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Schubert Showcases Ultra-compact Case Packer at IBIE 2022

July 1, 2022

The Schubert Group will return to the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas, in September, and will showcase its lightline Cartonpacker. The preconfigured case packer offers Schubert’s proven robot-assisted technology with a very short delivery time. In a single compact machine frame, Schubert has condensed its decades of experience in handling case packing…

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Flimsy Bags Can Now Be Picked and Handled More Easily With a Safe Grip

June 29, 2022

As the bags become more thinner and flimsier, the more carefully they need to be treated. With the new BGX suction cup developed for handling flimsy bags this challenge is outdated. The BGX suction cup is suitable for applications in E-commerce, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Secondary food picking, Fashion, and other industries where bags…

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ABB Survey Finds Robotic Automation and Workforce Upskilling are Essential for Supply Chain Resilience

June 29, 2022

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical disputes, raw materials shortages and trade issues that have rocked global economies and supply chains, a majority of U.S.-based companies are planning to relocate production closer to home. Surveying 1,610 executives in the U.S. and Europe, ABB found that 70% of U.S. businesses are planning changes in their…

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At COSMOPROF North America, WIPOTEC-OCS to Demo Innovative Revolving, In-Motion Checkweigher for Cylindrical Cosmetic Products

June 29, 2022

Capable of handling up to 400 pieces per minute, the HC-A-IS Checkweigher efficiently helps eliminate reputation-damaging underfills or costly overfills. WIPOTEC-OCS, a leading manufacturer and supplier of precision in-motion weighing, track and trace/anti-counterfeiting solutions and X-Ray scanning equipment, will offer live demonstrations of a novel revolving, in-motion weighing system at COSMOPROF North America, July 12-14…

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EXAIR Launches Custom Pneumatic Conveyors for Unique Applications

June 24, 2022

EXAIR’s Line Vac Air Operated Conveyors provide an efficient method of converting ordinary pipe, hose or tubes into powerful in-line conveyors. To accommodate the wide variety of unique problems manufacturers face, EXAIR has the ability to customize and tailor Line Vacs to different specifications. Certain processes may require customizations like unique sizes, shapes and materials…

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Cremer Introduces Fast, Accurate Counting Solution for Gummy Applications

June 21, 2022

Cremer, a leading supplier of product counting machines in the U.S. for a wide array of applications, has introduced its HQS 1250 Counting & Dispensing Machine, designed specifically for gummy applications in the nutraceutical and confectionary sectors. Drawing on over 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical market, Cremer developed the long-awaited gummy solution in…

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Universal Robots Launches UR20 Cobot

June 21, 2022

Universal Robots, the Danish manufacturer of collaborative robots (cobots), has announced that it will add a new 20kg cobot to its product range. Called the UR20, the cobot boasts an all-new design based on Universal Robots’ experience in highly refined engineering and is the latest addition to the company’s strong portfolio of cobots. The UR20…

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Pharma Powders Fed to Packaging By Automated Conveyors

June 14, 2022

Epic Pharma recently shifted from manual methods to automated flexible screw conveyors moving difficult-to-handle cholestyramine powder to packaging machines to gain a more efficient process, as well as a cleaner and safer plant environment. Epic Pharma develops and manufactures a range of generic pharmaceuticals for the treatment of pain, lipid disorders, hypertension and infection, and…

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METTLER TOLEDO to Demonstrate New Product Inspection Systems at IBIE 2022 in September

June 14, 2022

METTLER TOLEDO Product Inspection will demonstrate a variety of inspection systems for the commercial baking industry in booth #3474 at IBIE, being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept 18-21, 2022. The company will present its new X34C x-ray inspection system for small, individually-packaged products. Offering a unique combination of fast throughputs and a compact footprint,…

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Pet Food Q&A

June 7, 2022

Why is demand growing for palletizing solutions in the pet food sector? Pet food manufacturers, like other food manufacturers, are also looking to gain efficiencies in their end-of-line operations. One way to achieve that is through automation. Adding a robotic solution brings many benefits to pet food manufacturers, including the ability to process multiple SKUs,…

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Questions & Answers: Why Demand is Growing for Bucket Elevators

June 5, 2022

Continuous Bucket Elevators Deliver Fast, Gentle Material Handling By Owen Branigan, Account Manager at Ryson International, Inc. Material handling is a pivotal aspect of packaging operations, and the market for bucket elevators is flourishing. In fact, industry analysts anticipate a compound annual growth rate of 5.7% for these conveyance systems through 2026. Fast, gentle and…

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Label Codes Are a Powerful Sustainability Tool

June 5, 2022

QR and AR Codes Are Transforming Labeling and Customer Experiences By Gary Paulin and Mark Lusky Label codes such as QR Codes and Augmented Reality (AR) codes have transformed how (and how much) products are tracked, traced, reported about, identified, and talked about. Label codes are doing everything from providing up-to-date intel on the product’s…

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Dorner Exhibits Conveyor Lineup at Automate 2022 in Detroit

June 3, 2022

Dorner is exhibiting its deep lineup of automation-focused conveyor platforms, including the Edge Roller Technology ERT®250 and ERT®150 models, in booth 4300 at Automate 2022, June 6-9, in Detroit. As implied by its name, the ERT250 and ERT150 conveyors use rollers to move pallets smoothly with no friction (a byproduct often seen in belt-driven platforms). The conveyors’ open design eliminates concerns of small…

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A Packaging Perspective: Embracing Digital Food Transparency with Urgency

June 2, 2022

INCOMING REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS ARE MAKING THE CASE PLAIN: FOOD MANUFACTURERS NEED TO PREPARE FOR A DIGITAL FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN. WHY NOT START NOW? By Ian Scott-Mance, Technology Manager, METTLER TOLEDO The early adopters are already out there. The arguments have been made and accepted, and those who codify regulations and standards are signalling their…

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iDrive2 Mag-Drive Motor Saves Energy While Boosting Sanitary Attributes to Dorner’s AquaPruf Sanitary Conveyor

June 2, 2022

For customers looking to reduce their sanitary conveyor system’s power consumption by as much as 55%, the new iDrive2 permanent magnet motor for Dorner’s AquaPruf conveyor is a great option. Supplied by OneMotion, a packaging automation products OEM and trusted Dorner partner, the permanent magnet motor uses less energy to run at higher speeds because…

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OnRobot Introduces a Complete Collaborative Palletizing Solution

June 2, 2022

OnRobot, the world leader in hardware and software solutions for collaborative applications, has launched OnRobot Palletizer, a complete collaborative palletizing solution designed to take the physical and financial pain out of palletizing processes. The powerful, automated palletizing hardware and software solution combines unprecedented affordability, performance and fast integration with a small footprint to deliver flexible palletizing…

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Antares Vision Group Selected to Speak on Supply Chain Traceability and Smart Hospital Systems at GS1 Connect 2022

May 31, 2022

Antares Vision Group (AV Group) has been chosen to provide thought leadership presentations at the GS1 Connect Conference, June 7-9 in  in San Diego. AV Group members will present “Supply Chain Traceability: Can Your Business Survive Without It” and “Smarter and Safer Hospitals: When Innovative Technologies Meet Patient Safety.” In “Supply Chain Traceability: Can Your…

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Antares Vision Group Presents “All-in-One” Machines for Multiple Food Quality Inspections

May 27, 2022

Antares Vision Group announced a new all-in-one machine with a full array of food industry inspection controls made possible by multiple technologies. It introduces a new paradigm for innovation in food quality inspection, balancing the need for multiple in-line controls with improved space optimization and production organization. Now, food companies can meet diverse quality requirements…

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Labels, Tags & Inserts Inc. Expands Capabilities with Rollem Insignia6H Die Cutter

May 26, 2022

Labels, Tags & Inserts Inc. (LTI) has expanded their capabilities with the installation of the Insignia6H Die Cutter with a folding gluing system for their Burlington, North Carolina facility.  LTI has delivered exceptional flexographic printing solutions to their customers for over two decades with their wide range of capabilities and customer service. LTI  serves industries…

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The Case for Chain Drift Parallel Transfer: Including a Simplistic 2-to-1 Combiner

May 26, 2022

Multi-Conveyor recently built a set of sanitary food-grade conveyors that combine dual lanes of cup-size containers to feed an existing metal detector. The first conveyor section starts at an existing filler discharge that transfers dual lane product on 6.5-inch centers.  The two lanes travel through a 90-degree curve on side flexing chain, set at precise…

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