Packaging 

APRIL FEATURED PRODUCTS

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RESOURCES

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Lenze releases PackML Library

Designed for machine builders and operators, the Lenze library simplifies implementation of PackML standards using ladder logic.

J. Schmalz releases VEE Robot Gripper design software

VEE software allows end effectors to be configured online in just a few minutes.

Kollmorgen publishes Packaging Solutions brochure

The brochure reviews quantifiable results delivered in pharmaceutical, high-performance cutting, converting, form/fill/seal and food and beverage packaging applications.

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WHITE PAPERS

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Packaging in the Traceability Era

By Marchesini Group
Counterfeit drugs are a problem worldwide. Pharmaceutical companies now have to conform to new regulations involving packaging. This white paper describes the regulations and codes needed to track drugs through the distribution chain from manufacturing to retail.

Developing a Standardised Identification Solution for Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting

By Packaging Coordinators
It is important that the supply chain remains safe and free of counterfeits. One major obstacle is that there is no unified global database where scanned bar codes on drug packaging can be checked. Regulatory bodies, pharmaceutical sector, retailers and clinicians will need to work together to overcome this counterfeiting pandemic.

Transforming the Light Curtain

By Tyler Glieden, SICK
By reducing the need for physical guards and barriers, light curtains can increase the maintainability of the equipment they are protecting. Light curtains using pattern and object recognition require fewer sensors and less wiring while providing a safety solution that’s secure.

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CASE STUDIES

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Stripped-down drive works wonders

Packaging World
A smart servo drive from Metronix has allowed Pfankuch, a manufacturer of friction feeder systems for inserting leaflets and products into sales packaging, to increase the speed of its SmartFeeder by 50% while doubling positioning accuracy.

Robotic cartoning adds efficiency, subtracts labor costs

Packaging World
Pharmalab, a manufacturer of natural health, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products, and food supplements switched from manual cartoning to automated robotic cartoning with the addition of five new MK-DLT integrated Delta 3 robotic cartoners provided by AFA Systems.

Perrigo—propelled by AGVs and organizational readiness

Packaging World
Perrigo, a producer of store brand pharmaceuticals, uses AGVs in two buildings—one of which covers 410,000 sq ft and has 18,000 bin locations holding packaging components and capsules or tablets in bulk drums.

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EVENTS

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April 22, 2014
Beachwood , OH


ACP will be releasing ThinManager 7 and Relevance 1 on March 3, 2014. Because this amazing technology is "See it to Believe it," we are hitting the road and "Going Mobile" to show you how ThinManager and Relevance are paving the way for mobile devices to become a very relevant technology for the modern factory.

April 23, 2014
Pittsburgh , PA


ACP will be releasing ThinManager 7 and Relevance 1 on March 3, 2014. Because this amazing technology is "See it to Believe it," we are hitting the road and "Going Mobile" to show you how ThinManager and Relevance are paving the way for mobile devices to become a very relevant technology for the modern factory.

April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014
San Diego , CA, USA


This year’s CSIA conference provides systems integrator members with educational and networking opportunities to help your company put on an Inspiring Performance for your customers.

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TRAINING

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April 16, 2014
Peabody , MA


This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

April 30, 2014
Lenexa , KS


This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

May 15, 2014
Waukesha , WI


This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).