Materials handling & storage and supply chain

Material testing provides insights for conveyor selection

10 May, 2024 by Del Williams

Gaining a deeper understanding of material characterisation before conveyor testing can help with optimal throughput and quality on a range of food products.


Octopus inspires new gripper mechanism for robots

29 April, 2024

A new robotic suction cup that can grasp rough, curved and heavy objects has been developed by scientists at the University of Bristol.


Cold chain tech revenue projected to exceed AU$10 billion

11 April, 2024

Investments in temperature and humidity monitoring solutions are set to surpass AU$10 billion by 2032.


Loma Flex Conveyor System

10 April, 2024 | Supplied by: Inspection Systems Pty Ltd

Loma Systems demonstrated its latest detection solutions at Anuga FoodTec in Germany.


Stop blaming COVID for supply chain issues

08 April, 2024 by Stephen Dombroski, Director of Consumer Markets, QAD | Supplied by: QAD Australia Pty Ltd

How a mix of supplier diversity, just-in-time, safety stock and economic order quantity will help food companies navigate potential global disruptions.


PepsiCo builds high-capacity logistics automation system in Thailand

28 March, 2024 | Supplied by: Dematic Pty Ltd

PepsiCo has partnered with Dematic to integrate automation as a central feature of its expanded production and logistics facility in Rojana, Thailand.


Americold opens temperature-controlled facility in WA

26 March, 2024 | Supplied by: Americold

Americold continues its expansion in Australia with the recent opening of its facility in Spearwood, Western Australia.


Meeting tomorrow's demands in the food & beverage industry

19 March, 2024 by David Rubie, Industry Logistics Manager, Dematic | Supplied by: Dematic Pty Ltd

For companies to compete in Australia's $23 billion food and beverage industry, they must understand and overcome many challenges.


Hyster PC1.5 Lithium-ion-powered pallet truck

13 March, 2024 | Supplied by: Adapt-A-Lift Group

The Hyster PC1.5 Lithium-ion-powered pallet truck is suitable for food processing facilities.


Universal Robots debuts its cobot solutions at APPEX 2024

13 March, 2024 | Supplied by: Universal Robots

UR is demonstrating its UR30 locally for the first time at APPEX 2024, along with a box palletising solution.


Women in automation: Ella Shakeri

06 March, 2024 | Supplied by: Swisslog Australia

In the lead-up to International Women's Day 2024, Swisslog System Design Engineer Ella Shakeri is encouraging more women to enter STEM jobs and, in particular, warehouse automation.


Flexicon Twin Tilt-Down flexible screw conveyor on mobile base built to 3-A standard

01 March, 2024 | Supplied by: Flexicon Corporation (Aust) Pty Ltd

New from Flexicon is a Twin Tilt-Down Flexible Screw Conveyor system with dual hoppers on a common mobile base, constructed and finished to 3-A sanitary standards.


Drink mix capacity up 100% with bulk bag weigh batch discharging

22 February, 2024 | Supplied by: Flexicon Corporation (Aust) Pty Ltd

Singabera produces natural ginger drink mixes and other Indonesian specialties from locally sourced ingredients, and ships them to buyers globally.


Food supply chain thefts rise in 2023

22 February, 2024 | Supplied by: BSI Group

Food continues to be the commodity most at risk of theft in the global supply chain, according to BSI's Supply Chain Risk Insights Report 2023.


NORD LogiDrive Advanced and LogiDrive Basic drive solutions

16 February, 2024 | Supplied by: NORD Drivesystems (Aust) Pty Ltd

The NORD LogiDrive  solution is an energy-efficient, service-friendly and standardised modular system that is suitable for warehouse logistics requirements.


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