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Partners convey new ideas

Conveying and palletising manufacturer Kensal Handling Systems will display a selection from its product range, including a stainless steel conveyor at The Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition.

UK coffee sales boost Nestlé's results

UK coffee sales have proved one of the few highlights for food giant Nestlé in its first quarter (Q1) results for 2013, which failed to meet analysts' expectations.

Mix up the materials in the laboratory

Winkworth will unveil a laboratory mixer, the compact Lab Zc, which is designed for mixing, kneading and blending materials for product research and development and easy cleaning.

Servo-driven tray bake portioning

Automation specialist Quasar Automation will be launching the Soni-Cut tray bake cutting and portioning system at the Total Processing and Packaging Exhibition.

Second chance for Blu-Robots

Packing equipment specialist Pacepacker Services will launch its Blu-Robot pick and place range of second user automation systems, at this year's Total Processing and Packaging Exhibition. The reconditioned equipment, which...

It's time for teacakes to be picked and placed

Schubert, the automated packaging system specialist, will be presenting an F44 picker line at this year's Total show.

Two companies show their metal

Two of industry's detection specialists: Loma Systems which focuses on the food sector and Lock Inspection, on pharmaceuticals, will debut their new collaboration at the Total show.

Universal Robot makes light of automation

R A Rodriguez will be showing the Universal Robot, a lightweight robotic arm that provides easy automation, at The Total Processing and Packaging Exhibition. It will demonstrate how complementary technology...

Automation and integration mean productivity

Ishida Europe will demonstrate how automation and integration can deliver improved efficiencies, maximum throughput and fast return on investment, at The Total Processing and Packaging Exhibition.

Think small when it comes to print

Videojet will present its new 50 series (1550/1650) small character inkjet printers as part of its 1000 series range, at The Total Processing and Packaging Exhibition. The 1650 and 1550...

Faster, more efficient changeovers

Improving the speed and efficiency of product changeovers on multi-product lines is what Sick UK's new RapCo system, launched at Total 2013, is all about. It is claimed to offer...

A case for shelf-ready packs

The centrepiece of Endoline's stand will be its latest case erector for shelf-ready packaging (SRP). The 248 is a servo-driven automatic high-speed case erector, which has a glueing system to...

Pack a punch

The Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition , which incorporates packaging show Pakex, The Processing & Packaging Machinery Association show and Interphex, for the pharmaceuticals sector, takes place at the National Exhibition...

Rental service could be small firms' route to automation

For firms seeking to reduce labour costs and improve efficiency, packaging automation is a logical step. But with many smaller companies strapped for cash and starved of loans, could equipment...

UK base cuts cost of carton recycling

Combined with the latest 12.5% hike in landfill tax, the availability of UK beverage carton recycling capacity for the first time in seven years from July will doubtless spur more...

New sanitary sieve has good vibrations for safety standards

Separation and filtration specialist Russell Finex has modified its Russell Compact Sieve vibratory screener to meet the requirements of the food and drink industry's 3-A sanitary standards.

Next-generation safety curtain

Sick says its next-generation safety light curtain sets new performance standards in efficiency, installation and reliability.

Technology to slice the softest, stickiest product

Ultrasonic technology uses the high frequency oscillation of the Sonotrode (cutting blade) to pass through product quickly and cleanly. This process can portion soft, sticky and delicate products that are...

New lines get ready for more sales

Increasing demand for ready meals inspired one of Ireland's largest poultry processors to invest in new production lines, which were installed by Marel Townsend Further Processing.

Poultry control system promises razor-sharp results

Stable Micro Systems has launched the Meullenet-Owens Razor Shear (MORS) blade - a tool for measuring poultry tenderness.


All is not well in the world of planet retail

News that Tesco has reported the biggest profits fall in its history is just the latest sign that all is not well in the world of planet retail. Britain's biggest...

Affordable ribbon blender mixer cuts payback periods

Winkworth says its new "lean, yet versatile UTL ribbon blender mixer" (patent pending) is now far more affordable, and will "significantly reduce payback periods".

Remote monitoring now comes around the clock

Star Refrigeration has enhanced its remote monitoring solution for users of industrial cooling plant.

Boxes sealed with a dust-tight tip

Flexicon's new Tip-Tite Sanitary Box Tipper forms a dust-tight seal between the container and the equipment, tips the container, and discharges bulk material at controlled rates.

53% rise in cheese sales calls for capital investment

A 53% rise in sales of its sliced cheese prompted Wrexham-based Ash Manor Cheese Company to invest £450,000 in increasing its production capacity.

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