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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.

Allen: ‘Sales are down slightly, but probably not as much as most people would think, given the barrage of anti-meat propaganda’

Meat trends

Meat trends: A brave new world

By Alyson Magee

Despite the challenge posed by the rise in plant-based diets, the meat industry is holding its own and, galvanised into standing its ground in the face of a negative media, has started to take positive action.

Made Smarter supports investment in a range of industrial digital technologies, including data analytics, artificial intelligence and robotics

Food firms win funds to boost digital technology

Food firms win funds to boost digital technology

By Noli Dinkovski

Four food companies are to ramp up their digital capabilities after securing funds from the Made Smarter programme.

Sugar reduction will remain an important topic in 2020

Opinion

Why sugar reduction remains on the agenda

By Judy Buttriss

British Nutrition Foundation director general Judy Buttriss explains why sugar reduction is still a key concern for manufacturers.

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