A customer has reported that a new automated production line using robotic and variable frequency drive (VFD) technology is working twice as fast as its existing lines, while increasing the quality of its products.
Belgian biscuit manufacturer Destrooper-Olivier has partnered with Gerhard Schubert after meeting them at the 2016 ProSweets trade fair in Cologne.
The UK bakery giant has been fined £1.9m ($2.45m) after admitting a breach of health and safety rules at its Eastwood factory.
Roy Fowler, founder/sales director, UPM Conveyors
Roy Fowler, founding member of UPM started the company in 1975 from a bedroom in his house where he imported equipment from manufacturers in Denmark and Italy.
Warburtons has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for safety failings after a worker seriously injured his hand in a conveyor.
Ammeraal Beltech has received EC food contact approval for its AmDough rotary moulder belts.
Cambridge Engineered Solutions (CES) has designed a wider version of its Duraflex Edge open metal conveyor belt for bakers that it says can last up to 39 times longer than rival products.
The DuraFlex Edge open-design conveyor belt is designed for lean, clean meat and poultry processing.
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WP Bakery Group subsidiary Riehle has upgraded its donut fryer, switching to digital for improved temperature control, its export manager says.
Integrated conveyor systems from Videojet Technologies match up material handling equipment with the company’s marking/coding gear.
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Smurfit Kappa’s packing system to stop food workers’ back problems won a trophy at Europack Euromanut CFIA’s first packaging awards.
Cambridge Engineered Solutions, a division of Cambridge International, has launched Duraflex Edge, the next generation of open metal conveyor belting for poultry and food manufacturers.
Specialist conveyor belting firm Rydell Industrial (Belting) has launched a range of industry certified metal detectable cords and belts suitable for use by the food industry.
A single point of transfer from loading to discharge is claimed to make the new multi-axis, overhead Gough Elecon bucket conveyor and elevator system suitable for applications requiring gentle handling in bakery and confectionery manufacturing.
Packaging convenience, hygienic design and maximum flexibility for a wide range of products, pouches and pouch sizes are benefits claimed for its new belted machine by manufacturer Multivac.
Robot fish processor cuts time, space and giveaway
A new robot-supported processing system for fish and shrimps combines both processing and packaging functions to reduce time, space and product giveaway, said manufacturer Cabinplant A/S.
Recirculating bulk bag filler moves free and non-free flowing material
Full mobility and even distribution of powder and bulk coatings onto food products are claims made for a bulk bag filler by manufacturers Flexicon.
Mobile hopper to reduce risk of product contamination and operator injuries
Reducing the risk of operator injuries and accidental product spillage, bulk material handling firm Fresco Systems Australasia has rolled out a mobile hopper loader to their range of conveyors.
Short payback time with customised robotic line, claims firm
A newly developed robotic pick, process and place line, which integrates vision control for measuring product weight and dimensions, can be tailored to suit the specific requirements of food manufacturers, says the Danish developer.
Habasit Rossi offers free belt audits to UK processors
Habasit Rossi, the conveyor belt supplier, is targeting the fruit and vegetable handling industry in the UK with a free audit and belt chart campaign.
Conveyor belt designed for hygiene needs
A new conveyor belt designed specifically for food manufacturing
allows for more user-friendly maintenance without reducing the
product's strength, its manufacturer says.
Spiral conveyor saves space, money, manufacturer claims
Habasit Rossi Ltd is to introduce a new upward moving spiral
conveyor belt in its KVP range, which it claims will allow food
manufacturers to save space and money.
Camera launched for bakery oven inspection
A new cableless video system allows bakery manufacturers to inspect
the inside of their oven using only the oven's own conveyor belt
and a camera, the manufacturer claims.
Kevlar-reinforced belt designed to convey heavy loads
A conveyor belt designed for the food industry is reinforced with
Kevlar cord, allowing it to carry heavy loads without slipping, its
Conveyor incorporates linked communication system
A new conveyor belt system with linking software boosts production
performance, according to the manufacturer.
Drum motor cleans itself
A new self-cleaning drum motor for conveyor belts is due to be
leased on the market at the end of 2007.
Belt conveyer offers 30 second changeover
A new conveyor frame can be completely disassembled, without tools,
in 30 seconds, allowing processors to clean their machines and get
production underway again faster.
Sanitary curved conveyor designed for small products
A new series of sanitary curved flat belt conveyors is designed to
transfer small food productsas small as a penny, its manufacturer
CPS recovery unit cuts waste
A new recovery unit enables food processors to automatically
recover products from rejected cartons, cups and bottles.
Conveyor belt squeezes into tight spaces
A new food conveyor belt makes use of small spaces by handling
spirals, tight curves and inclined grades.
Robotics: the future of food processing?
COLOGNE, Germany: The future of food processing can be seen in a
working sausage processing and packing line set up by robot
manufacturers at Anuga FoodTech.
Sorter and compact spiral freezer automate poultry processing
An automated visual system for sorting parts and a spiral freezer
that saves on space are two of the latest products on the market
for the poultry processors.
Conveyor belt has no pins, easy to dissemble for cleaning
A new conveyor belt without lock pins is designed to reduce
bacteria growth and allow plant workers easy access for cleaning.
New conveyer belt targeted at small food products
Intralox's new Spiralox 2700 conveyer belt features smaller surface
openings for conveying small food products, including fajita meat,
popcorn-style shrimp, chicken nuggets, cookies, other smallbaked
goods and small containers.
DynaCon updates modular conveyor
Dynamic Conveyor (DynaCon) has updated its modular conveyor system
with snap-in attachments and a range of accessory devices.
Habasit launches high-friction plastic modular belt
Lightweight conveyor belt manufacturer Habasit has launched a
plastic modular belt that offers the largest high friction rubber
contact surface available in the industry.
Intralox launches plastic conveyor for bakery
Intralox claims that its new 7.5" Sideflexing Flat Top belt should
allow manufacturers to carry out retrofits of high-maintenance
steel chains and fragile plastics chains on curved conveyors much
Siegling drives innovation in modular belting sector
Equipment supplier Siegling knows that if it is to compete
effectively in the burgeoning modular conveyor belt market, it must
convince food manufacturers that its products are a cut above the
rest. Anthony Fletcher reports.
Spiral belt technology from Systemate Numafa
A new spiral belt designed for the cooling and freezing of food
products is claimed to substantially cut product waste and increase
energy efficiency for production plants. The idea is that food
products are less likely to stick on...
Two newly-launched conveyor belt concepts demonstrate how
efficiency and ease of maintenance are key drivers in food
production. Intralox has resorted to using one belt instead of
rollers, while CSi has adopted ultrasound technology.
Sealed edge belting technology
The UK division of Chiorino, the Italian-based international
conveyor belt manufacturer, has launched its new sealed edge
conveyor belt, the C.L. Edge.
Global launch of ConveyorTec division
Wire Belt has officially relaunched its conveyor division under the
name of ConveyorTec. The UK-based company says the move has been
made for purposes of worldwide branding.