Live from Pack Expo
Packaging World October 30, 2012
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Markem-Imaje Markem-Imaje
New coding equipment from Markem-Imaje
Learn about new technology for high-speed printing in large coding areas and tough production environments, especially those requiring multi-head scribing.
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Nercon
New Conveyor Change-over Efficiency Demonstration Nercon
Nercon Eng. & Mfg., Inc.’s new Conveyor Change-over Efficiency Loop displays a variety of Nercon’s adjustable guide rail assemblies, control solutions and safety and energy-monitoring demonstrations. Nercon is a leading manufacturer of conveyor equipment for food and consumer manufacturers.
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Bosch Rexroth Bosch Rexroth
New CMD Pre-made Pouch Converting System
Featuring a wide array of Rexroth motion, drive and control products, CMD Corporation will demonstrate the latest version of their innovative PDI® Pre-made Pouch Converting System in the Bosch Rexroth Booth #2552.
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Kollmorgen
Win a Segway® x2 and get moving with Kollmorgen Technology! Kollmorgen
The same Kollmorgen technology used in the Segway PT can do amazing things for processing and packaging too. Cleaner, simpler, more capable. Check us out at Kollmorgen booth 7566 in the Lakeside Upper Hall. Witness motion in action like you’ve never seen it before. Play Servo Tennis and more! It's your move.
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Pat Reynolds Chief editor Pat Reynolds audio report on Pack Expo 2012 Day Three
Pat discusses what he uncovered at Day Three of Pack Expo, including: an innovative powder-dispensing cap; a full-body shrink sleeve label called Ecoskin that simplifies separation of label material from PET flake; a "roll-and-blow" concept that feeds rollstock into a machine that makes bottles for drinkable yogurt; and a demo showing how Profinet and Ethernet can coexist on the same network.
Matthews Marking Laser coding system prints on OPP film without perforation
Targeted at snack-food and candy packaging applications using oriented polypropylene film, the eSolarMark Fiber YAG laser coding system from Matthews Marking Products responds to the carbon ink on a package's film substrate to produce a brilliant, contrasting code, without causing film perforation.
Fanuc High-speed palletizing robot
Fanuc's high-speed palletizing robot was doing a triple pick for about 45 cases/min.
Bosch Rexroth Custom automation via Mechatronics at Work
Bosch Rexroth's demos its custom Mechatronics @ Work technology, focusing on IndraDrive Mi integrated motor-drive system and its new Omega Linear Module OBB.
Körber Medipak Stick pack machine for pharmaceutical applications
Körber Medipak demonstrates its new StickPack packaging line from Mediseal, new to the U.S. market. The line controls stick packs during the entire process, using a side-load process into a unique carton style for pharmaceutical powders.
Beckhoff Multi-touch panel HMI from Beckhoff offers "consumer electronics" experience
Industrial-strength HMI designed for harshest factory conditions, available in landscape and portrait format, allows operator to zero in on any part of packaging line for diagnostic troubleshooting. HMI leverages touch and swipe technology found on tablets such as the iPad.
Triangle Package Vf/f/s machine switches from pillow bags to zipper packages
The XYT bag machine from Triangle Package Machinery allows users to switch bag styles--from pillow bags with zippers to standard pillow pouches to a four-corner bag with or without zipper--on packages up to 15 in. wide. Machine boasts fastest zipper bag speed at 60/min for a four-corner bag with zipper.
Sealed Air Protective packaging made from mushroom roots
Sealed Air's Restore™ Mushroom Packaging is a 100% renewable protective packaging made from non-food agricultural byproducts and mycelium, or mushroom roots. This is the first commercialized use of the technology developed by Ecovative Design and offers all-natural protective packaging that is home-compostable.
HLP Klearfold Thermoformed clamshell beckons to consumers
A new concept from HLP Klearfold offers not only tamper resistance but also ease of opening for consumers.
Karen Greene IoPP's MDPTC addresses labeling, sustainability, sterilization issues
Karen Greene provides an update on the Institute of Packaging Professionals' Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee during Pack Expo 2012.
In case you missed it
Chief editor Pat Reynolds' audio take on Pack Expo 2012 Day Two
New hybrid printer for tablet blister packs adds serialization-capable digital printing capability
Bionic handling system with adaptive fingers
Faster, smarter bar-coding with UV
Stronger, smarter produce tray & erector
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