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End of line: Palletizing & Stretch Wrapping

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.
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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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ITW Muller: Semi-automatic stretch wrapping machine

ITW Muller’s Cobra Plus Semi-Automatic Stretch Wrapping Machine can wrap large and oddly-shaped loads that are unstable or very heavy at a rate of up to 35 pallets/hour.
Video case study: How Intelligrated robotic palletizing system yields 76% ROI
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Video case study: How Intelligrated robotic palletizing system yields 76% ROI

"It was a no-brainer," says Keith Hussinger, plant manager at Kelly-Moore Paints' 15-acre manufacturing facility. Learn how he saved more than $1 million.yr. with a space-saving Intelligrated robotic palletizing system while enhancing safety and reducing maintenance.
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Container Handling Systems Corp. (CHSC): Low-level depalletizer

The Model 1000(AC)-60 automatic low-level depalletizer from Container Handling Systems Corporation (CHSC) is a rugged, competitively-priced, servo-driven system that provides increased flexibility, reliability, and accuracies.
Custom end-of-arm tooling for the robot arm at Kelly-Moore’s facility.
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Robots address expanse of packaging needs - five case histories

Confectionery, food, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods are just a few of the industries employing robots for their speed, functionality, efficiency, and accuracy.
Navigated via computer menu, the stretch hooder draws down the film uniformly over the pallet load and securely seals the hood.
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Pallet operations upgrade pumps up production by 30%

Bay State Milling adopts versatile, low-maintenance palletizer and stretch hood packaging system to secure pallet loads of bagged grain products.
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BBQ sauce/salad dressing line built on best in class

Faced with rapid growth—driven by the popularity of its Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce—Ken’s Foods is adding new lines where needed. The Las Vegas plant has the latest.

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