Page 26 - Food & Drink Business Magazine March 2019
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Awards of Excellence come back around
come to
THE APPMA Awards of Excellence have been reinstated this year and aim to identify excellence, leadership and best practice in Australia’s processing and packaging machinery industry.
Fifty submissions across five categories have been accepted for the awards, which will recognise industry innovation and outstanding
performers in these categories: Best New Product, Design Innovation, Customer Collaboration, Export Success, and Imported Equipment Award.
APPMA says sustainability will be integral to the awards evening, from the lighting and the decorations, to the table centrepieces and even the food on the menu and the
deliberate way it has been sourced to prevent waste. Multi-skilled performer
Peter Rowsthorn is MC and music will be provided by sophisticated ensemble, Lil Miss Jazz.
The APPMA Awards of Excellence Gala Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday 27 March at the MCEC in Melbourne. ✷
UNIVERSAL Robots (Stand E236) is bringing a range of new collaborative robots (cobots) to AUSPACK 2019.
Industry 4.0-enabled cobots can work alongside human staff, and are also capable of working in dangerous areas without safety equipment. Universal Robots equipment is installed in more than 50 countries worldwide.
The smallest on display will be the UR3 and UR3e, weighing 11 kilograms with a three-kilogram payload. They feature 360-degree rotation on all wrist joints and infinite rotation on the end joint. According to Universal Robots, UR3 and UR3e are the most flexible, lightweight table-top robots that work alongside operators.
The next size up is the 20-kilogram UR5 and UR5e, which have payloads of five kilograms and a working radius of 850 mm. Finally the largest, UR10 and UR10e, have a payload of 10 kilograms and a reach of 1,300 millimetres; Universal Robots claims they are equally flexible and easy to fit into processes. ✷
Matthews looks to the future
INTELLIGENT coding and marking specialist Matthews Australasia (Stand D140) will exhibit a range of solutions at AUSPACK 2019 that it says are aimed at helping businesses adapt to the future.
The stand will feature live demonstrations of the latest coding, marking, labelling and inspection solutions. According to Mark Dingley, CEO, this will include DSnet Manager,
powered by OFS. “The technology
partnership between Matthews and OFS, which
enables more efficient manufacturing, integrates two class-leading manufacturing technology platforms.
“The seamless connection between iDSnet and the dashboards and reporting systems produced by OFS, creates a paperless workflow system for production lines,
while maintaining the significant cost-saving advantages of iDSnet’s Package Code Management solution,” said Dingley.
A ‘milestone event’ will be held on the stand as well for the 40-year-old business, according to Dingley, and will take place at 10:45am, Tuesday 26 March.
“Because every business’s needs are different, we will also be demonstrating how
‘ordinary’ coding, labelling, marking and inspection devices can be integrated with a business’s existing systems to deliver real-time intelligent insights,” said Dingley.
“Such insights and information, delivered immediately, give businesses real power to improve their performance, by allowing operators to quickly make discerning decisions.” ✷
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