Articles & News on Packaging

Beckhoff Growth Continues with New NA Headquarters

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By Bill Lydon, Editor On May 30, 2013, I attended the grand opening of Beckhoff Automation’s new $8 million North American headquarters. The facility features a training center, an ESD-protected PC repair center, and a building automation system based on Beckhoff‘s own hardware and software.

Automation Equipment Market Growing

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The market for industrial automation equipment will grow 6.2 percent this year to approximately $170 billion, helped in part by the recovery of global manufacturing in the first quarter, according to IHS.

Manufacturing technology orders level off for April

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$372.50 million in orders were down 26.6% from March and down 12.6% when compared with the total of $426.44 million reported for April 2012.

Empowering Users to Create Information Dashboards

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By Bill Lydon, Editor Over the last two years, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) UK Petrochemicals has empowered users to create custom dashboards based on Excel spreadsheet data and calculations using software from Sabisu. The software enables people to organize their data around "Communities" related to areas of interest.

Europe needs more Packaging Machinery says Frost & Sullivan

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The high standard of living in Europe has popularised packaged goods, including packaged food, beverages, toiletries and cosmetics, thereby spurring demand for packaging machinery in the region.

AMT opens Sao Paulo Technology Center

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The AMT Sao Paulo Technology Center in Brazil lets AMT members establish operations within Brazil, build relationships and explore the market’s potential.

Management's View of Automation – Focus of Improvements

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By Bill Lydon, Editor Part 3 - A survey conducted by pharmaceutical companies identified that more than half of the companies felt automation was meeting operational goals. The panel then outlined the areas for improvement in automation over the next 5-10 years.

Thinking Outside the Box

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By Bill Lydon, Editor At PackExpo there were two innovations that really stood out as representing “thinking outside the box” creative solutions - one was Adaptive Robotic Tooling by FESTO and the other was the XTS Linear Carrier System by Beckhoff Automation.

Siemens automates Coca-Cola

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Coca Cola Enterprise and Siemens are embarking on a process of standardisation of automation and controls.

B&R adds Machine Control Group as distributor in Missouri

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Machine Control Group, an engineering focused solution provider, will represent B&R Automation in Missouri, Arkansas, and western Tennessee.