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Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011

Better brand integrity through higher level of serialization (Part 2)
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Better brand integrity through higher level of serialization (Part 2)

Omega Design demonstrates how to answer California's call for serialization by starting with temporary unique code at bottom of bottle.
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Beckhoff's Joe Martin talks about The Power Of One
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Beckhoff's Joe Martin talks about The Power Of One

Beckhoff offers one controller one software framework and one fieldbus network to control entire packaging line.
Filler/bagger with single-point control
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Filler/bagger with single-point control

Vertical bagger with auger filler has single-point control and stepper-motor drive with encoder feedback.
Podcast

Pack Expo prepares students for packaging careers

Blogger and education evangelist Keith Campbell interviews college students about their experience at Pack Expo and their plans for the future.
Podcast

CPG blogger veteran Keith Campbell's take on Pack Expo

Blogger Keith Campbell shares his observations on the show and  packaging machinery technology as Pack Expo draws to a close.
Podcast

Day Two at Pack Expo Las Vegas

Attendance at the show is remarkable, as is the energy. Packaging World Editor Pat Reynolds reports on managing color virtually, a new film supplier from Peru, examples of partnering among OEMs, and a uniquely sustainable standup pouch--all on display at Pack Expo Las Vegas.
Robots add corner boards to pallets
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Robots add corner boards to pallets

Replacing the need for labor-intensive manual placement of pallet corner boards, Orion Packaging Systems new Automatic Corner Board Placer can add corner boards to the four edges of a pallet using robotic systems at speeds from 50 to 75 loads/hr.
Top-load robotic case loader offers job flexibility
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Top-load robotic case loader offers job flexibility

The TriVex RL automated robotic case loader from Douglas Machine is recommended for jobs requiring frequent format changes and high efficiencies.
Water-soluble pouch packaging machine reduces scrap
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Water-soluble pouch packaging machine reduces scrap

Said to be the fastest vertical-style water-soluble pouch-packaging machine on the market, the Hydroforma from Cloud Packaging Solutions also offers a reduced scrap rate of 8% to 12% versus the 20% to 30% scrap rate of competitive machines.
Better brand integrity through higher level of serialization (Part 1)
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Better brand integrity through higher level of serialization (Part 1)

Omega Design demonstrates how to answer California's call for serialization by starting with temporary unique code at bottom of bottle.
Mitsubishi top-mounted scara robot outperforms delta robots
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Mitsubishi top-mounted scara robot outperforms delta robots

Faster and more rigid, this scara robot  can handle 188 parts per minute, accurate to .01 millimeters, and is said to be up to 40% less expensive than delta robots.
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Manufacturing Institute likes PMMI Mechatronics Program

PMMI has announces its Mechatronics Certificate program has been added to The Manufacturing Institute's Manufacturing Skills Certification Systems (SCS) offerings. The Manufacturing Institute is a 501(c) (3) affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
CP Packaging thermoformer relies on Bosch Rexroth automation technology for sanitation and safety
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CP Packaging thermoformer relies on Bosch Rexroth automation technology for sanitation and safety

Bosch Rexroth teams up with CP Packaging to eliminate components and increase uptime on its Vision Pack thermoformer for large cheese and deli applications. 
Pharma inspection system guarantees product integrity
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Pharma inspection system guarantees product integrity

BellatrX Sentinal inspection system handles simple inspections like cap placement or as sophisticated as inspecting label for integrity, presence and accuracy of lot numbers.
Retail-ready packaging continues its push
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Retail-ready packaging continues its push

At Delkor Systems Inc., retail-ready Packaging has been a key emphasis.
Inverted wrapper handles delicate product
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Inverted wrapper handles delicate product

The Pack 301 inverted wrapper from Bosch Packaging allows for the gentle handling and packaging of products that cannot be run on a horizontal machine.
Robotic cartoner/case packer
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Robotic cartoner/case packer

From Schneider Packaging Equipment comes a robotic cartoner and case loader that is designed for extreme flexibility.

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