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Anti-fog heatseal coatings This afternoon’s fundraiser benefits the PACK EXPO Scholarship program. debut Designed for refrigerated foods, film coatings from Bostik (Booth E-8959) combine heat-seal functionality and anti-fog capabilities to eliminate the need for two coating layers. Polyethylene terephthalate-based flexible packaging resins and coatings address consumer preferences for transparent, recyclable packaging. Other attributes include high mechanical strength, compatibility with a variety of machines, heat and chemical resistance and high-barrier properties. SD

Wireless devices configure I/O Battery-powered, Wi-Fi-equipped IOLink Smart Configurator from Carlo Gavazzi (Booth N-6325) can be used anywhere to configure any IO-Link sensor or actuator on the market via a wireless device. As a result, there’s no need for programming via a USB IO-Link master connected to a personal computer or via a network-connected master device. SD

Shrink label blocks light Pentalabel® eklipse™ shrink sleeve label film from Klöckner Pentaplast (Booth N-5225) combines superior print reproduction and high shrink modulus with light transmission rates of less than 1%. Film prints and seams easily and eliminates the need for multiple flood coat printing to achieve light protection. This means clear, recyclable containers can be used for photosensitive products, replacing opaque multilayer containers, which cannot be recycled. SD

Inkjet prints 1-in. high

The Evolution IV thermal inkjet from Digital Design (Booth N-5120) prints 1-in. characters, logos and barcodes from a single print cartridge or up to four lines in a 1-in. space. The cartridge holds 128ml of ink to reduce downtime. The Evolution IV model is virtually maintenance free and has no moving parts to wear out for maximum uptime. SD

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ACK gives BACK™, sponsored by Rockwell Automation (Booth N-5701), begins at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon (Monday, Oct. 15, 2018) with a reception outside the Grand Ballroom in the South Building of McCormick Place, followed at 5:30 p.m. by a performance by Sebastian Maniscalco. The Chicago-area born, Italian-immigrant-raised stand-up comedian is behind wildly successful network specials such as “Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That?,” “What’s Wrong With People?” and “Aren’t You Embarrassed?” Winners of six $5,000 scholarships also will be announced, and the 2018 Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame inductees (see story, p. 22) will be recognized at PACK EXPO’s biggest networking event, according to PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550). “As a PMMI member and PACK EXPO exhibi-

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tor, we are proud to be affiliated with an association that cares about the future of the packaging industry and feel strongly about supporting the next generation of professionals,” says Christopher Zei, vice president Global OEM and Global Industries, Rockwell Automation. “We are pleased to contribute to such a worthy cause and continue sponsorship of PACK gives BACK,” he adds. “At PMMI we recognize and value the future of our industry and want to continue to invest in the next generation with generous scholarship opportunities,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. “We are grateful to Rockwell Automation for their continued support of this event and this community.” Tickets are $75 (buy nine tickets, get the 10th free). For more information, visit www.PACKEXPOinternational.com/pack-gives-back. SD

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PMMI press conference discusses Empowering women in machinery market, research. manufacturing.

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im Pittas, president and CEO of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), welcomed media personnel to the largest edition of PACK EXPO International and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO. The show-opening press conference also revealed results from the newly released Global Trends Impacting the Market for Packaging Machinery report, highlighted the association’s education and workforce development efforts and outlined results of the 2018 eCommerce: Think Inside the Box study.

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he Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) invites attendees and exhibitors to its breakfast event at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 16) in Room E-450 in the Lakeside Center. Register on the PPWLN website or the show app. Now a staple at PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, the breakfast event features a conversation with top manufacturing executives about how to empower women in the industry. These industry leaders will weigh-in on the company culture

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Sprayer pouch wins Sprayer pouches from Glenroy (Booth S-4044) for Rejuvenate® Marine cleaning solutions earn a 2018 Gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Award from the Flexible Packaging Association (Booth N-5901) and a Best of Category Award in the Special Innovation Awards – Other category in the 2018 Graphics Excellence Awards competition organized by the Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA). Three other Glenroy pouches took home awards in the GLGA competition. SD

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atthews Marking Systems, a Matthews International Company (Booth S-2006), unveils the Mpactful Solutions educational series. Its four sessions run Sunday, Oct. 14, and repeat on Monday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Oct. 16: 10:00 a.m. SKU + Cost Management, presented by Raymond Fortuna 11:00 a.m. Integration and Error Reduction, presented by Antonio Cortes 2:00 p.m. Trends in the Market, presented by Michael Orcutt 3:00 p.m. The Future of Piezo, presented by Mark Beauregard For more information, visit www.matthewsmarking.com. SD

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GetLabels program optimizes labels Pressure-sensitive label and thermal-transfer ribbon experts at AstroNova® Product Identification (Booth N-5616) create GetLabels program to optimize label materials. The program offers a consultative approach and sampling to review the label environment, production line and product destination. Abiding to ISO standards, quality assurance engineers conduct tests in their Materials Research Lab to ensure material integrity and quality for every paper or synthetic label, film, tag, ink and toner to measure adhesion strength and resistance to moisture, chemical solvents, abrasion and ultraviolet light. SD

Emerson expands PLC tech

Emerson (Booth N-4721b) has agreed to acquire Intelligent Platforms, a division of General Electric. Intelligent Platform’s programmable logic controller (PLC) technologies, including a new family of cloud-connected controllers and devices, broaden Emerson’s capabilities in machine control and discrete applications. Interfacing the PLC technology with Emerson’s distributed control systems connects islands of automation to enhance operational performance, safety and reliability. SD

Aptar plans acquisition

Aptar (Booth N-6261) will expand its active packaging portfolio if its acquisition of CSP Technologies concludes as planned. The deal, valued at $555 million, is expected to close before the end of 2018. Founded in 1965, CSP Technologies supplies integrated active desiccant and product protection technologies to pharmaceutical and foodservice markets from manufacturing locations in France and the U.S. SD

PMI Kyoto debuts There’s a new name in cartoning equipment, PMI Kyoto Packaging Systems (Booth S-2048). Formed in July 2018, the company stems from the December 2017 acquisition of PMI Cartoning by Kyoto Seisakusho. PMI Kyoto draws from the product lines of both firms to offer a complete line of vertical and horizontal cartoners, case packers and integrated packaging systems for the food, beverage, cosmetic, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries. SD

The Global Trends Impacting the Market for Packaging Machinery report projects a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.8% for the world packaging machinery market. This translates into a value of $42.2 billion by 2021, up from $36.8 billion in 2016. “The packaging industry is very strong and growing. Manufacturing is very strong and growing,” Jorge Izquierdo, vice president, Market Development at PMMI told the audience. An accompanying infographic, A Look at Packaging around the World, shows the 2021 market by region: Asia Pacific, $15.5 billion; Europe, Middle East, Asia (EMA), $14.1 billion; and the Americas, $12.6 billion. While food is the largest sector at 40% and beverage is the second largest at 30% (all other industries account for the additional 30%), pharmaceuticals is the fastest growing sector with a CAGR of 4.1%. In 2016, filling and dosing machinery was the leading machinery group, accounting for 20.7% of the total market ($7.6 billion in revenue) while labeling, decorating and coding machinery was the second largest, accounting for 12.6% of the overall market ($4.6 billion in revenue). The machine groups forecast to have the highest growth rates from 2016 to 2021 are:

•• Horizontal/form/fill/seal (3.2% CAGR) •• Fill/seal (3.1% CAGR) •• Labeling, decorating and coding (3.0% CAGR).

ECOMMERCE SOARS From Baby Boomers to Generation Z, the trend is the same: A growing number of people are purchasing a larger portion of their products online with increasingly greater frequency, according to the 2018 eCommerce: Think Inside the Box study. “eCommerce is changing the entire world,” reported Donna Ritson, president, DDR Communications, which authored the study. “It provides total control of how we receive our products,” she explained. As a result the market is expected to expand from more than $4 billion currently to $650 billion by 2020. The implications for consumer packaged goods companies and packaging are immense. Packaging needs to work in retail and eCommerce settings. However, for eCommerce, additional product protection often is needed to withstand the rigors of the distribution environment. On the other hand, sustainability also is important so ways must be found to maximize protection with minimum materials. For more information, visit www.PACKEXPOinternational.com, www.HCPEchicago.com. SD

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change required to grow women’s presence in this male-dominated field and how the industry as a whole can assist in building a more diversified workforce. Moderated by Jane Chase, executive director, Institute of Packaging Professionals (Booth N-4523, N-5760), the discussion will include insights from: •• Carol O’Neill, group president, Packaging, Barry-Wehmiller (Booth S-2100). •• Hugh Roddy, vice president, Global Engineering & Project Management, Chobani. •• AJ Jorgenson, associate vice president, Strategic Engagement, The Manufacturing Institute. O’Neill leads efforts to enhance the alignment and capabilities of the six divisions within the Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Platform: Accraply, BW Container Systems, Hayssen Flexible Systems, Pneumatic Scale Angelus, Synerlink and Thiele Technologies.

In his role at Chobani, Roddy has overseen the strategic growth of the engineering and controls/ automation functions for all facilities, including two new industrial complexes. Jorgenson develops and executes all strategic operations for the Institute’s largest initiative, STEP Ahead. She ensures that the Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent. Event sponsors include Duravant (Booth S-2147), Morrison Container Handling Solutions (Booth N-4906), Plexpack (Booth N-5328) and Septimatech Group (Booth N-5742). Sponsored by show organizer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), PPWLN serves to recruit, retain and advance women’s careers in packaging and processing through online and in-person events, information sharing and networking. For more information, visit www.PMMI.org/ppwln. SD


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CMD opens lab

Advanced Engineering Analytics Lab at CMD (Booth E-7918) performs real-time testing of pouch and bag converting equipment components, materials and processes. Use of leading industry technology, extensive data analytics and CMD technical experts minimizes risks for customers. Research and testing help future-proof concepts, processes, equipment and new products. SD

Eriez updates website Eriez® (Booth N-5530), world leader in separation and metal detection technologies, redesigns www.eriez.com, to improve functionality on mobile devices. Improved search function and navigation via product or industry help visitors quickly locate equipment brochures and manuals, videos, feature articles and other information. SD

HPP line scales up Scalable design adds capacity to the AV-M high-pressure processing (HPP) machine from JBT-Avure Technologies (Booth N-4725) as demand increases. With redesigned intensifiers, easier to maintain parts, large-diameter vessels and improved loadout, AV-M Series systems accommodate larger, bulky or odd-shaped packages. The compact, flexible machines also reduce energy consumption by as much as 50% to lower operating costs. SD

Sensor measures VH2O2

The HPP272 probe, based on patented technology from Vaisala (Booth W-1021), measures the vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VH2O2) commonly used to decontaminate pharmaceutical packaging equipment. It also registers temperature, relative humidity and relative saturation. The heart of the probe, the Peroxcap® sensor, is based on thin-film capacitive sensor technology. SD

Honors for IP

International Paper (IP) (Booth N-6141) ranks as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies®, according to Fortune magazine, an honor it has received 15 times in the past 16 years. The company also made Ethisphere Institute’s 2018 list of World’s Most Ethical Companies® for the 12th year in a row and was ranked by Institutional Investor in 2017 as the Most Honored Company in the Paper & Packaging sector. SD

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Innovation Stage Seminars

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10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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PACK gives BACK™ Reception

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PACK gives BACK™ Performance

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Emerging Leaders Reception

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CareerLink @ PACK EXPO

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Future Innovators Robotics Showcase 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Vote for Technical Excellence Awards 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. OMAC HMI standardization survey

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Room E-353a Booth E-6620 My Show Planner Kiosks, PACK EXPO website or the mobile app Booth N-6002

Future Innovators Robotics Showcase goes prime time High school robotics teams from around the country show their creations at PACK EXPO International.

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industry professionals and students together.” Supporting PMMI member companies include: •• E-PAK Machinery (Booth S-4114b) •• MASSMAN Automation Designs (Booth S-2847) •• AZO (Booth E-8130) •• Pearson Packaging Systems (Booth S-3506) •• Rockwell Automation (Booth N-5701) •• Rexnord •• ADCO Manufacturing (Booth S-2843) PMMI U offers many opportunities for packaging professionals and students to connect at the show, including The Amazing Packaging Race on Wednesday and an all-new networking and interviewing event, CareerLink @ PACK EXPO today and Tuesday. For more information, visit www.PACKEXPOinternational.com/student-opportunities. SD


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nline shopping continues to grow and assume a larger share of the consumer wallet. Two ProMach product brands, Texwrap (Booth S-3550) and Rennco (Booth S-3640) are debuting end-of-line packaging machines that automate the packaging process and allow eCommerce businesses to operate more productively and cost-effectively. The machines create ready-to-ship, custom-size packages and can integrate with a labeler and multi-carrier shipping software. Systems also report data on exceptions to streamline order fulfillment. In addition, packing costs drop. Switching from boxes to flexible packaging lowers Dimensional Weight and its associated shipping cost. Labor costs decline too, up to 50%. The Texwrap 3322 machine is a wrapper with integrated labeler. The Rennco 301 machine is a bagger with integrated labeler. Both machines utilize the Model 252 label printer/applicator from ID Technology (Booth S-3530), another ProMach product brand. These machines provide a similar end result, but

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differ in the items that can be loaded. With the Texwrap system, the contents of the shipment arrive by conveyor and generally must be able to stack flat. The Rennco system can accommodate round or oddly shaped items or packages that include a variety of items such as a mixed product order. Rennco’s 301 eCommerce bagger/labeler eliminates the need for employees to handle bags or labels. Less manual handling boosts efficiency. As a tote arrives at the packing station, its barcode is scanned. Address data is downloaded to the printer/applicator, and the employee transfers the products from the tote to the machine, which forms and seals the bag and prints and applies the label. The machine minimizes film cost by forming optimally sized bags around each order. Eliminating the need to purchase premade bags can cut consumables costs by up to 50%. Texwrap’s 3322 eCommerce auto-mailer is an automated wrapper/labeler. It measures 25% shorter and costs significantly less than a side-seal wrapper. The 3322 auto-mailer accepts random size packages. As the packages transfer to the infeed

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conveyor, the barcode is scanned and the address information is sent to the printer/applicator. The package pauses momentarily on the exit conveyor where the proper bag size is sealed, and the address label is automatically printed and applied. When the sealing cycle is complete, the exit conveyor moves the finished package out at rates of up to 20 packs/min. Tailored bags, measuring up to 30 x 19.5 x 8 in., are sealed and trimmed using the minimum length needed to bag each product. For more information, visit www.rennco.com, www.texwrap.com, www.idtechnology. com. SD

Small, portable, castermounted Texwrap 3322 auto-mailer can be moved to add lines or adapt to changing operating conditions.

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Ryson makes a full line of spiral conveyors that can satisfy most vertical conveying needs. Ryson Spirals need less floor space than conventional conveyors and are faster and more reliable than any elevator or lift. Unit Load Spirals convey cases, totes and packaged goods smoothly on our slat style belts and come in 9 standard slat widths ranging from 6” to 30”. Available in powder coated carbon steel, stainless steel, washdown and freezer versions Mass Flow Spirals handle full and empty bottles, cans and jars in mass up to 2000 units per minute. Available in 4 different slat widths ranging from 6” to 20”. Narrow Trak Spirals are super compact and designed to handle your smaller loads. Our new 6” and 9” wide nesting slats can endtransfer small cartons and packages or side-transfer small bottles and containers in a single file or in mass at speeds in excess of 200 FPM.

High Capacity Spirals are in response to our customers need to go higher and handle more weight. They can handle double the weight capacity of our regular spirals at speeds up to 200 FPM. The new WT Model comes in a slat width of 30” and 36” and can provide an elevation change of up to 50 feet with only one drive.. Multiple Entry and Exit Spirals allow loads to enter or exit the High Capacity Spirals at intermediate elevations. New special induction and divert conveyors have individually adjustable conveying surfaces to match the spiral pitch, assuring a smooth and reliable operation. Quality and service come first at Ryson. We are the number one spiral manufacturer in the USA. For application assistance or more information, give us a call or visit www.ryson.com.

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Produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Looking Ahead Technologies (Booth N-4550), the report and accompanying infographic address automation pain points such as implementation, incorporating deThechanges industry agrees on the needtechnology, for standards: the gap in skilled labor and the continsign to maximize uedCommunications development of industry standards for automation. 81% protocol Based on interviews and references from CPG companies, the report outControl systems 42% lines the trends driving manufacturing automation including keeping up % OF COMPANIES Safety systems 35% with demand, worker safety, preventingcreated waste and new package designs. new jobs after increasing Data collection 31% automation.adoption process is a gradual However, despite these trends, the automation HMI 27% and opportunity for original equipment manufacone, providing ample time turersCleanability to deliver machines 27% that meet end user needs. For moreParts information, visit www.PMMI.org. SD 17%

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Harpak-ULMA partners with Rockwell and PTC Companies collaborate to deliver connected machines integrated with IoT and augmented reality platforms.

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mart connected machines in a connected enterprise will boost productivity while lowering total cost of ownership. Smart connected machines are “easier to operate, optimize and maintain,” explained Kevin Roach, president and CEO of Harpak-ULMA (Booth S-3730) at a press

conference announcing the company’s participation as an OEM Machine Builder in the Rockwell Automation (Booth N-5701) PartnerNetwork program. This “positively impacts staffing, training and machine uptime,” he added. The company’s ULMA thermoformer lines

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Harpak-ULMA thermoformers are delivered with the Integrated Architecture® production control and information system from Rockwell Automation.

are now delivered with Rockwell’s Integrated Architecture® production control and information system and can leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented reality platforms supplied by smart manufacturing software leader PTC. The augmented reality application guides employees’ maintenance or production activities through 3D step-by-step work instructions using available tablets, Smartphones or glasses. Production automation is crucial to meeting market demands for reliability and quality. It improves collaboration through integration of equipment and applications and enables innovative technologies associated with industrial digital transformation. IoT, AI, machine learning, Big Data, predictive maintenance and augmented reality are just a few of the ways that connected machines promise to improve packaging operations and reduce total cost of ownership. “Smart, connected machines are a critical piece of an end user’s digital transformation journey,” said Blake Moret, president and CEO, Rockwell Automation. “Together with Harpak-ULMA and PTC, we are helping companies turn the data that’s a natural byproduct of their manufacturing production process into useful, contextualized information.” For more information, visit www.harpak-ulma.com. SD

Innovation Stage Update

Hugh Roddy, Vice President, Global Engineering & Project Management, Chobani

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AJ Jorgenson, AVP, Strategic Engagement, The Manufacturing Institute Moderated by: Jane Chase, Executive Director, Institute of Packaging Professionals

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IIoT/Industry 4.0 is creating practical opportunities for users to improve operation and optimize machine performance through the incorporation of intelligent devices and edge gateways. Machine manufacturers and suppliers will learn how to incorporate analytical fieldbus electronics into their pneumatics systems to gain true, real-time performance monitoring of machine and component functions. Enrico De Carolis VP of Global Technology, Fluid and Motion Control Emerson


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Thanks to these industry leaders for their support helping to make 2018 PACK International better for everyone.

(l-r) Matt Gillispie, Chris Trlica, Steve Mochun, Rodrigo Rivas and Eric Hershberger show off the stylish PACK EXPO lanyards, brought to you by Cognex (Booth S-3914).

Good morning! Get your morning Joe in the Grand Concourse, courtesy of Siemens Industry (Booth N-5747).

Check out the Bosch Packaging (Booth S-3514) team on the colorful steps in the Grand Concourse. Thank you Bosch Packaging for brightening the stairways!


The team from Rockwell Automation (Booth N-5701), sponsor of PACK gives BACK™, welcomes you to another exciting PACK EXPO!

Romaco (Booth W-615) helps everyone find their way with aisle banners.

Lenze Americas (Booth N-5740) is sponsoring both the Exhibitor and PMMI Member Lounges.


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SHOWCASE The ‘Bots are taking over PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO! Come see high school robotics teams from across the country showcase their ‘bot’ skills.

You can: f Ask about their robot design f Inquire about the competition f Check out their innovations Meet these talented teens and see their creations in action in the Upper Lakeside Center, Booth E-6620.

For more information about supporting student programs, visit PMMI U, in the PMMI Booth N-4550, North Hall.

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CareerLink @ PACK EXPO debuts Online job board goes live for two days.

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areerLink, the online job board, established by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), is going live on Monday and Tuesday at PACK EXPO International and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO. The live edition gives students and veterans, pursuing careers in packaging and processing, an opportunity to schedule one-on-one interviews for entry-level and internship positions with consumer packaged goods companies and PMMI members. Interviews take place from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, and from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Room E-353a on the Sky Bridge level of the Lakeside Center. Made possible by a $50,000 grant from the Bosch Community Fund, the CareerLink job board is the centerpiece of an initiative aimed at raising awareness of career opportunities in the packaging and processing industry. “This one-of-a-kind job board is the tool the industry needs to drive talent to the packaging and processing industry,” says Paul Jenks, director of Sales and Marketing, Bosch Packaging Technology (Booth S-3514, W-603). “We see CareerLink as instrumental in helping to close the skills gap and develop a qualified workforce to move this industry forward,” he explains. For PMMI members, the web-based, user-friendly platform, provides a onestop shop for posting positions, reviewing resumes and connecting with potential candidates from from engineering and mechatronics programs. “CareerLink is just one part of PMMI’s ongoing efforts to provide more education services to strengthen the packaging and processing workforce,” says Kate Fiorianti, education manager, PMMI. “We thank the Bosch Community Fund for their generous support.” For more information, visit https://CareerLink.PMMI.org. SD

CPC schedules conference High Pressure Certified website goes live.

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he Cold Pressure Council (CPC) (Booth N-4512) will hold its Annual Conference March 26-27, 2019, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The meeting runs concurrently with ProFood Tech (Booth N-4550) (March 26-28, 2019, McCormick Place), and all CPC registrants receive free registration for ProFood Tech. The CPC Annual Conference opens on March 25 with a reception for early arrivals. Full agenda details and registration materials will be available on the CPC website. Convened by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing (Booth N-4550), CPC leads, facilitates and promotes industry standardization, user education and consumer awareness of high pressure processing (HPP). CPC has developed guidelines for a High Pressure Certified (HPC) mark to be used with products that utilize HPP. Eligible CPC members may use the mark to alert consumers to the benefits of HPP. The HPC mark signifies that the product meets guidelines, which have been verified by an independent company. The CPC has built a consumer-facing HPC website to provide information about the many benefits of HPP. It also offers a searchable database of products that carry the certification mark. HPP is a method of extending the shelf life of packaged food products using extremely high pressure (between 100 and 600 MPa). HPP eliminates harmful bacteria while maintaining a higher yield of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Products also retain a fresher taste. The result is enhanced food safety, longer shelf life and potential for cleaner labels. For more information, visit www.coldpressurecouncil.org, www.highpressurecertified.org. SD


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Partner Program welcomes 50 associations Association partners endorse PACK EXPO and Healthcare Packaging EXPO as industry’s main event.

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ifty industry associations are supporting PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018 as part of the Partner Program, according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550). Many of these partner associations bring a specific vertical market focus and host pavilions, sponsor networking lounges and produce educational sessions. A number of groups also are participating in the Showcase of Packaging Innovations® (Booth N-5760), sponsored by Dow Chemical (Booth: Vista Ballroom). “The Association Partner Pavilions at PACK EXPO International, and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO, bring together leading industry associations with decision makers from the world’s top consumer packaged goods companies, retailers and pharmaceutical, medical device and nutraceutical manufacturers,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. “The expertise and industry knowledge provided by partner associations onsite offer an invaluable resource to attendees,” he adds. “We enjoy participating at events like PACK EXPO because it gives our members a chance to connect with one another and helps foster collaboration and new business,” says Mary Lou Bosco, COO, AIM. “We look forward to our continued association with PMMI and PACK EXPO as we explore other ways we might help each other to better serve the packaging community,” adds Jane Chase, executive director, Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) (Booth N-4523, N-5760). The In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) (Booth N-5000, N-5760) is also pleased to return as part of the PACK EXPO Partner Program for 2018. “As a small, nonprofit trade association, the Partner Program makes it possible for IMDA to participate in this most important trade show,” says IMDA Executive Director Ron Schultz. “For the past 10 years, we have exhibited at both PACK EXPO International in Chicago as well as PACK EXPO Las Vegas. Our continuing presence at both shows has enhanced our industry profile and our brand identity. PACK EXPO is probably the best organized and executed trade show we have ever worked with.” For more information, visit www.PACKEXPOinternational.com, www.HCPEchicago.com. SD

PACK EXPO INTERNATIONAL AND HEALTHCARE PACKAGING EXPO PARTNERS ABRE–Brazilian Packaging Association (Booth N-4533, N-5760*) AIM AIMCAL–Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (Booth N-5902, N-5760*) AMEC envasgraf (Booth N-4537) AMEE–Mexican Packaging Association (Booth N-5760*) American National Standards Institute Australian Institute of Packaging Australian Packaging and Processing Manufacturers Association (Booth N-4510) CANAINCA–National Mexican Chamber for Processed Food Composite Can and Tube Institute (Booth N-4536) Contract Packaging Association Sourcing Center (Booth N-5801) Flexible Packaging Association(FPA) (Booth N-5901, N-5760*) Flexographic Technical Association (Booth N-4539) Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) (Booth N-5903, N-5760*) Global Cold Chain Alliance Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) (Booth N-5760*) Independent Bakers Association (Booth N-4902) Industrial Internet Consortium (Booth N-6001) In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) (Booth N-5000, N-5760*) Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) (Booth N-4523, N-5760*)

As of September 6, 2018

Instituto Argentino del Envase (IAE) (Booth E-10232, N-5760*) International Dairy Foods Association (Booth N-5001) International Molded Fiber Association (Booth N-4520) International Safe Transit Association (Booth N-4535) Koelnmesse GmbH–Global Competence in Food and FoodTec (Booth N-5100) PAC, Packaging Consortium Paperboard Packaging Alliance (Booth N-5760*) PLCopen (Booth N-6201) OMAC–The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (Booth N-6002) OPC Foundation (Booth N-6102) Reusable Packaging Association (Booth E-6860, E-6866) Sustainable Packaging Coalition/GreenBlue Tube Council North America (Booth N-5760*) United Fresh Produce Association (Booth N-4901) United Packaging Associates World Packaging Organisation (WPO) (Booth N-4527, N-5760*) *Display in the Showcase of Packaging Innovations®, sponsored by Dow Chemical.

PAVILION ORGANIZERS Adepta (Booth S-4384, E-8824) Argentina–Fundacion Exportar (Booth E-10232) Asia Media Company (Booth E-11105) China Council for the Promotion of Int’l Trade China Food and Packaging Machinery Association Confederation of Danish Industry (Booth E-10530) Danish Export Association INP –Brazilian Plastic Institute / Think Plastic Brazil (Booth N-5374)

Italian Trade Agency (Booth E-7820) Korea Packaging Machinery Association Senexpo International Fairs (Booth E-9613) Switzerland Global Enterprise (Booth E-7338, W-881) UCIMA–Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association (Booth N-4518, E-7820) VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (Booth E-8625)


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Networking opportunities abound Industry lounges on the show floor cater to attendees from the candy, beverage and snack markets.

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he Candy Bar Lounge (Booth S-2583), The Beverage Cooler Lounge (Booth N-4575) and The Snack Break Lounge (Booth N-4565) return to PACK EXPO Interna-

tional 2018 and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO. Hosted by The National Confectioners Association and sponsored by Robert Bosch Confec-

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tionery Technology (Booth S-3514), The Candy Bar Lounge serves as a networking destination for confectionery industry experts and brand owners. The Beverage Cooler Lounge, hosted by The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) and sponsored by Bevcorp (Booth S-3874), serves as a networking hub for beverage industry professionals and ISBT subject matter experts. PACK EXPO attendees also may stop by The Snack Break Lounge, hosted for the first time by SNAC International and co-sponsored by Dorner Mfg. (Booth N-4936), JLS Automation (Booth N-5342) and Soft Robotics (Booth E-7207). This networking lounge serves as the central meeting place and information center for snack industry professionals at the show. “One of the added benefits of attending the show is the opportunity to network and meet like-minded industry professionals,” explains Laura Thompson, senior director of expositions, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), the organizer of the PACK EXPO family of trade shows. She continues, “Through these lounges, we are able to add value by connecting original equipment manufacturers and consumer packaged goods companies with those specifically in their markets. We look forward to maintaining our established alliances with these premier industry associations in order to continue bringing the industry together and ultimately effecting growth in the packaging sector as a whole.” For more information, visit www.PACKEXPOinternational.com, HCPEchicago.com. SD

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$2.5 million investment at Wulftec (Booth N-5336) will add 26,000 sq. ft. to its production area. The new space will increase capacity and shorten lead times for stretch wrapping and pallet handling equipment. Construction began in July 2018 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. This year’s expansion, the third in four years, ranks as the largest. In 2014, the company added 10,000 sq. ft. In 2016, 8,000 sq. ft. were added. The company also plans to hire additional personnel. It currently employs 240 in Ayer’s Cliff, Quebec, Canada. For more information, visit www.wulftec.com. SD


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Congratulatio October 15, 2018

Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame welcomes 5

Industry visionaries highlight the class of 2018.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

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im Bohrer, Michael Okoroafor, Keith Pearson, Susan Selke and Chuck Yuska will be welcomed into the Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame today as its 45th class, according to Hall of Fame coordinator and show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550). The 2018 Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame inductees receive their awards this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. during a brief ceremony at the PMMI booth, followed by a video presentation at PACK gives BACK™, the annual networking event to benefit the PACK EXPO Scholarship Program at 4:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom.

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Congratulations! Congratulations!

Class of 2018

Packaging students from across the country

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Tour the PACK EXPO show floor, visit participating exhibitor booths, successfully complete challenges at each booth.

A 45-year veteran of the packaging industry, Timothy Bohrer is the primary inventor on 15 issued patents. These cover the full spectrum of technology from the handling and extrusion of polymers to the harnessing of microwave power to incorporating moisture management into the walls of a flexible package. The founder of Pac Advantage Consulting, Bohrer’s development and commercialization of the first metallized film susceptor packages in the early ’80s led to the creation and mass appeal of microwave popcorn.

THE GOAL Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame Learn about new technologies, interact with exhibitors and industry professionals and earn points for completing packaging-related challenges. Members of the winning team each receive $500, courtesy of our sponsor, Emerson.

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Michaelhighlighting Okoroafor The innovations the resume of Michael Okoroafor, Ph.D., rank among the most substantial and well-known consumer packages of the past two decades. His 40 patents include everyday items like Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle™, Heinz’s Dip N’ Squeeze condiment pack and McCormick’s First Choice freshness pack. He also helped develop the flexible film packaging material essential to Coca-Cola’s Freestyle™ carbonated soft drink dispensing system.

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Tim Bohrer For information on PMMI Education and Workforce Development programs, visit pmmi.org/pmmiu.

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During his 48 years in the packaging industry, Keith Pearson has dedicated Michael Okoroafor Keith Pearson his life to packaging in Africa. The South African native’s experience covers manuSusan Selke Chuck facturing and converting in the fields of corrugated, carton and print, cores and tubes and multiwall sacks. During his career he worked in the leadership of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) (Booth N-4527, N-5760) for more than 15 years, serving as its first African presiKEITH dent from 2006-2011 and as general secrePEARSON tary from 2012-2017.

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Susan Selke, Ph.D., the current director of the School of Packaging at Michigan State University (MSU) (Booth E-6641), has spent 35 years as a packaging educator. Her work includes research on packaging sustainability long before sustainability was a buzzword. Selke was the lead author in creating a textbook for plastics packaging and was later involved in creating a similar textbook on paper-based packaging.

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Chuck Yuska

For nearly three decades, Chuck Yuska served as president and CEO of PMMI, growing the association’s membership from less than 300 U.S. members to nearly 850 global members. During his tenure, the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows grew from one show to six, with the trade show success allowing PMMI to raise money for scholarships, education, workforce development and industry relations.

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“These professionals have contributed to our industry as advisors, pioneers, visionaries, educators, innovators and inventors of packaging and processing technology. Their contributions have led the industry to where it is today,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. The Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame recognizes career packaging and processing professionals for significant contributions to the industry and education. An annual event since 1971, the Hall of Fame Commission took a sabbatical after the 2014 class to look internally at its process and ensure it included an accurate representation of all deserving nominees. With its return this year at PACK EXPO International, processing professionals were officially eligible for the first time. PMMI convened members of the Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame Commission to select this year’s inductees. The Commission members represent a cross-section of industry professionals, including suppliers, journalists and end users. •• Patricia Anderson, vice president of Human Resources & Training, Delkor Systems (Booth S-3740) •• Joe Angel, president and publisher, PMMI Media Group, Packaging World (Booth N-4550) •• Laura Bix, Ph.D., professor, associate director, MSU School of Packaging (Booth E-6641) •• Kim Carswell, director, Packaging, Target •• James D. Downham, president & CEO, Packaging Consortium (PAC), Canada •• Suzanne Fisher, senior program manager, Special Handling Packaging, Amazon •• Mary Gregg, president, Springboard Packaging Solutions •• Glen Long, senior vice president, PMMI (Booth N-4550) •• Bill Rice, associate manager, Packaging Technology, RD&E - Global Home Cleaners, SC Johnson •• Michael Richmond, Ph.D., PTIS Global Management & Packaging Consultants •• Tom Schneider, CPP, president, WPO (Booth N-4527, N-5760) •• David S. Smith, Ph.D., vice president, Global Package Development, Johnson & Johnson. For more information, visit www.PACKEXPOinternational.com. SD

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Hennepin student receives scholarship Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship goes to Kristin Werner.

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he Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship, sponsored by Dorner Mfg. (Booth N-4936), was awarded to Kristin Werner, an Automated Robotics Engineering Technology student at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Werner met rigorous criteria including a GPA of 3.0 or higher, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in the packaging industry and a history of extracurricular involvement at her school. She also wrote an essay describing her career goals in the packaging field. The $2,000 scholarship, established in honor of Ryan, the former president and CEO of Dorner who passed away suddenly in September 2012, is awarded to a student enrolled in a two- or fouryear program at any school partnered with PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing

Technology (Booth N-4550). Ryan was a member of the PMMI Board of Directors and an advocate of lifelong learning. This commitment to education and PMMI inspired the creation of a scholarship in his name. “Year after year we are impressed with the quality of applicants for the Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship,” says Matt Jones, vice president of Sales and Marketing at Dorner. “Their personal commitment to education and self-improvement embody the characteristics we seek in the candidates for this scholarship. It makes the job of selecting only one [recipient] even more difficult.” The Richard C. Ryan Scholarship is one of several scholarships awarded or administered by the PMMI Foundation, which provides more than $200,000 in funds each year for students at PMMI

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Partner Schools. These scholarships underscore PMMI’s commitment to the future of the packaging and processing industry. PMMI U Connection offers many opportunities during PACK EXPO International and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO to contribute to the PMMI Foundation. Proceeds from events like the Amazing Packaging Race and the new CareerLink @ PACK EXPO interview and networking event contribute directly to PMMI’s scholarship offerings, along with the annual PACK gives BACK™ reception today (Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, 4:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom, South Building, McCormick Place). For more information, visit www.PMMI.org/workforce-development/foundation, www.PACKEXPOinternational.com. SD

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Innovation Stage presents free sessions Speakers focus on breakthrough technologies and techniques.

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he heart of educational opportunities at PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, the Innovation Stage, actually beats in four locations, three in the North Building (Booth N-4560, N-4570 and N-4585) and one in the West Building (Booth W-320). The multi-track schedule of free 30-minute sessions draws crowds to learn about the latest technologies and practices for meeting the demands of eCommerce, adopting smart machines and smart manufacturing and boosting overall equipment effectiveness. Other topics include advances in cobots and robots, Big Data, simulation and virtual reality, inspection, automation, laser coding, controls, flexible packaging, communication stan-

dards, adaptive machines, digitalization, sustainability, machine analytics and bottle form/fill/seal technology. Presenters rank as subject matter experts and represent a cross-section of exhibitors, including H.B. Fuller (Booth S-2372), Bimba Manufacturing (Booth S-2772), Siemens Industry (Booth N-5747), Deville Technologies (Booth E-8113), Metsa Board Americas (Booth N-4861), Bostik (Booth E-8959), B+R Industrial Automation (Booth N-5625), ProMach Performance Services (Booth S-3538), AptarGroup (Booth N-6261), Lapp USA (Booth N-5834), Lenze Americas (Booth N-5740), Presto Products (Booth S-2130), Amcor (Booth N-6161), Dow

Chemical (Booth S-Vista Ballroom) Rockwell Automation (Booth N-5701) and Septimatech Group (Booth N-5742). The show floor offers many other educational opportunities including the new Forum at PACK EXPO (Booth N-4580) (see program, p. 52) and presentations at the Snack Break Lounge (Booth N-4565) and the Beverage Cooler Lounge (Booth N-4575). Check out the Innovation Stage schedule on the following pages. Updates may be found on the show website or via the PACK EXPO International/Healthcare Packaging EXPO app. For more information, visit www.PACKEXPOinternational.com, www.HCPEchicago.com. SD

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018

10:00–11:00 AM Innovation Stage | N-4560

How is IO-Link being implemented for both the machine builder and the end user? Join us to see how to improve OEE by taking advantage of how machine builders are enabling intelligent devices to assist with changeover and predictive maintenance. This is the Industrial Internet of Things. Greg Molinaro Marketing Industry Mgr Packaging Food & Beverage Balluff

TRUSTED SHRINK FILM APPLICATIONS ARE HELPING DRIVE GROWTH AND DIFFERENTIATION IN NEW MARKETS 10:00–11:00 AM Innovation Stage | N-4570

Shrink-bundling film has been a packaging option for many U.S. markets, including bottled water and carbonated soft drinks. This trusted application is now helping drive growth and differentiation in the craft beer market. Compared to paperboard boxes, shrink bundling delivers cost savings, supply chain efficiencies and material reduction. Markay Harrington Product Management Dir Berry Global

EFFECTIVE APPLICATION OF BIG DATA

INNOVATIONS IN SLICING EQUIPMENT

This session demonstrates how to effectively use CPG Big Data throughout the lifecycle of a project and beyond. Learn what constitutes Big Data, ways it is collected and proper steps of turning it into actionable information to be leveraged by both manufacturers and engineering firms. Frank Volpe VP & GM ProMach Performance Services Christopher Hough GM ZPI

A new, productivity-amplifying slicing concept, the MicroAdjustable Slicing Head (SL-14), provides the potential for potato chip processors to nearly double their capacity by simply changing a head on their existing slicer–with tool-free knife changeovers. Mike Jacko VP, Applications & New Product Development Tim O’Brien VP of Sales Urschel Laboratories

10:00–11:00 AM Innovation Stage | N-4585

ELECTRONIC CLINICAL LABEL WITH FLEXIBLE DISPLAY

10:00–11:00 AM Healthcare Packaging EXPO | W-320 CCL Healthcare has developed an Electronic Label (E-Label) for use in the clinical studies that will revolutionize the clinical industry. The E-Label is a data-driven solution that is paired with a mobile application, which will increase compliance and the quality of data that is recorded during a clinical trial. The robust system operates through NFC and is secured by block chain ideology. The label features a flexible display which operates without the use of a battery, which allows for a long life span well past the requirements of a clinical study. John Bratton Product Development Mgr CCL Label

11:00–12:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560

THE STARTING POINT FOR ROBOT AUTOMATION: A BEGINNER’S TOUR 11:00–12:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570

Newcomers to automation will come away with a good understanding about how to get started with robotics in automation and the key aspects to consider. Rick Brookshire Group Product Mgr, Epson Robots Epson America

X-RAY DETECTION–FACTORS TO MAXIMIZE PERFORMANCE AND REDUCE RECALL RISK 11:00–12:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585

New to x-ray detection? Or has it been awhile since you looked at it? Learn the most important aspects of an x-ray detection system and what to look for when considering a system. We’ll cover the

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018 (CONTINUED) less obvious aspects of cost and performance and provide an update on recent technology advances and trending sanitation demands so you can meet your detection goals while maximizing ROI and OEE. Erik Brainard President Chris Young Business Development Mgr Anritsu Infivis

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY IN LIFE SCIENCES 11:00–12:00 PM Healthcare Packaging EXPO | W-320

Learn how innovative technologies are allowing more flexibility in manufacturing and packaging. Discover the value gained by manufacturers and machine builders with a look at several use cases. Join the discussion on how business models are evolving to support changing market demands. Steven Mulder Packaging Segment Leader, North America Rockwell Automation

NOVEL FILMS FOR STORE DROPOFF APPLICATIONS

THE DIGITAL TWIN AND ITS EFFECT ON AUTOMATION EFFICIENCIES

12:00–1:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560

Solutions throughout the value chain are needed to meet the sustainability goals of the industry. One key initiative is to provide flexible packaging capable of being dropped off in the store for recycling, which today requires all-polyethylene structures. New oriented polyethylene (PE) films, SealTOUGH™ and oriented high-density HDPE meet this goal. Metallized SealTOUGH films provide outstanding oxygen and water vapor transmission rates, while the thin, clear SealTOUGH films are robust as a print web. Oriented HDPE films provide outstanding tensile strength, improved heat resistance and good stiffness for use as an outer web in an all-PE lamination. By combining SealTOUGH and oriented HDPE technologies, structures can be created for store dropoff packaging with converting benefits, packaging benefits and extended shelf life. Eric Bender Marketing Mgr Jindal Films

12:00–1:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570

Competition is fierce and customer requirements are becoming more and more individualized, resulting in increasing complexity on packaging lines. Optimizing normal automation processes isn’t enough. The answer lies in Digitalization and the intelligent use of data generated from a common base to form a Digital Twin, or virtual representation of the machine. The Digital Twin can evaluate different automation concepts in the early phases of a project, reduce commissioning time and assist with operator training. Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portfolio and its STEP 7 and TIA Portal SW can simulate and test controller functions at the configuration and engineering stages, with no need for actual hardware. Virtual models of the machine can be created with Siemens NX Mechatronics Concept Designer (MCD) software. Far more than 3D representations of the machine, these models can be animated to simulate

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Filling and Closing Machine Technology We revolutionize the world of filling every day to help you reach your loftiest goals. INTEGRA, the first pharma processing line in the market that integrates filling machine and isolator from conception, taking pharmaceutical processing excellence to the next level. lite-F and lite-C, the groninger compact and flexible filling and closing solutions for companies in the cosmetic and consumer healthcare industries made in the USA.

October 14-17 2018, Chicago, Illinois USA West Building, Booth W-931 More about the groninger-Visions: www.groninger.info/packexpo2018


EXPERIENCE SETS THE BAR. INNOVATION RAISES IT.

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Sappi Packaging is raising the bar. We’re excited to announce our latest entrée into paperboard packaging, offering converters advantaged performance and service—all supported by state-of-the-art machinery. With innovation leading the way, our extensive global offering will take your business to the next level. Visit us at booth S-4233.


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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018 (CONTINUED) actual behavior. High-quality simulation can: create alternative control concepts in the design phase; cut time-to-market by allowing parallel mechanical and automation engineering; reduce time, costs and risks associated with commissioning because faults are eliminated earlier in the process; improve quality. Colm Gavin FA Digital Enterprise Business Development Siemens Industry

FLUID & MOTION CONTROL 12:00–1:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585

IIoT/Industry 4.0 is creating practical opportunities for users to improve operation and optimize machine performance through the incorporation of intelligent devices and edge gateways. Learn how to incorporate analytical fieldbus electronics into pneumatics systems to gain true, real-time performance monitoring of machine and component functions. Enrico De Carolis VP of Global Technology, Fluid & Motion Control Emerson

ADDRESSING CHALLENGES OF E-COMMERCE PACKAGING 1:00–2:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560

As eCommerce sales continue to grow worldwide, traditional product packaging is exposed to additional supply chain touchpoints. This leads to new challenges including product damage, the total package cost and environmental impact. To address these issues, the packaging value chain may need to assess the durability of traditional packaging and take a holistic approach to evaluate new primary, secondary or tertiary package designs. This presentation reviews the high-performance packaging resin platforms and structures that are being developed to unlock new formats that packaging engineers and designers can use as they begin this design re-evaluation. Holly Dunnill Marketing Dir for Food & Specialty Packaging Mandy Craig Sr Marketing Mgr Rigid Packaging Robert Guerrieri Jr. Market Development Mgr Protective Packaging Dow Chemical

BREAKING THROUGH NEW DIMENSIONS WITH AUGMENTED REALITY PLANNING TOOL 1:00–2:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570

With the aid of augmented reality glasses the virtual representation of a complete palletizing system is possible. Computer or Smartphone connections are not necessary due to the built-in holographic processing computer. While wearing these glasses, the user moves within a virtual world controlled by voice commands and gestures. Individual modules are explained in detail as needed. The live interactive presentation will showcase a Space Saving Palletizing Solution consisting of an Articulated Arm Robot AR500 in combination with TheWave layer-handling system. Kai Menges Product Mgr Simon Kissler Sales Mgr Langhammer

CUTTING THROUGH THE FOG: SOLUTIONS FOR HIGH-MOISTURE, REFRIGERATED PRODUCTS 1:00–2:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585

Smart solutions provide anti-fog properties as part of a peelable heat-seal layer for fresh produce and other products susceptible to condensation when packaged. Benefiting brand owners, converters and consumers alike, these anti-fog heatseal products reduce fog formation, enhancing product visibility and building brand recognition. Deepa Puthanparambil Sr Chemist Bostik

ANALYTICS FOR DELIVERING BUSINESS VALUE IN INDUSTRIAL IOT 2:00–3:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560

Is your data working for you? In this session you will learn how value can be gained when context is applied to business data and info is served up to the right location, making your operations more productive overall.  Get a look at how today’s technological developments are revolutionizing how industrial information is used across an enterprise. Sujeet Chand Sr VP & CTO Rockwell Automation

THE ADAPTIVE MACHINE ENABLES A NEW CONSUMER BUSINESS MODEL—BATCH SIZE: ONE 2:00–3:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570

It’s a new generation of processing and packaging machinery for a new generation of consumer. Growing

up online, these consumers expect to get exactly what they want, when they want it, delivered to their door. The answer is mass customization, and ultimately, Batch Size: One. Let the consumer customize the meal kit, soft drink or fragrance online, then produce and package to order, not to stock. Ship directly from the plant floor, and do it at a competitive cost. Cost has long been the elusive factor in realizing Batch Size: One. Now adaptive machines are entering the marketplace. These machines adapt to each product instead of running batches that conform to the machine setup. Terms like “changeover” and “rainbow pack” become irrelevant. This presentation identifies adaptive bottling, labeling, case packing and kitting machines now commercially available and explores the adaptive machine’s full potential. John Kowal Dir, Business Development B+R Industrial Automation

SUSTAINABILITY GOALS: THE BENEFITS OF FLEXIBLE PACKAGING CAN MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT 2:00–3:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585

When it comes to packaging, sustainability can be measured in multiple, meaningful ways. While consumers may be focused on recyclability and post-consumer recycled content, manufacturers face a bigger picture that includes product sustainability, food safety, source reduction and lightweighting. All these factors can impact how retailers view an organization’s reportable sustainability metrics. Rebecca Mick, Ph.D. Research Scientist John Wilson Market Mgr for Consumer Products Bemis

IOT-ENABLED EQUIPMENT: STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR OEMS AND THEIR CUSTOMERS 2:00–3:00 PM Healthcare Packaging EXPO | W-320

Learn how leading equipment manufacturers in a variety of industries are using new techniques to predict equipment issues, weeks or months in advance, to reduce field-service costs and unplanned downtime. David Ovadia Dir, Product Marketing GE Digital

AUTOMATED CONVEYOR AND EQUIPMENT CHANGEOVERS– LEVERAGING DISTRIBUTED CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE 3:00–4:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560

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MON., OCTOBER 15, 2018 (CONT’D) ity demands. More frequent changeovers. An ever-expanding range of product sizes and formats. Container handling and control optimization. All these factors challenge  manufacturers to optimize their packaging line performance and maximize throughput. Operational improvements you can achieve with innovative automation solutions. Michael Garritsen Engineering Mgr Septimatech Group

LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WITH THE POWER OF THE IOT AND ADVANCED ANALYTICS

What can greater machine insight do for your packaging operations? Limit process and production variability. Reduce product failures. Deliver more accurate fills.

3:00–4:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570

The IoT and advanced analytics allow instant access to smart data for monitoring machine performance in real time—enabling businesses to increase asset utilization, improve production quality, reduce service costs and save energy. This presentation shares a solution roadmap and examples of customer successes. Donald Edsall Mgr, Solutions Sales Lenze Americas Spencer Cramer CEO ei3

ROBOTIC ROTARY CASE PALLETIZATION—REVOLVING AROUND YOUR CHALLENGES 3:00–4:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585

Review the advantages of robotic rotary case palletization, Learn how handling up to eight stock keeping units of product at the same time for palletizing multi-product, rainbow packaging or multiple lines feeding a common palletizer can help revolutionize warehousing and logistics. Need to depalletize product from homogeneous pallets for collocation or sortation? The Rotary in Reverse serves to supply QC, order fulfillment or variety pack requirements. Jim Krapes Dir Global Sales, Vertical Market Eric Rohlf Value Stream Leader, New Equipment Ken Edmier Integrated Packaging Specialist BW Integrated Systems

Learn more at our Innovation Stage Presentation Monday, 12:00 pm at N-4585 or visit us in booth N-4721


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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018 CYBERSECURITY IN MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS 10:00–11:00 AM Innovation Stage | N-4560

This session describes recent cybersecurity attacks that have affected industries around the world and reviews the steps manufacturing organizations are taking to protect their businesses. Learn best practices and define actionable steps you can take with reference to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and ISA/IEC 62443. Anthony Baker Portfolio Mgr, Cybersecurity Rockwell Automation

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There’s no silver bullet for sustainable packaging, so Dow has helped create an entire box. Join Dow’s team to understand the trends and challenges in sustainable packaging today, with examples of new technology to meet industry needs. Sydney Hansen End Use Market Mgr DowDupont

SIMPLIFYING THE USE OF INKS AND COATINGS FOR SAFE PACKAGING APPLICATIONS

Businesses like yours have so much powerful data on your packaging with minimal ability to drive insights and action. We will focus on how to enable your specification data to empower efficiencies across both your business and your partners. The future is SDM, IQ and community. Matthew Wright CEO & Founder Specright

The entire concept of low migration and choosing the right ink and coating still can be a head-spinning experience to many. What does it mean? Are we compliant? Is this safe? How can we make things simple so the process is easy? This presentation cuts through many complexities and provides an overview on how to streamline the process and improve your understanding with best practices. Jim Bishop Field Marketing Mgr Sun Chemical

SMART MANUFACTURING INNOVATION 10:00–11:00 AM Innovation Stage | N-4585

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INTELLIGENT PACKAGING SPECIFICATION DATA MANAGEMENT IS THE FUTURE 10:00–11:00 AM Innovation Stage | N-4570

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A TOOLBOX FOR THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE OF PLASTICS PACKAGING

Attend this session to learn where best-inclass companies are investing to achieve gains relative to engineering efficiency and optimized production performance. Sloan Zupan Sr Mgr, Corporate Marketing Mitsubishi Electric

IOT-ENABLED EQUIPMENT: STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR OEMS AND THEIR CUSTOMERS 10:00–11:00 AM Healthcare Packaging EXPO | W-320

Learn how leading equipment manufacturers in a variety of industries are using new techniques to predict equipment issues, weeks or months in advance, to reduce field-service costs, and significantly reduce unplanned downtime. David Ovadia Dir, Product Marketing GE Digital

11:00–12:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570

HOW TO GET BIG PRODUCTIVITY WITH A SMALL BUDGET (AND THE IOT) 11:00–12:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585

Production data is hard to get, difficult to share and lacks insight—all of which hinder business growth and the ability to continuously improve. Leveraging existing equipment and IoT technologies, learn how to get the real-time data you need without spending all of your budget or time doing it. Jessica Wettstein Dir of Product Planning Videojet Technologies

HOW VIRTUAL REALITY CAN MITIGATE THE RISK OF YOUR EQUIPMENT PROCUREMENT AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT 11:00–12:00 AM Healthcare Packaging EXPO | W-320

In an era where traditional thinking is being challenged by innovation, organizations are opting for digital solutions and seeking to improve the experience of their clients by stepping outside the box in terms of technology. This has triggered cutting-edge companies such as, Baush + Stroebel, and SNC-Lavalin to implement virtual reali-


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TUES., OCTOBER 16, 2018 (CONT’D) ty tools into their facility and equipment design. From a client perspective, providing a virtual overview of the layout reduces the potential risk, which can arise once the equipment and facility become operational. The virtual environment also optimizes the installation and startup process. Mikael Lecocq Subject Matter Expert Life Sciences SNC-Lavalin Andre Zdunczyk Sales Mgr Bausch + Stroebel

ACCELERATING THE LINK FROM MACHINE TO SMART FACTORY: PACKML, OPC UA AND INDUSTRIAL INTERNET TESTBEDS

How can you improve machine safety and reduce operator risk? Reduce machine complexity. Improve control of machine shutdowns. Protect against unnecessary interruptions.

12:00–1:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560

As innovations in machine interconnectivity and Big Data drive us closer to the promise offered by smart factories and the IIoT, the risk of being left behind is significant. What steps can you take today that will better position your manufacturing and packaging operations for tomorrow? OMAC and the Industrial Internet Consortium representatives discuss the benefits of industry standards, such as PackML and OPC UA, which help provide interoperability, OEE calculations, key performance indicators and a competitive advantage. They will also provide insights from Industrial Internet testbeds and considerations as you look to chart the most effective path from today’s systems and manufacturing best practices to tomorrow’s. Listen to insights from end-user Corning, engineering and IT firm E-Technologies Group and the Industrial Internet Consortium. Art Smith Sr Automation Controls Eng Corning Chris Mills Speaker E-Technologies Group

CUP VS. POUCH: IS THERE A CLEAR WINNER? 12:00–1:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570

Trends are telling you to move away from traditional cup packaging and to put your product into pouches. This presentation puts innovative cup and pouch packaging up against one another to show that abandoning cup packaging altogether is potentially a big mistake. Bridget Burkhardt Product Portofolio Mgr Cup Filling Steve Butterfield Strategic Account Mgr R.A Jones

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018 (CONTINUED) THE MODERN PACKAGING CHALLENGE: MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM RIGID TO FLEXIBLE PACKAGING 12:00–1:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585

According to a recent study, consumer flexible packaging will continue to grow at an annual rate of 4.1% through the 2022. Consumer demand is setting the standard for product packaging trends, which is signaling CPG companies to incorporate benefits such as enhanced sustainability, functionality such as reclosability and eCommerce considerations. Product managers in markets historically using rigid containers can realize opportunities where flexible packaging, specifically bags and pouches, can have an impact on packaging trends. The efficiencies and capabilities of pouch making for fill-and-seal production have overcome many initial capital reinvestment barriers, and can result in a faster response to market opportunities. In this digital age, consumer voices continue to grow louder and more powerful, further enabling them to set future standards and trends for CPG brands. Organizations that monitor, understand and satisfy consumer demands through product, equipment and technological advancements will stay ahead of the competition and ultimately succeed. Todd Meussling Sr Mgr, Market Development Thomas Morsheimer Mgr, Market Development Presto Products

THE PRINCIPLES OF SANITARY DESIGN: TAKING A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO FOOD SAFETY 1:00–2:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560

Recent concerns over food safety recalls and the imminent enforcement of FSMA requirements on processing equipment are putting pressure on manufacturing plants to revisit equipment selections and operating procedures. Deville Technologies, a manufacturer and distributor of hygienic process line solutions, presents fundamental equipment design principles that address the current problems with equipment such as food-cutting machines and food-contact conveyors, and the evolutionary design solutions to help manufacturing plants comply with FSMA requirements more easily. Christopher Altmann Market Mgr - Dairy Deville Technologies

DRIVING THE DIGITAL ENTERPRISE FOR PACKAGING 1:00–2:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570

Whether it is changing customer preferences, external pressures and regulations or changes in technology, manufacturers need to be faster, more flexible and more efficient in bringing new products to market. But simply focusing on the automation of manufacturing processes isn’t enough anymore. A holistic approach, stretching over the complete product lifecycle and value-add chain, is the only way to ensure a long-term competitive position. During this session, we explore how to incorporate digitalization in product design, production and performance processes. We also focus on two examples: •• Increasing efficiency with IIoT technologies for data collection that enable process optimization and predictive analysis; and •• Automating your engineering workflow and generation of PLC code with Digital Enterprise solutions that seamlessly link mechanical layout, automation design and process simulation. Davide Picciotto Digital Enterprise Thought Leader Siemens Industry

HOW INTELLIGENT MACHINES ARE CHANGING THE PRODUCTION FLOOR 1:00–2:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585

Machine learning, adaptive machinery, self-diagnostic capabilities and machine connectivity will drive the next generation of improvements in production efficiency and reduction of cost to manufacture. This session covers the revolutionary methods used to drive the efficiency improvements, as well as the realized savings in manpower and downtime. From intelligent edge control to machine connectivity, to augmented reality support, the focus is on how and why intelligent machines should drive the next phase of change. Brian Kyles Technical Dir Delta Systems & Automation

ONBOARD MACHINE ANALYTICS YIELD ACTIONABLE DATA INSIGHTS IN THE PACKAGING INDUSTRY 2:00–3:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560

Educational presentation covers how-tos and best practices for real world IoT technology implementation in smart factory and Industrie 4.0 contexts. Daymon Thompson Automation Product Mgr - North America Beckhoff Automation

END-TO-END TRACEABILITY, A NEW COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE 2:00–3:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570

Understand how end-to-end traceability can help companies gain visibility along their supply chain, increase their performance and improve the safety of their products and, ultimately, of their customers. Louis Roy President Optel Group

LEASING AGVS FOR THE WIN! SAVE CAPITAL AND GAIN ROI 2:00–3:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585

Leasing can be an efficient way to implement AGV/AGC systems, providing operating ROI measured in months not years. Learn how to strengthen your ROI calculations and what moving from CapEx to OpEx really means. Brian Keiger Chief Sales Officer Intralogistics Grenzebach Group John Hayes VP of Sales & Marketing - Logistics Venca Robotics David Sanborne SVP Sales First Financial Corporate Services

IMPROVING ASSET UTILIZATION IN PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING 2:00–3:00 PM Healthcare Packaging EXPO | W-320

Let’s investigate the factors that lead to sub-optimal asset utilization on a pharmaceutical packaging line. By reviewing the current steps being taken to manage complexity and improve operational excellence, we want to explore how digitalization and “Packaging 4.0” can enhance flexibility, raise yields and drive sales growth and profitability. James MacKenzie Sales Dir HAPA AG


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TUES., OCTOBER 16, 2018 (CONT’D) SUSTAINABLE LABELS: THE SHAPE OF THE FUTURE IS CIRCULAR 3:00–4:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560

Sustainability in packaging is a critical focus for brand owners, but did you know that the labels you choose can have a dramatic impact on the recyclability of your packaging materials? UPM Raflatac shows you how it is developing radical, innovative products that help brands implement a circular economy. Tyler Matusevich Sustainability Mgr, Americas UPM Raflatac

Fill more variety with accuracy. Control and inspect at every step. Remove limitations from machine and product design.

SMALLER PACKAGING MACHINES WITH FEWER ENCLOSURES USING DISTRIBUTED DRIVE TECHNOLOGY 3:00–4:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570

This technical presentation provides an educational look at the advances in distributed drive technology and efficiencies gained in the packaging industry from one-cable connections between motors, drives and power distribution boxes. Matt Prellwitz Drive Technology Application Specialist Beckhoff Automation

NEW BROAD SPECTRUM METALDETECTION TECHNOLOGY IMPROVES SENSITIVITY AND PROBABILITY OF DETECTION 3:00–4:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585

Today, you can roam everywhere with two or three cell networks, so why settle for one? And, why use one or two metal detector frequencies when up to five are available? New multiscan technology enables detection of foreign objects up to 50% smaller in volume and reduces probability of escapes to near zero. Bob Ries Lead Product Mgr, Metal Detection & X-ray Inspection Thermo Fisher Scientific

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HOW CAN GROCERS DRIVE SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING DEVELOPMENT? 10:00–11:00 AM Innovation Stage | N-4560

The NEW Technology Excellence Awards recognize superior innovation among PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO exhibitors. Finalists have been selected by a panel of industry professionals in the following categories: Baking & Snack

Personal Care/Cosmetics

Beverage & Dairy

Pharma/Medical Devices

General Packaging

Prepared Foods

Meat/Poultry/ Seafood

Drive Innovation for the Future and Vote! Polls are open until Tuesday at noon—you have three ways to vote: 1. Onsite at the My Show Planner kiosks 2. On the mobile app 3. Online at packexpointernational.com/vote

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 16!

This panel discussion describes the ways Wegmans Food Markets, American Packaging and Rochester Institute of Technology have formed a partnership to drive developments in sustainable packaging. Together these partners have formed the Center for Sustainable Packaging to address the challenge of exploiting emerging technologies to optimize supply chain performance by extending shelf life, reducing damage, improving food quality and reducing the impacts of packaging materials. Dan Johnson Chair of Packaging School Rochester Institute of Technology Seth Holman Dir of Technology American Packaging Heather Pawlowski VP of Indirect Procurement Wegmans

BUILDING THE FUTURE USING WIRELESS DISTRIBUTED REMOTE SOLENOID VALVE AND I/O TECHNOLOGY 10:00–11:00 AM Innovation Stage | N-4570

Learn how you can achieve digitally secured, real-time wireless communication across multiple pneumatic control valve manifolds. This session focuses on Ethernet/IP and Profinet wireless field bus IP67 pneumatic valve and I/O manifold technology. This session is applicable to processing, packaging and robotic end-of-arm tooling. Nathan Eisel Product Specialist SMC Corp. of America

INDUSTRY 4.0: LEVERAGING THE VALUE OF DATA THAT’S EVERYWHERE 10:00–11:00 AM Innovation Stage | N-4585

Learn the importance of data provided by sensors within your manufacturing process and how to apply that data to trending, predictive analysis and overall operational reporting. Ron Stuver Mgr, Customer Advocacy and Business Consulting SICK

REDEFINING THE PACKAGING PROCESS—NOW POWERED BY LIQUIFORM 11:00–12:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560

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The future of packaging looks completely different. It’s leaner. It’s more agile. It’s more cost-effective. It requires far less space. Amcor’s revolutionary service cuts the clutter out of package manufacturing. It’s now possible to go from preform to packed, nearly instantaneously—powered by LiquiForm. Ashish Saxena VP & GM, LiquiForm Group Amcor


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OEE driven designs for increased throughput.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018 (CONTINUED) NEW HYGIENIC EQUIPMENT DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY TO SAFEGUARD YOUR BRAND 11:00–12:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570

One foodborne illness can ruin your brand’s reputation and become a PR nightmare for your organization. This presentation reveals how equipment design trends and smart detection technology work together to mitigate product contamination. Ken Lento Gen Mgr - Unique Products FlexLink Systems

ACHIEVING ULTRA CLARITY, MICROWAVEABILITY, FREEZABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN PREPARED FOOD CONTAINERS 11:00–12:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585

Prepared food containers achieve ultra clarity, microwaveability, freezability and sustainability. Zach Adams Millad Global Product Line Mgr Milliken

HOW TO TURN DATA INTO IMPROVEMENTS THAT RESULT IN WORLD-CLASS OPERATIONS 12:00–1:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560

Understand end-of-line packaging data with Fullvision Data-Analytics Consulting Service to improve quality, productivity and bottom line. Proprietary software analyzes data collected from Nordson® ProBlue Liberty ATS systems or ProBlue melters retrofitted with an ATS. From the analysis, H.B. Fuller experts create a report with key metrics. The complete FullVision Service includes unlimited consultations with analysts and engineers who work to find improvement opportunities based on your data and make recommendations on implementation. Erin L’Hotta Marketing Mgr, Packaging Div Aaron Plumley Continuous Improvement Engineer, Packaging Div H.B. Fuller

BREAKTHROUGHS THAT CHALLENGE CONVENTIONAL PACKAGING AND IMPROVE SUSTAINABILITY 12:00–1:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570

Learn about a battery made of paper to power smart packaging. Also, anti-litter cement bags that can be tossed into mixing equipment. Plus, paper bottles for carbonated drinks. And extra-strong cartonboard that allows impressive lightweighting to improve sustainability scores. Inger Heinke Business Development Dir BillerudKorsnas Cartonboard

ROBOTIC LIFT TRUCKS: WHERE DO THEY MAKE SENSE IN YOUR DC? 12:00–1:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585

Without tape, wire or magnets for navigation, robotic lift trucks can adapt just as fast as your operation. See how this technology executes critical applications and improves overall efficiency. Jeff Huerta VP Sales America Balyo Lou Mitcheletto Mgr of Integrated Solutions Yale SD

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Demand rises for shelfready packaging Automation helps end users deliver shelf-ready packaging and meet eCommerce needs.

T Looking for ways to grow your business? PMMI is your answer. PMMI’s PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows is a powerful lineup of events that showcases innovation in action and unites the industy. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations yearround via its print and digital media offerings. PMMI Business Drivers equip the industry with tools like market research, technical training and operational solutions, to succeed in a global marketplace.

o meet rising use of eCommerce and demand for shelf-ready packaging, WestRock (Booth S-2122) showcases new packaging designs and automation options. “From low to high volume or from manual to high speed, our customized solutions can eliminate void fill, reduce damage and lower shipping costs,” says Rick Anderson, vice president of WestRock Automated Packaging Systems. WestRock’s Box on Demand® systems, such as the Compack 1.4 SBS machine on display, overcome the challenges of the highly variable and continually changing mix of products in fulfillment with right-size, on-demand creation/packing/sealing of corrugated shippers. Another model, the Compack EVO 2.5 Inline SBS machine, may be seen at WestRock Box On Demand (Booth N-4947). The flexible technology of the Compack series provides the largest range of corrugated fanfold sizes and types in a single machine; increasing throughput, while allowing for maximum package customization by reducing packing and shipping costs. In addition to machinery capaWestRock Box On Demand displays its latest model, the Compack EVO 2.5 Inline SBS machine. bilities, WestRock is displaying an array of packaging samples, and structural designers are available to discuss specific challenges attendees may be facing. New shelf- and retail-ready packaging designs enable in-house automation for scalable customization that reduces the need for out-of-house repackaging. These designs expedite replenishment, increase product availability and improve shopper satisfaction with one- and two-piece designs that deliver superior container performance while maximizing brand message at point-of-sale. “Working with top retailers and manufacturers has given us the insights to develop solutions to address multiple channel pressures, stock keeping unit proliferation and labor reduction,” adds Jim Cutter, vice president of Business Development at WestRock. “Our shelf-ready packaging and automation provide better throughput, higher efficiency rates and speed-tomarket,” he explains. For more information, visit www.Westrock.com/aps, www.Boxondemand.com. SD

Visit the PMMI Booth N-4550, North Hall or pmmi.org for more information. Meta® CD (case display) cases combine shipping and display-ready functionality in the same box and meet retailer demands.


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Nominated for best new packaging technology at PACK EXPO 2018 On the PACK EXPO Innovation Stage, Booth N-4570, B&R will present The Adaptive Machine Enables a New Consumer Business Model: Batch Size One on Monday, October 15, at 2:00 PM CDT.


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Emerson acquires Adventics Acquisition strengthens Emerson’s fluid control and pneumatic capabilities.

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merson (Booth N-4721b) recently acquired Aventics—a leading manufacturer of smart pneumatic components and systems. The smart pneumatic technologies enable Industry 4.0 through connectivity and analytics that are ready for tomorrow’s digitized operations. Aventics pneumatic technology is critical to packaging machines that feature high-speed, point-to-point movement. Small, lightweight and highly flexible, devices optimize compressed air performance—minimizing contaminants, reducing food product perishability and enhancing safety. These features allow packaging machines to utilize pneumatics more efficiently. “With the acquisition of Aventics, Emerson now offers the broadest portfolio of fluid control and pneumatic products and solutions in the in- Aventics pneumatic technology, including this AV series valve manifold, expands Emerson’s fluid-control offerings. dustry,” says Nick Buccheri, vice president of Mar- hybrid automation markets and complements total cost of ownership. keting, Fluid & Motion Control at Emerson. “We its leadership in improving plant performance With central offices in Laatzen, Germany, Avenare able to offer our customers a single partner through digitization, pervasive sensing and asset tics has approximately 2,100 employees worldto work with across the entire plant to help solve health monitoring. wide, five manufacturing locations and sales of their greatest challenges.” Aventics’ industry experts will play a key role in $425 million (2017). The acquisition strengthens1 Emerson’s capaFor more information, visit www.emerson.com/ EnhancedPlatform_Ad_PMMI.qxp_Layout 8/24/18 2:08 PM Page 1 enabling Emerson to remove complexity, reduce bilities in packaging and other key discrete and project timelines, increase availability and lower packaging. SD

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Enhanced Platform for Difficult Applications

Eriez’ Xtreme® Metal Detector with “Enhanced Platform” uses advanced technology to detect metals in the most challenging applications. Xtreme EP has shown significantly improved sensitivities in a range of dairy, cheese, meat and even rubber products. Download Brochures and Market Guides

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Vertical Feeding System Feeding difficult pouches and bags has never been easier

Designed to Feed -Zippered Pouches -Zippered Bags -Standup Pouches -Autobottom cartons -Coffee Bags -Foil Pouches -Gusseted Bags -Mylar Bags -Paper Bags

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Vertical Pick and Place -Up to 60/min -3 feet for product loading -Bag alignment system -Bags stand on edge -Reloading while running -Downstream Process: -Labeling -Ink Jet -Thermal Transfer Overprinter -Inspection Systems -Reject System -Enclosed and Open Design -Ho -Horizontal System Available Visit us at Booth S-2467

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Machinery companies join forces Windmoeller & Hoelscher and Haver & Boecker form Aventus.

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wo familiar names in packaging, Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H) (Booth E-7743) and Haver & Boecker (H&B), parent company of Haver & Boecker USA (Booth N-6145), have formed a joint company called Aventus. Formed in June 2018, it specializes in equipment for packaging free-flowing loose goods such as chemicals, foods and animal feed. The Aventus product portfolio includes filling technology for open, form/ fill/seal and big bags as well as palletizing and load securing technology. “With access to products of both H&B and W&H, Aventus covers the entire value-creation chain,” says Dr. Jürgen Vutz, CEO at W&H. He continues, “With this broad product range, we are able to very specifically fulfill customer requirements—from standard to special applications, from low-speed to high-speed systems. The customer has one contact person and receives everything from a single source.” “Today’s megatrends of globalization and digitalization are impacting the filling and palletizing markets,” explains Florian Festge, managing partner at H&B. “Rapidly increasing innovation cycles, linked production processes worldwide along with higher demands for flexibility are only some of the challenges the market faces,” he adds.

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FIRSTTIMERS’ LOUNGE Located in the South Building, Level 1, Room S-104A Near the shuttle bus drop-off Allow us to welcome you to PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO! If your badge says, “FirstTime Attendee,” please stop by the exclusive First-Timers’ Lounge and enjoy free refreshments, comfortable seating and complimentary Wi-Fi—in a space created just for you.

LOUNGE HOURS: Sunday - Tuesday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Wednesday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

(l-r) Dr. Jürgen Vutz, Kai Lammers and Florian Festge announce the founding of Aventus at a press conference during ACHEMA.

The name Aventus is derived from the names of both parent companies. “Avena means Hafer (the German word for oats), and ventus means wind. The new name symbolizes the unification of the best of both companies,” says Vutz. For service, Aventus benefits from the structures of both parent companies. Kai Lammers, MD of Aventus, a 16-year W&H veteran, who most recently served as division manager Service-Sales, reports, “Aventus will offer . . . access to 52 service centers, and over 500 service technicians. Like its mother companies, Aventus promises long-term service and guarantees service for existing machines from both companies, as well as for new machines.” Aventus is headquartered in Münsterland, Germany. By 2020 it will have its own production, R&D and other functions established there. Newtec, the H&B subsidiary specializing in palletizing, now a 100% subsidiary of Aventus, is home to a second production site, located in Alsace, France. Lammers also offers a view of future directions: “Based on the product portfolio of both companies, Aventus will keep developing the product range . . . . Topics such as the integration of the entire value-creation chain and increasing digitalization with respect to Industry 4.0 have already been worked on in both parent companies . . . . At Aventus we will continue to drive these developments with bundled strengths and expertise. This will result in innovations that will be of great benefit to our customers.” Once under full operation, Aventus expects to employ more than 300 people and generate sales of approximately €€80 million. For more information, visit www.haverusa.com, www.wuh-lengerich.de. SD


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Film protects frozen food Coextrusion combines performance with sustainability benefits.

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Bridging the Skills Gap • PMMI U Connection brings industry employers together with students and veterans looking for careers in packaging and processing. • PMMI U Core Skills ensures workers have the technical skills needed within the packaging and processing industry. • PMMI U Industry Training brings unique, high-quality training to PMMI members and their customers.

coextruded film from Industria Termoplastica Pavese (ITP), parent company of ITP USA (Booth N-4866), offers the impact and tear resistance needed for frozen food packaging. The SG series film relies on Innate® resin from Dow Chemical (Booth S-Vista Ballroom). A breakthrough, patented molecular catalyst coupled with advanced process technology allow accurate and consistent control of the resin chemistry. “Dow’s relationship with ITP dates back many years,” notes Marco Amici, EMEA marketing manager at Dow. He adds, “We have built a very solid collaboration, which leverages the best both companies offer, in terms of packaging raw materials, design and final solution. Dow is very proud of this particular achievement, which, enabled by our precision packaging resin Innate, is nevertheless possible only through high-quality collaboration with ITP.” ITP’s coextrusion of the Dow resin with other materials results in a high level of stiffness, toughness and sealing strength. As a result the film delivers the mechanical performance to withstand long-term exposure to -20°C, which weakens most structures. The film also offers the smoothness and processability needed on machines that run 80 bags/min., along with the puncture and tear resistance required when filling frozen food with sharp edges. “Our experience in the field,” says Simonetta Lanati, research & development manager at ITP, “teaches us that the toughness, puncture resistance and tear resistance of the film are essential key factors for the packaging of frozen products, given the increasingly frantic pace at which packaging . . . lines work.” Ease of processability with excellent bubble stability of the Innate resin, together with excellent blend capabilities and high-performance ITP extruders permit downgauging to thicknesses not typically seen in the frozen food market. Lanati reports, “The achieved puncture resistance can be translated in a depth of perforation of almost 2cm before breaking a film of 40µm with a sharp dart of 4mm diameter.” This result makes the film a good candidate for duplex or triplex laminations where tear resistance can be strongly compromised by the presence of bi-oriented films. Film with these characteristics also can be specified in other challenging applications, such as packaging for liquids, even in stand-up pouch or bagin-box configurations. In all cases, the result is better seal integrity, less waste and fewer returns due to damaged packaging. Moreover, the reduction in thickness means a lighter package, a tangible benefit for sustainability. For more information, visit www.itpusa.us. SD

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Dow’s Innate resin helps deliver the characteristics needed for downgauged film for frozen food packaging.


FOOD AND BEVERAGE PACKAGING SOLUTIONS Safeguard Inspections, Improve Quality, and Protect Your Brand with Machine Vision and Industrial Barcode Reading

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Food & Consumer Products Food safety, quality and visual appeal are the top consumer purchase motivators. kp Food & Consumer Products creates winning products for brand owners, processors and retailers by combining these with end-to-end value chain optimization and improved sustainability. Rediscover us in booth N-5225

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Labels & Specialties Pentalabel® shrink sleeve label films give brands an edge with design freedom, a 360° billboard, outstanding print quality, and innovation that supports sustainability. Rediscover us in booth N-5225


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Pharma & Medical Devices Because safety needs to be packed properly, choose from our broad PentapharmÂŽ and PentamedÂŽ film portfolio for innovative, functional and safe products. Rediscover us at Healthcare Packaging Expo in booth W-864


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Labeler handles multiple can sizes Canner specifies flexible packaging line.

40 Years of Innovation. Winco. Components and Accessories for Conveyor Systems

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long-established canner for a product found in virtually everyone’s pantry wanted a new packaging line capable of handling a variety of can sizes without the use of redundant equipment common on conventional steel can lines. Thus particular attention was given to choosing flexible machines with positive, repeatable changeover capability to maximize production uptime and achieve long-term efficiency targets.

LINE SPECIFICATION The line needed to accommodate seven can sizes—211, 300, 307, 404 diameters and three heights—and achieve a speed range of 700–1,000 cans/ min. (cpm). Langguth America (Booth S-4122) responded by supplying its hotLAN 310 inline, cut-and-stack labeler. The labeler’s capacity was sized to keep up with cans discharging the hydrostat processing system combined with cans simultaneously feeding from a bright stack system. It was vital that the labeler change over easily and positively between can sizes so that new sizes could run to the waiting labeler as opposed to accumulating. Langguth’s hotLAN 310 hot-melt, cut-and-stack labeler applies pre-cut, full-wrap paper or oriented polypropylene labels to round containers such as cans and plastic and glass jars. Classified as an inline system, containers travel straight through the labeler riding on a linear bottom chain rather than via a rotary system which relies on a spinning carousel to label containers.

Tripod and Bipod Support Bases Support Heads Adjustable Side Brackets Adjusting Rods Cross Blocks

A feed screw on the hotLAN 310 cut-and-stack labeler creates pitch by consistently spacing the containers.

Explore our full product line online or contact us with your application requirements. J.W. Winco, Inc. Phone 800-877-8351 Fax 800-472-0670 Email sales@jwwinco.com www.jwwinco.com

LABELER OPERATION The hotLAN 310 labeler maintains containers in an upright position. Containers are picked up by a belt system, which contacts top and bottom to stabilize containers running on the bottom chain. Label application relies on an infinitely adjustable label magazine and a central ProBlue hot-glue melter from Nordson (Booth S-2030). Advancing containers trip a photoeye and activate the glue modules to spray small donuts of hot melt onto the container body. The container contacts the label stack to pick up the leading edge of the label. As the can spins in the belt system, the trailing edge of the label pulls from the magazine and an extrusion bar applies overlap hot melt. With the label fully wrapped around the container, the jar or can enters a brush station, which pulls the


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With an output of 1,000 cpm on 211- to 300-diameter cans and 700 cpm on 404-diameter cans, the hotLAN 310 labeler maintains efficiency by keeping up with continuous flow from the hydrostat and simultaneous input from bright stackers.

label tight. Labeled containers discharge onto a takeaway conveyor. Optional barcode inspection can be included. Benefits of the hotLAN 310 inline labeler include maintaining cans in an upright position, thus completely eliminating can twists. Moreover, since hot melt is used for both pickup and overlap, no cold-glue system is needed for the overlap step. A belt-driven design means simple mechanicals with few moving parts. As a result the hotLAN 310 labeler requires few change parts and consumes fewer spare parts than a rotary labeler. In addition to being less expensive than rotary labelers and more flexible than other inline labelers, Langguth’s hotLAN 310 model delivers a low total cost of ownership. Complementing the simplicity of the mechanical design, the labeler operates with high-end controls. The control scheme relies on an Allen-Bradley CompactLogix programmable logic controller (PLC) and PanelView Plus human/machine interface from Rockwell Automation (Booth N-5701) to seamlessly interface with the plant’s supervisory system. The all-around, open-access guarding and control scheme meet Category 3 safety standards. To smooth production throughout the line, the labeler PLC exchanges signals with upstream and downstream equipment to balance spikes and valleys and deliver efficient, steady output. The line also includes a flexible tray and film packer and palletizer. With goals for maximum flexibility and efficiency met, the line has been deemed a great success. Recognized as The Labeling Family, the Langguth family has owned the firm for nearly 90 years. Headquartered in Germany with Langguth America operating as a wholly owned subsidiary, the company manufactures primary package labelers under the brands wetLAN, moduLAN, selfLAN and hotLAN. Machine technology includes cold-glue, pressure-sensitive and hot-melt adhesive labelers in rotary and inline formats for the food, beverage, coatings and chemical industries. For more information, visit www.langguth-america.com, www.nordson.com/hotmelt, www.rockwellautomation.com. SD

Spiral conveying. Straight up! As the market leader in spiral conveyors in the packaging industry we think of solutions for elevating and accumulating packed items. It’s what we do. At AmbaFlex it’s not just about building the right equipment, it’s about developing a special solution for you. Here’s to spiral conveying. Spiral Elevators & Accumulators for primary and secondary packaging handling.

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Automation meets Big Data

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n the demonstration hall of the Festo Experience Center, recently established by Festo (Booth N-5147) in Santa Clara, California, visitors experience augmented reality devices and virtually interact with manufacturing and processing systems. The Festo Experience Center also features a laboratory for customer projects and training and meeting areas. Festo opens its first Festo Experience Center in North America where original equipment manufacturers and end users can interact hands-on with automated manufacturing and processing technology.

Visit booth N6026 to talk with our Industry 4.0 experts.

Rotating exhibits showcase active and static displays of the latest automated manufacturing and processing technologies. Plans call for demonstrations of: •• Modular and reconfigurable systems conforming to the concepts of Industry 4.0—the fourth industrial revolution •• Cyber-physical devices that change functionality based on downloadable apps •• Predictive analytics relying on smart-sensors, Big Data concepts and connectivity to the Cloud to alert teams to system failures before failures occur •• Cloud-based dashboards and data analytics facilitating optimum overall equipment/ process effectiveness •• Hardware/software for optimum energy efficiency in manufacturing and processing •• Frictionless transport through high temperature superconductors •• Online productivity tools for bringing products and systems to market faster and with less engineering overhead. Festo manufactures pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components and controls for process and industrial automation. Other Festo Experience Centers are located in Delft, The Netherlands; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, China. For more information, visit www.festo.com/us. SD

DRIVING YOUR INDUSTRY 4WARD.

Industrial automation is changing at an extremely rapid pace. As an innovation leader, SICK offers solutions today that are ready for the challenges of the future. With intelligent sensors that collect data, adapt to their environment and communicate through the network, SICK offers a new unprecedented level of flexibility that must be experienced to believe. Networked intelligence for efficient processes and reliable cooperation of humans and machines. We think that’s intelligent. www.sick.com

hitachi (Booth S-4269) for sponsoring attendee bags.


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Carton reflects brand quality Winner of the 2018 Spirit of the Year award relies on paperboard from Metsä Board.

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hen developing the award-winning Arctic Blue gin, the team of culinary experts at Finland’s Nordic Premium Beverages wanted its flavor to reflect the Arctic environment. Ingredients are carefully selected. Equal attention was paid to the packaging so it would reflect the quality and values of the brand. Pro FBB Bright 350 grams/sq. m paperboard from Metsä Board, parent company of Metsa Board Americas (Booth N-4861), meets all requirements for the carton. It is lightweight and made from virgin fibers, traceably sourced from sustainably managed northern forests. The wood fiber is a renewable resource with four seedlings planted for each tree harvested. In addition, its consistency, as well as high whiteness and smoothness, ensure excellent printability and display of special effects.

ages is the oldest winery and producer of sparkling wine in Finland. Located in Ilomantsi, a small town in eastern Finland, the company offers

high-quality products made from the arctic berries and botanicals. For more information, visit www.metsaboard.com. SD

Less means more Less means more!

Less means more!

High-quality carton, converted in Finland by Starcke, Aldus and Pyroll, portrays an image worthy of the 2018 Spirit of the Year. Focused on the essentials: the new i500

Ilkka Harju, Metsä Board’s packaging services Slim design, scalable functionality, and extremely user-friendly. The groundbreaking i500 is size-optimized and allows for zerodirector, explains “The package was printed on the clearance mounting, saving valuable cabinet space. And thanks uncoated side of the paperboard to give a pure, to the innovative interface options, it’s easy to commission in minimal time. The best thing of all is that the modular structure natural feel that reflects the brand identity. In adadapts to different production configurations in no time at all. Less does mean more! dition, demanding finishing techniques were used To learn more, visit www.Lenze.com or come see us at: on the surface to create a 3D illusion around the PACK EXPO International 2018 • Booth #N5740 • October 14-17 printed rock scenery, and multilayer embossing gives a rock-like haptic feeling. Foiling was also used to give a distinct contrast with the natural paFocused on the essentials: the new i500 perboard surface. Then as a final touch, packaging Slim design, scalable functionality, and extremely user-friendly. was printed inside . . . to create maximum impact The groundbreaking i500 is size-optimized and allows for zeroclearance mounting, saving valuable cabinet space. And thanks when the consumer unboxes the bottle.” to the innovative interface options, it’s easy to commission in To ensure that the Artic Blue gin cartons arrive minimal best thing of all is that the modular structure Focused on the essentials: thetime. newThei500 adapts to different production configurations in no time at all. at the retailer in the best possible condition, the Less does mean more! transit packaging is made from Metsä functionality, and extremely user-friendly. Slimanother design, scalable To learn more, visit www.Lenze.com or come see us at: Board paperboard, Pro WKL, which combines high i500 The groundbreaking isEXPO size-optimized allows zero-14-17 PACK International 2018and • Booth #N5740for • October strength with sustainability. clearance mounting, saving valuable cabinet space. And thanks Established in 1989, Nordic Premium Bever-interface options, it’s easy to commission in to the innovative

minimal time. The best thing of all is that the modular structure adapts to different production configurations in no time at all. Less does mean more!

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PMMI’s Online Career Center FREE service connecting PMMI members with students and veterans pursuing careers in packaging and processing.

PMMI Members can: f Post entry-level positions, internships f Review resumes from interested job seekers

Students and Veterans can: f Post resumes f Review and apply for entry-level jobs and internship opportunities f Connect with employers

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The Forum at PACK EXPO makes Chicago debut

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new daily educational offering, The Forum at PACK EXPO (Booth N-4580), combines presentations about the latest industry trends with small group discussions and question-and-answer time. The free, 45-minute sessions permit attendees to benefit from presentations by experts on overall equipment effectiveness, standardization of factory acceptance tests, request for proposal template, cobots, active packaging, food waste, food safety, contract packaging trends and workforce and career development. Speakers represent the OpX Leadership Network (Booth N-4550), Institute of Packaging Professionals (Booth N-4523, N-5760), Contract Packagers Association (Booth N-5801), PMMI Business Intelligence (Booth N-4550), PMMI U (Booth N-4550), Robotic Industries Association and World Packaging Organisation (Booth N-4527, N-5760). The Chicago edition of The Forum at PACK EXPO builds on the success of the inaugural Forum, which took place at PACK EXPO East (April 16-18, 2018, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia). For more information, visit www.PACKEXPOinternational.com. SD

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018 Introduction to Safety for Collaborative Robot Systems 10:30–11:15 AM Are collaborative robots safe right out of the box? Learn about common myths and misconceptions about collaborative robotics. Gain practical ideas to help ensure the safety of your collaborative robot system. Carole Franklin Dir of Standards Development Robotic Industries Association

Understanding OEE and How to Calculate It

For information on PMMI Education and Workforce Development programs, visit pmmi.org/pmmiu.

11:30–12:15 PM Understanding and tracking overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) helps improve productivity while reducing waste and downtime. The OEE calculator from the OpX Leadership Network provides a consistent and proven way to measure OEE. Steve Schlegel Managing Dir OpX Leadership Network


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Education and Workforce Development Best Practices 1:30–2:15 PM Finding, training and keeping skilled talent has become a burden to many industries in a tight labor market. This session highlights creative solutions companies have found to identify, source and attract talent and the best practices to train and retain good employees. Jeff Mansfield Sr VP Consumer and Industrial Goods

Why Is Packaging that SAVES FOOD so SUSTAINABLE? 2:30–3:15 PM How to find the optimum of packaging? Reduction of packaging material often leads to food losses and food waste. Dr. Bergmair shows how the optimum packaging system can be  calculated/estimated. The data from a project by Austrian research partner denkstatt reveals some surprising facts on the environmental impact of packaging. Dr. Bergmair also reviews recent efforts by the World Packaging Organisation (Booth N-4527, N-5760) to fight food losses and food waste through the use of appropriate packaging systems. Last year’s Interpack in Düsseldorf saw an outstanding exhibition on Packaging that Saves Food. Australia for sure, was part of this event. Let’s see, which different solutions exist in different countries. Johannes Bergmair Gen Secretary World Packaging Organisation

Active Packaging Development for Convenience 3:30–4:15 PM Food packaging acts as the medium of containment, protection and information communication for customers. Changing consumer behavior to a convenience lifestyle has pressured companies to provide solutions through packaging innovation and functionality, particularly in developing active packaging. Active packaging prolongs product shelf life allowing consumers to acquire good-quality food with ease. Bearing this in mind, a recent application of active packaging currently being researched is to provide enhanced customer convenience. This presentation consists of an overview of active packaging technology development, as well as the development of halloysite nanotubes and others, as a potential solution. Pierre Pienaar President World Packaging Organisation

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018

Bringing Sustainable Packaging Innovation into the Classroom

Packaging Food Safety–Are You in the Know?

10:30–11:15 AM Session highlights student projects performed in relation to packaging during the past few years. Karen Proctor Professor in the Packaging Science Dept Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

10:30–11:15 AM An overview and discussion with the Food Safety Alliance for Packaging. Stephen Klump Global Head of Packaging Quality & Safety Nestlé Ron Osborn Principal Scientist, Packaging Compliance Mars Wrigley Confectionery Weldon Williams Sr Dir, Packaging Quality Assurance HAVI

Using Packaging Design to Enhance the Consumer Experience 11:30–12:15 PM Today communication networks are practically endless, the packaging is not just a beautiful and attractive container. Consumers need packaging that connects them with the brand through experiences. The synergy between design methodologies and use of disruptive technologies can increase the user-product emotional connection. Franco Mercado Design Dir TECKDES

The Need for Speed—Touchdown or Fumble 1:30–2:15 PM Explore needs within the supply chain to get products and concepts to market faster. Through small group interaction, attendees will talk about their challenges as it relates to speed to market and potential resolutions. They will then use the collected information to address a panel of seasoned supply chain representatives to uncover actionable solutions that move the needle. Nikki Johnson Exec VP Kala Vickey Smitley VP, Sales and Marketing Hearthside Food Solutions

Standardizing Factory Acceptance Test Procedures 2:30–3:15 PM Achieving vertical startups more consistently and effectively is a common goal of consumer packaged goods companies. Steve Perry Managing Dir OpX Leadership Network

Empowering Your Career Through Education and Engagement 3:30–4:15 PM Empower your career through education and engagement. Jim George Dir of Education Institute of Packaging Professionals

Attracting the Next Generation Workforce to the Packaging Industry 11:30–12:15 PM Who will be the next packaging professionals? How will we recruit them? Stephan Girard Dir, Education & Workforce Development PMMI SD

Massman acquires Ideal-Pak

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assman Automation Designs (Booth S-2847) has acquired Ideal-Pak (Booth S-2966), a leading manufacturer of liquid filling and packaging machines. The acquisition gives Massman a stronger foothold in the liquid filling machine market while providing end users with a broader range of equipment for integrated packaging lines. Ideal-Pak is located in Madison, Wisconsin, not far from Massman’s headquarters in Villard, Wisconsin. Founded in 1949, Ideal-Pak serves the paint and coatings, chemicals, lubricant and food and beverage industries. Patented designs maximize equipment flexibility and help the machines reduce production costs, increase yields and improve productivity and efficiency. For more information, visit www.massmanllc.com, www.ideal-pak.com. SD


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Your machine experts for forming, filling, sealing, and much more.

Dow Chemical sponsors See award-winning packages from around the world in the Containers and Materials Pavilion.

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ow Chemical (Booth S-Vista Ballroom) returns as the exclusive sponsor of The Showcase of Packaging Innovations® (Booth N-5760). Housed in the Containers and Materials Pavilion, The Showcase of Packaging Innovations features winning entries from worldwide packaging competitions. “Dow stands on the foundation of providing products and solutions that create both value and a competitive advantage,” says Mark Saurin, commercial vice president for Dow’s North America Packaging and Specialty Plastics business. He adds, “Through our sponsorship of the Showcase of Packaging Innovations, we are displaying how innovation can keep businesses This press-to-close stand- competitive and move the inup pouch (SUP) from Produstry forward. We are proud Ampac (Booth S-3386) earned a Silver Medal to be the sole sponsor of the for Expanding the Use of Showcase of Packaging InFlexible Packaging from novations since the exhibit’s FPA. The SUP offers an eye-catching billboard vs. inception at PACK EXPO in lay-flat pillow pouches and 2003. The Showcase displays is cheaper to ship than the best that the industry has glass jars. to offer in packaging innovation, and we are eager to bring this display to Chicago again to inspire the next generation of packaging design.”

PACK EXPO producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), is pleased to partner with Dow for the 15th consecutive year. “The Showcase of Packaging Innovations has come to be a show floor favorite at PACK EXPO over the years,” reports Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. He says, “We are thankful for Dow’s partnership on this exciting show floor destination that continues to inspire package designers with packaging that is functional, innovative and sustainable.” For more information, visit www.dowplastics.com , www.PACKEXPOinternational.com, www.HCPEchicago.com. SD

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In-mold labeling of cup and lid with shelf-life-protecting oxygen-barrier labels earned Verstraete In-Mold Labels the Gold Award in the Best Injection Molded Package category in the 2018 IMDA Awards competition sponsored by IMDA (Booth N-5000, N-5760).

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The 15 organizations involved in the 2018 PACK EXPO International Showcase of Packaging Innovations include: ABRE–Brazilian Packaging Association (Booth N-4533) AIMCAL–Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (Booth N-5902) AMEE–Mexican Packaging Association Dow (Booth S-Vista Ballroom) 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation (formerly the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation) Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) (Booth N-5901) Foil and Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) (Booth N-5903) Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) (Booth N-5000) Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) (Booth N-4523) Instituto Argentino del Envase (IAE) (E-10232) ProFood World (Booth N-4550) Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPC) Sustainable Packaging Coalition/GreenBlue Tube Council North America World Packaging Organisation (WPO) (Booth N-4527)

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Learning in a virtual environment How can Virtual Reality boost packaging machine performance?

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irtual Reality (VR) has been influencing the packaging market in recent years, but still has much potential. For example, it’s been used to visualize how packaging presents itself on a supermarket shelf to predict shopper behavior and boost shelf appeal. Now we can look into the packaging process itself, prevent failures and fix potential issues without stopping production. To reap the benefits of this capability, Bosch Packaging Technology (Booth S-3514, W-603) has introduced VR technology for operator training and project planning. Initial results indicate machine performance can be maintained without stopping the machine for training.

A SMARTER FUTURE VR technology has been available on the market for a decade, but has become accessible for industrial purposes only recently. Why? “We have . . . noticed a huge technological leap, linked to the fact that the costs of VR hardware and software have significantly decreased,” explains Peter Ladewig, training developer at Bosch. “As a result, the technology’s use within various industries, including packaging, has grown,” he reports. Another trend that has fueled this breakthrough is the popularity of gaming. Thanks to the increasing visual quality of graphic programs, engineers can recreate realistic environments. Ladewig explains, “By extracting 3D data from the machine construction and combining it with the interactivity of gaming platforms, a completely new learning experience can be created where operators can be trained in a simulated environment. Offering such off-site training provides many attractive benefits.”

IMPROVED PERFORMANCE Ease of operation and maintenance are crucial for improving production performance. In fact, every 10 min. saved/day yields significant uptime gains throughout the lifecycle of a packaging system. VR technology enables low(Continued on page 58)

With the help of Bosch Packaging Academy, food and pharma producers can offer personnel an exciting, effective alternative for on-the-job training, enriching standard learning tools.


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cost, high-performance operator training while production runs full speed, thus maintaining performance and enhancing preventive maintenance. “The VR training modules include very detailed functions, such as taking out machine parts, zooming in/out, walking around the machine, changing settings on the touch panel, etc. The impression is truly amazing—you are completely diving into this world,” says Roland Hasse, head of Packaging Academy at Bosch, after the first use of the VR application. As a result, end users can carry out maintenance steps in the virtual environment and become familiar with the task without taking any risks during production. But most importantly, operators enjoy learning how to operate the machine using VR, and this learning experience fuels their motivation to increase their knowledge. Training staff on how to access critical parts and cut changeover time helps prevent machine downtime and supports higher overall equipment effectiveness.

WORLDWIDE VIRTUAL HELP One key issue facing global food and pharma producers is a worldwide network of production facilities, often in remote locations. Delivering trained specialists to a facility is costly and time-consuming, negatively impacting the bottom line. VR training offers enhanced flexibility, allowing customers to manage the time, location and size of the training sessions (both single and group training sessions are possible). To provide customers with easy access to training tools, regardless of their geographical location, Bosch is working on a virtual platform where customers can access the entire training portfolio for operators and maintenance personnel. It will be finalized by the end of 2018. Joining the Virtual Reality training from your own production floor is easy and simply requires the installation of software and hardware. Once this is done, anyone can carry out the specific maintenance steps in a virtual environment using controllers and VR glasses like Oculus Rift or Vive from HTC. Using VR training via the Bosch platform is highly intuitive and enables workers to successfully complete tasks despite little experience or training. The training sessions also can be recorded and viewed multiple times. If uncertainties arise at any step, additional help is displayed to guide the operator through the process.

FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES In the near future the Bosch Packaging Academy will offer VR training in two versions—modular, providing generic information on how to perform tasks/functions on specific parts of the machine, and customized—produced on-demand for specific systems or standalone machines. “We are positive that the first customized VR training sessions will be available by the end of 2018. At the moment we are discussing a few exciting pilot projects with


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customers from both the food and pharma industries, who want to explore the potential of VR,” adds Hasse. “As per initial customers’ feedback, this concept provides great training on the steps of bagger changeover. VR can be utilized for training before a prospective operator is allowed to work with an actual machine. According to initial estimates, this would shorten required training by at least 50%,” reports Hasse. VR can provide guidance on how to make complex repairs and perform changeovers. It also provides instruction in a safe environment, which is critical for new-hires who are less familiar with production hazards. In fact, VR can simulate unsafe behavior to provide a vivid picture of the outcome of a dangerous action. No doubt the ongoing drive for higher efficiency and greater safety in an ever-more-stringent packaging environment is prompting both food and pharma producers to consider ways to improve the training of operators and other staff. Ladewig concludes, “With the use of 3D visualization and virtual reality, our goal is to create a smarter learning setup, where different training modules can be combined and presented in real time; where the users can track their learning progress and the system suggests a new interesting training session or video. We see the Bosch Packaging Academy as a platform for knowledge sharing and new learning experiences.” For more information, visit www.boschpackaging.com. SD

Spiral converges five lines Lines feed one packaging machine and ensure maximum throughput.

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multinational confectionery, food and beverage company needed to transport cheese from five production lines into a single packaging machine on a different level. They wanted all five lines to converge to keep the packaging machine fed, even if one or two lines went down. Traditional straight conveyor tracks would take up too much floor space or require an angle of inclination that would increase the risk of product sliding or falling. A traditional spiral conveyor wasn’t an option either, as all five lines had to be driven individually. Engineers from AmbaFlex (Booth N-6234) recommended a multi-track spiral. All the tracks are narrow belts, which kept the size of the spiral down, but posed a technical issue when adding six individual side guides and five drives. With clever engineering, the AmbaFlex team figured out the optimal position for each drive, connecting the tracks to the production lines while separating the different lines of cheese. This keeps the packaging machine working at maximum throughput even if one or two production lines experience a stop or downtime for repair. A multi-track spiral accepts product from five For more information, lines and ensures the packaging machine it feeds www.ambaflex.com. SD never starves.


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s more states legalize medical marijuana, at some level in 30 states and is pending further lethe U.S. cannabis industry has grown more galization in 14 others. This growth, along with an than 200% in the past five years, topping influx of business startups, has helped legitimize $7.3 billion according to the Here to Stay or Up in marijuana use in the eyes of many. VS Smoke: A Look at the U.S. Cannabis Market white paper. By the year 2020, the cannabis industry is exPublished by PMMI, The Association for pected to reach $24.5 billion, with $11.2 billion for Separate RFID tagsProcessing for the plant Technologies Financial institutions’ resistance Strict FDA inspections Differences Packaging and (Booth recreational products and $13.3 billionbetween for medand packaged product are required to work with cannabis companies state and federal laws N-4550), the research notes marijuana is legalized ical products. While 95% of customers preferred

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Cannabis is packaged in both rigid and flexible formats and must address regulatory requirements for child resistance, tamper evidence, resealability and opacity. Visit pmmi.org/research to access the report and other industry intelligence.

cannabis flowers in 2016, by 2018 only 55% of customers prefer cannabis flowers, instead favoring concentrated, processed cannabis formats. In addition to the inconsistent legal status between state and federal laws, other challenges facing cannabis manufacturers include: •• Separate radio frequency identification tags for the plant and packaged product •• The resistance of financial institutions to work with cannabis companies •• Strict FDA regulations Packaging for cannabis products is highly regulated and involves both rigid and flexible packaging (see infographic). Cannabis manufacturers are actively looking for high-end packaging as well as equipment and technology that help them implement new processes. They also are seeking original equipment manufacturers that can offer technical guidance and are willing to take the risks associated with a quickly evolving market. Areas of interest include automation, carbon dioxide extraction equipment and contamination detection and removal equipment. For more information, visit www.PMMI.org, www.PACKEXPOinternational.com. SD

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PMMI partners with WPO Association sponsors WorldStar Awards ceremonies.

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MMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), organizer and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows and member of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) (Booth N-4527, N-5760), has renewed its sponsorship of

the WorldStar Awards Ceremony in 2019. Earlier this year, PMMI sponsored the 2018 edition in Australia, which coincided with a WPO Board Meeting, hosted by the Australian Institute of Packaging. A record 200 winners were recognized. Winning entries are on display at the Show-

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case of Packaging Innovations® (Booth N-5760), sponsored by Dow Chemical (S-Vista Ballroom). The Ceremony also honored winners of the ANZ PIDA Awards, the Australia/New Zealand packaging competition. “Winning a WorldStar is among the highest awards a package can receive, making PMMI’s sponsorship an easy decision,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO of PMMI. According to Pierre Pienaar, president of WPO, “For several years the partnership between PMMI and WPO for the WorldStar Awards Ceremony has been very successful. We have no doubt, the gala evening is the perfect environment for PMMI to promote their packaging shows’ brand, PACK EXPO.” WPO exhibits at PACK EXPO International and PACK EXPO Las Vegas as part of the shows’ Partners Program. Participation gives WPO a forum to promote its projects, particularly educational endeavors. For more information, visit www.PACKEXPOinternational.com, www.PACKEXPOlasvegas.com, www.PMMI. org, www.worldpackaging.org. SD

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or the sixth year, Lenze Americas (Booth N-5740) is sponsoring lounges for exhibitors and members of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550). The lounges offer seating, coffee and a chance to take a break from the busy show floor. The four Exhibitor Lounges are located in Rooms S-405a, N-229, W-470a and E-251 and open to exhibitors from 7 a.m.–5 p.m., Oct. 13–17. The two PMMI Member Lounges are located in Rooms N-227b and S-402 and open to members from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Oct. 14–16, and 8 a.m.–3 p.m. on Oct. 17. “Exhibitors and members spend hours on their feet during PACK EXPO, and Lenze is proud to sponsor these lounges that provide [a] much-needed refuge,” says Susan Duval, senior marketing communications manager, Lenze Americas. “With 2,500 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees exploring over 1.2 million net sq. ft. of exhibit space, the member and exhibitor lounges serve as quiet counterparts to the energizing, hustle and bustle of the show floor,” says Laura Thompson, senior director, expositions, PMMI. “We’re grateful to Lenze for providing this resource for the sixth year in a row.” For more information, visit PACKEXPOinternational. com, HCPEchicago.com, www.lenze.com. SD


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QuadFlex pouch recycles Flat-bottom design combines exceptional on-shelf stability with five panels of branding billboard space.

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roAmpac (Booth S-3386), a pioneer in sustainable flexible packaging, launches the No.2 QuadFlex pouch, the second member of its fully recyclable No.2 Pouch® platform. Made from a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) blend, ProAmpac’s No.2 pouches are fully recyclable in the No.2 HDPE+ recycle stream.

How2Recycle labels on No.2 pouches inform consumers the packaging is classified as a plastic bag and, if clean and dry, may be recycled in store drop-off bins.

The result of an intensive research and development initiative to overcome processing challenges inherent to the quad-seal structure, the No.2 QuadFlex pouch features a flat bottom and four corner seals, enhances shelf appeal and combines exceptional shelf stability with five panels of branding billboard space. Julie Conklin, senior product market manager at ProAmpac, recalls, “Brand owners across multiple markets challenged ProAmpac, making it clear that a recyclable quad-seal-style pouch was needed . . . . From pet food to lawn and garden, cereal and salty snacks, we believe this new pouch will be a game changer in sustainable packaging options.” The quad-seal pouch is available in small to large sizes for multiple market applications and can include an oxygen barrier. An organic lawn and garden brand will introduce the first commercial product in the No.2 QuadFlex pouch. The quad-seal design joins the No.2 Stand-up pouch. Introduced in 2011, it earned a Gold Flexible Packaging Award for Environmental & Sustainability Achievement in 2013 from the Flexible Packaging Association (Booth N-5901, N-5760) and ranks as the first primary flexible package to participate in the How2Recycle program. Commercial No.2 pouches carry the How2Recycle logo,

which provides instructions for recycling. Adam Grose, chief commercial officer at ProAmpac, notes the company plans to expand its portfo-

lio of sustainable flexible packaging products, including recycled-content and compostable pouches. For more information, visit www.ProAmpac.com. SD

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Robot simplifies integration Line combines speed, precision and predictive maintenance functions.

N BOOTH S-2372 Achieve Your Efficiency Goals with H.B. Fuller FullVision™ Services Big data is a big challenge for most manufacturers, as they often find that there is not enough time and resources to collect, analyze and make sense of large quantities of data. Using H.B. Fuller proprietary software, H.B. Fuller FullVision™ experts analyze your packaging line data and create a detailed, viewer-friendly report that helps you develop target adhesive specifications and track line performance against industry benchmarks. Get full optics on your end-of-line packaging data with FullVision™ Data-Analytics Consulting Service to improve your quality, productivity and bottom line!

ew i4 selective compliance articulated robot arm (SCARA) robot from Omron (Booth N-4740) occupies less space to make it easier to install on existing lines. Fast, repeatable, easy to operate and flexible for multiple configurations and applications, the robot is well suited for lines with frequent changeovers and meets the needs of mass customization. The first three models, the i4-650, i4-750 and i4-850, which have an arm reach of 650mm, 750mm and 850mm, respectively, are expected to debut in spring 2019. Two Z-axis strokes, 210mm and 410mm, are available, and the 15kg payload increases capacity three-fold. To simplify installation, the compact iCS controller is fully integrated into a stylized base, minimizing footprint and wiring with no flyover cable. Interactive software simplifies programing and operation. In an industry first, an EtherCAT module, connected directly on the robot controller and arm, maximizes configuration flexibility. EtherCAT connectivity enables easy communication with other equipment on the line. Synchronizing the i4 robot with Omron’s controllers, vision sensors and servo motors, optimizes operation, maximizes speed and accuracy and supports complex tasks that were previously impossible. Another first for a SCARA robot is a built-in display designed to expedite troubleshooting and predictive maintenance. A light ring and screen embedded into the base indicate the right operation to perform at the right time and reduce unscheduled downtime. The light ring serves as a robot “health” indicator, informing users of its current mode, such as, “warranty update required.” As a result, manual checks and maintenance plans are no longer needed. For more information, visit https://industrial.omron.us/en/home. SD

In addition to three standard models with various arm reaches, the i4 SCARA robot family will include several special designs: inverted, IP65, Clean Room ISO 4 (Class 10), electrostatic discharge and units that use food-grade H1 grease.

Visit www.hbfuller-fullvision.com, or contact your H.B. Fuller rep today to learn more.

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Advance preparation ensures success Process, material properties and infrastructure impact choice of accumulating equipment.

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hen it’s time to buy accumulating equipment, answering five questions before the purchase order is issued will ensure a successful, efficiency-boosting installation, according to a white paper from Triple/S Dynamics (Booth N-4948).

container like an intermediate bulk container or gaylord may work well. If your process has a high feedrate and you must accumulate material online, you may choose a live-bottom surge bin or horizontal-motion accumulator. How deeply can the material be accumulated without crushing or otherwise damaging it? If your material crushes or otherwise damages easily, avoid choosing a large tank or silo or an accumulator with a deep bed.

 ow much floor space is available to accommoH date the accumulating equipment? Limited floor space may mean you need to consider a tank or silo or a vertical live-bottom surge bin rather than more horizontally oriented equipment.  hat are the material’s characteristics, includW ing flowability, friability, bulk density and angle of repose? For instance, you may want to avoid choosing a tank or silo for a material with a high angle of repose, which can create plugging problems in such a vessel. If your material is friable, you may want to avoid a vibratory accumulator.

Material characteristics such as flowability, friability, bulk density and angle of repose are an essential consideration when choosing accumulation equipment.

What is the process feedrate? The feedrate affects not only the type of equipment you select, but also determines its size. For instance, if your process has a low feedrate and you need offline accumulation, a small, portable

How frequently is the equipment cleaned? If your process handles multiple materials or a material that tends to build up, you may want to avoid difficult-to-clean accumulating equipment. You can add a clean-in-place system to speed and simplify frequent cleaning, but this feature increases the price of the equipment. For more information, visit www.sssdynamics.com/ resources/news-and-articles/maintaining-process-efficiency-accumulating-equipment/. SD

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Configure any IO-Link sensor or actuator via a wireless device that replaces the need to program via a USB IO-Link Master connected to a PC or via a network connected master device. The portable Smart Configurator can be used anywhere, as it’s battery powered and equipped with WiFi for IODD, sync and cloud storage.

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Heat-sealable coating banishes fog Dual-purpose coating combines anti-fog and heat-seal functions.

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eepa Puthanparambil, senior chemist at Bostik (Booth E-8959) discusses anti-fog heat-seal coatings, today at 1:00 p.m. on the Innovation Stage (Booth N-4585) in the presentation, Cutting Through the Fog:

Solutions for High-Moisture, Refrigerated Products. Combining the dual functions in one coating eliminate the need for a second coating pass. By managing condensation, effectively displaying fresh produce and enhancing product visibil-

ity, Bostik’s patent-pending, copolyester-based anti-fog technology gives brand owners a way for products to stand out on grocery store shelves and build brand loyalty. The film also solves a critical issue for packaging designers and converters, providing a cost-effective way of producing high-clarity, heat-sealable films for products with a high moisture content that are susceptible to condensation in refrigerated environments. The presentation describes grocery shopping trends and how anti-fog coatings can help address those trends. It also compares extrusion and solvent-applied materials.

The container on the right has the Bostik anti-fog heat-seal coating; the container on the left does not.

Puthanparambil is part of a dedicated team working on “smart adhesive” innovations for the flexible packaging market and serves as the technical lead for copolyester technology. She earned a Ph.D. degree in Polymer Chemistry at the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology in Trivandrum, India, and then did post-doctoral research at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in the Polymer Science and Engineering Department. In 2010 she joined Bostik as a senior chemist working with copolyesters and was recently promoted to a chemist Ph.D. position. For more information, visit www.bostik.com/anti-fog. SD

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PMMI awards $15,000 in scholarships Three new scholarships go to students studying processing, mechanical or electrical engineering.

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MMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), awarded three $5,000 scholarships to students studying food and beverage processing, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering at four-year PMMI partner schools. The winners are: •• Jenna Fowler, Oklahoma State University, Processing •• Lucas Morgan, University of Wisconsin– Stout, Mechanical Engineering •• Joshua Siegel, Rutgers University, Electrical Engineering “These students represent the potential of the next generation workforce to transform the packaging and processing industries,” says Kate Fiorianti, education manager, PMMI. “The application criteria, including the 3.0 GPA requirement and industry involvement criteria, mean we truly are recognizing the best and brightest and giving them the resources to transfer academic success into professional excellence.” The PMMI Foundation awards more than $200,000 in funds each year for students at PMMI Partner Schools, demonstrating PMMI’s commitment to developing future leaders of the packaging and processing industries. PMMI U Connection offers many opportunities to contribute to the PMMI Foundation here in Chicago. Proceeds from events like The Amazing Packaging Race (Wednesday morning) and the all-new CareerLink @ PACK EXPO interview and networking

Multiscan tech finds more metal

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t 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, on the Innovation Stage (Booth N-4585), Bob Ries, lead product manager, Metal Detection and X-Ray Inspection at Thermo Fisher Scientific (Booth N-5706), discusses real-world examples of how multiscan technology boosts metal detector performance and the ability to compensate for product effect. His presentation, New Broad Spectrum Metal Detection Technology Improves Sensitivity AND Probability of Detection, describes the heighted sensitivity of the Sentinel metal detector, which scans up to five frequencies simultaneously to locate previously undetectable types and sizes of metal. For more information, visit www.thermofisher.com/ productinspection. SD

event (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday) contribute directly to PMMI’s scholarship offerings, along with the annual PACK gives BACK™ reception and show (today at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., re-

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Robotic system packs and seals cases

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he 949 Pic-N-Place tandem case packer and continuous-motion case sealer on display at Standard-Knapp (Booth N-5506) gently places two packs of product at the bottom of every case. Compatible with partitioned and partition-less case packing, proprietary handling technology eliminates breakage, supports speeds up to 20 cycles/min. and is designed for 24/7 production. Whether close-coupled or installed as a standalone machine, the case sealer operates at rates up to 75 cases/min. and changes over in less than 2 min. Using a one-hose, four-gun hot-melt glue system or optional tape dispensing unit, the Model 199 sealer glues or tapes and folds top flaps into place, making it ideal for high-speed sealing of primed flap and regular slotted cases. Applications include food, beverage and personal care products. A Pic-N-

The Standard-Knapp 949 Pic-N-Place tandem case packer combines field-proven reliability with gentle handling and consistent sealing.

Place module also is available and can be retrofit on Standard-Knapp 939S and 949S Versatron case packers. For more information, visit www.standard-knapp.com. SD

Adaptive machines maximize flexibility

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ohn Kowal, director, Business Development at B+R Industrial Automation (Booth N-5625) presents The Adaptive Machine Enables a New Consumer Business Model—Batch Size: One at 2 p.m. today on the Innovation Stage (Booth N-4570). Adaptive bottling, labeling, case packing and kitting machines are commercially available. This presentation, targeted to business and technology strategists at consumer packaged goods companies, systems integrators, machine builders and subsystem providers, explores the adaptive machine’s potential for meeting demands of consumers who have grown up online and expect to receive exactly what they want, when they want it, delivered to their door. The answer is mass customization, and ulti-

mately, Batch Size: One. Let the consumers customize their meal kit, soft drink selection or fragrance online. Then produce it to order, not to stock. Ship directly from the plant floor. And do it at a competitive cost. Mass customization and Batch Size: One become a practical, cost-effective reality with equipment that adapts to each product, rather than runs batches that conform to the machine setup. Adaptive machines not only offer new functionalities, but also support new business models. Innovation Stage sessions are free, but seating is limited. A complete Innovation Stage schedule starts on p. 26. For more information, visit, www.br-automation.com, www.PACKEXPOinternational.com, www.HCPEchicago.com. SD


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How do you choose the right x-ray detection system? X-ray Buyer’s Guide helps meet inspection goals and maximize ROI and OEE.

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he X-ray Buyer’s Guide from Anritsu Infivis (Booth E-7912) delivers information brand owners need to know before investing in an x-ray inspection system. The Guide, written by Chris Young, business development manager at Anritsu, covers less obvious aspects of machine cost and performance, describes technology advances and identifies sanitation trends. The tips not only help choose a system that meets detection goals, but does so in a way that maximizes return on investment (ROI) and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

COST OF REPLACEMENT PARTS Most buyers today are savvy enough to know there’s more to the cost of x-ray equipment than the upfront cost. If you are upgrading from metal detection to x-ray inspection, you’ll want to factor in the ongoing costs of two expensive replacement parts: the tube (also called the generator) and the detector. To account for these ongoing costs, ask about the life expectancy and replacement cost for both parts before you buy. Similar to car buying, you will find some brands have longer lasting parts than others.

PERFORMANCE VS. POWER USAGE In choosing a system, it helps to understand how it works. The lifetime of an x-ray tube can be compared to that of a three-way light bulb. The x-ray tube will eventually fail after a number of hours of use. The power setting impacts x-ray tube longevity. At a higher power setting, the tube fails sooner. But before you think about reducing the power setting to increase the lifetime of the x-ray tube, understand there is a trade-off. Reduced power means reduced image quality, and thus, poorer detection limits. From an engineering standpoint, optimizing machines for both high performance and The XR75 x-ray system inspects tall packages.

low power use is exceptionally challenging. That is why most x-ray machine manufacturers today specialize in either high performance (i.e., finding the smallest contaminants) or low-energy, longlife systems. Machines with high detection capability normally use high amounts of energy and therefore have shorter lifetimes. Alternatively, machines using less power typically have poorer detection rates. Until now. Anritsu addresses both needs with one machine. Anritsu’s systems with advanced long life (ALL) technology offer: •• An x-ray generator and detector with three times the life of conventional models •• A more efficient cooling system •• Less power consumption •• 20% reduction in lifetime costs.

DETECTION CAPABILITY VS. FALSE REJECTS One misconception with buyers is the belief that a machine just needs to be “good enough” to meet the specification. Many buyers are unaware that extra performance capability beyond your specification is valuable. This is best demonstrated by example. Consider detection Systems A, B and C that detect stainless steel at 0.7mm, 1.0mm and 1.5mm, respectively. The detection goal is to find stainless steel at 1.5mm and greater. Assuming all other factors are equal (e.g., equipment cost, reliability), which system adds the most value for the food processor? On the surface it appears any of the systems are suitable. However, what many buyers don’t realize is that superior detection capability (such as with Systems A and B that detect contaminants smaller than your specification level) can be “converted” to improve a machine’s capability to reduce false rejects. How does that work? Superior performance capability enables the machine to be set at a lower sensitivity level and thereby reduce false rejects. So, returning to the example, while System A, B or C meets the inspection goal, the capability to reduce

false rejects is strongest with System A. Why care about false rejects? With the continued pressure on cost, food processors are increasingly paying attention to line efficiency using measures such as OEE. Many plants are adding OEE as a key performance indicator to their operational metrics. Boosting the yield of production lines by reducing false rejects is an efficient way to increase the output of an operation without the capital costs and space required to install addi- The XR75 x-ray series with ALL technology extends tube tional lines. What does OEE have and detector life up to 300% for low total cost of ownership. to do with x-ray systems? The OEE metric is comprised of three factors: machine uptime, process yield and speed. False rejects waste good product, directly impacting process yield and OEE. X-ray systems with superior detection capability (i.e., smaller than your specification) improve process yield by reducing false rejects. In addition to reducing false rejects, superior detection capability provides flexibility to have a higher level of detection on an “as needed” basis. Imagine a scenario where you know something was accidentally dropped into a batch. Detection levels could be increased for a period of time to ensure the contaminants are found.

HYGIENIC DESIGN AND ROI While performance and cost are the most important criteria, clean design continues to gain importance. Food processors want to streamline sanitation processes and eliminate hiding places for biological contaminants. Design features such as easy parts removal/attachment, easy-to-clean conveyors, one-touch removal of shield curtains and removal/attachment of rollers without tools can streamline the cleaning processes. More efficient cleaning contributes to ROI. For more information, visit www.anritsu.com. SD


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Filling machines serve dairy industry Rotary and inline designs maximize productivity.

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igh-quality filling, sealing and overcapping machines from A.T.S. Engineering (Booth N-5430) handle a wide range of plastic packaging for dairy applications. Founded in 1994 by GM and CEO Anthony Subryan, the Canadian company focuses on two main designs, custom-made rotary and inline filling machines for products such as cottage cheese, sour cream, yogurt, ricotta, ice cream, margarine, juice, sauces and dips. Easily adapted for single or multiple fills, the equipment meets or exceeds dairy standards such as USDA, FDA and 3-A. Rigorous checks at installation guarantee the highest output. The business grew from Subryan’s experience redesigning and modifying equipment, mostly filling machines, for dairy processors, which needed to achieve higher speeds and efficiencies. He says, “When I looked at my client’s equipment and designs, I was able to see opportunities to develop parts that would improve overall performance.” Pleased with the parts, end users started asking

for complete machines. He recalls, “Before starting my own company, I had orders that totaled $310,000. I didn’t let that opportunity vanish. I started my own company, and from that moment on, business started to flourish.” In order to accommodate growth while meeting end user needs, the company and its staff of 15—including three engineers, two of whom, Mark and Pierre, are the founder’s sons—relocated to a facility in Toronto, Ontario, for a few years. Now in nearby Brampton, its 20,000-sq.-ft. plant is ideally suited for manufacturing high-quality equipment. As its silver anniversary approaches, Subryan says A.T.S. Engineering will continue to deliver “the most advanced equipment for the most competitive needs in this changing market.”

Flexible machines can feature multiple lanes, fill multiple ingredients, seal lidstock which is pre-diecut or cut from rollstock and apply snap-on overcaps.

For more information, visit www.atseng.ca. SD

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Schubert is a world-leading provider of TLM packaging systems. For more than 50 years, we have been developing cutting-edge solutions that are as easy to operate and maintain as they are efficient. Cost-effective in operation, highly flexible and backed by 24/7 service. Packaging systems from Schubert always deliver on their promise and that includes great return on your investment. Find out more at www.schubert-na.com

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J.O. Spice tackles seafood seasoning safety Advanced coil technology and state-of-the-art electronic filtering techniques maximize metal detector sensitivity and minimize false rejects.

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amily recipes serve as the foundation for J.O. Spice, a manufacturer of crab and seafood seasonings founded in 1945 by a husband-and-wife team. To help ensure final product quality, J.O. Spice installed a Signature Touch metal detector from Mettler-Toledo Safeline (Booth S-1735) in 2017. Donald Ports, president of J.O. Spice and the grandson of the founders, recalls, “Before we bought our first metal detector almost 10 years ago, we did our due diligence and considered multiple suppliers. We chose Mettler-Toledo Safeline because of their high quality equipment and outstanding reputation. We purchased our first Safeline metal detector in 2009 and a second one in 2010. They’ve both operated great over the years. Our sales rep, Dick DeNenno from Reliant Packaging Machinery, is very knowledgeable and helped us select the new Signature Touch [metal detector] last year.” J.O. Spice needed a metal detector with a tall aperture as part of a packaging line automation project. With its older model, boxes needed to be manually laid on their side and then returned to upright for palletizing. Ports explains, “We have to send boxes through upright in order to automate the line. Although it’s not fully automated yet, we’re already savDonald Ports, president of J.O. Spice and the grandson of its founders.

With a 14-by-20-in. aperture, bulk boxes weighing 25–50 lb. and cases of retail packs pass through the Signature Touch metal detector in an upright position.

ing time because we don’t have to lay boxes down and stand them back up. Those seconds accumulate and quickly pay for our new metal detector.” At its facility in Baltimore, Maryland, J.O. Spice manufactures both private-label and J.O. Spice brand products, which include seasonings, spices, batters, breadings and soup mixes for retail, foodservice and food processing customers. Products are packaged in film bags, plastic tubs, plastic bottles and corrugated boxes with liners in sizes ranging from 1 oz.–75 lb. Ports, says, “Equipment in our facility needs to be tough. Not only is it hot in the summer and cold in the winter, but the salt in our products also creates a harsh environment . . . . The Signature Touch [metal detector] runs wonderfully thanks to its well-sealed electronics and washdown capabilities.” Ports adds, “Our new metal detector is incredibly sensitive. It’s so sensitive, it’s able to spot the small amounts of naturally occurring metallic minerals in some of our spice blends, but it’s easy to account for this by simply selecting the proper

setting on the touchscreen control panel. Recycled material in the corrugated . . . is virtually always responsible for the occasional positive hit we do get. When we keep it calibrated, this metal detector never gives us a false reject.” The Signature Touch metal detector stores up to 100 products in memory for quick recall during changeovers, while its “product clustering” capability minimizes the need to change settings. A single-pass auto setup routine simplifies adding products. J.O. Spice changes over the metal detector at least once a day. It takes only a few minutes to select the setting, run test strips and document the activity. To cover all 12 of its packaging lines, its three metal detectors are mounted on castor wheels and feature handles for easy moving. “By having three mobile metal detectors, we know we will continue to seamlessly operate even if one goes down, which gives us peace of mind,” explains Ports. “That said,” he notes, “the uptime on all three is outstanding, so this hasn’t been an issue. They’re completely dependable.” He concludes, “Our metal detectors help us sell the J.O. Spice name. They’re featured in our sales presentations and ‘Metal Detector and Q.C. Approved’ is stamped on all of our cases, which helps us stand out from our competitors since others don’t take metal detection as seriously as we do. We’ve been at the top of our game for over 70 years, because we care deeply about our customers and the products we create. Our metal detectors are a very big part of how we protect our quality, the integrity of the J.O. Spice brand and our private-label customers.” For more information, visit www.mt.com/pi. SD

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Featuring entries from: ABRE—Brazilian Packaging Association AIMCAL—Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators AMEE—Asociación Mexicana de Envase y Embalaje Dow—30th Awards for Packaging Innovation (formerly the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation) FPA—Flexible Packaging Association FSEA—Foil and Specialty Effects Association HCPC—Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council IMDA—In-Mold Decorating Association IAE—Instituto Argentino del Envase IoPP—Institute of Packaging Professionals ProFood World’s Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards

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Blister machine does short runs Compact machine meets the needs of product development, testing and small-scale production.

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agle-Uni semiautomatic blister machine from MHI–Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations (Booth W-984), the U.S. subsidiary of Maruho Co. Ltd, a Japanese healthcare company with subsidiaries in Europe and the U.S., offers a format area of 150 x 150mm and forming depths up to 30mm. Forming, sealing and punching are performed in consecutive steps at one universal station at speeds up to five cycles/min. The compact machine measures just over 1.2m in length and less than 1m tall and handles a wide range of forming materials, including polyvinyl chloride, polyvinylidene chloride (PVC), Aclar poly-chloro-tri-fluoro-ethylene, polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and foil, as well as all typical lidding substrates (foil, paper, PVC, PET and laminates). “The Eagle-Uni accomplishes an impressive set of functions in a small footprint—an important trait for successful small-batch blister packaging units,” reports Tim Saarinen, COO at MHI. He adds, “It is ideally suited for R&D and niche products, insomuch as it allows manufacturers and packagers to fine-tune their materials and blister configurations and, from there, commence small production runs. We look forward to showcasing the machine—as well as the other blister machines in the Eagle series.” Attendees also may The low-volume Eagle-Uni blister machine handles solids, powders, liquids and devices. view the Eagle-Pro blister machine for producing small-lot orders with multiple products and the Eagle-Omni platen-sealing model capable of a forming depth of 30mm, plus two high-speed machines, the Eagle-Rx (200 blisters/min. with a format area of 90 x 130mm) and the even faster 600 blister/min. Eagle-Max. For more information, visit www.mhi-innovations.com. SD

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HORIZONTAL MOTION CONVEYORS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL. How many drives are required to achieve this layout – 295 feet of horizontal motion conveying? Slipstick HMCs = 5 Other HMC Mfr. = 13

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Guide advises how to handle a recall Crisis requires quick response to minimize harm to bottom line and reputation.

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any factors increase vulnerability to a recall even when inspection equipment is in place, according to metal detection specialist Fortress Technology (Booth S-2169). The temptation to cut corners on equipment and the connection between compromising on food safety standards is highlighted in a survey by global insurance broker Lockton International. Virtually all (98%) of the manufacturers surveyed for the Lockton Food & Beverage Report agreed that continued price pressures would influence the final product on the retail shelves, with 42% believing that cost cutting is to blame for the recent rise in the number of recalls. Because of retail pricing pressures, survey participants suggest that safety standards are being compromised. The study also points to a significant increase in food recalls by the U.K. Food Standards Agency, with the number doubling in the last five years and a sharp rise in those with physical contaminants, including metal. Lockton’s Food and Beverage Product Recall Risk Tracker found that food contamination linked to choking hazards were the cause of 22% of food and drink recalls during the past six years. It implies that short-term thrift with equipment may have an adverse effect on food safety, putting a business and brand reputation in jeopardy. Understanding how to optimize metal detection systems forms a critical part of the planning for a recall process and is good business practice.

IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE Most food suppliers, which face a recall, almost certainly have inspection equipment in place, so what causes a metal contaminant to slip through the HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control

points) safety net? The answer is no system is entirely infallible. Quality assurance often runs deeper than the obvious. Rather than considering the “if,” it can be prudent to think instead about the “when.” To mitigate future contaminant risks means you are not looking for patterns but future potential holes in the security chain. From a practical perspective, food processing inspection risks should be reviewed every 12 months as part of a defined HACCP assessment.

RUN MOCK RECALLS Don’t wait for a crisis to hit before developing your recall response. It can be advisable to run several mock rehearsals for different product scenarios. Make sure you involve everyone that would be connected to a recall, from quality assurance managers to production line operators, customer service personnel to marketing. Testing your process regularly helps clarify everyone’s role. Establish a contingency team too, to cover holidays and after-hours crises.

KNOW YOUR METALS First there’s the widespread use of stainless steel in the food industry. It is more difficult to detect than ferrous metals such as iron and steel or nonferrous metals such as copper or zinc. That’s because metal detectors work by monitoring disturbances in an electromagnetic field, caused by magnetic and conductive characteristics of material passing through. Ferrous metals are both magnetic and good electrical conductors and thus relatively easy to detect. Nonferrous metals aren’t magnetic but are good conductors. Stainless steel, specifically the 300 series, is

For full traceability, data can be logged automatically into many metal detection systems and quickly recalled when needed.

non-magnetic and a poor electrical conductor compared to other metals. These characteristics make stainless steel the most difficult metal contaminant to detect. In practice this means that a sphere of stainless steel hidden in a dry product typically needs to be 50% larger than a ferrous sphere to generate similar signal strength. That disparity can rise from 200% to 300% when inspecting wet product with conductive characteristics.

ASSESS PRODUCT FLOW, SHAPE Food products come in all shapes, sizes and density. What’s more, products don’t always travel consistently in the same direction when passing through the metal detector aperture. Since size, shape, orientation and position of metal contaminants cannot be controlled, operating a metal detector at the highest possible sensitivity is generally viewed as the best method to detect the smallest possible contaminants. It’s equally important to remember that metal detector performance is usually measured using spheres. However, metal contamination may not be spherical, thus the signal generated by said contaminant can vary in amplitude, quite drastically in some cases. The most extreme example is small diameter wire, which may be easy to detect if it presents to the detector in one orientation, but tricky to spot if it arrives in a different (worst-case) orientation. It’s therefore important to optimize the performance of the detector to cope with the worst-case scenario. An improvement in sphere size from 3mm to 2.5mm may not sound like much, but it can be the difference between success and failure when trying to spot an irregular fragment.

TEST AND RECORD It’s vital to check that any metal detection system is failsafe. For example, if a fault with the reject system means that a contaminant is detected but The ratio of the aperture to the size of the product is an essential consideration, as sensitivity is measured at the geometric center of the aperture.

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not rejected, the line should stop automatically until the situation is resolved. Both detector performance and fail-safe capability should be tested regularly with results kept on record to support traceability. Major retailers typically have their own codes of practice that specify testing and reporting requirements, but what happens in theory can be harder to implement in practice in a busy production environment—es- During the inspection of wet products, such as meat, a pecially if the record keeping sphere of stainless steel is the most difficult to detect compared to other ferrous metals. is done manually on paper. Some metal detector equipment manufacturers—Fortress Technology included—integrate secure, automatic logging of all such information into their systems. This is something where a modest investment upfront can lead to savings later by narrowing the time window during which a problem can go undetected and reducing the number of suspect products that must be discarded or recalled in case of an incident.

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Because sensitivity is measured at the geometric center of the aperture, the ratio of the aperture to the size of the product is an essential consideration. Maximum sensitivity occurs when the belt and food item is closest to the edge of the metal detector opening. So the smaller the aperture, the more capable it is of detecting the smallest possible contaminants. Users could optimize performance by using several smaller detectors positioned at critical control points throughout the process, rather than a single, big “catch-all” detector at the end of the line. Upstream metal detection also can identify smaller contaminants, which may not be possible at the end-of-line system. HACCP guidance states that critical control points should be located at any step where hazards can be prevented, eliminated or reduced to acceptable levels. Detecting a contaminant at the upstream phase means that the rejected product consists of only a small amount of raw material/unfinished product versus finished/packaged product. This method also helps identify possible sources of the contaminant, as the point of inspection is closer to the point in the process where the contamination occurred.

MITIGATING RISKS When balancing the risks and rewards, many users don’t perceive investing in optimized metal detectors systems as generating value for their business beyond the need to comply with customer demands, such as retailer codes of practice. However, short-term thrift could be an expensive mistake in the longer term. Any food manufacturer should look at this from a risk management perspective. Think of it like fire insurance. No one intends to allow metal to contaminate their food products any more than they intend to burn down their factory, but that doesn’t stop them from investing in fire protection and insurance. In the same way, investing in metal detection reduces the risk of a company’s hard-won reputation for food safety going up in flames. By weighing the cost of equipment versus the cost of a product recall, the decision to invest in good quality inspection equipment should a simple one. For more information, visit www.fortresstechnology.com. SD


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Gerhard Schubert turns 80 The pioneer in packaging automation remains active inside and outside the company he founded.

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erhard Schubert, founder and managing partner of Gerhard Schubert GmbH, parent company of Schubert North America (Booth E-8730), celebrated his 80th birthday on July 16, 2018. Schubert, who still comes into the office daily, remains involved in new developments and the planned expansion of the company’s headquarters in Crailsheim, Germany. As a trailblazer, who excels at combining inventiveness with the ability to put ideas into action, he began making his mark in the world of packaging in 1966 with modularly designed, flexible packaging machines, and he was one of the first to work with digital technology. Today, the company that bears his name ranks as a world market leader in CNC-controlled, top-loading packaging machines (TLM). Schubert began his professional career at the age of 15 as a mechanic at Strunck, a packaging machine manufacturer in Crailsheim. Following his apprenticeship, he worked as a designer at

Gerhard Schubert, founder and managing partner of the firm that bears his name, continues to play an active role within and outside his company. In 2016, the company’s 50th anniversary, he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit for his life’s work and social commitment to the region. He also has received a number of other awards for his charitable, social and volunteer efforts.

Strunck, then at Kugler in nearby Schwaebisch Hall. He also began working for himself in the evenings. In 1964, he founded his own engineering and design office and then in 1966, Gerhard Schubert GmbH Verpackungsmaschinen.

SCHUBERT MACHINES Visionary Gerhard Schubert firmly believed modularly designed, flexible systems were the future of packaging when he founded his company in 1966.

That same year in his father’s sculptor’s studio, he developed the first carton erecting and gluing machine (SKA), which packed the world-famous

Weiss gingerbread. Continuing along his forward-thinking path, Schubert achieved his breakthrough with his modular system for top-loading packaging machines in1972. Perceived with skepticism at the time, this invention ultimately shaped the entire packaging industry—laying the foundations for today’s state-of-the-art machines. Schubert’s visionary thinking continued with the industry-revolutionizing introduction of the world’s first packaging robot in 1981 at Interpack. Schubert recalls, “I wanted to develop a machine built according to human principles: simple mechanics, high-level intelligence and the use of tools.” Perhaps above all, he saw the longterm success of packaging robots as shifting the balance toward control and away from mechanics. In the 1990s there wasn’t any software for packaging machine control so he developed his own control system. In 1996, the company launched the first machine with a control system developed by Schubert. The secret behind the success of TLM technology is simple mechanical design and the associated clarity and accessibility of all functions. This principle continues to guide the decisions of the company, which today in its second generation is run by Schubert’s son Ralf. Grandson Johannes Schubert, also works at the company, which employs 1,250, including 900 in Crailsheim where it ranks as one of the most popular employers in the area. For more information, visit www.gerhard-schubert.de. SD

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OEM adopts standard platform Standard controls benefit OEMs and end users.

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lexible packaging often involves VikingMašek, parent company of Viking Masek Global Packaging Technologies (Booth S-2852). Headquartered in Vlasim in the Czech Republic, the firm designs, manufactures, sells and services vertical/form/fill/seal (V/F/F/S), multilane stick pack and cartoning machines worldwide. Applications include food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, hardware and other products. The company holds a large number of patents and has won several awards in recent years. From the high-speed ST800 model to the modular MS400 machine VikingMašek depends on its long-standing partner, Siemens Industry (Booth N-5747), for programmable logic controller, drive, human/machine interface (HMI) and low-voltage components. Energy-saving components ensure that the machines meet all climate and environmental protection regulations. The Siemens platform also helps minimize downtime, rejects and waste and maximize yield. Using the Siemens platform enables VikingMašek to standardize on the same control technology across all machine variants. Development, manufacturing and assembly are handled by a single supplier. And this is not just beneficial to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Jan

Modular design makes the MS400 V/F/F/S machine flexible enough to produce any bag style, including quad and Doypack.

Masek, CEO of VikingMašek, explains, “Our customers benefit, too, because they can also use the worldwide support offered by Siemens.” VikingMašek’s new, high-speed ST800 multilane stick pack machine represents a good example of the Siemens control and motion-control systems in action. An integrated checkweigher with automatic feedback checks the weight of each stick pack and reports incorrect weights to the Siemens-controlled servo-feed screw so weight can be adjusted. A standalone Simatic S7-300 controller (ET 200SPN CPU) with Siwarex CS modules measures the weight, which is then transmitted to the Simotion motion-control system by the Profinet I-Device

function. Operators run the machine via a 12- or 15in. Simatic Comfort Panel HMI. VikingMašek machines also provide extended functions such as parameter and recipe backup on a USB memory stick, recipe retrieval with a handheld QR scanner and a camera connection for an instant view of the HMI. Siemens technology also plays an extensive role on VikingMašek’s MS400 V/F/F/S machine. Modular, flexible and fast, this model pairs Siemens technology with a robust, hygienic stainless steel structure. A modular, exceptionally smooth Sinamics S120 servo drive for the sealing jaw ensures that individual packaging steps are executed quickly and repeatably. The Simotion D motion controller meets the requirements of OMAC PackML thanks to use of the Simotion software library. The integrated data interface facilitates connection to higher level systems and offers users access to information such as uptime, downtime and number of packaged products. Lukas Masek, vice president of Viking Masek, concludes, “Siemens is a great partner to work with. Thanks to Siemens, we can work on unique solutions which make us a market leader in the field of packaging machines.” For more information, visit www.VikingMasek.com, www.usa.siemens.com/packaging. SD

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Pineberry serializes cartons Erect or flat carton serialization systems can be added to any end-of-line process for efficient traceability printing and coding.

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he CartonTrac EC erect carton serialization system and CartonTrac FC flat carton serialization system from Pineberry Manufacturing (Booth S-1432) produce superior print quality with either laser or inkjet and verify the print with a tamper-proof inline reader. Whether erect or flat, laser or inkjet, cartons are controlled throughout the process to ensure print quality and accuracy. Designed for complex coding and high-resolution printing, the CartonTrac FC serialization system oc-

CartonTrac EC erect carton serialization system integrates seamlessly on any packaging line.

cupies a small footprint (59.5 x 32.6 in.) and marks flat cartons, bags and leaflets with serialized data, date/lot codes, UDI codes and other information. “This is a robust solution with a small footprint that can be used next to automated cartoners or a work station for hand-fill packaging,” states David McCharles, president of Pineberry Manufacturing. It also can work as a standalone unit to pre-serialize carton blanks prior to loading into the magazine of the cartoner or serve as a leaflet verification system. On the CartonTrac EC erect carton system, a modular vacuum conveyor simplifies installation on any end-of-line process. Fan-based technology on the vacuum transport dramatically reduces the noise level of a single pump or blower. The serialization solution integrates on any packaging line and addresses the serialization and track-and-trace requirements of various regulatory agencies. “This is an inline, robust solution with a small footprint that can be added to any end-of-line pharmaceutical process,” explains McCharles. Serialization requires a comprehensive system to track-and-trace the passage of prescription

Pineberry’s CartonTrac FC serialization system occupies a small footprint and marks flat cartons, bags and leaflets with serialized information and other data.

drugs and pharmaceutical products throughout the supply chain. Serialization makes it possible to identify every product’s serial number, origin, shelf life and batch number so products can be traced from production through distribution to the patient. With a reliable 1D and/or 2D barcode reader, pharmaceutical products can be verified to ensure 100% accuracy. Flat or erect carton serializaFor more information, visit tion systems verify printing to ensure 100% accuracy. www.pineberryinc.com. SD

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3D inspection gives an advantage Cost-effective 3D vision sensors combine ease of use with higher inspection capabilities.

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roduct inspection is a manufacturer’s best, and often final, safeguard against poorquality products reaching the marketplace. As the pace of manufacturing accelerates, inspection tasks once performed manually have moved into the realm of automated machine vision. Its detection accuracy not only ensures quality, but also reduces waste and enhances operational efficiency. The technology behind automated inspection systems has advanced as well. Today 2D inspection systems are widely used for measurement, parts location and positioning verification. The 2D systems also involve a relatively low capital investment. But inherent limitations can compromise performance reliability and limit adaptability. In a highly competitive environment, with near-zero margins for error, a “good” automated system for certain key inspection tasks may no longer be enough.

Driven by innovation, Asia Pulp & Paper manufactures and distributes quality products to meet the growing global demand for tissue, packaging and paper. Charta Global, strategic North American Provider of Asia Pulp & Paper products, sells an extensive portfolio of paper products which includes APP’s award-winning Business Intelligence Group (BIG) 2018 Awards - "Sustainability Product of the Year" winner and FDA, ISEGA certified Bio Natura products within the foopak line. These are 100% compostable, recyclable folding box boards (FBB) ideally suited for fast food, take-away containers and hot beverage cups.

Precisely tuned integrated laser light sources provide a more complete and compact unit, a plus in space-constrained settings.

THE 3D ADVANTAGE Low-cost 3D inspection technology achieves what even high-end 2D systems cannot, and more. For the same investment, a manufacturer gains substantially greater versatility in distinguishing distinct features such as color, depth, texture and other attributes. In addition, 3D systems don’t share 2D’s vulnerabilities of glare and reflections from their targets, nor are they dependent on precise external lighting conditions. Indeed, many low-cost 3D sensors boast precisely tuned, integrated laser light sources, providing for a more complete and compact unit—a particularly important consideration for space-constrained settings. And despite their advanced technological intricacy, 3D inspection systems are as easy to set up, operate and adjust as 2D systems, thereby keeping downtime to a minimum. Once in place, the sensor’s software allows the unit to operate without the need for an external controller, eliminating what can sometimes be a cumbersome adjunct to an otherwise streamlined packaging operation.

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Both are highly reflective. A 3D sensor is better able to detect missing, misplaced and flawed pieces. Many frozen food products are initially wrapped in cellophane or other highly reflective materials that require precise lighting conditions for a 2D sensor. Along with not being susceptible to glare, a 3D sensor can provide more accurate detection of wrapped product contents, including quantity and quality. Even a subtle discrepancy in the placement of a lid or cap can be sufficient to reject a product. Whereas a 2D sensor requires precise positioning and lighting to verify quality, a 3D unit provides the depth and distinction to spot subtle differences, even across varied colors and sizes. Changes in package design or labeling may exceed the capabilities of a conventional 2D system (e.g., reflective or textured material, non-standard shapes, reduction in outer packaging coverage, etc.).

MAKING A DIFFERENCE Here are some applications where low-cost 3D inspection technology is superior to 2D: Molded plastic trays for chocolate candy boxes are the same or a similar color as the candy itself.

The TriSpector1000 sensor from SICK (Booth N-6026) provides high-quality, reliable 3D inspections for the same cost as many 2D counterparts. Housed in a rugged IP67-rated metal case with plastic windows, the TriSpector1000 sensor’s standalone integrated data processing power lets it easily find, count and position objects, measure volume and object rotation and acquire intensity data for label detection. An intuitive user interface ensures easy commissioning and operation. For more information, visit www.sickusa.com. SD


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TOSS Technology delivers perfect impulse heat seals every time. The RES heatseal temperature controllers are designed specifically for controlling the heat sealing operations performed in a wide range of applications including: vertical and horizontal form, fill, and seal; pouch filling and sealing; film wrapping, and pouch making. The RES impulse temperature controllers are universally adaptable to almost any application, and do not require the use of thermocouples or RTD’s. The RES temperature controllers are designed for “in cabinet” an “panel mount” uses and also available with EtherNet communication capabilities. www.tossheatseal.com

Because every heat seal matters. Today's medical device manufacturers need reliable, precise heat sealing equipment that is easy to calibrate, validate and provide trustworthy electronic records. We provide control accuracy for all sealing parameters. Security protection at multiple levels with password. To learn more about Controlled Impulse Heat Sealing of Polymeric Materials and TOSS VRC Technology visit: www.packworldusa.com

What sets PackworldUSA apart from all the rest is its use of the high response, state-of-art, TOSS Technology. All PackworldUSA machines come equipped with the advanced TOSS heat sealing system. Only TOSS uses Variable Resistance Controlled (VRC) heat sealing technology to monitor and adjust temperature precisely over the full length and width of the heat sealing element, accurate, up to 500˚C. www.packworldusa.com

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eading and verifying labels on cylindrical containers, such as pill bottles, vials and food and beverage containers has been an expensive challenge, especially on fast-moving lines. The BottleScan 360 system from Cognex (Booth S-3914) brings together multiple cost-effective, image-based barcode readers connected by a performance feedback system and serialization controller. This system provides 360-degree code reading and verification on hard-to-read cylindrical products at speeds of hundreds of units per minute. It also provides higher levels of automated inspection and risk mitigation for one-third the cost of traditional systems.

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In the past, reading barcodes on cylindrical containers at rates up to 300/minute involved multiple cameras connected to a personal computer (PC) host—with total system cost upward of $150,000. These complex systems with custom programming required an expert for setup and regular return visits to calibrate the system. Due to the complexity of the system—separate components from lights, cameras and PC host to software, trigger sensors and programmable logic controllers (PLCs)—process validation as part of CFR 2.11 FDA compliance was difficult when scaling across multiple product lines and locations. Small pharmaceutical bottles and vials posed an even bigger challenge. Lower cost systems existed but came with their own disadvantages. Lower end versions—which cost $40,000–$50,000—required the line to stop for each bottle. A three-point system rotated the bottle in place while one scanner tried to read the code. Bottles had to spin slow enough to ensure readability. With high- or low-end systems, companies needed to hire quality control employees at an annual salary of $50,000 each to ensure that ev-

ery label was correct. In addition, at speeds above 200 bottles/min., accuracy declined. Add different bottle sizes and the need to accommodate different focal lengths to guarantee sharp pictures, and inevitably, production slowed.

SMARTER SCANNING The BottleScan 360 system from Cognex reads and verifies barcodes on round containers at high speed regardless of the bottle’s orientation (i.e., no stopping, spinning), while providing a visual audit record. The system consists of six DataMan 362X barcode readers mounted in a circle around the line with an optional seventh unit mounted directly above the line for lid barcode verification. “One of the nice things about DataMan readers is the liquid lens, which can quickly change the focal length based on the machine vision program during changeover, further eliminating technician intervention for a system that can inspect multiple product lines,” explains Brad Steele, president of Vision and Control Systems, a machine vision integrator based in Union, New Jersey. Each of the seven DataMan units has its own code-reading program, eliminating the need for a remote PC for processing, which takes time and bandwidth on the plant network, slowing production. Instead, when the code is in DataMan’s field of view, each reader returns the alphanumeric value to a systems PLC or serialization controller. An optional Explorer real-time monitoring (RTM) system archives images and provides a visual audit trail. “A nice feature of RTM is that it operates in stealth mode when accessing the images on each DataMan reader,” says Steele. He explains, “If every DataMan reader had to worry about sending an image to the RTM system at 200–300 images/ min., it wouldn’t take long for the bandwidth to be exceeded by the image data. The RTM goes into the scanner when it’s not processing anything and takes the image data without the scanner having to spend any overhead on the transfer. It doesn’t degrade the processing power of the scanner itself; the DataMan reader just focuses on the inspection.” The BottleScan 360 system ensures the correct label is on the bottle. At a cost of $40,000–$50,000, the system saves money compared to traditional barcode reading and label verification, while providing an optional complete audit trail to limit risk and liability. In cases where technicians must monitor lines to validate codes, the system offers payback in less than one year due to reduction in quality assurance labor requirements. For more information, visit www.cognex.com. SD


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WET FOOD INSPECTION Interceptor metal detector tunes out background interference to conquer the longstanding challenge of “product effect” due to moisture or mineral content. Specifically designed for conductive products such as meat, poultry and seafood, cheese, desserts, ready meals, bakery items and fortified cereals, the IP69K-rated, washdown-compatible unit improves detection capabilities up to 10% to enable detection of stainless steel wire lengths as small as 25mm. The system not only reduces false rejects with wet products, but also allows inspection of metallized film packages. Machines may be specified with various aperture sizes, a pipeline configuration or as a gravity system. Wi-Fi or Ethernet connections enable easy and accurate data collection. Fortress Technology Booth S-2169 www.fortresstechnology.com

INDUCTIVE PROXIMITY SENSORS Inductive proximity sensors with integrated IO-Link communications detect metallic objects. Constructed in rugged Ø4, M5, M8, M12, M18 and M30 housings, high-performance sensors offer extended sensing up to 22mm. Once connected to an IO-Link master, easily configured units deliver advanced functionalities such as detection counter and speed controller. Each sensor is fully programmable, providing the means for hundreds of configurations in a single device. Carlo Gavazzi Booth N-6325 www.GavazziOnline.com

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT PALLET SYSTEMS Heavy-load corners, tight-turn corners, elevators and low-profile lift and locate features expand the functionality of 2200 Series Precision Move pallet systems. The heavy-load corner design allows the conveyor to carry pallet loads up to 70 lb. around 90- or 180-degree corners, and allows pallets to accumulate in the corner. The tight transfer 180-degree corner creates a loop with only 135mm between main run conveyors. The low-profile lift and locate function raises the pallet off the conveyor and locates it within +/- 0.015 in. DTools online conveyor configurator expedites system design and configuration. Dorner Mfg. Booth N-4936 www.dornerconveyors.com

MagneMover Lite conveyor outperforms conventional belt and chain conveyors for demanding motion requirements, delivering new levels of process optimization and throughput with minimal maintenance. Intelligent, affordable transport system moves light loads quickly and efficiently and changes over quickly. Intelligent motion ensures accurate positioning with no hard stops and supports bi-directional travel, smooth motion and continuous carrier tracking and reporting. Simulation and configuration tools simplify system design and setup. MagneMotion, A Rockwell Automation Company Booth E-8043 www.magnemotion.com

The RE 202 high-speed rotary labeler applies pressure-sensitive or glued outsert labels on oval, shaped or cylindrical containers made of glass, plastic and/or metal. The unit complies with cGMP and can perform printing and inspection tasks as well as labeling. The design accommodates one or two dispensing heads and a range of vial conveyor carousels. The controller and a minimum load photocell at the infeed prevent overloads and keep the flow of products to the scroll constant. Micrometric adjustment provides precise positioning for overprinting. Handwheel with digital readouts adjust the label position on three axes. Marchesini Group USA Booth W-645 www.marchesini.com

ASEPTIC VIAL FILLING New Dara HSL-PP/4 high-speed aseptic filling and closing machine fills injectable liquids and powders into glass or plastic vials. Running up to 200 vials/min. with four heads at each station, the system offers 100% in-process weight control; low maintenance; no-tool, 15-min. changeover; and extreme flexibility. The intermittent-motion, servo-driven machine handles liquid fills from 0.1– 250ml and powder fills from 2–1,500mg. Stainless steel or ceramic rotary piston pumps achieve +/0.5% accuracy; peristaltic pumps achieve +/-1%. Nozzles fill when lowered to the bottom of the containers, half way up or from above. Stoppers can be fully inserted or to lyo-depth, followed by application of aluminum or flip-off caps. NJM, a ProMach product brand Booth W-703 www.njmpackaging.com

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HOT MELT FOR BOXES Hot-melt adhesive formulated for On Demand Packaging® systems improves performance and reduces production costs. Based on metallocene copolymer technology, the hot melt provides out-

standing adhesion, char resistance, clean machining and high/low temperature performance in the most demanding conditions. Other attributes include fast setting and low odor. On-demand box making right-sizes each box, reduces costs and eliminates box inventories. Packsize International Booth E-8705 www.packsize.com

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Torayfan white-pigmented biaxially oriented polypropylene films for snack food packaging are metallized on one side in sealable and non-sealable versions and available in a variety of barrier levels and heat-seal strengths. The white films combine pigment, sealant and barrier in one web so the finished film is a standard two-ply lamination. Toray Plastics (America) Booth N-6275 www.toraytpa.com

The Full Range of Automation Solutions for Packaging When your packaging and processing application demands the highest standards of reliability and cleanliness, Turck provides high IP rated automation solutions to get the job done. From monitoring changeover processes on lines to detection of bottle caps on a filling and capping machine, we offer a rugged solution that stands up to harsh processes. Turck has a wide range of reliable automation products - including sensors, industrial cordsets, distributed I/O products, and RFID to tackle whatever packaging automation challenges you are facing.

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HIGH-SPEED SHRINK SEALER High-speed 90CX-ER shrink sealer applies neck bands at rates up to 500 containers/min. Machine with ultra-heavy-duty central drive system and robust blade assembly handles containers ranging from 3ml pharma vials to 1.75L glass liquor bottles. Sleeve material choices include polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene terephthalate glycol, polylactic acid and oriented polystyrene in gauges as thin as 40 microns (1.5 mils). Sleeve dimensions range from 0.375–2.0 in. (10–50mm) in diameter and 0.625–4 in. (16-102mm) in height. Zero-Downtime spliceon-the-fly feature stages and splices the next film reel while the machine operates at normal speed. Vertical and servo-controlled horizontal perforators may be added. PDC International Booth N-4921 www.pdc-corp.com


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INTELLIGENT DRUM MOTOR PAPER VOID-FILL SYSTEM A paper void-fill system for high-volume operations, the Easypack® Quantum™ XTW machine, combines high productivity with ease-of-use, safety, superior ergonomics and paper-loading ease. The latest addition to the Quantum line produces compressed paper void fill from 29.5-in.-wide bundles of fan-folded, 100%-recycled-content kraft paper. Patent-pending paper bands package bundles and facilitate opening and “daisy chaining” for non-stop operation. The fan-folded material is substantially longer than traditional kraft rolls, which further decreases downtime. An optional magazine holds up to six bundles (500 cubic ft. of void fill). Bladeless machine enhances worker safety, while a height-adjustable telescoping head brings the paper to the operator to maximize comfort and productivity. Pregis Booth N-5136 www.pregis.com

The Intelligent Drum Motor integrates the frequency inverter into the motor junction box, is EtherNet/IP and MODBUS compatible and en-

ables communication with other plant equipment. It also provides conveyor drive data feedback and controls belt speed remotely or directly at the drum motor. With the new electric motor design, the rotor is magnetically self-induced by permanent magnets installed on the rotor body. Lab tests show electrical savings of up to 72% over a standard conventional motor/gearbox conveyor drive. Van der Graaf Booth E-8330 www.vandergraaf.com

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Metal Detection  X-Ray Inspection  Checkweighing  Vision Inspection BAG OR BLANK FEEDER KR725 bag feeder overcomes difficulties associated with moving large, flat bags into printing units, labelers and other equipment. The machine operates at up to 30 bags/min. and is equipped with an automatic stack loading conveyor to provide continuous feeding with only one operator. With an optional elevated stacking mechanism, this unit can feed large corrugated blanks. Inkjet printers and various labelers mount easily on the large surface transport area. Kirk-Rudy Booth S-2778 www.kirkrudy.com

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HOT-AIR SEALER The newly designed Ro-Jet heat sealer replaces the conventional single hot-air tube with a string of small, independent air nozzles that considerably increase hot-air density. The nozzle configuration translates into higher processing speeds (up to 240 ft./min. on 40-micron polyethylene. Thicker films seal at a slightly slower speed. Each independent nozzle is made exclusively out of TOSS Alloy-20®, making temperature control precise and repeatable across all nozzle openings. TOSS Machine Components Booth N-5213 www.tossheatseal.com

When Leading OEMs Look for Agents, Make Sure They Find You. A PMMI Directory of Agents listing brings successful partnerships to you. PMMI members are North America’s leading packaging and processing OEMs and they’re looking for sales agents. Make sure they find you with your free listing in the PMMI Directory of Agents. It’s a key resource for members ready to expand. The Directory saves you time and increases the chance for successful partnerships by matching you with OEMs based on your areas of expertise and their target markets.

MID-RANGE, END-LOAD CARTONER Kliklok MEC mid-range, end-load cartoner features future-proof, sanitary, IP65-classified, washdown-compatible construction, toolless changeover and easy operator access. Rated at 170 cartons/min., the machine handles a wide range of carton sizes for products as small as a 0.75-in.-thick single-serve pizza to a 4-in.-tall cake. Full-length doors permit walk-in access for maintenance and changeovers. Changeover can be accomplished by one operator in 10–12 min. Open-flap detection prevents open or partially open cartons from exiting the machine. Flexible system erects, loads virtually any carton style including standard sleeve, open-end five-crease sleeve, octagonal gusseted and open-corner, gabletop, flip-top and other special shapes. Bosch Packaging Technology Booth S-3514, W-603 www.boschpackaging.com

To learn more and include your free listing in the Directory of Agents, visit pmmi.org/agents. SEMIAUTOMATIC FILLER The lite series for the cosmetic and consumer health industries fills up to 45 parts/min. A personal computer controls the flexible semiautomatic system, which is ready to connect to the Internet of Things. Other features include a customizable conveyor, multi-language human/machine interface and app-based monitoring. A clinical version is available. groninger USA Booth W-931 www.groningerusa.com


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South Building Explore 50,000 square feet of cutting-edge digital printing and labeling technologies from 60+ exhibitors. You’ll find solutions for customization, including variable data, short-run and on-demand jobs.

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HIGH-VOLUME CAPSULE FILLER Continuous-motion Planeta 100 capsule filler addresses medium to high production volumes with speeds up to 100,000 capsules/hr. The machine fills powders, pellets, micro-tablets, tablets, liquids and capsule-in-capsule formats. Modular design features two removable dosing stations, which can accommodate different dispensing units. The Planeta 100 machine is available with automatic statistical in-process control integrated into the machine, 100% NETT weight-control system or the 100% Multinet weight-control system, which monitors and controls each component in a capsule—a useful feature for combination products. MG America Booth W-669 www.mgamerica.com

A settling, singulation and orientation conveyor relies on gentle vibration to settle pet food and variable frequency drives to control speeds. Orientation and singulation then occur at 180–200 parts/ min. Vibration separates individual pieces for single filing prior to a right-angle transfer that feeds a wrapper. The product orientation is narrow-edge leading when it becomes single lane. It’s then transferred at a right angle to wide-side leading. A simple, non-powered, right angle changes orientation at high speeds. An elementary, cost-effective pitched transfer plate ensures a smooth transition. Multi-Conveyor Booth S-3308 www.multi-conveyor.com

North Building Look for exciting advances in bio-based materials, on-the-go convenience packaging and much more—including the inspiring Showcase of Packaging Innovations®.

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SUSTAINABLE FOOD PACKAGING

South Building Specialized equipment and integrated systems for your candy, confectionery and gum production lines.

COMPACT SACHET MACHINE INV Pack MVA3 vertical/form/fill/seal machine fills single doses of granular, liquid, paste, powder or solid products and can do dual fills, e.g., cereal and powdered milk or soup base with dehydrated vegetables. Forming, filling and sealing up to four sachets/cycle, the machine operates at up

Bio Natura products from Asia Pulp & Paper’s foopak line have been recognized by the Business Intelligence Group as the 2018 Sustainability Product of the Year. The food-grade folding boxboards are certified 100%-compostable and recyclable. Applications include fast food and takeaway containers and hot beverage cups. The product line also includes greaseproof papers, boards and bakery liners. Charta Global Booth N-5360 www.chartaglobal.com

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Pic-N-Place Soft Placement Tandem Case Packer The industry standard for reliable operation, quick change-over and versatile product range.

Evolution III high-resolution inkjet prints alphanumeric characters up to 1-in.-high as well as barcodes and graphics up to 2 in. with 300 dot/in. resolution. Print area measures 2—24 in. high by 24 in. in length. Printer handles line speeds up to 200 ft./min. A 7-in. color touchscreen controller and software can control up to eight printheads, four on each side of the line. System offers four type styles in six character sizes, as well as the 12 most popular barcode symbologies. Digital Design Booth N-5120 www.evolutioninkjet.com

TABLETING ROBOT

The Model 949 Pic-N-Place tandem case packer picks the product from the infeed conveyor and gently places it into the bottom of the empty case - the perfect solution for both partitioned and partitionless case packing. Designed for 24/7 production and built to last for decades.

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Continuous-Motion Case Sealer

High speed, consistent case sealing using glue or tape. Using a hot melt glue system or optional tape dispensing unit, the Model 199 continuous-motion sealer is ideal for sealing of primed flap and re-shipper cases at speeds of 50-75 cases per minute.

WELD ULTRASONICALLY Electrical Motion ultrasonic welding machine represents a move away from traditional pneumatic press systems to electrically driven machines. Available in 20- and 35-kiloHertz frequencies, the Electrical Motion welding system offers

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Killian Styl’One Evolution single-stroke press for laboratory applications can help develop formulations, support scale-up tests, optimize processes and troubleshoot errors. To simulate high-speed presses, compression cycles are 60% faster and maximum compression force has been increased to 50 kiloNewtons. Compression force profiles for all standard rotary presses can be determined at full power. ANALIS, the intelligent PAT software, calculates all relevant tableting parameters based on compression force or displacement-controlled cycles. System produces monolayer, multilayer or core tablets at rates of up to 1,750 tablets/hr. Romaco Group Booth W-615 www.romaco.com

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eight welding modes with adjustable force, distance and time. Weld cycles can be shorter too since the starting location can be programmed at any point instead of having to return to a home position. The system records and stores parameter changes and performance metrics to provide a non-erasable audit trail. Subdividing the welding process into as many as 10 steps offers better control. Tooling for existing Dynamic 3000 Series machines is compatible with Electrical Motion machines. Rinco Ultrasonics USA Booth S-1666 www.rinco-usa.com


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PRODUCTS 18-HEAD FILLER U.S. construction significantly reduces the cost and lead time for the 18-head Exacta filler. U.S.built machine includes all standard features. Atlanta office also hosts factory acceptance tests and fill tests. Ronchi America Booth E-8514 www.ronchiamerica.com

ROLL-FED LABELERS

We’re here to simplify your Food Safety challenges. HF Drawer Magnet Gravity Free-Fall Magnetic Separation In Enclosed Flow Lines.

quickTRON™ 07RH Gravity Free-Fall Style Metal Separator Detects All Metal Whether Loose or Encapsulated without Process Interruption.

NUHI Cartridge Magnet Strongest InInThe “Strongest TheIndustry Industry” Economical Protection Against Ferrous Contamination.

NEXT-GEN BARCODE READING With patent-pending High Dynamic Range Plus (HDR+) imaging, the DataMan® 470 series fixedmount barcode readers enhance the image quality of 1D and 2D codes, provide greater coverage and operate faster than conventional readers. The units also read low-contrast and ultra-small codes not visible to other readers and cover larger inspection areas with fewer cameras. An expandable technology platform with multi-core processing power, advanced decoding algorithms and modular configuration options boosts speed and flexibility. Explorer™ real-time monitoring analyzes barcode quality metrics to optimize production processes; while DataMan setup tool expedites installation. Cognex Booth S-3914 www.cognex.com

meTRON™ 07 CI with Conveyor The combination of our Metal Detector Conveyor and MeTron™ C Metal Detection provides our customer’s peace of mind with superior metal detection. Now Available with Optional Triple Frequency Controls

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Multiple rollLAN roll-fed inline hot-melt labelers are en route to one of Thailand’s largest dairies. A servo-controlled label turret picks and applies a variety of pre-cut label sizes at up to 200 containers/min. A quick-change label box and menu-driven controls simplify setup and operation. Applications include foods and beverages in rigid containers as well as paint and chemical aerosols. Langguth America Booth S-4122 www.langguth-america.com

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VERTICAL/FORM/FILL/SEAL Velteko Model HSV280 Series of vertical/form/ fill/seal machines outputs up to 200 bags/min. Versatile system produces dozens of bag styles with changeover times ranging from 5–45 min.

Maximum bag volume measures 5L. Model choices include intermittent motion, continuous motion and duplex. Streamline™ ultrasonic sealing technology fuses longitudinal edges and quad-seal edges and is particularly well-suited for applications involving fragile products or large pieces. AlliedFlex Technologies Booth S-2267 www.alliedflex.com

INTELLIGENT X-RAY Newly developed Raycon D+ x-ray product inspection system with intelligent power management software improves detection accuracy, application flexibility and ease of operation. The system not only surpasses the specifications of internationally applicable standards such as IFS and BRC by up to 400%, but also limits false positives and negatives to less than 0.01%. Unit reliably detects a variety of contaminants (metals, glass, stones, ceramics, plastics) as well as defects such as broken or missing products. Sesotec Booth N-4912 www.sesotec.us

THE BEST DESERVES THE BEST Since 1992, Marchesini Group USA has been one of the leading companies supplying the most technologically advanced packaging solutions to the North American pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. CLAMPING LEVERS Tapped type and threaded stud versions of GN 927 clamping levers with eccentrical cam rapidly clamp and release. A version with an adjustable bearing plate allows for the distance between the eccentrical cam and the contact surface to be adjusted via a fine-threaded, knurled nut. This permits the maximum clamping force to be set by a simple adjustment. It also allows the selection of a preferred lever position in relation to the clamping lever pin. Available in black, orange, red or silver, the zinc die-cast lever is plastic-coated with an abrasion-proof epoxy resin finish, while zinc-plated steel components feature a blue passivated finish. JW Winco Booth E-7341 www.jwwinco.com

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BLISTER PACKAGING The KBS-PL form/fill/seal machine for face seal blister and trapped blister packages features a forming area of 250 x 500mm and a card sealing area of 238 x 580mm. A pneumatic sealing station increases speed to 20 cycles/min. (more than 200 packages/min.). Pneumatic clamping systems on the forming and sealing tools along with lateral tool insertion/removal help cut changeover time to less than 15 min. Integrating a KRH-D delta robot further automates the product pick-and-place operation. Other options include a blister grouping module and an end-of line packaging system. KOCH Packaging Systems Booth S-1769 www.kochpackaging.com

Ishida DACS checkweigher/CEIAÂŽ metal detector combination occupies less floor space than separate machines. A common reject station separates weight from contamination flaws. Checkweigher verifies weight, product count and component presence. Available in non-washdown and washdown (IP69) versions, checkweigher offers quick-release infeed and weigh conveyors. CEIA MS21 multi-spectrum metal detector uses multiple frequencies simultaneously and continuously to maximize sensitivity while minimizing product effect errors. Metal detectors self-calibrate. Heat and Control Booth N-5904, N-5910 www.heatandcontrol.com

FlexJet DOD (drop-on-demand) personalization systems variably print flat objects such as cartons, plastic cards, lottery tickets and envelopes at a resolution of 600 dots/in. Demo handling flat cartons displays an HSF 12 friction feeder; label applicator; inkjet printing serialized codes, numbers and symbols; ultraviolet lamp and camera verification system operating at up to 4,200 in./min. Systems also can include conveyor infeed, reject, shingling exit conveyor, magnetic strip encoding and collation systems. Pineberry Manufacturing Booth S-1432 www.pineberryinc.com

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CLEAR RPET TRAYS The clear Elite tray for meat and fish contains up to 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate and is 100% recyclable at the end of its service life, allowing it to go back into the recycle stream to become another product. Klรถckner Pentaplast Booth N-5225, W-864 www.kpfilms.com

Turnkey system for filling containers consists of a PrimoCombi multihead weigher integrated with an unscrambling table, container indexer and accumulation table. Customizable to fit multiple container heights, shapes and sizes, the system includes toolless changeover, production reporting and online support. Applications include fruits, vegetables, confections, snack foods, baked goods, powders, spices, coffee, candy, hardware, pharmaceuticals and medicinals. WeighPack Systems Booth N-4706 www.weighpack.com

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Self-diagnosing system on Sentient labeler advises when parts need changing or servicing and allows ordering directly from the machine via built-in 3D drawings that scale down to the specific part number. Powerful Windows IoT-based control screen displays daily, weekly and monthly preventative maintenance schedules and reminders and an extensive problem-solving video library. SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) software provides real-time overall equipment effectiveness and performance reporting. The push of a button calls live video tech support. Nita Labeling Equipment Booth S-3974 www.nitalabeling.com

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FUNCTIONAL PAPERS

Packsize will showcase a system for today’s production packaging needs, while meeting global trends for smart manufacturing. This system combines intelligent automation with robust machine speed, driven by PackNet® software technology, to reliably produce right-sized boxes on a mass scale. Learn why leading manufacturers get Packsized by visiting booth E-8705. ®

801-944-4814 info@packsize.com www.packsize.com

IP68-RATED PROXIMITY SENSOR Inductive proximity sensors count objects, detect position and monitor speed. Applications include noncontact detection of a metal target for an end effector, a foil seal on a cap or metal cans on a conveyor. IP68-rated uprox+ line of inductive proximity sensors stand up to harsh chemical washdown environments. Turck Booth N-5753 www.turck.com

Functional papers offer features such as grease resistance and heat sealability. The line includes mineral oil barrier and heat-sealing functions in coated Algro Guard M and uncoated Leine Guard M papers for food industry applications, particularly packaging for dry and fatty foods. For multi- or single-wall bag applications, LusterPrint paper combines high-end printability and grease resistance across a variety of end uses including pet food, popcorn, coffee and bakery products. Sappi Booth S-4233 www.sappi.com

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Wide Trak spiral conveyors handle loads, big and small, with 30- or 36-in.-wide slats. The spiral offers load-carrying capacity of up to 75 lb./linear ft., double the capacity of the company’s standard spirals, and can provide an elevation change of up to 50 ft. with one drive. The proprietary slat belt enables a low rolling friction operation without sliding movements or wear strips. This enables the spirals to start and stop fully loaded and run at speeds up to 200 ft./min. Configuration options can position entry and exit points at several intermediate elevations. Ryson International Booth N-4915 www.ryson.com

RAM REJECTOR TapTone HD Ram pneumatic rejector reliably rejects up to 2,000 containers/min. Available with a fixed stroke of 0.5, 1 or 3 in. (12, 25 or 76mm), the conveyor- or floor-mounted rejector is actuated by a 24-volt pulse from any TapTone or third-party inspection system. The HD Ram rejector is the first in a line featuring an oil-free cylinder design and NEMA 4X IP65 rating for high-pressure washdown. Designed for tight spaces, the unit features a heavier base plate and cover to reduce vibration and soundproofing for quieter operation. A non-rotating cylinder provides longer life and higher cycle counts without lubrication. Teledyne TapTone Booth S-4126 www.taptone.com


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NetJet Inkjet System

KR555 Labeling System BOOTH S-2778

COBOT VACUUM TOOL Collaborative robot vacuum tool (CRVT) addresses the versatile nature of collaborative robots. Highly configurable, yet simple and easy to install, the CRVT comes standard with the venturi vacuum pump, valve, vacuum switch, muffler and cups integrated into a single easy-touse end effector. Bimba Manufacturing Booth S-2772 www.bimba.com

HIGH-EFFICIENCY DRIVES Hub City™ HERA® drives are the 21st century replacement for industrial worm-gear drives, providing 90% efficiency in all ratios to cut energy consumption up to 40%. Torque-dense with double the capacity of worm drives, HERA drives reduce motor size requirements, as well as the physical size of the drive package. Units come with a three-year warranty. Regal Beloit Booth E-8303 www.regalbeloit.com

KR725 Bag Feeder

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COMBINATION WEIGHER Dataweigh Omega combination weigher improves productivity with up to 200 weighs/min. Auto-tuning simplifies operation while hygienic design minimizes downtime for cleaning. Feedback control of feeders reduces power consumption up to 60%.

ROBOTIC CARTONING Unlike traditional cartoners where a mandrel presses a sheet down to form the carton, the Tri-Seal topload cartoner places a sheet between the former and vacuum belt so the former acts as the mandrel. The 100% control of the sheet results in more precise operation and higher quality cartons. One or two delta robots accurately fill at higher speeds (up to 120 cycles/min.) and with less downtime. End-of-arm tooling, buckets and containers can be changed to handle flow-wrapped, bagged or thermoformed packages. PMI Kyoto Booth S-2048 www.pmikyoto.com

All electrical enclosures on pressure-sensitive labelers from Universal Labeling Systems are certified by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) to the UL508A standard and bear the UL mark. Several models with the UL mark are on display including the CP1000 multipurpose labeling system, the R310 labeler for short-run labeling and the stepper-driven, highspeed UPA IIe All Electric printer/applicator. The made-to-order labelers and printer/applicators are sold and supported through a worldwide network of authorized distributors. Universal Labeling Systems Booth N-5536 www.universal1.com www.tnasolutions.com

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PRODUCTS TRAYFORMER, TRAYSEALER The T-System trayformer integrates trayforming with a flighted conveyor and a sealer or closer. The machine forms corner-glue, corner-lock or simplex style locking trays with a hinged cover. A

belt conveyor moves trays for loading and hot-melt sealing at rates up to 25 trays/min. The standard size range for the system spans 4 x 3 x 1 in. (102 x 76 x 25mm) to 9 x 7 x 3 in. (229 x 178 x 76mm). Econocorp Booth S-1502 www.econocorp.com

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DUCKMOUTH SITS CROSSWAYS A 90-degree rotation of the patented double duckmouth boosts the efficiency of the timing hopper and optimizes the transfer process between weigher and tubular bag machine. With speeds up to 25% faster, the transverse double duckmouth multihead weighers weigh 200g weighments at rates up to 200/min. Because the double duckmouth is at a different angle to the weigher, the timing hopper can continue immediately after dumping product, thereby emptying the second chamber more quickly. Lightweight construction means quieter operation. For sticky products, 3D laser-sintered, meshed titanium flaps minimize the contact surface between the product and flaps. Multipond Booth S-2882 www.multipond.com

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NEXT-GEN COBOTS UR3e, UR5e and UR10e robot arms from the e-Series of collaborative robots (cobots) offer fast setup, easy programming, flexible deployment, safe operation and quick return on investment. Programming requires only a few clicks on a lightweight, wide-screen teach pendant. An externally accessible system bus implements more complex motion-control algorithms or profiles, such as advanced machine vision applications. In addition, the user interface programs stopping time and stopping distance for protective stops. This feature, reportedly not available on other cobots, minimizes the complexity and uncertainty involved in performing pre-deployment risk assessments. Four additional digital inputs with an associated interface support conveyor tracking. A new wrist-joint-tool communication interface slashes integration time and the hassle associated with routing cables between the end effector and control cabinet. Joints are field-replaceable in less than 6 min. Universal Robots USA Booth E-7941 www.universal-robots.com SD


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(l-r) Bob Duren, Denis Zulfic, Rafael Imberg, Claus Ohlmeyer, Markus Lackmann and Sam Duran are with Haver & Boecker USA (Booth N-6145), a leading manufacturer of processing, storage, mixing, packing, filling, palletizing and loading systems.

groninger USA (Booth W-931) specializes on filling, closing and handling machines for liquid pharmaceuticals.

Kevin Roach, president and CEO of Harpack-ULMA Packaging (Booth S-3730), announces it has joined the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program as an OEM Machine Builder.

The Attendee Solutions Center (Booth N-4552) can help plan your show itinerary.

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We specialize in simple, durable, cost efficient and innovative automation solutions

Hosted by SNAC International and sponsored by Dorner Mfg. (Booth N-5945), JLS Automation Booth (N-5342) and Soft Robotics (Booth E-7207), the Snack Break Lounge (Booth N-4565) provides snack industry professionals with a place to network with industry experts.

Friction Feeders | Shuttle Feeders | Serialization | Pick & Place | Denesters Printing & Labeling | Verification | Order Fulfillment | Integration | Custom Automation

info@pineberryinc.com • www.pineberryinc.com • 1-844-746-3634

Visit Mettler-Toledo Safeline (Booth S-1735) to see the latest metal detectors and x-ray inspection equipment.

Rockwell Automation (Booth N-5701) Partner Locator.

Attendees are checking out the labeling systems at Universal Labeling Systems (Booth N-5536).


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FAST. RUGGED. RELIABLE. ACCURATE.

See Us in Booth #E-7110 Lake Side Hall!

PACK EXPO is about conversations and learning. Be a part of it.

Combination Weighers Checkweighers Depositors

Semi-Automatic Weighers Digital Scales Mechanical Scales

YamatoAmericas.com (262) 236-0000

INNOVATIVE SUSTAINABLE FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS Having fun at Soft Robotics (Booth E-7207).

PE re-closable barrier peelable films for the sealing of PE trays. Open and close up to 10 times after the first opening. No waste of product.

Looking for a supplier of machinery and systems for production and converting of flexible packaging? Stop by Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Booth E-7743) and view the Mata Sims equipment.

ITALIAN TECHNOLOGY

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866 Booth N-4 Materials Pavillon s& Container ll North Ha USA Inc.

Learn about Metsa Board Americas’ (Booth N-4861) package lab, sharing innovation and inspiration in package design.

ITP USA Inc. 30 Chapin Rd., Suite 1205, Pine Brook, NJ 07058 www.itpusa.us


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Don’t forget to get your Show Daily every morning as you enter the Grand Concourse.

Visit Schubert North America (Booth E-8730) for an introduction to our technology solutions.

Visitors to Festo (Booth N-5147) try out augmented reality glasses, which feed computer-aided data directly into the wearer’s field of vision.

(l-r) Igor Shurygin from Eurocasing talks packaging solutions with Claudio Amari at ITP USA (Booth N-4866). ITP extrudes polyethylene films with blown technology for food and beverage applications as well as hygiene and surface protection.

“THE POWER OF PERFORMANCE”

WORLD CLASS ROBOTIC PACKAGING SOLUTIONS PROPACK IS AN INDUSTRY SPECIALIST IN ROBOTICS INCLUDING OUR SIGNATURE LINE OF SUPERIOR ENGINEERED LJ-SERIES HIGH SPEED, PRODUCT COLLATION AND LOADING SYSTEMS

Stop by Rockwell Automation (Booth N-5701) to learn how your company can be more productive with industrial automation solutions.

PROPACK SOLUTIONS DELIVER

• Easy operation via simple operator interface • Increased uptime • Quick, repeatable size changeovers • Customized integration for your production environment • Flexible design accommodates various package sizes • Turnkey packaging solutions from one supplier

PROPACK WILL PROVIDE A PROVEN SOLUTION WITH UNMATCHED RESULTS!

PROUDLY CANADIAN

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Universal Robots USA (Booth E-7941) demos its cobot.


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If you’re looking for contaminant detection and quality inspection equipment, talk to the staff at Anritsu (Booth E-7912).

BOOTH N-5543

Plastic Packaging Technologies (Booth E-7355) opt for pants that reflect the colorful nature of thier flexible packaging materials.

1959. Cans become self-opening, changing the world of packaging. 2018. Cans become re-sealable, changing the world of packaging forever.

Introducing ® CanReseal.

JW Winco (Booth E-7341), a leading source for metric and inch standard parts, is open for business at PACK EXPO.

With CanReseal,® consumers can expect added value, longer use, and more out of their cans with CanReseal ® ’s patented re-sealing technology.

Learn more at Canovation.com. Visit us at Booth E-6953 at PACK EXPO in Chicago on Oct. 14-17.

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(l-r) John Lane and Patrick Tharp of Packaging Systems of Indiana, as well as Bob Parsons of PSI (r), discuss options in semi and fully automatic case equipment with Danny Griffith (m) from WestRock (Booth S-2122).

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High school robotics teams from around the country show their creations at the Future Innovators Robotics Showcase (Booth E-6620).

COME VISIT US AT BOOTH N-6106 PACK EXPO opened with the sounds of brilliant bagpipes and drums, performed by the members of the Emerald Society, Chicago Police Department.

New Inline Electric Cuber

Stop by and see (l-r) Austin Hart, Jeremy Sanders and Tyler Brown at United Food & Beverage (Booth E-8006) about quality used equipment for the food and beverage industry.

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Innovative inline design with smaller footprint Wire breakage detection Electric servo actuators maximize production Quick change harps with external tensioning Easy cleaning with removable sections Urethane belts for better hygiene Excellent product containment

NEW on the Show Floor! Pack Expo International 2018

Booth #7103

Most Hygienic - Maximum Production - Best Cut Quality

(l-r) Caroline Abromavage, Beth Murray, Meredith Newman, Heather Harvey andJoyce Su help staff the PMMI Booth (Booth N-4550).


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Christina Ducey and Steve Mason with Fortress Technology (Booth S-2169) study the multi aperture metal detector.

MULTIPOND Weighing Technology and multihead weighing systems stand for maximum accuracy, performance and reliability.

MEET US –

AT PACK EXPO 2018 Located in the South Hall - Booth #2882

www.multipond.com

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE!

Spending quality time talking to attendees, Jim Willimans at Kirk-Rudy (Booth S-2778) talks to Guillermo Cadena Amaro.

HD RAM Rejector HD RAM

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE!

Rejector

TapTone Heavy Duty (HD) pneumatic ram rejectors provide reliable rejection of up to 2000 containers per Duty minute are available TapTone Heavy (HD)and pneumatic ram rejectors provide reliable rejection of up with a fixed stroke length of 0.5 in, 1.0 in toor 3 2000 containers per minute and are available in (1.2 cm, 2.5 cm or 7.6 cm). The HD Ram Rejector is the with of a fixed strokefeaturing length of an 0.5 oil in, 1.0 or 3 first in a new line rejectors freeincylinder in (1.2 cm, 2.5 cm or 7.6 cm). The HD Ram Rejector is the design with a NEMA 4X IP65 environmental rating. Designed first in a new line of rejectors featuring an oil free cylinder for tight production spaces, the HD Ram Rejector conveniently design with a NEMA 4X IP65 environmental rating. Designed adapts to reject cans, spaces, glass and large jugs. for tight production the HD Ram Rejector conveniently Karl Chambers reviews the features of their automated packaging system at Ohlson Packaging (Booth S-2147).

adapts to reject cans, glass and large jugs.

See Us at Pack Expo 2018 See Us at Pack Expo 2018 Booth S-4126 Booth S-4126

www.TapTone.com www.TapTone.com At Pineberry Manufacturing (Booth S-1432), Dan LaForce, Chris Pereira Pineberry and Marc Sumner-Smith are all smiles as they wait to talk to you about automated system solutions.

+1 508.563.1000

+1 508.563.1000


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The ProMach Pharma Business Line (NJM & WLS) (Booth S-3538) staff welcomes you to PACK EXPO. Stop by and say hello!

Talk to Marchant Schmidt (Booth E-7103) about washing, sanitizing and achieving maximum production.

40 CELEBRATING MASSMAN AUTOMATION DESIGNS

1978 - 2018

YEARS

IN BUSINESS

STOP BY FOR A SNEEK PEEK OF THE NEXT GENERATION POUCH LINE

(l-r) Chris Carrero of Auspack and Lindy Hughson of PKN Packaging News talk to Michael Moran of APPMA (Booth N-4510) - Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Assn.

S O LU T I O N S TO F I T YO U R E V E RY N E E D • CASE PACKING • PALLETIZING • FLEXIBLE POUCH PACKAGING • ROBOTICS • CASE ERECTING l SEALING • CARTONING • LIQUID FILLING

BOOTH S-2847

• DRUM HANDLING • SHRINK BUNDLING • SHRINK WRAPPING • MICROWAVE POPCORN PACKAGING • PRODUCT PLACING • TIMING GATES

BOOTH S-2847

• PLEATED FILTER EQUIPMENT • TYING EQUIPMENT • CUSTOM SOLUTIONS • SYSTEM INTEGRATION

BOOTH S-2847

BOOTH S-2966

The gang’s all here with easy solutions for everyday applications. Stop by Lenze Americas (Booth N-5740) to learn more about motion-centric automation.


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www.universal-robots.com At Morrison Container Handling Solutions (Booth N-4906), Peter Oliff (left) from Descon explores with Garrett Sudicky how solutions work.

Add us to your PACK EXPO show planner!

urrobots.com/packexpo18 Can’t wait? Get a demo! urrobots.com/packdemo

High mix? Seasonal variations? No problem! Cost-effective, redeployable and user-friendly cobots from Universal Robots can easily adapt to new products, seasonal variations and high mix/low-volume production. Programming is fast and easy - even with no prior automation experience.

TOSS Machine Components (Booth N-5213) brings the optimum sealing system to attendees.

At Triple/S Dynamics (Booth N-4948), (l-r) Ferdinand Schon, Tim Talberg and Robert Bailey display their Slipstick Conveyor for material handling solutions.

At WeighPack Systems (Booth N-4706), part of the Paxiom Group (Booth N-4706), Schana Villanova enjoys a refreshing mimosa.


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Lost? Have a question? Stop by the information booth in the Grand Concourse for help.

Get Your Head in the Game! Join the next generation of packaging and processing leaders at a free networking reception hosted by PMMI’s Emerging Leaders Network.

The team from Klockner Pentaplast (Booth N-5225) will answer your questions about how their rigid plastic films will work with your product.

Monday, Oct. 15 7:30-10:30 p.m. The Game Room Chicago Athletic Association Hotel 12 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60603

(l-r) Wayne Goldberg, Alfonso Posada, Rick Lopez and Cory Chebator with Econocorp (Booth S-1502) are prepared to explain Econoseal packaging machinery.

The reception will immediately follow PACK gives BACK™ featuring comedian Sebastian Maniscalco. Complimentary transportation between McCormick Place and The Game Room is available.

Register at pmmi.org/emergingleaders For an industrial high resolution ink jet printer with up to 32 heads from a single controller, visit Digital Design (Booth N-5120).


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Stop by Barry-Wehmiller (Booth S-2100) and you’ll find the team in white - ready to help!

The team at Hapa, a subsidiary of Coesia (Booth S-2501), are ready to discuss their on-demand and late-stage-customization printing solutions.

(l-r) Randy Winslow, Juan Hernandez, David O’Keefe, Jeff Meyer, Klaus Pekruhl, Dieter Vogelsang and Thorsten Langguth of Langguth America (Booth S-4122) are here to help you with high efficiency primary package labelers.

Representing Australia's leading packaging and processing machinery and allied components companies

PROUD SPONSORS OF THE 2018 AMAZING PACKAGING RACE COME AND VISIT THE APPMA IN THE ASSOCIATION PARTNER PAVILION ON STAND N-4510

(l-r) Rob Sauro and Jason Green of Stoner, listen to Antonio Falcone of Nita Labeling (Booth S-3974) describe how his equipment solves your labeling needs.


innovation

From processing to packaging, we’ll show you the way Products with unique needs require carefully-engineered solutions, not a limited menu of options. That’s why MG America brings unrivaled expertise in processing and packaging machinery to help custom-craft a solution that is perfect for your individual product needs. Put your vision in our hands...and start seeing things in a whole new way.

Capsule Filling

Tabletting

Secondary Packaging

Booth #W-669

Vision Inspection

Capsule Check Weighing

Mixing

Liquid & Powder Filling

Primary Packaging

Complete Line Integration

Fairfield, New Jersey 973-808-8185 • 866-962-3090 mgamerica.com

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The PACK EXPO Show Daily gives you a complete run-down of product demos, education sessions and other events happening each day of the show...

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