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Food Industry and BREXIT – Doom & Gloom? Far from it…

    Food Industry and BREXIT – Doom & Gloom? Far from it…

Whilst industries are still pondering their next move, the food industry in both Ireland and the UK is busy addressing the challenges posed by BREXIT and other factors such as overall lifecycle costs.
The emerging trend in food engineering is towards brownfield expansions and upgrades. Brownfields can be hugely beneficial as manufacturers look to get more […]

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Mercury Engineering Combines Traditional Methods and Latest Technologies at Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre

    Mercury Engineering Combines Traditional Methods and Latest Technologies at Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre

Mercury were delighted to secure the MEP and Fire Protection packages on such a prestigious, landmark project as the Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre (GTIC), Millennium Business Park, Naas, Co Kildare. Mercury’s works ran from September 2013 with a handover date in January 2015.
As well as securing the major services installation packages on the […]

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MSL Engineering Continues to Grow into New Markets

    MSL Engineering Continues to Grow into New Markets

Operating from its base in Watergrasshill, Cork, Ireland, MSL Engineering Ltd (MSL) has close to four decades of industry experience as a trusted partner engaging in specialist design, fabrication, installation, testing and commissioning of process pipework, utilities and high-purity pipework, as well as installation of process and heavy equipment. MSL also manages multi-discipline sub-contractors as […]

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Bakkavor Master Porridge Production with OAL Steam Infusion

Bakkavor is using OAL’s Steam Infusion technology to manufacture porridge following the successful installation of the advanced heating and mixing process.
Research under a £1million Innovate UK project identified grain hydration as a hot spot for Steam Infusion due to the unique homogenising effect and elimination of burn-on contamination. Following successful trials, Steam Infusion was retrofitted […]

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Prevent Burn-on Contamination with Steam Infusion

Burn-On is a term used in the food industry when a product sticks and subsequently starts to burn onto the side of the vessel. This is a constant issue for food manufacturers as it can affect the product taste, quality and appearance.
Steam Infusion from OAL can make burn-on a thing of the past, as it […]

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JBT Corporation to showcase Stork additions at Gulfood Manufacturing 2015

JBT, the global specialist in innovative technologies for food and beverage manufacturers will bring its most complete range yet of solutions for fruit, juice and dairy processors to this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing show, including new additions to its range.
As well as showcasing all its business units active in food processing – including in-container filling, closing, sterilization, and fruit […]

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Making baked products manufacturing fit for the future: Productivity and efficiency through data transparency

Pressure on prices is rising in the bakery market. Of particular concern is the increasing pressure from the discounters who are competing with cheap products baked freshly in store. At the same time, productivity and profit margins are low in the food processing industry in comparison to other producing industries. Above all small and medium-sized […]

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Ice age – small inverter, big impact

Ratingen, Germany 24th April 2014
Mitsubishi Electric frequency inverter with stall prevention ensures improved efficiency and performance in traditional ice cream production.
 
Whatever the flavour – a classic such as vanilla, strawberry or chocolate or an experimental flavour such as orange-basil, lime blossom-caramel or sour cream-cress – the important thing is that the ice cream parlour will […]

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Buhler Ltd is a nominated finalist by the Institute of Customer Service in the category ‘Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy Award’

http://www.instituteofcustomerservice.com/11167/UK-Customer-Satisfaction-Awards.html
I am pleased to announce that Buhler Ltd has been nominated as a finalist in the UK Customer Satisfaction Awards for the category ‘Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy Award’
Other finalists in the category are: Sainsbury’s Supermarket, Direct Line Insurance, Barclays Corporate Banking, Webhelp UK and Essilor Ltd. 
The award recognises organisations that deliver excellent and innovative […]

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Mitsubishi Electric robot emulates intuitive human cake icing movements

    Mitsubishi Electric robot emulates intuitive human cake icing movements

Solving a long-standing automation problem in cake decoration has also produced a groundbreaking development that could be taken up across a whole range of other industries.
Quasar Automation wanted to create a system that can neatly apply icing or other embellishments to cakes regardless of irregularities and imperfections in the cakes’ surface.
To achieve this they have […]

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DecaWave creates 25 jobs in Dublin

    DecaWave creates 25 jobs in Dublin

25 new jobs are being announced at an Irish semiconductor chip company.Dublin-based firm DecaWave plans to fill the engineering, product management and sales and marketing positions over the next 18 months.The new jobs come as the company launches a new semiconductor chip, which promises to make indoor location and communication more effective.
The technology has particular […]

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Meyn is national champion at the European Business Awards 2013/14

Meyn has been selected as National Champion in the prestigious 2013/14 European Business Awards competition. Meyn will be one of the 14 National Champions representing the Netherlands in the category ‘Import/Export Award’.

The European Business Awards has identified some of Europe’s brightest businesses based on their ability to demonstrate the three core principles at the heart […]

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Marel GB to provide sales, servicing and spares for Carnitech mixers & grinders

Following Marel’s recent acquisition of the mixing and grinding activities of Carnitech A/S, Marel GB will now provide, in the UK & Ireland, full sales, service and spares for the range of mixers & grinders for the meat, fish and poultry industries. 
 By adding Carnitech mixing and grinding products to its comprehensive product Marel has re-employed […]

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High-Performance, Continuous Baking Ovens Provide Diverse Opportunities for Processors of All Sizes

Continuous cooking with advanced equipment offers smaller and medium-size bakers consistency of quality plus increased efficiency all in a small footprint.
A number of diverse factors, ranging from continued consolidation of large players to the introduction of advanced processing technologies are creating new opportunities for growth among the smaller and intermediate manufacturers of bakery products today.
One […]

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NEW IPL ROBOT FROM MAREL

Marel, pioneers of intelligent portion loading, have produced an all new high performance IPL Robot that can be configured to virtually any application in the protein sector.
Single, fresh or frozen portions or sliced groups – like bacon, cooked deli meats, fish and cheese – can be picked from the infeed conveyor and placed straight into […]

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Busch (UK) Limited works with young entrepreneurs in manufacturing challenge

Leading vacuum pump manufacturer Busch (UK) Limited has been ‘doing its bit’ to promote careers in manufacturing and engineering by working with students from the West Midlands and North West on the ‘Busch Make It Engineering Challenge’.
The event was a collaboration between Busch (UK) Limited and The Manufacturing Institute as part of a series of […]

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HRS Heat Exchangers expands footprint in South-East Asia

HRS Heat Exchangers S.L.U, has supplied thermal processing solutions to a German engineering company for two pasteuriser systems to be installed in a plant in South-East Asia.
One of the pasteuriser modules is designed for fruit juices containing dices, so HRS DTA-series double tube heat exchangers with corrugated inner tubes have been used. The module consists […]

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Make it with Marel

The outstanding ability and versatility of Marel’s highly successful PolySlicer 1000 have been boosted with the addition of an all new interleaver that enables the machine to slice and interleave up to 700 slices per minute depending on product.
Stacks or shingles of cheese, cooked and cured meats can all be successfully sliced and interleaved on […]

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Frip Finishing invests in new Bobst foiler

Frip Finishing, a decorative print finisher, has announced that it has installed a second Bobst BMA 126 foiler at its Leicestershire plant
The £500,000 purchase is part of the company’s long- term investment strategy and follows on from the recent £250,000 investment of a Sakurai spot UV line into Frip’s Redditch facility in October.
According to the […]

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Ahlbrandt System develops new removable electrode cartridge

Industrial electronics specialist Ahlbrandt System has developed an electrode cartridge, designed to be used with its Corona Narrow Web system, primarily for narrow foil web processing and label printing
The Germany-based firm said that Corona treatment is a process that not only enables the production of coloured chips bags and fruit labels but is also used […]

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Multivac to exhibit marking and inspection kit at IFFA

Multivac will be highlighting its raft of marketing and inspection equipment at the IFFA exhibition
The show takes place from 4-9 May in Frankfurt and Multivac will show a cutainless x-ray system, which is integrated in a tray sealer line. Light products can be checked for checked for contamination without them being held back by lead […]

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Sato launches new range of printers

Sato has launched the GZ series of printers targeting the transport and logistics industry
According to the barcode and labelling kit manufacturer, the range offers high speed data transmission and prints at speeds of 254 and 203mm per second. The product is available in three models: combo, LAN and wireless LAN model.
Ikuo Dobashi, Chairman of SATO […]

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Ilapak and IMA announce strategic investment

Italian kit manufacturer Industria Macchine Automatiche (IMA) has announced that it has made a strategic investment in the Ilapak Group
Both firms did not disclose the amount of the investment.
Swiss kit firm Ilapak has a current turnover of €90m.  Ilapak founder and chairman Roger Levy said: “Ilapak has been looking for a leading strategic partner with […]

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Carton Edge kicks off five-year plan with triple install

Carton Edge has commissioned three new investments at its Coventry factory as the first stage in a five-year plan to make the trade converter more responsive to ever-shorter lead times
The business has commissioned a Brausse TA110 gluer, a 1050E cut/crease press and an Esatec MT/6B pick and place patcher in the first stage of a […]

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Ipex looks to multi-channel marketing as Roland pulls out

The UK’s biggest print show Ipex has revealed plans to reposition itself as a ‘cross-media’ marketing technology event as, separately, another big-name exhibitor has pulled out
Wide-format printer manufacturer Roland DG has joined the likes of HP and Heidelberg in pulling out of the four-yearly Ipex 2014 show, saying it is planning to focus its marketing activities […]

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Bühler Continues Growth as Net Profit Remain Constant

    Bühler Continues Growth as Net Profit Remain Constant

Despite a challenging fiscal 2012, Bühler Technology Group increased both its order intake (+5%) and its turnover (+13%), with acquisitions accounting for the rise in order intake. As a result of the substantial investments made by the group in securing its long-term future, the EBIT margin declined to 7.3% from the previous year. Its net […]

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Watson Marlow MasoSine sinusoidal pumps

MasoSine sinusoidal pumps have a strong reputation when it comes to food and beverage applications

The sine wave shaped rotor creates four moving chambers which gently convey the duty ?uid from the inlet port to the higher pressure discharge port.
Thanks to the large pumping chambers, product integrity can be preserved and maintained, avoiding problems such aeration […]

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Baking a better biscuit with variable-speed drives

A project carried out at the Fox’s Biscuits plant in Batley involved the installation of ABB variable-speed drives. These helped improve the quality of the company’s products and reduced the amount of waste, while also improving its ability to develop products.

Although variable-speed drives are most frequently associated with energy saving, they also continue to play a […]

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Record: Steinecker builds one of the world’s biggest lauter tuns

    Record: Steinecker builds one of the world’s biggest lauter tuns

Krones’ Steinecker plant is currently manufacturing the biggest brewing vessel in its history: a stainless steel lauter tun called “Pegasus C”, measuring 14 metres in diameter and weighing around 70 tons.
The “Pegasus C”, in which during the brewing process after mashing the liquid wort is separated from the solid spent grains, holds 144,000 litres of […]

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