Equipment

For a long time, the primary driver of warehousing and logistics automation advances has been efficiency. But what about the environmental benefits of automation? Paul Stringleman from Swisslog Australia writes.

Packaging automation specialist Foodmach has introduced a new way to finance packaging line machines. FLEX allows manufacturers to pay only for the output of the equipment, not the equipment itself.

Brisbane based Asian fish importer and retailer, Aus Asia Foods, has improved its refrigeration capacity and saved thousands of dollars a year in energy costs by implementing Variable Speed Drives (VSDs).

AMETEK Brookfield has launched an ecommerce website for its Australian customers. AMETEK Brookfield instruments, accessories and parts can be purchased online in Australian dollars and with free shipping on all orders.

Supply chains and operational conditions are subject to increasing uncertainty. CEO of food industry sustainability specialists Cress Consulting Julia Seddon explains the importance of understanding the implications for food industries.

When meat and smallgoods producer the Herd Group wanted to reduce its wastewater levels, it contacted Hydro Innovations for a solution. While existing wastewater pumps didn't look that great, they pumped “as good as Arnold Schwarzenegger”, said Herd Group engineering manager Trevor Egan.

All Pumps Australia and New Zealand-based Prime Pump have partnered with German pump manufacturer Wangen Pumpen as its newest distributors for the region.

AMS Instrumentation & Calibration has released the new online hygrometer system from Michell Instruments, giving customers more choice and flexibility for dew-point and trace humidity measurements.

Heat and Control’s Spray Dynamics bird seasoning system has transformed a family-owned and operated chicken processing business by automating the manual process of spicing whole birds.

Tecpro Australia is introducing the new Blue King wash down gun from the Netherlands to the Australia and New Zealand region.

Weighing fragile bakery products, brittle foods, or even delicate seafood can often present a challenge for food producers looking to reduce giveaway and improve yield.

The CSB-Rack has been updated with several improvements while keeping its high-end qualities. The industrial PC for automated data capture has been continuously upgraded for 40 years. Now it comes with improved ergonomics, more flexibility and less footprint.

The third study by CSB-System on digitisation in the food and beverage industry has shown the food industry is in a phase of digital optimisation. A digital transformation, however, only rarely takes place. This is based in the ERP system, but its potential is not yet fully exploited.

GS1 and Australia’s largest grower of mangoes Manbulloo have created the next level of ‘whole-of-chain’ tracking for the company's precious juicy fruit.

Product planning systems are crucial for the food and beverage industry. Systems that are directly integrated in the ERP software are most suitable.

The federal government’s recent push to support the manufacturing sector and the easing of COVID-19 restrictions has seen companies rapidly accelerating their production efforts to meet demand and recoup profits.