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End of line: Palletizing & Stretch Wrapping

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Case palletizer

Alvey Systems (St. Louis, MO) introduces the 780 case palletizer, a low-speed, high-level infeed palletizer with a compact footprint, heavy-duty construction, and flexible layout options.
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Columbia/Okura opens training facility

Columbia/Okura (Vancouver, WA) has built a state-of-the-art facility designated specifically for testing, training, and palletizing demonstrations.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Robotic palletizer

Schneider Packaging (Brewerton, NY) offers its robotic palletizing system called Robox™. System uses a 6-axis articulated robotic arm incorporated into the designed cell and can be attached to the output of a Schneider or other existing case packer to run standard and “open top” corrugated cases.
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Automated stretch wrapper

The new WLPA-200 automated stretch wrapper from Wulftec (Ayer’s Cliff, Quebec, Canada) is a fully-automated turntable stretch wrapper that has a pneumatically activated “cut and wipe” system that eliminates the need to attach and cut film.
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Lantech Inc: Stretch wrapping efficiency

Q300XT Plus Stretch Wrapping System automatically attaches and cuts film to a pallet load. This allows a fork-truck operator to drive up, position the load onto the wrapper’s turntable, start the machine with a lanyard switch, then drive away, all without stepping off the fork truck.
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Motoman Robotics: Five-axis palletizing robot

The economical SP80 robot features a 176-lb payload capacity with a maximum horizontal reach of 81’’, a maximum vertical reach of 126’’, and a relative positioning accuracy of .003’’.
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Freezer robot palletizer

Motoman SP-100F has internal wiring and heating elements that keeps frost and freezer burn away without the use of a protective robot jacket. Temperature tolerance is –30 deg C, making it ideal for frozen products such as food, ice cream, pizza, meat, poultry, and seafood.
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Deep-freeze palletizing robot

The KR 180 PA Arctic palletizing robot is capable of palletizing loads of up to 397 lbs in temperatures of –22 deg F (-30 deg C) without a protective suit or heaters.
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Hassia USA Inc: Robotic palletizer

Hassia USA (Morganville, NJ) introduces the A+F KR 180 PA Arctic palletizer to palletize at extremely low temperatures. Ideal for frozen foods, robot needs no protective suit or wrappings, yet can work at temperatures well below zero (to -30?C) with its handheld control panel remaining fully functional.
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InfraPak, Inc: Stretch wrapper

Infrapak (Schiller Park, IL) introduces its Spider stretch wrapper. When applied as a fully automatic operator-free machine at high speed, the Spider can wrap 60 to 70 loads/hour.
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Machine builders speak out on servos (sidebar)

Are servos worth it?
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Intralox: Small-pitch belt

Intralox (New Orleans, LA) introduces a small-pitch, flush-grid belt for beverage line warmers, coolers, accumulation tables, palletizers, and depalletizers.
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FANUC Robotics: Hi-speed robot

Fanuc Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) offers the M-420iA, a 4-axis, electric servo-driven robot with a 40-kg payload and a remote mechanical and control unit.
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Columbia/Okura: Robotic stacking

Columbia/Okura (Vancouver, WA) releases its new robotic minipallet stacking, an automatic palletizing system that stacks a single column of bags onto a 24”x15” pallet.
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Lachenmeier Inc: Hood-stretch pallet wrapper

Hood-stretch pallet wrappers from Lachenmeier (Hollywood, FL) use an undersized film hood that is stretched hydraulically to a dimension matching the exact outer circumference of the load.

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