Food & Drink

CME brings Stäubli HE Robots to FOODEX 2023

CME brings Stäubli HE Robots to FOODEX 2023

FOODEX 2023 will see Stäubli integrator CME, an award-winning British engineering business, showcase its HFPC 120, a precision, hygienic robotic food handling system, which incorporates the latest Stäubli HE range of robots. This cell is one of the few on the market designed specifically for orientating and placing meat products such as chicken portions, steaks […]

By January 18, 2023 Read More →
Robot delivers fully automated ‘coffee-to-go’ service

Robot delivers fully automated ‘coffee-to-go’ service

When MyAppCafé founder Michael Stille wanted to provide an automated barista service for customers, he found a solution in the RS005L robot from Kawasaki Robotics. Order your morning latte macchiato conveniently via app from the bus, quickly scan the QR code and let the robot barista serve it fresh – MyAppCafé makes it possible. The […]

By November 21, 2022 Read More →
Robots help revolutionise fresh fish supply chain

Robots help revolutionise fresh fish supply chain

Icelandic firm Samey Robotics has driven a revolution in the international supply chain for fresh fish, and at the heart of its tailored solutions is Fanuc’s M-410 series of industrial palletising robots. Specialising in the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke automation for the food processing industry, Samey Robotics has delivered over 150 projects across […]

By November 18, 2022 Read More →
Productivity boost for food manufacturers

Productivity boost for food manufacturers

Automating any processes in a production sequence can simplify operational challenges as well as increasing efficiency and quality. Yamaha Motor Robotics FA Section has helped companies in different sectors of the food industry to realise these benefits by introducing robots to handle packaging and labelling. One of Yamaha’s customers in food production, an established brand […]

By November 17, 2022 Read More →
Proven automation tech can boost performance

Proven automation tech can boost performance

Peter Newman, director at Brillopak, explains that automation should not be feared and that proven industry technology combined with proper planning can prevent myriad issues, while delivering significant performance increases. Investment in automation in food packing is no longer a medium-term aspiration, it is now a short-term business imperative. And with an optimum combination of […]

By November 1, 2022 Read More →
AI-optimised vision automates food processing

AI-optimised vision automates food processing

While the primary use for machine vision in the food industry has typically been for inspection purposes, the big opportunity lies in automation applications. As labour shortages continue to bite, food processors are backing AI-powered vision systems to automate the last remaining manual operations on packaging and production lines. Breakthrough solutions that overlay 3D machine […]

By October 24, 2022 Read More →
A smoother transition to automation success

A smoother transition to automation success

David Jahn, sales director at Brillopak explains why automation should not be feared and that proper planning can prevent myriad issues, while delivering significant performance increases. Your investment in end-of-line automation in food packing is no longer a medium-term aspiration, it is now a short-term business imperative. And with an optimum combination of class-leading technology […]

By October 14, 2022 Read More →
Packers and processors need to adapt to wonky veg

Packers and processors need to adapt to wonky veg

Following this morning’s BBC news report that fruit and veg will be smaller and look different as the summer’s hot and dry weather hits crops, Scorpion Vision is advising processors and packers of fresh produce to consider upgrading to AI-powered vision technology. Processing systems guided by classic machine vision do not have the intelligence to […]

By August 19, 2022 Read More →
ABB launches fast five axis Delta for product picking

ABB launches fast five axis Delta for product picking

ABB is expanding its FlexPicker Delta robot portfolio with the IRB 365. With five axes and 1.5kg payload, the IRB 365 is both flexible and claimed to be the fastest in its class for reorientating packaged lightweight products. Responding to the rise in e-commerce and growing demand for shelf ready packaged goods, the IRB 365 […]

By August 4, 2022 Read More →
Omron demonstrates benefits of smart technology

Omron demonstrates benefits of smart technology

A single demonstration line running on the Omron stand (B34) at this year’s PPMA Total Show will reveal how a dynamic manufacturing operation – in this case filling – can see dramatic efficiency and uptime improvements from the deployment of AI in at least two areas: intelligent machine control; and fault detection and remediation. Too […]

By August 2, 2022 Read More →