Fluke Corporation has today introduced the Fluke VT04 Visual IR Thermometer, which is a troubleshooting tool with a built-in digital camera and thermal heat map overlay. The company says this combination helps bridge the gap between traditional IR thermometers and infrared cameras.
On today’s episode, we take a look into the logistic systems for rapid moving consumer goods. Helping to guide our conversation is Antonio Rodrigues, the U.S. Director of Sales for Pcdata Inc. Pcdata is the global market leader in logistics systems for industrial bakeries, and the partner of choice for clients in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
GE today has announced the first product in its MultilinTM 8 Series protection and control relay platform designed to deliver the reliability needed to support mission-critical electrical infrastructures in industrial and distribution facilities. The company says this system will help engineers increase reliability while reducing the costs associated with unplanned outages.
ABB Inc. will be exhibiting its new 8 kg IRB 360 FlexPicker model, which expands on the high-speed picking and packing performance of the widely-use Delta robot. This new machine brings that same known speed and accuracy to heavier items, and will be available to see at booth #C-4113.
Adept Technology, Inc. will be showcasing its selection of primary and secondary food packaging robots and peripherals, designed to help food processors meet new government safety and sanitation mandates.
Kollmorgen will be introducing its new line of robust stainless steel AKMH servomotors, based on the previous AKM series, at booth #3118. These components were designed specifically to address the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) with a IP69K-rated, hygienic construction.
Peco Controls and InspX have announced that they will be showcasing their full product line of package inspection systems at booth #C4-106. InspX will be featuring its 2013 ScanTrac system model line-up.
For the third year in a row, the Amazing Packaging Race will be returning to PACK EXPO, where teams of students will compete for points in a three-hour dash around the show floor, completing task with varying levels of difficult at the booths of participating exhibitors. The Amazing Packaging Race will take place on Wednesday, September 25, from 10:00am–1:00pm.
MISUMI USA, Inc. will be featuring its MSA Series Belt Drive Actuators, which feature one-piece steel pulleys and touch timing belts, at booth #S6063. These actuators can carry loads up to 500 pounds, with travel speeds ranging from 1,200 to 10,000 mm/second, and standard lengths up to 6.25 meters.
Fluke has introduced the Fluke 1730 Three-Phase Energy Logger, which enables multi-disciplinary maintenance professionals to gather energy data on a variety of equipment. The accompanying Fluke Energy Analyze software then aids them in analysis and reporting in order to make action on the findings.
Document Security Systems, Inc. will be showcasing its AuthentiGuard Suite in the Brand Zone in booth #S-6269, where potential users can get a glimpse into the variety of secure cloud computing and security printing technologies. The company will be offering demonstrations of its AuthentiGuard system, which provides real-time verification through a smartphone application.
Mintel’s Lynn Dornblaser, director of Innovation & Insight, will be leading three presentations during PACK EXPO that aim to help brand managers understand the current trends that are driving consumer purchases and learn about new ways to enhance connections with shoppers.
CAPS has announced its plans to present for the fourth consecutive year with a Reusable Transport Packaging Boot Camp, which will be part of the Learning Center conference series presented by the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA).
For attendees in the pharmaceutical or medical spaces, PACK EXPO will offer the Pharmaceutical Pavilion, which houses companies with new solutions to increase line productivity, versatility and efficiency while ensuring product integrity, safety and shelf life.
For the second year in a row, FIRST Robotics teams will demonstrate their entries into the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition on the show floor. This year’s competition encourages students to build Frisbee-throwing machines and tests the accuracy of the robots’ aim.
The Food Safety Summit Resource Center, which will be located at booth #S-7332, will offer free presentations, information and one-on-one consultations to address critical food safety issues and compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Dialight has recently announced the availability of its new DuroSite and SafeSite LED Flood Lights, which it says provide flood lighting at a reduced energy and maintenance cost. Both lights deliver 10,750 lumens at 107 Watts, which allows them to replace traditional HID solutions.
At booth #5963, Epson America, Inc. will be introducing its new ColorWorks Label Printer technology, which can help manufacturers manage the chaos associated with different label varieties and meet new regulatory labeling standards. The company says improved image quality and production speeds can help reduce total labeling costs by up to 50 percent.
Within the Central Hall of PACK EXPO 2013, and occurring simultaneously at booths #C-141, C-142 and C-143, will be the Innovation Stage, which will feature more than 40 free half-hour educational seminars on trends and technologies for all industries. Experts from industry associations and major manufacturers will talk about operational, technological and engineering innovations, as well as the latest trends in consumer behavior.
igus will be displaying new solutions for the packaging industry at booth #S-5552. The company says that these offerings can help manufacturers optimize machinery for a longer life at less cost.