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Engineer Metal Detection Training

Metal Detection Training for Senior Engineers

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Staying ahead of industry requirements is a priority for Stevens Traceability, and it’s for this reason, our Senior Technical and Service engineers recently undertook training on metal detection systems to enhance their knowledge and skills to support our customers in the UK and Ireland.

As experts in traceability software and weighing equipment, Stevens Traceability have been working with the food industry for over a century. Our service division carries out repairs, servicing and calibration testing to process equipment including scales, checkweighers, and metal detection systems which is a legislative requirement for food manufacturers.

With contamination in food being a big risk for food manufacturers, it’s important that an auditable system of preventative measures is in place to avoid product recalls, loss of sales and potential reputational damage.

In 2018, 2331 incidents including allergens, heavy metals, and foreign bodies were reported to the UK Food Standards Agency which has increased significantly compared to 1567 reported incidents in 2014.

David Astridge, Operations Manager said:

“We pride ourselves in the professionalism of our engineers who undergo rigorous training, both in-house and externally to ensure they are fully qualified in today’s industries. Metal detection systems are an imperative asset for many of our food manufacturing customers, so this training has helped to ensure that we can assist our customers with all their servicing and calibration needs.”

For more information about servicing, calibration or repairs please contact us on 01254 685200 or email us.

BSI Presentation

Official Presentation at BSI

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BSI Presentation for Stevens

On the 12th June 2019, Paul Coverley, Technical Manager (pictured left) and David Astridge, Operations Manager (pictured right) were delighted to attend an official presentation at BSI, the British standards institute.

The event took place at BSI’s offices in Milton Keynes, where Anne Scorey, UK Managing Director at BSI presented the esteemed ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for our Information Security Management System.

The day included presentations from BSI showcasing how they support businesses in the UK and worldwide. It also provided an opportunity to network with private and public sector organisations as well as celebrate the successes of all the businesses receiving recognition on the day.

Read more about the certification and what it means to Stevens and its customers here.

Jay Meadows is promoted to Product Manager for Software

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Congratulations to Jay Meadows who has been promoted from his role as a Project Manager to Product Manager for software.

After joining Stevens two years ago, Jay has been involved in implementing and configuring Stevens Traceability Systems for customers across the UK. One of his recent projects included identifying the traceability and production needs of a leading UK bakery, and then project managing the configurations and installation of the Stevens traceability system into their new gluten-free site.

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Before joining Stevens, Manchester-born Jay previously worked in the IT department at Lloyds bank in the city and has continued his career in the IT industry over the last 15 years.

His new role as Product Manager for software will involve developing our traceability software and future proofing it for the evolving needs of manufacturers.

“I am delighted to be taking on this new role at Stevens. I’ve been hands-on with our software from day one, and my experience working with customers has given me a great insight into what’s needed on the shop floor and from management teams in the food manufacturing industry” said Jay Meadows.

Mike Wynburg, Managing Director added “I’m extremely pleased about the appointment of Jay Meadows as our new product manager for software. Jay has been central to many customer projects and his knowledge of the Stevens software is second to none. I’m confident that Jay will take our software offering to a new level.”

For further information about Stevens Traceability Systems and software, please contact us on 01254 685200 or email sales@stevenstraceability.com

Inventors Day - Tom Clarkson

Celebrating Inventors Day with a New Average Weight System

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On the 11th February 2019, the world celebrates Inventors Day which occurs on the birth date of American inventor Thomas Alva Edison. Mr Edison held over 1,000 patents for inventions including electric power generation, mass communication, and sound recording. The occasion also coincides with our launch of a new Average Weight System.

At Stevens Traceability Systems, our team of engineers, software developers, and mechanical design engineers continuously develop and evolve the Stevens product range, with the latest evolution being a new Average Weight System.

Designed by Mechanical Design Engineer Tom Clarkson, the new Average Weight System has been designed for manufacturers of goods that are sold by average weight in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. It provides traceability by accurately checking and automatically recording average weight data.

“The introduction of our new range of terminals gave us the opportunity to re-design some of the associated products to simplify manufacturing, assembly and spares holding” said Tom.

Tom designed the Average Weight System to incorporate our new Venture terminal along with a trade-approved weight indicator. Its bespoke stainless-steel design has been fabricated to ensure strength, durability and corrosion resistance with the food industry in mind.

“It’s simple and easy to clean and maintain and provides a sleek yet robust solution” Tom added.

Average Weight System

Andrew Wozencroft, Product Development Manager said “Our dedicated average weight traceability system automatically records the weight of the sampled products giving live reporting of the batch statistics and produces pre-formatted reports of the batch. This increases the speed and efficiency of complying with Average Weight legislation and provides central reporting for proof of compliance and traceability for audit purposes.”

For further information about the Stevens Average Weight System, please contact us on 01254 685200 or email sales@stevenstraceability.com