Packaging design

Packaging Industry Creatives are Thinking Out of the Box

Isn’t it ironic that the term ‘thinking out of the box‘ is so overused nowadays that it is practically a red flag for tired  and unimaginative ideas?

There is still an industry for which thinking out of the box is highly relevant and meaningful though – the packaging industry. Never have the creatives had so much free rein to design the perfect visual representation of their consumer product. Modern packaging materials have a flexibility and durability that would have been unthinkable just a decade ago and the sophisticated printing and production machines can shape boxes and containers into any imaginable form.

Laser Targeted Product Recall

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Digital Printing - Nutella

Digital Printing Taking Over

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Digital printing is exploding, and savvy brands are already on it. Digital has been the most rapidly growing area in the print market for years, according to Smithers Pira analysts, averaging an annual growth rate of 9.2 percent in value and 5.9 percent by volume from 2009 to 2015. FoodProductionDaily outlines the top features that ensure digital printing is likely to continue its movement toward domination.

Goes with Anything

Digital is versatile enough to print on everything from traditional cardboard boxes to newfangled fabrics, synthetics and substrates. Advanced digital presses can even print on Read more

Global Trade Item Number (GTIN)

What is a GTIN?

The CPG industry has a paramount interest in manufacturing food safe products. In order to stay in the game, complying with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires supply chain modifications to meet new track and trace requirement of food source and manufacturing conditions. Most companies are employing an industry code called a GTIN, This identifer, when combined with PACKprint, automates compliance as well as provides additional benefits.

What’s a GTIN?
GTIN stands for Global Trade Item Number, and it refers to a number that distinctly identifies products or items as they travel move through the necessary channels. GTINs can Read more

Control Panel Fabrication

Custom Control Panel FabricationFASTechnology Group (FASTech) has over 25 years experience in both engineering and manufacturing custom control panels in industries such as food and beverage, chemical, printing, packaging, automotive and utility. Whether your panels are pre-designed or require the assistance of a professional design engineer, FASTech will exceed your control panel fabrication project requirements.

FASTech applies the latest in control technology and can offer suggestions for minimizing panel space requirements while improving control efficiency and maintainability.

Since 1996, FASTech has been an approved UL panel provider by UL Industrial Control Panel Manufacturer # E186877.

Approved to provide Industrial Control Panels for:

    • General Use (Covers 99% of all FASTech provided industrial control panels today)
    • Specialized Applications Noted:
        • Metalworking Machining
        • Plastics Machinery
        • Flame Control
        • Power Press Control

FASTech also provides CE declared panels upon request.  See a few example panels below…

Industrial Automation Field Install On-Site Services

CONTROLLERS_4500FASTechnology Group’s maintains a truly ‘Global’ attitude toward customer service and technology development.

This global approach is evident through applications across the United Sates, and at international project sites such as Japan, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, Australia, and Mexico. Our ability to provide CE and UL certified systems with the backing of our key technology service providers gives our clients additional piece of mind that they have chosen the best systems integrator for the project.

With an installed base of systems throughout Fortune 100 clients and small businesses alike, we have the ability and expertise to develop turn-key solutions for your industrial automation needs, whatever the industry.

Industrial Automation Technology

The bottom line is that if you allow FASTech automation experts to tackle your toughest production and automation challenges, you can have the freedom to focus your resources on your core business activity, “doing what you do best.” Contact us today to learn how automation technology can be applied to your manufacturing operation to not only help you maximize your growth potential and decrease your costs, but to also help you finalize those projects that may have been on hold for lack of resources. We look forward in assisting you to maintain the competitive edge!

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