Processing equipment manufacturer Key Technology has appointed Jeff Nielsen as Area Sales Manager. He will offer Key’s digital sorting, conveying and automation systems to food processors in the Southeast and South Central United States.
NewCold, a specialist in automated cold storage, announced the opening of its $90 million, 180,000-square-foot facility in Burley, Idaho. French fry maker McCain Foods is NewCold’s largest Idaho customer.
Ahmad Al-Mallahi, working at Dalhousie University since October as the McCain Research Chair and assistant professor in the Department of Engineering, is working on sensors and automation to make potato farming smarter.
Pepsico introduced the the Hello Goodness Snackbot, an autonomous robot made by Robby Technologies - fully stocked with better-for-you snacks and beverages - to the campus of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
RMA Techniek has combined their capabilities in robotics, smart engineering and experience in the potato processing industry in a unique way: the company has specialized in the automated quality assessment of potatoes and shows its progress at Interpom.