Schneider Electric will enhance their machine controller and I/O system with leading industrial technology.
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Schneider Electric confirms technology partnership with B&R

On October 12th, 2009 Schneider Electric announced the next step in the technology partnership with B&R to develop key product innovations.
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Easy dancerless web wind/undwind software module reduces packaging machine footprint, wear parts and maintenance.
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Dancer-less winding/unwinding streamlines design

Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions has added a new optional upgrade to its software library for integration of dancer-less web winding and unwinding mechanisms into packaging machinery.
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'One' solution for packaging at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

How collaboration with packaging machinery specialists can help lean out operations, streamline supply chains, conserve energy, fulfill sustainability initiatives. 
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Cost benefits of Connect-and-Pack

 
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Packaging Automation begins 5th year

Popular online publication specializes in innovative, automated packaging machinery, sponsored by Schneider Electric/ELAU.
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The P4 pick & place robot mechanics from Schneider Electric/ELAU Packaging Solutions is constructed of stainless steel. When spe
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New delta 3 robot touts 50% higher payload

In June 2009, Schneider Electric/ELAU Packaging Solutions will launch the next generation of its delta 3 robot arm mechanics.  The P4 represents a completely new design with an unprecedented payload capacity, and is also available in a washdown version.
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At the Packaging Automation Forum, Edson's Rob Hattin describes the global network that automation supplier Schneider Electric g
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Forum identifies packagers' automation challenges -- and new solutions

Kraft, Lance, Nestle, Pfizer, robot packaging OEM Edson, and others shared practical tips for making packaging operations more efficient at this year’s Packaging Automation Forum
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Traffic was good the first day of Westpack 2009
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Westpack 2009 appealed to recession-resilient industries

Combined in a multi-show environment, Westpack appealed to West coast medical, pharma and biopharm packagers.
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Discussing innovation at the ARC Automation Forum's packaging machinery track are (l to r) Rob Hattin of Edson Packaging Machine
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First ARC Forum to address packaging innovation

For the first time, the ARC Automation Forum devoted an entire track to packaging machinery.
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Swirl filling from PneumaticScaleAngelus makes a good investment to attract consumers to new combinations of your existing flavo
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Packaging automation delivers value for tough economy

With the recession ‘official,’ CPGs stand to win more sales and market share in 2009 through packaging innovation and efficiency than comparable investments.
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Bring data and stick to your knitting

“In God we trust. All others must bring data.”—William Edwards Deming
With individually driven servo bottle turning plates, containers remain precisely controlled and both bottle and label size and
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Upgrade to servo labeling

Multi-Tech Systems offers an economical way to increase the efficiency of existing rotary bottle labelers: retrofit with servos.
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Innovative packaging machinery OEMs are highlighted in blue on the official PMMI PACK EXPO floor plan.
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What's hot at PACK EXPO 2008

Delta robots, swirl fillers, sustainable packaging, totally automated changeovers – here’s how to experience the innovation.
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Switchback Group's new robotic case packer combining their flexible pack handling expertise, an ELAU delta 2 robot mechanism and
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Rethinking robotic case packing

To Switchback Group, its robot is much more than a case packer, it’s the centerpiece of ‘soft integration’ between packaging processes on a line.
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Z Automation Company's horizontal servo cartoner will be featured at PACK EXPO Booth N-3436.
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Servo cartoner delivers speed and accuracy

Z Automation’s latest Schneider Electric-equipped servo cartoner features motorized setup and remote diagnostics/operation.
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The 18-axis Douglas Invex® case packer is compact and runs at up to 17 cpm.
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18 servo modules power 17 cpm case/tray packer

Servo functionalities on Douglas Invex® case/tray packer prove popular with packagers.
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The Sustainable Packaging Forum grapples with the challenges of sustainability and identifies directions, enabling technologies
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ELAU addresses machinery at Sustainable Packaging Forum

It’s far too easy to forget the critical role of packaging machinery to achieve sustainability initiatives. Is there a collaboration gap?
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At 45 bpm, New England Machinery's NESHC-S single head servo capper can do the job of some more costly rotary cappers, ideal for
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New servo capper suits mail order pharmacies

Mail order pharmaceutical providers find a single head servo capper from New England Machinery (PACK EXPO booth S-1648) ideal for fast turnarounds and short runs.
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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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OEMs: even if you're not exhibiting at interpack 2008, get over there and see for yourself what new packaging systems are enteri
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What makes interpack so important?

Guest editorial: the biggest packaging show on earth is also among the most influential. Plenty of corporate packaging machinery buyers from the Fortune 500 attend. Why do only 10% of North American OEMs exhibit there? By John Kowal ELAU Inc. Global Marketing Manager
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ELAU implements Weihenstephan Standard

Vertical integration with PacDrive
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ELAU's new delta robot mechanics, together with its popular robotic software library, simplify packaging machinery designers' ab
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Delta robot mechanics new from ELAU

With expiration of key patents, packaging machine designers now have the option of designing or purchasing delta picker robot arms from ELAU. The purpose-built robot mechanics complement ELAU’s robotic library.
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Pro Pack Systems' new case printer, erector and bottom sealer is designed for multiple changeovers per shift.
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More innovations from PELV 2007

The hot new machines were selling off the floor at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. Why? Innovations that improve the quality, efficiency and flexibility of packaging operations.
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Innovation abounded at PELV 2007

The buzz at PACK EXPO Las Vegas? Packaging systems that change the game in terms of performance, sustainability, efficiency, robotics, information management.
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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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The 2007 Sustainable Packaging Forum addresses a major trend in which packaging machinery will play a key role.
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Sustainability: buzz or business?

Why did packaging automation supplier ELAU participate in the recent Sustainable Packaging Forum? Because enabling technology will make the difference between achieving sustainability and tomorrow’s cliché. Why did packaging automation supplier ELAU participate in the recent Sustainable Packaging Forum? Because enabling technology will make the difference between achieving sustainability and tomorrow’s cliché.
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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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ELAU is hosting the PMMI risk assessment seminar at the company's technical center, convenient to Chicago's O'Hare airport.
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PMMI risk assessment seminar at ELAU

Coming to Chicago April 17-18, hosted by member company ELAU, the PMMI Risk Assessment & PackSafe® training seminar is a hands-on workshop for packagers and OEMs alike
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New ARC report states that "it is imperative to evaluate iSH (intelligent servo module) technology because otherwise an OEM's ma
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ARC report praises modular servo concept

Analyst report urges OEMs to adopt new intelligent servo module technology ‘without delay to gain first-mover advantage.’
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The new Puerto Rico Convention Center has been the site for two Interphex shows on the island, which is home to many pharmaceuti
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Pharma packagers seek solutions at Interphex Puerto Rico

Strong attendance demonstrates relevance of a new multivendor end-of-line packaging integration initiative.
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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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With the new PacDrive™ iSH Series Intelligent Servo Module, ELAU is once again changing how the best packaging machinery is
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Intelligent Servo Modules make packaging machines simpler, compact, modular, agile

Pushing ‘light years beyond' previous integrated servos, ELAU's new Intelligent Servo Modules change how packaging machines are designed – yet again. ARC analysis reports ELAU ‘is showing the motion control market how to design product.'
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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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Fallas Automation has leveraged ELAU's robotic software library and inherent software modularity to streamline development and u
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Fallas Automation's Adabot™ lets packagers 'add a robot'

Built for speed and agility, new R700 Adabot™ robotic case packer tracks and picks products on the fly. But that's not all. Plug and play robot cells can be readily added for increased productivity.
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ELAU has become one of the first to join PMMI in the new Supplier Member category.
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ELAU, the world's only automation supplier with its total focus on packaging, is among the fir

Having demonstrated overwhelming commitment to the global packaging machinery industry, ELAU is proud to earn the privilege of the new Supplier Member category in “the most effective advocate organization among North American manufacturing industries today.”
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On the Model K503-SF case sealer, the controls components specified by Klippenstein are streamlined and compact enough to help t
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Simpler is better

Simplified wiring requirements and a reduction in components needing to be inventoried are key gains yielded by this move toward standardization.
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Schneider Electric’s Industrial Automation Controls Group created an Applications Solutions Department to develop customized solutions that meet and exceed the requirements of equipment manufacturers and their customers.
Christopher Zei, president of ELAU in North America, presents automation trends at PMMI's 2005 annual national meeting.
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Are you ready for lean design?

Opening presenter at PMMI’s annual meeting, ELAU NA president Christopher Zei described how packaging machine OEMs can reduce Total Cost to Develop along with packagers’ TCO.
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ELAU has published free PELV guides  highlighting examples of the best machines at the show, available at the Exhibitor Lounge,
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NEWS FROM PACK EXPO 2005

Guess what? There is a free lunch, at least for ELAU customers at PACK EXPO Las Vegas this year.
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O-I officially opened a glass manufacturing plant in Windsor, CO, which will produce more than 1 billion bottles annually.
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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R.A. Jones & Co. Inc.
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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Schneider Electric acquires Elau AG

Schneider Electric has acquired the outstanding shares of Elau AG.
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Schneider Electric acquires Elau AG

Schneider Electric has acquired the outstanding shares of Elau AG.
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Modular distributed I/O

The Telemecanique Advantys OTB from Schneider Electric is the latest addition in a family of smart, modular distributed I/O products optimized for use in modular distributed I/O architectures.
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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Exact Packaging, Inc.
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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Schneider and Elau make announcement

Schneider Electric of Rueil-Malmaison, France, and Elau AG of Marktheidenfeld, Germany, announced on March 18 that the two firms were entering into a "close cooperation in the automation of packaging machines."
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Schneider and Elau enter into partnership

Schneider Electric and Elau AG have formed a strategic partnership whereby Schneider acquires a 46.5% stake in Elau AG Germany.
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More Plug-and-Pack at Pack Expo Las Vegas

Machine builders and packagers buy into the Plug-and-Pack vision of "best practices" automation guidelines for maximum business benefit.
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Power: U.S. losing a prime advantage?

For the last 20 years, one of the biggest question marks for manufacturers that wanted to begin production on a global basis has been this: Can we count on consistent, clean power?