Most of the smart factory discussion has centred around discrete manufacturing, but modern smart sensing technologies can also be applied to improve many aspects of the food and beverage industry, particularly for food safety and track and trace, improved packaging and new product opportunities.
How did food companies slide into the ethical morass of horsemeat in the lasagne? Risk management software and systems may be part of the answer.
Bestech Australia offers the SS-7 Series Linear Position Sensors used to measure the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders in industrial, mobile or subsea applications.
Although food distributors and manufacturers handle routine business with complex enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, too often application-specific solutions can be left out.
Rubrik's Cloud Data Management platform provides data protection, search, analytics, archival and copy data management for hybrid cloud enterprises.
Emerson Automation Solutions' Rosemount 8600 Utility Vortex Flow Meter is designed for utility applications.
Turck has introduced six line extensions to its ultrasonic sensor offerings.
Scalable FactoryTalk ProductionCentre MES applications from Rockwell Automation address specific manufacturing challenges.
An OEM specialising in wastewater processing equipment has teamed up with SMC to provide a solution for the treatment of wastewater in a large Victorian abattoir.
Turck's TX500 HMI PLCs are suitable for use in small to medium-size machines whose processes have to be controlled, displayed and operated locally.
Tetra Pak has launched an updated version of the PlantMaster, enabling manufacturers to program an entire plant through a single data management system.
Adept Turnkey is holding a free workshop to demonstrate the different types of machine vision software, discussing their strengths, weaknesses and how to use them to build applications.
A mobile robot will help scientists at a UK university to conduct agricultural experiments in the field.
The potential of the Internet of Things has been advanced with the publication of a new set of specifications by oneM2M, the global standards initiative for Machine-to-Machine communications and the IoT.
The FactoryTalk Batch View software from Rockwell Automation offers an intuitive and scalable browser-based interface that adapts across smartphones, such as iOS and Android, to tablets and PCs.