Automation & Robots

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…

Food Safety In APAC—Technology To Create Transparency And Traceability

Driven by strong demand from consumers, companies are making investments into food safety technology and packaging to mitigate risks related to food crises. Ria Imandin,…

IoT/Digitalisation

Remote Monitoring For The Industrial Supply Chain

Remote monitoring is not a new phenomenon. The technology has already established itself as standard part of control in manufacturing. Providing manufacturers with real-time insight…

IoT/Digitalisation

Asian Companies Lead The Way On Digital Solutions For Food Safety

While not yet widely adopted, digitalisation offers substantial new opportunities to advance efforts on food safety today and will increase in importance moving forward. By…

The Instagram Effect

Starbucks recently sold a limited edition unicorn frappuccino for five days. Companies wouldn’t expect such a short timespan to have a significant impact on their…

Automation & Robots

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…

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…