Traditionally deployed to automate large-scale and complex tasks in the industrial manufacturing industry, robots and especially collaborative robots (cobots) have made automation possible beyond conventional applications. By Shermine Gotfredsen, general manager at Universal Robots, SEA & Oceania

With the focus on food safety, it is time for manufacturers to fully embrace the benefits of automated processing and production technology. Sorting and analysis machinery can play a crucial role in helping companies safeguard their products. By Marijke Bellemans, marketing communications coordinator, Tomra sorting solutions

Consumers are demanding for smaller sized packs, safer foods, longer shelf lives… how is this affecting packaging technology? Toshiki Kanai, general manager of sales & marketing, Asia, Ishida, shares more.

The world is fast adapting to the fourth industry revolution in all sectors, including the manufacture of food and beverages. What does Industry 4.0 entail and what should F&B manufacturers know? Christian Burdin, managing director, Festo, gives his opinion.

Bosch’s enhanced D3 robotic platform gives food manufacturers more versatility and performance enhancements through modular and standardised robotic solutions with application-specific options.

The platform is able to handle higher payloads up to three kilograms, faster speeds, and also offers an optional fourth and fifth axis for improved product rotation, thus catering to a larger variety of products from biscuits to confectionery treats, or even baked goods. With an open frame design consisting of fewer parts, and better visibility of moving elements, it grants easier access to parts for cleaning, and improves hygiene.

It can also be easily integrated with existing primary or secondary packaging machines. It offers flexible and scalable robotic solutions for both small- and medium-sized, as well as multinational company manufacturers.

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Asia Pacific Food Industry (APFI) is Asia’s leading trade magazine for the food and beverage industry. Established in 1985, APFI is the first BPA-audited magazine and the publication of choice for professionals throughout the industry with its editorial coverage on the latest research, innovative technologies, health and nutrition trends, and market reports.

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