Automation in Packaging

Research, trends, and applications associated with the use of automation in packaging, developed by Control Engineering and Packaging Digest

04/08/2008





Digital Edition
Research Reveals Changing Role of Packagers
With an economic value of nearly $133 billion annually in the U.S., packaging is big business, so Control Engineering and Packaging Digest set to investigate this dynamic market. The 2008 Packaging Automation Benchmark Study is a year-long, three-part research project that reveals the technology, market and business issues affecting packagers, machine builders, and system integrators. In Volume 1, research results and analysis focus on the packagers– who they are, how they do and do not automate, and what obstacles and opportunities they face.

Vol. 1 - Analysis

> Bring on the jet cars
> Communication & clarity
> Change is constant
> A Focus on Packagers
> Market Challenges
> Opportunities For Improvement
> Future Prospects


Volume 2 Results
Volume 3 Results

Research Results: Volume 1– Packagers: Click on Each Category Below to Download Results

Executive Summary

A summary of key findings from Volume 1– Packagers, including who they are and what they do (both as individuals and companies), levels of adoption of automation, their challenges / barriers to success, and opportunities for improvement. For a commentary on the study overall, see “ Communication & clarity ” and “ Bring on the jet cars .”

Environment

Volume 1 survey results covering number and type of packaging lines, extent of changeovers, and extent and type of automation used, including industrial networks.

Audience

Volume 1 survey results covering Packager demographics, including geography, years in business, and annual expenditures in automation.

Challenges

Volume 1 survey results covering obstacles to packaging line optimization, including internal hindrances to automation, use of preferred vendor lists, and vendor practices. For an analysis of the data, see “ Market Challenges .”

Trends and Opportunities

Volume 1 survey results covering how automation products and suppliers are expected to change, and the most desired automation product features and attributes. For an analysis of the data, see “ Opportunities for Improvement ” and “ Future Prospects .”

Research Sponsors

ELAU

ELAU , the only automation provider specializing in packaging machinery. more info

Noren Products

Noren manufactures air-to-air and air-to-water HEAT EXHCHANGERS for cooling Sealed Electrical Enclosures in a variety of sizes and NEMA integrities. more info

Pro Face

Pro-face , Your HMI and Industrial PC Authority using leading technology to solve today's toughest factory machine interface problems. more info

ProSoft Technology

ProSoft Technology provides communication interfaces for Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric, and wireless applications solutions. more info

SEW-EURODRIVE

SEW-EURODRIVE is a world leader in drives and drive-based automation solutions. more info

Yaskawa

Yaskawa , the worldwide leader in AC Drives, AC Servos, Machine Controllers and Robotics. more info


Dave Chappell
Help committee members increase dialog about, completion of, interest in, and use of Make2Pack ISA-88 Part 5. Join in with your comments or questions to help the standard along, on your way to gaining competitive advantage. more

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