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Happy National Barcode Day!

Happy National Barcode Day!

National Barcode Day is celebrated each year on June 26th. 2024 is extra special, though. On June 26th, 1974, a UPC barcode was scanned in a real-life transaction at a Marsh's supermarket in Troy, Ohio. Since that day, the UPC barcode (and its embedded Global Trade...

What are the Four Industrial Revolutions?

What are the Four Industrial Revolutions?

Our current industrial and digital automation time is often called the fourth industrial revolution (or Industry 4.0). What does this mean, and what were the first three revolutions? The four industrial revolutions refer to distinct periods of technological...

How AI Can Help With Packaging Machine Design

How AI Can Help With Packaging Machine Design

AI this. AI that. It seems impossible to avoid the hype of Artificial Intelligence these days. While this concept certainly has many uses, can it help with packaging machine design? Are designers and engineers at risk? These talented people are more important than...

What Do Those IP Numbers Mean for Packaging Machines?

What Do Those IP Numbers Mean for Packaging Machines?

IP (Ingress Protection) ratings are an important factor when choosing packaging equipment for your operations. Packaging equipment needs to operate in a wide range of environments, from cleanrooms in the pharmaceutical industry to dusty cement factories to wet...

What is Aseptic Packaging

What is Aseptic Packaging

What is Aseptic Packaging, and How is it Achieved? In the dynamic world of packaging, ensuring product safety and extending shelf life are crucially important. One of the standout innovations that has revolutionized the industry is aseptic packaging. But what exactly...