Weber’s Model 5100 Twin-Tamp label printer-applicator combines a high-performace thermal/thermal-transfer label printer with a specially configured applicator to satisfy the printing and two-label, adjacent-panel application of carton labels in line.
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On this extended shelf life bottling line for dairy products, this is one of two side-by-side coextrusion blow molders from Stork Food & Dairy Systems that produce bottles. Freshly blown bottles are then sent to silos via pneumatic tubes.
PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Blueprint Automation showed its vision-guided robot system at Pack Expo International 2004. Machine stacks product to be packaged at speeds to 300 products/min. As product is conveyed through the machine, a robot arm picks each item up individually, storing the programmed number of product and depositing it in a puck to be conveyed to a packaging machine.
AIDCO, a systems partner of KUKA, has developed the RoboticStar palletizing system to compliment its conventional palletizers and to provide customers a flexible automation solution for today’s competitive environment.
Foxjet has engineered an innovative solution to printhead maintenance that requires little or no personnel interaction. It eliminates lengthy startup procedures resulting from lengthy periods of innactivity.
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.
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.
PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Robert's Packaging is showing its IMFS 1500 intermittent motion fill/seal packager at its booth, S-444, at Pack Expo International 2004. Stand-up pouch system automatically fills and seals premade standup/zipper style bags. Machine accommodates a minimum pouch size of 4"" W x 6"" H x 1"" gusset through a maximum pouch size of 12"" W x 15"" H with a maximum gusset of 5"". A complete size changeover can be performed in approximately 15 min. Benefits include a compact footprint, increased flexibility, and an economical price. Machine is built on the same construction criteria as Robert's C-Series continuous motion systems.
Offering a wide range of on-demand printers—from renowned vendors such as Zebra Technologies—the new Model 5200 Series provides crisp text, in-spec bar codes, and eye-catching graphics at 203- or 300-dpi resolution.
Voyager Vertical L-Bar Sealer is versatile, easy to change over, and operates at speeds to 60 packages/min. New, advanced seal technology means smooth operation of the 14""x24"" seal assembly at increased speeds.
On this single-serve plastic bottle line for milk and juices, the 28-head rotary filler from Federal Mfg., which features a computerized clean-in-place system, is followed by a 12-head rotary capper from Portola Packaging.
On this bottled water line, following automatic lane dividers, bottles are collated and tray packed on equipment from Vantage Pak. Pressure-sensitive print-and-apply labelers from Loveshaw apply product ID and date code to each side of the tray before it enters an Arpac shrink wrapper. Then an incline conveyor takes finished trays to a remote palletizer.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Motoman is introducing its RoboBar robotic bartender to acclaim of happy customers at its booth, S-1495, at Pack Expo International 2004. Machine, built with traditional packaging-related robotic components, is programmed to mix and pour alcoholic drinks to specification. Dual-armed, high-speed robot is equipped with a color LCD display screen, a touch screen programmed to accept the customers order, a magnetic card reader (optional), stainless-steel bar with safety enclosure, a cup dispenser, beer tap tower, ice maker, and a soda and juice dispensing tower. Machine can be purchased, leased, or rented. Cheers!