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TOP-CLIP. Carlsberg’s Astra brand uses a top-clip paperboard ‘carton’ to package its six packs.
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Secondary packaging done offline at Carlsberg

Carlsberg Germany creates offline center for secondary packaging of nonstandard packaging formats, replacing manual packing and increasing output to 14,400 bottles/hr.
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Multipond: 36-head weigher

Multipond’s high-speed 400 series of multi-head weighers now includes a 36-head version – the MP 36-400/400-C – which is suitable for weights up to 100g, and speeds up to 500 realistic weighings/min.
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New plant feeds growing Greek yogurt trend

A new plant for Alpina Foods produces primarily Greek yogurt, with a capacity of 39,000 cups/hr, offering capacity for the company’s own brand as well as co-packed products.
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BestCode: Continuous ink jet printers

Designed to operate in extreme wet/dry/dusty and hot/cold industrial applications, BestCode’s C80 Series range of continuous ink jet printers minimize user interaction, limiting the hands-on time for typical coding system operation.
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PDC: Shrink bander features customized tooling

PDC International’s Model 75C-E Shrink bander uses customized tooling and product handling that makes it practical and efficient for packaging fresh and highly perishable foods, particularly those with irregular shapes or inconsistent sizes.
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Thermo Scientific: X-Ray system inspects large food packages

Using a larger aperture, the Xpert C600 X-ray system from Thermo Scientific is designed specifically for detecting metal, glass, dense plastics, and other foreign objects in large food packaging.
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ESS Technologies: Robot for syringe pick-and-place applications

Able to load 60 syringes/min., the TaskMate Robotic Pick & Place System from ESS Technologies has integrated the new M-3iA robot from FANUC Robotics to create a high-speed pick & place cell that requires very little floor space.
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OxySense: Oxygen permeation expansion

OxyPerm Permeation/OTR System introduces BottlePerm Fixture, providing the same capabilities for bottles and cups as for flat films.
AGV styles. One function of the Forked Straddle AGV is to bring pallet loads of in-process or finished goods from 29 packaging lines.
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Perrigo—propelled by AGVs and organizational readiness

Attention to detail, excellent use of controls and information technology, and a keen appreciation for ‘the people element’ are the foundation of this automation initiative.
THE STUFFER. Freshly erected corrugated cases convey directly beneath empty paperboard six-pack carriers so the carriers can be inserted into the cases.
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Craft brewer automates to grow

From an overhead depalletizer that handles both cans and bottles to a robotic case packer that greatly reduces the risk of broken bottles, new capabilities at Troegs are impressive.
Multivac:  Thermoforming die technology and automation
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Multivac: Thermoforming die technology and automation

Allows production of portion packs and saves packaging material.
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Schneider: Robotic carton/case loader

Designed to handle multiple products and packing combinations, Schneider Packaging Equipment’s high-speed top loading Robotic Vertical Carton/Case Loader (RVCL) is equipped with FANUC Robotics delta robots for accumulating, top load carton and case loading, in high-speed pick and place applications.
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Videojet: Precision product conveyance delivers quality case coding

Designed to deliver consistently high print quality, Videojet Technologies’ material handling solution for integration with case coding equipment provides precise alignment with printers to deliver accurate, legible, and machine readable marking and coding.
TWO POUCHES. Two unoriented pouches are picked up by an AFA Delta 3 robot, which then places them into a loading funnel.
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Robotic cartoning adds efficiency, subtracts labor costs

Robotic cartoning replaces manual operations, alleviating labor shortages, costs, and increasing line efficiency for contract manufacturer Pharmalab Inc.
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Apacks: Mass flow meter uses Coriolis technology

Designed to fill a wide variety of 30-300 gallon containers, the Flowmeter Filler for drums and totes from Apacks features Coriolis flow meter technology to fill liquid by weight.

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