Entry level case sealing

An entry level case sealing machine, which can be enhanced with a range of technical options to meet customers specifications, has been launched by Endoline Machinery.

Multi-carrier system from Festo and Siemens

Festo, the leading supplier of automation equipment, has announced the Multi-Carrier-System (MCS), its Industry 4.0-ready linear motor track system, jointly developed with Siemens. Winner of two 2016 PPMA Industry Awards, for Most Innovative Automation System and Partnership of the Year, MCS is an adaptable, modular transport solution for manufacturing and production, combining linear motor and […]

First launch of human machine collaboration at PPMA Total

The FANUC CR-35iA collaborative robot, which has now been fitted with hand guidance capability, has today been launched at the PPMA Total Show. With the FANUC Hand Guidance unit, users can easily and intuitively instruct the robot in individual handling operations and complete movements without any programming. Employees need to spend less time training robots […]

Out and about

Summer is over and ‘silly season’ is upon us. After the calm of the June-August period, September quickly rolls around and diaries are full of exhibitions, conferences and meetings once again. Indeed, I’m starting to forget what the office looks like.

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September 2016

Product Focus: Bakery Ingredients: Emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickeners & gelling agents Packaging: Plastics; Wrapping Processing: Control & automation Show coverage: PPMA Total (27-29 September, Birmingham, UK)

Robot acquisition tackles food and beverage challenges

At the PPMA Total Show 2016, Omron will formally announce its acquisition of Adept Technologies, an established US based manufacturer and global supplier of industrial robots. The takeover has added 49 best-in-class robots to Omron’s portfolio and enables the company to offer food and beverage producers all three primary classes of robots together with an […]

Hugo Beck and mopack showcase packaging solutions

Hugo Beck, a leading manufacturer of flowpack, film packaging, and post-print processing systems will team up with mopack and at this year’s FachPack trade fair. As a leading supplier of polyolefin, polyethylene and polypropylene packaging film and shrink film, mopack complements Hugo Beck’s range of horizontal film packaging solutions perfectly. Visitors can explore applications for […]

ABB Robotics introduces Connected Services to improve UK productivity

Connected Services will enable UK manufacturers to improve performance and increase uptime ABB Robotics has introduced Connected Services, a sophisticated suite of resources enabling UK manufacturers to maximise robot uptime through fast data access and problem resolution. Delivered via ABB’s single, intuitive interface called MyRobot, Connected Services will make actionable data immediately available to plant […]

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