Industry : Consumer Goods/Appliances
What are the advantages and challenges for CPG companies who invest in e-commerce? For consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, direct selling through the Web represents a great opportunity. It allows them to build a unique relationship with end-users and offer an additional point of sale by tapping into e-commerce’s growing popularity. But
Sustainable packaging is more than a trend, it is now a must! In a recent market assessment realized by PMMI, the most common issue mentioned by respondents was sustainable packaging. Some state that any type of non-sustainable packaging material will become obsolete in 5 to 10 years. Today, brand identity is
Upcoming challenges for folding carton manufacturers and the need to invest in technologies Even if the folding carton packaging is known as a mature industry (see our previous blog post), producers still have growth opportunities to tackle. As food and beverage
There is no doubt that industrial automation has become more commonly used by manufacturing organizations in recent years, as it has helped increase profitability among companies. Although organizations can benefit from automated systems, how do you know if automating your process will be the right investment? Before making a decision,
Automation is becoming more and more common in the manufacturing sector as companies begin to understand its many benefits. In an interview with Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Alex Bonaire, the Robot Product Manager at Mitsubishi Electric, provided IMPO with some expert insight into the evolving world of industrial automation. Maura Falk: Could
Carton packaging: an ally for manufacturers and retailers Some people might say that carton packaging represents a mature industry; this does not mean that it is not a dynamic one. Its CAGR from 2015 to 2019 should be somewhere between 4,2 and 5,1%. What are the trends that should unfold this
Vision guided robotics – Technological advances that opened the door for vision guided robotics applications in factories – part 2 In part 1 published earlier, we illustrated the advances of vision guided robotics with the evolution of processing time and the development of algorithms and software for vision guided robotics applications.
Right-size it : What is the right size for the loads and speeds of your application? Too much machine is a waste. Too small is worse. Güdel Applications Engineers are available to help you get it just right. Reach study : In some cases a smaller robot on a
With each automation project, Midwest Engineered Systems implements a project management process that walks through the steps for successful equipment integration. The process describes the procedures that are taken to manage every element of the project. In addition to providing a comprehensive set of project procedures, the project process gives
How a warehouse can turn as a competitive asset for the food and beverage processors? Are those companies ready to automate warehouses? Food and beverage companies have a lot of experience with automation and robotics in their manufacturing processes, but still rely a lot on manual labor for their warehouse operations.
The “Overall Equipment Effectiveness” (OEE): a simple but effective way to measure the performance of production equipment. There are many ways to measure and evaluate the productivity of equipment or a line. One of them is called the “Overall Equipment Effectiveness” (OEE). It considers the availability of the equipment, its performance
A new robot safety standard is set to take effect in 2011. Manufacturers have already started producing robots that are compliant. Users and integrators now must consider guidelines that are harmonized with ISO. For more than a decade, OSHA has referred to the ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999 Robot Safety Standard but times
When a security alarm goes off in a deserted office building at night and a robot meets first responders at the door to see what happened does it mean we’ve entered the age of the Jetsons? What if that robot gives its owner the ability to
QComp Technologies received an order from a major personal products manufacturer to re-engineer an existing palletizing cell. The robotic palletizing cell was completely evaluated and re-engineered by QComp Technologies to increase throughput two fold. To achieve double the throughput the robotic cell required new pallet handling equipment, slipsheet placing
There is no sugar coating the fact that the robotics industry suffered from the Great Recession but there are some bright spots. RIA’s Director of Market Analysis, Paul Kellett, presented detailed statistics during the Robotics Industry Forum and they show the industry has contracted. However, he also highlighted areas where