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April 1, 2007
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Redesigned Case Liner
OK International has redesigned its stainless-steel case liner, the Superliner SL220. Enhanced controls and an improved sequence make the machine capable of running up to 18 cycles per minute. The machine makes bags with an adjustable length from rolls of continuous gusseted tubing. The bag is opened and placed into a case, crate, drum or tray with the neck cuffed over the edges, providing a hygienic container ready for filling with a variety of food and non-food products. Other standard features of the machine include a dual-roll holder for easy loading and changing of the rolls of film, a stainless-steel conveyor and Allen Bradley controls with self diagnostics.
— O/K International Corp., 73 Bartlett St., Marlborough, Mass., 01752, phone: (508) 303-8286, fax: (508) 303-8207, Web site: www.okcorp.com
Touch-Screen Controls
Deville Technologies now offers touch-screen controls on the FS-40 automatic cheese shredder. This cutting-edge technology makes operating and servicing the FS-40 easier than ever. The user-friendly GUI uses a simple graphic representation of the equipment and allows immediate visual feedback for each process of the machine in real time. Detailed fault messages make troubleshooting easier than ever. The Allen-Bradley PLC allows for integration and communication with the rest of the production line.
— Deville Technologies Inc., 2626 Rue Lapierre, Lasalle, Quebec, Canada, H8N2W9, phone: (514) 366-4545, fax: (514) 366-9606, e-mail: info@devilletechnologies.com, Web site: www.devilletechnologies.com
Liquid Yogurt Filler
Federal has completed its second high-speed net-weight liquid yogurt filler for a major U.S. dairy company and a major Mexican dairy company. One filler was built for extended shelf life with the filler enclosed to provide a Class 100 filling environment. Both companies chose non-contact net-weight filling to provide for quick change between flavors, ease of cleaning and sanitizing, as well as improved yield. Federal manufactures a wide range of net-weight, rotary and in-line models.
— Federal Mfg. Co., 201 W. Walker St., Milwaukee, Wis., 53204, phone: (414) 384-3200, fax: (414) 384-8704, e-mail: info@federalmfg.com, Web site: www.federalmfg.com
Expanded Product Catalog
Bodine has released its new and expanded 2007 Standard Products catalog, featuring over 1000 AC, DC and brushless DC fractional horsepower motors, gearmotors and controls. The catalog features over 100 new standard products, including the new type “3RD” gearmotor, which is designed for applications that require very slow rotation and very high torque, and the type “HG” gearmotor, built to provide flexible mounting and high torque in a compact package. Keeping pace with industrial trends, Bodine increased its selection of the new “all-in-one” control-motor-gearhead combination, the INTEGRAmotor, which is now available with digital (PWM) speed input. The catalog also features the company’s expanded line of three-phase, inverter-duty, AC gearmotors, many newly upgraded “Class F” rated DC motor products, and the innovative e-TORQ direct-drive non-cogging servo motor.
— Bodine Electric Co., 2500 W. Bradley Place, Chicago, 60618-4798, phone: (773) 478-3515, fax: (773) 478-3232, Web site: www.bodine-electric.com
Updated Brochure
Newly updated is AdvantaPure’s Products & Services brochure, featuring a comprehensive look at the company’s product line of high purity tubing, hose, fittings, assemblies, molded components and RFID solutions. Designed for industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceutical, biotech, biomedical, cosmetics, chemical and other clean-application uses, many of the products meets standards set by organizations such as USP, FDA, ISO, 3-A, and European Pharmacopoeia. The up-to-date Products & Services brochure illustrates tubing and hose selections by material (silicone, PTFE, FEP, EPDM) and explains each style, such as braid reinforced, wire reinforced, or rubber covered. Stocked sizes and options for fittings are also listed.
— AdvantaPure, 145 James Way, Southampton, Pa., 18966, phone: (215) 526-2151, fax: (215) 526-2167, e-mail: sales@advantapure.com, Web site: www.advantapure.com
Automatic Rotary Ring Wrapper
Wulftec/M.J. Maillis has introduced an innovative approach to rotary ring wrapping: the revolutionary new 50 RMP Wring-500 Automatic Rotary Ring Wrapper. The Wring-500 Automatic Rotary Ring Wrapper is crafted for success. For increased productivity, this quality engineered stretch wrapper features high-speed wrapping for increased productivity, versatility with different wrap patterns, film saving with one-way wrapping, banding and split-wrap capabilities, carbon-fiber ring for lighter, more resistant, best response to speed change and radio frequency technology for reduced maintenance. This groundbreaking new automatic rotary ring wrapper delivers exceptional performance with productivity at speeds up to 120 loads per hour.
— Wulftec/ M.J. Maillis, 209 Wulftec St., Ayer’s Cliff, Quebec, Canada, JOB 1CO, phone: (819) 838-4232, fax: (819) 838-5539
Color Label Printer
Print dairy labels with Primera’s new LX400 Color Label Printer. The LX400 inkjet prints full-color images and photos on labels. Print resolution is photo-quality at 4800 dpi, and printed labels are waterproof and scratchproof. Many dairy processors and suppliers use the LX400 to print individual product and box-end labels for cheese, yogurt, butter, ice cream, milk and more. LX400 comes equipped with printer drivers for Windows and Macintosh along with label design software NiceLabel SE, Primera Edition.
— Primera Technology Inc., 2 Carlson Parkway North, Plymouth, Minn., 55447-4446, phone: (763) 475-6676, fax: (763) 475-6677,  Web site: www.primeralabel.com
New Controls Package
Columbia Machine has introduced its New Controls Package that will be included with all floor-level and high-level palletizers, making the company’s complete line of palletizing solutions even easier to operate. The New Controls Package comes standard with an Allen Bradley Compact Logix PLC, PanelView Plus 600 Color Touch Screen and Columbia’s Product Manager. The addition of the New Controls Package makes for an extremely user friendly interface helping to increase palletizer up-time and productivity. The new touch screen on the HMI makes pattern additions and modifications, adjustment of PLC timers and VFD speeds, storing up to 100 case patterns (including mixed loads) and detailed alarm data extremely easy to use.
— Columbia Machine Inc., P.O. Box 8950, 107 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, Wash., 98668-8950, phone: (360) 694-1501, fax: (360) 750-9221, Web site: www.palletizing.com
Replacement Parts
Vi-Cas produces Tightening Discs, Gripper Rubbers, Quills, Quill Discs and other contact parts to fit virtually any capping equipment. Long-wearing polyurethane applies consistent torque to eliminate scuffing or burning of caps, though other materials are available to suit virtually any application. Standard designs are available for many types and sizes of equipment used to apply lug or screw caps, shaker tops, fitments, childproof closures, over caps, double-snap caps, trigger sprayers, large-size caps and more. Fit-in replacement parts are readily available for chuck or in-line capping equipment including Haskin Strand, National Instruments, Pneumatic Scale, Resina and Swan-matic as well as other equipment used to apply caps to plastic or glass bottles, jars or containers. Vi-Cas can produce any style or design from supplied drawings or reverse-engineer the product from supplied samples.
— Vi-Cas Manufacturing, 8407 Monroe Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45236, phone: (513) 791-7741, e-mail: vicas@juno.com, Web site: www.vi-cas.com
Cheese Curd Mix-Proof Valve
Sudmo’s Cheese Curd Outlet PMO Mix Proof Valve is specifically designed for use on a cheese vat for curd discharge to increase the cheese vat turnaround time, resulting in increased production. This valve can pass particulates up to 1 3/4 inches without plugging and offers many other system design advantages including simplified valve and piping layout, reduced space requirements and safer operation. Series flow cleaning results in reduced cleaning time and chemical usage.
— Sudmo North America Inc., 1330 Anvil Drive, Rockford, Ill., 61115, phone: (815) 639-0322, fax: (815) 639-1135, Web site: www.sudmona.com 
New Brochure
Krohne has introduced its 2007 brochure, designed for the food and beverage industry. This new brochure provides users with an overview of the variety of measurement technology available to the food and beverage industry, and serves as a catalyst to better inform those involved in that sector, covering the areas of flow, level, pressure and temperature measurement. Krohne’s brochure also expands into solution-management, profiling several well-known companies, and demonstrating how expert advice can help effectively manage both the common and more unique applications encountered in plant manufacturing.
— Krohne Inc., 7 Dearborn Road, Peabody, Mass., 01960, phone: (800) 356-9464, fax: (978) 535-1720, email: info@krohne.com, Web site: www.krohne.com
Integrated Tray/Shrink System
Standard-Knapp has introduced its Continuum™ Integrated Tray/Shrink System. Ideal for packaging applications in the food and beverage industries, the company’s new tray/shrink system provides efficiency, flexibility, quick changeover and a low-maintenance design. Handling the largest diameter range in the industry, the robust Continuum Integrated Tray/Shrink System is ideal for both loose containers and multipacks in a variety of materials, including glass, PET, HDPE, metal and fiber cans, HiCone, shrink bundles, and paperboard overwrap. These products can be packed into both corrugated and chipboard trays for added flexibility. Customers can choose between a free-standing or integrated shrink wrapper, as well as an integrated tray stacker option.
— Standard-Knapp Inc., 63 Pickering St., Portland, Conn., 06480, phone: (860) 342-1100, fax: (860) 342-1557, e-mail: info@standard-knapp.com, Web site: www.standard-knapp.com
New Flyer Highlights
Sioux Steam Cleaner has introduced a custom, application-specific brochure. The new brochure highlights the company’s complete custom capabilities for building water and solution heating systems, pressure washers, steam cleaners, and steam generators. Sioux offers extensive experience in the industry as well as complete engineering capabilities.
— Sioux Steam Cleaner Corp., 1 Sioux Plaza, Beresford, S.D., 57004, (605) 763-3333, fax: (605) 763-3334

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