Monday, 27 June 2016

Focus Conferences and New Developments at PotatoEurope 2016

Focus Conferences and New Developments at PotatoEu...

  The innovations introduced by ARVALIS - Institut du végétal and its technical partners at Potat...

Exclusive Interview – Europatat: “We Need to Keep Potatoes Trendy”

Exclusive Interview – Europatat: “We Need to Keep ...

On he occasion of the Europatat Congress, we have had the opportunity to interview Mr. Kees van Aren...

PotatoEurope 2016: Numerous Dynamic Demonstrations Over 23 Hectares

PotatoEurope 2016: Numerous Dynamic Demonstrations...

 PotatoEurope is the largest open-field event devoted to the potato in Europe, which will cover an...

AHDB and CEJA Comment on Vote to Leave EU

AHDB and CEJA Comment on Vote to Leave EU

  The comments on the UK decision to leave EU assaulted media and social networks.

FDF: UK Food Manufacturers Face a Challenging Period after Brexit

FDF: UK Food Manufacturers Face a Challenging Period af...

  UK food manufacturers face a "very challenging period" in the wake of the country's decisi...

Tolsma-Grisnich Group Acquires Majority Share in Farm Electronics Limited

Tolsma-Grisnich Group Acquires Majority Share in Farm E...

  Tolsma-Grisnich, a leading Dutch specialist in intelligent storage technology for potatoes, onions a...

Case Study: The Experience of Potato Producer Nedato with a Sorting Solution from TOMRA

Case Study: The Experience of Potato Producer Nedato wi...

 The Nedato is a cooperative of 500 farmers, which has been producing quality potatoes to customers acr...

Tong Engineering Introduces New Cleaner Loader Crop Transfer Machine

Tong Engineering Introduces New Cleaner Loader Crop Tra...

   Tong Engineering is set to introduce a new Cleaner Loader crop transfer machine to its latest range...

Kiremko Builds a New French Fries Line in Belgium

Kiremko Builds a New French Fries Line in Belgium

  Kiremko announced they had started to build a new French fries line in Belgium, with a capacity of 1...

McCain Foods Invests USD65m in Expanding Its French Fries Plant in Canada

McCain Foods Invests...

McCain Foods (Canada) announced a major investment of USD6...

Branston Began the Expansion of Its Potato Processing Plant in Lincoln

Branston Began the E...

The UK potato supplier Branston has begun work on its GBP5...

Processed Potatoes in EU Worth EUR10b in 2014

Processed Potatoes i...

  Processed potatoes (mainly frozen chips and crisps) wer...

Aviko Introduces a Guide for Gluten-free Catering

Aviko Introduces a G...

 The potato processor Aviko is supporting caterers during ...

Americans Were Asked which Lay's Flavors Stay and which Go

Americans Were Asked...

   For the first time in brand history, the Lay's brand a...

Scientists Reveal Potato Parasite’s “Toolkit"

Scientists Reveal Po...

  An international research collaboration led by the Univ...

Kangaroo Island Potato Producer Wins the “Mini MBA” for Farmers

Kangaroo Island Pota...

 Kangaroo Island potato producer Peter Cooper has been nam...

CEJA President: Losing Young Farmers Puts the Future of European Food Production at Risk

CEJA President: Losi...

  CEJA President, Alan Jagoe, addressed EU agriculture mi...

Researchers Develop Nutrient-rich Purple Potato

Researchers Develop ...

  A group of researchers from CSU have recently developed...

Search Begins for Scottish Strategic Potato Farm

Search Begins for Sc...

  AHDB has announced the quest for the first farmer host ...

Tong Peal Engineering has invested £350,000 in a new laser cutter as the company continues to raise standards, increase efficiency and reduce waste at its Spilsby site.

The UK's leading designer and manufacturer of handling and sorting equipment for the vegetable industry, has replaced its former plasma cutterwith a state-of-the-art laser cutter.

The new equipment will be quicker, more accurate and produce a better finish than the previous cutter.

It also features an innovative memory function, which means the machine stores information about off-cuts and recalls their details if they are suited to a job in the future.

"Taking advantage of new developments and technologies, especially when they save us time and money, is something we've always been keen to do at Tong Peal," says Neil Martin, factory manager at Tong Peal Engineering.

"By investing in this new laser cutter, jobs will now be quicker, not only saving us time and money but ultimately helping to improve lead times for our customers. In addition, customers will see an even better engineering finish to all of our equipment.


"The laser cutter can be used for everything, from manufacturing small profiled components to complete structural panels and guards. The new machine will also help us standardise the production process and reduce fabricationtime accordingly.


"The laser cutter can even etch individual identification numbers on each component, making it easier than ever before to locate parts and produce replacement or duplicate parts if needed. And, as the machine remembers thedimensions and area of off cuts, we can reduce the amount of metal that is disposed of during the production process."


It is not just Tong Peal that is set to benefit from the laser cutter, as the Spilsby engineering company is offering a sub-contracting service for laser cutting and CNC folding, utilising the cutter's spare capacity.


"We think that there could well be several engineering companies out there who are sending work out of the county and would prefer to work with a local sub-contractor for the provision of high quality cut materials and sowe're happy to help them out and use our new laser cutter for sub-contracting work. We are able to produce components from CAD drawings, sketches and even existing parts. All companies have to do is contact us and we'll gladly show them what our new piece of equipment is capable of and discuss their requirements."

 

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