Today's manufacturing is different than the past – that is an obvious statement. What's referred to as Industry 4.o and the smart factory is the wave of the future, and really the present. It is defined as the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies.
At Cascina Italia S.p.A., automated egg handling helps the company to speed up production while eliminating errors. Universal Robots' collaborative UR5 robot equipped with a pneumatic gripper gently picks and places trays of eggs to load corrugated cases with up to nine layers.
As U.S. manufacturing recorded the greatest monthly increase so far in 2014, a recent survey involving members of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) also points to an upswing in the automation industry.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies, we take a look at the packaging robotics industry, learn about some of the latest products to be featured at PACK EXPO LV, sustainability innovation, and much more!