Tag Archives: food industry

Getting to grips with connectors for food processing

Digitalisation over the past decade has meant food and beverage manufacturing and processing has become a highly automated business. The need for fast and reliable electrical connections to prevent machine downtime and disruption on the supply chain is crucial to growing this £121 billion industry. Here Dawn Robinson, European product …

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Powelectrics and PI Sales join forces to deliver IoT solution to the food industry

Powelectrics offer 30 years’ experience in sensing and instrumentation, empowering the Industrial Internet of Things by connecting sensors to the cloud. The company’s technology, combined with the highest quality third party instrumentation and software, is deployed across many industries and is truly global. Process Instrument Sales offer effective application solutions …

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Rittal’s new generation cooling technology delivers energy savings for bakery ovens

The UK Food and Beverage sector is one of many industries that is having to rapidly adjust to consumer needs and behaviours. Demand for food and drink products is such that facilities are now having to offer round-the-clock production to support both modern lifestyles and the use of online ordering, …

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Water activity analyser for food and pharmaceutical applications – with live demonstration service!

The latest Series 4TE instrument from Labcell – the exclusive UK distributor of Aqualab water activity analysers, is an accurate, quick, simple and cost-effective way for food manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies to gain valuable information about gels, powders, pastes and tablets. New for customers is a live-demonstration service so that potential …

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Rittal inside the food factory

Maintaining high standards of hygiene is a priority in all food and beverage factories, which means keeping machines, enclosures and systems spotlessly clean while maintaining production efficiency. However, within food and beverage production and processing plants there are three categories of hygiene “zones”: high, medium and low hygiene spaces. Your choice …

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Rittal publishes guide to HD enclosures for the food and beverage industry

Enclosures for switchgear and electrical equipment are vital across the manufacturing and engineering sectors including food and beverage production companies.  An enclosure creates a protective environment for sensitive electrical components, while also protecting operatives from contact with the electrical circuitry. The design of these enclosures needs to take account of …

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Amperometric sensors assist in food safety

Antioxidants are one of the most interesting and widely investigated compounds in life sciences due to their key role in the protection of living systems from the negative effects of free radicals. A great variety of antioxidants and discoveries of new ones give opportunities to better understand their pathways and …

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Sensors ensure labels are aligned on boxes of bagged sweets

During high-volume production of confectionery, sealed cartons of bagged candy travel by conveyor to a labelling station. Contrinex’s RGB light-based photoelectric contrast sensor checks the label’s alignment and confirms the presence of print registration markings. If a label is blank, illegible or wrongly positioned, the carton is diverted to a …

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Photoelectrics ensure cheese packaging is no joke

No matter how appealing ‘cheesy jokes’ are, the production of individually packaged cheese portions is no joke. Contrinex’s small, but powerful C23PA photoelectric sensors are trusted to ensure conveyors deliver cheese portions to packaging stations, with in-line buffering stations regulating their flow to match packaging throughput. The miniature Ecolab-certified sensors …

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New for 2020 is the range extension of MOCA EC

New for 2020 is the range extension of MOCA EC 1935/2004 certified pressure regulators from ID Insert Deal srl. The MOCA directive relates to ensuring that the materials used to convey foodstuffs are inert so that there can be no chemical leaching from the materials into the product. The certification …

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