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VIDEO: Nutella Experiments With 3D Printing

June 24, 2014 9:46 am | by Structur3d Printing | Videos | Comments

In this brief, yet powerful video, Nutella dips into the realm of 3D printing. The hazelnut-spread maker experimented with the Discov3ry Extruder, an add-on extruder with the ability to print a whole new range of paste-like materials, at the Bay Area Maker Faire.

Study: Artisan Cheese Maker Startup Costs Exceed $250K

June 24, 2014 8:20 am | by David Robinson, Oregon State University | News | Comments

In an Oregon State University study, researchers developed a tool for predicting artisan cheese startup and operating costs based on a number of factors, including types of milk and cheese. Experts say aspiring cheesemakers should expect to pay at least $250,000.

Pink Color-Coded Products

June 24, 2014 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company has introduced pink to its collection of color-coded products for material handling, janitorial, safety, lab and processing applications. 

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Vacuum Packaging

June 24, 2014 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

This vacuum packaging machine is a thermoforming machine for food, non-food and medical products. Product is made of a solid frame construction of either aluminum or stainless steel. 

Packaging System Disrupts Produce Biofilm

June 23, 2014 8:00 am | by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem | News | Comments

Eating fruits and veggies is good for you, but sometimes there's a price to pay: illness caused by bacterial biofilms that adhere to the produce and to the packaging. A graduate student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has discovered a way to attack the bacteria.

Bulk Bag Discharger

June 23, 2014 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company features bulk bag discharging system that can be configured to accept bulk bags loaded via integral hoist system, customer supplied hoist or forklift. Integral hoist systems typically include a heavy-duty electric motorized hoist and trolley and a bag lifting frame for safe bag loading.

Thermal Imaging Camera

June 23, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

It's essential to carefully control the temperature of perishable goods throughout production, transportation, storage and sales. Company's imaging cameras are a a tool to make automated non-contact temperature measurements.

Explosion Proof String Lights

June 23, 2014 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Explosion proof string lights have several lights hanging off a single gauge cord. The hand lamps come in 12 volts DC and 120 volts AC configurations.

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High Power Instrument Laser Module

June 20, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company’s new high power SMF coupled laser modules are designed to meet the performance demands of the optical test equipment marketplace. The high peak optical power SCW lasers serve 1310nm through 1650nm wavelengths.

Sanitary Pump

June 20, 2014 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's high suction sanitary pump satisfies demanding processing requirements using the unique pumping principle.

Seafood Expo Asia is a Fish Trade Epicenter

June 19, 2014 1:16 pm | by Diversified Communications | News | Comments

Suppliers of seafood products, services and processing equipment have already reserved more than 1,400 square meters of exhibition space for Seafood Asia Expo. Highlights for this year include a host of pavilions representing all parts of the world.

VIDEO: Chef Jamie Oliver Experiments with Google Glass

June 19, 2014 8:35 am | by Jamie Oliver | Videos | Comments

Jamie Oliver, a British chef known for his Food Tube channel, experiments with Google Glass for the first time. Without the need for cameramen or soundmen, Oliver is able to film his own video. Google Glass makes it easy to record video though the eyes of the wearer.

US Factory Output Rebounded in May

June 19, 2014 8:20 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing output rose in May after in shrinking in April, led by greater production of autos, computers and furniture. The gains show that Americans, buoyed by steady job gains, are buying more cars while businesses are ordering more machinery and goods.

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Container Closures

June 19, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Product material provides an alternative to silicone by offering lower absorption and adsorption characteristics than silicone and does not contain silicone oils, which are substances that are undesirable in some processes.

Filler/Depositor

June 19, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's single piston filler/depositor, for the baking and food industry, has large port openings to permit filling of chunky ingredients without crushing. 

Improving On-the-Floor Maintenance with Mobile Devices

June 18, 2014 2:26 pm | by Jeffrey Dalto | Blogs | Comments

One way mobile can help at work is as an aid to maintenance workers — by getting information where it’s needed and to the person who needs it, by allowing or improving communications over distances and by helping to ensure and track compliance. 

Packaging Film

June 18, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company showcases special packaging film that replaces heavy cans, bottles, jars, trays and select flexible packaging. The product is stackable, flexible and reclosable.

Silicone Material

June 18, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

New silicone material for the food and beverage industry offers superior chemical and temperature resistance in aggressive environments. Product can be molded into custom-tailored profiles and blocks microwave radiation leakage in large commercial applications.

Vibration-Immune Weighing

June 18, 2014 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's smart force transducer digital load cells incorporate exclusive filtering algorithms that continuously identify and extract spurious weight readings from the weight measurement, even in secure process environments. 

Molecular Detection Assay Salmonella

June 17, 2014 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's new molecular detection assay helps food processors and other parties detect Salmonella. The assay is certified for egg, meat, dairy, powdered dairy products, cocoa-based products, spices and herbs, concentrates and instant coffees.

Sanitary Receivers

June 17, 2014 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

New series of sanitary receivers convey difficult powders in applications that require a high level of sanitary design and frequent cleaning.

Bulk Bag Discharging System

June 16, 2014 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Half-frame bulk bag discharging system is a custom designed unit featuring a stainless steel massaging system to promote product discharge.

Smart Weight Belt Feeder

June 16, 2014 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The smart weight belt feeder features a primary weigh bridge and offers an optional secondary weigh bridge that provides continuous online auto tare, reducing maintenance, frequency of calibration and improving long term stability.

First Capsule-Based Espresso System Goes to Space

June 13, 2014 11:53 am | by Lavazza | News | Comments

Astronauts aboard the International Space System frequently remark that the thing they miss most while aboard is espresso coffee. With the launch of ISSpresso, the first capsule-based espresso system specifically designed for space, that hope is now a reality.

Canadian Food Institute Lays Groundwork for Innovation

June 13, 2014 11:06 am | by Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute | News | Comments

The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute released several reports about supporting innovation and creating new opportunities for food manufacturers, as part of its final series of work about the competitiveness of Canada's largest manufacturing sector.

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