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.
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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.
From American Packaging Machinery, a series of continuous motion servo shrink wrapping systems runs a wide variety of films at speeds up to 200+ packages per minute and are now available with automation technology from B&R.
One of the many benefits of a PC-based human machine interface is the ability to tap into the mainstream consumer electronics world, as Columbia Machine demonstrated at PACK EXPO 2010 with a WiFi connection, smart phone, iPad and HMI from B&R running Windows XPe.
Using film as thin as 30 microns, low energy consumption shrink tunnel and 17 high efficiency B&R servo motors, OCME's sustainable shrink-wrap packer doesn't miss a beat on throughput, changeover, ease of use and maintainability, either.