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Packaging World     VP/Editor, Pat Reynolds
SPONSORS: December 5, 2011 | Edited by Pat Reynolds

Avoid speed and print quality issues using laser technology >>

The Domino white paper, "The Five (5) Potential Quality Compromises in Coding Technology & How to Avoid Them" highlights print quality challenges and laser marking systems that overcome these obstacles.

Domino Amjet, Inc.

Industry White Paper — packaging & Adhesive industries share raw material woes >>

Rising crude oil prices and falling natural gas prices are setting the stage for tight supply and higher costs for raw materials usage in packaging. Understanding these forces can help packaging professionals better prepare for the challenges of potential supply disruptions and certain rising costs that lie ahead.

Henkel Corporation

Large character printing in dusty environment >>

Video shows SQ2 Scorpion large-character ink-jet coder printing on multiwall cement bags in dusty, harsh-duty environment.

Squid Ink Manufacturing

What is aseptic filling and what are its commercial advantages? >>

Everyone is talking about aseptic filling and its commercial benefits, but this raises two vital questions for any prospective adaptor:
1. What are the advantages offered by aseptic processing?
2. How exactly does it work?

Shibuya Hoppmann

Bottom-load case packer for frozen pizza >>

See this video clip of a Massmann Automation Designs bottom-load KD case packer with plaque-style lane divider for 11" diameter frozen pizza.

Massman Automation Designs

Make plans now for The Automation Conference

The Automation Conference is the one event you won't want to miss in 2012. Addressing core cross-industry concerns such as safety, security, and industrial networks--as well as specific vertical issues such as regulations, standards, and device/machine integration-this two-day educational event will address the issues that matter most to your business.

The agenda was developed by automation end users across multiple industries, including Frito-Lay and Boeing. Also helping to shape this unique conference was input from the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Research Center.

The Automation Conference addresses the specifics of automation application from a cross-industry approach. Vertical track sessions offered both days of the event are also key to the conference structure so that you can focus on the specific issues that matter directly to you and get insight into the best practices from other industrial users applying the same technologies.

Here's why attending The Automation Conference, May 22-23, 2012 in Chicago will be so valuable to you:

• Enjoy unmatched opportunities to network with peers in your industry and other industries. An outstanding program will attract industry professionals with experience that can be adapted to your automation strategy.

• Find innovative products and solutions for your operations as you connect with leading automation technology suppliers.

• It is a solid investment of your time. The team behind The Automation Conference is also the acclaimed team that brought you the Packaging Automation Forum (PAF). The PAF concept is now being brought to all production industries applying automation technologies through a cross-industry platform with more than 25 information-rich sessions in a two-day event.

So mark your calendars for May 22-23, 2012. Better yet, you can register now at The Automation Conference Web site

See you there.

NEW Automation Products

System helps engineers program robotics applications

For a much more efficient division of nwork, Rexroth's fully-open system solution, IndraMotion for Packaging, is available in the new software version 12, and comes with a series of additional functions allowing users ... Read more

Mobile application for electrical products selection

Eaton's PowerEdge is a new mobile application that provides access to the latest in the company’s electrical power management solutions ... Read more

Photoelectric sensor reliably detects clear objects

The Q26 Series photoelectric sensor from Banner Engineering features a polarized retro coaxial design to provide reliable detection of clear, translucent or opaque objects, including mirror-like surfaces ... Read more

Frequency inverters in book form

ACOPOSinverter P74 from B&R is a new family of frequency inverters in book form for power ranges between 0.18 kW and 15 kW... Read more

EtherCAT® servo drives with demultiplexed motion technology

As part of their Z-Drives platform of plug-in servo drives, ADVANCED Motion Controls' powerful ... Read more

Power supplies maximize operational efficiency

The EPSITRON 787 Series PRO Power Supplies from WAGO are available in 9 single-phase units ... Read more

Upcoming events:

WestPack
Experience the newest packaging technologies and equipment, meet suppliers, and compare solutions at WestPack at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA on February 14-16.

Contract Packaging Assoc. Annual Meeting
Join Contract Packaging Asssociation members at their annual gathering, held this year at Gran Melia Hotel & Resort, Rio Grande, Puerto, Rico on February 23-26.

Ipack-Ima
Ipack-Ima provides technology solutions for processing, packaging, internal handling, logistics, warehousing and POS; the 2012 exhibition will be held at Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy on February 28-March 1.

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