Food processors have continued to search for technologies that can freeze food products faster, faster to keep up with newer high-speed formers and other high-speed production line equipment upgrades, faster to provide better economic yields as measured by cost of freezing per pound of production, and faster to preserve the quality of the product itself.
Grimmway Farms, of Bakersfield, CA, is one of the largest processors of carrots in North America. Every year, Grimmway ships hundreds of thousands of tons of carrots to wholesale and retail grocers from its four plants here, some in the form nature created, and some in innovative packaging, including miniatures packed with dipping sauce.
Hinds-Bock Corporation, a leader in the manufacturing of piston fillers and depositors, has added the SP-01 Pump Filler to its SP-64 single piston filler, a workhorse for depositing and filling flowable products from thin liquids to thick batters with particulates. The SP-01 Pump Filler is ideal for flowable liquids with no particulates.
An automated product transfer system consisting of a bulk bag unloader and flexible screw conveyors tripled output of Drywite Ltd.'s dry ingredient for treating cut potatoes for mass consumption of fish and chips. The system allows the British company to satisfy growing worldwide demand for its 'Drywite' product, which preserves the cut potato prior to frying for a better and fresher presentation with less absorption of fat.
A major US snack food manufacturer wanted to reduce the labor cost related to maintaining its conveyors plus have increased flexibility in how these units could be utilized given height restrictions within its various facilities. Hapman engineers were quick to see that conventional designs were inadequate and designed a new system that would that meet the customers needs.
Redesigned to provide more value, the new FZX 2000 Series continues Fristam's tradition of high-performance liquid ring pumps. The FZX 2000 maintains all the features and benefits of its predecessor. These include the abilities to pump product with entrained air, produce several inches of vacuum in inlet piping, lift water up to 23 feet and run bi-directionally-making it possible to empty and fill tanks with the same pump.
Thermo Ramsey has introduced a new weighframe in its line of checkweighing equipment. The ACCUSTAR Global Checkweigher uses the latest, state-of-the-art technology. Rigidly constructed with a finite analysis, open and modular design, the ACCUSTAR Global Checkweigher offers superior weighing properties.
It's the end of the month and you take your bulk material inventory. After you report to the accounting department, you get a call. Where did you get the extra material? Or worse, where did your material go? The receiving tickets and production utilization don't match with the materials on-hand. You send three different operators at different times up on the deck to verify the level measuring system and now have more confusion! The readings conflict with one another which conflict with the level measuring system.
Redesigned to provide more value, the new FZX 2000 Series Sanitary Liquid Ring Pump maintains all of the features and benefits of its predecessor. These include the ability to pump product with entrained air, produce several inches of vacuum in inlet piping, lift water up to 23 feet and run bi-directionally, making it possible to empty and fill tanks with the same pump.
Vilter's family of computer control systems now offers even more options, providing customers with high efficiency. The newest product in the line is the Vantage micro-controller that comes standard on the VSM Mini Screw Compressor. Developed in Windows CE utilizing Think and Do software for user-friendly operation, the Vantage features a smaller profile box and passive screen.