Automation & Robots

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…

Automation & Robots

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…

Automation & Robots

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…

IoT/Digitalisation

How's Your Plant Doing Today?

Find out how VEGA initiatives for secure and flexible process automation lead straight to Industry 4.0.   The term IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) refers…

The Technologies And Trends Shaping The Supermarket Of The Future

Food businesses will have to change to stay competitive—online, in-store, and at sorting and processing plants too. Bjorn Thumas, Director Business Development Food at TOMRA…

IoT/Digitalisation

Digitalisation Is The Best Way To Get A Taste Of The Future

The future is digital food: not the food pills of science fiction, but wine, beer, cheese, meat and vegetables that have been tracked from the…

IoT/Digitalisation

Rockwell Automation: The Journey Toward The Connected Enterprise

As global pressures for goods and natural resources continue to grow, companies need to find new, innovative ways to use advancing Internet-ready technologies to meet…

IoT/Digitalisation

Misconceptions About Digital Transformation In The F&B Industry

Smaller entrepreneurial manufacturers are especially suited to digital transformation since they are more nimble and responsive to changes in the market, says Wesley Kowalski, Head…

IoT/Digitalisation

Knowledge At Your Fingertips

Digitalisation, Internet and smart technologies such as smartphones and wearables, have made consumers more connected and aware with increased access to information. Consumers are now…

IoT/Digitalisation

Keeping An Eye On Food

Less machine downtime, detection and prevention of leaks in compressed air systems are crucial to food manufacturers, and are increasingly possible with the help of…

IoT/Digitalisation

Interview With Mr. Juan Garcia, Product Manager (communication) at VEGA

APFI interviews Mr. Juan Garcia, Product Manager (communication) at VEGA regarding the latest developments from VEGA and his views on the upcoming industry trends for…

Emerson Showcases Its Automation Solutions At ITAP 2018

Bill Zhou, Marketing Director of Rosemount Measurement & Analytical Asia Pacific at Emerson Automation Solutions, speaks to the APFI team about automation solutions that can…

IoT/Digitalisation

A New Smart Factory Package To Kickstart Your Digital Journey

Proponents of digital transformation wax poetic about its benefits: scalable improvements in operational efficiency, gateways to new profit margins, and a holistic value chain are…

IoT/Digitalisation

Improving Your Food Safety Program

There’s no room for compromise in food safety, and yet today’s markets present new challenges for the industry to ensure safety and quality in consumable…

Two-Point X-Ray Inspection Improves Production Efficiency And Product Safety

Achim Chast, Quality Manager from Wolff, clients of Ishida, comments: “The upgrading achieved through the use of the X-ray technology goes beyond current requirements.” Wolff,…

Control Of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa And Bromate Through Medium-Pressure Ultraviolet Systems

Manufacturers are turning to environment-friendly and physical water treatment methods to answer the call for less chemical addition in the final packaged water products through…

IoT/Digitalisation

Having Trouble With Your Digital Transformation Journey?

The APFI team seeks the advice of Siemens on behalf of Southeast Asian SMEs that are struggling in their digital transformation journey. A recent report…

Automation & RobotsIoT/Digitalisation

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…

Tackling The Challenge Of Online Grocery Shopping

In spite of the glowing prospects, cracking the online grocery market can be challenging. How do you start? Where should you begin? By Carsten Spiegelberg,…

Unlocking The Benefits Of Digitisation In The Food & Beverage Industry

As Lusiana Lu, Business Development Director at Hashmicro Private Limited notes: “Technology is used not to merely cut manpower, but to empower those whose jobs…