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End of line: Palletizing & Stretch Wrapping

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Alcoa began development of Fridge Pack

The newest innovation in canned beverage multipacks, the 12-count Fridge Pack from Coca-Cola bottlers traces its origins to aluminum can producer Alcoa.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Package collators

Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) developed a range of Product Collators and layer forming tables for robotic palletizing of multipacks of shrink-wrapped product, cartons, and cases.
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Ouellette Machinery Systems: Bulk bottle palletizer

Ouellette Machinery Systems (Fenton, MO) offers high-speed, automatic or semi-automatic system for bagging plastic bottles in film and palletizing them in layers.
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American Productivity Group, LLC: Robot palletizer

The Stackbot from American Productivity Group (Fairfield, NJ) is an articulating robotic arm that is controlled by a track plate rather than a PC or PLC.
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Columbia Machine: Infeed device

Columbia Machine’s (Vancouver, WA) new turning infeed device is designed for floor-level case palletizers to provide greater case control and soft handling, company says.
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Pallet stacker

Alvey Systems (St. Louis, MO) introduces its new pallet load stacker. Machine allows for the automatic inline stacking of full- or partial-pallet loads, eliminating the need for manual pallet stacking and creating more opportunities for space saving in trucking, cargo shipping, and warehousing.
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Brenton, a division of Pro Mach: Brenton, a division of Pro Mach: Robotic palletizing system

Brenton Engineering (Alexandria, MN) released its robotic palletizing system that is combined with sister company Orion Packaging Systems’ (Collierville, TN) stretch wrapper.
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Columbia Machine: Conveyor infeed system

Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) introduces a heavy-duty conveyor infeed system designed to palletize bulky shrink-wrapped phone books. The floor-level configuration replaces manual stacking lines in publishing plants where heavy books can cause muscle strain and repetitive motion injuries.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Stretch wrapping bottled water
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Stretch wrapping bottled water

Stretch wrapping brings the PET line to a close.
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OK International: Robotic stretch wrapper

The O/K Intl. (Marlborough, MA) Robot 250 is a semi-automatic robotic stretch wrapper. Battery-powered unit serves as a flexible machine for a range of applications.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Palletizing bottled water
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Palletizing bottled water

A low-level palletizer loads tray packs onto a sweep platform that delivers full layers onto the pallet.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Depalletizing bulk bottles
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Depalletizing bulk bottles

Bulk bottles for water are automatically depalletized by a Priority One Packaging Machinery (www.prioritypackaging.com) Pro-Pal bulk bottle depalletizer at the front end of the PET line.
This labeler's sliding head makes it possible to apply labels on a bottle's top or side panel.
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Clever layout enhances bottling efficiency (sidebar)

HDPE bottles, too
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Robotic palletizer at North Side

Editor’s Note: This article is a sidebar to the feature story North Side super-sizes packaging value that ran in the July issue of Packaging World, p.
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Clever layout enhances bottling efficiency

At the San Manuel Bottled Water Group’s new plant, one automated line requires just five operators for 350 bpm output. See in-plant video

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