M. Jacob & Sons, a family-owned packaging company, celebrated 125 years in business.
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Next-gen HMI. The next-generation stretch hooder (above) has an operator interface (left) that is intuitive and easy to use.
Machine Case Study

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

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.
Machine Product Brief

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.
Machine Product Brief

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.
Feature Article

Fearless predictions for 2011 - by Industry Leaders

It is almost the new year (as I write this), and that means it’s time for all kinds of articles that prognosticate about the future. So, let’s add another one to the pile and talk with some industry leaders about their predictions regarding 2011.

Packaging trends to watch in 2011

Last year we asked automation consultant John Kowal to present 6 trends to anticipate in the coming year. Here's what Kowal, who is now packaging market development manager at B&R Industrial Automation, for another round of trends.
Machine Product Brief

Paper Machinery Corp.: Servo-driven forming machine

The PMC 2000S cup and container forming machine from Paper Machinery Corporation uses servo drive technology throughout the entire machine to provide flexibility, speed, quick changeovers and low maintenance.
Materials Product Brief

Nomaco Engineered Foam Solutions: Biodegradable packaging foam

NomaGreen™ from Nomaco Engineered Foam Solutions is a biodegradable polyethylene packaging foam available in 2-in. thick, low-density PE plank sheets. 
23 axes. This combination case  packer/unitizer has 23 axes of motion, but thanks  to an integrated motor and drive approach it
Machine Product Brief

Bosch Rexroth Corp.: Bosch Rexroth Corp.: Integration is the core of this OEM's business model

Packaging machinery OEM Aagard specializes in working with companies looking for machine innovation they aren’t able to find elsewhere. Servo technology is a key enabler.


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