4 days. 200 exhibitors. 900 brands.

The largest biennial packaging and processing machinery, materials exhibition AUSPACK, is on once again in 2009.

Held at the Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Olympic Park, from Tuesday 16 to Friday 19 of June 2009, AUSPACK will have over 200 exhibitors under one roof showcasing over 900 brands.

According to Exhibitions & Trade Fairs (ETF) event director, Rob Keen, visitors will have the opportunity to gain insight into:

  • automated processing machinery,
  • robotics,
  • mixing and batching equipment,
  • product identification solutions,
  • quality process and ancillary equipment,
  • plastics extrusion,
  • powder and liquid fillers,
  • shrink wrap packaging machines, and more.

“AUSPACK is the one exhibition designed to bring together all industries. Regardless of whether you come from food, beverage, packaging, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, warehousing and logistics, medical or wine; there is something for everyone.

“Close to 60% of the exhibition space has now been booked; which is a true indication of the success of this event,” he said.

Some of the exhibitors planning to showcase their products in 2009 include:

  • ABB Australia,
  • Beumer,
  • Beverage Packaging Solutions,
  • Contract Packaging Systems (CPS),
  • Fallsdell Machinery,
  • Heat & Control,
  • ITW Industrial Packaging,
  • JL Lennard,
  • The Le Mac Group,
  • KHS Pacific,
  • Markem-Imaje,
  • Norsdon Australia,
  • Propac Industrial,
  • Rhima Australia,
  • Rockwell Automation,
  • RML,
  • Sancell,
  • Selpak Automation,
  • Solari Packaging Systems,
  • Ulma Packaging,
  • Visy Automation, and
  • Walls Machinery.

Fourth time for Markem-Imaje

According to Markem-Imaje National Business Manager, Linda Gleeson, the company is once again proud to exhibit at AUSPACK.

“2009 will be the fourth time that Markem-Imaje has participated in this prestigious event – formerly exhibiting as Imaje Coding Technology and Unimark.” Gleeson said.

“Markem-Imaje views AUSPACK as a significant exhibition in the Australian packaging industry as it provides an opportunity to showcase new cutting-edge technology and provide solutions to the FMCG and packaging industry as a whole.” she said.

Markem-Imaje is a manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, offering a full line of reliable and innovative inkjet, thermal transfer, laser, print and apply label and RFID-based systems.

In addition to local companies, there will be a significant amount of international exhibitors, including:

  • AmbaFlex,
  • Beumer,
  • Food Processing Equipment,
  • Jackway Convertor Industries,
  • Krueger & Salecker,
  • Sky Softgel Co, and
  • Utien Pack Co.

Automated inspection with vision

According to Adept Vision Specialists managing director, Marc Fimeri, the company will be demonstrating the latest technology in machine vision systems for automated inspection in packaging on their stand at AUSPACK 2009.

“Expert vision engineers will be available on our stand to discuss the live demonstrations of high speed label and cap inspection, web inspection and plastics inspection including flash detection” Fimeri said.

“Also on display will be a wide assortment of cameras, lenses and lighting that are used to integrate optimised vision systems for packaging inspection. The systems will feature Dalsa’s latest Vision Appliances – embedded vision computers with simultaneous support for multiple cameras. The Vision Appliances are running with either Sherlock or iNspect vision software.

“These both offer full vision functionality for vision inspection including Optical Character Recognition, 1D and 2D Barcode Detection, Pattern Tools for registration, colour analysis and all other tools required for a state-of-the-art packaging inspection system. Adept Vision Specialists can help you specify your needs and supply vision systems that work.” he said.

New Exhibitor: Bizerba Australia

Bizerba Australia will be exhibiting at AUSPACK 2009 as part of its process to establish the company locally.

According to national sales manager, Grant Harpur, “while Bizerba is well known in Europe and North America, we see AUSPACK 2009 as an opportunity to promote our weighing and labelling technologies to the Australasian industry.

“Our exhibit will include GLMI weigh labelling, CWE check weighing, and metal detection equipment. Our participation in AUSPACK 2009 is also an important opportunity to engage prospective customers, while raising awareness of the potential that new Bizerba products have to offer, such as TTI (Time — Temperature Indication) and RFID labels” he said.

AUSPACK is owned and presented by the Australian Packaging Machinery Association (APMA), Australia’s only national packaging and processing machinery organisation.

For further information about exhibiting at AUSPACK 2009, please contact Rob Keen.

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