Equipment

Global systems supplier, GEA, is producing preassembled oven modules for quicker and safer installation at customers’ plants. According to GEA, it can reduce installation time to as little as 20 days.

At its nutrition factory in Ploiesti, Romania, Unilever has installed a Sidel central palletising system to meet the increasing demands on its production capability. The system has eight robotic cells connected to 28 packing lines. 

Global manufacturer of industrial technologies, Minebea Intec, aims to make industrial production more sustainable through its range of scales, check-weighers, and inspection solutions.

The future of farming looks bright, with the development of a compact, lightweight sensor system with infrared imaging capabilities allowing drones to monitor crops.

Pronal, a French company that produces flexible products made from elastomer and plastomer coated fabrics, is expanding its Australian presence through distributor, Air Springs Supply.

HRS Heat Exchangers looks at the improved efficacy of corrugated tubes over smooth tubes in tubular heat exchangers, a critical part of sterilisation procedures in food and drink manufacturing.

GEA is building a new technology centre for alternative proteins in Wisconsin, USA. Its goal is to scale up the production of plant-based, cell-based, and microbial foods.

Fam Stumabo, a company that develops industrial cutting machines and manufactures precision knives for the food industry, has innovated the classic potato slicer.

Exair has introduced the ATEX Cabinet Cooler System to protect industrial electronics from overheating in ATEX zoned areas.

Lutz-Jesco has made industrial sanitation safer, by developing an electrolysis system that can produce sodium hypochlorite from commercially-available salt.

New Zealand pork processor, Freshpork, conducted a major review of its software platform and, working with CSB-System, introduced an integrated ERP software for process optimisation.

Antony Di Girolamo, on behalf of Allied Finishes, explains why choosing the right flooring for the production room of a manufacturing facility is critical.

Novozymes and Chr. Hansen have merged, creating a new global biosolutions company – Novonesis. The newly formed business has 10,000 employees globally, in more than 30 different industries.

Australian distributor for Flux pumps, Malcolm Thompson Pumps, looks at how one of the oldest breweries in Germany is using modern technology for novel beers.

SMC Corporation Australia New Zealand has introduced its air management system and air booster regulator series, stressing the importance of energy-efficient manufacturing solutions.

Cherry packers in New Zealand and the United States have made use of Tomra’s new artificial intelligence powered grading platform, to increase efficiency and quality of products.