Technical

Preventative maintenance is shaping up to become a major part of the production process

Preventing the future, today? The world of preventative maintenance

By James Ridler

While artificial intelligence does not offer all the predictive solutions to production line problems, it can help humans to take action in advance of a major breakdown. But how advanced is the UK food and drink industry in adopting a more technological...

Ellen Norman talks to Food Manufacture about this year's Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Technologies Competition.

Prizes up for grabs at food innovation contest

By James Ridler

Food and drink entrepreneurs could be in the running for a share of a £160,000 prize pool at this year’s Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Technologies Competition.

Fraunhofer Institute's new cleaning robot uses advanced sensors to reduce man hours in the factory

Robot cleaner for food factories developed

By James Ridler

Food safety, hygiene and cleaning in food factories has gained a boost in the form of a robot cleaner developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Dresden.

Guest: 'Technical competency is essential to collect high quality information'

Ask the Expert, in collaboration with the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST)

Dalziel group technical manager: technical staff and data

By Rod Addy

How can data access and analysis be improved to help technical staff do their jobs better? Alexis Guest, group technical manager at Dalziel, explains in this Ask The Expert article.

Holmes: 'These folks have all got a bright future'

Food Man Talks

Diageo quality head on Ecotrophelia innovation competition

By Rod Addy and James Ridler

Tim Holmes, head of quality at international distiller and brewer Diageo, speaks about his role as chairman of judges at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK and why the competition is so important.

Christy Draus: 'SimulTask™ PRO offers up to 65,535 greyscale values – the highest on the market'

Eagle eyes on advanced inspection

By Michelle Perrett

Food and beverage processors need to focus on advanced inspection systems to help improve yield, product quality and consistency, according to Eagle Product Inspection.

The In-Sight D900  has been touted as being able to self-learn like a human inspector

Cognex finds smart answer

By Michelle Perrett

Cognex has introduced the first industrial smart camera powered by its ViDi deep learning software.

Pictured, Omron's new range of smart cameras

Omron extends focus on cameras

By Michelle Perrett

Industrial automation specialist Omron has launched two new smart cameras to its MicroHAWK line.

The electronic apple (seen here in blue) can help reduce food waste by identifying potential causes of damage during packing

Electronic apple helps prevent food waste

By James Ridler

A new electronic ‘apple’ could help prevent delicate goods being damaged in transit and prevent food waste, according to its developer Brillopak.

The dairy industry is adopting automation, but can traditions still keep up with these technological advances?

Dairy processing

Dairy industry balances automation and tradition

By James Ridler

As with other food businesses, the dairy industry is gradually moving towards automation, but in a way that respects some time-honoured production methods.

Manufacturing execution systems can deliver value on the shop floor much more cheaply and quickly, claimed Andea

Benefits of cloud-based MES aired

By Michelle Perrett

Food manufacturers should consider implementing cloud-based applications for MES (manufacturing execution systems) that can deliver value on the shop floor much more cheaply and quickly.

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