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PIE FILLINGS DEPOSITORS FROM RIGGS AUTOPACK

An excellent reputation for supplying high quality depositors to the food production
industry, has secured Riggs Autopack a recent order from Pieminister, one of the UK’s highly respected manufacturers of award winning pie’s.
Pieminister was established in 2002, when Jon Simon and Tristan Hogg teamed up to start a pie business in their home city of Bristol. […]

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JAR FILLING SOLUTIONS FOR CHUTNEYS & PICKLES FROM RIGGS AUTOPACK

An excellent reputation for supplying high quality filling machines has secured Riggs
Autopack a recent order from The Spice Shelf, an artisan food producer based in
Worthing, West Sussex who manufacture award winning chutneys and pickles.
The Spice Shelf is the creation of Meher Salman, who began teaching the art of Indian
cookery in the Sussex area some 20 […]

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RIGGS AUTOPACK PROVIDE SEMI-AUTOMATION FOR CHILLI SAUCE & JAM PRODUCER

An excellent reputation for supplying high quality depositors and filling machines has
secured Riggs Autopack a recent order from TCD Foods Ltd, a North-East company
producing fine quality chilli sauces, jam, condiments and marinades.
TCD Foods, otherwise known as Tree’s Can’t Dance, began growing chillies on their
Northumberland farm over 5 years ago and it wasn’t long before the […]

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RIGGS AUTOPACK’S DEPOSITING & FILLING MACHINERY ON SHOW AT PPMA 2011

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of depositing and filling equipment for the food
production industry, is exhibiting a selection of their depositors and filling machines,
conveyors and transfer pumps at this year’s PPMA Show on Stand D2.
Visitors to the Lancashire based company’s stand will have the opportunity of viewing a
high level twin head automatic depositor with […]

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Manufacturer’s of Depositors & Filling Machines For The Food Production Industry

Stand D2, Hall 5
Stand Contact: Mr Scott Riley
COMPANY PROFILE
Riggs Autopack Ltd is a UK market leader with an excellent reputation in the design and
manufacture of high quality depositors, filling machines, transfer pumps and automated
conveyor filling lines, supplied primarily for the food production industry.
With almost 40 years design and build experience, we are a proud ISO […]

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NEW CONVEYOR PULLEY – SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE AND LOWER COST

R.A. Rodriguez (UK) Ltd will demonstrate a brand new concept in conveyor pulley design, making its European launch at the PPMA exhibition.
By switching from conventional pulleys to the new Bryant TuffCore® alternatives, conveyor manufacturers and users alike will reap numerous benefits.  Introduced to the UK market by sole UK distributor, R. A. Rodriguez, these new […]

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R. A. Rodriguez Product Launch Confirmed

The overall theme for R. A. Rodriguez at PPMA will be automation and the company’s ability to address a wide range of needs from the supply of a simple plug-and-play robot or compact drive through to a bespoke, multi-axis and programmable handling system.  R. A. Rodriguez will also launch a brand new conveyor roller development, […]

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Integrate the most cost efficient powder conveying concept on the market

piFLOW™i is easy to use without compromising on technical performance. It is designed
with a full opening making it possible to maximize material throughput and increase
production.
It is a cost efficient alternative that is now reaching the market, both from the capacity point of view but also in comparison with mechanical conveying methods. The full opening gives […]

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Olmec-UK Shows VP2-CR Code Reader At PPMA Show Stand B51, PPMA Show, NEC, UK, 27-29 September, 2011

Vision systems integrator, Olmec-UK is showing its versatile new VP2-CR code reading system for standard and hi-speed character recognition and verification on labels at the PPMA Show.. Originally developed to meet the stringent requirements of the healthcare industry, the self-contained VP2-CR offers fully validated character recognition, character verification and robust 2D data matrix handling and […]

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New White Paper Shatters Misconceptions

About X-ray Inspection of Food
METTLER TOLEDO tackles some of the most common misconceptions about x-ray inspection of food in a new white paper – How Safe is X-ray Inspection of Food?
The paper answers important questions for food manufacturers, including:

Why use x-ray inspection?
What are the effects of x-rays to flavours, textures and nutritional value of food?
What […]

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METTLER TOLEDO at PPMA 2011

Come and see us in Hall 5, Stand E50 and find out how METTLER TOLEDO can help you protect product quality and brand integrity.
 
With new additions to its portfolio, METTLER TOLEDO provides manufacturers with technologies for all of their inspection needs – metal detection, checkweighing, x-ray and vision inspection – from one source.
The company will […]

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Industrial Wireless – Reliable and Rugged in all industrial applications

Every application brings its own demands to wireless communication. What all systems have in common is that the wireless components used have to be simple to handle while being as safe and reliable as wired devices.
Phoenix Contact has put its experience in interface and automation technology to use and developed a comprehensive wireless product portfolio […]

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Ultrasonic sealing system lifts bagging machine performance

Italian manufacturer PFM is demonstrating its top-of-range Vetta vertical form-fill-seal machine equipped for the first time with a new ultrasonic sealing system that improves seal efficiency in difficult environments and helps save materials.
PFM Vetta – ultrasonic
“The Vetta is already one of PFM’s most popular models as a result of its high performance and capacity to […]

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VC999 Showcases New TS1500 Tray Sealer

VC999 Packaging Systems will debut at PPMA 2011 the new VC999 TS1500 tray sealing machine. The VC999 TS1500 is a compact, efficient and fully automated tray sealing machine for medium to large scale production. With this machine you can realize countless individual packaging solutions.
TS1500
The machine concept of the VC999 TS1500 features multiple lanes. On 3 […]

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The new generation of high performance thermoforming machines

VC999 Packaging Systems are proud to debut its new i series thermoformer. The i series thermoformer was designed with life cycle cost in mind. This new system keeps cost of ownership low with open source parts, lower utility cost, fewer moving parts and lower part consumption.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This new generation of thermoformer offers many new and unique […]

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Pet food manufacturer achieves brand growth and increases throughput by 70%!

Ingrained within Suffolk history, Skinners Pet Foods has been producing dog food for over 40 years in their mill which has been in operation since 1688. However, faced with a recent increase in product demand the family run business automated their manual bagging operation with equipment designed and installed by Pacepacker Services. The subsequent installation […]

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Pacepacker announce pick and place strategic partnership with FANUC

FANUC, a leading robotics manufacturer, has recently extended Pacepacker’s strategic partnership to include them as a system integrator of pick and place systems for primary and secondary product packaging. This move enhances Pacepacker’s current pick and place equipment offering, which includes a range of DeltaPac™ pick and place machines and mechanical bespoke pick and place […]

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Omron brings simplicity and versatility to industrial robots

More than 70 models are featured in the new range of SCARA robots launched by Omron. Ideally suited to pick-and-place, materials handling and assembly applications, the new SCARA robots are an important addition to Omron’s product portfolio and will further extend the company’s capabilities for providing versatile, efficient and cost-effective integrated automation solutions.

The new […]

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Omron’s compact laser safety scanners provide versatile protection

 
Compact laser safety scanners in the new OS32C range from Omron offer versatile and convenient solutions for applications that include collision avoidance for automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), intrusion detection as an alternative to safety light curtains, and detecting the presence of persons within the hazardous area of a machine.
While fully satisfying the requirements of […]

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Omron automation is the best thing for sliced bread!

In line with its ongoing commitment to applying the best of modern technology to deliver genuine benefits for its customers, Ibonhart, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of automatic bread slicing and bread packaging equipment, has recently updated the control system for its popular IB360 bagging machine to include remote access facilities. Automation components from […]

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MultiPix Imaging to demonstrate Track & Trace solution

In-sight Track & Trace is an add-on software package for Cognex In-Sight vision systems. In-Sight Track & Trace delivers a ready-to-deploy data capture and verification solution initially designed to help pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers needing to achieve unit-level product traceability. It combines powerful Cognex code reading and verification software with a pre-configured job file […]

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Rotary print & apply doubles labelling speed

A new generation print & apply labelling machine that, for the first time, allows high volume goods such as pharmaceuticals, CDs and some tobacco products to be identified at full line speed with a unique bar code is being launched by Logopak at this year’s PPMA Show.
Unlike standard print & apply machines, mostly designed for […]

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LINX LCM CODING RANGE PROMISES SWIFT RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Coding and marking solutions provider Linx Printing Technologies believes that its range of Large Character Marking (LCM) printers will provide SMEs across a variety of industries with a cost-effective alternative to the labelling of secondary packaging.
The range comprises the Linx IJ200 Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) cartridge printer, as well as the Linx IJ350 and IJ370 case […]

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LINX 7300 PRINTER AVOIDS HIDDEN COSTS OF CODING

Linx Printing Technologies’ 7300 Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) printer offers an exciting portfolio of features designed to help companies across a wide range of industries to reduce the costs of coding.
The Linx 7300 is designed to avoid the hidden costs of coding through the lowest possible running costs, minimised production downtime, error-free coding and future-proofing.  […]

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STICKY INK GIVES LINX THE EDGE IN WET BOTTLE CODING

Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has launched a total bottle coding solution designed to cope with a range of environments, specifically those that are particularly wet and humid   The Linx 4900BC comprises a robust Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) printer with a specially developed sticky ink for permanent coding and a unique air knife […]

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Laidler runs new UCPD courses on Machinery Safety

Laidler Associates, part of the machinery division of TÜV SÜD Product Service, will be running their University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD) courses on European Machinery Safety, Electrical Safety and the newer Functional Safety Standards this Autumn. The first one is due to take place on the 17th October 2011 at the Ramada Hotel, Solihull.
The […]

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HOW NEW TECHNOLOGY IS DRIVING THE MACHINERY DIRECTIVE: LAIDLER and TÜV SÜD TO DELIVER FREE MACHINERY DIRECTIVE UPDATE SEMINAR AT PPMA 2011

PPMA Show 2011
27-29th September 2011, NEC Birmingham
Stand D56
Visitors to the PPMA Show 2011 will have the opportunity to attend a free legislation update from machinery safety specialists, Laidler Associates, a division of TÜV SÜD Product Service, which will highlight the impact the Machinery Directive has already had and will continue to have on machine manufacturers […]

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Innovative Packaging Controls

Laetus at the PPMA Show
 
Alsbach-Hähnlein, 18 August, 2011 – Laetus will be presenting innovative solutions for packaging control at the PPMA processing and packaging machinery exhibition in Birmingham. In Hall 5, at Stand F29, the specialist for camera-based control systems will be exhibiting machine applications for a wide range of labelling and verification requirements. The […]

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Kliklok launches new ROBOT loader at PPMA Show

Kliklok International will be demonstrating their new Collating Robotic Loader (CRL) and
Race Track system at the forthcoming PPMA exhibition.
A brand new innovation from Kliklok, the CRL is a flexible machine ideally suited to handle the
output from low to high speed wrappers and collate wrapped products into cartons or trays at up to
600 products per minute, […]

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KDH are contracted by leading convenience food producer

KDH have been awarded a fast-track project for the top fast-food manufacturer. The 10-week contract will see KDH transform the premises with minimal disruption to production.
Years of experience working solely in the food industry provides KDH with the knowledge and understanding of food factory practices. This enables the company to recognise and employ highly qualified […]

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KDH are in final phase of fast-track Morrisons refurbishment

KDH Projects isin the final stages of factory refurbishment at Morrisons Deeside. The food industry construction company began the project at the end of July and will complete itjust eight weeks later, at the end of September.

The project took place in high and low care areas of the factory,removing old flooring, drainage, walls and freezers […]

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Intelligent palletiser provides compact solution to busy end of line operations

Kawasaki Robotic’s new 80Kg palletiser is showcased at this year’s PPMA show.  The RD080N is faster and more compact than its predecessor and uses the recently launched E-Controller.
Designed specifically for palletising, Kawasaki Robotic’s RD080N is lighter than its predecessor and maintains its rigid construction.  Duty cycle tests illustrate its high speed by performing 2,800 cycles, […]

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ENTRY LEVEL WATERPROOF CHECKWEIGHER FROM ISHIDA

Ishida Europe has extended its range of checkweighers with the introduction of an entry–level waterproof version for wet, high-care and low-temperature environments.
The new machine is waterproof to IP65 specification, allowing fast and easy cleaning and making it ideal for a wide variety of food applications.
The DACS Economy checkweigher incorporates Ishida’s unique Anti Floor Vibration (AFV) […]

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ENTRY LEVEL MODEL WIDENS X-RAY SOLUTIONS

PPMA Show 2011 – Ishida Europe, Stand C81
Ishida Europe has launched an entry-level version of its market leading X-ray inspection system, offering companies an affordable solution for maximum quality control in their packing operations.

The Ishida IX-EA-2161 has been designed to inspect products such as wrapped confectionery and small trays and bags, with a powerful X-ray […]

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Revolutionising Box & Tray Packaging

 
The InHouse Box Company introduces the revolutionary inHousePacTM Box and Tray Maker, that empowers manufacturers and producers to supply and control their own packaging supplies whilst enjoying savings of up to 50% of your current packaging costs.

Using unique and revolutionary technology, this enables manufacturers and producers for the first
time, to cost efficiently vertically integrate their […]

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INNOVATIVE NEW PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY FROM ILAPAK ON SHOW AT PPMA

Innovative new packaging solutions from Ilapak, which reduce operating costs and enhance performance and pack presentation and quality, will be on show at PPMA in September.  New this year is the Delta 4000/3SS, a high speed flowrapper with its own integrated zipper solution.  Also on show is the Carrera 1000/40, a PC-controlled flowrapper designed to […]

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ALUMINIUM RINGS FOR LIGHT LOADS AND LIGHT DUTY

HepcoMotion® circular motion isn’t just all about high precision and high duty.  Whilst the company is known for its expertise in this field its research and development addresses the full scope of rotary movement and its latest product introduction is proof positive of this commitment.

The new ALR aluminium rings are a cost effective choice for […]

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HepcoMotion – PPMA preview

Stand no. G61
For any machine builder, system designer or manufacturer seeking simple and effective automation, the HepcoMotion® range of linear motion products provide unmatched choice.  The company can supply a simple ex-stock component right through to custom designs and multi-axis systems complete with motion control.
One of the key benefits of the HepcoMotion® product programme for […]

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Five engineers join the AutoCoding Systems’ team

AutoCoding Systems have recently undergone an extensive recruitment drive to manage their growing order commitments.
In the last few months, five additional engineers of varying disciplines have been employed.
Stewart Lightfoot and Tim Jones have both joined the solutions team, whilst Gareth Phillips, Rick Ballard and Ross Hughes have joined the project engineering team.
Stewart has spent over […]

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AutoCoding Systems works with major retailer on eliminating coding and packaging errors

AutoCoding Systems, specialists in automation of packaging line devices, has worked in consultation with a major retailer to help them implement guidelines to ensure all products supplied to them always have the right packaging, the right label and the right date code.
Suppliers are being asked to subject each finished product pack to an on-line automatic […]

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AutoCoding Systems Develops Bespoke Cheese Weighing and Labelling System for Dairy Crest, Davidstow

AutoCoding Systems, specialist systems integrator for packaging line solutions, has worked with Dairy Crest, Davidstow to develop a bespoke cheese weighing and labelling system.
Dairy Crest is the UK’s leading chilled dairy foods company.  The Davidstow site is the largest Cheddar cheese factory in Europe, producing over 43,000 tonnes of cheddar cheese, 27,000 tonnes of whey […]

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Innovative BlockTop™ Closure System

Always at the forefront of innovative packaging solutions Chronos BTH has recently introduced the new BlockTop™ bag closing system.
The BlockTop™ closure system is already being utilised in a host of packing rooms around the world where is helping to produce uniform square shaped bags; that are hygienically closed; yet easy to open. BlockTop™ also helps […]

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‘APS Group Trials The Leading Performance Management Software, TrakSYS’

Cimlogic have recently undertaken a line performance study at APS Group, a Print Management and Marketing Services Company to measure key performance metrics such as OEE, TEEP and Takt in real-time, using LEANTrakTM a portable cut down version of TrakSYSTM.
The trial was implemented at APS Group in Stockport by connecting a LEANTrak unit using just […]

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DEC DEMONSTRATES SAFEST VACUUM TRANSFER PROCESS TECHNOLOGY AT PPMA EXHIBITION

The Dec Group is a leading supplier of powder handling systems to the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetic industries. Dec’s product range covers every facet of powder handling, specialising in unique and patented dense-phase vacuum transfer systems.
Dec is the only company to have a letter of exemption from the ATEX regulatory body stating the PTS […]

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ENDOLINE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ROBOTIC SPECIALIST

PPMA Show, Hall 5, Stand D30
For the first time Endoline Machinery are set to launch complete packaging assembly lines with robotic pick and place systems as part of a partnership with ABB Limited – one of the world’s leading engineering companies.
The ABB robot will form an integral part of the new packaging module and will […]

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ENDOLINE MACHINERY ANNOUNCES SEALED AIR PARTNERSHIP AND LAUNCHES REVOLUTIONERY NEW SYSTEM

PPMA Show, Hall 5, Stand D30
Endoline Machinery have partnered with Sealed Air, the leading manufacturer of protective packaging systems and materials, to offer a Fully Automatic Void Filling System which will assist customers in making significant savings on shipping and handling costs – along with reducing packaging waste.
The new system consists of an Endoline 704 […]

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ENDOLINE INTRODUCES THE ‘SPIDER’ TO THE UK PACKAGING MARKET

Endoline Machinery will be launching a new machine – the ‘Spider’ palletising robot – at the forthcoming PPMA show.  The ‘Spider’ is new to the UK packaging market and will be sold exclusively by Endoline.
The ‘Spider’ robot is a servo driven gantry robot built with 3 or 4 axes and is unique due to its […]

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Affordable robots in force at PPMA

FANUC Robotics robots will be out in force at this year’s PPMA Exhibition being demonstrated by FANUC Robotics UK and also by several of its strategic partners.  Besides demonstrating the many benefits of FANUC robots for the packaging sector, the underlying theme focuses on affordability.
A quirky demonstration of the FANUC LR Mate’s ability to count […]

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Mixing Equipment – Processing Technology at PPMA 2011

Visitors to PPMA will be looking to source the latest technology to convert their product from raw material to finished, saleable goods in the most cost-efficient manner.  Fillworth UK on Stand F 60 is one of the very few exhibitors at the show that specializes in “processing”.

      Fillworth UK designs, manufactures, supplies, installs and services […]

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Flexicon Demonstrates Alternative Bulk Handling Technologies on Stand B16

The versatility of Flexicon flexible screw conveyors and Flexicon pneumatic conveyors are being demonstrated on the company’s stand B16 at this year’s PPMA exhibition.  These highly efficient systems have proven time and time again to be the most practical and effective solution for the easy and reliable transfer of bulk materials such as pellets, fine […]

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