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Issue 2, Volume XXVIII, <strong>March</strong>/<strong>April</strong> <strong>2017</strong><br />

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

INSIDE<br />

NEWS<br />

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as cleaning and online shopping<br />

NEW MACHINERY<br />

A new flexible tray sealer that<br />

is optimised for medium to<br />

large batches along with quick<br />

product changes was launched<br />

by Multivac UK last month and<br />

will also be shown at interpack<br />

Find out more on page 14<br />

INSTALLATIONS<br />

Sterilising equipment<br />

at animal healthcare<br />

company Norbrook<br />

Laboratories has<br />

been upgraded by<br />

changing all the<br />

control systems<br />

PLUS<br />

Drinks need change<br />

Registration is open for the<br />

free-to-attend Machine Vision<br />

Conference at the Arena MK,<br />

Milton Keynes on 17 <strong>April</strong><br />

Drinks is a fast-moving, consumer-led market that sees frequently<br />

changing demands posing problems for its production facilities.<br />

We look at the latest developments that help with future-proofi ng


Much more than simple technology<br />

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

Düsseldorf - Germany<br />

04 - 10 May <strong>2017</strong><br />

Hall 13 - Stand C31


www.machineryupdate.co.uk MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 3<br />

<strong>March</strong>/<strong>April</strong><br />

Contents<br />

7 NEWS<br />

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24<br />

66 REGULAR FEATURES<br />

17 NEW MACHINERY<br />

24 INSTALLATIONS<br />

32 SPECIAL FEATURE<br />

INTERPACK PREVIEW<br />

This 24 page preview details<br />

many of the new products to<br />

be launched at the 19-hall show<br />

taking place in Düsseldorf this<br />

May, to help you plan your visit<br />

56 SPECIAL FEATURE<br />

DRINKS<br />

This feature reports on how the<br />

latest technology is being used<br />

to meet the ever-changing needs<br />

of the fast-paced drinks sector<br />

including faster pouch options<br />

70 LABELLING,<br />

CODING & MARKING<br />

The Herma wraparound labeller<br />

is a new solution for challenging<br />

and unsteady cylindrical items<br />

to be labelled at higher speeds<br />

72 COMPONENTS<br />

A new system is set to minimise<br />

downtime by making predictive<br />

maintenance techniques better<br />

76 REGULATIONS<br />

Guidance for the increasing use<br />

of cobots in the workplace was<br />

published last year and here,<br />

we explain how this works<br />

78 WHO WHAT WHERE<br />

People, events and diary dates<br />

79 BUYERS’ GUIDES<br />

<strong>Machinery</strong> and services<br />

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Gail Hunt<br />

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Chris Valdes<br />

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Barry Heath<br />

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From Concept to Reality<br />

Hall 16<br />

D15<br />

See Hall and Stand Numbers<br />

BLISTER PACKING<br />

CARTONING<br />

SHRINK & STRETCH WRAPPING<br />

Hall 8a<br />

C45<br />

SACHET & STICK MACHINERY<br />

LIQUID & POWDER FILLING<br />

BOTTLE UNSCRAMBLING<br />

CASE PACKING & WRAPAROUND<br />

COMPACT PALLETISERS<br />

SERIALISATION<br />

STRIP PACKING<br />

TURN KEY LINES<br />

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

PPMA matters<br />

Nothing rivals<br />

face-to-face<br />

opportunities<br />

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Conveyor<br />

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Mark Williamson<br />

CHAIRMAN PPMA GROUP OF ASSOCIATIONS<br />

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

As the incoming Chairman of the PPMA Group I am<br />

extremely excited to have been asked to guide our<br />

500 plus member association over the next two years.<br />

I’m a strong believer in the adoption of new and efficient<br />

technologies in collaboration and content delivery and<br />

pleased that after initial meetings with the PPMA executive we<br />

have started a number of initiative’s that will enable modern<br />

digital consumption of the associations products, including<br />

this very magazine. You can, of course, already read <strong>Machinery</strong><br />

<strong>Update</strong> on-line, but we plan to enhance the information<br />

available on the website over the coming months.<br />

In my own company (Stemmer Imaging), we recently<br />

undertook an independent customer survey and although<br />

digital information delivery is growing in importance in the<br />

buying cycle, the most valued form of contact with a supplier<br />

remained exhibitions and trade shows.<br />

The most valued form of<br />

contact between buyer and seller<br />

is still meeting at trade events<br />

This confirms that face-to-face meetings remain the best way<br />

to gain trust when purchasing equipment, which is certainly<br />

borne out by the ever-increasing numbers visiting our own<br />

PPMA Show. In this issue of <strong>Machinery</strong> <strong>Update</strong>, we preview the<br />

colossal German show that is interpack, to help you plan your<br />

visit in May (the preview starts on page 56).<br />

We also include more details on the first Machine Vision<br />

Conference free-to-attend day which takes place on <strong>April</strong> 27 in<br />

Milton Keynes (see page 10). I invite you to attend this event and<br />

gain first-hand knowledge of what this innovative technology<br />

can do for your factory processes.<br />

Another big topic that will affect our industry in the coming<br />

years is Industry 4.0 and the so-called ‘internet of things’. Being<br />

on the German VDMA trade association board, I have seen this<br />

subject become a hot discussion point in Germany over the<br />

last few years and I’m pleased that the PPMA will be holding<br />

an Industry 4.0 networking event for our members at MTC<br />

Coventry in <strong>April</strong>. Sharing knowledge on this subject can only<br />

help all of our members and their customers in its adoption as<br />

the connected factory is certainly coming. And machines that<br />

communicate status and maintenance needs and link directly<br />

to ERP systems will become the norm over the next 10 years<br />

especially in larger factory environments.<br />

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News<br />

The Ahmedabad factory is certified<br />

www.machineryupdate.co.uk MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 7<br />

Keynote speeches at new<br />

event see vision as an<br />

every market must-have<br />

Certification across<br />

all global sites for<br />

German company<br />

The KHS Group’s production<br />

sites are all now certified<br />

according to the new, revised<br />

ISO 9001:2015 standard, the<br />

regulation that replaces<br />

ISO 9001:2008 rules. The KHS<br />

factory in Ahmedabad in<br />

India has been awarded the<br />

certificate for the first time.<br />

TÜV Rheinland Cert<br />

GmbH has now confirmed<br />

a uniform standard at all<br />

KHS production locations,<br />

giving customers of the<br />

manufacturer of filling<br />

and packaging systems the<br />

world over, extra assurance.<br />

In the new, revised edition<br />

of the quality management<br />

standard there is now an even<br />

stronger focus on continuous<br />

improvement and process<br />

and customer orientation.<br />

• Drinks feature is on page 56<br />

Turn to page 10 for further details<br />

Both keynote speeches<br />

at the UKIVA Machine<br />

Vision Conference in<br />

<strong>April</strong> will illustrate how vision<br />

technology has become vital<br />

to everyday life in sectors as<br />

varied as household cleaning<br />

and online shopping.<br />

Dr Mike Aldred, the<br />

electronics category lead –<br />

robotics and cordless at Dyson<br />

Ltd will talk about the design<br />

journey that brought the<br />

Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum<br />

cleaner to market while<br />

robotics research team leader<br />

at Ocado Technology<br />

Dr Graham Deacon will look<br />

at the challenges in developing<br />

a 3D vision guided robot that<br />

is capable of picking and<br />

placing fruit and vegetables<br />

for shopping orders.<br />

Both are taking part in<br />

the UKIVA Machine Vision<br />

Conference and Exhibition to<br />

be held at the Arena MK<br />

in Milton Keynes on <strong>April</strong> 27.<br />

This free-to-attend day will<br />

also include 50 technical<br />

vision seminars and a<br />

dedicated exhibition featuring<br />

48 of the world’s leading<br />

vision suppliers.<br />

More details of the day can<br />

be found on page 10 of this<br />

issue or visit the website for<br />

the full programme and<br />

to register for the event.<br />

W www.machinevision<br />

conference.co.uk<br />

Team celebrating 20th anniversary<br />

Multipix Imaging<br />

is celebrating 20<br />

years in business<br />

This year sees Multipix Imaging<br />

celebrating 20 years of success<br />

distributing machine vision<br />

components to the UK and Ireland.<br />

When it was formed, the<br />

company wanted to promote<br />

machine vision to a wider<br />

audience and twenty years on,<br />

the technology has become<br />

widely accepted in traditional<br />

production environments and<br />

beyond, says the company.<br />

“I am extremely proud that<br />

in <strong>2017</strong>, Multipix is still offering<br />

world-leading products, support<br />

and knowledge to an everincreasing<br />

range of customers<br />

and applications,” says Julie<br />

Busby, co-founder and director<br />

at Multipix Imaging.<br />

Award winner shows<br />

the business value<br />

of safety at work<br />

SPONSORSHIP IS ALLOWING MORE TIME ON WATER<br />

Team work brings success<br />

Commercial manager of Kite Packaging’s Portsmouth branch Richard<br />

Anderton, along with his team mate Tom Gillard, are continuing their<br />

winning ways in the Fireball World Championships thanks to new<br />

sponsorship from the employer that says it understands the true<br />

importance of how strong partnership can achieve great results.<br />

OCME has been honoured<br />

in the Manufacturing Safety<br />

Excellence Awards organised<br />

by Rockwell Automation.<br />

The award rewards<br />

companies that have a holistic<br />

safety programme based on<br />

three key pillars: a strong<br />

safety culture, well-executed<br />

compliance procedures and<br />

effective use of contemporary<br />

safeguarding and automation<br />

technology.<br />

“We follow rigorous safety<br />

standards when designing<br />

our machinery and go beyond<br />

compliance to deliver systems<br />

that help improve safety for<br />

our customers,” says Antonino<br />

Eneide of OCME.<br />

interpack opens at 10 on May 4<br />

Colossal exhibition<br />

takes centre stage<br />

The Düsseldorf -based<br />

interpack exhibition is billed as<br />

the place where the packaging<br />

world gathers and visitors will<br />

be greeted by about 2,700<br />

exhibitors across the 19 halls.<br />

Our 16 page preview starts<br />

on page 32 and includes new<br />

machinery and systems on show<br />

as well as visitor details.


8 MACHINERY UPDATE MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

News<br />

<strong>Machinery</strong> safety assessment<br />

software takes out all the risk<br />

Enable innovation in<br />

manufacturing<br />

The connected, smart and collaborative factory<br />

Innovation by automation<br />

As the trend towards digitalisation and the mobile information<br />

society increases plus higher expectations regarding the<br />

personalisation of products, information and services means that<br />

both manufacturers and machine builders need to face these<br />

challenges now and take steps towards realising a transparent<br />

supply chain and the so-called ‘Smart Factory’.<br />

We support this transformation towards a transparent, smart and<br />

interactive factory and supply chain based on three pillars:<br />

Robotic product<br />

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Quality Inspection<br />

& traceability<br />

Information<br />

management<br />

Integrated automation<br />

Achieving seamless technology integration through<br />

advanced control.<br />

Intelligent automation<br />

Turning factory floor data into high-value information.<br />

Interactive automation<br />

Creating harmonious interaction between humans and<br />

machines.<br />

Safety systems<br />

& services<br />

Energy<br />

management<br />

TÜV SÜD Product Service<br />

has launched mCom+,<br />

a machinery safety risk<br />

assessment management<br />

system for OEM’s and end users.<br />

The mCom+ software is<br />

available worldwide, in two<br />

formats: a bespoke serverbased<br />

version for larger multisite<br />

organisations and a<br />

cloud-based browser version<br />

designed to provide a cost<br />

effective solution to managing<br />

risk assessments.<br />

Covering up to date support<br />

for both CE marking and<br />

Provision and Use of Work<br />

Equipment Regulations 1998<br />

(PUWER) obligations, mCom+<br />

guides users through the<br />

compliance process. A simple<br />

checklist system ensures that<br />

no vital steps are missed, with<br />

a final report generating a<br />

prioritised action list for any<br />

areas of non-compliance.<br />

COVERING CE MARKING<br />

AND ALSO PUWER, THE<br />

mCom+<br />

software guides OEM’s and<br />

end users through the process<br />

The mCom+ package<br />

includes software that<br />

simplifies the risk assessment<br />

process, backed-up with<br />

support from TÜV SÜD’s<br />

engineers, who will train<br />

machinery owners in both<br />

software use and legislative<br />

requirements. At the end of<br />

each year, a mentoring visit<br />

from TÜV SÜD will ensure<br />

that the software is still being<br />

used effectively.<br />

Remote access to mCom+<br />

data via a browser means that<br />

managers will be able to gain<br />

an immediate overview of the<br />

status of the entire machinery<br />

portfolio across multiple<br />

sites, while personnel can<br />

simultaneously access reports.<br />

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News<br />

www.machineryupdate.co.uk MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 9<br />

ukiva’s new chairman<br />

takes reins of association<br />

at a very exciting time<br />

The site will undergo refurbishment<br />

A food machinery<br />

specialist will move<br />

to new Bristol site<br />

Bradman Lake has secured<br />

new premises for its Bristol<br />

operation in the UK.<br />

The 40,000sq ft building,<br />

which is located on a two<br />

acre site and has potential for<br />

further expansion, is situated<br />

approximately four miles<br />

away from its existing facility.<br />

The new site will undergo<br />

extensive refurbishment<br />

before the Bristol facility<br />

relocates later this year.<br />

“It was important to find<br />

premises that were not only<br />

suitable for the expanding<br />

needs of the business, but<br />

also located relatively close<br />

to our existing location,<br />

in order to minimise any<br />

disruption,” says Bradman<br />

Lake md John Marlee.<br />

Paul Wilson,<br />

managing<br />

director of<br />

Scorpion Vision<br />

has become<br />

the new chairman<br />

of the UK<br />

Industrial Vision<br />

Association<br />

(UKIVA),<br />

taking over the<br />

reins from Ian<br />

Alderton.<br />

Wilson established<br />

Scorpion Vision in 2006<br />

and has grown it from a<br />

component sales business to<br />

a machine vision specialist<br />

integrator. He had served two<br />

years as vice-chairman of the<br />

association and will hold his<br />

new position for a further two.<br />

Allan Anderson, managing<br />

director of Clearview Imaging,<br />

has been elected as the new<br />

vice-chairman.<br />

In taking up his new<br />

role, Wilson noted that the<br />

association was going from<br />

Paul Wilson (pictured left) is the new UKIVA chairman<br />

strength to strength and<br />

paid tribute to outgoing<br />

chairman Ian Alderton for<br />

his tireless efforts and for his<br />

contribution towards bringing<br />

to fruition the UKIVA’s biggest<br />

undertaking to date, the<br />

forthcoming Machine Vision<br />

Conference (see page 10).<br />

Wilson urged all UKIVA<br />

members to play their part<br />

in making the Conference<br />

a successful event.<br />

W www.machinevision<br />

conference.com<br />

Paul Doody has very sadly died<br />

Sad passing of a<br />

true marketing<br />

person and friend<br />

Paul Doody, global marketing<br />

director at Domino Printing<br />

Sciences, passed away in January<br />

with a memorial service held<br />

in his honour in Cambridge the<br />

same month.<br />

Paul took up the role at<br />

Domino the year before, drawing<br />

on his extensive experience<br />

to define and drive effective<br />

marketing campaigns following<br />

a varied and distinguished career<br />

at Unilever and also at Linx<br />

Printing Technologies.<br />

He brought a wealth of<br />

experience to his role at Domino,<br />

along with a healthy dose of<br />

enthusiasm and creative flair<br />

and he is sadly missed by all.<br />

Engineering must be<br />

more diverse and<br />

inclusive to succeed<br />

OPEN DAY INCLUDED SEVERAL ROBOTICS DEMOS<br />

Integrated systems on show<br />

Systems integrator SCM Handling welcomed nearly 50 customers to<br />

its Open Days in <strong>March</strong> which, as well as showing several systems it has<br />

developed for clients, also included demonstrations from suppliers such<br />

as Festo, Kuka Robotics (UK) and Leuze electronic. The guest speaker<br />

was Michael Fraede from Kuka Robotics who talked about Industry 4.0.<br />

Semta’s new Engineering<br />

Skills for the Future report<br />

sets out the path to overcoming<br />

the sector’s looming skills<br />

crisis by encouraging more<br />

women to start their career<br />

in engineering. The report<br />

shows that female engineers<br />

are more attracted to an<br />

‘interesting career’ than to<br />

the salary they receive.<br />

Despite the sector’s best<br />

efforts to date, just 3% of<br />

engineering apprenticeships<br />

are started by women and,<br />

according to Semta chairman<br />

Allan Cook, “We simply<br />

have to do more on diversity<br />

because we are ignoring<br />

half of our population.”<br />

Graduates with the new technology<br />

Graduate trainees<br />

get future tastes<br />

Rising stars of the food industry<br />

saw and tasted the future when<br />

they visited the University of<br />

Lincoln’s National Centre for<br />

Food Manufacturing as part<br />

of their graduate development<br />

programmes at Marks & Spencer<br />

and Bakkavor. The graduates<br />

enjoyed training days that showed<br />

various robotics and automation.


10 MACHINERY UPDATE march/april <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

News<br />

Exhibition to include a<br />

range of new products<br />

Dr Mike Aldred is from Dyson<br />

Keynotes<br />

give insight<br />

to projects<br />

Dr Mike Aldred from Dyson Ltd and<br />

Dr Graham Deacon from Ocado<br />

Technology will deliver the keynote<br />

speeches during the UKIVA<br />

Machine Vision Conference.<br />

Aldred’s presentation will cover<br />

the design journey that brought<br />

the Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum<br />

cleaner to market while Deacon will<br />

look at the challenges in developing<br />

a 3D vision guided robot capable<br />

of picking and placing fruit and<br />

vegetables for shopping orders.<br />

Aldred manages the robotics<br />

team on the Dyson 360 Eye robot<br />

vacuum cleaner which utilises<br />

images from a 360 degree Field Of<br />

View camera to locate itself within<br />

its environment. He and his team<br />

developed bespoke algorithms<br />

for everything from exposure<br />

control to feature tracking to<br />

location recognition as part of the<br />

development cycle for the robot.<br />

Meanwhile, Deacon heads<br />

the robotics research team at<br />

Ocado Technology and his talk<br />

will describe some of the work<br />

that the team has done using<br />

3D point cloud cameras in order<br />

to pick and pack groceries with<br />

robots for the on-line retailer.<br />

W www.machinevision<br />

conference.co.uk<br />

Dr Graham Deacon from Ocado<br />

L-R: The Sick SIM4000 and the PicoCam and midiCam two will be on show, as will the In-Sight VC200 series multi<br />

smart camera vision systems from Cognex and finally the VeriSens vision sensor models supplied by Baumer<br />

The UKIVA Machine<br />

Vision Conference and<br />

Exhibition will feature<br />

48 of the world’s leading<br />

companies operating in<br />

the field of vision in a<br />

dedicated exhibition area.<br />

Taking centre stage for<br />

Baumer is the new VeriSens<br />

vision sensors. Users will<br />

benefit from doubled<br />

productivity in image-based<br />

quality inspection thanks<br />

to enhanced processing<br />

performance. Integrating<br />

Industrial Ethernet, these<br />

vision sensors feature the high<br />

The conference element of<br />

the free-to-attend day<br />

will feature 50 technical<br />

seminars across six separate<br />

presentation theatres.<br />

The UKIVA has put together<br />

a rich programme of the latest<br />

developments, technologies<br />

and applications as well as<br />

machine vision basics.<br />

It is designed so visitors can<br />

tailor their day according<br />

to their particular interests<br />

and also their level of vision<br />

knowledge. The programme<br />

level of connectivity required<br />

by the Internet of Things and<br />

cutting down on integration<br />

and cabling effort while<br />

easing set up for users.<br />

multi smart cameras<br />

Meanwhile, Cognex will<br />

showcase the In-Sight VC200<br />

series, a family of multi smart<br />

camera vision systems.<br />

This series brings the proven<br />

performance and reliability<br />

of In-Sight vision systems to<br />

multi-camera vision<br />

applications, explains the<br />

specialist company.<br />

Conference will feature 50 technical vision<br />

seminars offering a rich programme for all<br />

will suit experts as well as<br />

beginners in equal measure.<br />

The six theatres will<br />

house seminars covering<br />

the following themes: Optics<br />

and illumination; Camera<br />

technology; Systems and<br />

Sick UK will be revealing<br />

standout developments<br />

to its machine vision and<br />

imaging capabilities.<br />

The exhibition will be the<br />

first time in the UK that vision<br />

specialists, system integrators<br />

and end-users will have an<br />

opportunity to experience at<br />

first hand, through interactive<br />

exhibits, key advances in<br />

user-programmability and<br />

‘snapshot’ 3D Vision as part<br />

of the company’s 2D and 3D<br />

vision portfolio.<br />

W www.machinevision<br />

conference.co.uk<br />

applications;<br />

3D vision; Software<br />

and embedded<br />

vision and also,<br />

Understanding<br />

vision technology.<br />

Also, the first<br />

100 delegates<br />

through the doors of the<br />

Arena MK, Milton Keynes<br />

on the 27 <strong>April</strong> will be treated<br />

to a free breakfast.<br />

Visitor registration is now<br />

open at www.machinevision<br />

conference.co.uk


26 – 28 September <strong>2017</strong><br />

NEC, Birmingham<br />

THE COMPLETE<br />

PRODUCTION LINE EVENT<br />

for processing and packaging machinery,<br />

materials, robots and industrial vision<br />

See the latest<br />

machinery in action<br />

Network with<br />

industry peers<br />

Gain valuable insights<br />

at seminars<br />

“A day at the show gives a year of vision”<br />

PPMA Show 2016 Visitor<br />

ppmashow.co.uk<br />

Organised by


12 MACHINERY UPDATE MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

News<br />

Forum says act now on FMD<br />

to avoid missing its deadline<br />

Industry experts gathered at a Serialisation Forum in January to share<br />

best practices in how to upgrade pharmaceutical production lines to<br />

meet the traceability deadlines that are fast approaching the sector<br />

As drug counterfeiting<br />

rises globally and<br />

regulatory deadlines<br />

are fast approaching, PPMA<br />

member Crest Solutions<br />

joined forces with a series of<br />

experts including PCI Pharma<br />

Services at a Serialisation<br />

Forum in Slough this January.<br />

Nearly one hundred<br />

interested parties, including<br />

many pharmaceutical<br />

manufacturers, contract<br />

manufacturing organisations<br />

and brand owners attended<br />

the educational seminar.<br />

During the day, they found<br />

out more about how all supply<br />

chain partners will need to<br />

make crucial decisions to<br />

upgrade their production<br />

lines to meet compliance and<br />

traceability deadlines.<br />

The seminar started with an<br />

audience show of hands to see<br />

how many pharma companies<br />

were well on their way to<br />

compliance. Only a third of<br />

the brand owners present<br />

said they were which, said<br />

Christoph Krähenbühl took part<br />

Live equipment demonstrations from Antares Vision and Crest Solutions took place to help delegates’ understanding<br />

Ian Parsonage, senior director<br />

global serialisation services<br />

at PCI Pharma Services,<br />

was pretty much the average<br />

for the industry.<br />

What is more alarming,<br />

of course, is that the time to<br />

find a solution and/or vendor<br />

company/companies is fast<br />

running out. Some saying at<br />

the event, that it may already<br />

be too late, for many.<br />

Deadline for compliance<br />

with the Falsified Medicines<br />

Directive (FMD) is February<br />

2019. Companies that have<br />

already started their journey<br />

may be OK, but there will be<br />

many that will be close to not<br />

making this deadline which<br />

means they will not be able to<br />

sell their products beyond this<br />

date. Vendor availability is one<br />

of the added barriers in the<br />

path to compliance, of course.<br />

Christoph Krähenbühl,<br />

senior director of 3C Excellis<br />

Europe, a leading company<br />

in this area delivered the<br />

opening speech. He has been<br />

involved in serialisation<br />

projects since 2006, latterly as<br />

product security manager at<br />

AstraZeneca, one of the early<br />

adopters and global leaders<br />

in pharma serialisation<br />

before becoming a specialist<br />

consultant in this area.<br />

GLOBAL REGULATIONS<br />

He set out the impending<br />

global regulations and talked<br />

about the work that pharma<br />

companies had to complete<br />

to meet all the requirements.<br />

“The devil is in the detail,”<br />

he said and integration<br />

issues represent a high risk<br />

factor. He could not stress<br />

highly enough, however,<br />

in saying that “the time<br />

for trial and error is gone”.<br />

He told delegates that they<br />

should secure their external<br />

manufacturing with solid<br />

partners and also to get experts’<br />

input and support to secure<br />

any serialisation programme.<br />

Meanwhile, Ian Parsonage<br />

of PCI Pharma Services is<br />

responsible for serialisation<br />

systems across plants in the<br />

US and UK at the contract<br />

manufacturer. He warned<br />

the delegates that the<br />

company has seen significant<br />

differences in overall<br />

equipment effectiveness<br />

scores during the process but<br />

said that it does settle down<br />

in the long run. He also spoke<br />

about the 25 dedicated people<br />

in the PCI team that work on<br />

delivering serialisation and<br />

that this figure reaches nearer<br />

100 personnel when you<br />

include site teams.<br />

Speakers advocated the use of<br />

laser printers as these were judged<br />

as more reliable than ink jet units


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The company is up and<br />

running at two plants in<br />

the US and the UK site will<br />

be operational in February<br />

this year.<br />

PCI use Antares Vision<br />

products in their plants, for<br />

which Crest Solutions is the<br />

exclusive UK and Ireland agent.<br />

Frank Madden, the ceo<br />

of Crest Solutions talked<br />

about the company’s journey<br />

towards serialisation and<br />

how the company had now<br />

installed about 50 lines.<br />

SIX TOP TIPS OUTLINED<br />

He outlined the top six things<br />

a company should think<br />

about when embarking on a<br />

serialisation project. Firstly,<br />

the team running the project<br />

must be cross functional or<br />

cross discipline. “This is not<br />

an IT project,” he told the<br />

conference. “You need supply<br />

chain, packaging, validation,<br />

regulatory personnel etc as<br />

well as IT, and you also need<br />

to have an overall project<br />

Frank Madden, the ceo of Crest Solutions outlined the top six things a company should think about during the pathway<br />

manager as well as subject<br />

matter experts,” he said.<br />

Madden also talked about<br />

programme management,<br />

keeping the scope of the project<br />

manageable, and then the<br />

technology platform, which<br />

he thought was one of the<br />

easiest parts of the journey.<br />

In terms of technology, he<br />

talked about the mature and<br />

scalable software layer; line<br />

level solution options; site<br />

server architecture and carton<br />

or bottling lines. He then went<br />

on to talk about the turnkey<br />

solution delivery and warned<br />

that serialisation was not just<br />

for Christmas! “This is not just<br />

a project so you need a longterm<br />

solution partner,” he said.<br />

His fifth element of a<br />

successful programme was<br />

the quality and compliance<br />

approach. “Validation people<br />

are critical to the success of a<br />

serialisation project and they<br />

need to be on board from the<br />

very start,” he told delegates.<br />

The final part of<br />

implementing a successful<br />

project should be a<br />

serialisation strategy and<br />

roadmap. “You need to<br />

understand the regulations<br />

and timelines; understand<br />

your product portfolio<br />

and also you need to fully<br />

understand your sites/lines.”<br />

After the presentations,<br />

delegates were able to see live<br />

equipment demonstrations<br />

from Antares and Crest<br />

Solutions to further help the<br />

pharma companies to execute<br />

serialisation strategies.<br />

Further information on the<br />

day is available from Crest<br />

Solutions.<br />

T 00 353 21 452 4767<br />

W www.crestsolutions.ie<br />

PROCESSES AND PACKAGING<br />

LEADING TRADE FAIR<br />

JÖRG WOLTMANN<br />

MANAGING DIRECTOR KPM<br />

For further information contact<br />

ITSL Ltd _ Ramsay House _ <strong>March</strong>mont Farm<br />

Link Road _ Hemel Hempstead<br />

Hertfordshire _ HP2 6JH<br />

Tel 01442 230033 _ Fax 01442 230012<br />

info@itsluk.com


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News<br />

Three-day showcase included<br />

latest traysealer introduction<br />

Multivac UK welcomed<br />

visitors to its<br />

Traysealing Showcase<br />

in February, a three-day event<br />

that saw the Swindon-based<br />

company introduce the<br />

G700 traysealer.<br />

Billed as a new machine<br />

based on a proven design,<br />

the G700 borrows technology<br />

from the established T700<br />

skin machine to bring its<br />

benefits to tray sealing.<br />

The unit costs 25% less than<br />

the skin version, however.<br />

quick changeovers<br />

This new, flexible tray<br />

sealer is optimised for<br />

medium to large batches along<br />

with quick product changes<br />

and is tailored to packing<br />

convenience products in<br />

MAP packs such as ready<br />

meals or their components.<br />

It can also be used for packing<br />

snacks, fruit, vegetables,<br />

salads and fresh cut products.<br />

The compact, inline<br />

traysealer is designed as a<br />

single-track and in operation,<br />

uses minimal compressed<br />

air and no cooling water.<br />

“We only use air for the<br />

locking pin,” explains<br />

The G700 traysealer was star of the show at the Traysealing Showcase held at Multivac UK’s Swindon showroom<br />

Ian Weatherstone, product<br />

manager – traysealing<br />

at Multivac UK. In terms of<br />

output, when sealing only,<br />

up to 18 cycles a minute are<br />

achieved while gas flushing<br />

brings 15 cycles a minute.<br />

Die change, including<br />

heading-up can be performed<br />

in five minutes and is a simple<br />

operation guided by the HMI<br />

that includes words and<br />

pictures. On the day, this<br />

was demonstrated by a visitor<br />

to the event. This means it is<br />

not only a simple operation<br />

but also a reliable and<br />

ergonomic one as recipe<br />

change, film change and die<br />

change are handled this way.<br />

Based on the company’s<br />

Hygienic Design for maximum<br />

hygiene and simple cleaning<br />

routines, the machine also<br />

offers energy efficiencies,<br />

thanks to the servo drive.<br />

This new machine will be<br />

demonstrated at interpack<br />

in Düsseldorf this May.<br />

• Our full exhibition preview<br />

starts on page 34.<br />

T 01793 425800<br />

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

Active Pouch enters<br />

development stage<br />

A student research project<br />

conducted with Krones has<br />

resulted in an origami shape<br />

being transferred from paper<br />

to plastic, resulting in the Active<br />

Pouch which has won the<br />

Newcomers’ Prize in a German<br />

packaging competition.<br />

New risk software can simplify machinery<br />

compliance, helping users meet standards<br />

DD IT Solutions has launched<br />

software that simplifies<br />

machinery safety compliance.<br />

Based on detailed checklists,<br />

the software helps users<br />

assess and record machinery<br />

safety issues in compliance<br />

with European regulations.<br />

The Compliance risk<br />

software can be used by<br />

any competent machine<br />

designers, control system<br />

designers as well as safety<br />

professionals, consultants<br />

and machinery end users.<br />

It supports preparation of the<br />

Technical File and CE Marking<br />

in accordance with the<br />

requirements of the <strong>Machinery</strong><br />

Directive 2006/42/EC, as well<br />

as CE audits, machinery risk<br />

assessments and EN ISO 13849<br />

Control Integrity Assessments.<br />

Soon, the software will<br />

also be suitable for PUWER<br />

(Provision and Use of Work<br />

Equipment Regulations)<br />

inspections. It is available<br />

to purchase or a 30-day<br />

demonstration version can<br />

be downloaded free of charge.<br />

User-friendly checklists are<br />

used throughout the software<br />

so that even the most complex<br />

requirements of a standard<br />

or regulation are broken down<br />

into clear statements with<br />

which the user must agree,<br />

disagree or dismiss as ‘not<br />

applicable’. Where ‘disagree’<br />

is selected, the user is prompted<br />

to conduct a risk assessment.<br />

e info@ddits.co.uk<br />

W www.compliancerisk<br />

software.co.uk


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New <strong>Machinery</strong><br />

www.machineryupdate.co.uk MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 17<br />

Laser coders bring benefits<br />

to wider range of products<br />

FFS will now sell Italian range<br />

Screw feeders and<br />

dosing equipment<br />

are available in UK<br />

Fabcon Food Systems (FFS) has<br />

been appointed as the sole UK<br />

and Ireland distributor for the<br />

range of equipment produced in<br />

Italy by Definitive Innovation.<br />

“This exclusive agreement<br />

gives FFS an addition to our<br />

existing portfolio of process,<br />

product handling and seasoning<br />

equipment for the potato,<br />

snack and other food products,”<br />

says Trevor Howard, sales and<br />

managing director at FFS.<br />

“The equipment can be supplied<br />

separately or integrated into FFS’s<br />

lines for sale in the UK or abroad.”<br />

FFS designs, manufactures,<br />

installs and services complete<br />

systems for a wide range of<br />

products, providing processors<br />

with ideal solutions for processing,<br />

product handling, sorting, precision<br />

flavouring, weighing and packing.<br />

T 01603 482338<br />

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

Linx Printing Technologies<br />

is launching two laser<br />

coders that it says will<br />

open up the benefits of the<br />

technology to more companies<br />

and applications.<br />

Key benefits of the new<br />

Linx CSL range are even faster<br />

printing speeds and greater<br />

versatility which makes<br />

the coders ideal for a wider<br />

variety of products, along<br />

with quicker<br />

and easier<br />

installation<br />

and set-up that<br />

help to make<br />

laser coding<br />

simpler and<br />

more<br />

accessible.<br />

The Linx<br />

CSL10 (10 watt)<br />

and CSL30<br />

(30 watt) laser coders feature<br />

a new, more powerful<br />

processing board that is able<br />

to relay the message from the<br />

control unit to the marking<br />

head more quickly, therefore<br />

delivering higher speeds.<br />

Equally important, the coder<br />

can handle complex messages<br />

and graphics without any loss<br />

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of quality which is ideal for<br />

the requirements of high speed<br />

packing and bottling lines.<br />

Both models apply crisp<br />

codes onto many different<br />

packaging materials including<br />

coated paper and card, plastics,<br />

glass, rubber, coated metal<br />

and anodised aluminium.<br />

A new marking head has<br />

been introduced for wide web<br />

applications, enabling the<br />

Coders can be specified in an IP65 version, to operate in harsh conditions<br />

coders to code across multiple<br />

lines using just a single<br />

laser where previously two<br />

machines would have been<br />

required. An area of up to<br />

440 x 600mm can be coded –<br />

ideal for applications such<br />

as flexible sheet for lids.<br />

In addition, a wider range<br />

of marking heads and<br />

positions mean that the<br />

Linx lasers offer over 20,000<br />

standard configurations,<br />

and can therefore be tailored<br />

to the precise requirements<br />

of each coding application.<br />

“This feature makes the<br />

Linx CSL10 and CSL30<br />

the most versatile laser coders<br />

available,” says Matt Eastham,<br />

laser business manager<br />

at Linx. Tailoring the laser<br />

application to<br />

the customer’s<br />

precise<br />

requirements<br />

means optimal<br />

use is made of<br />

the laser system,<br />

contributing<br />

to the lasers’<br />

long tube life.<br />

An increased<br />

choice of conduit<br />

lengths – 3, 5 and new 10m<br />

sizes – together with a new<br />

more flexible conduit design,<br />

detachable marking head,<br />

connectors and conduit, and<br />

quick disconnect umbilical<br />

cable, have made installation<br />

of the coders easier.<br />

T 01480 302100<br />

W www.linxglobal.com<br />

Lantech modular case erector capable<br />

of up to 30 erected cases per minute<br />

• Unique vacuum pick up frame<br />

• Ergonomic magazine for easy filling of case blanks<br />

• Small footprint<br />

• Easy size change from one format to another<br />

• Supplied as a hot melt glue option or adhesive tape<br />

• Colour operator touch screen panel<br />

• Can be a stand-alone machine or integrated into<br />

other machinery<br />

• Installed and commissioned with after sales support<br />

C1000/2000<br />

case erector<br />

from Lantech<br />

17 Elizabeth Court, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 8PF<br />

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


18 MACHINERY UPDATE MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Labelling, New <strong>Machinery</strong> Coding & Marking<br />

Palletising software is<br />

offering robotic gains<br />

Two strapper variants are offered<br />

Strapping range<br />

combines quality<br />

with low prices<br />

Kite Packaging has launched a<br />

range of strapping machines on<br />

its e-commerce website at, what<br />

it says are market beating prices.<br />

Kite stocks two variants of<br />

strapping machines: one semiautomatic<br />

and the other fully<br />

automatic. Fast and reliable,<br />

Kite’s semi-automatic machine is<br />

ideal for small and medium sized<br />

items and requires the user to<br />

feed straps manually. This semiautomatic<br />

strapping machine<br />

will automatically tension and<br />

seal the polypropylene strapping<br />

around goods and is a cost<br />

effective, time saving device.<br />

Kite’s fully automatic option<br />

is a high volume packaging and<br />

strapping station that is suitable<br />

for larger and wider packs that<br />

can be integrated into a packaging<br />

production line if required.<br />

T 024 7642 0065<br />

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

PalletSolver is<br />

the name of the<br />

latest robotics<br />

palletising software<br />

suite introduced<br />

by Yaskawa for its<br />

Motoman robots.<br />

It enables faster<br />

development and<br />

integration of a<br />

system through<br />

user-friendly<br />

configuration, set-up<br />

and customisation<br />

and while also<br />

facilitating<br />

maximum system<br />

uptime without<br />

compromising<br />

production<br />

schedules.<br />

The software<br />

incorporates two<br />

main components:<br />

PalletSolver-PC,<br />

an offline pattern<br />

generation tool<br />

that operates on<br />

a Windows powered<br />

PC and PalletSolver-Engine,<br />

which includes robot control<br />

programs, motion planning<br />

and I/O maps that reside on<br />

PalletSolver software allows quick changeovers<br />

without interruption to production runs<br />

the robot controller DX200.<br />

The key benefits include<br />

an intuitive user-interface<br />

with a guided pattern file<br />

for the generation of steps,<br />

while it supports virtually<br />

unlimited products as<br />

confirmed by its ability<br />

to operate with all<br />

common gripper types,<br />

for example, vacuum,<br />

clamp, fork or bag.<br />

Furthermore, a dynamic<br />

gripper zone configuration<br />

enables change to be<br />

implemented for each<br />

cycle. In operation, the<br />

software also supports<br />

multiple cells and it<br />

incorporates interference<br />

constraints per station to<br />

ensure quick changeover<br />

without interfering with<br />

production.<br />

Other features include<br />

import pallet patterns<br />

generated by TOPS<br />

or CAPE software, an<br />

export/import cell and<br />

gripper database that<br />

can be shared between<br />

projects and the facility to<br />

produce 2D layer and 3D build<br />

pictures generated to help<br />

with drop box recovery.<br />

T 01295 272755<br />

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

Maximising value<br />

from mass of data<br />

Rockwell Automation is<br />

expanding its information<br />

solutions capabilities to support<br />

manufacturers as they move<br />

through their own digital<br />

transformation and realise<br />

their version of the Connected<br />

Enterprise. New information<br />

solutions offerings are designed<br />

to help manufacturers connect,<br />

manage, validate and optimise<br />

production with manufacturing<br />

execution system and<br />

manufacturing intelligence.<br />

T 0870 242 5004<br />

W www.rockwell.com<br />

Inline leak detection for packaging in even<br />

the smallest of spaces in a production area<br />

Witt Gas Techniques has<br />

released a new variant of<br />

the tried and tested Leak-<br />

Master Mapmax for the<br />

inline leak detection of<br />

packaging, and it’s a<br />

particularly compact version.<br />

Minimal space requirements<br />

and a high test speed make this<br />

‘short’ version of the Mapmax<br />

an attractive choice where<br />

space is limited. With up<br />

to 14 test cycles per<br />

minute, the Compact<br />

version enables the<br />

automatic testing of the entire<br />

A compact version of the tester is new<br />

production volume on a<br />

single packaging line.<br />

The reduced installation<br />

dimensions required<br />

for this unit make the<br />

operation of an inline<br />

leak detection system possible<br />

for the very first time for a<br />

larger number of users.<br />

It enables the non-destructive<br />

detection of even the smallest<br />

leaks using CO2 as a trace gas,<br />

and integrates seamlessly<br />

into any packaging line.<br />

T 01925 234466<br />

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New <strong>Machinery</strong><br />

New system delivers real-time<br />

management of all work flow<br />

Sick has developed an<br />

all-in-one solution that<br />

integrates Dimensioning,<br />

Weighing and Scanning (DWS)<br />

for automated track and trace<br />

of goods in transit through<br />

storage, materials handling<br />

and distribution operations.<br />

This Master Data Analyzer<br />

enables easy, real-time<br />

management of work flow<br />

by combining barcode<br />

reading, full dimensioning,<br />

visual profiling and accurate<br />

weighing in a single unit.<br />

The system is simple to install<br />

and use, with a plug-andplay<br />

set-up that eliminates<br />

the need to invest in expert<br />

programming or integration.<br />

“The Master Data Analyzer is<br />

a clever, ‘no-hassle’ answer to<br />

revenue optimisation and safe,<br />

space-effective loading and<br />

storage,” explains Mark Harris,<br />

Sick UK’s auto-identification<br />

and systems product manager.<br />

“The system enables the<br />

standardised recording,<br />

manipulation, analysis and<br />

maintenance of master data<br />

for consistent DWS data<br />

values, no matter what profile<br />

of object is measured.<br />

“It can replace all those<br />

legacy systems of separate<br />

dimensioners, ident readers<br />

and weighers with an<br />

all-in-one unit,” he continues<br />

“Therefore, there is no need to<br />

invest in expert programming<br />

skills to make the data from<br />

diverse systems compatible<br />

and readable, or for skilled<br />

engineering to integrate<br />

different systems together.”<br />

The unit has electronic<br />

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The all-in-one solution combines barcode reading, full dimensioning, visual<br />

profiling and accurate weighing in one, easy to use single unit for logistics<br />

scales, horizontal and vertical<br />

light grids as a weighing and<br />

dimensioning/profiling portal<br />

and a hand held 1D/2D barcode<br />

scanner for identification.<br />

The portal is operated by a<br />

controller, with a local data<br />

display monitor, which feeds<br />

the raw identification, weight,<br />

dimensions and profile data<br />

through a Sick-developed<br />

advanced algorithm and<br />

uploads it in real time to<br />

the control system, without<br />

the need for an external PC<br />

or screen.<br />

All objects, even if<br />

transparent and foil-packed,<br />

are reliably measured despite<br />

variations in shape, surface<br />

or material properties and<br />

even the smallest products<br />

can be dimensioned.<br />

There is no need to align<br />

the object and it can be<br />

measured from both directions,<br />

so the system avoids errors<br />

associated with false readings<br />

and consequent downtime.<br />

It has a volume accuracy<br />

down to 5mm, a weight<br />

accuracy to +/- 10g and a<br />

maximum object size of 800 x<br />

800 x 600mm. Measurement<br />

is extremely stable, thanks<br />

to the in-built self-diagnosis.<br />

• In our last issue, we included<br />

the incorrect temperature<br />

range for Sick’s LFP Inox<br />

probe which is used by dairy<br />

processors to measure liquids<br />

accurately by cutting out the<br />

froth. The probe actually<br />

covers temperatures from<br />

-20deg C to +150deg C.<br />

T 01727 831121<br />

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

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solutions you can TRUST<br />

All equipment is backed up<br />

with award winning spares and<br />

service with fully inclusive service<br />

contracts included as standard.<br />

CUSTOMER SERVICE<br />

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT<br />

Woodkirk Freight Terminal, Quarry Lane, Woodkirk, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 7JJ, UK<br />

www.yps.co.uk<br />

T: +44(0)1924 441355 F: +44(0)1924 440686 E: enquiries@yps.co.uk<br />

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www.machineryupdate.co.uk MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 21<br />

Washing solutions are supplied<br />

with tray handling equipment<br />

Industrial Washing Machines<br />

(IWM) has worked with<br />

Autarky Automation to<br />

develop a new and highly<br />

customisable range of tray<br />

washing solutions that can be<br />

supplied with automated tray<br />

handling equipment for the<br />

infeed and exit of the IWM tray<br />

washer. This development is in<br />

response to the requirements<br />

of food distributors that need<br />

to wash large volumes of the<br />

trays used to transport goods<br />

to retail outlets.<br />

At the heart of these solutions<br />

is IWM’s T4000 tray washer.<br />

THE T4000 IS CAPABLE OF<br />

WASHING AND DRYING<br />

4000<br />

trays per hour and it can be<br />

customised to suit each<br />

individual customer needs<br />

In a three-stage T4000<br />

machine, the trays receive<br />

a pre-wash to remove the<br />

majority of the soiling,<br />

followed by the main wash<br />

with detergent and hot water.<br />

The final wash stage is jetting<br />

with hot water to remove<br />

detergent residue. The water<br />

at this stage can be heated to<br />

85deg C to ensure sanitisation.<br />

After the intensive threestage<br />

washing process, the<br />

trays receive a fresh-water<br />

rinse and, according to user<br />

requirements, they can be<br />

dried rapidly and completely<br />

with an air-blast drying section.<br />

IWM and Autarky offer<br />

customisation options that<br />

include infeed and outfeed<br />

conveyors, automatic tray<br />

de-nesters, and also tray<br />

stackers that can be arranged<br />

in almost any layout to make<br />

best use of the space available<br />

on any site.<br />

T 0121 459 9511<br />

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

«Robatech adhesive units can<br />

be integrated perfectly into our<br />

machines and communicate all<br />

necessary information in real<br />

time to the control center.»<br />

RALF SCHUBERT<br />

Managing Partner (Technology)<br />

Gerhard Schubert GmbH Verpackungsmaschinen<br />

Crailsheim, Germany<br />

GLUING<br />

WITH PERFECTION<br />

With leading-edge<br />

technology for<br />

highest efficiency<br />

Robatech is ready for «Industry 4.0». We are<br />

looking forward to inspiring you at interpack<br />

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More information now? Visit our interpack<br />

information site and read the report:<br />

www.robatech.com/interpack-<strong>2017</strong><br />

Gluing with Robatech. Resource-friendly, safe, and innovative.<br />

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MAY 4 – 10, <strong>2017</strong>, HALL 11 BOOTH F68<br />

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22 MACHINERY UPDATE march/april <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

New <strong>Machinery</strong><br />

<strong>Machinery</strong> leasing options allow<br />

for easier access to automation<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

Antalis Packaging has<br />

formed a strategic<br />

partnership with<br />

equipment leasing and<br />

finance supplier Johnson<br />

Reed to offer customers a new<br />

leasing service.<br />

Automated solutions such<br />

as pallet stretch wrappers and<br />

carton erecting machines can<br />

deliver significant long-term<br />

savings, however for some<br />

businesses the initial outlay can<br />

be prohibitive. This new service<br />

is called Antalis Commercial<br />

Finance and it has been created<br />

specifically to provide these<br />

types of customer with an easy<br />

route to obtaining the right<br />

equipment without impacting<br />

on cash reserves.<br />

COSTS CAN BE SPREAD<br />

With flexible finance options<br />

available, the cost of the<br />

purchase can be spread across<br />

regular fixed repayments<br />

which are agreed in advance<br />

and repaid over a period<br />

of three to five years.<br />

Johnson Reed leasing<br />

manager Ian Gage has talked<br />

about the new finance option.<br />

“With our support, the<br />

businesses that take advantage<br />

of the new service will have the<br />

tools to operate more profitably<br />

and efficiently,” he asserts.<br />

In addition to the cost<br />

savings and efficiency<br />

benefits experienced by<br />

having automated packaging<br />

solutions in place, every<br />

lease payment can be 100%<br />

allowable as a tax-deductible<br />

expense, reducing the overall<br />

cost of the purchase.<br />

Finance is organised in five<br />

steps: Agree purchase and<br />

pricing with Antalis; agree<br />

finance with Johnson Reed;<br />

contracts are agreed and<br />

signed; machinery is delivered<br />

and the contract is then<br />

activated.<br />

T 0370 241 1466<br />

W www.antalispackaging.co.uk


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www.machineryupdate.co.uk MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 23<br />

Pallet system is vision-based<br />

Inspecting pallets<br />

with vision system<br />

stops costly damage<br />

Automated handling, robotic<br />

solutions and conveyor systems<br />

supplier CKF Systems is trialling<br />

a vision-based pallet inspection<br />

system in conjunction with<br />

Leuze electronics.<br />

The system identifies damaged<br />

pallets at an early stage of the<br />

automation process and stabilises<br />

them to ensure a smooth passage<br />

through its lifetime.<br />

“The financial impact on<br />

production of a damaged pallet<br />

is something that resonates<br />

with manufacturers across<br />

many industry sectors,” explains<br />

Kevin Staines, sales director<br />

at CKF. “Our vision-based pallet<br />

inspection system is a low cost<br />

solution, utilising proven and<br />

robust technologies, easily<br />

maintainable and capable of<br />

25 scans per second.”<br />

Testing took place at CKF’s<br />

Factory Test and Trial facility<br />

in Gloucester.<br />

T 01452 728753<br />

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

Filler meets demand for<br />

latest pre-filled syringes<br />

<strong>March</strong>esini Group<br />

demonstrated its new<br />

Extrafill syringe filler<br />

at Interphex in New York.<br />

The filler is designed to fill<br />

and stopper nested syringes<br />

and has been developed to<br />

meet the growing demands<br />

of packaging disposable<br />

pre-filled syringes in the<br />

North American market.<br />

Extrafill is a compact<br />

machine, designed to<br />

accommodate from two to<br />

five filling and stoppering<br />

stations and can produce up<br />

to 12,000 pieces an hour.<br />

Batching precision is<br />

guaranteed by systems that<br />

centre the syringes and<br />

completely protect them<br />

during the filling phase to<br />

avoid contamination and<br />

to ensure a sterile process,<br />

says the company. Extrafill is<br />

equipped with rotating piston<br />

pumps and a special statistical<br />

batch control weighing system<br />

which offers economic and<br />

technical benefits compared<br />

with traditional solutions.<br />

All the production phases<br />

are integrated in one<br />

monobloc unit designed<br />

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All the production phases on the filler are integrated into one monobloc unit<br />

to combine the two tub<br />

opening and syringe filling/<br />

stoppering operations under<br />

just one isolator.<br />

Designed into Extrafill is<br />

a robotic arm which peels off<br />

the Tyvek protective film and<br />

pushes the tub of syringes<br />

onto a loading belt to continue<br />

towards the filling and<br />

stoppering stations. The robot,<br />

with a gripper system that<br />

moves just like a human hand,<br />

is the outcome of research<br />

and development activities<br />

carried out by <strong>March</strong>esini<br />

Group aimed at devising<br />

a specific system capable<br />

of handling the product with<br />

efficiency in sterile conditions.<br />

T 01525 216201<br />

W www.marchesini.com<br />

www.adpak.co.uk<br />

Let Adpak Provide your<br />

Perfect Packaging Solution<br />

• Flexibility - uses high quality<br />

plain or print registered film<br />

• New compact design<br />

• High speed<br />

• New modular frame<br />

• Inline or sidefeed solution<br />

3 Pendleside, Lomeshaye Ind Estate, Nelson, Lancs, BB9 6RY Tel: 01282 601444 Fax: 01282 612201 info@adpak.co.uk


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Installation News<br />

Secondary packaging formats<br />

are handled with speedy ease<br />

When Mackle Petfoods<br />

decided to bring its<br />

secondary packing<br />

operation in-house, it needed<br />

to achieve the correct<br />

combination of automation<br />

and manual changeovers<br />

to handle the multitude of<br />

SKUs it produces at its County<br />

Armagh plant.<br />

To meet these requirements,<br />

Gebo Cermex engineers<br />

worked closely with the<br />

company to design not only<br />

the optimal line configuration,<br />

but also to identify and<br />

integrate the best machines<br />

for each required task. The<br />

resulting line features robotic<br />

depalletising and palletising<br />

equipment and two shrink<br />

wrappers that can handle<br />

anywhere between 15,000 and<br />

50,000 products an hour and<br />

25 SKU configurations, with<br />

just two to three operators.<br />

The line starts with six<br />

pallet infeeds leading to<br />

two Depal-Vite 4010 robotic<br />

depalletising cells from Gebo<br />

Cermex. Each cell is equipped<br />

with a Fanuc M-410iB<br />

four-axis robot, which uses a<br />

single gripping head to handle<br />

The Mackle Petfoods line features a low total cost of ownership and can be easily upgraded with new options in future<br />

cans, interlayers and pallets.<br />

The depallatised cans are<br />

placed on the conveyors that<br />

merge into two rows of three<br />

lanes leading to a VersaFilm<br />

5S-T SFR shrink wrapper<br />

capable of producing mixed<br />

product multipacks.<br />

From here, another shrink<br />

wrapper – the 3S-T MB –<br />

handles the repacking of<br />

multipacks (for instance,<br />

three six packs), after which<br />

a Divislat 1-2 pack diverter<br />

diverts one conveying line<br />

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of shrinkwrapped multipacks<br />

into two. These conveyors<br />

carry the multipacks to two<br />

Pal Pack 4750 layer-by-layer<br />

automatic palletisers, which<br />

are also from Gebo Cermex.<br />

The pet food company felt<br />

that secondary packaging’s<br />

main purpose used to be<br />

the secure transportation<br />

of product, but nowadays<br />

its goal is also to enhance<br />

product or brand awareness.<br />

“For us, secondary packaging<br />

has become a critical element<br />

in the product selling cycle,<br />

which we use to convey our<br />

commitment to providing<br />

local, sustainable and high<br />

quality nutritional food,”<br />

says Philip Hamilton,<br />

operations director at Mackle.<br />

And with the variety<br />

of products the company<br />

manufactures, creating its<br />

own packs has proved<br />

to be the most cost effective<br />

solution.<br />

T 01480 455919<br />

W www.gebocermex.com<br />

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www.machineryupdate.co.uk MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 25<br />

Luxury cakes<br />

are wrapped<br />

up in style<br />

Reliability, versatility and<br />

confidence in after-sales service<br />

were the key ingredients that<br />

helped Ulma Packaging<br />

stand-out from the crowd says<br />

a leading manufacturer of<br />

hand-crafted, luxury cakes<br />

requiring packaging machinery<br />

to help boost production.<br />

Fiona Cairns, a family-run<br />

business making over two million<br />

cakes every year from its bakery<br />

near Leicester, counts retailers<br />

such as Harrods, Fortnum &<br />

Mason, Selfridges, Waitrose,<br />

Bon <strong>March</strong>e and Dunnes among<br />

its customer base.<br />

GROWING DEMAND<br />

To meet growing demand<br />

the company required robust<br />

packaging machinery that could<br />

wrap a range of different-shaped<br />

products, while at the same time<br />

offering the shelf presentation<br />

that matched the luxurious<br />

quality of the handmade cakes,<br />

and teatime treat products.<br />

Ulma supplied the Florida<br />

flow wrapper, a popular entry<br />

level horizontal form, fill and<br />

seal machine, which is ideal for<br />

bakeries as it is flexible, easy<br />

to operate and also maintain.<br />

The Florida has touch screen<br />

operation with multi-product<br />

memory for quick changeovers<br />

and the machine also benefits<br />

from ‘no product – no bag’ and<br />

‘misplaced product detection’<br />

systems, as well as working with<br />

clear and printed film.<br />

“We chose the flow wrapper<br />

because it is very reliable and it is<br />

so flexible and easy to operate we<br />

can use it to package products for<br />

all our customers,” explains md<br />

at Fiona Cairns Kishore Patel.<br />

T 01909 506 504<br />

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

Robotic cell is answer<br />

in automation challenge<br />

Challenges standing in the<br />

way of automation<br />

in the food and drink<br />

sector often include space<br />

limitations and other<br />

constraints dictated by existing<br />

equipment, conundrums that<br />

have been answered in this<br />

latest installation.<br />

Meat supplier to Swedish<br />

and Danish markets<br />

Atria chose an integrated<br />

and compact robotic cell<br />

co-engineered by Omron<br />

and Case-Link to replace<br />

manual crate-packing, which<br />

has helped to quadruple<br />

operational speeds while<br />

working within the physical<br />

restrictions of legacy systems.<br />

The company wanted<br />

to automate and increase<br />

production speeds in its<br />

end-of-line operation.<br />

It required a solution which<br />

would take SRS (Swedish<br />

Return System) plastics crates<br />

from an existing overhead<br />

conveyor and load them<br />

with packaged meat from a<br />

separate infeed.<br />

This Case-<br />

Link/Omron<br />

partnership<br />

won the contract<br />

against four<br />

other bidders<br />

and within<br />

seven months,<br />

it had installed<br />

four of the<br />

customised<br />

units in Atria’s<br />

Malmö plant,<br />

with more<br />

planned for<br />

the same<br />

factory and for the company’s<br />

six additional sites across<br />

Scandinavia.<br />

“All the other suppliers<br />

proposed two different<br />

machines: one to handle<br />

the SRS crates and another<br />

to package the products,”<br />

says Omron field application<br />

engineer Ulf Svensson.<br />

Packing speed is now 400% faster<br />

The system has overcome space constraints at the meat packing facility<br />

“But our proposal integrates<br />

the crate-handling into our<br />

single machine.”<br />

Importantly, controls for the<br />

elevator bringing crates down<br />

from the high-level conveyor<br />

are also integrated into the<br />

controls for the robotic pickand-place<br />

unit.<br />

In fact, the graphical user<br />

interface (GUI) not only brings<br />

together the entire cell’s<br />

networked vision, control,<br />

robot safety,<br />

I/O and server<br />

activities<br />

in a single<br />

display,<br />

but it also<br />

simplifies<br />

start-up and<br />

troubleshooting.<br />

The<br />

operator<br />

simply selects<br />

a product<br />

from a menu<br />

and presses<br />

the ‘start’<br />

or ‘stop’ button as required.<br />

In the event of an alarm or<br />

malfunction, the GUI displays<br />

a graphic of the machine,<br />

highlighting the zone which<br />

requires attention. In addition,<br />

Omron’s built-in trouble<br />

shooter provides explanations<br />

of any error codes which helps<br />

to reduce downtime.<br />

“Thanks to the integration<br />

of the robot and logic control,<br />

we have a very compact<br />

system, and there is no need<br />

for a separate robot cabinet,”<br />

says a spokesperson for Atria.<br />

“This compactness avoided<br />

substantial rebuilding costs<br />

at our plant will enable us<br />

to recover the investment<br />

within two years.”<br />

Each cell combines a Delta<br />

robot with four standard G5<br />

servo drives, Omron’s Sysmac<br />

automation platform, an NJ<br />

controller and an NS8<br />

human-machine interface,<br />

among other features.<br />

The integral FH Vision system<br />

plays a critical role – or in fact<br />

multiple roles, calculating<br />

product co-ordinates and<br />

orientation for the robot but<br />

also carrying out a series of<br />

quality checks. These include<br />

determining: whether the pack<br />

contains product; whether the<br />

product is displayed correctly;<br />

whether the label is correct;<br />

and whether the label carries<br />

a barcode.<br />

Not only did Atria reduce its<br />

manpower costs, but it also<br />

increased the speed of the<br />

packing operation by 400%,<br />

even while using machine<br />

vision to deliver much higher<br />

levels of quality control.<br />

T 0870 752 0861<br />

W www.eu.omron.com


26 MACHINERY UPDATE MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Installation News<br />

Speedy flow wrapping<br />

is reached on the move<br />

The weigher met all objectives<br />

Produce<br />

weighing is<br />

delicate<br />

Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK<br />

has delivered a bespoke, salad<br />

specific weighing solution for fresh<br />

produce grower Riviera Produce.<br />

Yamato supplied and installed<br />

an Omega ADW-O-1214S<br />

multihead weigher with a 12-litre<br />

capacity and 14 heads that was<br />

designed specifically to work with<br />

salad crops and fresh produce,<br />

and on an existing line.<br />

The existing line infrastructure<br />

included an infeed, a slicing<br />

machine and a bagger all fixed<br />

to a bespoke platform. The<br />

specifications of the Yamato<br />

machine meant that Riviera<br />

Produce was able to use the roof<br />

space above the line and simply<br />

alter the configuration of the<br />

equipment to get the height<br />

needed for the weigher.<br />

Re-jigging the new line and<br />

installing the Yamato weighing<br />

machine had to be completed<br />

quickly to minimise downtime and<br />

lost production to avoid a negative<br />

impact on Riviera’s customers.<br />

The Omega ADW has a twostage<br />

top cone that features high<br />

amplitude to move the product<br />

along the machine and salad-type<br />

linear feed pans/feed buckets and<br />

weigh buckets. Yamato’s special<br />

Dimple is used on the bucket doors.<br />

This is a specific type of dimple/<br />

embossed plate designed to stop<br />

product sticking to the machine to<br />

ensure product flows evenly and<br />

quickly along the production line.<br />

T 0113 322 1546<br />

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

The seven custom designed Alpha back seal units will be adapted for operation on the mobile field harvesting rigs<br />

Fresh produce co-operative<br />

G’s Growers has<br />

confirmed an order<br />

for seven flow wrappers<br />

customised for high speed<br />

operation on mobile field<br />

harvesting rigs from<br />

Paramount Packaging<br />

Systems, exclusive distributor<br />

of Fuji <strong>Machinery</strong> Company’s<br />

horizontal and vertical formfill-seal<br />

equipment in the UK<br />

and Ireland.<br />

With G’s Growers reporting<br />

that two Fuji Alpha VII<br />

flow wrappers supplied by<br />

Paramount Packaging early<br />

last year have helped increase<br />

production efficiencies by<br />

up to 25%, the seven new<br />

custom-designed Alpha<br />

VII FW3710BS/B back seal<br />

units will also be adapted for<br />

reliable, high speed operation<br />

on mobile field harvesting rigs.<br />

The bespoke Fuji flow<br />

wrappers, which will be<br />

used to pack celery, will be<br />

mounted on robust stainless<br />

steel support frames to ensure<br />

stability and rigidity when<br />

installed on G’s Growers’<br />

harvesting rigs. This allows<br />

the machines to be easily<br />

repositioned when the sides<br />

of the rig are folded up for<br />

transportation between fields<br />

and from the UK to Spain.<br />

They also feature integrated<br />

ink jet coders and labellers.<br />

careful handling<br />

A standard flow wrapper<br />

requires careful handling<br />

and positioning so would not<br />

offer the performance and<br />

efficiency benefits required<br />

by G’s Growers. As a result,<br />

Paramount Packaging<br />

developed the rigid stainless<br />

steel frame with heavy duty<br />

castors to allow the flow<br />

wrapper to be moved around<br />

more easily, and to be taken<br />

on and off field harvesting rigs<br />

simply and quickly.<br />

It also provides a stable<br />

mounting for the labeller<br />

Inside the mobile field harvesting rigs, the machines will be packing celery<br />

which on an inverted<br />

wrapper would normally<br />

be freestanding on the floor<br />

underneath the infeed.<br />

Specially developed for wet<br />

environments, the Fuji flow<br />

wrappers feature an ultrahygienic<br />

design to help prevent<br />

dust and dirt accumulation,<br />

and offers easy access to the<br />

mechanical and electrical<br />

components. The design<br />

incorporates water drainage<br />

channels from the infeed.<br />

Operating at up to 120 packs<br />

per minute, the machines<br />

boast a low maintenance box<br />

motion sealing system and<br />

convenient ‘plug and play’<br />

two-part infeed which allows<br />

it to be used with different<br />

types of rig and across a<br />

variety of applications.<br />

Offering fast changeover, the<br />

settings can also be stored<br />

on the front facing USB port<br />

and transferred to different<br />

machines for added flexibility.<br />

A 12in colour touch screen<br />

and multi lingual operator<br />

interface can be customised<br />

using images, words and<br />

illustrations for simplicity and<br />

fast and accurate diagnostics,<br />

and enables easy operation<br />

by overseas workers. The USB<br />

port facilitates machine back<br />

up and allows product data to<br />

be uploaded easily.<br />

T 01252 815252<br />

W www.paramount-packaging.<br />

co.uk


www.machineryupdate.co.uk MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 27<br />

Heavy duty shredder is<br />

a multi-material option<br />

Untha has supplied<br />

its largest four shaft<br />

shredder – the RS150 –<br />

to LKM Recycling to maximise<br />

materials recovery and<br />

revenue generation at this<br />

increasingly diverse recycling<br />

specialist. Over 40 years ago,<br />

LKM started out as a scrap<br />

metal business but today,<br />

it handles everything from<br />

metals and glass, to wood,<br />

plastics and general waste.<br />

The robust 22 tonne<br />

machine will enable LKM<br />

to process an array of<br />

complex and often heavy<br />

duty applications including<br />

aluminium, tyres and even<br />

uPVC windows. Set to achieve<br />

throughputs of up to 12 tonnes<br />

per hour, the RS150 and its<br />

quick-change screens will<br />

achieve flexible homogenous<br />

particle sizing as small<br />

as 30mm, depending on<br />

customer requirements.<br />

It is also expected that<br />

LKM’s annual recycling<br />

volumes will increase by up<br />

to 25% in line with the team’s<br />

ability to now profitably<br />

process a wider range of<br />

the materials.<br />

“This machine will<br />

completely revolutionise our<br />

approach to recycling because<br />

we’ll soon be able to liberate<br />

all of the materials from<br />

the streams we process,”<br />

says LKM’s managing director<br />

Tony Hughes. “The high<br />

torque, slow speed eco-drive<br />

concept within this machine<br />

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The company says the low-noise operation sets them apart from competitors<br />

will also keep power<br />

consumption low, which<br />

minimises our carbon footprint<br />

and saves on energy costs.<br />

“You wouldn’t expect these<br />

efficiencies within such<br />

a heavy duty machine of<br />

this size,” he concludes.<br />

T 0845 450 5388<br />

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

Static issues are<br />

eliminated for<br />

adhesives supplier<br />

Manufacturer of bonding<br />

products and adhesive<br />

components Scapa has become<br />

the latest company to invest in<br />

Meech’s anti-static solutions,<br />

with the installation of five<br />

Hyperion 971IPS 15KV Pulsed DC<br />

ionising bars taking place in its<br />

production environment.<br />

Working at a site where rewind<br />

rolls are featured on most of the<br />

equipment, engineering manager<br />

Tony Fenwick has always been<br />

aware of the potential build-up of<br />

static charges on these rolls and<br />

the challenges they could pose<br />

and so he approached Meech to<br />

audit the processes.<br />

This audit led Scapa to buy<br />

five Hyperion 971IPS (Integrated<br />

Power Supply) 15KV bars which<br />

have successfully eliminated<br />

all static-related issues in<br />

the production environment,<br />

optimising production and<br />

improving operator safety<br />

in the process.<br />

Fenwick says the company<br />

has achieved consistent<br />

productivity and end quality<br />

across all areas since the<br />

installation of the bars.<br />

T 01993 706700<br />

W www.meech.com


28 MACHINERY UPDATE MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Installation News<br />

Robust steriliser performance<br />

is delivered through upgrades<br />

Farm animal, pet and<br />

equine healthcare<br />

company Norbrook<br />

Laboratories decided to upgrade<br />

and renew its range of sterilisers<br />

at its Newry site rather than<br />

purchase new equipment.<br />

At this site, Norbrook runs<br />

eight sterile manufacturing<br />

lines with sterilisers from<br />

different manufacturers to<br />

ensure aseptic filling operations<br />

and terminal sterilisation of<br />

a range of products.<br />

The majority of the machines<br />

are in operation 24/7 and after<br />

nearly 20 years of service, the<br />

control system components<br />

of three sterilisers, including<br />

all mechanical parts, needed<br />

to be renewed. Norbrook had<br />

to choose between upgrading<br />

the sterilisers’ control systems<br />

or settling for entirely new<br />

equipment. Since all sterilisers<br />

were still in perfectly good<br />

condition, it contacted Bosch<br />

to help it upgrade.<br />

The system controls are revamped<br />

“We decided to revamp<br />

the system controls and<br />

visualisation technology to<br />

maintain robust performance<br />

of all three sterilisers and<br />

secure the high capacity of our<br />

manufacturing lines,” explains<br />

Susan O’Neill, electronics<br />

manager/engineering project<br />

manager at Norbrook.<br />

The company<br />

also wanted<br />

to standardise<br />

the equipment<br />

to reduce the<br />

number of<br />

spare parts<br />

and minimise<br />

operator<br />

training. Bosch<br />

was contacted<br />

as the required<br />

spare parts<br />

were no longer<br />

available,<br />

the original<br />

machine<br />

manufacturer<br />

did not provide<br />

the services to upgrade this<br />

specific equipment and the<br />

two companies had worked<br />

together previously.<br />

TECHNICAL KNOW-HOW<br />

“Given our successful<br />

co-operation with Bosch,<br />

we opted for Bosch Packaging<br />

Services as preferred upgrade<br />

partner,” says O’Neill.<br />

“We also knew it had<br />

extensive experience with<br />

third-party equipment<br />

modernisation.”<br />

Together with the<br />

sterilisation experts from<br />

Bosch’s Austrian subsidiary<br />

Schoeller-Bleckmann<br />

Medizintechnik (SBM), Bosch<br />

Packaging Services initiated<br />

a twelve month project, from<br />

evaluating existing equipment,<br />

installing and programming<br />

the new control systems,<br />

through to training Norbrook’s<br />

staff in customised workshops.<br />

Before implementing the<br />

new controls and touch panels<br />

in Newry, Bosch evaluated<br />

the sterilisers’ mechanical<br />

and electrical components<br />

on-site while at the SBM<br />

site in Ternitz, Austria, the<br />

company set up a steriliser<br />

with the latest control and<br />

visualisation technology for<br />

testing purposes. This meant<br />

Norbrook was able to gain<br />

a valuable first<br />

impression of the<br />

new technology’s<br />

look and feel.<br />

“Apart from<br />

assessing the<br />

functionalities<br />

of the new<br />

components,<br />

we also<br />

had the<br />

opportunity to<br />

voice specific<br />

requirements<br />

which Bosch<br />

Norbrook Laboratories<br />

has over 800 products<br />

Products are<br />

marketed to over<br />

120 countries<br />

successfully implemented,”<br />

says O’Neill.<br />

Downtime was minimal during refit<br />

The new equipment<br />

components include a Siemens<br />

S7 PLC control system and<br />

a Siemens Touch Panel<br />

IPC 477D, all of which are<br />

protected by a stainless steel<br />

switch cabinet containing<br />

key electrical components.<br />

The technology provides<br />

a higher level of precision<br />

during sterilising operations<br />

while making life easier for<br />

operators. Customised<br />

features such as an<br />

animated piping<br />

and instrumentation<br />

diagram ensure<br />

the systems meet<br />

Norbrook’s<br />

control<br />

requirements and<br />

allow for reliable<br />

and safe sterilising<br />

operations.<br />

The upgraded<br />

components further<br />

support smooth<br />

machine setup<br />

and operation, as<br />

they significantly<br />

simplify calibration<br />

and standardise operation<br />

procedures across different<br />

manufacturing lines. In case<br />

of a system failure, operators<br />

can react quickly thanks to the<br />

clearly structured service menu.<br />

INVENTORY REDUCED<br />

It considerably facilitates<br />

troubleshooting and<br />

enables a faster turnaround<br />

on breakdowns, while<br />

the systems’ high level of<br />

standardisation has enabled<br />

Norbrook to cut down on its<br />

critical spare parts inventory.<br />

Operator and maintenance<br />

training was also considerably<br />

reduced, as operators who<br />

have been trained on one of<br />

the upgraded sterilisers can<br />

operate all others, too.<br />

Norbrook is now planning<br />

to upgrade seven additional<br />

sterilisers across the company.<br />

T 01332 626262<br />

W www.boschpackaging.com


www.machineryupdate.co.uk march/april <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 29<br />

Pallet wrapping and handling is<br />

reliably efficient on both levels<br />

Pallet handling company<br />

Technowrapp has<br />

installed a high speed<br />

automatic pallet wrapping line<br />

at a beverage company while<br />

also ensuring the end of line<br />

system connects production<br />

and warehousing that are<br />

situated on two separate<br />

floors of the factory.<br />

The company, which is<br />

represented in the UK by<br />

Engelmann & Buckham, was<br />

therefore required to develop<br />

a pallet handling system<br />

coordinated between the<br />

two floors by using complex<br />

software entirely developed<br />

by its programmers.<br />

This installation involved<br />

one central and four peripheral<br />

PLCs to automatically manage<br />

and coordinate four different<br />

operations including: wrapped<br />

pallet handling from the<br />

production to the warehouse<br />

for their storage and shipment;<br />

the handling of empty pallets<br />

stacked in groups of 15 from<br />

the warehouse to the empty<br />

pallet dispenser; the materials<br />

supplied from the warehouse<br />

to the entire production<br />

line; and the handling of<br />

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“We were able to assess our customer’s needs<br />

and come up with a unique solution that surpassed<br />

their expectations,” says Technowrapp’s Rocchi<br />

the materials to be disposed<br />

of from the production line to<br />

the warehouse.<br />

“This was a complex<br />

installation as the software<br />

involved needed to be able<br />

to manage the various<br />

missions without interfering<br />

with each other,” explains<br />

Fabrizio Rocchi, sales<br />

manager at Technowrapp.<br />

“It also needed to be able to<br />

monitor all the up and down<br />

movements of the material<br />

to and from the warehouse.”<br />

To ensure an efficient<br />

flow of the line, various<br />

accumulation conveyors for<br />

both wrapped and empty<br />

pallets are included to<br />

guarantee a continuous flow<br />

that does not generate waiting<br />

times. Meanwhile, the system<br />

is supervised by six safety<br />

areas so that only the area<br />

of interest is stopped<br />

in case of emergency,<br />

assuring continuity to<br />

the rest of the line.<br />

Finally, a central PLC<br />

controls the entire system<br />

and communicates with other<br />

PLCs distributed along the<br />

line. One of them, for instance,<br />

is exclusively reserved to the<br />

functions of the pre-stretch<br />

carriage installed on the<br />

pallet wrapping machine,<br />

and it communicates possible<br />

anomalies in pre-stretch<br />

performances to the main PLC.<br />

T 01420 593680<br />

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

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30 MACHINERY UPDATE march/april <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Installation News<br />

Cobot has<br />

taken over<br />

boring tasks<br />

Ring wrapper handles<br />

bevcans at high speed<br />

Real Digital International has<br />

installed a UR10 collaborative<br />

robot (or cobot) from Universal<br />

Robots at its Croydon facility to<br />

help with the packaging of mobile<br />

phone SIM cards. As well as<br />

automating previously mundane<br />

manual operations, the cobot,<br />

which was supplied by RARUK<br />

Automation, has allowed the<br />

company to repurpose employees<br />

to more varied tasks.<br />

The process of selecting a robot<br />

to fulfil operative tasks came down<br />

to a few potential suppliers but it<br />

was the collaborative functionality<br />

of the UR10 that was preferred.<br />

“Although we deploy camera<br />

validation, there is still some<br />

verification and logging that can<br />

only be done by people,” explains<br />

Real Digital md David Laybourne.<br />

“Health and safety is important<br />

to us and we wanted to create<br />

an environment that blends<br />

automation with humans; caged<br />

robots would have restricted our<br />

ability to be flexible in the way we<br />

use the machines,” he says.<br />

The lightweight cobots can<br />

work side by side with human<br />

workers as integral force sensing,<br />

set at a pre-determined level,<br />

means the robot comes to<br />

a halt in the event of contact with<br />

a human. The UR10 is also easy<br />

to program for changing tasks<br />

and offers repeatability of 0.1mm.<br />

T 01462 670044<br />

W www.rarukautomation.com<br />

Gordian Strapping has<br />

installed a high speed<br />

ring wrapper at Crown<br />

Bevcan in Botcherby<br />

(Carlisle); a five-line can plant<br />

where 2.2 billion aluminium<br />

beverage cans in sizes of<br />

15-50cl and 6 billion can ends<br />

are produced each year.<br />

Prior to installing the<br />

machine, Crown was stretch<br />

wrapping pallets of beverage<br />

cans using a semi-automatic<br />

stretch wrapper, which could<br />

wrap up to 25 pallets an hour.<br />

Faced with increasing demand<br />

from export markets however,<br />

the company decided to<br />

automate the process.<br />

Gordian therefore supplied<br />

an OMS AVR900 automatic<br />

pallet ring wrapper.<br />

Rated to 60 pallets an hour,<br />

the AVR900 ensures a high<br />

quality wrap to withstand<br />

potential damage in transit.<br />

The machine features a<br />

patented film clamping,<br />

cutting and fixing unit with<br />

a ‘Tuck Under’ system.<br />

This, says Gordian, ensures<br />

that film tails never become<br />

detached from the pack, an<br />

issue which can lead to rejection<br />

of pallets by any automated<br />

warehousing systems.<br />

The machine’s patented film<br />

pre-stretch carriage unit has<br />

also enabled Crown Bevcan<br />

to down-gauge from 23 micron<br />

Higher demand saw Crown Bevcan order an automatic pallet ring wrapper<br />

film to 17 micron film.<br />

In operation, beverage cans<br />

enter the palletiser, which<br />

stacks them up to a height of<br />

three metres, with layer cards<br />

inserted for stability. Loaded<br />

pallets are then passed<br />

through a strapper with a top<br />

press, which straps the cans<br />

to the pallet. The strapped<br />

pallet is then transported<br />

to the stretch wrapper.<br />

“We have been very happy<br />

with the strappers that<br />

Gordian supplied in 2012 and<br />

with the service backup since<br />

then,” explains technical<br />

manager at Crown Bevcan<br />

Ian Connelly. “We therefore<br />

had no reservations about<br />

going back to Gordian for<br />

this ring wrapper.”<br />

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T 01256 394400<br />

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

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32 MACHINERY UPDATE MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Preview<br />

German show welcomes<br />

the world to see exhibits<br />

This year’s interpack<br />

promises to be the place<br />

where the world of<br />

packaging meets once again<br />

with the exhibition recording<br />

the highest demand among<br />

exhibitors in its 55 year<br />

history. Visitors will therefore<br />

be greeted by nearly 3,000<br />

exhibitors from 60 different<br />

countries housed in 262,400sq<br />

metres over 19 halls at the<br />

Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre.<br />

Running alongside interpack<br />

will be a revised components<br />

trade fair which will be<br />

approximately 5,000sq metres<br />

in a central location between<br />

halls 10 and 16.<br />

interpack is open daily<br />

from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs –<br />

4-10 May and E-tickets are now<br />

available. A day ticket can be<br />

purchased online in advance<br />

and costs €52.00 (€65.00 at the<br />

box office). A three-day ticket<br />

can be bought online,<br />

in advance, for €105.00<br />

(€130.00 at the box office).<br />

Any tickets that have<br />

been obtained online can<br />

be printed out directly from<br />

a computer and this ticket<br />

or exhibitor pass, entitles<br />

the holder to travel to and<br />

from the exhibition centre<br />

A RANGE OF ROBOTIC TECHNOLOGY WILL BE SHOWN<br />

Robots will be collaborative<br />

ABB supplies a range of industrial robots, modular manufacturing<br />

systems and service while focusing on helping manufacturers improve<br />

productivity, product quality and worker safety. It has installed more<br />

than 300,000 robots worldwide and this year, the company will<br />

demonstrate a variety of robotic technology including collaborative and<br />

also software designed to deliver real-world solutions to customers.<br />

HALL 16 STAND 16A45<br />

About 2,700 exhibitors will greet interpack visitors at the beginning of May<br />

free of charge, using the local<br />

transport company VRR.<br />

This covers all the towns and<br />

cities within the catchment<br />

area of the Düsseldorf<br />

Exhibition Centre.<br />

W www.interpack.com<br />

PPMA Group will<br />

welcome visitors to<br />

its stand at show<br />

The PPMA Group of Associations<br />

will have a stand at the show<br />

and welcomes UK visitors to<br />

come and take a break from<br />

making their way around<br />

the 19-hall event.<br />

Situated in hall 4, visitors to<br />

the stand can learn more about<br />

the latest PPMA initiatives<br />

such as the BEST programme,<br />

the PPMA Show at the NEC,<br />

Birmingham in September,<br />

pick up extra copies of this<br />

magazine or use the services<br />

of the translator.<br />

HALL 4 STA N D 4E55<br />

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

The latest high speed series 400<br />

Weighers<br />

offer a range<br />

of user gains<br />

Multipond will show a range of<br />

weighers including the latest<br />

high speed series 400 with<br />

a memory weigher, which is<br />

reaching record highs on the<br />

market with up to 900 weighings<br />

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Components<br />

Preview<br />

www.machineryupdate.co.uk MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 35<br />

Flexibility to be demonstrated<br />

across four different machines<br />

Schubert will demonstrate<br />

how its flexible TLM<br />

system opens up<br />

capabilities for the food,<br />

confectionery, pharmaceutical<br />

and cosmetics industries<br />

by showcasing the technology<br />

on four different machines.<br />

A further highlight of the<br />

stand will be the new Data<br />

Box, the company’s most<br />

recent development, which<br />

is a digital platform designed<br />

to achieve new quality levels<br />

in overall machine efficiency<br />

and availability due to a novel<br />

preventative maintenance<br />

and monitoring system.<br />

The Schubert Data Box<br />

will also be available for other<br />

machine manufacturers and<br />

will provide an interface for<br />

the machine manufacturer<br />

and for the end user to review<br />

relevant information to<br />

different levels as management,<br />

maintenance and operator.<br />

Visitors will have the<br />

opportunity to see the<br />

latest addition to Schubert’s<br />

portfolio: the Flowmodul.<br />

With this new flow-wrapping<br />

component, the company<br />

offers its customers<br />

the opportunity to integrate<br />

primary packaging into<br />

a TLM system seamlessly.<br />

The Flowmodul offers<br />

customers an almost<br />

unlimited variety of possible<br />

packaging formats which can<br />

all be changed over in minutes.<br />

Schubert says it is dedicated<br />

to ensuring optimal efficiency<br />

of its machines during their<br />

entire lifecycle. To this<br />

end, the company analyses<br />

performance data in order<br />

to increase productivity and<br />

This example sees the error notification function on the new Data Box<br />

(on the left) indicating that a pipe needs to be replaced<br />

system availability. The latest<br />

development in this field,<br />

the Data Box will, for instance,<br />

measure the output and<br />

performance of the TLM lines<br />

on the interpack stand.<br />

This solution, says Mark<br />

Jocelyn of the UK business,<br />

will enable Schubert to stay<br />

connected with customers<br />

throughout a machine’s<br />

entire value creation process.<br />

The company will use this<br />

data system to capture all<br />

relevant information – from<br />

simple machine operation<br />

to networking workflows,<br />

maintenance units and<br />

servicing periods and this<br />

continuous flow of data will<br />

be used to meet customers’<br />

specific requirements.<br />

Finally, Schubert will<br />

officially introduce its<br />

new Schubert-Cosmetics<br />

business unit, where a team<br />

of specialists will be solely<br />

dedicated to the special<br />

needs of this industry.<br />

The company’s expertise in<br />

this field will be demonstrated<br />

on a TLM machine handling<br />

five different formats of<br />

shampoo bottles.<br />

HALL 14 STA N D 14A06<br />

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

Three stages in one machine<br />

delivers multipack benefits<br />

The focus of Krones’ stand is<br />

the Varioline machine which<br />

allows up to three-stage<br />

packaging processes to be<br />

performed in this one<br />

system. Space savings in<br />

the layout, reduced<br />

maintenance outlay and fewer<br />

operators are the result.<br />

The modular Varioline<br />

kit consists of three units:<br />

cartoning module, feed<br />

module and basic module<br />

which can be combined to<br />

form a customised packaging<br />

system that can handle up<br />

to 52,000 containers an hour.<br />

A Belgian brewery is one<br />

of more than 30 bottlers<br />

that have already benefited<br />

from the system. It bottles<br />

23 different beers in up to<br />

34 different packages, all<br />

from this single line.<br />

“We can supply our<br />

customers faster, the quality<br />

of the packaging is better<br />

and the automated function<br />

is affordable,” says the<br />

head brewer.<br />

HALL<br />

14<br />

STAND<br />

14E33<br />

W www.krones.com<br />

Varioline can replace six individual machines as it performs multiple tasks


36 MACHINERY UPDATE MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Preview<br />

Aetna’s Robot Master wrapper<br />

Palletisers,<br />

wrappers and<br />

case packers<br />

Aetna will be demonstrating<br />

new wrapping and palletising<br />

machines during the show<br />

including an entry-level Robopac<br />

self-propelled wrapping machine,<br />

the Starwrap 3.0 which is the<br />

latest addition to the Dimac<br />

series of wraparound case<br />

packers and TopTier palletisers.<br />

The Robot Master has been<br />

designed to create a solid and<br />

reliable robot to wrap loads onto<br />

pallets. It has been developed to<br />

the same design, construction<br />

and safety criteria used to build<br />

top performance robots while<br />

being an agile and compact<br />

packaging option.<br />

While intended for typical<br />

industrial use, the unit is simple<br />

to use, even in harsh production<br />

environments. Robot Master<br />

is also equipped with technical<br />

solutions such as a start cycle<br />

siren, visible blinkers during<br />

product wrapping, an immediate<br />

stop button and emergency<br />

bumpers to ensure high safety<br />

levels in operation.<br />

Also on show will be the latest<br />

addition to the Dimac series<br />

which updates the wraparound<br />

case packer machine series.<br />

At the machine’s core is a sturdy<br />

and reliable cam system which<br />

has helped to deliver higher<br />

production capacity, easier<br />

format changes and high feeder<br />

capacity (both single and double).<br />

TopTier palletisers that<br />

combine the most recent<br />

advances in machine control<br />

technology with an intuitive<br />

interface HMI and EasyStack<br />

pattern programming software<br />

will also be on the stand.<br />

HALL 12 STAND 12F21<br />

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

Packaging gas analysers on show include<br />

a permeation range for water and oxygen<br />

Among Systech Illinois’<br />

display of gas analysers<br />

will be the new DualPerm<br />

combination OTR and WVTR<br />

permeation station and the<br />

8700 multiple bottle oxygen<br />

permeation analyser.<br />

The 8700 oxygen permeation<br />

analyser offers a fast<br />

Turbopurge feature which<br />

allows up to 11 bottles to be<br />

tested in 3 to 12 hours providing<br />

much greater production<br />

throughput. It has the ability,<br />

to test a variety of samples;<br />

bottles, packs and films as<br />

well as the software capability<br />

to allow individual packs to<br />

be started, stopped or delayed<br />

during testing.<br />

HALL 13 STA N D 13C31<br />

HALL 5 STA N D 5A29<br />

The IF318<br />

fully robotised<br />

monoblock<br />

loading unit<br />

demonstrates<br />

the latest<br />

advances in<br />

Cama’s range<br />

Cartons and cases can<br />

be handled with ease<br />

Cama Group will<br />

demonstrate two Break-<br />

Through Generation<br />

(BGT) systems on its stand.<br />

Firstly, the IF318 fully<br />

robotised monoblock loading<br />

unit which is a ‘pitch-less’<br />

integrated platform for forming/<br />

loading/closing food and nonfood<br />

products into paperboard<br />

or corrugated cartons or cases.<br />

Working with a given<br />

product infeed capacity, users<br />

can change the number, and<br />

so the pitch, of boxes handled<br />

at each of the three robotic<br />

stations, each one de-coupled<br />

from the other thanks to<br />

the independent electronic<br />

movers. Moreover, the clever<br />

variable box handling device<br />

allows automatic changeovers<br />

for all required carton/case size<br />

along the track of any shape<br />

and size, thereby making size<br />

changing obsolete.<br />

The second new system is<br />

an IG complete robotic line<br />

which packs flow packs in<br />

multi-flavour and multi-layer<br />

collations. Shown with the<br />

agreement of Cama’s customer,<br />

This 8700 is ideal to test beer bottles<br />

a global multi-national leader<br />

in its sector, the system<br />

comprises two robotic units.<br />

Visitors are invited to see<br />

these latest technological<br />

innovations made as standard<br />

on the full range of BGT<br />

systems which, says the<br />

company, offer higher hygiene<br />

standards; have an open<br />

profile; include a flexible<br />

frame and a reduced footprint<br />

combined with energy saving<br />

engineering.<br />

W www.camagroup.com<br />

Custom made adaptors are<br />

available for a wide range of<br />

applications such as complete<br />

package testing, including<br />

bottles with closures.<br />

The 8700 is ideal for use in<br />

beer bottle manufacturing<br />

where oxygen permeability<br />

testing is essential, as<br />

permeation of oxygen barriers<br />

has a significant influence<br />

on shelf life integrity of<br />

the product, explains the<br />

company.<br />

W www.systechillinois.com


Vision Inspection Solutions<br />

Code Reading Alphanumeric Label Position Label Mix-up Kit Completness<br />

Verification & Graphical ID & Lid Closure<br />

Choosing the Right Equipment<br />

to Maximise Product Safety<br />

As production speeds have increased, so too has the potential<br />

for defective or damaged products risking costly recalls.<br />

METTLER TOLEDO’s vision inspection solutions protects<br />

consumers and brands by inspecting glass, plastic<br />

and carton packaged products for a full range of quality<br />

checks - maximising label and package integrity.<br />

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e<br />

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38 MACHINERY UPDATE MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Preview<br />

Food inspection systems that<br />

safely increase productivity<br />

For more than 40 years,<br />

Sparc Systems has<br />

supplied checkweighers,<br />

x-ray, label inspection and<br />

bespoke weighing systems to<br />

the high-risk food industry.<br />

This year, it makes its<br />

debut at the German event by<br />

showcasing the Theia with<br />

vision inspection, Cerberus<br />

with vision inspection and<br />

the Iris pipeline system.<br />

The company invites visitors<br />

to see some of the industry’s<br />

most compact, integrated<br />

systems on offer.<br />

The Theia 420 provides<br />

flexibility and accuracy<br />

and accommodates all<br />

product formats in sizes up<br />

to 300 x 300 x 100mm, says<br />

the company.<br />

Fast and accurate rejection<br />

of out-of-tolerance or<br />

contaminated packs into<br />

dedicated lockable stations<br />

is provided by an in-line,<br />

servo driven reject system<br />

which removes the need for<br />

compressed air. This offers<br />

potential savings of up to<br />

£4,000 a year on running<br />

costs compared with<br />

The Iris range is designed to quickly and simply integrate into pipe systems<br />

compressed air-operated<br />

machines.<br />

The Cerberus is an<br />

accurate, fully integrated,<br />

combination metal detection<br />

packaging inspection and<br />

checkweighing system<br />

specifically designed for<br />

High Care food production<br />

environments and operates<br />

at 200 packs per minute.<br />

It is employed to check for<br />

potential metal contaminants,<br />

inspect the label and verify<br />

the weight of each product.<br />

Also, the Average Finished<br />

Weight Variance is calculated<br />

and the system can provide<br />

feedback upstream signalling<br />

it to increase or decrease the<br />

product fill quantity.<br />

Meanwhile, the Iris pipeline<br />

x-ray inspection system on<br />

show is designed to promote<br />

systematic product flow and<br />

delivers optimal detection of<br />

contaminants, while reducing<br />

the amount of product<br />

rejected. The Iris addresses the<br />

special requirements posed<br />

by products flowing through a<br />

pipe as well as complying with<br />

stringent HACCP protocols<br />

and food safety requirements.<br />

Finally, the pipeline x-ray<br />

system on show inspects<br />

pumped product and<br />

rejects contaminants prior<br />

to packaging or processing<br />

which leads to less wasted<br />

packaging materials and<br />

greatly reduced product<br />

loss caused by the removal<br />

of contaminants after the<br />

packaging operation.<br />

By removing contaminants<br />

earlier in the process, the<br />

potential for expensive<br />

downtime and damage to<br />

downstream equipment is<br />

reduced.<br />

The Iris product range is<br />

designed to quickly and simply<br />

integrate into any existing<br />

rigid or flexible pipe system<br />

while its robust, quick release<br />

fittings allow for disassembly,<br />

cleaning and reassembly in<br />

a matter of seconds.<br />

HALL 17 STA N D 17B44<br />

W www.sparc-systems.com<br />

Compact cartoning range offers plethora<br />

of pharma and cosmetics benefits<br />

Manufacturers of cartoners<br />

based on a rotary system,<br />

UET will be exhibiting its<br />

latest Compact 5 unit which<br />

is suitable for pharmaceutical<br />

companies and contract<br />

packers that need ultimate<br />

flexibility that can be specified<br />

with manual or automatic<br />

product feeding units.<br />

The integration of hot<br />

melt and tuck-in closing on<br />

separate stations enables<br />

many carton formats to be<br />

run within its large size<br />

range either independently,<br />

or as a combination.<br />

Measuring just 1.5 x 1.8 metres,<br />

the machine can be specified<br />

to incorporate a fully<br />

automated leaflet inserter for<br />

user information and also<br />

printing systems. This is<br />

important for pharmaceutical<br />

packaging as all current,<br />

reputable systems for<br />

serialisation and track & trace<br />

can be integrated seamlessly.<br />

What makes UET machines<br />

so special is their quality,<br />

compact design, robustness<br />

and flexibility thanks to the<br />

universally<br />

adjustable<br />

size star Stella<br />

68, says UK<br />

representative<br />

Springvale<br />

Equipment.<br />

This patented<br />

size star<br />

system reduces<br />

changeover time<br />

to about 20 minutes.<br />

A second machine, the<br />

Compact 3S will also be shown.<br />

HALL 14 STA N D 14B32<br />

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

This Compact 5 unit will be joined<br />

by the Compact 3S which handles<br />

miniature cartons used for trial<br />

sizes of cosmetics or toiletries


www.machineryupdate.co.uk MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 39<br />

Five lines and twelve individual<br />

machines will take centre stage<br />

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<strong>March</strong>esini Group will<br />

demonstrate five lines<br />

and twelve stand-alone<br />

machines that cover primary<br />

and secondary packaging<br />

processes for pharmaceuticals<br />

and cosmetics: from blisters<br />

to syringes, from counting to<br />

stick packs, through to jars,<br />

tubes and their packaging<br />

into bundles and boxes.<br />

The Integra 520 V is the<br />

fastest of the robotic blister<br />

packaging lines made by<br />

the company and it will be<br />

exhibited together with the<br />

new labeller by Neri, the BLA<br />

525 and the new fast bundler<br />

FA 04 by Multipack, which are<br />

both built to manage the flow<br />

of 500 cartons a minute from<br />

the cartoner Cinquecento.<br />

The integrity of each tablet is verified<br />

Also demonstrated will<br />

be a pre-feeder that handles<br />

about 3,000 tablets a minute<br />

and utilises the new Valida<br />

technology developed<br />

in-house to verify the integrity<br />

of each individual tablet and<br />

rejects it before feeding it into<br />

the blister. Unlike traditional<br />

cameras that verify the<br />

product from the top only,<br />

Valida’s laser triangulation<br />

system is able to detect the<br />

thickness of the tablets and<br />

can consequently identify<br />

those broken in half and reject<br />

them, instead of having to<br />

reject the whole blister.<br />

HALL 8a STAND 8a A65/A79<br />

W www.marchesini.com<br />

@<br />

Hall 15 – Stand B21<br />

See a full range of Yamato weighing solutions<br />

in one place at interpack <strong>2017</strong> including:<br />

n OMEGA and ALPHA Advance series multihead weighers for cost-effective,<br />

rapid and flexible weighing solutions for:<br />

n Fresh produce n Frozen products n Nuts n Snacks n Rice<br />

n Spices n Pet food n Confectionery and much more.<br />

n I-series checkweighers to meet IP67 and IP69 protection standards.<br />

n J-series checkweighers with a flexible design<br />

offering great value for the money.<br />

n The TSDW 205 and new TSDW 206<br />

semi-automatic combination<br />

weighers, perfect for the fast<br />

and precise weighing of<br />

"difficult" products that<br />

need to be packaged<br />

in fixed weights<br />

for FMCG retail.<br />

Introducing the NEW Epsilon combination weigher<br />

n This combination weigher will revolutionise the weighing and packaging of<br />

loose products.<br />

n The EPSILON combines the best features<br />

of the incomparable SIGMA and our<br />

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n Register for interpack <strong>2017</strong> and<br />

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Unit 6B, Millennium Way, Leeds, LS11 5AL<br />

Phone +44 (0)113 322 1546<br />

www.yamatoscale.co.uk


40 MACHINERY UPDATE MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Preview<br />

Coding software as<br />

well as customised<br />

service is launched<br />

Markem-Imaje will launch<br />

the latest version of its coding<br />

software solution in addition<br />

to its new customised service<br />

portfolio for the food, beverage<br />

and industrial markets.<br />

Designed to maximise<br />

operational efficiency, the<br />

new software package<br />

CoLOS 6.0 is set to improve<br />

coding integrity, scalability<br />

and IT integration and help<br />

manufacturers achieve regulatory<br />

and customer compliance.<br />

It will also help brands to market<br />

fmcg products more effectively<br />

using unique promotional<br />

coding campaigns.<br />

“Industrialists in every sector<br />

have had to become more flexible<br />

and cope with increasingly<br />

complex coding requirements<br />

in recent years,” says Arnaud<br />

Laugier, EMEA marketing<br />

director at Markem-Imaje.<br />

“The new software solution will<br />

help businesses to adapt quickly,<br />

improving interoperability with<br />

third party systems while also<br />

giving production managers<br />

greater visibility and control over<br />

operational performance.”<br />

HALL 13 STAND 13FG13-2<br />

W www.markem-imaje.com<br />

Pallet labelling system<br />

offers smarter benefits<br />

Swedish company<br />

Autolabel AB, also<br />

known as Evolabel,<br />

will be demonstrating the<br />

new FlexWipe pallet labelling<br />

system which, according to<br />

its exclusive UK distributor<br />

Industrial Labelling Systems<br />

(ILS), is the most advanced,<br />

smartest and safest pallet<br />

labelling system available.<br />

The FlexWipe system<br />

is centred on a proven T63<br />

printer which negates the<br />

need for any expensive<br />

guarding while being capable<br />

of labelling more than five<br />

pallets per minute on two<br />

adjacent sides. Even if pallets<br />

are unevenly packed or<br />

contain products that create<br />

an uneven surface, the<br />

applicator can still function<br />

safely because of its special<br />

‘Touch and Flex Apply’<br />

technology.<br />

This applicator offers<br />

maximised throughput from<br />

a small footprint, simplified<br />

integration with other<br />

equipment, traceability as<br />

standard and enhanced safety<br />

for operators.<br />

The FlexWipe pallet labelling system will be demonstrated at the show<br />

“FlexWipe is future proof<br />

due to both the compact<br />

nature of the unit and the<br />

fact that the same applicator<br />

can label all three sides,”<br />

explains Denis Brett,<br />

managing director of ILS.<br />

The system is built upon two<br />

rotating movements: the inner<br />

arm can rotate 360 degrees<br />

and the labels can leave<br />

the printer in two directions.<br />

The outer arm can rotate<br />

at 200 degrees.<br />

Alongside the FlexWipe,<br />

Autolabel will be showing<br />

other print & apply solutions<br />

for product and box labelling.<br />

HALL 12 STA N D A23<br />

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

Range of stick pack machinery handles<br />

liquids, pastes, powders and granulates<br />

On show from Inv Pack will<br />

be the BY300 monodose<br />

vertical packaging machine<br />

in stick pack format which<br />

is designed to pack products<br />

as liquids, pastes, powders<br />

or granulates.<br />

The singular, compact<br />

construction and small<br />

footprint allows the machine<br />

to be incorporated into any<br />

production facility as well<br />

as a laboratory for test<br />

marketing products.<br />

At the show, equipment able<br />

to work with 1 up to 8 lanes<br />

will be shown. It can be linked<br />

to end of line equipment and<br />

offers a production output of<br />

up to 640 sticks a minute.<br />

Also on show will be the<br />

MVA900 flat sachet multilane<br />

machine which handles four<br />

side seal sachets. This new<br />

machine sees a redesigned<br />

cabin that improves<br />

accessibility and stability<br />

to facilitate easier cleaning<br />

and maintenance tasks.<br />

The MVA pharma series<br />

for powder products is also<br />

offered by the company.<br />

Completing the line-up is<br />

the SP100 high speed, stick<br />

pack machine which has been<br />

designed to form stick packs<br />

from 50 to 150mm width<br />

for powders or granulates.<br />

Its xtra frame represents<br />

an evolution of a standard<br />

model in terms of cleanability,<br />

high speed or robust and<br />

compact design.<br />

Inv Pack is represented<br />

in the UK by Englemann<br />

& Buckham.<br />

HALL 8a STA N D 8aD58<br />

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

French coffees have been handled


THE TOTAL<br />

PACKAGE<br />

THE RIGHT SOLUTION FOR EVERY MARKET


42 MACHINERY UPDATE MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Preview<br />

Coding and marking solutions<br />

are cost effective fmcg option<br />

Linx Printing Technologies’<br />

ability to provide costeffective<br />

coding and<br />

marking solutions across a<br />

wide variety of applications<br />

will be demonstrated, and<br />

the company will showcase<br />

models across its many<br />

different ranges of equipment<br />

and technologies.<br />

Highlights will include<br />

the newest additions to the<br />

company’s continuous ink jet<br />

(CIJ) printers and laser coders,<br />

which represent significant<br />

advances in the technologies,<br />

along with examples from<br />

its thermal transfer, thermal<br />

inkjet and case coder ranges.<br />

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FULL RANGE ON SHOW<br />

The full range of Linx laser<br />

coding solutions will be on<br />

display including the newly<br />

launched Linx CSL10 and<br />

CSL30 (see page 17 of this<br />

issue) which have opened up<br />

the benefits of laser to more<br />

companies and applications.<br />

Also, the recently-launched<br />

Linx 8900 series and Linx 10<br />

which are said to have<br />

both further extended the<br />

capabilities of CIJ printing will<br />

be shown. The Linx 8900 has<br />

been designed to provide the<br />

highest levels of ease of use<br />

and help maximise efficiencies<br />

during production for<br />

valuable cost and time savings<br />

while the new Linx 10 is a<br />

compact and totally portable<br />

entry-level CIJ printer.<br />

Linx’s thermal transfer,<br />

thermal inkjet and case<br />

coder ranges will also be<br />

demonstrated. The Linx<br />

IJ375 case coder is able to<br />

cut production costs while<br />

maximising line uptime and<br />

print quality for the coding<br />

of secondary packaging.<br />

Its ink system and printhead<br />

protection technology delivers<br />

savings on consumables.<br />

HALL 11 STAND 11C58<br />

W www.linxglobal.com


Components<br />

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Company enjoys 60 years<br />

of tradition and new ideas<br />

Filler/capper will be introduced<br />

Weighing/filling<br />

and capping units<br />

are demonstrated<br />

Weigh filling/capping company<br />

Pack’R, represented in the UK &<br />

Ireland by Springvale Equipment,<br />

will be showing the new Monobloc<br />

rotary 12 head filler with four head<br />

capper and a compact filler for<br />

larger containers up to 30 litres.<br />

The new Monobloc rotary<br />

machine will also demonstrate<br />

its patented fully automatic CIP<br />

process providing a clean and<br />

ecological solution controlling<br />

cross-contamination risks,<br />

reducing effluent and providing<br />

fast product changeovers for even<br />

non-compatible products.<br />

A pressurised product<br />

hopper allows accurate control<br />

throughout the batch of various<br />

viscosities, while the latest load<br />

cell software with weighing<br />

increments of 2g can achieve<br />

excellent filling accuracies with<br />

virtually no product giveaway.<br />

HALL 13 STAND 13A74<br />

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

Rovema will<br />

celebrate<br />

its 60th<br />

anniversary by<br />

showcasing the<br />

BV series of single<br />

machines as<br />

well as complete<br />

packaging<br />

lines covering a<br />

wide variety of<br />

industries and<br />

applications<br />

for powders,<br />

confectionery,<br />

pasta, snacks,<br />

frozen foods, dry<br />

fruit, coffee and<br />

liquids.<br />

These machines<br />

are equipped with<br />

the new Rovema<br />

HMI featuring a<br />

dashboard that graphically<br />

supports operators throughout<br />

production, making their lives<br />

much easier in operating the<br />

range of equipment.<br />

The company will also<br />

present its advanced SBS<br />

block packing machine, a new<br />

system for dust-free, compact<br />

and hygienic packaging<br />

of flour. The system uses<br />

Fortress 3rd LHP MU N-D 2016_MU 03/10/2016 13:09 Page 1<br />

The BVC range is a flexible option across sectors<br />

vacuum to remove air during<br />

the dosing process and thus<br />

deposits the flour in the bag<br />

without creating dust.<br />

A total of three packaging<br />

lines represent the typical<br />

requirements for packing dry<br />

fruit and nuts, baby foods<br />

and confectionery. The dry<br />

fruit line demonstrates the<br />

uniform operating concept<br />

for all components,<br />

from the form, fill and<br />

seal machine up to the<br />

picker with integrated<br />

tray erector while the<br />

bag-in-box line for<br />

baby foods or baking<br />

mixes and cereals<br />

is equipped with an<br />

optimised, secure<br />

blank infeed that<br />

enables processing<br />

even of complicated<br />

folding box designs.<br />

The Vertical,<br />

Continuous form,<br />

fill and seal (FFS)<br />

machine BVC Flexible<br />

demonstrates<br />

packaging of<br />

confectionery using<br />

doypack-style, RoPack<br />

bags with zip locks; the<br />

Vertical FFS machine BVC<br />

Compact allows high speed<br />

packaging with an output of<br />

240 bags per minute while the<br />

BVC 600 FFS machine packs<br />

products with a volume of<br />

5kg or more.<br />

A liquid FFS machine<br />

completes the show line-up.<br />

HALL<br />

15 STAND 15B25<br />

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

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44 MACHINERY UPDATE MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Preview<br />

Protection, productivity<br />

and quality inspection<br />

The Ax150i CIJ will be shown<br />

CIJ printers<br />

offer fresh<br />

new thinking<br />

Domino Printing Sciences will<br />

present the recently-launched<br />

Ax-Series range of continuous<br />

ink jet (CIJ) printers, along with<br />

a host of coding and marking<br />

technologies ranging from<br />

fibre laser and thermal transfer<br />

overprinting systems to digitally<br />

printed label samples.<br />

science revisted<br />

The Ax-Series comprises the<br />

Ax150i, the Ax350i and the<br />

Ax550i, a range of high-tech CIJ<br />

printers tailored to a wide variety<br />

of customer requirements.<br />

The company has revisited the<br />

underlying science behind CIJ<br />

and introduced innovations in<br />

three key areas, which it refers<br />

to as ‘pillars’. These pillars of<br />

innovation are the new i-Pulse<br />

print head and inks, the i-Techx<br />

electronics and software<br />

platform, and Domino Design.<br />

The F720i is Domino’s latest<br />

addition to its range of high<br />

performance, high speed fibre<br />

lasers and will also be exhibited<br />

on the company’s stand.<br />

Designed to deliver clear, legible<br />

and durable codes on aluminium<br />

cans, and with an IP65 rating,<br />

the F720i fibre laser is especially<br />

suited to withstand the wet,<br />

sugar laden environment of<br />

beverage production lines,<br />

as well as the high-speed coding<br />

demands of the beverage sector.<br />

Domino’s Digital Printing<br />

Solutions division will display<br />

‘Textures by Domino’, a vibrant<br />

range of digitally textured labels<br />

printed at 50 metres a minute<br />

with Domino’s digital label press.<br />

HALL 11 stAnd 11D55<br />

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

Protection, productivity<br />

and quality are at the<br />

core of Mettler-Toledo’s<br />

product portfolio and the<br />

company will demonstrate<br />

how focusing on these<br />

three principles helps<br />

manufacturers to improve<br />

processes and increase<br />

competitiveness in their<br />

particular markets.<br />

The focus is on<br />

improvements to brand<br />

protection and compliance,<br />

as the regulatory<br />

landscapes within food and<br />

pharmaceuticals become ever<br />

more complex; enhancing<br />

productivity and increasing<br />

operator efficiency to improve<br />

OEE; enhancing product<br />

quality through the detection<br />

of physical contaminants,<br />

ensuring accurate package<br />

weights, complete contents<br />

and correct labelling; plus,<br />

importantly, the safety<br />

of workers who operate<br />

inspection systems on<br />

production lines.<br />

A wide range of solutions<br />

will be present – from x-ray<br />

and checkweighing to<br />

Langen is introducing its<br />

newest benchmark in hygienic<br />

cartoning, called the Maestro.<br />

This new cartoner is designed<br />

to handle a large range of<br />

product/carton combinations<br />

with speed capability of<br />

up to 500 cartons a minute.<br />

It can handle a wide variety<br />

of applications and tailored<br />

solutions to suit products that<br />

require careful handling,<br />

flexibility and reliability,<br />

says UK representative<br />

Springvale Equipment.<br />

The Maestro is servo driven<br />

Four lines will demonstrate options<br />

vision inspection and metal<br />

detection – alongside software<br />

packages such as ProdX,<br />

designed to make integration<br />

and data management as<br />

straightforward as possible.<br />

The stand will comprise<br />

four operational lines: one<br />

for general food, one for<br />

dry food, one for wet food<br />

and a final line dedicated to<br />

pharmaceuticals with all four<br />

areas of product inspection<br />

technology represented.<br />

Visitors will be able to try<br />

a new Emulation feature<br />

based on VNC technology, for<br />

example, which allows users<br />

to remotely access and control<br />

multiple metal detectors via<br />

networked mobile phones,<br />

tablets, laptops, and other<br />

production line equipment.<br />

Meanwhile, two new<br />

checkweighing systems<br />

offering a performance<br />

increase of 30 % have both<br />

been developed to offer a<br />

full spectrum of options to<br />

manufacturers of all sizes in<br />

the food and pharma sectors.<br />

A number of vision inspection<br />

systems will be incorporated<br />

into the four lines on the stand<br />

including systems that cover<br />

top and bottom inspection,<br />

360 degree inspection and<br />

that feature brand new camera<br />

devices – including smart<br />

camera options.<br />

HALL 11 stAnd 11B55<br />

W www.mt.com/interpack17<br />

Servo driven cartoner handles large range<br />

of carton combinations reliably at speed<br />

Live demonstrations<br />

will run throughout<br />

the German show<br />

with open stainless steel<br />

construction and provides<br />

fast changeovers for increased<br />

production time along<br />

with hygiene, ergonomics,<br />

performance, accessibility,<br />

low maintenance and final<br />

product quality.<br />

HALL 6 stAnd 6C43<br />

W www.springvaleltd.co.uk


Food & Beverage Processing<br />

Gentle conveyance of sanitary products<br />

At NETZSCH we recognise the demands in applications for the food and<br />

beverage industry. With having over 60 years of experience in manufacturing<br />

and design, we offer a variety of pumps to suit your needs, ranging from rotary<br />

lobe and progressing cavity pumps, as well as grinders and barrel emptying/<br />

dosing units, providing you with the optimum solution for all your processes.<br />

Our pumps designed, manufactured and tested according to EHEDG, QHD,<br />

3A and GOST-R standards, our elastomers are FDA-certified.<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Horchester, Holywell<br />

Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0LL<br />

Tel.: 01935 483900<br />

sales.npu@netzsch.com<br />

www.netzsch.com<br />

Hygienic pumps: NEMO® progressing cavity pump,<br />

TORNADO® rotary lobe pump and NETZSCH barrel emptying unit


46 MACHINERY UPDATE MARCH/APRIL <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Preview<br />

Flexible advances are on show<br />

Units deliver<br />

capacity and<br />

efficiency<br />

Mespack will be presenting<br />

big improvements in the main<br />

drivers of the flexible packaging<br />

solutions industry: high capacity,<br />

efficiency and flexibility.<br />

Featuring its flexible packaging<br />

equipment on two different<br />

stands, Mespack and its parent<br />

company Duravant will exhibit<br />

nine different machines at the<br />

show. These will represent all<br />

the categories of its portfolio:<br />

Continuous and Intermittent<br />

motion horizontal form,<br />

fill and seal (HFFS); HFS to fill<br />

and seal premade pouches;<br />

and vertical form, fill and seal<br />

(VFFS) multiline equipment for<br />

stick pack and flat sachet.<br />

Mespack will present its most<br />

advanced HFFS pouch machine:<br />

the H-540-FE6 which is a high<br />

capacity unit producing between<br />

300 and 360 pouches per minute<br />

with top choke-proof spout.<br />

This equipment incorporates<br />

a servo-motorised pouch moving<br />

system to guarantee precision<br />

and accuracy while reducing<br />

product and film waste.<br />

It is specifically designed<br />

for high volume production of<br />

pouches with top spout and, at the<br />

same time, meeting the safety,<br />

cleanliness and performance<br />

needs of the baby food industry.<br />

The Intermittent & Continuous<br />

motion pouch machine designed<br />

for large fill volumes at higher<br />

capacities; the high performance<br />

pre-made pouch machine; the<br />

full servo high speed stick pack<br />

machine and the full servo flat<br />

sachet vertical multilane machine<br />

will also be on show. Talk to<br />

Springvale Equipment in the UK.<br />

HALL 15 STAND 15B03<br />

HALL 6 STAND 6B73<br />

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

A smart inspection cube<br />

will showcase portfolio<br />

Visitors to the Fortress<br />

Technology stand<br />

will discover the full<br />

scope of the company’s latest<br />

metal detection portfolio<br />

in the four key application<br />

formats - horizontal conveyor,<br />

multi-lane, gravity and<br />

pipeline – while integrated<br />

with software and ancillary<br />

equipment.<br />

Test samples will pass<br />

through the interactive foursided<br />

cube, showcasing the<br />

space-saving multi-lane,<br />

multi-aperture metal detector<br />

range, featuring contact data<br />

software and a mobile App<br />

for remote interrogation.<br />

The show will be the first<br />

public presentation of a triplelane<br />

configuration. Comprising<br />

a single Stealth metal detector<br />

mounted across three conveyor<br />

lines, each dedicated aperture<br />

measures 175 x 75mm, so is<br />

more sensitive to smaller metal<br />

particles, detecting all metal<br />

types down to 0.7 mm ferrous,<br />

0.7 mm non-ferrous and<br />

1.4 mm stainless steel.<br />

Secondly, a Stealth pipeline<br />

metal detector equipped<br />

Equipment, process and<br />

product developments covering<br />

the confectionery, snack, cereal,<br />

and biscuit industries will be<br />

launched by Baker Perkins.<br />

The company will<br />

emphasise why depositing<br />

is growing in popularity<br />

in the confectionery and<br />

healthcare industries.<br />

High levels of accuracy and<br />

hygiene combined with low<br />

production costs and an<br />

ability to make products that<br />

are unachievable with other<br />

methods make depositing<br />

Fortress says metal detection technology has evolved in the last three years<br />

with new Halo 2 automatic<br />

test technology will be<br />

demonstrated. Predominantly<br />

used in the processing of meat<br />

products like sausages and<br />

paté, as well as pumped dairy,<br />

Fortress will demonstrate<br />

how access, product flow and<br />

environmental conditions<br />

can hinder the accuracy of<br />

manual metal detector tests<br />

on pipeline applications.<br />

An Incline feed Stealth<br />

gravity metal detector,<br />

designed for inline inspection<br />

of dry, powder or granular<br />

products gravity fed from<br />

processing machines at<br />

high volumes, ensuring<br />

compliance with stringent<br />

HACCP regulations is the third<br />

technology while a horizontal<br />

Interceptor conveyor system,<br />

increasing food safety on wet<br />

and conductive product lines,<br />

including bakery, cereals,<br />

meat and dairy completes<br />

the display.<br />

On an adjacent plinth,<br />

Fortress will provide<br />

a practical demonstration<br />

on a small conveyor metal<br />

detector, showing how Halo 2<br />

offers a failsafe and more cost<br />

effective way to periodically<br />

test metal detectors.<br />

HALL 17 STA N D 17B42<br />

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

Process and product developments cover<br />

confectionery, snack, cereal and biscuits<br />

attractive across the hard<br />

candy, lollipop, standard and<br />

3D jelly, gum, toffee, caramel,<br />

fudge and fondant sectors.<br />

Exhibits will include the new<br />

ServoForm Mini and a working<br />

demonstration of stick placing<br />

technology for flat lollipops<br />

along with a Turbofilm plate<br />

pack cooker and a Microfilm<br />

rotary evaporator.<br />

A new generation of extrusion<br />

equipment will include the SBX<br />

Master twin-screw extruder<br />

range for cereal, snack and<br />

other food applications.<br />

It has been redesigned and<br />

a new pre-conditioner added<br />

to increase flexibility.<br />

New equipment and end<br />

product technology for the<br />

biscuit, cracker and bar<br />

industries including a new<br />

3-roll sheeter and gauge roll;<br />

a new servo-driven version of<br />

its well-proven wirecut range;<br />

an encapsulating system for<br />

totally enclosed, filled cookies;<br />

and an HS High Speed mixer<br />

will also be demonstrated.<br />

HALL 4 STA N D 4C21<br />

W www.bakerperkins.com


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Range of automated solutions<br />

for medical and pharma firms<br />

Multivac will occupy two<br />

stands at the show, one<br />

of which is dedicated<br />

to its needs-based packaging<br />

solutions for the medical and<br />

pharmaceutical industries.<br />

Equipment on show will<br />

include a thermoforming<br />

packaging machine in GMP<br />

design with a single-side chain<br />

guide for packing syringes.<br />

It is equipped with an<br />

automatic syringe infeed<br />

which ensures that up to<br />

300 pre-filled glass or plastic<br />

syringes per minute can be<br />

transported and monitored<br />

with reliability.<br />

The infeed system consists<br />

of a product infeed conveyor,<br />

a star wheel, a trapezoidal<br />

belt, a 3-axis robot and an<br />

H 242 handling module for<br />

loading syringes into the pack<br />

cavities. Products can be<br />

packed in a wide range<br />

of formats and materials on<br />

this unit.<br />

weQube − the Smart Camera<br />

New weQubeSeries enhances the weQube modular image processing platform with numerous<br />

innovations! Select between weQube with autofocus or with C mount threaded connection and<br />

combine the software packages on your Smart Camera just as you need.<br />

QUICK-CHANGE SYSTEM<br />

Fast and reproducible<br />

conversion of the machine<br />

is achieved through quickchange<br />

systems for the dies<br />

and complete cutting tool.<br />

All the components of the<br />

packing line are synchronised<br />

with the thermoforming<br />

packaging machine.<br />

The single-side chain guide<br />

on the thermoformer ensures<br />

there is simple line clearance<br />

and a high degree of machine<br />

availability and efficiency,<br />

says Multivac.<br />

The monitored web advance<br />

contributes to a low level<br />

of start-up loss after batch<br />

changes, for example.<br />

Because the functionality<br />

and cleaning procedures on<br />

this machine are simple,<br />

it is particularly well-suited<br />

to small product runs and<br />

frequent batch changes.<br />

HALL 17 STAND 17A51<br />

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

weQubeOCR<br />

the character recognition package<br />

weQubeVision<br />

the image processing package<br />

weQubeDecode<br />

the scan package<br />

Flexible Communication<br />

Software<br />

Protocol<br />

weQubeOCR reads predefi ned OCR-A<br />

and OCR-B fonts over several lines in<br />

a single scanning operation.<br />

weQubeVision combines any number<br />

of image processing functions in one<br />

application.<br />

weQubeDecode reads all common barcodes<br />

as well as 2D codes even if damaged<br />

or poorly readable.<br />

The new fi rmware update permits you to<br />

simply switch weQube with Industrial Ethernet<br />

to PROFINET or EtherNet/IP protocol. All<br />

weQube models incorporate an Ethernet TCP/<br />

IP and a RS-232 interface as standard.


FUTURE TO PRESENT:<br />

READY FOR LANDING.<br />

A precision landing in flexibility and quality:<br />

the new Flowmodul from Schubert.<br />

INTERPACK<br />

DÜSSELDORF<br />

04 – 10 MAY <strong>2017</strong><br />

HALL 14 – A06<br />

WELCOME<br />

The new Flowmodul is the fi rst fl ow-wrapping unit that can be seamlessly integrated into the TLM system<br />

without an electrical cabinet. A separate machine for packaging products in fl owpacks is no longer required.<br />

This results in a space-saving solution that also ensures more fl exibility, quality and greater effi ciency.<br />

Format changes are extremely easy. They are carried out automatically at the touch of a button and do not<br />

require any manual adjustments. For more exciting details on the new Flowmodul and other innovations<br />

from Schubert, visit www.schubert-magazine.com


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

Preview<br />

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

“<br />

Inc.<br />

After Market<br />

Compatibile OEM<br />

Spare Parts/Consumables<br />

for most manufacturers<br />

makes of VFFS <strong>Machinery</strong>.<br />

Sandiacre Rovema Bosch<br />

Ilapak Gainsborough UVA<br />

Line Equipment has a reputation for supplying parts<br />

for older machines that the original manufacturer<br />

is now unable to fulfil.<br />

”<br />

Parts manufactured in-house by Line Equipment to the same quality<br />

as now working worldwide on over 300 O.E.M. LE VFFS machines.<br />

www.vffsspares.co.uk<br />

MULTIPOND Weighing Technology and multihead<br />

weighing systems stand for maximum accuracy,<br />

performance and reliability.<br />

MEET US –<br />

AT INTERPACK <strong>2017</strong><br />

01773 717 007<br />

UK Based<br />

Delivering Worldwide<br />

in Dusseldorf, Germany from May 04 - 10, <strong>2017</strong><br />

Hall 15, Stand A03<br />

www.multipond.com<br />

Solutions offered<br />

across industries<br />

Multivac will be<br />

presenting a<br />

comprehensive range of<br />

packaging solutions for a wide<br />

variety of applications aimed<br />

at food processing companies<br />

as well as manufacturers<br />

of industrial products and<br />

consumer items. In addition<br />

to a wide range of packaging<br />

technologies, the company<br />

will also be showing solutions<br />

for upstream and downstream<br />

processes such as infeed<br />

equipment, pack filling,<br />

labelling and marking,<br />

quality inspection and end<br />

of line packaging.<br />

An entry-level machine<br />

that allows portion packs to<br />

be produced economically,<br />

even in small batches, will<br />

feature on the stand.<br />

The R 145 thermoformer’s<br />

special cutting system<br />

makes the unit<br />

versatile while<br />

reducing<br />

packaging<br />

material<br />

consumption.<br />

The H 052<br />

handling<br />

module<br />

converges<br />

these packs and feeds them<br />

to downstream process<br />

equipment.<br />

For ready meals, fresh fruit,<br />

vegetables and bakery products<br />

of all types, the new G 700<br />

traysealer will be presented<br />

in a fully automated line.<br />

The G 700 offers a high cycle<br />

output and can run trays in<br />

a wide range of materials (more<br />

details on page 14 of this issue).<br />

Various concepts for<br />

producing vacuum skin packs<br />

will also be on the stand.<br />

In the traysealer sector, the<br />

company will be showing the<br />

T 300 H, a high output entrylevel<br />

model for packing a wide<br />

range of products in small to<br />

medium-sized batches, and<br />

among the thermoforming<br />

packaging machines, the<br />

R 105 MF will demonstrate<br />

how even small companies<br />

can produce high quality<br />

MultiFresh packs cost<br />

e ff e c t i v e l y.<br />

Meanwhile, Multivac<br />

Marking & Inspection will<br />

be presenting information<br />

about its comprehensive range<br />

of inspection and labelling<br />

solutions. In addition to the<br />

L 330 conveyor belt<br />

labeller, which is<br />

specially designed<br />

for labelling packs<br />

of sliced products,<br />

High-resolution line scanners offer<br />

visual inspection above and below<br />

the focus will also be on<br />

integrated inspection systems,<br />

such as the I 410 with highresolution<br />

line scanners for<br />

visual inspection from above<br />

and below, and the I 210<br />

checkweigher, which meets<br />

the highest requirements of<br />

the food industry.<br />

The company will also<br />

show a range of upstream<br />

and downstream processes<br />

that demonstrate its expertise<br />

in complete turnkey systems<br />

as well as its range of chamber<br />

machinery.<br />

HALL 5 STA N D 5E23<br />

W www.multivac.com


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Looking to the future for several<br />

technologies and their lifecycles<br />

Optima Consumer offers<br />

everything from<br />

entry-level solutions<br />

to high end machines and<br />

turnkey solutions. For coffee<br />

capsules, the new Optima<br />

CFR on show is compact,<br />

efficient and flexible.<br />

This latest modular rotary<br />

machine, pre-configured<br />

for compatible capsules, can<br />

be ordered with the company’s<br />

new starter kit. Coffee capsule<br />

production machines and<br />

cartoners will be on display<br />

offering different performance<br />

speeds depending on<br />

customer requirements.<br />

Cerberus<br />

End of Line Inspection Process<br />

SPEEDS FOR THE CAPSULE<br />

EQUIPMENT RANGE FROM<br />

400<br />

a minute right up to 1,000<br />

coffee capsules per minute<br />

Also on show will be an<br />

Optima Moduline which is<br />

equipped with a laminar flow<br />

to comply with the hygiene<br />

requirements in the cosmetics<br />

industry. The two-phase dosing<br />

module fills the liquid and nonmiscible<br />

phases of the product<br />

in separate containers, but this<br />

6-headed filling unit can also<br />

be operated conventionally.<br />

Other systems demonstrated<br />

include an Optima FM1<br />

for liquid and paste products<br />

in the food, cosmetics and<br />

chemical industries. Two<br />

different pump systems ensure<br />

a wide range of applications,<br />

high filling accuracy and<br />

gentle product handling.<br />

Meanwhile, the Optima<br />

pharma Inova VFVM 18000<br />

is a machine designed for high<br />

performance processing of vials<br />

and infusion bottles and the<br />

Inova SV125 can handle nested<br />

syringes, capsules and vials.<br />

HALL 16 STAND 16 F25-F26<br />

W www.optima-packaging.com/en<br />

Don’t compromise on quality for multiple end of line<br />

product inspection processes<br />

• Weighing<br />

• Metal detection<br />

• Label inspection<br />

• Configurable reject integrity system<br />

• Quality assurance<br />

• Management information<br />

Sparc Systems Ltd, Sparc House, Merebrook Business Park,<br />

Hanley Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NP<br />

T: +44 (0)1684 310000 F: +44 (0)1684 310970 www.sparc-systems.com<br />

INTERPACK <strong>2017</strong><br />

Visit us on stand<br />

B44<br />

in Hall 17


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Preview<br />

Inspection systems deliver<br />

maximum food integrity<br />

Topload<br />

cartoner is<br />

integrated<br />

Increasing the convenience it<br />

offers to customers, Bosch<br />

Packaging Technology – in<br />

partnership with the recently<br />

acquired Kliklok Corporation –<br />

will introduce the Kliklok ITC.<br />

This integrated topload carton<br />

forming, loading and closing<br />

solution enables the company<br />

to offer its food customers<br />

complete system solutions for<br />

primary, secondary and tertiary<br />

packaging. The new development<br />

boasts one of the highest speeds<br />

available for a solution with such<br />

a small footprint, and has a large<br />

carton size range. This allows<br />

manufacturers to save production<br />

space and increase product output<br />

without compromising on quality.<br />

Targeting producers of<br />

confectionery, cereal bars, bakery<br />

products, biscuits and cookies,<br />

the ITC’s principal function is<br />

to form topload style cartons<br />

or trays and automatically load<br />

wrapped products into them,<br />

before closing if required.<br />

This single fully integrated<br />

solution helps to reduce customer<br />

footprint with an ergonomic<br />

design, avoiding the need to<br />

source three separate pieces<br />

of equipment, to interlink and<br />

also integrate.<br />

Another benefit of the ITC is<br />

the need for only one operator<br />

and one HMI which enables the<br />

productivity rate to be improved.<br />

The ITC offers food customers<br />

the flexibility to change formats<br />

and run a variety of carton styles<br />

and is designed for flow wraps,<br />

roll wraps, compartment trays<br />

or multi-packs.<br />

HALL 6 STAND 6A30<br />

W www.kliklok-int.com<br />

Heuft will demonstrate<br />

further developments<br />

for the complete in-line<br />

quality inspection of products<br />

and packaging which puts the<br />

safety of food at the forefront.<br />

On show will be equipment<br />

that checks for metal in glass,<br />

glass in glass, checking<br />

the integrity of closures and<br />

also verifying and tracking<br />

product markings.<br />

The new FinalView II CAP<br />

is said to take closure<br />

inspection to a new level.<br />

In operation, the FinalView<br />

II CAP provides twice as<br />

many colour cameras and a<br />

resolution which is six times<br />

higher when compared to<br />

previous solutions from the<br />

company for the all-round<br />

inspection of closures.<br />

The reliable examination<br />

of up to 1,600 containers per<br />

minute can be achieved due<br />

to considerably more<br />

computing power on offer.<br />

This compact detection<br />

module is based on the<br />

Spectrum II and is designed<br />

to find all closure faults,<br />

whether they are non-brand<br />

Volpak, a Coesia company, will<br />

present the latest advancement<br />

in pouching technology by<br />

demonstrating three machines.<br />

According to UK agents<br />

Englemann & Buckham,<br />

the SI-440 is one of the most<br />

flexible and versatile horizontal<br />

machines in the packaging<br />

market today, and one that can<br />

adapt to several market needs.<br />

These include projects requiring<br />

large volume production of<br />

small and medium-sized<br />

formats to batches that need<br />

large format packaging.<br />

Automatic changes and audio-visual assistance makes for reliable operation<br />

issues or defective. It also<br />

identifies thread turns which<br />

are not pronounced enough,<br />

any torn tamper evident rings of<br />

screw closures or the damaged<br />

neck rings of HDPE containers.<br />

A special angle of rotation<br />

detection even carries out the<br />

detailed examination of the<br />

correct closure alignment.<br />

The newly applied closures<br />

are inspected all-round<br />

from all sides using powerful<br />

new illumination, camera<br />

and image processing<br />

technologies. In addition,<br />

the total surface of the lid<br />

is examined precisely as well<br />

as the contour of the whole<br />

closure area. Minute cracks,<br />

dangerous defects, faulty<br />

thread turns, incomplete<br />

tamper evident rings as<br />

well as non-brand colours,<br />

designs and logos are detected<br />

as clearly as incorrectly<br />

positioned and wrongly<br />

oriented container closures.<br />

HALL 11 STA N D 11D14<br />

W www.heuft.com<br />

Three horizontal form, fill and seal units<br />

show advancements in pouch technology<br />

Volpak will demonstrate its latest horizontal form, fill and seal machines<br />

The Enflex range of<br />

robust horizontal pouching<br />

machines will be represented<br />

at the show with two models<br />

demonstrated. Firstly, an<br />

F-14 Duplex for towelette<br />

packaging will feature the<br />

simultaneous production<br />

of two sachets, while the<br />

second is an STD-14, which<br />

is a horizontal Stand Up<br />

pouch packaging machine,<br />

specifically designed to<br />

handle dense liquids products.<br />

HALL<br />

6<br />

STA N D<br />

6D31/6E57<br />

W www.buckham.co.uk


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Four dedicated ‘solutions areas’<br />

will feature latest developments<br />

The extensive range of<br />

weighing, packing and<br />

inspection solutions<br />

on show from Ishida is<br />

designed to underline the<br />

company’s ability to develop,<br />

manufacture and install<br />

comprehensive packing<br />

line solutions tailored to the<br />

precise needs of individual<br />

customers for a wide variety<br />

of markets and applications.<br />

NEWEST ADVANCES<br />

Four dedicated ‘solutions<br />

areas’ of the stand will feature<br />

Ishida’s latest developments<br />

in weighing systems,<br />

inspection technology, and<br />

complete snacks packing<br />

and fresh food automation<br />

solutions. In addition, each<br />

area will showcase the<br />

company’s newest advances<br />

in remote line monitoring<br />

(Sentinel), data capture<br />

and efficiency management<br />

(IDCS) and enhanced training<br />

software (Ishida Expert).<br />

Highlights include the<br />

company’s newly-launched<br />

advanced x-ray inspection<br />

and leak detection models;<br />

The Atlas iTPS will be in Ishida’s Snack<br />

Food Solutions area at the exhibition<br />

multihead weighers<br />

showcasing the breadth of<br />

the Ishida offering, from<br />

high-head multi-mix to<br />

specialist and niche designs<br />

for fresh sticky products,<br />

ultra-low target weight<br />

applications and gentle<br />

handling solutions; the<br />

latest developments in<br />

integrated snacks packing<br />

systems; a unique salad<br />

tray packing solution;<br />

and advanced grading<br />

solutions for poultry<br />

and also fish.<br />

On show in the<br />

Inspection area of the<br />

stand is the new IX<br />

series x-ray range that<br />

offers customers easy<br />

maintenance, stress-free<br />

operation, and a robust<br />

fail safe system that<br />

prevents a contaminated<br />

product reaching the<br />

consumer to minimise<br />

the potential for any<br />

costly recalls.<br />

Two of the models will<br />

be demonstrated working<br />

with the AirScan leak<br />

detector from the company.<br />

To meet rising demand<br />

for pre-packed fresh salads<br />

– often including a protein<br />

ingredient – Ishida will<br />

demonstrate a new tray<br />

packing solution that<br />

combines its 14 head RV salad<br />

weigher and QX-775 FLEX<br />

tray sealer with a speciallydeveloped<br />

carousel filler.<br />

In the Weighing area, Ishida<br />

will show a variety of models<br />

including compact versions<br />

ideal for high-value, lowtarget<br />

weight applications<br />

or where factory space is at<br />

a premium, and a high-head<br />

32 head version, capable of<br />

handling single product at<br />

extremely fast speeds or up<br />

to eight different products for<br />

discharge into the same pack.<br />

INTEGRATED LINES<br />

The Snack Food Solutions<br />

area will highlight the<br />

comprehensive choice<br />

available from entry-level<br />

to high-end requirements<br />

which supports integrated<br />

operation with Ishida<br />

multihead weighers, throat<br />

metal detectors, printers,<br />

seal testers, checkweighers<br />

and casepackers to maximise<br />

line efficiencies.<br />

HALL 15 STA N D 15A25 & 15A26<br />

W www.ishidaeurope.com<br />

Modular range of liquid fillers can handle<br />

increasing volume needs cost effectively<br />

Adelphi Packaging <strong>Machinery</strong><br />

will be continuing the<br />

promotion of its new modular<br />

range of liquid fillers.<br />

This range of ‘System’<br />

fillers integrates the latest<br />

technologies with patent<br />

pending design features,<br />

and has already sparked great<br />

interest from a number<br />

of manufacturers across<br />

a range of industries.<br />

On display will be the newly<br />

launched System F-1800: an<br />

automatic filler able to handle<br />

a wide range of product<br />

viscosities and offering users<br />

a number of key benefits<br />

including production<br />

versatility and flexibility,<br />

enhanced hygiene levels,<br />

low cost scalability,<br />

industry-leading production<br />

speeds, minimal production<br />

downtime and reduced<br />

running costs.<br />

System F-1800 is available<br />

as a flowmeter or volumetric<br />

filler and can be supplied with<br />

up to sixteen filling heads.<br />

In addition, Adelphi will<br />

have its semi-automatic filler<br />

on display. Called System<br />

F-600, it offers many of the<br />

same benefits as System<br />

F-1800 but it is designed<br />

to grow with changing<br />

production requirements<br />

rather than becoming<br />

obsolete. System F-600 can<br />

be cost effectively upgraded<br />

with additional filling heads,<br />

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a conveyor and additional<br />

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Feature: Drinks<br />

Fast-changing<br />

market demands<br />

flexible accuracy<br />

The drinks sector is a fast-moving consumer-led market that sees<br />

frequently changing needs pose problems for production lines.<br />

Flexibility, accuracy and also future-proofing is therefore key<br />

Coding equipment needs to be<br />

able to react quickly to changing<br />

market requirements in the drinks<br />

sector which is why future-proof<br />

coders are becoming more<br />

important, especially for smaller businesses<br />

growth, says John Tierney, marketing<br />

director of Linx Printing Technologies.<br />

“The drinks industry faces the same<br />

commercial pressures as any other<br />

market,” he says. “In terms of production,<br />

there is a need to maximise efficiencies at<br />

every stage of the operation; brand image<br />

and consumer perceptions are vital factors<br />

in developing and maintaining sales.”<br />

Coding equipment is generally<br />

viewed as a necessity – to meet legal<br />

requirements – rather than as a valueadding<br />

process, but its role is no less vital<br />

for that. Coders have to match the speed<br />

of the production line, and produce a high<br />

quality yet discreet code that complement<br />

rather than impinge on the overall image<br />

conveyed by the packaging.<br />

Yet within this, there are many different<br />

requirements in a large and fragmented<br />

market. At one end of the scale, there<br />

is the fast bottling and canning lines<br />

which require high performance<br />

continuous ink jet (cij) printers or laser<br />

coders, often operating in wet or chilled<br />

environments, he says.<br />

“At the same time, we are seeing the<br />

continual growth of smaller, more<br />

artisan businesses such as craft beers<br />

and luxury soft drinks,” he continues.<br />

A key challenge for these companies<br />

is taking the first steps from localised<br />

supply to a more extensive retail<br />

network. This may require them to<br />

code for the first time or to seek a<br />

faster, more effective and higher<br />

quality solution than less flexible,<br />

non-digital coding methods such as<br />

stamping or hand applied labels.<br />

NEW ENTRY-LEVEL CODER<br />

“This was one of the key drivers<br />

behind the development of our<br />

own Linx 10 portable, entry-level<br />

CIJ printer, launched at the end of<br />

last year, where the importance<br />

of code quality was very clear<br />

from our market research,” he<br />

says. “The right brand image<br />

is vital to their success and<br />

a quality product needs a<br />

quality code.”<br />

In terms of brand<br />

protection, Markem-Imaje<br />

has combined a new<br />

inkjet coder with the<br />

latest vision system<br />

to achieve this while<br />

at the same time,<br />

cutting costs.<br />

Gift box cartoning<br />

and also tube<br />

packaging can<br />

be handled<br />

Integrated marking and vision systems<br />

are helping many drinks businesses to<br />

reduce the number of product recalls and<br />

cut costs, according to the company.<br />

The 9450 cij printer<br />

offered in conjunction<br />

with its latest vision<br />

system that was developed<br />

with Cognex, Mark & Read<br />

is helping production line<br />

managers to maximise<br />

availability rates, cut the cost<br />

of consumables and protect<br />

brands from the risk of product<br />

recalls by ensuring every<br />

product is coded correctly.<br />

The reduction in ink and<br />

energy consumption of the 9450<br />

can reduce manufacturers total<br />

cost of ownership by as much as<br />

20% compared to similar coding<br />

solutions on the market today,<br />

says the company.<br />

Speed is also of the essence in this<br />

sector. For instance, Pensworth –<br />

The Dairy Company is benefitting<br />

from an almost 10% increase in<br />

production efficiencies since replacing<br />

its old hot foil coders with five Hitachi<br />

UX inkjet printers from long-standing<br />

supplier Allen Coding. The high<br />

performance systems, which incorporate<br />

an ergonomically-designed print head


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Feature: Name here<br />

Markem-Imaje has combined a new inkjet coder<br />

with a vision system to help protect drinks brands<br />

The entire process of filling bottles at Freixenet’s main plant in Spain is now completely<br />

automated. Fanuc robots also carefully place each bottle into controlled cellar storage<br />

The printers were installed at the Southampton<br />

plant across two days and operational quickly<br />

for printing onto drinks containers, are<br />

applying vital traceability information and<br />

use by dates to plastic cartons of milk.<br />

“We were always changing foil before<br />

and the print was poor,” says Scott Walker,<br />

site manager at Pensworth’s Southampton<br />

plant. “In fact, the new printers have<br />

reduced customer complaints about print<br />

quality from one or two a week to zero.”<br />

As well as accuracy in coding, accuracy<br />

in filling is also a vital ingredient in a<br />

drinks production plant whether for<br />

smoothies and juices or even high-value<br />

spirits such as whisky.<br />

Englemann & Buckham (E & B)<br />

represents Breitner in the UK, supplier of<br />

inductive flow meter filling machinery<br />

and renowned for its accuracy. As E & B<br />

sales executive Richard White says:<br />

“No other method of filling offers greater<br />

filling accuracy than the magnetic<br />

inductive flow meter system.<br />

“A key point to note is that the filling<br />

accuracy remains constant, independent<br />

of the age of the filler,” he says.<br />

The drinks sector also demands a<br />

luxury edge and since its first machinery<br />

installation into a major Scottish whisky<br />

supplier in 1992, Langen has established<br />

itself as a leading supplier of gift box<br />

cartoning and tube packing machinery<br />

to the spirits industry. The company,<br />

which is represented in the UK by<br />

Springvale Equipment, can offer<br />

horizontal cartoners for high speed<br />

applications, running at up to 360 bottles<br />

a minute, and for companies who have<br />

less focus on output, but maybe a wider<br />

range of bottle shapes and sizes to be<br />

packed, Langen offers its standard VCC<br />

vertical cartoner (achieving up to<br />

250 bottles a minute) or VTF vertical tube<br />

filler (up to 250 bottles a minute).<br />

COMBINED MACHINE IS OFFERED<br />

The company also offers a combined<br />

machine able to pack bottles into both<br />

gift cartons and rigid tubes to give<br />

ultimate production flexibility.<br />

With the global taste for Spanish<br />

sparkling wine continuing to flourish,<br />

Freixenet last year toasted two decades<br />

of successful collaboration with Fanuc<br />

and its yellow robots.<br />

Back in 1996, the family enterprise<br />

took a bold step into automation.<br />

Starting with just two 410 series Fanuc<br />

robots, the winery now comprises<br />

a 36-strong line-up.<br />

Producing in excess of 185 million<br />

bottles of wine and Spanish Cava<br />

annually, the robotic fleet – each<br />

affectionately named after a cartoon<br />

character by Freixenet technicians –<br />

handles all of the bottling, storage and<br />

palletising at the company’s headquarters<br />

located in the Catalan region of Spain.<br />

“Being the world’s best Cava is our<br />

biggest asset,” notes Pere Gibert Guasch,<br />

maintenance manager at Friexenet,<br />

“while automation enables us to produce<br />

our product safely, in the most efficient<br />

and sustainable form.” The entire process<br />

of filling bottles at Freixenet’s main plant<br />

is now completely automated.<br />

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

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

W www.fanuc.eu<br />

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W www.springvaleltd.co.uk


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Feature: Drinks<br />

KHS and Schubert<br />

have collaborated<br />

on new solutions<br />

Gerhard Schubert and KHS<br />

have brought together<br />

their expertise in bottle<br />

packing and combined<br />

their technologies as<br />

part of a collaborative effort: the<br />

jointly developed block solution<br />

is designed to deliver maximum<br />

flexibility while standing out<br />

with its compact delivery.<br />

The company’s say this<br />

collaboration opens up a higher<br />

degree of customisation in<br />

packaging solutions for breweries<br />

and other beverage producers.<br />

In conventional production lines<br />

for packing beverage bottles in<br />

baskets or cluster packs, individual<br />

machines are connected via<br />

transport units. The new jointly<br />

developed block solution connects<br />

Schubert’s and KHS’s machines<br />

inline by bringing together the<br />

individual modules into a single<br />

compact, space-saving unit.<br />

Additional transport units are<br />

no longer required. This is made<br />

possible by the use of Schubert’s<br />

Transmodul. This patented<br />

transport robot takes over the<br />

transport of erected cartons in the<br />

KHS system and then transports<br />

the bottle-filled cartons to the<br />

corresponding module for gluing<br />

and closing.<br />

In addition to its long-standing<br />

experience in developing modular<br />

solutions, Schubert brings its<br />

many years of expertise in the<br />

packaging of beverages such as<br />

beer, yoghurt drinks, champagne,<br />

apple wine and fruit juice.<br />

The new combination of systems<br />

from Schubert and KHS achieves<br />

an inline output of up to 72,000<br />

bottles an hour. Depending on<br />

how many modules are combined,<br />

the system can process as many<br />

as 30,000 bottles per hour, even<br />

when disconnected from the actual<br />

product flow.<br />

“Bringing together a variety of<br />

different modules, our customers<br />

are provided with exactly the<br />

system that meets their specific<br />

requirements in terms of<br />

Customised<br />

advantages<br />

The system<br />

enables a wide<br />

variety of formats<br />

to be placed in<br />

cardboard boxes<br />

as well as classic<br />

plastics beverage<br />

cases used<br />

across Europe<br />

packaging design and performance<br />

capability,” explains Gerald<br />

Schubert, managing director<br />

of Gerhard Schubert GmbH.<br />

Flexibility is also reflected in<br />

the variety of possible packaging<br />

variants: the system can handle<br />

cases as well as baskets, clusters<br />

and other secondary carton<br />

packaging.<br />

“Even with production<br />

volumes of more than 100,000<br />

hectolitres, the benefits of our<br />

customised machine concept can<br />

be fully exploited,” says Matthias<br />

Niemeyer, chairman of the board<br />

of the KHS Group “And, if required,<br />

the customer can easily expand the<br />

line at a later date,” he continues.<br />

The collaboration opens<br />

up unlimited format options<br />

for brewers and other drinks<br />

A packaging block jointly<br />

developed by both companies<br />

will be used in the future by<br />

the Schützengarten Brewery<br />

in St. Gallen. The solution is a<br />

multifunctional combination of<br />

a KHS packer combined with a<br />

Schubert erecting and closing<br />

module which can pack cases<br />

as well as cardboard boxes.<br />

This Swiss brewery will be<br />

processing eleven different bottle<br />

formats on the compact line –<br />

seven of which are returnable and<br />

four disposable. The returnable<br />

bottles are packed in six different<br />

plastic cases. Schützengarten<br />

uses six different carton formats<br />

for the disposable bottles.<br />

Schubert and KHS believe the<br />

customer benefits from a highly<br />

flexible overall solution, which<br />

enables significant increases<br />

in packaging quality and<br />

also efficiency.<br />

T 01676 525825<br />

W www.schubert-uk.co.uk


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Feature: Drinks<br />

To enable the rising<br />

demand for beer<br />

in aluminium<br />

cans to be met,<br />

Switzerland’s<br />

largest independent brewery<br />

Ramseier Suisse has installed<br />

a canning line from Krones next<br />

to its glass line in Hochdorf.<br />

Initially, the plant in<br />

Hochdorf had been operating<br />

with a single bottling line:<br />

rated at 33,000 bottles per<br />

hour for returnable and nonreturnable<br />

glass bottles and<br />

for PET containers in the<br />

0.33 litre, 0.5 litre and 1 litre<br />

sizes, most of it installed by<br />

Krones in 2000.<br />

SOARING CAN DEMAND<br />

Demand for canned beer in<br />

the retail sector has soared<br />

in recent years which is why<br />

Ramseier Suisse decided to<br />

progress its expansion thrust<br />

in the beer segment, and to<br />

further upgrade its value<br />

creation chain by installing<br />

a new canning line.<br />

“Competitors from abroad,<br />

particularly from Germany,<br />

constitute serious rivals when<br />

it comes to contract beer<br />

canning,” says Kurt Felder,<br />

plant manager in Hochdorf.<br />

Ramseier Suisse therefore<br />

decided to invest in a canning<br />

operation of its own.<br />

By doing so, the company<br />

wanted to upgrade its<br />

perceived competence as<br />

a beverage specialist and<br />

production partner.<br />

“It was Krones’ overall<br />

concept that we found so<br />

persuasive when reaching this<br />

decision,” explains Felder.<br />

“It wasn’t the cheapest<br />

quotation, that’s true, but<br />

if you look at the package as<br />

a whole, we thought it was<br />

definitely the most favourable.”<br />

An order for a turnkey order<br />

was placed with Krones for<br />

the wet end of the canning<br />

line. The company decided<br />

to alternate the use of the<br />

dry end of the existing glass<br />

bottling line for both the glass<br />

line and the new canning<br />

line as there was already an<br />

integrated end of line<br />

The volumetric VOC can filler installed has no front table and is erected with a free-standing glass enclosure<br />

Canning line<br />

meets needs<br />

Krones has installed a turnkey canning line at contract<br />

filler Ramseier Suisse to meet increased can demands<br />

packer for six-packs plus<br />

18- and 24-bottle shrinkpacks,<br />

either with and without trays.<br />

This was because there<br />

was not enough footprint<br />

for separate end of line<br />

packaging and palletising<br />

for the canning line.<br />

“At present we’re running<br />

two or three shifts on five<br />

days a week,” says Felder.<br />

“We could, of course, increase<br />

our filling capacities still further<br />

by running the line 24 hours a<br />

day, seven days a week.”<br />

A Pressant Universal 1A<br />

sweep-off depalletiser feeds<br />

the bulk cans, which are<br />

It wasn’t the cheapest quotation<br />

but we thought the overall package<br />

was the most favourable for us<br />

delivered in stacks of 15 layers,<br />

into the line on a raised level.<br />

After a short conveyor section,<br />

an inclined rinser passes the<br />

cans down to the volumetic<br />

VOC filler (pictured above).<br />

Its filling principle,<br />

featuring metering chambers,<br />

guarantees ultra-accurate fill<br />

quantities: before the product<br />

enters the can, it first flows<br />

into a metering chamber,<br />

where the inflowing liquid<br />

is monitored by a probe with<br />

a magnetic float. Once the<br />

specified quantity has been<br />

reached, the inlet valve closes.


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After the cans are filled, a Checkmat FM-X machine inspects them<br />

for the correct fill levels before they move off for the drying process<br />

While the can is entering<br />

the filler, the centring unit<br />

rises and descends again<br />

as soon as the can has been<br />

placed underneath the filling<br />

valve. After pressurisation<br />

and flushing, the valve opens.<br />

As soon as the magnetic float<br />

in the metering chamber has<br />

descended to the specified<br />

switching point, the filling<br />

function is complete.<br />

The volumetic VOC can<br />

filler has no front table, and is<br />

erected with a free-standing<br />

glass enclosure. The protected<br />

area also accommodates a<br />

Ferrum can seamer, in the<br />

new hygienic design.<br />

A Checkmat FM-X then<br />

C<br />

inspects the cans for the<br />

correct fill levels before a<br />

M<br />

first Linadry dries the filled<br />

Y<br />

and seamed cans in singlefile<br />

transport. After this, the CM<br />

containers are turned by<br />

MY<br />

180 degrees, and passed<br />

through a second Linadry. CY<br />

The cans can now be<br />

CMY<br />

reliably date-coded, and<br />

K<br />

passed to the packer for end<br />

of line packaging.<br />

Currently, the line handles<br />

0.5 litre cans only. It can,<br />

however, in future also<br />

provide an option for handling<br />

0.25 litre and 0.33 litre slim<br />

and also sleek-cans.<br />

T 01942 845000<br />

W www.krones.com<br />

The filled and seamed cans are moved in a single-file transport before<br />

being turned by 180 degrees and passed through a second Linadry


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Feature: Drinks<br />

PFM’s pouch filler<br />

achieves the high<br />

speeds drinks need<br />

When Italian<br />

manufacturer PFM<br />

developed its servo<br />

driven D-Series<br />

horizontal pouch<br />

filling machine – the first of its type<br />

to employ servo motors – a principal<br />

aim was to provide a machine in<br />

which pack format change and<br />

other time-consuming manual tasks<br />

could be automated.<br />

However, the application<br />

of servo drive also brought with<br />

it further significant advantages<br />

over mechanically driven<br />

machines: for the drinks industry<br />

in particular higher speeds, more<br />

reliable sealing and a reduction<br />

in headspace within the pouch also<br />

became possible.<br />

“The servo drive of the D-Series<br />

allows the machine to be built in<br />

three principal modules – film<br />

unwind, pack forming station<br />

and filling section – all set and<br />

synchronised automatically,<br />

rather than by manual mechanical<br />

adjustment along the length of<br />

a single drive shaft,” explains<br />

PFM D-Series product specialist<br />

Sergi Martinez.<br />

“This gives extremely short<br />

format changeover times, high<br />

performance and easy cleaning<br />

and maintenance.”<br />

On format change, the cutting<br />

and side seal assembly that<br />

forms the pack not only adjusts<br />

automatically to the new size, but<br />

simultaneously registers with the<br />

pack transport conveyor, which<br />

accepts each newly formed pouch<br />

into grippers for carriage through<br />

filling, application of accessories<br />

and final sealing.<br />

Also, unlike conventional<br />

mechanical pouch machines,<br />

on which as many as 20 sets of<br />

grippers on a single chain may<br />

need to be adjusted manually<br />

to the new pouch width, the<br />

D-Series machines employ servo<br />

adjustment that automatically<br />

moves the grippers immediately<br />

Servos offer<br />

pouch gains<br />

The machines<br />

employ servo<br />

adjustment that<br />

automatically<br />

moves the<br />

grippers into<br />

position which<br />

saves time and<br />

labour costs<br />

into their new position, saving<br />

considerable time and labour costs.<br />

It is this servo controlled gripper<br />

system, with pitch infinitely<br />

and selectively under electronic<br />

control, that has led to additional<br />

advantages in handling liquids,<br />

preventing slopping as pouches are<br />

accelerated in intermittent motion<br />

from filling to sealing.<br />

Called the PFM Harmonic<br />

Movement System, it automatically<br />

brings the pouch edge grippers<br />

closer together during transport,<br />

squeezing the flat bags open to<br />

increase volume temporarily,<br />

so lowering the level of the liquid<br />

and eliminating slopping.<br />

As a result, points out Sergi<br />

Martinez, risk of product in the seal<br />

area is eliminated, maintaining<br />

Spouts with caps, straws<br />

and reclosable systems are<br />

handled at up to 140 a minute<br />

consistent pack integrity, while<br />

headspace in the pack and hence<br />

material cost can be reduced and<br />

running speeds lifted.<br />

Also patented is the D-Series gas<br />

flush system. This moves with the<br />

pouch to provide longer dosing<br />

time, allowing lower gas velocity<br />

and turbulence within the pack<br />

and hence greater efficiency and<br />

economy in reducing residual<br />

oxygen. Indeed, residual oxygen<br />

levels of less than 0.6 per cent<br />

can be achieved with up to<br />

60 per cent less gas.<br />

The D-Series pouch machine<br />

range is able to handle a wide<br />

variety of packs and accessories,<br />

including spouts with caps, straws<br />

and reclosable systems, at speeds<br />

up to 140 a minute. Modular<br />

construction also allows the<br />

machines to be equipped with a<br />

fourth end of line station in which<br />

multipacks can be created and final<br />

packaging achieved with top load<br />

or wraparound case packers.<br />

T 0113 239 3401<br />

W www.pfmuk.com


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Feature: Drinks<br />

Brewery has<br />

updated its<br />

systems<br />

Astec Solutions was awarded<br />

a SCADA update project from<br />

regional brewer Carib that<br />

is headquartered in Trinidad<br />

and Tobago.<br />

The company was invited to<br />

tender for the SCADA upgrade<br />

at the Carib Brewhouse<br />

production area as the legacy<br />

SCADA manufacturing system<br />

was running on outdated<br />

hardware and software.<br />

Although operations were<br />

still continuing, the site was<br />

starting to see an increase<br />

in the potential risk of<br />

production interruptions.<br />

As well as upgrading the<br />

SCADA software to GE’s<br />

latest version of iFIX,<br />

Astec also recommended the<br />

use of standard Microsoft<br />

components. This was in<br />

contrast to the existing<br />

manufacturing system which<br />

used third party software to<br />

keep servers and databases<br />

in sync. By avoiding overcustomisation,<br />

the software<br />

has greater reliability and<br />

supportability – which can<br />

reduce operating costs.<br />

Astec was able to offer a<br />

highly resilient system, taking<br />

advantage of the latest server<br />

virtualisation and database<br />

mirroring techniques.<br />

t 01543 888134<br />

W www.astecsolutions.com<br />

Brewery is investing for its future<br />

The Y-tron Y mixing unit can be supplied as a side entry unit and is seen here in a 100,000 litre vessel<br />

To mix or to<br />

blend drinks<br />

Ytron-Quadro (UK) has supplied several systems that<br />

have delivered mixing and blending benefits to drinks<br />

The range of equipment<br />

manufactured<br />

by Ytron Process<br />

Technology in<br />

Germany has been<br />

supplied by Ytron-Quadro (UK)<br />

to many companies for<br />

drinks such as gin, vodka,<br />

various liqueurs, flavoured<br />

milks and even health drinks<br />

in recent times.<br />

The Ytron-Y directed jet<br />

mixing unit can be supplied<br />

as a vertically mounted top<br />

entry mixer or as a side entry<br />

unit to drinks companies.<br />

The advantage of the side<br />

entry unit is that there is<br />

virtually no limit to the height<br />

of the vessel into which the<br />

unit can be fitted.<br />

“The design of the Ytron-Y<br />

eliminates aeration caused<br />

through vortexing,” explains<br />

Dudley Bradley, executive<br />

chairman of Ytron-Quadro (UK).<br />

This, he says, is a common<br />

problem with conventional<br />

mixers that have a freely<br />

rotating shaft.<br />

top entry operation<br />

The way the Ytron-Y top entry<br />

unit overcomes this is because<br />

the rotating shaft is contained<br />

within a stator tube which also<br />

supports the stator cage.<br />

It is this stator cage which<br />

converts the radial movement<br />

of the impeller into axial<br />

movement, thereby ensuring<br />

a homogeneous ‘top to bottom’<br />

mixing action.<br />

In spirits, eleven Ytron-Y<br />

units were supplied to G & J<br />

Greenhall in Warrington, nine<br />

of which were installed in<br />

4,000 gallon vessels for the<br />

accurate dilution of vodka<br />

while the other two units were<br />

installed in 13,000 gallon<br />

vessels for the homogeneous<br />

mixing of gin. The dilution<br />

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two applications have been<br />

achieved reliably and in a<br />

fraction of the time taken<br />

by conventional mixers,<br />

says Bradley.<br />

Following the success of<br />

these units, the company<br />

purchased a further three,<br />

smaller units for the<br />

homogeneous mixing of gin<br />

and/or vodka, this time<br />

in 500 gallon vessels.<br />

In the Republic of Ireland,<br />

a Ytron-Y unit is used in a<br />

2,500 gallon vessel for the<br />

dissolving and mixing of sugar<br />

and honey into water during<br />

the production of Irish Mist<br />

liqueur, while a well-known<br />

supplier of a blackcurrant<br />

drink had a requirement for<br />

the homogeneous mixing<br />

of fruit concentrate.<br />

During the blackcurrant<br />

harvesting season the<br />

conversion of fruit into<br />

concentrate is a full-time<br />

operation, so it purchased two<br />

Ytron-Y side entry units for<br />

13,600 litre vessels. Recently,<br />

the company has supplied<br />

nine side entry units to a large<br />

dairy for the homogeneous<br />

suspending of the flavour<br />

solids prior to pasteurising<br />

and filling flavoured milks.<br />

EASY SWEETENER USE<br />

The Ytron-Y ByPass allows<br />

Aspartame, used in the<br />

production of sugar-free<br />

drinks, to be drawn into<br />

liquid phase without difficulty<br />

and also lump-free. A recent<br />

application with a 2.2 kW<br />

ByPass saw the incorporation<br />

and dissolving of 60kg<br />

of Aspartame into 70 litres<br />

of water in 15 minutes.<br />

Other units that Ytron<br />

supply are the Ytron-ZC and<br />

Ytron-XC.<br />

The Ytron- ZC is used where<br />

the powder forms a gel like<br />

structure when combined<br />

with water. It is used for the<br />

instantaneous dispersing<br />

of difficult powders such as<br />

Alginate, Guar gum and HPMC.<br />

A unit has been used for the<br />

in-line incorporation of sodium<br />

caseinate to produce a 3.6%<br />

concentration which is then<br />

mixed with cream and whisky A recent application was the drink where the vitamin<br />

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The Ytron-XC unit has a<br />

higher capacity due to its<br />

different rotor/stator design.<br />

powder into 10,000 litres of<br />

water in approximately 30<br />

minutes. This was for a health<br />

dissolved during this process.<br />

T 01494 792898<br />

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Feature: Drinks<br />

YPS has worked<br />

with bottlers to<br />

deliver efficiencies<br />

Because of the evertightening<br />

margins in<br />

the drinks sector, the<br />

upcoming sugar tax and<br />

general economic and<br />

political uncertainty, Yorkshire<br />

Packaging Systems (YPS) has<br />

been developing and refining<br />

its services to accommodate the<br />

pressures that come with wrapping<br />

for the drinks sector.<br />

With the low margins that<br />

characterise the industry, having<br />

quality back-up support is<br />

invaluable; the premium placed<br />

on post-installation support is<br />

something YPS has heard from<br />

a variety of customers across the<br />

drinks industry. “In addition, for<br />

many, sourcing spare parts for<br />

current machinery is becoming<br />

increasingly elusive and<br />

expensive,” says Glynn Johnson,<br />

managing director of YPS.<br />

“Our commitment to aftercare<br />

in the form of a service contract<br />

guarantees fixes, support and<br />

spare parts will not come at the<br />

price of an arm and a leg,” he says.<br />

Problems locating spare parts<br />

and paying excessively for support<br />

were true for Caledonian Bottlers,<br />

well-known for the alcopop drink<br />

WKD. The Cumnock-based bottlers<br />

benefitted from YPS’ SVAL 60 x 35<br />

inline sleeve sealer and TR 65/150<br />

double chamber shrink tunnel.<br />

As well as a maximum speed of<br />

26 packs a minute, Caledonian<br />

Bottlers took advantage of the<br />

Caledonian Bottlers use sleeve sealers<br />

Savings are<br />

wrapped up<br />

Bespoke<br />

solutions<br />

have been<br />

supplied to many<br />

dairies, tailored<br />

to work in wet<br />

environments<br />

customisation that YPS could offer.<br />

The new machinery was tailored<br />

and easily integrated into their<br />

existing production line, meaning<br />

the line was up and running within<br />

a day – essential considering the<br />

steep efficiency penalty incurred<br />

by any downtime, says Johnson.<br />

Johnson also believes that when<br />

the sugar tax potentially further<br />

tightens these margins, the value<br />

of flexibility and customisation<br />

when choosing wrapping<br />

machinery is hard to overstate.<br />

Through its work with a variety<br />

of dairies, YPS adapted some of<br />

its machinery to provide a much<br />

sought-after bespoke solution.<br />

Due to the niche demands created<br />

by the industry’s wet working<br />

environments, YPS’ stainless<br />

steel, low voltage shrink wrapping<br />

machines have proven successful.<br />

Jersey Dairy’s fully automatic<br />

inline sleeve wrapper was<br />

customised to full dairy<br />

specification while also designed<br />

with space-efficiency in mind.<br />

As well as championing the<br />

twin-lane infeed, YPS’ range’s<br />

ability to wrap either with or without<br />

a tray is also attractive to marginsqueezed<br />

bottles of any drinks.<br />

“We’re acutely aware of the<br />

stresses and strains of our<br />

customers, which is why we’re<br />

proud of the work we’ve done<br />

for a variety of clients involved in<br />

the drinks industry,” says Johnson.<br />

“By providing high quality<br />

technology, customisation and<br />

aftercare in the face of political<br />

and economic uncertainty, we look<br />

forward to keeping them on-board.”<br />

T 01924 441355<br />

W www.yps.co.uk


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Feature: Drinks<br />

The explosion in sales<br />

of craft brands and<br />

premium bottled ales<br />

has seen the whole<br />

beer category come<br />

back strong in the last year,<br />

according to the Grocer’s Top<br />

Product Survey. The growing<br />

taste for artisan ales has seen<br />

a surge in microbreweries,<br />

all of which need to buy kit<br />

to match their needs. Both<br />

their current requirements and<br />

also any changing production<br />

needs in the future.<br />

This market trend is why<br />

KHS presented its new module<br />

system for craft breweries<br />

last year, which it billed as<br />

efficient filling technology that<br />

grows with a company.<br />

With the KHS Innokeg AF<br />

filler and AC washing modules<br />

along with the Innopro<br />

BoxFlash flash pasteuriser<br />

now tailored to meet kegging<br />

specifications, the systems<br />

supplier is extending its keg<br />

racking portfolio to specifically<br />

meet the demands of smaller<br />

breweries. The modular system<br />

for keg filling and washing<br />

can be expanded as and when<br />

required, thus giving craft<br />

breweries an especially high<br />

degree of flexibility.<br />

FUTURE-PROOF OFFER<br />

With its new keg modules,<br />

KHS says it is offering the craft<br />

brewing scene a future-proof<br />

system. “When you grow,<br />

you can grow with KHS,” says<br />

Roger Daum, product manager<br />

at the KHS Keg Product Centre.<br />

The KHS Innokeg AF module<br />

enables up to 50 kegs per hour<br />

to be processed. However, if<br />

filling capacities need to be<br />

increased, breweries can easily<br />

boost their racking output<br />

using the modular system.<br />

“In this way, craft brewers<br />

obtain maximum flexibility<br />

because they can specifically<br />

plan and configure the size<br />

of their system depending on<br />

the performance and range<br />

of equipment they require,”<br />

continues Daum. “The modular<br />

approach also keeps the initial<br />

level of investment low.”<br />

Both returnable and<br />

KHS has specially designed the Innopro BoxFlash for the combined use with the Innokeg CombiKeg filler<br />

Fill needs of<br />

craft brewers<br />

<strong>Machinery</strong> <strong>Update</strong> reports on how the needs of craft<br />

brewers are being met by companies large and small<br />

non-returnable kegs can be<br />

racked on the Innokeg AF<br />

module, while the filling<br />

system for returnable kegs<br />

can be combined with the<br />

washing module. Meanwhile,<br />

the racking module for<br />

one-way kegs can either<br />

be handled manually or,<br />

if required, processed<br />

automatically by robots.<br />

The company also fits its<br />

Innokeg AF module with its<br />

Direct Flow Control system.<br />

With this, breweries can rack<br />

their kegs directly without<br />

having to use an indirect<br />

return gas control setup.<br />

This reduces the amount<br />

of gas used on site by up to<br />

40%, says the company.<br />

Combined with the Innopro<br />

BoxFlash flash pasteuriser,<br />

also dimensioned to fit into<br />

Craft brewers obtain maximum<br />

flexibility because they can plan<br />

and configure their system’s size<br />

a single container, KHS now<br />

provides a full keg racking,<br />

plug-and-produce system<br />

which fits into the smallest<br />

possible space.<br />

KHS has specially designed<br />

the Innopro BoxFlash for<br />

combined use with the<br />

Innokeg CombiKeg filler –<br />

right down to the preparation<br />

of media such as CO2 or<br />

compressed air which is<br />

managed jointly for both<br />

system components on the<br />

flash pasteuriser module.<br />

This system can also be<br />

fitted with the optional<br />

OnBoard CIP module.<br />

Thanks to this combination,<br />

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the Innopro BoxFlash and<br />

Innokeg CombiKeg filler can<br />

be cleaned internally without<br />

the need for an additional<br />

external CIP system.<br />

According to Advanced<br />

Dynamics, with so many<br />

breweries in the UK, all<br />

vying to get their bottled<br />

beers noticed by consumers,<br />

speed to market coupled with<br />

distinctive, highly accurate<br />

labelling is vital for products<br />

to stand out from the crowd.<br />

Malcolm Little, md of the<br />

company points out that<br />

by adopting automatic<br />

labelling systems, these<br />

microbreweries will further<br />

boost their production.<br />

are carefully mixed to give<br />

each beer its unique recipe<br />

and distinctive taste. Equally<br />

important is the safe, secure<br />

and cost efficient delivery of<br />

the bottles to its end consumer<br />

target audience and the<br />

packaging devised by Antalis<br />

has achieved that while<br />

reducing the material used.<br />

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W www.advanceddynamics.<br />

co.uk<br />

W www.antalispackaging<br />

solutions.co.uk<br />

W www.khs.com<br />

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“Choosing a label applicator<br />

like the PL-501 from Pack<br />

Leader allows a brewery to<br />

free up staff from manual<br />

operations,” he says. “A faulty,<br />

missing or wrinkled label<br />

might not affect the contents<br />

of a beer bottle, but could put<br />

off a consumer from trying it.”<br />

The PL-501-NL model can<br />

label both the body and the<br />

neck in one sweep, with an<br />

optional two body front<br />

and back label.<br />

Antalis Packaging describes<br />

itself as a one stop shop for<br />

packaging materials, systems,<br />

solutions and services and it<br />

has recently delivered reduced<br />

costs combined with maximum<br />

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Labelling, Coding & Marking<br />

Cylindrical products are<br />

labelled at higher speed<br />

Domino’s V230i TTO system<br />

Compressed air<br />

costs are now cut<br />

with TTO systems<br />

Domino Printing Sciences has<br />

designed its V120i and V230i<br />

thermal transfer overprinting<br />

(TTO) systems to operate without<br />

compressed air, instead using<br />

stepper motors to control the<br />

printhead pressure and movement<br />

that is so critical in delivering a<br />

consistent high quality print.<br />

“Compressed air is one of<br />

the most expensive services<br />

in a production plant and can<br />

have a substantial impact on<br />

the environment in terms of<br />

emissions output,” explains<br />

Peter Lister, product manager<br />

for TTO at Domino. “There are<br />

consequently clear benefits<br />

in not using compressed air<br />

technology in TTO systems as<br />

it eliminates the cost of running<br />

and maintaining a compressed air<br />

supply to the coding area. ”<br />

T 01954 782551<br />

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

The Herma wraparound<br />

labeller 242M is a new<br />

solution for unsteady<br />

products and allows labels to<br />

be applied at high speed, even<br />

to cartridges and similarly<br />

challenging cylindrical items.<br />

It has a horizontally rotating<br />

star wheel that achieves the<br />

necessary precision.<br />

Until now, applying<br />

wraparound labels to<br />

relatively tall cylindrical<br />

products that are prone<br />

to toppling over, such as<br />

cartridges, has been a<br />

problem, especially given the<br />

requirements of high speed<br />

and, in particular, precision.<br />

To overcome this challenge,<br />

Herma has developed a new<br />

type of system that is based<br />

on its proven type 040M unit.<br />

The new version, however,<br />

transports the products<br />

horizontally rather than<br />

moving them vertically.<br />

With the new solution, the<br />

cartridges are transferred<br />

from the filling machine to the<br />

infeed conveyor of the labeller<br />

longitudinally in a horizontal<br />

position. This belt carries the<br />

The 242M horizontal labeller can be operated inline or as a standalone unit<br />

tubes through a 90 degree<br />

bend to a horizontally rotating<br />

star wheel and its roller prisms<br />

carry the cartridges securely.<br />

The star wheel feeds them<br />

to the labelling station, where<br />

they are pressed against<br />

a rotating pressure roller<br />

and thus set in rotation.<br />

Dispensing is synchronised<br />

to match the rotational speed,<br />

and the label is applied by<br />

rolling. This process ensures<br />

that the labels are applied to<br />

the cartridges with precision,<br />

and that slippage is practically<br />

ruled out.<br />

This latest wraparound<br />

labeller from Herma can label<br />

as many as 50 cartridges<br />

a minute and either be<br />

integrated into a production<br />

line or operated offline.<br />

For marking the variable data<br />

on the labels, users have an<br />

enormous choice of suitable<br />

printers.<br />

T 01440 763366<br />

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

Latest solution for coding porous boxes is launched as an<br />

intuitive and also a simple to use, cost effective system<br />

Markem-Imaje has launched<br />

the 4500 which is billed as<br />

a new solution for coding<br />

porous boxes.<br />

Cost-effective, simple and<br />

intuitive, the new 4500 coder<br />

allows manufacturers to<br />

identify their boxes with one<br />

or two lines of text and logos<br />

up to a height of 56mm. Based<br />

on drop-on-demand valve jet<br />

technology, the coder prints<br />

on porous cardboard and<br />

paper at a conveyor speed of<br />

up to 60 metres a minute and<br />

offers four print heights:<br />

The Markem-Imaje 4500 coder boasts the latest generation user interface<br />

13, 24, 29 or 56mm.<br />

In operation, the coder<br />

is capable of printing up<br />

to 39,000 boxes with just<br />

one litre of ink using a drop<br />

control system. Bottles can be<br />

replaced cleanly and securely<br />

in less than 30 seconds with<br />

no set-up required while the<br />

printhead has been designed<br />

to avoid the need for daily<br />

maintenance.<br />

Codes, in either black or<br />

red, can be read at a distance,<br />

thereby facilitating internal<br />

logistics operations. With two<br />

sensors to automatically detect<br />

the conveyor speed, printing<br />

quality remains constant<br />

between boxes.<br />

T 0161 864 8111<br />

W www.markem-imaje.co.uk


Components<br />

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Desk-top<br />

printer offers<br />

versatility<br />

QuickLabel has launched the<br />

QL-800, its latest desktop label<br />

printer that prints any text,<br />

barcode, or colour graphic in<br />

small, cost-effective batches.<br />

It also provides the user with<br />

the flexibility of making easy edits<br />

which means, if a customer needs<br />

to change a colour, specification,<br />

or create a new product label,<br />

they can do it immediately<br />

without an external vendor.<br />

The QL-800 also prints both<br />

narrow and wide labels from<br />

54mm to 214mm wide which<br />

is a new characteristic for the<br />

company’s line of colour label<br />

printers and a further benefit for<br />

end users. This feature allows the<br />

customer to have a much wider<br />

range of print options, without<br />

risking the quality.<br />

high quality output<br />

In operation, the QL-800 prints<br />

labels in wide to narrow varieties,<br />

with high speed, high quality<br />

output up to 1600dpi. This high<br />

resolution largely makes the<br />

QL-800 a beneficial tool for<br />

customising product labels in<br />

affordable, small quantities,<br />

says the company.<br />

The QL-800 also utilises just<br />

in time printing, producing labels<br />

exactly when they are requested<br />

and removing the need for<br />

outside printing vendors.<br />

Printing labels consistently,<br />

with no blanks, the QL-800<br />

generates full rolls of useable<br />

labels. It even allows for private<br />

labelling, maintaining full<br />

production control and easily<br />

eliminating errors.<br />

Ultimately, says sales and<br />

operations manager Derek<br />

Stillingfleet, the QL-800 release<br />

has given end users options;<br />

the option to print in vastly<br />

varying widths and higher image<br />

resolution in combination with<br />

the in-house opportunity to save<br />

time and money.<br />

t 01628 668836<br />

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

New code scanner offers<br />

benefits across the board<br />

Wenglor says<br />

its new<br />

series C5KC<br />

and C5PC 1D/2D<br />

stationary code<br />

scanners make<br />

time-consuming<br />

software installation<br />

and configuration<br />

superfluous – just<br />

unpack, plug in and<br />

you’re ready to scan.<br />

Auto-setup, autofocus<br />

and newly<br />

developed decoding<br />

algorithms automatically<br />

provide for outstanding<br />

reading performance against<br />

almost any background,<br />

says the company.<br />

Scan settings can be<br />

accessed via the intuitively<br />

laid out user interface of<br />

the wenglor WebLink for<br />

optimised reading of damaged<br />

and high-resolution codes.<br />

They boast the smallest<br />

available format for 1D/2D<br />

code scanners which makes<br />

them ideal for use in extremely<br />

compact machines and,<br />

thanks to a reading/speed<br />

of 60 scans per second,<br />

they’re well-suited for<br />

applications with high<br />

throughput rates too.<br />

integrated sensor<br />

Thanks to their integrated<br />

Ethernet port, the sensors<br />

are the perfect solution for<br />

customer requirements in<br />

the field of Industry 4.0.<br />

“From scanner setup and the<br />

browser-based application<br />

solution, right on up to<br />

data read-out via Industrial<br />

Ethernet, these sensors unite<br />

all of the distinguishing<br />

factors of a smart machine,”<br />

explains wenglor product<br />

with its previous<br />

hot foil coding.<br />

It purchased a<br />

Rotech RF1-F<br />

friction feeder,<br />

owing to the<br />

flexibility it<br />

promised.<br />

Rotech<br />

specified a<br />

Markoprint<br />

ijet thermal<br />

inkjet<br />

printer<br />

Product<br />

to integrate batches are<br />

with the<br />

handled quicker<br />

manager Stefan Winkler.<br />

The diverse range of<br />

applications covered by the<br />

1D/2D code scanners includes<br />

product identification and<br />

traceability, checking for<br />

completeness and quality<br />

inspection of 1D/2D barcodes<br />

and reading of all common<br />

1D/2D codes as well as<br />

scanning of 1D/2D barcodes<br />

on all surfaces such as PCBs,<br />

metal and pallets. Even laser<br />

printed and needle punched<br />

data-matrix codes are no<br />

problem for the new series.<br />

t 01536 313580<br />

W www.wenglor.com<br />

Feeder and coder combo brings benefits to<br />

a small batch supplement manufacturer<br />

Dietary supplement<br />

manufacturer CellLife UK<br />

has the flexibility to place<br />

codes anywhere on a pack<br />

and produce up to 4000<br />

cartons per day following its<br />

investment in an RF1-F coding<br />

system from Rotech.<br />

The company handles<br />

orders that are typically<br />

for 5000-7000 packs and to<br />

keep pace with this demand,<br />

CellLife UK needed the<br />

capability to code 4000<br />

packs per day, rather than<br />

the 1000 it was managing<br />

The C5KC and C5PC 1D/2D code scanners available from wenglor are a plug and play option<br />

RF1-F feeding system,<br />

as this gives<br />

consistently crisp,<br />

smudge-free print even<br />

on glossy surfaces, and<br />

is capable of coding all<br />

areas of the carton.<br />

Overall, the coder’s<br />

reliable, clean and hasslefree<br />

performance has made<br />

a massive difference to<br />

CellLife’s productivity, reports<br />

Tim Hutchinson, engineer<br />

at CellLife UK.<br />

t 01707 393700<br />

W www.rotechmachines.com


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Components<br />

Predictive maintenance is<br />

set to minimise downtime<br />

Bosch Rexroth, has<br />

introduced a new<br />

system which it says<br />

is set to minimise downtime<br />

by bringing greater accuracy<br />

to predictive maintenance<br />

techniques across a broad<br />

spectrum of applications.<br />

ODiN Predictive Maintenance<br />

uses machine learning methods<br />

to generate knowledge on the<br />

state of health of equipment<br />

from recorded sensor data,<br />

to enable reliable predictions<br />

about likely time to failure<br />

– a key attribute given the<br />

widening adoption of Industry<br />

4.0 techniques.<br />

Instead of the value-based<br />

analysis associated with<br />

the majority of condition<br />

monitoring systems, ODiN<br />

employs a model-based<br />

approach – for the first time,<br />

advancing the process from<br />

pure state monitoring to<br />

truly predictive analysis and<br />

data-driven, anticipatory<br />

maintenance.<br />

This is achieved through an<br />

initial phase during which a<br />

machine learning algorithm<br />

determines a normal healthy<br />

The new system uses machine learning methods to generate knowledge<br />

state for each component based<br />

on information from a variety of<br />

sensor signals taking readings<br />

such as pressure, flow rate,<br />

vibration, temperature, and<br />

oil quality, depending on the<br />

equipment being monitored.<br />

Following the learning<br />

phase, ODiN defines a ‘health<br />

index’ for each component<br />

being monitored with its databased<br />

model. If an individual<br />

measured value temporarily<br />

deviates from the tolerance<br />

range, an error warning may<br />

not necessarily be generated,<br />

as wear and tear can seldom<br />

be detected from a single<br />

signal. However, if the health<br />

index deteriorates based on<br />

changes in data received from<br />

multiple sensors, then the<br />

system warns of a problem.<br />

“Even ODiN cannot fully<br />

eliminate the risk of plant<br />

downtime, but we can reduce<br />

the risk so significantly that<br />

the costs for the system are<br />

generally already recouped<br />

after the first prevented<br />

downtime,” says Tapio Torikka<br />

of Bosch Rexroth.<br />

T 0345 604 4106<br />

W www.boschrexroth.com<br />

Vertical conveyors are offered<br />

Materials handling<br />

components can be<br />

delivered quickly<br />

Qimarox says it is responding<br />

to customer demands for<br />

quick turnarounds with a<br />

sophisticated product design<br />

and manufacturing process that<br />

guarantees short lead times.<br />

The company supplies<br />

components for materials<br />

handling systems such as vertical<br />

transport systems, palletising<br />

modules, rotary ring stretch<br />

wrappers and stretch wrappers.<br />

It is the modular design of its<br />

components and the fact that its<br />

machines are largely made up<br />

of standard parts that helps to<br />

achieve this fast delivery.<br />

An additional advantage of<br />

a modular design is that the<br />

standard components can largely<br />

be produced from stock, allowing<br />

Qimarox to respond quickly to<br />

customer orders.<br />

T 00 31 341 436 700<br />

W www.qimarox.com<br />

New smart adjustment unit boosts manual<br />

device positioning by simply saving time<br />

Available in the UK from<br />

RARUK Automation, the<br />

IEF-Werner domiLINE<br />

range of standard manual<br />

adjusters is now equipped<br />

with a bus interface to<br />

complement its electronic<br />

position display. The buscapable<br />

positioning greatly<br />

simplifies adjustment and<br />

is especially time-saving on<br />

applications which involve<br />

several positional changes,<br />

reducing set-up times by 30%.<br />

As requirements for efficient<br />

and precise operations have<br />

Manual adjusters now come with bus interface<br />

become increasingly critical,<br />

IEF-Werner has introduced<br />

additional capability to its range<br />

that dramatically simplifies<br />

manual adjustments. Far more<br />

than simply a readout; the<br />

new bus interface provides<br />

verification that the target<br />

position has been achieved.<br />

The new electronic<br />

and bus capable position<br />

display can be attached<br />

to all linear and rotating<br />

adjustment units of the<br />

domiLINE family, and can<br />

even be easily retrofitted.<br />

A further advantage is the<br />

possibility to monitor adjusted<br />

positions which is especially<br />

helpful in quality assurance.<br />

T 01462 670044<br />

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

New compact data<br />

memory module<br />

Balluff is offering a compact,<br />

bidirectional data memory<br />

module for tight<br />

mounting spaces.<br />

The compact<br />

memory<br />

module<br />

with IP 67<br />

protection<br />

is just 34 x 16 x 8mm in size and<br />

can be used as a memory storage<br />

device on interchangeable units<br />

such as milling heads on gantry<br />

type machining centres.<br />

T 01606 812777<br />

W www.balluff.co.uk


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Components<br />

Central vacuum system offers<br />

cost reductions at German site<br />

One of the two central<br />

vacuum systems at<br />

British American<br />

Tobacco’s (BAT) Bayreuth,<br />

Germany site has been<br />

equipped with new Mink MV<br />

claw vacuum pumps from<br />

Busch which has resulted in<br />

considerable energy savings<br />

and significantly reduced<br />

maintenance at the plant.<br />

During three-shift operation<br />

with 1,400 employees in a<br />

highly automated production<br />

process, BAT manufactures<br />

200 million cigarettes each<br />

day in Bayreuth for well over<br />

30 different brands.<br />

This high degree of<br />

automation and high<br />

production speed requires<br />

reliable vacuum supply<br />

wherever a part has to be<br />

held or moved during the<br />

production process.<br />

This starts when an individual<br />

cigarette is held during its<br />

production, and continues<br />

through to external packing<br />

in boxes for delivery.<br />

Two central vacuum systems<br />

were installed to cope with<br />

the size of the facility.<br />

One of these systems is<br />

The central vacuum system with seven Busch Mink MV claw vacuum pumps<br />

operated with liquid ring<br />

vacuum pumps; the other<br />

was equipped with oillubricated<br />

rotary vane vacuum<br />

pumps. When both systems<br />

were checked for energy<br />

consumption and efficiency,<br />

Busch Vacuum Pumps and<br />

Systems recommended the<br />

new Mink MV claw vacuum<br />

pump as a replacement for<br />

the previous central system<br />

with oil-lubricated rotary vane<br />

vacuum pumps.<br />

The claw vacuum pumps<br />

achieve a pumping speed<br />

of up to 1200 cubic meters<br />

per hour.<br />

The first tests with this<br />

kind of vacuum pump were<br />

extremely successful for BAT,<br />

and now a total of seven Mink<br />

MV claw vacuum pumps are<br />

in operation. The pumping<br />

speed of the vacuum system<br />

is controlled so that individual<br />

vacuum pumps are shut off<br />

automatically when their<br />

output is not required.<br />

Two of the Mink MV claw<br />

vacuum pumps are driven<br />

by a variable speed drive.<br />

The actual pumping speed<br />

demanded is finely adjusted<br />

with both of these vacuum<br />

pumps, which ensures the<br />

required vacuum of 370<br />

millibar is permanently and<br />

constantly applied at all<br />

connected machines.<br />

A Mink MV with a 50-Hz<br />

standard motor with 18.5<br />

kilowatts generally achieves<br />

a 1000 cubic metres per hour<br />

pumping speed. A rotary<br />

vane vacuum pump with<br />

comparable output is driven<br />

by a 30 kilowatt motor.<br />

The current consumption<br />

of the Mink claw vacuum<br />

pumps is smaller by 11.5<br />

kilowatts and translates<br />

to cost savings of over<br />

EUR 9,000 per year and per<br />

pump under BAT operating<br />

conditions.<br />

For the entire central<br />

system, this translates to<br />

yearly electricity cost savings<br />

of approximately EUR 63,500.<br />

T 01952 677432<br />

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

Latest catalogue<br />

details components<br />

Elesa’s new <strong>2017</strong> printed<br />

catalogue no. 166 defines over<br />

40,000 components used in<br />

the manufacture of machines<br />

and equipment for production,<br />

warehousing, agriculture, general<br />

office equipment and industrial<br />

systems housings and enclosures.<br />

The catalogue is available free<br />

of charge and includes data and<br />

guidance notes on the materials<br />

used in the moulding of all of<br />

the Elesa products.<br />

T 01526 322670<br />

E marketing@elesa.co.uk<br />

Two new servo motor sizes means range<br />

covers a wider performance spectrum<br />

B&R is adding two new sizes<br />

to its 8LS series of servo motors<br />

to allow machine builders<br />

and systems integrators to<br />

adapt motors to their actual<br />

requirements more easily.<br />

Size A offers high torque<br />

with a flange size of 70mm<br />

with a compact design, while<br />

size 9 rounds off the upper end<br />

of the performance spectrum<br />

with up to 75kW of power.<br />

Compact size A motors are<br />

easily integrated where a high<br />

torque density is needed in a<br />

tight footprint allowing a high<br />

degree of efficiency as well<br />

as high continuous torque.<br />

With a maximum torque of up<br />

to 1,000 Nm, the size 9 motors<br />

The motors can be combined with any<br />

of B&R’s numerous gearbox options<br />

open up new applications with<br />

high demands on power and<br />

also dynamics.<br />

T 01733 371320<br />

W www.br-automation.com


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Machine builders can profit from<br />

continual info after deployment<br />

O5D100JuniorUK.pdf 1 28/02/<strong>2017</strong> 10:59<br />

Rockwell Automation has<br />

introduced FactoryTalk<br />

Analytics for Machines<br />

cloud application – a new<br />

Microsoft Azure cloud-enabled<br />

capability that empowers<br />

equipment builders with<br />

information. As part of<br />

the company’s expanded<br />

Information Solutions strategy,<br />

the application provides access<br />

to performance analytics from<br />

deployed systems in order<br />

to gain valuable insight to<br />

support their customers.<br />

This cloud-based<br />

application, provided as<br />

software-as-a-service (SaaS),<br />

empowers equipment builders<br />

to best support their systems<br />

by seeing how they are used.<br />

GETTING CONNECTED<br />

For manufacturers going<br />

through a digital transformation,<br />

C<br />

this capability capitalises on<br />

connected technologies to M<br />

help drive higher availability<br />

Y<br />

and output while reducing<br />

CM<br />

maintenance costs.<br />

“The sophistication of plants<br />

MY<br />

today has made specialisation<br />

and collaboration essential,”<br />

says Axel Rodriguez, SaaS/<br />

Cloud products manager at<br />

Rockwell. “Allowing your<br />

equipment builders – who<br />

know their machines like<br />

the backs of their hands –<br />

to become collaborators in<br />

performance analytics can<br />

free up the best minds to focus<br />

on optimising entire lines,<br />

plants or applications.”<br />

OEMs can embed a<br />

FactoryTalk Cloud gateway<br />

device onto the machines they<br />

provide. Once commissioned,<br />

the machine starts collecting<br />

data and the data from<br />

selected controllers is sent<br />

to the FactoryTalk cloud<br />

application securely so the<br />

equipment builder then has<br />

access to real-time analytics.<br />

T 0870 242 5004<br />

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

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Change the way you<br />

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The new PMDLine O5D100 photocell from ifm electronic detects even dark objects at<br />

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Regulations<br />

Making man and<br />

cobot play nicely<br />

Stewart Paul Laidler Robinson<br />

principal Business engineer director and for functional machinery safety saftey expert at tüv at süd tüv product süd product service service<br />

The use of collaborative robots, or cobots, can be considered to be part of the fourth industrial revolution<br />

- Industry 4.0 - and guidance for their increasing use was published last year. Here’s a useful guide<br />

ISO 8373 defines an Industrial<br />

Robot as: “An automatically<br />

controlled, reprogrammable,<br />

multi-purpose manipulator<br />

programmable in three<br />

or more axes, which may<br />

be either fixed in place or<br />

mobile for use in industrial<br />

automation applications.”<br />

Collaborative Robots, or<br />

cobots, are designed to<br />

work alongside humans in<br />

a ‘collaborative workspace,<br />

an area where the robot and<br />

the human can perform tasks<br />

simultaneously’. This means<br />

that unlike more traditional<br />

machines, which are ‘caged’<br />

by a guarding mechanism,<br />

collaborative robots often<br />

operate in the humanoccupied<br />

workspace without<br />

any safety fencing.<br />

However, not all<br />

collaborative robots are guardfree,<br />

depending on their<br />

function and related safety<br />

requirements. Besides the robot<br />

itself, the collaborative robot<br />

might include the ‘end effector’,<br />

that is the tool adapted on<br />

the robot arm with which the<br />

robot performs tasks, and the<br />

objects moved by it.<br />

The increased need for<br />

adequate protection of<br />

people from the safety risks<br />

associated with industrial<br />

robot systems led to the<br />

development of EN ISO 10218-<br />

1:2011, an international and<br />

European standard which<br />

covers the safety requirements<br />

for industrial robots. The<br />

standard is in two parts and<br />

replaced the 2006 version.<br />

In order to ensure that<br />

humans are not exposed to<br />

unacceptable risks when<br />

working collaboratively, the<br />

current standards describe<br />

four separate measures that<br />

can be used to provide risk<br />

reduction. These are safetyrated<br />

monitored stop, hand<br />

guiding, speed and separation<br />

monitoring, and power and<br />

force limiting by inherent<br />

design or control. It is required<br />

that at least one of these<br />

requirements needs to be<br />

fulfilled, in addition to having<br />

visual indication that the robot<br />

is in collaborative operation.<br />

While EN ISO 10218 contains<br />

some guidance on the use of<br />

collaborative robots, with the<br />

rapid pace of technological<br />

development, it was widely<br />

acknowledged that this<br />

guidance needed to be<br />

enhanced. Consequently,<br />

a Technical Specification (ISO/<br />

TS 15066 Robots and robotic<br />

devices – safety requirements<br />

for industrial robots –<br />

collaborative operation) was<br />

published in 2016.<br />

This ISO/TS 15066 covers:<br />

• The design of the<br />

collaborative work space<br />

• The design of the<br />

collaborative operation<br />

• Methods of collaborative<br />

working<br />

• Changing between:<br />

- Collaborative/<br />

non-collaborative<br />

- Different methods of<br />

collaboration<br />

• Operator controls for<br />

different applications.<br />

The methods of<br />

collaborative working ‘speed<br />

and separation monitoring’<br />

and ‘power and force limiting’<br />

are particularly elaborated<br />

on in ISO/TS 15066. This<br />

includes recommendations<br />

for ‘biomechanical limits’<br />

of pain thresholds for specific<br />

parts of the human body.<br />

The rationale for creating<br />

biomechanical limits was<br />

established in conjunction<br />

with testing conducted by<br />

the University of Mainz<br />

in Germany. Testing was<br />

It is vital that a complete<br />

risk assessment is undertaken<br />

before a new cobot is deployed<br />

conducted using 100 healthy<br />

adult test subjects on 29<br />

specific body areas, and<br />

for each of the body areas,<br />

pressure and force limits for<br />

quasi-static and transient<br />

contact were established<br />

evaluating onset of pain<br />

thresholds.<br />

working groups<br />

There are also working groups<br />

of the standards organisations<br />

reviewing various aspects of<br />

human-machine interactions,<br />

which will also inform<br />

the development of future<br />

standards. But for now,<br />

EN ISO 10218 Parts 1 and 2,<br />

and the ISO/TS 15066<br />

specification defines the safety<br />

requirements for the sphere<br />

of collaborative robots, with<br />

the most relevant published<br />

guidance being contained<br />

in EN ISO 10218.<br />

In all four of the measures<br />

described above, the safety<br />

related control system that<br />

provides this functionality<br />

needs to meet either:<br />

• Safety Performance Level d<br />

(PLd), with Category 3<br />

architecture (the identified<br />

level to which the safety<br />

related parts of a control<br />

system resist faults and<br />

their subsequent behaviour<br />

if a fault occurs) outlined<br />

within the standard<br />

EN ISO 13849, or<br />

• Safety Integrity Level 2<br />

(SIL 2) with hardware fault<br />

tolerance (HFT) 1, as set out<br />

in EN [IEC] 62061.<br />

While the advent of<br />

the cobot offers exciting<br />

possibilities for industry,<br />

some end-effectors may create<br />

hazards, especially as contact<br />

between the collaborative<br />

robot and the operator<br />

can lead to the possibility<br />

of collision. It is therefore<br />

vital that a complete risk<br />

assessment is undertaken<br />

before a cobot is deployed,<br />

as you would with any<br />

machinery in the workplace<br />

This must cover the<br />

intended industrial workplace,<br />

with the basis for this risk<br />

assessment being EN ISO<br />

10218 Parts 1 and 2, alongside<br />

the <strong>Machinery</strong> Directive.<br />

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Who What Where<br />

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

Advanced Dynamics<br />

One of the<br />

founders of<br />

Advanced<br />

Dynamics<br />

Mike Essler<br />

is retiring after spending<br />

nearly four decades in the<br />

packaging industry.<br />

A stalwart of numerous<br />

exhibitions, including the<br />

PPMA Show, Essler and<br />

Malcolm Little merged their<br />

respective companies to form<br />

Advanced Dynamics in 2005<br />

which the duo has<br />

subsequently run and<br />

expanded over the years.<br />

Yamato Dataweigh<br />

Jane Ingham<br />

has joined<br />

Yamato<br />

Dataweigh as<br />

customer service<br />

support manager and is tasked<br />

with using the company’s<br />

SAP system to better manage<br />

customer relationships and also<br />

improve overall customer care.<br />

Leanne Mann<br />

is the new<br />

commercial<br />

operations<br />

co-ordinator at<br />

Yamato, and has been brought<br />

in to assist the technical<br />

support and operations<br />

teams with customer quotes<br />

and delivery. She is also the<br />

customer contact for any<br />

delivery queries.<br />

Campden BRI<br />

Klaudyna<br />

Terlicka has<br />

joined the<br />

Campden BRI<br />

team as head<br />

of regulatory affairs to support<br />

the ongoing expansion of<br />

its labelling and regulatory<br />

services and consolidate its<br />

expansion in international<br />

regulatory affairs. She will<br />

lead the team of regulatory<br />

advisers who give support<br />

to the company’s clients.<br />

Matcon<br />

Richard<br />

Lockwood<br />

has been<br />

promoted from<br />

the sales team<br />

at Matcon to become the new<br />

pharmaceutical business line<br />

director, taking over from<br />

Shaun Baker who is leaving the<br />

company. He will be responsible<br />

for the continued growth of the<br />

pharma side of the business.<br />

Newman Labelling<br />

David Wills has<br />

joined Newman<br />

Labelling as<br />

European sales<br />

manager with<br />

responsibility for territories in<br />

Europe, the Middle East and<br />

Africa. He brings engineering,<br />

sales and distribution<br />

experience in his new role.<br />

RARUK<br />

Ross Lacy has joined RARUK<br />

Automation as a robot sales<br />

engineer and he is responsible<br />

for sales of the entire product<br />

range from Universal Robot<br />

throughout the UK.<br />

Lock Inspection<br />

James<br />

Chrismas has<br />

been appointed<br />

as international<br />

pharmaceutical<br />

business manager at Lock<br />

inspection and Loma<br />

Systems. In this key role,<br />

Chrismas will be responsible<br />

for developing the company’s<br />

range of metal detectors and<br />

x-ray inspection products<br />

within the pharmaceutical<br />

and nutraceutical industry.<br />

FPE Global<br />

Sylvain<br />

LeMézec has<br />

joined FPE<br />

Global as<br />

export sales<br />

manager to further target<br />

international growth at the<br />

company having previously<br />

been global sales director at<br />

Matcon. He has worked for<br />

bulk handling companies for<br />

more than 25 years, providing<br />

lean solutions for customers<br />

around the world. FPE’s ceo<br />

David Cooper believes he will<br />

strengthen the company’s<br />

overall capability.<br />

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group<br />

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group is now providing direct<br />

sales and technical support to customers in Ireland through the<br />

team pictured here from left to right: Declan O’Riordan is head<br />

of sales; Eithne O’Connor is financial controller; Ray Baldwin<br />

is technical sales manager, BioPure; Catherine Heffernan is<br />

inside sales and Denis Coll is sales manager, Bio Pharma.<br />

Diary<br />

Dates<br />

26 – 28, SEPTEMBER, <strong>2017</strong><br />

PPMA Show <strong>2017</strong><br />

NEC, Birmingham<br />

www.ppmashow.co.uk<br />

6 APRIL<br />

PPMA Seminar<br />

HR for Non-HR<br />

Managers<br />

Marriot Hotel, Northampton<br />

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

www.ppma.co.uk<br />

25 – 26 APRIL<br />

Making<br />

Pharmaceuticals<br />

Ricoh Arena, Coventry<br />

www.makingpharmaceuticals.com<br />

27 APRIL<br />

UKIVA Machine<br />

Vision Conference<br />

Arena MK, Milton Keynes<br />

chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

www.machinevisionconference.com<br />

4 – 10 MAY<br />

interpack <strong>2017</strong><br />

Düsseldorf, Germany<br />

www.interpack.com<br />

14 – 17 JUNE<br />

Propak Asia <strong>2017</strong><br />

Bangkok, Thailand<br />

www.propakasia.com<br />

28 – 30 JUNE<br />

Interphex Japan <strong>2017</strong><br />

Tokyo Big Sight, Japan<br />

www.interphex.jp/en<br />

12 – 14 JULY<br />

Propak China <strong>2017</strong><br />

Shanghai, China<br />

www.propackchina.com<br />

25 – 27 SEPTEMBER<br />

PACK EXPO Las Vegas<br />

Las Vegas, USA<br />

www.packexpolasvegas.com


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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 />

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 />

FILTERS – MAGNETIC<br />

Goudsmit Magnetics Group<br />

Peter Buckley<br />

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

E: pbu@goudsmit.eu<br />

www.goudsmitmagnets.com<br />

LINEAR MOTORS<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Park,<br />

Wokingham, RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077<br />

E: sales@quin.co.uk www.quin.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 />

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 />

CARBON REDUCTION<br />

Birmingham, B11 2BH<br />

T: 07780 470457<br />

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

www.powercapacitors.co.uk<br />

COLOUR 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 />

CONTROL SOFTWARE<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 />

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 />

Baumer Limited<br />

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

E: sales.uk@baumer.com<br />

www.baumer.com<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 />

DATA MATRIX READERS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

E: sales.uk@baumer.com<br />

www.baumer.com<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 />

ENCODERS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

E: sales.uk@baumer.com<br />

www.baumer.com<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 />

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 EFFICIENCY<br />

Birmingham, B11 2BH<br />

T: 07780 470457<br />

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

www.powercapacitors.co.uk<br />

EX-HAZARDOUS AREA EQUIPMENT<br />

FIELDBUS SYSTEMS<br />

Saint-Maurice cedex<br />

Tel : +33 (0) 1 45 11 60 00<br />

E: contact@marechal.com<br />

www.marechal.com<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 />

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 />

Baumer Limited<br />

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

E: sales.uk@baumer.com<br />

www.baumer.com<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 />

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 />

INDUSTRIAL ENERGY SAVING<br />

Birmingham, B11 2BH<br />

T: 07780 470457<br />

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

www.powercapacitors.co.uk<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 />

Baumer Limited<br />

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

E: sales.uk@baumer.com<br />

www.baumer.com<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 />

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 />

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 />

MAGNETIC SENSORS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

E: sales.uk@baumer.com<br />

www.baumer.com<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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

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

Ancillary Equipment<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Park,<br />

Wokingham, RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077<br />

E: sales@quin.co.uk www.quin.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 />

Baumer Limited<br />

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

E: sales.uk@baumer.com<br />

www.baumer.com<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 />

Baumer Limited<br />

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

E: sales.uk@baumer.com<br />

www.baumer.com<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 />

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 />

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 />

RESOLVERS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

E: sales.uk@baumer.com<br />

www.baumer.com<br />

RFID / DATA MATRIX<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 />

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 />

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 />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

SAFETY LIGHT CURTAINS<br />

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: 01606 812 777<br />

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

Baumer Limited<br />

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

E: sales.uk@baumer.com<br />

www.baumer.com<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 />

SERVO CONTROL SYSTEMS<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 />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Park,<br />

Wokingham, RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077<br />

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

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 />

SERVO 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 />

TACHOS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

E: sales.uk@baumer.com<br />

www.baumer.com<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 />

Baumer Limited<br />

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

E: sales.uk@baumer.com<br />

www.baumer.com<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 />

VACUUM GRIPPERS<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 />

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 />

VISION SENSORS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

E: sales.uk@baumer.com<br />

www.baumer.com<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 />

Baumer Limited<br />

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

E: sales.uk@baumer.com<br />

www.baumer.com<br />

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL<br />

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

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

Baumer Limited<br />

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

E: sales.uk@baumer.com<br />

www.baumer.com<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


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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 />

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 />

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 />

Winkworth<br />

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

BLENDING<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

FlexLink Systems Limited<br />

Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN<br />

T: 01908 327200<br />

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

www.flexlink.com<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 />

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 />

Winkworth<br />

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

Coperion K-Tron GB<br />

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

T: 0161 209 4810<br />

E: ckb@coperionktron.com<br />

www@coperionktron.com<br />

JACOB (UK) LTD<br />

T: 01694 722841<br />

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

www.jacob-uk.com<br />

piab<br />

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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

Grote International<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

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

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

COOKING KETTLES<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

COSMETIC & TOILETRY<br />

PROCESSING EQUIPMENT<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 />

DEPOSITORS LIQUIDS/SOLIDS<br />

Grote International<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 />

SP Filling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,<br />

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF<br />

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

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

Steck Depositors Limited<br />

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

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

E: sales@steckdepositors.com<br />

www.steckdepositors.com<br />

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 <strong>March</strong>esini 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 />

EXTRUSION<br />

Silverson Machines Ltd<br />

Waterside, Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 1PQ<br />

T: 01494 786331<br />

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

www.silverson.co.uk<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 />

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 />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com


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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 />

TMG <strong>March</strong>esini 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 />

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 />

FOOD PROCESSING EQUIPMENT<br />

Grote International<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 />

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 />

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL<br />

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

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

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 />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

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

HOMOGENISATION<br />

Silverson Machines Ltd<br />

Waterside, Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 1PQ<br />

T: 01494 786331<br />

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

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 />

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 />

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 />

Winkworth<br />

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

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 International<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 />

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 />

Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2QL<br />

T: 01372 737300 E: sales.vacuum.ln@oerlikon.com<br />

www.oerlikon.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 />

SANDWICH PREPARATION<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

Grote International<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

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

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

SAUSAGE PRODUCTION<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

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 International<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

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

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

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

SMOKE GENERATORS<br />

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 />

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 />

Silverson Machines Ltd<br />

Waterside, Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 1PQ<br />

T: 01494 786331<br />

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

www.silverson.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 />

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

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

www.morton-mixers.co.uk


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Processing 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 />

Winkworth<br />

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

SORTING EQUIPMENT<br />

Scorpion Vision Ltd<br />

Lymington, Hampshire SO41 0ED<br />

T: 01590 679333<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 />