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Publication Date: 05/2005
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Turnkey bagging and palletizing line puts profits in the bag

A new form-fill-seal machine and automatic robotic palletizer eliminates a company's bagging and palletizing line ergonomic and production issues.

Gibraltar National Corp., Detroit, produces and packages various cement, construction, and masonry-repair products that can be found in home repair stores across the nation. From late fall to early spring, the company shifts its focus to packaging bulk ice-melting products that are distributed throughout the Midwest. In the past, the company used a dedicated bagging station to package the ice-melting products in 25- to 80-pound handleless plastic bags, which two operators then manually palletized. However, the company found this bagging and palletizing line’s production capacities and ergonomics unsatisfactory and wanted to improve the line’s performance.

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