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Integrated safety system solves e-stop problem

Outdated drives, relay logic and PLCs running on proprietary software, which was making them increasingly difficult to operate, maintain and support
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Small but mighty beer canning for craft brewers

Wild Goose Engineering may be new to the packaging machinery manufacturing game, but its MC-250 system for canning of craft brews is hitting on all cylinders.
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Does PackML hinder the OEM’s ability to differentiate?

In a recent discussion on PMMI’s LinkedIn Group, James Laverdiere of KleenLine Corp. opined that it was time for broad industry adoption of PackML, describing it as “a standardized language that delivers great improvements for packaging operations.” Here are the two comments that were posted:
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Top five presentations at The Automation Conference

Plant security, Industrial Ethernet Protocol speeds, rapid robotic changeover in food plants and SCADA migration projects were just some of the topics covered at The Automation Conference held in Chicago last May.
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Want more production out of packaging equipment?

More and more packaged goods companies are turning to the performance indicator known as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) to wring more production out of existing packaging equipment.
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What you need to know about the market for servos and steppers

Increasing investments in end-user segments such as automotive, industrial automation, and packaging will enhance growth prospects for servo and stepper systems in Europe.
Stepper motor terminals (above) do a good job of controlling  the four stepper motors used on the Model Ceflex-21.
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Stepper motors for actuation on bag-in-box machine

Speed, flexibility, and cost—few machine characteristics are in demand to the extent that these three are. Pattyn meets this trend head on with a PC-based control platform.
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Nestle articulates PackML's benefits

Nestle’s Bryan Griffen delivered an update on OMAC Packaging Workgroup initiatives at the Automation Conference, held in Chicago May 22-23, providing a view of the benefits to come with the new standard.
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How to build better packaging lines by leveraging standards organizations

The Automation Conference, held in Chicago May 22-23, was characterized chiefly by two things: networking opportunities extraordinaire and great speakers.
This 48-count multipack is one of many finished formats that Bonomi is able to make on its fast, flexible line.
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Servos serve up speed and flexibility

Baker of ladyfingers relies on servos, vertical accumulation buffer, and multipacker redundancy to run 180 12-count primary packs/min into a variety of secondary packs.
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Optimizing pallet wrapping efficiencies

Capturing data and making it actionable is at the heart of most controls, Information Technology, and integrated automation initiatives out there today.
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Automation to be featured at drinktec 2013

Held September 16-20 in Munich, Germany, drinktec will have a prominent focus on process automation, control, and information technology.
Simulation software helped cut by a third the amount of design time required on the servo-powered CELOX cartoner.
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Optimizing machine control through simulation software

A 3-D CAD mechanical design software linked to Allen-Bradley mechanical, controls, and electrical design software lets machine designers size and select motors and drives.
OEE, Six Sigma Secrets
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Pepsi bottler shares secrets of OEE, Six Sigma, Lean

Pepsi Bottling Ventures boosts uptime, improves OEE scores 21 points, adds more than an hour to daily productivity and covers automation costs in one year in Nampa, Idaho, the project's leader told attendees learned in a packaging session at The Automation Conference.
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PackML as 'enabler'

Among the participants in a packaging machinery automation roundtable discussion that takes place tomorrow at The Automation Conference is Tom Doney, Nestle Engineering and leader of the OMAC Packaging Workgroup’s PackAdvantage committee.

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