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Automatic Film Splicer

November 7, 2014 2:36 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The product, an automatic web splicing system for printed sleeve films, will increase line efficiency in sleeved packaging operations by eliminating film roll change downtime. 

Firmware For Meters, Controllers

November 7, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Newly added Gas Select Composer permits finer control of changing gas mixtures for food packing. 

Digital Color Printing System

November 6, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The 2600 Series upgrade brings several value added benefits to the Digital Color Printing System, including faster speeds and improved print resolution. 

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TKO VertiCool Door

November 4, 2014 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TKO VertiCool door is designed to work in conjunction with vertical storing dock levelers. 

Ultra-High Shear Mixer

November 4, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Sample applications include beverage and flavor emulsions, nutritional supplements, fiber dispersions, sauces, dressings, condiments, creams, purees and confectionaries. 

Dust Collector

November 3, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The MCF is built to handle heavy dust loads including abrasive materials, and comes in configurations to fit most industrial air quality applications.

Sorting System

October 31, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

TOMRA Sorting Food's Genius 640 3-way optical belt sorter is suitable for sorting fresh cut produce, vegetables, nuts, fruit, seafood and potato products. 

Simple Paper Keeps Produce Fresh Up to 2-4 Times Longer

October 30, 2014 10:55 am | by The Lempert Report | News | Comments

Fenugreen, a simple piece of paper infused with a mixture of organic spices and botanicals that inhibit bacterial and fungal growth and extend the life of quickly perishable produce, is featured in the week's segment of The Lempert Report Innovation Series.

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Waste Heat Recovery System

October 30, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The Helix uses well proven rotate screw technology, conventionally used in the production of compressed air, developed and patented for expansion. Using the twin rotary screw principle, Helix Expanders can use the pressure reduction step in steam distribution circuits to generate clean electricity.

PRODUCT VIDEO: L-Bar Sealer

October 29, 2014 12:49 pm | by Texwrap Packaging | Product Releases | Comments

Built to the same exacting standards as our high speed wrappers, these versatile units are capable of wrapping up to 50 pieces per minute when combined with the proper infeed. Applications include frozen pizzas, cakes and a wide variety of other baked items. 

Internal Gear Pumps

October 29, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Pumps have been used for more than 100 years on low-hazard foods like chocolate, confectionery, oils and sweeteners, and are now available in truly hygienic models suitable for dairy, egg, meat and processed foods.

Weight Belt Feeders

October 29, 2014 7:38 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The Weigh Belt Feeder is a relatively simple, extremely reliable gravimetric feeder providing high feeding precision and efficient process monitoring. 

Hygienic Rotary Valve

October 28, 2014 7:55 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Company's ZRD Hygienic Rotary Valve is specially designed for sanitary, pharmaceutical, food and chemical applications where contamination is a constant concern, and frequent disassembly and cleaning is required. 

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Three-Compartment Containers

October 28, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The containers are perfect for pre-packaged salads with the protein and toppings in their own sections. This new package keeps the food looking fresh and appealing while segreating flavors until your customer is ready to eat.

Center Drive Conveyors

October 27, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Company now offers Center Drives for their line of modular conveyor systems. The Center Drive option allows customers greater flexibility for conveyor layouts and conveyor function. 

Metal Detector Conveyor

October 27, 2014 7:37 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

DynaClean food processing conveyors expands its line with Eriez Xtreme Metal Detector option. The metal detector includes enhanced features, greater sensitivity, intuitive operation and exceptional reliability.   

5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Material Handling Equipment

October 24, 2014 1:05 pm | by Jerry Matos, Product Specialist, Cherry's Industrial Equipment | Articles | Comments

Maintaining material handling equipment requires an investment of time and money. However, the alternative cost for not maintaining equipment will be much higher since it will lead to lost productivity, prematurely retiring equipment and the need to replace equipment.

Keep Your Equipment Up to Date For Efficiency

October 24, 2014 9:36 am | by Scott McNeill | Articles | Comments

Many manufacturing companies operate on thin margins, so wringing every drop of efficiency out of your equipment is crucial to profitability. This is especially important in food manufacturing, where consumers are often price sensitive.    

Steps to Achieving an Efficient and Temperature Controlled Loading Dock

October 24, 2014 8:20 am | by Michael Brittingham | Articles | Comments

Starting from outside the temperature controlled loading dock and moving our way in, let’s take a look at some technologies and equipment available to address safety concerns and ensure that your operation remains highly productive.    

Brazilian Companies Raise Chiquita Offer

October 23, 2014 2:32 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Brazilian companies Cutrale and Safra said they are again raising their bid for banana producer Chiquita, to $681 million — a day before Chiquita shareholders are expected to vote on a combination with Irish fruit importer Fyffes.     

Detection Laser Scanner

October 23, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Potential applications include detecting protrusions or obstacles over large area, collision avoidance on overhead monorails, detecting small overhangs such as damaged pallets, monitoring entryways and exits, controlling the height of pallets on palletizers, and verifying empty, full, or overfilled cartons on conveyors.

Fill Tube With Fume Eliminator

October 22, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The new simultaneous Fill Tube assembly incorporates a one piece closed system fill tube design with a built in vent chamber that controls filling and eliminates fumes.

A Holistic Approach to Loading Dock Safety, Security and Productivity

October 20, 2014 3:19 pm | by Troy Bergum, Rite-Hite Corporation | Articles | Comments

According to the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, approximately 100 workers are killed and 95,000 injured every year while operating forklifts. Many of these accidents are related to turnovers or when a forklift operator drives off the dock.

Hydropneumatic Tank

October 20, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This 5,000-gallon carbon steel tank is designed, fabricated and stamped for 100 psig in accordance with ASME Section VIII, Div. 1 latest edition. 

Bulk Bag Filler With Densification

October 17, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

High output filling system features a Power-Lift system for powered fill head height adjustment and an easy-load rotary bag hanger system. 

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