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Pro Mach’s comprehensive PackML strategy – a win-win

Mark Ruberg, Pro Mach’s Director of Corporate Business Collaboration, describes the effort across Pro Mach to strategically implement PackML and ensure lowest total-cost of ownership for customers and streamlined development for the Pro Mach businesses.
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Machine Product Brief
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ID Technology introduces new PackML compliant Model 255 label printer applicator

ID Technology has once again expanded their extensive line of Label Printer Applicators with the Model 255, the first ID Technology Label Printer Applicator designed to be PackML compliant.
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Video: Matrix introduces the new Metis continuous & intermittent motion vertical form-fill-seal machine
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Video: Matrix introduces the new Metis continuous & intermittent motion vertical form-fill-seal machine

While other continuous motion bagging machines are locked into a narrow band of production speeds that make it hard to accommodate changes in product flow, the new Matrix Metis™ PackML compliant machine can operate effectively over a wide range of speeds and dependably produce quality packages hour after hour.
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Column/Opinion
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OMAC Packaging Workgroup elaborates on plans for standardized HMI

Recently in this space we presented a summary of a Webinar in which Nestle’s Bryan Griffen, manager of electrical and automation engineering and chairman of the OMAC Packaging Workgroup, outlined Nestle’s perspective on the business value of OMAC PackML.
Feature Article
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PackML + PackSpec = packaging’s future

A joint meeting of the Organization for Machine Automation & Control’s PackML and PackSpec committees recently took place in Atlanta.
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Controls Case Study
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Controls trends to look for in 2013

As in 2011 and 2012, director of business development John Kowal of B&R brings us a look at trends in packaging machinery control and automation. This time around, he also recommends a few action items.
Nestlé demonstrates power of OMAC
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Nestlé demonstrates power of OMAC

Nestlé showed how standards like PackML increase the productivity and innovation of packaging lines.
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Feature Article
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Advanced packaging technologies highlight the show

At a sold-out PACK EXPO show in Chicago, automated packaging technologies were definitely the star of the show, as the video reports in this issue of Automation Strategies attest.
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Machine Case Study
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Nestlé makes its OMAC demo public for first time

At its headquarters in Switzerland, Nestlé engineers worked with preferred packaging suppliers B&R Industrial Automation, Rockwell, Schneider and Siemens to demonstrate that the different controls platforms can communicate with each other using international standards such as PackML.
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PackML's potential. Bryan Griffen, global automation and engineering manager at Nestle, told PAF attendees that broader acceptan
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Tips on being an effective plant manager

Whether you’re a plant manager already or a plant manager wannabe, you would have found considerable value in this year’s Packaging Automation Forum. Here are a few highlights.

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