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FAST PACKING. Three vision-guided high-speed Delta robots at Swizzels pick-and-place bags of Squashies candy into display cases at speeds to 360/min.
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Says Love Hearts confectioner to robot: 'U Rock'

U.K. candy company Swizzels installs pick-and-place robots to load its new Squashies range into display cases, boosting output by 20% versus the former drop-load system.
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Adoption of robots picks up speed

As sales of robotics in North America grow at record speeds, these four CPG companies reap the labor, cost, productivity, and quality benefits of implementing robots in their operations.
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Optima: Modular system for filling syringes, vials, carpules

Optima Pharma’s INOVA SV is a highly-flexible, semi- or fully-automatic modular filling system that uses two, five, or ten filling points for syringes, vials, and carpules to attain an output of up to 18,000 products/hr; the dosing range extends from 0.1 ml to 50 ml.
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PolyScience: Circulator simplifies pressurized can burst testing

The PolyScience 75-liter Refrigerating/Heating Circulator speeds and simplifies the burst testing process, eliminating the inaccuracy, expense, and time associated with manual can immersion in barrels of boiling and ice water.
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Agr: Blowmolder management system supports aggressive lightweighting

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #3392! Able to simplify PET bottle production and facilitate aggressive light weight programs, the Process Pilot automated blowmolder management system from Agr International interfaces with the blowmolder to provide precise material thickness distribution management and defect detection for PET bottles while offering hands-off blowmolder control.
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Standard Knapp: Tandem case packer

Standard-Knapp introduces the 949 Pic-N-Place Tandem Case Packer.
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A packing workstation at the Stanley Black & Decker DC in Tessenderlo, Belgium.The sensor-controlled silo is filled with the air cushions.
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Air cushion dispenser helps DC meet targets

New air-cushion void fill machines allow Stanley Black & Decker to package more than 16,000 shipments per day for retail stores and regional DCs.
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Bulk bag fillers increase speed 15X

The installation of three gain-in-weight bulk bag filling systems for peanut producer Golden Grove significantly increases packaging speed and improves accuracy by 400%.
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Circle Packaging: Bagger produces 4-side-sealed sachets

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #S-2001! Designed to package thin to viscous liquids, pastes, powders, or granulated products at speeds up to 1400 packages/min, the Flexibag Si-500 from Circle Packaging Machinery is a space-saving, compact bagging machine that creates 4-side-sealed sachets with a multitude of contour sealing possibilities and easy opening devices.
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GIMA: Horizontal flat blanks cartoning machine

The FCW300 horizontal flat blanks cartoning machine for the packaging of chewing-gum and candies ensures lower procurement costs compared to a pre-glued carton and an extremely flexibility in terms of packaging shapes and product sizes.
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Parsons-Eagle: Linear scale

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #S-2001! A reliable, heavy-duty scale system for weighing free-flowing and semi-free flowing products such as sugar, ground meal, seeds, and more, the Parsons-Eagle Duplex E-Series HS Linear Scale is suited for large pre-made bag-, case-, and drum-filling of product from 10 lbs up to 110 lbs, and can be configured for semi-automatic applications or fully integrated high-speed production lines.
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Oystar USA: Filling/sealing machine

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #3882! The new M-FS 30 Filling and Sealing Machine for pre-formed cups from Oystar USA features a chainless drive concept allowing automated format changes in less than 20 min, significantly improving equipment availability for production.
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Bergami: Automatic case packer

Bergami’s model K-15 Fully Automatic Casepacker features the complete operations of an automatic casepacker – opening the case, side loading of the case, and sealing of the case – in a very small footprint.
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Bosch Packaging: Flexible biscuit packaging system

It is the first of its kind capable of fast slug to pile changeovers, and vice versa, with the same feeding components.
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QUALITY INSPECTION. An inspection system immediately following the monobloc rinser/filler/capper on Line 9 (left) inspects the package fill level and cap placement. The same system is also used on Lines 8 and 10.
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Diageo invests $120M in three new bottling lines

Diageo expands its Plainfield, IL, bottling facility with three new high-speed lines, including a 300-bpm glass bottle line and a 260-bpm filling line for PET flasks.

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