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Pass the vol-au-vents!

When Sfoglia Torino, an Italian manufacturer of pastries, identified a need to speed up production on the line making vol-au-vent cases, it began discussions with a local systems integrator to help it find a suitable solution. FULL STORY...

Low cost radar sensors feature simple hygienic fitting adapters for food and beverage applications

Radar level sensors are now the same price or even lower in some cases than ultrasonic level sensors for process level measurement of liquids and solids. Unaffected by pressure, vapours, temperature or density change and highly resilient to build up on the sensor face, they can be used for process, storage, chemicals and waste measurements. FULL STORY...

SICK’s PBS Pressure Sensor Has More ‘Plus’ Points

SICK has upgraded its pressure sensor offering with the versatile and multifunctional PBS Plus, combining electronic pressure control, measurement and real-time monitoring in one IO-Link enabled device. FULL STORY...

Plastic pallets: a good automation partner?

Suzanne Gill reports on the benefits of plastic pallets in automated food production applications. FULL STORY...

Humidity: a growing issue?

The UK has been hit with more heatwaves and subsequent storms this summer and this has led to a growing need for the food and beverage sector to have appropriate dehumidifiers in place to remove moisture from the air to inhibit the growth of moulds or fungi. Other challenges include products absorbing excess moisture and reduced hygiene levels. FULL STORY...

Automated systems speed up post harvest vegetable processing

Scorpion Vision has developed a number of robot systems to meet the growing demand in the farming industry to process fruits and vegetables as soon as they are harvested. FULL STORY...

A sweet solution for ice cream plant palletisers

Find out how one ice cream plant has increased productivity of its ice cream production line by replacing pallet lifting chains which could not cope with such adverse and demanding operating conditions. FULL STORY...

Mitigating cybersecurity threats

Cybersecurity is not a ‘thing’ it must be an ongoing commitment for food and beverage organisations to ensure a safe food supply and reliable operations, argues Michael T. Lester. FULL STORY...

A recipe for success?

Recent outbreaks of the Covid-19 virus within meat processing facilities has shone a spotlight on the need to protect operators through the introduction of increased levels of automation. FULL STORY...

Enhancing packaging productivity with cobots

The use of collaborative robotics (cobots) in the processing and manufacturing of food and beverages can bring many advantages in terms of savings and efficiency for manufacturers of all sizes. FULL STORY...

ATEX food grade diaphragm pump for whisky distillery

A Scottish distillery was having difficulty finding a solution for transferring whisky from tanks to barrels for maturation. Low flow rates are required for the process along with the ability to adjust the flow for different size casks to avoid spillages and product wastage.  FULL STORY...

Fulton to sacrifice gross margins to assist struggling key sectors

Heat transfer specialist Fulton has taken the unprecedented decision to introduce an initiative to cut the gross margin on its VSRT steam boiler to ensure that customers from key sectors, including the NHS and food & beverage processing, will benefit from its scheme. FULL STORY...

Keeping cakes cool

With over 50 refrigeration assets – including chillers, freezers, in-line production cooling, heat pumps and air conditioning units – ensuring the smooth running of these is critical to production at Lightbody Celebration Cakes.FULL STORY...

Why should the food industry embrace robotics?

Kevin Witheford highlights some of the biggest automation and robotic advances which are pioneering change in the food production industry. FULL STORY...

No half measures! Ensuring optimum efficiency for the confectionery industry

Product quality, efficiency and safety in production are particularly important within the confectionery industry. With its weighing and inspection solutions, Minebea Intec provides the key components for efficient production and offers a complete overview of the entire production chain with supporting software, such as statistical process control. FULL STORY...

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