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Pack Expo Chicago 2012

Pack Expo 2012: Optimizing Manufacturing Performance
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Pack Expo 2012: Optimizing Manufacturing Performance

Parsec measures far more than just down time and up time. What kind of quality KPI’s can you analyze? TrakSys offers detailed data on line quality. Can I see breakdown of rejects? Why am I experiencing poor quality? Improve productivity throughout your value chain.
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Shrink wrapper deploys new Robo-Wand technology
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Shrink wrapper deploys new Robo-Wand technology

Shrink wrapper from Standard Knapp uses Robo-Wand tray wrapping technology to meter trays through wrapping and shrink tunnel.
Pack Expo 2012: Rockwell focuses on “small machine” components for low-cost control
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Pack Expo 2012: Rockwell focuses on “small machine” components for low-cost control

Micro 800 small modular platform offers up to four axis of motion. Component Panel View offers full-color display for OEM market. Now, with free software. Kinetics 3, stand-alone indexing drive, coupled with HMI and small controller, can run small machine effectively for less than $3,000.
Vertical f/f/s machine runs PE film
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Vertical f/f/s machine runs PE film

Vertical form/fill/seal machine from TNA is especially suitable for use with PE film, which brings TNA more aggressively into the fresh produce arena.
Pack Expo 2012: TIA Portal new generation programming environment.
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Pack Expo 2012: TIA Portal new generation programming environment.

Program controller logic in PLCs, HMI, and networking between devices all in one user environment. Modern navigation, very graphical and intuitive. Changes automation programming approach to a system view.
Mechatronics optimizes machine performance
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Mechatronics optimizes machine performance

Lenze focused its Pack Expo message on how an emphasis on mechatronics results in drives, motors, and gear boxes that let machinery OEMs keep machine performance at a high level while footprint is minimized.
Pack Expo 2012: Stretch sleeve labels require no heat
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Pack Expo 2012: Stretch sleeve labels require no heat

High-elasticity stretch sleeve labels from MRI are applied by machinery made by PDC International. These PE labels require no heat for shrinking.
Pack Expo 2012: Rockwell uses OMAC Pack ML and integrates entire packaging line.
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Pack Expo 2012: Rockwell uses OMAC Pack ML and integrates entire packaging line.

Rapid Line Integration uses standard template and standard tool set to integrate packaging line, offers OEE data and status for each machine on the line.
Pack Expo 2012: Networking and connectivity from Siemens
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Pack Expo 2012: Networking and connectivity from Siemens

Sinamics drive system, PLC, IO and HMI offer complete connectivity--ethernet-based Profinet, Profibus, Canbus, Modbus, Ethernet IP, etc. Drive, HMI and I.O. network is not a special configuration, but a selection embedded in the system all ready to work. Delivers seamless, peaceful coexistence of multiple networks over the same wire.
Pack Expo 2012: Siemens Integrated Safety
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Pack Expo 2012: Siemens Integrated Safety

One complete safety certified system with standard PLC integration and safety integration, plus mobile panels with safety e-stops and wireless safety solutions.
Pack Expo 2012: High-speed robot can be mounted on wall or ceiling
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Pack Expo 2012: High-speed robot can be mounted on wall or ceiling

Agilus series of robots from Kuka are designed for high-speed picking and packing, and they can be mounted on the floor, on a wall, or even on the ceiling.
Pack Expo 2012: Omega demonstrates inference for e-pedigree—cartons to case.
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Pack Expo 2012: Omega demonstrates inference for e-pedigree—cartons to case.

Manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic solutions for serialization. Complete a case with a high degree of data integrity and know which bundles are in your case, and which products are in each bundle. Fail safe operation rejects all packs that do not meet strict criteria, or in case of loss of communication or software problems.
Pack Expo 2012: Omega demonstrates inference for e-pedigree—unique solution for bottling line
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Pack Expo 2012: Omega demonstrates inference for e-pedigree—unique solution for bottling line

Fail safe system insures physical aggregation before data is created. 360 degree inspection station must pass three steps: Is code readable? Does it belong in our database? Have I successfully created an accurate correlation between temporary bottom or top code and serialized label
Precision Motion Using Pneumatic Actuators
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Precision Motion Using Pneumatic Actuators

Enfield Technologies introduces its pneumatic actuators for precise motion control at it booth. The concept allows for pneumatic actuators to work like electric drives while suporting high loads and reducing machine footprint.
Tight, secure packs ensured with shrink bundler
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Tight, secure packs ensured with shrink bundler

PACK EXPO 2012: Eastey Enterprises’ EB35A automatic in-line sleeving system produces either a Bull’s-eye or natural closure on trayed, individual, or multipacked products. A self-centering, chain-driven mechanism ensures the seal is formed at the center of the product, while a two-chambered shrink bundling tunnel turns out a tight, secure package.
CartonTracker roll-in unit with precision inspection for serialization
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CartonTracker roll-in unit with precision inspection for serialization

PACK EXPO 2012: The Optel Vision CartonTracker™ features a carton handling at speeds to 250 products/min, as well as print and verification stations.
Foldover reclosable packaging for snacks, pet treats
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Foldover reclosable packaging for snacks, pet treats

PACK EXPO 2012: Sealed Air Cryovac Multi-Seal FoldLOK reclosable packaging permits easy opening and reclosing, allowing strong visibility for gusseted bottom pouches of shredded cheese, nuts, candies, dried fruits and pet treats.
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