Articles & News on Packaging

ISA names Juliann Grant social media community manager

  • News

Grant is a vice president of Telesian Technology, and has more than 20 years of experience developing marketing strategies for high-technology and industrial-automation companies.

Omron STI publishes brochure on Can Palletizer Safety

  • News

The brochure provides an overview of the palletizer process, guarding challenges and hazard analysis, and illustrates how simplified safety control can improve safety and profitability. Requires registration to obtain brochure.

Automation Cartoons - February 1, 2012

  • by Otto Mation
  • Opinion

Otto introduces engineering team to Automation 2.0.

Changing with the Times: Industrial Automation 2.0

  • Feature

Automation.com, January 2012
By Matthew Littlefield, LNS Research
There are a whole slew of new technologies and system architectures being adopted in the automation industry at a very rapid pace. Companies today face the very real possibility that if they don’t effectively understand, adopt, and leverage these new technologies to their advantage; they will be left in an increasingly uncompetitive position.

Open Architecture "Use Cases" - the Next Frontier

  • Feature

Automation.com, January 2012
By Bill Lydon, Editor
The next major frontier in the evolution of open architecture is the development of application standards built around Use Cases to increase automation productivity and efficiency. Packaging machine standards from OMAC's Packaging Workgroup is a good example.

PneumaticScaleAngelus acquires OnTrack Automation

  • News

OnTrack Automation manufactures components, systems and custom engineered solutions for the packaging industry.

Marc Wolf joins B&R Industrial Automation

  • News

Wolf is Business Development Manager for the company’s Global Packaging Solutions Group.

Thiele Technologies hires John Curie again

  • News

Curie rejoined the company as a business unit leader for the feeder product line. Curie previously served as product manager.

OMAC Packaging Working Group Update

  • Feature

Automation.com, December 2011
By Bill Lydon, Editor
An enthusiastic OMAC Packaging Working Group recently presented plans for packaging machine standards. Bryan Griffen from Nestle explained their packaging philosophy and current vision centered on OMAC standards and how they want to optimize control systems in three ways.

B&R’s John Kowal elected to PMMI board

  • News

Kowal is the first Supplier Member to be elected to the PMMI board, a recognition of the key role suppliers play in the advancement of packaging technology.