keyboard_arrow_upNOSA Testing for CO2 analysis and testing is now accredited
keyboard_arrow_downNOSA Testing for CO2 analysis and testing is now accredited

When it comes to beverages, carbon dioxide (CO2) provides effervescence, a level of acidity and some protection against microbiological growth without the beverage looking, smelling or tasting strange, and without any undesirable levels of trace impurities. The food industry also employs carbon dioxide for food processing applications, such as chilling and freezing, modified atmosphere packaging […]

keyboard_arrow_upAccurate dairy protein with first in-line standardisation analyser
keyboard_arrow_downAccurate dairy protein with first in-line standardisation analyser

Tetra Pak and FOSS have created an advanced version of the Tetra Pak Standardisation unit that provides accurate dairy protein and fat measurement and control.

keyboard_arrow_upThe ideal split bearings for sugar-mill maintenance and upgrades
keyboard_arrow_downThe ideal split bearings for sugar-mill maintenance and upgrades

Split bearings from Cooper Bearings, available from leading supplier Bearings International (BI), are ideal for maintenance and equipment upgrades for sugar mills in southern Africa. This is the view of Matthew Tyler, Cooper Bearings product manager at BI, who recently paid a visit to various sugar mills in Swaziland and Mpumalanga.

keyboard_arrow_up3D printed food – fad or future?
keyboard_arrow_down3D printed food – fad or future?

Remember the Replicator? In the Star Trek franchise, this fictional device could create objects from any molecule, originally being used to produce meals on demand. We’re not quite in the age of synthesising pizza in outer space, but 3D printed food is becoming reality.

keyboard_arrow_upTOMRA Food to partner with global leader in fresh-frozen vegetables
keyboard_arrow_downTOMRA Food to partner with global leader in fresh-frozen vegetables

TOMRA Food has been selected to partner with Ardo, a global leader in the fresh-frozen vegetable sector. Ardo has installed two TOMRA Sentinel II optical sorting machines at its processing plant in Ardooie, Belgium, as part of its ongoing objective to achieve ‘maximum output in both volume and quality.’

keyboard_arrow_upProseal to be acquired by US corporation in £220m deal
keyboard_arrow_downProseal to be acquired by US corporation in £220m deal

Proseal – a leading provider of tray sealing technology to the food industry – is to be acquired by Chicago-based JBT Corporation. JBT, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company for a purchase price of approximately £220m, subject to regulatory approvals. The deal will […]

keyboard_arrow_upTOMRA Food consolidates its leading position in SA market
keyboard_arrow_downTOMRA Food consolidates its leading position in SA market

TOMRA Food designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting machines and integrated post-harvest solutions for a wide range of fresh and processed food applications, using the world’s most advanced grading, sorting, peeling and analytical technology. With a strong focus on Research & Development, its sensor-based sorting machines guarantee excellent quality and performance, which translate into greater productivity […]

keyboard_arrow_upRCL Foods turns to Schneider Electric to modernise Pongola mill operations
keyboard_arrow_downRCL Foods turns to Schneider Electric to modernise Pongola mill operations

When Durban-based RCL Foods embarked on a modernisation journey at one of its three sugar mills, it turned to Schneider Electric.

keyboard_arrow_upCummins launches state-of-the-art Power Hub in Waterfall, Midrand
keyboard_arrow_downCummins launches state-of-the-art Power Hub in Waterfall, Midrand

Cummins, a global power leader and corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions, is proud to officially launch its state-of-the-art premises in the highly acclaimed business area, Waterfall Logistics Precinct in Waterfall City. The Power Hub strategically consolidates and solidifies various business premises in support […]

keyboard_arrow_upHeat and Control to showcase complete processing and packaging solutions at Propak Africa 2019
keyboard_arrow_downHeat and Control to showcase complete processing and packaging solutions at Propak Africa 2019

Leading suppliers of processing and packaging machinery to the global food industry – Heat and Control – are returning to Propak Africa in 2019 to showcase their latest and most innovative products at booth B31, Hall 6.

keyboard_arrow_upBI assists sugar industry with essential maintenance in ‘off-crop’ season
keyboard_arrow_downBI assists sugar industry with essential maintenance in ‘off-crop’ season

BI has been supplying industrial power transmission products to the sugar industry for the past 60 years. An area of expertise has been the design, selection, and supply of specialised chains for sugar mills in particular. ‘It is part of BI’s business ethos to view each client as a partner, and to assist where we […]

keyboard_arrow_upSurvey highlights opportunities and challenges in the food industry
keyboard_arrow_downSurvey highlights opportunities and challenges in the food industry

Many food manufacturers consider digitisation will have a huge role to play in the future of the food sector – but the majority still see a number of hurdles that need to be overcome in order to maximise the opportunity. This was a key finding of the 2018 CSB-System survey which canvassed the opinions of […]

keyboard_arrow_upOAL launches world’s first AI vision system for date code verification
keyboard_arrow_downOAL launches world’s first AI vision system for date code verification

The system removes the operator from the date code verification process, achieving full automation to reduce risk of product recalls and emergency product withdrawals (EPWs). Reaching speeds of over 300 packs a minute, AprilEye can make a significant improvement to processes, safety, quality and efficiency. It delivers cost savings to food and beverage manufacturers on […]

keyboard_arrow_uptna opens new Australian manufacturing facility to triple its production capabilities
keyboard_arrow_downtna opens new Australian manufacturing facility to triple its production capabilities

Food processing and packaging equipment manufacturer tna has officially opened a brand new, state-of-the-art Australian manufacturing site to support the global demand for its high performance food packaging solutions. Located in the Melbourne suburb of Boronia, the new factory will allow tna to triple the manufacturing capacities for its cutting-edge equipment, including its flagship vertical […]

keyboard_arrow_upROCOL lubricants from BI slash gearbox power consumption
keyboard_arrow_downROCOL lubricants from BI slash gearbox power consumption

Leading supplier BI has been distributing ROCOL lubrication solutions for 25 years, allowing its industrial customers to reduce gearbox power consumption dramatically, and thereby slash costs and reduce downtime.

keyboard_arrow_upDigital future for food and beverage industry
keyboard_arrow_downDigital future for food and beverage industry

Food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers face a wide variety of challenges in today’s demanding consumer climate, including changes in consumer demands, product traceability, operations visibility and strict regulatory compliance related to food safety. Adopting a digital transformation strategy for operations enables F&B companies to meet these business challenges. Schneider Electric South Africa, the global specialist […]

keyboard_arrow_upGoscor moves Nelspruit branch to a larger facility
keyboard_arrow_downGoscor moves Nelspruit branch to a larger facility

Effective 1 July 2018, the Goscor Group has moved its Nelspruit branch from the previous location at Corner R40 & Wille Street, Riverside, to Unit 3B, 1 Meander Street, Riverside Park. According to Neil Wilson, CEO of the Goscor Group, the growth of the business and the need to accommodate the necessary expansion was the […]

keyboard_arrow_upAnuga and foodRegio announce cooperation
keyboard_arrow_downAnuga and foodRegio announce cooperation

In order to push important themes of the food industry more strongly, the leading global trade fair of the food industry, Anuga, will be working more closely together with the industry network of the Northern German food industry, foodRegio, in future. The common impulse and main focus of the contents of the cooperation is personalised […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew data to understand consumption
keyboard_arrow_downNew data to understand consumption

Nielsen has announced it will release Consumer Panel data fused with 2017 PAMS data in August this year, this is an enhanced survey that will provide the industry with rich information on 200 consumer goods categories and more than 5 000 brands.

keyboard_arrow_upDetectamet’s detectable rubber gloves are sensitive to food industry needs
keyboard_arrow_downDetectamet’s detectable rubber gloves are sensitive to food industry needs

Detectamet’s new powder free metal detectable gloves are made from natural rubber and produced so that they are easy to put on and take off. They offer a higher level of sensitivity and the anti-slip patterned finish provides a good grip in wet and dry conditions. They are designed for safe use in Food Processing […]

keyboard_arrow_upCheese producers use Sine pumps to increase productivity
keyboard_arrow_downCheese producers use Sine pumps to increase productivity

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group has produced a white paper explaining how MasoSine Certa pumps using sine technology offer significant benefits compared with rotary positive displacement types such as lobe pumps. The advantages include gentle product handling, improved yield and far easier cleaning, making Sine pumps ideal for cheese manufacturing. Independent testimony and a relevant case […]

keyboard_arrow_upDevelopments in forming and extrusion technology
keyboard_arrow_downDevelopments in forming and extrusion technology

Dutch company DJM specialises in the manufacture of forming and extrusion equipment. It combines the benefits of vacuum stuffing technology and integrates it with various forming and extruding attachments.

keyboard_arrow_upGEA technology supermarket shows specialist expertise during FoodEx
keyboard_arrow_downGEA technology supermarket shows specialist expertise during FoodEx

The technology group GEA will exhibit its wide range of high-tech equipment and possibilities for customised solutions in the area food and drink processing and packaging at FoodEX 2018 in Birmingham from 16-18 April.

keyboard_arrow_upWhy Verderflex hoses outlast competitor hoses
keyboard_arrow_downWhy Verderflex hoses outlast competitor hoses

Why do some hose pumps have short hose life and what unique features does Verderflex have that offers extended hose life beyond that of its competitors?

keyboard_arrow_upEffective control – from ingredients to retail shelves
keyboard_arrow_downEffective control – from ingredients to retail shelves

Matrix Software offers two custom manufacturing software solutions for most processing and manufacturing plants in the food, beverage and meat industries. Branded as Meat Matrix and Food Matrix, the technology is a must-have solution for any industry where stock control, yield management, traceability, productivity and cost margins are a necessity. The software is developed in […]

keyboard_arrow_upTomra announce successful half-year performance
keyboard_arrow_downTomra announce successful half-year performance

The company has announced a positive six months trading since the start of 2017 thanks to the successful launch of three sorting platforms, new senior management appointments and the implementation of an enhanced customer support service.

keyboard_arrow_upIpex launches an innovation centre
keyboard_arrow_downIpex launches an innovation centre

Ipex Machinery (Ipex), the South African representative of Wittmann Battenfeld hosted an open house from 21 to 23 August. This was to mark the official opening of its new Technology Centre at its Johannesburg premises.

keyboard_arrow_upID Logistics invests in technology
keyboard_arrow_downID Logistics invests in technology

ID Logistics South Africa, part of the global group that specialises in contract logistics, has recently embarked on a secondary transport optimisation programme to decrease costs and improve efficiencies across the operation.

keyboard_arrow_upThe future of maintaining supply chain integrity
keyboard_arrow_downThe future of maintaining supply chain integrity

Are you 100 per cent sure the food in your kitchen is not counterfeit? Overseas counterfeiters have diversified from fake designer handbags to food, trying to pass off poorer quality grown produce as genuine brands.

keyboard_arrow_upBetter supply chains will help turn SA business around
keyboard_arrow_downBetter supply chains will help turn SA business around

As South Africa slips into recession following two consecutive quarters of negative growth, supply chain experts met in Cape Town at the SAPICS event to share ways of keeping business competitive in a volatile but tech-enhanced world.