Industry News

Good Manufacturing Practices Set the Standard for Food Hygiene

May 26, 2017

It goes without saying that hygiene is of paramount importance in any food processing operation. The consequences of poor hygiene at any stage in the paddock to plate journey of foodstuffs can be catastrophic. But, fortunately, the global acceptance of the necessity for the highest hygiene standards in food production is spurring technological advances that […]

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Kawasaki CP180L Palletising Robot

May 12, 2017

JMP Engineering exhibiting the new Kawasaki CP180 robot that is incorporated into the JMP palletisers. The Kawasaki CP180L palletising robot delivers the high-speed operation needed for distribution. Based on a robot stroke of 400 mm upward-downward and 2,000 mm in the left-right direction, the CP180L achieves an industry leading 2,050 cycles per hour with loads of […]

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Hygienic Machine

May 10, 2017

Fast, clean and hygienic. Highly efficient, food-compatible specialists such as the KR AGILUS Hygienic Machine are full of advantages: Extreme agility in confined spaces Short cycle times Maximum precision Hygienic surfaces that can also be cleaned using high pressure The Hygienic Machine Concept The robot’s design and materials allow it to be used in applications […]

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Automated Robotic Beef Rib Cutting System

May 8, 2017

Beef Rib Cutting is the first point at which yield can be lost during the boning process and also poses a large risk of personal injuries or amputations to operators. The Automated Robotic Beef Rib Cutting system is a first of its kind, eliminating all key risks to employee Workplace Health & Safety and is […]

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Robots Drive the Move to Food Manufacturing 4.0

May 2, 2017

While the food and beverage sector has not been as quick to embrace robotic technology as many other areas of manufacturing, there are signs that the latest technologies are enabling increasing numbers of producers to take their first steps towards “food manufacturing 4.0”.

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Kawasaki dual arm SCARA duAro Collaborative robot

Apr 27, 2017

A new era in automation has begun. Smart, flexible, collaborative robots (cobots) will change the face of productivity and manufacturing in Australia. Able to work alongside humans without the need for safety guarding (subject to risk assessment), cobots open vast new applications for robot technology. They are easily integrated into existing production environments, and the […]

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Universal Robots

Apr 19, 2017

Universal Robots presents a complete range of collaborative robot arms has revolutionised the market for industrial robots. The robot arms are tools that are collaborative and safe, working alongside human workers. Universal Robots are lightweight, flexible and user-friendly, allowing fast setup and easy programming to solve new tasks, meeting the short-run production challenges faced by […]

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Autonomous Intelligent Vehicles

Apr 12, 2017

Omron’s LD Series Mobile Robots are self-navigating Autonomous Intelligent Vehicles (AIV), designed to transform manufacturing and logistics. They are flexible transport systems equipped with proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) technology, with ability to autonomously transport materials to a target location while calculating the optimal route and avoiding humans and obstacles. Unlike traditional Autonomously Guided Vehicles (AGVs), […]

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Food & Beverage Industry Awards

Apr 6, 2017

The 14th edition of the Food & Bevarage Industry Awards will take place during foodpro, on Monday 17 July at Doltone House Hyde Park. The Food & Beverage Industry Awards recognise the very best manufacturers from across the food and beverage sector in Australia and New Zealand, with companies such as Tassal and Coopers Brewery among […]

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Linerless Self-Adhesive Labelling System

Apr 5, 2017

Le Mac are suppliers of the linerless labelling system that is self-adhesive for trays of meats, ready meals, salads etc. Linerless labels are an environmentally-friendly innovation: they do not use backing liner like traditional labels, which cannot be recycled and does not decompose in landfill. The system itself is fully automatic and delivers significant efficiency […]

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