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Ishida Europe Limited

Kettles Wood Drive Woodgate Business Park, B32 3DB Birmingham, West Midlands
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 121 6077700
Fax +44 121 6077666
info@ishidaeurope.com

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interpack hall map (Hall 14): stand A40

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interpack fairground map: Hall 14

Contact

Torsten Giese

Marketing Manager - PR & Exhibitions

Birmingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Phone
0044 121 607 7712

Email
torsten.giese@ishidaeurope.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.01  Preparing and feeding
  • 01.01.07  Dosing and portioning machines
  • 01.01.07.03  Gravimetric dosing

Gravimetric dosing

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.02  Filling and packaging
  • 01.02.01  Form, fill and seal machines (FFS)
  • 01.02.01.02  Vertical form, fill and seal machines (V-FFS)

Vertical form, fill and seal machines (V-FFS)

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.02  Filling and packaging
  • 01.02.10  Packaging machines with special equipment for hygienic packaging
  • 01.02.10.04  MAP (modified atmosphere packaging)

MAP (modified atmosphere packaging)

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.05  Inspection and control
  • 01.05.01  Checkweighers

Checkweighers

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.05  Inspection and control
  • 01.05.02  Leakage test systems / devices

Leakage test systems / devices

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.05  Inspection and control
  • 01.05.05  X-ray inspection systems / devices

X-ray inspection systems / devices

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.06  Additional machines and devices in the packaging process
  • 01.06.05  Gravimetric filling and price labelling machines

Gravimetric filling and price labelling machines

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.06  Additional machines and devices in the packaging process
  • 01.06.13  Robotic systems
  • 01.06.13.03  Pick & Place robots

Pick & Place robots

  • 06  Machines and equipment for the production of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
  • 06.02  Single machines / equipment for the production of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products
  • 06.02.16  Single machines / equipment for the production of pharmaceutical and cosmetic productsInspection machines

Single machines / equipment for the production of pharmaceutical and cosmetic productsInspection machines

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Jan 29, 2020

NEW OFFICE PROVIDES ENHANCED SUPPORT FOR ISHIDA CUSTOMERS IN CEE

Ishida Europe has opened a dedicated sales and service office to provide localised support for customers in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region.

Based in Čestlice on the outskirts of Prague in the Czech Republic, the new facility includes a large 500m2 Demonstration Centre that enables customers to see machines in action, carry out product trials, undergo training on the equipment and engage in discussions on specific new packing line projects.

The Ishida CCE office’s central location and proximity to Prague’s international Václav Havel Airport offers easy access for customer visits and for a fast sales and service response throughout CEE.  It is headed up by Ishida General Manager for CEE, Robert Kaluza, supported by regional sales managers, local service engineers and project managers.

The official opening of the office was marked by a series of customer days with over 65 attendees from 35 companies across the region.  Visitors enjoyed a number of presentations and machinery demonstrations to highlight Ishida’s wide-ranging capabilities in devising solutions for a huge variety of products across many different end-markets.

The breadth of equipment on show during the event underlined Ishida’s packing line machinery expertise.  Five multihead weighers highlighted the Ishida range’s versatility in handling all types of applications, including wet and dry products and mixed varieties, while latest quality control and inspection solutions included advanced X-ray inspection systems and the award-winning AirScan CO2 leak detector for MAP packs.  A complete snacks line, comprising Ishida’s top of the range multihead weigher and Inspira bagmaker combination, together with seal tester and DACS checkweigher, not only demonstrated Ishida’s global leadership in snacks packing solutions but also showcased the company’s abilities in devising and installing fully integrated, single source packing lines across all markets.

Much of the equipment on display will remain in the centre for subsequent customer demonstrations, trials and project discussions.

“CEE is an important and growing region,” comments Robert Kaluza.  “Our new facility further strengthens our existing network of agents and distributors with additional localised sales and service support, and provides customers with an outstanding demonstration facility to help them find the exact solution to meet their specific requirements.” 

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Jan 29, 2020

SECOND SUMMIT TACKLES THE LATEST FOOD SAFETY ISSUES

The latest developments, challenges and best practice solutions in food safety were discussed in detail at the second Ishida Europe Food Safety Summit, held at Sheffield Hallam University’s new National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering facility (NCEFE).

Attendees from across the food manufacturing sector received advice and guidance from a variety of industry experts, with speakers from Campden BRI, Christeyns Food Hygiene, TQS Food Consulting, Barilla Group, BOC and Ishida highlighting the challenges involved in ensuring comprehensive food safety. 

The series of presentations and discussions focused on four of the most high-profile food safety issues currently – allergens and contaminants, physical contaminants, auditing and compliance, and new packaging and shelf life.

Topics covered during the day included how to ensure food allergy protocols are strictly adhered to throughout the food supply chain; effective ways to avoid physical contaminants during production; how to remain compliant with both BRC Global Standards and latest retailer compliance requirements; and a look at latest packaging trends, including the move to reduce plastic while maintaining shelf life.

Commenting on the event Ciaran Murphy, Quality Control Business Manager at Ishida Europe, said: “By helping to improve knowledge around the issues and highlighting the latest technologies available, we believe that events like our annual Food Safety Summit can support food manufacturers in their drive to meet ever more stringent quality standards.”

Sheffield Hallam University’s National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering is a  newly opened research centre that brings together an ever-expanding network of industry groups, academics and engineers to solve specific business challenges within the food and drink sector.

The official opening of the NCEFE took place on Friday 18th October with local dignitaries and members from the university and industry. The day was supported by Ishida Europe with a range of its machine technologies on display, providing an insight to attendees into the capabilities of different machine solutions in weight checks and foreign body and leak detection. 

“We are delighted with the positive feedback from the summit. This event, alongside our continued support of the NCEFE with access to the latest Ishida machine technology, highlights the importance of links between industry and academia in helping develop tomorrow’s food safety solutions,” concludes Martin Howarth Howarth, Director NCEFE. 

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Jan 29, 2020

ISHIDA STRENGTHENS EAST AFRICA PRESENCE

Ishida Europe has opened a dedicated office for East Africa to provide localised sales, service and spares support to food processors and packers throughout the region. 
 
The new office in Nairobi, led by sales manager David Mulwa and Service Engineer Daniel Ambuka, includes a fully equipped demonstration area, featuring a selection of Ishida’s latest cost-effective weighing, packing and inspection solutions for a wide variety of markets including snacks, fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds, confectionery, biscuits and bakery.    It will enable the company to provide a fast-response service in the supply and support of individual machines and also the design and installation of complete packing lines.

In addition, the office is co-located with international food processing equipment specialist Heat & Control.  This will allow snacks companies in the region to benefit from the Ishida/Heat & Control alliance for the devising of comprehensive wall-to-wall snacks processing and packing line solutions that deliver maximum throughput and efficiencies.
 
“Ishida’s worldwide success is based not only on the performance and reliability of our equipment but also on the impeccable standards of service and support that we provide to our customers,” comments Steve Jones, Marketing Director, Ishida Europe.  “Our new office will ensure that companies throughout East Africa can experience the same high levels of commitment and maximise the value of owning an Ishida solution.”

The opening of the new Ishida office was celebrated with a special ceremony held at the Deputy High Commissioner’s residence in Nairobi and attended by Ishida President Takahide Ishida and the President of Heat and Control, Tony Caridis.

Guests at the event included representatives from many of the leading companies throughout East Africa, along with Suzie Kitchens, Deputy High Commissioner of Great Britain and Mr. Kyle McCarter, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya. 

Also in attendance were Takayasu Yamada, General Manager, America & Europe Division, Ishida Japan, Dave Tiso, Managing Director Ishida Europe, Steve Jones, Marketing Director Ishida Europe and Bobby Kane, General Manager EMEA Heat and Control.

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Jan 17, 2020

NEW ISHIDA ENTRY LEVEL CHECKWEIGHER

NEW ISHIDA ENTRY LEVEL CHECKWEIGHER - engineered to meet hygienic clean down requirements. 

Ishida has launched an enhanced version of its entry-level checkweigher suited for environments where dust and water may be present and where frequent clean down is required. 

The latest version of the company’s DACS-GN-SE-WP waterproof economy checkweighers is now manufactured to IP65 certification, meaning the checkweigher is able to withstand challenging environments and stringent cleaning requirements while maintaining high speeds and pinpoint accuracy.  This makes it ideal for a wide variety of applications including fresh salads, chilled meats and frozen products.

The new model features a rugged and durable construction with comprehensive sealing throughout to protect all working parts.  An improved conveyor system prevents water or other liquids becoming trapped underneath, with special channels that divert them away.  In addition, conveyors and belts are easy to remove for thorough cleaning and re-assembly.

The checkweigher can also be combined with an advanced metal detector that incorporates a detection head able to operate to maximum sensitivity in high moisture and salt content environments.

The DACS-GN-SE-WP continues to offer all the key benefits of the DACS-GN-SE

SS model, combining exceptional speed and accuracy at an affordable price.  The checkweigher features an intuitive and robust display with easy to learn menu structure for quick set up and operator training.   The machine retains its open frame design that provides easy cleaning and maintenance.   Two models are available, monitoring weights up to 1.2kg and 5kg.

The checkweigher can be fitted with Ishida RRC (Retailer Reject Confirmation) to help food manufacturers meet the latest retail codes of practice.  It is also available with Ishida’s pioneering Ishida Data Capture System (IDCS II), a powerful software that captures the data from every pack that passes across the checkweigher and generates real-time displays and reports which focus attention on major cost-saving opportunities.

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Jan 17, 2020

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ENHANCES ISHIDA MID-RANGE WEIGHERS

Ishida Europe has boosted performance and increased the number of models in its market leading mid-range multihead weighers to deliver faster and more accurate weighing solutions for an even wider variety of applications including sticky products.

The new RVE Series has been expanded to include 24-head models alongside 10, 14, 16 and 20 head variants.  It also now features Powerful Frequency Controlled Vibration (PFCV), the advanced Ishida technology previously only available on the company’s premium range of multihead weighers.  

The introduction of 60 new 24 head models with additional booster hoppers to the RVE Series means Ishida can offer up to 6 mix applications in its mid-range weighers. This is ideal for customers who may not need the fastest possible speeds but still require high quality control for multi-section weighing and guaranteed mix weighing accuracy.  

Ishida’s PFCV technology provides more power for unrivalled feed control of product from the top of the weigher to the hoppers.  By being able to automatically vary the amplitude and now also the frequency of vibration to achieve resonance, both the power and control can be fine-tuned.  This ensures a steady and consistent feed of even the most challenging products. 

Such controlled product feed is critical to achieve good weight combinations.

Without PFCV, weaker control means hoppers are sometimes over-filled or starved of product resulting in poor combinations being available.  To overcome this and maintain throughput, other weighers would require the weight limit settings to be increased but this would lead to excessive product giveaway.  

The introduction of PFCV enables the latest RVE models to handle sticky and bulky products with greater ease.  Another benefit of the technology is that the machine can immediately be ‘retuned’ for different product types and weights via the weigher’s remote control unit.  This retuning feature also means maximum performance can be retained throughout the lifetime of the machine instead of the need for expensive and time-consuming mechanical adjustments due to fatiguing components.

Combined with existing advanced features such as 5 stage digital filtering of Ishida load cell signals and automatic feeder adjustment, the reinvigorated RVE range offers competitive and consistent single outlet speeds of up to 120 weighments per minute and can be specified for up to 6 mix or multiple outlets. 

All models are available with a wide selection of feeder parts, single and double opening hoppers (from 1.5 to 7 litres) and different discharge chute designs as well as materials and coating options and are supported by Ishida’s large team of software and control specialists. This ensures every weigher can be tailored to individual customer product requirements, from small to large target weights and free flowing to sticky products, and to a wide variety of production line interfaces.  The high-processing speed ROHS-compliant RCU offers intuitive simple-to-use controls for fast set-up and adjustments.  

RVE weighers also incorporate as standard the Reporting Pack from Ishida’s pioneering Sentinel™ remote customer care software that supports the new generation of ‘smart’ factories as part of Industry 4.0.  This provides customers with real time remote access to machine performance and reports. Additional Sentinel™ packs can be specified for further protection and support, including remote monitoring and preventative and proactive intervention by Ishida Europe engineers.

Other options include ‘moisture sensor’ and ‘temperature sensors’ for RVE waterproof models that provide live monitoring of moisture ingress or extreme temperatures during production.  This allows fast intervention to protect companies against unscheduled downtime, reducing cost of ownership and extending machine life.

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Jan 17, 2020

ISHIDA ARE SHOWCASING ITS INNOVATIONS AND VERSATILITY AT INTERPACK

Ishida Europe, Hall 14, Stand A40

 ‘NOTHING’S IMPOSSIBLE!’ –  ISHIDA TO SHOWCASE ITS INNOVATIONS AND VERSATILITY AT INTERPACK

 The huge choice of weighing, packing and quality control solutions to handle the widest variety of product types and pack formats – including many challenging and difficult-to-handle items - will be demonstrated on the Ishida Europe stand at this year’s Interpack, where the company will also unveil latest additions and upgrades to its advanced tray sealer, x-ray inspection, checkweigher and multihead weigher ranges.

A key message throughout the stand will be how Ishida’s integrated packing line solutions can help improve efficiencies while minimising waste, reducing overall machine footprint and delivering valuable energy savings. Equally important, Ishida will demonstrate how its latest equipment is able to cope with alternative packaging materials as food manufacturers seek to move away from plastic and also the important role that high quality, fully inspected packs can play in the reduction of food and packaging waste.

The weighing area will showcase Ishida’s capabilities in handling a huge variety of applications.  Models on show include solutions for the fast and accurate weighing of fresh protein, salads, sticky, breakable items and granular products such as sugar and powders, as well as a machine for weighing small target weights at ultra-high speeds and a top-of-the-range 32 head model capable of handling up to eight different products simultaneously.  Another innovation is the company’s ‘sugar extraction’ multihead weigher that has been designed to prevent sugar compromising pack seals at extremely fast speeds and with Ishida weight accuracy.

Within the Quality Control / Inspection area, Ishida will show a completely new range of X-ray machine options for detecting low to high density foreign bodies in both packaged and unpackaged bulk flow formats. The hygienically designed machines and options will display a number of new features including easy to clean surfaces and easy to remove reject bins. 

In particular, Ishida will showcase its premium, high sensitivity IX-GN-4044 / 4043 models in both packaged and bulk format along with the low TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) IX-EN-4093 with drop belt reject. Also on display will be its IX-GN-5523 for large size products and pack sizes, which further extends Ishida’s market-leading selection of X-ray inspection systems. The GN-5523 offers an ideal solution for the inspection of euro crates and cases, and large packs of food or non-food items up to 30kgs. Ishida’s unique GA technology enables operators to optimise the x-ray system for greater sensitivity in the detection of specific low-density foreign bodies.

Ishida will also display a new range of checkweighers based on a new advanced electronic architecture that offers improved speeds and accuracies and enhanced touch screen interfaces across the board. 

New checkweigher models include the mid-range DACS-GN-S080, which is MID compliant and offers exceptional speeds and accuracies at an affordable price in the monitoring of packs up to 8kg in weight.  It features a control unit with an intuitive, easy-to-learn menu for fast operator training and quick set-up. Also on display will be a new top-of-the-range force balance checkweigher that delivers pinpoint accuracy and incorporates Ishida’s RRC (Retail Reject Confirmation) software and hardware which checks and confirms that any out-of-spec product or pack has been successfully removed from the production and packing line.  Another model on display, designed to handle cartons and cases on an entry level platform, further underlines the extensive choice of Ishida checkweighers in terms of performance and price.

In addition, the Quality Control / Inspection area will be showcasing a range of leak detection systems that includes the award-winning Ishida AirScan which can detect leaks of CO2 from holes as small as 0.25mm in MAP packs at speeds of up to 180ppm.  For non-MAP packaging there will also be a pressure seal tester (QC220) with vision technology on display that offers both leak detection at high speeds along with label monitoring. 

In addition, the Ishida stand will highlight the company’s wide-ranging capabilities and expertise in full line solutions for protein and snacks.

The new Ishida QX-900 is a high-performance tray sealer with a larger tool for enhanced performance, in particular its ability to handle MAP cardboard trays with the most efficient use of air and gases.  The machine is capable of up to 15 MAP cycles per minute and combines excellent seal quality and pack presentation with fast changeovers.

Ishida’s protein solutions will include a QX-775 tray sealer with skin-on-board technology, sealing product onto flat cardboard; and the unique IX-G2 X-ray inspection system capable of detecting wish, rib and fan bones in poultry fillets.  The IX-G2 will also be in operation in conjunction with the Ishida Robotgrader which combines contamination detection, weighing and precise positional information for the pick and place technologies to grade protein products of varying weight and pack them to a fixed weight straight into the tray.

Impressively three snacks packing lines will confirm Ishida’s world leadership in this area, demonstrating fully integrated solutions for the feeding, weighing, packing, inspection and case packing of pillow packs, including paper format packs.  Ishida equipment on show includes its advanced RV multihead weigher and next generation Inspira bagmaker combination, TSC-RS sealtester, DACS force balance checkweigher, IX-GN-2443 x-ray inspection system, ACP 700 case packer and a DACS-GN Carton checkweigher.

As factories become increasingly automated as part of Industry 4.0 and the emergence of the smart factory, Ishida will also demonstrate its pioneering software solutions that provide effective remote monitoring and analysis to ensure packing lines continue to operate to maximum efficiency.

Ishida Sentinel™ is a unique remote customer care solution that combines machine performance monitoring for early intervention to prevent unnecessary line stoppages with comprehensive data capture and in-depth analysis of overall line performance.  Ishida Data Capture System (IDCS) is a powerful software tool that takes the data from every pack that passes across Ishida Quality Inspection machines to generate real-time displays and reports to help monitor and improve efficiencies

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About us

Company details

Ishida are the world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of weighing, packing and inspection solutions for the food industry, helping manufacturers reduce costs and downtime, increase efficiencies and maximise profits.  

With an installed global base in excess of 100,000 industrial machines, Ishida are the undisputed world market leader for multihead weighers and one of the leading suppliers of snack food bagmakers, traysealers, X-Ray-inspection systems, checkweighers, weigh-price-labellers, leak detectors as well as a world-class supplier of turnkey solutions for snacks, protein, frozen and dry foods. 

The company’s extensive product range includes multihead weighers, marination, topping, filling and distribution systems, batchers, graders, traysealers, snack food bagmakers, seal- and leak detectors, X-Ray inspection systems, checkweighers, weigh-price-labellers, vision systems, data collection and OEE software as well as Ishida Sentinel remote line monitoring solutions, all of which enable Ishida to provide fully integrated solutions for a wide spectrum of food applications.

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Company data

Sales volume

> 500 Mio US $

Number of employees

1000-4999

Target groups
  • Food
  • Confectionery products
  • Bakery products
  • Industrial goods
  • Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer goods (non-food)