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Issue 4, Volume XXVIII, <strong>July</strong>/<strong>August</strong> <strong>2017</strong><br />

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

INSIDE<br />

NEWS<br />

Connecting industry<br />

This issue is dominated by a 42 page feature covering automation,<br />

robotics & vision and is packed with articles about Industry 4.0<br />

and the myriad of enabling technologies to help make this a reality<br />

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include interactive visitor features<br />

NEW MACHINERY<br />

tna has introduced the ropac 5<br />

ultra high speed case packer for<br />

flexible bags that is capable of<br />

speeds up to 300 bags a minute<br />

due to its patented semi-rotary<br />

bag stacking technology<br />

Find out more on page 14<br />

INSTALLATIONS<br />

Flexible robotic<br />

technology is<br />

delivering<br />

gentle and<br />

accurate<br />

handling for<br />

traditional rusks<br />

PLUS<br />

Registration is open for<br />

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

taking place at the NEC,<br />

Birmingham in September<br />

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www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 3<br />

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

Contents<br />

7 NEWS<br />

Manufacturing workers in the<br />

UK are confident robots will<br />

not be taking their jobs over<br />

the next decade, says survey<br />

29<br />

12 NEW MACHINERY<br />

Eight pages of new options<br />

include equipment from a<br />

broad technology spectrum<br />

23 INSTALLATIONS<br />

An upgraded production<br />

line is coping with lighter<br />

PET bottles at high speed<br />

32 SPECIAL FEATURE<br />

AUTOMATION, VISION<br />

AND ROBOTICS<br />

This 42 page feature reports<br />

on technology that is, or that<br />

will, help companies adopt<br />

smart manufacturing on the<br />

road to Industry 4.0 uptake<br />

32<br />

REGULAR FEATURES<br />

74 LABELLING,<br />

CODING & MARKING<br />

A range of on-demand label<br />

printers and accessories is<br />

enabling end users to take<br />

label production in-house<br />

76 COMPONENTS<br />

A Gorgonzola producer is using<br />

a centralised vacuum supply to<br />

deliver production gains<br />

80 REGULATIONS<br />

The challenge for global<br />

regulatory authorities is how<br />

to catch up with the Industry<br />

4.0 technological tidal wave<br />

82 WHO WHAT WHERE<br />

People, events and diary dates<br />

83 BUYERS’ GUIDES<br />

Machinery and services<br />

EDITOR:<br />

Gail Hunt<br />

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Bill Lake<br />

BUYERS GUIDE CO-ORDINATOR:<br />

Chris Valdes<br />

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

PPMA matters<br />

Getting to grips<br />

with the smart<br />

new factory<br />

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Rulmeca<br />

WE’VE BEEN AROUND FOR OVER 50 YEARS<br />

Conveyor<br />

rollers<br />

Mark Williamson<br />

CHAIRMAN PPMA GROUP OF ASSOCIATIONS<br />

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

Welcome to the largest ever <strong>July</strong>/<strong>August</strong> issue of<br />

Machinery Update. This edition is of particular<br />

interest to me as the feature topics not only touch<br />

on my industry sector of machine vision, but also encompass<br />

the growing conversation about Industry 4.0, automation and<br />

robotics. While these are hot topics in their own right, hence<br />

the need to make this a bumper issue, I believe combining all<br />

three subjects will have significant impact on the processing<br />

and packaging machinery industry in future years.<br />

To many, Industry 4.0 is still just hype and theory however that<br />

is changing faster than you think. I sit on the VDMA (German<br />

machinery association) machine vision board which has been a<br />

staunch promoter of Industry 4.0 or the so-called smart factory.<br />

Indeed, its importance is now seeing new standards frameworks<br />

emerging across a wide range of industries and technologies.<br />

Industry 4.0 is just hype<br />

to many, but our 42 page feature<br />

shows how fast it is developing<br />

At a recent conference, I learnt about case studies where<br />

manufacturing, inspection and ERP systems are tightly integrated<br />

while production equipment’s health is monitored, providing<br />

predictive maintenance alerts and providing an overview of<br />

the equipment utilisation across an entire factory. Exciting stuff<br />

and, as Karen Carpenter once sang, it’s only just begun!<br />

It will not be long before processing and packaging machinery<br />

purchasers will expect machines to be compatible with their<br />

own smart factories and it is great we are seeing the standards<br />

and initiatives to help develop this further.<br />

I believe that coverage in Machinery Update on these topics<br />

is critical for the industry to get to grips with what is ahead<br />

and the opportunities these technologies can bring. And how<br />

to get started in this area forms the backbone of our 42 page<br />

feature in this issue (see page 32).<br />

Going back to my roots, it is 25 years since the UKIVA was<br />

founded, just a few years after I started in this industry. Turn to<br />

page 36 for a history lesson about the association’s formation<br />

and its coverage in this magazine though to the current day as<br />

a special interest group of the PPMA. In particular, I would like<br />

to pay tribute to the late Don Braggins who was instrumental in<br />

starting the association, running it for many years and ensuring<br />

it continued to prosper by passing the administration of the<br />

UKIVA to the PPMA as he retired.<br />

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solution for belt conveyors and associated material<br />

handling equipment. They are versatile, energy<br />

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operations and wash-down applications<br />

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and logistics.<br />

Contact our experienced Rulmeca team to discuss<br />

the most suitable product for your application.<br />

Call Rulmeca UK on 01536 748525<br />

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News<br />

www.machineryupdate.co.uk july/august <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 7<br />

imPacked was held in Nottingham<br />

In-house event saw<br />

new kit launched<br />

for various markets<br />

Hayssen Flexible Systems<br />

held its week-long packaging<br />

event in June where its own<br />

equipment was demonstrated,<br />

along with other company’s<br />

machinery supplied by<br />

Accraply, BW Containers,<br />

Interactive Coding Equipment,<br />

Jacob White and Yamato Scale<br />

Dataweigh.<br />

Billed as the largest in-house<br />

packaging event in the UK,<br />

Hayssen’s imPacked <strong>2017</strong><br />

demonstrated a range of<br />

food packaging machinery<br />

in operation for a variety of<br />

market sectors including a<br />

new bagger from Hayssen<br />

itself (more details page 20).<br />

Sales and marketing<br />

director, EMEA Tony Crofts<br />

was delighted with the<br />

attendance during the week.<br />

PROGRAMME LOWERS THE AUTOMATION BARRIER<br />

Helping with robot literacy<br />

Universal Robots has developed its own Robots Academy, a free of<br />

charge e-learning programme containing six modules designed to<br />

maximise user engagement among students. The company believes<br />

facilitating knowledge creation and access to the latest cobots will<br />

attract more young people to help meet the looming skills gap in<br />

manufacturing industry across Britain.<br />

www.universal-robots.com<br />

British workers are<br />

confident that robots<br />

won’t take their jobs<br />

Manufacturing workers<br />

in the UK are confident<br />

robots will not be<br />

taking their jobs over the<br />

next decade, according to<br />

a survey commissioned by<br />

Epson. More than six in 10<br />

(62%) said manufacturing<br />

roles will evolve rather than<br />

be replaced, while 59% are<br />

confident machines will not<br />

be able to replicate human<br />

qualities like flexibility,<br />

creativity and reaction.<br />

While confident about<br />

retaining their jobs, British<br />

workers expressed optimism<br />

about the impact of technology<br />

on the manufacturing sector.<br />

More than two thirds (68%)<br />

think the quality of goods<br />

will increase as the result of<br />

innovation, while 64% agree<br />

that technology will reduce<br />

the impact on the environment.<br />

Workers did share some<br />

concerns about the role of<br />

robots in manufacturing.<br />

Over seven in ten (72%) think<br />

Jobs will evolve and not be replaced<br />

robots will be able to take<br />

on more complex tasks that<br />

would take humans longer<br />

to master. Almost two thirds<br />

(64%) are concerned about<br />

cyber security, seeing it as the<br />

greatest obstacle to innovation.<br />

• Our annual feature covering<br />

automation, robotics and<br />

vision systems starts on page 32.<br />

Industry needs to<br />

address its archaic<br />

image to the young<br />

The MTA (Manufacturing<br />

Technologies Association)<br />

CEO James Selka used his key<br />

note speech at the National<br />

Manufacturing Debate hosted<br />

by Cranfield University in<br />

May to highlight the importance<br />

of industry collaboration in<br />

tackling the skills gap.<br />

He highlighted that the image<br />

of manufacturing is still a<br />

barrier for recruiting new talent.<br />

“We need to refute<br />

the pervasive myth that<br />

manufacturing is dirty,<br />

dangerous and a dead end,”<br />

he said. “Whereas modern<br />

manufacturing is clinical, it is<br />

clean and that jobs in it come<br />

with remarkable opportunities.”<br />

PPMA Show<br />

shines light<br />

on industry<br />

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

to reveal the best of global<br />

manufacturing innovation from<br />

26-28 September <strong>2017</strong> at<br />

the NEC Birmingham.<br />

Seen as the UK’s unmissable,<br />

free-to-attend, processing and<br />

packaging machinery exhibition,<br />

it will provide manufacturers with<br />

insights into the latest machinery<br />

products, technologies and<br />

materials. Registration is now<br />

open and easier than ever before<br />

– taking less than three minutes<br />

for attendees to secure.<br />

Organised by the Processing<br />

and Packaging Machinery<br />

Association (PPMA), the show<br />

will offer visitors a chance to<br />

see new machinery in action,<br />

find inspiration, new ideas and<br />

solutions, gain access to potential<br />

new suppliers and evaluate and<br />

purchase the latest technology<br />

as well as talk face-to-face with<br />

the industry’s leading technical<br />

experts across all sectors.<br />

The PPMA Show <strong>2017</strong> will also<br />

feature all-new entertainment and<br />

interactive features, including a<br />

computer-controller goalkeeper,<br />

known as RoboKeeper. Described<br />

as the World’s Best Goalie, the<br />

RoboKeeper has already taken<br />

on the likes of footballers Lionel<br />

Messi and Neymar and will<br />

challenge visitors to try and score<br />

a goal live at the exhibition.<br />

The RoboKeeper uses cuttingedge<br />

robotics and vision<br />

technology, reacting within<br />

fractions of a second.<br />

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

Can you beat the RoboKeeper?


8 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

News<br />

Survey reveals worrying gaps in<br />

training schemes for Industry 4.0<br />

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

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

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

Iris<br />

X-ray Pipeline<br />

Inspection System<br />

Look what Sparc has<br />

in its pipeline for you<br />

APPLICATIONS<br />

• Muscle or ground meat<br />

• Poultry trimmings<br />

• Pie fillings and slurries<br />

• Ice cream and dairy products<br />

BENEFITS<br />

• Suitable for use in harsh<br />

environments<br />

• Simple, robust design<br />

• Product not compressed<br />

• Servo-driven rotary reject<br />

valve diverts product to<br />

reject bin<br />

• Easy to change over<br />

• HACPP compliant<br />

Asurvey commissioned<br />

by Bosch Rexroth has<br />

revealed worrying gaps<br />

in training provision and<br />

readiness for Industry 4.0<br />

in the UK engineering and<br />

manufacturing sectors.<br />

The survey revealed that<br />

two-thirds of respondents were<br />

not aware of Industry 4.0 and<br />

the majority of those that were<br />

aware of it are not undertaking<br />

specific Industry 4.0 training.<br />

Meanwhile, 40% identified<br />

gaps in training for automated<br />

production processes and<br />

more than half viewed finding<br />

the right training course to<br />

meet employee needs a major<br />

challenge.<br />

WEAK TRAINING OFFER<br />

Entitled ‘Tackling the training<br />

gap in UK manufacturing:<br />

remaining competitive in<br />

rapidly changing times’, the<br />

survey was undertaken by<br />

the Institute of Engineering<br />

and Technology. It garnered<br />

responses from about 100<br />

decision makers within the<br />

sector and it covered topics<br />

including the structure<br />

of training, Industry 4.0,<br />

apprenticeships, links to<br />

academia and maintenance.<br />

The study revealed that<br />

in as many as a quarter of<br />

companies, less than 10<br />

hours of training is delivered<br />

to employees each year on<br />

average. Meanwhile, results<br />

found there was no widespread<br />

optimism around a greater<br />

commitment to, and role for,<br />

training in the next five years.<br />

Automated production<br />

processes and modern<br />

automation techniques<br />

were identified as the areas<br />

where the greatest gaps in<br />

knowledge exist.<br />

There was some optimism<br />

in the area of apprenticeships,<br />

with most companies taking on<br />

apprentices each year.<br />

W www.boschrexroth.com/en/<br />

gb/training/index


News<br />

www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 9<br />

Larger facility allows a<br />

united growth strategy<br />

Manufacturer of<br />

automation and<br />

industrial robotic<br />

solutions Fanuc UK has<br />

officially opened its new<br />

headquarters at Ansty Park,<br />

Coventry.<br />

The result of an investment<br />

of more than £19 million,<br />

the new 107,000sq ft facility<br />

highlights the significant<br />

growth the company has<br />

experienced over recent<br />

years, as well as its unified<br />

approach for the future.<br />

This new headquarters is four<br />

times larger than its previous<br />

location and will enable the<br />

business to further develop<br />

its offering and strengthen<br />

its position in the market.<br />

Crucially, all aspects of the<br />

business will operate under<br />

one roof, while the three-storey<br />

building is also home<br />

to a design, manufacturing<br />

and training facility, offices<br />

and showroom area.<br />

The business specialises in<br />

factory automation, which is<br />

split across three categories:<br />

robotics, machine tools and<br />

factory automation systems.<br />

Training is a vital and<br />

The capacity at the new facility can be increased in the future by at least 25%<br />

growing part of the company’s<br />

offering and the expansion<br />

of the UK facility has helped<br />

to enhance its training<br />

academy’s capabilities through<br />

the introduction of a new<br />

advanced course for more<br />

experienced engineers.<br />

The dedicated suite consists<br />

of four training rooms, each<br />

of which caters for up to eight<br />

students at any one time.<br />

The Academy houses eight<br />

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robots of various sizes, as well<br />

as 12 simulators for factory<br />

automation. Programmes are<br />

offered on Fanuc technologies<br />

such as Roboguide and<br />

iRVision, while bespoke<br />

training can be created based<br />

on individual customer<br />

application requirements.<br />

All courses provide practical,<br />

hands-on training exploring<br />

the areas of programming<br />

and maintenance.<br />

Share deal between<br />

two Italian giants to<br />

benefit integrators<br />

Robopac and Ocme have signed<br />

a share deal with the purpose of<br />

developing a corporate growth<br />

strategy with a clear international<br />

vision. The ‘local for local’ policy<br />

is designed to bring them closer<br />

to their customers and system<br />

integrators, and for them to<br />

be a strong and reliable partner<br />

in the global market.<br />

The companies operate with<br />

manufacturing and local service<br />

centres in: USA, Brazil, China,<br />

Mexico, UK, Spain, France,<br />

Germany, and Russia as well<br />

as in Italy, in the heart of the<br />

Packaging Valley.<br />

Thanks to this strategic<br />

agreement, the two companies<br />

strengthen their own product<br />

ranges and increase their capacity<br />

for innovation in the market<br />

place. It is designed to deliver<br />

the most efficient machines with<br />

the best after-sales service.<br />

Strategic alliance brings gains<br />

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10 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

News<br />

How to get<br />

ready for<br />

Industry 4.0<br />

Mitsubishi Electric has launched<br />

a 28 page white paper that sets<br />

out to explain the background,<br />

consider the challenges and<br />

offer solutions to the adoption<br />

of Industry 4.0 related technologies<br />

and solutions. It is designed to give<br />

a practical viewpoint of the current<br />

situation for many plants, the<br />

challenges to be faced and how<br />

to plan to achieve the end goal<br />

of a smart factory.<br />

Industry 4.0 – The road<br />

to digitalisation in future<br />

manufacturing is a comprehensive<br />

document that introduces the<br />

concept, outlines the opportunities<br />

and challenges as well as<br />

explaining the current and future<br />

state of Industry 4.0. A section<br />

covering network requirements<br />

and help with strategic planning<br />

on the road to digitalisation is<br />

also included.<br />

One of the paper’s conclusions<br />

is that the speed and scale of<br />

future technology development<br />

ensures that Industry 4.0 will<br />

become a common feature of<br />

manufacturing industry within<br />

a few years. Another is that the<br />

road to digitalisation may be<br />

challenging but by approaching<br />

the task in a structured manner<br />

and ensuring that any return on<br />

investment can be seen for each<br />

phase of the project, delivering<br />

smart manufacturing can be<br />

achieved today.<br />

• Turn to page 58 to find<br />

Mitsubishi’s marketing &<br />

operations group manager<br />

Chris Evans talk further about<br />

smart manufacturing.<br />

Strapping company is<br />

enjoying 80th birthday<br />

Gordian Strapping<br />

is celebrating its<br />

80th anniversary by<br />

launching a new StraPack<br />

strapping machine from<br />

parent company StraPack,<br />

one of three machines to be<br />

introduced this year.<br />

The company has come<br />

a long way since setting up<br />

in London in 1937 to supply<br />

wire strapping equipment.<br />

Its product offering today<br />

has evolved into high speed<br />

automatic equipment and<br />

plastic consumable packaging<br />

materials. In concept,<br />

however, it still provides the<br />

same packaging securement<br />

solution it did 80 years ago.<br />

Gordian says it is the<br />

largest volume seller of<br />

automatic and semi-automatic<br />

strapping machines in the<br />

UK, and the business is<br />

growing; achieving record<br />

sales turnover in each of the<br />

last three years. “Gordian<br />

Strapping prides itself on<br />

continuous improvement,<br />

consistent quality and on time<br />

delivery and installation,”<br />

says Andrew Lea, managing<br />

director of Gordian.<br />

“We will continue to work<br />

OAL is building a new facility<br />

in Peterborough to support<br />

its APRIL robotics systems.<br />

The new facility will support<br />

a growing order book as food<br />

manufacturers seek to avoid<br />

rising costs in the UK and<br />

Europe through productivity<br />

improvements.<br />

“We’re committed to<br />

eliminating manual handling<br />

in the front end of food<br />

processing, and the new<br />

APRIL facility gives our team<br />

a great space to develop and<br />

L-R: Gordian Strapping’s Daren Spice and Andrew Lea celebrate success<br />

extremely closely with our<br />

customers to deliver tailored<br />

solutions that will maximise<br />

the effectiveness of our<br />

packaging systems.”<br />

This year, Gordian will<br />

launch three new StraPack<br />

machines to the UK market:<br />

the RQ8GL, SQ800 and UB19.<br />

The RQ8GL and UB19 are<br />

additions to the standard<br />

StraPack range and run<br />

ultra-thin polypropylene strap<br />

(0.28mm and 0.2mm thick<br />

respectively) at a speed of up<br />

to 48 and 38 straps per minute.<br />

New robotics production facility will give<br />

more resource for Peterborough-based firm<br />

demonstrate what that means<br />

for food manufacturers,”<br />

says Harry Norman, owner/<br />

managing director at OAL.<br />

Demonstrations of the<br />

technology will take place<br />

at the factory opening on<br />

Thursday 18 January, next<br />

year. This event will coincide<br />

with the Food Manufacturing<br />

2013 conference.<br />

The conference will look to<br />

the future of producing food.<br />

An artists impression of new facility<br />

The SQ800 is a brand<br />

new, high-speed automatic<br />

strapping machine which<br />

uses a brushless DC motor<br />

to deliver less maintenance<br />

and more uptime.<br />

The SQ800 is the successor<br />

to the market leading RQ8<br />

series and runs at up to<br />

55 straps per minute.<br />

The company also sells<br />

automated pallet strapping,<br />

wrapping and hooding<br />

systems from OMS along with<br />

case erection and sealing<br />

equipment from Lantech.


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New Machinery<br />

Coding systems offer a<br />

range of benefits for all<br />

At interpack, Rea Jet<br />

introduced a range of<br />

coding and marking<br />

systems along with mobile and<br />

static code verifiers and a new<br />

operating concept designed<br />

to work across all of the<br />

equipment produced by the<br />

company.<br />

The Rea Titan Platform<br />

operating system is said to<br />

represent the most diverse<br />

and future-proof operating<br />

and control system available.<br />

Thanks to this uniform<br />

operating concept throughout<br />

all Rea coding and marking<br />

technologies, every system<br />

can be operated once the<br />

operating logic is learned and<br />

understood. Thus, no further<br />

training is necessary for<br />

operating other ink or<br />

laser systems.<br />

In addition to cost and time<br />

savings, the risk of human<br />

error is also reduced.<br />

At the show, a new<br />

generation of the globally<br />

established large character<br />

ink jet printers: Rea Jet DOD 2.0<br />

was launched. The production<br />

speed achieved is 600m a<br />

minute, while its print head<br />

durability has also been<br />

increased. Another new family<br />

member of the Titan platform<br />

is the new continuous small<br />

character inkjet printer, the<br />

SC 2.0. This system can<br />

print in up to eight lines at<br />

48 vertical pixels, says the<br />

company.<br />

Also introduced was the<br />

VeriPad, which is described<br />

as the first mobile verification<br />

device for 1D and 2D codes<br />

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The new Rea Verifier VeriPad for mobile verification of 1D and 2D codes<br />

which is operated via a 9.7in<br />

touch tablet. The big screen<br />

provides a comprehensive<br />

overview and the measuring<br />

optic can be rotated up to<br />

180deg and guarantees best<br />

code verification on both flat<br />

and shaped bodies.<br />

Meanwhile, the Rea Verifier<br />

PC-Scan LD4 unit was also<br />

introduced.<br />

T 01235 835446<br />

W wwww.reajet.co.uk<br />

Smart glasses can<br />

deliver real time<br />

machine support<br />

Remote Assist is a service<br />

concept which enables Romaco<br />

to support machines in real time.<br />

Four machines at interpack were<br />

equipped with smart glasses and<br />

the technology permits virtual<br />

communication between machine<br />

operators and service technicians.<br />

These internet-enabled smart<br />

glasses allow Romaco’s machines<br />

to be monitored from a distance<br />

by connecting its technicians to<br />

the machine operator at the user<br />

via a Wi-Fi interface, anywhere in<br />

the world. Customers requiring<br />

urgent assistance to operate its<br />

equipment can now opt for virtual<br />

support from Romaco.<br />

A camera integrated in the<br />

glasses transfers its perspective<br />

of the machine directly to the<br />

Romaco hotline employee’s<br />

monitor so the support team<br />

can take action.<br />

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Production speeds continue<br />

during film reel changeovers<br />

KHS has developed a<br />

film storage facility<br />

that enables automatic<br />

changeovers from one reel<br />

to the next on its packaging<br />

machinery. This means it is<br />

no longer necessary to stop<br />

the machine or throttle the<br />

production speed.<br />

“In applying this principle<br />

often found on printing<br />

presses, production isn’t<br />

interrupted and efficiency<br />

is boosted,” says Karl-Heinz<br />

Klumpe, product manager for<br />

packaging at KHS. This new<br />

level of efficiency is brought<br />

about by a built-in buffer; once<br />

the current reel of film has<br />

been unravelled to a certain<br />

minimum, the storage facility<br />

is automatically filled parallel<br />

to production.<br />

WITH A STOP OF UP TO<br />

21 SECONDS PER REEL,<br />

1.2%<br />

more capacity can be achieved<br />

per year in a two-shift operation<br />

The switch is triggered by<br />

a sensor which scans the<br />

diameter of the active film reel<br />

and recognises when a change<br />

of reel is imminent, once the<br />

store has been filled and the<br />

active reel reduced to the<br />

absolute minimum.<br />

“After switching over to<br />

the film store, the usual film<br />

splicing process begins,”<br />

explains Klumpe. “This joins<br />

the reel which was previously<br />

active to the new one.”<br />

Thanks to the size of the<br />

storage facility and the very<br />

short time needed for film<br />

splicing, there is enough cooling<br />

time to create a stable splicing<br />

seam. This function can also<br />

be retrofitted on existing<br />

systems to process shrink film.<br />

T 0121 713 6900<br />

W www.khs.com<br />

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Labelling, New Machinery Coding & Marking<br />

Detecting<br />

metals with<br />

more ‘smart’<br />

Mettler-Toledo Safeline has<br />

launched a series of enhanced<br />

features for profile throat<br />

metal detectors and gravity fall<br />

systems. These enhancements<br />

have been designed to allow<br />

manufacturers to benefit from<br />

increased productivity, enhanced<br />

brand protection and improved<br />

product and process quality.<br />

The four new elements:<br />

reduced test mode (RT),<br />

automatic test system (ATS),<br />

eDrive and emulation, are aimed<br />

at making metal detection a<br />

smoother, safer, less disruptive<br />

process that adds to the<br />

profitability of operations.<br />

RT enables a significant<br />

reduction in the frequency of<br />

metal detector testing.<br />

“We have a customer in the<br />

UK that, since applying RT now<br />

tests every 12 hours not every two<br />

hours, which gives them a major<br />

productivity benefit,” says Mike<br />

Bradley, head of sales at<br />

Mettler-Toledo. “Testing still takes<br />

between three and five minutes,<br />

but now they only have to do it<br />

twice a day,” he continues.<br />

In order to reduce this five<br />

minute testing window, the ATS<br />

was developed to keep downtime<br />

to a minimum. ATS automatically<br />

introduces three test pieces into<br />

the metal detector’s aperture at<br />

the touch of a button.<br />

In terms of performance, new<br />

eDrive technology drives greater<br />

power to the transmit coil of<br />

the metal detector, enabling it<br />

to detect significantly smaller<br />

real life metal contaminants<br />

and systems fitted with eDrive<br />

can deliver up to 20% increased<br />

spherical sensitivity, says Mettler.<br />

The fourth element, called<br />

emulation, allows operators to<br />

mirror the HMI of one or multiple<br />

metal detectors onto remote<br />

networked devices, including<br />

mobile phones, tablets and<br />

also laptops.<br />

T 0161 848 8636<br />

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

Side-load case packer<br />

offers speedy benefits<br />

tna has<br />

launched the<br />

ropac 5 ultra<br />

high speed case<br />

packer for flexible<br />

bags that is<br />

capable of speeds<br />

of up to 300 bags<br />

a minute.<br />

Part of the<br />

company’s<br />

performance<br />

5.0 packaging<br />

systems, the<br />

ropac 5 is the first<br />

side-load case<br />

packer that uses<br />

tna’s patented<br />

semi-rotary bag stacking<br />

technology to pack small<br />

to medium, pillow-style<br />

snack bags quickly and<br />

efficiently into secondary<br />

containers. With its compact<br />

design, the cartoner is<br />

said to offer snack food<br />

manufacturers double the<br />

average case packing speeds<br />

in a small footprint.<br />

Contrary to the majority<br />

of case packers that employ<br />

vacuum pick and drop<br />

technology, the ropac is<br />

Two new additions to<br />

Videojet’s range of thermal<br />

transfer overprinters (TTO)<br />

were unveiled at interpack.<br />

The new DataFlex 6350 and<br />

6330 have been developed<br />

to minimise production<br />

downtime, reduce waste<br />

and increase code accuracy.<br />

Within these systems<br />

comes Videojet iAssure that<br />

automatically checks every<br />

code printed to ensure it<br />

matches what the printer<br />

expected to produce. iAssure<br />

also proactively identifies<br />

The high speed case packer from tna forms part of the performance 5.0 packaging system<br />

based on tna’s own semirotary<br />

bag stacking motion.<br />

Using continuously revolving<br />

horizontal platforms that<br />

can accommodate multiple<br />

rows of bags, this system is<br />

able to quickly and efficiently<br />

form, lower and side-load<br />

vertical stack of bags into<br />

secondary packaging such<br />

as boxes.<br />

This stacking technology<br />

delivers the speeds of up to<br />

300 bags a minute.<br />

The semi-rotary bag<br />

stacking system also<br />

avoids bags being gripped<br />

and dropped by vacuum<br />

heads, ensuring that each<br />

bag is handled with care,<br />

minimising the risk of<br />

product breakage and any<br />

missed bags.<br />

In addition, the machine<br />

features semi-automatic<br />

changeovers that take less<br />

than ten minutes to complete,<br />

without any tools.<br />

T 0121 628 8900<br />

W www.tnasolutions.com<br />

Thermal transfer overprinters introduced<br />

to offer features that ensure code quality<br />

The DataFlex<br />

6350 and 6330<br />

were introduced<br />

by Videojet<br />

print defects and can detect<br />

situations where operator<br />

intervention is required, such<br />

as a dirty printhead that needs<br />

cleaning, a ribbon wrinkle<br />

that doesn’t self-correct,<br />

or where an adjustment to<br />

the printhead is required to<br />

improve overall print quality.<br />

“No other TTO printers<br />

on the market have these<br />

capabilities,” says Anthony<br />

Blencow, business unit<br />

director, cij at Videojet.<br />

T 0800 500 3023<br />

W www.videojet.co.uk


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www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 15<br />

Stretch wrap is applied<br />

with economic benefits<br />

New weigher enhances hygiene<br />

Weigher design<br />

allows for easy<br />

access cleaning<br />

Ishida has expanded its highperformance<br />

hygienic multihead<br />

weighers for fresh and frozen<br />

applications. It has introduced<br />

a range of models with a new<br />

open frame design that allows<br />

fast and easy access for cleaning<br />

and inspections, particularly in<br />

the timing hopper area.<br />

The new design for the Ishida<br />

CCW-RV 10 and 14 head WP<br />

waterproof models means there<br />

is no conventional base unit<br />

to restrict access to the lower<br />

contact parts. In addition, the<br />

design allows the weigher to be<br />

positioned lower in the separating<br />

floor of a factory while the frame<br />

itself can also be integrated into a<br />

concrete floor and sealed.<br />

T 0121 607 7700<br />

W www.ishidaeurope.com<br />

Qimarox has released an<br />

improved version of its<br />

standard OEM stretch<br />

wrapper introduced by the<br />

materials handling components<br />

company last year.<br />

New on this version is<br />

the patented tensioning<br />

arms which stretch the<br />

film wrap over the products.<br />

The lack of a framework, in<br />

which the tensioning arms<br />

are traditionally connected,<br />

also improves the flexibility<br />

of the design.<br />

Guidepost positions are<br />

determined in the project<br />

specifications, allowing<br />

the stretch wrapper to meet<br />

specific customer demands.<br />

This also allows pallets to be<br />

processed from two different<br />

directions, allowing the<br />

machine to be used in corners.<br />

The compact stretch hood<br />

machine has four tensioning<br />

arms that can stretch a wrap<br />

taut, and pull it over the<br />

loaded pallet. When the<br />

tensioning arms release the<br />

stretch hood, the boxes, bags<br />

or other products on the pallet<br />

are secured. Because the<br />

tensioning arms can move<br />

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This is the improved version of the standard stretch wrapper from Qimarox<br />

horizontally in two directions,<br />

it can wrap any size of pallet,<br />

says Qimarox.<br />

Like all its other components,<br />

such as palletisers and<br />

vertical conveyors, Qimarox<br />

supplies the stretch wrapper<br />

to specialised certified system<br />

partners without a control<br />

system. This means control<br />

systems can be combined with<br />

other end of line packaging<br />

components for ease of use<br />

by the end user.<br />

T 00 31 341 436 700<br />

W www.qimarox.com<br />

Lantech modular case erector capable<br />

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

• Unique vacuum pick up frame<br />

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

• Small footprint<br />

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

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

• Colour operator touch screen panel<br />

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

other machinery<br />

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

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New Machinery<br />

Thermoformer design delivers<br />

optimum product performance<br />

At interpack, Multivac<br />

launched its X-line<br />

thermoforming<br />

packaging machine that<br />

includes a whole host<br />

of new features. As a result<br />

of its seamless digitalisation,<br />

comprehensive sensor<br />

system and networking<br />

with the Multivac Cloud,<br />

the X-line creates a new<br />

dimension when it comes to<br />

packaging reliability, quality,<br />

performance and future proof<br />

technology, said the company.<br />

OPTI<strong>MU</strong>M SET UP TIME<br />

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Pack Pilot enables the<br />

machine to be set up to the<br />

optimum level using machine<br />

control support. When new<br />

recipes are created, the<br />

machine parameterises itself<br />

to the optimum operating<br />

point, using the die set data<br />

and the features for the pack,<br />

product and packaging<br />

material that have been<br />

selected by the user.<br />

This means that the<br />

machine can be used without<br />

special operator knowledge.<br />

Pack Pilot has access<br />

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

so film trim is reduced by up to 30% and also to aid operating reliability<br />

to comprehensive expert<br />

knowledge, which benefits<br />

from process data from<br />

over 1,000 new packaging<br />

solutions per year.<br />

The X-line produces packs<br />

with maximum packaging<br />

reliability, consistent quality<br />

and very high output without<br />

production loss during any<br />

machine start-up.<br />

This leads to significant<br />

savings in product, packaging<br />

materials and production<br />

time, said Multivac.<br />

The X-line has a very<br />

high level of sensor control,<br />

whereby the Multi Sensor<br />

Control captures all the<br />

relevant parts of the process.<br />

Using closed control circuits,<br />

the sensor system constantly<br />

captures a wide range of<br />

process values, such as<br />

for forming, evacuation<br />

and sealing.<br />

ALL IS INTEGRATED<br />

Even the forming and sealing<br />

dies are integrated into the<br />

sensor control via electronic<br />

sensor modules.<br />

The intuitive HMI 3 Multi-<br />

Touch user interface is<br />

high-resolution and is<br />

equivalent to the operating<br />

logic of today’s mobile devices.<br />

It enables the operating<br />

processes to be controlled<br />

even more easily and reliably,<br />

and it can be individually set<br />

to the particular operator.<br />

This includes different<br />

access rights and operating<br />

languages. User login is<br />

contactless by means of RFID<br />

chip cards. All the relevant<br />

machine parameters are<br />

displayed on one screen page.<br />

A new die generation called<br />

X-tools is designed to offer<br />

low operating costs.<br />

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New Machinery<br />

Flexible screw conveyor with<br />

trough hopper is flexible unit<br />

A<br />

new flexible screw<br />

conveyor with trough<br />

hopper from Flexicon<br />

can receive material from<br />

multiple outlets of feeders,<br />

grinders, blenders and other<br />

process equipment.<br />

The hopper features an<br />

extended length charging<br />

adapter that exposes 1143mm<br />

of the flexible screw rotating<br />

within an included U-shaped<br />

trough to charge material<br />

entering the hopper at any<br />

point. The rugged inner<br />

screw is the only moving part<br />

contacting material, and is<br />

offered in numerous designs<br />

to handle both free and non<br />

free flowing materials<br />

including products that packs,<br />

cakes or smears, with<br />

no separation of blends.<br />

Degradation is minimised on unit<br />

Material exits the conveyor<br />

below the rive point,<br />

precluding contact with<br />

bearings or seals.<br />

The hopper is equipped<br />

with a stainless steel grate for<br />

worker safety.<br />

Smooth, crevice free<br />

surfaces of the screw and<br />

tube interior allow in-place<br />

flushing with water, steam<br />

or cleaning solutions through<br />

a lower clean-out cap and/or<br />

upper discharge housing.<br />

The flexible screw can also<br />

be removed through the<br />

clean-out for separate<br />

sanitising and inspection<br />

of the polymer conveyor tube<br />

and stainless steel hopper,<br />

as well as the screw.<br />

T 01227 374710<br />

W www.flexicon.co.uk


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www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 19<br />

Bread dough mixers are<br />

best for test and lab uses<br />

General residues can be cleaned<br />

Cabinet-style washer<br />

can be customised<br />

for many returnables<br />

Industrial Washing Machines<br />

has developed a new cabinetstyle<br />

washing machine that can<br />

be readily customised to provide<br />

high-performance washing and,<br />

where necessary, sanitising<br />

for a wide variety of returnable<br />

transit containers including<br />

pallet boxes, bins and bin lids.<br />

The new machines can be<br />

configured for applications in<br />

the food industry, and in other<br />

industry sectors including<br />

automotive manufacture.<br />

Designed with efficiency and<br />

cost-effective operation in mind,<br />

the new cabinet washers feature<br />

robust, easy to clean construction<br />

and an intuitive operator<br />

interface. The throughput is<br />

dependent on the degree and<br />

type of soiling but the machine is<br />

typically capable of achieving up<br />

to 20 cycles per hour.<br />

T 0121 459 9511<br />

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Two machines for test<br />

bakery and laboratory<br />

applications have been<br />

added to the range of Baker<br />

Perkins Tweedy bread dough<br />

mixers – the Tweedy 8 and<br />

Tweedy 20 have maximum<br />

batch capacities of 8 and<br />

20kg respectively.<br />

They are intended for use<br />

by high-output bakeries for<br />

development work on new<br />

products; ingredient suppliers<br />

working on new formulations<br />

to improve high-speed mixing;<br />

and research organisations<br />

studying high speed mixing<br />

and other aspects of the bread<br />

making process. Applications<br />

in artisan scale bakeries,<br />

bagel, pastry and other bakery<br />

sectors are also anticipated<br />

by the company.<br />

The small batch size is<br />

ideal for research and testing<br />

purposes: a viewing port in<br />

the lid allows progress of the<br />

mix cycle to be monitored and<br />

process parameters can be<br />

repeatedly changed to analyse<br />

and assess results. For even<br />

greater flexibility, the batch size<br />

may be reduced by up to 50%<br />

without affecting the process.<br />

Tweedy mixing systems are used for the complete range of bread doughs<br />

All the important process<br />

control features found on<br />

the production mixers are<br />

incorporated, including<br />

variable speed control and<br />

pressure-vacuum mixing for<br />

enhanced texture control.<br />

This allows exact replication<br />

of the process of production<br />

scale systems, enabling new<br />

product developments to be<br />

successfully scaled up to full<br />

production.<br />

The machine is compact<br />

with an integrated control<br />

panel and mounted on<br />

wheels for easy mobility.<br />

The mixing bowl has an<br />

electric tilt mechanism for<br />

easy discharge.<br />

T 01733 283000<br />

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Labelling, New Machinery Coding & Marking<br />

Making the<br />

most of joint<br />

bakery offer<br />

GEA Comas and GEA Imaforni<br />

joined together to present their<br />

range of integrated bakery<br />

solutions at interpack securing<br />

order agreements in the bakery<br />

segment for approximately<br />

¤ 10 million during the event.<br />

The show was the first time<br />

the two baking specialists had<br />

come together to exhibit as part<br />

of GEA. The stand was therefore<br />

designed to show visitors<br />

that GEA is a single business<br />

partner for complete solutions<br />

in industrial bakery applications<br />

with the opportunity to access<br />

a wider and more complete<br />

technology and application range.<br />

“It was great to have GEA<br />

Comas and GEA Imaforni<br />

together under one roof,” said<br />

Marco Gandini, head of bakery<br />

applications for GEA.<br />

“It’s obvious from the value of<br />

the orders taken, and the level of<br />

general interest shown by visitors<br />

in our combined offering that<br />

they like having the opportunity<br />

of complete production lines.”<br />

Technologies on show<br />

included: GEA Imaforni hard<br />

biscuit and cracker sheeting line;<br />

GEA integrated solution for soft<br />

biscuit and cookie production<br />

line featuring a GEA Comas<br />

co-extruder and a GEA Imaforni<br />

rotary moulder; a high-capacity<br />

GEA Comas cupcake production<br />

with GEA Imaforni tunnel oven;<br />

and GEA Comas Tartomatic<br />

compact pie machine.<br />

T 01908 513500<br />

W www.gea-foodsolutions.com<br />

Combined competence on show<br />

Bagger offers hygiene<br />

to challenging sectors<br />

Hayssen Flexible<br />

Systems launched<br />

its vertical form, fill<br />

and seal (VFFS) machine<br />

at its imPacked in-house<br />

exhibition in June.<br />

This bagger is available in<br />

two versions and offers high<br />

speed intermittent motion<br />

with precise film control.<br />

Called Verus, the machine<br />

demonstrated in Beeston<br />

had already been sold to a<br />

cheese company.<br />

The flexible bagger<br />

produces a large range of<br />

bag styles including quad,<br />

block bottom, gusseted,<br />

pillow, strip and resealable<br />

zipper. Sealing systems<br />

are available for PE and/or<br />

heatseal materials.<br />

“The high operational<br />

efficiency of the Verus is<br />

achieved by its reliable,<br />

functional and durable<br />

design and construction,<br />

but also its ease of use,<br />

operation and maintenance,”<br />

says Tony Crofts, sales and<br />

marketing director, EMEA<br />

at Hayssen. “Bag format<br />

changeovers are a matter<br />

When gas analysis in food<br />

packaging gets difficult,<br />

for instance when tiny<br />

particles in fine-grained<br />

foods clog the filters of gas<br />

analysers, back-purging keeps<br />

the lines clear.<br />

These foods pose a<br />

challenge to any quality<br />

inspector but this new<br />

development from Witt is<br />

extending the service life of<br />

these devices significantly.<br />

“Gas analysers do have<br />

built-in filters to protect<br />

the pump and sensor,”<br />

Two versions of the Verus VFFS<br />

machine are available: the 35 and<br />

the 45. Both these machines handle<br />

various flat bag widths efficiently<br />

of minutes between simple<br />

format sizes.”<br />

Up to 110 bags a minute,<br />

depending on bag<br />

style and size, can<br />

be achieved on the<br />

machine.<br />

The Verus 35<br />

handles flat bag<br />

widths between<br />

50 and 320mm<br />

while the Verus 45<br />

version handles<br />

flat bag widths of<br />

a minimum 70mm<br />

and a maximum<br />

of 400mm.<br />

“With its<br />

multitude of<br />

features and<br />

options, we believe<br />

the Verus bagger is one of<br />

the most versatile, efficient<br />

and competitive machines on<br />

the market,” says Crofts.<br />

Also demonstrated during<br />

the week-long open house<br />

event was the Hayssen DoyZip<br />

380 that was launched at<br />

interpack in May. Croft says<br />

the machine can produce the<br />

biggest Doy bag available<br />

– with a height of 380mm –<br />

along with other bag formats.<br />

T 0115 967 8787<br />

W www.hayssen.com<br />

Back-purging device helps to keep lines<br />

clear by keeping gas analysers working<br />

says Martin Bender from<br />

Witt. “However, clogging is<br />

unavoidable when particles<br />

get sucked in.” Thanks to<br />

Witt’s new back-purging filter,<br />

this is now a thing of the past.<br />

The device is built into the<br />

suction pipe, where it does<br />

its job automatically.<br />

FOODSTUFFS HANDLED<br />

Whether handling milk<br />

powder, coffee or flour dust,<br />

the back-purging device<br />

registers the accumulation<br />

of particles on the filter, from<br />

the resultant line pressure<br />

increase. If the filter gets<br />

clogged, it is blown clean<br />

from behind.<br />

It is also possible to run<br />

this filter flushing manually.<br />

No changes to the gas<br />

analyser are required and<br />

even the filters remain<br />

untouched.<br />

The device’s stainless steel<br />

housing measures 172 x 242<br />

x 343mm and it uses a 230 V<br />

power supply.<br />

T 01925 234466<br />

W www.wittgas.com


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Installation News<br />

www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 23<br />

Press-fit lidder offers a range<br />

of efficient and reliable gains<br />

Cleaning products<br />

manufacturer Star<br />

Brands has increased the<br />

efficiency and reliability of its<br />

high speed filling line since<br />

installing a new hygienic<br />

design press-fit lidding<br />

machine from Partners in<br />

Packaging (PiP) to apply lids<br />

to tubs of soap powder.<br />

Built by PiP in the UK, to<br />

GMP standards with a balcony<br />

style design, the new R Series<br />

uses the well proven rotary<br />

pick and place mechanism for<br />

picking and presenting the<br />

lids to the incoming product.<br />

In operation, four driven<br />

pick heads rotating on<br />

planetary gears and driven<br />

by an intermittent drive<br />

servo motor, pick the lid from<br />

the magazine using suction<br />

heads. Pots arriving from<br />

upstream are policed into<br />

the machine on the transport<br />

conveyor using a simple<br />

gating mechanism to ensure<br />

a minimum gap is achieved,<br />

and the leading edge of the<br />

pot picks up on the lid which<br />

is presented at an angle to<br />

the pot itself.<br />

As the pick head rotates, lid<br />

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

placement is completed and<br />

the lid compression conveyor<br />

then snaps the lid into place.<br />

“The use of four pick heads<br />

means the machine runs at<br />

an extremely relaxed rate,<br />

presenting the lids to the<br />

incoming pots before being<br />

snapped into place using the<br />

integral compression belt,”<br />

explains Paul Kirby, operations<br />

director at Star Brands.<br />

“The R Series lidder is part<br />

of a high speed filling line<br />

and we find it to be a good<br />

workhorse, offering high<br />

efficiencies and reliability,”<br />

he continues. “It has a very<br />

compact footprint, and is<br />

simple to operate and also<br />

size change.”<br />

Specified to handle two<br />

sizes of product for this<br />

application, the R Series lidder<br />

takes a maximum of a couple<br />

of minutes to change size,<br />

says director at PiP Duncan<br />

Macintyre. The pick head<br />

height is adjustable using a<br />

handwheel located at the front<br />

of the machine, and different<br />

lid sizes are accommodated<br />

using a quick change<br />

magazine mask which is<br />

pre-set to the required<br />

parameters.<br />

Supplied in left and right<br />

hand versions, the R Series is<br />

available in either intermittent<br />

drive or continuous drive with<br />

scroll-policing of incoming<br />

products for speeds of up to<br />

120 a minute. The machine<br />

has a touch screen HMI with<br />

simple to navigate menus, and<br />

full height guard doors on the<br />

front of the machine for total<br />

access to the product.<br />

T 01706 369000<br />

W www.partnersinpackaging.com<br />

Henderson Food Machinery Company – Working in Partnership<br />

Henderson Food Machinery, Irelands’ Largest Supplier of New & Used Food Processing<br />

and Packaging Equipment has signed a joint partnership agreement with Moody Process<br />

Equipment for them to market the range of equipment HFM offers to customers in<br />

Ireland.<br />

“This venture represents the final piece of the HFM strategy,” said Managing Director<br />

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

and Moody Process Equipment are the ideal partner to work with going forward in the<br />

future.<br />

Based in Retford, Nottinghamshire, Moody Process Equipment have a strong Sales &<br />

Marketing team, with excellent after-sales service on the wide range of equipment on<br />

offer.<br />

Malcom Wilkinson, Director of Moody Process Equipment will head up the team in the<br />

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

machinery on offer.<br />

Henderson Food Machinery and Moody Process Equipment will be offering an extensive<br />

range of new processing and packaging machinery from Slicing, Dicing, Mincing, Sieving,<br />

Grinding, Shredding, Cooking & Cooling, Mixing, Depositing, Tumbling, Tray Sealing,<br />

Thermoforming, End of Line Hygiene Equipment and many more applications.<br />

“HENDERSON FOOD MACHINERY is<br />

delighted to announce that it has been<br />

appointed as the exclusive distributor for<br />

Porlanmaz Bakery Equipment in the UK<br />

and Ireland. Porlanmaz has been<br />

manufacturing bakery equipment in<br />

Turkey since 2001 and is renowned<br />

internationally for its top quality<br />

products, quality control and post<br />

production after sales service.Please<br />

contact Henderson Food Machinery for<br />

more information on the Porlanmaz range<br />

of ovens, dough processing and all your bakery machinery<br />

requirements”.<br />

Henderson Food Machinery<br />

www.hendersonfoodmachinery.com<br />

E: sales@hendersonfoodmachinery.com<br />

Tel: +4428 9099 4202<br />

Moody Process Equipment<br />

www.moodyprocessingequipment.co.uk<br />

E: malcolm.wilkinson@moodyprocessingequipment.co.uk<br />

Tel: +44 7970 947155


24 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Installation News<br />

Pick and place robots deliver<br />

gentle and efficient handling<br />

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

German food company<br />

Brandt is using flexible<br />

robotic technology from<br />

Bosch which is delivering<br />

gentle and accurate handling<br />

for its traditional rusks<br />

with irregular surfaces or a<br />

premium chocolate coating.<br />

The flavour coatings<br />

applied to some rusk types<br />

is a new departure for the<br />

company and initially, created<br />

some packaging challenges.<br />

The freshly baked rusk<br />

slices are randomly placed<br />

on the conveyor belt during<br />

production and to pack the<br />

slices into paper trays, the<br />

company was looking for<br />

highly versatile pick and<br />

place technology.<br />

Products needed to be<br />

oriented and positioned with<br />

accuracy, and in straight lines,<br />

with quality checks to ensure<br />

that only products meeting<br />

the quality standards were<br />

packaged. Moreover, gentle<br />

handling was essential,<br />

particularly for rusks with<br />

irregular surfaces or the new<br />

premium chocolate coating.<br />

A Delfi feed placer, which<br />

features an integrated vision<br />

system and three Delta<br />

robots from Bosch Packaging<br />

Technology was selected for<br />

the task.<br />

“We were confident that<br />

Bosch had asked the right<br />

questions, really addressed<br />

our product<br />

needs and come<br />

up with the most<br />

suitable solution<br />

for us,” explains<br />

Marco Geimer,<br />

plant manager<br />

of the Brandt<br />

plant in Ohrdruf,<br />

Germany, the<br />

man behind the<br />

decision to buy<br />

the machine.<br />

The Delfi<br />

solution has<br />

worked well<br />

as the rusk<br />

manufacturer<br />

was able to<br />

boost its output<br />

significantly.<br />

This increase can<br />

be attributed to both a<br />

higher pick and place speed<br />

and also a lower rejection rate<br />

which results from gentler<br />

product handling. Two end<br />

effectors per robot pick the<br />

rusk slices and place them<br />

into the infeed chain of the<br />

downstream tray loader.<br />

Product handling is more<br />

hygienic on the new line<br />

Here, the products are lifted<br />

up very carefully by Venturibased<br />

end effectors because<br />

this approach ensures that<br />

the robots’ air tubes are<br />

protected from<br />

contamination<br />

with product<br />

particles.<br />

“The machine<br />

is designed<br />

to handle 390<br />

products per<br />

minute,” says<br />

Geimer.<br />

“We are looking<br />

to achieve this<br />

quantity by<br />

optimising<br />

the entire<br />

production<br />

process step<br />

by step.”<br />

It was<br />

important<br />

for Brandt<br />

to pack the<br />

various types of rusks, with<br />

their different properties, on<br />

a single line. Currently, the<br />

Delfi system is handling four<br />

different flavours including<br />

rusks with a chocolate or a<br />

coconut coating.<br />

And the Delfi feed placer<br />

is also able to handle any<br />

increased volumes in the<br />

future. The integrated and<br />

camera-based vision system<br />

ensures precise picking and<br />

placing by recording all<br />

products before they are being<br />

picked up by the robots.<br />

Via parameter settings of<br />

the vision system, new<br />

product formats can be added<br />

and easily simulated on the<br />

human machine interface<br />

(HMI), says Bosch.<br />

This can be executed<br />

without using actual products<br />

and during production.<br />

New product types also<br />

present the company with<br />

novel challenges from a<br />

quality assurance perspective<br />

but the new system<br />

performs continuous quality<br />

inspections which were<br />

previously done manually.<br />

“Product handling is now<br />

more hygienic and efficient<br />

than ever,” says Geimer.<br />

“The Delfi picker is working<br />

so perfectly that we’re<br />

even receiving feedback<br />

from employees when the<br />

production process on other<br />

machines isn’t working quite<br />

so well.”<br />

T 01332 626262<br />

W www.boschpackaging.com


26 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Installation News<br />

Twin aperture detector<br />

brings operational gain<br />

Family baker Borgesius<br />

recently took delivery<br />

of a new twin lane<br />

multi-aperture Stealth metal<br />

detector for its Amsterdam<br />

factory that was built in the<br />

UK by Fortress Technology.<br />

Dutch manufacturer Jansen<br />

Control Systems supplied<br />

the customised installation,<br />

integrating the twin-aperture<br />

single metal detector with a<br />

new section of robust, easy to<br />

clean conveyor. Two special<br />

reject systems, one for each<br />

lane, were also included.<br />

Incorporated with the<br />

bakery’s existing cooling<br />

tower, the entire footprint of<br />

the new inspection system<br />

measures less than 1.7 metres<br />

at its widest point and less<br />

than 5 metres in length.<br />

Within 12 hours of<br />

installation, the bakery’s<br />

new factory was running at<br />

full capacity and accurately<br />

inspecting 14,000 loaves<br />

per shift.<br />

The twin lane project<br />

came about after Borgesius,<br />

which already has 15<br />

Fortress metal detectors<br />

installed in its six bakery<br />

facilities in the Netherlands,<br />

approached Jansen to discuss<br />

the feasibility of having a<br />

twin lane conveyor with<br />

an individual reject system<br />

for each lane. “Rather than<br />

The twin lane, twin-aperture detector is part of the fully automated system<br />

having one metal detector<br />

head spanning both lanes,<br />

the bakery wanted to be able<br />

to measure if there was a<br />

particular metal contaminant<br />

issue in the individual line,”<br />

explains Jansen Control<br />

Systems managing director<br />

Gerard Schuurman.<br />

Fortress was the only<br />

company Schuurman knew<br />

of that could provide a<br />

single unit with two in-built<br />

individual apertures within<br />

the same frame.<br />

Prior to this installation,<br />

operatives had to manually<br />

take the bread loaves from the<br />

cooling tower and load them by<br />

hand onto a separate conveyor<br />

for inspection. Having the<br />

twin lane system now gives<br />

Borgesius the capacity to<br />

inspect 3,600 loaves an hour.<br />

A bakery spokesperson<br />

says the twin lane metal<br />

detection technology enables<br />

us to maintain our European<br />

reputation for the highest<br />

quality bread and continue<br />

meeting the stringent retailer<br />

Codes of Practice.<br />

T 01295 256266<br />

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

Reliability has been improved<br />

Replacement coders<br />

have improved<br />

overall efficiency<br />

Reduced waste, mess, and<br />

downtime are the key benefits<br />

of coders from Interactive Coding<br />

Equipment (ICE) installed by<br />

Rockline Europe, provider of<br />

various consumer goods, at its<br />

factory in Redditch.<br />

In replacing its existing<br />

continuous ink jet coders,<br />

Rockline was seeking cleaner and<br />

more efficient models which had<br />

the capability to keep up with line<br />

throughputs. In particular, the<br />

new coders had to be reliable and<br />

be able to operate consistently<br />

at high speeds.<br />

Rockline has therefore<br />

installed 13 ICE Zodiac thermal<br />

transfer coders and nine ICE<br />

Viper thermal ink jet printers:<br />

the Zodiacs are used for primary<br />

packaging and the Vipers for<br />

secondary packaging.<br />

“Rockline is a highly<br />

automated high volume lowcost<br />

manufacturer, and the ICE<br />

machines are reliable and can<br />

keep up with the demands of<br />

our operation,” explains Simon<br />

Neale, UK general manager<br />

at Rockline.<br />

T 0115 964 0144<br />

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

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Installation News<br />

Carton feeder and inkjet coder<br />

meets increased volume needs<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

Dragonfly Foods has<br />

removed the production<br />

bottleneck caused by<br />

manual date coding and<br />

hand labelling by installing<br />

a PrintSafe udaFORMAXX<br />

carton feeder with continuous<br />

inkjet coder to print date codes<br />

for its 15 different product lines<br />

which are all made from<br />

plant-based proteins.<br />

“Before we had the carton<br />

feeder, we were hand labelling<br />

with one of the sticker guns<br />

that you see in supermarkets,”<br />

explains production manager<br />

at Dragonfly Gareth Burton.<br />

“It was an outdated way of<br />

doing it and prone to error.”<br />

Now, the sleeve and carton<br />

feeder has given Dragonfly<br />

Foods a fast, accurate method<br />

of printing date codes.<br />

Date codes are always accurate<br />

<br />

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<br />

<br />

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Operators load the cartons<br />

into a magazine, select<br />

the required message and<br />

quantity and press go. The<br />

machine feeds the packs<br />

underneath a print head and<br />

into a hopper for collection.<br />

“What I really like about the<br />

udaFORMAXX is that we can<br />

set it up for each day with the<br />

right codes and they can’t be<br />

changed accidentally,” says<br />

Burton. “It’s also accurate.”<br />

Operators find it easy to<br />

code packs for the different<br />

batches produced each day<br />

and production numbers<br />

have increased substantially,<br />

says Burton.<br />

T 01962 761761<br />

W www.printsafe.co.uk


www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 29<br />

Line upgrade meets need for<br />

high speed water production<br />

French mineral water<br />

producer Carola has<br />

upgraded its production<br />

line to cope with a new, lighter<br />

PET bottle and an increase<br />

in output speed of 3,000<br />

containers an hour.<br />

The upgrade was carried<br />

out by Gebo Cermex, with<br />

installation and ramp-up to full<br />

speed production achieved in<br />

less than three weeks.<br />

Following the buy-out of<br />

the company by Spadel, a<br />

new investment strategy<br />

called for a complete<br />

overhaul of the Ribeauvillé<br />

PET line facility, in Alsace<br />

(France). The ageing line was<br />

causing problems because<br />

of its limited flexibility,<br />

restricted accumulation<br />

capacity, reduced speed due<br />

to the limitations of certain<br />

machines within the line and<br />

poor working conditions.<br />

More importantly, the<br />

performance of the line was<br />

preventing Carola from keeping<br />

pace with the fast-changing<br />

beverage market and the<br />

fluctuations in consumer<br />

demand. The company was also<br />

eager to minimise the weight of<br />

the PET bottles it was producing<br />

and to switch to more modern<br />

packaging formats.<br />

The new investment<br />

strategy also included a plan<br />

for the reduction of overall<br />

production costs at the plant.<br />

The line covers everything including<br />

palletisers that handle each format<br />

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

Within this type of<br />

installation, which covers<br />

everything from bottle<br />

conveyors right through to<br />

the palletiser, the connection<br />

between the lines various<br />

pieces of equipment is vitally<br />

important, says Gebo Cermex.<br />

Output performance is largely<br />

determined by the efficiency<br />

with which the line handles<br />

increases in speed as well<br />

as stoppages.<br />

The project at the Carola-<br />

Ribeauvillé factory presented<br />

the team in Gebo Cermex<br />

with several other challenges.<br />

The company had to change<br />

everything within a complete<br />

production line without<br />

creating a supply problem<br />

for the water producer. This<br />

meant all the equipment had<br />

to be replaced and the entire<br />

line back in operation at full<br />

speed and in all formats,<br />

in no more than 21 days.<br />

Also, the customer had to<br />

upgrade the line, taking up<br />

no more room in a facility<br />

where floorspace was already<br />

at a premium.<br />

José Lefort, industrial<br />

manager at Carola-Ribeauvillé<br />

has been pleased with the<br />

project. “The line productivity<br />

target has been met - and<br />

speed and line regulation<br />

have been optimised for all<br />

packaging formats,” he says.<br />

Productivity targets have been met<br />

The new line has increased<br />

output rates by 3,000 bottles<br />

per hour for all pack formats.<br />

This increased productivity<br />

means that Carola can now<br />

produce greater volumes to<br />

tighter deadlines, enabling<br />

the company to respond<br />

to spikes in demand while<br />

reducing the stock managed<br />

by an external storage<br />

provider. “Increasing output<br />

speeds by about 3,000 bottles<br />

per hour for all formats has<br />

allowed us to switch to two,<br />

eight-hour shifts – with barely<br />

any production now taking<br />

place at night,” Lefort tells<br />

Machinery Update.<br />

The most crucial stage of the<br />

project, the dismantling of the<br />

existing line and the assembly<br />

of the new equipment, took<br />

place well within schedule<br />

and the restart proved<br />

successful for all formats,<br />

which now includes packs<br />

of 6, 8 and 24 bottles. All the<br />

machines and conveyors were<br />

reinstalled as close as possible<br />

to the ground so that they were<br />

directly accessible with no<br />

need to climb up on walkways<br />

– unlike the previous line.<br />

Line control is one of the<br />

major strengths of the new<br />

system, not least the advanced<br />

management of stoppages<br />

and restarts on the conveyors<br />

and the accumulation tables<br />

between the machines.<br />

Format changeovers on the<br />

new line are also much more<br />

efficient than they used to be.<br />

T 01480 455919<br />

W www.gebocermex.com


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Installation News<br />

Full integration delivers<br />

efficiencies on crisp line<br />

Operators like the user interface<br />

Inspection units are<br />

installed at solid<br />

dose manufacturer<br />

Following the expansion of<br />

its solid dose operations,<br />

USA contract manufacturer<br />

AAA Pharmaceuticals has<br />

installed customised Insight<br />

Pharmaceutical (PH) metal<br />

detectors from Loma Systems.<br />

Produced from polished<br />

stainless steel for hygiene and<br />

wash down benefits, the PH<br />

metal detector’s compact design<br />

allows it to be located on virtually<br />

any line without disrupting the<br />

plant layout.<br />

The tablet presses at AAA<br />

Pharmaceutical are located in<br />

close proximity so Loma set up<br />

the frequencies on the metal<br />

detectors to avoid interference.<br />

“With the help of the Loma<br />

team, the metal detectors were<br />

installed quickly and have proved<br />

easy to use, clean and maintain,”<br />

says Jeff Biggs from AAA.<br />

T 01252 893300<br />

W wwww.loma.com<br />

Flexibility is the key<br />

for cosmetics maker<br />

The new Linx 10<br />

coder has earned<br />

high praise from a<br />

cosmetics contract<br />

manufacturer for<br />

greatly improving<br />

the efficiency<br />

of the company’s short-run<br />

production operation. Creative<br />

Cosmetics has been particularly<br />

impressed with the coder’s<br />

flexibility, manoeuvrability and<br />

also its ease of use.<br />

T 01480 302100<br />

W www.linxglobal.com<br />

Ishida has installed a<br />

complete potato crisp<br />

packing line at leading<br />

Czech manufacturer Petr<br />

Hobža’s factory in the<br />

Czech Republic to give the<br />

manufacturer complete<br />

control over its process.<br />

The fully integrated<br />

line comprises a 16-head<br />

Ishida CCW-RS-216B<br />

multihead weigher and<br />

two Astro bagmakers,<br />

TSC-RS seal testers and<br />

DACS-G checkweighers<br />

incorporating Ishida’s IDCS<br />

data capture and production<br />

monitoring software.<br />

The 16 head weigher is<br />

operating in twin mode,<br />

with eight weigh and booster<br />

hoppers feeding each of the<br />

two Astro bagmakers.<br />

Handling two bag sizes<br />

of 60g and 175g, the line<br />

is achieving speeds of 180<br />

and 110 packs per minute<br />

respectively, delivering<br />

accuracy to within 0.1g of the<br />

target weight, with overall<br />

efficiency levels close to 100%.<br />

While ensuring effective<br />

quality control monitoring for<br />

the integrity of each sealed<br />

bag, the Ishida seal tester also<br />

provides valuable feedback<br />

for the overall production<br />

of the potato crisps. This<br />

high level of monitoring is<br />

further supported by the<br />

Ishida Data Capture System<br />

(IDCS) which records and<br />

analyses data from every<br />

pack that goes across each<br />

checkweigher to provide<br />

fully customisable real-time<br />

production information and<br />

displays the line’s overall<br />

equipment efficiency in terms<br />

of availability, performance<br />

and quality.<br />

The multihead weigher and<br />

bagmaker combination has<br />

been specifically designed<br />

for snacks applications.<br />

As well as the accuracy of<br />

Ishida’s multihead weighing<br />

technology, the Astro bagmaker<br />

features servo-motors and<br />

software controlled variable<br />

seal time, jaw temperature<br />

and pressure for the effective<br />

sealing of each pack.<br />

The reliability of the<br />

equipment is another<br />

important factor for a line<br />

that is in operation 16 hours<br />

The site produces about 600kg of crisps every hour in a variety of flavours<br />

The line includes multihead weighers, bagmakers and also checkweighers<br />

a day, five days a week, while<br />

the local support provided by<br />

Ishida is a further significant<br />

advantage.<br />

“Having a single supplier<br />

for the entire line who can<br />

respond quickly means that<br />

in the event of a problem, the<br />

issue can be speedily sorted<br />

so that the line is up and<br />

running again,” explains<br />

director Petr Hobža. “It also<br />

means that we do not have to<br />

keep lots of spare parts on site<br />

as these can be supplied only<br />

if they are needed.”<br />

The Strážnice factory<br />

produces about 600kg<br />

of crisps every hour, the<br />

equivalent of 10,000 60g<br />

bags, in a variety of flavours<br />

including salt, garlic,<br />

bacon, and pepper and salt.<br />

Changeovers between flavours<br />

is simple using the remote<br />

control unit on the weigher<br />

where all pre-set information<br />

is stored, while all parts of the<br />

weigher are easy to remove<br />

and replace for rapid cleaning.<br />

As well as the complete<br />

line, Petr Hobža is operating a<br />

second Ishida CCW-216/Astro<br />

combination system and this<br />

line will also become fully<br />

integrated with the arrival of<br />

a further two seal testers and<br />

checkweighers later this year.<br />

T 0121 607 7700<br />

W www.ishidaeurope.com


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www.machineryupdate.co.uk july/august <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 33<br />

Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

This feature looks<br />

at how UK PLC is<br />

eyeing automation<br />

We are living in<br />

turbulent times<br />

in all sorts of ways<br />

and no more so than<br />

in manufacturing<br />

where the consequences of<br />

Brexit are looming large. No one<br />

knows what these will be, but the<br />

immediate one seems to be a loss<br />

of workforce, which is where robots<br />

may have a key role.<br />

It is no secret that the UK has<br />

been slow on the uptake where<br />

robotics are concerned but the<br />

British Automation & Robot<br />

Association (BARA) is currently<br />

more optimistic than ever about<br />

the use of robotic automation.<br />

Turn to page 34 to find out why<br />

it thinks this.<br />

It is also a generally held view<br />

that workers can be anti-robotics<br />

due to the perceived threat to<br />

the jobs they bring. However,<br />

a recent survey has found that<br />

British manufacturing workers are<br />

confident robots will not be taking<br />

their jobs over the next decade.<br />

According to an Epson survey,<br />

62% felt manufacturing roles<br />

would evolve rather than be<br />

replaced, while 59% are confident<br />

machines will not be able to<br />

replicate human qualities like<br />

flexibility, creativity and reaction.<br />

INCREASING ROBOT UPTAKE<br />

Whether this is true or not,<br />

UK manufacturers are currently<br />

looking at robotic technology,<br />

even in the slow to automate food<br />

industry. And not only big robots<br />

at the end of a line, but pick and<br />

place robots handling all sorts of<br />

products. On page 38, you will find a<br />

food company producing traditional<br />

shortbread products taking the<br />

first plunge into robot technology.<br />

Operations director at Dean’s of<br />

Huntly Les McArthur believes the<br />

development in grippers is helping<br />

hasten robot uptake. “Gripper<br />

technology handles our delicate<br />

shortbread without a problem,”<br />

he tells Machinery Update.<br />

Connecting<br />

the industry<br />

The so-called<br />

4th industrial<br />

revolution is<br />

connecting more<br />

and more<br />

processes for<br />

the greater good<br />

Of course, no major feature<br />

on automation is complete without<br />

covering Industry 4.0, the so-called<br />

fourth industrial revolution<br />

and what this may mean for the<br />

future of manufacturing.<br />

We have therefore dedicated<br />

many pages and words to this<br />

topic and the operational benefits<br />

that digitisation can deliver as<br />

well as what it actually means in<br />

practice. Although the integration<br />

of automation has increased<br />

significantly, reports suggest that<br />

just 8% of UK manufacturers have<br />

a significant knowledge of<br />

Industry 4.0, so hopefully many<br />

of the articles included will help<br />

to share knowledge.<br />

Technologies that help to<br />

pave the way for Industry 4.0<br />

was a key trend at interpack<br />

Industrial organisations are<br />

operating in ways they scarcely<br />

could have imagined a few<br />

decades ago. They are converging<br />

historically separate information<br />

technology and operations<br />

technology systems, and using<br />

mobile, analytics and cloud<br />

to increase connectivity and<br />

information sharing. And although<br />

this is significantly improving<br />

operations, it is also creating more<br />

potential entrance points<br />

for security threats.<br />

To address this, Rockwell<br />

Automation has developed a<br />

three-step approach for building<br />

an industrial security program<br />

that extends from the enterprise<br />

to the plant level, and helps<br />

mitigate risk across people,<br />

processes and technology.<br />

An e-book outlining this is<br />

on its webpage.<br />

• The next 40 pages cover all<br />

things Industry 4.0, robots,<br />

sensors and vision systems.


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

The potential for<br />

robotic uptake is<br />

more promising<br />

Chairman of BARA (British Automation & Robot Association)<br />

Mike Wilson says there is much happening in the UK just now<br />

that could drive a step change in the uptake of robotic automation<br />

A<br />

s many will know, the UK<br />

has been one of the slowest<br />

adopters of robot automation.<br />

Outside the automotive<br />

industry our robot density<br />

(number of robots per 10,000 employees)<br />

is 33 compared to 170 in Germany, 81 in<br />

Spain and 75 in France, according to the<br />

International Federation of Robotics,<br />

World Robotics 2016. China is currently<br />

very low on this measure, due to the very<br />

large number of workers, but this is set to<br />

change as it is now installing more robots<br />

than any other country in the world.<br />

The UK Government has recognised<br />

the need to improve productivity within<br />

UK manufacturing and, I believe,<br />

has also recognised the positive role<br />

robot automation can play.<br />

The recent Industrial Strategy green<br />

paper emphasised the need to improve<br />

productivity and recognised the low<br />

uptake of robots in the UK. It stated that<br />

Germany and France can produce in four<br />

days what we take five days to make.<br />

The Industrial Strategy paper called<br />

on industry to develop sector deals.<br />

These would effectively be a partnership<br />

between businesses, academia and<br />

government to address the specific<br />

barriers that are holding back each sector.<br />

It was not intended that these are asks<br />

for large investment by government but<br />

an opportunity to collaborate to put in<br />

place the necessary skills development,<br />

regulations and policy as well as the<br />

delivery mechanisms to enable these<br />

sectors to thrive.<br />

One of the key sector deals for robot<br />

automation will be the Industrial<br />

Digitisation Review (IDR). This is heavily<br />

oriented towards Industry 4.0 or the<br />

4th industrial revolution and industrial<br />

robotics is recognised as a key element<br />

of the review. In addition to the points<br />

above, this review is also addressing<br />

issues such as barriers and the question<br />

of jobs verses growth and productivity.<br />

The IDR is covering a range of industry<br />

sectors including food and beverage.<br />

This, I would argue, is therefore an<br />

opportunity for the food and beverage<br />

sector to influence the key actions that<br />

will be the outcomes of the sector deal.<br />

ROBOTS BRING GAINS TO FOOD<br />

Food and beverage is now being<br />

recognised as a major manufacturing<br />

sector which also has a need to increase<br />

the use of robot automation. The trend in<br />

robot use has been positive with a growth<br />

in robot use of more than 50% in 2016<br />

compared to 2015. However, this is from<br />

a relatively low base and we still use<br />

much less robot automation than our<br />

major competitors in Europe in this market.<br />

sUMMARY<br />

INCREASING USE<br />

■ UK is the slowest adopter of robotics<br />

■ The Government has recognised the need<br />

to increase productivity in manufacturing<br />

■ Industrial Strategy paper has called on<br />

industry to develop sector deals<br />

■ Food and drink has a pressing need to<br />

increase its use of robot automation due<br />

to future labour availability concerns<br />

There are also growing concerns related<br />

to the availability of labour, particularly<br />

in this sector. This is due to the historical<br />

heavy dependency on a non-UK labour<br />

force and the concern that one of the<br />

implications of Brexit may be that this<br />

labour pool chooses to relocate to other<br />

countries within the European Union.<br />

This may drive an urgent need for<br />

the food sector to significantly increase<br />

the use of robot automation in order to<br />

maintain its levels of production.<br />

A study by the Copenhagen Business<br />

School (Automation, labour productivity<br />

and employment – a cross country<br />

comparison) reviewed specific sectors<br />

across a number of European countries<br />

and also Japan. For food and tobacco,


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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<br />

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

the UK was placed equal last, with Japan,<br />

in terms of productivity. If we were to<br />

be as automated as the most productive<br />

country, Finland, we would increase<br />

our productivity by 13.7%.<br />

This conclusion demonstrates that the<br />

increased use of automation would not<br />

only help address the forecast labour<br />

shortages but would also significantly<br />

increase the productivity and<br />

competitiveness of the food sector.<br />

The positive aspect of our current<br />

position is that many of the solutions<br />

required have already been developed<br />

and proven in other countries. They may<br />

well need modifying to suit the specific<br />

needs of our factories, but the basic<br />

concepts and technologies already exist<br />

and are in use. However, there is a lack<br />

of awareness of these solutions.<br />

One major challenge may well be our<br />

supply chain for automation solutions.<br />

A key component of the supply chain is<br />

the system integration businesses that<br />

implement these automation solutions.<br />

In the UK, these are often relatively small<br />

businesses with limited resources.<br />

Due to the current lack of uptake<br />

of automation there is also limited<br />

technical resource within the food sector<br />

businesses to concept, specify and<br />

purchase robot automation systems as<br />

well as then operate and maintain these<br />

systems once they have been installed.<br />

Therefore, there needs to be strong<br />

co-operation between all companies within<br />

the sector as well as the supply chain for<br />

automation and also the education system<br />

There should be<br />

strong co-operation<br />

between all companies<br />

within the robot sector<br />

to ensure the needs of the industry can<br />

be met both in terms of the solutions,<br />

and also the expertise required to<br />

implement and operate these systems.<br />

This is where the sector deal can help.<br />

By identifying these barriers and<br />

proposing solutions, government support<br />

can be gained to ensure the appropriate<br />

resource can be applied, with support of<br />

industry. The submission of the sector<br />

deal was timetabled for the summer<br />

with decisions to be made later this year.<br />

Recent political events may cause some<br />

delays but we are still optimistic that the<br />

government remains committed to the<br />

industrial strategy it outlined in January.<br />

This could be our opportunity to make<br />

a once in a lifetime change to the use of<br />

automation within UK manufacturing<br />

and particularly drive increased use<br />

in the food and beverage sector.<br />

Let us all make the most of it.<br />

T 020 8773 8111<br />

W www.bara.org.uk


36 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

The UK Industrial<br />

Vision Association<br />

(UKIVA) was<br />

formed in 1992,<br />

shortly before<br />

the UK withdrew from<br />

the monetary European<br />

Exchange Rate Mechanism.<br />

In <strong>2017</strong>, it celebrates its 25th<br />

anniversary against the<br />

backdrop of the UK leaving<br />

the European Union!<br />

“Some people might say<br />

‘nothing changes’, but in<br />

fact over the last 25 years just<br />

about everything has changed<br />

in the world of vision,” says<br />

UKIVA chairman Paul Wilson.<br />

Back in 1992, it was clear<br />

that UK industry was largely<br />

unaware of which company<br />

had what kind of experience<br />

and expertise in vision<br />

markets, and it was difficult<br />

for them to find out who<br />

they should be approaching<br />

for the best results. The<br />

UKIVA was formed to bridge<br />

that gap, and unlike many<br />

trade associations who get<br />

involved in political lobbying,<br />

the prime objective of the<br />

association has always been<br />

to promote the use of vision in<br />

industry, primarily through a<br />

series of educational activities.<br />

This desire to educate<br />

continues right up to the<br />

present day with the first ever<br />

Machine Vision Conference<br />

and Exhibition held at Arena<br />

MK in April (see Machinery<br />

Update – May/June <strong>2017</strong>).<br />

This proved to be a great<br />

success with exhibitors,<br />

speakers and visitors alike.<br />

On the day, over 250 visitors<br />

had the chance to choose<br />

from 55 presentations held<br />

across seven presentation<br />

theatres, as well as to visit an<br />

exhibition hosting 57 of the<br />

world’s leading manufacturers<br />

and suppliers of vision<br />

components and systems.<br />

And the event certainly<br />

helped to demonstrate the<br />

technical revolution that has<br />

taken place over the years.<br />

The embryonic vision<br />

industry had to ‘borrow’<br />

components from other<br />

industries but as vision<br />

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

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

Celebrating<br />

anniversary<br />

The UKIVA has helped develop the sector since it was<br />

formed 25 years’ ago, as chairman Paul Wilson details<br />

became more established and<br />

the ‘semiconductor revolution’<br />

took place, dedicated<br />

industrial vision components<br />

evolved along with a set of<br />

industry standards. Nowadays<br />

processors continue to get<br />

smaller and faster; cameras<br />

get smaller and offer higher<br />

resolution and frame rates<br />

Visitors and exhibitors were pleased with the format of the new UKIVA event<br />

and measurement software<br />

becomes more sophisticated<br />

yet easier to implement.<br />

Significant improvements<br />

continue to be made in optics,<br />

lighting and data management.<br />

Newer techniques become<br />

commonplace – for example 3D<br />

vision is now a ‘standard’ vision<br />

technique whereas vision has<br />

become established as a widely<br />

used enabling technology for<br />

quality control and automation<br />

throughout industry.<br />

The latest industry<br />

buzzwords are ‘embedded<br />

vision’ and ‘Industry 4.0’


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where vision undoubtedly<br />

has a major role to play<br />

in the ‘smart’ factories<br />

of the future. Embedded<br />

vision offers an even closer<br />

interlinking between imaging<br />

and processing capabilities<br />

utilising low cost components<br />

to provide economy of scale.<br />

And all of this development<br />

seems a far cry from early<br />

industrial vision systems.<br />

These systems used cameras<br />

with a resolution of just a few<br />

hundred pixels, while today<br />

cameras with a resolution of<br />

many thousands of pixels are<br />

routinely available on most<br />

mobile phones.<br />

individuals, not just through<br />

quality control of the products<br />

we all buy but in everyday<br />

life, too.<br />

Traffic and surveillance,<br />

sport, medical diagnostics<br />

and solar energy are just some<br />

areas influenced by vision<br />

technology. There is every<br />

reason to expect that during<br />

the next 25 years, vision will find<br />

further applications in markets<br />

that don’t even exist today!<br />

T 020 8773 8111<br />

W www.ukiva.org<br />

CRYSTAL BALL GAZING<br />

And so what does the next<br />

25 years hold?<br />

“The vision market has<br />

enjoyed spectacular growth<br />

in the last 25 years and this<br />

shows no real sign of slowing<br />

down,” says Wilson.<br />

There are estimates that the<br />

global machine vision market<br />

will be worth in excess of $14<br />

billion by 2022.<br />

Nevertheless, there is bound<br />

to be some uncertainty for the<br />

UK vision market until the<br />

terms of Brexit are agreed,<br />

a deal that could also affect<br />

the European vision market as<br />

the UK is a major importer of<br />

European vision components.<br />

Over the last 25 years<br />

however, vision has<br />

expanded to encompass<br />

new applications, many of<br />

which did not exist in 1992.<br />

For example, household solar<br />

panels were not available,<br />

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38 MACHINERY UPDATE july/august <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Dean’s of Huntly<br />

is making savings<br />

in time and labour<br />

Hhigh quality shortbread<br />

producer Dean’s took<br />

the bold step last<br />

year to instigate a<br />

project that would see<br />

its manual packing operation<br />

taken over by robots on one of<br />

their lines. Indeed, the Huntlybased<br />

company has not only<br />

embraced pick and place<br />

robotics by installing a bespoke<br />

system this March, but it is<br />

already considering what else<br />

the technology could do for its<br />

business in the future.<br />

Operations director at Dean’s Les<br />

McArthur instigated this complex<br />

project last year and initially<br />

approached four companies.<br />

Two dropped out quite quickly<br />

but of the remaining contenders,<br />

McArthur went with the proposal<br />

from PWR Pack, even though it was<br />

not the cheapest option.<br />

“PWR Pack instilled confidence in<br />

us that they would hold our hands<br />

and guide us through this whole<br />

process,” McArthur tells Machinery<br />

Update. “And this has been true<br />

right through the commissioning<br />

phase which went much better than<br />

we could have hoped for.”<br />

SPECIALLY DESIGNED UNITS<br />

PWR Pack has supplied a specially<br />

designed four robot solution for<br />

packing shortbread and biscuits<br />

into trays which are then flow<br />

wrapped. It was designed with four<br />

separate conveyor in-feeds to allow<br />

the team at Dean’s to supply it with<br />

anything from one to four different<br />

products which are then loaded<br />

automatically into shortbread trays.<br />

Dean’s produces all of its<br />

premium products by hand baking<br />

techniques which is why product is<br />

loaded onto the line by operators.<br />

Clever timing of the project has<br />

ensured the permanent staff<br />

members have remained since the<br />

installation of the machine, but<br />

the need for seasonal workers at<br />

peak times is now less of a burden.<br />

Reducing seasonal recruitment in<br />

this way, and increasing packing<br />

Automating<br />

has benefits<br />

PWR Pack has<br />

supplied a<br />

specially<br />

designed four<br />

robot solution<br />

for packing<br />

shortbread and<br />

also biscuits<br />

into trays which<br />

are then flow<br />

wrapped<br />

flexibility to cope with the dozens<br />

of SKUs produced at the factory,<br />

is paying dividends.<br />

“A high degree of flexibility<br />

was one of our absolute musts for<br />

the equipment,” says McArthur.<br />

And he is pleased to report that<br />

employees have been keen to work<br />

on the new equipment, too.<br />

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This is why the system was<br />

specifically designed to be versatile<br />

and allow Dean’s to run different<br />

products from single component to<br />

multi-component assortment trays<br />

and either products on edge or flat.<br />

In operation, the unique grippers can<br />

place the biscuits flat or tilted and<br />

pack them into the tray to achieve<br />

perfect product presentation.<br />

The system was also supplied<br />

with a PWR Pack designed denester<br />

that can run a variety of different<br />

trays with minimal change parts.<br />

McArthur acknowledges that the<br />

food industry has not always been<br />

the quickest to take advantage of<br />

robot technology but he believes<br />

the advances in gripper design,<br />

as demonstrated on this machine,<br />

will help hasten their adoption.<br />

“Gripper technology has really<br />

moved on and it handles our<br />

delicate shortbread without<br />

a problem,” he says.<br />

“The equipment is already<br />

proving itself and helping us to<br />

keep labour costs under better<br />

control, not an easy task in the<br />

current climate,” he continues.<br />

“This is just as well as staple<br />

ingredient of shortbread butter<br />

is seeing prices rocket just now<br />

something that, unfortunately,<br />

the new system can’t help us with.”<br />

T 01236 707201<br />

W www.pwrpack.com


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Investing in the<br />

future of a<br />

total business<br />

Machinery Update talks to Andrew Armstrong from<br />

Fanuc UK about future trends and customer demands<br />

Manufacturer of automation<br />

and industrial robotic<br />

solutions Fanuc UK has<br />

invested more than<br />

£19 million in a new<br />

107,000sq ft facility at Ansty Park,<br />

Coventry to enable the business to further<br />

develop its offering and strengthen its<br />

position in the market. It opened the<br />

new HQ in May (see page 9).<br />

Crucially, all aspects of the business<br />

Andrew Armstrong from Fanuc’s UK business<br />

will operate under one roof, while the<br />

three-storey building is also home to<br />

a design, manufacturing and training<br />

facility, offices and showroom area.<br />

The business specialises in factory<br />

automation, which is split across three<br />

categories: robotics, machine tools and<br />

factory automation systems. Machinery<br />

Update talked to Andrew Armstrong,<br />

the UK sales and marketing manager,<br />

about future trends and what customers<br />

are asking for.<br />

MORE MACHINE CONNECTIVITY<br />

“In the future, we will see greater<br />

machine connectivity for ease of<br />

production control, machine monitoring<br />

and ‘large’ data collection for analysis/<br />

process improvement and feedback<br />

control such as predictive maintenance,”<br />

says Armstrong. “There will also be<br />

increased use of soft safety systems such<br />

as our Dual Check Safety,” he continues.<br />

(Fanuc offers this across its range of<br />

products, which facilitates the interaction<br />

of robotics with machinery and machine<br />

tools to define the safety boundaries<br />

of a system).<br />

Armstrong also predicts better, simple,<br />

intuitive operator interfaces becoming<br />

more prevalent in the future while he<br />

also sees a rise in additive manufacturing<br />

technologies.<br />

“Far-East manufacturing for machine<br />

building (especially more traditional<br />

designs), will continue; some OEMs will<br />

control their design and use a third-party<br />

to build, but others will act as agents<br />

that just re-badge a product,” he says.<br />

Armstrong acknowledges that the<br />

food industry has been a slow adopter<br />

of automation – especially robotics<br />

but that the last few years have seen<br />

increased activity regarding the number<br />

of automation enquiries received.<br />

And these are anything from handling<br />

packaged parts to palletising and primary<br />

food handling.<br />

“The National Living Wage is driving<br />

the food industry to be more cost effective<br />

as where once labour was an easy<br />

solution to a problem, it is now<br />

becoming a financial burden,” he says.<br />

“This is even more important when two<br />

and three shifts are employed.<br />

He believes the simplest activity is for<br />

end of line packaging and palletising,<br />

especially with the plug and play<br />

technology that Fanuc can implement,<br />

such as vision and line-tracking solutions.<br />

Turning to its customers, Armstrong<br />

says machine builders are demanding<br />

high quality, qualified and well-trained<br />

sales support; application engineering<br />

support; and, increasingly, sub-contract<br />

design and/or project support. Customers<br />

are looking at four main areas:<br />

• More flexibility from the CNC control<br />

for non-metal-cutting applications;<br />

• Better customisation tools (ie easier


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“We are repeatedly challenged to<br />

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“This enables us to actively advise<br />

customers on their machine design and<br />

which of our Fanuc products and their<br />

features will help them to manufacture<br />

the best product.”<br />

One recent application from the<br />

company has been for acoustics<br />

company Bowers & Wilkins, where a<br />

significant amount of effort goes into<br />

the manufacture of the speaker cabinet<br />

and in some instances, the cabinet<br />

can represent the majority of the cost<br />

Market forces are<br />

now driving up prices<br />

for young engineers<br />

in our market place<br />

of the finished product.<br />

Multi-layered, laminated and formed<br />

speaker casings are initially processed<br />

using traditional CNC machines to<br />

produce speaker apertures, as well<br />

as other features. Other structural<br />

components are then added to the outer<br />

casings to produce a sub-assembly, before<br />

being presented to one of three Fanuc<br />

robot finishing cells.<br />

ROBOTS OFFER REPEATABILITY<br />

The cells sand and smooth the surface<br />

of the speaker cabinets using a<br />

combination of a model M20iA/M20<br />

robots and interchangeable sanding<br />

heads. The repeatability of the robots,<br />

coupled with feedback from the robots’<br />

force sensors, ensures the orbital sanding<br />

head applies consistent pressure to the<br />

cabinet surface.<br />

There is a total of six sanding heads<br />

within the cell – three on each side of the<br />

rotary table. The automated tool changer,<br />

which is fitted to the robot, makes it<br />

possible for the robot to change the<br />

sanding heads as required, whether this<br />

is during the process or at the end<br />

of the robot cycle. The systems are also<br />

able to change the sanding discs by using<br />

the robot to strip off the used disc and<br />

collect a new one from a stack located<br />

within the cell.<br />

T 0247 605 3000<br />

W www.fanuc.eu<br />

E1A Enterprise Centre<br />

Enterprise Way<br />

Evesham<br />

Worcestershire WR11 1GS<br />

01386 421005<br />

sales@abssac.co.uk<br />

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Feature: Automation<br />

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dismounting of the hub,<br />

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Robots speed<br />

up assemblies<br />

A mobile robot supplied by RNA Automation has<br />

helped to meet car seat assembly requirements<br />

RNA Automation has been<br />

responsible for introducing<br />

lightweight collaborative robots<br />

(cobots) from Universal Robots<br />

on a car seats production line<br />

which has been achieved in the same<br />

working space as before.<br />

The customer needed a small, mobile<br />

robot that could be used directly<br />

alongside personnel without safety<br />

guarding as the individual production<br />

steps take place one after another on a<br />

conveyor belt. The optimum solution also<br />

had to be easy to program for people with<br />

limited experience of robot technology.<br />

The small UR5 cobot fits within the<br />

space constraints easily and also helps<br />

to prevent errors.<br />

The robotic arm is responsible for<br />

screwing together automotive seat<br />

and rest frames with an end-of-arm<br />

screwdriver, completing about 8,500<br />

drilling actions every day. In operation,<br />

the seats are equipped with a transponder<br />

containing individual identification data.<br />

As soon as the seat arrives underneath<br />

the robot, the transponder is read and<br />

the robot tightens several screws on<br />

both sides of the seat.<br />

If screws are missing on a seat, the<br />

robot picks this product out and issues<br />

a warning signal. RNA says the result<br />

is an increase in both production speeds<br />

and product reliability.<br />

Thanks to the intuitive user interface<br />

of the UR5, any worker can program the<br />

robotic arm by dragging and dropping<br />

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script or by simply grabbing the arm<br />

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T 0121 749 2566<br />

W www.rnaautomation.com<br />

Any operator can<br />

program the UR5 arm<br />

via on-screen prompts<br />

E1A Enterprise Centre<br />

Enterprise Way<br />

Evesham<br />

Worcestershire WR11 1GS<br />

01386 421005<br />

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Detecting food<br />

contamination<br />

Stemmer Imaging talks about how hyperspectral<br />

imaging can benefit food inspection procedures<br />

Inspection is a critical component of HACCP principles to detect physical<br />

hazard analysis and critical control contaminants on food production<br />

points (HACCP) programmes in the lines, they each have their limitations.<br />

food industry and, says Rob Webb Metal detection concentrates on the<br />

of Stemmer Imaging, hyperspectral identification of metal contaminants<br />

imaging now provides a powerful<br />

while x-ray inspection is only effective<br />

complementary approach for the<br />

if there is a sufficient difference in density<br />

machine vision engineer.<br />

between the contaminant and the product<br />

Its ability to identify differences in being inspected.<br />

the chemical composition of organic<br />

materials opens up major new<br />

IMAGES ARE COLOUR CODED<br />

possibilities for detecting impurities in Conventional machine vision systems<br />

food products. And most importantly, look for contaminants based on<br />

systems are now available that operate parameters such as size, shape and<br />

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high speed production lines, he says. combines spectroscopical analysis with<br />

While metal detection, x-ray<br />

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and conventional machine vision<br />

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This gives a ‘chemical fingerprint’ of<br />

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In this way, chemical differences in<br />

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Hyperspectral imaging reveals that jelly beans have the same composition and show as green,<br />

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

Similarly, chemically identical<br />

materials in different looking objects<br />

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is needed to sort the light reflected<br />

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T 01252 780000<br />

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

E1A Enterprise Centre<br />

Enterprise Way<br />

Evesham<br />

Worcestershire WR11 1GS<br />

01386 421005<br />

sales@abssac.co.uk<br />

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Everybody’s<br />

talking about<br />

Industry 4.0 and,<br />

by now, most<br />

people have a<br />

notion of what it means to<br />

them,” says David Hannaby,<br />

Sick’s UK product manager<br />

for presence detection.<br />

“Yet, for many, it may still<br />

seem more of a remote vision<br />

of universal connectivity and<br />

data sharing than a day-to-day<br />

practical reality.”<br />

Looking at Industry 4.0<br />

from the perspective of a<br />

sensor manufacturer can<br />

make things seem clearer,<br />

because sensors are on<br />

the front line of this fourth<br />

industrial revolution, he<br />

continues. Without their<br />

fundamental ability to<br />

monitor processes and collect<br />

reliable, high-quality data at<br />

the field level in the first place,<br />

the Smart Factory would<br />

simply not exist.<br />

Industry 4.0 brings<br />

with it the opportunity for<br />

distributed intelligent control,<br />

where a greater number of<br />

process decisions are made<br />

autonomously by devices at<br />

the field level. As a result,<br />

we not only have new levels<br />

of flexibility, remote monitoring<br />

and diagnostics, but we can<br />

also build in an intelligent<br />

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while providing the best,<br />

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response to the specific<br />

production task in question.<br />

Smart Sensors can be<br />

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says Hannaby.<br />

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Firstly, it’s a pre-requisite<br />

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

Sensors are<br />

vital to 4.0<br />

Sick UK talks about what how sensors are on the front<br />

line of making the fourth industrial revolution a reality<br />

that sensors must be able to<br />

detect or measure any object<br />

no matter what the product,<br />

or how dirty, dusty or wet the<br />

conditions are. Sensors are<br />

already well on the way to<br />

achieving this, in virtually<br />

all industrial automation<br />

applications.<br />

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Just as important as the sensors<br />

themselves, is the power of<br />

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system. Then came IO-Link –<br />

and sensors were given a voice.<br />

All the PLCs, computers,<br />

data networks and factory<br />

nets don’t mean a thing if they<br />

don’t have quality data fed<br />

to them in real time from the<br />

sensors operating reliably on<br />

the shop floor. So, you could<br />

say that the combination of<br />

IO-Link and intelligent sensor<br />

technology has bridged<br />

the final gap that leads to<br />

transparent production.<br />

Smart Sensors respond to<br />

all type of control commands.<br />

They can receive new settings<br />

in seconds, for example,<br />

to enable rapid product<br />

changeovers down to<br />

“Batch Size 1”. Replacement<br />

sensors are ‘plug and play’<br />

because they can be<br />

configured instantly with


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pre-set parameters<br />

downloaded via IO-Link.<br />

3. Diagnostics: With the<br />

control system fully connected<br />

to “see” the sensor, you<br />

have access to a full range of<br />

diagnostic capabilities that<br />

were not available previously.<br />

Is the sensor about to reach<br />

the end of its life? Does it need<br />

cleaning? Will it last until the<br />

next production changeover?<br />

Through the combination<br />

of sensor self-monitoring and<br />

full transparency, production<br />

teams have much greater<br />

flexibility in monitoring their<br />

processes. They can adopt<br />

best practice approaches for<br />

effective condition monitoring<br />

and predictive maintenance.<br />

TASKS ARE NOW LOCAL<br />

4. Smart Tasks: Advances in<br />

chip technology have enabled<br />

advanced intelligence to be<br />

embedded in the sensors<br />

themselves to make them<br />

smarter. Smart Sensors can<br />

therefore take processing load<br />

away from the central control<br />

system to the sensor itself.<br />

Smart tasks are processed<br />

locally in real time without<br />

the need for the raw data to be<br />

uploaded to the central PLC<br />

program, processed and then<br />

acted upon.<br />

Industry 4.0 enables<br />

machines to gather and<br />

use data in real time to<br />

deliver greater flexibility<br />

in production. As a result,<br />

manufacturers can achieve<br />

a much greater degree of<br />

product customisation without<br />

incurring significant costs<br />

or changeover downtime.<br />

Products can be tracked and<br />

traced from the shop floor<br />

right through production and<br />

the supply chain. Machines<br />

can be monitored in real<br />

Can you create<br />

tomorrow’s<br />

new flavor?<br />

time to achieve production<br />

efficiencies that reduce scrap<br />

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—<br />

Solutions to optimise productivity<br />

let you think ahead.<br />

downtime and optimising<br />

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stores, says Hannaby.<br />

T 01727 831121<br />

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

When you trust<br />

your existing<br />

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and equipment in place, you’re free to focus on what really<br />

matters: your product offering. We’re here to help you grow<br />

with solutions that cover the full spectrum of your food<br />

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and more.<br />

Discover more at the PPMA Show, stand F70 on<br />

26 – 28 September <strong>2017</strong> (http://bit.ly/ABBPPMA<strong>2017</strong>)


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Digitisation will<br />

now change the<br />

face of industry<br />

Business manager – food and beverage at Siemens UK & Ireland<br />

Keith Thornhill believes the time is now right for machine builders<br />

to look to the many operational benefits that digitisation can deliver<br />

D<br />

igitisation is the technology<br />

focus behind Industry 4.0 and<br />

the central message of how<br />

it can enhance manufacturing<br />

and production capabilities<br />

is gaining traction. Advocates believe<br />

it will drive productivity improvements,<br />

competitiveness and business value, and<br />

digitisation is set to help revolutionise<br />

many aspects of today’s industrial<br />

landscape.<br />

Its importance has been recognised by<br />

all stakeholders from government down.<br />

Central to its successful adoption<br />

Keith Thornhill from Siemens UK & Ireland<br />

across the UK (including the machine<br />

building sector) will be the uptake<br />

of digital technologies and work is<br />

underway to ensure this happens.<br />

The current Industrial Digitalisation<br />

Review led by Siemens CEO Juergen<br />

Maier, on the back of the Government’s<br />

Industrial Strategy, aims to forge a<br />

roadmap for how best UK companies<br />

can adopt digital technologies. It also<br />

explains how they can make the most<br />

of the opportunities the digitisation of<br />

industry offers the economy in terms<br />

of supporting growth, high value job<br />

creation, skills and improving productivity.<br />

Industry 4.0 is a confluence of several<br />

major innovative technologies which are<br />

in a state of stability and maturity.<br />

These technologies have the ability to<br />

transform manufacturing through tools<br />

such as robotics, advanced sensors,<br />

3D printing, the Internet of Things,<br />

cloud computing, digital fabrication and<br />

also simulation.<br />

Supporting this, new business and<br />

marketing models will underpin the new<br />

technologies and manage a more organic<br />

relationship with customers and their<br />

requirements.<br />

For the machine building industry,<br />

digitisation also offers tangible benefits,<br />

helping to confront current market<br />

challenges, open doors of business<br />

sUMMARY<br />

DIGITAL JOURNEY<br />

■ A number of digital technologies will<br />

prove beneficial for machine builders<br />

■ Speed to market will improve<br />

■ Infield performance will be efficient<br />

■ A more radical approach will be an<br />

‘outcome, service-based’ model<br />

■ UK manufacturing performance will be<br />

supercharged by the business models<br />

opportunity and examine new and<br />

innovative future business models.<br />

Looking towards a post-Brexit world<br />

brings with it an issue of potential<br />

labour shortages as traditional sources<br />

of labour are potentially restricted.<br />

Business operators are already wrestling<br />

with predicted challenges around future<br />

labour recruitment problems.<br />

This is an issue facing the food industry<br />

in particular, and a drop in available<br />

manpower, as well as increased costs,<br />

mean business models will be forced<br />

to adapt and seek out the operational<br />

support they will require from automation<br />

that will allow efficient and highly<br />

productive machines to take over some<br />

repetitive tasks.


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Feature: Name here<br />

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

As the largest UK manufacturing sector<br />

with a £100bn turnover and only 15% of<br />

the sector automated to sufficient level<br />

points, the food industry presents a real<br />

opportunity for machine builders to make<br />

their case based on the productivity and<br />

performance benefits digitally enhanced<br />

production machinery can deliver.<br />

A number of digital technologies will<br />

prove highly beneficial for the machine<br />

building sector as it looks to take the next<br />

steps on a digital journey.<br />

The use of proven simulation tools<br />

can undoubtedly speed up time to<br />

market, allowing concepts, product<br />

developments and testing to take place<br />

in a virtual world before transporting to<br />

the delivery of a real version. Real time,<br />

intelligence-driven data acquisition and,<br />

more importantly, its interpretation to<br />

guide critical decision making, will form<br />

the bedrock of a machine’s capability<br />

and offer a compelling argument for its<br />

validity to the market.<br />

But, speed to market and improved<br />

infield performance also paves the way<br />

for what could be the most exciting and<br />

transformative aspect of the digital<br />

roadmap for machine builders as<br />

Industry 4.0 unfolds.<br />

It is perhaps time to consider a radical<br />

approach and move towards an ‘outcome,<br />

service-based’ model, as opposed to how<br />

business has traditionally been conducted.<br />

In a classic approach, customers<br />

may want to install a new asset or<br />

production equipment on site to improve<br />

competitiveness. They would raise<br />

the required capital via their CAPEX<br />

programme and procure from a machine<br />

builder where Siemens would work on the<br />

technology specification.<br />

RADICAL APPROACH REQUIRED<br />

The OEM would install the asset on<br />

site with a standard warranty term and<br />

the end user is left to ensure the asset<br />

performs through its life.<br />

In a new world, Siemens and machine<br />

builders could sell a service to deliver<br />

an outcome the end user wanted from<br />

the equipment through a period of time.<br />

The required asset would be procured<br />

and installed and deliver a performancebased<br />

service with the end customer being<br />

charged a monthly operating or service fee.<br />

The inclusion of technology hardware,<br />

the digital infrastructure and the service<br />

is part of the new model, meaning a<br />

shift from CAPEX to OPEX strategies that<br />

allows customers to be more competitive,<br />

enabling them to spend on other strategic<br />

investments, and improve their cash flow.<br />

Digitisation opens the doors of<br />

opportunity for machine builders,<br />

allowing a move towards a world of<br />

solutions, outcomes, relationships, and<br />

partnerships. Access to digitalisation,<br />

automation, robotics, energy efficiency,<br />

big data, predictive analytics,<br />

software, 3D printing and simulation<br />

is now possible. And it helps to avoid<br />

important issues around future product<br />

obsolescence, the challenges of<br />

immediate capital outlay and the<br />

pressure of staying at the cutting-edge<br />

of technology innovation.<br />

The time is now here as a changing<br />

industrial landscape sparks ambitious<br />

thinking for new, more appropriate<br />

business models to emerge. Embracing<br />

this opportunity will not only strengthen<br />

machine builders’ future prospects,<br />

but the wholesale adoption of digital<br />

technologies will help supercharge<br />

UK manufacturing performance, drive<br />

productivity enhancements and underpin<br />

economic success.<br />

T 0845 850 7600<br />

W www.siemens.co.uk/automation


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

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

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

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

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

from Schubert, visit www.schubert-magazine.com


52 MACHINERY UPDATE july/august <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Pacepacker thinks<br />

that cobots are not<br />

always the answer<br />

for food factories<br />

There is much talk<br />

about collaborative<br />

robots, or cobots,<br />

yet food processing,<br />

packaging and<br />

palletising lines remain largely<br />

cobot-free zones,” says Paul<br />

Wilkinson, commercial &<br />

information systems manager<br />

at Pacepacker Services.<br />

“This is because cobots, which<br />

currently account for an estimated<br />

5% share of the robot market,<br />

aren’t always the answer for every<br />

application,” he asserts.<br />

The majority of the projected<br />

growth for cobots will be driven<br />

by uptake in automotive assembly,<br />

electronic parts assembly and<br />

medical device manufacturing<br />

applications. However, the<br />

opportunities in food processing<br />

or packing lines may be limited by<br />

speed, while payload could prove<br />

a challenge for cobots assigned to<br />

palletising tasks, he says.<br />

“To minimise the risk of injury<br />

to humans, cobots generally<br />

work at much slower speeds than<br />

conventional robots,” he continues.<br />

“This means a cobot may not<br />

achieve comparable product<br />

handling pick and place speeds.”<br />

Workplace safety is forever<br />

evolving and for repetitive and<br />

strenuous tasks like manual<br />

product handling and packing,<br />

robots can address some of the<br />

key causes of human injuries.<br />

“When it comes to safety, you<br />

are ultimately reliant on people<br />

understanding and following the<br />

rules,” says Wilkinson. Equally,<br />

safety risks will vary depending<br />

on the robot and application.<br />

Robotic work cells and plant<br />

layouts evolve quickly. This means<br />

that the risks can change rapidly<br />

too, so it’s advisable to regularly<br />

schedule a review of your safety<br />

policies, he says. Contrary to<br />

popular belief, installing a cobot<br />

doesn’t eliminate workplace risk<br />

assessments. In fact, the ISO/TS<br />

To cobot or<br />

not to cobot<br />

Food processing,<br />

packaging and<br />

palletising lines<br />

are still largely<br />

a cobot-free zone<br />

15066 safety standard introduced<br />

for cobots in March 2016 means that<br />

a comprehensive risk assessment is<br />

still required for both the robot and<br />

peripheral equipment.<br />

“It must be noted that<br />

there are different degrees of<br />

collaboration and there are safe<br />

ways of introducing robot-human<br />

collaboration,” he emphasises.<br />

“A fully-caged, perimeter guarded<br />

robot at the end of the line isn’t<br />

always necessary, although may<br />

be warranted for heavy duty<br />

palletising operations.”<br />

Adding virtual fencing software<br />

is one way to bring physical<br />

safety guards down and protect<br />

In time, cobots may be a<br />

mainstay in food production<br />

as they are in other sectors<br />

a workforce from automation<br />

hazards. Fenceless robot cells<br />

also facilitate quicker access for<br />

performing maintenance and part<br />

changeover tasks. “In contrast,<br />

shutting down a fully guarded<br />

system could result in considerable<br />

production downtime, more<br />

product waste and requires skilled<br />

engineering operatives, which may<br />

not be available.”<br />

Cobots could account for a large<br />

chunk of future sales and yet,<br />

like other forms of automation,<br />

deployment of cobots within<br />

the food sector may be slower to<br />

emerge than other manufacturing<br />

industries. “Collaboration between<br />

humans and machines will be a<br />

key driver for future technological<br />

trends,” adds Wilkinson, “and<br />

in time, cobots may very well<br />

become the mainstay in food<br />

production too.”<br />

T 01371 811544<br />

W www.pacepacker.com


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Vision technology<br />

is vital in resisting<br />

reputation damage<br />

The three Rs of crisis<br />

management should<br />

always be part of<br />

recall policy, but<br />

businesses should<br />

also add a fourth – resistance,”<br />

says David Buckley, managing<br />

director of Sparc Systems.<br />

Here, he outlines his reasoning.<br />

There are arguably three rules<br />

to crisis management, or the three<br />

Rs as they have become known;<br />

review, respond and repair.<br />

In essence, we need to quickly<br />

review and understand what has<br />

gone awry, respond to all impacted<br />

and external stakeholders and<br />

then embark upon a reputation<br />

repair campaign.<br />

RESISTANCE IS IMPORTANT<br />

But, I believe, in the lean industries<br />

in which we all now operate<br />

we should be thinking about a<br />

fourth R, and one that happens<br />

before anything can go wrong<br />

– resistance.<br />

We need to put up as much<br />

resistance through our processes<br />

to prevent the onset of a product<br />

recall. That means resistance to<br />

human error, resistance to machine<br />

error and most definitely resistance<br />

to complacency in quality control.<br />

All very well, but how do<br />

we install watertight standard<br />

operating procedures in<br />

processing, particularly inspection<br />

and labelling systems?<br />

David Buckley is managing director<br />

at inspection company Sparc Systems<br />

Resisting a<br />

pack recall<br />

News of any<br />

health problems<br />

caused by a<br />

product travels<br />

at the speed of<br />

light in the<br />

modern world<br />

Fortunately we don’t need<br />

superman and his x-ray vision to<br />

avoid recalls. But if an inspection<br />

system doesn’t have the capability<br />

to inspect labels, the most common<br />

cause of product recalls at point<br />

of sale, a business is exposed to<br />

the fallout that results from an<br />

inaccurate label or illegible barcode.<br />

The best way to ensure you are<br />

minimising your risks of a product<br />

recall – or resisting one – is to go<br />

through every process as if it were<br />

compartments of a submarine.<br />

We should not move onto the<br />

next section until we have locked<br />

down the last one, watertight and<br />

airtight. And the final resistance<br />

is the label, or vision inspection.<br />

Vision inspection technology<br />

is designed to help manufacturers<br />

identify label information issues<br />

at the earliest opportunity, and<br />

allows for accurate information<br />

on pre-printed date codes and<br />

weights, and allergen information<br />

to be matched and confirmed<br />

automatically.<br />

The escalating nature of costs of<br />

a product recall deems it difficult<br />

to associate a cost to any given<br />

crisis, but we here at Sparc Systems<br />

believe that a correctly specified<br />

vision inspection system can<br />

potentially pay for itself ten-fold<br />

by avoiding just one, single recall.<br />

Also, the cost of a product<br />

recall can be resisted, if managed<br />

properly by a company.<br />

We can see how it hits bottom<br />

line but we also need to be aware<br />

of the exponential aftermath that<br />

can be associated with a crisis.<br />

It can, after all, severely affect profit<br />

margins, brand, reputation and the<br />

consumers and markets we serve.<br />

T 01684 310000<br />

W www.sparc-systems.com


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Choosing the right<br />

building blocks to<br />

offer Industry 4.0<br />

Intelligent machines<br />

are the foundation of<br />

smart factories, but<br />

incorporating the right<br />

capabilities into their<br />

designs creates new challenges<br />

for machine builders,” says Mark<br />

Turner, applications manager<br />

at Lenze.<br />

For machine builders, the<br />

concepts of Industry 4.0 are not<br />

exactly new. However, it does have<br />

some very important implications<br />

for them.<br />

Manufacturers are adopting<br />

Industry 4.0 strategies at the<br />

boardroom level, pushing<br />

decisions about technology choices<br />

and investments up the corporate<br />

agenda and creating opportunities<br />

for builders to demonstrate the<br />

value of smarter solutions. Rising<br />

levels of automation associated<br />

with Industry 4.0 implementations<br />

means that machine builders will<br />

have more equipment to monitor<br />

and control, while ensuring<br />

compliance with customer-specific<br />

standards related to managing<br />

and communicating the resulting<br />

high volume data streams.<br />

Manufacturers will also want more<br />

from their machines, particularly<br />

higher levels of performance,<br />

reliability and availability.<br />

And they’ll also want different<br />

services too, says Turner.<br />

To meet these changing<br />

requirements, machine builders<br />

need to make the right decisions<br />

about the technological building<br />

blocks of their products. Industry<br />

4.0 will place increasing demands<br />

on machine communication<br />

networks, for example, requiring<br />

them to handle more data types<br />

and larger data volumes while<br />

retaining the deterministic<br />

performance essential for safety<br />

and reliability.<br />

Customers’ preferred network<br />

standards must also be easily<br />

accommodated.<br />

Choosing the most capable<br />

components for an application<br />

Building up<br />

smart skills<br />

Many of the key<br />

enabling<br />

technologies for<br />

Industry 4.0’s<br />

‘cyber-physical<br />

systems’ are<br />

exactly the ones<br />

companies are<br />

using already<br />

doesn’t mean taking the most<br />

complex and costly options.<br />

For example, servo drives may<br />

be the first choice for high speed<br />

motion applications, but the<br />

availability of 120Hz motors that<br />

deliver higher speeds, and drives<br />

with sophisticated built-in control<br />

capabilities now provide an<br />

alternative at much lower cost.<br />

THINK ABOUT THE SUPPORT<br />

Beyond the capabilities of<br />

their chosen components,<br />

machine builders also need to<br />

consider the tools and support<br />

available to develop smart<br />

machine applications. And while<br />

customers demand more complex<br />

functionality, they will still require<br />

fast delivery and affordability.<br />

The right development environment<br />

is therefore critical to achieving this.<br />

Machine builders can now<br />

offer remote support and also<br />

predictive maintenance choices<br />

“Our FAST application software<br />

toolbox, for example, can speed<br />

up control software development<br />

using modules with embedded<br />

functions that cover a wide<br />

range of common machine<br />

applications,” explains Turner.<br />

These modules are autonomous<br />

and can be exchanged and tested<br />

completely independently, making<br />

engineering quick, easy and<br />

reliable. “Indeed, FAST has been<br />

shown to eliminate up to 80%<br />

of the work required to develop<br />

machine control applications from<br />

scratch,” he says.<br />

Access to properly tested and<br />

proven off-the-shelf software<br />

technologies can also dramatically<br />

simplify another key Industry 4.0<br />

requirement – the secure transfer<br />

of machine data to the cloud.<br />

Machine information can now<br />

be shared across wider networks<br />

without risk of compromise or<br />

misuse – enabling seamless<br />

integration with customer systems<br />

while helping machine builders offer<br />

a range of added-value services.<br />

T 01234 753200<br />

W www.lenze.co.uk


58 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

We read many<br />

articles<br />

discussing<br />

Industry 4.0 and<br />

the Industrial<br />

Internet of Things and<br />

defining these concepts can<br />

be difficult. However what<br />

these and other similar ideas<br />

clearly introduce is a forward<br />

thinking mindset and this has<br />

in some cases already led to<br />

smart manufacturing, where<br />

intelligent machines, systems<br />

and networks are capable of<br />

independently exchanging<br />

and responding to information<br />

to manage industrial<br />

production processes.<br />

Smart manufacturing looks<br />

at the complete holistic view<br />

from customer demand and<br />

order processing, control of<br />

raw materials and ingredients<br />

to flexible and efficient plant<br />

production, while minimising<br />

waste, energy usage and also<br />

downtime.<br />

It sounds very easy and<br />

what production director<br />

worth their salt wouldn’t<br />

immediately sanction<br />

investment to create their own<br />

smart manufacturing plant?<br />

In fact there are instances,<br />

across many industry sectors<br />

where new manufacturing<br />

plants, or new production<br />

facilities in existing plants,<br />

have been designed from the<br />

word go to deliver a smart<br />

manufacturing concept.<br />

Mitsubishi Electric’s Kani<br />

factory in Japan is a perfect<br />

example of this, deploying<br />

its e-F@ctory manufacturing<br />

methodology to achieve a<br />

smart production facility.<br />

PLANT UPGRADE NEEDS<br />

However, in many cases the<br />

luxury of new plant is not<br />

the reality and more likely<br />

the current plant will need<br />

to be upgraded to meet the<br />

requirements and enjoy<br />

the benefits of the smart<br />

manufacturing concept.<br />

‘Smart’ in its simplest<br />

form, is about gathering<br />

data from the manufacturing<br />

process, turning that data<br />

into information and then<br />

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

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

Producing in<br />

a smart way<br />

Chris Evans from Mitsubishi Electric talks about what<br />

is meant by smart manufacturing and the benefits<br />

acting on that information.<br />

You could say that what is<br />

needed is intelligent data<br />

from the plant in order to<br />

make decisions that improve<br />

productivity and efficiency<br />

while minimising waste,<br />

energy usage and downtime<br />

It is important to understand<br />

that this intelligent data has<br />

to come from the sharp end<br />

of the process and it is clear<br />

from the advancement<br />

of sensor and actuator<br />

technology that these devices<br />

now deliver self-determination<br />

and advanced error checking<br />

as well as the traditional<br />

process information that is<br />

crucial for control, production<br />

analysis and preventative<br />

maintenance alike.<br />

The next crucial step of<br />

course is connecting various<br />

plant assets and systems<br />

together. Traditionally a<br />

production plant may have<br />

consisted of islands of<br />

automation but in order to<br />

maximise the data gathering<br />

potential, existing or even<br />

new infrastructures must<br />

be utilised to create an<br />

architecture for data<br />

collection and also data<br />

management.<br />

This is made more difficult<br />

if the production facility, as<br />

many are, is controlled by a<br />

disparate array of automation<br />

equipment from different<br />

vendors with no overall<br />

common network strategy.<br />

Thankfully, this problem<br />

is not insurmountable, and<br />

one technique is to overlay a<br />

data gathering layer on top<br />

of the existing automation<br />

control layer to communicate<br />

with and extract data from<br />

these disparate systems. It is<br />

therefore vitally important to<br />

choose an automation vendor<br />

for this task who has a flexible


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open network strategy and can<br />

interface with many different<br />

network protocols.<br />

This data gathering layer<br />

can then marshal this vital<br />

production and maintenance<br />

data and pass it on to higher<br />

level systems for analysis and<br />

decision making.<br />

Another good thing is<br />

that the plant assets are<br />

almost certainly controlled<br />

by automation controllers<br />

such as programmable logic<br />

controllers (PLCs) and much<br />

of the data vital to deliver<br />

the smart manufacturing<br />

concept often already exists;<br />

even if this data is not<br />

currently being transferred<br />

to the higher level systems.<br />

This means that it<br />

may require minimum<br />

engineering effort to start<br />

to really understand the<br />

manufacturing process.<br />

It is clear that once achieved,<br />

smart manufacturing affords<br />

many benefits including the<br />

flexibility to react to customer<br />

demand, maximising plant<br />

productivity by efficient<br />

scheduling, achieving<br />

minimum downtime when<br />

changing from one product<br />

to another and also from<br />

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preventative maintenance –<br />

all of which should lead to<br />

greater profitability.<br />

T 01707 288780<br />

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

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wrapping equipment in the world.<br />

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LOW HANGING FRUIT<br />

This is not to suggest that<br />

minimum investment will be<br />

required to deliver the smart<br />

manufacturing plant, it will<br />

clearly depend on the current<br />

infrastructure and age of the<br />

automation equipment, but a<br />

survey of what is already on<br />

plant may lead to some low<br />

hanging fruit on the road to<br />

smart manufacturing utopia.<br />

Productivity and efficiency<br />

improvements come from<br />

knowing exactly how the<br />

plant is currently performing<br />

and delivery of intelligent<br />

plant data via a reliable<br />

infrastructure (coupled<br />

with the convergence of<br />

business level systems with<br />

the production facility) is<br />

fundamental in this process.<br />

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Conveying system<br />

uses RFID to make<br />

production reliable<br />

Swiss company Ferag is<br />

using radio frequency<br />

identification (RFID)<br />

on a special version of<br />

its Skyfall conveyor for<br />

filling, sorting and packaging<br />

silicon cartridges to guarantee<br />

quality on this 12,000 pieces an<br />

hour system.<br />

The Swiss family-owned firm<br />

specialises in the development<br />

and manufacture of conveying<br />

and processing systems and is<br />

using industrial RFID technology<br />

from Balluff.<br />

The system has eliminated the<br />

previous bottleneck between the<br />

filling station and batch packers.<br />

This has been achieved as Skyfall<br />

not only handles the transport<br />

of the cartridges, but also the<br />

accumulation buffer. “In this way,”<br />

notes Roberto Fenile, development<br />

manager at Ferag, “the differing<br />

speeds of the filling and packaging<br />

process can be compensated for<br />

and a consistently high system<br />

output is achieved, in fact double<br />

the production capacity.”<br />

An output of 12,000 cartridges<br />

per hour is achieved on the system<br />

and reliable identification of each<br />

individual shuttle is absolutely<br />

critical.<br />

In operation, the BIS M industrial<br />

RFID solution from Balluff operates<br />

at a frequency of 13.56 MHz.<br />

The system provides high read speeds<br />

RFID brings<br />

control gain<br />

Self-adhesive<br />

Balluff On Metal<br />

RFID tags allow<br />

very flat marking<br />

of the shuttles<br />

“It not only meets the demanding<br />

requirements with respect to cycle<br />

rate and ruggedness, but it can also<br />

work reliably in challenging metallic<br />

surroundings,” explains Rolf<br />

Werner, sales engineer for Balluff.<br />

At Ferag, the system not<br />

only enables uninterrupted<br />

documentation of the processes,<br />

but also provides the data to<br />

the controller in real-time and<br />

automates the complete material<br />

flow – including the filling and<br />

packaging process. The type<br />

and current location of each<br />

individual cartridge is known<br />

during the entire process and data<br />

management is performed in the<br />

system’s central computer.<br />

Self-adhesive OnMetal RFID tags<br />

just 36mm x 8mm x 5mm (similar<br />

to a part label) enables very flat<br />

identification of the shuttle.<br />

Since the data carriers have a<br />

serial number fixed in memory,<br />

the so-called UID code (Unique<br />

Identification), the shuttles can be<br />

identified unambiguously at any<br />

time. The data carriers conform<br />

to the international ISO standard<br />

15693 and provide a general read<br />

distance of 10mm, even on metallic<br />

substrates. This was one of the<br />

essential requirements of Ferag.<br />

Uninterrupted detection of the<br />

roller bodies is thus ensured over<br />

the entire material flow.<br />

PASSIVE DATA CARRIERS<br />

The UID is read by tubular M16<br />

read/write heads from the Balluff<br />

RFID system, part number<br />

BIS0140, which are located at all<br />

the relevant locations along the<br />

transport path. The data carriers<br />

are passive, receiving the needed<br />

power from the read/write heads.<br />

This makes batteries unnecessary<br />

while the electronics and antenna<br />

are integrated into the tag.<br />

“Originally we tried a solution<br />

with another RFID provider but<br />

with our complex requirements<br />

it didn’t work,” continues Fenile.<br />

Start-up of the RFID system and<br />

handling of the controller couldn’t<br />

be simpler, he says.<br />

The read/write heads are<br />

easily connected to the front of<br />

the controller using plugs, after<br />

which they are immediately and<br />

automatically detected.<br />

T 01606 812777<br />

W www.balluff.co.uk


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

To ensure that its new<br />

varieties of deepfrozen<br />

ravioli are<br />

carefully packed in<br />

trays at maximum<br />

speeds, Italian manufacturer<br />

Surgital has once again opted<br />

for TLM technology from<br />

Schubert. Thanks to the high<br />

flexibility of the TLM machine<br />

for new products and formats,<br />

the owners opted for an<br />

investment which would also<br />

prove itself in the future.<br />

Surgital has been packing<br />

its ravioli products with a<br />

Schubert system since 2005.<br />

The company is steadily<br />

growing and therefore needed<br />

a further machine to extend<br />

its capacity for its new product<br />

range. “We are constantly<br />

extending our product range<br />

with innovative products, for<br />

example, with different shapes<br />

or different colours,” explains<br />

Romana Tamburini and<br />

Edoardo Bacchini, managing<br />

directors of Surgital.<br />

In total, the new plant will<br />

pack nine ravioli varieties,<br />

with different shapes, colours<br />

and fillings. The filled pasta<br />

is delicate and requires<br />

very careful handling and<br />

at the same time, the pasta<br />

variations need to be sorted<br />

correctly and the trays need<br />

to be filled completely.<br />

UNDAMAGED PRODUCT<br />

It is also very important that<br />

only undamaged products<br />

are packed in the trays.<br />

Optical image recognition to<br />

determine the positioning of<br />

the product therefore plays an<br />

important role. Schubert uses<br />

a reflected light colour scanner<br />

for this purpose to transmit<br />

the corresponding information<br />

to the TLM F4 picker arms.<br />

The new installation<br />

comprises four sub-machines:<br />

from the cooling tunnel, the<br />

deep-frozen ravioli enters the<br />

first submachine unsorted and<br />

without touching each other<br />

at approximately -20deg C and<br />

are taken over by the infeed<br />

conveyor of the Schubert<br />

picker line. The products are<br />

then guided through<br />

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

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

Futureproof<br />

frozen food<br />

Italian manufacturer of deep-frozen pasta Surgital has<br />

opted for TLM technology from Schubert once again<br />

the following sub-machines,<br />

which have a total of nine<br />

F4 robots. The system was<br />

designed to save space and<br />

allows three F4 robotic arms<br />

to be installed in a single<br />

sub-machine. The F4 robots<br />

are equipped with suction<br />

cups with which they take the<br />

ravioli coming off the belt by<br />

Careful packing of frozen pasta<br />

classics in trays is achieved on the<br />

new TLM system from Schubert<br />

means of careful air suction<br />

and then place them carefully<br />

into the trays.<br />

These empty trays are<br />

supplied from a three-track<br />

magazine. The three trays are<br />

simultaneously removed from<br />

the magazine by an F3 transfer<br />

robot and placed on a chain<br />

conveyor. This, in turn, guides<br />

the trays in the opposite<br />

direction to the product<br />

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and colours,” explains Tamburini and Bacchini, joint MDs of Surgital<br />

stations, where they are filled<br />

by TLM F4 robots. Filled<br />

trays are passed to a delivery<br />

conveyor from the Schubert<br />

machine to the downline<br />

sealing unit.<br />

Nine different varieties of<br />

ravioli are sorted and packed<br />

in the corresponding trays.<br />

The production output can<br />

reach up to 720 ravioli per<br />

minute, depending on the<br />

variety.<br />

The stainless steel version of<br />

the machine ensures fast and<br />

thorough cleaning.<br />

The company deep-freezes<br />

its pasta because this method<br />

retains the products’ freshness<br />

and 9 different ravioli<br />

varieties are produced at<br />

the plant including Agnoli/<br />

Scrigni/Quadrelli (in 16s) at<br />

670 per minute or 42 trays<br />

per minute. Meanwhile,<br />

Rivoluzionari (in 30s) are<br />

packed at 720 per minute or<br />

24 trays per minute. Triangoli/<br />

Panciotti/Ravioloni (in 9s)<br />

can be packaged at 380 per<br />

minute or a maximum of 42<br />

trays per minute and finally,<br />

Raviolo piccolo/Mezzaluna<br />

(in 12s) is made at speeds<br />

of 500 per minute or 42 trays<br />

per minute.<br />

T 01676 525825<br />

W www.schubert-uk.co.uk


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Feature: Automation<br />

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Cama has been incorporating robotics into its range<br />

of packaging equipment to deliver complete systems<br />

Cama has developed<br />

a complete system<br />

for the handling of<br />

flowpacked crispy<br />

bread in piles into<br />

pre-glued cartons. The line<br />

has been sold to a global<br />

leader in the food sector and<br />

incorporates a Cama Triaflex<br />

Delta robot top-loading unit<br />

with a high speed<br />

continuous<br />

motion cartoner.<br />

This combined<br />

system is designed<br />

to handle<br />

two different<br />

product types in<br />

several loading<br />

configurations.<br />

Flowpacks are<br />

delivered at up<br />

to 600 pieces a<br />

minute to the<br />

Cama line where<br />

they are received<br />

by a vertical race<br />

track. The Cama<br />

Delta robot picks the flow<br />

wraps and places them in<br />

the right orientation onto the<br />

conveyor of the cartoning<br />

machine.<br />

The robot creates the<br />

necessary loading pattern,<br />

allowing the handling of flat<br />

and on-edge configurations<br />

with or without product<br />

rotation within the carton.<br />

The continuous motion<br />

cartoner side loads the<br />

groups of flowpacks into<br />

Gentle handling solutions are key in the bakery sector<br />

pre-glued cartons. Depending<br />

on the product and pack<br />

configuration, speeds can<br />

range from 80 up to 200<br />

cartons a minute.<br />

Because the line is a<br />

modular construction, a<br />

second loading unit can be<br />

added if future needs require.<br />

This provides an easy upgrade<br />

for additional capacity and,<br />

says Cama, offers future<br />

proofing for the customer.<br />

Versatility, reliability and<br />

ease of size changes are all<br />

offered by the equipment.<br />

Cama believes its ability to<br />

combine 4-axis robots and<br />

high speed cartoners is why<br />

it has been successful across<br />

several food sectors including<br />

this bakery application.<br />

The company has been<br />

offering gentle handling<br />

solutions to this market<br />

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also include smart vision<br />

systems to optimise product<br />

management.<br />

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reduced footprint as well<br />

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

New control system<br />

has allowed a line<br />

to be re-purposed<br />

Anew control system<br />

was at the heart of<br />

a recent project by<br />

Western Mechanical<br />

Handling (WMH) which<br />

has seen a redundant line saved<br />

from the scrap heap, re-furbished<br />

and re-purposed to provide the<br />

customer with the production<br />

facilities that it needs to meet<br />

current requirements.<br />

“WMH has provided us with<br />

a simple and clean approach to<br />

producing our products,” says<br />

Chris Terry from Samworth<br />

Brothers. “Their design and<br />

automation team removed much<br />

of the complicated equipment and<br />

outdated safety circuit system<br />

resulting in a control panel a fifth<br />

of the original size.”<br />

This line was originally designed<br />

to produce pies and flans with<br />

a pastry base but had stood idle<br />

for several years as production<br />

demands changed. WMH was<br />

approached to redevelop the line<br />

and bring it back into full use to<br />

produce cheesecakes.<br />

Easy control<br />

of upcycling<br />

CONTROLLING THE SYSTEM<br />

The project required the line<br />

to be stripped back to its basic<br />

component parts before being<br />

built back up and integrating new<br />

denesters and depositors to cope<br />

with the new products. It also saw<br />

the installation of servo drives and<br />

a complete new control system to<br />

bring all the elements together into<br />

a seamless inline system.<br />

Operation and control of the line<br />

is via a touch screen HMI where<br />

the menus and functionality were<br />

designed in conjunction with the<br />

operators to give them access to<br />

all the functionality needed to run<br />

the line efficiently. Simplification<br />

of fault finding has been achieved<br />

by moving all the safety inputs<br />

into local enclosures which also<br />

reduced the amount of machine<br />

wiring needed.<br />

The line has been configured to<br />

handle three sizes of cheesecake,<br />

each of which need different<br />

WMH created a<br />

‘swirly-whirly’<br />

arrangement to<br />

spin the products<br />

through 360<br />

degrees<br />

to create a<br />

pattern<br />

on top of the<br />

cheesecakes<br />

change parts and tooling.<br />

The control system monitors<br />

these change parts and tooling<br />

throughout to prevent any incorrect<br />

or mis-aligned parts being used<br />

in operation.<br />

A two-stage detester for the<br />

plastic pots and cardboard bases<br />

along with a granular dosing unit<br />

for the crumb base have been<br />

integrated into the line. It also<br />

integrates two depositors for the<br />

cheesecake topping.<br />

A closed loop feedback system<br />

has been used and deposit weights<br />

are continuously fed back to the<br />

The team has removed<br />

much of the outdated system<br />

giving a smaller control panel<br />

depositors to adjust for weight<br />

discrepancies. This helps to<br />

reduce product giveaway<br />

for overweight and rejected<br />

underweight products.<br />

To create a pattern on the top<br />

of the product, WMH developed<br />

a ‘swirly-whirly’ arrangement<br />

to spin the products through<br />

360 degrees allowing droplets<br />

of fruit compote to be swirled into<br />

an attractive pattern.<br />

Product leaves the line via a<br />

WMH pick and place unit which<br />

is profile controlled to ensure no<br />

product loss during acceleration<br />

or deceleration, while also<br />

improving the quality and look<br />

of the finished product. Optimum<br />

product flow is maintained as it<br />

is integrated with downstream<br />

production processes.<br />

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Robotic arm<br />

and grippers<br />

quicken tests<br />

Zonal Retail Data Systems has introduced<br />

a robotic arm to aid R&D and ensure the<br />

company meets the highest demands in<br />

product testing. Selected for its nimble<br />

movement and adaptable configuration,<br />

Zonal opted for a Universal Robot UR3<br />

table-top robotic arm and Robotiq 2-finger<br />

adaptive gripper supplied by RARUK<br />

Automation for this application.<br />

“As you can imagine, handling<br />

enormous volumes of financial<br />

transactions on behalf of our customers<br />

means the solution requires significant<br />

testing before being released,” explains<br />

the company’s COO Peter Edwards.<br />

“Typically every software release required<br />

up to 10 test analysts for periods of two to<br />

four weeks performing highly repetitive<br />

manual testing of 100,000 payment<br />

transactions through integrated chip and<br />

PIN devices.<br />

“This is not only expensive but is of<br />

course prone to human error,” he says.<br />

The robot and gripper is being used<br />

by Zonal to carry out instructions<br />

according to written test scripts for chip<br />

and PIN devices. This typically involves<br />

inputting a sale into the EPoS, inserting<br />

a payment card, using the keypad to<br />

enter information, and removing the<br />

card following completion of the test<br />

transaction.<br />

The UR3 is located in its own test<br />

environment complete with a camera and<br />

monitor to read and display the PIN pad<br />

screen.<br />

“The biggest benefit is that the UR3 is<br />

totally repeatable, which means not only<br />

can we pinpoint an issue, but we can<br />

repeat it,” says Edwards.<br />

T 01462 670044<br />

W www.rarukautomation.com<br />

The solution is tested thoroughly by system<br />

Connecting printers allows them to be monitored remotely before any downtime takes place<br />

Industry 4.0 is<br />

key to coding<br />

Interoperability is at the centre of Domino’s<br />

strategy to deliver Industry 4.0 to customers<br />

Domino is introducing a range<br />

of Industry 4.0 concepts to its<br />

coding and marking products<br />

by using the Domino Cloud<br />

service tool and the i-Techx<br />

platform to provide remote access and<br />

monitoring as well as error-free coding<br />

and system integration. This is designed<br />

to result in a smart, interconnected<br />

network of machines and processes that<br />

centralise and simplify coding procedures.<br />

“Interoperability is key for the<br />

success of Industry 4.0 and Domino<br />

firmly believes in open standards for<br />

communicating across factory equipment<br />

systems,” says James Murtagh, Industry<br />

4.0 Lead at Domino Printing Sciences.<br />

Indeed, the company is collaborating<br />

with organisations developing industry<br />

standard communication protocols for<br />

manufacturing.<br />

Domino is working in this way to make<br />

coding errors and unplanned downtime<br />

caused by equipment a thing of the past,<br />

and to safeguard our customers and their<br />

customers, says Murtagh.<br />

He does, however, point out that<br />

Industry 4.0 is not an overnight revolution.<br />

“Due to the breadth of changes, this<br />

transformation will require time to take<br />

effect,” he says, “But it is happening –<br />

and it’s happening now across a range<br />

of industries.<br />

Industry 4.0 isn’t an all or nothing state,<br />

it should be moulded to businesses and<br />

guided by the impact it has on their<br />

bottom line, he continues. “Products,<br />

technologies and new ways of doing<br />

things can be introduced bit by bit,<br />

eventually building up to a whole system<br />

optimised for maximum efficiency,”<br />

he tells Machinery Update.<br />

Domino believes it can help customers<br />

take their first steps into Industry 4.0 by<br />

slowly introducing its concepts to the<br />

entire factory floor through its printers.<br />

T 01954 782551<br />

W www.domino-uk.com


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www.machineryupdate.co.uk july/august <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 71<br />

Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Bosch Rexroth is<br />

ensuring that 4.0<br />

works in practice<br />

Bosch Rexroth has been<br />

employing a dual<br />

strategy at its factory<br />

in Homburg, Germany<br />

which is part of the<br />

company plan to develop<br />

Industry 4.0 technologies in its<br />

own facilities before rolling out<br />

subsequent proven solutions to<br />

the industry.<br />

This plant manufactures<br />

hydraulic valves for mobile<br />

machinery such as tractors, and<br />

the company made the decision<br />

to introduce Industry 4.0 on one<br />

specific manual production line<br />

that was struggling to keep up<br />

with Bosch Rexroth’s commitment<br />

to quality, and the demands of its<br />

customer base.<br />

“We identified three areas where<br />

we needed to deliver significant<br />

improvement, namely quality of<br />

the product, cost and also delivery<br />

times,” explained Dr Matthias<br />

Möller, director of the technology<br />

and process planning department<br />

at Bosch Rexroth’s Homburg plant.<br />

The core of the problem was<br />

that the line was manufacturing<br />

six main valve product types with<br />

250 variants and 2,000 individual<br />

parts. What’s more, the line had<br />

to be highly flexible, working<br />

with small batch sizes requiring<br />

assembly experts for each product<br />

family.<br />

INVOLVING COLLEAGUES<br />

For Bosch Rexroth, the solution<br />

was to use Industry 4.0<br />

philosophies of connectivity,<br />

open standards and the virtual<br />

representation of information<br />

while keeping people, namely the<br />

assembly line employees, at the<br />

heart of the process. Specifically,<br />

the valve production line at<br />

Homburg was re-engineered into<br />

autonomous workstations with<br />

RFID chips controlling the product<br />

as it flows through the line with<br />

sensors collecting and collating<br />

data which is used to frame the<br />

decision-making process.<br />

Delivering<br />

4.0 benefit<br />

The valve line<br />

at Homburg<br />

has been<br />

re-engineered<br />

into autonomous<br />

workstations<br />

with RFID chips<br />

that control the<br />

product flow<br />

through the<br />

complete line<br />

Crucially, each workstation<br />

recognises employees via a<br />

Bluetooth tag adjusting the work<br />

area to individual requirements<br />

automatically including<br />

language, font size and individual<br />

qualifications, while quality<br />

assurance apps track the full<br />

process for any faults or deviation.<br />

The brains of the Homburg line is<br />

the Bosch Rexroth ActiveCockpit, an<br />

interactive manufacturing system<br />

that collects, filters and visualises<br />

manufacturing data continuously,<br />

designed to give employees and<br />

management real data to facilitate<br />

fast decision making.<br />

The results of implementing<br />

Industry 4.0 have been felt across<br />

the business. Logistical and set-up<br />

Production savings and<br />

additional revenue have been<br />

realised with the connectivity<br />

time was reduced from 450 seconds<br />

in 2014 to zero in 2015. Inventory<br />

days were reduced from three<br />

days in the same period down<br />

to 1.5 days. Cycle times reduced<br />

from 474 seconds in 2014 down<br />

to 438 seconds in 2015.<br />

Indeed, the Homburg valve<br />

production line has undergone<br />

a 10% production improvement<br />

and achieved a saving of half<br />

a million euros.<br />

“Each stage of the process<br />

is fully integrated from the<br />

customer placing the order with<br />

the OEM through to suppliers,<br />

component machining, assembly,<br />

test and shipment, with capacity<br />

fully scalable and adaptable to<br />

demand, based on short term<br />

order fluctuations,” says Dr Möller.<br />

“We’ve already seen a 30% stock<br />

reduction, eliminated set-up<br />

time, and achieved a 10% output<br />

increase which has resulted in an<br />

annual saving of €500,000.”<br />

T 0345 604 4106<br />

W www.boschrexroth.co.uk


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Robot cell is for<br />

first time users<br />

Loop Technology has developed an entry-level<br />

solution to aid integration with a range of robots<br />

“I’m sure this cell will be very popular<br />

with organisations breaking into the sector<br />

for the first time and more established<br />

robotic operators looking to improve<br />

the efficiency of their development<br />

processes,” says Loop Technology’s<br />

project manager Peter Eyre.<br />

INVITE TO EMBRACE ROBOTICS<br />

“The impact of this project is very exciting<br />

as it invites organisations to embrace<br />

robotics, open the door and enter into<br />

the industrial robotics sector,” he says.<br />

The cell was handed over to MTC<br />

advanced research engineer Jacob Brown<br />

by Loop’s newest apprentice Alex Garlic,<br />

who joined on the company’s electrical<br />

apprenticeship scheme and has been<br />

instrumental in the cell build.<br />

T 01305 257108<br />

W www.looptechnology.com<br />

Loop Technology has developed<br />

an entry-level solution to<br />

industrial robotics borne from<br />

the realisation of a recent<br />

project for the Manufacturing<br />

Technology Centre (MTC).<br />

Based in Coventry, the MTC asked Loop<br />

Technology to design a self-contained<br />

robot cell capable of providing a flexible<br />

development and demonstration<br />

platform with the capability for future<br />

expansion. The company created a cell<br />

in a modular format allowing rapid<br />

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including the Kuka KR Agilus and also<br />

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Labelling, Coding & Marking<br />

Blister lid foil printer is a<br />

quick changeover option<br />

Overprinter has delivered gains<br />

Pouch coder<br />

nets better<br />

efficiencies<br />

Fishing bait producer Nash Tackle<br />

is benefitting from a 50% increase<br />

in productivity after upgrading to<br />

Rotech’s new RF1-V+ dedicated<br />

pouch coder for late stage<br />

customisation of packs.<br />

It was the growth of its export<br />

business, and the corresponding<br />

need to produce ingredient<br />

declarations and product<br />

descriptions in foreign language<br />

versions, that first prompted<br />

Nash Tackle to purchase an<br />

offline coding system from<br />

Rotech in 2012. However,<br />

when Rotech demonstrated<br />

its new RF1-V+ system it was<br />

immediately apparent that<br />

this overprinter was ideal for<br />

equipping Nash Tackle to keep<br />

pace with its continued growth.<br />

The RF1-V+ is capable of<br />

coding up to 60 pouches per<br />

minute – 50% faster than its<br />

predecessor. Rotech has achieved<br />

this throughput through design<br />

innovations including a shingling<br />

infeed and by extending the<br />

reservoir capacity.<br />

Besides boosting productivity,<br />

the new coding system has given<br />

Nash Tackle extended text printing<br />

capabilities, through a wider 6in<br />

thermal transfer printhead.<br />

“With the wider format<br />

printer we can fit another word<br />

or two per line,” says Gary Bayes,<br />

operations director at Nash<br />

Tackle. “This may not sound like<br />

much, but it means that we can<br />

fit up to six language versions<br />

on a pouch without losing out on<br />

valuable marketing space.”<br />

T 01707 393700<br />

W www.rotechmachines.com<br />

At interpack, Atlantic<br />

Zeiser addressed the<br />

need for increased<br />

changeover speeds for blister<br />

lid foil printing with its<br />

Digiline Blister. Billed as a cost<br />

effective solution, this unit<br />

delivers variable print orders<br />

reliably and to a high standard<br />

without long setup times or<br />

production standstills.<br />

Its performance profile<br />

is based on a high quality<br />

digital printing system with<br />

UV-curable inks. To start a<br />

new print job on the Digiline<br />

Blister, the operator simply<br />

selects a recipe and thus loads<br />

a new PDF. The changeover is<br />

accomplished within just two<br />

minutes, says the company.<br />

With a flexo system, it can take<br />

an hour to achieve this, it says.<br />

Atlantic also talks about the<br />

new system’s lower running<br />

costs. For instance, the UV-A<br />

lamps for the Digiline’s drop<br />

on demand ink jet printing<br />

system are based on LED<br />

technology and last more<br />

than ten times longer than<br />

the UV-C curing lamps used<br />

in flexography, as well as<br />

reducing energy costs. And<br />

the secret to achieving<br />

excellent print quality is<br />

regulating the quantity of<br />

dispensed ink according to the<br />

material that is being printed.<br />

Easy integration is also<br />

offered. Images and codes<br />

are easily uploaded to the<br />

system without any additional<br />

software or an external<br />

The Digiline<br />

Blister system<br />

reduces setup<br />

times and<br />

also operating<br />

costs<br />

computer. It is also compatible<br />

with Atlantic’s serialisation<br />

software Medtracker, which<br />

can also be used as a data<br />

management platform.<br />

Digiline Blister is not only<br />

available as an offline system,<br />

but can also be used as an<br />

inline solution as well.<br />

T 01264 324222<br />

W www.atlanticzeiseruk.com<br />

Pressure sensitive labelling system delivers<br />

high throughputs for the fmcg marketplace<br />

Harland Machine Systems,<br />

now part of Accraply,<br />

demonstrated its Titan linear<br />

pressure-sensitive labelling<br />

system at interpack.<br />

Developed for the high<br />

volume, high throughput fmcg<br />

marketplace, the Titan is a<br />

heavy-duty 4-station linear<br />

labelling system for applying<br />

front and back labels to a<br />

broad range of containers.<br />

Totally servo-driven, the Titan<br />

can accurately label at speeds<br />

up to 400 packs a minute on<br />

containers up to 750ml.<br />

Harland Machine Systems has added the Titan to its product range<br />

It also offers changeover<br />

times of less than 10 minutes<br />

to reduce downtime and it<br />

is self-monitoring to provide<br />

optimum reliability and<br />

operational efficiency.<br />

T 01206 304982<br />

W www.accraply.com


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www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 75<br />

Track & trace is<br />

offered on labeller<br />

for FMD needs<br />

Newman Labelling Systems<br />

demonstrated its S350 fully<br />

automatic labelling system at<br />

interpack in May.<br />

The S350, along with all<br />

the company’s systems, is fully<br />

compatible with the track & trace<br />

requirements of the Falsified<br />

Medicines Directive (FMD) and<br />

is available with comprehensive<br />

validation support along with<br />

a wide range of printing and<br />

inspection systems.<br />

In operation, the S350 is<br />

designed to run at up to 300<br />

containers a minute with high<br />

levels of efficiency according<br />

to DIN 8743. It is capable of<br />

applying both paper and clear<br />

plastics labels to cylindrical<br />

containers in glass, plastics,<br />

metal and composite materials.<br />

A compact cGMP design,<br />

manufactured in stainless steel<br />

304 finish, the S350 comes with<br />

a range of features as standard<br />

such as Auto-teach label length<br />

facility, a positive accept security<br />

system and In Process Control.<br />

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‘Brand on Demand’ is<br />

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As more small businesses<br />

seek the opportunity<br />

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branding and marketing<br />

materials, Antalis Packaging<br />

has introduced a range<br />

of on-demand label printers<br />

and accessories from Epson<br />

– enabling customers to<br />

take their label production<br />

in-house.<br />

By delivering high speed<br />

and high quality, the<br />

on-demand Epson technology<br />

can process up to 200 metres<br />

of labels per minute, says<br />

Antalis. Each of the<br />

ColorWorks printers within the<br />

range is user-friendly, easy to<br />

maintain and compact, fitting<br />

conveniently into production<br />

or packing areas without<br />

taking up the organised<br />

space that is required for an<br />

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benefit. By printing only the<br />

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T 0370 241 1466<br />

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Components<br />

New software allows even<br />

easier use of smart camera<br />

A significant reduction in wiring<br />

Improving<br />

operational<br />

performance<br />

When Sparc Systems sought<br />

further enhancements to reduce<br />

cost and improve operational<br />

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x-ray inspection system, it turned<br />

to elobau to assist with simplifying<br />

the complex electrical system.<br />

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of a comprehensive printed<br />

circuit board (PCB) which would<br />

replace the entire control panel<br />

‘hard’ wiring. The PCB would<br />

be required to have mounting<br />

facilities for key machine control<br />

and safety components which<br />

would have simple ‘plug & play’<br />

features. The key design<br />

elements of the new PCB were<br />

that it should be robust, safe,<br />

simple to use and also enhance<br />

machine reliability and operation.<br />

After rigorous testing, four<br />

distinct elobau products were<br />

chosen to facilitate the simple<br />

‘plug & play’ approach required<br />

for the new machine: the 171 series<br />

M30 PBT safety switch, having an<br />

integral M8 socket, the 122MSV<br />

series M12 stainless steel safety<br />

switch, having an integral M12<br />

socket and IP 6K9 rating, the 363<br />

series ‘intelligent’ safety switch<br />

interface unit, allowing up to 4<br />

safety switches to be connected<br />

to each relay safe input, while also<br />

providing four individual control<br />

outputs for PLC monitoring and<br />

the 470 series safety relay, with<br />

plug and socket connection,<br />

completes the safe system.<br />

T 0161 974 3250<br />

W www.elobau.com<br />

The new weQubeVision<br />

software module with<br />

pattern matching<br />

is designed to make<br />

wenglor’s smart camera<br />

even simpler to use as well<br />

as being more intelligent.<br />

Now, complex image<br />

processing applications<br />

can be implemented in<br />

just three simple steps<br />

without expert know-how<br />

– thanks to edge-based<br />

object detection.<br />

In addition to already<br />

established modules<br />

including weQubeVision<br />

Standard, weQubeDecode<br />

and weQubeOCR, edgebased<br />

object detection is<br />

now also possible thanks<br />

to weQubeVision with<br />

pattern matching. The<br />

implementation of complex<br />

applications, intuitive product<br />

configuration and the cost<br />

and space-saving design<br />

are all important for users of<br />

industrial image processing.<br />

wenglor says weQubeVision<br />

with pattern matching unites<br />

all of these aspects in the<br />

weQube smart camera.<br />

The new weQube Vision software module<br />

brings several operator benefits into play<br />

With the new software<br />

licence, objects can be<br />

recognised regardless of<br />

their position and rotational<br />

orientation within the image<br />

(X, Y and 360deg tracking).<br />

An edge-based algorithm<br />

ensures that several identical<br />

and different objects within<br />

the camera’s visual field can<br />

be simultaneously recognised.<br />

In just three simple steps,<br />

weQube is ready for use in<br />

the pattern matching mode.<br />

The program code makes<br />

use of Halcon’s image<br />

processing library assuring<br />

quality, stability and also<br />

high speed.<br />

In addition to real<br />

360deg tracking,<br />

superimposed objects<br />

and objects in front of<br />

complex, non-homogenous<br />

backgrounds can also be<br />

accurately and reliably<br />

detected. Scaled objects and<br />

varying distances from the<br />

object are also mastered<br />

with flying colours by<br />

weQubeVision with pattern<br />

matching – to assure high<br />

levels of process quality.<br />

Pattern matching is an<br />

excellent basis for additional<br />

functions as well, for example<br />

dimensional accuracy checking.<br />

The new software licence<br />

is included with the smart<br />

camera at no additional cost<br />

and can be freely combined<br />

with weQube hardware<br />

variants with auto-focus<br />

or with C mount threaded<br />

connection.<br />

T 01536 313580<br />

W www.wenglor.com<br />

Latest modular drum motors for conveyor<br />

belt systems will cut costs and lead times<br />

Conveyor drive company<br />

Interroll has launched a<br />

new generation of drum<br />

motors that will be used<br />

predominantly for conveyor<br />

belt systems in distribution<br />

centres, production areas<br />

and in hygienic applications<br />

in the food industry. The<br />

motor platform has a modular<br />

design, encompassing<br />

both synchronous and<br />

asynchronous technologies,<br />

and is available first in<br />

80mm diameter drums and<br />

will be expanded to the entire<br />

The new drum motors<br />

product range in the future.<br />

Options such as encoders,<br />

brakes and return stops are<br />

available for all variants,<br />

designed to make it easier<br />

for system integrators and<br />

equipment manufacturers to<br />

plan and implement efficient<br />

materials handling solutions.<br />

The motors are IP69K<br />

protected, making them<br />

easy and quick to clean.<br />

The new motors<br />

include stronger shafts<br />

and ball bearings to<br />

guarantee a long service<br />

life, while robust planetary<br />

gears make it possible to<br />

transfer high levels of torque<br />

to conveyor belts efficiently<br />

and quietly.<br />

T 01536 312770<br />

W www.interroll.co.uk


From sensor to SAP<br />

IO-Link from ifm electronic connects smart sensors to your<br />

field bus and beyond<br />

• Correct process value – Digital transmission of the measured value; 23.3°<br />

at the sensor = 23.3° at the PLC without conversion losses.<br />

• Stable signal - Data transfer uses an interference-free 24 V signal. Screened<br />

cables and analogue input cards belong in the past.<br />

• Error-free set-up and operation - set devices remotely and disable<br />

potentiometers or pushbuttons; change recipe easily.<br />

• Device identification – interrogate device to ensure correct type; prevent<br />

down time due to incorrect unit.<br />

www.io-link.ifm<br />

ifm Telephone (020) 8213 1111


78 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

Components<br />

Vacuum technology is<br />

delivering great cheese<br />

Latest range of contrast sensors<br />

Contrast<br />

sensors take<br />

leap forward<br />

Sick has launched the KTS/KTX<br />

family of contrast sensors which<br />

is billed as delivering a powerful<br />

next-generation technology that<br />

offers reliability, accuracy and<br />

versatility for print, labelling,<br />

converting and also packaging<br />

applications.<br />

“Sick’s contrast sensors are the<br />

industry standard for detection or<br />

registration marks,” claims David<br />

Hannaby, Sick’s UK product<br />

manager for presence detection.<br />

“However, that does not mean<br />

that we have stayed still.<br />

“Instead, we have moved on<br />

to build even greater speed and<br />

accuracy into one of the industry’s<br />

best used and loved devices.”<br />

Customers now have the<br />

option of upgrading to the more<br />

compact KTS, for a space-saving<br />

solution, or to the KTX, which has<br />

the same housing size as the KT5<br />

when replacement is the preferred<br />

option, he says. “One of the<br />

biggest advantages of the new<br />

technology is its more intuitive<br />

set-up to respond to frequent<br />

product changeovers.”<br />

The sensors also cope easily<br />

with high-gloss or fluttering<br />

materials and there is even the<br />

option of incorporating a colour<br />

sensing capability without need<br />

for an additional device.<br />

This new family of<br />

monochrome and colour contrast<br />

sensors are designed to bring new<br />

levels of detection accuracy and<br />

switching frequency speed in both<br />

sheet- and reel-fed production,<br />

even in challenging conditions.<br />

t 01727 831121<br />

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

Gorgonzola producer IGOR<br />

is using a centralised<br />

vacuum supply from<br />

Busch at its expanding<br />

production plant in the Italian<br />

town of Cameri.<br />

The plant will be 50,000sq<br />

metres by the end of this year<br />

which will help to satisfy the<br />

constantly growing production<br />

volumes as well as its large<br />

variety of products. Portions<br />

of Gorgonzola are packed on<br />

a total of 25 packaging lines<br />

using a protective atmosphere<br />

with CO2. These lines operate<br />

an average of 12 hours per day.<br />

The majority of the lines are<br />

fully automated. That means<br />

that the 12kg Gorgonzola<br />

blocks are automatically<br />

sliced, portioned and laid<br />

into trays which are then fed<br />

into the packaging chamber,<br />

which closes. The chamber is<br />

then evacuated to a vacuum<br />

level of four to five millibars.<br />

Afterwards, CO2 is added,<br />

the trays are sealed with the<br />

top foil, the vacuum chamber<br />

opens and the newly completed<br />

portioned packages are<br />

transported on a belt directly<br />

to an adjoining room where the<br />

outer packaging process and<br />

order picking is performed.<br />

The vacuum required for all<br />

these lines is generated<br />

by a centralised vacuum<br />

supply from Busch. Even<br />

On site, 25 tray sealers pack the portions of Gorgonzola using protective gas<br />

as early as 1996, when the<br />

company initially acquired<br />

the production building,<br />

attention was paid to placing<br />

the vacuum pumps outside<br />

the packaging room in a<br />

separate room.<br />

complex networks<br />

IGOR wanted to use this set-up<br />

to prevent waste heat from the<br />

vacuum pumps from entering<br />

the production areas, which<br />

are cooled to 6deg C. This<br />

avoids having to increase<br />

power to the air conditioning<br />

system. This also enabled a<br />

reduction in noise emissions<br />

in the workplace. Together<br />

with Busch Vacuum Pumps<br />

and Systems, a centralised<br />

vacuum system that was<br />

able to integrate the existing<br />

Partial view of the centralised vacuum system from Busch Pumps and Systems<br />

individual vacuum pumps<br />

was designed and realised in<br />

2004, to meet the sustainability<br />

goals of the company.<br />

A ring main with a total length<br />

of 100 metres connects the<br />

centralised vacuum system<br />

to the individual tray sealers<br />

in the packaging lines. This<br />

consists of a total of seven<br />

R 5 rotary vane vacuum pumps.<br />

The vacuum ring main<br />

simultaneously serves as<br />

a vacuum buffer where the<br />

required vacuum level is<br />

constantly maintained.<br />

This helps to make the<br />

packaging cycles as short<br />

as possible because the<br />

required vacuum is present<br />

immediately after the vacuum<br />

chamber closes and the air is<br />

quickly removed.<br />

Since start-up of the<br />

centralised vacuum system,<br />

it has been working extremely<br />

reliably, without problems or<br />

breakdowns. The R 5 rotary<br />

vane vacuum pumps from<br />

Busch proved to be extremely<br />

robust in continuous<br />

operation, and even the old<br />

R 5 rotary vane vacuum<br />

pumps that are now over 20<br />

years old still produce the<br />

same high vacuum level and<br />

pumping speed as they did<br />

when they were first installed.<br />

t 01952 677432<br />

w www.busch.co.uk


www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE 79<br />

Tool management system is an<br />

economical, entry level option<br />

Tool identification using<br />

Balluff Industrial RFID<br />

increases production<br />

efficiency, as it makes<br />

incorrect tool allocation<br />

or missing tools a thing of<br />

the past. It also enables the<br />

service time utilisation of<br />

the tools to be optimised.<br />

In addition, scrap and<br />

rework due to excessive use<br />

of tools is virtually eliminated,<br />

says the company. With Easy<br />

Tool-ID, Balluff now offers an<br />

economical entry into tool<br />

management which is simple<br />

to retrofit and offers easy<br />

installation and configuration.<br />

All that is required is a USB<br />

port (keyboard expander)<br />

on the machine tool and a<br />

presetter. The data is written<br />

via RFID technology from<br />

the presetter to the tool and<br />

then passed on through the<br />

Easy Tool-ID system to the<br />

machine tool.<br />

SET UP IS NOW EASIER<br />

Manual entry is eliminated<br />

while setup times and the<br />

risk of incorrect entries are<br />

reduced. The system consists<br />

of a tool stand with integrated<br />

read/write head, a processor<br />

unit, a microcontroller and<br />

the power supply.<br />

At the tool presetter, each<br />

tool is measured and its data,<br />

such as diameter and radius,<br />

are written on the data carrier<br />

on the tool shank. The user<br />

simply brings the tool to the<br />

machine, places it in the tool<br />

holder and presses a key.<br />

The system then emulates the<br />

key input and automatically<br />

reads the data with the<br />

Balluff Tool-ID through<br />

the keyboard interface to<br />

the machine controller. This<br />

means that even existing<br />

machines can be modernised<br />

and upgraded with this cost<br />

effective tool ID solution.<br />

T 01606 812777<br />

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

weQube − the Smart Camera<br />

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

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

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

weQubeOCR<br />

the character recognition package<br />

weQubeVision<br />

the image processing package<br />

weQubeDecode<br />

the scan package<br />

Flexible Communication<br />

Software<br />

Protocol<br />

weQubeOCR reads predefi ned OCR-A<br />

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

a single scanning operation.<br />

weQubeVision combines any number<br />

of image processing functions in one<br />

application.<br />

weQubeDecode reads all common barcodes<br />

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

or poorly readable.<br />

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

simply switch weQube with Industrial Ethernet<br />

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

weQube models incorporate an Ethernet TCP/<br />

IP and a RS-232 interface as standard.


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Regulations<br />

Enabling smart<br />

interoperability<br />

Paul Laidler Taylor<br />

BUSineSS MAnAGer direcTor for MAchinerY for MAchinerY SAfeTY SAfTeY AT Tüv AT Süd Tüv ProdUcT Süd ProdUcT Service Service<br />

As machinery end users increase their interconnectivity with Industry 4.0 technologies, the<br />

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

The digital transition<br />

is an enormously<br />

challenging time for the<br />

machinery industry, while<br />

optimising the opportunities<br />

offered by Industry 4.0 is<br />

a must, reducing the risks<br />

involved in the increased<br />

interconnectivity of this<br />

‘fourth Industrial Revolution’<br />

is an imperative.<br />

Advanced sensors are<br />

already finding their way<br />

into modern manufacturing<br />

lines, facilitating informed<br />

decision-making. But this is<br />

just the beginning. Further<br />

innovations will unlock<br />

the full potential of smart<br />

component technologies.<br />

Industrial manufacturing,<br />

and the global regulatory<br />

system, will face significant<br />

challenges as technological<br />

developments move<br />

towards fully connected,<br />

self-organising intelligent<br />

factories. Standing on the<br />

threshold of Industry 4.0,<br />

a new regulatory framework<br />

is therefore required, which<br />

adapts and evolves as smart<br />

manufacturing moves towards<br />

maturity.<br />

complex networks<br />

The main cornerstone<br />

of Industry 4.0 is the<br />

convergence of enterprise IT<br />

and operational technology<br />

(OT). New generations of<br />

complex networks are being<br />

created as the boundaries<br />

between these two areas,<br />

previously largely separate,<br />

become increasingly<br />

indistinct, and IoT devices and<br />

new automation technologies<br />

are rapidly introduced.<br />

The challenge for machinery<br />

end users is to maintain<br />

secure functioning of their<br />

automated processes, while<br />

protecting their networks<br />

from unauthorised access or<br />

even attack. The challenge for<br />

global regulatory authorities<br />

is to catch-up with this new<br />

technological tidal wave,<br />

introducing compliance and<br />

certification requirements that<br />

meet industry’s business and<br />

safety needs.<br />

Today, manufacturing<br />

lines depend on human<br />

supervision and decisionmaking<br />

to optimise operations.<br />

The production devices of<br />

tomorrow’s smart factory will<br />

have the ability to interpret their<br />

environment and autonomously<br />

react to it. Current regulations<br />

are not in place to tackle the<br />

new Industry 4.0 approach.<br />

Technology components<br />

can theoretically be combined<br />

to form a mature smart factory<br />

in the vision of Industry 4.0.<br />

However, each manufacturing<br />

device enters the production<br />

line with its own set of<br />

proprietary interfaces. In other<br />

words, the components each<br />

speak a different language.<br />

A new regulatory framework<br />

and certification approach will<br />

be needed, which supports<br />

the smooth and dynamic<br />

interoperability among odd<br />

components.<br />

The solution is an<br />

electronic reproduction –<br />

a so-called ‘digital twin’,<br />

or ‘administration shell’ of<br />

each physical component.<br />

The digital twin contains the<br />

complete set of parameters<br />

of its physical sibling, as<br />

well as adaptive algorithms<br />

for decentralised selfoptimisation<br />

and safety<br />

measures. Acting as an<br />

intermediary, the digital twin<br />

functions as a standardised<br />

interface between the smart<br />

components, facilitating<br />

flawless interoperability and<br />

delivering a dynamically<br />

reconfigurable system.<br />

A new modular certification<br />

scheme for smart factory components<br />

is currently being developed<br />

Currently, industrial<br />

automation is a consolidated<br />

reality, with approximately<br />

90% of machines in factories<br />

being unconnected. These<br />

isolated and static systems<br />

mean that product safety<br />

(functional safety and<br />

security) can be comfortably<br />

assessed.<br />

connected world<br />

However, the connected<br />

world of Industry 4.0’s<br />

smart factories adds a new<br />

dimension of complexity in<br />

terms of machinery safety<br />

regulation challenges.<br />

IoT connects people and<br />

machines, enabling<br />

bidirectional flow of<br />

information and real-time<br />

decisions. Its diffusion is<br />

now accelerating with the<br />

reduction in size and price<br />

of the sensors, and with the<br />

need for the exchange of large<br />

amounts of data.<br />

As we prepare for Industry<br />

4.0, it is therefore vital for the<br />

shifting landscape of risk to<br />

be taken into account. A smart<br />

factory will see reduced risk<br />

in several areas, such as fewer<br />

worker injuries as machines<br />

take over hazardous tasks.<br />

However, the increasing<br />

number of physical and<br />

digital interfaces, including<br />

interconnected devices<br />

controlled by intelligent<br />

dashboards, introduces a<br />

new set of vulnerabilities,<br />

risks and liability issues.<br />

Based on its complexity, a<br />

dynamically reconfigurable<br />

system requires a regulatory<br />

framework that delivers an<br />

integrated approach to safety<br />

assessment.<br />

These flexible system<br />

architectures and selfconfiguring<br />

systems of<br />

Industry 4.0 will call for a<br />

new, modular method of<br />

certification that delivers<br />

integrated support for<br />

machinery end users as they<br />

progress towards Industry 4.0.<br />

The key benefit of modular<br />

certification is the major cost<br />

and time savings it contributes<br />

to the operation of adaptive<br />

self-configuring Industry 4.0<br />

production systems.<br />

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Who What Where<br />

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

Baker Perkins<br />

John Cowx<br />

has decided<br />

to relinquish<br />

his role as<br />

managing<br />

director of Baker Perkins but<br />

he will continue as chairman<br />

of the company. It means<br />

that the UK and USA<br />

businesses now have new<br />

managing directors.<br />

Dan Bassett<br />

now has<br />

responsibility<br />

for the UK<br />

business based<br />

in Peterborough having first<br />

joined the company as a<br />

graduate trainee in 1990.<br />

He has had various sales and<br />

commercial roles throughout<br />

this time before becoming<br />

director of capital sales for all<br />

food sectors four years ago.<br />

Dan Smith<br />

has been<br />

promoted to<br />

managing<br />

director of the<br />

US business from general<br />

manager, a management<br />

position he has held since 2006.<br />

Geoff Hawley<br />

is replacing<br />

Bassett as<br />

director of food<br />

capital sales.<br />

He has held various roles at<br />

the UK and US businesses<br />

and has spent the last year<br />

as strategic development<br />

manager – sales.<br />

Langguth UK<br />

John Orme has<br />

been appointed<br />

general<br />

manager for<br />

Langguth UK.<br />

He has held a senior sales<br />

manager role at Grunwald UK<br />

for four years and in his new<br />

position, will be responsible<br />

for the direction of all sales,<br />

servicing and spares as well<br />

as actively developing new<br />

commercial partnerships with<br />

other specialists.<br />

CKF Systems<br />

Robbie<br />

Dawson has<br />

rejoined CKF<br />

Systems as sales<br />

and marketing<br />

manager having spent the<br />

last 18 months with a<br />

Poole-based systems<br />

integrator. “When a sales<br />

management role became<br />

available within the business,<br />

we wasted no time in<br />

approaching Robbie as he<br />

is a talented individual,”<br />

says CKF md Bryan Wheeler.<br />

Hayssen Flexible<br />

Dan Irod has been appointed<br />

to the newly created role<br />

of business development<br />

director Central and Eastern<br />

Europe, Commonwealth<br />

of Independent States<br />

and Russia, for Hayssen<br />

Flexible Systems. He will be<br />

responsible for developing<br />

new sales.<br />

RARUK Automation<br />

Alec Jackson<br />

has joined<br />

RARUK as senior<br />

automation<br />

sales engineer<br />

to develop the interest British<br />

manufacturers are showing in<br />

its MAFU disentangling and<br />

feeding technology. He has<br />

been in engineering for more<br />

than 30 years in various design,<br />

managerial and sales roles.<br />

Yamato<br />

Paul Ingall has<br />

joined Yamato<br />

Scale Dataweigh<br />

as business<br />

development<br />

manager and will work with<br />

the operations manager<br />

to improve the company’s<br />

spare parts and actuator<br />

repair offerings. Prior to<br />

joining, Ingall was a systems<br />

plus engineer with factory<br />

automation specialists Sick UK.<br />

Interactive Coding Equipment (ICE)<br />

ICE has recruited three new sales engineers (pictured here from<br />

left to right) to support business growth across the country.<br />

Tony Walker joins the team as national key accounts manager<br />

while Mark Webb will strengthen Zodiac thermal transfer<br />

overprinting in the South West of England and Sean Lyley will<br />

support Vulcan print and apply labeller business development<br />

in the South of England.<br />

Diary<br />

Dates<br />

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

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

NEC, Birmingham<br />

www.ppmashow.co.uk<br />

12 – 14 JULY<br />

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

Shanghai, China<br />

www.propackchina.com<br />

2 AUGUST<br />

PPMA Seminar<br />

Boost your sales<br />

effectiveness<br />

Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel<br />

and Country Club<br />

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

8 AUGUST<br />

PPMA Seminar<br />

Introduction to project<br />

management<br />

Marriott Hotel, Northampton<br />

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

25 – 27 SEPTEMBER<br />

PACK EXPO Las Vegas<br />

Las Vegas, USA<br />

www.packexpolasvegas.com<br />

3 – 6 OCTOBER<br />

Japan Pack <strong>2017</strong><br />

Tokyo, Japan<br />

www.japanpack.jp/en<br />

24 – 26 OCTOBER<br />

Propak Cape <strong>2017</strong><br />

Cape Town, South Africa<br />

www.propakcape.co.za<br />

31 OCTOBER – 2 NOVEMBER<br />

Gulfood Manufacturing<br />

Dubai World Trade Centre<br />

www.gulfoodmanufacturing.com<br />

15 – 18 NOVEMBER<br />

Plastics & Rubber<br />

Indonesia <strong>2017</strong><br />

Jakarta, Indonesia<br />

www.plasticsandrubber<br />

indonesia.com


www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE<br />

Buyers Guide: Ancillary Equipment<br />

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

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AC INDUSTRIAL DRIVES<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

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

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

AC SERVO DRIVES<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

Buyers Guide: Processing<br />

HUMAN<br />

www.baumer.com<br />

Equipment<br />

MACHINE INTERFACE<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Ancillary Equipment<br />

Oaklands Park,<br />

MACHINE GUARDING SYSTEMS<br />

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

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

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

AS-i / IO-LINKNETWORKS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

CABLES / POWER SUPPLIES<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

CARBON REDUCTION<br />

INDUCTIVE SENSORS<br />

www.schmersal.co.uk<br />

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

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

www.powercapacitors.co.uk<br />

COLOUR SENSORS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

T: 07780 470457<br />

Advertise: Christine Valdes T T: 01536 312770<br />

020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Buyers Guide: Oldfield Road, Packaging Hampton, Machinery<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

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

CONTROL SOFTWARE<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

Advertise: T: 020 8213-2222<br />

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

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

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

Processing Equipment<br />

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

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<br />

CONVEYORS – BELT<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

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

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

CONVEYORS – MOTORISED DRUMS<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

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

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

CONVEYORS –ROLLER<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

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

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

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

CYLINDER SENSORS / ENCODERS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

DATA MATRIX READERS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

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

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

DRUM MOTORS<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

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

ENCODERS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

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

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

ENERGY EFFICIENCY<br />

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

www.powercapacitors.co.uk<br />

Birmingham, B11 2BH<br />

T: 07780 470457<br />

EX-HAZARDOUS AREA EQUIPMENT<br />

FIELDBUS SYSTEMS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

Saint-Maurice cedex<br />

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

E: contact@marechal.com<br />

www.marechal.com<br />

FILTERS – MAGNETIC<br />

Goudsmit Magnetics Group<br />

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

E: pbu@goudsmit.eu<br />

www.goudsmitmagnets.com<br />

FLOW SENSORS<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

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

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

Baumer Limited<br />

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

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

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL<br />

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

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

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

INDUSTRIAL ENERGY SAVING<br />

Birmingham, B11 2BH<br />

T: 07780 470457<br />

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

www.powercapacitors.co.uk<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

LEVEL SENSORS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

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

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

LINEAR MOTORS<br />

Wokingham, RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077<br />

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

Axelent Ltd<br />

Modular Machine Guarding<br />

Swindon SN5 5FZ<br />

T: 01793 523535<br />

E: sales@axelent.com<br />

www.axelent.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL<br />

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

www.schmersal.net<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

MAGNETIC SENSORS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

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

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

MAGNETIC SEPARATORS<br />

Goudsmit Magnetics Group<br />

Peter Buckley<br />

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

E: pbu@goudsmit.eu<br />

www.goudsmitmagnets.com<br />

MANUFACTURING EXECUTION/<br />

INFORMATION SYSTEMS<br />

Packaging Machinery<br />

METAL DETECTION<br />

Birmingham, B45 8JL<br />

Bytronic<br />

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

E: enquiries@bytronic.com<br />

www.bytronic.com<br />

Goudsmit Magnetics Group<br />

Peter Buckley<br />

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

E: pbu@goudsmit.eu<br />

www.goudsmitmagnets.com


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

Ancillary Equipment<br />

84 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> www.machineryupdate.co.uk<br />

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

MOTION CONTROL<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Park,<br />

Wokingham, RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077<br />

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

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

PHOTOCELLS /<br />

DISTANCE MEASUREMENT<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

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

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

PHOTOELECTRIC SENSORS<br />

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

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

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

PIPEWORK / DUCTING<br />

JACOB (UK) LTD<br />

T: 01694 722841<br />

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

www.jacob-uk.com<br />

PNEUMATIC CONTROL EQUIPMENT<br />

JACOB (UK) LTD<br />

T: 01694 722841<br />

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

www.jacob-uk.com<br />

PRESSURE SENSORS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

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

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

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

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

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

NN18 8TJ<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

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

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

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

ULTRASONIC SENSORS<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

Schmersal Ltd<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL<br />

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

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

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

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

PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS SICK (UK) LTD<br />

www.baumer.com<br />

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

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

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

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

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

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

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SENSORS FOR AUTOMATION<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

MOTORISED DRUMS<br />

REGISTRATION MARK SCANNERS<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

Balluff Ltd<br />

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

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

RESOLVERS<br />

Baumer T Limited<br />

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

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

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

RFID / DATA MATRIX<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

VALVES<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

SICK Packaging (UK) LTD Machinery T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

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

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

Gemu Valves Ltd<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

T: 01925 824044<br />

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

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

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

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

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

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

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

www.gemu.co.uk<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

Baumer Limited<br />

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

SERVO DRIVES<br />

Doncaster,Yorkshire DN11 8EW<br />

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

www.bwcontainersystems.com<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

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

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

FANUC UK Ltd<br />

Coventry, CV3 4LB<br />

T: 02476 639669<br />

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

Western Mechanical Handling UK Ltd<br />

Callington, Cornwall PL17 7SD<br />

T: 01579 383788<br />

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

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

SAFETY COMPONENTS<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL<br />

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

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

SAFETY LIGHT CURTAINS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

Cheshire, CW9 7UA<br />

T: 01606 812 777<br />

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

Baumer Limited<br />

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

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

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

Buyers Guide: Packaging Machinery<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

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

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

SERVO CONTROL SYSTEMS<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Park,<br />

Wokingham, RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077<br />

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

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

SERVO MOTORS<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

TACHOS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

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

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

TEMPERATURE SENSORS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

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

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

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

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

Processing Equipment<br />

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

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

VACUUM GRIPPERS<br />

Turbo Vacuumentation Ltd<br />

T: 0161 482 4004<br />

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

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

VALVE FEEDBACK<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES<br />

(INVERTERS)<br />

Packaging Machinery<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

VIBRATION MONITORING<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

VISION SENSORS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

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

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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


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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING:<br />

3D PRINTING<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

ADHESIVES<br />

Sealock Ltd<br />

Hampshire, SP10 5NU<br />

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

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

www.sealock.co.uk<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

AUTOCLAVES & STERILIZERS<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

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

BAKERY PROCESS EQUIPMENT<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

FlexLink Systems Limited<br />

Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN<br />

T: 01908 327200<br />

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

www.flexlink.com<br />

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

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

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

Winkworth<br />

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

BAKING<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Steck Depositors Limited<br />

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

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

E: sales@steckdepositors.com<br />

www.steckdepositors.com<br />

BISCUIT PROCESS EQUIPMENT<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

BLENDING<br />

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

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.com<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Silverson Machines Ltd<br />

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

T: 01494 786331<br />

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

www.silverson.co.uk<br />

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

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

BOWL CHOPPER<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

BREAKFAST CEREAL<br />

PROCESS EQUIPMENT<br />

Baker T Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

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

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

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

585300 F: 01908 585400<br />

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

BULK PRODUCT<br />

HANDLING SYSTEMS<br />

Coperion K-Tron GB<br />

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

T: 0161 209 4810<br />

E: ckb@coperionktron.com<br />

www@coperionktron.com<br />

The E Industrial Cleaning<br />

Equipment Company<br />

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

www.ecoblastsupplies.co.uk<br />

JACOB (UK) LTD<br />

T: 01694 722841<br />

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

www.jacob-uk.com<br />

piab<br />

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

Loughborough, LE11 5XN<br />

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

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

Riley<br />

Automation Ltd<br />

Foresters Business Park,<br />

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

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

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

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

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

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

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

CLEANING MACHINES<br />

The Industrial Cleaning<br />

Equipment Company<br />

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

www.ecoblastsupplies.co.uk<br />

COATING<br />

AMP Rose<br />

Gainsborough,<br />

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

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

Winkworth<br />

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

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

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

www.reiser.com<br />

CONFECTIONERY PROCESS<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

AMP Rose<br />

Gainsborough,<br />

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

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

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Buyers Guide: Packaging Machinery<br />

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

Winkworth<br />

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

CONVEYORS<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

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

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

Grote International<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

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

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

COOKING KETTLES<br />

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

Winkworth<br />

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

COSMETIC & TOILETRY<br />

PROCESSING EQUIPMENT<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

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

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

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

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

Winkworth<br />

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

DAIRY EQUIPMENT<br />

AVE UK LTD<br />

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG<br />

T: 01252 733200<br />

E: sales@aveuk.net<br />

www.aveuk.net<br />

FlexLink Systems Limited<br />

Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN<br />

T: 01908 327200<br />

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

www.flexlink.com<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

Yorkshire Packaging Systems Ltd<br />

Woodkirk Freight Terminal, Quarry Lane,<br />

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

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

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

DEPOSITORS LIQUIDS/SOLIDS<br />

Processing Equipment<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

Grote International<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

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

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

Karmelle Ltd<br />

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

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

T: 01484 533356<br />

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

G Mondini (UK) Ltd<br />

Whitebridge Lane,<br />

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

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

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

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Riggs Autopack Ltd<br />

Premier Mill, Brunswick Street,<br />

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU<br />

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

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

SP Filling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,<br />

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF<br />

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

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

Packaging Machinery<br />

Steck Depositors Limited<br />

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

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

E: sales@steckdepositors.com<br />

www.steckdepositors.com<br />

Western Mechanical Handling UK Ltd<br />

Callington, Cornwall PL17 7SD<br />

T: 01579 383788<br />

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

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

DIAGNOSTIC TEST STRIP EQUIPMENT<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

DRUM EMPTYING<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

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

DRUM FILLING<br />

Adelphi Group<br />

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,<br />

West Sussex RH16 1XQ<br />

T: 01444 472300<br />

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

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

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

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

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

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

Valco Melton UK<br />

Hortonwood 32,<br />

Telford TF1 7YN<br />

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

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

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

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

SP Filling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,<br />

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF<br />

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

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


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EXTRUSION<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Winkworth<br />

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

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

Buyers Guide: Packaging Machinery<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

FILLING MACHINES: LIQUID<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

Advertise: Christine Valdes E: info.npu@netzsch.com T 020 8773 www.netzsch.com<br />

8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

Winkworth<br />

Adelphi Group<br />

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,<br />

West Sussex RH16 1XQ<br />

T: 01444 472300<br />

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

Riggs Autopack Ltd<br />

Premier Mill, Brunswick Street,<br />

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU<br />

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

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

Grote International<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

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

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

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

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

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

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

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

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Riggs Autopack Ltd<br />

Premier Mill, Brunswick Street,<br />

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU<br />

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

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

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL<br />

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

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

Western Mechanical Handling UK Ltd<br />

Callington, Cornwall PL17 7SD<br />

T: 01579 383788<br />

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

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

Winkworth<br />

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

GRILLING<br />

Western Mechanical Handling UK Ltd<br />

Callington, Cornwall PL17 7SD<br />

T: 01579 383788<br />

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

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

HEAT EXCHANGERS<br />

Krones UK Ltd<br />

Westregen House,<br />

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

Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 3XB<br />

T: 01942 845000 F: 01942 E845091<br />

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

HIGH PRESSURE PROCESSING<br />

EQUIPMENT (HPP)<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

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

Sealpac UK Ltd<br />

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

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

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

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

HOMOGENISATION<br />

Silverson Machines Ltd<br />

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

T: 01494 786331<br />

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

www.silverson.co.uk<br />

MECHANISATION –UNPACKED<br />

MECHANICAL HANDLING<br />

PROCESS AREA<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

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

MINCING & GRINDING<br />

Bizerba (UK) Limited<br />

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS<br />

T: 01908 682740<br />

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

www.bizerba.com<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

MIXING MACHINES<br />

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

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

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

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

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.com<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Silverson Machines Ltd<br />

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

T: 01494 786331<br />

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

www.silverson.co.uk<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

MIXING VESSELS<br />

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

Adelphi Group<br />

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,<br />

West Sussex RH16 1XQ<br />

T: 01444 472300<br />

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

d h industries<br />

dh industries<br />

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

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK<br />

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

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

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

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

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

PASTA COOKERS<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

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

& DICING<br />

PASTEURISERS<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

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

FILTRATION EQUIPMENT<br />

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

KHS UK Limited<br />

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 MEAT 8773 PROCESSING 8111 EQUIPMENT<br />

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

6 Monkspath Business Park,<br />

d Sullivan h industries<br />

House, Fenton Way, Laindon,<br />

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY<br />

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935<br />

dh T: +44 industries<br />

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

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com<br />

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

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

PHARMACEUTICAL PROCESSING<br />

FOOD PROCESSING EQUIPMENT<br />

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

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

Coperion K-Tron GB<br />

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

T: 0161 209 4810<br />

E: ckb@coperionktron.com<br />

www@coperionktron.com<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

PILOT PLANT<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

PIZZA EQUIPMENT<br />

Grote International<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

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

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

G Mondini (UK) Ltd<br />

Whitebridge Lane,<br />

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

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

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

Multipond Limited<br />

Genoa Way, High Wycombe, HP11 1NY<br />

T: 01494 471580 F: 01494 533487<br />

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

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Steck Depositors Limited<br />

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

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

E: sales@steckdepositors.com<br />

www.steckdepositors.com<br />

PUMPS<br />

Processing Equipment<br />

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

T: 01372 737300 E: sales.LN@leybold.com<br />

www.leybold.com<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

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

SANDWICH PREPARATION<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

Grote International<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

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

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

SAUSAGE PRODUCTION<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Bizerba (UK) Limited<br />

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS<br />

T: 01908 682740<br />

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

www.bizerba.com<br />

Grote International<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

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

Packaging<br />

T: 01978 362243<br />

Machinery<br />

F: 01978 362255<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

SMOKE GENERATORS<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

SMOKE OVENS<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

SNACK PROCESS EQUIPMENT<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

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

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

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Winkworth<br />

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

SORTING EQUIPMENT<br />

Scorpion Vision Ltd<br />

Lymington, Hampshire SO41 0ED<br />

T: 01590 679333<br />

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

www.scorpionvision.co.uk<br />

SPECIAL PURPOSE MACHINES<br />

Aylesbury Automation Ltd<br />

Unit 2 Farmbrough Close, Stocklake<br />

Industrial Park, Aylesbury, HP20 1DQ.<br />

T: 01296 314300 F: 01296 482424<br />

E: enquiry@aylesbury-automation.co.uk<br />

www.aylesbury-automation.co.uk


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Processing Equipment<br />

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NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

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

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

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

The Industrial Cleaning<br />

Equipment Company<br />

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

T<br />

www.ecoblastsupplies.co.uk<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

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

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

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

Cremer Speciaalmachines BV<br />

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

T: +31 252 419038 F: +31 252 418718<br />

E: sales@cremer.com<br />

www.cremer.com<br />

STERILISING TUNNELS<br />

WASHING EQUIPMENT<br />

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 E216200<br />

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

UV CURING<br />

Jenton International Ltd.<br />

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

Whitchurch, Hants RG28 7BB<br />

T: 01256 892194<br />

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

Sewtec Automation Ltd<br />

3 Riverside Way,<br />

TABLET, CAPSULE AND<br />

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,<br />

Dewsbury Buyers WF13 3LG Guide: Packaging CONFECTIONERY PRINTING<br />

VACUUM Machinery<br />

PROCESS VESSELS<br />

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949<br />

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

MACHINES<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Advertise: SPICE & HERB STERILISATION<br />

Christine Valdes T<br />

Weber 020 Packaging 8773 Solutions 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

Buyers Guide: Processing Equipment<br />

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

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

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

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

T<br />

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

The Industrial Cleaning<br />

Equipment Company<br />

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

www.ecoblastsupplies.co.uk<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

WASHING/STERILISING EQUIPMENT<br />

The Industrial Cleaning<br />

Equipment Company<br />

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

www.ecoblastsupplies.co.uk<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

EE: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com<br />

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

TABLETTING &<br />

TABLET COUNTING<br />

X-RAY INSPECTION<br />

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

Winkworth<br />

Ishida Europe Ltd<br />

Kettles Wood Drive,<br />

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

Woodgate Business Park, Birmingham B32 3DB<br />

T: 0121 607 7700 F: 0121 607 7666<br />

E: info@ishidaeurope.com www.ishidaeurope.com<br />

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

Processing Equipment<br />

Sparc Systems Ltd<br />

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP<br />

T: 01684 310000<br />

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

www.sparc-systems.co.uk<br />

Packaging Machinery<br />

Buyers Guide: Packaging Machinery<br />

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

ADHESIVES<br />

Brunel Engineering Services Ltd<br />

The Street, Broughton Gifford, Melksham,<br />

Wiltshire SN12 8PH<br />

T: 01225 784019 F: 01225 783400<br />

E: general@brunelengineeringservices.co.uk<br />

www.brunelengineeringservices.co.uk<br />

Sealock Ltd<br />

Hampshire, SP10 5NU<br />

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

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

www.sealock.co.uk<br />

ADHESIVE APPLICATORS<br />

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

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC<br />

Brunel Engineering Services Ltd<br />

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF<br />

The Street, Broughton Gifford, Melksham,<br />

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

Wiltshire SN12 8PH<br />

T: 01225 784019 F: 01225 783400<br />

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

E: general@brunelengineeringservices.co.uk<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

www.brunelengineeringservices.co.uk<br />

Nordson (U.K.) Ltd.<br />

25 Faraday Road, Rabans Lane Industrial Area,<br />

Aylesbury, HP19 8RY<br />

T: 01296 610 140 F: 01296 610 175<br />

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

www.nordson.co.uk/adhesives<br />

Protek Packaging Ltd<br />

Warrington, Cheshire WA1 4RR<br />

T: 01925 819557<br />

E: sales@protekpackaging.com<br />

www.protekpackaging.com<br />

Valco Melton UK<br />

Hortonwood 32,<br />

Telford TF1 7YN<br />

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

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

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

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

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

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

AEROSOL & SPRAY EQUIPMENT<br />

d h industries<br />

dh industries<br />

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

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK<br />

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

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

AUTOMATIC GUIDED VEHICLES<br />

Ocme UK Ltd<br />

King John Hse, Kingsclere Park,<br />

Kingsclere, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 4SW<br />

T: 01635 298171 F: 01635 297936<br />

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

AMP Rose<br />

Gainsborough,<br />

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

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

Audion Swissvac UK<br />

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

T: 01753 546777<br />

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

www.audionelektro.co.uk<br />

automated packaging systems<br />

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ<br />

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401<br />

Email: sales@autobag.co.uk www.autobag.co.uk<br />

Coperion K-Tron GB<br />

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

T: 0161 209 4810<br />

E: ckb@coperionktron.com<br />

www@coperionktron.com<br />

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd<br />

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

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern<br />

Gainsborough Industrial Controls Ltd<br />

Alpha Works, Sandars Road, Heapham Road<br />

Industrial Estate, Gainsborough DN21 1RZ<br />

T: 01427 611885<br />

E: sales@gic.uk.net www.gic.uk.net<br />

Ilapak Ltd<br />

Uxbridge, Middlesex T<br />

UB8 2YF<br />

T: 020 8797 2000<br />

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

Line Equipment Ltd<br />

Nottingham, NG16 3SU<br />

T: 01773 717007<br />

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

www.lineequipment.co.uk<br />

2 Pilgrim Way, Stanningley,<br />

Leeds LS28 6LU<br />

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

E: sales@pfmuk.com<br />

www.pfmuk.com<br />

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

T: 0115 875 9846<br />

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

Rovema Packaging Machines Ltd<br />

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,<br />

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP<br />

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440<br />

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

www.rovema.co.uk<br />

Statec Binder GmbH<br />

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,<br />

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0<br />

E: office@statec-binder.com<br />

www.statec-binder.com<br />

BAG PALLETISERS<br />

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd<br />

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

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern<br />

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

KUKA E Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Burnley BB12 6HH<br />

T: 0845 265 7570<br />

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

Packaging Machinery<br />

Statec Binder GmbH<br />

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,<br />

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0<br />

E: office@statec-binder.com<br />

www.statec-binder.com<br />

BAG SEALERS<br />

Audion Swissvac UK<br />

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

T: 01753 546777<br />

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

www.audionelektro.co.uk<br />

automated packaging systems<br />

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ<br />

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401<br />

Email: sales@autobag.co.uk www.autobag.co.uk<br />

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd<br />

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

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern<br />

W H Leary, Robatech<br />

Basildon, Essex, SS15 6SW<br />

T: 01268 490035<br />

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

www.whleary.co.uk<br />

Gainsborough Engineering Company<br />

Long Wood Road, Corringham Road Industrial Estate,<br />

Gainsborough, DN21 1QB<br />

T: 01427 617677<br />

F: 01427 810443<br />

E: sales@gains-eng.co.uk<br />

www.gains-eng.co.uk<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

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

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

RM Sealers Ltd<br />

Valley Farm, Dagnall, Herts HP4 1QR<br />

T: 01442 843387<br />

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

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BANDING<br />

Gordian Strapping Ltd<br />

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

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

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com<br />

www.gordianstrapping.com<br />

Jenton International Ltd.<br />

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

Whitchurch, Hants RG28 7BB<br />

T: 01256 892194<br />

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

Packaging Aids Limited<br />

Lords Way, Basildon, Essex SS13 1TN<br />

T: 01268 885885 F: 01268 885860<br />

E: sales@packer-products.co.uk<br />

www.packer-products.co.uk<br />

Sollas UK Ltd<br />

Hampshire RG28 7BB<br />

T: 01256 896930<br />

E: sales@sollasuk.com www.sollas.com<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

BAR CODE READER<br />

VERIFICATION-OCR<br />

BAR CODE SYSTEMS<br />

Acrovision<br />

Hertfordshire, AL3 8JP<br />

T: 0845 337 0250<br />

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

www.acrovision.co.uk<br />

Birmingham, B45 8JL<br />

Bytronic<br />

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

E: enquiries@bytronic.com<br />

www.bytronic.com<br />

www.logopak.co.uk<br />

T: 01904 692333<br />

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

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

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

T: 01844 213177<br />

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.com<br />

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd<br />

53 Central Way, Andover,<br />

Hampshire, SP10 5AN<br />

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333<br />

E: ppma@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com<br />

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

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

Cobalt Systems Ltd<br />

Cobalt House, Arden Square,<br />

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

T: 01270 539800<br />

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

Industrial Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

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

T: 0161 655 4846<br />

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

www.ilsystems.co.uk<br />

St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 8EP<br />

T: 01480 408500<br />

E: mail@leuze.co.uk www.leuze.co.uk<br />

BLISTER PACKERS<br />

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd<br />

53 Central Way, Andover,<br />

Hampshire, SP10 5AN<br />

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333<br />

E: ppma@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com<br />

E<br />

Dividella AG<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865<br />

www.dividella.com<br />

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

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865 E: info@uk.medipak.systems.com<br />

www.medipak-systems.com<br />

Mediseal GmbH<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865<br />

www.mediseal.de<br />

Sepha Ltd<br />

Unit 25, Carrowreagh Business Park,<br />

Carrowreagh Road, Dundonald,<br />

Belfast BT16 1QQ<br />

T: 028 9048 4848 F: 028 9048 0890<br />

E: info@sepha.com www.sepha.com<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

BLOW MOULDING<br />

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP<br />

T: 01235 537222<br />

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

CAN FILLING EQUIPMENT<br />

All-Fill International Ltd<br />

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,<br />

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS<br />

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406<br />

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

KHS UK Limited<br />

6 Monkspath Business Park,<br />

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY<br />

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935<br />

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com<br />

Multipond Limited<br />

Genoa Way, High Wycombe, HP11 1NY<br />

T: 01494 471580 F: 01494 533487<br />

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

CAPPERS<br />

Adelphi Group<br />

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,<br />

West Sussex RH16 1XQ<br />

T: 01444 472300<br />

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

Advanced Dynamics Ltd<br />

Unit 3, 606 Industrial Park,<br />

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

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

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

www.advanceddynamics.co.uk<br />

AVE UK LTD<br />

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG<br />

T: 01252 733200<br />

E: sales@aveuk.net<br />

www.aveuk.net<br />

Cap Coder Ltd<br />

Monument Business Park,<br />

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW<br />

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

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

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC<br />

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF<br />

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

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

Propack Automation Machinery Ltd<br />

10 Hill Wootton Rd, Leek Wootton, Warwicks, CV35 7QL<br />

T: 02476 470074<br />

E: office@propack.co.uk<br />

www.propack.co.uk<br />

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP<br />

T: 01235 537222<br />

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

SP Filling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,<br />

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF<br />

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

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

CARTONING SYSTEMS<br />

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd<br />

53 Central Way, Andover,<br />

Hampshire, SP10 5AN<br />

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333<br />

E: ppma@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com<br />

Brunel Engineering Services Ltd<br />

The Street, Broughton Gifford, Melksham,<br />

Wiltshire SN12 8PH<br />

T: 01225 784019 F: 01225 783400<br />

E: general@brunelengineeringservices.co.uk<br />

www.brunelengineeringservices.co.uk<br />

CAMA 3 Ltd<br />

Suite 44, Berkeley House,<br />

Hunts Rise, South Marston Park,<br />

Swindon, Wilts, SN3 4TG<br />

T: 01793 831111 F: 01793 831481<br />

E: cama3@camagroup.com www.camagroup.com<br />

CME Ltd<br />

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

T: 01460 269500<br />

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

www.cme-ltd.com<br />

Dividella AG<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865<br />

www.dividella.com<br />

ETPACK SPRINTER UK LTD<br />

NEWBURY, BERKS, RG14 5SJ<br />

T: 01635 905090<br />

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

www.et-pack.com<br />

Jacob White Packaging Ltd<br />

Riverside Way, Dartford, Kent DA1 5BY<br />

T: 01322 272531<br />

F: 01322 270692<br />

E: enquiries@jacobwhite.com www.jacobwhite.com<br />

Kliklok International Ltd<br />

Western Drive, Bristol BS14 0AY<br />

T: 01275 836131<br />

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

www.kliklok-int.com<br />

now part of the Bosch Group<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865 E: info@uk.medipak.systems.com<br />

www.medipak-systems.com<br />

Mediseal GmbH<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865<br />

www.mediseal.de<br />

Propack Automation Machinery Ltd<br />

10 Hill Wootton Rd, Leek Wootton, Warwicks, CV35 7QL<br />

T: 02476 470074<br />

E: office@propack.co.uk<br />

www.propack.co.uk<br />

Packaging Machinery<br />

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

T: 0115 875 9846<br />

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

Rovema Packaging Machines Ltd<br />

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,<br />

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP<br />

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440<br />

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

www.rovema.co.uk<br />

Sewtec Automation Ltd<br />

3 Riverside Way,<br />

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG<br />

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949<br />

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

CASE ERECTING/FILLING SEALING<br />

Aetna UK Limited<br />

Oakley, Bedford, MK43 7TA<br />

T: 01234 825050<br />

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

AVE UK LTD<br />

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG<br />

T: 01252 733200<br />

E: sales@aveuk.net<br />

www.aveuk.net<br />

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

www.bpa-flexolutions.com<br />

CAMA 3 Ltd<br />

Suite 44, Berkeley House,<br />

Hunts Rise, South Marston Park,<br />

Swindon, Wilts, SN3 4TG<br />

T: 01793 831111 F: 01793 831481<br />

E: cama3@camagroup.com www.camagroup.com<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

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

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

Endoline Machinery Ltd<br />

Biggleswade, SG18 8QB<br />

T: 01767 316422<br />

E: sales@endoline-automation.com<br />

www.endoline-automation.com<br />

Gordian Strapping Ltd<br />

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

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

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com<br />

www.gordianstrapping.com<br />

Jacob White Packaging Ltd<br />

Riverside Way, Dartford, Kent DA1 5BY<br />

T: 01322 272531<br />

F: 01322 270692<br />

E: enquiries@jacobwhite.com www.jacobwhite.com<br />

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Burnley BB12 6HH<br />

T: 0845 265 7570<br />

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

Propack Automation Machinery Ltd<br />

10 Hill Wootton Rd, Leek Wootton, Warwicks, CV35 7QL<br />

T: 02476 470074<br />

E: office@propack.co.uk<br />

www.propack.co.uk<br />

www.logopak.co.uk<br />

T: 01904 692333<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

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

Norden (UK) Ltd<br />

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

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

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

www.nordenmachinery.se<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Park,<br />

Wokingham, RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077<br />

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

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

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

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

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

Karmelle Ltd<br />

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

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

T: 01484 533356<br />

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

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC<br />

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF<br />

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

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

SCM Handling Ltd<br />

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,<br />

Somerset, TA4 3RU<br />

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806<br />

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


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

www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST <strong>2017</strong> MACHINERY UPDATE<br />

Packaging Machinery<br />

89<br />

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

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

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

www.machinesystems.co.uk<br />

Rovema Packaging Machines Ltd<br />

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,<br />

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP<br />

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440<br />

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

www.rovema.co.uk<br />

Bizerba (UK) Limited<br />

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS<br />

T: 01908 682740<br />

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

www.bizerba.com<br />

T: 01962 761761 E: sales@printsafe.co.uk<br />

www.printsafe.co.uk<br />

SOCO SYSTEM<br />

Sewtec Automation Ltd<br />

3 Riverside Way,<br />

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG<br />

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949<br />

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

The Food Machinery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<br />

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

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

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

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

Tekpak Automation Ltd (UK)<br />

T: +44 (0)113 3505694<br />

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

www.tekpak.co.uk<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

CASE LINING/FILLING/CLOSING<br />

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

www.bpa-flexolutions.com<br />

CASE PACKERS AUTOMATIC<br />

AVE UK LTD<br />

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG<br />

T: 01252 733200<br />

E: sales@aveuk.net<br />

www.aveuk.net<br />

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

www.bpa-flexolutions.com<br />

Doncaster,Yorkshire DN11 8EW<br />

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

www.bwcontainersystems.com<br />

CAMA 3 Ltd<br />

Suite 44, Berkeley House,<br />

Hunts Rise, South Marston Park,<br />

Swindon, Wilts, SN3 4TG<br />

T: 01793 831111 F: 01793 831481<br />

E: cama3@camagroup.com www.camagroup.com<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

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

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

Endoline Machinery Ltd<br />

Biggleswade, SG18 8QB<br />

T: 01767 316422<br />

E: sales@endoline-automation.com<br />

www.endoline-automation.com<br />

The Food Machinery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<br />

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

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

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

www.machinesystems.co.uk<br />

Tekpak Automation Ltd (UK)<br />

T: +44 (0)113 3505694<br />

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

www.tekpak.co.uk<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

CASE TAPING/STRAPPING/GLUING<br />

Aetna UK Limited<br />

Oakley, Bedford, MK43 7TA<br />

T: 01234 825050<br />

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

Endoline Machinery Ltd<br />

Biggleswade, SG18 8QB<br />

T: 01767 316422<br />

E: sales@endoline-automation.com<br />

www.endoline-automation.com<br />

Gordian Strapping Ltd<br />

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

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

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com<br />

www.gordianstrapping.com<br />

Nordson (U.K.) Ltd.<br />

25 Faraday Road, Rabans Lane Industrial Area,<br />

Aylesbury, HP19 8RY<br />

T: 01296 610 140 F: 01296 610 175<br />

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

www.nordson.co.uk/adhesives<br />

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

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

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

www.machinesystems.co.uk<br />

CENTRIFUGAL BOWL FEEDERS<br />

Aylesbury Automation Ltd<br />

Unit 2 Farmbrough Close, Stocklake<br />

Industrial Park, Aylesbury, HP20 1DQ.<br />

T: 01296 314300 F: 01296 482424<br />

E: enquiry@aylesbury-automation.co.uk<br />

www.aylesbury-automation.co.uk<br />

Sewtec Automation Ltd<br />

3 Riverside Way,<br />

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG<br />

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949<br />

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

Ishida Europe Ltd<br />

Kettles Wood Drive,<br />

Woodgate Business Park, Birmingham B32 3DB<br />

T: 0121 607 7700 F: 0121 607 7666<br />

E: info@ishidaeurope.com www.ishidaeurope.com<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Sparc Systems Ltd<br />

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP<br />

T: 01684 310000<br />

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

www.sparc-systems.co.uk<br />

Yamato<br />

Leeds, LS12 6HH<br />

T: 0113 322 1546<br />

E: sales1@yamatoscale.co.uk<br />

www.yamatoscale.co.uk<br />

CODING & MARKING<br />

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

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

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

T: 01844 213177<br />

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.com<br />

Allen Coding<br />

Unit 9 Gateway 1000, Whittle Way,<br />

Arlington Business Park, Stevenage,<br />

Herts, SG1 2FP<br />

T: 01438 347770 F: 01438 347771<br />

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

ATD Marking Systems<br />

Marley House, The Mill, Great Bowden Road,<br />

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7DE<br />

T: 01858 461014 F: 01858 436900<br />

E: mail@atduk.com www.atduk.com<br />

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd<br />

53 Central Way, Andover,<br />

Hampshire, SP10 5AN<br />

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333<br />

E: ppma@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com<br />

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

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

Cap Coder Ltd<br />

Monument Business Park,<br />

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW<br />

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

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

CODING MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE<br />

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd<br />

53 Central Way, Andover,<br />

Hampshire, SP10 5AN<br />

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333<br />

E: ppma@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com<br />

COLLATING EQUIPMENT<br />

CME Ltd<br />

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

T: 01460 269500<br />

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

www.cme-ltd.com<br />

Sewtec Automation Ltd<br />

3 Riverside Way,<br />

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG<br />

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949<br />

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

CONFECTIONERY WRAPPING<br />

MACHINES<br />

AMP Rose<br />

Gainsborough,<br />

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

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

CME Ltd<br />

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

T: 01460 269500<br />

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

www.cme-ltd.com<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

CONTRACT LABELLING<br />

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

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

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

T: 01844 213177<br />

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.com<br />

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

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

CONVERGERS<br />

Gordian Strapping Ltd<br />

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

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

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com<br />

www.gordianstrapping.com<br />

KHS UK Limited<br />

6 Monkspath Business Park,<br />

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY<br />

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935<br />

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Park,<br />

Wokingham, RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077<br />

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

CHECKWEIGHER METAL<br />

DETECTOR COMBI UNITS<br />

Bizerba (UK) Limited<br />

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS<br />

T: 01908 682740<br />

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

www.bizerba.com<br />

The Food Machinery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<br />

Sparc Systems Ltd<br />

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP<br />

T: 01684 310000<br />

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

www.sparc-systems.co.uk<br />

CHECKWEIGHERS<br />

Domino UK Ltd<br />

Bar Hill, Cambridge<br />

CB23 8TU<br />

T: 01954 782551 E: enquiries@domino-uk.com<br />

www.domino-uk.com<br />

Industrial Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

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

T: 0161 655 4846<br />

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

www.ilsystems.co.uk<br />

Linx Printing<br />

Technologies Ltd<br />

St. Ives, PE27 5JL<br />

T: 01480 302661<br />

E: uksales@linx.co.uk www.linx.co.uk<br />

www.logopak.co.uk<br />

T: 01904 692333<br />

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

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

Jenton International Ltd.<br />

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

Whitchurch, Hants RG28 7BB<br />

T: 01256 892194<br />

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

Kensal Handling Systems<br />

Kensal House, President Way,<br />

Luton, LU2 9NR<br />

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776<br />

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

Sewtec Automation Ltd<br />

3 Riverside Way,<br />

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG<br />

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949<br />

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

CONVEYORS<br />

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Burnley BB12 6HH<br />

T: 0845 265 7570<br />

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

Anritsu Infivis Ltd<br />

200 Capability Green, Luton LU1 3LU<br />

T: +44(0)1582 433227<br />

E: ais-europe@anritsu.com<br />

www.anritsu.com<br />

Open Date Equipment Ltd<br />

Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4DG<br />

T: 020 8655 4999<br />

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

www.opendate.co.uk<br />

Advance Automated Systems Ltd<br />

T: 01325 328930<br />

E: sales@advance-as.co.uk<br />

www.advanceconveyors.co.uk


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Astec Conveyors<br />

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DH<br />

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444<br />

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com<br />

www.astecconveyors.com<br />

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

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

automated packaging systems<br />

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ<br />

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401<br />

Email: sales@autobag.co.uk www.autobag.co.uk<br />

Aylesbury Automation Ltd<br />

Unit 2 Farmbrough Close, Stocklake<br />

Industrial Park, Aylesbury, HP20 1DQ.<br />

T: 01296 314300 F: 01296 482424<br />

E: enquiry@aylesbury-automation.co.uk<br />

www.aylesbury-automation.co.uk<br />

Doncaster,Yorkshire DN11 8EW<br />

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

www.bwcontainersystems.com<br />

Cap Coder Ltd<br />

Monument Business Park,<br />

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW<br />

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

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

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

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

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

Colwall Conveyor Systems Ltd<br />

Walsall, West Midlands WS2 7NL<br />

T: 01922 405355<br />

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

www.colwallconveyors.co.uk<br />

Endoline Machinery Ltd<br />

Biggleswade, SG18 8QB<br />

T: 01767 316422<br />

E: sales@endoline-automation.com<br />

www.endoline-automation.com<br />

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd<br />

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

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern<br />

FlexLink Systems Limited<br />

Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN<br />

T: 01908 327200<br />

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

www.flexlink.com<br />

The Food Machinery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

Karmelle Ltd<br />

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

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

T: 01484 533356<br />

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

Kensal Handling Systems<br />

Kensal House, President Way,<br />

Luton, LU2 9NR<br />

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776<br />

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

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Burnley BB12 6HH<br />

T: 0845 265 7570<br />

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

SCM Handling Ltd<br />

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,<br />

Somerset, TA4 3RU<br />

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806<br />

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

Transnorm<br />

Unit 300B, Ashchurch Business Centre,<br />

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 8TD<br />

T: +44 (0)1684 291100 F: +44 (0)1684 291550<br />

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

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate, E<br />

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

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

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

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

CONVEYORS (AIR)<br />

Sewtec Automation Ltd<br />

3 Riverside Way,<br />

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG<br />

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949<br />

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

CONVEYORS – MOTORISED DRUMS<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

CONVEYORS – PALLET<br />

Astec Conveyors<br />

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DH<br />

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444<br />

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com<br />

www.astecconveyors.com<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

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

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

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

Kensal Handling Systems<br />

Kensal House, President Way,<br />

Luton, LU2 9NR<br />

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776<br />

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

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Burnley BB12 6HH<br />

T: 0845 265 7570<br />

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

CONVEYORS – POWERED ROLLER<br />

Astec Conveyors<br />

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DH<br />

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444<br />

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com<br />

www.astecconveyors.com<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

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

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

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Burnley BB12 6HH<br />

T: 0845 265 7570<br />

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

COUNTING MACHINERY<br />

Cremer Speciaalmachines BV<br />

Heereweg 5, 2161 AB Lisse, The Netherlands<br />

T: +31 252 419038 F: +31 252 418718<br />

E: sales@cremer.com<br />

www.cremer.com<br />

Sparc Systems Ltd<br />

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP<br />

T: 01684 310000<br />

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

www.sparc-systems.co.uk<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

COUNTING/PACKAGING<br />

HARDWARE COMPONENTS<br />

automated packaging systems<br />

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ<br />

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401<br />

Email: sales@autobag.co.uk www.autobag.co.uk<br />

Gainsborough Engineering Company<br />

Long Wood Road, Corringham Road Industrial Estate,<br />

Gainsborough, DN21 1QB<br />

T: 01427 617677<br />

F: 01427 810443<br />

E: sales@gains-eng.co.uk<br />

www.gains-eng.co.uk<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

Riley<br />

Automation Ltd<br />

Foresters Business Park,<br />

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

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

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

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

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

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

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

CRIMPING EQUIPMENT<br />

d h industries<br />

dh industries<br />

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

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK<br />

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

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

DEBLISTERING MACHINES<br />

Sepha Ltd<br />

Unit 25, Carrowreagh Business Park,<br />

Carrowreagh Road, Dundonald,<br />

Belfast BT16 1QQ<br />

T: 028 9048 4848 F: 028 9048 0890<br />

E: info@sepha.com www.sepha.com<br />

DEPALLETISERS<br />

AVE UK LTD<br />

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG<br />

T: 01252 733200<br />

E: sales@aveuk.net<br />

www.aveuk.net<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

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

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

Kensal Handling Systems<br />

Kensal House, President Way,<br />

Luton, LU2 9NR<br />

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776<br />

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

KHS UK Limited<br />

6 Monkspath Business Park,<br />

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY<br />

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935<br />

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

Novopac (UK) Ltd<br />

5 Sandwich Road, Worthing,<br />

West Sussex BN11 5NT<br />

T: 01903 249113<br />

E: novopac.uk@gmail.com www.novopacuk.ltd.uk<br />

SCM Handling Ltd<br />

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,<br />

Somerset, TA4 3RU<br />

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806<br />

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

Packaging Machinery<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

ELEVATORS<br />

Aylesbury Automation Ltd<br />

Unit 2 Farmbrough Close, Stocklake<br />

Industrial Park, Aylesbury, HP20 1DQ.<br />

T: 01296 314300 F: 01296 482424<br />

E: enquiry@aylesbury-automation.co.uk<br />

www.aylesbury-automation.co.uk<br />

CKF Systems Ltd<br />

The Pavilions, Olympus Park,<br />

Gloucester, GL2 4NF<br />

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

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

Kensal Handling Systems<br />

Kensal House, President Way,<br />

Luton, LU2 9NR<br />

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776<br />

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

Riley<br />

Automation Ltd<br />

Foresters Business Park,<br />

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

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

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

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL<br />

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

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

SCM Handling Ltd<br />

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,<br />

Somerset, TA4 3RU<br />

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806<br />

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

Sewtec Automation Ltd<br />

3 Riverside Way,<br />

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG<br />

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949<br />

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

END OF LINE BAGGING MACHINES<br />

automated packaging systems<br />

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ<br />

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401<br />

Email: sales@autobag.co.uk www.autobag.co.uk<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

FFS HORIZONTAL<br />

(FLOWWRAPPERS)<br />

AMP Rose<br />

Gainsborough,<br />

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

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

Audion Swissvac UK<br />

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

T: 01753 546777<br />

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

www.audionelektro.co.uk<br />

The Food Machinery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<br />

Ilapak Ltd<br />

Uxbridge, Middlesex<br />

UB8 2YF<br />

T: 020 8797 2000<br />

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

Sewtec Automation Ltd<br />

3 Riverside Way,<br />

Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate,<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG<br />

T: 01924 494047 F: 01924 480949<br />

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

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

T: 0115 875 9846<br />

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

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Burnley BB12 6HH<br />

T: 0845 265 7570<br />

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

ILPRA UK<br />

Swindon, Wilts. SN3 4AG<br />

T: 01793 832020<br />

E: reception.uk@ilpra.com<br />

www.ilpra.co.uk


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Packaging Machinery<br />

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Optima Packaging Machinery PLC<br />

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF<br />

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

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP<br />

T: 01235 537222<br />

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

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

Paramount<br />

Packaging Systems<br />

T: 01252 815252<br />

E: fuji@paramount-packaging.co.uk<br />

www.paramount-packaging.co.uk<br />

2 Pilgrim Way, Stanningley,<br />

Leeds LS28 6LU<br />

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

E: sales@pfmuk.com<br />

www.pfmuk.com<br />

FFS THERMO<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

FFS VERTICAL<br />

AMP Rose<br />

Gainsborough,<br />

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

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

Audion Swissvac UK<br />

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

T: 01753 546777<br />

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

www.audionelektro.co.uk<br />

Coperion K-Tron GB<br />

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

T: 0161 209 4810<br />

E: ckb@coperionktron.com<br />

www@coperionktron.com<br />

The Food Machinery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<br />

Gainsborough Engineering Company<br />

Long Wood Road, Corringham Road Industrial Estate,<br />

Gainsborough, DN21 1QB<br />

T: 01427 617677<br />

F: 01427 810443<br />

E: sales@gains-eng.co.uk<br />

www.gains-eng.co.uk<br />

Gainsborough Industrial Controls Ltd<br />

Alpha Works, Sandars Road, Heapham Road<br />

Industrial Estate, Gainsborough DN21 1RZ<br />

T: 01427 611885<br />

E: sales@gic.uk.net www.gic.uk.net<br />

Ilapak Ltd<br />

Uxbridge, Middlesex<br />

UB8 2YF<br />

T: 020 8797 2000<br />

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

Line Equipment Ltd<br />

Nottingham, NG16 3SU<br />

T: 01773 717007<br />

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

www.lineequipment.co.uk<br />

2 Pilgrim Way, Stanningley,<br />

Leeds LS28 6LU<br />

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

E: sales@pfmuk.com<br />

www.pfmuk.com<br />

Rovema Packaging Machines Ltd<br />

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,<br />

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP<br />

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440<br />

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

www.rovema.co.uk<br />

Statec Binder GmbH<br />

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,<br />

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0<br />

E: office@statec-binder.com<br />

www.statec-binder.com<br />

FILLING: ASEPTIC<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

FILLING: BAG/SACK<br />

All-Fill International Ltd<br />

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,<br />

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS<br />

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406<br />

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

A.T. Sack Fillers<br />

12 Biggin Lane, Ramsey, Cambs PE26 1NB<br />

T: 01487 711114 E: enquiries@atsackfillers.co.uk<br />

www.atsackfillers.co.uk<br />

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd<br />

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

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern<br />

Ilapak Ltd<br />

Uxbridge, Middlesex<br />

UB8 2YF<br />

T: 020 8797 2000<br />

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

Line Equipment Ltd<br />

Nottingham, NG16 3SU<br />

T: 01773 717007<br />

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

www.lineequipment.co.uk<br />

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC<br />

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF<br />

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

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

Statec Binder GmbH<br />

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,<br />

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0<br />

E: office@statec-binder.com<br />

www.statec-binder.com<br />

FILLING: CAPSULE<br />

Adelphi Group<br />

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,<br />

West Sussex RH16 1XQ<br />

T: 01444 472300<br />

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

Evolution BPS<br />

T: 01721 724296<br />

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

www.evolutionbps.co.uk<br />

FILLING: COSMETIC EQUIPMENT<br />

All-Fill International Ltd<br />

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,<br />

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS<br />

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406<br />

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

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

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

Norden (UK) Ltd<br />

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

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

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

www.nordenmachinery.se<br />

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC<br />

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF<br />

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

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

Propack Automation Machinery Ltd<br />

10 Hill Wootton Rd, Leek Wootton, Warwicks, CV35 7QL<br />

T: 02476 470074<br />

E: office@propack.co.uk<br />

www.propack.co.uk<br />

FILLING: DRUM & IBC<br />

Adelphi Group<br />

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,<br />

West Sussex RH16 1XQ<br />

T: 01444 472300<br />

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

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

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

Karmelle Ltd<br />

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

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

T: 01484 533356<br />

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

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

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

SP Filling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,<br />

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF<br />

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

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

Statec Binder GmbH<br />

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,<br />

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0<br />

E: office@statec-binder.com<br />

www.statec-binder.com<br />

FILLING: GRANULES<br />

All-Fill International Ltd<br />

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,<br />

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS<br />

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406<br />

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

G Mondini (UK) Ltd<br />

Whitebridge Lane,<br />

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

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

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

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC<br />

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF<br />

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

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

Statec Binder GmbH<br />

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,<br />

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0<br />

E: office@statec-binder.com<br />

www.statec-binder.com<br />

FILLING: LIQUID<br />

Adelphi Group<br />

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,<br />

West Sussex RH16 1XQ<br />

T: 01444 472300<br />

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

Advanced Dynamics Ltd<br />

Unit 3, 606 Industrial Park,<br />

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

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

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

www.advanceddynamics.co.uk<br />

AVE UK LTD<br />

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7UG<br />

T: 01252 733200<br />

E: sales@aveuk.net<br />

www.aveuk.net<br />

Doncaster,Yorkshire DN11 8EW<br />

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

www.bwcontainersystems.com<br />

Cap Coder Ltd<br />

Monument Business Park,<br />

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW<br />

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

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

Karmelle Ltd<br />

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

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

T: 01484 533356<br />

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

KHS UK Limited<br />

6 Monkspath Business Park,<br />

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY<br />

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935<br />

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

G Mondini (UK) Ltd<br />

Whitebridge Lane,<br />

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

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

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

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

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

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC<br />

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF<br />

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

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

Riggs Autopack Ltd<br />

Premier Mill, Brunswick Street,<br />

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU<br />

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

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

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP<br />

T: 01235 537222<br />

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

SP Filling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,<br />

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF<br />

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

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

FILLING: MOLTEN<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

SP Filling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,<br />

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF<br />

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

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

FILLING: PASTE<br />

Adelphi Group<br />

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,<br />

West Sussex RH16 1XQ<br />

T: 01444 472300<br />

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

All-Fill International Ltd<br />

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,<br />

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS<br />

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406<br />

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

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk<br />

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP<br />

T: 01235 537222<br />

E: info@serac-uk.com www.serac-group.com<br />

Evolution BPS<br />

T: 01721 724296<br />

E: sales@evolutionbps.co.uk<br />

www.evolutionbps.co.uk<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

E: info.npu@netzsch.com www.netzsch.com


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Packaging Machinery Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

Norden (UK) Ltd<br />

2 Tanners Drive, Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN<br />

T: 01462 895245 F: 01462 895683<br />

E: enquiries@norden.co.uk<br />

www.nordenmachinery.se<br />

Riggs Autopack Ltd<br />

Premier Mill, Brunswick Street,<br />

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU<br />

T: 01282 440040 F: 01282 440041<br />

E: info@riggsautopack.co.uk www.riggsautopack.co.uk<br />

FILLING: PHARMACEUTICAL<br />

Adelphi Group<br />

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,<br />

West Sussex RH16 1XQ<br />

T: 01444 472300<br />

W: www.adelphi.uk.com<br />

All-Fill International Ltd<br />

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,<br />

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS<br />

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406<br />

E: info@allfill.co.uk www.allfill.co.uk<br />

Cap Coder Ltd<br />

Monument Business Park,<br />

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW<br />

T: 01865 891466 F: 01865 891292<br />

E: sales@capcoder.com www.capcoder.com<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL<br />

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

Norden (UK) Ltd<br />

2 Tanners Drive, Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN<br />

T: 01462 895245 F: 01462 895683<br />

E: enquiries@norden.co.uk<br />

www.nordenmachinery.se<br />

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC<br />

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF<br />

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500<br />

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

105 Newdigate Road, Nottingham, NG16 1HN<br />

T: 0115 875 9846<br />

E: contact@raupack.co.uk www.raupack.co.uk<br />

SP Filling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,<br />

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF<br />

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553<br />

E: sales@sp-filling.co.uk www.sp-filling.co.uk<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

E: sales@marchesini.co.uk www.marchesini.com<br />

FILLING: POWDER<br />

All-Fill International Ltd<br />

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,<br />

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS<br />

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406<br />

E: info@allfill.co.uk www.allfill.co.uk<br />

The Food Machinery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL<br />

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC<br />

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF<br />

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500<br />

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

Rovema Packaging Machines Ltd<br />

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,<br />

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP<br />

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440<br />

E: sales@rovema.co.uk<br />

www.rovema.co.uk<br />

Statec Binder GmbH<br />

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,<br />

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0<br />

E: office@statec-binder.com<br />

www.statec-binder.com<br />

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC<br />

FILLING: SOLIDS<br />

MPE UK LIMITED<br />

7 Loader Advertise: Close, Kings Christine Worthy, Hampshire Valdes SO23 7TF T 020 8773 8111 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

T: 01962 620898 F: +49 (0)791/506-6500<br />

T: +44 1663 732 700<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

E: mark@mpe-uk.com<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

www.mpe-uk.com<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098<br />

E: sales@holmach.co.uk www.holmach.co.uk<br />