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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Supplier News
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Beckhoff in joint venture to develop servo motors

The German-based supplier is linking up with Elau founder Erwin Fertig as part of a push to expand its Motion division.
Machine Product Brief
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Polypack Inc: Co-packer shrink bundler

Polypack’s Co-Packer TANGO24 shrink bundler runs both printed and clear film and accommodates loose, unsupported bottles, cans, cartons and trays.
Programming standards are the future
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Programming standards are the future

Resting firmly on the programming language standard PLCopen and the ‘packaging machine language’ known as PackML, this system represents the future of packaging.
APM shrink wrappers are fast, flexible and easy to control
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APM shrink wrappers are fast, flexible and easy to control

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.
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With iPALLETIZER® App, connect to your Columbia palletizer on your iPhone or iPad
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With iPALLETIZER® App, connect to your Columbia palletizer on your iPhone or iPad

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.
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