Small But Smart: Packaging Automation For Smaller Facilities

The benefits of automation in the packaging industry are well established. Those who adopt automation can reduce labour costs, improve worker safety and increase productivity.…

Better Tech, Safer Food

According UN’s Food and Agricultural Agency (FAO), 225,000 people die every year in the Asia and Pacific region due to food borne diseases. In this…

Increasing Resilience In Asia Pacific Meat & Poultry Operations Through Automation

Automating end-of-line production and order assembly for meat and poultry products with Multishuttle Meat Buffers and automated palletising, storage and transport, eliminates physical contact by…

4 Key Questions To Ask Before Getting Started With Collaborative Robots

Companies looking to increase productivity, improve quality, lower costs and have a better workplace for staff with the help of cobots, can start by walking…

High Performance With A Small Footprint

Dutch delicacy manufacturer, Van Wijngaarden, opts for compact TLM technology with automatically adjustable robotic tools for high performance.    Van Wijngaarden, based in the Netherlands,…

SSI Flexi Shuttle: Maximum Flexibility For Freezer Logistics

SSI SCHAEFER’s Flexi Shuttle is an innovative solution for use in automated miniload systems with dynamically adaptable storage location sizes to store a wide variety…

Palletising Cobot With Vision System Works In Tight Quarters In The Food Industry

Universal Robots captures Norwegian meat producer Nortura’s foray into optimised palletising for its space-tight factory floor.   The Challenge Norwegian meat producer, Nortura, needed to…

Cobots: Transforming The Food And Beverage Industry

APFI’s Writer, Katherine So, explores the benefits of integrating cobots into an F&B manufacturing facility.   Cobots, also known as collaborative robots, are making their…

Cobots And The Future Of Maintenance

Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Director at EU Automation explains how collaborative robots can improve maintenance to reduce costs associated with downtime.     Unplanned downtime is…

Human-Robot Collaboration Is The Future of Food

When we look at the combined benefits of collaborative robot operation and connected services, it is easy to see why connected cobots are leading the…

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Global Agribusiness Reduces Motor Down-Time With ABB Smart Sensors

Leading agribusiness, Olam International, is digitalising its operations with the ABB Ability Smart Sensor, fitting the pocket-sized smart sensor in some of its factories to…

APFI Exclusive: Robotics And Agri-Tech From New Zealand

Ahead of Food&Hotel Asia, APFI sits down with Hayley Horan, New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Singapore, to learn about New Zealand’s thriving agri-tech industry.  …

Improving Productivity Through Smart Manufacturing

Robots and automation have transformed manufacturing in almost every industrial sector, and have increased efficiency and product consistency. By Farah Nazurah In today’s competitive marketplace,…

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Five Reasons To Replace PTFE-Lined Bearings

As with all sectors of the manufacturing industry, the F&B industry too uses a lot of machines and with these comes the need for the…

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Case-Study: Cobots In F&B Manufacturing

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…

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Case-Study: Compact Actuators Add Flexibility To Bakery Machines

With a need for flexible, precise, and reliable machines to cater to frequent product changes in the bakery industry, WP Kemper company turned to Siko…

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Market Outlook 2017: Automation In The F&B Industry

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…

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Case-Study: Transforming All Aspects Of Business With Automation

Meat importer and supplier Huber’s Butchery took the leap from manual paperwork to automating their document management process to improve the efficiency and productivity of…