All news articles for August 2016

Collaborationin automation

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Collaborationin automation

By Rick Pendrous

Automation equipment supplier Festo will showcase a range of new developments for the processing and packaging industry.

Human friendly cage-free robots

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Human friendly cage-free robots

By Rick Pendrous

A collaborative robot, or ‘cobot’, designed for working safely with shopfloor staff, challenged to work alongside a caged cell containing a conventional robot, will be the centrepiece of Fanuc’s stand at the show.

Ops management showcased

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Ops management showcased

By Rick Pendrous

Supplier of manufacturing operations management systems Cimlogic will showcase its automation and IT expertise.

Magnets remove rogue metal debris

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Magnets remove rogue metal debris

By Rick Pendrous

The Hydrohansu-type rotating cleanflow magnet will be on show. Developed in collaboration with food processors, it was recently introduced by Dutch company Goudsmit Magnetics Group.

Precision load cells for dynamic and batch weighing

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Precision load cells for dynamic and batch weighing

By Rick Pendrous

Test and measurement specialist HBM will be exhibiting its range of dynamic and batch weighing products, designed for packaging in the food and drink industry.

Captain Morgan ad: the ASA ruled it implied drinking alcohol can boost popularity and confidence

‘Irresponsible’ Diageo ad banned by ASA

By Noli Dinkovski

A TV commercial for Diageo’s rum brand Captain Morgan has been banned after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled it implied drinking alcohol could boost popularity and confidence.

Arla is to launch a new range of on-the-go beverages in a bid to triple its global sales

Arla taps into on-the-go drinks market

By James Ridler

Milk processor Arla has launched a number of milk-based drinks in a bid to tap into the on-the-go market and triple its global beverage sales to £585M.

Welcome to next month's news

Next Month’s News: our podcast preview

By Matt Atherton

Welcome to Next Month’s News, the latest edition in Food Manufacture Group’s new podcast series predicting what topics will dominate our headlines over the next four weeks.

Public Health England has recommended vitamin D supplements to compensate for lack of sunlight

Government guidelines propose vitamin D supplements in the diet

By Michelle Perrett

People in the UK need to consider dietary supplementation of the essential vitamin D in their diets to compensate for the absence of that produced in the body from exposure to sunlight during the months of October to March, according to new government...

Jungheinrich has extended its internal combustion series

Counterbalance truck range drives throughput

By Rick Pendrous

Just two years after the launch of its series 3 and 4 hydrodynamic drive counterbalance trucks, Jungheinrich has extended its internal combustion series.

3M has launched a new lactic acid bacteria count plate

Lactic acid bacterial count efficiency raised

By Rick Pendrous

A new lactic acid bacteria count plate that facilitates fermentation and prevents unwanted spoilage of products, has been introduced by laboratory testing specialist 3M.

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