Technology & Automation

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 future of logistic and the supply chain lies in software as a service, according to Deltion

Logistics in the cloud: Deltion

By James Ridler

Deltion has taken the concept of software as a service and applied it to the food and drink supply chain, as business development manager Bashir Kahn explains.

Coronavirus has cast a dark shadow over the whole food and drink supply chain

A month after the coronavirus lockdown, what is the impact on the food industry?

Coronavirus and the supply chain one month after lockdown

By Nic Robinson

The coronavirus pandemic prompted the Government to initiate a closure of pubs and restaurants on 20 March and announce a lockdown of the public's movements on 23 March.

Top experts will address key product recall issues in the free one-hour webinar

Product recall webinar programme tackles allergens, labelling

By Rod Addy

Product recall guidance vital for tackling allergen contamination and labelling errors, plus advice on contingency planning and use of technology for cost-effective recall management were presented at an exclusive webinar on 17 March.

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.

All William Reed food shows at the NEC have been postponed

William Reed food shows postponed due to coronavirus

By Rod Addy

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 health situation, William Reed has taken the difficult decision to postpone its UK Food Shows, originally scheduled to take place at Birmingham NEC from 30 March to 1 April.

Natures Way Foods introduces waste handling solution

FOODEX HIGHLIGHT: STAND L179

Natures Way Foods introduces waste handling solution

By Michelle Perrett

Natures Way Foods, the fresh convenience manufacturer, has introduced an automated waste handling solution to dispose of waste at its coleslaw and potato salad processing facility.

Morrisons' fresh produce depot has levelled up thanks to Brillopak

Robots make light work of potatoes

By Noli Dinkovski

Productivity and efficiency at Morrisons’ fresh produce depot in Rushden, Northamptonshire, has reached “a whole new level” after the installation of two automated Brillopak crate-loading potato cells, the retailer has claimed.

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