ACCESS PACK EXPO XPRESS ONLINE TODAY. Content is available on-demand through November 30th.

Packaging and processing machinery automation growth curve

Study from PMMI Business Intelligence details the evolution of automation including the ultimate goal—a smart machine that can learn on the fly to operate more efficiently.

Pw 334372 Alignment 52 Pmg

Four out of five end users at food and pharmaceutical plants are gathering at least some data now, but more robust data collection and data utilization are on the horizon, according to the report.

In the next decade, the top five significant improvements automation will make possible are:

  • Ability to run multiple sizes on the same machine
  • Labor reduction
  • Maximize Uptime
  • Efficient short runs
  • Minimized changeover times

Predictive maintenance, used rarely now, is expected to become reality for most in the next ten years. Current automated maintenance is primarily reactive, or in some cases scheduled. The future of sensors and warning will allow equipment to do its own condition monitoring and ultimately artificial intelligence (AI) will enable the machine to learn.

Download a FREE Executive Summary here. Members download the entire report FREE.

Source: PMMI Business Intelligence, 2017 Evolution of Automation Report.

Access On-Demand Content Today
Discover innovative solutions for packaging and processing, automation, sustainability, e-commerce and more.
Access On-Demand Content Today
Test Your Smarts
Take Packaging World's sustainability quiz to prove your knowledge!
Take Quiz
Test Your Smarts