Materials handling & storage and supply chain

Hygienic and economical movement of dips from production to packaging

09 October, 2017 | Supplied by: NORD Drivesystems (Aust) Pty Ltd

A mix of stainless and aluminium conveyors and corrosion-protected aluminium drives provided an affordable solution for a dip and spread manufacturer without compromising its stringent hygiene requirements.

OCEASOFT Cobalt ML3 temperature data logger

05 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Kenelec Scientific Pty Ltd

OCEASOFT's mobile temperature data logger, the Cobalt ML3, takes care of temperature traceability during product logistics phases, leveraging specialised long-range wireless technology.

Bestech Australia 8431 and 8432 precision miniature load cells

27 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

The Bestech Australia 8431 and 8432 precision miniature load cells are designed for precise tension and compression force measurements in limited spaces.

tna energy-efficient fan for Ferguson ener-freeze 3

22 September, 2017 | Supplied by: tna solutions Pty Ltd

tna has introduced an energy-efficient fan design for its Ferguson ener-freeze 3 aimed at reducing energy consumption by more than 30%.

Improving traceability in the supply chain

21 September, 2017 by Jonathan Wilkins | Supplied by: EU Automation

In summer 2017, the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) discovered that over 700,000 contaminated eggs from Dutch and Belgian farms were distributed to the UK. The final destination of each egg was unclear, so thousands of salads, sandwiches and other meals containing egg were recalled from supermarkets.

Australian Food Cold Chain Council formed in Queensland

21 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

A new cold chain advocacy group has been established in Queensland to improve compliance and standards in the handling of food at all levels of the cold chain.

Schutz Automatic Lock

21 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Schuetz Australia

Schutz's Automatic Lock is a bung cap system for PE drums that consists of a plug and a tamper-proof sealing cap, either in red or white.

Bonfiglioli 300M planetary gearbox range

20 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Bonfiglioli Transmission Pty Ltd

Bonfiglioli's 300M range of planetary gearboxes are said to achieve greater torque, without increasing the size of the gearbox, to produce greater performance and efficiency.

Piab piFLOW t conveyor

18 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Pneumatic Products

Using vacuum technology to convey the delicacies of the food industry, Piab's piFLOW t conveyor is dedicated to the gentle handling of delicate ingredients and products.

Visual Trust Initiative provides supply chain transparency

18 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Carrefour and SGS, along with its two technology partners Transparency-One and Blippar, launched the Visual Trust Initiative which produces in-depth supply chain information.

Mobile robotics: forklifts will never be the same again?

18 September, 2017 by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx | Supplied by: IDTechEx

Robotic technology will transform the forklift industry, causing a colossal transfer of value from human-provided driving services towards spending on autonomous industrial material handling machines, thus fuelling an industry revenue boom far exceeding recent growth trends.

Bulk bag weigh batch discharger improves granular sugar re-bagging

15 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Flexicon Corporation (Aust) Pty Ltd

A UK food manufacturer has reduced the time to rebag granular sugar by one-third while needing less labour and still meeting ATEX and hygiene requirements by using an automated bulk bag weigh batching system with an integral flexible screw conveyor.

Toyota SWE120XR walkie reach stacker

13 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd

The Toyota SWE120XR walkie reach stacker with retractable mast combines the compact size of a stacker with the flexibility of a reach truck.

A-Tec spiral freezer

12 September, 2017 | Supplied by: GEA Australia

GEA has announced two options for its A-Tec spiral freezer that provide significant hygiene and practical benefits to its food processing customers while maintaining all the performance features of the range.

Andrew Donald Design Engineering Zero Footprint Palletiser

11 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Andrew Donald Design Engineering

Andrew Donald Design Engineering (ADDE) has developed the Zero Footprint Palletiser, which is the first end-of-line automated palletising system for Australian standard pallets. It incorporates the UR10 robot to create a collaborative and flexible palletiser.

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