Manufacturers and service providers who ship large, heavy and fragile products can now benefit from Storopack flexible PAPERplus® Coiler#system. The machine processes the paper pads that are performed by the PAPERplus® Classic, PAPERplus® Crossover, or PAPERplus® Track paper cushion#machines – and turns them into robust coils of #paper#cushioning.
Innovative in sorting equipment
Raytec Vision is a leading expert in optical sorting machine technology for dry fruits, dates, nuts, potatoes, fruit and vegetable and other food products. Raytec sorters remove product defects and foreign materials based on Infrared, Chlorophyll, Translucency, Colour, Shape. Raytec offers a wide range of sensor-based sorters and camera-based sorters.
SORTING SOLUTIONS FOR FRUIT, VEGETABLE, DATES, AND DRY FRUIT
Help your customers minimise downtime with the Thermal Transfer Overprinting market’s first advanced consumables management system.
Designed to answer your most challenging customers’ needs, the SmartDate X30 is ideal for low to medium-speed production lines printing on flexible films and foils.
Compact, cost-effective robust one-box thermal transfer solution for Original Equipment Manufacturers.
Hot melt adhesive for bottle label pasting
Bostik comprehensive and high-performing label adhesive range meets the demands of all bottle manufacturing processes, from rotary and roll-through to in-line labelling.
Through our market-leading label solutions, we aim to maximise the efficiency of your specific production line. Our technical support team possess years of experience with labelling adhesives and are available to address any queries you may have. You can also contact Bostik regarding custom formulations for a fully optimised machining process tailored to the needs of your business.
Bottle labels for clean, efficient, and sophisticated machining processes
Bostik bottle label adhesives ensure clean, efficient and stable machining for more efficient operation. Our bottle labelling solutions are suitable for use with glass, polyolefin, and food-grade plastic bottles such as PET.
We provide a truly versatile offering of technologies in this area, with products ranging in viscosity, longevity and strength of adhesion, pressure sensitivity, and functionality in both hot and cold environments. Overall, this allows you to choose from a wide selection of chemical formulations that cater to various factory environments, application processes and operation speeds.
Our water-based products are formulated to reduce flagging and simplify your clean-up, while our hot melt technologies provide strong adhesion for various applications and line speeds, from 100 bpm right through to over 1,000 bpm.
If you’re working with beer bottle labels, or other forms of glass bottle labels, our non-casein solutions are ideal. Offering high wet tack and superior performance on cold materials, these products are available in varying viscosities. For soft drinks, our semi-pressure sensitive labels work perfectly with carbonated bottles due to their low melt viscosity and high cohesive strength. These properties eliminate flagging during the filling process and guarantee complete wet-out on the label.
Assessing the efficacy of ventilation with CO2 monitors has been identified as a key strategy for enabling a safe and COVID-Secure return to work and school.
Since one of the primary ways that COVID-19 is spread is through the air by aerosols – airborne liquid particles that may carry infection – keeping these particles out of the nearby air by regularly introducing clean and fresh air into communal spaces (i.e. ventilating) is vital for preventing the spread of disease.
So how do you ventilate spaces effectively? And how do you know if ventilation practices are even working?
The UK Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), along with The Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) (UK) and the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA) (Europe), have issued guidelines on how to improve ventilation in rooms. Their advice includes opening windows, ensuring regular breaks for occupants and increasing mechanical ventilation.
WHY IS CO2 MONITORING IMPORTANT?
Feeling that a room has become ‘stuffy’ or feeling drowsy after hours sat in a meeting room are sensations that are familiar to many-and they’re caused by a build-up of CO2.
Just like CO2, aerosols carrying infectious diseases that are exhaled by occupants will linger in the air without sufficient ventilation. The longer that a room is occupied, the greater the volume of infectious aerosols that will build up, and the greater the risk of infection.
It is possible to evaluate the level of ventilation available in a room just by assessing how occupants are feeling. For example, if a person perceives that a room feels ‘stuffy’, they may proceed to open a window to increase airflow rates. However, this method is ultimately reliant on guesswork, and occupants may not be able to detect simply by feeling alone when extra ventilation is needed until it is too late.
Monitoring CO2 levels eliminate guesswork from ventilation assessment and enable a systematic approach to increasing ventilation. By accurately measuring the volume of CO2 in the air, CO2 monitors provide hard evidence of when extra ventilation is needed – which might be a long time before occupants feel that the room could do with some fresh air.
The report from SAGE identifies that CO2 monitoring is particularly important in workplaces and schools, where it is most likely to be an effective indicator of ventilation rates.
In spaces that are used for extended durations by groups, i.e. offices and classrooms, CO2 measurements reflect the air quality with greater accuracy and give a good indication of ventilation conditions.
By contrast, CO2 monitoring is not as effective at indicating ventilation rates in large volume or low occupancy spaces, where airflow and dispersion of occupants may vary. In these areas, however, SAGE still recommends aiming to keep CO2 levels low (below 800ppm) as a good rule of thumb.
HOW TO IMPROVE VENTILATION WITH CO2 MONITORING?
After establishing what ventilation is available in a room, CO2 monitors should be used for two purposes:
- To alert when extra ventilation is needed
- To evaluate the efficacy of ventilation
CO2 monitors should be placed on an inside wall, with sensors facing away from windows or grilles so that the readings are as accurate to the inside conditions as possible. It is also recommended that they are placed in visible positions c. 1.5m off of the ground so that responsible persons can easily act upon their alerts.
Alarms show when extra ventilation is needed
Alarms on CO2 monitors can alert occupants of the immediate need to increase ventilation in a room by signalling that the CO2 concentration has exceeded acceptable levels.
As a visual indicator, CO2 alarms also help to boost awareness of the importance of ventilation. The CIBSE report suggests that involving school pupils in responding to CO2 alerts can help to increase ventilation efficacy by improving awareness.
The reports suggest that alarms should be set to alert when the CO2 concentration measures at or above 1000ppm. If or when an alarm is triggered, action should be taken to immediately increase air flow into the occupied space. Opening high windows is an effective strategy, especially in colder months, as it will sufficiently increase ventilation rates while not significantly lowering room temperature or causing a draught.
For schools with mechanical ventilation systems, the reports recommended maximising fresh air flow at all times.
Take informed action with long-term recorded data
With data loggers, CO2 levels can be recorded over time so that data can be viewed and analysed, and further action taken based on this evidence.
Data from CO2 monitoring should be used to assess whether ventilation measures are taking effect.
Time-stamped data from one room might show that instances of increasing natural ventilation-for example, by opening windows or doors-is effective at lowering CO2 levels. For a different room, with different dimensions and different available ventilation routes, analysis of data may reveal that there is a need to implement more significant measures to fully protect the health of occupants. Rooms which are shown to regularly record above 1500ppm should be identified and prioritised for improvements to ventilation.
A further advantage of monitoring with a CO2 data logger is that long-term recorded data can provide evidence of the need for significant or structural changes to be made, helping to support funding applications.
THE TINYTAG CO2 DATA LOGGER
Robust, easy-to-use and quick to deploy, the Tinytag CO2 data logger is a simple and effective solution for indoor air quality monitoring.
Using a self-calibrating non-dispersive infrared sensor (NDIR), the data logger accurately measures and records carbon dioxide concentrations with outstanding long-term stability. The TGE-0010 model measures from 0 to 2000ppm and is ideal for measuring indoor air quality in busy classrooms or offices. A model measuring up to 5000ppm is also available for more specialised applications.
The data logger has an LED on its front which will flash red when an alarm has been triggered, enabling responsive action to high CO2 levels. The data logger can be wall-mounted or placed on surfaces to continuously monitor CO2 concentrations wherever is required. Compact and light-weight, the logger can be situated anywhere where there is a mains supply, and can easily be transferred between different locations for versatile monitoring throughout a building.
Data is offloaded and viewed in user-friendly Tinytag Explorer software, where it can then be exported to third-party programmes in a variety of popular file formats (.xls, .xml, .csv, .txt) for further analysis and presentation.
While low levels of CO2 are a good indication of effective ventilation, they are not confirmation of low aerosol transmission by themselves. Other transmission factors, including occupant density, occupant duration and the type of activity being performed in a room should also be taken into account when assessing transmission rates. A good COVID-19 risk management strategy should also comprise mitigation efforts for other transmission routes, for example, mask-wearing, social distancing and reducing occupancy time in rooms.
Thanks to the experience matured in time, Robopac presents a new range of self-propelled packaging machines, Robot S7. The use of advanced technologies and of the utmost attention to safety systems represents the essence of the developing capacity of Robopac and provided with a high level of packaging autonomy and great work flexibility. The machine is built to wrap and stabilise palletised loads of any shape, size and weight, using stretch film.
SHRINK WRAPPING MACHINE FOR PACKAGING IN TRAY + FILM
Smipack BP series, perfect machine for shrink wrapping
The several needs of the packaging industry are an important reason for innovating and providing our customers with new packaging solutions capable of meeting them. Smipack has therefore enlarged its historic BP series, by launching on the market the new models BP802ARV 280R-T with 90° infeed and BP802ALV 600R-T with in-line infeed; they can manufacture packs in cardboard tray + shrink film, which enables to get highly resistant packs, that properly protect the products during transportation and distribution.
Tray + film and maximum operational flexibility
BP802ARV 280R-T model with 90° infeed and BP802ALV 600R-T model with in-line infeed keep all the advantages of the standard BP ALV and BP ARV versions for packing products with sealing bar system and double-chamber tunnel, adding the following features for the packaging in tray+film:
- Carton inserting device with pneumatic picking by suction cups, to get a greater holding capacity of the carton and greater precision during the placement on the pack bottom;
- motorized, self-centering carton transport controlled by inverter and encoder for greater precision in the pack formation process;
- mechanical cardboard insertion controlled by inverter and encoder, electronically synchronized with the arrival of the products to achieve an optimal squaring;
- front and rear flap folding by means of mechanical device to preserve the format and prevent the movement of the content;
- hot glue application system, which increases the tray resistance;
- total sealing of the pack by means of pneumatic actuators that fold the side flaps after applying the glue, thus preparing the required tray format for the film application phase.
|Tray + film packaging, a smart choice|
|The use of cardboard tray for product packaging gives additional protection, thanks to the stability it provides. By using the shrink film, it is possible to optimally pack a wide range of containers of different shapes, thus getting the maximum protection during the distribution chain. The new BP802ARV 280R-T and BP802ALV 600R-T models combine the functions of a tray packer and a shrink wrapper, resulting in multifunctional machines that produce high quality packages up to 20 packs/minute.|
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Avoid the risk of product recalls
Meeting the latest regulatory and product safety demands without extending the production area is an appealing outcome for food manufacturers. With line space at a premium, many are faced with a real problem – fitting the latest equipment into already cramped production facilities.
Combination product inspection systems can help overcome this growing need by performing multiple quality checks within a single, space saving device. Alongside checkweighing and contamination detection, METTLER TOLEDO now offers triple combination inspection systems that combine checkweighing, contaminant detection and vision inspection.
Anyone responsible for ensuring quality on the production line will benefit from joining this live webinar. It will cover the following points:
- Live demonstration of one of our three in one solution with checkweighing, metal detection and vision inspection (Product Data Check)
- Full overview of Product Data Check (PDC) capabilities
- Outline of due diligence options for improved compliance
- Interactive Q&A session to assist application knowledge
Moderator: Markus Schade & Frank Borrmann
Duration: 1 hour6/3/2021 4:30 PM [ English ]
(Gulf Standard Time).
ULMA OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF FLOW WRAPPING MACHINES AND AUTOMATION PROJECTS FOR PACKAGING ALL TYPES OF MASK
Our experience in medical and pharmaceutical products allows us to offer packaging solutions (flow wrapper) that guarantee the highest performance and adapt to masks of different shapes and with various fastenings.
Prior to 2020, surgical masks were part of the work uniform of doctors, surgeons and healthcare personnel, but the measures taken to protect against the coronavirus have made them an essential product. The United Nations, which last year distributed more than 210 million units worldwide, calculates that the business generated by this product came to 240 million euros in 2020.
The pandemic has caused demand for this product to reach unprecedented levels, and here at ULMA, we responded by expanding our range of Medical and Pharmaceutical services with packaging solutions that meet the highest sector standards and guarantee the reliability and safety of the final product.
Machines and automation projects for all types of mask
ULMA’s packaging machines make it possible to combine different materials and customise the final packaging to adapt it to the characteristics and specifications of any type of mask, regardless of its shape and size, or the type of fastening it uses.
We also have a wide range of technology solutions, which allows us to design automation projects. In this case, the masks are taken off the production line and ULMA groups them and feed them into the packaging machine, either individually or as a group.
Our machines can be used to package in individual format and in groups, and they are able to package the safest masks against Covid-19: surgical and FFP2 masks. Epidemiologists calculate that they offer between 94% and 95% protection against the virus, which has led countries such as France and Germany to prohibit the use of fabric or home-made masks and make this type of mask mandatory in certain public areas, a decision that has had an immediate impact on sales figures.
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