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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.
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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.
Diamond of California: Automated case erector for bagged nuts
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Diamond of California: Automated case erector for bagged nuts

A key improvement to downstream packaging functions at Diamond of California is this automatic case erector. Erected cases are packed manually before tape is applied to top flaps (right) to seal them shut. An ink-jet system then prints best-before date, Julian date code, and line and shift codes.
Diamond of California: Side-by-side form/fill/seal machines for nuts
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Diamond of California: Side-by-side form/fill/seal machines for nuts

Filled and sealed bags of nuts discharge from two side-by-side vf/f/s machines onto a conveyor that runs perpendicular to them. Bags are then conveyed downstream. Meanwhile, printed film is pulled through tensioning rollers on one of the vf/f/s machines (right).
Diamond of California: Scale systems for shelled nuts
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Diamond of California: Scale systems for shelled nuts

Computerized scales from Hayssen deliver accurate amounts of nuts on this 16-head system that includes an upper scale with a booster hopper directly beneath. Nuts released from the scales fall through stainless-steel tubes into vf/f/s equipment.
Avail Medical: Upgraded vf/f/s pharma poucher
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Avail Medical: Upgraded vf/f/s pharma poucher

At this contract packager of medical and pharmaceutical products, isolated in a curtained area, the vf/f/s machine drops the six-up packets to a takeaway conveyor at a rate of 60 cycles/min.
A.R.C.: Vf/f/s kit bagging for parts
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A.R.C.: Vf/f/s kit bagging for parts

Counted parts and a literature sheet drop down the filling tube to the bag, which temporarily rests upon a platform to withstand the impact of up to 30 lb of hardware. An inclined conveyor leads to a bulk bin. Equipment was supplied by Batching Systems.
A.R.C.: Optical-based parts counting
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A.R.C.: Optical-based parts counting

Fasteners are sorted, individually counted by the optical-based units, and deposited into a 60?-long heavy-duty indexing bucket conveyor. The bol counter shown is one of 10 side-by-side units, plus two Thru-Wall bolt feeders‹that supply fasteners such as washers to a vf/f/s bagger at a rate to 40 filled buckets/min. Equipment was supplied by Batching Systems.
A.R.C.: Computerized netweigher for roofing nails
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A.R.C.: Computerized netweigher for roofing nails

Roofing nails are distributed by a vibratory feeder to the vf/f/s cone, which spreads them to the ring of 14 sets of buckets. The computer-controlled buckets provide the nails three-buckets-at-a-time to the bagger and onto a takeaway conveyor at a rate to 40/min of the 50-count, 1.5-lb bags. Equipment was supplied by Batching Systems.
Custom Building Products: Custom case packing for multiple bottle sizes
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Custom Building Products: Custom case packing for multiple bottle sizes

On a packaging line for bottles of building materials, case packing operations done for 16-oz oval bottles start with the servo driven laner followed by collation, case erection and cross-loading.
Lohmann Animal Health: Filling animal vaccines
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Lohmann Animal Health: Filling animal vaccines

Right after single filing, bottles are conveyed to the four-head liquid filler from Cozzoli Machine.
Del Monte Foods Company: Labeler tandem in action for canned foods
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Del Monte Foods Company: Labeler tandem in action for canned foods

For label roll switch-overs at the Del Monte Foods Company, a pair of interconnected label applicators from Universal Labeling Systems adds up to zero downtime, which equals high efficiency for this San Francisco-based food producer and distributor.
Lohmann Animal Health: Stoppering and overcapping
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Lohmann Animal Health: Stoppering and overcapping

Filled bottles of animal vaccines have stoppers applied automatically by equipment supplied by Cozzoli Machine and then are conveyed through a wall and into the foil overcapping machine from West Pharmaceutical Services.
Pack Expo 2004: Accutower dynamic buffer system
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Pack Expo 2004: Accutower dynamic buffer system

PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Krones is introducing the Accutower dynamic buffering system at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth, S-2466. In the Accutower, containers move on a conveyor that is arranged in the shape of a vertical spiral, requiring significantly less space than traditional buffer systems. Accutower is easily configured into existing lines. Other advantages include: *Processing of unusually-shaped containers; container orientation remains the same. *Bottle never leaves transport chain. *Chain is run on only two drive motors, resulting in less maintenance and less energy consumption.
Weber Marking Systems, Inc.: Bottle Wrap Labeler
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Weber Marking Systems, Inc.: Bottle Wrap Labeler

Weber’s versatile Alpha 86 Bottle Wrap System provides fast and accurate positioning of full, overlap and partial-wraps of pressure-sensitive labels on cylindrical containers.
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Georgia-Pacific Corp., Bleached Board: Signature Solutions?
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Georgia-Pacific Corp., Bleached Board: Signature Solutions?

Folding Carton Stock – Signature Solutions™ folding carton board maintains stiffness while providing a smoother printing surface.
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Weber Marking Systems, Inc.: Laser coding systems
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Weber Marking Systems, Inc.: Laser coding systems

Weber's line of vector laser coders produces permanent, very high-quality marking on materials as diverse as paper, cardboard, foils, coated metals, plastics, wood, glass, and many others.
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Yaskawa Motion Control Demo
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Yaskawa Motion Control Demo

Machine showcases 6-axes of synchronized linear and rotary servos in high-speed motion with .0001"" accuracy. One rotary motor spins a pin-equipped disk, the other spins a disk with holes. The disks engage and disengage at 2ꯠ rpm. Strobe light assists onboard image capture.

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