After four jam-packed days AUSPACK has closed its doors for another year, and what a show it was! This year saw nearly 8,000 trade visitors, a new record for the show, and 350 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations in processing technologies and packaging solutions from around the globe.
Industry 4.0 had a big presence at this year’s show and exhibitors were backing the trend with a range of IoT-compatible solutions on display. From automated pallet labellers and fillers to dancing robots - there was something for everybody. Also included in this space was cloud technology, which we demonstrated across a range of applications in coding and data capture applications on our stand.
A key feature on the insignia stand was Domino Cloud for the Domino Ax-Series continuous inkjet printer, providing operators with an eye into their production line so they can maximise uptime through planned downtime. Watch our feature with Packaging News to find out more.
In addition to Domino Cloud, we were proud to represent cloud technology on our thermal printing, mobility and data capture display. One of the technologies we demonstrated was the Zebra Printer Profile Manager – providing operational data on connected Zebra printers to minimise printer management time and cost and maximise printer uptime.
Alongside the exhibition was the business and industry conference, Smart. Connected. Sustainable. Over two very full days a number of highly regarded speakers within the packaging and processing industry spoke on key topics that are impacting manufacturers - from a thought-provoking panel discussion on the 2025 National Packaging Waste Target to taking the leap of faith into smart packaging.
On the Wednesday night, exhibitors and visitors alike attended the APPMA Awards of Excellence Gala dinner to celebrate the best in the industry. insignia was nominated as a finalist for the Best Imported Equipment Award – for the Domino Automated Pallet Labelling System. Although we did not walk away with a win, we were honoured to be recognised as a finalist for this award.
Also present on the exhibition floor was the Insight Zone by insignia, a showcase theatre hosting free-to-attend workshops and presentations throughout the duration of the show. Included in the line up was a presentation from our own Blair Kietzmann and Andrew Wilson on Industry 4.0 and how it’s empowering businesses to make more informed decisions around labelling, coding and asset management operations. Other topics that were covered include innovations in flexible and sustainable packaging, the future of RFID, and lecture sessions hosted by RMIT University.
It’s fair to say there was always something going on at AUSPACK 2019, and the organising team did a great job in creating a very successful event for Australian packaging and processing industry. AUSPACK will return bigger and better for 2021 in Sydney. We hope to see you there!