FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Packaging made brilliant powered by a portfolio of digital solutions Sealed Air announced the introduction of prismiq — a digital packaging brand with a portfolio of solutions for design services, digital printing, and smart packaging. “The future of digital packaging and graphics is here. prismiq, powered by our state-of-the-art digital printing technology, is creating game-changing value for customers, …
The food and packaging industry, and the robotics industry, are two sectors with a high global demand for innovative solutions, and will be the main focus of Schaeffler’s attention at this year’s Hannover Messe.
Utilising automation not only focuses on speeding up the process but also helps in achieving consistency, safety, and traceability of a product to ensure customer satisfaction.
Farm drones are handy tools that enable cost-saving and help farmers manage crops against the background of rising fuel prices and climate change.
Easy to clean, lubrication-free and maintenance-free: the new drylin ZLW toothed belt axis is based on hygienic design principles and uses FDA-compliant materials.
Amcor unveils new healthcare packaging facility in Singapore to serve accelerating customer demands in Asia Pacific.
New Zebra study shows the pharmaceutical industry has a trust problem, but industry leaders say they’re trying to become more transparent.
According to the recent Future Market Insights (FMI) report, the sales for food and beverage air filtration market is expected to reach a value of US$ 2.75B in 2031, rising at a CAGR of around 7.9 percent through the end of 2031.
ABB Robotics has signed a framework agreement to collaborate with California-based Zume, a global provider of innovative, compostable packaging. ABB will supply robotic cells that will enable Zume’s production of sustainable packaging on a global scale, helping to reduce reliance on single-use plastics.
The manufacturer of biodegradable plastic packaging, TIPA Corp Ltd., has announced the launch of its first home compostable, transparent laminate for food packaging.
Many industrial products have to be leak-tight. For example, food, cosmetics, or pharmaceutical packaging, but also products such as lights in the automotive industry, electronics, or plastic components. But how can manufacturers test the leak-tightness of their products?
Dairy Farming Promotion Organisation of Thailand (DPO) has introduced a new “National Milk” product range in SIG’s on-the-go combiblocXSlim carton packs with SIGNATURE Full Barrier packaging material, where the small amount of polymers used is linked to certified forest-based renewable materials – an innovation in Asia.
The offering is the first to bring together AI, weather data, climate risk analytics, carbon accounting capabilities, operational data, and environmental performance management into a single solution.
The widespread adoption of machine vision makes image sensors that can detect light outside the visible spectrum increasingly useful, since the aim is to augment human sight rather than duplicate it.
The Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) unveils the ADM Food Technology (Pinghu) Co., Ltd., a fully automated flavor production facility situated in Pinghu, Zhejiang Province, China.
The SoftAI system will address the most pressing challenge for the food industry, i.e. the inability to meaningfully automate operations.
Universal Robots presents a 6-axis robot’s program that can be easily customised to stack different-sized boxes in the pattern that the customer of the pallet requires, such as turning boxes so that the box labels are visible on all sides of the pallet.
Universal Robots presents a 6-axis robot’s program that can be easily customised to stack different-sized boxes in the pattern that the customer requires.
The project aims to distribute two million boxes of safe and high-quality foods to people in need during the outbreak of COVID-19.
Leveraging Alipay’s technology and know-how to accelerate Chope’s rapid growth and evolution into multi-service dining app. Strategic partnership to help F&B businesses across Asia recover from crisis and transform for the future.
According to ResearchAndMarkets.com, the food packaging market is expected to register a CAGR of over six percent over the forecast period (2021 – 2026), citing the “Food Automation Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 – 2026)” report.
System integrators including Thai MecTech Co., Ltd. and MT Food System Co., Ltd. installed a set of conveying solutions for the Charoen Pokphand Foods facility in Binh Phuoc, Vietnam, with Interroll Drum Motors as the key drive equipment.
SPTel Enables Next Generation Urban Farms With Fast And Scalable IoT Deployments On An IoT-a-a-S Platform.
In 2024, a new European Union (EU) directive will be introduced to reduce the number of discarded plastic closures in nature, and it is already becoming apparent that other countries around the globe will introduce similar regulations.
A metal detector is a mandatory tool for foreign body inspection in food factories. In Japan, HACCP guidelines will be fully institutionalised from June 2021, so the metal detector—which is a Critical Control Point (CCP) for foreign body inspection process—is attracting attention again.
While the scale of the pandemic and its effects on society and the economy is unique, for procurement planning, it represents only one of many external factors.
This article is an Interview with David Yang, Intelligent Logistics SRP Product Manager, Advantech on the implementation of an uninterrupted cold chain management solution at Taiwan’s Hypermarket Leader.
With innovative technical upgrades, SIG have reduced water consumption up to 50 percent on new and already installed third generation filling machines.
BreadTalk Group and ADERA have established a joint venture to develop innovative fintech and digital solutions targeted at SMEs.
JJ-Lurgi has successfully commissioned its largest oilseed crushing and solvent extraction plant for Sinograin Oils & Fats Industrial Dongguan Co. Ltd.
PepsiCo and Microsoft have announced a five-year partnership to accelerate PepsiCo’s infrastructure, ERP, and data estate consolidation and modernisation.
Schneider Electric explores some of the practical ways its integrated Modicon and AVEVA solutions are already bringing benefits to Industry.
Sensors must continuously and reliably detect a wide range of products and films on the conveyor belts of primary and secondary packaging machines for confectionery and baked goods
Five technology developments will be looked at that improve the bottom-line as well as upping efforts in quality control and traceability in the supply chain for manufacturers.
Traceability remains a major concern in the food production industry and thus the MES is being introduced into factories to track and record the production process.
Singapore Aquaculture Technologies (SAT) has launched its commercial Smart Floating Fish Farm, with the help of Siemens.
F&N is investing more than S$80 million to build its new smart and sustainable food and drinks facility in Tuas, Singapore.
DHL Supply Chain has successfully implemented an integrated supply chain solution for Tetra Pak’s warehouse in Singapore, one of its largest globally.
Food equipment manufacturers will have to embrace new ways of working by investing in new capabilities such as advanced data and analytics, robotics and automation.
Tetra Pak has announced that it is developing an energy assessment programme in collaboration with ABB to help food and beverage producers lower their environmental impact and cut costs.
Cognizant has announced that it has expanded its research and development (R&D) partnership with AVEVA to develop cutting-edge industrial software that will help shape the future across a range of industries, from water and energy, to food and infrastructure.
Reduce production down time, off-spec product and time-consuming manual grab sampling in food plants with inline instrumentation.
Hygiene and food safety are serious business for companies in the food and beverage (F&B) industry and they are often faced with tremendous pressure.
So how can the sector face these pressures and protect brand reputation, employee safety and profitability? The answer lies in digital transformation.
F&B industry supply chain efficiency is critical to both corporate profits and to the well-being of the customers who consume the manufactured processed foods. By Michael Jamieson, Segment President for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry, Schneider Electric.
In 1895, pioneer of astronautic theory, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, developed the concept of the space elevator, a transportation system that would allow vehicles to travel along a cable from the Earth’s surface directly into space. While early incarnations have proven unsuccessful, scientists are still virtually testing new concepts. Here Robert Glass, Global Food And Beverage Communications Manager at ABB explores the concept of virtual commissioning and how system testing can benefit the food industry.
Eric Lai, regional business director of industry at Grundfos Asia Pacific, posits that a new wave of heightened consumerism today has great implications for the food manufacturing industry — a paradigm shift is needed. Fast-growing economies, increasing spending power and greater awareness of health and nutrition are driving up domestic consumption. This is expected to continue, with the size of the global middle class forecasted to reach 4.9 billion by 2030. The bulk of this growth will come from Asia, representing 66 percent of the global middle-class population in 2030.
When food and beverage companies look to begin their digital transformation in manufacturing operations, often the first question is, ‘where do I start?’ By Keith Chambers, Director of Operations & Execution Systems, Aveva.
How can food and beverage manufacturers leverage the IIoT to achieve business value? By Keith Chambers, Schneider Electric. The food and beverage industry is building up an appetite for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Cloud, mobility, big data, predictive maintenance, Smart Manufacturing and Industrie 4.0 are more than just buzzwords – they are technologies and concepts being used today to improve quality and safety, reduce costs and increase recipe agility to remain competitive in the market.
According to LNS Research, two of the top three strategic objectives for food and beverage companies are ensuring consistent quality and increasing production capabilities to meet rising demand. At the same time, limited capital expenditure budgets means these goals are ideally met using existing equipment.
From A for aquavit to Z for Zinfandel wine—whenever something is bottled in the beverage industry, it needs to be labelled as well. Krones AG looked to igus GmbH for a lubrication solution for its labelling machines. By Lars Braun, industry manager, packaging industry, Igus Germany
Mark Johnston, from Industrial Automation Asia (IAA), spoke with Dr Bo Zhou, founder and CEO of FuturMaster, on supply chain management, the company’s plans for 2017, its growth strategy and the global economic and technological developments impacting its business in the years ahead.
Singapore: Zebra Technologies Corporation has announced that SaveMax has adopted its 2D Point of Sale (POS) imagers in the retailer’s 60,000-square-foot store located in Cibubur.