Omron Electronics recently held a successful Food and Packaging Technology seminar at their Queensland office, based at Murrarie in Brisbane. Omron Queensland's State Manager, Paul Gibb said that it was a very productive day, and a lot of very powerful new control and automation technology was discussed in detail.
Traceability is where a manufacturer is able to track their goods through the entire production process, right through the supply chain (including retail outlet) and all the way to the end consumer. To date, while such a scheme has been highly desirable, it’s merely a pipe dream for most. However, after many years of development, technologies are starting to emerge that could ultimately make this an exciting reality. Here’s how.
With perfect control of rope tension you can achieve “miracles.”
This was proven in the movie The Walk – the true story of a young French high-wire artist who realised a lifelong dream to walk between the immense void between the former World Trade Centre towers in New York.
It’s not a horror film, but the dizzying heights and “edge of the seat” action scared many theatregoers. Astonishingly, this movie was adapted from real events.
Operating a sand quarry processing plant at maximum efficiency can throw up many challenges. Two years ago a major quarry at Grantville in southern Victoria needed an automation solution to help drive productivity.
As the Australian economy transitions from the mining boom, there is strong global demand for Australian high quality food produce.
The three Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) recently signed with China, Japan and South Korea present unprecedented openings for the Australian food industry.
And more food processors are now looking to the latest technology to fully capitalise on these opportunities.
Shocking images of alleged Australian cattle being sledgehammered to death in Vietnamese slaughterhouses has sent shockwaves throughout the western world.
Animal welfare groups have expressed concern at the treatment of animals pre-slaughter and the methods of slaughter. In developing countries animal welfare is not a high priority and often animals are raised in crowded conditions and are killed while still conscious. The demand for live animal exports is driven by religious or cultural requirements and a lack of refrigeration and cold chain facilities, however, these markets are shifting with urbanisation allowing for a market for processed meats.
Choosing the right process technology is the key to an efficient and successful supply chain.
Australian manufacturers face increasing pressure to get their products to market on time – and in compliance with industry standards.
And Australian food producers especially, need to get goods out of their storage facilities or warehouses and through the supply chain as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Omron conducts regular NJ Training Courses for MAC (Machine Automation Controller) to bring you up to speed with this exciting technology.
Full-day and half-day courses are held throughout the year at Omron facilities in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
The NJ Training Course for MAC (Machine Automation Controller) contains three modules.