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Simulation software helped cut by a third the amount of design time required on the servo-powered CELOX cartoner.
Controls Case Study
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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.
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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.
Controls Case Study
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Developing network standards

Jeff Russell is Supply Chain Ops Manager-Factory Floor Automation at PepsiCo.
The drawing illustrates the construction of the unusual fluidic muscle.
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A bionic actuator

Based on a design derived from nature, the ‘fluidic muscle’ is a whole new breed of actuator that could have a big impact on the sealing of flexible films.
Controls Case Study
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Plant Asset Management systems show growth

The compelling case that Plant Asset Management (PAM) Systems provide for reducing operational costs while simultaneously improving performance is the primary factor driving growth of PAM.
Custom input adaptors are among the features that distinguish the new gearboxes.
Controls Case Study
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Case packer’s precision control a function of its gearboxes

High-efficiency, low-backlash gearboxes deliver precise actuation on this servo-controlled case/tray packer at speeds to 45 cases/min.
P&G’s Rob Aleksa, a long-time believer in the benefits of PackML.
Controls Case Study
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OMAC Packaging Workgroup--Is the Connect-and-Pack message being heard?

New leadership from Nestlé and increased participation from a number of other multi-national CPG companies make industry observers optimistic about the OMAC Packaging Workgroup.
Controls Case Study
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Standards drive manufacturing

“We’re convinced that OMAC comes with a payback.” Succinct and to the point, this comment by R&D equipment engineering manager Paul Redwood of Church & Dwight echoes the sentiments being expressed these days by engineering leaders and executives at a number of major Consumer Packaged Goods companies.
Controls Case Study
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Controls optimize machine speed relationships

Ken’s Foods recently installed a new bottling line in its Las Vegas plant for, among other things, Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce, the world’s leader in the category.
Drives are integrated directly with the motors outside of the control cabinet.
OEM Application Note
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Reducing case packer cost and complexity

Brenton engineers did everything they could to make a faster and simpler case packer. Creativity—and new technology—were the keys.
The extrusion laminator operates more efficiently than ever.
OEM Application Note
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New controls give aging extrusion lamination line new life

As customer requirements surpassed the capabilities of this aging behemoth, flexible packaging producer Amgraph breathed new life into it with new drives and controls.
Line for mascara bottles that uses the Remote Video Service.
OEM Application Note
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Machine builder provides remote service via VPN

Implementing secure VPN tunneling enables groninger to provide robust remote technical support to its pharmaceutical and cosmetics customers.
The ServOriginal pouching machine.
OEM Application Note
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Gearboxes bring dependability

On pouch machines running at up to 5,200/min, there’s no room for servo gearbox failure, says this OEM.
Close-up of the WF30 case erector, available with tape or glue-bottom sealing.
Controls Case Study
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Motion-enhanced case erector

A switch from pneumatics to servo-based motion is among the reasons this automatic case erector can reach speeds of 30/min and react to changing corrugated conditions.

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