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Biometric access control offers a complete security package to process facility managers www.ievoreader.com Shaun Oakes, Managing Director of ievo Ltd, the Newcastle-based manufacturer of biometric recognition systems, explains how modern fingerprint scanners prove a highly cost-effective and superior alternative to traditional access control methods for the food & drink processing and packaging sector which offers managers additional benefits. The risk to the food and drink industry from accidental contamination breaches right up to food terrorism increases annually with facility managers requiring a robust security strategy to balance safety, reliability and accuracy whilst adhering to risk management assessments. With increasing
When this technology is then seamlessly
The readers are also designed for both
linked to advanced time & attendance
external and internal use and are equipped
software, facility and site managers have a
with an internal thermostat controlled
multi-level security system which prevents
heater allowing them to operate in
non-authorised access to different areas of
conditions as low as -20˚C and, being
the plant and records time and attendance
IP65 rated, they also function in adverse
data – a further benefit for managers
where continuous operations is common
pressure on profit margins in the whole
and production staff work 24/7 shift
The readers can be installed to work
sector, it is vital to find a balance between
with a variety of access points such as
essential security and available investment without compromising on safety.
turnstiles, barriers, doors etc. and integrate Biometric solutions can help alleviate
into existing access control systems
a number of risk issues, allowing for
from well-known manufacturers such as
The growth of modern biometric access
greater accountability, staff tracking and
Paxton, PAC, Honeywell and Nortech, with
control systems linked to time and
monitoring, accurate health & safety and
more integration options constantly being
attendance software, is now able to provide
fire safety records, along with a deeper
released. ievo systems can be customised
a highly cost-effective security system that
layer of multi-level access security, all
with a variety of options depending on
not only controls who goes into which areas
of which helps builds a sophisticated
requirements of the installation/end user,
of a processing plant, but can also provide
risk management technique to provide
but using biometrics as an identifier, food
vital data for health & safety, payroll and
robust liability. This approach to security
and drink process facility managers can be
other HR requirements.
protocol could be seen as a benefit to risk
sure that only those with permissions will
management assessments, and has the
be able to access specific areas without the
Whilst access control has traditionally relied
potential to help reduce risk and possibly
additional cost of dedicated access control
on key fobs, PINs or swipe card technology
even insurance premiums.
The flagship of the ievo range, the
The result is a highly secure recognition
CPNI-approved ievo ultimate™, scans
system unaffected by lost or stolen fobs
and captures data using multispectral
or swipe cards and one that cannot be
imaging (MSI) technology where multiple
deceived by the entry of fraudulent PIN’s
light sources read not only the surface
into numeric key pads, coupled with a
of the skin, but also data points from the
data acquisition system that supplies
subsurface level (up to 4mm deep) of a
reliable information for payroll, flexi-time,
finger. These different light sources can
absenteeism control and holiday planning.
penetrate levels of moisture and debris
Just as importantly, this flexible integration
present on the skin to read data points
eliminates the need for multiple systems
below which produces a high number of
and installations, which can prove costly
uniquely identifiable data points to be
to both time and resources, and can be
recognised and used for a more accurate,
adapted or upgraded as businesses or
reliable and efficient verification process.
properties grow and develop.
as identifying measures, biometrics offer a more advanced and adaptive solution. Numeric codes and cards can be forgotten, swopped, lost or even stolen allowing potential access to unauthorised personnel, resulting in possible security breaches, or systems could be exploited for time and attendance records. Biometric technology provides a solution that captures unique biometric data to infallibly determine identify of the individual who is present. The data cannot be shared, or replicated, and fingerprint readers themselves have built in systems to identify and deny access to ‘fake fingerprints’.
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Ishida Solution Solves Problem Of Water Ingress For Fresh And Frozen Weighing Applications Ishida Europe has introduced an internal moisture sensor and monitoring system for its latest
packing environment. While models for these applications
damage that can result in expensive downtime and repairs.
typically have appropriate IP ratings
The Ishida solution is three dew
and waterproof washdown designs,
and temperature sensors which
these cannot prevent incidents such
are placed at key points within the
as doors and drive weigh units being
weigher â€“ under the top cover, in the
loosely torqued, or doors being
turret and in the main body. These
inadvertently left open, even if just
provide a constant monitoring of
for a short while. In addition, air
humidity levels within the weigher
purge systems designed to push out
and send out a series of escalating
moist air may be poorly maintained
alerts to operators if levels become
and lead to humid air being used.
too high. There are three stages of
Excessive water or humidity within a
alerts. A humidity level of between
Water ingress is a common problem
multihead weigher will cause loss of
70% and 79% triggers a yellow alert.
in the fresh and frozen weighing and
machine performance and significant
This humidity can typically be cleared
multihead weighers, which will enable fresh and frozen food producers to more easily control and prevent water ingress into their critical production equipment. Coupled with Ishidaâ€™s advanced Sentinel monitoring and reporting system, this will ensure an enhanced performance and longer term
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by use of the air purge system
The new moisture sensors can be
compromised,” explains Ian Atkinson,
to remove the moisture from the
linked with Ishida’s recently-launched
Ishida Europe’s Business Manager
and unique Sentinel Reporting,
EMEA – Multihead Weighers. “As a
Intervention and Service packs.
result, operators may be unaware of
Humidity levels between 80% and
major faults until it is too late to take
89% - which could occur if the air
These combine immediate alerts
purge system itself is compromised
to water ingress problems with an
- creates a red alert that results in
in-depth historic analysis of each
the weigher’s Remote Control Unit’s
issue as and when it occurred. This
“The availability of our moisture
power being automatically switched
more in-depth level of monitoring
sensors, together with the real time
off. It cannot then be switched back
enables specific areas that may need
reporting capabilities of Sentinel,
on until moisture levels have dropped
attention to be highlighted. The
eliminates this problem so that
below the 80% threshold.
ability to take immediate action for
the weighers are able deliver
any of these issues will ensure that
their highest speeds and accuracy
the weigher can maintain a longer
unimpeded, and in this way maintain
constant high production throughput
Anything above the 90% critical level will see a bespoke input/output module come into operation. This can be configured to customer requirements such as an audible alarm or a series of beacon warning lights to indicate that critical moisture levels have been reached.
“Our multihead weighers are
remedial action, leading to unwanted downtime and frustration.
renowned for their reliability and
The moisture sensing options are
efficiency, but the downside to
available on all Ishida RV and RVE WP
this is that the machines can still
models and are fitted as standard
continue to operate for a long time
to the company’s fixed Sector
even in harsh environments where
Solution models for fresh and frozen
their levels of protection have been
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Quick wins with Blue Planet Packaging - Solutions which don’t cost the Earth!
Modern consumers are demanding action in relation to plastic packaging with Blue Planet II images vivid in their
make the difference? Only time will tell.
minds and the daily reminder in our
But what about the quick wins? In all this
littered hedgerows and streams. There
excitement and rush for improvement
is no point denying that plastic waste
there is one immediate solution which
is accumulating across the planet at an
cannot be contradicted - start using less
unacceptable rate –blighting landscapes,
packaging from today.
polluting streams, rivers and oceans and harming wildlife.
There is so much that can be done so quickly to reduce your contribution to
There are wide ranging discussions relating to many aspects and possible remedies, such as: n
Removing plastic packaging and replacing with entirely “non-plastic” alternatives
Awareness and education to reduce littering
Better recycling facilities which are more accessible to consumers
Use of bio-degradable products
Introducing packaging free aisles in
passionate about and have conducted
some merit, all have drawbacks and
over 175 Lean Integrated Packaging
implementation challenges. There
Surveys (LIPS) in UK Food Factories which
will be cost involved - new stock, new
have collectively identified average waste
methods, new machinery and trials
reductions of 53%. In 2017 alone, we
causing production interruptions and
delivered a staggering 219,386KG waste
potential food waste. R&D budgets will
saving for our new customers. In Co2
need ramping up and NPD resources
savings, that’s the equivalent of 1089
will be challenged – but we will live with
fewer cars on the road!
this as British manufacturing rises to the challenges in true style.
Could you reduce plastic packaging on
More analysis to establish the root
Can we eliminate plastic? Are we taking
Together, we can help each other to
causes of this waste dilemma
the correct approach? Will these actions
continue this staggering waste reduction.
plastic pollution. It’s something we are Whilst all these opinions have
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Arla Foods is the first to choose SIG’s innovative Arla Foods Germany is the first
company to opt for the innovative
SIGNATURE PACK from SIG – the world’s first aseptic carton pack that is 100% linked to plant-based renewable material. Arla now offers its 1 litre 1.5% and 3.8% organic milk (Arla® BIO Weidemilch) in the SIGNATURE PACK. Responding to consumer demand
SIGNATURE PACK cartons are made from 77% paper board from wood and 23% plant-based polymers through mass balancing. This means that for the polymers used in the
By choosing SIG’s innovative
SIGNATURE PACK, an equivalent
SIGNATURE PACK, Arla is
amount of bio-based feedstock
demonstrating its commitment to
went into the manufacturing of the
sustainability as it strives to increase
polymers. To ensure the integrity
the market share of its organic
of this process, the mass balancing
dairy products. Arla’s organic milk
is certified through internationally
cartons now carry a clear message
to consumers: buying this pack promotes the use of renewable raw materials to protect fossil resources while making a positive impact in reducing the CO2 level compared with a standard carton pack.
The packs are aluminium-free, while maintaining product quality. Their carbon footprint is 72% lower than a standard SIG carton pack of the same format, based on a life cycle assessment (CB-100732
Elise Bijkerk, Marketing Director
of 02.03.2018) carried out by
at Arla Foods Germany said: “The
independent experts using the ISO
SIGNATURE PACK from SIG is a great
14040 international standard.
match for our Arla® BIO Weidemilch. Consumers that choose for our pure Arla® BIO Weidemilch also have an increasingly strong interest in sustainable packaging. With the value-added pack from SIG, we can demonstrate our commitment to transparency and our holistic approach to sustainability across the value chain. We are happy to be the first company to use SIGNATURE PACK and to be able to offer consumers in Germany this solution.” 10 FDPP - www.fdpp.co.uk
These credentials are displayed on Arla’s organic milk packs, together with the FSCTM label which shows consumers that the wood-based content comes from well-managed forests and other controlled sources
audited certification schemes (ISCC PLUS and TÜV SÜD CMS71) to ensure strict traceability and accountability. The SIGNATURE PACK is one of the latest innovations supporting SIG’s Way Beyond Good ambitions to offer customers the most sustainable food packaging solutions and contribute more to society and the environment than it takes out. Martin Herrenbrueck, President and General Manager Europe at SIG, commented: “With Arla we have found a partner who shares our vision of creating a more sustainable future by doing more for the environment and reducing the consumption of fossil resources. By choosing the SIGNATURE PACK, Arla is getting the benefits of a global innovation that better cares for the environment and caters for consumer
in accordance to FSC requirements.
The polymers that make up the rest
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Robots Fit For Food Production A combination of economic drivers
determine which technology is best suited
Integrating robots further upstream in
and future concerns over long term
for bacteria control, and to show how
the manufacturing process does bring
labour resources within the UKâ€™s food
European Hygienic Engineering & Design
additional complications, including the
manufacturing sector has initiated a
Group (EHEDG) hygienic guidelines have
variability of food products, the fragile
significant rise in interest towards robots
been used to improve the engineering of
and often perishable characteristics of the
in recent times.
product to be handled, high production
However, as robots continue to move
Historically, robots first found their
further upstream in the manufacturing
way into the food-manufacturing
processes, the requirements for
sector through end of line packaging
Todayâ€™s robot technologies have
cleanliness, hygiene and food safety
and palletizing applications. The ready
successfully addressed the issues of high
become more stringent. This means
availability of robots with a high payload
speed, and deal with product variability
that robot manufacturers, system
capacity and large work envelopes made
and positioning through the use of
integrators and end users must give
them the ideal fit for these relatively
sophisticated sensors and machine vision
serious consideration, not only to adhering
simple applications. Safety considerations
systems. In addition, clever and innovative
to current food safety directives, but
within these applications were focused
gripper concepts have made it possible for
ensuring that the type of robot used and
entirely on protecting operators through
robots to handle a vast array of different
its design characteristics are appropriate
the use of fencing and / or light-guard
for the specific application.
systems. Other than maintaining the
In this article by Staubli UKâ€™s Laurence Wood, robot technologies are considered from a cleanliness standpoint to
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integrity of the cartons and populated pallet, within this environment there are minimal requirements and few considerations in relation to hygiene.
speeds and of course a much greater emphasis on cleanliness and hygiene.
From a hygiene and cleanliness perspective, using robots does eliminate the many potential opportunities for human borne sources of contamination
during food handling. However, the type
result of this collaboration over a number
In sensitive environments, where
of robot used, and equally importantly,
of years has been the development of
operating temperatures range between
its design characteristics, require detailed
a consistent, high-performance and
4°C and 10°C, condensation, oil expansion
consideration if the highest standards
cleanable robot designed specifically for
and cooling off occur within a few minutes.
of cleanliness and food safety are to be
sensitive food industries.
The effect of the heat generated by the
maintained within hygienically sensitive environments. Little will be achieved if the potential human sources of contamination
A primary objective of the project was to consider the potential sources of
robot is most noticeable when the robot reaches the end of the production cycle.
contamination, and how best to eliminate
The ideal conditions for bacterial
them. This encompassed a detailed review
growth inside a robot include: medium
of not only by the mechanical elements
temperatures between 15°C and
of the robot, but also how the working
40°C; water presence and activity;
The HE project – developing a clean robot
environment and temperatures could
vapour condensation drawn from the
for sensitive environments
influence the generation of contaminates.
environment directly into the robot
A collaborative study between the
Of the three main types of robot used
European Hygienic Engineering & Design
within the food-manufacturing sector:
Group (EHEDG), ECOLAB (Minneapolis,
Delta, 4-axis and 6-axis, the Delta
MN) and STÄUBLI ROBOTICS, known as
configuration holds the greatest potential
The collaboration and study, took into
the Humid Environment (HE) Project,
for contamination. The architecture of
account multiple factors including:
set out with the goal of achieving
this type of robot means that its motors,
robot arm design, potential for bacterial
technological advances that would elevate
transmission oils, retention zones and the
contamination, retention zones, dielectric
the standards of hygiene for robots used
overhead mounting frame itself, are all
exchanges between cleaning solutions
in sensitive environments to the highest
located directly above the food product.
and the various metals used in the arm
are replaced by others resulting from the use of robots of an inappropriate design or
Another factor which is not always
(including bacteria); neutral pH; and most significantly, lack of access for cleaning the inner parts of the equipment.
construction and surface treatments.
The project brought together
considered carefully enough, is that during
Ultimately, the cooperative study showed
dairy manufacturers, freezing and
operation a robot can heat up to 70°C,
that ‘HE grade’ can be considered as a
thermoforming equipment manufacturers
especially when installed within a high-
recommended standard for use in the
and robot manufacturers familiar with
design and engineering of both 4-axis
EHEDG guidelines and specifications. The
and 6-axis robots. To achieve enhanced
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hygienic features a HE robot should be
bacteria such as salmonella and listeria
Staubli worked with a manufacturer of
used. Parallel (or delta) architecture robot
detergents and sterilization products
design is not recommended and any delta robots used in sensitive food production areas should be covered to prevent
Secondly, the connectors are integrated into the body of the robot so that all of the
equipment can be cleaned. The equipment
Staubli’s growing range of “HE Grade”
pressurised arms eliminate the risk of
robots are designed with two things in
contamination. The robot arms are water-
mind. Firstly, the arm’s exterior is designed
tight, and designed to allow water to
to comply with EHEDG recommendations
drain away. To make sure the robots can
on minimizing water retention to prevent
withstand frequent wash down cycles,
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Impact Handling acquires Bendigo Mitchell to consolidate midlands coverage Impact Handling continues to strengthen its UK operation with the acquisition of Midlands-based Fork Lift Truck Specialist Bendigo Mitchell. The acquisition brings the total number of wholly owned Impact branches across the UK to twelve, further supported by its seven dedicated dealer sites and a workforce of over 200 mobile technicians. Bendigo Mitchell will now offer the full Impact premium brand product portfolio, led by the acclaimed Cat Lift Trucks range of material handling and warehouse equipment. “The coming together of the businesses will result in a wider range of product choice, enhanced service support and greater value for Bendigo Mitchell’s customers as well as for other lift truck users across the midlands”, said outgoing Bendigo Mitchell Managing Director Duncan Nealon. He went on to say, “The two businesses really do represent the perfect fit, with a shared belief in the value of truly personal service, delivered at a local level, and of the importance of ensuring customers have the right machines for their specific applications – so the synergies were obvious”. Impact is the sole UK and Ireland distributor for Cat Lift Trucks and maintains over 10,000 customer machines across the UK. Impact also exclusively distributes Konecranes lift trucks, Carer heavy duty electric fork Lifts, Rocla automated guided vehicles and Spijkstaal electric vehicles in the UK, as well as being
an official dealer for a range of specialist
the needs of lift truck users in the area, no
matter how large or small their fleet.”
Terry Kendrew, Managing Director of
Alongside Impact’s extensive new product
Impact Handling commented, “We are
inventory, Bendigo Mitchell will also
excited to welcome Bendigo Mitchell into
have access to Impact’s in-house flexible
the Impact family and look forward to
financing, nationwide short term hire
building on their excellence in customer
fleet and it’s factory approved refurbished
service, now with the full backing of our
nationwide support network, extensive product inventory and OEM parts supply.” He went on to say, “Strategically for Impact this consolidates our capability in the Midlands region and means we are now better placed than ever to support
Impact is a subsidiary of South African based enX Group, which holds interests in the distribution of industrial equipment, materials handling, commercial and public service vehicles.
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Hi Europe & Ni celebrates 10th edition with inspiring events programme With healthy foods and beverages more in demand than ever before, Health ingredients (Hi) Europe & Natural ingredients (Ni) is adding new features that cover the expanding market’s reach into current consumer lifestyles. Europe’s leading health, natural and nutrition show, Hi Europe & Ni, is celebrating its 10th edition with a move to a larger hall at Messe Frankfurt this year. From 27-29 November 2018, visitors will be able to access all of the show’s many features and live events under one roof.
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In addition, the Healthy Finished Products Expo will launch this year and Health & Nutrition Week will run once again, following a successful debut in 2016. Located in the heart of Germany, the leading European market for health and nutrition, Hi Europe & Ni is the premier nutritional ingredients event, offering the best in business opportunities, networking connections, trend insights and product development solutions. The industry has evolved significantly in recent years and, as vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian lifestyles
move from niche to mainstream, the market is entering a new era of clean label food and beverage products with rising numbers of natural, organic, functional or “free from” claims. According to Euromonitor, products positioned towards food intolerance, fortified, functional, naturally healthy or organic are expected to enjoy global growth of 5 percent in retail value terms every year until 2020. In contrast, products with reduced sugar, caffeine or fat content will grow at just 1 percent. The “naturally
healthy” sector is ripe for innovation: valued at €251bn in 2015, further growth of more than €63bn is expected by 2020. Hi Europe & Ni 2018 will reflect this booming marketplace with numerous not-to-be-missed highlights. Spanning three days, the event provides a complete overview of the health and nutrition industries. International leaders in healthy food and beverage innovation will showcase the latest solutions for food and drink formulation and reformulation, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, organics, packaging, processing – and more. This year’s conference will follow four main themes: Focus on Functional: what’s new in gut health, protein and naturally functional foods
Clean, Natural and Transparent: developments in clean label, natural ingredients and the growing consumer demand for trust and transparency Reduce, Remove and Reformulate: solutions for sugar, salt and fat reduction as well as the latest in “free from” Personalising Nutrition: innovations in personalised nutrition for consumers at all life stages In excess of 465 exhibitors are confirmed, including global players such as ADM, BENEO, Glanbia Nutritionals, Lonza and Naturex. More than 10,000 attendees from 94 countries are expected to attend and explore several themed pavilions: Organic, Natural, Free From, the Healthy Finished Product Expo, Expo FoodTec and country pavilions.
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Health & Nutrition Week will run alongside Hi Europe & Ni 2018, offering a top-level thought leadership programme, starting on November 24. Working together with external experts from the food industry, academia, market research and more, organiser UBM has created an inspiring line-up of topical presentations and workshops. The Week includes, for example, the one-day Hi Future of Nutrition Summit on November 26, which will explore cutting-edge innovations that are likely to change the food and beverage industry. On November 27-28, the immersive, interactive Hi 5-Senses Conference will
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target all five senses via an insightful mix of keynote presentations, panel discussions and debates. Additionally, on November 29, it is the third year that women in the industry are invited to attend the Women’s Networking Breakfast to make connections and share advice and for the first time this year, also men are invited to join. “Hi Europe & Ni is a true powerhouse for the industry,” says Julien Bonvallet, brand manager for event organiser UBM. “Attendees will find business opportunities that they simply won’t find anywhere else. As 2018 marks our 10th anniversary, we have put together an exciting programme
of events, showcases and platforms for innovation, and have attracted an incredible array of exhibitors and expert speakers. We look forward to opening the doors and welcoming a record number of visitors.” UBM’s main partners for Hi Europe & Ni 2018 are KSM 66, Mintel and Innova Market Insights. For Health & Nutrition Week 2018, UBM is working in partnership with IUFOST, ESSNA, ProVeg, StartLife and Smart Short Courses. Free pre-registration will open today. For details, please visit: www.figlobal.com/hieurope/
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New: VC LibQ based on Halcon for fast application development with embedded vision systems Pre-programmed machine vision functions make work easier for software developers and significantly shorten the time to market. Vision Components therefore now also offers its Linux-based VC Z series embedded vision systems with an extensive software library. VC LibQ contains more than 300 functions developed by the manufacturer for all common image processing tasks. In addition, all capabilities
of MVTec's Halcon software are also part of the package. The algorithms are specially tailored to embedded systems from Vision Components. All functions are thoroughly time-tested, as versions of these software products have been successfully used for more than 20 years. The full VC LibQ package covers a wide range of applications including optical character recognition and verification (OCR/OCV), 3-D image processing,
measurement and inspection, blob analysis, color image processing, hyperspectral imaging, morphology, and motion analysis. OEMs can also purchase dedicated packages for their specific applications: code reading, OCR, pattern recognition, or the combined package code reading + OCR. After purchase of the software, there are no additional license fees.
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Vogelsang to present rotary lobe pumps for chemical media at ACHEMA 2018 Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG will be showcasing rotary lobe pumps for demanding applications across a wide variety of industries at ACHEMA from June 11 to 15 in Frankfurt/ Main (hall 8.0, booth F64). The focus here is on the pumps of the IQ and VX series. â€œEspecially when it comes to the process industry, we often have to deal with highly viscous, aggressive media. Oils, dyes, acids or other chemical fluids can only be efficiently pumped using robust and reliable pump technology that meets the strict safety standards. Thanks to their hard-wearing and compact design, our rotary lobe pumps are
part, so that access to the conveying
requirements in material, equipment
perfectly suited and have stood the
elements is free in a few easy steps.
and power. The reversible flow
test in numerous applications,â€? says
By simply removing the cover, the
direction makes it possible that
managing director Harald Vogelsang.
inside can be cleaned, foreign matter
containers, tanks, etc., can be filled
The models of the IQ and VX series
removed quickly and blockages
and emptied. Pulsation-free HiFloÂŽ
are available in steel, stainless steel
cleared. There are only few spare
lobes ensure gentle pumping, ideal
and a nickel-based alloy, making them
parts, which reduces the time and
for media and substances that
particularly resistant to chemicals.
cost of replacing wearing parts. The
are sensitive to shear forces. The
The rotary lobe pumps are easy to
gearbox housing with integrated
integrated InjectionSystem increases
maintain, self- priming and resistant
liquid buffer ensures excellent dry-
the efficiency of the pump and thus
to dry running.
running protection and a high suction
improves the suction capacity.
The IQ series: high pumping capacity combined with minimal wear The IQ series is easy to handle and cheap to operate. Variable connections provide flexible
capacity. The IQ pump delivers up to 154 m3/h at a pressure of up to max.
The pumps of the VX series are also
suitable for mobile use and provide the pumping power that is required
The VX series: individual and mobile
regardless of location.
application Vogelsang at ACHEMA, June 11-15,
installation options. For maintenance
As an all-round pump, the VX
2018, Frankfurt/Main Exhibition
the pump remains completely
series is suitable for numerous
Center: hall 8.0, booth F64
screwed into the pipe. The pump
industrial applications and can be
chamber consists of one central
individually adapted to the respective
For more information, visit: vogelsang.info
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Helping food processors stay in control of dosing with PC pumps
WRITTEN BY Lesley Eaton, Business Development and Marketing Manager, SEEPEX Right first time, every time
When food processors need to dispense
By providing an accurate, linear flow, PC pumps
a constant, accurate amount of product,
dispense the correct amount of ingredients every
dosing pumps are essential. But not all
time, maintaining product quality and reducing
dosing pumps are the same – progressive
wastage. Installation and maintenance costs
cavity (PC) pumps are fast becoming the
are reduced compared to alternative solutions,
dosing pump of choice for customers looking for superior performance.
too. System costs are also lower, as the lack of
What’s the problem?
as PC pumps can be wall-mounted or installed
Many traditional dosing pump designs have a pulsating action. This results in a gap in the process and can cause uneven distribution of ingredients. Some of these pump designs also require check valves; if solid or viscous particles get caught behind the valves it can cause them to stick, blocking the pump and halting the process. In contrast, PC pumps are virtually pulsation-free. They use a rotor/stator pumping action which delivers
pulsation reduces the wear on pipework. And vertically, horizontally or even upside down, they
A sticky situation Unlike traditional pump designs, PC dosing pumps can handle highly viscous products, sticky materials and those that contain solid particles. The action of PC pumps is also low-shear, meaning they can dose traditionally difficult-to-pump solid, semi-solid or shear-sensitive materials without damaging them. The use of pulsation dampeners, flow control valves and ball valves is not required,
are suitable for almost any site. Pumped up about Industry 4.0 Finally, it’s important to keep in mind the impact that Industry 4.0 is set to have on UK food manufacturing. SEEPEX’s range of PC dosing pumps includes a Smart Dosing Pump. Users input just one parameter – the proportional flow ratio – and the pump, featuring an integrated
a continuous flow into the product stream.
either. This means they can be used in complex
PLC monitor, makes any necessary adjustments
In the case of SEEPEX’s PC dosing pumps,
applications, such as dosing directly into product
automatically. It provides all the benefits of a
this produces a stable flow rate with a linear
streams for in-line blending. They are also able to
PC dosing pump with enhanced control options,
accuracy of +/-1%.
handle corrosive and abrasive materials.
future-proofing your dosing system.
SMART DOSING PUMP (SDP). A progressive cavity pump with integrated controls for optimum dosing performance SEEPEX’s SDP has an intelligent inverter drive programmed locally via a HMI or centrally via a fieldbus interface. The SDP can be controlled by analogue or digital I/Os either locally or remotely by a PLC. The flow rate is controlled entirely from the pump drive which adapts to variations in operating conditions ensuring accurate repeatable dosing of thin to highly viscous products.
BENEFITS Easy implementation of complex dosing in continuous and batch modes Minimal pulsation and high accuracy Easy integration into higher-level controls and automation systems Temperature /pressure sensors protect the pump Conveying capacity: up to 2,000 l/h Pressure: up to 48 bar SEEPEX UK Ltd. firstname.lastname@example.org www.seepex.com
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Robust and reliable manual machine function switching: Herga Technology launches new multi-function industrial footswitch range Herga Technology, the UKâ€™s leading switching and sensing component manufacturer, has launched a new range of engineered heavy-duty footswitches aimed at operator control for industrial production environments. Available in multiple configurations with slow or snap, break & make switching, the modular and robust design of the new 6256 series allows unlimited footswitch expansion and simple adaptation for optional safety guards. Hergaâ€™s new 6256 series
The fully waterproof IP67 protection
In addition to the safety guard, the
footswitches will suit applications
class footswitch accommodates
modular construction concept of
where durability, reliability and long
safety shoe use, includes a non-slip
the 6256 will also allow application-
working life are key factors for plant
base and has through holes for direct
specific accessories to be added
& equipment OEMs and machine
floor mounting plus three alternative
such as custom protective shields,
M20 conduit entry points.
safety trips, mechanical interlocks, foot rests etc.
Using Herga Technologies unique
The design & construction allows
development gate process, the
fast assembly and easy adaptation
The footswitches can be
modern and aesthetic high impact
to the application whilst quick access
manufactured locked together to
injection moulded ABS/PC housing
to the large wiring compartment
form sturdy multiple footswitch
design has been extensively
with screw-terminal connection
groups, machine ergonomics and
validated for durability, temperature,
and an integral a self-lifting clamp
scalability is easily achieved.
environmental conditions and is
ensure dependable installation. As with all Herga Technology hand
a significantly cost-effective but highly capable alternative to more
The 6256 footswitch suits motor
or foot switching components and
expensive cast-metal footswitch
and heavy duty loads thanks to a
sensing solutions, custom colours,
rated operational current of 6A at
customer logos, and electrical or
250V AC (AC-15) or 24V DC (DC-13).
mechanical modifications may be available for OEM customers on
Applications areas include operator enabled function switching where
Long electrical life is assured with
hand control is not feasible or safe
a rated five hundred thousand
in metal or plastics processing, laser
switching cycles when interrupting
For further details of the new 6256
machining, hydraulic press, welding,
6A AC-15 at 250V.
series visit www.herga.com or email
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All Eyes On The Pies As Major Investment Project Completes Lorien Engineering Solutions has completed a major refurbishment for the UK’s leading pork pie brand. Addo Food Group enlisted the help of Burton on Trent based Lorien to augment manufacturing facilities at its Tottle Bakery in Nottingham, a specialist pork pie bakery that sits within the PGI-designated Melton Mowbray pork pie region. Lorien was appointed as designer and project manager for the 12-month, multi-million
The year-long investment project,
is accustomed to integrating
led by a team of specialist utilities
seamlessly with in-house teams and
engineers from Lorien, reaffirms
project managing the entire process
Tottle Bakery’s position at the
from start to finish. It took the
forefront of FMCG manufacture and
pressure off our internal resources
signifies the Group’s commitment to
and allowed our focus to remain
meeting the needs of the UK’s major
entirely on production. This was a
Tottle Bakery is the only UK
demanding project and the team at
pound project, which has seen manufacturing areas further enhanced to meet the large-scale needs of a major UK multiple. The works were completed with zero
manufacturer with process capability in every type of pork pie
Lorien rose to the challenge.” Phil Colquhoun, senior project manager at Lorien Engineering
Lorien is a division of GP Strategies
in a hoop, tin or freestanding.
Solutions, said: “We are delighted
Corporation, a global engineering
to work closely with the technical
and technical services organisation
The flagship facility makes and
team at Addo Food Group in bringing
headquartered in Maryland USA.
manufacturing, whether it is baked
distributes over 40 million pork pies each year, with a heritage that stretches back to the 1940s, when local lad Ken Parr took out a loan to
a major project such as this to completion on time, within budget,
Based in Burton on Trent in the
and with no production downtime.”
UK and Wroclaw in Poland, Lorien specialises in capital projects for
open his first bakery.
Tony Ombler, general manager of
household names in sectors such as
the Tottle Bakery, added: “From
food and drink, brewing, life sciences,
Today, the business is an integral
the outset it was clear that Lorien
biotech, safety and compliance,
part of Addo Food Group, the UK’s premium producer of chilled savoury pastry products. The Tottle Bakery is the home of the Pork Farms and
advanced manufacturing and retail supply chain logistics. www.lorienengineering.com
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With over 40 years’ experience in the design, manufacture, delivery and installation of a wide range of portable housings from office accommodation, to security control, gatehouses and check point cabins, Glasdon have now extended their range of IP rated enclosures and outdoor equipment cabinets with the launch of Citadel™.
Glasdon’s Customer Support Manager of the Buildings and Housings Division said: “Our customers were asking us to develop a more ‘off-the-shelf’ cabinet solution. They trust the quality of our design and the materials we use to create reliable and resilient products. It’s been our aim to deliver on their brief and with the versatility and standard features the Citadel range offers, we hope we have.” Manufactured from plastic coated steel with a 2mm stainless steel chassis and stainless steel door hinges, all-round double skinned insulation and a reinforced door, the Citadel cabinets are strong, weatherproof and resilient. The range of industrial cabinets is available in five industry standard sizes, with an IP56 rated enclosure, or as a ventilated model for the secure housing of electrical equipment, monitoring devices and network technologies.
Glasdon also offer you the option to add your own ‘personal touch’ to many of their products. Add your company’s logo or crest, co-ordinate with colour options or re-create entire corporate themes with wraparound graphics. In-house graphics experts will make sure your Glasdon products achieve the unique promotional impact you require.
All models feature a 3 point locking system, flush back and forward sloping roof as standard. A timber backboard is also available where equipment needs to be fixed. Need to securely store essential equipment? Glasdon’s GRP and steel housings, and equipment cabinets are a perfect solution for generators, switch gear and valves, monitoring equipment, control panels, substations, meters, mobile and broadband networks and power supply rooms. Glasdon also offer a wide selection of GRP and steel buildings ideal for production offices. With an extensive choice of colours, panel options and interior fittings available, their team work closely with clients to achieve exact requirements. Their attention to detail and use of the highest quality materials ensure customers’ satisfaction for many years.
To find out more about Glasdon products, or to arrange your own no obligation site survey, call (01253) 600418 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today.
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HYGIENEFENCE: The stainless steel safety fence For hygiene and safety in the food industry
Intended use The HYGIENEFENCE protective fencing system is designed to establish a fixed, safe distance to protect people from coming into contact with hazardous machinery and facilities, including in the vicinity of food processing machinery.
When it comes to production processes in the food industry, we offer a marketleading solution for added hygiene and security in the form of our HYGIENEFENCE® protective fencing system. Our comprehensive modular system is ready and waiting for you to give it a try. Our product is designed to live up to the requirements for guards used in the food industry. Their outstanding flexibility is enhanced further still through the use of frameless protective mesh elements. Flexible mesh customisations and releases can even be incorporated on site. Requirements profile the food industry When it comes to food processing machines, legal requirements are in place for establishing a fixed, safe distance (in line with ISO 14120) to protect people from coming into contact with hazardous machinery and facilities whilst also living up to the highest hygienic requirements.
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Product and user benefits Hygiene certified for food processing machinery in accordance with EN 16722:2009-07 + (EC) No. 1935/2004 n
Our industry solution The innovative, future-oriented HYGIENEFENCE® protective fencing system complies with the stringent legal requirements surrounding hygiene and safety at all levels of the food processing industry. It can be used wherever flexible and hygienic protection is paramount.
DGUV type-tested – Compliant with Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC High flexibility – mesh elements can be customised on site Short lead times – modular system available ex works All components made of 100% stainless steel Supplied with EC Declaration of Conformity and CE mark as standard
meets all the hygiene requirements for food-processing machinery as per DIN 1672-2:2009-07 + (EC) no. 1935/2004. hygiene-certified and type-examination tested
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Handshake Bühler Chairman Calvin Grieder and Microsoft’s Çağlayan Arkan
Bühler and Microsoft committed to improving availability of safe and healthy food At Hannover Messe, Bühler and Microsoft have committed themselves to build a powerful alliance that will increase the availability of safe food and enhance food integrity and traceability. The aspired alliance will extend the partnership the two companies have just built. Microsoft and Bühler aim at rolling out cloud-based solutions to eliminate contaminated grains and to rapidly introduce new services to improve the availability of safe and healthy food. An important part of the planned cooperation are block-chain applications, whose feasibility is currently being
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evaluated. Food safety and availability is still one of the most demanding global challenges. Whilst 30% of all food is lost or wasted, 800 million people are starving. The application of digital technologies, such as offered by Microsoft’s Azure cloud, artificial intelligence and block-chain technologies, combined with inspection and processing technologies of Bühler and partners, will provide transparency and greater efficiency in food value chains.
“Bühler impressively demonstrates that manufacturers can be digital innovators, by strategically combining their industryspecific know-how with artificial intelligence, intelligent cloud and IoT solutions,” says Çağlayan Arkan, General Manager Worldwide Manufacturing at Microsoft. Calvin Grieder, Chairman of the Bühler Board of Directors, adds: “By interweaving Microsoft’s capabilities and Bühler’s innovations for food safety and availability, we strive to stand up to some of the most pressing issues in the global food system.”
LumoVision addresses problem of
This example demonstrates the
impact that the partnership of Bühler
Around 25% of all harvested grain is contaminated with mycotoxins. “It
and Microsoft can bring to bear in food safety.
is clear that the global food value
“The Bühler and Microsoft partnership
chain is not sustainable yet and the
proves that the rigorous digital
consequences of climate change and
transformation of the business
the rate of population growth result
enables companies operating in
in a challenge of daily increasing
traditional industries not only to
magnitude”, says Bühler CTO Ian
win new customers and expand
their markets, but also solve major
At Hannover Messe, Bühler has launched LumoVision, the first optical sorting technology which is able to
challenges for humanity,” says Marianne Janik, General Manager of Microsoft Switzerland.
identify aflatoxin based on direct
“We see two companies that are
indicators of contamination, while
evolving fast, have demonstrated
simultaneously using real-time, cloud-
alignment in culture, goals and
based data to monitor and analyze
action, and a shared commitment
contamination risk. LumoVision
to improving global access to safe,
eliminates up to 90% of contamination
healthy and affordable food,” adds Ian
and reduces yield loss to below 5%.
Roberts, Chief Technology Officer at Bühler. aflatoxin contaminated grains
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At Hannover Messe, Bühler and Microsoft
camera assembly in Bühler clean room
have committed themselves to build a powerful alliance that will increase the availability of safe food and enhance food integrity and traceability. The aspired alliance will extend the partnership the two companies have just built. Microsoft and Bühler aim at rolling out cloud-based solutions to eliminate contaminated grains and to rapidly introduce new services to improve the availability of safe and healthy food. An important part of the planned cooperation are block-chain applications, whose feasibility is currently being evaluated. Food safety and availability is still one of the most demanding global challenges. Whilst 30% of all food is lost or wasted, 800 million people are starving. The application of digital technologies, such as offered by Microsoft’s Azure cloud, artificial intelligence and block-chain technologies, combined with inspection and processing technologies of Bühler and partners, will provide transparency and greater efficiency in food value chains. “Bühler impressively demonstrates that manufacturers can be digital innovators, by strategically combining their industryspecific know-how with artificial intelligence, intelligent cloud and IoT solutions,” says Çağlayan Arkan, General Manager Worldwide Manufacturing at Microsoft. Calvin Grieder, Chairman of the Bühler Board of Directors, adds: “By interweaving Microsoft’s capabilities and Bühler’s innovations for food safety and availability, we strive to stand up to some of the most pressing issues in the global food system.” LumoVision addresses problem of toxic aflatoxin Around 25% of all harvested grain is contaminated with mycotoxins. “It is clear that the global food value chain is not sustainable yet and the consequences of climate change and the rate of population growth result in a challenge of daily increasing magnitude”, says Bühler CTO Ian Roberts.
At Hannover Messe, Bühler has launched
“We see two companies that are evolving
LumoVision, the first optical sorting
fast, have demonstrated alignment in
technology which is able to identify
culture, goals and action, and a shared
aflatoxin based on direct indicators of
commitment to improving global access
contamination, while simultaneously
to safe, healthy and affordable food,” adds
using real-time, cloud-based data to
Ian Roberts, Chief Technology Officer at
monitor and analyze contamination
risk. LumoVision eliminates up to 90% of contamination and reduces yield loss to below 5%. This example demonstrates the impact that the partnership of Bühler and
New technologies such as block-chain applications have an immense potential to enable full traceability within food
Microsoft can bring to bear in food safety.
value chains. They could be key to
“The Bühler and Microsoft partnership
against food fraud. “We live in exciting
proves that the rigorous digital
times; digitalization has now reached
transformation of the business enables
the global food system,” says Bühler CTO
companies operating in traditional
Ian Roberts – reason enough for the two
industries not only to win new customers
industry leaders Microsoft and Bühler to
and expand their markets, but also solve
explore the technological and business
major challenges for humanity,” says
Marianne Janik, General Manager of Microsoft Switzerland.
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New opportunities emerge
ensuring food integrity and in the fight
Toxic food: a global challenge What is aﬂatoxin?
Aﬂatoxin can be found in …
Aﬂatoxin is an invisible, major threat to health and food supplies. This naturally occurring poison (mycotoxin) is produced by a fungal spores mold (Aspergillus spp.). No treatment is available to destroy aﬂatoxin in contaminated food crops.
Maize is most vulnerable to contamination
… chili peppers
of the global population relies on maize as a food staple. It is also the main feed material for livestock.
Aﬂatoxin B1 is the most toxic.
… dried fruit
C 500 million of the poorest people in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Asia are at risk of chronic exposure to aﬂatoxins throughout their lifetimes. Acute and chronic exposure is more likely to occur in developing countries where less strict regulatory limits, poor agricultural practices in food handling and storage, malnutrition, and disease are problems.
… milk (from dairy animals fed with contaminated maize)
A LIVER CANCER IN ADULTS
B SUPPRESSION OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
C FOOD AND HUMAN BREAST MILK CONTAMINATION
D STUNTED GROWTH IN CHILDREN
155,000 cases of liver cancer a year are attributed to aﬂatoxin. The rate of liver cancer in Africa is up to 60 times higher than that of the United States.
Chronic exposure to the poison weakens immune systems in humans and animals. It leads to nutrition-related chronic diseases in adulthood.
Children in countries that rely on a maize-based diet are exposed to aﬂatoxin through the food they eat or as infants through mother’s milk.
Long-term exposure causes stunting in children. Stunting goes beyond impaired growth to include poor cognitive and organ development.
LumoVision will help save lives and reduce food waste Special cameras and sensors enable LumoVision sorters to reduce aﬂatoxin contamination in maize by up to 90% with a yield loss of less than 5%*, while a Microsoft cloud solution helps the processor to estimate contamination risk of the raw material to maximize productivity.
* This result is based on using the SORTEX A LumoVision sorter alone, however, it would be one part of a cleaning workﬂow.
Grains under ultraviolet light
LumoVision, using ﬂuorescence, detects kojic acid in the maize. Kojic acid is also produced by the Aspergillus fungi. It glows a bright greenish-yellow under UV light.
NORMAL The good grains glow blue
CONTAMINATED The bad grains glow bright greenish-yellow
Sources: International Agency for Research on Cancer; Global Burden of Aﬂatoxin-Induced Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations; Benedict Deefholts, Senior Research Engineer at Bühler. Infographic by: Daniel Röttele
Innovations for a better world.
Energy-efficient forklift battery charging for long-term success Fronius
For Schachinger Logistik Holding GmbH, sustainability is a core principle. Schachinger uses Selectiva battery charging systems
from Fronius to cost effectively and efficiently charge the
Phone: +44 1908 512300
traction batteries in their fleet of 67 electrically-powered forklift trucks, while the Cool Battery Guide Premium information and
management system optimises utilisation of the battery pool and extends the service life of the batteries. Sustainable intralogistics Schachinger’s new 10,000m2 warehouse makes up a fifth of their Hörsching site and is made completely of wood, aiding Schachinger’s sustainability principles. Meeting all passive house requirements, the warehouse already achieves a high level of energy efficiency and low CO2 values by utilising LED lighting and groundwater sourced heating and cooling. Mainly used for storing food, it provides space for roughly 20,000 pallets and around 400 tonnes of goods are moved every day. 67 electric forklift trucks are in use at the site as they are quiet, do not produce exhaust fumes, consume energy sparingly and are low maintenance. Back-up batteries are also used as the vehicles need to be available at all times during their two-shift operation. Several charging stations are spread across the site, allowing forklift truck drivers to change batteries within minutes. At this warehouse, a total of 49 Selectiva devices from Austrian charging technology specialist Fronius are available to charge the variety of traction batteries with a voltage of up to 80. A gentle and cost-effective charging process The secret behind the battery chargers is Active Inverter Technology and the innovative Ri charging process developed by Fronius. The charging process adapts to the requirements of each battery according to the age, temperature and state of charge of the battery making every single charging cycle unique which minimises losses at the start of the process and during the recharging phase resulting in an ultra-cool and gentle charging that increases the service life of the traction batteries With a total efficiency of up to 84%, roughly 30% higher than conventional 50 Hz charging technology, the Selectiva devices are extremely energy efficient, reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions, thereby lowering the cost of the entire forklift truck fleet. The availability of the batteries - and therefore the forklift trucks - has increased thanks to innovative charging technology from Fronius. “Before using these devices, we carried out frequent
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opportunity charges,” recalls Gerhard Gillmair, Warehouse Manager at Schachinger. This is no longer necessary. The gentle, tailored charging process provides sufficient battery power for a complete shift, reducing battery maintenance and replacement. “This benefits us financially as battery damage is not covered by the leasing contract,” adds Gillmair. Straight to the coolest battery Fronius installed the Cool Battery Guide Premium information and management system for Schachinger. This system intuitively guides the forklift truck driver to the battery that has been fully charged and the coolest by means of a coloured LED strip on the charger, thus dramatically increasing the service life. The Cool Battery Guide Premium also allows Schachinger to continually monitor and optimise the charging process. The system automatically records the relevant data, analyses the charging cycles and logs errors, making battery charging safer, more reliable and efficient. Technology that supports sustainability Managing Director Max Schachinger is impressed by Fronius’ innovative charging technology: “The savings with regard to energy consumption are enormous compared to our previous battery charging systems,” he explains. “The Fronius system fits in perfectly with our plans to increase sustainability and efficiency.”
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Cheese Pack Serves Up A Solution A convenient bespoke solution from
with an inner plastic seal and an oxygen
The signal that production could begin
RPC Superfos is breathing new life into
barrier label. Part of the upper section is
came when consumers who tried the final
cheese packaging for the latest high-
transparent, making the tempting yellow
version at home for a week gave very
end cheese from Skånemejerier, the
colour of the cheese visible as part of the
leading manufacturer of mature cheese
overall artwork design. All consumers
in Sweden. Used for the company’s new
need to do is remove the base and the
Allerum mature cheese, the wedge-
plastic seal, put the base back on, turn the
shaped pack with oxygen-barrier label
container upside down, remove the top
ensures that customers have no need for a
cover – and the cheese is ready to serve
serving plate and hardly any finger-contact
on its triangular plate base. To re-seal and
is required to serve the product.
store, they simply replace the top cover.
this provider of packaging solutions could
“Convenience is a significant trend and,
“Our new packaging from RPC Superfos
has been creative, attentive and flexible in
generally speaking, cheese packaging
means that re-packing the cheese into a
respect of any changes in the packaging
has not really changed since the
plastic bag after first use for cool storage
1950s,” explains Jannica Andersson,
becomes superfluous,” continues Jannica.
Brand Manager Allerum & Cheese at
“The cheese stays aromatic and is well-
Skånemejerier. “We wanted to step up and
protected in the pack after opening.
offer consumers a striking new solution
Additionally, you reduce the number of
for our Allerum series of mature cheese.
plates that go into your dishwasher as the
With the bespoke pack from RPC Superfos,
lid works as a serving plate.”
in its climate impact by changing its
During the pack’s development phase,
heating – an impressive achievement
Skånemejerier subjected it to a range of
that is displayed on the base of the
qualitative and quantitative tests with
RPC Superfos solution using In-Mould
consumers, whose responses occasioned
The solution features a wedge-shaped
new adjustments to the product and its
injection moulded polypropylene pack
we are now rejuvenating the image of cheese packaging and have a container that makes our cheese stand out from the
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“We approached a few packaging suppliers to get the project started and worked with several of them during the sketching and testing phase,” says Jannica. “At the end of the day, we opted for RPC Superfos, as meet all our requirements. Their team
A further benefit of the solution from RPC Superfos is its full recyclability. This is of special importance to Skånemejerier, which recently achieved a 90% reduction source of energy from fossil fuel to district
New sponsor for National Forklift Safety Month Windsor Materials Handling has con-
Explaining the company’s decision to
The FLTA’s Peter Harvey added: “Safety
firmed that it will sponsor the Fork Lift
take its safety commitment to the next
Month is one of the most important
Truck Association’s National Forklift
level, managing director Stephen Bur-
things we do. We’ve been gradually
Safety Month 2018.
ton from Windsor Materials Handling
building the campaign year-upon-year
said: “The Fork Lift Truck Association
and the 2017 campaign was recently
does a lot of fantastic and important
nominated for an award.
The annual safety campaign, which runs throughout the month of September, was launched in 2008 to raise awareness of key issues affecting
work to drive the conversation around lift truck safety.
forklift safety for operators, as well as
“It’s a subject the whole team at Wind-
sor feel very strongly about… which is why we made the decision to sponsor
The latest statistics from the HSE
safety month. It underlines our com-
reveal that every working day in the
mitment creating safer workplaces –
UK, five people are left with life-chan-
not just for ourselves, for our custo-
ging injuries, such as dislocations and
mers and the wider industry, too.
amputations, as a result of forklift
“Having a company like Windsor on board brings an exciting new dynamic to the event and that’s sure to take it to the next level. “As Windsor have highlighted, there’s still so much more that can be done to make our industry safer and having a highly respected company like Windsor behind the campaign will make a big difference.”
“You don’t walk away from a lift truck accident and the rate of serious injury
A steadfast supporter of the campaign
The Fork Lift Truck Association is the
is truly shocking. As an industry, we
UK’s independent authority on fork
since its inception, Windsor is one of
need to come together and have frank,
lift trucks. For more information on
the UK’s largest independent suppliers
honest discussions on what needs to
National Forklift Safety Month, visit
of materials handling equipment and a
be done. And that’s exactly what we’ll
www.fork-truck.org.uk or call 01635
long-serving Member of the FLTA.
be doing this September.”
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Line Equipment not resting on their laurels Line Equipment, past winners of the PPMA Certificate of Merit for Design and Manufacture in packaging machinery, are not resting on their laurels, even after 30 years in business. Instead they have developed 3 powerful new machines in the last three years.
The LE360 PDQ is the latest machine to be developed by Line Equipment specially to meet our customers demands, by providing both ‘standard’ and ‘Doy style’ stand-up pouches from the one machine. More and more of our customers, whether they are contract packers or supplying own brand products into supermarkets report that they are being ‘guided’ to supply more ‘stand up pouch’ Doy style packaging. Like most manufacturers Line Equipment build and supply a dedicated Pouch machine as part of their range. However if you are a producer / contract packer and have already
a decision. To develop one machine
brand, with the extra marketing
invested in a line of machines
capable of producing most styles
needs that that success carries,
that produce the ‘standard’ range
of bags, including Doy style, while
including a move to more prominent
of Pillow, Block Bottom or Quad
keeping to the same quality and
packaging display requirements.
bags then this supermarket driven
cost effectiveness that the rest of
move towards Doy style Stand-Up
our range is renowned for”.
this customer took advantage
Pouches will have implications in terms of investment and space.
For additional end-user satisfaction,
After a year of development and
of our optional Zip Applicator for
testing we finally launched the
What do you do? Rip out and
LE360 PDQ at the beginning of
replace one or more standard VFFS
2018. The first commissioned
The LE360 PDQ is a solution that
baggers? Swap completely to Pouch
machine went to a customer typical
allows customers to produce
of the implications of own brand
various bag styles from one
success, where, from a new product
machine, filling the gap to a move
John Blashkiw, Managing Director
launch of gluten-free products
to dedicated machines for each
stated “As our own customers came
in 2006, they have developed in
product bag range, as and when the
to us with those questions we made
popularity to become a High Street
production levels demand.
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Alternative Chemical-free Disinfection for Food Products From Poultry to Egg Disinfection
Food microbiology is one of the most discussed subject within food safety. Invisible living microorganisms are constantly showing excellent survival strategies beyond our expectations.
The quick and yet effective treatment Cutting Campylobacter Numbers on
of combined steam-ultrasound can
offer a broad range of solutions for food products, including whole eggs.
Abilities such as resistant to common
SonoSteam solution for poultry
antibiotics and cross-resistant to
decontamination was one of the
chemicals and detergents, are just
three strategies applied by the Food
the tip of the iceberg. Researchers
Standard Agency in 2014 for lowering
and experts have never been clearer
numbers of Campylobacter in the UK.
with warning signs and strong
Together with improved biosecurity
recommendations, of choosing
and neck skin trimming, the three
alternative non-chemical solutions
approaches have resulted in decreased
with limited bacterial adaptation
levels of Campylobacter from 30%
responses. SonoSteam is a
to below 10% on infectious broilers
sustainable chemical free technology,
with higher levels than 1,000 cfu/g.
that only applies the combination of
This effect was also observed on
steam and ultrasound in a superfast
human cases with foodborne illness,
glance of previous performances.
treatment within seconds. The
where 100,000 fewer cases was
With SonoSteam disinfection, more
technology is already in use in several
reported in 2017. Today, SonoSteam
than 5 logs in Salmonella levels can
food industries for treating food
has 5 installations at three different
be reduced on the surface of whole
and non-food surfaces in Europe,
slaughterhouses in Europe as a part of
eggs in a continuous treatment of
where the use of chemicals on food
farm-to-fork commitment to reduce
2 seconds with no impacts on the
products are prohibited.
levels of foodborne illnesses.
quality of eggs.
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The latest technology is a compact solution for continuous disinfection of eggs. The installation fits most production lines and is easy to operate. The integrated PLC system controls the process automatically, and the process can either be monitored directly at the production site or at another location via an internet connection. The package solution includes access to log files and data, for a quick and easy
Non-chemical Decontamination Process for Poultry and Egg Combined steam - ultrasound process Green and sustainable technology Effective reduction of pathogens Fast continuous treatment within seconds Already in use in several food industries
An ongoing success from poultry to eggs Years of knowledge, professional experience with food decontamination and now introducing our latest intervention:
A safe and clean decontamination process for whole eggs
Would you like to learn more about our processes for food products?
Contact our team at SonoSteam.com
â€” Enhancing cable protection Adaptaflex conduit system for food & beverage
Given the volume of mechanical process equipment involved in the food and beverage industry combined with the shift towards increased automation through conveyor and feeder systems, there are often thousands of power and data cables that need to be protected. Adaptaflex Anti-microbial food and beverage conduit systems, are designed to protect complex processing equipment with sensitive electrical wiring systems, controls and automation. These solutions enable food and beverage processors to increase revenue, plant sustainability, food safety and brand equity. Tel. +44 (0) 333 999 9900 | www.adaptaflex.com