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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.

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.

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.

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.

Same vision but less energy consumption

Same vision but less energy consumption

Mettler-Toledo says its new Safeline X-ray system gives the same high level of foreign body detection sensitivity as a traditional X-ray system but using only a fifth of the energy.

Fix the mix for organic granola

Fix the mix for organic granola

German organic food producer Barnhouse is using an Ajax Equipment continuous mixer and batch mixer to make organic crunchy granola for breakfast cereals on a new process line.

Nut butter manufacturer boosts output by 500%

Nut butter manufacturer boosts output by 500%

The combined application of Flexicon stainless steel screw conveyors and a range of bulk bag unloaders has helped manufacturers of the MaraNatha brand of organic and natural nut butters to increase productivity five-fold.

Walk-in cold store flat packed

Walk-in cold store flat packed

The Modular Box from Kingspan is a flat-pack walk-in cold store that combines high levels of performance with ease of assembly. The flat-pack store can be specified in any colour, including a stainless steel finish, and also offers a choice of thickness,...

The worm has turned

The worm has turned

With the heat rising on demand for summer barbecue products, equipment supplier UFM has launched the first industrial grinder capable of processing...

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