Articles & News on Packaging

Rhenus Group announces acquisition of Rodair

  • News

The core business activities at Rodair involve international freight forwarding, project logistics, courier, warehousing and distribution, 3PL services, and e-commerce solutions.

PPC Flexible Packaging announces acquisition of HFM Packaging

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PPC, headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL, is a specialist in flexographic printing and converting of flexible films, bags, and pouches The firm operates five manufacturing facilities in Buffalo Grove, IL, Mission, KS, Rome, GA, Payson, UT, and Colombia, South America. Its facilities are SQF and ISO-9001 certified.

Dematic to help Australian grocery retailer install robotic order fulfillment system

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The robotic system will be used to piece pick inventory items for retail store replenishment using a “goods-to-robot” configuration. The order fulfillment system will support replenishment of approximately 50 retail stores and is scheduled to start up during the 2nd quarter of 2019 in a new distribution center building.

Westfalia Technologies helps Heaven Hill enhance warehouse efficiency

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The combination of the AS/RS and layer pick system allows Heaven Hill to convey pallets from palletizing to storage and to truck-staging lanes, thereby streamlining the entire order fulfillment process.

BEUMER GROUP helps Röfix AG enhance automatic palletizing

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BEUMER Group provided an entire system to the site in Sennwald, Switzerland and integrated it into an existing building. The system can be adapted to the different materials, no retrofitting required.

Mek announces Jeroen Nagtzaam as Operations & Logistics manager

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As part of the Mek team, Jeroen will oversee the delivery and logistics of Mek AOI and SPI systems.

Cognex smart cameras help SYSTEMATIX achieve vision-guided robot bin picking solution

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SYSTEMATIX developed a VGR solution. Using a discrete distance measurement sensor, a Cognex In-Sight 8000 vision system with PatMax RedLine pattern-search capability mounted on a vertical slide, and a 6-axis robot, SYSTEMATIX built the work cell.

Autonomous Delivery is Not All it’s Cracked Up to Be… Yet

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By Jonathan Wilkins, EU Automation The logistics and supply chain sector has been inundated with new and novel transport technologies in the past two years, however, experts don’t expect many of these technologies to be widely available for another 5-10. This article explains why parts suppliers may be better served by focusing on reducing lead-times to same-day delivery.

Going Plastic-Free: Exploring the world of sustainable food packaging

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By Robert Glass, ABB Recently, Dutch supermarket chain Ekoplaza opened the world’s first plastic-free aisle in one of its stores in Amsterdam. More supermarkets will likely follow. Will food manufacturers will need to rethink their food packaging materials?

Tompkins Robotics partners with RightHand Robotics to combine t-sort and RightPick robotic systems

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Tompkins Robotics, a division of Tompkins International, and RightHand Robotics announced a collaboration that will combine the portable, automated sortation system, t-Sort, with RightPick, robotic piece-picking systems.