Editor’s note: This month’s Buyers Mart includes products that were exhibited at Process Expo and Pack Expo, Oct. 29-Nov. 2.
Advanced Instruments’ Fluorophos ACP Test System isa rapid laboratory test that can confirm the completeness of pasteurization in juice in three minutes. Utilizing the fluorimetric method, the test assists laboratories to quickly and accurately ensure both product quality and safety by assessing the pasteurization levels in juice and juice products. The Fluorophos Test System can be used with many juice and juice byproducts, including carrot, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, grape, and cranberry. Featuring microprocessor controlled prompts and diagnostic menus, the Fluorophos Test System is so easy to operate that technicians are not required to have a specialized chemistry or microbiology background. Test results are automatically reported on the digital display, while a printed copy helps eliminate errors due to operator subjectivity or interpretation.
B&H Labeling Systems
FKI Logistex North America
Multivac demonstrateda new compact Multivac R150 FormShrink system that eliminates the need for pre-formed pouches. It performs the entire process using roll fed shrinkable efilm material. The company says the result is flawless, custom-shaped hermetically salad package achieved with significant cost savings in terms of material and labor.
Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc. introducesExplorer, a software program designed to network Safeline metal detectors from multiple locations to a central computer. The program provides secure, real-time operating status for every metal detector on the network from anywhere in the world.mSafeline’s Explorer software has a user-friendly, intuitive graphic interface and operates on a standard TCP/IP network. Its communication is bi-directional, allowing managers to change parameters on individual detectors on the network, as well as receive critical, real-time information such as reject counts, detector on-line status, power failures, and network instability. Managers can create customized detailed reports and customized alerts that can be sent by email, cell phone, pager or any other SMTP compatible device.
All data is automatically compiled and logged and are exportable into any ODBC compliant application. Explorer is available for both the Safeline Certus Metal Detector and the Powerphase Plus Metal Detector, and is backward compatible with older models with a simple firmware upgrade.
Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc.
Pall Corp. announcedthe availability of the ARIA SA water filtration system to meet the sanitary requirements of food and beverage producers. The new system combines stainless-steel components with proven microfiltration or ultrafiltration membrane modules. Available in custom configurations with flow rates ranging from 50 to 300 gpm, the system treats water from municipal, surface or ground sources. Features include automated air scrub and enhanced flux maintenance processes. The semi-automated clean-in-place process promotes membrane recovery.
Eastman Chemical Company introducesthe next generation of PET resins. Named ParaStar, these resins offer bottle clarity, product purity, production and supply chain efficiencies, claims the company. Because the solid-stating step has been eliminated, the process reduces energy usage compared to other PET resin production processes. ParaStar is a drop-in replacement for standard PET on bottle manufacturing equipment. Companies using this resin require no equipment or process changes.
Eastman Chemical Company
Cesco has startedshipping new sanitary grade magnetic line traps that comply with USDA, AMS standards as per NSF/ANSI/3-A 14159-1 2002 for 6% and larger processing lines for viscous or fibrous liquids and slurries containing large solids at temperatures of 230º F and 60 PSI. Dual plates employing remove ferrous and work-hardened stainless trash to protect in-line dispersers and mixers down stream while maintaining a high flow rate and protecting even the most fragile products. Interchangeable baffles make for fast product changeovers on multiple product lines and easy-open and close ports makes CIP or CPS cleaning fast and easy.