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OAL: ‘You don’t need to have robots in cages any more’

OAL proved manufacturers don’t need to have ‘robots in cages’ on the factory floor by introducing visitors to its APRIL Robotic Weighing Station at Interpack.

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GEA debuts Comas and Imaforni processing lines

GEA debuted its Comas cupcake production line and Imaforni multi-zone tunnel oven for crackers, cakes, pies, biscuits and cookie manufacturing at Interpack.

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Mettler-Toledo Safeline debuts four enhancements on its metal detection systems

Mettler-Toledo introduced four enhancements on its Safeline metal detection systems at Interpack.

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APRIL Robot Chef signs autographs at Interpack

OAL’s APRIL (Automated Processing Robotic Ingredient Loading) Robotic Weighing Station created a buzz at Interpack this week (May 4-10) signing autographs for guests.

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GEA sees ‘increasing interest in hygienic design and quick changeovers to meet “free-from” production needs’

GEA is seeing an increased interest in hygienic design and quick changeover technology to meet the “free-from” production needs and trends for a ‘one-stop shop’ concept.

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Gerstenberg Services launches Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger for margarine production

Gerstenberg Services has launched a Polaron Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger (SSHE) for direct cooling with the natural refrigerant CO2 to improve cooling capacity for margarine production.

Kezzler partners with SGS to market serialization technology

Norwegian serialization service provider Kezzler and certification company SGS have signed a strategic alliance agreement to jointly market a global serialization and tracking and tracing services solution.

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‘The future depends on manufacturers taking control of quality and product safety issues’

Across the consumer goods industry, the future depends on manufacturers taking control of both quality and product safety issues, says Eagle product inspection.

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Mettler-Toledo gets more connected to Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things

Developments surrounding Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) have started to facilitate a major paradigm shift in various manufacturing industries, according to Mettler-Toledo.

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Kaida chooses Tomra equipment for potato processing plant

Kaida has invested in two agricultural product processing plants which will feature Tomra’s steam peeling and optical sorting machines.

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Minebea Intec continues to expand foreign body detection products

Minebea Intec continues to expand its foreign body detection products launching Dymond Bulk X-ray inspection system.

ATS wants factory workers to ‘smell’ disasters before they happen

Equipment malfunction should be dealt with proactively at snack food manufacturing plants, Advanced Technology Services (ATS) has said.

Scientist develops laser system to scan peeled potatoes for toxic compounds

Scientist Lien Smeesters from B-PHOT Brussels Photonics Team at the University of Brussels has partnered with Tomra Sorting Solutions to develop a sensor that scans peeled potatoes for toxic chemicals.

AIB unveils Baking Process Kill Step Calculator for flour tortillas

AIB International has added a Baking Process Kill Step Calculator for flour tortillas to its portfolio of validation services.

tna to further develop its potato snack and baked goods processing portfolio

Tna will further develop its potato snack and baked goods processing portfolio hiring Carel Pfaff as group product manager, processing.

ABB to install switchgear at Nestlé Buitoni pizza plant

ABB has won a contract to supply a UniSec medium voltage secondary distribution switchgear at Nestlé’s Buitoni frozen foods plant in Benevento, Italy.

Tackle mycotoxins early in value chain - Bühler

A European project and practical experience has shown cleaning and optical sorting can reduce mycotoxin levels, according to Bühler.

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Bühler demonstrates its renewed competence for countlines, coated items and cereal bars at Interpack

Bühler’s 1,700m2 stand at the trade show will comprise a bistro and a Solutions Space, showcasing the company’s innovative offerings for making chocolate products, biscuits and cereal bars.

Crisp Sensation crumb coating technology to expand globally

Crisp Sensation has completed an expansion of its management team, hiring Lucas Hendrikse, former senior VP, Food Ingredients, DSM, as CEO.

Advances in wearable Smart Glasses will outpace handheld technology

By the end of the year, manufacturers will see ‘transformational’ wearable technology in the consumer market, which will overtake sales of handheld devices, says NSF International.

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