Processing > Software, automation & robotics

Bühler and Microsoft partner to increase availability of safe food

07 May, 2018

A digital alliance will use AI, intelligent cloud and IoT solutions — as well as blockchain technology — to help eliminate contaminated grains.


Brewing sake using artificial intelligence

24 April, 2018

A predictive artificial intelligence model is being trialled by Asahi Shuzo to maintain or even improve its brewing of DASSAI sake.


PIQET life cycle assessment tool

18 April, 2018

Owned and developed by Lifecycles, PIQET (Packaging Impact Quick Evaluation Tool) is an easy-to-use tool for comparing the environmental impacts of packaging designs.


OFS-Flow software

09 April, 2018

OFS-Flow software uses events that occur on and around the production environment to generate the variety of forms needed to record and quality check operations.


Process simulation for the food industry

29 March, 2018

A Fraunhofer software solution can simulate a large variety of food technology processes including shaping, homogenising, injection, kneading, pressing and stirring.


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.


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