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Earthbound Farm Adept
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Earthbound Farm installs robotic systems to case-pack produce clamshells

Gentle handling, accuracy, cost, and environmental benefits help this California grower of organic salads and produce.
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Primer
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Trends in robotics and best practices for buying and specifying

Four of the latest trends in robotics that we’re seeing, and three tips to keep in mind when buying robotic machinery
Paktech's sustainability equals profitability... just ask Walmart
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Paktech's sustainability equals profitability... just ask Walmart

How can you reduce eliminate corrugate and petroleum use, 78% of your greenhouse gas emissions and 90% of your energy use? Watch this video to get the answer from Paktech, “the handle people” ... and so much more. Need convincing? Just pause this short video at 1:20 and study the Walmart eco-scoring chart at 1:20. And again at 2:20 to see how to save hundreds of dollars per truckload.
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Pack Expo 2012 eye candy: high-speed robotic pick/place, infeed through end-of-line
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Pack Expo 2012 eye candy: high-speed robotic pick/place, infeed through end-of-line

From personal care to food (in this video, candy bars) this high-speed automatic packaging line delivers elegantly simple, single multi-servo axis control to reduce costs and space requirements while adding modular flexibility and operator interface ease. Billy Goodman, Managing Director of Cama USA, gives you a preview of the machine mated with a flowwrapping machine and conveyor. The same 'tech' handles end-of-line applications. Watch it, then see it running on the Expo floor!
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Adept Technology, Inc: Automation cell for case packing clamshells

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #S-1454! Adept Technology’s ClamPAC is a standardized modular robotic Packaging Automation Cell, which gently packs clamshells into cases at high speeds, and can be dropped into any line.
LIVE FROM ACHEMA 2012: Robotic technology
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LIVE FROM ACHEMA 2012: Robotic technology

New robot technology for liquid handling is explained by Jürgen Schäfer, managing director, Optima Pharma during Achema 2012. The equal filling level is maintained at all times and any robot movement, and is especially appropriate for small filling volumes requiring freeze drying as the robot employs mathematical controls that limit liquid surface fluctuations.
Machine Product Brief
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QComp Technologies, Inc: Robotic lid applicator

High-speed lid applicator for pick and glue.
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Schober USA, Inc: High-speed robotic stacking and counting technology

Schober introduces high-speed robotic stacking and counting technology for in-mold labels.
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Catalent aisle changing crane
Machine Case Study
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Catalent’s three aisle-changing cranes drive efficiency

Automated storage and retrieval design helps Catalent Pharma Solutions handle up to 630 pallet moves per day in and out of 19,000 pallet locations at its Philadelphia facility.
Yamato case packer
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Odom’s takes pride in packaging prowess

A dedicated workforce, along with weigh scale, vf/f/s, case packaging, and cartoning equipment help produce over a 1 million breakfast sandwiches a day.
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A Jim Beam perspective

Robert Land, corporate packaging engineer at Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc., talks about trends in packaging.
Top-load robotic case loader offers job flexibility
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Top-load robotic case loader offers job flexibility

The TriVex RL automated robotic case loader from Douglas Machine is recommended for jobs requiring frequent format changes and high efficiencies.
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ESS Technologies: Robotic loading system

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #C-1211!  The ESS Technologies, Inc. TaskMateTM Robotic Loading System reduces repetitive motion in loading blister sealing machines and other types of packaging machinery.
Machine Product Brief
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Cartoner tightly packs complex-shaped packages

The Robotic Vertical Carton/Case Loader (RCCL)/Spider from Schneider Packaging Equipment is designed to handle multiple products and packing combinations. 
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Survey shows strong robotics use in packaging

A first-ever survey of robotics usage among Packaging World readers shows a recent surge in purchasing that promises to continue in the near future.

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