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Packaging World October 31, 2012
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Triangle Package Machinery Company
Ultrasonic sealing technology that reduces materials, maintenance, and energy Triangle Package
Triangle demonstrates the versatility of its ultrasonic sealing technology in this video. The sealing technology is designed to reduce material consumption through a 50-80% narrower seal versus heat. There is also a reduction of package headspace and a potential reduction in secondary packaging.
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Tripack Tripack
Automated shrink sleeve systems in action
Watch this video to see how Tripacks' automated shrink labeling systems handle 600 ppm, how they handle various tamper evident configurations and do single and multi-packs with ease.
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AZCO Corp.
Do it yourself; reduce cost for padded trays AZCO Corp.
Azco Corp. asks: Why spend more to insert pads into trays, such as these absorbent food-grade pads, when you can do it yourself for less? The unit cuts roll-fed padding to length and dispenses them to trays traveling down a conveyor. This video uses a side-mounted unit to give you a better view; overhead installation is typical.
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Pat Reynolds Chief Editor Pat Reynolds reports his discoveries on the final day of Pack Expo 2012
Don't miss Pat Reynolds' audio report of his finds on the final day of Pack Expo International 2012, including: Cloeren's Nanolayer Feedblock; an aseptically filled standup pouch with an incredibly innovative dispensing spout; more label material development aimed at helping recyclers separate PET flake from contaminants; the use of magnets to attach and remove fill funnels on a high-speed rotary filler; and a robotic case packer that switches readily from RSC to retail-ready display case.
Clippard Pneumatically rendered Stairway to Heaven
Demonstrating the company's expertise in pneumatic control applications, the Clippard Automated Air Guitar at Clippard Instrument Laboratory's booth uses 62 cylinders, 58 valves, and 50 psi to strum out 16 acoustic songs for the enjoyment of show visitors.
Intelligrated Two-times the improvements for hybrid palletizers
Intelligrated has introduced two new enhancements for its Alvey 950 series hybrid palletizers: an on-board stretch bander that adds stability to otherwise unstable loads, and an integrated control system that allows both the palletizer and its robotic arms to operate from a single PLC.
Squid Ink Integrated case sealer/printer
Squid Ink showed off its BB-2/S case taper, designed for cost-effective top and bottom case taping for large-run case-sealing applications, integrated with the AutoPilot high-resolution ink-jet printing system. AutoPilot uses Xaar piezo technology to print up to .7 in. of characters, text, scannable bar codes, and logos at 180-dpi.
Cognex Vision system auto-focus saves set-up, changeover time
A demo of the In-Sight 7000 vision system at the Cognex booth demonstrates how the company's new Autofocus mechanism allows for automatic adjustment of focal lengths for packages of varying heights without the need for manual adjustment of the camera.
Schneider Packaging Automatic machine adjustment for end-of-line packaging
Schneider Packaging Equipment debuts its Pro-Adjust add-on solution that automatically adjusts all types of machines—including case packers, palletizers, case loaders—for varying package sizes. Stepper motor-driven system greatly enhances speed and accuracy of changeovers, while increasing machine uptime and OEE.
Capmatic Servo-driven peristaltic pump for precise liquid filling of pharmaceuticals
SteelHeart servo-driven peristaltic pump provides infinite points of reference to enable precise filling for liquid pharmaceutical applications. May be configured with one to 12 pumps; equipped with Allen-Bradley controls, including the PanelView Plus 600.
ProSoft Ethernet gateway modules communicate with multiple legacy systems
ProSoft's Ethernet IP gateway allows you to talk to various legacy systems. Stand-alone gateways let you talk to multitude of manufacturers' control systems--100 different protocols for industrial automation as well as building control, fire control air conditioning systems.
Exxon Mobil Shrink-sleeve label material is recycling-friendly
From ExxonMobil, this drop-in replacement for traditional shrink sleeve label material has a big advantage from a recycling standpoint, because when PET bottles are ground up in the recycling process, the label material floats while the PET flakes sink.
Wago Operator interface incorporates PLC and HMI in one package
Wago's Perspecto control panel features PLC and HMI in one package for more efficient logic and visualization. Connects to IP67 IO for waterproof applications.
In case you missed it
Chief editor Pat Reynolds audio report on Pack Expo 2012 Day Three
Laser coding system prints on OPP film without perforation
High-speed palletizing robot
Custom automation via Mechatronics at Work
Stick pack machine for pharmaceutical applications
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