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Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Completion
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Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Completion

Consisting of a corrugated bottom sheet, a pre-made flexible-film bag, and stretch film, the K-one system replaces a corrugated bulk box and flexible film liner.
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Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Stretch wrapping
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Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Stretch wrapping

Consisting of a corrugated bottom sheet, a pre-made flexible-film bag, and stretch film, the K-one system replaces a corrugated bulk box and flexible film liner.
Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Bag opening and filling
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Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Bag opening and filling

Consisting of a corrugated bottom sheet, a pre-made flexible-film bag, and stretch film, the K-one system replaces a corrugated bulk box and flexible film liner.
Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Placement of slip sheet
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Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Placement of slip sheet

Consisting of a corrugated bottom sheet, a pre-made flexible-film bag, and stretch film, the K-one system, marketed by Lantech, replaces a corrugated bulk box and flexible film liner.
Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Bag attachment
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Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Bag attachment

Consisting of a corrugated bottom sheet, a pre-made flexible-film bag, and stretch film, the K-one system replaces a corrugated bulk box and flexible film liner.
Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Placement of slip sheet
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Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Placement of slip sheet

Consisting of a corrugated bottom sheet, a pre-made flexible-film bag, and stretch film, the K-one system, marketed by Lantech, replaces a corrugated bulk box and flexible film liner.
Grate Chef: Four-station rotary poucher for grill wipes
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Grate Chef: Four-station rotary poucher for grill wipes

Packaging is done 2-up at a rate to 30 pouches/min on a four-station MFG Inc. pouching machine located at contract packager Packaging Division Inc. in Northlake, IL.
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp.: Wrapping, stacking and pouching of carded vials
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Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp.: Wrapping, stacking and pouching of carded vials

Vials in card form are stacked and then pouched via a Sinlon S.L. Package Machine flow wrapper, represented in the U.S. by Marpak. After precise weighing on a Hi-Speed Checkweigher machine to confirm pouch counts, the pouches travel on a conveyor section to where they are manually inspected before cartoning.
University of Florida: UF's RFID test portal
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University of Florida: UF's RFID test portal

The University of Florida's new Research Center for Food Distribution and Retailing now includes five radio-frequency identification portals.
Schering-Plough: Case packing, case labeling, and robotic palletizing of blister packs
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Schering-Plough: Case packing, case labeling, and robotic palletizing of blister packs

Case packing, case labeling, and robotic palletizing, all on Pester equipment, brings the blister packaging line to an end.
Schering-Plough: Banding of finished blister packs
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Schering-Plough: Banding of finished blister packs

A lengthy conveyor section brings individual cartons to upstacking and banding, from Pester.
Schering-Plough: Cartoning and checkweighing of blister packs
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Schering-Plough: Cartoning and checkweighing of blister packs

Individual blister packs are mechanically fed into a flighted conveyor that brings them a short distance downstream to where they are inserted into folding cartons via a Marchesini cartoner. Thermal ink-jet coding, powered by Hewlett-Packard and supplied by Nutec, code inspection, also part of the Nutec system, and checkweighing (from Optima) all follow.
Schering-Plough: Blister pack forming/filling for Claritin
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Schering-Plough: Blister pack forming/filling for Claritin

From a feed bowl, tablets are fed into formed blisters via a Cam Pak thermoform/fill/seal system. Once lidding is applied, blister packs move through an inspection station from SEA Vision (represented in the U.S. by Calia Technical Inc.) and then on to a punch station.
Phanner: Carton blank handling/sealing/conveying for resealable gable-top cartons
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Phanner: Carton blank handling/sealing/conveying for resealable gable-top cartons

Pfanner is an Austrian family business that specializes in packing fruit-juice concentrates and ready-to-drink fruit juices. About 70% of its volume is marketed under its own brand.
Pacific Wine Partners: Filling and upstream accumulation
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Pacific Wine Partners: Filling and upstream accumulation

The new 54-valve Italian-made Bertolaso gravity-flow vacuum filler from ColloPack Solutions yields faster speeds--typically 180 bottles/min--and less waste. After they are corked, the tapered bottles travel on the first of Pacific Wine's ÒsmartÓ accumulation tables from Garvey.
Espoma Company: Robotic palletizing for pre-made bags for plant food
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Espoma Company: Robotic palletizing for pre-made bags for plant food

Espoma’s new robotic palletizer from Automated Production Systems is equipped with customized end-of-arm tooling that uses multiple vacuum zones to pick up either bundles of small U-Pack bags, larger flat bags, slip sheets, or pallets, as necessary. The system simultaneously picks items and places them onto three different pallets. Once a pallet is filled, it is conveyed out of the robotic cell in three lanes that merge into one to feed a downstream stretch wrapper.
Espoma Company: Premade bag opening/filling/top sealing/stretch bundling for plant food
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Espoma Company: Premade bag opening/filling/top sealing/stretch bundling for plant food

The Espoma Company is reportedly the first in North America to use the U-Pack package from Bischof + Klein for its 4-, 5-, and 10-lb bags of plant food.
American Italian Pasta Co.: Case erecting on a pasta packaging line
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American Italian Pasta Co.: Case erecting on a pasta packaging line

Flat case blanks are erected automatically and then sent to the case packing machine from Fallas Automation.

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