List view / Grid view

Robotics & automation

 

Automation supplement 2013

4 November 2013 | By W. Jeffrey Hurst, Arthur A. Teixeira

Laboratory automation in food analysis (Author: W. Jeffrey Hurst, Hershey Company) Automation in the food canning industry (Author: Arthur A. Teixeira, University of Florida)

Packaging & Automation Supplement 2012

5 July 2012 | By Louis Lindenberg, Wayne Daley

Focusing on packaging: the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (Louis Lindenberg, Global Packaging Sustainability Director, Unilever)Next generation automation systems for food production (Wayne Daley, Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute)

Automation in the food industry

6 September 2011 | By Phil Hoden, Division Reliability Manager, PepsiCo International

Highly competitive retailers constantly squeezing down prices, rising raw material costs and soaring utility charges in a labour-intensive manufacturing environment; why shouldn’t food manufacturers look towards automating their manufacturing processes? Automating food production can reap many benefits. The ability to replicate the appearance and quality of a product with the…

Hygienic assembly and transfer of food products: A demonstration system for the automatic processing of vegetables

4 November 2010 | By Anders Pettersson, SlK and John O. Gray, IIT

Food production constitutes the largest European manufacturing sector, employing some four million people and generating an annual turnover of approximately EUR 850 billion of which EUR 50 billion products are exported. The sector is unusual in that a large percentage of its output still depends on manual operations; a situation…

Danish Meat Research Institute provides innovative solutions for the global meat industry

12 December 2009 | By Lars Hinrichsen, Chief Executive, DMRI

While Denmark is renowned for its high-tech agricultural sector, the Danish Meat Research Institute (DMRI) based in Roskilde provides scientific research and consultancy to make better solutions for tomorrow's meat industry. Employing a dedicated team of approximately 100 researchers, DMRI develops advanced knowledge on everything from animal welfare before slaughtering…

Major boost for food and drink industry

18 August 2008 | By Martin Lowe, Managing Director, CenFRA Ltd

Figures suggest that since the start of the 21st century, there has been a three-fold increase in the use of automation and robots in the global food sector. However, many food and beverage producers in the UK appear reluctant to adopt this technological advance.

Novel(Q) robotics to handle food – sensitive and hygienic grippers

13 June 2008 | By Anders Pettersson, SIK

In 2006, at the Institute for Food and Biotechnology, SIK, in Gothenburg, a research project was started as a part of NovelQ1. The focus of this project is to develop a robot workstation with high flexibility and hygiene that can handle soft, variable and fragile products; in other words, to…

A bright outlook for robotics

11 August 2006 | By Jonas Westlund, Consulting Analyst, Frost & Sullivan

The European market for material handling robots has grown to approximately $800 million in 2005. More interestingly, forecast growth for 2006 of around 15 per cent shows that robots are playing an increasingly important role in the European food and beverage sector. The implementation of robots help food processors meet…

Send this to a friend