Materials handling & storage and supply chain

Qld closes border but bananas allowed through

27 March, 2020

Freight trucks are exempt from the latest border control measures introduced by the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.


Cobots improve productivity on packaging line

26 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Universal Robots

Global healthcare company Sanofi has installed seven UR10 collaborative robots at its site in France, to meet new productivity requirements.


Mitsubishi EDR Pantograph Reach Truck

24 March, 2020 | Supplied by: MLA Holdings Pty Ltd

The Mitsubishi double-deep reach truck is designed to allow operators to perform tasks efficiently in double-deep applications.


Tubular drag conveyors: cable vs chain systems

18 March, 2020 by Karl Seidel, Cablevey Conveyors | Supplied by: Cablevey Conveyors

The distinct differences between tubular chain and cable drag conveyors are discussed in relation to dry food manufacturers' requirements.


Economics of the pandemic: are your supply chains resilient?

18 March, 2020 by Carolyn Jackson

Food manufacturers may be one of the few industries that could actually see some economic opportunities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, if supply chains remain resilient.


Improving dietary supplement traceability

17 March, 2020 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Manufacturers of dietary supplements are encouraged to trace every ingredient through their supply chain using MOM systems.


Danone boosts baby formula traceability

16 March, 2020

Danone has launched a digitally enabled data service for its baby formula brands, which allows consumers to verify the authenticity of the product.


Butchery improves supply chain using trackable pallet boxes

13 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Dolav Australia

A UK-based pork butchery has improved the transport efficiency of its pork product using Trackable Dolav plastic pallet boxes.


Key Technology VERYX integrated sorting system

03 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Key Technology Australia Pty Ltd

Key Technology has introduced a new concept for sorting green beans that removes foreign material and separates the green beans prior to snipping for process efficiency.


Australian chocolatier sweetens operations using NetSuite

19 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Oracle Australia

NetSuite helps chocolate wholesaler unlock growth, streamline manufacturing processes and maintain a family's traditional chocolate-making heritage.


Eriez Xtreme metal detection unit

14 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Eriez Magnetics Pty Ltd

The Eriez Xtreme MD is capable of detecting needles, pins, etc inserted into food, and alerts users when a metal contaminant is found.


Tecpro A30R Hydrokinetic IBC Cleaner

11 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Tecpro Australia

The Tecpro hydrokinetic IBC cleaner is suitable for the food and beverage industries, as it does not require oil or grease, thus reducing risk of contamination.


Primodan acquires SPX Flow yellow cheesemaking tech

10 February, 2020 | Supplied by: SPX Flow Inc

Primodan, a company that manufactures cheese plants and dairy filling machines, has acquired yellow cheesemaking technology from SPX Flow.


Vibratory equipment: a key ingredient in chocolate line

07 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Enmin Pty Ltd

Whittaker's requested Enmin to design and build a custom piece of equipment that could facilitate six different flavours of chocolate in its new line.


Leuze electronic IPS 400i camera-based positioning sensor

05 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

The IPS 400i from Leuze electronic is a small camera-based positioning sensor for double-depth compartment fine positioning.


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