Packaging

Access Anywhere/Anytime Maintenance Status with Smartenance, a New Mobile App from Festo

May 20, 2020

No matter their location or time of day, every maintenance team member with a smart phone, tablet, or desktop computer can open maintenance plans and activity status through the new Festo Smartenance app. The app can be used with Festo and every other supplier’s equipment – fully vendor neutral. Smartenance consists of two parts: a…

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Packaging Industry Leaders Launch Organization to Create PPE for Medical Professionals during COVID-19

April 14, 2020

Over forty packaging firms from twenty countries have come together to create an organization called “Fiber Shield” to create single-use, disposable face shields in response to COVID-19 and the global shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for medical professionals. Packaging producers and supply chain partners from around the world pooled their collective resources and expertise…

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New K6PM Thermal Condition Monitor From Omron Provides Continuous Thermal Monitoring For Industrial Equipment

March 4, 2020

Industrial automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas has a new technology to help facilities get closer to the ultimate goal of zero downtime. By providing continuous, remote thermal monitoring of electrical panels and other components, Omron’s K6PM Thermal Condition Monitoring Device lowers the time and cost required for critical equipment inspections and minimizes the risk…

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Columbia Machine, Inc. Announces New HL4200 High-Level Palletizer

November 26, 2019

Columbia Machine’s HL4200 high-level palletizer with optional Smart Diagnostics features include a VFD-controlled pacer meter belt, bi-parting apron and Columbia’s state-of-the-art Product Manager controls package. These features, combined with the ability to form “layer gaps” side-to-side and front-to-back, make the HL4200 flexible. Ideal for both retrofit and new applications, the HL4200 can handle a variety…

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