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.

Smart sensors taste success at one of the world’s premium vodka producers

Brith Isaksson, Global Food and Beverage segment manager, ABB Motion, discuss how ABB AbilityTM Smart Sensors keep global production running at Absolut Vodka. 

Absolut Vodka, one of Sweden’s most iconic export products, has only a single production line serving the entire world. That makes process reliability critically important to the company’s profitability.

Fluoropolymers offer limitless possibilities to the food & drink industry

Thanks to their sterile and non-stick properties and resistance to high temperatures, fluoropolymers in food and drink applications help provide a safe and effective workspace. Specialist in fluoropolymers, UK manufacturer Adtech Polymer Engineering supplies a wide range of PTFE, FEP and PFA products to the food and drink industry.

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Smart Position Transmitters for Enhanced Plant Operational Efficiency

Maximum process reliability and constant product quality are maxims in the process industry. The increased usage of automation within this industry has had a significant effect on the nature of valves supplied into the sector.

Control valves will typically employ a Positioner to initiate a valve movement and a Position Transmitter to confirm valve position matches required position. On the other hand, an On/Off Valve will connect using a Solenoid Valve to allow a change in a digital output status in the PCS to operate the valve and Limit Switch Box to confirm the valve is in the required position.


During these unprecedented times food and drink manufacturers in the UK not only need automated processes to boost productivity and speed to market so that they can remain competitive, but they also require production machinery that is ultra-reliable and can operate at the required capacity, says APEX Dynamics a leading supplier of high-precision servo gearboxes.

Handwashing – play your part this winter

Thorough handwashing is one of the most crucial steps that food industry workers can take, not only to protect themselves but others too. As we approach winter, it’s important that stringent hand hygiene measures are being followed and that workers have access to the right products.

Payne’s Dairies cream the benefits of thermal inkjet technology

As part of a drive to improve efficiency and reduce production costs through technology, Payne’s Dairies has installed six Rotech Integra thermal inkjet printers (TIJ) onto their milk labelling lines, resulting in significant cost savings on consumables, maintenance, repairs, spare parts and downtime.

Si124 Ultrasonic Imaging Camera Now Available Globally

Acoustic imaging, or the ability to see ultrasonic sound, has emerged as an effective method for manufacturing and utility organizations to locate compressed air leaks or the existence of partial discharge (PD). It enables professionals to conduct more frequent predictive maintenance routines, to help provide a crucial first warning of impending electrical/mechanical failure that could lead to energy loss and even worse, downtime of critical systems.

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.