Articles & News on Packaging

Packaging Shipments Up 6%

  • News

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

IMTS show report

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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.

PMMI Purchases Summit Media Group

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PMMI now owns Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging and Contract Packaging magazines.

Manufacturing Technology Orders Down in July

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July U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $354.63 million, down 11.5% from June and down 1.4% when compared with the total of $359.70 million reported for July 2013.

More plastic bottles coming our way!

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The beverage packaging industry in North America is expected to reach $26.3 billion in 2015, with plastic bottles leading the way in popularity, according to PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

How to Lower Your Integration Time and Costs

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By Greg Hood, Rockwell Automation In end-user facilities that heavily rely on legacy equipment, the right line-integration system can provide real-time insights to prevent and diagnose production issues.

Test Equipment Leverages Smart Phones & Cloud Computing

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By Bill Lydon, Editor Fluke recently introduced Fluke Connect, a system which allows maintenance technicians to wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to their smart phones. There is a lot of hype about the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing. To date, from what I have seen on the market, Fluke Connect is the most useful, productivity-increasing industry solution based on these technologies.

Kollmorgen automates blister packaging machine in India

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Kollmorgen supplied a motion control automation solution to IMA PG for their PG Express blister packaging machine.

Automated barrier doors protect employees at Rubbermaid Commercial Products shipping facility

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Although it was a more costly option initially, the automated barrier door was clearly the best choice for protecting employees, minimizing downtime and keeping long-term maintenance costs low.

Opening Doors to Automation

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By Keith Schmitz, Rytec High Performance Doors At MINOR’S food processing plant in Cleveland a forklift picks up a bin of their product and carries it into the next room. Unlike most facilities the forklifts here never take a break because there is no one sitting in the driver’s seat.