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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weyerhaeuser Co. (Federal Way, WA) celebrated its 100th anniversary on Jan. 18.Rockwell Automations (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.
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.