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SPONSOR: Automated Packaging Systems January 28, 2011 | Edited by Gretchen Edelbrock

AirPouch® Protective Packing Solutions — Low Maintenance, High Yield & Earth Friendly >>

Automated Packaging Systems provides quality void-fill air pillow, bubble and tube on-demand systems. Versatility, lower shipping costs, and flexibility from knifeless, compact tabletop units to integrated systems. More material per box for higher yield and film types including biodegradable and recycled materials.

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New! AirPouch® FastWrap™ Systems for Convenient, On-demand Bubble and Tube Packing >>

AirPouch® FastWrap™ systems offer less maintenance, faster packing & fewer changeovers for bubble and tube packing. These tabletop, all-electric systems are knifeless with 1,750 feet of material per box for more yield. Standard, premium and biodegradable film types available for short or long term distribution cycles.

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Get virtually maintenance-free operation with the AirPouch® Express 3™ >>

The Express 3 is the first pre-formed air pillow system that doesn't require a knife. This compact, tabletop unit provides on-demand, easy-to-use air pillows for high packing productivity and reduced shipping costs. Biodegradable and recycled films for environmentally friendly, void-fill packing. See Video.

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EarthAware™ Biodegradable & Recycled Air Pillows, Bubbles and Tubes >>

EarthAware Biodegradable and Recycled AirPouch products provide superior seals and puncture resistance for durability and reliable air retention. The convenient, boxed material is easy to handle and dramatically reduces storage while providing cleaner handling & excellent product visibility.

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THE LATEST INNOVATIONS

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
ARC's World Industry Forum
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Marriott, Orlando, FL. ARC's World Industry Forum focuses on business challenges and winning strategies. It provides the ideal environment for executives to collaborate, share ideas, and find new ways to attack their most pressing problems, from February 7-10.
WestPack
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA. Find new equipment, technology, and materials to lower costs, reduce waste, and increase efficiencies, from February 8-10.
Contract Packaging Association Annual Meeting
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, AZ. A packed business agenda, networking, and social and recreational events will make this Annual Meeting CPA's best, from February 24-27.
Sustainable Packaging Symposium
Hyatt Regency Chicago, IL. Sustainable Packaging Symposium, produced by Greener Package and the Institute for Sustainability, will examine the pivotal role of packaging in implementing sustainability across businesses' supply chains, from March 16-18.
Packaging Automation Forum

EVENT

Peer-to-peer education from Kraft, Frito-Lay, Nestlé and other brand owners

Plan now to attend the sixth Packaging Automation Forum on April 26, 2011. Learn how to today's controls and information technology can help increase performance for your packaging line. Also available: Make2Pack and Connect-and-Pack™ training workshop – seating is limited!

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