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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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).
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.