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EPSON Robots: Robots

EPSON G1 Mini SCARA Robots provide an ultra compact yet powerful solution for demanding applications.
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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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ABB Robotics: Articulated robot/linear gantry combination

The IRB 6620LX from ABB Robotic is a 5-axis overhead robot arm mounted on a linear axis, providing flexibility, fast cycle times and an extended working range.
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6 packaging automation trends to watch in 2010

As 2009 recedes (thankfully) in our rear view mirrors, here are 6 packaging automation trends to monitor in the year ahead.
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FANUC Robotics: Robots

The M-3iA robot from Fanuc Robotics is a larger version of the company’s M-1iA robot.
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Multivac Inc: In-line automation and medical packaging

Multivac's R245 thermoform/fill/seal packaging machine is equipped with automated inspection, labeling, and robotic systems along with track-and-trace functionality.
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Intelligrated, Inc: Hotline for material handling customers

A 24/7/365 hotline is now available for Intelligrated’s expanded product and service offerings.
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Nanotechnology to grow in packaging

In HBA, household care, packaging, and leisure wear and equipment, the global market for nanotechnology is expected to reach $4,117 million by 20115.
ABB introduces articulated robot, linear gantry combination
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ABB introduces articulated robot, linear gantry combination

Overhead mounted system to increase robot utilization and reduce costs for many machine tending, material handling and assembly operations.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Integrated palletizing/wrapping cell

The Stack and Wrap Palletizing/Stretch Wrapping Cell from Schneider Packaging Equipment and Lantech combines two or more lines into a centralized automated palletizing stretch wrapping station.
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Loading the Design Box

According to VCP packaging engineer Stephane Bernelas, the Design Box is a “presentation package” designed to increase VCP’s perception as a source of luxury products and reinforce its position as an innovative champagne house.
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End-of-line automation sparkles

Tightly integrated robotics, automated format changeover, and gentle handling of secondary and tertiary packaging materials are highlights of VCP’s new champagne line.
Robotics, embedded PC make this handle applicator tick
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Robotics, embedded PC make this handle applicator tick

'Dog-bone'-style carrier handles are applied at speeds to 60 cases/min by a pair of vision-guided robots, and it's all governed by an industrial PC.
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DENSO : Robot controller with EtherNet/IP

DENSO’s EtherNet/IP option for its RC7 robot controller allows a single cable to connect the robot controller with a programmable logic controller (PLC), simplifying integration and reducing the cost of robot setup and hardware.
Machines drive nut-packing
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Machines drive nut-packing

A third-generation California almond grower puts some pretty sophisticated and highly automated packaging gear in place when management decides to tackle retail.

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