Following the unwelcome interruption of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Food Processing team was delighted to finally get an opportunity to celebrate once again with the finalists and winners of the Food Processing Awards 2021 Awards, at a fun event in Coventry on 9th September. 


To reassure you all that Appetite for Engineering will be a Covid-19 safe event, we are sharing some relevant MTC Events information on the measures that are currently in place for visitors.


Suzanne Gill spoke to some automation industry spokespeople to get their thoughts on why food and beverage manufacturers need to look more seriously at adopting automation and digitalisation technologies on the factory floor. 


The unwelcome interruption of the Covid-19 pandemic put paid to the 2020 Food Processing Awards, but we are back now for the 2021 Awards, having combined the best of the 2020 nominations with more recent nominations. 


We are pleased to be able to invite you to the Appetite for Engineering event to find out more about the benefits of automation and digitalisation technology. The aim of the event is to inspire you to start your own automation journey. 


Following the Government’s announcement, setting out the roadmap out of lockdown, IML are delighted to have confidently secured a date for the eagerly anticipated Appetite for Engineering event.


In light of the continuing effects of the pandemic, the date of the next Appetite for Engineering event has been moved to 2nd June 2021. The venue remains the same – the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry. 


A two day FDF convention is taking place virtually on 1st – 2nd December 2020. The second day includes a focus on the immediate needs for an automated and digitisted future. 


If you didn’t tune in to the live ‘Whetting your Appetite for Engineering!’ online panel discussion then you really do need to take a look. The event was recorded and is now available to view on-demand. 


Find out how a seafood company gained a 50% improvement in productivity since installation of an automated verification solution to protect its packaging lines. 


Suzanne Gill asks whether engineers in the food and beverage process industry have the skills needed to work with changing manufacturing models that employ smart technologies such as robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? 


SMC UK has confirmed its plans to resume its training course ‘Introduction to pneumatics and electro pneumatics, towards the end of August. 


With more advanced predictive maintenance tools at their disposal, today’s maintenance and operations teams can improve efficiencies and minimise unplanned downtime, says Phil Burge