A new course from Interfood Technology aims to help engineers get the most from their meat packaging machinery. The latest course was the Poly-clip ICA, for which Interfood is the sole distributor in the UK.
Nine engineers attended from several of Interfood's major food processing customers.
Tulip's Alec Revel, who is responsible for the ICA clippers at the company's Kings Lynn facility where they are a central part of the cooked meat process prior to slicing, said: "I've been shown the quickest ways to remove parts and identify faults. It was a great course."
Mark Bishop, joint md, of Interfood said: "We believe very strongly that it is not about just supplying the equipment. In order to get the most out of it, the customer needs to understand the machine and its capabilities. We have a team of 16 engineers available to help when it is needed but we recognise that they won't always be immediately to hand and that some of the issues can be dealt with by in-house engineers.
Hence we organise these courses, providing the customers' own engineers with the information from the Interfood engineers who obviously know the machines inside out, and practical hands-on experience of working with the machines. This ensures a level of self-sufficiency to keep the equipment working at optimum efficiency."