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.
Recognising a pressing need for improved and comprehensive safety systems in the meat processing sector, Auckland-based innovators, kanDO Innovation founded Guardian Bandsaw in 2015.
Family-owned maker of wet food products, Birch & Waite launched its new, $13.5 million factory in the Sydney suburb of Revesby on Friday.
It was time for those in the process and control engineering space to shine last night as the winners of the 14th Annual Zenith Awards were announced at Doltone House in Hyde Park, Sydney. The quality of nominees was high and the technology on display amazing, while MC Craig Reucassell made it an enjoyable night … Continue reading Zenith Award winners announced
Food and beverage makers who gathered in Sydney last week for a key industry seminar heard that, as we move further into the new century, new technologies and Industry 4.0 will become increasingly crucial to the success of their businesses. Food Factories of the Future was held before a full room at the Novotel Darling … Continue reading Food makers look to the future
This year, foodpro’s educational series will include a seminar by Omron Electronics’ Chris Probst entitled “How Technology Has Advanced Mobile Robots and Improved Food Processing”. Robots are being increasingly used to improve efficiency and productivity in manufacturing processes. While many people are familiar with fixed mounted robots, there have also been significant advances in mobile … Continue reading Robotics and food processing at foodpro 2017
Automation can play a major role in lifting production and increasing profits for craft beer brewers.
While automation of the meat sector has always proved difficult, progress is being made. Matt McDonald caught up with Tony Randall from SMC to hear about the latest steps forward in this area.
SMC in Victoria recently held an open day to mark the official launch of their South Australia Distribution Centre. The day was attended by about to 100 customers who came to view the upgraded facilities and attend theProduct and Industry Presentations. SMC Pneumatics established its first subsidiary outside of Japan in Australia more than 50 … Continue reading SMC celebrates opening of new distribution centre
HMPS, a machine builder which specialises in customised end of line packaging machinery, partnered with SMC, a leader in pneumatics and automation on a case packer.
To equip their world-class production facility, Emblème Canneberge turned to Key Technology for a cranberry cleaning line.
The relationship between machine suppliers and food makers has always more or less ended post sale. In the future, as Haver & Boecker’s Reinhold Festge tells us, Industry 4.0 will allow these relationships to become deeper and endure longer. When the subject turns to Industry 4.0, conversations tend to focus on things like quality control, … Continue reading Data, food packaging and revolution