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  • Increased payload and wider reach: Sidel's M version of CoboAccess™_Pal answers growing cobotic palletising needs

    The trend to reduce End-of-Line production cost in low-speed lines by replacing manual palletising operations with compact and user-friendly cobotic palletisers continues to rise – especially due to the very fast Return on Investment of these solutions. Nevertheless, the spread of this still rather new automation technology has often been limited by its payload capability and working envelope. But today, Sidel launch an extension to their CoboAccess_Pal cobotic palletising range featuring the highest case payload on the market in its category.   The new M version of Sidel’s cobotic palletiser features a Yaskawa HC20, allowing for a case payload of up to 14 kg with a very significant reach of 1,700 mm – thus addressing the two most sought after factors for palletising. “Sidel are the first in Europe to embed the Yaskawa HC20 for palletising tasks. With the CoboAccess_Pal M version, we can now answer a wider scope of palletising needs within the Food, Home and Personal Care segments,” says Florian Marlot, product manager for the CoboAccess_Pal platform at Sidel.       Reaching any expected pallet height up to 1,900 mm and speeds up to 6 cycles per minute, the equipment still allows for free and safe interactions between the operators and the fenceless cell. Florian Marlot explains: “Cobotics is an increasingly crucial asset in End-of-Line operations. It reduces End-of-Line production cost while improving the operators’ working conditions, freeing them from the very strenuous manual palletising tasks.”   Delivering maximum performance on a reduced overall footprint, CoboAccess_Pal M version maintains the best attributes of Sidel’s established cobotic palletising range. It still includes its proven industrial automation platform based on PC and PLC, guaranteeing high machine reliability and fast machine re-start after stoppages. Moreover, the intuitive HMI offers a user-friendly experience. Also, PalDesigner®, which has been used on the market to this end for many years across various Sidel palletising solutions, allows for an autonomous new format and pallet pattern creation.   “Almost two years after the initial launch of the S version and with more than 50 installed units, this latest expansion of our portfolio is perfectly completing our range of cobotic palletisers to answer any type of need,” concludes Florian Marlot. More

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  • New FHA-HoReCa Hospitality 4.0 pavilion transforms concepts to reality

    Euromonitor forecasts that global consumer foodservice is to grow by 24 per cent to US$3.7 trillion by 2023. The Asia Pacific markets are expected to make up half of that. Once a pipe dream for businesses in the region, digitalisation and automation are now impacting consumer experience in a big way, from enhancing business efficiency to completely changing the guest experience as we know it. New at FHA-HoReCa, held 13 to 16 July 2020 at Singapore Expo, the Hospitality 4.0 pavilion will be a platform for solution providers and start-ups to demonstrate innovative technologies, and visitors to learn best practices from subject experts. A showcase of the future, the Hospitality 4.0 pavilion conceptualised by WY-TO is a human-centric, sustainable vision of how disruptive technologies, robotics, VR, and AI will be seamlessly integrated to enhance the personal experience. Designed with organic shapes, smooth circulations, see-through systems and natural materials, this highly crafted ensemble is perceived as a ‘Forest’. This feeling is strengthened by the start-up pods, envisioned as the ‘seeds of tomorrow’ growing along the visitor’s journey through the area. The vertical rhythm given by the wooden elements through the entire pavilion reminds the visitors of a walk in the woods, passing by a forest clearing as well as three singular shelters – highlighting top and trending innovations from across the globe for the hospitality sector. The biophilic and futuristic design of the Hospitality 4.0 pavilion is inspired from nature and offers a whole range of diverse spaces and experiences: • Start-up Village – a community of creators and innovative businesses displaying new solutions such as 3D food printing, self-service equipment, waste management systems and more within the HoReCa sector. • Showcase areas – product and service demonstrations such as service robots, AR menus to remote controlled kitchens within the Hotel, Kitchen and Restaurant segments. • Dreamcatcher Theatre – industry thought leaders will share insights on topics ranging from design to new technologies, sustainability to market opportunities and trends. Confirmed speakers include senior representatives from ASOLIDPLAN, Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford, Ovum, Sodexo, The Ritz-Carlton, TripAdvisor and WWF to name a few. “Technology advancement has made it possible to fast track ideas that normally take decades to bear fruit. Noting the importance for industry professionals to have their fingers on the pulse of innovation, we implemented Hospitality 4.0 zone for the very purpose of demonstrating the ways advancements in technology can make a difference in the foodservice and hospitality value chain,” said Mr. Martyn Cox, Event Director, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Informa Markets, organiser of FHA-HoReCa. --FHA-HoReCa: Meet the World’s Leading HoReCa Suppliers in Asia-- Where world’s leading hotels, restaurants and café suppliers will gather to showcase the latest foodservice & hospitality equipment, products and services across five key profiles – Bakery, Pastry & Gelato; Foodservice & Hospitality Equipment; Hospitality Style; Hospitality Technology; and Speciality Coffee & Tea – serving discerning distributors, importers, manufacturers and retailers from Asia, all under one roof. For more information, please visit --Event At A Glance-- FHA-HoReCa Date: 13 – 16 July 2020 Venue: Singapore Expo Website: Featuring: Bakery, Pastry & Gelato; Foodservice & Hospitality Equipment; Hospitality Style; Hospitality Technology; Speciality Coffee & Tea Visitor pre-registration: More

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