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End of line: Palletizing & Stretch Wrapping

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Columbia Machine: Palletizer

Double Stacked Loads in One Easy OperationThe FL Series from Columbia has been designed with the capability of building double-stacked loads, or more, while in the palletizing operation.
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This two-piece  Shellpak™ functions as a secondary pack for blister-packed pharmaceutical pills and tablets. Its maker, Mea
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Pondering the puzzle

Facing a Pandora’s box of global issues, and technological developments such as advanced machine controls and RFID, packagers of healthcare products forecast the future.
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Columbia Machine: Palletizer

New Columbia Palletizer Offers High-speed/Soft-handling PerformanceThe new HL7000 high-level palletizer from Columbia Machine offers an economical solution for plants that require medium- to high-speed handling of odd-shaped and/or delicate products.
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Columbia Machine: High-Level Palletizer

Columbia High-Speed Palletizer EnsuresAccurate Beverage Handling with No Product DamageColumbia Machine's HL8000 high level palletizer is designed to provide high-speed performance coupled with careful handling capabilities to stack even the most delicate beverage products, whether its cases, trays, fridge-friendly packs, shrink-film with pad or shrink film only.
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RFID value beyond compliance

Former Sara Lee exec Ray Hagedorn shares that company's lessons as he emphasizes looking for value in RFID.
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Wulftec International Inc: Rotary arm stretch wrapper

Now available from Wulftec® is the WCRT-200 conveyorized automatic rotary arm stretch wrapper with corner post applicators. Applicators offer automatic load corner seeking, positive corner board holder through pneumatically activated needles, and adjustable corner board dispensers.
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'Stellar' year for packaging machinery shipments

U.S. packaging machinery shipments surged 9.3% to an estimated $5.344 billion last year according to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s 11th annual Shipments and Outlook Study.
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Making more corrugated recyclable

A new coating for corrugated paper holds the promise of bringing to an end the need to separate old corrugated containers (OCC) and waxed corrugated boxes.
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Fleetguard's robotic line

PACK EXPO : Pro Mach's booth featured a highly automated operating line that's set to go into Fleetguard in December 2005. See video
Pro Mach: Fleetguard's robotic case erecting, case packing and stretch wrapping line
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Pro Mach: Fleetguard's robotic case erecting, case packing and stretch wrapping line

At Pack Expo Las Vegas 2005, Pro Mach's expansive booth showcased the U-shaped line that offers case erecting, case loading, case labeling, palletizing, and stretch wrapping. This same machinery will be shipped and installed at Fleetguard\'s Nashville, TN, plant in December 2005.
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RFID tag locator software

Introduced in summer 2005, CAPE Systems’ RFID Tag Locator software can replace costly and time-consuming trial-and-error testing to optimize tag placement and significantly improve case and pallet reading.
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A vote for open standards

The Aagard Group--A Minnesota maker of cartoners, case packers, and other secondary packaging systems--recently shipped a side-seam carton gluer/bag-in-box cartoner/case packer/palletizer that's all mounted on one frame and deploys a single PC to control 36 axes of servo motion. In a telephone interview primarily about the new machine and its controls architecture, Brenton Smith, company president, had some intriguing thoughts to share about machine automation in general.
A single PC controls all 36 axes of motion in the side-seam gluer/cartoner/case packer/palletizer system.
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PC/servo bag-in-box solution

This 36-axis bag-in-box system occupies minimal floor space, installs easily, and is controlled by a single PC.
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KHS USA: Packaging and palletizing solution

KHS Kisters offers its Innopack Packcell, a highly flexible and cost-effective packing and palletizing solution without buffer segments. Machine can form shrink packs, apply handles to the shrink packs, and then distribute and palletize the shrink packs.
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Columbia Machine: Floor-level palletizer

The new FL-10 floor-level palletizer from Columbia Machine offers speeds of 10 or more cases/min for an economical price. With a compact footprint that uses less than 60 sq’ of floor space, machine is small enough to be installed through 8’x8’ doorways.

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