New tray sealing system from Reiser runs up to 15 packages/min and is built with cost effectiveness and durability in mind. Suitable for a variety of meat, fish, or poultry products with or without modified atmospheres.
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Acsis' Serialization in a Box solution allows for management of serialized and non-serialized product simultaneously through the bundle to the case and all the way out through packaging and distribution.
A new flexible packaging group aimed at reducing the fragmentation that has stymied uptake of flexible packaging applications in the U.S., news that the founder of Elau is now a part of the Beckhoff Group, a smart servo motor that takes advantage of Near-Field Communication and smart phones, energy savings through better conveying connections, and a new entry in the print-on-demand corrugated case category--this and much more was on display at Pack Expo Las Vegas on day one.
The Spee-Dee Sanitary Auger meets hygiene standards of regulatory agencies that preside over sensitive powder packaging. Applications include infant formula, whey and dairy powders, and pharmaceutical powders. Filler interfaces with virtually any packaging system, including conveyor, hf/f/s, vf/f/s, and rotary equipment.
CHEP introduces a 40x24-in. half pallet made of wood, with metal blocks allowing for 21-in.-wide pallet jack entry. Offers opportunities for retailers to replenish products on store shelves and build promotional "retail-ready" displays to help build sales.
Servo motor efficiently delivers great starting torque and can be programmed from a smart phone via Near Field Communication. The constant speed of the Smart motor can be set steplessly between 500 and 2600 rpm.
This highly flexible system from Groninger can process jars, bottles and cosmeceuticals all on the same machine. With an output of 3,600 units per hour, the MFCS 201R can handle container heights from 30-100 mm and diameters from 10-100 mm.
B&R featured a live demo of a multi-axis ActuatorLine from Rollon. The unit demos a 5 actuator - 3 axis of motion infrared target practice game that is driven by B&R controls. Rollon X-Y-Z gantry is an out-of-the-box solution for pick and place, packaging, palletizing and depalletizing, delivering flexible, reliable, accurate linear motion controlled by B & R.
New robotic system from Fanuc is capable of palletizing 30+ bags/min and is suitable for cases or bags. The unique benefit is that this palletizer breaks the two second barrier for bag-to-bag palletizing.
BlisterPro® is Klockner Pentaplast's next-generation design service that allows package designers, technicians, and engineers to explore the effects of tool geometry, film types, and process conditions, as well as predict the protective barrier properties of the trial package without expensive and time-consuming line trials.
Delkor's C1 Robotic Packer is a result of that company's cooperation with Tetra Pak. System can pivot alternating containers to nest them in a carton in order to minimize unused space and maximize pallet density.
The 1FK7 servo motor from Siemens is developed with field-replaceable encoders that make for quick and easy on-site service with no special tools or recalibration required. Modular design permits the swapping of incremental encoder with an absolute encoder right in the field, without sending the unit back to the factory. Also shown is Sinamics S120M that integrates motor and drive right in the same unit, ideal for vertical form/fill/seal machines, flow wrappers, rotary capping machines, filling machines, and other packaging equipment.
Smart controllers, skillful manipulation of Big Data, and people power—these are the three legs of the Industrial Internet stool as outlined by GE Intelligent Platforms. And what, pray tell, is this Industrial Internet?
At Pack Expo Las Vegas September 23-25, The Food Safety Resource Center's newest sponsor will present critical educational sessions on how advances in technology and software can contribute to food safety in manufacturing and packaging.