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Hygienic HMIs and servo motors help minimise contamination risks

New hygienic industrial control hardware has been introduced by Rockwell Automation. The Kinetix VPH hygienic servo motors and a new stainless-steel version of the PanelView Plus 7 graphic terminal are designed to help minimise contamination and ease compliance. FULL STORY...

Organic launches continue to rise

According to recent research from Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) the total share of new global food and drink product launches with organic claims has risen from 6% to 10% between August 2009 and July 2019. FULL STORY...

Accreditation for direct contact food packaging

Rigid Containers, a supplier of sustainable corrugated packaging, has attained its first BRC Global Standards Higher Hygiene and The American Institute of Baking (AIB) certification. FULL STORY...

Are you pouring money down the drain?

Keith Hutchings questions how much thought the food and beverage industry is giving to reducing the water used in the food production process. FULL STORY...

The end of unplanned downtimes?

Any unscheduled downtime will cause a major headache for engineers in the food and beverage manufacturing sector. John Rowley believes that predictive maintenance can offer a solution. FULL STORY...

Looking at the other benefits of reduced energy usage

Every company in the food and drink industry wants to reduce its outgoings. When it comes to reducing energy usage, however, there is another huge benefit to be gained - by becoming more energy efficient, businesses can help combat global warming, says Martin Leeming. FULL STORY...

A profitably disruptive energy strategy

The basic configuration of electrical power systems for industrial and commercial applications has altered little for decades. A disruptive new technology – hybridisation – is expected to change this, according to Steve Moore. FULL STORY...

Keeping food industry print and packaging equipment moving

Equipment used in the food and packaging industry must fulfil special requirements, especially where contact with food is concerned. Specific needs include hygienic design, FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and/or EU regulation 10/2011 compliance. FULL STORY...

Condition monitoring gets flexible

A new digital vibration monitoring solution helps enable smart condition-based maintenance practices. FULL STORY...

Robotic cutter helps increase throughput

WMH has recently completed the installation of an inline robotic cutting system for a West Country desserts manufacturer. The new system will enable the customer to increase throughput as well as increase the range of products that can be cut. FULL STORY...

The digital sausage factory

Investment in cutting edge technology, including industry-specific software, has enabled an Austrian sausage producer to be at the forefront of the development of the smart food factory.FULL STORY...

Steaming into a pouch cleaning solution

The use of steam to purge and clean residue before capping of pouches has helped a baby food manufacturer to cost-effectively differentiate itself in a crowded market. FULL STORY...

Why sustainability and digitalisation should go hand in hand

Martin Leeming looks at the ways in which digital transformations are changing the packaging supply chain and increasing sustainability in food factories. FULL STORY...

Appetite for Engineering 2019 conference programme has been finalised

The programme for the annual Appetite for Engineering event will take place on 17th October at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Ansty Park, Coventry, has now been finalised. FULL STORY...

Partnership deal for food process equipment manufacturers

Two food process equipment manufacturers have signed a collaboration agreement which will see the integration of their separate technologies. FULL STORY...

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