Pack Expo 2012: Rockwell Pack Expo booth tour continues with focus on the elimination of cables and panels, reducing size of cabinet.
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Pack Expo 2012: Rockwell Pack Expo booth tour continues with focus on the elimination of cables and panels, reducing size of cabinet.

Kinetics 5500 servo drives, multi-axis, shared bus, one cable to servo motor includes feedback and power, reducing cabling for sanitary machine design.
Pack Expo 2012: Rockwell focuses on “small machine” components for low-cost control
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Pack Expo 2012: Rockwell focuses on “small machine” components for low-cost control

Micro 800 small modular platform offers up to four axis of motion. Component Panel View offers full-color display for OEM market. Now, with free software. Kinetics 3, stand-alone indexing drive, coupled with HMI and small controller, can run small machine effectively for less than $3,000.
Pack Expo 2012: Rockwell uses OMAC Pack ML and integrates entire packaging line.
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Pack Expo 2012: Rockwell uses OMAC Pack ML and integrates entire packaging line.

Rapid Line Integration uses standard template and standard tool set to integrate packaging line, offers OEE data and status for each machine on the line.
Ice River springs for a new PET line
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Ice River springs for a new PET line

The newest bottled water line at Ice River Springs blows and fills 1,200 half-liter bottles/min for private-label customers that include Walmart and Loblaw.
Coffee company abuzz with sustainability initiatives
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Coffee company abuzz with sustainability initiatives

Peerless Coffee & Tea turns over a new leaf in packaging technology and container reuse to drive efficiencies and waste reduction within its Oakland, CA, business.
Oxygen-free filling line sets custom winemaker apart
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Oxygen-free filling line sets custom winemaker apart

New custom-crush and wine-bottling company Terravant Wine selects state-of-the-art bottle-filling monobloc to ensure the integrity of its customers' wines.
Robots cement bagging operations
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Robots cement bagging operations

Sometimes the best 'person' for the job is a robot, especially when the job is hefting 80-lb of cement.
Mechatronics brings energy-use intelligence and savings
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Mechatronics brings energy-use intelligence and savings

Rockwell Automation mechatronics advances center on two new integrated actuator products featuring plug-and-play simplicity and the capability to reduce energy consumption up to 50% by eliminating mechanical components.
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Perfecting pasta packaging
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Perfecting pasta packaging

A line at Barilla's greenfield plant in Avon, NY, features a cartoner and two case packers. 
High-capacity line supports sweetener launch
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High-capacity line supports sweetener launch

A breakthrough all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener from Cargill, Truvia is packed in a unique, hooded carton on a custom line that produces nearly 300 million sachets/year.
Bottling lines bump up nail-polish production
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Bottling lines bump up nail-polish production

Super quick-changeover nail-polish packaging lines help OPI keep cranking out the colors. Custom cartoners complement high-speed filling.