Articles & News on Packaging

Deloitte Study: Manufacturers' digital supply chain expectations outpace reality

  • News

The survey of more than 200 manufacturing organizations found that 51 percent of respondents believe their DSN maturity is at least "above average" compared to competitors, yet only 28 percent have started implementing DSN solutions.

SMB Bearings helps Shadow Robot Company build industrial grasping robot

  • Case Study

As part of the design process, the Shadow Robot Company needed specific bearings with very tight tolerances in dimensional accuracy. This is important for accuracy of the smart grasper’s movements. So, the team contacted SMB Bearings as the business is known for its supply of non-standard bearings.

Emerson announces final deadline for 2018 ASCO Engineering Scholarship program

  • News

U.S. students pursuing a degree in engineering are urged to apply by the April 10, 2018, deadline for Emerson’s 2018 ASCO Engineering Scholarship program.

TM Robotics help Finnish facility automate material handing operations

  • Case Study

Finland-based Orfer Oy needed to automate to speed up its packaging operations. With this in mind, Orfer standardized on the Toshiba Machine TH650A high-speed SCARA robot for the BoxCellPlus.

2018 HANNOVER MESSE & CeMAT to see Industry 4.0 meeting Logistics 4.0

  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com From April 23-27, 2018, HANNOVER MESSE and CeMAT will run concurrently with a particular emphasis on integration in supply chain and manufacturing. The theme -'Integrated Industry – Connect & Collaborate' - encompasses the range of Industry 4.0 technology, thinking, and creative applications

Honeywell announces strategic partnership with Kuehne + Nagel to enhance logistics operations

  • News

Kuehne + Nagel will deploy Honeywell's supply chain technology solutions globally at its warehouses, including voice-directed solutions, cloud-based software and warehouse automation solutions.

HARTING Technology Group Aims to Expand Industry 4.0 & IoT Reach in 2018

  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com HARTING has been expanding into edge computing for Industry 4.0 and IoT applications. 2018 for HARTING will see an enhanced focus on digitalization, education and edge computing.

Alstef and BA Robotic Systems announce merger into B2A Technology

  • News

The project is backed by Future French Champions, the partnership between CDC International Capital and Qatar Investment Authority, which will own 32% of B2A Technology’s share capital alongside key executives, managers and employees.

Somic announces new Minnesota headquarters

  • News

Located in Eagan, the building on Lone Oak Road has more than 13,000 square-feet of space. It triples the amount of room Somic operates from at its current headquarters in Bensenville, IL.

HARTING to automate logistics at new European Distribution Center

  • News

The high-bay warehouse provides space for 6,900 pallets and around 120,000 storage containers in an area of 4,500 square meters and is operated in fully automated, paperless fashion.