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Let them eat (fancy!) cakes

No matter the political or economic climate, there is one facet of modern living that remains a constant – people love cake, and perhaps value it even more when times are tough! There is strong evidence to suggest that consumer tastes lean towards cake […]

Ultrasonic cheese cutting – ultrasonics and robotics combined

Increasingly, cheese producers – or cutters and packers – are looking to reduce costs in an ever more competitive market. What are the key target areas? Principally , we are talking about yield, giveaway, increased quality of cut product, output and less labour utilisation. […]

Pate slicing… perfect for ultrasonics!

Whilst cutting raw meat doesn’t readily lend itself to ultrasonic cutting, the opposite is true for pate cutting. Due to its soft, delicate and typically sticky composition, conventional blades produce poor results – poor cut face and a lot of blade residue will not […]

10 Reasons you should invest in robots!

Robots have been proven to deliver a host of benefits in a wide variety of applications. Manufacturers introducing robots to their production processes have typically seen a significant transformation in their productivity and efficiency. Building on a survey by the International Federation of Robotics […]

Know your product & how to cut it…

As a leading supplier of slicing systems to the food industry, you’d expect us to extol the virtues of ultrasonic cutting technology over conventional slicing systems. But what guidance can you expect to receive from suppliers on how to successfully cut your product? Here’s […]

The key to future-proofing your business?

Food manufacturers are always looking to maximise their investment – getting the most out of your automated machinery has never been more important, as short production runs, ever-shorter contracts and new product development all become increasingly prevalent. So, what do we mean by flexible […]

Is automation right for you?

Is automation right for you? Historically, the food manufacturing sector, in contrast to other manufacturing industries, has not widely understood or appreciated the benefits of automation. Reasons often cited are a lack of in-house engineering expertise, short productions runs and regular product changeovers, and […]

Food Portioning Equipment: 3 Steps to success

Consumers are increasingly demanding portioned food products – the proliferation of coffee shops, snack food and food-to-go means that manufacturers, more than ever, need to portion their products accurately, quickly and with high quality. So, as a food manufacturer, what are the key steps […]

Can you make your investment pay?

If you are responsible for making a capital purchase for your food business, you will of course be asked to justify the expenditure and show how you can maximise the return on your investment. More than ever, there needs to be a pretty good reason for your business to find a large sum of money for that new machine…