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Robotics

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.
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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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Cermex Inc: Case packing solution

ProSelex® from Cermex is designed for handling 3 or more conveyable products, whatever their rigidity and thickness, and can be integrated into gantry or robot packers as well as multi-function case packers.
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.
'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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