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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.
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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.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Monoblock rinse/fill/cap inside a cleanroom
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Monoblock rinse/fill/cap inside a cleanroom

Inside an overpressured clean room, PET bottles run through a Fogg monobloc rinser/filler/capper.
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.
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.
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
Superior Dairy: Filling/capping for dairy products
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Superior Dairy: Filling/capping for dairy products

Superior's 16-valve electronic weigh filler and eight-head capper are enclosed in a HEPA-filtered room.
Superior Dairy: Blow molding of plastic milk bottles
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Superior Dairy: Blow molding of plastic milk bottles

At this Ohio dairy manufacturer, one floor above the filling line, HDPE bottles are blown and flash is trimmed. Then bottles are transported through a pneumatic tube to a bagging machine.
Frozen Specialties Inc.: Cartoned pizza inspection
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Frozen Specialties Inc.: Cartoned pizza inspection

The second, downstream system from Cognex checks the cartoned pizza's two end flaps for seal integrity, as seen in this overhead view. This setup features below-conveyor backlighting. Monitor shows each pizza carton image as it is analyzed by measuring it across three segments to within 1/8"" accuracy.
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.

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