Articles & News on Packaging

Empowering Users to Create Information Dashboards

  • Case Study

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

  • News

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

  • News

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

  • Feature

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

  • Feature

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

  • News

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

  • News

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

U.S. manufacturing technology orders: Best year since 1996

  • News

December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $499.43 million according to AMT, the highest order total in 13 years.

Art to Part Manufacturing Shift

  • Feature

Automation.com, January 2013 By Bill Lydon, Editor Art to Part has been a vision since the 1970's to have a holistic computer aided product design to manufacturing process. The technology is available today, but manufacturers also need to make organizational changes to fully leverage it.

Tofino Security Appliance Thwarts Cyber Attacks

  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor The Tofino Security Appliance and its management software withstood a variety of sophisticated reverse engineering attacks conducted by Digital Bond, the world's most respected sources for control system security research.