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Weighing operations to benefit from 97-99% uptime with unique service cover

Avery Weigh-Tronix today unveils Uptime Select – a brand new range of service cover packages for weighing equipment. In an industry first, Uptime Select offers 99% operational uptime and all-... 

The right ingredients for success

From accurate weighing to contamination detection, it’s imperative that the ingredients used in food production are handled and processed carefully. Our feature looks at some examples of the ... 

Five questions you shouldn’t be afraid to ask

The food industry has a growing number of challenges to overcome in order to achieve efficient operation and profitable production. Weighing company Marco advises processors on the five important ... 

The 5 key questions everyone should ask to make their food factories more profitable….but rarely do…

Maintaining profitable momentum in today’s roller coaster economic environment is a challenging task. Whilst management recognise that focussing on short term financial stability can be counter-... 

Blending presentation and quality with speed and accuracy

Following the successful implementation of Marco’s Yield Control Module (YCM), specialist herb and micro-leaf producer Westlands has continued to invest in Marco pack-house equipment, the latest ... 

All-in-one unit

Bagging weigher allows for quick changeover

Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced the Versa RxV checkweigher for track and trace applications. Designed to meet the needs of pharmaceutical industry, and other sectors where track and trace ... 
The diversity of the product range at Aristocat Pet Supplies in Sheffield meant a reliable bagging system, that could be changed quickly and simply when new products needed to be packed, was required.... 

Packing olives to an accuracy of +/- 0.1g

Cros’frais and Arômatt are sister companies, selecting, processing and packaging some of France’s most popular brand of premium and mid-range to economy olive products respectively. With both ... 

    Weighbridge replacement fits the bill

    Problem: Ineos Chlorvinyls required two weighbridges to replace its existing mechanical pit weighbridges. The weighbridges are used for weighing vehicles transporting chlorinated paraffin packaged in ... 

    Weigh batching: the benefits of an automated system

    By David Boger, Flexicon CorporationManual weigh batching, a feature of many plants that batch-blend bulk products, involves the individual weighing of ingredients before they are charged into a ... 

    Attention to detail pays dividends...

    My facility - in common with many I suspect - has a great deal of electrical equipment accumulated over the years. We are developing maintenance and safety plans - any tips for planning safe ­... 

    Relishing the concept of traceability

    Cooked ingredients company Beacon Foods produces... roasted and chargrilled vegetables and fruit, relishes, chutneys and compotes for the food manufacturing and retail industry. The company’s MD ... 

    A win-win solution for EfW plant

    The recently completed La Collete Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in Jersey will provide a reliable and environmentally friendly means of waste disposal for the Island over the next 25 years. It will ... 

    No room for error in mushroom weighing

    Unilever Bestfoods Knorr site at Duppigheim in Alsace was experiencing problems with its volumetric machines. Laurent Ghesquière, director of the dehydrated products plant, which has 16 packing lines,... 

    Hygienic weighing

    Mettler Toledo has introduced a range of food scales suitable for manual weighing tasks in hygienically sensitive areas. The ICS range is designed to make operation, maintenance and traceability ... 

    Automated bagging increases throughput

    Faced with a recent increase in demand, Skinners Pet Foods, a producer of dog food, has automated its manual bagging operation using equipment from Pacepacker Services. The subsequent installation of ... 

    Bagger/weigher saves floor space

    An integrated multihead weigher and bagging machine for mid-speed duties has been introduced by PFM Packaging Machinery. The ZC1 handles dry goods such as confectionery, pet food, granular products, ... 

    High accuracy weigh scale

    The new Avery Berkel XM weighing scale range is available from South Coast Systems. Featuring coloured touch screen technology with intuitive user interface, it provides fast, direct access to ... 

    Scales increase precision for moulding process

    Cooked ingredients company Beacon Foods produces... roasted and chargrilled vegetables and fruit, relishes, chutneys and compotes for the food manufacturing and retail industry. The company’s MD ... 

    Sweet solution provides greater accuracy

    A manufacturer of liquorice pastilles needed to reduce product giveaway by as much as 10% to maximise throughput. The sweets were packed into 23g cartons using volumetric fillers. In order ... 

    Diverting weigh hopper streamlines filling operations

    As part of a phased upgrade of the Askew & Barrett (Pulses) factory in Wisbech, Chronos BTH has supplied a new combined open-mouth bagging and FIBC filling system. The system is being used to ... 
  • Sweet solution keeps check on quality
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