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Posted by Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor, May 22, 2013The adoption of the international standard allows systems designed and built in one country to be freely moved to other countries while maintaining compliance with safety regulations. More
Posted by Jack Mans, Plant Operations Editor, May 17, 2013BVS vision sensor with built-in infrared lighting and integrated daylight filter eliminates problems with inspection, bar code and text reading processes for vision sensors caused by changing ambient lighting conditions. More
Posted by Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor, May 14, 2013Canadian Minister of State for Science and Technology Gary Goodyear speaks at PackEx Toronto about the importance of innovation, the adoption of new technologies and the benefits of government-industry collaboration to create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for packaging and manufacturing operations. More
Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor, May 14, 2013For only $1 per inspection, QCanywhere is designed to be an affordable and indispensable tool for protecting brand equity for any business. Users can review reports anywhere using a laptop, tablet or smart phone. More
Posted by Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor, May 13, 2013The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute is now PMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and has an updated logo. More
C.G. Masi., Contributing Writer, May 12, 2013The ability of a robot to hold a two-way conversation with a human handler in spoken English could upend the way people work with robots. More importantly, it could upend the requirements for who could be trusted to operate them. More
Posted by Jack Mans, Plant Operations Editor, May 11, 2013A family of giant robots behind the scenes at UCSF Medical Center now counts and processes medications for patients. With a new automated hospital pharmacy, believed to be the nation's most comprehensive, UCSF is using robotic technology and electronics to prepare and track medications with the goal of improving patient safety. More
Edited by Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor, May 10, 2013The new W4S-3 Hygiene Photoelectric Sensor is an IP 69K-rated photoelectric sensor suitable for harsh washdown environments in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. More
Posted by Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor, May 10, 2013The switch to automated case packing boosts output and reduces packaging line workforce needs. "We mostly package for ourselves and don't tend to co-pack, but we may look into it because our capacity has increased so much," says production and equipment purchasing chief Solomon Schwartz. More
C.G. Masi., Contributing Writer, May 6, 2013If a robot can't get real-time data about the outside, how's it supposed to sense the existence of that outside? For all practical purposes, we already have the technology to equip any robot with all five of the senses humans have used to conquer the world. More
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