Special Report: Processing Tech Update

A funding injection from the Coles Nurture Fund allowed boutique pork pie producer Pacdon Park to grow its business dramatically. Doris Prodanovic reports.

More than 130 exhibitors showcased the latest equipment, products and services in the food and beverage manufacturing sector at this year's FoodTech Qld.

With consumers hungry for prepared foods with authentic barbecue flavours and textures, Heat and Control’s continuous Rotary Brander delivers a genuine char-grilled finish.

At FoodTech Qld, CSIRO research scientist Ciara McDonnell spoke about novel technologies with exciting applications and implications for food and beverage processing. Kim Berry caught up with her to find out more.

A $165m high-tech expansion of its dairy processing and bottling operations has led to an innovative new dessert-inspired range from Coca-Cola Amatil.

The South Australian Potato Company partnered with SMC on field-to-fork efficiencies and energy savings.

HCI Snack Solutions, an alliance between Ishida and Heat and Control, has demonstrated its new end-to-end capability in snack processing and packaging.

A new separator offers an alternative to conventional sludge dewatering technologies.

AccuPak outlines some of the advantages of simultaneous multi-frequency technology for wet products like meat.

A UK seafood company doubles its packaging speed thanks to new technology from an Australian-based equipment company.

The rise in factory automation 
and consumer digitial devices are on a collision course and will impact the food and beverage market in 
2018 and beyond.

New forklifts promising cleaner, greener credentials without sacrificing performance were recently demonstrated in Sydney by Hyster-Yale Group.

Using Industrial IoT technologies to connect the entire meat supply chain has the potential to provide significant productivity gains and profitability, writes Rockwell Automation’s Glen Jacob.

Skepticism about the use of automation in craft brewing is common, but there are benefits to starting small.

Value-adding to meat products is a major trend, and pre-packaged fully cooked product primals – or large meat cuts – are a growing category.