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PepsiCo's Snackbots are being piloted at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, to deliver healthier-for-you snacks to students. Pic: PepsiCo

PepsiCo’s Snackbot delivers snacks to students

By Gill Hyslop

The University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, is serving as a test site for PepsiCo’s Snackbots delivering better-for-you snack and beverage brands from Hello Goodness via an app.

APRIL. Picture: OAL.

Interpack 2017

APRIL Robot Chef signs autographs at Interpack

By Jenny Eagle

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.

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.

Pack Expo will be held November 6-9, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois

Pack Expo 2015

Who did what at Pack Expo 2015?

By Joseph James Whitworth

Pack Expo Las Vegas had more than 2,000 exhibiting companies – here we take a look at what some of them had to offer the packaging and processing industry.

Brent Bartson demonstrates use of the UR3 to DairyReporter.

DISPATCHES FROM IDFA INTERNATIONAL DAIRY SHOW

Collaborative robot reaches out to dairy industry

By Hal Conick

Universal Robots has reached out to dairy manufacturers at this year’s International Dairy Show in Chicago with its line of collaborative robots.

Adept creates a buzz with Hornet packaging robot

Adept creates a buzz with the Hornet

By Jenny Eagle

Adept Technology has launched a parallel robot, the Hornet 565, for fast, precise pick and place and conveyor tracking.

Chris Sumner.

60-second interview: The day job

What do you do? Chris Sumner, MD, FANUC UK

By Jenny Eagle

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Chris Sumner, managing director of FANUC UK.

Adept Quattro robots

Adept lets their robots do the talking

By Jenny Eagle

Adept Technology will host two New Product and Technology Demo Days at its Application and Demo Center in Amherst, New Hampshire, on March 5 and March 6.

Companies like Adept Technology are furnishing processing and packaging firms with an increasing amount of automated systems.

PMMI: 75% of packaging lines automated

By Jenni Spinner

Thanks to labor efficiency, boosted productivity, and greater flexibility, robotics play a larger role in processing and packaging lines than ever.

CSIRO is working on advanced robotics for food processing and other fields.

CSIRO marks Global Star Wars Day with space-age robotics

By Jenni Spinner

In honour of Saturday’s Global Star Wars Day (“May the fourth be with you”), CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has highlighted advances in robotic technology that can increase efficiency and safety of food processing and other fields.

Bosch Packaging boosts packaging machinery performance

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

Gemini 4 system boosts performance for Bosch

By Rod Addy

Bosch Packaging Technology's new Gemini 4 robot control system for packaging machinery could boost performance and increase production efficiency, according to the firm.

Space saving robot palletiser revealed

Space saving robot palletiser revealed

By Rod Addy

Food and drink manufacturers with restricted space issues can turn to the latest generation automation FANUC M-710iC robot palletiser from Pacepacker Services for help.

Robots still a nascent technology in confectionery processing

Special edition: Robotics

Robots still a nascent technology in confectionery processing

By Jane Byrne

Robot-based product packaging and palletizing remain the areas for quick wins in the confectionery sector but robots, albeit in the leading EU based confectioners, are gradually taking on more tasks a step earlier at the processing stage.

Scara robots bring cost savings, says TM Robotics

Scara robots bring cost savings, says TM Robotics

FoodProductionDaily.com caught up with Ryan Guthrie of TM Robotics to discuss the specific applications for the food industry of the company's next generation line of pick and place robot systems.

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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