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Issue 5, Volume XXX, September/October 2019

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Our major sustainability feature

covers how industry is using

scarce resources responsibly,

with several new products and

sector initiatives highlighted

by the machinery sector

Find out more on page 134


Using one supplier

for all wrapping,

weighing and

bagging kit

has worked

for 2 Sisters


This year’s

PPMA Total Show

in October will see over

450 exhibitors

demonstrate equipment from

every part of the production

line and in this issue,

you will find a 90 page

preview to help plan

your visit


Registration for this year’s

PPMA Total Show taking

place at the NEC between

October 1 – 3 is now open





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This year’s PPMA Total Show

will fill the whole of Hall 5 at the

NEC, Birmingham and so our

preview of new products is our

biggest ever at 90 pages strong



We examine the state of play

for plastics bottles and trays

as well as hearing views from

INCPEN and finding out how

CCEP works with its suppliers




To keep up with the change of

pace in manufacturing, many

companies are now starting out

on their own Industry 4.0

journeys, and while there is no

single magic formula to this

transformation, this article

points out just some of the

common stumbling blocks

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PPMA matters

Adelphi Masterfil MU S-O 2019


Adelphi Manufacturing

Total Show

leads charge

to success

Richard Little


The autumn. For some, it’s the time of year when things

slow down – but not at the Processing and Packaging

Machinery Association (PPMA), where plans for the

PPMA Total Show are currently in full swing.

The (surely) final PPMA show before Brexit is bursting with

opportunity for the future. It’s our largest show ever, sold out,

with 450 exhibitors and 2500 brands on display, many live

demonstrations and plenty of innovation for these changing

times. Most importantly, you are all very welcome to join

us at the NEC, Birmingham from 1-3 October!

For years we were told that the internet would signal the

end of exhibitions, but our biggest show ever makes us believe

otherwise – and a visit to our event will hopefully convince you

too. At PPMA Total 2019, visitors can see innovative working

equipment from nearly all the major industry suppliers and be

presented with a variety of solutions, many of which are new.

Engineers and marketers are encouraged to present their

challenges – and samples – to the experts on their stands

who have many years of experience in their fields.



Monobloc Filler

An automatic filling and capping

machine which provides many

advantages for customers compared

with traditional inline packaging systems.

Our largest ever exhibition

and this, our biggest ever magazine,

demonstrate the PPMA’s relevance

Our event is also the biggest networking event in the

production line calendar. The ‘Enterprise Zone’ is host to a great

variety of talks and discussion opportunities and the PPMA

BEST charity will be covering what we offer apprentices and our

sponsorship for higher level education – including supporting

existing employees. This year we welcome Joanna Yarrow, the

head of Sustainability from IKEA and Peter Conradi from The

Sunday Times as keynote speakers accompanied by a packed

seminar programme with expert speakers from our industry.

We’re also delighted to have a full-scale version of Bloodhound

LSR (supersonic car) and Bloodhound Education on site.

Sustainability is, of course, at the heart of all packaging

discussions right now and our biggest ever edition of Machinery

Update (are your arms aching yet?) includes an in-depth 14-page

feature covering a range of sustainable solutions (starts page 130).

Meanwhile, an incredible 86-page PPMA Total Show Preview

starts on page 44. Technology is jumping at the chance to help

reduce waste and support the circular economy by developing

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Find new technology at

the PPMA Total Show

at the NEC this autumn

Putting theory into practice at PA

Encouraging girls

to become successful

engineers in sector

Packaging Automation (PA)

is keen to champion girls

in engineering, as Tanya

Westenraad demonstrates.

She joined the company

as an apprentice mechanical

design engineer at the age of

18 and completed a four year

advanced modern engineering

apprenticeship as well as being

supported by the company

during a four year, part-time

B.Eng (Hons) degree in

mechanical engineering.

“In this day and age, I think

it’s fantastic that women can be

part of engineering,” she says.

“Working while learning really

helped to apply the theory in

reality, gaining experience at

the same time.”

PPMA Total Show 2019

will open its doors at the

NEC, Birmingham from

1 – 3 October for what will

be the most comprehensive

production line event in the UK.

During the three days,

visitors will have access to 450

exhibitors and approximately

2,500 brands, showcasing the

latest innovations in smart

manufacturing, processing

equipment and packaging

solutions for the full range of

manufacturing sectors.

Renowned by the industry as

a platform for launching new

products, the 2019 show will

be no exception, with multiple

exhibitors announcing plans

ahead of the event, many of

which are highlighted in our

90-page preview which starts

on page 45 of this issue.

“We’re entering a phase

where political changes are

set to impact our business

dealings internationally

but I am very confident that


Sustaining practical options

So-called ‘greenwashing’ is no longer appropriate in 2019 as any

ethical/eco claims made by marketers need to be proven to consumers,

as this ice lolly maker LICKALIX did when it switched all its products

into compostable films. Our major feature on sustainability discusses

this further and can be found from page 134 onwards of this issue.

See products from the 450 exhibitors

this year’s PPMA Total Show

will again provide visitors

and exhibitors alike with

new ideas, solutions and

networking opportunities to

help drive their businesses

forward,” says Richard Little,

show director for the PPMA

Group of Associations.

• Free registration is now open

at this website.

W www.ppmatotalshow.co.uk

Date is set for MVC

next year, following

this year’s success

The date for the next UKIVA

Machine Vision Conference

(MVC) has been set for

Thursday 14 May 2020, at

the MK Arena, Milton Keynes

where visitors can learn from

speakers on vision topics

ranging from entry-level up

to expert as well as visiting

a co-located exhibition.

“Visitor numbers at MVC

have grown steadily over the

last three years,” explains

UKIVA chairman Allan

Anderson. “This has now

become an established event

in the vision and robotics

calendar, and we look forward

to making it an even bigger

attraction in 2020.”

Kyle Constable, apprentice at OAL


will compete

for top spot

The PPMA Group Industry

Awards have received the most

entries in its history this year,

especially in the Apprentice of

the Year category, the winner of

which will be taking over from

last year’s successful apprentice,

Kyle Constable of OAL.

Apprentices competing for

this year’s Apprentice of the Year

award are:

• Laura Baulch from Farleygreene

• Tobias Cowan from HepcoMotion

• Cory Hoggard from LAC

Conveyors & Automation

• Jack Woolmer from

Mettler Toledo Safeline

• Joe Bacon from Projex Solutions

• Joseph Morrey from Radwell

International, and

• Tom Steele from Wittenstein.

These seven young people have

made the shortlist of apprentices

and the winner will be announced

on Tuesday 1 October (the first

night of the PPMA Total Show)

at a gala dinner to be held at the

National Conference Centre in

Birmingham. This gala evening

will be hosted by one of the UK’s

top entertainers Jon Culshaw.

All other finalists are listed on

page 10 of this issue.

W www.ppmatotalshow.co.uk

Jon Culshaw will be hosting awards

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Bosch plans to sell machinery

business to new private entity

Bosch plans to sell its


packaging machinery

business to a newly

incorporated entity managed

by CVC Capital Partners (CVC).

The company, and its Pharma

and Food units, will remain

intact in this process.

Based in Luxembourg, CVC is

a private equity and investment

advisory firm with 24 offices in

Europe, Asia, and the United

States that currently manages

more than US$75 billion of

assets. The parties signed an

agreement on July 11, 2019

effecting the transfer of the

entire packaging technology

business and its 6,100

associates in 15 countries.


It has been agreed that the

purchase price and other

details of the purchase

agreement will not be

disclosed. Completion of the

sale is subject to the approval

of various bodies, including

antitrust authorities, and is

expected to close at the turn

of this year.

“Bosch Packaging

Technology is a strong

company in an attractive

market with long-term growth

prospects,” says Dr Alexander

Dibelius, managing partner

of CVC. “Together with the

management team, we will

work to take the business

forward in the years ahead,

and to make it even more


Bosch announced a year ago

that it was looking for a buyer

for its packaging technology

business. It firmly believes

that the Packaging Technology

division’s competitiveness,

and thus also its future

viability, can be further

enhanced through this

new partnership, and that

significant stimuli for growth

can be created.

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Capri-Sun investments

celebrated during visit

In-house event will

highlight packaging

and processing units

Multivac UK will be hosting its

Packaging and Processing Forum

on October 9 and 10 at its facility

in Swindon. Held across one and

a half days, visitors can discover

a range of solutions including

four new product launches and

hear from an industry keynote

speaker before joining in with an

Oktoberfest in the evening.

Following launches and

topical discussions on the

first morning, visitors will see

a range of live demonstrations

from the processing product

portfolio as well as exploring

three educational forums.

A fully integrated line will be

demonstrated on the second day.

W www.multivac.co.uk

Schubert has supplied two

TLM-F2 pouch cartoners

to the East Kilbride site of

Coca-Cola European Partners

(CCEP) as part of the drinks

giant’s £23 million investment

at the site this year.

The investment marks a

landmark year in the sites

55 year operational history and

First Minister of Scotland Nicola

Sturgeon joined CCEP’s vicepresident

and general manager

Leendert den Hollander to

celebrate their opening.

The money has been spent

on two new production lines

dedicated to making Capri-Sun,

one of the largest kids’ juice

drinks brands in GB.

The new lines incorporate

the latest Schubert technology

to enable the fullest line

flexibility coupled with the

highest line efficiency.

These lines also use the latest

energy-saving technology

to reduce energy use and

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon celebrates the new investments

water consumption. It includes

automatic control of conveyors,

energy sub-metering to aid

monitoring and water efficient

pouch-cooling technology.

In addition, the lines are

equipped to pack Capri-Sun

multi-packs using a newly

developed lightweight

corrugated cardboard that

enables the use of thinner

material with equal strength

to the previous card used.

T 01676 525825

W www.schubert-uk.co.uk

• CCEPs VP supply chain GB

Steve Adams outlines the

company’s sustainable pack

strategy on page 140.

The new workshop at St Neots

Investment in repair

capability delivers

faster throughput

Bosch Rexroth has invested in its

UK service and repair centre based

at its UK HQ in Cambridgeshire,

resulting in a facility with higher

capacity, faster throughput and

new technology for the repair of

hydraulic products. A seven-figure

hydraulic test station has also been

installed at the site to give clients

peace of mind that all equipment

has been tested thoroughly.

Director has been shortlisted for

the Young Manufacturer Award

Adelphi Masterfil director

Francisco Neto has been

shortlisted for the title of

Young Manufacturer of the

Year in the MX Awards run by

The Manufacturer. The group

has also made the shortlist

for the operational excellence

category, too.

Adelphi says that in just

five years, Neto has been

hugely influential in his role at

Adelphi Masterfil, being part

of the team that introduced the

new System F range of filling

machines. His charismatic

nature and way with people

make him instantly likeable

with a range of customers who

respect his engineering advice

and opinions.

Francisco Neto of Adelphi Masterfil

As a finalist, Adelphi goes

through to the second round

of the competition in which

judging teams visit all the sites.

In brief


Postgraduate students from

the University of Warwick,

visited RNA Automation for a

presentation from managing

director Stuart Brettell and sales

director David Hanslow before

being taken around the factory

to learn more about the company’s



Siemens Financial Services

has released a research paper

examining how UK manufacturers

can implement energy optimisation

solutions to reduce energy usage

more easily with the help of special

financing methods.

W www.siemens.co.uk/


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PPMA Group Industry Awards

The first round of judging

has taken place in the

PPMA Group Industry

Awards and the following

companies have made

it onto the shortlist. Winners will

be named at a gala evening to be

held at the National Conference

Centre, Birmingham on Tuesday 1

October. The Apprentice of the Year

and the Outstanding Achievement

awards will also be named during

the industry night of the year.

Environmental Initiative

of the Year


Garçon Wines


Leeways Packaging Services

Samson Nano


Exceptional Sales Performance

Clearmark Solutions

Colin Mear Engineering

Epson UK

Industrial Washing Machines

Minebea Intec

Yorkshire Packaging Systems

Exporter of the Year




Industrial Washing Machines

Radwell International

Russell Finex

Innovative Ancillary Equipment

Busch (UK)

Clearmark Solutions

Elesa (UK)

Logopak International

Innovative Processing System

Active8 Robots

DC Norris


Jenton Group

Kenray Forming

LOMA Systems


Russell Finex

SF Engineering

Watson-Marlow Fluid

Technology Group

Awards are

fought over

Last year’s award

winners celebrate

their successes...

• Tickets for this

year’s event, which

takes place on the

first night of the

PPMA Total Show,

cost £90 each or

£810 for a table

of ten (including

one free space)

Innovative Packaging


Active8 Robots


G Mondini (UK)

Gordian Strapping

Kenray Forming

Keymac Packaging Systems

Martek Industries

Rotech Machines

Shemesh Automation


ULMA Packaging

Innovative Robotics Solution

Active8 Robots

Automata Technologies


CNC Robotics


Schubert UK

Universal Robots

Ward Automation

Innovative Vision Solution

AutoCoding Systems

Bytronic Automation

Cognex UK

CKF Systems

Conveyor Systems



IDS Imaging Development Systems

Lake Image Systems

Multipix Imaging


Scorpion Vision


Outstanding Customer Service

Clearmark Solutions

Cox & Plant




Russell Finex

Scorpion Vision

Yorkshire Packaging Systems


Evolution Bottling and

Packaging Solutions



SF Engineering


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New Machinery

Vacuum conveyors help

additive manufacturing

European debut for

new industrial IoT

platform gets smart

Visitors to Fanuc’s stand at

EMO 2019 in Hannover this

September will see its new

industrial internet of things (IIoT)

platform. Called FIELD – Fanuc

intelligent edge link and drive

system, it is designed to help

users take a decisive step towards

Smart factory status.

The system connects a

range of Fanuc’s and thirdparty

production technology

– including both new and

legacy models – to provide

fast, centralised access to all

production data within a factory.

As the system is ‘edge-heavy,’

data is collected and processed

at source on the shop floor,

rather than in the cloud, to give

operators access to much more

accurate real-time data and

analytics. FIELD is also fully

scalable across multiple cells

within a factory.

T 02476 053 000

W www.fanuc.eu

With Piab piFLOWp

SMART vacuum

conveyors, production

powders can be delivered

to the 3D printing systems

without any particulate matter

pollution for employees.

Thanks to the system’s

intelligence and self-learning

features, no tedious setting

and testing is required – just

the press of the start button.

Piab says that while

3D printing/additive

manufacturing sets new

standards in the realisation

of products, many process

steps are still manual.

In particular, the loading of

the production equipment with

the corresponding plastics or

metal powder. An ergonomic

workplace design is needed

to prevent back pain from

employees handling the

weight of the containers

as well as exposure to the

particulate matter itself.

“The use of vacuum

conveying technology

can help to protect people,

the product itself and

the environment,” explains

Ian Hodkinson, technical

sales office manager at Piab.

As a supplier to the

pharmaceutical, chemical

and food industries, the

company also faces this issue

and so developed the vacuum

conveyor as a closed system

to solve this problem.

Filters in the vacuum conveyor

as well as additional exhaust

air filters on the vacuum pump

prevent fine dust from entering

the system in the workspace

and thus causing employees

to come into contact with

any of these substances.

This ensures a clean

The Piab






any powder


working environment where

the health burden is reduced

as far as possible. At the same

time, the powder is protected

against contamination by

environmental influences with

corresponding loss of quality.

As it becomes ever more

important to ensure powders

and granulates are conveyed

in a controlled manner to

dosing and mixing equipment,

the autotuning feature of the

new conveyor automates

the process of powder and

bulk conveying.

T 01509 857010

W www.piab.com

Partnership brings new range of detection and also quality

control solutions to thermoformer and traysealer options

Sealpac UK has further

enhanced its end-to-end

traysealer and thermoformer

production line offering

by becoming the sole UK

distributor for Pulsotronic

and its range of detection

and quality control solutions.

Based in Germany, the

company has more than

50 years’ experience within

the food industry and

Sealpac says the addition

of Pulsotronic to its range of

specialist technology partners,

cements the company’s full

Equipment by


line capability, providing

a complete ‘one-stop-shop’

solution for fmcg customers.

Pulsotronic offers

solutions for both quality

control and end of line

inspection. Its detection

equipment can check

for any foreign bodies

and contaminants,

while its weighing belt

can identify whether

a product is over or

under the specifications

required. The equipment

helps manufacturers to meet

their obligations in supplying

a product that is safe and

in line with all weights and

measures regulations.

The software also

gives customers traceability

and can provide valuable

insights to help optimise

performance and efficiency.

“Pulsotronic’s machinery

has been developed to

perfectly withstand the

meat, poultry, fish and

dairy factory environment,

making it a valuable addition

to our offering,” says Kevin

Witheford md of Sealpac UK.

T 0845 302 3056

W www.sealpac-uk.com

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New Machinery

Automated in-line system for

inspecting filling and capping

ROBO-QCS is an in-line

quality control system

designed to perform

fully automated quality

inspection and in-line

monitoring of the entire

filling and capping process

and is available from FT

System Control & Inspection.

Through a pick and place

system, the ROBO-QCS

withdraws the bottle from

the line and inserts it in

the measurement station to

perform inspections such as

filling volume, torque tests,

closing angle and CO2 content

analysis, internal pressure

measurement, CO2 partial

pressure measurement, CO2

percentage measurement

dissolved in the liquid, angle

application inspection.

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The system is easy to install on a line

After performing the

inspection, the machine

reintroduces the bottle in the

line. Thanks to its integrated

sampling system, it provides

real-time statistical analysis

of production trends, while

the suite of technological tools

integrated into the system

provides a large amount of raw

data that the software returns

as usage data. The ROBO-QCS

can be installed into an

existing bottling line without

any additional conveyor belts

or an accumulation table.

T 07931 336177

W www.ftsystem.com

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New jet wash system gives

efficient cleaning for users

Industrial Washing Machines

(IWM) has launched a

new and improved line of

washers suitable for washing

200 and 300 litre Eurobins.

The EC20 comes complete with

integral automatic bin lifting

devices and offers better wash

performance to both internal

and external surfaces of the

widely used wheeled buggy.

Crucially, the latest EC20

machines come equipped

with the motorised and

special IWM ‘TravelJet’

traversing jet wash system

that delivers 100% of the

high power pumped jetting

360 degrees around the soiled

buggies within the wash

compartment. The travelling

jet system ensures there are

no dead spots when cleaning,

including the troublesome lip

and wheel areas. The TravelJet

system incorporates corrosionproof

plastic bayonet-type or

stainless steel jet nozzles.

This EC20 with TravelJet is

ideal for Eurobins as well as

Vemag skips and stainless

steel or plastic buggies; and

where applicable, the EC20-30

The EC20 comes with integral bin lifting devices as standard for ease of use

model accommodates both

200 litre and 300 litre bins

without the need for any

operator adjustments.

It works by fully inverting

the bin and washing the

insides with a high velocity

rotating spray manifold,

while the outside is washed

simultaneously with a full

surround jetting system.

Typically, a powerful

stainless steel 11 kW pump is

fitted to the machine to ensure

that all the washing actions are

both vigorous and thorough.

These new machines are

equipped with a flexible

control system that provides

a high level of automation

and allows the wash cycle to

be optimally matched to the

user’s requirements across

various industrial sectors.

T 0121 459 9511

W www.indwash.co.uk

Vacuum grippers

are cost-effective

and intuitive in use

RARUK Automation says the big

benefit of the Robotiq grippers it

offers in the UK is they need no

specialist knowledge to install

them. A Plug + Play kit and

intuitive software enables the

gripper to be programmed directly

on the robot’s touchscreen in the

space of just a few minutes.

And this key characteristic applies

to the entire range including two

new vacuum grippers to

the RARUK Automation range –

the AirPick and EPick.

Both are fully customisable

vacuum grippers and compatible

with all top cobots including the

Universal Robots also supplied

by the company. They provide

manufacturers with a versatile

and cost-efficient alternative

to complicated solutions.

The new additions are designed

to give manufacturers full

control of automation processes,

including pick-and-place

assembly, packaging, palletising,

sanding and machine-tending.

T 01462 670044

W www.rarukautomation.com

• All new erector pick up frame

• Ergonomic magazine for easy filling of case blanks

• Small footprint

• Easy size change from one format to another

• Supplied as a hot melt glue option or adhesive tape

• Colour operator touch screen panel

• Can be a stand-alone machine or integrated into other machinery

• Installed and commissioned with after sales support

• Linear style case erector

Lantech modular

case erector capable

of up to 25 erected

cases per minute

CI 1000/CI 2000

case erector

from Lantech

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

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

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New Machinery

Monobloc filler/capper

developed for E-liquid

The pilot project is underway


cell and gene


In a pilot project, Optima Pharma

is co-operating with Charité –

Universitätsmedizin Berlin to

develop a production platform

for automatic manufacturing

and filling of cell and gene


These new types of medication

pave the way for personalised

medicine and are considered a

promising new therapy possibility

for hereditary and metabolic

diseases, neurodegenerative

disorders, and cancer. These

medications depend on the

patient’s cells and are still

produced manually, for each

individual patient, which is very

expensive. This new project is

financed by the Berlin Institute of

Health (BIH).


Optima Pharma is working

together with Charité on a

production platform based on

isolator technology that will

allow the manufacturing of these

medications in an automated

process and according to GMP

guidelines (Good Manufacturing

Practice) of the pharmaceutical

industry. The production platform

offers the possibility to map the

necessary processes required

to manufacture different cell

and gene therapy products. The

objective is to speed up the process

of clinical projects like this one and

bring them to a faster and a more

promising application.

After the development and

build process, the machine will be

installed and validated.

T 01962 620898

W www.optima-packaging.co.uk

Adelphi Manufacturing

has developed a

Monobloc filler to

meet with the E-liquid

and CBD industry’s

requirements for accuracy

and hygiene while also

providing space saving

benefit for users.

Part of Adelphi’s

Response range of

filling equipment, which

includes the same basic

filler, delivers accuracy

of ± 0.25% when, says the

company, the industry

average is ± 0.1%.

When blending

consumable medicinal or

recreational oils, having

a filler that meets or

exceeds industry hygiene

requirements is vital, says

Dean Willis, sales director at

Adelphi Manufacturing.

He believes E-liquid

manufacturers should therefore

look for the maximum possible

hygiene levels.

“Our Response Monobloc

filler was originally designed

to meet pharmaceutical

standards and will therefore

SMI packers from the MP ERGON

series create cardboard packs

with all-over graphics and

strong visual impact, to attract

consumer attention to fmcg

brands on shelf.

This continuous motion

packaging system guarantees

a fluid production process

that preserves the integrity

and quality of the product,

says the company.

The MP ERGON series can

be equipped with bespoke

solutions to pack containers

with an out-of-standard

Adelphi Manufacturing’s Monobloc filler

delivers the hygiene required for users

adhere to any new regulations

that may be created around

the mixing and blending of

E-liquids,” he says.

All “wetted” parts that come

into contact with product are

manufactured in hygienic

pharmaceutical 316L grade

stainless steel, PTFE and Viton.

An all-stainless monocoque

Conical packs can be packed

securely for on-shelf impact

shape like conical jars, that,

precisely because of their

shape, are more unstable.

During the packaging

Various formats can be handled

construction, with curved

and sloping surfaces, meets

GMP requirements.

The Monobloc also offers

space saving benefits to

users. The starwheel design

centralises and synchronises

processes; each index of

the starwheel moves the

container to the next stage,

ensuring it remains aligned

during all processes.

The Monobloc’s compact

design comes in contrast

to the packaging machinery

of the past, when all

processes were arranged in

a linear way.

Willis recognises that

customers looking to

automate in the E-liquid

and CBD oil products

markets have many choices,

but he believes a Monobloc

system can provide many

advantages compared with

a traditional inline filling

system, including precision,

consistency, production

speeds and less wastage

through human error.

T 01444 472300

W wwww.adelphi.uk.com

process, an empty space

is created on the lower

base of the containers to

accommodate the top’s larger

diameter. In order to reduce

the gap at the bottom part of

the package, the overlapping

sleeves can be equipped with



to block


and protect

them from

falling out. This

means no additional

side protection such as top

or bottom flaps are required.

T 0161 277 7840

W www.smigroup.net


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New Machinery

Stretch pallet wrappers

now available in the UK

Hazel 4D has become the

official UK distributor of

semi-automatic stretch

pallet wrappers from Atlanta

Stretch, one of the largest

stretch wrapping machine

manufacturers in Europe.

Hazel 4D’s technicians

will install and service the

Atlanta pallet wrappers and

programme them to ensure

they’re stretching the

film and wrapping

pallets in the

most stable and


way. The UK

company says

it specialises in saving

company’s money on stretch

film while improving their

pallet load stability.

“We’re excited to partner

with this progressive company

that shares our desire to

revolutionise the way pallets

are wrapped,” says Kevin

Oliver, technical sales

manager at Hazel 4D. “These

results that can be achieved by

using the Atlanta equipment

and our Extremus stretch film,

coupled with our technical

The range

is designed

to meet all



expertise to ensure pallets are

wrapped at the lowest cost,

using the minimum weight

of polythene and providing

superior load stability.”

Hazel 4D’s range of Atlanta

machines includes turntable,

robot, mobile and rotating arm

stretch wrappers.

The Mytho Easy is an

advanced turntable wrapper

and the high-tech film

carriage has the same rollers

that Atlanta use on its

automatic wrappers.

It can stretch film up to

400% on application.

With customisable

password protected

programmes, the

Mytho Easy is great

for high volume

wrapping, whereas

the Eva core brake

turntable wrapper

is perfect for

operations with

low volume


The Synthex

is a power prestretch

turntable machine

with six customisable

programmes and the Lybra is

a reliable power pre-stretch

rotating arm wrapper with

99 storable programmes.

The compact SFERA Easy

Touch robot is flexible and

can be used anywhere in the

warehouse. It can wrap any

size and shape of pallet and

doesn’t need to be plugged in

when wrapping. The mobile

Marathon can replace manual

pallet wrapping.

T 0113 242 6999

W www.hazel4d.com

The lab gives practical advice

New PouchLab can

help to design more

waste-free packaging

Volpak, the manufacturer

of horizontal form, fill and

seal machines for flexible

pouches, has developed a new

R&D Excellence Centre called

the ‘PouchLab’, to support

customers and stakeholders in

developing sustainable pouch

solutions by combining product

knowledge with machinery

expertise and materials.

PouchLab is dedicated to brand

owners who need to optimise

pack size, down-gauge packaging

or exploring new materials for

their products. The Lab can also

compare the behaviour of different

material structures, test suitability

for automation, double check the

performance of their film, develop

new sustainable solutions or new

re-closable features for flexible

packaging. Volpak’s UK agent

is Engelmann & Buckham.

T 01420 593680

W www.buckham.co.uk

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New technological developments

on show support label production

At Labelexpo Europe 2019,

Meech International will

be presenting its latest

technological developments

to support label production

including; CyClean R,

Hyperion IonCharge 50-75w

and IonCharge 30, and the

Hyperion 960IPS.

The company will also

be displaying its other wellestablished

static control and

web cleaning products.


Turnkey solutions – Filling, Capping, Labelling – Automation – Bespoke, special purpose design

Pharmaceutical – Food and Beverage – Chemical – Aromatherapy – Medical –

Diagnostics – Industrial – Ecig – Adhesives

The IonCharge 50 upgrade is shown

“Labelexpo is a major

event in Meech’s calendar –

it provides the perfect platform

for us to demonstrate how

our products prevent problems

and improve productivity

within label production,”

says Ralph Simon, sales

director at Meech International.

“We’re delighted to be

presenting four new products

this year, each of which has

been designed following

close consultation with our

customers within the labelling

and packaging industry.”

An enhanced version of

Meech’s original CyClean,

CyClean R is a single or doublesided

non-contact web cleaner

and will be launched, the

Hyperion IonCharge 30 and

IonCharge 50 are upgrades of

Meech’s 992V3 30kV and 50kV

generators respectively, and

they will both be on the stand.

The new mid-range, Pulsed DC

Ionising Bar, Hyperion 960IPS

can also be discussed.


W www.meech.com

Fully modular machinery

Clean room ready

Latest interface technology

Full after-care service

To discover more about the machines that could transform your company

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New Machinery

Affordable checkweigher

offers versatile operation

Food traps are now eliminated

Minebea Intec has

launched Essentus,

a new dynamic

checkweigher that offers a

wide range of options and so

can be tailored to individual

application profiles, easily.

For instance, it can handle

heavy or light products in the

food or chemical industry, and

customers can choose exactly

the checkweigher that suits

their specific application.

The Essentus checkweigher

is the latest addition to

Minebea Intec’s inspection

portfolio. In operation, it

ensures precise monitoring of

weight and completeness and

has been specially developed

to better meet the different

needs of customers now and

in the future. Many users have

clearly defined requirements

and need a simple and

affordable checkpoint on their

production line. Others are

looking for an inexpensive

entry-level model to take

advantage of 100% sampling.

Initially, the in-line

checkweigher is available in

two versions: the Essentus

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The Essentus range is currently available in two versions – light and heavy

Efficiency offers basic

features, while the Essentus

Performance offers advanced

functions. Both devices are

also available for different

weight classes: one is the

L version, which is suitable for

light products weighing up to

6 kg. The other is the H version,

which can be used to weigh

products of up to 60 kg.

Both versions offer weighing

precision and robustness,

simple and intuitive operation

as well as reliability thanks to

the latest generation of strain

gauge technology. There is

also a choice of conveyor belt

lengths from 300 mm to

2,100 mm and conveyor

belt widths from 50 mm

to 900 mm, making the

checkweighers suitable for

many applications.

T 0121 779 3131

W www.minebea-intec.com

Hygienic conveyor

enhances the food

quality and safety

Tray sealing company Proseal

has developed a new ultrahygienic

conveyor to help food

manufacturers meet the highest

food quality and safety standards.

The next generation OC Conveyor

incorporates several special

features that avoid potential

food traps, together with an

enhanced design which ensures

fast and thorough cleaning

during wash down.

The new fully folded

construction of the conveyor

has removed any box sections or

tubing, and open wiring looms

have replaced the more common

wire bundles, removing another

potential food trap and providing

easier access for the cleaning

of individual cables.

A further significant feature is

the replacement of moving belts

with a new wash-through chain

transport system.

T 01625 856600

W www.proseal.com

Meet the next generation 7 axis cobots

Supplied with touch screen tablet pendant and CPU with rapid and

simple deployment, no prior experience needed.

Collision detection, European safety equipment and adherence.

Redundant 7th axis for true obstacle avoidance.

Currently available with either a vacuum or pneumatic end effector

for immediate payback.

Simmatic Automation, UK Sole agent of Siasun Cobots,

China’s largest robot manufacturer www.siasun.com

T: +44 (0) 1299 877770 www.simmatic.co.uk E: sales@simmatic.co.uk

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Safety light curtain is resistant to

any aggressive cleaning regimes

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With an hygienic stainlesssteel

housing developed

to meet stringent

pharmaceutical industry

requirements, the TWINOX4

safety light curtain from Sick

UK is resistant to aggressive

cleaning and decontamination

regimes. The TWINOX4 is a Type

4 device (IEC 61496-1) with 14 mm

beam resolution and can be

used in safety applications

requiring PLe (EN ISO 13849)

and SIL3 (EN 62061).

The safety light curtain

protects operating personnel

when interventions are

required in the hazardous

areas around machines that

are subject to stringent hygiene

requirements. It is ideal for use

in Restricted Access Barrier

System areas such as primary

packing and filling stations.



Rugged, resistant to harsh M

cleaning media and designed


without edges or gaps, the

TWINOX’s 20 mm x 40 mm CM

cross-section dimensions


make it suitable for


integration in machinery

when space is limited.


“The SICK TWINOX4 offers


pharmaceutical manufacturers

the twin protection of

hygienic design together with

technology-leading machinery

safety,” explains Dr Martin

Kidman of Sick UK.

Machine integration

flexibility for both machine

builders and end-users is

assured with a choice of

300 mm, 420 mm and 600 mm

light curtain heights, over

a width range of up to

4.5 metres. Operating

temperatures range from

-20deg C to +55deg C, hygienic

and chemical resistant

PUR cable is supplied with

standard industrial M12 5-pin

connections for the devices.

T 01727 831121

W www.sick.co.uk

The people for conveyor components

In partnership with

Oadby Plastics are a leading supplier of

Conveyor Components, Chains & Modular Belting

We stock a comprehensive range of levelling feet, bipods, tripods,

inserts and associated products to support your conveyor equipment.

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New Machinery

Thermal transfer printer

gives higher throughput

6-axis robot

is a compact

and light unit

ABB has launched its smallest,

lightest robot yet as part of its

growing offering of solutions for

small parts assembly.

The IRB 1100 was designed

to meet the challenges of

semiconductor, pharmaceutical and

electronics manufacturers needing

to handle small and often delicate

parts while working at speed

without compromising productivity

or quality. This new robot offers

up to 35% faster cycle times to

maximise productivity, and says

ABB, repeatable accuracy.

Powered by ABB’s new

OmniCore controller, it is

equipped with advanced motion

control capabilities, making

it ideal for supporting rapid

assembly, pick and place and

materials handling applications.

With a 10% smaller footprint

and a 20% lighter, slimmer body

compared to previous robot

generations, the IRB 1100 can

be deployed in confined spaces

and existing automation lines.

In addition to improving production

space flexibility, the IRB 1100

also allows more flexible handling

for heavy-load operations with

complex tools or end effectors.

“Today’s manufacturers need

to squeeze every drop of value

out of their factories – from their

automation systems and even

their floor space,” says Per Vegard

Nerseth, md of Robotics at ABB.

“The IRB 1100 is designed to

support both these imperatives

and create opportunities to get the

most out of every last centimetre

of production.”

T 01908 350300

W www.abb.com

Clearmark Solutions has

launched the ICE Zodiac

Eagle, a next generation

107 mm thermal transfer

printer that is designed to

deliver higher throughputs

and support longer length 1200

metre ribbon for larger prints.

The ICE Zodiac Eagle, an

evolution of the popular ICE

Zodiac HS 107 mm printer,

now features an airless all

electronic design, which allows

for more precise control of the

printhead and can help boost

line throughput by up to 25 %.

Engineering out the

requirement for compressed

air has also helped to reduce

the printer’s total cost of

ownership, by helping to

reduce operational and

maintenance costs, says the


The printer also features

a full colour touchscreen, with

the proven CLARiTY operating

system, while being fully

modular allows for up to four

printers to be operated from

a single screen.

“This printer has been

specifically engineered

The new TruBake HiCirc

convection oven launched by

Baker Perkins brings higher

rates of convection, higher

heat flux, and a broader range

of product capability than

its predecessors. The new

oven is a development of the

well-proven HiCirc oven with

improvements in flexibility,

efficiency and hygiene and, for

the first time, the ability to be

integrated into a hybrid oven.

The stable and predictable

baking environment is suitable

for a wide variety of products,

Clearmark has engineered out any printer requirement for compressed air in use

to incorporate a series of

breakthroughs in coding

technology to help customers

achieve larger prints with

longer ribbon, which in turn

helps to reduce frequency of

changeover, while continuing

to drive down total cost of

ownership,” explains Chris

Simpson, managing technical

director at Clearmark.

The ICE Zodiac Eagle follows

the introduction of the ICE

Latest convection oven offers broader range

of product capability than its predecessors

The design of the new modular oven allows it to become a hybrid option

from brownies, cookies and

bars up to crackers and pet

treats; it has already been

applied to other products

Zodiac Hawk, the only thermal

transfer printer with a built-in

print checking system.

This machine reports on the

quality of each code it produces,

largely removing the need to

invest in costly add-on vision

systems and operator training

in order to meet increasing

demand from retailers for code

quality checks.

T 0115 964 0144

W www.interactivecoding.co.uk

including baked granola and


T 01733 283000

W www.bakerperkins.com


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Meech Cabinet Cooler Systems

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• Low cost replacement for traditional

systems used to cool cabinets and


• Running solely on compressed air, with

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New Machinery

Enhanced conveyors are

offering hygiene benefits

System is a self-contained unit

An ultra heavy-duty

bulk bag filler has

an integral conveyor

A new ultra-heavy-duty bulk

bag filling system from Flexicon

Europe receives abrasive,

high-density solids and other

difficult-to-handle bulk materials

from upstream processes or

storage vessels, and fills the

material by weight into bulk

bags. Intended for demanding

industrial applications, the

system comprises heavy-gaurge

variants of the company’s

patented Twin-Centrepost filler

and flexible screw conveyor

consolidated on a robust skid

with integral forklifting tubes

for easy mobility.

The filler is equipped with

fill head height adjustment to

accommodate all popular bag

sizes, pneumatically retractable

bag hooks and an inflatable

connector to seal the bag inlet


T 01227 374710

W www.flexicon.co.uk

Wire Belt has launched

a range of conveyor

systems that the

company says set ‘a new

benchmark’ in hygienic

control and ‘cleanability’.

The Enhanced Hygienic

Conveyors meet or exceed

the latest hygiene design

guidelines, using special

features to make cleaning easier.

“A key challenge facing

production facilities is the

prevention of contamination,”

says Ben Thomason of Wire

Belt. “Our new range marks

a step change in the design

and manufacture of conveyors

and we believe it sets a new

standard in hygienic design.”

The new conveyors are

designed for any production

facility where contamination

is a prime concern, especially

in industries such as food

processing, pharmaceuticals

and cosmetics.

At the forefront of the new

design is the facilitation of

cleaning. That is why the

new conveyors include

an open, wash-through

construction and open leg

The hygienic conveyors from Wire Belt meet guidelines set by the EHEDG

frames, so there are no hidden

areas. The conveyors are also

designed to eliminate crevices

and ‘bug traps’, while surfaces

are self-draining.

Components such as

footpads are all made from

food-approved materials.

Even the standard control

panel is hygienically

designed, with a sloped top

for drainage, IP66 ingress

protection and fully stainless

steel construction.

In common with Wire

Belt’s established lines, these

Enhanced Hygienic Conveyors

use standard components

across the range, ensuring

shorter lead times, simpler

servicing and a ready supply

of spare parts.

The new conveyors will

also reduce running costs.

“Cleaning is a significant

expense in any production

facility, especially where

preventing contamination

is a priority,” says Thomason.

“By making the cleaning

process simpler and quicker,

we have reduced running

costs, improved efficiency

and increased profitability.”

T 01795 421771

W www.wirebelt.co.uk

Latest in-line identification unit delivers beverages, foods

and also pharmaceutical containers with no closure faults

The Heuft FinalView II

CAP is said to take the

in-line identification

of beverage, food

and pharmaceutical

containers with any

closure faults to

a new level and can

be easily integrated

into existing filling

and packaging lines.

This new generation

compact detection

unit carries out complete

in-line inspection of closures

at speeds of up to 100,000

The all-round colour inspection sees no ‘blind spots’ in identifying deformation, damage or leaks

containers an hour, using

a wide variety of optics

and the Heuft reflexx²

real-time image processing.

In operation, closures are

examined continuously from

all sides – including all

the components and

safety elements: the topdown

inspection with

high-resolution colour

camera technology

finds deviating closure

colours, designs and lid

logos just as reliably as

any cracks so that the

properties of the final

goods are guaranteed

just as the integrity and

purity of the product.

T 01827 255800

W www.heuft.com

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De-stacker for the food industry

handles common retailer crates

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LAC Conveyor Systems

& Automation’s new

stainless-steel crate

de-stacker for the food

industry accommodates

the most commonly used

supermarket crates.

The company has developed

this de-stacker in response to

a growing requirement from

the food industry, and it

delivers the rapid output

modern food production

facilities require. Manufactured

to a robust design, it provides

a cost-effective solution for

food producers while reducing

manual handling.

The crate de-stacker

handles the two most

commonly used crates in

the supermarket sector:

• Maxinest Bale Arm Crate

600 x 400 narrow edge

leading in singles

• Maxinest Bale Arm Crate

400 x 300 wide edge leading

in pairs

It is available in two versions:

• Non-servo version supplies

up to 15 full size crates per


• Servo version supplies up

to 25 full size crates per


The de-stacker can be

used as a stand-alone unit or

integrated into a system and,

says LAC, is an ideal addition

to pick and place units.

In operation, up to four

stacks of crates can be queued

either onto a stainless-steel

bed or modular belt conveyor.

Clamping systems retain the

bottom tray as the remaining

stack is lifted. The released

tray is driven out by a chain

and peg conveyor system

and the cycle repeats until

all trays have been processed.

An anti-topple arm swings

across the entrance to control

the back of the stack during


T 0115 975 3300

W www.lacconveyors.co.uk

P roven to be the

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Lowest cost of ownership

Tel: 0161 655 4846

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Installation News

Stretch hood unit delivers dust

and pest free organic products

Beumer Group has

supplied its stretch hood

system to a German

organic foods company to

ensure the sugar, dried fruit,

nuts, oilseeds and sprouting

seeds are protected and kept

‘clean’ in storage and then

protected from any damage

in transit.

Davert acts as a consultant

for its partners when it comes

to product selection and

cultivation and co-ordinates

infrastructure projects. For

its customers, Davert follows

a multi-channel strategy:

the merchandise is sold via

its own online shop and in

selected drugstores and health

food retailers.

“We are ensuring the highest

degree of cleanliness to meet

our strict quality standards,”

explains Erwin Tenbrink,

technical director at Davert.

In compliance with its quality

assurance process, employees

pack the merchandise in a

variety of ways, depending on

the product: rice, flour, linseed

and grains are packed into

bags, larger storage quantities

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Beumer’s stretch hood A packaging system protects the organic products

into big bags. Packaged

legumes, nuts, dried fruit and

muesli are filled into boxes, while

honey is packed into buckets.

Depending on the customer

order, the team stacks the

various unit loads onto mixed

pallets. “Up to this point in the

process, we assign the highest

priority to cleanliness,”

explains Tenbrink. “And now

it is just as important to keep

this level of cleanliness and

protect the products from dust

and pests during storage in

our high-rack warehouse.

“The units must also be

loaded safely onto the back

of the trucks and reach the

distributor without any

damage,” he continues.

“This is where the packaging

comes into play.”

The company approached

the Beumer Group, the singlesource

provider for filling,

palletising and packaging

technology for its stretch

hood unit – a high-capacity

packaging system.

A film transport system,

which is particularly gentle

on the material, introduces

the previously cut and sealed

film hood into the system.

On its way to the crimping

and stretching unit, the

sealing seam on the film hood

cools down so that it can be

crimped without losing time.

Energy-consuming cooling

units and delaying cooling

times become obsolete.

This means that the pallets

can be packed in a shorter

cycle time. Economical

engines and a lower demand

in compressed air optimise the

energy balance, says Beumer.

At Davert, the Beumer

stretch hood A packages

the pallets for high-bay

storage systems: the pallet

base remains unwrapped, so

that the forks of the fork-lift

truck won’t damage the film.

This prevents any remaining

film from interfering during

the contour check before

the pallet is stored in the

high-rack system.

T 01530 441297

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In co-operation with Schur Star Systems, Naylor Farms has developed visually appealing packaging

To meet ever-growing demand for its

wet salad products, British Naylor

Farms turned to Schur Star Systems

and its bagging equipment.

The existing packing line was creating

many bottle necks at Naylor Farm’s site,

but the Schur Star packaging machine

simplified and optimised the whole

process. Because of the rich texture of the

salads, sealing of the filled bag can be an

issue, as product residues tend to stick

to the bag opening. But the Schur Star

machine offers a rectangular fill opening

measuring the full bag width, specifically

designed to ease the packing of products

that are difficult to handle.

Furthermore, by taking advantage of

its long filling line, Naylor Farms has

adopted double filling. This has resulted

in no more product clinging to the bag

opening, no more sealing issues and no

more costly downtime.


Packing speed and overall production

capacity have been improved

considerably without increasing labour.

Naylor Farms was founded back in

1909 and is now one of Europe’s biggest

coleslaw cabbage growers and has

launched its own Coleslaw and Potato

Salad range for world export as well

as for the home market. In co-operation

with Schur Star Systems, the company

has developed packaging that is visually

appealing and offers extended shelf-life.

These packs are currently on retailers’

shelves in Singapore and Malaysia and

are being introduced into other countries

around the world.


The ready-to-enjoy salads are sold from

the refrigerated counter in a stand-up bag

that ensures the product gets full attention

at point of sale, with an incorporated

window allowing a glimpse of the

contents. To complete the concept of high

convenience, the bag is manufactured

with a practical laser-score for easy

opening and a reclosability feature for

convenient storage of any salad that is not

initially consumed.

The range also comprises 1 and 2 kg

bags for food service.

The Schur Star Concept has provided

Naylor Farms with full flexibility in the

packing process. The salads are packed

fully automatically, employing a linear

weigher. In case a special product requires

semi-automatic or manual filling, Naylor

Farms easily changes over from fully

automatic filling in only a few minutes.

Also, changeovers to different bag

constructions are easy to complete, without

additional tooling costs, says Schur.

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Installation News

Turnkey system planning ensured

no loss in Eat Natural’s production

BW Flexible System’s

decision to assemble

and set up a full

turnkey weighing, packing

and inspection system at

its own Nottingham site

before installation at Eat

Natural in Halstead, Essex

last December, allowed a

trouble-free install with little

production loss.

Eat Natural had removed

all the old equipment over

the previous weekend prior

to BW Flexible coming on

site and so positioning and

re-assembling the new line

was completed as planned.

Integration into the healthy

bar manufacturer’s existing

equipment also went

without an issue because of

the extensive site surveys

completed beforehand.

“All the equipment

manufacturers fulfilled their

own commitments to be on

site as the commissioning

started and so no time was

lost in reaching a production

start date,” explains Ian

Bickerdike, commercial

director EMEA

at BW Flexible Systems.

“The customer’s operators

were trained up alongside the

commissioning team which also

BW Flexible


the system



from other



Eat Natural initially took nuts, seeds and dried fruit and baked them with honey back in 1996

helped full production to be

achieved with little delays.”

Since then, the equipment

has proved to be extremely

robust and simple to use.

Indeed, according to

Eat Natural’s operations

manager Leanne Taylor,

the performance of the

equipment is surpassing all

the company’s expectations.

“The install was very

carefully planned with us and

stayed on track the whole way

through,” she says.

In 1996, the co-founders

of Eat Natural had a simple

The Verus 35S VFFS at Eat Natural

idea. The company took nuts,

seeds and dried fruit (‘brain

food’ as their parents called

them) and baked them with

honey into the shape of a bar.

It wanted to keep the nuts

whole and the fruit chunky

and so experimented with

the first bars in Praveen’s

kitchen in Epping. This was

where the first bar – date

& walnut – was created.

The engineering team

at Eat Natural contacted

BW Flexible Systems, as it

was looking to upgrade an

aging multihead weigher

and vertical form, fill and

seal (VFFS) system that was

packing various

cereal products,

but not at the

speeds required.

This brief was to

provide a turnkey

system to fit into

its existing facility

and marry up with

existing upstream

and downstream


removing the



and increasing


capacity to about

55 packs a minute.

This machinery

also had to be robust, reliable

and simple to use.

BW Flexible won the

contract by proposing a

system comprising one of its

new Verus 35S intermittent

motion VFFS baggers,

producing gusseted bags,

with the option for MAP, but

futureproofed to be able to

produce quad packs at a later

stage. As part of the turnkey

scope of supply was a Nerak

pendulum bucket elevator,

a Yamato Alpha advance

multihead weigher, a Ceia

throat metal detector from

MDS and a gantry.

Although this was a simple

system, the critical factor

was to minimise production

loss with a well-planned,

and well implemented

installation, and then

to support Eat Natural’s

production staff to ensure

they were up and running

independently as soon as


“The service and

communication we have

received from the BW

field service team and the

project manager has been

outstanding,” says Taylor.

T 01159 678787

W www.bwflexiblesystems.com

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Conveying solution is a safer

option for chemical company

Aconveying solution from

Spiroflow has provided

Chemique Adhesives

with a new automated system

for batching product.

In producing its range of

products, the company uses

powder as a raw material

which is normally ‘ripped and

tipped’ from sacks and fed

into a mixer by an operator

from a mezzanine platform.

This practice resulted in

inconsistencies with batch

running times, as well as

product spillage.

To resolve these issues,

Spiroflow introduced a

conveyor system to automate

the batching process.

The system comprises

a sack tip hopper on the

ground floor into which

bags of raw materials can

be loaded. Connected to a

hopper is a model 80 screw

conveyor feeding a 75 mm

aeromechanical conveyor,

elevating the raw materials

directly into the mixer.


The key benefit of the system

is that loading speed of the

raw materials is governed

by the conveyor, so batch

consistency can always be

maintained. From a safety

perspective, as raw materials

are now loaded on the ground

floor, the solution eliminates

the need for staff to climb the

mezzanine to manually load

the mixer. And, with the dust

tight conveyor transferring

the product into the mixer,

the system provides a much

more efficient and a cleaner


“The solution has allowed us

to more accurately load bags

of raw materials into our

manufacturing process,” says

Simon Cashmore, operations

manager at Chemique.

T 01200 422525

W www.spiroflow.com

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Installation News

PPMA Show visit delivers key

range of packaging unit gains

WestRock Linkx

Systems has reduced

changeover times on

its BoxSizer smart case packer

while also reducing errors and

delivering repeatable savings

thanks to wireless indicators

from Elesa UK.

WestRock Linkx Systems

manufacture machines and

integrated lines for shelf-ready

packaging and when one of

its customers saw the Elesa RF

wireless electronic position

indicator system on Elesa’s

PPMA Show stand a couple

of years ago, they asked

WestRock Linkx to trial it.

The customer felt the technology

could speed up machine

changeovers while ensuring

reliable, repeatable accuracy.

After the PPMA Show,

Elesa provided an RF system

package to WestRock Linkx

which proved to be a like-forlike

fit in place of the position

indicators it had previously

installed. This enabled faster

re-sets by use of an automated

controller via the machine

PLC, reducing operator time

and also operator error.

Following the

initial trials,



was high

across a range

of subsequent



leading to

one machine

end user

saying: “this


upgrade was

added to our


in under

two days

The Elesa RF

has delivered

many benefits

and has already made huge

improvements to product

changeovers and set-up times.”

The team at WestRock Linkx

was so impressed that the

Customers of WestRock Linkx Systems say the upgrade is making significant improvements to product changeovers

RF system has now been

adopted as a standard option

across its complete range.

“Our use of the Elesa RF

wireless electronic positioning

system stemmed from a

customer demand for faster,

more accurate, repeatable

changeovers – a demand

we were delighted to meet,”

explains Tom Whatling,

technical sales manager

at WestRock Linkx.

“We have the ability

to design and


compact, flexible and

upgradable automated

packaging solutions

that are suitable

for 24/7 production

and warehouse

applications, so

using the Elesa

RF wireless





compliments that

manufacturing model,”

he tells Machinery Update.

In operation, the Elesa

wireless electronic positioning

system enables faster and

more reliable machine setup

by use of a wireless connected

profile controller, which

displays the initial setup

values on each of up to

36 electronic position

indicators. “It is now a

mainstream option on all

our machines and can be

retrofitted to our installations

– even to other manufacturer’s

machines where we are

upgrading a complete facility,”

says Whatling.


WestRock Linkx Systems

can install the new wireless

electronic positioning

indicator system to new

machines or retrospectively

as an upgrade to compatible


Elesa’s RF electronic

positioning system’s

communication with the PLC

is wireless, resulting in

faster, more efficient machine

set-up and change over

processes. It enables quicker

and more reliable machine

set up by use of a wireless

connected profile controller,

which displays the initial

set up values on each of up

to 36 electronic position

indicators. The operator can

simply choose the appropriate

menu then quickly re-set each

spindle to its correct start

position and the machine is

‘good to go’.

Elesa DD52R-E-RF position

indicators are networked to

the UC-RF control unit by

radio connection thus

enabling an easy and

quick installation. Current

and target positions are

transmitted by RF to and from

the control unit, facilitating

rapid machine set up.

The system consequently

saves time during the format

alignment process. Once the

setup profile has been called

up by the PLC, the control

unit UC-RF transmits the

target position to each

DD52R-E-RF position indicator.

The current/target position is

displayed on the LCD of the

DD52R-E-RF. The operator

manually sets the position

of the spindles following

the arrow displayed on the

LCD (clockwise/counterclockwise


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Installation News

South Korean e-Commerce firm

places follow-up conveyor order

Interroll has been awarded

a new project from a South

Korean e-Commerce

company that it has dealt with

over several years. The order

is for delivery of Interroll’s

Modular Conveyor Platform

(MCP) which is designed for

highly efficient and flexible

material flow processes.

Interroll MultiControls as

well as MCP modules will be

supplied. The solution covers

a total length of 11.8 km at one

of the customer’s distribution

centres in South Korea.

The new order comes after

Interroll received an order of

similar size from the same

customer last year when it

delivered 12 km of its MCP

as well as a previous first

and smaller order in 2017.



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at one of the South Korean

firm’s distribution centres

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The MCP platform was

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and any future expansion.

With the conveyor modules

in three standard widths, all

common materials can be

transported reliably.

“We are happy to once again

be the preferred partner of our

South Korean customer,” says

Dr Ben Xia, Interroll executive

vice president and head of

operations Asia. “The decision

underlines the quality of our

proven solutions for a bestin-class

material flow that is

adding value to the business

of our customers.”

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Installation News

Pallet wrappers provide a

safer option for logistics

The HHBM mixers offer gains

New mixers deliver

fast and efficient

cake-making mix

Memory Lane Cakes has replaced

old mixing equipment and

expanded its production capacity

with new rotating discharge

horizontal helical blade (HHBM)

mixers from John R Boone that

are used to produce a wide range

of cake batters, buttercream

fillings and toppings.

The HHBM features four

mixing blades forming a double

interrupted spiral that create a

criss-cross material flow and the

low-speed motor results in rapid,

efficient mixing. The ‘short and

tall’ mixer shape combined with

the omega-shaped shell ensures all

the mix is entrained by the blades.

The patented mixer arms that

minimise adherence to the mix

and the rotating trough discharge

reduces time taken to change

between different batches.

T 01260 272894

W www.jrboone.com

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When logistics company

Walkers Transport

wanted to cut out

damaged pallets in its supply

chain, it turned to Antalis

Packaging to help it replace

its manual wrapping process.

“We initially approached

Antalis Packaging as a

supplier for the latest pallet

wrapping machines and we

have subsequently purchased

four semi-automatic

Masterline high performance

pallet wrappers directly from

them,” explains Chris Burley,

general manager warehouse

and storage at Walkers


“This equipment has

greatly reduced costly handwrapping

of pallets and cut

significantly the number of

items being damaged – which

has subsequently increased

efficiency throughout the

business,” he says.

However, the benefits of

using Antalis Packaging have

been much more significant

to the logistics company.

“As a business, Walkers is

an expert on moving pallets;

Antalis Packaging has

supplied four semiautomatic


wrapping machines

from discussions with Antalis’s

staff it became apparent that

the Antalis Packaging team are

true experts for all aspects of

packaging, from boxes, boards,

tapes, wrapping, bags and

strapping to machines,” says

Burley. “Having a professional

packaging company on

board, advising on a variety of

packaging aspects, has been

invaluable to us,” he says.

And the relationship

continues as Walkers will

be working with Antalis

Packaging to offer advice to

its customers to resolve their

damaged pallet issues and

give them direct solutions

for their own packing. “For

us this is a win-win situation

as it will not only reduce

poor pallet presentation to

Walkers, but also help our

customers reduce their own

levels of damage, returns and

repacking,” says Burley.

T 01530 505099

W www.antalispackaging



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Installation News

Pick, sort and dispatch with ease

Investment in an automated

pick and sortation

solution from UK conveyor

manufacturer Advance

Automated Systems has helped

online retailer Andrew James UK

to increase warehouse

productivity by optimising

the flow of goods at their new

distribution centre.

The company had acquired

new larger warehousing

to provide 125,000sq ft of

capacity and its refurbishment

included the installation of a

4-floor mezzanine structure

for product distribution.

With stock stored on each floor,

Andrew James tasked Advance

to provide an automated pick

and sortation solution.

Following site surveys,

Advance designed a system

based on each floor having

dual 70 metre long belt

conveyors running the full

The conveying system moves thousands of orders per day at the Seaham site

length of the mezzanine.

Working on each of the four

floors, operators pick product

from the shelving and deposit

items onto the belt conveyors.

Product then travels onto

a cross feed belt, running at

90 degrees, and on to the end

of the belt on that floor.

Thereafter the product joins

a decline belt conveyor, which

drops down to floor level.

At this point, all four decline

belt conveyors merge onto a

single conveyor – Advance’s

proprietary system called

SmartLine roller conveyor.

Once on the SmartLine roller

conveyor, product is then

taken under a barcode/label


This first scanner indicates

whether the product is a

single order or part of a

multiple order. If the latter,

multiple orders are transferred

off onto a loop where they are

picked off to await the other

items which make up a full

order. Once a full order is

complete it is put back onto

the loop where it merges

into the system with any

single orders.

For single orders, the loop

is bypassed, and the product

is directed to a secondary

scanner which indicates the

courier that the parcel is being

despatched with, so it can be

routed down the correct

out-feed lane.

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W www.advanceautomation.co.uk

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Biscuit giant buys wrap,

bag and weigh machines

Fox’s Biscuits, part of the

2 Sisters Food Group,

has made a seven

figure investment in new

flow wrapping, bagging and

weighing equipment for

its Rocky and Party Rings

biscuits, as part of a strategy

to drive efficiency by replacing

legacy equipment.

The project, which includes

six Vegatronic 6000 baggers,

six Weightronic multihead

weighers, two Eagle flow

wrappers and a Delta

overwrapper, consolidates

Ilapak and 2 Sisters’ strategic


“Being able to use a single

supplier for all of our flow

wrapping, weighing and

bagging equipment needs is

an attractive proposition for

us,” explains Matt Soden,

category manager, equipment

and machinery at 2 Sisters.

“It makes everything easier

– from training our operators

through to holding spares

and carrying out servicing

and maintenance.

“We also favour singlesource

full line solutions, as

one supplier is responsible

for the efficient operation of

that line, and there are no

‘ownership’ issues,” he says.

To keep supermarket

shelves fully stocked with its

Rocky bar brand, the biscuit

Ilapak’s Tony McDonald (L) sealing the deal with Matt Soden of 2 Sisters

manufacturer has four lines

operating 24/7 at speeds of

600 bars per minute at

its factory in Kirkham,

Lancashire. Last year, the

company identified a need to

replace some of this equipment

with new technology that

would deliver greater flexibility

and higher


Fox’s was

looking for a

complete line

solution for flow

wrapping individual

21g Rocky biscuit bars and

then overwrapping them

in packs of eight. Ilapak

proposed a complete line

solution comprising its

US-built DSA Eagle flow

wrapper, feeding into a sweep

system for collating the bars

and a Delta overwrapping


Engineered for 24/7

production environments and

speeds in excess of 1000 ppm,

the DSA Eagle incorporates

features such as automatic

splicing and expanded

touchscreen diagnostics

for maximum efficiency.

Heavy duty construction

The Kirkham

site makes

10 million

Party Rings

each week

and the design of its feeding

system are also key to the

flow wrapper’s high speed


As well as producing over

10 million Rocky bars every

week, Fox’s Kirkham factory

makes 10 million Party Rings

a week, and

Fox’s was keen

to modernise

the packaging

process for

bagging Party

Ring Minis into both individual

bags and multipacks.

“We wanted more flexibility

in terms of multipack formats

and our existing equipment

was no longer able to deliver

the output we needed,”

explains Soden. Again, Ilapak

put forward a proposal that

Soden says was “commercially

right for the business” and

supported Fox’s “timescales,

needs and challenges”.

Four Weightronic 16-10

multihead weighers would

feed four Vegatronic 6000

bagmakers with 21g

weighments of Party Ring

Mini biscuits to create portion

sized pillow packs. These

would then be collated and

packed into multipacks

containing 6 x 21g bags via two

Weightronic 14-50 multihead

weighers linked to two further

Vegatronic 6000 bagmakers.

T 020 8797 2000

W www.ilapak.co.uk

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on eco-films

Leading the frozen treats category

with its use of compostable

plastic-free film, UK ice lolly

producer LICKALIX is now

applying low-cost thermal inkjet

(TIJ) codes, text and graphics

from Rotech to its premium,

better-for-you products.

The ‘healthy lolly’ company

has moved out of polypropylene

(PP) film to a compostable

alternative. “Once we have

worked through our remaining

stock of PP film, we believe we

will become the first ‘frozen treat’

company to use material which

is compostable and carries the

‘Plastic Free’ consumer trust

mark, to wrap its products,”

says co-founder of the company

Karis Gesua.

When LICKALIX opted to

purchase a new PLC-controlled

flow wrapper from Ilapak, the

machinery company suggested

that it should consider in-line

TIJ coding as the optimum

solution for its best-before dates,

batch codes and other variable

marketing information.

The Markoprint Integra

One TIJ printer has met the

company’s need for reliable,

high speed coding with

consistently clear print.

An encoder ensures that, as

machine speeds ramp up and

down, the coder keeps pace with

the flow wrapper and maintains

consistent code quality.

T 01707 393700

W www.rotechmachines.com

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Installation News

Horizontal flow wrapper ensures

bakery can make daily deliveries

Ahorizontal flow wrapper

from Ulma Packaging,

along with responsive

aftercare service, has allowed

family-firm Henllan Bakery to

meet growing retail demand

for its baked goods.

Established in 1908 and

owned by the Moore family

for over a century, Henllan

Bakery produces and

supplies a wide variety of

breads, pies, pastries, cakes

and treats. Each morning,

Henllan’s fleet of delivery vans

leave the company’s site in

Denbighshire, North Wales to

ensure freshly baked goods

are on the shelves of some of

the UK’s biggest supermarkets.

Growing demand saw

the business open a second

bakery, but this had to be

equipped with a reliable

packaging solution as the

company wanted to diversify

its product range. The cakes

and confectionery produced

at the new facility needed to

be flow wrapped on acetate

trays, with new packaging

machinery required to

facilitate this. With that

Ulma delivered this FR200 machine

in mind, the bakery company

approached Ulma Packaging

UK for an efficient packaging

machine for its new facility.

A high level of support and

aftercare were also important

considerations in the

company’s choice of machine

as it is vital that it remains in

peak working condition to meet

daily orders. Any downtime

would make meeting these

deadlines more difficult, so a

responsive, supportive supplier

was also a must.

“I cannot stress enough

about the importance of a

strong supplier relationship,”

says Tom Moore, production

director at Henllan Bakery.

“We not only needed a welldesigned

packing machine, but

also a high level of professional

aftercare that would enable us

to meet our targets.

“Furthermore, any machine

provided for the new facility

would need to be versatile,

to allow us to keep up with

production, efficiency and

consistency demands,” he says.

Ulma recommended

the FR200 horizontal flow

wrapper that offers high

speeds and is equipped with

a rotary cross-sealing jaw

station and motion control


“The FR200 is a very

versatile machine that

is specifically suited to

packaging Henllan Bakery’s

products,” says Paul

McMahon, Ulma’s business

manager – machine sales.

“It is a robust, high-quality

and fully-proven solution,

with three pairs of rollers

allowing for longitudinal film

pulling and sealing in a left-toright

operating direction.”


The FR200 was first installed

at Henllan Bakery’s original

site two months before the

opening of the new facility.

This allowed the company to

familiarise themselves with

the new machine and enjoy

the production benefits it

offered while the second

bakery was being built.

As part of the installation,

Henllan Bakery machine

operators and maintenance

personnel were invited

to Ulma’s Dinnington

headquarters and shown how

to operate and look after the

new equipment. Once the

second bakery was complete,

the machine was transferred

across and Ulma delivered

refresher training.

T 01909 506504

W www.ulmapackaging.co.uk

Robot palletiser brings gains

to Wales-based drinks maker

Soft drinks producer Radnor

Hills turned to RMGroup

to design a bespoke fully

automated packing line at

its plant.

This high speed system

incorporates a pick-up sheet

station with bespoke gripper

that can pick up the sheets

and the bottles from the line.

In operation, stacks vary

from trays of 6 to 24 bottles

in 330ml to 750ml sizes. Of

particular benefit to the drinks

company is the user-friendly

HMI program that allows the

packaging formats/formations

to be changed easily.

“The program is designed

specifically to cater for

the changes in our bottle

quantities and sizes per tray,”

explains David Pope of Radnor

Hills. The whole RMGroup team

have been a pleasure to work

with, especially the engineers,

who have been extremely

knowledgeable and helpful

throughout the whole process.”

Pallets are stacked directly

onto a Robopac pallet

wrapper ensuring protection

RMGroup has worked with Radnor Hills to deliver a fully automated solution

and stability before being

moved by forklift.

T 01686 621704

W www.rmgroupuk.com


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Installation News

Quality and efficiency gains

for Morrisons fresh produce

Brillopak has installed a

range of fully automated

pick and place packing

lines at three of Morrisons

fresh produce and fruit

manufacturing sites to

deliver improved in-store

presentation with gentle, but

efficient handling.

Aligned to Morrisons’

strategy to provide the retailer’s

11 million weekly shoppers

with the best quality fresh

produce, Jason Kelly, head

of operations for Morrisons

Manufacturing has led the

automation strategy across

its fresh produce business.

This includes the Brillopak

systems installed at Rushden,

Thrapston and Gadbrook.

All three sites are delivering

improved in-store presentation

for apples, potatoes and

other root vegetables.

What’s more, the turnkey

systems can be easily

adapted to handle reusable

and renewable packaging

formats reports Rushden’s site

manager Andy Day.

“Rushden was the third

multi-line implementation

Brillopak engineered the four case loading lines at Rushden in collaboration with site manager Andy Day (pictured)

where Morrisons worked

with Brillopak,” explains Jason

Kelly. “Rather than creating

individual autonomous

operating units, we sought an

integrated, comprehensive,

more labour efficient system

that covered everything from

packing produce to palletising.

Historically, the Rushden

Cama showed an IF318 robatised forming, loading and closing machine

at ProSweets in January which was very well received by visitors

packhouse, which cleans,

stores, packs and distributes

thousands of tonnes of

potatoes every year, loaded

bags of flow wrapped potatoes

manually into crates. Now,

thanks to two fully-automated

and two semi-automated

pick, pack and palletising

lines, the Northamptonshire

site has enhanced its potato

packing precision and

transformed its operation from

an unergonomic roundtable

manual crate separation and

case loading method, to a

safer, high speed, optimised

potato packing process.

Similar turnkey lines were

installed at Gadbrook.

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Robot palletisers handle the heavy lifting and stacking of the potato crates

Rushden has significantly

boosted its OEE within 12

months, reports Day. Yet,

most importantly for the site

manager, the way potatoes

are presented in crates has

dramatically improved.

Additionally, waste is down,

bottlenecks have been

virtually eliminated, reliance

on agency staff has reduced

and workforce wellbeing and

satisfaction is the best it has

ever been at the site.

“Designing a system that

would accommodate our

facilities tight footprint was the

biggest challenge,” explains

Day. “Yet, having worked with

Brillopak on Thrapston’s apple

packing line, I felt confident

that they could prove their

concept and invent a modular

automated system that we could

introduce in phases causing

minimal disruption to our

seven-day-a-week processing

and warehouse operation.”

Comprising two long

stretches of conveyor feeding

bagged potatoes from the

manufacturing and bagging

operations, each automated

line features eight Brillopak


At the start of the line a

crate destacker unit lifts

and feeds Morrisons’ retail

trays at a consistent speed

and continuous stream on

conveyors to the dexterous

P180 spider arm robotic cell.

Snaking alongside are the

product conveyors. Rumble

technology is fitted to a small

section on each conveyor to

help settle the packs as they feed

single file into each P180 Spider

Arm Unipick dual robot cell.


Rather than using gripper end

effectors that would pierce

the potato bags, Brillopak

designed a glove-like end

effector that wraps around

each potato pack robot arm

lowering rapidly yet gently

into trays at very high speeds.

Filled trays then pass over

a vibration panel to settle the

potato packs in the crates.

This ensures packs don’t

get caught when the bale

arms close. If the bale arm is

damaged, the crate is rejected,

and the potatoes are returned

to the start of the packing

process for reprocessing.

The filled crates of potatoes

then pass to a double crate

The robot arm packs at high speeds

stacker, which places one

loaded crate on top of the other.

From here the double stack is

presented to the integrated yet

compact palletiser.

Brillopak’s modular design

also means that Morrisons

has a future proof investment.

“Rushden currently has

four packing lines handling

between 13 and 14 SKUs,”

says Day. “If volume of

products or capacity demands

it, we can converge all four

lines and run through the

robotic cells.

“This ability to swap,

chop and change or drop in

new kit knowing that with

one supplier, it will work

seamlessly alleviates a lot

of pressure,” he says.

T 01622 872907

W www.brillopak.co.uk

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Installation News

Automation technology

provides flexible benefit

Upgrade has bought financial gains

Pouch filler

gives savings

for biscuits

The Big Biscuit Company

produces upmarket pet biscuits

and to meet growing customer

demand, it has upgraded its

production facilities to include an

automatic pouch filling machine

from Intamac.

Established two and a half

years ago, the company used four

semi-automatic linear weighers

and sealing machines prior to

purchasing an Intamac Packaging

Systems IPS-8BT and

multi-head weigher.

This upgrade to an automatic

pouch filling machine has

increased production output

by over 40%, enabling it to

fulfil more contracts and giving

the company greater flexibility

with customers. There are also

significant savings per pack, as

previously, large orders with short

deadlines could only be handled

by using contract packers.

This meant that costs

mounted, and it also had less

control over schedules, while also

eating into any margin.

The IPS-8BT saves up to 80%

on this option, per pouch.

Leo Baker, operations director

at The Big Biscuit Company has

seen both financial and logistical

benefits. “As the business was

growing, we found ourselves

having to use more and more

agency staff to meet demand,”

he says. “This was both

expensive and incredibly time


T 01420 593693

W www.intamacmachinery.com

The configurable safe

small controller

PNOZmulti 2 and the

safety gate system PSENslock

from Pilz are responsible for

the flexible operating concept,

rapid implementation of format

changes and smooth operation

of Wächter Packautomatik’s

latest Tablomat LE machine.

In the process of redesigning

an erector machine, the

company was faced with

renewing the control and

safety technology as the

previous model no longer

met the increased customer

demands for performance

and efficiency.

The new Tablomat LE from

Wächter Packautomatik is

an automated tray and case

erector measuring around

6 x 3 x 2.5 metres, which is used

to manufacture secondary

packaging for a wide range

of products. The machine

produces up to 30 ergonomic,

elegant secondary packaging

items per minute, depending

on the requirement.

The risk assessment

produced by Wächter resulted

Increased customer satisfaction has resulted

from new x-ray inspection at food company

An upgrade to Loma x-ray

inspection units has delivered

a 30% increase in customer

satisfaction for convenience

foods manufacturer Swift

Fine Foods.

Ireland-based Swift Fine

Foods has installed Loma’s X5

Spacesaver and X5C Compact

x-ray inspection machines to

take over from conventional

metal detector technology.

Further reinforcing its

commitment to food safety,

the ability to check for a

wider range of contaminants,

New wiring is space saving and clear

in the following Performance

Level PLr in accordance

with EN ISO 13849-1: d.

The configurable safe

small controller

PNOZmulti 2

from Pilz is

tasked with safe

monitoring of

the four safety

gates, the




and communication of

customised diagnostic data

to the PLC via fieldbus module.

The narrow, 45 mm base unit

PNOZ m B0 provides 20 safe

inputs and 4 safe semiconductor

outputs and is modular,

PNOZmulti 2 controller

Some meals go to healthcare clients

product weight and volume

has already helped secure new

business for the convenience

foods manufacturer.

An increasing challenge

for the company are the multiple

flexible and expandable where


It just takes a few clicks to

select the hardware and create

the safety circuit via drag and

drop. As an open control

system, PNOZmulti 2 can also

be used flexibly and industrywide,

independently of

the higher-level operational

or plant control system.

It communicates with every

common fieldbus and,

depending on the application,

meets safety requirements

up to PL e and SIL CL 3.

The fieldbus modules can

be exchanged without

having to change the

program and enables

PNOZmulti 2 to be

connected to the various

communication networks.

Instead of the previous

mechanical safety

switches that were prone

to problems, the four safety

gates on the Tablomat LE

are now fitted with the noncontact

safety gate systems

PSENslock from Pilz.

T 01536 460766

W www.pilz.co.uk

sources of contamination

that can be introduced during

production. Following the

initial successful installation

of the X5 Spacesaver, Swift

Fine Foods introduced Loma’s

X5C Compact x-ray inspection

unit to all lines as it offered

a small footprint.

The X5C X-ray systems were

supplied with pusher reject

mechanism onto a gravity

roller rack with the necessary

fail-safes in place.

T 01252 893300

W www.loma.com

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Ambro Explains - If It Ain’t Broke, Keep It That Way

How Do You Cost Your PPM Schedule?

Ambro Systems specialise in all types of condition monitoring and maintenance.

We ensure that sources of equipment failure are identified with enough time for routine

maintenance to fix the issue before any losses occur.

Base pressure check

Pin height check

We know that it can be hard to explain the expense of a PPM

schedule to an accountant who may not have any production

experience. At Ambro, we work with our customers in

production to produce costed PPM schedules that can be

presented to management.

This article focuses on the ‘target set’: can seamer condition

monitoring. This consists of checking every parameter of the

seamer operations to make sure that it is within acceptable

working limits to produce a seam with integrity. The symptoms

of a poor seam include cans which only start to leak once out

in trade with your customers. The cost of this seam failure can

be enormous.

Below is a basic cost benefit analysis using 2 metrics, and

the Ambro target set cost of £750 including expenses (varies

with mileage).

Please note that you should also consider the cost of rework

(which includes remanufacture), but this is entirely individual to

your organisation. Use the ‘but for’ test - find and include every

cost which you would not have incurred ‘but for’ the issue.

You can contact us on service@ambrosystems.com and

we’ll send you a spreadsheet version of this.

Cost Per Standard Minute

This is the labour cost of the line for every minute that it should be

in production and is useful for costing simple problems such as jams

in the machine that can be easily solved by onsite staff. We’ve used

£25,000 salary and 3 operators in this example:

Lost Margin Per Standard Minute

To calculate lost margin per standard minute we’ll use the example

of a 12,000 can per hour line at the above efficiency of 75% and a

margin per unit of £0.20.

We can see that the payback

is 25 minutes of downtime. It is

useful to compare to the Cost

Per Standard Minute calculation

17 hours and 43 minutes of

downtime, which gives a loss of

margin of around £31,920.

The graph below shows that the payback comes by avoiding around

1064 minutes (17 hours and 43 minutes) of downtime per period.

We hope that this has been useful in illustrating the best ways to calculate how often you should be monitoring your machines.

Call Ambro on +44(0)117 440 4000 or Email: service@ambrosystems.com

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Systems will demonstrate

various sustainable gains

The three-day event in Germany

European trade fair

opens its doors on

24 September 2019

FachPack, the trade fair for

packaging, processes and

technology will open its doors on

24 September and will be home

to about 1,600 exhibitors in

12 exhibition halls in Nuremberg

until 26 September.

This anniversary event –

‘40 years of FachPack’– will

see an extensive supporting

programme to complement

the products and services

on show, with many topical

presentations as well as special

areas of interest throughout the

exhibition. The event is aimed at

visitors from food and beverage,

pharmaceutical and medical

technology, cosmetics, chemicals,

automation and other consumer

and industrial goods.

Admission price for a

1-day ticket is 48 euros while

a permanent ticket is 52 euros.

W www.fachpack.de

Schubert will demonstrate

how cardboard boxes

can be used instead

of packaging film in the

packaging process on its

stand, to help show how the

packaging industry is looking

for sustainable options.

The compact lightline

Cartonpacker consists of three

sub-machines in two machine

frames and erects the carton

trays before filling and sealing

them. It will be seen packing

chocolate bars in display

cartons, which are fed via two

belts with an output of 120

bars per minute each.

These 200 g chocolate bars

are not packed in a film sleeve,

but in a cardboard folding box.

During processing, the products

which enter the machine lying

flat, are first placed on edge

in a grouping chain, pushed

together and then placed in

blocks into a carton tray.

The flexibility of Schubert’s

equipment does not stop

with the packaging material

itself. It is also demonstrated

by Schubert’s individually

manufactured robot tools.

The design freedom of 3D printing allows optimally shaped tool production

Today, 3D printing offers

options that were previously

unthinkable. Fast production

of these parts makes it

possible to respond quickly

to new products and any

changing customer needs.

This design freedom also

allows optimally shaped tools,

even for fragile and complex

product shapes. At the German

exhibition, Schubert will

present a selection of current

3D tools as well as those used

in completed systems.

Interested visitors

can gain an even more

detailed insight into the

technology of Schubert’s

packaging machines at the

manufacturer’s parallel

in-house exhibition: the

Crailsheim plant will be open

to visitors between Monday

23 September and Friday 27

September. Here, Schubert

will present various packaging

systems in operation and

guide visitors through the

production process.

STAND Hall 1 Stand 219

W www.schubert-uk.co.uk

Cartoning and case packing machines provide users with

minimal downtime thanks to their fast changeover feature

Bosch Packaging Technology

will showcase its portfolio

in secondary packaging

with new cartoning and case

packing solutions.

This includes the Midrange

endload cartoner Kliklok MEC

which will be launched to the

European market. It includes

a future-proof sanitary design,

tool-less changeover and good

operator access. In addition,

Bosch will introduce the

new Elematic 2001 WA case

packer, which complements

the proven Elematic series for

one-piece and shelf-ready

two-piece cases. The machine

has a reduced footprint

compared to the previous

version and it offers maximum

flexibility in terms of the

different pack styles that can

be handled.


The Kliklok MEC is designed

to handle a wide range of

carton sizes; anything from

a 20 mm-thick pizza to a

100 mm-tall cake. It packs

up to 170 cartons per minute.

In operation, the endload

cartoner has full-length doors

that allow walk-in access

for easy changeovers and

maintenance. Format changes

are tool-less, easily repeatable,

and can be completed by just

one operator in between ten

to twelve minutes.

With its open-channel

stainless steel frame and

angled surfaces, the machine

complies with stringent

sanitary standards.

Moreover, the machine is

IP65 washdown rated, which

makes it easy to clean.

An additional feature is

standard open flap detection

to prevent opened or partially

opened cartons from exiting

the machine, which ensures

high product quality.

FachPack 2019 will also see

the launch of the Elematic

2001. The case packer stands

out for its compact, ergonomic

and simple machine design,

featuring a 25% smaller

footprint, says Bosch.

STAND Hall 1 Stand 204

W www.boschpackaging.com

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Vertical form, fill and seal machine

allows for maximum bag flexibility

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Rovema will show a

range of equipment at

FachPack including

a continuous motion vertical

form, fill and seal (VFFS)

machine. Called the BVC 260

Flexible, the machine has

recently been awarded with

Hershey’s Supplier Excellence

Award for Innovation.

In operation, the Rovema

BVC Flexible machine series

allows maximum flexibility

in bag designs for bag widths

up to 400 mm and is suitable

for the production of

Doypack-like RoPack bags

with a longitudinal zip.

Also produced are pillow

bags, gusseted bags and

4-side-seal-pouches with or

without zippers.



RoPak bags with longitudinal

zip can be produced a minute

Rovema says its BVC Flexible

was developed to make a

Doy-style bag on a VFFS unit as

appealing as those produced by

horizontal FFS counterparts,

while offering companies the

inherent advantages of VFFS

machines, such as reduced

operating costs, more flexibility,

decreased machine footprint,

quicker format changes and

optional product gassing.

Depending on the specific

application, up to 105 RoPack

bags with longitudinal zip

can be produced per minute,

but the machine can produce

many pack formats. It can

be adjusted to various

applications such as sweets,

dried fruits, cereals and nuts

and processes almost all

laminate packaging materials.

STAND Hall 4a Stand 411

W www.rovema.com

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PPMA Show Preview – Introduction

Students can learn about industry

PPMA BEST will be

helping young people

engage at the event

The PPMA BEST (Business,

Education, Skills and Training)

stand will house a special Lego

robot activity typical of some of

the methods the charity uses at

its events throughout the year.

It will form part of the tour to be

taken by about 100 students

visiting the show from schools

that have already taken part

in BEST activities.

“Part of the tour will take

them to the PPMA BEST stand

where they will compete in an

interactive activity using Lego

Education robotics kits,” says

Danny Reed, head of education &

skills at the PPMA. Students will

also be visiting PPMA member

companies to find out about

careers in engineering.


W www.ppmabest.org.uk

In brief


Networking will be a highlight

of the Enterprise Zone this year,

with dedicated meeting areas and

organised activities to facilitate

engagement and connection with

manufacturing industry peers.

OAL is sponsoring the zone

for a second year running and will

also be showcasing its robotics

and automation solutions,

as well as its patented cooking

technology. Visitors will be able

to experience how the APRIL Eye

artificial intelligence-based label

and date code verification solution

replicates human vision.


W www.oalgroup.com

PPMA Show visitors can

‘Find the Experts’ easily

to get independent advice

To help

visitors get

the most

from their visit

to the PPMA Total

Show, a brand new

‘Find the Experts’

stand will be found in the

Enterprise Zone.

Visitors with technical

queries at this year’s event will

have the opportunity to select

from a range of equipment

categories and pose questions

directly to pre-qualified

industry experts. As Machinery

Update went to press,

categories covered included

cartoning, checkweighig

and metal detection, coding

and marking, filling, form,

fill and seal (FFS), labelling,

palletising, robotics, shrink

and stretch wrapping, vision

systems and components.

This, however, is not the

exhaustive list and so

show-goers can follow the

advertising banners around

the exhibition hall to the stand

for further information.

From here, visitors will be

directed to a PPMA Find The

Experts ambassador on the

show floor, who will then

provide relevant and also

impartial advice.

“Whether you’re new to the

industry or simply looking

to broaden or change your

products and services, Find

the Experts is the ideal hub

to fast-track your enquiries,”

says David Harrison, acting

chief operating officer at show

organisers, the PPMA.

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Preview starts here…


W www.ppmatotalshow.co.uk


Fast and furious rocket car

This year’s feature area will house a full-scale model of the 135,000 bhp

jet and rocket powered car which is aiming to break the Land Speed

Record in the next two years. Visitors can learn more about this, one of

the most advanced aerodynamic and engineering projects of the 21st

century, and how registered charity Bloodhound Education is inspiring

a new generation to study STEM subjects.




at the show

With industrial vision becoming

an increasingly important

enabling technology across

the key industries covered by

the PPMA Total Show, no less

than 27 UKIVA (UK Industrial

Vision Association) members

will be exhibiting during the

three-day event. This will provide

an opportunity for visitors to

see a wide range of process,

product and packaging inspection

solutions, all under one roof.

The full range of expertise

offered by the association

can be found at the show, with

vision component suppliers,

technology innovators, systems

integrators and suppliers of

equipment featuring integrated

vision systems all being


UKIVA members exhibiting at

the NEC, Birmingham event are:

STAND A104 Acrovision

STAND A101 Active8 Robots

STAND J76 Alrad Imaging

STAND F40 Balluff

STAND D54 Baumer

STAND F50 Beckhoff Automation

STAND G26 ClearView Imaging

STAND C46 Cognex

STAND B02 Crest Solutions

STAND H140 Equipment Support Co

STAND H24 FT System

STAND F30 Genesi Elettronica

STAND H130 GS Controls

STAND B14 IFM Electronic

STAND F26 Industrial Vision Systems

STAND A50 Jenton Dimaco

STAND A46 Keyence

STAND D102 Laetus

STAND A80 Leuze Electronic

STAND H80 Mettler Toledo

STAND A85 Multipix Imaging

STAND B32 Olmec UK

STAND B36 Omron Electronics

STAND E136 Optel

STAND A03 Scorpion Vision

STAND D64 Sick (UK)

STAND A44 Stemmer Imaging

T 020 8773 5517

W www.ukiva.org

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Installation PPMA Southern News Total Show Manufacturing Show Preview Preview Review

Case erecting, packing, sealing

are all combined in single unit

Anew, high speed, fully

automated system

that combines case

erecting, packing and sealing

technology will be unveiled

by Endoline Machinery at the

PPMA Total Show.

As an all in one system,

the case packer offers a

compact and cost effective

alternative to installing a

trio of individual machines,

and has been engineered in

response to rising demand

from UK manufacturers who

are looking to automate their

food packing lines, to reduce

footprint, and to move away

from manual labour.

With precise product

handling at high speeds

of 12 cases per minute, the

case packer receives single

products from an infeed

conveyor, groups them

according to the programmed

pattern on a loading platform,

before lowering them into a

formed case below. The filled

case is then automatically

closed and sealed on the top

and bottom with tape.

Suitable for handling

any product packaging

and orientation, the case

packer can be customised

to suit specific demands

and reprogrammed for the

packing of different products

and quantities. Meanwhile,

Industry 4.0 compatible

technology is integrated

within the machine which can

capture and make data readily

available for use in ‘live’

decision making scenarios.

The compact design also

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Endoline’s case packer combines erecting, packing and sealing technology, drastically reducing the factory footprint

makes it the ideal solution

for production areas with

limited available space as the

full system is in one frame,

rather than having three

separate machines.

Endoline says this new

machine combines its

market leading erecting and

sealing systems with case

packing technology in just

one machine. “Working

with the UK’s leading food

manufacturers we are aware

of the increasing demand for

high speed, fully automated

systems which will increase

efficiency,” says Andrew Yates,

sales director of Endoline.

“We have re-engineered

our case erectors and sealers

to meet expectations for high

speed, flexible systems, but

by incorporating case packing,

we are now able to offer a

complete end of line solution.”


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The 60sq metre display presents an end-to-end flexible automated manufacturing process to visitors

Factory of the future

shows personal touch

Omron will showcase its flexible

production system that will

include its automation and robotics

solutions at this year’s PPMA Total Show.

The 60sq metre display will present an

end-to-end flexible automated

manufacturing process, giving visitors

an ambitious, in-depth look at the

possibilities of future production.

“Our ground-breaking system is driven

by the industry-wide move towards

more customisable, personalised

manufacturing,” Daniel Rossek, regional

marketing manager at Omron tells

Machinery Update.

Providing a model of a fully-automated

factory, the system brings the future to

life using technology solutions that exist

today. The fully automated production

system, where component retrieval,

assembly and quality inspection are

performed by autonomous robotic

technologies, is the first of its kind from

Omron. The system is also completely

digitised, allowing all data produced

by the system to be displayed on a

dashboard and closely monitored by

a supervisory system.

Visitors to the stand can interact with

the system over the course of the event,

Collaborative mobile robotics are demonstrated

designing their specification, placing

an order and watching as the solution

assembles their product in real time.

Through an onsite dashboard, users

can customise a product at every stage

of the production process, from order

entry to delivery, modelling the flexible

production lines of the future.

Although robotics are already used to

assemble complex components, Omron

is taking the process a stage further

with the combination of a roboticised

arm, connected camera and mobile

capabilities. The resulting collaborative

mobile robotics solution with integrated

machine vision can see the product it is

working on, enabling increased precision

and feedback that is shared with the

supervisory system.

The robots are also multipurpose and

able to perform different tasks as needed.

Product requirements and

specifications are changing fast in

manufacturing, with the trend towards

specialised and personalised customer

orders gathering pace, with no sign of

slowing. It is impossible to match the

speed and changeability of demand

with a traditional production process,

but Omron’s solution is designed to give

manufacturers the flexibility and agility

they need to personalise products at

the point of assembly and meet everchanging

customer expectations.

“Enabling the future of production

is not just about the technologies or

the impact on product delivery – it’s

also about driving innovation through

enabling humans and machines to work

seamlessly together,” says Rossek.


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PPMA Total Show Seminars

Small steps make a very big

difference in eco-balancing

Joanna Yarrow is head of sustainability and healthy living for IKEA and at the PPMA Total Show,

she will share her learnings in helping mainstream sustainable living. Here’s a taster

When it comes to

maintaining an

ecological balance

and being more resourceful,

it’s “everyone’s business”,

explains Joanna Yarrow,

head of sustainability and

healthy living for Swedish

multinational retailer, IKEA.

From the materials we source;

what we manufacture, and

how we use them, we all have

a part to play in a circular

economy, she says.

Since the turn of the century,

Yarrow has been helping to

bring the issue of sustainability

to the top of the political

agenda, as well as engaging

communities all over the world

to do more to remove, reuse

We all have

a part to play in

circular economy

and recycle. With the demand

for landfill rising, and with

China having all but put the

kibosh on importing waste

from the west, consumers are

becoming increasingly aware

of the impact their daily rituals

and buying habits are having

on the planet.

The manifestation of waste

deposits, coupled with the

excessive consumption of noneco-friendly

materials to help

protect, preserve and make

products more aesthetically

appealing, is certainly a huge

contributing factor.

With the perpetual

appetite for new technology,

consumers’ expectations

to have the latest gadget or

best piece of equipment,

irrespective of what journey

it takes to get to its destination,

is a big cultural hurdle to


There’s now a growing

dislike of wastefulness,

whether it’s of packaging

IKEA’s Joanna Yarrow speaks Tuesday

and other material waste or

more general. As such, it has

resulted in a global movement

for consumers to become more

resourceful and generate less

waste. Consumers are much

more interested in where their

products and produce have

derived from, and how they’re

manufactured. They now want

to delve beyond just the cover

and learn more about the story

behind their purchases.

In her current role, Yarrow

is focusing on how largescale

organisations like IKEA

can support households

and consumers to live more

sustainably. In her speech,

she will talk about some of the

global trends, as well as those

closer to home, and what key

themes are emerging.

As with everything, context is


Yarrow believes that with

the drive to phase out singleuse

plastics by 2030 – to move

towards 100% renewables

or recyclable materials –

manufacturers will need to be

on the front foot to support a

more percipient buyer looking

to reduce their own carbon


•Joanna Yarrow will deliver

her keynote speech, titled:

On a Mission to Make

Sustainability the New Normal

on Tuesday 1 October

between 11:05am - 11.40am.

PPMA’s Business, Education, Skills and Training charity

hosts students on day three to learn more about the sector

On the final day of the PPMA

Total Show – Thursday

3 October – students

from schools across the

UK will be welcomed to

the event by PPMA BEST

(Business, Education,

Skills and Training). This

is the association’s charity

established to encourage

young people to enter

and develop a career in

engineering within the

processing, packaging,

robotics, automation and

industrial vision supply

Danny Reed leads PPMA’s BEST

industries through education,

training and support.

Many of the schools that

will be attending the show

have taken part in PPMA BEST

activities and have forged

strong links with a local PPMA

member company who will be

supporting the day and also

hosting the 100 or so students.

“We have young people

from schools in Hampshire,

Manchester, Bedford,

Hertfordshire, Nottingham,

Lincolnshire and Peebles

coming to the event to see

exactly what engineering

is all about and hopefully

be inspired to join the

technical side of our varied

industry,” explains Danny

Reed, head of education

& skills at the PPMA.

Engineers from PPMA

member companies will

present to the students who

will have ample opportunity

to ask them questions and

find out about careers. These

students will then be taken

on a tour of selected member

stands to see the eqiupment

that they produce.


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given freely

Over the first two days of the

PPMA Total Show, you will find

a unique range of specialist

information available from the

free-to-attend keynote addresses,

seminars and panel discussions in

the Enterprise Zone.

On the facing page, Joanna

Yarrow, the head of sustainable

& healthy living at IKEA Group

gives a flavour of her keynote

speech entitled: On a Mission

to Make Sustainability the New

Normal – Lessons learnt in

main-streaming sustainability

and IKEA’s agenda to inspire

and enable its consumers to live

better lives within the planet’s

limit. It will take place on

Tuesday 1 October between

11:05am – 11:40am.


Meanwhile on this page, Peter

Conradi, the Paris-based Europe

editor of The Sunday Times,

will deliver his keynote speech,

entitled: Forecasting the UK’s

Political and Business Relationship

from across the Channel, on

Wednesday 2 October between

1pm - 1.40pm.

The programme also includes

a panel discussion on day one

that will cover: Widening the

scope of serialisation to meet

the needs of today’s demanding

consumer. Other topics to be

covered include: AMRC Factory

2050; how manufacturing is

helping to shift the possibilities

and the role of shelf life extension

in food waste reduction.

Also covered will be challenges

to thermal process validation; the

challenges in delivering a circular

economy for plastics packaging

and 5 disruptive technologies

that will fundamentally change

the future of packaging.

Brexit will have a huge

impact on all of Europe

Peter Conradi is the Paris-based Europe editor of The Sunday Times, and

he will try to make sense of what Brexit means for the UK and for those

doing business on the continent in his PPMA Total Show address

Brexit will change

Britain, but it will

also have a huge

impact on the European

Union (EU), which is

facing the most serious

crisis in its history.

The certainties that

have driven the growth

of the EU in the past few

decades are in doubt

and the mainstream

parties of the centre

right and centre left that

have long run Europe

look increasingly


A revolt against the

concentration of powers

in Brussels, of which

Brexit was a part, has

not been confined to

Britain. It has been

reflected in the growing

influence of rightwing

populists such

as Matteo Salvini, the

powerful deputy prime

minister of Italy, who

is spoiling for a fight

with the EU, and

a strong showing by the

anti-immigrant Alternative

for Germany party and by the

Yellow Vest protests in France.

The phenomenon has been

fuelled in large part by the

anger of those “left behind”

in small towns and villages,

rebelling against what they

see as decades of neglect by

“urban elites”. There is a revolt

in the air, too, among the

Peter Conradi will be talking Brexit at the event

former communist countries

of Eastern Europe, whose

booming economies are

bringing a new assertiveness.

Young, urban voters,

meanwhile, are turning to the

Greens, which are topping

opinion polls in Germany

and made significant gains

elsewhere in this June’s

elections to the European

Parliament. Societies are

There is revolt in the air across

all of the continent with societies

becoming increasingly polarised

becoming increasingly

polarised. Russia is

watching from the wings

and making mischief.

The German economy

is slowing and dragging

down its neighbours.

Matters are set to come

to a head this autumn

as a new European

Commission under

Ursula von der Leyen, the

former German defence

minister, is installed —

the same day Britain is

due to leave the EU.

Angela Merkel, the

German chancellor, is

heading for the exit after

almost 15 years in power,

but her successor is not

clear. Could Europe’s

biggest economy even

be led by the Greens?

It is only a matter of

time before Salvini

takes power in Italy.

Meanwhile, Donald

Trump and his threats

of a trade war is adding

to the uncertainties.

n Peter Conradi has

worked in national and

international journalism for

more than three decades.

In his present role as the

Paris-based Europe editor

and as former foreign editor of

The Sunday Times, he covers

the big stories in France,

Germany, Italy and beyond

so can speak authoritatively

on many aspects of

international affairs.

• Peter Conradi will deliver

his keynote speech, entitled:

Forecasting the UK’s Political

and Business Relationship

from across the Channel,

on Wednesday 2 October

between 1pm – 1.40pm.

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Conveyor accessories deliver

coding on underside of packs

Travtec will be showing

its range of conveyor

accessories for coding on

the underside of bottles, jars

and aerosol cans with the latest

versions of the Diverter and

Paratran at the PPMA Total

Show. Widely used on-line

in toiletries, healthcare, food

and beverage industries, this

equipment is designed to

accompany continuous inkjet

printers and laser markers

to ensure efficient, troublefree

code application and


The Paratran will be demonstrated






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The Travtec Mini-press

online cap pressing station

complements the range, by

allowing hand applied press-on

caps to be automatically

snapped tight, securely & safely.

To add to its range of

Pharmacarton track & trace

systems for the pharmaceutical

industry, the company will

demonstrate its off-line

Travino desktop serialisation

system for applying & reading

unique serialised data to

flat and erected cartons.

The system incorporates

Wolke thermal inkjet & Lixis

imaging technology for high

resolution coding with OCR/

OCV/2D code printing, reading

and virtual grading.


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Partnership will bring inspection

gains to all food processing sites

Fortress Technology will

launch details at the

PPMA Total Show of

its latest venture with longterm

partner Sparc Systems,

the specialist in counting,

weighing and inspection

machinery it has acquired.

By formalising this

partnership, both companies

will focus on their collective

food safety strengths,

engineering special and

customised inspection

equipment. “Existing

and future customers will

benefit from higher food

quality assurance, reduced

waste, greater supply chain

transparency, and realtime

food production and

packaging traceability,”

explains Phil Brown, Fortress

Technology’s European

managing director.

In addition to an extensive

portfolio of advanced food

metal detection systems,

Fortress can now offer

customers fully integrated,

high-quality checkweighing,

label inspection, x-ray and

check and detect combination

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Fortress Technology and Sparc Systems have already developed solutions

systems. Several years ago,

both companies applied their

engineering prowess to launch

the world’s first ferrous-only

five-lane multi-aperture metal

detector combined with a fivelane

Sparc checkweigher.

This concept was just one

of many customer projects

that the two companies have

collaborated on since 2005.

Catering to future

processing trends, stringent

Codes of Practice and

food safety laws across

European markets, the

partnership between Sparc

and Fortress will benefit food

manufacturers, retailers and

consumers alike, says Brown.

In addition to eradicating

contamination, the team will

focus on integrating visual

technologies to increase

traceability, systems to ensure

compliance with weighing

laws and single control

panels for operative ease-ofuse

and real-time production


“There’s a natural synergy

between Fortress and Sparc,”

says Brown. “We are both

custom solutions providers

and no matter the challenge,

we’ll take it on collectively,

bring together our R&D, and

create inspection systems

that respond to market

demands and new food safety

procedures,” he says. Both

companies will keep their

existing branding for the

foreseeable future.

At the same time, Fortress

will debut its latest metal

detector - the Interceptor DF

which is designed to inspect

high-value, low profile foods

vertically and horizontally,



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Don’t forget that the processing

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as a complementary option to

the printed version of its

PPMA Machinery Directory

and the new Group website, is

free to download.

This App allows end users

to search over 560 processing,

packaging, robotics and vision

systems companies to answer

their supplier needs more easily.

For more information, you can

discuss the App on the PPMA’s

stand at the PPMA Total Show.


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Pneumatics and


company Tom

Parker is returning to

the PPMA Total Show

to showcase its range

of products for the

process and packaging

machinery industry.

On show will be a

selection of cylinders,

valves, and FRL

assemblies from E.MC

and also Festo.

E.MC provides pneumatic

components for the

automation industry

and is exclusively available

in the UK through Tom

Parker, while Festo supplies

automation equipment

and pneumatic products, with

its Blue Star range on the stand.

For total vacuum system

solutions, the Piab range

features products that can

work to achieve low energy

consumption via the ecofriendly

decentralised vacuum

system. This advanced range

of vacuum pumps and

ejectors are powered by COAX

technology, and vacuum

Tom Parker will be discussing the complete range it offers at the three-day show

systems based on this

technology can provide three

times more vacuum flow than

conventional systems, says

Tom Parker.

Visitors will also see

CDC Pneumatic’s range of

One Touch push-to-connect

fittings, including a

miniaturised selection

for piping in limited spaces,

and the 20 bar range for

high pressure applications.

These fittings are configured

to allow instant tubing

connection for air pressure

piping for users.

To complement this range

of fittings, CDC offers a

lightweight polyurethane

tube suitable for compressed

air, vacuum, chemicals

and oil. It offers flexibility

at low pressure and is

convenient for piping.

These and other pneumatic

products will be available to

view at the NEC-based event.


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food products, including powders

and liquids, that are both efficient and

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Equipment to be demonstrated

delivers hygienic process use

To meet the needs of

the cost-conscious

food manufacturing

industry, HpE Process is

showcasing technology for

automation and clean-in-place

that offers low maintenance

and improved efficiencies at

the PPMA Total Show.

“HpE was set up to provide

a good independent service

for customers, providing

sanitary and hygienic

equipment predominately

for manufacturers operating

within the food and beverage

industry,” says Andy Allman,

managing director of HpE

Process. The company says its

product offering delivers energy

efficiency, reduces the loss of

production and minimises

the cost of maintenance.


Other trends influencing the

growth of the global food

processing is automation,

says Allman, and food

manufacturers who adopt

advanced and automated

equipment are likely to save

both time and energy as

well as reducing operational

overheads. Adding to its

product profile, HpE Process

is the sole UK distributor for

Evoguard, a company that is

part of the Krones Group.

The Evoguard valve and pump

series comprise a modular

system of components that

contributes to high production



technology runs across the

complete Evoguard range,”

explains Allman.

The equipment provided by

HpE meets all national and

international standards which,

says Allman is a given for food

production companies as they

pride themselves on choosing

the best products for any job.


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New x-ray and metal detect

inspection systems on show

Total mixing

offer is


At this year’s PPMA Total Show,

Silverson will be exhibiting

a range of mixing equipment

with working examples of the

Silverson Batch, Ultramix and

Laboratory mixers including the

Verso, a bench top in-line mixer.

Also on the stand will be the

Flashmix, Silverson’s powder/

liquid mixing system which,

unlike many powder/liquid

mixers that use vacuum to pull

in powders, forces powder into

the liquid stream. This not only

allows it to disperse and hydrate

large volumes of powders, it

means it can be used at higher

temperatures and with higher

viscosity mixes - offering the

advantages of high shear mixing

to a wide range of applications

that were previously not possible.

For the chemical industry,

a chemical-duty Flashmix

is also available offering the

advantages of this powder/liquid

mixing technology to an even

wider range of applications and

manufacturing industries.

Meanwhile, the Silverson

High Viscosity in-line mixer,

which has been designed to offer

exceptional flow rates and the

ability to process higher viscosity

products, will also be on display.

It features a special rotor design

which provides increased capacity

when compared to standard

in-line mixers, allowing the

processing of higher viscosity

products such as gels and can

often eliminate the need for

additional pumps.


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Yamato Scale

Dataweigh UK will

be demonstrating

its leading inspection

and automatic weighing

machinery at this year’s

PPMA Total Show and the

vital role that this equipment

plays throughout the food

packaging process.

Visitors to the stand will see

automatic inspection YX20

x-ray equipment which is

compliant with BRC, Tesco and

M&S standards and features

an advanced linear array with

proven inspection algorithms.

Yamato says an x-ray system

adds another layer of important

checks to any processing and

packaging line. “Coming in

the processing line after metal

detection and checkweighing,

an x-ray machine provides an

additional deep visual check

in real time for foreign bodies

in your packaged products

and automated rejection,” says

Andrea Spencer, commercial

operations manager at Yamato

Scale Dataweigh UK.

This flexible system

suits a variety of industry

Latest semi-automatic and fully automatic

labelling equipment will be demonstrated

Leading independent supplier

of labelling machines Atwell

Labellers will be demonstrating

a range of its equipment at this

year’s PPMA Total Show.

With over 30 years of

experience, the company will

be showing semi-automatic

and fully automatic equipment

to meet the production needs

across a broad range of

sectors. Visitors to the stand

can discuss anything from

wraparound labelling of beer

cans to labelling of tapered

soup pots or labelling cereal

applications, helping to reduce

waste and costs, improve

efficiency, enhance food safety

and ensure compliance.

Also on show will be

Yamato’s C Frame System,

a pneumatic frame that is easily

manoeuvrable in small areas

– allowing users to raise and

lower multihead weighers into

position on the production line.

It is ideal where space is at a

premium and where production

lines are in close proximity.

One system can be removed

bars on the top and

bottom to labelling

chutney jars front

and back. Contract

labelling services

are also offered.


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Atwell Labellers will be

discussing its range of

labelling options with

visitors to its stand

Yamato believes x-ray

systems add another

layer of important

checks to production

and cleaned while the others

remain in production –

minimising the impact of

downtime and maintaining

productivity. A full range of

Yamato weighing equipment

will be on show including

Omega multihead weighers,

the Alpha Advance multihead

machine, the Table Top

semi-automatic Dataweigh

(TDSW) range and also the

I-Series checkweighers.


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Standard machine parts can meet

all quality and reliability demands

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You make it

Elesa (UK) offers plastics

and metal standard

machine parts for the

mechanical engineering

industry and a range of its

products will be displayed.

Continuous attention to

clients’ needs and a rapid

service have made Elesa a

reference point for designers

and machine builders, says the

company. More than 45,000

product codes, 180 patents and

42 international design awards

produced with systems certified

to ISO 9001 and ISO 1401 are

supported by localised stock.

Our machines

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Elesa’s machine parts range is vast


Fast, reliable and easy to use

semi automatic and bespoke fully

automatic labelling systems.

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Elesa Standards includes

handwheels, handles, levers,

knobs, spring and indexing

plungers, levelling feet, locks

and latches and hydraulic tank

accessories in engineering

grade plastics, aluminium,

steel and stainless steel.

Also, a range of light to heavy

duty industrial castors,

vibration damping elements,

conveyor components, rod

ends, fork joints and magnets

are available.

Also offered are antivibration

mounts, ball lock

pins, ball transfer units, filler

breathers, grip knobs, latch

clamps and metal hinges, in

addition to oil level indicators,

plastic hinges, pneumatic

clamps, stainless steel hinges,

toggle clamps, tubular handles

and wing knobs.


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Doors will open on Industry 4.0

smart factory via interactive link

Sick is inviting PPMA Total

Show visitors to gain

an exclusive behindthe-scenes

insight into its

pioneering new Industry 4.0

smart sensor production

facility in Freiburg, Southern


It is the first time the doors

of Sick’s 4.0 Now factory have

been opened to UK industry

since full-scale, high volume

production of the company’s

smart sensors became fully

operational there last year.

Using interactive links, show

visitors will have a rare and

fascinating opportunity to

learn about Sick’s real-world

experiences of establishing

a facility from scratch

according to classic Industry

4.0 principles.

“The Freiburg facility

demonstrates how companies

of any size can achieve the

benefits of a factory of the future,

today,” says David Hannaby,

SICK’s UK product manager

for presence inspection.

“Industry 4.0 technologies

accelerate production,

streamline material flow,

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Sick’s Freiburg, Germany facility demonstrates how companies of any size can achieve Industry 4.0 benefits

optimise capacity utilisation,

and respond more flexibly to

customer priorities.

“They enable proactive

maintenance and intelligent

data exchange on demand,”

he tells Machinery Update.

The factory’s fully automated

technology cells support a

modular production process

for the smart photoelectric

sensor families. Instead of a

conventional linear sequence,

the workflow progresses

flexibly for each customer order

and a high level of product

variety is achieved.

Just as highly-distributed

processing has dispensed

with conventional automation

control hierarchies at the

Freiburg facility, so the

Industry 4.0 theme continues

on the stand with products

showcasing the company’s

latest Smart Sensor advances

including an expanding

number of Smart Tasks and

edge processes that can

communicate directly with

the Cloud.

The range of Prime

photoelectric and contrast

sensors will be among the

high-performance and

compact solutions specifically

targeted at packaging

machinery applications.

The new 4Sight Automated

Print Inspection System

developed in collaboration

with packaging automation

specialists AutoCoding

Systems will also be on show.

The company will also

reveal further developments

in its AppSpace platform

to develop and pool software

applications for smart,

programmable devices like

the INpector P 2D, and the

Trispector1000 3D sensors.


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Side load cartoning equipment

will deliver benefits to biscuits

Cama cartoners have been developed to offer high performance and reliable solutions for side loading and the model on show is destined for a UK installation

Cama Group will be

demonstrating its

latest CL156 side load

cartoning machine at the

PPMA Total Show, the first

time it has been exhibited

in the UK.

The CL156 is one of Cama’s

continuous motion cartoning

machines suitable for

applications that require up

to 400 cartons per minute

to be handled. The machine

on display will be configured

to deliver up to 240 cartons

per minute and is destined

for final installation at


Burton’s Biscuits to pack

a much-loved chocolate


The cartoner features

continuous motion rotary

carton picking and opening

via air blast to ensure efficient

carton forming at high speed.

Products are inserted into

the pre-glued carton via the

overhead mounted side load

carousel before flap closing

and exiting the machine

through an integrated quality

control reject system

(that rejects any cartons

with unclosed flaps).

Finished cartons then pass

to a Cama wraparound case

packer for packing into shelf

ready transit packaging.


Cama says it has been

selected by Burton’s Biscuits

because of its expertise and

long standing presence in

the bakery market having

supplied proven solutions

to multiple biscuit & bakery

manufacturers worldwide.

Cama’s experience includes

equipment for biscuits,

snacks, cereal bars, crackers

and even woven products.

Furthermore, says Mark

Brooker, UK director at the

company, the Cama BTG

features ergonomic and

hygienic design with ‘easy

entry’ and low product

retention machine design

to provide ease of use and

reliability for users.

The machine is part of

a complete line which starts

from flow wrapped products,

through to cartoning and

finishing in a wraparound case.


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Uptime boosting labelling and

coding solutions will be shown

Clearmark Solutions

will be exhibiting a

growing range of ICE

equipment and solutions

suitable for a number

of end markets such

as food and beverage,

pharmaceutical, personal

care, industrial and

electronics at the PPMA

Total Show.

The company will

focus on the benefits its

solutions have delivered

to customers for almost

two decades, helping

them to boost uptime,

improve overall equipment

effectiveness in the factory

and to reduce the risk, cost and

waste associated with poor

quality coding and labelling.

On display will be ICE

products including the

Zodiac Hawk, the special

thermal transfer overprinter

which has a built-in print

checking system capable

of checking the print of each

code it produces. This largely

removes the need to invest in

costly add-on vision systems

in order to meet increasing

Clearmark Solutions will be demonstrating its complete range at the NEC Birmingham

demand from retailers for

code quality checks. Equally

important, the coder’s ability

to provide early warning of

any potential loss of code

quality helps to minimise

production disruption

and downtime, as well as

reduce the risk of customer

complaints or the possibility of

a product recall, with its cost

implications and potential

damage to brand reputation.

“Because the iAssure

quality check system is

built-in to the machine, it has

already proven to be more

reliable than the standalone

systems we have seen used

in other factories,” says

Clearmark customer Stephen

Shields who is technical

director at Huntapac Produce.

The Vulcan print and

apply labeller will also be

showcased which is designed

to match the speed of the

packaging line, without

ever missing a pack.

The Vulcan’s Intelligent

Motion drive system

delivers faster and more

accurate labelling with

no creasing or label

dropping and no chance

of labels becoming

trapped in the system.

Because there are also

fewer moving parts, the

system is more reliable,

says Clearmark.

From its inkjet range,

Clearmark will have

the ICE Viper Plus on its

stand. Capable of printing

up to four lines of text at

600dpi resolution as well

as barcodes, 2D data matrix

codes and logos, it offers easy

set up and maintenance-free

operation thanks to its simpleto-replace

ink jet cartridge


All ICE machines offer

the user-friendly colour

touchscreen CLARiTY

interface and easy-to-use

CLARiSOFT label design



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Pillow bags can be made for confectionery products at up

to 500 a minute on twin machine shown for the first time

At the PPMA Total Show,

Rovema will present its

new BVC 145 TwinTube

which has been launched

to produce up to 500 pillow

bags for confectionery and

snacks per minute, while

not taking up much space in

the factory.

The continuous motion

BVC 145 TwinTube is equipped

with the proven product

detection Sense&Seal, which

detects any products in the

sealed area. Defective bags are

discharged directly by

up to 250 bags per minute

per line. As product detection

works entirely independently

for both lines, products

can be discharged on line

one, while line two can

continue production, without

constraints. This, says

the company, reduces the

number of defective bags

by up to 50%.

A fully automatic edge

control for both lines allows

a reproducible format

changeover. And as each

line has separate film

drive control, exact

bag lengths can be



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control is

fully integrated

into the housing

to save space

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Installation News

Process solutions will be shown

Process solutions

company Holmach will

be presenting a range

of novel and thermal shelf life

preservation systems at the

PPMA Total Show, including

technology for the cold

processing of food products

from UHDE, part of industrial

giant Thyssen Krupp.

With over 80 years of

experience in the design and

manufacture of high pressure

systems, the use of high

pressure processing (HPP) for

foods has accelerated over the

last three years, especially in

the US and its adoption is

now gathering pace in Europe.

Latest installations by

Holmach include HPP systems

for ready meals, another

for meats and delicatessen

products and the latest for

processing fresh lobster,

which gives much greater

Universal Filling MU S-O 2019 ARTWORK

Holmach will be presenting a range of thermal shelf life preservation systems

yield than using traditional

freezing or thermal processing


Apart from offering a range

of capacities from NPD level

to over three tons of product

per hour, UHDE also provides

ultra-reliability and reduced

maintenance requirements

compared with other systems,

says Holmach.

All components are built,

tested and certified in-house,

critical when 6000bar

pressures are in use. Also, the

company has recently invested

in new machinery for vessel

and yoke production, which

gives even greater strength,

much longer service life of

the vessel itself and ultimate

reliability over hundreds of

thousands of cycles.

UHDE has built high

pressure pumps for many

applications, so specialist

pumps are designed to reduce

noise levels and extend

service intervals. They can be

mounted remotely from the

HPP vessel so maintenance

can be carried out without

disturbing any production

runs. These can continue

with a second or third pump

still in operation.


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British manufacturer

Riggs Autopack will be

demonstrating a range

of volumetric depositors,

filling machines and bespoke

conveyor filling lines at this

year’s PPMA Total Show.

The award-winning firm

takes great pride in supplying

its depositors and filling

equipment to a huge variety of

food manufacturers throughout

the UK and overseas, and

clients typically range from

small start-up companies and

artisans through to large

multi-national food groups.

Riggs’ modern ISO 9001: 2015

factory, based in Nelson,

Lancashire, incorporates the

latest computer technology

in production and all its

machines are designed

on the latest 3D modelling

software. The machining

centres and CNC lathes enable

the depositors and filling

machines to be produced

to a high standard and help

to provide a quick response to

any bespoke orders.

The company will be

exhibiting a selection

of depositors and filling

machines, including its

Model SD servo depositors

in Birmingham in October.

This servo depositor range is

bespoke designed and built

to meet each client’s specific

food production needs.

Either full servo control or

back-stop only can be supplied

for its range of single and

multi-head depositors.

Also on display will be a

PLC control twin head filling

machine with slat running

conveyor, and a selection

of semi-automatic filling

machines with foot pedal

control and transfer pumps

with pneumatic control

designed for small, medium

or large-scale food producers.

“If you’re a food producer

seeking a high quality system

to accurately fill jars, bottles,

pots, tubs, ready meal trays,

cake tins, buckets, jerry

cans, pouches or bags, then

we could have the solution,”

says Scott Riley, marketing

manager at Riggs Autopack.


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Latest vision technologies will

demonstrate gains offered by 3D

Multipix Imaging will

this year demonstrate

an array of new vision

technologies at the PPMA

Total Show.

Visitors can learn about

different 3D camera techniques

and which to use for certain

applications. On the stand,

the Photoneo MotionCam

3D camera with its patented

technology will demonstrate

how robustly and consistently

it captures 3D point cloud

information from moving items.

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Making vision count for customers

Computer Vision creates

opportunities for new

applications when combined

with Embedded Vision,

says the company, and new

Basler Embedded Vision kits

provide developers with all

the modular components they

need to evaluate and devise

a successful Embedded Vision

solution through the Basler

dart board level camera and

embedded processing board.

Multipix will also

demonstrate how Deep

Learning software tools take

Artificial Intelligence to new

levels. “MVTec’s HALCON

Imaging Software continues

to develop as you can now

execute the deep learning

inference on Arm-based CPUs,

which allows the deployment

of deep learning applications

on embedded devices without

the need of any further

dedicated hardware,” explains

Lynne Potter of Multipix.


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circulatory movement

flexible modular system

individually movable movers

User benefits

minimised footprint

software-based format change

improved availability

increased output

shortened time to market

All over the world product manufacturers have to offer increasingly individualised products – with

machines that reduce the footprint and improve productivity at the same time. This is made possible by

the XTS eXtended Transport System in combination with PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology. Its

high level of design freedom allows new machine concepts for transport, handling and assembly. In the

stainless steel hygienic version the XTS is ideal for use in the pharmaceutical and food industries.

free installation position

compact design

freely selectable geometry

few mechanical parts and system components

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PPMA Total Show Preview

New material helps

food processors to

make factories safe

BST Detectable Products offers

a metal detectable and x-ray visible

alternative to regular plastics and

will feature products made from its

latest formulation called XDETECT

at the PPMA Total Show.

This, says the company, is

the most detectable, strong,

and colourful compound BST

has ever made. XDETECT is a

polypropylene-based plastic

which is engineered to be metal

detectable, x-ray visible and

antibacterial. It is available in

nine hygiene colours and actively

protects against germs and mould

and will even stick to a magnet.

Food safe detectable pens,

calculators, scrapers, measuring

jugs, buckets, boxes, knives,

traceability tags and even

bespoke items are available in

this material.


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Detectable products are shown

Winkworth MU S-O 2017

Two overwrappers offer

something for everyone

Sollas UK will this year

be exhibiting two

overwrapping machines

from its range of packaging

machinery at the PPMA Total

Show which are designed

to meet the needs of visitors

requiring entry level to

high-end equipment.

The Sollas SE25 is a semiautomatic

machine but

is designed with a highspecification

and capability.

“It’s a highly flexible machine

and is much appreciated by

contract packers and smaller

perfumery and cosmetics

companies,” explains John

Marchment, sales director at

Sollas UK. “The Sollas SE is

a high quality overwrapper

that is available for a limited

investment, offering the

opportunity to purchase

an original Sollas machine

without compromising

on quality, flexibility and


Meanwhile, the Sollas XE

is a fully automatic, servo and

cam operated machine which

can be adapted to operate

with a variety of products.

On show: The Sollas

XE fully automatic,

servo and cam



It can


at speeds

of up to

50 packs

a minute

and is


for factories

demanding higher

production rates.

The SX range can be found

operating in perfumery/

cosmetics, tea/coffee, digital

media, tobacco/vaping,

confectionery and a whole

host of other industries

around the world.

Both machines are userfriendly

with highly intuitive

Siemens HMI’s and offer

quick product changeovers.

Other features include one

level infeed/outfeed with a

variety of infeed directions/

arrangements and low cost

product change-parts.

“The flexibility of our

machines makes it easy to

combine different systems

or add specific product

handling devices and

accessories to create the right

solution for any packaging

challenge,” Marchment tells

Machinery Update.


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UPM Conveyors will focus

its working exhibits

on total automation

to allow visitors to its stand

at the PPMA Total Show an

opportunity to discuss options

to suit their own specific


On the stand will be its new

tote box filler for unattended

production. This works by

interfacing the production

machine and counting

machine cycles so when

a target count is achieved,

the full tote is indexed and

an empty tote transferred

into position. Product can be

conveyed to the tote box via

a robot or belt conveyor and

the total number of tote boxes

can be varied to different

models of filler.

These fillers can be based

on a vertical operation, rotary

or linear plus a check weigh

station can be incorporated

to ensure the tote target count

relates to the required weight.

Typically, many applications

are based on ‘lights out

unattended production’

allowing circa 8 hours capacity

to be collected in totes for

the next stages of production

to take place. This was the

case at Rutland Plastics who

installed a turnkey solution for

automatic product divert.

This was achieved by UPM

interfacing to the production

machine SPC and any changes

in process parameters result

in product being diverted for

QC inspection plus ferrous/

non-ferrous metal detection;

product cooling; parts

separation/diverging and

box filling with 8 full; 8 empty

and 1 filling.

The product being moulded

by the Oakham-based

company was for an asthma

inhaler requiring a clean room

environment as dictated for

medical products and also

included an overhead air filter

with special lighting as part

of the injection moulding



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New Installation Machinery Southern News Manufacturing Review

Transport system helps humans

to work collaboratively on lines

New safety functions

now incorporated in the

ACOPOStrak transport

system will take centre stage

on B&R Automation’s stand

at the PPMA Total Show.

The new development means

that humans can work handin-hand

with the system,

basically allowing humantrack


The flexible ACOPOStrak

transport system and B&R’s

human-track collaboration

open up new dimensions

in safe productivity at

collaborative workstations.

Intelligent safety technology

keeps these workstations

reliably risk-free without

the need for safety barriers.

To achieve this, the company

has integrated five safety

features in its ACOPOStrak

system: Safe Torque Off

(STO), Safely Limited Speed

(SLS), Safely Limited Force

(SLF), Safe Direction (SD)

and Safe Maximum Speed (SMS).

These functions limit

the speed and force of

ACOPOStrak shuttles as they

pass manual workstations

Users can switch between safely limited speed and full speed operation, easily

but then continue around the

remainder of the track with

full dynamic performance.

“What truly sets this

human-track collaboration

apart is its flexibility,” says

Stephen Ratcliffe, marketing

manager UK & Ireland at

B&R. The limit values for

safe speed and safe force

are calculated dynamically

by the safety application at

runtime and can be activated

or deactivated as needed.

The safe speed calculations

even take the weight of the

shuttle into account.

This allows shuttles of

different weights to travel

at their respective maximum

safe speeds without posing

a danger to workers.

The safety functions of

ACOPOStrak also enable

implementation of a safe

setup mode. In setup mode,

the speed and force limits

are activated as needed for

the respective track sections.

Once humans have left the

safe zones, the restrictions are

lifted. It is possible to switch

between safely limited speed

and full-speed operation at

any time.

Due to ACOPOStrak’s

short error response time,

safety clearances can be

much smaller. Even with

collaborative manual

workstations and safe

setup mode, the machine

surrounding the track can

be kept to compact

dimensions. This increases

the return on investment

and shrinks the machine


“We believe humantrack

collaboration takes

ACOPOStrak’s ultimate

production effectiveness

to a new level,” says Ratcliffe.


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Packaging equipment can

deliver low carbon gains

Drive rollers

bring benefit

to conveyors

Rulmeca will present to the market

its wide-ranging RDR series BL3

drive roller with an extended

selection of related products at

the PPMA Total Show.

“It is excellent value for

money which makes the RDR

BL3 drive roller the ideal choice

for satisfying even the most

demanding of clients,” explains

Grahame Halligan, unit handling

general manager at Rulmeca.

The Rulmeca Drive Roller

(RDR) is ideal in applications

which require:

• Low, medium or high speeds

which are either set or varied

by the client

• Constant high torque

throughout the speed range

• Frequent stop/start cycles

• Optimised working


• Low levels of system noise

• Safety for line operators.

They are designed to play

a key role in industrial

applications in which roller

transportation is an important

part of the production process.

Depending on the

characteristics of the items

to be conveyed, the overall

configuration of the system and

the environmental conditions, it

is possible to configure the drive

roller in complete safety and

with the utmost efficiency, says

the company. As well as being

classified as an electrically-safe

system as it is powered by 24V

DC, the drive roller is a silent,

compact, efficient and longlasting

solution which does

not require maintenance of its

functional parts.


W www.rulmeca.com


secondary packaging

company TrakRap

is inviting visitors to the

PPMA Total Show to learn

more about its low carbon

approach to food, drink and

pharmaceutical packaging.

The TrakRap team will

be offering visitors the

opportunity to see a live

demonstration of the

TrakRap packaging system

which, in operation,

eliminates the use of heat

from the packaging process,

reducing energy consumption

by as much as 90% and

materials usage, including

plastics, by as much as

70% compared to shrink

film systems. The company

says its system also delivers

significant cost savings

by enabling step change

improvements in productivity,

flexibility and sustainability,

while TrakRap’s 100%

recyclable film ensures its

packaging solutions deliver

the lowest carbon footprint

versus any corrugated box

or shrink wrap option.

UK manufactured standard profiles will be

on show which can be supplied from stock

EMKA (UK) and EMKA Profiles

will demonstrate their UK

manufactured products at the

PPMA Total Show.

On the stand from EMKA

Profiles will be extruded

sealing profiles for specialist

enclosures, cabinets, vehicles,

HVACR and other industrial

sealing purposes. These

standard and custom gasket

sections – self-adhesive,

channel-mounted or edge

mounted with a spring spine

– form an important part of

equipping electrical housings,

TrakRap says its system delivers cost savings and also a low carbon footprint

The TrakRap team will be

on stand to talk about the

operational and sustainability

benefits the machine delivers,

as well as showcasing the

company’s new collaborative

project to develop another

packaging machine which is

specifically designed to safely

wrap aerosols using a digital

twin – a fully functioning

digital version of the physical

machine itself.

specialist vehicles and other

industrial applications.

EMKA (UK) offers these

UK-made standard profiles

from stock along with many

others from the EMKA

production family, also from

stock or available to order.

Profiles in EPDM, neoprene,

PVC, black nitrate and natural

rubber cover traditional

expanded closed cell (selfadhesive)

foam, through

wiping blade and bubble or

P type sections, with self-grip

(clip-on), channel fixing and

Additionally, delegates

will get to experience the

ways in which the machine

and TrakRap’s sustainable

packaging solutions are

tackling the issue of climate

change first-hand, with the

company’s new video on the

importance of the closed loop

economy playing on screens

throughout the event.


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window type (with expansion

insert), to more complex

multi-functional and custom

designs, with fillers or flocked

weather strips and supported

sections with internal or

flange structural support.

Under their slogan of

‘everything but the enclosure’

EMKA (UK) will also be

showing its many locks,

latches, hinges, swing

handles and related hardware

suited to many applications.


W www.emka.com

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Banding, bagging, label and

data verification are on show

Jenton International

will be showing a wide

range of packaging and

processing equipment for

the food, pharmaceutical,

beverage, medical device and

cosmetics industries at the

PPMA Total Show.

The company will be

highlighting its well proven

Jenton Bandit table-top heatsealing

banding machines with

the latest large arch systems on

display along with samples of

products banded with printed

materials. Jenton Ariana will

be showcasing its convergers,

suitable for thermoformed

and other conveyorised packs,

inline seal testers for MAP/CAP

packs and trays, pad placing

systems and also stackers for


Meanwhile, the JenAct

GRU-V and UV-Torpedo

sanitisation systems for

reducing air and surface

pathogens in a food

production environment and

Jenton Dimaco’s on and offline

label and data verification

systems will be featured on its

stand. In response to demand

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for packaging weight to be

reduced while maintaining

shelf life and performance,

Jenton Packaging ‘Emplex’

continuous bag and pouch

sealer with vacuum and gas

flush will also be included

for the first time.



band sealers

offer speed,

seal integrity and

versatility. Suitable for both

hand-fed and conveyorised

products and developed for

the medical industry, Emplex

band sealers provide fast,

precise and strong seals.

The Emplex MPS 7103 and

7503 heavy duty, high speed

vacuum band sealers are

equipped with a vacuum and

or nitrogen gas flush system.

On show will

be a range of

equipment it

has developed



create high

quality, moisture

proof, oxygen free

packages and are ideal

for customers who require

more than five bags a minute.

Jenton Dimaco manufactures

on and off-line label verification

which can be combined with

checkweighing and real time

data verification to establish

a link in the traceability

chain. The machine vision

systems are especially suited

to fresh food items with

a short shelf life and verify

both the packaging as well as

the labelling. PPMA Total will

see the launch of a new vision/

weigh/metal detector combo

with minimum line length.

Jenton Ariana’s convergers

are simple and easy to clean,

operate and maintain and

have independent adjustable

working and infeed height,

quick change belts and long

life clutches.

The JenAct GRU-V is a wall

mounted UV air purifier

which is specially designed

to kill 99.99% of airborne

micro-organisms and viruses

preventing contamination

caused by untreated airflow.

The system produces no

harmful particles, no odours

and no harmful chemicals.

It is made from high grade

materials with shatter proof

bulbs and is ideal for food

production environments.

The UV Torpedo conveyors

are used to disinfect food

items on a line in advance of



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Rethinking food safety

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For food producers, hygiene and proactive food

safety take top priority in asset design. However,

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SKF, with microbiology experts from RISE

(Research Institutes of Sweden), have discovered

that bacterial contamination can build up inside

bearing units during operation, and even during

hygienic cleaning.

If bacteria can get in, they can also get out! The

answer is a hygienically-designed, fully sealed

bearing unit.

The new SKF Food Line ball bearing units -

Blue Range is a relubrication-free solution that

supports your proactive food safety processes.

Sealed from both sides and filled with allergenfree

grease, they allow you to actively reduce

food safety risks by combining hygienic design,

relubrication-free technology, corrosion

resistance and food grade components. Coming

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New robotics company

makes public entrance

CVGC vacuum handling gripper


handling is

on show

Supplier of vacuum handling

components, Vacucom will also be

demonstrating vacuum handling

system products from French firm

Coval at the PPMA Total Show.

Included on its stand will be

the CVG-L lightweight vacuum

gripper which can handle a whole

range of products including wood

and cartons. Also on show will

be the CVP Cartridge vacuum

generator which is described as

a compact, lightweight, powerful

with or without control, option.

It enables the user to design

the housing around the product

to be handled.

Meanwhile, the Coval FPC

Flowpack cups are available in

three different sizes and two

material grades for the efficient

handling of loose packed

products. It is FDA approved and

rigorously tested, says Vacucom.

Another Coval product that

visitors to the stand can see

is the CVGC vacuum handling

gripper which has been designed

for robots with limited payload

capabilities. Various sizes and

options can be fitted. This

product is an addition to Coval’s

growing range of vacuum tool

solutions including the CVG,

CVG-L and MVG.


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CVP cartridge vacuum generator

In a bid to meet the evergrowing

demand for fully

automated end of line

systems, which increasingly

require robotic solutions,

Endoline Machinery has

launched sister company –

Endoline Robotics Limited

(ERL) – and formed a new

strategic partnership with

Fanuc Robotics.

The move reinforces

Endoline’s reputation as a

provider of case erecting

and sealing automation and,

through the strength of the

Fanuc brand, it will now

manage the installation of

robotic palletising systems

under the umbrella of ERL.

While overseen by Endoline

Machinery’s management

team, headed up by md

Andrew Yates, ERL will

be driven by director of

sales Grigory Belosky, who

was formerly Endoline’s

international sales manager.

“Our ability to engineer

customised, fully automatic

case erecting and sealing

solutions underpins our

reputation in the market,”

Machinery Finder App is making sourcing

new equipment suppliers easy for end-users

Don’t forget that the

processing and packaging

machinery finder App,

developed by the PPMA as

a complementary option to

the printed version of its

PPMA Machinery Directory

and the new Group website,

is free to download from

Google Play.


This App allows end users to

search over 560 processing,

packaging, robotics and vision

systems companies to

The Endoline Robotics and Fanuc team have sealed the robotic palletising deal

says Andrew Yates, md of ERL.

“Through our relationship

with leading global food

manufacturers we have

become increasingly aware

of the demand for robotic

integration, particularly as

companies move away from

using manual labour.

“The decision to partner

with Fanuc, and launch a

sister company, dedicated to

robotic palletising equipment,

illustrates a progressive period

in our almost 40-year history,”

he continues. “While we

have developed the company

and built up a solid export

answer their supplier needs

more easily. For more

information, you can discuss

the App on the PPMA’s stand

at the PPMA Total Show.

The new PPMA website has

been designed to help end

users across all sectors to

find out what is available

from the 560-strong

membership. You can also

find out details of training

courses and industry events

such as conferences.


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business, we are committed to

the UK and creating solutions

which directly meets our

customer needs.”

At the PPMA Total Show,

ERL will be showcasing a fully

automatic palletising system

which will be palletising and

de-palletising plastic crates.

The system will incorporate

a 6 axis Fanuc M710 series

industrial robot and the

plastic crates will be in various

sizes/colours to demonstrate

the ability to manage any

mixed pallets.


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Bag closing options are designed

to suit all market sector demands

At the PPMA Total Show,

Fischbein-Saxon will

demonstrate a range

of its bag closing options

including a UK-first costeffective

manual bagging

station, a Fischbein high

speed sewing system, a Saxon

band sealer with zip lock

closer, and the SH1000 hot

air sealer, as well as its newly

improved, high speed

air evacuation

system with a three

stage conveyor.

This improved Air-

Evacuation system is

called ‘airevac’ and

can now be installed

with all models

of Saxon sealers

to offer high speed

production bag

sealing, air

evacuation, plus

optional gas insertion.

The improvements

deliver more bags

per hour, a higher

fill rate, increases

This SEM30 is making

its UK debut at the show

Fischbein Saxon will demonstrate its improved ‘airevac’ system

in air removal

from the bags

and enhanced

shelf life for

food stuffs.

Also to be

demonstrated on

its stand is the

SEM30 manual

bagging system

which is making

its UK debut. This

robust, gross weigher

offers many benefits to users

as it boasts integral hopper,

three electronic weighers,

accurate dosage, 500 product

recipe spaces, easy to clean

feeding screw and pneumatic

bag clamp.

Presented as an all-in-one

bag filler and closing solution,

the SEM30 will suit small to

medium sized companies

looking to speed up their packing

process, says the company.

Another machine on show

is the Saxon band sealer

with Zip lock closing.

Saxon band sealers have

been used across industries

for years, but due to the

growth in the sports nutrition

and fine powders industry,

and their common zip lock

bag, Saxon has developed

the Band sealer to

accommodate all zip lock

bags. It seals the bag surface

and pushes shut all zip locks

or sliders in one go.

Fishbein-Saxon has been

developing bag closing

solutions for customers for

over 100 years and offers

standard and bespoke

options for customers

around the world.

“We are excited to

bring our new options to the

exhibition and believe they

are cost effective, flexible

and well-made machines,

designed around specific

market needs,” says Barry

Cox, sales director, at the



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PPMA Total Show Preview

Video Wall helps operatives

to see real-time information

Industrial Controls and

Automation (ICA) says it

understands the importance

of providing plant operatives

with meaningful real-time

diagnostic information and its

stand at the PPMA Total Show

will reflect this.

“Our Industrial Video

Wall is designed to provide

this information simply and

clearly, directing operators

and engineering staff to plant

faults as quickly and efficiently

as possible via means of an

animated large scale screen

display solution,” explains

Nick Gibbs, director at ICA.



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Comprising a set of

professional, large industrial

display screens, matrixed

to suit the plant layout and

visible from up to 20 metres

away, the Industrial Video Wall

provides clear and decisive

information to the factory

floor. Primarily designed for

larger factories, the screens are

supplied with a control panel

containing the PC, distribution

and UPS which can be wall

mountable or frame mounted

depending on the required


ICA is happy to discuss any

visitor requirements to help

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Core components are

demonstrated at show

HepcoMotion will

showcase core


used in processing

and packaging

machinery at the

PPMA Total Show.

HepcoMotion’s range

of linear and circular

motion products play

a key role in optimising

production processes

– a core driver for

every design engineer

and the company will

showcase some of its

products ideally suited

to machine automation.

For creative solutions

in processing and

packaging automation,

visitors will be able

to see the established

GFX Hepco Guidance System

for Beckhoff XTS (eXtended

Transport System).

This solution utilises Hepco’s

PRT2 and 1-Trak guidance

systems to work with

Beckhoff’s XTS circuit linear

system to meet the needs of

higher duty XTS applications

where motion profiles

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HepcoMotion will demonstrate what

it describes as creative solutions

and long-term durability

requirements are particularly


The company believes this

combination of technologies

from Beckhoff and Hepco

provides users with a robust,

high production

and flexible

solution that will




in many



This system is

ideally suited

to a range of


such as a variable

speed lane divider

to sort randomly

positioned items into

separate lanes, or a doublesided

system for a compact

application that requires

multiple motion profiles.

Widely used at the forefront

of food packaging technology

by customers such as

Kliklok International for

its ITC system, GFX provides

a high speed, high volume,

low maintenance solution

than can easily be

re-configured to suit different

types of products.


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Capping equipment

is designed to meet

all sector demands

At the PPMA Total Show, Krones

UK will be showcasing technology

from its agency Zalkin Capping


Visitors to the stand will see

a TM300 FILLCAPP singlehead

stand-alone capper with

integrated filling station.

Features include single nozzle

filling valve, single head capper

(various cap sizes), integrated

cap feed and sorting.

Represented by Krones in the

UK and Ireland for over 40 years,

Zalkin capping machines handle

all varieties of push-in, push-on,

twist-off, roll-on, pilfer proof, child

resistant and screw caps in plastics

or metal, with torque control by

magnetic, electro-magnetic and

‘intelligent’ capping systems.

Outputs are available from 1,000

per hour to 1,000 per minute.


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PPMA Total Show Preview

Advanced laser marking

equipment offers benefit

Balluff’s largest ever UK stand


to deliver

product gain

Balluff’s presence at this year’s

PPMA Total Show will see

the largest stand it has ever

constructed in the UK. It will also

be the first time that the company

has exhibited alongside its partner

company Matrix Vision, bringing

both brands and technologies

together. This will allow Balluff to

showcase its brand new range of

sensor and connectivity solutions,

including the new SmartLight

Pick-to-Light, its measurement

range, vision and camera range;

as well as its safety line.

As manufacturing becomes

more flexible and individualised and

processes made transparent and

documentable, Balluff is offering

sustainable solutions which

support modular machine concepts

as well as fast and reliable format

changing. Balluff says it contributes

to higher system up-time and more

efficiency in the entire process.

In addition to its own

exhibits, the company will also

have an exclusive Gripple

machine on its stand. This machine

will be packed full of Balluff

technology, demonstrating

the Gripple packaging process.

Gripple Automation offers

bespoke design and build

machines that are designed to

improve manufacturing processes

and significantly increase

performance. “We are very proud

to have such a close relationship

with Gripple and it is an honour

to have their machinery on our

stand,” says Balluff’s Katie Askham.


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Macsa ID UK will be

highlighting its wide

range of advanced

coding and marking

equipment for the food,

pharmaceutical, beverage,

personal care and household

markets at PPMA Total 2019.

Among the systems on

display will be the company’s

compact, lightweight and

affordable ICON 2 small

character laser coder.

This laser solution can be

used for most packaging

applications and is designed

to offer excellent performance,

usability and reliability at high

speeds, as well as increased

environmental benefits and

lower running costs.

The company’s idTIJ small

character thermal inkjet

printer will also be on display.

Macsa’s cost effective ICON 2

offers permanent, consistent

and durable marking in a

clean, usable and sustainable

design, making it suitable for

first time laser users in the

packaging industry. It boasts

a metal enclosure, has an

efficient and reliable power

Cartridge magnetic separator now gives two

further pick up points and increased strength

Eriez Europe will be launching

its upgraded RF Cartridge

at the PPMA Total Show in

Birmingham, an improved

product that has resulted from

a customer request.

When a customer needed a

higher strength RF Cartridge

Magnetic Separator, Dr Nick

Lewis, applications engineer,

set about trying to improve

the removal of tramp iron

from dry, free-flowing

products conveyed in

pneumatic pipelines.

Lewis utilised his skills

Macsa ID says its ICON 2 small character laser coder offers durable marking

supply and is available in both

10 and 30 Watt versions. It is

also supplied with network

connectivity as standard.

The coder is capable of

marking on most substrates

including labels, cartons,

plastics, glass, wood and

textiles. It can print both

linear and 2D barcodes and

static barcoding is available

as standard while dynamic

barcoding is optional.

An external colour touch

screen with intuitive interface

enables simple navigation,

developed during his PhD

researching modelling

magnetic properties of

electrical steel, and the

experience of using

FEM Modelling

allowed him to


implement RF

Cartridge strength increases.

The upgraded RF Cartridge

incorporates two further

pickup points and the field

of strength has increased

two and half times over.

This will bring immense value

ease of programming and

excellent functionality,

especially where it is installed

in difficult to reach areas.

Meanwhile, Macsa’s idTIJ

is compact, reliable and very

simple to use. It incorporates

an intuitive 10in colour

touch screen which has

been specially developed to

facilitate easy installation,

operation and maintenance,

as well as improve overall

user experience.


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This separator is much more powerful

to installers as a clean product

can be guaranteed, says the



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PPMA Total Show Preview

Complete metal detecting range

meets multiple industry demand

UK distributor of CEIA

metal detectors MDS

will be focusing

on solutions for food,

pharmaceutical, textile and

engineering applications at

the PPMA Total Show.

The company will be

exhibiting several metal

detectors to demonstrate

the range available from the

company, from conveyor

based systems to gravity fall

MDS will be showing a range of inspection units

systems. During the event,

MDS will be running product

tests on specific products

while also demonstrating

CEIA’s signature data capture

software package, called

THS Production. This program

enables automation and

reporting on several metal

detectors from a computer

or a laptop.

FBV is the latest conveyor

to be launched as a standard

model by CEIA and

has been designed

for vertically filled

sachets, jars or

bagged items. It is

a compact system

and comes with

an air-blast and a

pusher reject option

allowing it to meet

higher level retail


Also on the stand

will be the MS21

Retailer Spec. The

MS21 is the most

advanced solution

as it can use

multiple frequencies

at the same time,

MDS will run

product tests

on its stand

during the


allowing it

to provide




than a




says MDS.

This allows

the MS21

to find small irregularly

shaped contamination.

Meanwhile, the PH

range is used within the

pharmaceutical industry

and includes solutions for

tablet and capsule inspection

together with a free fall system

for in-process protection

for powdered products.

Dust tight and wash in place

options are also offered and

all these systems are

compliant with FDA


Visitors to the stand can

discuss the FFV gravity fall

systems that are designed

for granular products or talk

about the G series throat

detectors which are available

in a wide range of sizes and

performance options, as well

as pipeline equipment.


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The GFF range offers a source extraction system that can

be fully integrated into any production process for benefits

Dustcontrol UK will exhibit

its new process extraction

and general cleaning range at

this year’s PPMA Total Show

including the GFF range of

equipment for centralised

vacuum systems.

The GFF range is designed

to offer a source extraction

system that can be fully

integrated into the production

process for recycling or used

as a centralised vacuum

cleaning system. Ultimately,

it provides a flexible system

where all parts are approved

for food contact, contributing

to safe and hygienic food


In addition, the company

will also be showcasing its

powerful DC 11 Module,

DC 1800, DC Tromb 400 and

DC AirCube equipment.

When fully integrated with

all GFF components, the

system includes flap valves,

suction brushes, flat nozzles,

hose connectors, tubing

system, joints, pre-separator,

automatic shutter valves and

filter units.

These colour coded handles/brushes

allow for different factory application

These GFF brushes are

antistatic and ESD certified,

with a material composition

that makes them detectable

via metal detector as well as

being autoclavable up to

121deg C, allowing for highpressure

saturated steam

cleaning. Their colour coding,

covering five handle colours

and two interchangeable

brush colours, also allows

for different applications in

the factory, or different days

of the week depending on

specific customer need.


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Inspection systems can deliver a

high quality offer across sectors

At the PPMA Total Show,

Micro-Epsilon UK will

be showcasing its

moldCONTROL inline

thermography system and its

latest high performance in-line

colour measurement systems.

The moldCONTROL inline

thermography system detects

variations in quality by using

a high speed, high resolution

infrared thermal imaging

camera. It records the entire

component in up to six different

views and examines it.

The principle is simple:

a thermoIMAGER TIM

thermal imaging camera

records the infrared radiation

emanating from the mould and

visualises it. The temperature

distribution provides a quality

statement about incorrect

temperature control of the

mould, malfunction of the tool

temperature, visible geometry

errors and hidden defects.

On the stand, the demonstration

will involve the temperature

measurement of plastic

injection moulded Lego bricks.

For anyone who needs

to measure colour, the PPMA

Micro-Epsilon will be demonstrating a range of its technologies which are all designed to offer quality control benefits

Total Show stand will also

feature a demonstration of the

colorCONTROL ACS7000,

an inline high speed colour

measurement system that

measures the actual colour of

the target by identifying their

co-ordinates in the colour

space. The system can be set

up to continually monitor a

production process and output

the colour measurement via

Ethernet, EtherCAT or RS422.

This system can also be

taught ‘pass fail/limits’ and

then output out-of-tolerance

alarms using digital I/O.

Existing applications include

coloured glass, transparent

film and sheet production,

printing, packaging, cosmetics,

pharmaceuticals and in the

processing of plastics, food,

paper, veneers and textiles.

Visitors can also see a

demonstration of the new

colorSENSOR CFO200, a colour

recognition sensor designed

for high precision true colour

measurement in industrial

applications. The sensors stand

out due to their high colour

accuracy, good reproducibility,

high measuring rate and

modern communications

interfaces for easier network

integration and Industry 4.0

capability, says the company.

The CFO200 is suitable for

a wide range of applications

including colour sorting tasks

in food packaging, recognition

of colour marks in the printing

industry, quality control

in packaging, cosmetics,

medicine and plastics products.


W www.micro-epsilon.co.uk

Advances in technology will be demonstrated that aid users

to achieve operational excellence in the manufacturing area

This year, the Carlo Gavazzi

team will be on hand at the

PPMA Total Show to discuss

the latest technological

developments and advantages

of IO-Link sensors; illustrating

increased availability of data,

standardised wiring, remote

configuration and monitoring

as well as simple device

replacement. Also on show

will be the latest wireless

handheld IO-Link smart

configurator which makes a

laborious task quick and easy.

“We can show how

Carlo Gavazzi

will discuss


in IO-Link


advances in technology and

the revolution taking place in

the manufacturing industry

can aid operational excellence

by providing insight into

systems to reduce unscheduled

downtime while improving

productivity and energy

usage,” says Martin Wyatt,

Carlo Gavazzi’s business

development manager.

So, whether your business

needs a sensor with the

functionality to give you

answers, a solid state relay

which provides multifunction

alarm monitoring, breakdown

prevention and accurate

troubleshooting, a power

supply or an energy

management solution to

meet sustainability goals by

reducing your carbon footprint

and decreasing your energy

consumption and costs; the

company says it can help.


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PPMA Total Show Preview

New checkweigher is part of a

comprehensive range on show

The launch of a new

checkweigher will be

one of the highlights

of the Ishida Europe stand

at this year’s PPMA Total

Show, where the company

will showcase its capabilities

in multihead weighing and

inspection technologies as

part of its complete packing

line offering.

Alongside the IP65 certified

DACS-GN-SE checkweigher,

Ishida will demonstrate

three multihead weighers

that illustrate the versatility

of its model range, two highperformance

x-ray inspection

systems and the company’s

AirScan for accurate in-line leak

detection on MAP products.

The new version of Ishida’s

DACS-GN-SE-WP waterproof

model is now manufactured

to IP65 certification,

meaning the checkweigher

can withstand challenging

environments and stringent

cleaning requirements while

maintaining high speeds and

pinpoint accuracy. This makes

it ideal for a wide variety of

applications including fresh

Ishida will launch a new

checkweigher while also

showing x-ray equipment

and its AirScan machine

salads, chilled meats and

frozen products.

At the three-day exhibition,

the checkweigher will be

demonstrated with Ishida’s

advanced RRC (Retailer Reject

Confirmation) software that

helps food manufacturers

meet the latest retailer codes

of practice.

From its extensive range of

multihead weighers, Ishida

will show its proven 6-head

Ishida CCW-R2-106WB

Fresh Food Weigher

(FFW) that is designed

to handle many types

of sticky fresh and



with maximum speed

and efficiency. For fragile

products such as biscuits

and confectionery, the Ishida

CCW-RV-214-GS combines

reduced angle product

transfers throughout the

weigher with a special

curved hopper design that

allow product to roll and settle

gradually, reducing product

breakages by up to 20%.

The third weigher on display

is from Ishida’s range of

application-specific multihead

weighers that provide food

manufacturers with a costeffective,

off-the-shelf but

high-performance solution for

a wide range of applications.

The two x-ray inspection

systems on show – the

entry-level IX-EN and the

mid-range IX-GN –

underline the choice of

Ishida models available

according to individual

customer requirements. Both

offer reliable performance

incorporating Ishida’s

Genetic Algorithm (GA)

image processing function

that delivers superior

inspection sensitivity.

The Ishida AirScan uses

advanced laser technology

to identify leaks of CO2 from

holes as small as 0.25mm in

sealed MAP packs at speeds

of up to 180 packs per minute.


W www.ishidaeurope.com

Four different working models on the stand will include

stickpack and coffee pouch fillers as well as other FFS kit

Intamac Packaging Systems

will be displaying four

different filling machines at

the PPMA Total Show 2019.

Following large footfall to

the stand at last year’s show,

it was decided that displaying

working machinery is key to

the success of the exhibition

as it helps visitors to see the

quality and range of machines

that the company can supply.

New to the show this year

is the IPS-190 stickpack

machine and the IPS-2BT

coffee pouch fill/seal machine.

The IPS-190 is

an entry level

stickpack machine

capable of speeds

of up to 40 packs

a minute

(depending on

product and

stick size). The

IPS-2BT is used

by independent

coffee and tea


who are looking

to expand their businesses

and speed up production.

Show visitors can see Intamac equipment in action

This small but dynamic

machine can handle a variety

of different pouch sizes and

shapes, including gusseted

and flat bottom pouches.

Returning for the third year

will be the IPS-8BT pouch

filling machine, with a tij inc.

jet system. It offers a small

footprint, robust structure

and competitive price point.

Meanwhile, on show for the

second year is the IPS-420,

a vertical form, fill and seal

machine which fills pillow

and gusseted packs.


W www.intamacmachinery.com

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PPMA Total Show Preview

Bagger for IQF proteins

offers top-rated hygiene

This year’s PPMA Total

Show will be the UK

preview of Ilapak’s

Vegatronic 6400 – a new

continuous motion bagger

that has been designed to

offer best-in-class hygiene

and maximum uptime when

packaging frozen meat

products such as nuggets,

burgers, chicken pieces

and sausages.

The Vegatronic 6400 is an

evolution of the company’s

existing Vegatronic 6000

bagger, which has been

developed and adapted to

meet the specific demands

of the meat industry in

terms of sanitary design,

accessibility, fast

changeover and OEE

(overall equipment


Open frame design, IP66

rated electrical components,

easily removable forming

tube and a cantilever film

reel shaft are among the

features that combine to

make the Vegatronic 6400

an efficient and hygienic

meat industry bagger.


“We previewed the Vegatronic

6400 at our open house event

in Bologna in February,

where it met with an effusive

response from customers,

but we’re now launching

this new bagger to the UK

industry at PPMA Total,”

says Andrea Boccolini, VFFS

product manager at Ilapak.

“In engineering the bagger,

we have elevated hygiene

and efficiency to a much higher

level than any other bagger not

The Vegatronic

6400 is a new



bagger that

is designed

to offer

hygiene and


uptime for

packing frozen

meat products

only in our own range, but in

the entire market,” he claims.

Sanitary design has been

achieved by using stainless

steel for most parts and

minimising flat surfaces

and recesses where dust and

debris can accumulate.

All parts on the main frame

of the bagger are made from

rounded components, the

splicing table and forming

tube support are inclined,

the top of the electrical cabinet

is sloped and the protective

plate above the bagger is

apex shaped. The Vegatronic

6400 is also a full washdown

bagger; all electronic and

electrical parts are sealed to

IP66 or higher and open frame

architecture allows ready

access for cleaning.

The new machine is also suited

to frozen produce and cheese, and

any market that needs top hygiene

Efficiency on the bagger has

been enhanced in a number

of ways. The splicing table

is vacuum assisted, making

it very quick to operate, the

forming tube is mounted on

a swivel arm for easy removal

and the film reel shaft is both

pneumatically activated and

cantilever – making film reel

changeovers much quicker

than on machines with a

drop-in shaft. The machine

is designed with short drop

heights to prevent breakage

of brittle frozen products and

supports high speed operation.

This new machine is

targeted to the needs of the

IQF (individual quick freezing)

protein market but is also well

suited to frozen produce and

cheese – indeed any market

that has stringent hygiene

requirements. A new solution

for medium/large bags,

it can produce pillow packs

with or without MAP from

laminated films, HDPE, LDPE

and also biodegradable and/or

compostable materials.


W www.ilapak.co.uk

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One machine is handling

various different formats

The Pal 4.0 is low maintenance

A scaled model of

the latest palletiser

will be on show

Scott Automation’s Pal 4.0

palletiser can operate at speeds

of up to 100 cases per minute

and visitors to its PPMA Total

Show stand will see a scaled

model of the compact unit.

This new palletiser is equipped

with the latest components that

enables the unit to measure,

display and fine tune its overall

performance. The company

describes the pattern creation

feature as class leading.

The Pal 4.0 has been

developed from scratch in

conjunction with key partners

and the Technical University

of Brno and is in line with the

company’s IoT programme.

It is compatible with multi-line

or single line configuration and

is suitable for a wide range of

pack formats.


W www.scottautomation.com

At the PPMA Total Show,

Line Equipment,

past winners of the

PPMA Certificate of Merit

for Design and Manufacture

in packaging machinery,

will show its new LE360 PDQ

pouch machine.

This LE360 PDQ is the latest

machine to be developed by

the company and can provide

both ‘standard’ and ‘Doy style’

stand-up pouches from the

one machine and has been

developed specifically to meet

the needs of contract packers

and manufacturers with

a wide range of SKUs.

“As our own customers

came to us with questions

about flexibility of formats,

we made a decision,”

explains John Blashkiw.

“We decided to develop one

combination machine capable

of producing most styles of

bags, including Doy style,

while keeping to the same

quality and cost effectiveness

that the rest of our range is

renowned for,” he says.

“The PDQ allows customers

to produce various bag styles

The LE360 PDQ pouch machine will be demonstrated by Line Equipment

from one machine, filling the

gap to a move to dedicated

machines for each product

bag range, as and when the

production levels demand,

at a reasonable cost and

without the need for any

additional footprint.”

Blashkiw says that this

is a market-led innovation

driven by the overriding

mission ethos that runs

through Line Equipment –

to deliver packaging

machinery of the highest

quality at the most reasonable

price point of any European/

American manufacturer.

The rotatable jaws and true

fin back seal allows the unit

to be this flexible. It can cover

more bag styles and can

also add resealable zip

closures if required. It offers

potential cost and space

saving benefits.


W www.lineequipment.co.uk

Stacklight offering real-time

monitoring will be launched

Italian manufacturer of

beacons and sounders for

industrial applications Sirena

will be presenting its latest

EOS stacklight.

The EOS range has been

engineered for Industry 4.0

allowing real-time monitoring

of production and gathering

a wide range of data which

contributes towards energy

consumption optimisation,

preventive maintenance and

overall process optimisation.

Among the advantages of

the EOS range are:

• Easy assembly thanks

to the snap-on fastening


• Opaline lenses deliver higher

working environment safety

due to the easier stacklight

status recognition

• Smooth design to prevent

the build-up of dust which

avoids any possible risks

caused by lessened light

output over time

• RGB light module allowing

greater flexibility in use.


W www.sirena.it

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PPMA Total Show Preview

Post-show consultations

for all qualifying visitors

New feeders will be

joined by the latest

sieves on the stand

Genesis Process Solutions is

the UK and Ireland distributor

for several manufacturers and

at this year’s PPMA Total Show

it will be demonstrating new

products from Brabender and


From Brabender, the new

Universal feeder will be displayed

for the first time in the UK.

In addition to powders, granules

and flaked materials, the Universal

can also handle fruit and nuts.

Also on the stand will be a

Flexwall feeder fitted with a blue

trough which handles pellets and

fine-grained materials.

From the Farleygreene range,

Genesis will be displaying three

machines: a Rota centrifugal

screener; the new Sievmaster

Easilift which combines a sack

tipping station and vibratory

check screener and the new

Sievmaster E400 grading sieve.


W www.genesisps.co.uk

Engelmann & Buckham

(E&B), packaging

machinery consultants

and sales agents for a range of

manufacturers, will this year

be representing equipment

from Volpak, Apsol, Sema and

inc.jet at the PPMA Total Show.

Volpak has several

important developments

including its new PouchLab

– an R&D Excellence Centre

designed to help customers and

stakeholders develop the most

sustainable pouch solutions

by combining product

knowledge with machinery

expertise and materials.

Engelmann & Buckham will

also be showcasing the Volpak

Standcap Pouch – a new

packaging concept that has

been popular in the US and is

now taking off in the UK (see

page 15, Machinery Update

May/June 2019).

Apsol specialises in the

design and manufacture

of end of line packaging

machinery and works with

customers to engineer answers

to specific needs.

Visitors to the stand can

also discuss equipment

from Sema Systemtechnik,

manufacturers of secondary

packaging systems for the

dairy industry. The company

offers customised solutions

for tray erecting, tray packing,

case packing and sleeving

machinery, either as freestanding

equipment or

machines integrated with

up-stream equipment.

Michael Lindsay, managing

director of Engelmann &

Buckham will be setting

Apsol specialises

in the design and

manufacture of

end of line

packaging units

and uses 3D

CAD design

tools to produce

new designs

up free consultations with

qualifying visitors after the

three-day event. “E&B have

been analysing its role in the

packaging market and have

realised that we are uniquely

placed to offer potential

customers our expertise in

the form of a free consultation

after the show,” he says.

“More details will be available

on our stand, but we hope that

this offer can help customers.”


W www.buckham.co.uk

Integrated machine vision for laser coding and verification

is joined by CO2 lasers for a range of packaging operations

At the PPMA Total Show,

Laser Lines will be exhibiting

a range of lasers and automated

laser solutions from both

Datalogic and Synrad.

As well as showcasing

integrated machine vision for

laser coding and verification

MARVIS (Mark Read Verify

Integrated Solution) for direct

part marking traceability,

the company will be showing

a selected range of low and

high-powered CO2 lasers

designed for marking, cutting

and converting applications

A range of solutions will be seen in Birmingham

including large field galvo

systems used for label cutting,

easy open scoring, thin film

cutting and perforating.

“With our extensive range

of industrial laser

solutions, Laser Lines

has a laser solution,

whether you are a

laser end user looking

for a stand-alone fully

integrated industrial

workstation or an

entry level desk

top system, OEM

manufacturer or

specialist machine builder,

we have solutions for marking,

welding, cutting, cleaning,

cladding, hardening or

micro-machining,” says Jeryl

Adcock from the company.

The Banbury, Oxfordshirebased

company specialises

in providing complete

laser-based solutions, and its

technical support team can

help engineers, designers

and operators to understand

any requirements before

recommending practical

laser solutions.

Finished samples are also

produced to help with laser

solution decision making.


W www.laserlines.co.uk

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Improvements in a

sustainable approach

will be unveiled

On Springvale Equipment’s

stand at the PPMA Total Show,

its principal Mespack will be

revealing a new development that

has already undergone successful

trials with some leading global

manufacturers. Further details

will not be available until the

Birmingham-based exhibition

opens on Tuesday 1 October, but

the product has involved leading

suppliers of recyclable (including

reclosable fitments such as

zippers and caps), compostable

and bio-degradable films.

The new project is designed

to help its customers decisionmaking

process in the increasingly

prevalent ‘war against plastics’.

Earlier this year, the company

announced that its latest

generation of models were ready

for use with today’s recyclable and/

or biodegradable materials.

At the time, Mespack said it was

working on adapting its installed

base to new sustainable films.

“Commitment to the

environment has always been

part of the company’s values,”

explained Santi Alberich,

marketing director at Mespack.

“Our machines feature an energy

efficient design, but we want to

take a step further.”


W www.springvaleltd.co.uk

Systems and processes

are managing adhesive

Robatech will

present how gluing

processes in the

packaging industry can

be made more reliable,

more sustainable, and

more cost-efficient via its

new marketing strategy

called Green Gluing.

In addition to flexible

solutions such as the

automatic filling system,

pallet stabilisation

and wraparound

labelling, the company

believes that efficient

monitoring systems and

easily understandable process

data are also of decisive

importance in this area.

At the PPMA Total Show,

Robatech will introduce

easy-to-integrate and

flexible adhesive solutions

that address the growing

demand for increased

levels of automation and

digitisation in the packaging

industry. RobaFeed 3, the

automatic filling system for

adhesive granulate, avoids

unscheduled production

downtimes and helps

Robatech’s RobaVis is designed to offer an intuitive interface with all functionalities

operating personnel. At the

stand, visitors can see the

interaction of RobaFeed 3 with

granulate container GlueFill,

the tank-less melter Concept

Stream, along with the quick

and precise application heads

of the Diamond series.

The modern user interface

RobaVis is another highlight.

Whether on the melter itself,

integrated into a higherlevel

control, or simply as

a web application on any

device – RobaVis offers an

intuitive interface with all


With the AMS adhesive

application system, Robatech

is focusing on another key

topic: how can adhesive

consumption be reduced

to increase production

sustainability without risking

degradation of the bonding?

Also, to help avoid plastics

waste in pallet stabilisation,

the company has developed

a simple and effective

alternative to shrink and

stretch films which can be

discussed on the stand.


W www.robatech.com

Latest lubricants on show will include a water-based option

along with a Lego model to demonstrate chocolate making

Klüber Lubrication will be

demonstrating its new

Hydro lubricant which is

based on water at the PPMA

Total Show.

Until recently, water as a

lubricant has been of limited

use as it is subject to certain

physical and biological

limitations such as evaporation

and freezing points, oxidation

or microbiological growth.

However, by means of additives

in the lubricant, or technical

solutions on the component

concerned, Klüber says these

Lego model demonstrates process

limitations can be removed.

Compared to the current

oil-based lubricants, water

offers numerous functional

advantages such as being

more sustainable, global

Visitors to the stand will see water being used as a new functional lubricant

availability, non-toxic and

non-flammable in nature, says

the company.

On its stand, the company

will also have a chocolate bar

production line model that

is made of Lego and which

works to show the different

processes that go into making

a chocolate bar.


W www.klueber.com





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Washing machines designed

for all industrial applications

A broad range will be on show

Precision machine

knives and punches

are demonstrated

Stellar Technik will be presenting

a broad range of precision

machine knives and punches

at the PPMA Total Show which it

designs and manufactures

in-house at its Somerset site.

On the stand will be two

moving STS Cutter (strip-cut)

displays, complete with punch,

die and actuator. One of these

units features a special deep-V

blade which has been specially

designed to cut PET material.

“Stellar Technik precision

machine knives and punches can

directly replace OEM products

while bespoke development is

also a possibility,” says technical

sales manager Jamie Best.

The company offers both

off-the-shelf supply, bespoke

design options and even next day

delivery in many cases.


W www.stellartechnik.com

Industrial Washing

Machines (IWM) will be

exhibiting a brand new

T400 tray washer, the CW13

EX BT general-purpose

cabinet utensil washer

and the new range of boot

washers which are ideal for

food and pharmaceutical

manufacturing environments

at the PPMA Total Show.

The T400 single-lane

continuous-wash tray washer

which will be taking centre

stage at the event, is ideally

suited for small to medium

throughputs, or where

operational space is at a

premium. It can accommodate

up to 400 trays, crates or boxes

per hour and is typically

supplied in a continuous

straight-through tunnel

configuration. However,

overhead feed for one-person

operation is optionally

available, as are twin-tank

versions for users in high

care applications.

IWM will also be

showcasing its CW13 EX BT

cabinet washer which boasts

solid construction and

The new boot and

shoe washing stations range

will be demonstrated by IWM

user-friendly operation.

The latest CW13 EX BT generalpurpose

cabinet washer

provides efficient batch

washing for a wide range

of items including trays,

machine components/change

parts, weigh pans, buckets

and utensils. This cabinet

washer has been designed

with hygiene

in mind, with

an internal


function and

the interior of

the machine

being completely

rounded with

no right angles.

The new

boot and shoe

washing stations

range on show

are ideal for food


plants and


specifically for

areas where

the production

and clean zones

of a food manufacturing

facility meet. The machines

come in many variants, from

simple manual versions to

sophisticated walk-through

models with multiple

brushes, automatic chemical

dispensing and also access

control options.


W www.indwash.co.uk

A Bristol-based company will be demonstrating a range of

equipment including cartoners and also sleeving machines


Keymac Packaging

Systems will be

exhibiting its KCM2


end load cartoner

for the first time

at a UK exhibition

at the PPMA Total

Show this autumn.

This machine

features a three

Among machines shown by

Keymac is this semi-automatic

end load cartoner

head rotary



steel frame

and a





“The KCM2 can be

converted to a fully automatic

machine with the addition of

a retro-fitted barrel loader and

pocketed infeed conveyor,”

says Michael Woods, sales

manager at the company.

Visitors to the stand will

also see the K101 fully automatic

sleever which inserts trays or

pots into pre-glued sleeves at

speeds of up to 60 packs

a minute. The machine has

a small footprint and can be

size changed without tools

or costly change parts in

less than 10 minutes.

“The K101 is Keymac’s most

successful machine and

is in operation throughout

the world,” says Woods.


W www.keymac.co.uk

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at the PPMA Total Show 2019

Make sure to visit PWR Pack on stand D96 to see

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Show stalwart offers a chance to

see VFFS units and to win prizes

GIC will mark its 20th

appearance at the

PPMA Total Show with

a special competition.

As well as seeing the

company’s latest vertical form,

fill and seal (VFFS) machines,

visitors to GIC’s stand will be

able to enter a prize draw to

win one of 20 prizes.

Prizes up for grabs are 20

bottles of fine, 20-year old

wine, whisky and port with all

enquiries made on the stand

being entered into the draw.

When GIC made its first

appearance at a PPMA show,

the company showed off its

VFB1, VFB4 and VFB2000

machines. Both the VFB1 and

VFB4 machines displayed

at the exhibition are still

in production. In fact, the

machines taken to GIC’s first

PPMA Show are still being

used today by the companies

that bought them.

The VFB1 is packing pet

foods in the south of England,

and the VFB4 packs a variety

of products at a contract

packer in the North.

Twenty years later and

The GIC4100 integrates seamlessly in production

GIC will showcase its latest

generation VFFS machines,

the GIC3100 and GIC4100.

The GIC3100 can pack a

wide variety of products

including fresh produce,

snacks, confectionery, pet

food, powders, pulses, pasta,

liquids and non-foods.

This continuous motion

machine is ideal

for high-speed bag

styles up to

250 mm wide, such

as pillow, gusseted

and block bottom.

The GIC3100 can

also accommodate

quad, doy and zip


Available in

stainless steel and

hard anodised

aluminium finish,

the machine features

a 10in operatorfriendly

HMI colour

touch screen with


facility; the latest

specification Allen

Bradley servo drives;

and fully integrated

coder station and labeller

station among its other


Also on the stand will be

an intermittent servo driven

GIC4100 which is ideal for

larger bag sizes up to 400 mm

wide. The machine can

produce standard pillow

packs, but also boasts a

special fully servo controlled

tucking mechanism for

production of consistent and

accurate gusseted and block

bottom packs.

Like the GIC3100, the

GIC4100 can pack a wide

range of products from fresh

and frozen produce through

to snack, confectionery and

even industrial hardware.

The GIC4100 integrates

seamlessly with a variety

of upstream and downstream


“A lot has changed since

2000 when we made our

first appearance at the

PPMA Show,” says GIC’s

managing director Andy Beal.

“Technology has advanced at

a staggering rate, and British

manufacturers. have had to

adapt to this new landscape.

“One thing hasn’t changed

though, and that’s our

commitment to developing

the best possible vertical form

fill and seal machines we

can and backing that up with

exceptional customer service.”


W www.gic.uk.net

Visitors to PPMA Total Show will see fillers, cappers and

labellers displayed on a stand that reflects new branding

Advanced Dynamics will be

promoting its latest volumetric

filling machines along with

its capping and labelling

equipment which will all be

demonstrated on a show stand

that reflects the company’s

new branding.

“We urge any business

visiting PPMA Total looking

for a packaging partner that

is equipped to the hilt and

values customer relationships,

to make a beeline for our

stand,” says the company’s

sales director Tom Smith.

“As well as feasting

their eyes on our

fresh new look at

the NEC, we’ll also

be demonstrating

our filling prowess

in the shape of the

Pack Leader range

of solutions.

“The FL-101


volumetric filling

machine is a

fantastic piece of engineering

for most liquid applications,

while the compact FL-12

Advanced Dynamics will promote the FL-101 filler

automatic filler is highly

affordable and ideal for use

where factory space is at

a premium,” he says.

“We’ll also be promoting

our labelling expertise

with our best-selling,

fully automated, inline,

wraparound labelling

system – called the PL-501,”

he continues. “And our

accurate and robust ELF twins,

for desktop labelling designed

to offer a cost-effective way

of moving from manual hand

labelling, to a more efficient

automated solution.”


W www.advanceddynamics.co.uk

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Vacucom is a leading supplier

of vacuum handling

components, we have a long

history with Coval and have

extensive knowledge for

vacuum handling systems.

We will feature new products

from Coval on our

PPMA Total Show stand B100

Coval Carbon Gripper


n Ultra-lightweight and compact due to

its carbon fibre structure

n Suitable for Collaborative robots

n Fully integrated

n UR Cap plugin

n Foam gripping interface

CVP Cartridge


Check and detect units

for reliable inspections

Loma Systems

will be


its wide range

of ‘Designed to

Survive’ metal


checkweighing and

x-ray inspection

equipment for the

food industry at the

PPMA Total Show.

Offering check and

detect solutions for

50 years, the company

will be showcasing its

latest durable, flexible and

factory friendly IQ4 metal

detectors, X5 x-ray inspection

systems, CW3 checkweighers

and combination models.

All units offer low lifetime

cost of ownership while

ensuring consumer safety

and brand protection,

as well as strengthening

operating efficiencies and

quality control processes.

Amongst the advanced

contaminant inspection

machines on display will be

the next-generation IQ4 metal

detector offering improved

The next-generation IQ4 metal detector touch screen

detection sensitivity and the

X5 Spacesaver x-ray inspection

system specially developed

for optimum inspection


Capable of detecting bone,

glass, dense plastic, rubber,

stone as well as metals, Loma’s

X5 x-ray inspection systems are

constructed from stainless steel

and offer easy cleaning and low

maintenance and serviceability.

The machines feature intuitive

washdown compatible touch

screens and those with

conveyors have quick release

belts that can be completely

removed without tools.

Loma’s next-generation

IQ4 metal detector series

has been designed to

offer improved detection

sensitivity, beyond

IP69K washdown rating,

7in touch screen and

variable frequency for

pipeline and vertical fall

models. Developed to

meet customers’ common

inspection challenges

and provide major design,

performance, usability,

quality and flexibility

benefits, the IQ4 series ensures

low lifetime cost of ownership

while also meeting Loma’s

‘Designed to Survive’ criteria.

The IQ4 range features

Variable Frequency, operating

between 31-882 kHz, meaning

the metal detectors are capable

of automatically selecting

correct operating frequency

so changes in products or

packaging that necessitate

an alteration in frequency

no longer require costly

and inconvenient operator



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n Compact, ultralight vacuum generator

n Powerful, maintenance and dust free

n With or without control

n Ideally designed to allow the user to

manufacture their own housing around

the application and environment

Vacucom can offer solutions

for all vacuum handling

requirements, food, packaging,

carton erecting, palletising to

name a few.

Contact 01782 896025


for further information

Universal range of SCARA robots will work

with feeder to demonstrate pick and place

TM Robotics will collaborate

with its official UK distribution

partner, RARUK Automation,

at the PPMA Total Show and

will demonstrate the Toshiba

Machine THL700 SCARA robot.

The machine will operate in

combination with Flexibowl

feeding unit, demonstrating

a fully automated pick-andplace


This THL700 and Flexibowl

combination will demonstrate

an ideal vibratory feeding

option for automotive,

electronics and industrial

parts and components.

The THL series is

a collection of nine low

energy SCARA robots

from Toshiba Machine.

Spanning from 300 mm

to 1200 mm arm’s length,

the range can provide a

suitably sized machine for

every robotic application.

The THL700, the mid-sized

model, boasts a 700 mm

arm’s length with a 10 kg

maximum payload and a cycle

time of 0.50 seconds when

operated with a 2 kg load.

Toshiba Machine will demonstrate

its THL700 SCARA robot at show


W www.tmrobotics.co.uk

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• Energy-efficient flow wrappers

• Operator-friendly system allowing for

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• Complete machine flexibility to handle a wide variety of products

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Application-specific automated

solutions across complete range

From entry-level

products through

to complete

turnkey solutions, the

RARUK Automation

product programme

enables the company

to partner with

OEMs, systems

integrators and

manufacturers to

provide applicationspecific



All the RARUK

Automation products

are designed to have

special performance qualities,

can be flexibly combined to

achieve the best solution for

the task and enhanced to meet

changing production needs.

They have been chosen by the

company for their simplicity

to integrate, programme and

operate, ensuring a rapid

return on investment.

At the PPMA Total Show,

the company will be

showcasing three systems

based on Universal Robots

(UR), including models from

the new e-series. These latest

Among the

exhibits will be

this air-pick

vacuum gripper

on a robot arm

generation machines enable

faster development for a wider

variety of applications, even

easier programming and

compliance with CAT3 PLd.

The first of the systems will

combine a URCB5 cobot with

a Robotiq 2-finger gripper

with wrist camera to identify

and sort coloured bearings and

a Robotiq force sensor to

stack them in their colour

sets. Visitors will also see

box palletising made

easy and mobile with a

new product called the

EasyPalletiser platform.

It will be equipped with

the UR10e robot arm

fitted with Robotiq

air-pick vacuum


The third of

the UR-based


features the

Pick-It M-HD

high definition

3D camera

with Robotiq

hand-e gripper –

optimised for operation

with UR e-series robots

– and the Robotiq Force

Co-Pilot, an intuitive software

development for applications

that need force torque


Parts of different shapes,

materials and sizes frequently

need to be ordered, placed,

picked and mostly fed into

a machine or a process

but traditionally this task

has been very hard to

automate. The company will

demonstrate a simple solution

to this task.


The Toshiba Machine range

of 6-axis and SCARA robots

from RARUK Automation

will be represented by the

THL700, a mid-sized model

with a 700mm reach, 10kg

payload and a cycle time of

0.5 seconds when operated

with a 2kg load (see more

details on page 98).

Completing the exhibits

will be the IEF Werner

aiPRESS servo press for

precision joining and

forming. The machine

is used in assembly

applications in the electronics,

medical device, automotive

and aerospace industries

where precise positioning

and force measurement

verification is required,

often with data logging

for quality assurance and



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PPMA Total Show Preview

Paperboard alternative

trays offer food gains

The Azimuth Evo bagging unit

Film can be

set up easily

on bagger

PFM’s latest bagging machine

– the Azimuth EVO – will be on

show for the first time at the

PPMA Total Show this year.

The Azimuth Evo follows the

same design concept as the

company’s R Series bagging

machine which offers reduced

downtime for reel changes,

automatic film web tracking and

a space-saving footprint.

“Automated film reel set-up

eliminates one of the most difficult

and time-consuming tasks for

operators,” explains Chris Bolton,

sales & operations director

at PFM. “It cuts changeover

time substantially and virtually

eliminates film wastage as

operators can get film edges into

alignment, easily.

“This is particularly important

for stand-up four-side-seal bags

which are becoming increasingly

popular,” he says.

The latest version of the Pearl

flow wrapper, in stainless steel for

hygiene, will also be demonstrated

at the exhibition. The Pearl was

developed by PFM to provide all

the efficiency advantages of multiaxis

servo drive but delivered at an

entry level cost.

Additional exhibits include

the ever-popular PFM Scirocco,

an inverted web, MAP flow

wrapper that can produce up

to 200 hermetically sealed

bags per minute, as well as the

latest generation PFM C2

multihead weigher.


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GMondini will be showing

its new sustainable

packaging technology

called Paperseal at the PPMA

Total Show. The company has

developed new equipment

to handle a barrier lined

cardboard alternative to

plastics trays that is suitable

for all kinds of food products.

The process operates

by fabricating a modified

atmosphere (MAP) tray, or

vacuum skin tray, from a

pre-cut flat cardboard which

is formed and then a barrier

lining is automatically applied

in a one step process. And

these trays are made directly

before the sealing process.

These trays reduce plastics

content by up to 80% and,

thanks to the range of different

liners and paperboards offered,

different technical solutions

are available for products

such as cheese, fresh meats,

processed meats, ready meals,

frozen foods, snacks, salads

and fruits. The special forming

process is designed to generate

a perfect one-piece sealing

flange, so the seal integrity

Robotic cartoner offers packaging on demand

gains in e-Commerce warehouse distribution

Mpac Langen’s Cartoner 4.0

is a robotic cartoner that

provides efficient and costeffective

packaging without

the need for changeovers

or adjustments.

Visitors to the PPMA Total Show

can discuss this on UK agent

Springvale’s stand. It can pack

up to 20 cartons per minute

and handle a multitude of

different products and cartons

on demand.

The Cartoner 4.0 uses two

collaborative, vision-systemequipped

robots. It recognises

At the exhibition, G Mondini will be introducing its Paperseal eco-option

is equal to seals produced on

traditional plastics packaging.

This new format can work

on existing tray sealing

technology, with modified

tooling, but new equipment is

required to denest, erect and

line the MAP and vacuum skin

trays themselves.

The company will also

be highlighting its Platform

technology that can deliver

multiple packaging solutions

through the Trave tray sealing

range. Through a simple tool

when a product

is present,


one robot to

pick up the


carton and

erect it and the

second robot

to pick up the

product, load it

into the carton

and seal it. The Cartoner 4.0

is a highly flexible, small

footprint solution that can

be integrated seamlessly and

change, packaging materials,

pack formats and technology

can be switched quickly and

effectively, says the company.

These multiple formats

include Darfresh on tray, skin

on tray, SlimFresh, skin on

board, SliceFresh, modified

atmosphere on board, Zero,

zero skeletal waste, modified

atmosphere on tray and

standard heat-seal. All can

be handled on one machine.


W www.gmondini.co.uk

Visitors to Springvale’s stand can discuss this cartoner

safely alongside existing

human workers.


W www.springvaleltd.co.uk






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Baggers and wrappers can meet

customers’ sustainable demands

Ulma Packaging UK will

be showcasing a range

of equipment at the

PPMA Total Show including

one of its most

popular vertical

bagging machines,

the VTI 640

vertical form

fill and seal

(VFFS) machine.

Two of its recent

solutions, the

Tight Bag and

Venturi systems,

will also be


throughout the

three-day event.

The Tight Bag air extraction

packaging solution works by

pulling air from individual

bags using a patented jaw

arrangement in the cross-seal

area. Packaged vertically,

the bag is sealed while air

is drawn out – reducing

both packaging waste and

the risk of product damage.

Meanwhile, the Venturi

system creates a vacuum

underneath the product and

accelerates it down the tube.

This means that items such

as spinach or salad leaves are

pulled down to the bottom of

the bag at speed, before the

pack is closed – mitigating

damage to the product and

removing the need for costly

rework as a result of product

being trapped in the seal.

For the first time in the

UK, the company will be

showcasing the TFS 200 MSV,

the latest in its compact

thermoformer range.

The machine is designed to

provide manufacturers with

the capability to produce

three pack styles: MAP

(modified atmosphere),

skin, and vacuum, using

a single machine.

Visitors to the stand can

also see two horizontal

flow wrappers.

The FR200 HFFS

packaging machine

Ulma will show this TFS 200 MSV

thermoformer for the first time

that makes a three-sealing

pillow pack with mediumhigh

performance levels, will

be joined by the Flow Vac 35.

With a single barrier and

shrink film, the Flow Vac 35

creates a bag that is open

one end then loads the

product inside, ready to be

vacuum sealed.

“As regular exhibitors at

PPMA, we know what it takes

to engage with visitors,” says

Chris Pickles, managing

director at Ulma Packaging UK.

“The event provides the

perfect platform for us to

showcase a wide range of

packaging solutions; from

tray sealing systems,

thermoformers, HFFS

and VFFS, there is

no packaging need

or challenge that

can’t be catered

for and met.

“As well as

helping businesses

achieve their

operational goals

and delivery targets, one of

our top priorities is to help

food producers and Britain’s

leading supermarkets to

reduce the amount of plastic

packaging and film entering

the marketplace, while using

the latest in energy saving

components,” he says.


W www.ulmapackaging.co.uk

Robust screw-type vacuum pump delivers 100% oil-free

operation and long uptime when packaging cold products

Leybold will be demonstrating

its Novadry vacuum pump

at the PPMA Total Show that,

says the company, stands

out due to its long uptime

and robustness as well

as its ability to deliver

100% oil-free operation.

The pump achieves its

performance over the entire

pressure range and life cycle.

This makes it ideal for simple

applications, which emit low

amounts of humidity, such

as the packaging of cold

products. Moreover, the pump

is also perfectly suited

for more demanding

processes with large

amounts of water vapour,

for example when hot

meals with temperatures

of up to 95deg C must

be quickly cooled down

by evaporative cooling.

“In addition to the air/

steam mixture coming from

the process, the Novadry

screw vacuum pump can

also handle the anticipated

contamination inside the

gas flow very well,” says

The Novadry offers fast cycle times

and low final pressure in operation

Pierre Lantheaume, business

development manager food

& packaging at Leybold.

“These are, for example

organic acids, spices,

vinegar or other residues.”

Novadry has successfully

passed many qualifying

field endurance tests

in a wide range of food

applications – tumbling,

tray sealing and

thermoforming, explains

Leybold. In all applications,

it shows very good performance,

the user reaching fast cycle

times and low final pressure.


W www.leybold.com

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Compact and mobile palletiser

Active8 Robots will show

its Attollo palletiser at

the PPMA Total Show.

It is designed as a compact and

mobile robot palletiser that

can be used for the automated

stacking of goods onto a pallet

from a conveyor belt.

The company describes

the Attollo as a key piece of

versatile equipment for any

production line.

Unlike traditional

palletisers that tend to be

large and fixed installations

utilising industrial robots

that must be bolted down and

surrounded by safety guarding,

the Attollo offers a small

footprint and high mobility,

so it can be easily redeployed

anywhere on the factory floor

with minimal setup.

This lightweight portable

design means that it only

requires two people to relocate



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its Attollo


at the


the palletiser by the simple

removal of braked castors.

It has been designed with

ease of use in mind and can

be configured using a simple

graphical user interface

on a touch screen display, and

by an operative with little

or no knowledge of robot


Optional extension

features include the ability

to incorporate layer boards

or sheets, and a multifunctional

tool head for dual

picking of products.

This new packaging

solution has a patent pending.

Visitors to the UK-based

company’s stand can also

discuss recent solutions

designed by the industrial and

collaborative robot integrator

and automation systems

supplier. These systems

are supplied to all sectors of

the manufacturing industry.

“Whether it’s a small

automation project or

a large multiple robot

system, Active8 Robots can

offer a solution,” says OEM

engineering manager

Silvia Sanchez.


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PPMA Total Show Preview

New ways to uphold product

integrity on production lines

The theme for Mettler-

Toledo at the PPMA

Total Show this year,

is product integrity.

The company is showcasing

the latest product inspection

and industrial weighing

solutions available for

ensuring quality and

conformity in industries such

as food and pharma.

Shown for the first time is

the C35 dual lane checkweigher.

In addition to ensuring

compliance with weights and

measures, the new

C35 contributes to product

integrity by preventing

over- or underfill. Its ability

to check two lines

at once in real time

makes the C35 a real

boon in busy,




says the company.



also offers


flexibility, with

about 250 options

This Wireless Floor

Scale will be shown

The latest C35 dual lane checkweigher will be demonstrated for the first time

for performance optimisation

and smooth product transport.

Accompanying the C35

is the X34 x-ray

inspection system –

a cost-effective option

where physical

contamination from

multiple sources

is a potential risk.

Introduced at PPMA

last year, the X34 is

now available with

a smaller footprint:

enabling food

manufacturers to

optimise production

space without compromising

on product integrity.

In addition to being

contaminant free and

consistently portioned,

accurate labelling and perfect

packaging are key aspects

of product integrity. The V35

Round Line is a compact,

turnkey vision inspection

solution for round, non-oriented

containers that will fit on

crowded production lines.

The V35 performs 360 degree

checks of label quality, text,

or other graphic identification.

It also verifies 1D and 2D

barcodes, alpha-numeric text

presence and print quality on

the label.

Alongside this will be

the latest in metal detection

technology for free flow,

packaged and conveyor

applications, including the

latest Auto Test System which

helps to support product

integrity, improve efficiency

and contributes to overall

equipment effectiveness.

Completing the product

inspection display will be

Mettler-Toledo’s ProdX data

management software tool.

Visitors to the stand will

find out how this solution

accurately maintains

production record keeping,

crucial for not only quality

control, but also for reducing

audit burden.

Also on show will be the

latest industrial weighing

solutions from Mettler-

Toledo. These include the

new Wireless Floor Scale with

remote indicator utilising

Bluetooth connectivity.


W www.mt.com/pi

Hygienic flooring capabilities

will be demonstrated at show

Kemtile will be displaying its

drainage and flooring designs

that have been installed at

hundreds of food and drink

manufacturers in the UK.

For nearly 40 years, the

company has supported its

customers’ strategic expansion

and adherence to increasingly

rigorous hygiene and health

and safety legislation.

The product ranges include

the special Kagetec vibration

tiling system for which Kemtile

is the UK’s sole UK applicator;

Stonhard high-performance

epoxy and resin flooring

solutions and Ucrete heavy

duty polyurethane resin floors

from BASF. Wiedemann-

Technik stainless steel

drainage systems and Polysto

kerb protection systems will

also be on the stand.

“Our longstanding

experience and reputation

firmly position us as one of

the market leaders in hygienic

flooring and drainage,” says

Kemtile’s David Priest.


W www.kemtile.co.uk

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1 - 3 October 2019

NEC, Birmingham

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PPMA Total Show Preview

Cable management solutions are

answering industry sector needs

OEM Automatic

is set to return

to the PPMA

Total Show and will

be showcasing the

latest range of cable

management solutions

from three of Europe’s

leading manufacturers.

“Cable management

is an area where we’re

seeing sustained

growth,” says Anthony

Wrighton, business

area manager, panel

at the company.

“The continued

automation of industrial

processes means components

require more connections than

ever before; whether that’s

to supply power or to provide

feedback to other components

and users alike, everything

in a production line can now

be a data source.

“With more automation

often comes the required

management of hoses, air

pipes and conduits and in

AGRO, Conta-Clip and Flexa,

we’re working with Europe’s

leading manufacturers in

this area, each bringing

their own flavour of industry

expertise,” he says. Germany’s

Conta-Clip produces a range

of cable entry systems in

the KDS product line. The

solution offers quick and easy

installation into control panels

of machinery or preassembled

or non-assembled cables,

with or without connectors.

The secure frame and special

design sealing blocks provide

IP66 protection with a secure

strain relief.

Relatively new to the OEM

OEM Automatic believes that showcasing all

three of its cable management solutions partners

at the exhibition will be good news for visitors

stable is AGRO, manufacturer

of an extensive selection of

high quality cable glands.

Its Progress range ensures

360 degree strain relief to

maintain tightness and

sealing over time, even in

harsh applications. OEM also

stocks and supplies AGRO’s

EMC option which features a

special connection method

that is easier to install on

shielded cables.

Wrighton says this is

particularly beneficial in

applications susceptible to

electromagnetic interference.

German market leader

Flexa, OEM’s newest partner

and producer of flexible

cable conduits, will also be

featured on OEM’s PPMA

Total stand. Available in metal

and plastic, the conduits are

highly resilient, able to be

applied in temperatures from

-60deg C to +300deg C and

rated up to IP69K.

The extensive range of

plastic connectors simply

push onto the tubing and

can be quickly dismounted

without the use of any tools.

“We’re very excited about

showcasing all three of our

partnerships at once,” says

Wrighton. “What sets OEM

apart from other component

suppliers is our industry

expertise and ability to

provide complete solutions,”

he claims. “By adding AGRO

and Flexa to our product

range, we are now in a

position to offer a complete

cable management solution,

no matter the application.”


W www.oem.co.uk

A robotic pick and place cell

will be demonstrated at show

The RMGroup will be

showcasing a robotic pick and

place cell designed for end of

line crate and box loading at

the PPMA Total Show.

The system can be used for a

variety of industries, primarily

the food and beverage sector

and in some instances shelf

ready packs.

The cell has a minimal

footprint and has been

designed to replace manual

packing at the end of existing

packing lines. Inside the cell

will be an ABB IRB 1200,

a compact, flexible, fast

and functional small

industrial robot.

The system consists of an

outer case in-feed/loading

conveyor, a product in-feed

conveyor and the ABB

IRB1200. At the event, the

cell will be demonstrating

its ability to pick and

place multiple punnets

of pre-packed soft fruit

into supermarket crates.

RMGroup’s HMI software

allows packing formats to

be changed without the need

RMGroup’s new cell has been designed for end of line crate and box loading

to access the robots control

system itself.


W www.rmgroupuk.com

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PPMA Total Show Preview

Complete range allows

for ultimate wrappings

The Spiroflow active monitoring

Remote monitoring

system provides key

performance data

Spiroflow will showcase its new

remote monitoring system at the

PPMA Total Show that provides

real time information on the

performance of its complete

range of bulk materials handling


The system is known as SAM,

or Spiroflow active monitoring,

and the aim is to automatically

monitor customers’ equipment

through sensor-based

technology, thereby providing key

performance related, safety and

operational data. As an ‘upgrade’,

SAM is built into the standard

electrical panel on machinery by

an in-house team of electrical

engineers and connected

remotely via 4G/5G or Wi-fi.

“As an industry first, SAM

will allow our customers to have

unbiased facts at their fingertips,”

says Spiroflow’s James Podevyn.


W www.spiroflow.com

Supplier of shrink

wrapping solutions

Yorkshire Packaging

Systems (YPS) will be

displaying several machines

including the recently added

range of stretch wrapping

solutions on its stand at the

PPMA Total Show.

New for 2019 is the

premium semi-automatic

pallet wrapper from Robopac,

for whom YPS is a UK

distributor. Also on display

will be a full complement of

shrink wrapping machinery,

including a working exhibit

of the Hugo Beck Servo X

high speed side sealer.

This is described as a topof-the-range

side feed sleeve

wrapping line.

Samples of Bollore

polyolefin shrink film,

including barrier and modified

atmosphere packaging

films, will be available ready

for live demonstrations

with customers’ products

during the three-day event.

YPS is also encouraging

all exhibition visitors with

‘green’ concerns and those

A Hugo Beck Servo X high speed side sealer will be demonstrated at the event

sceptical of shrink wrapping’s

environmental credentials

to visit its stand to see how

shrink wrapping can be

part of any eco-friendly

packaging operation.

This focus will be on its B-NAT

film option.

Glyn Johnson, managing

director of YPS, has been

nominated by the PPMA Total

Show organisers as a ‘Find

The Experts Ambassador’ for

shrink wrapping enquiries

and will be available

throughout the show to help

on this topic.

YPS is also hoping to do

well at this year’s PPMA Group

Industy Awards that take place

on the first evening of the

exhibition. “As winners of three

awards in recent years, we are

hopeful of another chance at

gold this year, so watch this

space,” says Johnson.


W www.yps.co.uk

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PPMA Total Show Preview

Vacuum technology products

are smarter to deliver benefits

Piab is introducing its

new SMART range at the

PPMA Total Show, all

of which are more intelligent

and cloud-connected versions

of the company’s vacuum

technology products and

are kitted out for the smart

factories of the future.

At these sites, all processes

and components are

automatically and digitally

guided, controlled and

verified to maximise return

on investment and minimise

downtime by notifying the

operator when it is time

for maintenance or


To ensure powders

and granulates

are conveyed in a

Piab’s EOAT is

used for design

controlled manner

to dosing and

mixing equipment,

the autotuning

feature of the new


vacuum conveyor


the process of

powder and

bulk conveying.

Meanwhile, the


has integrated,

smart data features

based on internet


It can handle objects

weighing up to

40 kg and will lift and

weigh loads


as well as collect

and log data,

making process

statistics and analysis

immediately accessible

to the user on either

the lifter’s built-in display

or through the web platform



are vacuum ejectors with

Piab’s cost-effective soft gripping tool has been developed for food industry automation

integrated control functions

for on/off, blow, vacuum

sensing and diagnostics

and available with IO-Link,

which fits any type of fieldbus.

Other new products at the

show piSOFTGRIP which

is a cost-effective soft gripping

tool that is developed

especially with food industry

automation in mind.

It has three gripping fingers

and a vacuum cavity, all made

in one piece, resulting in

a simple and robust product.

As it is vacuum-driven,

the gripping force is easily

adjusted and controlled

by the applied vacuum level.

Finally, the end of arm tooling

(EOAT) and gripper systems

are used to design robotic

end-effector tools, ergonomic

tools or fixture tools

for use on all types of

automation equipment.


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High speed container filling machine is just one of the

versatile machines that can be discussed on the stand

Newtec’s high-speed container

filler (HSCF) to be shown at

the PPMA Total Show has

been designed for speed and

versatility, in response to

client requests for a solution

capable of achieving higher

capacity across a variety

of products and packaging

materials. The HSCF can

be easily adjusted to pack a

diverse range of products,

from harder items such as nuts

and candies to softer and more

fragile foods such as cherry

tomatoes and blueberries.

It is capable of filling

containers in various

dimensions with or

without lids. Newtec

has designed a tool for

each container type and

while covering complex

functions each tool is

very easy to change,

for example clamshell

trays to buckets.

It has achieved this by using

the following three units:

the denester, the filling chute

and the closing unit, which

are all exchangeable.

The new high speed container filler

Designed with speed in mind,

Newtec mechanical engineer

Mathias Theil Pedersen worked

on the automatic system’s

development. “It’s highly

flexible and it offers highcapacity

and high-speed,”

he says. “The high flexibility

comes from the concept of

having a basic machine where

you add a set of unique tools.

“However, the machine has

been designed specifically

to deliver higher levels of

speed and it can achieve

about 70 or 80 packs a minute

or even up to 100 a minute if

required,” he says.


W www.newtec.com




Food Safe Bearing Housings

Stainless Steel & Oxide

Coated Linear Products

Adapted Chain

Stainless Steel Couplings &

Plastic Shaft Collars

Clean Room System

Linear Actuators

Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)


To find out more about these product

solutions visit us on stand H132.

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PPMA Total Show Preview

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Latest label applicator delivers

users Industry 4.0 connectivity

Keymac JP MU S-O 2019 ARTWORK

On show at the PPMA

Total Show in October,

the new Herma 500 label

applicator is a next generation

offer that, says the company,

builds on its predecessor’s

best features and incorporates

Industry 4.0 connectivity.

With easy integration, the new

unit can be used to upgrade

Herma 400 applicators on

existing labelling systems.

Cartoning Experts,

Sleeving Specialists

See us at

PPMA Total

Stand C91

The new Herma 500 will be shown

Extremely compact, the

500’s control unit is installed

directly within the device

ensuring it is easy to integrate,

even in confined spaces.

Digitally-enhanced, the new

applicator uses real-time

metrics to optimise production

efficiency ensuring consistent

labelling, even in a multifactory


Remote access via a web

browser allows off-site

operation, while on site,

its user interface displays

images on a 4.3in touchscreen

which can easily be operated

with or without gloves,

providing access to operating

instructions, threading

schemes and help topics.

The position of the

labeller can be adjusted

with a few simple steps or

swiftly deployed to another

production line. Even with

mechanical unwinders and

rewinders, a labelling speed

of 50 metres per minute is



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n Designed and manufactured in

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PPMA Total Show Preview

Food processing and conveying

systems will demonstrate gains

Cox & Plant will be

exhibiting some of its

range that it designs,

develops, manufactures,

installs and commissions

including food processing

and conveying systems for

food growers, processors

and repack companies at

the PPMA Total Show.

Products on show will

include its vibratory grading

conveyor, its vibratory

metering conveyor and the

ATEX conveyor with incline

vibratory conveyor.

In operation, grading

conveyors enable a consistent

high-quality product which is

calibrated during the normal

production run. Single,

double, triple and quadruple

decking options are available

to enable grading of consistent

specified sizes simultaneously.

Options to add back or

bulk off are available with

a large range of screen types

and sizes which are part

of the company’s standard

easy change design.

“Vibratory metering

conveyors are the essential

The company offers a

vast range of conveyors

start of any production line

which ensures a consistently

high and sustainable input of

product to ensure efficiencies

are constantly high,” says

Andrew Cox, managing

director of the company.

Systems are designed to improve

efficiencies for food processors

This, he says, will greatly

improve the efficiency of any

downstream equipment and

is ideal for hopper, silo or big

bag discharge.

Finally, the ATEX conveyor

and incline vibratory conveyor

can be discussed on the stand.

Tubular conveyors are

a simple yet effective means

of cleanly, safely, and

efficiently moving potentially

hazardous or airborne dusty

products, says the company.

As the conveyor is fully

enclosed, there is no loss of

product into the atmosphere.

“We developed the

world’s first vibratory

incline conveyors capable

of achieving an 18 degree

angle,” says Cox. The company

combined the functionality of

a swan neck elevator with

all the benefits that come

from using vibratory

conveyor systems such

as easy to clean, low

cost of ownership and

low energy use.

“Our powerful coil drives

can also handle hard to move

products such as poultry

through to tobacco and sugar

through to cauliflower,”

Cox tells Machinery Update.


W www.coxandplant.com

Sensor company will be exhibiting under the theme of

‘Everything we do from Process to Packaging’ at show

Baumer will be showcasing

its extensive range of sensor

solutions for packaging and

food & beverage applications

at the PPMA Total Show

Launched at the exhibition

will be a new multi-spot

laser measurement sensor

with Ethernet interface and

webserver, together with

robust, IP67 ultrasonic sensors.

Also on display within the

theme of ‘Everything we do

from Process to Packaging’

will be the latest generation

of miniaturised photocells;

Nextgen, hygienic and

wash-down photo-electric

sensors; FlexFlo, hygienic

flow sensors and Cleverlevel,

the new standard of the high

performance level sensor that

works for all media.

Also available will be

high performance distance

measuring sensors which

provide high accuracy,

irrespective of the packaging

material and VeriSens smart

camera technology with the

industry’s only IP69K variant.

Baumer will be showing

Baumer is showing working models

working models of sensors

which illustrate its expertise

in the food, beverage and

pharma sectors emphasising

its core strengths of EHEDG

and hygienic compliance

for flow, level, temperature,

pressure and conductivity

products. The company

will also be showcasing

detection and position/

distance sensing products

with live demonstrations

of photoelectric, laser,

ultrasonic, capacitive and

encoder sensor technologies

for applications such as

packaging, filling, OEMs, endusers

and system integrators.


W www.baumer.com


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