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World’s most extensive motors, drives and controls offering highlighted in new guide


A selection of bespoke motor and drive packages aimed at specific industries and applications is launched in ABB’s new 116 page drives and controls, m...

Enhanced robotic motion control performance


A new ABB movie demonstrates the motion control possible with its MultiMove robotic control technology. The 'Fanta Can Challenge Level 2' features thr...

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Obsolescence – understand your risk level


When it comes to obsolete machinery and control systems that can't be supported, manufacturers must be aware of their exposure to risk, warns Mike Ald...

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Simplyfying calculation of performance level


The SISTEMA tool, developed by Germany’s BGIA organisation, helps to simplify calculation of the attained Performance Level (PL) of the safety related...

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'Easily accessible realtime'


Citect systems integrator, Silchester Control Systems, has achieved a 90% reduction in manual inputs across the production system at Ryvita...

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Canary in the mineshaft – the role of process control


The canary’s untimely death in a mineshaft indicates a dangerous situation, much like HACCP alerts a plant manager of a potential hazard. How did Butt...

Robots speed up production lines


The revolution in processor power, drive and servomotor performance and miniaturisation means robotic control can be integrated into standard machine ...

Technologically driven milling process


When Quaker realised its automation process was on its last legs, it decided to convert to a corporate standard. So it called on Elite Control Systems...

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Viability of Digital Deposit Return Schemes trialled with Ocado


Recycling technology company, Polytag, and Ocado Retail have announced a world-first trial to test the viability of a Digital Deposit Return Scheme (D...

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SCADA benefits


Melissa Topp highlights some of the benefits of SCADA solutions for the food and beverage industry. ...

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Sustainability through efficiency


Jon Darling discussed how greater sustainability can be achieved through efficient food factory operations....

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Dual energy x-rays gain traction


Gareth Jones offers his thoughts on the next big technology development for product inspection equipment in food processing applications. ...

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High-barrier paper delivers for Wallaroo Foods


Sappi, a manufacturer of packaging and specialty papers, contributed to a sustainable packaging solution for snack producer, Wallaroo Foods. ...

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Danish Crown to invest in new UK bacon factory


Danish Crown has announced a major investment in a new processing facility in Rochdale, to offer high-quality, traceable pork products produced in a m...