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Food Processing Awards 2014: Call for Nominations
Food Processing is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the Food Processing Awards 2014. The Awards will take place at Hinckley Island Hotel on 21 October 2014. ....

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Robotics & Automation

KR FORTEC – The new heavy-duty robot series from KUKA
Article image Strong. Stonger. KR FORTEC. In its new heavy-duty series, KUKA Roboter GmbH rounds out the heavy-duty segment. The new robots cover the payload range from 360 to 600 kg, closing the gap to the service-proven KR 1000 titan.

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Packaging

Integra 320, the new robotized blister packaging line
Article image Innovative, ergonomic, designed to be installed in rooms with different class, and to save time and costs. The new integrated robotized blister line Integra 320 is a mix of innovation of the best Italian technology.

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Environment

Veolia re-energises in the UK
Article image Veolia has announced its sister company Dalkia plc, will be fully integrating with the UK group and adopting the Veolia brand name.

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Hygiene

All-in-one safety gate system for PL e safety and efficiency
Article image Pilz is launching the PSENsgate 2 safety gate system that combines safety gate monitoring (for prevention of unexpected startup), safe guard locking (to prevent access while hazards are present), various control elements, an emergency stop pushbutton (E-stop) and escape release (for personnel who become trapped in the hazardous area) all in one system, up to the highest category PL e as per EN ISO 13849-1 (BS EN ISO 13849-1 in the UK).

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Temperature

Eaton launches new robust high temperature safety switches for Zone 22 hazardous dust applications
Article image Power management company Eaton has announced that its Crouse-Hinds division has extended its range of safety switchgear with a new series of robust safety switches.

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Logistics

Carrier Transicold’s NaturaLINE™ Trial Wins Motor Transport’s Innovation Award
Motor Transport honoured Carrier Transicold with its prestigious Innovation Award for a joint project with Sainsbury’s to trial the world’s first temperature-controlled trailer using the natural refrigerant carbon dioxide (CO2).

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Pumps & Drives

GEA heat pump for the food industry
We have recognised that there is a large amount of heat which can be recovered from the refrigeration plant in the food industry.

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Meat & Dairy

2 Sisters Food Group welcomes FSA inspection findings
Article image 2 Sisters Food Group has announced the outcome of the recent Food Standards Agency (FSA) audits at two of its chicken processing sites. Both sites – at Scunthorpe and Llangefni – have passed the rigorous audit processes which were carried out on July 25th. Scunthorpe has been rated as “Good” and Llangefni as “Generally satisfactory”. The audit follows unfounded allegations in the national media about alleged hygiene issues at both sites. 

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Foodstuffs & Beverages

UK ingredients firm targets booming food market in S.E Asia
UK-based food coatings specialist Bowman Ingredients has continued its global expansion with the launch of a new company in Thailand.

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Energy Efficiency

Hi-Line Tundra dryers even more efficient
Article image The Tundra range of refrigerant air dryers from Hi-line Industries are now supplied with an ultra high-efficiency, single-cell heat exchanger, providing improved condensate removal combined with a reduction in energy usage.

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Machinery

Snack food packing solutions with high flexibility and fast payback
Article image Ishida Europe has developed a range of entry-level weigher/bagmaker combination units which offer an economic, medium speed solution for food manufacturers.

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Weighing

MCheck 2Fast, accurate checkweighing for the food industry
Marel’s new MCheck 2 Checkweigher, launched at Marel’s Packing, Labeling and Dispatch event on June 11, combines high levels of accuracy with flexibility and capacity. 

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