Is it a robot? A top loader?  A side loader?
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Is it a robot? A top loader? A side loader?

It’s all the above. Pro Pack Systems’ latest innovation is something you don’t see every day – a delta 3 robotic case packer. And it packs both horizontal and vertical pack patterns. PACK EXPO booth N-4457.
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The Packaging Line Performance workshop is an intensive, hands-on 2-day experience.
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OEE workshop message: just get started!

The first Packaging Line Performance workshop, co-sponsored by ELAU, Schneider Electric and Hartness International, and led by Paul Zepf, the respected OEE expert, yielded hands-on, practical lessons.
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ELAU implements Weihenstephan Standard

Vertical integration with PacDrive
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Packaging Automation magazine has a new website archiving all issues and articles: www.packagingautomation.net.
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Packaging Automation magazine gets its own website

The popular online magazine gets its own searchable archive site, helping packaging machinery specifiers and builders research innovative, modular machinery and automation trends in the packaging industry
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Stefan Aumann, Masterfoods
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Masterfoods Europe searches for modular packaging machinery

The concept of modular packaging machine design has multiple benefits, not the least of which is flexibility to respond to market requirements. This fact is increasingly influencing investment decisions.
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Douglas electrical engineering manager Joe Faust displays PackML information transmitted to his PDA from the company's new ELAU-
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Markem-Imaje: Markem-Imaje: Markem-Imaje: Markem-Imaje: Markem-Imaje: Markem-Imaje: Markem-Imaje: Markem-Imaje: Two OEMs demonstrate PackML. So, where are users?

Pneumatic Scale servo capping demo runs PackML V 3.0 and Douglas Machine communicates PackML from case packer to PDA, both implemented by ELAU PacDrive™ automation systems. But are user specifications forthcoming?
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World premier at PACK EXPO: once again, ELAU changes the way machines are designed by distributing motion around the machine wit
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Learn latest packaging automation trends at PACK EXPO

To help you plan your PACK EXPO 2006 show experience, here's an overview of packaging machinery automation-related show events and online resources from ELAU, the only automation supplier that specializes exclusively in packaging.
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Douglas 'low speed' case/tray packer is high on performance
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Douglas 'low speed' case/tray packer is high on performance

New Invex™ case/tray packer, equipped with ELAU's PacDrive™ automation system, delivers Douglas Machine flexibility, repeatability, durability and ease of maintenance in economical, low speed, compact footprint.
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END-OF-LINE OVERWRAPPER. The servo motor and the 1.2 GB Pentium M-based controller shown below are used across Sentry's new line
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Sentry wrapping machines leverage ELAU automation technology

A new family of end-of-line packaging equipment leverages PackML for a common look and feel across all machines in the family.
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At left in front row, Hershey speakers Joe Wagner and Wade Latz .
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Turning the tide in packaging automation

Our fourth and final Packaging Automation Forum report looks at the automation challenges still faced by packagers and how PAF participants are driving new technologies and standards to achieve their companies’ growth and profit objectives.
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Some OEMs have already overcome internal standards by offering packagers an automation solution with significant performance adv
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Packagers give OEMs more say in controls

Trend away from rigid control specifications gives OEMs freedom to work with the best control platform for their design, fosters innovation and cost savings.
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Make2Pack speakers at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, left to right: ELAU's John Kowal, Fred Putnam of MARKEM, Douglas Machine's Joe Faust,
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Maxed out on packaging productivity?

P&G, Douglas Machine, MARKEM and ELAU joint Conference presentation at PELV documents benefits of Make2Pack modularity in packaging machine design, deployment.
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IMA Model BFB CP18 side-loading case packer
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The road to Las Vegas: PFM does M2P, IMA intros BFB CP18, ARC on ELAU

This week’s PACK EXPO Preview explains an alphabet soup of acronyms: PFM announces a Make2Pack machine, IMA intros side-loading case packer, ARC automation analyst reviews ELAU acquisition
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Breakout session, working on action items at Make2Pack meeting
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Germany hosts largest ever Make2Pack working session

Diverse range of participants demonstrates European interest in contributing to the upcoming standard, from CPG leaders to OEMs to technology providers to associations
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The PFM Scirocco's hygienic design, fast hermetic sealing performance and control system based on OMAC Packaging Guidelines make
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PFM's new pharma-configured flow packer

PFM introduces a pharmaceutical flow packing with robotic infeed and vision capabilities
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The next Make2Pack meeting will be held in Marktheidenfeld, Germany immediately following the close of the Interpack show, April
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Make2Pack European meeting attracts Interpack attendees

28-29 April meeting is convenient for Interpack visitors to attend. M2P member company ELAU will host meeting near Frankfurt, Germany.
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Pouch, sachet, stick pack and other popular packaging processes are covered in the Flexible Packaging Conference paper "What a F
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What a package designer should know about packaging machinery

At the Flexible Packaging Conference 2005, ELAU’s John Kowal helps packagers coordinate great package designs with the right machinery to run the packages efficiently.
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Packaging machines 'go Mod' -- groundbreaking ARC report

Raise the value of packaging machinery by using modular software development practices
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The OMAC Packaging Workgroup has developed Guidelines based on international standards being adopted by packaging machinery buil
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Packagers to benefit from ISA--OMAC merger

ELAU, with ties to ISA and OMAC, already sees a convergence in the Make2Pack initiative, integrating best of breed automation solutions across the supply chain.
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ELAU, becoming recognized as the world's trend setter in packaging automation, has clear reasons for supporting the Make2Pack in
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Don't miss "Make2Pack"

Why ELAU supports a new standards effort to streamline the supply chain by integrating manufacturing with packaging.
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At first glance, the IEC 61131-3 programming language standard makes today's control platforms appear very similar. But be sure
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Packaging automation standards: what's under the hood?

Standardization makes machine controls look the same – and that’s a good thing. But look under the hood and you’ll see important differences.
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Capmatic's new servo piston fillers are fast -- up to 150 bpm - and flexible - handling a wide range of containers without chang
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Capmatic servo filler is flexible, precise

New piston filler uses ELAU’s PacDrive for fast fills accurate to +/- 0.2%, regardless of bottle geometry.
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IWK's new 600 bpm BP Series blister machines complement a full line of primary and secondary packaging machinery.
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IWK launches blister machines

IWKA PacSystems offers the first of a new series of IWK blister packing machines, the advanced BP Series, which are automated with ELAU’s PacDrive automation system.
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Pneumatic Scale becomes the first U.S. company to introduce a servo-driven bottle capper, utilizing a unique ELAU servo technolo
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North America 'discovers' ELAU

Progressive OEMs and packagers exploit PacDrive automation technology in machines to debut at PACK EXPO 2004
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Sentry Equipment's new family of case, tray and shrink wrapping machinery is extremely modular. Shown here are integrated tray f
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Sentry: first with all OMAC Guidelines

Sentry’s new family of tray, pad, case packing and film overwrapping machines is the first designed in the US around the OMAC Packaging Guidelines
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The star of IWKA PacSystem's June 16-17 open house, IWK's new 600 bpm BP Series blister machines complement a full line of prima
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IWK launches blister machines

At its June 16-17 open house, IWK PacSystems will demonstrate the first of a new series of IWK blister packing machines, the advanced BP Series, which are automated with ELAU’s PacDrive automation system.
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PACK EXPO Las Vegas visitors learned that SIG will use ELAU's new PacDrive™ SCL-055 integral servo motor/drive on its next
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PACK EXPO automation highlights: Flexibility and efficiency top the list

Packaging automation highlights included major product announcements and a powerful case study at the Conference at PACK EXPO.
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Attracting talent: the view from Allmersbach
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A culture of packaging innovation

Harro Höfliger integrates production and packaging in modular Gen3 machinery.
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ISA conference now FREE!

Sold-out OMAC pavilion allows ISA to offer free admission to June technical conference for all.
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The PacDrive PackML development tool, available at <a href=\"http://www.elau.com/packml\">www.elau.com/packml</a>
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Best practices: implementing the PackML™ state model in Sequential Function Chart

While developing guidelines for interoperability, OMAC members recognized the fundamental benefit of a common state model and naming conventions for machine states.
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A software library of off-the-shelf, IEC conforming 'function blocks' simplifies packaging automation.  Shown here is ELAU's sof
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The best thing...since packaged bread

If you look at recent developments in packaging machinery automation, a lot has changed for the better. And it’s primarily been thanks to software advances.
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Interphex 2003: pharma shifts to Gen3 packaging

A technology shift is underway among pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract packagers.
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