As baby boomers continue to age and adherence packaging becomes more important than ever, one clever company built a 134-axis servo-driven system to crank out lots and lots of blister-style adherence packs.
Brewers who are looking at various automation solutions, including automated data acquisition software, to help them cope with rapid growth should keep one thing in mind: Keep operations data in its own network and have it report out to an enterprise network. Otherwise, bandwidth issues could surface, and plant floor operations could be negatively affected.
There’s no place like interpack to see the latest in packaging machinery controls and automation. Here are just two examples of what the world’s largest packaging show had on display in the cartoning sector.
Balluff's new BVS Universal Vision Sensor provides 360° part position detection, defect finding, contour based counting and matching, bar code reading (linear and 2D DM), and OCV, and comes with a serial port and digital I/O.
Pepperl+Fuchs’ IO-Link compatible Series IO ultrasonic sensors with pushbutton programming provide fast and easy on-site sensor parameterization without software, and unlock a series of control functions that customize the sensor for installation in the most challenging environments.