How to connect driverless cars with flexible food manufacturing

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

How to connect driverless cars with flexible food manufacturing

By Jenny Eagle

‘In the food industry we have seen considerable adoption of robots on the packing line but as yet there has been limited use for robots in the processing of raw materials,’ says Jake Norman, business development manager, OAL (Olympus Automation Ltd) Group.

William Carteaux, president/CEO, SPI

SPI to launch MRO Expo

By Jenny Eagle

The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) is launching MRO Expo, (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations products and services) next year.

Fispal Technology 2015

Fispal Technology 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.

The completion of the deal has saved 150 jobs

Finsbury completes acquisition of Just Desserts

By Michael Stones

Finsbury Food Group has completed its acquisition of foodservice supplier Johnstone’s Just Desserts, saving 150 jobs at the firm, after buying the business out of administration.

BakeryandSnacks top-hitting 2013 stories, but why?

Which stories shook industry in 2013 and why?

By Kacey Culliney

This year has been filled with the good, the bad and the innovative – lawsuits and recalls as well as innovations and start-ups have shaken and shaped industry. BakeryandSnacks brings you the twelve top hitters of 2013 and our thoughts on why they had...

New robotic system uses 3D vision and lasers to accurately ice cakes

The robotic icing on the cake

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Quasar Automation has completed the development of its 3D vision and laser robot that is set to shake up the previously labor intensive manual operation of icing cakes.

Daimer Industries' Vapor-Flo 8410 pressure washer cleans processing equipment at high temperatures.

Washer promises lean, clean processing machines

By Jenni Spinner

Daimer Industries Inc. has launched the Vapor-Flo 8410 pressure washer, an electric-powered unit geared toward providing effective cleaning with reduced eco impact.

Special Edition: Food Factory Careers

Nestlé reveals strategy to plug engineering skills gap

By Jane Byrne

A lack of engineering graduates has created a challenge for the food manufacturing sector in terms of vacancy filling or expansion projects and we spoke to the head of HR at Nestlé to hear about the food giant’s strategies to remedy the deficit.

Robotics supplier now focusing on food sector

Robotics supplier now focusing on food sector

By Jane Byrne

Robotic technology, which featured largely at the recent Anuga FoodTec trade show, has untapped potential to improve productivity, increase product yield and bring greater flexibility to the food manufacturing production line, claims TM Robotics.

Robotics could offer quick wins for bakery sector

Robotics could offer quick wins for bakery sector

By Jane Byrne

Greater efficiencies for the UK bakery industry can be gained by investing in robotic systems for oven loading and unloading, packing line automation and the centralization of palletizing, claims the Centre for Food Robotics and Automation (CenFRA).


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