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.
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.
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.
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).