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Packaging & materials handling

AC replaces DC drive technology to cut energy costs for recycling plant (05/04/2013)
Article image Maintenance costs have been reduced at a plastic recycling plant through the replacement of the DC drive on the compounder with a variable speed AC system.
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Drive technology increases lamination productivity (05/04/2013)
Article image With competitors’ laminating machines running at line speeds of 20 to 25 m/min, a new design capable of 120 or even 180 m/min offers a clear productivity advantage for Autobond Ltd.
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Roll grinding made easy with Ethernet (26/03/2013)
Article image A control system is helping machine-tool expert Halifax Numerical Controls (HNC) to achieve success in the competitive market for roll grinders for rubber-coated rollers.
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Precision control from variable speed drives 10/07/2012
Variable speed drives supplied by Control Techniques have been chosen for use on drying and coating lines supplied by Phoenix Dryers. Full Story...

Achieving 100% error-free quality control 10/01/2012
Pharmaceutical company, Boehringer Ingelheim currently produces around 120 million blister packs of prescription-only drugs every year. Its products are designed to reduce blood pressure, treat patients experiencing shortness of breath, and treat thrombosis. Full Story...

Mobile SCADA increases staff efficiency in logistics operation by 15% and cuts support call costs by 60% 21/11/2011
SCHAD, the developer of the EXTEND7000 mobile SCADA system has implemented a mobile solution for BAUR, a German multichannel retailer. Full Story...

Drives make headway in the packaging industry 18/08/2011
The profit margins associated with the implementation of electric drives will see them experience widespread acceptance in the European packaging industry over the next seven years, according to recent analysis from Frost & Sullivan. Full Story...

Drives and controls upgrade for Saica Packaging 19/07/2011
The UK operation of Saica Packaging has succeeded in increasing its productivity levels following a drives and controls upgrade by Optima Control Solutions (OCS) on a corrugating line at its Edinburgh plant. Full Story...

Integrated motors in packaging equipment on the rise 10/05/2011
A recent study from IMS Research indicates that integrated motor sales into the packaging industry are forecast to continue growing following a 48.8% growth in 2010. Full Story...

Machinery safety for packaging machines 14/03/2011
Following renewed risk assessments that led to an updated machine safety design concept for a servo-driven film wrapping machine, BVM Brunner now has the flexibility to meet a variety of customer requirements while ensuring the safety of machine operators. Full Story...

Huge energy savings realised on Coca-Cola bottling line 04/03/2011
While retrofitting a transportation system, Vienna-based Coca-Cola Hellenic Austria used a mechatronic drive which has allowed for a 75% energy saving, which is equivalent to an annual reduction of 41 tons of CO2. Full Story...