January 23, 2013 – Polytron’s David Hettesheimer, PE, PMP, was published in Control Engineering’s System Integration column. The article Motion Control: Product Handling, Re-Feeder Challenges explores the use of adjacent machines in difficult packaging scenarios. Two closely coupled machines can each falter from each other’s stumbles. Even a high-speed processing line for continuous process food products can significantly be impacted by packaging equipment issues down the line. Solutions discussed: appropriate buffering, corrective orienting and re-feeder equipment keep production efficient and cost effective.