Materials handling & storage and supply chain

Nestlé to move shipping needs to sustainable fuels

07 December, 2023

Nestlé, working with three large shipping companies, will move the equivalent of half its global shipping needs to alternative, lower-emission fuels.

Footwear guidance for frozen food industry released in UK

05 December, 2023

The British Frozen Food Federation has developed guidance on how to test the suitability of footwear used in the frozen food industry.

Vaisala spot-checking and calibration eGuide

01 December, 2023 | Supplied by: Vaisala Oyj

Field spot-checking is a common way to determine the measurement accuracy of a fixed measurement instrument between calibration intervals.

Raising frozen food temperature for decarbonisation

01 December, 2023

Research has suggested that standard frozen food temperatures could be changed by just three degrees, from -18 to -15°C, to save carbon dioxide emissions.

Facility upgrade transforms beef supply chain logistics

29 November, 2023 | Supplied by: Dematic Pty Ltd

Dematic has helped John Dee automate its sub-zero storage and handling operations using a solution specifically designed to address the complexities of meat processing.

Qimarox Highrunner HR8 palletiser for frozen foods

22 November, 2023 | Supplied by: Qimarox

Qimarox has expanded its product portfolio with a palletiser for frozen foods (IQF Products).

Putting a twist on gecko-inspired robot

17 November, 2023

The adhesive forces of geckos have bio-inspired researchers to build a robotic device that can pick up and release delicate materials without damage.

Unilever to share ice cream reformulation patents with industry

10 November, 2023

Unilever has announced it will grant a free licence to the ice cream industry for its ice cream reformulation patents that have been trialled in warmer freezer cabinets.

Flexicon BULK-OUT BFF Series Mobile Frame-Mounted Bulk Bag Discharger

01 November, 2023 | Supplied by: Flexicon Corporation (Aust) Pty Ltd

The Flexicon discharger with Flexible Screw Conveyor allows rapid, dust-free discharging and conveying of bulk solid materials at multiple plant locations.

Pet food company manages its carbon pawprint

30 October, 2023 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Real Pet Food Company has invested in sustainability and energy management software across four production sites in Australia to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency.

Wiliot's supply chain carbon tracker on best inventions list

27 October, 2023

An IoT platform created by Israel-based startup Wiliot to track carbon footprints in the supply chain is named on TIME's Best Inventions of 2023.

Industrial chiller for milk bottle production line

25 October, 2023 | Supplied by: Coates

Coates Power & HVAC has been able to mobilise a 800 kW industrial chiller within 36 hours to help Visy maintain a vital milk bottle production line.

Enhancing warehouse automation with system architecture

24 October, 2023 | Supplied by: Open IIoT

This case study from Industry 4.0 advocacy group Open IIoT discusses how experts in warehouse transformation, Layer Seven Automation, were tasked with revamping a North Rocks Sydney distribution centre.

Putting a freeze on meat waste

23 October, 2023

A report has shown inconsistent fridge temperatures and confusing cold storage advice could be contributing to meat waste in Aussie households.

Remedy Drinks keeps up with demand using Toyota forklifts

12 October, 2023 | Supplied by: Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd

Over the last decade, Remedy Drinks has built its business using the help of battery-electric Toyota Material Handling forklifts to distribute its products.

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