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End of line: Palletizing & Stretch Wrapping

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Conference at Pack Expo features 50-plus speakers

Produced by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, the Conference at Pack Expo runs from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 6. Here’s the line-up. For session abstracts, go to http://pei2002.packexpo.com.
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Orion Packaging Systems: Orion Packaging Systems: Turntable stretch wrapper

A rugged steel frame provides functionality for the Spectra semi-automatic turntable stretch wrapper from Orion Packaging Systems (Collierville, TN).
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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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Infra Technical: Stretch wrapper

The Model LW LP low-profile semi-automatic stretch wrapper from Infra Technical (Dallas, TX) is equipped with a foot control switch, manual lift carriage, manual tension control, and easy film roll loading.
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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.
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
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.

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