On this bottled water line, one of two robots from Custom Metal Designs depalletizes bagged layers of 1-gal containers and places them onto the infeed of the debagging system. The output of each of the twin units is nearly two LDPE-bagged layers/min, or a total of 180 containers/min.
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Rao Design (Schiller Park, IL) will exhibit blow/fill/seal machines for medical packaging solutions. The machines combine the technologies of blow molding hollow containers with a process to fill and seal the package in one machine cycle.
Cape Systems (Allen, TX) has developed the Web Page Publisher, a new program for sharing palletizing specs online. It allows users to save and publish information about new product developments, existing product arrangements, and their packaging and distribution.
A canister-style desiccant helps a pharmaceutical contract packer protect delicate product from moisture. Newly installed desiccant feeders boost production, enabling the company to package millions of units/month.
Belden’s (Broadview, IL) universal joints can be used in many types of liquid filling, capping canning, and bottling machines that operate in various industries such as food, household, and pharmaceutical.
Nature’s Way Purewater fills 180 1-gal containers/min and packs them into 3-count cases at a rate of 60 cases/min. New $4 million, 2000’-long line includes a case packer that accepts 2.5-gal containers, too. See in-plant video