Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 7 2016 - Page 12

Product News Do you have the need to hire a bottle capping machine on a month to month basis? Short, sporadic batches becoming a problem? At Cap Coder we have learnt to meet the needs of smaller contract packers who don’t always require automation month in, month out. As of January 2015, we will be holding stock of our popular CC570 in-line bottle capping machine ready to be hired at short notice. Perfect for medium production rate bottle capping/closing at up to 40 bottles per minute. The machines are fully assembled ready to go. You simply buy the tooling change parts to suit your product. For more information about hiring a machine or details of any other Cap Coder equipment, please feel free to get in touch. Call us on 01865 891466 or us email via the contact form. AUTOMATION STEPPING STONES FIBC Automation stepping stones FIBC is a flexible container that is used for transporting large dry and flowable products. Known also as Bulk bag and big bag containers they are used as an industrial container for products such as sugar, plastic granules, sand or chemicals. SME’s jump on the automation bandwagon with Endoline’s simple pointers It’s official; SME’s in the UK are on the up with growth and start up business rates returning to pre-crisis levels. Considered the back bone of the economy SME’s contribute a staggering £1.2 trillion to the UK each year.* Now, in the face of a national living wage, coupled with the growth of affordable systems, SME’s are beginning to take a leap of faith into the fast paced world of automation. According to reports 2016 is set to be the ‘tipping point’ for manufacturing technology, with increasing numbers of compani