This 28 mm push-pull sports cap with integrated whistle is a good example on how Bericap closures can help manufacturers of low-end products make an impact on the store shelf. The idea of having a closure that can be reused as a whistle or a trumpet after the beverage is consumed was co-developed by Bericap and Kofola. The whistle closure does not require any modification of the capping line, but cannot be used on aseptic lines, unless after irradiation.
bioMérieux launches Tempo EB, an automated test for Enterobacteriaceae enumeration in food products in 24 hours, including confirmation. This method offers significant time savings, especially when large numbers of positive samples are processed. Enterobacteriaceae enumeration is the key hygiene parameter in the latest European regulation on microbiological criteria for food, EC 2073/2005. The Enterobacteriaceae family includes important food spoilage agents and intestinal pathogens.
Thermo Fisher Scientific introduces an optical module for its Thermo Scientific rheometer platform, Haake Mars. The RheoScope module simultaneously records rheological properties and changes in the microscopic structure of the tested sample. By combining rheological measurements with optical analysis, microstructures can be analyzed visually to obtain more information about a sample’s mechanical properties. Combined methods are ideally suited for the analysis of shear thinning, dilatancy, thixotropy, aging and emulsification. Data, video sequences and images can be viewed on-line as well as stored in various formats for later evaluation and analysis. Customized user configurations can be quickly adapted in the standard module.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
GammaTag is a read/write RFID tag that is safely sterilizable by gamma radiation. GammaTag provides electronic identification and data storage of single-use/disposable components. GammaTag attaches to components for on-the-spot status updates. Several attachment methods-silicone tape, watchband style holders, pouches, and lamination-are available. GammaTag withstands gamma radiation up to 45 kGy (kilograys) and temperatures from -20°C (-4°F) to 85°C (185°F).
PIAB Vacuum Conveyors introduces its complete line of C-Series of vacuum conveyors for food and beverage manufacturing applications. Powered by the company’s pneumatically driven vacuum pumps, these systems safely and quietly transport up to 10-15 tons/hour of powders and granules. Stainless steel conveyors have a filter design that can trap particles down to 0.3 microns and can be equipped with a HEPA filter.
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Fluke Corp. has produced a reference guide to help professionals in the foodservice industry increase product quality and consistency, reduce liability and minimize waste. The Food Safety Temperature Measurement booklet covers FDA guidelines and provides tips for taking temperature measurements with Fluke FoodPro and FoodPro Plus infrared thermometers. The booklet explains federal guidelines related to HACCP programs, and compares non-contact and contact temperature measurement methods, and provides tips on infrared measurement and food safety training.
TCP Reliable introduces urethane insulated shippers. The urethane insulation provides thermal conductivity or “Super K” or traditional EPs. In addition to the low heat conductivity, the new formulation is rugged and light weight; ideal for multiple shipments. The corrugate can be easily replaced for re-use. The shipper is also available as a pre-qualified solution for 2-8 C applications for up to 48 hours. The TimeSaver 48PUR is pre-qualified for both summer and winter conditions using ISTA 7D standards.
ARDE Barinco, Inc. announces a new mixer, Model CJ-2A Reversible Homogenizer, designed to prepare fine grain emulsions and solid particle dispersions quickly and efficiently in small batches. All results obtained with the Model CJ-2A can be scaled-up to significantly larger batches as high as 10,000 liters. The Model CJ-2A Reversible Homogenizing mixer comes complete with a stand and reversible variable speed control box. Two stainless steel mixing containers (250 ml. and 600 ml.) are also supplied.
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