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Aarhus installs fieldbus technology

Food processor Aarhus United has installed PlantWeb digital plant architecture from Emerson Process Management at its new Danish oil processing plant. The new IT infrastructure includes a DeltaV digital automation...

SAP and Deloitte address food processing challenges

A comprehensive package of software and services to help midsize food and beverage companies improve operational efficiency has been put together by software company SAP and certain Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu...

Mahler and Messer build hydrogen generation plant

A hydrogen generation plant for a major German confectionery company is being built by systems manufacturer Mahler IGS and industrial gas giant Messer Griesheim.

Better fluid handling for greater plant efficiency

Increasing production efficiency to generate higher profits is the aim of every plant manager. But now manufacturers have to think about their legal obligations to reduce waste and conserve energy....

Buhler installs new milling concept

Dutch feed manufacturing firm De Heus-Brokking-Koudijs recently installed two new high-tech roller mills at its Ravenstein plant with the aim of producing poultry feed more efficiently. To carry out the...

Berner to increase efficiency with ERP software

Berner Foods, a supplier of food products including processed cheese, natural cheese and soy beverages, has installed enterprise software in order to meet critical US federal regulations and to streamline...

P&G pioneers potato snack printing technology

An innovative method that allows potato crisp manufacturers to print words and images directly onto each chip has been developed. Pringles Prints, the first product to use the new proprietary...

BakeMark installs plant-wide control system

A plant-wide control system has been installed at an industrial bakery in the UK. The firm, BakeMark, wanted to replace its existing system and to expand production of its bread...

Is safety the key to Russian food exports?

Hygiene and safety is a pressing issue for food manufacturers across the globe, but in Russia increasing state regulation does not always make safety checks easy to carry out. Simon...

Jorgensen develops robotic technology for food industry

Abbott Laboratories, a major infant formula manufacturer in Ireland, has expanded its production potential through the integration of new robotic technology. The concept enables the manufacturer to pick and place...

Krones launches lifecycle programme for bottlers

Krones has unveiled what it claims is a complete package of after-sale customer care for bottlers and plant managers. The service covers everything from installation and commissioning through to training,...

Intralox: Plastic spiral belt can increase efficiency

The manufacturer of a new spiral belt designed specifically for the cooling and freezing of food products claims that the machine can substantially cut product waste and increase energy efficiency...

Zimmer technology to revolutionise PET production

Zimmer, a subsidiary of mg technologies, claims to have developed a new process that manufactures blanks for PET bottles 10 per cent more efficiently than at present. This, it says,...

Ishida weighing innovation to increase efficiency

A leading European meat processor hopes that the installation of a new Ishida fresh food weigher will increase weighing accuracy and result in production efficiency.

China adopts western technology to boost brewing potential

A major Chinese brewer is adopting hi-tech methods and promoting the growth of new varieties of hops from the USA, UK and Germany to boost brewing production. Domestic producers in...

Food manufacturers eye processing efficiency in the east

Over 500 food processing plants were shut down in the Czech Republic at the end of 2003, according to Radio Praha. The closures of the plants were due to food...

New fuel efficiency concept for potato processors

A new means of on-site fuel generation for potato processing facilities using recovered potato waste solids has been discovered. The breakthrough could help companies achieve energy savings while at the...

Arla eyes processing opportunities in the new EU

The first lorries loaded with cheese from Arla Foods' dairy plant in Poland headed for Finland last week, as all export quotas and customs levies were finally lifted between existing...

Buhler brings processing expertise to Australia

Equipment giant Buhler has supplied two vertical hammer mills to an Australian feed mill with the aim of achieving higher capacity. The challenge of the project was that the installation...

Partnership offers plant managers energy savings

US-based Andover Controls has formed a partnership with UK-based HVAC specialist AEC to offer plant managers greater potential for energy saving. There is growing awareness that food processors need to...

Plant lifecycle management programme developed

Buhler has developed a comprehensive system to help manufacturers manage the life cycle of their plant. The company argues that in the long term, good planning and predictive maintenance is...

US announces renewable energy grants to SMEs

Grants have been made available in the US to enable small businesses to invest in renewable energy systems. Food producers could be in line to benefit most - the industry...

UK carrot supplier doubles packaging speed

A leading processor of carrots for the UK supermarket sector has doubled its packaging speed by replacing traditional bagging with drop and seal technology from Ulma Packaging.

Process management made easier

Industrial measurement equipment provider Endress+Hauser has developed a comprehensive service to help production managers handle the lifecycle of their plant equipment better. Predictive maintenance is much less expensive than unplanned...

New production technology bears fruit in Ireland

New technology in strawberry production has led to dramatic improvements, a Teagasc conference in Ireland has been told. Through the adoption of new production methods, the value of strawberries has...

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