Articles & News on Packaging

Industrial Pack event announced for April 2018 in Atlanta

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The event was created in response to industrial packaging engineers, technicians and purchasers wanting an exhibition dedicated purely to industrial, transit and protective packaging without processing or machinery.

CeMAT Russia to spotlight effective intralogistics management

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This year’s CeMAT RUSSIA, a Russian Federation intralogistics trade show, will open on 19 September with around 150 exhibitors

QuickPouch announces strategic partnership with Ginolis

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This partnership is intended to allow IVD manufacturers around the globe the opportunity to integrate their test kit assembly and packaging processes.

CeMAT to shine spotlight on Logistics 4.0 applications

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Running the length of CeMAT from 23 to 27 April 2018, this special showcase will consist of some 30 exhibitors showcasing the latest technology involving goods transport, incoming goods, production, warehousing, order picking, packing and outgoing goods.

Little butler robot wins IFR's Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation Award

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The 13th Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation Award (IERA) was presented to the Relay butler robot. Made by Savioke, an American company, the little robot completes deliveries all on its own, for example in hotels, hospitals or logistics centers.

CeMAT co-location with HANNOVER MESSE in 2018 aims to drive synergy between industries

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The concurrent staging of CeMAT and HANNOVER MESSE next year will draw more than 220,000 decision-makers to Hannover, anxious to see the potential of integrated logistics and Industry 4.0 concepts for their enterprises, helping drive new solutions and business models.

HARTING announces groundbreaking of new European Distribution Center facility

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The core components of the new EDC are the 20m-high high-bay warehouse and the highly automated picking. The high-bay warehouse’s area of 4,500 square meters offers space for 6,500 pallets and around 120,000 warehouse containers and is operated fully automatically and in a paperless way, among others by employing RFID technology.

WSI Global announces Braille embossing capabilities for pharmaceutical packaging

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Using the TaskMaster infeed system with Braille module, cartons are fed, aligned, embossed, and transferred to the folder gluer all in one operation – at up to 1000 feet per minute. This unit can either run offline or be put directly in front of an existing folder gluer.

Rockwell Automation announces Cama Group's IF318 loading unit as winner of Best Future Machine Award

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The competition – created to recognize and reward the high levels of innovation in the packaging industry – was split into five categories: ease of use, modular machines, smart machines, sustainability, and traceability and product safety.

Automated Conveyer Solutions: The answer to rising labor rates?

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By John Murdoch, Alfacon Solutions At lower wages, it was more difficult to cost-justify the automation expense. Management could throw more labor at the volume issue. Now with much higher labor rates (not including health insurance, workers’ compensation, vacation time, and safety concerns), conveyor automation is axiomatic and needed more than ever before.