Articles & News on Packaging

Multivac uses remote service to keep packaging machines running

  • Case Study

Multivac packaging machines work in multi-shift operation up to seven days a week. Diagnostic data requested via remote service provides insight into the machine status at all times. An mGuard security appliance protects the VPN.

Industrial Machinery Market to Double Growth in 2014

  • News

The demand for machines in sectors such as agriculture, packaging, materials handling and machine tools will push revenues to $1.6 trillion this year, up from $1.5 trillion in 2013.

Thiele Technologies acquires Symach Palletizers

  • News

Symach Palletizers, based in Terneuzen, The Netherlands, supplies end-of-line palletizing and load-securing technology.

Manufacturers moving to Mexico

  • News

Mexican manufacturers are the second-largest importers of U.S. packaging and processing machinery, because companies like Nestlé and PepsiCo are expanding manufacturing operations there.

AP Dataweigh Celebrates 20th anniversary

  • News

Established in 1994, AP Dataweigh is an American manufacturer of in-motion checkweigher machinery.

Schneider Electric's Integration of Invensys

  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor With this acquisition, Schneider Electric significantly enhanced its position to serve the process industries and now has a complete portfolio of products to serve the entire industrial and process automation industry. This article highlights a few key aspects of the integration of the two companies.

Weiss rotary indexing tables automate recyclable binding system

  • Case Study

Kugler-Womako in Germany is using TR750 rotary indexing tables in its EcoBinder paper-based binding system.

Servo drive boosts speed of friction feeders for packaging

  • Case Study

Metronix's smart drive has allowed Pfankuch to increase the speed of its friction feeder by 50% while also doubling the positioning accuracy.

November Manufacturing Technology Orders up 20% over last year

  • News

November U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $437.79 million, up 0.6% from October and up 20.7% when compared with the total of $362.63 million reported for November 2012.

2014 U.S. Economic Forecast: More of the same

  • News

Economic analyst for the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) says the U.S. appears to be headed down an economic path similar to that of 2013. Oh, Lordy.