Current issue: September 2015

Electronic tablet counter
Machine Product Brief
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APPS, Inc.: Electronic tablet counter

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth # N-801! Apps, Inc. will introduce its R1K compact electronic tablet counter, featuring a flexible design that can be used as a check counter, bulk product counter or for filling bottles or pouches.
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About 140 packaging students participated in the 30th annual Packaging Jamboree this past Spring when Clemson University played
Feature Article
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Packaging Jamboree 2015 rocks the Clemson campus

About 140 packaging students participated in the 30th annual Packaging Jamboree this past Spring when Clemson University played host.
Kegs are turned by the robot and placed on a conveyor leading to the keg washer.
Machine Case Study
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Robot anchors new keg line

Faced with increased demand for both beer and cider products in recent years, Asahi Premium Beverages (APB) of Melbourne, Australia, installed a new kegging line in its plant in Laverton, a Melbourne suburb.
The robot handles output from two filling lines at a maximum speed of 96/hr. Tubs are gently handled with vacuum grippers as the
Machine Case Study
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Robots enhance packing & palletizing operations

Three packagers replace manual packing and palletizing processes with automation to address issues of worker safety, package quality, speed, efficiency, and cost.
nce pouches are cut into individual units, a pick-and-place device puts each pouch on a pedestal checkweigher.
Controls Case Study
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Controls platform makes robotic pouch transfer sing

The newest pouching and cartoning lines at Medifast get a boost from a delta-style robot. But the real story is the sophisticated controls platform that ties everything together.
APPE’s VertoBagger 2.0
OEM Application Note
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Controls collaboration clicks

By leveraging a broad range of controls and automation components from a single supplier, APPE comes up with a continuous-motion bagger boasting ultrasonic sealing and high output.
Industrial flat panels
Controls Product Brief
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Siemens: Industrial flat panels

Siemens’ new 15-, 19- and 22-in. widescreen Industrial Flat Panels (IFP) feature multi-touch, intuitive five-finger operator input, scratch-proof glass fronts and highly luminous displays; units recognize multiple gestures in applications where the computer (IPC) and the HMI units are mounted separately.
High-performance DC drives
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: High-performance DC drives

IronHorse GSD1 series DC drives are high-performance Pulse-Width-Modulated (PWM) controllers for 12 to 48V equipment, providing smooth control with high-efficiency operation, and are ideal for applications such as auger feeders, automated door actuators, commercial cooking equipment, food production, industrial pumping systems and more.
Multi-touch panel PC series
Controls Product Brief
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Beckhoff: Multi-touch panel PC series

The CP32xx Panel PC series from Beckhoff Automation represents industrial multi-touch display technology that can be used in an all-in-one, high-performance automation device for HMI and control applications.
 Desktop piezo drive
Controls Product Brief
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Aerotech: Desktop piezo drive

Desktop piezo drive from Aerotech is networkable with any ensemble drive to control up to ten axes of piezo and/or servomotor stages; the Ensemble QDe is designed for seamless use with the Ensemble family of drives and controllers.
Hygienic motor and connections
Controls Product Brief
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B&R: Hygienic motor and connections

Stainless steel motors from B&R meet strict hygienic design standards and are now easier than ever to use; employing a special connector, the motor can be connected and disconnected in the field.
Heavy-duty safety switch line
Controls Product Brief
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ABB: Heavy-duty safety switch line

ABB's new range of safe, modern, and high-performance heavy-duty safety switches offer a complete range of fusible and non-fusible solutions from 30 to 1200 amps.
Global Life Technologies and James Alexander bring Nozin nasal sanitizer to market to reduce the risk of the spread of infection
Package Case Study
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Packaging partnership ‘delivers’ Nozin® antiseptic

Global Life Technologies and James Alexander bring Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® to market to reduce the risk of the spread of infection, without antibiotics.
Db3 chose a carton with a larger footprint for its ZootBites cannabis-infused brownies to help the product stand out in a retail
Package Case Study
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Legitimizing pot products through package design

Seattle startup Db3 strategically designs packaging for its Zoots cannabis-infused edibles that positions the brand as safe, consistent, and fun, while appealing to a wider consumer base.
With lavender being a key ingredient in Mentholatum’s Nighttime Vaporizing Rub, the company included images of the sprigs of the
Package Case Study
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Marketing green products through package design

Color, icons, graphics and materials are just a few of the design elements that need to be considered when creating packaging for ‘green’ products in an omni-channel environment.
Ben & Jerry’s Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, a collaboration with New Belgium Brewing, combines the visual assets of both com
Package Case Study
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Master the art and science of the brand stretch

Build brand awareness, enhance brand credentials, drive incremental usage among loyalists, and attract new users by stretching your brand into new and different areas.
The new pouch filling machine is designed so that the funnels continue to fill the bags as they move through a semicircular bend
Machine Case Study
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Pouching hard-to-handle pet treats

As global demand for its pet foods has risen, World Pet needed more capacity in the standup pouch machine category, but the equipment had to be good at odd shapes.
News
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Industry Watch—September 2015

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the September 2015 issue of Packaging World.

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