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Dry Ingredient Depositor

January 12, 2015 7:55 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The new dry ingredient depositor is ideal for dry, free flowing products such as sugar, sprinkles, chocolate chips, oat flakes, sliced nuts, dry low fat streusel and flour. 

All-Plastic Pallet

January 12, 2015 7:45 am | by ORBIS Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The all-plastic pallet is designed to optimize the supply chain of small footprint retailers by eliminating product touches during the order replenishment process, from distribution center to store to floor. 

Industrial Engines to Increase Productivity

January 9, 2015 7:45 am | by Hyster Company | Product Releases | Comments

This new line of industrial engines is designed to increase productivity and fuel economy for its 3,000 - 7,000 lb. Class IV and V product lines. The new engines feature Hyster Variable Power Technology and offer a more powerful and efficient solution for demanding applications. 

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Mega-Event Announced For Food Processors, Packagers

January 8, 2015 10:25 am | by FPSA | News | Comments

With trending industry issues and innovations related to food packaging design, migration, and expiration, the concurrent events will offer an opportunity for printers, packagers, processors, and converters to intermingle and explore the global scope of these vital facets of the graphic communications and packaging/processing industries. 

Floor Signs

January 8, 2015 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This company offers smart Floor Signs that enable your floors to communicate critical information about safety instructions clearly and effectively.

Hydraulic Drum Dumper

January 6, 2015 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This custom drum dumper has stainless steel product contact surfaces for safe food handling, and a high strength manual butterfly valve for material flow regulation.

Bow Tie Disperser

January 5, 2015 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

These Bow Tie Dispersers, also called High Viscosity Dispersers, are designed for mixing heavy pastes and viscous liquids. Driven by an explosion-proof inverter-duty motor, the bow tie agitator quickly wets out solids and incorporates them into a liquid vehicle.

Side Seal System

January 2, 2015 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The Versa Seal requires no air and has very few moving parts for ease of operation and minimal maintenance.  There is no need for the operator to adjust temperature with speed changes. 

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W.O.W. Bucket Conveyor

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

The ultra-sanitary and tool-less W.O.W. Conveyor with a Bucket Uplift version gives food manufacturers another option.

C3572 Checkweigher

December 19, 2014 9:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new C3572 checkweigher features production monitoring and control features to help optimize the checkweighing process and increase production efficiencies. Higher production rates, better accuracy, and less downtime improve overall system performance and lead to increased OEE.

Reading Bakery Systems Expands Oven Manufacturing Facility

December 18, 2014 10:40 am | by Reading Bakery Systems | News | Comments

The expansion, which is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2015, will double the existing Oven Works manufacturing facility to 38,000 square feet. The expanded facility will also include a 480 square foot, environmentally controlled paint booth.

High-Efficiency Air Dryers

December 18, 2014 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Removing moisture and particles from compressed air is critical for manufacturing food products and other processes requiring clean, dry air. A new range of desiccant dryers, Hydra-D, outperforms traditional dryers by using pressure swing adsorption to increase dryer efficiency and simplify operation.

CM3530 CombiChecker

December 17, 2014 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CM3530 CombiChecker provides both accurate checkweighing and metal detection at speeds of up to 400 packages per minute. It features a compact footprint to fit virtually anywhere in the packaging line.

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Aseptic Pouch Form-Fill-Seal Machine

December 16, 2014 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering product-specific filling systems with high filling accuracy, the SAS 20/30 FFS Machine can produce stick packs from 60-225mm in length, 26-80mm wide and at volumes of up to 250ml. It can produce as many as 24,000 stick packs per hour.

Tank Washing Nozzle

December 16, 2014 7:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The smaller-sized tank washing nozzles are designed to fit through openings as small as 2 inches, while maintaining a slow and controlled rotation speed.

6 Key Predictions For Manufacturing in 2015

December 15, 2014 1:10 pm | by John Zegers, Director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

The recent past has been particularly painful, with economic downturns driving manufacturing overseas to take advantage of lower labor costs, and a generally depressed level of manufacturing activity becoming the norm. However, there’s good news to share.

Meat Packing Software

December 15, 2014 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This Specialized Inventory Management with Barcode Accuracy, or SIMBA, is designed to provide food, meat and poultry processors the ability to process, label and track their products from receiving to shipping. 

Bulk Bag Discharger

December 15, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This unit features the exclusive Flo-Master bulk bag massaging system to promote material flow. The product includes a round bag spout access chamber with "gull wing" doors for easy operator access.

5 Ways to Reduce Preventive Maintenance Costs in Food Processing Plants

December 12, 2014 1:25 pm | by Steve Hawkins, VP, Stellar Refrigeration Services | Articles | Comments

While equipment upkeep and parts replacements are necessary, there are ways you can reduce your preventive maintenance costs without decreasing your food processing facility’s operational efficiencies.             

Vehicle Restraint

December 11, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This exclusive, new restraint uses a patented "shadow hook" design to secure traditional trailers, as well as intermodal container chassis and trailers with rear-impact guard obstructions.

Powder Injection Mixer With Hopper

December 10, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Typical solids dispersed using the SLIM include CMC, guar gum, carrageenan, xanthan gum, alginates, pectin, calcium carbonate, starch, carbomers, sugar, salts, dye powders and other additives or fillers. 

Food Company Fined After Nebraska Worker's Death

December 9, 2014 1:35 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Regulators found five safety violations after a 23-year-old worker died earlier this year at Michael Foods Inc.'s operation in Wakefield, Nebraska. The Labor Department has proposed fining the MInnesota-based company $30,900 for violations found after the June 19 death.

Infographic: The Importance of Forklift Safety

December 9, 2014 11:20 am | by National Positions and Lift Truck Capacity Calculator | News | Comments

Forklifts in a warehouse are a vital part of any operation. Whether you require one to move boxes of products, pallets or other storage equipment, these machines are an indispensable part of smooth warehouse operations.        

Continuous Ink Jet Printer

December 9, 2014 7:55 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Building on the heritage of the i-Tech range, this highly resilient printer is designed for challenging production environments and comes wrapped in an IP55 marine grade stainless steel cabinet, with IP66 sealed electronics enclosure. 

Dynamic Bulk Density Measurement System

December 9, 2014 7:45 am | Eastern Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The Dynamic Bulk Density Measurement System is a gravimetric meter used to dynamically measure the bulk density of flowable solids while in process. 

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