Out and about

It’s been a busy week for Confectionery Production so far and it’s not over yet. Today, my blog comes to you from Milton Keynes, where I’m attending ABB’s Bakery Switch to Robots event.

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.

Mobile packaging plant

High speed palletising combined with versatility and easy transportation means the IRB 6640 and IRB 460 are ideal for RM Group’s mobile packaging vision. Robots from ABB have helped systems integrator RM Group to turn an innovative idea for a mobile packaging system into a working reality. Housed in 45ft articulated trailers, RM Group’s mobile […]

Automation supplier rebrands

Fanuc, a manufacturer and supplier of factory automation products, has realigned its UK divisions under one brand, Fanuc UK Limited. The company hopes the move will allow them to deliver a more integrated approach to automation solutions. The rebrand also integrates the firm’s three core UK businesses: Fanuc Robotics, which manufactures robots for a variety […]

Pick and place robot portfolio

Working alongside robot and mechatronic manufacturers FANUC and Festo, Pacepacker has launched a new pick and place robot portfolio. The range, which currently includes around 20 different options for food manufacturers to choose from, is made up of Cartesian, articulated arm and delta-style robots. This range means that Pacepacker, an automation integrator, can provide a […]

Pick and place robot

Fanuc’s new M-2iA pick and place delta style robot, which is capable of high speed, accurate pick and place tasks, has been developed in response to an increasing trend driven by confectionery and food producers looking to improve the hygiene of handling raw and unpackaged foods. “Robot uptake in the confectionery market has grown considerably […]

Returning from ProSweets

After a long week at ProSweets, we are finally back in the office!!! 325 companies from over 30 countries exhibited at the show. The machinery and equipment sector was strongly represented, but ingredient suppliers were less obvious, with a few companies commenting they may not exhibit at the next event due to the fair being […]


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