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Packaging Digest Directory, 2015/2016

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50 NEW TECHNOLOGY // SUMMER 2015 www.PackagingDigest.com new products Pack Expo Las Vegas Offline setup of robotic palletizing patterns The PalletSolve robotic palletizing software suite for Motoman robots permits the setup of pallet patterns and robot motion on a PC so that the robot does not have to be taken offline for teaching. PalletSolver enables quick changeovers without stopping production to validate pallet patterns and allows faster integration of a palletizing system by making it easy to configure and set up. PalletSolver can easily be customized for complex robotic palletizing applications. It has an intuitive graphical user interface that configures cell parameters and a guided step-by-step process for developing patterns. It can directly import pallet patterns generated from TOPS or CAPE software. PalletSolver is available on both the DX100 robot controller and the PLC-integrated MLX200 platform. A trial version of the software is available for download along with free online training courses. Yaskawa Motoman, Pack Expo Las Vegas Booth C-4243 On-demand hot melt unit The new eKube hot-melt-on- demand system offers an all-electric choice in the category. Available in three machine-mount configurations for easy installation, the unit uses an EcoStitch dispensing valve to reduce adhesive use by up to 75%, saving operations money on materials. With a working life of up to 3 million cycles, the valve helps cuts downtime for food and beverage packaging applications. Valco Melton, Pack Expo Las Vegas Booth C-1854 Short-run digital label printing The Commercial Class 2600 Series Mini Press—launched in May for label converters, private label manufacturers and brand owners—is an out-of-the-box, roll-to-roll digital printing solution to handle the ever- growing consumer demand for short- run digital labels and packaging. Using Memjet technology, the Mini Press's easy-to-use control software and self- predicative printhead maintenance produce high-quality labels and packages at 60 feet per minute at an industry-leading 1,600 x 1,600 dots- per-inch (dpi) print resolution. The company will also highlight its new instant order change software for the 3600 Series, providing users with the ability to change die shape on-the-fly without stopping production. Colordyne Technologies, Pack Expo Las Vegas Booth S-6469 See us at Pack Expo Las Vegas Booth #S-5846

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