Packaging machinery manufacturers everywhere are seeking alliances with their machinery-building peers. They feel that by partnering with another OEM, they have a better chance of providing the kind of integrated solution that buyers of packaging machinery are looking for more than ever these days.
Schneider Electric’s Industrial Automation Controls Group created an Applications Solutions Department to develop customized solutions that meet and exceed the requirements of equipment manufacturers and their customers.
REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Small-footprint, servo-driven Stealth cartoner from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) features a Windows NT HMI touchscreen with online manuals and self-diagnostics for operator training.
Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Barry Shoulders of BWI Kartridg Pak (Davenport, IA), chairman of the '97 executive committee; other committee members include Fred Erler of Nordson Corp.
MGS Machine Corp. (Maple Grove, MN) has entered into a joint venture with Korea Fuji Machinery Co. Ltd. (Ansan-City, South Korea) for distributing and manufacturing MGS's full line of equipment to Asia.