Materials handling & storage and supply chain

Lactalis automates the handling of its milk pallets

06 April, 2020 | Supplied by: Dematic Pty Ltd

Lactalis Australia has boosted productivity using automated guided vehicles for its milk pallets at its Lidcombe site.

Smart tech helping manufacturers safeguard supply chains

02 April, 2020 by Danielle Dadello, Country Manager AU at Unleashed Software | Supplied by: Unleashed Software

It's time for an upheaval in the way food manufacturers use technology and supply chain processes, in order to keep food on the shelves and remain resilient.

Esko Australia NERAK vertical conveyors and lifts range

01 April, 2020 | Supplied by: Esko Australia Pty Ltd

Featuring a heavy-duty rubber block chain, the NERAK vertical conveyors from Esko Australia provide space-saving solutions for vertical transport requirements.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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