An innovative leader, designer & manufacturer of computer/control technology solutions for integration into farms, food/beverage production, abattoirs, meatworks & livestock management. Rugged COTS & Customised Solutions » Fully Sealed » IP65+ » » IoT Solutions »Stainless Steel Cabinets & Mounts » » Fanless Computers » Tablets & PDAs » Displays & Panel PCs » » Communication Systems » Sustainment Services » Computing Solutions for Tough Conditions www.foodtechnology.co.nz 25 Who packed the cheese? HMPS are specialists in end of line dairy packaging. www.hmps.com.au FT348 apctechnology.com.au RFT004 DAIRY INDUSTRY FOCUSED SOLUTIONS DESIGNED TO PERFORM AND SURVIVE APC Technology designs and manufactures a range of rugged computing solutions made to perform on the farm or in the factory. With more than 1500 panel PCs already installed across the New Zealand agricultural, food and beverage sectors, this Australian-based manufacturer has a proven track record of supplying rugged equipment. Features include IP65+ rated solutions, stainless steel construction, touchscreens which can be operated with or without gloves, IoT solutions and the ability to integrate customised options. “We have over 30 years of expertise in the design of solutions that can survive high pressure wash, dirt, dust and extreme temperatures. We pride ourselves on offering cost effective solutions designed to meet our clients,” APC Technology BDM Rob Civitarese says. For more information visit www.apctechnology.com.au SYNTHETIC MILK NOT A THREAT 3D printed milk will not threat New Zealand’s key primary industries but ripping off the name 'milk' might. New Zealand First leader and Northland MP Winston Peters says excitable members of the “commentariat” have latched onto 3D printed milk as a sign of dairying’s impending apocalypse, with commentary from Silicon Valley that a company has worked out how to print 3D key proteins in order to make synthetic milk which it claims is more nutritious and sustainable than the real thing. “What is a threat is if we allow these synthetics to hijack the name ‘milk’ and names associated with meat we are seeing from artificial meat proteins,” Peters says. “Regulators in the European Union and now the United States have woken up to this threat and it’s about time we did as well. As for this latest artificial milk, the claims are not exactly new. We’ve found an article about ‘artificial milk’ that ran in the New York Times back in 1912, and its benefits are similar to those claimed for this 3D printed fluid,” Peters says. NZ Technology Industry Association chief executive Graeme Muller says the American company expects to commercialise the product next year, and that synthetic milk could threat our top export product.
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