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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. 

Screw conveyor takes material from multiple outlets

Manufacturing product file

Screw conveyor takes material from multiple outlets

By Rick Pendrous

A flexible screw conveyor, which has a trough hopper that can receive material from multiple outlets of feeders, grinders, blenders and other equipment, has been introduced by Flexicon.

Ishida makes X-ray a focal point

PPMA Total Show 2016 Preview

Ishida makes X-ray a focal point

By Rick Pendrous

Models from Ishida Europe’s newly-launched X-ray range will form the centrepiece of the company’s stand at the show, which will also showcase the company’s abilities in multi-head weighing, tray sealing and checkweighing.

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.

Eco-friendly R290 flake ice making machine launched

Eco-friendly R290 flake ice making machine launched

Hubbard Systems has launched the Scotsman MF 57, a modular flake ice machine that runs on an eco-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerant R290, in response to increasing pressure to reduce industry's environmental impact.

Baby food  moved using vacuum conveyor system

Baby food moved using vacuum conveyor system

An unnamed baby food manufacturer has boosted productivity by installing a flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) filler and vacuum conveyor system from Spiroflow.

Entry-level multi-head weighers

Entry-level multi-head weighers

Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK’s new Alpha Advance series of entry-level multi-head weighers was unveiled at the Processing & Packaging Machinery Association exhibition at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham last month.

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