Packaging automation trends

Like many other industries, the packaging sector constantly adapts to market requirements. Factors affecting packaging automation include new regulations, skills shortages and digital transformation. Innovative companies are turning these challenges into opportunities through new…

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Omron vision for digitalised machine automation

Omron Automation has produced a positioning paper outlining its view of digitalised machine automation. It considers the core technologies needed to realize a smart digitalised manufacturing infrastructure.

The fourth industrial revolution will be a convergence…

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Cost-effective high-speed container capping

Is the lack of high-speed container capping a production bottleneck you could do without? SMAC manufactures a unique range of precision electric moving coil actuators. They are unique in that force, position and speed…

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UK PLC market sees continued growth

Despite an increasing number of alternatives, the UK PLC market continues to thrive according to trade organisation Gambica, despite competition from IPCs. Just why this is, and the direction of the market is considered…

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Manufacturing lighthouses show the way

Manufacturers have tried for years to develop a computer network standard for interconnecting devices from various manufacturers (remember MAP?). Now things are different: IoT is providing the underlying platform. Markedly, equipment and device makers…

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European engine plant adopts Gigabit open Ethernet

In seeking to increase productivity at their engine and power transmission manufacturing plant in Poland, the management had several priorities. Firstly, to increase production line availability, secondly to improve the data transparency. Finally they…

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