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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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PLC-controlled robotic case packing/unpacking

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #C-3611! Intelligrated’s Alvey® robotic bottle case packer/unpacker features 2 robotic arms operating on a single PLC-based control system that may be integrated into existing fill lines in wineries, distilleries and breweries.
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Packagers provide robotics 'wish list'

In the first-ever survey of Packaging World’s readers on their use of robotics, respondents share some of the technologies/capabilities they’d like to see from suppliers.
High-speed tray casing
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High-speed tray casing

VIDEO FROM INTERPACK. From Multivac comes a high-speed system for loading trays of MAP meat into cases, including a twin-lane tray sealer, a converging system for single filing of trays, metal detection, checkweighing, top and bottom labeling, and a robotic case loader.
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Cermex Inc: Case packer/palletizer with 6-axis robot

The combined SD/P5 case packing and palletizing unit from Cermex integrates a Fanuc 6-axis parallel-link (delta) robot in a totally new stand-up pouch application. 
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Polypack Inc: Tube shrink wrapper/case-packer

Polypack’s All-In-One Tube wrapper/case-packer uses a patented system to pick and place tubes directly onto the film for shrink wrapping.
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Nestlé makes packaging a strategic priority

Profitably proud of its controls technology in process automation, Nestlé now sees bottom-line opportunities by paying more attention to packaging line efficiency.
Machine Case Study
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Hamburger assembly, packaging gets synchronized

Kepak Group, one of Ireland’s leading food processing companies, is now benefiting from a new assembly and packaging line for its Rustlers brand of microwavable hamburger-and-bun products in which every individual unit responds flexibly to the product flow in the upstream and downstream sections of the line.
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Hamburger assembly, packaging gets synchronized

Kepak Group, one of Ireland’s leading food processing companies, is now benefiting from a new assembly and packaging line for its Rustlers brand of microwavable hamburger-and-bun products in which every individual unit responds flexibly to the product flow in the upstream and downstream sections of the line.
Machine Product Brief
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ESS Technologies: Robotic feeding system

TaskMate™ flexible feeding systems from ESS Technologies offer a compact alternative to bowl feeding systems and can be easily configured to handle a wide range of products.
Machine Product Brief
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CAMA USA Inc: High-speed automatic packaging line

Designed for confectionery products, CAMA’s high-speed automatic packaging line is composed of a multiple delta robot loading unit, combined with a high speed flow-wrapping machine and conveyors.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: High-speed robotic palletizer

Schneider’s iP robotic palletizer for high-speed palletizing is equipped with a FANUC Robotics articulated arm robot that uses short movements for use in limited space.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Advice about forklift trucks

Packaging professionals need to be knowledgeable enough so that the forklift is friend, not foe.
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Intelligrated, Inc: PLC-controlled robotic palletizer

Intelligrated's PLC-controlled Kuka robot for Alvey palletizers offers an alternative to traditional proprietary robot controllers, providing a familiar user-machine interface.
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EPSON Robots: Long-reach SCARA robot

Epson’s RS4 High Performance SCARA Plus Robots feature improved cycle times and larger work envelope access.

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