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September 4, 2008 - Designed to depalletize multiple products to individual lines, Robotic Bulk Depalletizer removes products in full layer via magnetic or vacuum pick-head. Separator sheets are removed and stacked as are pallets themselves. Handling up to 8 SKUs at same time, Robotic Rotary Case Palletizer is suited for companies palletizing multiproduct rainbow packaging or with multiple lines feeding common palletizer. Unit features product confirmation via barcode scanning and ability to detect reject cases.

Fleetwood, Inc.

1305 Lakeview Drive, Romeoville, IL, 60446, USA

Original Press Release

FleetwoodGoldcoWyard to Introduce New Robotic Products at Pack Expo 2008

Press release date: July 30, 2008

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. - July 30, 2008 - FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, a leading supplier of advanced conveyance technology and product handling equipment, will introduce two new robotic products, a bulk depalletizer and a rotary case palletizer, at Pack Expo 2008, Nov. 9 to 13, at McCormick Place in Chicago. A team of professionals from FleetwoodGoldcoWyard will be available in booths #S-400 and #S-406 throughout the show to discuss all of the company's latest product offerings.

The Robotic Bulk Depalletizer depalletizes multiple products to individual lines. The system has the capability of depalletizing like products or a multiple of different products. The products are removed from pallets in a full layer via either a magnetic or vacuum pick-head. Separator sheets are removed from the pallet load and stacked as are the pallets themselves. The system can be designed to replace multiple depalletizers, while utilizing a limited amount of floor space, and is more economical to purchase, maintain and operate than multiple stand-alone machines.

The Robotic Rotary Case Palletizer is a workhorse, handling up to eight different SKUs of product at the same time. The system is designed for companies currently palletizing multiproduct rainbow packaging or with multiple lines feeding a common palletizer, and is capable of handling an array of case sizes and patterns at the same time. Among its features are product confirmation via barcode scanning and the ability to detect reject cases. In addition to operating in a typical plant environment, the palletizer has an options package to operate in freezer applications as low as minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

"FleetwoodGoldcoWyard offers decades of experience in material handling, coupled with proven robotics technologies and capabilities," said Richard Owens, Western Regional Sales Manager. "Our new product offerings feature compact designs to save valuable floor space, handle multiple products in a single cell, utilize electro-servo-driven technology with no hydraulics, require less maintenance, and are designed to outlast conventional palletizing and depalletizing equipment."

ABOUT BARRY-WEHMILLER
Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. is a diversified global supplier of packaging, corrugating, and paper converting technology, as well as engineering consulting services, across a broad spectrum of industries. Barry-Wehmiller's balanced approach to the market is made possible through 10 interactive divisions:

Accraply, a leading manufacturer of automatic labeling and label converting and finishing systems; Barry-Wehmiller Company, manufacturing bottle washers and pasteurizers for more than 120 years; Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR), a pioneer in the creation, development, and integration of advanced information technology and engineering solutions; Design Group, a premier supplier of manufacturing automation, facility design, and other engineering consulting services; FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, a leading producer and supplier of advanced conveyance technology and product handling equipment; HayssenSandiacre, a form/fill/seal technologies and services leader for more than 100 years; MarquipWardUnited, a leading manufacturer of equipment for the corrugated and folded carton industries; Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), providing advanced converting, printing, and packaging technologies for the tissue, nonwovens, and flexible packaging industries since 1919; PneumaticScaleAngelus, a global provider for filling, capping, can seaming, labeling, and centrifugation; and Thiele Technologies, a leading producer of placing, bagging, cartoning, case packing, and palletizing equipment.

In fiscal year 2008, a combination of organic and acquisition growth is expected to grow Barry-Wehmiller's annual revenues to more than $1 billion for the first time in the company's 123-year history, with more than $300 million in markets outside the U.S.

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