Machinery

End of line: Palletizing & Stretch Wrapping

Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Stretch wrapping
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Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Stretch wrapping

Consisting of a corrugated bottom sheet, a pre-made flexible-film bag, and stretch film, the K-one system replaces a corrugated bulk box and flexible film liner.
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A real 'grab bag'

September brings a change in color to Door County, and with it comes this grab bag of Pipeline topics.
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PIAB USA Inc: Suction cups

Piab offers a new line of suction cups made with a polyurethane material that combines the soft elasticity of rubber with the wear-resistance of polyurethane.
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Pack Expo visits lead to purchases

Representatives from both a Heinz division and a well known California winery both found the servo-based equipment they needed at Pack Expo International 2002.
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High-speed palletizer

TopTier’s new high-speed model TT-H50i palletizes cases, bundles, bags, and trays at speeds to 50/min within a footprint of 80”x80”. Layers are constructed on an internal prebuild table, then delivered to the pallet on a layer head nested below the prebuild table while layer construction continues on the prebuild.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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.
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.

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