08 Nov Foodtech Packtech a huge success
The Foodtech Packtech Expo held in Auckland recently was a hugely successful industry exhibition for EQM.
This was our second time as an exhibitor and we stepped up our presence with a larger display, which proved to be a major drawcard to the thousands of people that attended the exhibition.
EQM launched its free Product Guide, which was very well received while we also showcased some of our latest innovative equipment designs such as a punnet labeling line on a stainless steel N-Track belt conveyor, and rotary accumulation table and a new bottle/pottle all-in-one rotary table accumulator descrambler feed by a T-Track conveyor fitted with the latest model ABI stainless steel geardrive.
Other equipment showcased included stainless steel geardrives, STM gearboxes and Challenge transmission products, N-Track hygienic belt conveyors, T-Track slat chain bottle conveyors, Descramblers, Rotary tables and Dix punnet and fruit labeling equipment.
Our aim was to show that EQM is a turnkey solutions provider of equipment to the food industry.
We can provide initial layout drawings, individual conveyor concept designs, 3D modeling of the production line, through to importing or construction, assembly and installation of equipment and full food packing systems.
“We met a lot of key people within food businesses as well as many contract processors and packers, who we will now look to build closer relationships with as they grow their production facilities.”
As well as having our own display we did find some time to have a good look around and we were impressed by a range of new technology – which we will also explore how this can be utilised within the food sector.
One stand out product was the Sawyer Robot, which is the same size as a human and rather than being a replacement, it works alongside humans. It’s got us thinking about how best it could be utilised within fruit and vegetable packing systems and we’re now brainstorming the opportunities.
The best thing about it is that it’s not taking the place of a person, it’s working alongside.