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KPM Analytics announces acquisition of Sightline Process Control
May 14, 2019

KPM Analytics announces acquisition of Sightline Process Control

Sightline Process Control is a company specializing in 3D color vision and automated inspection systems for the food production process.

Dematic helps Australian meat company implement automated buffer system
November 16, 2018

Dematic helps Australian meat company implement automated buffer system

The Dematic Meat Buffer storage and handling solution will work to provide better visibility of product flow and accuracy at the meat processing facility.

MonarchFx announces Matthew Sinn as Vice President of Food and Beverage sector
November 09, 2018

MonarchFx announces Matthew Sinn as Vice President of Food and Beverage sector

Sinn’s core focus will be helping companies, leveraging the MonarchFx ecosystem, to build customer-centric fulfillment systems.

Dematic to help Australian grocery retailer install robotic order fulfillment system
October 31, 2018

Dematic to help Australian grocery retailer install robotic order fulfillment system

The robotic system will be used to piece pick inventory items for retail store replenishment using a “goods-to-robot” configuration. The order fulfillment system will support replenishment of approximately 50 retail stores and is scheduled to start up during the 2nd quarter of 2019 in a new distribution center building.

AVEVA partners with TOMRA to embed SCADA technology for produce industry
October 22, 2018

AVEVA partners with TOMRA to embed SCADA technology for produce industry

The first Compac product resulting from this partnership is Smartline, which is built on Wonderware by AVEVA. Smartline features an operational dashboard for visualisation of line performance and a user interface designed to facilitate line control for packhouses of all sizes.

ABB announces Darcy Simonis as Industry Network Leader for food and beverage
July 19, 2018

ABB announces Darcy Simonis as Industry Network Leader for food and beverage

In her new role at ABB, Darcy will continue to develop and strengthen ABB’s global food and beverage business. She will drive the growth plan together with the food and beverage country and business leads.

MonarchFx announces launch of its food and beverage sector
June 27, 2018

MonarchFx announces launch of its food and beverage sector

Simultaneous to the launch of the food and beverage sector, the company also announced the appointment of Keith Goldsmith, Senior Vice President of MonarchFx.

ABB announces Todd Gilliam as US segment leader for food and beverage operations
February 19, 2018

ABB announces Todd Gilliam as US segment leader for food and beverage operations

In his new role at ABB, Gilliam will lead a team that represents all of ABB’s current business units. The team will take responsibility for educating and informing food manufacturers on the impact digitalization is having on the industry

Endress + Hauser announces acquisition of Blue Ocean Nova
November 08, 2017

Endress + Hauser announces acquisition of Blue Ocean Nova

The Group has acquired Blue Ocean Nova AG, a manufacturer of innovative inline spectrometers for monitoring quality-relevant process parameters. The company’s 15 employees located in Aalen, Germany will be retained.

Endress + Hauser announces investment in new French facility
September 29, 2017

Endress + Hauser announces investment in new French facility

Endress+Hauser has invested 4.9 million euros in a new building in Lyon. As well as 25 sales and service employees from Endress+Hauser, nine employees from the European headquarters of Kaiser Optical Systems will move into the new facility.

ABB to present at Canadian National Food Technology Event
September 06, 2017

ABB to present at Canadian National Food Technology Event

The event is the first of its kind from the CTAQ and is an opportunity for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and large companies to learn about the government’s plans for ensuring sustainability of the Canadian food industry.

MCAA Market Forecast Projects Industry to be worth $14 Billion by 2021
June 19, 2017

MCAA Market Forecast Projects Industry to be worth $14 Billion by 2021

The 2016 Process Instrumentation and Automation market in the United States, valued at $11.7 Billion, is projected to grow 3.6 percent by 2021 to a total of $14 Billion.

Meyer Industries announces acquisition by Precision, Inc.
June 16, 2017

Meyer Industries announces acquisition by Precision, Inc.

The acquisition will better serve the needs of Meyer Industries’ customer-base by providing a larger platform of research, engineering and manufacturing resources

June 07, 2017

OSIsoft announces Softbank acquisition of minority interest

As part of the investment, OSIsoft and SoftBank will collaborate on developing new products and services enabling digital transformation and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and strengthening OSIsoft’s presence in new markets.

Rockwell Automation announces Cama Group's IF318 loading unit as winner of Best Future Machine Award
May 17, 2017

Rockwell Automation announces Cama Group's IF318 loading unit as winner of Best Future Machine Award

The competition – created to recognize and reward the high levels of innovation in the packaging industry – was split into five categories: ease of use, modular machines, smart machines, sustainability, and traceability and product safety.

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Vecoplan uses Rockwell Automation to help automate sorting of waste and recycling in NYC
May 10, 2017

Vecoplan uses Rockwell Automation to help automate sorting of waste and recycling in NYC

AES needed an expert integrator who knew the demands of recycling firsthand, with an engineering staff that could coordinate the equipment and automate the entire facility. Vecoplan, an industry provider of building and automating recycling technology, knew it could take on that project.

ISA announces lineup of technical division symposia for automation and control
May 09, 2017

ISA announces lineup of technical division symposia for automation and control

Each year, ISA’s technical division symposia events bring together innovators, thought leaders and other automation and control professionals from around the world to explore the latest technologies, trends and best practices.

Yokogawa to contribute control systems to Kuwaiti reverse osmosis plant
April 19, 2017

Yokogawa to contribute control systems to Kuwaiti reverse osmosis plant

This plant will be built in Doha, which is about 20 km east of Kuwait City, by Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water. The plant will produce 270,000 tons of fresh water per day, which is sufficient to meet the needs of 900,000 residents.

Superior Controls announces merger with Banks Integration Group
April 14, 2017

Superior Controls announces merger with Banks Integration Group

The combination, which is the first investment of its kind for Superior Controls, closed on March 31, 2017. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Dematic announces plans to integrate Egemin Automation into organization
March 17, 2017

Dematic announces plans to integrate Egemin Automation into organization

The integration, which is targeted for completion by the end of calendar year 2017, is intended to enhance Dematic's system integration capability in Europe. Egemin Automation had been acquired by the KION Group in 2015.

ABB announces Food & Beverage day at ABB Customer World in March
February 22, 2017

ABB announces Food & Beverage day at ABB Customer World in March

The event will run from 08:30–17:00 on March 14, 2017. The day will be divided into five presentations, with topics from improving productivity and safety with robots to boosting profits by using plant electrical assessments.

Huffman Engineering announces opening of Denver office
February 15, 2017

Huffman Engineering announces opening of Denver office

The expansion allows Huffman Engineering to accommodate a growing client base in the western part of Nebraska, as well as Colorado and Wyoming.

AAEON and Kii announce partnership to build IoT smart vending platform
February 03, 2017

AAEON and Kii announce partnership to build IoT smart vending platform

AAEON’s vending boards will be pre-integrated with Kii’s software device agents, thereby enabling vending machines and kiosks using AAEON boards to automatically leverage Kii’s smart vending cloud-based solution.

Savigent Software and Actemium announce strategic partnership
January 25, 2017

Savigent Software and Actemium announce strategic partnership

As a Savigent Authorized Partner, Actemium will work with manufacturers to build top-to-bottom solutions using Savigent's manufacturing operations management software.

Endress + Hauser earns IACET accreditation for IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
January 20, 2017

Endress + Hauser earns IACET accreditation for IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upcoming classes in 2017 which offer CEUs at Endress+Hauser include I-101 Basic instrumentation in January, March, June, and September in Greenwood, IN.

System Logistics announces acquisition of Vertique to expand warehouse automation solutions
January 11, 2017

System Logistics announces acquisition of Vertique to expand warehouse automation solutions

Vertique is located in Arden, North Carolina, and over the past 15 plus years, has grown to be one of the most important key players in the food & beverage market providing solutions for intra-logistics.

ISA announces 2017 Call for Papers for ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Symposium
January 05, 2017

ISA announces 2017 Call for Papers for ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Symposium

The symposium will focus on how automation is used to address the impact of increased regulation, manufacturing costs, and security threats related to the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries.

Westfalia named to Food Logistics' 2016 FL100+ list
December 20, 2016

Westfalia named to Food Logistics' 2016 FL100+ list

Westfalia’s automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) can store and retrieve layers and cases (with and without a pallet) from inventory.

Comau and Engineering Ingegneria Informatica sign global cooperation agreement
December 14, 2016

Comau and Engineering Ingegneria Informatica sign global cooperation agreement

The companies will join forces to pursue the development and marketing of solutions for predictive maintenance, that are based on modular hardware and software and designed to acquire and analyze field data.

SICK to partner with AutoCoding Systems at Pack Expo to discuss food safety
October 28, 2016

SICK to partner with AutoCoding Systems at Pack Expo to discuss food safety

The presentations will focus on how technology suppliers are working to help food and beverage manufacturers meet FSMA requirements. The in-booth presentation will be delivered at the SICK booth by Erik Phillips, US Director of Sales and Business Development at AutoCoding Systems.

Huffman Engineering joins Kepware's System Integrator program
October 06, 2016

Huffman Engineering joins Kepware's System Integrator program

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) requires technology that solves the interoperability challenges of device connectivity. Kepware's Connected System Integrators implement and optimize the portfolio of industrial connectivity software developed by Kepware.

Rockwell Automation acquires MAVERICK Technologies
October 04, 2016

Rockwell Automation acquires MAVERICK Technologies

Rockwell Automation, Inc. has acquired systems integrator, MAVERICK Technologies, to expand domain knowledge and help deliver innovative control and information solutions to customers in industries such as chemical, food and beverage, and oil and gas.

Egemin to build automated warehouse for Poco Loco snack foods
September 28, 2016

Egemin to build automated warehouse for Poco Loco snack foods

The new warehouse is part of a 50 million Euro project that will allow Poco Loco to centralize its storage in one location, giving it even more control over its logistics process.

September 06, 2016

Hatch announces Latin American partnership with Indisa

Established in 1978 as a mechanical engineering design company, Indisa specializes in delivering projects and services to the mining, oil & gas, food & beverage, chemical, and plastics industries.

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Superior Controls announces Kenneth Hackett as Business Development Manager
July 18, 2016

Superior Controls announces Kenneth Hackett as Business Development Manager

At Superior Controls, Hackett will lead the effort in ramping up the company’s expansion plans. His specific focus will be in growing markets in Albany, NY and western Massachusetts.

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BW Container Systems installs 250th robot
June 07, 2016

BW Container Systems installs 250th robot

The company has largely focused its robotic automation efforts on products such as case and bulk palletizing and depalletizing, destrapping, pallet unwrapping and can end automation.

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March 19, 2016

Food Industry growing


The U.S. food industry is forecast to grow at a steady rate of 2.9 percent CAGR through 2022, according to PMMI

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March 08, 2016

ISA 2016 FPID Symposium

The 2016 ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Industries (FPID) Symposium will be held 14-15 March in Cork, Ireland.

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November 09, 2015
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Endress+Hauser provides process training unit to West Virginia college
October 15, 2015

Endress+Hauser provides process training unit to West Virginia college

PTU is fully equipped through joint efforts of Endress+Hauser, Rockwell Automation and BridgeValley Community and Technical College.