NBE has introduced an automated bulk material handling and packaging system built on the NBE integrated construction and controls infrastructure.
The journey to Industry 4.0 has begun - it’s time to get on board to ensure the future of your food/beverage manufacturing operation. Robotic mobility, additive manufacturing, technology upgrades and smarter systems are some of the stepping stones towards the 4th industrial revolution.
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Recent events, such as the troubles facing SPC Ardmona, have illustrated the immense stress this industry is under to optimise production and keep costs low to remain economically viable. Manufacturers across the world are taking a close look at their operations to see where they can find cost savings. This white paper discusses cost-saving solutions including decentralised drive technologies. Download now to read more.
Adept Technology SoftPIC food grippers and graspers enable fast, accurate and hygienic transfer of product in both primary and secondary food packaging operations.
National Bulk Equipment has available an automated material handling system for moving fragile food product through multiple process operations into bulk storage for temporary holding prior to final packaging.
Traceability is particularly important in the food processing industry because if something goes wrong there is a genuine risk that consumers may die. The root cause of any contamination needs to be identified and all affected food traced and removed from consumer access with all possible speed.
Dematic RapidStore Mini Load (ML) systems provide increased performance for automated storage and handling of products such as cartons, cases, totes and trays weighing up to 450 kg.
ABB’s IRB 460 compact palletising robot is claimed to be the fastest of its kind. The 4-axis robot’s small footprint makes it suitable for fitting into existing packing lines.
At AUSPACK PLUS 2013, Ferrostaal will display a high-speed robotic palletising solution. It is a compact, portable, stand-alone robotic palletising cell that is plug and play.
Dematic’s second-generation Multishuttle 2 incorporates advanced engineering, lightweight aluminium construction and a load extractor for faster operating speeds, higher payload capacity and multideep storage capability.
iPOS360x SX allows users to plug in up to four iPOS3602 VX or iPOS3604 VX intelligent drives and provides all the necessary connectors (motor, encoder feedback and I/O signal) for each drive.
Compared to conventional storage systems and materials handling equipment, RapidStore UL is claimed to require a smaller building footprint to house the same number of pallets or unit loads.
Dematic has provided Tesco with an automated materials picking and handling system for the company’s fourth ‘Dotcom store’ that went live in January 2012. Dematic technology will also feature in Tesco’s fourth and fifth Dotcom stores.
Companies that are best at managing in a competitive and changing market are those that are innovative. One of the most productive ways to make your manufacturing processes more competitive is through automation. Real-time quality control and system automation is now readily and inexpensively available. Find out more here!
Sick’s Bulkscan can measure volume and mass flows without contact, increasing system availability and avoiding mechanical wear. It also prevents wear by transmitting data on uneven belt loads and belt drift.