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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.

The line features two Fanuc robots from Pro Mach\'s Brenton Engineering division.

The operation starts with a Wexxar case erector that supplies cases into the cell to the Brenton robotic case packer that loads the filters into the six-count cases, transferring them from the filter conveyor to the awaiting case. Cases then leave the cell on a conveyor to a Belcor unit that seals the case top. Cases are then labeled on the side by an ID Technology labeler before they round the bottom of the U and convey back into the cell for palletizing. That\'s done by a second Brenton robot equipped with four sets of end tooling. Completed pallet loads then release on a conveyor directly for stretch wrapping by an Orion system. In-line stretch wrapping (shown) will not be part of the Fleetguard set up.

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