Machinery

Automatic stretch wrap removal
Machine Product Brief
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Task Automation: Automatic stretch wrap removal

Wrap-X from Task Automation is a no-hassle machine that fits into an existing packaging line; it installs over existing conveyors, has almost no footprint, and features a two-minute cycle time.
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Multi-Conveyor: Bag Conveyor
Machine Product Brief
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Multi-Conveyor: Bag Conveyor

Flexible bag conveyors transport product for seamless line integration.
Low headroom bag discharger
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Material Transfer: Low headroom bag discharger

Material Transfer has debuted a patented system designed for discharging bulk bags in facilities with ceiling height restrictions.
 Flexible bag handling system
Machine Product Brief
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Multi-Conveyor: Flexible bag handling system

Multi-Conveyor offers a complete custom flexible bag handling system; including a series of stainless steel, bolted construction conveyors, designed to transport flexible bags for seamless line integration.
Robotic palletizers
Machine Product Brief
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Douglas Machine: Robotic palletizers

The Stratum line of robotic palletizers from Douglas dispense and convey pallets, manage case delivery, place slip and tier sheets, and utilize robotics to palletize cases.
Variable multipacker
Machine Product Brief
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Krones: Variable multipacker

The Varioline flexible system processes not only primary and secondary packaging, it also gives rein to users’ desire for combinations; users simply select which products should be packed in what way, and Varioline does the rest.
Oxygen permeation analyzer
Machine Product Brief
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Mocon: Oxygen permeation analyzers

MOCON’s OX-TRAN Model 2/22 L has been specifically engineered to accurately and quickly measure OTR for wide range of high-barrier materials and packages; it is ideally suited for food, pharmaceutical, medical device packagers, film converters, and resin producers who want to push the shelf-life envelope by reducing oxygen permeation of packages.
Microscan: Barcode Readers
Machine Product Brief
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Microscan: Barcode Readers

MicroHawk readers offer power on a small scale for OEMs and embedded applications.
Groninger benefits from Rexroth’s VarioFlow plus, which is engineered to be a cost-effective conveyor solution.
Machine Case Study
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Conveyor addresses private-label, start-up production applications

Machinery maker equips its newer lite-F filling machines with conveyor for pharmaceutical and cosmetic filling.
AFA Electrical Engineer David Langen appreciates the unique method of communicating over the Internet on which the COSY VPN rout
OEM Application Note
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Easy remote access via Internet

Thanks to an industrial VPN router that mounts to a DIN rail in the machine control cabinet, this maker of end-of-line packaging machinery saves big on tech support costs.
From Crème Fraiche to yoghurt to cottage cheese, the new filling and lidding system handles a variety of products.
Machine Case Study
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Dairy gains cup filling output and flexibility

With product demand on the rise, this leading Norwegian dairy coop went back to a well known and trusted OEM for a new cup filling/sealing system that produces 18,000 cups/hr.
Column/Opinion
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Listen to what the data is telling you

Previous columns have explored the potential and utility of data ranging from global integration of manufacturing, distribution, marketing, and social media down to simpler in-facility tracking and accounting of SKUs during production.
 Print-and-apply labeller
Machine Product Brief
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Domino: Print-and-apply labeler for secondary packaging

The M230i print-and-apply labeler is the first M-Series unit to incorporate Domino's intelligent technology (i-Tech) features and QuickStep user interface; the M230i system is designed for secondary and tertiary packaging applications across a variety of industry sectors.
Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
Column/Opinion
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Taming SKU proliferation

Imagine a business model where it’s a good thing to have your employees poached away from you on a regular basis.
Case sealer for midrange speed lines
Machine Product Brief
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A-B-C: Case sealer for midrange speed lines

A-B-C has introduced the M236 case sealer, designed for 15-25 cpm lines, and incorporating proven features to ensure reliable, long-term production.

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