The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) held its annual meeting in conjunction with the annual ARC Manufacturing Forum in Orlando Feb. 7–10. The organization has seen some major accomplishments during its 14-year life, but recently, it has struggled with ownership and mission.
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The commercial printing industry has a technology that could migrate to packaging and have a sizable impact. It’s called personalization, and it rests on a three-legged stool of variable printing, affinity marketing, and automated route sequencing.
The last edition of this Machine Automation Insights newsletter carried three trends to anticipate in the coming year. They came from John Kowal, packaging market development manager at B&R Industrial Automation. Here are the three more trends worth monitoring, says Kowal.
Loma Systems’ IQ+ Pharma metal detection system for inspection of pills and tablets is constructed of a hygenic, easily-cleaned inspection environment: all contact points are made from high-grade plastic and mirrored stainless steel to provide easy cleaning and prevention of cross contamination.