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Environmentally sound compressor
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Environmentally sound compressor

Gardner Denver demonstrates its EnviroAire water-flooded rotary screw oil free compressor. The machine is ISO class 0, and silicon free, which can be key depending on the application.
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Smart phone-style controls deliver simplicity, reliability
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Smart phone-style controls deliver simplicity, reliability

The new Spectra 30 control system from Nordson simplifies set-up and operation in hot melt adhesive application. Real-time, on-screen system status and adjustment deliver quick, easy control and product changeover.
Ventilation for wrapped pallets
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Ventilation for wrapped pallets

The Flexi-Rope option on the Muller Octopus stretch wrapper is a patented new feature that brings ventilation to pallet loads of hot-filled products, for example, that often need air circulation for a period of time after they've been palletized and wrapped.
Anti-vibration technology
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Anti-vibration technology

The Bosch-Rexroth anti-vibration technology, demonstrated on a two-axis delta style robot, makes it possible to increase packaging machinery speed by 33%.
Robotic top load case packer
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Robotic top load case packer

The RTLM (Robotic Top Loader) from Pearson Packaging Systems features a User Centric Design (UCD) that makes changeover, setup, and troubleshooting much easier and faster.
Pacing conveyor is flexible and fast
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Pacing conveyor is flexible and fast

Dorner Manufacturing has partnered with Yaskawa to develop the Smart Pace conveyor, which allows packagers to determine the space between packages' measurement that can be changed on-the-fly.
Sequence products for a mixed load to be built on stretch wrapper
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Sequence products for a mixed load to be built on stretch wrapper

Intelligrated's mixed-load order fulfillment system sequences products to be built, by robot, on a stretch wrapper. The system cubes out the load to determine what the order will need to look like, and the robot then sequences the order as necessary.
Mix & match panels, PCs
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Mix & match panels, PCs

The new automation panel 900 series from B&R ranges from 12" to 24" and uses both resistive, single-touch and capacitive multi-touch technology. For a lower barrier to entry and price point, the PC 2100 series is compact and can match with any panel.
Automatic blister packer reduces labor
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Automatic blister packer reduces labor

New from Starview, the Model FAB8-1418 fully automatic 8-station rotary blister sealer integrates an ESS Technologies' vision-guided robot to orient and pick-and-place product that is then packaged in a trapped blister at speeds to 18 to 20 cycles/min.
Reduce machine development time
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Reduce machine development time

Up to 80% of software engineering requirements are covered by Lenze's FAST application software.
Inspection system. The 3D Gocator inspection system (above) is at the heart of the overall inspection system in the schematic shown here.
OEM Application Note
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3D vision inspection assures cup quality

A sophisticated vision inspection system that provides nearly 130 profiles per cup at 600 cups/min is used for quality assurance in the commercial thermoforming of yogurt cups.
Supplier News
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Nor-Cal sells beer distribution business, continues branded & co-pack bottling

It's not the first time the California company, which co-packs beverages as well as its own Go Girl energy drinks, has shed distribution assets.
GENCO co-pack president Dave Mabon in Nulogy's booth at Pack Expo
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GENCO, Nulogy unveil jointly developed co-pack computer workstation

Companies launched hardware-and-software Production Command Center for contract packaging operations. It's the first fruits of an =R&D partnership between third-party logistics (3PL) firm GENCO and co-pack software leader Nulogy. (Story updated following Pack Expo 2014)
Feature Article
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Integrated labeler/topserter delivers performance of up to 200 BPM

The PES WL-200-TS is a fully integrated labeling and topserting system designed to reliably apply pressure sensitive labels and glue applied topserts to pharmaceutical bottles.
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Feature Article
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High-speed MAP packaging increases labor efficiency

M-Tek, a leader in Modified Atmosphere Packaging will be exhibiting our latest labor saving MAP packaging system in booth N-5877.
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Controls Product Brief
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Pepperl+Fuchs: UHF RFID reader

Compact and easy-to-integrate, F190 transmits data in bundles to maximize productivity and efficiency.
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Controls Product Brief
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Phoenix Contact: Industrial PCs

Phoenix Contact expands family of IP65 panel PCs with multitouch capability.
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Controls Product Brief
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B&R: Control panels require no hard wiring

B&R’s openSAFETY control panels allow safe data exchange over the bus system with just one cable and simple cabling of swing arm systems; hard wiring of E-stop, operating mode, and start buttons are unnecessary.

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