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High Speed Packaging and the Benefits of Simulation

Companies with high speed processes, like packaging and bottling operations have long-benefited from simulation.  In recent years, the technology to support these types of operations has advanced significantly.  With these advances comes an even greater need for simulation to support design and operating decisions.

In this issue we share some insights into how simulation can be used to drive more value from high-speed operations, like packaging.

Featured Article:

Simulation and the Future of Packaging

By Jon Santavy


Rockwell Automation is driving advancement in manufacturing with new products like iTrack and MagneMotion.  With these improvements in technology comes an even greater opportunity for simulation to help companies understand the value and implications of these advances.

Featured Case Study:

Simulating High-Speed Bottling Lines



PepsiAmericas uses Arena to design and test bottling line prior to installation.

Consultants Corner:

High Speed Process Modeling with the Packaging Template

By Darrell Starks


The Packaging Template can significantly reduce modeling time because it has constructs that have been specifically designed to address high-speed systems.

Tips and Tricks:

How to Model Pucks

By Gail Kenny

Sometimes, a high speed packaging line must handle products that need to be stabilized during movement. A common solution is to place the product into a puck, or carrier, during conveyance through the line operations.

Issue 6 | April 2016

Upcoming Events

Arena Academic Symposium

July 11-14, 2016

We are pleased to announce the dates for our 3rd annual Academic Symposium in Austin, TX.  This event is open to all professors and instructors who teach Arena.

Registration is now open!

Learn More about Academic Symposium



Upcoming Training Dates

Arena Public Training

Jun 14-17, 2016
Aug 2-5, 2016
Sep 20-23, 2016

Austin, TX
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