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.
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.
CSB-System will showcase software technology that provides business-specific IT solutions for food manufacturers at FoodPro.
Murray Goulburn Cooperative (MGC), the largest dairy cooperative in Australia, has implemented Icon Global Link’s (ISES) tool to manage its food safety plans across all its sites.
Trajexia is Omron’s motion platform that provides the performance and the ease of use of a dedicated motion system. It is a stand-alone modular system that allows maximum flexibility and scalability. At the heart of system lies the TJ1 multitasking motion coordinator. Powered by a 32-bit DSP, it can perform motion tasks such as e-cam, e-gearbox, registration control and interpolation, all via simple motion commands.
As the Australian distributor, John Hart Automation & Robotics will be exhibiting the latest Fanuc robot technology in the M-10iA robot and integrated robot vision with high-speed visual conveyor tracking.
TandD US has introduced the TR-5i compact data logging system. New for this series is the IrDA communications capability with the expanded handheld data shuttle.
The almond industry is undergoing rapid expansion as a result of widespread plantings in recent years, with an increase in harvest volumes of around 25-30% a year - a level of growth which is expected to continue for at least the next five years.
Key Technology has launched a line of integration services through its Integrated Solutions Group (ISG).
The i-PC is a touch-screen computer designed for demanding food processing and industrial applications, with its stainless steel housing making it both rugged and water resistant.
RemoteMD is a real-time condition analysis tool for Key Technology’s G6 optical sorters - Manta, Optyx and Tegra - as well as G6 ADR Automatic Defect Removal Systems. The tool is an addition to Key’s PROliance suite of services and support solutions designed to keep Key’s installed base of sorting, conveying and processing systems operating at peak performance.
Rockwell Automation has extended the capabilities of its Rockwell Software industry solutions with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) integration gateway application.
Three safe and sanitary robotics solutions have reformed a dangerous work environment for a meat processor.
Wireless temperature sensors and ethernet-enabled gateways have allowed one of the world’s leading food production companies to automate its cooking processes.
A simplified Product Information Form (PIF) offering a wider variety of information about food ingredients, their composition and the presence of allergens was released by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC).