Packaging and bag making machine supplier, B&B MAF introduces their latest stretch packer, which uses modern servo technology that allows for very tightly wrapped products without an additional shrinking process. Their new rotary die cutter developed for the perforation of laminated woven polypropylene materials that is ideal for applications requiring a perforation accuracy of less than five microseconds is also presented.
GLASS presents their VSM type machine, which uses a unique folding action to gently mix sensitive and delicate products. The hygienically designed machine allows for easy loading and unloading and is available in various sizes to accommodate any batch size and can be customized according to customer specifications.
The Olympus, the first breakthrough to come out of ILAPAK's alliance with IMA, wraps candies in twist-wraps with an inner flow-wrap, prolonging the shelf-life of confectionery products. A fully integrated system from B&R including HMI, PLC, and drives helps keep the flow of motion under control at machine speeds of up to 1,000 pieces per minute.
Optima exhibits their ImmuCoat® line designed to automatically coat microplates for ELISA test kits. The flexible, modular design allows the machine to be fitted with various process modules for handling liquid dispensing, washing, aspiration, incubation, and packaging, and the modules can easily be modified and scaled up at any time according to changes in customer specifications.
The new track and trace machine from inspection systems provider, Laetus combines a check weighing unit with Mark and Verify technology, enhancing quality and reliability. A visualization system from B&R makes this pharmaceutical machine suitable for an array of applications, with panels available in 12, 15, and 21 inch versions.
Fillomatic Global Industries introduces a linear “on the fly” robotic liquid filler using groundbreaking technology that can eliminate idle filling time in a linear intermittent filling sequence to achieve double output. The machine uses a B&R control solution to remotely monitor and control the system and can replace conventional rotary type liquid filling machines in output ranges of up to 12,000 containers per hour
GEA Food Solutions showcases its high-speed slicing and packaging line for the foodstuffs industry.
The fully wash down machine line features a slicing machine, loader, high speed thermoformer and a lane converger and is designed to handle highly sensitive products.
The new case packer introduced by Meurer can achieve a production rate of 120 pouches per minute. The machine is hygienically designed with a stainless steel panel and modularly constructed allowing for different pouch and collation sizes to be easily produced.
Hastamat’s new RM-170 and RM-270, all stainless steel machines for the food packaging industry can deliver an output of up to 250 packs per minute. The hygienically designed machines are ___ and available with wash down options.
Starlinger presents their lamiTEC coating line for tubular and flat tape fabric. The machine performs automatic roll changes at a full production speed of 220 m/min and delivers excellent coating quality.
The Rutgers University team – Marie Misterio, Diana Mayorga, Miles Borgeson, Diana Jones — took first place in the 2013 PACK Solutions Challenge, and will share a $4,000 scholarship from the PMMI Education and Training Foundation. Marc Ostertag, president of contest sponsor B&R Industrial Automation, made the presentation in a brief awards presentation this afternoon.
ProAdjust®, the fully automated, stand-alone solution for performing industrial machine adjustments, reduces changeover time, and increases the speed and predictability of a machine adjustment. Recipe management for adjustments is controlled via a mobile panel from B&R. With the ability to save the desired settings/recipes, variances that may otherwise occur between different operators or shifts are taken out of the equation.
TopTier's new L7 All Electric palletizer features PerfectPattern™ technology, guaranteeing precise placement of cases on the row-build section, as well as confirming case rotation and size. The new stretch wrapper prevents film breaks by anticipating the film speed and as a result reduces film usage and costs. The modular B&R ACOPOSmulti drive system allows for easy configuration and option to control up to 30 drives on a single Ethernet IP connection.
Packaging Efficiency Solutions' newly introduced PES 100 counts, manages and distributes product to bottles at a speed of up to 120 bottles per minute. The continuous motion filling system utilizes weigh cell technology and fills bottles at an impressive 100% accuracy. A B&R Power Panel 500 with AR Windows integrates the vision inspection system through a single interface. A 3D sensing array verifies a precise count and connects to B&R X20 I/O via POWERLINK.
The new, servo-driven PriorityPal™ HL Series Case Palletizer from Arrowhead Systems can handle multiple products and features a bumpless infeed system. Remote diagnostics make machine troubleshooting easy. Other features include category 3 safety, an intuitive HMI system that allows patterns to be chosen on the fly, B&R I/O that offers flexibility in assigning inputs and outputs, and built-in high speed counters.
The SAL servo automatic shrink wrapping machine from Extreme Packaging Machinery wraps up to 100 products per minute. Features include a 10.4” integrated HMI that links to the machine's servo motors, safety I/O and safety PLC via the real-time Ethernet protocol POWERLINK. PackML handles the upstream and downstream communication along the machine line for efficient product flow and affords the operator to easily assess the machine state, manage recipes, and set alarms on the HMI.
The continuous counter from Batching Systems, the Batchmaster® IV, scans at 4,000 times per second. The sophisticated optical scanning technology behind the machine produces extremely accurate batches, identifying products based on size and shape and filtering out any parts outside of the accepted range. The counter features a B&R touchscreen HMI that combines control, visualization and motion control and it also allows for remote access and diagnostics.
The new Spectra™ front/back labeler from WSAutomation, a division of WS Packaging, is modularly designed for versatility in material handling and container application options. The labeling system features a touchscreen HMI from B&R with built-in video work instructions for explanation or troubleshooting. It also features smart, ACOPOS drives from B&R that plug-n-play, saving the operator programming time in case of a future need for replacement.
Tour the B&R booth at Pack Expo to view our latest innovations in automation—from industrial PCs and multi-touch technology to open automation concepts, modular machine designs and a fun linear actuator application.
B&R featured a live demo of a multi-axis ActuatorLine from Rollon. The unit demos a 5 actuator - 3 axis of motion infrared target practice game that is driven by B&R controls. Rollon X-Y-Z gantry is an out-of-the-box solution for pick and place, packaging, palletizing and depalletizing, delivering flexible, reliable, accurate linear motion controlled by B & R.
New Downstacker series palletizers from TopTier support from 11 to 30 high performance drives to maximize performance. The control technology, from B&R Industrial Automation, has reduced wiring, simplified startup and maintenance.
Krones’ award-winning EvoLite packaging machine produces revolutionary packaging for plastic bottles in the form of strapped packs with integrated handles that do not use shrink wrap as secondary packaging, reducing both the amount of required energy and plastic by 75%.
Flow International invented waterjet cutting and is the world leader with over 12,000 installations in over 60 countries. The new Flow Mach 4C is their flagship system, designed to be the most accurate and easy to use waterjet for fast ROI in high productivity shops.
Wrapping Machinery’s new FC780 E represents a new generation of vacuum and pressure forming machines for the food packaging industry. Designed to handle all thermoformable materials including PP, PE and OPS, the FC 780 E series is equipped with automation from B&R to achieve consistent quality, short retooling times, flexibility, ease of use, and significant energy savings through regenerative braking.
Loma Systems has partnered with B&R for a scalable, responsive control system. The new LCW 3000 integrates metal detector, X-ray inspection and checkweigher with a modular, streamlined control platform.
New distributed drive technology reduces cabinet space and wiring and supports modular design of packaging machinery. The remote mounted, IP 65 rated servo drives from B&R combine the benefits of integrated servo motor/drive with additional flexibility, onboard I/O, use of standard motors and extended power range.
Cermex is a leader in end of line packaging, from case packing to shrink wrapping to palletizing with over 10,000 machines installed worldwide. Cermex retail ready solutions let retailers display their products directly on the shelf without unpacking. Originally a European trend, retail ready offers a sustainable packaging solution that’s been driven in North America by Walmart. B&R automation aligns Cermex with its parent, Sidel, which has also standardized on B&R for machine performance and value.
Modular Packaging Systems delivers tablet and capsule filling and counting solutions with fully integrated machine-machine and line control communications, data acquisition, central monitoring, serialization. Across the packaging line, Modular has standardized on an integrated control system from B&R that supports both real-time control and Windows™ management applications.
A new high speed rotary shrink wrapper from Extreme Packaging Machinery has a throughput of 250 packs per minute with smooth cross-seal operation. An integrated servo-driven control system from B&R Industrial Automation simplifies control software and hardware, allows bag size changes while staying in synch with the product, and assures strong seals at high speeds.
Tavil specializes in multiformat case forming, closing, handling and palletizing lines. Systems have the flexibility to adapt to different case dimensions at the end of line, including retail ready packaging. B&R Industrial Automation simplifies the sophisticated control capabilities required to deliver this flexibility.
Package Machinery Company makes overwrapping machinery that is customized, flexible, cost effective and fast -- up to 150 cpm. Low energy and film consumption make these overwrappers a sustainable alternative to other wrapping methods. Their third generation of controls, from B&R Industrial Automation, uses servos to reduce moving parts by 65%, maximize uptime and provide the flexibility to run multiple SKUs with minimal changeover.
Hibar Systems Limited, a leader in precision metering pumps and dispensing systems for cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical applications. A new seal-less ceramic linear pump for pharma has 2-3 micron clearance between moving parts, with filling controlled by B&R micro servosystems.
Acoposmulti65 from B&R is an on-machine-mounted, IP-67-rated, servo motion controller rated to 4 kilowatts that has connections for servo motor, servo encoder, network cable, and connections to on-board machine I/O.
From American Packaging Machinery, a series of continuous motion servo shrink wrapping systems runs a wide variety of films at speeds up to 200+ packages per minute and are now available with automation technology from B&R.
Imagine a fresh – not frozen – pizza that will last months in your refrigerator. That's the aim of vacuumizing technology implemented in Ilapak's innovative new MAP flow packaging systems. And the B&R-enabled control system is PackML compliant, too.
One of the many benefits of a PC-based human machine interface is the ability to tap into the mainstream consumer electronics world, as Columbia Machine demonstrated at PACK EXPO 2010 with a WiFi connection, smart phone, iPad and HMI from B&R running Windows XPe.
The modularity of Elliott's new Case Packing System allows packagers to purchase a complete line or a piece at a time, switch out a pick & place module for a drop packer, and even break the line apart to redeploy modules.
Using film as thin as 30 microns, low energy consumption shrink tunnel and 17 high efficiency B&R servo motors, OCME's sustainable shrink-wrap packer doesn't miss a beat on throughput, changeover, ease of use and maintainability, either.
Video from B&R automation combines robotics, CNC, coupled axis functions and single axis positioning in a single, homogenous system. Motion and path control with integrated visualization, I/O processing and communications - B&R provides the total solution.