Articles & News on Packaging

Robot use increases more than 27% in 2014

  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor According to IFR, more than 220,000 robots were sold globally in 2014. The automotive industry is still the strongest, followed by the electronics industry. But there are many more applications in other industries that are just starting to grow, particularly with new small, safe, and collaborative robots.

BW Container Systems promotes Richard Cranston to Managing Director

  • News

Cranston began his career with Barry-Wehmiller Design Group in 1998 and joined the BW Container Systems executive team in 2007.

January Manufacturing Technology Orders Off

  • News

January U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $341.17, down 32.9% from December’s $508.57 million.

MAC Solutions provides packaging company with remote access support

  • Case Study

Proseal UK is now able to securely access, diagnose and quickly resolve issues on its tray sealing machines located anywhere in the world, via secure Broadband connections.

Manufacturing Technology Orders up 3.1% in 2014

  • News

U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $506.89 million, up 32.7% from November and up 4.7% when compared with the total of $484.08 million reported for December 2013.

Rock-Tenn and MWV to merge

  • News

The two packaging companies will form an unnamed company that will have combined net sales of $15.7 billion.

Synerlink Names John Koke as US General Manager

  • News

Koke will be based out of Synerlink’s new U.S. office in Duncan, SC, sharing a facility with Synerlink’s sister company, Hayssen Packaging Systems

PLCopen publishes packaging standards

  • News

PLCopen and OPC Foundation created an open standards ecosystem that simplifies the communications of packaging machines with other plant systems and the business enterprise.

Packaging Shipments Up 6%

  • News

U.S. packaging machinery shipments increased by 6 percent, to $7.9 billion, in 2013.

IMTS show report

  • News

IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 was the fourth largest IMTS in history and the largest six-day show ever with registration of 114,147 representing 112 countries.