ABB partners with LeMatic to provide solutions to baked goods industry
ABB Robotics and LeMatic, Inc. have formed a “preferred partnership” to design and implement product handling, packaging and palletizing solutions for the food industry
ABB Robotics and LeMatic, Inc . have formed a “preferred partnership” to design and implement product handling, packaging and palletizing solutions for the food industry %%MDASSML%% specifically focused on baked goods %%MDASSML%% from ovens to shipping docks. LeMatic, Inc. provides automated packaging lines and slicing equipment for high-capacity baked goods applications and is incorporating ABB’s robots and controllers into their packaging systems.
“LeMatic is honored to receive‘preferred partner’ status with ABB,” said Dale J. LeCrone, president of LeMatic. “Preferred partner status gives LeMatic more visibility and input in product design and provides increased opportunities to integrate the latest robotic technology with our traditional packagingsystems.”
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.