Automation & Software

The technological and social revolutions of the past few decades have completely reshaped industry. The food packaging and palletising industry is no exception. Read more

The reliable labelling of pallets is not only vital for smooth operations in many industries, such as transport, logistics and shipping companies, but is sometimes even a legal requirement. Read more

At Hannover Messe, Tetra Pak announced the launch of its connected packaging platform, the "factory of the future", harnessing the potential of digital technology, and a collaboration on an energy assessment programme with ABB. Read more

In this week’s video news round-up, we look at Tetra Pak’s new connected packaging platform, find out the latest from the much-anticipated Green Fiber paper bottle project, and gather the reactions from various industry bodies to the European Par Read more

We must continuously innovate – or someone else will. Everywhere we can see how 21st century computing power has driven innovation and reduced costs – but not everywhere in the plastics industry, as David Russell reports. Read more

Elitron has unveiled AGILA – its newest compact  cutting plotter – at Sign Expo in Budapest, Hungary. Read more

Integrating Industry 4.0 systems has numerous benefits for packaging lines, particularly when it comes to data capture. Victoria Hattersley talks to Jasper Joosten, Global Key Account Manager at Cama Group. Read more

Tetra Pak has announced the launch of its connected packaging platform, which the company says will transform milk and juice cartons into interactive information channels, full-scale data carriers and digital tools. Read more

Submissions to the most serious, rigorous and prestigious international competition for sustainability in packaging open today until 20 May. Read more

At Hannover Messe 2019, Tetra Pak has unveiled its “factory of the future” where digital technology revolutionises the way food manufacturing plants operate. Read more

Tetra Pak has announced it is developing an energy assessment programme in collaboration with ABB to help food and beverage producers lower their environmental impact and cut costs. Read more

SICK has reinvented the lightgrid as a versatile “light chain” of cascading photoelectric sensors. The FlexChain detection system is a new way of configuring light grids that offers freedom for automated print and packaging machinery. Read more

MultiFreshTM is one of the core themes of this year's IFFA presence by MULTIVAC. Read more

What is next for digitization and Industry 4.0? Five questions for Dr.-Ing. Matthias Schopp, head of Engineering Systems at KHS in Bad Kreuznach in Germany. Read more

With the innovative Dymond D side shooter and a new edition of the Dymond S, Minebea Intec is now offering a modernised portfolio of premium products for horizontal X-ray inspection. Read more

Given the increasingly volatile political and economic environment, manufacturers understand the need to plan for uncertainty and find ways of maximising efficiency in the way they run their operations Read more

Packaging Europe is delighted to announce its partnership with FachPack 2019 to host the fifth annual Sustainability Awards in Nürnberg, Germany on 25 September 2019. Read more

IFFA is opening its doors to the meat industry on 4-9 May 2019 and will feature exhibitors specialising in inspection such as Eagle Product Inspection, Ishida Europe and Fortress Technology Europe. Read more

Elisabeth Skoda looks at the ways in which Industry 4.0 and smart solutions have helped companies become more energy efficient and keep track of what happens at their production sites. Read more

By autumn 2019, BBC Cellpack Packaging will expand its production site in Illfurth, France, with state-of-the-art ultrasonic technology for the manufacture of resealable stand-up pouches for baby food, beverages and cosmetics. Read more

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