Packaging Worlds Automation Strategies
Welcome to Automation Strategies from Packaging World magazine, sponsored exclusively by B&R Industrial Automation. This quarterly e-magazine highlights advanced packaging and converting machinery from around the world, along with the automation technologies enabling their trend-setting capabilities.
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VIDEOS
YouTube Packaging channel live for B&R automation
B&R has organized its YouTube channel by industry, so it's easier than ever to videos of packaging machinery in action, as well as allied printing, processing and plastics equipment.
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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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GLOBAL STANDARDS
OMAC Demo Impresses at European Packaging Show
The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) brought its interoperability demonstration unit to the Packology trade show in Rimini, Italy in June. UCIMA, the Italian packaging machinery manufacturers association, invited the standards group to bring the demo unit, introduced to the public by Nestlé at PACK EXPO 2012, to the European fair.
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INJECTION MOLDING
Negri Bossi's newest electric molding machines
Negri Bossi has introduced ELEOS, the natural progression from the hydraulic EOS series injection molding machines, which maintains its extremely compact dimensions while taking advantage of fully integrated electrical control and drive technology from B&R.
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PHARMA SERIALIZATION
Seidenader innovates with serialization
Thought you needed two or three computers to perform serialization functions on a packaging line? Seidenader, a subsidiary of Koerber Medipak, has teamed with B&R Industrial Automation to implement its serialization software on a single industrial hardened PC and touch panel with integrated soft PLC, I/O, vision interface capabilities and global support.
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END OF LINE PACKAGING
High speed shrink bundler from Cermex
VersaFilm shrink bundler reduces the need for corrugated material and achieves 1,000 bottle per minute throughputs with over 98% efficiency, using a new B&R automation platform. User friendly screen helps operators and technicians access information to maximize uptime.
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FILLING AND WEIGHING
Dura-Pack scales deliver uncompromising value
Dura-Pack's family of net linear scales uses a new B&R automation platform that retains the functionalities of a high end control system with the economies of a micro PLC—while simplifying operation, adding remote connectivity and diagnostics, and replacing pneumatics with precise stepper/servo control.
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LABELING
Z-Italia roll-fed labeler is first with safe motion
Z-Italia believes theirs is the only existing labeling machine featuring safe motion, a unique capability provided by B&R networked safety technology. The roll-fed rotary labeler also features ergonomic reel loading, servo unwind for optimum tension control, and the ability to run a wide range of labeling materials.
June 2013
GLOBAL TRENDS
85-page packaging automation ‘Playbook’ is free
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TRADE SHOW REPORT
Powerful new PC at WestPack
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TRADE SHOW REPORT
B&R at Hanover Fair 2013
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TRADE SHOW REPORT
Automation World video from SPS Drives Show
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VISION
Vision interface eliminates separate PC
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INJECTION MOLDING
Woojin introduces servo machines at K 2013
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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
Automation Studio 4.0
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I/O SYSTEMS
Temperature range expanded
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READ MORE
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WHITE PAPER
Updated comparison: Industrial Ethernet Facts
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COPY & PASTE
Hardware configuration has never been this easy
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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
Controller redundancy
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