Processing > Software, automation & robotics

SMC modular EX600 serial interface

27 March, 2018

Flexible and compatible with a range of manifolds, SMC's modular EX600 serial interface offers a full suite of diagnostics and programmable parameters to meet stringent requirements.

Turck CIP hybrid safety I/O module

28 February, 2018

The hybrid safety concept combines both safety I/O and general-purpose I/O in a single, rugged, on-machine, remote I/O device.

7 ways digital transformation adds value to F&B companies

27 February, 2018 by Mike Edgett, Director of Industry Marketing for Process Manufacturing, Infor

In today's marketplace, technology shouldn't be an afterthought but instead it must be an integral part of a company's overall strategy.

Advantech AIIS machine vision systems

01 February, 2018

Advantech's AIIS product series aimed at vision inspection applications is suitable for food and beverage industry needs.

Technology uses social media conversations for customer engagement

17 January, 2018

Manhattan Associates has announced the Manhattan Customer Engagement solution, which has the potential to change the Australian food retail sector by providing more personalised customer experiences.

ABB and Kawasaki partner on cobot project

29 November, 2017

Industrial automation and robot suppliers ABB and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have announced the world's first cooperation that will focus on collaborative robots, or 'cobots'.

Boosting poultry production by automating incubators

27 November, 2017

Using a method that dates to the early Egyptians, poultry producers have been using incubators to hatch eggs for more than a century. Now new control systems are set to improve yields 3–5% while energy costs are slashed by 30%.

IDEC Corporation MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLC

24 November, 2017

With its expanded I/O capacity of up to 2060 local I/O, the Microsmart FC6A Plus PLC is said to be able to control and monitor the largest machines or entire small-scale manufacturing facilities.

Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray X38

25 October, 2017

Manufacturers of pumped food products can benefit from high detection sensitivity and improved OEE with the X38 X-ray inspection system from Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray.

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-F1 rugged handheld tablet

23 October, 2017

Panasonic has announced the Toughpad FZ-F1 fully rugged handheld tablet, powered by Windows 10 IoT Mobile Enterprise.

Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Industrial Software Platform

13 October, 2017

EcoStruxure Industrial Software Platform is an integrated, modular software suite designed to address operational and business imperatives across the value chain in industrial and infrastructure businesses.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Express App Platform – Manufacturing

13 October, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's (HPE) Express App Platform – Manufacturing simplifies application deployment in manufacturing plants and unifies the operation of legacy and smart-factory applications.

Meet Harvey the Harvester: the robot helping sustainable food production

11 October, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Researchers at the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision at QUT have developed a robot that could reduce labour costs on farms and help sustainable food production.

Automating yoghurt production in Chobani's new plant

05 October, 2017

When building its $30-million plant, yoghurt maker Chobani wanted to partner with automation and electrical experts who could respond to a production process based on a 'through process' as opposed to a 'batching process'.

Industrial Scientific iNet Now live monitoring software

26 September, 2017

The Industrial Scientific iNet Now live monitoring software enables real-time monitoring of worker location, environment and status.

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