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Suppliers Assume a Larger Role in Equipment Design and Integration

February 15, 2023

Project Management Adds Value and a Single Point of Contact During Packaging Line Changes By Naomi Holdvogt, Director of Marketing, Robotics & End of Line at ProMach The scope of packaging line projects can often change from time to time. That is nothing new. What is noteworthy is the manner of how some of these…


App-based Controls Boost CPG Productivity

February 15, 2023

New Tech Makes Automation More Flexible and Efficient By Sean Spees, Market Segment Manager for Consumer Packaged Goods at Bosch Rexroth Corporation Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are always striving to increase the efficiency and flexibility of their end-of-line (EOL) operations. But with issues like labor shortages and constantly shifting consumer preferences, it’s difficult for…


How Will Human Machine Interface (HMI) Shape the Future of Manufacturing?

November 18, 2022

By Laura A. Studwell, Industry Marketing Manager, Food, Beverage & Packaging / Life Sciences at Omron Automation Americas.  People-centric Technology Empowers Workers To Interact With Machines Intuitively and Safely As SKU proliferation continues, the ability to handle different product types and varying materials on one machine will become even more important to the packaging industry –especially among…


Wellington Foods Advances Dietary Wellness

October 3, 2022

Wellington Foods is inspired by the idea that proper nutrition is important for people of all ages. As a dietary supplement contract manufacturer with domestic and international distribution, they produce liquid dietary supplements including multivitamins, mineral products and joint health products, as well as powdered supplements like plant-based proteins. Founded in 1974, Wellington has grown…


How to Find the Right End of Line Inspection System

October 3, 2022

X-ray Systems Optimize Inspection of Glass and Plastic Bottles By Steve Nering, Vice President of Quality and Chuck Sprague, Vice President of Operations at Wellington Foods with Jonathon Vanderhorst of Pacific Packaging and Inspection Dietary supplement manufacturing and packaging involves a very high level of regulatory compliance – with extremely strict criteria for product safety…


The New Eb80 Automatic Bundler From Eastey

August 23, 2022

Eastey, a leading manufacturer of shrink packaging equipment, automated case erectors, tapers, and material handling solutions, introduces the EB80 Automatic Bundler. Eastey bundlers are offered in 35”, 50” and 70” seal bar widths, and we are now offering this bundler in an 80” width due to customer’s need to seal larger products. The EB80 is…


On The Fly Tray Loading Technology Increases Efficiency

August 8, 2022

Vision Guided Robots Replace Traditional Collate and Load Systems By Jerry Buckley at BluePrint Automation (BPA) It takes more than speed to increase packing line efficiency. In fact, traditional racetrack collation often creates jam points that significantly slow down case and tray packing operations and create line downtime. The next generation of vision-guided robots solves…


Thinking Outside the Box: Immediate Benefits of Robotic Solutions for End-of-Line Packaging

July 15, 2022

Legacy Packaging Equipment and New Packaging Robots Deliver Extreme Benefits for Businesses and Consumers By Mandy Dwight, Vice President of Business Development at RIOS Intelligent Machines End-of-line packaging automation has been around for decades. Machines that automate the providing of polybags or boxes to human operators for rapid pick and pack have proven to be…


The Last (And Key) Stop – End Of Line Packaging

July 14, 2022

Packaging Measures Ensure Product Integrity Well After Products Leave the Manufacturing Floor By Sean J. Hael, North American General Manager Sales & Marketing in Mitsubishi Gas Chemical’s Oxygen Absorbers Division End of line packaging is a critical element in the complicated process of industrial manufacturing. Once components are engineered, tested, and finalized, manufacturers are faced…


Palletizing Solutions Optimize End of Line Petfood Operations

July 8, 2022

Robotic Automation Seamlessly Integrates Existing End of Line Equipment By Brian Guzek, Regional Sales Manager at Brenton Engineering Petfood manufacturers, like other food manufacturers, are looking to gain efficiencies in their end-of-line operations. One way to achieve that is through automation. Adding a robotic solution brings many benefits to petfood manufacturers, including the ability to…


New ProCommerce Vertical Bagging Series from Rennco Provides Bubble-Wrapped Packaging for e-Commerce

April 5, 2022

Rennco’s new ProCommerce Vertical Bagging Series provides right-sized bubble-wrapped packaging for sensitive or more fragile products for your e-Commerce applications. The new ProCommerce Vertical Bagging Series from Rennco, a ProMach brand, produces custom bag sizes lined with bubble mailing material for e-Commerce applications. Rennco is a leading manufacturer of vertical semi-automatic and automatic bagging solutions…


New Tentoma Machine Speeds up Packaging

March 10, 2022

Tentoma, the specialist in 6-sided sealed packaging, launches a new XL Power packaging machine that enables 6-sided sealed packaging of up to 19-meter-long products. For the packaging of shorter products, XL Power can stretch film for even more products per packaging cycle, which increases the packaging speed. The first XL Power is built and sold…


AMT Earns Award for Robot Sales Growth

March 8, 2022

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) earned the Sales Growth Award from FANUC America Corporation for attaining outstanding year-over-year growth in robot sales for 2021. The Sales Growth Award for Outstanding Robot Sales is awarded annually at the FANUC Automated System Integrator (ASI) Conference. The 2021 recipients were announced February, 16, 2022 at the 23rd annual ASI…


Optimizing Integration of End-of-Line Packaging Systems for Medical Devices

February 9, 2022

Integrated systems enhance product integrity and improve product safety and regulatory compliance By Jason Enninga, Vice President for the Robotics and End-of-Line group at Brenton The primary purpose of secondary packaging is to ensure the safety of a product during storage and transportation. The integrity of secondary packaging is particularly important with medical devices, such…


Adding Efficiencies to Your Packaging Starting with the End-of-Line

October 25, 2021

By Naomi Holdvogt, Director of Marketing, Robotics and End of Line at ProMach While end-of-line packaging is the last in a series of steps your products undergo before leaving your facility, many would argue they’re the most important. That’s because the manner in which products are packed and arrive to your customers is the first…


Pregis and inVia Robotics Partner to Offer Automated Pick, Pack, Replenish Solution, Increasing Warehouse Productivity up to 10X

October 21, 2021

Pregis, a leading global manufacturer of protective and flexible packaging solutions, is partnering with inVia Robotics to improve pick, pack and replenishment labor efficiencies by automating fulfillment operations. InVia and Pregis engineers have integrated artificial intelligence-driven software and autonomous mobile robots with packaging systems. Pregis’ advanced automation solutions are typically integrated into end-of-line work cells…


Latest Generation of High-Speed Case Formers: Faster with Less Operator Interaction

July 13, 2021

Case forming systems play a critical role in the speed of throughput with end-of-line packaging processes. To achieve faster systems, operator interaction must be minimized. Supporting this is a new generation of high-speed case formers which not only deliver the highest throughput rate in the industry, but achieve this by streamlining automation to greatly reduce…


Ranpak Advances Packaging Automation with Strategic Investment in Pickle Robot Company

July 9, 2021

Ranpak Holdings Corp. (“Ranpak”), a global leader of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial supply chains, announced its recent investment in Pickle Robot Company (“Pickle”), a leader in the application of robots for automated sorting, loading and unloading of packaged goods within logistical lines. Pickle Robot has developed a low cost, collaborative…


Meeting All Demands: Syntegon Technology Reports on the Challenges of Secondary Packaging for Home Products

June 9, 2021

They perform valuable services at home: wet wipes, air fresheners, tissues and insect control products ensure freshness, hygiene, and health on a daily basis. But first, they must find their way from the manufacturers to the consumers. Robust and attractive secondary packaging plays a decisive role, as it provides for both safe transport and an…


Making a Difference – Brenton and Orion Ramp up Production to Support Operation Warp Speed Initiatives

April 13, 2021

As companies in the supply chain for COVID-19 vaccine distribution began ramping up activities last summer, Brenton and Orion were there for customers by expediting the design and building of end-of-line packaging and stretch-wrapping systems as part of Operation Warp Speed. A public-private partnership initiated by the U.S. government, Operation Warp Speed (OWS) is a nationwide…