On the final day of Pack Expo, Editor Pat Reynolds comments on FDA-compliant fluorescent colorants, the unveiling of an embedded robot, a futuristic electronic tablet counter, aseptic packaging capacity, and the Chinese packaging machinery OEMs.
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Packaging World’s 2010 Leadership in Packaging program was launched in January to recognize leadership and excellence among suppliers of packaging machinery, materials and services; as this year’s program concludes, twenty companies have earned the honor of Category Leader.
Intelligrated’s Alvey® Robotic Retrofit Program retrofits 1 or more jointed-arm robots to existing Alvey in-line palletizers to create a hybrid palletizer that combines robotic flexibility and repeatability with the speed and reliability of conventional palletizer layer deposition.
Piab's suction cup uses advanced vacuum technology to improve the operational flexibility, speed and energy efficiency of robotic arms, rotary cartoners, labelling machines, carton erectors, and more. See it at Booth #N-4620.
After the past couple years’ serious sales slump, the industrial robotics industry is beginning to rebound, with food and consumer goods applications showing strong gains. Recent packaging installations testify to the value of automation.