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Thiele announces upcoming integration of Allen-Bradley control software on SYMACH Palletizers

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Automation Controls/Drives Palletizing Allen-Bradley control software Barry-Wehmiller BW Packaging Solutions Rockwell Automation SYMACH Palletizers Thiele Technologies

This integration innovation was designed with customers’ needs in mind.

MINNEAPOLIS—Thiele Technologies, Inc., part of Barry-Wehmiller and an industry leader in bag-filling and bag-palletizing equipment, is pleased to announce that it soon will integrate Allen-Bradley control software on SYMACH Palletizers, a Netherlands-based company Thiele acquired in March of 2014.

SYMACH Palletizers have proven to be a popular option for many existing U.S. customers, who commonly use Rockwell Automation’s Allen-Bradley control software throughout their production lines.

SYMACH’s one-of-a-kind gantry-style palletizing technology gives customers an alternative to robotic or conventional palletizing by combining both into a unique machine that creates consistently square and uniform pallets. The Allen-Bradley controls are also standard in many of Thiele’s bag-filling lines, which provide operators with the ability to use one control software/platform to manage an entire line.

“We installed a demo SYMACH Palletizer at our Minneapolis facility, and invited several new and repeat customers to see it perform in person. When asked what obstacles prevented an order, they shared that the control system/package is one of the major factors,” says Thiele product manager for bagging and palletizing Pat Hilger. “Because customer trust is so important to what we do, we took the steps to overcome those obstacles to provide a superior product that meets the demands of our customers. We listened to what they needed and made those adjustments.”

Thiele is proud to partner with long-time supplier Rockwell Automation during the innovation process and expects to release the final product to the market in the spring of 2018.

Thiele is one of a number of Barry-Wehmiller businesses represented in BW Packaging Solutions. Through its diverse capabilities, these companies can collectively provide everything from a single piece of equipment to fully integrated, tailor-made packaging line 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.

Thiele Technologies is a leader in the design, manufacture and integration of high-speed packaging solutions for a variety of industries, including the fresh and frozen food, pet food, beverage, brewery, dairy, bakery, pharmaceutical, health and beauty, chemical, horticulture, industrial goods, paper goods, medical devices, and consumer mailing and collating industries. Its complete range of end-of-line packaging machinery, which serves a broad range of global markets, includes placing, feeding, bagging, cartoning, bag- and pouch-making equipment, robotic, palletizing, reclosable packaging solutions, and case- and tray-packing equipment, as well as case- and tray-forming, erecting and sealing equipment. For more about Thiele Technologies, a part of the Barry-Wehmiller family, 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 US$2.8 billion organization with more than 11,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. Chief executive officer 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


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