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Packaging Digest, April 2013

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46 NEW TECHNOLOGY // APRIL 2013 www.PackagingDigest.com new productsequipment Integrated motion control The new SmartServo line of products is a fully Enclosure washdown developed motion control extension of OCS, and connect with OCS over CANopen, with all confguration, programming, tuning and real-time commands routed over the network. The line features high-speed performance, and offers more than twice the processing speeds to boost system performance, the company says. It enhances real-time information for improved productivity and is suitable for applications such as sorting, flling, labelling, packaging, blending and batching. It works with all servo motor types including Brushless DC and DC Brush motors, and supports several feedback methods, including encoder and resolver. This new enclosed washdown system is an internal product for non-product contact areas of the fller. The machine sanitizes everything inside the guarding, including the inside of the guarding walls, with the exception of sensitive capper areas. The sanitizer runs down the inside of the enclosure and fows to the base of the fller where it is captured and sent to the drain, making it simple to clean enclosures at the touch of a button. A similar system for the capper and changeparts Horner Automation Group, 371-916-4274, www.heapg.com Great ideas become great products. Great products deserve great packaging. xpedx is packaging expertise® DESIGN | ENGINEERING | MATERIALS | EQUIPMEN T | WORK FLOW | LOGISTICS features three separate spray nozzles that focus only on the changeparts and capper area. Fogg Filler, 616-786-FOGG www.foggfller.com Sanitary box dumper The When Thelma's Treats of Des Moines, Iowa, and their agency, Saturday Mfg., turned to xpedx to help perfect their recipe for a unique delivery box to house their fresh, hot cookies – the results were simply delicious. UÊPackage design and substrate sourcing for structural integrity, sustainability, and efficiency UÊPrototyping, mock-ups, testing and refinement UÊProduction sourcing Tip-Tite sanitary box dumper forms a dust-tight seal between the container and the equipment, tips the container and discharges bulk material at controlled rates. Suitable for dumping bulk foods, pharmaceuticals and contaminationsensitive chemicals from boxes weighing up to 2,500 lbs, the container platform is raised by dual hydraulic cylinders, creating a dust-tight seal between the top edge of a box and the underside of a discharge hood. The dumper is constructed of stainless steel with continuous welds ground and polished to sanitary standards. Other sanitary features include capped threads, sloped-top control enclosures, guarding standoff brackets and FDA-approved epoxy paint on hydraulic cylinders. Flexicon, 888-353-9426 www.fexicon.com E-mail us at packaging@xpedx.com magenta cyan yellow black xpedx, a business of International Paper © 2013 ES221204_PD1304_046.pgs 03.27.2013 05:15 UBM

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