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PMMI talks robotics, traceability and retail-ready innovation at interpack

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Reston, Va.-based Packaging Machinery Manufacturer’s Institute (PMMI) used its presence at interpack to address the top trends and challenges impacting the North American manufacturing sector. Kicking off the week-long tradeshow May 8-14 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies discussed topics including reduced dependence on foreign oil, “Made in the USA” products, robotics, innovations in traceability technologies and retail-ready packaging at its press conference.


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Supplier’s Marketplace: October 2013

Read about the latest releases from Paul N. Gardner Co., GEA Heat Exchangers GmbH, Telogis Inc. and many more.
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Admix introduced Rotosolver II, an energy-saving high-shear mixer. This next-generation equipment is designed to offer a 30 percent reduction in energy consumption and a 10 percent improvement on dispersion when compared with the original model, the company says.


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Robots learn to build efficiency

Robotics sales on the rise as more companies realize their benefits
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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Just like Rosie the robot maid from the 1960s cartoon “The Jetsons” helped the Jetson family with the housework and sometimes the parenting to ease the pressures of home life, robots in the beverage industry are helping to make industrial life a bit easier.


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Putting robots to work

Robotic systems provide automated solutions for beverage-makers
By Stephanie Cernivec
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In 1977, George Lucas introduced robots R2-D2 and C-3PO to the world in “Star Wars.” 


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Investing in a well-packed future

Case packers and wrappers address industry demands
By Jessica Jacobsen
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According to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), companies continue to make capital investments in packaging machinery. Shipments for packaging machinery in the United States increased 12 percent in 2010 compared to 2009, bringing shipment totals to $5.5 billion versus $4.9 billion the prior year, according to a PMMI report released in November.
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Robotic equipment forges a new future

Automation provides reliable, flexible machinery
By Jennifer Zegler
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The concept of robotic aids have gone beyond Rosie the maid in the cartoon series “The Jetsons” and been embraced by modern households in everyday solutions, such as the Roomba brand of automated vacuums. For beverage-makers and distributors, robotic solutions have come to embody reliable, flexible and safer options for their operations. Within the industry, installation of robotic equipment continues to grow with new applications for manufacturing and distribution, experts say.
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Fitting in with the demands of the line

High speeds, lighter packages challenge palletizing equipment
By Jennifer Zegler
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Cause and effect situations are prevalent on product lines in beverage manufacturing plants. Just as a jam upstream can cause proliferation of product downstream, palletizing equipment has been affected by industry trends toward higher line speeds and lighter packages, which has influenced new advancements.


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Advanced robotic performance meets demands

By Elizabeth Fuhrman
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Robotic equipment has become more popular due to advancements in performance, flexibility, speed, ease-of-use, low maintenance and costs.
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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

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