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CFS Fryer Service and Belt Guide Replacement

When doing a CFS Fryers service attention needs to be payed to the Grates or Guides that guide the wire belt through the fryer, these guides are designed to wear with the motion of the belt travelling over them. What you don't want is a situation like the one below...

Digi Checkweigher Service and Conveyor Bearing Replacement.

This was more of a breakdown than a Digi Checkweigher Service but if this machine had been serviced properly the problems that caused the breakdown would of been spotted and rectified. These Digi Checkweighers monitor the weights of product in packs such as Fried...

Cambridgeshire Packing Machine Service Support

This Friday Night I was looking forward to having a BBQ in the sun and a couple of cold ones... Instead I found myself in the Big Skies of the Cambridgeshire Fens, supporting a manufacturer that was having some issues getting their bagging machines serviced while...

A week of Engineering Maintenance Jobs April 2020

Last week threw an interesting array of jobs at us, below is a selection. Most of the week was taken up working on Shut Down work. A food factory that we have a close working relationship with had a window of opportunity to get some maintenance done - basically after...

Engineering Skills Gap Causing Industry Problems

For 20 years or so there has been much written about the impending skills shortage in Engineering sectors, due mainly to less and less apprenticeships churning out skilled Engineers.  We are a nation built on our Engineering pedigree... Isambard Kingdom Brunel,...

Coronavirus Engineering Cover COVID-19 Shortages

The Coronavirus Pandemic has caused a lot of shortages to already stretched Engineering Teams in the Food industry. We are seeing higher demand than usual but still have some availability with our Experienced Dual Skilled Food Maintenance Engineers. If you are...

Using An Engineering Agency for short term cover

Throughout the last decade the standard route to getting a short term contract engineer has been by using an Engineering Agency. This is how we started to get work but there are many problems with this route... Firstly as the shortage of Engineering Skills that has...