Materials Handling

Prima Cheese chooses Ishida machinery again to pack it's cheeses

Prima Cheese, based in Seaham, County Durham, is installing a third Ishida multihead weigher to handle its range of cheese products supplied to wholesale food and catering businesses worldwide. The new CCW-RS-214 features Ishida’s latest technology for handling sticky products, with special…

🕘 22/04/2014

Pacepacker receives EEF Smart Product Award for FlexaPac

The EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2013 honoured Pacepacker Services, a manufacturer of bagging, pick and place and robot palletising systems, with a Smart Product Award for its design and build of a patented packing system, FlexaPac, used by food manufacturers. The runner-up prize presented by…

🕘 28/11/2013

Production time cut in half

Kurtz-Ersa, a European manufacturer of solder equipment, has switched from box assembly to flow assembly. This conversion enables the company to process the rising number of orders without having to extend the shop floor. The machines which weigh several tonnes are transported through the assembly…

🕘 19/11/2013

Survey shows UK’s 3PL sector preparing for growth

More than half (51%) of UK third party logistics (3PL) companies expect to invest more in equipment, people and premises in 2014 than they did in 2013, according to 3PL 2013 - a recent survey of warehouse operators undertaken by the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) - the trade…

🕘 04/11/2013

Össur UK uses the Schaefer Storage & Picking System

SSI Schaefer has been working with Össur UK to design and install efficient storage and material handling solutions in its new warehousing facility based in Stockport. Össur UK is a global leader in orthopaedics, producing award winning prosthetics, compression therapies, bracing and…

🕘 04/11/2013

Automation enhances pulp and paper mill processing

As the focus of the paper industry today is shifting towards more eco-friendly products and technology, several Indian paper mills and larger fibre lines have chosen Metso’s automation solutions for their processes. Both large paper groups and smaller mills have understood the benefits of the…

🕘 25/10/2013

Avoiding a sticky situation

The challenge of weighing sticky dates with minimal giveaway at fast production speeds has been met by the installation of an Ishida multi-head weigher with integrated product depositing system and thermoformer at leading Middle East producer Emirates Dates. The new system has replaced a manual…

🕘 14/10/2013

New machines integral to boxshop expansion

Scotland’s largest independent manufacturer of cardboard boxes, The Boxshop, has installed two additional Mosca strappers following expansion at its facility in East Kilbride. Established in 1986, The Boxshop has an extensive range of material management and storage services. The…

🕘 11/10/2013

Jewellery maker improves warehouse picking by 90%

Jewellery maker PANDORA is achieving 90% picking productivity improvements at its pan-European distribution centre (DC) since implementing Accellos warehouse management software from BalloonOne. The supply chain IT company implemented the warehouse management system (WMS) at PANDORA’s…

🕘 10/10/2013

Starring role for Ishida at Oscar Macfrut Awards

Ishida’s latest multi-head weigher range, the RV Series, has received an award for innovation from one of the fruit and vegetable industry’s leading exhibitions. The Oscar Macfrut Awards, organised by Macfrut, the international exhibition dedicated to the fruit and vegetable supply…

🕘 10/10/2013