Processing > Software, automation & robotics

Tiscor InspectNTrack HACCP software

11 July, 2010

The Tiscor InspectNTrack HACCP software, suitable for compliance-based inspections, assists users to schedule, track and document all activities.

Seven ‘must have’ ERP features for food manufacturers

04 June, 2010

Food manufacturers are facing tougher challenges than ever before. In order to meet record-keeping and lot-tracking requirements, they must be able to rapidly identify and track every single ingredient in their products, from receipt through processing, packaging and shipping to the exact customer location.

Wonderware system platform 4.0 software

06 May, 2010 by

Invensys Operations Management has announced the Wonderware system platform 4.0 software.

Lawson M3 10.1 enterprise management system software

03 May, 2010 by

The Lawson M3 10.1 enterprise management system software includes specific features for food and beverage, manufacturing and distribution, and equipment service management and rental applications.

GE Intelligent Platform IGS 7.5 driver

04 March, 2010 by

GE Intelligent Platform’s industrial gateway server (IGS) 7.5 driver can be used for data acquisition, visualisation and control with Proficy software.

ABB IRB 2600 multi-purpose robots

02 March, 2010 by

ABB’s IRB 2600 multi-purpose robot features an optimised, compact design that offers a high payload capacity of up to 20 kg and a very wide working range.

GE Intelligent Platforms Proficy SmartStart packaging performance solution

02 March, 2010 by

The Proficy SmartStart packaging performance solution is a pre-built software and services solution that offers a low-risk approach to packaging performance. The solution helps users improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), production rate, availability and order fulfilment while reducing waste and labour costs by providing insight into high-speed packaging line operations. When fully implemented, users have claimed OEE increases on packaging lines of between 5% and 12% over time.

Cream of the crop

01 January, 2010 by

Happy with its Siemens automation, dairy manufacturer Bulla has taken the next step and increased its plant efficiency even further.

Xyris FoodWorks Nutrition Labelling 2009 software

22 December, 2009 by

Xyris Software has recently released FoodWorks Nutrition Labelling 2009 (Version 6) software for use by food companies for producing nutrition labels under the Food Standards Code.

Making more efficient use of existing resources

02 December, 2009 by Andreas Aumeier, Krones AG

IT packages can provide tools for production support that enable potentials for optimisation along the entire process chain to be identified prior to rectification.

Visual data managers

30 October, 2009 by

Memograph M visual data managers have been designed to offer users flexibility and freedom. The Memograph M can monitor up to 54 inputs and provide information on all process variables via its 7, colour, TFT display. It can also store data, control the process and provide critical information via the web, email or mobile phone when users are not on site.

ERP software productivity enhancement

29 October, 2009 by

Lawson Software has announced the general availability of Lawson Enterprise Search for the Lawson M3 product suite. This follows the April 2009 introduction of Lawson Enterprise Search for Lawson S3 customers.

High speed data logger

29 October, 2009 by

Omron has released a high-speed data logger, the ZR-RX70 Multi-logger. The loggers can be used to collect and observe sensing data and accept multi inputs in voltage, temperature, humidity and pulse. A logic format makes them practical in various fields.

Intelligent distributed I/O and PLC system

22 October, 2009 by

VIPA Germany has released an intelligent, distributed I/O and PLC system named SLice IO, to cater for ‘per point’ low-density applications. The SLIO I/O system comes with a high-speed backplane that can be combined with VIPA’s 100 V, 200 V, 300 S and 500 S systems and future releases of SLIO CPUs.

Bottoms up as Foster’s deploys unified comms solution

28 August, 2009 by

Global drinks company Foster’s Group is deploying a Cisco collaboration and unified communications solution including IP communications to increase productivity and to drive operating efficiencies across its global enterprise.

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