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Auto Changeover Adjustment System improves line efficiency.

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June 6, 2013 - Automatically adjusting changeover points of most machines, ProAdjust™ accelerates changeovers while making them accurate and repeatable to improve machine's overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Self-contained system, comprising controller and PowerPacks that provide motion, scales from one to hundreds of adjustment points. Wiring is plug-and-go, no programming is required, and point-and-click touchscreen interface facilitates one-time machine setup as well as recipe creation/editing.

Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc.

5370 Guy Young Rd., P.O. Box 890, Brewerton, NY, 13029 0890, USA

Original Press Release

Proadjust(TM) Innovative Auto-Adjust System for Machine Change-Over Points Improves Line Efficiency and Speed

Press release date: May 30, 2013

At Pack Expo 2013, Las Vegas Convention Center, September 23-25, 2013, Booth #2525

LAS VEGAS, NV – Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc., introduces ProAdjust™, an innovative add-on solution that automatically adjusts the change-over points of most machines. ProAdjust makes changeovers fast, accurate and repeatable which can dramatically improve a machine’s overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and lower costs at Pack Expo 2013,Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth# 2525.

ProAdjust is compatible with most machinery in every industry. It is a self-contained system consisting of a controller and integrated PowerPacks that provide the motion. The system is specifically designed to meet the requirements of what an auto-adjust system needs to be while being easy to implement. The system is scalable from one to hundreds of adjustment points.  Wiring is plug-and-go, and most importantly, no programming is required.  ProAdjust uses a simple point and click touch screen interface for one-time machine setup and features an easy setup for creating and editing ‘recipes.’

“The ProAdjust integration is completed on-site and requires no middleware or manual adjustments to achieve consistent, precisely aligned, automatic adjustments of machine change-over points.  This increases throughput, and eliminates the mistakes and excessive change-over time that typically happens, resulting in wasted production time and product,” says, Richard Schneider, President, Schneider Packaging.  “As an example, a machine automated with ProAdjust at 14 points of adjustment resulted in a 28 minute changeover savings, recouping the cost of the ProAdjust system in just four months,” Schneider added.

As manufacturers face increasing demand to produce more SKU’s on existing equipment, the need to both improve line efficiency and reduce changeover time is paramount.  ProAdjust is designed to address the need for speed and accuracy by providing a solution that can be added onto new equipment from an OEM as a low cost option or older existing equipment as a field retrofit.  Equipment such as fillers, cartoners, stamping presses, laser cutters, mixers, case packers, palletizers, or case loaders all benefit from the installment of ProAdjust.

For more information, please visit our website at www.ProAdjust.net or contact us via email at ProAdjust@schneiderequip.com. If you wish to discuss your particular application, or if we can answer any questions, please call us at 315-676-3035.

ABOUT SCHNEIDER PACKAGING EQUIPMENT CO., INC.
Schneider manufactures a complete line of robotic palletizing, case packers, tray packers, specialty cartoning systems and completely integrated packaging solutions.  Additionally, Schneider offers a variety of ancillary equipment such as case erectors, cartoners, conveyors, pallet dispensers, shuttle cars, automatic guided carts, and elevators that can easily be integrated with coding/labeling equipment, RFID / barcode scanners, weight checking, and stretch or shrink wrapping equipment to provide a complete turnkey system solution.  Some specialty markets include food, beverage, industrial, tissue, paper, personal care, pharmaceutical, and replication industries.

Whatever the requirements, Schneider works to provide the best solution for any unique need. Schneider is a Robotic Industries Association Certified Robot Integrator.  Schneider Packaging is a Certified Servicing Integrator, Authorized System Integrator, Certified Vision Specialist, and Strategic Market Specialist for FANUC Robotics as well as a Machine Builder partner in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™ program. For more information on Schneider Packaging, contact our sales department by phone at (315) 676-3035, fax at (315) 676-2875, email sales@schneiderequip.com or visit www.schneiderequip.com.

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