Food and Beverage Testing Equipment and Supplies

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

Konya Seker Maximizes Potato Strip Quality and Yield with ADR®First Solution

December 16, 2010

Konya Seker, the innovative Turkish processor, decided to try something different on their potato strip production line. Unlike other potato processors that use optical sorters to remove defects on their primary lines, Konya Seker relies on an ADR®5 Automatic Defect Removal System from Key Technology. This new application, called the ADR®First solution, maximizes product quality and... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Test & Measuring Instruments

Permeation Tester measures organic gas transmission rate.

December 10, 2010

Using advanced chromatograph analysis technology, PERME(TM) OR2/410 Test System can provide accurate organic gas transmission rate and coefficient of various kinds of films, membranes, sheets, and packages. System is controlled by computer and is suited for companies in areas of food, beverage, and cosmetics, as well as researchers who want to evaluate and control organic gases such as benzene, ester, and aldehyde transmission. Read More

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

Key Technology Introduces Equipment to Improve Wine Grape Receiving Operations

December 2, 2010

Key Technology introduces its family of Crush Pad Equipment Solutions for wineries. Modules, which can be utilized separately or configured as an integrated system, include a Receiving Hopper, Cluster Sorting Table, Post-Destemmer Sorting Table with MOG (material other than grape) separating system, and color sorters. These stainless steel systems help wineries improve their product quality... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Food Processing & Preparation, Test & Measuring Instruments

Automated Permeation System blends ppt gas standards.

November 29, 2010

Using standard permeation tubes, computer-controlled FlexStream(TM)/SD blends single digit ppt mixtures with total dilution flow of 10 L/min or less. First stage combines flow of analyte vapor from Trace Source(TM) permeation tube with precisely controlled dilution gas flow to form ppb concentration primary mixture. In second stage, aliquot of primary mixture is further diluted to form ppt mixture. Permeation tube parameters and concentration requirements are entered via front panel touchscreen. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Packaging Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Multipurpose Packaging Analyzer finds headroom, seal strength, leaks.

November 11, 2010

MultiCheck(TM) 300 provides packagers with all-in-one system that conducts tests for measurement of oxygen headspace, leak detection, and seal strength. Headspace results are determined by probe/pump system, and pressure is applied to determine seal strength. Suited for shelf life sensitive applications involving food, pharmaceutical, and medical products, system can be used to test variety of packages, including flexible, rigid, and composites. Read More

Agricultural and Farming Products, Food Processing & Preparation, Software, Test & Measuring Instruments

Celsis iDairy Innovations in Rapid Testing Keep Pace with Industry Challenges

October 1, 2010

New features and options help dairy micro labs work faster, safer and smarter<4444>CHICAGO - Celsis, the global leader in rapid microbial testing systems for industry, today introduced a range of new features for its Celsis Cellscan(TM) Innovate platform. The innovations help dairy manufacturers and packers maximize testing volume and uptime, remotely access and manage system data, and comply... Read More

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

Mocon Receives Order from China for 40 Permeation Systems

August 26, 2010

Minneapolis, MN (August 18, 2010) - MOCON, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOCO) has received an order from China's State Food & Drug Administration (SFDA) to supply 20 provincial pharmaceutical testing centers with top-of-the-line oxygen and water vapor permeation units.<4444>The centers, located in the western and central parts of China, will each receive a MOCON OX-TRAN® 2/21 ML and a PERMATRAN-W® Model 3/33... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Test & Measuring Instruments

Food Inspection System meets needs of school food services.

July 21, 2010

Sure Check (iQuality) HACCP food Inspection System helps manage Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) and inspection programs for large food services. System combines PDA, temperature data acquisition, and web-based software to automatee monitoring of quality risk factors and unsafe conditions. Compliance records include execution timing, HACCP, recall alert action status, missing checklists, top violations, violation details, single checklist detail, and a daily summary. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Test & Measuring Instruments

Model 8001 e-net Oxygen Permeation Analyzer

March 11, 2010

The Model 8001 e-net Features:<4444>The REMOTE CONSULTANT(TM) Ethernet utility will $ave you money. Client initiated analyzer consulting services via the internet. Integrated computer & intuitive Windows(TM) based software. User-friendly data tracking, searches, sorts, storage and output capabilities. New & improved coulometric oxygen sensor enhances analytical precision. Automatic... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Test & Measuring Instruments

Model 8700 Oxygen Permeation Analyzer

March 11, 2010

Avoid Production scrap and expensive re-work costs. Install a Model 8700 on your production floor. <4444>The Only Available Solution for Lightning-Fast Oxygen Permeation Results (OTR). <4444>Born out of the need to validate production quality of high capacity blow molding units. <4444>The eleven (11) chamber Model 8700 with exceptionally fast Turbopurge(TM) design, enables QA results of coated... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Food Processing & Preparation, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Packaging Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Mocon Unveils Full Set of Solutions for Assessing Beverage Packaging Performance

October 7, 2009

Minneapolis, MN (September 14, 2009)-Known internationally as the leading manufacturer of gas analyzers, permeation instrumentation and package integrity systems, MOCON, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOCO) is unveiling its "beverage instrumentation suite of products" at this year's Drinktec exhibition, September 14-19, in Munich, Germany.<4444>Highlighting these offerings will be the recently-launched OpTech -... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Test & Measuring Instruments

XRD/XRF Analyzer performs solid fat content (SFC) analysis.

July 22, 2009

Capable of measuring 3 distinct polymorphic TGA phases; alpha, beta, and beta-prime, BTX benchtop XRD/XRF analyzer can be positioned close to production process for resolution of issues arising when changing process parameters or raw materials. Based on simultaneous collection of X-ray pattern, system analyzes and identifies key phases in just 30 sec. Analyzer is suited for manufacturers of edible fats such as margarine, shortening, chocolate, cakes, candies, muffins, and biscuits. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Machinery & Machining Tools, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Sorter offers automated inspection of frozen potato products.

June 29, 2009

Manta® uses Vis/IR cameras, Raptor laser technology, and LED lighting to recognize object size, shape, and color differences to detect foreign material. Locating Manta at end of processing line helps assure quality of final product; it can tally specific product characteristics and trigger alarm or process adjustment if out-of-tolerance conditions are detected. Featuring 2 m wide scan area, Manta handles up to 50,700 lb of frozen potato strips per hour, based on 7 mm wide cuts. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Optical Sorting System is designed for whole potatoes.

April 27, 2009

Gently handling product to avoid damage, Optyx® WPS achieves 3-way sort via air ejectors that remove foreign material, and deflector system that separates potatoes for rework from good potatoes. Color line scan cameras, combined with Raptor laser technology, lets system sort peeled and peel-on product. Differentiations that can be made to remove potatoes needing re-work include presence of peel, scab, or gross defects as well as user-defined standards for length, width, or shape. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Test & Measuring Instruments

Seal Tester comes in multi-lane and row configurations.

April 23, 2009

Testing packs of fresh produce/meat on line, Jenton Autotester detects leaking packs at source and allows for product removal and repacking, reducing loss of product. It is suited for any standard gas-flush thermoformer where packs contain headspace, and features intuitive color touch-screen display for operator control. Sound packs are converged into single lane for following metal detection, check-weighing, and pricing systems. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation

Profiler assesses baking ingredients for quality control.

January 20, 2009

Mixolab Profiler offers research, quality control, and testing functions for baking ingredients analysis and complete measurement of dough performance, including effects of protein, starch, fat, fiber, enzymes, and interactions between each of these elements. Approved to ICC 173, device allows assignable profiles to set limits of acceptability, suggesting modifications if flour does not meet required parameters. Standard values are reported in Farinograph Units for traceability of results. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Food Processing & Preparation, Test & Measuring Instruments

Mocon, PTI Enter into Manufacturing, Marketing Agreement for Oxytraq® Oxygen Permeation System

December 15, 2008

Pack Expo Booth E-7510 <4444>Minneapolis, MN (November 5, 2008) - MOCON, Inc. enters into an agreement with Plastics Technologies, Inc. (PTI), Holland, OH, for the manufacturing and global marketing of the OxyTraQ® oxygen permeation system.<4444>"PTI has developed an innovative oxygen permeation testing instrument that is a perfect line extension to MOCON's existing equipment. We are pleased... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Celsis Launches RapiScreen(TM) Beverage Microbial Screening System

December 5, 2008

CHICAGO, Nov. 20 -- Celsis International plc , the global leader in rapid microbial detection solutions for industry, today announced the launch of RapiScreen(TM) Beverage, a new assay for use on the Celsis Innovate -- the company's proven rapid microbial screening instrument for dairy products. This new rapid screening test kit extends the Celsis Innovate platform to efficiently and rapidly... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Test & Measuring Instruments

Sorting Systems reject defective kettle potato chips.

December 2, 2008

Optyx® sorters enable kettle-style potato chip manufacturers to automate inspection process for improved product quality and food safety. Using camera and lighting configuration to sense opacity as well as subtle color differences, systems identify and remove objectionable clusters of chips stuck together as well as defects and foreign material. Optyx 3000 and 6000 feature 24 and 48 in. scan widths, respectively, to handle up to 2,750 and 5,500 lb of kettle chips per hour. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

Thermo Fisher Scientific Streamlines Nitrogen/Protein Determination in Meat Derivative Products

December 1, 2008

DELFT, Netherlands (November 17, 2008) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today introduced a new application note that outlines unprecedented performance capabilities for determining the protein composition in meat derivative products, The application note, entitled "Nitrogen/Protein determination in meat derivative products using the Thermo Scientific FLASH... Read More