Processing > Software, automation & robotics

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.

ORing IGMC-111GP Industrial Gigabit Ethernet Converter

31 August, 2017

The industrial IGMC-111GP Gigabit Ethernet Converter by ORing is a media converter with a wide operating voltage. It supports all copper side speeds and enables user flexibility for a fibre interface via an SFP socket.

ORing IGS-9122GPM Ethernet networking switches

30 August, 2017

ORing's IGS-9122GPM range of Ethernet networking switches is a modular managed industrial Ethernet switch with the base unit supporting 12 x 10/100/1000Base-T(X) ports and 2 x 100/1000Base-X SFP ports. The SFP ports can meet demand for long-distance data transmission with a selection of SFP modules.

Neousys Technology Nuvo-6108GC industrial-grade GPU computing platform

25 August, 2017

Neousys Technology's Nuvo-6108GC is an industrial-grade GPU computing platform supporting high-end graphics cards.

Dytran Instruments model 7705A1 ELF accelerometer

23 August, 2017

Dytran Instruments' model 7705A1 Extended Low Frequency (ELF) accelerometer combines both a piezoelectric and a variable capacitance MEMS element, combined as a single output, to create what the company claims is the widest frequency response bandwidth in the industry, from DC (0 Hz) to 10 kHz.

SpecPage and Decernis Compliance Guide

23 August, 2017

Compliance Guide is a web-based management tool based on Decernis's compliance management system, gComply Plus, comprising more than 5 million terms from over 90,000 food and beverage regulations and compliance standards across 207 countries worldwide.

Marco CheckMaster system

22 August, 2017

The Marco CheckMaster is a highly accurate system that virtually eradicates product overpack, reduces waste and improves productivity while allowing the user to measure, control and improve the packing process.

Implementing Industrie 4.0 on an international scale

28 July, 2017

German researchers are in the process of establishing the Industrial Data Space, a virtual construct for secure data sharing based on standardised communication interfaces.

Blockchain and efficiency, transparency and trust in food supply chains

27 July, 2017 by Janette Woodhouse

Blockchain can help to break down information silos to improve visibility and traceability from the farm to the table — want to know more?

Machine use optimisation in Australian wineries

27 July, 2017

Artificial intelligence is helping the Australian wine industry to significantly increase production efficiency by optimising machine use. Surely this system would have applications across at least all beverage manufacturers, if not the entire food industry.

Self-learning machines and smart robots are coming to an industry near you

25 July, 2017 by Andreas Wartenberg*

Artificial intelligence (AI) gives computers humanoid and cognitive abilities that can lead to an increase in productivity. In addition, machine learning (ML) systems can be employed to assess problems and needs and resolve them accordingly.

Qlight QMPS series panel-mounted multifunctional speaker

24 July, 2017

The QMPS series from Qlight is a panel-mounted multifunctional speaker and can prevent cross-talk of different voice environments by selecting an audio signal fit for the specific environmental conditions.

Micro-Epsilon optoNCDT 2300-2DR blue laser sensor

20 July, 2017

The optoNCDT 2300-2DR blue laser sensor is specially designed for displacement and distance measurements on directly reflecting surfaces.

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