Automated Packaging Systems has launched two versatile bag packaging systems machines at the PPMA show in Birmingham, UK.The Autobag 500 and Autobag 550 baggers have a speed cycle of 45 bags per minute, next-bag-out printing to prevent product queuing and reduce waste and multi-position unwind with tension control which...
New insights from WRAP’s annual recycling tracker has found that over half the UK population would like to know more about what their recycling gets turned into.Part of WRAP’s Recycle Week event, other key finding from the tracker included 65 per cent of the UK population citing not being sure...
An alternative pigment to carbon black has been identified that allows black plastics to be sorted and recovered for recycling, according to Stuart Foster, chief executive of resource charity Recoup.In a recent interview about black plastics packaging, he explained that background research has been completed through a number of...
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Ten years on from its launch of ‘embedded robots’ (integrated into the automation architectures of machines), Schneider Electric is demonstrating its ‘Smart Machine’ concept at Pack Expo Las Vegas (USA), which opened today.Based on the Industrial Internet of Things, which the company says will increasingly shape production processes, robotics...
US-based Thiele Technologies is to integrate Allen-Bradley control software on its Symach palletisers having acquired Dutch firm Symach in March 2014.The Barry-Wehmiller Group company, which specialises in bag-filling and bag-palletising equipment, has found that its Symach palletisers are popular with US customers who commonly use Allen-Bradley control software across...