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Automate UK, formerly the PPMA Group of Associations, is the leading trade association for automation suppliers and end users of technology across processing, packaging, robotics and machine vision. We’re committed to supporting your growth and ensuring automation is at the heart of manufacturing.

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Three conveyors make multiple wrap formats possible on e-cigarette shrink-wrapping line E-bulletins
18/07/2024

Three conveyors make multiple wrap formats possible on e-cigarette shrink-wrapping line

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100th anniversary is future-focused with e-commerce sector wrapping innovation
E-bulletins 18/07/2024

100th anniversary is future-focused with e-commerce sector wrapping innovation

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Variable geometry is major sustainability benefit in flow-wrap says system supplier E-bulletins
18/07/2024

Variable geometry is major sustainability benefit in flow-wrap says system supplier

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Tighter wrap around pizza leads to better packing efficiencies and improved costs
E-bulletins 18/07/2024

Tighter wrap around pizza leads to better packing efficiencies and improved costs

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Variable pre-stretch provides options for Heineken pallet-wrap at Italian bottling site E-bulletins
18/07/2024

Variable pre-stretch provides options for Heineken pallet-wrap at Italian bottling site

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Practice makes close to perfect as facility producing sausages takes eighth machine
E-bulletins 18/07/2024

Practice makes close to perfect as facility producing sausages takes eighth machine

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Exploring Automation Across Manufacturing and Beyond Industry news
17/07/2024

Exploring Automation Across Manufacturing and Beyond

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Machinery Update - July / August 2024
E-bulletins 15/07/2024

Machinery Update - July / August 2024

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Automate UK CTO Laurie Barnes helps to set new standards in the ISO Global directory. Members News
12/07/2024

Automate UK CTO Laurie Barnes helps to set new standards in the ISO Global directory.

Automate UK Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Laurie Barnes has not stopped since his appointment to the Automate UK executive. Becoming a committee member of TC 313 and its overarching committee MCE/3/3 Packaging Machines, and added to the CEN TC 146 equivalent within the ISO Global Directory.

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A golden year for Ceetak celebrating 50 years in business.
Members News 10/07/2024

A golden year for Ceetak celebrating 50 years in business.

Ceetak Ltd is marking 50 years in business during 2024, and the Bedford offices kicked off in style.

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