With pressure to save on costs and become more efficient, the pharmaceutical industry is dosing up on ideas from the food industry, with help from Italian automation specialist IMA and ABB robots. Find out more in this video from ABB Robotics.
In this video, see the rugged and reliable Model 340 case erector in action. With all-mechanical drive, easy-load magazine, and no-tools changeover, this case erector can increase your line efficiency and reduce your costs.
A linear blow molder from Sidel produces flat bottles and complex shapes in PET, at speeds to 5,600 bottles/hr. Uses a Compact™ Preferential heating system, and permits fast changeovers with minimal down time.
Shuttleworth’s Slip-Torque system employ a servo smart feed to stage product, backload, and index it into either a flow wrapper, shrink wrapper, or cartoner. System balances product and monitors it with sensors, and is equipped with vision systems.
The Nuspark NTL-50 high-speed, delta-robot top-load case packer can accommodate a range of package types, from rigid to flexible, in virtually any collation pattern. The machine offers speeds to 50 loads/min, with changeovers accomplished through a touchscreen control panel.
The Ultijet industrial thermal ink-jet printer from MSSC is a small-character printer that can print on porous and nonporous substrates. Capable of multitasking, the system can perform large-character printing or can print on up to four production lines at the same time with one printer. The Ultijet uses HP ink cartridges.
The Tensiontech F fully automated stretch-hood applicator from MSK Covertech uses a single, gusseted film tube, stretched vertically and horizontally, to secure pallet loads. An alternative to spiral stretch wrapping, the system uses the least amount of film required and provides a clean, smooth look to pallets.
The Model 680 S high-speed front-and-back labeling system from Autolabe has all digital controls and a color touch screen HMI. Features top hold-down and the ability to speed-follow the applicators and all controls as the speed of the system flows up and down.
This A-700 continuous-motion rotary auger filler from AMS Filling Systems is an 18-pocket filler that handles containers in cylindrical, square, or other shapes. Fill ranges are from 4 oz to 32 oz at about 180 containers/min. Handles both free-flowing granulars and non free-flowing powders.
The Snapsil system from Snapsil Corp. takes roll-fed forming material, thermoforms it, fills it with liquid or powder, and then applies roll-fed lidding material. It combines the benefits of a stick pack pouch—portion control, easy to open, easy to dispense—with the convenience of a utensil. The consumer just snaps it open and dispenses.
Schubert Packaging Systems TLM (Top Loading Machine) Robotic Packaging system is seen in a beverage (beer) application in two of seven available modules; the first is the grouping or collating section, the second is the cartoning section where a 2-axis robot tracks the conveyor for gentle handling. The system includes bottle inspection.
New England Machinery’s freestanding SO-4 Secondary Orienter accepts rectangular, square, or round bottles with centered necks and/or handles in 4 different configurations and orients them. The low-profile unit also has easy access for changeovers.