Articles & News on Packaging

Thermal imaging camera solves moisture/temperature requirement

  • Case Study

Michelsen Packaging used a Process Sensors PSC-450 Surveyor Thermal Imaging Camera for monitoring and controlling moisture in molded tray production.

ASCO Announces 2016 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships

  • News

ASCO will award two $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students, provide $1,000 grants to their college’s engineering departments, and host the students at “The Amazing Packaging Race” at PACK EXPO International in 2016.

Universal Robotics supplies Artificial Intelligence to DePeuter Packaging

  • News

Flexible robotic packaging systems combine Universal’s Neocortex artificial intelligence platform with DPPS’ process control expertise using Yaskawa Motoman robots.

Siemens drives Sealed Air converting lines

  • Case Study

Sealed Air increased the production speed of the Jiffy-Lite paper-sleeve, laminated bubble wrap mailers by using Siemens Sinamics V20, Sinamics S120 AC drives and Simotion motion controllers.

Endress+Hauser signs Eastern Controls as rep

  • News

Eastern Controls is now the E+H rep for the Mid-Atlantic area – Metropolitan New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

Bonfiglioli motors spin Technowrapp pallet wrapper

  • Case Study

Technowrapp’s Runner Arm can wrap 136 pallets/hour with 10 turns per pallet, stabilising a pallet with just 76 grams of stretch wrap film.

Emerson Industrial supplies Unidrive M drives to Render Technology

  • Case Study

Before the implementation of Unidrive M, Render’s machines were able to deliver 25 or 26 cycles per minute. Since adopting Unidrive M, the business has seen returns of 30 cycles per minute.

A New Way to Move Products

  • Feature

By Oliver Haya and Erik Myers, Rockwell Automation Manufacturers and packaging contractors are constantly striving to locate a cost-effective and flexible way to increase productivity in their packaging operations, while also economizing their floor space. Traditional linear moving systems rarely meet all the criteria. The intelligent modular track systems offer greater flexibility and energy efficiency, and lower operating and maintenance costs.

PMMI promotes Andrew Dougherty to Vice President

  • News

Dougherty, who joined the staff in 2012, spearheads member engagement and recruitment efforts.

Collaborative Robots Transform Industry

  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor I am convinced that collaborative robots are the highest impact automation development to improve manufacturing since the assembly line. If this development follows the cost performance trends of past developments, like PCs, we at the beginning of a new revolution.