End-of-line Strategies
June 6, 2014
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Craft beer maker implements automated bottle packing
Colorado’s Fort Collins Brewery, which produces hand-crafted beers, recently upgraded processing and packaging operations across the board at its 30,000-square-feet facility to improve product quality, consistency and production efficiency — with special emphasis on case-packing. Read all about it!
Vacuum tooling reduces changeover time
AMF Bakery Systems, which serves commercial bakeries, developed a flexible robotic system with innovative and lightweight, end-of-arm robotic tooling that eliminates the need to make tooling changes for each different loading pattern or product size, greatly speeding changeover.
Next-gen cartoning at interpack
End-of-line packaging machinery controls and automation were on display at interpack, particularly in two cartoners. One featured new-gen drives that use software-driven profiles and eliminate chains, belts, and gears. Another uses four separate robots for carton erecting, product loading, carton closing, finished-carton discharge using software interface-driven automatic changeover for end effectors.
Palletizer provides optimized stack configuration for dry mortar
Germany's Schwenk Putztechnik is one of the leading manufacturers of sustainable and ecological dry mortar. Building on its 160-year production heritage, the company has incorporated a new twin-belt turning device for gentle palletizing of bags, resulting in more efficient production and greater changeover flexibility. Find out how…
Live from interpack: PMMI talks robotics and retail-ready innovation
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, addressed the top North American manufacturing trends and challenges sector in a kick-off press conference at May’s interpack expo in Düsseldorf, Germany. Trends to watch for: more "Made in the USA” products, more use of advanced robotics, and retail-ready packaging innovations.
In case you missed it
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H.B. Fuller invests $1 million in Center of Excellence to advance packaging design
ARPAC acquires Lambert Material Handling
Multipacker boosts seafood company's productivity up to 75%
Hybrid servo system brings positioning accuracy to palletizing
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Automatic EOAT changeover
No human involvement is needed to change the end-of-arm tooling on four robots in this case packer from Gerhard Schubert GmbH, as an automated transport module does the work.
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