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Position Indicator AP10 IO-Link Provides Efficiency and Process Reliability in the Interface Itself

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Author: Mr. Moritz Müller, PositionLine Product Manager Bus-capable position indicators from SIKO are the heart of a monitored size changeover, and are indispensable in machine construction today. Their ability to display the setpoint and actual value on the adjusting spindle to the machine operator increases comfort for the setter. This …

Editor’s pickTetra Pak to Offer New Levels of Customisation and Flexibility with Digital Printing Technology

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A first for the beverage carton industry, this investment taps the power of digital on-package printing to offer new possibilities for beverage brands Tetra Pak is to become the first company in the food and beverage carton industry to offer full-colour digital printing on its carton packages, working in collaboration with Koenig & Bauer, a …

KPM Analytics Expands in Asia Pacific


To better serve distributors and customers, KPM Analytics recently announced their expansion in the APAC market with the addition of Patumtip “Tip” Jantarangsi as Director of Sales & Marketing, APAC. Now with four Operating Companies worldwide serving customers in the food, agriculture and environmental sectors, KPM Analytics …

777 Food and Drink Acquisitions in 2018

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2018 was another record year for food and drink industry transactions, with 777 registered in the mergers and acquisitions database, an average of 15 each week. The total is 48 more than in 2017 and 63% higher than five years ago.  The number has increased every year since a dip in 2013. GLOBAL FOOD AND DRINK ACQUISITIONS …

StePac Responds to Growing Demand For Automation with Leaner Packaging and Less Waste.

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Growing demand for functional packaging of fresh produce that is suited for automation has prompted StePac L.A. Ltd. to tailor its branded range of Xtend® Modified Atmosphere/Modified Humidity (MA/MH) packaging solutions to be compatible with both automated bulk and retail packing lines. This move facilitates the use of substantially leaner …