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.
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.
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.
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.
ABB Australia’s second-generation FlexPicker robot, the IRB 360, is more productive with increased speed, higher payload and a smaller footprint than its predecessors.
An energy-management system from Parker domnick hunter is designed to save up to 80% of power consumed during drying compressed air.
Baldor has launched a family of frequency inverter drives for AC motors.
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has available its latest version of its Proficy Tracker software that helps companies realise lean initiatives by managing the execution of orders and the related flow of materials.
Innova software is designed for intelligent production control. The technology is built on the extensive software development experience of Marel Food Systems’ four global brands AEW Delford, Carnitech, Marel and Scanvaegt.
Minitab has released its Quality Companion Dashboard, a tool for users of Quality Companion.
LabWare has introduced the next major version of its LabWare LIMS.