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Flexible solutions for wet wipes! Flexible solutions for wet wipes!
The FW Case packer is the right choice for packing wet wipes in a single piece wrap-around case or a two-piece display case for retail-ready packaging solutions. Depending on the configuration required, the product can be loaded on edge or flat into the cases. This machine provides both reliability and flexibility.
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Packaging lines made simple Packaging lines made simple
The Cama IF Monoblock loading unit is a unique combination of integrated packaging machines and Triaflex Delta 4 axis robots. Cama offers reduced footprint and flexible size changing together with increased reliability.
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Cama and The 3Ms: Man, Machine and Method  Cama and The 3Ms: Man, Machine and Method
Cama’s high speed packaging machines allow the automatic size changing: the machine change-over can be automatically carried out by means of servo motor adjustments. Cama also developed a wireless portable terminal that simplifies and localizes communication between Man and Machine on the production line.
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OCTOBER 25, 2012
Trends in robotics and best practices for buying and specifying
By Brian Kelly, Contributing Editor
Here are some of the latest trends in robotics that we're seeing:

1. Sanitary design. Certain robots have recently been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for handling meat and poultry products. As meat and poultry processing is a messy business, these robots are now being built with sophisticated coatings, seals, and parts to withstand all the substances involved. Many improvements were made to pass the strict hygiene requirements: from using food-grade grease, to manipulators engineered to be completely clean and smooth, hollow arms to keep all cabling and wiring protected, and joints constructed without crevices where mold or bacteria can build up.

2. Flexibility due to more powerful controls. Today's robots use more powerful controllers that interface more easily to other equipment on your line. With this added power comes the ability to better respond to variations in packing and palletizing patterns demanded by different retailer customers.

3. Gentler handling with more precision. Because of lightweighting of materials, robotics suppliers have designed gentler-handling tools for more delicate packages, especially shrink-film covered multi-packs…. Handling is also more precise. Previously, a robot might have used a vacuum pack to pick up a box, whereas now it's more likely to use fork gripper or clamp for better control….

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Case study
More speed, less breakage for fragile containers
When their old drop packer didn't do the job, distilled spirits maker Luxco found a case packer with money-saving technology built in.
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Supplier News
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Pearson Packaging Systems acquires Moen Industries >>
Schneider Packaging Equipment acquires S&R Machinery >>
Hexacomb announces plans to open second manufacturing facility in Mexico >>
Delkor featured on CBS Evening News >>
New Equipment
Cobalt Packaging Machinery, L.L.C. Schneider Packaging Equip. Co. Storopack
Semi-automatic case erector Aseptic brick tray packer Paper padding machine
Material Transfer & Storage, Inc. Delkor Systems, Inc. Intelligrated, Inc.
Bulk bag/drum discharger Carton closer Hybrid palletizer
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News from Tokyo Pack: New twist on retail-ready packaging
At the Crown Packaging booth, a great deal of emphasis was placed on a retail-ready packaging concept that Crown calls the Barritt Box. In-store presentation is clean and tidy. Perhaps more important is how easily the in-store personnel are able to remove the top of this package from the tray of primary packs and place the tray on its retail shelf.
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