The checkweigher’s role as the ‘policeman’ of the packing line is evolving to one where it can make a significant contribution to overall efficiency and profitability, says Philip Grove, product manager, Ishida Europe.

Almost every operational manufacturing facility would have installed some form of conveyor system, whatever industry they service. These are vital for ease of transportation of products, so it is critical that they are properly lubricated to ensure efficiency. By Mark Phang, technical manager, and Laura Lai, marketing communications executive, Tecsia Lubricants

The Gold whole milk powder by NZMP is designed specifically for UHT beverages; it offers good solubility and flow properties as well as providing a rich creamy flavour.

The increased shelf-life stability of the powder enables a reduction in rate of fouling within UHT sterilisers, enabling manufacturers with longer production runs over standard milk powders and allowing them to increase efficiency and minimise wastage from batch losses.

The powder also offers manufacturers cleaner labelling on their final product as additives are no longer needed to manage processing challenges, resulting in fewer ingredients in ingredient lists.

With an ability to improve operational processes, warehouse management systems are becoming more popular today. Barcodes and RFID especially provide a great deal of advantages in managing inventory. By Pedro Furtado, projects director, Efacec Singapore

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