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An Appetite for Work

We have recently congratulated a trio of our workers for notching up 125 years’ service. Alan Johnstone (63), Chief Engineer from Tayport, Ally West (64), Mechanical Fitter from Broughty Ferry and Gurmit Bhachu (67), Factory Foreman from Dundee were all...

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Mackays Jam Video Features Foodmek Cooking Vessels

Mackays, based in the Arbroath, have just released a brilliant video showing their production processes. The video, released on Twitter, shows Mackays jam bubbling away in Foodmek Cooking Vessels. Our Filling Machine and Conveyors make brief appearances too. Put the...

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Depalletiser Accurately Transferring Containers onto Filling Line

We have manufactured automatic depalletisers for a variety of different industries. Our machines will accurately unload and align a set of empty containers onto a conveyor system, which feeds onto the main production line. https://youtu.be/LVlqyBdhx_o Once a pallet is in...

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From the Archives, 14 head Filling Machine

14 Head Rotary Filling Machine   This machine was made for filling preserves into containers. Containers travel along the infeed conveyor at a predetermined pitch towards the star-wheel. The pitch is such that the containers enter the star-wheel one at...

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Cleaning Containers Using an Inverter Cleaner

This Inverter Cleaner helps to remove unwanted debris, like cardboard dust, from containers before the filling process begins. The containers are inverted and then blasted/cleaned with filtered air, via a compressor unit. When designing this machine, Foodmek engineers added deflecting rubber fins...

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How to Avoid Container Build-up Using an Accumulation Table

The video below shows a self-loading / emptying accumulation table. This machine has a contraflow design and a powered container discharge. Accumulation tables prevent bottlenecks occurring on the production line. They allow the first process machine to continue running when...

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Testing a Twin Head Monoblock Filling Machine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsb3C66zeEw We've recently designed and manufactured a 6-head filling machine for glass containers. The Twin Head Monoblock Machine will fill 75 containers per minute. The rising platforms provide a more reliable and hygienic fill. When the container reaches the fill...

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