Since the smaller breweries and beverage producers also need a high degree of dependability in their bottling operations, Krones has come up with an empty-bottle inspector designed specifically for mid-tier applications. The Smartronic K 714 has a machine rating of maximum 18,000 containers an hour. It features high-resolution DART (distributed architecture for real time) camera technology and is operated from a 12.5 cm touch screen. Its space-saving dimensions, moreover, enable it to be easily integrated into existing lines.
A one-day master class on RFID principles, challenges and practices for manufacturing will be held during National Manufacturing Week 2006, at Sydneyâ€™s Darling Harbour from May 30 to June 2.
A prototype system designed to help consumers, farmers and other interested parties trace the geographic origin of food at all stages of production from â€˜farm to forkâ€™ - storage, processing and distribution - has been developed by researchers.
Radio frequency identification is being used in the Smart Box, a shipping container that can be located during transit and offers numerous other useful functions.
Radio chips, transponders, tags - radio frequency identification (RFID) is currently keeping trading companies busy because these mobile data memories hold enormous rationalisation potential for supply chain management