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End of line: Palletizing & Stretch Wrapping

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Columbia/Okura: Poly bag palletizing

Columbia/Okura palletizers use precision robotics and tooling to effectively handle and stack large woven poly bags of weights to 50 kgs. Robotic technology and special end effectors ensure that oversized bags maintain their shape as they are carefully lifted and placed on pallets, compared with traditional palletizing methods that push and slide bags.
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Procomac Packaging: Double-infeed palletizer

Now available from Procomac Packaging is the new Agilis 2000 D high-level palletizer with double infeed, said to combine reliability and high performance.
Schering-Plough: Case packing, case labeling, and robotic palletizing of blister packs
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Schering-Plough: Case packing, case labeling, and robotic palletizing of blister packs

Case packing, case labeling, and robotic palletizing, all on Pester equipment, brings the blister packaging line to an end.
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Orion Packaging Systems: Automatic stretch wrapper

Orion’s fully automatic SpectraMAX spiral low-profile platform rotary turntable system is designed to wrap pallet loads with a secure spiral web of stretch film without requiring manual film attachment/severing before or after cycling.
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Columbia/Okura: 3-line bag palletizer

With a single Columbia/Okura robotic palletizer, producers of bagged products can simultaneously palletize the output of 3 separate, lower-speed production lines.
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Robots dissected

An exclusive survey conducted on Packworld.com shows what manufacturers are thinking when it comes to implementing a robotic packaging solution at their company.
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Lachenmeier Inc: Lachenmeier Inc: Stretch-hood technology

Lachenmeier has developed a new generation of stretch-hood machines that offer significant cost reduction, improved optical properties, and good load stability for pallet wrapping applications.
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Stretch-hood technology

Lachenmeier has developed a new generation of stretch-hood machines that offer significant cost reduction, improved optical properties, and good load stability for pallet wrapping applications.
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Espoma Company: Premade bag opening/filling/top sealing/stretch bundling for plant food
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Espoma Company: Premade bag opening/filling/top sealing/stretch bundling for plant food

The Espoma Company is reportedly the first in North America to use the U-Pack package from Bischof + Klein for its 4-, 5-, and 10-lb bags of plant food.
Espoma Company: Robotic palletizing for pre-made bags for plant food
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Espoma Company: Robotic palletizing for pre-made bags for plant food

Espoma’s new robotic palletizer from Automated Production Systems is equipped with customized end-of-arm tooling that uses multiple vacuum zones to pick up either bundles of small U-Pack bags, larger flat bags, slip sheets, or pallets, as necessary. The system simultaneously picks items and places them onto three different pallets. Once a pallet is filled, it is conveyed out of the robotic cell in three lanes that merge into one to feed a downstream stretch wrapper.
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ARPAC LLC: ARPAC LLC: Stretch wrapper

From Arpac comes the Infrapak PA-Series Plus stretch wrapper, a 2-station system said to increase forklift operator capability. The turntable stretch wrapper is completely accessible to operators without dismounting the truck, reducing the need to handle multiple loads.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Semi-automatic palletizing

The A-B-C Model 72SA semi-automatic case palletizer gives packagers an affordable option for upgrading their palletizing. Elevator table operates by foot pedal or push button.
American Italian Pasta Co.: Robotic palletizing of cases of pasta
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American Italian Pasta Co.: Robotic palletizing of cases of pasta

Each robotic palletizer, from Alvey Systems, loads two pallets, one to the left and one to the right. A rail-mounted guided vehicle then carries filled pallets toward the stretch wrapper.
Martens Brewery: Transfer to full-bottle palletizing of filled, barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Transfer to full-bottle palletizing of filled, barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Shrink-wrapped six packs exit the wet room via a spiral conveyor that takes them to the infeed of the full- bottle palletizer, supplied by KHS.

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