Articles & News on Packaging

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.

Global Motion Control Shipments down in First Half 2013

  • News

Global shipments for motion control products fell by 6.8% in the first half of 2013, according to the Motion Control Association (MCA), the industry’s trade group.

Manufacturing technology orders down in June

  • News

June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $426.83 million, down 5.8% from May. With a year-to-date total of $2,538.55 million, 2013 is down 5.7% compared with 2012.

InfinityQS installs ProFicient MES at Alpha Packaging

  • Case Study

Alpha Packaging deployed InfinityQS ProFicient at its St. Louis and Bethlehem, Pa., plants with the remaining five plants scheduled for rollout during the 2013 calendar year.

Manufacturing technology orders up 13.6% in May

  • News

The total was up 13.6% from April but down 7.6% when compared with the total of $465.38 million reported for May 2012. 2013 is down 6.9% compared with 2012.

Large Distribution Centers Automate with Robotic Systems Applications

  • Feature

By Thomas R. Cutler More than 80% of large (200,000+ square foot) distribution centers throughout North America and Europe are expanding automation spending in 2013-2015. The challenges for large operations include an effective turnkey solution with superior design, increased production, and reduced costs. Automation is at the heart of these solutions.