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Jan 16, 2023

Fluid Power Forum recently hosted an education program at PACK EXPO, the large trade show for the processing and packaging industry. Our event focused on Advanced Pneumatic Solutions for Packaging Machines. We know that pneumatics is a reliable and cost-effective technology for many core actuated functions on those machines. But it is becoming even more indispensable through its integration with smart sensors and network connectivity, and now it can provide new capabilities from reduced energy consumption to preventative and predictive maintenance.

We had three great presenters from three pneumatic companies, each showcasing the latest technologies that are bringing these benefits to packaging and other industrial machine manufacturers. One of those presenters was Frank Langro, the Director of Product Market Management for Pneumatic Automation at Festo, and what follows is a recording of the presentation he gave at our PACK EXPO session.

If you want to follow along with Frank’s slides, we’ve put links in the show notes that will allow you to watch along with a video we’ve created, where we’ve done our best to sync up Frank’s recording with his slides. Either is a good resource for you, but I’m sure you’ll also find value in just listening to the recording. Frank’s presentation was titled “Smart Pneumatics for Packaging Equipment."

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