Plant Equipment

Omega Engineering’s IR-USB series of infrared temperature sensors provide a reliable and economical method for most PC-based, non-contact temperature monitoring. The unit features an IR sensor/signal conditioner installation with a direct USB connection and free user software that converts PCs into a temperature meter, chart recorder or data logger.

Omega Engineering Inc.


Bete Fog Nozzle introduced the HydroWhirl Poseidon, a versatile, high-impact, clean-in-place, rotating tank-washing nozzle that combines slow moving rotation and high-impact spray pattern for more efficient cleaning. It is ideal for tanks up to 22 feet in diameter.

Bete Fog Nozzle, Inc.


Fowler Products introduced a compact waterfall-style cap sorter for production lines running between 100-300 bottles per minute. The WSI 300 waterfall sorter has an 8-cubic-foot cap bin, which sits flush to the capping machine for minimum footprint, and a minimum height for low-ceiling environments.

Fowler Products, a division of Pro Mach


OCS Checkweighers debuts its full range of industrial PC-controlled checkweighers, ranging from basic EC-Essential (up to 150 pieces per minute) to high-end HC-Avantgarde (up to 640 pieces per minute). It is operated by an industrial PC and characterized by its 10.4-inch mobile touch display.

OCS Checkweighers Inc.


The ergonomically designed C150 on-site multifunction calibrator from Palmer Wahl features unique built-in “easy connect” terminals, portable and bench top flexibility and easy-to-use intuitive embedded software. Fully protected with an external anti-shock rubber boot with IP 54 rating, it features five user-selectable languages, 0.005% accuracy, NIST traceability and HART transmitter compatibility. It also comes equipped with an elastomer keypad to protect from dirt and grease.

Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group


Easy-Lock by Aplix is a reclosable system for flexible packaging applications pertaining to cheese, sliced meat and more. Made of food-grade polyethylene, Easy-Lock is comprised of self-mating micro-hooks that provide ease of use and a more resistant closure track.



AlumiSeal from Impco is a high-performance, brush-on methacrylate compound specifically formulated for sealing porosity in aluminum parts and welds containing liquids or gases under pressure. Once AlumiSeal has cured, any excess material on the surface is easily rinsed away with water, leaving the surface clean and ready for painting or other finishing.   

Impco Inc.


FOX IV Technologies released the 5410 mini label printer applicator, integrating Zebra Technology’s RFID-ready 110 Xi4 printer into a rugged, industrial frame. It features a 10-inch OD label roll, can print on either thermal transfer or direct thermal label stock at 203 or 300 dpi, has a maximum print width of 4 inches and is capable of high-quality printing at speeds up to 10 ips.

FOX IV Technologies Inc.


Terlet/OMVE released the HT121 bench-top pasteurization and sterilization system, specially designed for compact-size flexibility. These systems allow operators to conduct trials with less than one liter of material, thus reducing the required amount of ingredients and preparation, start-up and processing time and increasing the amount of trials conducted in a single day.



Mettler-Toledo introduces ProdX, an advanced connectivity software program that allows centralized monitoring, control and data documentation for checkweighers, metal detectors and X-ray systems. Multiple product inspection devices are integrated into a central monitoring system that can be monitored from multiple locations.

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Group


R & D Ingredients

IOI-Loders Croklaan introduced Freedom IC500 dairy fat replacer, a drop-in solution that provides frozen dessert manufacturers with the ability to reduce and control costs while maintaining the desired quality of the end-product. Freedom IC500 is based on palm oil, which provides a less volatile raw material base relative to dairy fat. 

Loders Croklaan North America


Chr. Hansen introduces Mild O, a cheese culture range that provides flavor and texture in various cheese types. The new culture blends slow down the acidification process, which removes the risk of a brittle or hard cheese texture. The main applications for Mild O cultures include soft cheese, white brined cheese, quark and specific gourmet-style continental cheeses with blends of goat, sheep and cow milk.

Chr. Hansen Inc.


Symrise offers a new line of tropical fruit flavors, featuring mango, guava, papaya, pineapple, lychee, passionfruit, pomegranate, coconut water and prickly pear. This line was created for confections, desserts, toppings, still drinks, tea and other fortified food and beverage applications.

Symrise Inc.