Ishida and snack food system provider Heat and Control have revealed a new complete line

Ishida and Heat and Control reveal complete line

By Aidan Fortune

As part of their proposal to establish a stronger collaborative alliance, providing food industry customers with full “end to end” processing and packaging lines, equipment firm Ishida and snack food system provider Heat and Control held an open house...

The Fuji Vision system is mounted in the film-drive roller housing

Integrated vision comes into focus

By Paul Gander

The pressure on the food industry to align more with the automation, quality control, traceability and wider security standards of sectors such as pharmaceuticals appears to be feeding through, at least in the availability of integrated vision systems...

Packaging roll handling equipment on show

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Packaging roll handling equipment on show

By Rick Pendrous

Supplier of converting, packaging and printing equipment Jarshire will demonstrate handling equipment from Dotec. The highlight will be the new Dotec roll handler quick change concept.

Engelmann & Buckham's Volpak high-speed pouch-filling line in operation

Investment in new packaging kit is picking up

By Paul Gander

The willingness of food and drink companies, especially start-ups, to invest in equipment for new product and packaging started to grow in 2015 for the first time since 2007, according to rejuvenated machinery business Engelmann & Buckham (E&B).

Derek Coulson warned most firms failed to address CE audits

EU machine compliance fears

By Paul Gander

Companies purchasing packaging machinery on the assumption that it meets CE-marking and other EU regulations should go through a rigorous pre-acceptance checklist with the supplier, according to one machine safety specialist, or risk facing prosecution...

CMB canmaking Academy extends its training kit

CMB canmaking Academy extends its training kit

Canmaking machinery provider CMB Engineering has installed one of its 3400 Die Necker multi-stage machines into its Academy based in Shipley, West Yorkshire. This will allow CMB to provide its customers’ engineers with training in a non-production environment.

Drives handle harsh celery processing conditions

Drives handle harsh celery processing conditions

East Anglian manufacturer of automation equipment for handling and processing fresh produce, Ambit Projects, has been working with Nord Drivesystems' UK subsidiary on machines specifically designed for hostile and high hygiene environments.

German packaging firm can produce 81,000 PET containers an hour

Blow moulders help to cut costs

German packaging machinery specialist Krones has developed a blow moulder that can produce 81,000 polyethylene terephthalate (PET) beverage containers an hour, which are then filled with product and labelled in a single operation. The equipment is already...

High-pressure water cuts its cake

High-pressure water cuts its cake

After introducing new frozen products that would have been difficult to cut automatically with conventional machinery, a UK cake manufacturer has invested in two waterjet cutting machines from Spanish firm, Metronics Technologies. The machines are equipped...

Reconditioned model seals deal

Reconditioned model seals deal

To ensure that investment can continue despite budgetary restrictions, Quorn Foods has purchased a reconditioned T400 traysealer from Multivac for its plant at Methwold in Norfolk.

The HSE accused Thorntons of putting its staff at risk

Thorntons fined £20,000 after worker injury

By Tom Chandler

Chocolate retailer Thorntons has been accused of putting its staff at risk and fined £20,000, after a worker's finger was dragged into a wrapping machine at its Derbyshire site.

Well wrapped up

Well wrapped up

By Rod Addy

With cash tight, users of packaging machinery want even better value for money in their purchases - as well as everything else. Rod Addy reports


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