Tray sealer is a revolution for packing site

A recent installation of Packaging Automation’s Revolution tray sealer at UK-based packing site Valefresh – which handles storage, ripening, packing and distribution of fruit and vegetables to supermarkets – has improved efficiencies and reduced costs of its grape tray sealing line.

December/January 2015

Product Focus: Snacks and ready meals Ingredients: Stabilisers and preservatives, Clean label ingredients Packaging: Conveying Processing: Process control and automation Supplier Profiles

October 2014

Product Focus: Beverages Ingredients: Functional ingredients Packaging: Metal packaging Processing: Control and automation, Robotics Show preview: Health Ingredients Europe

Machinery aplenty

Last week I travelled to Birmingham, UK to visit the PPMA Show, the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition. Taking place 30 September-2 October at the NEC and promising more than 300 exhibitors and in excess of 8,000 visitors, I was in for a busy few days! The latest technology – from machinery, industrial […]

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Show up or miss out

When I joined Food & Drink Technology back in July, I wrote in my first blog that I was pleased to be joining just ahead of ‘show season’ and looking forward to making contact with many of the magazine’s readers and contributors at the various exhibitions taking place before the end of the year. As […]

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Faster cheese order and picking process

An advanced intralogistics system devised by CSB-System International for leading Swiss cheese producer Züger Frischkäse AG in Oberbüren has automated the company’s stock control process while delivering a 50% time saving in picking speeds.

Automated cake decoration system

Automation within the food industry is commonplace and there are many examples of special purpose machines and robot systems performing a diverse range of processing, handling and packaging operations. However, using robots to write messages and greetings on to the surface of cakes has been an area where the natural variation in the product has, […]


Automation for brewery warehouse

Finnish beverage company, Olvi Oyj, has commissioned Cimcorp to design and implement an extensive automation system to boost the efficiency of its dispatch operations. Olvi – which manufactures beers, ciders, long drinks and soft drinks including Angry Birds, Hello Kitty and HeviSaurus brands – is investing in new warehouse technology to increase its storage capacity […]


Automated packing line meets criteria for shelf-ready applications

A fully automated case erecting and robotic loading solution by Endoline Machinery at Nairn’s Oatcakes has automated a labour intensive operation, improved efficiency, and overcome previous limitations to meet retailer expectations on shelf ready applications. For ease of construction, Nairn’s had traditionally utilised tuck in bottom cases, but new criteria set out by supermarkets and […]

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