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Esko: Joining forces with Amtech to bring increased efficiency to corrugated converters

11th December 2018

Esko: Joining forces with Amtech to bring increased efficiency to corrugated converters

As part of its ‘Packaging Connected’ strategy, Esko has entered into a strategic partnership with Amtech Software to facilitate additional automation for corrugated converters and increase efficiency for joint customers in the corrugated market. The companies are developing an integration of Esko’s ArtiosCAD, Automation Engine, and WebCenter QuickStart for Corrugated with Amtech’s Encore ERP solution to enable bidirectional communication that eliminates double data entry and facilitates further automation of the workflow for corrugated converters. In the increasingly competitive marketplace, the demand for smaller lot sizes and shorter time to market is growing. The cooperation between Esko and Amtech aims to help corrugated converters streamline business processes and save time and money.

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Focke Meler Gluing Solutions: PC StarBI – the pattern controller with a touchscreen

11th December 2018

Focke Meler Gluing Solutions: PC StarBI – the pattern controller with a touchscreen

The PC StarBI has been designed to program different adhesive applications needed in the packaging industry, wood lamination, book binding, etc., according to the respective requirements. It is a touch trigger programming device for hot and cold glue applications with variable speed and timing. Its 7inch touchscreen allows for simple navigation and the intuitive user interface makes programming quick and easy. The screen shows all necessary information for navigating the menu and configuring the device according to user needs.

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BAHMÜLLER expands production capacity and shortens delivery times

15th November 2018

BAHMÜLLER expands production capacity and shortens delivery times

Wilhelm Bahmüller Maschinenbau Präzisionswerkzeuge GmbH, located in Plüderhausen near Stuttgart (Germany), opened a new production hall with an area size of 1550 sqm. After a construction period of 6 months and an investment volume of € 1.5 million, the capability to assemble systems modularly and thus significantly reduce processing times was created.

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Baumer hhs: Centralised adhesive supply for the entire packaging production chain

15th November 2018

Baumer hhs: Centralised adhesive supply for the entire packaging production chain

The new Xfeed by Baumer hhs is the world’s first system to supply adhesive to all hot glue devices in a facility. Even across long distances, the adhesive granules are distributed from the storage area to the devices, which are then filled automatically. Up to 20 hot glue devices can be fed by one Xfeed system.

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