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Mass Producing Individualized Products

Posted January 11, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

This newsletter recently highlighted the rise of personalized packaging, focusing on advances in digital printing of containers and labels. But the individualization trend goes deeper than packages - to customized products for each customer or customer group. As leading-edge technology permits printing of ultra small batches of containers, it also enables varying product formulas on the same production line. This video details how Siemens and Optima use RFID tags, servo synchronization, and motion control software to produce unlimited perfume scents in a single production run, tailoring formulas as tightly as a batch of one, without having to shutdown and restart for new variations.


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