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Fristam Pumps USAFKL series high performance positive displacement pumps from Fristam are now available with stainless steel rotors to handle a wider range of products including dairy. With the introduction of stainless steel rotors, more processes can benefit from the high efficiency and durability of the FKL.
The FKL's tight clearances provide better efficiencies and gentler handling of shear sensitive products than comparable rotary lobe pumps.
The FKL is CIP-able with no performance loss and designed for ease of maintenance. Its oil bath gearbox uses no bearing grease and requires oil change-out only every 4,000 hours. The durable FKL is comprised of 316L stainless steel. Material certifications and electropolishing are readily available.
Fristam Pumps USA, Middleton, WI, is a leading international manufacturer of sanitary centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, blenders and mixers used by the beverage, dairy, food and pharmaceutical/biotech industries.
Fristam Pumps USA
Omron Electronics LLCZFV, a new compact size 2D smart vision sensor is available from Omron Electronics LLC. The sensor is designed to bring higher sensing speeds, greater efficiency and lower operating costs to sensing and vision applications. Speeds of 4, 6 or 12ms can be selected, and intelligent lighting optimizes image quality and the ability to adjust focus maximizes measurement accuracy. Images are transmitted digitally from sensor head to an amplifier and between amplifiers for clearer images. The ZFV sensor head offers a sensing view of 5mm to 50mm. Single-function or standard multifunction amplifiers are available as appropriate to the customer application.
Omron Electronics LLC
Advanced Instruments Inc.The new SomaScope™ Analyzer from Advanced Instruments Inc., provides a cost effective way for dairy labs to quantify somatic cells in unpasteurized milk and identify sub-clinical mastitis. The instrument features fluorescence flow cytometry and high-throughput, dual photomultipliers for outstanding accuracy. The unit's modular construction, including open access to the sample preparation unit and other components, allows easy maintenance and parts replacement. Accuracy and repeatability exceed industry standards for laboratory analyzers with a throughput rate of up to 400 samples an hour. A simple user interface makes it easy to operate and no external computer is required.
Advanced Instruments Inc.
Glacier ComputersGlacier Computer, a leading developer of versatile and powerful industrial computer systems for harsh environments, has introduced a second version of its 10" GX 1000 series computers for forklifts. Based on customer demands for increased I/O, mini PCI slots and faster processing power, Glacier has added the GX-1000 B. The GX-1000 B establishes a new benchmark for forklift-mounted units by offering high-end PC-compatible computing power in a smaller form factor housing. The GX-1000 B boasts a low heat, highly efficient 1 GHz Via processor. The GX-1000 B offers a 10" color LCD screen, resistive touchscreen, internal UPS, Bluetooth, and soft shutdown feature. A solid state Compact Flash hard drive accommodates cold or vibration-intensive environments.
FKI LogistexA new stainless steel conveyor is available from FKI Logistex, a global leader in integrated material handling solutions. Built in rugged stainless steel and fully rated for product washdown, FKI Logistex Stainless Steel Conveyor is designed to meet the needs of food, beverage, and consumer goods manufacturers. With side frames built in 304 polished stainless steel and all fabricated parts available in stainless steel, the FKI Logistex Stainless Steel Conveyor can be wet-cleaned after production runs. Its corrosion-resistant construction reduces wear and tear and extends conveyor component life over traditional non-stainless designs. FKI Logistex Stainless Steel Conveyor expands on the proven FKI Logistex Accumat® rollerless conveying system. Like Accumat, the stainless steel conveyor uses a modular plastic-belt conveying surface, eliminating the need for rollers and providing a continuous surface for product conveying. The belted surface also decreases the number of moving parts.
General Machinery CorporationA more convenient sanitary conveyor has been introduced by General Machinery Corporation. Without tools, the new conveyor can be fully disassembled, including the belt removal, and readied for complete wash down in less then 5 minutes. A cantilever seamless stainless frame is the centerpiece. Standard equipment includes a totally enclosed electrical system; a stainless steel, T.E. AC motorized pulley, on/off variable speed control unit, E-stop cable pull system, endless FDA conveyor belt, stainless steel in-feed hopper, discharge chute, and casters. The new conveyor is designed for sanitary operation. It is easy to operate, and has very low maintenance. This conveyor can be built to suit a customer's specific requirements.
General Machinery Corporation