Candy company executive Nello Ferrara lived a sweet life. The man who brought the world Lemonheads and Atomic Fire Balls routinely serenaded the restaurants where he dined and held mandatory family dinners every Sunday, said his son, Salvatore Ferrara.
California's ripe olive growers have a significant impact on the state's economy, yielding nearly $493.6 million in annual economic activity – or nearly $1.4 million dollars each day of the year – as a result of grower spending, according to a newly released report commissioned by the California Olive Committee (COC) and conducted by Dennis H. Tootelian, Ph.D., Tootelian & Associates.
United Fresh 2012 features a trade show format customized for each segment of the produce industry. The show offers a combination of cutting-edge education, technical innovations, marketing expertise and networking opportunities.
The U.S. Food Showcase will be held, once again, in conjunction with FMI’s Supermarket Industry Exposition at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas April 30 - May 3, 2012.
Robotic palletizing is an effective way for food manufacturers to ensure proper palletization when preparing pallets of varying shapes and sizes.
SNAXPO 2012 will be held March 16-19 in Phoenix. It will be a full equipment show so there will be plenty of big equipment on hand. Attendees will have the chance to learn firsthand in a single setting about the newest equipment and innovations for snack food manufacturing.
The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In the January/February 2012 issue , we ask: What factors should food manufacturers consider when developing a pest control plan?
ThermoDrive solid surface belts are homogeneous thermoplastic with 100% closed surfaces, making them well suited for hygienic food processing applications. The product is the first to combine the best features of modular plastic link style and traditional flat belts.
Company customizes the height of its machinery with optional leg extensions.
Discover the costs and paybacks associated with six levels of conveyor construction as well as best use practices for conveyor construction by type and application. Learn the types of conveyor frames and designs that offer superior sanitation properties and increased cleaning efficiencies.
The new DynaClean line is engineered from the bottom up to fulfill a need for custom food conveyor systems that are reconfigurable. The line is designed and built to meet NSF, FDA, USDA and BISCC standards and is fabricated with stainless steel and sturdy plastic segments. Segments are engineered to quickly connect with each other.
The Baldor-Dodge pre-lubricated GRID-LIGN coupling has a lubed-for-life design that eliminates the time and expense associated with preventive maintenance. Interchangeable with existing grids, hubs and covers, this product is easy to install with no mess, and eliminates unexpected downtime associated with improper coupling lubrication.
New EB-190 series bench scales feature large, 1" high LCD displays with ColorZONE check-weighing. The unit is set to display different color, high-contrast weight readouts based on under, acceptable and over weights during the check-weighing process. The target weights are easy to assign through the keypad and can be changed quickly as different sized products are weighed.
The new visibility panel enhances the ability of the dock door to lower energy costs. This full panel section, comprising at least a quarter of the door area, allows sunlight and provides visibility to the outside to monitor truck traffic. The unit can effectively ward off material handling vehicle collisions and suffer no damage.
The FD Food Portioning Scale is a rugged, multi-use product for food portioning and checkweighing. The unit is designed to clearly and quickly display weighing results using a large backlit LCD display that provides updates within 2 seconds. An audible buzzer alerts users when limits are reached. The product can be set to either simply display a weight, or to act as a dedicated, low-profile checkweigher for food portioning and grading.
The fully automated, food-grade bulk material handling system was built to be compliance-ready at startup and to conform to specific, regulated processes and practices of the wash-in-place (WIP) application. The integrated system includes powered infeed conveyor, 2,000 lb.-capacity container lift carriage, 304-2b stainless steel custom discharge hood, surge hopper and vibratory conveyor.
Self-propelled trailers in capacities to 100 tons and greater are ideal for in-plant operation in congested, confined areas and narrow intersecting aisles. The products feature computerized independent steering, on-center rotating front axles, remote control operation, low-profile design and on-board power generation.
The Guidelok Slimline is designed for vertical cable carrier applications operating on storage-and-retrieval units in high-bay warehouses, as well as elevators and material handling equipment. Compact and easy to install, the product allows safe energy and data supply. The unit travels freely and safely between small sections of steel trough.
The Valor 1000 line of Compact Precision Scales offers an ergonomic design and portability. Checkweighing and accumulation modes in concert with lb, kg, g and oz units provide multi-use measurements. The products feature a front panel leveling bubble, backlit LCD display and over-accept-under indication with an audible buzzer.
The FLA 1650 Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) provides a material handling link between production lines and warehousing. The system is ideal for manufacturers of plastic, glass or metal containers. Other product features include: Automatic pick up and drop off of unitized loads Laser guidance for easy of installation and maximum layout flexibility Deep lane storage capability and stacking two or three loads high Special safety feature to stabilize tall loads Inventory control, production statistics and interface with plant host Open, nonproprietary AGV onboard and offboard software Amerden, Inc.
DURAFLEX® metal conveyor belting features the Kwik Connect Splice Rod, which is engineered to eliminate any weak point where the belt could fail. The product design is lightweight while remaining durable, and it hinges, reducing belt fatique. The product is manufactured from food-safe stainless steel with wide openings for easy cleaning.
DURAFLEX® BX suction cups offer improved sealing capabilities for products with porous, uneven or textured surfaces, allowing manufacturers to increase line productivity and reduce energy consumption. The series includes 10mm, 15mm and 20mm sizes and is available in eight diameters from 10mm to 110mm.
The Bulk Material Density Guide consists of powder and bulk solids. The guide is an online reference tool to help customers determine the correct specifications in designing a system. It is available on every product page as well as the support page, offering access to hundreds of material densities and including a compound search option.
The Zoned Accumulation Conveyor with roll-to-roll chain driven live rollers is designed to handle medium to heavy-duty loads. The zone lengths can be designed to coincide with the product lengths. The entire length is then driven by a single power unit. Each accumulation zone is driven by air-operated clutches that are controlled by photo-eyes and solenoids located in each zone.
The Grape Receiving & Inspection Platform (GRIP) combines a receiving hopper with a vibratory cluster sorting table, resulting in an efficient and labor-saving process. The hopper accepts the entire bin at once, and the design allows metering of clusters without bridging or plugging. The table features an adjustable speed control that optimizes the feed rate from the hopper to display product evenly for thorough inspection.