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>p PRODUCERS schneider packaging equipment co. inc. Leading the Pack Efficient solutions from Schneider Packaging pay for themselves. By Cathy Kallas “Every product has a personality,” Zarnowski explains. “A gable top dairy container, for example, may be coated or uncoated, cold or warm, and each behaves differently at time of manufacture. We work to understand and accommodate that personality. We design a personality-specific solution that incorporates calculating throughput rates, ergonomic flow throughout the facility, and changeover rates.” Product personality includes understanding the product inside the container. “We have to take the product characteristics into account,” Zarnowski states. “Understanding that ice cream cones, for example, need to be handled gently, we need to process them at high speeds while being gentle to avoid damage to the product. Our engineering staff looks at what solutions we have designed for similar products or look to solutions we have developed in other market segments to come up with a solution for the new product.” Incorporating more robotics has increased efficiency greatly. Schneider continues to expand its technology in product handling as part of its continuous cycle of improvement. It has been using smaller, less costly robots for product orientation for carton loading, case packing and palletizing. By using vision guidance, robots capture images to determine location and for quality checks such as verifying count, size and label verification. They use very small, end-of-arm tooling for fast pick-andplace of individual items. These robots are capable of performing 120 picks per minute depending on the robot model and application. A recent co-packing project had many variables to consider. “Our client had a machine for a bagged product,” >> Schneider Equipment Co. Inc. says it provides customers with equipment that can meet all of their packaging needs. dding an automated packaging system can save countless manhours and provide streamlined operations. Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc. takes the guesswork out of getting a product to market quickly and efficiently with its automated end-of-line packaging solutions for the food, beverage, tissue, paper, pharmaceutical and plastics markets. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Schneider built its success by providing innovative end of line packaging solutions for manufacturers. The company is an expert in cartoning, case packing, palletizing, robotics and full-line integration taking the customer’s primary package to unit loads ready to ship. Schneider lends its expertise by designing packaging solutions that focus on reducing costs while increasing production. company profile “Manufacturers are always looking for ways to streamline their production,” says Terry Zarnowski, sales and Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc. marketing director. “We provide automated end-of-line solutions that increase productivity with faster throughHQ: Brewerton, N.Y. Specialty: End-of-line put rates, flexibility for current and future needs, fast packaging systems changeover time, and safety. We design efficient and reTerry Zarnowski, sales and marketing director: “We design tailor liable solutions that fit all their needs.” made end-of line packaging soluSchneider works closely with customers to develop tions to maximize our customer’s value proposition and efficiency.” packing solutions to fit a need. When designing a solution, they start by understanding the issue at the product level. A 126 food and drink • spring 2011 •

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Food and Drink - Spring 2011
Tableside Chat
Table of Contents
News a la Carte
Current Events
FAD Exclusive
A Ripening Field
History in the Making
New Wine Paradigm
Don Sebastiani & Sons/ The Other Guys
St. Julian Winery
Ste. Genevieve Winery
Herzog Wine Cellars
Meier’s Wine Cellar
Oak Ridge Winery
Producers: Keeping Trade Secrets
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
Gel Spice Co. LLC
Vegetable Juices Inc.
Royal Caribbean Bakery/Caribbean Food Delights
Red Stripe Beer
Robertet Flavors
Annabelle Candy
Andrea Foods
Anchor Brewing
F&F Foods
Santa Sweets Inc.
Hillside Candy
Ricos Products
Sethness Greenleaf Inc.
Wunder-Bar: Automatic Bar Controls
Antigua Distillery
AMES International
Amato’s Bakery
Charlie’s Pride Meats
Citromax Group of Companies
Diamond Bakery
Grindmaster- Cecilware Corp.
Heartland Mill
Kirschenman Enterprises
Rakhra Mushroom Farm
FAME Food Management
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd.
Sparrer Sausage Co. Inc.
Jamaican Teas Ltd.
Westminster Cracker Co.
Distributors: Don’t Risk It
The Fricks Company
U.S. Foodservice – Milwaukee Division
Arizona Select Distribution
Fairway Packing Co.
Ingredient Innovations
J.J. Taylor Distributing Co. of Minnesota Inc.
Mastronardi Produce
Milne Fruit Products Inc.
Pellerito Foods
Albion Fisheries Ltd.
RPE Inc.
Retailers: Savoring the Moment
Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Quick Chek
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sendik’s Fine Foods Inc.
Zaro’s Bakery
Balboa Brands
Restaurants: Toss Around Ideas
Sizzler USA
Dick’s Last Resort
Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
Liberty Entertainment Group
Roly Poly Franchise Systems
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Winger’s USA Inc.
Bensi Restaurant Group Inc.
Leo’s Coney Island
Three Things

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