BW Container Systems to take Pack Expo 2016 attendees “Behind the Curtain”

Sep 19, 2016

ROMEOVILLE, Ill — Sept. 19, 2016 — At Pack Expo 2016, attendees will get the opportunity to see a bit of the wizardry of BW Container Systems’ robotic technology.

BW Container Systems is one of a number of Barry- Wehmiller companies represented in BW Packaging Solutions. These companies can collectively provide a single piece of equipment to fully-integrated, tailor-made packaging solutions for a wide range of industries, including: food and beverage, personal care, container manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medical devices, household products, paper products and textiles, industrial and automotive, and converting, printing and publishing.

In booth #S-2100 at Pack Expo 2016, November 6-9, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, BW Container Systems will provide an interactive experience with a groundbreaking collaborative robot. “Behind the Curtain” will allow show goers to get up close and personal with a LBR iiwa robot supplied by KUKA robotics. A video wall will also let visitors view case studies of some of BW Container Systems’ most innovative systems. With over 250 robotic installations in 13 countries around the world, BW Container Systems is one of the industry’s largest and most respected suppliers of robotic solutions.

Additionally, BW Container Systems will exhibit its AdaptA Mini-Buffer in an innovative packaging loop. The AdaptA Series offers efficiency-enhancing buffering, accumulation, as well as pressure-less line controls. The AdaptA ML Series is ideal for non-round, odd-shaped containers. This flat, multi-lane system features first-in, first-out product flow, pressure-less accumulation throughout with high speed capability and is scalable, easy to access and operate. The ML Series uses two small buffers for its unique operation and this buffering technology can also be used in a separate distinctive solution, the AdaptA MB Series. The MB Series is a new and enhanced way to convey product while providing buffering capabilities. Ideal for non-round containers, the MB also handles rounds at high speeds with virtually no changeover. Both the ML and MB are available in a variety of layout configurations custom fit to production lines, and the floor level construction improves safety and reduces product damage versus vertical, spiral accumulators.

BW Packaging Solutions encompasses a number of Barry-Wehmiller businesses – Accraply, BW Container Systems, Design Group, Hayssen Flexible Systems, Paper Converting Machine Company, Pneumatic Scale Angelus, Synerlink and Thiele Technologies. At Pack Expo 2016 in booth S-2100, BW Packaging Solutions will host a “Packaging Challenge” forum and special appearances by Barry-Wehmiller CEO Bob Chapman, who recently released his book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring For Your People Like Family. 


BW Container Systems is a global packaging solutions firm with four manufacturing facilities and over 500 team members worldwide. It serves clients in the food, beer and beverage, wine and spirits, personal care, pharmaceutical, and household products industries. Its complete range of machinery and integrated packaging solutions include, but are not limited to, automated can end and product handling systems, advanced conveyance technology, robotic automation, palletizers, rotary case packers, depalletizers, warmers, coolers, pasteurizers, change parts, used packaging equipment and end-of-line packaging solutions. The company is comprised of some of the leading brand names in the industry, Ambec, CBI, Fleetwood and Goldco-Wyard. These teams form a dynamic group of packaging professionals with decades of application experience. For more information, go to


Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2+ billion organization with 11,000-plus team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. CEO Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his new book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. To learn more, go to