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Multi-head weighers for free-flowing products

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Multi-head weighers for free-flowing products

By Rick Pendrous

A series of mid-range multi-head weighers for the high performance weighing of free-flowing and semi-sticky products for dry, fresh and frozen foods, has been launched by Ishida.

Automation of leek packing reduces manual handling

Weighing spotlight

Automation of leek packing reduces manual handling

By Rick Pendrous

Pre-packed salad and vegetable packhouses across the UK – including leek suppliers – often use fixed weight weighing systems to minimise giveaway and waste.

Tulip gets bespoke sausage line

Tulip gets bespoke sausage line

By Rick Pendrous

A bespoke line for handling 2.7t of frozen cocktail sausages every hour has been installed at Tulip's factory in Ruskington, Lincolnshire.

Faccenda using Rotobatcher for manual styling of fresh chicken cutups in trays

Faccenda reduces chicken giveaway

By Rick Pendrous

Chicken processor Faccenda Foods has installed a flexible and space-efficient system for the accurate weighing and packing of chicken legs and drumsticks.

Bespoke line for IQF ready meals

Bespoke line for IQF ready meals

German frozen food manufacturer Jütro Tiefkühlkost has installed a bespoke packing line from Ishida to handle the weighing, sealing and checkweighing of individually quick frozen (IQF) ready meals.

Meat and fish firms could benefit from more efficiency

Robotic grader for fish and poultry

Weighing and packing equipment specialist Ishida Europe has extended its portfolio of kit for poultry, meat and fish packaging with the addition of a novel system that improves yield and efficiency.

Open house for meat processing

Open house for meat processing

The latest developments in meat and poultry weighing, grading, packing and quality control were showcased by Ishida Europe last month (April 14-30) in a series of demonstrations at its UK headquarters in Birmingham.

Ishida offers bespoke fixed-weight fish fillet packs

Ishida offers bespoke fixed-weight fish fillet packs

A bespoke weighing system has been developed by Ishida for German seafood processor Deutsche See Fischmanufaktur, which weighs just two large fresh fish fillets for a fixed-weight pack while keeping the overall weight close to target.

Box labeller for wet and dry food applications

Box labeller for wet and dry food applications

A box and crate labeller from Marel has been upgraded to extend its use to wet seafood processing environments. A waterproof chassis and indicator has been added to the OCM9500 so that it can withstand full washdown to IP69K, subject to the printer being...

Crisp firm installs new weigher

Weigher is crisp on accuracy

The latest Ishida multihead weigher to be installed at Pipers Crisps factory in Lincolnshire is a 14-head CCW-R series model in a ‘crisp’ specification to handle product quickly and gently throughout the weighing process. This new packing line also includes...

New grader can weigh 200 food products a minute

New grader is fast and flexible

Ishida Europe has launched a “smart, easy-to-use solution” for a wide range of meat, fish and poultry batching and grading applications.

Weighty problem: more than half of Britons tried to lose weight last year

29M Brits tried to lose weight last year

By Michael Stones

More than half of Britain – 29M people or 55% of the population – tried to lose weight in the 12 months to September 2013, while diet food sales showed only modest growth, reveals research from Mintel.

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