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Digital twins have been one of the major technology innovations in recent years. A digital twin is a virtual replica of a physical system, process or product. Read more

The new Allen-Bradley 42AF RightSight M30 photoelectric sensor from Rockwell Automation is the latest addition to the smart sensing portfolio. Read more

Husky Injection Molding Systems hosted a one-day event at its EMEA headquarters in Dudelange, Luxembourg to officially unveil its digital, state-of-the-art Next Generation Operating Model (NGOM). Read more

Our writers share their predictions for the trends that will define the coming year in food and drink packaging. Read more

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Protective packaging specialists, Pregis Limited, will be introducing the availability of Sharp® bagging solutions at packaging events across Europe this coming Spring. Read more

Major intralogistics trade show LogiMAT takes place in Stuttgart on 19-21 February 2019. Elisabeth Skoda catches up with LogiMAT’s project director Michael Ruchty to find out more about what to expect in the industry in 2019. Read more

Digital technology increases impulse heat sealing productivity with the new E-Type from Hacona Read more

From 12 – 14 March 2019, the converting industry will gather for the 11th edition of ICE Europe, the exhibition for Paper, Film & Foil Converting, at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. Read more

With food and beverage manufacturers facing a new level of production challenges, SIG has developed Plant 360 Controller – a new digital monitoring and control solution to optimize every angle of filling plant operations. Read more

Many food manufacturers consider digitisation will have a huge role to play in the future of the food sector – but the majority still see a number of hurdles that need to be overcome in order to maximise the opportunity. Read more

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Kiefel introduces the latest developments on its Thermorunner KTR 5.1 Speed cup forming machine. Suited to both mass production and in niche products; intelligent technology combines forming quality with high production speeds. Read more

The European e-commerce market for food and beverages was valued at €15.06 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at an average rate of 11.3% per year. Read more

Pascal Laborde introduces Tecma Aries' ultra-flexible Industry 4.0 end of line capabilities, including a new case packing solution powered by Rockwell Automation's iTRAK® Read more

Growing demand for functional packaging of fresh produce that is suited for automation has prompted StePac L.A. Ltd. to tailor its branded range of Xtend® Modified Atmosphere/Modified Humidity (MA/MH) packaging solutions Read more

Arden Software has launched an enhanced product to inspect the quality of Braille on packaging. Read more

Solutions to help fruit growers and processors deal with some of the sector’s latest global packing challenges will be the theme of the Proseal stand at Fruit Logistica 2019. Read more

Growing demand for functional packaging of fresh produce that is suited for automation has prompted StePac L.A. Ltd. to tailor its branded range of Xtend® Modified Atmosphere/Modified Humidity (MA/MH) packaging solutions Read more

OAL has announced the formal launch of the world’s first artificial intelligence-based vision system, APRIL Eye, for date code verification. Read more

At ICE Europe, which will take place from 12 to 14 March in Munich, Erhardt+Leimer will present new and proven products from the sector of measuring and automation technology for the converting industry. Read more

Tata Global Beverages has successfully brought its new Tetley fruit tea product line to market, following a six-figure investment in a bespoke secondary packaging machine for its flagship UK plant. Read more

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