Processing > Software, automation & robotics

Schneider Electric Wonderware Office Bundle

27 April, 2016

The Wonderware Office Bundle, from Schneider Electric Software, streamlines the ability to access and interpret operations data, bringing 'big data' benefits to more users.

Anton Paar Multiwave PRO microwave reaction system software update

26 April, 2016

Anton Paar's microwave reaction platform, the Multiwave PRO, is receiving a software update. The product is becoming an IoT (Internet of Things) device, enabling users to receive automated notification of completed runs and error reporting via email as well as remotely control the instrument using VNC.

Having your ERP go app

17 April, 2016 by Del Williams

For food manufacturers and distributors seeking to improve workflow and efficiency from their sales force onward, the bottom line is that cloud-based SaaS solutions will allow them to nimbly adapt and respond to customers at a fraction of the time and cost of modifying their ERP system.

SpecPage master data capturing service

06 April, 2016

SpecPage has released a master data capturing service for food and beverage manufacturing companies to help increase their efficiency in product development and marketing.

SICK GLARE sensor for glossy surfaces

24 March, 2016

SICK's GLARE sensor recognises and differentiates objects on the basis of their gloss in order to control production processes.

Turck Q08F compact stainless steel sensor for demanding applications

21 March, 2016

Turck's Q08F is a compact stainless steel housed sensor suitable for demanding applications.

Schneider Electric named one of 2016's most sustainable corporations

10 March, 2016

Energy management and automation company Schneider Electric has been named among the 2016 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations.

Free tool for assessment of food fraud vulnerability

23 February, 2016

A free tool with a clear, robust and effective methodology is now available to to help food companies of all sizes, in all locations, undertake food fraud vulnerability assessments.

SICK Lector63x image-based code reader

15 February, 2016

The SICK Lector63x image-based code reader is a 2 MP reader developed in a compact and flexible design.

Asahi's thirst for efficiency drives technology investment

08 February, 2016

Asahi Beverages is investing in real-time productivity improvement software to drive efficiency gains across multiple manufacturing sites.

SICK IH03 and IM04 inductive miniature sensors

03 February, 2016

The IH03 and IM04 inductive miniature sensors from SICK have been developed for applications with minimal installation space.

testo 250 HACCP management system

02 February, 2016

Testo has released the testo 250 HACCP management system, which controls all measurements, checks and documentation that occur in the context of HACCP, without paper.

Five food business software essentials that will keep you profitable

28 January, 2016

Recalls, regulations, food sensitivities and allergies, environmental consciousness and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals agendas are just some of the pitfalls around which food processors have to operate as they also deal with shrinking profit margins, business fees and taxes. A good business software system can help you navigate all of these obstacles and stay profitable, but what features should you demand from your software system so that it is an effective business tool?

Quality, not quantity: when data becomes information

16 December, 2015

Industry 4.0 opens up new possibilities for both quality assurance and process optimisation, but higher-level systems are being flooded with data. Sensor intelligence can evaluate the data and undertake preprocessing so that only relevant information is forwarded.

Sensors in hygienic conditions

09 December, 2015

Fulfilling the strict hygiene standards that apply in food and beverage manufacturing means exposure to strong thermal and mechanical loads, as well as aggressive chemical cleaning agents, which presents a real challenge to sensors.

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