Packaging Flow Management (PFM) is a strategic approach to conveyor system planning and deployment that identifies and optimizes critical points between a given packaging process and conveyor system functionalities. Unlike conventional approaches to selecting and deploying conveyors, PFM provides a holistic focus that evaluates several factors to ensure maximum flexibility and lowest total cost of ownership. Next month: A look at these factors.
--By Tony Barr
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Tony Barr is product marketing manager for modular chain conveyor systems with Bosch Rexroth Corp.'s Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies Group.