Posts Tagged ‘#PACKEXPO’

Improving Machine Reliability and OEE with IIoT Analytics at the Device Level

Posted in Discrete and Industrial, Fluid and Motion Control on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Enrico De Carolis, Vice President of Global Technology, Fluid & Motion Control at Emerson It’s a startling fact: a typical packaging line’s overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is about 45-55 percent, meaning that only about half of its planned production time is truly productive. And packaging lines with lower OEE experience increased stops, excess scrappage […]

Advantages of Ultrasonic Welding for Packaging Applications

Posted in Food & Beverage, Packaging on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017. No comments yet
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Today on the final day of PACK EXPO 2017, Emerson’s Mike Mediana presented on the topic, Migrating from Traditional Package Sealing Technologies to Ultrasonics in Flexible Packaging Applications. Mike’s presentation focused on how consumer preference is driving the increasing demands for flexible packaging in the medical, consumer product, and food and beverage industries. He shared […]

Connectivity from Wireless Transmitters to Controllers via EthernetIP

Posted in Flow, Packaging, Wireless on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017. One comment so far
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For manufacturers in the discrete and hybrid manufacturing industries, packaging is an important part of their processes. For reliable and flexible operations connecting the information from the various packaging lines is important. Sensors with online diagnostics play a key role and wireless sensors has enabled easier availability to measurements to increase reliability and operational performance. […]

Packaging Machine Operations with Zoned Safety

Posted in Food & Beverage, Packaging on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017. No comments yet
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At the PACK EXPO conference, Emerson’s Enrico De Carolis described the challenges packaging lines face in maintaining safety to keep operational personnel out of harm’s way and be compliant with stringent machine safety regulations. Despite ongoing pressure to reduce total incident rate (TIR), data from a 2016 report by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]

Avoiding Contamination in Packaging Lines

Posted in Food & Beverage, Packaging on Monday, September 25th, 2017. No comments yet
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Having spent my career to date on the process manufacturing side of automation, it’s great to be at PACK EXPO, a conference for people involved in packaging products. A stroll down a supermarket aisle, electronics retailer or other consumer business shows how varied this packaging can be. The exhibition hall floor is filled with automated […]