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Phanner: Carton blank handling/sealing/conveying for resealable gable-top cartons
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Phanner: Carton blank handling/sealing/conveying for resealable gable-top cartons

Pfanner is an Austrian family business that specializes in packing fruit-juice concentrates and ready-to-drink fruit juices. About 70% of its volume is marketed under its own brand.
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Pacific Wine Partners: Filling and upstream accumulation
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Pacific Wine Partners: Filling and upstream accumulation

The new 54-valve Italian-made Bertolaso gravity-flow vacuum filler from ColloPack Solutions yields faster speeds--typically 180 bottles/min--and less waste. After they are corked, the tapered bottles travel on the first of Pacific Wine's ÒsmartÓ accumulation tables from Garvey.
Espoma Company: Robotic palletizing for pre-made bags for plant food
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Espoma Company: Robotic palletizing for pre-made bags for plant food

Espoma’s new robotic palletizer from Automated Production Systems is equipped with customized end-of-arm tooling that uses multiple vacuum zones to pick up either bundles of small U-Pack bags, larger flat bags, slip sheets, or pallets, as necessary. The system simultaneously picks items and places them onto three different pallets. Once a pallet is filled, it is conveyed out of the robotic cell in three lanes that merge into one to feed a downstream stretch wrapper.
Espoma Company: Premade bag opening/filling/top sealing/stretch bundling for plant food
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Espoma Company: Premade bag opening/filling/top sealing/stretch bundling for plant food

The Espoma Company is reportedly the first in North America to use the U-Pack package from Bischof + Klein for its 4-, 5-, and 10-lb bags of plant food.
Feldschloesschen Brewery: Filling and capping of beer in PET
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Feldschloesschen Brewery: Filling and capping of beer in PET

Freshly blown PET bottles are conveyed overhead and then move down to the filler/capper, where a sophisticated system of transfer stars moves them through filling and capping on Krones equipment.
Martens Brewery: Transfer to full-bottle palletizing of filled, barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Transfer to full-bottle palletizing of filled, barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Shrink-wrapped six packs exit the wet room via a spiral conveyor that takes them to the infeed of the full- bottle palletizer, supplied by KHS.
Martens Brewery: Rinsing barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Rinsing barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Prior to filling, bottles are inverted and rinsed on equipment from KHS.
Martens Brewery: Depalletizing empty barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Depalletizing empty barrier-coated PET beer bottles

From storage, bottles are forklifted into a high-level depalletizer from KHS.
Martens Brewery: Palletizing empty barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Palletizing empty barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Empty bottles are automatically palletized on KHS equipment and then banded.
Martens Brewery: Blow molding of barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Blow molding of barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Preforms move down a track and into the enclosed blow molding area. Finished amber bottles then undergo internal coating (not shown here) and are stored on pallets until needed. Blow molding equipment is supplied by Sidel.
American Italian Pasta Co.: Stretch wrapping on a pasta packaging line
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American Italian Pasta Co.: Stretch wrapping on a pasta packaging line

Filled pallets are delivered to the Lantech stretch wrapper via two right-angle turns.
Martens Brewery: Stretch wrapper for barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Stretch wrapper for barrier-coated PET beer bottles

The final part of the packaging process is the stretch wrapping of pallets.
American Italian Pasta Co.: Robotic palletizing of cases of pasta
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American Italian Pasta Co.: Robotic palletizing of cases of pasta

Each robotic palletizer, from Alvey Systems, loads two pallets, one to the left and one to the right. A rail-mounted guided vehicle then carries filled pallets toward the stretch wrapper.
Martens Brewery: Full-bottle palletizer for barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Full-bottle palletizer for barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Bottles fan out into lanes and then are swept layer by layer onto pallets on equipment from KHS.
American Italian Pasta Co.: Case packing on a pasta packaging line
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American Italian Pasta Co.: Case packing on a pasta packaging line

Finished bags are conveyed through a metal detector from Fortress Technologies and a checkweigher from Heat and Control just before case packing from Fallas Automation. Filled cases are taped shut and date coded on their sides.
American Italian Pasta Co.: Case erecting on a pasta packaging line
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American Italian Pasta Co.: Case erecting on a pasta packaging line

Flat case blanks are erected automatically and then sent to the case packing machine from Fallas Automation.
American Italian Pasta Co.: Vf/f/s on a pasta packaging line
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American Italian Pasta Co.: Vf/f/s on a pasta packaging line

Film is fed to the vf/f/s machine from Triangle from a floor-level unwind stand. Bags as small as 8 oz or as large as 10 lb are filled on the machine.
American Italian Pasta Co.: Weighing of pasta on a weigh scale
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American Italian Pasta Co.: Weighing of pasta on a weigh scale

Pasta moves through a Triangle combination scale on its way to the bagging machines.

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