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Siemens News

Packaging Toolbox enables easy engineering of packaging machines

The Siemens’ Packaging Toolbox is now available in its entirety for the Simatic S7-1500 controller in the TIA Portal engineering framework. It offers users packaging specific libraries which can be integrated into existing or new machine applications as well as program blocks. The Toolbox supports international standards such as OMAC, PackML and Weihenstephan Standards. By adding or modifying function blocks it can be adapted to suit individual requirements, while at the same time saving the user time during engineering and commissioning through tested functions and software solutions.

Vision Components News

3D line sensors sized to fit

Vision Components manufactures intelligent laser profilers for a wide range of applications. The standard VCnano3D-Z models cover working distances from 50 mm to 2025 mm and between 40 mm and 1250 mm horizontal field of view. They provide high precision with resolutions down to 10 µm.

Sigfox News


Greif – a global leader in industrial packaging products and services – is now offering its GCube Connect IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers), which are used for the storage and transport of liquids and free-flowing materials, with Sigfox 0G network connectivity.

MakerBot News

MakerBot Launches METHOD Carbon Fiber

New METHOD Carbon Fiber Editions Print Metal Replacement Parts with High Strength and Accuracy and The METHOD Platform Further Expands to Support More Materials, Applications, and Markets.


New milestone in compressor efficiency: GEA Bock HGX44e CO2 for industrial low-temperature applications

Future-proof, reliable, cost- and energy-efficient - the new generation of subcritical compressors GEA Bock HGX44e CO2 for the natural refrigerant carbon dioxide (R744) sets a milestone especially for industrial low temperature applications in cold stores and in the food industry.

Sensopart News

Higher resolution for even greater code reading stability

With the VISOR® Code Reader V20 Standard, SensoPart expands its family of vision sensors with a low-cost version for standard applications requiring a higher image resolution, such as the reading of simple printed barcodes.

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