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PACKAGING INNOVATIONS

Robotics offer a
workforce solution and
can provide additional
flexibility for multipacks
and other formats.
Cavanna Packaging USA

job offer down the street that pays $1 more, they're gone."
To avoid this turnover, Bosch offers automated solutions
like the Feed Placer Sigpack LDF. The flexible Delta robot
system feeds products into flowwrappers and thermoform
machines. Mr. Meer said benefits of the robot handling
include the careful alignment of delicate products as well
as the ability to buffer or close gaps. Robotic handling also
creates new opportunities for package formats. For example, it allows the stacking and sorting of products and the
preparation of multipacks.
Bosch's Kliklok technology creates bag-in-box solutions.
The software and bagger capabilities now give bakers and
snack makers options to mix and match components to offer exactly what the consumer wants: personalized variety.
Not only are consumers craving diversity in multipacks,
but they also want user-friendly package types, either for
portability or reclosability.
BluePrint Automation (BPA) showcased a modular robotic system called the Spider 300V at IBIE. The machine
can pack standard RSC and HSC cases, three-sided open
display cases or display trays, and it can arrange them in
multiple patterns.
"It's a multi-robot system that's pattern forming using
vision and Delta robots to rotate and group randomly oriented products into two lanes," said Robbie Quinlin, marketing manager, BPA. "Once the patterns are formed, we're
packaging them both vertically and horizontally at the same
time and on the same line using two articulated robots with
custom pick tools. It can do both at the same time, but typically it would be doing one of the other in both lanes."
Being modular, users can add robots based on need.
Each robot can perform 100 cycles per minute. Mr. Quinlin
added that with vision technology, two different products
can be fed to the robots to offer that diversity in a multipack. Additionally, new soft-grip technology from Soft
Robotics, a BPA partner, means robots can pick up delicate
and sticky products without damaging them.
The demand for flexibility is partly being spurred by
online retail. But e-commerce is changing more than just
how people buy food. It's changing how the food is being
packaged. Bill Kehrli, vice-president of sales and marketing, Cavanna Packaging, said display packaging could be
decreasing as people buy more food online. And critical is
the ability to package snacks such as crackers in cost-effective ways that protect the product when it is shipped in an
Amazon box. "Display packaging has zero value to internet
shoppers," he said.
Versatile packaging systems solve that problem. Cavanna
Packaging's Tray Slug Loader loads cookies and crackers
into multiple forms of packaging for specific sales channels. The numeric, multilane loader combines three different functions: fill PVC blister trays with or without a lid,
fill PVC trays with or without a lid, and feed slugs directly

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into the bar infeed system of a flowwrapper. Those slugs
and piles can then be wrapped or boxed, depending on the
secondary package needs.
Packaging hardware has clearly advanced and equally so
has the software.

Get smart
New software developments make running complicated
automated machines simple.
At IBIE Burford Corp. launched Burford Connect for
its twist tyer machines. The plug-and-play system provides
preventive maintenance tools as well as interactive training
features on one screen. By performing predictive maintenance, Burford Connect reduces downtime on a line, according to Mitch Lindsey, technical sales, Burford Corp.
Users can access interactive manuals on the screen that
walk them through troubleshooting to get the machines up
and running again.
"Being able to offer the manual at the machine makes
it a quicker troubleshooting process and means a technician new to a line can quickly bring up the manual and fix
it without having to go back to a computer or supervisor,"
Mr. Lindsey said.
Formost Fuji created an HMI system that mimics a
smart phone or tablet that people are now used to operating. "We've gone to great lengths to make the HMI similar
to a tablet," said Dennis Gunnell, president, Formost Fuji.
"It's very easy to look at menus and to work through and
step through. It's a step-by-step process that you physically
have to go through and check off."
Mr. Gunnell said the HMI simplifies maintenance and
operation, especially for younger employees.
To maintain these pieces of equipment, proper training
must also be established. And packaging suppliers are increasingly looking to virtual reality (VR) and augmented
reality (AR) as options. Because some people learn visually
and others need hands-on experience, Mr. Gunnell said the


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Baking & Snack - December 2019
Contents
Contents
Editorial - Change and the art of embracing the inevitable
Newsfront - BBU commits to 100% sustainable packaging
Organizational changes underway at Kraft Heinz
General Mills using data for product development
Flowers launching portfolio review, strategic changes
Innova Market Insights names top trends for 2020
Clay Miller named president of Burford Corp.
Fred D. Pfening Co. names new president
In Memoriam
In Memoriam/In Brief/People
Operations Executive of the Year - MARSHALL’S LAW
From baker to inventor in one patent
The Bakery Cos. - FASTER Than the Speed of Change
Fruits & Nuts - OPEN INVITE
Pulses - Pulses 101
SANITATION STRATEGIES - Plan Ahead
Bun /Roll Tech - Individuality Among UNIFORMITY
When is the right time to purchase a separate artisan line?
Sheeting/Laminating - Jack of All Trades
Simplifying changeovers for sanitation and maintenance
Metal Detection / X-Ray - LOOKING Right Through It
Line Layout - BAKE Smarter
Packaging Innovations - Brave NEW WORLD
INDUSTRY IMAGES - Smart COOKIES
Meeting Preview: ASB - UPGRADE FOR A NEW DECADE
Meeting Preview: SNAXPO - On Your Marks
Events
Featured Innovation Center
Ingredients & Formulating
Equipment & Packaging
Patents
New on the Shelf
MARKETPLACE
AD INDEX
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Editorial - Change and the art of embracing the inevitable
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - General Mills using data for product development
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - In Memoriam
Baking & Snack - December 2019 - In Memoriam/In Brief/People
Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Operations Executive of the Year - MARSHALL’S LAW
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - From baker to inventor in one patent
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - The Bakery Cos. - FASTER Than the Speed of Change
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Fruits & Nuts - OPEN INVITE
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Pulses - Pulses 101
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - SANITATION STRATEGIES - Plan Ahead
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Bun /Roll Tech - Individuality Among UNIFORMITY
Baking & Snack - December 2019 - When is the right time to purchase a separate artisan line?
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Sheeting/Laminating - Jack of All Trades
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Simplifying changeovers for sanitation and maintenance
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Metal Detection / X-Ray - LOOKING Right Through It
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Line Layout - BAKE Smarter
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Packaging Innovations - Brave NEW WORLD
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - INDUSTRY IMAGES - Smart COOKIES
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Meeting Preview: ASB - UPGRADE FOR A NEW DECADE
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Meeting Preview: SNAXPO - On Your Marks
Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Events
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Featured Innovation Center
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