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AccuPack has a helping hand
ACCUPAK (Stand C200) will bring a Kawasaki duAro dual-arm collaborative robot (cobot) to AUSPACK 2019.
The duAro has two arms which reach horizontally and move as a pair. According to AccuPak, this means the cobot can easily perform operations similar to those of a person using both arms within a one-person space.
It is also safe to operate around humans thanks to its collision detection systems and a function that slows it down when near a person, the company says, adding that because of these features, it can be reliably operated in tandem with human workers.
The robot is controlled by a single controller which makes it possible to perform coordinated movement, and direct teaching methods can be used to teach required
Lapp makes Auspack debut
movements by holding and moving the arms rather than having to program them in.
At an average cost of $50-75,000 per unit including vision system and systems integration work, the purchase of a cobot is within reach for most small and mid-sized enterprises, claims AccuPak.
The company will also exhibit a WIPOTEC-OCS HC-A checkweigher and a twin Fortress Stealth metal detector “combo” machine. ✷
INDUSTRIAL cable and connection specialist Lapp (Stand G130) will exhibit for the first time at AUSPACK 2019, following the establishment of its Australian subsidiary last year.
Lapp opened its 3100-square- metre facility at Eastern Creek, NSW, in February 2018, and Australian general manager Simon Pullinger says AUSPACK is the next step in reaching out to local customers.
“Lapp products have been respected in the Australian market for more than 30 years, through its distribution network here as part of a strong network of 100 agencies around the world,” Pullinger says. “Setting up an Australian
subsidiary has bridged the huge geographical distances of bringing the latest innovations from Germany to Australian customers faster than ever before,” he says.
Lapp product families to be showcased at AUSPACK include Olflex connecting and control cables; Skintop cable glands, as used widely in the food and beverage industry; and Etherline industrial ethernet cables. According to Lapp, the company sells more than 40,000 products, including Olflex flexible drag chain cables used in applications that are constantly moving and require maximum flexibility and reliability, such as automated manufacturing. ✷
Zip-Pak closes the deal
ZIP-PAK (Stand F057) will exhibit its Zip360 resealable pack at AUSPACK 2019. The pouch has a wide-mouth opening created by a 360-degree perimeter zipper.
The pouch allows for neat in-store shelf presence and convenient home storage, claims Zip-Pak, which bills it as a package as innovative as the product. According to the closure manufacturer, its
benefits include easy access to contents through an innovative wide opening; a stand-up format for neat stocking in store and convenient storage at home; pour-spout functionality for easy product dispensing; and space for dynamic graphics on all sides for maximum shelf impact.
Zip-Pak says the pouch is an ideal solution for a broad
range of applications, including cereal, frozen food, cookies and crackers, snacks, pet food and treats, lawn and garden, vegetables, french fries, and candy.
Based in Dandenong South, Victoria, Zip-Pak says it has an unmatched global network of innovative resealable products, manufacturing capabilities, equipment, and technical support. ✷
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