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Rockwell Automation to Showcase Smart Packaging Solutions at interpack 2017

March 16, 2017
Best Future Machine Award winners to be announced May 4

MILWAUKEE — As consumers demand more variety, manufacturers need flexible and connected systems to accommodate smaller batch sizes, tighter lead times, and frequently changing packaging concepts. At interpack 2017, May 4 to 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany, visitors to the Rockwell Automation stand (hall 6/stand A61) will see the next generation of smart solutions that can help manufacturers build systems to support these demands. Several machine builders will also be displaying these solutions in action throughout the show floor. 

For example, smart motion systems from MagneMotion, a Rockwell Automation company, replace rigid mechanical systems with programmable independent movers. Visitors can see how the MagneMover LITE and iTRAK systems allow manufacturers to conduct toolless changeovers with the push of a button and increase production speed by 15 to 30 percent over mechanical systems. 

Visitors will also see the benefits of using a single plantwide control and network infrastructure to help create a Connected Enterprise. They will be able to speak with industry specialists about how the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture portfolio with corresponding software solutions can support greater IT/OT security, higher levels of safety, and easier system upgrades. Multiple, complementary packaging solutions will also be on display, including leading serialization solutions. 

Best Future Machine Award
Rockwell Automation will also announce the winners of its “Best Future Machine Award” at this year’s interpack event. The award recognizes and rewards innovative deployment of contemporary technology in the packaging industry.

The finalists below were chosen by a prestigious judging panel, comprising representatives from four leading international manufacturers (Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Kimberly Clark and Nestlé) and two major European trade associations (UCIMA and GEPPIA). 

Smart Machine Category:
CAMA Group (Italy)
Goglio Group (Italy)
Hipermak Gıda Ambalaj Makine Sanayi ve Tic. LTD. ŞTI. (Turkey)
Samwoo Automation (Korea)
Schmucker Srl (Italy)
Tanis Food Tec B.V. (The Netherlands)

Modular Machine Category:
CAMA Group (Italy)
Dara Pharmaceutical Packaging (Spain)
DS Smith Packaging Systems (France)
Gebo Cermex (France)
PFM S.P.A. Packaging Machinery (Italy)
ROHRER AG (Switzerland)
Rychiger AG (Switzerland)

Sustainability Category:
CAMA Group (Italy)
CMC SRL (Italy)
Radpak Fabryka Maszyn Pakujących Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
Sleever Machines Group (France)

Easy-to-Use Category:
CAMA Group (Italy)
Pack Line Ltd (Israel)
Senzani Brevetti SPA (Italy)
Universal Pack SRL (Italy)

Traceability Category:
Beihang University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, College of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering (China)
CAMA Group (Italy)
SN Maschinenbau GmbH (Germany)

The winners in each category and the overall winner will be announced at a ceremony held at the Rockwell Automation stand: May 4 at 6 p.m. To find out more, please visit our event page.

About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. 

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Rockwell Automation

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