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Rear-post bulk bag filler

Rear-post bulk bag filler reduces operator strain

By Rick Pendrous

A new rear-post bulk bag filler, which features a swing-down fill head that pivots to the operator at floor level for safe, ergonomic spout connections, has been introduced by Flexicon Europe. The bag filler also has a low-profile loading deck that allows...

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Meat firm gets £20k bill for ‘fault-ridden’ forklift

By Michael Stones

A meat wholesaler has been ordered to pay more than £20,000, after operating what the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) described as “a fault-ridden forklift truck” and forging records in a bid to deceive its safety inspectors.

Intersnack invests to meet demand

High-level spiral system cuts costs

Astec Conveyors designed and installed a high-level case conveyor system to help Intersnack meet increasing demand for its product.

Two systems fill better than one

Two systems fill better than one

A new dual bulk bag filling system from Flexicon integrates two swing-down bulk bag fillers with a Flexicon pallet dispenser and powered roller conveyors, enabling safe, high-capacity filling of bulk bags of all popular sizes. Programmable controls enable...

Fully-sealed drum motors improves hygiene on conveyors

As tight as a sealed drum motor

Using fully sealed drum motors on conveyor belts enables manufacturers to improve hygiene, save space and cut energy consumption, according to drum motor manufacturer, Interroll.

Price hikes are
fuel for closures

Price hikes are
fuel for closures


Chancellor George Osborne has given a strong indication that he will review plans to increase fuel duty by 1p a litre in April, a move that would have hit the food industry hard and led to business closures, hauliers have warned.

Stobart's green plan

Stobart's green plan

By Rod Addy

The Stobart Group is making substantial changes to its distribution network and systems in a bid to create a greener and more cost effective supply...

Cool new approach to cut freight costs

Cool new approach to cut freight costs

By Elaine Watson

While the industry is littered with the carcases of dot.coms that have bitten the dust, those that have proved they are more than a bunch of...


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