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Learn the three basic components of secure, remote plant-floor network access
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Learn the three basic components of secure, remote plant-floor network access

See a live demo of a system from B&R Industrial Automation, and learn how it provides secure, remote access to machines in this demo, a remote robot€” for optimal monitoring, diagnostics and maintenance.
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Total Cost of Ownership
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this E-Book Special Report to learn how to calculate the true Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of your packaging machinery.
Supplier News
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PI North America announces new board member

Barry Lynch of GE joins the Board of Directors at PI North America, the non-profit trade organization for PROFIBUS and PROFINET.
Siemens totally integrated automation on display at PACK EXPO
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Siemens totally integrated automation on display at PACK EXPO

The engineering framework enables software development across controllers, drives, motors and more to save time in design and commissioning.
C6915 IPC
Controls Product Brief
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Beckhoff: Upgraded industrial PC

Fanless, exceptionally compact Industrial PC features state-of-the-art multi-core Intel® Atom™ technology up to quad-core.
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nce pouches are cut into individual units, a pick-and-place device puts each pouch on a pedestal checkweigher.
Controls Case Study
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Controls platform makes robotic pouch transfer sing

The newest pouching and cartoning lines at Medifast get a boost from a delta-style robot. But the real story is the sophisticated controls platform that ties everything together.
Cyber security
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Plant floor cyber security—is it on your agenda?

What is the cyber landscape for Consumer Packaged Goods companies? How great is the risk of getting hacked? Maybe it’s time we took a closer look at cyber security.
Cyber security
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Plant floor cyber security—turning discussion into action

Last month we explored why plant floor cyber security should be on your agenda. Here in Part 2 we focus on how to establish a serious and open dialog, develop strategies, and tap outside resources.
Ultra Packaging’s Veronica
OEM Application Note
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Controls platform brings cartoning flexibility

Pedigree Ovens of Harvard, IL, a contract manufacturer in the niche market of high-end dog treats, recently decided to invest in cartoning technology to improve productivity and increase capacity.
TIS-8632 six-port Ethernet switch
Controls Product Brief
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FiberPlex: Ethernet-to-fiber switch

Offering complete immunity to EMI/RFI and incredible distance as well as bulletproof security between nodes, the TIS-8632 is a new six-port Ethernet switch that interfaces CAT based networks to fiber optic communications.
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OpX offers solutions in TCO and OEE.
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New website unlocks CPG operations knowledge

Need to make sense of how to calculate your Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)? Do you know how to evaluate the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for each piece of processing and packaging machinery in your plant?

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