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Issue 4, Volume XXVIII, July/August 2017

The machinery only journal for processing & packaging | www.machineryupdate.co.uk

INSIDE

NEWS

Connecting industry

This issue is dominated by a 42 page feature covering automation,

robotics & vision and is packed with articles about Industry 4.0

and the myriad of enabling technologies to help make this a reality

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NEW MACHINERY

tna has introduced the ropac 5

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due to its patented semi-rotary

bag stacking technology

Find out more on page 14

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PLUS

Registration is open for

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July/August

Contents

7 NEWS

Manufacturing workers in the

UK are confident robots will

not be taking their jobs over

the next decade, says survey

29

12 NEW MACHINERY

Eight pages of new options

include equipment from a

broad technology spectrum

23 INSTALLATIONS

An upgraded production

line is coping with lighter

PET bottles at high speed

32 SPECIAL FEATURE

AUTOMATION, VISION

AND ROBOTICS

This 42 page feature reports

on technology that is, or that

will, help companies adopt

smart manufacturing on the

road to Industry 4.0 uptake

32

REGULAR FEATURES

74 LABELLING,

CODING & MARKING

A range of on-demand label

printers and accessories is

enabling end users to take

label production in-house

76 COMPONENTS

A Gorgonzola producer is using

a centralised vacuum supply to

deliver production gains

80 REGULATIONS

The challenge for global

regulatory authorities is how

to catch up with the Industry

4.0 technological tidal wave

82 WHO WHAT WHERE

People, events and diary dates

83 BUYERS’ GUIDES

Machinery and services

EDITOR:

Gail Hunt

PUBLISHING MANAGER:

Bill Lake

BUYERS GUIDE CO-ORDINATOR:

Chris Valdes

ARTWORK CONTRIBUTOR:

Barry Heath

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PPMA matters

Getting to grips

with the smart

new factory

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WE’VE BEEN AROUND FOR OVER 50 YEARS

Conveyor

rollers

Mark Williamson

CHAIRMAN PPMA GROUP OF ASSOCIATIONS

(INCORPORATING PPMA, BARA AND UKIVA)

Welcome to the largest ever July/August issue of

Machinery Update. This edition is of particular

interest to me as the feature topics not only touch

on my industry sector of machine vision, but also encompass

the growing conversation about Industry 4.0, automation and

robotics. While these are hot topics in their own right, hence

the need to make this a bumper issue, I believe combining all

three subjects will have significant impact on the processing

and packaging machinery industry in future years.

To many, Industry 4.0 is still just hype and theory however that

is changing faster than you think. I sit on the VDMA (German

machinery association) machine vision board which has been a

staunch promoter of Industry 4.0 or the so-called smart factory.

Indeed, its importance is now seeing new standards frameworks

emerging across a wide range of industries and technologies.

Industry 4.0 is just hype

to many, but our 42 page feature

shows how fast it is developing

At a recent conference, I learnt about case studies where

manufacturing, inspection and ERP systems are tightly integrated

while production equipment’s health is monitored, providing

predictive maintenance alerts and providing an overview of

the equipment utilisation across an entire factory. Exciting stuff

and, as Karen Carpenter once sang, it’s only just begun!

It will not be long before processing and packaging machinery

purchasers will expect machines to be compatible with their

own smart factories and it is great we are seeing the standards

and initiatives to help develop this further.

I believe that coverage in Machinery Update on these topics

is critical for the industry to get to grips with what is ahead

and the opportunities these technologies can bring. And how

to get started in this area forms the backbone of our 42 page

feature in this issue (see page 32).

Going back to my roots, it is 25 years since the UKIVA was

founded, just a few years after I started in this industry. Turn to

page 36 for a history lesson about the association’s formation

and its coverage in this magazine though to the current day as

a special interest group of the PPMA. In particular, I would like

to pay tribute to the late Don Braggins who was instrumental in

starting the association, running it for many years and ensuring

it continued to prosper by passing the administration of the

UKIVA to the PPMA as he retired.

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News

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imPacked was held in Nottingham

In-house event saw

new kit launched

for various markets

Hayssen Flexible Systems

held its week-long packaging

event in June where its own

equipment was demonstrated,

along with other company’s

machinery supplied by

Accraply, BW Containers,

Interactive Coding Equipment,

Jacob White and Yamato Scale

Dataweigh.

Billed as the largest in-house

packaging event in the UK,

Hayssen’s imPacked 2017

demonstrated a range of

food packaging machinery

in operation for a variety of

market sectors including a

new bagger from Hayssen

itself (more details page 20).

Sales and marketing

director, EMEA Tony Crofts

was delighted with the

attendance during the week.

PROGRAMME LOWERS THE AUTOMATION BARRIER

Helping with robot literacy

Universal Robots has developed its own Robots Academy, a free of

charge e-learning programme containing six modules designed to

maximise user engagement among students. The company believes

facilitating knowledge creation and access to the latest cobots will

attract more young people to help meet the looming skills gap in

manufacturing industry across Britain.

www.universal-robots.com

British workers are

confident that robots

won’t take their jobs

Manufacturing workers

in the UK are confident

robots will not be

taking their jobs over the

next decade, according to

a survey commissioned by

Epson. More than six in 10

(62%) said manufacturing

roles will evolve rather than

be replaced, while 59% are

confident machines will not

be able to replicate human

qualities like flexibility,

creativity and reaction.

While confident about

retaining their jobs, British

workers expressed optimism

about the impact of technology

on the manufacturing sector.

More than two thirds (68%)

think the quality of goods

will increase as the result of

innovation, while 64% agree

that technology will reduce

the impact on the environment.

Workers did share some

concerns about the role of

robots in manufacturing.

Over seven in ten (72%) think

Jobs will evolve and not be replaced

robots will be able to take

on more complex tasks that

would take humans longer

to master. Almost two thirds

(64%) are concerned about

cyber security, seeing it as the

greatest obstacle to innovation.

• Our annual feature covering

automation, robotics and

vision systems starts on page 32.

Industry needs to

address its archaic

image to the young

The MTA (Manufacturing

Technologies Association)

CEO James Selka used his key

note speech at the National

Manufacturing Debate hosted

by Cranfield University in

May to highlight the importance

of industry collaboration in

tackling the skills gap.

He highlighted that the image

of manufacturing is still a

barrier for recruiting new talent.

“We need to refute

the pervasive myth that

manufacturing is dirty,

dangerous and a dead end,”

he said. “Whereas modern

manufacturing is clinical, it is

clean and that jobs in it come

with remarkable opportunities.”

PPMA Show

shines light

on industry

The PPMA Show 2017 returns

to reveal the best of global

manufacturing innovation from

26-28 September 2017 at

the NEC Birmingham.

Seen as the UK’s unmissable,

free-to-attend, processing and

packaging machinery exhibition,

it will provide manufacturers with

insights into the latest machinery

products, technologies and

materials. Registration is now

open and easier than ever before

– taking less than three minutes

for attendees to secure.

Organised by the Processing

and Packaging Machinery

Association (PPMA), the show

will offer visitors a chance to

see new machinery in action,

find inspiration, new ideas and

solutions, gain access to potential

new suppliers and evaluate and

purchase the latest technology

as well as talk face-to-face with

the industry’s leading technical

experts across all sectors.

The PPMA Show 2017 will also

feature all-new entertainment and

interactive features, including a

computer-controller goalkeeper,

known as RoboKeeper. Described

as the World’s Best Goalie, the

RoboKeeper has already taken

on the likes of footballers Lionel

Messi and Neymar and will

challenge visitors to try and score

a goal live at the exhibition.

The RoboKeeper uses cuttingedge

robotics and vision

technology, reacting within

fractions of a second.

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News

Survey reveals worrying gaps in

training schemes for Industry 4.0

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• Muscle or ground meat

• Poultry trimmings

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• Ice cream and dairy products

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Asurvey commissioned

by Bosch Rexroth has

revealed worrying gaps

in training provision and

readiness for Industry 4.0

in the UK engineering and

manufacturing sectors.

The survey revealed that

two-thirds of respondents were

not aware of Industry 4.0 and

the majority of those that were

aware of it are not undertaking

specific Industry 4.0 training.

Meanwhile, 40% identified

gaps in training for automated

production processes and

more than half viewed finding

the right training course to

meet employee needs a major

challenge.

WEAK TRAINING OFFER

Entitled ‘Tackling the training

gap in UK manufacturing:

remaining competitive in

rapidly changing times’, the

survey was undertaken by

the Institute of Engineering

and Technology. It garnered

responses from about 100

decision makers within the

sector and it covered topics

including the structure

of training, Industry 4.0,

apprenticeships, links to

academia and maintenance.

The study revealed that

in as many as a quarter of

companies, less than 10

hours of training is delivered

to employees each year on

average. Meanwhile, results

found there was no widespread

optimism around a greater

commitment to, and role for,

training in the next five years.

Automated production

processes and modern

automation techniques

were identified as the areas

where the greatest gaps in

knowledge exist.

There was some optimism

in the area of apprenticeships,

with most companies taking on

apprentices each year.

W www.boschrexroth.com/en/

gb/training/index


News

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Larger facility allows a

united growth strategy

Manufacturer of

automation and

industrial robotic

solutions Fanuc UK has

officially opened its new

headquarters at Ansty Park,

Coventry.

The result of an investment

of more than £19 million,

the new 107,000sq ft facility

highlights the significant

growth the company has

experienced over recent

years, as well as its unified

approach for the future.

This new headquarters is four

times larger than its previous

location and will enable the

business to further develop

its offering and strengthen

its position in the market.

Crucially, all aspects of the

business will operate under

one roof, while the three-storey

building is also home

to a design, manufacturing

and training facility, offices

and showroom area.

The business specialises in

factory automation, which is

split across three categories:

robotics, machine tools and

factory automation systems.

Training is a vital and

The capacity at the new facility can be increased in the future by at least 25%

growing part of the company’s

offering and the expansion

of the UK facility has helped

to enhance its training

academy’s capabilities through

the introduction of a new

advanced course for more

experienced engineers.

The dedicated suite consists

of four training rooms, each

of which caters for up to eight

students at any one time.

The Academy houses eight

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robots of various sizes, as well

as 12 simulators for factory

automation. Programmes are

offered on Fanuc technologies

such as Roboguide and

iRVision, while bespoke

training can be created based

on individual customer

application requirements.

All courses provide practical,

hands-on training exploring

the areas of programming

and maintenance.

Share deal between

two Italian giants to

benefit integrators

Robopac and Ocme have signed

a share deal with the purpose of

developing a corporate growth

strategy with a clear international

vision. The ‘local for local’ policy

is designed to bring them closer

to their customers and system

integrators, and for them to

be a strong and reliable partner

in the global market.

The companies operate with

manufacturing and local service

centres in: USA, Brazil, China,

Mexico, UK, Spain, France,

Germany, and Russia as well

as in Italy, in the heart of the

Packaging Valley.

Thanks to this strategic

agreement, the two companies

strengthen their own product

ranges and increase their capacity

for innovation in the market

place. It is designed to deliver

the most efficient machines with

the best after-sales service.

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News

How to get

ready for

Industry 4.0

Mitsubishi Electric has launched

a 28 page white paper that sets

out to explain the background,

consider the challenges and

offer solutions to the adoption

of Industry 4.0 related technologies

and solutions. It is designed to give

a practical viewpoint of the current

situation for many plants, the

challenges to be faced and how

to plan to achieve the end goal

of a smart factory.

Industry 4.0 – The road

to digitalisation in future

manufacturing is a comprehensive

document that introduces the

concept, outlines the opportunities

and challenges as well as

explaining the current and future

state of Industry 4.0. A section

covering network requirements

and help with strategic planning

on the road to digitalisation is

also included.

One of the paper’s conclusions

is that the speed and scale of

future technology development

ensures that Industry 4.0 will

become a common feature of

manufacturing industry within

a few years. Another is that the

road to digitalisation may be

challenging but by approaching

the task in a structured manner

and ensuring that any return on

investment can be seen for each

phase of the project, delivering

smart manufacturing can be

achieved today.

• Turn to page 58 to find

Mitsubishi’s marketing &

operations group manager

Chris Evans talk further about

smart manufacturing.

Strapping company is

enjoying 80th birthday

Gordian Strapping

is celebrating its

80th anniversary by

launching a new StraPack

strapping machine from

parent company StraPack,

one of three machines to be

introduced this year.

The company has come

a long way since setting up

in London in 1937 to supply

wire strapping equipment.

Its product offering today

has evolved into high speed

automatic equipment and

plastic consumable packaging

materials. In concept,

however, it still provides the

same packaging securement

solution it did 80 years ago.

Gordian says it is the

largest volume seller of

automatic and semi-automatic

strapping machines in the

UK, and the business is

growing; achieving record

sales turnover in each of the

last three years. “Gordian

Strapping prides itself on

continuous improvement,

consistent quality and on time

delivery and installation,”

says Andrew Lea, managing

director of Gordian.

“We will continue to work

OAL is building a new facility

in Peterborough to support

its APRIL robotics systems.

The new facility will support

a growing order book as food

manufacturers seek to avoid

rising costs in the UK and

Europe through productivity

improvements.

“We’re committed to

eliminating manual handling

in the front end of food

processing, and the new

APRIL facility gives our team

a great space to develop and

L-R: Gordian Strapping’s Daren Spice and Andrew Lea celebrate success

extremely closely with our

customers to deliver tailored

solutions that will maximise

the effectiveness of our

packaging systems.”

This year, Gordian will

launch three new StraPack

machines to the UK market:

the RQ8GL, SQ800 and UB19.

The RQ8GL and UB19 are

additions to the standard

StraPack range and run

ultra-thin polypropylene strap

(0.28mm and 0.2mm thick

respectively) at a speed of up

to 48 and 38 straps per minute.

New robotics production facility will give

more resource for Peterborough-based firm

demonstrate what that means

for food manufacturers,”

says Harry Norman, owner/

managing director at OAL.

Demonstrations of the

technology will take place

at the factory opening on

Thursday 18 January, next

year. This event will coincide

with the Food Manufacturing

2013 conference.

The conference will look to

the future of producing food.

An artists impression of new facility

The SQ800 is a brand

new, high-speed automatic

strapping machine which

uses a brushless DC motor

to deliver less maintenance

and more uptime.

The SQ800 is the successor

to the market leading RQ8

series and runs at up to

55 straps per minute.

The company also sells

automated pallet strapping,

wrapping and hooding

systems from OMS along with

case erection and sealing

equipment from Lantech.


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New Machinery

Coding systems offer a

range of benefits for all

At interpack, Rea Jet

introduced a range of

coding and marking

systems along with mobile and

static code verifiers and a new

operating concept designed

to work across all of the

equipment produced by the

company.

The Rea Titan Platform

operating system is said to

represent the most diverse

and future-proof operating

and control system available.

Thanks to this uniform

operating concept throughout

all Rea coding and marking

technologies, every system

can be operated once the

operating logic is learned and

understood. Thus, no further

training is necessary for

operating other ink or

laser systems.

In addition to cost and time

savings, the risk of human

error is also reduced.

At the show, a new

generation of the globally

established large character

ink jet printers: Rea Jet DOD 2.0

was launched. The production

speed achieved is 600m a

minute, while its print head

durability has also been

increased. Another new family

member of the Titan platform

is the new continuous small

character inkjet printer, the

SC 2.0. This system can

print in up to eight lines at

48 vertical pixels, says the

company.

Also introduced was the

VeriPad, which is described

as the first mobile verification

device for 1D and 2D codes

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The new Rea Verifier VeriPad for mobile verification of 1D and 2D codes

which is operated via a 9.7in

touch tablet. The big screen

provides a comprehensive

overview and the measuring

optic can be rotated up to

180deg and guarantees best

code verification on both flat

and shaped bodies.

Meanwhile, the Rea Verifier

PC-Scan LD4 unit was also

introduced.

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W wwww.reajet.co.uk

Smart glasses can

deliver real time

machine support

Remote Assist is a service

concept which enables Romaco

to support machines in real time.

Four machines at interpack were

equipped with smart glasses and

the technology permits virtual

communication between machine

operators and service technicians.

These internet-enabled smart

glasses allow Romaco’s machines

to be monitored from a distance

by connecting its technicians to

the machine operator at the user

via a Wi-Fi interface, anywhere in

the world. Customers requiring

urgent assistance to operate its

equipment can now opt for virtual

support from Romaco.

A camera integrated in the

glasses transfers its perspective

of the machine directly to the

Romaco hotline employee’s

monitor so the support team

can take action.

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Production speeds continue

during film reel changeovers

KHS has developed a

film storage facility

that enables automatic

changeovers from one reel

to the next on its packaging

machinery. This means it is

no longer necessary to stop

the machine or throttle the

production speed.

“In applying this principle

often found on printing

presses, production isn’t

interrupted and efficiency

is boosted,” says Karl-Heinz

Klumpe, product manager for

packaging at KHS. This new

level of efficiency is brought

about by a built-in buffer; once

the current reel of film has

been unravelled to a certain

minimum, the storage facility

is automatically filled parallel

to production.

WITH A STOP OF UP TO

21 SECONDS PER REEL,

1.2%

more capacity can be achieved

per year in a two-shift operation

The switch is triggered by

a sensor which scans the

diameter of the active film reel

and recognises when a change

of reel is imminent, once the

store has been filled and the

active reel reduced to the

absolute minimum.

“After switching over to

the film store, the usual film

splicing process begins,”

explains Klumpe. “This joins

the reel which was previously

active to the new one.”

Thanks to the size of the

storage facility and the very

short time needed for film

splicing, there is enough cooling

time to create a stable splicing

seam. This function can also

be retrofitted on existing

systems to process shrink film.

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Labelling, New Machinery Coding & Marking

Detecting

metals with

more ‘smart’

Mettler-Toledo Safeline has

launched a series of enhanced

features for profile throat

metal detectors and gravity fall

systems. These enhancements

have been designed to allow

manufacturers to benefit from

increased productivity, enhanced

brand protection and improved

product and process quality.

The four new elements:

reduced test mode (RT),

automatic test system (ATS),

eDrive and emulation, are aimed

at making metal detection a

smoother, safer, less disruptive

process that adds to the

profitability of operations.

RT enables a significant

reduction in the frequency of

metal detector testing.

“We have a customer in the

UK that, since applying RT now

tests every 12 hours not every two

hours, which gives them a major

productivity benefit,” says Mike

Bradley, head of sales at

Mettler-Toledo. “Testing still takes

between three and five minutes,

but now they only have to do it

twice a day,” he continues.

In order to reduce this five

minute testing window, the ATS

was developed to keep downtime

to a minimum. ATS automatically

introduces three test pieces into

the metal detector’s aperture at

the touch of a button.

In terms of performance, new

eDrive technology drives greater

power to the transmit coil of

the metal detector, enabling it

to detect significantly smaller

real life metal contaminants

and systems fitted with eDrive

can deliver up to 20% increased

spherical sensitivity, says Mettler.

The fourth element, called

emulation, allows operators to

mirror the HMI of one or multiple

metal detectors onto remote

networked devices, including

mobile phones, tablets and

also laptops.

T 0161 848 8636

W www.mt.com/metaldetection

Side-load case packer

offers speedy benefits

tna has

launched the

ropac 5 ultra

high speed case

packer for flexible

bags that is

capable of speeds

of up to 300 bags

a minute.

Part of the

company’s

performance

5.0 packaging

systems, the

ropac 5 is the first

side-load case

packer that uses

tna’s patented

semi-rotary bag stacking

technology to pack small

to medium, pillow-style

snack bags quickly and

efficiently into secondary

containers. With its compact

design, the cartoner is

said to offer snack food

manufacturers double the

average case packing speeds

in a small footprint.

Contrary to the majority

of case packers that employ

vacuum pick and drop

technology, the ropac is

Two new additions to

Videojet’s range of thermal

transfer overprinters (TTO)

were unveiled at interpack.

The new DataFlex 6350 and

6330 have been developed

to minimise production

downtime, reduce waste

and increase code accuracy.

Within these systems

comes Videojet iAssure that

automatically checks every

code printed to ensure it

matches what the printer

expected to produce. iAssure

also proactively identifies

The high speed case packer from tna forms part of the performance 5.0 packaging system

based on tna’s own semirotary

bag stacking motion.

Using continuously revolving

horizontal platforms that

can accommodate multiple

rows of bags, this system is

able to quickly and efficiently

form, lower and side-load

vertical stack of bags into

secondary packaging such

as boxes.

This stacking technology

delivers the speeds of up to

300 bags a minute.

The semi-rotary bag

stacking system also

avoids bags being gripped

and dropped by vacuum

heads, ensuring that each

bag is handled with care,

minimising the risk of

product breakage and any

missed bags.

In addition, the machine

features semi-automatic

changeovers that take less

than ten minutes to complete,

without any tools.

T 0121 628 8900

W www.tnasolutions.com

Thermal transfer overprinters introduced

to offer features that ensure code quality

The DataFlex

6350 and 6330

were introduced

by Videojet

print defects and can detect

situations where operator

intervention is required, such

as a dirty printhead that needs

cleaning, a ribbon wrinkle

that doesn’t self-correct,

or where an adjustment to

the printhead is required to

improve overall print quality.

“No other TTO printers

on the market have these

capabilities,” says Anthony

Blencow, business unit

director, cij at Videojet.

T 0800 500 3023

W www.videojet.co.uk


Components

www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST 2017 MACHINERY UPDATE 15

Stretch wrap is applied

with economic benefits

New weigher enhances hygiene

Weigher design

allows for easy

access cleaning

Ishida has expanded its highperformance

hygienic multihead

weighers for fresh and frozen

applications. It has introduced

a range of models with a new

open frame design that allows

fast and easy access for cleaning

and inspections, particularly in

the timing hopper area.

The new design for the Ishida

CCW-RV 10 and 14 head WP

waterproof models means there

is no conventional base unit

to restrict access to the lower

contact parts. In addition, the

design allows the weigher to be

positioned lower in the separating

floor of a factory while the frame

itself can also be integrated into a

concrete floor and sealed.

T 0121 607 7700

W www.ishidaeurope.com

Qimarox has released an

improved version of its

standard OEM stretch

wrapper introduced by the

materials handling components

company last year.

New on this version is

the patented tensioning

arms which stretch the

film wrap over the products.

The lack of a framework, in

which the tensioning arms

are traditionally connected,

also improves the flexibility

of the design.

Guidepost positions are

determined in the project

specifications, allowing

the stretch wrapper to meet

specific customer demands.

This also allows pallets to be

processed from two different

directions, allowing the

machine to be used in corners.

The compact stretch hood

machine has four tensioning

arms that can stretch a wrap

taut, and pull it over the

loaded pallet. When the

tensioning arms release the

stretch hood, the boxes, bags

or other products on the pallet

are secured. Because the

tensioning arms can move

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This is the improved version of the standard stretch wrapper from Qimarox

horizontally in two directions,

it can wrap any size of pallet,

says Qimarox.

Like all its other components,

such as palletisers and

vertical conveyors, Qimarox

supplies the stretch wrapper

to specialised certified system

partners without a control

system. This means control

systems can be combined with

other end of line packaging

components for ease of use

by the end user.

T 00 31 341 436 700

W www.qimarox.com

Lantech modular case erector capable

of up to 30 erected cases per minute

• Unique vacuum pick up frame

• Ergonomic magazine for easy filling of case blanks

• Small footprint

• Easy size change from one format to another

• Supplied as a hot melt glue option or adhesive tape

• Colour operator touch screen panel

• Can be a stand-alone machine or integrated into

other machinery

• Installed and commissioned with after sales support

C1000/2000

case erector

from Lantech

17 Elizabeth Court, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 8PF

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


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New Machinery

Thermoformer design delivers

optimum product performance

At interpack, Multivac

launched its X-line

thermoforming

packaging machine that

includes a whole host

of new features. As a result

of its seamless digitalisation,

comprehensive sensor

system and networking

with the Multivac Cloud,

the X-line creates a new

dimension when it comes to

packaging reliability, quality,

performance and future proof

technology, said the company.

OPTIMUM SET UP TIME

In operation, the Multivac

Pack Pilot enables the

machine to be set up to the

optimum level using machine

control support. When new

recipes are created, the

machine parameterises itself

to the optimum operating

point, using the die set data

and the features for the pack,

product and packaging

material that have been

selected by the user.

This means that the

machine can be used without

special operator knowledge.

Pack Pilot has access

As an option, the X-tools can be designed with a narrower edge trim width

so film trim is reduced by up to 30% and also to aid operating reliability

to comprehensive expert

knowledge, which benefits

from process data from

over 1,000 new packaging

solutions per year.

The X-line produces packs

with maximum packaging

reliability, consistent quality

and very high output without

production loss during any

machine start-up.

This leads to significant

savings in product, packaging

materials and production

time, said Multivac.

The X-line has a very

high level of sensor control,

whereby the Multi Sensor

Control captures all the

relevant parts of the process.

Using closed control circuits,

the sensor system constantly

captures a wide range of

process values, such as

for forming, evacuation

and sealing.

ALL IS INTEGRATED

Even the forming and sealing

dies are integrated into the

sensor control via electronic

sensor modules.

The intuitive HMI 3 Multi-

Touch user interface is

high-resolution and is

equivalent to the operating

logic of today’s mobile devices.

It enables the operating

processes to be controlled

even more easily and reliably,

and it can be individually set

to the particular operator.

This includes different

access rights and operating

languages. User login is

contactless by means of RFID

chip cards. All the relevant

machine parameters are

displayed on one screen page.

A new die generation called

X-tools is designed to offer

low operating costs.

T 001793 425800

W wwww.multivac.co.uk


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New Machinery

Flexible screw conveyor with

trough hopper is flexible unit

A

new flexible screw

conveyor with trough

hopper from Flexicon

can receive material from

multiple outlets of feeders,

grinders, blenders and other

process equipment.

The hopper features an

extended length charging

adapter that exposes 1143mm

of the flexible screw rotating

within an included U-shaped

trough to charge material

entering the hopper at any

point. The rugged inner

screw is the only moving part

contacting material, and is

offered in numerous designs

to handle both free and non

free flowing materials

including products that packs,

cakes or smears, with

no separation of blends.

Degradation is minimised on unit

Material exits the conveyor

below the rive point,

precluding contact with

bearings or seals.

The hopper is equipped

with a stainless steel grate for

worker safety.

Smooth, crevice free

surfaces of the screw and

tube interior allow in-place

flushing with water, steam

or cleaning solutions through

a lower clean-out cap and/or

upper discharge housing.

The flexible screw can also

be removed through the

clean-out for separate

sanitising and inspection

of the polymer conveyor tube

and stainless steel hopper,

as well as the screw.

T 01227 374710

W www.flexicon.co.uk


Components

www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST 2017 MACHINERY UPDATE 19

Bread dough mixers are

best for test and lab uses

General residues can be cleaned

Cabinet-style washer

can be customised

for many returnables

Industrial Washing Machines

has developed a new cabinetstyle

washing machine that can

be readily customised to provide

high-performance washing and,

where necessary, sanitising

for a wide variety of returnable

transit containers including

pallet boxes, bins and bin lids.

The new machines can be

configured for applications in

the food industry, and in other

industry sectors including

automotive manufacture.

Designed with efficiency and

cost-effective operation in mind,

the new cabinet washers feature

robust, easy to clean construction

and an intuitive operator

interface. The throughput is

dependent on the degree and

type of soiling but the machine is

typically capable of achieving up

to 20 cycles per hour.

T 0121 459 9511

W www.indwash.co.uk

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Two machines for test

bakery and laboratory

applications have been

added to the range of Baker

Perkins Tweedy bread dough

mixers – the Tweedy 8 and

Tweedy 20 have maximum

batch capacities of 8 and

20kg respectively.

They are intended for use

by high-output bakeries for

development work on new

products; ingredient suppliers

working on new formulations

to improve high-speed mixing;

and research organisations

studying high speed mixing

and other aspects of the bread

making process. Applications

in artisan scale bakeries,

bagel, pastry and other bakery

sectors are also anticipated

by the company.

The small batch size is

ideal for research and testing

purposes: a viewing port in

the lid allows progress of the

mix cycle to be monitored and

process parameters can be

repeatedly changed to analyse

and assess results. For even

greater flexibility, the batch size

may be reduced by up to 50%

without affecting the process.

Tweedy mixing systems are used for the complete range of bread doughs

All the important process

control features found on

the production mixers are

incorporated, including

variable speed control and

pressure-vacuum mixing for

enhanced texture control.

This allows exact replication

of the process of production

scale systems, enabling new

product developments to be

successfully scaled up to full

production.

The machine is compact

with an integrated control

panel and mounted on

wheels for easy mobility.

The mixing bowl has an

electric tilt mechanism for

easy discharge.

T 01733 283000

W www.bakerperkins.com

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Labelling, New Machinery Coding & Marking

Making the

most of joint

bakery offer

GEA Comas and GEA Imaforni

joined together to present their

range of integrated bakery

solutions at interpack securing

order agreements in the bakery

segment for approximately

¤ 10 million during the event.

The show was the first time

the two baking specialists had

come together to exhibit as part

of GEA. The stand was therefore

designed to show visitors

that GEA is a single business

partner for complete solutions

in industrial bakery applications

with the opportunity to access

a wider and more complete

technology and application range.

“It was great to have GEA

Comas and GEA Imaforni

together under one roof,” said

Marco Gandini, head of bakery

applications for GEA.

“It’s obvious from the value of

the orders taken, and the level of

general interest shown by visitors

in our combined offering that

they like having the opportunity

of complete production lines.”

Technologies on show

included: GEA Imaforni hard

biscuit and cracker sheeting line;

GEA integrated solution for soft

biscuit and cookie production

line featuring a GEA Comas

co-extruder and a GEA Imaforni

rotary moulder; a high-capacity

GEA Comas cupcake production

with GEA Imaforni tunnel oven;

and GEA Comas Tartomatic

compact pie machine.

T 01908 513500

W www.gea-foodsolutions.com

Combined competence on show

Bagger offers hygiene

to challenging sectors

Hayssen Flexible

Systems launched

its vertical form, fill

and seal (VFFS) machine

at its imPacked in-house

exhibition in June.

This bagger is available in

two versions and offers high

speed intermittent motion

with precise film control.

Called Verus, the machine

demonstrated in Beeston

had already been sold to a

cheese company.

The flexible bagger

produces a large range of

bag styles including quad,

block bottom, gusseted,

pillow, strip and resealable

zipper. Sealing systems

are available for PE and/or

heatseal materials.

“The high operational

efficiency of the Verus is

achieved by its reliable,

functional and durable

design and construction,

but also its ease of use,

operation and maintenance,”

says Tony Crofts, sales and

marketing director, EMEA

at Hayssen. “Bag format

changeovers are a matter

When gas analysis in food

packaging gets difficult,

for instance when tiny

particles in fine-grained

foods clog the filters of gas

analysers, back-purging keeps

the lines clear.

These foods pose a

challenge to any quality

inspector but this new

development from Witt is

extending the service life of

these devices significantly.

“Gas analysers do have

built-in filters to protect

the pump and sensor,”

Two versions of the Verus VFFS

machine are available: the 35 and

the 45. Both these machines handle

various flat bag widths efficiently

of minutes between simple

format sizes.”

Up to 110 bags a minute,

depending on bag

style and size, can

be achieved on the

machine.

The Verus 35

handles flat bag

widths between

50 and 320mm

while the Verus 45

version handles

flat bag widths of

a minimum 70mm

and a maximum

of 400mm.

“With its

multitude of

features and

options, we believe

the Verus bagger is one of

the most versatile, efficient

and competitive machines on

the market,” says Crofts.

Also demonstrated during

the week-long open house

event was the Hayssen DoyZip

380 that was launched at

interpack in May. Croft says

the machine can produce the

biggest Doy bag available

– with a height of 380mm –

along with other bag formats.

T 0115 967 8787

W www.hayssen.com

Back-purging device helps to keep lines

clear by keeping gas analysers working

says Martin Bender from

Witt. “However, clogging is

unavoidable when particles

get sucked in.” Thanks to

Witt’s new back-purging filter,

this is now a thing of the past.

The device is built into the

suction pipe, where it does

its job automatically.

FOODSTUFFS HANDLED

Whether handling milk

powder, coffee or flour dust,

the back-purging device

registers the accumulation

of particles on the filter, from

the resultant line pressure

increase. If the filter gets

clogged, it is blown clean

from behind.

It is also possible to run

this filter flushing manually.

No changes to the gas

analyser are required and

even the filters remain

untouched.

The device’s stainless steel

housing measures 172 x 242

x 343mm and it uses a 230 V

power supply.

T 01925 234466

W www.wittgas.com


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Installation News

www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST 2017 MACHINERY UPDATE 23

Press-fit lidder offers a range

of efficient and reliable gains

Cleaning products

manufacturer Star

Brands has increased the

efficiency and reliability of its

high speed filling line since

installing a new hygienic

design press-fit lidding

machine from Partners in

Packaging (PiP) to apply lids

to tubs of soap powder.

Built by PiP in the UK, to

GMP standards with a balcony

style design, the new R Series

uses the well proven rotary

pick and place mechanism for

picking and presenting the

lids to the incoming product.

In operation, four driven

pick heads rotating on

planetary gears and driven

by an intermittent drive

servo motor, pick the lid from

the magazine using suction

heads. Pots arriving from

upstream are policed into

the machine on the transport

conveyor using a simple

gating mechanism to ensure

a minimum gap is achieved,

and the leading edge of the

pot picks up on the lid which

is presented at an angle to

the pot itself.

As the pick head rotates, lid

The new R Series press-fit lidder can cope with speeds of up to 120 a minute

placement is completed and

the lid compression conveyor

then snaps the lid into place.

“The use of four pick heads

means the machine runs at

an extremely relaxed rate,

presenting the lids to the

incoming pots before being

snapped into place using the

integral compression belt,”

explains Paul Kirby, operations

director at Star Brands.

“The R Series lidder is part

of a high speed filling line

and we find it to be a good

workhorse, offering high

efficiencies and reliability,”

he continues. “It has a very

compact footprint, and is

simple to operate and also

size change.”

Specified to handle two

sizes of product for this

application, the R Series lidder

takes a maximum of a couple

of minutes to change size,

says director at PiP Duncan

Macintyre. The pick head

height is adjustable using a

handwheel located at the front

of the machine, and different

lid sizes are accommodated

using a quick change

magazine mask which is

pre-set to the required

parameters.

Supplied in left and right

hand versions, the R Series is

available in either intermittent

drive or continuous drive with

scroll-policing of incoming

products for speeds of up to

120 a minute. The machine

has a touch screen HMI with

simple to navigate menus, and

full height guard doors on the

front of the machine for total

access to the product.

T 01706 369000

W www.partnersinpackaging.com

Henderson Food Machinery Company – Working in Partnership

Henderson Food Machinery, Irelands’ Largest Supplier of New & Used Food Processing

and Packaging Equipment has signed a joint partnership agreement with Moody Process

Equipment for them to market the range of equipment HFM offers to customers in

Ireland.

“This venture represents the final piece of the HFM strategy,” said Managing Director

David Henderson. HFM states it wants to tap in to demand in England, Wales & Scotland

and Moody Process Equipment are the ideal partner to work with going forward in the

future.

Based in Retford, Nottinghamshire, Moody Process Equipment have a strong Sales &

Marketing team, with excellent after-sales service on the wide range of equipment on

offer.

Malcom Wilkinson, Director of Moody Process Equipment will head up the team in the

UK, and stated this is exciting times for the food industry, especially with all the quality

machinery on offer.

Henderson Food Machinery and Moody Process Equipment will be offering an extensive

range of new processing and packaging machinery from Slicing, Dicing, Mincing, Sieving,

Grinding, Shredding, Cooking & Cooling, Mixing, Depositing, Tumbling, Tray Sealing,

Thermoforming, End of Line Hygiene Equipment and many more applications.

“HENDERSON FOOD MACHINERY is

delighted to announce that it has been

appointed as the exclusive distributor for

Porlanmaz Bakery Equipment in the UK

and Ireland. Porlanmaz has been

manufacturing bakery equipment in

Turkey since 2001 and is renowned

internationally for its top quality

products, quality control and post

production after sales service.Please

contact Henderson Food Machinery for

more information on the Porlanmaz range

of ovens, dough processing and all your bakery machinery

requirements”.

Henderson Food Machinery

www.hendersonfoodmachinery.com

E: sales@hendersonfoodmachinery.com

Tel: +4428 9099 4202

Moody Process Equipment

www.moodyprocessingequipment.co.uk

E: malcolm.wilkinson@moodyprocessingequipment.co.uk

Tel: +44 7970 947155


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Installation News

Pick and place robots deliver

gentle and efficient handling

The Delfi solution from Bosch Packaging Technology has worked well as the rusk manufacturer Brandt has boosted line output significantly at its site

German food company

Brandt is using flexible

robotic technology from

Bosch which is delivering

gentle and accurate handling

for its traditional rusks

with irregular surfaces or a

premium chocolate coating.

The flavour coatings

applied to some rusk types

is a new departure for the

company and initially, created

some packaging challenges.

The freshly baked rusk

slices are randomly placed

on the conveyor belt during

production and to pack the

slices into paper trays, the

company was looking for

highly versatile pick and

place technology.

Products needed to be

oriented and positioned with

accuracy, and in straight lines,

with quality checks to ensure

that only products meeting

the quality standards were

packaged. Moreover, gentle

handling was essential,

particularly for rusks with

irregular surfaces or the new

premium chocolate coating.

A Delfi feed placer, which

features an integrated vision

system and three Delta

robots from Bosch Packaging

Technology was selected for

the task.

“We were confident that

Bosch had asked the right

questions, really addressed

our product

needs and come

up with the most

suitable solution

for us,” explains

Marco Geimer,

plant manager

of the Brandt

plant in Ohrdruf,

Germany, the

man behind the

decision to buy

the machine.

The Delfi

solution has

worked well

as the rusk

manufacturer

was able to

boost its output

significantly.

This increase can

be attributed to both a

higher pick and place speed

and also a lower rejection rate

which results from gentler

product handling. Two end

effectors per robot pick the

rusk slices and place them

into the infeed chain of the

downstream tray loader.

Product handling is more

hygienic on the new line

Here, the products are lifted

up very carefully by Venturibased

end effectors because

this approach ensures that

the robots’ air tubes are

protected from

contamination

with product

particles.

“The machine

is designed

to handle 390

products per

minute,” says

Geimer.

“We are looking

to achieve this

quantity by

optimising

the entire

production

process step

by step.”

It was

important

for Brandt

to pack the

various types of rusks, with

their different properties, on

a single line. Currently, the

Delfi system is handling four

different flavours including

rusks with a chocolate or a

coconut coating.

And the Delfi feed placer

is also able to handle any

increased volumes in the

future. The integrated and

camera-based vision system

ensures precise picking and

placing by recording all

products before they are being

picked up by the robots.

Via parameter settings of

the vision system, new

product formats can be added

and easily simulated on the

human machine interface

(HMI), says Bosch.

This can be executed

without using actual products

and during production.

New product types also

present the company with

novel challenges from a

quality assurance perspective

but the new system

performs continuous quality

inspections which were

previously done manually.

“Product handling is now

more hygienic and efficient

than ever,” says Geimer.

“The Delfi picker is working

so perfectly that we’re

even receiving feedback

from employees when the

production process on other

machines isn’t working quite

so well.”

T 01332 626262

W www.boschpackaging.com


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Installation News

Twin aperture detector

brings operational gain

Family baker Borgesius

recently took delivery

of a new twin lane

multi-aperture Stealth metal

detector for its Amsterdam

factory that was built in the

UK by Fortress Technology.

Dutch manufacturer Jansen

Control Systems supplied

the customised installation,

integrating the twin-aperture

single metal detector with a

new section of robust, easy to

clean conveyor. Two special

reject systems, one for each

lane, were also included.

Incorporated with the

bakery’s existing cooling

tower, the entire footprint of

the new inspection system

measures less than 1.7 metres

at its widest point and less

than 5 metres in length.

Within 12 hours of

installation, the bakery’s

new factory was running at

full capacity and accurately

inspecting 14,000 loaves

per shift.

The twin lane project

came about after Borgesius,

which already has 15

Fortress metal detectors

installed in its six bakery

facilities in the Netherlands,

approached Jansen to discuss

the feasibility of having a

twin lane conveyor with

an individual reject system

for each lane. “Rather than

The twin lane, twin-aperture detector is part of the fully automated system

having one metal detector

head spanning both lanes,

the bakery wanted to be able

to measure if there was a

particular metal contaminant

issue in the individual line,”

explains Jansen Control

Systems managing director

Gerard Schuurman.

Fortress was the only

company Schuurman knew

of that could provide a

single unit with two in-built

individual apertures within

the same frame.

Prior to this installation,

operatives had to manually

take the bread loaves from the

cooling tower and load them by

hand onto a separate conveyor

for inspection. Having the

twin lane system now gives

Borgesius the capacity to

inspect 3,600 loaves an hour.

A bakery spokesperson

says the twin lane metal

detection technology enables

us to maintain our European

reputation for the highest

quality bread and continue

meeting the stringent retailer

Codes of Practice.

T 01295 256266

W www.fortresstechnology.co.uk

Reliability has been improved

Replacement coders

have improved

overall efficiency

Reduced waste, mess, and

downtime are the key benefits

of coders from Interactive Coding

Equipment (ICE) installed by

Rockline Europe, provider of

various consumer goods, at its

factory in Redditch.

In replacing its existing

continuous ink jet coders,

Rockline was seeking cleaner and

more efficient models which had

the capability to keep up with line

throughputs. In particular, the

new coders had to be reliable and

be able to operate consistently

at high speeds.

Rockline has therefore

installed 13 ICE Zodiac thermal

transfer coders and nine ICE

Viper thermal ink jet printers:

the Zodiacs are used for primary

packaging and the Vipers for

secondary packaging.

“Rockline is a highly

automated high volume lowcost

manufacturer, and the ICE

machines are reliable and can

keep up with the demands of

our operation,” explains Simon

Neale, UK general manager

at Rockline.

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Installation News

Carton feeder and inkjet coder

meets increased volume needs










Dragonfly Foods has

removed the production

bottleneck caused by

manual date coding and

hand labelling by installing

a PrintSafe udaFORMAXX

carton feeder with continuous

inkjet coder to print date codes

for its 15 different product lines

which are all made from

plant-based proteins.

“Before we had the carton

feeder, we were hand labelling

with one of the sticker guns

that you see in supermarkets,”

explains production manager

at Dragonfly Gareth Burton.

“It was an outdated way of

doing it and prone to error.”

Now, the sleeve and carton

feeder has given Dragonfly

Foods a fast, accurate method

of printing date codes.

Date codes are always accurate












Operators load the cartons

into a magazine, select

the required message and

quantity and press go. The

machine feeds the packs

underneath a print head and

into a hopper for collection.

“What I really like about the

udaFORMAXX is that we can

set it up for each day with the

right codes and they can’t be

changed accidentally,” says

Burton. “It’s also accurate.”

Operators find it easy to

code packs for the different

batches produced each day

and production numbers

have increased substantially,

says Burton.

T 01962 761761

W www.printsafe.co.uk


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Line upgrade meets need for

high speed water production

French mineral water

producer Carola has

upgraded its production

line to cope with a new, lighter

PET bottle and an increase

in output speed of 3,000

containers an hour.

The upgrade was carried

out by Gebo Cermex, with

installation and ramp-up to full

speed production achieved in

less than three weeks.

Following the buy-out of

the company by Spadel, a

new investment strategy

called for a complete

overhaul of the Ribeauvillé

PET line facility, in Alsace

(France). The ageing line was

causing problems because

of its limited flexibility,

restricted accumulation

capacity, reduced speed due

to the limitations of certain

machines within the line and

poor working conditions.

More importantly, the

performance of the line was

preventing Carola from keeping

pace with the fast-changing

beverage market and the

fluctuations in consumer

demand. The company was also

eager to minimise the weight of

the PET bottles it was producing

and to switch to more modern

packaging formats.

The new investment

strategy also included a plan

for the reduction of overall

production costs at the plant.

The line covers everything including

palletisers that handle each format

Gebo-Cermex had previously supplied a returnable glass line to the bottler with impressive project management

Within this type of

installation, which covers

everything from bottle

conveyors right through to

the palletiser, the connection

between the lines various

pieces of equipment is vitally

important, says Gebo Cermex.

Output performance is largely

determined by the efficiency

with which the line handles

increases in speed as well

as stoppages.

The project at the Carola-

Ribeauvillé factory presented

the team in Gebo Cermex

with several other challenges.

The company had to change

everything within a complete

production line without

creating a supply problem

for the water producer. This

meant all the equipment had

to be replaced and the entire

line back in operation at full

speed and in all formats,

in no more than 21 days.

Also, the customer had to

upgrade the line, taking up

no more room in a facility

where floorspace was already

at a premium.

José Lefort, industrial

manager at Carola-Ribeauvillé

has been pleased with the

project. “The line productivity

target has been met - and

speed and line regulation

have been optimised for all

packaging formats,” he says.

Productivity targets have been met

The new line has increased

output rates by 3,000 bottles

per hour for all pack formats.

This increased productivity

means that Carola can now

produce greater volumes to

tighter deadlines, enabling

the company to respond

to spikes in demand while

reducing the stock managed

by an external storage

provider. “Increasing output

speeds by about 3,000 bottles

per hour for all formats has

allowed us to switch to two,

eight-hour shifts – with barely

any production now taking

place at night,” Lefort tells

Machinery Update.

The most crucial stage of the

project, the dismantling of the

existing line and the assembly

of the new equipment, took

place well within schedule

and the restart proved

successful for all formats,

which now includes packs

of 6, 8 and 24 bottles. All the

machines and conveyors were

reinstalled as close as possible

to the ground so that they were

directly accessible with no

need to climb up on walkways

– unlike the previous line.

Line control is one of the

major strengths of the new

system, not least the advanced

management of stoppages

and restarts on the conveyors

and the accumulation tables

between the machines.

Format changeovers on the

new line are also much more

efficient than they used to be.

T 01480 455919

W www.gebocermex.com


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Installation News

Full integration delivers

efficiencies on crisp line

Operators like the user interface

Inspection units are

installed at solid

dose manufacturer

Following the expansion of

its solid dose operations,

USA contract manufacturer

AAA Pharmaceuticals has

installed customised Insight

Pharmaceutical (PH) metal

detectors from Loma Systems.

Produced from polished

stainless steel for hygiene and

wash down benefits, the PH

metal detector’s compact design

allows it to be located on virtually

any line without disrupting the

plant layout.

The tablet presses at AAA

Pharmaceutical are located in

close proximity so Loma set up

the frequencies on the metal

detectors to avoid interference.

“With the help of the Loma

team, the metal detectors were

installed quickly and have proved

easy to use, clean and maintain,”

says Jeff Biggs from AAA.

T 01252 893300

W wwww.loma.com

Flexibility is the key

for cosmetics maker

The new Linx 10

coder has earned

high praise from a

cosmetics contract

manufacturer for

greatly improving

the efficiency

of the company’s short-run

production operation. Creative

Cosmetics has been particularly

impressed with the coder’s

flexibility, manoeuvrability and

also its ease of use.

T 01480 302100

W www.linxglobal.com

Ishida has installed a

complete potato crisp

packing line at leading

Czech manufacturer Petr

Hobža’s factory in the

Czech Republic to give the

manufacturer complete

control over its process.

The fully integrated

line comprises a 16-head

Ishida CCW-RS-216B

multihead weigher and

two Astro bagmakers,

TSC-RS seal testers and

DACS-G checkweighers

incorporating Ishida’s IDCS

data capture and production

monitoring software.

The 16 head weigher is

operating in twin mode,

with eight weigh and booster

hoppers feeding each of the

two Astro bagmakers.

Handling two bag sizes

of 60g and 175g, the line

is achieving speeds of 180

and 110 packs per minute

respectively, delivering

accuracy to within 0.1g of the

target weight, with overall

efficiency levels close to 100%.

While ensuring effective

quality control monitoring for

the integrity of each sealed

bag, the Ishida seal tester also

provides valuable feedback

for the overall production

of the potato crisps. This

high level of monitoring is

further supported by the

Ishida Data Capture System

(IDCS) which records and

analyses data from every

pack that goes across each

checkweigher to provide

fully customisable real-time

production information and

displays the line’s overall

equipment efficiency in terms

of availability, performance

and quality.

The multihead weigher and

bagmaker combination has

been specifically designed

for snacks applications.

As well as the accuracy of

Ishida’s multihead weighing

technology, the Astro bagmaker

features servo-motors and

software controlled variable

seal time, jaw temperature

and pressure for the effective

sealing of each pack.

The reliability of the

equipment is another

important factor for a line

that is in operation 16 hours

The site produces about 600kg of crisps every hour in a variety of flavours

The line includes multihead weighers, bagmakers and also checkweighers

a day, five days a week, while

the local support provided by

Ishida is a further significant

advantage.

“Having a single supplier

for the entire line who can

respond quickly means that

in the event of a problem, the

issue can be speedily sorted

so that the line is up and

running again,” explains

director Petr Hobža. “It also

means that we do not have to

keep lots of spare parts on site

as these can be supplied only

if they are needed.”

The Strážnice factory

produces about 600kg

of crisps every hour, the

equivalent of 10,000 60g

bags, in a variety of flavours

including salt, garlic,

bacon, and pepper and salt.

Changeovers between flavours

is simple using the remote

control unit on the weigher

where all pre-set information

is stored, while all parts of the

weigher are easy to remove

and replace for rapid cleaning.

As well as the complete

line, Petr Hobža is operating a

second Ishida CCW-216/Astro

combination system and this

line will also become fully

integrated with the arrival of

a further two seal testers and

checkweighers later this year.

T 0121 607 7700

W www.ishidaeurope.com


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

This feature looks

at how UK PLC is

eyeing automation

We are living in

turbulent times

in all sorts of ways

and no more so than

in manufacturing

where the consequences of

Brexit are looming large. No one

knows what these will be, but the

immediate one seems to be a loss

of workforce, which is where robots

may have a key role.

It is no secret that the UK has

been slow on the uptake where

robotics are concerned but the

British Automation & Robot

Association (BARA) is currently

more optimistic than ever about

the use of robotic automation.

Turn to page 34 to find out why

it thinks this.

It is also a generally held view

that workers can be anti-robotics

due to the perceived threat to

the jobs they bring. However,

a recent survey has found that

British manufacturing workers are

confident robots will not be taking

their jobs over the next decade.

According to an Epson survey,

62% felt manufacturing roles

would evolve rather than be

replaced, while 59% are confident

machines will not be able to

replicate human qualities like

flexibility, creativity and reaction.

INCREASING ROBOT UPTAKE

Whether this is true or not,

UK manufacturers are currently

looking at robotic technology,

even in the slow to automate food

industry. And not only big robots

at the end of a line, but pick and

place robots handling all sorts of

products. On page 38, you will find a

food company producing traditional

shortbread products taking the

first plunge into robot technology.

Operations director at Dean’s of

Huntly Les McArthur believes the

development in grippers is helping

hasten robot uptake. “Gripper

technology handles our delicate

shortbread without a problem,”

he tells Machinery Update.

Connecting

the industry

The so-called

4th industrial

revolution is

connecting more

and more

processes for

the greater good

Of course, no major feature

on automation is complete without

covering Industry 4.0, the so-called

fourth industrial revolution

and what this may mean for the

future of manufacturing.

We have therefore dedicated

many pages and words to this

topic and the operational benefits

that digitisation can deliver as

well as what it actually means in

practice. Although the integration

of automation has increased

significantly, reports suggest that

just 8% of UK manufacturers have

a significant knowledge of

Industry 4.0, so hopefully many

of the articles included will help

to share knowledge.

Technologies that help to

pave the way for Industry 4.0

was a key trend at interpack

Industrial organisations are

operating in ways they scarcely

could have imagined a few

decades ago. They are converging

historically separate information

technology and operations

technology systems, and using

mobile, analytics and cloud

to increase connectivity and

information sharing. And although

this is significantly improving

operations, it is also creating more

potential entrance points

for security threats.

To address this, Rockwell

Automation has developed a

three-step approach for building

an industrial security program

that extends from the enterprise

to the plant level, and helps

mitigate risk across people,

processes and technology.

An e-book outlining this is

on its webpage.

• The next 40 pages cover all

things Industry 4.0, robots,

sensors and vision systems.


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

The potential for

robotic uptake is

more promising

Chairman of BARA (British Automation & Robot Association)

Mike Wilson says there is much happening in the UK just now

that could drive a step change in the uptake of robotic automation

A

s many will know, the UK

has been one of the slowest

adopters of robot automation.

Outside the automotive

industry our robot density

(number of robots per 10,000 employees)

is 33 compared to 170 in Germany, 81 in

Spain and 75 in France, according to the

International Federation of Robotics,

World Robotics 2016. China is currently

very low on this measure, due to the very

large number of workers, but this is set to

change as it is now installing more robots

than any other country in the world.

The UK Government has recognised

the need to improve productivity within

UK manufacturing and, I believe,

has also recognised the positive role

robot automation can play.

The recent Industrial Strategy green

paper emphasised the need to improve

productivity and recognised the low

uptake of robots in the UK. It stated that

Germany and France can produce in four

days what we take five days to make.

The Industrial Strategy paper called

on industry to develop sector deals.

These would effectively be a partnership

between businesses, academia and

government to address the specific

barriers that are holding back each sector.

It was not intended that these are asks

for large investment by government but

an opportunity to collaborate to put in

place the necessary skills development,

regulations and policy as well as the

delivery mechanisms to enable these

sectors to thrive.

One of the key sector deals for robot

automation will be the Industrial

Digitisation Review (IDR). This is heavily

oriented towards Industry 4.0 or the

4th industrial revolution and industrial

robotics is recognised as a key element

of the review. In addition to the points

above, this review is also addressing

issues such as barriers and the question

of jobs verses growth and productivity.

The IDR is covering a range of industry

sectors including food and beverage.

This, I would argue, is therefore an

opportunity for the food and beverage

sector to influence the key actions that

will be the outcomes of the sector deal.

ROBOTS BRING GAINS TO FOOD

Food and beverage is now being

recognised as a major manufacturing

sector which also has a need to increase

the use of robot automation. The trend in

robot use has been positive with a growth

in robot use of more than 50% in 2016

compared to 2015. However, this is from

a relatively low base and we still use

much less robot automation than our

major competitors in Europe in this market.

sUMMARY

INCREASING USE

■ UK is the slowest adopter of robotics

■ The Government has recognised the need

to increase productivity in manufacturing

■ Industrial Strategy paper has called on

industry to develop sector deals

■ Food and drink has a pressing need to

increase its use of robot automation due

to future labour availability concerns

There are also growing concerns related

to the availability of labour, particularly

in this sector. This is due to the historical

heavy dependency on a non-UK labour

force and the concern that one of the

implications of Brexit may be that this

labour pool chooses to relocate to other

countries within the European Union.

This may drive an urgent need for

the food sector to significantly increase

the use of robot automation in order to

maintain its levels of production.

A study by the Copenhagen Business

School (Automation, labour productivity

and employment – a cross country

comparison) reviewed specific sectors

across a number of European countries

and also Japan. For food and tobacco,


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Feature: Name here

Food and beverage is now being recognised as a major manufacturing sector which also has a need to increase the use of robot automation, says

BARA, although the number of installations have been increasing in the last few years as demonstrated by this equipment developed by PWR Pack

the UK was placed equal last, with Japan,

in terms of productivity. If we were to

be as automated as the most productive

country, Finland, we would increase

our productivity by 13.7%.

This conclusion demonstrates that the

increased use of automation would not

only help address the forecast labour

shortages but would also significantly

increase the productivity and

competitiveness of the food sector.

The positive aspect of our current

position is that many of the solutions

required have already been developed

and proven in other countries. They may

well need modifying to suit the specific

needs of our factories, but the basic

concepts and technologies already exist

and are in use. However, there is a lack

of awareness of these solutions.

One major challenge may well be our

supply chain for automation solutions.

A key component of the supply chain is

the system integration businesses that

implement these automation solutions.

In the UK, these are often relatively small

businesses with limited resources.

Due to the current lack of uptake

of automation there is also limited

technical resource within the food sector

businesses to concept, specify and

purchase robot automation systems as

well as then operate and maintain these

systems once they have been installed.

Therefore, there needs to be strong

co-operation between all companies within

the sector as well as the supply chain for

automation and also the education system

There should be

strong co-operation

between all companies

within the robot sector

to ensure the needs of the industry can

be met both in terms of the solutions,

and also the expertise required to

implement and operate these systems.

This is where the sector deal can help.

By identifying these barriers and

proposing solutions, government support

can be gained to ensure the appropriate

resource can be applied, with support of

industry. The submission of the sector

deal was timetabled for the summer

with decisions to be made later this year.

Recent political events may cause some

delays but we are still optimistic that the

government remains committed to the

industrial strategy it outlined in January.

This could be our opportunity to make

a once in a lifetime change to the use of

automation within UK manufacturing

and particularly drive increased use

in the food and beverage sector.

Let us all make the most of it.

T 020 8773 8111

W www.bara.org.uk


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

The UK Industrial

Vision Association

(UKIVA) was

formed in 1992,

shortly before

the UK withdrew from

the monetary European

Exchange Rate Mechanism.

In 2017, it celebrates its 25th

anniversary against the

backdrop of the UK leaving

the European Union!

“Some people might say

‘nothing changes’, but in

fact over the last 25 years just

about everything has changed

in the world of vision,” says

UKIVA chairman Paul Wilson.

Back in 1992, it was clear

that UK industry was largely

unaware of which company

had what kind of experience

and expertise in vision

markets, and it was difficult

for them to find out who

they should be approaching

for the best results. The

UKIVA was formed to bridge

that gap, and unlike many

trade associations who get

involved in political lobbying,

the prime objective of the

association has always been

to promote the use of vision in

industry, primarily through a

series of educational activities.

This desire to educate

continues right up to the

present day with the first ever

Machine Vision Conference

and Exhibition held at Arena

MK in April (see Machinery

Update – May/June 2017).

This proved to be a great

success with exhibitors,

speakers and visitors alike.

On the day, over 250 visitors

had the chance to choose

from 55 presentations held

across seven presentation

theatres, as well as to visit an

exhibition hosting 57 of the

world’s leading manufacturers

and suppliers of vision

components and systems.

And the event certainly

helped to demonstrate the

technical revolution that has

taken place over the years.

The embryonic vision

industry had to ‘borrow’

components from other

industries but as vision

The formation of the UKIVA was written about in the September/ October issue of Machinery Update in 1992 and

25 years later, we celebrate the silver jubilee of the vision trade association on these two feature pages

Celebrating

anniversary

The UKIVA has helped develop the sector since it was

formed 25 years’ ago, as chairman Paul Wilson details

became more established and

the ‘semiconductor revolution’

took place, dedicated

industrial vision components

evolved along with a set of

industry standards. Nowadays

processors continue to get

smaller and faster; cameras

get smaller and offer higher

resolution and frame rates

Visitors and exhibitors were pleased with the format of the new UKIVA event

and measurement software

becomes more sophisticated

yet easier to implement.

Significant improvements

continue to be made in optics,

lighting and data management.

Newer techniques become

commonplace – for example 3D

vision is now a ‘standard’ vision

technique whereas vision has

become established as a widely

used enabling technology for

quality control and automation

throughout industry.

The latest industry

buzzwords are ‘embedded

vision’ and ‘Industry 4.0’


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where vision undoubtedly

has a major role to play

in the ‘smart’ factories

of the future. Embedded

vision offers an even closer

interlinking between imaging

and processing capabilities

utilising low cost components

to provide economy of scale.

And all of this development

seems a far cry from early

industrial vision systems.

These systems used cameras

with a resolution of just a few

hundred pixels, while today

cameras with a resolution of

many thousands of pixels are

routinely available on most

mobile phones.

individuals, not just through

quality control of the products

we all buy but in everyday

life, too.

Traffic and surveillance,

sport, medical diagnostics

and solar energy are just some

areas influenced by vision

technology. There is every

reason to expect that during

the next 25 years, vision will find

further applications in markets

that don’t even exist today!

T 020 8773 8111

W www.ukiva.org

CRYSTAL BALL GAZING

And so what does the next

25 years hold?

“The vision market has

enjoyed spectacular growth

in the last 25 years and this

shows no real sign of slowing

down,” says Wilson.

There are estimates that the

global machine vision market

will be worth in excess of $14

billion by 2022.

Nevertheless, there is bound

to be some uncertainty for the

UK vision market until the

terms of Brexit are agreed,

a deal that could also affect

the European vision market as

the UK is a major importer of

European vision components.

Over the last 25 years

however, vision has

expanded to encompass

new applications, many of

which did not exist in 1992.

For example, household solar

panels were not available,

2D Datamatrix codes were not

in use and the use of traffic

cameras was in its infancy.

Vision now touches so many

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Dean’s of Huntly

is making savings

in time and labour

Hhigh quality shortbread

producer Dean’s took

the bold step last

year to instigate a

project that would see

its manual packing operation

taken over by robots on one of

their lines. Indeed, the Huntlybased

company has not only

embraced pick and place

robotics by installing a bespoke

system this March, but it is

already considering what else

the technology could do for its

business in the future.

Operations director at Dean’s Les

McArthur instigated this complex

project last year and initially

approached four companies.

Two dropped out quite quickly

but of the remaining contenders,

McArthur went with the proposal

from PWR Pack, even though it was

not the cheapest option.

“PWR Pack instilled confidence in

us that they would hold our hands

and guide us through this whole

process,” McArthur tells Machinery

Update. “And this has been true

right through the commissioning

phase which went much better than

we could have hoped for.”

SPECIALLY DESIGNED UNITS

PWR Pack has supplied a specially

designed four robot solution for

packing shortbread and biscuits

into trays which are then flow

wrapped. It was designed with four

separate conveyor in-feeds to allow

the team at Dean’s to supply it with

anything from one to four different

products which are then loaded

automatically into shortbread trays.

Dean’s produces all of its

premium products by hand baking

techniques which is why product is

loaded onto the line by operators.

Clever timing of the project has

ensured the permanent staff

members have remained since the

installation of the machine, but

the need for seasonal workers at

peak times is now less of a burden.

Reducing seasonal recruitment in

this way, and increasing packing

Automating

has benefits

PWR Pack has

supplied a

specially

designed four

robot solution

for packing

shortbread and

also biscuits

into trays which

are then flow

wrapped

flexibility to cope with the dozens

of SKUs produced at the factory,

is paying dividends.

“A high degree of flexibility

was one of our absolute musts for

the equipment,” says McArthur.

And he is pleased to report that

employees have been keen to work

on the new equipment, too.

MULTIPLE SKUs HANDLED

This is why the system was

specifically designed to be versatile

and allow Dean’s to run different

products from single component to

multi-component assortment trays

and either products on edge or flat.

In operation, the unique grippers can

place the biscuits flat or tilted and

pack them into the tray to achieve

perfect product presentation.

The system was also supplied

with a PWR Pack designed denester

that can run a variety of different

trays with minimal change parts.

McArthur acknowledges that the

food industry has not always been

the quickest to take advantage of

robot technology but he believes

the advances in gripper design,

as demonstrated on this machine,

will help hasten their adoption.

“Gripper technology has really

moved on and it handles our

delicate shortbread without

a problem,” he says.

“The equipment is already

proving itself and helping us to

keep labour costs under better

control, not an easy task in the

current climate,” he continues.

“This is just as well as staple

ingredient of shortbread butter

is seeing prices rocket just now

something that, unfortunately,

the new system can’t help us with.”

T 01236 707201

W www.pwrpack.com


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Investing in the

future of a

total business

Machinery Update talks to Andrew Armstrong from

Fanuc UK about future trends and customer demands

Manufacturer of automation

and industrial robotic

solutions Fanuc UK has

invested more than

£19 million in a new

107,000sq ft facility at Ansty Park,

Coventry to enable the business to further

develop its offering and strengthen its

position in the market. It opened the

new HQ in May (see page 9).

Crucially, all aspects of the business

Andrew Armstrong from Fanuc’s UK business

will operate under one roof, while the

three-storey building is also home to

a design, manufacturing and training

facility, offices and showroom area.

The business specialises in factory

automation, which is split across three

categories: robotics, machine tools and

factory automation systems. Machinery

Update talked to Andrew Armstrong,

the UK sales and marketing manager,

about future trends and what customers

are asking for.

MORE MACHINE CONNECTIVITY

“In the future, we will see greater

machine connectivity for ease of

production control, machine monitoring

and ‘large’ data collection for analysis/

process improvement and feedback

control such as predictive maintenance,”

says Armstrong. “There will also be

increased use of soft safety systems such

as our Dual Check Safety,” he continues.

(Fanuc offers this across its range of

products, which facilitates the interaction

of robotics with machinery and machine

tools to define the safety boundaries

of a system).

Armstrong also predicts better, simple,

intuitive operator interfaces becoming

more prevalent in the future while he

also sees a rise in additive manufacturing

technologies.

“Far-East manufacturing for machine

building (especially more traditional

designs), will continue; some OEMs will

control their design and use a third-party

to build, but others will act as agents

that just re-badge a product,” he says.

Armstrong acknowledges that the

food industry has been a slow adopter

of automation – especially robotics

but that the last few years have seen

increased activity regarding the number

of automation enquiries received.

And these are anything from handling

packaged parts to palletising and primary

food handling.

“The National Living Wage is driving

the food industry to be more cost effective

as where once labour was an easy

solution to a problem, it is now

becoming a financial burden,” he says.

“This is even more important when two

and three shifts are employed.

He believes the simplest activity is for

end of line packaging and palletising,

especially with the plug and play

technology that Fanuc can implement,

such as vision and line-tracking solutions.

Turning to its customers, Armstrong

says machine builders are demanding

high quality, qualified and well-trained

sales support; application engineering

support; and, increasingly, sub-contract

design and/or project support. Customers

are looking at four main areas:

• More flexibility from the CNC control

for non-metal-cutting applications;

• Better customisation tools (ie easier


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The repeatability of the robots, coupled with feedback from the robots’ forces sensors, is key

to program and more powerful);

• Configuration tools to allow simple

and easy design of power motion and

CNC packages, without having to rely

on and draw from Fanuc’s application/

technical skill base;

• Simple tools to aid machine

commissioning by less technically

experienced engineers.

“We are repeatedly challenged to

understand the details of a wide range

of manufacturing and machine tool

technologies,” says Armstrong.

“This enables us to actively advise

customers on their machine design and

which of our Fanuc products and their

features will help them to manufacture

the best product.”

One recent application from the

company has been for acoustics

company Bowers & Wilkins, where a

significant amount of effort goes into

the manufacture of the speaker cabinet

and in some instances, the cabinet

can represent the majority of the cost

Market forces are

now driving up prices

for young engineers

in our market place

of the finished product.

Multi-layered, laminated and formed

speaker casings are initially processed

using traditional CNC machines to

produce speaker apertures, as well

as other features. Other structural

components are then added to the outer

casings to produce a sub-assembly, before

being presented to one of three Fanuc

robot finishing cells.

ROBOTS OFFER REPEATABILITY

The cells sand and smooth the surface

of the speaker cabinets using a

combination of a model M20iA/M20

robots and interchangeable sanding

heads. The repeatability of the robots,

coupled with feedback from the robots’

force sensors, ensures the orbital sanding

head applies consistent pressure to the

cabinet surface.

There is a total of six sanding heads

within the cell – three on each side of the

rotary table. The automated tool changer,

which is fitted to the robot, makes it

possible for the robot to change the

sanding heads as required, whether this

is during the process or at the end

of the robot cycle. The systems are also

able to change the sanding discs by using

the robot to strip off the used disc and

collect a new one from a stack located

within the cell.

T 0247 605 3000

W www.fanuc.eu

E1A Enterprise Centre

Enterprise Way

Evesham

Worcestershire WR11 1GS

01386 421005

sales@abssac.co.uk

www.abssac.co.uk


Domino Ax-Series: Coding

Without Compromise

Rewriting the Rules of Ink Jet

Rewriting

Print Quality

• Perfect drops every time

• Higher resolution text

and 2D Codes

• Inks for the toughest

substrates

Rewriting

Value

• Service free operation

• Optimised fluid

management systems,

reducing waste

• Minimum operator

intervention

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Performance

• 29% Faster

• Ideal for High Speed

serialisation

• Designed for the

factory of the future

Designed by Customers,

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The way we think about it, if you want to improve your products,

listen to your customers. So we did. We learned from your coding

experiences and studied the regulatory, environmental and supply

chain pressures you face.

And then we deconstructed Continuous Ink Jet as we’ve known it

for the past four decades – before rebuilding it as a better, faster,

more responsive and cost effective technology.

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EASY

PEASY

The robotic arm screws together automotive seat and rest frames with an end-of-arm screwdriver

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u

ETP’s Precision hydraulic

bushes allow quick, easy

and precise shaft

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mounting for a multitude

of applications. Utilising a

single screw operation, for

mounting and

dismounting of the hub,

makes life easy.

Robots speed

up assemblies

A mobile robot supplied by RNA Automation has

helped to meet car seat assembly requirements

RNA Automation has been

responsible for introducing

lightweight collaborative robots

(cobots) from Universal Robots

on a car seats production line

which has been achieved in the same

working space as before.

The customer needed a small, mobile

robot that could be used directly

alongside personnel without safety

guarding as the individual production

steps take place one after another on a

conveyor belt. The optimum solution also

had to be easy to program for people with

limited experience of robot technology.

The small UR5 cobot fits within the

space constraints easily and also helps

to prevent errors.

The robotic arm is responsible for

screwing together automotive seat

and rest frames with an end-of-arm

screwdriver, completing about 8,500

drilling actions every day. In operation,

the seats are equipped with a transponder

containing individual identification data.

As soon as the seat arrives underneath

the robot, the transponder is read and

the robot tightens several screws on

both sides of the seat.

If screws are missing on a seat, the

robot picks this product out and issues

a warning signal. RNA says the result

is an increase in both production speeds

and product reliability.

Thanks to the intuitive user interface

of the UR5, any worker can program the

robotic arm by dragging and dropping

standard routines into an on-screen

script or by simply grabbing the arm

and showing it the desired movement.

T 0121 749 2566

W www.rnaautomation.com

Any operator can

program the UR5 arm

via on-screen prompts

E1A Enterprise Centre

Enterprise Way

Evesham

Worcestershire WR11 1GS

01386 421005

sales@abssac.co.uk

www.abssac.co.uk


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Detecting food

contamination

Stemmer Imaging talks about how hyperspectral

imaging can benefit food inspection procedures

Inspection is a critical component of HACCP principles to detect physical

hazard analysis and critical control contaminants on food production

points (HACCP) programmes in the lines, they each have their limitations.

food industry and, says Rob Webb Metal detection concentrates on the

of Stemmer Imaging, hyperspectral identification of metal contaminants

imaging now provides a powerful

while x-ray inspection is only effective

complementary approach for the

if there is a sufficient difference in density

machine vision engineer.

between the contaminant and the product

Its ability to identify differences in being inspected.

the chemical composition of organic

materials opens up major new

IMAGES ARE COLOUR CODED

possibilities for detecting impurities in Conventional machine vision systems

food products. And most importantly, look for contaminants based on

systems are now available that operate parameters such as size, shape and

in real time, allowing them to be used on colour. Hyperspectral imaging, however,

high speed production lines, he says. combines spectroscopical analysis with

While metal detection, x-ray

machine vision to allow images to be

and conventional machine vision

colour coded according to the chemical

inspection are widely used as part of composition of the materials being imaged.

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a single setup/system.

The capabilities of hyperspectral

imaging is illustrated by using the

example of confectionery products.

The jelly beans shown in the main image

contains several non-metallic foreign

bodies. These have different shapes

and colours but similar density to the

confectionery itself, making them difficult

to identify by conventional methods.

Hyperspectral imaging, however, readily

reveals them. The jelly beans have the

same chemical composition and show

as green, while the contaminants have a

different chemical composition and are

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into machine vision software for colour

sorting and traditional measurements.

This principle of chemical colour

imaging is based on spectroscopically

analysing the infrared wavelengths

of light from the object in real time.

This gives a ‘chemical fingerprint’ of

the materials being imaged while each

chemical component identified can be

colour coded in the image.

In this way, chemical differences in

similar looking materials can be identified.

The CVS Hyperinspect system from

Stemmer Imaging has all of these

necessary components built into a fully

functional system to meet the particular

requirements of an application.

The system also includes flexible,

high-speed data processing software

to extract data from the data cube and

produce the colour coded image. Images

can be further processed and analysed

using the powerful machine vision

software that is also included.

Hyperspectral imaging reveals that jelly beans have the same composition and show as green,

but the contaminants have a different chemical composition and are shown clearly here, in red

Similarly, chemically identical

materials in different looking objects

can be determined. A spectrograph

is needed to sort the light reflected

from the sample into its constituent

wavelengths.

An IR-sensitive sensor then acquires

an image from the sample at each of

these wavelengths and these images are

combined to form a three-dimensional

hyperspectral data cube which can

contain very large volumes of data.

By simplifying the whole process,

CVS Hyperinspect has opened

up applications in a multitude of

other industries as well, including

pharmaceuticals and packaging.

Many packaging materials are

transparent to the infrared light used in

the technique. This means that materials

can still be differentiated chemically,

even through the packaging itself.

T 01252 780000

W www.stemmer-imaging.co.uk

E1A Enterprise Centre

Enterprise Way

Evesham

Worcestershire WR11 1GS

01386 421005

sales@abssac.co.uk

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Everybody’s

talking about

Industry 4.0 and,

by now, most

people have a

notion of what it means to

them,” says David Hannaby,

Sick’s UK product manager

for presence detection.

“Yet, for many, it may still

seem more of a remote vision

of universal connectivity and

data sharing than a day-to-day

practical reality.”

Looking at Industry 4.0

from the perspective of a

sensor manufacturer can

make things seem clearer,

because sensors are on

the front line of this fourth

industrial revolution, he

continues. Without their

fundamental ability to

monitor processes and collect

reliable, high-quality data at

the field level in the first place,

the Smart Factory would

simply not exist.

Industry 4.0 brings

with it the opportunity for

distributed intelligent control,

where a greater number of

process decisions are made

autonomously by devices at

the field level. As a result,

we not only have new levels

of flexibility, remote monitoring

and diagnostics, but we can

also build in an intelligent

capability to identify and

respond automatically

to situations on the shop floor

in real time, for example,

to change parameter settings

on a product changeover.

USING SMART SENSORS

For both manufacturers and

machine integrators, that

means opting for sensors,

from now on, that are Industry

4.0-ready and that can

guarantee an open gateway

for future connectivity

while providing the best,

most reliable and intelligent

response to the specific

production task in question.

Smart Sensors can be

defined in four key dimensions,

says Hannaby.

1. Enhanced Sensing:

Firstly, it’s a pre-requisite

Industry 4.0 enables machines to gather and use data in real time to deliver greater flexibility in production

Sensors are

vital to 4.0

Sick UK talks about what how sensors are on the front

line of making the fourth industrial revolution a reality

that sensors must be able to

detect or measure any object

no matter what the product,

or how dirty, dusty or wet the

conditions are. Sensors are

already well on the way to

achieving this, in virtually

all industrial automation

applications.

2. Efficient Communications:

Just as important as the sensors

themselves, is the power of

IO-Link. Before IO-Link, the

information collected on

machines was, in a sense,

‘trapped’ there, ie the data

was not automatically visible

and available to the control

system. Then came IO-Link –

and sensors were given a voice.

All the PLCs, computers,

data networks and factory

nets don’t mean a thing if they

don’t have quality data fed

to them in real time from the

sensors operating reliably on

the shop floor. So, you could

say that the combination of

IO-Link and intelligent sensor

technology has bridged

the final gap that leads to

transparent production.

Smart Sensors respond to

all type of control commands.

They can receive new settings

in seconds, for example,

to enable rapid product

changeovers down to

“Batch Size 1”. Replacement

sensors are ‘plug and play’

because they can be

configured instantly with


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pre-set parameters

downloaded via IO-Link.

3. Diagnostics: With the

control system fully connected

to “see” the sensor, you

have access to a full range of

diagnostic capabilities that

were not available previously.

Is the sensor about to reach

the end of its life? Does it need

cleaning? Will it last until the

next production changeover?

Through the combination

of sensor self-monitoring and

full transparency, production

teams have much greater

flexibility in monitoring their

processes. They can adopt

best practice approaches for

effective condition monitoring

and predictive maintenance.

TASKS ARE NOW LOCAL

4. Smart Tasks: Advances in

chip technology have enabled

advanced intelligence to be

embedded in the sensors

themselves to make them

smarter. Smart Sensors can

therefore take processing load

away from the central control

system to the sensor itself.

Smart tasks are processed

locally in real time without

the need for the raw data to be

uploaded to the central PLC

program, processed and then

acted upon.

Industry 4.0 enables

machines to gather and

use data in real time to

deliver greater flexibility

in production. As a result,

manufacturers can achieve

a much greater degree of

product customisation without

incurring significant costs

or changeover downtime.

Products can be tracked and

traced from the shop floor

right through production and

the supply chain. Machines

can be monitored in real

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Digitisation will

now change the

face of industry

Business manager – food and beverage at Siemens UK & Ireland

Keith Thornhill believes the time is now right for machine builders

to look to the many operational benefits that digitisation can deliver

D

igitisation is the technology

focus behind Industry 4.0 and

the central message of how

it can enhance manufacturing

and production capabilities

is gaining traction. Advocates believe

it will drive productivity improvements,

competitiveness and business value, and

digitisation is set to help revolutionise

many aspects of today’s industrial

landscape.

Its importance has been recognised by

all stakeholders from government down.

Central to its successful adoption

Keith Thornhill from Siemens UK & Ireland

across the UK (including the machine

building sector) will be the uptake

of digital technologies and work is

underway to ensure this happens.

The current Industrial Digitalisation

Review led by Siemens CEO Juergen

Maier, on the back of the Government’s

Industrial Strategy, aims to forge a

roadmap for how best UK companies

can adopt digital technologies. It also

explains how they can make the most

of the opportunities the digitisation of

industry offers the economy in terms

of supporting growth, high value job

creation, skills and improving productivity.

Industry 4.0 is a confluence of several

major innovative technologies which are

in a state of stability and maturity.

These technologies have the ability to

transform manufacturing through tools

such as robotics, advanced sensors,

3D printing, the Internet of Things,

cloud computing, digital fabrication and

also simulation.

Supporting this, new business and

marketing models will underpin the new

technologies and manage a more organic

relationship with customers and their

requirements.

For the machine building industry,

digitisation also offers tangible benefits,

helping to confront current market

challenges, open doors of business

sUMMARY

DIGITAL JOURNEY

■ A number of digital technologies will

prove beneficial for machine builders

■ Speed to market will improve

■ Infield performance will be efficient

■ A more radical approach will be an

‘outcome, service-based’ model

■ UK manufacturing performance will be

supercharged by the business models

opportunity and examine new and

innovative future business models.

Looking towards a post-Brexit world

brings with it an issue of potential

labour shortages as traditional sources

of labour are potentially restricted.

Business operators are already wrestling

with predicted challenges around future

labour recruitment problems.

This is an issue facing the food industry

in particular, and a drop in available

manpower, as well as increased costs,

mean business models will be forced

to adapt and seek out the operational

support they will require from automation

that will allow efficient and highly

productive machines to take over some

repetitive tasks.


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Robotics, new sensors, 3D printing, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, digital fabrication and simulation will transform manufacturing

As the largest UK manufacturing sector

with a £100bn turnover and only 15% of

the sector automated to sufficient level

points, the food industry presents a real

opportunity for machine builders to make

their case based on the productivity and

performance benefits digitally enhanced

production machinery can deliver.

A number of digital technologies will

prove highly beneficial for the machine

building sector as it looks to take the next

steps on a digital journey.

The use of proven simulation tools

can undoubtedly speed up time to

market, allowing concepts, product

developments and testing to take place

in a virtual world before transporting to

the delivery of a real version. Real time,

intelligence-driven data acquisition and,

more importantly, its interpretation to

guide critical decision making, will form

the bedrock of a machine’s capability

and offer a compelling argument for its

validity to the market.

But, speed to market and improved

infield performance also paves the way

for what could be the most exciting and

transformative aspect of the digital

roadmap for machine builders as

Industry 4.0 unfolds.

It is perhaps time to consider a radical

approach and move towards an ‘outcome,

service-based’ model, as opposed to how

business has traditionally been conducted.

In a classic approach, customers

may want to install a new asset or

production equipment on site to improve

competitiveness. They would raise

the required capital via their CAPEX

programme and procure from a machine

builder where Siemens would work on the

technology specification.

RADICAL APPROACH REQUIRED

The OEM would install the asset on

site with a standard warranty term and

the end user is left to ensure the asset

performs through its life.

In a new world, Siemens and machine

builders could sell a service to deliver

an outcome the end user wanted from

the equipment through a period of time.

The required asset would be procured

and installed and deliver a performancebased

service with the end customer being

charged a monthly operating or service fee.

The inclusion of technology hardware,

the digital infrastructure and the service

is part of the new model, meaning a

shift from CAPEX to OPEX strategies that

allows customers to be more competitive,

enabling them to spend on other strategic

investments, and improve their cash flow.

Digitisation opens the doors of

opportunity for machine builders,

allowing a move towards a world of

solutions, outcomes, relationships, and

partnerships. Access to digitalisation,

automation, robotics, energy efficiency,

big data, predictive analytics,

software, 3D printing and simulation

is now possible. And it helps to avoid

important issues around future product

obsolescence, the challenges of

immediate capital outlay and the

pressure of staying at the cutting-edge

of technology innovation.

The time is now here as a changing

industrial landscape sparks ambitious

thinking for new, more appropriate

business models to emerge. Embracing

this opportunity will not only strengthen

machine builders’ future prospects,

but the wholesale adoption of digital

technologies will help supercharge

UK manufacturing performance, drive

productivity enhancements and underpin

economic success.

T 0845 850 7600

W www.siemens.co.uk/automation


FUTURE TO PRESENT:

READY FOR LANDING.

A precision landing in flexibility and quality:

the new Flowmodul from Schubert.

The new Flowmodul is the first flow-wrapping unit that can be seamlessly integrated into the TLM system

without an electrical cabinet. A separate machine for packaging products in flowpacks is no longer required.

This results in a space-saving solution that also ensures more flexibility, quality and greater efficiency.

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

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

from Schubert, visit www.schubert-magazine.com


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Pacepacker thinks

that cobots are not

always the answer

for food factories

There is much talk

about collaborative

robots, or cobots,

yet food processing,

packaging and

palletising lines remain largely

cobot-free zones,” says Paul

Wilkinson, commercial &

information systems manager

at Pacepacker Services.

“This is because cobots, which

currently account for an estimated

5% share of the robot market,

aren’t always the answer for every

application,” he asserts.

The majority of the projected

growth for cobots will be driven

by uptake in automotive assembly,

electronic parts assembly and

medical device manufacturing

applications. However, the

opportunities in food processing

or packing lines may be limited by

speed, while payload could prove

a challenge for cobots assigned to

palletising tasks, he says.

“To minimise the risk of injury

to humans, cobots generally

work at much slower speeds than

conventional robots,” he continues.

“This means a cobot may not

achieve comparable product

handling pick and place speeds.”

Workplace safety is forever

evolving and for repetitive and

strenuous tasks like manual

product handling and packing,

robots can address some of the

key causes of human injuries.

“When it comes to safety, you

are ultimately reliant on people

understanding and following the

rules,” says Wilkinson. Equally,

safety risks will vary depending

on the robot and application.

Robotic work cells and plant

layouts evolve quickly. This means

that the risks can change rapidly

too, so it’s advisable to regularly

schedule a review of your safety

policies, he says. Contrary to

popular belief, installing a cobot

doesn’t eliminate workplace risk

assessments. In fact, the ISO/TS

To cobot or

not to cobot

Food processing,

packaging and

palletising lines

are still largely

a cobot-free zone

15066 safety standard introduced

for cobots in March 2016 means that

a comprehensive risk assessment is

still required for both the robot and

peripheral equipment.

“It must be noted that

there are different degrees of

collaboration and there are safe

ways of introducing robot-human

collaboration,” he emphasises.

“A fully-caged, perimeter guarded

robot at the end of the line isn’t

always necessary, although may

be warranted for heavy duty

palletising operations.”

Adding virtual fencing software

is one way to bring physical

safety guards down and protect

In time, cobots may be a

mainstay in food production

as they are in other sectors

a workforce from automation

hazards. Fenceless robot cells

also facilitate quicker access for

performing maintenance and part

changeover tasks. “In contrast,

shutting down a fully guarded

system could result in considerable

production downtime, more

product waste and requires skilled

engineering operatives, which may

not be available.”

Cobots could account for a large

chunk of future sales and yet,

like other forms of automation,

deployment of cobots within

the food sector may be slower to

emerge than other manufacturing

industries. “Collaboration between

humans and machines will be a

key driver for future technological

trends,” adds Wilkinson, “and

in time, cobots may very well

become the mainstay in food

production too.”

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W www.pacepacker.com


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Vision technology

is vital in resisting

reputation damage

The three Rs of crisis

management should

always be part of

recall policy, but

businesses should

also add a fourth – resistance,”

says David Buckley, managing

director of Sparc Systems.

Here, he outlines his reasoning.

There are arguably three rules

to crisis management, or the three

Rs as they have become known;

review, respond and repair.

In essence, we need to quickly

review and understand what has

gone awry, respond to all impacted

and external stakeholders and

then embark upon a reputation

repair campaign.

RESISTANCE IS IMPORTANT

But, I believe, in the lean industries

in which we all now operate

we should be thinking about a

fourth R, and one that happens

before anything can go wrong

– resistance.

We need to put up as much

resistance through our processes

to prevent the onset of a product

recall. That means resistance to

human error, resistance to machine

error and most definitely resistance

to complacency in quality control.

All very well, but how do

we install watertight standard

operating procedures in

processing, particularly inspection

and labelling systems?

David Buckley is managing director

at inspection company Sparc Systems

Resisting a

pack recall

News of any

health problems

caused by a

product travels

at the speed of

light in the

modern world

Fortunately we don’t need

superman and his x-ray vision to

avoid recalls. But if an inspection

system doesn’t have the capability

to inspect labels, the most common

cause of product recalls at point

of sale, a business is exposed to

the fallout that results from an

inaccurate label or illegible barcode.

The best way to ensure you are

minimising your risks of a product

recall – or resisting one – is to go

through every process as if it were

compartments of a submarine.

We should not move onto the

next section until we have locked

down the last one, watertight and

airtight. And the final resistance

is the label, or vision inspection.

Vision inspection technology

is designed to help manufacturers

identify label information issues

at the earliest opportunity, and

allows for accurate information

on pre-printed date codes and

weights, and allergen information

to be matched and confirmed

automatically.

The escalating nature of costs of

a product recall deems it difficult

to associate a cost to any given

crisis, but we here at Sparc Systems

believe that a correctly specified

vision inspection system can

potentially pay for itself ten-fold

by avoiding just one, single recall.

Also, the cost of a product

recall can be resisted, if managed

properly by a company.

We can see how it hits bottom

line but we also need to be aware

of the exponential aftermath that

can be associated with a crisis.

It can, after all, severely affect profit

margins, brand, reputation and the

consumers and markets we serve.

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Choosing the right

building blocks to

offer Industry 4.0

Intelligent machines

are the foundation of

smart factories, but

incorporating the right

capabilities into their

designs creates new challenges

for machine builders,” says Mark

Turner, applications manager

at Lenze.

For machine builders, the

concepts of Industry 4.0 are not

exactly new. However, it does have

some very important implications

for them.

Manufacturers are adopting

Industry 4.0 strategies at the

boardroom level, pushing

decisions about technology choices

and investments up the corporate

agenda and creating opportunities

for builders to demonstrate the

value of smarter solutions. Rising

levels of automation associated

with Industry 4.0 implementations

means that machine builders will

have more equipment to monitor

and control, while ensuring

compliance with customer-specific

standards related to managing

and communicating the resulting

high volume data streams.

Manufacturers will also want more

from their machines, particularly

higher levels of performance,

reliability and availability.

And they’ll also want different

services too, says Turner.

To meet these changing

requirements, machine builders

need to make the right decisions

about the technological building

blocks of their products. Industry

4.0 will place increasing demands

on machine communication

networks, for example, requiring

them to handle more data types

and larger data volumes while

retaining the deterministic

performance essential for safety

and reliability.

Customers’ preferred network

standards must also be easily

accommodated.

Choosing the most capable

components for an application

Building up

smart skills

Many of the key

enabling

technologies for

Industry 4.0’s

‘cyber-physical

systems’ are

exactly the ones

companies are

using already

doesn’t mean taking the most

complex and costly options.

For example, servo drives may

be the first choice for high speed

motion applications, but the

availability of 120Hz motors that

deliver higher speeds, and drives

with sophisticated built-in control

capabilities now provide an

alternative at much lower cost.

THINK ABOUT THE SUPPORT

Beyond the capabilities of

their chosen components,

machine builders also need to

consider the tools and support

available to develop smart

machine applications. And while

customers demand more complex

functionality, they will still require

fast delivery and affordability.

The right development environment

is therefore critical to achieving this.

Machine builders can now

offer remote support and also

predictive maintenance choices

“Our FAST application software

toolbox, for example, can speed

up control software development

using modules with embedded

functions that cover a wide

range of common machine

applications,” explains Turner.

These modules are autonomous

and can be exchanged and tested

completely independently, making

engineering quick, easy and

reliable. “Indeed, FAST has been

shown to eliminate up to 80%

of the work required to develop

machine control applications from

scratch,” he says.

Access to properly tested and

proven off-the-shelf software

technologies can also dramatically

simplify another key Industry 4.0

requirement – the secure transfer

of machine data to the cloud.

Machine information can now

be shared across wider networks

without risk of compromise or

misuse – enabling seamless

integration with customer systems

while helping machine builders offer

a range of added-value services.

T 01234 753200

W www.lenze.co.uk


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

We read many

articles

discussing

Industry 4.0 and

the Industrial

Internet of Things and

defining these concepts can

be difficult. However what

these and other similar ideas

clearly introduce is a forward

thinking mindset and this has

in some cases already led to

smart manufacturing, where

intelligent machines, systems

and networks are capable of

independently exchanging

and responding to information

to manage industrial

production processes.

Smart manufacturing looks

at the complete holistic view

from customer demand and

order processing, control of

raw materials and ingredients

to flexible and efficient plant

production, while minimising

waste, energy usage and also

downtime.

It sounds very easy and

what production director

worth their salt wouldn’t

immediately sanction

investment to create their own

smart manufacturing plant?

In fact there are instances,

across many industry sectors

where new manufacturing

plants, or new production

facilities in existing plants,

have been designed from the

word go to deliver a smart

manufacturing concept.

Mitsubishi Electric’s Kani

factory in Japan is a perfect

example of this, deploying

its e-F@ctory manufacturing

methodology to achieve a

smart production facility.

PLANT UPGRADE NEEDS

However, in many cases the

luxury of new plant is not

the reality and more likely

the current plant will need

to be upgraded to meet the

requirements and enjoy

the benefits of the smart

manufacturing concept.

‘Smart’ in its simplest

form, is about gathering

data from the manufacturing

process, turning that data

into information and then

Mitsubishi says that true smart manufacturing is about having a reliable, efficient plant that can adapt swiftly and reduce

errors and downtime. If manufacturers do not invest in the concept they are likely to be left behind their competitors, it claims

Producing in

a smart way

Chris Evans from Mitsubishi Electric talks about what

is meant by smart manufacturing and the benefits

acting on that information.

You could say that what is

needed is intelligent data

from the plant in order to

make decisions that improve

productivity and efficiency

while minimising waste,

energy usage and downtime

It is important to understand

that this intelligent data has

to come from the sharp end

of the process and it is clear

from the advancement

of sensor and actuator

technology that these devices

now deliver self-determination

and advanced error checking

as well as the traditional

process information that is

crucial for control, production

analysis and preventative

maintenance alike.

The next crucial step of

course is connecting various

plant assets and systems

together. Traditionally a

production plant may have

consisted of islands of

automation but in order to

maximise the data gathering

potential, existing or even

new infrastructures must

be utilised to create an

architecture for data

collection and also data

management.

This is made more difficult

if the production facility, as

many are, is controlled by a

disparate array of automation

equipment from different

vendors with no overall

common network strategy.

Thankfully, this problem

is not insurmountable, and

one technique is to overlay a

data gathering layer on top

of the existing automation

control layer to communicate

with and extract data from

these disparate systems. It is

therefore vitally important to

choose an automation vendor

for this task who has a flexible


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open network strategy and can

interface with many different

network protocols.

This data gathering layer

can then marshal this vital

production and maintenance

data and pass it on to higher

level systems for analysis and

decision making.

Another good thing is

that the plant assets are

almost certainly controlled

by automation controllers

such as programmable logic

controllers (PLCs) and much

of the data vital to deliver

the smart manufacturing

concept often already exists;

even if this data is not

currently being transferred

to the higher level systems.

This means that it

may require minimum

engineering effort to start

to really understand the

manufacturing process.

It is clear that once achieved,

smart manufacturing affords

many benefits including the

flexibility to react to customer

demand, maximising plant

productivity by efficient

scheduling, achieving

minimum downtime when

changing from one product

to another and also from

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all of which should lead to

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LOW HANGING FRUIT

This is not to suggest that

minimum investment will be

required to deliver the smart

manufacturing plant, it will

clearly depend on the current

infrastructure and age of the

automation equipment, but a

survey of what is already on

plant may lead to some low

hanging fruit on the road to

smart manufacturing utopia.

Productivity and efficiency

improvements come from

knowing exactly how the

plant is currently performing

and delivery of intelligent

plant data via a reliable

infrastructure (coupled

with the convergence of

business level systems with

the production facility) is

fundamental in this process.

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Conveying system

uses RFID to make

production reliable

Swiss company Ferag is

using radio frequency

identification (RFID)

on a special version of

its Skyfall conveyor for

filling, sorting and packaging

silicon cartridges to guarantee

quality on this 12,000 pieces an

hour system.

The Swiss family-owned firm

specialises in the development

and manufacture of conveying

and processing systems and is

using industrial RFID technology

from Balluff.

The system has eliminated the

previous bottleneck between the

filling station and batch packers.

This has been achieved as Skyfall

not only handles the transport

of the cartridges, but also the

accumulation buffer. “In this way,”

notes Roberto Fenile, development

manager at Ferag, “the differing

speeds of the filling and packaging

process can be compensated for

and a consistently high system

output is achieved, in fact double

the production capacity.”

An output of 12,000 cartridges

per hour is achieved on the system

and reliable identification of each

individual shuttle is absolutely

critical.

In operation, the BIS M industrial

RFID solution from Balluff operates

at a frequency of 13.56 MHz.

The system provides high read speeds

RFID brings

control gain

Self-adhesive

Balluff On Metal

RFID tags allow

very flat marking

of the shuttles

“It not only meets the demanding

requirements with respect to cycle

rate and ruggedness, but it can also

work reliably in challenging metallic

surroundings,” explains Rolf

Werner, sales engineer for Balluff.

At Ferag, the system not

only enables uninterrupted

documentation of the processes,

but also provides the data to

the controller in real-time and

automates the complete material

flow – including the filling and

packaging process. The type

and current location of each

individual cartridge is known

during the entire process and data

management is performed in the

system’s central computer.

Self-adhesive OnMetal RFID tags

just 36mm x 8mm x 5mm (similar

to a part label) enables very flat

identification of the shuttle.

Since the data carriers have a

serial number fixed in memory,

the so-called UID code (Unique

Identification), the shuttles can be

identified unambiguously at any

time. The data carriers conform

to the international ISO standard

15693 and provide a general read

distance of 10mm, even on metallic

substrates. This was one of the

essential requirements of Ferag.

Uninterrupted detection of the

roller bodies is thus ensured over

the entire material flow.

PASSIVE DATA CARRIERS

The UID is read by tubular M16

read/write heads from the Balluff

RFID system, part number

BIS0140, which are located at all

the relevant locations along the

transport path. The data carriers

are passive, receiving the needed

power from the read/write heads.

This makes batteries unnecessary

while the electronics and antenna

are integrated into the tag.

“Originally we tried a solution

with another RFID provider but

with our complex requirements

it didn’t work,” continues Fenile.

Start-up of the RFID system and

handling of the controller couldn’t

be simpler, he says.

The read/write heads are

easily connected to the front of

the controller using plugs, after

which they are immediately and

automatically detected.

T 01606 812777

W www.balluff.co.uk


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

To ensure that its new

varieties of deepfrozen

ravioli are

carefully packed in

trays at maximum

speeds, Italian manufacturer

Surgital has once again opted

for TLM technology from

Schubert. Thanks to the high

flexibility of the TLM machine

for new products and formats,

the owners opted for an

investment which would also

prove itself in the future.

Surgital has been packing

its ravioli products with a

Schubert system since 2005.

The company is steadily

growing and therefore needed

a further machine to extend

its capacity for its new product

range. “We are constantly

extending our product range

with innovative products, for

example, with different shapes

or different colours,” explains

Romana Tamburini and

Edoardo Bacchini, managing

directors of Surgital.

In total, the new plant will

pack nine ravioli varieties,

with different shapes, colours

and fillings. The filled pasta

is delicate and requires

very careful handling and

at the same time, the pasta

variations need to be sorted

correctly and the trays need

to be filled completely.

UNDAMAGED PRODUCT

It is also very important that

only undamaged products

are packed in the trays.

Optical image recognition to

determine the positioning of

the product therefore plays an

important role. Schubert uses

a reflected light colour scanner

for this purpose to transmit

the corresponding information

to the TLM F4 picker arms.

The new installation

comprises four sub-machines:

from the cooling tunnel, the

deep-frozen ravioli enters the

first submachine unsorted and

without touching each other

at approximately -20deg C and

are taken over by the infeed

conveyor of the Schubert

picker line. The products are

then guided through

Thanks to the high flexibility of the TLM technology from Schubert for new products and formats, Italian manufacturer

of deep frozen pasta Surgital opted for an investment that would offer quick pay back for the long-established company

Futureproof

frozen food

Italian manufacturer of deep-frozen pasta Surgital has

opted for TLM technology from Schubert once again

the following sub-machines,

which have a total of nine

F4 robots. The system was

designed to save space and

allows three F4 robotic arms

to be installed in a single

sub-machine. The F4 robots

are equipped with suction

cups with which they take the

ravioli coming off the belt by

Careful packing of frozen pasta

classics in trays is achieved on the

new TLM system from Schubert

means of careful air suction

and then place them carefully

into the trays.

These empty trays are

supplied from a three-track

magazine. The three trays are

simultaneously removed from

the magazine by an F3 transfer

robot and placed on a chain

conveyor. This, in turn, guides

the trays in the opposite

direction to the product

flow through the individual


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“We are constantly extending our product range with different shapes

and colours,” explains Tamburini and Bacchini, joint MDs of Surgital

stations, where they are filled

by TLM F4 robots. Filled

trays are passed to a delivery

conveyor from the Schubert

machine to the downline

sealing unit.

Nine different varieties of

ravioli are sorted and packed

in the corresponding trays.

The production output can

reach up to 720 ravioli per

minute, depending on the

variety.

The stainless steel version of

the machine ensures fast and

thorough cleaning.

The company deep-freezes

its pasta because this method

retains the products’ freshness

and 9 different ravioli

varieties are produced at

the plant including Agnoli/

Scrigni/Quadrelli (in 16s) at

670 per minute or 42 trays

per minute. Meanwhile,

Rivoluzionari (in 30s) are

packed at 720 per minute or

24 trays per minute. Triangoli/

Panciotti/Ravioloni (in 9s)

can be packaged at 380 per

minute or a maximum of 42

trays per minute and finally,

Raviolo piccolo/Mezzaluna

(in 12s) is made at speeds

of 500 per minute or 42 trays

per minute.

T 01676 525825

W www.schubert-uk.co.uk


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Feature: Automation

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Cama has been incorporating robotics into its range

of packaging equipment to deliver complete systems

Cama has developed

a complete system

for the handling of

flowpacked crispy

bread in piles into

pre-glued cartons. The line

has been sold to a global

leader in the food sector and

incorporates a Cama Triaflex

Delta robot top-loading unit

with a high speed

continuous

motion cartoner.

This combined

system is designed

to handle

two different

product types in

several loading

configurations.

Flowpacks are

delivered at up

to 600 pieces a

minute to the

Cama line where

they are received

by a vertical race

track. The Cama

Delta robot picks the flow

wraps and places them in

the right orientation onto the

conveyor of the cartoning

machine.

The robot creates the

necessary loading pattern,

allowing the handling of flat

and on-edge configurations

with or without product

rotation within the carton.

The continuous motion

cartoner side loads the

groups of flowpacks into

Gentle handling solutions are key in the bakery sector

pre-glued cartons. Depending

on the product and pack

configuration, speeds can

range from 80 up to 200

cartons a minute.

Because the line is a

modular construction, a

second loading unit can be

added if future needs require.

This provides an easy upgrade

for additional capacity and,

says Cama, offers future

proofing for the customer.

Versatility, reliability and

ease of size changes are all

offered by the equipment.

Cama believes its ability to

combine 4-axis robots and

high speed cartoners is why

it has been successful across

several food sectors including

this bakery application.

The company has been

offering gentle handling

solutions to this market

for several years that

also include smart vision

systems to optimise product

management.

The combination of

hygiene standards, an open

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

New control system

has allowed a line

to be re-purposed

Anew control system

was at the heart of

a recent project by

Western Mechanical

Handling (WMH) which

has seen a redundant line saved

from the scrap heap, re-furbished

and re-purposed to provide the

customer with the production

facilities that it needs to meet

current requirements.

“WMH has provided us with

a simple and clean approach to

producing our products,” says

Chris Terry from Samworth

Brothers. “Their design and

automation team removed much

of the complicated equipment and

outdated safety circuit system

resulting in a control panel a fifth

of the original size.”

This line was originally designed

to produce pies and flans with

a pastry base but had stood idle

for several years as production

demands changed. WMH was

approached to redevelop the line

and bring it back into full use to

produce cheesecakes.

Easy control

of upcycling

CONTROLLING THE SYSTEM

The project required the line

to be stripped back to its basic

component parts before being

built back up and integrating new

denesters and depositors to cope

with the new products. It also saw

the installation of servo drives and

a complete new control system to

bring all the elements together into

a seamless inline system.

Operation and control of the line

is via a touch screen HMI where

the menus and functionality were

designed in conjunction with the

operators to give them access to

all the functionality needed to run

the line efficiently. Simplification

of fault finding has been achieved

by moving all the safety inputs

into local enclosures which also

reduced the amount of machine

wiring needed.

The line has been configured to

handle three sizes of cheesecake,

each of which need different

WMH created a

‘swirly-whirly’

arrangement to

spin the products

through 360

degrees

to create a

pattern

on top of the

cheesecakes

change parts and tooling.

The control system monitors

these change parts and tooling

throughout to prevent any incorrect

or mis-aligned parts being used

in operation.

A two-stage detester for the

plastic pots and cardboard bases

along with a granular dosing unit

for the crumb base have been

integrated into the line. It also

integrates two depositors for the

cheesecake topping.

A closed loop feedback system

has been used and deposit weights

are continuously fed back to the

The team has removed

much of the outdated system

giving a smaller control panel

depositors to adjust for weight

discrepancies. This helps to

reduce product giveaway

for overweight and rejected

underweight products.

To create a pattern on the top

of the product, WMH developed

a ‘swirly-whirly’ arrangement

to spin the products through

360 degrees allowing droplets

of fruit compote to be swirled into

an attractive pattern.

Product leaves the line via a

WMH pick and place unit which

is profile controlled to ensure no

product loss during acceleration

or deceleration, while also

improving the quality and look

of the finished product. Optimum

product flow is maintained as it

is integrated with downstream

production processes.

T 01579 383788

W www.wmh-uk-ltd.com


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Robotic arm

and grippers

quicken tests

Zonal Retail Data Systems has introduced

a robotic arm to aid R&D and ensure the

company meets the highest demands in

product testing. Selected for its nimble

movement and adaptable configuration,

Zonal opted for a Universal Robot UR3

table-top robotic arm and Robotiq 2-finger

adaptive gripper supplied by RARUK

Automation for this application.

“As you can imagine, handling

enormous volumes of financial

transactions on behalf of our customers

means the solution requires significant

testing before being released,” explains

the company’s COO Peter Edwards.

“Typically every software release required

up to 10 test analysts for periods of two to

four weeks performing highly repetitive

manual testing of 100,000 payment

transactions through integrated chip and

PIN devices.

“This is not only expensive but is of

course prone to human error,” he says.

The robot and gripper is being used

by Zonal to carry out instructions

according to written test scripts for chip

and PIN devices. This typically involves

inputting a sale into the EPoS, inserting

a payment card, using the keypad to

enter information, and removing the

card following completion of the test

transaction.

The UR3 is located in its own test

environment complete with a camera and

monitor to read and display the PIN pad

screen.

“The biggest benefit is that the UR3 is

totally repeatable, which means not only

can we pinpoint an issue, but we can

repeat it,” says Edwards.

T 01462 670044

W www.rarukautomation.com

The solution is tested thoroughly by system

Connecting printers allows them to be monitored remotely before any downtime takes place

Industry 4.0 is

key to coding

Interoperability is at the centre of Domino’s

strategy to deliver Industry 4.0 to customers

Domino is introducing a range

of Industry 4.0 concepts to its

coding and marking products

by using the Domino Cloud

service tool and the i-Techx

platform to provide remote access and

monitoring as well as error-free coding

and system integration. This is designed

to result in a smart, interconnected

network of machines and processes that

centralise and simplify coding procedures.

“Interoperability is key for the

success of Industry 4.0 and Domino

firmly believes in open standards for

communicating across factory equipment

systems,” says James Murtagh, Industry

4.0 Lead at Domino Printing Sciences.

Indeed, the company is collaborating

with organisations developing industry

standard communication protocols for

manufacturing.

Domino is working in this way to make

coding errors and unplanned downtime

caused by equipment a thing of the past,

and to safeguard our customers and their

customers, says Murtagh.

He does, however, point out that

Industry 4.0 is not an overnight revolution.

“Due to the breadth of changes, this

transformation will require time to take

effect,” he says, “But it is happening –

and it’s happening now across a range

of industries.

Industry 4.0 isn’t an all or nothing state,

it should be moulded to businesses and

guided by the impact it has on their

bottom line, he continues. “Products,

technologies and new ways of doing

things can be introduced bit by bit,

eventually building up to a whole system

optimised for maximum efficiency,”

he tells Machinery Update.

Domino believes it can help customers

take their first steps into Industry 4.0 by

slowly introducing its concepts to the

entire factory floor through its printers.

T 01954 782551

W www.domino-uk.com


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· Use it as single unit or integrated in a manifold – With the in-line

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Large push-lock type knob

– It is scaled with four different marks every 90º

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– The needle can be locked/unlocked without

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Bosch Rexroth is

ensuring that 4.0

works in practice

Bosch Rexroth has been

employing a dual

strategy at its factory

in Homburg, Germany

which is part of the

company plan to develop

Industry 4.0 technologies in its

own facilities before rolling out

subsequent proven solutions to

the industry.

This plant manufactures

hydraulic valves for mobile

machinery such as tractors, and

the company made the decision

to introduce Industry 4.0 on one

specific manual production line

that was struggling to keep up

with Bosch Rexroth’s commitment

to quality, and the demands of its

customer base.

“We identified three areas where

we needed to deliver significant

improvement, namely quality of

the product, cost and also delivery

times,” explained Dr Matthias

Möller, director of the technology

and process planning department

at Bosch Rexroth’s Homburg plant.

The core of the problem was

that the line was manufacturing

six main valve product types with

250 variants and 2,000 individual

parts. What’s more, the line had

to be highly flexible, working

with small batch sizes requiring

assembly experts for each product

family.

INVOLVING COLLEAGUES

For Bosch Rexroth, the solution

was to use Industry 4.0

philosophies of connectivity,

open standards and the virtual

representation of information

while keeping people, namely the

assembly line employees, at the

heart of the process. Specifically,

the valve production line at

Homburg was re-engineered into

autonomous workstations with

RFID chips controlling the product

as it flows through the line with

sensors collecting and collating

data which is used to frame the

decision-making process.

Delivering

4.0 benefit

The valve line

at Homburg

has been

re-engineered

into autonomous

workstations

with RFID chips

that control the

product flow

through the

complete line

Crucially, each workstation

recognises employees via a

Bluetooth tag adjusting the work

area to individual requirements

automatically including

language, font size and individual

qualifications, while quality

assurance apps track the full

process for any faults or deviation.

The brains of the Homburg line is

the Bosch Rexroth ActiveCockpit, an

interactive manufacturing system

that collects, filters and visualises

manufacturing data continuously,

designed to give employees and

management real data to facilitate

fast decision making.

The results of implementing

Industry 4.0 have been felt across

the business. Logistical and set-up

Production savings and

additional revenue have been

realised with the connectivity

time was reduced from 450 seconds

in 2014 to zero in 2015. Inventory

days were reduced from three

days in the same period down

to 1.5 days. Cycle times reduced

from 474 seconds in 2014 down

to 438 seconds in 2015.

Indeed, the Homburg valve

production line has undergone

a 10% production improvement

and achieved a saving of half

a million euros.

“Each stage of the process

is fully integrated from the

customer placing the order with

the OEM through to suppliers,

component machining, assembly,

test and shipment, with capacity

fully scalable and adaptable to

demand, based on short term

order fluctuations,” says Dr Möller.

“We’ve already seen a 30% stock

reduction, eliminated set-up

time, and achieved a 10% output

increase which has resulted in an

annual saving of €500,000.”

T 0345 604 4106

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Robot cell is for

first time users

Loop Technology has developed an entry-level

solution to aid integration with a range of robots

“I’m sure this cell will be very popular

with organisations breaking into the sector

for the first time and more established

robotic operators looking to improve

the efficiency of their development

processes,” says Loop Technology’s

project manager Peter Eyre.

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“The impact of this project is very exciting

as it invites organisations to embrace

robotics, open the door and enter into

the industrial robotics sector,” he says.

The cell was handed over to MTC

advanced research engineer Jacob Brown

by Loop’s newest apprentice Alex Garlic,

who joined on the company’s electrical

apprenticeship scheme and has been

instrumental in the cell build.

T 01305 257108

W www.looptechnology.com

Loop Technology has developed

an entry-level solution to

industrial robotics borne from

the realisation of a recent

project for the Manufacturing

Technology Centre (MTC).

Based in Coventry, the MTC asked Loop

Technology to design a self-contained

robot cell capable of providing a flexible

development and demonstration

platform with the capability for future

expansion. The company created a cell

in a modular format allowing rapid

integration with a range of robots

including the Kuka KR Agilus and also

the Kuka LBR IIWA.

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Labelling, Coding & Marking

Blister lid foil printer is a

quick changeover option

Overprinter has delivered gains

Pouch coder

nets better

efficiencies

Fishing bait producer Nash Tackle

is benefitting from a 50% increase

in productivity after upgrading to

Rotech’s new RF1-V+ dedicated

pouch coder for late stage

customisation of packs.

It was the growth of its export

business, and the corresponding

need to produce ingredient

declarations and product

descriptions in foreign language

versions, that first prompted

Nash Tackle to purchase an

offline coding system from

Rotech in 2012. However,

when Rotech demonstrated

its new RF1-V+ system it was

immediately apparent that

this overprinter was ideal for

equipping Nash Tackle to keep

pace with its continued growth.

The RF1-V+ is capable of

coding up to 60 pouches per

minute – 50% faster than its

predecessor. Rotech has achieved

this throughput through design

innovations including a shingling

infeed and by extending the

reservoir capacity.

Besides boosting productivity,

the new coding system has given

Nash Tackle extended text printing

capabilities, through a wider 6in

thermal transfer printhead.

“With the wider format

printer we can fit another word

or two per line,” says Gary Bayes,

operations director at Nash

Tackle. “This may not sound like

much, but it means that we can

fit up to six language versions

on a pouch without losing out on

valuable marketing space.”

T 01707 393700

W www.rotechmachines.com

At interpack, Atlantic

Zeiser addressed the

need for increased

changeover speeds for blister

lid foil printing with its

Digiline Blister. Billed as a cost

effective solution, this unit

delivers variable print orders

reliably and to a high standard

without long setup times or

production standstills.

Its performance profile

is based on a high quality

digital printing system with

UV-curable inks. To start a

new print job on the Digiline

Blister, the operator simply

selects a recipe and thus loads

a new PDF. The changeover is

accomplished within just two

minutes, says the company.

With a flexo system, it can take

an hour to achieve this, it says.

Atlantic also talks about the

new system’s lower running

costs. For instance, the UV-A

lamps for the Digiline’s drop

on demand ink jet printing

system are based on LED

technology and last more

than ten times longer than

the UV-C curing lamps used

in flexography, as well as

reducing energy costs. And

the secret to achieving

excellent print quality is

regulating the quantity of

dispensed ink according to the

material that is being printed.

Easy integration is also

offered. Images and codes

are easily uploaded to the

system without any additional

software or an external

The Digiline

Blister system

reduces setup

times and

also operating

costs

computer. It is also compatible

with Atlantic’s serialisation

software Medtracker, which

can also be used as a data

management platform.

Digiline Blister is not only

available as an offline system,

but can also be used as an

inline solution as well.

T 01264 324222

W www.atlanticzeiseruk.com

Pressure sensitive labelling system delivers

high throughputs for the fmcg marketplace

Harland Machine Systems,

now part of Accraply,

demonstrated its Titan linear

pressure-sensitive labelling

system at interpack.

Developed for the high

volume, high throughput fmcg

marketplace, the Titan is a

heavy-duty 4-station linear

labelling system for applying

front and back labels to a

broad range of containers.

Totally servo-driven, the Titan

can accurately label at speeds

up to 400 packs a minute on

containers up to 750ml.

Harland Machine Systems has added the Titan to its product range

It also offers changeover

times of less than 10 minutes

to reduce downtime and it

is self-monitoring to provide

optimum reliability and

operational efficiency.

T 01206 304982

W www.accraply.com


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Track & trace is

offered on labeller

for FMD needs

Newman Labelling Systems

demonstrated its S350 fully

automatic labelling system at

interpack in May.

The S350, along with all

the company’s systems, is fully

compatible with the track & trace

requirements of the Falsified

Medicines Directive (FMD) and

is available with comprehensive

validation support along with

a wide range of printing and

inspection systems.

In operation, the S350 is

designed to run at up to 300

containers a minute with high

levels of efficiency according

to DIN 8743. It is capable of

applying both paper and clear

plastics labels to cylindrical

containers in glass, plastics,

metal and composite materials.

A compact cGMP design,

manufactured in stainless steel

304 finish, the S350 comes with

a range of features as standard

such as Auto-teach label length

facility, a positive accept security

system and In Process Control.

A further enhancement to

track & trace requirements is the

faulty label removal system.

T 020 8440 0044

W www.newman.co.uk

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‘Brand on Demand’ is

offered to small firms

As more small businesses

seek the opportunity

to develop their own

branding and marketing

materials, Antalis Packaging

has introduced a range

of on-demand label printers

and accessories from Epson

– enabling customers to

take their label production

in-house.

By delivering high speed

and high quality, the

on-demand Epson technology

can process up to 200 metres

of labels per minute, says

Antalis. Each of the

ColorWorks printers within the

range is user-friendly, easy to

maintain and compact, fitting

conveniently into production

or packing areas without

taking up the organised

space that is required for an

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The on-demand label printers allow customers to take control of production

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This on-demand approach

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Aside from marketing

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Components

New software allows even

easier use of smart camera

A significant reduction in wiring

Improving

operational

performance

When Sparc Systems sought

further enhancements to reduce

cost and improve operational

performance for its Iris pipeline

x-ray inspection system, it turned

to elobau to assist with simplifying

the complex electrical system.

The solution was a new design

of a comprehensive printed

circuit board (PCB) which would

replace the entire control panel

‘hard’ wiring. The PCB would

be required to have mounting

facilities for key machine control

and safety components which

would have simple ‘plug & play’

features. The key design

elements of the new PCB were

that it should be robust, safe,

simple to use and also enhance

machine reliability and operation.

After rigorous testing, four

distinct elobau products were

chosen to facilitate the simple

‘plug & play’ approach required

for the new machine: the 171 series

M30 PBT safety switch, having an

integral M8 socket, the 122MSV

series M12 stainless steel safety

switch, having an integral M12

socket and IP 6K9 rating, the 363

series ‘intelligent’ safety switch

interface unit, allowing up to 4

safety switches to be connected

to each relay safe input, while also

providing four individual control

outputs for PLC monitoring and

the 470 series safety relay, with

plug and socket connection,

completes the safe system.

T 0161 974 3250

W www.elobau.com

The new weQubeVision

software module with

pattern matching

is designed to make

wenglor’s smart camera

even simpler to use as well

as being more intelligent.

Now, complex image

processing applications

can be implemented in

just three simple steps

without expert know-how

– thanks to edge-based

object detection.

In addition to already

established modules

including weQubeVision

Standard, weQubeDecode

and weQubeOCR, edgebased

object detection is

now also possible thanks

to weQubeVision with

pattern matching. The

implementation of complex

applications, intuitive product

configuration and the cost

and space-saving design

are all important for users of

industrial image processing.

wenglor says weQubeVision

with pattern matching unites

all of these aspects in the

weQube smart camera.

The new weQube Vision software module

brings several operator benefits into play

With the new software

licence, objects can be

recognised regardless of

their position and rotational

orientation within the image

(X, Y and 360deg tracking).

An edge-based algorithm

ensures that several identical

and different objects within

the camera’s visual field can

be simultaneously recognised.

In just three simple steps,

weQube is ready for use in

the pattern matching mode.

The program code makes

use of Halcon’s image

processing library assuring

quality, stability and also

high speed.

In addition to real

360deg tracking,

superimposed objects

and objects in front of

complex, non-homogenous

backgrounds can also be

accurately and reliably

detected. Scaled objects and

varying distances from the

object are also mastered

with flying colours by

weQubeVision with pattern

matching – to assure high

levels of process quality.

Pattern matching is an

excellent basis for additional

functions as well, for example

dimensional accuracy checking.

The new software licence

is included with the smart

camera at no additional cost

and can be freely combined

with weQube hardware

variants with auto-focus

or with C mount threaded

connection.

T 01536 313580

W www.wenglor.com

Latest modular drum motors for conveyor

belt systems will cut costs and lead times

Conveyor drive company

Interroll has launched a

new generation of drum

motors that will be used

predominantly for conveyor

belt systems in distribution

centres, production areas

and in hygienic applications

in the food industry. The

motor platform has a modular

design, encompassing

both synchronous and

asynchronous technologies,

and is available first in

80mm diameter drums and

will be expanded to the entire

The new drum motors

product range in the future.

Options such as encoders,

brakes and return stops are

available for all variants,

designed to make it easier

for system integrators and

equipment manufacturers to

plan and implement efficient

materials handling solutions.

The motors are IP69K

protected, making them

easy and quick to clean.

The new motors

include stronger shafts

and ball bearings to

guarantee a long service

life, while robust planetary

gears make it possible to

transfer high levels of torque

to conveyor belts efficiently

and quietly.

T 01536 312770

W www.interroll.co.uk


From sensor to SAP

IO-Link from ifm electronic connects smart sensors to your

field bus and beyond

• Correct process value – Digital transmission of the measured value; 23.3°

at the sensor = 23.3° at the PLC without conversion losses.

• Stable signal - Data transfer uses an interference-free 24 V signal. Screened

cables and analogue input cards belong in the past.

• Error-free set-up and operation - set devices remotely and disable

potentiometers or pushbuttons; change recipe easily.

• Device identification – interrogate device to ensure correct type; prevent

down time due to incorrect unit.

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Components

Vacuum technology is

delivering great cheese

Latest range of contrast sensors

Contrast

sensors take

leap forward

Sick has launched the KTS/KTX

family of contrast sensors which

is billed as delivering a powerful

next-generation technology that

offers reliability, accuracy and

versatility for print, labelling,

converting and also packaging

applications.

“Sick’s contrast sensors are the

industry standard for detection or

registration marks,” claims David

Hannaby, Sick’s UK product

manager for presence detection.

“However, that does not mean

that we have stayed still.

“Instead, we have moved on

to build even greater speed and

accuracy into one of the industry’s

best used and loved devices.”

Customers now have the

option of upgrading to the more

compact KTS, for a space-saving

solution, or to the KTX, which has

the same housing size as the KT5

when replacement is the preferred

option, he says. “One of the

biggest advantages of the new

technology is its more intuitive

set-up to respond to frequent

product changeovers.”

The sensors also cope easily

with high-gloss or fluttering

materials and there is even the

option of incorporating a colour

sensing capability without need

for an additional device.

This new family of

monochrome and colour contrast

sensors are designed to bring new

levels of detection accuracy and

switching frequency speed in both

sheet- and reel-fed production,

even in challenging conditions.

t 01727 831121

w www.sick.co.uk

Gorgonzola producer IGOR

is using a centralised

vacuum supply from

Busch at its expanding

production plant in the Italian

town of Cameri.

The plant will be 50,000sq

metres by the end of this year

which will help to satisfy the

constantly growing production

volumes as well as its large

variety of products. Portions

of Gorgonzola are packed on

a total of 25 packaging lines

using a protective atmosphere

with CO2. These lines operate

an average of 12 hours per day.

The majority of the lines are

fully automated. That means

that the 12kg Gorgonzola

blocks are automatically

sliced, portioned and laid

into trays which are then fed

into the packaging chamber,

which closes. The chamber is

then evacuated to a vacuum

level of four to five millibars.

Afterwards, CO2 is added,

the trays are sealed with the

top foil, the vacuum chamber

opens and the newly completed

portioned packages are

transported on a belt directly

to an adjoining room where the

outer packaging process and

order picking is performed.

The vacuum required for all

these lines is generated

by a centralised vacuum

supply from Busch. Even

On site, 25 tray sealers pack the portions of Gorgonzola using protective gas

as early as 1996, when the

company initially acquired

the production building,

attention was paid to placing

the vacuum pumps outside

the packaging room in a

separate room.

complex networks

IGOR wanted to use this set-up

to prevent waste heat from the

vacuum pumps from entering

the production areas, which

are cooled to 6deg C. This

avoids having to increase

power to the air conditioning

system. This also enabled a

reduction in noise emissions

in the workplace. Together

with Busch Vacuum Pumps

and Systems, a centralised

vacuum system that was

able to integrate the existing

Partial view of the centralised vacuum system from Busch Pumps and Systems

individual vacuum pumps

was designed and realised in

2004, to meet the sustainability

goals of the company.

A ring main with a total length

of 100 metres connects the

centralised vacuum system

to the individual tray sealers

in the packaging lines. This

consists of a total of seven

R 5 rotary vane vacuum pumps.

The vacuum ring main

simultaneously serves as

a vacuum buffer where the

required vacuum level is

constantly maintained.

This helps to make the

packaging cycles as short

as possible because the

required vacuum is present

immediately after the vacuum

chamber closes and the air is

quickly removed.

Since start-up of the

centralised vacuum system,

it has been working extremely

reliably, without problems or

breakdowns. The R 5 rotary

vane vacuum pumps from

Busch proved to be extremely

robust in continuous

operation, and even the old

R 5 rotary vane vacuum

pumps that are now over 20

years old still produce the

same high vacuum level and

pumping speed as they did

when they were first installed.

t 01952 677432

w www.busch.co.uk


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Tool management system is an

economical, entry level option

Tool identification using

Balluff Industrial RFID

increases production

efficiency, as it makes

incorrect tool allocation

or missing tools a thing of

the past. It also enables the

service time utilisation of

the tools to be optimised.

In addition, scrap and

rework due to excessive use

of tools is virtually eliminated,

says the company. With Easy

Tool-ID, Balluff now offers an

economical entry into tool

management which is simple

to retrofit and offers easy

installation and configuration.

All that is required is a USB

port (keyboard expander)

on the machine tool and a

presetter. The data is written

via RFID technology from

the presetter to the tool and

then passed on through the

Easy Tool-ID system to the

machine tool.

SET UP IS NOW EASIER

Manual entry is eliminated

while setup times and the

risk of incorrect entries are

reduced. The system consists

of a tool stand with integrated

read/write head, a processor

unit, a microcontroller and

the power supply.

At the tool presetter, each

tool is measured and its data,

such as diameter and radius,

are written on the data carrier

on the tool shank. The user

simply brings the tool to the

machine, places it in the tool

holder and presses a key.

The system then emulates the

key input and automatically

reads the data with the

Balluff Tool-ID through

the keyboard interface to

the machine controller. This

means that even existing

machines can be modernised

and upgraded with this cost

effective tool ID solution.

T 01606 812777

W www.balluff.co.uk

weQube − the Smart Camera

New weQubeSeries enhances the weQube modular image processing platform with numerous

innovations! Select between weQube with autofocus or with C mount threaded connection and

combine the software packages on your Smart Camera just as you need.

weQubeOCR

the character recognition package

weQubeVision

the image processing package

weQubeDecode

the scan package

Flexible Communication

Software

Protocol

weQubeOCR reads predefi ned OCR-A

and OCR-B fonts over several lines in

a single scanning operation.

weQubeVision combines any number

of image processing functions in one

application.

weQubeDecode reads all common barcodes

as well as 2D codes even if damaged

or poorly readable.

The new fi rmware update permits you to

simply switch weQube with Industrial Ethernet

to PROFINET or EtherNet/IP protocol. All

weQube models incorporate an Ethernet TCP/

IP and a RS-232 interface as standard.


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Regulations

Enabling smart

interoperability

Paul Laidler Taylor

BUSineSS MAnAGer direcTor for MAchinerY for MAchinerY SAfeTY SAfTeY AT Tüv AT Süd Tüv ProdUcT Süd ProdUcT Service Service

As machinery end users increase their interconnectivity with Industry 4.0 technologies, the

challenge for global regulatory authorities is how to catch-up with this new technological tidal wave

The digital transition

is an enormously

challenging time for the

machinery industry, while

optimising the opportunities

offered by Industry 4.0 is

a must, reducing the risks

involved in the increased

interconnectivity of this

‘fourth Industrial Revolution’

is an imperative.

Advanced sensors are

already finding their way

into modern manufacturing

lines, facilitating informed

decision-making. But this is

just the beginning. Further

innovations will unlock

the full potential of smart

component technologies.

Industrial manufacturing,

and the global regulatory

system, will face significant

challenges as technological

developments move

towards fully connected,

self-organising intelligent

factories. Standing on the

threshold of Industry 4.0,

a new regulatory framework

is therefore required, which

adapts and evolves as smart

manufacturing moves towards

maturity.

complex networks

The main cornerstone

of Industry 4.0 is the

convergence of enterprise IT

and operational technology

(OT). New generations of

complex networks are being

created as the boundaries

between these two areas,

previously largely separate,

become increasingly

indistinct, and IoT devices and

new automation technologies

are rapidly introduced.

The challenge for machinery

end users is to maintain

secure functioning of their

automated processes, while

protecting their networks

from unauthorised access or

even attack. The challenge for

global regulatory authorities

is to catch-up with this new

technological tidal wave,

introducing compliance and

certification requirements that

meet industry’s business and

safety needs.

Today, manufacturing

lines depend on human

supervision and decisionmaking

to optimise operations.

The production devices of

tomorrow’s smart factory will

have the ability to interpret their

environment and autonomously

react to it. Current regulations

are not in place to tackle the

new Industry 4.0 approach.

Technology components

can theoretically be combined

to form a mature smart factory

in the vision of Industry 4.0.

However, each manufacturing

device enters the production

line with its own set of

proprietary interfaces. In other

words, the components each

speak a different language.

A new regulatory framework

and certification approach will

be needed, which supports

the smooth and dynamic

interoperability among odd

components.

The solution is an

electronic reproduction –

a so-called ‘digital twin’,

or ‘administration shell’ of

each physical component.

The digital twin contains the

complete set of parameters

of its physical sibling, as

well as adaptive algorithms

for decentralised selfoptimisation

and safety

measures. Acting as an

intermediary, the digital twin

functions as a standardised

interface between the smart

components, facilitating

flawless interoperability and

delivering a dynamically

reconfigurable system.

A new modular certification

scheme for smart factory components

is currently being developed

Currently, industrial

automation is a consolidated

reality, with approximately

90% of machines in factories

being unconnected. These

isolated and static systems

mean that product safety

(functional safety and

security) can be comfortably

assessed.

connected world

However, the connected

world of Industry 4.0’s

smart factories adds a new

dimension of complexity in

terms of machinery safety

regulation challenges.

IoT connects people and

machines, enabling

bidirectional flow of

information and real-time

decisions. Its diffusion is

now accelerating with the

reduction in size and price

of the sensors, and with the

need for the exchange of large

amounts of data.

As we prepare for Industry

4.0, it is therefore vital for the

shifting landscape of risk to

be taken into account. A smart

factory will see reduced risk

in several areas, such as fewer

worker injuries as machines

take over hazardous tasks.

However, the increasing

number of physical and

digital interfaces, including

interconnected devices

controlled by intelligent

dashboards, introduces a

new set of vulnerabilities,

risks and liability issues.

Based on its complexity, a

dynamically reconfigurable

system requires a regulatory

framework that delivers an

integrated approach to safety

assessment.

These flexible system

architectures and selfconfiguring

systems of

Industry 4.0 will call for a

new, modular method of

certification that delivers

integrated support for

machinery end users as they

progress towards Industry 4.0.

The key benefit of modular

certification is the major cost

and time savings it contributes

to the operation of adaptive

self-configuring Industry 4.0

production systems.

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Who What Where

Who’s done what and gone where...

Baker Perkins

John Cowx

has decided

to relinquish

his role as

managing

director of Baker Perkins but

he will continue as chairman

of the company. It means

that the UK and USA

businesses now have new

managing directors.

Dan Bassett

now has

responsibility

for the UK

business based

in Peterborough having first

joined the company as a

graduate trainee in 1990.

He has had various sales and

commercial roles throughout

this time before becoming

director of capital sales for all

food sectors four years ago.

Dan Smith

has been

promoted to

managing

director of the

US business from general

manager, a management

position he has held since 2006.

Geoff Hawley

is replacing

Bassett as

director of food

capital sales.

He has held various roles at

the UK and US businesses

and has spent the last year

as strategic development

manager – sales.

Langguth UK

John Orme has

been appointed

general

manager for

Langguth UK.

He has held a senior sales

manager role at Grunwald UK

for four years and in his new

position, will be responsible

for the direction of all sales,

servicing and spares as well

as actively developing new

commercial partnerships with

other specialists.

CKF Systems

Robbie

Dawson has

rejoined CKF

Systems as sales

and marketing

manager having spent the

last 18 months with a

Poole-based systems

integrator. “When a sales

management role became

available within the business,

we wasted no time in

approaching Robbie as he

is a talented individual,”

says CKF md Bryan Wheeler.

Hayssen Flexible

Dan Irod has been appointed

to the newly created role

of business development

director Central and Eastern

Europe, Commonwealth

of Independent States

and Russia, for Hayssen

Flexible Systems. He will be

responsible for developing

new sales.

RARUK Automation

Alec Jackson

has joined

RARUK as senior

automation

sales engineer

to develop the interest British

manufacturers are showing in

its MAFU disentangling and

feeding technology. He has

been in engineering for more

than 30 years in various design,

managerial and sales roles.

Yamato

Paul Ingall has

joined Yamato

Scale Dataweigh

as business

development

manager and will work with

the operations manager

to improve the company’s

spare parts and actuator

repair offerings. Prior to

joining, Ingall was a systems

plus engineer with factory

automation specialists Sick UK.

Interactive Coding Equipment (ICE)

ICE has recruited three new sales engineers (pictured here from

left to right) to support business growth across the country.

Tony Walker joins the team as national key accounts manager

while Mark Webb will strengthen Zodiac thermal transfer

overprinting in the South West of England and Sean Lyley will

support Vulcan print and apply labeller business development

in the South of England.

Diary

Dates

26 – 28, SEPTEMBER, 2017

PPMA Show 2017

NEC, Birmingham

www.ppmashow.co.uk

12 – 14 JULY

Propak China 2017

Shanghai, China

www.propackchina.com

2 AUGUST

PPMA Seminar

Boost your sales

effectiveness

Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel

and Country Club

christine.jordan@ppma.co.uk

8 AUGUST

PPMA Seminar

Introduction to project

management

Marriott Hotel, Northampton

Christine.jordan@ppma.co.uk

25 – 27 SEPTEMBER

PACK EXPO Las Vegas

Las Vegas, USA

www.packexpolasvegas.com

3 – 6 OCTOBER

Japan Pack 2017

Tokyo, Japan

www.japanpack.jp/en

24 – 26 OCTOBER

Propak Cape 2017

Cape Town, South Africa

www.propakcape.co.za

31 OCTOBER – 2 NOVEMBER

Gulfood Manufacturing

Dubai World Trade Centre

www.gulfoodmanufacturing.com

15 – 18 NOVEMBER

Plastics & Rubber

Indonesia 2017

Jakarta, Indonesia

www.plasticsandrubber

indonesia.com


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Buyers Guide: Ancillary Equipment

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

83

AC INDUSTRIAL DRIVES

PILZ Automation Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ Peter Buckley

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

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk

AC SERVO DRIVES

PILZ Automation Technology

Buyers Guide: Processing

HUMAN

www.baumer.com

Equipment

MACHINE INTERFACE

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Advertise: Middlesex TW12 2HD Christine Valdes Middlesex T 020 TW12 2HD 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Northants, NN18 8TJ

Quin Systems Ltd

Ancillary Equipment

Oaklands Park,

MACHINE GUARDING SYSTEMS

www.ifm.com/uk

Ancillary Equipment Advertise: Christine ifm electronic Valdes Ltd T 020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk

AS-i / IO-LINKNETWORKS

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

CABLES / POWER SUPPLIES

ifm electronic Ltd

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

CARBON REDUCTION

INDUCTIVE SENSORS

www.schmersal.co.uk

Processing Birmingham, B11 Equipment 2BH T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767 Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

E: miked@powercapacitors.co.uk

www.powercapacitors.co.uk

COLOUR SENSORS

ifm electronic Ltd

T: 07780 470457

Advertise: Christine Valdes T T: 01536 312770

020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

ifm electronic Ltd

Buyers Guide: Oldfield Road, Packaging Hampton, Machinery

Middlesex TW12 2HD

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

CONTROL SOFTWARE

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

Advertise: T: 020 8213-2222

www.ifm.com/uk

Christine Valdes T 020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

PILZ Automation Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk

Processing Equipment

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

Packaging Machinery E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk Advertise: Christine INDUSTRIAL Valdes MOTORS T 020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

CONVEYORS – BELT

CKF Systems Ltd

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,

Gloucester, GL2 4NF

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk

CONVEYORS – MOTORISED DRUMS

Interroll Ltd

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

Orion Way, Kettering,

Northants, NN15 6NL

T: 01536 312770

E: gb.sales@interroll.com www.interroll.co.uk

CONVEYORS –ROLLER

CKF Systems Ltd

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,

Gloucester, GL2 4NF

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk

Interroll Ltd

Orion Way, Kettering,

Northants, NN15 6NL

T: 01536 312770

E: gb.sales@interroll.com www.interroll.co.uk

CYLINDER SENSORS / ENCODERS

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

DATA MATRIX READERS

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

DRUM MOTORS

Interroll Ltd

Orion Way, Kettering,

Northants, NN15 6NL

E: gb.sales@interroll.com www.interroll.co.uk

ENCODERS

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

PILZ Automation Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

E: miked@powercapacitors.co.uk

www.powercapacitors.co.uk

Birmingham, B11 2BH

T: 07780 470457

EX-HAZARDOUS AREA EQUIPMENT

FIELDBUS SYSTEMS

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

Saint-Maurice cedex

Tel : +33 (0) 1 45 11 60 00

E: contact@marechal.com

www.marechal.com

FILTERS – MAGNETIC

Goudsmit Magnetics Group

T: +44 (0)7482 983183

E: pbu@goudsmit.eu

www.goudsmitmagnets.com

FLOW SENSORS

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

PILZ Automation Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

Schmersal Ltd

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com

www.schmersal.co.uk www.schmersal.net

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

INDUSTRIAL ENERGY SAVING

Birmingham, B11 2BH

T: 07780 470457

E: miked@powercapacitors.co.uk

www.powercapacitors.co.uk

PILZ Automation Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk

LEVEL SENSORS

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

LINEAR MOTORS

Wokingham, RG41 2FD

T: 0118 977 1077

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

Axelent Ltd

Modular Machine Guarding

Swindon SN5 5FZ

T: 01793 523535

E: sales@axelent.com

www.axelent.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

PILZ Automation Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk

Schmersal Ltd

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com

www.schmersal.net

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

MAGNETIC SENSORS

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

MAGNETIC SEPARATORS

Goudsmit Magnetics Group

Peter Buckley

T: +44 (0)7482 983183

E: pbu@goudsmit.eu

www.goudsmitmagnets.com

MANUFACTURING EXECUTION/

INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Packaging Machinery

METAL DETECTION

Birmingham, B45 8JL

Bytronic

T: +44 (0)1564 793174

E: enquiries@bytronic.com

www.bytronic.com

Goudsmit Magnetics Group

Peter Buckley

T: +44 (0)7482 983183

E: pbu@goudsmit.eu

www.goudsmitmagnets.com


Advertise: Christine Valdes 020 8773 8111 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Ancillary Equipment

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Ancillary Equipment Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

MOTION CONTROL

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

Quin Systems Ltd

Oaklands Park,

Wokingham, RG41 2FD

T: 0118 977 1077

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

Interroll Ltd

Orion Way, Kettering,

Northants, NN15 6NL

T: 01536 312770

E: gb.sales@interroll.com www.interroll.co.uk

PHOTOCELLS /

DISTANCE MEASUREMENT

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

PHOTOELECTRIC SENSORS

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

PIPEWORK / DUCTING

JACOB (UK) LTD

T: 01694 722841

E: sales@jacob-uk.com

www.jacob-uk.com

PNEUMATIC CONTROL EQUIPMENT

JACOB (UK) LTD

T: 01694 722841

E: sales@jacob-uk.com

www.jacob-uk.com

PRESSURE SENSORS

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

PILZ Automation Technology

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

PILZ Automation Technology

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

Middlesex TW12 2HD

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

Pilz Buyers House, Little Colliers Field, Corby, Guide: T: 020 8213-2222 Processing Northants, Equipment

NN18 8TJ

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

Northants, NN18 8TJ

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

www.ifm.com/uk

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk

Advertise: Christine Valdes SICK T (UK) 020 LTD8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

ULTRASONIC SENSORS

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

Schmersal Ltd

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

www.schmersal.co.uk www.schmersal.net

PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS SICK (UK) LTD

www.baumer.com

Processing Equipment Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

PILZ Automation Technology

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

ifm electronic Ltd

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 020 8213-2222

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk

www.ifm.com/uk

SENSORS FOR AUTOMATION

SICK (UK) LTD

MOTORISED DRUMS

REGISTRATION MARK SCANNERS

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

Balluff Ltd

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

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

RESOLVERS

Baumer T Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

RFID / DATA MATRIX

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

VALVES

Middlesex TW12 2HD

SICK Packaging (UK) LTD Machinery T: 020 8213-2222

Advertise: Christine PILZ Automation Valdes Technology T 020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Gemu Valves Ltd

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

www.ifm.com/uk

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01925 824044

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

E: customer.support@gemu.co.uk

SICK (UK) LTD

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

www.gemu.co.uk

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

Baumer Limited

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 ROBOT 8773 SYSTEMS 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

SERVO DRIVES

Doncaster,Yorkshire DN11 8EW

T: 01302 711056 E: sales@bwcontainersystems.com

www.bwcontainersystems.com

CKF Systems Ltd

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,

Gloucester, GL2 4NF

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk

FANUC UK Ltd

Coventry, CV3 4LB

T: 02476 639669

E: marketing@fanuc.eu www.fanuc.eu

Western Mechanical Handling UK Ltd

Callington, Cornwall PL17 7SD

T: 01579 383788

E: enquiries@wmh-uk-ltd.com

www.wmh-uk-ltd.com

SAFETY COMPONENTS

PILZ Automation Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk

Schmersal Ltd

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com

www.schmersal.co.uk www.schmersal.net

SAFETY LIGHT CURTAINS

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

Cheshire, CW9 7UA

T: 01606 812 777

E: sales@balluff.co.uk www.balluff.co.uk

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

Buyers Guide: Packaging Machinery

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

Advertise: Christine Valdes 020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

SERVO CONTROL SYSTEMS

Quin Systems Ltd

Oaklands Park,

Wokingham, RG41 2FD

T: 0118 977 1077

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

PILZ Automation Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk

SERVO MOTORS

PILZ Automation Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk

TACHOS

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

TEMPERATURE SENSORS

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

Processing Equipment

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk

VACUUM GRIPPERS

Turbo Vacuumentation Ltd

T: 0161 482 4004

E: steve.hurn@turbo-vac.co.uk

www.turbo-vac.co.uk

VALVE FEEDBACK

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES

(INVERTERS)

Packaging Machinery

PILZ Automation Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

E: sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk

VIBRATION MONITORING

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

VISION SENSORS

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8TZ

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

E: info@sick.co.uk www.sick.co.uk


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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING:

3D PRINTING

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

ADHESIVES

Sealock Ltd

Hampshire, SP10 5NU

T: +44 (0) 1264 358185

E: sales@sealock.co.uk

www.sealock.co.uk

Winkworth

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

AUTOCLAVES & STERILIZERS

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk

BAKERY PROCESS EQUIPMENT

Baker Perkins Ltd

Manor Drive,

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com

www.bakerperkins.com

FlexLink Systems Limited

Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN

T: 01908 327200

E: info.uk@flexlink.com

www.flexlink.com

Morton Mixers

T: 0845 277 0939

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk

www.morton-mixers.co.uk

Winkworth

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

BAKING

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

Steck Depositors Limited

Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3LF

T: +44 (0) 1293 873439

E: sales@steckdepositors.com

www.steckdepositors.com

BISCUIT PROCESS EQUIPMENT

Baker Perkins Ltd

Manor Drive,

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com

www.bakerperkins.com

Winkworth

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

BLENDING

T: +44 (0)1260 272894

E: sales@jrboone.com

www.jrboone.com

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

Silverson Machines Ltd

Waterside, Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 1PQ

T: 01494 786331

E: sales@silverson.co.uk

www.silverson.co.uk

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 Winkworth 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

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

BOWL CHOPPER

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

BREAKFAST CEREAL

PROCESS EQUIPMENT

Baker T Perkins Ltd

Manor Drive,

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com

www.bakerperkins.com

Winkworth

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

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

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

Packaging Machinery Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 8111 T: E 01908 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

BULK PRODUCT

HANDLING SYSTEMS

Coperion K-Tron GB

4 Acorn Business Park, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 1AS

T: 0161 209 4810

E: ckb@coperionktron.com

www@coperionktron.com

The E Industrial Cleaning

Equipment Company

T: 01543 449259 E: info@ecoblastsupplies.co.uk

www.ecoblastsupplies.co.uk

JACOB (UK) LTD

T: 01694 722841

E: sales@jacob-uk.com

www.jacob-uk.com

piab

Oaks Ind. Est., Festival Drive,

Loughborough, LE11 5XN

T: 01509 857010 F: 01509 857011

E: info-uk@piab.com www.piab.com

Riley

Automation Ltd

Foresters Business Park,

Sinfin Lane, Derby, DE23 8AG

T: 01332 275850 F: 01332 275855

E: sales@rileyautomation.com www.rileyautomation.com

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk

CLEANING MACHINES

The Industrial Cleaning

Equipment Company

T: 01543 449259 E: info@ecoblastsupplies.co.uk

www.ecoblastsupplies.co.uk

COATING

AMP Rose

Gainsborough,

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT

T: +44 1427 611 969

E: sales@amp-rose.com www.amp-rose.com

Winkworth

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

Processing Equipment Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 8111 E: E salesuk@reiser.com chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

www.reiser.com

CONFECTIONERY PROCESS

EQUIPMENT

AMP Rose

Gainsborough,

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT

T: +44 1427 611 969

E: sales@amp-rose.com www.amp-rose.com

Baker Perkins Ltd

Manor Drive,

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com

www.bakerperkins.com

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

Buyers Guide: Packaging Machinery

Advertise: Christine Valdes 020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Winkworth

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

CONVEYORS

CKF Systems Ltd

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,

Gloucester, GL2 4NF

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk

Grote International

Wrexham, LL13 7YP

www.grotecompany.com

E: sales@intl.grotecompany.com

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 8111 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

COOKING KETTLES

T: 01978 362243 F: 01978 362255

Winkworth

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

COSMETIC & TOILETRY

PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk

Morton Mixers

T: 0845 277 0939

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk

www.morton-mixers.co.uk

Winkworth

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

DAIRY EQUIPMENT

AVE UK LTD

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG

T: 01252 733200

E: sales@aveuk.net

www.aveuk.net

FlexLink Systems Limited

Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN

T: 01908 327200

E: info.uk@flexlink.com

www.flexlink.com

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

Yorkshire Packaging Systems Ltd

Woodkirk Freight Terminal, Quarry Lane,

Woodkirk, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 7JJ

T: 01924 441355 F: 01924 440686

E: enquiries@yps.co.uk www.yps.co.uk

DEPOSITORS LIQUIDS/SOLIDS

Processing Equipment

Baker Perkins Ltd

Manor Drive,

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com

www.bakerperkins.com

Grote International

Wrexham, LL13 7YP

www.grotecompany.com

E: sales@intl.grotecompany.com

T: 01978 362243 F: 01978 362255

Karmelle Ltd

Unit 17, Queens Mill Industrial Estate,

Queens Mill Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3RR

T: 01484 533356

E: Karmelle@gmail.com www.karmelle.com

G Mondini (UK) Ltd

Whitebridge Lane,

Whitebridge Estates, Stone, Staffs ST15 8LY

T: 01785 812512 F: 01785 819512

E: info@gmondini.co.uk www.gmondini.co.uk

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Riggs Autopack Ltd

Premier Mill, Brunswick Street,

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU

T: 01282 440040 F: 01282 440041

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

SP Filling Systems Ltd

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553

E: sales@sp-filling.co.uk www.sp-filling.co.uk

Packaging Machinery

Steck Depositors Limited

Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3LF

T: +44 (0) 1293 873439

E: sales@steckdepositors.com

www.steckdepositors.com

Western Mechanical Handling UK Ltd

Callington, Cornwall PL17 7SD

T: 01579 383788

E: enquiries@wmh-uk-ltd.com

www.wmh-uk-ltd.com

DIAGNOSTIC TEST STRIP EQUIPMENT

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

DRUM EMPTYING

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

DRUM FILLING

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

Morton Mixers

T: 0845 277 0939

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk

www.morton-mixers.co.uk

Valco Melton UK

Hortonwood 32,

Telford TF1 7YN

T: 01952 677911 F: 01952 677945

E: ask@valcomelton.com www.valcomelton.com

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

SP Filling Systems Ltd

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553

E: sales@sp-filling.co.uk www.sp-filling.co.uk


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EXTRUSION

Baker Perkins Ltd

Manor Drive,

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com

www.bakerperkins.com

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

Winkworth

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

www.morton-mixers.co.uk

Buyers Guide: Packaging Machinery

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

FILLING MACHINES: LIQUID

T: 01935 483900

Advertise: Christine Valdes E: info.npu@netzsch.com T 020 8773 www.netzsch.com

8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Winkworth

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

Riggs Autopack Ltd

Premier Mill, Brunswick Street,

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU

T: 01282 440040 F: 01282 440041

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

Grote International

Wrexham, LL13 7YP

www.grotecompany.com

E: sales@intl.grotecompany.com

T: 01978 362243 F: 01978 362255

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk

Morton Mixers

T: 0845 277 0939

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk

www.morton-mixers.co.uk

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

Riggs Autopack Ltd

Premier Mill, Brunswick Street,

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU

T: 01282 440040 F: 01282 440041

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

Schmersal Ltd

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com

www.schmersal.co.uk www.schmersal.net

Western Mechanical Handling UK Ltd

Callington, Cornwall PL17 7SD

T: 01579 383788

E: enquiries@wmh-uk-ltd.com

www.wmh-uk-ltd.com

Winkworth

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

GRILLING

Western Mechanical Handling UK Ltd

Callington, Cornwall PL17 7SD

T: 01579 383788

E: enquiries@wmh-uk-ltd.com

www.wmh-uk-ltd.com

HEAT EXCHANGERS

Krones UK Ltd

Westregen House,

Great Bank Road, Wingates Industrial Park,

Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 3XB

T: 01942 845000 F: 01942 E845091

E: sales@krones.co.uk www.krones.com

HIGH PRESSURE PROCESSING

EQUIPMENT (HPP)

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk

Sealpac UK Ltd

Units 1-3, The Concept Centre,

Innovation Close, Poole, Dorset BH12 4QD, UK

T: 0845 302 3056 F: 0845 302 3057

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

HOMOGENISATION

Silverson Machines Ltd

Waterside, Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 1PQ

T: 01494 786331

E: sales@silverson.co.uk

www.silverson.co.uk

MECHANISATION –UNPACKED

MECHANICAL HANDLING

PROCESS AREA

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

MINCING & GRINDING

Bizerba (UK) Limited

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS

T: 01908 682740

E: info@bizerba.co.uk

www.bizerba.com

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

MIXING MACHINES

Morton Mixers

T: 0845 277 0939

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk

www.morton-mixers.co.uk

T: +44 (0)1260 272894

E: sales@jrboone.com

www.jrboone.com

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

Silverson Machines Ltd

Waterside, Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 1PQ

T: 01494 786331

E: sales@silverson.co.uk

www.silverson.co.uk

Winkworth

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

MIXING VESSELS

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 8111 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

d h industries

dh industries

Sullivan House, Fenton Way, Laindon,

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK

T: +44 (0)1268 410 666 - F: +44 (0)1268 410 777

E: dh@dhi.co.uk - www.dhi.co.uk

Morton Mixers

T: 0845 277 0939

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk

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

PASTA COOKERS

Winkworth

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

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& DICING

PASTEURISERS

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

Winkworth

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk

FILTRATION EQUIPMENT

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

KHS UK Limited

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 MEAT 8773 PROCESSING 8111 EQUIPMENT

chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

6 Monkspath Business Park,

d Sullivan h industries

House, Fenton Way, Laindon,

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935

dh T: +44 industries

(0)1268 410 666 - F: +44 (0)1268 410 777

Dorchester, Dorset,

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com

E: dh@dhi.co.uk - www.dhi.co.uk

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

PHARMACEUTICAL PROCESSING

FOOD PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

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

Baker Perkins Ltd

Manor Drive,

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com

www.bakerperkins.com

Coperion K-Tron GB

4 Acorn Business Park, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 1AS

T: 0161 209 4810

E: ckb@coperionktron.com

www@coperionktron.com

Winkworth

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

PILOT PLANT

Winkworth

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

PIZZA EQUIPMENT

Grote International

Wrexham, LL13 7YP

www.grotecompany.com

E: sales@intl.grotecompany.com

T: 01978 362243 F: 01978 362255

G Mondini (UK) Ltd

Whitebridge Lane,

Whitebridge Estates, Stone, Staffs ST15 8LY

T: 01785 812512 F: 01785 819512

E: info@gmondini.co.uk www.gmondini.co.uk

Multipond Limited

Genoa Way, High Wycombe, HP11 1NY

T: 01494 471580 F: 01494 533487

E: info@multipond.co.uk www.multipond.com

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

Steck Depositors Limited

Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3LF

T: +44 (0) 1293 873439

E: sales@steckdepositors.com

www.steckdepositors.com

PUMPS

Processing Equipment

Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2QL

T: 01372 737300 E: sales.LN@leybold.com

www.leybold.com

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

SANDWICH PREPARATION

EQUIPMENT

Grote International

Wrexham, LL13 7YP

www.grotecompany.com

E: sales@intl.grotecompany.com

T: 01978 362243 F: 01978 362255

SAUSAGE PRODUCTION

EQUIPMENT

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

Bizerba (UK) Limited

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS

T: 01908 682740

E: info@bizerba.co.uk

www.bizerba.com

Grote International

Wrexham, LL13 7YP

www.grotecompany.com

E: sales@intl.grotecompany.com

Packaging

T: 01978 362243

Machinery

F: 01978 362255

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

SMOKE GENERATORS

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

SMOKE OVENS

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

SNACK PROCESS EQUIPMENT

Baker Perkins Ltd

Manor Drive,

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com

www.bakerperkins.com

Morton Mixers

T: 0845 277 0939

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk

www.morton-mixers.co.uk

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

Winkworth

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

SORTING EQUIPMENT

Scorpion Vision Ltd

Lymington, Hampshire SO41 0ED

T: 01590 679333

E: sales@scorpionvision.co.uk

www.scorpionvision.co.uk

SPECIAL PURPOSE MACHINES

Aylesbury Automation Ltd

Unit 2 Farmbrough Close, Stocklake

Industrial Park, Aylesbury, HP20 1DQ.

T: 01296 314300 F: 01296 482424

E: enquiry@aylesbury-automation.co.uk

www.aylesbury-automation.co.uk


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NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk

The Industrial Cleaning

Equipment Company

T: 01543 449259 E: info@ecoblastsupplies.co.uk

T

www.ecoblastsupplies.co.uk

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk

Cremer Speciaalmachines BV

T: 01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk www.mixer.co.uk Heereweg 5, 2161 AB Lisse, The Netherlands

T: +31 252 419038 F: +31 252 418718

E: sales@cremer.com

www.cremer.com

STERILISING TUNNELS

WASHING EQUIPMENT

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 E216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

UV CURING

Jenton International Ltd.

9 Ardglen Ind. Est., Ardglen Rd.,

Whitchurch, Hants RG28 7BB

T: 01256 892194

E: sales@jenton.co.uk www.jenton.co.uk

Sewtec Automation Ltd

3 Riverside Way,

TABLET, CAPSULE AND

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,

Dewsbury Buyers WF13 3LG Guide: Packaging CONFECTIONERY PRINTING

VACUUM Machinery

PROCESS VESSELS

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949

E: sales@sewtec.co.uk www.sewtec.co.uk

MACHINES

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Advertise: SPICE & HERB STERILISATION

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Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

Buyers Guide: Processing Equipment

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk

Morton Mixers

T: 0845 277 0939

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk

T

www.morton-mixers.co.uk

The Industrial Cleaning

Equipment Company

T: 01543 449259 E: info@ecoblastsupplies.co.uk

www.ecoblastsupplies.co.uk

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

WASHING/STERILISING EQUIPMENT

The Industrial Cleaning

Equipment Company

T: 01543 449259 E: info@ecoblastsupplies.co.uk

www.ecoblastsupplies.co.uk

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

EE: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

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TABLETTING &

TABLET COUNTING

X-RAY INSPECTION

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Winkworth

Ishida Europe Ltd

Kettles Wood Drive,

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

Woodgate Business Park, Birmingham B32 3DB

T: 0121 607 7700 F: 0121 607 7666

E: info@ishidaeurope.com www.ishidaeurope.com

Advertise: Christine Valdes 020 8773 8111 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Processing Equipment

Sparc Systems Ltd

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP

T: 01684 310000

E: sales@sparc-systems.co.uk

www.sparc-systems.co.uk

Packaging Machinery

Buyers Guide: Packaging Machinery

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

ADHESIVES

Brunel Engineering Services Ltd

The Street, Broughton Gifford, Melksham,

Wiltshire SN12 8PH

T: 01225 784019 F: 01225 783400

E: general@brunelengineeringservices.co.uk

www.brunelengineeringservices.co.uk

Sealock Ltd

Hampshire, SP10 5NU

T: +44 (0) 1264 358185

E: sales@sealock.co.uk

www.sealock.co.uk

ADHESIVE APPLICATORS

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 BAGGING 8773 EQUIPMENT 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

Brunel Engineering Services Ltd

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

The Street, Broughton Gifford, Melksham,

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500

Wiltshire SN12 8PH

T: 01225 784019 F: 01225 783400

E: info@optima-gb.com

E: general@brunelengineeringservices.co.uk

www.optima-gb.com

www.brunelengineeringservices.co.uk

Nordson (U.K.) Ltd.

25 Faraday Road, Rabans Lane Industrial Area,

Aylesbury, HP19 8RY

T: 01296 610 140 F: 01296 610 175

E: sales@uk.nordson.com

www.nordson.co.uk/adhesives

Protek Packaging Ltd

Warrington, Cheshire WA1 4RR

T: 01925 819557

E: sales@protekpackaging.com

www.protekpackaging.com

Valco Melton UK

Hortonwood 32,

Telford TF1 7YN

T: 01952 677911 F: 01952 677945

E: ask@valcomelton.com www.valcomelton.com

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk

AEROSOL & SPRAY EQUIPMENT

d h industries

dh industries

Sullivan House, Fenton Way, Laindon,

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK

T: +44 (0)1268 410 666 - F: +44 (0)1268 410 777

E: dh@dhi.co.uk - www.dhi.co.uk

AUTOMATIC GUIDED VEHICLES

Ocme UK Ltd

King John Hse, Kingsclere Park,

Kingsclere, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 4SW

T: 01635 298171 F: 01635 297936

E: sales.uk@ocme.com www.ocme.com

AMP Rose

Gainsborough,

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT

T: +44 1427 611 969

E: sales@amp-rose.com www.amp-rose.com

Audion Swissvac UK

18 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8AN

T: 01753 546777

E: info@audionelektro.co.uk

www.audionelektro.co.uk

automated packaging systems

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401

Email: sales@autobag.co.uk www.autobag.co.uk

Coperion K-Tron GB

4 Acorn Business Park, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 1AS

T: 0161 209 4810

E: ckb@coperionktron.com

www@coperionktron.com

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk

www.fischbein.com/eastern

Gainsborough Industrial Controls Ltd

Alpha Works, Sandars Road, Heapham Road

Industrial Estate, Gainsborough DN21 1RZ

T: 01427 611885

E: sales@gic.uk.net www.gic.uk.net

Ilapak Ltd

Uxbridge, Middlesex T

UB8 2YF

T: 020 8797 2000

E: sales@ilapak.co.uk www.ilapak.com

Line Equipment Ltd

Nottingham, NG16 3SU

T: 01773 717007

E: enquiries@lineequipment.co.uk

www.lineequipment.co.uk

2 Pilgrim Way, Stanningley,

Leeds LS28 6LU

PFM Packaging T: Machinery 0113 239 3401 Ltd

E: sales@pfmuk.com

www.pfmuk.com

105 Newdigate Road, Nottingham, NG16 1HN

T: 0115 875 9846

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

Rovema Packaging Machines Ltd

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440

E: sales@rovema.co.uk

www.rovema.co.uk

Statec Binder GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

BAG PALLETISERS

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk

www.fischbein.com/eastern

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KUKA E Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

E: info@phs-uk.com www.phs-uk.com

Packaging Machinery

Statec Binder GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

BAG SEALERS

Audion Swissvac UK

18 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8AN

T: 01753 546777

E: info@audionelektro.co.uk

www.audionelektro.co.uk

automated packaging systems

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401

Email: sales@autobag.co.uk www.autobag.co.uk

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk

www.fischbein.com/eastern

W H Leary, Robatech

Basildon, Essex, SS15 6SW

T: 01268 490035

E: post@whleary.co.uk

www.whleary.co.uk

Gainsborough Engineering Company

Long Wood Road, Corringham Road Industrial Estate,

Gainsborough, DN21 1QB

T: 01427 617677

F: 01427 810443

E: sales@gains-eng.co.uk

www.gains-eng.co.uk

CKF Systems Ltd

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,

Gloucester, GL2 4NF

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk

RM Sealers Ltd

Valley Farm, Dagnall, Herts HP4 1QR

T: 01442 843387

E: enquiries@rmsealers.co.uk

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BANDING

Gordian Strapping Ltd

Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6XX

T: 01256 394 400 F: 01256 394 410

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com

www.gordianstrapping.com

Jenton International Ltd.

9 Ardglen Ind. Est., Ardglen Rd.,

Whitchurch, Hants RG28 7BB

T: 01256 892194

E: sales@jenton.co.uk www.jenton.co.uk

Packaging Aids Limited

Lords Way, Basildon, Essex SS13 1TN

T: 01268 885885 F: 01268 885860

E: sales@packer-products.co.uk

www.packer-products.co.uk

Sollas UK Ltd

Hampshire RG28 7BB

T: 01256 896930

E: sales@sollasuk.com www.sollas.com

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

BAR CODE READER

VERIFICATION-OCR

BAR CODE SYSTEMS

Acrovision

Hertfordshire, AL3 8JP

T: 0845 337 0250

E: info@acrovision.co.uk

www.acrovision.co.uk

Birmingham, B45 8JL

Bytronic

T: +44 (0)1564 793174

E: enquiries@bytronic.com

www.bytronic.com

www.logopak.co.uk

T: 01904 692333

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ

T: 01844 213177

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.com

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd

53 Central Way, Andover,

Hampshire, SP10 5AN

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333

E: ppma@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk

Cobalt Systems Ltd

Cobalt House, Arden Square,

Electra Way, Crewe, CW1 6HA

T: 01270 539800

E: sales@cobaltis.co.uk www.cobaltis.co.uk

Industrial Labelling Systems Ltd

D4 Brookside Business Park, Manchester M24 1GS

T: 0161 655 4846

E: sales@ilsystems.co.uk

www.ilsystems.co.uk

St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 8EP

T: 01480 408500

E: mail@leuze.co.uk www.leuze.co.uk

BLISTER PACKERS

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd

53 Central Way, Andover,

Hampshire, SP10 5AN

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333

E: ppma@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com

E

Dividella AG

Körber Medipak Systems UK

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE

T: 01753 754865

www.dividella.com

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 8111 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Körber Medipak Systems UK

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE

T: 01753 754865 E: info@uk.medipak.systems.com

www.medipak-systems.com

Mediseal GmbH

Körber Medipak Systems UK

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE

T: 01753 754865

www.mediseal.de

Sepha Ltd

Unit 25, Carrowreagh Business Park,

Carrowreagh Road, Dundonald,

Belfast BT16 1QQ

T: 028 9048 4848 F: 028 9048 0890

E: info@sepha.com www.sepha.com

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

BLOW MOULDING

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP

T: 01235 537222

E: info@serac-uk.com www.serac-group.com

CAN FILLING EQUIPMENT

All-Fill International Ltd

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406

E: info@allfill.co.uk www.allfill.co.uk

KHS UK Limited

6 Monkspath Business Park,

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com

Multipond Limited

Genoa Way, High Wycombe, HP11 1NY

T: 01494 471580 F: 01494 533487

E: info@multipond.co.uk www.multipond.com

CAPPERS

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

Advanced Dynamics Ltd

Unit 3, 606 Industrial Park,

Staithgate Lane, Bradford, BD6 1YA

T: 01274 731222 F: 01274 308953

E: info@advanceddynamics.co.uk

www.advanceddynamics.co.uk

AVE UK LTD

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG

T: 01252 733200

E: sales@aveuk.net

www.aveuk.net

Cap Coder Ltd

Monument Business Park,

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW

T: 01865 891466 F: 01865 891292

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

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

Propack Automation Machinery Ltd

10 Hill Wootton Rd, Leek Wootton, Warwicks, CV35 7QL

T: 02476 470074

E: office@propack.co.uk

www.propack.co.uk

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP

T: 01235 537222

E: info@serac-uk.com www.serac-group.com

SP Filling Systems Ltd

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553

E: sales@sp-filling.co.uk www.sp-filling.co.uk

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

CARTONING SYSTEMS

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd

53 Central Way, Andover,

Hampshire, SP10 5AN

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333

E: ppma@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com

Brunel Engineering Services Ltd

The Street, Broughton Gifford, Melksham,

Wiltshire SN12 8PH

T: 01225 784019 F: 01225 783400

E: general@brunelengineeringservices.co.uk

www.brunelengineeringservices.co.uk

CAMA 3 Ltd

Suite 44, Berkeley House,

Hunts Rise, South Marston Park,

Swindon, Wilts, SN3 4TG

T: 01793 831111 F: 01793 831481

E: cama3@camagroup.com www.camagroup.com

CME Ltd

Combe St Nicholas, Somerset, TA20 3NL

T: 01460 269500

E: cme@cme-ltd.com

www.cme-ltd.com

Dividella AG

Körber Medipak Systems UK

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE

T: 01753 754865

www.dividella.com

ETPACK SPRINTER UK LTD

NEWBURY, BERKS, RG14 5SJ

T: 01635 905090

E: dianne@et-pack.com

www.et-pack.com

Jacob White Packaging Ltd

Riverside Way, Dartford, Kent DA1 5BY

T: 01322 272531

F: 01322 270692

E: enquiries@jacobwhite.com www.jacobwhite.com

Kliklok International Ltd

Western Drive, Bristol BS14 0AY

T: 01275 836131

E: sales@kliklok-int.com

www.kliklok-int.com

now part of the Bosch Group

Körber Medipak Systems UK

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE

T: 01753 754865 E: info@uk.medipak.systems.com

www.medipak-systems.com

Mediseal GmbH

Körber Medipak Systems UK

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE

T: 01753 754865

www.mediseal.de

Propack Automation Machinery Ltd

10 Hill Wootton Rd, Leek Wootton, Warwicks, CV35 7QL

T: 02476 470074

E: office@propack.co.uk

www.propack.co.uk

Packaging Machinery

105 Newdigate Road, Nottingham, NG16 1HN

T: 0115 875 9846

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

Rovema Packaging Machines Ltd

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440

E: sales@rovema.co.uk

www.rovema.co.uk

Sewtec Automation Ltd

3 Riverside Way,

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,

Dewsbury WF13 3LG

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949

E: sales@sewtec.co.uk www.sewtec.co.uk

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

CASE ERECTING/FILLING SEALING

Aetna UK Limited

Oakley, Bedford, MK43 7TA

T: 01234 825050

E: sales@aetna.co.uk www.aetna.co.uk

AVE UK LTD

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG

T: 01252 733200

E: sales@aveuk.net

www.aveuk.net

T: +31 (0)348 410 999 E: sales@blueprintautomation.nl

www.bpa-flexolutions.com

CAMA 3 Ltd

Suite 44, Berkeley House,

Hunts Rise, South Marston Park,

Swindon, Wilts, SN3 4TG

T: 01793 831111 F: 01793 831481

E: cama3@camagroup.com www.camagroup.com

CKF Systems Ltd

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,

Gloucester, GL2 4NF

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk

Endoline Machinery Ltd

Biggleswade, SG18 8QB

T: 01767 316422

E: sales@endoline-automation.com

www.endoline-automation.com

Gordian Strapping Ltd

Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6XX

T: 01256 394 400 F: 01256 394 410

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com

www.gordianstrapping.com

Jacob White Packaging Ltd

Riverside Way, Dartford, Kent DA1 5BY

T: 01322 272531

F: 01322 270692

E: enquiries@jacobwhite.com www.jacobwhite.com

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

E: info@phs-uk.com www.phs-uk.com

Propack Automation Machinery Ltd

10 Hill Wootton Rd, Leek Wootton, Warwicks, CV35 7QL

T: 02476 470074

E: office@propack.co.uk

www.propack.co.uk

www.logopak.co.uk

T: 01904 692333

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk

Norden (UK) Ltd

2 Tanners Drive, Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN

T: 01462 895245 F: 01462 895683

E: enquiries@norden.co.uk

www.nordenmachinery.se

Quin Systems Ltd

Oaklands Park,

Wokingham, RG41 2FD

T: 0118 977 1077

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

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk

Karmelle Ltd

Unit 17, Queens Mill Industrial Estate,

Queens Mill Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3RR

T: 01484 533356

E: Karmelle@gmail.com www.karmelle.com

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

SCM Handling Ltd

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,

Somerset, TA4 3RU

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806

E: sales@scmhandling.com www.scmhandling.com


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Packaging Machinery

89

Woodward Avenue, Yate, Bristol BS37 5AP

T: 01454 328660 F: 01454 326871

E: machine.sales@smurfitkappa.co.uk

www.machinesystems.co.uk

Rovema Packaging Machines Ltd

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440

E: sales@rovema.co.uk

www.rovema.co.uk

Bizerba (UK) Limited

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS

T: 01908 682740

E: info@bizerba.co.uk

www.bizerba.com

T: 01962 761761 E: sales@printsafe.co.uk

www.printsafe.co.uk

SOCO SYSTEM

Sewtec Automation Ltd

3 Riverside Way,

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,

Dewsbury WF13 3LG

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949

E: sales@sewtec.co.uk www.sewtec.co.uk

The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk

Tekpak Automation Ltd (UK)

T: +44 (0)113 3505694

E: sales@tekpak.co.uk

www.tekpak.co.uk

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

CASE LINING/FILLING/CLOSING

T: +31 (0)348 410 999 E: sales@blueprintautomation.nl

www.bpa-flexolutions.com

CASE PACKERS AUTOMATIC

AVE UK LTD

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG

T: 01252 733200

E: sales@aveuk.net

www.aveuk.net

T: +31 (0)348 410 999 E: sales@blueprintautomation.nl

www.bpa-flexolutions.com

Doncaster,Yorkshire DN11 8EW

T: 01302 711056 E: sales@bwcontainersystems.com

www.bwcontainersystems.com

CAMA 3 Ltd

Suite 44, Berkeley House,

Hunts Rise, South Marston Park,

Swindon, Wilts, SN3 4TG

T: 01793 831111 F: 01793 831481

E: cama3@camagroup.com www.camagroup.com

CKF Systems Ltd

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,

Gloucester, GL2 4NF

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk

Endoline Machinery Ltd

Biggleswade, SG18 8QB

T: 01767 316422

E: sales@endoline-automation.com

www.endoline-automation.com

The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk

Woodward Avenue, Yate, Bristol BS37 5AP

T: 01454 328660 F: 01454 326871

E: machine.sales@smurfitkappa.co.uk

www.machinesystems.co.uk

Tekpak Automation Ltd (UK)

T: +44 (0)113 3505694

E: sales@tekpak.co.uk

www.tekpak.co.uk

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

CASE TAPING/STRAPPING/GLUING

Aetna UK Limited

Oakley, Bedford, MK43 7TA

T: 01234 825050

E: sales@aetna.co.uk www.aetna.co.uk

Endoline Machinery Ltd

Biggleswade, SG18 8QB

T: 01767 316422

E: sales@endoline-automation.com

www.endoline-automation.com

Gordian Strapping Ltd

Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6XX

T: 01256 394 400 F: 01256 394 410

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com

www.gordianstrapping.com

Nordson (U.K.) Ltd.

25 Faraday Road, Rabans Lane Industrial Area,

Aylesbury, HP19 8RY

T: 01296 610 140 F: 01296 610 175

E: sales@uk.nordson.com

www.nordson.co.uk/adhesives

Woodward Avenue, Yate, Bristol BS37 5AP

T: 01454 328660 F: 01454 326871

E: machine.sales@smurfitkappa.co.uk

www.machinesystems.co.uk

CENTRIFUGAL BOWL FEEDERS

Aylesbury Automation Ltd

Unit 2 Farmbrough Close, Stocklake

Industrial Park, Aylesbury, HP20 1DQ.

T: 01296 314300 F: 01296 482424

E: enquiry@aylesbury-automation.co.uk

www.aylesbury-automation.co.uk

Sewtec Automation Ltd

3 Riverside Way,

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,

Dewsbury WF13 3LG

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949

E: sales@sewtec.co.uk www.sewtec.co.uk

Ishida Europe Ltd

Kettles Wood Drive,

Woodgate Business Park, Birmingham B32 3DB

T: 0121 607 7700 F: 0121 607 7666

E: info@ishidaeurope.com www.ishidaeurope.com

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

Sparc Systems Ltd

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP

T: 01684 310000

E: sales@sparc-systems.co.uk

www.sparc-systems.co.uk

Yamato

Leeds, LS12 6HH

T: 0113 322 1546

E: sales1@yamatoscale.co.uk

www.yamatoscale.co.uk

CODING & MARKING

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ

T: 01844 213177

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.com

Allen Coding

Unit 9 Gateway 1000, Whittle Way,

Arlington Business Park, Stevenage,

Herts, SG1 2FP

T: 01438 347770 F: 01438 347771

E: info@allencoding.co.uk www.allencoding.com

ATD Marking Systems

Marley House, The Mill, Great Bowden Road,

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7DE

T: 01858 461014 F: 01858 436900

E: mail@atduk.com www.atduk.com

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd

53 Central Way, Andover,

Hampshire, SP10 5AN

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333

E: ppma@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk

Cap Coder Ltd

Monument Business Park,

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW

T: 01865 891466 F: 01865 891292

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

CODING MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd

53 Central Way, Andover,

Hampshire, SP10 5AN

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333

E: ppma@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com

COLLATING EQUIPMENT

CME Ltd

Combe St Nicholas, Somerset, TA20 3NL

T: 01460 269500

E: cme@cme-ltd.com

www.cme-ltd.com

Sewtec Automation Ltd

3 Riverside Way,

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,

Dewsbury WF13 3LG

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949

E: sales@sewtec.co.uk www.sewtec.co.uk

CONFECTIONERY WRAPPING

MACHINES

AMP Rose

Gainsborough,

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT

T: +44 1427 611 969

E: sales@amp-rose.com www.amp-rose.com

CME Ltd

Combe St Nicholas, Somerset, TA20 3NL

T: 01460 269500

E: cme@cme-ltd.com

www.cme-ltd.com

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

CONTRACT LABELLING

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ

T: 01844 213177

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.com

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk

CONVERGERS

Gordian Strapping Ltd

Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6XX

T: 01256 394 400 F: 01256 394 410

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com

www.gordianstrapping.com

KHS UK Limited

6 Monkspath Business Park,

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Quin Systems Ltd

Oaklands Park,

Wokingham, RG41 2FD

T: 0118 977 1077

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

CHECKWEIGHER METAL

DETECTOR COMBI UNITS

Bizerba (UK) Limited

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS

T: 01908 682740

E: info@bizerba.co.uk

www.bizerba.com

The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk

Sparc Systems Ltd

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP

T: 01684 310000

E: sales@sparc-systems.co.uk

www.sparc-systems.co.uk

CHECKWEIGHERS

Domino UK Ltd

Bar Hill, Cambridge

CB23 8TU

T: 01954 782551 E: enquiries@domino-uk.com

www.domino-uk.com

Industrial Labelling Systems Ltd

D4 Brookside Business Park, Manchester M24 1GS

T: 0161 655 4846

E: sales@ilsystems.co.uk

www.ilsystems.co.uk

Linx Printing

Technologies Ltd

St. Ives, PE27 5JL

T: 01480 302661

E: uksales@linx.co.uk www.linx.co.uk

www.logopak.co.uk

T: 01904 692333

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk

Jenton International Ltd.

9 Ardglen Ind. Est., Ardglen Rd.,

Whitchurch, Hants RG28 7BB

T: 01256 892194

E: sales@jenton.co.uk www.jenton.co.uk

Kensal Handling Systems

Kensal House, President Way,

Luton, LU2 9NR

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776

E: sales@kensal.com www.kensal.com

Sewtec Automation Ltd

3 Riverside Way,

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,

Dewsbury WF13 3LG

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949

E: sales@sewtec.co.uk www.sewtec.co.uk

CONVEYORS

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

E: info@phs-uk.com www.phs-uk.com

Anritsu Infivis Ltd

200 Capability Green, Luton LU1 3LU

T: +44(0)1582 433227

E: ais-europe@anritsu.com

www.anritsu.com

Open Date Equipment Ltd

Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4DG

T: 020 8655 4999

E: sales@opendate.co.uk

www.opendate.co.uk

Advance Automated Systems Ltd

T: 01325 328930

E: sales@advance-as.co.uk

www.advanceconveyors.co.uk


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Astec Conveyors

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DH

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com

www.astecconveyors.com

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk

automated packaging systems

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401

Email: sales@autobag.co.uk www.autobag.co.uk

Aylesbury Automation Ltd

Unit 2 Farmbrough Close, Stocklake

Industrial Park, Aylesbury, HP20 1DQ.

T: 01296 314300 F: 01296 482424

E: enquiry@aylesbury-automation.co.uk

www.aylesbury-automation.co.uk

Doncaster,Yorkshire DN11 8EW

T: 01302 711056 E: sales@bwcontainersystems.com

www.bwcontainersystems.com

Cap Coder Ltd

Monument Business Park,

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW

T: 01865 891466 F: 01865 891292

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

CKF Systems Ltd

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,

Gloucester, GL2 4NF

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk

Colwall Conveyor Systems Ltd

Walsall, West Midlands WS2 7NL

T: 01922 405355

E: sales@colwallconveyors.co.uk

www.colwallconveyors.co.uk

Endoline Machinery Ltd

Biggleswade, SG18 8QB

T: 01767 316422

E: sales@endoline-automation.com

www.endoline-automation.com

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk

www.fischbein.com/eastern

FlexLink Systems Limited

Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN

T: 01908 327200

E: info.uk@flexlink.com

www.flexlink.com

The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk

Interroll Ltd

Orion Way, Kettering,

Northants, NN15 6NL

T: 01536 312770

E: gb.sales@interroll.com www.interroll.co.uk

Karmelle Ltd

Unit 17, Queens Mill Industrial Estate,

Queens Mill Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3RR

T: 01484 533356

E: Karmelle@gmail.com www.karmelle.com

Kensal Handling Systems

Kensal House, President Way,

Luton, LU2 9NR

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776

E: sales@kensal.com www.kensal.com

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

E: info@phs-uk.com www.phs-uk.com

SCM Handling Ltd

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,

Somerset, TA4 3RU

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806

E: sales@scmhandling.com www.scmhandling.com

Transnorm

Unit 300B, Ashchurch Business Centre,

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 8TD

T: +44 (0)1684 291100 F: +44 (0)1684 291550

E: sales@transnorm.co.uk www.transnorm.co.uk

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate, E

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk

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CONVEYORS (AIR)

Sewtec Automation Ltd

3 Riverside Way,

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,

Dewsbury WF13 3LG

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949

E: sales@sewtec.co.uk www.sewtec.co.uk

CONVEYORS – MOTORISED DRUMS

Interroll Ltd

Orion Way, Kettering,

Northants, NN15 6NL

T: 01536 312770

E: gb.sales@interroll.com www.interroll.co.uk

CONVEYORS – PALLET

Astec Conveyors

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DH

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com

www.astecconveyors.com

CKF Systems Ltd

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,

Gloucester, GL2 4NF

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk

Interroll Ltd

Orion Way, Kettering,

Northants, NN15 6NL

T: 01536 312770

E: gb.sales@interroll.com www.interroll.co.uk

Kensal Handling Systems

Kensal House, President Way,

Luton, LU2 9NR

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776

E: sales@kensal.com www.kensal.com

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

E: info@phs-uk.com www.phs-uk.com

CONVEYORS – POWERED ROLLER

Astec Conveyors

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DH

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com

www.astecconveyors.com

CKF Systems Ltd

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,

Gloucester, GL2 4NF

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk

Interroll Ltd

Orion Way, Kettering,

Northants, NN15 6NL

T: 01536 312770

E: gb.sales@interroll.com www.interroll.co.uk

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

E: info@phs-uk.com www.phs-uk.com

COUNTING MACHINERY

Cremer Speciaalmachines BV

Heereweg 5, 2161 AB Lisse, The Netherlands

T: +31 252 419038 F: +31 252 418718

E: sales@cremer.com

www.cremer.com

Sparc Systems Ltd

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP

T: 01684 310000

E: sales@sparc-systems.co.uk

www.sparc-systems.co.uk

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

COUNTING/PACKAGING

HARDWARE COMPONENTS

automated packaging systems

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401

Email: sales@autobag.co.uk www.autobag.co.uk

Gainsborough Engineering Company

Long Wood Road, Corringham Road Industrial Estate,

Gainsborough, DN21 1QB

T: 01427 617677

F: 01427 810443

E: sales@gains-eng.co.uk

www.gains-eng.co.uk

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Riley

Automation Ltd

Foresters Business Park,

Sinfin Lane, Derby, DE23 8AG

T: 01332 275850 F: 01332 275855

E: sales@rileyautomation.com www.rileyautomation.com

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk

CRIMPING EQUIPMENT

d h industries

dh industries

Sullivan House, Fenton Way, Laindon,

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK

T: +44 (0)1268 410 666 - F: +44 (0)1268 410 777

E: dh@dhi.co.uk - www.dhi.co.uk

DEBLISTERING MACHINES

Sepha Ltd

Unit 25, Carrowreagh Business Park,

Carrowreagh Road, Dundonald,

Belfast BT16 1QQ

T: 028 9048 4848 F: 028 9048 0890

E: info@sepha.com www.sepha.com

DEPALLETISERS

AVE UK LTD

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG

T: 01252 733200

E: sales@aveuk.net

www.aveuk.net

CKF Systems Ltd

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,

Gloucester, GL2 4NF

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk

Kensal Handling Systems

Kensal House, President Way,

Luton, LU2 9NR

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776

E: sales@kensal.com www.kensal.com

KHS UK Limited

6 Monkspath Business Park,

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Novopac (UK) Ltd

5 Sandwich Road, Worthing,

West Sussex BN11 5NT

T: 01903 249113

E: novopac.uk@gmail.com www.novopacuk.ltd.uk

SCM Handling Ltd

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,

Somerset, TA4 3RU

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806

E: sales@scmhandling.com www.scmhandling.com

Packaging Machinery

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

ELEVATORS

Aylesbury Automation Ltd

Unit 2 Farmbrough Close, Stocklake

Industrial Park, Aylesbury, HP20 1DQ.

T: 01296 314300 F: 01296 482424

E: enquiry@aylesbury-automation.co.uk

www.aylesbury-automation.co.uk

CKF Systems Ltd

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,

Gloucester, GL2 4NF

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk

Kensal Handling Systems

Kensal House, President Way,

Luton, LU2 9NR

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776

E: sales@kensal.com www.kensal.com

Riley

Automation Ltd

Foresters Business Park,

Sinfin Lane, Derby, DE23 8AG

T: 01332 275850 F: 01332 275855

E: sales@rileyautomation.com www.rileyautomation.com

Schmersal Ltd

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com

www.schmersal.co.uk www.schmersal.net

SCM Handling Ltd

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,

Somerset, TA4 3RU

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806

E: sales@scmhandling.com www.scmhandling.com

Sewtec Automation Ltd

3 Riverside Way,

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,

Dewsbury WF13 3LG

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949

E: sales@sewtec.co.uk www.sewtec.co.uk

END OF LINE BAGGING MACHINES

automated packaging systems

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401

Email: sales@autobag.co.uk www.autobag.co.uk

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

FFS HORIZONTAL

(FLOWWRAPPERS)

AMP Rose

Gainsborough,

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT

T: +44 1427 611 969

E: sales@amp-rose.com www.amp-rose.com

Audion Swissvac UK

18 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8AN

T: 01753 546777

E: info@audionelektro.co.uk

www.audionelektro.co.uk

The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk

Ilapak Ltd

Uxbridge, Middlesex

UB8 2YF

T: 020 8797 2000

E: sales@ilapak.co.uk www.ilapak.com

Sewtec Automation Ltd

3 Riverside Way,

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,

Dewsbury WF13 3LG

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949

E: sales@sewtec.co.uk www.sewtec.co.uk

105 Newdigate Road, Nottingham, NG16 1HN

T: 0115 875 9846

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

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

E: info@phs-uk.com www.phs-uk.com

ILPRA UK

Swindon, Wilts. SN3 4AG

T: 01793 832020

E: reception.uk@ilpra.com

www.ilpra.co.uk


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Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP

T: 01235 537222

E: info@serac-uk.com www.serac-group.com

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk

Paramount

Packaging Systems

T: 01252 815252

E: fuji@paramount-packaging.co.uk

www.paramount-packaging.co.uk

2 Pilgrim Way, Stanningley,

Leeds LS28 6LU

PFM Packaging T: Machinery 0113 239 3401 Ltd

E: sales@pfmuk.com

www.pfmuk.com

FFS THERMO

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

FFS VERTICAL

AMP Rose

Gainsborough,

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT

T: +44 1427 611 969

E: sales@amp-rose.com www.amp-rose.com

Audion Swissvac UK

18 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8AN

T: 01753 546777

E: info@audionelektro.co.uk

www.audionelektro.co.uk

Coperion K-Tron GB

4 Acorn Business Park, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 1AS

T: 0161 209 4810

E: ckb@coperionktron.com

www@coperionktron.com

The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk

Gainsborough Engineering Company

Long Wood Road, Corringham Road Industrial Estate,

Gainsborough, DN21 1QB

T: 01427 617677

F: 01427 810443

E: sales@gains-eng.co.uk

www.gains-eng.co.uk

Gainsborough Industrial Controls Ltd

Alpha Works, Sandars Road, Heapham Road

Industrial Estate, Gainsborough DN21 1RZ

T: 01427 611885

E: sales@gic.uk.net www.gic.uk.net

Ilapak Ltd

Uxbridge, Middlesex

UB8 2YF

T: 020 8797 2000

E: sales@ilapak.co.uk www.ilapak.com

Line Equipment Ltd

Nottingham, NG16 3SU

T: 01773 717007

E: enquiries@lineequipment.co.uk

www.lineequipment.co.uk

2 Pilgrim Way, Stanningley,

Leeds LS28 6LU

PFM Packaging T: Machinery 0113 239 3401 Ltd

E: sales@pfmuk.com

www.pfmuk.com

Rovema Packaging Machines Ltd

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440

E: sales@rovema.co.uk

www.rovema.co.uk

Statec Binder GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

FILLING: ASEPTIC

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

FILLING: BAG/SACK

All-Fill International Ltd

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406

E: info@allfill.co.uk www.allfill.co.uk

A.T. Sack Fillers

12 Biggin Lane, Ramsey, Cambs PE26 1NB

T: 01487 711114 E: enquiries@atsackfillers.co.uk

www.atsackfillers.co.uk

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk

www.fischbein.com/eastern

Ilapak Ltd

Uxbridge, Middlesex

UB8 2YF

T: 020 8797 2000

E: sales@ilapak.co.uk www.ilapak.com

Line Equipment Ltd

Nottingham, NG16 3SU

T: 01773 717007

E: enquiries@lineequipment.co.uk

www.lineequipment.co.uk

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

Statec Binder GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

FILLING: CAPSULE

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

Evolution BPS

T: 01721 724296

E: sales@evolutionbps.co.uk

www.evolutionbps.co.uk

FILLING: COSMETIC EQUIPMENT

All-Fill International Ltd

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406

E: info@allfill.co.uk www.allfill.co.uk

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk

Norden (UK) Ltd

2 Tanners Drive, Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN

T: 01462 895245 F: 01462 895683

E: enquiries@norden.co.uk

www.nordenmachinery.se

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

Propack Automation Machinery Ltd

10 Hill Wootton Rd, Leek Wootton, Warwicks, CV35 7QL

T: 02476 470074

E: office@propack.co.uk

www.propack.co.uk

FILLING: DRUM & IBC

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk

Karmelle Ltd

Unit 17, Queens Mill Industrial Estate,

Queens Mill Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3RR

T: 01484 533356

E: Karmelle@gmail.com www.karmelle.com

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

SP Filling Systems Ltd

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553

E: sales@sp-filling.co.uk www.sp-filling.co.uk

Statec Binder GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

FILLING: GRANULES

All-Fill International Ltd

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406

E: info@allfill.co.uk www.allfill.co.uk

G Mondini (UK) Ltd

Whitebridge Lane,

Whitebridge Estates, Stone, Staffs ST15 8LY

T: 01785 812512 F: 01785 819512

E: info@gmondini.co.uk www.gmondini.co.uk

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

Statec Binder GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

FILLING: LIQUID

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

Advanced Dynamics Ltd

Unit 3, 606 Industrial Park,

Staithgate Lane, Bradford, BD6 1YA

T: 01274 731222 F: 01274 308953

E: info@advanceddynamics.co.uk

www.advanceddynamics.co.uk

AVE UK LTD

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG

T: 01252 733200

E: sales@aveuk.net

www.aveuk.net

Doncaster,Yorkshire DN11 8EW

T: 01302 711056 E: sales@bwcontainersystems.com

www.bwcontainersystems.com

Cap Coder Ltd

Monument Business Park,

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW

T: 01865 891466 F: 01865 891292

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

Karmelle Ltd

Unit 17, Queens Mill Industrial Estate,

Queens Mill Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3RR

T: 01484 533356

E: Karmelle@gmail.com www.karmelle.com

KHS UK Limited

6 Monkspath Business Park,

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

G Mondini (UK) Ltd

Whitebridge Lane,

Whitebridge Estates, Stone, Staffs ST15 8LY

T: 01785 812512 F: 01785 819512

E: info@gmondini.co.uk www.gmondini.co.uk

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

Riggs Autopack Ltd

Premier Mill, Brunswick Street,

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU

T: 01282 440040 F: 01282 440041

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

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP

T: 01235 537222

E: info@serac-uk.com www.serac-group.com

SP Filling Systems Ltd

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553

E: sales@sp-filling.co.uk www.sp-filling.co.uk

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

FILLING: MOLTEN

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

SP Filling Systems Ltd

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553

E: sales@sp-filling.co.uk www.sp-filling.co.uk

FILLING: PASTE

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

All-Fill International Ltd

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406

E: info@allfill.co.uk www.allfill.co.uk

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP

T: 01235 537222

E: info@serac-uk.com www.serac-group.com

Evolution BPS

T: 01721 724296

E: sales@evolutionbps.co.uk

www.evolutionbps.co.uk

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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


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Norden (UK) Ltd

2 Tanners Drive, Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN

T: 01462 895245 F: 01462 895683

E: enquiries@norden.co.uk

www.nordenmachinery.se

Riggs Autopack Ltd

Premier Mill, Brunswick Street,

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU

T: 01282 440040 F: 01282 440041

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

FILLING: PHARMACEUTICAL

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

All-Fill International Ltd

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406

E: info@allfill.co.uk www.allfill.co.uk

Cap Coder Ltd

Monument Business Park,

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW

T: 01865 891466 F: 01865 891292

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

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Norden (UK) Ltd

2 Tanners Drive, Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN

T: 01462 895245 F: 01462 895683

E: enquiries@norden.co.uk

www.nordenmachinery.se

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

105 Newdigate Road, Nottingham, NG16 1HN

T: 0115 875 9846

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

SP Filling Systems Ltd

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553

E: sales@sp-filling.co.uk www.sp-filling.co.uk

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

FILLING: POWDER

All-Fill International Ltd

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406

E: info@allfill.co.uk www.allfill.co.uk

The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

Rovema Packaging Machines Ltd

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440

E: sales@rovema.co.uk

www.rovema.co.uk

Statec Binder GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

FILLING: SOLIDS

MPE UK LIMITED

7 Loader Advertise: Close, Kings Christine Worthy, Hampshire Valdes SO23 7TF T 020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500

T: +44 1663 732 700

Holmach Ltd

E: info@optima-gb.com

E: mark@mpe-uk.com

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

www.optima-gb.com

www.mpe-uk.com

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk

Ilapak Ltd

Uxbridge, Middlesex

UB8 2YF

T: 020 8797 2000

E: sales@ilapak.co.uk www.ilapak.com

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

G Mondini (UK) Ltd

Whitebridge Lane,

Whitebridge Estates, Stone, Staffs ST15 8LY

T: 01785 812512 F: 01785 819512

E: info@gmondini.co.uk www.gmondini.co.uk

MULTI-FILL Inc. T: +1 801 280 1570

multifill multifil

E: sales@multi-fill.com

www.multi-fill.com

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

FILLING: WEIGH

All-Fill International Ltd

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406

E: info@allfill.co.uk www.allfill.co.uk

The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk

Ilapak Ltd

Uxbridge, Middlesex

UB8 2YF

T: 020 8797 2000

E: sales@ilapak.co.uk www.ilapak.com

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Multipond Limited

Genoa Way, High Wycombe, HP11 1NY

T: 01494 471580 F: 01494 533487

E: info@multipond.co.uk www.multipond.com

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP

T: 01235 537222

E: info@serac-uk.com www.serac-group.com

SP Filling Systems Ltd

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553

E: sales@sp-filling.co.uk www.sp-filling.co.uk

Statec Binder GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

HEAT SEALERS

Audion Swissvac UK

18 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8AN

T: 01753 546777

E: info@audionelektro.co.uk

www.audionelektro.co.uk

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk

www.fischbein.com/eastern

G Mondini (UK) Ltd

Whitebridge Lane,

Whitebridge Estates, Stone, Staffs ST15 8LY

T: 01785 812512 F: 01785 819512

E: info@gmondini.co.uk www.gmondini.co.uk

Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire SK23 7DQ

Packaging Aids Limited

Lords Way, Basildon, Essex SS13 1TN

T: 01268 885885 F: 01268 885860

E: sales@packer-products.co.uk

www.packer-products.co.uk

RM Sealers Ltd

Valley Farm, Dagnall, Herts HP4 1QR

T: 01442 843387

E: enquiries@rmsealers.co.uk

www.rmsealers.co.uk

Sealpac UK Ltd

Units 1-3, The Concept Centre,

Innovation Close, Poole, Dorset BH12 4QD, UK

T: 0845 302 3056 F: 0845 302 3057

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

HANDLE APPLICATORS

AVE UK LTD

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG

T: 01252 733200

E: sales@aveuk.net

www.aveuk.net

HOT FOIL PRINTERS

Allen Coding

Unit 9 Gateway 1000, Whittle Way,

Arlington Business Park, Stevenage,

Herts, SG1 2FP

T: 01438 347770 F: 01438 347771

E: info@allencoding.co.uk www.allencoding.com

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk

Open Date Equipment Ltd

Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4DG

T: 020 8655 4999

E: sales@opendate.co.uk

www.opendate.co.uk

HOT MELT APPLICATION

EQUIPMENT

W H Leary, Robatech

Basildon, Essex, SS15 6SW

T: 01268 490035

E: post@whleary.co.uk

www.whleary.co.uk

Packaging Aids Limited

Lords Way, Basildon, Essex SS13 1TN

T: 01268 885885 F: 01268 885860

E: sales@packer-products.co.uk

www.packer-products.co.uk

INDUCTION CAP SEALING

Enercon Industries Ltd

62-64 Edison Road, Aylesbury,

Bucks HP19 8UX

T: +44(0)1296 330542 F: +44(0)1296 432098

E: info@enerconind.co.uk www.enerconind.co.uk

INK JET CODERS

ATD Marking Systems

Marley House, The Mill, Great Bowden Road,

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7DE

T: 01858 461014 F: 01858 436900

E: mail@atduk.com www.atduk.com

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd

53 Central Way, Andover,

Hampshire, SP10 5AN

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333

E: ppma@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk

Open Date Equipment Ltd

Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4DG

T: 020 8655 4999

E: sales@opendate.co.uk

www.opendate.co.uk

T: 01962 761761 E: sales@printsafe.co.uk

www.printsafe.co.uk

Packaging Machinery

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk

INK JET PRINTERS

Allen Coding

Unit 9 Gateway 1000, Whittle Way,

Arlington Business Park, Stevenage,

Herts, SG1 2FP

T: 01438 347770 F: 01438 347771

E: info@allencoding.co.uk www.allencoding.com

ATD Marking Systems

Marley House, The Mill, Great Bowden Road,

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7DE

T: 01858 461014 F: 01858 436900

E: mail@atduk.com www.atduk.com

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd

53 Central Way, Andover,

Hampshire, SP10 5AN

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333

E: ppma@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk

www.fischbein.com/eastern

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk

INSPECTION SYSTEMS

Acrovision

Hertfordshire, AL3 8JP

T: 0845 337 0250

E: info@acrovision.co.uk

www.acrovision.co.uk

Aylesbury Automation Ltd

Unit 2 Farmbrough Close, Stocklake

Industrial Park, Aylesbury, HP20 1DQ.

T: 01296 314300 F: 01296 482424

E: enquiry@aylesbury-automation.co.uk

www.aylesbury-automation.co.uk

Bizerba (UK) Limited

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS

T: 01908 682740

E: info@bizerba.co.uk

www.bizerba.com

Evolution BPS

T: 01721 724296

E: sales@evolutionbps.co.uk

www.evolutionbps.co.uk

Fortress Technology (Europe) Ltd

Phantom House, Beaumont Road,

Banbury, Oxon, OX16 1RH

T: 01295 256266 F: 01295 255987

E: info@fortresstechnology.co.uk

www.fortresstechnology.co.uk

Körber Medipak Systems UK

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE

T: 01753 754865 E: info@uk.medipak.systems.com

www.medipak-systems.com

M.D.S. Ltd Metal Detection Services

St. Martins Studios, Greenbank Road,

Sale, Cheshire M33 5PN

T: Sales 0161 286 8755 T: 0161 286 8750

E: sales@mds.org.uk www.mds.org.uk

Nordson (U.K.) Ltd.

25 Faraday Road, Rabans Lane Industrial Area,

Aylesbury, HP19 8RY

T: 01296 610 140 F: 01296 610 175

E: sales@uk.nordson.com

www.nordson.co.uk/adhesives

Scorpion Vision Ltd

Lymington, Hampshire SO41 0ED

T: 01590 679333

E: sales@scorpionvision.co.uk

www.scorpionvision.co.uk

Sealpac UK Ltd

Units 1-3, The Concept Centre,

Innovation Close, Poole, Dorset BH12 4QD, UK

T: 0845 302 3056 F: 0845 302 3057

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


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

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Valco Melton UK

Hortonwood 32,

Telford TF1 7YN

T: 01952 677911 F: 01952 677945

E: ask@valcomelton.com www.valcomelton.com

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk

The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk

L-BAR SEALERS MANUAL/AUTO

Audion Swissvac UK

18 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8AN

T: 01753 546777

E: info@audionelektro.co.uk

www.audionelektro.co.uk

LABEL INSPECTION

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ

T: 01844 213177

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.com

LABEL PRINTERS

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ

T: 01844 213177

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.com

Allen Coding

Unit 9 Gateway 1000, Whittle Way,

Arlington Business Park, Stevenage,

Herts, SG1 2FP

T: 01438 347770 F: 01438 347771

E: info@allencoding.co.uk www.allencoding.com

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd

53 Central Way, Andover,

Hampshire, SP10 5AN

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333

E: ppma@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com

Bizerba (UK) Limited

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS

T: 01908 682740

E: info@bizerba.co.uk

www.bizerba.com

Industrial Labelling Systems Ltd

D4 Brookside Business Park, Manchester M24 1GS

T: 0161 655 4846

E: sales@ilsystems.co.uk

www.ilsystems.co.uk

11 Whittle Parkway, Berkshire, SL1 6DQ

T: 01628 668836

E: info@QuickLabel.co.uk www.QuickLabel.co.uk

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk

LABELLERS

Advanced Dynamics Ltd

Unit 3, 606 Industrial Park,

Staithgate Lane, Bradford, BD6 1YA

T: 01274 731222 F: 01274 308953

E: info@advanceddynamics.co.uk

www.advanceddynamics.co.uk

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ

T: 01844 213177

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.com

Allen Coding

Unit 9 Gateway 1000, Whittle Way,

Arlington Business Park, Stevenage,

Herts, SG1 2FP

T: 01438 347770 F: 01438 347771

E: info@allencoding.co.uk www.allencoding.com

ALTech UK Labelling Technologies Ltd

Central Park, Bridgend, South Wales CF31 3RT

T: 0800 612 6205

E: sales@altech-uk.com

www.altech-uk.com

AVE UK LTD

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG

T: 01252 733200

E: sales@aveuk.net

www.aveuk.net

Evolution BPS

T: 01721 724296

E: sales@evolutionbps.co.uk

www.evolutionbps.co.uk

HERMA UK Limited

The Hollands Centre,

Hollands Road, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 8PR

T: 01440 763366 F: 01440 706834

E: sales@herma.co.uk www.herma.co.uk

Industrial Labelling Systems Ltd

D4 Brookside Business Park, Manchester M24 1GS

T: 0161 655 4846

E: sales@ilsystems.co.uk

www.ilsystems.co.uk

Karmelle Ltd

Unit 17, Queens Mill Industrial Estate,

Queens Mill Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3RR

T: 01484 533356

E: Karmelle@gmail.com www.karmelle.com

KHS UK Limited

6 Monkspath Business Park,

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com

www.logopak.co.uk

T: 01904 692333

T: 01255 553822

E: sales@premierlabellers.co.uk

www.premierlabellers.co.uk

Propack Automation Machinery Ltd

10 Hill Wootton Rd, Leek Wootton, Warwicks, CV35 7QL

T: 02476 470074

E: office@propack.co.uk

www.propack.co.uk

Sealpac UK Ltd

Units 1-3, The Concept Centre,

Innovation Close, Poole, Dorset BH12 4QD, UK

T: 0845 302 3056 F: 0845 302 3057

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

Sessions UK

1 Redeness Street, York, YO31 7UU

T: 01904 610613

E: enquiry@sessionsuk.com

www.sessionsuk.com

Sovereign Labelling Systems

Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0SF

T: 01206 304182

E: sovereign@sovereignlabellingsystems.co.uk

www.sovereignlabellingsystems.co.uk

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk

LABELLING SOFTWARE

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ

T: 01844 213177

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.com

LANE DIVIDER/COMBINER

Astec Conveyors

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DH

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com

www.astecconveyors.com

CKF Systems Ltd

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,

Gloucester, GL2 4NF

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk

Sewtec Automation Ltd

3 Riverside Way,

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,

Dewsbury WF13 3LG

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949

E: sales@sewtec.co.uk www.sewtec.co.uk

LASER CODERS

Allen Coding

Unit 9 Gateway 1000, Whittle Way,

Arlington Business Park, Stevenage,

Herts, SG1 2FP

T: 01438 347770 F: 01438 347771

E: info@allencoding.co.uk www.allencoding.com

ATD Marking Systems

Marley House, The Mill, Great Bowden Road,

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7DE

T: 01858 461014 F: 01858 436900

E: mail@atduk.com www.atduk.com

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk

LEAK TESTING

Ishida Europe Ltd

Kettles Wood Drive,

Woodgate Business Park, Birmingham B32 3DB

T: 0121 607 7700 F: 0121 607 7666

E: info@ishidaeurope.com www.ishidaeurope.com

Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2QL

T: 01372 737300 E: sales.LN@leybold.com

www.leybold.com

Sepha Ltd

Unit 25, Carrowreagh Business Park,

Carrowreagh Road, Dundonald,

Belfast BT16 1QQ

T: 028 9048 4848 F: 028 9048 0890

E: info@sepha.com www.sepha.com

LINEAR VIBRATORS

Aylesbury Automation Ltd

Unit 2 Farmbrough Close, Stocklake

Industrial Park, Aylesbury, HP20 1DQ.

T: 01296 314300 F: 01296 482424

E: enquiry@aylesbury-automation.co.uk

www.aylesbury-automation.co.uk

Riley

Automation Ltd

Foresters Business Park,

Sinfin Lane, Derby, DE23 8AG

T: 01332 275850 F: 01332 275855

E: sales@rileyautomation.com www.rileyautomation.com

LINERLESS LABELLERS

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

E: patrick.hughes@weber.co.uk www.weber.co.uk

METAL DETECTION

Anritsu Infivis Ltd

200 Capability Green, Luton LU1 3LU

T: +44(0)1582 433227

E: ais-europe@anritsu.com

www.anritsu.com

Fortress Technology (Europe) Ltd

Phantom House, Beaumont Road,

Banbury, Oxon, OX16 1RH

T: 01295 256266 F: 01295 255987

E: info@fortresstechnology.co.uk

www.fortresstechnology.co.uk

Goudsmit Magnetics Group

Peter Buckley

T: +44 (0)7482 983183

E: pbu@goudsmit.eu

www.goudsmitmagnets.com

M.D.S. Ltd Metal Detection Services

St. Martins Studios, Greenbank Road,

Sale, Cheshire M33 5PN

T: Sales 0161 286 8755 T: 0161 286 8750

E: sales@mds.org.uk www.mds.org.uk

Mettler-Toledo Safeline

Montford Street, Salford, M50 2XD, UK

T: 0161 848 8636

E: safeline.info@mt.com

www.mt.com/metaldetection

MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE

PACKAGING

Air Products PLC

2 Millennium Gate, Westmere Drive,

Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6AP

T: 0800 389 0202

E: apukinfo@airproducts.com

www.airproducts-freshthinking.com

Audion Swissvac UK

18 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8AN

T: 01753 546777

E: info@audionelektro.co.uk

www.audionelektro.co.uk

Gainsborough Engineering Company

Long Wood Road, Corringham Road Industrial Estate,

Gainsborough, DN21 1QB

T: 01427 617677

F: 01427 810443

E: sales@gains-eng.co.uk

www.gains-eng.co.uk

Ilapak Ltd

Uxbridge, Middlesex

UB8 2YF

T: 020 8797 2000

E: sales@ilapak.co.uk www.ilapak.com

ILPRA UK

Swindon, Wilts. SN3 4AG

T: 01793 832020

E: reception.uk@ilpra.com

www.ilpra.co.uk

G Mondini (UK) Ltd

Whitebridge Lane,

Whitebridge Estates, Stone, Staffs ST15 8LY

T: 01785 812512 F: 01785 819512

E: info@gmondini.co.uk www.gmondini.co.uk

2 Pilgrim Way, Stanningley,

Leeds LS28 6LU

PFM Packaging T: Machinery 0113 239 3401 Ltd

E: sales@pfmuk.com

www.pfmuk.com

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

E: salesuk@reiser.com www.reiser.com

Sealpac UK Ltd

Units 1-3, The Concept Centre,

Innovation Close, Poole, Dorset BH12 4QD, UK

T: 0845 302 3056 F: 0845 302 3057

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

MULTIHEAD WEIGHERS

AMP Rose

Gainsborough,

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT

T: +44 1427 611 969

E: sales@amp-rose.com www.amp-rose.com

Bizerba (UK) Limited

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS

T: 01908 682740

E: info@bizerba.co.uk

www.bizerba.com

ATD Marking Systems

Marley House, The Mill, Great Bowden Road,

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7DE

T: 01858 461014 F: 01858 436900

E: mail@atduk.com www.atduk.com

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

E: sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk www.labeller.co.uk

Bizerba (UK) Limited

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS

T: 01908 682740

E: info@bizerba.co.uk

www.bizerba.com

The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk


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Packaging Machinery Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Ilapak Ltd

Uxbridge, Middlesex

UB8 2YF

T: 020 8797 2000

E: sales@ilapak.co.uk www.ilapak.com

Ishida Europe Ltd

T

Kettles Wood Drive,

Woodgate Business Park, Birmingham B32 3DB

T: 0121 607 7700 F: 0121 607 7666

E: info@ishidaeurope.com www.ishidaeurope.com

Multipond Limited

Genoa Way, High Wycombe, HP11 1NY

T: 01494 471580 F: 01494 533487

E: info@multipond.co.uk www.multipond.com

2 Pilgrim Way, Stanningley,

Leeds LS28 6LU

PFM Packaging T: Machinery 0113 239 3401 Ltd

E: sales@pfmuk.com

www.pfmuk.com

Yamato

Leeds, LS12 6HH

T: 0113 322 1546

E: sales1@yamatoscale.co.uk

www.yamatoscale.co.uk

MULTIPLE PACKAGING

EQUIPMENT

AMP Rose

Gainsborough,

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT

T: +44 1427 611 969

E: sales@amp-rose.com www.amp-rose.com

KHS UK Limited

6 Monkspath Business Park,

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

PALLET SHRINK WRAPPING

MACHINERY

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

E: info@phs-uk.com www.phs-uk.com

SCM Handling Ltd

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,

Somerset, TA4 3RU

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806

E: sales@scmhandling.com www.scmhandling.com

PALLET STRAPPING

MACHINERY

Gordian Strapping Ltd

Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6XX

T: 01256 394 400 F: 01256 394 410

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com

www.gordianstrapping.com

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

E: info@phs-uk.com www.phs-uk.com

PALLET STRETCH HOODING

MACHINERY

Gordian Strapping Ltd

Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6XX

T: 01256 394 400 F: 01256 394 410

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com

www.gordianstrapping.com

PALLET STRETCH WRAPPING

MACHINERY

Aetna UK Limited

Oakley, Bedford, MK43 7TA

T: 01234 825050 E

E: sales@aetna.co.uk www.aetna.co.uk

Advertise: Christine Valdes 020 8773 8111 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Gordian Strapping Ltd

Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6XX

T: 01256 394 400 F: 01256 394 410

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com

www.gordianstrapping.com

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

E: info@phs-uk.com www.phs-uk.com

PALLETISING

Alvey Group

T: 01355 574859

07921 773545

E: rwoods@alvey.be

www.alvey.be

AVE UK LTD

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG

T: 01252 733200

E: sales@aveuk.net

www.aveuk.net

CKF Systems Ltd

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,

Gloucester, GL2 4NF

T: 01452 728753 F: 01452 725686

E: info@ckf.co.uk www.ckf.co.uk

Coperion K-Tron GB

4 Acorn Business Park, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 1AS

T: 0161 209 4810

E: ckb@coperionktron.com

www@coperionktron.com

Evolution BPS

T: 01721 724296

E: sales@evolutionbps.co.uk

www.evolutionbps.co.uk

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk

www.fischbein.com/eastern

Goudsmit Magnetics Group

Peter Buckley

T: +44 (0)7482 983183

E: pbu@goudsmit.eu

www.goudsmitmagnets.com

Kensal Handling Systems

Kensal House, President Way,

Luton, LU2 9NR

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776

E: sales@kensal.com www.kensal.com

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Nordson (U.K.) Ltd.

25 Faraday Road, Rabans Lane Industrial Area,

Aylesbury, HP19 8RY

T: 01296 610 140 F: 01296 610 175

E: sales@uk.nordson.com

www.nordson.co.uk/adhesives

Novopac (UK) Ltd

5 Sandwich Road, Worthing,

West Sussex BN11 5NT

T: 01903 249113

E: novopac.uk@gmail.com www.novopacuk.ltd.uk

Ocme UK Ltd

King John Hse, Kingsclere Park,

Kingsclere, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 4SW

T: 01635 298171 F: 01635 297936

E: sales.uk@ocme.com www.ocme.com

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

E: info@phs-uk.com www.phs-uk.com

SCM Handling Ltd

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,

Somerset, TA4 3RU

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806

E: sales@scmhandling.com www.scmhandling.com

Woodward Avenue, Yate, Bristol BS37 5AP

T: 01454 328660 F: 01454 326871

E: machine.sales@smurfitkappa.co.uk

www.machinesystems.co.uk

SOCO SYSTEM

Statec Binder GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH