Waiting for smart manufacturing standards to develop before implementing IIOT into your operations may not be the most productive choice, writes Dave Vasko, director of Advanced Technology, Rockwell Automation.

Sorting technology company Tomra has won the contract to supply a Victoria-based recycling company with 40 of its Autosort units.

A new swabbing robot has been installed at Orora’s glass manufacturing facility at Gawler in South Australia.

Melbourne roaster Dimattina Coffee has installed a Goglio vertical form fill seal (VFFS) machine from Jet Technologies to service its growth.

Equipment supplier Olympus has released a portable thickness gauge to measure packaging material integrity.

Serac has launched a single-unit aseptic blowing and filling solution for PET.

GEA has launched an aseptic filling machine which switches between different types of product and packaging.

Robotic technology company ABB has brought a new dual-arm collaborative robot to market.

Packaging and printing solutions provider Esko has launched a digital cutting table for short-run production of corrugated applications.

Bosch Packaging Technology has been given a German design award for its vertical platform for flat pouches.

Valve design and manufacturing company SMC has launched technology with benefits for complex control systems.

Equipment supplier Bobst has launched an automatic packer for corrugated packaging that enhances folding-gluing lines.

SMC's James McKew explains how to avoid locking yourself into old technology when specifying on a project.

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Ulma Packaging has launched a new system which extracts air from bags of frozen product without the need for perforations.