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Technology That Loves Dirt & Dust ?

Posted by Mark Howe

Dec 3, 2018 4:18:41 PM

Absolutely! This is a strength that Bimba's Vaccon products have over its competitors. They are designed for messy environments.

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Topics: bimba, bimba pneumatic, Vaccon, packaging, vacuum technology, vacuum

Dorner - Developing a Parts Plan that Will Keep Your Line Moving

Posted by Kelly Howe

May 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Dorner.

Conveyors are a critical. They may not be the machinery slicing product or packaging the food, but when your conveying system goes down and takes your production line with it, the productivity and profits lost aren’t any less costly than if it had been your star piece of equipment. Conveyors don’t require as much time and maintenance as your larger equipment and machines, but a little preventative maintenance—and keeping the right parts in stock—can go a long way. 

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Topics: dorner, Dorner Conveyors,, machinery, packaging, Belt Conveyors

Universal Robots- Legen-dairy packing skills

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jul 26, 2016 8:30:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

Who cannot relate to this? You are driving to work, listening to the radio to brighten up the dull commute. But listening quickly becomes boring if the radio keeps playing the same five hit songs over and over again. Similarly, packing goods in a production can be a very dull task and while some people can make the best out of almost every boring situation, nobody enjoys doing the same repetitive job day in and day out.

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Topics: Universal Robots, Robots, packing, packaging, UR5

Sweet Improvement to Packaging Operation

Posted by Kelly Howe

Feb 12, 2015 11:13:00 AM

This post brought to you by Precision Technology.

Industry: Food Packaging

Operation: Collecting ten 4 pound bags, pushing them together into a station to be wrapped as a bundle, and then pushing a series of bundles to the palletizing area.
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Topics: Precision Technology, electro-mechanical, packaging, Victory Actuator