A new Centri-Sifter centrifugal screener model “GO” from Kason Corp. features a cantilevered shaft with two externally-mounted bearings between the screening chamber and motor drive, allowing all internals to slide freely from the shaft end for cleaning, screen changes or inspection. Wide spacing between the bearings, a large diameter shaft and a flexible shaft coupling combine to prevent vibration, even at high speeds under heavy, imbalanced loads, according to the company. The new screener is intended for applications requiring thorough wash-down, as well as other applications involving frequent screen changes/inspections or runs of multiple materials where cross-contamination is of concern.
The independent testing facility NSF International (formerly National Sanitation Foundation) has approved and registered three aqueous cleaning products manufactured by International Products Corporation for use in food areas. Micro-90 Concentrated Cleaning Solution, Surface-Cleanse/930 Concentrated Neutral Cleaner, and Zymit Low-Foam Enzyme Cleaner received NSF approval for use as A1, general cleaners on all surfaces and equipment in and around food processing areas.
International Products Corp.
Axon, a division of Pro Mach, introduced its EZ-SEAL 400SL heat shrinkable sleeve labeling system. EZ-Seal 400SL provides customers with the flexibility and production capabilities to handle full body and tamper evident banding applications. The 400SL applies both tamper evident bands and full body sleeves to round and non-round containers ranging from 1-1/4 inches to 4-3/4 inches in diameter at speeds in the 400 packages per minute range. The 400SL also features tool-less changeover to allow quick and easy set up.
Designed specifically for cleaning food grade OTR tankers, the Gamajet 88 incorporates two Gamajet E-Z8 spinners positioned to focus wash streams directly at the bulkheads. The angle of the spinners ensures a 90-degree angle of impingement at the bulkheads for best cleaning effect. Cleaning 360 degrees on every rotation, the 88 eliminates residual materials and the potential for bacterial growth. The unit fits through standard manways and requires the same pressure and flow as a conventional spinner.
Gamajet Cleaning Systems Inc.
Heinkel has developed a skid mounted Horizontal Peeler Laboratory sized unit with 250mm bowl for the increasing demands of modern test laboratories, pilot plants and small-scale production in foodstuff industry. The unit has been designed to operate the centrifuge with the same filter cake thickness as on a production size machine to give exact scale-up results for all process steps of filling, spinning, washing and discharging.
Unitizing loads can reduce load-out time, labor costs, equipment, and worker’s compensation claims. American Conveyor’s all-stainless de-unitizers allow operators to pick product from floor storage with a clamp truck and place the unitized load on one of two de-unitizers. Stacks of product are single-filed and conveyed to one of eight high-speed pick lanes for load-out by a series of automatically selected divert gates. Ideal for dairies with direct store delivery routes, the system moves unitized loads without the need for palletizing or having operators drag stacks of full crates to an in-floor conveyor on the way to load-out.
A-B-C’s Model 101 case packer makes light work packing of heavy thin wear plastic jug containers with handles. This automated pick-and-place case packer incorporates claw clamp grippers and stabilizers that handle the full container’s weight, while providing no-drop transport. By providing total container control, the case packer is able to pack rectangular and square containers, placing them in the partitioned case cells. As containers reach the packing area, individual claw clamp grippers engage the handle of each container in the case load. Product stabilizers offer added support. The servo controlled packing arm lifts the product load and automatically aligns it with the case partition cells, separating and spacing the containers before they enter the case. The load is lowered, with the containers reaching the bottom of the case before release.
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.
Match a project’s color scheme with any of U.S. Door & Building Components roll-up doors with a “color-ring” of paint representing each of the company’s 22 standard pre-coated door paint colors. These 2-in metal chips provide actual pre-painted coils that are used in the manufacture of commercial and self-storage roll-up doors. The color-ring eliminates guesswork often associated with looking at printed literature for color matches.
U.S. Door & Building Components
Graco has introduced a new series of sanitary diaphragm pumps. These easy to clean, quick knock-down pumps have flow rates ranging from 90 gpm to 150 gpm. Graco’s 3150 and 1590 pumps are certified by 3-A for dairy and milk applications and feature Graco’s lube-free non-sticking air valve.
Smart Trac Fat and Moisture Analyzer is an easy-to-use, direct method analysis that measures fat throughout the sample and is not affected by changes in the sample’s color, texture or composition. Smart Trac does not use solvents and needs no maintenance calibration. Available in five languages, the software stores up to 100 methods and 300 test results.
Dyco’s palletizing systems have been integrated with KUKA robotics to provide increased flexibility to simultaneously palletize multiple lines with different product packages, while retaining the adaptability to program for future products and packages. The KUKA palletizing robot is provided with PalletTech software, providing total palletizing control from a single operator’s screen.
BETE has expanded the range of the Twist & Dry series with the new TD-K. A new high-pressure backup ring on the TD body raises capacity from 3,500 psi to 10,000 psi for operating conditions up to 450° F. The modified design provides greater yield capacity and safe, leak-proof operation at 10,000 psi. BETE developed this addition to the TD series in response to dryer operators who wanted to increase yield by operating at higher pressures. The new high-pressure TD nozzle provides customers the opportunity to increase productivity.
Lantech’s RS-6000 20-second stretch wrapping system is capable of wrapping loads with 50-gal film, pre-stretched 250% or more-without film breaks. The system satisfies mass merchandisers who want more SKUs in their warehouses, wider brand selection on their shelves and faster turnover of smaller inventories. Rotating at 60 rpm, the new film delivery system is all-mechanical, eliminating the most significant shortcoming of a ring-mounted film delivery system, the company claims.
DeltaTRAK Inc. introduces the Jump Display Flash Check Pocket Probe thermometer, Model 11000, for use in quality control temperature control. The pocket-size unit has an LCD display and a small diameter probe for checking temperature of thin masses of food. Model 11000 replaces Model 11025.