'Why is PackML important, why is OEE important, and how can they work together in your machine-control scheme?'

Yaskawa's Meyer explains how PackML's modular, reusable code simplifies automation efforts

What you should know before choosing between metal and X-ray inspection

"If it floats, X-rays can't detect it," Mettler Toledo's Rogers said at Pack Expo.

Using the FDA Preventive Risk Cycle to understand FSMA and GFSI

FDA Preventive Risk Cycle

Automated changeover for better CIP

Schneider's Canna presents ProAdjust

'No more searching for manuals' with the latest process CIP systems

Flexible packaging machines serve a variety of food, chemical markets

Flexible packaging machines serve a variety of food, chemical markets

RFID encoder runs at 600 ft/min.

RFID encoder runs at 600 ft/min.

Coding/marking system reduces solvent evaporation

Coding/marking system reduces solvent evaporation
Yaskawa's Meyer explains how PackML's modular, reusable code simplifies automation efforts
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'Why is PackML important, why is OEE important, and how can they work together in your machine-control scheme?'

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"If it floats, X-rays can't detect it," Mettler Toledo's Rogers said at Pack Expo.
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What you should know before choosing between metal and X-ray inspection

Before choosing which technology—or both—to deploy, know your process, your risks and how you'll handle rejects and reworks, a Mettler-Toledo exec explains.
FDA Preventive Risk Cycle
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Using the FDA Preventive Risk Cycle to understand FSMA and GFSI

Compliance with the GFSI standard and the U.S. FSMA regulation find common ground in the continuous loop of a FDA-based six-step cycle, Pack Expo 2013 attendees learned.
Schneider's Canna presents ProAdjust
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Automated changeover for better CIP

Schneider Packaging demonstrates an automated solution for adjusting processes and boosting OEE for new or retrofit applications.
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'No more searching for manuals' with the latest process CIP systems

The latest Clean-In-Place systems mate training and workforce productivity tools with electromechanical bells and whistles for speed and compliance.
Flexible packaging machines serve a variety of food, chemical markets
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Flexible packaging machines serve a variety of food, chemical markets

Turnkey flexible packaging systems from Fres-co can package coffee, snacks and other dry products, as well as high-value agricultural chemicals as an alternative to fiber drums.
RFID encoder runs at 600 ft/min.
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RFID encoder runs at 600 ft/min.

High speed RFID encoding system from Kirk-Rudy produces an RFID hangtag, reads the code on the tag and serializes the tag. The company specializes in encoding and verification systems as well as feeders, transports and conveyors for the printing and packaging industries.
Coding/marking system reduces solvent evaporation
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Coding/marking system reduces solvent evaporation

RX-S coding/marking series from Hitachi features a two-chamber pump system that reduces solvent evaporation by up to 50 percent.
Custom, flexible conveyors offer lowest ownership cost
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Custom, flexible conveyors offer lowest ownership cost

Conveyor solutions from SpanTech feature best use of valuable floor space. They can be designed for empty or filled packages, specially shaped or sensitive products using pucks or other carriers.
SidePouch bagging system now accommodates stand-up pouches
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SidePouch bagging system now accommodates stand-up pouches

Automated Packaging Systems' SidePouch® FAS Sprint Revolution™ bagging system can now handle stand-up pouches from 4 to 12 in. wide and from 5 to 16.75 in. long, with gussets from 2 to 8 in. wide, in 1-in. increments.
Eaton at Pack Expo
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'Lean' automation architecture will change how OEMs serve packagers

Eaton representative sees the 'integrated HMI and PLC' a continuing trend; streamlined I/O and greater connectivity are on the rise.
Same-day results
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DIY tech for same-day E. Coli testing

Company, Hygiena, claims to reduce outside lab costs 60-80% as food plants do their own testing
IFS' Gansner displays a PACsecure workbook
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Standard helps packagers with GFSI, FSMA

IFS PACsecure standard's workbooks help ease compliance by packaging type. Compliance will help converters as well as brand-owners
Robotics, software enable mixed-load case palletizing
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Robotics, software enable mixed-load case palletizing

New from Intelligrated, a mixed-load palletizing system uses advanced robotics and software technology to automate the creation of mixed-load SKU pallet loads, retail-ready displays, and variety-pack cases, allowing manufacturers to replace repetitive manual handling processes with the efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness of automation.
Scanning system reduces changeovers from 26-plus minutes to 70 seconds
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Scanning system reduces changeovers from 26-plus minutes to 70 seconds

Watch this demonstration by Sick, Inc., maker of sensors, bar code scanners and related equipment, to see how its RapCo closed-loop system automates manual changeovers from one size box or carton to another, reducing changeover time from 26 minutes or more to 70 seconds.
Metal detection and X-ray technology
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Metal detection and X-ray technology

Metal detection and X-ray technology from Sartorius includes units that feature four search heads that work off one HMI; and X-ray machines with no horizontal surfaces for easier cleaning and no possibility of contamination.
Print-and-apply labelers are configurable
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Print-and-apply labelers are configurable

Print and apply labeling systems from EPI feature a modular compact design and can be configured to work in most packaging environments. Labeling systems are specifically designed for high-volume, automated print and apply labeling applications demanding reliability and around the clock operation.
GE's Barry Lynch
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GE stresses the executive-level imperative of the industrial Internet

The 'bits and bytes' can wait; first, executives need to understand how the industrial Internet can help reduce the cost of operations, boost productivity and boost profits.

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