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Collaborative Automation Powers Palletizing Tasks

August 8, 2022

Cobots Reduce Costs and Complexity, While Improving Performance, Quality and the Employee Experience By Kristian Hulgard, General Manager – Americas, OnRobot Despite the massive growth in automation adoption over recent decades, many important end of line tasks such as palletizing are still performed by humans. In large part this is due to the cost, complexity,…

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Palletizing Solutions Optimize End of Line Petfood Operations

July 8, 2022

Robotic Automation Seamlessly Integrates Existing End of Line Equipment By Brian Guzek, Regional Sales Manager at Brenton Engineering Petfood manufacturers, like other food manufacturers, are 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 petfood manufacturers, including the ability to…

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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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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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A Checklist for Cobot-powered Palletizing

April 6, 2022

Cobots Boost Palletizing Productivity, Address Labor Shortages and Protect Workers  By Joe Campbell, Strategic Marketing & Applications Development at Universal Robots A/S Manual palletizing requires workers to bend, lift and twist for hours on end. Over time, this unergonomic task can cause repetitive strain injuries and musculoskeletal disorders, endangering worker health and driving up labor…

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The Emergence of Robotic Palletizing

March 7, 2022

Robotic palletizing is efficient, fast and a viable solution for the labor shortage By  Ryan Womble, Director of Sales at Quest Robotic automation has become the go-to engineering design for gaining efficiency, speed and addressing the ongoing labor shortage within the packaging industry. Whether it’s forming cases, packing cases or building pallets for shipping, robotics…

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Robotic Palletizing Solution for Snack Foods

March 4, 2022

Quest, in partnership with Brenton, a sister ProMach product brand, recently completed an installation for Snak King at its Freeport, Illinois, facility. The solution for Snak King, a leading manufacturer of both private label and branded snacks, involved 16 Box Bot robotic palletizers featuring FANUC robots and three intelligent autonomous vehicles working simultaneously to safely…

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Orion Demonstrates Pallet Wrapping System at PACK EXPO East

February 19, 2022

Visit Orion in booth 2214 at PACK EXPO East to see how the updated features on its Flex LPA Automatic Turntable Pallet Wrapping System perform an entire wrap cycle without an operator handling film at the beginning or end of a cycle. Orion Packaging Systems, a ProMach brand, is exhibiting in booth 2214 at PACK…

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Regal Rexnord Acquires Arrowhead Systems, Expanding Conveyor Offering Into Sub-systems, Palletizing

November 23, 2021

Regal Rexnord (NYSE: RRX), a global leader in the engineering and manufacturing of industrial powertrain solutions, power transmission components, electric motors and electronic controls, and specialty electrical components and systems, today announced that it has completed the strategic acquisition of Arrowhead Systems (“Arrowhead”), based in Oshkosh, Wis. Arrowhead is a global leader in providing industrial…

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New Testing Shows Orbis Odyssey Plastic Pallet Can Withstand 400 Cycles

November 20, 2021

ORBIS® Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, validated that its 40×48-inch Odyssey® plastic pallet has approximately 36 times the life span of a 40×48-inch whitewood stringer pallet, according to a recent study. Researchers from the Virginia Tech Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design used the center’s FasTrack life-cycle analysis to compare relative durability. The FasTrack life-cycle analysis…

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Embamat is First to Install Kongsberg C66 with Feeder and Stacker

June 29, 2021

One of Spain’s leading industrial packaging manufacturers has become the first in the world to install the state-of-the-art Kongsberg C66 with the Kongsberg Feeder & Stacker, automating the manufacture of its protective foams and packaging. Embamat has installed the largest in the Kongsberg C series of digital finishing tables, complete with the Kongsberg Automate board feeder…

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Orbis Corporation Offers New Storage and Distribution Sleeve Pack For Primary Packaging Products

April 27, 2021

ORBIS® Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, adds a new pallet, top-cap and sleeve system to its suite of reusable plastic bulk solutions. The OpteBulk™ sleeve pack is designed to help efficiently store and distribute primary packaging products, including bottle preforms, caps and closures. Ideal for both manual and automated environments, the OpteBulk system offers…

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Cor-Pak Stretch Hoods Powered by Nano VpCI Available from EcoCortec Plant

April 15, 2021

Stretch hoods are among the fastest growing packaging techniques for shipment of palletized goods. In recognition of this trend, Croatian bioplastics plant EcoCortec® has designed specialty plastomer material solutions to further revolutionize the stretch hood packaging market. Cor-Pak® Stretch Hoods powered by Nano VpCI® are the ultimate high-performance stretch hood films for corrosion protection of…

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Columbia/Okura Announces Strategic Relationship With Integra Systems Brazil

January 7, 2021

Columbia/Okura LLC and Integra Systems have recently executed a license agreement that will allow Integra Systems to produce the complete line of Columbia/Okura robotic palletizers in Brazil. This milestone achievement follows a similar agreement reached in 2020 between Integra Systems and Columbia Machine, Inc. Columbia/Okura has been working with Integra since 2014. The execution of…

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High Payload PL500 Palletizing Robot Offers Application Flexibility

September 30, 2020

Yaskawa, a leading robotics manufacturer, announced the PL500 robot. Offering a high 500-kg payload, it is ideal for a variety of palletizing applications, unitized loads, and other logistical tasks for end-of-line or distribution automation. The PL500 reportedly features fast axis speeds and acceleration for maximum production throughput. It offers a large work envelope, a high…

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A-B-C Packaging’s Robot Palletizer Line

September 21, 2020

A-B-C’s 700 series robotic palletizers are designed to deliver the flexibility of manual palletizing with reduced costs and liability as these machines automatically accumulate and stack cases, trays, bags or shrink-wrapped multipacks in multiple configurations and pallet loads. Packagers could achieve efficient and reliable pallet forming while utilizing less floor space, and ship secure, well-formed…

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Botta Packaging Launching Its Pallet Calculator Free of Charge

August 25, 2020

Botta Packaging announced that its Pallet Calculator, based on a proprietary algorithm, is now available free of charge to supply chain managers, logistics managers, entrepreneurs, product packaging professionals, and all interested parties. Usually featured in specialized logistics management software, Pallet Calculator is a useful tool to help reach sustainability targets. By optimizing pallet utilization and…

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Columbia Machine, Inc. Announces New HL4200 High-Level Palletizer

November 26, 2019

Columbia Machine’s HL4200 high-level palletizer with optional Smart Diagnostics features include a VFD-controlled pacer meter belt, bi-parting apron and Columbia’s state-of-the-art Product Manager controls package. These features, combined with the ability to form “layer gaps” side-to-side and front-to-back, make the HL4200 flexible. Ideal for both retrofit and new applications, the HL4200 can handle a variety…

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Palletizing and Stretch Wrapping Innovations for Greater Flexibility and Productivity

October 14, 2019

Clint Larson and Rick Sprouls, Brenton, and Becky Hensley and Craig Zelasko, Orion, both product brands of ProMach Palletizing and stretch wrapping are two operations at the end of the packaging line where automation provides a cost-effective solution for a tight labor market. Automated palletizing and stretch wrapping also reduces the risk of repetitive motion…

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Emerson and Arrowhead Systems Partner on Next-Gen, Edge-based Machine Health Monitoring Solution

September 30, 2019

High-speed production Busse SJI Palletizer increases uptime using predictive maintenance to increase overall equipment effectiveness Emerson and Arrowhead Systems, Inc. announced they have partnered to produce a next-generation, machine health monitoring solution which will increase uptime for high-speed palletizer production used in container stacking but is also adaptable for use with other primary products. The…

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