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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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 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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Interpack 2008 is now history, and the innovative machines introduced there will be making history.
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interpack video report 3: conclusions

This report reinforces attributes that recurred in interpack machinery introductions: automated format changes as fast as 5 minutes, machines designed to run trendy package designs, and purpose-built packaging robots.
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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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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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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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MarketTrends panelists (left to right) Jay Gehring, VP R&D Packaging for Frito Lay; Ivor Barrett, Manager, Packaging Technology
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Frito Lay, Miller Brewing and P&G Gillette speak out

At PMMI’s MarketTrends conference, a user panel communicated requirements and trends in “What Do Customers Want From Packaging Machinery Manufacturers?”
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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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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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Axon introduces EZ-SEAL 400SL heat shrinkable sleeve labeling system

Axon, a division of Pro Mach, will introduce its new EZ-SEAL 400SL heat shrinkable sleeve labeling system at Pack Expo in Chicago (Booth #N4032) this month.
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EPC Gen2 Ready and New "Bad Tag" Reject

The ID Technology RFID Reject Module can be used with all ID Technology 250 tamp-blow printer applicators.
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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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Pearson Packaging Systems -- Innovation in Every Case

In 2003, Pearson Packaging Systems began a journey. Its goal was to become the highest value supplier of complete end-of-line packaging systems in the industry.
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ELAU's John Kowal shares examples of innovative package designs and the machinery to run them at PMMI's Partners in Packaging ev
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Machinery's growing role in package innovation

At PMMI Partners in Packaging event, packaging machinery automation supplier ELAU presents examples of innovative packages and the machines that made them commercially viable.
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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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Packaging Strategies organizer David Luttenberger assembled a cast of strategists to address global competition through packagin
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Packaging futurists tackle realities of global competition

At Packaging Strategies 2006, the world never looked smaller and global competition never looked fiercer. What to do?
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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 presentation at Package Design 2006 featured samples of packaging innovations from Europe as well as the U.S.
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Coordinate package design with machinery capabilities

At the Package Design 2006 Conference, designers saw how innovative package designs sometimes require all-new machine designs – and why it pays to collaborate with packaging engineering up front.
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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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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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TOPICS ANNOUNCED FOR CONFERENCE AT PACK EXPO

New My PACK EXPO™ Tool Available to Help Attendees Select Compatible Sessions
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AriZona Beverage Co. improves productivity with equipment found at Pack Expo

Changeover Time Reduced by 50%; Packaging Speed Increased by 20%.
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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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