Processing > Software, automation & robotics

APC Technology FT IP66-rated computers

09 December, 2011

Designed and manufactured to protection standard IP66, APC Technology’s FT units are fully sealed, rated to 60°C and are available with sealed connectors to eliminate all gaps and surface collection points. This prevents the build-up of debris and waste, making the rugged computers a solution for hot wash applications and processing environments where dust and liquids are present.


Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus 6 range of human-machine interfaces

03 November, 2011

The Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus 6 range of human-machine interfaces (HMIs) is designed for applications that require monitoring, controlling and displaying information in dynamic ways, where operators must quickly understand machine status in order to make better decisions.


Arrow Scientific doHACCP software

19 October, 2011

doHACCP software can be used to prepare HACCP plans to coordinate the many details required to make food safely.


Understanding the performance of test and measurement equipment

07 October, 2011 by Michael Boetzkes*

Assumptions about an instrument can lead to unpleasant surprises during the calibration cycle.


Ten key signs that new systems are needed for food companies

16 September, 2011

Many food companies are not making the required investment in quality software, according to software specialist Graycorp.


MEX Work Order software for the iPad

08 September, 2011 by

Computerised maintenance management software provider MEX has released its software on the iPad giving users a new platform on which to manage their maintenance.


APC Technology FT IP66-rated computers

29 August, 2011 by

Designed and manufactured to protection standard IP66, APC Technology’s FT units are fully sealed, rated to 60°C and are available with sealed connectors to eliminate all gaps and surface collection points. This prevents the build-up of debris and waste, making the rugged computers a solution for hot wash applications and processing environments where dust and liquids are present.


GS1 Recallnet national product recall service

29 August, 2011 by

GS1 Australia, AFGC and ECRA have launched a national product recall service, GS1 Recallnet, to remove potentially harmful food, liquor, grocery and other products from the supply chain.


MDT Autosave v5. 06.01 automation software protection

29 August, 2011 by

MDT Software has released v5. 06.01, the latest version of its AutoSave software which is designed to protect, save, restore, discover and track changes in industrial programmable devices and documents.


ABB motor and gear unit packages

29 August, 2011

ABB has released a comprehensive offer of motor and gear unit packages that enables robot integrators to create custom solutions for work piece positioners, robot carriers, track motions, servo guns and indexing conveyers. The motor and gear units are designed to optimise cost-efficiency and performance and to simplify integration and operation.


Integrating a network of wireless sensors

02 August, 2011

Nowadays, wireless sensors are a viable solution for a broad spectrum of projects. Being wireless they offer installation cost savings and flexibility and can be integrated with standard control systems.


Lawson M3 Graphical Lot Tracker supply chain traceability tool

29 July, 2011 by

The Lawson M3 Graphical Lot Tracker is a preconfigured supply chain traceability solution. Designed for rapid implementation and ease of use, the solution can help food and beverage companies gain greater control over food supply chain safety and quality, and help them address compliance and traceability.


SEW-Eurodrive Smart Servo Package

30 June, 2011 by

SEW-Eurodrive has launched a Smart Servo Package designed to make a servomotor drive automation task simpler and faster to implement. The offering contains all necessary components for a complete automation solution in a coordinated package.


Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk Batch software

30 June, 2011 by

Rockwell Automation has expanded the application development capabilities of the FactoryTalk Batch software to help users design and run batch applications more rapidly. The software features new intelligent recipe capabilities, secure operator overrides, expanded data collection and reporting, and improved material management capabilities. Seamlessly integrated with the scalable PlantPAx Process Automation System, the FactoryTalk Batch software provides solutions ranging from small, basic sequencing to large, complex batch applications.


Marco Profit Portfolio for pack-houses

30 June, 2011 by

Marco has appointed Reactive Engineering as its Australian and New Zealand agent for its pack-house automation system that is designed to improve profitability in the fresh-produce sector.


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