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These are all the posts that have been tagged with automation.

June 2019

Meat & poultry processing Flavours Logistics Weighing

December 2018/January 2019

Colours & flavours, Mixing & blending, Control & automation, Bagging, Show Issue: ProSweets Cologne, 2019 Wall Planner, Supplier Profiles.

October 2014

Product Focus: Beverages Ingredients: Functional ingredients Packaging: Metal packaging Processing: Control and automation, Robotics Show preview: Health Ingredients Europe

Cutting and portioning a piece of cake

Specialist food industry automation supplier Newtech sought the advice of Telsonic when building its latest dual robot system, designed to process tray baked product for one of the UK’s leading cake manufacturers.

Machinery aplenty

Last week I travelled to Birmingham, UK to visit the PPMA Show, the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition. Taking place 30 September-2 October at the NEC and promising more than 300 exhibitors and in excess of 8,000 visitors, I was in for a busy few days! The latest technology – from machinery, industrial […]

Show up or miss out

When I joined Food & Drink Technology back in July, I wrote in my first blog that I was pleased to be joining just ahead of ‘show season’ and looking forward to making contact with many of the magazine’s readers and contributors at the various exhibitions taking place before the end of the year. As […]

Effective condition monitoring

As companies look to reduce costs, key considerations include optimising asset utilisation, reducing waste, lowering energy consumption and maximising uptime.

Peeling off the layers

The latest developments in the fruit and vegetable industry – from processing, handling, new products and logistics.

Faster cheese order and picking process

An advanced intralogistics system devised by CSB-System International for leading Swiss cheese producer Züger Frischkäse AG in Oberbüren has automated the company’s stock control process while delivering a 50% time saving in picking speeds.

Automated cake decoration system

Automation within the food industry is commonplace and there are many examples of special purpose machines and robot systems performing a diverse range of processing, handling and packaging operations. However, using robots to write messages and greetings on to the surface of cakes has been an area where the natural variation in the product has, […]

Automation for brewery warehouse

Finnish beverage company, Olvi Oyj, has commissioned Cimcorp to design and implement an extensive automation system to boost the efficiency of its dispatch operations. Olvi – which manufactures beers, ciders, long drinks and soft drinks including Angry Birds, Hello Kitty and HeviSaurus brands – is investing in new warehouse technology to increase its storage capacity […]

Automated packing line meets criteria for shelf-ready applications

A fully automated case erecting and robotic loading solution by Endoline Machinery at Nairn’s Oatcakes has automated a labour intensive operation, improved efficiency, and overcome previous limitations to meet retailer expectations on shelf ready applications. For ease of construction, Nairn’s had traditionally utilised tuck in bottom cases, but new criteria set out by supermarkets and […]

Racupack acquired by packaging automation specialist

Racupack, a Dutch manufacturer of wrap around and cartoning solutions, has been acquired by the packaging automation expert, BPA Group (known for its BluePrint Automation, BPA BV). Martin Prakken, chairman & CEO of the BPA Group, says, “Both companies are very excited about this acquisition, as the product portfolios of each company are a perfect […]