In a recent edition of the online Machine Automation Insights newsletter that I produce, I presented a summary of a Webinar in which Bryan Griffen, manager of electrical and automation engineering at Nestle and chairman of the OMAC Packaging Workgroup, outlined Nestle’s perspective on the business value of OMAC PackML.
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The Cornetto, an iconic ice cream product created some 50 years ago and popular throughout Europe,
is shaking off its roots as a seasonal, out-of-home treat to sit alongside snacks as something to enjoy at home and share any time of the year.
The GS1 Healthcare US Secure Supply Chain Task Force, consisting of more than 50 members from throughout the supply chain, developed a guideline to identify and serialize pharmaceutical products using GS1 identification numbers.
SACMI’s new Formsleeve+ modular labeling machine allows the application of a tubular sleeve, formed and applied on the containers inside the machine, from a Machine Direction Oriented (MDO) roll of labels.
ESS Technologies, Inc. and Xyntek-Antares have partnered to develop the TaskMate Robotic Case Erector/Loader that allows pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to automate the case packing process and provide unit serialization and track & trace technology for all of the products being case packed.
Able to seal almost any shape or size tray, Ishida's latest generation of QX-1100 Flex tray sealers from Heat and Control are split dual-lane models that require 50% less floor space than two single lane machines, and deliver up to 15 cycles/min. with modified atmosphere packaging.
FlexLink’s X65 Conveyor Platform is said to provide twice the strength of typical conveyors, features a long conveyor length to simplify layout, drastically lowers noise level, and addresses sustainability issues.
Graphic Packaging’s CR80 Card and Carrier Assembly Machine is an intermittent motion carrier and card placement system that attaches gift cards onto printed carriers for point of purchase hanging displays in retail stores.
National Bulk Equipment’s ProductSaver line of wet packaged product recovery systems ensure the controlled removal from the package of free-flowing--or flow-resistant--wet contents, and the complete separation of the contents from the packaging material, reclaiming packaged wet contents for proper handling, and recovering packaging material for recycling.
Wrapping up to 40 trays/min., the 500 intermittent motion (im) leak-resistant stretch overwrapper from Ossid, a division of Pro Mach, is designed for red meat, pork, poultry, and produce packers that want a quality end-seal machine at an entry-level price.