Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) have long been revered for the efficiencies they create in the manufacturing operations realm. However, now more than ever, the advantages are becoming more evident (and even essential) in the wake of the pandemic.
As beverage manufacturers strive to unlock the power and potential of secondary packaging, they have a plethora of options from which to choose, including shrink-wrap, paperboard and corrugated packaging.
Among the factors pushing the automated palletizer industry to a predicted $3.27 billion market by 2025 are SKU-mixed cases; the need to save space, time and money; and streamlining processes when it comes to a limited workforce and optimizing equipment collaboration.
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the beverage market had seen a lot of mergers and acquisitions among beverage wholesalers as well as continuous SKU proliferation from beverage manufacturers. Because of these trends, many beverage operations are turning to new facility builds to ease the pain.
Recently, a robust research effort was initiated to answer questions posed at a technical conference: “what does going digital mean?” and “what do you mean by digital?” The variety of answers received was interesting because they demonstrated different interpretations of the questions, as well as a real understanding of the term “digital.”
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND Exclusively for thought-leaders in food and beverage processing facility management, Food Plant of the Future webinars are presented by Hixson, a leading design and engineering firm of food processing facilities in North America.
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND Concerns over food safety, reliability, and traceability get a great deal of attention within plants. Yet the highly regulated – but often-overlooked – concern for the storage and use of hazardous materials is also important.
ON DEMAND: This webinar will feature an overview of a range of every day foods and review formulating techniques that will enhance the nutritional quality of these foods – particularly regarding adding protein – but also covering gluten-free and vegan approaches. We’ll cover items from breakfast, lunch and dinner – including snacks & beverages and a 100% gluten-free, vegan pizza!
Beverage Industry’s August issue, discover how craft spirits are embracing “local” and innovation in our cover story. Up next, get insights into how the pandemic has ended up benefiting the club store channel, and impacted beverage research and development by spurning importance of immune-boosting ingredients. Among the latest in new products and packaging, get an exclusive look into citrus ingredients, energy drinks, and how technology and sustainability trends are driving beverage manufacturing and innovation.