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.
Simplot Australia has selected IBM Cognos 8 as its new enterprise business intelligence (BI) tool.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Citect has equipped the latest edition of CitectSCADA, V7.10, with Windows Integrated Security and support for Microsoft Windows Vista.
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.