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MACHINERY UPDATE - ISSUE 4, VOLUME XXIX, JULY/AUGUST 2018

Issue 4, Volume XXIX, July/August 2018

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

Hello to a new era

Our major 40 page feature on automation, robotics and

vision reports on the latest technologies that are

helping to shape the future of manufacturing

INSIDE

NEWS

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NEW MACHINERY

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re-engineered with a linear

actuator system to reduce air

consumption and ultimately

reduce running costs while

also cutting carbon footprint

Find out more on page 20

LABELLING

A gin producer

has invested

in a new

labelling

system to

meet high

demand

PLUS

Former Waitrose md Lord

Mark Price will deliver

the keynote speech at the

PPMA Show 2018 in September

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July/August

Contents

7 NEWS

Six pages of industry news also

includes a piece on women in

engineering and manufacturing

14 NEW MACHINERY

A high speed bagging machine

provides fast changeovers

between seven styles of bag

26 INSTALLATIONS

Whitby Seafoods has doubled

its packing speeds for scampi

by installing a new line

36 SPECIAL FEATURE

AUTOMATION,

ROBOTICS & VISION

This 40 page feature examines

the very latest technologies

available to bring the IoT ever

closer to reality and covers

much robot and vision success

36

REGULAR FEATURES

76 LABELLING,

CODING & MARKING

Botanist Gin has switched from

hand labelling to a blow vac

print & apply system labeller

78 COMPONENTS

An IO-Link analogue hub is used

for Shawpak’s thermoformer to

deliver forming control and

critically, the sealing parameters

26

80 REGULATIONS

This time, we cover an updated

standard for designing-in the means

to prevent any unexpected machine

start-ups to stop any lucky escapes

82 WHO WHAT WHERE

People, events and diary dates

83 BUYERS’ GUIDES

Machinery and services

EDITOR:

Gail Hunt

PUBLISHING MANAGER:

Bill Lake

BUYERS GUIDE CO-ORDINATOR:

Chris Valdes

ARTWORK CONTRIBUTOR:

Barry Heath

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Embracing the

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digitisation

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Welcome to this bumper edition of Machinery Update

featuring our annual automation, robotics and vision

systems feature (it starts on page 36). With the ever

growing pressure for efficiency, these technology sectors deliver

the key to developing solutions in reducing production costs

in all application segments. They are also critical in the era of

digitisation and Industry 4.0 as they help to facilitate this new

way of working. In fact, industry surveys show above average

growth in these sectors and in particular an annual growth rate

for vision systems exceeding 10% per annum.

The feature covers 40 pages and includes details on a diverse

range of new technologies and the ways they are being used in

industry. For instance, we even cover a story from Norway that

sees machine vision being used to ensure salmon are killed

humanely as well as an interesting piece about how robotics can

attract tech-savvy youngsters to the manufacturing sector.

Our new machinery finder app

will allow you to answer your

supplier needs quickly and easily

Another good indication of how much interest there is in

the technology is the exceptional attendance of the recent

Machine Vision Conference run by the UKIVA. With visitor

numbers up 17% over last year’s inaugural event, it’s another clear

indication that this technology is growing in importance.

More details on this event can be found on page 9.

Internally, the PPMA is in the midst of our own phase of

digitisation with the development of a new website and other

digital services to help members and also you, the reader of this

magazine. The first of these projects to launch is a new machinery

finder app, which is a brand new digital version of the wellrespected

printed annual directory. More detail of this app,

which is available from August, free of charge through

Google Play or the Apple App store, is on page 7 of this issue.

The association has also been busy enhancing member services

with a number of new training courses, more networking events

with many hot topics discussed. One event covered the PackML

open standard which makes machines on a production line talk

to each other more easily. Hosted by Lenze, the event was as

useful to end users as well as to machine builders (see page 8).

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www.machineryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST 2018 MACHINERY UPDATE 7

L-R: Rob Robinson, Tony Crofts,

David Shaw with some of its team

Investment is set to

drive thermoformer

sales and turnover

Riverside Medical division Shawpak

is targeting £3 million sales as

interest in its thermoforming

machinery gathers pace.

Currently, £1 million is being

invested in creating a production

and showroom facility in

Newmarket Drive, Derby while

25 engineering and design

professionals have been recruited

to cope with increases in volume

and the aim to sell 100 machines

every year by 2020.

“We have been developing

the Shawpak range for three

years and the market has now

started to understand and take

advantage of the benefits our

technology provides,” says Tony

Crofts, sales and marketing

director at the company.

EXCEPTIONAL APPRENTICE WAS A WEDDING GUEST

Rewarded with Royal invite

HepcoMotion engineering apprentice Toby Cowan and his girlfriend

Izzy were lucky enough to attend the wedding of his Royal Highness

Prince Harry with Meghan Markle. He was nominated for this

prestigious invite because of his extensive work within the community

promoting apprenticeships and was put forward by Exeter College.

PPMA Show 2018 will

be 30th anniversary of

production line event

The PPMA Show will

return to the NEC,

Birmingham in

September (25-27) to showcase

the latest innovations in smart

manufacturing, processing

technology and packaging

machinery. Presenting

production technologies and

solutions for the food and

beverage, pharmaceutical,

toiletries and fmcg sectors,

visitors to the show will find

350 exhibitors representing

1,500 equipment brands,

all under one roof.

“Our 30th anniversary show

comes at a time when UK

manufacturing is enjoying its

longest period of expansion

since 1968 and these positive

signs will undoubtedly boost

confidence throughout the

sector,” says Andrew Mint,

ceo of the PPMA Group of

Associations. “Against this

backdrop, the event looks set

to be one of the best to date.”

New to the show this year

Mark Price is the keynote speaker

will be the Enterprise Zone

which will offer visitors a focal

point for learning, networking

and live debate. The keynote

address will be delivered by

Lord Mark Price, Minister of

State for Trade and Investment

who will bring his years of

experience as md of Waitrose

and deputy chairman of

The John Lewis Partnership

to the stage on the first day.

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Royal recognition

for pallet wrapping

solution company

Samuel Grant Packaging

received the Queen’s Award

for Enterprise for its pallet

wrapping solution called

the Samson Nano.

To qualify for the award,

the company had to prove how

the packaging industry had

been impacted by the solution

that includes inbuilt reporting

software and a special ‘price

per pallet’ costing system.

“We are hugely excited by

this accolade and are grateful

to our dedicated staff and loyal

customers who have made

this award possible,” says

Andrew Grant, managing

director and great grandson

of the founder of the company.

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A brand new processing and

packaging machinery finder app

is being developed by the

PPMA as a complementary

option to the printed version of

its Machinery Directory and

the Group website.

It means that from August,

users will be able to search over

500 processing, packaging,

robotics and vision systems

suppliers to answer their supplier

needs more easily. Available free

of charge through Google Play

or on the Apple App store, this

unique product will make finding

the required manufacturing

technology a simple task.

The App will allow the user to

access very detailed information

on a huge range of products from

each and every PPMA member

company and also provide direct

email and web links to the chosen

supplier. “This makes the whole

process of finding and speaking to

the company of choice, a very quick

and simple process,” says David

Chadd, head of publishing at the

PPMA Group of Associations.

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News

Speech on PackML open standard

was a draw for breakfast meeting

Over 30 PPMA members

and other machine

builders gathered for

a PPMA breakfast meeting

hosted by Lenze in June to

hear Uwe Keiter, chairman

of the OMAC Packaging

Workgroup extol the virtues

of the PackML open standard

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Lenze’s Uwe Keiter was speaking

The standard was initially

set up by a group of end users,

including Nestlé, P&G and

Unilever, to initiate a way of

making machines talk to each

other easier along a production

line comprising lots of kit.

“Fifteen years ago, software

developments were like the

Wild West with no consistency

between machines, even

the same type of machines,”

said Keiter. “This is why the

overall challenge of integration

costs has been addressed by

the standard.”

Attendees heard that at

machine level, the benefits

of using Pack ML include

increased interfacing and

overall equipment effectiveness

while total cost of ownership

goes down. One end user

believes that from the first idea

to full scale production has

been 3-4 months quicker by

using the standard. It also

offers benefits for OEMs and

system integrators.

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Machine vision event proved to

be successful for all participants

The UKIVA Machine

Vision Conference and

Exhibition held in Milton

Keynes in May proved to be

even more popular than last

year’s inaugural event, with

attendance up 17% on 2017.

This time, 54 technical

seminars and two keynote

presentations were supported

by an exhibition which saw

56 of the world’s leading

suppliers of industrial vision

components systems and

services show their latest

developments. Presenters

and exhibitors were

impressed by the number of

visitors who were seeking

vision solutions for live

applications, making this

a real platform for business.

The two keynote

presentations covered

different applications of

autonomous vehicles.

Professor Tony Pipe, deputy

director at Bristol Robotics

Laboratory, UWE talked about

the Venturer autonomous

car project, while Henry

Harris-Burland discussed

the challenges faced by

his company (Starship

Technologies) in bringing its

advanced personal delivery

robots to market.

The day was designed

to provide something for

everyone, and presentations

ranged from delivering

a basic understanding of

vision technology to the

complexities of subjects such

as deep learning and machine

A vision guided robot on the Acrovision stand was handing drinks to visitors

learning. These second two

topics attracted the largest

audiences of the day.

One popular seminar was

presented by Allan Anderson

of ClearView Imaging.

It was entitled: ‘Vision Systems

Don’t Work!’ and came up with

seven pieces of the puzzle as

to why vision systems can fail,

and sometimes spectacularly.

He did point out that after

50 years of evolution, and

millions of systems deployed

across the world, it is true to

say that only a few systems fail.

He talked about the key

areas where failures most

frequently occur and offered

guidance on how these

failures or mistakes can be

avoided. He told delegates

to think about algorithms;

complexity; flexibility;

set up; acceptance; cost and

knowledge. “Vision systems

are devised by vision

engineers and so can be

pretty complex,” he said.

“Make sure you get buy in

from everyone at the company,

including those on the factory

floor, to make things work.”

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Conference examined a

host of robotic options

Germany’s World Cup beer bottle

Saying cheers to

every team at this

year’s World Cup

Belgium’s Brouwerij Martens

introduced bottles of its premium

beer in 32 country-specific bottle

designs onto the French market for

the soccer World Cup with Direct

Print Powered by KHS.

Various images of the

participating nations have been

printed straight onto the PET

bottles using the technology which

the brewery was the first to use

a prototype of back in 2015.

The equipment allows

individual bottles, in batches of

one or allows manufacturers to

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With a combination

of speakers and

demonstrations,

OAL, the University of Lincoln

and ABB Robotics educated

representatives from over

30 food manufacturing

businesses on how the use

of robotics and automation

can overcome their

manufacturing challenges.

The Food Manufacturing

2030 conference was held

at the National Centre for

Food Manufacturing in May

and saw OAL demonstrate its

APRIL robotics flexible food

manufacturing platform;

Version eight of BRC Global

Food Safety Standard is

released this August and

companies will be audited

against these new standards

from February 2019.

Campden BRI is running

four BRC v8 briefing seminars

this autumn on the following

Chris Brett from Ocado

technology sharing how the

company is transforming

food retailing with digital

technologies; Steve Sanders

explaining how JSP Safety

Products had transformed

its manufacturing processes

by using 30 robots, and Mike

Wilson from ABB discussing

best practices in robot adoption.

During the day, the need

for demonstrators and

funding was raised. These

areas were addressed by

Liz Berry from the Food and

Drink Federation and Val

Braybrooks, Dean of Holbeach

Campus. Berry outlined the

latest funding opportunities

for food companies while

Braybrooks encouraged food

manufacturers to consider

working with academia

to explore and trial these

new technologies.

• Our 40 page feature on

automation, robotics and

vision systems starts on

page 36 of this issue.

BRC update seminars explain new changes

dates: 7 and 21 September;

19 October and 16 November

at its Chipping Campden,

Gloucestershire site.

They are designed to provide

a timely opportunity to find

out about the many changes

to the standard and what

businesses will have to

do to be compliant.

These seminars are suitable

for technical managers,

those who work on supplier

quality assurance schemes

and auditors within the food

industry.

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New electrical safety pre-test assessment service will help

manufacturers to avoid any costly product modifications

TÜV SÜD Product Service has

launched its new Electrical

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Service to help manufacturers

save costs and time by

identifying non-compliances

at an early stage in the

design process.

Electrical safety is

mandatory for legal access

to every major world market,

and manufacturers are under

pressure to minimise both

test times and costs.

TÜV SÜD’s Electrical Safety

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The service will minimise time in the laboratory and potential costly failures

ensures that a product

is completely ready for

compliance testing by

verifying that target-market

approved safety critical

components are being used.

TÜV SÜD will also develop

a comprehensive test plan,

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Is manufacturing really

pressing for progress?

This year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme of #PressforProgress prompted

Machinery Update to talk to three women about their experiences in manufacturing from different

perspectives to see if times were indeed, a-changin’

With the World

Economic Forum’s

2017 Global Gender

Gap Report findings telling

us that gender parity is over

200 years away - there has

never been a more important

time to keep motivated and

#PressforProgress, says

the International Women’s

Day website. And so how is

engineering/manufacturing

faring in this whole debate?

Juliet Canney has worked in fmcg

manufacturing for over twenty years

Juliet Canney graduated

with a degree in Chemical

Engineering from The

University of Bradford in

1988 and joined the graduate

scheme at United Biscuits.

She was introduced to the

idea of engineering as a

career firstly by her father

and secondly by her female

physics teacher who had been

an engineer with Vickers.

“I was drawn to

manufacturing, specifically

fmcg, because of a fascination

with how stuff is made,”

she tells Machinery Update.

Canney’s first challenge in

making it into manufacturing

was getting an A level in

physics. “I was the only

girl in my mid-80s mixed

comprehensive school to

take the course, but once that

was out of the way, having a

few other girls around me on

my subsequent degree course

was a bonus,” she says.

From United Biscuits,

Canney moved to Campbell’s

Soup as plant manager before

being promoted to production

planning manager where

she was first introduced to

all-things MRP/ERP.

LOGISTICS AT CADBURY

She joined Cadbury in 1993

as logistics manager where

she says not letting the (male)

managers pull the wool over

her eyes was vital to getting

the factory service level up

and inventory down.

After several other roles,

Canney joined Reckitt

Benckiser (RB) as European

supply chain project

manager, working across

27 sales organisations and

15 factories in every corner of

Europe. “In my eight years

at RB, I had three children,

three lots of maternity leave

and went back to slightly

different jobs each time,

to the point where my role was

far removed from my first,”

she explains. This is when she

decided to concentrate on her

family for a while.

CAREER INITIATIVES

Canney witnessed many

changes over the 20 or so years

she spent in manufacturing

but she says that from the

female perspective, she

definitely thinks that postmaternity

leave career

planning and opportunities

need to improve. “I think

some industries such as

accounting have addressed

this and have definite post

career break recruitment

initiatives, but I am not sure

manufacturing has this in

place,” she says.

The current general

manager at Festo is Eliza

Rawlings, a chartered

engineer by profession,

with a degree in electronic

engineering and a masters

in management from Bristol

University. She has enjoyed

a 25-year career in the

engineering and technology

sector and thinks that

engineering needs to appeal

to both men and women

students equally in order

to maximise access to the

country’s talent pool.

“It can be done: look at

medicine, where women

Post-maternity leave career

planning and opportunities need

to improve across manufacturing

Eliza Rawlings is general manager

at technology company Festo

applicants now represent over

50% of university intake,”

she says. Unfortunately,

engineering is still very much

behind in making progress in

this area and we should look

to learn lessons from other

sectors, she says.

“There’s also an issue

around retention,” she

continues, “as engineering

loses too many of its brightest

people to other sectors – such

as law and financial.

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

“We have to get across

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engineering companies are

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young people more aware of

the endless possibilities that

a career in engineering can

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“In engineering, you

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One person who is living

proof of this assertion is

Sophie Paveling who is an

electrical and mechanical

engineering apprentice at

Coca-Cola European Partners

(CCEP). After four years

at the company’s Milton

Keynes factory, she definitely

sees herself staying in

manufacturing.

“The manufacturing

industry has so much to offer,

and I’m excited to continue

working and progressing

within it,” she tells Machinery

Update.

electrical installations.

She was first attracted to

the manufacturing sector as

it is a high pressure industry

which is constantly evolving.

“I love to be challenged,

and I find that the work

environment provides me

with daily problems that

need to be solved,” she says.

“My apprenticeship has

given me the perfect balance

of theoretical and practical

experience, allowing me the

opportunity to constantly

learn and develop.

“What I love most is that

every day is different and I am

constantly faced with a variety

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they are always working to the

correct speed and producing

top quality products,” she

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machines for food, medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and technical

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Meech International

has launched the

latest addition to

its Hyperion static control

systems product family with

the 233v4 pulsed DC controller.

Suitable for use in a wide

variety of sectors, the unit is a

compact and powerful device

that enables greater control of

the ionisation performance.

THE NEW CONTROLLER’S

IP67 rating

means the 233v4 is not

vulnerable to dust or water

“For any static control

solution, an ionising bar is

a key component, but the

controller determines its

output and how efficiently

it functions,” explains David

Rogers, technical director

at Meech International.

“An upgrade to the current

233v3 and 997CM Hyperion

controllers, the 244v4 offers

ultimate flexibility in the

delivery of ionisation.

“With our ion current

monitoring (ICM) technology

and a maximum output

voltage of 15kV, it’s the

most powerful and capable

controller in the Hyperion

range,” he continues.

In operation, Meech’s

ICM technology monitors

the effectiveness of the

ionising equipment. This is

supported with integrated

LED status signals that alert

operators when the attached

ioniser needs to be cleaned,

preventing unscheduled

stoppages and keeping the

machine running efficiently.

Output voltage, frequency and

balance adjustments can be

made through the Hyperion

BarMaster remote programmer.

T 01993 706700

W www.meech.com


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Fast changeovers between up to

seven reclosable styles on bagger

Confectionery, cereals

and grated cheese in

reclosable packs are

among prime markets for a new

high speed bagging machine

from Italian manufacturer

PFM, able to provide fast

changeover between up to

seven bag styles.

The new Solaris Evo brings

continuous motion operation

into a field dominated up to

now by slower intermittent

machinery, allowing stand-up

pouches with a zipper

reclosure to be produced at

speeds up to 100 a minute.

FILM TRANSPORT PATHS

In addition, the machine

incorporates two alternative

film transport paths, allowing

standard pillow packs,

four-side seal PFM Steelo

bags and Doy style bags to be

produced without the usual

downtime required to rotate

the sealing unit between

different styles.

“The Solaris Evo can be

equipped with up to eight

servo motors, depending on

configuration, to provide

The machine incorporates two alternative film transport paths, allowing standard pillow packs, four-side seal

PFM Steelo bags and Doy style bags to be produced without the usual downtime required to rotate the sealing unit

between different styles. PFM thinks this machine will boost interest in the Steelo bag format for powders

versatility and a particularly

productive combination of

high running speed and fast

changeover,” explains PFM

sales and operations director

Chris Bolton.

Maximum speed on

standard pillow packs is 150

a minute while, on all styles

of bag, seal integrity is assured

by control software that

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provides a constant sealing

time, irrespective of overall

machine speed.

In particular, Bolton

expects the new machine to

boost interest in PFM Steelo

bags, on which the four

corners are heat-sealed to

improve both rigidity and

appearance to the point where

powdered products such

as desserts can be packed

without a carton.

“Volume for volume, the

Steelo bags can occupy

some 10-14% less space than

standard pillow packs, saving

both transit packaging cost

and supermarket shelf space,”

he told Machinery Update.

T 0113 239 3401

W www.pfmuk.com

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New Machinery

Flexible processing for

SVP pharma solutions

At ACHEMA 2018 in

June, Bosch presented

a system to prepare

small volume parenteral (SVP)

solutions in a quick, easy and

cost effective way that was

shown with the ALF 5000

filling and closing machine.

The modular designed

unit allows the system to be

expanded with additional

process vessels at any time,

and handles small ampoules

and injection bottles in batches

ranging from 15 to 250 litres.

The SVP250 LF processing

system on display included

both a preparation and a

storage vessel. Depending

on the desired volume,

these process vessels can

be expanded to four each,

in a range of different sizes.

“Moreover, the vessel’s conical

shape minimises product loss

during the emptying process,”

explains Dr John Medina,

sales director at the Bosch

subsidiary Pharmatec. “Given

the costly materials the system

handles, that translates into

a concrete financial benefit,”

he tells Machinery Update.

The ALF 5000 filling and closing machine is used in combi configuration

The preconfigured

architecture allows

processing modules to be

easily and flexibly installed

or exchanged, for instance

for different temperaturecontrol

concepts or the

feeding of different media

like powders, liquids or

gases. Liquid ingredients

are automatically dosed by a

pump. And since the process

vessels are equipped with a

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gassing module for nitrogen,

production can also take place

under low-oxygen conditions.

The system features

a module for two-stage

sterile filtration for aseptic

preparation, which is situated

between the preparation vessel

and storage vessel.

• Our ACHEMA review starts

on page 23.

T 01332 626262

W www.boschpackaging.com

It gives options for future growth

Conveyor solutions

for chilled and also

deep-freeze needs

Interroll’s new modular conveyor

platform (MCP) for chilled and

deep-freeze environments, with

decentrally controlled RollerDrive

drive technology, expands the

range of MCP applications.

Deep-freeze logistics poses

special challenges for material

flow solutions but can now

benefit from an efficient, zero

pressure accumulation material

flow down to minus 30deg C.

The energy efficient 24-V roller

conveyors and diverters support

a zero pressure accumulation

operation and increase the work

productivity, says the company.

It can also reduce manual

labour in deep-freeze areas.

The new deep-freeze MCP

from Interroll offers flexible

and scalable configuration

with standard plug-and-play

components.

T 01536 312770

W www.interroll.co.uk

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New Machinery

Pouch formats can be changed

in less than 15 minutes on unit

KHS says its Innopouch

Bartelt K series

pouch machines offer

flexibility, precision, ease

of operation and hygiene,

as well as achieving format

changeovers in less than

15 minutes.

With an ever increasing

variety of products to be

processed, this servo-driven

system offers the beverage

and food market short setup

times combined with a high

level of productivity. It can

also be combined with the

KHS Innopack Bartelt CMC

cartoner for a complete pouch

packaging line from a single

source supplier.

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The Innopouch K series

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machine for pouch filling and

an FFS (form, fill and seal)

variant for pouch production

and filling. “The production

stage can be flexibly retrofitted

from the FS to the FFS version

at a later stage as the machine

is modular,” says Thomas

Brooker, senior product

manager at KHS USA.

The horizontal, cyclic

packaging system makes

stand-up, flat and bottom

gusset pouches from film

laminate. It can run in both

simplex (one pouch per

machine cycle) and duplex

(two pouches per machine

cycle) operation and, with the

Innopouch K-400, formats can

be changed easily.

T 0121 713 6900

W www.khs.com


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Entry level detector grows

as retailer demands change

Fortress Technology

has just re-launched

its flagship entry-level

Phantom metal detector so

that when future production

requirements and retailer

codes of practice demands, it

can be upgraded to include the

data capture specifications in

the company’s Stealth model.

Developed for new food

manufacturers, SMEs and

companies in emerging

markets, the Phantom range

offers robust metal detection

functionality and quality

assurance in a fit-for-purpose,

reliable way. By rationalising

some of the technology

options previously available,

Phantom users pay for the

features they need to satisfy

local and international food

safety standards at a price

point that suits their budget.

Yet, by sticking to a

universal modular design

and introducing a common

membrane panel, all Fortress

customers benefit from being

able to upgrade to a Stealth

model’s level of performance

to meet the most stringent UK

The new Phantom metal detector is designed for SMEs in the food business

retailer codes of practice when

it is demanded.

Suitable for inspecting

bakery, meat, dairy,

confectionery, fresh, ambient,

chilled and frozen food,

healthcare and packaged

products including any

items with aluminium foil

packaging, the Phantom can

be installed in a conveyor,

gravity, pipeline, bulk or

laboratory configuration.

Although upgrades to

existing Phantom operating

systems are available for the

lifetime of the machine, this

is the first time Fortress has

offered customers the option

to add features from another

model in its range.

The basis for this product

rationalisation, explains Phil

Brown, md of Fortress is the

volume of food SMEs within

the European market and

more interest in food safety

from emerging economies.

T 01295 256266

W www.fortresstechnology.co.uk

Cleanrooms are a growth sector

Door range meets

cleanroom demands

for effective seals

Efaflex showcased one of

its high-speed doors at

the Cleanroom Technology

conference at the NEC in May.

“We have designed a family of

products to overcome all aspects

associated with cleanroom

environments, with the range

combining door opening speeds,

great aesthetics, quality, and

performance,” explains Darren

Turrell, the company’s UK md.

“Our smooth edged construction

minimises maintenance and

simplifies cleaning,” he says.

Certified to TܨV for use in

cleanrooms up to ISO Class 6,

they can operate up to 200,000

cycles between maintenance

intervals and open up to

2.5 metres per second.

The CR Series includes the

CRC, which has been developed

for cosmetics and pharma.

T 01952 582641

W www.efaflex.co.uk

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for, but not limited to, eco friendly, tamper evidence,

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New Machinery

Latest sealer helps meet

energy efficiency goals

In a direct bid to offer

customers greater energy

efficiency, Endoline

Machinery has re-engineered

one of its random case sealers

with a linear actuator system

to reduce air consumption and

ultimately reduce running

costs while cutting carbon

footprint and noise emissions.

The company has replaced

pneumatic components on its

734 high speed random case

sealer with servo driven

linear actuators to reduce

pneumatic supply demands.

“In its old format, the 734

could consume up to 390 litres

of air per minute,” explains

Keith Habben, engineering

manager at Endoline

Machinery.

“When the system was

first launched in 2003, it

was commonly installed

as a stand-alone machine,”

he continues. “However,

with manufacturers now

integrating other systems to

create fully turnkey lines, the

requirements for overall air

consumption can significantly

increase and consequently, air

In developing its automatic

filling system RobaFeed 3 with

granulate container GlueFill,

Robatech has ensured that

along with increased line

efficiencies and cost savings,

operators are also protected

from possible dangers, such

as burns, during the filling

of the hot melt systems.

Robatech says it is

committed to establishing

a protected and safe work

environment for operating

personnel of adhesive

application solutions and

The upgraded 734 sealer cuts air consumption and reduces noise emissions

supply and noise levels will

also rise.”

Commonly driven by motors,

pneumatic compressors need

to run continually, consuming

energy and air even when the

machine is stationery. When

additional machinery is added

to the line, also requiring

air, the pressure fluctuations

can also have a detrimental

effect on the reliability

and efficiency of the whole

production line.

By replacing the core

Employee safety has been designed-in to hot

melt adhesive systems for benefits all round

thus to saving costs in this

area for a company.

Filling a hot melt adhesive

system involves a certain

risk, as the tank systems can

reach temperatures of up to

200deg C. When opening

the tank for filling, there is a

risk of burns due to adhesive

splashing or contact with

already melted adhesive but,

says Robatech, risks can be

avoided with its automatic

filling system.

T 01268 490035

W www.robatechgt.com

pneumatic components on

its 734 with the servo driven

linear actuators, Endoline

is set to help manufacturers

reduce running costs and

noise emissions significantly.

Installed within almost

100 factories globally, the

high speed, fully automatic,

734 sealer can seal up to

20 random cases per minute.

All of these 734 models can be

upgraded to this new system.

T 01793 425800

W www.multivac.co.uk

Filling systems can avoid accidents

A laser safety curtain is offered

Bulk bag

conditioner

is safer

A new Block-Buster bulk bag

conditioner from Flexicon

features a laser safety curtain

that automatically stops the

system’s hydraulic rams, scissor

lift and turntable if the laser

beam is obstructed, eliminating

the need for safety-hinged

doors and interlock switches for

operator safety.

The conditioner loosens

densely packed bulk solid

materials in bulk bags by means

of hydraulic rams with specially

contoured end plates that press

and release opposing sides of the

bag. A hydraulically-actuated,

variable-height scissor lift with

accordion style dust skirt and

turntable allows conditioning of

the bag on all sides at all heights.

The number and pressure of

hydraulic ram actuations, the

height of the turntable, and the

number of 90-degree rotations

are user adjustable. The system

controller and hydraulic pump can

be mounted on the exterior of the

frame or remotely.

The new conditioner is

intended for bulk bags containing

hygroscopic chemicals, certain

types of spice blends, heatsensitive

products, and other

materials prone to solidifying to

the point at which pneumaticallyactuated

flow promotion

accessories integral to bulk bag

dischargers are inefficient or

completely ineffective.

It is available as a stand-alone

unit or an integral component of

a bulk bag discharger.

T 01227 374710

W www.flexicon.co.uk


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The exhibition was well attended

Latest labeller offers reliable

and versatile options at speed

ACHEMA 2018

presented nearly

4,000 exhibitors

ACHEMA 2018 closed its doors at

4pm on June 15, having played host

to 3,800 exhibitors and 167,000

participants from more than 100

countries. The Frankfurt exhibition

bills itself as the global centre of

process industries and the event

reflected the positive trends seen in

chemicals and several other sectors.

“We see significant growth

in some exhibition fields such

as automation, pharmaceutical,

packaging and storage

technologies, but also in the

mechanical processes group,”

explains Dr Thomas Scheuring,

CEO of organiser DECHEMA.

Digitisation dominated many

sectors including laboratory

equipment, plant engineering,

packaging and logistics.

PPMA members were well

represented at the show and

here, and on the following spread,

we highlight just some of the

products that were demonstrated

throughout the five days.

The new BL A525 CW

labeller belongs to the

extensive BL A range

of versatile and reliable

carton tracking and labelling

machines from Marchesini

and the machine showcased

at ACHEMA 2018 also included

a high speed load cell.

After installing it on the

BL A420, this load cell has

also now been installed on

the 525 model for the first

time, thus boosting the unit’s

versatility and performance

even further, says the company.

The end result is a high-tech

machine capable of weighing,

serialising and labelling

cartons to give them their

unique identity, as requested

by current market demands.

On the BL A525 CW, the load

cell is fully integrated into the

step conveyance system and

can weigh each individual

carton at very high production

speeds. This system is much

more compact than the classic

solution (where the weighing

unit is positioned in line).

By integrating the load cell

into the toothed belt conveyor

Several live demonstrations were seen on the Marchesini stand at the show

of the BL A525 CW, this unit

is able to identify the position

and weight of the individual

cartons at any time. If correct,

the product moves onto the

following stations for tracking,

labelling and sealing and

the carton is transferred to

the machine downstream;

if they are not correct, the

carton does not move onto

the following phases but is

rejected according to the

‘Fail Safe’ logic.

A patented timing device

sets the cartons at the correct

distance apart on the two

toothed belts that can be

adjusted according to the

length of the cartons.

T 01525 216201

W www.marchesini.com

The latest version of the wrapping machine is easily accessible for cleaning

Flow wrapper gives gains for

pharma and healthcare sector

At ACHEMA, Schubert-Pharma

presented a cross-section

of its packaging solutions

for the pharmaceutical and

healthcare industry. For the

first time, visitors saw the latest

generation of the Flowmodul

flow wrapping unit in action,

packing BFS ampoules into

flow packs. The company

also presented its portfolio of

engineering services.

On the TLM packaging

machine demonstrated,

high barrier films were used

to protect pharmaceutical

products from environmental

factors. Various sealing

processes can be used with

the unit while thermal and

ultrasonic sealing are offered.

The Flowmodul offers

manufacturers a compact,

high-performance machine

with a high degree of

flexibility, says Schubert-

Pharma. The unit has a fully

automatic carrier change with

replaceable cassettes for other

formats.

T 01676 525825

W www.schubert-uk.co.uk


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ATEX-compliant concepts

provide safety to industries

NORD presented a wide

range of products at

ACHEMA but the main

focus was on ATEX compliant

drive concepts for the

processing industry, as well as

the especially robust SK 180 E

frequency inverter. Drives for

pump applications, nsd tupH

corrosion protection treatment

for harsh environments

and industrial gear units in

UNICASE housings rounded

off the range of products

demonstrated.

Whether in the chemical,

pharmaceutical or food

industries, flammable gases

and dust in processing

industries create serious

safety risks for people

and machines. NORD has

been a certified manufacturer

for many years and its range

includes ATEX-compliant drive

solutions such as gas explosion

protected motors, gear units

and electronic drive technology

for Zones 1, 2, 21 or 22.

The explosion protection

range features the integration

of external fans, back

stops or brakes (depending

on the zone); on request,

combined dust/gas explosion

protected systems for ambient

temperatures up to plus

60deg C and delivery worldwide

with documentation

The SK 180 E - NORDAC BASE

in more than 20 languages.

If required, the maintenance

intervals which are determined

for the specific application can

be stamped on the type plates.

With the SK 180 E -

NORDAC BASE, the range

also includes many ATEXcompliant,

decentralised

frequency inverters for various

applications which are not only

economical in operation but

are also available in protection

class IP69K. This ensures

that complete sealing of the

housing is guaranteed, even

for processing applications

which require frequent high

pressure cleaning.

A special focus of the stand

was the range of explosion

protected pump drives.

The fully matched drive

systems, consisting of the gear

unit, motor and frequency

inverter, form master-slave

groups which communicate

intelligently with each other

and therefore take over the

monitoring or control of the

complete pump system.

T 01235 534404

W www.nord.com

Data is analysed effectively

Data mining service

is added to range

of pharma offers

Bosch Packaging Technology,

through its subsidiary Hüttlin,

presented its new data mining

service which has been

added to the range of pharma

services for solid dosage forms.

The aim is to evaluate existing

machine data more effectively

so that users can identify and

eliminate root causes.

Thanks to this tool, it is

now possible to examine

large amounts of data for the

smallest effects using statistical

methods. In general, the data

from two production batches

is already sufficient to draw

first conclusions. All it takes

is machine sensors, which

already collect data on almost all

historical machines, as well as

the right tool to disclose the data,

says Dr Marc Michaelis,

an expert from Hüttlin.

T 01332 626262

W www.boschpackaging.com

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Variable and serialised

data printed effectively

At this year’s ACHEMA,

Atlantic Zeiser

showcased how to

implement cost-efficient late

stage printing of complete

pharmaceutical labels for vials

with variable and serialised

data, achieving abrasion-proof

printing quality.

Using the digital high-speed

Digiline label printing system,

pharmaceutical companies

and contract packers can

replace older technologies.

Shortly before the

beginning of the trade show,

the company reported that two

well-known pharmaceutical

manufacturers decided to

switch to Digiline Label.

“These two orders once again

demonstrate the Digiline

Label’s versatility in fulfilling

a wide range of customer

requirements,” says Frank

Sablinski, director sales

pharma & packaging

solutions at Atlantic Zeiser.

“Thanks to the fully digital

printing technology, print

jobs can be loaded and started

quickly without requiring

mechanical changeovers.

The work station allows for safe and easy removal of any misprinted labels

That can save up to 60

minutes per print job, while

the running expenses

are more than 30% lower

compared with thermal

transfer printing,” he explains.

At any rate, the contact-free

OMEGA DoD UV inkjet printer

is the unit’s centrepiece.

It ensures the print quality on

various label materials such

as paper, PP, PE, and PVC.

Another benefit is that the

print is resistant to abrasion,

light, and solvents.

The downstream work

station allows users to

manually remove misprinted

labels, and replace them

with blank labels which are

about to be reprinted.

This way, there are no gaps

on the finished printed roll.

Thanks to the re-check

function, during which the

camera re-checks reworked

sections, operator errors are

virtually eliminated.

T 01264 324222

W www.atlanticzeiseruk.com

A modular design

means freeze dryer

offers flexible output

At ACHEMA 2018, Bosch

Packaging Technology presented

its newly developed freeze dryer.

The lyophilisation system can be

used to stabilise thermolabile

and delicate active ingredients,

like oncological medications,

vaccines or antibodies.

“Short time-to-market, high

quality and cost efficiency are key

for pharmaceutical manufacturers

and our new freeze dryer is not

only energy efficient, but also

offers short cycle times together

with reliable product quality in

large batches,” explains Annabel

Madero, product manager at

Austrian subsidiary SBM.

Its modular design makes the

GMP-compliant freeze dryer

suitable for the production of

small batches for clinical trials.

T 01332 626262

W www.boschpackaging.com

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Installation News

Automated pallet wrapper is

cost saving purchase for DIY

Antalis Packaging has

helped one of the

UK’s leading DIY

retailers eliminate over half

of its packaging waste and

cut costs by 60% after

recommending the distributor

install an automated pallet

wrapping machine.

Realising that its

packaging process was

proving increasingly

ineffective and costly, the

company in question, which

supplies home and garden

improvement products across

the UK, was looking for a new

method to simplify how goods

are contained on a pallet. The

original process involved the

use of heat shrink to contain

loads on to pallets, whereby

a shrink hood was placed

over a pallet and a flame gun

was used to shrink the film.

About 1,200 pallets were being

wrapped on a daily basis,

but with a very slow average

speed of just 4-5 minutes per

pallet. A speedier solution

was becoming a critical

requirement for the company.

hazards and risks

Early investigations also

uncovered a number of fire

hazards and health and

safety risks, with the pallet

shrink gun, in particular,

forcing employees to

repeatedly bend down and

also be at risk of burning

themselves. In addition,

with only one size of shrink

hood available, wastage

was high – making it clear

that to maintain a safe

and economical service,

a complete overhaul of the

packaging procedure was

needed by the company.

The DIY distributor called

on the help of the Antalis

Packaging team which

resulted in the installation of

four Lantech S300XT semiautomatic

pallet wrappers.

Packaging waste has been reduced by 75% which has resulted in cost savings for the DIY customer of 60%

At the heart of this approach

was speed and efficiency, as

production speeds of up to

30-40 pallets per hour was

offered by the equipment.

“The demonstration

stage was imperative, it’s

something we recommend

with all customers looking to

introduce a new packaging

solution on a larger scale,”

says Martin Styler, machinery

sales director for Antalis

Packaging. “It’s important to

see the machine in action but

to also engage with the people

who will be handling it, to

really grasp any challenges

that may arise.”

Alongside the practical

demonstrations, the team also

carried out a film audit and

film trials to ensure the best

stretch film was selected for

the pallet wrapper.

great improvements

Since introducing the

new system, the company

has witnessed significant

improvements in its plant.

In operation, pallets are

now taken to the wrap zone

where a top sheet is added to

the pallet and the wrapping

process is instigated remotely.

As a result, pallets are now

being wrapped at a speed

The demonstration stage was

an important part of the machine

installation in the DIY facility

that is 70% quicker than the

previous process.

Also, packaging waste has

been reduced by 75%,

resulting in cost savings for

the customer of over 60%.

In addition, the simplification

has removed the fire hazards

and the health and safety

issues for the operators.

“We are delighted to

have been able to deliver a

solution that provides not only

phenomenal cost savings and

process improvements, but it

also provides a safer working

environment for employees,”

says Styler. “The Lantech

S300XT has streamlined the

packaging procedures and

enhanced proficiency, helping

the company to continue to

deliver their products and

ultimately improve their

profitability.”

T 0370 241 1466

W www.antalispackaging.co.uk


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Installation News

Water tablets are flow wrapped

in a timely and also safer fashion

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Fuji’s new box motion

Alpha 8 wrapper has

just been installed into

a water purification tablet

supplier to meet the need for

a larger pack size to overcome

any issues with safety for

young children.

The customer approached

Fuji’s UK distributor

Paramount Packaging as it

was looking for alternative

options to wrap its 3.25g

and 11.9g water purification

tablets. It wanted to continue

to use paper and aluminium

foil packaging but wanted

them to be hermetically

sealed and packed at speeds

of 200 a minute. In operation,

the Alpha 8 can produce up

to 400 a minute.

It also wanted the packs

to be larger than normal, so

they didn’t look like sweets

to children, which can be an

issue for some flow wrappers

but was overcome easily by

Fuji’s advanced film tracking

and tension control.

FAST HERMETIC SEALS

Paramount recommended

its new Alpha 8 wrapper to

achieve the hermetic seals

at the required speeds

and also, fully automated

product feeding with a

vibratory bowl feeder.

This feeder orientates the

tablets into a single-file line

to ensure a continuous stream

of product is fed onto the

in-line belt feeder.

In this way, products that

are touching or irregularly

spaced are automatically

synchronised in time with the

operation of the jaws and fed

onto the film.

The system consists of two

belts – a pre-feed and timing

conveyor – which can be

removed easily for cleaning.

T 01252 815252

W www.paramount-packaging.

co.uk


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Scampi is handled in double

time to meet customer needs

Frozen seafood

manufacturer Whitby

Seafoods has doubled

its packing speeds by

installing a new packaging

and distribution line from

tna for its locally sourced

langoustines, or scampi.

The company specialises in

locally sourced langoustines

– or scampi – that are breaded

and sold in bitesize portions.

A recent rebrand has seen

new pack sizes range from

between 200 and 300g in a

standard pillow bag format

so new equipment has had

to deliver efficient product

The VFFS unit handles bags quickly

Adpak MU J-A 2018 ARTWORK

changes and integration

with existing elements of the

production line.

Whitby Seafoods was

looking to increase capacity

with a third packaging line

and chose to install the tna

robag FX 3ci – a vertical, form,

fill and seal (VFFS) unit that

allows consistent high quality

at a fast speed for a range of

bag sizes.

This new line works

comfortably at 140 bags per

minute, effectively doubling

product throughput.

tna’s robag FX 3ci has a

rotary jaw design that uses

advanced sealing technology

for improved seal integrity

at high speeds. Its compact

design, including a shorter

bagging system height and

small footprint, was ideal for

the low ceiling in the factory.

Helping to realise further

performance benefits, the

packing system was fitted with

the tna intelli-weigh omega

314 multihead weigher. With

capabilities for a 2,200 kg per

hour in-feed to the packaging

system, it was imperative any

Whitby Seafoods specialises in locally sourced scampi that is breaded

upstream equipment could

keep up with the bagger speed.

Also, the tna robag FX 3ci

and its simplified film system

for easy film threading and

high accuracy control has

improved efficiencies at

Whitby Foods by reducing film

waste and cutting changeover

procedures from two minutes

to 30 seconds. This is crucial

when dealing with frozen

products that cannot thaw

while being processed.

Also key to improving

efficiencies at the site was

achieving the smooth transfer

of products from one part of

the production line to the next

which is why the tna roflo VM 3

vibratory motion distribution

system with integrated controls

was installed. Feeding into the

tna robag FX 3ci, the distribution

system has helped to increase

product throughput, by

providing an additional

on-line storage facility.

T 0121 628 8900

W www.tnasolutions.com

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Installation News

Checkweighers ensure

spuds comply at speed

To cope with compliance

issues for its frozen

potato processing

production lines operating at

higher speeds, Lamb Weston/

Meijer has retrofitted five new

Mettler Toledo checkweighers.

The conveyor speed of the

new equipment has been

synchronised to the higher

throughput rates, and can also

be adapted to accommodate

any further increase in

production which is planned

by the Dutch company by 2020.

And to continue to ensure

conformity, products need

to be reliably checked to

make sure they meet the

requirements of net content

laws for packaged products

and to ensure customer

satisfaction – as well as to

eliminate expensive product

giveaway. The automatic

checkweighers are installed

downstream of a multihead

weigher where Lamb Weston’s

French fries are portioned

before ultimately being packed

into 1kg bags.

The bags are then weighed,

with ‘bad’ products being

rejected by a pusher to enable

off-weight products to be

sorted out reliably.

To help this process, a light

barrier monitors whether

the rejection of underweight

or overweight products was

successful. If this is not the

case, a message is displayed

The 1kg bags are weighed and ‘bad’ products rejected by a special pusher

The plant processes potatoes into French fries and other speciality products

in the info section of the 15in

touchscreen terminal. An

immediate conveyor shutdown

and the activation of a

potential-free contact to warn

the production personnel

allows them to easily remove

‘bad products’ from the ‘good

products’ path and then feed

them back into the production

process in the end.

More than one hundred

employees at the Oosterbierum

plant of Lamb Weston ensure

that potatoes are processed

into high-quality pre-fried

frozen French fries and

other potato specialties.

The high-tech nature of the

manufacturing process makes

the company’s production

environment very complex, so

the checkweigher design was

adapted to this environment.

Due to the small amount of

space available, Lamb Weston

needed a checkweighing

solution that had a small

footprint and, at the same

time, was adapted to the

height dimensions of

upstream and downstream

machines. For instance,

the entire checkweighing

system has been designed

to a special height to match

the height of the customer’s

production line system.

And to further accommodate

space requirements, the

conveyor control system has

been positioned externally

with a separate control cabinet

including the weighing

terminal.

The Mettler Toledo

FreeWeigh.Net software

package also allows the

checkweighers to be used

in the integrated production

network for recording

statistical quality data.

The company’s entire

production process can thus

be traced and recorded on item

level as well as on batch level,

and the system facilitates an

accurate overview of current

production data.

In this way, Lamb Weston

covers the entire scope of

finished packaging and filling

process checking and can

react faster to any changes in

the production process.

T 0116 235 7070

W www.mt.com

Product changeovers are speedy

Pumps help

hot sauce

accuracy

Germany-based Paradies Eis

is leveraging the benefits of

peristaltic pump technology

from Watson-Marlow Fluid

Technology Group (WMFTG) to

dose hot chocolate sauce into ice

cream. The company is using the

latest 530 peristaltic pumps and

tubing for the reliability that this

delicate task requires.

Further benefits delivered to

Paradies Eis include low pump

maintenance requirements,

excellent processing capabilities,

high levels of accuracy and easy

operation.

Chocolate has to be dosed at

a temperature of about 60deg C

into the ice cream, where the

liquid mass then hardens again.

At Paradies Eis, peristaltic pumps

are used for this task as without

valves, seals or moving parts in

the fluid path, peristaltic pumps

are ideal for operation in hygienic

environments, says WMFTG.

In use, the pumped media only

comes into contact with a food

quality tube. Moreover, media

is pumped very gently and with

extremely low shear forces,

so product quality is never

compromised. Peristaltic

pumps also offer high precision

and reproducibility, which

help maximise product

consistency, an important

consideration in ice cream

manufacture.

The Watson-Marlow 500

series runs quietly and evenly

and performs reliably with a high

degree of accuracy, according to

brand owner Axel Steen.

T 01326 370362

W www.wmftg.co.uk


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Grinder delivers

consistent mince

As well as grinders, Laska also manufactures a range of other processing kit

Multivac UK has

installed a Laska

super grinder into the

Addo Food Group enabling

the business to produce a

consistent, high-quality

minced meat in different

sizes for its chilled savoury

products. It utilises both fresh

and frozen types of meat.

The company produces

sausage rolls, pork pies,

hot pies, savoury eggs,

slices, and quiche across six

manufacturing sites throughout

the UK and required a new

machine to mince frozen and

fresh meats to a high quality.

The machine needed to

ensure product consistency,

organoleptic delivery and

flexibility of the meats.

When Processing Product

Specialist at Multivac UK Liam

Smith visited the Spalding

Bakery manufacturing site,

he discovered the number one

consideration for the machine

was enhancing product

quality. The machine selected

was therefore the Laska WWB

200 super grinder.

This grinder has a hopper

size of 550 litres and a 200mm

grinding hole plate diameter.

The unit offered the Addo

Food Group the opportunity

to increase the quality of the

product and also the ability to

grind meat down to 3mm from

a frozen block at -25deg C in

one process.

double seal system

Another key feature of the unit

is the design of the double

sealing system, which enables

separation of product from

mechanical parts, even in

the event of excessive wear

or mechanical failure.

This results in reduced risk

of contamination.

The quality within the

Laska system is also vastly

improved due to the angular

feed and working system, says

Multivac. The angular design

ensures only the optimum

amount is presented to the

grind plates at any time to

ensure maximum quality

and minimum product stress

and heat rise. These features

were key to the success of

the trial and ultimately,

the machine purchase for

Addo Food Group.

T 01793 425800

W www.multivac.co.uk


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Installation News

All-seeing x-ray helps to ensure

quality for delicatessen ranges

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Wrappers

The detection capabilities

of Ishida’s IX-GA 2475

x-ray inspection system

are helping to ensure the

quality and extend the shelf

life of a range of delicatessen

products produced by

a leading poultry processor

based in Belgium.

Volys Star’s charcuterie

range of sliced meats

are packed in modified

atmosphere packaging (MAP)

or skinpack trays and then

subjected to high pressure

pasteurisation which involves

sealed trays being immersed

in cold water under high

isostatic pressure.

This gives the packed meats

an extended shelf life of up to

three months, but only if

the seal integrity of the pack

is maintained.

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48 packs

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80 to 185g for 20 hours a

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The Ishida x-ray is able

to spot product in the seal

area and at the same time,

can also detect any unwanted

foreign bodies, in particular

small metal parts. The system

features two separate reject

bins, one for foreign bodies

and another for any seal

defects.

“Clearly, to find foreign

bodies in the packs is

essential, but being able to

identify faulty seals before

the pasteurisation process

is a significant extra benefit,

particularly in minimising

product waste,” explains

the company’s operations

manager Filip Bonné.

T 0121 607 7700

W www.ishidaeurope.com


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Handling and conveying solution

is saving time and product losses

The Kidlington site of

Essentra Components

(EC) has worked with

UPM Conveyors on an ongoing

component capture project

that has seen a customised

solution being installed and

commissioned this year.

The project began last

autumn and EC Kidlington

production engineers were

joined by their counterparts

at UPM to conduct root cause

analysis. Together, they

identified several ‘loss zones’

where components were

escaping from either poorly

designed component chutes,

conveyors which were unfit

for purpose, or overriding

discharge points due to static

from the moulding process.

These components were

scrapped due to possible

contamination from landing

on the floor, and therefore

ultimately causing machines

to overrun.

Due to the variety of

products produced (Essentra

offer over 35,000) it was

necessary for UPM to evaluate

different belt types and flight

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The project continues and will see more UPM conveyors installed at the site

combinations to accommodate

all possible solutions. However,

the biggest challenge was

the integration and mating

systems for the conveyor,

component chute and

anti-static equipment,

explains UPM’s Roy Fowler.

“Surprisingly, there are very

few suppliers that offer all

three solutions, or are willing

to modify standard equipment

to suit customer requirements

whilst working with suppliers

of the other key components,”

he told Machinery Update.

R&D and then trials have

taken about six months and

involved EC and UPM also

working with Fraser anti-static

solutions as well as fabricator

TDI Solutions.

The resulting solution now

includes the integration of a

custom designed chute using

a dock designed by UPM’s

Sean Martin, and deposits all

components onto the centre of

customised UPM swan necked

conveyors. At discharge

point, Fraser de-ionisation

equipment removes all static

from the components, and

ensures a clean drop to the

inspection tables.

“We are lucky enough to be

playing a part in a period of

change and development, and

working with colleagues such

as those from UPM, who have

the same energy for change as

ourselves, enables significant

progress,” comments Chris

Butler, process development

manager at EC Kidlington.

“Their attitude towards

delivery, safety and the open

exchange of ideas matches our

own, and is a key component

in driving essential factory

improvements,” he says.

The Essentra & UPM project

team are now working on the

second and third phases of

this ongoing project.

T 01753 548801

W www.upmconveyors.co.uk

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Installation News

VFFS machine meets customer

demand for a biltong producer

Intamac Packaging Systems

has installed a vertical

form, fill and seal (VFFS)

machine at Simply African

Foods to keep up with the

growing demand for its range

of biltong products.

The machine is an

IPS420E-SS with integrated

10 head multi-head which is

specially designed to pack

dried goods for the snack food

industry.

Simply African Foods was

established in 2002 by Donald

Dodson, who discovered that

traditional South African food

was not produced to a high

standard in the UK. Today, and

with orders from supermarkets

across the UK, the company has

had to speed up its production.

It was on a cold Christmas Eve

in 2017, at a Farmer’s Market in

Petersfield, that the family-firm

first learnt about Intamac and

its VFFS pouch machine.

While sampling some chilli

biltong, Fran Bowes of Intamac

realised that the company

needed to drastically increase

its productivity.

The driving force behind

Purchasing the machine has been a turning point for the family owned business

Simply African Foods is

Donald’s son Neil who

has continued to grow the

business. Neil realised that

the opportunities were there

to move onto the next level,

from hand-packing to a fully

automated system, and he

believes that purchasing the

machine is a turning point for

the company.

“We were initially

concerned about the outlay on

a packaging machine but the

Intamac machinery is compact

and great value,” he says.

“We’ve been able to remain

in our current premises, train

our great team to use the new

machinery and worked closely

with Intamac to create

a bespoke solution.”

The machine has also

enabled a number of cost

savings to be made including

15% on packaging costs

over the coming year.

“We have been able to increase

one of our key contracts from

packing 700 packs a week to

9,700 packs, and this is just

the beginning,” he continues.

“We have more buying power

with our suppliers, in particular

for meat and packaging,

because we are producing so

much more product to fulfil

the new contracts that we

have won since purchasing

the automatic machine.”

Tom Poston, sales executive

for Intamac, understood the

food company’s requirements

from the offset. “When we first

met with Neil we knew that

he was our perfect customer,”

he says. “We looked at their

current production and what

they wanted to achieve in the

future and recommended the

IPS420E-SS as the perfect

solution for them.”

T 01420 593680

W www.buckham.co.uk/

about-intamac

Integrated topload cartoner has proved popular with firms

in the cake, biscuit and cereal bar sectors since interpack

Bosch Packaging Technology

company Kliklok is reporting

excellent sales for its ITC

integrated topload cartoner

that it first launched at

interpack, last year.

Food companies in the

US and Europe have already

ordered the new system to

pack flow wrapped mini-cakes,

digestive biscuits and cereal

bars in 4; 5; 10 and 12-pack

variants. The single,

fully automated solution

performs three main

functions; carton forming,

loading

and closing,

using just

one HMI

touch

screen.

According

to Kliklok

marketing

manager

Michelle

Newman,

this enables

The ITC loads products ‘on the move’

to achieve the higher speed output

interlink

three

separate

pieces of

equipment

with the

associated

conveyors.

The

Kliklok ITC

offers the

flexibility

to change

manufacturers to reduce their

production line footprint and

avoid the need to source and

formats and run a variety of

carton styles and products,

be they flow wraps, roll wraps,

or tablets. Once the carton

is formed, an intelligent

transport system is used

to carry it independently

through the machine loading

and closing module. Product

loading is carried out by

robots which achieve high

speed operation.

In addition, the robots

used in the ITC are able to

track the carton transport

system and load products

‘on the move’.

T 01275 836131

W www.kliklok-int.com


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Will Brexit bring a

change in attitudes

to automation?

There cannot be many

people who wouldn’t

mind a day without

hearing anything about

Brexit, especially as it

is usually doom and gloom, but

it seems that one positive coming

out of the whole saga is a new

willingness in some UK quarters

to invest in automation, robotics

and vision systems.

And if this 40-odd page feature

is anything to go by…new

technology, new ways of working,

new products, new installations

and new safety implications are

just some of the topics covered…

then the future is bright!

If the referendum to leave Europe

put many investment projects

on hold, post Brexit the picture

was much rosier at the end of last

year for automation and robotics

company CKF Systems. “There

is clearly a change in attitude,

resulting from Brexit, with

manufacturers more willing to

look within the UK for engineering

expertise to support their

investment projects,” explains

Kevin Staines, sales director at

the company. “There is also

a growing realisation that elevated

cost pressures, including wages

and labour scarcity are here for

the long haul.”

RESISTANT TO ANY CHANGES

He believes that this is encouraging

more businesses to invest in

automation, including SMEs

who had previously been resistant

to this type of change.

Although widely embraced by

consumers, deployment of digital

technologies in industrial settings,

particularly in multi-site food

factories has been slower

to materialise, yet things are

starting to shift, according to

Phil Brown, managing director

of metal detector company

Fortress Technology.

Watching Industry 4.0 gain

traction, Brown believes that we

become paralysed by technology

Roadmap to

connectivity

It’s tricky for

many SMEs to

negotiate a

path towards

a connected way

of working but

it has to be

done to stay

competitive

options, and as a result, data

integration projects can stretch

on for months, years, or never

reach a conclusion. “In such

a fast moving market like food,

the impact on competitiveness

could be immense,” he says.

And although there is renewed

optimism across the sector,

Mark Gray from Universal Robots

thinks the adoption of collaborative

robots, the so-called cobot, is

gaining acceptance in UK industry

very slowly. In many ways, he says,

a cobot is like a new colleague –

a colleague that loyally takes on

the tasks that most people find

trivial and physically debilitating.

Industry 4.0 is evolution

not revolution and as such,

can be scaled to suit demands

“The manager is the industrial

worker who has an overview

of where the cobot should be as

part of manufacturing,” he says.

Historically, traditional robots

have not always brought the

flexibility required by companies

in meeting their ever-changing

customer demands but, says James

Bedford of Multivac UK, today

this can be overcome with a

simple set of new grippers

so that production is not lost.

Another interesting point made

during this feature is the fact

that robotics and automation

is a fantastic hook in attracting

young people, dubbed the xbox

generation, to the manufacturing

sector. Tech-savvy youngsters are

attracted to work for companies

that are tech-savvy themselves,

and not resistant to new ways

of working.

We hope you find the feature,

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Robot usage in the

UK is on the up,

says Mike Wilson

There is growing

interest in the

application of

robots to many

sectors within UK

manufacturing,” says Mike Wilson,

chairman of BARA. The influence

of the automotive sector on the

total numbers purchased is still

strong but we are seeing consistent

growth in the sales to other

industry sectors. Coupled with this,

the level of interest and enquiries

from companies new to robots has

also grown significantly.

BARA collects data from the

major robot suppliers each quarter

and the result for last year produced

the third largest year on record

after the peaks of 2012 and 2013.

The use of robots in the automotive

and automotive components sectors

is always dependent on new model

introductions so what was more

interesting is that sales to all other

manufacturing sectors grew by

31% in 2017 compared to the year

before. This trend looks like it is

continuing into 2018 with the

first quarter also showing strong

robot sales results.

Robot use

is growing

EDUCATION PURCHASES

One other interesting point from

the statistics is the continuing

growth in sales to the education

sector. We are seeing an increasing

number of universities and colleges

commencing new courses covering

robotics and they are purchasing

equipment to provide training to

the students. This is a very positive

step towards addressing the skills

shortages, an issue that is a

key feature in the Made Smarter

Review 2017; the manufacturing

industries input to the emerging

Government’s Industrial Strategy.

This report proposes a Sector

Deal to assist UK manufacturing

in becoming a global leader in

industrial digitalisation by 2030.

Although it covers all forms of

digital technologies, robotics is

a key element and the analysis

demonstrates that increased

A new application

for robots has

seen them used at

Boomf for its

personalised

confectionery

adoption of automation and

robotics could contribute over

£180bn to UK manufacturing

over the next ten years.

Although the proposals of the

Made Smarter report were not

included in the Government’s

Industrial Strategy White Paper

(published in November last

year), the Chancellor has recently

announced support for the

National Digitalisation Adoption

programme with a £20 million

investment in a digitalisation

adoption pilot to be based in

the North West.

The increased adoption of

automation and robotics could

contribute £180bn to UK plc

In parallel with the Made

Smarter Review, the food and

drink sector has also been

developing its own Sector Deal

which includes the need to adopt

greater levels of automation to

address the productivity challenge.

This is also progressing with the

recent formation of a Food and

Drink Sector Council.

There is therefore increasing

awareness and support for the need

to increase the adoption of robot

automation within all sectors of

UK manufacturing. This, coupled

with the growing interest within

the actual businesses, means it

is a very interesting time to be

involved in robotics. “We have

the opportunity to fundamentally

change the productivity of

UK manufacturing to provide

a positive future,” asserts Wilson.

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Vision has key

role in ensuring

sustainability

Machinery Update talks to Paul Wilson, chairman of the UKIVA

about how a multitude of industrial imaging techniques can help

the packaging industry’s move towards a greener environment

T

he move to reduce the use of

plastics in consumer goods

packaging could lead to an

increased use of alternative

materials such as cardboard,

glass and aluminium foil which will

change some of the processing parameters

used throughout industry. Here, UKIVA

chairman Paul Wilson outlines how a

multitude of industrial imaging techniques

can help the packaging industry towards

a greener environment.

THE RETURN OF THE MILK BOTTLE

Traditional milk delivery in glass milk

bottles is making a comeback in Central

London and a major UK dairy in the

capital is investing in new equipment to

keep up with the trend. Glass bottles are

returned to the milkman and taken back

to the dairy where they are thoroughly

washed and then inspected with a high

quality vision system before moving to the

filling lines. Bottles are expected to make

on average seven trips before becoming

too damaged or worn for further re-use.

However, since glass can be endlessly

reprocessed with no loss of quality,

unusable bottles can then be sent away

for recycling. The inspection system

features four cameras to check the

quality of the bottle itself and for possible

contaminants. The latter includes dirt or

debris not completely removed during the

washing process, foreign bodies entering

the bottles after the washer and glass

fragments. The neck finish, side walls and

base of the bottles are also inspected as

well as the two concentric wear rings that

arise from the bottles pushing against

each other in production.

A special handling system carries the

bottle over the base inspection camera.

A rejection system removes any failed

bottles before filling. The control system

provides a full set of production data

including history for number of bottles

processed, the number of rejects, and

the reasons for rejection. The dairy has

four filling lines each operating at 24,000

bottles per hour and the first inspection

system has already been installed.

RECYCLING

Effective recycling of plastics could

significantly reduce the amount of plastics

sent to landfill and increase the amount

that is recycled. Imaging techniques

such as multispectral and hyperspectral

imaging could be used at recycling

centres to sort different types of plastics

according to their chemical composition.

Relatively few recycling facilities utilise

this technology at present, but with

systems reducing in price and offering

real-time sorting capabilities, there is the

potential for improved sorting.

BOTTLED BEERS

Beer is also frequently supplied in glass

bottles. High speed imaging can be used

to check fill levels, bottle cap sealing

and the correct position of the label.

For example, 3D inspection can be used

to check that metal caps are tightly sealed

on beer bottles packed in crates.

The system uses the laser triangulation

principle to check the presence and

alignment of each cap since the crown

caps on these bottles do not have a

Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging

systems are reducing in price and can offer

real-time sorting capabilities for recycling


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Vision is used across a range of industries and technologies to help deliver high quality

measurable cap curve. If a cap is askew

or missing, the whole crate is rejected

and the defective bottle exchanged for

a new one.

With the sensor aligned vertically over

the crate, the distance of the crown cap to

the sensor is measured and evaluated at

defined positions in the image. The sensor

also detects if entire bottles are missing.

Other errors can also be detected, such

as bottles jutting further out of the crate

compared to the others, due, for example,

to broken glass under the bottle.

Beer bottles are also often packed

in cardboard cartons or boxes.

A household name beer brand has

recently installed a turnkey system

using LWIR (thermal) and monochrome

imaging for the inspection of the

integrity of cartons as they emerge from

the cartoning machine. Hot melt glue

is applied to the flaps of the boxes and

these are then folded to stick to the sides

of the box to complete the assembly.

By ensuring that the glue is the right

temperature, and has been applied to

the correct areas in the desired quantity,

the manufacturer can be certain that

the boxes are safe to be moved ready for

subsequent transport.

The LWIR camera provides a focused

readout of the temperature of the glue

and that it is in the right place, by

imaging through the cardboard material

of the box. The monochrome camera

checks that the flaps have been properly

formed and that the box is the correct

shape. In the event of a failure, the line

is automatically stopped and additional

glue can be applied manually.

ALUMINIUM CONTAINERS USED

FOR PET FOOD

Aluminium foil is widely used in

containers for ready meals, takeaways

and premium pet foods. All aluminium

is endlessly recyclable, although

aluminium foil is a different alloy to cans

and is usually recycled separately with

other aluminium scraps to make cast

items such as engine components.

A producer of thin-walled aluminium

containers used for packaging pet

food and other foodstuffs is now using

embedded machine vision solutions to

help control the quality of each container.

Four pet food containers are stamped

out from rolls of high quality aluminium

foil at a rate of 480 containers per minute.

These are then blown out onto a conveyor

and transported to modular built-in

inspection and stacking machines.

Aluminium is relatively expensive, so

the container walls must be as thin as

possible, but reduced material thickness

increases the risk of hole formation

during the forming process.

Every container is inspected using

machine vision and defective ones

removed before they leave the factory.

Machine vision also helps identify any

trends in defect formation. Four parallel

lines are equipped with offset inspection

stations. Each features a camera mounted

below the transport track to inspect the

containers using transmitted light from

customised LED illumination.

High quality images, produced at

a rate of 120 images a minute per track,

are evaluated with the results transferred

to the discharge station for removal of

defective containers and subsequent

stacking of ‘good’ containers.

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Vision systems are

meeting modern

producer demands

The technical

development of

vision systems has

seen them grow

from performing

a function of brand protection to

a more encompassing role related

to productivity and increasing

overall equipment effectiveness,”

says Joanna Mooberry, product

inspection specialist with

Mettler-Toledo.

This rapid evolution is due

largely to developments in

inspection software, which makes

verification of packaging integrity,

labels, codes, fill levels and more

as simple and intuitive as possible.

Today, multiple inspection criteria

can be configured at the touch of

a button, including cap skew, lot/

code, neck/thread inspection and

label position.

For oriented product packs,

the operator can configure the

software to set front and back label

inspections, to ensure that nothing

is ever missed.

Nevertheless, the complexities

of modern manufacturing and

continuing innovations in

packaging design mean there are

always new challenges to meet.

One example is the inspection of

inkjet-printed labels and markings.

Industrial vision systems have

difficulty in accurately reading such

print, at speed, in high-throughput

production environments.

Vibrations on production lines and

uneven print surfaces can easily

make this type of print distorted

Vision inspection software is ensuring

checks on dot matrix info is accurate

More than

joining dots

Technical

advances have

given modern

vision systems

a much more

encompassing

role related

to productivity

and difficult to interpret. Mettler-

Toledo has developed its vision

inspection software to compensate

for these distortions, making checks

on dot matrix information far more

accurate, says Mooberry.

The CIVCore Dot Print Tool1

achieves greater accuracy by

combining several key capabilities.

Firstly, the system is configured

to detect characters in a range

of sizes and can be programmed

to check dates, date ranges,

and text sequences. It can cope

with variable surfaces and is

optimised, via its programming,

to inspect a variety of materials

that may have convex, concave,

rough or uneven surfaces.

This tool also features automatic

orientation detection, so it can read

the inkjet print whether or not it is

presented the right way up.

A final guarantee of accuracy is

the software’s ability to detect each

individual character string.

This is particularly important

when characters may be touching,

or blurred due to print quality.

Of course, innovations like

the Dot Print Tool cannot be applied

at the expense of production. The

software therefore has multi-line

reading capabilities that allows

it to quickly process images and

keep up with rapid production

speeds. This software innovation

means that packing lines can

automatically reject any misprints

within the manufacturing facility

and rework the products onsite,

eliminating any recalls that might

otherwise have occurred.

To conclude, modular design

and ease of programming

combine to make vision systems

flexible enough to meet rapidly

changing requirements in modern

manufacturing facilities. Moreover,

product inspection equipment

manufacturers like Mettler-Toledo

are committed to meeting new

challenges with solutions that are

sensitive to the key production

drivers of speed, accuracy and

maximum uptime.

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Salmon plant is

slaughtering fish

more humanely

Much has been written

about vision systems

being an enabling

technology for

robotics but not many

would have thought that such

collaboration would lead to quicker

and safer fish slaughtering! But this

is exactly the project that Scorpion

Vision has been working on in

trying to make a salmon processing

line in Norway both more humane

and carried out by robots rather

than humans.

“The fish project demanded

multiple scenarios to deliver the

high flexibility required and

the application is the latest to

benefit from real time 3D machine

vision,” says Paul Wilson, managing

director of Scorpion Vision.

The challenge for the Scorpion

Vision team was to handle a live,

unique product at 4,800 each

hour. The overriding concern of

the fish company was to make the

slaughtering process as quick and

accurate as possible, while also

taking away the human element.

Previously, workers would kill the

salmon with a knife, hoping to

get the blade in the best, most

humane position.

Now, the vision system ensures

that the robot knows exactly where

to place the insertion device.

In operation, the penetration area

is just 15sq mm, and although the

fish are anaesthetised, they may

still be be moving. This is why

the accuracy is so vital and why

the smart vision system has just

100 milliseconds to locate this

penetration point.

Manpower has reduced considerably

Vision helps

fish process

Today, the vision

system ensures

that the robot

knows exactly

where to place

the insertion

device into

the salmon

The system was also developed

to comply with new Human Safety

Environment regulations. Working

in the plant is extremely hard

and the vison guided robots have

reduced the reliance on manpower

by between 85 and 95%. It has also,

of course, increased throughput,

reduced costs, and has paid for

itself in under a year.

The system itself comprises

one or two Flexpicker robots from

ABB Robotics which includes

the Scorpion robot program.

This program offers real-time

tracking and communication.

Also included is a Scorpion 3D

Stinger camera with software

and profile for fish location. Less

tastefully, there is also an insertion

device for sticking the salmon.

The real-time 3D model locates

up to ten fish under the camera

simultaneously. It then segments

the fish in 3D, measuring shape

and height as well as the location

of the head. A 3D camera delivers

a high quality image to gauge

the height of the fish, while a 2D

image determines the texture

of the salmon so the system can

determine which way the fish is

lying on the conveyor.

This application sees fish being

killed by robots for the first time,

and this subject was covered in a

presentation at the Machine Vision

Conference in June.

“It may not be for the squeamish

but it is a very humane way to

dispatch fish, as the combination

of powerful 3D machine vision

and superfast robots means that

the exact knife penetration point

is found with no error,” explains

Scorpion’s Wilson.

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Pilz says the new

generation of robots,

safe sensors and

control systems,

along with the new

ISO/TS 15066 standard, offer

practicable ways towards

safe collaboration between

humans and robots.

Current developments in

the field of robot applications

are characterised by the desire

to allow man and machine

to work as closely as possible

with one another. Instead of

man and machine cooperating

by means of defined static

transfer points, both partners

collaborate in a shared

workspace and are deployed

together on a flexible basis

such that they can exploit

their respective strengths.

Collaborative robots,

or cobots, are intended to

“give humans a hand” with

physically burdensome or

monotonous tasks. In humanrobot

collaborations (HRCs)

like this, the workspaces

of humans and robots

overlap both spatially and

chronologically. The most

conspicuous difference

between ‘classic’, enclosed

robot applications and

human-robot collaboration

is that collisions between

machines and humans are

a real possibility.

This, of course, brings with

it additional challenges as

they must not be allowed to

result in any injuries.

Despite the new cobots,

the following still applies:

robots cannot provide safety

on their own. There are no

safe robots; there are only

safe robot applications.

Safety results from the

interaction of normative

boundary conditions, the risk

analysis that is based on it,

the selection of a robot with

the corresponding safety

functions and the matching

additional safety components,

and finally from validation.

This means that the recently

published ISO/TS 15066

Robots and Robotic Devices

- Collaborative Industrial

The new generation of robots, safe sensors and control systems, along with the new ISO/TS 15066 standard,

offer practicable ways towards safe collaboration so that man and machine can work hand in hand, safely

Safety for

a cobot time

Separate working areas between man and machine are

no longer guaranteed so safe collaboration is the norm

Robots, plays a key role.

This technical specification

makes it possible to

implement safe human-robot

collaborations following

appropriate validation.

Four types of collaboration

are described in ISO/TS 15066

as protection principles:

• Safety-rated monitored stop

• Hand guiding

• Speed and separation

monitoring

• Power and force limiting.

When implementing a safe

HRC, system integrators

can choose one of these

‘types of collaboration’ or

a combination of them for

their application.

The Annex to Technical

Specification ISO/TS 15066

describes a body model.

It provides information for

each part of the body

(for example, on the head,

There are no safe robots, there

are only safe robot applications

the hand, the arm or the leg)

about the respective collision

limit values. If the application

remains between these limits

when a human encounters a

robot, then it is compliant.

In practice, these pain

threshold values are used to

validate a safe HRC and form

the basis for implementing the

application with ‘power and

force limiting’.

In practice, it has been

found that HRCs can often be

achieved by combining ‘speed

and separation monitoring’

and ‘power and force limiting’.

Indeed, Pilz has developed

a collision measuring device


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PROBms to measure forces

and speeds. Equipped with

springs and appropriate

sensors, the device can record

precisely the forces generated

in a collision with a robot,

and then evaluate them in

software and compare them

with the specifications from

ISO/TS 15066.

The challenge in the basic

‘risk assessment’ for robot

applications is that the

boundaries between separate

working areas for man and

machine have ceased to

exist. As well as the hazards

presented by a robot, the

human’s movements need to

be taken into consideration.

But they are not always

calculable in terms of speed,

reflexes or the sudden arrival

of another person.

Then follow the “safety

concept” and “safety design”

steps, which cover the ‘human

element’ as well as selection

of the correct components.

These are usually a

combination of intelligent

sensors that are interlinked,

and control systems that

make the necessary dynamic

working processes possible

in the first place. The selected

safety measures are then

documented and implemented

in the “system integration”

step. This is followed by

“validation”, when the

previous steps are scrutinised

once again.

When supplying in to

Europe, manufacturers of

robot applications are then

subject to the principle that,

by law, they must complete

the assessment procedure

with CE marking of the

robot application.

The demands on safety

technology always depend

on the respective application.

Safe robot cells can only be set

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This means in practice that

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Robotics has

sweetened

work patterns

A highly automated solution from Cama has replaced manual

loading and older-technology equipment to streamline the

operations at a US-based confectioner to meet customer needs

W

orld’s Finest Chocolate is a

Chicago-based chocolate

company whose chocolate

bars have been used for

fund raising efforts by

schools and other organisations since

1949. And because its customer base

is rarely retailers but more likely to be

schools, churches, clubs and other

organisations, orders come through

in a huge variety of formats.

To accommodate these customer needs,

the company has installed a highly

automated solution that does away with

manual loading and older-technology

machine loading of its work in process

(WIP) corrugated totes. Robotic loading

of custom-made and reusable plastic

WIP totes are now the order of the day.

Also new is the automatic removal of

primary packs from these plastic totes

and their placement into variety packs.

Like the upstream tote-loading robotics,

the placement of individual packs into

corrugated variety packs is completed

on a system from Cama.

At the plant, six Cama IT 285 systems

load primary packs into reusable plastic

WIP totes that are taken to a Cama IG 270

system that stretches a total of nearly

14 metres. In the Cama IG 270 are 13

delta-style robots.

Orders are placed in a huge number of formats

The first ten robots pick primary packs

out of the totes and place them into a

dual-lane flighted conveyor running

down the centre of the Cama IG 270.

At the end of this machine are three

delta-style robots that pick primary packs

out of the dual-lane flighted conveyor and

In variety packs,

all five flavours had to

face upwards on the

top row of the cases

place them into corrugated cases.

In operation, one of the six Cama IT 285

robotic tote loading systems is loading

$1 bars. In this case, bars exiting the

flow wrapper are fed by an infeed belt at

400 bars a minute. Each bar is fed into

a flighted carrier on a Cama race track

conveyor running off at a right angle.

As soon as 24 bars are all in their flights,

that carrier is indexed into a pick station

and a second carrier on the Cama race

track conveyor begins collecting the next

batch of 24 bars. Meanwhile, a robotic

tool uses vacuum suction cups to pick

24 bars and then load two layers of bars

into plastic totes, 12 in one tote and 12 in

the other.

AUTOMATIC TOTE INDEXING

When 16 layers are in each tote, it

automatically indexes out to a station

where an operator can place it on a pallet.

The Cama robot, however, doesn’t wait for

two new totes to occupy the loading station.

Instead, it begins filling two totes right

beside the two that have just been filled.

Meanwhile, empty totes move

automatically into position so that they

are ready when it’s time for them to

be loaded.

In total, the company runs 23 different

combinations of primary packs that have


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to be handled. Also, if it is a variety pack

being produced, all five flavours have to

be facing upwards on the top row when

the case is opened.

Cama says most of its delta-style

systems like this load directly from

a Cama race track or vision conveyor

belt into a case or carton, but here each

product variety has to be visible on every

layer. The only way to achieve that is to

first create the sequences of all flavours

with the first ten robots and then use the

last three robots to pick and place each

layer into the cases.

Interestingly, no vision system is

needed to send pack location information

to the robotic pickers as all necessary

location information is in each recipe’s

software program. So each of the ten toteunloading

robots knows precisely which

flight it needs to put an item into and the

three case-loading robots know precisely

which flight they need to pick from

each time.

Because so many varieties of primary

Six Cama IT 285 systems are joined by a Cama IG 270 where 13 delta-style robots are housed

packs – not just bars in three sizes but

also folding cartons and even flexible

packs – are being picked and placed into

the corrugated variety packs, the flights

in the dual-lane conveyor have to be

completely adjustable.

Empty plastic totes drop onto a

conveyor belt beneath the Cama IG 270

and are conveyed to a station where they

are manually palletised. These pallets

are then positioned next to one of the six

Cama tote loaders, and an operator loads

them into the tote loader as needed.

T 01793 831111

W www.camagroup.com

Chicago-based World’s Finest Chocolate has invested in robotics to better handle its entire range

The equipment has to handle

World’s Finest Chocolate’s

23 different combinations of

primary packaging formats


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Machine vision is

a great way to ‘see’

defects in produce

Many parameters and

defects need to be

considered in grading

fruit and vegetables,

especially when

automating the inspection process.

These include discolouration,

ripeness, size, shape, bruising,

mould, pests and diseases.

Colour imaging, 3D imaging and

image processing are important in

measuring external characteristics

of the produce such as colour,

size and shape, but NIR imaging

and the newer technique of

hyperspectral imaging can be used

to identify sub-surface defects

such as bruising or diseases at an

early stage before they manifest

themselves on the surface, says

Rob Webb of Stemmer Imaging.

TARGET COLOUR RANGES

High-end supermarkets favour

produce with target colour ranges/

shades and are willing to pay more

for it. Line scan colour imaging,

where an image is built up line

by line as the produce passes in

front of the camera, can help to

automatically detect the produce’s

colour and sort it at very high

speeds. Colour measurement

can also be used in ripeness

assessment. Supermarkets also

set size requirements and by only

harvesting at the right times,

farmers can ensure that they have

the highest yield. 3D laser scanning

of produce in the field helps locate

the position and size of the produce

to determine what should be picked

(and when), passing the location

of each acceptable item onto an

automated robotic picking system.

Separating ‘misshapen’ fruit and

vegetables is also important.

All produce has some natural

variation in shape and the vision

system needs to take this into

account with its grading process.

Stemmer’s Common Vision Blox

image processing software has

a versatile pattern recognition

tool developed from research into

artificial intelligence that can

Detecting a

fruit defect

The NIR image

removes colour

information

making it easier

to see any cuts.

Meanwhile, the

hyperspectral

image shows

a bruise (red)

and the 3D

image allows

size and

volume to

be measured

be used for this. By using all the

information from multiple image

planes and sources (which can

include 3D point cloud data from

the 3D laser scanner), it is able to

identify the key features that help

grade the produce.

EARLY SIGNS OF DECAY

NIR imaging at wavelengths

from around 750nm to 1µm can

be used to identify early signs of

decay, mechanical bruising and

pest damage below the surface of

produce. Mould can grow on living

and decomposing produce and

Demand for high quality

fruit and vegetables is driving

the use of automated inspection

can spread quickly. By the time

its presence has been detected by

the trained eye or colour vision

systems, large colonies have

already formed. Early NIR detection

can help reduce contamination

(and save any resulting costs)

further down the line.

It is also important to

recognise early signs of pests

and diseases in crops to be able

to deal with the problem quickly.

Hyperspectral imaging combines

NIR imaging spectroscopy to

allow the identification of defects

on the basis of their chemical

composition. This can be useful

to identify problems such as sugar

end defects in potatoes, or assess

the ripeness of food that doesn’t

change colour when it ripens,

such as the avocado.

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W www.stemmer-imaging.co.uk


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

New vision-guided

robots will become

future child’s play

Neil Sandhu, Sick’s UK

product manager for

imaging & ranging

believes setting a

robot to work on the

repeatable, relentless tasks that

no-one else wants to do, will simply

become child’s play in the future.

Perhaps, like me, you have

nostalgic childhood memories of

playing ‘pick up sticks’ when stuck

indoors on long rainy afternoons

in the school holidays, he says.

You may even remember ‘Jack

Straws’, a version of the game

where you had to pick up mini

plastic spades, tools, crutches and

swords from a pile, one at a time,

using a tiny metal hook.

Even quite a small child has

the keen eyesight and dexterity

to remove the uppermost piece

from a pile of randomly arranged

objects without disturbing any

of the others.

You might think that this

natural human talent would be

the ultimate task for a robot to

match. Certainly, it would take

a great deal of money, programming

complexity and sophisticated,

heavyweight hardware to try

to replicate it. But then, ask the

human to repeat that task again

and again, without a break,

24-hours a day and the robot might

start to get the upper hand.

SYMBIOTIC DEVELOPMENT

Vision and robotics technologies

have always developed

symbiotically. The latest advances

have brought us lightweight and

user-friendly collaborative robots,

or cobots – affordable, easyset-up

articulated ‘arms’ that can

be deployed and re-deployed on

multiple applications without

programming knowledge.

At the same time, imaging

cameras have become selfcontained

‘smart’ devices onto

which vision functionality can

be downloaded – just like a mobile

phone app – without the user

having to do any development.

Robots are

seeing more

Sick’s Inspector

PIM60 2D vision

sensors have been

integrated with

Universal robots

to deliver an

adaptable

vision-guided

cobot capability

that is easy to

program

At Sick, we have developed a whole

environment called AppSpace to

enable this.

Sick Inspector PIM60 2D vision

sensors have been integrated

with Universal cobots to deliver

an adaptable vision-guided cobot

capability that is quick and easy

to program and configure without

the need for a separate PC or

specialist software expertise.

After a quick set-up through the

user-friendly interface on the robot,

the Sick PIM60 URCAP outputs

co-ordinates to the robot controller,

as well as enabling inspection

Our developments are the

first steps in more widespread

use of vision-guided robots

and measurement tasks, and

providing diagnostic data on

pass/fail or trending.

The company has launched

two further self-contained visionguided

systems for two of the most

common robot-guidance tasks that

are suitable for both cobots and

conventional industrial robots.

The first, Sick PLB Hi Res is based

on a stereoscopic vision camera to

enable vision-guided bin picking

applications of much smaller

objects than previously possible.

The PLOC2D is an easy set-up

vision system for 2D localisation

of parts, products or packages

to be picked from a moving belt,

or feeder system.

And these developments are just

the first steps in more widespread

use of vision-guided robots.

T 01727 831121

W www.sick.co.uk


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Schubert is giving

customers better

ways of working

By digitally networking

production systems,

manufacturers can

significantly increase

their efficiency

and availability and this is

what packaging machinery

manufacturer Schubert is

now offering to its customers.

With GRIPS.world, Schubert

is providing its customers with

a new digital platform that it says,

will significantly improve service

and system availability. With the

GRIPS.world customer portal, all

TLM machines from Schubert are

now ready to connect to this digital

platform upon customer request.

In the mid-term, it will open up

new opportunities for preventive

maintenance as well as with

customer communication.

The GRIPS.world customer portal

is the platform for operators of

Schubert packaging machines to

gather together all the important

functions for monitoring and

documenting machine data.

It utilises a single user interface

and also structures collaboration

with Schubert in a simpler way.

MAXIMISING PRODUCTIVITY

As of May this year, all TLM

machines are able to connect

to the platform via the Internet

to help ensure that customer

productivity or overall equipment

effectiveness (OEE) is maximised.

OEE for individual machines and

entire packaging lines is therefore

monitored for each location on

an ongoing basis, to provide

The electronic service module or ESM

Eyeing best

connections

The customer

portal shows

performance data

of individual

machines, or

complete lines

which allows

for easier and

quicker analysis

an excellent overview of the

production status of the systems.

This customer portal is also

used to analyse and display all

the relevant process data of a TLM

machine. With Schubert TLM

monitoring, the Schubert Expert

Center monitors the TLM machine

on an ongoing basis, providing the

user with additional production

security. If contact with a service

expert in the Schubert Expert

Center is necessary, establishing

contact is simplified and all

information regarding the affected

machine, program and architecture

version etc is directly accessible

by both the customer and the

Schubert expert.

3D IMAGES OF MACHINERY

Every Schubert machine built

since 2004 has included an

electronic service module, or ESM,

which gives machine users

a three-dimensional image of their

specific machine, taken directly

from the CAD data. The ESM can

disassemble a packaging machine

on screen into all its individual

parts, thereby accurately

identifying each of its assemblies

and components. This allows any

spare parts that are needed to be

easily identified and placed directly

into a digital shopping basket.

If maintenance or repairs are

required, the ESM can be called up,

for example, on the programming

device or another PC directly at the

affected system. The areas included

in the module, such as spare

parts catalogue, wiring diagrams,

operating instructions, as well as

an optional repair manual and

detailed assembly descriptions,

contain all the information

required for machine maintenance.

Another important element of

GRIPS.world will be the machine’s

digital twin. This is a threedimensional

image of the TLM

machine that can be moved with

the help of the original code of the

VMS packaging machine control

system. Customers can carry out

simulations themselves using the

digital twin, to show functionality

and performance with new product

shapes, for example.

T 01676 525825

W www.schubert-uk.co.uk


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Making adaptive

manufacturing a

food sector reality

Along with a shift towards

personalised products

and packaging, trends

in food marketing

are driving demand

for fresh, additive-free foods

that maintain their nutritional

properties all the way from

preparation and conservation

to packaging, storage and

consumption, says Stephen

Ratcliffe, marketing manager

for the UK & Ireland at B&R

Automation.

One of the biggest challenges

facing machine builders for

today’s food, beverage and

pharmaceutical industries is

finding ways to make equipment

located near or in direct contact

with the products easier to clean

and sanitise. This means avoiding

powder and dust traps as well

as mechanical elements such as

chains, which require long planned

stops for maintenance and cleaning.

Aside from the obvious impact on

product quality and health and

safety, components that can’t be

cleaned well will eventually slow

down the machine’s performance.

NEW FLEXIBLE TRANSPORT

Responding to these trends

requires highly adaptive

manufacturing systems, while

at the same time maintaining an

hygienic processing environment

to prevent microbial, chemical

and physical contamination.

“Moving products dynamically

through environmentally

controlled areas and machines

calls for a new generation of

flexible transport systems,”

he says. Such a system must offer

a strictly food-grade design along

with independent shuttles that

allow for maximum customisation

of product, packaging and labelling.

B&R’s new flexible transport

system is called ACOPOStrak, and

it is designed to meet the stringent

hygienic requirements for the

processing and primary packaging

of foods and pharmaceuticals.

Adapting to

food needs

Moving products

dynamically

through

environmentally

controlled areas

calls for a new

generation of

flexible transport

systems

Its smooth stainless steel housing

with rounded corners eliminates

undercuts and protruding screws

to prevent the collection of

contaminants and make cleaning

simple, safe and efficient.

And with its laser-engraved type

plate, ACOPOStrak is designed for

efficient daily cleaning.

Consumers demand an

increasing variety of highly

customised, convenience-driven

products – and they expect them

to be available on demand.

The highly scalable, decentralised

ACOPOStrak architecture is

composed of service-friendly

stainless steel track segments

that can be arranged into any

combination of open and closed

circuits to a length of more than

Independent shuttles allow

for maximum customisation

of products and packaging

100 metres to help fmcg companies

to meet these demands.

The high-speed ACOPOStrak

diverters pass shuttles from one

track circuit to another at full

production speeds, making it easy

to divide and merge product flows.

This means manufacturing systems

can be more agile and responsive,

while its fully electronic actuation

means they are 100% free of wear

and maintenance.

With its hot-swappable shuttles,

high-speed diverters and flexible

track design, B&R’s ACOPOStrak

transport system can extend the

economy of mass production down

to batches of one. Paired with an

effective e-commerce front-end, the

ACOPOStrak is the perfect way to

achieve intelligent, personalised

production with direct-toconsumer

shipping, says Ratcliffe.

B&R also says that the system

offers excellent equipment

effectiveness as well as helping to

maximise return on investment.

T 01733 371320

W www.br-automation.com


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Digitalisation is

the technology

focus behind

Industry 4.0

and it is coming

down the tracks fast,” says

Mike Houghton*, managing

director – process industries

and drives at Siemens UK &

Ireland. A highly digitalised

industrial landscape promises

a data-rich interconnected

world, where seamless

technology platforms will

improve productivity, promote

flexible production capability,

create high value jobs, aid

competitiveness and drive

growth to support national

economic success.

Central to all such

ambitions will be the uptake

of transformative digital

technologies across our

industrial sectors, including

process industries, and work

is well underway to ensure

this happens.

The Government-backed

‘Made Smarter’ review,

which was led by Siemens

CEO Juergen Maier, outlines

most of the opportunities

the digitalisation of industry

offers the economy in terms

of supporting growth, high

value job creation, skills

and improving national

productivity.

The review concludes that if

we see the widespread adoption

of industrial digitalisation,

the next ten years could

see a £455bn boost to UK

manufacturing, increased

sector growth of up to 3% per

annum, the creation of 175,000

jobs and the reduction of CO2

emissions by 4.5%, according

to consultants Accenture.

If the wide-ranging ‘Made

Smarter’ recommendations

are implemented, the report

authors believe Britain can

become a world leader in the

fourth industrial revolution,

improve its current lacklustre

productivity levels, generate

high value jobs, and, ultimately,

support economic prosperity.

With a vision for industrial

digital technology adoption

now set out, process industries

Siemens believes that a highly digitalised industrial landscape promises a data-rich interconnected world, where

seamless technology platforms will improve productivity and drive growth for manufacturers

Bright future

for digital…

Siemens says the digital enterprise is delivering gains

for early adopting manufacturers in an exciting way...

looking to take advantage

of what it offers can already

access some key digital

technology solutions that can

pave the way to enhanced

performance and future

competitiveness.

All process companies are

under competitive pressures

and must find a balancing

act between the need for

production flexibility to launch

products more quickly to market

while satisfying individual

customer requirements and

at the same time, comply with

legislative constraints and

ensure process safety and

high product quality.

Meanwhile, productivity

and efficiencies need to keep

rising to control costs.

Digitalisation is the technology

focus behind Industry 4.0 and it

is coming down the tracks fast

To satisfy commercial and

operational ambitions to

provide individual solutions

for customers, a reduction

in plant maintenance

responsibilities or improve

plant availability, the answer

lies in the digital enterprise.

The digital enterprise

involves the integration of

hardware, software and

services programmes to record

and intelligently leverage the

vast quantities of data that

processes can create.

Companies can also take

a further digitalisation step

towards linking the virtual

and real production worlds


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through the simulation of

machines and plants courtesy

of digital twins. The ability,

for example, to respond

flexibly to individual customer

requirements with small

batch sizes, calls for the use of

simulation solutions along the

entire value chain.

This is where the digital

twin comes into its own,

precisely duplicating and

simulating the properties

and performance features of

a physical product, a product

line, a process or a complete

plant in the virtual world

before a single screw needs to

be picked up in the real world.

A central data platform and

high performance network

components are the basis of a

digital twin that can be used

to map and optimise an entire

plant lifecycle. The common

data platform enables all of

the disciplines involved in a

project to generate a common

data model. This permits most

of the processes usually carried

out in sequence to be executed

in parallel, thereby saving

valuable time and expenses.

unplanned downtime.

Simple communication

between the control system

and the maintenance tool,

plus access to all plant data via

the digital twin, accelerates

predictive maintenance and

repair measures.

The result: an optimised

plant.

The digital revolution is

certainly an exciting time.

T 0845 850 7600

W www.siemens.co.uk/

automation

Digital twin benefits

Likewise, for plant availability

objectives, the digital twin

can drive tangible benefit.

To increase the availability

and reliability of a process

plant, the mechanical assets

must be monitored since they

are often the prime cause of

WORKING TOGETHER AS EQUALS.

*Mike Houghton is also advising

the All Party Parliamentary

Group for Trade and Investment

on topics relating to engineering

in the process sector

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Technology is for

life, so Lenze says

choose carefully

Application manager

at Lenze Mark Turner

believes machine

builders and equipment

operators need to

consider the implications of their

technology choices over the full

lifecycle of their machines.

“Motors, actuators and control

systems are the frontline workers of

advanced industrial automation,”

he says, “and the right choice

of technologies can determine

the success or failure of a machine.”

But as customers demand higher

productivity, greater flexibility and

lower overall costs, hardware and

software specifications are only

part of the story.

Here are some key questions to

ask when selecting an automation

technology partner.

1. Can you support me through

the full project lifecycle?

Does your chosen provider have

the capabilities and willingness

to work alongside you through the

complete project, from initial idea

to in-service support? Much of the

ultimate performance – and cost –

of a machine is determined at the

concept stage, for example.

The best providers are happy

to sit down with their customers

and work with them to identify

opportunities to maximise

value. They can bring ideas and

suggestions to every aspect of

an automation project, from

the small details that make a

decisive difference to operating

performance and efficiency, to

the development of entirely new

machine designs.

2. Can you offer the right

technology for my application?

Is the technology on offer the

right one for your application?

System providers may want you

to use technologies that earn them

more, but sometimes the simplest

appropriate solution is the best.

Take servo drives as an example.

They work brilliantly in highly

dynamic, high speed motion

applications. But the increasing

Is your kit

up to it...?

Automation

systems today

need to be fast,

agile and, above

all, available

capability of conventional motors

and drives makes them the right

choice for a large number of motion

applications, at significantly lower

cost. High frequency 80 or 120Hz

motors and drives, for example,

offer a speed range up to five times

wider than 60Hz units. Modern

drives also have sophisticated

built-in control capabilities.

3. Can you provide a robust,

easy-to-use development

environment?

Does your chosen provider

leave you to navigate software

development unaided, or can

it provide application-focussed

tools and templates that mean

you don’t have to waste time

reinventing the wheel?

Machines are becoming

smarter and more complex, but

users want simple operation

While every machine is different,

most rely on a combination of

common functions, from feeding,

unwinding and sealing on

packaging lines to robot control.

The best automation

development environments provide

ready-made and tested modules

that handle these kinds of basic

machine functions.

4. Are you going to be ready

for Industry 4.0?

The Industrial Internet of Things is

already reshaping manufacturing.

Advanced communication and

analytical technologies create

opportunities for end users and

machine builders alike, but for

maximum effectiveness, those

technologies need to be built into

machines, not bolted on.

5. Can you deliver?

You need to be sure your provider

has the manufacturing and

distribution capabilities to meet

your timescales.

T 01234 753200

W www.lenze.com


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

A vacuum pick-up

head has overcome

several challenges

When vacuum

handling systems

company Simmatic

was approached

by motion control

specialist CR Solutions with a

request to develop a vacuum

pick-up head for a robot-based pick

and place machine, the application

sounded straightforward.

The head, mounted on the end

of the robot arm, simply had to

pick up five small boxes at a time

from an infeed conveyor and then,

after the arm had moved to the

appropriate location, deposit them

within a shipping carton.

As is so often the case, however,

the devil was in the detail, and

Simmatic had to overcome multiple

challenges on the way to devising

a successful solution.

The pick and place machine

was required to handle different

box sizes with varying heights.

All the boxes were small – no

more than 100mm per side – and

light in weight. The boxes were

shrinkwrapped but, because of

the fragile contents, an over tight

shrink wrap could not be used.

This meant that the wrap film

had seams and tended to form

bubbles, which made it more

difficult to lift the boxes reliably.

A key requirement was that the

pick-up head, complete with its

associated vacuum generator, had

to be small enough to fit inside the

shipping carton. The head also

had to be designed so that the

boxes could be placed right into

the corners of the deep shipping

carton, and there had to be no risk

that the head would damage the

carton in the process.

Products are packed in 20 sizes of box

Picking all

the boxes…

As the products

weren’t wrapped

tightly, the new

system had to

cope with the

resulting seams

which tended to

form bubbles

Simmatic carried out extensive

trials with sample boxes to devise

the most convenient, reliable and

cost-effective solution and its

engineers trialled an 80 x 500mm

lifting head, fitted with 21 lifting

cups arranged in three rows of

seven. Each cup was 15mm in

diameter, and was fitted with long

bellows to help accommodate

the varying heights and irregular

surface of the boxes.

GENERATOR IS COMPACT

The head was equipped with a

multistage vacuum generator,

powered by compressed air.

This compact device helped to

satisfy the requirement for a

head that would fit within the

shipping carton and, since it

has no moving parts, offered

the additional benefit of being

maintenance-free.

While this prototype head

worked well in most respects,

it was not able to position the

boxes right into the corners of

the shipping cartons, so Simmatic

developed a slightly smaller head

measuring 80 x 335mm which

was fitted with the same

arrangement of lifting cups as

the prototype.

The use of multiple cups was

a big benefit in this application

as, even if some of the cups were

not fully covered when lifting

boxes of a particular size, or the

irregularities in the shrink film

made it impossible for some cups to

achieve a good seal, the remaining

cups would still maintain good

vacuum, ensuring that the boxes

were lifted and transported

securely at all times.

T 01299 877770

W www.simmatic.co.uk


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

An interesting

comment was

made at one

of our recent

events that

made me think about whether

critics linking the growing

capabilities of robots with

the future demise of human

employment have been

missing the point,” says

Mike Wilson, UK & Ireland

business development

manager at ABB Robotics.

Speaking about his

experiences of introducing

robots to his production

operations, one of the

delegates at the event made an

interesting comment about the

way his younger workers were

using the robots. Describing

them as the ‘Xbox generation’,

he told how his younger

team members were the ones

helping to pioneer the use of

the robots. Their familiarity

with technology meant that

learning how to use the robots

was much easier for them than

for his older staff, which even

though more experienced in

the production process, had

no experience of using robots.

This makes me wonder

whether the whole issue of

increased robot capability

needs to be turned on its head,

says Wilson. With robots able

to be applied more easily to a

growing range of tasks, surely

there are more opportunities

to be derived from their use,

not less?

creating more jobs

In my own 30-year experience

in robotic automation, every

advance in their capabilities

has invariably proven to create

jobs, not destroy them.

Take the steady reduction

in programming complexity

for example. Whereas

the first generations of

robots required specialist

programming skills, advances

in technology, including

intuitive programming

interfaces, automatic algorithm

generation and simplified

programming languages, have

meant that even the least

ABB believes that any company looking to capitalise on the skills of tech-savvy youngsters must also ensure they are

tech-savvy themselves, investing in the latest technologies, such as robots to help to improve efficiency, for example

Exciting the

Xbox gamer

Machinery Update talks to ABB’s Mike Wilson about

how robots attract tech-savvy youngsters to the sector

skilled operators can now

quickly master the basic steps

needed to set up and configure

an industrial robot.

These have been joined

by steady developments

in robot flexibility, so that

robots can now be used to

produce multiple products

on the same line simply by

switching between programs.

With no need to build

individual production lines to

handle individual products,

companies can reduce the

time and cost needed to

introduce new product ranges.

This ability to produce a

greater range of products more

quickly, at a reduced cost and

to a higher level of quality

means extra people are

ABB believes that robots will

prove to be the future, not the end,

of the next wave of employees

needed, from the factory floor

through to back office support.

Advances in other areas

such as vision and wireless

communications, together

with developments in

robotic intelligence, are also

presenting exciting new

opportunities not only for

improved manufacturing

processes, but for the creation

of the new skillsets needed

to bring this about.

To the point raised at the

start of this article, the current

generation of under-25s are

probably more tech-savvy

than ever. As anyone who has

ever tried to prize a teenager


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away from their Xbox/

PlayStation/Smartphone will

know, today’s youngsters

have a strong affinity for

technology, having grown

up with it for pretty much the

whole of their lives.

It’s ironic then that we’re

failing so badly to capitalise

on this in manufacturing.

More needs to be done to

find ways to teach students

how these skills can be applied

to the real world to give

companies what they need to

take their operations forward

and make the most of the

technologies needed to make

them more productive. Meeting

the needs of tomorrow’s world

presents fantastic possibilities,

probably even more so than in

the past. The key point is that

robots will only make what

people need them to make

– someone will still need to

design the product, market it,

sell it, supply it and improve it.

Until someone finds a good

alternative to money, there

will also always need to be

someone to buy it – on this

point alone, it is unlikely that

we will ever have a situation

where employment will

disappear!

ROBOTS NEED HUMANS

Additionally, someone will

always need to program,

service and upgrade the robot,

irrespective of how clever it gets.

Where the UK’s

manufacturing industry is

concerned, more needs to be

done to promote the exciting

face of engineering in this

country, highlighting the

contribution that industry

makes to everyday life.

Any company looking to

capitalise on the skills of

tech-savvy youngsters must

also ensure they are techsavvy

themselves, investing

in the latest technologies,

such as robots, that can help

to improve efficiency and also

competitiveness, he concludes.

T 01908 350300

W www.abb.com

The closer man and machine are able

to work together the more efficient

the work becomes, at the same time

however this places greater demands

on safety.

Pilz is your perfect partner for the

safe automation of your robot

application:

• A portfolio of services that are

tailored to the individual life cycle

of a robot system, from process

analysis to risk assessment and

CE marking

• Safety solutions compliant with

standards such as EN ISO 10218-2

and ISO/TS 15066

• Collision measurement in

accordance with ISO/TS 15066

limit values

• Training in the requirements of

robot safety

• Safe control systems and sensors

• Participation in the formulation of

standards for safe human-robot

collaboration

• Active cooperation with leading

research centres

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Get more grip

on your bottles

Yaskawa has developed an efficient, flexible and

safe bottle gripping system for today’s bottlers

Bottles are picked up with secure hold and

controlled movements made at high speed

AirGrip has been developed

by Yaskawa for use with

Motoman robots to meet the

demands of today’s bottling

plants for flexible and efficient

gripping systems. The combination of

industrial robots equipped with robust

rubber grippers is designed to ensure safe

handling of bottles at very high speeds

without damaging the screw caps.

The AirGrip gripper tool meets

the increasing demand for a flexible

The system works across many bottle sizes

application in bottling plants where the

same basic concept can be used for both

small and large applications and for a

wide variety of purposes. The bottles are

lifted by compressed air with minimal

mechanical stress which also helps to

reduce maintenance requirements.

And because the cuffs are open at the top,

there is no restriction in bottle height.

These cuffs are available in five

standard sizes which cover most

popular bottle sizes from 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and

2 litres while customised designs are

also possible.

IMPROVED PROCESS EFFICIENCY

In one bottling application for a major soft

drinks manufacturer, 1.5 litre PET bottles

are being handled at a rate of 47,000

bottles per hour. Other sites where the

system has improved the efficiency of

the bottling process include a number

of major European breweries in Sweden

and in Norway.

AirGrip is available as a basic model in

which the rubber gripping cuffs can be

replaced when worn by simply unlocking

and pulling out the gripping head

compartment without the need for

special tools.

The technology can be adapted to meet

the requirements of individual production

lines, speeds and product development.

Yaskawa says this enables production to be

more easily adjusted to meet the varying

demands of the market while ensuring that

high standards of reliability are met.

Depending on the application,

for example handling trays from a

pallet, or bottles into trays, the AirGrip

concept includes a Motoman-MPL160,

or Motoman-MPL80 robot, the AirGrip

device, a conveyor, a pallet magazine

and an operator’s control panel.

When the requirement is bottles into

trays, a configuration table replaces

the pallet magazine.

Either way, AirGrip makes sure that the

bottles are picked up with a secure hold

and controlled movements are possible

at high speeds. In addition to these

benefits, AirGrip requires little

maintenance, is easy to operate and

requires only a small footprint.

T 01295 272755

W www.yaskawa.eu.com

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The financial impact of breakdowns and unscheduled

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of critical system failure.

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Easy palletising -

a collaborative robot solution

The standardised palletising cell from FlexLink is compact, quick to install and easy to configure.

Operators can work safely side-by-side with the collaborative robot, without the need for a fence

or cage. A tablet application allows you to create a palletising pattern in just a few minutes, using

the intuitive drag-and-drop interface.

Call us on 01908 327200 or email us at info.uk@flexlink.com for further information.

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

A cut above in operation

WMH is introducing a twin-robot, in-line ultrasonic cutting unit to make

cutting and slicing of food products an accurate and hygienic process

WMH is in the final stages

of manufacturing its

new twin-robot in-line

ultrasonic cutting unit.

One of a range of cutting

cells, the new machine is designed for

in-line production in a high-care food

manufacturing environment and

benefits from the company’s expertise in

building hygienic systems for producers

of sensitive food products.

The twin-robot in-line system

incorporates two Mitsubishi

Electric Melfa robots, fitted with

Telsonic cutting blades, combined

with WMH conveying and controls

technology to provide an accurate

and compact solution for the cutting

and slicing of cakes, pies and

other food products.

It has been designed to handle platens

of product, which enables these products The unit is for high-care production environments

to be accurately located for each cut and

provides product containment during the the nature of the product and the number

cutting process. The platens also act as of slices required.

a cutting surface, protecting the conveyor The inline cutter will be programmed

belt from damage in operation.

to cut rectangular slabs into small

Each platen is designed so the system squares and round cakes into wedge

can identify the orientation of the product slices. Control of the line is via a touchscreen

HMI panel with operator and

and adjust the orientation of the cutter

to suit. Working in tandem the two robots engineering level function control.

allow a production rate of up to 12 pieces As with all its systems, WMH says

per minute to be achieved, depending on hygiene is paramount during operation

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and for post-production cleaning.

An integrated wash-tank with air knife

provides interval cleaning of the cutting

blades during operation. The complete

line is designed with washdown features

built-in including a cantilever conveyor

design for quick and easy belt removal,

spaced off brackets and bearings to

eliminate areas where debris could

accumulate and enclosed cabling and

fully welded stainless-steel frame

construction.

The cutting unit will go into production

in the coming months.

T 01579 383788

W www.wmh-uk-ltd.com

BRINGING PNEUMATICS AND VACUUM TOGETHER

V-GRIP

Innovative vacuum gripper with

built-in vacuum generators

Operates from compressed air supply

The lightest multi-purpose gripper of its type,

with the fastest response time

Available with a sponge pad or application-specific

vacuum cups

www.vmeca.com

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Mobile robots

for quick gain

Autonomous mobile robots or AMRs are now

supporting lean services for materials handling

New sensor and software

technologies are making

autonomous mobile robots

(AMRs) ideal for unpredictable

or changing production layouts

and dynamic work environments.

Agile manufacturing is allowing

companies to adapt to fast-changing

market demands and maintain their

competitiveness, but on-time delivery of

materials and assemblies within those

facilities continues to be a challenge.

Traditional automated guided vehicles

(AGVs) move materials using fixed routes

that are guided by permanent wires,

magnetic strips, or sensors embedded

in the plant floor. In contrast, however

today’s AMRs offer the flexibility,

safety, and cost-effectiveness that allow

companies of nearly any size to automate

and optimise materials handling.

An AMR navigates via sensors, cameras,

and sophisticated software that is built

into the robot itself, without the need for

external sensors or guides. And because

companies do not need to alter their

facility with wires or sensors, the robot

can be integrated within hours with no

disruption to production.

Magna-Power, a New Jersey-based

manufacturer of power products, has

deployed two mobile industrial robots

(MiR) AMRs to move parts and assemblies

from the stockroom and through its

vertically integrated manufacturing floor.

“One thing that was pretty astonishing

for me is that the MiR robot was delivered

and 15 minutes later it was unpacked

and on the floor,” says Adam Pitel,

Magna-Power VP of operations.

“In another 15 minutes, I’m controlling

it with my mobile phone, and within two

hours it is travelling from point to point

in our building, after uploading a

schematic of our facilities,” he says.

The full range of MiR AMRs is available

in the UK from automation solutions

provider RARUK Automation.

T 01462 670044

W www.rarukautomation.com

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Gebo Cermex has

introduced a new

palletising option

Collaborative robotics,

or cobotics for short,

advance production line

efficiency and reliability

by improving working

conditions and allowing operators

to handle tasks with higher

added value in a safe working

environment, says Gebo Cermex.

It also minimises operator error.

Leveraging the advantages

offered by cobotic solutions

in terms of compactness and

flexibility, Gebo Cermex has

introduced CoboAccess_Pal.

This robust cobotic palletiser is

particularly suited for low-speed

applications and underlines the

company’s commitment to help

producers embrace Industry 4.0

opportunities easily.

Today, collaborative robotics

are proving popular because

these new solutions are easyto-install

and operate in tight

production environments, and

since the collaborative mode is

safe for human interaction,

it lets manufacturers build cells

without physical fences around

the machines. Designed to handle

regular slotted containers

and wrap-around blanks and to be

suitable for low speed production

lines, CoboAccess_Pal combines

safety and industrial standards,

says the company.

ADAPTABLE AND PORTABLE

This ultra-compact, fenceless

palletising cell is designed

to answer the needs of very

demanding production

environments, where reliability

is key. What is more, the entire

palletising cell is adaptable and

also portable, so that it can be

moved from one line to another

with just a manual pallet jack.

“CoboAccess_Pal is a reliable

and robust solution thanks to an

industrial automation platform

based on the combination of PC

and PLC,” says Giorgio Rocca,

palletising/depalletising product

manager at Gebo Cermex.

Cobotics for

palletising

The cobotic unit

can be quickly

moved and then

set up onto

another line

due to its plug

and play features

“These two interfaces ensure

precise, better-controlled cobot

trajectories, leading to greater

pallet quality and stability

to provide smooth pallet

transportation through the entire

supply chain.

“Additionally, they allow for

immediate machine restarts in case

of potential problems or emergency

stops, and as such, minimise

downtime,” he continues.

This automation platform

contributes to maximum operator

protection and gentle handling

of products, as case handling

is always performed above the

conveyor or the pallet station,

which ensures that cases never

fall on the floor or on staff.

To minimise risks for operators,

CoboAccess_Pal’s gripping tool

is composed of foam to soften its

surfaces when in contact with

The cobotic palletiser is

designed to help producers

embrace Industry 4.0 advances

workers and to prevent injuries

during any maintenance.

In addition to its high safety

standards, CoboAccess_Pal

maximises uptime through

connectivity and a high level

of intelligence. The cobotic

palletising cell includes the

new Gebo Cermex HMI based

on an intuitive tablet approach

navigation. Available via the HMI,

the Pal Designer configuration and

simulation tool allows full pallet

management with the ability to

modify, simulate and create pallet

patterns autonomously, in less

than two minutes.

Thanks to its ultra-compact,

fenceless cell and the flexible

layout that can be customised

according to specific site

constraints, the solution

features an optimised footprint.

Designed with ease-of-use,

ease-of-installation, and easeof-configuration

in mind,

CoboAccess_Pal can be quickly

moved and set up by the operator

onto another line due to its special

plug & play features.

T 01480 455919

W www.gebocermex.com


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Partnership

provides easy

to use robots

Stäubli Robotics and Schneider Electric

have further developed their partnership by

signing a long-term agreement to integrate

customised Stäubli TS series four axis

SCARA robots into Schneider’s EcoStruxure

machine architecture and platform.

Benefits of this closer relationship

will include the ability to seamlessly

integrate robots into automation systems;

innovation at every level across the

connected products, edge control and

app; and reduced time and effort with

standardised programming.

EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s

IoT-enabled, open and interoperable system

architecture and platform. It helps to deliver

smart machines by combining products

and software packages into automation

solutions for OEM machine builders.

Stäubli Robotics develops specialised

solutions for every industry by offering

a comprehensive line of four axis TP fast

pickers and TS SCARA robots, as well as

six axis TX and TX2 collaborative robots.

Stäubli robots provide speed, precision,

and reliability in operation.

Schneider is integrating a customised

version of the Stäubli TS series four axis

SCARA robots into its solution portfolio.

Called the Lexium STS series, these

robots will now be fully integrated

into the architecture of the company’s

PacDrive motion control solution.

W www.schneider-electric.com

W www.staubli.co.uk

The two companies are working closer than ever

The move from pneumatics to electrical lifting systems carries many advantages for the food user

Thermoformer

brings benefits

Latest machine is Industry 4.0-ready to meet

performance demands in ever changing times

When Multivac introduced

its RX 4.0 (also known as

X-Line) next generation of

thermoformers, it ensured

that it was Industry 4.0

ready to help its food customers cope

with current issues such as initiatives

around plastics reduction and the

uncertainties around Brexit’s impact on

the availability of labour.

For instance, the X-line includes Pack

Pilot; a cloud-based feature that allows

inexperienced operators to select a film

type from a drop-down menu.

This information is then coupled with

the format information which is contained

electronically into the die itself, allowing

the machine to self-parameterise.

The machine is therefore available

for instant production, vastly cutting

the production of any poor packs.

The RX 4.0 also monitors its own

performance and makes adjustments as

required, allowing the machine to remain

at optimal production for the entire

duration of its shift. If adjustments can’t

be made to maintain its optimal settings,

a message will appear suggesting specific

components be maintained or replaced

to prevent line failure. Subsequently,

service and replacements can be planned

to avoid interruption of production,

meaning producers no longer have

to rely on highly-skilled operators to

keep the machine running at optimal

performance.

The X-Line thermoformer can be

equipped with a draw die change system,

meaning that pack formats can be

changed quickly and efficiently,

reducing downtime and again, the need

for highly-skilled operators.

T 01793 425800

W www.multivac.co.uk

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision

Developing end-of-arm tools to accommodate a wide variety of parts with different contours is a key factor in the flexible use of cobots in manufacturing

New grippers deliver

ongoing functionality

Machinery Update talks to Piab about its ‘ready-to-go’ vacuum grippers

that can adapt to a variety of contours to handle different parts easily

The functionality of a cobot is

decided at the end of its arm

and the latest Kenos vacuum

gripper from Piab increases

the flexibility of cobots and

the range of applications without the

need for retooling.

End-of-arm tools play a key role in

cobot functionality as it allows the cobot

to pick up a part. And although specific

tools can accommodate a specific part

and perform well in a defined process,

developing tools to accommodate a wide

variety of parts with different contours is

a key factor in the flexible use of cobots.

Taking these requirements into

account, Piab has introduced its first

‘ready-to-go’ vacuum gripper unit

specifically for use with collaborative

robots (robots which can be used in close

proximity to humans). The result is the

new, compact KCS series Kenos vacuum

gripper that can pick up products of

many different shapes and is designed

in such a way that different grippers can

be exchanged easily and efficiently via

a quick-change system.

The system consists of a separate

pump unit in which a modular vacuum

generation device is integrated in the

smallest space – and a gripper unit.

Both are connected to each other by

the quick-change system. The entire unit

can be attached to all common cobot

models with a suitable adapter.

DETECTION OF WORKPIECES

The main gripper consists of a technical

foam on its underside, which can adapt

to a wide variety of contours and thus

very flexibly handle different parts.

In many cases, this eliminates the need

for accurate detection of a workpiece as

well as the detection of gripping surfaces.

In many applications, having to use a new

gripper when changing the parts to be

picked up is not necessary. The cobot is

therefore ready for immediate use during

different processes.

In addition to this flexibility in

An FDA-approved

technical foam can be

used for food products

changing between various products

easily, time and cost savings are achieved

through shorter downtime and any

retooling times. This also supports the

economic production of ever smaller

batch sizes, especially in markets with

a high demand for individualised or

personalised products.

When handling food, the gripper can

be equipped with a special FDA-approved

technical foam.

At the same time, for special

applications, such as the handling of

plastic bags filled with concentrates or

granules, Piab has developed another

gripper unit, which can be swiftly

exchanged via the quick-change system.

Both of these gripper units are

characterised by their edgeless design,

says the company. Due to the rounded

sides and the technical foam surface of

the main unit, possible injury hazards

are largely eliminated. This makes the

gripper units particularly safe to use

on cobots, which co-operate freely with

humans and thus can also increase the

acceptance by the operators.

T 01509 857010

W www.piab.com


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Labelling, Coding and Marking

Labelling equipment helps meet

customer demand for island gin

Equipment from Industrial

Labelling Systems

(ILS) has helped the

Botanist Gin business to meet

a staggering 47% growth in

sales over the past year.

Bruichladdich Distillery,

on the Isle of Islay on the

west coast of Scotland, has

reaped the benefits from

automating its labelling

process after investing in a

T43 blow vac non-contact

print & apply labeller from ILS

for decorating the uniquely

foraged Botanist Dry Gin.

Switching from

hand labelling

to ILS’s blow

vac print apply

system labeller

has transformed

the progressive

distillery’s

production line,

from incurring

considerable

The Botanist Gin

business saw a

47% sales lift

in the past year

Because of its remote location, the company has to have reliable machines

down time and waste of preprinted

labels and applying

them to flat-pack cases of

the gin before each run.

The net result is increased

overall line efficiency and

cost savings on both

labels and also corrugated

packaging.

“The biggest advantage

of the ILS equipment for

us is that we have been

able to keep up with the

ever-increasing demand for

our Botanist Gin,” explains

the distillery’s bottling plant

production manager Jonathan

Carmichael. “We are currently

labelling on average 54,000

bottles per week.”

It’s fair to say that previous

suppliers to Bruichladdich had

found the distillery’s remote

location challenging, but

Carmichael had no concerns

about the commitment from

ILS to provide high quality

equipment matched with

attentive after-sales service.

“Because of our remote

location, it is very important

that we invest in reliable

machines,” he continues.

“The build quality of

the ILS blow vac labeller

is vastly superior and it can

also be remotely accessed

by ILS to troubleshoot any

issues or to update the system

in any way.

“ILS has also attended on

site for training and servicing

when required with the

minimum of fuss,” he says.

Indeed, Carmichael has

already recommended ILS to

a contact he has within the

drinks industry. “Due to their

build quality and simplicity

of use I have no doubt at all

that when we need another

machine, we will not look

beyond ILS,” he says.

ILS is the exclusive UK

distributor for Evolabel print

& apply labelling systems,

printers and applicators.

T 0161 655 4846

W www.ilsystems.co.uk

A continuous ink jet printer’s combination of reliability,

speed and code quality is meeting deadlines for chocolates

A continuous ink jet

coder from Linx Printing

Technologies is enabling

Hames Chocolates to meet

all its deadlines through

its combination of speed,

reliability and quality of code.

At the chocolatier’s

Lincolnshire factory, the

CJ400 runs for seven hours

a day, coding between 80

and 120 units per minute.

The exact amount depends

on the products that are

produced, which vary from

individual chocolate bars

Flexibility

is key to

the high

intensity

production

facility

to boxes of chocolate or fudge.

“Thanks to the Linx

printer’s speed and great

versatility, which minimises

any downtime, we can

meet our tight deadlines

efficiently,” says Carol

Oldbury, director at Hames

Chocolates. “On top of this,

the codes it produces are very

clear, which is extremely

important in the food industry.

“This is our second

Linx machine and, once

again, we’ve been impressed,”

she continues.

“The troubleshooting system

works well – and the rare times

we need to speak to someone,

Linx solves the problem easily

with advice over the phone.”

The printer is portable,

which allows operators

to easily carry it between

production lines, depending

on where it is needed.

T 01480 302100

W www.linxglobal.com


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Latest software allows lasers to

be controlled remotely, with ease

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To offer manufacturers

more convenience

and increased ease

of operation, Videojet

Technologies has launched

its latest remote laser control

solution for Videojet laser

marking systems. Called

Videojet Touch Control

Software+ (TCS+), it is a

flexible solution that can

control most Videojet lasers

remotely through either the

new Videojet TU430 laser

touch controller, or from

virtually any browser-based

device available.

You brew it

We’ll Label it

+44 (0) 1444 239970

sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk

www.Labeller.co.uk

Fast, Reliable and Easy to use Semi Automatic

and Bespoke Fully Automatic Labelling Systems.

Controlling lasers remotely is easy

“The TCS+ solution offers

manufacturers flexibility

when choosing how to operate

their Videojet laser marking

systems,” explains Sascha

Ammesdoerfer, laser business

unit manager at Videojet.

“The user interface is identical

in look and feel, no matter what

device is used, and utilises

the same design and layout as

on the Videojet TU430 touch

controller.”

The common look and feel

of the TCS+ interface helps to

ensure seamless operation

of production lines, reduce

training time required and aid

line setup and fast product

changeover. Most Videojet

lasers can now be controlled

using either the colour TU430

laser controller, or from

virtually any browser-based

device.

T 0800 500 3023

W www.videojet.co.uk

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Components

IO-link delivers flexible

machine build features

To deliver control of

forming and critically,

the sealing parameters

in its new shawpak

thermoforming machine,

Riverside Medical chose a new

IO-Link analogue hub from

Balluff. In operation, it makes

the handling of analogue

signals a plug and play process.

At the heart of the shawpak

machine is a servo driven

indexing drum which

transports the webs through

the machine. The drum is

surrounded by forming,

sealing and cutting stations.

The product is simply loaded

in to the top of the tooling drum

and ejected out of the base

onto a discharge conveyor.

This machine layout

ensures that the shawpak is

compact, portable, flexible,

energy efficient and very

competitively priced.

Integrating analogue

signals via networked control

architecture on such a machine

can often be more difficult

and costly than one would

want, says Balluff. Shielded

outputs from analogue devices

must be handled outside the

network and terminated to

conventional analogue I/O

cards. Furthermore, additional

machine-mounted network

blocks may be required to

The new shawpak thermoforming machine

By replacing traditional wiring methods, shawpak build time was reduced

ensure a sufficient number of

analogue ports are available.

These difficulties are

compounded by the variety

of analogue signal types

encountered, such as voltage,

current, and thermocouple.

Balluff’s introduction of a

new IO-Link analogue hub

solves these challenges on the

shawpak. The new 8-channel

analogue measurement hub

sits alongside the sensor hubs

handling standard I/O, both

utilising IO-Link to handle

all measurement and I/O

data via an IO-Link master

module and into the controller

seamlessly via the existing

industrial network.

“The classical

approach to analogue

integration required

either purchasing

expensive, controller

specific 2 or 4-channel

analogue-to-digital

input cards or

purchasing a specific

network-dependent

remote analogue

module,” explains

Russell Smith, product

marketing manager for

industrial networking

and safety at Balluff.

“Our new IO-Linkbased

analogue hub

eliminates the disadvantages

of both of these approaches,”

he continues.

“At Balluff, our focus is

to simplify the control and

integration of a variety of

sensors and devices by

offering a unified interface for

device-level connectivity.”

FLEXIBLE EXPANSION

Smith believes the shawpak

thermoformer is a great

example of IO-Link enabling

the existing machine

architecture to be expanded

flexibly to accommodate a

range of customer centric

options, while massively

reducing wiring time.

Indeed, by replacing

traditional wiring methods

with a plug & play IO-Link

solution, machine build time

was reduced by two days.

Furthermore, it also lays the

foundations for increased data

handling and diagnostics from

smart sensors and devices.

“This analogue hub

enhances Balluff’s extensive

IO-Link portfolio and further

enables the building of resilient,

modular control architectures

that can support Industry 4.0

strategies,” says Smith.

T 01606 812777

W www.balluff.co.uk

Safety solutions from Schmersal

Keeping it

safe for

robot users

At automatica 2018 in Germany

this June, the Schmersal Group

showcased an extensive range of

coordinated safety components

and safety systems for industrial

robots. These products allow

a wide range of robot

workstations to be reliably and

efficiently made safe, to protect

people and at the same time,

increase plant productivity.

Schmersal has developed

various ranges of safety light

curtains and light grids which

fulfil different requirements and

guarantee cost effective access

protection for robot workstations

while taking up very little space.

In operation, a safety field made

up of infrared beams is sent by the

transmitter and evaluated by the

receiver. If an object or a person

breaks the safety field, a stop

signal is immediately triggered in

order to stop the machine.

The safety switching mats

from Schmersal allow monitoring

of complete areas, not just access

points. They guarantee step-back

protection, which in practice,

means as long as an operator is

in the hazard area, the machine

cannot be started.

With the coded AZM201 RFID

interlock combined with the

BDF200-SD, individually,

ready-to-connect safety

solutions can be pre-assembled

for the safety doors on robot

cells. Thanks to the built-in RFID

technology, the AZM offers

tamper protection as required.

T 01684 571980

W www.schmersal.co.uk


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Rulmeca

New bio-inspired

robots are lighter

WE’VE BEEN AROUND FOR OVER 50 YEARS

Conveyor

rollers

Festo has

unveiled two

new lightweight

robotic concepts,

inspired by nature.

The BionicWheelBot

and BionicFlyingFox

are this year’s

creations from

the company’s Bionic

Learning Network,

where Festo’s experts looked at

the motion of spiders and bats

to navigate complex situations.

BionicWheelBot robot

is based on the Flic-Flac

spider, which lives in the

Sahara and escapes predators

with cartwheels and flips.

Festo’s version sees its

intricate motion transferred

to kinematics and drive

technology. It has eight legs

which are controlled by

15 motors within the knee

joints and body.

When it rolls, it does a

somersault with its whole

body, tucking in six of the legs

and using the remaining two

to push off the ground with

every rotation. Thanks to an

integrated inertial sensor, the

robot knows its position and

when to push while rolling.

Festo has also created

BionicFlyingFox based on

the movement of the world’s

largest bat.

The BionicFlyingFox is

based on bat movement

The flying fox can

move semi-autonomously

in a defined space by

communicating with a

motion-tracking system that

constantly records its position.

Images from a camera go to a

computer which evaluates the

data and coordinates the bat’s

flight. Its wing movements

are calculated using on-board

electronics, with a 9g

brushless DC motor driving

the flapping of the wings via a

rack-and-pinion gear system.

Take-off and landing

are controlled by a human

operator.

Festo initiated the Bionic

Learning Network, which

is closely linked with the

processes of innovation

within the company, over ten

years ago with the objective

of benefiting from bionics

as a source of inspiration

for new technologies and to

realise these in industrial

automation.

T 01252 775053

W www.festo.co.uk

DrUM MoTors

Rulmeca offers a comprehensive range of high

quality rollers and components for conveyors,

constructed from aluminium, mild steel, stainless

steel and high resistance technopolymers.

Rulmeca drum motors provide the ideal drive

solution for belt conveyors and associated material

handling equipment. They are versatile, energy

efficient and hermetically sealed for hygienic

operations and wash-down applications

(IP66/IP69) in food processing, packing operations

and logistics.

Contact our experienced Rulmeca team to discuss

the most suitable product for your application.

Call Rulmeca UK on 01536 748525

www.rulmeca.com

Rulmeca UK LTD

Brunel Road,

Earlstrees Road,

Earlstrees Ind. Estate,

Corby, NN17 4JW

E. uk@rulmeca.com

See us on stand G22

The BionicWheelBot robot is based on

the Flic-Flac spider that escapes any

predators with cartwheels and flips

Moving ahead.


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Regulations

Preventing unexpected

machine start ups

Paul Laidler Taylor

Business MANAGER director FOR MACHINERY for Machinery SAFETY saftey AT TÜV At SÜD Tüv PRODUCT Süd Product SERVICE service

An updated standard relating to the requirements for designing-in the means to prevent any unexpected

machine start-ups has been introduced this year to help prevent any injuries or lucky escapes.

There are quite a few changes but here, we highlight just some of the key ones to look out for

It is often necessary for

people to enter a danger

zone in order to perform

maintenance, so being able

to ensure that a machine

is in a stopped condition

is essential. However, as

industry innovation has seen

greater levels of machinery

automation, so the probability

of unexpected start-ups and

therefore resulting potential

injuries, or lucky escapes,

has grown.

To combat this, an updated

standard relating to the

requirements for designing-in

means to prevent unexpected

machine start-up has been

introduced this year.

After more than twenty

years, BS EN ISO 14118:

2018 supersedes BS EN

1037:1995+A1:2008.

There are quite a few

changes to the new standard,

with some being more obvious

than others, so I cannot

possibly cover all of these in

great detail. However, below

are some of the key highlights

to watch out for in your

approach to ensuring you

are compliant with the new

safety rules.

RISK ASSESSMENT

Section 4 (General measures to

prevent unexpected start-up)

introduces a new element,

specifically requiring that a

risk assessment is performed

and that procedures to prevent

unexpected start-up are

described in the instruction

handbook and/or warnings

on the machine.

4.4 (Signalling and warning

-delayed start) is also new.

It states that an audible

and/or visible warning

signal and delayed start

shall be provided, if required

by the risk assessment, in

order to alert a person to the

impending start-up, with

the delayed start giving them

enough time to leave the

danger zone.

ENERGY DISSIPATION

Section 5 is renamed ‘Isolation

and energy dissipation’,

and a new sub-section (5.1)

covers unexpected start-up

prevention when power

supplies are restored.

Sub-section 5.2.2 introduces

two new elements when

considering the location and

number of power supply

isolation devices which must

be present to ensure a reliable

disconnection or separation

from the energy source:

• Note 2 – where it is

necessary to have access

to individual parts of large

machinery, a separate

additional isolation device

is required

• Note 3 – the location of

the isolating device must

either be at the place of the

intervention or along the

access route.

Locking isolation devices

is essential as it stops anyone

being tempted to override.

Both the new and old standard

required that: “The isolation

devices shall be capable of

being locked or otherwise

secured in the “isolated”

position,” but the new

standard goes into much more

detail. It also makes a further

suggestion about a suitable

locking device, in the form

of personal keys, which can

be released from a trapped

key interlocking device and

The emergency function must

now be an additional system which

ensures a new ‘belt and braces’

approach to machine safety

retained by a person, so

that no one else outside the

machine can accidentally

start it up.

Devices for stored-energy

dissipation or restraint must

be provided where stored

energy can give rise to a

hazard. The old standard

simply requires that the

necessary procedures are

described in the instruction

handbook or in warnings on

the machine itself. However,

the new standard adds the

requirement that (section

5.4.1.4): “The machine

shall not be able to be started

with dissipation devices

activated or restraint devices

in place if this generates

new hazards.”

When considering measures

to prevent unintended

actuation of manual start

controls, the new standard

adds some additional detail

(section 6.2.1): “Where a

control device is designed

and constructed to perform

several different actions,

namely, where there is no

one-to-one correspondence,

the action to be performed

shall be clearly displayed

and subject to confirmation,

where necessary.” This is

intended to ensure a positive

understanding of any action

taken by that control, and

where this may not be clear

it is displayed and requires

confirmation before the action

can take place.

STOP COMMANDS

Section 6.3 of the new

standard covers measures to

maintain stop commands,

and one key update here is

the addition of a note which

specifies that the emergency

stop function cannot be

considered as a measure of

prevention of unexpected

start-up. This means that

the emergency function

must be an addition to any

systems put in place to prevent

unintended start-up when

people enter a dangerous area

of the machine, essentially

ensuring a ‘belt and braces’

approach to machine safety.

i For more information contact

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is the PPMA’s technical and

legislative partner


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Dealing with Difficult People


Advanced Selling Skills

These are a selection of some of the

courses and tailored training we hold

throughout the year.

For further information please contact

Christine Jordan on 020 8773 5512

or e-mail: christine.jordan@ppma.co.uk

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Who What Where

Who’s done what and gone where...

Kern

Michelle Heer

has stepped up

from deputy to

be the new UK

general manager

at Kern as the previous general

manager Pete Jolley retires

from the company after 15

years in the role. Responsible

for driving growth across both

Kern mailing and the packaging

equipment business, Heer will

continue to grow the company’s

capabilities in the packaging

and logistics sectors as well as

increasing sales in the mailing

market. She will report to

company owner Uli Kern.

tna

Tom McPhee

has been

appointed to

the newlycreated

position

at tna of group technical

support manager, a move said

to reinforce the company’s

commitment to customer

service excellence. Based in

the Dallas, US office, he will be

responsible for co-ordinating

and developing tna’s growing

global technical support teams,

including the expanding aftermarket

service.

Robatech

Domino

Lutz Doehnert

is the new

group research

& development

director at

Domino Printing Sciences,

a role designed to build on

the company’s commitment

to delivering industry-first

coding and marking solutions.

Lutz has a proven track

record of innovation and

leadership in multi-national

manufacturing technology

industries. He joins Domino

from the German highend

domestic appliance

manufacturer Miele, where

he was employed as director

of research and development.

ULMA

Louise Pearson

has joined

ULMA as sales

and marketing

co-ordinator to

help drive further growth at

the company. She brings 20

years of experience in sales

and marketing in business

to business and retail sectors

to her new role which will

see her oversee strategic

communications.

Sewtec

Framos

Chris Barrett,

an industry

veteran with

over 20 years’

experience in

engineering, R&D, operations

and product development

has joined Framos as its

vice president of sensor

engineering. He will lead the

global Framos sensor and

module engineering group.

Automated Pkg

Automated Packaging has

expanded its team which

is now made up of a wide

range of specialists including

a team leader for void fill

and protective packaging

solutions; a sales executive;

a road-based engineer to carry

out maintenance; and two

support specialists. At the

same time

Calvin Hankins

has joined

Automated

Packaging as

quality and improvements

manager reaffirming its

efficiency commitment after

the company recently updated

its ISO 9001:2015 accreditation

for quality management.

Diary

Dates

25 – 27, SEPTEMBER, 2018

PPMA Show 2018

NEC, Birmingham

www.ppmashow.co.uk

17 JULY

PPMA Seminar

Social Media for B2B

Organisations

Marriott Hotel, Manchester

christine.jordan@ppma.co.uk

19 JULY

PPMA Seminar

Sales for Non-Sales

People

Marriott Hotel, Northampton

Christine.jordan@ppma.co.uk

25 – 27 JULY

TAROS 2018

Bristol Robotics Laboratory

www.brl.ac.uk/taros2018

8 AUGUST

PPMA Seminar

Introduction to Project

Management

Forest of Arden, Birmingham

christine.jordan@ppma.co.uk

25 – 27 SEPTEMBER

FACHPACK 2018

Nuremberg, Germany

www.fachpack.de

Marcel Meyer, ceo and

president of Robatech for the

last 26 years is now going to

focus on his responsibilities

as chairman of the board of

directors and strategic tasks

for the company.

Martin Meier, who has been

with the company since 1997,

takes over the CEO role,

assuming the day-do-day

management of the worldwide

operating Group.

Sewtec has announced its intention to double turnover to

£32 million in five years as the company initiates a growth plan

following a management buyout last year.

In the first three months of 2018, the company secured

£10 million of orders while creating eight new engineering,

manufacturing and sales roles in the process.

“We have had an excellent start to the year and intend to maintain

our momentum,” says Sewtec managing director Mark Cook.

10 – 11 OCTOBER

Photonex Europe 2018

Ricoh Arena, Birmingham

www.photonex.org

10 – 11 OCTOBER

Robotics & Automation

Arena MK, Milton Keynes

www.roboticsandautomation.com

14 – 17 OCTOBER

PACK EXPO

International

Chicago, USA

www.packexpointernational.com


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Buyers Guide: Ancillary Equipment

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

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AS-i / IO-LINKNETWORKS

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

Advertise: Christine Valdes T E: gb.sales@interroll.com www.interroll.co.uk

020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

CABLES / POWER SUPPLIES

Birmingham, B11 2BH

T: 07780 470457

PILZ Automation Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

Buyers Guide: Processing

T: 01536

Equipment

460766 F: 01536 460866

Baumer

Advertise: Christine Valdes T Limited

33-36 Shrivenham 020 Hundred 8773 Business 5517 Park, E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Baumer Limited

Ancillary Equipment

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

ifm electronic Ltd

Ancillary Equipment E: sales.uk@baumer.com Advertise: Christine

E: sales@pilz.co.uk

Valdes

www.pilz.co.uk

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

T 020 8773 5517 Middlesex E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

TW12 2HD

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

CARBON REDUCTION

E: miked@powercapacitors.co.uk

www.powercapacitors.co.uk

COLOUR SENSORS

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

Middlesex TW12 2HD

MACHINE GUARDING SYSTEMS

Processing Equipment Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

T: 020 8213-2222

E: pbu@goudsmit.eu

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

T: 020 8213-2222

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

CONTROL PANELS

PILZ Automation Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

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

DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEMS

HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE

Buyers Guide:

PILZ Automation

Packaging

Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

PILZ Machinery

Automation Technology

CONTROL SOFTWARE

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

Advertise: T: 020 8213-2222 Christine Valdes E: sales@pilz.co.uk T 020 8773 www.pilz.co.uk 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

PILZ Automation Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

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

Processing PILZ Automation Equipment

Technology

Baumer Limited

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

Packaging Machinery Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

www.baumer.com

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

CONVEYORS – BELT

T: 01452 728753

E: info@ckf.co.uk

www.ckf.co.uk

Advertise: Christine Valdes T Middlesex 020 8773 TW12 2HD 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

CONVEYORS – MOTORISED DRUMS

Interroll Ltd

Orion Way, Kettering,

Northants, NN15 6NL

T: 01536 312770

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

CONVEYORS –ROLLER

T: 01452 728753

E: info@ckf.co.uk

www.ckf.co.uk

Interroll Ltd

Orion Way, Kettering,

Northants, NN15 6NL

T: 01536 312770

CYLINDER SENSORS / ENCODERS

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

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

T: +44 1793 783 839

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

DATA MATRIX READERS

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

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

DESIGN SOFTWARE

PILZ Automation Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ

DRUM MOTORS

Interroll Ltd

Orion Way, Kettering,

Northants, NN15 6NL

T: 01536 312770

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

ENCODERS

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

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

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

E: miked@powercapacitors.co.uk

www.powercapacitors.co.uk

Birmingham, B11 2BH

T: 07780 470457

EX-HAZARDOUS AREA EQUIPMENT

Saint-Maurice cedex

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

E: contact@marechal.com

www.marechal.com

PILZ Automation Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

FIELDBUS SYSTEMS

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

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

FILTERS – MAGNETIC

Goudsmit Magnetics Group

Peter Buckley

T: +44 (0)7482 983183

www.goudsmitmagnets.com

FLOW SENSORS

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

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

INDUCTIVE SENSORS

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

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

T: +44 1793 783 839

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

Schmersal Ltd

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com

www.schmersal.co.uk

Packaging Machinery

www.schmersal.net

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

INDUSTRIAL ENERGY SAVING

E: miked@powercapacitors.co.uk

www.powercapacitors.co.uk

Birmingham, B11 2BH

T: 07780 470457

LEVEL SENSORS

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

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

LINEAR MOTORS

Quin Systems Ltd

Oaklands Park,

Wokingham, RG41 2FD

T: 0118 977 1077

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

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

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

Schmersal Ltd

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com

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

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

MAGNETIC SENSORS

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

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

MAGNETIC SEPARATORS

Goudsmit Magnetics Group

Peter Buckley

T: +44 (0)7482 983183

E: pbu@goudsmit.eu

www.goudsmitmagnets.com

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Ancillary Equipment

84 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST 2018 www.machineryupdate.co.uk

Ancillary Equipment Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

MANUFACTURING EXECUTION/

INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Birmingham, B45 8JL

Bytronic

T: +44 (0)1564 793174

E: enquiries@bytronic.com

www.bytronic.com

Goudsmit Magnetics Group

Peter Buckley

T: +44 (0)7482 983183

E: pbu@goudsmit.eu

www.goudsmitmagnets.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

Quin Systems Ltd

Oaklands Park,

Wokingham, RG41 2FD

T: 0118 977 1077

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

MOTORISED DRUMS

Interroll Ltd

Orion Way, Kettering,

Northants, NN15 6NL

T: 01536 312770

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

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

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

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

PHOTOELECTRIC SENSORS

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

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

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

PIPEWORK / DUCTING

JACOB (UK) LTD

T: 01694 722841

E: sales@jacob-uk.com

www.jacob-uk.com

T: 01694 722841

E: sales@jacob-uk.com

www.jacob-uk.com

PRESSURE SENSORS

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com

Processing Equipment Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

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

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

ULTRASONIC SENSORS

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

MOTION CONTROL

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

Advertise: Christine Valdes T

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

020 T: 8773 8213-2222 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Middlesex TW12 2HD

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS Schmersal Ltd

T: Buyers 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767 Guide: Packaging Worcestershire, Machinery

WR14 1GL

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

PILZ Automation Technology

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

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

T

E

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

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

REGISTRATION MARK SCANNERS

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

RESOLVERS

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

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

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

RFID / DATA MATRIX

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

ROBOT SYSTEMS

BW Container Systems

Doncaster,Yorkshire DN11 8EW

T: 01302 711056 E: sales@bwintegratedsystems.com

www.bwintegratedsystems.com

Coventry, CV7 9DR

T: 024 7605 3000

E: marketing@fanuc.co.uk

www.fanuc.eu

SAFETY COMPONENTS

ifm electronic Ltd

Buyers Guide: PNEUMATIC Processing CONTROL EQUIPMENT Equipment

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

PILZ Automation Technology

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

METAL DETECTION

JACOB (UK) LTD

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

www.ifm.com/uk

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

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

Schmersal Ltd

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL

SAFETY LIGHT CURTAINS

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

PILZ Automation Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

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

Advertise: Christine Valdes 020 8773 5517 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

Packaging Machinery Advertise: Christine SENSORS Valdes FOR AUTOMATION

T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

VALVES

PHOTOCELLS /

SICK (UK) LTD

Balluff Ltd

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

Cheshire, CW9 7UA

DISTANCE MEASUREMENT

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01606 812 777

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

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

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

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

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

SERVO CONTROL SYSTEMS

Quin Systems Ltd

Oaklands Park,

Wokingham, RG41 2FD

T: 0118 977 1077

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

TACHOS

TEMPERATURE SENSORS

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

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

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

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

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

Processing Equipment

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

VALVE FEEDBACK

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

Gemu Valves Ltd

T: 01925 824044

E: customer.support@gemu.co.uk

www.gemu.co.uk

Packaging Machinery

VIBRATION MONITORING

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

VISION SENSORS

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

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

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

ifm electronic Ltd

Oldfield Road, Hampton,

Middlesex TW12 2HD

T: 020 8213-2222

E: enquiry.gb@ifm.com

www.ifm.com/uk

PILZ Automation Technology

Pilz House, Little Colliers Field, Corby,

Northants, NN18 8TJ

T: 01536 460766 F: 01536 460866

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

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

T: 01452 728753

E: info@ckf.co.uk

www.ckf.co.uk

Baumer Limited

33-36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park,

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

T: +44 1793 783 839

E: sales.uk@baumer.com

www.baumer.com

SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING:

3D PRINTING

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

ADHESIVES

Advertise: Winkworth Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

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

AUTOCLAVES & STERILIZERS

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

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

BAKERY PROCESS EQUIPMENT

Baker Perkins Ltd

Manor Drive,

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com

www.bakerperkins.com

FlexLink Systems Limited

Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN

T: 01908 327200

E: info.uk@flexlink.com

www.flexlink.com

Morton Mixers

T: 0845 277 0939

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk

www.morton-mixers.co.uk

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

Advertise: Oaks Ind. Est., Festival Drive,

Winkworth

Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

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

BAKING

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

Steck Depositors Limited

Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3LF

T: +44 (0) 1293 873439

E: sales@steckdepositors.com

www.steckdepositors.com

BISCUIT PROCESS EQUIPMENT

Baker Perkins Ltd

Manor Drive,

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com

www.bakerperkins.com

Winkworth

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

BLENDING

Morton Mixers

T: 0845 277 0939

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk

www.morton-mixers.co.uk

T: +44 (0)1260 272894

E: sales@jrboone.com

www.jrboone.com

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

Silverson Machines Ltd

Waterside, Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 1PQ

T: 01494 786331

E: sales@silverson.co.uk

www.silverson.co.uk

Winkworth

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

BOWL CHOPPER

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

BREAKFAST CEREAL

PROCESS EQUIPMENT

Baker Perkins Ltd

Manor Drive,

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com

www.bakerperkins.com

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Buyers Guide: Processing Equipment

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Winkworth

T: 01452 728753

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

BULK PRODUCT

HANDLING SYSTEMS

Coperion K-Tron GB

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

T: 0161 209 4810

E: ckb@coperionktron.com

www@coperionktron.com

JACOB (UK) LTD

T: 01694 722841

E: sales@jacob-uk.com

www.jacob-uk.com

piab

Loughborough, LE11 5XN

T: 01509 857010 F: 01509 857011

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

Riley

Automation Ltd

Foresters Business Park,

Sinfin Lane, Derby, DE23 8AG

T: 01332 275850 F: 01332 275855

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

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

COATING

AMP Rose

Gainsborough,

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT

T: +44 1427 611 969

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

Valco Melton UK

Hortonwood 32,

Telford TF1 7YN

T: 01952 677911 F: 01952 677945

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

Winkworth

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

CONFECTIONERY PROCESS

EQUIPMENT

AMP Rose

Gainsborough,

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT

T: +44 1427 611 969

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

Baker Perkins Ltd

Manor Drive,

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com

www.bakerperkins.com T

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: +44 (0)1260 272894

E: sales@jrboone.com

www.jrboone.com

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

Winkworth

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

CONVEYORS

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

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

E: info@ckf.co.uk

www.ckf.co.uk

Grote Company

Wrexham, LL13 7YP

www.grotecompany.com

E: sales@grotecompany.com

T: 01978 362243 F: 01978 T 362255

piab

Oaks Ind. Est., Festival Drive,

Loughborough, LE11 5XN

T: 01509 857010 F: 01509 857011

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

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

CONVEYORS - UV

JenAct

T: +44 (0)1256 892194

E: jenact@jenton.co.uk

www.jenact.co.uk

COOKING KETTLES

Winkworth

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

COSMETIC & TOILETRY

PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

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

Morton Mixers

T: 0845 277 0939

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk

www.morton-mixers.co.uk

Winkworth

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

DAIRY EQUIPMENT

FlexLink Systems Limited

Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN

T: 01908 327200

E: info.uk@flexlink.com

www.flexlink.com

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

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Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

Yorkshire Packaging Systems Ltd

Woodkirk Freight Terminal, Quarry Lane,

Woodkirk, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 7JJ

T: 01924 441355 F: 01924 440686

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

Processing Equipment

DEPOSITORS LIQUIDS/SOLIDS

Baker Perkins Ltd

Manor Drive,

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com

www.bakerperkins.com

Grote Company

Wrexham, LL13 7YP

www.grotecompany.com

E: sales@grotecompany.com

T: 01978 362243 F: 01978 362255

Karmelle Ltd

Unit 17, Queens Mill Industrial Estate,

Queens Mill Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3RR

T: 01484 533356

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

G Mondini (UK) Ltd

Whitebridge Lane,

Whitebridge Estates, Stone, Staffs ST15 8LY

T: E 01785 812512 F: 01785 819512

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

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Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

Riggs Autopack Ltd

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU

T: 01282 440040

E: info@riggsautopack.co.uk

www.riggsautopack.co.uk

Packaging Machinery

SP Filling Systems Ltd

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553

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

Steck Depositors Limited

Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3LF

T: +44 (0) 1293 873439

E: sales@steckdepositors.com

www.steckdepositors.com

DIAGNOSTIC TEST STRIP EQUIPMENT

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

DRUM EMPTYING

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

DRUM FILLING

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

SP Filling Systems Ltd

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553

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

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EXTRUSION

Baker Perkins Ltd

Manor Drive,

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com

www.bakerperkins.com

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

Winkworth

Morton Mixers

T: 0845 277 0939

T: Buyers NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

01256 305600 E: info@mixer.co.uk Guide: www.mixer.co.uk Packaging

Dorchester, Dorset,

E: Machinery

info@morton-mixers.co.uk

DT2 0LL

www.morton-mixers.co.uk

T: 01935 483900

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5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

HOMOGENISATION

Winkworth

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

Karmelle Ltd

Unit 17, Queens Mill Industrial Estate,

Queens Mill Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3RR

T: 01484 533356

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

Riggs Autopack Ltd

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU

T: 01282 440040

E: info@riggsautopack.co.uk

www.riggsautopack.co.uk

SP Filling Systems Ltd

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF T

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

FILTRATION EQUIPMENT

d h industries

dh industries

Sullivan House, Fenton Way, Laindon,

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK

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

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

FOOD PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

Grote Company

Wrexham, LL13 7YP

www.grotecompany.com

E: sales@grotecompany.com

T: 01978 362243 F: 01978 362255

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

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

Morton Mixers

T: 0845 277 0939

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk

www.morton-mixers.co.uk

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

Riggs Autopack Ltd

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU

T: 01282 440040

E: info@riggsautopack.co.uk

www.riggsautopack.co.uk

Schmersal Ltd

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com

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

Winkworth

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

HEAT EXCHANGERS

Krones UK Ltd

Westregen House,

Great Bank Road, Wingates Industrial Park,

Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 3XB

T: 01942 845000 F: 01942 845091 E

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

HIGH PRESSURE PROCESSING

EQUIPMENT (HPP)

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

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

Silverson Machines Ltd

Waterside, Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 1PQ

T: 01494 786331

E: sales@silverson.co.uk

www.silverson.co.uk

Winkworth

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

MEAT PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

MECHANISATION –UNPACKED

MECHANICAL HANDLING

PROCESS AREA

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

MINCING & GRINDING

Bizerba (UK) Limited

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

T: 01908 682740

E: info@bizerba.co.uk

www.bizerba.com

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

MIXING MACHINES

Morton Mixers

T: 0845 277 0939

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk

www.morton-mixers.co.uk

T: +44 (0)1260 272894

E: sales@jrboone.com

www.jrboone.com

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

Silverson Machines Ltd

Waterside, Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 1PQ

T: 01494 786331

E: sales@silverson.co.uk

www.silverson.co.uk

Winkworth

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

MIXING VESSELS

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

d h industries

dh industries

Sullivan House, Fenton Way, Laindon,

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK

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

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

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

PASTA COOKERS

Winkworth

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

PASTEURISERS

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

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

KHS UK Limited

6 Monkspath Business Park,

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935

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

PHARMACEUTICAL PROCESSING

Baker Perkins Ltd

Manor Drive,

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com

www.bakerperkins.com

Coperion K-Tron GB

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

T: 0161 209 4810

E: ckb@coperionktron.com

www@coperionktron.com

Winkworth

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

PILOT PLANT

Winkworth

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

PIZZA EQUIPMENT

Grote Company

Wrexham, LL13 7YP

www.grotecompany.com

E: sales@grotecompany.com

T: 01978 362243 F: 01978 362255

G Mondini (UK) Ltd

Whitebridge Lane,

Whitebridge Estates, Stone, Staffs ST15 8LY

T: 01785 812512 F: 01785 819512

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

Multipond Limited

Genoa Way, High Wycombe, HP11 1NY

T: 01494 471580 F: 01494 533487

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

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

Processing Equipment

Steck Depositors Limited

Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3LF

T: +44 (0) 1293 873439

E: sales@steckdepositors.com

www.steckdepositors.com

PUMPS

Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2QL

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

www.leybold.com

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

PUMPS VACUUM

piab

Oaks Ind. Est., Festival Drive,

Loughborough, LE11 5XN

T: 01509 857010 F: 01509 857011

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

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SANDWICH PREPARATION

EQUIPMENT

Grote Company

Wrexham, LL13 7YP

www.grotecompany.com

E: sales@grotecompany.com

T: 01978 362243 F: 01978 362255

Packaging Machinery

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

SAUSAGE PRODUCTION

EQUIPMENT

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

SLICING & DICING

Bizerba (UK) Limited

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

T: 01908 682740

E: info@bizerba.co.uk

www.bizerba.com

Grote Company

Wrexham, LL13 7YP

www.grotecompany.com

E: sales@grotecompany.com

T: 01978 362243 F: 01978 362255

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

SMOKE GENERATORS

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

SMOKE OVENS

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

SNACK PROCESS EQUIPMENT

Baker Perkins Ltd

Manor Drive,

Peterborough, PE4 7AP T: +44 1733 283000

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com

www.bakerperkins.com

Morton Mixers

T: 0845 277 0939

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk

www.morton-mixers.co.uk

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Ancillary Equipment

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EQUIPMENT

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

Holmach Ltd

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

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

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

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

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

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

VACUUM PROCESS VESSELS

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

Winkworth

Scorpion Vision Ltd

Lymington, Hampshire SO41 0ED

T: 01590 679333

E: sales@scorpionvision.co.uk

www.scorpionvision.co.uk

SPECIAL PURPOSE MACHINES

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

Winkworth

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

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

SORTING Buyers

STERILISING TUNNELS

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

EQUIPMENT Guide: Processing Equipment

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

JenAct

T: +44 (0)1256 892194

T

E: jenact@jenton.co.uk

www.jenact.co.uk

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

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

TABLETTING &

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 TABLET 8773 COUNTING 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

VISCOSITY CONTROL

Cremer Speciaalmachines BV

Heereweg 5, 2161 AB Lisse, The Netherlands

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

E: sales@cremer.com

www.cremer.com

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: +44 (0)1260 272894

E: sales@jrboone.com

www.jrboone.com

Advertise: Christine Valdes 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

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

Morton Mixers

T: 0845 277 0939

E: info@morton-mixers.co.uk

www.morton-mixers.co.uk T

Winkworth

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

Jenton International Ltd

T: +44 (0)1256 892194

E: sales@jenton.co.uk

www.jenton.co.uk

WASHING/STERILISING EQUIPMENT

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

X-RAY INSPECTION

Ishida Europe Ltd

Kettles Wood Drive,

EWoodgate Business Park, Birmingham B32 3DB

T: 0121 607 7700 F: 0121 607 7666

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

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Sealpac UK Ltd

Units 1-3, The Concept Centre,

Innovation Close, Poole, Dorset BH12 4QD, UK

T: 0845 302 3056 F: 0845 302 3057

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

Processing Equipment

Sparc Systems Ltd

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP

T: 01684 310000

E: sales@sparc-systems.co.uk

www.sparc-systems.co.uk

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ADHESIVES

Integrated Glueing Technology

INTEGRATED GLUEING TECHNOLOGY

Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 6TT

T: 01225 783456

E: general@igluetech.co.uk www.igluetech.co.uk

ADHESIVE APPLICATORS

Integrated Glueing Technology

INTEGRATED GLUEING TECHNOLOGY

Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 6TT

T: 01225 783456

E: general@igluetech.co.uk www.igluetech.co.uk

Nordson (U.K.) Ltd.

25 Faraday Road, Rabans Lane Industrial Area,

Aylesbury, HP19 8RY

T: 01296 610 140 F: 01296 610 175

E: sales@uk.nordson.com

www.nordson.co.uk/adhesives

Valco Melton UK

Hortonwood 32,

Telford TF1 7YN

T: 01952 677911 F: 01952 677945

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

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

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

W H Leary, Robatech

Basildon, Essex, SS15 6SW

T: 01268 490035

E: post@whleary.co.uk

www.whleary.co.uk

AEROSOL & SPRAY EQUIPMENT

d h industries

dh industries

Sullivan House, Fenton Way, Laindon,

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK

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

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

AUTOMATIC GUIDED VEHICLES

Ocme UK Ltd

King John Hse, Kingsclere Park,

Kingsclere, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 4SW

T: 01635 298171 F: 01635 297936

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

BAGGING EQUIPMENT

AMP Rose

Gainsborough,

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT

T: +44 1427 611 969

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

automated packaging systems

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401

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

Nottingham, NG9 1PF, United Kingdom

T: 0115 967 8787 E: sales@bwflexiblesystems

www.bwflexiblesystems.com

E

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk

www.fischbein.com/eastern

Gainsborough Engineering Company

Long Wood Road, Corringham Road Industrial Estate,

Gainsborough, DN21 1QB

T: 01427 617677

F: 01427 810443

E: sales@gains-eng.co.uk

www.gains-eng.co.uk

Gainsborough Industrial Controls Ltd

Alpha Works, Sandars Road, Heapham Road

Industrial Estate, Gainsborough DN21 1RZ

T: 01427 611885

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

Ilapak Ltd

Uxbridge, Middlesex

UB8 2YF

T: 020 8797 2000

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

Line Equipment Ltd

Nottingham, NG16 3SU

T: 01773 717007

E: enquiries@lineequipment.co.uk

www.lineequipment.co.uk

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

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

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

PFM House, 2 Pilgrim Way,

Leeds LS28 6LU

PFM Packaging Machinery T: +44 (0)113 Ltd 2393401

E: sales@pfmuk.com

www.pfmuk.com

Rovema Packaging Machines Ltd

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440

E: sales@rovema.co.uk

www.rovema.com

STATEC BINDER GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 T Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

BAG PALLETISERS

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk

www.fischbein.com/eastern

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

T: 01452 728753

E: info@ckf.co.uk

www.ckf.co.uk

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

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

STATEC BINDER GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

BAG SEALERS

automated packaging systems

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401

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

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk

www.fischbein.com/eastern

Jenton International Ltd

T: +44 (0)1256 892194

E: sales@jenton.co.uk

www.jenton.co.uk

Packaging Machinery Advertise: Christine Valdes 020 8773 5517 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

RM Sealers Ltd

Valley E Farm, Dagnall, Herts HP4 1QR

T: 01442 843387

E: enquiries@rmsealers.co.uk

www.rmsealers.co.uk

BANDING

Gordian Strapping Ltd

Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6XX

T: 01256 394 400 F: 01256 394 410

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com

www.gordianstrapping.com

Packaging Machinery

Jenton International Ltd

T: +44 (0)1256 892194

E: sales@jenton.co.uk

www.jenton.co.uk

Packaging Aids Ltd

1 Lords Way,

Basildon, Essex

SS13 1TN

T: 01268 885885

E: sales@packerproducts.co.uk

www.packerproducts.co.uk

Sollas UK Ltd

Hampshire RG28 7BB

T: 01256 896930

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

BAR CODE READER

VERIFICATION-OCR

Birmingham, B45 8JL

Bytronic

T: +44 (0)1564 793174

E: enquiries@bytronic.com

www.bytronic.com

www.logopak.co.uk

T: 01904 692333

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SICK (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN

T: 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767

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

BAR CODE SYSTEMS

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 BOX MAKING 8773 5517 E

MACHINERY chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

CAMA 3 Ltd

Acrovision

Hertfordshire, AL3 8JP

T: 0845 337 0250

E: info@acrovision.co.uk

www.acrovision.co.uk

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ

T: 01844 213177

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

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd

53 Central Way, Andover,

Hampshire, SP10 5AN

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333

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

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

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

Cobalt Systems Ltd

Cobalt House, Arden Square,

Electra Way, Crewe, CW1 6HA

T: 01270 539800

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

Industrial Labelling Systems Ltd

D4 Brookside Business Park, Manchester M24 1GS

T: 0161 655 4846

E: sales@ilsystems.co.uk

www.ilsystems.co.uk

01480 408500 mail@leuze.co.uk www.leuze.co.uk

www.logopak.co.uk

T: 01904 692333

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

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

BESPOKE MACHINE BUILDER

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

BLISTER PACKERS

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd

53 Central Way, Andover,

Hampshire, SP10 5AN

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333

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

Dividella AG

Körber Medipak Systems UK

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE

T: 01753 754865

www.dividella.com

Körber Medipak Systems UK

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE

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

www.medipak-systems.com

Mediseal GmbH

Körber Medipak Systems UK

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE

T: 01753 754865

www.mediseal.de

Sepha Ltd

Unit 25, Carrowreagh Business Park,

Carrowreagh Road, Dundonald,

Belfast BT16 1QQ

T: 028 9048 4848 F: 028 9048 0890

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

BLOW MOULDING

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP

T: 01235 537222

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

CAN FILLING EQUIPMENT

All-Fill International Ltd

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406

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

KHS UK Limited

6 Monkspath Business Park,

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935

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

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

multifill multifil

E: sales@multi-fill.com

www.multi-fill.com

Multipond Limited

Genoa Way, High Wycombe, HP11 1NY

T: 01494 471580 F: 01494 533487

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

CAPPERS

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

Advanced Dynamics Ltd

Unit 3, 606 Industrial Park,

Staithgate Lane, Bradford, BD6 1YA

T: 01274 731222 F: 01274 308953

E: info@advanceddynamics.co.uk

www.advanceddynamics.co.uk

Cap Coder Ltd

Monument Business Park,

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW

T: 01865 891466 F: 01865 891292

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

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

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

Karmelle Ltd

Unit 17, Queens Mill Industrial Estate,

Queens Mill Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3RR

T: 01484 533356

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

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

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

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

Propack Automation Machinery Ltd

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

T: 02476 470074

E: office@propack.co.uk

www.propack.co.uk

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP

T: 01235 537222

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

Shemesh Automation UK

Berkeley Square, Mayfair,

London W1J 6DB T: +44 207 887 6004

E: SA@shemeshautomation.com

www.shemeshautomation.com

SP Filling Systems Ltd

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

CARTONING SYSTEMS

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd

53 Central Way, Andover,

Hampshire, SP10 5AN

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333

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

Suite 44, Berkeley House,

Hunts Rise, South Marston Park,

Swindon, Wilts, SN3 4TG

T: 01793 831111 F: 01793 831481

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

CME Ltd

Combe St Nicholas, Somerset, TA20 3NL

T: 01460 269500

E: cme@cme-ltd.com

www.cme-ltd.com

Dividella AG

Körber Medipak Systems UK

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE

T: 01753 754865

www.dividella.com

ETPACK SPRINTER UK LTD

NEWBURY, BERKS, RG14 5SJ

T: 01635 905090

E: dianne@et-pack.com

www.et-pack.com

Integrated Glueing Technology

INTEGRATED GLUEING TECHNOLOGY

Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 6TT

T: 01225 783456

E: general@igluetech.co.uk www.igluetech.co.uk

Jacob White Packaging Ltd

Riverside Way, Dartford, Kent DA1 5BY

T: 01322 272531 F: 01322 270692

E: enquiries@jacobwhite.com

www.jacobwhite.com

Kliklok International Ltd

Western Drive, Bristol BS14 0AY

E: michelle.newman@bosch.com

T: 01275 836131

www.kliklok-int.com

Körber Medipak Systems UK

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE

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

www.medipak-systems.com

Mediseal GmbH

Körber Medipak Systems UK

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE

T: 01753 754865

www.mediseal.de

Norden (UK) Ltd

2 Tanners Drive, Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN

T: 01462 895245 F: 01462 895683

E: enquiries@norden.co.uk

www.nordenmachinery.se

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

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

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

Propack Automation Machinery Ltd

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

T: 02476 470074

E: office@propack.co.uk

www.propack.co.uk

105 Newdigate Road, Nottingham, NG16 1HN

T: 0115 875 9846

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

Rovema Packaging Machines Ltd

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440

E: sales@rovema.co.uk

www.rovema.com

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

PACKAGING MACHINERY SPECIALISTS

T: 01420 542505 E: info@springvaleltd.co.uk

www.springvaleltd.co.uk

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

CASE ERECTING/FILLING SEALING

Aetna UK Limited

Oakley, Bedford,

MK43 7TA

T: 01234 825050

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

Packaging Machinery

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

www.blueprintautomation.com

CAMA 3 Ltd

Suite 44, Berkeley House,

Hunts Rise, South Marston Park,

Swindon, Wilts, SN3 4TG

T: 01793 831111 F: 01793 831481

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

Endoline Machinery Ltd

Biggleswade, SG18 8QB

T: 01767 316422

E: sales@endoline-automation.com

www.endoline-automation.com

ETT UK Limited

Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7TD

T: 01502 470812

E: geoff@ett-uk.com

www.ett-uk.com

T: 01452 728753

E: info@ckf.co.uk

www.ckf.co.uk

Gordian Strapping Ltd

Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6XX

T: 01256 394 400 F: 01256 394 410

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com

www.gordianstrapping.com

Jacob White Packaging Ltd

Riverside Way, Dartford, Kent DA1 5BY

T: 01322 272531 F: 01322 270692

E: enquiries@jacobwhite.com

www.jacobwhite.com

Anson Way, Ellough,

Beccles NR34 7TJ

T: 01502 713777

E: info@linkxpackaging.com

www.linkxpackaging.com

Paramount

Packaging Systems

T: 01252 815252

E: fuji@paramount-packaging.co.uk

www.paramount-packaging.co.uk

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

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

Propack Automation Machinery Ltd

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

T: 02476 470074

E: office@propack.co.uk

www.propack.co.uk

Quin Systems Ltd

Oaklands Park,

Wokingham, RG41 2FD

T: 0118 977 1077

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

SCM Handling Ltd

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,

Somerset, TA4 3RU

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

4 Excalibur Halls, Anson

Way, Beccles NR34 7TJ

T: 01502 717818

E: info@siat.co.uk

www.siat.co.uk

Woodward Avenue, Yate, Bristol BS37 5AP

T: 01454 328660 F: 01454 326871

E: machine.sales@smurfitkappa.co.uk

www.machinesystems.co.uk

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Tekpak Automation Ltd (UK)

T: +44 (0)113 3505694

E: sales@tekpak.co.uk

www.tekpak.co.uk

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

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The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk

Rotech Machines Limited

Hertfordshire AL7 1AJ

T: +44 (0) 1707 393700

E: sales@rotechmachines.com

www. rotechmachines.com

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TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

4 Excalibur Halls, Anson

Way, Beccles NR34 7TJ

T: 01502 717818

E: info@siat.co.uk

www.siat.co.uk

Ishida Europe Ltd

Kettles Wood Drive,

Woodgate Business Park, Birmingham B32 3DB

T: 0121 607 7700 F: 0121 607 7666

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

CASE LINING/FILLING/CLOSING

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

www.blueprintautomation.com

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

CASE PACKERS AUTOMATIC

Woodward Avenue, Yate, Bristol BS37 5AP

T: 01454 328660 F: 01454 326871

E: machine.sales@smurfitkappa.co.uk

www.machinesystems.co.uk

Tekpak Automation Ltd (UK)

T: +44 (0)113 3505694

E: sales@tekpak.co.uk

www.tekpak.co.uk

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

M.D.S. Ltd Metal Detection Services

St. Martins Studios, Greenbank Road,

Sale, Cheshire M33 5PN

T: Sales 0161 286 8755 T: 0161 286 8750

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

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

Sparc Systems Ltd

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP

T: 01684 310000

E: sales@sparc-systems.co.uk

www.sparc-systems.co.uk

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

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

CODING MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd

53 Central Way, Andover,

Hampshire, SP10 5AN

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333

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

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

www.blueprintautomation.com

BW Container Systems

Doncaster,Yorkshire DN11 8EW

T: 01302 711056 E: sales@bwintegratedsystems.com

www.bwintegratedsystems.com

CAMA 3 Ltd

Suite 44, Berkeley House,

Hunts Rise, South Marston Park,

Swindon, Wilts, SN3 4TG

T: 01793 831111 F: 01793 831481

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

Endoline Machinery Ltd

Biggleswade, SG18 8QB

T: 01767 316422

E: sales@endoline-automation.com

www.endoline-automation.com

T: 01452 728753

E: info@ckf.co.uk

www.ckf.co.uk

CASE TAPING/STRAPPING/GLUING

Aetna UK Limited

Oakley, Bedford,

MK43 7TA

T: 01234 825050

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

Endoline Machinery Ltd

Biggleswade, SG18 8QB

T: 01767 316422

E: sales@endoline-automation.com

www.endoline-automation.com

Gordian Strapping Ltd

Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6XX

T: 01256 394 400 F: 01256 394 410

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com

www.gordianstrapping.com

Nordson (U.K.) Ltd.

25 Faraday Road, Rabans Lane Industrial Area,

Aylesbury, HP19 8RY

T: 01296 610 140 F: 01296 610 175

E: sales@uk.nordson.com

www.nordson.co.uk/adhesives

Yamato

Leeds, LS12 6HH

T: 0113 322 1546

E: sales1@yamatoscale.co.uk

www.yamatoscale.co.uk

CHECKWEIGHERS - COMBINATION

M.D.S. Ltd Metal Detection Services

St. Martins Studios, Greenbank Road,

Sale, Cheshire M33 5PN

T: Sales 0161 286 8755 T: 0161 286 8750

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

CODING & MARKING

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ

T: 01844 213177

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

Allen Coding

Unit 9 Gateway 1000, Whittle Way,

Arlington Business Park, Stevenage,

Herts, SG1 2FP

T: 01438 347770 F: 01438 347771

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

COLLATING EQUIPMENT

CME Ltd

Combe St Nicholas, Somerset, TA20 3NL

T: 01460 269500

E: cme@cme-ltd.com

www.cme-ltd.com

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

CONFECTIONERY WRAPPING

MACHINES

AMP Rose

Gainsborough,

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT

T: +44 1427 611 969

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

ETT UK Limited

Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7TD

T: 01502 470812

E: geoff@ett-uk.com

www.ett-uk.com

The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk

Gordian Strapping Ltd

Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6XX

T: 01256 394 400 F: 01256 394 410

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com

www.gordianstrapping.com

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

4 Excalibur Halls, Anson

Way, Beccles NR34 7TJ

T: 01502 717818

E: info@siat.co.uk

www.siat.co.uk

Woodward Avenue, Yate, Bristol BS37 5AP

T: 01454 328660 F: 01454 326871

E: machine.sales@smurfitkappa.co.uk

www.machinesystems.co.uk

CENTRIFUGAL BOWL FEEDERS

ATD Marking Systems

Marley House, The Mill, Great Bowden Road,

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7DE

T: 01858 461014 F: 01858 436900

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

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd

53 Central Way, Andover,

Hampshire, SP10 5AN

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333

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

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

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

CME Ltd

Combe St Nicholas, Somerset, TA20 3NL

T: 01460 269500

E: cme@cme-ltd.com

www.cme-ltd.com

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Paramount

Packaging Systems

T: 01252 815252

E: fuji@paramount-packaging.co.uk

www.paramount-packaging.co.uk

Jacob White Packaging Ltd

Riverside Way, Dartford, Kent DA1 5BY

T: 01322 272531 F: 01322 270692

E: enquiries@jacobwhite.com

www.jacobwhite.com

KHS UK Limited

6 Monkspath Business Park,

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935

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

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Anson Way, Ellough,

Beccles NR34 7TJ

T: 01502 713777

E: info@linkxpackaging.com

www.linkxpackaging.com

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

CHECKWEIGHER METAL

DETECTOR COMBI UNITS

Bizerba (UK) Limited

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

T: 01908 682740

E: info@bizerba.co.uk

www.bizerba.com

The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk

Sparc Systems Ltd

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP

T: 01684 310000

E: sales@sparc-systems.co.uk

www.sparc-systems.co.uk

CHECKWEIGHERS

Cap Coder Ltd

Monument Business Park,

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW

T: 01865 891466 F: 01865 891292

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

Domino UK Ltd

Bar Hill, Cambridge

CB23 8TU

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

www.domino-uk.com

Industrial Labelling Systems Ltd

D4 Brookside Business Park, Manchester M24 1GS

T: 0161 655 4846

E: sales@ilsystems.co.uk

www.ilsystems.co.uk

Linx Printing

Technologies Ltd

St. Ives, PE27 5JL

T: 01480 302661

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

www.logopak.co.uk

T: 01904 692333

CONTRACT LABELLING

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ

T: 01844 213177

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

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

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

CONVERGERS

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

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

Jenton Ariana

T: +44 (0)1256 892194

E: sales@jenton.co.uk

www.jentonariana.co.uk

Quin Systems Ltd

Oaklands Park,

Wokingham, RG41 2FD

T: 0118 977 1077

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

Anritsu Infivis Ltd

200 Capability Green, Luton LU1 3LU

T: +44(0)1582 433227

E: ais-europe@anritsu.com

www.anritsu.com

Open Date Equipment Ltd

Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4DG

T: 020 8655 4999

E: sales@opendate.co.uk

www.opendate.co.uk

Kensal Handling Systems

Kensal House, President Way,

Luton, LU2 9NR

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

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

Rovema Packaging Machines Ltd

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440

E: sales@rovema.co.uk

www.rovema.com

Bizerba (UK) Limited

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

T: 01908 682740

E: info@bizerba.co.uk

www.bizerba.com

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

www.printsafe.co.uk

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

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CONVEYORS

Advance Automated Systems Ltd

T: 01325 328930

E: sales@advance-as.co.uk

www.advanceconveyors.co.uk

Astec Conveyors

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DH

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com

www.astecconveyors.com

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

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

BW Container Systems

Doncaster,Yorkshire DN11 8EW

T: 01302 711056 E: sales@bwintegratedsystems.com

www.bwintegratedsystems.com

Cap Coder Ltd

Monument Business Park,

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW

T: 01865 891466 F: 01865 891292

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

T: 01452 728753

E: info@ckf.co.uk

www.ckf.co.uk

Colwall Conveyor Systems Ltd

Walsall, West Midlands WS2 7NL

T: 01922 405355

E: sales@colwallconveyors.co.uk

www.colwallconveyors.co.uk

Endoline Machinery Ltd

Biggleswade, SG18 8QB

T: 01767 316422

E: sales@endoline-automation.com

www.endoline-automation.com

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk

www.fischbein.com/eastern

FlexLink Systems Limited

Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN

T: 01908 327200

E: info.uk@flexlink.com

www.flexlink.com

The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk

Interroll Ltd

Orion Way, Kettering,

Northants, NN15 6NL

T: 01536 312770

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

Kensal Handling Systems

Kensal House, President Way,

Luton, LU2 9NR

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

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

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

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

piab

Oaks Ind. Est., Festival Drive,

Loughborough, LE11 5XN

T: 01509 857010 F: 01509 857011

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

SCM Handling Ltd

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,

Somerset, TA4 3RU

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

Transnorm System Ltd

Tewkesbury, GL20 6FF

T: +44 (0) 1684 291100

E: sales@transnorm.co.uk

www.transnorm.com

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

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

CONVEYORS (AIR)

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

CONVEYORS - BELT BANDS

Interroll Ltd

Orion Way, Kettering,

Northants, NN15 6NL

T: 01536 312770

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

CONVEYORS – MOTORISED DRUMS

Interroll Ltd

Orion Way, Kettering,

Northants, NN15 6NL

T: 01536 312770

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

CONVEYORS – PALLET

Alvey Systems & Services Ltd

T: +44 7785 368 074

+44 1384 210 278

E: info@alvey.eu

www.alvey.eu

Astec Conveyors

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DH

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com

www.astecconveyors.com

T: 01452 728753

E: info@ckf.co.uk

www.ckf.co.uk

Interroll Ltd

Orion Way, Kettering,

Northants, NN15 6NL

T: 01536 312770

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

Kensal Handling Systems

Kensal House, President Way,

Luton, LU2 9NR

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

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

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

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

CONVEYORS – POWERED ROLLER

Astec Conveyors

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DH

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com

www.astecconveyors.com

T: 01452 728753

E: info@ckf.co.uk

www.ckf.co.uk

Interroll Ltd

Orion Way, Kettering,

Northants, NN15 6NL

T: 01536 312770

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

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

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

CORRUGATED CASE MAKING

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

COUNTING MACHINERY

Cremer Speciaalmachines BV

Heereweg 5, 2161 AB Lisse, The Netherlands

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

E: sales@cremer.com

www.cremer.com

105 Newdigate Road, Nottingham, NG16 1HN

T: 0115 875 9846

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

Sparc Systems Ltd

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP

T: 01684 310000

E: sales@sparc-systems.co.uk

www.sparc-systems.co.uk

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

COUNTING/PACKAGING

HARDWARE COMPONENTS

automated packaging systems

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401

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

Gainsborough Engineering Company

Long Wood Road, Corringham Road Industrial Estate,

Gainsborough, DN21 1QB

T: 01427 617677

F: 01427 810443

E: sales@gains-eng.co.uk

www.gains-eng.co.uk

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Riley

Automation Ltd

Foresters Business Park,

Sinfin Lane, Derby, DE23 8AG

T: 01332 275850 F: 01332 275855

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

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

CRIMPING EQUIPMENT

d h industries

dh industries

Sullivan House, Fenton Way, Laindon,

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK

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

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

DEBLISTERING MACHINES

Sepha Ltd

Unit 25, Carrowreagh Business Park,

Carrowreagh Road, Dundonald,

Belfast BT16 1QQ

T: 028 9048 4848 F: 028 9048 0890

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

DEPALLETISERS

ETT UK Limited

Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7TD

T: 01502 470812

E: geoff@ett-uk.com

www.ett-uk.com

T: 01452 728753

E: info@ckf.co.uk

www.ckf.co.uk

Kensal Handling Systems

Kensal House, President Way,

Luton, LU2 9NR

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

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

KHS UK Limited

6 Monkspath Business Park,

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935

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

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Phoenix Handling Solutions

Burnley BB12 6HH

T: 0845 265 7570

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

Packaging Machinery

SCM Handling Ltd

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,

Somerset, TA4 3RU

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

ELEVATORS

T: 01452 728753

E: info@ckf.co.uk

www.ckf.co.uk

Kensal Handling Systems

Kensal House, President Way,

Luton, LU2 9NR

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

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

Riley

Automation Ltd

Foresters Business Park,

Sinfin Lane, Derby, DE23 8AG

T: 01332 275850 F: 01332 275855

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

Schmersal Ltd

Worcestershire, WR14 1GL

T: 01684 571980 E: uksupport@schmersal.com

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

SCM Handling Ltd

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,

Somerset, TA4 3RU

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

END OF LINE BAGGING MACHINES

automated packaging systems

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401

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

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

FFS HORIZONTAL

(FLOWWRAPPERS)

AMP Rose

Gainsborough,

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT

T: +44 1427 611 969

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

Nottingham, NG9 1PF, United Kingdom

T: 0115 967 8787 E: sales@bwflexiblesystems

www.bwflexiblesystems.com

The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk

Ilapak Ltd

Uxbridge, Middlesex

UB8 2YF

T: 020 8797 2000

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

ILPRA UK

Swindon, Wilts. SN3 4AG

T: 01793 832020

E: reception.uk@ilpra.com

www.ilpra.co.uk

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Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

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

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

Paramount

Packaging Systems

T: 01252 815252

E: fuji@paramount-packaging.co.uk

www.paramount-packaging.co.uk

PFM House, 2 Pilgrim Way,

Leeds LS28 6LU

PFM Packaging Machinery T: +44 (0)113 Ltd 2393401

E: sales@pfmuk.com

www.pfmuk.com

FFS THERMO

Reiser UK Ltd

Maidstone Road, Kingston,

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD

T: 01908 585300 F: 01908 585400

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

FFS VERTICAL

AMP Rose

Gainsborough,

Lincolnshire, DN21 1QT

T: +44 1427 611 969

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

Nottingham, NG9 1PF, United Kingdom

T: 0115 967 8787 E: sales@bwflexiblesystems

www.bwflexiblesystems.com

The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk

Gainsborough Engineering Company

Long Wood Road, Corringham Road Industrial Estate,

Gainsborough, DN21 1QB

T: 01427 617677

F: 01427 810443

E: sales@gains-eng.co.uk

www.gains-eng.co.uk

Gainsborough Industrial Controls Ltd

Alpha Works, Sandars Road, Heapham Road

Industrial Estate, Gainsborough DN21 1RZ

T: 01427 611885

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

Ilapak Ltd

Uxbridge, Middlesex

UB8 2YF

T: 020 8797 2000

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

Line Equipment Ltd

Nottingham, NG16 3SU

T: 01773 717007

E: enquiries@lineequipment.co.uk

www.lineequipment.co.uk

PFM House, 2 Pilgrim Way,

Leeds LS28 6LU

PFM Packaging Machinery T: +44 (0)113 Ltd 2393401

E: sales@pfmuk.com

www.pfmuk.com

Rovema Packaging Machines Ltd

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440

E: sales@rovema.co.uk

www.rovema.com

STATEC BINDER GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

FILLING: ASEPTIC

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

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

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP

T: 01235 537222

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

FILLING: BAG/SACK

All-Fill International Ltd

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406

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

Nottingham, NG9 1PF, United Kingdom

T: 0115 967 8787 E: sales@bwflexiblesystems

www.bwflexiblesystems.com

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk

www.fischbein.com/eastern

Ilapak Ltd

Uxbridge, Middlesex

UB8 2YF

T: 020 8797 2000

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

Line Equipment Ltd

Nottingham, NG16 3SU

T: 01773 717007

E: enquiries@lineequipment.co.uk

www.lineequipment.co.uk

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

multifill multifil

E: sales@multi-fill.com

www.multi-fill.com

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

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

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

STATEC BINDER GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

FILLING: CAPSULE

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

Evolution BPS

T: 01721 724296

E: sales@evolutionbps.co.uk

www.evolutionbps.co.uk

FILLING: COSMETIC EQUIPMENT

All-Fill International Ltd

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406

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

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

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

Norden (UK) Ltd

2 Tanners Drive, Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN

T: 01462 895245 F: 01462 895683

E: enquiries@norden.co.uk

www.nordenmachinery.se

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

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

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

Propack Automation Machinery Ltd

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

T: 02476 470074

E: office@propack.co.uk

www.propack.co.uk

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP

T: 01235 537222

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

FILLING: DRUM & IBC

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

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

Karmelle Ltd

Unit 17, Queens Mill Industrial Estate,

Queens Mill Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3RR

T: 01484 533356

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

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

SP Filling Systems Ltd

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553

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

PACKAGING MACHINERY SPECIALISTS

T: 01420 542505 E: info@springvaleltd.co.uk

www.springvaleltd.co.uk

STATEC BINDER GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

FILLING: GRANULES

All-Fill International Ltd

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406

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

G Mondini (UK) Ltd

Whitebridge Lane,

Whitebridge Estates, Stone, Staffs ST15 8LY

T: 01785 812512 F: 01785 819512

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

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

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

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

STATEC BINDER GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

FILLING: LIQUID

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

Advanced Dynamics Ltd

Unit 3, 606 Industrial Park,

Staithgate Lane, Bradford, BD6 1YA

T: 01274 731222 F: 01274 308953

E: info@advanceddynamics.co.uk

www.advanceddynamics.co.uk

BW Container Systems

Doncaster,Yorkshire DN11 8EW

T: 01302 711056 E: sales@bwintegratedsystems.com

www.bwintegratedsystems.com

Cap Coder Ltd

Monument Business Park,

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW

T: 01865 891466 F: 01865 891292

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

Evolution BPS

T: 01721 724296

E: sales@evolutionbps.co.uk

www.evolutionbps.co.uk

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

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

KHS UK Limited

6 Monkspath Business Park,

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935

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

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

G Mondini (UK) Ltd

Whitebridge Lane,

Whitebridge Estates, Stone, Staffs ST15 8LY

T: 01785 812512 F: 01785 819512

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

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

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

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

Riggs Autopack Ltd

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU

T: 01282 440040

E: info@riggsautopack.co.uk

www.riggsautopack.co.uk

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP

T: 01235 537222

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

Shemesh Automation UK

Berkeley Square, Mayfair,

London W1J 6DB T: +44 207 887 6004

E: SA@shemeshautomation.com

www.shemeshautomation.com

SP Filling Systems Ltd

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

FILLING: MOLTEN

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

SP Filling Systems Ltd

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553

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

FILLING: PASTE

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

All-Fill International Ltd

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406

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

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd

Dorchester, Dorset,

DT2 0LL

T: 01935 483900

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

Norden (UK) Ltd

2 Tanners Drive, Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN

T: 01462 895245 F: 01462 895683

E: enquiries@norden.co.uk

www.nordenmachinery.se

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

Karmelle Ltd

Unit 17, Queens Mill Industrial Estate,

Queens Mill Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3RR

T: 01484 533356

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

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

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

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

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Riggs Autopack Ltd

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU

T: 01282 440040

E: info@riggsautopack.co.uk

www.riggsautopack.co.uk

FILLING: PHARMACEUTICAL

Adelphi Group

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XQ

T: 01444 472300

W: www.adelphi.uk.com

All-Fill International Ltd

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406

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

Cap Coder Ltd

Monument Business Park,

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW

T: 01865 891466 F: 01865 891292

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

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Norden (UK) Ltd

2 Tanners Drive, Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN

T: 01462 895245 F: 01462 895683

E: enquiries@norden.co.uk

www.nordenmachinery.se

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

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

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

105 Newdigate Road, Nottingham, NG16 1HN

T: 0115 875 9846

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

SP Filling Systems Ltd

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

FILLING: POWDER

All-Fill International Ltd

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406

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

The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

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

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

Rovema Packaging Machines Ltd

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440

E: sales@rovema.co.uk

www.rovema.com

STATEC BINDER GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

FILLING: SOLIDS

Holmach Ltd

The Dingle, Pilsgate,

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW

T: 01780 749097 F: 01780 749098

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

Ilapak Ltd

Uxbridge, Middlesex

UB8 2YF

T: 020 8797 2000

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

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

G Mondini (UK) Ltd

Whitebridge Lane,

Whitebridge Estates, Stone, Staffs ST15 8LY

T: 01785 812512 F: 01785 819512

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

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

multifill multifil

E: sales@multi-fill.com

www.multi-fill.com

Optima Packaging Machinery PLC

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hampshire SO23 7TF

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

E: info@optima-gb.com

www.optima-gb.com

STATEC BINDER GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

FILLING: WEIGH

All-Fill International Ltd

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,

Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RS

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406

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

Nottingham, NG9 1PF, United Kingdom

T: 0115 967 8787 E: sales@bwflexiblesystems

www.bwflexiblesystems.com

The Food Machinery Company Ltd

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF

T: 01634 272345

E: contact@foodmc.com

www.foodmc.co.uk

Ilapak Ltd

Uxbridge, Middlesex

UB8 2YF

T: 020 8797 2000

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

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7LL

T: 0121 505 9970

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk

Multipond Limited

Genoa Way, High Wycombe, HP11 1NY

T: 01494 471580 F: 01494 533487

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

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP

T: 01235 537222

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

SP Filling Systems Ltd

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF

T: 01597 824918 F: 01597 822553

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

STATEC BINDER GmbH

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0

E: office@statec-binder.com

www.statec-binder.com

HEAT SEALERS

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk

www.fischbein.com/eastern

G Mondini (UK) Ltd

Whitebridge Lane,

Whitebridge Estates, Stone, Staffs ST15 8LY

T: 01785 812512 F: 01785 819512

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

MPE UK LIMITED

Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire SK23 7DQ

T: +44 1663 732 700

E: mark@mpe-uk.com

www.mpe-uk.com

Packaging Aids Ltd

1 Lords Way,

Basildon, Essex

SS13 1TN

T: 01268 885885

E: sales@packerproducts.co.uk

www.packerproducts.co.uk

RM Sealers Ltd

Valley Farm, Dagnall, Herts HP4 1QR

T: 01442 843387

E: enquiries@rmsealers.co.uk

www.rmsealers.co.uk

Sealpac UK Ltd

Units 1-3, The Concept Centre,

Innovation Close, Poole, Dorset BH12 4QD, UK

T: 0845 302 3056 F: 0845 302 3057

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

Shemesh Automation UK

Berkeley Square, Mayfair,

London W1J 6DB T: +44 207 887 6004

E: SA@shemeshautomation.com

www.shemeshautomation.com

HOT FOIL PRINTERS

Allen Coding

Unit 9 Gateway 1000, Whittle Way,

Arlington Business Park, Stevenage,

Herts, SG1 2FP

T: 01438 347770 F: 01438 347771

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

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

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

Open Date Equipment Ltd

Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4DG

T: 020 8655 4999

E: sales@opendate.co.uk

www.opendate.co.uk

HOT MELT APPLICATION

EQUIPMENT

W H Leary, Robatech

Basildon, Essex, SS15 6SW

T: 01268 490035

E: post@whleary.co.uk

www.whleary.co.uk

Packaging Aids Ltd

1 Lords Way,

Basildon, Essex

SS13 1TN

T: 01268 885885

INDUCTION CAP SEALING

E: sales@packerproducts.co.uk

www.packerproducts.co.uk

Enercon Industries Ltd

62-64 Edison Road, Aylesbury,

Bucks HP19 8UX

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

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

INK JET CODERS

ATD Marking Systems

Marley House, The Mill, Great Bowden Road,

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7DE

T: 01858 461014 F: 01858 436900

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

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd

53 Central Way, Andover,

Hampshire, SP10 5AN

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333

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

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

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

Open Date Equipment Ltd

Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4DG

T: 020 8655 4999

E: sales@opendate.co.uk

www.opendate.co.uk

Rotech Machines Limited

Hertfordshire AL7 1AJ

T: +44 (0) 1707 393700

E: sales@rotechmachines.com

www. rotechmachines.com

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

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

INK JET PRINTERS

Allen Coding

Unit 9 Gateway 1000, Whittle Way,

Arlington Business Park, Stevenage,

Herts, SG1 2FP

T: 01438 347770 F: 01438 347771

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

ATD Marking Systems

Marley House, The Mill, Great Bowden Road,

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7DE

T: 01858 461014 F: 01858 436900

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

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd

53 Central Way, Andover,

Hampshire, SP10 5AN

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333

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

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd

T: +44 (0) 844 372 2877

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk

www.fischbein.com/eastern

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

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

INSPECTION SYSTEMS

Bizerba (UK) Limited

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

T: 01908 682740

E: info@bizerba.co.uk

www.bizerba.com

Evolution BPS

T: 01721 724296

E: sales@evolutionbps.co.uk

www.evolutionbps.co.uk

Fortress Technology (Europe) Ltd

Banbury, Oxon, OX16 1RH

T: 01295 256266

E: Sales-UK@fortresstechnology.com

www.fortresstechnology.co.uk

Körber Medipak Systems UK

Fairacres, Windsor SL4 4LE

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

www.medipak-systems.com

M.D.S. Ltd Metal Detection Services

St. Martins Studios, Greenbank Road,

Sale, Cheshire M33 5PN

T: Sales 0161 286 8755 T: 0161 286 8750

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

Nordson (U.K.) Ltd.

25 Faraday Road, Rabans Lane Industrial Area,

Aylesbury, HP19 8RY

T: 01296 610 140 F: 01296 610 175

E: sales@uk.nordson.com

www.nordson.co.uk/adhesives

Scorpion Vision Ltd

Lymington, Hampshire SO41 0ED

T: 01590 679333

E: sales@scorpionvision.co.uk

www.scorpionvision.co.uk

Sealpac UK Ltd

Units 1-3, The Concept Centre,

Innovation Close, Poole, Dorset BH12 4QD, UK

T: 0845 302 3056 F: 0845 302 3057

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

Sparc Systems Ltd

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP

T: 01684 310000

E: sales@sparc-systems.co.uk

www.sparc-systems.co.uk

Valco Melton UK

Hortonwood 32,

Telford TF1 7YN

T: 01952 677911 F: 01952 677945

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

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

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

LABEL INSPECTION

Domino UK Ltd

Bar Hill, Cambridge

CB23 8TU

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

www.domino-uk.com

Jenton Dimaco

T: +44 (0)1256 892194

E: sales@jenton.co.uk

www.dimaco.co.uk

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

Sparc Systems Ltd

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NP

T: 01684 310000

E: sales@sparc-systems.co.uk

www.sparc-systems.co.uk

LABEL PRINTERS

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ

T: 01844 213177

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

Allen Coding

Unit 9 Gateway 1000, Whittle Way,

Arlington Business Park, Stevenage,

Herts, SG1 2FP

T: 01438 347770 F: 01438 347771

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

QuickLabel AstroNova

Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3RT

T: 01628 668836

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

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Atlantic Zeiser Ltd

53 Central Way, Andover,

Hampshire, SP10 5AN

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333

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

Bizerba (UK) Limited

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

T: 01908 682740

E: info@bizerba.co.uk

www.bizerba.com

Industrial Labelling Systems Ltd

D4 Brookside Business Park, Manchester M24 1GS

T: 0161 655 4846

E: sales@ilsystems.co.uk

www.ilsystems.co.uk

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

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

LABELLERS

Advanced Dynamics Ltd

Unit 3, 606 Industrial Park,

Staithgate Lane, Bradford, BD6 1YA

T: 01274 731222 F: 01274 308953

E: info@advanceddynamics.co.uk

www.advanceddynamics.co.uk

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ

T: 01844 213177

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

Allen Coding

Unit 9 Gateway 1000, Whittle Way,

Arlington Business Park, Stevenage,

Herts, SG1 2FP

T: 01438 347770 F: 01438 347771

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

ALTech UK Labelling Technologies Ltd

Central Park, Bridgend, South Wales CF31 3RT

T: 0800 612 6205

E: sales@altech-uk.com

www.altech-uk.com

ATD Marking Systems

Marley House, The Mill, Great Bowden Road,

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7DE

T: 01858 461014 F: 01858 436900

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

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

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

Evolution BPS

T: 01721 724296

E: sales@evolutionbps.co.uk

www.evolutionbps.co.uk

HERMA UK Limited

The Hollands Centre,

Hollands Road, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 8PR

T: 01440 763366 F: 01440 706834

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

Industrial Labelling Systems Ltd

D4 Brookside Business Park, Manchester M24 1GS

T: 0161 655 4846

E: sales@ilsystems.co.uk

www.ilsystems.co.uk

Karmelle Ltd

Unit 17, Queens Mill Industrial Estate,

Queens Mill Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3RR

T: 01484 533356

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

KHS UK Limited

6 Monkspath Business Park,

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4NY

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935

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

Newman Labelling

Barnet, London, EN5 4DL

T: 020 8440 0044

E: sales@newman.co.uk

www.newman.co.uk

www.logopak.co.uk

T: 01904 692333

Propack Automation Machinery Ltd

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

T: 02476 470074

E: office@propack.co.uk

www.propack.co.uk

Sealpac UK Ltd

Units 1-3, The Concept Centre,

Innovation Close, Poole, Dorset BH12 4QD, UK

T: 0845 302 3056 F: 0845 302 3057

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

Sessions UK

1 Redeness Street, York, YO31 7UU

T: 01904 610613

E: enquiry@sessionsuk.com

www.sessionsuk.com

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

Shemesh Automation UK

Berkeley Square, Mayfair,

London W1J 6DB T: +44 207 887 6004

E: SA@shemeshautomation.com

www.shemeshautomation.com

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200

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

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

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

LABELLING SOFTWARE

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd

Unit B, Bandet Way, Thame Ind.

Estate, Thame, Oxon OX9 3SJ

T: 01844 213177

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

T: 01444 239970 F: 01444 246609

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

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

LANE DIVIDER/COMBINER

Astec Conveyors

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DH

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com

www.astecconveyors.com

ETT UK Limited

Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7TD

T: 01502 470812

E: geoff@ett-uk.com

www.ett-uk.com

Jenton Ariana

T: +44 (0)1256 892194

E: sales@jenton.co.uk

www.jentonariana.co.uk

T: 01452 728753

E: info@ckf.co.uk

www.ckf.co.uk

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047

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

LASER CODERS

Allen Coding

Unit 9 Gateway 1000, Whittle Way,

Arlington Business Park, Stevenage,

Herts, SG1 2FP

T: 01438 347770 F: 01438 347771

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

Weber Packaging Solutions

Macmerry Industrial Estate,

Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1HD

T: 01875 611 111 F: 01875 613 310

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

LEAK TESTING

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

www.blueprintautomation.com

Ishida Europe Ltd

Kettles Wood Drive,