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Filling Machine Manufacturer Riggs Autopack Shortlisted For E3 Business Awards 2017
Tuesday May 23 2017 08:03
Mettler Toledo Safeline X-ray Wins Queen’s Award For Innovation
Thursday May 11 2017 13:22
Mettler-Toledo Offers Complete Product Inspection Solutions At Interpack 2017
Friday May 05 2017 11:23
Fruit Gourmet Leaves Nothing To Chance With Ishida X-Ray
Wednesday April 26 2017 06:49
Gentle Ishida Solution Allows Weighing Of Fragile Pasties
Thursday April 13 2017 10:18
Audit Demands Mean Bakers Need To Be Proactive In Maintenance Matters
Thursday April 13 2017 09:25
Ensure Peace Of Mind With Industry First 5-year Generator Warranty From Mettler-Toledo
Thursday March 30 2017 04:02
Sealed Air Sells New Diversey To Bain Capital Private Equity
Tuesday March 28 2017 04:50
Ishida Helps Deliver High Efficiency For Leading German Fruit And Nut Snack Specialist
Tuesday March 21 2017 08:07
Ishida Multihead Weigher Helps Frozen Products Reach A Worldwide Market
Tuesday March 14 2017 13:10
Ishida To Demonstrate Packing Solutions Versatility At Interpack
Friday March 10 2017 08:46
Mettler-Toledo Improves Productivity, Protection And Quality With Latest Metal Detectors
Friday March 10 2017 02:54
Ishida Europe Demonstrates Seafood Solutions
Thursday March 09 2017 10:59
Loma X-Ray Inspection Systems Ensure Peace Of Mind For Mckaskle Family Farm
Wednesday March 08 2017 08:26
Hesper Farm Invest In Riggs Autopack Yoghurt Pot Filling & Sealing Solution
Monday March 06 2017 03:51
Food Processors Get a 360-Degree View of Line Performance with Mettler-Toledo’s ProdX™ 2.0
Friday February 24 2017 05:57
Loma Launches Online Ordering Facility For Test Pieces
Thursday February 23 2017 06:00
Ishida Versatile 24-Head Weigher Handles Wild Mushrooms
Monday February 20 2017 08:01
New SPX FLOW European Plant Enhances Process Equipment Manufacturing Capability
Tuesday February 14 2017 11:08
Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Demonstrates Protection, Productivity And Quality At Interpack 2017
Friday February 10 2017 05:17
First FDF Engineering And Automation Showcase
Friday January 27 2017 17:02
Don’t Let Poor Tank Cleaning Performance Waste Your Time, Water And Energy
Wednesday December 14 2016 03:46
Filling Machine Manufacturer Riggs Autopack Ltd Receives Guinness World Records Certificate
Thursday December 01 2016 07:30
Loma Increases Focus On Convenience Food Market
Wednesday November 30 2016 08:43
Anritsu Weighing In With Highly Accurate Systems For Food Sector
Tuesday November 29 2016 04:01
Multihead Weigher Solution For Sticky Mushrooms
Monday November 28 2016 11:07
Cream Cheese Plant Benefits From New Certa Pump’s Gentle Handling And CIP Capability
Friday November 25 2016 07:23
INSPIRE Awards Name Loma Systems International Business Of The Year
Friday November 25 2016 07:16
MECATHERM’s Las Vegas Showstopper Hits The UK Market
Thursday November 24 2016 07:26
Fast, Flexible, Accurate – Ishida’s ‘Hungry Monster’
Wednesday November 23 2016 04:15
Interfood Delivers New Options In Tumbling & Injecting
Monday November 21 2016 04:39
Ishida Launches New Blog
Thursday November 17 2016 06:49
Loma Systems Establishes Global Customer Training Academy
Thursday November 10 2016 03:16
Ishida X-Ray Flexibility Extends To Small Packs
Wednesday November 09 2016 03:58
Loma’s Compact X5c X-Ray Inspection System Meets The President Of Iceland
Tuesday October 25 2016 06:21
Structured Approaches To Energy Management Throw Spotlight On Energy Saving Potential Of Sine Pumps
Wednesday October 19 2016 06:59
Depositor Manufacturer Riggs Autopack Recognised at PPMA Group Industry Awards
Monday October 17 2016 16:55
Mettler-Toledo to showcase multiple product inspection technologies at Emballage
Thursday October 13 2016 12:20
Remote Learning Tool Enhances Operator And Technician Capabilities On Ishida Weighers
Tuesday October 11 2016 04:48
New Video Provides Easy Training for Homogenizer Maintenance
Monday October 10 2016 06:07
Loma Systems Named Uk National Champion In The European Business Awards
Thursday September 22 2016 04:07
Precise Baking Control With The New FTA Oven
Friday September 09 2016 03:37
Everything Is Bigger And Better For IWM
Wednesday September 07 2016 05:01
Weighers Offer High Performance Cost-Effective Solutions For Different Products
Friday September 02 2016 04:57
Loma To Show Cost Effective X5c Compact X-Ray Inspection System
Wednesday August 31 2016 05:37
Batch Feeder Reduces Manual Labour
Monday August 22 2016 05:33
Anritsu Takes Contaminant Detection To New Level With The XR75
Friday August 19 2016 03:47
Enhanced Choice With New Size PE Food Container
Wednesday August 17 2016 04:18
Liquid Pump Solution For Volumetric Fillers
Tuesday August 16 2016 03:38
New X-Rays Highlight Of Ishida Stand At PPMA
Wednesday July 27 2016 05:22
Compact Cheese Block Turning From WHM
Friday July 22 2016 03:32
Loma Restructures Nationwide Service Team
Thursday July 21 2016 03:46
The Increasing Demand For IQF Products Across The Globe
Monday July 18 2016 08:25
Ishida Flexibility Handles All Pasta Types
Monday July 04 2016 11:27
Ishida Leads The Way In Foreign Body Detection For Food Producers With Advanced X-Ray Range
Friday June 17 2016 02:57
Riggs Autopack’s Depositors Set The Pace For Ready Meals
Wednesday June 15 2016 05:28
The IQF Technology By Octofrost- Suitable For All Types Of Products
Friday June 03 2016 05:11
New-Look Anritsu Targets Food Sector With Latest Safety Systems
Friday June 03 2016 05:06
Ishida Ensures High Quality For Premium Ice Cream
Thursday June 02 2016 11:22
Discover The Secret Of Alfa Laval Frontline Gasketed Plate Heat Exchanger
Tuesday May 31 2016 07:29
Mettler-Toledo Safeline Wins 2nd Queen’s Award For Enterprise
Tuesday May 17 2016 05:49
MULTI-FILL Introduces New Style Filling Head For Multi-Purpose Filling Systems
Tuesday May 17 2016 05:44
WMH Look To The Future In Celebrating 40 Years
Friday May 13 2016 03:43
Quality Assured Thanks To Ishida Accuracy And Reliability
Friday May 13 2016 03:29
How Ishida Helps UK Salad Producer Maintain Its Zenith
Friday May 06 2016 04:04
Eagle Unveils $25K Prize Giveaway At IFFA 2016
Thursday April 28 2016 05:48
Continuous Improvements At Multi-Fill
Wednesday April 27 2016 03:58
New DishTemp Commercial Dishwasher Thermometer
Tuesday April 26 2016 07:16
Product Inspection Experts At Your Fingertips
Friday April 22 2016 04:45
Event Celebrates Partnership To Support East African Food Markets
Friday April 15 2016 04:20
Ishida Helps Deliver High Efficiency For Fruit And Nut Snack Specialist
Thursday April 14 2016 04:57
Discover The New Standard In Self-priming Pump Technology
Monday April 04 2016 05:42
JBT Showcases Latest Frigoscandia Spiral Freezer And DSI Blade Portioning System
Thursday March 31 2016 04:40
IWM Fruit Tray Washer Launches At Foodex 2016
Thursday March 24 2016 04:56
Compact And Easy-To-Install Valve Control
Tuesday March 22 2016 07:04
Earn As You Learn With A WHM Apprenticeship
Monday March 21 2016 06:09
Loma Establishes Technical Centre Of Excellence
Friday March 18 2016 06:21
Impact Offer Free Workplace Extraction Assessment In Support Of #HelpGBWorkWell
Wednesday March 16 2016 08:24
Flexible MULTI-FILL Pocket Fillers
Monday March 14 2016 06:15
Thurne IBS 4600 Four Blade Slicer To Take Center Stage At IFFA
Friday March 11 2016 04:57
Separator Animation Shows Clear Benefits of Seital Technology
Friday March 04 2016 08:19
New Grinding, Welding And Soldering Extraction Arm With Pivotal Hood
Thursday March 03 2016 06:00
Riggs Autopack Supply New Filling Machines To English Provender Company
Tuesday March 01 2016 08:09
Bitzer Extends ECOSTAR Condensing Unit Range For Intelligent Cooling
Monday February 22 2016 09:25
WMH Celebrate 40 Years In Style With Open Day Golf And Sail
Friday February 19 2016 10:03
New GEA UK Structure Offers Total Solution To Food Sector
Friday February 19 2016 07:19
Ishida Expertise On Show And On Test At Foodex
Wednesday February 17 2016 05:09
WMH Celebrate 40 Years Of Growing Food Machinery Solutions
Thursday February 11 2016 07:21
Riggs Autopack Project Manage and Supply Piquant’s Sauce & Chutney Line
Tuesday February 09 2016 07:53
Getting Ice Right: Hubbard Systems Offering Free Site Surveys
Monday February 08 2016 07:08
Loma’s Newly Launched X5c X-ray Inspection System Easily Integrates With CW3 Checkweigher For The Ultimate Quality Assurance And Brand Protection Solution
Friday February 05 2016 09:02
Granny Mary's Invest In Riggs Autopack Depositor For Original Recipe Pate
Wednesday February 03 2016 08:54
Burger Giant Mckey Reduces Downtime And Maintenance Costs With Ishida
Wednesday February 03 2016 08:35
Exceed The Latest Retailer Codes Of Practice With Loma’s Innovative Finger Print Access Device
Tuesday February 02 2016 06:25
Parker Showcases Range Of Pneumatic Solutions In New Catalogue
Wednesday January 20 2016 07:47
Ishida X-Ray Technology Helps To Ensure Greek Yogurt Quality
Wednesday January 06 2016 09:04
CMB Engineering Makes Its Mark On Worldskills 2017
Tuesday December 22 2015 05:32
WMH Solves Pizza Problem With Board Placement Without the Boredom
Wednesday December 09 2015 09:55
WMH Opens Up On Facebook To Showcase Its Great Food Machines
Tuesday December 01 2015 07:57
Gulfood Manufacturing Success Reflects Strong Market Growth For Food Processing Industry
Friday November 27 2015 03:54
New Nautilus Waterproof Coaxial Cable Assemblies Offer Protection To IP67 And IP68
Thursday November 26 2015 04:56
Open House Demonstration Days For Weighing And Packaging Machines
Thursday November 19 2015 05:27
WMH Adds To Its Product Trials Facilities With New Depositor
Tuesday November 17 2015 09:02
Cost-Effective Solution For Rod And Ben’s With Advanced Dynamics’ New Pots Technology
Tuesday November 17 2015 06:49
Starfrost Trio For Top UK Seafood Firm
Monday November 16 2015 04:14
Ishida X-Ray Ensures Gingerbread Quality
Friday November 13 2015 03:32
Safeline Metal Detection Helps Bakery Manufacturers Rise to OEE Challenge
Thursday November 12 2015 08:46
WMH Develops Flexible Cutting For The Food Industry
Thursday November 05 2015 08:24
Automated Inspection In Packaging: Ignore It At Your Peril
Wednesday November 04 2015 07:57
Major Saudi Poultry Processor Now Well-Equipped To Meet Present And Future Demand
Tuesday November 03 2015 11:16
IWM Offers Complete Turnkey Package For Logistics Sector
Monday November 02 2015 04:18
WMH Bakery Packing System Reduces Labour
Friday October 16 2015 11:45
JBT Launches Cost-Efficient Two-Zone Cooking System
Friday October 16 2015 11:44
Extend Equipment Performance With 360° Service
Thursday October 15 2015 08:21
Mettler-Toledo Boosts Food Safety with Next Generation Bulk Flow Inspection
Monday October 12 2015 05:16
Small Is Beautiful For New Ishida Micro
Friday October 09 2015 07:18
Unmatched Mixing Performance With Rotary Jet Mixer
Wednesday October 07 2015 06:37
Open House To Showcase Ishida’s Snacks Capabilities
Friday October 02 2015 07:43
Stelram's Expansion Brings Big Customer Benefits
Friday October 02 2015 05:51
SPX Homogenizers Mixing Performance and Design for Maximum Efficiency
Monday September 28 2015 07:59
Riggs Autopack Depositors Help Spar To Cupcake Guiness World Record
Friday September 25 2015 12:11
Seeing Is Believing With IWM Washing Solutions For Food Manufacturer
Friday September 25 2015 12:17
Exceptionally High Efficiency Separation And Clarification For Food And Beverage Production
Friday September 25 2015 03:43
Innovation In Leak Detection Minimises Food Waste
Thursday September 24 2015 06:05
Sanitary Heat Exchangers Designed to Increase Process Efficiency
Thursday September 24 2015 05:07
New Leak Detector On Show At PPMA As Ishida Highlights Its Versatility
Friday September 18 2015 12:41
Ishida Solution Provides An Important Step Towards Bone-Free Chicken Breasts And Thighs
Saturday September 19 2015 15:07
ESOS An Opportunity For food manufacturers Says Watson-Marlow
Wednesday September 16 2015 08:54
Ishida Solution Provides An Important Step Towards Bone-Free Chicken Breasts And Thighs
Friday September 11 2015 08:17
Ultra-Sensitive Detection Systems Offer The Safest Solutions
Thursday September 10 2015 03:13
Loma Systems Continues To Strengthen Service Offering For Global Food Industry
Monday September 07 2015 05:53
Kecol Pumping Systems Shows Why It Is A UK Leader At PPMA
Thursday September 03 2015 07:18
Anritsu’s Latest Hi-Tec Food Safety System Goes On Show At PPMA
Thursday August 20 2015 08:35
TVI Provides Potential To Capitalise On Demand For Thin Cut Steaks
Monday August 17 2015 05:35
Ishida Versatility Is A Great Partner For New Onion Business
Friday August 07 2015 05:53
Advanced Dynamics To Show Production Line Efficiencies At PPMA
Friday August 07 2015 05:27
CMB Engineering Adds Die Necker 3400 To Academy Line Up
Thursday August 06 2015 08:30
Unmatched Mixing Performance
Wednesday August 05 2015 07:48
JBT Introduces New Compact, Low-consumption Frigoscandia Freezer At IBA 2015
Thursday July 30 2015 04:34
What to Look For When Selecting Your Conveyor System
Monday July 27 2015 08:59
Fast And Reliable – Ishida’s Perfect Combination
Tuesday July 21 2015 09:49
Achieve Optimum Productivity With Crown Conveyors
Tuesday July 14 2015 06:34
Riggs Autopack Depositors & Filling Machines On Show At PPMA
Friday July 10 2015 11:19
New Ishida Robotgrader Revolutionises Fixed Weight Tray Packing
Thursday July 09 2015 07:24
Loma Systems To Show Latest ‘Compact’ Inspection Equipment At PPMA 2015
Thursday July 09 2015 05:25
Loma Highlights Importance Of X-Ray Inspection For Truly Effective Critical Control Point Detection
Friday July 03 2015 03:27
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group Acquires MasoSine Manufacturing And Pump Distributorship In Japan
Thursday July 02 2015 03:56
Interfood Team Win For Charities In Samworth Brothers Challenge
Monday June 29 2015 06:50
Mixproof Valves Offer Outstanding Flexibility And No Cross-Contamination
Thursday June 18 2015 04:56
IWM Washers Now Available Through Lease Service
Wednesday June 17 2015 06:03
JBT Strengthens UK Customer Service Team
Friday June 12 2015 10:29
New Interactive Process Diagrams Highlight SPX Expertise in the Food Market
Friday June 12 2015 03:59
Anritsu Links Up With BST Detectable Products In Fight Against Food Contamination
Wednesday June 10 2015 07:31
GEA Launches New Group Structure
Wednesday June 10 2015 04:16
Thurne High Performance Slicing Systems Are Back
Thursday May 28 2015 05:27
IWM Launches New Range Of Weigh And Scale Pan Washers For The Food Industry
Wednesday May 27 2015 04:41
FMA Process Engineering Invests In Leading Knowledge Management Solution
Friday May 22 2015 06:38
Eagle Optimizes Bulk Food Inspection With X-ray
Monday May 18 2015 06:41
The Premium Choice In Hygienic Applications
Friday May 15 2015 10:21
High Production Performance Assured with New Metal Detector OEE Reporting Enhancement
Thursday May 14 2015 07:38
Energy Efficient Powder Mixing
Wednesday April 22 2015 04:34
X-Ray Is Safe: Eagle White Paper Underlines Food Inspection Facts
Thursday April 16 2015 06:28
IWM Appoints South African Sales Distributor
Tuesday April 14 2015 07:00
Unlock The Potential - Loma Systems Launches TRACS Reporting Software
Monday March 30 2015 08:42
Versatility And Variety From Ishida At Ipack Ima
Tuesday March 24 2015 06:38
Loma’s New X5 Compact Is A Lean, Mean X-Ray Contaminant Inspection Machine
Friday March 20 2015 13:06
World Premiere Part Of Ishida Event For Meat & Poultry Packing
Friday March 20 2015 10:06
Ishida Europe Achieves Preferred Supplier Status With Danish Crown Group
Friday March 20 2015 04:53
Starfrost Chiller Fires Up Pizza Production For Bakkavor
Monday March 16 2015 11:11
Anritsu Celebrates 50 Years Of Leading The Way In Food Safety
Thursday March 12 2015 06:25
From Individual Machines To Complete Lines – Interfood Announces Collaboration With Alco
Wednesday March 11 2015 09:45
Watson-Marlow Changes Name To Reflect Leading Place In The World Of Positive Displacement Pumps
Tuesday March 10 2015 08:39
Multihead Weigher Provides Gentle Solution For Potatoes
Wednesday March 04 2015 05:45
Golden Crispy Coating From GEA MultiDrum Brings In The Gold
Thursday February 26 2015 03:54
Star Enables Seafood Processor To Switch To Natural Cooling
Monday February 16 2015 05:57
IWM Proudly Presnt Two New Washers At Pro2Pac
Thursday February 12 2015 07:10
The Pies The Limit For Loma’s New X5 Spacesaver X-Ray
Wednesday February 11 2015 10:31
Smarter In The Head – Loma Systems Launches New SureTune Metal Detector
Tuesday February 03 2015 09:55
Qdos 60 Pump Has Attributes Ideal For Dosing Application
Tuesday February 03 2015 08:35
Four JBT Businesses Showcase Technology And Integration At Anuga FoodTec
Friday January 30 2015 04:45
Food For Thought – A Variety Of Ishida Solutions On Display At Anuga
Tuesday January 27 2015 08:45
Amazon Filters Receives Halal Certification For Its Range Of Filtration Products From HFA
Thursday January 22 2015 06:33
Mettler-Toledo X37 Series: Higher Detector Sensitivity & Reduced Energy Options
Tuesday January 20 2015 10:11
Ishida Solution Meets Fixed-Weight Fish Challenge
Friday January 16 2015 10:59
Loma Systems Offers Expert Advice Against Latest BRC Global Standard For Food Safety
Wednesday January 14 2015 10:57
Meat ShowHow: From Carcass Intake to Product Dispatch
Monday January 12 2015 04:45
Smarter In The Head – Loma Systems Launches
Friday January 09 2015 06:53
IWM Helps Rowe's Bakers With Next Day Washer
Thursday January 08 2015 06:59
Bona Fide Detection Systems From Anritsu Offer The Safest Solutions For Meat And Poultry Processors
Tuesday December 16 2014 05:13
Up to 95% Less False Rejects: Profile Advantage Metal Detector All But Eliminates Product Effect
Monday December 15 2014 04:57
Loma Service Hits Over 90% First Time Fix Rate
Monday December 08 2014 08:49
Ishida Solution Helps Dumpling Business Expand
Monday December 08 2014 08:22
Loma Service Hits Over 90% First Time Fix Rate
Tuesday December 02 2014 08:33
Emballage 2014: Manufacturers Will Be First Off the Grid With Mettler-Toledo Innovations
Friday November 21 2014 07:11
New Deal Allows EPP To Clean Up
Friday November 14 2014 10:53
Awards Galore For IWM's Export Success
Friday November 14 2014 10:48
Starfrost Marks 30th Anniversary With Move To A New HQ
Thursday November 13 2014 06:28
Top Safety Accreditation For FMA Process Engineering
Wednesday November 12 2014 06:10
Fresh Meat Portioning: From Crust Freezing To In-laying - In A Single line
Tuesday November 11 2014 11:35
Ishida Helps Wipasz Take Poultry Packing To A New Level
Friday November 07 2014 10:57
Maximum Process Safety And Productivity No Longer At Odds With One Another
Friday November 07 2014 10:53
Anritsu’s Detection Systems Keeping Spuds Safe To Eat
Thursday November 06 2014 03:22
Masosine Pump Delivers Hassle-Free Jam Pumping At Polish Croissant Plant
Wednesday November 05 2014 03:46
GEA Deliver Chicken Processing Lines Early to Help Cope With Nugget Demand
Thursday October 30 2014 07:43
Ishida Europe Receives Queen’s Award For Enterprise
Friday October 24 2014 06:13
Maximum Process Safety And Productivity No Longer At Odds With One Another
Thursday October 23 2014 04:41
IWM To Unveil Date Tray Washer At Gulfoods
Tuesday October 21 2014 07:21
Emballage 2014: Mettler-Toledo Lifts Manufacturers To Pole Position In Race For Speed
Monday October 20 2014 05:43
How to Prepare The Perfect Salad With Masosine Pumps
Tuesday October 14 2014 09:51
Models Highlight Ishida’s Expertise In All Areas
Tuesday October 14 2014 06:51
Loma Systems Scoops Processing & Packaging Machinery Manufacturer Of The Year At PPMA Awards 2014
Monday October 13 2014 04:46
Loma’s New Range Of Super Slim Combined Checkweigher & Metal Detection Systems Offer Up To 30% Reduced Footprint
Friday October 10 2014 12:54
JBT Adds More Flexibility To Its Oven Range With Formcook Acquisition
Monday October 06 2014 06:07
Variety Of Technologies On Display At Cibus Tec From Ishida
Friday October 03 2014 11:05
IWM Invites Allcomers To Show How They Clean Up Mess From Food Production
Friday October 03 2014 11:01
Eagle To Hatch Advanced Product Safety At Pack Expo
Friday October 03 2014 10:23
New Models At Salon De L’emballage As Ishida Demonstrates Its Expertise In All Areas
Friday October 03 2014 10:07
Marel Salmon ShowHow: It’s All About
Thursday October 02 2014 09:43
Automation Speeds Up Breaded Products Line At Martini Alimentare
Wednesday October 01 2014 09:18
New X-Ray System Can Even Detect Bones In Meat Fillets
Friday September 26 2014 05:18
Weighing Up The Benefits Of Feedback Control For Checkweighers
Monday September 22 2014 18:26
Riggs Autopack Looks Ahead To Christmas Rush With Hire Of Full Range Of Depositors
Tuesday September 16 2014 07:53
Tougher Alpha Multihead Weigher to Be launched At PPMA
Tuesday September 16 2014 07:25
Ishida X-Ray Provides Extra Layer Of Security For Bottled Baby Milk
Thursday September 11 2014 06:46
Riggs Shortlisted For 2 PPMA Awards
Tuesday September 09 2014 04:14
Triple Protection From Single Machine With Cerberus 420
Monday September 08 2014 10:59
Fortress Demonstrates Never Obsolete Metal Detection
Friday September 05 2014 06:48
Ishida Versatility On Display At PPMA
Wednesday September 03 2014 11:48
IWM Launches Expanded Range Of Sanitisers At PPMA
Friday August 29 2014 07:30
IWM Presented With Queen's Award For Industry
Friday August 22 2014 11:50
Ishida Versatility On Display At PPMA
Thursday August 21 2014 06:24
Optimum Performance From Weber Slicing Lines
Wednesday August 20 2014 03:50
Marel Launches SmartLine Grader
Tuesday August 19 2014 04:36
Riggs Autopack Depositors & Filling Machines On Show At PPMA
Monday August 18 2014 06:27
Where Seafood Expertise Meets Accurate Mixing Technology
Thursday July 31 2014 09:32
IWM Expands Down Under With Distribution Deal
Friday July 25 2014 11:22
CMB Engineering Celebrated Its Queen’s Award Victory At Buckingham Palace
Thursday July 24 2014 07:19
Orders Up But Sales Down At Buhler For H1
Tuesday July 22 2014 05:02
New Food Processing Brochure From SPX
Monday July 21 2014 17:39
Mettler-Toledo Safeline L Series Metal Detectors Ensure Pumped Food Safety
Tuesday July 15 2014 14:45
SPX Partner with PeopleFlo for Exciting Pump Collaboration
Tuesday July 08 2014 06:28
Distribution Deal Will Open Up Down Under To IWM
Tuesday July 08 2014 05:44
More Efficient Vegetable Processing With Marel’s Compact Grader
Friday July 04 2014 02:58
Mettler-Toledo’s Next Generation Checkweighers Deliver Unparalleled Weighing Accuracy with High Throughput
Thursday July 03 2014 06:55
New Qdos 60 Metering Pump For High Accuracy Industrial Waste Applications
Tuesday July 01 2014 07:02
Atlas Ultrasonic Technology Takes Sealing To Another Level
Friday June 27 2014 08:25
Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray’s X36 Series Boosts Versatility
Thursday June 26 2014 07:18
Winning The TV Dinner Competition
Tuesday June 24 2014 09:13
Extension To MasoSine Range Of Pumps Ensures Perfectly Sized Pumps For All Food Applications
Monday June 23 2014 10:49
More Speed & Less Giveaway With Ishida Multihead Weigher
Thursday June 19 2014 08:13
Marel Launch New Checkweigher For Food Processors
Friday June 13 2014 06:38
Ishida Makes Certain Of A Successful Interpack
Thursday June 12 2014 09:21
Starfrost’s Chilling Results For Soup Company
Tuesday June 10 2014 09:08
Penine Industrial Equipment Creates Space To Be Able To Handle More For Customers
Tuesday June 10 2014 03:19
Ishida Makes Certain Of A Successful Interpack
Monday June 09 2014 07:04
Riggs Autopack Crowned Manufacturer Of The Year
Friday June 06 2014 12:33
Integrated Processing And Hygiene Equipment Cuts Costs For Food Industry
Tuesday June 03 2014 05:34
Spinach Handling Expert Chooses Ishida
Monday June 02 2014 09:38
EMEA Investment For Eaton Pumps
Monday June 02 2014 09:22
Increased Capacity With Smaller Footprint For Double D Cookers
Friday May 30 2014 03:41
Starfrost Solution Boosts Soup Company Capacity
Thursday May 29 2014 05:30
What Fruveco Were Looking For In A Weigher
Wednesday May 21 2014 07:27
Riggs New Filling Line Keeps Tracklements On Track With Expansion
Friday May 16 2014 10:10
Mettler-Toledo Future Proofs Manufacturing Needs with Next Generation Product Inspection Innovations
Thursday May 15 2014 07:19
Eagle Swoops In With Latest Product Inspection Innovations
Tuesday May 13 2014 06:37
Setting The Scene For The Future Of Food Engineering
Friday May 02 2014 04:51
X-Ray Delivers Enhanced Bone Detection
Wednesday April 30 2014 05:27
IWM Cleans Up With Queen's Award For Enterprise
Friday April 25 2014 06:50
X-Ray Delivers Enhanced Bone Detection
Thursday April 10 2014 07:25
Deli 24 Come Back For More With HPP
Wednesday April 09 2014 10:06
Stalwart Cooker Gets A Footprint Reducing Upgrade
Tuesday April 08 2014 04:49
2Sisters Invests In Marel Marinating System For Poultry Products
Monday April 07 2014 19:24
Labour costs Slashed With Built In Cleaning For Processing Equipment
Thursday April 03 2014 04:41
Interfood Report Successful Showing At Foodex
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Automated Inspection In Packaging: Ignore It At Your Peril
Automation is an important focus for the food industry as companies look to reduce operating costs and improve hygiene by limiting the need for human handling of foodstuffs. Rob Allen is Divisional Manager for Interfood’s Packing Solutions Division and here highlights the vital role of product inspection in the packaging process and what needs to be considered when investing in automated packaging.

The degree of automation in end-of-line packaging is undoubtedly increasing. One of the main drivers for this is cost as machines have the capability to combine a number of different functions that could well involve several people if the operation was being done manually. There is also the precision and consistency that automation offers, as well as the potential to provide a more controlled environment – an important factor as food hygiene and traceability become ever more critical.

This latter point means that machines that can combine X-Ray or metal detection, with integrated checkweighing, are becoming an increasingly common feature in end-of-line packaging operations. Whether the line is producing breads, cakes, biscuits or other baked goods, they need to be inspected at the end of the processing line before being transferred to automatic case-packing systems which place the individual packs into cases for display on supermarket shelves. The supermarkets are adopting specific codes of practice to help ensure the goods supplied to them meet best practice. For example, Tesco and M&S have adopted their own COP (Code of Practice) standards and a new issue of the BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Standard for Food Safety, Issue 7 was published in January 2015 which is now regarded as the industry standard. So, when looking to invest in machinery to help automate the packaging process, one of the first things to do is check that it meets the specific requirements of the retailers that you are supplying now or in the future. Protection of the consumer from potential product contamination is, quite rightly, key for all those involved in the food supply chain so having the means to automate that process and immediately alert you to any potential issues is invaluable.

Another factor in the decision to automate is to consider how the new machine is going to fit into your existing production line. This might sound pretty obvious but with the increasing automation of lines comes a potential complexity in ensuring that the line efficiency is optimised. Investing in packaging automation can ultimately provide significant cost savings but if you make the wrong choice it can be a costly error. You need to consider how your new machine will synchronise with your existing production line equipment. Single HMI control for multifunctional machines which can be linked to other machine control consoles makes the line operation more simple and easy to control and optimise. In addition systems where the product, variable print data and the barcode can be set up and continuously checked throughout the production run reduce the risk of errors and ensure the brand is securely protected.

Product inspection and control is an essential and legal requirement for food processors, however the machines have additional capability to improve the production efficiency and line control from the data they collect. Live data collection systems can be used which clearly identify OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) and performance against target for production, technical and QA (Quality Assurance) personnel. They can also ensure that the processor is compliant to their retailer COP with secure live and historical audits and reports.

It should be easy to set up and configure to meet the specifics of your particular operation. A biscuit manufacturer will have very different requirements in terms of pack size, capacity and speed of throughput than say a manufacturer of pies or a company producing muffins. It is also important that the machines can be operated easily, accurately and quickly. Touchscreen consoles with clear and easy to use functions allow the line operators to run the line in confidence and in the most efficient way.

With any automation comes the potential for production downtime. On a line producing, for example, thousands of tea-cakes an hour, any stoppage caused by issues in the end-of-line packaging operation can prove very costly. Any machine added to the line therefore needs to be easy to troubleshoot and, if something does go wrong, then ideally it should be easy to discover what the problem is and easy to rectify it. If the solution is not simple, then the support of the machine supplier becomes important, with a quick response to enable production to get back on line as quickly as possible.

For investments in capital machinery, the cost of ownership is becoming an important measure in making the purchasing decision. The initial capital cost is, understandably, a factor, but a much better yardstick is what the cost of owning and operating the equipment will be. For example, full detection and inspection systems are now available which are all electric, requiring no compressed air to operate and therefore offering very low cost of operation. Service costs and the costs of spares should also be built into the equation to ensure that you are getting best value from your investment.

Interfood Technology is the sole representative in the UK and Ireland for the Sparc Systems range of checkweighers, combination checkweigh/metal detection units, weigh grading, multilane weighing and bespoke conveyors, along with Buhmann’s end-of-line packers, tray and case erectors and carton closers.
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Major Saudi Poultry Processor Now Well-Equipped To Meet Present And Future Demand
A new 37,500 birds-per-hour poultry plant created for leading Saudi Arabian food company Almarai has been developed to keep pace both with growing demand and with changing consumer preferences.

Almarai is a dynamic, $3.36 billion turnover food company based in Saudi Arabia. Already the world’s largest vertically integrated dairy company and the biggest food manufacturer and distributor in the region, the company entered the poultry business in 2009 with the launch of Alyoum, its brand of premium chicken products.

“We became involved after identifying the opportunity to provide consumers with a high quality, premium poultry, which is an important part of the family food basket in Saudi Arabia,” says Larus Asgeirsson, General Manager of Almarai’s poultry division.

“There was also an important food security issue: a strong commitment to build local production,” he added.

While whole birds are, and will continue to be, an important part of the market, consumer demand is also driving development more in the direction of fixed weight packs of, for example, breast fillets, drumsticks, thighs, legs or wings, or combinations of different pieces. Almarai’s objective was to be able to satisfy such demand with fully sealed, fixed-weight products meeting the highest standards of hygiene and presentation.

The launch of Alyoum involved the purchase of a factory and farming site in Ha’il Province, where Almarai first came into contact with the Meyn Ishida alliance. The advanced technical expertise and integrated approach of Meyn Ishida was in line with Almarai’s expectations for this sector’s development and, in keeping with the company’s ambitions, the scope of the project increased as the work proceeded. What began as a 21,000 bph (birds per hour) project, escalated over a 3-year period in three phases to become a 37,000 bph facility.

The new factory, with its 200 million birds per year capacity, is now one of the largest single output poultry plants in the world.

The equipment supplied included re-hanging and cut-up systems, deboning machinery, multihead weighers, checkweighers, tray sealers and batching and grading systems as well as X-ray inspection systems and metal detectors. In addition there are scanners, strapping and trussing machines and glazing equipment and also the many associated infeed systems.

The level of integration is exceptional, thanks to a single organisation being in charge of supply and installation. Live bird handling, slaughter, evisceration, chilling, cut-up, deboning, batching and grading, weighing, piece mixing, packing, labelling and crating are all linked by, and contribute to, information exchange that enhances quality, efficiency and speed.

Once plucked, eviscerated and chilled, chickens can be sent for grading and packing as whole birds or delivered to one of the plant’s three cut-up systems.

For the whole birds, there are separate lines for packing into bags and trays.

Special fillet lines pack chicken breasts that have been removed with the greatest precision and then X-ray inspected for bone fragments. There are also separate packing lines for thighs, legs, wings and drumsticks. Little or nothing of the chicken is wasted, with lines also for giblets and for feet. …/

Other lines are devoted to producing mixtures of chicken pieces, such as drums, chops and wings, according to availability or market demand.

Most of these items can be delivered into fixed-weight trays or bags of high hygiene and appearance standards and as fresh or IQF (individually quick frozen) products. In addition, threaded through the plant are systems capable of collecting any of these parts for bulk packing.

Almarai’s view of what has been achieved reflects the reasons that Meyn, the poultry processing systems experts, and Ishida, the weighing, packing and end-of-line experts, came together to form Meyn Ishida as a one-stop shop for complete-factory projects.

“Meyn provided fast and efficient processing systems and machinery, as well as the expertise needed to train staff and production managers. Ishida provided automation of the weighing and packing processes to the same advanced level,” explains Larus Asgeirsson.

“The main benefit here, apart from the speed needed to keep up with the Meyn cut-up lines, was the reduction of giveaway to low levels.

“We see the new Ha’il plant as equipping us to meet demand far into the future and also of enabling us to serve the market’s movement towards poultry pieces sold in fixed weight packs,” continues Mr Asgeirsson.

“Meyn Ishida provided us with a strong team of professionals to drive the installation. They were well prepared and extremely professional.

“The Meyn Ishida lines have now been operating for two years, and I find them robust and reliable: we have had minimal downtime.”

Mr Asgeirsson also praised the dedication of the Ha’il workers, whose dedication and readiness to learn enabled them to adapt to the change from a 30-year old factory to possibly the most modern poultry processing plant anywhere today.
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IWM Offers Complete Turnkey Package For Logistics Sector
Industrial Washing Machines (IWM) has recently delivered a complete turnkey solution to PHS Teacrate in Durham after a major investment at the distribution centre.

The T2000 washer/dryer system is ideal for logistics operations and, thanks to a state of the art monitoring system; it helps save energy, water and gas.

Designed, manufactured and installed by the IWM team of engineers, the T2000 was created to wash and dry supermarket distribution crates, dolly’s, plastic crates for foodstuffs and breadbaskets.

Robust, versatile and easy to use, the T2000 machine has a minimum throughput of 1600 trays per hour and a maximum of 2000 for light to medium soiled trays. The trays can be loaded and unloaded manually.

The high performance washing is achieved thanks to the stainless steel screw type nozzles that cover the product on a 360-degree angle. The high capacity tank holds 1500 litres of water, which is pushed through the system via six bespoke pumps with capacities ranging from 3.0 to 5.5 kW.

Equipped with a triple tank and two conveyorised lanes for incoming trays, the T2000 comes complete with a blow dryer module. Once the trays pass through it, they are quickly dried by the stainless steel high velocity air-knife system coupled to the fans.

Electricity, gas and water consumption are carefully monitored through purpose built monitoring systems including pulse-enabled gas, electric and water meters as well as a pulse-enabled waste monitoring irrigation meter.

In addition, the remote mounted control panel accommodates the water pump motor starters, rotary filter motor starters, conveyor motor inverters, a set of gas and fan burner controls, steam extract fan motor starters, dryer/blower fan motor starters, voltage transformers for 24 V dc control, set circuit breakers and mains isolator as well as standard switchgear.

Remote monitoring of energy is made simple thanks to the customised software created by IWM. The software allows users to interrogate data via a Siemens S7 PLC and a Siemen 10’’ HMI. The latter displays all necessary I/O interface modules, temperature analogue I/P cards, power supplies, and fault- finding display and control software.

“The project we did for PHS Teacrate was part of a major investment in plant and machinery,” explained Carl Hollier, managing director at IWM.

“We offered a complete turnkey solution which helped double PHS Teacrate’s crate washing capacity and will generate up to 20 new jobs in the region. As it is our first foray into the logistics market, we hope it will pave the way for many and exciting projects of this kind,” he said.

For more details and information contact IWM at
Tel: 0121 459 9511
email: sales@inwash.co.uk
or visit the website: www.indwash.co.uk or follow on
Twitter - @indwash
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