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Oven Chain Lubricant

May 9, 2014 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's formulated Ovenworx™ H1 Syn Chain Lubricant (4061) combats the demanding conditions present with oven chain applications, including those at food manufacturing plants.

Lidding Film

May 8, 2014 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

LumiLid® brand of FDA-compliant, dual-ovenable polyester lidding films has been enhanced. All LumiLid films are now FDA-compliant for use with oven temperatures of up to 400°F for 30 minutes.

Nano-Ceramic Grease

May 8, 2014 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

DayLube high-performance nano-ceramic, food-grade grease extends the service life of lift truck wheel bearings for frozen food processing and handling facilities. Previously, maintenance personnel greased wheel bearings weekly, but still experienced significant failures within 7 days.

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Vibratory Conveyor

May 7, 2014 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

roflo® VM 3 high throw vibratory conveyor conveys fresh produce and sticky confectionary that often suffer from clumping and tend to stick to regular vibratory conveyors, which can slow or stop product distribution.

Butter Unwrapping Machine

May 7, 2014 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Butter Unwraper is designed for butter bulks entering a processing line, but can also be utilized for other heavy-package products. Once de-boxed, the new SPX Butter Unwrapper machine takes away the manual lifting associated with removing the plastic covering around the large blocks of butter.

Infographic: My Boss is Going to Get Someone Killed!

May 6, 2014 9:00 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, Product Design & Development | News | Comments

Product Design & Development asked engineers about their day-to-day woes and delved deep into the psyche of its readers. This infograph categorizes the most pertinent concerns of engineers and displays them to symbolize their weight and realm of concern.

Coupling

May 6, 2014 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Quick Clamp No-Ledge coupling delivers a machined tolerance joint, unlike a compression coupling, which can have frequent pipe misalignment during installation. This ensures proper alignment and creates a ledge-free interior environment on connection points.

Evaporative Cooling Retort

May 5, 2014 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Retort for evaporative cooling of large batches of raw product eliminate transportation and refrigeration expenses of traditional cooling. Ideal for foods like potatoes, soups, sauces, fruits, chickpeas, vegetables, and some meat products.

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May/June 2014: M'm! M'm! Green

May 1, 2014 1:14 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Campbell Soup Company's Napoleon, Ohio, plant is one of the largest food manufacturing facilities in the United States. Natural gas, solar energy and a biodigestor help fuel the facility.

Count on Accuracy: Selecting the Right Scale for the Job

May 1, 2014 8:00 am | by Simone Zimmerman, Market Manager, METTLER TOLEDO Industrial | Articles | Comments

When it comes to counting scales, a common misconception is that high internal resolution directly impacts accuracy. Some manufacturers say their counting scale achieves up to 1 million internal resolutions or more. The fact is that internal resolution is unrelated to achievable counting accuracy.

Mixers with HMI and SCADA Packages

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

Company's mixers now are offered with HMI and SCADA Packages for data entry and recipe selection from a color touchscreen.

IP68-Rated Cables

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

Thermo-Trex® 500-Plus 12 AWG Cord Sets are designed with a tear-resistant silicone jacket and fully-bonded silicone head providing an IP68-Rated seal against moisture.

Pump Grinding System

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

The VersaGrind® Pump Grinding System increases productivity and enhances product quality.

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Data Management Software

April 30, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

ProdX is an advanced connectivity software program that allows centralized monitoring, control and data documentation for a company's checkweighers, metal detectors and X-ray systems, whether operating in one location or multiple facilities.

Food Former

April 30, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The 720 Food Former easily adapts to changing production requirements with some simple tooling changes.

Sodium Analyzer

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

The Sodium Analyzer specifically measures the concentration of sodium to provide simple, fast and accurate results so laboratories and manufacturers can improve the taste of products and comply with recognized standards.

Optical Sorter for MOG Removal

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

VitiSort™ is an optical sorter for removing MOG from red wine grapes. The two-stage system combines a mechanical MOG removal shaker and optical sorting with an integral juice recovery system.

Pick-and-Place Direct-Drive Component

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

The HP70 Pick-and-Place direct-drive component is thinner (60mm wide) than any linear motor or pneumatic module currently available.

Acrylic Flow Meters

April 25, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The 6A03 line of acrylic flow meters are offered with interchangeable direct reading scales for air, water, argon, oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, helium and hydrogen.

X-Ray System for Glass Containers

April 25, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Designed with a single generator producing two X-ray beams, the Eagle™ Tall PRO XSDV X-ray system offers higher detection sensitivity levels than traditional X-ray systems for contaminants located in rigid and glass containers.

Bulk Pasteurization System

April 25, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Macrowave™ Pasteurization Systems are designed for batch or conveyorized applications for bagged or bulk product.

7 Guidelines for Today's ERP Project

April 24, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jeff Carr, Ultra Consultants | Articles | Comments

It’s a given that ERP has to stay current to meet today’s business requirements. One best practice is to see an ERP selection project as a platform for continuous improvement. Here are seven guidelines to keep in mind when entering into an ERP project.

Software Improves OEE

April 24, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

CLARiSUITE™ WebServer Edition offers functionality to help drive sustainable improvements in Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by helping manufacturers remove inefficiencies and the risk of operator error, including data entry and job selection.

Data Monitoring Software

April 23, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

SyncOperations software allows manufacturers to monitor and synchronize data from all equipment and processes in real time.

Touch Screen Rheometers

April 22, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

RST Rheometers provide quick and comprehensive rheological measurements, whether it's single point viscosity for QC or complete flow curve analysis for R&D.

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