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End of line: Palletizing & Stretch Wrapping

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Automated palletizer with concurrent stretch wrap
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Automated palletizer with concurrent stretch wrap

TopTier's Downstacker is a fully automated automatic palletizer with concurrent stretch wrapping, and this must-see video will show you up-close how it works, from case-turning rollers to forming rows, stacking patterns and wrapping pallets with extreme efficiency.
Subzero palletizing robot works in the cold
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Subzero palletizing robot works in the cold

Arctic palletizing robot from KUKA Robotics is designed for frozen food facilities and cold storage warehouses. Special modifications allow it to operate at temperatures down to -30 deg. C. It is available with payload capacities of 120, 180, and 240 kilograms.
HL7200 palletizer combines safety with flexibility
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HL7200 palletizer combines safety with flexibility

Columbia's complete closed-loop palletizer HL7200 features Cat 3 compliant safety systems including dual channel safety interlocks, full height light curtains and upper-level guards. System flexibility allows quick pallet pattern changes and ability to handle different package types including shrink bundles, totes and unwrapped trays.
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Motion Controls Robotics: Servo-adjustable EOAT for palletizing

Designed to handle various configurations, make process adjustments on the fly, and start/stop palletizing operations easily, Motion Controls Robotics, Inc. (MCRI) uses Fanuc’s Servo Adjustable End of Arm Tool (EOAT) with vacuum grippers that can dynamically adjust to a variety of case sizes and pallet patterns.
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Arrowhead: Low-level case palletizer

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #N-5531! Designed to palletize a variety of packages including cases, trays, bundles, film-only, and display packs, Arrowhead Systems’ PriorityPal Low Level Case Palletizer series can be added to a single production line as a stand-alone machine, or it can be combined with a multi-level infeed and a rotary turntable or a shuttle car system to palletize multiple production lines simultaneously.
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Erdie Industries, Inc.: Assembly machine for pallet runners

The Tri-Hex® Assembly Machine for Tri-Hex® Pallet Runners is easy-to-use, provides savings and helps save space.
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Muller: Stretch wrap seaming device secures “tails”

Muller’s No Touch No Tail (NT²) seaming device, a unique way to secure stretch wrap film tails without contacting the load, is now available on both new and existing Octopus ring wrapping equipment.
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Uhlmann: Case packer/palletizer combination unit

Uhlmann Packaging Systems LP introduces its Case Packaging Center 10 (CPC 10) end-of-line unit that which combines Uhlmann’s top-loading Case Packer E-4010t with its Palletizer P5010.
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ROBOTIC APPLICATION. Protective corrugated cornerboards are applied automatically by this robotic system just before stretch wrap is applied to the pallet.
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Robots finish mac and cheese line

A multi-axis ARBOT palletizer forms layers of shrink-wrapped trays on a pallet and then hands the pallet off to a stretch wrapping cell where corner boards are also placed robotically.
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Haver Filling Systems: High-level, end-of-line palletizers

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #6145! Handling 11- to 110-lb bags at rates of 1,500-2,000 bags/hr, Series 1800 palletizers from Haver Filling Systems Inc. are fully-automated machines that precisely stack bags made of various materials filled with dry bulk products to form compact, stable bag stacks.
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Orion Packaging: Chain conveyor pallet wrap system

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #5431! Orion Packaging Systems’ Lo Pro Chain Conveyor Pallet Wrap System wraps the new half-size pallets that are now being used in the beverage delivery industry.
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Schneider Packaging Equipment: Robotic palletizer

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #2520! Schneider Packaging’s small footprint Robotic Palletizer featuring Fanuc’s new M-20ia/35 is a light-payload handling robot with a cable-integrated arm able to pack pallets up to 70 in.
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Adoption of robots picks up speed

As sales of robotics in North America grow at record speeds, these four CPG companies reap the labor, cost, productivity, and quality benefits of implementing robots in their operations.
VERSATILE EOAT. The specially designed vacuum EOAT for the empty-can depalletizer can handle a range of surfaces, including slip-sheets, plastic pallets, and steel cans without cross contamination.
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Integrated controls ease programming, troubleshooting

Coating Systems company adds palletizing equipment that integrates PLC and robot controls for ease of operation.

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