The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the food industry marketplace. In this issue, we ask: Which innovations in food labeling should food manufacturers be paying attention to, what benefits do they offer and how are they best implemented?
Super-E Motors with company's shaft grounding brush are designed with a carbon brush mounted internally to divert shaft currents away from motor bearings, thus increasing the life of the bearings.
Quick 5-Point Flow Function Test provides the operator with five predefined consolidation stress measurements.
When your process requires you to checkweigh or portion food or other products, your scales have to be precise, fast, ergonomically designed and easy to use. The ICS226 Compact Checkweigher by Mettler Toledo is designed for efficient out-of-the-box simple weighing applications, and optimized for easy and fast checkweighing.
This 24-inch (610 mm) diameter Pin Mill model CIM-24-MS grinds, sizes, de-agglomerates and homogenizes friable or other materials into controlled particle sizes, from coarse to fine (400 mesh). Product is equipped with a stationary outer disc and a rotating inner disc, both of which are precision-machined and studded with impactor pins.
Company’s vertical blenders feature a conical vessel and a slow-turning screw that can thoroughly agitate a wide variety of materials including powders, granules, pellets, slurries and pastes. The screw turns on its own axis while being rotated around the vessel by an orbital arm.
One of the earliest designs for accumulation or unscrambling is the rotary table. Both configurations can handle multiple container sizes and materials. The rotary design is flexible and effective. Typical diameters are 30", 36", 42” and 48”.
This 2:1 mild steel constructed conveyor system merges over 100 products per minute from two lines into a single line (doubling the product/minute production rate) to feed an automated case packing machine. Individual baggers deposit on both lines at predetermined speeds providing minimum gaps between product in order to complete the vertical merge.
Model SFT-110XW has a restrictor valve with integrated micrometer allows for very precise flow control, which is essential for demanding applications. A completely removable oven lid and large side panel allow the user easy access to the high pressure vessel(s).
Company’s APWA Plus™ compounds utilize a proprietary polymeric alloy to improve wear and friction resistance, resulting in moving and sliding parts with longer lifecycles and reduced maintenance costs
Company's formulated Ovenworx™ H1 Syn Chain Lubricant (4061) combats the demanding conditions present with oven chain applications, including those at food manufacturing plants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Company's mixers now are offered with HMI and SCADA Packages for data entry and recipe selection from a color touchscreen.
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.
The VersaGrind® Pump Grinding System increases productivity and enhances product quality.
The 720 Food Former easily adapts to changing production requirements with some simple tooling changes.
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.