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A TLM F2 robot erects flat case blanks and places them onto the Transmodul.
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Natures Organics’ compact packaging meets retailer needs

Case packing and palletizing line with robotics and Transmodul transport conveyor system reduces footprint, increases output, and meets shelf-ready retailer needs.
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Yaskawa Motoman: Robotics software
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Yaskawa Motoman: Robotics software

MotoPick synchronizes multiple robots to pick fast-moving product.
Shown here is one of 12 automated feeding systems. Including both left and right sides, each feeding system deploys 180 rollers
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Versatility galore at Iowa contract packager

A proprietary algorithm that mimics ‘swarm intelligence’ exhibited by birds and other critters is at the heart of this ambitious 12-robot cartoning system at CCB Packaging.
Faster, better compact palletizer
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Faster, better compact palletizer

See how a compact palletizer from from ROI Machinery & Automation saves both space and dollars in a 6 ft. x 8 ft. unit that can handle up to 60 boxes/min. and offers a family of integrated options for your packaging line.
Robotic handling system for open-mouth bags
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Robotic handling system for open-mouth bags

Handling system for open-mouth bags commonly used in the animal feed and pet food industry is a high-speed solution that includes a Kuka robot for filled bag takeaway.
Collaborative robot from Fanuc handles 35-g payload.
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Collaborative robot handles 35-kg payload

Among the highlights at PACK EXPO Las Vegas was the industry’s first 35-kg payload force-limited collaborative robot designed to work alongside humans without the need for safety fences.
Mitsubishi Electric shows off cage-free collaborative robot
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Mitsubishi Electric shows off cage-free collaborative robot

Using special firmware and safety technology, Mitsubishi can turn any industrial robot into a cage-free, collaborative robotic system.
ABB debuts new dual-arm collaborative robot technology that works side-by-side with humans
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ABB debuts new dual-arm collaborative robot technology that works side-by-side with humans

Developed initially for small parts assembly in the consumer electronics industry, ABB Robotics new YuMi fully collaborative, dual-arm, 14-axis robot handles payloads up to 500 g and is "precise enough to thread a needle."
Collaborative robots are coming on strong
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Collaborative robots are coming on strong

Among the trends noticeable at PACK EXPO Las Vegas was an increase in the number of suppliers offering something in the collaborative robots category. While for some years now it’s been mostly Universal Robots and Rethink Robotics leading the charge, notable news at the Las Vegas show was that now ABB, FANUC, Yaskawa, Steubli, Kuka and others have offerings in this category.
A two-axis robot uses vacuum pickup to transfer Neapolitans from the counter molds and place them on the infeed belt of the pack
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Chocolate wrapping Swiss style

Chocolat Frey’s business, especially its export shipments, were on the rise, and the only way to keep pace was to install new molding and packaging systems for its delicious Neapolitans.
Innovation Stage.
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PMMI releases final Innovation Stage schedule

Presenters to address food safety regulatory compliance, child-resistant packaging, automation, workforce engagement, and more at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015.
Universal Robot at Tegra Medical.
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Collaborative robots help double output

Faced with rising production costs and lower price demands from customers, Tegra Medical, a contract manufacturer of medical devices, automated key aspects of its production operations with small, collaborative robots.
nce pouches are cut into individual units, a pick-and-place device puts each pouch on a pedestal checkweigher.
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Controls platform makes robotic pouch transfer sing

The newest pouching and cartoning lines at Medifast get a boost from a delta-style robot. But the real story is the sophisticated controls platform that ties everything together.
Kegs are turned by the robot and placed on a conveyor leading to the keg washer.
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Robot anchors new keg line

Faced with increased demand for both beer and cider products in recent years, Asahi Premium Beverages (APB) of Melbourne, Australia, installed a new kegging line in its plant in Laverton, a Melbourne suburb.
Marchesini Group: Blister line
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Marchesini Group: Blister line

Integra 520V packages 520 blisters and 500 cartons/min.

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