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For food safety's sake...

Equipment manufacturers co-develop products to eliminate an ongoing HACCP issue and benefit food processors 

ID labels resist harsh cleaning processes

Brady’s new Toughwash Harsh Washdown Resistant Labels remain intact under the harsh cleaning processes used in the food & beverage processing industry. The new labels also alert in-line metal detectors to avoid unwanted product entering the food stream.

 
 

BCAS launches food and beverage grade compressed air best practice guidelines

New best practice guidance for food and beverage processors on the safe and efficient use of compressed air has been unveiled by the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS).Prepared in conjunction with ... 

Food industry growing to new levels of automation

Advertisement FeatureUK food prices have risen 12% in the last five years, while incomes have fallen 10%. There were seasonal shortages last year and experts are predicting worldwide food shortages ... 

A high accolade for oil-free compressors

Problem: Compressed air is an essential part of the plant control pneumatics involved in the bottling line filling operations at the Accolade Wines plant in Avonmouth. When choosing a compressed air ... 

Can drying tunnel improves cleaning operations

Problem: “We needed a better drying system because one of the most important elements during the labelling process is the dryness of the can,” said Daniel Mitrofan, manager tehnic for Scandia Food in ... 

Versatile repack

Problem: The Müller Dairy in Market Drayton is always looking to increase output, reduce costs and improve production flexibility to meet current demand and develop new opportunities. The company ... 

Dryer is a good fit

Problem: Precision Blending International’s (PBI) business consisted entirely of blending and milling diary powders for food and dairy products until it was asked to produce an agglomerated blend of ... 

Multiple benefits of standard AC drive

Problem: Fox’s Biscuits was interested in investigating the potential for energy saving on its ten Baker Perkins dough mixers at the Batley plant in West Yorkshire. Each mixer is driven by an 18.5kW ... 

Taking control from the heart of the process

Problem: FrieslandCampina has increased the capacity of its dessert and yoghurt production at Gutersloh, Germany with the construction of a new production building housing a flexible production line. ... 

Packing premixes

Problem: Devenish Nutrition, a agri-technology company that manufactures premixes, pre-starters, starters and concentrates and speciality products for the intensive livestock sector, required a high ... 

Effective effluent treatment at food group

Problem: 2 Sisters Food Group, who produce own-label and household name brands such as Foxs Biscuits and Goodfellas Pizzas, was looking for a way of breaking down any lumps and dry matter in its ... 

Smart conveyor lines-up quiches for precision baking

Advertisement FeatureWestern Mechanical Handling is using Mitsubishi Electric servo drives, PLCs and HMIs to enhance the flexibility of a collating conveyor used in quiche production In the drive to ... 

Increase capacity, maintain accuracy

Problem:?Czech confectionery manufacturer POEX wanted to increase its packing capacity while at the same time deliver accuracy and effective end-of-line inspection for enhanced product quality. The ... 

Monitoring good (and bad) vibrations

Food companies can significantly improve production line efficiency through the use of vibration monitoring, says Chris Hansford, managing director of Hansford SensorsThe cost of delayed deliveries ... 

A sound platform

When potato producer Branston recognised the need to reduce its water consumption, it took the decision to implement a water recycling system. The resultant MBR system is monitored using System ... 

Maintaining the quality of milk

Problem: Moolicious Foods required heat exchangers for a dairy application system at its factory in Moville, Ireland. The company produces small units of long-life milk for supply to the food service ... 

SCADA system is the cream of the crop

Problem: Famed for its cheese production, Parmareggio Unigrana wanted to automate its Fiordalba creamery to help it become a major butter producer too. Demand for the region’s butter was up 22% in ... 

Putting ice-creams in their place

Pick and place problems encountered on Unilever’s Twister ice lolly production line have been solved by installing new grippers from Bosch RexrothTwister ice creams are a summer favourite in the UK, ... 

Pump technology thinks inside the box

The many advantages of bag-in-box refreshment dispensing means it is becoming increasingly popular. Andrew Lager, from Xylem, describes the role Flojet’s BevJet electric diaphragm pumping technology ... 

Dealing with delicate loads

The problem of biscuits crumbling during transfer from one line to another has been solved by Ingenia Solutions using Bosch Varioflow technology.Biscuit manufacturing is a delicate business requiring ... 

Reducing wastage in multi-bag crisp packing

In another United Biscuits application, this time at the company’s Billingham site, Lock Inspection Systems has worked with the company to help improve the processing efficiency of their multi-bag ... 

Container washing is now as easy as pie

Problem: A supplier of savoury pies and puddings, Holland’s Pies, wanted to enhance performance, reliability and convenience in the wash area of its Accrington production plant. Solution: The company ... 

An aeration solution worth drinking to

Problem: A soft drinks manufacturer was keen to achieve exemplary standards in its treatment and discharge of effluent.Solution: Landia has helped the company do this with the installation of a DG-I ... 

Eliminate waste

Problem: A food process trouble shooting consultant, working for an importer and packer of fruit, wanted a tray loading machine that could eliminate product waste and increase the throughput of ... 

High speed packing of random size cases

Problem: A global snacks manufacturer was looking for a high speed solution to seal random size cases of crisps.Solution: The introduction of Endoline’s 744 Fully Automatic Random Case Sealer is ... 

Salad days are here

Problem: Willowbrook Foods, a grower and processor of vegetable salads, stir-fry and mash products in Ireland, was looking for weighing equipment that was flexible and accurate, enabling frequent ... 

 
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