End-of-line Strategies
Packaging World January 24, 2014
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Robotic cartoning adds efficiency, subtracts labor costs
In its Levis, Canada hometown, near Quebec City, Pharmalab Inc. has found that low unemployment rates make it sometimes difficult to find qualified personnel. To help cope with that challenge, the contract manufacturer of natural health, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products, and food supplements added five new MK-DLT integrated Delta 3 robotic cartoners...
Running 'like clockwork' at Bob’s Red Mill
Following a decade of double-digit growth, Bob's Red Mill (BRM) in Milwaukie, OR, fired-up its newest packaging line for a broad range of whole grain foods, and it includes equipment made in-house, including an indexing conveyor that meters filled bags into an end-of-line cartoner. Why in-house? Vice President of Operations Dennis Vaughn explains...
Stretch wrapper drives efficiencies
Improving warehouse efficiencies is a top concern for many manufacturers today. With a 70,000 square foot steel fabricating facility in Fairless Hills, PA, Waste Gas Fabricating's challenges were no different. In 2012, the company expanded its shipping and receiving departments, freeing space for more racking…and for ITW Muller's 87M Yellow Jacket orbital stretch wrapper.
Frozen beef patties go robotic
To meet demand for soaring sales growth in hamburger patties, Karan Beef of Johannesburg, South Africa, turned to USS Pactech, representing two Italian packaging OEMs, PFM and Cama, to supply three flow wrappers, a carton forming machine, four in-line Triaflex Delta Robots and a carton closing machine.
Eighteen robotic palletizers ensure quality at tobacco company
At 250-plus years old, Lorillard Tobacco Co. in Greensboro, NC, holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating tobacco company in the U.S. The company recently installed 18 robotic palletizers to speed the in-house identification of nonconforming product and enable product tracking...
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Cartoner for hand loading of product
The Econo 60 from Econocorp lets operators activate it by stepping on a foot switch. It uses a Nordson hot melt adhesive application system and runs at speeds to 60 cartons/min.
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