Kisters Kayat’s (Clearwater, FL) new WrapAroundPacker offers a continuous mode of operation, low maintenance costs, short format changeover times, user-friendly controls, and a central lubrication system.
Bonnie Dean works in the packaging operations at Gray and Co., Hart, MI, makers of Queen Anne chocolate-covered cherries. She was one of 10 employees whose duties changed dramatically in early 2001 when the company installed robotic case packers.
Vacuum and suction cups are offered in over 40 standard versions in sizes ranging from .03” to 3.74” (3 mm to 95 mm) dia. Designed for push-in flanged or barbed fittings, these miniature suction cups come in flat and single or multiple bellow styles.
Robopac (Duluth, GA), an Aetna Group company, released the Robot 2002 stretch wrapper equipped with a revamped electronic controller. An ergonomic design enhances safety while making it easier to maneuver and maintain.
Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) offers its new Robotic Palletizing System with a 6-axis articulated arm. It consists of a Motoman UP-50 attached to the Schneider Carton Packer for a monoblock style design running standard and open-top corrugated cases.
The RoboticStar KR180 PA CP case-packing/uncasing and palletizing robot from Aidco (Adrian, MI) handles plastic, glass, or metal containers. Robot can accommodate 2 to 7 packaging lines running multiple containers at speeds to 45 cases/min.