Controls/Robotics

An in-depth look at automation and its use in the food and beverage packaging industry.

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PMMI Corner

Trends seen on the show floor

New solutions at PACK EXPO International illustrate relentless dedication to packaging innovation.

The food and beverage packaging industry is undergoing constant change. New developments in automation, and a continuing focus on flexibility, continue to support the advancement of manufacturing operations in the areas of efficiency, sustainability and food safety.


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Robots change their own tools

TLM packaging line cartonizes aerosol cans
Four TLM sub-machines integrate all the required functions for the manufacturer of shelf-ready cartons. The aerosol cans are fed in on one track.
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Schneider Packaging Equipment Company, Inc. Robotics for Food and Beverage Packaging Applications

Food and beverage manufacturers turn to Schneider for end-of-line robotic case packing, palletizing, tray packing, specialty cartoning and customized food and beverage packaging solutions
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Cover Story: Robots

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.
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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Innovation for robot-based packaging machines doesn't need electrical cabinets

This innovation further reduces the life-cycle costs of robot-based packaging machines from Schubert.
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Smaller faster material handling robot launches

The new ABB IRB 1200 robot is ideal for material handling, machine tending and small parts assembly applications
ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 1200, an entirely new family of small robots that features a compact footprint and a large work envelope, providing flexibility, ease of use and short cycle times to a wide range of material handling, machine tending and small parts assembly applications.
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Brenton Engineering announces another facility expansion

The expansion will take place at Brenton’s Center of Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence
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

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
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.
It’s taken a while to get here, but food processors are gradually picking up on the advantages of automation
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Automate 2015

3/23/15
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
United States
Automate is the largest solutions-based showcase of automation technologies in North America. Read More

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