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Bergami: Constant motion cartoner with 4-axis pick & place robot

Bergami’s AS250 constant motion cartoner features simple and rapid format change-over; brushed stainless exterior; a full balcony design for ease of access, cleanliness, and GMP compliance; and automatic loading of products using the company’s fully integrated 4-axis robot.
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Bosch Packaging: PET container blowing machine

For dairy and beverage producers wishing to clearly differentiate their products at the point of sale, Bosch is launching its BLO linear PET container blowing machine.
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Epson: Compact 6-axis robots

The new Epson C4 and C4L compact 6-axis robots with the new RC700 controller feature a unique compact wrist pitch as well as a slim body elbow design to deliver faster speeds and more payload capability than the C3 while keeping the SlimLine design.
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Videojet: Print & apply labeling system

By incorporating Intelligent Motion technology, Videojet’s 9550 LPA (Label Printer Applicator) system for case coding operations is precisely and electronically controlled, helping to eliminate unscheduled downtime and achieve throughput of up to 150 packs/min. for typical 4-in. x 6-in. GS1 barcode labels.
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Simco-Ion: Updated pinner charging bar series

Simco-Ion's updated Pinner Charging Bar Series, suitable for temporarily pinning or bonding materials together, features ruggedized construction, improved electrical insulation, new versatile mounting options, and new high-output bar models.
RIVA, an automated compounding system from Intelligent Hospital Systems, prepares IV bags 50 mL to 1,000 mL, and can also prepare low-concentration dilution bags for pediatric dosing.
Machine Case Study
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GHS automates sterile IV compounding

A new pharmacy is equipped with two automated compounding systems that serve the South Carolina health system’s five locations, improving patient safety as well as internal productivity and efficiency.
RIVA automated compounding technology from Intelligent Hospital Systems compounds syringes and IV bags in an ISO Class 5 environment that enhances the safety of compounded medications while reducing cost and waste.
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How RIVA works at Greenville Hospital Systems

A detailed look at how self-contained RIVA equipment automatically compounds IV syringes or bags for improved patient safety, productivity and efficiency at Greenville Hospital Systems in SC.
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Alfa Laval: Bag-in-box fillers with servomotors

In the compact Astepo High Speed Low Acid bag-in-box filler (HS-LA), filling cycles are shortened by the use of electric servomotors controlling the aseptic filling head and bag feeder.
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Machine Product Brief
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Material Transfer: Filling system

High output filling system with Easy-Load™ rotary bag hanger system brings all bag strap connection points directly in front of the operator for quick and easy access.
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CONSISTENT LOOK. The new packaging equipment produces a hermetically sealed package that resembles the traditional packet seal well known among Traviata consumers
Machine Case Study
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New flow-wrap system doubles cracker-packing speeds

A new horizontal flow-wrap system for growing Argentinian cracker producer Bagley gently handles product while increasing packaging speeds from 80 to 212 packs/min.
Successful suction.  The programmable dense-cup-population tooling uses a total of 128 vacuum cups to pick freshly baked buns and other products from primary packaging lines to bread trays
OEM Application Note
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Vacuum tooling reduces changeover time

The system was so successful at boosting speed on an end-of-line packaging solution for bread products that the OEM applied for and received a patent.
NO SUBSTITUTE. FCB co-owner Tom Peters says, “When your business begins to grow, there is no substitute for well-engineered automation.”
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Craft beer maker implements automated bottle packing

Fort Collins Brewery saves time, labor, and worker tedium, while increasing production capacity to better serve growing markets.
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Your line is watching you

You’re co-packing drink mix stick-packs in sixteen different flavors.
Two parallel-driven belt conveyors driven with different speeds during the turning process bring the bags gently into the required position.
Machine Case Study
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Palletizer provides optimized stack configuration for dry mortar

German mortar supplier Schwenk Putztechnik relies on a new twin-belt turning device for gentle palletizing of bags, resulting in more efficient production and greater changeover flexibility.
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Mettler Toledo: Portable compact scale

Mettler Toledo introduces the ICS226 Compact Scale—a scale that takes checkweighing to a new level and relates to a wide variety of industries seeking a portable, easy to handle, and economically priced scale.
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