstration closely; if you blink, you might miss it! The video shows how Russell Finex' Vibrasonic deblinding system sends ultrasonic waves across a fine wire mesh screen, preventing flour from blinding, or plugging and, in turn, slowing the free flow of the fine powder.
Robot with 16-kg payload
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Robot with 16-kg payload

The KR 16 robot at the Kuka booth has 16 kg of payload capacity and about 1600 mm of reach. This system is especially suitable for a wide variety of case packing operations.
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Material Transfer: Bulk bag discharger with flexible screw conveyor

The Material Master™ bulk bag discharging system offers patented technology and features that maximize production efficiency.
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Directionally sort at any angle
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Directionally sort at any angle

Intralox displays a handful of innovations, including the OMNI-DIRECTIONAL Sorter (ODS) which allows products to directionally sort at virtually any angle.
High speed pick and place
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High speed pick and place

Staubli Robotics demonstrates the TP80 fast Picker, an ultrafast four-axis configuration of high-speed robot for standard pick & place applications.
Large-format package accumulation technology goes bigger, faster
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Large-format package accumulation technology goes bigger, faster

The latest generation in large format package accumulation technology, the DYNAC Model 6500 from Hartness, has inherently higher speed and larger product dimension capability.

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