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Cama’s added value in secondary packaging applications Cama’s added value in secondary packaging applications
Cama high tech/speed complete lines and the “Triaflex” robotic system, a single loading unit that may include up to 4 Delta robots. An added value is the customer support offered by the Cama Packaging Division to find the best carton features and styles, according to the technical specifications of each project.
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“Retail Ready Package” solutions “Retail Ready Package” solutions
The Cama FW Electronic Case packers are capable of packing a wide range of products in a single piece wrap-around case or a two-piece display case for retail-ready packaging solutions. Depending upon the configuration required, the products can be loaded either on edge (landscape or portrait) or flat into the cases.
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Complete lines: from naked product through to case packing Complete lines: from naked product through to case packing
This new Cama packaging line is made up of a Multi Delta robot unit which can pick naked products, coming randomly from production line and position them correctly, in a pre-set pattern, into a continuous motion horizontal flow-wrapper. Then, the products are packed in different configurations into end load cartons.
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Compact Monoblock loading system: forming, loading and closing unit Compact Monoblock loading system: forming, loading and closing unit
This extremely compact system has a reduced footprint (less than 13’ length and 7’ width) and it’s fully servo-motorized. Involving 2 different versions, It can achieve a production speed of 50 or 100 packs/minute. Thanks to the automatic size changing (ASC) the machine change-over can be automatically carried o
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APRIL 30, 2012
Eight tips for selecting
cartoning equipment
Keep these tips in mind when purchasing cartoning equipment.
1. Know thyself. Choose cartoning equipment based on how it works in your specific plant, with your compressed air system, and with your blanks.

2. Consider the nature of the product when choosing either vertical or horizontal equipment. The product will dictate the type of cartoning machine needed. For example, if the product is free flowing (granular in nature like detergent powder or loose pieces like boxes of cough drops), you may be able to focus mainly on vertical-style cartoning equipment. However, for products that can load horizontally or vertically, horizontal equipment is often better. Most cartoning machines are horizontal loaders. Generally, they perform with more flexibility at a lower cost.

3. Determine the most productive speed. First determine if the operation will be on line or off line. For on-line speed, calculate the maximum rate possible to make the product and divide it by the number of products per carton. Then factor in “surge capability”: the potential to increase the rate via new processes or technologies. For off-line speed, consider the daily, weekly, or monthly shipping quotas. Make sure to use realistic numbers for days per week and “true” hours per day to calculate required cartons per minute.

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Case study
Bottle packer brings speed, reduces breakage
Luxco is enjoying the sweet sounds of silence since upgrading its packaging line to technology that almost eliminates bottle breakage while increasing packer speed.
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New Equipment
PAC Worldwide Corporation Schneider Packaging Equip. Co. ESS Technologies
Protective packaging accommodates less-fragile products Robotic bulk palletizers Semi-automatic case packer
Squid Ink Lantech Inc. Douglas Machine Inc.
Dot matrix printer Integrated scale cuts shipping costs Bottom-load case packer
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VIDEO
Pick-and-place robot
A supplier of robotic automation systems, Siscodata was showing Ipack-Ima visitors a pick-and-place robot designed to tightly pack bagged cookies or biscuits in a corrugated case.
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