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LED Signal Light

July 30, 2014 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Signal light is a compact design providing versatile status change indication for wide-ranging industrial applications such as conveyor lines, automated guided vehicles, machine tools, robots and warehousing.

3M Commemorates 30 Years of Petrifilm Plate Innovations

July 29, 2014 12:48 pm | by 3M | News | Comments

The 3M Petrifilm Plate technology has expanded significantly since its launch in 1984. Food safety experts around the world have put their trust in 3M for microbial indicator tests. With 16 patents in its portfolio, the company shows no sign of slowing down.

Past is Present: The History of Remote Monitoring

July 29, 2014 9:53 am | by Spencer Cramer, President & CEO of Ei3 | Articles | Comments

In the packaging industry, operators on the line can anticipate potential issues and prevent stoppages in a wide range of applications, including material handling, filling and labeling. Stoppages create costly downtime and waste, which can erode end users’ bottom line. 

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Light-Weight Can End

July 29, 2014 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The easy-open end will look and function like any other easy-open end consumers have come to rely upon when buying their favorite canned foods. However, it will be fashioned from light weight metal, making it 20 percent lighter than comparable ends and the lightest-weight easy-open end of its kind in the U.S.

Air/Gas Flow Meter

July 28, 2014 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The air/gas flow meter, which measures fuel gas, process gas, inert gas, waste gases and air in small line sizes, is ideal for optimizing natural gas flow control for industrial ovens, heat chambers and furnaces to reduce process and plant fuel costs.

Industrial Gas Back Pressure Regulator

July 25, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

This industrial gas back pressure regulator offers dual functionality as both a back pressure regulator and high-flow relief valve with an adjustable set point. 

Bulk Bag Discharger

July 24, 2014 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bulk bag system is designed for discharging dehydrated vegetables. Unit features a bulk bag massaging system to promote material flow.

Seafood Ice Mats

July 24, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ice mats are soaked in saltwater and then frozen. Once frozen, they are laid over the crates containing live seafood to help maintain freshness. Perfect for lobster and crab.

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Investing in Energy

July 23, 2014 11:30 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor - @IndustrialAnna | Articles | Comments

It seems every year that budgets get tighter and costs get higher. In manufacturing, where aging equipment is a given and energy rates are a cost center of epic proportions, it’s no wonder management is looking for more efficient ways to put product out the door.

Vertical Z-Style Conveyor

July 23, 2014 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

The company's vertical z-style conveyor is an ideal solution for food processing facilities who have a need to move product to higher elevations.

Ethernet Driver

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

The company's new Ethernet driver in Kepware Technologies KEPServerEX version 5.15 is an OPC communications platform that allows PC software to access controller data/variables with a streamlined and easy-to-use interface.

Magnetic Separators

July 22, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company introduces line of magnetic separators to their distribution structure. The line includes six items: a magnetic mat, the RapidClean, the MAGRAM, a magnet filter combo, a pressure pipeline separator and a spherical pipeline magnet.

Carbon-Graphite Bearings

July 22, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

These new bearings are specifically designed for dry running in high temperature applications. The product is a great choice for high temperature equipment, including continuous bakery ovens, screw conveyors and continuous dryers.

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Obtaining Facility-Wide Energy Intelligence is Easier Than You Think

July 21, 2014 2:54 pm | by Allison Parker | Articles | Comments

Regardless of the size of the facility, the first hurdle most plant managers and engineers encounter in meeting facility-wide energy management is the absence of detailed data about how energy is being used within their facilities — beyond the metered usage.

How Can Plastic Pallets Impact Cleanliness and Drive Change?

July 21, 2014 8:10 am | by Bob Klimko, Director of Marketing, Food and Beverage, ORBIS Corp. | Articles | Comments

Today, as in the past, standard operating procedures decree that anything moved into a food production area is moved on a pallet. This can introduce significant risk if these pallets have not been specifically designed for sanitation and adhere to FSMA.

Compound & Filling Vessel

July 21, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 60-liter vessel features an aseptic magnetic mixer designed to stir a low-viscosity suspension as it is being discharged under pressure of nitrogen and filled into its final container.

Plastic Display Pallets

July 18, 2014 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

New plastic display pallets allow for easy set up in a warehouse or co-packing facility. The ability to move from truck to retail floor seamlessly reduces packaging waste by eliminating wood pallet disposal.

Automation Suite Software

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

New automation suite software for packaging, food and converting applications, means more accurate web tracking, sealing, gluing, cutting and slitting. 

ON-Delay Industrial Timer

July 17, 2014 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ON-delay DIN rail mount industrial timer is designed to provide high-accuracy timing control within OEM and industrial applications.

Slicing System

July 17, 2014 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

The slicing system reduces giveaway and increases yields with a patented technology that provides complete automated control of each log being delivered to the blade.

Explosion Proof Portable LED Lights

July 16, 2014 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

This light provides 9,000 square feet of work area coverage and is mounted on a spun aluminum base that is powder coated for added durability and aesthetics.

Single Filer Conveyor

July 15, 2014 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Traditionally used for bottles, cans, containers and other round shaped products, this single filing conveyor is also capable of handling complex irregular shaped containers.

Bulk Bag Discharger

July 14, 2014 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

This bulk bag discharger is a patented system designed for discharging dehydrated vegetables.

Safety Laser Scanner

July 14, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Safety laser scanner increases safety monitoring flexibility and machine productivity. These Type 3 safety laser scanners provide a four meter safety range, 15 meter warning zones and a 270 degree detection angle.

Dry-Age Steak Refrigerators Come to Consumers' Kitchens

July 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by Steaklocker | News | Comments

A San Diego entrepreneur is developing the first in-home dry-age refrigerator. Called the Steaklocker, it uses the relatively simple process that has been used in fine restaurants for many years. Steak-lovers can save 50-70 percent on current retail dry-age prices.

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