Established in 1987, PPMA (Processing and Packaging Machinery Association) is the UK’s trade association for suppliers of processing and packaging machinery to both the domestic and overseas markets.
With over 550 member companies, our principal objective is to help members sell more products and services through PPMA Group’s various exhibitions, publications and training. Read more
A comprehensive programme of technical seminars and innovations from world leading industrial vision companies.
See working demonstrations of the latest automation and robotics technology, and improve your investment decisions before you buy.
Book today to exhibit at the UK’s largest processing & packaging machinery event at the NEC in September 2024.
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A wide range of technical & practical engineering training courses, as well as personal development, leadership, sales and marketing courses. All available at subsidised prices.
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In his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced a number of measures that we hope will have a positive impact on UK Manufacturing.
New & Improved Vacuum Conveyors from VMECA
These innovative MV Series Magic Grippers from VMECA, have a NEW vertical compact design with closer mounting centres to maximise the surface area for vacuum handling.
Recently, leading UK collaborative robot (cobot) distributor RARUK Automation Ltd hosted its first Automation For Everyone – Free Robotics Demonstration event at the AMRC North-West in Blackburn.
Busch Vacuum Solutions introduces new MINK MM dry claw vacuum pumps. The new generation stands out for its minimal operating costs, low energy consumption and reduced CO2 footprint through reduced raw material requirements.
Global labour issues continue to drive manufacturers’ and logistics companies’ need to automate low-value, manual tasks such as material transport.
Verderflex iDURA 45-80 Range Wins Industrial Product of the Year at the Industrial Plant & Equipment Awards 2023
New IO-Link Master Reduces Hardware Costs, Future-Proofs Pneumatic Valve Systems with IIoT Integration
Customers can reduce costs by including multiple IO-Link masters on one G3 Fieldbus platform
PPMA Member Events
6 December 2023, 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Are you struggling with labour shortages? Looking to give your business a productivity boost?
Are you struggling with labour shortages? Looking to give your business a productivity boost? RARUK Automation would like to introduce you to the small-footprint, intuitive range of 6-axis collaborative robot arms from Universal Robots and MiR autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).
RARUK Automation are delighted to be supporting MiR with their event at Magna Science Adventure Centre where you will be able to get a hands on experience with autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), as well as gain a comprehensive understanding of how the robot operates and interacts within your facility.
Alongside Universal Robots, RARUK Automation is thrilled to be supporting a Wirral Chamber of Commerce event to promote the key benefits of robotics and automation.