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Easy-clean food conveyor features removable belt

Easy-clean food conveyor features removable belt

By Rick Pendrous

To enhance hygiene during manufacture and protect against cross-contamination, Gough Engineering has developed an easy-clean conveyor with a removable belt – as recommended by the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) – that allows...

Warburtons was fined £1.9M for safety failings

Warburtons fined £1.9M for trapped arm

By James Ridler

Warburtons has been fined £1.9M for safety failings, after a worker’s arm was trapped against a running conveyor belt – its second fine of more than £1M this year.

Horticultural firm, William Sinclair Horticulture Ltd, was fined for safety failings

Safety failings cost horticultural firm £30k

By James Ridler

A horticultural firm was ordered to pay more than £30,000 by Bolton Magistrates court last week (June 27) for safety failings at two of its sites, after investigations by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

New test lab for tubular transfer

New test lab for tubular transfer

Materials handling specialist Flexicon has built a new test laboratory for Flexi-Disc tubular cable conveyors and integrated bulk handling equipment, allowing its customers to tailor systems to their particular needs.

High-speed moves for cereal maker

High-speed moves for cereal maker

A further high-speed carton conveyor system has been supplied to an unnamed UK cereal manufacturer by materials handling specialist Astec Conveyors, following the success of previous installations.

Baxters was fined £6,000 for safety failings

Baxters fined £6,000 for worker’s accident

By Michael Stones

Soups, sauces and spreads manufacturer Baxters has been fined £6,000, after one of its workers suffered serious injury when his hand was caught between a conveyor belt and roller.

Cageless spiral conveyor for bakery duties

Cageless spiral conveyor for bakery duties

A new cageless spiral system conveyor belt called CamEdge, designed for equipment used in bakery applications, has been introduced by metal conveyor belt manufacturer Cambridge Engineered Solutions. It is designed for cooling and proofing processes, but...

Hygienic food conveyor

Hygienic transfer of bulk foods

A new sanitary belt conveyor for transporting bulk foods on processing and packaging distribution lines has been introduced by Key Technology.

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.

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.

Fish processor invests to meet customer demands

Detector streamlines wet fish processing

Grimsby-based Whitefish processor Kirwin Brothers purchased its first Fortress ‘Phantom’ metal detector to fulfil the production requirements of a new customer.

Fish processor invests in new slicing line

Fish processor enjoys next generation drum motor

Fish processor Meralliance is using the new Interroll synchronous drum motor in its new smoked salmon slicing line. The line incorporates AB Process slicing machines with PU belt conveyors driven by synchronous drum motors to provide sequential transport...


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