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Robots in packaging: the future is now

Robots in the packaging industry are no longer a luxury to science-fiction future but a necessity for companies to grow their business.
By Chris Follows, contributing writer
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Today’s competitive packaging market requires companies to automate in order to succeed and to take things up to an even further level.
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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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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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New automated case packing product launches

Motion Controls Robotics announces strategic partnership
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They are launching a new automated case packing product called the Ergobot, an automated version of Combi’s proven Ergopack ergonomic hand packing station.
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PMMI Corner

The rise of the robots

Achieving greater efficiency, precision and speed to market.
By Jorge Izquierdo, vice president, market development, PMMI
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It’s taken a while to get here, but food processors are gradually picking up on the advantages of automation
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Adept Technology adds sales engineer in Southern Europe

Company focuses on growing new business, supporting existing customers in Italy
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Adept Technology, Inc. announces that it has entered the Southern European market on a direct basis by hiring Marco Mina as a sales engineer covering Italy.
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Manufacturing gains offer encouraging news for automation industry

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As U.S. manufacturing recorded the greatest monthly increase so far in 2014, a recent survey involving members of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) also points to an upswing in the automation industry.


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New software improves the performance of robotic picking lines

ABB RobotStudio Picking PowerPac simplifies the design and programming of complex robotic pick-and-pack systems
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The software identifies potential risks and optimizes cell designs with accurate 3D simulations.
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Robotics market orders record second-highest quarter ever in first quarter 2014

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The robotics market in North America posted its second-highest quarter ever in terms of robots ordered in first quarter 2014.
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Safeguarding robotics in packaging applications

By Mark Lampert, Business Development Manager, Banner Engineering
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Similar to vision technologies, technological advancements in robotics, reduced costs, and increased ease of use has enabled widespread robotic adoption in industrial automation, including packaging applications.
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2014 Beverage Breakthroughs of the Year

Beverage packaging innovations huff, puff and blow traditional packaging down.
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Achieving High Speeds and Maximizing Productivity on Your Packaging Line

Increase efficiency and reduce costs by deploying high speed robotic picking on your line today.  BPA Delta style robots coupled with Cognex Vision Systems provide the fastest platform for pick and place applications.  BPA Delta Style robots are faster and reduce more human touch points than other available methods.  By utilizing a Cognex Vision System you increase quality and efficiency while reducing mechanical fixturing and labor hour costs.  BPA Delta Style Robots with Cognex Vision Systems quickly, accurately and efficiently load random oriented product into containers, wrappers or hffs machines all “on the fly” without stopping or indexing production, this leads to higher Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Food and Beverage Packaging

FBP September 2014 cover

2014 September

Check out the September 2014 issue of Food & Beverage Packaging, with features on flexible packaging, robots in packaging, and much more!

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