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End of line: Palletizing & Stretch Wrapping

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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: 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: Full-bottle palletizer for barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Full-bottle palletizer for barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Bottles fan out into lanes and then are swept layer by layer onto pallets on equipment 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.
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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Yellow Jacket 110: Pallet stretch wrapper

Yellow Jacket LLP introduces the Yellow Jacket 110 Model 87-SA pallet stretch wrapper that binds shipping pallet loads securely, with added versatility and greater affordability than competitive models, company says.
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InfraPak, Inc: Stretch wrapper with powered conveyor

Infrapak’s A-Series Plus stretch wrapper is equipped with an automatic turntable and is completely accessible to forklift operators without getting off the truck.
American Italian Pasta Co.: Stretch wrapping on a pasta packaging line
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American Italian Pasta Co.: Stretch wrapping on a pasta packaging line

Filled pallets are delivered to the Lantech stretch wrapper via two right-angle turns.
Martens Brewery: Stretch wrapper for barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Stretch wrapper for barrier-coated PET beer bottles

The final part of the packaging process is the stretch wrapping of pallets.
Feldschloesschen Brewery: Stretch wrapping of beer in PET
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Feldschloesschen Brewery: Stretch wrapping of beer in PET

As a full pallet receives its top layer and exits, a fresh pallet is automatically moved into place. At the stretch wrapper, a top sheet of film is automatically dispensed. Stretch wrapping equipment is supplied by Krones.
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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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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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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