Food & Beverage

Photoelectric sensors keep robots sweet

During high-speed production of retail bags, a confectionery manufacturer conveys individual bags of sweets to a pick-and-place packing robot for secondary packaging. A highly reliable diffuse-mode photoelectric sensor, mounted beside the conveyor, detects the presence of bags as they approach the…

🕘 12/06/2020

igus supports student spice vending machine project with drylin W linear systems

Curry instead of cola! Five students from Heubach, Germany have developed a vending machine for packaged spices together with engineers and trainees from EMAG LaserTec GmbH. To ensure that the salt, curry and pepper cans are picked from their compartments quickly, they used the drylin W linear…

🕘 05/05/2020

Coronavirus statement by the International Food & Beverage Alliance

The International Food & Beverage Alliance (IFBA), representing the largest international companies in food and non-alcoholic beverage manufacturing, is committed to supporting consumers, their families and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. While all measures should be taken to contain…

🕘 23/03/2020

Manufacturing exports slump to lowest level in three years

Britain’s manufacturers are calling on the Government to work with industry and take whatever steps are necessary to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on supply chains on the back of a survey showing exports have slumped to their lowest level in three years. The Q1 Manufacturing Outlook…

🕘 16/03/2020

Coronavirus: major disruptive event to global supply chains

Commenting on the effect of the Coronavirus outbreak on the global supply chain, Professor Richard Wilding OBE, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield School of Management, said: “This is a major disruptive event with global implications for supply chains. Air freight is already down…

🕘 10/02/2020

How smart labels can increase traceability of food and drink products

The term smart labelling is used as an umbrella term for any labelling or coding that uses technology to add functionality and data beyond a traditional simple barcode, for example, data embedded barcodes, RFID, and QR codes. A smart label offers a vastly increased capacity for data, for example, a…

🕘 24/01/2020

Is supply chain collaboration the way to reduce food recalls?

The UK food supply chain is being urged to collaborate more closely in the wake of more high-profile product recalls. Just this week, food product recalls have continued to make headlines, with several supermarkets recalling products over allergy fears, due to undeclared ingredients. It follows a…

🕘 20/12/2019

Farm to fork food safety masterclass

With increasing globalisation of the food supply chain and recent revisions to guidelines issued by the FDA and BRC, Phil Brown, European Managing Director of Fortress Technology, examines the different ways food factories can implement a robust screening process to ensure quality for consumers is…

🕘 25/06/2019

Automated order picking system for new liquid milk production facility

Working with food packaging and processing integrator Tetra Pak, Cimcorp will optimize material flow and throughput from production to dispatch within the site at Dunsandel, New Zealand. Cimcorp, a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic order fulfillment and tire-handling solutions…

🕘 17/01/2019

Hygienic design energy chains from igus are easy to clean

igus introduces its new hygienic design energy chain, called the TH3 series, developed for use on machines in the food and beverage processing and packaging industries. Its open design, which received a Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017, makes it very easy to clean, while rounded corners and…

🕘 13/06/2017