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    MinebeaMitsumi donates 17,000 protective masks across Europe to the fight the coronavirus crisis

    17 European companies within the MinebeaMitsumi Group, including three Minebea Intec locations in Germany, donate N95 protective masks to hospitals and care facilities.

    Throughout most of Europe, the supply of respiratory masks and protective clothing is dwindling. Numerous care facilities are desperately looking for the necessary equipment to protect their employees during the coronavirus crisis. Currently, most countries' leaders generally advise wearing protective masks in public, even if they are only makeshift protective masks.

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    Reliable solutions for bakery goods production

    In many countries, the production of bakery goods is one of the largest and fastest-growing segments in the food industry. Minebea Intec offers a unique range of products and services for the various tasks in this area. The international food and beverage industry has been experiencing something of a boom in recent years. By 2023, the annual growth rate is expected to be in the region of 10.3 percent. The industry’s total sales in the three largest markets alone – China, the UK and South Korea – will be around EUR 34 billion in 2019. In many countries, the production of bakery goods is one of the largest and fastest-growing segments in the food industry, and is often only surpassed by sales in meat and poultry production.

    The challenges posed by this growing demand include trends like consumers’ desire for healthier, vegan or vegetarian products and the clear labelling of ingredients on packaging. Producers of bakery goods also have to contend with increasing environmental requirements and present their products in a more environmentally conscious manner. Even societal changes like the rise in single-person households and increasing mobility affect the industry: packaging sizes and the way that products are prepared change and present growing challenges for producers of food products and bakery goods.

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    Reliable check weighing despite disruptive influences

    Minebea Intec puts the customer first. With this in mind, the global provider of industrial weighing and inspection solutions develops innovative solutions, tailored for differing requirements across a wide range of sectors. The example of Playmobil manufacturer geobra Brandstätter Stiftung & Co. KG perfectly illustrates how the technology experts ensure reliable check weighing despite disruptive influences in injection moulding.

    Production-related disruptive influences are present in almost all industrial environments. In injection moulding, for example, temperature fluctuations and electrostatic charge are constant companions when processing plastics but these can affect the subsequent weighing process. Electrostatic charge can be caused by transferring plastic components from one container to another, for example, which makes it more difficult to obtain precise and repeatable measurement results in the downstream process steps. Processing melted plastic causes temperatures to rise. Ventilation can help to compensate for temperature fluctuations but does create draughts, which can also affect the weighing result. For Playmobil manufacturer geobra Brandstätter Stiftung & Co. KG, the check weighing of packaged small parts always represents a challenge. The lack of precision when weighing small toy parts had previously been compensated for by over filling to be on the safe side.