NEW FROM PACK EXPO LAS VEGAS: Elau’s PacDrive Intelligent Servo Module technology allows a collaborative, multi-vendor systems approach on packaging lines by replacing conventional servo motors, drives and cabling with a plug-and-play platform for more efficient connectivity, commissioning, changeovers and reconfiguration.
Pneumatic Scale servo capping demo runs PackML V 3.0 and Douglas
Machine communicates PackML from case packer to PDA, both implemented
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Elau has released its IEC-conforming robotic software object library for its PacDrive automation system. This approach allows the controller running the rest of the packaging process to control multiple robot arms as modules in the control software program.
Elau will introduce a range of new PacDrive™ software libraries that replace redundant custom programming, allow OEMs to focus on mechanical innovation, and result in more consistent, fast-executing, and easier-to-maintain control systems.
Wachter, represented in North America by Stiles Automated Packing Systems, has introduced the Cartojet C IV automatic packaging machine. Capable of folding, loading, and closing a variety of different sizes and types of trays and cases, the machine handles display trays with and without covers, as well as wraparound cases.
MG America has released the new GSL20 horizontal case packer. Reaching speeds of 20 cases/min, GSL20 requires no change parts for different case sizes, and features main machine movement via servo-motors.
At the conclusion of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s PackOps Conference on June 30, all attendees and members of the packaging community are invited to a complimentary buffet luncheon at the Westin O’Hare hosted by the OMAC Packaging Workgroup (OPW).
Elau introduces the PacDrive™ SCL-055 integral servo motor/drive in a form factor designed to overcome the physical constraints of beverage, pharmaceutical, food, and other liquid packaging applications.
Norden Inc. has equipped its entire range of Generation 3 tube fillers and cartoners with PackML. PackML is a specification from the Open Modular Architecture Controls (OMAC) Packaging Workgroup for simplifying integration of packaging machinery on a network.
“Paving the Way for Generation 3 Packaging Machinery” is a free guide to Gen3 packaging and converting machines, which are built from the ground up with the servo technology and other advanced controls technology formost in mind.
Elau is helping packaging machinery builders and users make the most of the PackML state model. A free PackML CD and PackML workshop series show how to use the state model, implement it in IEC 61131-3 standard languages, and gain access to valuable OEE and MES information in a standardized way.
With an eye towards higher flexibility and efficiency, Robert Bosch Corp.’s Packaging Machinery Division (Bridgman, MI) is transitioning using Elau (Chicago, IL) motion controls from all-mechanical designs to a combination of mechanical, electronics, and software.
Suitable for use in form/fill/seal, flow wrapping, cartoning, labeling and blister forming machinery, the PacDrive™ PC-based controller/servo drive system from Elau (Chicago, IL) is a fully digital system that replaces mechanical main shafts.