Harpak-ULMA, Rockwell Automation to deliver smart, connected packaging machines
Harpak-ULMA announced it has joined the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program as an OEM Machine Builder. As a member of the PartnerNetwork, Harpak-ULMA is teaming with Rockwell Automation to facilitate the development of smart, connected packaging solutions. The company's ULMA Thermoformer lines are now delivered with the Integrated Architecture production control and information system from Rockwell Automation, and can leverage IoT and augmented reality platforms supplied by smart manufacturing software leader PTC. At a press conference, the company demonstrated PTC's augmented reality application, which guides employees' maintenance or production activities through 3D step-by-step work instructions using available tablets, smartphones, or glasses.