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Rennco LLC: Rennco LLC: Servos, HMI, and set-up recipes enhance performance of vertical bagging machine Booth # N-4016

The Rennco Model 301SF packager features a servo driven seal system, which is integrated with an HMI and set-up recipes for rapid changeover and higher throughput. This all-electric machine reduces overall energy consumption up to 50 percent compared to conventional baggers.
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Industry’s first servo-based solution for triangulated retail ready trays
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Industry’s first servo-based solution for triangulated retail ready trays

IPak’s TF200 delivers speed, tray flexibility, and forming consistency in a simpler, easier to maintain design than traditional mechanical solutions. Additional benefits include modular construction for easy integration and maintenance, fewer wear parts, precise control, and reliable operation in demanding locations. Booth # N-4006
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Machine Product Brief
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Filler/capper benefits from integrated HMI/control

Chase-Logeman Corporation, recognized as the 'originator of the compact monoblock filling machine,' has introduced integrated control for its FCC Series monobolock filling & screw capping machinery.
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Feature Article
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Time for the big show – PACK EXPO Chicago

Get the big picture – whether in your home theater or your packaging lines
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Controls Case Study
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Lean automation solutions to increase in popularity

IMS Research projects world sales revenue of operator terminals with embedded PLC hardware will rise from $99 million in 2011 to approximately $148 million in 2016.
Controls Product Brief
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Maple Systems: HMIs with advanced features

Three new HMI models from Maple Systems including a 7-in. (HMI5070P), 12.1-in. (HMI5121P), and 15-in. (HMI5150P) TFT touchscreen display, are housed in a sleek aluminum enclosure that is compact and resistant to corrosion, and are specifically designed for efficient graphic animation and heavy data processing.
Controls Product Brief
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Beckhoff Automation: Multi-touch control panel series

Designed for use under harsh industrial conditions as “built-in” or mounting arm devices, Beckhoff Automation’s new CP2xxx and CP3xxx Control Panel and Panel PC series feature a modern operating concept with multi-touch technology as well as a contemporary, elegant device design.
Hybrid printer
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Hybrid printer

At Achema 2012, Stephan Wengi, sales director for Hapa demonstrates a hybrid printer that offers two printing technologies in a single machine. At the first station, a flex print head prints non-variable information, while variable batch codes and details are printed digitally at a second station. The machine can print flex only, digital only, digital and flex, and be equipped with a different color UV-curable ink for both print methods.
Feature Article
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Remote Diagnostics at Coke Plant

Kai Mariappan, plant control specialist at the Egan, MN, plant of Coca Cola, shared with his audience in the packaging track an example of a successful remote diagnostics application for packaging and production.
Machine Case Study
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A Parking Revolution is Coming to the Urban Jungle

Parking in dense, urban environments will never be the same since Omron Automation & Safety and Auto Parkit teamed up to create a revolutionary, new automated parking garage concept launching in the United States in May. Here's how the companies teamed-up to make it happen.
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