01-Mar-2023 By Gill Hyslop
Calbee has earmarked around 140 billion yen (US$1bn) for M&A, automation, equipment and facility upgrades to fortify its operations both at home and abroad.
30-Aug-2022 By Gill Hyslop
Drive-thru diners at two of Panera Bread café in greater Rochester, NY, will be greeted by a proprietary voice ordering AI tech called Tori, which has been developed by OpenCity to maximise efficiency and increase speed of orders.
28-Apr-2022 By Gill Hyslop
The adoption of automation, the cheekily named Bruce Banner (nod to the Incredible Hulk) and Redzone has enabled Companion Baking to cement its role as a mid-size bread distributor, producing 150 SKUs daily despite its limited floor space.
16-Mar-2021 By Gill Hyslop
The theme of innovation has truly been brought to the forefront of the baking industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Automated systems and equipment will provide businesses with a holistic solution to pandemic-related challenges and arm them an...
16-Mar-2021 By Gill Hyslop
Most micro and minor weighing operations in bakery facilities across the globe are carried out by human operators. Jake Norman, head of Innovation at OAL notes that even after automating the bulk ingredients with silos, as much as 70% of the remaining...
24-Jan-2020 By Jenny Eagle
PGP International (PGPI) has installed a high speed automated machine for packaging flour at its plant in California, US.
06-Jan-2020 By Jenny Eagle
FANUC, a manufacturer of industrial robots, has expanded into the food and grocery sector, thanks to a partnership with Soft Robotics.
25-Nov-2019 By Gill Hyslop
Equipment manufacturers are investing ‘huge sums in R&D’ to enable bakers boost operational efficiency and develop application-specific products to meet exacting consumer demands, according to Global Market Insights.
29-Oct-2019 By Gill Hyslop
Today’s industry buzzwords are clean label, automation and sanitary design, but the biggest challenge for the global bakery equipment industry is its workforce.
14-Aug-2019 By Jenny Eagle
Bells of Lazonby, a family bakery in Cumbria, UK, which supplies cakes, scones and artisan breads has secured funding from the Made Smarter Programme to automate its portioned cake with automated robot machinery.
13-Aug-2018 By Gill Hyslop
BakeryandSnacks highlights some of the latest equipment to be presented at the iba 2018.
19-Feb-2018 By Jenny Eagle
SIG has partnered with ProLeiT, automation and process control systems, to offer producers advanced production technology and integrated software for food, beverage and dairy producers.
10-Mar-2016 By Jenny Eagle
Matrix Design, which develops, builds and installs robotic automation systems, will open a factory in South Elgin, Illinois.
06-Jul-2015 By Jenny Eagle
Fispal Technology 2015, an international fair for packaging, process and logistics for the food and beverage industry, took place between June 23-26, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
26-May-2015 By Daisy Phillipson
Rockwell Automation has released the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 527 AC drive, designed to work with its Logix-based programmable automation controllers (PAC).
Automation & Controls special newsletter
15-Apr-2015 By Jenny Eagle
Food manufacturers are looking to boost their ‘green credentials’ with sustainability and reduction of product waste, particularly in finished product, according to tna.
Anuga FoodTec 2015 review
02-Apr-2015 By Jenny Eagle
ABB Automation has seen increased demand in its robots from food manufacturers from 2011-2013, significantly in automation for packaged meat.
22-Dec-2014 By Jenny Eagle
Researchers at SINTEF, an independent research organisation in Scandinavia, have built a robot called Gribbot to extract breast fillets from chickens, normally done by human hands.
19-May-2014 By Rachel Arthur
Smart manufacturing is revolutionising the way factories work, according to business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.
Portion size packaging machinery to showcase at Interpack 2014
09-Jan-2014 By Jenny Eagle
Multivac has landed a deal with Heinz Ketchup and will install one of its R535 thermoform packaging machines at a factory in the US next week.
SPECIAL EDITION: AUTOMATION & CONTROL
17-Dec-2013 By Jenni Spinner
Harnessing automation technology can give food processors and packaging operations a broad range of advantages, according to Adept Technology.
02-Dec-2013 By Fiona Barry
There is a changing mentality towards using automation in the food industry but the shift will not lead to job losses, according to Stäubli.
19-Aug-2013 By Jenni Spinner
Already in wide use in food and beverage manufacturing, sensors are expected to gain popularity as automation expands, according to a report.
20-May-2013 By Jenni Spinner
Oven Industries Inc. has introduced new temperature control products, geared toward a range of food processing applications, with ramp/soak capabilities.
25-Feb-2013 By Rod Addy
Food manufacturers can access more economical pick and place systems thanks to the launch of UK automated packing specialist Pacepacker Services' second hand Blu-Robot solutions.
Baker aims to cut employee injuries with new robotic palletising system
09-May-2011 By Helen Glaberson
Bakery ingredients supplier British Bakels has invested around €225,000 on a new robot palletising system which it claims will cut costs and improve the level of safety at its UK plant.
11-Feb-2011 By Rory Harrington
Higher output, the capability for full integration into automated packaging lines and flexibility are benefits claimed by Multivac for its new twin lane traysealer.
IT alliance pledges a reduction in bakery waste and costs
09-Feb-2010 By Jane Bryne
A new alliance between a software developer and a intelligent weighing system manufacturer will help eliminate waste, save on time and increase product consistency and profitability for UK and Irish based bakers, according to the companies involved.
Conveyor systems company eyes up bakery industry
27-Feb-2009 By Jane Byrne
The bakery manufacturing industry is the target of a campaign by a production logistics firm that claims it can automate the entire crate handling process for the sector.
Goldpeg rolls out pilot cooker for R&D needs
26-Feb-2009 By Lindsey Partos
Australian food equipment firm Goldpeg spears pilot research and development needs and single shift production with the launch of its Pilot RotaTherm continuous cooking system.
Temperature transmitter allows process control, says Baumer
22-Sep-2008 By Jane Byrne
A new temperature transmitter enables food and drink production facilities to monitor all process variables including temperature points throughout the plant, claims its developer.
Chip stirrer targeted at automated processes
26-Sep-2007 By Ahmed ELAmin
An automated chip stirrer can help boost output by up to 25 per
cent, according to its manufacturer.
Batching system can replace eight workers
08-Aug-2007 By George Reynolds
A new batching system accurately collects and weighs meat, poultry
and other products, reducing labour requirements for processors,
its manufacturer claims.
Invest in automation, says study
05-Jul-2007 By Charlotte Eyre
Suppliers and manufacturers alike should investigate and invest in
automation production lines, according to a new report.
Device checks for tray sealing problems
13-Apr-2007 By staff reporter
France-based Luceo has developed an automated device to detect
whether food particles are interfering with tray-pack seals.
Bag packer designed for food sector
13-Jul-2006 By Ahmed ElAmin
A new machine for the food sector operates at up to 120 bags per
minute in a continuous mode, its manufacturer claims.
Automation: Processors concerned about investment return
16-May-2006 By staff reporter
UK processors fail to exploit automation and robotics handling,
mainly due to concerns about the costs, return on investment and a
shortage of trained engineers, according to an industry survey.
More food processors embracing automation and control systems
14-Feb-2006 By Ahmed ElAmin
Regulations on traceability and food safety are driving Europe's
food companies towards automation and control networked systems, a
new study says.
Robots raise food packing efficiency
21-Dec-2005 By staff reporter
More state-of-the-art robot arms will soon be packing cheese in
Lincolnshire, the UK, providing more evidence that robots may cut
costs and provide a viable alternative to outsourcing for
Software tracks grain processing along supply chain
24-Oct-2005 By Ahmed ElAmin
Buhler has expanded its software control system for mills and
bakeries dealing with large amounts of grain to give managers more
control over the whole supply chain process.
Motion control system targets three types of budget
24-Oct-2005 By Ahmed ElAmin
Software modified for three sizes of budgets offers real-time
motion control from six up to forty axes for food and beverage
Packaging innovations from acquisitive Bradman Lake
Automated packaging developer Bradman Lake is launching its latest
robotic top load cartoner for throughputs of up to 300ppm, an
innovation that the group hopes will build on its international
Manufacturers turning to fieldbus network technology
A new automated solution that uses fieldbus network technology
gives manufacturers the opportunity to better control the food
process, claims developer Profibus. Fieldbus networks are already
used by many processors, and this trend...
Cost-effective ingredient dosing from Azo
German technology group Azo has developed a new automated system called
Dosibox which it claims allows for the cost-effective dosing of
additives and other minor ingredients.
The perfect bun
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are undertaking
development of an automated product-inspection prototype, working
with staff of Flowers Bakery in Villa Rica, Georgia.
Agroferm ups Lysine production
Agroferm is planning the construction of a new production plant at
its Esbjerg site in Denmark for which Invensys APV will be
supplying the processing and engineering equipment - a move which
will make the company the largest Lysine...
Valmet launches new rewinder
Since its advent in the 1960s, rewinding technology has developed
in leaps and bounds. The latest launch is Valmet Converting's CT
600, which is specifically aimed at meeting high output
GSE unveils updated process automation system
GSE Systems, a leading global provider of real-time process control
and simulation solutions for the food and beverage industry, has
launched a new version of its Process Automation System, D/3(R).
New generation checkweigher
Bizerba, the UK-based packaging equipment manufacturer, has
launched a new checkweigher designed to provide weight measurement
and process control for food and beverage packaging.
Flowers buys wrapping equipment
Delta Systems, a leader in automation and motion control solutions,
is to supply Flowers Foods with an initial order for an automated
feeding and wrapping system. The equipment will be used in US-based
Flowers Snack's cakes division.