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Leadership in Packaging category leaders announced

Packaging World’s 2010 Leadership in Packaging program was launched in January to recognize leadership and excellence among suppliers of packaging machinery, materials and services; as this year’s program concludes, twenty companies have earned the honor of Category Leader.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Severe duty robotic palletizers

The Severe Duty line of robotic palletizers from Schneider Packaging Equipment is designed for cold processing operations that require temperatures to -20°F.
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MGS Machine Corp.: Updated adherence packaging website

MGS Machine’s Adherence Packaging website has a refreshed, user-friendly look and is designed to help pharmaceutical firms find the best solutions in automated adherence packaging formats.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Vision guided robotic packaging cell

Schneider Packaging Equipment’s end-of-line case packing and palletizing solutions includes the Robox Vi series which uses the new FANUC Robotics Delta (spider). See it at PACK EXPO Booth #2212.
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Palletizer retrofits

Intelligrated’s Alvey® Robotic Retrofit Program retrofits 1 or more jointed-arm robots to existing Alvey in-line palletizers to create a hybrid palletizer that combines robotic flexibility and repeatability with the speed and reliability of conventional palletizer layer deposition.
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Automatic top cap former

An automatic top cap forming system from ESS Technologies fully automates the creation of retail-ready display pallets and pallets that require top caps between layers for additional stability.
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ESS Technologies: Automatic top cap former

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PIAB USA Inc: Suction cup

Piab's suction cup uses advanced vacuum technology to improve the operational flexibility, speed and energy efficiency of robotic arms, rotary cartoners, labelling machines, carton erectors, and more. See it at Booth #N-4620.
DELICATE TOUCH. Two robots replace eight operators placing sausages into thermoforms with a gentle touch.
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Robotics rallies in 2010; packagers automate for profit

After the past couple years’ serious sales slump, the industrial robotics industry is beginning to rebound, with food and consumer goods applications showing strong gains. Recent packaging installations testify to the value of automation.
FOLDING CARTONS. Small-character ink-jet printers deliver high-quality coding on folding cartons of Jelly Belly products.
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Software links printers company-wide

Jelly Belly Candy Company has increased factory automation and reduced the costs of pre-printed packaging through good use of package-coding software.
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Axium Inc: Robotic order picking solution

Using Axium’s MP900 fully automated robotic order picking solution for packing complete mixed load cases streamlines production and reduces packing errors.
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ESS Technologies: Robotic machine system loads/unloads

ESS Technologies’ end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) and programming system integrates FANUC’s M-1iA delta style robot to create a very compact system for machine loading and unloading.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Evaluating in-mold labeling

How does this method of decoration stack up as an option?
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G2: G2: Aseptic robots

Denso’s VP-G2 6-axis articulated aseptic robots offer Class 100 cleanroom performance in a space-saving design.

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