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From oven to packaging with 5,000 biscuits a minute

Cavanna SpA, has taken an important step forward in the Japanese market! Cavanna was selected to supply the transport system and packaging line for one of the largest biscuits producers of Japan. The order includes 4 production lines for a total capacity of more than 5000 biscuits/min.
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Innovative Robot Handling System for Fish and Shellfish Combines Steps Reduces Giveaway by 10-12%

Cabinplant A/S, a world leading provider of tailor-made processing solutions for the food industry, has taken a completely new approach by combining food processing and packaging in a robot-supported handling system for fish and shrimp.
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Servo size changeover standard on case erector/printer/sealer
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Servo size changeover standard on case erector/printer/sealer

Pro Pack Systems’ ProPrint™/EBS-HS-2 now comes with standard, recipe-driven, automated servo size changeover to save time and assure consistency between runs and shifts.
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Top load servo case packer is efficient, small, affordable
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Top load servo case packer is efficient, small, affordable

Nuspark’s NTL 50 robotic case packer has proved quite popular, so what’s next? At PACK EXPO, the company announced its new NCP-15/25 single cell casepacker, combining the proven robotic flexibility with case erecting, loading and sealing in a single machine frame measuring just 160” long by 60” wide.
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Integrated counting, bottle filling & capping system
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Integrated counting, bottle filling & capping system

IMA North America launched UNILINE, a new system that integrates the functions required for a complete counting line: container loading, desiccant insertion, counting and filling, cotton insertion, capping, rejection and coding.
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Still case packing by hand?  Here's the answer
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Still case packing by hand? Here's the answer

In a textbook example of fulfilling unmet market needs, Pro Mach’s end-of-line division debuts the Brenton BantamPro ELS case packer at PACK EXPO 2009
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'Swirl' filling makes a splash with consumers
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'Swirl' filling makes a splash with consumers

Shampoo and conditioner. Peanut butter and jelly. Cleanser and moisturizer. Berry and vanilla yogurt. Swirl filling is the latest packaging technique to visually entice consumers to purchase some of their favorite combinations in a single package.
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Mass flow feedback optimizes filling efficiency
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Mass flow feedback optimizes filling efficiency

PneumaticScaleAngelus has developed a mass flow meter feedback capability for its fillers to control rate of rise of the filling head diving nozzles. It applies to the company’s new dual phase or swirl filling systems introduced last year as well as its conventional single product fillers.
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Packaging machinery's role in sustainability and reduced carbon footprint

What concepts like sustainability and carbon footprint actually mean for the packaging industry is still being defined by packaging facility owners and OEMs alike, but without doubt, it's affecting machine design development and implementation.
Easy dancerless web wind/undwind software module reduces packaging machine footprint, wear parts and maintenance.
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Dancer-less winding/unwinding streamlines design

Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions has added a new optional upgrade to its software library for integration of dancer-less web winding and unwinding mechanisms into packaging machinery.
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Traffic was good the first day of Westpack 2009
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Westpack 2009 appealed to recession-resilient industries

Combined in a multi-show environment, Westpack appealed to West coast medical, pharma and biopharm packagers.
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Edson Packaging adopts global business model
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Edson Packaging adopts global business model

At automation forum for CPGs, Edson and Schneider Electric demonstrate partnership to develop and support global packaging solutions.
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A simple tooling and recipe change converts lines from cans to bottles
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A simple tooling and recipe change converts lines from cans to bottles

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Robots handle microbrew packing duties
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Robots handle microbrew packing duties

Flexible, turnkey robotic systems pack beer in cans, bottles, 6-packs, 12-packs and cases at 200 bpm – ideal for growing microbrewery. Watch the video.
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Swirl filling from PneumaticScaleAngelus makes a good investment to attract consumers to new combinations of your existing flavo
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Packaging automation delivers value for tough economy

With the recession ‘official,’ CPGs stand to win more sales and market share in 2009 through packaging innovation and efficiency than comparable investments.
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With individually driven servo bottle turning plates, containers remain precisely controlled and both bottle and label size and
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Upgrade to servo labeling

Multi-Tech Systems offers an economical way to increase the efficiency of existing rotary bottle labelers: retrofit with servos.
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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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Switchback Group's new robotic case packer combining their flexible pack handling expertise, an ELAU delta 2 robot mechanism and
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Rethinking robotic case packing

To Switchback Group, its robot is much more than a case packer, it’s the centerpiece of ‘soft integration’ between packaging processes on a line.
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Is it a robot? A top loader?  A side loader?
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Is it a robot? A top loader? A side loader?

It’s all the above. Pro Pack Systems’ latest innovation is something you don’t see every day – a delta 3 robotic case packer. And it packs both horizontal and vertical pack patterns. PACK EXPO booth N-4457.
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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 18-axis Douglas Invex® case packer is compact and runs at up to 17 cpm.
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18 servo modules power 17 cpm case/tray packer

Servo functionalities on Douglas Invex® case/tray packer prove popular with packagers.
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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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At 45 bpm, New England Machinery's NESHC-S single head servo capper can do the job of some more costly rotary cappers, ideal for
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New servo capper suits mail order pharmacies

Mail order pharmaceutical providers find a single head servo capper from New England Machinery (PACK EXPO booth S-1648) ideal for fast turnarounds and short runs.
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Edson debuts delta robot case packer
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Edson debuts delta robot case packer

Edson, specialists in case packing of hard-to-handle flexible packages, introduces an all-new, ELAU-enabled delta robot packer, the RPd 270, at PACK EXPO booth N-4345
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The Packaging Line Performance workshop is an intensive, hands-on 2-day experience.
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OEE workshop message: just get started!

The first Packaging Line Performance workshop, co-sponsored by ELAU, Schneider Electric and Hartness International, and led by Paul Zepf, the respected OEE expert, yielded hands-on, practical lessons.
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Robotic trends in packaging
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Robotic trends in packaging

Part 2 of a 2-part series on trends in packaging robotics. (Our previous report explored reasons for the proliferation of purpose-built robotic capabilities in packaging machine designs. This concluding article looks at applications and design considerations for OEMs.)
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ELAU implements Weihenstephan Standard

Vertical integration with PacDrive
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Pro Pack Systems' new case printer, erector and bottom sealer is designed for multiple changeovers per shift.
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More innovations from PELV 2007

The hot new machines were selling off the floor at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. Why? Innovations that improve the quality, efficiency and flexibility of packaging operations.
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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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Serpa Casepacker gets new servo modules
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Serpa Casepacker gets new servo modules

Serpa’s all-servo P200 Balcony Casepaker now uses PacDrive Intelligent Servo Modules to maximum advantage for pharmaceutical applications.
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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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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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Homing the stars: a giant step forward in servo labeling
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Homing the stars: a giant step forward in servo labeling

A Packaging Automation interview with Martin Malthouse Founder and President Associated Packaging Equipment Corporation
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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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With the new PacDrive™ iSH Series Intelligent Servo Module, ELAU is once again changing how the best packaging machinery is
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Intelligent Servo Modules make packaging machines simpler, compact, modular, agile

Pushing ‘light years beyond' previous integrated servos, ELAU's new Intelligent Servo Modules change how packaging machines are designed – yet again. ARC analysis reports ELAU ‘is showing the motion control market how to design product.'
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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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Pneumatic Scale servo capper delivers quality
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Pneumatic Scale servo capper delivers quality

America's leading manufacturer of rotary cappers is proving why its latest best seller -- the SC Servo Capper – is ideal for pharma, personal care, cosmetic and other quality-intensive applications.
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Fallas Automation has leveraged ELAU's robotic software library and inherent software modularity to streamline development and u
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Fallas Automation's Adabot™ lets packagers 'add a robot'

Built for speed and agility, new R700 Adabot™ robotic case packer tracks and picks products on the fly. But that's not all. Plug and play robot cells can be readily added for increased productivity.
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Douglas 'low speed' case/tray packer is high on performance
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Douglas 'low speed' case/tray packer is high on performance

New Invex™ case/tray packer, equipped with ELAU's PacDrive™ automation system, delivers Douglas Machine flexibility, repeatability, durability and ease of maintenance in economical, low speed, compact footprint.
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Goodman Packaging Equipment's 'Three-in-One' case erector/packer/sealer is the world's first machine to employ ELAU's new PacDri
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Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Goodman 'Three-in-One' packer scores a 'first'

Goodman's ‘Three-in-One' case erector/packer/sealer is the world's first machine to employ ELAU's new Intelligent Servo Module, a breakthrough in modular packaging automation
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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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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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ELAU has published free PELV guides  highlighting examples of the best machines at the show, available at the Exhibitor Lounge,
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NEWS FROM PACK EXPO 2005

Guess what? There is a free lunch, at least for ELAU customers at PACK EXPO Las Vegas this year.
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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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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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IWK's new 600 bpm BP Series blister machines complement a full line of primary and secondary packaging machinery.
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IWK launches blister machines

IWKA PacSystems offers the first of a new series of IWK blister packing machines, the advanced BP Series, which are automated with ELAU’s PacDrive automation system.
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The star of IWKA PacSystem's June 16-17 open house, IWK's new 600 bpm BP Series blister machines complement a full line of prima
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IWK launches blister machines

At its June 16-17 open house, IWK PacSystems will demonstrate the first of a new series of IWK blister packing machines, the advanced BP Series, which are automated with ELAU’s PacDrive automation system.
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