Predicting the future of packaging automation
At the show, PMMI presented “The Evolution of Automation” report, conducted by Chicago-based research firm DDR Communications, a Chicago-based research firm. The study revealed that many companies are looking to acquire data on their operations to heighten efficiencies.
The study also identified the main challenges and opportunities in advancing equipment automation. Many study participants suggested that data acquisition and cooperation with I.T. departments for integration were part of the struggle to advance. However, opportunities remained available from a producer standpoint as well as OEM. Expanding budgets also have helped increase automation and bolster technology overall.
The research also predicted that in the next 10 years many manufacturers will be automating data collection and analysis as well as implementing robotics usage in packaging.
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