Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Latest and Greatest at IPB

Well it’s that time of year when the summer weather starts to cool off; the kids are back to school, and the fall season of tradeshows ramp up.   As much as I have a hard time being away from home and work, I do enjoy seeing the newest technology in the packaging industry.

This year our very own Jeff Brooks, Operations Manager and Brad Orchard, Diecutting and Finishing Area leader went to Chicago’s Print’13 show.  This was promising trip; we have been on the hunt for new quality enhancing equipment and Masterworks (Automatic Sheet Inspection Machine Manufacture) was going showcase their carton inspection system at the show.   Both Brad and Jeff were amazed at the functionality of the machine, and we decided to purchase it and have it delivered and installed at IPB by end of September.

As suppliers to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, we recognize that we need to upgrade our capacities in the inspection area and up until this year; there wasn’t anything on the market that would perform the way we needed it to.  But alas, the time has arrived and we are expecting the delivery of our newest inspection system.  The system will scan each box and compare it to our customer approved PDF.  It’s quite amazing!  This machine runs at a very high speed, separates the good product from the bad.  And from what we know, it’s a first for Canada!

As I write this blog today, I am sitting in an airport in Germany. We are here to look at new printing presses. We haven’t decided exactly what we are getting yet, but I am amazed at the technology that can be done during the printing process. I have met some brilliant and inspirational people on my travels – what makes this more exciting for me is that we are bringing all of this knowledge back to IPB to enhance our own facility.
Good things are a comin’!  I can hardly wait to announce the next purchase! 

Stay tuned for more information on these exciting new pieces of equipment.  

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