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PACKML-COMPLIANT. P&G engineers Jason DeBruler (left) and Dan Amundson.
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P&G puts PackML through its Pace

With help from an engineering consultancy service, P&G’s corporate engineers re-programmed a Pace bottle unscrambler so that it would be compliant with the ISA-TR88.00.02 PackML Standard.
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'Opa!' Greek yogurt company celebrates state-of-the-art filling lines
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'Opa!' Greek yogurt company celebrates state-of-the-art filling lines

An authentic Greek import, FAGE Total yogurt is packaged at a new U.S. facility that boasts three aseptic filling lines that race to keep up with consumer demand.
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BluePrint Automation: Robotic vertical packer

BluePrint Automation’s Robotic Vertical Packer features a small footprint, patented high-speed collation method, and hands-free changeover between different product and case sizes--virtually no manual adjustments necessary.
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MGS Machine Corp.: Cartoner

MGS’s Eclipse™ is a robotic infeed cartoner that handles blister cards at 300 cards/min., provides collation and interleaving of cards to reduce carton space, and helps save shipping and paperboard costs.
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New deco tech

Plenty of Packaging World readers remember Arnie Orloski, editor of this magazine before he retired a few years back.
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EPSON Robots: Robots

EPSON G1 Mini SCARA Robots provide an ultra compact yet powerful solution for demanding applications.
PET line brings capacity, flexibility to Coke plant
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PET line brings capacity, flexibility to Coke plant

Anchored by a blow/fill/cap Combi system, this new line handles three bottle sizes and reaches 32,000 bottles/hr on 1.5-L bottles. Just two 'pilots' are required to guide it.
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ABB Robotics: Articulated robot/linear gantry combination

The IRB 6620LX from ABB Robotic is a 5-axis overhead robot arm mounted on a linear axis, providing flexibility, fast cycle times and an extended working range.
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6 packaging automation trends to watch in 2010

As 2009 recedes (thankfully) in our rear view mirrors, here are 6 packaging automation trends to monitor in the year ahead.
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FANUC Robotics: Robots

The M-3iA robot from Fanuc Robotics is a larger version of the company’s M-1iA robot.
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Multivac Inc: In-line automation and medical packaging

Multivac's R245 thermoform/fill/seal packaging machine is equipped with automated inspection, labeling, and robotic systems along with track-and-trace functionality.
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Intelligrated, Inc: Hotline for material handling customers

A 24/7/365 hotline is now available for Intelligrated’s expanded product and service offerings.
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Nanotechnology to grow in packaging

In HBA, household care, packaging, and leisure wear and equipment, the global market for nanotechnology is expected to reach $4,117 million by 20115.
ABB introduces articulated robot, linear gantry combination
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ABB introduces articulated robot, linear gantry combination

Overhead mounted system to increase robot utilization and reduce costs for many machine tending, material handling and assembly operations.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Integrated palletizing/wrapping cell

The Stack and Wrap Palletizing/Stretch Wrapping Cell from Schneider Packaging Equipment and Lantech combines two or more lines into a centralized automated palletizing stretch wrapping station.

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