PPMA Total Show 2022 – the must-attend event this fall

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With a myriad of new product launches, innovative technologies and live demos of the latest smart manufacturing solutions, Total show PPMA 2022 will be this fall’s must-attend event for members of the processing, packaging machinery, robot and machine vision communities. For three days from the 27th to the 29the In September, Hall 5 at the NEC Birmingham will be transformed into a focal point for innovation and discovery, showcasing the best technologies, smart solutions and processing machinery covering the entire production chain.

With the most diverse gathering of over 350 booths representing 2,000 brands, exhibitors will range from the world’s largest multinationals to specialist niche companies, all sharing a genuine interest in making a positive difference for the businesses of show visitors.

Now in his 34’se year, and incorporating three leading exhibit brands, including Pakex and Interphex, PPMA Total Show 2022 will offer an eclectic mix of top-notch machinery, ancillary products and live equipment demonstrations for a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, household products and toiletries, building materials, pet care, FMCG and contract packaging.

The 2022 PPMA Total Show is already shaping up to be the launch pad for a slew of exciting new product launches, industry firsts and debut presentations. Following a three-year research and development project, Brillopak will launch its new high-speed automatic multi-material handling Tray & Punnet PAKer, which, according to David Jahn, sales manager at Brillopak, the main driver for its development was its customers. “In this market, efficiency is paramount…so our customers need to find savings in all stages leading up to final delivery.”

jenton and Soken Engineering will both showcase a complete new line of heat-seal packaging systems for “on-the-go” food businesses that want to improve presentation, product shelf life and handle a diverse range of lunch products on one system.

Packing KBThe new Invictus Nano stretch film will be displayed for the first time at the exhibition, while Alphabond will showcase SafeMelt, the latest patent-pending technology that makes safety visible and reduces CO2 usage by 67%.

Baumer will showcase its next-generation PAD20 level sensor for highly accurate and reliable detection of air and gas bubbles. Baumer will also showcase its line of award-winning process sensors, object detection sensors, U500 and UR18 high-performance ultrasonic sensors, and the innovative Baumer Sensor Suite. Cobalt Systems will showcase its new Nexus 3 label print and apply system alongside its existing wide range of automation options, including verification and validation applications with Zebra Technologies.

OMRON will launch a series of bottling line demonstrations showcasing the benefits of smart technology, while Fortress will present its new “Food Safety Cultural Playbook”, a modular roadmap for cultural food safety, underpinned by a new set of digital tools to engage the workforce. Still on the subject of safety, Euchner will showcase its new CKS2 Safe Key system and new CTS lockout device to enable access restriction, secure facility lockout and boot modes.

Newtec Odense will present three new solutions from its range of weighing, packaging and sorting machines mainly for the fruit and vegetable industry. These include the Newtec Mini Weigher, Model 2008PCM and its compatible Newtec Wash Cart, and the Newtec High Care Step Conveyor, Model HCSC.

Keymac also announced the launch of the K101SXL Sleever, which offers a new level of flexibility for customers looking to sleeve a wider range of ready meals on the same machine.

IBIS packaging solutions will introduce its new Robotize GoPal Pallet Lift, which allows operators to pick up or remove a pallet with the press of a button, while Epson will showcase the GX4 and GX8, the latest additions to its SCARA robot line, as well as its popular VT6-A901S six-axis robot using vision for product identification.

ALRAD instruments will showcase its new Omron Sentech Visible/SWIR 400nm~170nm Camera, CBC Computar VisSWIR Lenses and Visible/SWIR Illumination Unit, as well as product demonstrations for Thermal Imaging/Inspection, Visible and Infrared Imaging at short wave, a machine vision system with automated vision software and a 3D surface inspection system for research, aerospace and robotics.

Other exhibitors planning to launch new products at the show include Advance Automated Systems, AM Labels, Aricode Printing Technology, Boplan, IMA ILAPAK, Markem-Imaje, Minebea Intec, Pace Mechanical Handling, Packline, ProXES, Resier, S4 Enginering , Schneider Electric, Sharp Systems, Sollas and WestRock.

“I can say with confidence and experience, that the success of PPMA Total over the years, lies in the fact that the agenda of the show is always a faithful reflection of the direction of the industry with the needs and demands of visitors. at its heart”, explains Richard Little, director of the PPMA exhibition. “There is always something to discover in the aisles, whether it is new processing equipment, a small niche product or a complete integrated production solution that can increase the efficiency of production, generate savings or simply improve the operations of visitors’ businesses.”

Visitors will also benefit from a rich exhibition ground for networking and developing future business partnerships with unparalleled access to leading industry experts eager to share their ideas, expertise and knowledge. “Where else can you access such a wealth of free advice while being surrounded by the largest gathering of live tech demos and new product launches – there’s really no substitute for face-to-face conversation and a real ‘hands-on’ experience. with the latest equipment.

As a previous visitor to the PPMA Total Show explained when asked to sum up the unique nature of the visitor experience: “It’s the only way to see what you’re not looking for. An internet search only yields what you think you want, not new ideas you don’t know about.

Richard Little continues: “While innovation will remain a key theme throughout the show, machines, equipment and services that deliver real production efficiencies, labor and cost savings, and contributing to meeting sustainability commitments will be a priority for visitors to Solutions to help them overcome increasingly demanding economic challenges.

Sharing this perspective, Tony McDonald, Director of Sales and Marketing at ILAPAK UK, said: “Two of the topics on everyone’s lips are labor shortages and sustainable packaging…” adding: “Equipment that we will present illustrates how we can help.

Automation of endolines has also seen growing customer demand for sustainable solutions and will be showcasing its new Glue Sealing 248 high-speed, fully automatic case erector. Over the years to reduce energy consumption and reduce emissions to support our customers’ environmental goals, we look for ways to help them reduce their plastic usage and even more waste by providing environmentally friendly sealing alternatives. of the environment.

In the same way, Cimlogic will launch its new energy management solution, an additional module to its suite of MES (Manufacturing Execution System) solutions to address the need to minimize energy consumption in an era of soaring prices.

In addition to hosting product launches and demonstrations of new technologies, the PPMA Group Industry Awards for 2022 will also take place at the show. On Wednesday, September 28, visitors to the PPMA Total Show can join in the celebrations of the industry’s best, who will be recognized for their achievements and commitment to delivering innovative products, performance-enhancing solutions and best-in-class services, when the category winners will be announced and awarded their prizes.

Free visitor registration

PPMA Total Show 2022 is free. To make sure you don’t miss this fall’s unmissable event, go to www.ppmashow.co.uk/visit to secure your free visitor pass.

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