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Humanoid Robots and the AI That Drives Them
A look at the powerful AI behind the robot that allows it to move, think, and act like us.
November 30, 2023
3 Examples of Life Science Packaging Robotics
From robotic blister loading to label placement on corrugated cases, these three case studies highlight different ways robotics boost accuracy in production.
November 28, 2023
Adaptable, Integrated Machine Vision Platform
Beckhoff showcased its machine vision platform at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, with the ability to synchronize vision inspection results with machine control in real-time.
October 13, 2023
Factory Automation Advancements for CPGs
At PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Bosch Rexroth showcased developments in control systems, conveyance, and more for packaging machinery.
October 9, 2023
Tablet Coating Machine with Automated Adjustments
Romaco introduced its Tecpharm TPR 25 at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. The system features a sonar system and patented spray arm for automatic adjustments, and is available in pilot scale through 600kg.
September 20, 2023
Pharmaceutical Industry Enlists Packaging Robotics
Two new robotic pick-and-place systems for pharmaceutical applications use a cobot and a 6-axis robot, respectively, to load blisters and to cap primary aseptic pharma packs.
August 4, 2023
Adaptive Packaging Machine’s Multi-Carrier Track Gets Wireless Boost
The devices on the shuttles/carriers on this linear track system are wirelessly controlled by CoreTigo’s IO-Link Wireless tech, allowing grippers on these carriers to perform tasks on product while moving through the equipment.
May 24, 2023
Robots Stand Out in an Automated Future
Robot technology is on the rise for CPGs, and related technologies like collaborative robots are carving out their own corner of the market.
March 20, 2023
7 Takeaways from Women on the Future of Robotics
Help a colleague today via sponsorship: “…to have someone who's not only talking with you, but talking to others *about* you. That really opens up connections and opportunities that a lot of underrepresented groups don't have…”
February 17, 2023
How to Use Vision Systems to Prevent Pouch Sealing Errors
Live from MD&M West: Manual pouch and tray sealing for medical devices brings risk from operator use errors. Read how sensors are preventing these errors before they happen.
February 8, 2023
Innovative New Pharmaceutical Packaging at PACK EXPO International
PMG editors fanned out across PACK EXPO International in October in search of packaging innovation. Here's what they found in pharmaceutical packaging.
January 28, 2023
Counting Down the Top 10 Articles of 2022 - #5: Nourished’s 3D-printed Supplement Stacks Deliver Personalized Nutrients
Join us as we look back at the most-read Healthcare Packaging stories of 2022. At #5, we look at colorful, customized gummies 3D-printed in a monthly supply, packed in home-compostable wrap.
December 29, 2022
Lundbeck Pharmaceutical's Turnkey Line Packs Ampules, Vials
This flexible system by Schubert runs 17 formats with a 30-minute changeover. Features include Transmodul robots and a Beckhoff XTS linear servo transport system.
December 13, 2022
Latest Packaging Automation Trends for Cosmetics, Beauty Care
We asked Cosmetics & Beauty packaging veteran Dave Hoenig to scour the aisles of PACK EXPO to see what trends he felt were notable. Smart automation and cobots both stood out, as did improved late-stage customization capabilities among printers.
December 6, 2022
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Gerresheimer Transform Primary Packaging into Digital Twins
The two companies jointly developed a digital twin solution to further ensure traceability and trust in crucial steps along the pharmaceutical supply chain.
November 4, 2022
Healthcare Packaging Community Returns to Chicago
Life sciences manufacturing has been tested the past two-plus years. PACK EXPO International in Chicago (Oct. 23-26) offers opportunities to tackle the next hurdles.
October 19, 2022
A Majority Now Use End-of-Line Robotics, But Growth Is Expected to Plateau
Robotics advancements significantly improve end-of-line efficiency, but surveys show flat growth in coming years.
October 14, 2022
A New Frontier in Robot Applications and Markets
Robot technology is more advanced and applicable than ever with the help of machine learning, washdown capability, and safety improvements, but there is still plenty of room for innovation.
September 26, 2022
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