ABB and Zume to accelerate transition away from single use plastics
ABB robots will automate production, enabling the scale and speed required to make California-based Zume’s packaging a cost-effective alternative to single-use plastics.
ABB’s automation & electrification solutions help boost South American barley malt house production
ABB has secured a contract with Uruguay’s first and largest malting company Maltería Oriental SA (MOSA).
ULMA Expands FLOW-VAC Range
ULMA Packaging UK has improved its FLOW-VAC machinery portfolio to now include the FV 55 SD flow pack wrapping machine.
Food Tech Innovation Awards 2021 winners announced
The Food Tech Innovation Awards 2021 were presented at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (Spain) in the context of the Food4Future innovation event.
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Syntegon launches new pick-and-place platform
Syntegon has launched a new robotic pick-and-place platform for product handling, feeding and loading.
More speakers added to Robotics and Automation session at FPC Future
FPC, the UK’s fresh produce trade association, has announced more speakers at one of its conference sessions on Robotics and Automation in horticulture, at its FPC Future event in November 2021.
SICK launches compact 2D vision camera with Deep Learning app onboard
SICK is launching its first vision camera with a pre-installed Deep Learning app onboard to make it simple to create custom quality inspections of complex or irregular-shaped produce, products or packaging.
UK chocolate makers finds the digital sweet spot with Made Smarter
Friars, based in Cumbria, is set to invest £850k in new machinery, a factory and distribution centre, supported by Made Smarter.
Multivac Summit to focus on line and automations solutions for proteins & fresh produce
Mid April sees the start of the second round of events, focusing on all aspects of food processing and packaging, as part of the Multivac Summit 2021.
Endoline increases efficiency for Bird Bros by automating egg packing plant
Endoline Automation is assisting leading egg producer Bird Bros with automating its end-of-line packing operation of 4 million eggs a week.
RMGroup becomes the UK’s first certified robot integrator
RMGroup UK (Rees Machinery Group) has become the first integrator in the UK to be accredited under the RIA/BARA Robot Integrators’ Certification Scheme.
Automating production at the world’s first facility making omega-3 oil from marine algae
When two international companies created the world’s first high-volume facility manufacturing omega-3 oil from natural marine algae, the $200 million joint venture had to minimise any impact at the plant, which was already producing another product. Even more challenging, this had to be accomplished while adding new automation capabilities and upgrading a variety of systems and equipment. Del Williams reports
Ulma Packaging designs new automation solution for bakery sector
Designed with SMEs in mind, Ulma’s new entry-level automatic line saves space on the factory floor and reduces manual handling.
Shepherd Neame invests in state-of-the-art brewing technology
The installation of a yeast propagation plant will take a small quantity of yeast and multiply it into a large volume for use in the brewing process.