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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.
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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.
Cyber security
Feature Article
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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.
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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Driven sideways by Big Data

In previous columns we’ve discussed how Big Data, by tightly connecting sales, customers, and production as never before, is poised to radically change the landscape not only of manufacturing but of how we package products, as well.
 Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing
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Constructive disruption: a vision of smart manufacturing

Jim Wetzel, director of global reliability at General Mills and Chair of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, asked attendees at The Automation Conference an important question: “Are You Ready?”
Soley
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Getting industry to an internet frame of mind

Though we take for granted how much of an impact the Internet has had on our personal lives, the same thinking is not often true when it comes to industry. At The Automation Conference in Chicago, Richard Soley explained what the Industrial Internet Consortium is doing about that.

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