Due to their fragile nature, susceptibility to bruising and shorter shelf life, weighing fruit and vegetables has been a longstanding challenge for fresh produce packers, with high giveaway prevalent. In an effort to reduce waste, which according to advisory body WRAP equates to 100,000 tonnes, and 11% of avoidable manufacturing food waste[1], flexible packing specialist […]

Overcoming the issues of transporting dewatered sludge

By Lesley Eaton, Business Development and Marketing Manager, SEEPEX UK The latest Innovation from SEEPEX  – Smart Air Injection (patent pending)- combines the advantages of two technologies, progressive cavity pumps and dense phase pneumatic conveying. With this combination it is possible to transport dewatered sludge with high dry solids content over long distances in an […]

Innovation in Plastics Design & Manufacturing at PDM 2018

PDM 2018 returns to the Telford International Centre on 19th and 20th June this year. The free-to-attend event offers an all-encompassing exhibition and conference for plastics design, moulding, packaging and recycling. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will run a series of live four half-hour injection moulding workshops for process technicians and engineers. Four half-hour courses running on […]

SICK Launches Plug-and-Play ‘Snapshot’ Sensor for 3D Detection

SICK has launched a configurable, plug-and-play 3D detection sensor based on its Visionary-T range of industrial 3D imaging cameras, harnessing the imaging power of SICK’s single-snapshot Time-of–Flight (TOF) technology for a range of detection and collision warning duties. With on-board processing, the Visionary-T DT sensor can be easily configured for a variety of applications to […]