Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 8.16.10 PMInterpack, taking place in May, is far more than just a packaging show. 2,700 exhibitors from more than 60 countries will present their latest ideas, innovative concepts and technological visions at Interpack – not only in equipment and machinery for packaging and processing, but also in production tools for packaging materials, materials themselves, and services for the entire industry. And this entire spectrum for all target groups: from food, beverages, confectionery and bakery to pharmaceutical, cosmetics, consumer goods (non-food), services and industrial goods. In 2011 alone, more than 166,000 trade visitors from 190 countries came to the show in Düsseldorf and made Interpack into an international meeting point for processing and packaging technology.

B&R Automation will again be heavily involved in Interpack 2014, and we wanted to share with you some of the innovations in packaging automation technology they will be sharing at the event. The newest B&R solutions for the packaging industry will be on display on May 8 – 14 at Interpack 2014 in Dusseldorf (Hall A6 / Booth E62).

interpackB&R continues to push packaging machine performance to its physical limits. With reACTION and NetTime technology, B&R has reduced response times in industrial automation applications down to 1 µs, allowing extremely time-critical subprocesses to be managed using standard hardware within IEC 61131 requirements.

B&R’s innovative automation technologies are opening up entirely new levels of machine and line performance – not to mention increased flexibility and availability. B&R products make it easy to seamlessly integrate a wide range of advanced automation technology into packaging machines, including web services, advanced motion control and robotics, safety, vision systems and IT connectivity. The performance of high-speed machine functions such as product labelling or the rejection of sub-par products has also gained an enormous boost – without added costs – through the use of B&R reACTION and NetTime technologies.

Ultimate flexibility
Packaging lines demand extreme levels of productivity and flexibility across the board – from the primary and secondary solutions straight through to the end-of-line equipment. This can be achieved through a modular design with control and drive components installed directly on the machine’s frame – or even on rotating parts. B&R combines maximum performance, extreme flexibility and real openness with IP65-rated ACOPOSremote servo drives and ACOPOSmotor motor-integrated servo drives, as well as the X67 series of machine-mountable I/O and safe I/O modules.

If you are planning a trip to Interpack, or would like to learn more about IFP and B&R Automation technology, please reach out to us here to have an IFP Application Engineer contact you and set up a visit:

About IFP Automation & B&R Automation

IFP Automation supplies innovative technology and design solutions to the automation and mobile marketplaces.  Our firm is a technology supplier specializing in the design and supply of automation and motion control products to OEM, integrator, and end user customers. Companies partner with IFP because they like the depth of our product and application knowledge and our commitment to outstanding customer service. IFP is the exclusive partner office for B&R in the State of Indiana.

B&R is a privately owned company with headquarters in Austria and offices all around the world. As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. B&R has over 175 offices in more than 65 countries.

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