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These are all the posts that have been tagged with automation.

Restless robots

Mike Wilson explores the many ways robot technology is helping UK confectionery manufacturers remain competitive in such an unpredictable market.

Enhanced robot safety

Fanuc’s Dual Check Safety (DCS) technology features a safety scanner and safety camera to improve operator safety when working with robots.

See you at ProSweets

We have just sent the February issue of Confectionery Production to press. With ProSweets less than two weeks away, included, of course, there is a preview of the show, where you will find details of a selection of key exhibitors.

Tortilla brand doubles production

Based in Carol Stream, Illinois, in the US, flour tortilla chip manufacturer, Donkey Brands LLC, has doubled production volumes by installing a new production line from specialist food processing equipment provider, FOODesign, a tna company.

Investment improves margins

Lees Foods Ltd, owner of Lees of Scotland and The Waverley Bakery has announced its year end results to 31 December 2014.

October 2015

Equipment: Process control and automation Ingredients: Inclusions, sugar and sweeteners Product focus: Extruded confectionery Show preview: Anuga (10 – 14 October)

Will you be at iba?

What’s new in the bakery, confectionery and snack sectors? Iba – the International Bakery Exhibition – covers all the trends, from baking ingredients to packaging.

Customised control systems

Spiroflow, a manufacturer of conveying, bulk handling and weighing systems for process companies across the world, has expanded its range of services to the food industry with the acquisition of automation specialist Food Control Solutions.

Multivac checkweighers

Multivac checkweighers now work even more closely with Multivac packaging machines and labelling systems.

In the bag

Paul Wilkinson, business development manager at Pacepacker, advises bulk manufacturers on the best way to introduce a new bagging system.

Installation flexibility

Rockwell Automation claims to reduce boot-up time and increase installation flexibility with the new space-saving Allen-Bradley PanelView 800 family of graphic terminals. The terminals, available in four inch, seven inch and 10 inch display sizes, feature an 800 MHz CPU processor, up to 256 MB of flash, and dynamic memory to reduce boot-up time, making […]