Case Erector constructs RSC and HSC cases.

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Operating at speeds to 20 cases/min, CE 446 automatically selects, erects, squares, and seals bottom flaps of regular and half-slotted corrugated cases. Unit features Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLC control with diagnostic capabilities and opposing vacuum cups in erecting station that enable case to be separated during erection, breaking score lines. Machine changeover can occur in less than 3 min.

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Thiele Introduces New CE 446 Case Erector

Thiele Technologies is proud to introduce the CE 446, the newest design in their line of durable case erectors. The CE 446 automatically selects, erects, squares, and seals the bottom flaps of regular-slotted (RSC) and half-slotted (HSC) corrugated cases at speeds up to 20 cases per minute.

According to Stephen Kaye, Rigid Product Line Manager, "we've combined over 50 years of experience and expertise in case erecting design by using principles from our traditional line of Thiele equipment with design techniques employed by SWF Companies. Building with ideas from both groups, we've created not only a more efficient machine, but also a more efficient company."

Changeover can be accomplished in under 3 minutes, maximing production time and increasing throughput. The CE 446 features Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLC control with diagnostic capabilities, reducing downtime and making the machine simple to operate. Opposing vacuum cups in the erecting station allow the CE 446 to separate the case as it is erected, effectively breaking the case score lines. Soft metric design and reduced power consumption make this machine ideal for use worldwide.

About Thiele Technologies

Thiele Technologies, Inc. provides advanced high-speed packaging automation solutions to a variety of industries around the globe, including petro chemicals, fresh and frozen food, pet food, beverage, dairy, bakery, pharmaceutical, medical devices, cosmetics, horticultural, paper goods, consumer mailing and collating, and paint filling. With more than 70 years of service, Thiele leads the industry in the design, manufacture and integration of placing, bagging, cartoning, case packing, bliss and tray erecting, palletizing, and pre-made bag and pouch systems.

About Barry-Wehmiller

Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology solutions in packaging, corrugating and paper converting across a broad spectrum of industries.

Barry-Wehmiller's balanced approach to the market is made possible through nine interactive divisions: Accraply, Inc., a leading manufacturer of automatic labeling and label converting and finishing systems; Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Inc., a premier supplier of manufacturing automation, facility design, and other engineering consulting services; Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR), a global provider of business and technology solutions to the mid-market manufacturing domain; FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of automated can end and product handling equipment, advanced conveyance technology, palletizers, depalletizers, and process equipment; HayssenSandiacre, a form/fill/seal technologies and services leader for more than 100 years; MarquipWardUnited, Inc., a leading manufacturer of equipment for the corrugated and folded carton industries; Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), providing high-performance converting machinery for the global tissue, nonwovens, package printing, and envelope manufacturing industries; PneumaticScaleAngelus, a global provider for filling, capping, can seaming, labeling, and centrifugation; and Thiele Technologies, Inc., a leading producer of placing, feeding, bagging, cartoning, case packing, robotic, premade bag and pouch, and palletizing equipment.

In fiscal year 2010, Barry-Wehmiller leveraged a strategic combination of organic and acquisition growth to achieve revenues surpassing $1 billion. Barry-Wehmiller now employs more than 5,500 team members in over 65 locations worldwide.

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