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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.

Sanitary Filter Receiver

June 13, 2014 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

New sanitary filter receiver is specifically designed for stringent food applications requiring quick clean-out and to reduce food contaminants and the cross contamination of allergens. 

Rotary Valve

June 13, 2014 9:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

New rotary valve is engineered for heavy duty industrial service and high volumetric efficiency at up to 1.0 bar, or 15 PSI, pressure differential.

Product Recovery Unit

June 12, 2014 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Product recovery is a term that refers to the high utilization, or yield, of a product or ingredient eliminating waste that would otherwise remain in suction or discharge process lines during changeovers or at the end of production runs.


Cheese Makers Upset with FDA Cutting into Tradition

June 11, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The FDA has deemed the use of wooden boards in the cheese aging process unsanitary since the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), despite the fact that wooden boards have been used for hundreds of years. This will create problems for artisan cheese makers.

Cheese Society Refutes FDA Law on Wood Aging Shelves

June 11, 2014 12:05 pm | by American Cheese Society | News | Comments

The American Cheese Society is strongly against the FDA's ruling of discontinuing wooden boards in the cheese making process due to unsanitary surfaces. The ACS says no foodborne illness outbreak has been found to be caused by the use of wood as an aging surface.

Polymer Liners

June 11, 2014 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company introduces a new system for lowering the abrasion of sensitive packaging that is sterilized in reciprocating retorts. 

Grinding System

June 11, 2014 9:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's grinding systems combine two reliable mixer/grinders to create a continuous process. The system is for use of continuous grinding of a product at a high volume production. 

Seasoning, Bagging and Conveying Solutions

June 9, 2014 10:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 3ci VFFS packaging machine offers rates of up to 150bpm for applications such as potato chips and is suitable for high volumes of a wide variety of other products. The 3ci provides manufacturers with up to 30 percent improvement in performance.


Protease Enzymes

June 9, 2014 9:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Maxipro HSP enzyme for the processed meat industry includes a wide range of proteases that help protein solubility, functionality and digestibility as well as improve the taste profile of protein and reduce allergic reactions to certain proteins.

Semi-Hermetic Compressors

June 6, 2014 10:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new HG44e (4-cylinder) and HG88e (8-cylinder) compressors are equipped with the newly developed valve-plate technology, which enables greater refrigeration duty while operating with less power consumption.

Food Expo to Exhibit Color Monitoring System

June 6, 2014 8:30 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

The Food Expo 2014, scheduled for June 22-24 in New Orleans, is a leading trade show for new products and technology developments in the food industry, bringing together more than 18,000 of the world's top food science and technology professionals. 

Autoloading Slicing System

June 5, 2014 9:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The belt-loading systems included in the technology fully support product portions throughout the transfer and loading process ensuring consistent performance. The system makes the final correction to each row alignment just prior to packager to ensure product placement is precise. 

Metal Detector Software

June 4, 2014 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The software analyzes the detection signal and uses an algorithm to calculate the signal strength based on a function of time and amplitude. This can improve performance in certain applications, including large bags, by up to 40 percent. 

Rotary Chamber Machine

June 4, 2014 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Product's patented constant temperature sealing system allows for the capability of sealing through the thickest bags, through contaminants, and through excessive folds and wrinkles. Using a micro-processor control and a 10 inch touch screen display, the product offers operation with pre-set storage capabilities.

Screw Conveyor

June 3, 2014 10:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

The conveyor carries the material to an elevated point at the required flow rate. Once the load cells indicate the flow volume is within 5 lbs. of set maximum the conveyor is automatically slowed to dribble mode. 

Linear Motor Stages

June 3, 2014 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The product features an integral anti-creep linear guideway, which can increase uptime by as much as 15 percent in high duty cycle applications by eliminating the need for homing moves typically required to reset standard crossed roller bearing retainer cages.

Bulk Bag Discharge System

June 3, 2014 9:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Unit features an integral hoist, monorail and bag lifting frame. Product includes the bag massaging system for positive material flow, while the bag spout access chamber allows optimal access to the bag discharge spout. 

Double Flange Slide Gate Valve

June 2, 2014 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

 Product is used for applications requiring a flange connection at the outlet. The valve features rich solution for the isolation of gravity fed, free flowing powders or granules.

Water Flow Conditioner

June 2, 2014 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

 Product eliminates the flow meter upstream piping requirements by conditioning the flow stream into a flow regime, mimicking adequate straight run.

Filling System

June 2, 2014 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Heavy-duty bulk bag densification system settles product for enhanced stability. Allen-Bradley Control-Logix PLC controls provide access to system status, recipes and operational parameters. 

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