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Midwest Poultry: Random case sealer for egg cartons
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Midwest Poultry: Random case sealer for egg cartons

The private-label egg packer Midwest Poultry, North Manchester, IN, relies on a Marq Model HPR random top-and-bottom case sealer that accepts the total outflow from more than a dozen production lines. It operates at rates of 12-18 cases/min. A light curtain at the infeed identifies the case size via its height. The sealer\'s servo-driven assembly adjusts quickly and accurately to various case heights.
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Midwest Poultry: Laser coding for egg cartons
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Midwest Poultry: Laser coding for egg cartons

Midwest Poultry operates 30 Focus S10 laser systems from Videojet Technologies that improve the crucial carton coding part of its operations at three of its plants. The carton ends are laser etched with a two-line, 1/4""-high code at a rate up to 40 cartons/min; vacuum tubing removes the residue. Midwest Poultry codes onto expanded polystyrene or molded pulp (shown) cartons.
Pro Mach: Fleetguard's robotic case erecting, case packing and stretch wrapping line
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Pro Mach: Fleetguard's robotic case erecting, case packing and stretch wrapping line

At Pack Expo Las Vegas 2005, Pro Mach's expansive booth showcased the U-shaped line that offers case erecting, case loading, case labeling, palletizing, and stretch wrapping. This same machinery will be shipped and installed at Fleetguard\'s Nashville, TN, plant in December 2005.
Deluxe Media Services: RFID labeling of DVD boxes
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Deluxe Media Services: RFID labeling of DVD boxes

All boxes of DVDs at Deluxe Media Services are transported on the main conveyor past a bar code system; those destined for RFID application are directed down a new 130'-long conveyor spur. For RFID tag commissioning, the operator applies an on-pitch RFID tag and then scans the SSCC bar code into the software. The box is then pushed through the RFID portal to write to the tag and confirm a good read. The RFID data is thus associated with the bar code data and the RFID-enabled box is ready for shipment.
ARC-Diversified: Case closing through pallet wrapping
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ARC-Diversified: Case closing through pallet wrapping

A Kiwi ink-jet coder precedes the Wexxar case closing station. Later, cases ride an elevator to the overhead infeed of the palletizer. A Lantech stretch wrapper for completed pallets brings the line to a close.
ARC-Diversified: Case packing of cans
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ARC-Diversified: Case packing of cans

To soften the impact, vacuum grippers hold the can tops as cans, filled with edible oils, are dropped into cases. Case packing equipment was supplied by Hamrick.
ARC-Diversified: Filling/capping cans with edible oils
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ARC-Diversified: Filling/capping cans with edible oils

Cans enter the Serac 16-valve rotary filler single file and then move through filling and capping at speeds to 107 4-L cans/min.
Clabber Girl Corp.: Pail filling/capping powdered mixes
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Clabber Girl Corp.: Pail filling/capping powdered mixes

On the U-shape production line, the pails are filled and sealed at a rate of about 42 pails/min on equipment from Burghof, sourced by Belcorp. The Burghof machine is topped with an AMS auger filler that dispenses the powdered ingredients with 1% accuracy at a rate of around 42 pails/min
Clabber Girl Corp.: Wraparound case packing of pails
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Clabber Girl Corp.: Wraparound case packing of pails

At the case packer, supplied by TAD Packaging Machinery, Pails of powdered mixes are collated into groups of six that are cross-pushed onto the 29# ECT corrugated blank. After the cases are glue sealed, they are discharged to the takeaway conveyor.
Old Orchard Brands: Tray packer for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice
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Old Orchard Brands: Tray packer for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice

Near the PET line, Old Orchard runs a frozen juice concentrate line, where this tray packer/wrapper from Brenton Engineering was recently installed.
Old Orchard Brands: Stretch wrapping for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice
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Old Orchard Brands: Stretch wrapping for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice

Pallet wrapping is done out in the warehouse on an Orion stretch wrapper.
Old Orchard Brands: Case taping for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice
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Old Orchard Brands: Case taping for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice

If one of the two Wexxar case tapers goes down or runs out of tape, cases are automatically channeled through the one that\'s running.
Old Orchard Brands: Case erecting/case diverting/drop packing for high-output, hot-fill PET line
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Old Orchard Brands: Case erecting/case diverting/drop packing for high-output, hot-fill PET line

Three Wexxar case erectors are deployed to set up the bliss-style cases, which are automatically split into two lanes to feed two drop packers from Hamrick.
Old Orchard Brands: Accumulating and lane dividing for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit j
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Old Orchard Brands: Accumulating and lane dividing for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit j

A space-saving vertical accumulation system from I&H is followed by a Krones Òroof-topÓ lane divider.
Old Orchard Brands: High-speed labeler for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice
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Old Orchard Brands: High-speed labeler for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice

A short distance from the cooler discharge sits this high-speed, Krones 15-station Canmatic labeler, which applies full-wrap cut labels to the 64-oz bottles.
Old Orchard Brands: Cooler infeed for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice
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Old Orchard Brands: Cooler infeed for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice

The cooler infeed sends neatly oriented bottles through the cooler. Old Orchard is among the first to adopt the ICwedge cooler infeed, which is made by Industrial Consortium. The switch from round to rectangular bottles-in both 64- and 128-oz sizes-helped push Old Orchard to adopt the new cooler infeed.
Old Orchard Brands: Filling/capping for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice
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Old Orchard Brands: Filling/capping for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice

A 42-nozzle liquid filler from Fogg Filler is integrated with a 14-head rotary capper, also from Fogg.
United Biscuits: Accumulation on a cookie packaging line
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United Biscuits: Accumulation on a cookie packaging line

Show here are twin packs moving into and then out of the Sigpack accumulation system before moving on to case packing.

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