Machinery

End of line: Palletizing & Stretch Wrapping

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AIDCO International Inc: Palletizer/depalletizer

The fully or semi-automatic LiftStar from Aidco (Adrian, MI) is a machine that palletizes and depalletizes bulk metal, glass, or plastic containers as well as corrugated cartons and plastic trays or cases.
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Automated Production Systems, Corp.: Robotic palletizing

Robotic palletizing system from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) handles the output of 7 packaging lines, palletizing up to 45 cases/min.
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SouthPack 2001 wrap

SouthPack ’01 brought packaging manufacturers together from April 24 to 26 at the World Congress Center in Atlanta. The three-day show managed to spark some new technology interests, although many exhibitors were quick to notice the slow pace of attendees throughout the exhibition hall.
The first of two stretch wrappers used by Spencer Press is this orbital machine that applies film around the top, bottom, and tw
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Six-sided wrapping speeds Spencer

Two new stretch wrappers that run in sequence on the same line greatly increase speed and output while eliminating labor costs to band pallets of mail-order catalogs printed by Spencer Press.
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Bag palletizer

Columbia/Okura’s (Vancouver, WA) robotic bag palletizing systems lay bags up to 100 lb in overlapping patterns at speeds to 1길 cycles/ hr.
A 10-bucket combination scale feeds a steady supply of sweetened dried cranberries to each waiting case (inset).
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Bulk-packed Craisins pick up the pace

As demand for its sweetened dried cranberries in 10- and 25-lb boxes continued to increase, Ocean Spray responded with a brand new bag-in-box line.
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Coders save company its sweet time

Just Born’s ink-jet coders print date codes on cartons and trays of candy with minimal changeover time.
Frame-mounted 4-axis robot uses vacuum cups to assemble cases of cartoned milk three at a time.
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'Cool' robot palletizes three-up

A robot at Schroeder Milk palletizes cases from three lines in up to three different configurations at a time using specialized tooling to handle cases, pallets or slipsheets. System replaces manual palletization.
Shown above are just a few of the shapes and sizes filled routinely on Kos?'s versatile bottling line.
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Building sales through versatility

Tokyo-based cosmetics giant Kosé installs two modular, quick-change bottling lines versatile enough to handle nearly 100 different bottle shapes and sizes.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Robotic palletizer

Palletizing systems from APS (New Freedom, PA) can accommodate 3 to 7 packaging lines that are running multiple package sizes. The machine is available with a full-pallet discharge conveyor as well as magazines for pallets and slip sheets.
Open-mouth, pinch-bottom bags (top) are pulled from a magazine feed by vacuum cups. Sealed bags (above) exit the filler and are
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Efficiency gained, paper costs cut

A UK producer of chemicals used in the leather industry successfully integrated an automated packaging line and cut the cost of multiwall paper bags in the process.
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General Conveyor Co. Ltd.: Single-column palletizer

General Conveyor’s (Aurora, Ontario, Canada) Gencon Series 30 palletizer has its layer-forming plate and plate stripper mechanism cantilevered off a single column so that the machine’s footprint can be kept to a minimum.
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Case palletizers

From Top Tier (North Adams, MA) come two new case palletizers: End-of-Line (EOL) for floor-level operation and the Tower for higher infeed configurations.
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Standard-Knapp: Tray stacker

Standard-Knapp (Portland, CT) has introduced the Continuum 296I tray stacker. Two tiers of trays are created before trays enter the shrink wrapper, thereby doubling tray output for the same packs/min rate.
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Columbia Machine: Bag palletizer

Bag palletizer from Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) is constructed to provide at least 25 years of service life, says company. Said to save labor and injury costs by replacing hand stacking of bags.

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