Insights into food and dairy production

With almost 40 years’ experience in automation, we work closely with our customers using a toolbox of products and services, including full line design, conveyor equipment, line balancing and controls, and end-of-line solutions.


Staffordshire-based Thermaset Limited is the one of the UK’s leading powder coating specialists and a Qualicoat approved manufacturer.

The company has been creating powder coating for more than 30 years -formulating, manufacturing and supplying products to a wide range of customers. It supplies powder coatings direct through a combination of routes to market comprising telephone orders, email and via its online shop. Its powder coatings are renowned for their stability and reliability and stock powders are available for next day delivery across the UK.

Small diameter tube welding for the food and drinks industries

Making butt welds in small diameter metal tubes presents problems not experienced with other applications. Control over consistency of deposit, particularly with diameters less than 15 mm, is difficult even when using a mechanised process. Perhaps more significantly the issue of adequate internal weld purging with inert gas can become a real headache.

Looking to Improve Quality and Productivity?

Most food processors require a metal detector to comply with food safety standards and ensure complete product safety and quality. Although your metal detector may be “ticking all of the boxes”, if it’s not working to the optimum sensitivity specification, then metal contamination could be passing through your production line undetected.

EIT International Industry Leader In Surface Integrity & Crack Detection Equipment For Regulated Processing Industries

EIT International is one of foremost suppliers of preventative controls and detection systems to the regulated food, brewery, nutrition, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries.

Thermal Protection Perfection

Seymour Manufacturing International (SMI) is using its decades of ‘thermal protection perfection’ expertise to help food processing companies navigate the fallout of the Covid-19 crisis.

How Can We Improve Food Quality and Reduce Waste?

Specim Hyperspectral Imaging Cameras are available exclusively in the UK and Ireland from Quantum Design UK and Ireland

4Sight V2 – take a different view on automatic print inspection

The difficulty of checking the presence, location and legibility of print, barcodes and specific artwork on packaging can not be underestimated and the launch of 4Sight last year addressed some of these issues.  Working with SICK, we have been able to show how customers can avoid expensive reworks, packaging waste and, worse case scenario, retailer fines by ensuring all products leave the factory with legible codes in the correct location.

Efficient waste management should not take a backseat post COVID-19

COVID-19 has given us a glimpse of a cleaner and greener world. Even in the most polluted cities, people have witnessed the possibilities of clear blue skies, cleaner water, and fresher air. To make this temporary respite permanent, everyone has a role to play. 


Gard Viraclean is an independently tested highly concentrated formulation for cleaning, disinfecting and sanitising across all industries and institutions. 

Starting with a clean slate

How lab managers can truly ensure the sterility of items in the autoclave.

The importance of microbiological testing in the food and beverage industries is in the public eye now more than ever. While current advice from the UK government suggests the transmission of COVID-19 via food is very unlikely, the heightened public awareness of microbiological safety gives organisations in this sector an extra reason to be vigilant in quality control and testing procedures.


For over 100 years, Horne Engineering Ltd has pioneered the development of thermostatic control technology using steam and hot water for a variety of applications: rapid (steam) heating of vented storage vessels, temperature control of steam calorifiers, temperature-controlled process water and non-storage hot water wash-down.  Industries utilising these technologies include food and drink production and processing, brewing, dairy, chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical and cosmetics production and also packaging manufacture.