automation

New robotic technology appeals to Australian apple industry

A Monash University research team has developed a robot capable of identifying, picking and depositing apples in as little as seven seconds. A rese... continue reading »

Smarter software advances robotic palletizing capabilities

The continual expansion in the number of SKUs and packaging variations in the food and beverage sectors, combined with the growing need to deliver pal... continue reading »

Artificial intelligence (AI) focus of seven new USDA-NIFA institutes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation announced they are establishing ... continue reading »

Automation, flexibility trending in end-of-processing-line packaging

Increasing customer demands coupled with the need for automation and labor reduction make end-of-line packaging a key area for food producers. We r... continue reading »

Rocketfarm creates app to assist with machine-to-machine communication

The market leading producer of collaborative robots, Universal Robots, is now supporting the OPC UA standard to their robots. Norwegian software co... continue reading »

JLS Automation celebrating 65th anniversary

Robotic packaging systems producer and industrial automation leader JLS Automation is celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2020. The company started... continue reading »

Quest Industrial wins robotics award from FANUC Japan

FANUC Japan has honored both Quest Industrial and ProMach with its 2019 Global Partner Sales Award. This award, which was presented in December at ... continue reading »

USDA backs automation in specialty crop processing, farming

At $64.7 billion, specialty crops comprised one-third of U.S. crop receipts and one-sixth of receipts for all agricultural products in 2017. Many s... continue reading »

Road to robotic automation in food processing

The food industry is entering an era similar to one the automobile industry went through decades ago. Automation is coming, that we know. How and to w... continue reading »

Columbia Cobot Universal Robot

Columbia/Okura automation capabilities coming to ATX West

Attendees of ATX West — the largest automation technology trade show in the Western U.S. — will experience how collaborative robots from Columbia/... continue reading »