All news articles for February 2016

Speciality Breads installs turnkey pack line

Speciality Breads installs turnkey pack line

By Rick Pendrous

Artisan baker Speciality Breads has opened a new £3M 3,000m2 factory in Margate, which features a fully automated turnkey packaging line producing around 1,000 cases of product a day.

Sealer launched for very large trays

Sealer launched for very large trays

By Rick Pendrous

Heat sealing specialist Proseal has introduced a new tray sealer specifically designed to handle very large food trays. The GT5exSD can seal trays up to 400mm wide, making it ideal for handling large cuts of meat and joints. Top speeds for the single...

Permeability meter checks for pack degradation

Permeability meter checks for pack degradation

By Rick Pendrous

It's no secret that the flow of oxygen and water vapour through the walls of snack or confectionery packs is the main causes of product degradation and quality loss. It means shorter product and shelf-life.

Detectable paper for process plant operators

Detectable paper for process plant operators

By Rick Pendrous

To reduce the risk of food being contaminated with paper used during processing, a detectable paper has been developed, which combines paper and film in a detectable and durable laminate.

Maintenance on sheet forming lines is simplified

Maintenance on sheet forming lines is simplified

By Rick Pendrous

The time taken for cleaning on sheet forming and cutting lines used to make hard sweet biscuits and crackers can be reduced by up to 40%, following an upgrade to Baker Perkins' range of equipment.

Mondelēz cuts gum cooling times

Mondelēz cuts gum cooling times

By Rick Pendrous

Mondelēz has dramatically improved the efficiency of its chewing gum manufacture, thanks to the help of a partnership between Cambridgeshire-based fluid dynamics consultancy 42 Technology and German cooling tunnel supplier Gabler.

Maltster Bairds upgrades its Inverness drive systems

Maltster Bairds upgrades its Inverness drive systems

By Rick Pendrous

Bairds Malt, which operates six malt houses across England and Scotland, supplying 250,000t of malt a year to the brewing and distillery sectors, has upgraded the drive systems at its processing facility in Inverness with the help of the Gibbons Engineering...

Cost of switch from pneumatic to electric is reduced

Cost of switch from pneumatic to electric is reduced

By Rick Pendrous

The extra cost for users of switching from pneumatic to electric actuators, which offer higher operating speeds, more control, increased efficiency and enhanced feedback, has now been reduced, claims supplier Thorite.

Nord has equipped all of its frequency inverters with microcontrollers

Frequency inverters offer versatile control

By Rick Pendrous

Nord Drivesystems has equipped all of its motor-mounted and cabinet-installed frequency inverters with more versatile microcontrollers and new firmware.

ROI Drinde: claimed to reduce formulation costs in sausages

Traceable pork rind to ‘improve meat texture’

By Noli Dinkovski

A functional protein made from fully traceable pork rind has been developed by Essentia Protein Solutions to meet the growing demand for the provenance of food ingredients.

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