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End of line: Palletizing & Stretch Wrapping

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FKI Logistex: Rfid-Enabled Palletizer

FKI Logistex® has added new design and interface options for its popular A-780 case palletizer to increase the machine’s capacity and value in low- to mid-speed palletizing applications.
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COIL-TO-CAN TECHNOLOGY. Steel is fed from a coil unwind stand into a cupping press (above) that transforms the flat coil into la
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'Bottle Can' Takes To Steel

Initially developed in Japan and made out of PET-coated aluminum, the ‘bottle can’ now comes to the U.S. in a two-piece steel format made in a shiny new plant.
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Lesson learned: VOC input is paramount

Two engineers concur on a sound piece of advice in sharing their lessons learned.
GRIPPING PERFORMER. The four-axis case-packing robot's custom end effector lifts and places industrial filters as a group into t
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Robots a perfect fit for packaged solution

Robots handle primary and secondary packaging on a customized turnkey line that collates, cases, labels, and palletizes industrial filters.
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What's not to like about robotics?

Labor savings, high throughput, repeatability, and flexibility are driving adoption of robots. ‘Creating value’ is a key consideration, too.
BOTTLE FILLING. Side-by-side tablet fillers on Line 5 at Apotex helped the Canadian pharmaceutical manufacturer double its outpu
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2010: A packaging odyssey

Pharmaceutical maker Apotex works in concert with systems integrator to assure its packaging operations will meet customer demands at least through the year 2010.
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Overhead product orienter

A-B-C Packaging introduces a high-speed overhead orienter that accepts product for palletizing and turns it 90, 180, or 270 degrees to automatically form the optimal pallet configuration for each product.
END-OF-LINE OVERWRAPPER. The servo motor and the 1.2 GB Pentium M-based controller shown below are used across Sentry's new line
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Taking advantage of PackML

A new family of end-of-line packaging equipment leverages PackML for a common look and feel across all machines in the family.
Le Nature: Palletizer and stretch wrapping
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Le Nature: Palletizer and stretch wrapping

At this bottler of flavored or enhanced waters, sports drinks, fitness waters, teas, juices, and other New Age beverages, end-of-line operations include palletizing on a Krones palletizer and stretch wrapping on a Robopac machine.
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American-Newlong, Inc: Robotic palletizer

American-Newlong offers the EC-201 Robotic Palletizer, which features a payload capacity of 440 lb and a palletizing capacity of 1길 cycles/hr.
Added Flexibility : A new touchscreen allows operators to change wrap patterns on the fly.
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Touchscreen facilitates custom wrapping

Stretch wrapper’s touchscreen controls store five pre-programmed wrap patterns that can be switched on the fly, accommodating custom wrap patterns.
Lantech's RFID-enabled stretch wrapper features integrated antennas and wireless communication.
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Exel uses RFID-enabled stretch wrapper

A first-of-its-kind Lantech stretch wrapper with integrated RFID reader and wireless communication operates at Exel's facility in Harrisburg, PA.
The arrival of top-and-bottom case tapers played a key role in GA Food Services' ability to unitize and ship three-meal kits lik
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They've seen fire and they've seen rain

Contingency planning helped Colonial Carton when fire destroyed its plant, while GA Food Services had to contend with a Katrina-driven 400% increase in business.
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Advance Lifts, Inc: Versatile stretch wrappers

Advance Lifts now offers a line of stretch wrappers that includes 24 models. Manual and semi-automatic models are each available in 3 configurations.
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New facility to expedite entertainment software time-to-market

Sonopress, a packager and assembler, and manufacturer of cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and video games, has joined with Coral Graphic Services, a producer of disk covers, dust jackets, and decorated paper inserts, to establish an automated, 260ꯠ-sq-ft packaging facility in Louisville, KY.

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