The 2021 Pack Expo brought the world’s top packaging and processing professionals together for three jam-packed days of learning, networking and special exhibits. This year’s event was held in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada and the resorts, casinos and nightlife weren’t the only things bringing the excitement to the desert city. Our LINC Systems’ team explored dedicated pavilions that highlighted innovative solutions, engaged in free education sessions and toured dozens of supplier exhibits. Blown away by the ingenuity and creativity of all the booths, we had to share with you what we considered the best of the best.
The top ten exhibits were chosen by the LINC Systems team and based on strict criteria that included:
- Aesthetics and Equipment Featured
- Sales Team Representation
- Take Away Materials
- Attendees per Booth
LINC’s Top 10 Packaging and Processing Supplier Exhibits at 2021 Pack Expo
10th Place: Brenton Engineering
Brenton Engineering is a global leader in designing and manufacturing integrated end of line packaging systems and machines, specializing in case packing and palletizing using both robotics and other automation. They specialize in case packers, palletizers, depalletizers and integrated systems.
What impressed us: Their 3-D Interactive CAD drawings were an eye catcher. You could visually see all of the Promach equipment laid out in a plant line.
9th Place: Shuttleworth
Shuttleworth manufactures robust integrated product and material handling solutions, utilizing extraordinary, custom technology to solve your global automation needs. They specialize in slip-torque roller surface, wrapper and case packer feeding, accumulation and buffering and frame designs.
What impressed us: Shuttleworth has top-of-the-line conveyance solutions and the Star Roller Surface Conveyor was no different. The Star Roller was in full operation and demonstrated the delicate customizable type of conveyor specific to the paper industry. Watch this oddly satisfying video.
8th Place: Texwrap
Texwrap designs and manufactures fully automatic systems for shrink wrapping, shrink bundling and E-commerce. Specializes in l-seal wrappers, side seal wrappers, vertical seal wrappers and lap seal wrappers.
What impressed us: This booth was full of the Texwrap sales team, ready to greet us and talk about all their shrink bundling capabilities.
7th Place Tie: Colamark
Colamark is a pharmaceutical packaging solution provider of labeling, syringe equipment, cartoning and packaging systems, blister forming, filling and sealing machines, tablet counters and track and trace solutions. Click here to see their labeling system in slow motion.
What impressed us: We were greeted by the sales team immediately and we were blown away by their labeling system that labeled 1,000 of the smallest vials per minute. This system is big in the Life Sciences Industry and simply incredible to watch.
7th Place Tie: Shurtape Technologies
Shurtape Technologies is a leading manufacturer and marketer of adhesive tape and consumer home and office products with facilities around the globe. Shurtape serves numerous markets, including DIY home products, industrial and MRO, building and construction, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, automotive, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, graphic arts, sound control, medical and retail.
What impressed us: We were greeted by a great sales team and they showed us their NEW patented folding tape machine which reinforces the tape and prevents breakage.
6th Place: Robopac
Robopac is the leader in stretch and shrink packaging equipment, such as pallet wrappers, case packers, palletizers, and case equipment solutions. They are the world’s largest secondary packaging equipment company and offers the largest line of configurable machinery to stretch wrap, pack, palletize, erect, and seal any product in the food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, dairy, distribution and most other industries.
What impressed us: The Robopac Robot S7 certainly brought in the visitors. It wrapped bulk and mixed loads and moved around the loads with ease, versus a turntable or arm.
5th Place: Wexxar Bel
Wexxar Bel is a leader in case and tray forming and sealing solutions. Wexxar Bel excels in customized solutions to maximize throughput in a variety of applications. They specialize in case form pack and seal systems, case formers, case erectors, case sealers and IPAK tray former systems.
What impressed us: The Wexxar Bel sales team was so energetic and there were so many helpful team members available to discuss all of their solutions! They had a full line of case erecting, forming, sealing and taping equipment on display.
4th Place: FoxJet
FoxJet is known for its industrial inkjet printers and high-quality case coding systems, providing case coder marking and labeling systems through distributor partners in your neighborhood for local sales and service support. Check out this video on FoxJet's Marksman ELITE, a flexible stand-alone industrial controller capable of operating two production lines simultaneously and up to four printheads.
What impressed us: The sales team was top notch and we learned about some exciting new secret technology they have been working on!
3rd Place Tie: Hamrick Manufacturing
Hamrick Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer in end of line packaging equipment, specializing in case packers and tray packers. Hamrick also builds a line of case erectors, drop packers, pick and placers, robotic applications, case sealers and uncasers to help customers find solutions for almost any application.
What impressed us: The booth featured their 600D-S Servo Case Packer for the first time ever, along with some robotic palletizing options from Fanuc Corporation. They also had great seating, which was really important as we were getting tired from all the excitement!
3rd Place Tie: Orion Packaging Systems
Orion Packaging Systems is an industry leading stretch wrapping and pallet unitizing machinery manufacturer of automatic and semi-automatic stretch wrapping equipment, including specialty stretch wrapping systems, orbital stretch wrapping systems, rotary turntables, rotary towers and horizontal wrapping systems.
What impressed us: We were able to see a demonstration of the NEW S Carriage on the Pallet Wrapper!
2nd Place: Wulftec
Wulftec’s innovative and reliable equipment portfolio includes stretch wrapping and strapping automations, pallet handling and conveying for a variety of containment challenges. They specialize in stretch wrapping, strapping, pallet handling and load containment solutions.
What impressed us: We were able to meet their incredible team and talk through some roping capabilities on increasing containment.
1st Place: nVenia (Arpac)
nVenia provides integrated primary, secondary and end of line packaging solutions focused on quality, durability and innovation. nVenia brings Duravant packaging leaders Arpac, Hamer-Fischbein, and Ohlson Packaging together to create next-level packaging equipment integration and innovation.
What impressed us: We met the sales team and marketing team and talked through shrink bundling projects and equipment. They also served water and had some great snacks!
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