Powder Metering at ultra-low levels

Bulk Solids dosing equipment for feed rates above one kilogram per hour are readily available. A few companies can offer flow or batch rates below 50 grams per hour however, for applications requiring true micro dosing at quantities below this, the equipment becomes difficult if not impossible to obtain.

Deli salad plant benefits from speed and efficiency of Certa pumps

Eight MasoSine Certa pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) are boosting operational efficiency at Flensted Food Group, a Denmark-based specialist in deli salad products. Flensted is owned by Wersing Feinkost GmbH, one of the largest deli salad manufacturers worldwide, with production plants in 7 countries and 4000 employees.

Cheese producers use Sine pumps to increase productivity, improve product integrity and deliver savings

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group has produced a white paper explaining how MasoSine Certa pumps using sine technology offer significant benefits compared with rotary positive displacement types such as lobe pumps. The advantages include gentle product handling, improved yield and far easier cleaning, making Sine pumps ideal for cheese manufacturing. Independent testimony and a relevant case study are evidenced throughout the white paper.

The Risks of Static in Hazardous Areas

When we refer to electrostatic discharge as an ignition source, like many other sources it is not tangible for the operator to see, smell or hear.  This characteristic of static electricity can unfortunately promote an attitude of “it can’t happen to me”.

We don’t just sell our trolleys, we use them every day

The Euro Pumps FLX trolley is a mobile washing unit which can clean anything within a food production facility. Euro Pumps not only manufacture the FLX trolley we also use them every day in our own contract cleaning setting. Because we use it ourselves, we can ensure that your machine will work effectively for all the jobs that we say it will do.  A FLX trolley will wash, foam, do drain cleaning and unblocking, clean glycol units & floors just to name a few things.


Always at the forefront of innovation, MacLellan Rubber have launched a metal detectable Nitrile rubber that performs better than Silicone equivalents with exceptional mechanical performance at a competitive price!

Designed specifically for the Food & Drink, Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Cosmetics industries, our new metal detectable Nitrile rubber is available as cured sheet rubber for gasket cutters or uncured compound for moulders and extruders.

The Nitrile material, which has been developed with our European manufacturing partners, advances the elimination of contamination by the polymer into the process through the early detection of particle contamination, but also through eradication of leachable Nitrosamine carcinogenic compounds found in many standard polymers.

The MacNetic product has been independently certified to EU1935:2004 and independently certified metal detectable, free from Animal Derived Ingredients (ADI) and Nitrosamine free. Full manufacturing batch tests and release certificates are available on request.

Simon Winfield, director at MacLellan Rubber, said: “Our MacNetic Blue Metal Detectable Rubber is a Nitrile compound which is proven to have better resistance to animal and vegetable oils and fatty acids, better wear resistance and better steam resistance than Silicone equivalent materials. It offers unique features that are not available from other manufacturers of Food Quality materials. “

He added: “An increasing number of gasket and seal manufacturers have placed orders for our MacNetic metal detectable nitrile rubber to replace their current holding of standard Food Quality materials or Silicone MD product.”

The material has already been specified by several major food processors and MacLellan Rubber are working hard to have it recognised as the material of choice for replacement seals and gaskets in current operating equipment and with OEMs for new equipment installations.

To request a material sample and test its magnetic properties call the Team on 01902 307711. For more information about our Blue Metal Detectable Nitrile Rubber product visit: https://maclellanrubber.com/product/m396-blue-metal-detectable-nitrile-rubber-eu1935-2004

All charged up

Terry Kendrew, Managing Director at Impact Handling, brings some balance to the hype surrounding Lithium-ion and looks at the latest developments in Lead Acid technology.


In the October budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the introduction of a tax on plastic packaging that uses less than 30% recycled content.  The new Retran® product supplied by Bell has a 70% recycled content which more than satisfies the planned legislation.  This material is used to produce Retran® tubing, PET folding cartons, clampacks and formed inserts.

GEA MaxiFormer: the best technology for better products

The drum forming of chicken, pork and meat replacement products is not new; it’s been a standard technique in food processing for many years now. But perfecting it? … that really is different. The new GEA MaxiFormer has been designed by GEA to solve many of the problems traditionally associated with drum forming. By fully understanding the whole process, including the critical grinding, chilling and filling operations, GEA has made detailed but important changes to the technology, that have a big effect on the final product.

Flexible and easy monitoring with data loggers from T&D

Tailor made data logger solutions safeguard monitoring of climatic conditions during storage and transport.