Food & Beverage

Transforming manufacturing resilience could add £26bn of productivity value to the economy

The global omni-channel product and services solutions provider for industrial customers RS Components (RS) has launched the Resilience Index, one of the most comprehensive studies of UK resilience that paints a mixed picture for senior engineers looking to build resilience into their plan…

🕘 12/03/2021

Bureau Veritas presses manufacturing businesses to renew sustainability focus amid pandemic increase in single-use plastics

Manufacturing businesses are being urged to prioritise their efforts to reduce single use plastics by Bureau Veritas, following an increase in plastic waste in 2020 as firms took steps to limit human contact during the coronavirus pandemic. Some cafe chains and train operators banned reusable cups…

🕘 19/02/2021

No walking on egg shells thanks to CKF Systems

CKF utilises the latest in robot palletising technology to safely pack fresh eggs … Robot palletiser increases throughput and reduces costs … CKF designed, manufactured and installed a cutting-edge egg packing and palletising systems for one of the country’s largest egg suppliers at two of…

🕘 18/02/2021

Appetite for plant-based milks prompts HRS to launch Direct Steam Injection

Directly injecting steam as a means of sterilising and diluting liquid drink products is a well-established technique for beverages such as plant-based milk products, which are experiencing a boost in popularity. According to a report by Mintel, sales of vegan-friendly, plant-based milks have…

🕘 20/01/2021

The x-ray water contaminant test

Metal detectors and x-ray machines may fall into the food inspection camp, yet both are very different technologies. One uses a radio frequency transmit receive system, picking up anything that’s conductive or magnetic, the other is a density discriminator, using light frequency at high…

🕘 15/01/2021

Electrical disturbances spark software confusion

The role of microprocessor-based control systems in industry spans the scope of hardware and software solutions, from back-office IT systems and telecommunications to factory floor automation control systems. If engineers want to maintain productivity, they must do more to protect all this…

🕘 07/01/2021

Manufacturers more open to innovation because of Covid-19, as Made Smarter Technology Accelerator announces industry partners

New research commissioned by Digital Catapult and the Made Smarter Technology Accelerator reveals that COVID-19 could prove to be a turning point when it comes to UK manufacturers implementing advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, the internet of things or 5G, with 77%…

🕘 06/01/2021

2021 predictions for UK entrepreneurs & SMEs

Mark Supperstone, Managing Partner at ReSolve, a restructuring and investment practice, on how he believes 2021 will pan out for the UK’s entrepreneurs and SMEs: • Further Government assistance for employers. Whilst the furlough scheme was previously slated to end in March, the Chancellor has…

🕘 05/01/2021

Food waste: Lessons learned during the pandemic

The importance of our food supply chains has been spotlighted during COVID-19. Stockpiling in the early days created shortages in staple goods, including fresh produce, canned goods, pasta and baking ingredients. A knock-on effect of hoarding food saw prices rise, led by cereals, sugar, dairy and…

🕘 01/12/2020

Brown Machine Group announces the C-RUSH System for reduced manual labour and increased productivity in paper cup manufacturing

Brown Machine Group (BMG) now offers the aXatronics C-RUSH System, designed for use in paper cup manufacturing applications. The first of its kind to automatically remove sidewalls, or Blanks, from high-speed, vertical die-cutters and robotically place them into work-in-progress containers, the…

🕘 21/09/2020