Machinery & Materials
Logistics & Cold Chain
Fewer Ampoule Rejects with Automated Inspection
Pharmaceutical manufacturer CDM Lavoisier decided to fully automate its inspection process for injectable glass ampoules, using the new AIM 3000 from Syntegon Technology.
Nov 19th, 2020
Robotics Integration in End-of-Line Packaging
Nov 13th, 2020
AI Deep Learning in the Pharma Market
Nov 11th, 2020
Automated Door and Fencing Safety Cell
Nov 9th, 2020
HMI for Desiccant Inserter
Nov 4th, 2020
The AL8000 linear motor series from Beckhoff is based on a modular system design consisting of linear motors and magnetic plates and offers wide-ranging options in length, winding, and cooling type.
Nov 2nd, 2020
Robotic Precision in Small Batch Aseptic Processing
The GENiSYS® R aseptic small batch filling and closing machine from Automated Systems of Tacoma offers aseptic filling and closing of ready-to-use vials, syringes, and cartridges, enabled with robotic arms completing delicate and repetitive tasks.
Oct 27th, 2020
ABB: Hygienic Cleanroom Robot
Improved cleanroom version of the IRB 1100 designed for increased flexibility and better performance with high protection for sensitive industries.
Oct 15th, 2020
Yaskawa America, Inc: Palletizing Robot
The PL500 offers application flexibility and a high payload, controlled by a global standard controller.
Yaskawa America, Inc.
Oct 15th, 2020
How To Broaden Use of Remote Access
If CPGs are ever going to capitalize fully on the potential benefits offered by remote access technology, they need to start small and grow success rather than looking to quickly implement an entire complex plan all at once.
Oct 5th, 2020
Trends in Adoption of Remote Access
In a just-released report from PMMI Business Intelligence, 29% of CPG respondents said they do not allow any remote access in their facilities.
Sep 25th, 2020
Manufacturing and New Automation Technologies - What is Around the Bend?
Predictive analytics, digital twinning, and augmented and virtual reality technologies are all finding uses in manufacturing operations – from line installation and maintenance to process training.
Sep 24th, 2020
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 and Phoenix Contact announce an agreement to utilize PLCnext Technology from Phoenix Contact in the development of the next generation machine controller and PLC platform realizing the i3-Mechatronics solution concept lead by Yaskawa.
Yaskawa America, Inc.
Sep 14th, 2020
PI North America Announces Website Expansion to the Spanish Language
PI North America, the non-profit member-supported organization for PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies in North America, announces an expansion of its website to the Spanish language.
PI North America
Sep 14th, 2020
IIoT Blind Spots: Where are They and Do You Have Them?
A crucial component of automation advancement, yet one that is lacking at most manufacturers, is the deployment of IIoT connectivity across an entire enterprise, including key areas such as receiving, warehousing, and shipping.
Sep 11th, 2020
Moving Automation Up the Line
According to a new report by PMMI Business Intelligence, OEMs and suppliers should assist manufacturers to identify new automation projects that lie outside the traditional end-of-line packaging and palletizing.
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