Thiele introduces Smart Screen control system for dairy palletizers

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — May 1, 2008 — Thiele Technologies developed a Smart Screen control system to assist operators of dairy palletizers. Smart Screen control system utilizes full-color touch-screen technology and offers a wide spectrum of indicators to help operators and maintenance personnel diagnose line problems, minimize downtime and increase productivity.

In addition to diagnosing problems such as faulty electrical or pneumatic components, Smart Screen maintains a detailed history of machine uptime and downtime, providing an accurate record for operation, management and quality control.

Additional diagnostic indicators include such items as:
• Waiting For Product
• Pallet Not In Position
• Full Pallet At Discharge
• Pusher Not Back
• Pallet Jam At Magazine
• E-Stop Pushed
• Bander Jam

The Smart Screen control system integrates seamlessly into most palletizer systems and can also be used on the Thiele Pak Tek caser.

Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. is a world-leading supplier of packaging, corrugating, and paper converting technology, as well as engineering consulting services, across a broad spectrum of industries. Barry-Wehmiller’s balanced and diversified approach to the market is made possible through 10 interactive divisions: Accraply, a leading manufacturer of automatic labeling systems; Barry-Wehmiller Company, manufacturing bottle washers and pasteurizers for more than 120 years; Barry-Wehmiller International Resources, a pioneer in the creation, development, and integration of advanced information technology and engineering solutions; Design Group, a premier supplier of manufacturing automation and engineering consulting services; FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, a leading producer of advanced conveyance technology and material handling equipment; HayssenSandiacre, a form/fill/seal technologies and services leader for more than 100 years; MarquipWardUnited, a leading manufacturer of equipment for the corrugated and folded carton industries; Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), providing advanced converting, printing, and packaging technologies for the tissue, nonwovens, and flexible packaging industries since 1919; PneumaticScaleAngelus, a global provider for filling, capping, can seaming, labeling, and centrifugation; and Thiele Technologies, a leading supplier of placing, bagging, cartoning, case packing, and palletizing equipment.

In fiscal year 2008, a combination of organic and acquisition growth is expected to grow Barry- Wehmiller’s annual revenues to more than $1 billion for the first time in the company’s 122-year history, with more than $300 million in markets outside the U.S.