Board Converting News, March 8, 2021

Supplier Reports, Part 6 (CONT’D FROM PAGE 36)


Huston Patterson Experience (HPx). The HPx experience is vast, including such value added services as HPx Air, the HPx Owner’s Suite, Team HPx, and more. Ultimately, HPx is a unique experience that embodies what employees and clients have come to expect from Huston Patterson.” Call (217) 429-5161. Visit . IMC BOX West Berlin, New Jersey: Brent Gohdes reports, “2020 was a challenging year for IMC Box, as it was for other

OHIO BLOW PIPE/ADVANCED AIRSYSTEMS For 85 years the Ohio Blow Pipe company and its whol- ly owned subsidiary, Advanced Airsystems, have provided the corrugated and folding carton industries with systems and products to process scrap. We engineer, fabricate, in- stall, service, provide system audits, and offer a wide range of scrap systems, dust collection systems and products to include cyclones, under roof AIR-SCREEN™ systems, pit belt systems, CLEANAIR dust collectors, Mist-Clone™ dust control systems for vacuum feeds, material handling fans, ductwork, switch valves, airveyors, balers, shredders and dust briquetters. OMP OMP helps companies facing complex planning challenges to excel, grow and thrive by offering the best digitized sup- ply chain planning solution on the market. Its Unison Plan- ning concept has a unique approach. It handles all supply chain planning challenges in a unified way, synchronizing all planning stages, horizons, functions and roles. Hundreds of customers run OMP’s cloud-based solution to generate more value by making informed decisions. OMP invests one out of every three dollars earned into innovation.

companies, but we managed to work with our customers despite various COVID restrictions to install a number of our newest Linux based Paceset- ter 3.0 retrofit set-up control system replacing 20 plus year old Paceset- ter DOS based operating systems which have entered the end-of-life

Brent Gohdes

phase for some of the onboard electronics. “Our newest Pacesetter systems were upgraded on TCY Flexos that we initially installed a Pacesetter DOS sys- tems 1996 and one in 1998. We also upgraded a Hycorr RDC that had a Pacesetter DOS installed in 1999 and up- graded a Langston LMC that we installed in 2000. All of these machines still had working Pacesetter DOS systems but owners felt it was time to upgrade to the new Pace- setter to avoid any downtime disruption due difficulties in sourcing electronic sub components that have reached end of life. We also sold several FlexoView+ replacement upgrades for Langston machines which were all plant self-installed and installed Pacesetter 3.0 on a Koppers. “Already in 2021 we are installing a new Pacesetter system on a Langston FFG replacing an upgraded SUN Automation SUNSET 2.0 set up control system and a new Pacesetter system on a Serenco FFG. We are optimistic as demand stays strong for corrugated in 2021 that our busi- ness will remain strong as aging set-up control electronics become a box makers production OEE risk. “Our current Pacesetter 3.0 design is equipped with the latest PCie hardware including higher-resolution counters and 64bit Linux operating system. We have had much success with the replacement of the Langston PanelMate IDT with over 90 FlexoView+ systems sold. “For 33 years, Intelligent Machine Control Inc., or IMC as it’s known, has been serving the boxboard market with retrofit set-up control system technology for a variety of flexo folder gluers, rotary die cutter and printer slotter OEM models. Today, IMC Box has 32 different types of ret- rofit control designs that are running in the worldwide box- board market. From Ward, Langston, Martin and EMBA to the older Hooper Swift and Staley models, we have a pro- duction tested Set-up Control replacement retrofit design. “While we are a relatively small company, most people do not know that the core design has been supplied on


We custom design, install and service air conveyed scrap and dust collection systems. Our unique APS® is smaller, lighter, and more reliable than current cyclones. Contact us to learn how the APS® System can enhance your operation.


GF PUHL designs, manufactures and installs air conveyed scrap & dust collection systems for the packaging and cor- rugated industries. With 37 years of experience, USA and International. We offer below or above roof systems featur- ing cyclones OR screen separators with real time pressure balancing for optimal dust control. High efficiency cyclones for sheet transfer exhaust systems eliminate water con- sumption and deliver dust directly to compactor or briquet- ter for low maintenance, long term sustainability and reli- ability. System audits, dust explosivity tests and dust hazard analysis (DHA’s) available. Re-manufactured balers, filters, blowers and shredders available at significant savings.



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