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Look What's Coming in Packaging Automation

Posted November 16, 2014 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

You can't move forward without charting the past. Automation World reviews the technology of packaging automation (Gen1, Gen2, and the current Gen3 as defined by the OMAC Packaging Workgroup), setting up a look at what Gen4 might hold. Machine building experts weigh in, forecasting trends in the now servo-dominated world. These include greater reliance on mathematical modeling; more system optimization as distinguished from machine optimization; an increase in machine-to-machine communication; plus greater use of robotics and vision systems.


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