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Hitachi opens new Charlotte ink research and development center

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The new facility will develop special inks for specific applications, including printing on a special substrate and surviving high temperature environments. Major markets for Hitachi’s ink applications include the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and automotive industries.
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All-plastic pallets make direct-to-display retail set up efficient and attractive

Orbis Corporation introduces new family of retail display pallets
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Featuring a flat, smooth surface, ORBIS all-plastic display pallets allow for easy set up in a warehouse or co-packing facility.
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Brenton Engineering announces another facility expansion

The expansion will take place at Brenton’s Center of Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence
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The expansion will provide additional manufacturing capacity necessary to test sophisticated end-of-line systems.
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Automated material handling report projects sales will hit $26.2 billion by 2018

The segment achieves 25% sales growth in 2013
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The European market dominates automated material handling equipment/systems purchases, accounting for 36.6% of the global share. The United States is next at 23.2%, with Japan and China logging in a collective 11.6% of total global sales.
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Hygienic pressure/gravity filling machine for food applications debuts

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This innovative new solution is designed to reduce product waste, deliver fast filling of viscous food products, and give the customer greater flexibility. The unit can also be used to fill non-viscous food products for two machines in one solution.
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Roberts PolyPro hires Drew Linville as a technical sales representative

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Linville will focus on sales of custom finishing equipment for paperboard converters and will support sales of Roberts PolyPro bottle handles, carton handles and box carriers, hooks and hangers, and application equipment.
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Tetra Pak completes €65 million upgrade at the Ponta Grossa Plant

Investment will increase Brazil capacity to 22 billion packs and expand portfolio
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The upgrade, which started in 2012, also broadens the capability of the Ponta Grossa plant to produce a wider range of packages and sizes.
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Smaller, faster, more practical new stretch hood model debuts

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The BEUMER stretch hood A sees the intralogistics specialist from Beckum redesign its tried-and-trusted packaging system from scratch.
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Agile Planet changes name to Yaskawa Innovation

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Agile Planet Inc., a leading developer of intelligent software and hardware engineered to dramatically improve the performance of industrial robots, has changed its name to Yaskawa Innovation.
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Laser controller helps manufacturers achieve sustainable improvements

Videojet CO2 and fiber laser marking systems enhanced with CLARiTY Laser Controller improve uptime and proactively prevent coding errors
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As manufacturers face an increasingly competitive environment, leading operations have embraced lean manufacturing principles to drive uptime and improve yield.
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