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Rockwell and Beckhoff reach agreement about linear motor technology

Rockwell Automation, Inc., Milwaukee, WI has granted Beckhoff Automation, Verl, Germany, a license to more than a dozen US and European linear motor patents, settling a patent infringement litigation amicably.
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Combi chosen for Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program

End-of-line packaging equipment manufacturer Combi Packaging Systems has been chosen as a Machine Builder Partner in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program, which includes a loyalty commitment from Combi to standardize on Rockwell Automation products and technology, and to commit to drive competency and training across the company.
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Rockwell Automation Global Headquarters earns US Green Building Council LEED Certification

Rockwell Automation has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for significantly reducing the overall environmental impact of its landmark corporate headquarters in downtown Milwaukee.
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Industry Watch

  A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.
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Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.
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Alcan Packaging, a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan, launched its global Sustainability Moments™ campaign to coincide with
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People

Andrew MacLeod was appointed divisional vice president of sales and marketing for SCA Packaging North America.
Bottling Clos du Bois premium wines from the Sonoma Valley area of California required integration of information and packaging
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Information solves wine bottling problems

It takes more than engineering skill to solve some packaging manufacturing problems. People skills help, too.
John Carlson
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People

John Carlson was appointed director of engineering for MGS Machine Corp.
In processing and packaging, validation of equipment used in
the pharmaceutical industry is an increasingly complex process.
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Trends in pharma validation

What do pharmaceutical companies need from technology providers and packaging machinery OEMs to make FDA validation run more smoothly?
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Production management software

Rockwell Automation has introduced Propack Data PMX MES 4.1, offering life sciences companies tighter automation information integration, flexibility, and focus on regulatory issues throughout the product mfg.
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Optimize line efficiencies through real-time info

Ongoing trends in the Consumer Packaged Goods sector—including things like packaging that’s customized according to demographic, rapidly growing numbers of SKUs, abbreviated product life cycles, and the inclusion of RFID tags on cases—have made packaging flexibility an absolute priority for CPG companies and their contract packagers.
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MES will shape packaging machine design

Packaging machinery OEMs be forewarned: You’ll be hearing a lot about how packaged goods companies need to better integrate packaging machines on the plant floor with high-level business information systems.
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Drive Integration with Standards

As companies find many reasons to integrate data from process manufacturing and packaging with each other and with the rest of the company’s business applications, engineers are turning to standards and models from the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA), OMAC Packaging Workgroup and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for help.
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Companies

Rockwell Automation opened a new radio-frequency identification (RFID) test lab at its global headquarters in Milwaukee. The lab is designed to help manufacturers facing production and inventory mandates from retailers understand how they can make RFID part of their distribution operations.
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Pharmaceutical wrap-labeling system

The High Speed Pharmaceutical Grade Labeling System from Quadrel Labeling Systems is designed specifically for the exacting needs of pharmaceutical companies.
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Companies

Morrison Timing Screw (Glenwood, IL) modernized its 15-year-old logo.
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Data collection

Entek Enwatch™ from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) is an Ethernet-based online data collection system for companies seeking to enhance packaging productivity.
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Achievements

International Paper (Purchase, NY) has donated $100ꯠ to the new Paper Industry Intl. Hall of Fame in Appleton, WI.
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Achievements

Weyerhaeuser Co. (Federal Way, WA) celebrated its 100th anniversary on Jan. 18.—Rockwell Automation’s (Greenville, SC) distribution facility in Crossville, TN, was presented with a Supplier Quality Award from Motion Industries.—The foodservice business of International Paper (Memphis, TN) has formed a partnership with Clemson University to help train students in the field of digital design.—ISO 9001 certification: Fujioka Newlong Industrial Co.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Rockwell Automation (Greenville, SC) has given a $1 million endowment to Clemson University to fund scholarships for students in mechanical eng. and electrical eng.—Liberty Paper, Inc.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) has completed a $40 million, 130ꯠ sq' addition to its Mequon, WI, facility.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire various portions of Dynapro (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Accu-Sort Systems (Telford, PA) has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Allen-Bradley Adaptascan bar-code scanner line from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) has agreed to buy Anorad Corp. (Hauppauge, NY), a maker of linear motor-based positioning equipment, for an undisclosed price.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Rockwell Automation (Minneapolis, MN) and Cognex Corp. (Natick, MA) announced they have entered into a letter of intent to form a global relationship.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) has signed an agreement with Datalogic S.p.A. (Bologna, Italy) to market two of that firm's industrial bar-code readers under the FlexiScan(TM) and ReadiScan(TM) names.
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Supplier news: Achievements

George Blackwell of Rockwell Automation/ Allen-Bradley Co. has been elected the 1998-99 president of the Automated Imaging Assn.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Rockwell Automation/ DataMyte (Minnetonka, MN) has teamed with StatSoft, Inc. (Tulsa, OK) to provide customers with data collection and analysis capabilities.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Rovema, L.P. (Lawrenceville, GA) has a new supplier agreement with Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) for Allen-Bradley automation products on its vf/f/s machines.