Industry 4.0

Coffin: 'The application of AI comes to the fore, helping to identify the focus of risk mitigation efforts and intervention'

Opinion

Digital technologies empowering food manufacturers

By Kimberly Carey Coffin

Kimberly Carey Coffin, global technical director at Lloyd’s Register, explores how digital systems can benefit food and drink firms across a number of applications.

Made Smarter helps small to medium-sized firms understand where industry 4.0 could fit into their strategies

Made Smarter

How Made Smarter is helping firms grow through digital tech

By Rod Addy

Food manufacturers classed as small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are proving keen to implement industry 4.0 via Made Smarter and it's paying off, says Donna Edwards, director for Made Smarter's North West adoption programme.

The systems' Human Machine Interfaces are able to withstand the harshest washdown treatment

Mettler Toledo launches detection and weighing combos

By Rod Addy

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has launched a series of smart-design, washdown-resistant product inspection systems, integrating sophisticated checkweighing and metal detection technologies for manufacturers of packaged food, including dairy and meat...

A worker at Len Wright Salads

Food manufacturers adopt industry 4.0 via Made Smarter

By Rod Addy

Potato producer Fylde Fresh and Fabulous, chocolate manufacturer Ye Olde Friars and cake and pudding maker Classic Desserts are among the latest businesses to sign up to the north west Made Smarter Adoption programme.

The site will require the existing workforce to acquire new skills

Treatt and Siemens detail new digital factory

By Rod Addy

Global ingredients supplier Treatt shares more details about its new digital factory in Suffolk, construction of which has involved a close partnership with Siemens, in this podcast.

Manufacturers need to be aware of cyber security threats, warned Nozomi

Cybersecurity warning issued to manufacturers

By James Ridler

Threats to industrial and critical infrastructure reach new heights as business are warned to beef up their cybersecurity in light of recent attacks by hackers in the US.

Siemens offered its thoughts on automation in the face of Brexit-related supply issues

Opinion

Automation a solution to 'cliff-edge' Brexit delays

By James Ridler

Siemens Digital Logistics development consultant Phil Lavin and Digital Industries head of food and beverage Keith Thornhill discuss how automation technologies can be used to compensate for the delays caused by our ‘cliff-edge’ Brexit.

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