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Most recent articles relating to OAL;

Automatically following the packers rules

A checkweigher is an essential tool for food manufacturers for fixed weight products produced to average weight, to ensure that every pack produced complies with the ‘three packers rules, says Wayne Johnson, OAL Connected director. FULL STORY...

Looking for productivity gains in ingredient handling

Currently, up to 5% of a food manufacturer’s turnover will be associated with the costs of raw material handling, weighing and preparation. A new industrial R&D project, led by OAL (Olympus Automation Ltd) in collaboration with engineers, food technologists and computer scientists, drawn from UK industry and academia, aims to reduce this figure by looking at automated solutions for the preparation and handling of raw materials. FULL STORY...

Ensuring compliance and increasing throughput through automation

Dawnfresh has invested in automation to ensure it complies with retailers’ codes of practice related to label and date code errors. This has also delivered a 10% uplift in packaging line throughput. FULL STORY...

Taking a disruptive route to long-term growth and profitability

Would you consider using robots in your production process? The National Centre for Food Manufacturing thinks you should… It has a working demonstration of an automated robotic system that is able to mix, load and cook ingredients in a very untraditional way. Food Processing reports. FULL STORY...

Getting a taste of the future

Graduates from M&S and Bakkavor recently got a taste of the future of food production at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing. FULL STORY...

New Whitepaper: Secure your brand by eliminating label and packaging errors

In 2015, 277 product recalls in the UK were related to labelling and packaging errors which could have been avoided if they had been detected at an earlier stage in the manufacturing process. This new free-to-download whitepaper looks at the main reasons that errors occur and discusses how automation can prevent label and packaging errors. It also offers ideas about the future development path of automation systems in food manufacturing. FULL STORY...

A disruptive force in sauce cooking

Food Processing finds out more about a disruptive steam cooking solution which has been shown to enable fat reduction as well as improved flavour and mouthfeel in dairy sauces, while also offering production time and cost savings. FULL STORY...

Robot improves on tradition in food processing

Suzanne Gill finds out more about an automated robotic system that is able to mix, load and cook ingredients in a very untraditional way and which is said to help improve product quality, increase productivity, reduce waste and save energy…what’s not to like? FULL STORY...

Cook a faster cleaner sauce from concept to launch

Do you struggle to manufacture bechamel sauce quicklywithout burn on contamination? Is it difficult to scale up concept dishes likecarbonara and lasagna to factory scale production? Many food manufacturers arechoosing to cook with Steam Infusion to overcome these issues.FULL STORY...

Steam infusion record cooking times confirmed

After an investigation into food processing heating methods, OAL Steam Infusion has been found to be three times faster than traditional heating processes offering big savings for food manufacturers.FULL STORY...

Top 5 Reasons for Label and Packaging Errors

Wayne Johnson has worked in the food industry for over 20 years, with experience on both sides of the retail fence as a technical manager for First Milk and a supermarket auditor for Somerfield.FULL STORY...

Olympus Automation’s steam infusion awarded £30,000 by Shell Springboard

Olympus Automation has been awarded a £30,000 prize as part of the Springboard competition sponsored by industry giant Shell. FULL STORY...

A fleet of eco-friendly hybrid cars

Olympus Automation says it's committed to a responsible approach to environmental issues and has replaced its company cars with petrol/electric-powered vehiclesFULL STORY...


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