Food Handling Equipment and Supplies

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Modular Conveyor Belt features hygienic design.

November 26, 2010

Consisting of 23.7 in. full-width link molding, MPB Single Link® eliminates directional joints throughout belt width and potential bacteria retention. Conical design hinges within transverse links allow effective cleaning, while self-draining design ensures liquids or detergent remnants are drained automatically from bottom of belt. By eliminating directional joints, side transfer of heavy or bulky products is accommodated and surface irregularities are minimized. Read More

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

Recyclable CPET Trays offer stability from -40 to +400°F.

November 9, 2010

Encompass(TM) Lite 1(TM) CPET trays provide processors of microwavable, ovenable, and ready-to-eat foods with sustainable packaging choice. Recyclable as No. 1 where infrastructure exists, trays exhibit toughness at temperatures down to -40°F and dimensional stability at temperatures to +400°F. Trays are impact-modified to prevent breakage at low temperatures and FDA-approved for high-temperature use as well as bake-in applications. Inherent oxygen barrier protects freshness and flavor. Read More

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

Huhtamaki to Highlight Flexible, Sustainable Packaging and In-Plant Forming Systems at PACK EXPO

November 4, 2010

De Soto, KS - From dual-ovenable containers to new in-plant packaging formers, Huhtamaki will feature flexible and sustainable products in booth #4142 during PACK EXPO International 2010, set for October 31-November 3 in the North Hall of Chicago's McCormick Place.<4444>"PACK EXPO visitors can see firsthand how we're meeting industry demands for more cost-efficient and environmentally conscious... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing, Packaging Equipment, Green & Clean

Smurfit-Stone's Ensulate® and Meta Tray-8® Featured at PMA Fresh Summit, October 15-18 in Orlando

October 13, 2010

CREVE COEUR, Mo. and CHICAGO -- Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, one of the industry's leading containerboard and corrugated packaging producers, will introduce two products that deliver exceptional produce protection at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit Expo, October 15-18 at the Orlando County Convention Center.<4444>Ensulate® is Smurfit-Stone's new proprietary wax... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Packaging Equipment

ARPAC to Feature the MTE-1200 Rollover/Fold and Lock Style Tray Erector at the Pack Expo 2010 Show, Booth # S-400! McCormick Place Chicago, October 31 - November 3, 2010

October 6, 2010

Schiller Park, IL <4444>The MTE-1200 Series automatically tray erects a "fold and lock" style tray at a rate of 20 per minute. The system works on demand and not only eliminates reptitive hand motions, but also saves space and increases efficiency in almost any production or distribution environment.<4444>The flexible MTE-1200 is easy to adjust between sizes and will erect trays with strong... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Packaging Equipment

Pactiv Invests Nearly $12 Million to Expand Capacity for Meat Packaging Trays to Meet Increased Customer Demand

October 6, 2010

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - September 14, 2010 - Pactiv Corporation (NYSE: PTV), a leader in the foodservice packaging industry, announced today that it has scheduled the final phase of a nearly $12 million equipment upgrade to increase capacity for its line of expanded polystyrene food processor trays. The two-year program-to update selected extrusion, thermoforming, padding, and packaging equipment in... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage

Precision Material Handling System Moves Highly Fragile Food Product at a Rate of 12,000 Pounds Per Hour While Reducing Finished Product Reject Rate

September 23, 2010

This automated material handling system provides a total process solution for moving highly fragile food product through multiple process operations into bulk storage for temporary holding prior to final packaging. At a process rate of 12,000 pounds per hour, bulk totes of the food product are nested into a lift carriage; the tote is sealed to a custom-designed discharge hood. The tote is... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage

Flexible Screw Conveyor handles sluggish ingredients.

August 18, 2010

Featuring stainless steel construction with 150 grit sanitary finish, Helix(TM) Hi/Lo Conveyor ensures food safety when processing sluggish powder and bulk solid ingredients. Unit conveys to heights of 12 ft at rates up to 25 cfm. With steep, conical shape, optional mass-flow hopper encourages discharge of non-free flowing ingredients without separate in-hopper agitation. Support framing is angled at 45° to discourage ingredients and washwater from settling on conveyor. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage

Over 200 Spiroflow Flexible Screw Conveyors With Integral Bag Tip Stations in World's Leading Snack Food Plants

June 17, 2010

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--- Spiroflow Systems, Inc. and its sister company Spiroflow Ltd. report that over 200 Flexible Screw Conveyor (FSC) systems with integrated Bag Tip Stations known to the industry as 'flavor feeders' have been installed and are in operation at plants of leading snack food producers worldwide. The systems are primarily being used to transfer bags of seasoning and flavoring to... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage

Hygienic Shelving suits cold room storage of food.

May 11, 2010

ColdRoom+ Wire Shelving is noncorrosive, modular wire hygienic shelving system manufactured from mild steel. Steel is washed and coated with polyester powder resin that is hard-baked to ensure protection against corrosion/bacteria. Featuring open-wire design, system optimizes air circulation for when storing food products in cold rooms and ambient defrost storage areas. Shelf loading is 360 kg on spans up to 1,220 mm long and 300 kg on spans over 1,220 mm. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Software

Flavor Control Software regulates product feed rates.

December 1, 2009

Designed for snack food industry, intelli-flav® v2 flavoring system is intended for use with roflo® 3 gateless and fully reversible transfer and distribution conveyors. Program measures flavor rates and product flow to monitor and self-regulate correct feed-rates. When product flow rate changes, it issues corresponding change in flavor rate, ensuring delivery of correct ratio of flavor to product. Settings are retained as recipe on touchscreen to simplify operation. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage

Stainless Steel Swivel Caster has load capacity of 100 kg.

October 1, 2009

Featuring swivel brackets made of chromium-nickel plated stainless steel with bolt hole fitting, LIXR-VKHT has heat-resistant Blickle Hotline® special solid black rubber wheel. Caster features double ball bearing in swivel head, strong central kingpin, Teflon®-coated stainless steel axle tube, and zinc-plated bolted wheel axle. Metric caster withstands temperature from -22°F to 500°F and temporarily up to 535°F. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage

Conveyor provides automation for food industry applications.

June 15, 2009

Capable of sustaining speeds of 260 fpm, AquaGard(TM) SS modular conveyor includes 1 in. nosebar tails for small part transfers; powered transfer for consistent speeds; and roller transfer plate which provides smooth product transitions with minimal added length. Bracket design allows various controls to be added without drilling, while belts, supported by UHMW wear strips, are available in 4-36 in. widths and 3-83 ft lengths. All parts are FDA-approved and meet/exceed BISSC standards. Read More

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

Portion Classifiers handle poultry products.

May 28, 2009

Designed for in-motion sizing and distribution of poultry items, 9 in. AccuSizer(TM) Portion Classifiers handle breast filets, wings, drums, thighs, whole legs, and other smaller food portions weighing less than 2 lb and shorter than 10 in. Units incorporate tubeless frame, IP69K-rated touchscreen interface with graphical displays, and quick-release hopper and chute designs. Operators can size up to 180 portions/min, with tolerance of +1.0 g at one standard deviation. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage

Easy to Clean Conveyor

May 21, 2009

Hapman's patented Hi/Lo Helix(TM) Flexible Screw Conveyor allows you to safely and easily handle wash-downs, servicing, and auger changeovers in minutes from the floor level saving you time and money. A touch of a button raises and lowers the conveyor from heights of up to 11 feet. In the lowered position, the Hapman Hi/Lo Helix(TM) conveyor is quickly and easily disassembled for cleaning;... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage

Distribution Pallet meets GMA standards.

May 12, 2009

Made of flame-resistant galvanized steel, Steelpac Distribution Pallet is 100% cleanroom compatible and meets Grocery Manufacturers Association capacity and compatibility standards. Pallet is washable, does not attract or harbor insects, and works with automated palletizers since it will not crack or splinter. Measuring 48 x 40 x 5.5 in., pallet has 4-way fork lift and pallet jack access. It provides more than 3,500 lb of unsupported racking capacity and 40,000 lb of static load. 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

Fasteners & Hardware, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage

Justrite Mfg. Named to Market Universal Drum Locks

April 15, 2009

Universal Die Cast, Inc., a Machesney Park, IL. based company has selected Justrite Manufacturing (est.1906) to be the exclusive marketer for its univ-lok drum lock (pat. pend). Justrite is a leading manufacturer of storage, handling and security products including fire prevention safety equipment for hazardous materials, environmental protection spill containment devices and specialized... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage

Casters feature dual brake system.

April 1, 2009

Offered in plate type or threaded bolt type, MX-125 Series features Swivel Only or Wheel and Swivel brake function. Units operate as rigid type when in Swivel Locked Only position. With load capacity of approximately 264 lb each, casters ensure stability in medical, automotive, marine, electronic, entertainment, and food equipment applications. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Safety & Security Equipment

Industrial Powder-Free Gloves feature polymer coating.

March 31, 2009

Utilizing fusion bonding as co-polymer manufacturing process, SemperGuard® Nitrile powder-free industrial glove have less amount of chlorine to prevent cracking, peeling and discoloration with normal use. FDA 21 CFR Guidelines and Agriculture, and Agri-Foods Canada Requirements compliant units suit food handling and processing, pharmaceutical and laboratory applications. Read More