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Thermoforming Packaging Line

April 7, 2014 9:25 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Turnkey, end-to-end thermoforming packaging line with all line components from one source allows for full integration of the line modules, the right interfaces, single uniform operator guidance and one person to contact.

Air Compressor

April 7, 2014 9:22 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company's ZW280 oil-less air compressor offers OEM engineers a viable option for applications in food equipment.

Justification for Migration

April 4, 2014 12:00 pm | by Mike Vernak, Marketing Manager, Process Business, Rockwell Automation | Articles | Comments

Many plants with process applications have an outdated distributed control system. As these systems reach the end of their life, migration to a new automation system is required. But before this can take place, internal plant personnel must provide a financial justification.

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UV Disinfection Systems

April 4, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

PureLine PQ range of UV disinfection systems is designed specifically to provide validated and chemical-free treatment of process water used in the food and beverage industry.

Control Panel for Refrigeration

April 4, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The GEA Omni™ control panel is a user-friendly, highly versatile system that features a high-definition, multi-touch screen.

Intelligent Servo Motor

April 4, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

iMOT3242 FM-CAT intelligent brushless servo motor is fully digital with embedded motion controller, drive and position feedback.

Photos of the Day: Maple Syrup Goes High-Tech

April 3, 2014 8:00 am | News | Comments

Maple syrup production has come a long way, but even high-tech operations have had to rely on old-fashioned foot patrols to fix a common problem — leaks. But now sugar-makers are harnessing new wireless monitoring technology to keep the precious sap flowing.

XRF Spectrometer for Milk Powder Analysis

April 3, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Epsilon 1 X-ray fluorescence (XRF) benchtop spectrometer is designed for the analysis of milk powder.

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Motor Brake

April 3, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

MagnaShear™ motor breaks employ oil shear technology for long-service life in applications like the frequent start/stop cycles seen on conveyors, cranes and other material handling equipment.

Drive for Air Compressors

April 3, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company has introduced new drive technology for oil-injected screw compressors with variable speed drive in the 50-125 hp range.

Case Erectors and Sealers for Ultra-Small Cases

April 2, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Both the CE50 Case Erector and CS50 Case Sealer are now equipped to handle RSC cases as small as 5" L x 3.5" W x 3.5" H.

Temperature Data Logger

April 2, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Temperature Data Logger Model TR-71wf contains an integrated Wi-Fi function that enables it to automatically upload recorded data from the logger to company’s free cloud-based web storage service.

Agitator Drive for IBC Polypropylene Tanks

April 2, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Slip-on, quick mount agitator drive provides an enclosed sealed system for mixing batch quantities of low and medium viscosity liquids, eliminating the possibilities of contamination and leakage.

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April Featured Products: Palletizers & Cartoners and Drives, Motors & Bearings

April 1, 2014 3:44 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Each month, Food Manufacturing highlights products in a featured category. This month, we are spotlighting palletizers and cartoners, as well as drives, motors and bearings.

Rotary Screw Compressor

April 1, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company’s ASD rotary screw compressors series units are available in 25, 30, and 40 hp with flows from 106-194 cfm and pressures to 217 psig.

High-Temperature Lubricant

April 1, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Klüberfood NH1 CH 2-220 oil is designed for lubricating high-temperature chains in baking and beverage can manufacturing applications.

PID Controllers

April 1, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The PXU series of proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers enables tighter, more reliable control over a wide range of processes, including temperature, flow and pressure, from a single model.

Fill Level Monitoring: Saving Money and Staying Safe

March 31, 2014 8:00 am | by John Terra | Articles | Comments

Fill level monitoring, an alternative to checkweighing inspection, is a stage of the manufacturing process in which packages are filled to the correct height, regardless of the type of container or contents, using thermal imaging, sensors  and X-rays to measure the proper level.

Double C-Face Coupler Brake

March 31, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company’s double C-face coupler brake mounts on the drive-end of a standard C-Face motor, replacing the commonly used motor brakes mounted on the back of a special motor designed with a mounting flange and extended shaft on the fan end of the motor.

Mat-Style Conveyors

March 31, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Mat-Style Conveyors are designed for package and product handling versatility. They easily handle flexible packaging, plastic containers, cartons, cases and bundles.

External Frame Grabber for Imaging Systems

March 31, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

iPORT™ SB-GigE and SB-U3 external frame grabbers help imaging system manufacturers and integrators reduce costs, simplify cabling and speed time-to-market.

Bulk Bag Filling Systems

March 28, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company's 3-A, USDA-, FDA- and BISSC-compliant bulk bag filling systems are engineered, fabricated and constructed to speed inspections, simplify integration and ensure qualification for startup into food processing and packaging operations.

Stainless Steel Conveyor Belt

March 28, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The basic version of the TwenteFlex™ belt is completely manufactured from high quality stainless steel. A hybrid version manufactured from stainless steel and modules of Acetal (POM) is also available.

Field Potato Sorter

March 28, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Field Potato Sorter (FPS) is a high-throughput optical sorter for unwashed potatoes, enabling processors and packer companies to lower labor and potato storage costs while raising product quality and yield.

Eccentric Disc Pumps

March 27, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

SLS Series, C Series, S Series and Micro C Series eccentric disc pump models are designed for use in product-recovery operations in food and beverage manufacturing and handling.

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