Manufacturing

The Ncn’ean distillery plans to use locally-sourced wood in its new boiler

Distillery installs wood chip boiler

By Rick Pendrous

The newly opened Ncn’ean distillery on the Morvern peninsula in Scotland has committed itself to environmentally friendly production by choosing locally-sourced wood as the primary power source for its new 850kW woodchip boiler system.

FW Capital’s Keith Charlton (left) and Lindsey McMenamin (right) with Hooba founder Jay Croslegh and UNW Michael McCulloch (centre)

Meat alternative firm Myco Foods gets funding to grow

By Rick Pendrous

Darlington-based food manufacturer Myco Foods plans rapid growth after securing £250,000 worth of funding from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

Confectionery kit advances on show at ProSweets

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Confectionery kit advances on show at ProSweets

By Rick Pendrous

Bosch Packaging Technology will showcase its testing equipment for jelly production, including medicated and functional gummies, such as cough lozenges, omega-3 and mineral-enriched products, as well as other supplemented jellies, at the ProSweets 2018...

New single-arm 'cobot' for food factories

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New single-arm 'cobot' for food factories

By Rick Pendrous

Building on the success of YuMi, its collaborative, dual-arm industrial robot (cobot), ABB has unveiled a new single-arm collaborative robot, which combines advanced capabilities with a small footprint.

Bryan's Salads expands capacity to meet demand

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Bryan's Salads expands capacity to meet demand

By Rick Pendrous

Advanced Ishida weighing technology has played a key role in the success and growth of specialist salad producer Bryan’s Salads, based at Tarleton in Lancashire.

Contract powder packer has blending expertise

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Contract powder packer has blending expertise

By Rick Pendrous

German contract retail pack manufacturer SternMaid demonstrated its expertise in blending powdered foods at the recent Food Ingredients Europe show in Frankfurt. The focus this year was on a new option for filling products into stand-up pouches.

Animal feed firm wins Factory of the Future award

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Animal feed firm wins Factory of the Future award

By Rick Pendrous

Nuscience’s factory at Ghent in Belgium, which makes animal feed premixes, has been named ‘Factory of the Future 4.0’, a prize awarded to firms that rise to the challenges of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’.

Koenig sets up new turnkey arm

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Koenig sets up new turnkey arm

By Rick Pendrous

Roll plant manufacturer Koenig has set up a new subsidiary to specialise in designing and installing turnkey projects for bakeries and food manufacturers.

Vibratory blender for ingredients

Spotlight on mixing and blending

Vibratory blender for ingredients

By Rick Pendrous

A vibratory motion blending system to accurately mix multiple dry or wet products has been introduced by tna.

Some butchery skills – such as deboning carcasses – are more difficult to automate than others

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Food processors seek efficient and hygienic kit

By Alyson Magee

Processors want equipment that is efficient and hygienic, and a reduction
in manual handling. But they also need sustainability, says Alyson Magee.