Case Studies

Controls & Automation

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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.
Controls Case Study
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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.
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.
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.
OEM Application Note
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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