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.
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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.
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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.

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.
Supplier News

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

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.


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