Linear servo motor technology continues to find its way into more and more packaging machines these days, so it was no surprise to see it featured by some of the exhibitors at the recent PACK EXPO International 2018 in Chicago. One such exhibitor is covered here. Italy’s Makro is exploring the use of ACOPOStrak from B&R Industrial Automation. Makro is a relative newcomer to the packaging machinery scene, having been launched about nine years ago. But management obviously has been paying close attention to emerging technologies that might be leveraged. Electronics Designer Simone Marcantoni puts it this way: “We’ve been watching ACOPOStrak coming out of development, so when B&R asked if we had any ideas about implementing it in our machines, the concept we came up with is C Leap. That is what we demonstrated at PACK EXPO.” Making this concept even more intriguing is that it integrates a pair of ACOPOStrak circuits, one directly over the other. The bottom one holds platforms on which the bottles rest. The top one holds the tops of the bottles and applies the downward pressure that holds each bottle firmly on its platform as the bottles are carried past label applic...