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Vertical form, fill and seal advances

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Vertical form, fill and seal advances

By Rick Pendrous

GEA’s latest vertical form, fill and seal (VFFS) packaging systems were on display at the recent Interpack show in Düsseldorf, Germany. 

Integrated inspection of food-to-go packs

Integrated inspection of food-to-go packs

By Rick Pendrous

Frozen and chilled ready meals and food-to-go can now be inspected using a combination X5c X-ray and checkweighing unit from Loma Systems, which has been developed with these uses in mind.

Magnets remove rogue metal debris

PPMA Total Show 2016 preview

Magnets remove rogue metal debris

By Rick Pendrous

The Hydrohansu-type rotating cleanflow magnet will be on show. Developed in collaboration with food processors, it was recently introduced by Dutch company Goudsmit Magnetics Group.

MH Poskitt has installed a new carrot handling line

Carrot packer automates work

By Rick Pendrous

Vegetable and combinable crops processor MH Poskitt has installed a carrot handling line at its Goole facility in East Yorkshire.

Munson launches miniature rotary batch mixer

Munson launches miniature rotary batch mixer

A miniature rotary batch mixer, which blends up to 28 litres of dry bulk ingredients, with or without liquid additions, in ratios down to one part per million in two to three minutes, is now available from Munson.

Bakery firms offered cost saving kit

Polin’s practical planetary mixers

Italian manufacturer Polin has developed a range of planetary mixers for industrial bakeries that is said to offer a practical and cost effective solution for high-volume applications.

GEA acquires pump firm Hilge

GEA acquires pump firm Hilge

GEA has acquired hygienic pump supplier Hilge in a move designed to strengthen its position in the hygienic and aseptic process environments.

Quality control in a compact package

Quality control in a compact package

A range of super space-saving combination checkweighing and metal detection units has been introduced, which is claimed to have up to 30% smaller footprint than similar systems.

UK food firms to benefit from bin activator

Bin activator prevents flow blockages

A new bin activator has been launched into the UK market that will help manufacturers eliminate material flow problems that can lead to potentially dangerous blockages in factory piping or tubing applications.

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