All news articles for March 03, 2014

Crisp firm installs new weigher

Weigher is crisp on accuracy

The latest Ishida multihead weigher to be installed at Pipers Crisps factory in Lincolnshire is a 14-head CCW-R series model in a ‘crisp’ specification to handle product quickly and gently throughout the weighing process. This new packing line also includes...

Obesity in children in big cities such as Birmingham is at 'crisis' levels

Regulation calls grow to counter obesity ‘crisis’

By Rick Pendrous

Britain’s obesity “crisis” is leading to mounting calls by health groups for tougher regulation to counter the marketing and sale of foods high in fat, sugar and salt in the lead up to next year’s general election.

Food firms are still resisting robots

Retailer pressures stifle uptake of automation

By Rick Pendrous

Sales of robots in the food and drink sector rose by 28% last year against a backdrop of strong uptake across the board in the UK, according to the British Automation and Robot Association (BARA).

Flexible packaging to be key to Ishida’s Foodex stand

X-ray can spot specific invaders

Innovation in quality control and the ability to tailor equipment for a variety of food packing applications will be the key themes of Ishida Europe’s Foodex stand.

Energy saving latest on offer at Foodex

Heat sealer handles flexible tray formats

A brand new tray sealer and the latest in energy saving systems will be highlights of the Proseal stand at Foodex. For the first time in the UK, the heat sealing specialist will show its new GT5 tray sealer, which in twin configuration can achieve in...

Spiroflow to offer dust-tight handling at Foodex

Dust-tight handling of powders

Spiroflow will be showcasing its latest bulk handling and conveying equipment, designed to uphold the most rigid standards in hygiene and containment.

Packaging Automation to show cost cutting tray sealers at Foodex

Low energy tray sealers can cut costs by 90%

Electric flexible tray sealers designed to seal film, foil or board lids to plastic, foil or board trays, will be shown by Packaging Automation (PA). Speeds ranging from 15 to 150 packs a minute mean that equipment can cater for the needs of the start-up...

Interrol to show drive systems at Foodex

Integrated drives for energy efficiency

Integrated drive systems such as drum motors for belt conveyors, DC-powered and non-powered rollers and the latest controls for unit-handling conveyors, will be demonstrated by Interroll at this year’s Foodex.

Labelling equipment could save firms money

Labeller improves productivity

Desk-top jar and bottle labelling equipment that helps firms save money while satisfying demand for attractive and informative products will be on display on the Advanced Dynamics stand at Foodex.

Interfood to offer efficiency savings at Foodex

Interfood divides and conquers efficiency

Interfood’s Packing Solutions Division – one of seven it now has – will exhibit a selection of its ingredients and product development, fresh meat portioning, preparation, curing and clipping, cooking and cooling, pasteurisation, slicing and packing equipment...

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