Innovations in Processing and Packaging February 2010 Articles Summary
Eurotek in fast food challenge
When Dutch-based fish processor Platvis gave the green light to a major expansion there was no time to waste. Just 10 days after contacting freezing and chilling specialist Eurotek, Platvis placed an order for a custom-built 33-tier spiral freezer-on the basis that it was designed, manufactured and delivered in just seven weeks. This article gives more details.
More efficient pneumatics with Moduflex Lite air preparation
Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion control technologies, has launched a new and innovative addition to its proven range of air preparation systems. Moduflex Lite combines lightweight and corrosion-resistant construction with patented nano-lubrication technology that allows oil mist up to 40m along the air line as opposed to a maximum of only 15m with more traditional lubricators.
Anthony Rowcliffe puts Loma Systems' IQ3 to the test
One of the most established cheese and speciality chilled food suppliers in the UK, Anthony Rowcliffe and Son Ltd, has selected Loma Systems, world leaders in metal detection, checkweighing and X-ray systems, to install its state-of-the art IQ3 Metal Detector for the new range of 11 Artisan cheeses for Marks and Spencer. Anthony Rowcliffe and Son started life 42 years ago in Peckham, London, and has successfully grown, operating out of two purpose-built BRC-accredited sites at Paddock Wood in Kent, supplying over 1,000 different lines.
Tetra Pak helps Aslanoba Foods enter Turkish juice market
Innovative packaging solution and customised technical service are key to success
In 2006 Mr Hasan Aslanoba, owner of Aslanoba Foods and founder of ERIKLI water, knew that he had to make a difference in a number of areas to successfully enter the highly competitive Turkish JNSD market and establish a secure position for JUSS, his new JN brand. To win its market share battle and become a significant player in the category, Aslanoba decided to work with Tetra Pak and leverage the long-standing experience and global expertise that Tetra Pak has in the liquid food business. Today Aslanoba is enjoying a 3.4% per cent share of the Turkish JNSD market, targeted to rise to 10% by the end of 2010.
Expand the technology road map
Industry leaders help deliver secure information by converging networks throughout the enterprise
Whether your company is large or small you need to optimise network integration across your factory floor and throughout your enterprise for seamless, secure connectivity and fast access to production information. Cisco and Rockwell Automation are collaborating to accelerate this convergence by expanding the technology road map, joint solutions and services. This article explains how.
Eriez Europe launches competitively priced ProGrade products
Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd announces the launch of the new and high quality ProGrade range. The line includes Grate Magnets available in Xtreme Rare Earth magnetic strength, ideal for application in all processing industries. Further details of the range are given in this article.
Automate or die!
Warns Stirling Paatz of specialist robot integrator and supplier, Barr & Paatz
Industrial robots are recognised as the key components in the drive towards automation and represent one of the quickest ways of boosting productivity and reducing labour costs. The latest statistics indicate that the emerging markets clearly recognise this with countries like China, Russia and Malaysia all busy automating their manufacturing plants. Yet, sadly, the UK continues to lag behind most other industrialised nations. Starkly it is now a matter of automate or die because only the leanest and fittest producers will survive in the global marketplace. The article author Stirling Paatz summarises the many compelling reasons to automate.
UV disinfection in the food beverage and brewing industries
In an increasingly regulated and safety-conscious market, the food, beverage and brewing industries have to meet ever more stringent standards of quality. Effective microbial disinfection of the whole process is therefore essential. This article argues the case for ultraviolet (UV) disinfection, a non-chemical disinfection method which is gaining increasing acceptance.
Emerson introduces the DeltaV S-series platform with 'I/O on Demand' and Electronic Marshalling
Emerson Process Management announces the new S-series platform featuring 'I/O on Demand' and Electronic Marshalling. Resulting from an intense focus on Human Centred Design, the S-series headlines the company's wide-ranging innovative technologies in the v11 release of the DeltaV digital automation system. The new DeltaV S-series sets the industry standard for usability and flexibility. This article expands further.
Innovation puts Clondalkin ahead of the pack
Product development and continuous innovation form a key part of the ongoing success of the international packaging manufacturer Clondalkin Group. Clondalkin's Flexible Packaging Division comprises more than 20 production sites in Europe and North America using the latest production techniques, including cast and blow extrusion, coating, metalizing, laminating and a wide range of printing techniques as well as state-of -the-art cutting and finishing processes. More is revealed in this article.
Amcor launches new global brand
Amcor has announced the launch of a new global brand. Coinciding with the acquisition of the Alcan Packaging assets, the global brand symbolises the creation of a new company and represents the beginning of a new era for Amcor. This article gives further details.
Ishida soups up packaging rates at Buerger
High quality German food manufacturer Buerger GmbH has more than doubled packing speeds at its Crailsheim site in southern Germany, where it manufactures a range of popular traditional soups, following the installation of a 16-head Ishida RS-Series multihead weigher. This article explores.