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.
The robots use high definition cameras and sensor technology to allow for equipment to be remotely assessed for maintenance and for preventative analysis.
Dematic, a supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, has a new automated solution for cold chain order fulfilment.
Dr Nico Adams, formerly of the CSIRO, has been appointed as the new Director of Swinburne’s advanced manufacturing facility, the Factory of the Future. Dr Adams has a background in materials and manufacturing informatics, and holds degrees from Oxford University and the University of York. Prior to his appointment at Swinburne, Dr Adams was a … Continue reading Dr Nico Adams to lead Swinburne’s Factory of the Future
When selecting an automation supplier, it is important for manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers to find a reliable and flexible partner with whom they can have a long relationship, said Jason Sutton, Area Sales Manager at SMC Australia/New Zealand.
Industry 4.0 is revolutionising manufacturing through the utilisation of cyber connected systems, which monitor factory processes to maximise efficiency and reduce downtime.
Smart factories with efficient and fully connected supply chains are critical to manufacturing innovation.
Maintaining hygienic conditions when introducing new equipment plants can be a challenge for food makers.
Designed for simplicity and universality, the communications protocol IO-Link isn’t the latest thing, but there are plenty of factories that are missing out on what it offers. There is sometimes a little confusion about IO-Link – the first global standard for communicating with sensors and actuators. To begin with, it is not a proprietary solution, … Continue reading Unlocking your trapped data with IO-Link
Food makers looking to improve the operational performance, reliability, and safety of their plants are right to seek out the latest innovations from around the world. But sometimes there is no substitute for local assistance.
SMC has added to its gripper range with the launch of the MHM-X6400, which uses a magnet for the handling of steel plate, without the need for vacuum.