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SMART FACTORIES ARE HERE

A global study has revealed that nearly half of Asia Pacific manufacturers will have smart factories by 2022.

PKN Packaging News reports that manufacturers will continue to adopt Industry 4.0 and the smart factory. Workers will use a combination of radio frequency identification (RFID), wearable technologies, automated systems and other emerging technologies to monitor the physical processes of the plant and enable companies to make decentralised decisions.

Manufacturers expect to expand the level of technology use between now and 2022, specifically mobile technology (27% vs 72%), wearable technology (33% vs 65%), location tracking (38% vs 51%), and voice technology (45% vs 51%)....

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SMART FACTORIES ARE HERE

WAYNE PEARSE JOINS THE SAFETY TEAM

Foodmach has a dedicated team of electrical and safety accredited engineers and software programmers leading the way in safety compliance in Australia/New Zealand. We are happy to announce that Wayne Pearse has just joined our dedicated Safety Team.

Wayne is highly regarded in the industry. He is TÜV Rheinland certified as a Functional Safety Expert and Engineer for Machine Safety, and has 18 years of experience in the manufacturing industries, designing and implementing modern safety systems based on Rockwell Automation and Pilz safety automation solutions. He is an authorised TÜV Functional Safety trainer, delivering Functional Machine Safety training for customers in Australia/New Zealand and the Asia Pacific.

 Here’s why your business could benefit from a safety audit by Wayne and our dedicated team of experts. We can:

• Identify existing hazards

• Identify potential hazards before they have the chance to become dangerous

• Help develop risk-reduction plans that can be practically implemented

Call us on 1800 571 825 or email service@foodmach.com.au to see how we can help you meet increasingly strict legal and standard requirements.

See our Safety Relates Product Brochure

WAYNE PEARSE JOINS THE SAFETY TEAM

DR RYM KACHOURI APPOINTED TO APPMA BOARD

Four new directors have been appointed to the National Board of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA).

Foodmach is proud to announce that our very own Dr Rym Kachouri was unanimously voted in at the Annual Board Meeting in September. Dr Kachouri is the Product Manager for Foodmach, driving our agency lines and 3rd party product development. She was previously the Technical Manager for Heuft System Technik GMBH in Shanghai, and Post Doctoral Researcher for Pharmazentrum-Biozentrum in Switzerland.

The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association is the only national organisation to represent the packaging and processing machinery industry. Members include manufacturers and importers who are major suppliers to the food, beverage, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, veterinary and household packaging industries.

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DR RYM KACHOURI APPOINTED TO APPMA BOARD

FOODMACH APPOINTS NEW CCO

Packaging automation integrator Foodmach has appointed Earle Roberts to its team in the newly created role of Chief Customer Officer.

The former CEO of Fibre King, Roberts will now be responsible for sales, marketing and service at Foodmach with a focus on customer expansion and extending the company’s range of offerings. Roberts brings over 20 years’ experience in the Australian packaging equipment industry.

Foodmach director Peter Marks said he was pleased Roberts could bring his extensive experience and skills to the table. Roberts was equally looking forward to working with the packaging automation integrator.

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to join Foodmach’s high-quality team,” he said.

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FOODMACH APPOINTS NEW CCO