Food & Beverage

Food waste: Lessons learned during the pandemic

The importance of our food supply chains has been spotlighted during COVID-19. Stockpiling in the early days created shortages in staple goods, including fresh produce, canned goods, pasta and baking ingredients. A knock-on effect of hoarding food saw prices rise, led by cereals, sugar, dairy and…

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Brown Machine Group announces the C-RUSH System for reduced manual labour and increased productivity in paper cup manufacturing

Brown Machine Group (BMG) now offers the aXatronics C-RUSH System, designed for use in paper cup manufacturing applications. The first of its kind to automatically remove sidewalls, or Blanks, from high-speed, vertical die-cutters and robotically place them into work-in-progress containers, the…

🕘 21/09/2020

Government and industry jointly dedicate £300 million to boost UK manufacturing productivity

£300m of joint government and industry funding is allocated to businesses to boost the UK’s manufacturing capabilities, it is announced today (11 September 2020) by the Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, at London Tech Week. These funds will go to those with creative ideas including using…

🕘 11/09/2020

Innovative companies are changing the face of vertical farming

Vertical farming, the practice of growing crops indoors under tightly controlled conditions, is continuing to expand rapidly. By using LED lighting tailored to the exact needs of the crop, alongside advanced hydroponic growing systems, and growing crops in vertically stacked trays, vertical farms…

🕘 04/09/2020

Global Food & Beverage manufacturers look to smart finance to meet pandemic investment challenge

Siemens Financial Services (SFS) has released a new whitepaper entitled Rising to the New Challenge: The role of Smart Financing in helping the Global Food & Beverage Sector navigate the economic ‘new normal’. This is the second in a series of insight papers on the automation…

🕘 03/09/2020

GEA’S green chiller is cool kit for ice cream producer Mackie’s

GEA has clinched a contract to supply a new, environmentally friendly refrigeration system – which will be Scotland’s first large-scale plant combining biomass heat and absorption chilling – at one of Britain’s leading ice cream producers. As part of a £4.5 million…

🕘 28/08/2020

Alimerka automates fresh produce distribution with Cimcorp

Cimcorp has received an order to automate the distribution of fresh produce for the regional Spanish grocery retailer, Alimerka. Robotic systems at the company's Lugo de Llanera distribution center, just north of Oviedo, will serve all 173 of Alimerka’s stores across Northwest Spain, as well…

🕘 27/08/2020

Robotic crate packing made easy with UniPAKer platform variations

Brillopak has developed its award-winning UniPAKer robotic crate packing platform with the introduction of single and triple-head versions of the system, following the success of its dual robot cells in fresh produce applications. The ability to incorporate one, two or three parallel arm delta…

🕘 06/08/2020

Proseal solutions meet quality pet food packing requirements

Proseal tray sealing technology is enabling pet food manufacturers to meet growing demand for high quality products and packaging, as well as providing mass customisation solutions that can help businesses in the sector to diversify and introduce online ordering for home delivery services. A recent…

🕘 04/08/2020

Rutronik shows innovative approaches with UV LEDs

From industry through to medicine and public infrastructure, the use of UV LEDs is offering new approaches in the fields of sterilisation, deep cleaning of air and water, agriculture and industrial manufacturing. For example, ultraviolet A-rays are suitable for use in vertical farming, while the…

🕘 16/07/2020