Trends and Impressions from Pack Expo 2019
Pack Expo 2019 has ended, and it is about time we wrap up our impressions. We got the chance to showcase Nortech Packaging and Tishma Technologies’ latest achievements in the field of packaging machinery, and we also got familiar with the latest industry trends!
The packaging industry is evolving, new technologies emerge, and these are the most exciting trends we noticed.
Industry 4.0 is the next big thing
Industry 4.0 refers to the Internet of Things, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and smart manufacturing. Last year it all seemed like just an idea, but today it is a reality. We believe that this trend of obtaining and utilizing data to improve processes will be on the constant rise, thanks to the continued development of sensor technology.
Robotic automation is the future
Each manufacturer dreams of an efficient, cost-effective, and accurate production line. Robotics automation is making this possible. Nortech Packaging regularly utilizes robots for case erecting, case loading, product collating, bundling, palletizing and depalletizing. Modern sensor systems allow for the expanded use of robotics for various applications, from safety solutions for collaborative robots to vision-based robot guidance systems.
Future-Proofing automatic print inspection
One more significant trend was improving quality control and print inspection for packaging labels. Packaging types are becoming increasingly complex, and the frequency of artwork changes and promotional offers is rising. Manufacturers are facing a challenge: reducing or eliminating any errors in the coding and packaging of products. Reducing errors is especially important in industries where these kinds of mistakes can cause a risk to consumer health. Tishma Technology will continue to respond to these kinds of challenges with our integrated code printing, serialization, labeling, and inspection solutions!
This year at Pack Expo you got to chance to see FOUR of our latest packaging solutions built and designed to increase your efficiency: TT-50 Vertical Cartoner, TT-1200 Top Load Case Packer, TT-1300 Side-Load Case Packer, and ROO-100 Pre-Made Pouch Fill & Seal Machine. Watch the video below, and take a look at the small part of the Pack Expo atmosphere and learn more about our cartoning, case packing, and pouch filling solutions!