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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)
Jun 30th, 2020
Packaging Robotics Playbook
Jun 29th, 2020
Gerhard Schubert GmbH Drives Innovation with New Digital Technologies
Schubert North America
Jun 15th, 2020
Bosch Rexroth Reinvents Automation
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
How to Safely Implement Collaborative Robots
As collaborative robots continue to be introduced in manufacturing, some key safety hazards need to be addressed before collaborative robots can be safely implemented on the line.
Dec 16th, 2019
ACG Group: NXT Series of Smart, Sophisticated Pharma Production, Inspection and Packaging Equipment
The company’s USER approach, the NXT Series comprises future-ready machines and improves operator experiences.
Dec 10th, 2019
In the Trenches with Collaborative Robots
P&G’s Mark Lewandowski walks us through a risk assessment for successful robot applications from an engineer’s perspective.
Nov 21st, 2019
Banner Engineering: Safety Controller
SC10 series safety controller is made for monitoring safety devices on smaller machines with hazardous motion.
Aug 23rd, 2019
Werum IT Solutions: Biometric Authentication; Detailed Scheduling; Mobile Execution
PAS-X features facilitate more secure and efficient production processes on the shop floor in pharma and biotech factories.
Jun 21st, 2019
Tech OEM Application Note: It’s the Age of the Adaptive Machine
The next frontier in packaging equipment is the adaptive machine, where machines are able to adapt to each product instead of running batches that conform to a fixed setup.
Jan 8th, 2019
BD: Medication Management Platform
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company, recently launched a new software application designed to help hospitals and health systems identify drug diversion.
Jan 3rd, 2019
Domino: EtherNet/IP Interface
For laser coder ranges, the interface is designed to create a smarter, more connected and reliable factory for Industry 4.0 applications.
Jan 2nd, 2019
Piab: Vacuum Grip End Effector
Piab's piCOBOT gripper is small, powerful, and ready to collaborate with human and cobot workers. Recently, it has been certified by Universal Robots.
Nov 19th, 2018
Fitting Track and Trace into a Patient-First Culture
Catalent’s Bloomington, IN facility meets U.S. and European regulatory deadlines via a turnkey approach on a vial and syringe packaging suite.
Nov 12th, 2018