Articles & News on Packaging

Mexican Packaging Machinery Market Remains Strong

  • News

Firms in Mexico spent $535 million on packaging machinery imports in 2012, making their nation the world’s seventh-largest importer of packaging machinery.

Lenze releases PackML Library

  • News

Designed for machine builders and operators, the Lenze library simplifies implementation of PackML standards using ladder logic.

New Approach for Shortening Schedules and Minimizing Risk on Automation Projects

  • Feature

By Paul Hodge & Joe Bastone, Honeywell The advantages of optimized project workflow can be realized at both ends of the project schedule. The benefits are essential to ensuring control systems pose the least risk to project schedule and allow for safe, efficient and reliable plant startup and operation.

Rose Forgrove promotes Sónia Pereira to Project Manager

  • News

Pereira began as Applications Engineer for the Rose Forgrove product line at HayssenSandiacre. Pereira will oversee the technical aspects of New Product Development.

Universal’s Robot Arms Pick Packages

  • Case Study

At packaging plants in Europe, robot arms from Universal Robots use advanced force control to handle even the most fragile and delicate items, and operate with no safety guarding.

UK plastic bag Machine builders use Ethernet-based motion control

  • Case Study

Hartech Engineering and GPL Machinery built a plastic bag machine based on ABB's Ethernet Powerlink compatible motion control and an all-servomotor architecture.

Manufacturing technology orders off in July

  • News

July U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $351.21 million, down 23.6% from June and down 23.6% when compared with the total of $459.44 million reported for July 2012.

QComp signs ODT Global as rep

  • News

ODT Global will represent QComp in the Northeastern U.S.

ATS to acquire IWK

  • News

IWK Verpackungsteckni and OYSTAR IWK USA make tube filling and cartoning machinery for the pharmaceutical and personal care industries.

Peter Belden Named General Manager of PCI Rockford

  • News

Belden previously was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the Rockford site as well as heading the PCI operations in Hay-on-Wye, Wales in the United Kingdom.