Board Converting News, March 1, 2021

Supplier Reports, Part 5 (CONT’D FROM PAGE 28)


sheets or outside consultants. In 2021, this will be the num- ber one tool for our customers to have as they face chang- es along the supply chain, volumes, and customer mix. “IMPROVED BUSINESS EFFICIENCY: Businesses are seeing the benefits of leveraging integrated technology that improves timeliness and accuracy of information flow throughout the enterprise. This is where our integrated Corrugator, Converting Scheduling, and Shipment Plan- ning Software combined with Amtech Automation’s Score- Keeper Production Monitoring Solution provides the right formula of integration. Customers who have already im- plemented these solutions are finding greater utilization of machines and improved delivery commitments. Our In- telligent algorithms and automation solutions appropriate- ly balance schedules and increase efficiency at machine centers which greatly improves bottom line performance. “SYSTEM INTEGRATION: Looking forward, we are con- tinuing to develop in the areas of digital integration. With our open API structure, we offer integration with other plat- forms to enhance day-to-day workflows for our customers. Whether it is integration with Esko’s WebCenter to drive sales and design collaboration or integration between the sheet plant and sheet feeder with real-time updates, we deliver seamless connectivity enhancing operational effi- ciency and performance.” Visit . AMTECH AUTOMATION Fort Washington, Pennsylvania: Eric Nolan reports, “2020 was a challenging year for many businesses in our coun-


Advantzware provides a flexible and comprehensive sys- tem to address the business management needs of the in- dependent box business, as well as the ERP requirements of full scale packaging plants and integrated companies. With modules for estimating, scheduling, production, inven- tory and accounting, this scalable system supports packag- ing plants that produce corrugated boxes, folding cartons, point of purchase displays, assembled partitions, paper- board products, foam fabrication, as well as distribution of packaging supplies. Advantzware has been in operation for over 30 years and continually enhances our system to ad- dress the needs of the industry. AIR CONVEYING CORPORATION www.accfi Air Conveying Corporation is a recognized leader in the in- dustry of Pneumatic Conveying Systems and has been in business since 1968. As an equipment manufacturer rather than simply a sales organization, we have complete control over the quality of material and products which make up your proposed system. Our equipment is found in Printing, Folding Carton and Corrugated plants throughout the coun- try and the world. Let us build you the best Trim Removal System you ever had. Contact us today. Amtech offers the industry’s most innovative and compre- hensive corrugated and packaging ERP, integrated sched- uling software, and engineered automation technology. For over 30 years, Amtech has remained at the backbone of successful businesses from the independent box makers to the largest integrateds. We keep our customers competitive in an ever-changing economy with options such as custom- er digital storefronts and workflows, business intelligence, automated scheduling for corrugators, converting and ship- ping, proactive roll stock and inventory management, and so much more in an integrated, single vendor environment. APEX INTERNATIONAL AMTECH SOFTWARE World’s largest Anilox and Glue & Metering roll manufac- turer, providing the widest selection of corrugated engrav- ings and complementary services. Anilox engraving options available from our North American manufacturing facility include elongated 75°, 60°, 45°, plus Apex’s patented GTT technology. Glue rolls are produced with Hardened Stain- less Steel and a max TIR of 10 µ for Single, Double Facers.

try. However, the explosion of on- line shopping (and subsequent increased demand for packaging) resulted in a renewed focus on im- proving productivity and increasing uptime for many box makers. This in turn sparked a large demand for our ScoreKeeper Production Monitoring

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System, for which we installed a record number of new customers (and machine centers) across the country. “ScoreKeeper is the most cost-effective, easiest to in- stall, “out of the box” IIoT solution tailored to the packaging industry. Scorekeeper provides a real live view of current production stats alongside detailed date-range analytics of setup, run, and down time. For managers on the go, it offers an intuitive mobile application that can send alerts on a smartphone such as when a machine is down for a specified amount of time. In addition to the large TV dis- plays above machine centers, many plants are opting to put additional TV displays showing the status of multiple machines at once in areas like Maintenance, Production, and General Manager’s offices. “In 2021, we are poised to meet the demand we are already seeing from businesses who want to measure and


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