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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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