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Automation Technology in Food Production: For Man or Machine?

Bakery automation can carry a hefty price tag; the likelihood of realizing a return on investment is enhanced when the human part of the equation is addressed.

Automation Makes its Way Across the Plant Floor

Slowly but surely, robotics, vision systems and information networks are working their way across the plant floor.

Cargill Investing $48 million On New Automated Order Distribution System

Cargill is spending $48 million on a new automated order distribution system that will be capable of holding approximately 155,000 boxes of beef.

The Evolution of Industrial Automation in the Food and Beverage Industry

Hard benefits long have provided the financial justification for plant automation projects. As information technology plays a larger role, food companies are groping for other ROI metrics.

Rockwell Automation Fair Attendees Lean on Automation

At Rockwell Automation’s recent fair, automation promises answers for food safety, energy efficiency, even a dwindling workforce.

PALATINIT of America enters new world of opportunity as BENEO-Palatinit Inc.

PALATINIT of America has officially become BENEO-Palatinit Inc. With this name change and a new identity, the company moves forward into a growing world of opportunities in the functional food industry as part of the new BENEO Functional Food Group.

Processors Leverage Automation to Speed Up Packaging Changeovers

Processors are leveraging automation to speed up changeovers and remain competitive in the face of new customer demands.

Automated System Speeds Bagging by Thirty Percent

Breeder’s Choice Pet Foods maintains its growth and success with automation seen at Pack Expo.

Baldor to acquire Rockwell Automation's Power Systems Business

Baldor announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the Reliance Electric Company and certain of its affiliated companies (the “Power Systems business”) of Rockwell Automation, Inc.

Next-Generation Manufacturing Models Taking Hold in Food Industry

The food industry may not be ready for lights-out automation, but some next-generation manufacturing models are taking hold.

Software Helps Plants Integrate Cross-Functional Platforms

Islands of automation are giving way to plant-wide (even enterprise-wide) efforts that yield performance analysis and front-office profit maximization.

Advanced Tooling And Vision Inspection Add Value To Robotic Machines

3D vision and advanced tooling are expanding the functionality of robotic automation in food and beverage production. In the process, they’re altering the payback calculation.

Advanced Imaging Systems Injecting More Automation into Meat Processing

These processors and equipment manufacturers are shining a light on efficiencies and improvements in meat and poultry production.

Calculating the Cost of Conveyor Systems

Conveying systems are the infrastructure of automated production, and cost per foot is only a starting point in calculating total cost of ownership.

When it Comes to Plant Automation, Smart Machines Mean Smarter Production

Whether a food company is striving for smart factories or simply wants the agility to respond to new-product demands, automation can help.

Pure Pacific Organics Installs Automated Inspection System

Salinas, Calif.-based Pure Pacific Organics processes healthy foods, including organic fresh-cut products such as spring mix, baby spinach and more. Product quality and food safety are the driving forces, which led the company to search for an automated inspection system.

Automated Packaging for Small Businesses

Maplewood Meats' thermoform fill-seal system boosts production 200 percent.

April 2006 Equipment Round-Up - Packaging

This showcase presents a baker's dozen of the latest and greatest in packaging machinery.

2007 Automation Fair Teaches About Key Industry Drivers

Automation Fair attendees at the Food and Beverage Industry Forum learn about key industry drivers and approaches taken to address these issues.

Altria to spin-off Kraft Foods Inc.

Altraia Group, Inc.'s board of directors authorized a spin-off of all shares of Kraft Foods Inc. owned by Altria to Altria's shareholders.

Scheduled Downtime: Craft Brewer’s Big Boy Toys

'Hand crafted' has artisan cache, but consistency and volume demand the kind of automation tools used by major breweries.

Software Puts Your Plant on Fast-Forward

New automation software lets you 'TiVo' your process, while Johnsonville Sausage finds a neat trick to make SAP data more usable in the plant.

BFC Bulk Bag Dischargers At the Heart of Automated Bag Weigh Batching System

The BFC features a cantilevered I-beam with electric hoist and trolley to raise and position bulk bags without the use of a forklift.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Automation & control systems

Manufacturer:
Flexicon

Food Production Operations Are Waking Up to Breakfast Trends

Chasing consumer demands means automating with flexibility.

Training and Sustaining Your Workforce

Automation, software and PLCs dictate the workforce requirements in the contemporary food plant, and processors everywhere are struggling to find workers with the skills to keep plants running smoothly.

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