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28-Aug-2007 By Rick Pendrous
Growing automated army heralds a quiet revolution
Manual handling left out in the cold for KFC chicken run
When 3663 First for Foodservice wanted to automate the transfer of fresh chicken destined for KFC to its two regional distribution centres (RDCs) at...
Robots pack variety with vision
RTS Flexible Systems, provider of robotic and automation systems for the food industry, has developed an innovative solution to the picking and...
UK firms must automate or stagnate, warns Mitsubishi
They don't need rest periods, they never throw a sickie and they work for less than a quarter of the minimum wage: robots are the key to the future...
John Dunn discusses the huge financial savings that are on offer through wider use of automation and intelligent sensing equipment
Loading robot proves a cracker for United Biscuits
United Biscuits’ Aintree factory has improved production efficiency and reduced labour costs in the packaging of its Jacob’s Cheddars cheese...
Low headroom batching
A new weigh batching system has been launched by bulk solids handling specialist Flexicon (Europe) which is suitable for mezzanines and other low...
Automation of recipe formulation and mixing
Production efficiency, quality and traceability all rise when blending ingredients
Dough dosing system
Fluid control equipment, used as part of a new automated dosing system to add minor fluid ingredients to the dough-making process, has been specified...
Dairy Crest upgrades Chard
A contract to install a range of production facilities at the Dairy Crest specialist product plant in Chard, Somerset, has been awarded to FMA...
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