Articles & News on Packaging

Automation profession outperforms economy

  • Feature

InTech, October 2012 By Rick Zabel While job satisfaction remains high (79.9%), this year’s survey indicates salaries are on the rise—up a respectable 4.4% over last year. This rise is indicative of the noticeable increase in the demand for qualified automation professionals.

U.S. Packaging Machinery Shipments Jump 19% in 2011

  • News

PMMI’s research shows total consumption in the United States climbing by 23 percent to US$8.8 billion.

All-Fill uses Tolomatic electric actuators for container-lifting

  • Case Study

While the original pneumatic actuator worked well once set up, adjusting its force and speed to accommodate a different size container was complicated.

Nordson ASYMTEK expands distribution network in Poland

  • News

Scanditron will provide sales and service in this region for Nordson ASYMTEK's conformal coating, jetting, and dispensing equipment and systems.

Integrated operator terminal and PLC sales to grow

  • News

IMS Research projects world sales revenue of operator terminals with embedded PLC hardware will rise from $99 million in 2011, to approximately $148million in 2016; a CAGR of about 9 percent.

Kollmorgen publishes Packaging Solutions brochure

  • News

The brochure reviews quantifiable results delivered in pharmaceutical, high-performance cutting, converting, form/fill/seal and food and beverage packaging applications.

Automating a Donut Packaging and Labeling Line

  • Case Study

By John Armstrong, Mel-O-Cream Donuts
Mel-O-Cream used a PLC, VFD, HMI and Ethernet communications equipment from AutomationDirect to automate a donut packaging and labeling line that processes more than 40 different products.

IMS says Industrial Automation will Grow to $159.8 Billion in 2012

  • News

The global industrial automation market is predicted to reach more than $200 billion by 2015.

Maintenance & Engineering Tools Sharpen Touch, Sight & Insight

  • Feature, May 2012
By Bill Lydon, Editor
Plant people use all five senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch) in troubleshooting, diagnosis, and determining areas for improvements. At Fluke headquarters in Everett, Washington, I experienced firsthand new products that amplify our senses and go beyond them to increase productivity and effectiveness.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation creates Packaging Website

  • News

The site identifies common packaging challenges and how Mitsubishi Electric solutions are designed to overcome them.