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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Depalletizing bulk bottles
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Depalletizing bulk bottles

Bulk bottles for water are automatically depalletized by a Priority One Packaging Machinery (www.prioritypackaging.com) Pro-Pal bulk bottle depalletizer at the front end of the PET line.
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North Side: Case sealing frozen beef patties
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North Side: Case sealing frozen beef patties

Case taping is done by a Belcor machine with a rated speed of 20 cases/min. North Side runs in the range of 12 cases/min.
North Side: Case erecting and labeling frozen beef patties
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North Side: Case erecting and labeling frozen beef patties

Case erecting of single-wall cases is done on a case erector from Wexxar.
North Side: Weighing and filling of frozen beef patties
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North Side: Weighing and filling of frozen beef patties

Bag filling begins at the Ohlson four-head bulk-and-dribble scale, which has frozen patties conveyed to it directly from a spiral freezer.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: HDPE bottled water drop packing
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: HDPE bottled water drop packing

This machine drops HDPE bottles into cases near the end of the line.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: HDPE bottle filling of 2.5-gal bottles
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: HDPE bottle filling of 2.5-gal bottles

The 2.5-gal bottles are filled by this in-line machine, but the other two HDPE bottles run through a rotary filler.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: 2.5-gal HDPE bottle labeling
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: 2.5-gal HDPE bottle labeling

Pressure-sensitive labeler applies labels to the top of the 2.5-gal HDPE bottle but slides down and labels a side panel on the two smaller bottle sizes.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: HDPE bottle debagging
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: HDPE bottle debagging

The 2.5-, 1-, and half-gal bottles are automatically debagged by this machine just ahead of labeling and filling.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Stretch wrapping bottled water
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Stretch wrapping bottled water

Stretch wrapping brings the PET line to a close.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Palletizing bottled water
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Palletizing bottled water

A low-level palletizer loads tray packs onto a sweep platform that delivers full layers onto the pallet.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Laser coding PET bottles
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Laser coding PET bottles

A Industrial Dynamics Lasetec laser coder codes onto the shoulder of each PET bottle is a date code.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Tray-packing and shrink wrapping 1-5-L bottles
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Tray-packing and shrink wrapping 1-5-L bottles

The 1.5-L bottles of water are shown being collated into 12-count groups and loaded into corrugated trays that then run through a shrink tunnel.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Labeling bottles with clear OPP labels
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Labeling bottles with clear OPP labels

Clear OPP labels are picked from a magazine by bottles after Nordson glue guns spray each bottle sidewall with hot-melt glue. Labeling is done on the Langguth GmbH machine.
Frozen Specialties Inc.: Wrapped pizza inspection
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Frozen Specialties Inc.: Wrapped pizza inspection

Shrink-wrapped pizzas are checked by the first of FSI's two-part pizza inspection system from Cognex. The machine vision sensor is the metal cylinder near the top center of the first video segment.
Golden Flake: New vf/f/s for potato chip bagging
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Golden Flake: New vf/f/s for potato chip bagging

Printed rollstock unwinds from the back of one of Golden Flake's new vf/f/s machines from Heat and Control. After a knife cuts between the seal area, the filled bag discharges at the bottom of the machine.
Golden Flake: Conveying, spicing, weighing of potato chips
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Golden Flake: Conveying, spicing, weighing of potato chips

Specialized vibrating conveyors from FastBack (via turnkey system supplier Heat & Control) help reduce potato chip breakage through a slow-forward, fast-backward gliding motion.
Superior Dairy: Robotic palletizing
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Superior Dairy: Robotic palletizing

The end effector on the robotic palletizer lifts and places slip sheets as well as layers of bottles.
Superior Dairy: Stretch bundling of diary products
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Superior Dairy: Stretch bundling of diary products

On Line Two, counter-rotating roll carriers on this stretch bundler stretch the film 150% as bundling is completed

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