Midrange robots in the 12-20 kg payload class
ABB Robotic's IRB 2600 features a light-weight, compact design, an ultra-wide working range and a payload capacity up to 20 kg. The IRB 2600 also accuracy and speed, improving productivity through increased output, faster cycle times and lower scrap rates. Designed for case packing, process tray handling and loading ...
Preform cooling system improves PET container production
A unique preform cooling system from W. Amsler Equipment Inc., uses increased air flow in the oven to deliver major productivity improvements for manufacturers of PET containers. Increased air flow in the oven reduces the surface temperature of the preform to minimize temperature differential throughout the preform ...
In-mold labeling (IML) system
Marbach's versatile variaSPEED in-mold labeling (IML) automation for injection molded thin-wall packaging runs multiple products on one IML system. The highly-flexible variaSPEED automation system can run 1- to 8-cavity production cycles with a changeover time of less than 30 min. Modular construction and compact design results in a small footprint. Features a strong, self-supporting ... Read more
Pressure-sensitive labeling system
Moduline from Quadrel is a compact, rugged, yet economically-priced pressure sensitive labeling system for front/back, side panel or full wrap applications. Designed for packaging lines with a production rate of 150 ppm or less. All stainless ... Read more
Bottle technology offers UV barrier for dairy applications
Plastic Technologies' oPTI™ lightweight foamed PET container blow molding process is available for dairy applications via both stock and custom options. The process enables up to 50% improvement in ultraviolet (UV) barrier when compared to traditional monolayer PET or HDPE dairy bottles, according to the company. The first stock container is 300 ml (10-oz.) and features a tall ... Read more
Long-reach SCARA robot
Epson's RS4 High Performance SCARA Plus Robots feature improved cycle times and larger work envelope access. The RS4 is a long reach, zero footprint robot that features all the benefits of a typical SCARA plus a unique arm structure that utilizes the entire workspace underneath the arm. The 550mm SCARA arm is capable of working on pallets as large as 778mm x 778mm ...
PLC-controlled robotic palletizer
Intelligrated's PLC-controlled Kuka robot for Alvey palletizers offers an alternative to traditional proprietary robot controllers, providing a familiar user-machine interface. Designed for highly-integrated applications such as the Alvey 950 Series robotic in-line palletizer, total PLC control improves line integration, response time and overall productivity, while reducing operator and maintenance ... Read more
Flow wrapper infeed systems
Designed for packaging bakery and confectionery items as well as products in plastic, cardboard trays, and some non-food products such as pharmaceutical goods, Pack Feeder 4 infeed systems from Bosch Packaging Technology offer a cost-effective, high-performance solution that ensures efficient performance and minimizes downtime. Available with conveyor belts in various layouts and lengths ... Read more
Automatic rotary tower stretch wrapper
The ELECTRO-WRAP SERIES® floor mounted automatic rotary tower stretch wrapper from ARPAC requires no pneumatic hookup, special pneumatic plumbing, or air compressor to stretch wrap unstable pallet loads that are either too light or too heavy to ... Read more
Label print and apply system for harsh environments
ID Technology's auto-redundant label print and apply system for harsh environments utilizes 2 Model 250 label printer applicators: when 1 labeling head is off-line for label and ribbon replenishment, the second head is triggered for immediate operation. This results in zero-downtime for the production line. A stainless steel cabinet protects both units from harsh or wash-down environments ... Read more