Articles & News on Packaging

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.

Machine Vision Market Grew 5% in North America in 2011

  • News

Sales of machine vision components and systems in North America climbed five percent in 2011 to nearly $1.9 billion, according to AIA.

WAGO Expands Free A-B Add-On Instruction Software Suite

  • News

Enhancements include support for WAGO’s Frequency Counter Module, 2-channel and 4-Channel 0-20mA Input Modules, as well as 2-channel 0–10V DC Output Module.

WITTENSTEIN announces Motor-to-Gearbox Online Configurator

  • News

The tool combines technical criteria in gearbox selection-for designers who know their application requirements-and finishes with CAD and technical data options.