Food Processing & Preparation

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

Food Processing & Preparation, Test & Measuring Instruments, Services

X-Ray Inspection System targets food manufacturers.

September 22, 2014

In addition to performing foreign object detection, NextGuard X-ray Platform is capable of inspecting packaged products for flaws such as missing pieces or components using customizable vision software. Several algorithms detect less dense contaminants such as glass or rocks in complex textured products such as nuts or tea bag boxes. Utilizing density information in X-ray image, optional mass estimation software can estimate weight and detect under/over filled products. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Plant Furnishings & Accessories, Thermal & Heating Equipment, Non-Industrial Products

Protective Covers fit half size bakery racks.

September 19, 2014

Protecto® SUPRO-14-EC-1/2 covers half sized bakery racks, which stand 38 in. tall. Constructed from clear, .010 in. thick, phthalate-free, tin-free, lead-free, and heavy metal-free PVC, cover separates contents from adverse environmental factors and helps prevent food spoilage. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation

Mini Bakeware helps maximize bakery sales.

September 17, 2014

Constructed of durable 26-gauge aluminized steel, Chicago Metallic Mini Bakeware creates on-trend single-serving baked goods, including cakes, brownies, and cheesecakes. Trays measure 11.125 x 15.75 in. and are coated with AMERICOAT® and silicone bakery release coating to ensure easy removal of baked goods. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

External Protection Valve helps keep packaged coffee fresh.

September 17, 2014

Applied to coffee packaging to prevent product deterioration, V55 allows roasting gas to escape without allowing oxygen and external odors to enter bag/can. This maintains aroma of packaged product while also preventing bag from bloating. Coffee manufacturers can apply up to 150 of these 0.49 x 0.49 x 0.014 in. valves per minute, and valve offers reliable opening and closing pressure to ensure optimal product quality. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Machinery & Machining Tools

Slab Former features flexible working width.

September 16, 2014

Designed to minimize or eliminate trim when processing masses for cereal, candy, protein, and fruit bars, WRF 600 Flex Roller Former enables width changes without production stoppages. System features smooth slab former with flexible working width allowing step-less and tool-free adjustments for precise cutting of bars in different sizes. As standard feature, slab thickness can be continuously adjusted between 0.196–1.181 in. WRF 600 features hygienic design and offers access from all sides. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Lubricants, Machinery & Machining Tools, Green & Clean

Straight Oils suit severe cutting and grinding operations.

September 12, 2014

Derived from carefully selected vegetable base stocks, and augmented to provide optimized viscosity, lubricity, and oxidative stability, EQO-MAX Series is developed for severe cutting and grinding on stainless steels, titanium, and other exotic alloys in demanding industrial sectors like aerospace parts and medical devices. Oils totally eliminate foaming when running in high-pressure coolant delivery systems at 1,000 psi or higher. Read More