Matcon Ltd.

Bramley Drive,Vale Park, WR11 1JH Evesham
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Telephone +44 1386 769000
Fax +44 870 1911116
matcon_marketing@idexcorp.com

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.02  Filling and packaging
  • 01.02.05  Filling machines
  • 01.02.05.17  Filling machines for Sacks
  • 05  Machines and equipment for the processing of other food products (e.g. coffee processing, production of ice cream, etc.)
  • 05.01  Complete lines for the processing of other food products (no confectionery and bakery machines)

Complete lines for the processing of other food products (no confectionery and bakery machines)

  • 06  Machines and equipment for the production of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
  • 06.04  Storage, logistics and transport equipment for the production of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products
  • 06.04.03  Product and material handling

Product and material handling

Our products

Product category: Filling machines for Sacks

Sack Tip Module

Commonly known as a bag dump station, the Sack Tip Module provides a simple means for filling Matcon IBCs off-line, decoupled from the manufacturing process flow.
 
Designed for:

  • Fully contained transfer of material from the bag dump station to the IBC, reducing the occurrence of spilt or wasted material.
  • high standards of hygiene with dust control in mind.
  • Ease of cleaning, with easy to strip & clean bag dump station parts, which can be supplied as additional parts for rapid changeovers and cleaning off-line.
  • Increased product safety and quality with the use of the flatbed vibratory sieve and magnetic grate in the bag dump station inlet to catch 'tramp' material.

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Product category: Complete lines for the processing of other food products (no confectionery and bakery machines)

IBC Blending

Mix any recipe any time with a Matcon IBC Blender.  Mixing takes place directly within the IBC which means that recipe changeovers are essentially instantaneous as the blender itself has no product contact parts to clean.  High OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) rates are achieved as filling, emptying and cleaning take place off-line.

High shear blending with the supplementary Intensifier enables the handling of Liquid additions and blending the smallest of ingredient inclusions.

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Product category: Product and material handling

Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs)

The IBC container is at the centre of the Matcon powder handling system solution.  Designed for rapid filling and emptying, with washing off-line, the IBC container allows all the manufacturing processes to operate simultaneously for optimum production efficiency. 

The unique Cone Valve technology within each IBC differentiates Matcon from other suppliers by overcoming the traditional powder handling issues of bridging, blocking and blend segregation. The vertical lifting action of the Cone Valve breaks any bridges and promotes the flow of sticky powder compositions. In addition, it creates an annular gap at the outlet which allows material to flow in a mass-flow manner, preventing rolling of particles and segregation.

Our technology has been proven to help customers maximize batch sizes using very large IBCs, without the powder flow risks that other systems would face.

Sizes range from 150 to 3500 litre capacity, manufactured from Stainless Steel, with a simple hygienic, easy-clean design. 

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Product category: Filling machines for Sacks

Packing Line Refill Module

Designed for discharging IBCs directly to high speed packing lines without the need for additional screw feeders. Because the discharge is automatically regulated, and delivers a consistent, controlled feed, the packing machines are able to operate efficiently, thereby maximising their throughput.

Designed for:

  • Protecting against product segregation for a quality product in the final pack.
  • Consistent, controlled feed enabling packing lines to maximise throughput without the use of screw feeders. Prevents choking or head-load variation.
  • Helps reduce changeover down-time as the system is decoupled for maximum flexibility.
  • Automatic control, the discharge process responds to signals from a level probe in the packing line feed hopper.
  • Controlled flow of powder, there is no risk of flushing or bridging in the IBC even without screw feeders.
  • Dust-free transfer of product.

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Product category: Complete lines for the processing of other food products (no confectionery and bakery machines)

Powder Packer Module

The Matcon Powder Packer module compares favourably for performance with the auger filler packing systems. Change recipes faster than ever before with direct dosing from the Matcon IBC and using simple changeout parts.

Designed for:

  • Reducing recipe changeover down-time as there is less to clean and the parts are easy to strip and clean.
  • Small campaign runs & 'make-to-order' possible with quick changeover.
  • Adjustable and controlled feed, for filling bags from 5 to 25 kg at a rate of 1-3 bags/minute.
  • Filling sacks directly from Matcon IBCs without the need for any additional feeders or control mechanisms.
  • Protecting against product segregation during the packing operation, ensuring a quality product in the pack to your customer.
  • Spare change-out parts available to reduce cleaning down-time.
  • Quality assurance from optional sifting & metal detection.

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May 4, 2017

Matcon Supports Local Vale School Community Project

Evesham-based Powder Handling experts Matcon have been working closely over the last 12 months with The Vale of Evesham School, a Specialist School for Cognition and Learning.

At the beginning of 2016, Matcon employees were asked to nominate a local charity for the company to support.  The Vale of Evesham School was chosen due to direct links with Matcon employees and the opportunities and supportive environment the school provides for children between the ages of 2 and 19 years. 

At the time, the school had launched a Playground Project Appeal to raise approximately £100,000 to improve the outdoor area of the school which had not received any significant investment for many years and no longer met the needs of the children. They wanted to create zones to support outdoor learning, imaginative play and relaxation.

Matcon have supported the school with fundraising events including a Bake-Off competition and Quiz Night, and have volunteered over 80 hours working in the school’s sensory garden area laying foundations, relocating a summer house and painting playground equipment. As Matcon is owned by IDEX Corporation in the USA, funding was also secured from the IDEX Foundation whose mission it is to create value and positively impact the communities in which their employees live and work.

Matcon’s Managing Director Stephen Ball handed over a cheque for £23,472 to Stephen Garside, Head Teacher of The Vale of Evesham School.  Mr Ball said: “I’m very proud of the time and effort that Matcon employees have given to this cause.  Our employees have shown commitment and dedication and have in turn made a real difference to the pupils, parents and teachers of the Vale of Evesham School”.

Judith Syvret, Teacher at The Vale of Evesham School, said "We are delighted to now have bespoke, dynamic and inclusive play and outdoor learning spaces accessible to all. It has been a joy to see how much fun and pleasure the children get from the improved areas and to see all our children play together no matter what their disability or need.

Matcon’s donation has provided us with the funds needed to put the last few pieces of the jigsaw in place to complete the project. We are planning to install a large hammock in our wonderful new sensory woodland that will also incorporate a den for creative and imaginative play. In addition, a large sunken trampoline will facilitate movement,  balance, develop muscle tone and aid relaxation and sensory integration. 

We are so grateful to Matcon both for the support they have given us in raising the money needed to complete our appeal, but also for their time and labour in working on the project. It has made us feel very valued and done so much to improve our children's play times and outdoor learning experiences”.

Matcon will continue to support the school during 2017, helping them to achieve their long-term vision of improving the AAC (Augmentative and Assistive Technology) which will offer greater expressive communication opportunities to non-verbal youngsters. This can be an expensive business but is vital to improve the life experiences and possibilities for children with the most complex needs.

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About us

Company details

Matcon has been delivering top quality, innovative solutions to the powder handling industry since 1980. Specialising in efficient and flexible processing of powders, granules and tablets using proven Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) technology, our solutions are supplied across a range of manufacturing industries, including food, pharmaceutical, chemical and metal powders.

We supply solutions from single IBCs through to complete powder handling systems, covering all process operations from recipe Formulation through Mixing/Blending, to Packing and Cleaning.

In the food sector, the Matcon IBC system is ideal for those with a large portfolio of recipes or those handling allergens.  The ability to blend without cleaning between recipe changes and the flexibility to send IBCs to whichever packing line is ready, means that manufacturing flow is optimised and output maximised, providing excellent ROI.

Designed to the highest hygiene standards, the Matcon IBC system ensures product integrity and food safety throughout the complete manufacturing process.

Matcon IBCs are particularly well suited to pharmaceutical applications, as the Cone Valve technology enables blended powders and granules to feed directly to roller compactors and tablet compression without the risk of segregation.  In fact, this unique technology allows us to supply large-scale IBCs up to 3500L, with the reassurance that the product will not segregate and will be fully discharged.

We offer a personalised service that ensures a successful project from beginning to end.  In our history, we have implemented a wide range of systems from the simple decoupling of a fixed mixer to improve throughput, to a straightforward fill, blend and pack arrangement, right up to the most complex multi-batch, multi-mixer, fully tracked system.

Whether you are planning to upgrade an existing facility or design a new one, Matcon look forward to the opportunity to help design the right system for your production requirements, ensuring you achieve manufacturing efficiency, product quality and safety.

Matcon is part of applied solutions provider IDEX Corporation and practices good relationships with its other business units; Fitzpatrick, Quadro and Microfluidics.

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Target groups
  • Food
  • Confectionery products
  • Bakery products
  • Cosmetics
  • Industrial goods
  • Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals