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Issue 4, Volume XXVII <strong>July</strong>/<strong>August</strong> <strong>2016</strong><br />

The machinery only journal for processing & packaging | www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Visionary automation<br />

This major 38 page<br />

feature explains to UK<br />

machinery buyers why<br />

automation, robotics and<br />

vision systems are worth<br />

the bother in ensuring<br />

production lines remain<br />

cost effective in operation<br />

INSIDE<br />

NEWS<br />

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PPMA Total Show at the NEC<br />

NEW MACHINERY<br />

The developer of the original<br />

zip applicator for resealable<br />

packaging has revisited the<br />

technology to make it easier<br />

to fit to flow wrappers while<br />

also taking up less space<br />

Find out more on page 13<br />

INSTALLATIONS<br />

A pick and place system<br />

is helping to increase<br />

efficiency on the<br />

Viennetta<br />

line at<br />

Unilever’s<br />

Gloucester plant<br />

PLUS<br />

The <strong>2016</strong>/17 PPMA Machinery<br />

Directory is published in <strong>July</strong><br />

and is available to qualifying<br />

readers of this magazine, free<br />

Contact: bill.lake@ppma.co.uk


Much more than simple technology<br />

CAMA UK Ltd - cama3@camagroup.com - Tel. +44 (0) 1793 831111


www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 3<br />

<strong>July</strong>/<strong>August</strong><br />

Contents<br />

7 NEWS<br />

Company news dominates<br />

the pages this issue with<br />

expansions, name changes,<br />

charity events and retirements<br />

12 NEW MACHINERY<br />

Eight pages of options include<br />

a broad range of technologies<br />

to suit every end user sector<br />

20 INSTALLATIONS<br />

The food industry continues<br />

to invest in the equipment<br />

that keeps it competitive<br />

32 SPECIAL FEATURE<br />

AUTOMATION, VISION<br />

AND ROBOTICS<br />

This 38 page feature reports<br />

on technology that has been<br />

developed to bring cost savings<br />

benefits to manufacturers trying<br />

to combat the new living wage<br />

32<br />

REGULAR FEATURES<br />

70 LABELLING,<br />

CODING & MARKING<br />

A new corner wrap applicator<br />

on a print & apply system is<br />

providing user improvements<br />

in production throughputs<br />

72 COMPONENTS<br />

Latest products include ATEX<br />

conveyors; a new safety light<br />

curtain and more gear sizes<br />

22<br />

76 REGULATIONS<br />

Following the collapse of the<br />

project to merge the two<br />

standards for safety related<br />

control, there’s a new version<br />

78 WHO WHAT WHERE<br />

People, events and diary dates<br />

79 BUYERS’ GUIDES<br />

Machinery and services<br />

Alrad <strong>MU</strong> J-A 2015 artwork_<strong>MU</strong> 12/06/2015 11:39<br />

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IR laser measurements, high<br />

temperature thermography, waste<br />

sorting and biomedical<br />

applications<br />

Line Scan CMOS Camera family<br />

e2v’s UNiiQA+ specifically designed<br />

to bring affordable, flexible and<br />

simple high speed solutions to<br />

your current inspection or<br />

sorting system<br />

Cameras with Sony's IMX174 Pregius<br />

superior GS-CMOS sensor, from The<br />

Imaging Source offer colour and mono<br />

models with either USB3.0 or GigE<br />

Vision interfaces<br />

EDITOR:<br />

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David Chadd<br />

PUBLISHING MANAGER:<br />

Bill Lake<br />

BUYERS GUIDE CO-ORDINATOR:<br />

Chris Valdes<br />

ARTWORK CONTRIBUTOR:<br />

Barry Heath<br />

PUBLISHING DIRECTOR:<br />

Sarah Ketchin<br />

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BACK TO THE FUTURE.<br />

Our innovations have been helping to shape the future of the packaging industry for 50 years – through<br />

technology, services and advertising. To mark our anniversary, we are recalling some of our campaign<br />

motifs from the 70s, 80s and 90s with a twinkle in our eye. We were never low on courage, as you can<br />

see. A huge thank you to all our customers, partners, and media partners whose great support has<br />

helped us on our journey. We are now looking forward to continuing our cooperation over the coming<br />

years and decades.<br />

The world of packaging robots<br />

Robots are about to change our<br />

world, making it more pleasant and<br />

interesting, and ensuring a secure<br />

future. New technologies enable<br />

machines to operate more powerfully,<br />

efficiently, flexibly and economically.<br />

Schubert was the first packaging<br />

programmed motion in which closed<br />

robot systems and CNC units can be<br />

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machine manufacturer in the world<br />

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CNC technology. Schubert packaging<br />

machines work on the basis of


www.machineryupdate.co.uk MACHINERY UPDATE 5<br />

PPMA matters<br />

Work smarter<br />

not harder to<br />

be successful<br />

Grant Jamieson<br />

CHAIRMAN PPMA GROUP OF ASSOCIATIONS<br />

(INCORPORATING PPMA, BARA & UKIVA)<br />

Iwas a speaker at the National Manufacturing Debate at<br />

Cranfield University recently and I was really impressed with<br />

the vision shown by Rolls Royce’s Hamid Mughal, its global<br />

director of manufacturing.<br />

He talked about all the technology and self-learning robotic<br />

production equipment the car maker will be/are using today.<br />

Essentially robotic welding plant that welds, inspects, continues<br />

to learn and hence improves their performance for the next time. How<br />

smart is this? The continuous learning, continuous improvement,<br />

maximising added value, improving quality, improving productivity<br />

and delivering reliability. There is no doubt that automation,<br />

robotics, vision systems and people are vitally connected.<br />

By not recruiting enough<br />

young people we are creating<br />

future management issues<br />

For my part I introduced my concept of ‘the leadership vacuum’<br />

that in my opinion, exists in our industry – one of my top concerns.<br />

To explain in brief, the absence of entrants to the engineering/<br />

manufacturing industry through the absence of apprentices<br />

which has been the norm for the past 25 years or so is having an<br />

impact on the leadership of our sector. It means that the quantity<br />

of potential employees that can rise to be leaders (who are under<br />

the age of 45 years old), are scarce, and thus we have a leadership<br />

vacuum. I suggested in my Cranfield presentation that the<br />

industry as a whole needs to recognise and respond to this.<br />

Automation, robotics and vision systems in processing and<br />

packaging machinery are compensating for the numbers game,<br />

but analysis shows automation leads to redeployment and job<br />

creation, so there has never been a better time to identify talent.<br />

This issue includes a 38 page feature on these sectors and, as<br />

Mike Wilson of BARA argues, (see pages 34 and 35) by embracing<br />

robotics, businesses can not only increase productivity but also<br />

up-skill their current workforce. And, by definition, this makes<br />

employment in the sector more attractive.<br />

Wilson says we have a choice to make going forward: we can<br />

either make people work harder and longer or we can apply the<br />

latest technologies that enable them to work smarter.<br />

So again, I say, there has never been a better time to identify<br />

talent and attract it to our industry. Apart from being needed<br />

– look how interesting and diverse it is – it is a wonderful<br />

playground. If you’re reading this – we need you, tell your<br />

friends and children too.<br />

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News<br />

www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 7<br />

The BPA owner signs the first pile<br />

This ground breaking<br />

ceremony celebrates<br />

a new Dutch plant<br />

Dutch packaging machine<br />

builder BluePrint Automation<br />

(BPA) has celebrated the first<br />

pile driving for a new plant it is<br />

planning to build in Woerden.<br />

The company was founded<br />

by Bob Prakken in 1980 and<br />

is now in its fourth location<br />

within the town and, thanks<br />

to strong growth of the<br />

company over the last couple<br />

of years, the decision was<br />

taken to build a new factory<br />

on the former Den Oudsten<br />

site in Woerden.<br />

Before the first pile went into<br />

the ground, it was signed by<br />

all the employees of BPA and<br />

everyone received a ’Friday<br />

afternoon-hammer’ which<br />

also serves as a bottle opener<br />

to commemorate the event.<br />

Former trade minister<br />

is headline speaker at<br />

the PPMA Total Show<br />

Former Minister of State<br />

for Trade and Investment<br />

the Rt Hon Lord Maude<br />

of Horsham will be the<br />

headline speaker at this<br />

September’s PPMA Total Show<br />

(27 – 29 September at the NEC,<br />

Birmingham).<br />

Speaking at the opening of<br />

the event, he will be talking<br />

about the outlook for British<br />

manufacturing and also the<br />

Exporting is Great campaign<br />

during his address.<br />

His speech forms part of<br />

a comprehensive seminar<br />

programme put together by<br />

the organisers, full details of<br />

which can be found in the next<br />

issue of Machinery Update.<br />

The three-day exhibition<br />

is already bigger than the<br />

2015 show and, according to<br />

exhibition manager David<br />

Harrison, will include at least<br />

400 exhibitors in Hall 5 of<br />

the NEC, Birmingham.<br />

And these participants will be<br />

representing nearly 1400 global<br />

LINX EMPLOYEES GET IN THE SADDLE FOR CHARITY<br />

Paris is destination for ride<br />

A team of cyclists from Linx Printing Technologies has completed a<br />

260 mile charity bike ride from the company’s St Ives headquarters<br />

all the way to its office in Évry, on the outskirts of Paris, France.<br />

The ten riders’ endeavours, along with its support team, are on course<br />

to raise £10,000 for East Anglian Air Ambulance.<br />

Lord Maude will speak at the event<br />

machinery as well as materials<br />

suppliers.<br />

“The exhibition is going<br />

great guns,” he tells Machinery<br />

Update. “There seems to be no<br />

slowdown in manufacturers<br />

wanting to be part of our show,<br />

the only complete processing<br />

and packaging event in <strong>2016</strong>.”<br />

• An in-depth preview of the<br />

show will be included in the<br />

September/October issue.<br />

New-look company<br />

has relaunched units<br />

and moved premises<br />

Supplier of food safety<br />

solutions Anritsu Industrial<br />

Solutions has changed its<br />

name to Anritsu Infivis, moved<br />

to a new UK head office in the<br />

UK and relaunched its latest<br />

x-ray inspection systems.<br />

The company has relocated<br />

its operation from Bromsgrove<br />

to Luton as part of a business<br />

overhaul which includes a<br />

new team focused on boosting<br />

sales by offering leasing as<br />

well as improved spares and<br />

service contracts. MD Osamu<br />

Tanaka is joined by Eddie<br />

Daniels, Steve Tillman and<br />

also Angela Moore.<br />

T 01582 433227<br />

W www.anritsu-infivis.com<br />

The Machinery<br />

Directory<br />

<strong>2016</strong>/2017<br />

Processing & Packaging<br />

Machinery Association<br />

BARA<br />

British Automation &<br />

Robot Association<br />

UK Industrial<br />

Vision Association<br />

The <strong>2016</strong>/17 Directory is available<br />

Helping you<br />

find a trusted<br />

provider<br />

The Machinery Directory <strong>2016</strong>/17<br />

will be published in <strong>July</strong> and is<br />

available free of charge to qualifying<br />

readers of this magazine.<br />

This 420+ page tome includes<br />

details of the equipment offered,<br />

personnel involved and services<br />

provided by the 475+ members<br />

of the Processing & Packaging<br />

Machinery Association (PPMA).<br />

It acts as an easy-to-use and<br />

comprehensive reference guide<br />

to all-things-machinery and<br />

an excellent starting point to a<br />

search for equipment or services<br />

in this complex area.<br />

A printed Directory may<br />

seem like a very old-school way<br />

of delivering suppliers to your<br />

business, but as it only includes<br />

PPMA members the details<br />

contained are all from reputable<br />

equipment companies.<br />

We say reputable, because<br />

the joining criteria for PPMA<br />

membership is as follows:<br />

applicants have to supply a<br />

recognised range of machinery,<br />

have premises in the UK or other<br />

EU country, have been trading<br />

for a minimum of two years,<br />

hold stocks of parts and spares<br />

and have sales/service engineers<br />

based in the UK or Europe.<br />

This then, means a contact<br />

included in this Directory, is not<br />

going to be a waste of your time.<br />

To find out if you quality for a<br />

free copy of the Directory, contact<br />

Bill Lake at the PPMA.<br />

bill.lake@ppma.co.uk.


8 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

News<br />

Improving food safety culture is<br />

top training aim in global survey<br />

Clean inside and out<br />

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

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

harshest of environments it maintains its sleek<br />

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 />

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 />

Ink jet printing that does more for you.<br />

Campden BRI and<br />

Alchemy in partnership<br />

with BRC, SGS, SQF and<br />

TSI has released the results<br />

of the fourth annual global<br />

survey of food safety training.<br />

The survey, which<br />

questioned food and drink<br />

manufacturers and processors<br />

worldwide to identify the<br />

needs, effectiveness and<br />

challenges of food safety<br />

training in the industry today,<br />

reveals some interesting trends:<br />

• Improving food safety<br />

culture was the top training<br />

goal for almost 80% of<br />

those surveyed<br />

• Many companies are not<br />

exploiting the specialist<br />

expertise available in their<br />

HR departments<br />

• Traditional training<br />

methods are still favoured<br />

over online methods.<br />

Improving the food safety<br />

culture was the most important<br />

training goal ahead of effective<br />

employee performance in the<br />

survey. And an improved food<br />

safety culture was named<br />

as one of the top benefits of<br />

effective training.<br />

Scan the code<br />

to find out more<br />

about the A520i<br />

www.domino-printing.com<br />

Domino. Do more.<br />

NO CULTURE EMPHASIS<br />

And yet, the survey found<br />

that less than 50% of those<br />

surveyed said food safety<br />

culture is currently included<br />

in their company’s training<br />

programme and only 35% said<br />

the level of food safety culture<br />

is considered when measuring<br />

the value of training.<br />

Even less, just 19%, said food<br />

safety culture audits are used<br />

to measure sustained positive<br />

food safety behaviours.<br />

The results show that threequarters<br />

of those surveyed<br />

said the responsibility for food<br />

safety training either rested<br />

with quality control or technical<br />

staff. Only in 8% of cases was<br />

HR primarily responsible.<br />

W www.campdenbri.<br />

co.uk/training/globalfood<br />

safetytraining survey<strong>2016</strong>.pdf


www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 9<br />

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Acquiring engineering<br />

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Western Mechanical Handling<br />

(WMH) has expanded its<br />

in-house manufacturing<br />

capabilities with the acquisition<br />

of precision engineering company<br />

GJM Engineering.<br />

After 30 years in business, owner<br />

and founder of GJM Engineering<br />

Graham Massey is hanging up<br />

his tools and looking forward to<br />

a hard earned retirement.<br />

He and his company have provided<br />

machining support to WMH for<br />

many years.<br />

The machining workshop will<br />

continue to operate from its current<br />

premises which are close to the main<br />

WMH headquarters on Moss Side<br />

Industrial Estate, Callington. The<br />

site will be run as a division of WMH,<br />

providing vital machining services to<br />

WMH and to its other customers.<br />

WMH is a family owned company<br />

offering automation solutions to food and<br />

pharmaceutical companies around the<br />

world. Established in 1976, the company<br />

has 40-years’ experience in the design<br />

and build of bespoke solutions to meet<br />

specific production requirements.<br />

WMH is welcoming the staff of GJM Engineering to its ranks<br />

after the retirement of Graham Massey (pictured second left)<br />

The acquisition secures employment for<br />

GJM’s three machine tool operators,<br />

who have over 50 years of engineering<br />

expertise between them and also allows<br />

WMH to continue to have easy access to a<br />

machine workshop.<br />

WMH welcomes Pete Diamond, Kevin<br />

Jones and Steve Bullard to its ranks.<br />

Handing over the baton of filler/capper<br />

producer at a celebratory lunch in UK<br />

Whether you<br />

pick, pack,<br />

wrap, fill,<br />

seal or fold...<br />

Engelmann<br />

& Buckham<br />

are with you<br />

all the way<br />

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Pictured left to right are Jindy Khera, Didier Bessard, Karen<br />

Cobbett and Pierre Guillon at the special, celebratory lunch<br />

At the end of June, Pierre Guillon<br />

handed over the running of Pack’R<br />

to Didier Bessard who purchased the<br />

business at the end of 2015.<br />

To mark this occasion, both men<br />

visited the UK to have lunch with<br />

one of the company’s most loyal<br />

customers, managing director of<br />

KTC (Edibles) Jindy Khera. He was<br />

responsible for purchasing one of the<br />

first Pack’R filler/cappers sold into<br />

the UK more than 20 years ago and<br />

has continued to buy many more<br />

machines for their ever-expanding<br />

edible oil business. Karen Cobbett<br />

from Springvale has represented<br />

Pack’R for 25 years in the UK so this<br />

was a poignant occasion saying<br />

“au revoir” to Pierre after such a long<br />

business relationship.<br />

Machinery for:<br />

■ PACKAGING<br />

■ PROCESSING<br />

■ PRINTING<br />

■ CONVERTING<br />

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

www.buckham.co.uk


10 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

News<br />

Industry 4.0 training rigs<br />

are for future engineers<br />

Bosch Rexroth has<br />

launched its new range<br />

of modular mechatronics<br />

training system mMS 4.0 rigs<br />

which are aimed at supporting<br />

the next generation of young<br />

engineers.<br />

The Industry 4.0 compliant<br />

rigs form part of the Drive &<br />

Control Academy training<br />

offering and are a complete<br />

engineering system built<br />

with genuine industry<br />

grade components.<br />

The rigs come with HMI, RFID<br />

and Open Core Engineering<br />

from Rexroth with PLC<br />

programming options<br />

included, providing students<br />

with a true hands-on industry<br />

process experience.<br />

Aimed specifically at<br />

educational and industrial<br />

institutions, the training<br />

rigs are tailored to support<br />

students and teachers as well<br />

as customers and employees.<br />

Additional enhancements that<br />

may be absent from current<br />

factory floors have also been<br />

installed to help students keep<br />

one step ahead of the evolving<br />

engineering industry.<br />

Consisting of three<br />

individual stations, its<br />

The new modular mechatronics training system mMS 4.0 rigs for youngsters<br />

modular design allows<br />

for complete flexibility<br />

adapting to individual needs<br />

appropriate for every learning<br />

path, both in academic and<br />

industry environments.<br />

Suitable for beginners<br />

through to advanced<br />

engineers, the modular<br />

hydraulic, pneumatic,<br />

mechatronic systems are<br />

perfectly tailored to suit the<br />

qualification stages both for<br />

education and industry.<br />

As well as being supplied<br />

with component kits, there is<br />

also corresponding exercises,<br />

eLearning, project manuals<br />

and supporting material<br />

provided for each training<br />

system supplied.<br />

“The launch of our new<br />

training rigs offering is market<br />

leading and aims to provide<br />

the younger generation with<br />

a better understanding in the<br />

future of manufacturing,”<br />

says Richard Chamberlain,<br />

product manager service at<br />

Bosch Rexroth.<br />

“We firmly believe our<br />

industry grade training rigs<br />

will equip students with the<br />

ability to stay ahead of the<br />

curve,” he says.<br />

W www.boschrexroth.com<br />

Continuous improvement focus was factor<br />

in SMC winning a service excellence award<br />

SMC’s focus on continuous<br />

improvement was a key factor<br />

in it earning an award for<br />

service excellence from global<br />

company RS Components.<br />

Each year, RS Components<br />

presents four awards to<br />

suppliers who enable them<br />

to provide a convenient,<br />

one stop shop service to their<br />

customers. SMC was selected to<br />

receive the Service Excellence<br />

award for a second consecutive<br />

year thanks to an ongoing<br />

commitment to continuous<br />

improvement<br />

and applying<br />

the learning<br />

from previous<br />

improvements.<br />

RS said<br />

SMC’s ability<br />

to manage<br />

expectations,<br />

attention to<br />

detail and<br />

regular reviews<br />

at both global<br />

and local levels<br />

were key factors.<br />

The Service Excellence award is a reward for all<br />

involved in keeping supply lines open and on track<br />

Douglas Alderton was founder<br />

of Alrad Imaging, and father of<br />

current UKIVA chairman, Ian<br />

Sad passing<br />

of the Alrad<br />

founder<br />

We are sad to note the sudden<br />

passing of Douglas Alan Alderton<br />

in May, while on holiday in Spain.<br />

Douglas was the founder of<br />

UK Industrial Vision Association<br />

(UKIVA) member Alrad Imaging,<br />

and father of current UKIVA<br />

chairman Ian Alderton.<br />

Douglas was originally involved<br />

in nuclear instrumentation,<br />

working for companies such as<br />

EMI and was a participant in<br />

the first trade mission to China<br />

following the Cultural Revolution.<br />

In 1970, Douglas worked for<br />

Wenzel Elektronik UK Ltd<br />

to distribute nuclear<br />

instrumentation and in 1976<br />

completed a management buyout<br />

to form Alrad Instruments Ltd,<br />

with his wife Doreen as financial<br />

director. Among the early<br />

products sold were camera tubes<br />

from Mullard, which eventually<br />

allowed the company to diversify<br />

into scientific imaging and then<br />

into industrial vision as that<br />

industry grew during the 1980s.<br />

The Alrad Imaging name was<br />

adopted in the early 1990s and<br />

the company has been an active<br />

member of the UKIVA since<br />

then. Douglas and Doreen retired<br />

from Alrad in 1995 with sons Ian<br />

and Graham taking over running<br />

the business; Ian as managing<br />

director and Graham responsible<br />

for finance at the company.


12 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

New Machinery<br />

End of line range is a modular<br />

offer delivering reliable quality<br />

At drupa, Atlantic Zeiser<br />

demonstrated Digiline<br />

Versa, a new unit that<br />

combines serialisation and<br />

late-stage customisation in<br />

multiple colours.<br />

This, says the company,<br />

allows considerable stock<br />

reduction of preprinted box<br />

formats and significant saving<br />

potential to be realised,<br />

especially for high value<br />

products that are marketed<br />

in small quantities.<br />

The basis for this system is<br />

an integrated comprehensive<br />

solution with integrated Unique<br />

Code Software. “With Digiline<br />

Versa, it is now possible to<br />

print flat or even already-glued<br />

carton boxes with all of the<br />

necessary labelling, including<br />

serialisation, just-in-time and in<br />

multiple colours,” says Helmut<br />

Schneider, product group<br />

manager pharma & packaging<br />

solutions at Atlantic Zeiser.<br />

“In this way, the costs for<br />

logistics and warehousing<br />

can be minimised, particularly<br />

with production lot sizes<br />

reducing constantly.”<br />

For this purpose, Digiline<br />

Versa is equipped with high<br />

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Digiline Versa provides an efficient, safe and error-free serialisation solution<br />

quality ink jet technology,<br />

for a pin sharp print result at<br />

a speed of 50 metres a minute.<br />

The ink used is resistant<br />

to water, alcohols and other<br />

solvents. With the scalable<br />

printing width, a diverse<br />

range of box formats can<br />

be processed: up to 300mm<br />

in width. Furthermore, it is<br />

also equipped with Unique<br />

Code Software that allows<br />

serialisation according<br />

to existing and future<br />

serialisation regulations<br />

without duplications and with<br />

process reliability.<br />

The integrated camera<br />

system verifies the print<br />

quality of the Late-Stage<br />

Customisation and subsequent<br />

labelling, as well as the<br />

serialisation and then hands<br />

over the inspection results<br />

to the machine controller to<br />

ensure quality.<br />

The Unique Code Software<br />

included in the package<br />

ensures that no duplicated<br />

serial numbers are assigned<br />

or printed. At the same time,<br />

all coded serial numbers are<br />

permanently and securely<br />

stored in the database for<br />

later usage. Thus contract<br />

manufacturing organisations<br />

and also pharmaceutical<br />

companies are able to fulfil<br />

the requirements for product<br />

quality and reporting of<br />

production data.<br />

Furthermore, the software<br />

allows production orders to<br />

be distributed across several<br />

machines, interrupted if<br />

necessary and redistributed,<br />

in a risk-free manner.<br />

It also helps with production<br />

planning.<br />

In operation, the overview<br />

of machines and orders is<br />

always maintained with the<br />

integrated order management<br />

functions – even if several<br />

machines are used in parallel<br />

or at different locations.<br />

T 01264 324222<br />

W www.atlanticzeiseruk.com<br />

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www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 13<br />

Resealable option is now easier<br />

to retrofit to existing wrappers<br />

The developer of the<br />

original zip applicator<br />

for resealable packaging<br />

has revisited the technology<br />

to make it easier to fit to flow<br />

wrappers while also taking<br />

up less space.<br />

Managing director of Line<br />

Equipment John Blashkiw<br />

developed the first Reseal<br />

360XM zip applicator in<br />

conjunction with Zip Pak.<br />

“The original zip applicator<br />

was developed to work<br />

with the zipper technology<br />

that existed at the time,”<br />

he explains, “but Zip Pak<br />

has not stood still with its<br />

development of zips, and the<br />

advent of a single self-closing<br />

zip, without the need for a<br />

separate male and female<br />

band, has allowed me to<br />

re-visit the zip applicator and<br />

how it works.”<br />

EASE OF FITTING<br />

This re-visit, he says, has led<br />

to a leap forward in the zip<br />

applicator’s ease of fitting.<br />

“With the ability to run the<br />

applicator with rotary jaws in<br />

the transverse direction,<br />

it can now be retrofitted to<br />

flow wrappers more easily<br />

and also takes up less space,”<br />

says Blashkiw.<br />

“Existing packaging<br />

companies who want to look<br />

at the option of adding<br />

resealable closures without<br />

starting from scratch should<br />

talk to us,” he tells Machinery<br />

Update. “In most cases,<br />

retrofitting a zip applicator<br />

will not disrupt an existing line.<br />

“We have retrofitted a zip<br />

applicator to machines that<br />

are well over 20 years old and<br />

they are running on all the<br />

major makes of machine,<br />

both horizontal and vertical<br />

form, fill and seal,” he says.<br />

“We can work on bepoke<br />

solutions for customers.”<br />

T 01773 717007<br />

W www.lineequipment.co.uk


14 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

New Machinery<br />

Processing equipment<br />

benefits veg handling<br />

The drum tipper is available in<br />

various mild steel finishes or as<br />

an all-stainless steel unit<br />

Mobile drum<br />

tipper for<br />

clean transfer<br />

A new TIP-TITE mobile drum<br />

tipper from Flexicon allows dust<br />

free transfer of bulk materials from<br />

drums into process equipment<br />

and storage vessels.<br />

Ready to plug in and run, it is<br />

mounted on a mobile frame with<br />

quick action floor jacks for stable<br />

operation anywhere in a plant.<br />

An hydraulic cylinder raises the drum<br />

carriage which seals the drum<br />

rim against a discharge cone,<br />

after which a second hydraulic<br />

cylinder tips the carriage hood<br />

assembly and drum, stopping at a<br />

predetermined dump angle of 45,<br />

60 or 90 degrees with a motion<br />

dampening feature.<br />

As the assembly approaches its<br />

fully tipped position, the outlet of<br />

the discharge cone mates with a<br />

gasketed receiving ring inlet fitted<br />

to existing process equipment or<br />

to the lid of an optional hopper<br />

with integral pneumatic, tubular<br />

cable or flexible screw conveyor,<br />

creating a dust tight seal.<br />

Once the discharge cone is<br />

seated against the gasket, a<br />

pneumatically actuated slide gate<br />

valve opens, allowing material to<br />

enter the receiving vessel.<br />

The unit accommodates drums<br />

from 114 to 208 litres weighing<br />

up to 340kg and measuring<br />

between 91 and 122cm in height.<br />

An optional pneumaticallyactuated<br />

vibrator on the<br />

discharge cone promotes<br />

complete evacuation of<br />

non-free flowing materials.<br />

T 01227 374710<br />

W www.flexicon.co.uk<br />

The latest additions to Tong’s range allows the company to offer the complete vegetable processing solution<br />

Tong Engineering has<br />

announced a new range<br />

of vegetable processing<br />

equipment to be added to the<br />

company’s existing portfolio<br />

of processing machinery<br />

following its partnership<br />

with Netherlands-based<br />

food processing equipment<br />

manufacturer Marcelissen.<br />

The new range of equipment<br />

will enable Tong to integrate<br />

additional processes within<br />

its vegetable handling lines,<br />

including crop peeling,<br />

cutting and slicing as well as<br />

slither removal and optical<br />

grading of peeled product.<br />

“With the prepared<br />

produce market continuing<br />

to experience growth in-line<br />

with ongoing consumer trends<br />

towards convenience products,<br />

Tong has seen an increase in<br />

demand for turnkey vegetable<br />

peeling and processing<br />

installations,” explains<br />

Charles Tong, chairman at<br />

Tong Engineering. “With this<br />

in mind, we made the decision<br />

to identify a reliable partner<br />

who could offer us a broader<br />

range of equipment specifically<br />

designed for the peeling and<br />

processing sector.<br />

“Marcelissen were a<br />

natural choice for us as we<br />

have worked with its peeling<br />

and processing equipment<br />

previously, and are now<br />

very pleased to be appointed<br />

UK distributor of its highlyrespected<br />

machines,” he<br />

continues. “From a range of<br />

vegetable peelers, to cutting<br />

machines, slither removers<br />

and optical grading equipment<br />

designed specifically for peeled<br />

crop, the new additions to our<br />

existing processing range will<br />

bring our customers even more<br />

processing options.”<br />

HIGHEST YIELD<br />

Bob Truen, sales manager<br />

at Marcelissen says the<br />

company’s equipment<br />

ensures the highest yields<br />

for customers, with minimal<br />

waste and exceptionally low<br />

maintenance. “What’s more,<br />

our peelers not only enhance<br />

the finished appearance of<br />

crop, but also help to triple<br />

product shelf life,” he says.<br />

The vegetable peelers are<br />

suitable for use on a wide<br />

range of crops including<br />

potatoes, onions, carrots and<br />

parsnips. The company’s<br />

drum roller peeler gives<br />

customers a perfectly round<br />

peeled finish with minimal<br />

waste. Finished quality is<br />

controlled and fine-tuned<br />

within the machine’s controls,<br />

where peeling time, peeling<br />

intensity and rotation settings<br />

can be adjusted for the best<br />

possible results.<br />

Another popular peeling<br />

option is the knife peeler,<br />

which gives a high quality<br />

hand-peeled finish, making<br />

the peeled crop look more<br />

authentic.<br />

Marcelissen also offers a<br />

number of vegetable cutters<br />

that suit a wide variety of<br />

throughput requirements.<br />

From high capacity hydro<br />

cutters, to 3D cutters and<br />

belt slicing machines,<br />

there is a cutting machine to<br />

suit all types of vegetables.<br />

Removing ‘slither’ from crop<br />

after processing helps to<br />

ensure crop is in optimum<br />

condition prior to packing<br />

and the company’s slither<br />

removers are capable of<br />

effectively processing up to<br />

20 tonnes of crop per hour.<br />

T 01790 752771<br />

W www.tongengineering.com


New Machinery<br />

www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 15<br />

Combination unit<br />

provides quality<br />

assurance in one<br />

Loma is highlighting the benefits<br />

of integrating its newly launched<br />

X5c x-ray machine and its well<br />

proven CW3 checkweigher. The<br />

combination inspection detection<br />

system can be easily integrated<br />

where production space is<br />

limited and helps ensure food<br />

manufacturers continue to adhere<br />

to the latest BRC standards and<br />

retailer codes of practice.<br />

The compact x-ray machine<br />

can be bolted on to an existing<br />

CW3 checkweigher as one<br />

unit to provide effective critical<br />

control point detection, says<br />

the company. This combined<br />

system, including the reject<br />

facility, measures just 2.5 metres<br />

in length when fully integrated.<br />

The ‘combo’ unit is produced in<br />

stainless steel and offers IP55<br />

wash down design.<br />

T 01252 893300<br />

W www.loma.com<br />

The unit measures 2.5 metres<br />

Shrink wrapper delivers<br />

higher speeds for drinks<br />

The new Advance range<br />

from Ocme includes its<br />

fastest shrinkwrapper<br />

it has ever offered to meet the<br />

end of line needs of high<br />

speed canning and bottling<br />

lines across Europe.<br />

Called the Vega Advance,<br />

the machine can reach 150<br />

cycles a minute with film only<br />

and 120 cycles a minute with<br />

tray and film. But even at<br />

these speeds, a high quality<br />

finished pack is produced,<br />

says the company, while the<br />

entire system is very safe, and<br />

simple to use and maintain.<br />

“A fast changing market<br />

needs a shrink wrapper that is<br />

just as fast,” explains Federico<br />

Sartori, Ocme’s machine<br />

business unit manager.<br />

“The Advance range is<br />

designed to exceed the current<br />

standards of speed at the<br />

end of a line by matching the<br />

needs of our customers to have<br />

the fastest solutions available<br />

on the market,” he says.<br />

In operation, the container<br />

selection uses servo driven<br />

fingers and counter fingers<br />

while film cutting and<br />

automatic reel splicing are<br />

A fast changing market needs a shrink<br />

wrapper that is just as fast,” says Steve<br />

Wyard, director at Ocme UK<br />

via Ocme patented systems.<br />

Also, an energy saving kit on<br />

the heat tunnel offers energy<br />

savings of up to 28%<br />

in operation.<br />

This new machine can be<br />

integrated with an UGO robot<br />

for automated feeding of trays<br />

or pads, if required.<br />

“We are offering industryleading<br />

speeds to soft drinks,<br />

beer and water producers with<br />

this shrinkwrapper,” says<br />

Steve Wyard, director of<br />

Ocme UK.<br />

T 01635 298171<br />

W www.ocme.com<br />

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16 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

New Machinery<br />

Mandrel case former designed<br />

to provide optimised solution<br />

Smurfit Kappa is<br />

launching the SKMF 146<br />

mandrel case former<br />

designed to provide customers<br />

with an effective and<br />

optimised packaging machine<br />

solution combined with the<br />

flexibility to pack multiple<br />

design formats.<br />

In operation, the SKMF 146<br />

forms cases with precision<br />

by shaping them around<br />

a mandrel. This precision<br />

forming improves the<br />

efficiency of the entire<br />

packing line due to more<br />

reliable case filling, perfect<br />

case closing and straight<br />

stack palletisation, says the<br />

company. This results in<br />

better pack performance while<br />

minimising any supply<br />

chain risk.<br />

The SKMF 146 also offers<br />

brands owners the flexibility<br />

to change the design of their<br />

packaging to maximise<br />

shopper impact instore, where<br />

82% of purchase decisions<br />

are made. It can fold cases<br />

with 4, 6 or 8 corner designs<br />

and in various shapes so<br />

brand owners can modify<br />

existing packs. For instance,<br />

to have extra surface space to<br />

communicate brand messages,<br />

or develop a complete new<br />

pack to disrupt any shopper<br />

behaviour.<br />

The SKMF 146 mandrel case<br />

former is a highly versatile<br />

machine which can be used<br />

by different industries and<br />

businesses. One of the first<br />

users is Pernod Ricard.<br />

The Ricard plant in Lormont,<br />

north of Bordeaux, produces<br />

about 18 million litres per year.<br />

“Innovation is at the heart of<br />

our industrial strategy, which<br />

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Pernod Ricard are early adopters<br />

The case former from Smurfit Kappa can handle multiple design formats<br />

is why we did not hesitate to<br />

incorporate the first Smurfit<br />

Kappa SKMF 146 mandrel case<br />

former on our line 1 earlier<br />

this year,” says Alexandre<br />

Defrance, plant manager of<br />

the Pernod plant in Lormont.<br />

“Its novel design offers a<br />

good compromise between<br />

ergonomics, ease of access and<br />

simplicity of use, in line with<br />

our objectives of efficiency and<br />

flexibility of format changes,”<br />

he continues. “This new<br />

equipment is fully aligned<br />

with our pursuit of operational<br />

excellence.”<br />

Arco Berkenbosch, VP<br />

Innovation & Development<br />

Smurfit Kappa says the SKMF<br />

146 mandrel case former is<br />

another example of a total<br />

packaging solution for our<br />

customers from machine, to<br />

design to brand impact and<br />

supply chain efficiency.<br />

T 01454 328660/1<br />

W www.machinesystems.co.uk<br />

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www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 17<br />

Robotic pick and place cell will<br />

develop handling systems faster<br />

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Western Mechanical<br />

Handling (WMH) has<br />

invested in a vision<br />

guided robotic pick and place<br />

cell to further develop its<br />

commitment to the integration<br />

of robotics into its catalogue<br />

of food handling solutions.<br />

The unit is available for initial<br />

process approval trials at<br />

WMH’s premises in Cornwall<br />

or for longer, pre-production<br />

trials at a customer site.<br />

This standalone cell<br />

integrates high end conveyor<br />

technology with a Mitsubishi<br />

Electric RH-3FHR-Q Scara<br />

robot for high speed, high<br />

accuracy pick and place<br />

operations. Coupled with<br />

either Cognex or Scorpion<br />

camera systems for a full range<br />

of vision guiding functions,<br />

the unit is available for a wide<br />

range of pre-production trials.<br />

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The integral food quality<br />

conveyor benefits from height<br />

adjustment for seamless<br />

integration in line with up and<br />

downstream processes and a<br />

touch screen HMI offers multilevel<br />

user access menu driven<br />

control. The conveyor and<br />

robot is housed within a robust<br />

support frame which is fully<br />

guarded for safety.<br />

WMH can offer customers<br />

a range of end effectors<br />

including mechanical grippers<br />

developed for sausages and<br />

medical devices; contactless<br />

gripers suitable for crumpets,<br />

pancakes and other porous<br />

food stuffs and vacuum<br />

grippers for smooth products<br />

such as boxes and wrapped<br />

product.<br />

T 01579 383788<br />

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

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18 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

New Machinery<br />

Redesigned filling head offers<br />

increased efficiency for meals<br />

Apollo<br />

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• Can be easily<br />

networked<br />

and much more…<br />

The Apollo is fully compliant with ALL current Codes of Practice and is BRC 7 ready<br />

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T: +44 (0)1684 310000<br />

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Multi-Fill has redesigned<br />

its MPF filling head<br />

to increase efficiency<br />

in depositing ready meal<br />

components such as cooked<br />

long and short pastas, all<br />

types of rice, cut fruits and<br />

vegetables, prepared salads,<br />

and protein pieces.<br />

The new style filling head<br />

is approximately 50% lighter<br />

than the previous model<br />

which makes it easier to adjust<br />

the height of the filling head<br />

over the conveying line during<br />

production. It is also faster<br />

to disassemble, clean, and<br />

reassemble thereby saving<br />

valuable time.<br />

THE NEW FILLING HEAD IS<br />

50%<br />

lighter than the previous offer<br />

which brings user benefits in<br />

cleaning and line adjustments<br />

This feature is standard on<br />

new Multi-Fill multi-purpose<br />

filling systems, and all<br />

existing models and sizes can<br />

be retrofitted in the field. It is<br />

manufactured in 316 stainless<br />

steel and white UHMW plastic<br />

components; however, blue<br />

UHMW is available as an<br />

option, if required.<br />

The fillers are designed<br />

to be flexible and allow for<br />

improvements over time<br />

to adapt to ever-changing<br />

product line requirements.<br />

“The machines also provide<br />

customers with an exceptional<br />

return on investment,” says<br />

Gerry Lupton, managing<br />

director of UK agent F Jahn.<br />

MPF stands for Multi-<br />

Purpose Filler and, as<br />

volumetric pocket fillers, the<br />

machines dispense products<br />

by volume instead of by weight<br />

or by count.<br />

T 01606 889955<br />

W www.f-jahn.co.uk<br />

www.sparc-systems.com


www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 19<br />

The unit was launched at drupa<br />

Turnkey solution offers<br />

snack food sector gains<br />

In line folder/gluer<br />

is designed for<br />

complex pack tasks<br />

B&R Moll has developed the<br />

digi-mollPAK system – a<br />

compact in line folder/gluer<br />

designed to provide digital and<br />

commercial printers with fast,<br />

flexible performance for complex<br />

packaging projects including<br />

cartons and pillow packs.<br />

The folder/gluer is a compact<br />

system that incorporates many<br />

proven folding and feeding<br />

mechanisms developed by B&R<br />

Moll, including an open format<br />

system that facilitates quick<br />

changeover between jobs and a<br />

dual-stream capacity to enable<br />

multiple feeds. Positive feed<br />

control is provided by a bottom<br />

friction feeder that offers both<br />

continuous feed for regular stock<br />

as well as irregularly-shaped<br />

materials.<br />

The new system offers many<br />

of the same features found in the<br />

full-size Vantage folder/gluers.<br />

T 01268 560962<br />

W www.mollinternational.co.uk<br />

Rovema has launched<br />

a snack food concept<br />

which includes the<br />

BVR230 bagging system<br />

with integrated weigher and<br />

a picker module which is<br />

capable of reaching speeds of<br />

180 bags a minute. The control<br />

of the picker module and the<br />

weigher is mounted directly<br />

and also integrated to the<br />

bagger to allow the complete<br />

system to be operated by a<br />

single HMI.<br />

The Flexpicker case packer<br />

can handle weights of up to<br />

6kg and multiple cells can be<br />

joined together if required.<br />

It can be used in conjunction<br />

with any of the other Rovema<br />

VFFS machines to handle<br />

many different pack styles<br />

and can also be supplied<br />

as a standalone unit to be<br />

retrofitted to an existing<br />

machine installation.<br />

The motion profiles of the<br />

delta kinematics are calculated<br />

by the vertical bagger control to<br />

allow the picker to be coupled<br />

smoothly to the continuously<br />

driven infeed and discharge<br />

belts. The packaging process<br />

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No additional operator training is required for the weigher and picker<br />

runs smoothly and in an<br />

energy-efficient operation<br />

which is gentle on the product<br />

and machine, says Rovema.<br />

When changing the<br />

performance of the<br />

vertical bagger, the picker<br />

automatically adapts its<br />

movement profiles and the<br />

choice of the recipe will also<br />

be implemented in the picker.<br />

This shortens changeover<br />

times. All adjustments for the<br />

vertical bagger, weigher and<br />

picker are made on only one<br />

menu display (the HMI touch<br />

panel) as the same hardware<br />

is used throughout.<br />

T 01296 310490<br />

W www.rovema.co.uk<br />

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• Servo motor control operation<br />

• Small footprint<br />

• Quick change of pattern program via HMI colour screen<br />

• Low operating and maintenance cost<br />

• For UK and Euro pallet formats<br />

• Product placement accuracy +/- 0.5mm<br />

• Loads of 30kg achievable as standard.<br />

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T: 01480 382739 M: 07764 772965 E: andrew@maters.co.uk www.maters.co.uk


20 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Installation News<br />

Ensuring food safety with latest<br />

metal detection equipment offer<br />

Following successful<br />

trials against competitor<br />

machinery, Metal<br />

Detection Services (MDS)<br />

won the contract to install<br />

inspection equipment at<br />

Greencore’s Warrington site.<br />

The project has seen<br />

seven, twin headed systems<br />

comprising 14 conveyormounted<br />

detector heads.<br />

These heads are both ferrous<br />

in foil and MS21 multi<br />

spectrum technology and<br />

are all designed and built to<br />

the latest retailer codes of<br />

practice in operation.<br />

Before commissioning,<br />

factory acceptance tests were<br />

carried out at CEIA’s facility<br />

in Italy, where the units<br />

were built, before they were<br />

shipped to the Greencore<br />

site in the UK. Four project<br />

staff from Greencore, headed<br />

by project managers Neil<br />

Greenfield and Jon Bremner<br />

travelled to the Italian site<br />

to work with MDS managers<br />

David Hale and Pete Higgins.<br />

INCREASED RATES<br />

The systems are now installed<br />

at Greencore and have<br />

increased detection rates at<br />

the site. Indeed, Greencore<br />

has identified that the level of<br />

detection of ferrous materials<br />

and other contaminants has<br />

increased dramatically since<br />

The twin head CEIA system installed at Greencore’s Warrington site is fully compliant to all retailer codes of practice<br />

using the CEIA technology<br />

when compared to previous<br />

equipment. “Greencore has<br />

been able to reduce its test<br />

stick size by more than half<br />

with this new technology,”<br />

says David Hale of MDS.<br />

The success of these metal<br />

detection systems has seen<br />

Greencore ask MDS to quote<br />

for a further two units as part<br />

of an ongoing expansion<br />

project at the Greencore<br />

factory in the North West.<br />

“We are delighted with the<br />

functionality and performance<br />

of the CEIA metal detectors,”<br />

explains Jon Bremner,<br />

continuous improvements<br />

co-ordinator at Greencore.<br />

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“The introduction of these<br />

cutting-edge detectors ensures<br />

that Greencore Warrington is<br />

using the latest technology<br />

available to exceed our<br />

customers’ requirements<br />

for the detection of metal<br />

contamination,” he continues.<br />

“Both our technical team<br />

and our operators are<br />

impressed by how simple and<br />

user friendly the detectors<br />

are to set up and operate,<br />

despite their incredible<br />

performance.”<br />

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W www.mds.org.uk<br />

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22 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Installation News<br />

Pick and place delivers<br />

speed for bakery items<br />

RM Group has developed a high<br />

speed handling solution to arrange<br />

a variety of bakery products into<br />

a number of pack ready formats for the<br />

Village Bakery Group.<br />

The bakery wanted to “dramatically<br />

and reliably increase production handling<br />

capability and maintain very high quality<br />

standards” and has been delighted with<br />

the resulting system.<br />

“System performance is every bit<br />

keeping pace and we have been able to<br />

improve quality and consistency for<br />

our customer which has enabled us to<br />

meet peek demands,” explains Christien<br />

Jones, project director at the Village<br />

Bakery Group.<br />

To achieve the prerequisite speed and<br />

accuracy the company used Flex-Picker<br />

robots from ABB Robotics.<br />

Having reviewed various layout options<br />

with the customer, RM devised a ten<br />

robot system, split into two banks of five,<br />

namely ABB Flex-Picker IRB360’s with<br />

Pick Master 3 control. The system also<br />

incorporates six ABB high resolution<br />

vision systems which not only take<br />

advantage of the Flex-Picker’s accuracy,<br />

but also provide a high degree of quality<br />

Flex-Picker robots from ABB Robotics are used<br />

Product is picked and placed directly to conveyors<br />

inspection for shape and colour.<br />

In operation, product is conveyed away<br />

from the customers cooling conveyor and<br />

split between the two banks of five robot<br />

cells. Each robot is equipped with a<br />

Festo pick-up head which operates using<br />

the Bernoulli ‘non-contact’ principle.<br />

Product is picked and placed directly<br />

to Fuji flow wrapper infeed conveyors<br />

which have been integrated into the<br />

system along with Fuji card feeders.<br />

Smart logic programming of the<br />

assembled system ensures all packs<br />

entering the flow wrappers are filled<br />

with the correct product.<br />

All system components, including<br />

the flow wrappers, were shipped to<br />

RM Group’s Newtown factory which<br />

incorporates a 25,000sq ft testing<br />

facility. Here, the company was able<br />

to fully pre-build, rigorously test and<br />

snag the complete system, resulting in<br />

a smooth and fast installation at the<br />

customer site and a dramatically reduced<br />

commissioning period.<br />

Despite the high tech, high speed<br />

capability of this system, the operator<br />

has been provided with easy to use HMI<br />

touch screens, says the RM Group.<br />

“From the outset, RM Group inspired<br />

confidence,” says Jones. “Supported by<br />

ABB, they demonstrated a high level of<br />

expertise and technical ability.<br />

“We were kept fully advised and<br />

involved with trials at the design and<br />

development stage and the door to the<br />

RM Group factory was always open<br />

during manufacture,” he continues.<br />

“Also, the system was installed very<br />

efficiently with minimal disruption<br />

to our day to day operation.”<br />

T 01686 621704<br />

W www.rmgroupuk.com


www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 23<br />

Flow wrapper chosen for quick<br />

changeover and hygiene benefit<br />

PFM has delivered the<br />

first of its new Sirio<br />

flow wrappers in the<br />

UK to family-run Scottish<br />

bakers Tunnock’s where it is<br />

now employed on a range of<br />

multipacks and seasonal goods.<br />

These include Tunnock’s<br />

famous caramel wafer biscuits<br />

in 2x8 and 3x8 formats.<br />

With a variety of goods to<br />

handle, the stainless steel food<br />

standard machine was chosen,<br />

says managing director<br />

Boyd Tunnock, for quick<br />

changeover and hygiene.<br />

“Our previous machine was<br />

hard to adjust from one size<br />

to the next and needed an<br />

engineer,” he explains.<br />

“We wanted a wrapping<br />

machine that we could adjust<br />

much more easily and would<br />

be easy to clean.<br />

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“Each product has its<br />

programme held in memory<br />

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folding box simply adjustable<br />

by handwheel,” he continues.<br />

“The operation is so easy to use:<br />

we’re enjoying it,” he adds.<br />

The Sirio is a hygienic flow<br />

wrapper developed by PFM<br />

using a special machine build<br />

system that allows much easier<br />

and more effective cleaning<br />

than traditional designs.<br />

In place of the usual welded<br />

frame that supports principal<br />

machine components, the new<br />

IPS (independent perimeter<br />

support) approach from PFM<br />

employs a tubular stainless<br />

steel frame that not only<br />

provides support, but acts also<br />

as a conduit for electrical and<br />

electronic cables.<br />

In this way, the electrical<br />

cabinet is kept completely<br />

separate from the rest of the<br />

machine, potential dirt traps<br />

are virtually eliminated and<br />

steam cleaning is secure.<br />

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W www.pfmuk.com<br />

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24 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Installation News<br />

Automating the shipping labels<br />

process brings logistics benefits<br />

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Member of the NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Group<br />

Logopak International has<br />

partnered with Aramex,<br />

a leading global provider<br />

of comprehensive logistics<br />

and transportation solutions,<br />

to automate the application<br />

of shipping labels at its<br />

Colnbrook site.<br />

Under this strategic<br />

partnership, Logopak appointed<br />

Knapp as a turnkey provider<br />

to coordinate the system<br />

installation which also included<br />

an Erwin Sick VMS system<br />

and middleware from IDC.<br />

THE LABELLING SOLUTION<br />

MANAGES THE SYSTEM AT<br />

40<br />

parcels per minute in real-time<br />

Aramex transports parcels<br />

from international hubs to<br />

the UK and once the parcels<br />

arrive, they are loaded onto<br />

a conveyor for the Erwin Sick<br />

VMS system to measure the<br />

volume of each parcel in order<br />

for the company to determine<br />

which carrier to use. At this<br />

point, the original barcode<br />

is scanned to determine<br />

whether a new shipping label<br />

needs to be applied. If a new<br />

label is required, it is printed<br />

and applied in real-time by a<br />

Logopak 515 TBH.<br />

The parcels then continue<br />

along the conveyor to be<br />

sorted according to postcode<br />

and also courier.<br />

“Our extensive knowledge<br />

of e-commerce automated<br />

packing solutions was one<br />

of the main reasons for this<br />

important partnership,” says<br />

Howard Jagger, sales director<br />

at Logopak. “The Logopak<br />

labelling solution manages<br />

over 30 carriers and a 150<br />

different service levels at<br />

40ppm in real-time.”<br />

T 01904 692333<br />

W www.logopak.co.uk


www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 25<br />

TIJ coder is<br />

a reliable<br />

alternative<br />

A thermal inkjet (tij) coder<br />

from Rotech has proved to be a<br />

flexible, reliable and economical<br />

alternative to continuous inkjet<br />

coding at Paragon PE, a Cheshire<br />

manufacturer of sanitisation<br />

products. The versatile coder is<br />

being shared between two filling<br />

lines applying codes directly to<br />

plastic bottles as well as via labels.<br />

“We’d never considered thermal<br />

inkjet before but the coder supplied<br />

by Rotech has been a revelation<br />

- it’s an easy to use, economical<br />

system with an impressive costversatility<br />

ratio,” says Paul Ward,<br />

managing director of Paragon PE.<br />

With business booming,<br />

Paragon needed to upgrade its<br />

coding capabilities, and, given its<br />

negative experience of continuous<br />

inkjet printers, decided to<br />

invest in a second hot foil coder<br />

from Rotech. However, Rotech<br />

recommended a tij printer as<br />

Paragon wanted a versatile coder<br />

it could move between lines.<br />

“With tij, clean cartridge<br />

technology combines both<br />

head and ink, so you don’t have<br />

any downtime as a result of<br />

blocked nozzles, spillages and<br />

maintenance,” says Richard<br />

Pether, director at Rotech.<br />

For Paragon, Rotech specified<br />

the Bluhm Markoprint X1JET, a<br />

cost effective, compact print head<br />

for easy integration into existing<br />

production lines. And to ensure<br />

accurate code placement, Rotech<br />

custom built a stand on which to<br />

mount the coder.<br />

T 01707 393 700<br />

W www.rotechmachines.com<br />

Two further coders are on order<br />

Twentieth unit installed<br />

maintains flexible work<br />

Rovema has<br />

installed its<br />

twentieth<br />

packaging machine at<br />

Leicester-based Universal<br />

Flexible Packaging<br />

which, says the company,<br />

is testament to the<br />

quality of its equipment<br />

and the customer service<br />

it provides. The company<br />

has also supplied all the<br />

packaging machinery<br />

to Savoury & Sweet,<br />

producers of popcorn<br />

and healthy snack foods.<br />

The BVC260 Stabilo<br />

packaging machine is<br />

known for its flexibility<br />

and one machine that<br />

was installed over<br />

sixteen years ago into<br />

the Universal Flexible<br />

Packaging plant is still<br />

going strong. Rovema<br />

concentrates on the<br />

service support it offers to<br />

assist plant longevity and<br />

has five full time UK-based<br />

engineers whose role is to<br />

keep its machinery moving.<br />

“We are delighted to be<br />

taking delivery of our 20th<br />

Rovema flexible packaging<br />

To meet growing demand for<br />

juice and sports beverages,<br />

Coca-Cola Canners in South<br />

Africa has opted for a high<br />

performance hot filling line<br />

from KHS.<br />

As well as traditional Coca-<br />

Cola brands, the plant now<br />

also bottles iced tea, sports<br />

drinks and juices with and<br />

without fruit chunks.<br />

The new pulpy beverages<br />

could not be bottled on the<br />

two existing lines for PET<br />

bottles as the technology<br />

Rovema says making delivery of this 20th packaging<br />

machine is a milestone for the company<br />

machine, a clear signal of<br />

how pleased we are with<br />

the wide range of bag styles<br />

we are able to produce with<br />

this equipment,” explains<br />

Tinku Durrani,<br />

managing director<br />

of Universal Flexible<br />

Packaging and ceo<br />

of Savoury & Sweet.<br />

“We have forecast<br />

continued growth<br />

and expansion in<br />

<strong>2016</strong> and in the<br />

area of flexible film<br />

packaging we are<br />

also able to provide a<br />

stock and serve offer<br />

to our customers.”<br />

“We have had<br />

an excellent<br />

relationship with<br />

Universal Flexible<br />

Packaging since<br />

its incorporation<br />

twenty one years ago<br />

and are delighted<br />

to be working with<br />

Savoury & Sweet now<br />

too,” says Rovema UK<br />

managing director<br />

Graham Hughes.<br />

“Making delivery of<br />

this 20th packaging<br />

machine is a milestone for us.”<br />

The company is celebrating<br />

30 years in the UK this year.<br />

T 01296 310490<br />

W www.rovema.co.uk<br />

Coca-Cola is now using a customised hot fill<br />

system for juice and sports beverage ranges<br />

required for this is more<br />

sophisticated. Like other<br />

KHS block systems, the<br />

new line covers all stages in<br />

production from stretch blow<br />

moulding through filling to<br />

labelling, packaging and<br />

palletising.<br />

The key is in the detail,<br />

however as the line also<br />

processes fruit juices with<br />

a percentage of fruit pieces.<br />

These fruit chunks must not<br />

be damaged during filling; at<br />

the same time the low filling<br />

dosage tolerances must be<br />

adhered to. The company<br />

designed a line with two<br />

precision volumetric fillers.<br />

On this the fruit pieces are<br />

first bottled with a little juice<br />

before the second filler tops up<br />

the bottles with the rest<br />

of the juice.<br />

Up to 48,000 bottles per<br />

hour holding between 0.3 and<br />

1.5 litres can be filled on the<br />

new hot fill system.<br />

T 0121 713 6900<br />

W www.khs.com


26 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Installation News<br />

Pick and place system helps to<br />

increase efficiency at Viennetta<br />

In response to a request from<br />

Unilever Ice Cream UK to<br />

increase the tray placing<br />

efficiency for its Viennetta<br />

brand, Linkx Systems has<br />

developed and installed four<br />

bespoke, servo-driven pick<br />

and place tray systems at the<br />

company’s Gloucester plant.<br />

Misplaced trays were a<br />

big issue on the Viennetta<br />

production line as they<br />

cause product and machine<br />

contamination and force<br />

sanitation to clean the<br />

machines which in turn,<br />

results in downtime. Linkx<br />

therefore developed a solution<br />

that integrates with existing<br />

machinery. The result is<br />

increased product placement<br />

efficiency as in operation,<br />

efficiency has increased from<br />

3-10 misplaced trays per hour<br />

to fewer than one misplaced<br />

tray every 4 hours.<br />

An accuracy level of 99.99%.<br />

IMPROVED OPERATION<br />

“Viennetta is a very important<br />

product for us and we had no<br />

hesitation in appointing Linkx<br />

to help improve the operations<br />

on one of the biggest<br />

production lines in the plant,”<br />

says Barry Dunne of Unilever.<br />

“The bespoke pick and place<br />

tray systems have made<br />

Unilever wanted to<br />

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massive improvements in both<br />

its reliability and safety as<br />

well as being easy to<br />

use and maintain.”<br />

The new system<br />

The bespoke pick and place tray systems have made a massive improvement in both reliability and also safety<br />

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also prevents the need for<br />

any misplaced trays to be<br />

discharged, which caused<br />

production delays before its<br />

installation. Now, in the event<br />

of any misplaced trays being<br />

detected, the machine utilises<br />

the latest Allen Bradley<br />

Kinetix 5500 servo control<br />

system to stop the outfeed<br />

belts and to swap the vacuum<br />

pick to a secondary servo<br />

unit. The primary unit has<br />

the ability to then reverse and<br />

self-clear, before attempting<br />

to re-start running again<br />

automatically.<br />

Size change is fast and<br />

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Installation News<br />

Automotive assembly plant no<br />

longer overheats in the summer<br />

Colt International has<br />

solved the overheating<br />

problems created by<br />

automotive assembly<br />

production cells in the summer<br />

at a motor industry supplier<br />

and reduced the total cost of<br />

ownership at the same time.<br />

Following a detailed<br />

survey of the plant, a natural<br />

ventilation system was<br />

installed to complement the<br />

existing air handling units<br />

which reduced the power<br />

consumption associated with<br />

the climate control system.<br />

The company calculated<br />

that solar gain accounted for<br />

about 60% of the total heat<br />

load for the building which<br />

included a range of production<br />

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handling and spot welding.<br />

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NATURAL VENTILATION<br />

On this basis, a natural<br />

ventilation approach was<br />

adopted as the problem<br />

occurred mainly in the summer<br />

and all of the production<br />

activities were in the bottom<br />

half of the building allowing<br />

the natural buoyancy of warm<br />

air to be exploited. It involved<br />

installing over 40 Colt Seefire<br />

natural louvred ventilators into<br />

the roof light structure.<br />

“As the site is secure we were<br />

able to use existing doors at<br />

low level for inlet so reducing<br />

the investment costs,” explains<br />

Paul Langford, engineering<br />

director at Colt. “This approach<br />

also avoided any issues<br />

associated with noise produced<br />

by mechanical extract<br />

systems,” he says.<br />

The company says that<br />

energy use associated with<br />

running HVAC equipment<br />

might be considered to be<br />

relatively small and ‘lost’ in<br />

the overall site energy bill, but<br />

actually in practice these costs<br />

often add up.<br />

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www.machineryupdate.co.uk MACHINERY UPDATE 29<br />

Knives • Belts • Jaws • Bearings • Heaters • & more<br />

Sleeve wrapper is<br />

answer for herbs<br />

Bristol-based herb and<br />

spice manufacturer<br />

Bart Ingredients has<br />

continued with its programme<br />

of investment in production<br />

capacity with the purchase of<br />

an automatic sleeve wrapping<br />

machine from Adpak<br />

Machinery Systems.<br />

The machine purchased<br />

is an Adpak BP600 sleeve<br />

wrapper: a high specification<br />

unit that provides space<br />

saving benefits as well as<br />

saving time and labour<br />

required to pack products.<br />

The machine will be used to<br />

wrap collations of spices ready<br />

for despatch to the company’s<br />

retail customers including<br />

Waitrose and Ocado.<br />

“This is the third machine<br />

we’ve bought from Adpak who<br />

have really impressed us with<br />

their technical<br />

knowledge<br />

and the<br />

quality of their<br />

products,”<br />

says John<br />

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from Bart<br />

Ingredients.<br />

“This<br />

investment<br />

will enable us<br />

to ship more<br />

products faster<br />

by automating<br />

the packaging<br />

process – allowing us to<br />

keep up with ever increasing<br />

customer demand.”<br />

And sales office manager<br />

at Adpak Amanda Jenkins<br />

agrees. “For food manufacturers<br />

like Bart Ingredients, secure,<br />

well presented product<br />

packaging is vital but it must<br />

be achieved at a minimal<br />

cost,” she says.<br />

“The reliable automated<br />

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throughput rates, while<br />

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labour intensive end of line<br />

packing,” she continues.<br />

“The payback from the<br />

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Installation News<br />

Layer pad washer brings many<br />

operational efficiency benefits<br />

IWM (Industrial Washing<br />

Machines) has supplied<br />

a customised washing<br />

machine to Demes<br />

Palettenlogistik in Germany<br />

for washing and drying a<br />

variety of solid and corrugated<br />

plastic layer pads. The first of<br />

its kind, the all-new LPW600<br />

machine includes a pneumatic<br />

stacking system as well as<br />

PLC-based control, monitoring<br />

and reporting systems.<br />

Johannes Demes<br />

and his team at Demes<br />

Palettenlogistik are delighted<br />

with the performance and<br />

reliability of the custom<br />

designed layer pad washer.<br />

“I have had many years’<br />

experience with pad washing<br />

systems, and I can say without<br />

any reservations that the IWM<br />

machine is by far the most<br />

efficient and well-built that<br />

I’ve ever seen, says Johannes<br />

Demes. “It’s a superb piece of<br />

engineering and it is already<br />

helping us to boost our<br />

efficiency and profitability.”<br />

The company has a long<br />

history in supply chain<br />

management of pallets<br />

and layer pads for the glass<br />

packaging industry, and<br />

Once layer pads have been cleaned and dried, they are stacked onto pallets<br />

effective washing of the<br />

plastic layer pads (slip sheets)<br />

is crucial to the success of<br />

the company’s business.<br />

When its main plant<br />

in Stadtlohn was being<br />

upgraded, Demes contacted<br />

IWM as it needed a robust<br />

easy to use washer that could<br />

wash up to 600 layer pads<br />

an hour with a typical size<br />

of 1200 x 1000 mm and with<br />

varying thicknesses. IWM<br />

sales and design engineers<br />

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visited Demes operational<br />

sites in Germany and France<br />

to assess requirements<br />

prior to embarking on a full<br />

engineering design process.<br />

At the end of this<br />

preliminary analysis, IWM<br />

confirmed that the most<br />

appropriate solution would<br />

be a completely bespoke<br />

layer pad washer, designed<br />

for ease of operation and<br />

incorporating a special layer<br />

pad transportation system,<br />

intelligent monitoring and a<br />

pneumatic stacking system.<br />

A key feature of the<br />

proposed design was a<br />

continuous roller-driven pad<br />

transport conveyor system<br />

with spring loaded and<br />

individually driven rubber<br />

rollers.<br />

Pads are subjected to<br />

sustained jetting with hot<br />

water and detergent, which<br />

are both re-circulated from<br />

a storage tank. Energy costs<br />

and environmental impact are<br />

further reduced by making<br />

use of the hot water supply<br />

that is available throughout<br />

the Demes site. The water<br />

for this supply is heated by<br />

burning scrap wooden pallets<br />

that are too damaged for<br />

further use.<br />

To make full use of this<br />

low-cost source of heat,<br />

IWM arranged for the hot<br />

water to be circulated<br />

through specially designed<br />

heat-exchanger coils in the<br />

wash water tank, which<br />

significantly reduces the<br />

amount of electrical heating<br />

needed.<br />

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www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 31<br />

Facility upgrade includes doors<br />

that deliver safety and security<br />

Residential ceiling<br />

system manufacturers<br />

Armstrong World<br />

Industries (AWI) has<br />

refurbished and expanded<br />

its UK facilities, part of which<br />

has involved replacing the<br />

previous sectional doors on<br />

its goods in and out<br />

warehouses with SST<br />

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“This has been a phased<br />

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been an asset to our business,”<br />

explains Simon Pulford, plant<br />

manager at AWI’s Stafford<br />

facility. “Our warehouse doors<br />

are in constant use as a busy<br />

exporter of products abroad<br />

and the Efaflex doors have<br />

helped us secure our premises<br />

as well as ensuring the safety<br />

of our operatives.<br />

“We use a fork lift truck<br />

mounted transmitter which<br />

allows our drivers to activate the<br />

door opening,” he continues.<br />

“This is flexible and can be set<br />

to a 10 second to 5 minute delay<br />

– perfect for our needs.”<br />

The SST is the most popular<br />

premium offering within the<br />

Efaflex range, with its patented<br />

design and unrivalled door<br />

opening speeds of up to<br />

4 metres per second.<br />

Backed with a full service and<br />

maintenance programme, they<br />

are the product of choice for<br />

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www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 33<br />

Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Robotic automation<br />

in food may finally<br />

be coming of age<br />

With the introduction<br />

of the new living<br />

wage and the rise in<br />

the minimum wage,<br />

food producers are<br />

under more pressure than ever to<br />

focus on cost and the efficiency of<br />

their operations. And this, argues<br />

Peter Mellon, ceo of PWR Pack<br />

International is forcing them to<br />

look at robotic automation as a<br />

way of being more efficient and<br />

cost effective.<br />

“The market for robotic<br />

automation in the food industry<br />

in the UK is growing and<br />

investment in this sector has<br />

increased noticeably since the<br />

beginning of 2015,” he says.<br />

“Today, efficiency, productivity and<br />

reliability are crucial factors for<br />

food manufacturers to be able to<br />

remain competitive.”<br />

TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES<br />

Mellon also argues that as<br />

technology is advancing at a fast<br />

pace and robotic systems are now<br />

more reliable and affordable,<br />

customers are getting more<br />

confident in robotic automation as<br />

a way to increase efficiency.<br />

“The time for food producers to<br />

seriously consider robots as part<br />

of their production and packaging<br />

process is no longer the future –<br />

it is happening now,” he continues.<br />

You could argue that food<br />

manufacturing is facing a perfect<br />

storm driven by the living wage; flat<br />

line productivity and food deflation.<br />

Advanced automation and vision<br />

technology as well as robotics can<br />

help address these issues.<br />

Multivac UK is another<br />

company that is finding clients<br />

asking for robotics as part of their<br />

equipment offer. “We are seeing<br />

a lot more interest from customers<br />

interested in and considering<br />

automation in their processes,”<br />

says James Bedford of Multivac.<br />

“And interest does not seem to<br />

be tied down specifically to one<br />

particular segment as we are seeing<br />

Wage rises<br />

bring gains<br />

The RobotGrader<br />

combines<br />

weighing and<br />

pick and place<br />

technologies to<br />

grade products of<br />

varying weight<br />

and then pack<br />

them to a fixed<br />

weight straight<br />

into trays<br />

using a special<br />

gripper design<br />

enquiries from meat and poultry,<br />

fish/seafood and also bakery and<br />

dairy,” he tells Machinery Update.<br />

“Our H130, H150 and H240<br />

models offer our clients many<br />

benefits including repeatability,<br />

effectiveness, versatility and<br />

efficiency, as well as being easy<br />

to use.” Many PPMA members<br />

are now incorporating robotics<br />

into their packaging machinery,<br />

including Ishida with its latest<br />

RobotGrader launched last year<br />

(see photograph).<br />

And, of course, one of the<br />

reasons for robotics advancements<br />

is the development of improved<br />

Customers have learned<br />

about the proven technology<br />

and the benefits of robotics<br />

vision systems to guide them.<br />

For instance, Industrial Vision<br />

Systems (IVS) is now integrating<br />

its machine vision technology with<br />

the latest collaborative robots,<br />

also known as ‘cobots’, from<br />

Universal Robots. IVS is pitching<br />

the vision-enabled UR3, UR5 and<br />

UR10 models, which are supplied<br />

in the UK by RA Rodriguez (UK),<br />

at customer applications such as<br />

inspecting complex components,<br />

as well as providing positioning<br />

feedback to the robot (see page 68).<br />

This feature bears testament<br />

to the sheer volume of clever<br />

developments in the field of<br />

automation, robotics and vision<br />

systems. The next 36 pages are<br />

packed with new things happening<br />

in this area to help combat the<br />

increasing pressures on all<br />

manufacturers to both take out cost<br />

as well as increase the efficiency<br />

of their operations.


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Making robots<br />

an every day<br />

UK purchase<br />

Machinery Update talks to Mike Wilson, chairman of BARA<br />

(British Automation & Robot Association) about how robots<br />

can not only increase productivity but also up-skill workers<br />

Automation is a fast growing<br />

industry. Innovations, in all<br />

forms of automation including<br />

robotics, are here to stay,<br />

and continue to transform<br />

the global economy. “Our challenge<br />

is to ensure UK manufacturing makes<br />

the most of this opportunity and grows<br />

in competitiveness and strength by<br />

the successful application of these<br />

technologies,” says Mike Wilson,<br />

chairman of BARA.<br />

By embracing robotics, businesses<br />

can up-skill their current workforce and<br />

increase productivity, he says.<br />

A study looking at potential growth in<br />

productivity and employment, undertaken<br />

by the Copenhagen Business School<br />

‘Automation, labour productivity and<br />

employment – a cross country comparison’<br />

found that UK productivity would increase<br />

by 22.3% if it was as automated as the most<br />

automated country of those surveyed<br />

(the EU and Japan). This is backed up<br />

by a recent report from Barclays Bank –<br />

‘Future Proofing UK Manufacturing’ which<br />

illustrates that the use of robots can create<br />

a more efficient, highly skilled and flexible<br />

workforce in the long term.<br />

The Barclays report also indicates<br />

that the increased productivity through<br />

robotic automation can lead to a growth<br />

in jobs. It suggests that even an increase<br />

of £1.24bn in automation investment<br />

could raise the overall value of the<br />

manufacturing sector by £60.5bn, leading<br />

to an estimated 33,000 manufacturing<br />

jobs by 2020 and 73,000 jobs by 2025.<br />

It is vital that the UK overcomes its<br />

tentative approach to robotics, in order to<br />

address the productivity crisis.<br />

Wilson says we have a choice going<br />

forward: we can either make people work<br />

harder and longer or we can apply the<br />

latest technologies that enable them to<br />

work smarter.<br />

UK PRODUCTIVITY IS LOWER<br />

The productivity of the UK manufacturing<br />

sector has grown by only 0.6 per cent each<br />

year between 2010 and 2015, whereas<br />

France has seen a growth of 2% and<br />

the US an impressive 9%. The UK’s car<br />

makers have seen their productivity grow<br />

well beyond the UK average and are now<br />

producing 11.5 vehicles per employee per<br />

year, compared to 9.3 in 2009. One of the<br />

major drivers for this impressive increase<br />

is their significant investment in robot<br />

automation.<br />

The International Federation of<br />

Robotics (IFR) measures robot density,<br />

which is the number of robots per 10,000<br />

employees. Excluding the automotive<br />

industry, the UK has 31 robots per 10,000<br />

employees, compared with countries<br />

like Germany which has 161 robots<br />

per 10,000 employees. The growing<br />

SUMMARY<br />

EMBRACE ROBOTS<br />

Several international surveys have<br />

outlined the benefits of adopting<br />

robotic technology which include:<br />

■ ■ Up-skilling your current workforce<br />

■ ■ Increasing productivity in double digit terms<br />

■ ■ Keeping up with global competitor standards<br />

■ ■ UK lags behind Europe in robot uptake<br />

■ ■ Finance is quoted as a problem but it<br />

doesn’t have to be as banks will lend<br />

■ ■ Lack of engineering skills can be tackled<br />

■ ■ Collaborative robots are accessible to all<br />

UK automotive industry, by comparison,<br />

uses 734 robots per 10,000 employees.<br />

This indicates that outside of the<br />

automotive sector at least, the UK is still<br />

a long way behind most of our major<br />

industrial competitors.<br />

This demonstrates the challenge we<br />

face. Our experience has found that<br />

introducing robotics to the production<br />

line delivers significant benefits,<br />

through increased productivity and<br />

efficiency, thereby reducing operating<br />

costs and improving return on capital,<br />

as well as improving product quality


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Feature: Name here<br />

The UK’s car makers have seen their productivity grow well beyond the UK average and one of the drivers of this success is their robot investment<br />

and consistency. To be competitive on<br />

a global basis all of our manufacturing<br />

businesses need to look seriously at their<br />

manufacturing operations to determine<br />

how they can make best use of robot<br />

automation to gain the benefits that are<br />

being achieved by their competitors.<br />

There are often three issues cited as the<br />

main barriers to increased use of robots:<br />

• lack of skills,<br />

• lack of awareness of the benefits, and<br />

• difficulties accessing finance.<br />

Taking the finance issue first, the<br />

problem is not a lack of available finance<br />

it is more of an attitude to security. There<br />

are many companies with significant<br />

cash resources and most of the banks<br />

are very willing to provide appropriate<br />

financial packages to assist investment.<br />

The problem relates to the financial<br />

crisis of 2008-2009 and many businesses<br />

remain highly conservative with regard<br />

to investment plans.<br />

There are many SMEs within the<br />

manufacturing industry who believe<br />

that robots are not appropriate for them.<br />

Latest collaborative<br />

robots offer different<br />

industries options<br />

They have a perception that they are<br />

expensive, difficult to use and don’t offer<br />

the skills they require. However, none of<br />

that is true, and we would encourage all<br />

companies to review their manufacturing<br />

operations and investigate where robots<br />

could provide a benefit. BARA and its<br />

members would be very happy to assist.<br />

SUPPORT PRACTICAL TEACHING<br />

The lack of skills is more of a challenge.<br />

It has been predicted there will be 257,000<br />

vacancies in engineering by 2022.<br />

We continue to urge the Government to<br />

support the practical teaching of core<br />

manufacturing and engineering skills<br />

in universities, schools and further<br />

education colleges. In addition, we believe<br />

the Government should work with the<br />

industry to finance educational robotics<br />

packages which would inspire and<br />

educate the engineers of the future.<br />

All businesses can also help by<br />

interacting with their local colleges to<br />

encourage them to provide the facilities<br />

and training necessary to provide a<br />

pipeline of skilled engineers for the future.<br />

Meanwhile, the introduction of<br />

collaborative robots, which can<br />

work alongside people, provides an<br />

opportunity to introduce robots to<br />

operations which were previously<br />

considered inappropriate. A collaborative<br />

robot can undertake the repetitious jobs<br />

while its human co-workers focus on<br />

the more intricate operations.<br />

They also open up robotics to businesses<br />

that haven’t utilised them in the past; that<br />

need flexibility; and that need to integrate<br />

automation more effectively than was the<br />

case previously.<br />

The ease of integration and the flexibility<br />

provided makes these robots particularly<br />

suited to SMEs.<br />

A study by the IFR found that as well<br />

as increasing industry competiveness,<br />

the growth in robotics technologies will<br />

create more than two million jobs in<br />

the next eight years. Importantly, using<br />

robotics can make it as cost effective<br />

for a company to remain in the UK as<br />

to outsource to a lower cost country in<br />

Asia or Europe. It may also allow some<br />

companies to reshore operations that had<br />

previously been outsourced.<br />

It also provides the opportunity for<br />

innovation and up-skilling within a<br />

company as well as improving overall<br />

worker safety.<br />

We want the UK to benefit from the<br />

increased competitiveness and growth<br />

that can result from investment in robot<br />

automation. However, we are currently<br />

lagging behind the rest of the world so<br />

we need to catch up to secure jobs for<br />

the future.<br />

T 020 8773 8111<br />

W www.bara.org.uk


SURPRISED?<br />

YES,THE FUTURE CAN<br />

BE THIS COMPACT.<br />

The latest generation of<br />

our TLM machines.<br />

Our aim is to introduce innovations on a regular basis that actually warrants the name ‘innovation’.<br />

Like the latest generation of our TLM packaging machines that is setting new standards yet again.<br />

With less mechanical parts and more intelligent control, these machines are not only more powerful<br />

and more cost-effective – they also require less space. Brought together by our patented Transmodul,<br />

numerous functions can be set up in parallel and with a very small footprint. More on the future of<br />

packaging technology at www.schubert-magazine.com


38 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Vision systems<br />

that are seeing<br />

the invisible<br />

Machinery Update talks to UK Industrial Vision Association<br />

(UKIVA) members about the increasing use of applications<br />

featuring wavelengths of light outside the normal visible range<br />

There is an increasing use of<br />

vision applications featuring<br />

wavelengths of light outside<br />

the normal visible range,<br />

according to UKIVA members.<br />

The most popular wavelength range is the<br />

infrared including the newer technique<br />

of hyperspectral imaging, which can<br />

also provide chemical compositional<br />

information. There are also applications<br />

using uv light.<br />

INFRARED IMAGING<br />

The ‘near infrared’ (NIR) runs from<br />

wavelengths of around 750nm to 1μm and<br />

is easy to detect with conventional CCD<br />

sensors. NIR radiation allows subsurface<br />

features of an object to be viewed,<br />

revealing otherwise unobservable<br />

defects. Since some dyes and inks appear<br />

transparent to NIR illumination, it can<br />

be possible to inspect products through<br />

printed packs. It may also be chosen for<br />

imaging applications where the ambient<br />

light is subject to large fluctuations.<br />

‘Short wave infrared’ (SWIR) extends<br />

from around 1 - 5µm, but many cameras<br />

are optimised to operate in the 0.9 – 1.7µm<br />

region. Since silicon is transparent to these<br />

wavelengths, these cameras need special<br />

detectors (often Indium Gallium Arsenide,<br />

InGaAs) but it also makes them useful in<br />

semiconductor applications where they<br />

can ‘look through’ silicon layers. Water,<br />

however, strongly absorbs infrared light in<br />

this region, making it appear opaque in an<br />

infrared image. InGaAs detectors can also<br />

detect infrared radiation emitted by hot<br />

objects (>250deg C), and when calibrated<br />

can measure temperature from 250deg C<br />

to 1800deg C.<br />

NIR APPLICATIONS<br />

Vision systems integrator Olmec UK<br />

has designed an end of line system<br />

for inspection of woundcare product<br />

packaging. At an NIR wavelength of 880nm<br />

the paper packaging material transmits<br />

far more light than the products inside,<br />

allowing their presence and position to be<br />

easily verified including whether any are<br />

trapped in the package seal.<br />

NIR can also be used in combination<br />

with conventional imaging, often in<br />

special dual channel cameras to allow<br />

simultaneous imaging of, say, the print<br />

on a plastic package as well as the<br />

material inside. NIR is also particularly<br />

important in the inspection of foods<br />

such as fruit, vegetables, nuts and meat,<br />

allowing checks to be made for early signs<br />

of subsurface decay, mechanical bruising<br />

and pest damage.<br />

Using NIR in applications to overcome<br />

ambient light variations has been<br />

illustrated by Scorpion Vision in an<br />

application to inspect punched steel<br />

plates used in the production of high<br />

quality industrial wheels. Given the size<br />

and weight of each wheel, the process<br />

must be carried out by robots.<br />

The inspection takes place in a<br />

factory that experiences fluctuating<br />

levels of natural sunlight. By using NIR<br />

illumination to illuminate these plates<br />

from both above and beneath as well as<br />

using different illumination combinations;<br />

a composite image of the steel plate is<br />

created which is independent of the<br />

ambient light and in which all of the<br />

required criteria are visible for inspection.<br />

SWIR APPLICATIONS<br />

The strong IR absorption by water in<br />

SWIR imaging allows easy checking<br />

of fill levels of water-based liquids in<br />

bottling applications. Another interesting<br />

application area is that of identifying<br />

water distribution in plants in order to<br />

improve crop yields.<br />

Allied Vision has worked with<br />

LemnaTec GmbH, a specialist in<br />

laboratory automation systems, to<br />

integrate SWIR imaging into systems<br />

used to provide data on plant growth,<br />

root development, water absorption and<br />

drying, and photosynthesis in living<br />

plants, since aqueous areas within a plant<br />

appear darker.


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Feature: Name here<br />

SWIR inspection of semiconductor (from Alrad)<br />

Detecting cracks during glass jar manufacture by SWIR imaging (Courtesy of Alrad Imaging)<br />

The transparency of silicon to SWIR<br />

radiation facilitates semiconductor and<br />

solar cell inspection. SWIR cameras from<br />

Alrad Imaging have been used to detect<br />

impurities in semiconductor crystal<br />

ingots and cracks in polycrystalline<br />

material. 3D wafer inspection or dicing,<br />

microscope inspection of structures<br />

or wafer alignment and BGA soldering<br />

check through silicon are other typical<br />

applications seen.<br />

High temperature imaging makes<br />

SWIR very useful in the inspection of<br />

hot glass materials early in fabrication.<br />

This includes control of temperature<br />

uniformity during forming and cooling<br />

and the detection of defects such as cracks,<br />

breakage, tamper, contaminants and<br />

chips. SWIR can also be used in welding<br />

applications, since neither the weld pool or<br />

the solidified melt (at 1.2 µm) are obscured<br />

by plasma and metal vapour (at 600 nm).<br />

Altec Engineering has manufactured<br />

a machine to laser weld a plastics<br />

component housing and lid in safety<br />

critical ‘impact sensors’ for motor vehicles.<br />

SWIR imaging during the welding cycle<br />

verifies the heat is generated in the correct<br />

weld path and for the desired time.<br />

UV IMAGING<br />

UV light is an integral requirement in<br />

making dyes fluoresce for imaging.<br />

Sick has designed a system for LOT code<br />

reading on a glass fragrance bottle for a<br />

well-known brand of perfume to prove that<br />

the product is legitimate and not a bootleg.<br />

The code is inkjet printed on the underside<br />

of the bottle using a UV tracer ink (invisible<br />

to the human eye) after it is filled with<br />

fragrance. The vision system uses an<br />

in-built UV LED at 395nm to allow the code<br />

to fluoresce and be detected reliably on the<br />

clear glass bottle even though the printing<br />

Here, we see detection of UV fluorescing lot code on perfume bottles (Courtesy of Sick UK)<br />

Hyperspectral imaging brings industry gains<br />

location has curved contours which can<br />

cause lighting reflections.<br />

<strong>MU</strong>LTISPECTRAL IMAGING<br />

Hyperspectral imaging opens up new<br />

and innovative inspection possibilities.<br />

The NIR absorption behaviour of organic<br />

objects can provide information on their<br />

chemical structure for identification<br />

and separation. Combining this spectral<br />

information from the scene with the 2D<br />

spatial information offers very powerful<br />

imaging capabilities. The technique<br />

can be used wherever ingredients and<br />

substances, which cannot be detected<br />

by conventional imaging, need to be<br />

identified and separated reliably.<br />

There are opportunities in the<br />

pharmaceutical and medical industries<br />

as well as for food processing, recycling,<br />

mining, wood processing and for<br />

document inspection. It can also be used<br />

for aerial imaging for agriculture.<br />

The multi channel images produced<br />

can be readily analysed using software<br />

such as MVTec’s HALCON available<br />

from Multipix Imaging. Processing of<br />

hyperspectral image data can also be<br />

handled using dedicated ‘Perception<br />

Studio’ software from Stemmer Imaging<br />

which enables the distinction of various<br />

characteristics (such as proportions of<br />

water and fat, types of plastic and chemical<br />

agents or other organic substances).<br />

T 020 8773 8111<br />

W www.ukiva.org


40 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Robotic chef is<br />

kitchen-ready<br />

OAL and the University of Lincoln has launched<br />

what they say, is a food making game changer<br />

OAL has been working with<br />

the University of Lincoln at<br />

the National Centre for Food<br />

Manufacturing to demonstrate<br />

to manufacturers the potential<br />

of what can be achieved with robotics<br />

technology in food preparation.<br />

The company has developed APRIL at<br />

the site, a robotic chef that allows users<br />

to scale up how chefs prepare restaurant<br />

food using flexible robotic cells. APRIL<br />

links proven cooking and materials<br />

handling technologies with automated<br />

robotic ingredient loading.<br />

APRIL manufacturing cells will<br />

emulate professional chefs providing<br />

the flexibility consumers desire in ready<br />

meals at a lower cost than traditional<br />

processing methods,says OAL.<br />

“Following discussion and analysis by<br />

industry experts, a 7 to 14% bottom line<br />

improvement could be achieved with<br />

the adoption of the technology within<br />

existing chilled food plants,” explains<br />

Jake Norman of OAL.<br />

Robotics can help food manufacturers<br />

in areas such as cost reduction,<br />

production flexibility, quality and<br />

consistency, food safety and traceability<br />

as well as scalability.<br />

FLEXIBILITY IS CRITICAL<br />

The flexibility of the system is critical<br />

in allowing soft reconfiguration to<br />

accommodate evolving consumer<br />

tastes; attempts at previously achieving<br />

automation have often missed this key<br />

component resulting in costly white<br />

elephants, says Norman.<br />

Robotic chef systems enable the use<br />

of multiple processing devices that<br />

aren’t restricted to a specific vessel. The<br />

interoperability of the system means it is<br />

very easy to add new cooking technologies<br />

at a low cost, while increasing utilisation<br />

of devices by processing in parallel.<br />

OAL says APRIL will improve food quality<br />

For instance, a new device can be easily<br />

added to a manufacturing cell to produce<br />

more exotic products.<br />

By creating gravity and removing the<br />

need for all pipework, pumps and valves,<br />

APRIL systems are designed to produce<br />

more consistent and better quality<br />

products, faster than current processes<br />

with significantly reduced ingredient<br />

wastage and energy costs, while taking<br />

up to 80% less factory space.<br />

“We are excited by the new thinking<br />

involved in the APRIL robotic chef<br />

approach,” says Simon Lushey, specialist<br />

food technical manager at M&S.<br />

“Modular robotics cells may transform<br />

food manufacturing kitchens, by<br />

breaking up processes in a different<br />

way, in doing so providing a step change<br />

in performance.<br />

Lushey believes the trigger for their<br />

introduction will be the ability to improve<br />

taste, consistency, quality and value of<br />

consumer products.<br />

T 01733 394700<br />

W www.oalgroup.com<br />

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Schubert has a new<br />

way to find and<br />

also rectify faults<br />

Anew type of tool control<br />

developed by Schubert<br />

is offering novel ways of<br />

data exchange within<br />

its TLM packaging<br />

machines. As UK sales director<br />

Mark Jocelyn explains, it allows the<br />

machine to ‘talk’ and offer feedback<br />

to the operator or technician to<br />

make their lives easier.<br />

“Not only does the WK5 controller<br />

make it easier for operators to run our<br />

TLM machines, but it also makes it<br />

simpler for line workers to maintain<br />

them,” he tells Machinery Update.<br />

During day-to-day operations,<br />

customers benefit from reduced<br />

downtime and reliable machine<br />

operation through clear error<br />

messages and reduced error sources.<br />

The WK5 also opens up entirely<br />

new development possibilities<br />

and, together with automatic tool<br />

exchange, it represents a further<br />

step towards fully automatic<br />

machine maintenance.<br />

Since the WK5 is essentially a<br />

bus enabling data to be exchanged<br />

between several users within a<br />

connection, additional information<br />

can also be transmitted – such<br />

as user-specific parameters,<br />

additional information or even<br />

maintenance information,<br />

depending on the type of sensor.<br />

For example, a light barrier<br />

can convey information on the<br />

degree of contamination or aging<br />

phenomena. This means that<br />

data on the probability of failure<br />

will be transmitted before it<br />

actually happens.<br />

Schubert has always looked<br />

well beyond pure mechanics when<br />

engineering its packaging machines<br />

with its VMS control system.<br />

Reliable mechanics, intelligent<br />

control and easily interchangeable<br />

robot tools have always been<br />

intrinsic to Schubert’s TLM<br />

machines, says Jocelyn.<br />

A further development is the<br />

first packaging machine designed<br />

without an electrical cabinet.<br />

Schubert System Elektronik (SSE),<br />

Predicting<br />

unit needs<br />

Ralf Schubert<br />

was looking for<br />

a solution to<br />

assign errors to<br />

a specific sensor<br />

or actuator on the<br />

TLM’s packaging<br />

robots<br />

a Schubert subsidiary, has brought<br />

the latest generation of the WK5<br />

tool control to market, which links<br />

the control level to the sensors and<br />

actuators of the lowest field level –<br />

ie the tools on the individual robots.<br />

“By using IO-Link, it is possible<br />

to transmit various types of<br />

data and more complex data<br />

to actuators or sensors with a<br />

single cable,” explains md Ralf<br />

Schubert. “Since each wiring can<br />

be a potential source of error, our<br />

new control prevents errors and,<br />

with its exceptional flexibility<br />

when exchanging data, it expands<br />

the development possibilities of<br />

Data on the probability of<br />

failure will now be transmitted<br />

before it has actually happened<br />

Schubert’s robotic tools,” he says.<br />

“With the WK5, we are bridging<br />

the IO-based, modern bus systems<br />

and a physically straightforward<br />

IO signal,” he explains. “This<br />

enables error messages to be clearly<br />

assigned,” says Schubert.<br />

The WK5 is designed such that<br />

every IO-Link-enabled component<br />

can be controlled. The new control<br />

technology opens the door for the<br />

development of further applications<br />

for Schubert’s robot tools.<br />

And, over the next few years, it<br />

will entail further innovations in<br />

the field of automated packaging<br />

applications, says the company.<br />

In essence, the WK-5 functions<br />

as a gateway for the connection<br />

of intelligent sensors and actuators<br />

on the robot arm, or on the<br />

changeable tool of a Schubert<br />

packaging machine.<br />

T 01676 525825<br />

W www.schubert-uk.co.uk


44 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Many<br />

manufacturing<br />

and processing<br />

companies<br />

have some<br />

production machinery that<br />

has been in service for a<br />

generation or more. In some<br />

cases, the machinery will<br />

have had little more than<br />

basic maintenance while in<br />

other cases there will have<br />

been periodic refurbishments<br />

and upgrades or even –<br />

occasionally – repurposing<br />

to a different task. Older<br />

machinery may also have<br />

had its motors rewound<br />

or replaced. When motors<br />

are replaced it is often with<br />

modern more energy efficient<br />

ones or may include the<br />

introduction of variable speed<br />

electric drives to improve<br />

efficiency and enhance<br />

capabilities.<br />

However, when it comes<br />

to the machine’s control<br />

system – slightly different<br />

dynamics come into play, says<br />

Jeremy Shinton of Mitsubishi<br />

Electric. Mechanical relays<br />

and switches may have<br />

worn out or been broken<br />

and been replaced. Solid<br />

state electronics however<br />

can appear to be virtually<br />

indestructible and sometimes<br />

seem to go on forever.<br />

Most industrial machinery<br />

is controlled by a PLC or<br />

similar controller (often<br />

forming a node within a<br />

larger control system). These<br />

can do their job so well for so<br />

long that they end up being<br />

all but forgotten by the plant<br />

engineers, who may then be<br />

taken unawares when the<br />

PLC does finally go wrong.<br />

It is not unreasonable for<br />

controllers to eventually<br />

develop a fault – for example<br />

in a PSU (power supply unit)<br />

or CPU (central processor<br />

unit) or a mechanical issue<br />

with a relay output card. What<br />

happens if it does stop? There<br />

are a multitude of things to<br />

consider, for instance:<br />

• How much does it cost per<br />

hour while the repair is<br />

being done?<br />

The greater diagnostic options built into today’s controllers deliver reductions in downtime while their increased<br />

programming capacity enables machinery enhancements which can lead to an increase in productivity<br />

Dealing with<br />

obsolescence<br />

Machinery Update talks to Mitsubishi Electric about<br />

maintaining/updating/replacing automation technology<br />

• Once fixed do you just<br />

forget about it until the<br />

next time?<br />

• Would you be better<br />

off replacing the whole<br />

controller with a new one<br />

and if so should you go for<br />

a like-for-like swap out or<br />

upgrade to a state of the art<br />

control unit?<br />

• If you upgrade, does this<br />

affect other parts of the<br />

control system and thus<br />

lead to more work and<br />

expense?<br />

Some manufacturers<br />

of PLCs are not good at<br />

backwards compatibility,<br />

so if you replace a unit<br />

that is say five years old,<br />

There are many benefits to<br />

replacing a 20-30 year old PLC<br />

such as new communication options<br />

you will probably also<br />

have to re-engineer other<br />

parts of the control system<br />

as well. However, other<br />

PLC manufacturers pride<br />

themselves on maintaining<br />

continuity with each new<br />

generation of controller.<br />

So for instance, Mitsubishi<br />

Electric A- and Q-series<br />

controllers manufactured<br />

back in the 1980s could be<br />

directly swapped out for<br />

today’s model PLCs at any<br />

time. Furthermore they were<br />

supported in terms of spares,<br />

user manuals, software etc all<br />

the way up to 2012 (basically


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over a generation). Post-<br />

1980s Mitsubishi Electric<br />

controllers are still being<br />

supported. “This is part<br />

of a cherished Mitsubishi<br />

Electric philosophy, in which<br />

customer support is focussed<br />

on maintaining clients’<br />

production,” says Shinton.<br />

Eventually there will come<br />

a time when clients decide<br />

to upgrade a controller. At<br />

Mitsubishi Electric, we have<br />

adopted a plug and play<br />

methodology to upgrading,<br />

which allows customers to<br />

replace their system in stages,<br />

at a time and to a schedule that<br />

is most convenient to them.<br />

To facilitate this, new parts<br />

are always sized and shaped<br />

so that they can fit into the<br />

space vacated by the old ones<br />

and reuse the existing fittings.<br />

This allows the parts to be<br />

swapped with the minimum<br />

expenditure of time and effort<br />

and means that any system,<br />

no matter how complex can be<br />

renewed one part at a time if<br />

necessary, he says.<br />

compared to having to start<br />

all over again. In fact many<br />

Mitsubishi Electric customers<br />

use this system to progressively<br />

upgrade their control systems<br />

and processes one step at a<br />

time, with minimum fuss and<br />

the confidence that they will<br />

be supported for years to come,<br />

says Shinton. Unsurprisingly,<br />

additional benefits often<br />

accrue while upgrading<br />

control equipment.<br />

T 01707 288780<br />

W www.mitsubishielectric.co.uk<br />

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Thus it is always possible<br />

to upgrade a system in a<br />

timeframe without disruption<br />

to production - even if the<br />

plant runs 24 hours a day six<br />

and a half days a week, in<br />

which case the project will be<br />

executed in small steps, each<br />

sized to be achievable in the<br />

small time slots available.<br />

Plants with limited<br />

shutdown periods can also<br />

utilise this upgrade method.<br />

There are few industrial<br />

projects where the first<br />

questions are not about<br />

costs and disruption to<br />

production. With Mitsubishi<br />

Electric’s thorough backwards<br />

compatibility, the cost of change<br />

is minimal – certainly when<br />

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See the difference that robot vision could<br />

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Stemmer Imaging<br />

is a key partner to<br />

equipment maker<br />

Dutch company Niverplast<br />

manufactures film<br />

packaging equipment<br />

for bread, meat, fish,<br />

liquids and non-food<br />

products that need to be packed in<br />

a bag and box. Bread packaging<br />

lines from Niverplast are equipped<br />

with machine vision technology<br />

from long term partner Stemmer<br />

Imaging for quality checking and<br />

counting to ensure that customers<br />

receive the correct quantities of<br />

perfectly formed bread rolls.<br />

The pre-baked bread (such as<br />

rolls or baguettes) is transferred<br />

from the freezer to the packaging<br />

machine conveyor either<br />

automatically or manually and first<br />

passes through a metal detector<br />

to check for any metal particles.<br />

The first machine vision inspection<br />

station then provides a quality<br />

check. Geometrical dimensions<br />

such as length and width of the<br />

baked goods are recorded and<br />

analysed which ensures that torn<br />

or broken pieces of bread can<br />

be identified and be automatically<br />

diverted away from the<br />

packaging line.<br />

In addition, the system also<br />

checks other parameters such as<br />

the grooves in the top of the<br />

baguettes to ensure these are correct.<br />

This presents a particular challenge<br />

since there are a number of natural<br />

variations here and the system needs<br />

to be able to distinguish between<br />

these and any unwanted cuts or<br />

indentations or the beginning of a<br />

break or tear in the bread.<br />

The vision inspection station<br />

features a combination of line scan<br />

cameras from JAI and matching<br />

line lights and optics allowing up to<br />

1300mm wide conveyor belts to be<br />

covered. All these components were<br />

supplied by Stemmer following a<br />

series of preliminary collaborative<br />

studies to determine the optimal<br />

combination of components.<br />

The inspection software was the<br />

result of an intensive in-house<br />

development by Niverplast, making<br />

Delivering<br />

no defects<br />

Bread packaging<br />

lines from<br />

Niverplast are<br />

equipped with<br />

machine vision<br />

technology from<br />

Stemmer<br />

use of tools in Stemmer’s Common<br />

Vision Blox image processing<br />

library, to allow the differentiation<br />

of the natural variations of the<br />

bread from genuine defects.<br />

This software also allows setting<br />

of the various measurement<br />

parameters according to the<br />

particular bread products being<br />

inspected and provides the<br />

flexibility to inspect bakery<br />

products of any size and shape.<br />

In addition to supplying the<br />

optical components, Stemmer<br />

also provided the PCs and various<br />

cables used in the system and took<br />

responsibility for integrating the<br />

Each vision inspection<br />

station allows up to 1300mm<br />

wide conveyors to be covered<br />

image processing software into<br />

Niverplast’s own graphical user<br />

interface.<br />

Product that successfully passes<br />

the quality inspection moves to<br />

a second vision-based counting<br />

station to ensure that the correct<br />

quantity of product goes into each<br />

box or bag for final packaging.<br />

Although this is optional, most<br />

customers choose to have this<br />

unit installed.<br />

On-going worldwide machine<br />

vision support for each installation<br />

is provided using fast remote<br />

internet diagnostic methods in<br />

addition to training for new and<br />

existing users.<br />

Further developments are<br />

currently in the pipeline between<br />

the two companies to add 3D<br />

imaging methods to the entire<br />

inspection process.<br />

T 01252 780000<br />

W www.stemmer-imaging.co.uk


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Controllers from<br />

B&R are making<br />

robots responsive<br />

B&R Automation and<br />

Comau recently celebrated<br />

the ten thousandth<br />

robot installed around<br />

the globe as a result of<br />

the collaboration of the quality<br />

of Comau products and the<br />

powerful and accurate control<br />

electronics from B&R. “Since<br />

2008, machine manufacturers<br />

and end users have benefited from<br />

excellent synchronisation and<br />

responsiveness of the combined<br />

system,” explains Nicholas Temple,<br />

marketing manager at B&R.<br />

“With the introduction of<br />

openROBOTICS, Comau and B&R<br />

are at the forefront of innovation<br />

once more and are creating perfect<br />

synchronisation between robots,<br />

machines, and production lines,”<br />

he tells Machinery Update.<br />

TOTAL CONTROL<br />

Traditionally, robotics and other<br />

automation auxiliary systems have<br />

relied on separate controllers or<br />

gateways. With openROBOTICS,<br />

the Comau robot is selected<br />

from B&R’s Automation Studio<br />

engineering software and simply<br />

added as additional axes of motion<br />

in the machine or production<br />

line’s program.<br />

Besides the ease of integration,<br />

openROBOTICS also enables all<br />

axes to rely on a single clock for<br />

perfect synchronisation which<br />

conventional solutions cannot<br />

B&R Automation’s Nicholas Temple<br />

Synching a<br />

partnership<br />

Perfect<br />

synchronisation<br />

between robots,<br />

machines and<br />

production lines<br />

is offered via<br />

the B&R and<br />

Comau tie-in<br />

achieve. This feature results in<br />

the end user experiencing fewer<br />

unplanned downtime interruptions<br />

due to out of sync axes and a<br />

single engineer or technician<br />

can commission, install, or<br />

troubleshoot a robot cell with<br />

knowledge of only a single software<br />

tool and engineering environment,<br />

namely Automation Studio.<br />

This solution is based on a<br />

full line up of Comau robots that<br />

handle payloads ranging from<br />

3 to 650kg.<br />

Combine this with B&R’s<br />

networked safety solution and safe<br />

motion hardware, says Temple,<br />

and line builders and machine<br />

manufacturers are able to unleash<br />

the robots from their cage and<br />

increase human robot collaboration<br />

with high payload robots.<br />

Robots offered by Comau<br />

can be unleashed from their<br />

cages with B&R’s solutions<br />

At the very least, robotic cell<br />

footprints can be reduced and<br />

worker productivity increased<br />

based on segmentation of the cell<br />

and improved safety reaction times.<br />

A demo cell has been erected by<br />

EngRoTec in Hünfeld Germany who<br />

has installed a similar solution at<br />

a large German automotive OEM<br />

for a boot lid installation onto the<br />

tailgate of a vehicle. The company<br />

found that by using openROBOTICS<br />

instead of a conventional solution,<br />

the safety response time of the<br />

system decreased from 430ms<br />

to 320ms. This represented in a<br />

greater than 40% reduction in<br />

the safe zone.<br />

“What makes B&R different<br />

is its constant investment in<br />

R&D, between 15-20% each year,<br />

and visitors to the PPMA Show<br />

in September will see results of<br />

this on the stand,” Temple tells<br />

Machinery Update. Indeed, it will<br />

be the first time many of these<br />

products will be shown outside<br />

of the Hannover Fair.<br />

T 01733 371320<br />

W www.br-automation.com


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Roger Harris is<br />

regional sales<br />

manager at Fanuc<br />

UK and here, he<br />

talks about what<br />

determines the choice of pick<br />

and place robot to handle<br />

product X at point Y on a line<br />

including what to consider<br />

when determining the best<br />

robot arm for the job.<br />

“Readers with robot-shaped<br />

gaps in their production<br />

lines could benefit from this<br />

brief overview of the main<br />

considerations,” he says.<br />

CYCLE TIME VERSUS<br />

SPEED<br />

Most manufacturers know<br />

that in relation to any type of<br />

equipment, ‘speed’ is often<br />

less useful as a concept than it<br />

might appear. This is as true of<br />

robots as it is of other machines.<br />

Most robots can be<br />

programmed to move extremely<br />

quickly – up to about 2,500mm<br />

a second, but they will need<br />

to ramp up to this top speed,<br />

and then slowdown from it.<br />

When the distance of travel is<br />

short, the arm will never reach<br />

maximum speed. Sometimes,<br />

we slow the arm down in order<br />

to reduce the cycle time.<br />

PAYLOAD<br />

A key element in productivity<br />

calculations will be the payload<br />

of the chosen robot arm, and<br />

how closely the integrator<br />

feels it is wise to approach the<br />

rated weight. For example, in<br />

a pick and place application,<br />

a magnetic end effector may<br />

be able to lift, say, 20 cans at a<br />

time. But choosing a smaller<br />

number may make more sense.<br />

This will avoid excessive stress<br />

on the bearings and joints, and<br />

so prolong the life of the robot.<br />

But remember to take into<br />

account the weight of the end<br />

effector. That is part of the<br />

payload, too. In fact, it can<br />

form a substantial proportion<br />

of that payload.<br />

COST AND RETURN<br />

ON INVESTMENT<br />

Where an individual product<br />

or format (especially in food<br />

With over 300 variants of robots, Fanuc offers guidance on selecting the correct robot arm for pick and place units<br />

Putting your<br />

best arm out<br />

Machinery Update talks to Fanuc about the criteria that<br />

should be used to specify the best robot arm for the job<br />

and drink) may only survive<br />

for two or three years, this<br />

ability to plan beyond one<br />

application is especially<br />

important when calculating<br />

return on investment (ROI).<br />

In fact, when a robot supplier or<br />

integrator visits a prospective<br />

customer, the first task is<br />

to determine whether the<br />

proposed process is viable at<br />

all. Will the customer actually<br />

see a return on its investment?<br />

Once that basic viability<br />

is established, the precise<br />

mechanics, detailed<br />

specification, layout,<br />

installation cost and ROI can<br />

be determined.<br />

It is because the working<br />

life of the robot is at the core<br />

of any ROI calculation that<br />

Looking after a robot starts with<br />

ensuring that you have the correct<br />

specification to begin with<br />

decisions about cycle time,<br />

payload and overall usage<br />

are of such importance.<br />

REACH AND NUMBER<br />

OF AXES<br />

If you are fortunate enough to<br />

be designing a new packaging<br />

line from scratch, then there<br />

should be few challenges<br />

in maximising efficiency<br />

and performance in the pick<br />

and place robot. But if the<br />

line already exists, you are<br />

going to have to conform to<br />

it. You may have to perform<br />

some ‘surgery’ on the line,<br />

but you would normally try<br />

to minimise this. It is not


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only cost which is typically<br />

kept to a minimum, but also<br />

disruption to the line and<br />

production.<br />

One important element<br />

in the calculations around<br />

a given pick and place<br />

installation will be the<br />

reach of the robot. Making<br />

changes to the line to require<br />

less stretch in the robot may<br />

improve productivity and<br />

therefore make sense in terms<br />

of total cost. It may also mean<br />

that a lower specification<br />

robot is needed.<br />

There is a general<br />

assumption that the bigger<br />

the robot, the longer the reach<br />

will be, and the heavier the<br />

payload. This ‘rule’ normally<br />

holds, even though there<br />

are exceptions.<br />

It is not only the required<br />

reach of the robot which may<br />

be influenced by the layout<br />

of the infeed and outfeed<br />

conveyors and of the robot<br />

cell as a whole. A 6-axis robot<br />

may be needed in applications<br />

which would otherwise suit<br />

four axes of movement because<br />

of unavoidable obstacles in the<br />

factory which the arm has to<br />

clear or negotiate.<br />

HYGIENE RATING<br />

While end of line robot<br />

applications will not demand<br />

any special hygiene ratings,<br />

manufacturers will have<br />

to pay special attention<br />

to requirements at the<br />

production stage, particularly<br />

if robots are pick and placing<br />

pharmaceuticals or ‘naked’<br />

food products.<br />

Not every model is available<br />

in all hygiene grades. Some<br />

6-axis robots may offer<br />

specifications to the splashproof<br />

IP67 grade but not to<br />

the full-washdown IP69K<br />

rating. On the other hand,<br />

pick-and-place delta robots<br />

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W www.fanuc.eu<br />

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

On the left is the meat joint and on the right is the resultant point cloud when using the 2D/3D scanning technology developed by wenglor<br />

Sensing the right sizes<br />

Machinery Update reports on the latest scanning technology launched<br />

by wenglor earlier this year to provide accurate portion cuts for foodstuffs<br />

The 2D/3D scanning technology<br />

wenglor demonstrated on its<br />

stand at Drives & Controls in<br />

April proved very popular with<br />

manufacturers and machine<br />

builders in the food industry thanks<br />

to its ability to help create an accurate<br />

sliced portion.<br />

According to James Mayo, company<br />

director of wenglor in the UK, visitors<br />

thought that the ability to scan up to<br />

360 degrees of the product with<br />

wenglor’s standard application software<br />

makes the technology ideally suited to<br />

volumetric measurements in the food<br />

industry. Visitors also learnt that the<br />

scanners are ideal for use on food because<br />

of the blue laser option<br />

which is perfect for accurate<br />

and reliable scanning of<br />

organic materials.<br />

PIONEERING<br />

With more than 25 years of<br />

experience and over 15,000<br />

installed solutions, the<br />

company says wenglorMEL<br />

is a pioneer in the field of<br />

two and three-dimensional<br />

object measurement.<br />

These 2D/3D sensors<br />

project a laser line onto the<br />

object to be measured and<br />

then record it by means of<br />

an integrated camera. Two<br />

and three-dimensional<br />

surface and volume profiles can then be<br />

calculated via software with the help of<br />

point clouds.<br />

The 2D/3D Profile sensors in the<br />

weCat3D series take advantage of the<br />

laser triangulation measuring method.<br />

After the laser line is projected onto the<br />

object to be measured the integrated<br />

camera records the line via the<br />

triangulation angle and so the sensor<br />

is capable of generating a precise<br />

height profile.<br />

Stringing these 2D profiles together<br />

along with position data via encoder on<br />

the sensor makes it possible to generate<br />

a 3D point cloud which can then be<br />

analysed by software. Thanks to its<br />

A typical four scanner system that can now be supplied by wenglor<br />

uniform open interface, the weCat3D<br />

series can be incorporated by means<br />

of the DLL program library or the GigE<br />

Vision standard without an additional<br />

control unit. Alternatively, wenglor<br />

offers its own software packages for<br />

implementing a bespoke application.<br />

These weCat3D sensors are available<br />

with red or blue laser light in laser<br />

classes 1, 2M, 3R and 3B.<br />

The standard VisionApp360 software<br />

assures full 360deg profile detection when<br />

using several weCat3D Profile sensors.<br />

The sensors can be synchronised and<br />

calibrated via the convenient user<br />

interface so they are ideally suited<br />

for volumetric measurements.<br />

“The application-optimised<br />

software is part of a perfect<br />

complete solution consisting<br />

of sensors, control unit and<br />

software and wenglor has the<br />

know how to make the system<br />

work in practice in the real world,”<br />

Mayo tells Machinery Update.<br />

“Possible applications for<br />

the sensor technology are<br />

limitless,” says Mayo, “and<br />

within the food and packaging<br />

sectors the current applications<br />

include completeness checks of<br />

various food products, volume<br />

measurement of packages and<br />

checking items on pallets.”<br />

T 01536 313580<br />

W www.wenglor.com


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

ABB talks about<br />

the advances made<br />

in robot vision<br />

The quest to mimic and<br />

incorporate human<br />

senses into robots to<br />

improve their efficiency<br />

has been, and continues<br />

to be, an ongoing one, says ABB<br />

Robotics, and one area in which<br />

particular breakthroughs have<br />

been made is in robot vision.<br />

By combining the latest HD full<br />

colour vision technology with<br />

intuitive software and integrating<br />

it into robots, it has been possible<br />

to open up an expanded range<br />

of production applications<br />

where robotic automation can<br />

be deployed.<br />

With these developments,<br />

robots in picking, pack and place<br />

applications can effectively<br />

‘see’ and recognise items on the<br />

production line by their size,<br />

dimensions, shape and colour,<br />

regardless of orientation.<br />

That this technology can bring<br />

significant benefits has already<br />

been demonstrated in a number<br />

of real-life projects by ABB.<br />

One example is on Kraft Foods’<br />

Roses and Heroes confectionery<br />

production lines, which each<br />

handle ten different types of<br />

chocolates. Using defined process<br />

lines at various locations within<br />

the plant, the products used to<br />

be boxed and transported to two<br />

manual packing plants located<br />

on different floors. Once the<br />

chocolates were tipped into their<br />

designated hoppers, the empty<br />

cardboard boxes were crushed<br />

and removed. Kraft decided that<br />

robotic automation could help to<br />

greatly enhance efficiency as well<br />

as reducing the generation<br />

of cardboard waste.<br />

ABB authorised value provider<br />

CKF Systems provided a solution<br />

- an automated robot system with<br />

vision controlled distribution.<br />

Four ABB IRB 660 robots with<br />

bespoke vacuum tooling now select<br />

the products contained in tote bins<br />

using a total of seven HD vision<br />

cameras. Robotic vision has also<br />

Robot vision<br />

is moving on<br />

An IRB 1200<br />

integrated with<br />

vision technology<br />

has enabled a<br />

personalised<br />

marshmallow<br />

manufacturer<br />

to achieve precise<br />

portioning<br />

played a major role in boosting<br />

productivity for personalised<br />

confectionery manufacturer<br />

Boomf. Difficulties in achieving a<br />

consistent high quality cut meant<br />

that cycle times and product<br />

wastage were high. Approached<br />

by co-founder James Middleton,<br />

ABB systems integrator Newtech<br />

applied a mechanically PTFE<br />

coated blade to an ABB IRB 1200<br />

as a solution. Integrated with 2D<br />

vision, the robot uses the data to<br />

achieve a perfect and accurate<br />

cut as well as passing the blade<br />

through an oil reservoir to ensure<br />

a suitable surface before cutting.<br />

In addition to significantly<br />

improved productivity, the<br />

automated process enables Boomf<br />

The quest to mimic human<br />

senses into robots to improve<br />

their efficiency is ongoing<br />

to be flexible enough to respond to<br />

a large increase in orders during<br />

holiday periods such as Christmas<br />

and Valentine’s Day.<br />

Integrated vision also played<br />

a major part in transforming<br />

the pancake production line<br />

at flatbreads manufacturer<br />

Honeytop Speciality Foods. To<br />

meet the customer’s requirements<br />

for a fast, flexible and hygienic<br />

solution system integrator RG<br />

Luma responded with a robot<br />

cell comprising four FlexPickers,<br />

capable of handling 110 picks per<br />

minute. Each robot is mounted<br />

with a four-gigabit Ethernet camera<br />

which is used to locate each<br />

pancake’s position before picking<br />

and placing it onto the central<br />

conveyor. In addition, the vision<br />

software has been configured to<br />

recognise overlapping products<br />

so that the right stack of pancakes<br />

is packaged, preventing short<br />

stacks or overflows.<br />

T 01908 350300<br />

W www.abb.com/robotics


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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 />

over 300 different combinations of wrapping recipes, allowing the Genesis Cube to adapt perfectly to<br />

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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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Intelligent sensing<br />

advances are now<br />

mirrored in robots<br />

3D vision has been<br />

liberated and has<br />

shrugged off the<br />

shackles of its<br />

exclusive past and is<br />

being delivered into the hands of<br />

the many; now more accessible,<br />

affordable and easier to install and<br />

commission,” says Neil Sandhu,<br />

national product manager –<br />

Imaging, Measurement & Ranging<br />

at Sick UK.<br />

These advances in intelligent<br />

sensing are finding synergies<br />

with parallel developments in<br />

collaborative robotics and factorywide<br />

communications.<br />

The opportunities are there for<br />

the taking and for food, fmcg and<br />

packaging industries; easier 3D<br />

may accelerate greater robot<br />

adoption, he argues.<br />

More than anything, robots need<br />

to have ‘eyes’ to operate successfully.<br />

But, in the past, using full 3D<br />

vision has been limited by the large<br />

amounts of data generated and the<br />

slow processing speeds. Now, at<br />

last, 3D vision truly can be ‘plug and<br />

play – out of the box’ even for robot<br />

integration. The recently launched<br />

Sick TriSpector 1000, for example,<br />

can be set up without bespoke<br />

program writing, yet its functionality<br />

supports quality inspection and<br />

high speed production control.<br />

The processes of calibration and<br />

co-ordinate transformation are fully<br />

integrated in the sensor, so it can be<br />

installed and connected to a robot<br />

controller in minutes.<br />

ACCURATE CALCULATION<br />

Critically, 3D vision offers the ability<br />

to accurately calculate the depth<br />

and 3D profile of an object in x,<br />

y and z axes to support reliable<br />

robot gripping and to cope with<br />

components with curved or more<br />

complex profiles.<br />

At a well-known bakery, Sick’s<br />

IVC3D vision system supports<br />

various stages of the production<br />

process. Here, 3D scanning of the<br />

baked loaves prior to wrapping tells<br />

3D vision is<br />

now set free<br />

The Sick IVC-3D<br />

images the bread<br />

prior to wrapping<br />

to detect size and<br />

location for the<br />

robot on the line<br />

the robots the width, length, height<br />

and volume and enables them to<br />

calculate the centre of each loaf,<br />

to guide the gripping arm to pick<br />

up the loaf at the optimum point,<br />

as well as to reject any over-sized<br />

loaves of bread.<br />

Similarly, the wrapped bread is<br />

loaded into supermarket trays as<br />

it travels down a conveyor, with<br />

another Sick camera giving the<br />

3D co-ordinates to the robot for it to<br />

load into the tray.<br />

In each case, using 3D vision<br />

means the co-ordinate data is<br />

calculated and sent in the three x,<br />

y and z axes. The ‘z’ axis or height<br />

Today, 3D vision can be<br />

truly ‘plug and play’ to make<br />

their adoption even simpler<br />

plane tells the robot how far down<br />

to pick up the bread accurately;<br />

too far and the bread could be<br />

damaged, not far enough and the<br />

loaf could be dropped.<br />

IMAGE ANALYSIS<br />

Complete image analysis is carried<br />

on board the device to determine<br />

size, location and set tolerances.<br />

An Ethernet interface and a simple<br />

calibration wizard make it easy to<br />

calibrate and communicate<br />

the data to the robot’s inbuilt<br />

co-ordinate system.<br />

In future, robots will<br />

increasingly have to make sense<br />

of more randomly-positioned and<br />

varied products and flexibility<br />

is paramount to support<br />

greater product diversification,<br />

customisation and smaller<br />

production batches, says Sandhu.<br />

T 01727 831121<br />

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Many in the<br />

food and<br />

drink industry<br />

understand<br />

the benefits of<br />

automation, but, asks Barry<br />

Graham, automation product<br />

marketing manager at Omron,<br />

what degree of integration<br />

should companies be aiming<br />

for today?<br />

Automation is sometimes<br />

talked about as an end in<br />

itself, or as a way of addressing<br />

specific issues: cutting labour<br />

costs, moving to longer shifts,<br />

improving quality consistency,<br />

and so on. These are all valid<br />

objectives, but can loom so<br />

large that they obscure the<br />

wider supply chain landscape<br />

– and the longer term benefits<br />

beyond. I would argue that<br />

today’s machine control<br />

systems can play a prime role<br />

in allowing manufacturers to<br />

focus on their future needs and<br />

opportunities as they relate to<br />

automation, says Graham.<br />

FINE TUNED EFFICIENCY<br />

If automation offers efficiency<br />

in comparison with manual or<br />

semi-automatic alternatives, the<br />

most convincing type of system<br />

allows that efficiency to be fine<br />

tuned and improved. Original<br />

equipment manufacturers<br />

(OEMs) understand the value of<br />

measuring overall equipment<br />

effectiveness (OEE), and<br />

are increasingly passing<br />

this knowledge on to their<br />

customers.<br />

OEE, combining<br />

calculations of availability,<br />

performance and quality, can<br />

constitute a precise metric.<br />

As such, it allows machinery<br />

manufacturers to identify and<br />

address their own bottlenecks.<br />

But it can also act as a<br />

common currency, permitting<br />

OEMs and their customers<br />

to follow (and derive mutual<br />

benefit from) an increase in a<br />

particular line’s OEE score.<br />

When it comes to the<br />

‘availability’ component to<br />

OEE, the latest generation of<br />

machinery controls can lift<br />

efficiency on a number<br />

of levels.<br />

The latest controls on offer from Omron lift line efficiencies and also improve overall equipment effectiveness<br />

Controlling<br />

your future<br />

Machinery Update talks to Omron’s Barry Graham<br />

about the broad potential of today’s control systems<br />

At Omron, we have a<br />

number of solutions in<br />

this area. Function blocks<br />

within our Sysmac Library,<br />

for example, include one<br />

focused on reduced machine<br />

downtime. Simply in terms of<br />

fast changeover, the Sysmac<br />

control platform offers huge<br />

benefits. Whether triggered<br />

directly by the operator or<br />

an input device, such as a<br />

barcode scanner, there is no<br />

delay in resetting a machine to<br />

new parameters.<br />

But the ability to gather<br />

real-time data boosts machine<br />

availability in other ways.<br />

In what might be termed<br />

‘preventative diagnostics’,<br />

the performance of key<br />

components such as sensors<br />

and servo drives can be<br />

monitored and any adverse<br />

trends spotted. So if a servo is<br />

losing torque or a sensor going<br />

out of alignment, for example,<br />

the controller will flag this<br />

up before it constitutes a<br />

serious failure.<br />

OUT-OF-SPEC TRENDS<br />

That way, rather than causing<br />

an unscheduled line stoppage,<br />

it can be dealt with during<br />

scheduled maintenance.<br />

Of course, out-of-specification<br />

trends in key line equipment<br />

can impact negatively on final<br />

product quality, too. Even<br />

when the product remains<br />

technically ‘safe’, today’s<br />

brand owners will not tolerate<br />

anything which detracts<br />

from its image or reputation.<br />

Because Omron’s control<br />

network utilises real-time,<br />

sub-millisecond EtherCAT<br />

connections, critical data on<br />

torque values (for example)<br />

will not be missed in the<br />

way it might be on an<br />

analogue system.<br />

Another measure of the<br />

effectiveness of automation<br />

is the degree to which the<br />

different control functions


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are integrated on a single<br />

platform, accessed from<br />

a single human machine<br />

interface (HMI). On today’s<br />

more complex lines where<br />

so many different aspects of<br />

‘automation’ come together,<br />

this is of huge importance.<br />

At Omron, we talk about<br />

integrated input, logic, output,<br />

safety and robotics. This<br />

means that everything from<br />

inverter drives and servos to<br />

sensors and vision systems (as<br />

well as safety and robotics) sit<br />

together and work together.<br />

DATA EXCHANGE<br />

But to take the benefits of<br />

automation to an additional<br />

level, manufacturers will<br />

want to engineer data<br />

interchange between plant<br />

level and management –<br />

or enterprise – level.<br />

Here, Omron uses EtherNet<br />

IP as its communications<br />

network allowing the transfer<br />

of data from the factory to the<br />

database (or cloud) in real<br />

time.<br />

Ultimately, factories will<br />

be taking automation to the<br />

level of the much debated<br />

Industry 4.0. This will involve<br />

not only fluid data exchange<br />

between the different layers<br />

in the business, but will<br />

also be based on the ability<br />

of different parts of the<br />

production line to ‘talk’ to<br />

each other. These networks<br />

will enter new territory when<br />

equipment not only sends<br />

and receives real-time data<br />

from multiple sources but also<br />

initiates new actions on the<br />

basis of that data.<br />

This could take the form of<br />

product changeovers on the<br />

basis of Just-in-Time demand<br />

or ingredient availability. But it<br />

could also take the form, say, of<br />

a diagnostic capability which<br />

detects the need for a new spare<br />

part, interrogates the stores<br />

database to see if that part is<br />

available and, if not, triggers<br />

an email to order it.<br />

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Feature: Name Automation, here robotics and vision<br />

BitFlow’s Donal<br />

Waide talks about<br />

CoaXPress safety<br />

CoaXPress is now<br />

recognised as the most<br />

reliable of all machine<br />

vision interface standards,<br />

especially among those<br />

integrators in North America<br />

designing for highly-demanding<br />

semiconductor and life science<br />

applications, says Donal Waide,<br />

director of sales and marketing<br />

for BitFlow, a US manufacturer of<br />

CoaXPress frame grabbers.<br />

Much of the momentum behind<br />

CoaXPress is based on its blazingly<br />

fast speeds, and its ability to<br />

deliver both power and camera<br />

control over a single coaxial cable.<br />

It has emerged as the top contender<br />

to be the interface standard of<br />

choice for high-performance, highspeed,<br />

long distance image system<br />

applications. And due to the use of<br />

standard coaxial cable and its huge<br />

bandwidth, CoaXPress has found<br />

itself not only suited for machine<br />

vision applications but also for<br />

applications in the medical and<br />

defence markets, he says.<br />

Before an image system designer<br />

upgrades to a new interface, they<br />

want insights into the capabilities<br />

of its second or even third<br />

generations, he continues.<br />

This long-range perspective helps<br />

companies avoid the cost of a<br />

complete system redesign when,<br />

for example, data rates need<br />

to be doubled and the existing<br />

Donal Waide of BitFlow in the US<br />

Keeping a<br />

safe vision<br />

BitFlow is now<br />

offering the<br />

Cyton CXP4<br />

four-channel<br />

frame grabber<br />

based on the<br />

CoaXPress<br />

standard<br />

system falls short.<br />

“Many of our CoaXPress<br />

customers today are at bandwidth<br />

of 6.25 Gbps per coaxial cable and<br />

achieving data rates as high as<br />

12 Megapixels at almost 200 framesper-second,”<br />

explains Waide.<br />

“Within the next five years typical<br />

data rates are projected to double<br />

for many vision applications which<br />

will require the next generation of<br />

CoaXPress to offer 12.5 Gbps per<br />

cable to support it.<br />

“Thankfully, that next<br />

generation is close to being<br />

available which will be a major<br />

industry advancement,” he says.<br />

According to Waide, the system<br />

designers he talks to are making<br />

the move from Camera Link to<br />

CoaXPress for one of three reasons:<br />

One, they are already at the edge<br />

of Camera Link’s maximum speed<br />

of 850 MB/s and need an interface<br />

that will take them further; two,<br />

they have a complex system and<br />

Camera Link’s cables are too short<br />

or too difficult to manipulate; or<br />

three, they are new to machine<br />

vision technology and find<br />

CoaXPress the most logical path<br />

to a system that is truly future<br />

proofed.<br />

Compared to Camera Link<br />

(widely adopted since 2001),<br />

CoaXPress is still in its infancy<br />

stage but is already stable and<br />

ready for large scale projects,<br />

he argues.<br />

“When it comes down to the<br />

details of integrating the image<br />

acquisition system of camera and<br />

framegrabber into the system,<br />

the design engineer will have to<br />

switch from a Camera Link based<br />

way-of-working to the CoaXPress<br />

way-of-working,” Waide tells<br />

Machinery Update.<br />

“It’s like switching from your<br />

iPhone to an Android or vice<br />

versa,” he says. “The change<br />

is a little difficult at first due to<br />

familiarity, but you will adjust<br />

quickly and once you have made<br />

the transition, you will find that it<br />

is much easier to use.”<br />

T 01635 30345<br />

W www.alrad.co.uk


Feature: Name here<br />

To use robotics<br />

or not to…?<br />

Stelram Engineering looks at the pros and cons<br />

of using robots to supply bespoke functionality<br />

When there’s<br />

a need to<br />

add bespoke<br />

functionality<br />

to a food<br />

processing line, the end user<br />

and the equipment supplier are<br />

often faced with having to choose<br />

between a conventional solution<br />

and one that uses industrial<br />

robots,” says Bob Hinchcliffe,<br />

technical director at automation<br />

company Stelram Engineering.<br />

Here, he examines the pros and<br />

cons of each approach.<br />

Conventional approaches to<br />

delivering bespoke functionality are<br />

typically based on custom hardware<br />

that’s designed specifically for<br />

the job in hand. This makes it<br />

easy to take into account special<br />

requirements, such as the need to<br />

fit the equipment into a small or<br />

unusually shaped space.<br />

Also, largely because of their<br />

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familiarity with the technology<br />

used, many end users favour<br />

conventional solutions, expecting<br />

them to be easier to maintain and,<br />

should a breakdown occur, less<br />

costly to repair. It also has to be said<br />

that in some applications at least,<br />

the initial cost of a conventional<br />

solution is less than that of an<br />

equivalent robotic solution.<br />

Robotic solutions, which<br />

are based largely on standard<br />

hardware, the functionality of<br />

which is determined purely by<br />

programming, do however have<br />

their own special advantages.<br />

Because their functionality is<br />

mostly software defined, changes<br />

can be made easily.<br />

Adapting a conventional<br />

solution to handle say, a new size<br />

of carton that wasn’t foreseen at<br />

the design stage may well involve<br />

inconvenient and time-consuming<br />

modifications to conveyors,<br />

This Sonic<br />

cutter was<br />

devised by<br />

Stelram<br />

Engineering<br />

diverters and other pieces of plant<br />

hardware. With a robot solution,<br />

the modifications needed will,<br />

in most cases, be limited to only<br />

a software revision.<br />

Robotic solutions also have the<br />

capacity to dramatically improve<br />

product quality,” he asserts.<br />

Operations are performed with<br />

high precision, repeatability<br />

and reliability and this level of<br />

consistency can be difficult and<br />

costly to achieve with traditional<br />

methods or human operators.<br />

HIGH VOLUMES POSSIBLE<br />

A key benefit for using automated<br />

systems in high volume<br />

applications such as food is,<br />

of course, increased productivity.<br />

But business owners must be aware<br />

that incorporating industrial robots<br />

does not automatically guarantee<br />

great results. Devising a detailed<br />

project plan from the beginning<br />

to the end is absolutely crucial for<br />

making the most of the investment<br />

in new equipment.<br />

Another factor to consider when<br />

evaluating automation options is<br />

safety. Interestingly, and perhaps<br />

counter-intuitively, studies show<br />

that robots considerably increase<br />

workplace safety. Employees<br />

are moved to supervisory roles<br />

where they no longer have to<br />

perform dangerous applications<br />

in hazardous settings. Improved<br />

worker safety leads directly to<br />

financial savings with fewer<br />

healthcare, insurance and<br />

regulatory concerns for employers.<br />

However, robot-based<br />

automation solutions are not<br />

suitable for every application<br />

because of the initial costs.<br />

T 01924 339111<br />

W www.stelram.co.uk<br />

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dramatically improve product quality


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Effective controls<br />

are key to success<br />

for turnkeys<br />

In today’s market, turnkey<br />

solutions are a growing trend<br />

across the food industry.<br />

“However, it’s important to find<br />

a single-source supplier that<br />

can deliver the industry leading<br />

technology and services needed to<br />

maximise the potential of the entire<br />

production line,” argues Michael<br />

Green, managing director of tna.<br />

Also key to a turnkey solution is<br />

effective controls and integration<br />

technology.<br />

“As a turnkey solutions provider,<br />

we can provide a broad range<br />

of control systems that can help<br />

throughout the whole manufacturing<br />

process,” explains Green.<br />

tna believes to ensure smooth<br />

and efficient operations, effective<br />

electrical controls integration<br />

and reporting technology are<br />

essential. Once implemented,<br />

it provides a full, timely overview<br />

of the whole production line.<br />

A broad range of control systems<br />

can be offered by turnkey providers<br />

that can help throughout the<br />

whole manufacturing process.<br />

From providing 360 degree visibility<br />

to keep control of energy costs,<br />

product quality and process<br />

inefficiencies, to ensuring seamless<br />

integration to maximise line<br />

output, the system gives plant<br />

operators a single point of reference.<br />

To ensure maximum efficiency,<br />

a plant manager needs visibility<br />

of every section of the production<br />

line. To do so, they require<br />

tna’s managing director Michael Green<br />

Controlling<br />

entire lines<br />

The tna roflo with<br />

operator that can<br />

form part of a<br />

turnkey solution<br />

provided to food<br />

manufacturers by<br />

the company<br />

a detailed, reliable and timely<br />

report from the entire line.<br />

However, as a production line is<br />

often composed of machines that<br />

employ different software, it can be<br />

difficult to evaluate reports and run<br />

detailed diagnostics.<br />

Often, supervisors receive<br />

information on several screens,<br />

which not only limits visibility but<br />

also duplicates effort and increases<br />

the risk of human error.<br />

A turnkey supplier can provide<br />

plant managers with a standalone<br />

SCADA system that is applied to<br />

every unit of the production line.<br />

Capable of gathering information<br />

from the entire line, these systems<br />

deliver comprehensive diagnostics<br />

for each machine from a single<br />

platform. Once collected, all the<br />

information is logged in a central<br />

database to create detailed and<br />

accurate reports which can easily<br />

be accessed from an HMI system<br />

to ensure a quick, efficient and<br />

seamless response.<br />

A full control system that<br />

monitors the production line from<br />

start to finish is essential to gain<br />

a complete overview.<br />

“With today’s production lines<br />

often running at break-neck<br />

speeds, a monitoring approach<br />

that focuses on individual sections<br />

might not be enough to identify a<br />

production flaw,” argues Green.<br />

A turnkey supplier can help<br />

develop a detailed user<br />

requirement specification (URS)<br />

based on the company’s specific<br />

objectives. A valid tool for plant<br />

managers to quickly identify any<br />

sign of inefficiency, the URS is the<br />

key to reducing waste.<br />

This URS is translated into a<br />

functional design specification<br />

(FDS), a report including an<br />

organised list of requirements<br />

to smooth the product flow.<br />

Once targets have been set,<br />

a turnkey supplier can also<br />

provide the technology to keep<br />

track of progress.<br />

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Machinery Update<br />

talks to WH Leary<br />

about inspecting<br />

paperboard packs<br />

Vision-based inspection<br />

systems are highly<br />

regarded for their<br />

reliability and accuracy<br />

but can be difficult and<br />

costly to set up, thereby limiting<br />

their use to the number of skilled<br />

operators available to operate the<br />

systems, says Phillip Godden, md<br />

of the UK division of WH Leary.<br />

Well-known for its industry<br />

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assurance systems featuring<br />

simplified user interfaces, the<br />

company has now shifted the<br />

sometimes complicated setup and<br />

operation of vision systems into<br />

user-friendly, application-specific<br />

solutions. These systems are<br />

designed for operators with no<br />

prior programming experience to<br />

easily setup and maintain with<br />

greater ease.<br />

“This design results in faster<br />

setup times combined with quality<br />

and maximum output,” says Godden.<br />

LearyVIEW systems are smart,<br />

application specific solutions<br />

providing greater operating speed,<br />

accuracy and ease of use, and can be<br />

combined with Leary’s other QA and<br />

iQ SAAS solutions. The technologies<br />

used in each LearyVIEW system<br />

have been carefully designed to<br />

provide optimal performance for<br />

a specific application.<br />

Out of the box, LearyVIEW<br />

already knows what patterns<br />

and features to look for, with no<br />

additional programming required<br />

Leary offers vision solutions for glue<br />

as well as carton printing operations<br />

Easy to use<br />

vision units<br />

LearyVIEW<br />

Braille allows the<br />

operator to easily<br />

verify that the<br />

pattern is correct<br />

due to the<br />

‘Master Learn’<br />

feature<br />

and a simple one button setup is<br />

all it takes to get a new job up and<br />

running. The Braille version, for<br />

example, comes pre-programmed<br />

with the Marburg Medium Braille<br />

font and can read Braille and<br />

decode it into standard readable<br />

text, enabling the operator to<br />

more easily verify that the Braille<br />

pattern is correct.<br />

In practice, the ‘Master Learn’<br />

feature allows the operator to run<br />

the first carton through and the<br />

LearyVIEW system then compares<br />

the rest of the product run to this<br />

learned Master carton.<br />

These systems provide complete<br />

diagnostics including image<br />

filtering and provide descriptive<br />

‘fail’ explanations to help operators<br />

identify errors quickly as well as<br />

preventing further issues.<br />

Leary currently offers vision<br />

solutions for glue (correct placement<br />

and absence from unglued areas),<br />

Braille and print (Delta E colour,<br />

barcode reading and grading, print<br />

registration and printing defects)<br />

for complete product accuracy.<br />

These vision solutions are available<br />

as upgrades to existing Leary Array<br />

systems and on new equipment.<br />

Also, LearyVIEW print solutions<br />

are available as inline, offline or<br />

mobile applications.<br />

The company offers free technical<br />

support for the life of its LearyVIEW<br />

product range. Technical support<br />

is specific to each application,<br />

ensuring customers receive the<br />

most thorough system support,<br />

getting them back up and running<br />

to optimal performance in no time,<br />

says Godden.<br />

UK customers that produce,<br />

convert or fill paperboard packaging<br />

can see LearyVIEW vision systems in<br />

action at the company’s Essex base.<br />

T 01268 490035<br />

W www.whleary.co.uk


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Pictured here is a previous installation involving robotics technology supplied by PHS UK which has provided operator-free operation at the end of the line<br />

Warehouse automating<br />

Machinery Update reports on how an Italian and British partnership will<br />

bring benefits to a major UK food manufacturer’s centralised warehouse<br />

Italian manufacturer Trascar and<br />

its UK agent Phoenix Handling<br />

Solutions (PHS) has secured a<br />

multi-million euro order from<br />

a British food company for an<br />

automated case handling and palletising<br />

system that puts robotics at its heart.<br />

This British producer of an historic brand<br />

has selected Modena-based Trascar as a<br />

technology partner for the installation of<br />

its first automated palletising system at its<br />

plant. The multi-million euro order will be<br />

installed by the end of the year.<br />

This new order consolidates the<br />

presence of both PHS and Trascar in<br />

the UK, where in little more than two<br />

years of doing business together, they<br />

have already acquired several orders for<br />

complex systems of ever increasing value.<br />

The new order will involve the planning,<br />

the design, the assembly and testing of<br />

an articulated robotic palletising system<br />

which is connected to a series<br />

of conveyors and flow diverters.<br />

CENTRALISED PALLETISING AREA<br />

The line will handle packs from<br />

production to the new area assigned<br />

for automated centralised palletising.<br />

When complete, the pallets will be<br />

automatically stretchwrapped via<br />

Tosa 125 series high speed ring wrapping<br />

machines, labelled and then transferred<br />

into a new warehouse.<br />

Automatic shuttles will completely<br />

automate the pallet handling aspect,<br />

which will be fully automatic without<br />

any operator intervention necessary.<br />

The system is currently at the planning<br />

phase, but will manage simultaneously<br />

up to eight pallet building positions,<br />

for a wide variety of case dimensions<br />

and stacking patterns at a high output.<br />

This important order was obtained<br />

thanks to the business partnership<br />

established by Trascar and PHS, a<br />

company used to designing complete<br />

solutions for the UK market.<br />

“We have already gained many blue<br />

chip references over a long period of<br />

time,” explains sales director at PHS<br />

Andrew Lawless.<br />

T 0845 265 7570<br />

W www.phs-uk.com<br />

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08 – 10 November <strong>2016</strong> Messe Stuttgart, Germany<br />

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Feature: Name here<br />

Barcodes are verified<br />

The 300N verifier package from Multipix Imaging is a cost effective solution<br />

Using a combination of hand<br />

held and fixed barcode<br />

readers, the 300N verifier<br />

package from Multipix<br />

Imaging is a cost effective<br />

solution for any production line or<br />

application that uses barcoded products.<br />

This simple solution is easy to install<br />

and set-up, as it requires only 3 steps:<br />

Step 1: Scan the reference barcode with<br />

a hand held reader<br />

Step 2: This barcode code is<br />

automatically sent to the Matrix 300N<br />

fixed scanner<br />

Step 3: Triggered by a sensor, the Matrix<br />

300N then reads the barcode on the<br />

product as it passes down the conveyor.<br />

The Matrix 300N confirms the<br />

The barcode verifier is ideal for processing, packaging, automated warehouses and food applications<br />

product has the correct barcode label<br />

or alternatively, it will warn ‘wrong<br />

barcode’ or ‘missing barcode’.<br />

Results can be output as serial strings<br />

or to a PLC, offering the user flexibility<br />

to control the production line.<br />

With minimal installation<br />

requirements, the Multipix verifier<br />

package is a combination of Datalogic’s<br />

barcode technology, bought together for<br />

the sole purpose of checking the correct<br />

barcode is applied to a product.<br />

T 01730 233332<br />

W www.multipix.com<br />

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For Joulin in the UK & Ireland contact M A R : T 0191 265 9151 E joulinuk@joulin.com www.joulin.com


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Bringing more<br />

vision options<br />

to ‘cobots’<br />

Industrial Vision Systems (IVS) is now<br />

integrating its machine vision technology<br />

with the latest collaborative robots,<br />

also known as ‘cobots’, from Universal<br />

Robots. IVS is pitching the vision-enabled<br />

UR3, UR5 and UR10 models, which are<br />

supplied in the UK by RA Rodriguez (UK)<br />

at customer applications such as inspecting<br />

complex components as well as providing<br />

positioning feedback to the robot.<br />

“This new generation of affordable,<br />

lightweight robots is unlocking new<br />

markets and applications as they work<br />

side by side with human workers,” says<br />

Earl Yardley, director at IVS. “The result<br />

is increased total factor productivity and<br />

the elimination of the need for costly<br />

precision fixtures, thus allowing different<br />

parts to be processed and inspected<br />

without changing tools.”<br />

The latest generation vision systems<br />

from IVS are based on high resolution<br />

digital camera technology combined with<br />

sub-pixel accuracy vision software for<br />

unparalleled ease of deployment within<br />

factory automation.<br />

“We use Rodriguez as they are a<br />

qualified, knowledgeable supplier that<br />

offers a good background in robotics<br />

automation with the UR robots,” says<br />

Yardley. “Working together on projects<br />

means we can leverage their substantial<br />

knowledge on flexible automation,<br />

coupled with our extensive expertise on<br />

automated machine vision solutions.<br />

“As a result, we can approach projects<br />

with a team philosophy utilising a large<br />

engineering resource between the two<br />

companies,” he says.<br />

T www.industrialvision.co.uk<br />

W www.rarodriguez.co.uk<br />

Vision enabled UR-series ‘cobots’ are offered<br />

A Turkish ice cream manufacturer has installed equipment from Cama to handle its products<br />

Robots deliver<br />

for treat range<br />

Vision guided robots used in equipment from the<br />

Cama Group are providing benefits to ice cream<br />

Vision guided robots from Cama<br />

Group are providing flexible<br />

production for a Turkish ice<br />

cream maker, from naked<br />

product to the end of line packing.<br />

Cama Group developed a system that<br />

copes with medium and high capacity<br />

lines and includes ‘smart’ vision guided<br />

robots to meet market demands for<br />

flexible working. The equipment has to<br />

cope with a production line accepting<br />

very different products including cones,<br />

cups and naked chocolate-coated<br />

pralines. To cope with this, the vision<br />

guided robotic units developed by the<br />

Italian company can work across a range<br />

of different products.<br />

Where a conventional approach may<br />

require time-consuming changeover<br />

procedures, or even different lines with<br />

Using smart vision<br />

guided robots offers<br />

OEE gains for users<br />

each line dedicated to a single product,<br />

the system from Cama can handle<br />

different products on the same line easily.<br />

In operation, the Cama line receives<br />

the product from the upfront process line<br />

and, with very few product handovers<br />

and accuracy, loads it into the final stock<br />

keeping unit (SKU) ready for despatch.<br />

The robots are also able to pick loose,<br />

natural-shaped products covered in<br />

chocolate, coming randomly from the<br />

production line and load them correctly in<br />

a pre-set pattern on a continuous motion<br />

conveyor into thermoformed trays.<br />

Products are selected, according to their<br />

dimension and shape, and then placed<br />

into the trays in the correct positions.<br />

The Cama Delta robots share common<br />

working space so one can work close<br />

to the other, generating a space reduction<br />

of up to 40% over standard models.<br />

Thanks to the co-flow working principle<br />

of this vision-guided line, and to the<br />

patented anti-collision software, Cama<br />

is able to offer lean line architecture,<br />

following the flow of process.<br />

T 01793 831111<br />

W www.camagroup.com


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Feature: Name here<br />

Embracing<br />

robot offer<br />

Robotics are embraced at end of line<br />

and also for product handling range<br />

Lan|Abar Handling<br />

Technologies in the<br />

Netherlands, a merger<br />

between former LAN<br />

Handling Systems<br />

and Abar Automation, has<br />

embraced the use of robotics<br />

technology within its product<br />

handling and end of line<br />

automation range that is<br />

available in the UK from<br />

F Jahn & Company.<br />

“In the recent past, many<br />

of our customers were<br />

hesitant towards the use of<br />

robotics technology as they<br />

perceived it to be complex and<br />

also more costly compared<br />

to a conventional solution,”<br />

explains Rogier Weekers,<br />

technology manager<br />

at Lan|Abar Handling<br />

Technologies. “Today,<br />

however about 80% of our<br />

sales is robotics integrated<br />

as customers have learned<br />

about the benefits and the<br />

technology has proven itself<br />

in operation,” he says.<br />

The company believes<br />

one of the key benefits is<br />

flexibility in product variation.<br />

“In a matter of minutes, the<br />

robot head can be adapted<br />

to handle a different type<br />

of product or piece of<br />

equipment,” says Weekers.<br />

And, he believes, more and<br />

more applications require this<br />

type of flexibility which will<br />

never be achieved by the use<br />

of a conventional solution.<br />

A second key benefit<br />

concerns the efficiency of the<br />

overall system. By integrating<br />

OEE into the software, the<br />

efficiency is closely measured<br />

and operators can anticipate<br />

the replacement of wear parts<br />

more easily.<br />

T 01606 889955<br />

W www.f-jahn.co.uk<br />

Robots handling rice pouches that will undergo a sterilisation process


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Labelling, Coding & Marking<br />

Bespoke offer handles<br />

a range of sack needs<br />

The unit helps reduce downtime<br />

Corner wrap<br />

applicator<br />

profits cases<br />

Videojet has introduced a<br />

new corner wrap applicator<br />

for its 9550 print & apply<br />

labelling system which, says the<br />

company, provides substantial<br />

improvements in production<br />

throughput for applications that<br />

require labelling on two sides<br />

of a case so it can be seen from<br />

multiple orientations.<br />

“The 9550 Corner Wrap<br />

system prints the information<br />

on one continuous label and in<br />

a single process applies it to the<br />

two adjacent panels of a case,<br />

replacing two conventional<br />

applicators while ensuring that<br />

the information on both sides<br />

of the package is synched,”<br />

says Bob Neagle, business unit<br />

manager for Videojet.<br />

The conventional approach<br />

to two-sided labelling uses two<br />

units to apply two different labels<br />

with duplicate information.<br />

However, the 9550 Corner Wrap<br />

system uses Videojet patented<br />

direct apply labelling technology<br />

to affix the side section of a label<br />

before a single pneumatic stroke<br />

of a wipe roller wraps the label<br />

onto the back of the case.<br />

This simple design eliminates<br />

the swing arm that is typically<br />

used for corner wrap labelling and<br />

can often be a point of failure,<br />

Videojet tells Machinery Update.<br />

Additionally, the 9550 method<br />

reduces wear and tear as its<br />

applicator rolls across the back<br />

of the case as opposed to the<br />

front of the case where the<br />

case can directly impact the<br />

applicator arm.<br />

T 0800 500 3023<br />

W www.videojet.co.uk<br />

ALTech UK has developed<br />

a second bespoke<br />

automated flat sack feed<br />

and labelling system for Trouw<br />

Nutrition (formerly Frank<br />

Wright) following the success<br />

of its first machine installed<br />

a year ago.<br />

ALTech’s ALfeed solution<br />

can handle a diverse range<br />

of bags, including paper and<br />

poly valve and pillow sacks,<br />

in a wide variety of sizes<br />

and surface finishes and is<br />

designed for single person<br />

operation. The change in<br />

bag type requires virtually<br />

no setup as the hopper selfadjusts<br />

to the size of the bag<br />

and the pick and place lift<br />

system automatically adjusts<br />

to the thicknesses and also<br />

the length of bag.<br />

This self-regulation was<br />

crucial to Trouw Nutrition as<br />

it frequently completes short<br />

runs of batch labelling; one<br />

of the key reasons why they<br />

don’t label filled sacks inline.<br />

This new machine operates<br />

at an average of about 30<br />

bags a minute, with speeds<br />

approaching 40 bags a minute<br />

for the smaller sizes.<br />

Linx Printing Technologies<br />

is extending its recentlylaunched<br />

Linx 8900<br />

continuous ink jet printer<br />

with the introduction of two<br />

models which further enhance<br />

the range’s capabilities in the<br />

electronics, extrusion and<br />

cabling markets.<br />

The new Linx 8920 and<br />

Linx 8940 combine the proven<br />

benefits of the Linx 8900<br />

with a series of additional<br />

enhancements that deliver<br />

even faster line speeds and<br />

The system is designed for single person operation, which saves labour costs<br />

The complete handling system<br />

was built by ALTech’s UK team<br />

with labelling heads tailor<br />

designed to the application<br />

and supplied by its Italian<br />

parent company.<br />

The print and apply ALcode<br />

vacuum belt labelling head<br />

integrates the latest Zebra<br />

ZE500 print engine which<br />

provides the opportunity to<br />

hot-swap the printer between<br />

machines. The solution also<br />

integrates an ALTech ALritma<br />

labelling head to apply<br />

pre-printed hazard warning<br />

diamonds when required in<br />

the same product pass.<br />

T 0800 612 6205<br />

W www.altech-uk.com<br />

Easy to use coders are designed to perform<br />

across challenging production environments<br />

Additional enhancements are included<br />

easier set-up along with a<br />

further extension to service<br />

intervals, enabling the<br />

coders to deal with the most<br />

demanding of applications.<br />

A special feature of the<br />

new models is the Advanced<br />

System Monitoring feature<br />

which helps to ensure the<br />

continuous operation of the<br />

printer. The two new models<br />

also offer a ‘50 named lines’<br />

feature that further increases<br />

flexibility and ease of set-up,<br />

ideal for operations that have<br />

frequent changeovers.<br />

T 01480 302100<br />

W www.linxglobal.com


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At CooperVision, the coders are handling up to 1200 labels per hour with one label for three blister packs<br />

Thermal transfer brings<br />

traceable coding results<br />

Allen Coding has completed<br />

the installation of 11 (plus two<br />

spares) high performance NGT2+<br />

thermal transfer coders at contact lens<br />

manufacturer CooperVision where they<br />

are printing barcodes on to labels which<br />

are then applied to silver foil blister packs.<br />

Chosen for consistency and print<br />

quality, the compact and lightweight<br />

Allen Coding NGT2+ systems, which<br />

replaced obsolete coders, are installed<br />

on separate packaging lines where they<br />

operate on a 24/7 basis. The coders<br />

form part of an intermediate step in<br />

CooperVision’s stringent packaging<br />

process. They are printing barcodes on<br />

to 12mm x 19mm labels which are then<br />

An FE-Fume extraction unit is designed<br />

to provide cleaner-working laser marking<br />

Domino Printing Services has introduced<br />

the new FE-Fume Extraction, which is<br />

described as an environmentally friendly<br />

system designed specifically for the<br />

company’s laser markers.<br />

The main function of the FE unit is<br />

to securely remove fumes and particles<br />

during the laser scribing process to<br />

maintain a safe and clean working<br />

environment, while also preserving high<br />

code quality.<br />

“The key improvement of our latest<br />

extraction system is the filtration<br />

technology which is independently<br />

tested and approved by ILK in Dresden,”<br />

applied to silver foil blister strips.<br />

“We used Allen Coding printers before so<br />

were happy to choose their NGT2+ systems<br />

as replacements for older, obsolete units,”<br />

explains Alistair Harkins, production<br />

engineer at CooperVision. “Our main<br />

priority was consistency of operation and<br />

print quality as if the barcode isn’t clearly<br />

legible for any reason we lose traceability<br />

which has a negative impact on safety.”<br />

Each NGT2+ is handling up to 1200 labels<br />

per hour, with one label for three blister<br />

packs. As part of CooperVision’s quality<br />

control procedures, the blister packs are<br />

then checked by a barcode reader.<br />

T 01438 347770<br />

W www.allencoding.com<br />

says Halyna Ivaskiv, product marketing<br />

manager for lasers at Domino.<br />

“The presence of two stage pre-filters<br />

allows small particles to be sifted better,<br />

prolonging the service life of the main filter<br />

due to lower particle load.<br />

“This means the unit achieves superior<br />

gas filtration and guarantees a healthier<br />

production environment,” she says.<br />

A single unit is capable of supporting two<br />

operating Domino lasers while multiple hose<br />

inlets located on the back, left or right sides of<br />

the cabinet enable flexible installation.<br />

T 01954 782551<br />

W www.domino-uk.com<br />

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Components<br />

Various ATEX conveyors<br />

can be configured on line<br />

The Piab product line<br />

now includes ATEX gas<br />

approved piFLOWp and<br />

piFLOWt conveyors.<br />

Until now, companies<br />

involved in the chemical and<br />

pharmaceutical industries<br />

have only been able to<br />

purchase ATEX gas and dust<br />

certified versions of Piab’s<br />

vacuum conveyors by special<br />

order. But now, customers<br />

can visit the Piab website and<br />

configure the most suitable<br />

version of these conveyors for<br />

there needs online.<br />

“Our easy-to-use product<br />

configurator enables<br />

customers to choose a<br />

conveyor configuration that<br />

is certified according to the<br />

ATEX directive for both dust<br />

and gas, as well as one that is<br />

customised to meet the specific<br />

requirements of a particular<br />

application,” explains Jarno<br />

Tahvanainen, VP of Piab’s<br />

Material Handling division.<br />

With Piab’s ATEX certified<br />

conveyors, all plastic and<br />

rubber parts – including the<br />

filters and seals used between<br />

sheet metal parts – are made<br />

of dissipative (antistatic)<br />

Customers can visit the Piab website and configure all ATEX conveyors<br />

materials. Also, all complete<br />

modules or units are fitted with<br />

seals of synthetic rubber (nitrile<br />

butadiene rubber, NBR) which<br />

have antistatic properties.<br />

Piab offers an extensive<br />

range of ATEX certified<br />

products which can be<br />

combined to form over 300<br />

different configuration options<br />

for complete conveyors that<br />

will match a customer’s<br />

particular requirement.<br />

Effective from April 20,<br />

<strong>2016</strong>, the new ATEX<br />

Directive (2014/34/EU) has<br />

no implications for Piab’s<br />

hardware, but all product<br />

documentation, instructions<br />

and declarations of conformity<br />

are being updated to refer to<br />

this new Directive.<br />

T 01509 857010<br />

W www.piab.com<br />

Safety light curtain<br />

and multi-beam light<br />

barriers introduction<br />

Switches, sensors and enclosures<br />

company Bernstein has added<br />

a new safety light curtain and<br />

safety multi-beam light barriers<br />

to its range of products to ensure<br />

reliable protection for operators<br />

against hazardous machines in<br />

production environments.<br />

“Light curtains SOC and<br />

safety multi-beam light barriers<br />

SOM are ideal for safety in<br />

industrial workplaces,” says<br />

Bernstein managing director<br />

Rob Emms. “The major benefit<br />

of these products is that they<br />

operate without contact and can<br />

safeguard access points without<br />

barriers, which are essential in<br />

some production processes.”<br />

Also available is a simple<br />

blanking programme with failsafe<br />

PNP outputs and potential<br />

free solid-state relay. Signal<br />

can be directly implemented<br />

to a safety controller or can be<br />

connected to the Bernstein safety<br />

relay SCR ON.<br />

T 01922 744999<br />

W www.bernstein-ltd.co.uk<br />

Latest range of safety switches are designed<br />

to increase performance as well as reliability<br />

elobau has introduced a new<br />

range of safety switches which<br />

have been designed with<br />

increased performance and<br />

greater safety in mind.<br />

The magnetically actuated<br />

eloProtectM and eloProtectE<br />

RFID switches build on<br />

elobau’s track record of reliable<br />

safety products. The eloProtect<br />

range features two different<br />

housing styles based on the<br />

two most popular industry<br />

standard sizes - the 153 and<br />

165 formats (IP69k housing is<br />

Pictured is the 153 format switch<br />

standard on both switches).<br />

This range conforms to all the<br />

appropriate safety standards<br />

and is UL/CSA approved.<br />

Additional circuitry has<br />

been incorporated in the<br />

eloProtectM range to reduce<br />

the possibility of manipulation<br />

from a non-coded source. Each<br />

version allows for a greater<br />

misalignment value of between<br />

3 and 5mm which results in<br />

a reduction of any unwanted<br />

influences due to machine<br />

vibration. This improved design<br />

also has an LED indication with<br />

the normally open contact<br />

arrangement.<br />

T 0161 974 3250<br />

W www.elobau.com<br />

Even more room for<br />

manoeuvre in action<br />

Space limitations mean that<br />

panel builders and switchgear<br />

manufacturers have to<br />

accommodate more and more<br />

mechanical and electrical<br />

components in enclosures.<br />

Now, a smart new enclosure<br />

accessory from Rittal - a special<br />

interior installation rail - can<br />

provide far greater scope for the<br />

interior configuration of compact<br />

enclosures.<br />

T 01709 704000<br />

W www.rittal.co.uk


True 3D sensing<br />

efector pmd 3D from ifm electronic is a<br />

true 3D sensor, measuring a matrix of<br />

distances from a single point.<br />

· For volume, e.g. missing product<br />

· For level, e.g. uneven bulk product<br />

· To check distance and position<br />

The first industrial 3D sensor that can<br />

detect objects in three dimensions at a<br />

glance. The opportunities are endless.<br />

www.ifm.com/uk/pmd3d · (020) 8213 2222


74 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Components<br />

Industrial gear range<br />

now includes nine sizes<br />

The Slio compact control system<br />

Control gets<br />

smarter and<br />

also faster<br />

A compact and fast CPU smart<br />

control and I/O system which<br />

combines a PLC CPU, digital and<br />

analog input/output channels<br />

along with additional channels<br />

and functions within a compact<br />

unit, has been introduced by<br />

Yaskawa. The Slio Compact CPU<br />

013C is based on integrated<br />

SPEED 7 technology with<br />

7100DEV processor ensuring<br />

outstanding performance and<br />

sets new standards for high<br />

clock rates and fast program<br />

processing, says the company.<br />

The Slio Compact boasts<br />

powerful features despite its<br />

small size and is ideally suited<br />

to control applications in very<br />

small to medium sized machinery<br />

in plant construction, building<br />

technology and especially where<br />

existing I/O’s are already covering<br />

many functions.<br />

The additional benefits in<br />

speed are provided by the<br />

extremely fast backplane<br />

transmission of 48 Mbit/s while<br />

offering the potential for adding<br />

up to 64 expansion modules which<br />

can be connected to the CPU.<br />

Of the 30 integrated digital<br />

and analog I/O channels, a total<br />

of four input channels can be<br />

used as counter and frequency<br />

measurement functions while<br />

two output channels can be<br />

used for PWM. So despite its<br />

compact design, even without<br />

the expansion modules, the unit<br />

is designed to offer outstanding<br />

flexibility across numerous<br />

applications.<br />

T 01295 272755<br />

W www.yaskawa.eu.com<br />

Nord Drivesystems<br />

has extended<br />

its industrial<br />

gear unit range by<br />

adding a new size<br />

with 190 kNm<br />

output torque.<br />

The series now<br />

comprises nine<br />

sizes and covers<br />

torques from<br />

25 kNm to<br />

250 kNm.<br />

The addition<br />

of the new size<br />

14 units allows for<br />

configurations tailored<br />

even more precisely to<br />

individual applications, says<br />

the company. Featuring a<br />

single-piece Unicase housing<br />

as is standard for all Nord gear<br />

units, they achieve a longer<br />

bearing life than gear casings<br />

manufactured from jointed<br />

parts and ensure efficient<br />

power transmission and<br />

high tolerance for load peaks<br />

and jolts.<br />

The gears can be assembled<br />

as two or three-stage helical<br />

inline or helical bevel<br />

gearboxes with nominal<br />

transmission ratios from<br />

The number of safe outputs<br />

within a system can be<br />

increased easily by using<br />

Murrelektronik’s combined<br />

solution: the modular Cube67<br />

fieldbus system and the safe<br />

fieldbus module MVK Metal<br />

Safety. This combination<br />

saves spaces in the cabinet<br />

because safety relays are no<br />

longer necessary.<br />

If there is an emergency on<br />

the shop floor - for example<br />

a guard door has been<br />

opened or someone has<br />

The new gear size offers high load capacity and bespoke configuration<br />

7.1:1 to 400:1, or even up to<br />

30,000:1 with an auxiliary<br />

primary stage.<br />

The input and output<br />

direction can be freely selected.<br />

Nord industrial gear units<br />

can be mounted on any of<br />

the six sides. Applicationspecific<br />

features and options<br />

include reinforced bearings<br />

and shafts, extra-large<br />

bearing distance, extended<br />

output shafts, and Drywell<br />

Protect man and machine as a priority<br />

designs with an additional<br />

oil drip disc and a leakage<br />

oil display or oil sensor.<br />

Disc and drum brakes, dual<br />

gear setups, auxiliary motors,<br />

IEC motor adapters, turbo<br />

couplings, axial fans, motor<br />

swing bases, torque limiting<br />

backstops, and cooling and<br />

heating systems are also<br />

available.<br />

T 01235 534404<br />

W www.nord.com<br />

Combined solution increases safety but as it<br />

doesn’t need safety relays, also saves space<br />

activated a light curtain -<br />

outputs have to be switched<br />

off immediately. Combining<br />

safety relays with K3 fieldbus<br />

modules is an easy method to<br />

achieve safe outputs and is a<br />

practical solution for smaller<br />

applications with basic<br />

requirements.<br />

In order to design an<br />

installation solution based<br />

on Cube67 that meets the<br />

highest safety requirements,<br />

a combination of the compact<br />

and safe fieldbus module MVK<br />

Metal Safety with Cube67<br />

K3 modules is an excellent<br />

solution, says the company.<br />

T 0161 728 3133<br />

W www.murrelektronik.co.uk


Lasnek.<br />

Because<br />

Quality Matters<br />

Stainless Steel Cable Management Systems<br />

• The stainless steel containment specialist<br />

• Choice of containment types & finishes<br />

• Bespoke manufacturing service<br />

• Large stock availability<br />

www.lasnek.com • sales@lasnek.com<br />

Lasnek Ltd, 1 President Way, Luton, Bedfordshire LU2 9NR<br />

Tel: +44 (0) 1582 425 777<br />

MACHINERY UPDATE FEB 15 210 X 143.indd 1 12/02/2015 14:58<br />

PMCprotego DS - Your Benefits<br />

• Highly Dynamic, short reaction times<br />

• Category PL e achieved with one encoder - reduced costs<br />

• Fast and simple commissioning with less wiring<br />

• Easy device exchange with SD memory card<br />

• Integrated mains filter and breaking resistor<br />

Resolver<br />

EnDat<br />

Optional:<br />

HIPERFACE<br />

BiSS<br />

Incremental<br />

encoder<br />

Sensorless<br />

Safe Drive Solution - Safe Motion<br />

PMCprotego DS<br />

Scan the QR code to learn<br />

more about the PMC range<br />

The combination of the safety card PMCprotego S and the servo amplifier PMCprotego D produces the safe drive solution – safe motion. It is open for all standard PLC<br />

and motion control systems.<br />

Pilz Automation Technology Corby NN18 8TJ 01536 460766 sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk


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Regulations<br />

Safety standards are<br />

confusing for all<br />

Stewart Robinson<br />

PRINCIPAL ENGINEER AND FUNCTIONAL SAFETY EXPERT AT TÜV SÜD PRODUCT SERVICE<br />

Following the collapse of the project designed to merge the two standards involving safety related<br />

control, the ISO published a completely new version of its standard (EN ISO 13849-1:2015)<br />

in December 2015. Here, we highlight some of the key changes<br />

As two standards<br />

relating to safety<br />

related control systems<br />

can be followed (EN ISO<br />

13849-1 and EN [IEC] 62061)<br />

to demonstrate compliance<br />

with the Machinery Directive,<br />

the standard organisations<br />

had intended to merge them.<br />

However, following the collapse<br />

of this project, the ISO published<br />

a completely new version of its<br />

standard (EN ISO 13849-1:2015)<br />

in December 2015.<br />

There are several key<br />

changes. Firstly, when looking<br />

for guidance on the choice<br />

of which standard to adopt,<br />

Table 1 has been removed and<br />

replaced by a reference to the<br />

technical report ISO/TR 23849.<br />

UPDATED REFERENCES<br />

References have been updated<br />

throughout the new standard,<br />

mainly to reflect changes<br />

in other standards. Some<br />

definitions have also been<br />

added, including a definition<br />

of ‘Proven in use’, and the<br />

addition of ‘T10d’ defined as the<br />

“Mean time until 10 % of the<br />

components fail dangerously”.<br />

Previously the expression<br />

‘average probability of<br />

a dangerous failure per<br />

hour’ had been used in full<br />

throughout the standard.<br />

Now, the abbreviation PFHD<br />

is also used, delivering some<br />

consistency between EN ISO<br />

13849-1 and other functional<br />

safety standards. Likewise,<br />

the term ‘subsystem’ is now<br />

included as an alternative<br />

term for Safety Related Parts<br />

of Control Systems (SRP/CS).<br />

The flow chart (Figure 2)<br />

for the overview of the risk<br />

reduction process now<br />

includes systematic failures<br />

in the list of things to<br />

consider when evaluating the<br />

Performance Level (PLr).<br />

For Category 2 architectures<br />

the ‘assumption’ that the<br />

demand rate should be ≤1/100<br />

test rate now has an added<br />

provision that Category 2 can<br />

also be claimed if testing occurs<br />

immediately upon demand of<br />

the safety function, and safety<br />

times and distances are also<br />

satisfied. To achieve PLd with<br />

Category 2 architectures it is now<br />

a normative requirement for the<br />

Output of Test Equipment (OTE)<br />

to initiate a safe state.<br />

There is a new clause (4.5.5)<br />

regarding the use of nonelectrical<br />

components where<br />

no reliability data is available,<br />

which allows for PFHD<br />

estimations to be made based<br />

on architectures and other<br />

factors.<br />

LIMITATIONS OVERCOME<br />

For Category 4 architectures,<br />

the 100 years Mean Time To<br />

Dangerous Failure (MTTFd)<br />

capping can be increased<br />

to 2,500 years. This is to<br />

overcome the limitations<br />

imposed on the calculated<br />

PFHD that results in an<br />

artificial limit to the number<br />

of subsystems in a series<br />

alignment. Annex K has<br />

therefore been updated to take<br />

account of this.<br />

The requirements for Safety<br />

Related Embedded Software<br />

(SRESW) include clear<br />

restrictions on the use of some<br />

Programmable Electronic<br />

Systems according to the PLr.<br />

For components for<br />

which SRESW requirements<br />

are not fulfilled, these<br />

components may be used<br />

under the following alternative<br />

conditions:<br />

• the SRP/CS is limited to PL<br />

a or b and uses category B,<br />

2 or 3;<br />

• the SRP/CS is limited to PL<br />

Carrying out the calculations<br />

to ensure compliance remains a<br />

resource-hungry process<br />

c or d and may use multiple<br />

components for two<br />

channels in category 2 or 3.<br />

The components of these<br />

two channels use diverse<br />

technologies.<br />

The summing up the PFHD<br />

of each SRP/CS in a series<br />

alignment, to establish the<br />

PFHD of the function, is made<br />

clearer (Clause 6.3).<br />

There is also clarification<br />

that the use of the Risk Graph<br />

in Annex A is not mandatory,<br />

and that other methods to<br />

establish PLr of the safety<br />

functions can be used instead.<br />

The guidance on selecting<br />

some of the parameters is<br />

expanded, and it is made<br />

clear that the selection of P1<br />

or P2 should consider both the<br />

possibility to avoid and the<br />

probability of occurrence of<br />

the hazardous event.<br />

There are some additional<br />

measures against Common<br />

Cause listed in table F.1. For<br />

example, detection of short<br />

circuits by dynamic test<br />

is listed as a measure for<br />

separation/segregation.<br />

SPECIFIC MEASURE<br />

The measure for EMC is now<br />

more specific: “For electrical/<br />

electronic systems, prevention<br />

of contamination and<br />

electromagnetic disturbances<br />

(EMC) to protect against<br />

common cause failures in<br />

accordance with appropriate<br />

standards (e.g. IEC 61326–3-1).”<br />

Annex I ‘Examples’ has<br />

been completely revised with<br />

example A (single channel)<br />

having a PLr of PLc, and<br />

example B (dual channel)<br />

having a PLr of PLd. More<br />

detail is now also given to the<br />

reliability data used in the<br />

examples to make them more<br />

in keeping with actual ‘real<br />

world’ applications.<br />

Despite its update, carrying<br />

out the calculations required<br />

by EN ISO 13849-1 remains<br />

a complex task, and while<br />

software solutions can help, it<br />

still remains a resource-hungry<br />

process for machine builders.<br />

i For more information<br />

contact W www.tuvps.com<br />

TÜV SÜD Product Service<br />

is the PPMA’s technical and<br />

legislative partner


Processing & Packaging Machinery Association<br />

Technical Seminars<br />

& Training Courses<br />

• MACHINERY DIRECTIVE<br />

• ROBOTIC SAFETY FOR<br />

INTEGRATORS<br />

• MACHINERY RISK<br />

ASSESSMENT<br />

• MACHINERY GUARDING<br />

• PUWER (SHWW)<br />

• FUNCTIONAL SAFETY<br />

Held at several locations including;<br />

Northampton - Manchester -<br />

Dublin - Edinburgh<br />

• Management & Development<br />

training courses are also<br />

available throughout the year<br />

For further details please e-mail;<br />

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

Exclusive Recruitment<br />

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78 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Who What Where<br />

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

Domino<br />

Nigel Bond,<br />

ceo of Domino<br />

Printing Sciences<br />

has become<br />

a member of<br />

the Brother executive<br />

management team. Following<br />

Brother Industries’ acquisition<br />

of the coding, marking and<br />

digital printing company last<br />

year, the appointment reflects<br />

the importance the Japanese<br />

multinational company places<br />

on Domino as a growth<br />

platform in the portfolio of<br />

businesses. Bond is the first<br />

non-Japanese member to join<br />

the board and says it is an<br />

honour to be invited.<br />

tna<br />

Nenad<br />

Karavezic<br />

is the new<br />

regional sales<br />

manager for<br />

tna in the Balkans.<br />

With a strong background<br />

in flexible food packaging<br />

solutions, he brings more<br />

than ten years’ experience<br />

in the local food industry,<br />

particularly customer<br />

service focused roles, to the<br />

European position.<br />

Event celebrates partnership to<br />

support East African markets<br />

Ishida Europe has strengthened its<br />

sales and service support in East<br />

Africa with the appointment of<br />

Allwin Packaging International as<br />

its agent for the region. A reception<br />

in Kenya hosted by the British High<br />

Commission celebrated Ishida’s<br />

commitment to the East African food<br />

market following this partnership<br />

and the launch of two new valuefor-money<br />

weighers. The event was<br />

held at the High Commissioner Nic<br />

Hailey’s residence in Nairobi and<br />

attended by over 200 guests.<br />

Nerak Wiese<br />

Simon Barrett<br />

has joined<br />

Nerak Wiese as<br />

head of projects<br />

in response<br />

to growing demand for the<br />

company’s vertical elevation<br />

solutions. A mechanical and<br />

manufacturing engineering<br />

graduate, Barrett will be<br />

responsible for the project<br />

management of a wide range<br />

of vertical conveying solutions<br />

for clients handling both<br />

unit loads and bulk solids.<br />

He is experienced in<br />

delivering completely bespoke<br />

engineering solutions.<br />

Industry specialist<br />

Mike Atkinson, a packaging<br />

machinery specialist for over<br />

50 years, has died aged 72.<br />

He spent his entire career in<br />

the machinery industry with<br />

appointments at companies<br />

including Rose Forgrove,<br />

Ilapak and Record Machinery<br />

handling a variety of projects,<br />

many for the bakery industry<br />

where he was particularly well<br />

known. He is survived by his<br />

wife Julia and son Alan,<br />

an area sales manager with<br />

PFM Packaging Machinery.<br />

Leuze electronic<br />

Patrick<br />

Kraemer has<br />

taken over as<br />

the new vice<br />

president sales<br />

at Leuze electronic. In addition<br />

to sales region Europe, he will<br />

be responsible worldwide for<br />

industry management including<br />

the areas of intralogistics,<br />

packaging industry, automotive<br />

industry, machine tool<br />

manufacturing and medical<br />

technology. “The company’s<br />

increasing globalisation calls for<br />

new and more internationally<br />

orientated distribution<br />

structure,” explains Leuze<br />

ceo Ulrich Balbach.<br />

Baker Perkins<br />

Geoff Hawley<br />

has been<br />

appointed<br />

strategic<br />

development<br />

manager for Baker Perkins and<br />

brings 30 years’ experience in<br />

the food industry worldwide to<br />

the position. His new role<br />

encompasses wide-ranging<br />

responsibilities including<br />

strategic and product<br />

development, mentoring and<br />

key account management.<br />

Saji Kuriakhose, the owner of Allwin Packaging with Steve Jones of Ishida<br />

Diary<br />

Dates<br />

27-29, SEPTEMBER, <strong>2016</strong><br />

PPMA Total Show<br />

<strong>2016</strong><br />

NEC, Birmingham<br />

www.ppmatotalshow.co.uk<br />

12 JULY<br />

PPMA Seminar<br />

PUWER<br />

Marriot Hotel, Northampton<br />

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

13 - 15 JULY<br />

Propak China<br />

Shanghai, China<br />

janette.lane@ppma.co.uk<br />

27 JULY<br />

PPMA Seminar<br />

Machinery Directive<br />

Marriot Hotel, Leicester<br />

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

14 - 15 SEPTEMBER<br />

Food & Drink<br />

Technology Africa<br />

Johannesburg, South Africa<br />

www.fdt-africa.com<br />

20 - 22 SEPTEMBER<br />

Propak West Africa<br />

Lagos, Nigeria<br />

www.propakwestafrica.com<br />

12 - 13 OCTOBER<br />

PHOTONEX/VISION<br />

UK <strong>2016</strong><br />

Ricoh Arena, Coventry<br />

www.photonex.org<br />

2 - 5 NOVEMBER<br />

Eurasia Packaging<br />

Istanbul, Turkey<br />

www.packagingfair.com<br />

7 - 9 NOVEMBER<br />

Gulfood<br />

Manufacturing <strong>2016</strong><br />

Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE<br />

janette.lane@ppma.co.uk


www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 79<br />

Buyers Guide: Ancillary Equipment<br />

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

AC INDUSTRIAL DRIVES<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 />

AC SERVO DRIVES<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 />

AS-i / IO-LINK NETWORKS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com<br />

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

BRAKING RESISTORS<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 />

CABLES / POWER SUPPLIES<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com<br />

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

COLOUR 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 />

CONTROL SOFTWARE<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 – BELT<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686<br />

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

CONVEYORS – MOTORISED DRUMS<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

CONVEYORS – ROLLER<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686<br />

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

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

CYLINDER SENSORS / ENCODERS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com<br />

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

DATA MATRIX READERS<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 />

EMC FILTERS<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 />

ENCODERS<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 />

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 />

ENERGY SAVING<br />

MONITORIING SOFTWARE<br />

Birmingham, B11 2BH<br />

T: 07780 470457<br />

E: miked@powercapacitors.co.uk<br />

www.powercapacitors.co.uk<br />

FLOW SENSORS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com<br />

www.ifm.com/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 />

GEARED MOTORS<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 />

HIGH PRECISION LOW<br />

BACKLASH GEARHEADS<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 />

HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE<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 />

INDUCTIVE SENSORS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com<br />

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL<br />

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com<br />

www.schmersal.co.uk www.schmersal.net<br />

INDUSTRIAL MOTORS<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 />

LEVEL SENSORS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com<br />

www.ifm.com/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 />

LINEAR MOTORS<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 />

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 />

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL<br />

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com<br />

www.schmersal.co.uk www.schmersal.net<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 />

MAGNETIC 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 />

MAGNETIC SEPARATORS<br />

Goudsmit Magnetics Group<br />

Peter Buckley<br />

T: +44 (0)7482 983183<br />

E: pbu@goudsmit.eu<br />

www.goudsmitmagnets.com<br />

MANUFACTURING EXECUTION/<br />

INFORMATION SYSTEMS<br />

METAL DETECTION<br />

MOTION CONTROL<br />

Birmingham, B45 8JL<br />

Bytronic<br />

T: +44 (0)1564 793174<br />

E: enquiries@bytronic.com<br />

www.bytronic.com<br />

Goudsmit Magnetics Group<br />

Peter Buckley<br />

T: +44 (0)7482 983183<br />

E: pbu@goudsmit.eu<br />

www.goudsmitmagnets.com<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 />

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 />

MOTORISED DRUMS<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

PHOTOCELLS /<br />

DISTANCE MEASUREMENT<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com<br />

www.ifm.com/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 />

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 />

PIPEWORK / DUCTING<br />

JACOB (UK) LTD<br />

T: 01694 722841<br />

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

www.jacob-uk.com<br />

PNEUMATIC CONTROL EQUIPMENT<br />

JACOB (UK) LTD<br />

T: 01694 722841<br />

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

www.jacob-uk.com<br />

PRESSURE SENSORS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com<br />

www.ifm.com/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 />

PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS<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 />

REGISTRATION MARK SCANNERS<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 />

RFID / DATA MATRIX<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 />

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 />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com<br />

www.ifm.com/uk


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Ancillary Equipment<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 />

ROBOT PROGRAMMING TRAINING<br />

IRbTraining<br />

Newcastle upon Tyne<br />

T: 0191 265 9151<br />

www.irbtraining.co.uk<br />

ROBOT SYSTEMS<br />

Doncaster,Yorkshire DN11 8EW<br />

T: 01302 711056 E: sales@bwcontainersystems.com<br />

www.bwcontainersystems.com<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686<br />

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

FANUC UK Ltd<br />

Coventry, CV3 4LB<br />

T: 02476 639669<br />

E: marketing@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 />

Western Mechanical Handling UK Ltd<br />

Callington, Cornwall PL17 7SD<br />

T: 01579 383788<br />

E: enquiries@wmh-uk-ltd.com<br />

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

SAFETY COMPONENTS<br />

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL<br />

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com<br />

www.schmersal.co.uk www.schmersal.net<br />

SAFETY LIGHT CURTAINS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com<br />

www.ifm.com/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 />

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL<br />

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com<br />

www.schmersal.co.uk www.schmersal.net<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 />

SENSORS FOR AUTOMATION<br />

Balluff Ltd<br />

Cheshire, CW9 7UA<br />

T: 0161 282 4700<br />

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

SERVO CONTROL SYSTEMS<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 />

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 />

SERVO GEARHEADS<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 />

SERVO MOTORS<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 />

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 />

TEMPERATURE SENSORS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com<br />

www.ifm.com/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 />

ULTRASONIC SENSORS<br />

VACUUM GRIPPERS<br />

JOULIN (UK)<br />

T: 0191 265 9151<br />

E: joulinuk@joulin.com<br />

www.joulin.com<br />

Turbo Vacuumentation Ltd<br />

T: 0161 482 4004<br />

E: steve.hurn@turbo-vac.co.uk<br />

www.turbo-vac.co.uk<br />

VALVE FEEDBACK<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com<br />

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

VALVES<br />

Gemu Valves Ltd<br />

T: 01925 824044<br />

E: customer.support@gemu.co.uk<br />

www.gemu.co.uk<br />

VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES<br />

(INVERTERS)<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 />

VIBRATION MONITORING<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 />

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 />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com<br />

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

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ADHESIVES<br />

Sealock Ltd<br />

Hampshire, SP10 5NU<br />

T: +44 (0) 1264 358185<br />

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

www.sealock.co.uk<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@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

FlexLink Systems Limited<br />

Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN<br />

T: 01908 327200<br />

E: info.uk@flexlink.com<br />

www.flexlink.com<br />

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

BAKING<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 />

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 />

BISCUIT PROCESS EQUIPMENT<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

BLENDING<br />

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk<br />

www.morton-mixers.co.uk<br />

T: +44 (0)1260 272894<br />

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.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 />

BOWL CHOPPER<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 />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

BULK PRODUCT<br />

HANDLING SYSTEMS<br />

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk<br />

www.morton-mixers.co.uk<br />

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<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


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Processing Packaging Equipment<br />

Machinery<br />

JACOB (UK) LTD<br />

T: 01694 722841<br />

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

www.jacob-uk.com<br />

piab<br />

Oaks Ind. Est., Festival Drive,<br />

Loughborough, LE11 5XN<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 />

CLEANING MACHINES<br />

The Industrial Cleaning<br />

Equipment Company<br />

T: 01543 449259 E: info@ecoblastsupplies.co.uk<br />

www.ecoblastsupplies.co.uk<br />

COATING<br />

AMP Rose<br />

Gainsborough,<br />

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

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

T: +44 (0)1260 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: ask@valcomelton.com www.valcomelton.com<br />

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

CONFECTIONERY PROCESS<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

AMP Rose<br />

Gainsborough,<br />

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

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

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.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 />

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

CONVEYORS<br />

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609<br />

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686<br />

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

COOKING KETTLES<br />

COSMETIC & TOILETRY<br />

PROCESSING EQUIPMENT<br />

T: +44 (0)1260 272894<br />

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.com<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 />

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk<br />

www.morton-mixers.co.uk<br />

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

DAIRY EQUIPMENT<br />

AVE UK LTD<br />

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG<br />

T: 01252 733200<br />

E: sales@aveuk.net<br />

www.aveuk.net<br />

FlexLink Systems Limited<br />

Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN<br />

T: 01908 327200<br />

E: info.uk@flexlink.com<br />

www.flexlink.com<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

E: info.npu@netzsch.com www.netzsch.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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

Riggs Autopack Ltd<br />

Premier Mill, Brunswick Street,<br />

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU<br />

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

E: info@riggsautopack.co.uk www.riggsautopack.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 />

Western Mechanical Handling UK Ltd<br />

Callington, Cornwall PL17 7SD<br />

T: 01579 383788<br />

E: enquiries@wmh-uk-ltd.com<br />

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

DIAGNOSTIC TEST STRIP EQUIPMENT<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 />

DRUM EMPTYING<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

E: info.npu@netzsch.com www.netzsch.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 />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

E: info.npu@netzsch.com www.netzsch.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 />

DRYERS<br />

VC999 Packaging Systems<br />

Round Spinney, Northampton NN3 8RQ<br />

T: 01604 643 999,<br />

E: info@vc999.co.uk<br />

www.vc999.co.uk<br />

EXTRUSION<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.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 />

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

FILLING MACHINES: LIQUID<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 />

Riggs Autopack Ltd<br />

Premier Mill, Brunswick Street,<br />

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU<br />

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

E: info@riggsautopack.co.uk www.riggsautopack.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 />

FILTRATION EQUIPMENT<br />

FLUID BED DRYERS/GRANULATORS<br />

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL<br />

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com<br />

www.schmersal.co.uk www.schmersal.net<br />

FOOD PROCESSING EQUIPMENT<br />

T: +44 (0)1260 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 />

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 />

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk<br />

www.morton-mixers.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 />

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 />

Riggs Autopack Ltd<br />

Premier Mill, Brunswick Street,<br />

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU<br />

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

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

Western Mechanical Handling UK Ltd<br />

Callington, Cornwall PL17 7SD<br />

T: 01579 383788<br />

E: enquiries@wmh-uk-ltd.com<br />

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

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

GRILLING<br />

Western Mechanical Handling UK Ltd<br />

Callington, Cornwall PL17 7SD<br />

T: 01579 383788<br />

E: enquiries@wmh-uk-ltd.com<br />

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

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 PROCESSING<br />

EQUIPMENT (HPP)<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

E: info.npu@netzsch.com www.netzsch.com<br />

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.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 />

d h industries<br />

dh industries<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 />

Sealpac UK Ltd<br />

Units 1-3, The Concept Centre,<br />

Innovation Close, Poole, Dorset BH12 4QD, UK<br />

T: 0845 302 3056 F: 0845 302 3057<br />

E: sales@sealpac-uk.com www.sealpac-uk.com


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HOMOGENISATION<br />

Silverson<br />

Waterside, Chesham,<br />

Buckinghamshire HP5 1PQ<br />

T: 01494 786331<br />

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

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

MEAT PROCESSING EQUIPMENT<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

E: info.npu@netzsch.com www.netzsch.com<br />

MECHANISATION – UNPACKED<br />

MECHANICAL HANDLING<br />

PROCESS AREA<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

E: info.npu@netzsch.com www.netzsch.com<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 />

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 />

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk<br />

www.morton-mixers.co.uk<br />

T: +44 (0)1260 272894<br />

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.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 />

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<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 />

T: +44 (0)1260 272894<br />

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.com<br />

d h industries<br />

dh industries<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 />

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk<br />

www.morton-mixers.co.uk<br />

PASTA COOKERS<br />

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 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 />

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 />

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

PILOT PLANT<br />

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

PIZZA 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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

E: info.npu@netzsch.com www.netzsch.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 />

SANDWICH PREPARATION<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

SAUSAGE PRODUCTION<br />

EQUIPMENT<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 />

VC999 Packaging Systems<br />

Round Spinney, Northampton NN3 8RQ<br />

T: 01604 643 999,<br />

E: info@vc999.co.uk<br />

www.vc999.co.uk<br />

SMOKE GENERATORS<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 />

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@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk<br />

www.morton-mixers.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 />

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

SORTING EQUIPMENT<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 />

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 />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

E: info.npu@netzsch.com www.netzsch.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 />

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 />

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.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 />

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 />

UV CURING<br />

Jenton International Ltd.<br />

9 Ardglen Ind. Est., Ardglen Rd.,<br />

Whitchurch, Hants RG28 7BB<br />

T: 01256 892194<br />

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

VACUUM PROCESS VESSELS<br />

T: +44 (0)1260 272894<br />

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.com<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 />

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk<br />

www.morton-mixers.co.uk<br />

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk<br />

WASHING EQUIPMENT<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 />

WASHING/STERILISING EQUIPMENT<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 />

X-RAY INSPECTION<br />

Winkworth<br />

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.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 />

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 />

Sparc Systems Ltd<br />

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP<br />

T: 01684 310000<br />

E: sales@sparc-systems.co.uk<br />

www.sparc-systems.co.uk


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Buyers Guide: Packaging Machinery<br />

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

ADHESIVES<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 />

Sealock Ltd<br />

Hampshire, SP10 5NU<br />

T: +44 (0) 1264 358185<br />

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

www.sealock.co.uk<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 />

Protek Packaging Ltd<br />

Warrington, Cheshire WA1 4RR<br />

T: 01925 819557<br />

E: sales@protekpackaging.com<br />

www.protekpackaging.com<br />

Valco Melton UK<br />

Hortonwood 32,<br />

Telford TF1 7YN<br />

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

E: ask@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 />

W H Leary, Robatech<br />

Basildon, Essex, SS15 6SW<br />

T: 01268 490035<br />

E: post@whleary.co.uk<br />

www.whleary.co.uk<br />

AEROSOL & SPRAY EQUIPMENT<br />

d h industries<br />

dh industries<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 />

Gainsborough,<br />

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

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

Audion Swissvac UK<br />

18 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8AN<br />

T: 01753 546777<br />

E: info@audionelektro.co.uk<br />

www.audionelektro.co.uk<br />

Fischbein-Saxon Ltd<br />

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877<br />

E: sales@fischbein-saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern<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 />

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 />

Ilapak Ltd<br />

Hayes, Middlesex<br />

UB3 3BN<br />

T: 020 8797 2000<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 />

2 Pilgrim Way, Stanningley,<br />

Leeds LS28 6LU<br />

PFM Packaging T: Machinery 0113 239 3401 Ltd<br />

E: sales@pfmuk.com<br />

www.pfmuk.com<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 />

BAG PALLETISERS<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686<br />

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

Fischbein-Saxon Ltd<br />

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877<br />

E: sales@fischbein-saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL<br />

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka-robotics.co.uk<br />

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

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Burnley, Lancs, 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 />

Audion Swissvac UK<br />

18 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8AN<br />

T: 01753 546777<br />

E: info@audionelektro.co.uk<br />

www.audionelektro.co.uk<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 />

BANDING<br />

Gordian Strapping Ltd<br />

Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6XX<br />

T: 01256 394 400 F: 01256 394 410<br />

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com<br />

www.gordianstrapping.com<br />

Jenton International Ltd.<br />

9 Ardglen Ind. Est., Ardglen Rd.,<br />

Whitchurch, Hants RG28 7BB<br />

T: 01256 892194<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 READER<br />

VERIFICATION-OCR<br />

W H Leary, Robatech<br />

Basildon, Essex, SS15 6SW<br />

T: 01268 490035<br />

E: post@whleary.co.uk<br />

www.whleary.co.uk<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 />

Birmingham, B45 8JL<br />

Bytronic<br />

T: +44 (0)1564 793174<br />

E: enquiries@bytronic.com<br />

www.bytronic.com<br />

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.<br />

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ<br />

T: 01844 213177<br />

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.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: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609<br />

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk<br />

Cobalt Systems Ltd<br />

Cobalt House, Arden Square,<br />

Electra Way, Crewe, CW1 6HA<br />

T: 01270 539800<br />

E: sales@cobaltis.co.uk www.cobalt-hsg.com<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 />

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 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 />

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 />

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 />

BLOW MOULDING<br />

Serac UK<br />

Po Box 527, Ducklington,<br />

Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 9LL, UK<br />

T: 01235 537222<br />

E: info@serac-uk.com www.serac-group.com<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 />

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 />

Fischbein-Saxon Ltd<br />

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877<br />

E: sales@fischbein-saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern<br />

Industrial Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

D4 Brookside Business Park, Manchester M24 1GS<br />

T: 0161 655 4846<br />

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

www.ilsystems.co.uk<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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

Advanced Dynamics Ltd<br />

Unit 3, 606 Industrial Park,<br />

Staithgate Lane, Bradford, BD6 1YA<br />

T: 01274 731222 F: 01274 308953<br />

E: info@advanceddynamics.co.uk<br />

www.advanceddynamics.co.uk


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AVE UK LTD<br />

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG<br />

T: 01252 733200<br />

E: sales@aveuk.net<br />

www.aveuk.net<br />

Kliklok International Ltd<br />

Western Drive, Bristol BS14 0AY<br />

T: 01275 836131<br />

E: sales@kliklok-int.com<br />

www.kliklok-int.com<br />

now part of the Bosch Group<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 />

The Food Machinery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<br />

Cap Coder Ltd<br />

Monument Business Park,<br />

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW<br />

T: 01865 891466 F: 01865 891292<br />

E: sales@capcoder.com www.capcoder.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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

Mediseal GmbH<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865<br />

www.mediseal.de<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 />

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 />

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 />

Norden (UK) Ltd<br />

2 Tanners Drive, Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN<br />

T: 01462 895245 F: 01462 895683<br />

E: enquiries@norden.co.uk<br />

www.nordenmachinery.se<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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

Woodward Avenue, Yate, Bristol BS37 5AP<br />

T: 01454 328660 F: 01454 326871<br />

E: machine.sales@smurfitkappa.co.uk<br />

www.machinesystems.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 />

Serac UK<br />

Po Box 527, Ducklington,<br />

Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 9LL, UK<br />

T: 01235 537222<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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

CME Ltd<br />

Combe St Nicholas, Somerset, TA20 3NL<br />

T: 01460 269500<br />

E: cme@cme-ltd.com<br />

www.cme-ltd.com<br />

Dividella AG<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865<br />

www.dividella.com<br />

ETPACK SPRINTER UK LTD<br />

NEWBURY, BERKS, RG14 5SJ<br />

T: 01635 905090<br />

E: dianne@et-pack.com<br />

www.et-pack.com<br />

105 Newdigate Road, Nottingham, NG16 1HN<br />

T: 0115 875 9846<br />

E: contact@raupack.co.uk www.raupack.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 />

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 />

AVE UK LTD<br />

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG<br />

T: 01252 733200<br />

E: sales@aveuk.net<br />

www.aveuk.net<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 />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686<br />

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

AVE UK LTD<br />

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG<br />

T: 01252 733200<br />

E: sales@aveuk.net<br />

www.aveuk.net<br />

BluePrint Automation B.V.<br />

T: +31 (0)348 410 999<br />

E: sales@bpa-flexolutions.nl www.bpa-flexolutions.com<br />

Doncaster,Yorkshire DN11 8EW<br />

T: 01302 711056 E: sales@bwcontainersystems.com<br />

www.bwcontainersystems.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 />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686<br />

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

Woodward Avenue, 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: +44 (0)113 3505694<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 />

Woodward Avenue, Yate, Bristol BS37 5AP<br />

T: 01454 328660 F: 01454 326871<br />

E: machine.sales@smurfitkappa.co.uk<br />

www.machinesystems.co.uk<br />

CENTRIFUGAL BOWL FEEDERS<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 />

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 />

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 />

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


Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2016</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 85<br />

Packaging Machinery<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: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609<br />

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk<br />

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609<br />

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk<br />

Fischbein-Saxon Ltd<br />

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877<br />

E: sales@fischbein-saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern<br />

CHECKWEIGHER METAL<br />

DETECTOR COMBI UNITS<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 />

The Food Machinery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<br />

Sparc Systems Ltd<br />

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP<br />

T: 01684 310000<br />

E: sales@sparc-systems.co.uk<br />

www.sparc-systems.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 />

The Food Machinery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<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 />

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 />

Sparc Systems Ltd<br />

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP<br />

T: 01684 310000<br />

E: sales@sparc-systems.co.uk<br />

www.sparc-systems.co.uk<br />

Yamato<br />

Leeds, LS12 6HH<br />

T: 0113 322 1546<br />

E: sales1@yamatoscale.co.uk<br />

www.yamatoscale.co.uk<br />

CODING & MARKING<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.com www.capcoder.com<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 />

Industrial Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

D4 Brookside Business Park, Manchester M24 1GS<br />

T: 0161 655 4846<br />

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

www.ilsystems.co.uk<br />

Linx Printing<br />

Technologies Ltd<br />

8 Stocks Bridge Way, St. Ives, PE27 5JL<br />

T: 01480 302100 F: 01480 302116<br />

E: uksales@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 />

Open Date Equipment Ltd<br />

Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4DG<br />

T: 020 8655 4999<br />

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

www.opendate.co.uk<br />

T: 01962 761761 E: sales@printsafe.co.uk<br />

www.printsafe.co.uk<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 />

CODING MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE<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 />

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 Industrial Estate,<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG<br />

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949<br />

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

CONVERGERS<br />

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609<br />

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk<br />

Jenton International Ltd.<br />

9 Ardglen Ind. Est., Ardglen Rd.,<br />

Whitchurch, Hants RG28 7BB<br />

T: 01256 892194<br />

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

Kensal Handling Systems<br />

Kensal House, President Way,<br />

Luton, LU2 9NR<br />

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776<br />

E: sales@kensal.com www.kensal.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 />

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 />

CONVEYORS<br />

Advance Automated Systems Ltd<br />

T: 01325 328930<br />

E: sales@advance-as.co.uk<br />

www.advanceconveyors.co.uk<br />

Astec Conveyors<br />

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DH<br />

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444<br />

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com<br />

www.astecconveyors.com<br />

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609<br />

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk<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 />

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 />

Doncaster,Yorkshire DN11 8EW<br />

T: 01302 711056 E: sales@bwcontainersystems.com<br />

www.bwcontainersystems.com<br />

FlexLink Systems Limited<br />

Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN<br />

T: 01908 327200<br />

E: info.uk@flexlink.com<br />

www.flexlink.com<br />

The Food Machinery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

E: gb.sales@interroll.com www.interroll.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 />

Kensal Handling Systems<br />

Kensal House, President Way,<br />

Luton, LU2 9NR<br />

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776<br />

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

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Burnley, Lancs, BB12 6HH<br />

T: 0845 265 7570 F: 0845 265 7571<br />

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

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 />

Transnorm<br />

Unit 300B, Ashchurch Business Centre,<br />

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 8TD<br />

T: +44 (0)1684 291100 F: +44 (0)1684 291550<br />

E: sales@transnorm.co.uk www.transnorm.co.uk<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 />

CONVEYORS (AIR)<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 />

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.<br />

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ<br />

T: 01844 213177<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: info@allencoding.com 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 />

CONFECTIONERY WRAPPING<br />

MACHINES<br />

AMP Rose<br />

Gainsborough,<br />

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

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

CME Ltd<br />

Combe St Nicholas, Somerset, TA20 3NL<br />

T: 01460 269500<br />

E: cme@cme-ltd.com<br />

www.cme-ltd.com<br />

CONTRACT LABELLING<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.com www.capcoder.com<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686<br />

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

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

CONVEYORS – PALLET<br />

Astec Conveyors<br />

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DH<br />

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444<br />

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com<br />

www.astecconveyors.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 />

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.<br />

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ<br />

T: 01844 213177<br />

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.com<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 />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686<br />

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk


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Packaging Machinery Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<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 />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

Kensal Handling Systems<br />

Kensal House, President Way,<br />

Luton, LU2 9NR<br />

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776<br />

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

CONVEYORS – POWERED ROLLER<br />

Astec Conveyors<br />

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DH<br />

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444<br />

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com<br />

www.astecconveyors.com<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686<br />

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

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

COUNTING MACHINERY<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 />

DEBLISTERING MACHINES<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 />

DEPALLETISERS<br />

AVE UK LTD<br />

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG<br />

T: 01252 733200<br />

E: sales@aveuk.net<br />

www.aveuk.net<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686<br />

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

Kensal Handling Systems<br />

Kensal House, President Way,<br />

Luton, LU2 9NR<br />

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776<br />

E: sales@kensal.com www.kensal.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 />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL<br />

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka-robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka-robotics.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 />

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 />

END OF LINE BAGGING MACHINES<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 />

FFS HORIZONTAL<br />

(FLOWWRAPPERS)<br />

automated packaging systems<br />

AMP Rose<br />

Gainsborough,<br />

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

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

Audion Swissvac UK<br />

18 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8AN<br />

T: 01753 546777<br />

E: info@audionelektro.co.uk<br />

www.audionelektro.co.uk<br />

The Food Machinery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<br />

Ilapak Ltd<br />

Hayes, Middlesex<br />

UB3 3BN<br />

T: 020 8797 2000<br />

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

Audion Swissvac UK<br />

18 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8AN<br />

T: 01753 546777<br />

E: info@audionelektro.co.uk<br />

www.audionelektro.co.uk<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 />

The Food Machinery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<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 />

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 />

Ilapak Ltd<br />

Hayes, Middlesex<br />

UB3 3BN<br />

T: 020 8797 2000<br />

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

2 Pilgrim Way, Stanningley,<br />

Leeds LS28 6LU<br />

PFM Packaging T: Machinery 0113 239 3401 Ltd<br />

E: sales@pfmuk.com<br />

www.pfmuk.com<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 />

105 Newdigate Road, Nottingham, NG16 1HN<br />

T: 0115 875 9846<br />

E: contact@raupack.co.uk www.raupack.co.uk<br />

Sparc Systems Ltd<br />

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP<br />

T: 01684 310000<br />

E: sales@sparc-systems.co.uk<br />

www.sparc-systems.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 />

COUNTING/PACKAGING<br />

HARDWARE COMPONENTS<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 />

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 />

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 />

CRIMPING EQUIPMENT<br />

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Burnley, Lancs, BB12 6HH<br />

T: 0845 265 7570 F: 0845 265 7571<br />

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

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 />

ELEVATORS<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 />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686<br />

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

Kensal Handling Systems<br />

Kensal House, President Way,<br />

Luton, LU2 9NR<br />

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776<br />

E: sales@kensal.com www.kensal.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 />

ILPRA UK<br />

Swindon, Wilts. SN3 4AG<br />

T: 01793 832020<br />

E: reception.uk@ilpra.com<br />

www.ilpra.co.uk<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 />

Paramount<br />

Packaging Systems<br />

T: 01252 815252<br />

E: fuji@paramount-packaging.co.uk<br />

www.paramount-packaging.co.uk<br />

2 Pilgrim Way, Stanningley,<br />

Leeds LS28 6LU<br />

PFM Packaging T: Machinery 0113 239 3401 Ltd<br />

E: sales@pfmuk.com<br />

www.pfmuk.com<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 />

FFS THERMO<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 />

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 />

FFS VERTICAL<br />

FILLING: ASEPTIC<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 />

Serac UK<br />

Po Box 527, Ducklington,<br />

Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 9LL, UK<br />

T: 01235 537222<br />

E: info@serac-uk.com www.serac-group.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 />

FILLING: BAG/SACK<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 />

A.T. Sack Fillers<br />

12 Biggin Lane, Ramsey, Cambs PE26 1NB<br />

T: 01487 711114 E: enquiries@atsackfillers.co.uk<br />

www.atsackfillers.co.uk<br />

Fischbein-Saxon Ltd<br />

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877<br />

E: sales@fischbein-saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern<br />

Ilapak Ltd<br />

Hayes, Middlesex<br />

UB3 3BN<br />

T: 020 8797 2000<br />

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

d h industries<br />

dh industries<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 />

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL<br />

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com<br />

www.schmersal.co.uk www.schmersal.net<br />

AMP Rose<br />

Gainsborough,<br />

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

E: sales@amp-rose.com www.amp-rose.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


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Packaging Machinery<br />

FILLING: CAPSULE<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 />

Evolution BPS<br />

T: 01721 724296<br />

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

www.evolutionbps.co.uk<br />

FILLING: COSMETIC 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 />

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 />

Norden (UK) Ltd<br />

2 Tanners Drive, Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN<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 />

Serac UK<br />

Po Box 527, Ducklington,<br />

Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 9LL, UK<br />

T: 01235 537222<br />

E: info@serac-uk.com www.serac-group.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 />

FILLING: DRUM & IBC<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 />

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 />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

E: info.npu@netzsch.com www.netzsch.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 />

FILLING: GRANULES<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 />

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 />

FILLING: LIQUID<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 />

AVE UK LTD<br />

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG<br />

T: 01252 733200<br />

E: sales@aveuk.net<br />

www.aveuk.net<br />

Doncaster,Yorkshire DN11 8EW<br />

T: 01302 711056 E: sales@bwcontainersystems.com<br />

www.bwcontainersystems.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.com www.capcoder.com<br />

Evolution BPS<br />

T: 01721 724296<br />

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

www.evolutionbps.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 />

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 />

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 />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

E: info.npu@netzsch.com www.netzsch.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 />

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 />

Riggs Autopack Ltd<br />

Premier Mill, Brunswick Street,<br />

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU<br />

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

E: info@riggsautopack.co.uk www.riggsautopack.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 />

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 />

FILLING: MOLTEN<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 />

FILLING: PASTE<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 />

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 />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

E: info.npu@netzsch.com www.netzsch.com<br />

Norden (UK) Ltd<br />

2 Tanners Drive, Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN<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 />

Riggs Autopack Ltd<br />

Premier Mill, Brunswick Street,<br />

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU<br />

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

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

FILLING: PHARMACEUTICAL<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 />

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 />

Cap Coder Ltd<br />

Monument Business Park,<br />

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW<br />

T: 01865 891466 F: 01865 891292<br />

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

Norden (UK) Ltd<br />

2 Tanners Drive, Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN<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 />

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 />

FILLING: POWDER<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 />

The Food Machinery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<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 />

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 />

FILLING: SOLIDS<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 />

Ilapak Ltd<br />

Hayes, Middlesex<br />

UB3 3BN<br />

T: 020 8797 2000<br />

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

<strong>MU</strong>LTI-FILL Inc. T: +1 801 280 1570<br />

multifill multifil<br />

E: sales@multi-fill.com<br />

www.multi-fill.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 />

FILLING: WEIGH<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 />

The Food Machinery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<br />

Ilapak Ltd<br />

Hayes, Middlesex<br />

UB3 3BN<br />

T: 020 8797 2000<br />

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

Serac UK<br />

T: 01235 537 222<br />

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

www.oil-filling-machines.com<br />

www.lubricants-filling-machines.com<br />

www.dairy-bottle-filling-machines.com<br />

105 Newdigate Road, Nottingham, NG16 1HN<br />

T: 0115 875 9846<br />

E: contact@raupack.co.uk www.raupack.co.uk<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


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Serac UK<br />

Po Box 527, Ducklington,<br />

Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 9LL, UK<br />

T: 01235 537222<br />

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

Open Date Equipment Ltd<br />

Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4DG<br />

T: 020 8655 4999<br />

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

www.opendate.co.uk<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 />

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 />

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 />

FOIL CAPPING MACHINES<br />

Fords Packaging<br />

Systems Ltd<br />

Ronald Close<br />

Woburn Road Ind. Estate, Kempston, Bedford MK42 7SH<br />

T: 01234 846600 F: 01234 853040<br />

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

HEAT SEALERS<br />

Audion Swissvac UK<br />

18 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8AN<br />

T: 01753 546777<br />

E: info@audionelektro.co.uk<br />

www.audionelektro.co.uk<br />

Fischbein-Saxon Ltd<br />

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877<br />

E: sales@fischbein-saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern<br />

Fords Packaging<br />

Systems Ltd<br />

Ronald Close<br />

Woburn Road Ind. Estate, Kempston, Bedford MK42 7SH<br />

T: 01234 846600 F: 01234 853040<br />

E: sales@fordsps.com www.fordsps.com<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 />

MPE UK LIMITED<br />

Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire SK23 7DQ<br />

T: +44 1663 732 700<br />

E: mark@mpe-uk.com<br />

www.mpe-uk.com<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 />

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 />

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 />

Sealpac UK Ltd<br />

Units 1-3, The Concept Centre,<br />

Innovation Close, Poole, Dorset BH12 4QD, UK<br />

T: 0845 302 3056 F: 0845 302 3057<br />

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

HANDLE APPLICATORS<br />

AVE UK LTD<br />

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG<br />

T: 01252 733200<br />

E: sales@aveuk.net<br />

www.aveuk.net<br />

HOT FOIL PRINTERS<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: info@allencoding.com www.allencoding.com<br />

HOT MELT APPLICATION<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

W H Leary, Robatech<br />

Basildon, Essex, SS15 6SW<br />

T: 01268 490035<br />

E: post@whleary.co.uk<br />

www.whleary.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 />

INDUCTION CAP SEALING<br />

Advanced Dynamics Ltd<br />

Unit 3, 606 Industrial Park,<br />

Staithgate Lane, Bradford, BD6 1YA<br />

T: 01274 731222 F: 01274 308953<br />

E: info@advanceddynamics.co.uk<br />

www.advanceddynamics.co.uk<br />

Enercon Industries Ltd<br />

62-64 Edison Road, Aylesbury,<br />

Bucks HP19 8UX<br />

T: +44(0)1296 330542 F: +44(0)1296 432098<br />

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

Fords Packaging<br />

Systems Ltd<br />

Ronald Close<br />

Woburn Road Ind. Estate, Kempston, Bedford MK42 7SH<br />

T: 01234 846600 F: 01234 853040<br />

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

INDUCTION FOIL SEALING<br />

Fords Packaging<br />

Systems Ltd<br />

Ronald Close<br />

Woburn Road Ind. Estate, Kempston, Bedford MK42 7SH<br />

T: 01234 846600 F: 01234 853040<br />

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

INK JET CODERS<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: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609<br />

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk<br />

Open Date Equipment Ltd<br />

Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4DG<br />

T: 020 8655 4999<br />

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

www.opendate.co.uk<br />

T: 01962 761761 E: sales@printsafe.co.uk<br />

www.printsafe.co.uk<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 />

INK JET PRINTERS<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 />

Fischbein-Saxon Ltd<br />

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877<br />

E: sales@fischbein-saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern<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 />

INSPECTION SYSTEMS<br />

Acrovision<br />

Hertfordshire, AL3 8JP<br />

T: 0845 337 0250<br />

E: info@acrovision.co.uk<br />

www.acrovision.co.uk<br />

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.<br />

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ<br />

T: 01844 213177<br />

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.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 />

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 />

Evolution BPS<br />

T: 01721 724296<br />

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

www.evolutionbps.co.uk<br />

Fortress Technology (Europe) Ltd<br />

Phantom House, Beaumont Road,<br />

Banbury, Oxon, OX16 1RH<br />

T: 01295 256266 F: 01295 255987<br />

E: info@fortresstechnology.co.uk<br />

www.fortresstechnology.co.uk<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 />

M.D.S. Ltd Metal Detection Services<br />

St. Martins Studios, Greenbank Road,<br />

Sale, Cheshire M33 5PN<br />

T: Sales 0161 286 8755 T: 0161 286 8750<br />

E: sales@mds.org.uk www.mds.org.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 />

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 />

Sealpac UK Ltd<br />

Units 1-3, The Concept Centre,<br />

Innovation Close, Poole, Dorset BH12 4QD, UK<br />

T: 0845 302 3056 F: 0845 302 3057<br />

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

L-BAR SEALERS MANUAL/AUTO<br />

Audion Swissvac UK<br />

18 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8AN<br />

T: 01753 546777<br />

E: info@audionelektro.co.uk<br />

www.audionelektro.co.uk<br />

LABEL PRINTERS<br />

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.<br />

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ<br />

T: 01844 213177<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: info@allencoding.com www.allencoding.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 />

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 />

Industrial Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

D4 Brookside Business Park, Manchester M24 1GS<br />

T: 0161 655 4846<br />

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

www.ilsystems.co.uk<br />

QuickLabel Systems<br />

11 Whittle Parkway, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 6DQ<br />

T: 01628 668836 F: 01628 664994<br />

E: info@QuickLabel.co.uk<br />

www.QuickLabel.co.uk<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 />

LABELLERS<br />

Advanced Dynamics Ltd<br />

Unit 3, 606 Industrial Park,<br />

Staithgate Lane, Bradford, BD6 1YA<br />

T: 01274 731222 F: 01274 308953<br />

E: info@advanceddynamics.co.uk<br />

www.advanceddynamics.co.uk<br />

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.<br />

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ<br />

T: 01844 213177<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: info@allencoding.com www.allencoding.com<br />

ALTech UK Labelling Technologies Ltd<br />

Central Park, Bridgend, South Wales CF31 3RT<br />

T: 0800 612 6205<br />

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

www.altech-uk.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 />

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609<br />

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk<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: info@allencoding.com www.allencoding.com<br />

Valco Melton UK<br />

Hortonwood 32,<br />

Telford TF1 7YN<br />

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

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

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609<br />

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk


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Packaging Machinery<br />

AVE UK LTD<br />

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG<br />

T: 01252 733200<br />

E: sales@aveuk.net<br />

www.aveuk.net<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 />

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609<br />

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk<br />

2 Pilgrim Way, Stanningley,<br />

Leeds LS28 6LU<br />

PFM Packaging T: Machinery 0113 239 3401 Ltd<br />

E: sales@pfmuk.com<br />

www.pfmuk.com<br />

Evolution BPS<br />

T: 01721 724296<br />

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

www.evolutionbps.co.uk<br />

HERMA UK Limited<br />

The Hollands Centre,<br />

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

T: 01440 763366 F: 01440 706834<br />

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

Industrial Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

D4 Brookside Business Park, Manchester M24 1GS<br />

T: 0161 655 4846<br />

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

www.ilsystems.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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

LABELLING SOFTWARE<br />

T: 01255 553822<br />

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

www.premierlabellers.co.uk<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 />

Sealpac UK Ltd<br />

Units 1-3, The Concept Centre,<br />

Innovation Close, Poole, Dorset BH12 4QD, UK<br />

T: 0845 302 3056 F: 0845 302 3057<br />

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

Sessions UK<br />

1 Redeness Street, York, YO31 7UU<br />

T: 01904 610613<br />

E: enquiry@sessionsuk.com<br />

www.sessionsuk.com<br />

Sovereign Labelling Systems<br />

Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0SF<br />

T: 01206 304182<br />

E: sovereign@sovereignlabellingsystems.co.uk<br />

www.sovereignlabellingsystems.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 />

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.<br />

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ<br />

T: 01844 213177<br />

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.com<br />

LANE DIVIDER/COMBINER<br />

Astec Conveyors<br />

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DH<br />

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444<br />

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com<br />

www.astecconveyors.com<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686<br />

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

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 />

Sewtec Automation Ltd<br />

3 Riverside Way,<br />

Ravenstho