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Automating assembly and packaging processes

One in a series of articles looking at presentation topics for the May 27 Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops event in Princeton, NJ.

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During the event , Walt Langosch, director of sales and marketing, ESS Technologies will make the following two workshop presentations:

• Automating Primary Assembly and Packaging Processes
• Automating Secondary Packaging Processes

When it comes to automating packaging processes, people are often afraid of the unknown, says Walt Langosch. “They believe that process automation is time consuming, requires significant financial investment, and is going to turn their operation upside down to make it work,” he says. In truth, the addition of robotics can result in measurable benefits, such as increased speed and efficiency, reduced scrap and rework, and a reduction in overhead.

In these workshops, Langosch will cover different types of automation for primary and secondary packaging processes as well as examine how and where robotics are best applied. “There's the perception that if it's not case packing and palletizing, then maybe automation is not a good idea,” says Langosch. “But there isn't a limit in terms of what processes can be considered for automation. You may not think your process can be automated, but we think it can, and we'll help you understand how that's possible.”

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