In times past, farmers were at the mercy of the elements to determine a successful yield of crops. As the global population grows and consumer preferences evolve, today’s modern farmer must also consider the scarcity of natural resources, the threat of climate change and the growing problem of food waste. The oldest human industry has … Continue reading Powering the future of farming
Residing in Hawkes Bay, Hawk is a proudly New Zealand-owned and operated company. Sustainability is at the heart of the organisation and as a moulded fibre packaging suppliers, all of its products are made from 100 per cent recycled paper. Its packaging solutions are used for, among other things, apple trays in the horticulture industry. … Continue reading SMC provides 4.0 solution for New Zealand-based manufacturer
Socrates and his student, Plato, are a perfect example of how good leaders are shaped by observant students. Darcy Simonis, industry network leader for food and beverage at ABB, explains what can be learned from global manufacturing leaders such as China. China, a leader in mass production, has firm plans to build upon its proud … Continue reading Lessons in mass production
The i-SPEED 220 and i-SPEED 221 from iX Cameras represent the first cameras in a class of small footprint, easy-to-use, low-cost and high-resolution high speed cameras. A high-resolution 1600×1600 CMOS fast-transfer sensor allows the imagery of minute details even when zoomed in. The maximum full frame rate of 600 fps with both a global exposure … Continue reading High-resolution, high-speed cameras for robotics applications
Niska, an Australian start-up company pioneering retail robotics, is bringing retail robotics to Australia for the first time with its ice-cream store. Scheduled to open in Melbourne this September, Niska offers a unique experience with Australian-made gourmet and artisan ice-cream served a team of robot attendants Pepper, Eka and Tony. The robots harness advanced robotic … Continue reading Retail robotics launched in ice-cream store in Melbourne
Adoption of emerging technologies in Australian agriculture is expanding at a rate faster than the consumer’s capacity to understand the opportunities — creating an urgent need to explore community perception and regulatory challenges around the use of new technologies. This is the focus of two new AgriFutures Australia-funded reports: Emerging technologies in agriculture: Consumer perceptions … Continue reading Technology in agriculture critical to success
Fine Food Australia has come to an end after a week packed with food trend insights and robotics making a name in the industry. After catering to thousands at the Melbourne Convention centre, the four-day event came to a close on the 13th of September. Fine Food Australia event director Minnie Constan said more than … Continue reading Highlights of Fine Food Australia include focus on robotics and health foods
The robots use high definition cameras and sensor technology to allow for equipment to be remotely assessed for maintenance and for preventative analysis.
This year, foodpro’s educational series will include a seminar by Omron Electronics’ Chris Probst entitled “How Technology Has Advanced Mobile Robots and Improved Food Processing”. Robots are being increasingly used to improve efficiency and productivity in manufacturing processes. While many people are familiar with fixed mounted robots, there have also been significant advances in mobile … Continue reading Robotics and food processing at foodpro 2017
Robotics and automation experts will present the latest advances in robotic technology and intelligent automation across processing and packaging at the show.
The Ocado Technology robotics team has created a robotic arm capable of safely grasping a wide variety of products, including groceries.
The gflobal growth rate of industrial robotics adoption in food & beverage industry is outpacing those in traditional industries like automotive and electronics, a report has found.