Companies can be proactive and take four critical steps to minimize unplanned downtime and improve the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of operations including: designing and configuring the line to meet quality and output requirements; selecting the right equipment for the application; maintaining the equipment properly during its lifecycle; and clearly defining measures and processes to continuously improve the operation of the equipment.
New app version gives users better access to thousands of ready-to-deliver GoTo products
September 11, 2013
The newest version of the Bosch Rexroth GoTo Products app for the iPhone® and iPad® is now available at the iTunes® App store, giving users more functionality and better search capabilities for selecting drive and control products listed in the company’s GoTo Focused Delivery Program.
Texas and Louisiana chosen for investments that address fast-growing end markets
September 9, 2013
As part of its focused investment strategy on the U.S. Gulf Coast to integrate advantaged shale gas, The Dow Chemical Company confirms the locations for expanding four of the company’s leading brand franchises in Texas and Louisiana.
Matrox Iris GT smart cameras and the new Matrox 4Sight GPm industrial imaging computer will be featured
September 3, 2013
Matrox Imaging, a trusted supplier of machine vision components to OEMs, machine builders and integrators in manufacturing industries including packaging, will demonstrate vision hardware and software for traceability, inspection and guidance at ATX Midwest.
Carton Council recognized by California Product Steward Council for Coalition Building
August 30, 2013
The Carton Council of North America, a group of carton manufacturers united to deliver long term collaborative solutions in order to divert valuable cartons from the landfill, has been awarded the 2013 Bow and Arrow Award for Coalition Building by the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC).
Evergreen Packaging kicks off biannual nationwide carton art competition
August 28, 2013
Evergreen Packaging announces the launch of the fall 2013 Made By Milk Carton Construction Contest, themed "Transportation." Schools across the United States can win up to $5,000 by having classroom teams design and construct creations made from empty school milk cartons, which students save from their school lunches. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2013.
Newly launched website provides rich content and resources for packagers
August 27, 2013
Bemis Performance Packaging announces the launch of its new website. The new website provides consumer goods companies with user-friendly resources to address packaging challenges and create brand advantages with the latest in packaging innovations. The site also offers informative content on the company’s broad range of flexible packaging products and capabilities, all of which can be quickly sourced by market segment or packaging type.
National Loctite® Distributor Network to hold open houses in fall 2013
August 23, 2013
The brand new showrooms will highlight the latest adhesive technologies and associated dispensing and curing equipment. Located in Loctite-certified distributor branch locations throughout the U.S., the showrooms will allow design and production engineers to design an adhesive application process using genuine Loctite adhesives and equipment before making a final purchase decision.