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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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Six packaging automation trends to watch in 2010

I know the year is already a little long in the tooth for New Year’s predictions; most people get those out of the way much earlier than January 15.
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Device innovations in the fast lane

Medical devices, combination products, move the future closer to the present.
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Mechatronics training

In the last ten years the speed of packaging lines has increased greatly, and packaging systems have moved from primarily mechanical to primarily electrical.
COMPACT KISSES. A retail-ready secondary pack for Hershey's bagged Kisses products makes an attractive shelf display, while mini
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Packaging is key to club-store success

The unique environment of the wholesale club store demands that packaging be retail-ready, eye-catching, innovative, and environmentally friendly to secure product sales.

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