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We all appreciate the need to squeeze every last ounce of worth out of existing equipment, but when faced with the challenge of reducing operating expenses, it may be helpful (if counter-intuitive) to look at buying new equipment.  The latest developments in technology could have surprisingly far-reaching benefits and achieve the savings you’re looking for.  For example, there ...

  Is your current older coding equipment costing you more to keep running? Or limiting your production efficiency? It is normal for us to want to keep marking and coding printers running for as long as possible and limit a capital outlay... But there comes a time when we need to really think about what the impact is of keeping our industrial printing equipment going when it c ...

Increasing production to cope with demand Although many businesses are at a standstill, manufacturing of essential goods such as food, beverage, pharmaceutical and protective equipment are under increasing pressure to meet demand for their products. Most these products are subject to federal regulations for marking and identification, whether for expiration dates, supplier or ...

Visible, real-time data helps to improve operations.  The benefits of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is that you’re able to track live data and use it to compare and project forward.

The pressure is on manufacturers to meet greater demands, deliver on time, within budget and work to regulations – all while keeping costs as low as possible.  In the manufacturing context, a good service regime should be in place to avoid costly downtimes and keep the lines running optimally. 

Laser codes can’t be rubbed off, making them the ideal solution for traceability and anti-counterfeiting. With Linx Fiber Laser Marking Systems you can create a permanent mark on a wide range of materials including rubber, plastic, metal and packaging foils.

Detailed pre-printed product information is a vital part of chemicals packaging, often governed by regulations and legislation.

As with most industries, the implications of Brexit are generating much discussion and conjecture among meat processors. It is still too early to predict what is likely to happen, but undoubtedly the sector is already experiencing intense competition, which has led to an even greater need to maximise productivity and efficiencies in the processing and packing operations. Nevertheless, this still has to be achieved while delivering consistent quality products – no one wants to suffer the high costs and loss of brand reputation of a recall.

Whether you buy into this as a long-lasting development or regard it as just another fad, there are important implications for the meat industry. Because, when these flexitarians do choose to eat meat, it is more than likely they will seek out a premium cut and a high-quality product. Indeed, quality is a driving factor for many consumers in their purchases of meat – perhaps one of the lasting results of the horse meat scandal of 2013.

The dairy sector is seeing plenty of new product development and line extensions as consumers demand both to eat more healthily and to be able to snack on-the-move, while still enjoying the occasional treat. 

Notable recent examples include beet yoghurt, protein ice cream, curd cottage cheese with fruit, and Kefir, all contributing to a projected global growth in demand for dairy of 2.5% pa to 2020.

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