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End of line: Palletizing & Stretch Wrapping

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Adoption of robots picks up speed

As sales of robotics in North America grow at record speeds, these four CPG companies reap the labor, cost, productivity, and quality benefits of implementing robots in their operations.
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VERSATILE EOAT. The specially designed vacuum EOAT for the empty-can depalletizer can handle a range of surfaces, including slip-sheets, plastic pallets, and steel cans without cross contamination.
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Integrated controls ease programming, troubleshooting

Coating Systems company adds palletizing equipment that integrates PLC and robot controls for ease of operation.
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Gebo Cermex: Integrated end-of-line solution

The VersaBloc from Gebo Cermex is a comprehensive packaging solution that combines the VersaFilm shrink wrapper and EvoFlex palletizer systems to form a block encompassing all end-of-line operations and offering shrink-wrapping – or potentially cardboard packing, conveying, and palletizing functions.
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Robots continue to penetrate the plant floor

Advances in technology make robots more appealing to CPGs looking for greater packaging line speeds, reduced labor costs, and increased accuracy and efficiency.
Video shows palletizers offering increased flexibility in case handling and pallet patterns
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Video shows palletizers offering increased flexibility in case handling and pallet patterns

Entry-level palletizer to be shown at Pack Expo has many of the same features.
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The paletpac system features gentle handling.
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Twin-belt turning device brings gentle palletizing

Schwenk Putztechnik, a German maker of prefabricated mortar mixtures, recently installed new palletizing technology with an eye toward reducing time spent on maintenance, gaining more efficient production, and optimizing stack configuration with regard to storage and sales.
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Beumer: Stretch hood provides operator safety

Designed to be safer, smaller, faster, and more practical than its predecessors, Beumer’s Stretch Hood A features an intuitive menu system on the machine control via a soft-touch panel, a safe, optimized, ergonomically-designed workplace for the operator, and material-friendly transporting of the film via an innovative film transport system.
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A-B-C: High-speed depalletizer for reverse taper bottles

A-B-C’s Model 108RT depalletizer maintains bottle stability for reverse taper bottles during high-speed transfer from the pallet, and throughout single filing, with devices that square and secure the top pallet layer and also the secondary layer prior to container transfer, and maintain the slipsheet firmly as the top layer is swept from the pallet to the loading table.
Two parallel-driven belt conveyors driven with different speeds during the turning process bring the bags gently into the required position.
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Palletizer provides optimized stack configuration for dry mortar

German mortar supplier Schwenk Putztechnik relies on a new twin-belt turning device for gentle palletizing of bags, resulting in more efficient production and greater changeover flexibility.
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Lachenmeier: Film unwind system for stretch hood machine

Lachenmeier’s patented Unwind System for its stretch hood machines helps eliminate thin and fragile film on palletized loads, and keeps film corners roughly 30% thicker compared to other stretch hood systems, according to the company.
All-electric palletizer
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All-electric palletizer

The L-7 all-electric palletizer from Top Tier delivers great positioning accuracy thanks to its innovative controls architecture. Cases are rotated as needed depending on encoder feedback and pallet layer requirements.
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AFA: Pick-and-place robotic palletizer

Able to be integrated with upstream equipment such as case packers, fillers, and tray packers, the PL-FRB Pick-and-Place Fanuc Robotic Palletizer from AFA can be equipped with many different end effectors to handle bags, bundles, cases, trays, bales, and more.
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Eriez: Palletizers/depalletizers lift and position layers of steel cans

Palletizers/depalletizers quickly, easily and smoothly remove an entire layer of steel cans at one time from a multilayer stack of cans without tumbling, jamming or damaging the cans. The magnet can also be used in reverse order to deposit a layer on a pallet.
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Yaskawa Motoman: PLC control for multiple robots

Yaskawa Motoman’s MLX200 Robot Gateway PLC control platform for Motoman robots enables the control of multiple robots entirely through Rockwell Automation’s ControlLogix and CompactLogix Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC), for a multitude of applications including assembly, part transfer, picking, sorting, kitting, case packing, palletizing, and de-palletizing.
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ARPAC: Stretch wrapper with integrated scale

The Pro Series LP Wrap-N-Weigh is a heavy duty pallet stretch wrapper with a 4,000 lb. capacity.
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