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Mitsubishi Electric demos cage-free robot and rugged automation for food & beverage
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Mitsubishi Electric demos cage-free robot and rugged automation for food & beverage

During PACK EXPO 2015 Mitsubishi showed off a robot that uses special firmware and off-the-shelf safety equipment to turn a regular robot into a cage-free system that works collaboratively with humans.
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Wide-format stick-pack machine
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Wide-format stick-pack machine

Offerings from Ropak at PACK EXPO Las Vegas included a wide-format five-lane stick-pack machine and a servo-driven 6000-per-minute high-speed packaging machine.
Hot melt hoses and applicator guns
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Hot melt hoses and applicator guns

ITW Dynatec highligted melters, heated hoses, and applicator guns at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. These are suitable for use in a variety of packaging applications, including cartoning, case sealing, and tray forming.
Better material handling
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Better material handling

A new HV drive from Syntron Material Handling brings benefits in conveying and feeding product. Easy-to-work-on unit simplifies wash down. Travel speed is 80 feet/min, which is said to be the fastest on the market today.
New thermal-transfer printers
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New thermal-transfer printers

Multiple interfaces are standard on the NX Series of thermal-transfer printers from Sato. Both 4- and 6-inch models are available.
Aggregation right through to palletizing
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Aggregation right through to palletizing

Serialization solution shown by OCS Checkweigher focuses on aggregation of bottles in multilayer cases. Aggregation is finalized when cases go onto a pallet.
New breed of weighing technology
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New breed of weighing technology

WipoTec's MMF system incorporates of EMFR (Electromagnetic Force Restoration) technology weigh cells that look at the weight every millisecond. Also setting this system apart from the competition is a vibration compensation feature.
New twist on anti-counterfeiting
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New twist on anti-counterfeiting

Romaco has teamed up with Nano 4 U in developing a new method of adding a hologram to a blister pack so that counterfeiters can be thwarted.
Meet the workhorse of shrink sleeve applicators
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Meet the workhorse of shrink sleeve applicators

The LX-150 Shrink Sleeve Label and Tamper Evident Band applicator from American Film & Machinery is a workhorse, capable of 24-hour operation and shrink sleeve placement of up to 300 products per minute. The LX-150’s standard dual unwind system allows for quick roll changeovers and continuous operation.
Sleeve wrapping system offers maximum flex—with minimal space
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Sleeve wrapping system offers maximum flex—with minimal space

Eastey’s Enterprises EB25A is a sleeve wrapping system with a small footprint that is built for easy operating and maximum flexibility. The compact system features a belt-in, belt-out design that allows for hand loading or in-line conveying, and its fixed lower seal bar accommodates random height products.
Squid Ink demonstrates high-res marking and advanced database integration
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Squid Ink demonstrates high-res marking and advanced database integration

In this video, date and time information is added to a box using a Squid Ink CoPilot printer. From there, a CoPilot 382 with two, 2.1” printheads adds high-resolution bar coding. Last, a Wi-Fi device that is running Orion software seamlessly communicates database information with the print controller.
New machine combines checkweighing and metal detection
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New machine combines checkweighing and metal detection

Thermo Scientific’s Global VersaWeigh Checkweigher combines with the Thermo Scientific APEX 300 metal detector to provide users with a space-saving option for accurate checkweighing and metal detection. Changes to product set-up on the checkweigher are automatically registered on the metal detector, making for easy operator use.
JoeBot the Robot serves coffee with ease
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JoeBot the Robot serves coffee with ease

Kuka’s KR AGILUS HM (hygienic machine) is a robot designed to handle raw food applications, with food-grade components and a corrosion-resistant surface that prevents build-up of sensitive materials. In this demo, viewers can see the robot’s precise and agile moments as it makes and then serves a fresh cup of coffee.
Columbia provides safe, flexible, high performance palletizing
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Columbia provides safe, flexible, high performance palletizing

Columbia introduces its HL6200 palletizer, which features Category 3-compliant safety components, an HMI that allows users to easily create and modify layer patterns for virtually every type of package, and a host of standard features to maximize uptime. The HL6200 can palletize up to 120 cases per minute.
Finding an alternative to corrugated's crush-resistance—with a premium-quality print surface
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Finding an alternative to corrugated's crush-resistance—with a premium-quality print surface

In this video, Packaging World’s Pat Reynolds, VP/Editor-in-Chief, and David Gray, Director of Packaging Business Development for PaperWorks Industries, discuss how a new packaging option is providing benefits long associated with corrugated—strength, rigidity, and stackability—while offering graphic qualities like those of a folding carton. Such graphic appeal is particularly important to warehouse club and mass market retailers, who must prioritize the consumer's experience when packaging foods, beverages, home care supplies, and personal care items.
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Collaborative functionality in a robot space
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Collaborative functionality in a robot space

Yaskawa Motoman demonstrates how heavy-payload robots and humans can work in the same space through the use of computer technology that sets speed and zone limitations in a workcell.
Siemens totally integrated automation on display at PACK EXPO
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Siemens totally integrated automation on display at PACK EXPO

The engineering framework enables software development across controllers, drives, motors and more to save time in design and commissioning.
Lenze rolls out new line of frequency inverters
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Lenze rolls out new line of frequency inverters

The i500 series, for use with a range of machine applications, has a streamlined design, scalable functionality and an innovative interface.

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