Newly released modular form designs from HMPS, and robotic palletisers for flexible production from Fibre King, are among the latest technologies that will be display in March at AUSPACK.

Modular frame designs from HMPS (stand G140), for example, provide ‘future-proof’ scalable solutions to customers with capacity for retrofitting, AUSPACK organisers say, with modular design also on show at Jet Technologies (stand D100), with the Ilpra Fill Seal R12/4 Tronic rotary filler and sealer.

When it comes to automation, Fibre King (stand A140) will be showcasing its robotic palletisers, and their ability to handle a number of different product types.

Orora (stand C080) will be showcasing Limitronic in-line digital printers which allow variable data to be printed directly to the pack without the need for labels, while Summit Machinery (stand F060) will show off industrial food cutting equipment from FAM, including the Dorphy tridimensional slicer and the Centris 315 centrifugal slicer and shredder, designed for fruit and vegetables.

Eriez Magnetics (stand H130) has joined its ProGrade magnets with Xtreme metal detectors to screen out both ferrous and non-ferrous metal contaminants, offering maximum flexibility in the quality assurance process.

In the beverage space, Sidel Group (stand E238) will be exhibiting a range of solutions for both cans and bottles, including the EvoFILL Can filler and BoostPRIME PET packaging solution.

Schur Star Systems Australia (stand H166) will be showcasing its flexible packaging credentials, including the Schur Star packaging machine with customisable premade bags linked together on a string, ensuring a smooth process.

AUSPACK 2019 will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre between 26-29 March 2019.

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