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End of line: Palletizing & Stretch Wrapping

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.
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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.
Martens Brewery: Depalletizing empty barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Depalletizing empty barrier-coated PET beer bottles

From storage, bottles are forklifted into a high-level depalletizer from KHS.
Martens Brewery: Palletizing empty barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Palletizing empty barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Empty bottles are automatically palletized on KHS equipment and then banded.
Hartness Intl. director of market research Neville Cork.
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Best packaging operations anywhere? Here are three...

What’s the most impressive plant you’ve ever been in? World traveler and Hartness Intl. director of market research Neville Cork has been in about 100 plants.
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Alberto Culver gains global vision with Web-enabled PDM

Alberto Culver sells hair and skin care products, food, and household products in 120 countries through 14 manufacturing sites and four product development/design centers located around the globe.
With servo drives, Profibus, SERCOS, and more, the main control cabinets are fully loaded with everything but point-to-point wir
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RJRT retrofits its future

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco modernizes case packers and robotic palletizers with updated controls.
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Continued from <I>Packaging World</I>, December 2003, p. 76

The data from Alberto Culver’s ProcessPoint PDM Editor leverages an industry-standard means of encryption called SSL (Secure Socket Layer). Data is available to all Alberto Culver manufacturing sites in the United States, in Puerto Rico, Australia, South Africa, Sweden, Argentina, Chile, Canada, the United Kingdom, China, and Poland.
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Uhlmann Packaging Systems: Palletizer/unpalletizer

Uhlmann offers the P 5020 programmable servo-driven palletizing system that features a modular design for multiple pallet bay applications and quick and easy cleaning. Machine isGMP-suitable and also adapts to unpalletizing applications. Machine extends the range of the company’s equipment by providing the logical continuation of Uhlmann production line integration, company says.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Customized conveying

Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. offers a variety of conveying systems tailored to product handling and floor plan requirements, including mergers, diverters, and dividers.
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Tropicana's juiced about aseptic bottle filling line (sidebar)

Downstream efficiency
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Columbia Machine: Floor-level palletizer

Columbia offers the FL10 floor-level palletizer that is small enough to be installed through 8’x8’ doorways, and has a footprint of less than 60 sq’.
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More data acquisition success stories: Shell Oil bottling: Real data in real time

In a continuation from last month, PW presents several additional data acquisition success stories.
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Motoman Robotics: Motoman Robotics: Robotic palletizer

To improve material handling productivity, FKI Logistex Alvey Systems integrated Motoman robotic arms into palletizing and depalletizing systems. These are ideally suited to handle multiple production lines simultaneously.
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ARPAC LLC: ARPAC LLC: Pack Expo Video: Tail-tied stretch wrapper

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO LAS VEGAS: The Arpac Group’s Infrapak Sidewinder A-Series Plus automatic turntable stretch wrapping system offers an optional film-tail capture system that improves the look and security of wrapped loads.See video clip of this machine

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