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Issue 5, Volume XXV.<strong>September</strong>/<strong>October</strong> <strong>2014</strong><br />

The machinery only journal for processing and packaging<br />

inside<br />

Are you sustaining<br />

your green goals?<br />

PPMA Show - opens<br />

Ex-MP Michael Portillo will<br />

give the opening address<br />

Register now<br />

www.ppmashow.co.uk/<br />

registration<br />

PPMA Show Preview<br />

PPMA Show – seminars<br />

Supermarket adjudicator<br />

Christine Tacon will<br />

explain her objectives<br />

PPMA Show – awards<br />

Satirist Rory Bremner is<br />

hosting the gala dinner<br />

30 <strong>September</strong> – 2 <strong>October</strong>, NEC Birmingham<br />

Plus:<br />

Labelling, coding & marking<br />

Components<br />

Regulations<br />

Who what where


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ISSUE 5, VOLUME XXV. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER <strong>2014</strong><br />

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contents<br />

9 ppma awards<br />

All the short listed finalists in this year’s PPMA Group<br />

Industry Awards are highlighted with winners to be announced<br />

from this list at the gala awards evening in <strong>September</strong><br />

12 new machinery<br />

Seven pages of new machinery includes a<br />

‘waterproof’ ink jet printer, a robotic solution for<br />

an open mouth bagger, a compact integrated<br />

blister packer and a food grade conveyor<br />

option that meets EU hygiene standards<br />

20 installations<br />

Several machines that include robot technology are featured<br />

including this automatic line that not only packs the<br />

confectionery product but also assembles the individual<br />

pieces of candy that makes up the ‘sweet burger’ product<br />

30 special feature – sustainability<br />

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Brands of all shapes and sizes are embracing the green agenda,<br />

especially drinks brands, as Coca-Cola Enterprises is proving,<br />

but other sectors are slower to adopt ‘green thinking’ and<br />

retailers are demanding eco-gains but don’t want to pay<br />

40 PPMA Show Preview<br />

PPMA Show Preview This year’s PPMA Show will see<br />

nearly 300 processing and<br />

packaging machinery suppliers<br />

gather at the NEC, Birmingham<br />

and our 44 page preview covers<br />

30 <strong>September</strong> – 2 <strong>October</strong>, NEC Birmingham<br />

everything you need to know to<br />

plan your visit to see new machinery at the three-day event<br />

regular features<br />

Register now<br />

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registration<br />

84 vision<br />

Company news and new technology is featured<br />

86 labelling, coding & marking<br />

Ink jet printers, thermal printers and laser markers<br />

88 components<br />

Safety gate system and certified drum motors<br />

90 regulations<br />

The new interlock standard is explained<br />

92 who what where<br />

People, events and diary dates<br />

93 classified<br />

Machinery and services<br />

94 buyers’ guides<br />

MACHINERY UPDATE: SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER <strong>2014</strong><br />

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Much more than simple technology<br />

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ppma matters<br />

Show to demonstrate<br />

time being well spent<br />

Welcome to this special PPMA<br />

Show issue of Machinery Update.<br />

Our NEC show is the highlight of<br />

the PPMA Group calendar and<br />

I would love to exchange this<br />

virtual welcome to a real one at<br />

the show itself. I hope that the<br />

preview in this month’s edition<br />

and the many new show features<br />

that the PPMA team have worked<br />

hard to produce, will make the<br />

time visitors spend with us<br />

very worthwhile.<br />

The PPMA Show is all about<br />

Processing, Packaging, Vision<br />

and Automation and there is no better place to see new<br />

equipment on display in the UK. Over 320 companies are<br />

exhibiting and just about every one of them is an industry<br />

specialist that will have working machines on their stands. BringC<br />

your technical questions – and samples – and speak to real<br />

experts with many years’ experience for advice on your project.<br />

We are proud to organise the event that Machinery Update –<br />

and 45 other supporting magazines – acknowledge is THE UK<br />

live processing and packaging resource.<br />

In many countries, exhibitions are still referred to as fairs and<br />

this gets to the heart of what they are for – events that entertain<br />

and inform and at which exhibitors are showing off their skills<br />

through what they have made. Aside from all the machines –<br />

and Michael Portillo opening the show - there is an excellent<br />

seminar programme running throughout the event with speakers<br />

from Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Coca-Cola Enterprises –<br />

companies that have a huge influence on how things are<br />

packaged. Listen to what they say and then question or challenge!<br />

It’s just as easy to beat the traffic by coming early and leaving<br />

late as it is by arriving just before lunch and leaving just after –<br />

the difference being that one can have a relaxed day looking<br />

around hall five and talking to people about their specialist<br />

subjects and their passions. How often has a book or film<br />

improved with a second view? Time for a second look can<br />

reveal plenty missed the first time around.<br />

With all the guarding making many machines look the same,<br />

I would challenge exhibitors to show off what’s new and special<br />

about their own. With drivers such as long shelf life, material<br />

reduction, higher end of line speeds, shelf loading, digital print<br />

and coding etc, there’s innovation to be found on every<br />

stand...and with 56 new members in the PPMA Group this<br />

year, don’t miss out on what they are presenting to the market<br />

for the very first time.<br />

See you there!<br />

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news<br />

Retail giant discusses<br />

supply chain barriers<br />

Office in the<br />

North set up<br />

Tesco packaging manager<br />

Paul Earnshaw will discuss<br />

how the supermarket giant<br />

views its packaging supply<br />

chain at the PPMA Show<br />

(30 <strong>September</strong> – 2 <strong>October</strong>).<br />

Earnshaw joins the likes of<br />

supermarket ombudsman<br />

Christine Tacon, Coca-Cola<br />

Enterprises’ Ian Barnett and<br />

Peter Hooper from Wyke<br />

Farms as a seminar presenter<br />

during the three-day event.<br />

He will talk about some of the<br />

barriers Tesco has faced when<br />

trying to collaborate with<br />

manufacturers and processors<br />

as well as how the company<br />

is approaching future<br />

packaging projects.<br />

The presentation will look at<br />

When the OAL Group was<br />

approached by the president<br />

of a leading food producer in<br />

Azerbaijan for a rapid cooking<br />

system to feed refugees in<br />

Northern Iraq, the company<br />

slashed its normal 24 weeks<br />

manufacturing time to just<br />

one week.<br />

The president of Azersun<br />

Paul Earnshaw of Tesco<br />

the benefits of how welldesigned<br />

packaging improves<br />

sustainability and product<br />

shelf life. He will also talk<br />

about how Tesco is looking to<br />

increase engagement with the<br />

packaging industry.<br />

“Paul’s presentation will<br />

bring additional insight and<br />

expertise to what we believe<br />

is an already stellar line-up of<br />

seminar presenters at this<br />

year’s exhibition,” says head<br />

of marketing at the PPMA<br />

Group Grant Collier.<br />

“We can’t wait to return to the<br />

NEC, Birmingham to welcome<br />

visitors to discover the latest<br />

industry trends all under<br />

one roof.”<br />

More than 320 exhibitors<br />

will greet visitors to this year’s<br />

PPMA Show at the NEC,<br />

Birmingham this autumn.<br />

The full preview starts on page<br />

41 with the complete seminar<br />

list outlined on page 42.<br />

www.ppmashow.co.uk<br />

Long-term employee retires<br />

Kenray said goodbye to one of<br />

its longest serving members of<br />

staff this summer when Phil<br />

Dennis retired after 20 years<br />

with the company.<br />

Over the years, Dennis’<br />

industry knowledge has been<br />

essential in training and<br />

mentoring numerous Kenray<br />

engineers and he has passed<br />

much of his knowledge onto<br />

other members of the team.<br />

Indeed, he helped to train the<br />

current technical director<br />

when he joined the firm as<br />

an apprentice.<br />

Kenray thanks Phil Dennis for his decades of service to the company<br />

While he will no longer<br />

assume the full time role as the<br />

machine shop manager,<br />

Dennis will be joining Kenray<br />

as a part time technical advisor.<br />

Quick relief provided for Iraqi refugees<br />

was so appalled by the plight<br />

of the refugees stuck on mount<br />

Sinjar that he has chosen to<br />

fund the equipment himself.<br />

“Steam infusion is four<br />

times faster than traditional<br />

processes making the<br />

equipment ideal for feeding<br />

lots of people,” says Harry<br />

Norman of OAL Group.<br />

The company designs and<br />

manufactures forming sets and<br />

specialist parts for the food<br />

processing and pharmaceutical<br />

packaging industries.<br />

The cooking system will<br />

make 4,000 portions of hot<br />

food an hour.<br />

Application specialist Stuart<br />

Rigby flew to an undisclosed<br />

location in Turkey to provide<br />

system training on the steam<br />

infusion unit before it was<br />

deployed in Northern Iraq.<br />

www.oalgroup.com<br />

Andrew Norcliffe (left) is joined<br />

by three engineers and Simon<br />

Goodwin (right), the general<br />

manager of B&R UK<br />

In answer to increasing levels<br />

of business in the North<br />

of England and Scotland,<br />

B&R Automation has opened<br />

new offices in Manchester.<br />

Managed by area sales<br />

manager Andrew Norcliffe,<br />

the office already employs<br />

three application engineers<br />

including a dedicated B&R<br />

technology trainer. The office<br />

serves customers in diverse<br />

fields such as renewable<br />

energy and the chemical<br />

industry as well as more<br />

established markets such<br />

as food and beverage,<br />

packaging and plastics.<br />

0161 868 0173<br />

www.br-automation.com<br />

FMD progress<br />

The Falsified Medicines<br />

Directive (FMD) was hot on<br />

the agenda at the European<br />

Generics Association meeting<br />

in Madrid in the summer as it<br />

impacts generics producers in<br />

the same way as any other<br />

drug manufacturer or repackager<br />

selling into Europe.<br />

With just under 48 months<br />

to go before the deadline –<br />

which is likely to be mid-2018<br />

– the clock is ticking for all<br />

producers to get their house<br />

in order, says Craig Stobie,<br />

Domino global life sciences<br />

sector manager. “If, as a<br />

generics manufacturer, you<br />

get it right and get your<br />

production lines working in<br />

good time, then you are<br />

ahead of the game,” he says.<br />

www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

MACHINERY UPDATE: SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER <strong>2014</strong><br />

7


news<br />

Oil is analysed<br />

to stop failures<br />

To help manufacturers tackle<br />

the issue of contaminated oil,<br />

Bosch Rexroth has launched<br />

a new oil analysis service<br />

that will allow maintenance<br />

and service engineers to<br />

spot potential issues early<br />

and avoid costly repairs<br />

and downtime.<br />

The new service will<br />

provide results within 48<br />

hours and has the added<br />

benefit of an online portal<br />

that will enable engineers to<br />

track and trend results over<br />

time, to predict and prevent<br />

issues before they arise.<br />

Explaining the reasons<br />

behind the new oil analysis<br />

offering, Chris Gray, filtration<br />

product manager at Bosch<br />

Rexroth says: “We are well<br />

aware of the consequences<br />

if contaminated oil goes<br />

undetected.<br />

The analysis report costs £25<br />

“With our new oil analysis<br />

service we’re effectively<br />

taking responsibility for the<br />

health of a machine in a bid<br />

to ensure that it is available<br />

100% of the time,” he<br />

continues. “And when you<br />

consider that the cost of<br />

replacing an average sized<br />

pump is approximately<br />

£5,000, and an oil analysis<br />

report costs just £25, the<br />

financial argument really<br />

begins to stack up.”<br />

0800 169 6624<br />

www.boschrexroth.co.uk<br />

Industry stalwart passes<br />

General manager of Aetna UK<br />

and past president of the<br />

PPMA Colin Barker sadly died<br />

in the summer from problems<br />

caused by pancreatic cancer.<br />

His funeral was attended by<br />

many of his friends and<br />

colleagues from the<br />

processing and packaging<br />

industry.<br />

He came to prominence in<br />

the industry as general<br />

manager and then managing<br />

director of Ling Systems, a<br />

manufacturer of conveyor<br />

systems before joining the<br />

Aetna Group as general<br />

manager; a post he still held<br />

at his death. A strong<br />

supporter of the PPMA from<br />

the outset, he joined the board<br />

in the early 1990s, becoming<br />

president in 1997/8.<br />

In this time, he hosted the<br />

10th anniversary celebrations<br />

for the association and worked<br />

closely with his vice president<br />

Barry Gunton during a period<br />

when the future of the PPMA<br />

Show and relations with Reed<br />

Exhibitions was a top priority.<br />

He was also instrumental in<br />

securing the Wallington<br />

This year’s annual conference,<br />

table top exhibition and awards<br />

dinner of the International<br />

Society for Pharmaceutical<br />

Engineering (ISPE) UK Affiliate<br />

is being held at the Hilton<br />

Brighton Metropole on<br />

Thursday 13 November.<br />

Under the chairmanship of<br />

Gordon Farquharson,<br />

managing director of Critical<br />

Systems, the conference will<br />

ask the question: Are the<br />

GMPs for the 21st Century<br />

delivering?<br />

In 2002, the FDA launched<br />

the Pharmaceutical cGMPs<br />

for the 21st Century: A risk<br />

based approach initiative and<br />

carried out a series of<br />

roadshows throughout Europe<br />

Colin Barker has sadly died<br />

premises that the PPMA<br />

Group continues to operate<br />

from today.<br />

A ‘Rumpole-like’ sense of<br />

humour belied a sharp judge<br />

of character and a strong<br />

sense of duty to the industry.<br />

As well as supporting the<br />

PPMA and its activities, Colin<br />

was also heavily involved in<br />

the British Bottlers Institute,<br />

having been on the Council for<br />

many years and national<br />

chairman for five years.<br />

Colin made many new<br />

friends within the industry and<br />

took great pleasure from the<br />

lasting bonds with members<br />

of the PPMA board, with<br />

whom he still played golf<br />

regularly. He was a devoted<br />

father to his three children<br />

Paul, Andrew and Sara,<br />

together with his grandchildren,<br />

who he used to take regularly<br />

to watch his lifelong team<br />

Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.<br />

PPMA Company Secretary<br />

Ian Jardine worked with Colin<br />

for many years. “Colin had a<br />

dry sense of humour and a<br />

ready wit,” he says. “He will<br />

be remembered by those who<br />

were there, for the time he<br />

‘left’ a PPMA board meeting<br />

he was chairing in a state of<br />

high dudgeon, only to return<br />

a few minutes later having<br />

realised that one of the other<br />

directors had given him a lift!<br />

“Always helpful and<br />

supportive, with a pint of Diet<br />

Coke in hand, he was a real<br />

character and will be much<br />

missed by us all.”<br />

Pharma event covers issues<br />

and the US. A little over ten<br />

years on, has it really had the<br />

effect that regulators and the<br />

pharmaceutical manufacturing<br />

industry anticipated?<br />

The conference will look<br />

from both the regulatory and<br />

manufacturing aspects and<br />

explore whether the initiative<br />

really has delivered on its<br />

objectives.<br />

Included in the line-up will<br />

be a regulatory view from<br />

MHRA as well as an FDA<br />

inspector perspective while<br />

an international production<br />

view will be shared via a<br />

GSK case study.<br />

For more information on<br />

the conference and the<br />

awards dinner, email:<br />

ISPE<strong>2014</strong>@cfsevents.co.uk.<br />

www.regonline.co.uk/<br />

ISPEUK<strong>2014</strong><br />

8 MACHINERY UPDATE: SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER <strong>2014</strong><br />

www.machineryupdate.co.uk


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ppma awards<br />

Finalists are named in<br />

PPMA Group Awards<br />

Finalists in this year’s PPMA Group Industry Awards have been announced and these companies will now battle to<br />

win the top prizes.<br />

Awards will be announced at a gala dinner to be held at the Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on Tuesday<br />

30 <strong>September</strong>, the first night of the PPMA Show being held at the NEC.<br />

Guests will be entertained by impressionist and satirist Rory Bremner while the awards will be presented by<br />

BBC presenter Amy Garcia.<br />

Take a look at the short listed finalists who have been chosen from the hundreds of entries across twelve categories<br />

and, if you can’t make the evening, see who has won the top prizes and also been recognised for Outstanding<br />

Achievement in the November/December issue of Machinery Update.<br />

Most Innovative Processing<br />

or Packaging Machine<br />

● Endoline Machinery<br />

● Linx Printing Technologies<br />

● Marel<br />

● Olympus Automation<br />

● Pacepacker Services<br />

● PFM Packaging Machinery<br />

● Tekpak Automation<br />

● Videojet Technologies<br />

Most Innovative Ancillary<br />

Equipment<br />

● Elesa (UK)<br />

● Meler/Adsol UK<br />

● Renmar<br />

● Sumitomo SHI Demag<br />

● Venair<br />

● Detectamet<br />

Processing & Packaging<br />

Machinery Manufacturer<br />

of the Year<br />

● Enercon Industries<br />

● Loma Systems<br />

● Riggs Autopack<br />

● Russell Finex<br />

● Winkworth Group<br />

Most Innovative Machine<br />

Vision Project<br />

● Dimaco (UK)<br />

● Framos Electronics<br />

● Olmec - UK<br />

● Scandinavian Machine Vision<br />

● Sick UK<br />

● Valco Melton UK<br />

Most Innovative Automation<br />

System of the Year<br />

● Ave UK<br />

● Endoline Machinery<br />

● Logopak International<br />

● Pacepacker Services<br />

● RMGroup<br />

● Tekpak<br />

Exporter of the Year<br />

● DC Norris & Company<br />

● Endoline Machinery<br />

● Industrial Washing Machines<br />

● PLF International<br />

● Russell Finex<br />

● Venair<br />

● Winkworth Group<br />

Exceptional Sales or<br />

Company Growth Award<br />

● Adsol UK<br />

● Enercon Industries<br />

● Fortress Technology<br />

● Loma Systems<br />

● PLF International<br />

● Riggs Autopack<br />

● Venair<br />

● Winkworth Group<br />

● Yorkshire Packaging<br />

Systems<br />

Partnership of the Year<br />

Award<br />

● Adsol UK/Meler<br />

● Alrad Imaging/Dimaco (UK)<br />

● AutoCoding Systems/<br />

Loma Systems<br />

● Pacepacker Services/<br />

Fanuc/Festo<br />

● Olmec - UK/Rofin Baasel/<br />

Universal Converting<br />

Equipment<br />

● Stemmer Imaging/<br />

Siga Vision<br />

Customer Service Award<br />

● DC Norris & Company<br />

● Motan Colortronic<br />

● Pacepacker Services<br />

● PFM Packaging Machinery<br />

● Printsafe<br />

● Yorkshire Packaging<br />

Systems<br />

Polymer Equipment<br />

Manufacturer or Distributor<br />

of the Year<br />

● Motan Colortronic<br />

● Sumitomo SHI Demag<br />

Sustainability Award<br />

● Aetna UK<br />

● Langen Group<br />

● Olympus Automation<br />

Apprentice of the Year<br />

● Andrew Lufkin<br />

● Kynan Ellen<br />

Outstanding Achievement<br />

The person being honoured<br />

by the PPMA Group will be<br />

named on the night.<br />

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Table of 10 = £975 + VAT<br />

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The price includes: Sparkling Wine Reception; Four Course Dinner (including half a bottle of<br />

wine per person); Coffee & Petit Fours; Awards Ceremony with the ITV presenter Helen<br />

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new machinery<br />

Optimum bag<br />

filling at speed<br />

Beumer Group is offering the<br />

fillpac filling machine which<br />

can be integrated into<br />

existing packaging lines and<br />

adapted to suit individual<br />

customer needs. The<br />

weighing electronics included<br />

ensures the weight accuracy<br />

of the bags.<br />

The fillpac is designed for<br />

production rates ranging from<br />

300 to 6,000 bags an hour in<br />

various types.<br />

It is equipped with a<br />

weighing unit that, via special<br />

software, communicates with<br />

the filler neck permanently.<br />

Here, the automatic bag<br />

weight adjustment<br />

determines the exact filling<br />

weight of the bags to ensure<br />

filling accuracy. This means<br />

users no longer need to<br />

remove under or overweight<br />

bags from their lines, says<br />

the company.<br />

During filling, a threeposition<br />

cylinder regulates<br />

the coarse and fine flow and<br />

is protected from dust<br />

because it is positioned<br />

vertically and outside the dirty<br />

area. The cylinder for bag<br />

discharging is also located<br />

in the dust-free zone above<br />

the filling spout.<br />

01530 441297<br />

www.beumer.com<br />

Wash downs are no<br />

problem for ink jet<br />

A continuous ink jet (CIJ)<br />

printer – the A520i - has been<br />

launched by Domino to<br />

withstand the harsh production<br />

environments of the beverage<br />

and dairy sectors while<br />

delivering flexible and<br />

consistent coding at high<br />

output speeds.<br />

The A520i represents the<br />

next generation in Domino’s<br />

A-series range of CIJ printers<br />

and has been designed to<br />

provide optimum performance<br />

in the most challenging of<br />

production environments.<br />

Each printer comes ‘wrapped’<br />

in an IP55 marine grade robust<br />

stainless steel cabinet<br />

protecting an IP66 sealed<br />

electronics enclosure.<br />

In addition, each print head<br />

is covered in a heavy duty<br />

casing, providing maximum<br />

protection during regular<br />

wash down cleaning<br />

procedures.<br />

The A520i is also the<br />

first CIJ printer to<br />

incorporate the plenum<br />

airflow cooling system,<br />

which ensures the printer<br />

stays cool whatever the<br />

production environment.<br />

A further addition to<br />

Domino’s CIJ printer<br />

range is the XS print<br />

head, an option for high<br />

speed applications that<br />

prints top quality code,<br />

with clear and easy to<br />

read characters. The<br />

XS uses a patented<br />

droplet handling system<br />

to deliver a wide range of print<br />

formats at speeds up to 1400<br />

bottles, cans or cartons a<br />

minute, without sacrificing<br />

The A520i is designed to withstand wash<br />

down cleaning procedures<br />

Semi-automatic adjustment system saves time<br />

Rovema has developed a new<br />

semi-automatic adjustment<br />

system as an alternative to<br />

the conventional manual<br />

adjustment of the numerous<br />

position indicators on<br />

cartoning machines.<br />

The control unit of this format<br />

adjustment system can control<br />

up to 32 adjustment points on<br />

the machine and offers<br />

reductions in changeover times,<br />

accuracy or legibility in the<br />

process.<br />

01954 782551<br />

www.domino-uk.com<br />

high reproducibility during<br />

adjustment work, format<br />

changes and fine tuning<br />

as well as exact positioning.<br />

01296 310490<br />

www.rovema.co.uk<br />

Filling and cushioning<br />

Tapes and glue<br />

Boxes and pallets<br />

Extraordinary solutions<br />

for everyday packaging needs<br />

Packaging machines<br />

Strapping and stapling<br />

Bags and sacks<br />

Our world class products and solutions provide a secure<br />

and easy method of enclosing items for packing, posting<br />

and storage, and meet the most rigorous protective,<br />

mailing, cushioning, wrapping or void filling requirements.<br />

Papers and boards<br />

Packaging films<br />

Postal packaging<br />

Tel: 0870 241 1466<br />

Web www.ambassador-antalis.co.uk


new machinery<br />

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The PTR-1030 series open mouth bagger from Premier Tech Chronos incorporates two robotic arms<br />

Robotic solution for<br />

open mouth bagger<br />

Premier Tech Chronos<br />

(PTC) has developed the<br />

PTR-1030 series open<br />

mouth bagger which can<br />

pack dry free-flowing<br />

materials at rates up to<br />

1,100 bags an hour in a<br />

range of bag types and<br />

sizes. An upgrade option is<br />

also available to allow the<br />

bagger to handle porous<br />

woven PP.<br />

PTC is a Fanuc Robotics<br />

integrator and has<br />

incorporated two robotic<br />

arms into the new machine.<br />

One robotic arm handles<br />

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empty bags to accurately<br />

position them on the filling<br />

spout while the second arm<br />

removes the filled bag for<br />

transfer to the closing system.<br />

Separating out these<br />

basic operating functions to<br />

different robotic arms has<br />

enabled PTC to enhance the<br />

speed of the unit which has<br />

also benefited from the<br />

reliability of the Fanuc robots.<br />

The design has also made<br />

the unit versatile. For<br />

instance, the unit can handle<br />

a wide range of bag types<br />

and sizes including<br />

gusseted or pillow type<br />

open mouth bags made<br />

from paper, PE, laminated<br />

woven PP and porous<br />

woven PP. Bag widths<br />

between 279 to 610mm<br />

and lengths of 457 to<br />

1016mm can be handled<br />

by the system.<br />

Robot arm programming<br />

provides optimum bag<br />

changeover times when<br />

changed to a different<br />

packing schedule, product,<br />

type or size.<br />

0115 935 1351<br />

www.premiertechchronos.com<br />

Spiral elevators are hygienic<br />

Western Mechanical<br />

Handling (WMH) has added<br />

spiral elevators and<br />

de-elevators to its portfolio<br />

of handling equipment.<br />

Modular plastic belting is<br />

used in the compact units,<br />

designed to take up as little<br />

floor space as possible and<br />

with a focus on hygiene for<br />

use in the food industry.<br />

The conveyors utilise all<br />

stainless steel, fully welded<br />

construction and feature<br />

offset bearings and support<br />

WMH says this spiral design<br />

addresses a gap in the market<br />

frames to minimise bug traps.<br />

Working with a local<br />

manufacturer of prepared<br />

foods, WMH developed<br />

two spiral units to form part<br />

of a complete oven loading<br />

system. The spiral<br />

elevators enabled products<br />

from two production lines<br />

to be elevated to high level<br />

in a very small footprint<br />

which created an access<br />

route for personnel and<br />

equipment into an area<br />

within the factory where<br />

space was very limited.<br />

01579 383788<br />

www.wmh-uk-ltd.com<br />

• Grinding<br />

• Bowl Chopping<br />

• Emulsifying<br />

• Mixing<br />

• Forming<br />

• Filling<br />

• Extruding<br />

• Smoking<br />

• Cooling<br />

• Depositing<br />

• Topping<br />

Multivac have the<br />

right solution for<br />

your application &<br />

business.<br />

• Trials<br />

• Rentals<br />

• Lease & finance<br />

options available.<br />

For a competitive<br />

quote on our high<br />

quality, great<br />

value processing<br />

equipment call us<br />

on 01793 425800<br />

or email:<br />

sales@multivac.co.uk<br />

or come & see the kit<br />

for yourself in our<br />

Innovation Centre in<br />

Swindon, you will<br />

not be disappointed.<br />

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new machinery<br />

Small robot brings benefits<br />

ABB’s new IRB 1200 robot<br />

can help make machines<br />

15% smaller and 10% faster.<br />

It expands ABB’s family of<br />

small robots and is primarily<br />

aimed at materials handling<br />

and machine tending<br />

applications demanding<br />

flexibility, ease of use,<br />

compactness and short cycle<br />

times while still maintaining<br />

large working envelopes.<br />

As a complete solution, the<br />

IRB 1200 performs in<br />

situations that require a<br />

compact package without<br />

sacrificing working range or<br />

functionality. With no offset in<br />

axis two, it can achieve a<br />

longer stroke than other robots,<br />

enabling it to be placed very<br />

close to the work piece and<br />

still be functional.<br />

One particular benefit of this<br />

long stroke is that it allows for<br />

a much more compact<br />

installation when the robot is<br />

mounted on the ceiling inside<br />

a small cell, such as in<br />

electronics machining or<br />

polishing applications.<br />

Offering reliable, robust performance in a turn-key package, Selo are able<br />

to offer vertical packaging solutions for powder and liquid applications from<br />

bulk feed dosing to finished carton and case.<br />

With a range of machines capable of between 20 and 160 bags per minute,<br />

Selo can offer a solution to suit all applications and budgets.<br />

Tel: 0845 2932910 Email: uk@selo.com<br />

WWW.SELO.COM<br />

The IRB 1200 expands ABB’s<br />

family of small robots<br />

The IRB 1200 comes in two<br />

variants which can handle<br />

a wide range of applications<br />

and are, says ABB, cost<br />

effective due to commonality<br />

of parts. The 700mm reach<br />

variant can carry a payload of<br />

up to 7 kg, while the longer<br />

reach 900mm variant can<br />

carry up to 5 kg.<br />

Both variants can be<br />

mounted at any angle and<br />

come with IP 40 protection as<br />

standard. IP 67 protection is<br />

also available as an option.<br />

It has been designed to be<br />

easy to integrate. Electrical<br />

and air connections can be<br />

made to the robot via side<br />

ports or an underline option.<br />

In addition, an Ethernet port<br />

makes it easy to integrate<br />

with other equipment.<br />

01908 350300<br />

www.abb.com/robotics<br />

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KHS has<br />

extended its<br />

Innoket 360 series<br />

of roll-fed labelling<br />

machines. The Innoket 360<br />

and the compact Innoket<br />

360 S (with an output of up<br />

to 50,000 PET bottles per<br />

hour) have now been joined<br />

by the Innoket 360 Duo<br />

which has two roll-fed<br />

labelling stations and a<br />

capacity of up to 60,000<br />

non-returnable PET bottles<br />

an hour.<br />

All labellers in the Innoket<br />

360 series have also been<br />

further optimised. New<br />

developments include a<br />

servo motor driven reel<br />

stand and an intelligent<br />

sensor which controls label<br />

cutting, reacts very quickly<br />

to new requirements and<br />

can also do without cutting<br />

marks (as an option). The<br />

Innoket 360 in particular is<br />

now more flexible thanks<br />

to the option of integrating<br />

an extra self-adhesive<br />

labelling station and/or a<br />

tamper evident sleever,<br />

says the company.<br />

The roll-fed labellers<br />

operate with a double reel<br />

stand, with film being<br />

unravelled from one reel<br />

while the other is idle.<br />

When the reel comes to an<br />

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Speeds up<br />

to 60,000<br />

non-returnable PET<br />

bottles an hour can be labelled<br />

end, the speed drops<br />

momentarily and the<br />

autosplicer attaches the end<br />

of the active reel to the<br />

beginning of the waiting reel.<br />

Operation then continues<br />

without interruption and a<br />

sensor driven web edge<br />

control ensures that the<br />

labelling material always<br />

keeps to its allocated track.<br />

Other machine<br />

improvements include a<br />

servo drive that reduces the<br />

amount of force exerted on<br />

the film web – by about<br />

80%. In turn, this boosts<br />

machine tolerance to<br />

fluctuating grades of label<br />

material, making the Innoket<br />

360 series more robust and<br />

more reliable. Thinner films<br />

can also now be processed.<br />

new machinery<br />

Roll-fed labeller delivers<br />

efficient material savings<br />

The new sensor reacts to<br />

the operator simply<br />

touching the product to be<br />

processed on screen,<br />

resulting in even faster<br />

changeovers and fewer<br />

sources of error. The<br />

optional use of a sensor<br />

which no longer needs a<br />

cutting mark is another<br />

new feature. It can detect<br />

where a cut is to be made<br />

by studying the label’s<br />

pixel array.<br />

Label ends no longer<br />

have to be glued over<br />

unattractive cutting marks<br />

which means up to 10mm<br />

of label can be saved per<br />

labelled bottle.<br />

0121 713 6900<br />

www.khs.com<br />

Ensuring pumped food safety<br />

Mettler-Toledo Safeline<br />

Metal Detection has<br />

expanded its range of<br />

product inspection<br />

technologies with the<br />

addition of the L Series<br />

Pipeline metal detectors.<br />

These are designed to<br />

identify and remove metal<br />

contaminants from food<br />

products in liquid, paste and<br />

slurry formats such as<br />

soups, pastas, baby foods,<br />

condiments, sauces and<br />

liquid chocolate before<br />

packing.<br />

Mettler says with its<br />

detection head, enhanced<br />

filtering techniques and<br />

use of high frequency<br />

technology, these compact<br />

systems enable food<br />

manufacturers to increase<br />

their productivity, reduce<br />

operational costs and<br />

comply with international<br />

food safety standards,<br />

irrespective of harsh<br />

food processing<br />

conditions.<br />

The detectors can be<br />

sealed up to IP66 level to<br />

withstand wash down<br />

regimes.<br />

0161 848 8636<br />

www.mt.com<br />

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• Traysealers<br />

• Vacuum packing<br />

machines<br />

• Thermoformers<br />

• Blister formers<br />

CK<br />

• Skin packing<br />

machines<br />

• Labellers<br />

• Metal detectors<br />

• Checkweighers<br />

• X-ray machines<br />

• Vision & inspection<br />

systems<br />

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So whether you are<br />

a small producer,<br />

a growing business,<br />

or large national or<br />

multi-national<br />

business Multivac<br />

have a high quality,<br />

affordable packaging<br />

solution for you.<br />

• Trials<br />

• Rentals<br />

• Lease & finance<br />

options available.<br />

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For a competitive quote on our<br />

high quality, great value packaging<br />

equipment call us on 01793 425800<br />

or email: sales@multivac.co.uk or<br />

come & see the kit for yourself in<br />

our Innovation Centre in Swindon,<br />

you will not be disappointed.<br />

www.multivac.co.uk


SMARTER PRODUCT USABILITY<br />

WE’VE DONE AWAY<br />

WITH ALIGNMENT!<br />

THE NEW PRK 18B<br />

The new, calibrated abeam optics<br />

of the PRK 18B retro-refl ective photoelectric sensor<br />

save time and extensive mounting accessories.<br />

Dr. Marie-Theres Heine,<br />

Product Manager –<br />

Switching Sensors<br />

Phone 01480 408 500 – www.leuze.co.uk


new machinery<br />

Integrated blister packer<br />

brings compact benefits<br />

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The complete line has a small footprint<br />

Marchesini’s robotised<br />

blister line sees the<br />

integration of the blister<br />

thermoforming and carton<br />

packaging phases in a<br />

single compact line.<br />

The new machine pitch<br />

control system, the new<br />

cartoning section and the<br />

special carton opening and<br />

product insertion system<br />

contribute in boosting<br />

production performance up<br />

to 320 blisters and more<br />

than 260 cartons a minute.<br />

And all this is incorporated<br />

in a small footprint.<br />

A 3-axis Robocombi with<br />

sucker pick up head,<br />

patented by the company,<br />

connects the two stations<br />

and minimises size<br />

changeover operations.<br />

The units are no longer<br />

made up of several single<br />

parts but of integrated<br />

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blocks which are replaced<br />

in one go.<br />

Called the Integra 320,<br />

the thermoforming section<br />

has two standard forming<br />

reels: one for the reel in use<br />

and one for the spare reel<br />

to cut down on operator<br />

involvement. The machine<br />

is equipped with a servooperated<br />

film unwinder<br />

which stops automatically<br />

when the material runs out.<br />

Correct position<br />

It also has an integrated<br />

forming material splicing<br />

table with automatic vacuum<br />

system, which blocks the<br />

film in the correct position.<br />

The forming station,<br />

operated by a servomotor,<br />

is installed at the back of the<br />

machine, making the layout<br />

more compact and clearly<br />

separating the product<br />

Up to 320 blisters and more than 260 cartons a minute are handled<br />

infeed zone. The product<br />

infeed unit can be fitted<br />

without tools, while the<br />

parts have quick-lock<br />

couplings to make<br />

replacement and assembly<br />

work quick and accurate.<br />

All the parts are<br />

designed so that the<br />

product flows easily and<br />

smoothly: each step is<br />

made with positive motion<br />

to avoid obstructions or<br />

blind spots.<br />

The flat and continuous<br />

motion sealing station<br />

follows the film so that it<br />

can be sealed even at low<br />

temperatures. The<br />

combined intermittent and<br />

tracking movement gives<br />

the two materials more<br />

time to seal and also at a<br />

constant pressure right<br />

along the full surface of<br />

the blister.<br />

If the machine stops,<br />

the plates open, thus<br />

safeguarding the material<br />

between them.<br />

Once the blister has<br />

been cut, it is picked up<br />

and placed on the outlet<br />

belt before it is picked up<br />

by the Robocombi. This<br />

robot picks up the product,<br />

stacks it correctly and<br />

places it directly into the<br />

buckets of the carton<br />

packager.<br />

01525 216201<br />

www.marchesini.com<br />

Multivac’s film<br />

& pouch business<br />

can offer:<br />

• ”One source<br />

supplier” for<br />

machinery, film &<br />

pouch packaging.<br />

• Cost effective,<br />

bespoke local<br />

solutions.<br />

• All material<br />

types, flexible,<br />

semi-rigid & skin<br />

films for vacuum,<br />

MAP, sous vide &<br />

microwave packs.<br />

• Shrink bags &<br />

standard vacuum<br />

pouches.<br />

• In house print.<br />

From Repro to print<br />

& conversion.<br />

For a competitive quote on your<br />

pouches, shrink pouches, semirigid<br />

or flexible films both plain &<br />

printed, call us on 01793 425800<br />

or email: sales@multivac.co.uk<br />

www.multivac.co.uk


new machinery<br />

Food grade conveyor option<br />

A new range of lube-free<br />

plastics combination chains for<br />

the food processing and<br />

pharmaceutical industries that<br />

meet strict EU hygiene<br />

standards are now available<br />

from FB Chain.<br />

The range of corrosion<br />

resistant chains do not require<br />

lubrication for optimal<br />

performance and also meet<br />

strict hygiene standards. The<br />

plastics combination (PC)<br />

chain is constructed from<br />

Chains are suitable<br />

for the food and<br />

beverage<br />

industries<br />

food-grade engineering<br />

plastics inner links, supported<br />

by 304 grade stainless steel<br />

bearing pins and outer link<br />

plates. It matches the strength<br />

of standard stainless steel<br />

chain but has a much lower<br />

friction co-efficient, eliminating<br />

the need for lubrication and<br />

increasing wear life. This chain<br />

is also much quieter and 50%<br />

lighter, helping manufacturers<br />

to meet energy efficiency and<br />

environmental targets, while<br />

enjoying a significantly lower<br />

total cost of ownership, says<br />

the company. Furthermore, the<br />

bushed design of the plastics<br />

inner link ensures that in wash<br />

down applications there is no<br />

risk of residue becoming<br />

trapped between the chain<br />

components and resulting in<br />

contamination over time.<br />

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The new generation X65 conveyor helps<br />

you lower your Total Cost of Ownership<br />

– at the same time as you increase your<br />

capacity and flexibility towards new<br />

products and processes.<br />

Installation and ramp-up is quick<br />

and straightforward, while operation is<br />

more energy-efficient and requires less<br />

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THE NEW HIGH SPEED<br />

X65 CONVEYOR SYSTEM<br />

maintenance than today’s standard.<br />

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Available from stock in foodgrade<br />

blue, a general purpose<br />

white engineering plastics<br />

version is also available, both<br />

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from 3/8in to ¾in pitch. The<br />

chain is dimensionally<br />

interchangeable with stainless<br />

steel chain, meaning no<br />

adjustments to sprockets or<br />

other existing conveyor<br />

components are required to<br />

accommodate it. Nevertheless,<br />

the company is able to supply<br />

a wide range of sprockets<br />

made from either stainless<br />

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polymers, as well as high<br />

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new machinery<br />

Flow wrapping range is<br />

demonstrated in the US<br />

A<br />

UTO<br />

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At Pack Expo International<br />

in November (2-5, McCormick<br />

Place, Chicago, USA),<br />

Bosch Packaging<br />

Technology will demonstrate<br />

a range of equipment from<br />

entry-level solutions to high<br />

end technology for<br />

maximum productivity,<br />

including the Pack Series of<br />

horizontal flow wrappers.<br />

The Pack Series of<br />

horizontal flow wrappers<br />

are suitable for small to<br />

medium sized businesses<br />

and, says Bosch, the entrylevel<br />

Pack 101 offers the<br />

widest product size range<br />

currently available on<br />

wrappers in its class and<br />

includes quick and easy<br />

setup and changeovers.<br />

Another version is the Pack<br />

401, a higher speed<br />

wrapper designed for full<br />

automation, with options<br />

www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

The Pack 101 is for<br />

manufacturers looking to<br />

automate packing<br />

such as integrating with<br />

advanced feeding<br />

technology and automatic<br />

film splicing as well as<br />

product inspection and<br />

rejection technology.<br />

The Pack 401 is available<br />

as standalone equipment or<br />

it can be combined with<br />

other packaging machines<br />

such as Delta robotics,<br />

secondary packaging,<br />

product handling and<br />

various infeed technologies<br />

for complete solutions.<br />

Additionally, the Pack<br />

series includes inverted<br />

wrappers for soft, difficult to<br />

handle products and<br />

multipack items as well as<br />

long dwell wrappers for<br />

hermetically sealed packs.<br />

01332 626262<br />

www.boschpackaging.com<br />

Pallet wrapping is extended<br />

Aetna has launched the<br />

Ecowrap rotary arm semi<br />

automatic pallet wrapper.<br />

Using the same controls as<br />

the successful Ecoplat<br />

range of turntable pallet<br />

wrappers, this machine is<br />

described as an economic<br />

alternative for those with<br />

unstable pallets or very little<br />

space for a pallet wrapper.<br />

The company has also<br />

introduced the new 08<br />

Improved weighing accuracy<br />

and higher throughputs are<br />

offered by the C3000<br />

System new generation of<br />

checkweighers from Mettler-<br />

Toledo Garvens.<br />

The platform covers a<br />

weighing range of up to<br />

10kg and allows food and<br />

range of pallet wrappers that<br />

are fitted with touchpad<br />

controls and can easily be<br />

updated with a USB stick.<br />

Featuring multilayer<br />

technology as standard,<br />

these machines are capable<br />

of wrapping pallets far more<br />

securely at less cost than<br />

any equivalent machine,<br />

says the company.<br />

01234 825050<br />

www.aetna.co.uk<br />

pharmaceutical producers<br />

to inspect up to 600 products<br />

a minute resulting in<br />

increased overall equipment<br />

efficiency and a lower total<br />

cost of ownership, says the<br />

company.<br />

“This technology will<br />

further help manufacturers to<br />

The Ecowrap<br />

is a semi<br />

automatic<br />

option<br />

Checkweighers offer improvements<br />

improve their production<br />

line efficiency and future<br />

proof their business,”<br />

explains Kerstin Bernhard,<br />

head of marketing and<br />

product management at<br />

Mettler-Toledo Garvens.<br />

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Our solutions<br />

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• Auto case packing<br />

• Auto palletising<br />

• All with a fully<br />

integrated single<br />

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Solutions might<br />

include just one, or<br />

all of these elements<br />

combined with<br />

vision & quality<br />

inspection systems.<br />

With a Multivac<br />

automation solution,<br />

we take<br />

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installation news<br />

Robot palletiser brings<br />

operational efficiencies<br />

Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, recognised that a<br />

significant increase in operational efficiencies could be achieved through the installation of a robotic<br />

palletising system at its Banbury plant. Machinery Update reports<br />

Barry Callebaut had initiated a<br />

major investment programme<br />

across all areas of its<br />

manufacturing process to<br />

deliver an increase in capacity<br />

and optimise production flow.<br />

To further improve efficiencies,<br />

a three phase investment over<br />

two years was then planned for<br />

the palletising area with the<br />

implementation of a fully<br />

integrated robotic solution to<br />

an existing line.<br />

The new system was<br />

required to provide greater<br />

flexibility and reliability, utilise<br />

limited floor area, simplify<br />

operational procedures and<br />

reduce maintenance costs.<br />

In addition, it would have to<br />

overcome the challenges of<br />

picking up multiple sizes of<br />

boxes (between 10kg and<br />

25kg), increase cycle rates<br />

and be fully compliant with<br />

the company’s health and<br />

safety disciplines.<br />

The company commissioned<br />

CKF Systems as its project<br />

partner to design, build and<br />

install an integrated robotic<br />

palletising system within its<br />

A CKF designed gripper is used for cases of 25kg of product<br />

Robot cells designed to handle and palletise three SKUs are in operation<br />

manufacturing plant.<br />

“We were impressed by<br />

work CKF had undertaken for<br />

a major confectionery brand,”<br />

explains Barnz Parkin, project<br />

management engineer at<br />

Barry Callebaut. “We spoke to<br />

the project manager who we<br />

regard highly and he provided<br />

a sound endorsement; a<br />

good partner, talented,<br />

flexible and reliable.<br />

“We looked at nine different<br />

organisations and only CKF<br />

demonstrated a complete<br />

understanding of our situation<br />

and submitted a working<br />

solution that would improve our<br />

capabilities in line with budget<br />

and expectations,” he<br />

continues. “It was a major<br />

undertaking for the business<br />

and therefore essential that we<br />

made the right decision.”<br />

The initial project is<br />

designed around a single<br />

robot cell but with the ability to<br />

palletise three different SKU’s<br />

at the same time. The cell,<br />

incorporating an ABB IRB 660<br />

with a bespoke gripper, has<br />

been designed by CKF. It<br />

utilises 3D Inventor and Robot<br />

Studio simulation to ensure<br />

the full range of case sizes,<br />

weights and configurations<br />

can be handled and are able<br />

to pick layer sheets.<br />

The case feed system<br />

comprises a high level interface<br />

complete with divert station and<br />

bar code detection, to direct the<br />

flow of designated cases to the<br />

robot cell and separate in to<br />

three defined collation stations.<br />

Each station incorporates an<br />

identical conditioning section to<br />

orientate and collate the cases<br />

into defined rows and counts<br />

for the robot pick to create the<br />

pallet pattern. A dedicated<br />

pallet load station is positioned<br />

at the end of each collation<br />

station and the cell also<br />

includes two separate layer<br />

sheet feed sections to handle<br />

both Chep and Euro pallet<br />

sized sheets.<br />

The overall system includes<br />

two dedicated pallet denesters<br />

for Chep and Euro, a loaded<br />

pallet discharge station and a<br />

twin shuttle car. The shuttle<br />

car arrangement is designed<br />

to receive individual pallets, on<br />

demand, from the designated<br />

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installation news<br />

denester and deliver them to<br />

the relevant pallet load station<br />

at start of production. The<br />

shuttle is also designed to<br />

receive and exchange both<br />

loaded and empty pallets,<br />

with the loaded pallets<br />

delivered to the unload station<br />

before the car returns to the<br />

denester stations to collect<br />

the next pallet.<br />

The final configuration of the<br />

system includes provision for<br />

the introduction of a second<br />

robot cell and a fully automatic<br />

spiral wrapping machine.<br />

The complete operation is<br />

fully contained within a guard<br />

enclosure incorporating<br />

strategically positioned light<br />

beams, roller shutter door<br />

and interlocks to meet the very<br />

highest safety standards with<br />

zoned safety areas to<br />

maximise overall system<br />

efficiency.<br />

“Our decision<br />

has been<br />

vindicated as we<br />

are delighted by<br />

the initial results<br />

and the mindset<br />

shown by CKF,”<br />

explains chief<br />

engineer Mike<br />

Parkins.<br />

“There is total<br />

professionalism<br />

in the way their<br />

engineers see<br />

and do things;<br />

CKF understands<br />

our business and<br />

the very high<br />

standards we<br />

demand.<br />

“We attached<br />

great importance to maintaining<br />

scheduled output without<br />

disruption and CKF ensured<br />

The robot picks and places the layer sheets at the Banbury plant<br />

The ABB robot and gripper places cases onto the pallets<br />

that during installation and<br />

commissioning our existing<br />

machine continued to pack at<br />

all times,” continues Parkins.<br />

“There was a close<br />

collaboration throughout<br />

between CKF’s engineers and<br />

our own team, ensuring that<br />

when it was necessary to break<br />

into the line, this was done with<br />

minimal disruption.”<br />

The project was fully<br />

operational within six months<br />

of placing the order and<br />

significant benefits have been<br />

achieved from the investment.<br />

Reliability has increased and<br />

the capability of the single cell<br />

has more than doubled, from<br />

300 to 700 cases per hour.<br />

“The new line<br />

fits perfectly with<br />

our long term<br />

capacity-increase<br />

model,” concludes<br />

Parkins. “It’s easy<br />

to operate, requires<br />

minimal<br />

maintenance and<br />

reinforces our<br />

commitment to<br />

improving health<br />

and safety.”<br />

Barnz Parkin<br />

praises the work<br />

undertaken by CKF<br />

Systems and the<br />

smooth transition to<br />

a fully automated<br />

operation. “I have<br />

been impressed<br />

by CKF’s flexible<br />

approach along with high<br />

levels of thought, care and<br />

detail,” he says. “The onsite<br />

engineers were professional<br />

throughout, even a series<br />

of last minute demands<br />

were handled extremely<br />

smoothly.<br />

“CKF has demonstrated a<br />

willingness to understand our<br />

working practises and work<br />

closely alongside our own<br />

staff,” he continues. “Not only<br />

has this ensured a healthy<br />

team spirit, our work force<br />

immediately bought into the<br />

changes and the ongoing<br />

training programmes.”<br />

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installation news<br />

Homogeniser improves product quality<br />

Dairygold Food Ingredients<br />

(DFI) has installed two<br />

Series 5 Ytron-Z in-line<br />

homogenisers following<br />

successful product trials<br />

demonstrated that the units<br />

improved product quality.<br />

Indeed, discussions are<br />

already underway between<br />

the two companies to identify<br />

and trial an appropriate<br />

blending unit that will allow<br />

the rapid hydration of water<br />

soluble powders without<br />

the risk of foaming and<br />

ensuring a consistent<br />

balanced formula.<br />

Last year, the Ytron-Z unit<br />

was identified as a possible<br />

product improver after its<br />

benefits in yoghurt production<br />

were demonstrated. Long<br />

term trials of a Ytron-Z<br />

inline emulsifier then began<br />

at the Leeds site.<br />

Eric Dunlea from the R&D<br />

innovation centre of DFI in<br />

Ireland and Howard Ibbetson,<br />

engineering manager at<br />

Ytron-Quadro conducted<br />

exhaustive trials across the<br />

complete product range.<br />

DFI was delighted with the<br />

results as the already high<br />

product quality visually<br />

improved. Product was<br />

smoother and a ‘glossy’ effect<br />

was seen across all products.<br />

The lower fat variants gained<br />

body too which has now<br />

delivered what DFI feels is a<br />

‘best-in-class’ product. Starch<br />

is used in some products as a<br />

stabiliser but the presence of<br />

un-hydrated starch molecules<br />

in finished product is clearly<br />

not acceptable to customers.<br />

The Ytron-Z gave us another<br />

tool to eradicate these<br />

occurrences and speed up<br />

our process without<br />

damaging the functionality<br />

of the starch, says a DFI<br />

spokesman.<br />

The results were so<br />

conclusive that two Ytron-Z<br />

units were ordered earlier this<br />

year. These will be installed in<br />

the two production lines,<br />

packing bulk and smaller<br />

foodservice size packs.<br />

The Ytron-Z has a stainless<br />

steel housing which is fitted<br />

with a reactor head that<br />

houses up to three<br />

rotor/stator sets with fine<br />

radial tolerances. As well as<br />

product quality improvements,<br />

DFI has found that products<br />

are filled more continuously,<br />

reducing any overfill and<br />

therefore increasing<br />

production efficiency.<br />

01494 792898<br />

www.ytron-quadro.co.uk<br />

Two Ytron-Z in-line homogenisers<br />

have been installed at DFI in Leeds<br />

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installation news<br />

Second hand wrap success<br />

Ilapak’s technical team has<br />

carried out a complete<br />

upgrading and refurbishment<br />

of a Delta 3000LD inverted,<br />

electronic flow wrapper for<br />

manufacturer of wet and dry<br />

wipes Techtex. The fully<br />

upgraded Delta flow wrapper<br />

is now configured as an<br />

efficient packaging line for<br />

producing hermetically sealed<br />

packs of Clinitex wipes which<br />

are used in healthcare, DIY<br />

and industrial applications.<br />

“This is the first time we’ve<br />

gone down this route and we<br />

would definitely do so again,”<br />

explains Brian Whitney of<br />

Techtex. “Ilapak’s engineering<br />

team is first class and the entire<br />

project was completed on time<br />

and within our agreed budget.<br />

“We have a well-engineered<br />

packaging machine that has<br />

been designed to suit our<br />

needs, at a cheaper price than<br />

if we had bought the machine<br />

brand new,” he continues.<br />

Techtex purchased the ten<br />

year old Delta 3000LD flow<br />

wrapper before bringing in<br />

Ilapak’s technical team to<br />

upgrade the machine and<br />

create a bespoke packaging<br />

line which would allow the<br />

company to expand its<br />

wrapping capacity.<br />

The flow wrapper was<br />

originally configured to wrap<br />

pizzas so Ilapak worked closely<br />

with Techtex to survey the<br />

machine, identify the company’s<br />

packaging requirements and<br />

carry out the required electronic<br />

and mechanical upgrades. This<br />

included installing a new PC<br />

control system, touchscreen<br />

HMI and electrical hardware as<br />

well as upgrading a number of<br />

mechanical components.<br />

Ilapak then added an<br />

integrated die cutting system<br />

allowing Techtex to pre-cut<br />

film and apply labels quickly<br />

and efficiently inline, while the<br />

existing product infeed was<br />

also converted.<br />

The newly upgraded flow<br />

wrapper is now custom<br />

designed to wrap the wipes<br />

efficiently on a machine<br />

capable of high speeds which<br />

has a reliable sealing head<br />

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with an ‘oval’ jaw motion<br />

profile to ensure a long dwell<br />

time and so produce high<br />

quality hermetic seals.<br />

It also incorporates<br />

efficiency enhancing features<br />

such as no-product-no-bag,<br />

misplaced product detection<br />

and automatic size changes<br />

while being easy to operate.<br />

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www.ilapak.com<br />

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Tough, reliable, and not afraid of getting wet.<br />

The A520i is a versatile performer – even in the<br />

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operation, delivering seamless performance.<br />

Whatever the wash-down routine outside, its<br />

robust, 316 grade stainless steel casing protects all<br />

the intelligence inside.<br />

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The unique plenum airflow cooling system keeps<br />

the printer cool and the electronics sealed.<br />

And with the Domino service-free i-Tech ink<br />

management system, the A520i minimises planned<br />

downtime, while reducing your solvent footprint –<br />

driving down the overall cost of ownership.<br />

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installation news<br />

Vegetable pallet strapping<br />

is more efficient operation<br />

Gordian Strapping has<br />

installed a horizontal<br />

strapping machine to family<br />

owned vegetable company<br />

TH Clements in Boston that<br />

has allowed the company to<br />

redeploy two people.<br />

Gordian originally<br />

supplied an OMS 06RP<br />

horizontal strapping<br />

machine with a TR14 HD<br />

strapping head and the<br />

outfeed conveyor was<br />

modified last year to ensure<br />

that two pallets at a time<br />

could be taken off the line.<br />

In operation, the strapper<br />

applies three straps to<br />

pallets of green plastics<br />

trays which are supplied to<br />

one of the UK multiple<br />

supermarkets, and four<br />

straps to pallets of TH<br />

Clements-branded boxes<br />

The OMS 06RP horizontal strapper from Gordian Strapping<br />

that are supplied to the<br />

wholesale market. Edge<br />

protectors are manually<br />

applied to the pallets of<br />

boxes prior to strapping.<br />

The OMS TR14 HD head<br />

is compatible with a variety<br />

of different strap grades and<br />

only requires a full service<br />

every 200,000 cycles.<br />

“We are pleased with the<br />

performance of the<br />

strapping machine as it has<br />

allowed us to redeploy two<br />

people, who had previously<br />

been engaged in strapping<br />

pallets using hand<br />

strapping tools,” explains<br />

Glyn Halgarth, stock<br />

manager at TH Clements.<br />

01256 394400<br />

www.gordianstrapping.com<br />

Shrink wrap delivers for eggs<br />

Following the success with<br />

its two existing shrink wrap<br />

machines from Yorkshire<br />

Packaging Systems (YPS),<br />

Lakes Free Range Egg<br />

Company has installed<br />

further equipment on an<br />

additional shrink wrapping<br />

production line.<br />

Machinery supplied<br />

includes a SVAL 60 x 35<br />

inline sleeve sealer and a<br />

TR65/150 shrink tunnel.<br />

A double chamber shrink<br />

tunnel was required to cope<br />

Contract packer Wasdell<br />

Packaging has relied on<br />

Romaco Noack technology<br />

for many years and has<br />

just ordered four new<br />

Noack DPN 760 blister<br />

machines with two new<br />

Noack 623 blister pack<br />

machines.<br />

These blister machines<br />

The Lakes Free Range Egg<br />

Company has installed<br />

a third system from YPS<br />

with the output speeds<br />

required and the size of the<br />

packs to be handled.<br />

Installation benefits for the<br />

Contract packer installs blister units<br />

are supporting further<br />

growth and are being used<br />

for the primary packaging<br />

of tablets as well as soft<br />

and hard gelatine capsules.<br />

With its modular structure<br />

and length of just three<br />

metres, the Noack DPN 760<br />

has convinced numerous<br />

contract packers all over the<br />

egg company are the<br />

increase in productivity<br />

combined with common<br />

spare parts across all<br />

shrink wrapping lines.<br />

“Once again YPS has<br />

supplied us with a robust<br />

and reliable solution as<br />

we would have always<br />

expected,” explains<br />

Jonathan Lodge, general<br />

manager at The Lakes<br />

Free Range Egg Company.<br />

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www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

MACHINERY UPDATE: SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER <strong>2014</strong> 25


installation news<br />

Sweet burgers at speed<br />

Schubert has automated the assembly of the actual confectionery product as well as the packing process<br />

into individual plastics lidded pots in its latest TLM-F44 line – the largest built to date<br />

German confectionery<br />

company Trolli has installed<br />

an automatic line that<br />

assembles and packs up to<br />

540 of its Trolli Mini Burgers a<br />

minute. To accomplish this,<br />

1,620 individual pieces of<br />

candy are assembled into the<br />

‘burger’ and placed into folding<br />

plastics trays.<br />

The Trolli Mini Burger is<br />

made up of several layers of<br />

fruit gum and sugar foam. The<br />

three products, ‘the roll’, ‘the<br />

cheese and lettuce’ and ‘the<br />

meat and roll’, lie loosely<br />

stacked in the folding tray to<br />

look like a traditional burger.<br />

The order and the orientation<br />

cannot deviate. In this<br />

application, the Schubert line<br />

comprises 17 submachines<br />

and features 18 ordered<br />

TLM-F4 robots.<br />

In operation, the packaging<br />

line integrates two transmodule<br />

sections, one of which is a<br />

30-metre rail section, the<br />

longest transmodule section<br />

implemented by Schubert so<br />

far. On this rail section, 30<br />

transmodules transport the<br />

folding trays to the picker<br />

area and then further<br />

for closing. The<br />

second rail<br />

The top section of the sweet burger is placed into the other half of the folding plastics tray<br />

section carries the closed trays<br />

to the sealing process.<br />

This patented TLM<br />

transmodule is a single-axis,<br />

rail-based robot with<br />

contactless energy and data<br />

transmission. A turning unit is<br />

located at each end of the rail<br />

section, which enables<br />

unloaded modules to travel<br />

back to the other<br />

end on the lower<br />

track.<br />

CEO of Trolli Herbert Mederer says the line gives the company the<br />

freedom to innovate with new product and pack formats<br />

The first two submachines<br />

each contain a multi-lane<br />

magazine with folding trays.<br />

The associated TLM-F3<br />

removes trays and transfers<br />

them to a TLM-F2, which<br />

places them into the tool of a<br />

transmodule. The tool takes<br />

two rows of 12 cups each.<br />

Each transmodule then moves<br />

to the picker stations as a<br />

group, where the first three<br />

product belts feed in the bottom<br />

piece of the Trolli Mini Burger.<br />

This is followed by three<br />

product belts each for the<br />

middle and top pieces.<br />

The feeders are arranged<br />

crosswise to the line.<br />

Scanners record the position,<br />

rotary orientation and bottom or<br />

top surface of the fruit gums.<br />

TLM-F4 robots pick up the<br />

products. If the correct side is<br />

facing upward, the robot places<br />

the product directly into one<br />

half of the folding tray.<br />

If a burger element has to be<br />

turned, the product enters a<br />

turning unit immediately next to<br />

the product belt. The unit folds<br />

over, and the burger section<br />

can be removed by the picker.<br />

The fruit gum burger is<br />

completed at the end of the<br />

picker line, where the bottom<br />

and middle pieces are in one<br />

half of the tray, and the top<br />

piece is in the other half. The<br />

transmodule drives up to the<br />

sealing station where a TLM-F2<br />

removes a row of cups and<br />

places them on the open closing<br />

table. The unit then folds them<br />

closed. Another TLM-F2<br />

removes the packs and places<br />

them upright on their side into a<br />

size plate of a transmodule on<br />

the second rail section. The<br />

compartments of the tool hold<br />

the folding tray closed.<br />

A TLM-F2 robot removes the<br />

folding trays from the tool and<br />

transfers them to the sealing<br />

unit. After the sealing process,<br />

a two-axis robot grips the<br />

finished folding trays and places<br />

them on the discharge belt.<br />

01676 525825<br />

www.schubert-uk.co.uk<br />

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installation news<br />

Cook range<br />

is popular<br />

Significant orders from<br />

customers in Europe and<br />

Australasia have resulted<br />

since Baker Perkins<br />

relaunched its rotary cereal<br />

cooker range as the ‘Cook<br />

Master’.<br />

These high output batch<br />

machines process milled or<br />

whole grain cereals including<br />

wheat, corn, bran and rice<br />

and are used for flaked and<br />

shredded products.<br />

Included in the new<br />

version is an enhanced<br />

control system and multiphase<br />

recipe editing for up<br />

to 16 separate process steps<br />

including charging, mixing,<br />

purging, cooking and<br />

discharge. The control<br />

system enables recipe recall<br />

for repeatability.<br />

01733 283000<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

Wraps are efficient<br />

If you’ve ever wondered what<br />

happens to all of the blankets<br />

used during flights around the<br />

world the answer is simple –<br />

they are collected, washed,<br />

folded and then freshly<br />

wrapped for re-use.<br />

OCS Group UK is one of the<br />

companies undertaking this<br />

process, and is currently using<br />

three Beck Packautomaten<br />

Serienpacker SXJ 1750<br />

wrapping machines to handle<br />

the throughput.<br />

All of the Beck Serienpacker<br />

machines are installed at the<br />

OCS Laundry in Stevenage,<br />

Hertfordshire, and have been<br />

supplied by UK & Ireland agent<br />

Friedheim International – two<br />

earlier this year, the first last<br />

year. According to chief<br />

engineer at OCS Ian Ruse,<br />

the machines are brilliant.<br />

“We have always used Beck<br />

The machine re-packs laundry items for airlines such as BA and Virgin<br />

blankets needed by the various<br />

airlines for passengers on their<br />

flights. “We process about<br />

40-50,000 blankets per day<br />

on the new Serienpackers,”<br />

says Ian Ruse, “and up to<br />

120,000 items per day<br />

overall on all of the machines<br />

on site.<br />

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special feature<br />

sustainability<br />

Nothing divides views<br />

like the green agenda…<br />

There’s no escaping the fact that many fast moving consumer goods (fmcg) manufacturers have got their corporate<br />

responsibility and sustainability ducks in a row and they are prepared to invest in this area but as the current supermarket<br />

wars rage, can the same be said for retailers? Machinery Update reports<br />

Multivac’s R 535 e-concept thermoformer combines several solutions for saving resources while also increasing the efficiency of the packing process<br />

If you turn to page 36 you will be able to<br />

read an article that highlights just how<br />

seriously the world’s biggest brand takes<br />

its corporate and sustainability<br />

responsibilities.<br />

Indeed, visitors to the PPMA Show at<br />

the NEC in <strong>September</strong> and <strong>October</strong> will<br />

be able to hear about the lengths that<br />

Coca-Cola Enterprises goes to in meeting<br />

its green agenda.<br />

So why then, when you canvas opinion<br />

among the packaging and processing<br />

machinery sector does it engender such<br />

luke-warm response? There’s no<br />

doubting the fact that many machinery<br />

manufacturers are building in energysaving<br />

features into their equipment and<br />

lots have redesigned their ranges to help<br />

save materials and/or product waste<br />

during the packing process.<br />

But when you ask them if their<br />

customers are placing such things high<br />

on their shopping lists, the answer seems<br />

to be that it depends on the customer.<br />

Anecdotal evidence points to some<br />

branded goods producers being prepared<br />

to pay for gains in energy and water<br />

stewardship, for example, while retailers<br />

of own label goods are not prepared to<br />

pay for any green benefits.<br />

Unless, of course, it makes the<br />

products they are buying (that are being<br />

made on these new machines), cheaper.<br />

Anyone watching Channel Four’s<br />

Dispatches TV programme the other<br />

week that outlined how badly casual<br />

workers can be treated by the food<br />

manufacturing sector supplying the<br />

multiples, will not be surprised by this.<br />

Retailers won’t pay<br />

In many instances, advances have been<br />

made in machinery but these have not<br />

been taken up because the return on<br />

investment for the food producer is too<br />

long to meet retailer short term price<br />

demands. Retailers want to reduce their<br />

carbon footprint, but they are not willing<br />

to pay for this, asserts one industry<br />

spokesperson.<br />

This may be the case in the UK, but<br />

an Italian bottler of mineral water has<br />

invested in new kit from Krones to meet<br />

environmental challenges of its<br />

supermarket customer (see page 32 for<br />

full story). And sticking with the beverage<br />

industry, suppliers to this market certainly<br />

take sustainability issues seriously as they<br />

know this is what their customers demand.<br />

KHS, for instance, has put protection of<br />

the environment and sustainability as its<br />

corporate objectives “to accommodate the<br />

wishes of customers in the beverage, food<br />

and non-food industries worldwide, as they<br />

consider attaining these goals across their<br />

entire supplier chain to be part of their<br />

brand policy”.<br />

Over the last few years, it has<br />

embarked on a series of certifications that<br />

proves to suppliers that it is acting<br />

responsibly in this area, including ethical<br />

audits at various national and<br />

international production sites. KHS<br />

believes that sustainability is an important<br />

element in its vision of technology and<br />

service leadership.<br />

“What’s essential for the further<br />

improvement of our standards is that KHS<br />

employees are more strongly sensitised to<br />

the issues of sustainability and the<br />

environment and that we all pull together,”<br />

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says Anke Fischer, cfo/chro at KHS in<br />

Germany. “Another measure we’re<br />

planning for the near future is the<br />

compilation of a sustainability report.”<br />

More details of the latest energy-saving<br />

equipment from KHS is on page 38.<br />

Meanwhile, new machinery that can<br />

bring ‘green’ benefits to any<br />

manufacturing operation continues to<br />

be developed. Multivac, for instance,<br />

introduced its R 535 e-concept<br />

thermoformer that combines several<br />

solutions for saving resources while also<br />

increasing the efficiency of the packing<br />

process. The replacement of pneumatic<br />

modules with servo motor driven<br />

modules reduces energy consumption<br />

while it also uses significantly less<br />

compressed air and power.<br />

The e-concept range of machines also<br />

uses about 10% less packaging film<br />

than standard thermoformers.<br />

“We have combined a number<br />

of different approaches in the<br />

R 535 e-concept to provide<br />

increased energy efficiency and to<br />

produce better material and<br />

process efficiencies, all of which<br />

have a very positive effect on the<br />

overall equipment effectiveness,”<br />

explains Matthew Jackson, sales<br />

director at Multivac UK.<br />

Financial sense<br />

Jackson believes, however, that<br />

in the protein market where it<br />

predominantly operates, these eco<br />

benefits of using less energy, less<br />

water and less packaging material<br />

are not always appreciated.<br />

“Our customers need a short payback<br />

on equipment to make any expenditure<br />

worthwhile as they are selling to<br />

retailers who are disinclined to commit<br />

to long term supply contracts as it’s all<br />

about the short term,” he says.<br />

Head of sales and control systems at<br />

Proseal Tony Burgess agrees that any<br />

‘green’ solution needs to make financial<br />

sense as well. He thinks that speed and<br />

efficiencies are still the driving force in<br />

the tray sealer market, but says that the<br />

quest for these can also deliver important<br />

sustainability benefits.<br />

“An efficiency drive that involves<br />

reducing energy consumption is going to<br />

tick the environmental box as well,” he<br />

points out. “For example, our E-Seal<br />

technology delivers an increase in seal<br />

sustainability<br />

force yet it only consumes 8% of the air<br />

of a machine fitted with an equivalent<br />

standard pneumatic cylinder.”<br />

Commercial director Samantha Ashton<br />

at Packaging Automation says its eclipse<br />

range of electric tray sealers enables<br />

food producers to demonstrate a real<br />

commitment to environmental issues<br />

while delivering tangible benefits to the<br />

bottom line. The eclipse machines are<br />

fully electric and operate without using<br />

any compressed air.<br />

Environmental challenge<br />

Some packaging machinery companies<br />

are putting their own houses in order to<br />

meet the environmental challenge. At<br />

Videojet, for instance, its ‘Green Initiative’<br />

team spearheads its environmental<br />

sustainability and waste reduction<br />

programme to ensure it reaches its goals<br />

Anke Fischer from KHS<br />

Dr Paul Doody from Linx<br />

to reduce energy consumption, waste<br />

and operational emissions by 20% by<br />

2018. It is also seeking to use alternative<br />

inks that work towards the goal of<br />

reducing volatile organic compounds<br />

and hazardous air pollutants.<br />

“Although we don’t track exact<br />

percentages, we can say with confidence<br />

that more customers are inquiring about<br />

sustainability including how our products<br />

can help them with their own goals but<br />

also what specific steps we are taking<br />

to reduce our own environmental<br />

footprint,” says Tim J Zernzach, global<br />

director of environmental, health & safety<br />

at Videojet.<br />

Dr Paul Doody, marketing director at<br />

Linx Printing Technologies says it has<br />

developed its product designs to help<br />

provide more sustainable coding<br />

solutions for customers.<br />

At the same time, the company is in the<br />

process of building a new facility that is<br />

due to be completed early next year.<br />

special feature<br />

“The building has been designed with<br />

sustainability in mind, and will feature<br />

photovoltaic panels capable of<br />

generating 7.5kWp and high<br />

performance insulation to minimise the<br />

energy used on heating and cooling.”<br />

Back in 2010, Mettler-Toledo<br />

introduced a sustainability programme<br />

called GreenMT to assess several<br />

indicators such as energy usage and<br />

resource usage. “At Mettler-Toledo we<br />

are aware that our products have an<br />

impact on the environment and<br />

constantly look for opportunities to<br />

reduce this influence,” says André<br />

Podleisek, head of corporate<br />

sustainability. As part of the GreenMT<br />

programme, the company launched the<br />

EcoDesign initiative to provide internal<br />

guidelines for new product development<br />

and redesign efforts.<br />

“This initiative aims at<br />

improving sustainability<br />

performance and creating green<br />

value and benefits for it and its<br />

customers. “This includes<br />

selecting low impact materials<br />

as well as optimising production<br />

techniques for our products,”<br />

says Podleisek.<br />

Payback and energy<br />

efficiencies are top priorities for<br />

Fanuc when designing new<br />

equipment and product design<br />

has been set stringent targets for<br />

sustainability with reduction targets in the<br />

quantity of parts used in the new designs<br />

of all products. “We place greater<br />

emphasis in software performance rather<br />

than potentially easier hardware design<br />

usage,” explains Chris Sumner, managing<br />

director of Fanuc UK. After all, it<br />

can be specific software that can help<br />

factories identify where they can save<br />

energy within their plant, with often a<br />

simple setting change making up to<br />

15% savings.<br />

Ishida Europe says that energy<br />

efficiencies and reduced power<br />

consumption has always been part of<br />

its NPD programmes but, says weigher<br />

applications specialist Nigel Smith, many<br />

of its new models offer three power<br />

consumption modes – full, half and Eco.<br />

“Eco mode saves an additional 50% in<br />

power and this is automatically<br />

selected to give the lowest power<br />

consumption possible when speed is<br />

not a priority,” he says.<br />

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The Italian supermarket chain Unes<br />

has declared war on packaging<br />

waste which has seen it switch<br />

packaging formats for bottled<br />

mineral water.<br />

One of its campaigns<br />

encourages its customers to<br />

focus more closely on the<br />

essential things in life once<br />

more. And so to translate this<br />

message of ‘Any waste is<br />

stupid’ into engineered reality,<br />

the retailer has opted for the<br />

Krones LitePac. This film-free<br />

pack has reduced both waste<br />

quantities and production<br />

costs while increasing<br />

sales, says Krones.<br />

This new format was<br />

premiered at interpack<br />

in May 2011 and covered in<br />

the sustainability feature<br />

in Machinery Update later<br />

that year. Since then, the<br />

machine that produces<br />

LitePacs – called the EvoLite<br />

– has been installed at three<br />

sites in Italy and has already<br />

packed more than 15 million packs.<br />

First to invest in this new technology was<br />

the Bracca Group that produces the<br />

‘Presalona U!’ water brand exclusively for<br />

the Unes supermarket chain. “We have<br />

changed over completely to LitePac,”<br />

explains Gianfranco Morandi, director<br />

general of the Bracca Group. Instead of<br />

being wrapped in film, the packs comprising<br />

6 x 1.5 litre PET bottles are now displaying<br />

their eco-friendly LitePac look in all 186<br />

branches of the Unes supermarket group:<br />

one narrow band strapped round the pack,<br />

and another one serving as a handle.<br />

The high level of consumer acceptance in<br />

Italy has been crucial to the packaging<br />

format’s success, but Krones believes its<br />

true advantage is revealed one step<br />

upstream, in the production operation.<br />

“The combination of LitePac and EvoLite<br />

in terms of production costs simply beats<br />

all comparable packaging alternatives<br />

currently available on the market,” asserts<br />

Wolfgang Huber, head of order processing<br />

sustainability<br />

Film-free pack saves<br />

waste and also costs<br />

The LitePac packaging format has found<br />

excellent consumer acceptance in Italy<br />

at Krones Packaging Technology. Taking<br />

a 6 x 1.5 litre bottle pack as an example<br />

the LitePac costs a good 70% less than a<br />

traditional shrink wrapped pack, he says.<br />

And the LitePac does not only score in<br />

terms of material costs saved but also with<br />

regard to energy consumption as well:<br />

in contrast to film, the LitePac straps are<br />

not shrunk on, thus rendering the biggest<br />

energy-gobbler in the dry end superfluous,<br />

while also reducing the costs by up to 90%.<br />

The LitePac also offers excellent pallet<br />

stability thanks to the diagonal configuration<br />

and can also enable better pallet space<br />

utilisation, depending on bottle diameter<br />

involved. For the consumer, it can be easily<br />

opened without any tools, thanks to the<br />

Easy-Open concept, and it is convenient to<br />

carry, since the carrying band retains its<br />

shape even after repeated use.<br />

01942 845000<br />

www.krones.co.uk<br />

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www.machineryupdate.co.uk


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palletised load wrapping technology innovation. Two brushless motors drive the pre-stretch carriage<br />

making it extremely versatile and accurate in dosing film drive and pre-stretch (up to 400%),<br />

permitting continuous variations within the wrapping cycle controlled from the panel. The new<br />

control software permits to adjust all possible wrapping parameters from the control panel to create<br />

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every variation of product and format.<br />

To guarantee load protection against dust and water, the new TOP INSIDE device unwinds exactly<br />

the right amount of film to cover the product and center it at the top of the load, so ensuring the<br />

highest material savings. The wrapping machine is equipped with the "flexible ro-ping" system to<br />

guarantee better load stability and with the patented ARC Automatic Real Change system, which<br />

guarantees longer productive time without direct access of opera-tor inside the machine.<br />

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special feature<br />

sustainability<br />

Lightweighting costs<br />

Understanding the importance of the ‘finished pack cost’ or total cost of production is driving Kliklok’s<br />

work in ensuring its carton machine customers meet their own sustainable goals<br />

The call for sustainable packaging is<br />

being shouted loudly throughout the food<br />

industry, says carton machine producer<br />

Kliklok, as the sector comes under<br />

pressure to examine more ways<br />

of reducing their packaging<br />

material and improving their<br />

packaging methods.<br />

“By understanding the<br />

‘finished pack cost’ or total<br />

cost of production; we can<br />

help our customers drive<br />

efficiency, as we understand the<br />

complete financial requirements of a<br />

packaging production line,” explains Nigel<br />

Fox, business development director at<br />

Kliklok International. “In addition, this<br />

knowledge means we can assist our<br />

customers in lowering their packaging<br />

costs and in turn, improving overall<br />

sustainability.”<br />

One example of how the company is<br />

achieving this is by working with food<br />

processing and packaging professionals<br />

to look at new opportunities to introduce<br />

lower grade or recycled materials to further<br />

reduce material and packaging costs.<br />

This is in part thanks to a number of<br />

aspects of our equipment and our<br />

relationships with a number of<br />

international material suppliers, says Fox.<br />

“Our rotary carton feeder, used on all<br />

our end load cartoners, has a unique<br />

geometry that provides 30% more time<br />

per machine cycle to erect the carton,”<br />

he continues.<br />

“This,<br />

combined with<br />

the way in<br />

Many brands are adopting ‘watch<br />

strap’ style cartons<br />

A joint venture proved the worth of a 250<br />

micron/200gsm board in operation<br />

which we form the carton, allows our<br />

customers to run lighter grades of<br />

materials and recycled boards that our<br />

competitors cannot handle.<br />

“Of course,<br />

sustainability is not just<br />

about being green, it’s<br />

about driving efficiency<br />

throughout a business,<br />

reducing energy<br />

consumption and enabling<br />

packaging companies to<br />

consider recycled<br />

materials that are both<br />

environmentally friendly<br />

and cost-effective to<br />

manufacture without<br />

Nigel Fox of Kliklok<br />

losing out on quality,”<br />

he tells Machinery Update.<br />

“This is why we ensure every new<br />

machine is designed to help processing<br />

and packaging professionals achieve this.”<br />

Fox believes that Kliklok’s relationship<br />

with board manufacturers has been<br />

instrumental here. “With over fifty years of<br />

experience, we’ve established some<br />

very strong relationships enabling<br />

us to contribute and witness<br />

first-hand the development of<br />

innovative new materials,” he<br />

says.<br />

Historically the company has<br />

worked with board manufacturers to test<br />

new materials and ensure its packaging<br />

equipment can accommodate changes to<br />

materials used. This not only enables<br />

Kliklok to ensure that the trials<br />

undertaken prove the machines can<br />

handle the latest in innovative materials,<br />

but that it can assist the industry in<br />

choosing high quality but low-cost<br />

materials for food producers to use.<br />

The ready meals market for example<br />

typically uses 400micron/250gsm carton<br />

board for sleeving. In one project, Kliklok<br />

undertook a joint venture with carton board<br />

producer Krosnäs to run automatic<br />

sleeving trials using Krosnäs Supreme 250<br />

micron/200gsm board. These trials were<br />

a great success with Kliklok’s Certiwrap<br />

wraparound cartoner efficiently handling<br />

this lightweight board at speeds up to 150<br />

a minute. Using lighter board, of course,<br />

reduces waste, improves productivity and<br />

maximises profits – as well as<br />

meeting sustainable<br />

objectives.<br />

As Kliklok says, being able<br />

to automatically and<br />

efficiently run lighter board<br />

delivers the benefits of<br />

automated packaging without<br />

the negative environmental<br />

impacts associated with<br />

using traditional heavier<br />

carton board.<br />

More and more ready meals<br />

producers and packers are<br />

using ‘watch strap’ style carton board<br />

sleeves. This not only enables the<br />

consumer to view the product itself, but also<br />

represents a growing commitment to<br />

reducing packaging material. Kliklok’s<br />

Certiwrap wraparound cartoners can handle<br />

a wide range of these shaped sleeves.<br />

Finally, says Fox, businesses looking to<br />

improve sustainability must also address<br />

the energy usage of all processing and<br />

production facilities. “For example, it’s<br />

important that gluing systems on<br />

packaging lines can perform efficiently<br />

while using low levels of energy,” he says.<br />

01275 836131<br />

www.kliklok-int.com<br />

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special feature<br />

sustainability<br />

Aggregating marginal<br />

gains is way forward<br />

There are some relatively easy wins when first setting out on the sustainability trail but once these have been made you have<br />

to try much harder to keep succeeding. Coca-Cola Enterprises’ latest CRS report outlines just how serious it is about<br />

continuing to make gains<br />

British cycling boss Sir Dave Brailsford is<br />

famous for talking about the aggregation<br />

of marginal gains and this is certainly a<br />

phrase that can be used about the work<br />

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) undertakes<br />

to make its business as sustainable<br />

as possible. Its latest Corporate<br />

Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS)<br />

report outlines just what lengths the<br />

company goes to across its six bottling<br />

plants, and beyond, in Great Britain.<br />

CCE is the sole licensed bottler for<br />

The Coca-Cola Company in Great Britain<br />

and has been making soft drinks in GB<br />

for over 100 years. A local manufacturer,<br />

employing some 4,000 people across<br />

England, Scotland and Wales, its six<br />

manufacturing sites, in East Kilbride,<br />

Wakefield, Edmonton, Milton Keynes,<br />

Morpeth and Sidcup, produce more than<br />

255 million cases per year.<br />

Sustainability is an ‘always on’ process<br />

for CCE and is a fundamental<br />

consideration for its entire business<br />

operations. It has set itself the ambitious<br />

target of reducing the carbon footprint of<br />

the drink in the consumer’s hand<br />

by a third by 2020 and<br />

has a dedicated CRS<br />

committee to ensure it<br />

meets this end goal<br />

overseen by CEO and<br />

chairman John Brock.<br />

Committed to minimising<br />

the environmental impact of<br />

its business, CCE is<br />

constantly exploring new<br />

methods to improve the<br />

efficiency of its operations,<br />

through core areas of focus<br />

such as new technology,<br />

innovation and collaboration.<br />

One example includes the<br />

company’s investment in<br />

The sorting facility at ECO Plastics where more than a billion bottles have been recycled<br />

Continuum Recycling in Lincolnshire, a<br />

plastics reprocessing facility joint venture<br />

with ECO Plastics to ensure sufficient<br />

supplies of recycled plastics (rPET).<br />

Based in Hemswall, Lincolnshire, the<br />

£15 million facility is a first<br />

for Great Britain, and brings<br />

the recycling process fullcircle,<br />

with used plastics<br />

packaging sorted and<br />

reprocessed domestically,<br />

before returning to<br />

shelves as part of<br />

another bottle.<br />

In May last year, the<br />

site celebrated its oneyear<br />

anniversary by<br />

reaching the milestone<br />

of half a billion bottles<br />

CCE’s latest CRS Report<br />

shows how sustainability<br />

is ‘always on’ at the<br />

soft drinks manufacturer<br />

processed since opening.<br />

Since then, the plant has<br />

recycled more than a<br />

billion bottles and is<br />

capable of reprocessing nearly 50% of<br />

all the plastics bottles collected in GB.<br />

In recognition of the Continuum<br />

project’s contribution to domestic rPET<br />

production and the impact that CCE’s<br />

partnership with ECO Plastics has<br />

had on the local economy, it was named<br />

the Business Green Leaders’ Recycling<br />

Project of the Year and received<br />

praise for providing a real life example<br />

of how closed loop manufacturing can<br />

significantly reduce environmental<br />

impacts and greenhouse gas emissions.<br />

Zero waste<br />

As a result of its continued sustainability<br />

action and improvements, 100% of<br />

CCE’s manufacturing waste was<br />

recycled or recovered last year and all<br />

factories send zero waste to landfill.<br />

Several sites have now been attributed<br />

the ISO50001 standard for energy<br />

management – its Wakefield facility<br />

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special feature<br />

CCE has conducted full infrared thermographic<br />

surveys at each manufacturing plant<br />

becoming the first soft drinks plant<br />

to do so.<br />

In its recent CRS report, CCE details the<br />

ongoing gains it has continued to make in<br />

improving the efficiency of its operations.<br />

The past year has seen significant<br />

advancements and key changes in a<br />

variety of areas bringing CCE ever<br />

closer to meeting its overall targets.<br />

Carbon reduction<br />

Carbon reduction is something that CCE<br />

aims for in all areas of its value chain:<br />

from manufacture and delivery to<br />

disposal of used packaging. CCE has<br />

achieved a 9% reduction in its carbon<br />

emissions by introducing more energy<br />

efficient systems and methods at<br />

its sites and by using renewable<br />

sources where suitable.<br />

CCE recently celebrated the 25th<br />

anniversary of its Wakefield factory with<br />

the official opening of a £30million<br />

Automated Storage and Retrieval System<br />

(ASRS) warehouse, which brought the<br />

total amount of investment at the site to<br />

£100m over the past five years. The new<br />

facility stands at 34 metres high and is<br />

designed to hold and automatically move<br />

30,000 pallets. The new facility has<br />

doubled the site’s storage capacity<br />

allowing all manufactured products to be<br />

delivered to customers directly, saving<br />

approximately 500,000 road miles by<br />

HGV trucks per year.<br />

The Wakefield site has also this year<br />

sustainability<br />

introduced a Combined Heat and Power<br />

(CHP) system which saves the facility<br />

about 1,500 tonnes of CO2e a year,<br />

a 5.6% reduction for the site. This is a<br />

continuation of CCE’s commitment to<br />

renewables, with solar photovoltaic panels<br />

already installed at plants in Edmonton<br />

and Sidcup, contributing to savings of<br />

more than 587 tonnes of CO2e. This is in<br />

addition to solar panelled car port, linked<br />

to electric car charging points, at its new<br />

head office in Uxbridge.<br />

In 2013, CCE began a project to<br />

conduct full site infrared thermographic<br />

surveys at each of its manufacturing<br />

plants. This provides valuable means of<br />

highlighting where heat and energy is<br />

‘escaping’ from equipment, which allows<br />

CCE to conduct remedial programmes to<br />

install insulation where needed, and in<br />

doing so reduce the inefficiencies from<br />

heat loss.<br />

Other developments that have helped<br />

CCE minimise its carbon footprint include<br />

the investment into LED lighting at<br />

various sites, for<br />

example reducing<br />

electricity use<br />

by about<br />

50% at its<br />

distribution<br />

centre in<br />

Northampton<br />

for example,<br />

and installing<br />

a new heating<br />

recovery<br />

system on<br />

low and highpressure<br />

air<br />

compressors<br />

at Sidcup,<br />

allowing<br />

wasted heat to be<br />

used elsewhere in the factory.<br />

Electric packer ovens have also been<br />

converted across sites to use gas as a<br />

heating source to shrink film for bottles or<br />

can packs, reducing the carbon footprint<br />

of the ovens by more than 50%. The<br />

programme also involved installing roller<br />

shutters and oven ‘sleep mode’ systems.<br />

CCE is one of the biggest users of<br />

packaging in GB, and 52% of its entire<br />

carbon footprint can be attributed to its<br />

packaging materials. To reduce this<br />

impact, CCE focuses on a number of<br />

activities; using less material to make its<br />

packaging, using more recycled materials<br />

Share a Coke runs again this year<br />

and ensuring that all packs are fully<br />

recyclable.<br />

Alongside investment in infrastructure,<br />

it believes another important step has<br />

been to develop the content of its<br />

materials and innovate the way in which<br />

its bottles are produced. Using more<br />

material from recycled and renewable<br />

sources is one method, for example<br />

through the launch of the PlantBottle<br />

500ml, which contains up to 22.5% plant<br />

based material and 25% rPET, the latter<br />

made possible since 2012 thanks to the<br />

investment in Continuum.<br />

This makeup of CCE’s plastics bottles<br />

helped to reduce the reliance on fossil<br />

fuels needed to create virgin PET.<br />

Lightweighing<br />

Lightweighting is another key area in the<br />

company’s drive for more sustainable<br />

packaging. This year, its Sidcup site<br />

became the first in GB to implement full<br />

production of 500ml formats in new,<br />

lightweight 19.9g bottles. The reduction in<br />

weight from 21.7 grams means<br />

that less material is used, saving<br />

1,400 tonnes of PET annually<br />

and resulting in savings of<br />

5.2m tonnes of CO2 per year.<br />

CCE’s large PET bottles<br />

have also been improved<br />

with lighter, shorter closures<br />

and its can ends have also<br />

been lightweighted.<br />

Plans are in place to<br />

further reduce the weight<br />

of the larger PET packs<br />

this year.<br />

The company has<br />

dedicated itself to making<br />

steady and sustainable<br />

progress, but it certainly<br />

understands that the work<br />

is far from over. Operating under a CRS<br />

agenda entitled ‘Deliver for Today; Inspire<br />

for Tomorrow’, CCE shows no signs of<br />

slowing the pace on its journey to<br />

become a sustainable, low carbon, zero<br />

waste business.<br />

● If you want to hear more about how<br />

CCE has embedded sustainability into its<br />

business, Ian Barnett from its Sidcup<br />

manufacturing site will be talking at<br />

1pm on the second day of the PPMA<br />

Show – Wednesday 1st <strong>October</strong>,<br />

NEC Birmingham as part of the<br />

seminar programme running across<br />

the three day event.<br />

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special feature<br />

sustainability<br />

Line heater saves material<br />

To meet beverage industry demands for<br />

ever lighter PET bottles which remain stable<br />

and ensure the quality of their products,<br />

KHS has developed a new line heater.<br />

The line heater is a module that is<br />

usually integrated into the rear heater<br />

area of a KHS stretch blow moulder. On<br />

request, the system can also be quickly<br />

retrofitted with little effort as all the<br />

necessary connections are provided and<br />

the relevant interfaces standardised.<br />

The InnoPET Blomax Series IV stretch<br />

blow moulder uses near infrared (NIR) to<br />

heat preforms. Only shortwave infrared<br />

radiation with an especially high energy<br />

density is used. With NIR the heat<br />

penetration of the preform wall is<br />

extremely intense – a feature further<br />

enhanced by feeding the preform through<br />

a closed heating chamber with all-round<br />

reflection. This enables an ideal heating<br />

profile to be applied to the preforms while<br />

saving energy, says KHS.<br />

During the controlled heating process,<br />

the neck area of each preform is shielded<br />

to prevent any possible deformation of the<br />

neck, enabling the PET bottles produced<br />

after the heat-up phase to be closed<br />

securely. As the neck area is so critical,<br />

there is an extremely temperature<br />

sensitive zone directly below the support<br />

ring. This must be protected against heat<br />

towards the neck yet ideally heated with<br />

the utmost precision towards the preform<br />

The line heater means PET bottles can be even lighter without compromising production rates<br />

body so that the PET material in this<br />

area can be perfectly stretched.<br />

It is the line heater that makes this<br />

possible.<br />

The line heater is integrated into a<br />

specially designed module which has a<br />

reflector. The module has a parabolic<br />

mirror which produces a defined,<br />

precisely adjustable ray of heat. This<br />

permits focused heating of the critical<br />

area beneath the support ring without<br />

affecting the sensitive neck area.<br />

In this way, the additionally heated PET<br />

material can now be transferred to the<br />

bottle body during the stretching process<br />

to allow lighter preforms to be used in the<br />

manufacture of PET bottles. When the<br />

product is changed over, the line heater<br />

can be quickly and easily adjusted.<br />

The development of this heater meets<br />

with one of the company’s corporate<br />

objectives of using natural resources in a<br />

sustainable way.<br />

“It’s always that number of small steps<br />

which results in success,” explains<br />

Florian Lerche, head of corporate<br />

development at KHS. “Our job is to<br />

continuously question prevalent states in<br />

order to make permanent improvements.<br />

“In our energy and environmental<br />

teams we work on key figures which<br />

reflect the energy and environmental<br />

management objectives we want to reach<br />

in the short, medium and long term.”<br />

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sustainability<br />

special feature<br />

Biomass handling needs safety<br />

As energy companies see biomass as a<br />

good alternative source of clean fuel, the<br />

movement of it within power stations and<br />

factory environments requires sturdy<br />

conveying systems that meet statutory<br />

requirements for the safe and<br />

dust-free distribution of potentially<br />

hazardous materials.<br />

Wood chip, sawdust, pellets and<br />

shavings are not easy to handle as<br />

they do not flow freely and can be<br />

combustible. Spiroflow says its<br />

ATEX compliant conveyors, bulk<br />

bag dischargers and fillers<br />

incorporate flow promotion devices<br />

to aid the movement of difficult<br />

materials with negligible<br />

degradation.<br />

The tubular drag conveyor, for<br />

example, offers total dust free<br />

handling and movement of products<br />

over distances of three to 60 metres<br />

at rates of up to 120 tonnes an hour<br />

– depending on material and<br />

density. Spiroflow says this system<br />

is well-proven as a cost effective<br />

method of conveying difficult and<br />

temperature sensitive materials.<br />

It provides complete batch transfer of<br />

bulk products from single or multiple<br />

infeeds to single or multiple discharge<br />

points which makes it suitable for a wide<br />

range of materials.<br />

“Our ATEX compliant tubular drag<br />

conveyor meets the strict regulatory<br />

demands of conveying biomass<br />

materials,” explains Steve Taylor, senior<br />

applications engineer at Spiroflow.<br />

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Guidance on<br />

water re-use<br />

New guidance is available from<br />

Campden BRI that helps the food and<br />

drink industry evaluate how and when<br />

they can reuse their water – potentially<br />

saving them money and contributing<br />

towards environmental gains.<br />

As well as providing help on the<br />

assessment of microbiological,<br />

chemical and physical hazards that<br />

can enter potable water following its<br />

first use in a food processing<br />

operation, information is also given on<br />

applicable reconditioning treatments.<br />

In particular, this guidance will help<br />

food manufacturers provide evidence<br />

and documentation to support the<br />

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customers and to the Competent<br />

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ppma show<br />

preview<br />

PPMA Show Preview<br />

30 <strong>September</strong> – 2 <strong>October</strong>, NEC Birmingham<br />

Now in its 27th year, the<br />

PPMA Show is the UK’s<br />

largest exhibition showcasing<br />

the processing and packaging<br />

machinery industry. This<br />

year’s event is back in the<br />

hands of the PPMA Group of<br />

Associations for the first time<br />

in twelve years. And it’s<br />

proving so popular that the<br />

floorplan has already had to<br />

be extended, to accommodate<br />

over 320 exhibitors.<br />

“No matter what industry<br />

you work in, the PPMA Show<br />

<strong>2014</strong> will have the right<br />

machinery and equipment for<br />

your processing and<br />

packaging needs as our<br />

exhibitors cater to all the<br />

major UK industry sectors<br />

including food and drink,<br />

pharmaceutical, medical,<br />

cosmetics, household<br />

products, chemical,<br />

electronics and construction,”<br />

explains PPMA Group<br />

exhibition manager David<br />

Harrison. The PPMA Group<br />

has always believed that the<br />

focused nature of the event is<br />

why it has proved so popular.<br />

Where else can a visiting<br />

engineer find so many<br />

suppliers in one place and<br />

with the time to discuss details<br />

of any specific project?<br />

If you need a break from<br />

the show, the PPMA<br />

welcomes you<br />

to its stand – D60<br />

The PPMA Show <strong>2014</strong> is<br />

co-located with both Interplas<br />

and the Sensors &<br />

Instrumentation exhibitions.<br />

Reasons to visit include:<br />

● Source new suppliers<br />

● View live machinery<br />

demonstrations and<br />

automation solutions<br />

● Evaluate and purchase the<br />

latest technology<br />

● Talk face-to-face with<br />

technical experts<br />

● Find solutions to your<br />

packaging and processing<br />

challenges<br />

● Learn about the latest<br />

industry developments<br />

● Attend the free seminars<br />

(see next page for full<br />

details).<br />

“For 27 years the PPMA<br />

Show has brought together<br />

buyers and sellers at one of<br />

the most visually dynamic<br />

exhibitions for the very latest<br />

processing and packaging<br />

innovations,” says PPMA<br />

chairman and managing<br />

director of Jenton International<br />

Richard Little.<br />

“I look forward to welcoming<br />

you to the PPMA Show <strong>2014</strong>.”<br />

The PPMA stand – D60 –<br />

will this year offer a number of<br />

services to visitors and<br />

exhibitors throughout the<br />

event including technical<br />

advice, details of the<br />

publishing portfolio, the China<br />

office and information about<br />

training and seminars.<br />

In the next 42 pages you<br />

will find details of many new<br />

systems to be demonstrated<br />

during the three day event.<br />

At a glance…<br />

Dates: 30 <strong>September</strong> –<br />

2 <strong>October</strong><br />

Where: NEC, Birmingham<br />

Opening Times:<br />

Tuesday 30 <strong>September</strong> –<br />

09:30am - 5:00pm<br />

Wednesday 1 <strong>October</strong> –<br />

09:30am - 5:00pm<br />

Thursday 2 <strong>October</strong> –<br />

09:30am - 4:00pm<br />

Travel options:<br />

By car: Postcode: B40 1NT<br />

Parking is £10 per day<br />

By train: the NEC is<br />

served by Birmingham<br />

International train station,<br />

connected by a covered<br />

bridgelink<br />

Register for free show entry<br />

at www.ppmashow.co.uk<br />

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ppma show<br />

preview<br />

seminars<br />

Telling it how it is…<br />

This year’s PPMA Show seminar programme has attracted a stellar list of speakers as well as supporting<br />

magazine editors to chair offering attendees a unique experience that’s free of charge to attend<br />

Tuesday 30 <strong>September</strong><br />

11:00 - 11:45<br />

Ensuring Fairness in Food<br />

Hear the latest on how supermarket<br />

supply chains are being more robustly<br />

policed to ensure fair practices with food<br />

suppliers while learning how to air your<br />

concerns about retailer behaviour.<br />

Speaker: Christine Tacon,<br />

Groceries Code Adjudicator<br />

Chair: Michael Barker, editor,<br />

Fresh Produce Journal<br />

12:00 - 12:45<br />

Lean & Learn Together<br />

Learn how this Scotch whisky producer<br />

chose to install an integrated real time<br />

management information system that<br />

has substantially improved quality<br />

consistency and efficiency while<br />

reducing wastage.<br />

Speaker: Craig Mochrie, Bottling<br />

Operations & Supply Manager,<br />

Morrison Bowmore<br />

Chair: Becky Darnell, sales manager,<br />

Food & Drink International<br />

13:00 - 13:45<br />

Integrated Security Solutions for<br />

Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Packaging<br />

Speaker: Martin Dallas, Managing<br />

Director – Specialist<br />

Technologies, Essentra Packaging<br />

Chair: Dr Graham Hughes, consulting<br />

editor, PMPS<br />

14:00 - 14:45<br />

Intelligent Products in Industrial<br />

Automation: The Rise of the Customer<br />

This presentation will introduce research<br />

into the ways in which the customer can<br />

get closer to his order via special<br />

automated software.<br />

Speaker: Professor Duncan McFarlane,<br />

Professor of Industrial<br />

Informational Engineering,<br />

University of Cambridge<br />

Chair: Joe Bush, editor,<br />

Automation magazine<br />

Wednesday 1 <strong>October</strong><br />

11:00 - 11:45<br />

Collaboration For Innovation: Tesco’s<br />

View of the Packaging Supply Chain<br />

How the supermarket giant sees the<br />

packaging supply chain and some of the<br />

barriers and issues it faces when trying to<br />

collaborate will be covered.<br />

Speaker: Paul Earnshaw, Packaging<br />

Manager, Tesco<br />

Chair: Phil Chadwick, deputy editor,<br />

Packaging News<br />

12:00 - 12:45<br />

Adapt Or Die - The Evolution of<br />

Consumer Packaging<br />

Do we fully understand how the global<br />

consumer and lifestyle changes are going<br />

to impact packaging solutions is a<br />

question that will be asked.<br />

Speaker: Kevin Vyse, Packaging<br />

Technologist, Marks & Spencer<br />

Chair: Carly Wood, editor,<br />

Food & Drink Technology<br />

13:00 - 13:45<br />

Behind The Bottle - How Coca-Cola<br />

is Embedding Sustainability into<br />

its Business<br />

Find out how the world's biggest<br />

brand considers sustainability in every<br />

aspect of its manufacturing business –<br />

and why.<br />

Speaker: Ian Barnett, Quality & Food<br />

Safety Manager Sidcup,<br />

Coca-Cola Enterprises<br />

Chair: Gail Hunt, editor,<br />

Machinery Update<br />

14:00 - 14:45<br />

Innovation, Automation & Culture:<br />

A Winning Factory Formula<br />

Learn what it takes to achieve a ‘best in<br />

class’ factory, and how the recognition<br />

can reap rewards.<br />

Speaker: Patrick Mroczak, Operations<br />

Director, independent consultant<br />

Chair: Charlotte Stonestreet, editor,<br />

Control, Drives & Automation<br />

Thursday 2 <strong>October</strong><br />

11:00 - 11:45<br />

Making Cheddar<br />

An insight into production innovations<br />

within Wyke Farm’s recently automated<br />

processing and packaging systems will<br />

be given that have helped to grow the<br />

brand in over 160 countries.<br />

Speaker: Peter Hooper, Production<br />

Manager, Wyke Farms<br />

Chair: James Pozzi, senior reporter,<br />

The Manufacturer<br />

12:00 - 12:45<br />

The Importance of Strong Packaging<br />

When Launching a New Brand<br />

Having recently launched a new high<br />

protein fresh dairy drink called Upbeat,<br />

The Good Whey Company will look at<br />

why packaging format is important.<br />

Speakers: Mark Elderkin, Head of<br />

Marketing, The Good Whey<br />

Company<br />

Holli Alexander, Market<br />

Development Manager,<br />

Eastman Chemical Company<br />

Chair: Robert Nisbet, ceo,<br />

Media One Communications<br />

13:00 - 13:45<br />

Materials Selection for Food Contact<br />

Surfaces – A Piece of Cake or Hard Nut<br />

to Crack?<br />

Learn about the latest legislation for all<br />

food contact materials as well as the<br />

responsibility of compliance and where to<br />

get the best advice.<br />

Speaker: Eric Partington,<br />

European Consultant,<br />

The Nickel Institute<br />

Chair: Peter Whitfield, Consultant,<br />

Appetite for Engineering<br />

14.00 – 14.45<br />

The Circular Economy and Packaging<br />

Design<br />

Speaker: Prof Holdway, Giraffe Innovation<br />

Chair: Robert Nisbet, ceo,<br />

Media One Communications<br />

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ppma show<br />

preview<br />

Customer demand to bag product from source has been the driving force behind the design and build of the mobile lines from the RMGroup<br />

Mobile packaging plant on show<br />

RMGroup has<br />

been developing<br />

mobile packing lines to meet<br />

customer demand to bag<br />

product at source and will be<br />

showcasing its LTF 800.<br />

This high speed mobile line<br />

integrates form, fill and seal<br />

technology with an ABB robot<br />

palletising system to automate<br />

the packing process of bulk<br />

materials.<br />

Everything required for mobile<br />

packing is included in the unit<br />

In operation, bulk material<br />

is fed into the line by means<br />

of a bulk hopper and infeed<br />

conveyor; product is then<br />

accurately weighed prior to<br />

being dosed into the form, fill<br />

and seal (FFS) machine. Flat<br />

film on a reel is drawn through<br />

the vertical FFS machine and<br />

sealed around a forming tube<br />

to create a sealed pillow or<br />

gusseted bag.<br />

Bags are then conveyed<br />

down the line through a bag<br />

flattener and checkweigher to<br />

the ABB palletising system.<br />

A pallet magazine discharges<br />

an empty pallet into the<br />

system where it is loaded<br />

with bags and then conveyed<br />

out of the line.<br />

One operator is required to<br />

supervise the operation with<br />

an additional operator to load<br />

bulk materials and also off<br />

load filled pallets.<br />

The mobile lines are robust<br />

and versatile enough to cope<br />

with rugged terrain. They can<br />

be transported to various<br />

bagging sites and set up to<br />

bag product within the hour,<br />

The automatic, mobile packing line integrates FFS technology and an<br />

ABB robot palletising system<br />

thus reducing the cost of<br />

transporting product to<br />

bagging plants.<br />

RMGroup has, and<br />

continues to supply mobile<br />

packaging machinery to<br />

quarry owners, aggregate<br />

suppliers, coal merchants,<br />

and salt suppliers in the UK<br />

and Ireland. All of its lines are<br />

built specific to the customer<br />

bagging needs. Product<br />

specification, bag type, and<br />

throughput are considered<br />

before building a line.<br />

“Whether the customer<br />

requires a FFS for high<br />

throughput, automated bag<br />

placing for pre-made bags,<br />

or semi-automated lines for<br />

paper sacks, we have a<br />

mobile line suitable for any<br />

application,” says Rosie Rees<br />

of the company.<br />

Stand F42/K90<br />

www.rmgroupuk.com<br />

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ppma show<br />

preview<br />

Find out about<br />

steam infusion<br />

The OAL Group<br />

(formerly<br />

Olympus Automation) will be<br />

presenting the initial findings<br />

from the Nutrition for Life<br />

project, the £1 million UK<br />

government funded project<br />

running at the steam infusion<br />

test centre in the National<br />

Centre for Food Manufacturing<br />

at Holbeach, Lincs.<br />

This is the R&D test system<br />

As well as the OAL team,<br />

academics from the<br />

University of Lincoln will be<br />

on the stand to answer<br />

questions on the project as<br />

as well as on steam infusion,<br />

a heating and mixing process<br />

that infuses steam into liquid<br />

food products in a vacuum.<br />

Earlier in the month, OAL<br />

will be presenting a paper on<br />

steam infusion at the<br />

European Food Venture<br />

Forum in Denmark.<br />

Stand B40<br />

www.oalgroup.com<br />

Wraparound cartoner<br />

Kliklok will<br />

launch its new<br />

Certiwrap Elite wraparound<br />

cartoning system which is<br />

designed to handle complex<br />

meal trays, tubs or pot shapes<br />

either individually, in multipacks<br />

or layered, in a wide<br />

range of<br />

formats.<br />

Capable of<br />

improving<br />

production line<br />

flexibility, the Elite<br />

easily adapts to<br />

different pack styles<br />

making it ideal for full<br />

sleeves, wraparound sleeves<br />

and gusseted packs as<br />

well as upright shelf ready<br />

display-style cartons.<br />

Thanks to a new modular<br />

design, the Elite also<br />

enhances functionality and<br />

repeatability, helping<br />

manufacturers adapt to<br />

increasingly fast-paced<br />

market requirements.<br />

It features a choice of twin<br />

or triple arm carton feeders<br />

to improve handling and<br />

is designed to increase<br />

throughput rates on high<br />

speed lines to up to 300<br />

cartons a minute dependant<br />

on flight pitch.<br />

The operator interface is<br />

The new Certiwrap Elite handles complex carton formats<br />

built to the latest industry<br />

standards including full<br />

PackML version 3 – the<br />

industry standard for machine<br />

software programming –<br />

enabling easy interfacing and<br />

integration between machines.<br />

In addition, a new 8-axes<br />

servo drive system not only<br />

enhances flexibility and<br />

adaptability but also helps<br />

reduce changeover times<br />

during operation by<br />

improving repeatability and<br />

avoiding operator errors<br />

when introducing any new<br />

pack formats.<br />

With a new open framed<br />

hygienic design, the Elite also<br />

improves access for both the<br />

operator and engineers as<br />

they can now access the<br />

equipment from either side<br />

of the machine. This includes<br />

full height perimeter clear<br />

guarding which enables total<br />

preventative maintenance.<br />

It is also available in a full<br />

wash down version and<br />

comes with an IP56 rating to<br />

guarantee the equipment is<br />

protected against dust and<br />

water ingress.<br />

“Elite is designed as an<br />

evolution of our previous<br />

models and combines<br />

engineering expertise gained<br />

over the last fifty years with<br />

our drive for innovation,” says<br />

md Neil Fowell.<br />

Stand E32<br />

www.kliklok-int.com<br />

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ppma show<br />

preview<br />

Sensing production efficiency<br />

Sensing<br />

technologies<br />

launched by Sick UK are<br />

designed to ensure that even<br />

the most challenging<br />

packaging materials, labelling<br />

and designs can be detected<br />

reliably without compromising<br />

production efficiency.<br />

“New and unique<br />

technologies from Sick<br />

provide a huge opportunity for<br />

manufacturing progress - but<br />

they are still only half the<br />

story,” says Glynn Edwards<br />

Sick UK’s FMCG segment<br />

manager. “At the show this<br />

year we hope to take some<br />

extra time with our customers<br />

to discuss how we can best<br />

work with them to optimise<br />

their production.”<br />

W2S family of sub-miniature<br />

photoelectric positioning<br />

sensors. The W2S enables<br />

high speed conveying lines<br />

to integrate modern sensing<br />

power cost effectively, even<br />

with the most challenging of<br />

packaging designs, including<br />

jet black, brightly coloured,<br />

matt, and transparent or highly<br />

reflective objects.<br />

Also on show will be the<br />

Lector 620 OCR scanner<br />

where Optical Character<br />

Recognition, Optical Character<br />

Verification, 2D and barcode<br />

Intelligent,<br />

future proof ideas.<br />

We listen hard<br />

to client and industry<br />

packaging needs,<br />

and have developed<br />

some rather<br />

nifty solutions!<br />

reading are combined in<br />

a single device to provide<br />

outstanding reading capability<br />

for quality validation and<br />

traceability and also shown<br />

is the DeltaPac sensor.<br />

Stand A18<br />

www.sick.co.uk<br />

The TranspaTect photoelectric<br />

distance sensor from Sick UK<br />

Headlining new technologies<br />

developed for packaging and<br />

processing applications at the<br />

show include a range of<br />

products designed to detect<br />

the packaging that many<br />

sensors find difficult or<br />

impossible to ‘see’ reliably.<br />

The TranspaTect photoelectric<br />

distance sensor achieves the<br />

most advanced detection to<br />

date of clear materials and<br />

films and is particularly suited<br />

for transparent and semitransparent<br />

trays and bottles.<br />

Its high optical performance<br />

and detection accuracy<br />

promise improved production<br />

efficiencies in processes such<br />

as picking, placing, labelling<br />

and printing.<br />

Even matt-black – one of<br />

the difficult packaging colours<br />

– is no problem for the new<br />

INTELLIGENTRANDOMBOXSIZER<br />

Use your existing standard cartons now,<br />

be ready for tomorrow.<br />

Our NEW Intelligent Random Box Sizer<br />

where random, single, multiple, loose or grouped goods<br />

need to be packaged automatically for dispatch.<br />

TRAYERECTORRANGE<br />

Automatic tray, carton and case erecting<br />

for any application.<br />

Linkx Tray Erectors have an impressive output<br />

of up to 60 trays per minute. Our innovative design<br />

outstanding speed and an even faster payback.<br />

T: +44 (0)1502 713777 or E: info@linkx.co.uk<br />

or visit www.linkxpackaging.com<br />

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ppma show<br />

preview<br />

Robot provides<br />

palletising gains<br />

Exhibiting with<br />

packaging<br />

system specialist and ABB<br />

system integrator RMGroup<br />

UK, ABB will be showcasing<br />

key features of its IRB 460<br />

robot, said to be the ‘fastest<br />

palletising robot in the world’.<br />

This robot takes the lead in<br />

ABB’s palletising suite and is<br />

capable of up to 2,190 cycles<br />

per hour, making it suitable<br />

for high speed end of line<br />

palletising and bag palletising<br />

operations. The IRB 460<br />

occupies 20% less floor space<br />

and is billed as being 15%<br />

faster than its nearest rivals.<br />

The stand will also include<br />

more information about<br />

ABB’s range of palletising<br />

robots, grippers, plus its<br />

programming software<br />

RobotStudio Palletising<br />

PowerPac. Designed to<br />

make palletising simpler,<br />

faster and more efficient, this<br />

PC-based program allows<br />

users to configure, simulate<br />

and program ABB robots and<br />

grippers for palletising<br />

solutions, with little or no<br />

robot programming<br />

experience required.<br />

Stand F42<br />

Grab-bag packs are<br />

cheaper to produce<br />

An automatic<br />

system to<br />

present sandwiches and<br />

similar food in the ‘grab-bag’<br />

style of packaging now<br />

gaining ground for premium<br />

snack products is to be<br />

demonstrated for the<br />

first time by Italian<br />

manufacturer PFM<br />

Packaging Machinery.<br />

Based on a PFM Mistral<br />

Servo flow wrapper, it<br />

replaces the traditional<br />

premade hand loaded paper<br />

bag with a flow wrap created<br />

from Paper-Like film,<br />

produced and printed by<br />

converters Bemis Europe.<br />

Paper-Like imitates paper,<br />

in both appearance and<br />

feel and is described as<br />

giving an authentic artisan<br />

look for optimised brand<br />

recall.<br />

“The result is substantially<br />

reduced labour and material<br />

costs, while preserving the<br />

appeal of a hand packed<br />

product,” explains PFM sales<br />

and operations director Chris<br />

Bolton. “The pack is also<br />

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much stronger<br />

than paper<br />

thanks to<br />

structural<br />

properties<br />

of film<br />

laminates.”<br />

PFM’s<br />

Mistral<br />

machine is<br />

available<br />

equipped with<br />

a number of<br />

product feed<br />

options to<br />

handle<br />

sandwiches or<br />

collations of<br />

goods such as<br />

cookies at<br />

speeds up to<br />

60 packs a<br />

minute.<br />

Reclosure can be achieved<br />

with a label.<br />

Also to be shown by PFM<br />

is the new multi-mode Vetta II<br />

bagging machine, able to<br />

meet marketing demands for<br />

pack versatility and variety by<br />

providing over 20 different bag<br />

styles from a single machine,<br />

PFM Packaging Machinery will demonstrate a<br />

flow wrapper that handles food in ‘grab-bags’<br />

in addition to traditional<br />

pillow packs.<br />

The ZC1 entry level<br />

combination bagger/weigher<br />

and the Pearl low cost servo<br />

driven flow wrapper will also<br />

be demonstrated.<br />

0113 239 3401<br />

www.pfmuk.co.uk<br />

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conveying solution for you.<br />

Using state-of-the art 3D facilities, CSL has the expertise and capability to design, construct and<br />

demonstrate clients’ individual bespoke systems, integrating and interfacing to other OEM equipment<br />

to provide cost effective materials handling solutions.<br />

CSL’s designs can be viewed as CAD drawings or real-time video clips, enabling customers to evaluate<br />

proposals in terms of throughputs, product sortation and even highlight potential problem areas.<br />

www.conveyorsystemsltd.co.uk<br />

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ppma show<br />

preview<br />

Hot melt units dispense gains<br />

electric system that offers a<br />

sustainable concept for hot<br />

melt dispensing.<br />

Designed to allow customers<br />

to use the same unit for all their<br />

packaging needs, the Kube<br />

helps improve system<br />

operation by removing<br />

degradation problems as well<br />

as minimising maintenance<br />

and downtime associated<br />

with gluing systems. Designed<br />

to meet food and beverage<br />

industry requirements,<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

Valco says customers utilising<br />

the Kube can benefit from<br />

several key features including<br />

customised installation.<br />

One of the first users has<br />

been Kaiku Dairy and its<br />

maintenance manager<br />

Victor Ciaurriz says since<br />

installation, it’s been plug and<br />

play. “From a maintenance<br />

manager’s perspective, no<br />

news is good news when it<br />

comes to equipment and this<br />

has been the story with the<br />

Kube,” he says. “We’re thrilled<br />

with the results we’re seeing<br />

with zero maintenance and<br />

no more plugged nozzles,<br />

and look forward to utilising<br />

the Kube throughout our<br />

entire facility.”<br />

Mount systems<br />

Unlike other melt on demand<br />

or ‘tankless’ systems, the<br />

Kube is engineered to operate<br />

with three different mount<br />

systems (panel, machine and<br />

split) which makes it suitable<br />

for both new machine<br />

installations as well as<br />

upgrades / replacements.<br />

Customers can also benefit<br />

from the adhesive stability<br />

delivered by melt on demand<br />

as it reduces char by only<br />

melting adhesive that is<br />

needed. Also, short stroke<br />

pneumatic and electric<br />

applicators result in fewer<br />

plugged nozzles and also<br />

part changes.<br />

Also on show will be the<br />

all-electric system called<br />

Choice which, according to<br />

the company, offers less<br />

downtime with reduced<br />

maintenance compared<br />

with the industry’s historic<br />

pneumatic technology.<br />

Adhesive usage can be<br />

reduced by up to 75% while<br />

payback can be as little<br />

as four months of use<br />

following installation.<br />

Stand E23<br />

www.valcomelton.com<br />

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Valco Melton will<br />

be exhibiting two<br />

systems that will be seen for<br />

the first time in the UK – a new<br />

melt on demand, hot melt<br />

dispensing system called the<br />

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ppma show<br />

preview<br />

Omron's plug and play automation integration will be on show<br />

Automating<br />

with vision<br />

As well as<br />

showing its full<br />

range of automation solutions,<br />

Omron will debut its FH high<br />

speed compact vision system.<br />

Experts will also be on hand to<br />

demonstrate how integration<br />

on the open Sysmac<br />

automation platform can cut<br />

lead times for machine<br />

builders, while allowing them<br />

and end users to keep their<br />

technology options open.<br />

The FH vision system<br />

provides high speed image<br />

capture and processing<br />

speeds, operating ten times<br />

faster than conventional<br />

systems, as well as seamless<br />

integration with PLCs, motion<br />

controllers and robotic control<br />

systems. A Delta robot will also<br />

be in operation on the stand,<br />

illustrating how complementary<br />

technologies can be controlled<br />

through Sysmac.<br />

“Machine builders, like their<br />

customers, are increasingly<br />

looking for ‘plug and play’<br />

integration of automation<br />

technologies, and Sysmac<br />

allows configurations to be<br />

easily modified or expanded,”<br />

says product marketing<br />

manager for automation Karl<br />

Walker. “Sysmac integrates<br />

motion, logic sequencing,<br />

vision, robotics, safety, data<br />

management, networking and<br />

machine visualisation, all in<br />

the same programming<br />

environment – it really makes<br />

machine automation a breeze<br />

to implement and operate.”<br />

Traditionally, higher flexibility<br />

expectations have meant longer<br />

software programming times<br />

and higher costs. “But Omron’s<br />

use of a single Integrated<br />

Development Environment<br />

for software configuration<br />

and greater flexibility in<br />

programming languages mean<br />

that software development<br />

times have been dramatically<br />

cut,” says Walker.<br />

“Our goal would be to halve<br />

them, which would represent a<br />

massive cost saving for<br />

machine builders.”<br />

All of these elements will be<br />

brought together on the stand<br />

in Omron’s Sysmac ‘wall’<br />

demonstration.<br />

Stand C31<br />

www.omron.co.uk<br />

<strong>MU</strong>LTIPOND Weighing Technology and multihead<br />

weighing systems stand for maximum accuracy,<br />

performance and reliability.<br />

MEET US -<br />

AT PPMA <strong>2014</strong><br />

in Birmingham from 30.09. to 02.10.<strong>2014</strong><br />

Hall 5, Stand D12<br />

www.multipond.com<br />

www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

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ppma show<br />

preview<br />

Three in one<br />

brings gains<br />

Accurate seal testers from Jenton Ariana will be demonstrated<br />

The three sides<br />

of the Jenton<br />

International business will be<br />

on show including banding<br />

machines, automation<br />

systems from Ariana including<br />

seal testers and UV systems<br />

from JenAct.<br />

A range of banders will be<br />

demonstrated including the<br />

new, and the smallest TT180<br />

table top machine (banding<br />

with 30mm paper) to the fully<br />

automatic ATS ‘SCB’ pack<br />

stacker and bander which is<br />

suitable for the new<br />

generation of packs designed<br />

for easy retail shelf loading.<br />

Film and paper banding<br />

applications will also be<br />

displayed including tamper<br />

evident, labelling and postal<br />

security and the company<br />

invites visitors to bring along<br />

samples for testing.<br />

This year sees the launch<br />

of a high speed stacker with<br />

a new collating element that<br />

allows very high speed pack<br />

input and yet controlled and<br />

gentle stack output for good<br />

stack stability from Jenton<br />

Ariana. When combined with<br />

banding units, robotic loading<br />

of small cartons into end of<br />

line systems is achieved.<br />

The company also supplies<br />

convergers, divergers,<br />

absorbant pad loaders and<br />

a seal tester for CAP and<br />

MAP packs.<br />

Jenton’s JenAct subsidiary<br />

has a number of patented<br />

systems for UV disinfection<br />

of air and surfaces which are<br />

important in food factories for<br />

reducing bioburden on a line.<br />

This all contributes to<br />

increased shelf life and less<br />

end user rejects, says the<br />

company. New modelling<br />

software allows JenAct to<br />

model performance in any<br />

potential applications.<br />

Stand A10<br />

www.jenton.co.uk<br />

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ppma show<br />

preview<br />

UKIVA sees record numbers<br />

With more<br />

member<br />

companies than ever before<br />

exhibiting, the UK Industrial<br />

Vision Association (UKIVA)<br />

believes this is a reflection of<br />

the growing strength of the UK<br />

vision market. UKIVA<br />

exhibitors will include:<br />

● Acrovision<br />

● Alrad Imaging<br />

● Baumer<br />

● Clearview Imaging<br />

● Cognex<br />

● Industrial Vision Systems<br />

● Multipix Imaging<br />

● Olmec-UK<br />

● Omron<br />

● Sick (UK)<br />

● Stemmer Imaging<br />

● UPM Conveyors.<br />

These UKIVA members<br />

include core vision technology<br />

and systems suppliers and<br />

vision system integrators or<br />

consultants who specialise in<br />

working with manufacturers to<br />

integrate vision systems into<br />

new or existing production<br />

lines. Vision technology and<br />

equipment on show will cover<br />

a multitude of applications<br />

ranging from the<br />

measurement and inspection<br />

of product and components<br />

during the manufacturing<br />

process to the checking of the<br />

integrity of packaging to the<br />

reading and verification of<br />

print, barcodes and labels.<br />

“Vision is now a genuine<br />

enabling technology for the<br />

processing and packaging<br />

industries,” says UKIVA<br />

chairman Mark Williamson.<br />

“In addition to the UKIVA<br />

members in attendance, there<br />

will be a good deal of<br />

processing and packaging<br />

machines on show that<br />

already incorporate vision<br />

within them.”<br />

www.ukiva.org<br />

Linear motion<br />

is on display<br />

HepcoMotion’s<br />

stand will focus<br />

on the company’s core linear<br />

motion technology including<br />

the established GV3 Precision<br />

Linear Motion as well as a new<br />

unit showing GV3 working in a<br />

harsh environment. Also on the<br />

stand will be the PRT2<br />

Precision Ring and Track<br />

System which demonstrates<br />

Hepco’s ability to manufacture<br />

complete 360deg ring guide<br />

systems and continuous<br />

motion circuits of limitless size<br />

and variation.<br />

Visitors will also see the<br />

PRT2 ‘1-Track’ continuous<br />

motion system that gives<br />

designers complete freedom<br />

in 2D bearing track design.<br />

Stand F52<br />

www.HepcoMotion.com<br />

www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

High speed flexible palletising without<br />

limiting productivity.<br />

ABB Limited<br />

Auriga House, Precedent Drive<br />

Rooksley, Milton Keynes, MK13 8PQ<br />

Tel: 01908 350300<br />

E-Mail: robotics@gb.abb.com<br />

Our PalletPack 460 Function Package is a set of pre-engineered products<br />

configured for end-of-line palletising. Incorporating our IRB 460 palletising<br />

robot, IRC5 controller, Flex-Gripper, dressing kit, PLC, software and<br />

FlexPendant with tailored graphical HMI, the package gives you everything you<br />

need for high-speed bag palletising or compact end-of-line case palletising.<br />

To find out more, visit stand F42 at The PPMA Show,<br />

email robotics@gb.abb.com or call 01908 350300


ppma show<br />

Vision brings<br />

speedy gains<br />

Stemmer<br />

Imaging will<br />

highlight its extensive range<br />

of vision solutions for the<br />

processing and packaging<br />

industries including<br />

demonstrations of portion<br />

control, high speed label<br />

inspection and the inspection<br />

of fill levels in opaque bottles.<br />

The LMI Gocator 3D smart camera<br />

Stemmer says 3D vision<br />

allows volumetric<br />

measurements to be made,<br />

making it an ideal tool for<br />

portion control in the food<br />

processing industry. On show<br />

will be the LMI Gocator 3D<br />

smart camera carrying out 3D<br />

profiling on blocks of cheese<br />

with the resulting volumetric<br />

measurements used to<br />

control the position of the<br />

cutting knife for slicing.<br />

High speed label<br />

inspection will be illustrated<br />

using a high resolution line<br />

scan camera to acquire<br />

images from objects moving<br />

at high speed for bar code<br />

reading, lot code reading and<br />

logo positioning.<br />

Fill level determination of<br />

liquids in opaque bottles will<br />

be demonstrated using one<br />

of the latest NIR cameras,<br />

which can also check the<br />

correct alignment of the cap<br />

on the bottle.<br />

Stand A20<br />

www.stemmer-imaging.co.uk<br />

preview<br />

Label applicator lowers<br />

cost of tube production<br />

Premier<br />

Labellers will<br />

launch the P500, a flexible<br />

and versatile label applicator<br />

designed to apply labels to<br />

a wide range of flexible tubes<br />

at speeds of up to 60 tubes<br />

a minute. The company says<br />

it offers brand owners the<br />

design freedom to create a<br />

high quality product<br />

appearance at a lower cost<br />

compared to pre-printed tubes.<br />

The P500 features the<br />

proven and reliable P250<br />

three phase stepper motor<br />

technology which, when<br />

combined with a Siemens<br />

PLC touchscreen control<br />

system, ensures accuracy of<br />

+/-1mm on label placement<br />

as well as low running costs.<br />

Clear and opaque labels up<br />

to 200mm wide can be applied<br />

partly or completely around a<br />

wide range of standard<br />

aluminium or plastic tubes.<br />

All parts of the machine are<br />

Showcasing five<br />

different food<br />

handling robots, Fanuc will<br />

present its biggest selection<br />

ever at a PPMA Show.<br />

The IP67 and IP69K<br />

certified robots will perform<br />

palletising and food packing<br />

Labels up to 200mm wide can be applied to tubes<br />

designed for quick and easy<br />

product changeovers.<br />

The integrated tube feed<br />

hopper and air discharge<br />

chute give the P500 the<br />

flexibility to be installed in any<br />

part of the production facility<br />

assembly tasks. Delta and<br />

articulated arm robots will<br />

show high levels of dexterity<br />

when handling unpackaged<br />

and packaged foods at speeds<br />

of up to 180 picks a minute.<br />

And, as well as the robot<br />

arms, visitors will see a variety<br />

and be controlled by a single<br />

operator.<br />

A range of thermal or hot foil<br />

printer options are also<br />

available.<br />

Stand K40<br />

www.premierlabellers.co.uk<br />

Food handling robots on show<br />

Fanuc’s M430 articulated arm robot will load biscuits into blister trays<br />

of end-effector tools including<br />

vacuum and gripper style<br />

which will pick and place<br />

delicate products.<br />

Robots in action include a<br />

cell combining two robots, an<br />

M3 delta style system and a<br />

M430 articulated arm robot,<br />

which will pick biscuits and<br />

place them into blister packs.<br />

Following on from this an<br />

articulated arm LR Mate 200iD<br />

will pack the blister packs into<br />

retail trays. To represent<br />

packing further down the<br />

production line, a Fanuc<br />

M710iC/50 and an<br />

M410iC/185 will demonstrate<br />

palletising of both trays and<br />

bulk bags.<br />

Stand C50<br />

www.fanuc.eu<br />

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Telephone: +44 (0)1233 643666<br />

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PICK - PACK - PLACE - PALLETISE<br />

See Us On<br />

Stand C50<br />

30 Sept - 2 Oct <strong>2014</strong><br />

NEC, Birmingham<br />

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Responding to<br />

an everchanging<br />

market for labelling<br />

products faster, with greater<br />

accuracy and less downtime<br />

between changeovers,<br />

Advanced Labelling Systems<br />

(ALS) will be introducing its<br />

third generation R-Series<br />

rotary labellers.<br />

ALS is launching a range of<br />

advanced rotary labellers that,<br />

if required, can start out with<br />

a basic specification but which<br />

can be upgraded later if<br />

requirements change, thereby<br />

future-proofing customer<br />

investments.<br />

The Oxfordshire-based<br />

labelling company has come<br />

a long way since it began<br />

17 years ago, with its first<br />

generation of purely<br />

mechanical rotary labellers.<br />

For example, the ALS R-24,<br />

with 24 programmable<br />

servo-driven platforms, can<br />

have up to five labelling heads<br />

deployed at once or used in<br />

pairs, in a tandem mode, for<br />

continuous nonstop running.<br />

Depending on the size of the<br />

base machine and the number<br />

of labelling heads, labels can<br />

be applied for either<br />

wraparound, front, back, neck,<br />

tamper-evident, or tax-strip<br />

applications, in any position<br />

and if servo platforms are<br />

installed, then each application<br />

setup is<br />

selectable at<br />

the push of a<br />

button. Changing from one<br />

container height to another is<br />

also automatic, with<br />

electronically controlled turret<br />

positioning.<br />

For greater flexibility on<br />

product registration, a vision<br />

based optical system is<br />

available. Designed and<br />

implemented by ALS for the<br />

wines and spirits markets<br />

initially, where multiple label<br />

locations are often based on<br />

a physical feature of the bottle,<br />

such as an insignia moulded<br />

into the glass, the ALS labelvision<br />

system looks at a whole<br />

container through 360deg,<br />

while it is in motion.<br />

By training the system to<br />

look for the unique attribute(s)<br />

of the container or bottle, the<br />

PLC keeps track of each and<br />

every one and<br />

instructs the<br />

servo-driven platform to<br />

turn just the right amount, so<br />

that every product is in the<br />

same, correct position – and<br />

all before the first label is<br />

applied – at speeds of up to<br />

36000 per hour.<br />

All of the ALS R-Series Gen3<br />

systems share the same PLC<br />

control, intuitive touchscreen<br />

display and universal semicircular<br />

form-factor, for easy<br />

positioning of any of the<br />

company’s standard range of<br />

ALS 200 and 300 series label<br />

applicators, including its newly<br />

launched Linerless applicator<br />

and the ALS FastPaQ series.<br />

Every ALS R-Series Gen3<br />

rotary is fully guarded and<br />

comes with the ALS 2-Year<br />

warranty as standard.<br />

Stand A60<br />

www.als-eu.com<br />

Partnership brings detection gains<br />

Metal Detection<br />

Services (MDS)<br />

has extended its agreement<br />

with Italian metal detection<br />

company CEIA for a further<br />

five years and will therefore<br />

demonstrate the THS21<br />

series of metal detection<br />

systems.<br />

“Our new extended<br />

partnership with CEIA will<br />

enable our sales team to<br />

highlight the THS21 series of<br />

metal detection systems,<br />

especially the MS21 multi<br />

spectrum technology at the<br />

show,” says sales and<br />

marketing director David Hale.<br />

Also, says MDS, the new<br />

partnership will ensure that<br />

existing and future customers<br />

will receive the highest level of<br />

ppma show<br />

Rotary labeller offers<br />

fast, flexible accuracy<br />

ALS will launch the<br />

third generation of<br />

its rotary labellers<br />

range<br />

technology support.<br />

Already an established<br />

brand in the UK food and<br />

pharmaceutical, textile and<br />

security sector, the Italian<br />

supplier has built a reputation<br />

for product development,<br />

performance and reliability,<br />

says MDS.<br />

Stand A24<br />

www.mds.org.uk<br />

preview<br />

Sensing units<br />

offer benefits<br />

Balluff offers the<br />

latest sensor<br />

technology to the primary,<br />

secondary and end of line<br />

packaging industry with the aim<br />

of adding value to automated<br />

systems by providing a wide<br />

range of enabling technologies<br />

that unlock hidden<br />

productivity potential.<br />

Featured at the show will<br />

be a flexible conveyor system<br />

with RFID and vision sensing<br />

simulating a closed loop<br />

production line, while sensor<br />

applications include distance<br />

measurement, level and small<br />

part detection. Meanwhile,<br />

IP67 modules with I/O-Link<br />

sensor connectivity will<br />

show how machine wiring<br />

can be simplified and cost<br />

savings made.<br />

This Universal vision sensor<br />

handles most inspection tasks<br />

Additional features of the<br />

stand will include a BVS-E<br />

Universal vision sensor with<br />

integral processing<br />

electronics, lighting and two<br />

digital outputs that offers a<br />

single unit that can complete<br />

almost all inspection<br />

tasks, simplifying stock<br />

management considerably.<br />

Also on show will be BUS<br />

Ultrasonic sensors for<br />

distance measurement or<br />

position detection of<br />

granules, fluids and powders,<br />

BCS SmartLevel Capacitive<br />

sensors for problem liquids,<br />

BTL linear position<br />

transducers/distance and<br />

measurement and finally,<br />

BGL fork sensors.<br />

Stand F13<br />

www.balluff.co.uk<br />

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Think an industrial robot is<br />

still an expensive option?<br />

Think again.<br />

With prices from as little as £65 per<br />

week, a KUKA robot solution could be<br />

well within your reach.<br />

www.kuka-robotics.co.uk<br />

The figures provided assume a 10% deposit and 5-year finance term and are subject to credit approval<br />

and prevailing costs at the point of drawdown. A documentation fee of £200 will apply.


Precision components<br />

meet integrator needs<br />

RA Rodriguez<br />

is exhibiting on<br />

its largest ever stand to<br />

show the full extent of its<br />

products for the processing<br />

and packaging sectors.<br />

These range from automated<br />

programmable linear systems<br />

and flexible six-axis robots to<br />

precision bearings, gears,<br />

drives and conveyor products.<br />

The company is the<br />

factory representative for<br />

several manufacturers that<br />

serve the machine building<br />

sector, particularly those<br />

involved in automation and<br />

linear motion. This has led<br />

to it gaining particular<br />

expertise in handling<br />

systems that provide safe<br />

and efficient transfer of<br />

items to or from packaging<br />

lines, often integrating end<br />

of line processes such as<br />

product marking.<br />

One of the main stand<br />

exhibits will therefore be an<br />

Matcon will<br />

showcase a<br />

new and improved<br />

intensifier for IBC blending<br />

which has extended<br />

the range of blending<br />

capabilities at the company.<br />

The Matcon IBC system is<br />

ideal for those manufacturers<br />

that have a portfolio of<br />

products that are high in<br />

variety, but maybe low in<br />

volume or for those requiring<br />

recipe separation, for instance<br />

to avoid allergen cross<br />

contamination. The ability to<br />

blend without cleaning<br />

between recipe changes and<br />

the flexibility to send IBCs to<br />

whichever packing line is<br />

ready, means that<br />

manufacturing flow is<br />

optimised and output<br />

www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

ppma show<br />

Palletising options from IEF Werner will be demonstrated<br />

ecoSTACK palletiser, an<br />

example of the IEF Werner<br />

palletiser product programme.<br />

While the ecoSTACK is<br />

aimed at smaller pallet sizes<br />

(Euro/4 & Euro/8), IEF<br />

Werner also offers a range of<br />

tray handling and palletising<br />

systems capable of handling<br />

sizes anywhere from JEDEC<br />

to Euro/1.<br />

All systems are easily<br />

integrated into the customers<br />

manufacturing processes<br />

and are commonly used in<br />

conjunction with robots and<br />

conveyor systems to support<br />

fully automated production.<br />

The Universal Robot will<br />

also be demonstrated. This<br />

six-axis robot arm can be<br />

programmed to perform a<br />

range of functions and can<br />

be installed safely in<br />

practically any working<br />

environment.<br />

Stand G62<br />

www.rarodriguez.co.uk<br />

Intensifier for IBC blending<br />

The IBC blender intensifier has extended Matcon’s range<br />

maximised, providing a good<br />

return on investment.<br />

The new Intensifier has<br />

proved to be extremely<br />

beneficial in the bakery sector,<br />

for example, for single stage<br />

blending in applications where<br />

preview<br />

fat and liquid addition is<br />

required as well as in the<br />

beverage sector, for ensuring<br />

micro and minor ingredients<br />

are well dispersed.<br />

Stand D33<br />

www.matconibc.com<br />

Real time<br />

3D robot guidance<br />

See us at:<br />

See us at:<br />

30 Sept - 2 Oct <strong>2014</strong><br />

Stand A100<br />

Stand A02<br />

Scorpion Vision Ltd<br />

01590 679333<br />

sales@scorpionvision.co.uk<br />

www.scorpionvision.co.uk


ppma show<br />

Bring products<br />

to robot clinic<br />

As well as<br />

showcasing its<br />

range of bagging, palletising<br />

and pick and pace<br />

technology, Pacepacker<br />

Services is holding a ‘Live<br />

Application Clinic’ on its<br />

stand. All its key personnel<br />

will be available for visitors to<br />

bring product samples and<br />

project details to the show for<br />

on the spot advice and<br />

guidance on the robot<br />

selection process.<br />

A Cartesian style robot that<br />

can accumulate two layers of<br />

three dip tubs into a shallow<br />

shelf-ready box will be on show<br />

At the show, six different<br />

pick and place systems<br />

demonstrating the three main<br />

technologies – robotic<br />

(articulated arm, Delta and<br />

Cartesian), electro/pneumatic<br />

Cartesian and bespoke<br />

styles will be handling a<br />

variety of unpackaged and<br />

packaged fmcg goods.<br />

As well as Pacepacker’s<br />

own equipment, robot<br />

technology from Fanuc and<br />

Festo will also be on show.<br />

From entry-level economical<br />

systems to complex bespoke<br />

automation solutions, visitors<br />

will have the chance to<br />

compare and contrast all<br />

three robot technologies<br />

side-by-side. With 20<br />

different end-effector tools<br />

to choose from in vacuum,<br />

gripper, magnet or clamshell<br />

style, robots will be handling<br />

products with repeatable<br />

accuracy, at speeds of up to<br />

180 packs per minute.<br />

Stand C50<br />

www.pacepacker.com<br />

preview<br />

Metal detectors offer<br />

future proof designs<br />

Fortress<br />

Technology will<br />

demonstrate the latest<br />

technologies for its diverse<br />

range of custom<br />

manufactured metal detectors<br />

to illustrate how the<br />

company’s Never Obsolete<br />

Commitment protects<br />

customer investments.<br />

“This commitment gives<br />

customers the ability to upgrade<br />

their current Fortress detector<br />

without having to purchase an<br />

entirely new system,” explains<br />

Sarah Ketchin, managing<br />

director of Fortress.<br />

New software has been<br />

developed to be compatible<br />

with all previously<br />

manufactured Fortress<br />

detectors and can be field<br />

installed on its Phantom and<br />

Stealth models. The FM<br />

software analyses the<br />

detection signal and uses an<br />

The FM software is compatible<br />

with all previously manufactured<br />

detectors from Fortress<br />

algorithm to calculate the<br />

signal strength based on a<br />

function of time and<br />

amplitude. This can<br />

significantly improve<br />

performance in certain<br />

applications, including large<br />

bags, by at least 40%.<br />

Also on display will be the<br />

patent-pending Halo<br />

technology; an automatic<br />

metal detector testing system.<br />

Automatic testing, using the<br />

industry standards, removes<br />

the risk of human error and<br />

work place injury at critical<br />

control points on a<br />

manufacturing line while<br />

complying with industry<br />

standards. Halo is especially<br />

useful in applications where<br />

frequent testing of a metal<br />

detector is made difficult due<br />

to access, position, access to<br />

the product flow, or certain<br />

environmental conditions.<br />

The range of Fortress metal<br />

detectors on display this year<br />

has been manufactured to<br />

satisfy retailer and BRC<br />

specifications for a wide<br />

range of applications.<br />

Stand B01<br />

www.fortresstechnology.co.uk<br />

Take the vision challenge<br />

Olmec UK is<br />

inviting visitors<br />

to beat a vision system in the<br />

popular game of ‘Scissors,<br />

Paper, Stone’ on its stand.<br />

All visitors will have to do is to<br />

place their hand in either a<br />

‘scissors’, ‘paper’ or ‘stone’<br />

shape into the inspection area<br />

and the vision system will<br />

instantaneously display its<br />

own choice. Can it be beaten?<br />

Try it to find out.<br />

This is a light hearted way of<br />

demonstrating just some of<br />

the capabilities of high speed<br />

imaging and shape<br />

recognition, and experts will<br />

be on hand to explain exactly<br />

how it works – win or lose!<br />

Also on show will be<br />

‘VisionPerfoControl’ a visionbased<br />

system for true real time<br />

monitoring of perforation quality<br />

Olmec will show its vision-based system for real time monitoring of<br />

perforation quality in MAP packs for the food industry<br />

of laser-perforated, flexible<br />

modified atmosphere<br />

packaging (MAP) for the food<br />

industry. It is capable of<br />

inspecting the extruded web<br />

material with hole sizes from 50<br />

– 350 micron at web speeds up<br />

to 400 metres a minute.<br />

VisionPerfoControl was<br />

developed in partnership with<br />

Rofin-Baasel, a specialist in<br />

laser systems for MAP.<br />

The vision system checks<br />

that each hole is present and<br />

measures it to ensure it meets<br />

specification.<br />

Stand: E22<br />

www.olmec-uk.com<br />

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The wide ranging<br />

versatility of<br />

Ishida’s weighing and quality<br />

control solutions will be amply<br />

demonstrated and the<br />

company’s stand will feature<br />

a variety of models from its<br />

multihead weigher and x-ray<br />

system ranges.<br />

New developments on<br />

display will be a WP<br />

‘waterproof’ version of the<br />

RV multihead weigher, which<br />

has been independently<br />

certified as having a marketleading<br />

level of water and<br />

dust ingress protection, and<br />

the IX-G2 dual energy x-ray<br />

inspection system, capable<br />

of detecting even the<br />

smallest bones in meat and<br />

poultry at high inspection<br />

speeds.<br />

Other models on show<br />

include weighing solutions for<br />

fresh meat and poultry, and<br />

whole fruit and root<br />

vegetables, and an entry-level<br />

multihead weigher ideal for<br />

dry products as well as the<br />

multipurpose IX-GA-4075<br />

x-ray inspection solution.<br />

IP rating tests carried out at<br />

a leading UK independent<br />

testing centre have proved<br />

that the Ishida RV’s design<br />

and assembly consistently<br />

comply with the highest<br />

industry standards. In addition,<br />

the RV-WP range is also<br />

certified for IP-6X (dust tight),<br />

IP-X5 (protected against water<br />

jets), IP-X6 (against powerful<br />

water jets) and IP-X7<br />

(protected against temporary<br />

immersion).<br />

Demonstrating the flexibility<br />

and adaptability of the range,<br />

the CCW-RV-214-70-S on<br />

display has been developed<br />

specifically to handle whole<br />

fruits and root vegetables at<br />

speeds up to 60 packs a<br />

minute with minimal bruising<br />

and reduced noise levels.<br />

Other multihead solutions on<br />

show include the CCW-M-106<br />

fresh food weigher for the<br />

effective handling and<br />

weighing of sticky products.<br />

Stand C51<br />

www.ishidaeurope.com<br />

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Vision options bring benefits<br />

Multipix Imaging<br />

will demonstrate<br />

the new Ensenso N20<br />

equipped with two high<br />

resolution 1.3 megapixel<br />

CMOS sensors creating a<br />

3D camera with a wider field<br />

of vision. This means it is also<br />

suitable for capturing greater<br />

volumes and for working<br />

distances of up to 3 metres.<br />

A more powerful projector with<br />

blue LEDs combined with the<br />

high resolution of the sensors<br />

delivers even more accurate<br />

detail and precise 3D data,<br />

even with very difficult<br />

surfaces, says Multipix. The<br />

latest GigE interface also<br />

allows cable lengths of up to<br />

100m, while the camera is<br />

also ‘powered over Ethernet’,<br />

eliminating the need for an<br />

additional cable for the<br />

power supply.<br />

Despite the integrated<br />

projector and the two CMOS<br />

sensors, the stereo camera<br />

has a comparatively compact<br />

construction while its robust<br />

aluminium housing and<br />

screw-on connections make<br />

it suitable for industrial<br />

applications.<br />

The package includes an<br />

interface to the MVTec<br />

HALCON machine vision<br />

library and a software<br />

development kit, which is<br />

identical for the GigE and<br />

USB models.<br />

Multipix will also show two<br />

important enhancements in<br />

the Datalogic DataVS2 Vision<br />

Sensor product family, to now<br />

include DataVS2 Infrared (IR)<br />

models and 1.5 Software<br />

Release.<br />

DataVS2 IR models feature<br />

an embedded powerful LED<br />

illuminator with Infrared<br />

emission and an ambient light<br />

filter able to cut off most of the<br />

light coming from the<br />

surroundings. These two<br />

characteristics allow DataVS2<br />

IR to reduce the influence of<br />

environmental factors that are<br />

usually very hard to predict<br />

and compensate thus<br />

improving the sensor reliability<br />

when dealing with big<br />

operating distances and<br />

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ppma show<br />

Marking is<br />

a VIP Area<br />

VIP Area sponsor<br />

Markem-Imaje<br />

will showcase the latest<br />

coding and marking technology.<br />

Showing printers and coders<br />

for the food, beverage, dairy<br />

and extrusion markets, the<br />

company will display its<br />

latest solutions including<br />

continuous inkjet coders,<br />

print and apply labelling<br />

technology, the SmartLase<br />

C Series and the new<br />

thermal inkjet range.<br />

Markem-<br />

Imaje is<br />

sponsoring<br />

the VIP area<br />

In addition to interactive<br />

displays for all coding and<br />

marking machines,<br />

explanations about how new<br />

coding solutions such as the<br />

Mark & Read system offered<br />

with CoLOS networking<br />

software, in partnership with<br />

Cognex, can help drive line<br />

efficiency and prevent missing<br />

codes and code quality issues<br />

will be available.<br />

VIP Area<br />

www.markem-imaje.com<br />

preview<br />

Automation concepts<br />

are inspired by nature<br />

Pneumatic and<br />

electric drive<br />

technology company Festo<br />

will be showcasing a number<br />

of developments, concepts<br />

and solutions that have<br />

improved productivity in the<br />

processing and packaging<br />

industry such as the new<br />

WaveHandler and<br />

MultiChoiceGripper that have<br />

been inspired by nature.<br />

The WaveHandler is a<br />

modular system that moves a<br />

surface in such a way that<br />

objects are transported and<br />

sorted purposefully. The<br />

integration of a sorting<br />

function means an additional<br />

handling unit is no longer<br />

required for this process.<br />

The conveyor consists of<br />

numerous bellow modules<br />

that deform the surface<br />

creating a wave motion that<br />

transports the objects in a<br />

targeted manner. Inspiration<br />

for this principle was provided<br />

by monitoring natural waves.<br />

The movement of wind over<br />

the smooth surface of the<br />

water produces small ripples,<br />

which grow as the wind<br />

The WaveHandler is a modular system inspired by nature<br />

pushes against them.<br />

However, it is energy being<br />

moved by the waves, not<br />

water. The water molecules<br />

within a wave move up and<br />

down in a circular motion, but<br />

remain in roughly the same<br />

place. Yet the energy produced<br />

causes the wave to roll over<br />

the surface of the sea.<br />

This new WaveHandler<br />

system behaves in a similar<br />

way: while each individual<br />

bellow advances and retracts<br />

in the same spot, a wave<br />

moves over the surface of the<br />

conveyor.<br />

Meanwhile, the<br />

MultiChoiceGripper brings<br />

together a combination of<br />

different grip types with flexible,<br />

adaptive gripping fingers.<br />

Its fingers can therefore be<br />

switched over so they can<br />

either grip in a parallel or<br />

centric direction, without<br />

requiring any conversion.<br />

This is enabled by two<br />

rotatable finger slots on the<br />

base body of the gripper,<br />

which are arranged either<br />

around a central point or<br />

opposite the third finger.<br />

This is inspired by the human<br />

hand and its opposable<br />

thumb, which can be rotated<br />

by 130deg in relation to the<br />

other fingers.<br />

Stand E60<br />

www.festo.co.uk<br />

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For more information on the<br />

Evolution of Wrapping<br />

Machines contact<br />

Helping food stay fresh for longer<br />

Oxygen is one of the main causes of food spoilage. The effect ranges from<br />

discolouration to the growth of aerobic microorganisms such as mould.<br />

Whether due to oxygen in the package, permeation through the film or oxygen<br />

in the product: sensitive foods spoil and require protection to prolong shelf life.<br />

Preservatives natural and artificial have historically been added, and also in<br />

many cases the water level is deliberately lowered to achieve a longer shelf<br />

life, which has an impact on taste.<br />

A Controlled Atmosphere Pack system has been developed between O2<br />

Control and Fuji using FRESHCARE® oxygen absorbers. The self adhesive<br />

oxygen absorber is automatically applied to the packaging material prior to<br />

it being formed around the product sealing the oxygen absorber within the<br />

pack. Using a long dwell Fuji flow wrapper to produce hermetic seals, oxygen barrier film and using FRESHCARE®<br />

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ppma show<br />

preview<br />

Partnership offers user benefits<br />

Kite Packaging<br />

and Audion<br />

Swissvac will be partners at<br />

the show for the first time.<br />

Packaging distributor Kite<br />

Packaging and machinery<br />

supplier Audion Swissvac will<br />

demonstrate over twenty<br />

machines to visitors which<br />

help to allow Kite to offer a<br />

complete packaging solution.<br />

Various machines will be on<br />

display including bagging,<br />

void fill, sealing, and vacuum<br />

and shrink wrapping. Most<br />

notably Audion Swissvac will<br />

be showcasing its Speedpack<br />

system, a manual fill and seal<br />

machine designed specifically<br />

The Speedpack system from Audion<br />

Swissvac will be demonstrated<br />

for tubular products as well as<br />

Rollbag, a continuous bagging<br />

system using patented<br />

pre-opened bags on a roll.<br />

Kite will also be showcasing<br />

its patented system – the<br />

Wrap & Hold – which it<br />

describes as the first machine<br />

of its kind to incorporate<br />

stretch film and corrugated<br />

boards to create versatile<br />

packs that eliminate the need<br />

for any void fill.<br />

Designed for high volume<br />

users, the Wrap & Hold<br />

system offers a universal<br />

packing solution that is secure<br />

while reducing costs. Packs<br />

produced can be recycled<br />

and, says Kite, is an ideal<br />

alternative to foam in place<br />

and paper systems in<br />

terms of performance.<br />

The one piece Wrap<br />

Pack is ideal for<br />

books, DVDs and<br />

other small items and<br />

encloses products in a postal<br />

style box.<br />

The Platform Pack<br />

is designed for heavier,<br />

industrial products which<br />

can be used in engineering<br />

applications while Pick Tray is<br />

designed for fulfilment<br />

operations. In use, the picking<br />

tray converts into the dispatch<br />

The Wrap & Hold system from Kite Packaging is a patented system<br />

that eliminates the need for void fill in the packing process<br />

packing and therefore<br />

eliminates the need to double<br />

handle goods.<br />

Also demonstrated will be<br />

the Kite Mini Air and Air<br />

Shock, two air systems that<br />

Kite says are significantly<br />

cheaper, more effective and<br />

more environmentally friendly<br />

than traditional void fill and<br />

protective packaging.<br />

After the show, the<br />

partnership will continue with<br />

Kite and Audion Swissvac<br />

planning to bring a range of<br />

solutions to help customers<br />

with their packaging<br />

operations, using the expertise<br />

and resources of both its<br />

experienced teams.<br />

“The two companies have<br />

different business structures<br />

but a completely shared<br />

philosophy – to offer a best in<br />

class service to customers<br />

through innovation and a<br />

commitment to their vision,”<br />

says a spokesman. “This<br />

partnership will strengthen<br />

the growth of both businesses,<br />

but most importantly offer<br />

customers more choice,<br />

competitive solutions and<br />

expertise from two leaders in<br />

the packaging industry.”<br />

Stand F90<br />

www.audionelektro.co.uk<br />

www.kitepackaging.co.uk


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Find out more<br />

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K40<br />

Seeing is believing.<br />

Visit us on stand K40 at this year’s show and witness the speed, accuracy and<br />

precision of the new Premier P250 with 3 roller wrap, a development that features all<br />

the essential elements necessary for the most demanding front, back and wraparound<br />

labelling applications across many industries including toiletries, cosmetics, household,<br />

food and pharmaceutical.<br />

We will also be unveiling our new WEL90 and our new P500 tube labeller.<br />

For more info, please visit our website<br />

www.premierlabellers.co.uk


ppma show<br />

preview<br />

Glue tanks are<br />

energy savers<br />

Meler will<br />

demonstrate<br />

its new Micron hot melt<br />

tank for the first time in the<br />

UK which, says official UK<br />

partner Adsol UK,<br />

represents a true leap<br />

forward in the area of hot<br />

glue tank development<br />

thanks to several new<br />

features including the<br />

availability of up to 60%<br />

energy savings.<br />

What’s more, the Micron,<br />

plus Meler consumable parts,<br />

remain compatible with most<br />

commonly used other hot glue<br />

tank and equipment providers;<br />

so any existing hoses and<br />

guns will fit onto this new<br />

system with no problems.<br />

The latest Micron is<br />

available in 5, 10, 20 and 25<br />

litre tank sizes. It offers<br />

benefits in several key areas<br />

when compared to other hot<br />

melt tanks, says Adsol,<br />

including a redesigned<br />

control panel to provide easy<br />

intuitive management of the<br />

tank for the end-user,<br />

increased pump and melt<br />

rates, cost savings resulting<br />

from energy efficiency, faster<br />

warm up and run ready rates<br />

to reduce down time as well<br />

Autotech and<br />

Igranic – two<br />

leading names in control and<br />

power solutions – will exhibit<br />

together as The Automated<br />

Technology Group.<br />

Although part of the same<br />

group since 2012, Autotech<br />

and Igranic have kept distinct<br />

identities until recently when<br />

The Automated Technology<br />

Group rebranded as part of a<br />

strategy to offer clients<br />

seamless expertise across an<br />

The Micron hot melt tank is<br />

available from Adsol UK<br />

as ease of maintenance.<br />

“By simply unscrewing three<br />

panel screws, the tank casing<br />

can be slid open allowing<br />

easy maintenance of the pump<br />

and associated equipment<br />

when required,” explains<br />

Ian McFadzean, customer<br />

development manager at Adsol.<br />

Finally, the Micron comes with<br />

a 24 month guarantee.<br />

Meler has been producing<br />

hot glue tanks and<br />

components for over 30 years<br />

from its HQ in Spain, and all<br />

Meler equipment is supported<br />

24/7 throughout Britain and<br />

Ireland by Adsol.<br />

Stand H52<br />

www.adsoluk.com<br />

Automating together first<br />

even broader range of services.<br />

It will be promoting its end-toend<br />

solutions for industrial<br />

automation, power and control.<br />

“The show is the perfect<br />

platform to present our new<br />

brand image and the sheer<br />

breadth of our offer to<br />

prospective clients and<br />

existing customers,” says<br />

business development<br />

manager Nick Reidy.<br />

Stand F50<br />

www.atg.gb.com<br />

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ppma show<br />

preview<br />

Label and code<br />

The 9550 print<br />

and apply<br />

labelling (LPA) system will<br />

be among the solutions<br />

demonstrated by Videojet<br />

Technologies.<br />

“Visitors will be able to see<br />

a wide array of systems to<br />

address any coding need,”<br />

explains Richard Roth,<br />

country manager UK &<br />

Ireland. “In our current<br />

environment of increasing<br />

needs for traceability and<br />

new regulations prescribing<br />

essential on-pack information,<br />

the need to deliver high<br />

quality coding has become<br />

an important driver for<br />

many operations.”<br />

The Videojet 9550 LPA system<br />

The 9550 LPA features<br />

intelligent motion technology<br />

to reduce the five most<br />

common reasons for<br />

downtime - label, web or<br />

ribbon jams, mechanical<br />

failures and mechanical<br />

adjustments. Its small<br />

footprint and simple<br />

mounting solutions enable<br />

the system to apply labels<br />

directly onto outer case<br />

and bundle packaging<br />

without the need for an<br />

applicator, achieving higher<br />

throughput and eliminating<br />

label jams.<br />

Also on stand will be<br />

examples from Videojet’s<br />

entire product portfolio<br />

from continuous and thermal<br />

inkjet systems to large<br />

character marking systems,<br />

as well as CO2 and<br />

fibre lasers.<br />

Stand D50<br />

www.videojet.co.uk<br />

Traceable software<br />

Travtec Group<br />

will launch a<br />

special software module that<br />

can be incorporated with its<br />

Pharmacarton carton<br />

handling, marking and<br />

verifying system to provide full<br />

traceability of pharmaceutical<br />

packs throughout the<br />

distribution chain, from<br />

manufacture to the end user.<br />

The Travtec Aggregation<br />

Module enables a unique<br />

label to be prepared at each<br />

stage of the packing<br />

operation. After coding and<br />

verification by the<br />

Pharmacarton’s carton<br />

feeding system, primary packs<br />

can be assembled into<br />

bundles for shrinkwrapping,<br />

overwrapping, or banding.<br />

At this stage, the Aggregation<br />

Module checks that the<br />

correct packs are present and<br />

then prints a label with a 1D<br />

barcode containing details of<br />

the packs. When the bundles<br />

are packed into cases, a<br />

similar operation takes place<br />

with another summary label<br />

produced for each case.<br />

Shemesh<br />

Automation will<br />

demonstrate its fully automatic<br />

laminate cutting and container<br />

thermosealing machine –<br />

the Sealpro60 – for the first<br />

time in the UK.<br />

The Sealpro series<br />

automatically cuts the sealing<br />

laminate according to the<br />

container’s opening size<br />

and then thermoseals it<br />

accurately. Individually<br />

temperature controlled<br />

welding heads are all built<br />

inside one robust sealing<br />

block. Also, ‘explosionproofing’<br />

for containers<br />

with high alcohol content,<br />

‘lid-intrusion’ and ‘breathing<br />

foil’ upgrades can be supplied,<br />

This process is then<br />

repeated when the cases<br />

are placed on a pallet.<br />

The system means<br />

that any pack can be<br />

traced back easily<br />

through every stage<br />

of manufacture and<br />

distribution. It is<br />

centrally controlled<br />

and is compatible with<br />

SAP and other order<br />

processing systems<br />

meaning that individual<br />

customer orders and<br />

requirements can be directly<br />

transferred into the system to<br />

ease production planning and<br />

remove the possibility for error<br />

at the manufacturing stage.<br />

While this level of<br />

traceability is not required as<br />

part of the forthcoming<br />

European Falsified Medicines<br />

Directive (FMD), Travtec says<br />

that it is increasingly being<br />

specified by other regulatory<br />

bodies for other markets and<br />

the Aggregation Module will<br />

therefore enable companies<br />

to trade easily worldwide in<br />

the coming years.<br />

as well as ‘Total QC’ vacuum<br />

check technology.<br />

“The Sealpro series has<br />

been constantly evolving over<br />

five different generations<br />

of machine,” explains Shai<br />

Shemesh, managing director<br />

and global head of marketing<br />

and business development at<br />

the company. “Strict waste<br />

management, minimum<br />

“The Pharmacarton<br />

incorporating the Lixis PVS<br />

Vision System and Wolke<br />

m600 printer is already<br />

FMD-ready but the addition<br />

of the Aggregation Module<br />

offers companies the<br />

reassurance of future proofing<br />

against further legislation,”<br />

says Travtec Group managing<br />

director Harry Thomason.<br />

Stand D50<br />

www.travtec.co.uk<br />

Cutting and sealing at speed<br />

Machines combine<br />

a small footprint<br />

with high<br />

speeds and fast<br />

changeovers<br />

A special software module can<br />

be incorporated in the<br />

Pharmacarton system<br />

downtime and space design,<br />

safety, product protection,<br />

operational flexibility and long<br />

term reliability are in the core<br />

DNA of our product portfolio<br />

and engineering mind set.”<br />

The company will also<br />

demonstrate its filling, capping<br />

and labelling solutions.<br />

Stand C100<br />

www.shemeshautomation.com<br />

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With the new Plana Stretch wrapper you don’t need to dig up floors or have a long ramp to load a pallet onto a turn table stretch wrapper. The unique 18mm ultra- low turn table saves space and eliminates any<br />

trip hazard that a long ramp can cause. The wrapper also eliminates the danger of accidents with pallet trucks running off the side of ramps. Savings on space mean you could have space to automate rather than<br />

hand wrap. Changing to automating the wrapping process will improve Health and safety as well as substantially reducing the cost of wrapping a pallet. Companies will no longer have the worry of repairing floors<br />

after removing a wrapper installed in the ground when their lease term ends.<br />

Civil engineering costs are also eliminated and because no civil engineering is required there will be no dust or interruption in Production. The Plana comes with same unique features that all the C-one<br />

range of pallet wrappers have. This includes auto-cut off so no dangerous knives are required by warehouse operatives. The wrapper automatically cuts the film at the end of the wrapping cycle.<br />

With auto cut-off the fork lift driver doesn’t need to get off to cut the film which again reduces possible accidents. Other features include remote control start of the wrapping cycle, a quick thread<br />

carriage which improves the efficiency of re-loading new stretch film rolls and reduces the chances of incorrect film threading. With the Plana you can also<br />

alter the stretch force 4 times during a wrapping cycle which allows you to reduce the amount of tension on sharp parts of the load or apply the minimum<br />

amount of force for very light or unstable loads during the first half of the wrapping cycle. There are many other useful features included on the new Plana<br />

pallet wrapper that ensures it will work exactly to your requirement.<br />

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For the simple reason they are the most innovative pallet wrappers on the Market. The C-one Plana premium pallet wrappers are heavy duty and come with<br />

a 2 year unlimited cycle warranty that includes labour. Including labour as part of the warranty is important because this is usually the most expensive part<br />

of most repairs. Our fully trained IBIS engineers cover the whole of the UK. We know how important pallet wrappers can be to our customers so emergency<br />

break downs are dealt with on a next day basis.<br />

Owning a new C-one pallet wrapper couldn’t be easier with no initial outlay required if you purchase our stretch film. We offer a purchase plan where the<br />

pallet wrapper can be purchased over a 2 or 3 year period by the purchase of stretch film. If you purchase a pallet of power stretch film per month we can<br />

guarantee a new pallet wrapper from IBIS Packaging Solutions will not increase your monthly spend.<br />

We can even connect you to a GSM phone card or the internet so you can get regular reports of the<br />

amount of pallets being wrapped and the amount of film being used.<br />

If you have the right stretch film available, the C-one Plana pallet wrapper can stretch<br />

films up to 400% giving amazing yield savings.<br />

IBIS PACKAGING SOLUTIONS LTD<br />

Unit 10, Colthorp Business Park, Colthorp Lane, Thatcham, Berkshire RG19 4NB<br />

T +44(0)1639 890609 F +44(0)1639 891993<br />

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ppma show<br />

Handle, feed<br />

and denest<br />

Product<br />

handling<br />

specialists Partners in<br />

Packaging will showcase the<br />

latest feeding technologies<br />

from its principals plus new<br />

developments in denesting.<br />

One highlight is the new<br />

‘Flowfold Two’, base card feeder<br />

and folder from Streamfeeder<br />

designed for simple, repeatable<br />

operator size changes in under<br />

two minutes. The Northfield<br />

Universal Bandolier feeder<br />

can feed a variety of 2D and 3D<br />

items such as promotional<br />

coupons and dosing spoons into<br />

baggers and also into cartoners.<br />

The new UK manufactured<br />

high speed rotary machine RPP<br />

Quad will denest trays at speeds<br />

of up to 150 products a minute<br />

and incorporates the latest drive<br />

and control systems for high<br />

speed but also flexible<br />

operation, says the company.<br />

The latest design A Series<br />

twin intermittent denester will<br />

also be demonstrated, handling<br />

a range of deeper trays. This<br />

denester is a wash down,<br />

stainless steel machine with<br />

quick size change adjustability<br />

for ease of operation.<br />

Stand B11<br />

www.partnersinpackaging.com<br />

preview<br />

Sortation and conveying<br />

Conveyor<br />

Systems (CSL)<br />

will demonstrate a pivotal<br />

piece of sortation equipment<br />

that features activated roller<br />

belt technology. Due for<br />

delivery to a customer early<br />

<strong>September</strong>, it will be installed<br />

as part of an integrated<br />

system supplied to an<br />

e-commerce company to<br />

provide optimised product<br />

flow as well as high speed<br />

sortation of small to awkward<br />

sized products not suited<br />

to conventional conveyor<br />

solutions.<br />

Compact with the capability<br />

to divert/sort single or small<br />

numbers in a small footprint,<br />

this versatile modular<br />

technology can effectively<br />

handle a wide range of<br />

products from CDs, books,<br />

mail, polybags, cartons, totes<br />

and top heavy items.<br />

This CSL sortation system<br />

can sort bi-directionally at<br />

30 & 90 degrees, merging and<br />

aligning items to increase<br />

efficiency, functionality and<br />

reduce costs. Depending on<br />

the size of product, high-speed<br />

bi-directional sorts of above<br />

100 ppm can be achieved<br />

especially on narrow widths<br />

or close pitch divert centres.<br />

New sortation conveyor from CSL featuring activated roller belt technology<br />

Also on display will be the<br />

latest compact column design<br />

spiral elevator/lowerator with<br />

the new ‘Super Grip’ slat,<br />

providing a smooth continuous<br />

flow and high throughput of<br />

product (up or down) between<br />

different floor levels.<br />

Available as single or twin<br />

lane reversible spirals, the<br />

new design improves visibility<br />

with narrow supporting<br />

columns and also adds<br />

greater handling flexibility<br />

as the core radius is enlarged.<br />

Other equipment featured<br />

on the stand is a range of<br />

conveyors including the new<br />

energy efficient 24V non-<br />

contact accumulation<br />

conveyor (Zero Line<br />

Pressure/ZLP), which can<br />

transport fragile, high value<br />

or irregular shaped products,<br />

providing smooth transfer<br />

and accumulation along with<br />

non-contact queuing. These<br />

conveyors offer maximum<br />

flexibility to handle varying<br />

throughput rates, unit sizes<br />

and traffic patterns, including<br />

‘singulation’ or ‘train release’<br />

(chain of products) to<br />

support easy and safe<br />

removal of packs to/from<br />

a conveyor.<br />

Stand E12<br />

www.conveyorsystemsltd.co.uk<br />

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QUALITY&INNOVATION<br />

See us at PPMA Stand F41<br />

Starflex Weighing Systems are market leaders in the design, manufacture and installation of standard and bespoke weighing,<br />

filling, dosing, counting equipment and turnkey solutions.<br />

Our core products are:<br />

• Checkweighing systems and inline inspection equipment • Grading Systems<br />

• Standard and bespoke Conveyor solutions<br />

• Linear Weighing solutions<br />

• Special purpose Multihead weighing equipment designed • Optical Counting machines<br />

Starflex has recently acquired Qualipack Ltd, designers and manufactures of sack, tub and valve bag filling solutions for both<br />

powder and granular products.<br />

Also under the Starflex banner is Sorma UK.<br />

Sorma UK is made up of a group of companies that complement each other, focusing on the fresh produce industry.<br />

They include:<br />

SORMA S.p.A.<br />

A global leader in the design of packing equipment for the fresh produce & vegetable market 160+ models Inc. Linear &<br />

Dynamic Weighers, Counters, Punnet Fillers & Netting Machines, Clipping and Bagging Machines. Sorma also offer end of line<br />

automation systems.<br />

NETPACK<br />

A part of Sorma S.p.A Netpack design & produce some of the most innovative packaging in Fresh Produce. Inc. Sormabag,<br />

Eco-Punnet, Vertbag, Citrus Film, Roll stock bags, along with Knitted / Extruded net, wineglass & self-adhesive labels.<br />

COMPAC SORTING EQUIPMENT<br />

Offer market leading solutions and technology with grading systems from 1 to 160 lanes for most products Inc. Cherries, Stone<br />

Fruit, and Potatoes. With Vision systems for colour, dimension & blemish selection and highly accurate weighing technologies.<br />

With automatic packing options direct from the Grader.<br />

TASTE TECH (INTERNAL QUALITY SORTING)<br />

To complement the Compac capabilities on weight and external selection, Taste Technologies systems utilise Near Infra-Red<br />

(NIR) Spectrograph technology coupled to a unique software system to carry out on-line non-destructive testing for internal<br />

defect and quality at full line speeds.<br />

We are able to commercially sort most produce for many internal qualities such as: Defects and rots as well as Brix, flesh colour,<br />

firmness, dry matter and granulation.<br />

CHECKWEIGHERS METAL DETECTORS COMBI MACHINES LABEL VERIFICATION CONVEYORS SACK FILLERS<br />

AUGERS <strong>MU</strong>LTIHEADS BESPOKE SOLUTIONS WEIGHING PACKAGING MACHINES PACKAGING<br />

GRADING/SORTING INTERNAL QUALITY PALLETING STRAPPING<br />

W WWW.STARFLEXEUROPE.COM T 01527 558899


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ppma show<br />

preview<br />

Latest pallet wrapper<br />

Aetna UK will be<br />

launching the<br />

Rotoplat 708PVS pallet<br />

wrapper, the updated version<br />

of the Rotoplat 707PVS.<br />

This latest 08 range features<br />

touchpad control as<br />

previously used in the<br />

Robot S6 series.<br />

The 08 series of machines<br />

have 6 programs with<br />

14 adjustable parameters<br />

that can be preset and<br />

locked (parental control)<br />

to stop unwanted altering<br />

of settings. Each program<br />

can have a title typed in<br />

so the operator can easily<br />

choose the correct wrap<br />

cycle and then press start.<br />

The PVS film carriage can<br />

be adjusted from 100 to<br />

400% stretch in 10%<br />

increments so that any film<br />

can be used to its optimum<br />

levels and achieve the best<br />

pallet stability at the most<br />

economical cost.<br />

With four tensions<br />

available in any of the<br />

standard programs (bottom,<br />

up top and down) even the<br />

most awkward of pallets can<br />

be wrapped securely,<br />

says Aetna.<br />

The company will<br />

also be showing the<br />

Ecoplat FRD pallet wrapper<br />

which is described<br />

as the most<br />

versatile<br />

of its<br />

standard<br />

stretch<br />

machines. Available<br />

at a competitive<br />

price, this FRD<br />

version in the Rotoplat<br />

range comes with a three<br />

year warranty.<br />

Stand J60<br />

www.aetna.co.uk<br />

New carton feeder makes UK debut<br />

Open Date<br />

Equipment will<br />

show a new carton feeder -<br />

called the MC810 – which will<br />

be making its UK debut.<br />

Now in its fortieth year of<br />

trading, the company will also<br />

demonstrate its expertise in<br />

coding, marking and hot foil<br />

printing solutions including<br />

traversing, reel to reel and<br />

carton feeding systems.<br />

A selection of its wide range<br />

of intermittent and continuous<br />

motion thermal transfer<br />

printers along with class<br />

leading hot foil printers will<br />

be on display as well as<br />

The Rotoplat<br />

708PVS pallet<br />

wrapper will<br />

be on show<br />

competitively priced thermal<br />

ink jet machines.<br />

Examples of its range of<br />

coding consumables for use<br />

on a wide range of coding<br />

and marking equipment will<br />

also be available.<br />

Stand A51<br />

www.opendate.co.uk<br />

Process prowess<br />

is demonstrated<br />

A range of<br />

thermal<br />

processing solutions will<br />

be presented by Holmach.<br />

Roboqbo, the Italian<br />

manufacturer of Cut-Cook-<br />

Cool vessels, will be on stand<br />

to demonstrate a wide range<br />

of recipes in a small batch or<br />

NPD work size 15 litre vessel.<br />

Capable of chopping, mixing,<br />

homogenising, cooking and<br />

cooling in one cycle, these<br />

versatile vessels are fully<br />

scalable, clean-in-place and<br />

can come with a range of<br />

attachments for different<br />

applications.<br />

Two Terlet cooking vessels<br />

will also be on the stand<br />

including a Culimaster 250l<br />

cooking vessel for particulate<br />

sauces alongside a<br />

Terlotherm scraped surface<br />

heat exchanger for heating<br />

or cooling viscous liquids.<br />

A pilot retort from<br />

Holmach’s oldest principal<br />

Lagarde Autoclaves will<br />

be on display, used for<br />

NPD work in pasteurising<br />

a wide range of ambient<br />

and chilled foods as well as a<br />

CLF 4 capper from Mengibar.<br />

Stand C30<br />

www.holmach.co.uk<br />

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Vast experience in supplying all types of tray / crate washing systems from 50 to 3000 crates per hour<br />

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IWM also produce<br />

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and tote washers<br />

See us at PPMA Stand C70<br />

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ppma show<br />

preview<br />

Units offer stick<br />

pack styles<br />

Springvale<br />

Equipment will<br />

bring together stick pack<br />

solutions from Mespack and<br />

Langen Packaging Group.<br />

Stick pack options on show<br />

The MS600 compact stick<br />

pack machine from Mespack<br />

has new servo drive<br />

technology (on request),<br />

a hygienic design and can<br />

be supplied with augers,<br />

volumetric systems and<br />

flowmeters making it ideal for<br />

liquids and free or non-free<br />

flowing products reaching<br />

an output of up to 75 strokes<br />

a minute.<br />

Langen’s recently launched<br />

Marin hygienic intermittent<br />

motion cartoner is especially<br />

suitable behind a single<br />

sachet, stick pack or pouch<br />

making machine. Using<br />

a bomb-bay feed for sticks,<br />

it is capable of handling up<br />

to 600 sticks a minute.<br />

Stand F40<br />

www.springvaleltd.co.uk<br />

Range of solutions for<br />

improving efficiencies<br />

Ambassador<br />

Antalis will<br />

present its new Masterline<br />

ePacker and showcase the<br />

latest addition to the Lantech<br />

stretch wrap systems. Visitors<br />

will see how its wide range of<br />

packaging solutions can<br />

improve businesses efficiency,<br />

and with the right investment,<br />

improve logistics costs and<br />

reduce wastage.<br />

The latest Lantech Q300XT<br />

stretch wrap system follows<br />

the popular Q-300 model but<br />

with added automation,<br />

allowing for the patented Cut<br />

and Clamp to automatically<br />

capture stretch film and cut<br />

it at the end of the wrap cycle.<br />

With no scheduled<br />

preventative maintenance<br />

required, the Q300XT can<br />

save up to two minutes of<br />

forklift driver’s time per load<br />

and offers the lowest cost<br />

of wrapping loads while<br />

providing maximum load<br />

containment and efficiency.<br />

The new Masterline<br />

ePacker will also be on show.<br />

A table-top air cushion<br />

machine weighing only 6kg,<br />

five different types<br />

of air cushions can<br />

be processed<br />

to meet all<br />

protective<br />

packaging<br />

needs.<br />

Also on<br />

display<br />

from the<br />

Masterline range<br />

will be the 410T<br />

strapping machine and the<br />

320 case sealer. The 410T is<br />

an easy-to-use semi automatic<br />

table strapping machine,<br />

designed for the sealing of<br />

shipping packages, strapping<br />

of cardboard boxes and<br />

bailing. Its advantages include<br />

a simple reel swap, manual<br />

adjustable strap tensioning,<br />

a quiet sealing head<br />

and mobility for flexible<br />

applications. Simple<br />

installation and operation<br />

is also offered.<br />

The 320 case sealer<br />

provides automatic closing of<br />

boxes on the top and bottom<br />

with tape and is suitable for<br />

use in various industries. The<br />

company says its adjustment<br />

Five types of air<br />

cushions can<br />

be processed<br />

for various case sizes<br />

and adjustable tape<br />

tension/pressure/knife<br />

is effortless on this unit.<br />

Void fill solutions will be<br />

represented by WrapPak -<br />

the paper packaging converter<br />

that gives excellent protection<br />

and securely wraps products<br />

and provides lining or<br />

separation functionality.<br />

WrapPak produces<br />

PaperWrap pads in exact<br />

lengths rather than 12in<br />

perforations, therefore<br />

reducing waste and costs,<br />

at a speed of 18in a second.<br />

Stand B82<br />

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Exciting<br />

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FPGA<br />

ISG Allegro – high<br />

framerate USB3 Vision<br />

CMOS camera with FPGA<br />

Turnpike Road Industrial Estate<br />

Newbury • Berkshire • RG14 2NS<br />

Tel: 01635 30345<br />

Fax No: 01635 32630<br />

Email: sales@alrad.co.uk<br />

www.alrad.co.uk<br />

ppma show<br />

Celebrating golden years<br />

of checkweighing change<br />

Anritsu Industrial<br />

Solutions will be<br />

celebrating fifty years of<br />

checkweighing development<br />

at this year’s show.<br />

The company first launched<br />

its checkweighing system, the<br />

K501 (pictured alongside the<br />

current model), to the<br />

Japanese market in 1964<br />

which went on to help<br />

revolutionise in line weight<br />

control in Japan at the time.<br />

Over 60,000 checkweighers<br />

have now been sold worldwide.<br />

All of this experience and<br />

expertise is combined in the<br />

current SSV generation which<br />

will be demonstrated at the<br />

show. It is available as a<br />

general purpose, economic<br />

checkweigher, as an IP66<br />

variant for washdown areas<br />

and also with the latest high<br />

sensitivity Anritsu weighing<br />

technology for applications<br />

requiring high accuracy<br />

and will also be available for<br />

demonstration.<br />

Stand F71<br />

www.anritsu-industry.com<br />

Code and mark with flexibility<br />

Allen Coding will<br />

be showing a<br />

wide range of high performance<br />

marking and coding systems,<br />

including its XL-Series of low<br />

cost thermal transfer coders for<br />

emerging markets and entry<br />

level variable print applications.<br />

The automatic ARF-1 feeder is<br />

capable of handling cartons or<br />

sleeves up to a maximum of<br />

375 x 400mm and will be<br />

featured on stand with the<br />

popular Hitachi RX-S<br />

continuous ink jet coder.<br />

Other equipment on display<br />

is set to include the ICON laser<br />

coder and NGT2+ thermal<br />

transfer printer.<br />

Allen says its XL-Series does<br />

not compromise on print or<br />

system quality despite being up<br />

to 40% less expensive than<br />

preview<br />

weighing or high production<br />

speeds. All models are<br />

available in conjunction with<br />

Anritsu duw or duw-h metal<br />

detection heads for a compact<br />

metal detection and<br />

checkweighing<br />

combination solution.<br />

“Our focus is not<br />

only on weighing<br />

technology but also<br />

on high performance<br />

foreign body<br />

detection with<br />

the KD74 series<br />

x-ray inspection<br />

systems and duw<br />

series metal<br />

detectors,” explains Glen<br />

Oxborough, sales manager at<br />

Antritsu. The KD74 series HD<br />

x-ray inspection system is<br />

capable of detecting metals<br />

down to 0.5mm diameter<br />

across a wide range of<br />

product types including 500 –<br />

1000g ready meals in foil trays<br />

The XL-Series from Allen Coding<br />

provides Unicode performance<br />

other thermal transfer systems.<br />

As well as a two component,<br />

space saving design, the<br />

XL-Series offers several new<br />

features including the iView<br />

colour touch screen with<br />

simple-to-use graphical user<br />

interface and the multitasking<br />

a:touch module for convenient<br />

multi-printer operation, Ethernet<br />

and USB connectivity, and duel<br />

processors (one for<br />

Anritsu’s original K501 model<br />

alongside its latest SSV<br />

generation checkweigher that<br />

will be exhibited<br />

communication and one for<br />

printing) to ensure high speed<br />

performance.<br />

The iView touch screen can<br />

be configured in English,<br />

German, Spanish, Portuguese,<br />

French, Italian, Swedish,<br />

Russian, Korean and Arabic.<br />

Additional user-interface<br />

languages are regularly added<br />

and specific languages can be<br />

included on request.<br />

Developed as an ideal first<br />

introduction to laser technology,<br />

the ICON laser system is easy<br />

to use, fast and priced<br />

competitively with ink jet<br />

printers while the high speed<br />

NGT2+ is the latest addition to<br />

Allen Coding’s range of NGT<br />

thermal transfer coders.<br />

Stand A01<br />

www.allencoding.com<br />

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Applies tamper evident labels to each end of a wide range<br />

of pharmaceutical cartons<br />

Small cartons handled with no problems<br />

Speed up to 300 cartons per minute<br />

Serialisation codes printed and verified<br />

Option for Vignette/Bolino label applicators<br />

Full validation package available<br />

THE<br />

HERMA<br />

362 TE<br />

LABELLING MACHINE<br />

HERMA UK Ltd<br />

The Hollands Centre, Hollands Road , Haverhill, Suffolk. CB9 8PR<br />

T +44 (0) 1440 763366<br />

F +44 (0) 1440 706834<br />

E sales@herma.co.uk<br />

W www.herma-labellingmachines.co.uk<br />

See us at PPMA Stand F12<br />

15:17<br />

KLIKLOK UNVEILS NEW “ELITE” WRAPAROUND<br />

CARTONING MACHINE AT PPMA <strong>2014</strong> – STAND E32<br />

• Improved carton/<br />

product control<br />

•Shorter change­overs<br />

•Operator access from<br />

both sides<br />

•Servo driven system<br />

•Modular infeed<br />

opons<br />

Tel: 01275 836131 www.kliklok­int.com<br />

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ppma show<br />

preview<br />

Automating<br />

made simple<br />

B&R's process control system - APROL - allows standard components<br />

to be constructed into high availability systems at four different levels:<br />

Fieldbus networks, controllers, runtime servers and operator stations<br />

The main<br />

themes of B&R’s<br />

stand this year are maximising<br />

scalability, minimising<br />

response time and efficient<br />

plant control. The company<br />

has also selected the<br />

exhibition for the official<br />

launch of its process control<br />

system called APROL.<br />

This scalable system is<br />

ideal for all applications from<br />

small laboratory automation<br />

systems to large scale plants.<br />

APROL ensures the highest<br />

level of machine and system<br />

productivity while providing<br />

flexibility for product<br />

changeovers. Sharing the<br />

spotlight will be EnMon<br />

energy monitoring and<br />

ConMon condition monitoring<br />

solution packages from<br />

APROL, both of which are<br />

the perfect choice for use<br />

in factory automation, says<br />

the company.<br />

With APROL, machine<br />

manufacturers cannot only<br />

expand their core<br />

competencies, but also offer<br />

factory owners and<br />

operators the resulting<br />

added value.<br />

With Scalability+, B&R has<br />

a new approach that allows<br />

machine builders to perfectly<br />

tailor an automation solution<br />

directly to the needs of a<br />

specific machine. “It allows<br />

you to select a hardware and<br />

software solution that best fits<br />

your automation needs –<br />

all without being forced to<br />

enter into any kind of<br />

commitment,” says general<br />

manager of B&R UK Simon<br />

Goodwin. “If it becomes<br />

obvious during development<br />

that the components or<br />

solutions need to be scaled<br />

up or down, this can be done<br />

at any time without losing<br />

a single bit of the work that<br />

has already been done.”<br />

Also on show will be a new<br />

series of compact controllers<br />

and demonstrations of<br />

reaction, technology that<br />

reduces cycle times.<br />

Stand B22<br />

www.br-automation.com<br />

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01/08/<strong>2014</strong> 08:44<br />

06:53


ppma show<br />

Robots work<br />

with benefits<br />

Demonstrating<br />

compatibility<br />

and flexibility Kawasaki<br />

Robotics UK and TM<br />

Robotics (Toshiba Machine)<br />

join forces to illustrate the<br />

straightforward integration<br />

and compatibility of their<br />

products into a single<br />

packaging system.<br />

Kawasaki Robotics is<br />

known for its handling robots<br />

while Toshiba Machine’s<br />

focus on Scara Arms has<br />

earned a reputation for<br />

simplicity of operation and<br />

integration together with<br />

high efficiency. Both have<br />

worked together for many<br />

years providing customers<br />

across industry sectors with<br />

optimum solutions for high<br />

speed handling, packaging<br />

and palletising.<br />

A Toshiba Machine<br />

TH450A, Scara<br />

configuration, will pick<br />

randomly placed poker chips<br />

from a moving conveyor and<br />

place them accurately onto a<br />

tray. Picking the tray up and<br />

returning the chips randomly<br />

onto the conveyor will be a<br />

Kawasaki RS05N six<br />

axes robot.<br />

Both robots demonstrated<br />

have maximum payload<br />

capacities of 5kg and are<br />

capable of high speed<br />

operation. The Kawasaki<br />

RS05N has a maximum<br />

linear speed of 9.1 metres<br />

a second and the TH450A<br />

7.33m/s while the TH450A<br />

is equipped with oversized<br />

servo motors to manage the<br />

continuous high-duty cycles<br />

typical of packaging<br />

operations.<br />

Stand D81<br />

www.kawasakirobot.co.uk<br />

www.tmrobotics.co.uk<br />

preview<br />

Hygiene benchmarks set<br />

by redesigned weighers<br />

Multipond will<br />

demonstrate its<br />

J-Generation of weighers for<br />

the first time in the UK while<br />

also debuting a combination<br />

weigher that is designed to<br />

set hygiene benchmarks in<br />

the industry worldwide.<br />

Representing a complete<br />

overhaul of its range, the<br />

entire structural design, from<br />

the frame to the monitor<br />

holder to the hopper of the<br />

J-Generation has been<br />

revamped and redeveloped<br />

and now meets the toughest<br />

hygiene regulations<br />

worldwide. And this new<br />

weigher generation is simple<br />

to clean as it has no double<br />

surfaces, gaps, dead space or<br />

cavities.<br />

All weigh cells in the new<br />

weigher generation include a<br />

patented, magnetic fieldcontrolled<br />

impact pulse<br />

reduction mechanism called<br />

‘MAGiiR’. This reduces the<br />

measured value recording time<br />

by up to 30%, thereby providing<br />

more hoppers for the<br />

combination function.<br />

In conjunction with the now<br />

established, adaptive filters,<br />

measured value recording<br />

times are reduced by up to 60%.<br />

As a result, weigher<br />

systems with fewer heads can<br />

be used and higher cycle<br />

rates can be achieved, says<br />

the company.<br />

A complete control and<br />

operating unit called ‘BDE-14’<br />

is designed to make it simpler<br />

to operate and its design<br />

means training time for<br />

operators is reduced.<br />

Stand D12<br />

www.multipond.com<br />

Flexible case sealing is speedy<br />

Endoline<br />

Machinery will<br />

address the need for packing<br />

speed and flexibility with the<br />

launch of its latest SMART<br />

machines – including the UK<br />

debut of the 744 fully<br />

automatic random case<br />

sealer, believed to be the<br />

fastest of its type in the world.<br />

Endoline’s latest SMART<br />

systems are able to deal with<br />

Boxes of various sizes can move through the 744 random case taper<br />

from Endoline Machinery at up to 30 cases a minute<br />

Multipond will demonstrate its J-Generation of weighers at the show<br />

random case sizes, require<br />

less manual adjustment, and<br />

the ability to report back<br />

information to monitor<br />

productivity rates. These<br />

systems can adjust<br />

automatically for different case<br />

sizes on the production line<br />

which allows customers to<br />

pack a range of different case<br />

sizes to meet retailer<br />

demands who are broadening<br />

their consumer offering - from<br />

singular packs and smaller<br />

refill packs to multiboxes of<br />

products for bulk purchase<br />

boxes. Random sized boxes<br />

can also be fed into one line.<br />

The Endoline 744 Fully<br />

Automatic Random Case<br />

Sealer is up to 50% faster<br />

than current case sealing<br />

equipment, capable of sealing<br />

random sized cases at a<br />

speed of 30 per minute –<br />

achievable through the use<br />

of high reliability servo drives.<br />

To handle the high volume at<br />

speed, a barcode reader has<br />

been integrated at the<br />

collation stage of the 744 to<br />

instantly read each box as it<br />

comes through and the<br />

sealing head adjusts itself<br />

accordingly.<br />

Stand D30<br />

www.endoline.co.uk<br />

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ppma show<br />

preview<br />

Operating with safe handling<br />

Supplier of<br />

components and<br />

machinery for the converting,<br />

packaging and printing<br />

industries Jarshire says that<br />

the focus of its stand is<br />

operator safety, ease of<br />

handling and waste reduction.<br />

A safe working environment<br />

is essential to modern<br />

production lines and<br />

addressing this is a slitter<br />

process simulator, utilising the<br />

‘Lift Assist’ from Dotec. The<br />

Lift Assist range includes<br />

rotary action roll handlers<br />

(horizontal to vertical and<br />

reverse) and single action<br />

versions (horizontal or<br />

vertical), both types having<br />

a capacity of 50 – 250kg.<br />

Additionally, the range<br />

includes anti-telescoping<br />

solutions for label rolls and<br />

mobile rotary action units - the<br />

latter designed for use in<br />

restricted areas where there is<br />

no room for rail or jib cranes.<br />

now be back in the production<br />

stream within minutes, says<br />

the company.<br />

Process speeds can benefit<br />

from lightweight airshafts from<br />

Svecom that are produced<br />

from aircraft-grade aluminium.<br />

The low weight of the shaft<br />

Visit JBT at PPMA<br />

G53 - NEC Birmingham<br />

body allows easy and safe<br />

manual handling, resulting in<br />

efficient insertion and<br />

withdrawal of the shaft from<br />

the reels thereby increasing<br />

production through quicker<br />

reel changes.<br />

Also featuring on the stand<br />

is the IPS V606 vertical baler<br />

that handles cardboard, paper<br />

and plastics, while information<br />

will also be available on the<br />

horizontal balers for heavy<br />

duty applications.<br />

Stand D104<br />

www.jarshire.co.uk<br />

System Leasing<br />

Available<br />

End of Line Automation<br />

with Automatic Guided Vehicles<br />

The Lift Assist range from Dotec<br />

In terms of waste reduction,<br />

Jarshire’s Reelsaver will<br />

restore 3, 6 and 8in ID cores<br />

on old or damaged reel stock<br />

with the flick of a switch,<br />

allowing customers to make<br />

big savings. Packaging<br />

material that once had to be<br />

put aside because of damage<br />

to cores sustained during<br />

transit or on-site handling can<br />

www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Increasing productivity for customers. That’s what JBT’s automatic guided<br />

vehicle (AGV) systems deliver. Whether it’s manufacturing, warehousing or<br />

distribution, routine material movement consumes valuable labour resources.<br />

Automating those routine movements increases productivity and safety.<br />

JBT Corporation is the only AGV supplier with a global presence and<br />

manufacturing in Britain. We have the knowledge, experience and technology<br />

to solve the most challenging applications. And deliver a fully integrated AGV<br />

system that exceeds return on investment (ROI) goals.<br />

www.jbtc-agv.com<br />

+44 116 264 2250<br />

uksgvsales@jbtc.com


vision<br />

New GigE 3D<br />

The latest 3D stereo camera<br />

in the Ensenso range from<br />

IDS features a gigabit Ethernet<br />

interface and integrated<br />

texture protection. Equipped<br />

with two high resolution<br />

1.3 megapixel CMOS<br />

sensors, the new N20<br />

camera provides a wider field<br />

of view allowing imaging of<br />

larger volumes and for working<br />

distances of up to 3 metres.<br />

A more powerful projector<br />

with blue LEDs together with<br />

the high resolution of the<br />

sensors provides a much<br />

greater level of detail and<br />

precise 3D data, even with<br />

difficult surfaces, says IDS.<br />

0118 970 1704<br />

www.ids-imaging.com<br />

Vision lighting<br />

Alrad Imaging is offering<br />

several new products from<br />

machine vision illumination<br />

specialists DCM Sistemes.<br />

The BKM customisable<br />

backlight composed by<br />

increments of 50mm in any<br />

of its sides is new, as is the<br />

high power LEDs projector<br />

specially designed to illuminate<br />

big areas with small lights due<br />

to its angle of emission.<br />

Finally comes a new colour<br />

test lamp that allows users to<br />

check which wavelength is<br />

the most suitable for any<br />

vision application.<br />

01635 30345<br />

www.alrad.co.uk<br />

Compact smart camera<br />

is speedy vision option<br />

Cognex has launched the<br />

high-acquisition speed<br />

In-Sight Micro 1500, a<br />

compact, smart camera vision<br />

system that achieves acquisition<br />

speeds greater than 200<br />

frames per second (fps).<br />

The In-Sight Micro 1500 is<br />

capable of performing up to<br />

400 inspections per second<br />

with 640 x 240 resolution. The<br />

new product also allows users<br />

to select resolution options for<br />

up to 200 inspections per<br />

second at 640 x 480 resolution<br />

and up to 150 inspections per<br />

second at 800 x 600.<br />

“The In-Sight Micro 1500<br />

The In-Sight Micro 1500 is ideal<br />

for mounting in tight spaces<br />

combines fast acquisition<br />

speeds with high power<br />

processing to carry out<br />

inspection tasks on every<br />

item, on even the fastest<br />

production lines,” says Joerg<br />

Kuechen, vice president and<br />

business unit manager, vision<br />

products. “This allows food,<br />

beverage and consumer<br />

products manufacturers to<br />

distribute inspection at<br />

critical points along very<br />

high-throughput production<br />

lines to improve product<br />

quality and reduce costs.”<br />

In-Sight Micro packs a<br />

complete vision system into<br />

a small package that<br />

measures just 30 x 30 x 60mm,<br />

which makes it ideal for<br />

mounting in very tight spaces<br />

on robots, production lines<br />

and machinery.<br />

01327 856040<br />

www.cognex.com<br />

Coping with extended temperatures<br />

In some applications, industrial<br />

cameras able to provide<br />

excellent images outside<br />

conventional temperature<br />

ranges make the difference to<br />

the viability of a vision solution<br />

and Stemmer Imaging has a<br />

range of cameras and<br />

accessories in its portfolio<br />

which are capable of handling<br />

temperatures outside the<br />

conventional ranges.<br />

Manufacturers of cameras<br />

such as Teledyne DALSA, AVT<br />

and JAI have responded to<br />

this problem and developed<br />

special cameras which can<br />

JAI has developed special temperature tolerant cameras<br />

operate at higher temperatures<br />

and many that can also<br />

operate at lower temperatures<br />

to cover harsh outdoor<br />

conditions. With a range of<br />

camera performances, and<br />

temperature tolerances<br />

ranging from as low as<br />

-45 degC to as high as<br />

70 degC, the most appropriate<br />

camera can be selected for<br />

the application.<br />

01252 780000<br />

www.stemmer-imaging.co.uk<br />

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vision<br />

Health and safety is guaranteed On-pack reads<br />

Industrial Vision Systems (IVS)<br />

has been accredited by<br />

Safecontractor, a third party<br />

scheme that recognises high<br />

standards in health and safety<br />

management among<br />

contractors and suppliers.<br />

The Safecontractor scheme<br />

is applicable to most sectors<br />

although it is particularly<br />

relevant to automotive,<br />

pharmaceutical and food<br />

manufacture, all of which are<br />

big users of contracted<br />

services. IVS underwent a<br />

vetting process which<br />

examined health and safety<br />

procedures and its track record<br />

for safe practice.<br />

Only companies meeting the<br />

standard are included on a<br />

database which is accessible<br />

to registered users only via a<br />

website. Client organisations<br />

who sign up to the scheme can<br />

access the database, enabling<br />

them to vet potential<br />

IVS has been accredited by the Safecontractor scheme<br />

contractors before they get on<br />

any manufacturing site.<br />

“More companies need to<br />

understand the importance of<br />

adopting good risk<br />

management in the way that<br />

IVS has done,” says John<br />

Kinge, technical director of<br />

Safecontractor. “Major<br />

automotive, pharmaceutical<br />

and food organisations simply<br />

cannot afford to run the risk of<br />

employing contractors who are<br />

not able to prove that they<br />

have sound health and safety<br />

policies in place.”<br />

01865 823322<br />

www.industrialvision.co.uk<br />

now possible<br />

Sick is launching and Optical<br />

Character Recognition (OCR)<br />

version of its Lector 620<br />

scanner for packaging<br />

applications, making combined<br />

alpha numeric character and<br />

barcode reading, quality<br />

checking and matching a<br />

faster, simpler and more<br />

reliable operation than was<br />

previously possible.<br />

The new Lector 620 OCR<br />

combines optical character<br />

reading, optical character<br />

verification, 2D and barcoding<br />

reading in a single device.<br />

This reading capability is<br />

delivered in a compact,<br />

competitively-priced sensor.<br />

With swivel-connector<br />

mounting, installation is quick<br />

thanks to the scanner’s aiming<br />

laser, focus adjustment, and<br />

auto setup.<br />

01727 831121<br />

www.sick.co.uk


labelling, coding & marking<br />

Balancing traditional values<br />

O<br />

When confectionery<br />

manufacturer Joseph Dobson<br />

& Sons was looking to address<br />

the latest coding and marking<br />

requirements for its range of<br />

traditional products, it turned to<br />

Domino to help keep its boiled<br />

sweets, lollipops and panned<br />

confectionery range up to date.<br />

The family-owned business<br />

has worked hard over the<br />

years to preserve its original<br />

values and traditional sweet<br />

recipes while constantly<br />

adapting to the demands of<br />

the modern world, including<br />

the need for greater coding<br />

and identification of its<br />

products. This has seen the<br />

company invest in a range of<br />

technologies from Domino,<br />

including four V-Series thermal<br />

transfer overlay (TTO)<br />

solutions, two G-Series i-Tech<br />

thermal ink jet (TIJ) printers,<br />

as well as one of Domino’s<br />

A-series ink jet coders.<br />

“Working with Domino and<br />

its range of coding<br />

technologies has really helped<br />

us to grow as a business,”<br />

Domino has aided company growth<br />

Joseph Dobson & Sons has two G-Series thermal ink jet printers<br />

says owner and managing Domino, initially trialling its<br />

director Stephen Walshaw, V120i TTO printer, but soon<br />

who along with his wife decided to increase its<br />

Miriam, has helped to<br />

investment to three additional<br />

spearhead a successful V220i models. The V-Series<br />

expansion of the company TTO printers are installed on a<br />

over the last few years. series of high speed, multiform<br />

For Joseph Dobson & Sons,<br />

coding has become a key part<br />

of its production process, which<br />

was originally being handled<br />

manually using another brand<br />

of ink jet printer. “Using the<br />

previous system was a very<br />

slow and messy process;<br />

if you didn’t get the tubes<br />

aligned on the old printer, you’d<br />

end up with ink spray<br />

everywhere,” confides<br />

Walshaw. “We needed<br />

technology that would fit into feeding and sealing lines which<br />

our new automated packing print sell by dates and batch<br />

and bagging lines and most codes onto the bagged sweets.<br />

importantly, print clear sell by “The V-Series printers can<br />

and batch codes without easily cope with our high<br />

interfering with production production speeds while<br />

output.”<br />

producing extremely high<br />

The company turned to quality, clearly defined print,”<br />

says Walshaw. “In addition,<br />

the economy mode on the<br />

ribbon drive enables us to use<br />

every millimetre of film,<br />

eliminating wastage and<br />

significantly reducing our<br />

consumables costs.”<br />

Adding to its portfolio of<br />

Domino technology, the<br />

company also has two<br />

G-Series thermal ink jet<br />

printers integrated into its<br />

Rotech friction feeders for<br />

coding onto the primary<br />

carton packaging of its brand<br />

of throat lozenges.<br />

The company has also<br />

replaced its old ink jet printer<br />

with Domino’s A-Series ink jet<br />

solution to work with its hand<br />

packed sweets. “It’s a far cry<br />

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from the unreliable, messy<br />

product it replaced and my<br />

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“It’s easy to use, clean,<br />

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Fox’s Biscuits has replaced<br />

old, costly and messy case<br />

coders by installing<br />

fourteen TJ500 thermal jet<br />

printers from Allen Coding<br />

at its West Yorkshire plant.<br />

The model was chosen for<br />

its clean operation, low<br />

maintenance, minimal<br />

operator involvement and<br />

consistent print quality.<br />

The printers are applying<br />

a variety of date formats,<br />

such as self-calculating<br />

time Julian and calendar<br />

date codes, onto both outer<br />

cases and primary product<br />

cartons. The units, which<br />

are primarily fitted to<br />

Endoline case sealers in<br />

this instance, are operating<br />

at speeds up to 20 packs a<br />

minute on the case code<br />

application and 120 a minute<br />

on the primary packs.<br />

“The TJ500 thermal jet<br />

printers provided the high<br />

levels of cleanliness and<br />

hygiene required by food<br />

labelling, coding & marking<br />

Thermal printers bring<br />

clean gains for biscuits<br />

Fourteen TJ500 thermal jet printers have been installed<br />

manufacturers,” explains<br />

Stephen Hannan, print<br />

manager at Fox’s Biscuits.<br />

“Every time we replace an<br />

ink cartridge a new print<br />

head is fitted which helps<br />

us maintain optimum print<br />

quality.<br />

Hannan also says the<br />

ability to automatically<br />

update date fields with<br />

minimal operator input once<br />

the format has been<br />

designed and loaded was a<br />

big plus in the decision as it<br />

ensures date integrity by<br />

eliminating the risk of the<br />

wrong information being<br />

input.<br />

Allen Coding installed the<br />

first TJ500 printer but the<br />

following 13 systems were<br />

fitted by Fox’s Biscuits’<br />

engineers following training.<br />

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The new 7510 marking<br />

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components<br />

Upgrading<br />

with ease<br />

When Encore Envelopes<br />

was made aware by Bosch<br />

Rexroth that its production<br />

line was at risk due to<br />

spares becoming obsolete, it<br />

was imperative that a<br />

strategy be put in place that<br />

would minimise machinery<br />

downtime and potential lost<br />

earnings due to the<br />

shrinking nature of the<br />

envelope market.<br />

Control panel after retrofit<br />

To minimise machinery<br />

downtime, a strategy was put<br />

in place to allow Encore<br />

Envelopes to retrofit a<br />

significant number of its<br />

envelope production lines<br />

with new drive technology.<br />

The Rexroth IndraDrive was<br />

selected for its versatility,<br />

compactness and multiprotocol<br />

support offering.<br />

“Taking Bosch Rexroth’s<br />

advice on board, I took one of<br />

the units out of production<br />

and, upon receipt of the<br />

IndraDrive system, upgraded<br />

the machine,” explains David<br />

English, electrical<br />

engineering manager at<br />

Encore Envelopes. “Not only<br />

did this give me a machine<br />

with better operating<br />

capabilities, it also freed up<br />

spare parts for the remaining<br />

units, boosting our stock<br />

levels which were critical.<br />

Due to the success of the<br />

initial refurbishment, Encore<br />

has now finished the<br />

upgrade of its second<br />

machine and plans are in<br />

place to refurbish the<br />

remaining fleet over the<br />

coming months.<br />

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www.boschrexroth.co.uk<br />

Safety gate system<br />

has safe efficiency<br />

Pilz is launching the<br />

PSENsgate 2 safety gate all in<br />

one system which, compared<br />

with the original PSENsgate<br />

that it is replacing, is more<br />

rugged, consumes less power,<br />

is easier to install, and the<br />

cover for the emergency<br />

release is now hinged instead<br />

of being tethered by a short<br />

wire. But says Pilz, despite the<br />

much-improved specification,<br />

the PSENsgate 2 costs no<br />

more than its predecessor.<br />

The new system combines<br />

safety gate monitoring<br />

(for prevention of unexpected<br />

startup), safe guard locking (to<br />

prevent access while hazards<br />

are present), various control<br />

elements, an emergency stop<br />

pushbutton (E-stop) and<br />

escape release (for personnel<br />

who become trapped in the<br />

hazardous area) up to the<br />

highest category PL e as per<br />

EN ISO 13849-1 (BS EN ISO<br />

13849-1 in the UK).<br />

The over-dimensioned bolt<br />

(or tongue) that forms part of<br />

the handle locking mechanism<br />

is a hybrid heavy duty metallic<br />

bolt with an associated RFID<br />

coded element that<br />

communicates with the<br />

bi-stable locking shot-bolt in<br />

the switch body; in the unlikely<br />

event of the bolt breaking it<br />

will be detected and safety is<br />

assured to PL e. This also<br />

guarantees the highest<br />

level of protection against<br />

defeat or manipulation,<br />

which is becoming an<br />

increasingly important<br />

topic with the publication of<br />

EN ISO 14119.<br />

Furthermore, the bolt can be<br />

padlocked in the open position<br />

to prevent closure, relocking<br />

and restarting of the machine.<br />

This feature enables workers<br />

Two new measurement modules<br />

B&R is extending the X20 I/O<br />

system to include two<br />

additional modules: a<br />

temperature measurement<br />

module with 4-wire resistance<br />

measurement and an energy<br />

measurement module with four<br />

current inputs for connecting<br />

external transformers with a<br />

333 mV output.<br />

Up to four platinum PT100<br />

temperature sensors that are<br />

compliant with IEC 60751 can<br />

be connected to the<br />

X20ATB312 temperature<br />

The PSENsgate 2 all in one safety gate system offers more benefits<br />

than the original model but does not cost any extra, says Pilz<br />

Precise measurements are<br />

provided by the new X20 products<br />

measurement module using<br />

4-wire connection technology.<br />

Wiring the compact 4-channel<br />

X20 module, which has a<br />

width of only 12.5mm, is done<br />

to safely enter the machine<br />

with their key in the knowledge<br />

that the machine will not be<br />

unexpectedly restarted by<br />

somebody else.<br />

The Pilz PSENsgate 2 is<br />

available with a wide range<br />

of systems and optional<br />

control elements including<br />

pushbuttons, key switches,<br />

illuminated pushbuttons,<br />

section stop, and functions<br />

such as emergency stop or<br />

escape release. A safe and<br />

economical system.<br />

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www.pilz.co.uk<br />

using a X20TB1F 16-pin<br />

terminal block.<br />

The X20AP3161 extends<br />

B&R’s range of energy<br />

measurement modules.<br />

It measures effective,<br />

reactive and apparent power<br />

individually for each of the<br />

3 phases and for all of them<br />

collectively. The power<br />

consumption of each phase<br />

and the total sum is also<br />

recorded.<br />

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components<br />

Drum motor is certified<br />

Interroll’s asynchronous drum<br />

motor (models 113i, 138i, 165i<br />

and 217i) has gained approval<br />

from the US Department of<br />

Agriculture (USDA) for<br />

compliance with the guidelines<br />

for sanitary design and<br />

fabrication of dairy processing<br />

equipment.<br />

The certification is based on<br />

equipment review and an<br />

examination of engineering<br />

drawings, with the participation<br />

of design engineers. The<br />

adoption of certain hygienic<br />

standards at dairy plants helps<br />

the operators to manufacture<br />

safer dairy products. Only dairy<br />

products manufactured,<br />

processed and packaged in a<br />

USDA approved plant may be<br />

graded or inspected and<br />

identified with official USDA<br />

identification.<br />

Interroll has created a<br />

Interroll says its new USDA approved<br />

motor is the most hygienic belt drive<br />

on the market<br />

Through its IP66 certified design, the Interroll drum motor is well<br />

protected against the ingress of water and dust<br />

hygienic conveyor drive to<br />

ensure that food<br />

manufacturers are in<br />

compliance with strict food<br />

safety and material handling<br />

regulations.<br />

Typically, conventional gear<br />

motors are bulky, difficult to<br />

install and most importantly,<br />

non-hygienic and can be<br />

virtually impossible to be<br />

spotlessly cleaned. In<br />

contrast, the Interroll<br />

drum motor is<br />

compact, easy to<br />

install and can be<br />

cleaned and disinfected<br />

regularly using high<br />

pressure water, steam<br />

and chemicals.<br />

This helps dairy and food<br />

product manufacturers achieve<br />

the highest possible hygiene<br />

standards and provides for<br />

the lowest possible levels of<br />

Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli<br />

and other harmful microorganisms<br />

in the production<br />

environment.<br />

“Hygiene is extremely<br />

important to us and that’s<br />

why we rely on the Interroll<br />

drum motor,” says Jeff Evers<br />

of Butterball LLC. Butterball<br />

uses Interroll drum motors in<br />

food production and is one of<br />

the largest global turkey<br />

providers in the world,<br />

exporting over 100 million<br />

pounds of products annually to<br />

more than 50 countries.<br />

“We understand how critical<br />

food safety is in processing<br />

environments,” asserts Tim<br />

McGill, president of Interroll<br />

North and South America.<br />

“Extensive research and<br />

development have been put<br />

into the Interroll drum motor<br />

and our participation in the<br />

voluntary certification process<br />

speaks to the confidence we<br />

have in it,” he says.<br />

Key features of the Interroll<br />

drum motor include:<br />

● USDA Equipment<br />

Acceptance Certificate<br />

issued March 11, <strong>2014</strong><br />

● Approved for models 113i,<br />

138i, 165i, 216i and 217i<br />

● Configured to drive all<br />

modular belting<br />

applications<br />

● Complies with Part 21 CFR<br />

for US Dairy Equipment<br />

Guidelines<br />

● IP66 – protected from dust<br />

and against the effects of<br />

immersion in water to<br />

depth between 15cm and<br />

1 metre<br />

● FDA Rated Vulcanised<br />

Lagging<br />

● Leak escape feature in<br />

shaft.<br />

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egulations<br />

New interlock standard<br />

Safety systems designers have less than eight months to comply with new standards that give more<br />

guidance to machinery builders on how to design and select interlocking devices associated<br />

with guards, explains Paul Laidler<br />

International Standard EN ISO<br />

14119:2013 ‘Safety of<br />

machinery. Interlocking devices<br />

associated with guards.<br />

Principles for design and<br />

selection’ has now been<br />

harmonised to the European<br />

Union’s Machinery Directive<br />

2006/42/EC. This is the first<br />

major re-write of the Standard<br />

since 1995, and April 30 2015 is<br />

the date of cessation of<br />

presumption of conformity for<br />

the superseded standard, giving<br />

safety systems designers less<br />

than eight months to comply.<br />

The Standard aims to tackle<br />

any previously confused areas<br />

within EN 1088, giving guidance<br />

to machinery builders on how to<br />

design and select interlocking<br />

devices associated with guards.<br />

As it has implications for the<br />

design of some guard interlocking<br />

systems, it would be advisable<br />

for machine builders and end<br />

users to become familiar with the<br />

new edition now.<br />

HSE report<br />

Around the same time as this<br />

new Standard was voted upon in<br />

Europe, the Health & Safety<br />

Executive (HSE) issued a report<br />

(‘Identifying the human factors<br />

associated with the defeating of<br />

interlocks on Computer<br />

Numerical Control (CNC)<br />

machines’) which sought a better<br />

understanding of why operatives<br />

defeat interlocks, in order to help<br />

provide better guidance to<br />

inspectors and industry.<br />

The defeating of interlocks has<br />

been identified by HSE as a<br />

common problem across small<br />

and medium sized engineering<br />

enterprises. This is because<br />

some anecdotal evidence<br />

suggests that despite enforcement<br />

action, operatives may continue<br />

to defeat interlocks. In fact,<br />

current research findings cited by<br />

HSE imply that defeating safety<br />

devices is widespread within the<br />

UK engineering industry.<br />

HSE’s experience also<br />

indicates that such practices<br />

often repeat over time within the<br />

same organisations. HSE<br />

therefore hopes that its report<br />

will help to improve compliance<br />

behaviour, and possibly initiate<br />

improvements in machinery<br />

design and manufacture, as well<br />

as machinery procurement by<br />

companies.<br />

Specific guidance<br />

The new EN ISO 14119<br />

standard has a particular focus<br />

on the defeat of guarding<br />

systems, providing specific<br />

guidance on the measures that<br />

should be taken to minimise the<br />

likelihood of a successful defeat<br />

of any interlocking devices, as<br />

well as minimising the incentive<br />

of an operator to defeat them ie<br />

the interlocks do not interfere<br />

with, or slow down<br />

manufacturing operations.<br />

The Standard suggests<br />

several methods that could be<br />

considered, including the<br />

prevention of access to the<br />

interlocking device, stopping<br />

operators using substitute<br />

actuators through coding, and<br />

the integration of defeat<br />

monitoring by cyclic testing.<br />

For example, the Standard<br />

covers coded actuators, which<br />

actuate a position switch using<br />

RFID or magnets, and assigns<br />

levels of coding to minimise<br />

defeat as follows:<br />

● low level covers magnetic<br />

reed switch types and reprogrammable<br />

RFID types<br />

(less than 10 possible codes)<br />

● medium covers trapped key<br />

systems and limited RFID<br />

systems (10 to 1000 codes)<br />

● high level covers uniquely<br />

coded RFID systems<br />

(>1000 codes).<br />

The implication is that it is<br />

increasingly the designers<br />

responsibility to ensure that<br />

interlocked guards can’t be<br />

defeated, which in turn requires<br />

the designer to understand how<br />

the machine will be used at<br />

every stage of its life<br />

(production, maintenance,<br />

setting, cleaning and so on).<br />

EN ISO 14119 applies to<br />

machine builders integrating<br />

interlock systems into new<br />

equipment, as well as the<br />

manufacturers of the interlock<br />

device. While machines<br />

currently in use are not directly<br />

affected, the Standard does<br />

introduce some new requirements<br />

regarding ongoing maintenance.<br />

Interlocks<br />

As the HSE is obviously<br />

concerned with interlocks, it is<br />

good to see that the new<br />

Standard is bringing machinery<br />

requirements up to date by giving<br />

guidance on more modern<br />

technologies. This includes the<br />

use of complex electronic and<br />

programmable solutions that are<br />

now used in interlocking<br />

systems. Such systems, such as<br />

non-contact, un-coded and<br />

coded interlocking types, simply<br />

weren’t available when EN ISO<br />

1088 was first published.<br />

In order to identify any<br />

accumulated faults for those<br />

interlocked guards that are not<br />

opened very often, the Standard<br />

also makes provision for manual<br />

function tests by regular,<br />

manual opening and closing.<br />

The Standard therefore<br />

specifies for different<br />

performance levels. For<br />

example, those interlocking<br />

systems with a PLe require a<br />

monthly test, while PLd only<br />

necessitate an annual test.<br />

The Standard also clarifies<br />

the previously grey area of the<br />

minimum safe distance between<br />

the guard door and the hazard<br />

from which it is affording<br />

protection for the operator. It is<br />

now very clear that interlocked<br />

guards must be installed so that<br />

a person cannot access a<br />

machine hazard before it stops.<br />

ISO 13855 ‘Safety of machinery<br />

- Positioning of safeguards with<br />

respect to the approach speeds<br />

of parts of the human body’,<br />

should be used in order to<br />

calculate the minimum distance.<br />

Not only does EN ISO 14119<br />

give the designer of safety<br />

systems increased responsibility<br />

to prevent the foreseeable and<br />

deliberate defeat of guards by<br />

operators, it also offers the<br />

possible use of a wider range of<br />

interlocking technologies for<br />

guards.<br />

With just eight months until<br />

EN 1088 loses the presumption<br />

of conformity, it is vital that both<br />

machine builders and end-users<br />

take action to become familiar<br />

with and deploy the standard<br />

into their procedures.<br />

Paul Laidler,<br />

business<br />

director for<br />

machinery<br />

safety at TÜV<br />

SÜD Product<br />

Service<br />

For more information:<br />

www.tuvps.co.uk<br />

TÜV SÜD Product Service is<br />

the PPMA’s technical and<br />

legislative partner<br />

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DATES FOR<br />

THE DIARY<br />

11 <strong>September</strong><br />

PPMA Seminar<br />

Machinery Risk Assessment<br />

Carlton Hotel Dublin<br />

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30 Sept – 2 Oct<br />

PPMA Show <strong>2014</strong><br />

NEC, Birmingham<br />

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30 Sept – 2 Oct<br />

PPMA Show <strong>2014</strong><br />

NEC<br />

Birmingham<br />

www.ppmashow.co.uk<br />

30 Sept – 2 Oct<br />

POWTECH <strong>2014</strong><br />

Nuremberg, Germany<br />

www.powtech.de<br />

7 – 10 <strong>October</strong><br />

Tokyo Pack <strong>2014</strong><br />

Big Sight, Tokyo<br />

www.tokyo-pack.jp<br />

16 <strong>October</strong><br />

PPMA Seminar<br />

PUWER<br />

Manchester Marriott Hotel<br />

christine.jordan@ppma.co.uk<br />

2 – 5 November<br />

PACK EXPO<br />

Chicago, USA<br />

www.packexpo.com<br />

6 November<br />

PPMA Seminar<br />

Robotic Safety in<br />

Automation<br />

Carlton Hotel<br />

Dublin<br />

christine.jordan@ppma.co.uk<br />

13 November<br />

ISPE – UK Annual<br />

Conference/Dinner<br />

Hilton Brighton Metropole<br />

www.regonline.co.uk/<br />

ISPEUK<strong>2014</strong><br />

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Emballage <strong>2014</strong><br />

Paris-Nord Villepinte,<br />

France<br />

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Who’s done what and gone where...<br />

SMC Pneumatics<br />

Steve Bangs, managing director<br />

of SMC Pneumatics (UK) has<br />

been appointed a director on the<br />

main board of the Japanese multinational<br />

SMC Corporation with<br />

responsibility for managing<br />

SMC’s European zone. One of<br />

only three non-Japanese directors,<br />

the role recognises Bangs’<br />

contribution to the company<br />

over the past 30 years.<br />

WH Leary<br />

Steve<br />

Bangs<br />

Phillip Godden is now general<br />

manager at the UK subsidiary of<br />

the US-based company following<br />

the recent partnership deal with<br />

Robatech Group. He brings over<br />

15 years of experience to the role.<br />

Barry-Wehmiller<br />

Zhada Malik has been<br />

appointed to the new position of<br />

international talent acquisition<br />

Meech International has<br />

appointed four new members<br />

to its UK team. The positions<br />

cover a range of roles that will<br />

provide additional support in<br />

helping the manufacturer grow<br />

its business by boosting its<br />

sales, production and<br />

marketing efforts.<br />

Darren Marchant steps in<br />

as internal sales and technical<br />

customer service advisor,<br />

Jeremy Spikins joins as<br />

production manager, Susie<br />

Dane fills the role of marketing<br />

assistant and Sue Taylor is the<br />

Zhada<br />

Malik<br />

James<br />

Hosford<br />

specialist, a role created in<br />

response to the organisation’s<br />

rapid growth and expanding<br />

presence in Europe.<br />

tna<br />

James Hosford has been<br />

promoted from European sales<br />

manager to the new position of<br />

European director of sales at tna.<br />

He will be responsible for the<br />

commercial operations in<br />

Europe, Russia & CIS, Israel and<br />

North Africa with an international<br />

sales team operating from both<br />

Germany and the UK.<br />

Framos Electronics<br />

Rob Thomas has joined Framos<br />

Electronics as the UK, Ireland<br />

and Nordic sales manager.<br />

As well as helping to expand the<br />

general industrial and imaging<br />

business, he will be responsible<br />

for developing the Datalogic<br />

product line and systems areas<br />

of the machine vision and<br />

barcode identification market.<br />

Schubert UK<br />

Simon Lowe has been<br />

promoted to project engineer at<br />

Schubert UK, a role that will see<br />

him managing all new machine<br />

projects at the company. He first<br />

joined the company in the service<br />

department ten years’ ago where<br />

he rose to senior service engineer<br />

responsible for the installation and<br />

maintenance of Schubert<br />

machines across the UK.<br />

ABB<br />

Neil Ritchie is the new head of<br />

ABB’s Discrete Automation and<br />

Motion division in the UK<br />

following the retirement of<br />

Chris Withey. Ritchie<br />

previously ran the drives and<br />

controls business having been<br />

with the company in various<br />

roles for 25 years.<br />

Four new members of the team<br />

Left to right: Darren Marchant, Sue Taylor, Susie Dane and Jeremy Spikins<br />

new book keeper.<br />

The new additions will help<br />

Meech maintain high levels of<br />

customer service and, says<br />

Simon<br />

Lowe<br />

Neil<br />

Ritchie<br />

md Ian Cameron, appointing<br />

the best personnel is a<br />

critical part of achieving<br />

growth targets.<br />

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CLASSIFIED<br />

B O O K Y O U R C L A S S I F I E D A D V E R T I S E M E N T : B I L L L A K E - 0 2 0 8 7 7 3 8 1 1 1<br />

Overwrapping<br />

<br />

Shrinkwrapping<br />

<br />

Paper Wrapping<br />

Marden Edwards Limited<br />

2 Nimrod Way, East Dorset Trade Park,<br />

Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7SH, UK<br />

Tel: +44 (0) 1202 861200<br />

Fax: +44 (0) 1202 861400<br />

info@mardenedwards.com<br />

www.mardenedwards.com<br />

Marden Edwards Limited,<br />

<br />

design, manufacture and supply<br />

of a range of<br />

wrapping machines globally.<br />

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A N C I L L A R Y E Q U I P M E N T<br />

INDUCTIVE SENSORS<br />

PIPEWORK / DUCTING<br />

SAFETY COMPONENTS<br />

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking<br />

Lloyds Bank, SME Key Markets Office, 3rd Floor,<br />

12 Cavendish Place, London, W1G 9DJ<br />

07764 625666<br />

David.Atkinson@Lloydsbanking.com<br />

www.lloydsbankbusiness.com<br />

CONVEYORS – BELT<br />

Wire Belt Company Ltd<br />

Castle Rd, Eurolink Industrial Centre, Sittingbourne,<br />

Kent, ME10 3RF. T: 01795 421771<br />

E: sales@wirebelt.co.uk<br />

www.wirebelt.co.uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767<br />

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk<br />

LEVEL SENSORS<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767<br />

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk<br />

LINEAR MOTORS<br />

JACOB (UK) LTD<br />

T: 01694 722841<br />

E: sales@jacob-uk.com<br />

www.jacob-uk.com<br />

PHOTOELECTRIC SENSORS<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767<br />

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk<br />

PNEUMATIC CONTROL<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,<br />

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866<br />

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk<br />

SAFETY LIGHT CURTAINS<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,<br />

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866<br />

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk<br />

CONVEYORS – MOTORISED DRUMS<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northampton, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

E: gbsales@interroll.com www.interroll.co.uk<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Business Centre,<br />

Oaklands Park, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077 F: 0118 977 6728<br />

E: rmaidment@quin.co.uk www.quin.co.uk<br />

MACHINE GUARDING SYSTEMS<br />

JACOB (UK) LTD<br />

T: 01694 722841<br />

E: sales@jacob-uk.com<br />

www.jacob-uk.com<br />

PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767<br />

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk<br />

SERVO CONTROL SYSTEMS<br />

CONVEYORS – ROLLERS<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northampton, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

E: gbsales@interroll.com www.interroll.co.uk<br />

DATA MATRIX READERS<br />

MOTION CONTROL<br />

ROBOT SYSTEMS<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk<br />

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767<br />

Fanuc UK Ltd<br />

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk<br />

ENCODERS<br />

Axelent Ltd<br />

Modular Machine Guarding<br />

Unit 9 County Park, Shrivenham Road,<br />

Swindon, SN1 2NR<br />

T: 01793 523535 F: 01793 432424<br />

E: sales@axelent.co.uk www.axelent.co.uk<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,<br />

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866<br />

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,<br />

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866<br />

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

St Albans Road, Empire Way,<br />

Gloucester GL2 5FW<br />

T: 01452 424 565 F: 01452 423 477<br />

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk<br />

Seven Stars Industrial Estate,<br />

Whitley, Coventry, CV3 4LB<br />

T: 02476 639669<br />

E: uksales@fanuc.eu www.fanuc.eu<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Business Centre,<br />

Oaklands Park, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077 F: 0118 977 6728<br />

E: rmaidment@quin.co.uk www.quin.co.uk<br />

SERVO DRIVES<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Business Centre,<br />

Oaklands Park, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077 F: 0118 977 6728<br />

E: rmaidment@quin.co.uk www.quin.co.uk<br />

SERVO MOTORS<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767<br />

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Business Centre,<br />

Oaklands Park, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077 F: 0118 977 6728<br />

E: rmaidment@quin.co.uk www.quin.co.uk<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Business Centre,<br />

Oaklands Park, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077 F: 0118 977 6728<br />

E: rmaidment@quin.co.uk www.quin.co.uk<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Business Centre,<br />

Oaklands Park, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077 F: 0118 977 6728<br />

E: rmaidment@quin.co.uk www.quin.co.uk<br />

Buyers Guide Advertising<br />

P A C K A G I N G<br />

Only £22 for each advert<br />

A N C I L L A R Y<br />

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PROCESSING EQUIPMENT<br />

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking<br />

Lloyds Bank, SME Key Markets Office, 3rd Floor,<br />

12 Cavendish Place, London, W1G 9DJ<br />

07764 625666<br />

David.Atkinson@Lloydsbanking.com<br />

www.lloydsbankbusiness.com<br />

AUTOCLAVES & STERILIZERS<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098<br />

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk<br />

BAKERY PROCESS EQUIPMENT<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000<br />

E: bpltd@bakerperkinsgroup.com<br />

www.bakerperkinsgroup.com<br />

BAKING<br />

Steck Depositors Limited<br />

Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3LF<br />

T: +44 (0) 1293 873439<br />

E: sales@steckdepositors.com<br />

www.steckdepositors.com<br />

BLENDING<br />

T: 01260 272894<br />

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.com<br />

Multivac House, Rivermead Drive,<br />

Rivermead, Swindon SN5 7UY<br />

T: 01793 425880 F: 01793 616219<br />

E: sales@multivac.co.uk www.multivac.co.uk<br />

BULK PRODUCT<br />

HANDLING SYSTEMS<br />

Coperion K-Tron GB<br />

4 Acorn Business Park, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 1AS<br />

T: 0161 209 4810<br />

E: ckb@coperionktron.com<br />

www@coperionktron.com<br />

JACOB (UK) LTD<br />

T: 01694 722841<br />

E: sales@jacob-uk.com<br />

www.jacob-uk.com<br />

piab<br />

Vacuum Innovation House,<br />

Station Road, East Leake, LE12 6LQ<br />

T: 01509 857010 F: 01509 857011<br />

E: info-uk@piab.com www.piab.com<br />

Riley<br />

Automation Ltd<br />

Foresters Business Park,<br />

Sinfin Lane, Derby, DE23 8AG<br />

T: 01332 275850 F: 01332 275855<br />

E: sales@rileyautomation.com www.rileyautomation.com<br />

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD<br />

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310<br />

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk<br />

COATING<br />

AMP-Rose<br />

Heapham Road North, Gainsborough<br />

Lincs, DN21 1QU<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

E: sales@amp-rose.com www.amp-rose.com<br />

T: 01260 272894<br />

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.com<br />

Valco Melton UK<br />

Hortonwood 32,<br />

Telford TF1 7YN<br />

T: 01952 677911 F: 01952 677945<br />

E: UK@valcomelton.com www.valcomelton.com<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northampton, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

E: gbsales@interroll.com www.interroll.co.uk<br />

Wire Belt Company Ltd<br />

Castle Rd, Eurolink Industrial Centre, Sittingbourne,<br />

Kent, ME10 3RF. T: 01795 421771<br />

E: sales@wirebelt.co.uk<br />

www.wirebelt.co.uk<br />

COOKING KETTLES<br />

Multivac House, Rivermead Drive,<br />

Rivermead, Swindon SN5 7UY<br />

T: 01793 425880 F: 01793 616219<br />

E: sales@multivac.co.uk www.multivac.co.uk<br />

T: 0118 988 3551 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

COSMETIC & TOILETRY<br />

PROCESSING EQUIPMENT<br />

T: 01260 272894<br />

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.com<br />

T: 0118 988 3551 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

DAIRY EQUIPMENT<br />

Yorkshire Packaging Systems Ltd<br />

Woodkirk Freight Terminal, Quarry Lane,<br />

Woodkirk, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 7JJ<br />

T: 01924 441355 F: 01924 440686<br />

E: enquiries@yps.co.uk www.yps.co.uk<br />

DEPOSITORS LIQUIDS/SOLIDS<br />

G Mondini (UK) Ltd<br />

Whitebridge Lane,<br />

Whitebridge Estates, Stone, Staffs ST15 8LY<br />

T: 01785 812512 F: 01785 819512<br />

E: info@gmondini.co.uk www.gmondini.co.uk<br />

Riggs Autopack Ltd<br />

Premier Mill, Brunswick St.,<br />

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU<br />

T: 01282 440040 F: 01282 440041<br />

E: info@autopack.co.uk www.autopack.co.uk<br />

SP Filling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,<br />

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF<br />

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553<br />

E: sales@sp-filling.co.uk www.sp-filling.co.uk<br />

Steck Depositors Limited<br />

Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3LF<br />

T: +44 (0) 1293 873439<br />

E: sales@steckdepositors.com<br />

www.steckdepositors.com<br />

DRUM FILLING<br />

Adelphi Group<br />

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,<br />

West Sussex RH16 1XQ<br />

T: 01444 472300<br />

W: www.adelphi.uk.com<br />

SP Filling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,<br />

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF<br />

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553<br />

E: sales@sp-filling.co.uk www.sp-filling.co.uk<br />

EXTRUSIONS<br />

Multivac House, Rivermead Drive,<br />

Rivermead, Swindon SN5 7UY<br />

T: 01793 425880 F: 01793 616219<br />

E: sales@multivac.co.uk www.multivac.co.uk<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400<br />

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com<br />

FILTRATION EQUIPMENT<br />

Sullivan House, Fenton Way, Laindon,<br />

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK<br />

T: +44 (0)1268 410 666 - F: +44 (0)1268 410 777<br />

E: dh@dhi.co.uk - www.dhi.co.uk<br />

FOOD PROCESSING EQUIPMENT<br />

T: 0118 988 3551 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

BISCUIT PROCESS EQUIPMENT<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000<br />

E: bpltd@bakerperkinsgroup.com<br />

www.bakerperkinsgroup.com<br />

BOWL CHOPPER<br />

Multivac House, Rivermead Drive,<br />

Rivermead, Swindon SN5 7UY<br />

T: 01793 425880 F: 01793 616219<br />

E: sales@multivac.co.uk www.multivac.co.uk<br />

T: 0118 988 3551 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

CONFECTIONERY PROCESS<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000<br />

E: bpltd@bakerperkinsgroup.com<br />

www.bakerperkinsgroup.com<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400<br />

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com<br />

Grote Company<br />

Wrexham Technology Park,<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

E: sales@intl.grotecompany.com<br />

T: 01978 362243 F: 01978 362255<br />

Grunwald UK Ltd<br />

Pattinson House,<br />

East Road, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 7EQ<br />

T: 01529 414999 F: 01529 414421<br />

E: info@grunwald-uk.com www.grunwald-uk.com<br />

Karmelle Ltd<br />

Unit 17, Queens Mill Industrial Estate,<br />

Queens Mill Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3RR<br />

T: 01484 533356<br />

E: Karmelle@gmail.com www.karmelle.com<br />

T: 01260 272894<br />

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.com<br />

Busch (UK) Ltd<br />

Hortonwood 30, Telford,<br />

Shropshire TF1 7YB<br />

T: 01952 677432 F: 01952 677423<br />

E: sales@busch.co.uk www.busch.co.uk<br />

Grote Company<br />

Wrexham Technology Park,<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

E: sales@intl.grotecompany.com<br />

T: 01978 362243 F: 01978 362255<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400<br />

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com<br />

BREAKFAST CEREAL<br />

PROCESS EQUIPMENT<br />

CONVEYORS<br />

DAN-Palletiser A/S<br />

Borgergade 17<br />

DK-4241 Vemmelev, Denmark<br />

T: +45 5838 2193 F: +45 5838 2826<br />

E: sales@dan-palletiser.dk www.dan-palletiser.com<br />

CONVEYORS BELT BANDS<br />

Multivac House, Rivermead Drive,<br />

Rivermead, Swindon SN5 7UY<br />

T: 01793 425880 F: 01793 616219<br />

E: sales@multivac.co.uk www.multivac.co.uk<br />

Raque Food Systems Sales Ltd<br />

Unit 7P Estate Road 6, South Humberside Ind. Est.,<br />

Grimsby, DN31 2TG<br />

T: 01472 239786<br />

E: sales@raque.co.uk www.raque.com<br />

Multivac House, Rivermead Drive,<br />

Rivermead, Swindon SN5 7UY<br />

T: 01793 425880 F: 01793 616219<br />

E: sales@multivac.co.uk www.multivac.co.uk<br />

Raque Food Systems Sales Ltd<br />

Unit 7P Estate Road 6, South Humberside Ind. Est.,<br />

Grimsby, DN31 2TG<br />

T: 01472 239786<br />

E: sales@raque.co.uk www.raque.com<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000<br />

E: bpltd@bakerperkinsgroup.com<br />

www.bakerperkinsgroup.com<br />

DAN-Palletiser A/S<br />

Borgergade 17<br />

DK-4241 Vemmelev, Denmark<br />

T: +45 5838 2193 F: +45 5838 2826<br />

E: sales@dan-palletiser.dk www.dan-palletiser.com<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400<br />

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com<br />

T: 0118 988 3551 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

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HEAT EXCHANGERS<br />

Krones UK Ltd<br />

Westregen House,<br />

Great Bank Road, Wingates Industrial Park,<br />

Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 3XB<br />

T: 01942 845000 F: 01942 845091<br />

E: sales@krones.co.uk www.krones.com<br />

HIGH PRESSURE<br />

PROCESSING EQUIPMENT<br />

Sullivan House, Fenton Way, Laindon,<br />

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK<br />

T: +44 (0)1268 410 666 - F: +44 (0)1268 410 777<br />

E: dh@dhi.co.uk - www.dhi.co.uk<br />

T: 01256 305600 F: 01256 305630<br />

E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

OVENS<br />

SANDWICH PREPARATION<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

Grote Company<br />

Wrexham Technology Park,<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

E: sales@intl.grotecompany.com<br />

T: 01978 362243 F: 01978 362255<br />

SAUSAGE PRODUCTION<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

DAN-Palletiser A/S<br />

Borgergade 17<br />

DK-4241 Vemmelev, Denmark<br />

T: +45 5838 2193 F: +45 5838 2826<br />

E: sales@dan-palletiser.dk www.dan-palletiser.com<br />

Raque Food Systems Sales Ltd<br />

Unit 7P Estate Road 6, South Humberside Ind. Est.,<br />

Grimsby, DN31 2TG<br />

T: 01472 239786<br />

E: sales@raque.co.uk www.raque.com<br />

Multivac House, Rivermead Drive,<br />

Rivermead, Swindon SN5 7UY<br />

T: 01793 425880 F: 01793 616219<br />

E: sales@multivac.co.uk www.multivac.co.uk<br />

HOMOGENISATION<br />

T: 01256 305600 F: 01256 305630<br />

E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

MINCING & GRINDING<br />

Bizerba (UK) Limited<br />

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS<br />

T: 01908 682740<br />

E: info@bizerba.co.uk<br />

www.bizerba.com<br />

Multivac House, Rivermead Drive,<br />

Rivermead, Swindon SN5 7UY<br />

T: 01793 425880 F: 01793 616219<br />

E: sales@multivac.co.uk www.multivac.co.uk<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400<br />

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com<br />

MIXING MACHINES<br />

T: 01260 272894<br />

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.com<br />

Multivac House, Rivermead Drive,<br />

Rivermead, Swindon SN5 7UY<br />

T: 01793 425880 F: 01793 616219<br />

E: sales@multivac.co.uk www.multivac.co.uk<br />

Orbital Foods<br />

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 7HT<br />

T: +44(0)1284 725255<br />

E: sales@orbitalfoods.com<br />

www.orbitalfoods.com<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400<br />

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com<br />

Silverson<br />

Waterside, Chesham,<br />

Buckinghamshire HP5 1PQ<br />

T: 01494 786331<br />

E: sales@silverson.co.uk www.silverson.co.uk<br />

T: 01256 305600 F: 01256 305630<br />

E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

Multivac House, Rivermead Drive,<br />

Rivermead, Swindon SN5 7UY<br />

T: 01793 425880 F: 01793 616219<br />

E: sales@multivac.co.uk www.multivac.co.uk<br />

PASTA COOKERS<br />

T: 01256 305600 F: 01256 305630<br />

E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

PASTEURISERS<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098<br />

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk<br />

KHS UK Limited<br />

6 Monkspath Business Park,<br />

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY<br />

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935<br />

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com<br />

PHARMACEUTICAL PROCESSING<br />

Coperion K-Tron GB<br />

4 Acorn Business Park, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 1AS<br />

T: 0161 209 4810<br />

E: ckb@coperionktron.com<br />

www@coperionktron.com<br />

Loma Systems and Lock Inspection<br />

T: 01252 893300 / 0161 624 0333<br />

www.loma.com /<br />

www.lockinspection.com<br />

E: enquires@loma.co.uk<br />

E: sales@lockinspection.co.uk<br />

PIZZA EQUIPMENT<br />

G Mondini (UK) Ltd<br />

Whitebridge Lane,<br />

Whitebridge Estates, Stone, Staffs ST15 8LY<br />

T: 01785 812512 F: 01785 819512<br />

E: info@gmondini.co.uk www.gmondini.co.uk<br />

Grote Company<br />

Wrexham Technology Park,<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

E: sales@intl.grotecompany.com<br />

T: 01978 362243 F: 01978 362255<br />

Multipond Limited<br />

Genoa Way, High Wycombe, HP11 1NY<br />

T: 01494 471580 F: 01494 533487<br />

E: info@multipond.co.uk www.multipond.com<br />

Raque Food Systems Sales Ltd<br />

Unit 7P Estate Road 6, South Humberside Ind. Est.,<br />

Grimsby, DN31 2TG<br />

T: 01472 239786<br />

E: sales@raque.co.uk www.raque.com<br />

Multivac House, Rivermead Drive,<br />

Rivermead, Swindon SN5 7UY<br />

T: 01793 425880 F: 01793 616219<br />

E: sales@multivac.co.uk www.multivac.co.uk<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400<br />

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com<br />

SLICING & DICING<br />

Bizerba (UK) Limited<br />

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS<br />

T: 01908 682740<br />

E: info@bizerba.co.uk<br />

www.bizerba.com<br />

Grote Company<br />

Wrexham Technology Park,<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

E: sales@intl.grotecompany.com<br />

T: 01978 362243 F: 01978 362255<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400<br />

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com<br />

SMOKE GENERATORS<br />

Multivac House, Rivermead Drive,<br />

Rivermead, Swindon SN5 7UY<br />

T: 01793 425880 F: 01793 616219<br />

E: sales@multivac.co.uk www.multivac.co.uk<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400<br />

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com<br />

SMOKE OVENS<br />

Multivac House, Rivermead Drive,<br />

Rivermead, Swindon SN5 7UY<br />

T: 01793 425880 F: 01793 616219<br />

E: sales@multivac.co.uk www.multivac.co.uk<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400<br />

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com<br />

SNACK PROCESS EQUIPMENT<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000<br />

E: bpltd@bakerperkinsgroup.com<br />

www.bakerperkinsgroup.com<br />

SORTING EQUIPMENT<br />

Sewtec Automation Ltd<br />

3 Riverside Way,<br />

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG<br />

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949<br />

E: sales@sewtec.co.uk www.sewtec.co.uk<br />

SPICE & HERB STERILISATION<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098<br />

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk<br />

STERILISING TUNNELS<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com<br />

TABLET, CAPSULE AND<br />

CONFECTIONERY PRINTING<br />

MACHINES<br />

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD<br />

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310<br />

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk<br />

TABLETTING &<br />

TABLET COUNTING<br />

Cremer Speciaalmachines BV<br />

Heereweg 5, 2161 AB Lisse, The Netherlands<br />

T: +31 252 419038 F: +31 252 418718<br />

E: sales@cremer.com<br />

www.cremer.com<br />

UV CURING<br />

Jenton International Ltd.<br />

9/10 Ardglen Ind. Estate, Ardglen Road,<br />

Whitchurch, Hants RG28 7BB<br />

T: 01256 892194 F: 01256 896486<br />

E: sales@jenton.co.uk www.jenton.co.uk<br />

VACUUM PROCESS VESSELS<br />

T: 01260 272894<br />

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.com<br />

MIXING VESSELS<br />

Adelphi Group<br />

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,<br />

West Sussex RH16 1XQ<br />

T: 01444 472300<br />

W: www.adelphi.uk.com<br />

Steck Depositors Limited<br />

Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3LF<br />

T: +44 (0) 1293 873439<br />

E: sales@steckdepositors.com<br />

www.steckdepositors.com<br />

PUMPS<br />

Scorpion Vision Ltd<br />

Efford Park, Milford Road,<br />

Lymington, Hants. SO41 0JD<br />

T: 01590 679333 F: 0870 622 4092<br />

E: sales@scorpionvision.co.uk<br />

www.scorpionvision.co.uk<br />

SPECIAL PURPOSE MACHINES<br />

Multivac House, Rivermead Drive,<br />

Rivermead, Swindon SN5 7UY<br />

T: 01793 425880 F: 01793 616219<br />

E: sales@multivac.co.uk www.multivac.co.uk<br />

T: 01260 272894<br />

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.com<br />

Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum<br />

Leatherhead Road, Chessington,<br />

Surrey, KT9 2QL T: 01372 737300<br />

E: sales.vacuum.ln@oerlikon.com<br />

www.oerlikon.com<br />

Aylesbury Automation Ltd<br />

Unit 2 Farmbrough Close, Stocklake<br />

Industrial Park, Aylesbury, HP20 1DQ.<br />

T: 01296 314300 F: 01296 482424<br />

E: enquiry@aylesbury-automation.co.uk<br />

www.aylesbury-automation.co.uk<br />

T: 01256 305600 F: 01256 305630<br />

E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

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PA C K A G I N G M A C H I N E R Y<br />

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking<br />

Lloyds Bank, SME Key Markets Office, 3rd Floor,<br />

12 Cavendish Place, London, W1G 9DJ<br />

07764 625666<br />

David.Atkinson@Lloydsbanking.com<br />

www.lloydsbankbusiness.com<br />

ADHESIVE APPLICATORS<br />

Brunel Engineering Services Ltd<br />

The Street, Broughton Gifford, Melksham,<br />

Wiltshire SN12 8PH<br />

T: 01225 784019 F: 01225 783400<br />

E: general@brunelengineeringservices.co.uk<br />

www.brunelengineeringservices.co.uk<br />

Nordson (U.K.) Ltd.<br />

25 Faraday Road, Rabans Lane Industrial Area,<br />

Aylesbury, HP19 8RY<br />

T: 01296 610 140 F: 01296 610 175<br />

E: sales@uk.nordson.com<br />

www.nordson.co.uk/adhesives<br />

Packaging Aids Limited<br />

Lords Way, Basildon, Essex SS13 1TN<br />

T: 01268 885885 F: 01268 885860<br />

E: sales@packer-products.co.uk<br />

www.packer-products.co.uk<br />

Valco Melton UK<br />

Hortonwood 32,<br />

Telford TF1 7YN<br />

T: 01952 677911 F: 01952 677945<br />

E: UK@valcomelton.com www.valcomelton.com<br />

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD<br />

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310<br />

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk<br />

AEROSOL & SPRAY EQUIPMENT<br />

Sullivan House, Fenton Way, Laindon,<br />

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK<br />

T: +44 (0)1268 410 666 - F: +44 (0)1268 410 777<br />

E: dh@dhi.co.uk - www.dhi.co.uk<br />

AUTOMATIC GUIDED VEHICLES<br />

Ocme UK Ltd<br />

King John Hse, Kingsclere Park,<br />

Kingsclere, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 4SW<br />

T: 01635 298171 F: 01635 297936<br />

E: sales@ocme.co.uk www.ocme.co.uk<br />

BAGGING EQUIPMENT<br />

AMP-Rose<br />

Heapham Road North, Gainsborough<br />

Lincs, DN21 1QU<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

E: sales@amp-rose.com www.amp-rose.com<br />

automated packaging systems<br />

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ<br />

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401<br />

Email: sales@autobag.co.uk www.autobag.co.uk<br />

T H E L E A D E R IN B A G C L O S I N G T E C H N O L O G Y<br />

Alexandra Business Centre, Enfield, EN3 7BB<br />

T: 0844 3722877 E: sales@fischbein-saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern/products.php<br />

Ilapak Ltd<br />

Chalfont House, Silverdale Road,<br />

Hayes, Middlesex UB3 3BN<br />

T: 020 8797 2000<br />

F: 020 8797 2050<br />

E: sales@ilapak.co.uk www.ilapak.com<br />

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC<br />

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF<br />

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500<br />

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

PFM Packaging Machinery Ltd<br />

PFM House, 2 Pilgrim Way,<br />

Stanningley, Leeds LS28 6LU<br />

T: 0113 239 3401 F: 0113 239 3402<br />

E: sales@pfmuk.com www.pfmuk.com<br />

BAG PALLETISERS<br />

T H E L E A D E R IN B A G C L O S I N G T E C H N O L O G Y<br />

Alexandra Business Centre, Enfield, EN3 7BB<br />

T: 0844 3722877 E: sales@fischbein-saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern/products.php<br />

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Dylan Harvey Business Centre, Suite 301,<br />

Empire Business Park, Liverpool Road,<br />

Burnley BB12 6HH<br />

T: 0845 265 7570 F: 0845 265 7571<br />

E: info@phs-uk.com www.phs-uk.com<br />

BAG SEALERS<br />

RM Sealers Limited<br />

Valley Farm, Dagnall, Herts HP4 1QR<br />

T: 01442 843387<br />

E: enquiries@rmsealers.co.uk<br />

www.rmsealers.co.uk<br />

BANDING<br />

Gordian Strapping Ltd<br />

Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6XX<br />

T: 01256 394400 F: 01256 394429<br />

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com<br />

www.gordianstrapping.com<br />

Jenton International Ltd.<br />

9/10 Ardglen Ind. Estate, Ardglen Road,<br />

Whitchurch, Hants RG28 7BB<br />

T: 01256 892194 F: 01256 896486<br />

E: sales@jenton.co.uk www.jenton.co.uk<br />

Packaging Aids Limited<br />

Lords Way, Basildon, Essex SS13 1TN<br />

T: 01268 885885 F: 01268 885860<br />

E: sales@packer-products.co.uk<br />

www.packer-products.co.uk<br />

Sollas UK Ltd<br />

Unit 12, Ardglen Ind. Est.,<br />

Whitchurch, Hampshire RG28 7BB<br />

T: 01256 896930 F: 01256 896665<br />

E: sales@sollasuk.com www.sollas.com<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com<br />

BAR CODE SYSTEMS<br />

Acrovision<br />

Hertfordshire, AL3 8JP<br />

T: 0845 337 0250<br />

E: info@acrovision.co.uk<br />

www.acrovision.co.uk<br />

T: 0844 846 4110 F: 01444 246609<br />

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.atwell-labellers.co.uk<br />

Cobalt Systems Ltd<br />

Colbalt House, Arden Square,<br />

Electra Way, Crewe, CW1 6HA<br />

T: 01270 539800 F: 01270 258132<br />

E: sales@cobaltis.co.uk www.cobalt-hsg.co.uk<br />

Sensor House, Phoenix Park, St Neots,<br />

Cambridgeshire PE19 8EP T: 01480 408 500<br />

E: info@leuze.co.uk www.leuze.co.uk<br />

Logopak International Ltd<br />

George Cayley Drive, Clifton Moor, York YO30 4XE<br />

T: 01904 692333<br />

E: info@logopak.net<br />

www.logopak.co.uk<br />

REA JET Ltd<br />

119C Olympic Ave,<br />

Milton Park, Abingdon, OXON, OX14 4SA<br />

T: 01235 835446 E: info@rea-jet.co.uk<br />

www.rea-jet.co.uk<br />

Sauven Marking Ltd<br />

Wintersells Rd, Byfleet KT14 7LF<br />

T: 01932 355191 F: 01932 354511<br />

E: sales@sauven-marking.com<br />

www.sauven-marking.com<br />

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD<br />

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310<br />

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk<br />

BLISTER PACK SEALERS<br />

Anchor Plastics Machinery<br />

The Watermill, Royal Quay,<br />

Harefield, Middlesex UB9 6SA<br />

T: 01895 824301 F: 01895 825344<br />

E: info@anchor-pm.co.uk www.anchor-pm.co.uk<br />

BLISTER PACKERS<br />

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd<br />

53 Central Way, Andover,<br />

Hampshire, SP10 5AN<br />

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333<br />

E: ppma@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com<br />

Dividella AG<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865<br />

www.dividella.com<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865 E: info@uk.medipak.systems.com<br />

www.medipak-systems.com<br />

Mediseal GmbH<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865<br />

www.mediseal.de<br />

CAN FILLING EQUIPMENT<br />

All-Fill International Ltd<br />

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,<br />

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS<br />

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406<br />

E: info@allfill.co.uk www.allfill.co.uk<br />

KHS UK Limited<br />

6 Monkspath Business Park,<br />

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY<br />

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935<br />

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com<br />

Multipond Limited<br />

Genoa Way, High Wycombe, HP11 1NY<br />

T: 01494 471580 F: 01494 533487<br />

E: info@multipond.co.uk www.multipond.com<br />

CAPPERS<br />

Adelphi Group<br />

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,<br />

West Sussex RH16 1XQ<br />

T: 01444 472300<br />

W: www.adelphi.uk.com<br />

Cap Coder Ltd<br />

Monument Business Park,<br />

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW<br />

T: 01865 891466 F: 01865 891292<br />

E: sales@capcoder.co.uk www.capcoder.co.uk<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098<br />

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk<br />

Karmelle Ltd<br />

Unit 17, Queens Mill Industrial Estate,<br />

Queens Mill Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3RR<br />

T: 01484 533356<br />

E: Karmelle@gmail.com www.karmelle.com<br />

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC<br />

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF<br />

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500<br />

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

Propack Automation Machinery Ltd<br />

10 Hill Wootton Rd, Leek Wootton, Warwicks, CV35 7QL<br />

T: 02476 470074<br />

E: office@propack.co.uk<br />

www.propack.co.uk<br />

Serac UK<br />

23 The Quadrant,<br />

Abingdon Science Park, Abingdon OX14 3YS<br />

T: 01235 537 222 F: 01235 537 815<br />

E: info@serac-uk.com www.serac-group.com<br />

SP Filling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,<br />

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF<br />

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553<br />

E: sales@sp-filling.co.uk www.sp-filling.co.uk<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com<br />

CARTONING SYSTEMS<br />

Gainsborough Engineering Company<br />

Long Wood Road, Corringham Road Industrial Estate,<br />

Gainsborough, DN21 1QB<br />

T: 01427 617677<br />

F: 01427 810443<br />

E: sales@gains-eng.co.uk<br />

www.gains-eng.co.uk<br />

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.<br />

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ<br />

T: 01844 213177 F: 01844 217188<br />

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.com<br />

Sepha Ltd<br />

Unit 25, Carrowreagh Business Park,<br />

Carrowreagh Road, Dundonald,<br />

Belfast BT16 1QQ<br />

T: 028 9048 4848 F: 028 9048 0890<br />

E: info@sepha.com www.sepha.com<br />

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd<br />

53 Central Way, Andover,<br />

Hampshire, SP10 5AN<br />

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333<br />

E: ppma@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com<br />

Gainsborough Industrial Controls Ltd<br />

Alpha Works, Sandars Road, Heapham Road<br />

Industrial Estate, Gainsborough DN21 1RZ<br />

T: 01427 611885 F: 01427 611883<br />

E: sales@gic.uk.net www.gic.uk.net<br />

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd<br />

53 Central Way, Andover,<br />

Hampshire, SP10 5AN<br />

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333<br />

E: ppma@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com<br />

Brunel Engineering Services Ltd<br />

The Street, Broughton Gifford, Melksham,<br />

Wiltshire SN12 8PH<br />

T: 01225 784019 F: 01225 783400<br />

E: general@brunelengineeringservices.co.uk<br />

www.brunelengineeringservices.co.uk<br />

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CAMA 3 Ltd<br />

Suite 44, Berkeley House,<br />

Hunts Rise, South Marston Park,<br />

Swindon, Wilts, SN3 4TG<br />

T: 01793 831111 F: 01793 831481<br />

E: cama3@camagroup.com www.camagroup.com<br />

Dividella AG<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865<br />

www.dividella.com<br />

Jacob White Packaging Ltd<br />

Riverside Way, Dartford, Kent DA1 5BY<br />

T: 01322 272531<br />

F: 01322 270692<br />

E: enquiries@jacobwhite.com www.jacobwhite.com<br />

Kliklok International Ltd<br />

Western Drive, Hengrove Park Estate,<br />

Bristol BS14 0AY<br />

T: 01275 836131 F: 01275 891754<br />

E: sales@kliklok-int.com www.kliklok-int.com<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865 E: info@uk.medipak.systems.com<br />

www.medipak-systems.com<br />

Mediseal GmbH<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865<br />

www.mediseal.de<br />

Norden (UK) Ltd<br />

Church Street, Baldock, Hertfordshire SG7 5AF<br />

T: 01462 895245 F: 01462 895683<br />

E: enquiries@norden.co.uk<br />

www.nordenmachinery.se<br />

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC<br />

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF<br />

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500<br />

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

Propack Automation Machinery Ltd<br />

10 Hill Wootton Rd, Leek Wootton, Warwicks, CV35 7QL<br />

T: 02476 470074<br />

E: office@propack.co.uk<br />

www.propack.co.uk<br />

Rovema Packaging Machines Ltd<br />

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,<br />

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP<br />

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440<br />

E: sales@rovema.co.uk<br />

www.rovema.co.uk<br />

T: 01283 543756<br />

E: alan.lewis@shrinkpack.co.uk<br />

www.shrinkpack.co.uk<br />

Sollas UK Ltd<br />

Unit 12, Ardglen Ind. Est.,<br />

Whitchurch, Hampshire RG28 7BB<br />

T: 01256 896930 F: 01256 896665<br />

E: sales@sollasuk.com www.sollas.com<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com<br />

CASE ERECTING/<br />

FILLING SEALING<br />

BluePrint Automation B.V.<br />

T: +31 (0)348 410 999<br />

E: sales@bpa-flexolutions.nl www.bpa-flexolutions.com<br />

Gebo Cermex UK Ltd<br />

PO Box 12, Huntingdon<br />

Cambs, PE29 6EF<br />

T: 01480 455919 F: 01480 451520<br />

E: sales.uk@gebocermex.com www.gebocermex.com<br />

Grunwald UK Ltd<br />

Pattinson House,<br />

East Road, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 7EQ<br />

T: 01529 414999 F: 01529 414421<br />

E: info@grunwald-uk.com www.grunwald-uk.com<br />

Jacob White Packaging Ltd<br />

Riverside Way, Dartford, Kent DA1 5BY<br />

T: 01322 272531<br />

F: 01322 270692<br />

E: enquiries@jacobwhite.com www.jacobwhite.com<br />

Propack Automation Machinery Ltd<br />

10 Hill Wootton Rd, Leek Wootton, Warwicks, CV35 7QL<br />

T: 02476 470074<br />

E: office@propack.co.uk<br />

www.propack.co.uk<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Business Centre,<br />

Oaklands Park, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077 F: 0118 977 6728<br />

E: rmaidment@quin.co.uk www.quin.co.uk<br />

SCM Handling Ltd<br />

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,<br />

Somerset, TA4 3RU<br />

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806<br />

E: sales@scmhandling.com www.scmhandling.com<br />

T: 01283 543756<br />

E: alan.lewis@shrinkpack.co.uk<br />

www.shrinkpack.co.uk<br />

Anson House, Anson Way, Ellough, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 7TJ<br />

T: 01502 713777 F: 01986 800081<br />

E: info@siat.co.uk www.siat.co.uk<br />

Smurfit Kappa Machine Systems<br />

Woodward Avenue,<br />

Yate, Bristol BS37 5AP<br />

T: 01454 328660 F: 01454 326871<br />

E: machine.sales@smurfitkappa.co.uk<br />

www.machinesystems.co.uk<br />

CASE LINING/<br />

FILLING/CLOSING<br />

BluePrint Automation B.V.<br />

T: +31 (0)348 410 999<br />

E: sales@bpa-flexolutions.nl www.bpa-flexolutions.com<br />

CASE PACKERS AUTOMATIC<br />

BluePrint Automation B.V.<br />

T: +31 (0)348 410 999<br />

E: sales@bpa-flexolutions.nl www.bpa-flexolutions.com<br />

CAMA 3 Ltd<br />

Suite 44, Berkeley House,<br />

Hunts Rise, South Marston Park,<br />

Swindon, Wilts, SN3 4TG<br />

T: 01793 831111 F: 01793 831481<br />

E: cama3@camagroup.com www.camagroup.com<br />

Grunwald UK Ltd<br />

Pattinson House,<br />

East Road, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 7EQ<br />

T: 01529 414999 F: 01529 414421<br />

E: info@grunwald-uk.com www.grunwald-uk.com<br />

KHS UK Limited<br />

6 Monkspath Business Park,<br />

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY<br />

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935<br />

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Business Centre,<br />

Oaklands Park, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077 F: 0118 977 6728<br />

E: rmaidment@quin.co.uk www.quin.co.uk<br />

Rovema Packaging Machines Ltd<br />

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,<br />

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP<br />

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440<br />

E: sales@rovema.co.uk<br />

www.rovema.co.uk<br />

Sewtec Automation Ltd<br />

3 Riverside Way,<br />

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG<br />

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949<br />

E: sales@sewtec.co.uk www.sewtec.co.uk<br />

T: 01283 543756<br />

E: alan.lewis@shrinkpack.co.uk<br />

www.shrinkpack.co.uk<br />

Smurfit Kappa Machine Systems<br />

Woodward Avenue,<br />

Yate, Bristol BS37 5AP<br />

T: 01454 328660 F: 01454 326871<br />

E: machine.sales@smurfitkappa.co.uk<br />

www.machinesystems.co.uk<br />

Sollas UK Ltd<br />

Unit 12, Ardglen Ind. Est.,<br />

Whitchurch, Hampshire RG28 7BB<br />

T: 01256 896930 F: 01256 896665<br />

E: sales@sollasuk.com www.sollas.com<br />

Tekpak Automation Ltd (UK)<br />

T: 0800 633 5553<br />

E: sales@tekpak.co.uk<br />

www.tekpak.co.uk<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com<br />

CASE TAPING/<br />

STRAPPING/GLUING<br />

Endoline Machinery Ltd<br />

Stratton Business Park, Biggleswade, SG18 8QB<br />

T: 01767 316422<br />

E: sales@endoline-automation.com<br />

www.endoline-automation.com<br />

Gebo Cermex UK Ltd<br />

PO Box 12, Huntingdon<br />

Cambs, PE29 6EF<br />

T: 01480 455919 F: 01480 451520<br />

E: sales.uk@gebocermex.com www.gebocermex.com<br />

Nordson (U.K.) Ltd.<br />

25 Faraday Road, Rabans Lane Industrial Area,<br />

Aylesbury, HP19 8RY<br />

T: 01296 610 140 F: 01296 610 175<br />

E: sales@uk.nordson.com<br />

www.nordson.co.uk/adhesives<br />

Smurfit Kappa Machine Systems<br />

Woodward Avenue,<br />

Yate, Bristol BS37 5AP<br />

T: 01454 328660 F: 01454 326871<br />

E: machine.sales@smurfitkappa.co.uk<br />

www.machinesystems.co.uk<br />

CHECKWEIGHERS<br />

Anritsu Industrial Solutions Europe Ltd<br />

Saxon Business Park, Bromsgrove B60 4AD<br />

T: 0845 539 9729<br />

E: ais-europe@anritsu.com<br />

www.anritsu.com<br />

Bizerba (UK) Limited<br />

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS<br />

T: 01908 682740<br />

E: info@bizerba.co.uk<br />

www.bizerba.com<br />

Ishida Europe Ltd<br />

Kettles Wood Drive,<br />

Woodgate Business Park, Birmingham B32 3DB<br />

T: 0121 607 7700 F: 0121 607 7666<br />

E: info@ishidaeurope.com www.ishidaeurope.com<br />

Loma Systems and Lock Inspection<br />

T: 01252 893300 / 0161 624 0333<br />

www.loma.com /<br />

www.lockinspection.com<br />

E: enquires@loma.co.uk<br />

E: sales@lockinspection.co.uk<br />

Multivac House, Rivermead Drive,<br />

Rivermead, Swindon SN5 7UY<br />

T: 01793 425880 F: 01793 616219<br />

E: sales@multivac.co.uk www.multivac.co.uk<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400<br />

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com<br />

CODING & MARKING<br />

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.<br />

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ<br />

T: 01844 213177 F: 01844 217188<br />

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.com<br />

Allen Coding<br />

Unit 9 Gateway 1000, Whittle Way,<br />

Arlington Business Park, Stevenage,<br />

Herts, SG1 2FP<br />

T: 01438 347770 F: 01438 347771<br />

E: sales@allencoding.co.uk www.allencoding.com<br />

ATD Marking Systems<br />

Marley House, The Mill, Great Bowden Road,<br />

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7DE<br />

T: 01858 461014 F: 01858 436900<br />

E: mail@atduk.com www.atduk.com<br />

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd<br />

53 Central Way, Andover,<br />

Hampshire, SP10 5AN<br />

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333<br />

E: ppma@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com<br />

T: 0844 846 4110 F: 01444 246609<br />

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.atwell-labellers.co.uk<br />

Cap Coder Ltd<br />

Coding Division,<br />

Monument Business Park,<br />

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW<br />

T: 01865 891466 F: 01865 891292<br />

E: sales@capcoder.co.uk www.capcoder.co.uk<br />

Domino UK Ltd<br />

Bar Hill, Cambridge<br />

CB23 8TU<br />

T: 01954 782551 E: enquiries@domino-uk.com<br />

www.domino-uk.com<br />

CAMA 3 Ltd<br />

Suite 44, Berkeley House,<br />

Hunts Rise, South Marston Park,<br />

Swindon, Wilts, SN3 4TG<br />

T: 01793 831111 F: 01793 831481<br />

E: cama3@camagroup.com www.camagroup.com<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

St Albans Road, Empire Way,<br />

Gloucester GL2 5FW<br />

T: 01452 424 565 F: 01452 423 477<br />

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

St Albans Road, Empire Way,<br />

Gloucester GL2 5FW<br />

T: 01452 424 565 F: 01452 423 477<br />

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk<br />

Endoline Machinery Ltd<br />

Stratton Business Park, Biggleswade, SG18 8QB<br />

T: 01767 316422<br />

E: sales@endoline-automation.com<br />

www.endoline-automation.com<br />

CENTRIFUGAL BOWL FEEDERS<br />

Aylesbury Automation Ltd<br />

Unit 2 Farmbrough Close, Stocklake<br />

Industrial Park, Aylesbury, HP20 1DQ.<br />

T: 01296 314300 F: 01296 482424<br />

E: enquiry@aylesbury-automation.co.uk<br />

www.aylesbury-automation.co.uk<br />

CHECKWEIGHER METAL<br />

DETECTOR COMBI UNITS<br />

Linx Printing<br />

Technologies Ltd<br />

Burrel Road, St. Ives, Cambs PE27 3LA<br />

T: 01480 302100 F: 01480 302116<br />

E: sales@linx.co.uk www.linx.co.uk<br />

Logopak International Ltd<br />

George Cayley Drive, Clifton Moor, York YO30 4XE<br />

T: 01904 692333<br />

E: info@logopak.net<br />

www.logopak.co.uk<br />

Endoline Machinery Ltd<br />

Stratton Business Park, Biggleswade, SG18 8QB<br />

T: 01767 316422<br />

E: sales@endoline-automation.com<br />

www.endoline-automation.com<br />

Gebo Cermex UK Ltd<br />

PO Box 12, Huntingdon<br />

Cambs, PE29 6EF<br />

T: 01480 455919 F: 01480 451520<br />

E: sales.uk@gebocermex.com www.gebocermex.com<br />

Bizerba (UK) Limited<br />

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS<br />

T: 01908 682740<br />

E: info@bizerba.co.uk<br />

www.bizerba.com<br />

Multivac House, Rivermead Drive,<br />

Rivermead, Swindon SN5 7UY<br />

T: 01793 425880 F: 01793 616219<br />

E: sales@multivac.co.uk www.multivac.co.uk<br />

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Open Date Equipment Ltd<br />

Units 8 & 9, Puma Trade Park,<br />

Morden Rd, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4DG<br />

T: 020 8655 4999 F: 020 8655 4990<br />

E: sales@opendate.co.uk www.opendate.co.uk<br />

T: 01962 761761 E: info@printsafe.co.uk<br />

www.printsafe.co.uk<br />

REA JET Ltd<br />

119C Olympic Ave,<br />

Milton Park, Abingdon, OXON, OX14 4SA<br />

T: 01235 835446 E: info@rea-jet.co.uk<br />

www.rea-jet.co.uk<br />

Sauven Marking Ltd<br />

Wintersells Rd, Byfleet KT14 7LF<br />

T: 01932 355191 F: 01932 354511<br />

E: sales@sauven-marking.com<br />

www.sauven-marking.com<br />

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD<br />

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310<br />

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk<br />

COLLATING EQUIPMENT<br />

Gebo Cermex UK Ltd<br />

PO Box 12, Huntingdon<br />

Cambs, PE29 6EF<br />

T: 01480 455919 F: 01480 451520<br />

E: sales.uk@gebocermex.com www.gebocermex.com<br />

Sewtec Automation Ltd<br />

3 Riverside Way,<br />

Ravensthorpe Indu