Podcast: Packaging World’s Pat Reynolds caught up with Robert Lowe, executive director of the Control System Integrators Association, and asked for a few highlights from CSIA’s stimulating panel presentation at The Automation Conference 2013.
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Dr. Niaz Latif, Dean of the School of Technology and Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology at Purdue University Calumet, was among those who attended The Automation Conference. He talks with Packaging World’s Pat Reynolds about a stimulating presentation by Arnav Anand of The Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at UC Berkeley.
At The Automation Conference 2013, contract OTC pharma manufacturer Perrigo presented their Stage By Component process, where Automated Guided Vehicles bring packaging materials to packaging lines on demand. Packaging World’s Pat Reynolds talks with Perrigo’s Trent Martin, Lean Sigma Black Belt, about the project.
Sato’s Linux and Mac OS X drivers have been developed for use with its thermal printers, allowing Linux and OS X users to integrate thermal printing seamlessly into their computing system for simple and convenient support of SOHO (small office home office) and enterprise based printing needs.
Keynote session number one this morning at The Automation Conference provided a unique glimpse into how challenging but potentially rewarding it can be when the IT folks and the Automation folks find ways to work cooperatively.
New Downstacker series palletizers from TopTier support from 11 to 30 high performance drives to maximize performance. The control technology, from B&R Industrial Automation, has reduced wiring, simplified startup and maintenance.
Krones’ award-winning EvoLite packaging machine produces revolutionary packaging for plastic bottles in the form of strapped packs with integrated handles that do not use shrink wrap as secondary packaging, reducing both the amount of required energy and plastic by 75%.