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Rhenus Group announces acquisition of Rodair
March 18, 2019

Rhenus Group announces acquisition of Rodair

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
February 08, 2019

PPC Flexible Packaging announces acquisition of HFM Packaging

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
October 31, 2018

Dematic to help Australian grocery retailer install robotic order fulfillment system

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.

Mek announces Jeroen Nagtzaam as Operations & Logistics manager
July 26, 2018

Mek announces Jeroen Nagtzaam as Operations & Logistics manager

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

Tompkins Robotics partners with RightHand Robotics to combine t-sort and RightPick robotic systems
April 13, 2018

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

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.

Emerson announces final deadline for 2018 ASCO Engineering Scholarship program
April 02, 2018

Emerson announces final deadline for 2018 ASCO Engineering Scholarship program

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.

Honeywell announces strategic partnership with Kuehne + Nagel to enhance logistics operations
March 07, 2018

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

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.

Alstef and BA Robotic Systems announce merger into B2A Technology
March 05, 2018

Alstef and BA Robotic Systems announce merger into B2A Technology

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
February 16, 2018

Somic announces new Minnesota headquarters

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.

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HARTING to automate logistics at new European Distribution Center
February 06, 2018

HARTING to automate logistics at new European Distribution Center

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.

Columbia Machine announces partnership with OTTO Motors
January 24, 2018

Columbia Machine announces partnership with OTTO Motors

As a Certified OTTO Motors Integration Partner, Columbia Machine is able to incorporate the OTTO 1500 Self Driving Vehicle (SDV) into current and future applications.

Dematic to help Nypro establish AGV system at Illinois facility
January 09, 2018

Dematic to help Nypro establish AGV system at Illinois facility

Nypro, a Jabil company, wanted to enhance safety and automate the process of transporting raw materials and finished goods from clean room manufacturing to deep lane storage and staging for shipping. The AGV system will transport raw materials packaging to manufacturing staging areas.

Schneider Electric to focus on IIoT smart machines at Pack Expo 2017
September 25, 2017

Schneider Electric to focus on IIoT smart machines at Pack Expo 2017

Schneider Electric’s PacDrive 3, a complete automation solution for motion centric machines, is now integrated into the company’s smart machine solutions, along with InduSoft Web Studio, the company’s human-machine interface (HMI) platform.

ABB to feature robotic and motion technologies at Pack Expo 2017
September 20, 2017

ABB to feature robotic and motion technologies at Pack Expo 2017

The exhibit is intended to highlight the level of collaboration, digitalization and simplification of ABB, which provides manufacturers the flexibility to adapt production and packaging as evolving consumer preferences require a shift from mass production to mass customization.

September 18, 2017

Navigator Group announces intent to acquire Sapal engineering company

With the takeover by the Navigator Group, some 80 employees will have a long-term perspective in the focused development of an independently operating unit.

Industrial Pack event announced for April 2018 in Atlanta
September 18, 2017

Industrial Pack event announced for April 2018 in Atlanta

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.

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CeMAT Russia to spotlight effective intralogistics management
August 14, 2017

CeMAT Russia to spotlight effective intralogistics management

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
August 04, 2017

QuickPouch announces strategic partnership with Ginolis

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
July 26, 2017

CeMAT to shine spotlight on Logistics 4.0 applications

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
July 25, 2017

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

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.

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CeMAT co-location with HANNOVER MESSE in 2018 aims to drive synergy between industries
July 24, 2017

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

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
May 19, 2017

HARTING announces groundbreaking of new European Distribution Center facility

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
May 18, 2017

WSI Global announces Braille embossing capabilities for pharmaceutical packaging

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
May 17, 2017

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

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.

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Siemens to focus on digital value chain at 2017 interpack
April 10, 2017

Siemens to focus on digital value chain at 2017 interpack

At interpack 2017, Siemens is presenting automation solutions for packaging machines, such as the Multi-Carrier System, as well as machine concepts to meet the requirements for speed, efficiency, individuality, and flexibility.

April 06, 2017

Jabil AOC Technologies and Elenion Technologies collaborate on packaging solutions for silicon photonics

Elenion Technologies’ silicon photonic optical engines enable communications for Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and Telecom markets. The collaboration extends capabilities to enhance onboard optical transceivers for intra-data center applications.

Rockwell Automation to showcase smart packaging, recognize Best Future Machines at interpack 2017
March 23, 2017

Rockwell Automation to showcase smart packaging, recognize Best Future Machines at interpack 2017

At interpack 2017, May 4 to 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany, visitors to the Rockwell Automation stand (hall 6/stand A61) will see the next generation of smart solutions that can help manufacturers build systems to support these demands.

Interview: The Benefits of One-Cable Automation
February 23, 2017

Interview: The Benefits of One-Cable Automation

As manufacturing becomes more automated and connected across a wide range of industries, it is more essential than ever to streamline installations and bring about new efficiencies in terms of power and communication.

Columbia/Okura announces strategic partnership with Statec Binder
January 26, 2017

Columbia/Okura announces strategic partnership with Statec Binder

This agreement combines Columbia/Okura’s robotic bag palletizing expertise with Statec Binder’s global experience with woven poly, FFS, multi-wall paper, and laminated paper/poly bag packaging technologies.

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Westfalia named to Food Logistics' 2016 FL100+ list
December 20, 2016

Westfalia named to Food Logistics' 2016 FL100+ list

Westfalia’s automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) can store and retrieve layers and cases (with and without a pallet) from inventory.

PI appoints Scott Jordan as Head of Photonics Market Segment
December 08, 2016

PI appoints Scott Jordan as Head of Photonics Market Segment

Jordan, who has several patents related to fast alignment techniques, was central in the development of PI's Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment System, a system that automates SiP alignments for packaging and test, operating with nanometer precision and device safety.

Bosch Rexroth to highlight IIoT packaging solutions at PACK EXPO 2016
November 03, 2016

Bosch Rexroth to highlight IIoT packaging solutions at PACK EXPO 2016

During this year’s PACK EXPO, attendees will have the opportunity to explore Rexroth technologies on the Innovation Tour. With demonstrations available in the Rexroth booth as well as select customer booths, the tour highlights a number of Rexroth’s Industry 4.0, Safety on Board, Open Core Engineering and 4EE capabilities.

Molex announces acquisition of Phillips-Medisize corporation
October 27, 2016

Molex announces acquisition of Phillips-Medisize corporation

Phillips-Medisize will operate as an indirect subsidiary of Molex, LLC. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Phillips-Medisize focuses on medical solutions that include drug delivery, mobile and portable medical devices, and pharmaceutical packaging

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Prime Competence and Unmanned Life announce pilot deployment of drone based mail sorting center
September 22, 2016

Prime Competence and Unmanned Life announce pilot deployment of drone based mail sorting center

The Prime Competence and Unmanned Life joint initiative will introduce a combination of drones and autonomous ground vehicles to be used indoors for postal sorting.

Sekisui Plastics establishes Mexican operations with $7M manufacturing facility
August 09, 2016

Sekisui Plastics establishes Mexican operations with $7M manufacturing facility

The 61,000 square foot facility houses administration, customer service, and sale functions and will create around 80 area jobs.

BW Container Systems installs 250th robot
June 07, 2016

BW Container Systems installs 250th robot

The company has largely focused its robotic automation efforts on products such as case and bulk palletizing and depalletizing, destrapping, pallet unwrapping and can end automation.

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ABB to supply drive system to Kruger Packaging
April 07, 2016

ABB to supply drive system to Kruger Packaging

ABB will deliver a complete engineered solution to Kruger Packaging for a paper machine rebuild project at Kruger’s Trois-Rivières Mill in Quebec, Canada.

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March 31, 2016

Schneider Packaging opens Training Lab

The lab in Brewerton, NY, provides customers the opportunity to train on robots, PLCs and motors in a controlled environment.

January 12, 2016

ASCO Announces 2016 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships

ASCO will award two $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students, provide $1,000 grants to their college’s engineering departments, and host the students at “The Amazing Packaging Race” at PACK EXPO International in 2016.

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October 07, 2015

Universal Robotics supplies Artificial Intelligence to DePeuter Packaging

Flexible robotic packaging systems combine Universal’s Neocortex artificial intelligence platform with DPPS’ process control expertise using Yaskawa Motoman robots.

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