SPC expands into frozen and prepared meals with purchase of The Kuisine Company

SPC Ardmona has taken a majority equity stake in Australian manufacturer of frozen ready meals and finger foods The Kuisine Company, as the iconic fruit and vegetable processor continues its transition into a global agribusiness. SPC, now under the ownership of Shepparton Partners Collective who bought the ailing business from Coca Cola Amatil, will grow…

Hadrian-X robot used to build Mexican-style houses – video

Robotics developer FBR and its partners have constructed four Mexican-style houses as the company widens adoption of its Hadrian X bricklaying robot systems. As part of a pilot programme agreement with Mexico’s GP Vivienda, FBR constructed four Mexican-style two-bedroom, one-bathroom house structures (pictured) using the Hadrian X at FBR’s Perth premises, with each structure taking…

ANSTO’s carbon measurement device now commercially available

The Multi-wavelength absorption black carbon instrument (MABI), designed and built at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to measure the concentration of carbon in the atmosphere, has been launched commercially. The modular desktop technology can be used to distinguish black carbon particles from diesel vehicles and biomass burning, such bushfires or crop burning…

K-TIG sets up in the United States

Welding technology developer K-TIG has established its operations in the United States through a partnership with Key Plant Automation, a manufacturer of welding equipment and robotic production cells. Under the agreement Key Plant will establish a demonstration facility in Houston for K-TIG’s keyhole-TIG welding systems and K-TIG will set up an in-country technical capability. K-TIG…