The Random Top and Bottom (TB) from Little David is a semi-automatic case sealer that tapes the top and bottom of random-sized cases. Video shows how machine seals up to 15 cases per minute, depending on operator speed. Plus it easily changes from sealing void/light boxes to overstuffed boxes with the flip of a switch.
TINE Meieriet Øst decided
to introduce greater automation in order to achieve a significant
increase in palletizing capacity. The company, a subsidiary of TINE BA,
Norway’s largest producer of dairy products, thus wanted to move away
from manual palletizing downstream of a TetraPak filling machine. This video from KUKA Robotics shows the flexible palletizing system for dairy products in trays and display cases.
The following video depicts a robotics system in use at a muffin-packing plant. The system, using ABB Robotics equipment and integrated by Technopack srl, is similar to the one used at Italian confectioner Zaini. The Zaini application is discussed in detail in the August issue of Packaging World. See www.packworld.com/article-25928
According to its creator, conversations around the water cooler have become much more interesting since the January launch of the new Esio Beverage System from Esio Beverage Co. LLC of Mesa, AZ. An on-demand drink system that provides hot or cold beverages from a selection of 13 concentrate varieties, the Esio Beverage System relies on an innovative pouch with a self-sealing fitment and a disposable pump, along with a custom water dispenser engineered by the company to act as a veritable beverage fountain. The following video illustrates how the system operates in the home setting. See related article at HYPERLINK "http://www.packworld.com/casestudy-XXXXX" www.packworld.com/casestudy-XXXXX.
To co-pack Esio Beverage Co.’s new Esio Pak concentrate pouches, flexible-pouch fitment and closure supplier IPN USA outfitted a 2,400-sq-ft production room at its plant in Peachtree City, GA. Equipment includes two SFA seal/fill/apply machines from IPN; a continuous ink-jet printer (www.citronix.com); a semi-automatic hand-load cartoner (www.adcomfg.com) with a hot-melt glue system (www.nordson.com) and a laser printer (www.macsalaser.com); an automatic case taper (www.ovalstrapping.com); and an ink-jet case printer (www.foxjet.com).