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OPEX and CAPEX challenges posed by Covid-19

Sue Springett shares insights from a recent survey asking about the impact that Covid-19 has had on the food processing sector. FULL STORY...

Vision inspection solution doesn’t miss a thing

To make sure that no out of specification packaged products leave the factory, one manufacturer relies on customised inspection systems with inspection cameras. FULL STORY...

Winterbotham Darby invests in its Squeaky Bean brand

Winterbotham Darby, a UK supplier of chilled Mediterranean and plant based foods, has announced a £5 million investment into the operations of its plant-based meat alternative brand, Squeaky Bean. As a result, the company will open a second dedicated plant-based manufacturing facility at Milton Keynes. FULL STORY...

Demonstrating the life-cycle of sustainable pallets

A Sussex-based plastic pallet company has released further insights into its mission to reduce plastic waste, having already recycled 760 tonnes of plastic that would otherwise be destined for landfill. FULL STORY...

Free Webinar: Increase Efficiency with a Central Vacuum Supply

8 Sept at 11am. Central vacuum systems can provide significant energy savings for the food industry. In this free webinar, a vacuum solutions expert from Busch UK will provide insight into the benefits of centralising your vacuum supply. FULL STORY...

Integrated products to enhance both energy and performance efficiencies

Lafert Electric Motors is delighted to be exhibiting at the PPMA show (Sept 28-30, Stand A64), the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and packaging machinery. It will be great to once more engage in face-to-face communication with our current and hopefully future customers. FULL STORY...

Why Food Processing businesses should compare energy prices

All businesses are keen to find ways to reduce their overheads. However, many businesses are still missing out on significant potential savings by failing to compare energy prices. As food processing businesses often run particularly high energy usage, failing to switch energy suppliers could be costly. Here, British Business Energy look at the benefits of using an energy comparison to find the right energy supplier. FULL STORY...

End-to-end automated packaging solution

ULMA Packaging UK has added to its FLOW-VAC machinery portfolio with the new FV 55 SD flow pack wrapping machine. FULL STORY...

Making a case for investment in smart factory technology

Making a major investment – particularly when it involves transformative technologies – can be daunting. Andy Macpherson offers some advice for those considering implementing a smart factory strategy. FULL STORY...

Finding the right conveyor for a food production environment

Helen Northcott offers advice on identifying conveyors and systems that will withstand the rigours of a demanding food manufacturing environment. FULL STORY...

Cutting it with the help of vision technology

The potential of 3D vision, AI, robotics and waterjet cutting technology to automate the traditionally labour-intensive task of trimming of vegetables has already been demonstrated for brussels sprouts, leeks and swede. Paul Wilson reports. FULL STORY...

Moving to HFO-based process cooling systems

Dave Palmer highlights some important considerations for the food and beverage industry’s transition to low GWP, HFO-based cooling systems. FULL STORY...

Visualisation tool for food safety risk management

Campden BRI has introduced a tool, known as Bowtie, which has been adapted to help the food and drink industry manage risk. The tool allows risks to be visualised and communicated in a simple diagram that resembles a bow tie. FULL STORY...

Uncompromising circumferential piston pump

Performance, hygiene and ease of servicing are all essential to hygienic processes. Yet manufacturers across the dairy, food, beverage, and confectionery industries often compromise on one essential to achieve another. FULL STORY...

A cool carbon reduction solution

Suzanne Gill reports on the role that refrigeration systems can play in reducing overall energy consumption, helping food and beverage companies achieve more sustainable production practices. FULL STORY...

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