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ELAU now offers delta robot 'kits' in addition to a robotic software library, giving more packaging machinery designers easy acc
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Embedding robotic functionality in packaging machinery

Part 1 of a 2-part series explores the trend toward packaging machinery integrating purpose-built robotic capabilities.
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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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Are packaging operations contributing to business objectives?  Are they as efficient as you would like?  Let ARC know by taking
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Take the ARC survey on Packaging Operations Automation

Help ARC identify the next important trends in packaging technologies and best practices – and get a free copy of the results.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ELAU's Matt DeLuca briefs PMMI member engineering managers on the power of embedded robotics at the February Tech Talks workshop
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PMMI technical workshop highlights robotics

Tech Talk series kicks off with robot safety and ELAU’s trend-setting approach to embedding robotic modules in packaging machines.
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2006: what's in store for packaging machinery?

2005 was a year of notable firsts, and 2006 promises even more generational change in packaging efficiency, functionality and flexibility.
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A massive Twinline robot from IWKA's A+F Automation at PACK EXPO.  Carbon fiber construction and ELAU PacDrive automation help t
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PACK EXPO 2005 shatters status quo

Unleashing the power of modular packaging machinery…conference session documenting development cost savings…robotic capabilities capture the imagination.
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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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This Pester PEWO-pack 450 Compact film wrapping machine has integrated the newly developed pac robot 3 for reliable picking, col
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Pester's 'pac robot'

A new generation of robotic modules without proprietary robot controllers
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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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TMC's radically new, ELAU-powered Zero™ tissue roll wrapper will run at the March 30-31 open house held by Aantec at their
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TMC debuts new tissue roll wrapper at Aantec customer event

A live demonstration of Tissue Machinery Company’s fast and flexible new Zero™ wrapper will highlight Appleton, WI-based Aantec’s March 2004 customer open house.
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PacDrive™ C200
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Big automation news at PACK EXPO

Significant product launches are slated for PACK EXPO Las Vegas. One breaking story is the introduction of next generation packaging automation.
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ARC issues pharma report

Just in time for the Interphex show, ARC Advisory Group has released a new Insight report analyzing the business drivers for Gen3 packaging automation in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
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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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Generation 1 and 2 machines have high mechanical content.
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Gen3's genesis

Have you noticed packaging automation suppliers making the claim that they are ‘third generation?’ What’s it mean? And if it is good, how can you tell that a machine really is ‘Gen3?’
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