In-Line Palletizers feature robotic case divider/turner.

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Using one or more robotic arms for pattern forming, PL-950 Series is suited for small packages and complex patterns. Hybrid systems achieve packaging rates in excess of 100 cases/min. New patterns can be programmed from Human-Machine Interface, facilitating product reconfiguration. Model PL-951 features single layer accumulation zone for high-speed applications, while Model PL-952 includes 2 layer accumulation zones for very high-speed applications.



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FKI Logistex Launches PL-950 Series Palletizer at PACK EXPO 2008



Hybrid in-line palletizer features a robotic case divider/turner and is ideal for small packages and complex patterns

(ST. LOUIS: November 12, 2008) FKI Logistex® (www.fkilogistex.com), a global leader in integrated material handling solutions, launched its PL-950 Series hybrid in-line palletizer at the PACK EXPO 2008 exhibition in Chicago, Ill. The PL-950 uses one or more robotic arms for pattern forming, making it ideal for handling small finished case sizes, multiple product formats, and complex patterns.

Designed with high-speed and flexibility in mind, the PL-950 Series is capable of achieving packaging rates in excess of 100 cases per minute. New patterns can be programmed from the Human-Machine Interface (HMI), allowing for fast and easy product reconfiguration and quick line changeover. The PL-950 also gently handles products with minimal secondary packaging, without compromising the integrity of the finished product.

"The PL-950 Series palletizer provides the speed and flexibility today's manufacturers need," said Steve Ackerman, president, FKI Logistex, North America. "FKI Logistex remains on the forefront of high-speed palletizing technologies that enable our customers to efficiently handle changing product package configurations."

The PL-950 Series is available in two models, the PL-951 and the PL-952, each with the option of one or two robotic arms. The PL-951 model features a single layer accumulation zone for high-speed applications, while the PL-952 model includes two layer accumulation zones for very high-speed applications.

For more information on the PL-950 product family and other technologies from FKI Logistex, please visit booth #S-1582 at PACK EXPO 2008, November 9-13. For more information on FKI Logistex high-speed palletizing solutions, please visit www.fkilogistex.com/palletizing/solutions.aspx

For sales and marketing information, please Martin Clark, director, marketing and business development, FKI Logistex North America, by phone at +1 314 872 5816 or by e-mail at martin.clark@fkilogistex.com.

About FKI Logistex

FKI Logistex® (www.fkilogistex.com) is a leading global provider of automated material handling solutions, supplying its customers with an integrated set of leading-edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, robotic and conventional palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order fulfillment systems, RFID implementation, EDS integration, baggage handling systems, warehouse control systems, and total material handling automation.

FKI Logistex provides material handling solutions for airports, postal facilities, parcel distribution, manufacturing operations, library automation, and for warehouse and distribution facilities. With projects that include many of the world's largest and most advanced material handling operations, FKI Logistex has manufacturing, engineering and support facilities around the world. For more information on FKI Logistex, click here to visit the FKI Logistex media center. For general sales information, contact FKI Logistex by phone at +1 877 935 4564 in North America, +44 (0) 870 350 3055 in Europe, or +86 21 62522211 in Asia. Contact FKI Logistex by e-mail at info@fkilogistex.com.

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