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Stanford Personal Care: Filling from start to finish
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Stanford Personal Care: Filling from start to finish

On a new shampoo line at this contract packaging facility, bottles are metered into and out of the filler from Pacific Packaging Machinery via starwheels. Shampoo is filled volumetrically in continuous motion into bottles that rest individually on cam-operated platforms.
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Pack Expo 2004: Accu-Count high accuracy counter
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Pack Expo 2004: Accu-Count high accuracy counter

PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Automated Packaging Systems offers its Accu-Count high accuracy counters at its booth, S-2206, at Pack Expo International 2004. These automatic infeed systems will count and batch at speeds to 2500 packages/hour. When integrated with the company's complete line of next-generation packaging machinery, including the AB 180 high-speed bagger and PI 412c printer, a complete count, print, and pack system is achieved. Machine uses a vibratory bowl feed and count system that has been engineered for dependable operation in high productivity applications. System can detect and count product from 1/8"" dia, 1/8"" to 2.5"" in length, and up to 2"" in width with extreme accuracy. The bag is then sealed and dispensed while another bag is preopened and presented for loading.
Label-Aire: High-speed, wipe-on, pressure-sensitive labeler
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Label-Aire: High-speed, wipe-on, pressure-sensitive labeler

The NEW Label-Aire Model 3125 (shown in the video with existing conveyor, feedscrew and wrap belt) represents the ultimate in high-speed wipe-on pressure-sensitive labeling technology.
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Anderson Erickson Dairy of Des Moines: Drop packer
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Anderson Erickson Dairy of Des Moines: Drop packer

On this single-serve plastic bottle line for milk and juices, filled, capped, and labeled, bottles are drop-packed into reusable plastic crates.
Global Beverage Systems: Hydraulic pallet lift
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Global Beverage Systems: Hydraulic pallet lift

At the end of this bottled water line, a hydraulic device lifts pallets to the level of the warehouse floor.
Latrobe Brewing Co.: Laser-guided vehicles
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Latrobe Brewing Co.: Laser-guided vehicles

At this Rolling Rock brewery, a laser-guided vehicle with a pallet load of corrugated trays maneuvers its way to a tray packer and trades its full pallet for an empty one.
Latrobe Brewing Co.: Filling and pasteurizing
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Latrobe Brewing Co.: Filling and pasteurizing

At this Rolling Rock brewery, the line's two 108-valve fillers (from SIG Beverages) sit side-by-side. Shortly after filling and capping, bottles enter a double-deck pasteurizer, after which they pass through two down-bottle ejectors.
Latrobe Brewing Co.: Case erecting and loading
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Latrobe Brewing Co.: Case erecting and loading

At this Rolling Rock brewery, at the infeed of a case erector from Pearson Packaging Systems, a robotic positioner picks bundles of 12-count corrugated shippers, orients the bundle, cuts the band, and feeds the band to a grinder.
Latrobe Brewing Co.: Depalletizing
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Latrobe Brewing Co.: Depalletizing

At this Rolling Rock brewery, an automatic band cutter cuts eight bands before pallets are conveyed into the depalletizer. Once in the depalletizer, slip sheets are removed and stacked automatically.
Latrobe Brewing Co.: Automated truck unloading
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Latrobe Brewing Co.: Automated truck unloading

At this Rolling Rock brewery, pallets of bulk glass are pulled automatically from trucks with no forklift intervention.
Nature's Way Purewater: Stretch wrapping
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Nature's Way Purewater: Stretch wrapping

On this bottled water line, pallet loads are unitized by an overhead-style stretch wrapper from ITW Mima using 20-ft-wide film. This model at Nature's Way wraps at speeds to one pallet every 12 seconds.
Nature's Way Purewater: Lane dividing and case packing
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Nature's Way Purewater: Lane dividing and case packing

On this bottled water line, servo-operated lane divider directs the jugs from one lane into three lanes ahead of continuous motion case packing. The case packer, from Douglas Machine, meters jugs via paddles to a cam-operated arm that pushes three atop the folded blank, which is erected by vacuum pick-and-place cups.
Nature's Way Purewater: Rotary filling
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Nature's Way Purewater: Rotary filling

On this bottled water line, the 30-valve rotary gravity-flow filler from Federal Mfg. is said to be among the largest in the water industry running at this high speed of 180 cpm. It operates with no container/no fill functionality.
Nature's Way Purewater: Depalletizing
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Nature's Way Purewater: Depalletizing

On this bottled water line, one of two robots from Custom Metal Designs depalletizes bagged layers of 1-gal containers and places them onto the infeed of the debagging system. The output of each of the twin units is nearly two LDPE-bagged layers/min, or a total of 180 containers/min.
Furman Foods: Tray packing, stacking and wrapping
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Furman Foods: Tray packing, stacking and wrapping

At this canner of tomatoes, tomato sauces, canned beans and related products, labeled cans are mechanically grouped in continuous motion in four or six lanes to yield 3x4- (shown) or 4x6-count trays, respectively.
Furman Foods: Depalletizing
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Furman Foods: Depalletizing

At this canner of tomatoes, tomato sauces, canned beans and related products, filled, unlabeled steel cans arrive stacked in layers on pallets.
Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Automated case packing
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Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Automated case packing

On this revamped bottling line for rum and rum products, the rotary case packer from Hartness International operates just like the uncaser, except in reverse. Downstream from the case packer, tab-lock reshippers have their tabs slit before flaps are plowed and glued shut.
Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Monoblock rinsing/filling/capping
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Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Monoblock rinsing/filling/capping

On this revamped bottling line for rum and rum products, the cap hopper is nearly 150 feet upstream from the capper. This minimizes dust and clutter on the filling line. The rinser/filler/capper, supplied by Horix Manufacturing, includes a 60-head rinser, 80-head filler, and 20-head capper.

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