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Aetna Group USA: Stretch wrapper

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.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Palletizer

The robotic palletizing system from APS (New Freedom, PA) palletizes both bags and taped boxes simultaneously from multiple production lines with patent-pending tooling and vacuum controls.
Superior Dairy: Robotic palletizing
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Superior Dairy: Robotic palletizing

The end effector on the robotic palletizer lifts and places slip sheets as well as layers of bottles.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Robotic palletizing system

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.
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AIDCO International Inc: Case-packing/palletizing robot

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.
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Cermex Inc: Case-packing robot

The ER63 3-axis case-packing robot from Cermex (Norcross,GA) uses the pendulum concept that permits movement along 3 axes. Extracts product continuously without stopping the scroll collation system.
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Schubert Packaging Systems LLC: Robotic packing systems

Schubert Packaging Systems (Dallas, TX) offers its new TLM Robotic Packaging machines for high-speed collating, loading, and pick-and-place case packing in pharmaceutical and food applications.
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Brenton, a division of Pro Mach: Brenton, a division of Pro Mach: Brenton, a division of Pro Mach: Robotic palletizer/wrapper

The Mini-System combines an automatic stretch wrapper from Orion Packaging Systems (Collierville, TN) and a robotic palletizer from Brenton Engineering (Alexandria, MN).
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/machinery/02_02_07_001.shtml">Efficient robotic cells spee

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Three turnkey robotic packing cells developed by Motoman Robotics (UK), of Banbury, have been supplied to the Wrexham plant of Calypso Soft Drinks to boost efficiency. Click logo for full article.
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Stretching the limits of aseptic packaging

Low-acid dairy products aseptically packaged in plastic bottles are common in Europe. Will Morningstar bring such technology to the U.S? See in-plant video
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Robotics orders drop

According to the Robotic Industries Assn. (Ann Arbor, MI), North American robotics manufacturers saw orders decline by 32% during the first nine months of 2001.
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Columbia/Okura: Equipment: Quick ship palletizing program

The new quick ship program developed by Columbia/Okura (Vancouver, WA) meets the demand for short lead times or last-minute budget changes. A complete robotic palletizing system can be delivered in 2 weeks or less.
Pack Expo 2004: Vision-guided robot stacking system
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Pack Expo 2004: Vision-guided robot stacking system

PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Blueprint Automation showed its vision-guided robot system at Pack Expo International 2004. Machine stacks product to be packaged at speeds to 300 products/min. As product is conveyed through the machine, a robot arm picks each item up individually, storing the programmed number of product and depositing it in a puck to be conveyed to a packaging machine.
Pack Expo 2004: RoboBar robotic bartender
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Pack Expo 2004: RoboBar robotic bartender

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Motoman is introducing its RoboBar robotic bartender to acclaim of happy customers at its booth, S-1495, at Pack Expo International 2004. Machine, built with traditional packaging-related robotic components, is programmed to mix and pour alcoholic drinks to specification. Dual-armed, high-speed robot is equipped with a color LCD display screen, a touch screen programmed to accept the customers order, a magnetic card reader (optional), stainless-steel bar with safety enclosure, a cup dispenser, beer tap tower, ice maker, and a soda and juice dispensing tower. Machine can be purchased, leased, or rented. Cheers!

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