With automation poised to transform agriculture in Australia in the coming years, Monash University researchers have published the first-ever analysis of the ethical and policy issues raised by the use of robots in agriculture. Agriculture employs around 2.5 per cent of the country’s workforce and is a valuable export, however, according to Professor of Philosophy … Continue reading Paper looks into ethics of using robots in agriculture
Steven Sischy likes a challenge. The automation and drives business manager for APS Industrial joined the company three months ago with the brief to work together with one of its manufacturing partners – Siemens – to make them the leading automation brand in the country. Siemens already has a great reputation in Europe and Australia, … Continue reading Security and plant upgrades will drive the future of processing
ifm’s process sensor portfolio is vast and has expanded to include analytical measuring sensors. This is highlighted with the newly released temperature calibration check (TCC) sensor that complies with the required standards and directives of 3A, EHEDG and FDA. This means it is suitable for hygienic installations such as those in the food and beverage … Continue reading Reliable automation technology for the food industry
Manufacturing and automation is now more top-of-mind than ever before. As Industry 4.0 takes root in businesses across the globe, the opportunity to embrace highly-advanced technology and new, forward-thinking ways of working has never been greater. From smart cities and cashless payments to autonomous vehicles, there is no shortage of buzzworthy, headline-grabbing advances in modern … Continue reading Why manufacturing transformation will change Australia’s economic trajectory
With an estimated 12.35 million acres of land and 2,500 homes and business having been destroyed in the recent runaway fires that ravaged the landscape since September 2019, Australia is now faced with the enormous and arduous task of rebuilding the country. While this might seem like an insurmountable task to many, the fires also … Continue reading Automation is part of the solution to rebuild areas hit by fires
PC-based control offers a central, open, and comprehensive machine control platform suitable for delivering highly efficient, IoT-based automation strategies. It enables machines, plants, and production lines to be connected in ways that unlock their potential across entire processes. In this context, TwinCAT Cloud Engineering adds a new dimension by providing users with an easy means … Continue reading Smart engineering directly in the cloud
Siemens latest controller is suitable for high-end machines in the automation space. Here’s why. To remain competitive both now and in the future, machines and plants must be continually adapted to meet the latest requirements and leverage the latest technologies. If an automation system is no longer up-to-date, then there is no better time to … Continue reading Speed main feature of new controller for automation processes
APS Industrial has announced that it will be relocating its Brisbane office to 49 Borthwick Avenue, Murarrie, effective from August 19, 2019. The 1,500sqm facility provides a boost to APS Industrial’s ability to service the local Queensland market with increased local stockholdings and office space. Together these two factors enable greater local access to its … Continue reading APS Industrial strengthens commitment to Queensland with branch relocation
Reputation can lead to failure or success. And in a world where many speak about negative experiences more than positive ones, a company needs to hold a good name among industry. As a part of sustaining a reputable business, PwC stated in a survey – What drives a company’s success? – that companies were more … Continue reading ifm helps build reputable businesses that connect with others
Building the innards to the cabinets that control automation processes are the lifeblood of Weidmuller, a company that was founded in Germany in 1850. The Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 are starting to become mainstream manufacturing technology trends that are being implemented within the food processing industry – something that Weidmuller is well … Continue reading Why partnerships are important to finding solutions in automation
The future of manufacturing – indeed the future of most industries – is becoming increasingly automated. The director of process automation and software at Schneider Electric, Brad Yager, talks about futureproofing and how it helps a business sustain growth. Many rote tasks are now being performed by machines and artificial intelligence (AI) with human oversight, … Continue reading Futureproofing can help businesses sustain growth
Plastics play a critical role in modern food and beverage manufacturing operations. Among their many applications, they are designed to make components used in feed scrolls, star wheels for packing equipment, and machined components for fillers and mechanical mechanisms. However, plastics are not all the same. In industrial contexts, choosing the right plastic material for … Continue reading Top of the line industrial plastics
Over the past few years, as cost and pricing pressures have continued to make life difficult for manufacturers, it has become increasingly apparent that automation and Industry 4.0 are the best long-term bets for businesses that want to streamline production. “Industry 4.0 really is the answer. It allows the monitoring of production lines, bottlenecks, condition … Continue reading Complete automation solutions
NHP Electrical Engineering Products has announced the acquisition of the Rockwell Automation related business assets from Rexel Industrial Automation, a business of Rexel Australia.
Japanese automation firm, SMC, has been listed in the FORBES Global 2000 as one of the world’s largest public companies.
Global Automation offers a range of operator panels that provide high quality information to improve operational efficiency.
With EasyPilot, the manufacturer of multi-equipment carriers and harvesters, Grégoire, has created a sensor-assisted automatic line guidance system that boasts a precision of 3 cm without needing a GPS position signal.
Food & Beverage Industry News spoke to two of the participants at the Industrial Internet 4.0 Summit which kicks off in Sydney tomorrow.
Industry 4.0 is set to revolutionise manufacturing and production through the utilisation of cyber connected systems, which monitor factory processes to maximise efficiency and reduce downtime.
A Senior Systems Engineer shares his first-hand insights into the current and future challenges of food and beverage manufacturers – and how technology is being used to solve them.