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PMMI strengthens relationship with OMAC

PMMI has announced that it will provide staff support to further the mission of OMAC, the Organization for Machine Automation and Control.
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Getting personal

The commercial printing industry has a technology that could migrate to packaging and have a sizable impact. It’s called personalization, and it rests on a three-legged stool of variable printing, affinity marketing, and automated route sequencing.
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Streamlined controls platform for robotic case packer

Proprietary robotic controllers are out and a familiar look and feel are in now that one controls platform is used across the entire robot case packer.
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Three more packaging trends for 2011

The last edition of this Machine Automation Insights newsletter carried three trends to anticipate in the coming year. They came from John Kowal, packaging market development manager at B&R Industrial Automation. Here are the three more trends worth monitoring, says Kowal.
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CombiScale Inc: Combination scale

The PrimoWeigher™ combination scale from CombiScale Inc. provides an open frame design, integrates several software features and includes several USB ports, digital cameras and headsets.
M. Jacob & Sons, a family-owned packaging company, celebrated 125 years in business.
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Industry watch

 
Next-gen HMI. The next-generation stretch hooder (above) has an operator interface (left) that is intuitive and easy to use.
Machine Case Study
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HMI inspired by iPads and ATMs

The engineers who designed this servo-driven, eight-axis stretch hooder were determined to make it more user-friendly and intuitive.
Machine Product Brief
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Loma Systems: Metal detection for pharma applications

Loma Systems’ IQ+ Pharma metal detection system for inspection of pills and tablets is constructed of a hygenic, easily-cleaned inspection environment: all contact points are made from high-grade plastic and mirrored stainless steel to provide easy cleaning and prevention of cross contamination.
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Dorner Mfg. Corp.: Conveyor for tight-space packaging

Dorner’s 3200 Series iDrive belt conveyor provides fast speeds, heavy weight capacity and indexing capabilities, in a space-saving design.
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Squid Ink: Hi-resolution printing system

Squid Ink’s AutoPilot® hi-resolution ink jet printing system prints hi-resolution characters and other product information directly on porous or non-porous products at an affordable price.
 
 

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