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What’s new at PACK EXPO East

The first PACK EXPO East showcases new technologies and robotics in Philadelphia, February 16-18.

 The event will meet the needs of a vibrant, yet previously underserved, Northeastern manufacturing marketplace. 


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ISA, Automation Federation applaud kickoff of 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition

More than 75,000 high school students compete in programs celebrating science and technology.

 Working with adult mentors, students have six weeks to design, build, program and test their robots to meet the season’s engineering challenge, RECYCLE RUSH. 


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Cable entry seals

Protecting electrical equipment from dust, debris and chemicals, Roxtec cable entry seals provide airtight and watertight protection during high-pressure hosing; they meet IP 66/67 and UL/NEMA 4, 4x, 12 & 13 standards for use in the food manufacturing industry.


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Report touches on 8 key trends identified at PACK EXPO 2014

A team of PMMI’s reporters spoke to attendees and exhibitors on the show floor to compile a report highlighting key trends and technologies.

Flexibility, sustainability and serialization were among the market drivers recognized in the report.


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Leak detection system

The JLS Automation PIVT leak detection system utilizes vacuum, vision and other sensor technologies to detect seal contamination, leaks and pinholes; it allows a robot to identify leaky packages and reject them.


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Automation Series

The rise of robotic automation

Robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, but how do you know where to implement robotic automation?
Throughput. It all comes down to this number.


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Small robot

Engineered for a range of material handling and packaging applications, the ABB IRB 1200 small robot has no offset in axis 2 for a longer stroke that allows the robot to be placed close to the product flow.


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Direct drive linear motors

MotiCONT SDLM-051 direct drive linear motors have a built-in linear optical quadrature encoder.


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Engineering R&D

Scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours!

Have a robotics work cell project in a meat plant?


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Field Reports

Robots have just the right touch

These robots pack deli meats faster than humans—and they check packages for vacuum leaks before they’re boxed.
For people who grew up in the Philadelphia area in the last 50 years, Dietz & Watson is practically a household name.


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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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