PACK EXPO 2022 takes place October 23rd - 26th in Chicago, Illinois. The Exhibit hall floor will be loaded with new products and services. Here is a preview of some things to look forward to at this years event.

PACK EXPO 2022 Product Preview
PACK EXPO 2022 Product Preview

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PACK EXPO 2022 Product Preview 

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Schmalz to Showcase Packaging and Processing Solutions at Pack Expo International Trade Show in Chicago

Quest Industrial Demonstrating its Robotic Automation Strengths with Integrated Packaging Line in booth N-5440 at PACK EXPO 2022

See the New M3000 Case Packer from Brenton Reach Speeds Up To 50 Cases Per Minute in Booth N-5546 at PACK EXPO 2022

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Schmalz Technology Development - The Right Gripper for Every Task

PACK EXPO Booth #S- 3194

In order to interact with their environment and perform the tasks, lightweight robots, like all industrial robots, depend on tools - and in many cases these are vacuum grippers. These form the interface to the workpiece and are therefore a decisive part of the overall system. With their help, the robots can pick up, move, position, process, sort, stack and deposit a wide variety of goods and components. Vacuum gripping systems allow particularly gentle handling of workpieces, a compact and space-saving system design and gripping from above. Precisely because the object does not have to be gripped, the vacuum suction cupenables gapless positioning next to each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATI’s QC-29 Robotic Tool Changer unlocks productivity for smaller robots!

PACK EXPO Booth #N-6319

The QC-29 Robotic Tool Changer brings the powerful and rugged technology of ATI’s Heavy Duty Tool Changers to the 25-35 kg payload class, and is the first standard ATI Tool Changer designed to mount directly to 40 mm and 50 mm robot wrists.

ATI’s QC-29 also includes in-body lock/unlock sensing and our Fail-Safe locking mechanism. Built-in pneumatic pass-through ports and three module mounting flats make connecting utilities easy and ensures maximum repeatability for high-precision tool changing.

Brenton - MP1000 Bulk (de)Palletizer

PACK EXPO Booth #N-5546

Show attendees will see Brenton’s redesigned MP1000 Robotic Bulk Palletizing / Depalletizing End of Arm Tool that can pick up full layers of product at one time. A great time-saving solution for a variety of industries, including plastic container manufacturers, the MP1000 provides consistent tight layer grids of palletized and depalletized product through cradle and place technology that combines a servo-operated rotary tool and slat system to gently handle full layers of product weighing up to 500 pounds with each motion. Cradle and place technology outperforms traditional roller or vacuum pick and place systems, which can leave trays behind or fail to handle certain bulk items. The MP1000 is the ideal solution for palletizing and depalletizing applications for empty or full bulk items, bags, cans, bottles, or irregular-shaped packs. It also works well for handling cases, open or sealed cases, trays, display packs and bundles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quest Industrial - Robotic Packaging Solutions 

PACK EXPO Booth #N-5534, N-5540

Quest is a leading manufacturer of industrial automation equipment focusing on robotics and vision-guidance. With expertise in the food, beverage, and dairy, Quest optimizes floor space for customers experiencing growing demand and helps improve their overall production line flexibility and efficiency. Quest offers application-specific software on their robotic products, including pick and place, case packing, and palletizing systems to simplify system setup and streamline configurability. Quest is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions.

Keep Contaminants Out with a Snap! New IP69K M12 Connector.

PACK EXPO Booth #N-4923

Turck has launched its redesigned M12 connectors and receptacles. The new design includes a patented torque sleeve that eases the installation of every cordset while also improving its ability to keep contaminants out. It also provides improved vibration performance. In automotive and mobile equipment manufacturing as well as logistics, safe and reliable communication between machines and systems is critical. This next generation M12 helps ensure industrial communication is not put at risk in tough applications. Straight/right-angle, male/female, 3/4/5 pole configurations that are 18-24 awg and unshielded are currently available, with additional configurations available in 2023.

The patented design provides tactile feedback so when the sleeve is turned, users feel a snap, signaling that the required minimum torque is achieved. This ensures the product is resistant to accidental disconnection and keeps the interworking of cordsets and receptacles free of contaminants such as dust, oil, and water – and critical signal transmission stays flowing. Certifications for this design include UL 2238, CE, CSA as well as IEC IP67, IP68, IP69K, NEMA 1, 2, 4, 6P and 12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piab at Pack Expo International 2022

PACK EXPO Booth #N-6242 

In the booth will be active demonstrations showcasing our three product divisions of Vacuum Automation, Vacuum Conveying and Lifting Automation.

A new product to be featured in our booth is the Cobot Palletizing Tool (CPT).

The CPT is a compact solution for palletizing boxed-in products using cobots. Its gripper surface enables irregular as well as multiple picks in one move. Combined with its light weight, the wear on the robot is reduced, increasing its lifetime. Uniting the capabilities of many EOATs in just one, the CPT cannot only reduce tools costs by up to 80%, it also frees up valuable engineering time for other important projects.

Industry 4.0 capabilities - Equipped with the IO Link ready piSMART Valve Unit, features like predictive maintenance are enabled.

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS to Showcase Reliable, High-Efficiency Drive Solutions at PACK EXPO 2022

PACK EXPO Booth #N-4974

The complete LogiDrive® solution provides an energy-efficient, standardized, and service-friendly drive system that is ideal for high-volume warehousing, manufacturing, and packaging systems. The choice of IE4 or IE5+ Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) technology enables drives to maintain high efficiency even within partial load ranges and at low speeds. LogiDrive also minimizes Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) throughout service life, providing a faster return on investment, and maximizing system availability. When NORD gear units and motors are paired with NORDAC LINK VFDs as a part of the LogiDrive system, a wide speed range with high precision regulation is achieved to deliver automation for stacker cranes, automated guided vehicles, a wide variety of conveyors, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Palletizing Solution Shaping the Future of the Packaging Industry

PACK EXPO Booth #S-3832

Productivity is always a main concern in the packaging industry – and with recent advances in collaborative and mobile technology that applies to end-of-line palletizing and logistics too. That’s exactly what you will experience at Omron booth S-3832 at Pack Expo this year – an interactive display that empowers people through automation.

This year, Omron is showcasing an autonomous logistics solution, where the TM series cobot builds a pallet on top of the LD-250 autonomous mobile robot (AMR). A conveyor brings boxes to the cobot, which uses its integrated vision and gripper to pick and place them onto a pallet sitting atop the AMR. The AMR then travels to a designated destination to deliver the boxes and comes back when it has finished.

Tour Omron booth S-3832 or pre-schedule a personal demonstration with one of our robotics engineers.

SIEMENS DIGITAL INDUSTRIES SOFTWARE - SEE WHAT'S NEW IN SOLID EDGE

PACK EXPO Booth #N-5148

Tune in live on October 12 to be among the first to see what's new in the upcoming release of Solid Edge 2023. Hear real feedback from early access beta users and ask questions and interact with Siemens experts via live chat.

 

 

 

 

New Medium Duty Conveyor for Material Handling and E-Commerce

PACK EXPO Booth #N-5725, EB-67

Dorner’s new 2700 Medium Duty Conveyor adds an extra boost in load capacity to carry heavier products for a variety of industrial automation and packaging applications including palletizers, multi-lane processing, case and tray handling, and end-of-line packaging. The 2700 Medium Duty fills a gap between Dorner’s low profile 2200 and 3200 heavy duty platforms. The 2700 Series is engineered to safely convey up to 150 pounds. This expanding portfolio of industrial conveyors give customers a full breadth of options to select the right platform for their specific application

Reliable, easy-to-install linear motion feedback made in Idaho, USA

PACK EXPO Booth #S-4026

EPC’s Tru-Trac® linear measurement solutions are the original all-in-one encoder, measuring wheel, and torsion arm designed to be compact and easy to use. When applied in conveying systems, the Tru-Trac® models provide the motion feedback required by line scan cameras for product inspection and rejection, pick-and-place robots, laser and ink jet marking, and more.

Each Tru-Trac® model has a spring-loaded torsion arm that offers adjustable torsion load, allowing it to be mounted in any orientation – even upside-down. Both the Model TR1 and the heavy-duty Model TR3 are available with a choice of measuring wheel. In addition, choose a single or dual wheel for the Model TR3. With operating speeds up to 3000 feet per minute and a wide variety of configuration options, the Tru-Trac® line of encoders are specifically engineered for linear measurement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CMES Robotics & BHS Robotics to Demonstrate Mixed Case Palletizing Solution 

PACK EXPO Booth #N-5469

“Until now, robotic automation has faced technical challenges with conventional palletizing, as it can only manage a limited number of case sizes with known stacking sequences,” said Alex Choe, President of CMES Robotics. “CMES Robotics has created a flexible and dependable solution for mixed case palletizer by providing a software that works with popular industrial robots.”

Combining technologies of CMES Robotics robot vision and AI algorithm, BHS Robotics depalletizing platform and an ABB IRB 2600 robot, the mixed palletizing solution can handle almost any type of boxes, cartons, bags, and pallet types. Additionally, the mixed palletizing software helps address labor shortages and reduce worker injuries related to stressful and tedious manual labor.

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