Machinery & Materials
Logistics & Cold Chain
When Will AI be Common in Manufacturing?
Companies want to rely less on skilled labor and more on AI and machine intelligence, but currently only 1% of all manufacturers are utilizing this technology in their operations.
Sep 18th, 2020
Yaskawa and Phoenix Contact Announce Partnership
Yaskawa America, Inc.
Sep 14th, 2020
PI North America Announces Website Expansion to the Spanish Language
PI North America
Sep 14th, 2020
IIoT Blind Spots: Where are They and Do You Have Them?
Sep 11th, 2020
Moving Automation Up the Line
Sep 9th, 2020
Medical device packaging
Performance Motion Devices, Inc. Receives ISO 13485 Certification
Boston-Based Performance Motion Devices, Inc. becomes one of the first companies in the motion control industry to achieve medical device ISO 13485:2016 certification.
Performance Motion Devices
Aug 28th, 2020
High Torque Brushless Motors
SMAC launches the HT35 and HT55 series of brushless motors designed for specific OEM applications. They are available in 7.5, 35, and 55mm sizes as standard.
SMAC Moving Coil Actuators
Aug 27th, 2020
Compressed Air Measurement Helps Reduce Energy Use
Installing Festo’s E2M energy efficiency modules helped medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers tackle their environmental footprint, not only saving money but using the data to provide predictive maintenance as well.
Aug 18th, 2020
Five Takeaways on Automation Growth Today
A new report by PMMI Business Intelligence shows that OEMs and suppliers who meet the needs of the changing times will thrive along with the CPGs of the future.
Aug 17th, 2020
Optima: Highly Flexible Assembly System for Pen Injectors
The Optima FPA is a new machine platform that can assemble pen injectors either fully or semi-automatically. It is particularly suitable as an entry-level system.
Optima packaging group GmbH
Jul 31st, 2020
Antares Vision Expands Portfolio of AI-Based Data Monitoring Software
Originally introduced for OEE performance tracking, “AVionics” solutions can now be utilized to track overall manufacturing efficiencies, ensure process quality, predict equipment maintenance, and detail sustainability parameters.
Jul 8th, 2020
ACC Announces Smart Start Program
Automated Control Concepts (ACC) announces a new initiative—Smart Start—designed to help manufacturers begin the journey to digital transformation and information-based decision-making.
Automated Control Concepts (ACC)
Jun 30th, 2020
Packaging Robotics Playbook
This new playbook from Packaging World showcases the trends, case studies, and how-to tips to help you make the best possible robot purchasing and application decisions for your operation.
Jun 29th, 2020
Gerhard Schubert GmbH Drives Innovation with New Digital Technologies
Packaging machinery manufacturer Schubert is addressing the increasingly complex market requirements of greater product diversity and smaller batch sizes.
Schubert North America
Jun 15th, 2020
Bosch Rexroth Reinvents Its Automation Approach
The automation supplier went back to the drawing board to create ctrlX Automation, a software-driven open automation platform that provides flexibility and scalability through app-based functionality.
Jun 4th, 2020
Using Automation to Fast Track COVID-19 Vaccine Production
Honeywell combines batch software, virtualization, cloud, and more to prepare manufacturing capabilities in parallel with clinical trials.
Jun 1st, 2020
Technology Steps Forward for Social Distancing
As more manufacturers are allowed to resume production amid the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping their workers distanced will be key to keeping them healthy. Here are some innovations to help achieve that.
May 28th, 2020
Remote Technologies Keep Pharma Companies Operational
Equipment supplier MG2 has expanded its remote service capabilities, including wearable technologies combined with videoconferencing to perform FATs, as well as on-site repair service at its headquarters.
May 26th, 2020
Healthcare Market Equipment Investments Poised for Growth in 2021
Personal care and pharmaceuticals /medical devices are two markets that, not surprisingly, are holding their own and even expecting growth during COVID-19.
May 15th, 2020
COVID-19 Brings Increased Visibility to the Role of Robotics
Presidents and CEOs of Fanuc, Universal Robots, Fetch, and Schunk discuss how robotics and automation are helping manufacturers through the pandemic and what the lasting effects might be.
Apr 28th, 2020
Wet Wipes Case Packed via Robots at 160/min
Medline Industries replaces an aging case-packing system with one that allows for robotic case erecting, packing, and case sealing, as well as semi-automated operations for smaller batches.
Anne Marie Mohan
Apr 23rd, 2020
COVID-19 Provides Use Cases for Mobile Robotics
Robots can tackle the three Ds they are known for to help combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Mobile robots are suited to disinfecting facilities, providing surveillance, and delivering goods.
Apr 2nd, 2020
Burgeoning Auto-Injector Market Demands Flexible Production Options
Injectable drug delivery is surging, and auto-injectors are helping patients self-administer more easily. PCI Pharma Services turned to an assembly machine from Syntegon Technology to provide the needed flexibility and scalability.
Mar 10th, 2020
Flexible Production Makes Roche’s HIV Test Innovation a Success
Roche designed a plasma separation card that greatly simplifies blood sampling and transport. Beckhoff Automation made production of the card cost-effective with its flexible, compact eXtended Transport System.
Mar 6th, 2020
CPG Manufacturers and OEMs Collaborate on Digital Transformation
In a meeting co-hosted by PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network and Industry Relations Committee, manufacturers and machine builders shared their plans and concerns about IIoT in a discussion aimed at creating a digital transformation roadmap for PMMI members.
Feb 27th, 2020
Robotics Industry to Shift from Fixed Automation to Mobile Systems
New market report forecasts that of the 8 million robots that will be shipped in 2030, nearly 6 million will be mobile.
Anne Marie Mohan
Jan 4th, 2020
Automation Helps Non-Profit Reach More Starving Children
Adding automated equipment, process control, and analytics to its operations has enabled Edesia Nutrition to almost triple the output of its ready-to-use therapeutic foods, helping to reach the most vulnerable populations around the world.
Jan 2nd, 2020