Food Processing & Preparation

Material Handling & Storage, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Food Processing & Preparation

Eye Opener eases use of eye droppers.

February 12, 2015

Suited for daily use, DropAid has circular aperture which fits perfectly onto eye drop bottle top and helps to open it with very little effort or pressure. When application aid is placed vertically on bottle neck with crescent part clipped onto open bottle, it can be rested firmly on side of eye so that correct number of drops can be given. DropAid is especially suitable for senior patients and children and is designed to fit System A Dropper Bottles for ophthalmic applications. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, HVAC, Safety & Security Equipment

Kitchen Hood suppresses stove top fires.

February 6, 2015

Used over standard 30 or 36 in. residential range, GRRS Fire Ready Hood incorporates UL300A Listed self-contained, commercial-style automatic fire suppression system. Exhaust fan can be operated manually with face-mounted dial or automatically based on hood temperature which is monitored by onboard controller. If temperatures continue to rise beyond rating of system’s fusible link, Amerex 660 agent will be released through 4 nozzles directed at appliance and 1 nozzle into exhaust duct. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Food Processing & Preparation

HDPE Bottle targets food applications.

February 3, 2015

Available with head standing or dosing cap for garnishing or decoration of dishes, Allrounder 875 mL HDPE Bottle is suitable for both retail and catering markets. Bottle fits comfortably in hand, has ribbed structure for stability, and provides large label area for branding, maximizing shelf presence. Typical applications include delivery of dressings, sauces, and ketchups. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Optics & Photonics

Seafood Tracking System has water- and dust-resistant touchscreen.

February 2, 2015

Targeting seafood processors, SIMBA Seafood Traceability System lets users process, label, and track their products. Washdown touchscreen supports use in harsh conditions and fosters accelerated processing. Providing information of production in real-time for inventory reporting to sales, system can track, label, and ship unlimited number of products with specific species and characteristics. Direct interface is supported to any scale with digital output to serial or USB port. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Non-Industrial Products, Food Processing & Preparation

Dual-Chamber Bottle separates dry ingredients and liquids.

January 22, 2015

Available in sizes ranging from 5–60 mL, New Shaker single-dose bottle stores dry, functional-ingredient powders in plug and plunger located under cap, with flavored liquid contained in bottle. Separation helps keep dry ingredients as stable and fresh as possible and prevents degradation. To use, consumer screws cap down, past safety ring, until cap rests on bottle shoulder. This causes plunger to press through plug, releasing dry powder into liquid below. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, HVAC, Food Processing & Preparation, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Non-Industrial Products, Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Sample Handling Products cover diverse applications.

January 22, 2015

Shakes, rockers, mixers, and stirrers are available for molecular and biological mixing applications, while peltier chiller or thermocyclers, which chill or heat samples, facilitate temperature-sensitive reactions. Homogenizers and liquid nitrogen cooler mortars blend, homogenize, or crush samples, while splash shields and fume hoods protect laboratory workers from injury and provide proper ventilation. Vacuum desiccators protect and preserve moisture-sensitive and hygroscopic materials. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage

Food and Produce Traceability System incorporates touchscreen.

January 20, 2015

Featuring washdown-resistant touchscreen that supports use in harsh conditions, SIMBA (Specialized Inventory Management with Barcode Accuracy) enables fresh food producers to process, label, and track their products from field to customer. System automatically generates bills of lading and verifies shipments, and user can track and organize products by pallet, lot, and case. Unit interfaces directly to any scale with digital output to serial or USB port. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage

Polycarbonate Gravity Bins feature portion control handle.

January 8, 2015

Offering 4 gallon and 8 gallon capacities, respectively, Models NG-4 and NG-8 allow bulk food products to be dispensed in controlled portion sizes. Depth of 18 in. fully utilizes standard retail shelf, which is typically 18–22 in. deep. Shelf retention strip is included.   Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Packaging Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

PP Clarifying Additive promotes thermoformed package aesthetics.

December 16, 2014

Millad® NX™ 8000 enhances polypropylene (PP) with clarity and bright appearance to convey quality and increase shelf appeal. Also, PP materials clarified with this fourth-generation clarifying agent exhibit increased sustainability. Product can be used in diverse processing methods, including injection molding, blow molding, and thermoforming, and is available in masterbatch and powder forms. Use of clarified PP for food trays and container bases enhances compatibility with PP films. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Test & Measuring Instruments, Material Handling & Storage, Machinery & Machining Tools

Vegetable Sorting System has integrated, high-capacity design.

December 2, 2014

Singular system comprising 3-deck Iso-Flo® fines removal shaker or dewatering shaker, acceleration belt, and Manta® 2000 series digital sorter inspects up to 13,000 lb/hr of spinach, 12,000 lb/hr of cut romaine or iceberg lettuce, and 50,000 lb/hr of cut cabbage. Placed at receiving, after cutting, or after washing and drying, system is capable of removing 100% of foreign material with 0.5% false reject rate. GUI can reside on system and be accessed remotely via network or Internet. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Services

X-Ray Systems detect contaminants in bulk food ingredients.

November 28, 2014

With Xpert B400 and B600, food processors, growers, and packers can address potential contaminants in bulk materials such as seeds, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Users can choose from conveyor belt widths of 400 and 600 mm, which run at max speed of 80 m/min. Typical detection sensitivities are 1–1.5 mm for metals and 3–4 mm for glass and rocks. Three guide types help products stay on conveyor belt, while adjustable metering device facilitates consistent product level for optimum detection. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Non-Industrial Products

Color-Coded Cutting Boards help prevent cross contamination.

November 26, 2014

Available in 12 x 18, 15 x 20, and 18 x 24 in. sizes, each measuring ½ in. thick, Saf-T-Grip® Cutting Boards are double-sided, color-coded boards that help prevent cross contamination for HACCP compliance. NSF-certified boards optimize employee safety with anti-slip grip and have integrated hook that allows sanitary transport and storage. Offered in blue, brown, green, red, yellow, and white, co-polymer boards are dishwasher safe. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment

Hot-Fill PET Containers accept metal lug closures.

November 25, 2014

Targeting food packaging industry, A-PEX63TM system comprises 24 oz, 51 g, shatter-proof, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers that allow fitment of metal lug closures. Design ensures sealing integrity is maintained and meets industry average for removal torque. Along with 63 mm finish, packages feature functional pop (audible) tamper-evident indicator button on closure and are hot fillable up to 205°F. Powerflex™ vacuum absorbing base is available. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment

IML Containers and Lids create brand differentiation.

November 24, 2014

Injection molded in polypropylene in 4 sizes from 250 g to 1 kg, In-Mold Label Containers and Lids generate on-shelf impact for spreads and yellow fats. In-mold labeling enables multi-colored and intricate designs to be created that cover entire area of packs. Labels can also be supplied with metal-effect finish or with barrier to prevent oxygen ingress. For flexibility on filling lines, 250, 450, and 500 g packs fit single lid, making them fully interchangeable. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Machinery & Machining Tools

Seed Corn Sorters offer double-sided inspection.

November 24, 2014

Featuring top- and bottom-mounted sensors, Veo™ DS Sorters offer double-sided inspection, providing optimized detection capabilities to identify and remove seed corn ears with remaining husk as well as defects and foreign material from product stream. Integrated Iso-Flo® vibratory infeed, designed specifically for seed corn ears, receives output from husker and arranges ears in singulated monolayer for optimal presentation to sorter’s vision system. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Polyethylene Tubing suits industrial and food-related uses.

November 13, 2014

Available in linear low density formulation, Zelite™ Tubing resists splitting, making it suitable for air lines, chemical/fluid transfer, wire jacketing, pneumatics, and instrumentation. Lightweight polyethylene tubing is manufactured from 100%, non-toxic, virgin-grade, raw materials that conform to FDA standards. Offered in ¼–1¾ in. OD sizes, chemically inert product forms barrier to gases and moisture, remains flexible at temperatures below 0°F, and offers max operating temperature of 140°F. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Packaging Equipment

Sealed Air Form-Fill-Seal Shrink Systems offer speed, flexibility.

October 27, 2014

Featuring servo motor controls as well as picture-based controls and navigation, Shanklin® Hy-Speed Servo continuous motion wrapping systems handle up to 180 packages/min. HS Servo 15 and 19 respectively process products with max widths of 15 and 19 in. Compatible with films as thin as 30 gauge, systems offer smooth operation with counterbalanced box motion end seal design and ¾ in. reinforced aluminum side frames. Adjustable-height end seal jaws enable processing of up to 8 in. high packages. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage

Food Storage Containers help prevent cross-contamination.

October 22, 2014

Using RimGlow™ technology to provide transparent color, StorPlus™ Color Coded Food Storage Containers help meet standard as part of complete HACCP program. Color coding aims to prevent cross-contamination and optimize identification. Featuring dishwasher-safe, polycarbonate design, containers come in 3½, 5, and 8½ gallon sizes measuring 12 x 18 x 6 in., 12 x 18 x 9 in., and 18 x 26 x 6 in., respectively. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Services

Validation Service tests polymeric cartridge filters.

October 15, 2014

Available for polymeric cartridge filters used within pharmaceutical industry, in-process Product Validation Service ensures compliance with standards set by regulatory authorities including U.S. FDA, European Pharmacopeia, and ISO 13408-2. Company will provide independent testing for chemical compatibility, extractables, leachables, and bacterial retention. This is in line with recommendations of Parenteral Drug Association’s Technical Report 26 'Sterilizing Filtration of Liquids'. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Green & Clean

Mushroom Containers are made from 80% recycled content.

September 23, 2014

Available to mushroom growers and packers, Ultratill™ low-density PETE (LDPETE) containers are compatible with standard wrapping equipment and manufactured with 80% recycled post-consumer material. Square and rectangular designs help optimize shelf space utilization, while standard and custom colors can complement specific branding. While 5.52 x 4.896 x 2.3 in. and 5.526 x 7.526 x 1.45 in. sizes offer 8 oz volume, 5.526 x 7.526 x 2.215 in. size offers 16 oz volume. Read More