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PRIMARY PACKAGING
New precision servo pump for pharma filling

Hibar Systems Limited, a leader in precision metering pumps and dispensing systems for cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical applications. A new seal-less ceramic linear pump for pharma has 2-3 micron clearance between moving parts, with filling controlled by B&R micro servosystems.


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SECONDARY PACKAGING
Overwrappers offer sustainable packaging advantages

Package Machinery Company makes overwrapping machinery that is customized, flexible, cost effective and fast—up to 150 cpm. Low energy and film consumption make these overwrappers a sustainable alternative to other wrapping methods. Their third generation of controls, from B&R Industrial Automation, uses servos to reduce moving parts by 65%, maximize uptime and provide the flexibility to run multiple SKUs with minimal changeover.


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RETAIL READY PACKAGING
Flexible systems form and fill popular display pack formats

Tavil specializes in multiformat case forming, closing, handling and palletizing lines. Systems have the flexibility to adapt to different case dimensions at the end of line, including retail ready packaging. B&R Industrial Automation simplifies the sophisticated control capabilities required to deliver this flexibility.


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SECONDARY PACKAGING
New 250 cpm rotary shrink wrapper

A new high speed rotary shrink wrapper from Extreme Packaging Machinery has a throughput of 250 packs per minute with smooth cross-seal operation. An integrated servo-driven control system from B&R Industrial Automation simplifies control software and hardware, allows bag size changes while staying in synch with the product, and assures strong seals at high speeds.


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INTEGRATED PACKAGING LINES
Turnkey solid dosage bottling systems offer OEE, serialization

Modular Packaging Systems delivers tablet and capsule filling and counting solutions with fully integrated machine-machine and line control communications, data acquisition, central monitoring, serialization. Across the packaging line, Modular has standardized on an integrated control system from B&R that supports both real-time control and Windows™ management applications.


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RETAIL READY FOR INTEGRATED PACKAGING
Retail ready systems align with packaging line architecture

Cermex is a leader in end of line packaging, from case packing to shrink wrapping to palletizing with over 10,000 machines installed worldwide. Cermex retail ready solutions let retailers display their products directly on the shelf without unpacking. Originally a European trend, retail ready offers a sustainable packaging solution that's been driven in North America by Walmart. B&R automation aligns Cermex with its parent, Sidel, which has also standardized on B&R for machine performance and value.


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AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Remote-mounted drives for modular servo machines

New distributed drive technology reduces cabinet space and wiring and supports modular design of packaging machinery. The remote mounted, IP 65 rated servo drives from B&R combine the benefits of integrated servo motor/drive with additional flexibility, onboard I/O, use of standard motors and extended power range.


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SOLVING THE SKILLS GAP
Purdue mechatronics students visit PACK EXPO

Here's a report that will encourage anyone who's worried about our industry's future talent pool. Fresh from the annual Student Design Contest exclusively sponsored by B&R at PACK EXPO, these students from Purdue University Calumet express their enthusiasm for engineering careers in packaging machinery.


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INSPECTION SYSTEMS
X-ray, metal detection and checkweighing all in one

Loma Systems has partnered with B&R for a scalable, responsive control system. The new LCW 3000 integrates metal detector, X-ray inspection and checkweigher with a modular, streamlined control platform.


OCTOBER 2011




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