Packaging Worlds Automation Strategies
WORLD PACKAGING UPDATE
Welcome to Automation Strategies from Packaging World magazine, sponsored exclusively by B&R Industrial Automation. This quarterly e-magazine highlights advanced, automated machinery featuring global standards, OMAC guidelines and automation technologies benefiting from Moore's Law.
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PACKAGING
New vision inspection system
A leading manufacturer of machine vision inspection systems used in a variety of industries, Mettler-Toledo CI-Vision Division is in the process of making a significant shift in its approach to machine control. It's a shift away from PLCs to an approach that is more PC-based. This shift emphasizes controls components supplied by B&R—from servo motors to drives to software to industrial PCs.
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PACKAGING
World record application in linear motion
Summit Publishing blogger, Keith Campbell, reports on the importance of price versus performance when it comes to investing in new technology in his article “What is appropriate technology?” He makes his point by presenting an example where B&R Industrial Automation was able to achieve world record results in linear motion.
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THERMOFORMING
Thermoformer is versatile, energy efficient
Wrapping Machinery's new FC780 E represents a new generation of vacuum and pressure forming machines for the food packaging industry.
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PLASTICS MOLDING
Energy efficient all-electric blow molding machines
Uniloy Milacron's UMS 200 EZ D double station machine produces containers up to 4-liter capacity, with view stripes, at a rate of 620 bottles per hour and a cycle time of approximately 22 seconds.
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CONVERTING
New scanning technology measures barrier film thickness
Combyscan by Syncro is based on Syncro's Optylayer system, which uses capacitive and inductive technology to measure the total thickness of the barrier film in blown film lines.
April 2013
GLOBAL STANDARDS
PackML + PackSpec = packaging's future
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NEW TECHNOLOGY
Alternative to shrink wrapping
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NEW TECHNOLOGY
High performance palletizer
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NEW TECHNOLOGY
Powerful linear scales
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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
What could you do with… the most powerful industrial PC… and a giant multi-touch tablet?
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GLOBAL STANDARDS
In India, Nestlé and B&R promote open technology standards for packaging
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