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Flexible-package case-packing reduces material consumption and lowers labor costs

White paper from Goodman Packaging details the technical and operational factors of flexible-package case-packer automation.
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Video shows pick-and-place machine pack more than 200 products/min
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Video shows pick-and-place machine pack more than 200 products/min

New animated video shows Goodman Packaging Equipment’s Universal Pick & Place Robot, which features a multi-axis packing system to pack flexible or rigid products into cases or trays at speeds over 200 ppm.
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Packaging Savings: How to Score Better with Corrugated Reductions

Top-loading wraparound technology from Goodman Packaging Equipment can reduce your corrugated and manpower needs for casing products, allowing you to ‘score’ better environmentally with retailers like Wal-Mart while saving costs. Comments from two end users bolster the case for top loading.
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The session comparing Germany's strength in mechatronics education to America's skills gap ended on an upbeat note with the anno
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Turning around 'das boot'

What began as a sad look at the skills gap between U.S. and European packaging automation curricula concluded with a pleasant surprise announcement by Purdue University Calumet.
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'PELS' debuts at 'PELV'

The Packaging End-of-Line Solutions (PELS™) alliance will be represented by its member companies at their PACK EXPO Las Vegas (PELV) 2007 exhibits. PELS is dedicated to providing integration and post-sale responsibility for multi-vendor secondary packaging systems.
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Goodman's Kurt Larson holds one of ELAU's PacDrive Intelligent Servo Modules and its unique, quick-connect cable.  A conventiona
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Goodman documents modular servo benefits

Goodman Packaging Equipment, the first company to introduce a machine using ELAU’s new Intelligent Servo Module technology, documents cost, cabinet space and time savings that help implement its lean manufacturing strategy.
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Speakers at Packaging Automation Forum included General Mills, Frito-Lay, Nestlé, Tropicana, Eli Lilly, Procter & Gamble and
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General Mills: packaging equipment must be 'worth it'

At the second annual Packaging Automation Forum sponsored by ELAU and other automation suppliers, packagers zeroed in on the supply chain impact of flexible, standards-based automation technologies on the packing floor. The keynote speaker in particular nailed the topic.
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Z Automation's cartoning and sleeving systems are already among the fastest and most flexible in the world.
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Fast cartoners get added boost

Switching from PLC to ELAU’s PacDrive as its standard automation platform gives Z Automation’s high speed machines even greater speed and flexibility
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The fortresses of Old San Juan overlook the city.  Puerto Rico has become a pharmaceutical manufacturing mecca, with its own Int
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Interphex Puerto Rico to feature PELS session

Pharmaceutical companies in Puerto Rico will explore the latest options in Packaging End-of-Line Solutions (PELS) during a special luncheon meeting at Interphex Puerto Rico.
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PACK EXPO party with a purpose: At its House of Blues® Chicago event, ELAU expressed its gratitude to customers and industry
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Pack Expo sets high expectations for machine innovation

Highlights included fast and adaptable robots, intelligent servo modules, machines communicating to PDAs, plug-and-play machine modules…and the event of the year, hosted by ELAU at House of Blues® Chicago.
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Goodman Packaging Equipment's 'Three-in-One' case erector/packer/sealer is the world's first machine to employ ELAU's new PacDri
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Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Goodman 'Three-in-One' packer scores a 'first'

Goodman's ‘Three-in-One' case erector/packer/sealer is the world's first machine to employ ELAU's new Intelligent Servo Module, a breakthrough in modular packaging automation
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ARC's new report is titled Packagers' Automation Specifications Must be Aligned with Business Strategies and Foster Innovative M
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ARC report challenges status quo in automation specifications

End users are beginning in earnest to throw out single vendor specs, citing need to align automation supplier capabilities with business strategies and foster innovations in packaging machine design. Packagers who’ve opened their control specs experience reduced delivery times, cost savings and performance guarantees.
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