Articles & News on Packaging

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

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

Collaborative Robots Transform Industry

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

Bill Lydon: 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.

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

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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