Champion Compressors has introduced a tool to assess compressed air system performance - AirMetrix System Assessment. This measurement and analysis tool can help industry identify areas of waste in compressed air systems and facilitates the implementation of targeted improvement measures. AirMetrix can thus assist the user to reduce operating costs associated with compressed air processes and enhance environmental performance as a result.
Simplot Australia has selected IBM Cognos 8 as its new enterprise business intelligence (BI) tool.
Patties Foods is a leading Australian manufacturer, supplier and marketer of branded frozen savoury and dessert products. Founded by Peter and Annie Rijs in 1966 in a small cake shop in Lakes Entrance, Victoria, the company is now ASX listed and owns a portfolio of iconic Australian brands including Four’N Twenty, Patties, Herbert Adams, Nanna’s, Creative Gourmet and Chefs Pride.
A large US-based multinational food product manufacturer has awarded JBT FoodTech a $4.8 million contract for an automated batch sterilisation system. The system will provide the processor with leading technology to process a wide range of packaging configurations while reducing labour costs and improving energy efficiencies versus traditional equipment.
Micromax Sensors & Automation has announced Unitronics’ Vision570, an all-in-one compact controller.
The iKey intrinsically safe keyboards are constructed in a rugged, stainless steel case with industrial silicone rubber keypads, ensuring NEMA 4X protection.
CompAir’s Airnergy Analysis provides a totally integrated and comprehensive demand side audit of a business’s compressed air usage with a full measurement of energy use, actual airflow rates and pressures.
Real-time process control for food manufacturing has come closer, due to pioneering research work at University College Dublin into viscosity measurement techniques for characterising the flow and mixability of highly non-Newtonian fluids. At the heart of the researchers’ experiments is the TorqSense transducer made by Sensor Technology in Oxon, which monitors the constantly changing flow characteristics of materials as diverse as tomato sauce, chocolate, pasta sauce and chicken tikka massala as they are mixed.
The Sartorius ProControl@Informer software module has been released for the Sartorius ProControl for Windows (SPCfWin), a QA system that can collect process data on a wide variety of quality attributes in samples with individual values, as well as in condensed form from dynamic checkweighers.
The ERS800-D16 is a slim, fanless, waterproof system based on iBase’s ECX800E-D16 single board computer.
Building on the success of the previous touch screen PMI ranges, the fourth-generation Pilz operator interface and diagnostic display units offer improved performance.
Citect has equipped the latest edition of CitectSCADA, V7.10, with Windows Integrated Security and support for Microsoft Windows Vista.
Lawson M3 Analytics for Food & Beverage is an application that helps food companies access meaningful business intelligence to improve decision making without having to develop analytics tools in house.
Plant Simulation is a software solution from Siemens PLM that allows users to optimise throughput, relieve bottlenecks and minimise work-in-process in factories, warehouses and logistical operations.
LabWare LIMS v6.0 is one of the first enterprise LIMS to become certified for use with SAP’s Enterprise SOA-based Integration Technology.