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End of line: Palletizing & Stretch Wrapping

FL3000-R high speed, floor level palletizer
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FL3000-R high speed, floor level palletizer

The latest innovation from Columbia Machine is changing the future of floor level palletizers. The FL3000-R is a high speed, floor level hybrid palletizer that marries robotic capability and simple conventional palletizer design into a very powerful package.
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Best practices for specifying stretch wrapping equipment

Consider your optimum force, your equipment's impact on freight and labor...and more when specifying a stretch wrapper.
Stretch hooder for pallets
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Stretch hooder for pallets

Latest control technology on this stretch hooder from Beumer provides optimal efficiency, and the protection afforded by the stretch hood format keeps pallet loads of product protected even if they are stored outside.
New software for palletizing robots
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New software for palletizing robots

PACK EXPO 2012: This family of robots is designed to handle a variety of payloads, and ABB's Robot Studio Palletizer Powerpack software eliminates writing of code for the robots.
High-speed palletizer with automatic grouping module
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High-speed palletizer with automatic grouping module

Model 72 AG palletizer for high-speed operations handles up to four layers/min and allows new product infeed during row transfer.
B30S Palletizer
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MG America: Automatic palletizing unit

MG America introduces the B30 Automatic Palletizing Unit.
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Automatic machine adjustment for end-of-line packaging
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Automatic machine adjustment for end-of-line packaging

Schneider Packaging Equipment debuts its Pro-Adjust add-on solution that automatically adjusts all types of machines—including case packers, palletizers, case loaders—for varying package sizes. Stepper motor-driven system greatly enhances speed and accuracy of changeovers, while increasing machine uptime and OEE.
Two-times the improvements for hybrid palletizers
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Two-times the improvements for hybrid palletizers

Intelligrated has introduced two new enhancements for its Alvey 950 series hybrid palletizers: an on-board stretch bander that adds stability to otherwise unstable loads, and an integrated control system that allows both the palletizer and its robotic arms to operate from a single PLC.
High-speed palletizing robot
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High-speed palletizing robot

Fanuc's high-speed palletizing robot was doing a triple pick for about 45 cases/min.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Palletizer for caustic and corrosive environments

A-B-C Packaging’s Model 72AGSS palletizer provides all-stainless construction and rugged componentry to ensure top performance and long machine life in plants running caustic food products, chemicals, fertilizers, or feeds.
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ITW Muller: Semi-automatic stretch wrapper

ITW Muller’s Cobra Plus Semi-Automatic Stretch Wrapping Machine is designed to wrap large and oddly shaped loads that are unstable or very heavy, at speeds of 35 pallets/hour.
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ITW Muller: Stretch wrap machine reduces downtime from film breakage

The Octopus SideKick from ITW Muller, a second carriage for the company’s Octopus line of stretch wrapping machines, operates as an independent film carriage that will automatically rotate into primary wrapping position upon the film being depleted or breaking.
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What to look for when selecting palletizing equipment

Here are some tips and trends to consider when choosing palletizing equipment.
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Intelligrated, Inc: Hybrid palletizer

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #2274! Intelligrated’s Alvey 952-2 hybrid palletizer with integrated control system and a hoist-mounted stretch bander enables the machine and two Kuka robots to be controlled from a single PLC, while the hoist-mounted stretch bander allows the solution to handle previously unstable loads.
End-of-arm pouch-picking tools use fingers covered in hardened rubber to grab a pouch and lift it into a case.
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Sweet robots handle pouched sweets

From automatic case erecting to robotic case packing and robotic palletizing, the new end-of-line automation at this Ontario food manufacturer is a quantum leap forward.

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