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31/07/2017 - Now is the right time for Food and Drink SMEs to invest in automation
There’s never been a better time for food and drink SMEs to invest in robots for the workplace. Sales and exports are booming, and robots are more powerful than ever. Paul Wilkinson, Commercial & Information Systems Manager at Pacepacker Services, examines the current challenges of the food and drink industry and details how robots can assist SMEs to boost productivity and compete with larger industry players.
18/07/2017 - Top tips on toxic gas treatment to prolong AD plant lifespan
Developing an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant doesn’t come cheap. Costs range from £100,000 up to as much as £24m. When calculating their costings and potential ROI, developers often plan for a plant lifespan of 20 years, so it’s essential that plants are well maintained to avoid unexpected expense.
10/07/2017 - When and where will Industry 4.0 actually happen?
There are a great many people now invested in working towards achieving the goals set out by Industry 4.0. For a concept that started life as a German government strategy project it is fair to say that it has captured the imaginations of many engineers and futurists from around the globe.
31/05/2017 - Road to IIoT: Lessons for Manufacturers from Other Industries
For most manufacturers, the road to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is an evolutionary journey. And while it may be marked with twists and turns, it doesn’t have to be fraught with risk and uncertainty. - By John Fryer, Senior Global Marketing and Product Management Executive, Stratus Technologies
30/05/2017 - DMT Environmental Technology - Busting the biomethane myths
Over the past few years, more and more companies have woken up to the financial and environmental benefits to be gained by making the most of their organic waste streams. In fact, the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry – which converts millions of tonnes of food, sewage and farm waste into renewable energy (biogas) and biofertiliser – has been one of the UK’s biggest success stories in recent times.
24/04/2017 - The robotic revolution in life sciences
As the life sciences industry looks to address today’s production challenges, Neal Welch of Mitsubishi Electric explains how in demanding applications such as the manipulating of live cultures, robots are in a league of their own.
12/04/2017 - Do SMEs need to push for more process automation in Food & Beverage industry?
Most large scale food processing plants have already grasped the advantages of improved automation and used them to minimise production costs and boost productivity. However, some medium and smaller scale businesses, although appreciative of the benefits, remain reticent about the process of implementation and how the latest technology will combine with an existing installation.

03/04/2017 - Heat exchanger selection tips for food producers
When it comes to choosing the right heat exchanger for a particular situation, there is no substitute for professional advice, but you will have a better handle on the process if you have a basic understanding of the factors which need to be considered. These can be broadly divided into commercial considerations and technical considerations.
14/03/2017 - Go Modern: How to Advance Your Process Control
Process-industry professionals are under constant pressure to help increase their company’s market share, ensure compliance with ever-tightening regulations, and find new opportunities to improve productivity.
25/01/2017 - Rockwell: You Really Can Use Mobile Devices in the Plant
Anyone with a smartphone or tablet now can connect securely in an industrial setting to access performance metrics and data analytics. You can use any digital device to easily access performance metrics and data analytics from your plant floor and machines. How are you using that freedom?
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