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Top 10 trends in automation for 2014: Gallery

10. Some of you techies may be familiar with the new Google Glass, a type of wearable technology that comes with an optical head-mounted display which shows information like a smartphone – hands free with voice commands. Now, the “wearable computing” can be actuality in an industrial environment. At Pack Expo, Beckhoff and Matrix Packaging Machinery partnered up for technology study where Matrix connected Google Glass to a vertical/form/fill/seal machine in the Matrix booth.

Here are the most well-read articles on automation posted since January 1 which includes topics from Google Glass, automation advances and robotics.

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10. Internet and automation merge at Pack Expo

9. Will big data bring a new age of enablement to packaging lines?

8. AS/RS technology delivers the ultimate in warehouse automation

7. Are robotics the key to open spectacular packaging automation advances?

6. How to scale packaging line automation around the world

5. New technologies better enable packaging’s usefulness

4. 6 packaging solutions seen at EastPack

3. What will the plant of the future look like?

2. 4 packaging machinery technologies to scope out at Pack Expo 2014

The top article for 2014 was by far the winner in the automation category. Read here to see why.

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