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Sustainability Awards 2018 sponsor Rockwell Automation explains how harnessing the efficiencies from automation and the data from connected machines can drive improvements in the environmental performance of plants, supply chains and enterprises more

ROVEMA present their new BVC 145 TwinTube machine, another solution for the packaging of confectionery and snacks within the smallest of spaces. more

Thanks to open interfaces and proprietary software, modern strapping machines can be integrated in larger production lines and controlled centrally. more

Omron Corp. has announced the global launch of the TM series collaborative robot family to realize an innovative manufacturing environment where humans and machines work in harmony. more

During the AIPIA Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association) congress held last month in Amsterdam, one message became very clear: Both the AIPIA President and its Chief Executive emphasized that there has been a major change. more

Based on numerous automation and IT standards and offering the option to pre-process data internally, Rexroth’s new PLC system ILC makes integrating machines into the Internet of Things (IoT) easier. more

Like many other industries, the packaging sector constantly adapts to market requirements. Changes are being influenced by factors such as regulation, skills shortages and digital transformation. more

With greater market segmentation and personalization, the number of products and labels is growing. Finding ways to optimize time to market is a critical component that directly affects revenue. more

Libby White caught up with Eef de Ferrante, director of the World Congress on Active & Intelligent Packaging, in anticipation of the event held on 19-20 November 2018 in Amsterdam. more

With a ceremonial laying of the foundation stone together with 60 invited guests, the construction of the new assembly hall, measuring 3.300 m², has started. more

At this year's SPS IPC Drives show, November 27-29 in Nuremberg, Germany, Mitsubishi Electric will present a variety of technologies for enabling digital transformation in manufacturing. more

NiceLabel has announced the launch of the world’s first public cloud label management system, developed to allow businesses to rapidly digitally transform their factory and warehouse labelling process. more

At Scanpack in Gothenburg Jon Bagiu introduces FlexLink's automation technologies for the food industry, driven by food safety, shorter lead times and reduced floor space. more

Rockwell Automation and PTC has announced that they have launched FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, powered by PTC, a software suite that enables companies to optimise their industrial operations and enhance productivity. more

Minebea Intec is offering a new, innovative enhancement to its successful load cell PR 6201: The load cell Inteco is available now and provides customers from various industries with a significantly extended range of possibilities more

Anti-counterfeit measures through product serialisation laws triggered the significant transformation of the healthcare industry, turning regulatory compliance into the top priority in 2018. more

Where did this product come from? It is a simple question that is fuelling a new era of fully transparent and traceable products. Consumers want to buy healthy, quality food that they can trust. more

Omron has opened a new Robotic Innovation Lab at the company’s UK headquarters in Milton Keynes. Elisabeth Skoda speaks to the company's marketing manager Dan Rossek to find out more. more

Esko will show Scanpack visitors how they can deliver shorter turnaround times while maintaining high quality and increasing profitability with its Packaging Connected approach. more

Kite Packaging, a UK packaging supplier has introduced new low profile additions to its machine range. more

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