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Change tape rolls in 10 seconds
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Change tape rolls in 10 seconds

No more wasted time spent on changing a tape roll on a case taping machine now that Shurtape developed this fast-change capability.
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Cube-shaped flex pack offers shelf impact, sustainability
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Cube-shaped flex pack offers shelf impact, sustainability

ConservaCube's cube-shaped flexible PE pack stands upright on the shelf, offers four display panels, provides significant freight savings, and is more readily recyclable.
Affix oddly-shaped items to carriers at high speed
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Affix oddly-shaped items to carriers at high speed

Complement of technologies includes a unique random servo rotary machine that is great for affixing a variety of shaped items onto carriers at high speeds.
Vertical form/fill/seal detects product in the seal area
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Vertical form/fill/seal detects product in the seal area

New vf/f/s bagger from Rovema has "sense-and-seal" technology that detects product in the seal area and prevents the knives from cutting the bag, avoiding downtime related to seal jaws and cut-off knives. Seal force can be precisely calibrated for smoother operation.
Rittal shows modular enclosure systems
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Rittal shows modular enclosure systems

Rittal's Greg Storm talks about the TS 8, which comes in many dimensions and a range of accessories to save space and money.
Mitsubishi Electric shows off cage-free collaborative robot
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Mitsubishi Electric shows off cage-free collaborative robot

Using special firmware and safety technology, Mitsubishi can turn any industrial robot into a cage-free, collaborative robotic system.
Enhanced x-ray system triples machinery life expectancy
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Enhanced x-ray system triples machinery life expectancy

The new XR75 x-ray system from Anritsu maintains the performance of the company's existing systems, while improving the equipment's ease of use and cost of ownership, tripling the life expectancy of standard x-ray equipment.
New app pushes machine vitals to personal mobile devices
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New app pushes machine vitals to personal mobile devices

Focke & Co. demonstrates a multifunction app that outputs real-time machine status and info, self-guided changeover instructions, and access to necessary spare parts and service.
ABB debuts new dual-arm collaborative robot technology that works side-by-side with humans
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ABB debuts new dual-arm collaborative robot technology that works side-by-side with humans

Developed initially for small parts assembly in the consumer electronics industry, ABB Robotics new YuMi fully collaborative, dual-arm, 14-axis robot handles payloads up to 500 g and is "precise enough to thread a needle."
Slippery coating helps dispense entire product
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Slippery coating helps dispense entire product

Patented, MIT-derived technology from LiquiGlide enables the creation of permanently wet, liquid-impregnated surfaces for packaging, allowing all of a viscous liquid product to be dispensed from its container.
Emerson displays distributed control technologies for packaging machinery
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Emerson displays distributed control technologies for packaging machinery

From distributed to central control, Emerson's Alex Harvey talks about technology for machine builders.
Compact, wraparound case packer for washdown applications
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Compact, wraparound case packer for washdown applications

Small-footprint machine features clean, open design, and is suited to washdown applications including beer and soft drinks. Handles wraparound cases or trays of varying heights.
Print on-demand color labels in a single pass
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Print on-demand color labels in a single pass

The newest industrial ink-jet color label printer in the Epson ColorWorks 7500 family, the 7500G allows for Just-in-Time printing of four-color static information and monochrome variable-data on gloss label stock at speeds to 11.8 ips.
Rockwell Automation and smart manufacturing
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Rockwell Automation and smart manufacturing

Global Industry Director Dave Sharpe talks about serialization and deeper layers of information, analytics and security.
Parker Hannifin combines motion, machine and visualization in controller
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Parker Hannifin combines motion, machine and visualization in controller

Ben Furnish explains the flexibility of the Parker Automation Controller (PAC), which is shown controlling a delta robot at PACK EXPO.
Space-saving conveyor turns, belts and transfers designed for small pack sizes
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Space-saving conveyor turns, belts and transfers designed for small pack sizes

New zero-tangent radius conveyor from Intralox is available in withs from 8" to 40" with an inside turning radius of 24" regardless of belt width. Benefits include space savings, high speeds, smooth transfers. Also shown is a conveyor belt specially designed for easier conveying and transfer of smaller package sizes.
3D displacement sensor addresses food-portion control
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3D displacement sensor addresses food-portion control

A new customer-driven solution from Cognex uses the D1300 3D displacement sensor and the Cognex Designer custom interface to calculate the volume of dispensed food for each individual item in a tray.
Servo-driven horizontal f/f/s line for pouches and fitment application
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Servo-driven horizontal f/f/s line for pouches and fitment application

Bossar's new all-servo-driven horizontal f/f/s pouch-making machine enables higher speeds, higher efficiencies, fewer moving parts, and less maintenance. Video demo shows single-serve pouches with fitments being applied.

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