The results are in for PLEX’s State of Manufacturing Report 2020, and they show the food and beverage industry is in many ways out in front of other industries in terms of adopting new technologies to maximize efficiency, competitiveness and profits.
Producing more than 1.4 billion pounds of pork and turkey annually, the Prestage Farms family of companies employs more than 2,700 associates and is affiliated with more than 470 farm families across the U.S.
In the last five years, augmented and virtual reality technologies have been making steady inroads to the manufacturing world, especially in finding useful applications in maintenance. Today, IIoT and Industry 4.0 technologies play an ever expanding role in maintenance.
It seems that in the past few months I’ve received an e-mail with the word blockchain in it at least once a week. While not quite as ubiquitous as the phrase Internet of Things, it’s definitely the new buzzword.
Tetra Pak recently hosted a webinar on Industry 4.0 and explained why it sees a tremendous opportunity Industry 4.0 poses to the food and beverage industry, including increased vigilance over food safety, improved productivity, improved quality assurance and a greater ability to manage complex global supply chains.
The word “wearables” might be most equated with a consumer device like a Fitbit, but many companies are working to expand the sector and put their innovations on the manufacturing plant floor, including smartwatches, smart gloves and smart glasses.
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