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Improving OEE by Reducing Setup and Changeover Times

Improve OEE – Reduce Setup Time

When looking to improve productivity of packaging lines, many companies use the¬†Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) concept, which provides actionable data as to where improvements can be made. One of the three key OEE factors is Availability, the ratio of actual operating time to planned production time. Availability is reduced by downtime, which can be caused […]

Datamax H-8308 PLC Label Printer

Datamax Thermal Printer – 8 inch Width – PCL

  If you have ever wanted to replace those old laser printers with a modern thermal or thermal transfer model that is HP compatible, you’ve been out of luck if you you need to print up to 8 inches wide (maximum label web width is 9 inches). The wait is over though – our friends […]

Pantone colour of the year 2015 - yuck!

Pantone Colour of 2015 – Marsala 18-1438

Well, this is the time of year when the colour gurus at Pantone unleash their colour of the year for the new year. For 2015 they have chosen Marsala, Pantone 18-1438. The reports over the Internet are that this year, Pantone has come up with a colour that’s a bit of a dud. Pantone refers […]

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How Efficient is Your Packaging Equipment?

Introduction to OEE Over the years there have been many methods used for measuring the efficiency of packaging equipment and complete packaging lines. Let’s face it, everyone wants to improve their processes and see where improvements can be made, but it isn’t always clear where to start. This is where the concept of¬†Overall Equipment Effectiveness […]

Pack Expo 2014 ID Technology

Pack Expo 2014 – Thanks for Visiting Us!

If you visited ID Technology at Pack Expo 2014, we’d like to thank you for spending some of your time with us. We were there, as part of the Pro Mach exhibit – at 23,000 square feet, I believe it was the largest booth at the show. Two new members of the Pro Mach family […]

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Zebra ZD500R RFID Printer Review

Zebra’s new compact RFID printer, the ZD500R has been out for a while, but I’ve only just gotten my hands on one to check out. Big Z has been releasing a number of new models of late, but this is one I’ve been looking forward to – ever since the original Zebra GX printer promised […]

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