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Atelier Dumon: A One Stop Shop Company – For Your Materials Pallet Handling Needs

    Atelier Dumon: A One Stop Shop Company – For Your Materials Pallet Handling Needs

Bespoke design and automation of material pallet handling solutions and hydraulic elevators is the core business of Atelier Dumon.
Atelier Dumon is a family owned company, based in Bruges, Belgium, specializing in internal goods moving systems, machinery and hydraulic elevators. For more than 60 years the company has been providing automatic solutions for production processes for […]

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OAL to Build New APRIL Robotics Production Facility

    OAL to Build New APRIL Robotics Production Facility

OAL are building a new state of the art facility to support their APRIL Robotics Systems in Peterborough, UK. The new facility supports a growing order book as food manufacturers seek to avoid rising costs in the UK and Europe through significant productivity improvements.
Currently, 529,800 people globally are associated with the common repetitive task of […]

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APRIL Secures £449,850 Innovate UK Government Project

    APRIL Secures £449,850 Innovate UK Government Project

OAL Group has secured a £448,850 Innovate UK funded project to further develop its APRIL™ robotics material handling systems for food manufacturers. The new project focuses on overcoming the well documented productivity challenges food manufacturers face preparing ingredients. It will be led by engineers from OAL in partnership with the University of Lincoln and will utlise […]

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Food Processing Veteran Joins AB Systems as New Sales Director

    Food Processing Veteran Joins AB Systems as New Sales Director

AB Systems is meeting growing demand for its award-winning materials handling and process cooling services with the appointment of Milton Shelley (pictured) to the role of Sales Director. A highly experienced and well-known figure in the food processing arena, Mr Shelley is charged with delivering technical sales services to AB Systems’ wide client base, a […]

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Dry Running High-speed Can Line With Rexnord PSX Material

    Dry Running High-speed Can Line With Rexnord PSX Material

A large beer brewery in South Africa is operating a 90.000 c/h can filling line, installed in 2013. The line is equipped completely with Rexnord “Flush Grid” MatTop® conveyor chains in PSX® material in combination with Magnetflex curves in ULF material (“Combi-X”). Rexnord PSX material selected for this project as a result of the need […]

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Goliath – A ‘Spirited’ Automation Systems Provider

    Goliath – A ‘Spirited’ Automation Systems Provider

Goliath Packaging Systems, in business since 2007, sources, supplies, installs & after-sales services a comprehensive range of End-of-Line Automation, Materials Handling & Industrial Washing equipment to the Irish Food/Beverage sector with recent projects successfully delivered for whiskey distillers such as Cooley Distillery (Beam Suntory), Bushmill’s plus William Grant & Sons amongst others.
The Goliath product range […]

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What is Engineered Sustainability by Rexnord?

    What is Engineered Sustainability by Rexnord?

Sustainability is the capacity to endure. Engineered Sustainability™ by Rexnord is a product program to help you design durable conveyor systems with components that guarantee optimal product handling without compromising the ability to meet targets on safety improvement, increased productivity, water reduction and energy savings.
The program highlights the on-going commitment to creating and manufacturing environmentally-friendly […]

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AmbaFlex – The Specialist in Spiral Conveyor Solutions

AmbaFlex is the partner for customised material handling systems based on spiral conveying technology! Its unique SpiralVeyor® is used in a wide range of markets and applications for vertical transportation, temporary storage and the accumulation of single goods and packed products.
AmbaFlex is an independent global company that has developed, produces and also maintains the SpiralVeyor® […]

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Conveyor Systems Ltd – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

    Conveyor Systems Ltd – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

Conveyor Systems Ltd offer an array of engineering expertise and a wealth of experience in materials handling solutions however complex, tailored to suit customer’s individual requirements in a wide range of industries.
At CSL we have a comprehensive range of conveyor equipment to provide complete automated turnkey materials handling systems, including design, installation and commissioning conveyors […]

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Sterilizer Cleared Out!

At an Indonesian production site of the world’s leading dairy food brand, sterilized milk is produced in huge quantities. As usual in a production plant of that size, efficiency needs to be continuously optimized.
The ready to drink milk is canned and sterilized before secondary packing. But if the downstream tray packing equipment fails, the sterilizer […]

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IMHX 2016 Showcases the Latest Materials Handling and Supply Chain Solutions

    IMHX 2016 Showcases the Latest Materials Handling and Supply Chain Solutions

Logistics and materials handling touch everyone’s lives – whatever is purchased be it online, in store or delivered from a wholesaler. That’s why IMHX, the UK’s leading logistics exhibition taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 13th to 16th September, is a must-attend event.
Sponsored by financial services provider Investec, IMHX 2016 will reflect every aspect of […]

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Span Tech Europe Offers State-of-the-art Conveying Solutions

    Span Tech Europe Offers State-of-the-art Conveying Solutions

Already a leader in the North American market, Span Tech is now offering its unique belts and conveying systems to food processors in Europe. Span Tech’s almost 40 years of experience and expertise extends from primary to secondary packaging, packed and unpacked products, trays and case handling from meat, dairy, frozen foods and specialty baking, […]

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Rexnord Introduces New 1005 XLBP-series MatTop® Accumulation Chain

The trend for packages in the food and beverage industry towards the use of lighter and more delicate packaging materials is ongoing. This drives the need for new conveying solutions that ensure optimal pack handling with the lowest risk of damage to the packs. At the same time these new conveying solutions need to contribute […]

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Innovation in Action – SpiralVeyor® SVs For Primary Packages!

    Innovation in Action – SpiralVeyor® SVs For Primary Packages!

AmbaFlex, the global leader in spiral conveyor solutions, has just supplied 12 narrow belt SpiralVeyors from its SVs series for installation at the facilities of a leading global snack manufacturer in Mexico.
The units will elevate tall standing packages of savoury crackers from just behind the primary packer. The AmbaFlex units have been chosen by this […]

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AmbaFlex Spiral Conveyor Solutions – Hall 7 stand 258 at BrauBeviale 2015

SpiralVeyor® BottleLift – enabling 3-dimensional liquid container flow.
Changing markets require lines for liquids to become ever-more flexible and faster. But at the same time, it’s hard to compromise between changing production needs and your given space constraints. However, there is always a strong need for more effective connections and the most obvious way is to […]

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Perfect solutions for every supply chain: Schütz at FachPack 2015

At the trade show in Nuremberg, the global player will be presenting innovations and tried and tested classic products. The highlights are the new IBC standards for the highest food safety and risk minimisation as well as innovative solutions for optimum packaging and process support for highly viscous filling goods.
IBC with integrated impeller: With this […]

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Introducing the New Bottle Conveyor From Gebo

    Introducing the New Bottle Conveyor From Gebo

Bottle conveyor manufacturer Gebo has unveiled the K110 universal guiding system. Gebo’s new bottle conveyor builds on the company’s acknowledged expertise in the field, offering a robustness which far outstrips that required for the PET business, as well as two innovative features which set a new standard for conveying expertise.
This new bottle guidance mechanism represents […]

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The Ultimate in Belting Hygiene

When considering food safety in terms of production, the critical component of any conveyor is the belt. The prime challenge is to use a conveying medium that takes hygiene to its practical limit. ENE Ltd, Ireland’s leading food conveyor manufacturer, is familiar with the challenge and has discovered a belting solution that leaps over the […]

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SpiralConnect Solution Cuts Costs and Issues

    SpiralConnect Solution Cuts Costs and Issues

A leading Italian integrator specialised in the water and soft drinks market recently installed a clever solution. By utilising AmbaFlex’s flexible solutions for their belts, they reduced the total cost of ownership (TCO) as well as their initial investment.
Thanks to this solution, a well-known Polish bottler of spring water to the retail market has now […]

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New CEO at Logitrans

    New CEO at Logitrans

Erling Pedersen, who has been working at Logitrans through the last 46 years and through most of them as President, will as per 1 May 2015 hand over this function to his daughter, Gitte Kirkegaard Berg, Sales Director at Logitrans. The third generation will thereby be head of the management. The company is family owned […]

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75 years of innovation and tradition – Logitrans A/S celebrates 75 years anniversary…

    75 years of innovation and tradition – Logitrans A/S celebrates 75 years anniversary…

The Danish manufacturer of material handling equipment, Logitrans A/S, celebrates its 75 years anniversary on 1 May 2015.
Logitrans was founded in a little smithy in 1940, and until 2002 the company was called Nisap Maskinfabrik. The beginning during the war was tough, and for the founders, Ingrid and Nis A. Pedersen, the war came close […]

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Swisslog acquires technologies and employees from Grenzebach Automation GmbH in the areas of AGVs and logistics robots

Swisslog has acquired a carefully selected portfolio of technologies and employees from Grenzebach Automation GmbH in Karlsruhe, Germany to strengthen its expertise in the areas of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and logistics robots. This acquisition dovetails with Swisslog’s strategy of expanding it’s positioning in the e-commerce and omni-channel segments and pursuing opportunities in the field […]

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DELIVERING WORLD-CLASS CHOCOLATES: Caffarel partners with Ammeraal Beltech

Caffarel, one of the world’s leading, long-established chocolatiers, is the creator of the delicious Piedmontese gianduiotto boat-shaped chocolate – a confection which, once fashioned, must be carefully conveyed for individual foil wrapping.   This function is today performed in Caffarel’s kitchens in partnership with Ammeraal Beltech – global specialists in conveyor belt systems, particularly for the […]

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Doosan Launches New Environmentally-friendly, Cost-effective Forklifts Range

    Doosan Launches New Environmentally-friendly, Cost-effective Forklifts Range

Doosan Industrial Vehicle has launched five new 2.0t to 3.5t capacity forklifts incorporating Doosan’s revolutionary, award-winning G2 diesel engine. By utilising the Doosan G2 engines, the new D20S-7, D25S-7, D30S-7, D33S-7 and D35C-7 models will meet stringent new EU emissions standards without using a costly diesel particulate filter (DPF). They also set new standards for […]

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Fanuc rebrands UK operations under Fanuc UK

Fanuc has realigned its UK divisions under one brand: Fanuc UK Limited. This will enable the company to deliver a more integrated approach to automation solutions while becoming ‘a smarter and more efficient partner’ to its customers.
The rebrand, effective immediately, integrates Fanuc’s three core UK businesses: Fanuc Robotics, Fanuc FA and Fanuc Robomachine.

“I am delighted […]

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New premium brand IC engine forklift range offers exceptional value proposition

Jungheinrich has launched a completely re-designed generation of IC-engine powered counterbalanced forklift trucks.
The new ‘Torque Converter’ hydrodynamic drive trucks have been engineered in such a way that allows maximum cost-efficiency to be achieved in the manufacturing process.
But despite their attractive value proposition, the trucks – which are manufactured in Germany at Jungheinrich’s state-of-the-art Moosburg factory […]

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Linkx Packaging Systems is appointed ‘System Partner’ by Kuka Robotics

End-of-line packaging expert Linkx Packaging Systems has been appointed a ‘System Partner’ by Kuka Robotics.
Linkx Systems was selected on the basis of the company’s experience and technical ability in the design and manufacture of packaging machinery.
System Partner status will give engineers at Linkx Systems priority access to Kuka’s specialist application support and design teams in […]

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Span Tech Europe – Flexibility at its Very Best

    Span Tech Europe – Flexibility at its Very Best

Today, material handling systems have become a fundamental part of a flexible manufacturing system, they must adapt to the product and production process, not the other way around.
Span Tech Europe provides custom systems for the packaging, food, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, wholesale, manufacturing and distribution industries, with about two-thirds of the company’s business currently concentrated in […]

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Imagine a drying system with a proven efficiency of over 99%… Introducing OptiDry®, the latest innovation from packaging line engineering leader Gebo Cermex.

When it comes to high-quality, high-frequency packaging lines, the presence of just a few drops of moisture can have a dramatic impact on labelling quality, coding and vision inspection efficiency.

In today’s fast-moving industry, where quality constraints are stricter than ever, an effective drying system is a crucial component for most packaging lines. And who better […]

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Safer charging

    Safer charging

Part of Groupe Guillin, Sharpak is the UK’s leading manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging.
 
The company operates three facilities in the UK – in Somerset, Kent and Gloucestershire.
 
At its site in Yate, Gloucestershire, concerns over the safety of the lift truck battery changing process led Sharpak to switch forklift suppliers and introduce a fleet of Jungheinrich […]

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AmbaFlex – Science in Spirals

With AmbaFlex’s invention of the SpiralVeyor® in the mid nineties a new era in conveyor systems started. Continued development and expansion of the scope made AmbaFlex a leader of spiral conveyor solutions. With over 9000 systems installed together with a global production and service organization AmbaFlex offers a spiral conveyor solution for each application and […]

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Spiroflow’s Top-notch Testing Steers Customers in the Right Direction

Very few people would buy a new car without a test drive, or a house without at least one visit and evaluation. So why would a manufacturer make a significant investment in new capital machinery without having the chance to test it?
Spiroflow is one of the few suppliers of conveying and weighing equipment to offer […]

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Hygienic Processing on Stainless Steel Conveyors

    Hygienic Processing on Stainless Steel Conveyors

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first commercial casting of stainless steel, a material that has had a greater impact on the food and drink business than perhaps any other.
While the original goal of metallurgist Harry Brearley was extra durability, extending the life of British gun barrels, its other qualities – notably resistance […]

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Axiom’s recipe for success for Tamar Foods

West Country bakery, Tamar Foods bake own label savoury pies, slices and snack foods for leading supermarket chains. Tamar is part of the Samworth Brothers group which, amongst others, owns Ginsters and it is Ginsters that distributes the Tamar product to retailers throughout the UK.
In 2012 Tamar won a prestigious contract with Marks and Spencer […]

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Sturdy plastic pallets for secure beverage handling

Cabka-IPS will be presenting an extensive range of innovative plastic pallets at the drinktec 2013, the trade exhibition for the beverage and liquid food industry (16 to 20 September, Munich). These pallets have been specially developed for the beverage industry.
They include, for example, the BPP i9 (Beverage Pool Pallet), a solid and strong pallet made […]

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New packaging line engineering firm can make “immediate impact”, says company president

A new packaging line engineering firm can make an “immediate impact” on the market, according to the firm’s president and managing director.
Gebo Cermex, groups the brands Gebo and Cermex together and Marc Aury, leader of the company, said it has the resources to be “first in line” in the packaging industry.
Cermex work in overwrapping and […]

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Partner for both hand producers and industry

Wolfertschwenden, 7th May 2013 – MULTIVAC made it very clear at IFFA 2013, which took place at the beginning of May in Frankfurt: “We can do both!” – that is to say, support businesses, which supply hand-made products, with simple and compact packaging solutions and also provide industrial-scale companies with high-performance systems, automation solutions, uniform […]

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EU imposes a new anti-dumping duty on all pallet trucks, manufactured in China

EU imposes a new anti-dumping duty on all pallet trucks, manufactured in China
Buy Danish quality! The price difference between pallet trucks from China and the quality pallet truck has almost gone…
As per 22 April 2013, EU has imposed a new anti-dumping duty on all pallet trucks, imported from China to EU countries. The new duty […]

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Jungheinrich UK celebrates its Golden Jubilee

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of intralogistics solutions provider Jungheinrich’s entry in to the UK market.
Originally located in Manchester, today Jungheinrich’s UK headquarters are in Milton Keynes. In addition, the company operates six strategically sited Customer Service Centres in Scotland (Cumbernauld), the North West (Warrington), the North East (Sheffield), The Midlands (Birmingham), the South West […]

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New metal detectable cords and belts launch

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.
Deteriorating conveyor belts have previously led to cases where food has been recalled because bits of the belts have been discovered in products, so belts that are detectable by inspection systems is […]

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NEW DETECTABILITY MAKES FOODLUBE® SAFEST EVER

Leading UK food-grade lubricants manufacturer ROCOL has introduced innovative caps and actuators on aerosol spray cans in the FOODLUBE range to help reduce the risk of foreign object contamination during food and drink processing.
Building on its long-standing NSF registration for FOODLUBE and its corporate ISO 21469 certification, both of which offer crucial safety assurances about […]

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Golden Valley launches ‘Carbon’ – the next generation of pallet wrap film!

Golden Valley (A BRC accredited company) is a dedicated specialist supplier of Hand and Machine Pallet Wrap (Stretch Wrap) Film that sources the best products from around the globe.
Golden Valley is one of the largest stockists of pallet wrap in the UK and can offer same day despatch on stock items which includes Hand and […]

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New robotic palletiser for packhouses

Automated packing and palletising systems specialist Brillopak has introduced a versatile new robotic palletiser specifically designed for fresh fruit and vegetables. The new Brillopak Compact C211 is capable of placing a variety of container formats including crates, cases and trays on to pallets.
Developed following extensive research by Brillopak into the issues surrounding fresh produce packaging, […]

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New metal detectable cords and belts launch

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.
Deteriorating conveyor belts have previously led to cases where food has been recalled because bits of the belts have been discovered in products, so belts that are detectable by inspection systems is […]

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Boxxer handles round and square Jugs

Eagle Packaging Machinery has made some notable changes to its BOXXER Case Erector Loader Sealer System, having recently taken on a project that required case packing different shaped jugs.
The Boxxer is now able to automatically case pack round and square jugs, which is no mean feat as jugs are a difficult product to pack being […]

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Secretary of State visits Redpack Packaging Machinery

Redpack were chosen by Vince Cable Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills as the venue for the launch of the “Growing Business Fund”, a £3m scheme designed to kick start growth. Redpack who are seeing a continued demand for their flow wrapping machines both in the UK and overseas and have a full […]

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Multivac launches machine for packaging long food products

Processing equipment supplier Multivac is launching a vacuum chamber machine for packaging long food products, such as cylindrical sausages and certain types of whole fish.
The C 800 vacuum chamber machine is equipped with a 1.4m-wide chamber, making it the largest single-chamber machine in Multivac’s portfolio.
Ingo Renner, manager of Multivac’s chamber machines business unit, said the […]

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Joining and Fastening Options for Food Grade Conveyor Belting

Introduction
There comes a time when the ends of a conveyor belt must be joined. Whether a first time installation, replacement or repair, the question is what methods are available to fasten the two ends, and which one is best for your application.
A conveyor belt arrives at the plant in a fixed length. It comes openended, since it can’t be […]

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Exposing inefficiencies in processing

Introduction
The fast pace of most processing industries means it is becoming more and more automated, to both ensure output targets can be met and production line efficiencies are maximised. Challenging economic conditions and an increased level of competition within the industry have further highlighted the need for process efficiency and have encouraged plant managers to […]

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OCME win IMHX 2013 Design 4 Safety Award

The Design 4 Safety Awards are run jointly by IMHX owners BITA (the British Industrial Truck Association) and Informa Publishing, to highlight the importance of safety product design features in helping to ensure safe materials handling operations.
A panel of experts, drawn from key areas of the mechanical handling industry, recently judged OCME as the Specialist […]

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Behind the seen in packaging

When you walk around a Supermarket you see thousands of different products in a vast assortment of packages many of which have been produced on a Flow Wrapping Machine with crimped end seal and a long seal underneath. How many of us actually stop to think about how the package is produced and what technology […]

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Craemer Plastic Pallets UK to boost brand awareness in the UK

The Craemer Group, the manufacturer of plastic pallets, wheelie bins, and containers in Europe, is expanding its services in the UK. At IMHX 2013, Craemer Plastic Pallets UK showcases its portfolio of plastic pallet solutions (Stand No. 18M180) that stand for highest quality, cost efficiency, and best customer value.
As a European market leader with a […]

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New automated onion palletiser improves productivity for Bedfordshire Growers

Food packing firm Bedfordshire Growers has announced that its new automated palletiser has helped it to improve productivity

It said its Symach automated palletiser was recently installed for its onion packing line.
The new automated palletiser can cope with up to 10 tonnes per hour. In a statement, the firm also said that the palletiser also “accurately […]

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Roll n’ Pall smart pallet roll-out

Polymer Logistics has introduced Roll n’ Pall, a ‘smart pallet’ said to serve as both a pallet and a heavy duty dolly to improve productivity throughout the supply chain and increase in-store product availability.

The company, a global provider of retail-ready packaging (RRP) solutions, says its new all-in-one pallet and dolly solution facilitates safe and easy […]

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