processing equipment

08 Nov 2018 --- The latest model of the Schubert Flowmodul integrated flow-wrapping machine now offers an even more extensive selection of possible sealing technologies. In a recent interview, Johannes Schubert, grandson of the company’s founder and Flowmodul Product Manager since 2017, explains the advantages of this innovative technology and how the latest model is providing an even more efficient solution to flow-wrapping demand while branching out into the healthcare sector.
07 Nov 2018 --- GEA is to showcase its high-capacity thermoformer PowerPak during Gulfood Manufacturing 2018 in Dubai. The PowerPak satisfies the latest food sector requirements in food safety while providing “top quality and maximum flexibility” in food and dairy processing. The machine is ideal for packing dates, poultry, seafood or cheese products.
06 Nov 2018 --- A new and innovative atmospheric cold plasma (CP)-based antimicrobial packaging system has been shown to significantly increase shelf-life and safety in poultry breast meat. The US Department of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) developed the packaging system which uses high electrical voltages to generate plasma with ozone and other bactericidal components within sealed food packages. There are a number of advantages with this packaging system compared to alternative treatments, such as eliminating pre-packaging treatment requirements, adaptability for use with any size and type of package and treatment time, having no chemical residues after treatment, and cost-effectiveness.
01 Nov 2018 --- Gerhard Schubert has aided Italian, family-owned company, San Giorgio Dolce & Salato, in its ambitions to be the first manufacturer to introduce pre-baked, filled and frozen croissants to the gastronomic market, with a purpose-built automated processing system. Schubert’s system gently injects different fillings into the baked goods and efficiently combines this operation with the final packaging process via sophisticated pick-and-place robots attached with gentle grippers. Thanks to this automation solution, San Giorgio Dolce & Salato can fill and package 160 croissants per minute.
11 Oct 2018 --- Tetra Pak has launched Tetra Pak Plant Secure at its Inside Tetra Pak event held yesterday at the company’s headquarters in Lund, Sweden. PackagingInsights was at the event covering the launch. Tetra Pak Plant Secure is a plant management service that aims to deliver profitability improvements for its customers. Leveraging Tetra Pak’s investments in Industry 4.0 technologies, the service uses data-driven analytics and Tetra Pak’s industry expertise to identify and deliver improvements across a customer’s entire value chain.
09 Oct 2018 --- Beverage multi-packing smart systems provider WaveGrip has helped increase Royal Docks Brewing Company’s beer output with a new packing applicator and brand defining colored carrier system. Having previously partnered with a canning company, Royal Docks switched to its own canning line in 2017. Recently, however, it has required a faster and less labor-intensive solution to keep pace with its ongoing growth: The WaveGrip G1, with speeds of up to 100 cans-per-minute (cpm) and ability to pack a full range of can sizes with minimal downtime.
04 Oct 2018 --- Digimarc Barcode, launched at FachPack 2018 by Wipak, seeks to respond to the changing face of retail. Digimarc Barcode is nearly invisible and can permeate the entire package. This hopes to make it simple for consumers to scan large portions of the package to access product information and other engaging digital content, save space on packaging design and increase manufacturing efficiencies and reduce waste in the supply chain.
03 Oct 2018 --- Thin Film Electronics, a provider of NFC (Near Field Communication) mobile marketing solutions, is providing an interactive personal care range for men’s hair range Slikhaar. Slikhaar hopes to use Thinfilms NFC mobile marketing solution to connect directly with consumers via smartphone, promote its SlikhaarTV channel on YouTube and deepen relationships with its customers.
26 Sep 2018 --- Gerhard Schubert’s new Lightline series consisting of The CartonPacker, The Flowpacker and The Pickerline has attracted much attention at the ongoing FachPack 2018 show in Nuremberg. The preconfigured machine range boasts compact design, targeting customers looking for improved efficiency in automated food and beverage package processing involving reduced formats and packaging variants. PackagingInsights speaks with Marcel Kiessling, Managing Director Sales and Service for Schubert, on the show floor.
18 Sep 2018 --- GEA is expanding its D-tec valve line with the new GEA D-tec P/DV control valve for ultraclean applications in the food, beverage and dairy industries. This allows reliable control of process parameters such as volume flow, pressure, temperature and filling level of a vessel. Due to the hermetically sealing D-tec stem diaphragm, the valve is said to achieve a higher standard of hygiene. The company touts the valve as ensuring safety in the production of beer mixes, soft drinks, fruit juices, milk-based and lactic acid-fermented products or even sauces and to contributing to longer minimum product shelf life.
18 Sep 2018 --- From March 2019, Multivac will be offering a thermal inkjet (TIJ) printer in addition to thermal transfer overprinters (TTO) printers that will be able to be used in direct web printers as well as in label dispensers. The company touts the printer as being suitable for use in the medical and food industries.
13 Sep 2018 --- Food and beverage production demands a digital filling line solution that can deliver an accurate monitoring system for information management that may be remote but is always using real-time data in order to optimize operations and improve productivity. SIG's answer to this is combiLink – a single and flexible information management solution for filling line operation.
06 Sep 2018 --- BillerudKorsnäs has opened one of Europe's largest and most efficient MG paper machines at Skärblacka production unit outside Norrköping in Sweden in an investment valued at US$150 million. The new MG machines are set to increase production capacity to 460,000 tons/year, of which 180,000 tons will be MG paper, making the mill the largest facility for machine glazed kraft paper in Europe.
04 Sep 2018 --- CSB-System’s bespoke Enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can contribute to the successful growth of foodservice suppliers, according to the company, due to how it fully-integrates industry-specific software, from CSB, to replace stand-alone solutions. This overhaul is said to streamline processes that ensure more reliable and immediate data, effective scenario planning which can save costs and a higher level of automation with minimizes throughput times.
31 Aug 2018 --- KHS has expanded its portfolio to include the Innopouch IM Focus: a horizontal form/fill/seal pouching machine especially for the packaging of dry products in single-serve formats. The cost-effective system has an output of up to 100 pouches a minute.
31 Aug 2018 --- Self-adhesive technology specialists Herma US is set to feature new options on several of its labeling machines at Healthcare Packaging Expo October 14-17, Chicago. Highlights will include a tamper-evident side labeler and wrap-around labeler with motion control for faster runs.
28 Aug 2018 --- In response to industry demand for increased quality in food and beverages at every level, Emerson has introduced the Rosemount CT4215 Food and Beverage Leak Detection system. The Rosemount CT4215 is the first quantum cascade laser/tunable diode laser (QCL/TDL) continuous, inline detection system designed to help assure quality and safety, maximize production volume and decrease product waste for food and beverage products.
28 Aug 2018 --- Omron has acquired Microscan Systems, Inc from Spectris plc, for a total cash consideration of US$157 million (£123 million). Omron, manufacturers of factory automation systems and control equipment, hopes the move will benefit its technological capacity, including the Internet of Things (IoT), thereby strengthening its ability to offer “more comprehensive solutions such as traceability and verification to the packaging industry,” Nico Hooiveld, Market Manager at Omron Industrial Automation, tells PackagingInsights.
20 Aug 2018 --- UK-based Whitby Seafoods has doubled its production speeds after installing new packaging and distribution lines from food processing equipment specialists, tna. The investment has enabled Whitby Seafoods to meet rising consumer demand by providing additional capacity and seamless integration between systems, helping to save time and increase efficiency.
23 Jul 2018 --- Connected Packaging and the Internet of Things (IoT) has opened up a world of possibilities for brands to communicate with their customers in more engaging and proactive ways. Brand owners are beginning to realize the massive potential of pioneering technologies such as Near-Field communication (NFC), QR codes, barcode scan and Augmented Reality (AR) in increasing brand loyalty and awareness and better understanding consumer behavior.