Packaging Automation Benchmark Study Vol. 3

12/17/2008





Digital Edition

System Integrators
This third and final installment of the Automation in Packaging Benchmark Study focuses on system integrators, and the role they play coordinating projects for packagers, equipment builders and automation suppliers. Packaging is a specialty that manufacturers in virtually every industry must address. Control Engineering and Packaging Digest set out to investigate this dynamic market through the Automation in Packaging Benchmark Study, a three-part, year-long research project conducted by Reed Research Group. This 360 degree overview of the state of packaging automation reveals the technology, market drivers and business issues affecting packagers, equipment builders and system integrators. System integrators - a small, but influential group - provides hands-on help for system design, manufacture and installation. They also offer multi-industry insights to help packagers obtain the optimal solution for automating their production
Previous Automation Research Results
Volume 1 Results Volume 2 Results

Vol. 3 - Analysis
Integrators play central role in packaging automation

Cross-study comparison

Packagers suggest integration improvements

Integrators have their say




Research Results: Volume 3–System Integrators (click on each category below to download results)
Executive Summary Packaging Digest and Control Engineering have conducted a comprehensive research study addressing the technology, market, and business issues affecting the state of packaging automation. This is the third and final wave of a three-part study conducted in 2008. This third installment of the Automation in Packaging Benchmark Study focuses on system integrators and the role they play coordinating projects for packagers, equipment builders and automation builders. This report is an executive summary of the study results, providing an overview of key findings related to machine builders’ demographics, types of automation incorporated into their machines and customer buying behaviors that influence their products.
Integrators Profile This report provides graphical depictions of survey data covering system integrators: roles of integrators, where the can offer expertise, types of automation equipment used, and important aspects of automation now and over the next five years.
Buying Behaviors This detailed findings report provides graphical depictions of survey data covering how packagers’ decide to hire system integrators and how much leeway the integrators have in designing and assembling an integrated packaging line.
Study Comparisons This detailed findings report provides graphical depictions comparing survey data gathered from all three surveys, comparing responses from packagers, machine builders and system integrators.
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
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