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.

Protect workers with ProtectaBull face masks

When it comes to food processing, quality, efficiency and reduction of contamination are key. Now more than ever, it’s important that we continue to protect workers from COVID-19 including supplying a variety of face masks in the workplace. by Bull Products is your one-stop e-shop to protect workers, bringing you all the essentials for Securing Your Safety in the food processing and manufacturing sector.

Look but Don’t Touch: The SICK SPEETEC® Speed and Length Sensor

With the SPEETEC® non-contact sensor for speed and length measurement, SICK has added a compact, affordable, eye-safe laser surface motion sensor to its portfolio, able to measure a wide range of continuous, web-fed or cut-to-length materials down to a resolution of 4 µm.

The innovative SICK SPEETEC® combines unprecedented affordability with precision surface measurement for process control and quality inspection tasks, useful for industries as diverse as printing, textiles, tyre manufacture or building materials production. The Class 1 eye-safe infra-red laser eliminates the need for special guarding or safety measures required by many conventional velocimeters.

Connect with STEGO’s new IIoT Platform

Cloud service for IO-Link-based Industry 4.0 applications

STEGO CONNECT is the latest contribution to the Industry 4.0 technology. The new Software-as-a-Service provides user-friendly access to network and control sensors and actuators based on the IO-Link protocol. Data storage and software functionality are centrally organised in the STEGO CONNECT cloud.

Freely configurable dashboards, alerts and workflows give users full control of their digitalisation projects.


The TIPPER TIE TT1815 and TT1512 are automatic double clipper solutions for chub packaging applications, including different meats, cheeses, pet foods and even soups and sauces. These clipping machines provide secure, sustainable closing for products ranging from 20- 140mm in caliber (depending on model). They connect to most industry standard stuffers and can work with either plastic, fibrous or collagen casings.

Mettler-Toledo launches Quick Ship Programme for its C33 Checkweighers and X33, X34 X-ray Systems

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has launched a Configure-to-Order (CTO), 10 – 15 (working) day Quick Ship Programme for Garvens’ C33 checkweighers and Safeline X33 and X34 x-ray systems. Effective immediately, the programme significantly improves product inspection equipment lead times. This enables manufacturers to meet the compliance requirements of food safety regulations and approval of Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) quicker thereby enabling them to ship their product faster onto retailer shelves.


The SFB safety fieldbox for PROFINET/PROFI safe systems is suitable for simple plug and play installation of up to eight safety devices.

Thanks to its universal device interface with an 8-pole M12 connector, it can be used to connect a wide variety of safety devices:electronic and electro-mechanical safety interlocks, switches, sensors, light curtains and operation panels.

Shining a light on innovative solutions to energy-efficency

Suresense Technologies Ltd has been offering uniquely innovative energysaving solutions to the food industry for the last decade. Being a UK manufacturer, Suresense owns all its intellectual property thus the products on offer cannot be acquired anywhere else.

Palletizing canned goods and glass jars with steel lids

Goudsmit Magnetics of Waalre recently redesigned its magnetic palletizer, which now consists of modules that are available in several versions. The maintenance-friendly magnet is suitable for palletizing and depalletizing tins, aerosol cans, canned goods and glass jars with steel lids. The modular construction offers users, such as integrators, packaging companies and producers of food or chemicals, a number of choices that will eliminate the need for an extra robot and save manpower.

Does your face mask protect you ?

Due to the unprecedented demand for Face Mask testing, 4ward Testing has expanded its laboratory services. We can typically start testing within four days of receipt of Mask samples and can also offer a rapid service with a full Test Report on each product to ensure compliance.


AMETEK MOCON, a leading global provider of package testing instruments, today announced the launch of the Dansensor® Lippke® 5000, a new package integrity testing system. The new product can measure package leaks, burst pressure, and seal strength in all types of packages, with or without a modified atmosphere.