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End of line: Palletizing & Stretch Wrapping

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RFID 'a la cart'

Thomasville Furniture Industries, Inc., Thomasville, NC, has partnered with Odin technologies to lead its RFID compliance program for its Creative Interiors division where products are shipped to retailers such as Target and Wal-Mart.
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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.
Each cart includes bar code and RFID readers, computer, monitor, printer-encoder, and power supply.
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Thomasville rolls out RFID 'a la cart'

Thomasville Furniture’s RFID solution for boxed product moves around on wheeled carts at its Appomattox, VA, DC.
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ARPAC LLC: ARPAC LLC: Automatic Platform Stretch Wrapper

The INFRAPAK PA-SERIES is the efficient wrapping solution for all material handling environments. This high profile automatic turntable stretch wrapperis completely accessible to forklift operators without getting off the truck.
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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Columbia Machine: Stainless-steel palletizer

The new stainless steel FL10 floor-level palletizer from Columbia Machine is specifically engineered for clean, washdown packaging environments in food, pharmaceutical, and other industries.
Old Orchard Brands: Stretch wrapping for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice
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Old Orchard Brands: Stretch wrapping for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice

Pallet wrapping is done out in the warehouse on an Orion stretch wrapper.
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More on RFID from K-C and Wal-Mart

Mike O'Shea discloses more details about RFID at Kimberly-Clark and Simon Langford updates Wal-Mart's experiences.
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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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interpack insights

The buzz at the über-sized interpack packaging show in Germany included integration, function-block technology, Rx ‘pens,’ simplicity, esthetics, and concern for machinery ‘made in China.’
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Cousins Packaging Inc: Stretchwrapper

Cousins’ 2100 Series A Arm stretchwrapper is simple and requires little maintenance. Wrapper requires no grippers, rather the films starts at the top of the package and stays put as the wrapper wraps from the top down.
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Sensormatic: High-speed RFID labeling

ADT’s new RFID automatic label applicator, the Sensormatic Quadrel T Series, applies as many as 100 labels/min.
A key club-store packaging rule is to have pallets with 360-degree display that catches the shopper's attention from any side. P
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Club stores stay 'hot' with packaging a key to sales

Recent developments focus on the effective use of display pallets and new ways of reining in costs. It’s a singular outlook on “shelf impact.”
High-profile Smart Series wrapper.
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Semi-automatic stretchwrapping

Wulftec offers its new Smart Series of low- and high-profile stretchwrap turntables. Company says that customers benefit from all the advantages of a custom-built semi-automatic stretchwrapper, but without the high costs and long waiting times.

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