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

Issue 4, Volume XXIX, <strong>July</strong>/<strong>August</strong> 2018<br />

The mac<strong>hi</strong>nery only journal for processing & packaging | www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk<br />

Hello to a new era<br />

Our major 40 page feature on automation, robotics and<br />

vision reports on the latest technologies that are<br />

helping to shape the future of manufacturing<br />

INSIDE<br />

NEWS<br />

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quickly and free of charge<br />

NEW MACHINERY<br />

A random case sealer has been<br />

re-engineered <strong>with</strong> a linear<br />

actuator system to reduce air<br />

consumption and ultimately<br />

reduce running costs w<strong>hi</strong>le<br />

also cutting carbon footprint<br />

Find out more on page 20<br />

LABELLING<br />

A gin producer<br />

has invested<br />

in a new<br />

labelling<br />

system to<br />

meet <strong>hi</strong>gh<br />

demand<br />

PLUS<br />

Former Waitrose md Lord<br />

Mark Price will deliver<br />

the keynote speech at the<br />

PPMA Show 2018 in September<br />

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www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST 2018 MACHINERY UPDATE 3<br />

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

Contents<br />

7 NEWS<br />

Six pages of industry news also<br />

includes a piece on women in<br />

engineering and manufacturing<br />

14 NEW MACHINERY<br />

A <strong>hi</strong>gh speed bagging mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

provides fast changeovers<br />

between seven styles of bag<br />

26 INSTALLATIONS<br />

W<strong>hi</strong>tby Seafoods has doubled<br />

its packing speeds for scampi<br />

by installing a new line<br />

36 SPECIAL FEATURE<br />

AUTOMATION,<br />

ROBOTICS & VISION<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s 40 page feature examines<br />

the very latest technologies<br />

available to bring the IoT ever<br />

closer to reality and covers<br />

much robot and vision success<br />

36<br />

REGULAR FEATURES<br />

76 LABELLING,<br />

CODING & MARKING<br />

Botanist Gin has switched from<br />

hand labelling to a blow vac<br />

print & apply system labeller<br />

78 COMPONENTS<br />

An IO-Link analogue hub is used<br />

for Shawpak’s thermoformer to<br />

deliver forming control and<br />

critically, the sealing parameters<br />

26<br />

80 REGULATIONS<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s time, we cover an updated<br />

standard for designing-in the means<br />

to prevent any unexpected mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

start-ups to stop any lucky escapes<br />

82 WHO WHAT WHERE<br />

People, events and diary dates<br />

83 BUYERS’ GUIDES<br />

Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery and services<br />

EDITOR:<br />

Gail Hunt<br />

PUBLISHING MANAGER:<br />

Bill Lake<br />

BUYERS GUIDE CO-ORDINATOR:<br />

Chris Valdes<br />

ARTWORK CONTRIBUTOR:<br />

Barry Heath<br />

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David Chadd<br />

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www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk MACHINERY UPDATE 5<br />

PPMA matters<br />

Embracing the<br />

benefits of<br />

digitisation<br />

E Series FRL<br />

Filter, Regulator, Lubricator<br />

Easy assembly, durable design, <strong>hi</strong>gh flow<br />

Mark Williamson<br />

CHAIRMAN PPMA GROUP OF ASSOCIATIONS<br />

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

Welcome to t<strong>hi</strong>s bumper edition of Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Update<br />

featuring our annual automation, robotics and vision<br />

systems feature (it starts on page 36). With the ever<br />

growing p<strong>res</strong>sure for efficiency, these technology sectors deliver<br />

the key to developing solutions in reducing production costs<br />

in all application segments. They are also critical in the era of<br />

digitisation and Industry 4.0 as they help to facilitate t<strong>hi</strong>s new<br />

way of working. In fact, industry surveys show above average<br />

growth in these sectors and in particular an annual growth rate<br />

for vision systems exceeding 10% per annum.<br />

The feature covers 40 pages and includes details on a diverse<br />

range of new technologies and the ways they are being used in<br />

industry. For instance, we even cover a story from Norway that<br />

sees mac<strong>hi</strong>ne vision being used to ensure salmon are killed<br />

humanely as well as an inte<strong>res</strong>ting piece about how robotics can<br />

attract tech-savvy youngsters to the manufacturing sector.<br />

Our new mac<strong>hi</strong>nery finder app<br />

will allow you to answer your<br />

supplier needs quickly and easily<br />

Another good indication of how much inte<strong>res</strong>t there is in<br />

the technology is the exceptional attendance of the recent<br />

Mac<strong>hi</strong>ne Vision Conference run by the UKIVA. With visitor<br />

numbers up 17% over last year’s inaugural event, it’s another clear<br />

indication that t<strong>hi</strong>s technology is growing in importance.<br />

More details on t<strong>hi</strong>s event can be found on page 9.<br />

Internally, the PPMA is in the midst of our own phase of<br />

digitisation <strong>with</strong> the development of a new website and other<br />

digital services to help members and also you, the reader of t<strong>hi</strong>s<br />

magazine. The first of these projects to launch is a new mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

finder app, w<strong>hi</strong>ch is a brand new digital version of the well<strong>res</strong>pected<br />

printed annual directory. More detail of t<strong>hi</strong>s app,<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>ch is available from <strong>August</strong>, free of charge through<br />

Google Play or the Apple App store, is on page 7 of t<strong>hi</strong>s issue.<br />

The association has also been busy enhancing member services<br />

<strong>with</strong> a number of new training courses, more networking events<br />

<strong>with</strong> many hot topics discussed. One event covered the PackML<br />

open standard w<strong>hi</strong>ch makes mac<strong>hi</strong>nes on a production line talk<br />

to each other more easily. Hosted by Lenze, the event was as<br />

useful to end users as well as to mac<strong>hi</strong>ne builders (see page 8).<br />

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www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST 2018 MACHINERY UPDATE 7<br />

L-R: Rob Robinson, Tony Crofts,<br />

David Shaw <strong>with</strong> some of its team<br />

Investment is set to<br />

drive thermoformer<br />

sales and turnover<br />

Riverside Medical division Shawpak<br />

is targeting £3 million sales as<br />

inte<strong>res</strong>t in its thermoforming<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>nery gathers pace.<br />

Currently, £1 million is being<br />

invested in creating a production<br />

and showroom facility in<br />

Newmarket Drive, Derby w<strong>hi</strong>le<br />

25 engineering and design<br />

professionals have been recruited<br />

to cope <strong>with</strong> increases in volume<br />

and the aim to sell 100 mac<strong>hi</strong>nes<br />

every year by 2020.<br />

“We have been developing<br />

the Shawpak range for three<br />

years and the market has now<br />

started to understand and take<br />

advantage of the benefits our<br />

technology provides,” says Tony<br />

Crofts, sales and marketing<br />

director at the company.<br />

EXCEPTIONAL APPRENTICE WAS A WEDDING GUEST<br />

Rewarded <strong>with</strong> Royal invite<br />

HepcoMotion engineering apprentice Toby Cowan and <strong>hi</strong>s girlfriend<br />

Izzy were lucky enough to attend the wedding of <strong>hi</strong>s Royal Highness<br />

Prince Harry <strong>with</strong> Meghan Markle. He was nominated for t<strong>hi</strong>s<br />

p<strong>res</strong>tigious invite because of <strong>hi</strong>s extensive work wit<strong>hi</strong>n the community<br />

promoting apprentices<strong>hi</strong>ps and was put forward by Exeter College.<br />

PPMA Show 2018 will<br />

be 30th anniversary of<br />

production line event<br />

The PPMA Show will<br />

return to the NEC,<br />

Birmingham in<br />

September (25-27) to showcase<br />

the latest innovations in smart<br />

manufacturing, processing<br />

technology and packaging<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>nery. P<strong>res</strong>enting<br />

production technologies and<br />

solutions for the food and<br />

beverage, pharmaceutical,<br />

toiletries and fmcg sectors,<br />

visitors to the show will find<br />

350 ex<strong>hi</strong>bitors rep<strong>res</strong>enting<br />

1,500 equipment brands,<br />

all under one roof.<br />

“Our 30th anniversary show<br />

comes at a time when UK<br />

manufacturing is enjoying its<br />

longest period of expansion<br />

since 1968 and these positive<br />

signs will undoubtedly boost<br />

confidence throughout the<br />

sector,” says Andrew Mint,<br />

ceo of the PPMA Group of<br />

Associations. “Against t<strong>hi</strong>s<br />

backdrop, the event looks set<br />

to be one of the best to date.”<br />

New to the show t<strong>hi</strong>s year<br />

Mark Price is the keynote speaker<br />

will be the Enterprise Zone<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>ch will offer visitors a focal<br />

point for learning, networking<br />

and live debate. The keynote<br />

add<strong>res</strong>s will be delivered by<br />

Lord Mark Price, Minister of<br />

State for Trade and Investment<br />

who will bring <strong>hi</strong>s years of<br />

experience as md of Waitrose<br />

and deputy chairman of<br />

The John Lewis Partners<strong>hi</strong>p<br />

to the stage on the first day.<br />

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Royal recognition<br />

for pallet wrapping<br />

solution company<br />

Samuel Grant Packaging<br />

received the Queen’s Award<br />

for Enterprise for its pallet<br />

wrapping solution called<br />

the Samson Nano.<br />

To qualify for the award,<br />

the company had to prove how<br />

the packaging industry had<br />

been impacted by the solution<br />

that includes inbuilt reporting<br />

software and a special ‘price<br />

per pallet’ costing system.<br />

“We are hugely excited by<br />

t<strong>hi</strong>s accolade and are grateful<br />

to our dedicated staff and loyal<br />

customers who have made<br />

t<strong>hi</strong>s award possible,” says<br />

Andrew Grant, managing<br />

director and great grandson<br />

of the founder of the company.<br />

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The home screen is easy to use<br />

Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

app is free<br />

and unique<br />

A brand new processing and<br />

packaging mac<strong>hi</strong>nery finder app<br />

is being developed by the<br />

PPMA as a complementary<br />

option to the printed version of<br />

its Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Directory and<br />

the Group website.<br />

It means that from <strong>August</strong>,<br />

users will be able to search over<br />

500 processing, packaging,<br />

robotics and vision systems<br />

suppliers to answer their supplier<br />

needs more easily. Available free<br />

of charge through Google Play<br />

or on the Apple App store, t<strong>hi</strong>s<br />

unique product will make finding<br />

the required manufacturing<br />

technology a simple task.<br />

The App will allow the user to<br />

access very detailed information<br />

on a huge range of products from<br />

each and every PPMA member<br />

company and also provide direct<br />

email and web links to the chosen<br />

supplier. “T<strong>hi</strong>s makes the whole<br />

process of finding and speaking to<br />

the company of choice, a very quick<br />

and simple process,” says David<br />

Chadd, head of publis<strong>hi</strong>ng at the<br />

PPMA Group of Associations.<br />

Look out for t<strong>hi</strong>s icon in App store


8 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST 2018 www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk<br />

News<br />

Speech on PackML open standard<br />

was a draw for breakfast meeting<br />

Over 30 PPMA members<br />

and other mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

builders gathered for<br />

a PPMA breakfast meeting<br />

hosted by Lenze in June to<br />

hear Uwe Keiter, chairman<br />

of the OMAC Packaging<br />

Workgroup extol the virtues<br />

of the PackML open standard<br />

for the vertical and horizontal<br />

integration of (packaging)<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne development.<br />

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Lenze’s Uwe Keiter was speaking<br />

The standard was initially<br />

set up by a group of end users,<br />

including Nestlé, P&G and<br />

Unilever, to initiate a way of<br />

making mac<strong>hi</strong>nes talk to each<br />

other easier along a production<br />

line comprising lots of kit.<br />

“Fifteen years ago, software<br />

developments were like the<br />

Wild West <strong>with</strong> no consistency<br />

between mac<strong>hi</strong>nes, even<br />

the same type of mac<strong>hi</strong>nes,”<br />

said Keiter. “T<strong>hi</strong>s is why the<br />

overall challenge of integration<br />

costs has been add<strong>res</strong>sed by<br />

the standard.”<br />

Attendees heard that at<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne level, the benefits<br />

of using Pack ML include<br />

increased interfacing and<br />

overall equipment effectiveness<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>le total cost of owners<strong>hi</strong>p<br />

goes down. One end user<br />

believes that from the first idea<br />

to full scale production has<br />

been 3-4 months quicker by<br />

using the standard. It also<br />

offers benefits for OEMs and<br />

system integrators.<br />

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www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST 2018 MACHINERY UPDATE 9<br />

Mac<strong>hi</strong>ne vision event proved to<br />

be successful for all participants<br />

The UKIVA Mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

Vision Conference and<br />

Ex<strong>hi</strong>bition held in Milton<br />

Keynes in May proved to be<br />

even more popular than last<br />

year’s inaugural event, <strong>with</strong><br />

attendance up 17% on 2017.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s time, 54 technical<br />

seminars and two keynote<br />

p<strong>res</strong>entations were supported<br />

by an ex<strong>hi</strong>bition w<strong>hi</strong>ch saw<br />

56 of the world’s leading<br />

suppliers of industrial vision<br />

components systems and<br />

services show their latest<br />

developments. P<strong>res</strong>enters<br />

and ex<strong>hi</strong>bitors were<br />

imp<strong>res</strong>sed by the number of<br />

visitors who were seeking<br />

vision solutions for live<br />

applications, making t<strong>hi</strong>s<br />

a real platform for business.<br />

The two keynote<br />

p<strong>res</strong>entations covered<br />

different applications of<br />

autonomous ve<strong>hi</strong>cles.<br />

Professor Tony Pipe, deputy<br />

director at Bristol Robotics<br />

Laboratory, UWE talked about<br />

the Venturer autonomous<br />

car project, w<strong>hi</strong>le Henry<br />

Harris-Burland discussed<br />

the challenges faced by<br />

<strong>hi</strong>s company (Stars<strong>hi</strong>p<br />

Technologies) in bringing its<br />

advanced personal delivery<br />

robots to market.<br />

The day was designed<br />

to provide somet<strong>hi</strong>ng for<br />

everyone, and p<strong>res</strong>entations<br />

ranged from delivering<br />

a basic understanding of<br />

vision technology to the<br />

complexities of subjects such<br />

as deep learning and mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

A vision guided robot on the Acrovision stand was handing drinks to visitors<br />

learning. These second two<br />

topics attracted the largest<br />

audiences of the day.<br />

One popular seminar was<br />

p<strong>res</strong>ented by Allan Anderson<br />

of ClearView Imaging.<br />

It was entitled: ‘Vision Systems<br />

Don’t Work!’ and came up <strong>with</strong><br />

seven pieces of the puzzle as<br />

to why vision systems can fail,<br />

and sometimes spectacularly.<br />

He did point out that after<br />

50 years of evolution, and<br />

millions of systems deployed<br />

across the world, it is true to<br />

say that only a few systems fail.<br />

He talked about the key<br />

areas where failu<strong>res</strong> most<br />

frequently occur and offered<br />

guidance on how these<br />

failu<strong>res</strong> or mistakes can be<br />

avoided. He told delegates<br />

to t<strong>hi</strong>nk about algorithms;<br />

complexity; flexibility;<br />

set up; acceptance; cost and<br />

knowledge. “Vision systems<br />

are devised by vision<br />

engineers and so can be<br />

pretty complex,” he said.<br />

“Make sure you get buy in<br />

from everyone at the company,<br />

including those on the factory<br />

floor, to make t<strong>hi</strong>ngs work.”<br />

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10 MACHINERY UPDATE <strong>July</strong>/august 2018 www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk<br />

News<br />

Conference examined a<br />

host of robotic options<br />

Germany’s World Cup beer bottle<br />

Saying cheers to<br />

every team at t<strong>hi</strong>s<br />

year’s World Cup<br />

Belgium’s Brouwerij Martens<br />

introduced bottles of its premium<br />

beer in 32 country-specific bottle<br />

designs onto the French market for<br />

the soccer World Cup <strong>with</strong> Direct<br />

Print Powered by KHS.<br />

Various images of the<br />

participating nations have been<br />

printed straight onto the PET<br />

bottles using the technology w<strong>hi</strong>ch<br />

the brewery was the first to use<br />

a prototype of back in 2015.<br />

The equipment allows<br />

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With a combination<br />

of speakers and<br />

demonstrations,<br />

OAL, the University of Lincoln<br />

and ABB Robotics educated<br />

rep<strong>res</strong>entatives from over<br />

30 food manufacturing<br />

businesses on how the use<br />

of robotics and automation<br />

can overcome their<br />

manufacturing challenges.<br />

The Food Manufacturing<br />

2030 conference was held<br />

at the National Centre for<br />

Food Manufacturing in May<br />

and saw OAL demonstrate its<br />

APRIL robotics flexible food<br />

manufacturing platform;<br />

Version eight of BRC Global<br />

Food Safety Standard is<br />

released t<strong>hi</strong>s <strong>August</strong> and<br />

companies will be audited<br />

against these new standards<br />

from February 2019.<br />

Campden BRI is running<br />

four BRC v8 briefing seminars<br />

t<strong>hi</strong>s autumn on the following<br />

Chris Brett from Ocado<br />

technology sharing how the<br />

company is transforming<br />

food retailing <strong>with</strong> digital<br />

technologies; Steve Sanders<br />

explaining how JSP Safety<br />

Products had transformed<br />

its manufacturing processes<br />

by using 30 robots, and Mike<br />

Wilson from ABB discussing<br />

best practices in robot adoption.<br />

During the day, the need<br />

for demonstrators and<br />

funding was raised. These<br />

areas were add<strong>res</strong>sed by<br />

Liz Berry from the Food and<br />

Drink Federation and Val<br />

Braybrooks, Dean of Holbeach<br />

Campus. Berry outlined the<br />

latest funding opportunities<br />

for food companies w<strong>hi</strong>le<br />

Braybrooks encouraged food<br />

manufacturers to consider<br />

working <strong>with</strong> academia<br />

to explore and trial these<br />

new technologies.<br />

• Our 40 page feature on<br />

automation, robotics and<br />

vision systems starts on<br />

page 36 of t<strong>hi</strong>s issue.<br />

BRC update seminars explain new changes<br />

dates: 7 and 21 September;<br />

19 October and 16 November<br />

at its C<strong>hi</strong>pping Campden,<br />

Gloucesters<strong>hi</strong>re site.<br />

They are designed to provide<br />

a timely opportunity to find<br />

out about the many changes<br />

to the standard and what<br />

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These seminars are suitable<br />

for technical managers,<br />

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News<br />

News<br />

Is manufacturing really<br />

p<strong>res</strong>sing for prog<strong>res</strong>s?<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme of #P<strong>res</strong>sforProg<strong>res</strong>s prompted<br />

Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Update to talk to three women about their experiences in manufacturing from different<br />

perspectives to see if times were indeed, a-changin’<br />

With the World<br />

Economic Forum’s<br />

2017 Global Gender<br />

Gap Report findings telling<br />

us that gender parity is over<br />

200 years away - there has<br />

never been a more important<br />

time to keep motivated and<br />

#P<strong>res</strong>sforProg<strong>res</strong>s, says<br />

the International Women’s<br />

Day website. And so how is<br />

engineering/manufacturing<br />

faring in t<strong>hi</strong>s whole debate?<br />

Juliet Canney has worked in fmcg<br />

manufacturing for over twenty years<br />

Juliet Canney graduated<br />

<strong>with</strong> a degree in Chemical<br />

Engineering from The<br />

University of Bradford in<br />

1988 and joined the graduate<br />

scheme at United Biscuits.<br />

She was introduced to the<br />

idea of engineering as a<br />

career firstly by her father<br />

and secondly by her female<br />

physics teacher who had been<br />

an engineer <strong>with</strong> Vickers.<br />

“I was drawn to<br />

manufacturing, specifically<br />

fmcg, because of a fascination<br />

<strong>with</strong> how stuff is made,”<br />

she tells Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Update.<br />

Canney’s first challenge in<br />

making it into manufacturing<br />

was getting an A level in<br />

physics. “I was the only<br />

girl in my mid-80s mixed<br />

comprehensive school to<br />

take the course, but once that<br />

was out of the way, having a<br />

few other girls around me on<br />

my subsequent degree course<br />

was a bonus,” she says.<br />

From United Biscuits,<br />

Canney moved to Campbell’s<br />

Soup as plant manager before<br />

being promoted to production<br />

planning manager where<br />

she was first introduced to<br />

all-t<strong>hi</strong>ngs MRP/ERP.<br />

LOGISTICS AT CADBURY<br />

She joined Cadbury in 1993<br />

as logistics manager where<br />

she says not letting the (male)<br />

managers pull the wool over<br />

her eyes was vital to getting<br />

the factory service level up<br />

and inventory down.<br />

After several other roles,<br />

Canney joined Reckitt<br />

Benckiser (RB) as European<br />

supply chain project<br />

manager, working across<br />

27 sales organisations and<br />

15 factories in every corner of<br />

Europe. “In my eight years<br />

at RB, I had three c<strong>hi</strong>ldren,<br />

three lots of maternity leave<br />

and went back to slightly<br />

different jobs each time,<br />

to the point where my role was<br />

far removed from my first,”<br />

she explains. T<strong>hi</strong>s is when she<br />

decided to concentrate on her<br />

family for a w<strong>hi</strong>le.<br />

CAREER INITIATIVES<br />

Canney witnessed many<br />

changes over the 20 or so years<br />

she spent in manufacturing<br />

but she says that from the<br />

female perspective, she<br />

definitely t<strong>hi</strong>nks that postmaternity<br />

leave career<br />

planning and opportunities<br />

need to improve. “I t<strong>hi</strong>nk<br />

some industries such as<br />

accounting have add<strong>res</strong>sed<br />

t<strong>hi</strong>s and have definite post<br />

career break recruitment<br />

initiatives, but I am not sure<br />

manufacturing has t<strong>hi</strong>s in<br />

place,” she says.<br />

The current general<br />

manager at Festo is Eliza<br />

Rawlings, a chartered<br />

engineer by profession,<br />

<strong>with</strong> a degree in electronic<br />

engineering and a masters<br />

in management from Bristol<br />

University. She has enjoyed<br />

a 25-year career in the<br />

engineering and technology<br />

sector and t<strong>hi</strong>nks that<br />

engineering needs to appeal<br />

to both men and women<br />

students equally in order<br />

to maximise access to the<br />

country’s talent pool.<br />

“It can be done: look at<br />

medicine, where women<br />

Post-maternity leave career<br />

planning and opportunities need<br />

to improve across manufacturing<br />

Eliza Rawlings is general manager<br />

at technology company Festo<br />

applicants now rep<strong>res</strong>ent over<br />

50% of university intake,”<br />

she says. Unfortunately,<br />

engineering is still very much<br />

be<strong>hi</strong>nd in making prog<strong>res</strong>s in<br />

t<strong>hi</strong>s area and we should look<br />

to learn lessons from other<br />

sectors, she says.<br />

“There’s also an issue<br />

around retention,” she<br />

continues, “as engineering<br />

loses too many of its brightest<br />

people to other sectors – such<br />

as law and financial.<br />

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES<br />

“We have to get across<br />

the message that in the<br />

vast majority of cases,<br />

engineering companies are<br />

good employers and make<br />

young people more aware of<br />

the endless possibilities that<br />

a career in engineering can<br />

bring,” she asserts.<br />

“In engineering, you<br />

can do anyt<strong>hi</strong>ng and there<br />

are so many avenues to<br />

follow.”


News<br />

www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST 2018 MACHINERY UPDATE 13<br />

One person who is living<br />

proof of t<strong>hi</strong>s assertion is<br />

Sop<strong>hi</strong>e Paveling who is an<br />

electrical and mechanical<br />

engineering apprentice at<br />

Coca-Cola European Partners<br />

(CCEP). After four years<br />

at the company’s Milton<br />

Keynes factory, she definitely<br />

sees herself staying in<br />

manufacturing.<br />

“The manufacturing<br />

industry has so much to offer,<br />

and I’m excited to continue<br />

working and prog<strong>res</strong>sing<br />

wit<strong>hi</strong>n it,” she tells Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

Update.<br />

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She was first attracted to<br />

the manufacturing sector as<br />

it is a <strong>hi</strong>gh p<strong>res</strong>sure industry<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>ch is constantly evolving.<br />

“I love to be challenged,<br />

and I find that the work<br />

environment provides me<br />

<strong>with</strong> daily problems that<br />

need to be solved,” she says.<br />

“My apprentices<strong>hi</strong>p has<br />

given me the perfect balance<br />

of theoretical and practical<br />

experience, allowing me the<br />

opportunity to constantly<br />

learn and develop.<br />

“What I love most is that<br />

every day is different and I am<br />

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latest addition to<br />

its Hyperion static control<br />

systems product family <strong>with</strong><br />

the 233v4 pulsed DC controller.<br />

Suitable for use in a wide<br />

variety of sectors, the unit is a<br />

compact and powerful device<br />

that enables greater control of<br />

the ionisation performance.<br />

THE NEW CONTROLLER’S<br />

IP67 rating<br />

means the 233v4 is not<br />

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“For any static control<br />

solution, an ionising bar is<br />

a key component, but the<br />

controller determines its<br />

output and how efficiently<br />

it functions,” explains David<br />

Rogers, technical director<br />

at Meech International.<br />

“An upgrade to the current<br />

233v3 and 997CM Hyperion<br />

controllers, the 244v4 offers<br />

ultimate flexibility in the<br />

delivery of ionisation.<br />

“With our ion current<br />

monitoring (ICM) technology<br />

and a maximum output<br />

voltage of 15kV, it’s the<br />

most powerful and capable<br />

controller in the Hyperion<br />

range,” he continues.<br />

In operation, Meech’s<br />

ICM technology monitors<br />

the effectiveness of the<br />

ionising equipment. T<strong>hi</strong>s is<br />

supported <strong>with</strong> integrated<br />

LED status signals that alert<br />

operators when the attached<br />

ioniser needs to be cleaned,<br />

preventing unscheduled<br />

stoppages and keeping the<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne running efficiently.<br />

Output voltage, frequency and<br />

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www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST 2018 MACHINERY UPDATE 15<br />

Fast changeovers between up to<br />

seven reclosable styles on bagger<br />

Confectionery, cereals<br />

and grated cheese in<br />

reclosable packs are<br />

among prime markets for a new<br />

<strong>hi</strong>gh speed bagging mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

from Italian manufacturer<br />

PFM, able to provide fast<br />

changeover between up to<br />

seven bag styles.<br />

The new Solaris Evo brings<br />

continuous motion operation<br />

into a field dominated up to<br />

now by slower intermittent<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>nery, allowing stand-up<br />

pouches <strong>with</strong> a zipper<br />

reclosure to be produced at<br />

speeds up to 100 a minute.<br />

FILM TRANSPORT PATHS<br />

In addition, the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

incorporates two alternative<br />

film transport paths, allowing<br />

standard pillow packs,<br />

four-side seal PFM Steelo<br />

bags and Doy style bags to be<br />

produced <strong>with</strong>out the usual<br />

downtime required to rotate<br />

the sealing unit between<br />

different styles.<br />

“The Solaris Evo can be<br />

equipped <strong>with</strong> up to eight<br />

servo motors, depending on<br />

configuration, to provide<br />

The mac<strong>hi</strong>ne incorporates two alternative film transport paths, allowing standard pillow packs, four-side seal<br />

PFM Steelo bags and Doy style bags to be produced <strong>with</strong>out the usual downtime required to rotate the sealing unit<br />

between different styles. PFM t<strong>hi</strong>nks t<strong>hi</strong>s mac<strong>hi</strong>ne will boost inte<strong>res</strong>t in the Steelo bag format for powders<br />

versatility and a particularly<br />

productive combination of<br />

<strong>hi</strong>gh running speed and fast<br />

changeover,” explains PFM<br />

sales and operations director<br />

Chris Bolton.<br />

Maximum speed on<br />

standard pillow packs is 150<br />

a minute w<strong>hi</strong>le, on all styles<br />

of bag, seal integrity is assured<br />

by control software that<br />

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provides a constant sealing<br />

time, ir<strong>res</strong>pective of overall<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne speed.<br />

In particular, Bolton<br />

expects the new mac<strong>hi</strong>ne to<br />

boost inte<strong>res</strong>t in PFM Steelo<br />

bags, on w<strong>hi</strong>ch the four<br />

corners are heat-sealed to<br />

improve both rigidity and<br />

appearance to the point where<br />

powdered products such<br />

as desserts can be packed<br />

<strong>with</strong>out a carton.<br />

“Volume for volume, the<br />

Steelo bags can occupy<br />

some 10-14% less space than<br />

standard pillow packs, saving<br />

both transit packaging cost<br />

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New Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

Flexible processing for<br />

SVP pharma solutions<br />

At ACHEMA 2018 in<br />

June, Bosch p<strong>res</strong>ented<br />

a system to prepare<br />

small volume parenteral (SVP)<br />

solutions in a quick, easy and<br />

cost effective way that was<br />

shown <strong>with</strong> the ALF 5000<br />

filling and closing mac<strong>hi</strong>ne.<br />

The modular designed<br />

unit allows the system to be<br />

expanded <strong>with</strong> additional<br />

process vessels at any time,<br />

and handles small ampoules<br />

and injection bottles in batches<br />

ranging from 15 to 250 lit<strong>res</strong>.<br />

The SVP250 LF processing<br />

system on display included<br />

both a preparation and a<br />

storage vessel. Depending<br />

on the desired volume,<br />

these process vessels can<br />

be expanded to four each,<br />

in a range of different sizes.<br />

“Moreover, the vessel’s conical<br />

shape minimises product loss<br />

during the emptying process,”<br />

explains Dr John Medina,<br />

sales director at the Bosch<br />

subsidiary Pharmatec. “Given<br />

the costly materials the system<br />

handles, that translates into<br />

a concrete financial benefit,”<br />

he tells Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Update.<br />

The ALF 5000 filling and closing mac<strong>hi</strong>ne is used in combi configuration<br />

The preconfigured<br />

arc<strong>hi</strong>tecture allows<br />

processing modules to be<br />

easily and flexibly installed<br />

or exchanged, for instance<br />

for different temperaturecontrol<br />

concepts or the<br />

feeding of different media<br />

like powders, liquids or<br />

gases. Liquid ingredients<br />

are automatically dosed by a<br />

pump. And since the process<br />

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production can also take place<br />

under low-oxygen conditions.<br />

The system featu<strong>res</strong><br />

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18 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST 2018 www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk<br />

New Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

Pouch formats can be changed<br />

in less than 15 minutes on unit<br />

KHS says its Innopouch<br />

Bartelt K series<br />

pouch mac<strong>hi</strong>nes offer<br />

flexibility, precision, ease<br />

of operation and hygiene,<br />

as well as ac<strong>hi</strong>eving format<br />

changeovers in less than<br />

15 minutes.<br />

With an ever increasing<br />

variety of products to be<br />

processed, t<strong>hi</strong>s servo-driven<br />

system offers the beverage<br />

and food market short setup<br />

times combined <strong>with</strong> a <strong>hi</strong>gh<br />

level of productivity. It can<br />

also be combined <strong>with</strong> the<br />

KHS Innopack Bartelt CMC<br />

cartoner for a complete pouch<br />

packaging line from a single<br />

source supplier.<br />

Safety and Savings<br />

Protect your operators– reduce your costs<br />

Retrofit your hot melt unit <strong>with</strong> an automatic<br />

filling system now and benefit from a 20 %<br />

discount !<br />

RobaFeed 3 <strong>with</strong> a granulate container GlueFill<br />

not only ensu<strong>res</strong> a safe filling. It also guarantees<br />

an increased line efficiency through maximum<br />

system availability and reduces costs.<br />

Benefit now: robatech.com/safe-filling<br />

Promotional conditions according to website<br />

20%<br />

DISCOUNT<br />

THE K SERIES MACHINE<br />

PRODUCES UP TO<br />

150<br />

pouches per minute when<br />

in duplex operation<br />

The Innopouch K series<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne is available in two<br />

versions: an FS (fill and seal)<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne for pouch filling and<br />

an FFS (form, fill and seal)<br />

variant for pouch production<br />

and filling. “The production<br />

stage can be flexibly retrofitted<br />

from the FS to the FFS version<br />

at a later stage as the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

is modular,” says Thomas<br />

Brooker, senior product<br />

manager at KHS USA.<br />

The horizontal, cyclic<br />

packaging system makes<br />

stand-up, flat and bottom<br />

gusset pouches from film<br />

laminate. It can run in both<br />

simplex (one pouch per<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne cycle) and duplex<br />

(two pouches per mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

cycle) operation and, <strong>with</strong> the<br />

Innopouch K-400, formats can<br />

be changed easily.<br />

T 0121 713 6900<br />

W www.khs.com


www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST 2018 MACHINERY UPDATE 19<br />

Entry level detector grows<br />

as retailer demands change<br />

Fort<strong>res</strong>s Technology<br />

has just re-launched<br />

its flags<strong>hi</strong>p entry-level<br />

Phantom metal detector so<br />

that when future production<br />

requirements and retailer<br />

codes of practice demands, it<br />

can be upgraded to include the<br />

data capture specifications in<br />

the company’s Stealth model.<br />

Developed for new food<br />

manufacturers, SMEs and<br />

companies in emerging<br />

markets, the Phantom range<br />

offers robust metal detection<br />

functionality and quality<br />

assurance in a fit-for-purpose,<br />

reliable way. By rationalising<br />

some of the technology<br />

options previously available,<br />

Phantom users pay for the<br />

featu<strong>res</strong> they need to satisfy<br />

local and international food<br />

safety standards at a price<br />

point that suits their budget.<br />

Yet, by sticking to a<br />

universal modular design<br />

and introducing a common<br />

membrane panel, all Fort<strong>res</strong>s<br />

customers benefit from being<br />

able to upgrade to a Stealth<br />

model’s level of performance<br />

to meet the most stringent UK<br />

The new Phantom metal detector is designed for SMEs in the food business<br />

retailer codes of practice when<br />

it is demanded.<br />

Suitable for inspecting<br />

bakery, meat, dairy,<br />

confectionery, f<strong>res</strong>h, ambient,<br />

c<strong>hi</strong>lled and frozen food,<br />

healthcare and packaged<br />

products including any<br />

items <strong>with</strong> aluminium foil<br />

packaging, the Phantom can<br />

be installed in a conveyor,<br />

gravity, pipeline, bulk or<br />

laboratory configuration.<br />

Although upgrades to<br />

existing Phantom operating<br />

systems are available for the<br />

lifetime of the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne, t<strong>hi</strong>s<br />

is the first time Fort<strong>res</strong>s has<br />

offered customers the option<br />

to add featu<strong>res</strong> from another<br />

model in its range.<br />

The basis for t<strong>hi</strong>s product<br />

rationalisation, explains P<strong>hi</strong>l<br />

Brown, md of Fort<strong>res</strong>s is the<br />

volume of food SMEs wit<strong>hi</strong>n<br />

the European market and<br />

more inte<strong>res</strong>t in food safety<br />

from emerging economies.<br />

T 01295 256266<br />

W www.fort<strong>res</strong>stechnology.co.uk<br />

Cleanrooms are a growth sector<br />

Door range meets<br />

cleanroom demands<br />

for effective seals<br />

Efaflex showcased one of<br />

its <strong>hi</strong>gh-speed doors at<br />

the Cleanroom Technology<br />

conference at the NEC in May.<br />

“We have designed a family of<br />

products to overcome all aspects<br />

associated <strong>with</strong> cleanroom<br />

environments, <strong>with</strong> the range<br />

combining door opening speeds,<br />

great aesthetics, quality, and<br />

performance,” explains Darren<br />

Turrell, the company’s UK md.<br />

“Our smooth edged construction<br />

minimises maintenance and<br />

simplifies cleaning,” he says.<br />

Certified to TܨV for use in<br />

cleanrooms up to ISO Class 6,<br />

they can operate up to 200,000<br />

cycles between maintenance<br />

intervals and open up to<br />

2.5 met<strong>res</strong> per second.<br />

The CR Series includes the<br />

CRC, w<strong>hi</strong>ch has been developed<br />

for cosmetics and pharma.<br />

T 01952 582641<br />

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

From banding & bagging to automated mac<strong>hi</strong>nes.<br />

Bespoke & specialist.<br />

for, but not limited to, eco friendly, tamper evidence,<br />

seal testing, uv disinfection & vision technology, plus easy<br />

& manageable packaging solutions.


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New Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

Latest sealer helps meet<br />

energy efficiency goals<br />

In a direct bid to offer<br />

customers greater energy<br />

efficiency, Endoline<br />

Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery has re-engineered<br />

one of its random case sealers<br />

<strong>with</strong> a linear actuator system<br />

to reduce air consumption and<br />

ultimately reduce running<br />

costs w<strong>hi</strong>le cutting carbon<br />

footprint and noise emissions.<br />

The company has replaced<br />

pneumatic components on its<br />

734 <strong>hi</strong>gh speed random case<br />

sealer <strong>with</strong> servo driven<br />

linear actuators to reduce<br />

pneumatic supply demands.<br />

“In its old format, the 734<br />

could consume up to 390 lit<strong>res</strong><br />

of air per minute,” explains<br />

Keith Habben, engineering<br />

manager at Endoline<br />

Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery.<br />

“When the system was<br />

first launched in 2003, it<br />

was commonly installed<br />

as a stand-alone mac<strong>hi</strong>ne,”<br />

he continues. “However,<br />

<strong>with</strong> manufacturers now<br />

integrating other systems to<br />

create fully turnkey lines, the<br />

requirements for overall air<br />

consumption can significantly<br />

increase and consequently, air<br />

In developing its automatic<br />

filling system RobaFeed 3 <strong>with</strong><br />

granulate container GlueFill,<br />

Robatech has ensured that<br />

along <strong>with</strong> increased line<br />

efficiencies and cost savings,<br />

operators are also protected<br />

from possible dangers, such<br />

as burns, during the filling<br />

of the hot melt systems.<br />

Robatech says it is<br />

committed to establis<strong>hi</strong>ng<br />

a protected and safe work<br />

environment for operating<br />

personnel of adhesive<br />

application solutions and<br />

The upgraded 734 sealer cuts air consumption and reduces noise emissions<br />

supply and noise levels will<br />

also rise.”<br />

Commonly driven by motors,<br />

pneumatic comp<strong>res</strong>sors need<br />

to run continually, consuming<br />

energy and air even when the<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne is stationery. When<br />

additional mac<strong>hi</strong>nery is added<br />

to the line, also requiring<br />

air, the p<strong>res</strong>sure fluctuations<br />

can also have a detrimental<br />

effect on the reliability<br />

and efficiency of the whole<br />

production line.<br />

By replacing the core<br />

Employee safety has been designed-in to hot<br />

melt adhesive systems for benefits all round<br />

thus to saving costs in t<strong>hi</strong>s<br />

area for a company.<br />

Filling a hot melt adhesive<br />

system involves a certain<br />

risk, as the tank systems can<br />

reach temperatu<strong>res</strong> of up to<br />

200deg C. When opening<br />

the tank for filling, there is a<br />

risk of burns due to adhesive<br />

splas<strong>hi</strong>ng or contact <strong>with</strong><br />

already melted adhesive but,<br />

says Robatech, risks can be<br />

avoided <strong>with</strong> its automatic<br />

filling system.<br />

T 01268 490035<br />

W www.robatechgt.com<br />

pneumatic components on<br />

its 734 <strong>with</strong> the servo driven<br />

linear actuators, Endoline<br />

is set to help manufacturers<br />

reduce running costs and<br />

noise emissions significantly.<br />

Installed wit<strong>hi</strong>n almost<br />

100 factories globally, the<br />

<strong>hi</strong>gh speed, fully automatic,<br />

734 sealer can seal up to<br />

20 random cases per minute.<br />

All of these 734 models can be<br />

upgraded to t<strong>hi</strong>s new system.<br />

T 01793 425800<br />

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

Filling systems can avoid accidents<br />

A laser safety curtain is offered<br />

Bulk bag<br />

conditioner<br />

is safer<br />

A new Block-Buster bulk bag<br />

conditioner from Flexicon<br />

featu<strong>res</strong> a laser safety curtain<br />

that automatically stops the<br />

system’s hydraulic rams, scissor<br />

lift and turntable if the laser<br />

beam is obstructed, eliminating<br />

the need for safety-<strong>hi</strong>nged<br />

doors and interlock switches for<br />

operator safety.<br />

The conditioner loosens<br />

densely packed bulk solid<br />

materials in bulk bags by means<br />

of hydraulic rams <strong>with</strong> specially<br />

contoured end plates that p<strong>res</strong>s<br />

and release opposing sides of the<br />

bag. A hydraulically-actuated,<br />

variable-height scissor lift <strong>with</strong><br />

accordion style dust skirt and<br />

turntable allows conditioning of<br />

the bag on all sides at all heights.<br />

The number and p<strong>res</strong>sure of<br />

hydraulic ram actuations, the<br />

height of the turntable, and the<br />

number of 90-degree rotations<br />

are user adjustable. The system<br />

controller and hydraulic pump can<br />

be mounted on the exterior of the<br />

frame or remotely.<br />

The new conditioner is<br />

intended for bulk bags containing<br />

hygroscopic chemicals, certain<br />

types of spice blends, heatsensitive<br />

products, and other<br />

materials prone to solidifying to<br />

the point at w<strong>hi</strong>ch pneumaticallyactuated<br />

flow promotion<br />

accessories integral to bulk bag<br />

dischargers are inefficient or<br />

completely ineffective.<br />

It is available as a stand-alone<br />

unit or an integral component of<br />

a bulk bag discharger.<br />

T 01227 374710<br />

W www.flexicon.co.uk


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• Low cost replacement for traditional<br />

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no moving parts, the Meech Cabinet<br />

Cooler requi<strong>res</strong> no electricity and is<br />

virtually maintenance free<br />

• Innovative design and compact<br />

dimensions allow for installation into<br />

applications <strong>with</strong> limited space<br />

• EX Cabinet Cooler is also available<br />

<strong>with</strong> ATEX and IECEX certification for<br />

hazardous locations<br />

sales@meech.com<br />

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www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST 2018 MACHINERY UPDATE 23<br />

New Installation Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Southern News Manufacturing Review Review<br />

The ex<strong>hi</strong>bition was well attended<br />

Latest labeller offers reliable<br />

and versatile options at speed<br />

ACHEMA 2018<br />

p<strong>res</strong>ented nearly<br />

4,000 ex<strong>hi</strong>bitors<br />

ACHEMA 2018 closed its doors at<br />

4pm on June 15, having played host<br />

to 3,800 ex<strong>hi</strong>bitors and 167,000<br />

participants from more than 100<br />

countries. The Frankfurt ex<strong>hi</strong>bition<br />

bills itself as the global centre of<br />

process industries and the event<br />

reflected the positive trends seen in<br />

chemicals and several other sectors.<br />

“We see significant growth<br />

in some ex<strong>hi</strong>bition fields such<br />

as automation, pharmaceutical,<br />

packaging and storage<br />

technologies, but also in the<br />

mechanical processes group,”<br />

explains Dr Thomas Scheuring,<br />

CEO of organiser DECHEMA.<br />

Digitisation dominated many<br />

sectors including laboratory<br />

equipment, plant engineering,<br />

packaging and logistics.<br />

PPMA members were well<br />

rep<strong>res</strong>ented at the show and<br />

here, and on the following spread,<br />

we <strong>hi</strong>ghlight just some of the<br />

products that were demonstrated<br />

throughout the five days.<br />

The new BL A525 CW<br />

labeller belongs to the<br />

extensive BL A range<br />

of versatile and reliable<br />

carton tracking and labelling<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>nes from Marchesini<br />

and the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne showcased<br />

at ACHEMA 2018 also included<br />

a <strong>hi</strong>gh speed load cell.<br />

After installing it on the<br />

BL A420, t<strong>hi</strong>s load cell has<br />

also now been installed on<br />

the 525 model for the first<br />

time, thus boosting the unit’s<br />

versatility and performance<br />

even further, says the company.<br />

The end <strong>res</strong>ult is a <strong>hi</strong>gh-tech<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne capable of weig<strong>hi</strong>ng,<br />

serialising and labelling<br />

cartons to give them their<br />

unique identity, as requested<br />

by current market demands.<br />

On the BL A525 CW, the load<br />

cell is fully integrated into the<br />

step conveyance system and<br />

can weigh each individual<br />

carton at very <strong>hi</strong>gh production<br />

speeds. T<strong>hi</strong>s system is much<br />

more compact than the classic<br />

solution (where the weig<strong>hi</strong>ng<br />

unit is positioned in line).<br />

By integrating the load cell<br />

into the toothed belt conveyor<br />

Several live demonstrations were seen on the Marchesini stand at the show<br />

of the BL A525 CW, t<strong>hi</strong>s unit<br />

is able to identify the position<br />

and weight of the individual<br />

cartons at any time. If correct,<br />

the product moves onto the<br />

following stations for tracking,<br />

labelling and sealing and<br />

the carton is transferred to<br />

the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne downstream;<br />

if they are not correct, the<br />

carton does not move onto<br />

the following phases but is<br />

rejected according to the<br />

‘Fail Safe’ logic.<br />

A patented timing device<br />

sets the cartons at the correct<br />

distance apart on the two<br />

toothed belts that can be<br />

adjusted according to the<br />

length of the cartons.<br />

T 01525 216201<br />

W www.marchesini.com<br />

The latest version of the wrapping mac<strong>hi</strong>ne is easily accessible for cleaning<br />

Flow wrapper gives gains for<br />

pharma and healthcare sector<br />

At ACHEMA, Schubert-Pharma<br />

p<strong>res</strong>ented a cross-section<br />

of its packaging solutions<br />

for the pharmaceutical and<br />

healthcare industry. For the<br />

first time, visitors saw the latest<br />

generation of the Flowmodul<br />

flow wrapping unit in action,<br />

packing BFS ampoules into<br />

flow packs. The company<br />

also p<strong>res</strong>ented its portfolio of<br />

engineering services.<br />

On the TLM packaging<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne demonstrated,<br />

<strong>hi</strong>gh barrier films were used<br />

to protect pharmaceutical<br />

products from environmental<br />

factors. Various sealing<br />

processes can be used <strong>with</strong><br />

the unit w<strong>hi</strong>le thermal and<br />

ultrasonic sealing are offered.<br />

The Flowmodul offers<br />

manufacturers a compact,<br />

<strong>hi</strong>gh-performance mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

<strong>with</strong> a <strong>hi</strong>gh degree of<br />

flexibility, says Schubert-<br />

Pharma. The unit has a fully<br />

automatic carrier change <strong>with</strong><br />

replaceable cassettes for other<br />

formats.<br />

T 01676 525825<br />

W www.schubert-uk.co.uk


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New Installation Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Southern News Manufacturing Review Review<br />

ATEX-compliant concepts<br />

provide safety to industries<br />

NORD p<strong>res</strong>ented a wide<br />

range of products at<br />

ACHEMA but the main<br />

focus was on ATEX compliant<br />

drive concepts for the<br />

processing industry, as well as<br />

the especially robust SK 180 E<br />

frequency inverter. Drives for<br />

pump applications, nsd tupH<br />

corrosion protection treatment<br />

for harsh environments<br />

and industrial gear units in<br />

UNICASE housings rounded<br />

off the range of products<br />

demonstrated.<br />

Whether in the chemical,<br />

pharmaceutical or food<br />

industries, flammable gases<br />

and dust in processing<br />

industries create serious<br />

safety risks for people<br />

and mac<strong>hi</strong>nes. NORD has<br />

been a certified manufacturer<br />

for many years and its range<br />

includes ATEX-compliant drive<br />

solutions such as gas explosion<br />

protected motors, gear units<br />

and electronic drive technology<br />

for Zones 1, 2, 21 or 22.<br />

The explosion protection<br />

range featu<strong>res</strong> the integration<br />

of external fans, back<br />

stops or brakes (depending<br />

on the zone); on request,<br />

combined dust/gas explosion<br />

protected systems for ambient<br />

temperatu<strong>res</strong> up to plus<br />

60deg C and delivery worldwide<br />

<strong>with</strong> documentation<br />

The SK 180 E - NORDAC BASE<br />

in more than 20 languages.<br />

If required, the maintenance<br />

intervals w<strong>hi</strong>ch are determined<br />

for the specific application can<br />

be stamped on the type plates.<br />

With the SK 180 E -<br />

NORDAC BASE, the range<br />

also includes many ATEXcompliant,<br />

decentralised<br />

frequency inverters for various<br />

applications w<strong>hi</strong>ch are not only<br />

economical in operation but<br />

are also available in protection<br />

class IP69K. T<strong>hi</strong>s ensu<strong>res</strong><br />

that complete sealing of the<br />

housing is guaranteed, even<br />

for processing applications<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>ch require frequent <strong>hi</strong>gh<br />

p<strong>res</strong>sure cleaning.<br />

A special focus of the stand<br />

was the range of explosion<br />

protected pump drives.<br />

The fully matched drive<br />

systems, consisting of the gear<br />

unit, motor and frequency<br />

inverter, form master-slave<br />

groups w<strong>hi</strong>ch communicate<br />

intelligently <strong>with</strong> each other<br />

and therefore take over the<br />

monitoring or control of the<br />

complete pump system.<br />

T 01235 534404<br />

W www.nord.com<br />

Data is analysed effectively<br />

Data mining service<br />

is added to range<br />

of pharma offers<br />

Bosch Packaging Technology,<br />

through its subsidiary Hüttlin,<br />

p<strong>res</strong>ented its new data mining<br />

service w<strong>hi</strong>ch has been<br />

added to the range of pharma<br />

services for solid dosage forms.<br />

The aim is to evaluate existing<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne data more effectively<br />

so that users can identify and<br />

eliminate root causes.<br />

Thanks to t<strong>hi</strong>s tool, it is<br />

now possible to examine<br />

large amounts of data for the<br />

smallest effects using statistical<br />

methods. In general, the data<br />

from two production batches<br />

is already sufficient to draw<br />

first conclusions. All it takes<br />

is mac<strong>hi</strong>ne sensors, w<strong>hi</strong>ch<br />

already collect data on almost all<br />

<strong>hi</strong>storical mac<strong>hi</strong>nes, as well as<br />

the right tool to disclose the data,<br />

says Dr Marc Michaelis,<br />

an expert from Hüttlin.<br />

T 01332 626262<br />

W www.boschpackaging.com<br />

ROBOT<br />

LOADER<br />

PALLETISER<br />

TRAY<br />

ERECTOR<br />

SHRINK<br />

WRAPPER<br />

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Variable and serialised<br />

data printed effectively<br />

At t<strong>hi</strong>s year’s ACHEMA,<br />

Atlantic Zeiser<br />

showcased how to<br />

implement cost-efficient late<br />

stage printing of complete<br />

pharmaceutical labels for vials<br />

<strong>with</strong> variable and serialised<br />

data, ac<strong>hi</strong>eving abrasion-proof<br />

printing quality.<br />

Using the digital <strong>hi</strong>gh-speed<br />

Digiline label printing system,<br />

pharmaceutical companies<br />

and contract packers can<br />

replace older technologies.<br />

Shortly before the<br />

beginning of the trade show,<br />

the company reported that two<br />

well-known pharmaceutical<br />

manufacturers decided to<br />

switch to Digiline Label.<br />

“These two orders once again<br />

demonstrate the Digiline<br />

Label’s versatility in fulfilling<br />

a wide range of customer<br />

requirements,” says Frank<br />

Sablinski, director sales<br />

pharma & packaging<br />

solutions at Atlantic Zeiser.<br />

“Thanks to the fully digital<br />

printing technology, print<br />

jobs can be loaded and started<br />

quickly <strong>with</strong>out requiring<br />

mechanical changeovers.<br />

The work station allows for safe and easy removal of any misprinted labels<br />

That can save up to 60<br />

minutes per print job, w<strong>hi</strong>le<br />

the running expenses<br />

are more than 30% lower<br />

compared <strong>with</strong> thermal<br />

transfer printing,” he explains.<br />

At any rate, the contact-free<br />

OMEGA DoD UV inkjet printer<br />

is the unit’s centrepiece.<br />

It ensu<strong>res</strong> the print quality on<br />

various label materials such<br />

as paper, PP, PE, and PVC.<br />

Another benefit is that the<br />

print is <strong>res</strong>istant to abrasion,<br />

light, and solvents.<br />

The downstream work<br />

station allows users to<br />

manually remove misprinted<br />

labels, and replace them<br />

<strong>with</strong> blank labels w<strong>hi</strong>ch are<br />

about to be reprinted.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s way, there are no gaps<br />

on the finished printed roll.<br />

Thanks to the re-check<br />

function, during w<strong>hi</strong>ch the<br />

camera re-checks reworked<br />

sections, operator errors are<br />

virtually eliminated.<br />

T 01264 324222<br />

W www.atlanticzeiseruk.com<br />

A modular design<br />

means freeze dryer<br />

offers flexible output<br />

At ACHEMA 2018, Bosch<br />

Packaging Technology p<strong>res</strong>ented<br />

its newly developed freeze dryer.<br />

The lyop<strong>hi</strong>lisation system can be<br />

used to stabilise thermolabile<br />

and delicate active ingredients,<br />

like oncological medications,<br />

vaccines or antibodies.<br />

“Short time-to-market, <strong>hi</strong>gh<br />

quality and cost efficiency are key<br />

for pharmaceutical manufacturers<br />

and our new freeze dryer is not<br />

only energy efficient, but also<br />

offers short cycle times together<br />

<strong>with</strong> reliable product quality in<br />

large batches,” explains Annabel<br />

Madero, product manager at<br />

Austrian subsidiary SBM.<br />

Its modular design makes the<br />

GMP-compliant freeze dryer<br />

suitable for the production of<br />

small batches for clinical trials.<br />

T 01332 626262<br />

W www.boschpackaging.com<br />

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maximise your profit and productivity<br />

<strong>with</strong> the latest packaging automation<br />

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Linkx automated packaging mac<strong>hi</strong>nes and systems are suitable for packing all types<br />

of shelf-ready and retail-ready packaged products.<br />

Ask us how we can maximise your profit and productivity <strong>with</strong> Linkx Industrie 4.0.<br />

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26 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST 2018 www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk<br />

Installation News<br />

Automated pallet wrapper is<br />

cost saving purchase for DIY<br />

Antalis Packaging has<br />

helped one of the<br />

UK’s leading DIY<br />

retailers eliminate over half<br />

of its packaging waste and<br />

cut costs by 60% after<br />

recommending the distributor<br />

install an automated pallet<br />

wrapping mac<strong>hi</strong>ne.<br />

Realising that its<br />

packaging process was<br />

proving increasingly<br />

ineffective and costly, the<br />

company in question, w<strong>hi</strong>ch<br />

supplies home and garden<br />

improvement products across<br />

the UK, was looking for a new<br />

method to simplify how goods<br />

are contained on a pallet. The<br />

original process involved the<br />

use of heat shrink to contain<br />

lo<strong>ads</strong> on to pallets, whereby<br />

a shrink hood was placed<br />

over a pallet and a flame gun<br />

was used to shrink the film.<br />

About 1,200 pallets were being<br />

wrapped on a daily basis,<br />

but <strong>with</strong> a very slow average<br />

speed of just 4-5 minutes per<br />

pallet. A speedier solution<br />

was becoming a critical<br />

requirement for the company.<br />

hazards and risks<br />

Early investigations also<br />

uncovered a number of fire<br />

hazards and health and<br />

safety risks, <strong>with</strong> the pallet<br />

shrink gun, in particular,<br />

forcing employees to<br />

repeatedly bend down and<br />

also be at risk of burning<br />

themselves. In addition,<br />

<strong>with</strong> only one size of shrink<br />

hood available, wastage<br />

was <strong>hi</strong>gh – making it clear<br />

that to maintain a safe<br />

and economical service,<br />

a complete overhaul of the<br />

packaging procedure was<br />

needed by the company.<br />

The DIY distributor called<br />

on the help of the Antalis<br />

Packaging team w<strong>hi</strong>ch<br />

<strong>res</strong>ulted in the installation of<br />

four Lantech S300XT semiautomatic<br />

pallet wrappers.<br />

Packaging waste has been reduced by 75% w<strong>hi</strong>ch has <strong>res</strong>ulted in cost savings for the DIY customer of 60%<br />

At the heart of t<strong>hi</strong>s approach<br />

was speed and efficiency, as<br />

production speeds of up to<br />

30-40 pallets per hour was<br />

offered by the equipment.<br />

“The demonstration<br />

stage was imperative, it’s<br />

somet<strong>hi</strong>ng we recommend<br />

<strong>with</strong> all customers looking to<br />

introduce a new packaging<br />

solution on a larger scale,”<br />

says Martin Styler, mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

sales director for Antalis<br />

Packaging. “It’s important to<br />

see the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne in action but<br />

to also engage <strong>with</strong> the people<br />

who will be handling it, to<br />

really grasp any challenges<br />

that may arise.”<br />

Alongside the practical<br />

demonstrations, the team also<br />

carried out a film audit and<br />

film trials to ensure the best<br />

stretch film was selected for<br />

the pallet wrapper.<br />

great improvements<br />

Since introducing the<br />

new system, the company<br />

has witnessed significant<br />

improvements in its plant.<br />

In operation, pallets are<br />

now taken to the wrap zone<br />

where a top sheet is added to<br />

the pallet and the wrapping<br />

process is instigated remotely.<br />

As a <strong>res</strong>ult, pallets are now<br />

being wrapped at a speed<br />

The demonstration stage was<br />

an important part of the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

installation in the DIY facility<br />

that is 70% quicker than the<br />

previous process.<br />

Also, packaging waste has<br />

been reduced by 75%,<br />

<strong>res</strong>ulting in cost savings for<br />

the customer of over 60%.<br />

In addition, the simplification<br />

has removed the fire hazards<br />

and the health and safety<br />

issues for the operators.<br />

“We are delighted to<br />

have been able to deliver a<br />

solution that provides not only<br />

phenomenal cost savings and<br />

process improvements, but it<br />

also provides a safer working<br />

environment for employees,”<br />

says Styler. “The Lantech<br />

S300XT has streamlined the<br />

packaging procedu<strong>res</strong> and<br />

enhanced proficiency, helping<br />

the company to continue to<br />

deliver their products and<br />

ultimately improve their<br />

profitability.”<br />

T 0370 241 1466<br />

W www.antalispackaging.co.uk


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28 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST 2018 www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk<br />

Installation News<br />

Water tablets are flow wrapped<br />

in a timely and also safer fas<strong>hi</strong>on<br />

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Tel: 01865 891466 Email: sales@capcoder.com<br />

Fuji’s new box motion<br />

Alpha 8 wrapper has<br />

just been installed into<br />

a water purification tablet<br />

supplier to meet the need for<br />

a larger pack size to overcome<br />

any issues <strong>with</strong> safety for<br />

young c<strong>hi</strong>ldren.<br />

The customer approached<br />

Fuji’s UK distributor<br />

Paramount Packaging as it<br />

was looking for alternative<br />

options to wrap its 3.25g<br />

and 11.9g water purification<br />

tablets. It wanted to continue<br />

to use paper and aluminium<br />

foil packaging but wanted<br />

them to be hermetically<br />

sealed and packed at speeds<br />

of 200 a minute. In operation,<br />

the Alpha 8 can produce up<br />

to 400 a minute.<br />

It also wanted the packs<br />

to be larger than normal, so<br />

they didn’t look like sweets<br />

to c<strong>hi</strong>ldren, w<strong>hi</strong>ch can be an<br />

issue for some flow wrappers<br />

but was overcome easily by<br />

Fuji’s advanced film tracking<br />

and tension control.<br />

FAST HERMETIC SEALS<br />

Paramount recommended<br />

its new Alpha 8 wrapper to<br />

ac<strong>hi</strong>eve the hermetic seals<br />

at the required speeds<br />

and also, fully automated<br />

product feeding <strong>with</strong> a<br />

vibratory bowl feeder.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s feeder orientates the<br />

tablets into a single-file line<br />

to ensure a continuous stream<br />

of product is fed onto the<br />

in-line belt feeder.<br />

In t<strong>hi</strong>s way, products that<br />

are touc<strong>hi</strong>ng or irregularly<br />

spaced are automatically<br />

synchronised in time <strong>with</strong> the<br />

operation of the jaws and fed<br />

onto the film.<br />

The system consists of two<br />

belts – a pre-feed and timing<br />

conveyor – w<strong>hi</strong>ch can be<br />

removed easily for cleaning.<br />

T 01252 815252<br />

W www.paramount-packaging.<br />

co.uk


www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST 2018 MACHINERY UPDATE 29<br />

Scampi is handled in double<br />

time to meet customer needs<br />

Frozen seafood<br />

manufacturer W<strong>hi</strong>tby<br />

Seafoods has doubled<br />

its packing speeds by<br />

installing a new packaging<br />

and distribution line from<br />

tna for its locally sourced<br />

langoustines, or scampi.<br />

The company specialises in<br />

locally sourced langoustines<br />

– or scampi – that are breaded<br />

and sold in bitesize portions.<br />

A recent rebrand has seen<br />

new pack sizes range from<br />

between 200 and 300g in a<br />

standard pillow bag format<br />

so new equipment has had<br />

to deliver efficient product<br />

The VFFS unit handles bags quickly<br />

Adpak MU J-A 2018 ARTWORK<br />

changes and integration<br />

<strong>with</strong> existing elements of the<br />

production line.<br />

W<strong>hi</strong>tby Seafoods was<br />

looking to increase capacity<br />

<strong>with</strong> a t<strong>hi</strong>rd packaging line<br />

and chose to install the tna<br />

robag FX 3ci – a vertical, form,<br />

fill and seal (VFFS) unit that<br />

allows consistent <strong>hi</strong>gh quality<br />

at a fast speed for a range of<br />

bag sizes.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s new line works<br />

comfortably at 140 bags per<br />

minute, effectively doubling<br />

product throughput.<br />

tna’s robag FX 3ci has a<br />

rotary jaw design that uses<br />

advanced sealing technology<br />

for improved seal integrity<br />

at <strong>hi</strong>gh speeds. Its compact<br />

design, including a shorter<br />

bagging system height and<br />

small footprint, was ideal for<br />

the low ceiling in the factory.<br />

Helping to realise further<br />

performance benefits, the<br />

packing system was fitted <strong>with</strong><br />

the tna intelli-weigh omega<br />

314 multihead weigher. With<br />

capabilities for a 2,200 kg per<br />

hour in-feed to the packaging<br />

system, it was imperative any<br />

W<strong>hi</strong>tby Seafoods specialises in locally sourced scampi that is breaded<br />

upstream equipment could<br />

keep up <strong>with</strong> the bagger speed.<br />

Also, the tna robag FX 3ci<br />

and its simplified film system<br />

for easy film threading and<br />

<strong>hi</strong>gh accuracy control has<br />

improved efficiencies at<br />

W<strong>hi</strong>tby Foods by reducing film<br />

waste and cutting changeover<br />

procedu<strong>res</strong> from two minutes<br />

to 30 seconds. T<strong>hi</strong>s is crucial<br />

when dealing <strong>with</strong> frozen<br />

products that cannot thaw<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>le being processed.<br />

Also key to improving<br />

efficiencies at the site was<br />

ac<strong>hi</strong>eving the smooth transfer<br />

of products from one part of<br />

the production line to the next<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>ch is why the tna roflo VM 3<br />

vibratory motion distribution<br />

system <strong>with</strong> integrated controls<br />

was installed. Feeding into the<br />

tna robag FX 3ci, the distribution<br />

system has helped to increase<br />

product throughput, by<br />

providing an additional<br />

on-line storage facility.<br />

T 0121 628 8900<br />

W www.tnasolutions.com<br />

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30 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST 2018 www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk<br />

Installation News<br />

Checkweighers ensure<br />

spuds comply at speed<br />

To cope <strong>with</strong> compliance<br />

issues for its frozen<br />

potato processing<br />

production lines operating at<br />

<strong>hi</strong>gher speeds, Lamb Weston/<br />

Meijer has retrofitted five new<br />

Mettler Toledo checkweighers.<br />

The conveyor speed of the<br />

new equipment has been<br />

synchronised to the <strong>hi</strong>gher<br />

throughput rates, and can also<br />

be adapted to accommodate<br />

any further increase in<br />

production w<strong>hi</strong>ch is planned<br />

by the Dutch company by 2020.<br />

And to continue to ensure<br />

conformity, products need<br />

to be reliably checked to<br />

make sure they meet the<br />

requirements of net content<br />

laws for packaged products<br />

and to ensure customer<br />

satisfaction – as well as to<br />

eliminate expensive product<br />

giveaway. The automatic<br />

checkweighers are installed<br />

downstream of a multihead<br />

weigher where Lamb Weston’s<br />

French fries are portioned<br />

before ultimately being packed<br />

into 1kg bags.<br />

The bags are then weighed,<br />

<strong>with</strong> ‘bad’ products being<br />

rejected by a pusher to enable<br />

off-weight products to be<br />

sorted out reliably.<br />

To help t<strong>hi</strong>s process, a light<br />

barrier monitors whether<br />

the rejection of underweight<br />

or overweight products was<br />

successful. If t<strong>hi</strong>s is not the<br />

case, a message is displayed<br />

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

The plant processes potatoes into French fries and other speciality products<br />

in the info section of the 15in<br />

touchscreen terminal. An<br />

immediate conveyor shutdown<br />

and the activation of a<br />

potential-free contact to warn<br />

the production personnel<br />

allows them to easily remove<br />

‘bad products’ from the ‘good<br />

products’ path and then feed<br />

them back into the production<br />

process in the end.<br />

More than one hundred<br />

employees at the Oosterbierum<br />

plant of Lamb Weston ensure<br />

that potatoes are processed<br />

into <strong>hi</strong>gh-quality pre-fried<br />

frozen French fries and<br />

other potato specialties.<br />

The <strong>hi</strong>gh-tech nature of the<br />

manufacturing process makes<br />

the company’s production<br />

environment very complex, so<br />

the checkweigher design was<br />

adapted to t<strong>hi</strong>s environment.<br />

Due to the small amount of<br />

space available, Lamb Weston<br />

needed a checkweig<strong>hi</strong>ng<br />

solution that had a small<br />

footprint and, at the same<br />

time, was adapted to the<br />

height dimensions of<br />

upstream and downstream<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>nes. For instance,<br />

the entire checkweig<strong>hi</strong>ng<br />

system has been designed<br />

to a special height to match<br />

the height of the customer’s<br />

production line system.<br />

And to further accommodate<br />

space requirements, the<br />

conveyor control system has<br />

been positioned externally<br />

<strong>with</strong> a separate control cabinet<br />

including the weig<strong>hi</strong>ng<br />

terminal.<br />

The Mettler Toledo<br />

FreeWeigh.Net software<br />

package also allows the<br />

checkweighers to be used<br />

in the integrated production<br />

network for recording<br />

statistical quality data.<br />

The company’s entire<br />

production process can thus<br />

be traced and recorded on item<br />

level as well as on batch level,<br />

and the system facilitates an<br />

accurate overview of current<br />

production data.<br />

In t<strong>hi</strong>s way, Lamb Weston<br />

covers the entire scope of<br />

finished packaging and filling<br />

process checking and can<br />

react faster to any changes in<br />

the production process.<br />

T 0116 235 7070<br />

W www.mt.com<br />

Product changeovers are speedy<br />

Pumps help<br />

hot sauce<br />

accuracy<br />

Germany-based Paradies Eis<br />

is leveraging the benefits of<br />

peristaltic pump technology<br />

from Watson-Marlow Fluid<br />

Technology Group (WMFTG) to<br />

dose hot chocolate sauce into ice<br />

cream. The company is using the<br />

latest 530 peristaltic pumps and<br />

tubing for the reliability that t<strong>hi</strong>s<br />

delicate task requi<strong>res</strong>.<br />

Further benefits delivered to<br />

Paradies Eis include low pump<br />

maintenance requirements,<br />

excellent processing capabilities,<br />

<strong>hi</strong>gh levels of accuracy and easy<br />

operation.<br />

Chocolate has to be dosed at<br />

a temperature of about 60deg C<br />

into the ice cream, where the<br />

liquid mass then hardens again.<br />

At Paradies Eis, peristaltic pumps<br />

are used for t<strong>hi</strong>s task as <strong>with</strong>out<br />

valves, seals or moving parts in<br />

the fluid path, peristaltic pumps<br />

are ideal for operation in hygienic<br />

environments, says WMFTG.<br />

In use, the pumped media only<br />

comes into contact <strong>with</strong> a food<br />

quality tube. Moreover, media<br />

is pumped very gently and <strong>with</strong><br />

extremely low shear forces,<br />

so product quality is never<br />

compromised. Peristaltic<br />

pumps also offer <strong>hi</strong>gh precision<br />

and reproducibility, w<strong>hi</strong>ch<br />

help maximise product<br />

consistency, an important<br />

consideration in ice cream<br />

manufacture.<br />

The Watson-Marlow 500<br />

series runs quietly and evenly<br />

and performs reliably <strong>with</strong> a <strong>hi</strong>gh<br />

degree of accuracy, according to<br />

brand owner Axel Steen.<br />

T 01326 370362<br />

W www.wmftg.co.uk


www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk MACHINERY UPDATE 31<br />

Grinder delivers<br />

consistent mince<br />

As well as grinders, Laska also manufactu<strong>res</strong> a range of other processing kit<br />

Multivac UK has<br />

installed a Laska<br />

super grinder into the<br />

Addo Food Group enabling<br />

the business to produce a<br />

consistent, <strong>hi</strong>gh-quality<br />

minced meat in different<br />

sizes for its c<strong>hi</strong>lled savoury<br />

products. It utilises both f<strong>res</strong>h<br />

and frozen types of meat.<br />

The company produces<br />

sausage rolls, pork pies,<br />

hot pies, savoury eggs,<br />

slices, and quiche across six<br />

manufacturing sites throughout<br />

the UK and required a new<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne to mince frozen and<br />

f<strong>res</strong>h meats to a <strong>hi</strong>gh quality.<br />

The mac<strong>hi</strong>ne needed to<br />

ensure product consistency,<br />

organoleptic delivery and<br />

flexibility of the meats.<br />

When Processing Product<br />

Specialist at Multivac UK Liam<br />

Smith visited the Spalding<br />

Bakery manufacturing site,<br />

he discovered the number one<br />

consideration for the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

was enhancing product<br />

quality. The mac<strong>hi</strong>ne selected<br />

was therefore the Laska WWB<br />

200 super grinder.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s grinder has a hopper<br />

size of 550 lit<strong>res</strong> and a 200mm<br />

grinding hole plate diameter.<br />

The unit offered the Addo<br />

Food Group the opportunity<br />

to increase the quality of the<br />

product and also the ability to<br />

grind meat down to 3mm from<br />

a frozen block at -25deg C in<br />

one process.<br />

double seal system<br />

Another key feature of the unit<br />

is the design of the double<br />

sealing system, w<strong>hi</strong>ch enables<br />

separation of product from<br />

mechanical parts, even in<br />

the event of excessive wear<br />

or mechanical failure.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s <strong>res</strong>ults in reduced risk<br />

of contamination.<br />

The quality wit<strong>hi</strong>n the<br />

Laska system is also vastly<br />

improved due to the angular<br />

feed and working system, says<br />

Multivac. The angular design<br />

ensu<strong>res</strong> only the optimum<br />

amount is p<strong>res</strong>ented to the<br />

grind plates at any time to<br />

ensure maximum quality<br />

and minimum product st<strong>res</strong>s<br />

and heat rise. These featu<strong>res</strong><br />

were key to the success of<br />

the trial and ultimately,<br />

the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne purchase for<br />

Addo Food Group.<br />

T 01793 425800<br />

W www.multivac.co.uk


32 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST 2018 www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk<br />

Installation News<br />

All-seeing x-ray helps to ensure<br />

quality for delicatessen ranges<br />

Aetna Systems junior MU M-A 2018.qxp_MU 28/02/2018 08:05 Page 1<br />

Largest manufacturer of stretch<br />

wrapping equipment in the world<br />

UK aftersales spa<strong>res</strong> and service support provided.<br />

Rotating<br />

Arm<br />

Wrappers<br />

The detection capabilities<br />

of Is<strong>hi</strong>da’s IX-GA 2475<br />

x-ray inspection system<br />

are helping to ensure the<br />

quality and extend the shelf<br />

life of a range of delicatessen<br />

products produced by<br />

a leading poultry processor<br />

based in Belgium.<br />

Volys Star’s charcuterie<br />

range of sliced meats<br />

are packed in modified<br />

atmosphere packaging (MAP)<br />

or skinpack trays and then<br />

subjected to <strong>hi</strong>gh p<strong>res</strong>sure<br />

pasteurisation w<strong>hi</strong>ch involves<br />

sealed trays being immersed<br />

in cold water under <strong>hi</strong>gh<br />

isostatic p<strong>res</strong>sure.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s gives the packed meats<br />

an extended shelf life of up to<br />

three months, but only if<br />

the seal integrity of the pack<br />

is maintained.<br />

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The Is<strong>hi</strong>da x-ray is able<br />

to spot product in the seal<br />

area and at the same time,<br />

can also detect any unwanted<br />

foreign bodies, in particular<br />

small metal parts. The system<br />

featu<strong>res</strong> two separate reject<br />

bins, one for foreign bodies<br />

and another for any seal<br />

defects.<br />

“Clearly, to find foreign<br />

bodies in the packs is<br />

essential, but being able to<br />

identify faulty seals before<br />

the pasteurisation process<br />

is a significant extra benefit,<br />

particularly in minimising<br />

product waste,” explains<br />

the company’s operations<br />

manager Filip Bonné.<br />

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www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST 2018 MACHINERY UPDATE 33<br />

Handling and conveying solution<br />

is saving time and product losses<br />

The Kidlington site of<br />

Essentra Components<br />

(EC) has worked <strong>with</strong><br />

UPM Conveyors on an ongoing<br />

component capture project<br />

that has seen a customised<br />

solution being installed and<br />

commissioned t<strong>hi</strong>s year.<br />

The project began last<br />

autumn and EC Kidlington<br />

production engineers were<br />

joined by their counterparts<br />

at UPM to conduct root cause<br />

analysis. Together, they<br />

identified several ‘loss zones’<br />

where components were<br />

escaping from either poorly<br />

designed component chutes,<br />

conveyors w<strong>hi</strong>ch were unfit<br />

for purpose, or overriding<br />

discharge points due to static<br />

from the moulding process.<br />

These components were<br />

scrapped due to possible<br />

contamination from landing<br />

on the floor, and therefore<br />

ultimately causing mac<strong>hi</strong>nes<br />

to overrun.<br />

Due to the variety of<br />

products produced (Essentra<br />

offer over 35,000) it was<br />

necessary for UPM to evaluate<br />

different belt types and flight<br />

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The project continues and will see more UPM conveyors installed at the site<br />

combinations to accommodate<br />

all possible solutions. However,<br />

the biggest challenge was<br />

the integration and mating<br />

systems for the conveyor,<br />

component chute and<br />

anti-static equipment,<br />

explains UPM’s Roy Fowler.<br />

“Surprisingly, there are very<br />

few suppliers that offer all<br />

three solutions, or are willing<br />

to modify standard equipment<br />

to suit customer requirements<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>lst working <strong>with</strong> suppliers<br />

of the other key components,”<br />

he told Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Update.<br />

R&D and then trials have<br />

taken about six months and<br />

involved EC and UPM also<br />

working <strong>with</strong> Fraser anti-static<br />

solutions as well as fabricator<br />

TDI Solutions.<br />

The <strong>res</strong>ulting solution now<br />

includes the integration of a<br />

custom designed chute using<br />

a dock designed by UPM’s<br />

Sean Martin, and deposits all<br />

components onto the centre of<br />

customised UPM swan necked<br />

conveyors. At discharge<br />

point, Fraser de-ionisation<br />

equipment removes all static<br />

from the components, and<br />

ensu<strong>res</strong> a clean drop to the<br />

inspection tables.<br />

“We are lucky enough to be<br />

playing a part in a period of<br />

change and development, and<br />

working <strong>with</strong> colleagues such<br />

as those from UPM, who have<br />

the same energy for change as<br />

ourselves, enables significant<br />

prog<strong>res</strong>s,” comments Chris<br />

Butler, process development<br />

manager at EC Kidlington.<br />

“Their attitude towards<br />

delivery, safety and the open<br />

exchange of ideas matches our<br />

own, and is a key component<br />

in driving essential factory<br />

improvements,” he says.<br />

The Essentra & UPM project<br />

team are now working on the<br />

second and t<strong>hi</strong>rd phases of<br />

t<strong>hi</strong>s ongoing project.<br />

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Installation News<br />

VFFS mac<strong>hi</strong>ne meets customer<br />

demand for a biltong producer<br />

Intamac Packaging Systems<br />

has installed a vertical<br />

form, fill and seal (VFFS)<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne at Simply African<br />

Foods to keep up <strong>with</strong> the<br />

growing demand for its range<br />

of biltong products.<br />

The mac<strong>hi</strong>ne is an<br />

IPS420E-SS <strong>with</strong> integrated<br />

10 head multi-head w<strong>hi</strong>ch is<br />

specially designed to pack<br />

dried goods for the snack food<br />

industry.<br />

Simply African Foods was<br />

established in 2002 by Donald<br />

Dodson, who discovered that<br />

traditional South African food<br />

was not produced to a <strong>hi</strong>gh<br />

standard in the UK. Today, and<br />

<strong>with</strong> orders from supermarkets<br />

across the UK, the company has<br />

had to speed up its production.<br />

It was on a cold Christmas Eve<br />

in 2017, at a Farmer’s Market in<br />

Petersfield, that the family-firm<br />

first learnt about Intamac and<br />

its VFFS pouch mac<strong>hi</strong>ne.<br />

W<strong>hi</strong>le sampling some c<strong>hi</strong>lli<br />

biltong, Fran Bowes of Intamac<br />

realised that the company<br />

needed to drastically increase<br />

its productivity.<br />

The driving force be<strong>hi</strong>nd<br />

Purchasing the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne has been a turning point for the family owned business<br />

Simply African Foods is<br />

Donald’s son Neil who<br />

has continued to grow the<br />

business. Neil realised that<br />

the opportunities were there<br />

to move onto the next level,<br />

from hand-packing to a fully<br />

automated system, and he<br />

believes that purchasing the<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne is a turning point for<br />

the company.<br />

“We were initially<br />

concerned about the outlay on<br />

a packaging mac<strong>hi</strong>ne but the<br />

Intamac mac<strong>hi</strong>nery is compact<br />

and great value,” he says.<br />

“We’ve been able to remain<br />

in our current premises, train<br />

our great team to use the new<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>nery and worked closely<br />

<strong>with</strong> Intamac to create<br />

a bespoke solution.”<br />

The mac<strong>hi</strong>ne has also<br />

enabled a number of cost<br />

savings to be made including<br />

15% on packaging costs<br />

over the coming year.<br />

“We have been able to increase<br />

one of our key contracts from<br />

packing 700 packs a week to<br />

9,700 packs, and t<strong>hi</strong>s is just<br />

the beginning,” he continues.<br />

“We have more buying power<br />

<strong>with</strong> our suppliers, in particular<br />

for meat and packaging,<br />

because we are producing so<br />

much more product to fulfil<br />

the new contracts that we<br />

have won since purchasing<br />

the automatic mac<strong>hi</strong>ne.”<br />

Tom Poston, sales executive<br />

for Intamac, understood the<br />

food company’s requirements<br />

from the offset. “When we first<br />

met <strong>with</strong> Neil we knew that<br />

he was our perfect customer,”<br />

he says. “We looked at their<br />

current production and what<br />

they wanted to ac<strong>hi</strong>eve in the<br />

future and recommended the<br />

IPS420E-SS as the perfect<br />

solution for them.”<br />

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Integrated topload cartoner has proved popular <strong>with</strong> firms<br />

in the cake, biscuit and cereal bar sectors since interpack<br />

Bosch Packaging Technology<br />

company Kliklok is reporting<br />

excellent sales for its ITC<br />

integrated topload cartoner<br />

that it first launched at<br />

interpack, last year.<br />

Food companies in the<br />

US and Europe have already<br />

ordered the new system to<br />

pack flow wrapped mini-cakes,<br />

digestive biscuits and cereal<br />

bars in 4; 5; 10 and 12-pack<br />

variants. The single,<br />

fully automated solution<br />

performs three main<br />

functions; carton forming,<br />

loading<br />

and closing,<br />

using just<br />

one HMI<br />

touch<br />

screen.<br />

According<br />

to Kliklok<br />

marketing<br />

manager<br />

Michelle<br />

Newman,<br />

t<strong>hi</strong>s enables<br />

The ITC lo<strong>ads</strong> products ‘on the move’<br />

to ac<strong>hi</strong>eve the <strong>hi</strong>gher speed output<br />

interlink<br />

three<br />

separate<br />

pieces of<br />

equipment<br />

<strong>with</strong> the<br />

associated<br />

conveyors.<br />

The<br />

Kliklok ITC<br />

offers the<br />

flexibility<br />

to change<br />

manufacturers to reduce their<br />

production line footprint and<br />

avoid the need to source and<br />

formats and run a variety of<br />

carton styles and products,<br />

be they flow wraps, roll wraps,<br />

or tablets. Once the carton<br />

is formed, an intelligent<br />

transport system is used<br />

to carry it independently<br />

through the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne loading<br />

and closing module. Product<br />

loading is carried out by<br />

robots w<strong>hi</strong>ch ac<strong>hi</strong>eve <strong>hi</strong>gh<br />

speed operation.<br />

In addition, the robots<br />

used in the ITC are able to<br />

track the carton transport<br />

system and load products<br />

‘on the move’.<br />

T 01275 836131<br />

W www.kliklok-int.com


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www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST 2018 MACHINERY UPDATE 37<br />

Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Will Brexit bring a<br />

change in attitudes<br />

to automation?<br />

There cannot be many<br />

people who wouldn’t<br />

mind a day <strong>with</strong>out<br />

hearing anyt<strong>hi</strong>ng about<br />

Brexit, especially as it<br />

is usually doom and gloom, but<br />

it seems that one positive coming<br />

out of the whole saga is a new<br />

willingness in some UK quarters<br />

to invest in automation, robotics<br />

and vision systems.<br />

And if t<strong>hi</strong>s 40-odd page feature<br />

is anyt<strong>hi</strong>ng to go by…new<br />

technology, new ways of working,<br />

new products, new installations<br />

and new safety implications are<br />

just some of the topics covered…<br />

then the future is bright!<br />

If the referendum to leave Europe<br />

put many investment projects<br />

on hold, post Brexit the picture<br />

was much rosier at the end of last<br />

year for automation and robotics<br />

company CKF Systems. “There<br />

is clearly a change in attitude,<br />

<strong>res</strong>ulting from Brexit, <strong>with</strong><br />

manufacturers more willing to<br />

look wit<strong>hi</strong>n the UK for engineering<br />

expertise to support their<br />

investment projects,” explains<br />

Kevin Staines, sales director at<br />

the company. “There is also<br />

a growing realisation that elevated<br />

cost p<strong>res</strong>su<strong>res</strong>, including wages<br />

and labour scarcity are here for<br />

the long haul.”<br />

RESISTANT TO ANY CHANGES<br />

He believes that t<strong>hi</strong>s is encouraging<br />

more businesses to invest in<br />

automation, including SMEs<br />

who had previously been <strong>res</strong>istant<br />

to t<strong>hi</strong>s type of change.<br />

Although widely embraced by<br />

consumers, deployment of digital<br />

technologies in industrial settings,<br />

particularly in multi-site food<br />

factories has been slower<br />

to materialise, yet t<strong>hi</strong>ngs are<br />

starting to s<strong>hi</strong>ft, according to<br />

P<strong>hi</strong>l Brown, managing director<br />

of metal detector company<br />

Fort<strong>res</strong>s Technology.<br />

Watc<strong>hi</strong>ng Industry 4.0 gain<br />

traction, Brown believes that we<br />

become paralysed by technology<br />

Roadmap to<br />

connectivity<br />

It’s tricky for<br />

many SMEs to<br />

negotiate a<br />

path towards<br />

a connected way<br />

of working but<br />

it has to be<br />

done to stay<br />

competitive<br />

options, and as a <strong>res</strong>ult, data<br />

integration projects can stretch<br />

on for months, years, or never<br />

reach a conclusion. “In such<br />

a fast moving market like food,<br />

the impact on competitiveness<br />

could be immense,” he says.<br />

And although there is renewed<br />

optimism across the sector,<br />

Mark Gray from Universal Robots<br />

t<strong>hi</strong>nks the adoption of collaborative<br />

robots, the so-called cobot, is<br />

gaining acceptance in UK industry<br />

very slowly. In many ways, he says,<br />

a cobot is like a new colleague –<br />

a colleague that loyally takes on<br />

the tasks that most people find<br />

trivial and physically debilitating.<br />

Industry 4.0 is evolution<br />

not revolution and as such,<br />

can be scaled to suit demands<br />

“The manager is the industrial<br />

worker who has an overview<br />

of where the cobot should be as<br />

part of manufacturing,” he says.<br />

Historically, traditional robots<br />

have not always brought the<br />

flexibility required by companies<br />

in meeting their ever-changing<br />

customer demands but, says James<br />

Bedford of Multivac UK, today<br />

t<strong>hi</strong>s can be overcome <strong>with</strong> a<br />

simple set of new grippers<br />

so that production is not lost.<br />

Another inte<strong>res</strong>ting point made<br />

during t<strong>hi</strong>s feature is the fact<br />

that robotics and automation<br />

is a fantastic hook in attracting<br />

young people, dubbed the xbox<br />

generation, to the manufacturing<br />

sector. Tech-savvy youngsters are<br />

attracted to work for companies<br />

that are tech-savvy themselves,<br />

and not <strong>res</strong>istant to new ways<br />

of working.<br />

We hope you find the feature,<br />

useful in shaping your future.


38 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST 2018 www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk<br />

Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Robot usage in the<br />

UK is on the up,<br />

says Mike Wilson<br />

There is growing<br />

inte<strong>res</strong>t in the<br />

application of<br />

robots to many<br />

sectors wit<strong>hi</strong>n UK<br />

manufacturing,” says Mike Wilson,<br />

chairman of BARA. The influence<br />

of the automotive sector on the<br />

total numbers purchased is still<br />

strong but we are seeing consistent<br />

growth in the sales to other<br />

industry sectors. Coupled <strong>with</strong> t<strong>hi</strong>s,<br />

the level of inte<strong>res</strong>t and enquiries<br />

from companies new to robots has<br />

also grown significantly.<br />

BARA collects data from the<br />

major robot suppliers each quarter<br />

and the <strong>res</strong>ult for last year produced<br />

the t<strong>hi</strong>rd largest year on record<br />

after the peaks of 2012 and 2013.<br />

The use of robots in the automotive<br />

and automotive components sectors<br />

is always dependent on new model<br />

introductions so what was more<br />

inte<strong>res</strong>ting is that sales to all other<br />

manufacturing sectors grew by<br />

31% in 2017 compared to the year<br />

before. T<strong>hi</strong>s trend looks like it is<br />

continuing into 2018 <strong>with</strong> the<br />

first quarter also showing strong<br />

robot sales <strong>res</strong>ults.<br />

Robot use<br />

is growing<br />

EDUCATION PURCHASES<br />

One other inte<strong>res</strong>ting point from<br />

the statistics is the continuing<br />

growth in sales to the education<br />

sector. We are seeing an increasing<br />

number of universities and colleges<br />

commencing new courses covering<br />

robotics and they are purchasing<br />

equipment to provide training to<br />

the students. T<strong>hi</strong>s is a very positive<br />

step towards add<strong>res</strong>sing the skills<br />

shortages, an issue that is a<br />

key feature in the Made Smarter<br />

Review 2017; the manufacturing<br />

industries input to the emerging<br />

Government’s Industrial Strategy.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s report proposes a Sector<br />

Deal to assist UK manufacturing<br />

in becoming a global leader in<br />

industrial digitalisation by 2030.<br />

Although it covers all forms of<br />

digital technologies, robotics is<br />

a key element and the analysis<br />

demonstrates that increased<br />

A new application<br />

for robots has<br />

seen them used at<br />

Boomf for its<br />

personalised<br />

confectionery<br />

adoption of automation and<br />

robotics could contribute over<br />

£180bn to UK manufacturing<br />

over the next ten years.<br />

Although the proposals of the<br />

Made Smarter report were not<br />

included in the Government’s<br />

Industrial Strategy W<strong>hi</strong>te Paper<br />

(published in November last<br />

year), the Chancellor has recently<br />

announced support for the<br />

National Digitalisation Adoption<br />

programme <strong>with</strong> a £20 million<br />

investment in a digitalisation<br />

adoption pilot to be based in<br />

the North West.<br />

The increased adoption of<br />

automation and robotics could<br />

contribute £180bn to UK plc<br />

In parallel <strong>with</strong> the Made<br />

Smarter Review, the food and<br />

drink sector has also been<br />

developing its own Sector Deal<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>ch includes the need to adopt<br />

greater levels of automation to<br />

add<strong>res</strong>s the productivity challenge.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s is also prog<strong>res</strong>sing <strong>with</strong> the<br />

recent formation of a Food and<br />

Drink Sector Council.<br />

There is therefore increasing<br />

awareness and support for the need<br />

to increase the adoption of robot<br />

automation wit<strong>hi</strong>n all sectors of<br />

UK manufacturing. T<strong>hi</strong>s, coupled<br />

<strong>with</strong> the growing inte<strong>res</strong>t wit<strong>hi</strong>n<br />

the actual businesses, means it<br />

is a very inte<strong>res</strong>ting time to be<br />

involved in robotics. “We have<br />

the opportunity to fundamentally<br />

change the productivity of<br />

UK manufacturing to provide<br />

a positive future,” asserts Wilson.<br />

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Vision has key<br />

role in ensuring<br />

sustainability<br />

Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Update talks to Paul Wilson, chairman of the UKIVA<br />

about how a multitude of industrial imaging techniques can help<br />

the packaging industry’s move towards a greener environment<br />

T<br />

he move to reduce the use of<br />

plastics in consumer goods<br />

packaging could lead to an<br />

increased use of alternative<br />

materials such as cardboard,<br />

glass and aluminium foil w<strong>hi</strong>ch will<br />

change some of the processing parameters<br />

used throughout industry. Here, UKIVA<br />

chairman Paul Wilson outlines how a<br />

multitude of industrial imaging techniques<br />

can help the packaging industry towards<br />

a greener environment.<br />

THE RETURN OF THE MILK BOTTLE<br />

Traditional milk delivery in glass milk<br />

bottles is making a comeback in Central<br />

London and a major UK dairy in the<br />

capital is investing in new equipment to<br />

keep up <strong>with</strong> the trend. Glass bottles are<br />

returned to the milkman and taken back<br />

to the dairy where they are thoroughly<br />

washed and then inspected <strong>with</strong> a <strong>hi</strong>gh<br />

quality vision system before moving to the<br />

filling lines. Bottles are expected to make<br />

on average seven trips before becoming<br />

too damaged or worn for further re-use.<br />

However, since glass can be endlessly<br />

reprocessed <strong>with</strong> no loss of quality,<br />

unusable bottles can then be sent away<br />

for recycling. The inspection system<br />

featu<strong>res</strong> four cameras to check the<br />

quality of the bottle itself and for possible<br />

contaminants. The latter includes dirt or<br />

debris not completely removed during the<br />

was<strong>hi</strong>ng process, foreign bodies entering<br />

the bottles after the washer and glass<br />

fragments. The neck finish, side walls and<br />

base of the bottles are also inspected as<br />

well as the two concentric wear rings that<br />

arise from the bottles pus<strong>hi</strong>ng against<br />

each other in production.<br />

A special handling system carries the<br />

bottle over the base inspection camera.<br />

A rejection system removes any failed<br />

bottles before filling. The control system<br />

provides a full set of production data<br />

including <strong>hi</strong>story for number of bottles<br />

processed, the number of rejects, and<br />

the reasons for rejection. The dairy has<br />

four filling lines each operating at 24,000<br />

bottles per hour and the first inspection<br />

system has already been installed.<br />

RECYCLING<br />

Effective recycling of plastics could<br />

significantly reduce the amount of plastics<br />

sent to landfill and increase the amount<br />

that is recycled. Imaging techniques<br />

such as multispectral and hyperspectral<br />

imaging could be used at recycling<br />

cent<strong>res</strong> to sort different types of plastics<br />

according to their chemical composition.<br />

Relatively few recycling facilities utilise<br />

t<strong>hi</strong>s technology at p<strong>res</strong>ent, but <strong>with</strong><br />

systems reducing in price and offering<br />

real-time sorting capabilities, there is the<br />

potential for improved sorting.<br />

BOTTLED BEERS<br />

Beer is also frequently supplied in glass<br />

bottles. High speed imaging can be used<br />

to check fill levels, bottle cap sealing<br />

and the correct position of the label.<br />

For example, 3D inspection can be used<br />

to check that metal caps are tightly sealed<br />

on beer bottles packed in crates.<br />

The system uses the laser triangulation<br />

principle to check the p<strong>res</strong>ence and<br />

alignment of each cap since the crown<br />

caps on these bottles do not have a<br />

Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging<br />

systems are reducing in price and can offer<br />

real-time sorting capabilities for recycling


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Vision is used across a range of industries and technologies to help deliver <strong>hi</strong>gh quality<br />

measurable cap curve. If a cap is askew<br />

or missing, the whole crate is rejected<br />

and the defective bottle exchanged for<br />

a new one.<br />

With the sensor aligned vertically over<br />

the crate, the distance of the crown cap to<br />

the sensor is measured and evaluated at<br />

defined positions in the image. The sensor<br />

also detects if entire bottles are missing.<br />

Other errors can also be detected, such<br />

as bottles jutting further out of the crate<br />

compared to the others, due, for example,<br />

to broken glass under the bottle.<br />

Beer bottles are also often packed<br />

in cardboard cartons or boxes.<br />

A household name beer brand has<br />

recently installed a turnkey system<br />

using LWIR (thermal) and monochrome<br />

imaging for the inspection of the<br />

integrity of cartons as they emerge from<br />

the cartoning mac<strong>hi</strong>ne. Hot melt glue<br />

is applied to the flaps of the boxes and<br />

these are then folded to stick to the sides<br />

of the box to complete the assembly.<br />

By ensuring that the glue is the right<br />

temperature, and has been applied to<br />

the correct areas in the desired quantity,<br />

the manufacturer can be certain that<br />

the boxes are safe to be moved ready for<br />

subsequent transport.<br />

The LWIR camera provides a focused<br />

readout of the temperature of the glue<br />

and that it is in the right place, by<br />

imaging through the cardboard material<br />

of the box. The monochrome camera<br />

checks that the flaps have been properly<br />

formed and that the box is the correct<br />

shape. In the event of a failure, the line<br />

is automatically stopped and additional<br />

glue can be applied manually.<br />

ALUMINIUM CONTAINERS USED<br />

FOR PET FOOD<br />

Aluminium foil is widely used in<br />

containers for ready meals, takeaways<br />

and premium pet foods. All aluminium<br />

is endlessly recyclable, although<br />

aluminium foil is a different alloy to cans<br />

and is usually recycled separately <strong>with</strong><br />

other aluminium scraps to make cast<br />

items such as engine components.<br />

A producer of t<strong>hi</strong>n-walled aluminium<br />

containers used for packaging pet<br />

food and other foodstuffs is now using<br />

embedded mac<strong>hi</strong>ne vision solutions to<br />

help control the quality of each container.<br />

Four pet food containers are stamped<br />

out from rolls of <strong>hi</strong>gh quality aluminium<br />

foil at a rate of 480 containers per minute.<br />

These are then blown out onto a conveyor<br />

and transported to modular built-in<br />

inspection and stacking mac<strong>hi</strong>nes.<br />

Aluminium is relatively expensive, so<br />

the container walls must be as t<strong>hi</strong>n as<br />

possible, but reduced material t<strong>hi</strong>ckness<br />

increases the risk of hole formation<br />

during the forming process.<br />

Every container is inspected using<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne vision and defective ones<br />

removed before they leave the factory.<br />

Mac<strong>hi</strong>ne vision also helps identify any<br />

trends in defect formation. Four parallel<br />

lines are equipped <strong>with</strong> offset inspection<br />

stations. Each featu<strong>res</strong> a camera mounted<br />

below the transport track to inspect the<br />

containers using transmitted light from<br />

customised LED illumination.<br />

High quality images, produced at<br />

a rate of 120 images a minute per track,<br />

are evaluated <strong>with</strong> the <strong>res</strong>ults transferred<br />

to the discharge station for removal of<br />

defective containers and subsequent<br />

stacking of ‘good’ containers.<br />

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Vision systems are<br />

meeting modern<br />

producer demands<br />

The technical<br />

development of<br />

vision systems has<br />

seen them grow<br />

from performing<br />

a function of brand protection to<br />

a more encompassing role related<br />

to productivity and increasing<br />

overall equipment effectiveness,”<br />

says Joanna Mooberry, product<br />

inspection specialist <strong>with</strong><br />

Mettler-Toledo.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s rapid evolution is due<br />

largely to developments in<br />

inspection software, w<strong>hi</strong>ch makes<br />

verification of packaging integrity,<br />

labels, codes, fill levels and more<br />

as simple and intuitive as possible.<br />

Today, multiple inspection criteria<br />

can be configured at the touch of<br />

a button, including cap skew, lot/<br />

code, neck/thread inspection and<br />

label position.<br />

For oriented product packs,<br />

the operator can configure the<br />

software to set front and back label<br />

inspections, to ensure that not<strong>hi</strong>ng<br />

is ever missed.<br />

Nevertheless, the complexities<br />

of modern manufacturing and<br />

continuing innovations in<br />

packaging design mean there are<br />

always new challenges to meet.<br />

One example is the inspection of<br />

inkjet-printed labels and markings.<br />

Industrial vision systems have<br />

difficulty in accurately reading such<br />

print, at speed, in <strong>hi</strong>gh-throughput<br />

production environments.<br />

Vibrations on production lines and<br />

uneven print surfaces can easily<br />

make t<strong>hi</strong>s type of print distorted<br />

Vision inspection software is ensuring<br />

checks on dot matrix info is accurate<br />

More than<br />

joining dots<br />

Technical<br />

advances have<br />

given modern<br />

vision systems<br />

a much more<br />

encompassing<br />

role related<br />

to productivity<br />

and difficult to interpret. Mettler-<br />

Toledo has developed its vision<br />

inspection software to compensate<br />

for these distortions, making checks<br />

on dot matrix information far more<br />

accurate, says Mooberry.<br />

The CIVCore Dot Print Tool1<br />

ac<strong>hi</strong>eves greater accuracy by<br />

combining several key capabilities.<br />

Firstly, the system is configured<br />

to detect characters in a range<br />

of sizes and can be programmed<br />

to check dates, date ranges,<br />

and text sequences. It can cope<br />

<strong>with</strong> variable surfaces and is<br />

optimised, via its programming,<br />

to inspect a variety of materials<br />

that may have convex, concave,<br />

rough or uneven surfaces.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s tool also featu<strong>res</strong> automatic<br />

orientation detection, so it can read<br />

the inkjet print whether or not it is<br />

p<strong>res</strong>ented the right way up.<br />

A final guarantee of accuracy is<br />

the software’s ability to detect each<br />

individual character string.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s is particularly important<br />

when characters may be touc<strong>hi</strong>ng,<br />

or blurred due to print quality.<br />

Of course, innovations like<br />

the Dot Print Tool cannot be applied<br />

at the expense of production. The<br />

software therefore has multi-line<br />

reading capabilities that allows<br />

it to quickly process images and<br />

keep up <strong>with</strong> rapid production<br />

speeds. T<strong>hi</strong>s software innovation<br />

means that packing lines can<br />

automatically reject any misprints<br />

wit<strong>hi</strong>n the manufacturing facility<br />

and rework the products onsite,<br />

eliminating any recalls that might<br />

otherwise have occurred.<br />

To conclude, modular design<br />

and ease of programming<br />

combine to make vision systems<br />

flexible enough to meet rapidly<br />

changing requirements in modern<br />

manufacturing facilities. Moreover,<br />

product inspection equipment<br />

manufacturers like Mettler-Toledo<br />

are committed to meeting new<br />

challenges <strong>with</strong> solutions that are<br />

sensitive to the key production<br />

drivers of speed, accuracy and<br />

maximum uptime.<br />

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Salmon plant is<br />

slaughtering fish<br />

more humanely<br />

Much has been written<br />

about vision systems<br />

being an enabling<br />

technology for<br />

robotics but not many<br />

would have thought that such<br />

collaboration would lead to quicker<br />

and safer fish slaughtering! But t<strong>hi</strong>s<br />

is exactly the project that Scorpion<br />

Vision has been working on in<br />

trying to make a salmon processing<br />

line in Norway both more humane<br />

and carried out by robots rather<br />

than humans.<br />

“The fish project demanded<br />

multiple scenarios to deliver the<br />

<strong>hi</strong>gh flexibility required and<br />

the application is the latest to<br />

benefit from real time 3D mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

vision,” says Paul Wilson, managing<br />

director of Scorpion Vision.<br />

The challenge for the Scorpion<br />

Vision team was to handle a live,<br />

unique product at 4,800 each<br />

hour. The overriding concern of<br />

the fish company was to make the<br />

slaughtering process as quick and<br />

accurate as possible, w<strong>hi</strong>le also<br />

taking away the human element.<br />

Previously, workers would kill the<br />

salmon <strong>with</strong> a knife, hoping to<br />

get the blade in the best, most<br />

humane position.<br />

Now, the vision system ensu<strong>res</strong><br />

that the robot knows exactly where<br />

to place the insertion device.<br />

In operation, the penetration area<br />

is just 15sq mm, and although the<br />

fish are anaesthetised, they may<br />

still be be moving. T<strong>hi</strong>s is why<br />

the accuracy is so vital and why<br />

the smart vision system has just<br />

100 milliseconds to locate t<strong>hi</strong>s<br />

penetration point.<br />

Manpower has reduced considerably<br />

Vision helps<br />

fish process<br />

Today, the vision<br />

system ensu<strong>res</strong><br />

that the robot<br />

knows exactly<br />

where to place<br />

the insertion<br />

device into<br />

the salmon<br />

The system was also developed<br />

to comply <strong>with</strong> new Human Safety<br />

Environment regulations. Working<br />

in the plant is extremely hard<br />

and the vison guided robots have<br />

reduced the reliance on manpower<br />

by between 85 and 95%. It has also,<br />

of course, increased throughput,<br />

reduced costs, and has paid for<br />

itself in under a year.<br />

The system itself comprises<br />

one or two Flexpicker robots from<br />

ABB Robotics w<strong>hi</strong>ch includes<br />

the Scorpion robot program.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s program offers real-time<br />

tracking and communication.<br />

Also included is a Scorpion 3D<br />

Stinger camera <strong>with</strong> software<br />

and profile for fish location. Less<br />

tastefully, there is also an insertion<br />

device for sticking the salmon.<br />

The real-time 3D model locates<br />

up to ten fish under the camera<br />

simultaneously. It then segments<br />

the fish in 3D, measuring shape<br />

and height as well as the location<br />

of the head. A 3D camera delivers<br />

a <strong>hi</strong>gh quality image to gauge<br />

the height of the fish, w<strong>hi</strong>le a 2D<br />

image determines the texture<br />

of the salmon so the system can<br />

determine w<strong>hi</strong>ch way the fish is<br />

lying on the conveyor.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s application sees fish being<br />

killed by robots for the first time,<br />

and t<strong>hi</strong>s subject was covered in a<br />

p<strong>res</strong>entation at the Mac<strong>hi</strong>ne Vision<br />

Conference in June.<br />

“It may not be for the squeamish<br />

but it is a very humane way to<br />

dispatch fish, as the combination<br />

of powerful 3D mac<strong>hi</strong>ne vision<br />

and superfast robots means that<br />

the exact knife penetration point<br />

is found <strong>with</strong> no error,” explains<br />

Scorpion’s Wilson.<br />

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46 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST 2018 www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk<br />

Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Pilz says the new<br />

generation of robots,<br />

safe sensors and<br />

control systems,<br />

along <strong>with</strong> the new<br />

ISO/TS 15066 standard, offer<br />

practicable ways towards<br />

safe collaboration between<br />

humans and robots.<br />

Current developments in<br />

the field of robot applications<br />

are characterised by the desire<br />

to allow man and mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

to work as closely as possible<br />

<strong>with</strong> one another. Instead of<br />

man and mac<strong>hi</strong>ne cooperating<br />

by means of defined static<br />

transfer points, both partners<br />

collaborate in a shared<br />

workspace and are deployed<br />

together on a flexible basis<br />

such that they can exploit<br />

their <strong>res</strong>pective strengths.<br />

Collaborative robots,<br />

or cobots, are intended to<br />

“give humans a hand” <strong>with</strong><br />

physically burdensome or<br />

monotonous tasks. In humanrobot<br />

collaborations (HRCs)<br />

like t<strong>hi</strong>s, the workspaces<br />

of humans and robots<br />

overlap both spatially and<br />

chronologically. The most<br />

conspicuous difference<br />

between ‘classic’, enclosed<br />

robot applications and<br />

human-robot collaboration<br />

is that collisions between<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>nes and humans are<br />

a real possibility.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s, of course, brings <strong>with</strong><br />

it additional challenges as<br />

they must not be allowed to<br />

<strong>res</strong>ult in any injuries.<br />

Despite the new cobots,<br />

the following still applies:<br />

robots cannot provide safety<br />

on their own. There are no<br />

safe robots; there are only<br />

safe robot applications.<br />

Safety <strong>res</strong>ults from the<br />

interaction of normative<br />

boundary conditions, the risk<br />

analysis that is based on it,<br />

the selection of a robot <strong>with</strong><br />

the cor<strong>res</strong>ponding safety<br />

functions and the matc<strong>hi</strong>ng<br />

additional safety components,<br />

and finally from validation.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s means that the recently<br />

published ISO/TS 15066<br />

Robots and Robotic Devices<br />

- Collaborative Industrial<br />

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

offer practicable ways towards safe collaboration so that man and mac<strong>hi</strong>ne can work hand in hand, safely<br />

Safety for<br />

a cobot time<br />

Separate working areas between man and mac<strong>hi</strong>ne are<br />

no longer guaranteed so safe collaboration is the norm<br />

Robots, plays a key role.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s technical specification<br />

makes it possible to<br />

implement safe human-robot<br />

collaborations following<br />

appropriate validation.<br />

Four types of collaboration<br />

are described in ISO/TS 15066<br />

as protection principles:<br />

• Safety-rated monitored stop<br />

• Hand guiding<br />

• Speed and separation<br />

monitoring<br />

• Power and force limiting.<br />

When implementing a safe<br />

HRC, system integrators<br />

can choose one of these<br />

‘types of collaboration’ or<br />

a combination of them for<br />

their application.<br />

The Annex to Technical<br />

Specification ISO/TS 15066<br />

describes a body model.<br />

It provides information for<br />

each part of the body<br />

(for example, on the head,<br />

There are no safe robots, there<br />

are only safe robot applications<br />

the hand, the arm or the leg)<br />

about the <strong>res</strong>pective collision<br />

limit values. If the application<br />

remains between these limits<br />

when a human encounters a<br />

robot, then it is compliant.<br />

In practice, these pain<br />

th<strong>res</strong>hold values are used to<br />

validate a safe HRC and form<br />

the basis for implementing the<br />

application <strong>with</strong> ‘power and<br />

force limiting’.<br />

In practice, it has been<br />

found that HRCs can often be<br />

ac<strong>hi</strong>eved by combining ‘speed<br />

and separation monitoring’<br />

and ‘power and force limiting’.<br />

Indeed, Pilz has developed<br />

a collision measuring device


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PROBms to measure forces<br />

and speeds. Equipped <strong>with</strong><br />

springs and appropriate<br />

sensors, the device can record<br />

precisely the forces generated<br />

in a collision <strong>with</strong> a robot,<br />

and then evaluate them in<br />

software and compare them<br />

<strong>with</strong> the specifications from<br />

ISO/TS 15066.<br />

The challenge in the basic<br />

‘risk assessment’ for robot<br />

applications is that the<br />

boundaries between separate<br />

working areas for man and<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne have ceased to<br />

exist. As well as the hazards<br />

p<strong>res</strong>ented by a robot, the<br />

human’s movements need to<br />

be taken into consideration.<br />

But they are not always<br />

calculable in terms of speed,<br />

reflexes or the sudden arrival<br />

of another person.<br />

Then follow the “safety<br />

concept” and “safety design”<br />

steps, w<strong>hi</strong>ch cover the ‘human<br />

element’ as well as selection<br />

of the correct components.<br />

These are usually a<br />

combination of intelligent<br />

sensors that are interlinked,<br />

and control systems that<br />

make the necessary dynamic<br />

working processes possible<br />

in the first place. The selected<br />

safety measu<strong>res</strong> are then<br />

documented and implemented<br />

in the “system integration”<br />

step. T<strong>hi</strong>s is followed by<br />

“validation”, when the<br />

previous steps are scrutinised<br />

once again.<br />

When supplying in to<br />

Europe, manufacturers of<br />

robot applications are then<br />

subject to the principle that,<br />

by law, they must complete<br />

the assessment procedure<br />

<strong>with</strong> CE marking of the<br />

robot application.<br />

The demands on safety<br />

technology always depend<br />

on the <strong>res</strong>pective application.<br />

Safe robot cells can only be set<br />

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Robotics has<br />

sweetened<br />

work patterns<br />

A <strong>hi</strong>ghly automated solution from Cama has replaced manual<br />

loading and older-technology equipment to streamline the<br />

operations at a US-based confectioner to meet customer needs<br />

W<br />

orld’s Finest Chocolate is a<br />

C<strong>hi</strong>cago-based chocolate<br />

company whose chocolate<br />

bars have been used for<br />

fund raising efforts by<br />

schools and other organisations since<br />

1949. And because its customer base<br />

is rarely retailers but more likely to be<br />

schools, churches, clubs and other<br />

organisations, orders come through<br />

in a huge variety of formats.<br />

To accommodate these customer needs,<br />

the company has installed a <strong>hi</strong>ghly<br />

automated solution that does away <strong>with</strong><br />

manual loading and older-technology<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne loading of its work in process<br />

(WIP) corrugated totes. Robotic loading<br />

of custom-made and reusable plastic<br />

WIP totes are now the order of the day.<br />

Also new is the automatic removal of<br />

primary packs from these plastic totes<br />

and their placement into variety packs.<br />

Like the upstream tote-loading robotics,<br />

the placement of individual packs into<br />

corrugated variety packs is completed<br />

on a system from Cama.<br />

At the plant, six Cama IT 285 systems<br />

load primary packs into reusable plastic<br />

WIP totes that are taken to a Cama IG 270<br />

system that stretches a total of nearly<br />

14 met<strong>res</strong>. In the Cama IG 270 are 13<br />

delta-style robots.<br />

Orders are placed in a huge number of formats<br />

The first ten robots pick primary packs<br />

out of the totes and place them into a<br />

dual-lane flighted conveyor running<br />

down the centre of the Cama IG 270.<br />

At the end of t<strong>hi</strong>s mac<strong>hi</strong>ne are three<br />

delta-style robots that pick primary packs<br />

out of the dual-lane flighted conveyor and<br />

In variety packs,<br />

all five flavours had to<br />

face upwards on the<br />

top row of the cases<br />

place them into corrugated cases.<br />

In operation, one of the six Cama IT 285<br />

robotic tote loading systems is loading<br />

$1 bars. In t<strong>hi</strong>s case, bars exiting the<br />

flow wrapper are fed by an infeed belt at<br />

400 bars a minute. Each bar is fed into<br />

a flighted carrier on a Cama race track<br />

conveyor running off at a right angle.<br />

As soon as 24 bars are all in their flights,<br />

that carrier is indexed into a pick station<br />

and a second carrier on the Cama race<br />

track conveyor begins collecting the next<br />

batch of 24 bars. Meanw<strong>hi</strong>le, a robotic<br />

tool uses vacuum suction cups to pick<br />

24 bars and then load two layers of bars<br />

into plastic totes, 12 in one tote and 12 in<br />

the other.<br />

AUTOMATIC TOTE INDEXING<br />

When 16 layers are in each tote, it<br />

automatically indexes out to a station<br />

where an operator can place it on a pallet.<br />

The Cama robot, however, doesn’t wait for<br />

two new totes to occupy the loading station.<br />

Instead, it begins filling two totes right<br />

beside the two that have just been filled.<br />

Meanw<strong>hi</strong>le, empty totes move<br />

automatically into position so that they<br />

are ready when it’s time for them to<br />

be loaded.<br />

In total, the company runs 23 different<br />

combinations of primary packs that have


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to be handled. Also, if it is a variety pack<br />

being produced, all five flavours have to<br />

be facing upwards on the top row when<br />

the case is opened.<br />

Cama says most of its delta-style<br />

systems like t<strong>hi</strong>s load directly from<br />

a Cama race track or vision conveyor<br />

belt into a case or carton, but here each<br />

product variety has to be visible on every<br />

layer. The only way to ac<strong>hi</strong>eve that is to<br />

first create the sequences of all flavours<br />

<strong>with</strong> the first ten robots and then use the<br />

last three robots to pick and place each<br />

layer into the cases.<br />

Inte<strong>res</strong>tingly, no vision system is<br />

needed to send pack location information<br />

to the robotic pickers as all necessary<br />

location information is in each recipe’s<br />

software program. So each of the ten toteunloading<br />

robots knows precisely w<strong>hi</strong>ch<br />

flight it needs to put an item into and the<br />

three case-loading robots know precisely<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>ch flight they need to pick from<br />

each time.<br />

Because so many varieties of primary<br />

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

packs – not just bars in three sizes but<br />

also folding cartons and even flexible<br />

packs – are being picked and placed into<br />

the corrugated variety packs, the flights<br />

in the dual-lane conveyor have to be<br />

completely adjustable.<br />

Empty plastic totes drop onto a<br />

conveyor belt beneath the Cama IG 270<br />

and are conveyed to a station where they<br />

are manually palletised. These pallets<br />

are then positioned next to one of the six<br />

Cama tote loaders, and an operator lo<strong>ads</strong><br />

them into the tote loader as needed.<br />

T 01793 831111<br />

W www.camagroup.com<br />

C<strong>hi</strong>cago-based World’s Finest Chocolate has invested in robotics to better handle its entire range<br />

The equipment has to handle<br />

World’s Finest Chocolate’s<br />

23 different combinations of<br />

primary packaging formats


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Mac<strong>hi</strong>ne vision is<br />

a great way to ‘see’<br />

defects in produce<br />

Many parameters and<br />

defects need to be<br />

considered in grading<br />

fruit and vegetables,<br />

especially when<br />

automating the inspection process.<br />

These include discolouration,<br />

ripeness, size, shape, bruising,<br />

mould, pests and diseases.<br />

Colour imaging, 3D imaging and<br />

image processing are important in<br />

measuring external characteristics<br />

of the produce such as colour,<br />

size and shape, but NIR imaging<br />

and the newer technique of<br />

hyperspectral imaging can be used<br />

to identify sub-surface defects<br />

such as bruising or diseases at an<br />

early stage before they manifest<br />

themselves on the surface, says<br />

Rob Webb of Stemmer Imaging.<br />

TARGET COLOUR RANGES<br />

High-end supermarkets favour<br />

produce <strong>with</strong> target colour ranges/<br />

shades and are willing to pay more<br />

for it. Line scan colour imaging,<br />

where an image is built up line<br />

by line as the produce passes in<br />

front of the camera, can help to<br />

automatically detect the produce’s<br />

colour and sort it at very <strong>hi</strong>gh<br />

speeds. Colour measurement<br />

can also be used in ripeness<br />

assessment. Supermarkets also<br />

set size requirements and by only<br />

harvesting at the right times,<br />

farmers can ensure that they have<br />

the <strong>hi</strong>ghest yield. 3D laser scanning<br />

of produce in the field helps locate<br />

the position and size of the produce<br />

to determine what should be picked<br />

(and when), passing the location<br />

of each acceptable item onto an<br />

automated robotic picking system.<br />

Separating ‘misshapen’ fruit and<br />

vegetables is also important.<br />

All produce has some natural<br />

variation in shape and the vision<br />

system needs to take t<strong>hi</strong>s into<br />

account <strong>with</strong> its grading process.<br />

Stemmer’s Common Vision Blox<br />

image processing software has<br />

a versatile pattern recognition<br />

tool developed from <strong>res</strong>earch into<br />

artificial intelligence that can<br />

Detecting a<br />

fruit defect<br />

The NIR image<br />

removes colour<br />

information<br />

making it easier<br />

to see any cuts.<br />

Meanw<strong>hi</strong>le, the<br />

hyperspectral<br />

image shows<br />

a bruise (red)<br />

and the 3D<br />

image allows<br />

size and<br />

volume to<br />

be measured<br />

be used for t<strong>hi</strong>s. By using all the<br />

information from multiple image<br />

planes and sources (w<strong>hi</strong>ch can<br />

include 3D point cloud data from<br />

the 3D laser scanner), it is able to<br />

identify the key featu<strong>res</strong> that help<br />

grade the produce.<br />

EARLY SIGNS OF DECAY<br />

NIR imaging at wavelengths<br />

from around 750nm to 1µm can<br />

be used to identify early signs of<br />

decay, mechanical bruising and<br />

pest damage below the surface of<br />

produce. Mould can grow on living<br />

and decomposing produce and<br />

Demand for <strong>hi</strong>gh quality<br />

fruit and vegetables is driving<br />

the use of automated inspection<br />

can spread quickly. By the time<br />

its p<strong>res</strong>ence has been detected by<br />

the trained eye or colour vision<br />

systems, large colonies have<br />

already formed. Early NIR detection<br />

can help reduce contamination<br />

(and save any <strong>res</strong>ulting costs)<br />

further down the line.<br />

It is also important to<br />

recognise early signs of pests<br />

and diseases in crops to be able<br />

to deal <strong>with</strong> the problem quickly.<br />

Hyperspectral imaging combines<br />

NIR imaging spectroscopy to<br />

allow the identification of defects<br />

on the basis of their chemical<br />

composition. T<strong>hi</strong>s can be useful<br />

to identify problems such as sugar<br />

end defects in potatoes, or assess<br />

the ripeness of food that doesn’t<br />

change colour when it ripens,<br />

such as the avocado.<br />

T 01252 780000<br />

W www.stemmer-imaging.co.uk


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

New vision-guided<br />

robots will become<br />

future c<strong>hi</strong>ld’s play<br />

Neil Sandhu, Sick’s UK<br />

product manager for<br />

imaging & ranging<br />

believes setting a<br />

robot to work on the<br />

repeatable, relentless tasks that<br />

no-one else wants to do, will simply<br />

become c<strong>hi</strong>ld’s play in the future.<br />

Perhaps, like me, you have<br />

nostalgic c<strong>hi</strong>ldhood memories of<br />

playing ‘pick up sticks’ when stuck<br />

indoors on long rainy afternoons<br />

in the school holidays, he says.<br />

You may even remember ‘Jack<br />

Straws’, a version of the game<br />

where you had to pick up mini<br />

plastic spades, tools, crutches and<br />

swords from a pile, one at a time,<br />

using a tiny metal hook.<br />

Even quite a small c<strong>hi</strong>ld has<br />

the keen eyesight and dexterity<br />

to remove the uppermost piece<br />

from a pile of randomly arranged<br />

objects <strong>with</strong>out disturbing any<br />

of the others.<br />

You might t<strong>hi</strong>nk that t<strong>hi</strong>s<br />

natural human talent would be<br />

the ultimate task for a robot to<br />

match. Certainly, it would take<br />

a great deal of money, programming<br />

complexity and sop<strong>hi</strong>sticated,<br />

heavyweight hardware to try<br />

to replicate it. But then, ask the<br />

human to repeat that task again<br />

and again, <strong>with</strong>out a break,<br />

24-hours a day and the robot might<br />

start to get the upper hand.<br />

SYMBIOTIC DEVELOPMENT<br />

Vision and robotics technologies<br />

have always developed<br />

symbiotically. The latest advances<br />

have brought us lightweight and<br />

user-friendly collaborative robots,<br />

or cobots – affordable, easyset-up<br />

articulated ‘arms’ that can<br />

be deployed and re-deployed on<br />

multiple applications <strong>with</strong>out<br />

programming knowledge.<br />

At the same time, imaging<br />

cameras have become selfcontained<br />

‘smart’ devices onto<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>ch vision functionality can<br />

be downloaded – just like a mobile<br />

phone app – <strong>with</strong>out the user<br />

having to do any development.<br />

Robots are<br />

seeing more<br />

Sick’s Inspector<br />

PIM60 2D vision<br />

sensors have been<br />

integrated <strong>with</strong><br />

Universal robots<br />

to deliver an<br />

adaptable<br />

vision-guided<br />

cobot capability<br />

that is easy to<br />

program<br />

At Sick, we have developed a whole<br />

environment called AppSpace to<br />

enable t<strong>hi</strong>s.<br />

Sick Inspector PIM60 2D vision<br />

sensors have been integrated<br />

<strong>with</strong> Universal cobots to deliver<br />

an adaptable vision-guided cobot<br />

capability that is quick and easy<br />

to program and configure <strong>with</strong>out<br />

the need for a separate PC or<br />

specialist software expertise.<br />

After a quick set-up through the<br />

user-friendly interface on the robot,<br />

the Sick PIM60 URCAP outputs<br />

co-ordinates to the robot controller,<br />

as well as enabling inspection<br />

Our developments are the<br />

first steps in more widespread<br />

use of vision-guided robots<br />

and measurement tasks, and<br />

providing diagnostic data on<br />

pass/fail or trending.<br />

The company has launched<br />

two further self-contained visionguided<br />

systems for two of the most<br />

common robot-guidance tasks that<br />

are suitable for both cobots and<br />

conventional industrial robots.<br />

The first, Sick PLB Hi Res is based<br />

on a stereoscopic vision camera to<br />

enable vision-guided bin picking<br />

applications of much smaller<br />

objects than previously possible.<br />

The PLOC2D is an easy set-up<br />

vision system for 2D localisation<br />

of parts, products or packages<br />

to be picked from a moving belt,<br />

or feeder system.<br />

And these developments are just<br />

the first steps in more widespread<br />

use of vision-guided robots.<br />

T 01727 831121<br />

W www.sick.co.uk


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Schubert is giving<br />

customers better<br />

ways of working<br />

By digitally networking<br />

production systems,<br />

manufacturers can<br />

significantly increase<br />

their efficiency<br />

and availability and t<strong>hi</strong>s is<br />

what packaging mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

manufacturer Schubert is<br />

now offering to its customers.<br />

With GRIPS.world, Schubert<br />

is providing its customers <strong>with</strong><br />

a new digital platform that it says,<br />

will significantly improve service<br />

and system availability. With the<br />

GRIPS.world customer portal, all<br />

TLM mac<strong>hi</strong>nes from Schubert are<br />

now ready to connect to t<strong>hi</strong>s digital<br />

platform upon customer request.<br />

In the mid-term, it will open up<br />

new opportunities for preventive<br />

maintenance as well as <strong>with</strong><br />

customer communication.<br />

The GRIPS.world customer portal<br />

is the platform for operators of<br />

Schubert packaging mac<strong>hi</strong>nes to<br />

gather together all the important<br />

functions for monitoring and<br />

documenting mac<strong>hi</strong>ne data.<br />

It utilises a single user interface<br />

and also structu<strong>res</strong> collaboration<br />

<strong>with</strong> Schubert in a simpler way.<br />

MAXIMISING PRODUCTIVITY<br />

As of May t<strong>hi</strong>s year, all TLM<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>nes are able to connect<br />

to the platform via the Internet<br />

to help ensure that customer<br />

productivity or overall equipment<br />

effectiveness (OEE) is maximised.<br />

OEE for individual mac<strong>hi</strong>nes and<br />

entire packaging lines is therefore<br />

monitored for each location on<br />

an ongoing basis, to provide<br />

The electronic service module or ESM<br />

Eyeing best<br />

connections<br />

The customer<br />

portal shows<br />

performance data<br />

of individual<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>nes, or<br />

complete lines<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>ch allows<br />

for easier and<br />

quicker analysis<br />

an excellent overview of the<br />

production status of the systems.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s customer portal is also<br />

used to analyse and display all<br />

the relevant process data of a TLM<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne. With Schubert TLM<br />

monitoring, the Schubert Expert<br />

Center monitors the TLM mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

on an ongoing basis, providing the<br />

user <strong>with</strong> additional production<br />

security. If contact <strong>with</strong> a service<br />

expert in the Schubert Expert<br />

Center is necessary, establis<strong>hi</strong>ng<br />

contact is simplified and all<br />

information regarding the affected<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne, program and arc<strong>hi</strong>tecture<br />

version etc is directly accessible<br />

by both the customer and the<br />

Schubert expert.<br />

3D IMAGES OF MACHINERY<br />

Every Schubert mac<strong>hi</strong>ne built<br />

since 2004 has included an<br />

electronic service module, or ESM,<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>ch gives mac<strong>hi</strong>ne users<br />

a three-dimensional image of their<br />

specific mac<strong>hi</strong>ne, taken directly<br />

from the CAD data. The ESM can<br />

disassemble a packaging mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

on screen into all its individual<br />

parts, thereby accurately<br />

identifying each of its assemblies<br />

and components. T<strong>hi</strong>s allows any<br />

spare parts that are needed to be<br />

easily identified and placed directly<br />

into a digital shopping basket.<br />

If maintenance or repairs are<br />

required, the ESM can be called up,<br />

for example, on the programming<br />

device or another PC directly at the<br />

affected system. The areas included<br />

in the module, such as spare<br />

parts catalogue, wiring diagrams,<br />

operating instructions, as well as<br />

an optional repair manual and<br />

detailed assembly descriptions,<br />

contain all the information<br />

required for mac<strong>hi</strong>ne maintenance.<br />

Another important element of<br />

GRIPS.world will be the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne’s<br />

digital twin. T<strong>hi</strong>s is a threedimensional<br />

image of the TLM<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne that can be moved <strong>with</strong><br />

the help of the original code of the<br />

VMS packaging mac<strong>hi</strong>ne control<br />

system. Customers can carry out<br />

simulations themselves using the<br />

digital twin, to show functionality<br />

and performance <strong>with</strong> new product<br />

shapes, for example.<br />

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W www.schubert-uk.co.uk


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www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST 2018 MACHINERY UPDATE 57<br />

Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Making adaptive<br />

manufacturing a<br />

food sector reality<br />

Along <strong>with</strong> a s<strong>hi</strong>ft towards<br />

personalised products<br />

and packaging, trends<br />

in food marketing<br />

are driving demand<br />

for f<strong>res</strong>h, additive-free foods<br />

that maintain their nutritional<br />

properties all the way from<br />

preparation and conservation<br />

to packaging, storage and<br />

consumption, says Stephen<br />

Ratcliffe, marketing manager<br />

for the UK & Ireland at B&R<br />

Automation.<br />

One of the biggest challenges<br />

facing mac<strong>hi</strong>ne builders for<br />

today’s food, beverage and<br />

pharmaceutical industries is<br />

finding ways to make equipment<br />

located near or in direct contact<br />

<strong>with</strong> the products easier to clean<br />

and sanitise. T<strong>hi</strong>s means avoiding<br />

powder and dust traps as well<br />

as mechanical elements such as<br />

chains, w<strong>hi</strong>ch require long planned<br />

stops for maintenance and cleaning.<br />

Aside from the obvious impact on<br />

product quality and health and<br />

safety, components that can’t be<br />

cleaned well will eventually slow<br />

down the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne’s performance.<br />

NEW FLEXIBLE TRANSPORT<br />

Responding to these trends<br />

requi<strong>res</strong> <strong>hi</strong>ghly adaptive<br />

manufacturing systems, w<strong>hi</strong>le<br />

at the same time maintaining an<br />

hygienic processing environment<br />

to prevent microbial, chemical<br />

and physical contamination.<br />

“Moving products dynamically<br />

through environmentally<br />

controlled areas and mac<strong>hi</strong>nes<br />

calls for a new generation of<br />

flexible transport systems,”<br />

he says. Such a system must offer<br />

a strictly food-grade design along<br />

<strong>with</strong> independent shuttles that<br />

allow for maximum customisation<br />

of product, packaging and labelling.<br />

B&R’s new flexible transport<br />

system is called ACOPOStrak, and<br />

it is designed to meet the stringent<br />

hygienic requirements for the<br />

processing and primary packaging<br />

of foods and pharmaceuticals.<br />

Adapting to<br />

food needs<br />

Moving products<br />

dynamically<br />

through<br />

environmentally<br />

controlled areas<br />

calls for a new<br />

generation of<br />

flexible transport<br />

systems<br />

Its smooth stainless steel housing<br />

<strong>with</strong> rounded corners eliminates<br />

undercuts and protruding screws<br />

to prevent the collection of<br />

contaminants and make cleaning<br />

simple, safe and efficient.<br />

And <strong>with</strong> its laser-engraved type<br />

plate, ACOPOStrak is designed for<br />

efficient daily cleaning.<br />

Consumers demand an<br />

increasing variety of <strong>hi</strong>ghly<br />

customised, convenience-driven<br />

products – and they expect them<br />

to be available on demand.<br />

The <strong>hi</strong>ghly scalable, decentralised<br />

ACOPOStrak arc<strong>hi</strong>tecture is<br />

composed of service-friendly<br />

stainless steel track segments<br />

that can be arranged into any<br />

combination of open and closed<br />

circuits to a length of more than<br />

Independent shuttles allow<br />

for maximum customisation<br />

of products and packaging<br />

100 met<strong>res</strong> to help fmcg companies<br />

to meet these demands.<br />

The <strong>hi</strong>gh-speed ACOPOStrak<br />

diverters pass shuttles from one<br />

track circuit to another at full<br />

production speeds, making it easy<br />

to divide and merge product flows.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s means manufacturing systems<br />

can be more agile and <strong>res</strong>ponsive,<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>le its fully electronic actuation<br />

means they are 100% free of wear<br />

and maintenance.<br />

With its hot-swappable shuttles,<br />

<strong>hi</strong>gh-speed diverters and flexible<br />

track design, B&R’s ACOPOStrak<br />

transport system can extend the<br />

economy of mass production down<br />

to batches of one. Paired <strong>with</strong> an<br />

effective e-commerce front-end, the<br />

ACOPOStrak is the perfect way to<br />

ac<strong>hi</strong>eve intelligent, personalised<br />

production <strong>with</strong> direct-toconsumer<br />

s<strong>hi</strong>pping, says Ratcliffe.<br />

B&R also says that the system<br />

offers excellent equipment<br />

effectiveness as well as helping to<br />

maximise return on investment.<br />

T 01733 371320<br />

W www.br-automation.com


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Digitalisation is<br />

the technology<br />

focus be<strong>hi</strong>nd<br />

Industry 4.0<br />

and it is coming<br />

down the tracks fast,” says<br />

Mike Houghton*, managing<br />

director – process industries<br />

and drives at Siemens UK &<br />

Ireland. A <strong>hi</strong>ghly digitalised<br />

industrial landscape promises<br />

a data-rich interconnected<br />

world, where seamless<br />

technology platforms will<br />

improve productivity, promote<br />

flexible production capability,<br />

create <strong>hi</strong>gh value jobs, aid<br />

competitiveness and drive<br />

growth to support national<br />

economic success.<br />

Central to all such<br />

ambitions will be the uptake<br />

of transformative digital<br />

technologies across our<br />

industrial sectors, including<br />

process industries, and work<br />

is well underway to ensure<br />

t<strong>hi</strong>s happens.<br />

The Government-backed<br />

‘Made Smarter’ review,<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>ch was led by Siemens<br />

CEO Juergen Maier, outlines<br />

most of the opportunities<br />

the digitalisation of industry<br />

offers the economy in terms<br />

of supporting growth, <strong>hi</strong>gh<br />

value job creation, skills<br />

and improving national<br />

productivity.<br />

The review concludes that if<br />

we see the widespread adoption<br />

of industrial digitalisation,<br />

the next ten years could<br />

see a £455bn boost to UK<br />

manufacturing, increased<br />

sector growth of up to 3% per<br />

annum, the creation of 175,000<br />

jobs and the reduction of CO2<br />

emissions by 4.5%, according<br />

to consultants Accenture.<br />

If the wide-ranging ‘Made<br />

Smarter’ recommendations<br />

are implemented, the report<br />

authors believe Britain can<br />

become a world leader in the<br />

fourth industrial revolution,<br />

improve its current lacklustre<br />

productivity levels, generate<br />

<strong>hi</strong>gh value jobs, and, ultimately,<br />

support economic prosperity.<br />

With a vision for industrial<br />

digital technology adoption<br />

now set out, process industries<br />

Siemens believes that a <strong>hi</strong>ghly digitalised industrial landscape promises a data-rich interconnected world, where<br />

seamless technology platforms will improve productivity and drive growth for manufacturers<br />

Bright future<br />

for digital…<br />

Siemens says the digital enterprise is delivering gains<br />

for early adopting manufacturers in an exciting way...<br />

looking to take advantage<br />

of what it offers can already<br />

access some key digital<br />

technology solutions that can<br />

pave the way to enhanced<br />

performance and future<br />

competitiveness.<br />

All process companies are<br />

under competitive p<strong>res</strong>su<strong>res</strong><br />

and must find a balancing<br />

act between the need for<br />

production flexibility to launch<br />

products more quickly to market<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>le satisfying individual<br />

customer requirements and<br />

at the same time, comply <strong>with</strong><br />

legislative constraints and<br />

ensure process safety and<br />

<strong>hi</strong>gh product quality.<br />

Meanw<strong>hi</strong>le, productivity<br />

and efficiencies need to keep<br />

rising to control costs.<br />

Digitalisation is the technology<br />

focus be<strong>hi</strong>nd Industry 4.0 and it<br />

is coming down the tracks fast<br />

To satisfy commercial and<br />

operational ambitions to<br />

provide individual solutions<br />

for customers, a reduction<br />

in plant maintenance<br />

<strong>res</strong>ponsibilities or improve<br />

plant availability, the answer<br />

lies in the digital enterprise.<br />

The digital enterprise<br />

involves the integration of<br />

hardware, software and<br />

services programmes to record<br />

and intelligently leverage the<br />

vast quantities of data that<br />

processes can create.<br />

Companies can also take<br />

a further digitalisation step<br />

towards linking the virtual<br />

and real production worlds


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through the simulation of<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>nes and plants courtesy<br />

of digital twins. The ability,<br />

for example, to <strong>res</strong>pond<br />

flexibly to individual customer<br />

requirements <strong>with</strong> small<br />

batch sizes, calls for the use of<br />

simulation solutions along the<br />

entire value chain.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s is where the digital<br />

twin comes into its own,<br />

precisely duplicating and<br />

simulating the properties<br />

and performance featu<strong>res</strong> of<br />

a physical product, a product<br />

line, a process or a complete<br />

plant in the virtual world<br />

before a single screw needs to<br />

be picked up in the real world.<br />

A central data platform and<br />

<strong>hi</strong>gh performance network<br />

components are the basis of a<br />

digital twin that can be used<br />

to map and optimise an entire<br />

plant lifecycle. The common<br />

data platform enables all of<br />

the disciplines involved in a<br />

project to generate a common<br />

data model. T<strong>hi</strong>s permits most<br />

of the processes usually carried<br />

out in sequence to be executed<br />

in parallel, thereby saving<br />

valuable time and expenses.<br />

unplanned downtime.<br />

Simple communication<br />

between the control system<br />

and the maintenance tool,<br />

plus access to all plant data via<br />

the digital twin, accelerates<br />

predictive maintenance and<br />

repair measu<strong>res</strong>.<br />

The <strong>res</strong>ult: an optimised<br />

plant.<br />

The digital revolution is<br />

certainly an exciting time.<br />

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

automation<br />

Digital twin benefits<br />

Likewise, for plant availability<br />

objectives, the digital twin<br />

can drive tangible benefit.<br />

To increase the availability<br />

and reliability of a process<br />

plant, the mechanical assets<br />

must be monitored since they<br />

are often the prime cause of<br />

WORKING TOGETHER AS EQUALS.<br />

*Mike Houghton is also advising<br />

the All Party Parliamentary<br />

Group for Trade and Investment<br />

on topics relating to engineering<br />

in the process sector<br />

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Technology is for<br />

life, so Lenze says<br />

choose carefully<br />

Application manager<br />

at Lenze Mark Turner<br />

believes mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

builders and equipment<br />

operators need to<br />

consider the implications of their<br />

technology choices over the full<br />

lifecycle of their mac<strong>hi</strong>nes.<br />

“Motors, actuators and control<br />

systems are the frontline workers of<br />

advanced industrial automation,”<br />

he says, “and the right choice<br />

of technologies can determine<br />

the success or failure of a mac<strong>hi</strong>ne.”<br />

But as customers demand <strong>hi</strong>gher<br />

productivity, greater flexibility and<br />

lower overall costs, hardware and<br />

software specifications are only<br />

part of the story.<br />

Here are some key questions to<br />

ask when selecting an automation<br />

technology partner.<br />

1. Can you support me through<br />

the full project lifecycle?<br />

Does your chosen provider have<br />

the capabilities and willingness<br />

to work alongside you through the<br />

complete project, from initial idea<br />

to in-service support? Much of the<br />

ultimate performance – and cost –<br />

of a mac<strong>hi</strong>ne is determined at the<br />

concept stage, for example.<br />

The best providers are happy<br />

to sit down <strong>with</strong> their customers<br />

and work <strong>with</strong> them to identify<br />

opportunities to maximise<br />

value. They can bring ideas and<br />

suggestions to every aspect of<br />

an automation project, from<br />

the small details that make a<br />

decisive difference to operating<br />

performance and efficiency, to<br />

the development of entirely new<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne designs.<br />

2. Can you offer the right<br />

technology for my application?<br />

Is the technology on offer the<br />

right one for your application?<br />

System providers may want you<br />

to use technologies that earn them<br />

more, but sometimes the simplest<br />

appropriate solution is the best.<br />

Take servo drives as an example.<br />

They work brilliantly in <strong>hi</strong>ghly<br />

dynamic, <strong>hi</strong>gh speed motion<br />

applications. But the increasing<br />

Is your kit<br />

up to it...?<br />

Automation<br />

systems today<br />

need to be fast,<br />

agile and, above<br />

all, available<br />

capability of conventional motors<br />

and drives makes them the right<br />

choice for a large number of motion<br />

applications, at significantly lower<br />

cost. High frequency 80 or 120Hz<br />

motors and drives, for example,<br />

offer a speed range up to five times<br />

wider than 60Hz units. Modern<br />

drives also have sop<strong>hi</strong>sticated<br />

built-in control capabilities.<br />

3. Can you provide a robust,<br />

easy-to-use development<br />

environment?<br />

Does your chosen provider<br />

leave you to navigate software<br />

development unaided, or can<br />

it provide application-focussed<br />

tools and templates that mean<br />

you don’t have to waste time<br />

reinventing the wheel?<br />

Mac<strong>hi</strong>nes are becoming<br />

smarter and more complex, but<br />

users want simple operation<br />

W<strong>hi</strong>le every mac<strong>hi</strong>ne is different,<br />

most rely on a combination of<br />

common functions, from feeding,<br />

unwinding and sealing on<br />

packaging lines to robot control.<br />

The best automation<br />

development environments provide<br />

ready-made and tested modules<br />

that handle these kinds of basic<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne functions.<br />

4. Are you going to be ready<br />

for Industry 4.0?<br />

The Industrial Internet of T<strong>hi</strong>ngs is<br />

already <strong>res</strong>haping manufacturing.<br />

Advanced communication and<br />

analytical technologies create<br />

opportunities for end users and<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne builders alike, but for<br />

maximum effectiveness, those<br />

technologies need to be built into<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>nes, not bolted on.<br />

5. Can you deliver?<br />

You need to be sure your provider<br />

has the manufacturing and<br />

distribution capabilities to meet<br />

your timescales.<br />

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W www.lenze.com


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

A vacuum pick-up<br />

head has overcome<br />

several challenges<br />

When vacuum<br />

handling systems<br />

company Simmatic<br />

was approached<br />

by motion control<br />

specialist CR Solutions <strong>with</strong> a<br />

request to develop a vacuum<br />

pick-up head for a robot-based pick<br />

and place mac<strong>hi</strong>ne, the application<br />

sounded straightforward.<br />

The head, mounted on the end<br />

of the robot arm, simply had to<br />

pick up five small boxes at a time<br />

from an infeed conveyor and then,<br />

after the arm had moved to the<br />

appropriate location, deposit them<br />

wit<strong>hi</strong>n a s<strong>hi</strong>pping carton.<br />

As is so often the case, however,<br />

the devil was in the detail, and<br />

Simmatic had to overcome multiple<br />

challenges on the way to devising<br />

a successful solution.<br />

The pick and place mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

was required to handle different<br />

box sizes <strong>with</strong> varying heights.<br />

All the boxes were small – no<br />

more than 100mm per side – and<br />

light in weight. The boxes were<br />

shrinkwrapped but, because of<br />

the fragile contents, an over tight<br />

shrink wrap could not be used.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s meant that the wrap film<br />

had seams and tended to form<br />

bubbles, w<strong>hi</strong>ch made it more<br />

difficult to lift the boxes reliably.<br />

A key requirement was that the<br />

pick-up head, complete <strong>with</strong> its<br />

associated vacuum generator, had<br />

to be small enough to fit inside the<br />

s<strong>hi</strong>pping carton. The head also<br />

had to be designed so that the<br />

boxes could be placed right into<br />

the corners of the deep s<strong>hi</strong>pping<br />

carton, and there had to be no risk<br />

that the head would damage the<br />

carton in the process.<br />

Products are packed in 20 sizes of box<br />

Picking all<br />

the boxes…<br />

As the products<br />

weren’t wrapped<br />

tightly, the new<br />

system had to<br />

cope <strong>with</strong> the<br />

<strong>res</strong>ulting seams<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>ch tended to<br />

form bubbles<br />

Simmatic carried out extensive<br />

trials <strong>with</strong> sample boxes to devise<br />

the most convenient, reliable and<br />

cost-effective solution and its<br />

engineers trialled an 80 x 500mm<br />

lifting head, fitted <strong>with</strong> 21 lifting<br />

cups arranged in three rows of<br />

seven. Each cup was 15mm in<br />

diameter, and was fitted <strong>with</strong> long<br />

bellows to help accommodate<br />

the varying heights and irregular<br />

surface of the boxes.<br />

GENERATOR IS COMPACT<br />

The head was equipped <strong>with</strong> a<br />

multistage vacuum generator,<br />

powered by comp<strong>res</strong>sed air.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s compact device helped to<br />

satisfy the requirement for a<br />

head that would fit wit<strong>hi</strong>n the<br />

s<strong>hi</strong>pping carton and, since it<br />

has no moving parts, offered<br />

the additional benefit of being<br />

maintenance-free.<br />

W<strong>hi</strong>le t<strong>hi</strong>s prototype head<br />

worked well in most <strong>res</strong>pects,<br />

it was not able to position the<br />

boxes right into the corners of<br />

the s<strong>hi</strong>pping cartons, so Simmatic<br />

developed a slightly smaller head<br />

measuring 80 x 335mm w<strong>hi</strong>ch<br />

was fitted <strong>with</strong> the same<br />

arrangement of lifting cups as<br />

the prototype.<br />

The use of multiple cups was<br />

a big benefit in t<strong>hi</strong>s application<br />

as, even if some of the cups were<br />

not fully covered when lifting<br />

boxes of a particular size, or the<br />

irregularities in the shrink film<br />

made it impossible for some cups to<br />

ac<strong>hi</strong>eve a good seal, the remaining<br />

cups would still maintain good<br />

vacuum, ensuring that the boxes<br />

were lifted and transported<br />

securely at all times.<br />

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

An inte<strong>res</strong>ting<br />

comment was<br />

made at one<br />

of our recent<br />

events that<br />

made me t<strong>hi</strong>nk about whether<br />

critics linking the growing<br />

capabilities of robots <strong>with</strong><br />

the future demise of human<br />

employment have been<br />

missing the point,” says<br />

Mike Wilson, UK & Ireland<br />

business development<br />

manager at ABB Robotics.<br />

Speaking about <strong>hi</strong>s<br />

experiences of introducing<br />

robots to <strong>hi</strong>s production<br />

operations, one of the<br />

delegates at the event made an<br />

inte<strong>res</strong>ting comment about the<br />

way <strong>hi</strong>s younger workers were<br />

using the robots. Describing<br />

them as the ‘Xbox generation’,<br />

he told how <strong>hi</strong>s younger<br />

team members were the ones<br />

helping to pioneer the use of<br />

the robots. Their familiarity<br />

<strong>with</strong> technology meant that<br />

learning how to use the robots<br />

was much easier for them than<br />

for <strong>hi</strong>s older staff, w<strong>hi</strong>ch even<br />

though more experienced in<br />

the production process, had<br />

no experience of using robots.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s makes me wonder<br />

whether the whole issue of<br />

increased robot capability<br />

needs to be turned on its head,<br />

says Wilson. With robots able<br />

to be applied more easily to a<br />

growing range of tasks, surely<br />

there are more opportunities<br />

to be derived from their use,<br />

not less?<br />

creating more jobs<br />

In my own 30-year experience<br />

in robotic automation, every<br />

advance in their capabilities<br />

has invariably proven to create<br />

jobs, not destroy them.<br />

Take the steady reduction<br />

in programming complexity<br />

for example. Whereas<br />

the first generations of<br />

robots required specialist<br />

programming skills, advances<br />

in technology, including<br />

intuitive programming<br />

interfaces, automatic algorithm<br />

generation and simplified<br />

programming languages, have<br />

meant that even the least<br />

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

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

Exciting the<br />

Xbox gamer<br />

Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Update talks to ABB’s Mike Wilson about<br />

how robots attract tech-savvy youngsters to the sector<br />

skilled operators can now<br />

quickly master the basic steps<br />

needed to set up and configure<br />

an industrial robot.<br />

These have been joined<br />

by steady developments<br />

in robot flexibility, so that<br />

robots can now be used to<br />

produce multiple products<br />

on the same line simply by<br />

switc<strong>hi</strong>ng between programs.<br />

With no need to build<br />

individual production lines to<br />

handle individual products,<br />

companies can reduce the<br />

time and cost needed to<br />

introduce new product ranges.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s ability to produce a<br />

greater range of products more<br />

quickly, at a reduced cost and<br />

to a <strong>hi</strong>gher level of quality<br />

means extra people are<br />

ABB believes that robots will<br />

prove to be the future, not the end,<br />

of the next wave of employees<br />

needed, from the factory floor<br />

through to back office support.<br />

Advances in other areas<br />

such as vision and wireless<br />

communications, together<br />

<strong>with</strong> developments in<br />

robotic intelligence, are also<br />

p<strong>res</strong>enting exciting new<br />

opportunities not only for<br />

improved manufacturing<br />

processes, but for the creation<br />

of the new skillsets needed<br />

to bring t<strong>hi</strong>s about.<br />

To the point raised at the<br />

start of t<strong>hi</strong>s article, the current<br />

generation of under-25s are<br />

probably more tech-savvy<br />

than ever. As anyone who has<br />

ever tried to prize a teenager


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away from their Xbox/<br />

PlayStation/Smartphone will<br />

know, today’s youngsters<br />

have a strong affinity for<br />

technology, having grown<br />

up <strong>with</strong> it for pretty much the<br />

whole of their lives.<br />

It’s ironic then that we’re<br />

failing so badly to capitalise<br />

on t<strong>hi</strong>s in manufacturing.<br />

More needs to be done to<br />

find ways to teach students<br />

how these skills can be applied<br />

to the real world to give<br />

companies what they need to<br />

take their operations forward<br />

and make the most of the<br />

technologies needed to make<br />

them more productive. Meeting<br />

the needs of tomorrow’s world<br />

p<strong>res</strong>ents fantastic possibilities,<br />

probably even more so than in<br />

the past. The key point is that<br />

robots will only make what<br />

people need them to make<br />

– someone will still need to<br />

design the product, market it,<br />

sell it, supply it and improve it.<br />

Until someone finds a good<br />

alternative to money, there<br />

will also always need to be<br />

someone to buy it – on t<strong>hi</strong>s<br />

point alone, it is unlikely that<br />

we will ever have a situation<br />

where employment will<br />

disappear!<br />

ROBOTS NEED HUMANS<br />

Additionally, someone will<br />

always need to program,<br />

service and upgrade the robot,<br />

ir<strong>res</strong>pective of how clever it gets.<br />

Where the UK’s<br />

manufacturing industry is<br />

concerned, more needs to be<br />

done to promote the exciting<br />

face of engineering in t<strong>hi</strong>s<br />

country, <strong>hi</strong>ghlighting the<br />

contribution that industry<br />

makes to everyday life.<br />

Any company looking to<br />

capitalise on the skills of<br />

tech-savvy youngsters must<br />

also ensure they are techsavvy<br />

themselves, investing<br />

in the latest technologies,<br />

such as robots, that can help<br />

to improve efficiency and also<br />

competitiveness, he concludes.<br />

T 01908 350300<br />

W www.abb.com<br />

The closer man and mac<strong>hi</strong>ne are able<br />

to work together the more efficient<br />

the work becomes, at the same time<br />

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on safety.<br />

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Get more grip<br />

on your bottles<br />

Yaskawa has developed an efficient, flexible and<br />

safe bottle gripping system for today’s bottlers<br />

Bottles are picked up <strong>with</strong> secure hold and<br />

controlled movements made at <strong>hi</strong>gh speed<br />

AirGrip has been developed<br />

by Yaskawa for use <strong>with</strong><br />

Motoman robots to meet the<br />

demands of today’s bottling<br />

plants for flexible and efficient<br />

gripping systems. The combination of<br />

industrial robots equipped <strong>with</strong> robust<br />

rubber grippers is designed to ensure safe<br />

handling of bottles at very <strong>hi</strong>gh speeds<br />

<strong>with</strong>out damaging the screw caps.<br />

The AirGrip gripper tool meets<br />

the increasing demand for a flexible<br />

The system works across many bottle sizes<br />

application in bottling plants where the<br />

same basic concept can be used for both<br />

small and large applications and for a<br />

wide variety of purposes. The bottles are<br />

lifted by comp<strong>res</strong>sed air <strong>with</strong> minimal<br />

mechanical st<strong>res</strong>s w<strong>hi</strong>ch also helps to<br />

reduce maintenance requirements.<br />

And because the cuffs are open at the top,<br />

there is no <strong>res</strong>triction in bottle height.<br />

These cuffs are available in five<br />

standard sizes w<strong>hi</strong>ch cover most<br />

popular bottle sizes from 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and<br />

2 lit<strong>res</strong> w<strong>hi</strong>le customised designs are<br />

also possible.<br />

IMPROVED PROCESS EFFICIENCY<br />

In one bottling application for a major soft<br />

drinks manufacturer, 1.5 litre PET bottles<br />

are being handled at a rate of 47,000<br />

bottles per hour. Other sites where the<br />

system has improved the efficiency of<br />

the bottling process include a number<br />

of major European breweries in Sweden<br />

and in Norway.<br />

AirGrip is available as a basic model in<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>ch the rubber gripping cuffs can be<br />

replaced when worn by simply unlocking<br />

and pulling out the gripping head<br />

compartment <strong>with</strong>out the need for<br />

special tools.<br />

The technology can be adapted to meet<br />

the requirements of individual production<br />

lines, speeds and product development.<br />

Yaskawa says t<strong>hi</strong>s enables production to be<br />

more easily adjusted to meet the varying<br />

demands of the market w<strong>hi</strong>le ensuring that<br />

<strong>hi</strong>gh standards of reliability are met.<br />

Depending on the application,<br />

for example handling trays from a<br />

pallet, or bottles into trays, the AirGrip<br />

concept includes a Motoman-MPL160,<br />

or Motoman-MPL80 robot, the AirGrip<br />

device, a conveyor, a pallet magazine<br />

and an operator’s control panel.<br />

When the requirement is bottles into<br />

trays, a configuration table replaces<br />

the pallet magazine.<br />

Either way, AirGrip makes sure that the<br />

bottles are picked up <strong>with</strong> a secure hold<br />

and controlled movements are possible<br />

at <strong>hi</strong>gh speeds. In addition to these<br />

benefits, AirGrip requi<strong>res</strong> little<br />

maintenance, is easy to operate and<br />

requi<strong>res</strong> only a small footprint.<br />

T 01295 272755<br />

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

Expert technical support at the push of a button<br />

The financial impact of breakdowns and unscheduled<br />

engineering support can escalate quickly in the event<br />

of critical system failure.<br />

In your time of need, you can now have on demand<br />

access to expert technical support. Simply push the<br />

button for an immediate <strong>res</strong>ponse.<br />

Connect | Analyse | Optimise<br />

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Easy palletising -<br />

a collaborative robot solution<br />

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

Operators can work safely side-by-side <strong>with</strong> the collaborative robot, <strong>with</strong>out the need for a fence<br />

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

the intuitive drag-and-drop interface.<br />

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

flexlink.com<br />

FlexLink is part of Coesia, a group of innovation-based industrial and packaging<br />

solutions companies operating globally, headquartered in Bologna, Italy.<br />

www.coesia.com<br />

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

A cut above in operation<br />

WMH is introducing a twin-robot, in-line ultrasonic cutting unit to make<br />

cutting and slicing of food products an accurate and hygienic process<br />

WMH is in the final stages<br />

of manufacturing its<br />

new twin-robot in-line<br />

ultrasonic cutting unit.<br />

One of a range of cutting<br />

cells, the new mac<strong>hi</strong>ne is designed for<br />

in-line production in a <strong>hi</strong>gh-care food<br />

manufacturing environment and<br />

benefits from the company’s expertise in<br />

building hygienic systems for producers<br />

of sensitive food products.<br />

The twin-robot in-line system<br />

incorporates two Mitsubis<strong>hi</strong><br />

Electric Melfa robots, fitted <strong>with</strong><br />

Telsonic cutting blades, combined<br />

<strong>with</strong> WMH conveying and controls<br />

technology to provide an accurate<br />

and compact solution for the cutting<br />

and slicing of cakes, pies and<br />

other food products.<br />

It has been designed to handle platens<br />

of product, w<strong>hi</strong>ch enables these products The unit is for <strong>hi</strong>gh-care production environments<br />

to be accurately located for each cut and<br />

provides product containment during the the nature of the product and the number<br />

cutting process. The platens also act as of slices required.<br />

a cutting surface, protecting the conveyor The inline cutter will be programmed<br />

belt from damage in operation.<br />

to cut rectangular slabs into small<br />

Each platen is designed so the system squa<strong>res</strong> and round cakes into wedge<br />

can identify the orientation of the product slices. Control of the line is via a touchscreen<br />

HMI panel <strong>with</strong> operator and<br />

and adjust the orientation of the cutter<br />

to suit. Working in tandem the two robots engineering level function control.<br />

allow a production rate of up to 12 pieces As <strong>with</strong> all its systems, WMH says<br />

per minute to be ac<strong>hi</strong>eved, depending on hygiene is paramount during operation<br />

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and for post-production cleaning.<br />

An integrated wash-tank <strong>with</strong> air knife<br />

provides interval cleaning of the cutting<br />

blades during operation. The complete<br />

line is designed <strong>with</strong> washdown featu<strong>res</strong><br />

built-in including a cantilever conveyor<br />

design for quick and easy belt removal,<br />

spaced off brackets and bearings to<br />

eliminate areas where debris could<br />

accumulate and enclosed cabling and<br />

fully welded stainless-steel frame<br />

construction.<br />

The cutting unit will go into production<br />

in the coming months.<br />

T 01579 383788<br />

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

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Mobile robots<br />

for quick gain<br />

Autonomous mobile robots or AMRs are now<br />

supporting lean services for materials handling<br />

New sensor and software<br />

technologies are making<br />

autonomous mobile robots<br />

(AMRs) ideal for unpredictable<br />

or changing production layouts<br />

and dynamic work environments.<br />

Agile manufacturing is allowing<br />

companies to adapt to fast-changing<br />

market demands and maintain their<br />

competitiveness, but on-time delivery of<br />

materials and assemblies wit<strong>hi</strong>n those<br />

facilities continues to be a challenge.<br />

Traditional automated guided ve<strong>hi</strong>cles<br />

(AGVs) move materials using fixed routes<br />

that are guided by permanent wi<strong>res</strong>,<br />

magnetic strips, or sensors embedded<br />

in the plant floor. In contrast, however<br />

today’s AMRs offer the flexibility,<br />

safety, and cost-effectiveness that allow<br />

companies of nearly any size to automate<br />

and optimise materials handling.<br />

An AMR navigates via sensors, cameras,<br />

and sop<strong>hi</strong>sticated software that is built<br />

into the robot itself, <strong>with</strong>out the need for<br />

external sensors or guides. And because<br />

companies do not need to alter their<br />

facility <strong>with</strong> wi<strong>res</strong> or sensors, the robot<br />

can be integrated wit<strong>hi</strong>n hours <strong>with</strong> no<br />

disruption to production.<br />

Magna-Power, a New Jersey-based<br />

manufacturer of power products, has<br />

deployed two mobile industrial robots<br />

(MiR) AMRs to move parts and assemblies<br />

from the stockroom and through its<br />

vertically integrated manufacturing floor.<br />

“One t<strong>hi</strong>ng that was pretty astonis<strong>hi</strong>ng<br />

for me is that the MiR robot was delivered<br />

and 15 minutes later it was unpacked<br />

and on the floor,” says Adam Pitel,<br />

Magna-Power VP of operations.<br />

“In another 15 minutes, I’m controlling<br />

it <strong>with</strong> my mobile phone, and wit<strong>hi</strong>n two<br />

hours it is travelling from point to point<br />

in our building, after uploading a<br />

schematic of our facilities,” he says.<br />

The full range of MiR AMRs is available<br />

in the UK from automation solutions<br />

provider RARUK Automation.<br />

T 01462 670044<br />

W www.rarukautomation.com<br />

The MiR200 range of AMRs from RARUK Automation is gaining ground in many factories


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Gebo Cermex has<br />

introduced a new<br />

palletising option<br />

Collaborative robotics,<br />

or cobotics for short,<br />

advance production line<br />

efficiency and reliability<br />

by improving working<br />

conditions and allowing operators<br />

to handle tasks <strong>with</strong> <strong>hi</strong>gher<br />

added value in a safe working<br />

environment, says Gebo Cermex.<br />

It also minimises operator error.<br />

Leveraging the advantages<br />

offered by cobotic solutions<br />

in terms of compactness and<br />

flexibility, Gebo Cermex has<br />

introduced CoboAccess_Pal.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s robust cobotic palletiser is<br />

particularly suited for low-speed<br />

applications and underlines the<br />

company’s commitment to help<br />

producers embrace Industry 4.0<br />

opportunities easily.<br />

Today, collaborative robotics<br />

are proving popular because<br />

these new solutions are easyto-install<br />

and operate in tight<br />

production environments, and<br />

since the collaborative mode is<br />

safe for human interaction,<br />

it lets manufacturers build cells<br />

<strong>with</strong>out physical fences around<br />

the mac<strong>hi</strong>nes. Designed to handle<br />

regular slotted containers<br />

and wrap-around blanks and to be<br />

suitable for low speed production<br />

lines, CoboAccess_Pal combines<br />

safety and industrial standards,<br />

says the company.<br />

ADAPTABLE AND PORTABLE<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s ultra-compact, fenceless<br />

palletising cell is designed<br />

to answer the needs of very<br />

demanding production<br />

environments, where reliability<br />

is key. What is more, the entire<br />

palletising cell is adaptable and<br />

also portable, so that it can be<br />

moved from one line to another<br />

<strong>with</strong> just a manual pallet jack.<br />

“CoboAccess_Pal is a reliable<br />

and robust solution thanks to an<br />

industrial automation platform<br />

based on the combination of PC<br />

and PLC,” says Giorgio Rocca,<br />

palletising/depalletising product<br />

manager at Gebo Cermex.<br />

Cobotics for<br />

palletising<br />

The cobotic unit<br />

can be quickly<br />

moved and then<br />

set up onto<br />

another line<br />

due to its plug<br />

and play featu<strong>res</strong><br />

“These two interfaces ensure<br />

precise, better-controlled cobot<br />

trajectories, leading to greater<br />

pallet quality and stability<br />

to provide smooth pallet<br />

transportation through the entire<br />

supply chain.<br />

“Additionally, they allow for<br />

immediate mac<strong>hi</strong>ne <strong>res</strong>tarts in case<br />

of potential problems or emergency<br />

stops, and as such, minimise<br />

downtime,” he continues.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s automation platform<br />

contributes to maximum operator<br />

protection and gentle handling<br />

of products, as case handling<br />

is always performed above the<br />

conveyor or the pallet station,<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>ch ensu<strong>res</strong> that cases never<br />

fall on the floor or on staff.<br />

To minimise risks for operators,<br />

CoboAccess_Pal’s gripping tool<br />

is composed of foam to soften its<br />

surfaces when in contact <strong>with</strong><br />

The cobotic palletiser is<br />

designed to help producers<br />

embrace Industry 4.0 advances<br />

workers and to prevent injuries<br />

during any maintenance.<br />

In addition to its <strong>hi</strong>gh safety<br />

standards, CoboAccess_Pal<br />

maximises uptime through<br />

connectivity and a <strong>hi</strong>gh level<br />

of intelligence. The cobotic<br />

palletising cell includes the<br />

new Gebo Cermex HMI based<br />

on an intuitive tablet approach<br />

navigation. Available via the HMI,<br />

the Pal Designer configuration and<br />

simulation tool allows full pallet<br />

management <strong>with</strong> the ability to<br />

modify, simulate and create pallet<br />

patterns autonomously, in less<br />

than two minutes.<br />

Thanks to its ultra-compact,<br />

fenceless cell and the flexible<br />

layout that can be customised<br />

according to specific site<br />

constraints, the solution<br />

featu<strong>res</strong> an optimised footprint.<br />

Designed <strong>with</strong> ease-of-use,<br />

ease-of-installation, and easeof-configuration<br />

in mind,<br />

CoboAccess_Pal can be quickly<br />

moved and set up by the operator<br />

onto another line due to its special<br />

plug & play featu<strong>res</strong>.<br />

T 01480 455919<br />

W www.gebocermex.com


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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

Partners<strong>hi</strong>p<br />

provides easy<br />

to use robots<br />

Stäubli Robotics and Schneider Electric<br />

have further developed their partners<strong>hi</strong>p by<br />

signing a long-term agreement to integrate<br />

customised Stäubli TS series four axis<br />

SCARA robots into Schneider’s EcoStruxure<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne arc<strong>hi</strong>tecture and platform.<br />

Benefits of t<strong>hi</strong>s closer relations<strong>hi</strong>p<br />

will include the ability to seamlessly<br />

integrate robots into automation systems;<br />

innovation at every level across the<br />

connected products, edge control and<br />

app; and reduced time and effort <strong>with</strong><br />

standardised programming.<br />

EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s<br />

IoT-enabled, open and interoperable system<br />

arc<strong>hi</strong>tecture and platform. It helps to deliver<br />

smart mac<strong>hi</strong>nes by combining products<br />

and software packages into automation<br />

solutions for OEM mac<strong>hi</strong>ne builders.<br />

Stäubli Robotics develops specialised<br />

solutions for every industry by offering<br />

a comprehensive line of four axis TP fast<br />

pickers and TS SCARA robots, as well as<br />

six axis TX and TX2 collaborative robots.<br />

Stäubli robots provide speed, precision,<br />

and reliability in operation.<br />

Schneider is integrating a customised<br />

version of the Stäubli TS series four axis<br />

SCARA robots into its solution portfolio.<br />

Called the Lexium STS series, these<br />

robots will now be fully integrated<br />

into the arc<strong>hi</strong>tecture of the company’s<br />

PacDrive motion control solution.<br />

W www.schneider-electric.com<br />

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

The two companies are working closer than ever<br />

The move from pneumatics to electrical lifting systems carries many advantages for the food user<br />

Thermoformer<br />

brings benefits<br />

Latest mac<strong>hi</strong>ne is Industry 4.0-ready to meet<br />

performance demands in ever changing times<br />

When Multivac introduced<br />

its RX 4.0 (also known as<br />

X-Line) next generation of<br />

thermoformers, it ensured<br />

that it was Industry 4.0<br />

ready to help its food customers cope<br />

<strong>with</strong> current issues such as initiatives<br />

around plastics reduction and the<br />

uncertainties around Brexit’s impact on<br />

the availability of labour.<br />

For instance, the X-line includes Pack<br />

Pilot; a cloud-based feature that allows<br />

inexperienced operators to select a film<br />

type from a drop-down menu.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s information is then coupled <strong>with</strong><br />

the format information w<strong>hi</strong>ch is contained<br />

electronically into the die itself, allowing<br />

the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne to self-parameterise.<br />

The mac<strong>hi</strong>ne is therefore available<br />

for instant production, vastly cutting<br />

the production of any poor packs.<br />

The RX 4.0 also monitors its own<br />

performance and makes adjustments as<br />

required, allowing the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne to remain<br />

at optimal production for the entire<br />

duration of its s<strong>hi</strong>ft. If adjustments can’t<br />

be made to maintain its optimal settings,<br />

a message will appear suggesting specific<br />

components be maintained or replaced<br />

to prevent line failure. Subsequently,<br />

service and replacements can be planned<br />

to avoid interruption of production,<br />

meaning producers no longer have<br />

to rely on <strong>hi</strong>ghly-skilled operators to<br />

keep the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne running at optimal<br />

performance.<br />

The X-Line thermoformer can be<br />

equipped <strong>with</strong> a draw die change system,<br />

meaning that pack formats can be<br />

changed quickly and efficiently,<br />

reducing downtime and again, the need<br />

for <strong>hi</strong>ghly-skilled operators.<br />

T 01793 425800<br />

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

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Feature: Automation, robotics and vision<br />

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

New grippers deliver<br />

ongoing functionality<br />

Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Update talks to Piab about its ‘ready-to-go’ vacuum grippers<br />

that can adapt to a variety of contours to handle different parts easily<br />

The functionality of a cobot is<br />

decided at the end of its arm<br />

and the latest Kenos vacuum<br />

gripper from Piab increases<br />

the flexibility of cobots and<br />

the range of applications <strong>with</strong>out the<br />

need for retooling.<br />

End-of-arm tools play a key role in<br />

cobot functionality as it allows the cobot<br />

to pick up a part. And although specific<br />

tools can accommodate a specific part<br />

and perform well in a defined process,<br />

developing tools to accommodate a wide<br />

variety of parts <strong>with</strong> different contours is<br />

a key factor in the flexible use of cobots.<br />

Taking these requirements into<br />

account, Piab has introduced its first<br />

‘ready-to-go’ vacuum gripper unit<br />

specifically for use <strong>with</strong> collaborative<br />

robots (robots w<strong>hi</strong>ch can be used in close<br />

proximity to humans). The <strong>res</strong>ult is the<br />

new, compact KCS series Kenos vacuum<br />

gripper that can pick up products of<br />

many different shapes and is designed<br />

in such a way that different grippers can<br />

be exchanged easily and efficiently via<br />

a quick-change system.<br />

The system consists of a separate<br />

pump unit in w<strong>hi</strong>ch a modular vacuum<br />

generation device is integrated in the<br />

smallest space – and a gripper unit.<br />

Both are connected to each other by<br />

the quick-change system. The entire unit<br />

can be attached to all common cobot<br />

models <strong>with</strong> a suitable adapter.<br />

DETECTION OF WORKPIECES<br />

The main gripper consists of a technical<br />

foam on its underside, w<strong>hi</strong>ch can adapt<br />

to a wide variety of contours and thus<br />

very flexibly handle different parts.<br />

In many cases, t<strong>hi</strong>s eliminates the need<br />

for accurate detection of a workpiece as<br />

well as the detection of gripping surfaces.<br />

In many applications, having to use a new<br />

gripper when changing the parts to be<br />

picked up is not necessary. The cobot is<br />

therefore ready for immediate use during<br />

different processes.<br />

In addition to t<strong>hi</strong>s flexibility in<br />

An FDA-approved<br />

technical foam can be<br />

used for food products<br />

changing between various products<br />

easily, time and cost savings are ac<strong>hi</strong>eved<br />

through shorter downtime and any<br />

retooling times. T<strong>hi</strong>s also supports the<br />

economic production of ever smaller<br />

batch sizes, especially in markets <strong>with</strong><br />

a <strong>hi</strong>gh demand for individualised or<br />

personalised products.<br />

When handling food, the gripper can<br />

be equipped <strong>with</strong> a special FDA-approved<br />

technical foam.<br />

At the same time, for special<br />

applications, such as the handling of<br />

plastic bags filled <strong>with</strong> concentrates or<br />

granules, Piab has developed another<br />

gripper unit, w<strong>hi</strong>ch can be swiftly<br />

exchanged via the quick-change system.<br />

Both of these gripper units are<br />

characterised by their edgeless design,<br />

says the company. Due to the rounded<br />

sides and the technical foam surface of<br />

the main unit, possible injury hazards<br />

are largely eliminated. T<strong>hi</strong>s makes the<br />

gripper units particularly safe to use<br />

on cobots, w<strong>hi</strong>ch co-operate freely <strong>with</strong><br />

humans and thus can also increase the<br />

acceptance by the operators.<br />

T 01509 857010<br />

W www.piab.com


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Labelling, Coding and Marking<br />

Labelling equipment helps meet<br />

customer demand for island gin<br />

Equipment from Industrial<br />

Labelling Systems<br />

(ILS) has helped the<br />

Botanist Gin business to meet<br />

a staggering 47% growth in<br />

sales over the past year.<br />

Bruichladdich Distillery,<br />

on the Isle of Islay on the<br />

west coast of Scotland, has<br />

reaped the benefits from<br />

automating its labelling<br />

process after investing in a<br />

T43 blow vac non-contact<br />

print & apply labeller from ILS<br />

for decorating the uniquely<br />

foraged Botanist Dry Gin.<br />

Switc<strong>hi</strong>ng from<br />

hand labelling<br />

to ILS’s blow<br />

vac print apply<br />

system labeller<br />

has transformed<br />

the prog<strong>res</strong>sive<br />

distillery’s<br />

production line,<br />

from incurring<br />

considerable<br />

The Botanist Gin<br />

business saw a<br />

47% sales lift<br />

in the past year<br />

Because of its remote location, the company has to have reliable mac<strong>hi</strong>nes<br />

down time and waste of preprinted<br />

labels and applying<br />

them to flat-pack cases of<br />

the gin before each run.<br />

The net <strong>res</strong>ult is increased<br />

overall line efficiency and<br />

cost savings on both<br />

labels and also corrugated<br />

packaging.<br />

“The biggest advantage<br />

of the ILS equipment for<br />

us is that we have been<br />

able to keep up <strong>with</strong> the<br />

ever-increasing demand for<br />

our Botanist Gin,” explains<br />

the distillery’s bottling plant<br />

production manager Jonathan<br />

Carmichael. “We are currently<br />

labelling on average 54,000<br />

bottles per week.”<br />

It’s fair to say that previous<br />

suppliers to Bruichladdich had<br />

found the distillery’s remote<br />

location challenging, but<br />

Carmichael had no concerns<br />

about the commitment from<br />

ILS to provide <strong>hi</strong>gh quality<br />

equipment matched <strong>with</strong><br />

attentive after-sales service.<br />

“Because of our remote<br />

location, it is very important<br />

that we invest in reliable<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>nes,” he continues.<br />

“The build quality of<br />

the ILS blow vac labeller<br />

is vastly superior and it can<br />

also be remotely accessed<br />

by ILS to troubleshoot any<br />

issues or to update the system<br />

in any way.<br />

“ILS has also attended on<br />

site for training and servicing<br />

when required <strong>with</strong> the<br />

minimum of fuss,” he says.<br />

Indeed, Carmichael has<br />

already recommended ILS to<br />

a contact he has wit<strong>hi</strong>n the<br />

drinks industry. “Due to their<br />

build quality and simplicity<br />

of use I have no doubt at all<br />

that when we need another<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne, we will not look<br />

beyond ILS,” he says.<br />

ILS is the exclusive UK<br />

distributor for Evolabel print<br />

& apply labelling systems,<br />

printers and applicators.<br />

T 0161 655 4846<br />

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

A continuous ink jet printer’s combination of reliability,<br />

speed and code quality is meeting deadlines for chocolates<br />

A continuous ink jet<br />

coder from Linx Printing<br />

Technologies is enabling<br />

Hames Chocolates to meet<br />

all its deadlines through<br />

its combination of speed,<br />

reliability and quality of code.<br />

At the chocolatier’s<br />

Lincolns<strong>hi</strong>re factory, the<br />

CJ400 runs for seven hours<br />

a day, coding between 80<br />

and 120 units per minute.<br />

The exact amount depends<br />

on the products that are<br />

produced, w<strong>hi</strong>ch vary from<br />

individual chocolate bars<br />

Flexibility<br />

is key to<br />

the <strong>hi</strong>gh<br />

intensity<br />

production<br />

facility<br />

to boxes of chocolate or fudge.<br />

“Thanks to the Linx<br />

printer’s speed and great<br />

versatility, w<strong>hi</strong>ch minimises<br />

any downtime, we can<br />

meet our tight deadlines<br />

efficiently,” says Carol<br />

Oldbury, director at Hames<br />

Chocolates. “On top of t<strong>hi</strong>s,<br />

the codes it produces are very<br />

clear, w<strong>hi</strong>ch is extremely<br />

important in the food industry.<br />

“T<strong>hi</strong>s is our second<br />

Linx mac<strong>hi</strong>ne and, once<br />

again, we’ve been imp<strong>res</strong>sed,”<br />

she continues.<br />

“The troubleshooting system<br />

works well – and the rare times<br />

we need to speak to someone,<br />

Linx solves the problem easily<br />

<strong>with</strong> advice over the phone.”<br />

The printer is portable,<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>ch allows operators<br />

to easily carry it between<br />

production lines, depending<br />

on where it is needed.<br />

T 01480 302100<br />

W www.linxglobal.com


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Latest software allows lasers to<br />

be controlled remotely, <strong>with</strong> ease<br />

Atwell JP MU M-A 2018.qxp_BMH 05/03/2018 15:35 Page 1<br />

To offer manufacturers<br />

more convenience<br />

and increased ease<br />

of operation, Videojet<br />

Technologies has launched<br />

its latest remote laser control<br />

solution for Videojet laser<br />

marking systems. Called<br />

Videojet Touch Control<br />

Software+ (TCS+), it is a<br />

flexible solution that can<br />

control most Videojet lasers<br />

remotely through either the<br />

new Videojet TU430 laser<br />

touch controller, or from<br />

virtually any browser-based<br />

device available.<br />

You brew it<br />

We’ll Label it<br />

+44 (0) 1444 239970<br />

sales@atwell-labellers.co.uk<br />

www.Labeller.co.uk<br />

Fast, Reliable and Easy to use Semi Automatic<br />

and Bespoke Fully Automatic Labelling Systems.<br />

Controlling lasers remotely is easy<br />

“The TCS+ solution offers<br />

manufacturers flexibility<br />

when choosing how to operate<br />

their Videojet laser marking<br />

systems,” explains Sascha<br />

Ammesdoerfer, laser business<br />

unit manager at Videojet.<br />

“The user interface is identical<br />

in look and feel, no matter what<br />

device is used, and utilises<br />

the same design and layout as<br />

on the Videojet TU430 touch<br />

controller.”<br />

The common look and feel<br />

of the TCS+ interface helps to<br />

ensure seamless operation<br />

of production lines, reduce<br />

training time required and aid<br />

line setup and fast product<br />

changeover. Most Videojet<br />

lasers can now be controlled<br />

using either the colour TU430<br />

laser controller, or from<br />

virtually any browser-based<br />

device.<br />

T 0800 500 3023<br />

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

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Components<br />

IO-link delivers flexible<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne build featu<strong>res</strong><br />

To deliver control of<br />

forming and critically,<br />

the sealing parameters<br />

in its new shawpak<br />

thermoforming mac<strong>hi</strong>ne,<br />

Riverside Medical chose a new<br />

IO-Link analogue hub from<br />

Balluff. In operation, it makes<br />

the handling of analogue<br />

signals a plug and play process.<br />

At the heart of the shawpak<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne is a servo driven<br />

indexing drum w<strong>hi</strong>ch<br />

transports the webs through<br />

the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne. The drum is<br />

surrounded by forming,<br />

sealing and cutting stations.<br />

The product is simply loaded<br />

in to the top of the tooling drum<br />

and ejected out of the base<br />

onto a discharge conveyor.<br />

T<strong>hi</strong>s mac<strong>hi</strong>ne layout<br />

ensu<strong>res</strong> that the shawpak is<br />

compact, portable, flexible,<br />

energy efficient and very<br />

competitively priced.<br />

Integrating analogue<br />

signals via networked control<br />

arc<strong>hi</strong>tecture on such a mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

can often be more difficult<br />

and costly than one would<br />

want, says Balluff. S<strong>hi</strong>elded<br />

outputs from analogue devices<br />

must be handled outside the<br />

network and terminated to<br />

conventional analogue I/O<br />

cards. Furthermore, additional<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne-mounted network<br />

blocks may be required to<br />

The new shawpak thermoforming mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

By replacing traditional wiring methods, shawpak build time was reduced<br />

ensure a sufficient number of<br />

analogue ports are available.<br />

These difficulties are<br />

compounded by the variety<br />

of analogue signal types<br />

encountered, such as voltage,<br />

current, and thermocouple.<br />

Balluff’s introduction of a<br />

new IO-Link analogue hub<br />

solves these challenges on the<br />

shawpak. The new 8-channel<br />

analogue measurement hub<br />

sits alongside the sensor hubs<br />

handling standard I/O, both<br />

utilising IO-Link to handle<br />

all measurement and I/O<br />

data via an IO-Link master<br />

module and into the controller<br />

seamlessly via the existing<br />

industrial network.<br />

“The classical<br />

approach to analogue<br />

integration required<br />

either purchasing<br />

expensive, controller<br />

specific 2 or 4-channel<br />

analogue-to-digital<br />

input cards or<br />

purchasing a specific<br />

network-dependent<br />

remote analogue<br />

module,” explains<br />

Russell Smith, product<br />

marketing manager for<br />

industrial networking<br />

and safety at Balluff.<br />

“Our new IO-Linkbased<br />

analogue hub<br />

eliminates the disadvantages<br />

of both of these approaches,”<br />

he continues.<br />

“At Balluff, our focus is<br />

to simplify the control and<br />

integration of a variety of<br />

sensors and devices by<br />

offering a unified interface for<br />

device-level connectivity.”<br />

FLEXIBLE EXPANSION<br />

Smith believes the shawpak<br />

thermoformer is a great<br />

example of IO-Link enabling<br />

the existing mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

arc<strong>hi</strong>tecture to be expanded<br />

flexibly to accommodate a<br />

range of customer centric<br />

options, w<strong>hi</strong>le massively<br />

reducing wiring time.<br />

Indeed, by replacing<br />

traditional wiring methods<br />

<strong>with</strong> a plug & play IO-Link<br />

solution, mac<strong>hi</strong>ne build time<br />

was reduced by two days.<br />

Furthermore, it also lays the<br />

foundations for increased data<br />

handling and diagnostics from<br />

smart sensors and devices.<br />

“T<strong>hi</strong>s analogue hub<br />

enhances Balluff’s extensive<br />

IO-Link portfolio and further<br />

enables the building of <strong>res</strong>ilient,<br />

modular control arc<strong>hi</strong>tectu<strong>res</strong><br />

that can support Industry 4.0<br />

strategies,” says Smith.<br />

T 01606 812777<br />

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

Safety solutions from Schmersal<br />

Keeping it<br />

safe for<br />

robot users<br />

At automatica 2018 in Germany<br />

t<strong>hi</strong>s June, the Schmersal Group<br />

showcased an extensive range of<br />

coordinated safety components<br />

and safety systems for industrial<br />

robots. These products allow<br />

a wide range of robot<br />

workstations to be reliably and<br />

efficiently made safe, to protect<br />

people and at the same time,<br />

increase plant productivity.<br />

Schmersal has developed<br />

various ranges of safety light<br />

curtains and light grids w<strong>hi</strong>ch<br />

fulfil different requirements and<br />

guarantee cost effective access<br />

protection for robot workstations<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>le taking up very little space.<br />

In operation, a safety field made<br />

up of infrared beams is sent by the<br />

transmitter and evaluated by the<br />

receiver. If an object or a person<br />

breaks the safety field, a stop<br />

signal is immediately triggered in<br />

order to stop the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne.<br />

The safety switc<strong>hi</strong>ng mats<br />

from Schmersal allow monitoring<br />

of complete areas, not just access<br />

points. They guarantee step-back<br />

protection, w<strong>hi</strong>ch in practice,<br />

means as long as an operator is<br />

in the hazard area, the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

cannot be started.<br />

With the coded AZM201 RFID<br />

interlock combined <strong>with</strong> the<br />

BDF200-SD, individually,<br />

ready-to-connect safety<br />

solutions can be pre-assembled<br />

for the safety doors on robot<br />

cells. Thanks to the built-in RFID<br />

technology, the AZM offers<br />

tamper protection as required.<br />

T 01684 571980<br />

W www.schmersal.co.uk


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Rulmeca<br />

New bio-inspired<br />

robots are lighter<br />

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

Conveyor<br />

rollers<br />

Festo has<br />

unveiled two<br />

new lightweight<br />

robotic concepts,<br />

inspired by nature.<br />

The BionicWheelBot<br />

and BionicFlyingFox<br />

are t<strong>hi</strong>s year’s<br />

creations from<br />

the company’s Bionic<br />

Learning Network,<br />

where Festo’s experts looked at<br />

the motion of spiders and bats<br />

to navigate complex situations.<br />

BionicWheelBot robot<br />

is based on the Flic-Flac<br />

spider, w<strong>hi</strong>ch lives in the<br />

Sahara and escapes predators<br />

<strong>with</strong> cartwheels and flips.<br />

Festo’s version sees its<br />

intricate motion transferred<br />

to kinematics and drive<br />

technology. It has eight legs<br />

w<strong>hi</strong>ch are controlled by<br />

15 motors wit<strong>hi</strong>n the knee<br />

joints and body.<br />

When it rolls, it does a<br />

somersault <strong>with</strong> its whole<br />

body, tucking in six of the legs<br />

and using the remaining two<br />

to push off the ground <strong>with</strong><br />

every rotation. Thanks to an<br />

integrated inertial sensor, the<br />

robot knows its position and<br />

when to push w<strong>hi</strong>le rolling.<br />

Festo has also created<br />

BionicFlyingFox based on<br />

the movement of the world’s<br />

largest bat.<br />

The BionicFlyingFox is<br />

based on bat movement<br />

The flying fox can<br />

move semi-autonomously<br />

in a defined space by<br />

communicating <strong>with</strong> a<br />

motion-tracking system that<br />

constantly records its position.<br />

Images from a camera go to a<br />

computer w<strong>hi</strong>ch evaluates the<br />

data and coordinates the bat’s<br />

flight. Its wing movements<br />

are calculated using on-board<br />

electronics, <strong>with</strong> a 9g<br />

brushless DC motor driving<br />

the flapping of the wings via a<br />

rack-and-pinion gear system.<br />

Take-off and landing<br />

are controlled by a human<br />

operator.<br />

Festo initiated the Bionic<br />

Learning Network, w<strong>hi</strong>ch<br />

is closely linked <strong>with</strong> the<br />

processes of innovation<br />

wit<strong>hi</strong>n the company, over ten<br />

years ago <strong>with</strong> the objective<br />

of benefiting from bionics<br />

as a source of inspiration<br />

for new technologies and to<br />

realise these in industrial<br />

automation.<br />

T 01252 775053<br />

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

DrUM MoTors<br />

Rulmeca offers a comprehensive range of <strong>hi</strong>gh<br />

quality rollers and components for conveyors,<br />

constructed from aluminium, mild steel, stainless<br />

steel and <strong>hi</strong>gh <strong>res</strong>istance technopolymers.<br />

Rulmeca drum motors provide the ideal drive<br />

solution for belt conveyors and associated material<br />

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

efficient and hermetically sealed for hygienic<br />

operations and wash-down applications<br />

(IP66/IP69) in food processing, packing operations<br />

and logistics.<br />

Contact our experienced Rulmeca team to discuss<br />

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

Call Rulmeca UK on 01536 748525<br />

www.rulmeca.com<br />

Rulmeca UK LTD<br />

Brunel Road,<br />

Earlstrees Road,<br />

Earlstrees Ind. Estate,<br />

Corby, NN17 4JW<br />

E. uk@rulmeca.com<br />

See us on stand G22<br />

The BionicWheelBot robot is based on<br />

the Flic-Flac spider that escapes any<br />

predators <strong>with</strong> cartwheels and flips<br />

Moving ahead.


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Regulations<br />

Preventing unexpected<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne start ups<br />

Paul Laidler Taylor<br />

Business MANAGER director FOR MACHINERY for Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery SAFETY saftey AT TÜV At SÜD Tüv PRODUCT Süd Product SERVICE service<br />

An updated standard relating to the requirements for designing-in the means to prevent any unexpected<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne start-ups has been introduced t<strong>hi</strong>s year to help prevent any injuries or lucky escapes.<br />

There are quite a few changes but here, we <strong>hi</strong>ghlight just some of the key ones to look out for<br />

It is often necessary for<br />

people to enter a danger<br />

zone in order to perform<br />

maintenance, so being able<br />

to ensure that a mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

is in a stopped condition<br />

is essential. However, as<br />

industry innovation has seen<br />

greater levels of mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

automation, so the probability<br />

of unexpected start-ups and<br />

therefore <strong>res</strong>ulting potential<br />

injuries, or lucky escapes,<br />

has grown.<br />

To combat t<strong>hi</strong>s, an updated<br />

standard relating to the<br />

requirements for designing-in<br />

means to prevent unexpected<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne start-up has been<br />

introduced t<strong>hi</strong>s year.<br />

After more than twenty<br />

years, BS EN ISO 14118:<br />

2018 supersedes BS EN<br />

1037:1995+A1:2008.<br />

There are quite a few<br />

changes to the new standard,<br />

<strong>with</strong> some being more obvious<br />

than others, so I cannot<br />

possibly cover all of these in<br />

great detail. However, below<br />

are some of the key <strong>hi</strong>ghlights<br />

to watch out for in your<br />

approach to ensuring you<br />

are compliant <strong>with</strong> the new<br />

safety rules.<br />

RISK ASSESSMENT<br />

Section 4 (General measu<strong>res</strong> to<br />

prevent unexpected start-up)<br />

introduces a new element,<br />

specifically requiring that a<br />

risk assessment is performed<br />

and that procedu<strong>res</strong> to prevent<br />

unexpected start-up are<br />

described in the instruction<br />

handbook and/or warnings<br />

on the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne.<br />

4.4 (Signalling and warning<br />

-delayed start) is also new.<br />

It states that an audible<br />

and/or visible warning<br />

signal and delayed start<br />

shall be provided, if required<br />

by the risk assessment, in<br />

order to alert a person to the<br />

impending start-up, <strong>with</strong><br />

the delayed start giving them<br />

enough time to leave the<br />

danger zone.<br />

ENERGY DISSIPATION<br />

Section 5 is renamed ‘Isolation<br />

and energy dissipation’,<br />

and a new sub-section (5.1)<br />

covers unexpected start-up<br />

prevention when power<br />

supplies are <strong>res</strong>tored.<br />

Sub-section 5.2.2 introduces<br />

two new elements when<br />

considering the location and<br />

number of power supply<br />

isolation devices w<strong>hi</strong>ch must<br />

be p<strong>res</strong>ent to ensure a reliable<br />

disconnection or separation<br />

from the energy source:<br />

• Note 2 – where it is<br />

necessary to have access<br />

to individual parts of large<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>nery, a separate<br />

additional isolation device<br />

is required<br />

• Note 3 – the location of<br />

the isolating device must<br />

either be at the place of the<br />

intervention or along the<br />

access route.<br />

Locking isolation devices<br />

is essential as it stops anyone<br />

being tempted to override.<br />

Both the new and old standard<br />

required that: “The isolation<br />

devices shall be capable of<br />

being locked or otherwise<br />

secured in the “isolated”<br />

position,” but the new<br />

standard goes into much more<br />

detail. It also makes a further<br />

suggestion about a suitable<br />

locking device, in the form<br />

of personal keys, w<strong>hi</strong>ch can<br />

be released from a trapped<br />

key interlocking device and<br />

The emergency function must<br />

now be an additional system w<strong>hi</strong>ch<br />

ensu<strong>res</strong> a new ‘belt and braces’<br />

approach to mac<strong>hi</strong>ne safety<br />

retained by a person, so<br />

that no one else outside the<br />

mac<strong>hi</strong>ne can accidentally<br />

start it up.<br />

Devices for stored-energy<br />

dissipation or <strong>res</strong>traint must<br />

be provided where stored<br />

energy can give rise to a<br />

hazard. The old standard<br />

simply requi<strong>res</strong> that the<br />

necessary procedu<strong>res</strong> are<br />

described in the instruction<br />

handbook or in warnings on<br />

the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne itself. However,<br />

the new standard adds the<br />

requirement that (section<br />

5.4.1.4): “The mac<strong>hi</strong>ne<br />

shall not be able to be started<br />

<strong>with</strong> dissipation devices<br />

activated or <strong>res</strong>traint devices<br />

in place if t<strong>hi</strong>s generates<br />

new hazards.”<br />

When considering measu<strong>res</strong><br />

to prevent unintended<br />

actuation of manual start<br />

controls, the new standard<br />

adds some additional detail<br />

(section 6.2.1): “Where a<br />

control device is designed<br />

and constructed to perform<br />

several different actions,<br />

namely, where there is no<br />

one-to-one cor<strong>res</strong>pondence,<br />

the action to be performed<br />

shall be clearly displayed<br />

and subject to confirmation,<br />

where necessary.” T<strong>hi</strong>s is<br />

intended to ensure a positive<br />

understanding of any action<br />

taken by that control, and<br />

where t<strong>hi</strong>s may not be clear<br />

it is displayed and requi<strong>res</strong><br />

confirmation before the action<br />

can take place.<br />

STOP COMMANDS<br />

Section 6.3 of the new<br />

standard covers measu<strong>res</strong> to<br />

maintain stop commands,<br />

and one key update here is<br />

the addition of a note w<strong>hi</strong>ch<br />

specifies that the emergency<br />

stop function cannot be<br />

considered as a measure of<br />

prevention of unexpected<br />

start-up. T<strong>hi</strong>s means that<br />

the emergency function<br />

must be an addition to any<br />

systems put in place to prevent<br />

unintended start-up when<br />

people enter a dangerous area<br />

of the mac<strong>hi</strong>ne, essentially<br />

ensuring a ‘belt and braces’<br />

approach to mac<strong>hi</strong>ne safety.<br />

i For more information contact<br />

W www.tuv-sud.co.uk<br />

TÜV SÜD Product Service<br />

is the PPMA’s technical and<br />

legislative partner


Training,<br />

Leaders<strong>hi</strong>p &<br />

Personal<br />

Development<br />

Effective Sales Skills<br />

for Non-Sales People<br />

•<br />

HR for Non-HR Managers<br />

•<br />

Managing Workplace<br />

Performance<br />

•<br />

Introduction to<br />

Project Management<br />

•<br />

Better Communications<br />

Skills at Work<br />

•<br />

Dealing <strong>with</strong> Difficult People<br />

•<br />

Advanced Selling Skills<br />

These are a selection of some of the<br />

courses and tailored training we hold<br />

throughout the year.<br />

For further information please contact<br />

Christine Jordan on 020 8773 5512<br />

or e-mail: christine.jordan@ppma.co.uk<br />

Exclusive Recruitment<br />

Partner to the<br />

Specialists in recruitment to the packaging<br />

and process industry since 1996<br />

UK Industrial Vision<br />

Association<br />

British Automation and<br />

Robot Association<br />

If you need to recruit,<br />

look no further<br />

• Management<br />

• Sales<br />

• Operations<br />

• Design<br />

• Service<br />

• Production<br />

Call Mike Horsley on<br />

01604 758857<br />

or email <strong>hi</strong>m at<br />

mph@wallace<strong>hi</strong>nd.com<br />

www.ppma.co.uk<br />

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Who What Where<br />

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

Kern<br />

Michelle Heer<br />

has stepped up<br />

from deputy to<br />

be the new UK<br />

general manager<br />

at Kern as the previous general<br />

manager Pete Jolley reti<strong>res</strong><br />

from the company after 15<br />

years in the role. Responsible<br />

for driving growth across both<br />

Kern mailing and the packaging<br />

equipment business, Heer will<br />

continue to grow the company’s<br />

capabilities in the packaging<br />

and logistics sectors as well as<br />

increasing sales in the mailing<br />

market. She will report to<br />

company owner Uli Kern.<br />

tna<br />

Tom McPhee<br />

has been<br />

appointed to<br />

the newlycreated<br />

position<br />

at tna of group technical<br />

support manager, a move said<br />

to reinforce the company’s<br />

commitment to customer<br />

service excellence. Based in<br />

the Dallas, US office, he will be<br />

<strong>res</strong>ponsible for co-ordinating<br />

and developing tna’s growing<br />

global technical support teams,<br />

including the expanding aftermarket<br />

service.<br />

Robatech<br />

Domino<br />

Lutz Doehnert<br />

is the new<br />

group <strong>res</strong>earch<br />

& development<br />

director at<br />

Domino Printing Sciences,<br />

a role designed to build on<br />

the company’s commitment<br />

to delivering industry-first<br />

coding and marking solutions.<br />

Lutz has a proven track<br />

record of innovation and<br />

leaders<strong>hi</strong>p in multi-national<br />

manufacturing technology<br />

industries. He joins Domino<br />

from the German <strong>hi</strong>ghend<br />

domestic appliance<br />

manufacturer Miele, where<br />

he was employed as director<br />

of <strong>res</strong>earch and development.<br />

ULMA<br />

Louise Pearson<br />

has joined<br />

ULMA as sales<br />

and marketing<br />

co-ordinator to<br />

help drive further growth at<br />

the company. She brings 20<br />

years of experience in sales<br />

and marketing in business<br />

to business and retail sectors<br />

to her new role w<strong>hi</strong>ch will<br />

see her oversee strategic<br />

communications.<br />

Sewtec<br />

Framos<br />

Chris Barrett,<br />

an industry<br />

veteran <strong>with</strong><br />

over 20 years’<br />

experience in<br />

engineering, R&D, operations<br />

and product development<br />

has joined Framos as its<br />

vice p<strong>res</strong>ident of sensor<br />

engineering. He will lead the<br />

global Framos sensor and<br />

module engineering group.<br />

Automated Pkg<br />

Automated Packaging has<br />

expanded its team w<strong>hi</strong>ch<br />

is now made up of a wide<br />

range of specialists including<br />

a team leader for void fill<br />

and protective packaging<br />

solutions; a sales executive;<br />

a road-based engineer to carry<br />

out maintenance; and two<br />

support specialists. At the<br />

same time<br />

Calvin Hankins<br />

has joined<br />

Automated<br />

Packaging as<br />

quality and improvements<br />

manager reaffirming its<br />

efficiency commitment after<br />

the company recently updated<br />

its ISO 9001:2015 accreditation<br />

for quality management.<br />

Diary<br />

Dates<br />

25 – 27, SEPTEMBER, 2018<br />

PPMA Show 2018<br />

NEC, Birmingham<br />

www.ppmashow.co.uk<br />

17 JULY<br />

PPMA Seminar<br />

Social Media for B2B<br />

Organisations<br />

Marriott Hotel, Manchester<br />

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

19 JULY<br />

PPMA Seminar<br />

Sales for Non-Sales<br />

People<br />

Marriott Hotel, Northampton<br />

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

25 – 27 JULY<br />

TAROS 2018<br />

Bristol Robotics Laboratory<br />

www.brl.ac.uk/taros2018<br />

8 AUGUST<br />

PPMA Seminar<br />

Introduction to Project<br />

Management<br />

Fo<strong>res</strong>t of Arden, Birmingham<br />

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

25 – 27 SEPTEMBER<br />

FACHPACK 2018<br />

Nuremberg, Germany<br />

www.fachpack.de<br />

Marcel Meyer, ceo and<br />

p<strong>res</strong>ident of Robatech for the<br />

last 26 years is now going to<br />

focus on <strong>hi</strong>s <strong>res</strong>ponsibilities<br />

as chairman of the board of<br />

directors and strategic tasks<br />

for the company.<br />

Martin Meier, who has been<br />

<strong>with</strong> the company since 1997,<br />

takes over the CEO role,<br />

assuming the day-do-day<br />

management of the worldwide<br />

operating Group.<br />

Sewtec has announced its intention to double turnover to<br />

£32 million in five years as the company initiates a growth plan<br />

following a management buyout last year.<br />

In the first three months of 2018, the company secured<br />

£10 million of orders w<strong>hi</strong>le creating eight new engineering,<br />

manufacturing and sales roles in the process.<br />

“We have had an excellent start to the year and intend to maintain<br />

our momentum,” says Sewtec managing director Mark Cook.<br />

10 – 11 OCTOBER<br />

Photonex Europe 2018<br />

Ricoh Arena, Birmingham<br />

www.photonex.org<br />

10 – 11 OCTOBER<br />

Robotics & Automation<br />

Arena MK, Milton Keynes<br />

www.roboticsandautomation.com<br />

14 – 17 OCTOBER<br />

PACK EXPO<br />

International<br />

C<strong>hi</strong>cago, USA<br />

www.packexpointernational.com


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Buyers Guide: Ancillary Equipment<br />

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AS-i / IO-LINKNETWORKS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

Advertise: Christine Valdes T E: gb.sales@interroll.com www.interroll.co.uk<br />

020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

CABLES / POWER SUPPLIES<br />

Birmingham, B11 2BH<br />

T: 07780 470457<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

Buyers Guide: Processing<br />

T: 01536<br />

Equipment<br />

460766 F: 01536 460866<br />

Baumer<br />

Advertise: Christine Valdes T Limited<br />

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

Baumer Limited<br />

Ancillary Equipment<br />

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

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Ancillary Equipment E: sales.uk@baumer.com Advertise: Christine<br />

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

Valdes<br />

www.pilz.co.uk<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

T 020 8773 5517 Middlesex E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

TW12 2HD<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

CARBON REDUCTION<br />

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

www.powercapacitors.co.uk<br />

COLOUR SENSORS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

MACHINE GUARDING SYSTEMS<br />

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

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

E: pbu@goudsmit.eu<br />

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

CONTROL PANELS<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEMS<br />

HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE<br />

Buyers Guide:<br />

PILZ Automation<br />

Packaging<br />

Technology<br />

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

PILZ Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

Automation Technology<br />

CONTROL SOFTWARE<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

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

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<br />

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

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

Processing PILZ Automation Equipment<br />

Technology<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

www.baumer.com<br />

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

CONVEYORS – BELT<br />

T: 01452 728753<br />

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

www.ckf.co.uk<br />

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

CONVEYORS – MOTORISED DRUMS<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

CONVEYORS –ROLLER<br />

T: 01452 728753<br />

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

www.ckf.co.uk<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

CYLINDER SENSORS / ENCODERS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

DATA MATRIX READERS<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

DESIGN SOFTWARE<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

DRUM MOTORS<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

ENCODERS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

ENERGY EFFICIENCY<br />

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

www.powercapacitors.co.uk<br />

Birmingham, B11 2BH<br />

T: 07780 470457<br />

EX-HAZARDOUS AREA EQUIPMENT<br />

Saint-Maurice cedex<br />

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

E: contact@marechal.com<br />

www.marechal.com<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

FIELDBUS SYSTEMS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

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

FILTERS – MAGNETIC<br />

Goudsmit Magnetics Group<br />

Peter Buckley<br />

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

www.goudsmitmagnets.com<br />

FLOW SENSORS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

INDUCTIVE SENSORS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcesters<strong>hi</strong>re, WR14 1GL<br />

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

www.schmersal.co.uk<br />

Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

www.schmersal.net<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

INDUSTRIAL ENERGY SAVING<br />

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

www.powercapacitors.co.uk<br />

Birmingham, B11 2BH<br />

T: 07780 470457<br />

LEVEL SENSORS<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

LINEAR MOTORS<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Park,<br />

Wokingham, RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077<br />

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

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcesters<strong>hi</strong>re, WR14 1GL<br />

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

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

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

MAGNETIC SENSORS<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

MAGNETIC SEPARATORS<br />

Goudsmit Magnetics Group<br />

Peter Buckley<br />

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

E: pbu@goudsmit.eu<br />

www.goudsmitmagnets.com<br />

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Ancillary Equipment<br />

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

MANUFACTURING EXECUTION/<br />

INFORMATION SYSTEMS<br />

Birmingham, B45 8JL<br />

Bytronic<br />

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

E: enquiries@bytronic.com<br />

www.bytronic.com<br />

Goudsmit Magnetics Group<br />

Peter Buckley<br />

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

E: pbu@goudsmit.eu<br />

www.goudsmitmagnets.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Park,<br />

Wokingham, RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077<br />

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

MOTORISED DRUMS<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

Baumer Limited<br />

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

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

PHOTOELECTRIC SENSORS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

PIPEWORK / DUCTING<br />

JACOB (UK) LTD<br />

T: 01694 722841<br />

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

www.jacob-uk.com<br />

T: 01694 722841<br />

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

www.jacob-uk.com<br />

PRESSURE SENSORS<br />

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

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

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

Baumer Limited<br />

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

ULTRASONIC SENSORS<br />

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re, SN6 8TZ<br />

MOTION CONTROL<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

Advertise: Christine Valdes T<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

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

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS Schmersal Ltd<br />

T: Buyers 01727 831121 F: 01727 856767 Guide: Packaging Worcesters<strong>hi</strong>re, Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

WR14 1GL<br />

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

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

T<br />

E<br />

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

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

REGISTRATION MARK SCANNERS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

RESOLVERS<br />

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

Baumer Limited<br />

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

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

RFID / DATA MATRIX<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

ROBOT SYSTEMS<br />

BW Container Systems<br />

Doncaster,Yorks<strong>hi</strong>re DN11 8EW<br />

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

www.bwintegratedsystems.com<br />

Coventry, CV7 9DR<br />

T: 024 7605 3000<br />

E: marketing@fanuc.co.uk<br />

www.fanuc.eu<br />

SAFETY COMPONENTS<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Buyers Guide: PNEUMATIC Processing CONTROL EQUIPMENT Equipment<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

METAL DETECTION<br />

JACOB (UK) LTD<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcesters<strong>hi</strong>re, WR14 1GL<br />

SAFETY LIGHT CURTAINS<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

Advertise: Christine Valdes 020 8773 5517 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Advertise: Christine SENSORS Valdes FOR AUTOMATION<br />

T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

VALVES<br />

PHOTOCELLS /<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Balluff Ltd<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

Ches<strong>hi</strong>re, CW9 7UA<br />

DISTANCE MEASUREMENT<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

T: 01606 812 777<br />

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

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

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

Baumer Limited<br />

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

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

SERVO CONTROL SYSTEMS<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Park,<br />

Wokingham, RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077<br />

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

TACHOS<br />

TEMPERATURE SENSORS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

Baumer Limited<br />

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

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

Processing Equipment<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

VALVE FEEDBACK<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

Gemu Valves Ltd<br />

T: 01925 824044<br />

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

www.gemu.co.uk<br />

Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

VIBRATION MONITORING<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

VISION SENSORS<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

ifm electronic Ltd<br />

Oldfield Road, Hampton,<br />

Middlesex TW12 2HD<br />

T: 020 8213-2222<br />

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

www.ifm.com/uk<br />

PILZ Automation Technology<br />

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

Northants, NN18 8TJ<br />

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

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

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

T: 01452 728753<br />

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

www.ckf.co.uk<br />

Baumer Limited<br />

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

Majors Road, Watchfield, Swindon, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re, SN6 8TZ<br />

T: +44 1793 783 839<br />

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

www.baumer.com<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING:<br />

3D PRINTING<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

ADHESIVES<br />

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

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

AUTOCLAVES & STERILIZERS<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

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

BAKERY PROCESS EQUIPMENT<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

FlexLink Systems Limited<br />

Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN<br />

T: 01908 327200<br />

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

www.flexlink.com<br />

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

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

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

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

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

Winkworth<br />

Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

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

BAKING<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Steck Depositors Limited<br />

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

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

E: sales@steckdepositors.com<br />

www.steckdepositors.com<br />

BISCUIT PROCESS EQUIPMENT<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

BLENDING<br />

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

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

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

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

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.com<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Silverson Mac<strong>hi</strong>nes Ltd<br />

Waterside, Chesham, Buckinghams<strong>hi</strong>re HP5 1PQ<br />

T: 01494 786331<br />

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

www.silverson.co.uk<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

BOWL CHOPPER<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

BREAKFAST CEREAL<br />

PROCESS EQUIPMENT<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

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Buyers Guide: Processing Equipment<br />

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

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

Winkworth<br />

T: 01452 728753<br />

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

BULK PRODUCT<br />

HANDLING SYSTEMS<br />

Coperion K-Tron GB<br />

4 Acorn Business Park, Stockport, Ches<strong>hi</strong>re, SK4 1AS<br />

T: 0161 209 4810<br />

E: ckb@coperionktron.com<br />

www@coperionktron.com<br />

JACOB (UK) LTD<br />

T: 01694 722841<br />

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

www.jacob-uk.com<br />

piab<br />

Loughborough, LE11 5XN<br />

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

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

Riley<br />

Automation Ltd<br />

Fo<strong>res</strong>ters Business Park,<br />

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

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

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

Tranent, East Lot<strong>hi</strong>an, EH33 1HD<br />

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

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

COATING<br />

AMP Rose<br />

Gainsborough,<br />

Lincolns<strong>hi</strong>re, DN21 1QT<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

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

Valco Melton UK<br />

Hortonwood 32,<br />

Telford TF1 7YN<br />

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

E: ask@valcomelton.com www.valcomelton.com<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

CONFECTIONERY PROCESS<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

AMP Rose<br />

Gainsborough,<br />

Lincolns<strong>hi</strong>re, DN21 1QT<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

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

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com T<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.com<br />

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

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

Winkworth<br />

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

CONVEYORS<br />

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

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

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

www.ckf.co.uk<br />

Grote Company<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

E: sales@grotecompany.com<br />

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

piab<br />

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

Loughborough, LE11 5XN<br />

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

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

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

CONVEYORS - UV<br />

JenAct<br />

T: +44 (0)1256 892194<br />

E: jenact@jenton.co.uk<br />

www.jenact.co.uk<br />

COOKING KETTLES<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

COSMETIC & TOILETRY<br />

PROCESSING EQUIPMENT<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

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

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

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

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

Winkworth<br />

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

DAIRY EQUIPMENT<br />

FlexLink Systems Limited<br />

Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN<br />

T: 01908 327200<br />

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

www.flexlink.com<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

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

Processing Equipment Advertise: Christine Valdes 020 8773 5517 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

Buyers Guide: Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Yorks<strong>hi</strong>re Packaging Systems Ltd<br />

Woodkirk Freight Terminal, Quarry Lane,<br />

Woodkirk, Dewsbury, West Yorks<strong>hi</strong>re WF12 7JJ<br />

T: 01924 441355 F: 01924 440686<br />

E: enquiries@yps.co.uk www.yps.co.uk<br />

Processing Equipment<br />

DEPOSITORS LIQUIDS/SOLIDS<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

Grote Company<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

E: sales@grotecompany.com<br />

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

Karmelle Ltd<br />

Unit 17, Queens Mill Industrial Estate,<br />

Queens Mill Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3RR<br />

T: 01484 533356<br />

E: Karmelle@gmail.com www.karmelle.com<br />

G Mondini (UK) Ltd<br />

W<strong>hi</strong>tebridge Lane,<br />

W<strong>hi</strong>tebridge Estates, Stone, Staffs ST15 8LY<br />

T: E 01785 812512 F: 01785 819512<br />

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

Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Advertise: Christine Valdes 020 8773 5517 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Riggs Autopack Ltd<br />

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU<br />

T: 01282 440040<br />

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

www.riggsautopack.co.uk<br />

Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

SP Filling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,<br />

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF<br />

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

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

Steck Depositors Limited<br />

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

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

E: sales@steckdepositors.com<br />

www.steckdepositors.com<br />

DIAGNOSTIC TEST STRIP EQUIPMENT<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

DRUM EMPTYING<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

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

DRUM FILLING<br />

Adelp<strong>hi</strong> Group<br />

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,<br />

West Sussex RH16 1XQ<br />

T: 01444 472300<br />

W: www.adelp<strong>hi</strong>.uk.com<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

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

SP Filling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,<br />

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF<br />

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

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

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EXTRUSION<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Winkworth<br />

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

T: Buyers NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

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

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

E: Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

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

DT2 0LL<br />

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

T: 01935 483900<br />

Advertise: FILLING MACHINES: Christine LIQUID Valdes E: info.npu@netzsch.com T 020 8773www.netzsch.com<br />

5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

HOMOGENISATION<br />

Winkworth<br />

Adelp<strong>hi</strong> Group<br />

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,<br />

West Sussex RH16 1XQ<br />

T: 01444 472300<br />

W: www.adelp<strong>hi</strong>.uk.com<br />

Karmelle Ltd<br />

Unit 17, Queens Mill Industrial Estate,<br />

Queens Mill Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3RR<br />

T: 01484 533356<br />

E: Karmelle@gmail.com www.karmelle.com<br />

Riggs Autopack Ltd<br />

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU<br />

T: 01282 440040<br />

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

www.riggsautopack.co.uk<br />

SP Filling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,<br />

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF T<br />

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

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

FILTRATION EQUIPMENT<br />

d h industries<br />

dh industries<br />

Sullivan House, Fenton Way, Laindon,<br />

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK<br />

T: +44 (0)1268 410 666 - F: +44 (0)1268 410 777<br />

E: dh@d<strong>hi</strong>.co.uk - www.d<strong>hi</strong>.co.uk<br />

FOOD PROCESSING EQUIPMENT<br />

Grote Company<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

E: sales@grotecompany.com<br />

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

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

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

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

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

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

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Riggs Autopack Ltd<br />

Nelson, Lancs BB9 0HU<br />

T: 01282 440040<br />

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

www.riggsautopack.co.uk<br />

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcesters<strong>hi</strong>re, WR14 1GL<br />

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

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

Winkworth<br />

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

HEAT EXCHANGERS<br />

Krones UK Ltd<br />

Westregen House,<br />

Great Bank Road, Wingates Industrial Park,<br />

Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 3XB<br />

T: 01942 845000 F: 01942 845091 E<br />

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

HIGH PRESSURE PROCESSING<br />

EQUIPMENT (HPP)<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

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

Silverson Mac<strong>hi</strong>nes Ltd<br />

Waterside, Chesham, Buckinghams<strong>hi</strong>re HP5 1PQ<br />

T: 01494 786331<br />

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

www.silverson.co.uk<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

MEAT PROCESSING EQUIPMENT<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

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

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

MECHANISATION –UNPACKED<br />

MECHANICAL HANDLING<br />

PROCESS AREA<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

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

MINCING & GRINDING<br />

Bizerba (UK) Limited<br />

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS<br />

T: 01908 682740<br />

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

www.bizerba.com<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

MIXING MACHINES<br />

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

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

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

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

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.com<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Silverson Mac<strong>hi</strong>nes Ltd<br />

Waterside, Chesham, Buckinghams<strong>hi</strong>re HP5 1PQ<br />

T: 01494 786331<br />

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

www.silverson.co.uk<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

MIXING VESSELS<br />

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

Adelp<strong>hi</strong> Group<br />

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,<br />

West Sussex RH16 1XQ<br />

T: 01444 472300<br />

W: www.adelp<strong>hi</strong>.uk.com<br />

d h industries<br />

dh industries<br />

Sullivan House, Fenton Way, Laindon,<br />

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK<br />

T: +44 (0)1268 410 666 - F: +44 (0)1268 410 777<br />

E: dh@d<strong>hi</strong>.co.uk - www.d<strong>hi</strong>.co.uk<br />

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

PASTA COOKERS<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

PASTEURISERS<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

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

KHS UK Limited<br />

6 Monkspath Business Park,<br />

Highlands Road, S<strong>hi</strong>rley, Solihull, B90 4NY<br />

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935<br />

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com<br />

PHARMACEUTICAL PROCESSING<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

Coperion K-Tron GB<br />

4 Acorn Business Park, Stockport, Ches<strong>hi</strong>re, SK4 1AS<br />

T: 0161 209 4810<br />

E: ckb@coperionktron.com<br />

www@coperionktron.com<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

PILOT PLANT<br />

Winkworth<br />

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

PIZZA EQUIPMENT<br />

Grote Company<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

E: sales@grotecompany.com<br />

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

G Mondini (UK) Ltd<br />

W<strong>hi</strong>tebridge Lane,<br />

W<strong>hi</strong>tebridge Estates, Stone, Staffs ST15 8LY<br />

T: 01785 812512 F: 01785 819512<br />

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

Multipond Limited<br />

Genoa Way, High Wycombe, HP11 1NY<br />

T: 01494 471580 F: 01494 533487<br />

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

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Processing Equipment<br />

Steck Depositors Limited<br />

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

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

E: sales@steckdepositors.com<br />

www.steckdepositors.com<br />

PUMPS<br />

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

T: 01372 737300 E: sales.LN@leybold.com<br />

www.leybold.com<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

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

PUMPS VACUUM<br />

piab<br />

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

Loughborough, LE11 5XN<br />

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

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

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Advertise: Christine Valdes 020 8773 5517 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

E<br />

SANDWICH PREPARATION<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

Grote Company<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

E: sales@grotecompany.com<br />

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

Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

SAUSAGE PRODUCTION<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

SLICING & DICING<br />

Bizerba (UK) Limited<br />

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS<br />

T: 01908 682740<br />

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

www.bizerba.com<br />

Grote Company<br />

Wrexham, LL13 7YP<br />

www.grotecompany.com<br />

E: sales@grotecompany.com<br />

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

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

SMOKE GENERATORS<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

SMOKE OVENS<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

SNACK PROCESS EQUIPMENT<br />

Baker Perkins Ltd<br />

Manor Drive,<br />

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

E: bpltd@bakerperkins.com<br />

www.bakerperkins.com<br />

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

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

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

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Ancillary Equipment<br />

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EQUIPMENT<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

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

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

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

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

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

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

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

VACUUM PROCESS VESSELS<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

Winkworth<br />

Scorpion Vision Ltd<br />

Lymington, Hamps<strong>hi</strong>re SO41 0ED<br />

T: 01590 679333<br />

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

www.scorpionvision.co.uk<br />

SPECIAL PURPOSE MACHINES<br />

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Ltd<br />

Dorchester, Dorset,<br />

DT2 0LL<br />

T: 01935 483900<br />

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

Winkworth<br />

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

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

SORTING Buyers<br />

STERILISING TUNNELS<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

EQUIPMENT Guide: Processing Equipment<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

JenAct<br />

T: +44 (0)1256 892194<br />

T<br />

E: jenact@jenton.co.uk<br />

www.jenact.co.uk<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

Tranent, East Lot<strong>hi</strong>an, EH33 1HD<br />

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

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

TABLETTING &<br />

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

VISCOSITY CONTROL<br />

Cremer Speciaalmac<strong>hi</strong>nes BV<br />

Heereweg 5, 2161 AB Lisse, The Netherlands<br />

T: +31 252 419038 F: +31 252 418718<br />

E: sales@cremer.com<br />

www.cremer.com<br />

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

E: sales@jrboone.com<br />

www.jrboone.com<br />

Advertise: Christine Valdes 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

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

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

Morton Mixers<br />

T: 0845 277 0939<br />

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

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

Winkworth<br />

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

Jenton International Ltd<br />

T: +44 (0)1256 892194<br />

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

www.jenton.co.uk<br />

WASHING/STERILISING EQUIPMENT<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

X-RAY INSPECTION<br />

Is<strong>hi</strong>da Europe Ltd<br />

Kettles Wood Drive,<br />

EWoodgate Business Park, Birmingham B32 3DB<br />

T: 0121 607 7700 F: 0121 607 7666<br />

E: info@is<strong>hi</strong>daeurope.com www.is<strong>hi</strong>daeurope.com<br />

Processing Equipment Advertise: Christine Valdes 020 8773 5517 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

Sealpac UK Ltd<br />

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

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

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

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

Processing Equipment<br />

Sparc Systems Ltd<br />

Malvern, Worcesters<strong>hi</strong>re, WR13 6NP<br />

T: 01684 310000<br />

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

www.sparc-systems.co.uk<br />

Buyers Guide: Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

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

ADHESIVES<br />

Integrated Glueing Technology<br />

INTEGRATED GLUEING TECHNOLOGY<br />

Melksham, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re SN12 6TT<br />

T: 01225 783456<br />

E: general@igluetech.co.uk www.igluetech.co.uk<br />

ADHESIVE APPLICATORS<br />

Integrated Glueing Technology<br />

INTEGRATED GLUEING TECHNOLOGY<br />

Melksham, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re SN12 6TT<br />

T: 01225 783456<br />

E: general@igluetech.co.uk www.igluetech.co.uk<br />

Nordson (U.K.) Ltd.<br />

25 Faraday Road, Rabans Lane Industrial Area,<br />

Aylesbury, HP19 8RY<br />

T: 01296 610 140 F: 01296 610 175<br />

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

www.nordson.co.uk/adhesives<br />

Valco Melton UK<br />

Hortonwood 32,<br />

Telford TF1 7YN<br />

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

E: ask@valcomelton.com www.valcomelton.com<br />

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

Tranent, East Lot<strong>hi</strong>an, EH33 1HD<br />

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

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

W H Leary, Robatech<br />

Basildon, Essex, SS15 6SW<br />

T: 01268 490035<br />

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

www.whleary.co.uk<br />

AEROSOL & SPRAY EQUIPMENT<br />

d h industries<br />

dh industries<br />

Sullivan House, Fenton Way, Laindon,<br />

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK<br />

T: +44 (0)1268 410 666 - F: +44 (0)1268 410 777<br />

E: dh@d<strong>hi</strong>.co.uk - www.d<strong>hi</strong>.co.uk<br />

AUTOMATIC GUIDED VEHICLES<br />

Ocme UK Ltd<br />

King John Hse, Kingsclere Park,<br />

Kingsclere, Newbury, Berks<strong>hi</strong>re RG20 4SW<br />

T: 01635 298171 F: 01635 297936<br />

E: sales.uk@ocme.com www.ocme.com<br />

BAGGING EQUIPMENT<br />

AMP Rose<br />

Gainsborough,<br />

Lincolns<strong>hi</strong>re, DN21 1QT<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

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

automated packaging systems<br />

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ<br />

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401<br />

Email: sales@autobag.co.uk www.autobag.co.uk<br />

Nottingham, NG9 1PF, United Kingdom<br />

T: 0115 967 8787 E: sales@bwflexiblesystems<br />

www.bwflexiblesystems.com<br />

E<br />

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd<br />

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

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern<br />

Gainsborough Engineering Company<br />

Long Wood Road, Corringham Road Industrial Estate,<br />

Gainsborough, DN21 1QB<br />

T: 01427 617677<br />

F: 01427 810443<br />

E: sales@gains-eng.co.uk<br />

www.gains-eng.co.uk<br />

Gainsborough Industrial Controls Ltd<br />

Alpha Works, Sandars Road, Heapham Road<br />

Industrial Estate, Gainsborough DN21 1RZ<br />

T: 01427 611885<br />

E: sales@gic.uk.net www.gic.uk.net<br />

Ilapak Ltd<br />

Uxbridge, Middlesex<br />

UB8 2YF<br />

T: 020 8797 2000<br />

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

Line Equipment Ltd<br />

Nottingham, NG16 3SU<br />

T: 01773 717007<br />

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

www.lineequipment.co.uk<br />

Optima Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery PLC<br />

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hamps<strong>hi</strong>re SO23 7TF<br />

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

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

PFM House, 2 Pilgrim Way,<br />

Leeds LS28 6LU<br />

PFM Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery T: +44 (0)113 Ltd 2393401<br />

E: sales@pfmuk.com<br />

www.pfmuk.com<br />

Rovema Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nes Ltd<br />

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,<br />

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP<br />

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440<br />

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

www.rovema.com<br />

STATEC BINDER GmbH<br />

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 T Gleisdorf,<br />

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0<br />

E: office@statec-binder.com<br />

www.statec-binder.com<br />

BAG PALLETISERS<br />

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd<br />

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

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

T: 01452 728753<br />

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

www.ckf.co.uk<br />

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Burnley BB12 6HH<br />

T: 0845 265 7570<br />

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

STATEC BINDER GmbH<br />

Industriestrasse 32, 8200 Gleisdorf,<br />

Austria. T: +43 3112 38580-0<br />

E: office@statec-binder.com<br />

www.statec-binder.com<br />

BAG SEALERS<br />

automated packaging systems<br />

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ<br />

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401<br />

Email: sales@autobag.co.uk www.autobag.co.uk<br />

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd<br />

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

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern<br />

Jenton International Ltd<br />

T: +44 (0)1256 892194<br />

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

www.jenton.co.uk<br />

Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Advertise: Christine Valdes 020 8773 5517 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

RM Sealers Ltd<br />

Valley E Farm, Dagnall, Herts HP4 1QR<br />

T: 01442 843387<br />

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

www.rmsealers.co.uk<br />

BANDING<br />

Gordian Strapping Ltd<br />

Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hamps<strong>hi</strong>re, RG21 6XX<br />

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

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com<br />

www.gordianstrapping.com<br />

Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

Jenton International Ltd<br />

T: +44 (0)1256 892194<br />

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

www.jenton.co.uk<br />

Packaging Aids Ltd<br />

1 Lords Way,<br />

Basildon, Essex<br />

SS13 1TN<br />

T: 01268 885885<br />

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

www.packerproducts.co.uk<br />

Sollas UK Ltd<br />

Hamps<strong>hi</strong>re RG28 7BB<br />

T: 01256 896930<br />

E: sales@sollasuk.com www.sollas.com<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

BAR CODE READER<br />

VERIFICATION-OCR<br />

Birmingham, B45 8JL<br />

Bytronic<br />

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

E: enquiries@bytronic.com<br />

www.bytronic.com<br />

www.logopak.co.uk<br />

T: 01904 692333<br />

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

88 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST 2018 www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk<br />

Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

SICK (UK) LTD<br />

Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Rd,<br />

St Albans, Herts AL1 5BN<br />

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

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

BAR CODE SYSTEMS<br />

Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 BOX MAKING 8773 5517 E<br />

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

CAMA 3 Ltd<br />

Acrovision<br />

Hertfords<strong>hi</strong>re, AL3 8JP<br />

T: 0845 337 0250<br />

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

www.acrovision.co.uk<br />

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

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

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

T: 01844 213177<br />

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.com<br />

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd<br />

53 Central Way, Andover,<br />

Hamps<strong>hi</strong>re, SP10 5AN<br />

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333<br />

E: sales@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com<br />

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

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

Cobalt Systems Ltd<br />

Cobalt House, Arden Square,<br />

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

T: 01270 539800<br />

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

Industrial Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

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

T: 0161 655 4846<br />

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

www.ilsystems.co.uk<br />

01480 408500 mail@leuze.co.uk www.leuze.co.uk<br />

www.logopak.co.uk<br />

T: 01904 692333<br />

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

Tranent, East Lot<strong>hi</strong>an, EH33 1HD<br />

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

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

BESPOKE MACHINE BUILDER<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

BLISTER PACKERS<br />

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd<br />

53 Central Way, Andover,<br />

Hamps<strong>hi</strong>re, SP10 5AN<br />

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333<br />

E: sales@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com<br />

Dividella AG<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairac<strong>res</strong>, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865<br />

www.dividella.com<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairac<strong>res</strong>, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865 E: info@uk.medipak.systems.com<br />

www.medipak-systems.com<br />

Mediseal GmbH<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairac<strong>res</strong>, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865<br />

www.mediseal.de<br />

Sepha Ltd<br />

Unit 25, Carrowreagh Business Park,<br />

Carrowreagh Road, Dundonald,<br />

Belfast BT16 1QQ<br />

T: 028 9048 4848 F: 028 9048 0890<br />

E: info@sepha.com www.sepha.com<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

BLOW MOULDING<br />

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP<br />

T: 01235 537222<br />

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

CAN FILLING EQUIPMENT<br />

All-Fill International Ltd<br />

5 Gateshead Close, Sunderland Rd,<br />

Sandy, Bedfords<strong>hi</strong>re SG19 1RS<br />

T: 01767 691100 F: 01767 681406<br />

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

KHS UK Limited<br />

6 Monkspath Business Park,<br />

Highlands Road, S<strong>hi</strong>rley, Solihull, B90 4NY<br />

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935<br />

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com<br />

MULTI-FILL Inc. T: +1 801 280 1570<br />

multifill multifil<br />

E: sales@multi-fill.com<br />

www.multi-fill.com<br />

Multipond Limited<br />

Genoa Way, High Wycombe, HP11 1NY<br />

T: 01494 471580 F: 01494 533487<br />

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

CAPPERS<br />

Adelp<strong>hi</strong> Group<br />

Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath,<br />

West Sussex RH16 1XQ<br />

T: 01444 472300<br />

W: www.adelp<strong>hi</strong>.uk.com<br />

Advanced Dynamics Ltd<br />

Unit 3, 606 Industrial Park,<br />

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

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

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

www.advanceddynamics.co.uk<br />

Cap Coder Ltd<br />

Monument Business Park,<br />

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW<br />

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

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

Holmach Ltd<br />

The Dingle, Pilsgate,<br />

Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW<br />

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

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

Karmelle Ltd<br />

Unit 17, Queens Mill Industrial Estate,<br />

Queens Mill Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3RR<br />

T: 01484 533356<br />

E: Karmelle@gmail.com www.karmelle.com<br />

Optima Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery PLC<br />

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hamps<strong>hi</strong>re SO23 7TF<br />

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

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

Propack Automation Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Ltd<br />

10 Hill Wootton Rd, Leek Wootton, Warwicks, CV35 7QL<br />

T: 02476 470074<br />

E: office@propack.co.uk<br />

www.propack.co.uk<br />

PO Box 1085, Aylesbury HP20 9LP<br />

T: 01235 537222<br />

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

Shemesh Automation UK<br />

Berkeley Square, Mayfair,<br />

London W1J 6DB T: +44 207 887 6004<br />

E: SA@shemeshautomation.com<br />

www.shemeshautomation.com<br />

SP Filling Systems Ltd<br />

Unit 28, Ddole Industrial Estate,<br />

Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF<br />

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

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

CARTONING SYSTEMS<br />

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd<br />

53 Central Way, Andover,<br />

Hamps<strong>hi</strong>re, SP10 5AN<br />

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333<br />

E: sales@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com<br />

Suite 44, Berkeley House,<br />

Hunts Rise, South Marston Park,<br />

Swindon, Wilts, SN3 4TG<br />

T: 01793 831111 F: 01793 831481<br />

E: cama3@camagroup.com www.camagroup.com<br />

CME Ltd<br />

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

T: 01460 269500<br />

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

www.cme-ltd.com<br />

Dividella AG<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairac<strong>res</strong>, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865<br />

www.dividella.com<br />

ETPACK SPRINTER UK LTD<br />

NEWBURY, BERKS, RG14 5SJ<br />

T: 01635 905090<br />

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

www.et-pack.com<br />

Integrated Glueing Technology<br />

INTEGRATED GLUEING TECHNOLOGY<br />

Melksham, Wilts<strong>hi</strong>re SN12 6TT<br />

T: 01225 783456<br />

E: general@igluetech.co.uk www.igluetech.co.uk<br />

Jacob W<strong>hi</strong>te Packaging Ltd<br />

Riverside Way, Dartford, Kent DA1 5BY<br />

T: 01322 272531 F: 01322 270692<br />

E: enquiries@jacobw<strong>hi</strong>te.com<br />

www.jacobw<strong>hi</strong>te.com<br />

Kliklok International Ltd<br />

Western Drive, Bristol BS14 0AY<br />

E: michelle.newman@bosch.com<br />

T: 01275 836131<br />

www.kliklok-int.com<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairac<strong>res</strong>, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865 E: info@uk.medipak.systems.com<br />

www.medipak-systems.com<br />

Mediseal GmbH<br />

Körber Medipak Systems UK<br />

Fairac<strong>res</strong>, Windsor SL4 4LE<br />

T: 01753 754865<br />

www.mediseal.de<br />

Norden (UK) Ltd<br />

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

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

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

www.nordenmac<strong>hi</strong>nery.se<br />

Optima Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery PLC<br />

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hamps<strong>hi</strong>re SO23 7TF<br />

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

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

Propack Automation Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Ltd<br />

10 Hill Wootton Rd, Leek Wootton, Warwicks, CV35 7QL<br />

T: 02476 470074<br />

E: office@propack.co.uk<br />

www.propack.co.uk<br />

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

T: 0115 875 9846<br />

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

Rovema Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nes Ltd<br />

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,<br />

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP<br />

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440<br />

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

www.rovema.com<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

PACKAGING MACHINERY SPECIALISTS<br />

T: 01420 542505 E: info@springvaleltd.co.uk<br />

www.springvaleltd.co.uk<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

CASE ERECTING/FILLING SEALING<br />

Aetna UK Limited<br />

Oakley, Bedford,<br />

MK43 7TA<br />

T: 01234 825050<br />

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

Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

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

www.blueprintautomation.com<br />

CAMA 3 Ltd<br />

Suite 44, Berkeley House,<br />

Hunts Rise, South Marston Park,<br />

Swindon, Wilts, SN3 4TG<br />

T: 01793 831111 F: 01793 831481<br />

E: cama3@camagroup.com www.camagroup.com<br />

Endoline Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Ltd<br />

Biggleswade, SG18 8QB<br />

T: 01767 316422<br />

E: sales@endoline-automation.com<br />

www.endoline-automation.com<br />

ETT UK Limited<br />

Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7TD<br />

T: 01502 470812<br />

E: geoff@ett-uk.com<br />

www.ett-uk.com<br />

T: 01452 728753<br />

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

www.ckf.co.uk<br />

Gordian Strapping Ltd<br />

Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hamps<strong>hi</strong>re, RG21 6XX<br />

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

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com<br />

www.gordianstrapping.com<br />

Jacob W<strong>hi</strong>te Packaging Ltd<br />

Riverside Way, Dartford, Kent DA1 5BY<br />

T: 01322 272531 F: 01322 270692<br />

E: enquiries@jacobw<strong>hi</strong>te.com<br />

www.jacobw<strong>hi</strong>te.com<br />

Anson Way, Ellough,<br />

Beccles NR34 7TJ<br />

T: 01502 713777<br />

E: info@linkxpackaging.com<br />

www.linkxpackaging.com<br />

Paramount<br />

Packaging Systems<br />

T: 01252 815252<br />

E: fuji@paramount-packaging.co.uk<br />

www.paramount-packaging.co.uk<br />

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Burnley BB12 6HH<br />

T: 0845 265 7570<br />

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

Propack Automation Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Ltd<br />

10 Hill Wootton Rd, Leek Wootton, Warwicks, CV35 7QL<br />

T: 02476 470074<br />

E: office@propack.co.uk<br />

www.propack.co.uk<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Park,<br />

Wokingham, RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077<br />

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

SCM Handling Ltd<br />

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,<br />

Somerset, TA4 3RU<br />

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806<br />

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

4 Excalibur Halls, Anson<br />

Way, Beccles NR34 7TJ<br />

T: 01502 717818<br />

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

www.siat.co.uk<br />

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

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

E: mac<strong>hi</strong>ne.sales@smurfitkappa.co.uk<br />

www.mac<strong>hi</strong>nesystems.co.uk<br />

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Tekpak Automation Ltd (UK)<br />

T: +44 (0)113 3505694<br />

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

www.tekpak.co.uk<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk JULY/AUGUST 2018 MACHINERY UPDATE<br />

The Food Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<br />

Rotech Mac<strong>hi</strong>nes Limited<br />

Hertfords<strong>hi</strong>re AL7 1AJ<br />

T: +44 (0) 1707 393700<br />

E: sales@rotechmac<strong>hi</strong>nes.com<br />

www. rotechmac<strong>hi</strong>nes.com<br />

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TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

4 Excalibur Halls, Anson<br />

Way, Beccles NR34 7TJ<br />

T: 01502 717818<br />

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

www.siat.co.uk<br />

Is<strong>hi</strong>da Europe Ltd<br />

Kettles Wood Drive,<br />

Woodgate Business Park, Birmingham B32 3DB<br />

T: 0121 607 7700 F: 0121 607 7666<br />

E: info@is<strong>hi</strong>daeurope.com www.is<strong>hi</strong>daeurope.com<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

CASE LINING/FILLING/CLOSING<br />

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

www.blueprintautomation.com<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

CASE PACKERS AUTOMATIC<br />

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

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

E: mac<strong>hi</strong>ne.sales@smurfitkappa.co.uk<br />

www.mac<strong>hi</strong>nesystems.co.uk<br />

Tekpak Automation Ltd (UK)<br />

T: +44 (0)113 3505694<br />

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

www.tekpak.co.uk<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

M.D.S. Ltd Metal Detection Services<br />

St. Martins Studios, Greenbank Road,<br />

Sale, Ches<strong>hi</strong>re M33 5PN<br />

T: Sales 0161 286 8755 T: 0161 286 8750<br />

E: sales@mds.org.uk www.mds.org.uk<br />

Reiser UK Ltd<br />

Maidstone Road, Kingston,<br />

Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD<br />

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

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

Sparc Systems Ltd<br />

Malvern, Worcesters<strong>hi</strong>re, WR13 6NP<br />

T: 01684 310000<br />

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

www.sparc-systems.co.uk<br />

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

Tranent, East Lot<strong>hi</strong>an, EH33 1HD<br />

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

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

CODING MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE<br />

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd<br />

53 Central Way, Andover,<br />

Hamps<strong>hi</strong>re, SP10 5AN<br />

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333<br />

E: sales@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com<br />

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

www.blueprintautomation.com<br />

BW Container Systems<br />

Doncaster,Yorks<strong>hi</strong>re DN11 8EW<br />

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

www.bwintegratedsystems.com<br />

CAMA 3 Ltd<br />

Suite 44, Berkeley House,<br />

Hunts Rise, South Marston Park,<br />

Swindon, Wilts, SN3 4TG<br />

T: 01793 831111 F: 01793 831481<br />

E: cama3@camagroup.com www.camagroup.com<br />

Endoline Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Ltd<br />

Biggleswade, SG18 8QB<br />

T: 01767 316422<br />

E: sales@endoline-automation.com<br />

www.endoline-automation.com<br />

T: 01452 728753<br />

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

www.ckf.co.uk<br />

CASE TAPING/STRAPPING/GLUING<br />

Aetna UK Limited<br />

Oakley, Bedford,<br />

MK43 7TA<br />

T: 01234 825050<br />

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

Endoline Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Ltd<br />

Biggleswade, SG18 8QB<br />

T: 01767 316422<br />

E: sales@endoline-automation.com<br />

www.endoline-automation.com<br />

Gordian Strapping Ltd<br />

Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hamps<strong>hi</strong>re, RG21 6XX<br />

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

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com<br />

www.gordianstrapping.com<br />

Nordson (U.K.) Ltd.<br />

25 Faraday Road, Rabans Lane Industrial Area,<br />

Aylesbury, HP19 8RY<br />

T: 01296 610 140 F: 01296 610 175<br />

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

www.nordson.co.uk/adhesives<br />

Yamato<br />

Leeds, LS12 6HH<br />

T: 0113 322 1546<br />

E: sales1@yamatoscale.co.uk<br />

www.yamatoscale.co.uk<br />

CHECKWEIGHERS - COMBINATION<br />

M.D.S. Ltd Metal Detection Services<br />

St. Martins Studios, Greenbank Road,<br />

Sale, Ches<strong>hi</strong>re M33 5PN<br />

T: Sales 0161 286 8755 T: 0161 286 8750<br />

E: sales@mds.org.uk www.mds.org.uk<br />

CODING & MARKING<br />

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

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

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

T: 01844 213177<br />

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.com<br />

Allen Coding<br />

Unit 9 Gateway 1000, W<strong>hi</strong>ttle Way,<br />

Arlington Business Park, Stevenage,<br />

Herts, SG1 2FP<br />

T: 01438 347770 F: 01438 347771<br />

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

COLLATING EQUIPMENT<br />

CME Ltd<br />

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

T: 01460 269500<br />

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

www.cme-ltd.com<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

CONFECTIONERY WRAPPING<br />

MACHINES<br />

AMP Rose<br />

Gainsborough,<br />

Lincolns<strong>hi</strong>re, DN21 1QT<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

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

ETT UK Limited<br />

Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7TD<br />

T: 01502 470812<br />

E: geoff@ett-uk.com<br />

www.ett-uk.com<br />

The Food Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<br />

Gordian Strapping Ltd<br />

Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hamps<strong>hi</strong>re, RG21 6XX<br />

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

E: sales@gordianstrapping.com<br />

www.gordianstrapping.com<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

4 Excalibur Halls, Anson<br />

Way, Beccles NR34 7TJ<br />

T: 01502 717818<br />

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

www.siat.co.uk<br />

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

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

E: mac<strong>hi</strong>ne.sales@smurfitkappa.co.uk<br />

www.mac<strong>hi</strong>nesystems.co.uk<br />

CENTRIFUGAL BOWL FEEDERS<br />

ATD Marking Systems<br />

Marley House, The Mill, Great Bowden Road,<br />

Market Harborough, Leicesters<strong>hi</strong>re, LE16 7DE<br />

T: 01858 461014 F: 01858 436900<br />

E: mail@atduk.com www.atduk.com<br />

Atlantic Zeiser Ltd<br />

53 Central Way, Andover,<br />

Hamps<strong>hi</strong>re, SP10 5AN<br />

T: 01264 324222 F: 01264 324333<br />

E: sales@atlanticzeiserUK.com www.atlanticzeiser.com<br />

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

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

CME Ltd<br />

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

T: 01460 269500<br />

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

www.cme-ltd.com<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

Paramount<br />

Packaging Systems<br />

T: 01252 815252<br />

E: fuji@paramount-packaging.co.uk<br />

www.paramount-packaging.co.uk<br />

Jacob W<strong>hi</strong>te Packaging Ltd<br />

Riverside Way, Dartford, Kent DA1 5BY<br />

T: 01322 272531 F: 01322 270692<br />

E: enquiries@jacobw<strong>hi</strong>te.com<br />

www.jacobw<strong>hi</strong>te.com<br />

KHS UK Limited<br />

6 Monkspath Business Park,<br />

Highlands Road, S<strong>hi</strong>rley, Solihull, B90 4NY<br />

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935<br />

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

Anson Way, Ellough,<br />

Beccles NR34 7TJ<br />

T: 01502 713777<br />

E: info@linkxpackaging.com<br />

www.linkxpackaging.com<br />

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Burnley BB12 6HH<br />

T: 0845 265 7570<br />

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

CHECKWEIGHER METAL<br />

DETECTOR COMBI UNITS<br />

Bizerba (UK) Limited<br />

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS<br />

T: 01908 682740<br />

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

www.bizerba.com<br />

The Food Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<br />

Sparc Systems Ltd<br />

Malvern, Worcesters<strong>hi</strong>re, WR13 6NP<br />

T: 01684 310000<br />

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

www.sparc-systems.co.uk<br />

CHECKWEIGHERS<br />

Cap Coder Ltd<br />

Monument Business Park,<br />

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW<br />

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

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

Domino UK Ltd<br />

Bar Hill, Cambridge<br />

CB23 8TU<br />

T: 01954 782551 E: enquiries@domino-uk.com<br />

www.domino-uk.com<br />

Industrial Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

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

T: 0161 655 4846<br />

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

www.ilsystems.co.uk<br />

Linx Printing<br />

Technologies Ltd<br />

St. Ives, PE27 5JL<br />

T: 01480 302661<br />

E: uksales@linx.co.uk www.linx.co.uk<br />

www.logopak.co.uk<br />

T: 01904 692333<br />

CONTRACT LABELLING<br />

Advanced Labelling Systems Ltd<br />

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

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

T: 01844 213177<br />

E: sales@als-eu.com www.als-eu.com<br />

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

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

CONVERGERS<br />

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

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

Jenton Ariana<br />

T: +44 (0)1256 892194<br />

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

www.jentonariana.co.uk<br />

Quin Systems Ltd<br />

Oaklands Park,<br />

Wokingham, RG41 2FD<br />

T: 0118 977 1077<br />

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

Anritsu Infivis Ltd<br />

200 Capability Green, Luton LU1 3LU<br />

T: +44(0)1582 433227<br />

E: ais-europe@anritsu.com<br />

www.anritsu.com<br />

Open Date Equipment Ltd<br />

Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4DG<br />

T: 020 8655 4999<br />

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

www.opendate.co.uk<br />

Kensal Handling Systems<br />

Kensal House, P<strong>res</strong>ident Way,<br />

Luton, LU2 9NR<br />

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776<br />

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

Rovema Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nes Ltd<br />

8 Merlin Centre, Gatehouse Close,<br />

Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8DP<br />

T: 01296 310490 F: 01296 483440<br />

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

www.rovema.com<br />

Bizerba (UK) Limited<br />

2-4 Erica Road, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HS<br />

T: 01908 682740<br />

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

www.bizerba.com<br />

T: 01962 761761 E: sales@printsafe.co.uk<br />

www.printsafe.co.uk<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

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

90 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST 2018 www.mac<strong>hi</strong>neryupdate.co.uk<br />

Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Advertise: Christine Valdes T 020 8773 5517 E chris.valdes@ppma.co.uk<br />

CONVEYORS<br />

Advance Automated Systems Ltd<br />

T: 01325 328930<br />

E: sales@advance-as.co.uk<br />

www.advanceconveyors.co.uk<br />

Astec Conveyors<br />

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbys<strong>hi</strong>re DE11 9DH<br />

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444<br />

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com<br />

www.astecconveyors.com<br />

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

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

BW Container Systems<br />

Doncaster,Yorks<strong>hi</strong>re DN11 8EW<br />

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

www.bwintegratedsystems.com<br />

Cap Coder Ltd<br />

Monument Business Park,<br />

Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7RW<br />

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

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

T: 01452 728753<br />

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

www.ckf.co.uk<br />

Colwall Conveyor Systems Ltd<br />

Walsall, West Midlands WS2 7NL<br />

T: 01922 405355<br />

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

www.colwallconveyors.co.uk<br />

Endoline Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Ltd<br />

Biggleswade, SG18 8QB<br />

T: 01767 316422<br />

E: sales@endoline-automation.com<br />

www.endoline-automation.com<br />

Fischbein­Saxon Ltd<br />

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

E: sales@fischbein­saxon.co.uk<br />

www.fischbein.com/eastern<br />

FlexLink Systems Limited<br />

Milton Keynes, MK14 5BN<br />

T: 01908 327200<br />

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

www.flexlink.com<br />

The Food Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

Kensal Handling Systems<br />

Kensal House, P<strong>res</strong>ident Way,<br />

Luton, LU2 9NR<br />

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776<br />

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

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Burnley BB12 6HH<br />

T: 0845 265 7570<br />

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

piab<br />

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

Loughborough, LE11 5XN<br />

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

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

SCM Handling Ltd<br />

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,<br />

Somerset, TA4 3RU<br />

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806<br />

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

Transnorm System Ltd<br />

Tewkesbury, GL20 6FF<br />

T: +44 (0) 1684 291100<br />

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

www.transnorm.com<br />

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

Tranent, East Lot<strong>hi</strong>an, EH33 1HD<br />

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

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

CONVEYORS (AIR)<br />

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

CONVEYORS - BELT BANDS<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

CONVEYORS – MOTORISED DRUMS<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

CONVEYORS – PALLET<br />

Alvey Systems & Services Ltd<br />

T: +44 7785 368 074<br />

+44 1384 210 278<br />

E: info@alvey.eu<br />

www.alvey.eu<br />

Astec Conveyors<br />

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbys<strong>hi</strong>re DE11 9DH<br />

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444<br />

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com<br />

www.astecconveyors.com<br />

T: 01452 728753<br />

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

www.ckf.co.uk<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

Kensal Handling Systems<br />

Kensal House, P<strong>res</strong>ident Way,<br />

Luton, LU2 9NR<br />

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776<br />

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

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Burnley BB12 6HH<br />

T: 0845 265 7570<br />

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

CONVEYORS – POWERED ROLLER<br />

Astec Conveyors<br />

Robian Way, Swadlincote, Derbys<strong>hi</strong>re DE11 9DH<br />

T: 01283 210333 F: 01283 210444<br />

E: Sales@Astecconveyors.com<br />

www.astecconveyors.com<br />

T: 01452 728753<br />

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

www.ckf.co.uk<br />

Interroll Ltd<br />

Orion Way, Kettering,<br />

Northants, NN15 6NL<br />

T: 01536 312770<br />

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

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Burnley BB12 6HH<br />

T: 0845 265 7570<br />

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

CORRUGATED CASE MAKING<br />

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

COUNTING MACHINERY<br />

Cremer Speciaalmac<strong>hi</strong>nes BV<br />

Heereweg 5, 2161 AB Lisse, The Netherlands<br />

T: +31 252 419038 F: +31 252 418718<br />

E: sales@cremer.com<br />

www.cremer.com<br />

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

T: 0115 875 9846<br />

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

Sparc Systems Ltd<br />

Malvern, Worcesters<strong>hi</strong>re, WR13 6NP<br />

T: 01684 310000<br />

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

www.sparc-systems.co.uk<br />

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

COUNTING/PACKAGING<br />

HARDWARE COMPONENTS<br />

automated packaging systems<br />

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ<br />

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401<br />

Email: sales@autobag.co.uk www.autobag.co.uk<br />

Gainsborough Engineering Company<br />

Long Wood Road, Corringham Road Industrial Estate,<br />

Gainsborough, DN21 1QB<br />

T: 01427 617677<br />

F: 01427 810443<br />

E: sales@gains-eng.co.uk<br />

www.gains-eng.co.uk<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

Riley<br />

Automation Ltd<br />

Fo<strong>res</strong>ters Business Park,<br />

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

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

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

Weber Packaging Solutions<br />

Macmerry Industrial Estate,<br />

Tranent, East Lot<strong>hi</strong>an, EH33 1HD<br />

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

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

CRIMPING EQUIPMENT<br />

d h industries<br />

dh industries<br />

Sullivan House, Fenton Way, Laindon,<br />

Essex, SS15 6TD, UK<br />

T: +44 (0)1268 410 666 - F: +44 (0)1268 410 777<br />

E: dh@d<strong>hi</strong>.co.uk - www.d<strong>hi</strong>.co.uk<br />

DEBLISTERING MACHINES<br />

Sepha Ltd<br />

Unit 25, Carrowreagh Business Park,<br />

Carrowreagh Road, Dundonald,<br />

Belfast BT16 1QQ<br />

T: 028 9048 4848 F: 028 9048 0890<br />

E: info@sepha.com www.sepha.com<br />

DEPALLETISERS<br />

ETT UK Limited<br />

Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7TD<br />

T: 01502 470812<br />

E: geoff@ett-uk.com<br />

www.ett-uk.com<br />

T: 01452 728753<br />

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

www.ckf.co.uk<br />

Kensal Handling Systems<br />

Kensal House, P<strong>res</strong>ident Way,<br />

Luton, LU2 9NR<br />

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776<br />

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

KHS UK Limited<br />

6 Monkspath Business Park,<br />

Highlands Road, S<strong>hi</strong>rley, Solihull, B90 4NY<br />

T: 0121 713 6900 F: 0121 713 6935<br />

E: info@khs.com www.khs.com<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

Phoenix Handling Solutions<br />

Burnley BB12 6HH<br />

T: 0845 265 7570<br />

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

Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery<br />

SCM Handling Ltd<br />

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,<br />

Somerset, TA4 3RU<br />

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806<br />

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

TMG Marchesini UK Ltd<br />

Unit M3 & 4, Cherrycourt Way,<br />

Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4UH<br />

T: 01525 216201 F: 01525 216200<br />

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

ELEVATORS<br />

T: 01452 728753<br />

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

www.ckf.co.uk<br />

Kensal Handling Systems<br />

Kensal House, P<strong>res</strong>ident Way,<br />

Luton, LU2 9NR<br />

T: +44 (0) 1 582 425 777 F: +44 (0) 1 582 425 776<br />

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

Riley<br />

Automation Ltd<br />

Fo<strong>res</strong>ters Business Park,<br />

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

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

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

Schmersal Ltd<br />

Worcesters<strong>hi</strong>re, WR14 1GL<br />

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

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

SCM Handling Ltd<br />

Broadgauge Business Park, Taunton,<br />

Somerset, TA4 3RU<br />

T: 01823 431838 F: 01823 430806<br />

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

Dewsbury WF13 3LG T: 01924 494047<br />

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

END OF LINE BAGGING MACHINES<br />

automated packaging systems<br />

Sandy’s Road, Malvern, WR14 1JJ<br />

T: 01684 891 400 F: 01684 891 401<br />

Email: sales@autobag.co.uk www.autobag.co.uk<br />

KUKA Robotics UK Ltd<br />

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

T: 0121 505 9970<br />

E: sales@kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

www.kuka­robotics.co.uk<br />

FFS HORIZONTAL<br />

(FLOWWRAPPERS)<br />

AMP Rose<br />

Gainsborough,<br />

Lincolns<strong>hi</strong>re, DN21 1QT<br />

T: +44 1427 611 969<br />

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

Nottingham, NG9 1PF, United Kingdom<br />

T: 0115 967 8787 E: sales@bwflexiblesystems<br />

www.bwflexiblesystems.com<br />

The Food Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery Company Ltd<br />

Rochester, Kent ME3 8RF<br />

T: 01634 272345<br />

E: contact@foodmc.com<br />

www.foodmc.co.uk<br />

Ilapak Ltd<br />

Uxbridge, Middlesex<br />

UB8 2YF<br />

T: 020 8797 2000<br />

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

ILPRA UK<br />

Swindon, Wilts. SN3 4AG<br />

T: 01793 832020<br />

E: reception.uk@ilpra.com<br />

www.ilpra.co.uk<br />

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Optima Packaging Mac<strong>hi</strong>nery PLC<br />

7 Loader Close, Kings Worthy, Hamps<strong>hi</strong>re SO23 7TF<br />

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

E: info@optima-gb.com<br />

www.optima-gb.com<br />

Paramount<br />

Packaging Systems<br />

T: 01252 815252<br />

E: fuji@paramount-packaging.co.uk<br />

www.paramount-packaging.co.uk<br />

PFM House, 2 Pilgrim Way,<br />

Leeds LS28 6LU<br />

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