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Dairy Modernizes – and Captures Competitive Edge

October 1, 2019

In multiphase plant expansion, OEM Qualtech transforms manual dairy with a completely automated process.

Packaging Machine Builder Reduces Engineering Time

June 22, 2019

Bosch Packaging, a global leader in providing packaging solutions in food and pharmaceutical segment, reduces the time required for machine manufacturing.

Pet Food Production Benefits From Automated Tech

May 10, 2019

Pet food production takes on a new level of automated technology to supply Australian pet food ingredients to the world.

Sleeman Breweries Expands With Process Automation

February 22, 2019

Sleeman Breweries needed to meet consumer demand. With an updated process automation system, Sleeman increased production capacity by 50 percent.

Packaging Traditional Cakes, Flexibly & Carefully

November 30, 2018

Livetech implemented a secondary packaging line for Galbusera-Tre Marie, an Italian brand with a long history in bakery industry. Flexibility and delicacy were key.

Packaging Company Enhances Productivity

November 14, 2018

Hanyang Packaging and Engineering used Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture to increase productivity and keep up with market demand.

Caffè Borbone Integrates Global Tracking Solution

October 29, 2018

Bibit software solutions and Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture made it possible for this well-known coffee producer to obtain important food safety certification.

New PanelView HMI Gains NSF Certification

October 17, 2018

Rockwell Automation creates new NSF-Certified HMI for food industry. Stands up to extreme IP69K operational and wash down practices.

Extraordinary Functionality – in Half the Space

October 10, 2018

AFA Systems takes full advantage of robotics in monobloc cartoning solution that runs on a single control platform.

Integrated Processing Plant Maximizes Production

October 1, 2018

This dairy needed to increase production capacity to meet increasing consumer demand. With PlantPAx DCS, the dairy reduced energy usage and increased production.

Simple, Best-fit Solution for Swedish Microbrewery

September 18, 2018

Easy to use software, best-fit hardware and clear messaging remove the need for technology know-how from operational equation.

Combination System Saves Space – and Boosts Uptime

August 28, 2018

Using advanced safety and analytics, Aagard optimizes end of line operations with integrated cartoner-case packer-palletizer system.

Distillery Modernizes for Increased Production

August 14, 2018

Jim Beam implements Model Predictive Control at Clermont, Kentucky distillery to maximize throughput while respecting equipment and process constraints.

Global Food Leader Meets The Connected Enterprise

June 8, 2018

When IT and OT meet, efficiency among processes, people and geographies increases.

Arnott’s Upgrades Adelaide Production Plant

April 30, 2018

Arnott’s embarked on a control and HMI system upgrade to deliver increased flexibility and agility for biscuit production.

Factory Upgrade Safeguards Gelatine Production

April 20, 2018

To safeguard future production of a large-scaled gelatine manufacturing plant, an innovative risk management approach was undertaken to help identify and replace legacy equipment.

Pavillion8 Solution Optimises Dairy Production

April 19, 2018

With a strong commitment to continuous improvement of current manufacturing assets, Miraka invested in a solution to optimise their milk powder process.

Smart CIP System Improves Performance & Reporting

February 8, 2018

Central States Industrial (CSI) steps up to industry and regulatory demands with robust, modular clean-in-place solution.

Vreugdenhil Automates its Milk Powder Plant

January 29, 2018

A new facility in the Netherlands can produce 7.5 tons of milk powder per hour.

iTRAK Addresses Throughput Challenges

December 6, 2017

ECONO-PAK was approached by Lotte Wedel to develop a packaging/cartoner machine that would more easily cater for varieties in packaging formats and product counts.

Agile Bulk Handling Equipment

November 30, 2017

Find out how Rockwell Automation works with Flexicon Corporation to help them achieve a cost-effective, flexible and customizable solution for their machine development.

CSI Sets New Standard in Clean-In-Place Mobility

November 30, 2017

Find out how Rockwell Automation worked with Central States Industrial (CSI) to help them reduce development time and cost with Micro850® controllers.

DuPont Increases Operational Availability

November 5, 2017

Modernizing a plant in Brazil provided faster maintenance agility, better control of operating costs and gains in flexibility.

Chobani Uses the Latest in Control and Automation

September 27, 2017

Chobani deploys the latest control and automation technology to build a new fully automated yogurt manufacturing plant.

System Conserves Space, Improves Load Stability

September 14, 2017

The Columbia Machine FL6200SW combines high-speed stretch wrap technology with a contemporary, modular and clean-design palletizer.

Farmer Cooperative Grows with Process Automation

September 7, 2017

At Midwest Farmers Cooperative’s new ag terminal, a distributed control system enables the co-op to move grain through quickly and reach new markets.

Faster, “Greener,” Smarter Bottle Labeling

August 22, 2017

The Axon SLX high-speed shrink sleeve applicator addresses the challenges of ultra-thin film. And it relies on the latest Rockwell Automation control platform.

Bottling Made Easy at Yalumba

July 20, 2017

Yalumba implements new state of the art bottling lines to help reduce labour costs, increase production capacity and minimise occupational health and safety issues.

Drake Autoloader Solves Artisan Sausage Challenges

July 17, 2017

The SR-400 robot autoloader automatically adjusts to a random flow of product. It features a single, unified Rockwell Automation control and visualization environment.

Model Predictive Control Boosts Capacity

July 6, 2017

Kraft Heinz increases food-production capacity on production line by 10 percent and reduces quality variability with model predictive control software.

Combining Repeatability and Accuracy

July 5, 2017

Liquid Pack worked with Rockwell Automation and NHP to design and manufacture a revolutionary new filling machine with uncompromised precision and accuracy.

Hiperbaric Machines Get a Connectivity Boost

June 7, 2017

Enabled by EtherNet/IP network, the ControlLogix system helps perform remote management and maintenance tasks.

Solving Obsolescence Issue with S88 Solution

May 30, 2017

Optima Control Solutions solves obsolescence issues at leading UK biscuit manufacturer and delivers high quality S88-based batch control solution.

Potato Product Supplier Standardizes With PlantPAx

April 27, 2017

Integrated production intelligence provides insight to real-time data, allowing operators to perform predictive maintenance procedures.

MGE Automation Delivers Integrated Packaging Suite

March 1, 2017

MGE Automation installs integrated packaging suite at a leading cereal bar producer, using a solution that lays groundwork for access to the connected Enterprise.

Upgrade Expands Process Flexibility

March 1, 2017

Southwest Baking expanded its process flexibility and production by 5 percent with a batch system upgrade.

Asset Management Services Keep Production Flowing

February 10, 2017

Chobani’s commitment to the local Australian market to provide high-quality, fresh yogurt relies on maintaining a smoothly operating manufacturing plant.

Modernising HMI SCADA in the Food Industry

December 13, 2016

Major food industry supplier reduces downtime by modernising their HMI SCADA using FactoryTalk HMI software.

Post Consumer Brands Takes a Bite Out of HMI Costs

December 12, 2016

Virtualized HMI system from Rockwell Automation improves visibility into production processes and consolidates hardware.

Legacy Controls Migrated to an Integrated Solution

November 14, 2016

Livestock compound feed manufacturer sees simpler migration result in a faster, more robust and economically effective network and automation infrastructure.

Gancia Bubbly Gets New Life Thanks to the PlantPAx

November 4, 2016

The complete modernisation of their sparkling process control enables F.lli Gancia to take one more step towards The Connected Enterprise

Tereos Sugar: Intelligent and Sustainable Refining

October 31, 2016

Leading sugar producer replaces legacy DCS with PlantPAx to obtain and integrate boiler control for vital operations.

Servo-Driven Palletizer Delivers Versatility

October 17, 2016

Columbia Machine FL6200 palletizer features a floor-level design that combines robotic-like precision with the simplicity of a conventional system.

Milk Specialties Global Taps Data to Meet Demand

October 4, 2016

Milk Specialties Global uses manufacturing intelligence to quantify and justify operational improvements, and to empower workers in plants.

Hillshire Brands Mobilizes Information

September 26, 2016

Plant increases visibility for new US FDA food-safety regulations, improving compliance and reducing quality deviations and waste.

Modern HMI Provides Manufacturing Intelligence

September 1, 2016

Tyson Foods faced obsolescence of the operating system supporting its HMI application.

Craft Brewing System Boosts Repeatability

August 14, 2016

OEM Smart Machine Technologies (SMT) craft brewing solution incorporates latest graphics, touch-screen and mobile technology.

Agile Multi-Axis Packaging Solution Created

August 10, 2016

Leading machinery supplier to the ice cream industry designs state-of-the-art packaging solution for demanding production environments.

Recipe for Success: Addressing The Aging Workforce

August 9, 2016

With key members of their workforce retiring, Southwest Baking invested in the future of its most junior employee to help meet aggressive production targets.

OEM Enters New Market with Streamlined Design

July 27, 2016

Rockwell Automation solution based on micro controller platform helps AMF Bakery Systems simplify new machine design - and optimize performance.

SPECBREW Brewing System Improves Flexibility

June 26, 2016

The new, modular SPECBREW system meets the needs of craft breweries of any size and configuration. It's built on a Rockwell Automation platform.

Oxford Landing Deploys Latest in Wine Making

May 23, 2016

Wine maker increases capacity and efficiency while maintaining quality with new automation process.

OEM Solution: AB FASA

May 5, 2016

AB FASA manufactures packaging equipment for the dairy industry. It offers a wide range of packaging machines and exports its machines worldwide to more than 50 different countries.

Leading U.S. Pork Producer Optimizes Supply Chain

May 2, 2016

To create a more efficient and cost-effective system, The Maschhoffs used simulation software to test scenarios before making operational changes.

Agropur Gains 30 Hours of Annual Production Time

March 28, 2016

Agropur’s largest facility needed manufacturing intelligence for continuous improvements. They discovered 30 hours of additional production time per year.

Qualtech CIP Systems Grow with Cheesemaker Needs

March 28, 2016

Qualtech develops cost-effective CIP systems for cheese processing equipment that easily expand to match customer growth.

Fonterra Overhauls Standardizing System

March 1, 2016

Better compositional control of milk powder products with a Pavilion8® solution. Global dairy company upgrades to create a more agile operation.

New Dairy Ingredients Plant for Fonterra

March 1, 2016

Leading multinational dairy company successfully deploys worldwide in-house standards on single-solution, single-supplier Connected Enterprise compliant control infrastructure

OEM Optimizes Craft Brewing Solution Development

February 19, 2016

Newlands Systems adopts modular, scalable solution, based on PlantPAx DCS to speed time-to-market on highly customized craft brewing systems.

EKB Deploys Modern Microbrewery Control Solution

February 15, 2016

Local Recognised System Integrator (RcSi) EKB, Hogeschool of Utrecht and Rockwell Automation combine to deliver fully featured but easy-to-use open control solution within minimal budget.

Thurne Brings Home the Bacon Using Advanced Vision

December 1, 2015

Bacon slicing accuracy is critical in order to help ensure consistency. Thurne-Middleby Ltd. opted for a solution that paired a precision vision solution with accurate control.

Campari Centralizes Bourbon Production

October 23, 2015

Spirits giant Campari moved its bourbon and vodka processing and bottling operations into a new facility that includes nearly 40 tanks and three high-speed automated bottling lines.

Integrated Architecture Helps Bel Group Save Costs

October 22, 2015

New, state-of-the-art Mini Babybel facility deploys fully integrated, single-network automation, motion, safety and facilities management solution.

Compac Sorting Equipment Stays Ahead

September 25, 2015

Compac Sorting Equipment remains competitive and improves productivity by reducing time and costs associated with engineering disparate machine components.

VIP Packaging Offers Robotic Solution

September 25, 2015

VIP Packaging delivers a new fully automated palletising, strapping and stretching line that improves productivity and adheres to occupational health and safety requirements.

OEM Solution: Columbia Machine

September 14, 2015

Designed for non-stop operations, this high-speed palletizer is built for optimal performance, safety and flexibility.

Automatismes Girona Deploys Device Level Ring

September 2, 2015

Network architecture from Rockwell Automation provides higher security and faster response in automation processes for compound feed mills.

Bel Group Saves Cost, Time and Effort

August 31, 2015

Bel Group deployed the latest technologies to help leverage The Connected Enterprise and comply with regulations.

Metalquimia Deploys Integrated Architecture

July 27, 2015

Food industry machine builder commissions Automatismes Girona, S.L. (AUGI) to implement advanced control and information system to control and supervise its most innovative project.

Modern DCS Helps Plant Gain Insights, Reduce Waste

July 23, 2015

Food and beverage plant has cut its annual waste by $500,000 using a DCS with production intelligence.

Monsanto Increases Capacity and Improves Quality

July 20, 2015

Monsanto consolidated three seed-conditioning facilities into one new facility to meet rising production demands. The company wanted new, state-of-the-art process control technologies.

Simulation Software Optimizes Food Manufacturing

May 27, 2015

Arena simulation software provides the special ingredient in food manufacturer's secret recipe to achieve production goals.

OEM Solution: Premier Tech Systems

May 1, 2015

Completely automatic machine saves space while palletizing up to 50 cases per minute.

Acadian Seaplants Grows Capacity by 40 Percent

April 1, 2015

Acadian Seaplants used EtherNet/IP MCCs to expand processing capacity with lower hardwiring costs.

OEM Solution: Trinamics

April 1, 2015

Integrated cartoner/case packer is built to withstand rugged environment - and improve machine safety and availability on chicken processing line.

Barry Callebaut Improves Raw-Material Utilisation

March 3, 2015

Barry Callebaut, a global leader in chocolate production, turned to FactoryTalk® Metrics software to track OEE and to notify operators of product losses as they occurred.

Benefits Delivered to Leading Water Company

March 2, 2015

A recent programme of upgrades and plant expansions has seen a major Spanish water company experience many benefits from its adoption of contemporary technologies and services.

OEM Solution: Power Automation Systems (PAS)

February 15, 2015

New or existing facilities can take advantage of these innovative automated warehouse solutions to dramatically improve density and throughput.

OEM Solution: Bevcorp

October 1, 2014

For craft beverage producers and contract packagers, this cost-effective bottle filler makes high-volume rotary filling a viable option.

OEM Solution: Precision PMD

October 1, 2014

Versatile. Energy efficient. Take a look at this servo-driven denester for food packaging.

OEM Solution: Accraply

September 1, 2014

These space-saving machines speed changeover for roll-fed labeling and shrink-sleeve labeling applications.

OEM Solution: Autotec Engineering

September 1, 2014

In-mold labeling equipment provides plastic processors with energy-efficient solution that meets exacting end-user requirements.

OEM Solution: Drake

September 1, 2014

For sausage, cheese sticks and other cylindrical food, make this autoloader part of your packaging line.

OEM Solution: Marchant Schmidt

September 1, 2014

Innovative cheese converting solution helps reduce "giveaway" and can significantly impact a food producer's bottom line.

OEM Solution: Combi Packaging Systems

August 4, 2014

The Ergopack hand packing station offers a robot-assisted option to minimize human intervention in difficult or hazardous packing tasks.

Beverage Maker Expands Capacity

August 1, 2014

Global beverage manufacturer expands its capacity and improves consistency. Legacy batch migration features the PlantPAx process automation system.

OEM Solution: AFA Systems

August 1, 2014

Integrated cartoner and robotic case packer optimizes changeover time - and energy efficiency on powdered milk packaging line.

OEM Solution: Forpak

August 1, 2014

Ideal for larger food products, such as pizza, this stacker helps ensure the right count at a rate of 80 pieces per minute.

OEM Solution: TechniBlend

August 1, 2014

Automated blending system delivers new level of efficiency and flexibility to carbonated beverage plants.

OEM Solution: Triangle Package Machinery

August 1, 2014

For versatile, cost-effective vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) baggers and related equipment, this OEM delivers.

Highly Capable and Cost Effective Tray Erector

July 1, 2014

Linkx Systems Ltd. creates highly capable and cost effective entry-level tray erector to save space and cost without compromising on performance.

Production Intelligence Helps Pastry Company

March 3, 2014

Country Maid gains production intelligence to meet demand for hand-braided pastries, partnering with Interstates Control Systems to improve efficiency with our process solutions.

Production Intelligence Helps Pastry Company

March 3, 2014

Country Maid gains production intelligence to meet demand for hand-braided pastries, partnering with Interstates Control Systems to improve efficiency with our process solutions.

Yoghurt Company Boosts Production

February 3, 2014

From an all-manual operation to a fully-automated facility, Noosa Finest Yoghurt collaborates with Malisko Engineering to gain efficiency.

Increased Productivity in Food Washing Machinery

January 1, 2014

Italian machine builder, Turatti, delivers higher productivity and seamless data distribution thanks to the PlantPAx™ Process Automation System from Rockwell Automation

RAPID Line Integration

November 1, 2013

Configurable line-control solution that can enable easier integration of discrete production lines and use production analytics to help you monitor key quality metrics

Control, Visualization for Food Container Maker

July 1, 2013

Food container producer gains the transparency necessary to reduce downtime.

Guissona Automates Its Animal Feed Plant

June 3, 2013

ISA S88 standard implemented by incorporating the PlantPAx™ process control solution; enhancing flexibility, standardising industrial processes and improving performance.

A Converting Machine for the Food Industry

June 1, 2013

Laem System, a leading converting machine manufacturer, creates its first double fold slitter rewinder machine.

Foodmaker Cuts Costs, Reduces Downtime

June 1, 2013

Global food manufacturer reduces downtime and costs while increasing quality with manufacturing intelligence