Industrial Pressure Transmitter
Dwyer has introduced its new Series 628 Industrial Pressure Transmitter. The Dwyer Series 628 pressure transmitter is ideal for OEMs, with its piezo-resistive sensor contained in a compact, rugged, NEMA 4x stainless-steel housing. The Series 628 is highly corrosive resistant with 316L stainless-steel wetted parts; this allows pressure measurement in a multitude of processes, from hydraulic oils to chemicals. — Dwyer Instruments Inc., P.O., Box 373, Michigan City, Ind., 46361, phone: (219) 879-8000, fax: (219) 872-9057, e-mail: lit@dwyer-inst.com, Web site: www.dwyer-inst.com
Non-Metal Canister System
A new packaging innovation system featuring a non-metal container has been developed by a consortium of companies, paving the way to modernize bulk ice cream packaging. The developer of the alternative packaging system is D. Thomas & Associates, a Kansas City-based food packaging company that will serve as the exclusive distributor for the Canister Assembly Machine System, known as NMC3. The system produces an innovative 3-gallon, non-metal ice cream canister. The assembly system features a plastic rim, allowing post-filling metal detection while providing a safer system for machine operators and dip store employees. Other components of the system include plastic covers along with paperboard sidewalls and bottoms, all packaged in a lease/purchase program that includes technical service and personalized customer service to the nation’s ice cream processors. The state-of-the-art assembly machine was engineered and built by Nutter Machine Co. Inc. of Hebron, Ohio. The package components were developed and manufactured by D. Thomas & Associates’ principal manufacturers at various locations throughout the Midwest. The system is expected to streamline the process in ice cream packaging by providing a more efficient and effective assembly process using state-of-the-art equipment. — D. Thomas & Associates Inc., 1717 W. 91st Place, Kansas City, Mo., 64114, phone: (816) 361-5522
Lactoferrin Glyco-Analysis Kit
NutriCognia has launched Lactofact™, a rapid lactoferrin glyco-analysis kit that can control the production process and product development, as well as improving quality control procedures. Lactofact is the first product developed by NutriCognia aimed at the dairy industry. By recognizing the features of various glycans, it monitors the glycan content of added value ingredients like lactoferrin and gives an indication of its quality. Lactofact is based on CarboDeep™, a proprietary technology that compares glycan mixtures and produces a fingerprint on the glycan composition. Lactofact can help improve the lactoferrin product functionality and important characteristics like stability and shelf life. — NutriCognia Ltd., P.O. Box 2230, Hahadarim St. 2, Heavy Ind. Estate, Ashdod, 77613, Israel,e-mail: info@nutricognia.com, Web site: www.nutricognia.com
Free Training Videos
To help commercial facility managers in the ongoing battle against pests, Orkin Commercial Services is offering a series of free training videos in the “Orkin University Online” section of www.orkin.com/commercial. The educational series, entitled “ABCs of Pest Habitat Modification,” illustrates several non-chemical ways to prevent pests. Orkin launched Orkin University Online in 2004 to help businesses train employees in sanitation and pest prevention. The company’s internal training program, called Orkin University, has set the standard for the pest control industry and received numerous third-party accolades. — Orkin Inc., 2170 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, Ga., 30324, Web site: www.orkin.com
High-Speed Labeler
EPI has recently manufactured a Flex-Pac labeler specifically for today’s higher speed bagmakers. As with all EPI labelers, this new PLC Servo Flex-Pac Labeler is easy to set up and operate. Inherent to the design of the Flex-Pac labeler is its capacity to be customized to accommodate specific bagmakers and the corresponding operation. The Flex-Pac labeler is adaptable to most vertical form-fill-seal packaging equipment, and is manufactured to withstand the toughest environments. Some examples of label materials the Flex-Pac can apply are single-ply, multi-ply, coupon stock or reclosable labels on the front or back of the bag. — Exact Packaging Inc., 1145 E. Wellspring Road, New Freedom, Pa., 17349, phone: (800) 755-8344 or (717) 235-8345, e-mail: sales@epilabelers.com, Web site:  www.epilabelers.com
Spiral Elevator
Span Tech has introduced its Spiral Elevator. The Spiral Elevator is useful for cooling, curing and time delays. The product rests stationery on the spiral chain and travels up or down, with speeds up to 250 fpm (76.2 mpm). A variable-frequency drive comes standard and no controls are necessary. No pressure is applied to the product, so the Spiral Elevator is ideal for delicate items such as books, butter or other easily damaged items. — SpanTech LLC, 1115 Cleveland Ave., Glasgow, Ky., 42141, phone: (270) 651-9166, fax: (270) 651-3929, Web site: www.spantechllc.com
Absorption Measurement Technology
Because of the NIR absorption measurement technology used by the Optek 3A-certified photometric systems, the inline measurement is not affected by caustics or even color changes in the process waste stream, thereby providing a precise and repeatable diversion point every time. This significantly reduces sewage costs and citations due to excessive BOD discharge levels. Installation benefits include reduced BOD, reduced municipal charges and fines, immediate spill notification, easy installation, operation and maintenance, precise and repeatable measurement, and return on investment within months. — Optek, N118W18748 Bunsen Drive, Germantown, Wis., 53022, phone: (888) 814-4288, e-mail: dairy@optek.com, Web site: www.optek.com/dairy
Case Erector Warranty
Combi’s CE-10 case erector now comes with a three-year standard warranty. The case erector features low-case/low-tape alarms with stack light and powered case magazine and case counter. Ideal for applications that require more throughput than manual case erecting can provide, this machine erects and bottoms seals corrugated cases at speeds from 500 to 700 cases per hour. — Combi Packaging Systems LLC, 5365 E. Center Drive NE, Canton, Ohio, 44721, phone: (330) 456-9333, Web site: www.combi.com
Coding System
Videojet’s Focus S60 laser coding system delivers permanent quality codes on a variety of materials such as paperboard packaging, plastics, glass, labels, claycoat and secondary packaging. The Focus S60 provides high-quality print resolution for nearly 100 percent verification system read rates. Using CO2 laser technology allows the Focus S60 to provide clean, low-maintenance operation and eliminate consumable fluids and parts associated with other printing technologies. To meet the needs of nearly any coding requirement, this flexible system can print mixed fonts, logos, special characters, RSS/Composite bar codes and 2-D symbols. — Videojet Technologies Inc., 1500 Mittel Blvd., Wood Dale, Ill., 60191-1073, phone:  (800) 843-3610, Web site: www.videojet.com.
Stator Pumps
Seepex’s line of “wobble stator” pumps for general and commercial pumping applications significantly reduces the price of progressive cavity pumps and repair parts. Special elastomers and unique design of the stator dramatically increase both performance and longevity. The new design has higher volumetric efficiencies than previous designs. The stators have a dedicated “flexing zone” separate from the geometry. Capacities to 10 USGPM and pressures to 175 psi are offered. AC and DC variable speed close-coupled drives are available options, and pumps and repair parts are stocked. — Seepex Inc., 511 Speedway Drive, Enon, Ohio, 45323, phone: (937) 864-7150, fax: (937) 864-7157, e-mail: sales@seepex.net, Web site: www.seepex.com
Vehicle Tracking System
Sky-Trax Inc.’s new Vehicle Tracking and Management System (VTMS) monitors the movement of lift trucks and other process vehicles. VTMS works indoors pinpointing vehicle locations in real time and creating a map showing all vehicle locations within the facility. In addition to the graphical display, VTMS stores vehicle tracking data for fleet management purposes. Managers can access VTMS graphics and tracking data via local area network or secure Internet, allowing remote operations monitoring and management. — Sky-Trax Inc., 245 Quigley Blvd., Suite I, New Castle, Del., 19720, phone: (866) 927-4927, Web site: www.sky-trax.com
Spray-Cooling Tower
Palsgaard has increased the production capacity of its integrated blends. The new production lines entail state-of-the-art spray-cooling facilities. The design of the company’s spray-cooling tower ensures an improved physical stability of the final emulsifier powders. Due to the fact that both the particle size and shape are especially uniform, the dairy and ice cream industries will experience an easy-to-handle, free-flowing, integrated product. Palsgaard’s new spray-cooling facilities enable the company to product integrated blends with the highest level of unsaturated monoglycerides. The new integrated blends fulfill requirements to enhance creaminess and melting resistance in the final ice cream product. — Palsgaard, 4579 Laclede Ave. No. 264, St. Louis, Mo., 63108, phone: (877) 268-4010, e-mail: palsgaard@sbcglobal.net, Web site: www.palsgaard.com
Tangential/Cross-Flow Filtration System
Purosep™ is NCSRT’s complete line of high performance filtration systems. All Purosep systems are designed to be integrated with any of the following filter arrays: OPTISEP Modules, CONSEP Modules, Hollow Fiber, Ceramic, Plate and Frame, Flat Sheet and Spiral Wound. Whether a tabletop unit, pilot skid or production unit is required, NCSRT applications-based design approach will provide a system that meets or exceeds specific process needs. Purosep is a universal design concept proven to integrate with all standard TFF/CFF module formats. The advanced engineering and 3-D modeling utilized in all Purosep models allows for rapid and cost effective customization when required. Systems can be operated independently or integrated with upstream and/or downstream processing equipment as a single unit operation. NCSRT support services provide industry-leading validation assistance, preventative maintenance contracts and responsive technical service. — NCSRT Inc., 1000 Goodworth Drive, Apex, N.C., 27539, phone: (919) 387-8460, fax: (919) 387-8540, e-mail: info@ncsrt.com, Web site: www.ncsrt.com
New Machines
Greydon has introduced two new machines: Label Jet, an affordable programmable, high-resolution coder for pressure-sensitive label applicators; and the GTBD, a taped bag printer/dispenser to speed up the hand-bagging of odd-shaped meat, cheese and other products. The company’s printers/coders are deigned to retrofit on form/fill/seal machines for food, pharmaceutical and medical device applications, and use a variety of printing technologies. — Greydon Inc., 391 Greendale Road, York, Pa., 17403, phone: (717) 848-3875, fax: (717) 843-6435, e-mail: info@greydon.com, Web site: www.greydon.com
Sanitary Fittings
Immediately available from the AdvantaPure division of NewAge® Industries are sanitary fittings that meet both 3-A and ASME-BPE specifications. Manufactured to mate with the company’s line of sanitary tubing and hose, the fittings now offer an added degree of safety and level of excellence for critical process applications, such as those in the food, dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, biomedical and chemical industries. In addition to meeting 3-A standards and ASME-BPE specifications (for dimensional requirements and surface finish), AdvantaPure’s line of fittings offers 316L stainless-steel material, smooth, radiused edges, a wetted surface finish of 15 Ra or better, documented lot traceability with identification markings on each fitting, and documented quality control. Specific fitting styles consist of sanitary male and female I-line and bevel seats; Tri-Clamp®, mini Tri-Clamp, and Tri-Clamp elbows; male and female cam and groove; tube weld adapters; and pipe weld adapters. Sizes range from 1/4 inch through 4 inches, and all fittings are crimp applied using mating hose collars. Custom designs, laser etching for hose assembly identification, imprinting, sizes and packaging are available. Quickly produced hose assemblies are a specialty. — AdvantaPure, 145 James Way, Southampton, Pa., 18966, phone: (888) 755-4370 or 215-526-2151, fax: (888) 258-4293 or 215-526-2167, e-mail: sales@advantapure.com, Web site: www.advantapure.com
Tubular Heat Exchanger
Alfa Laval has launched the ViscoLine™ Dynamic, a new scraped-surface tubular heat exchanger designed to handle high volumes of high-viscosity, sticky or particulate-laden products. This heat exchanger accommodates higher product volumes more cost effectively than traditional solutions while eliminating any chance of fouling. It also can handle natural products, including those with stabilizers, emulsifiers and starches, without causing any degradation. The ViscoLine Dynamic Series features large heat-transfer areas that are designed for plants that need to crystallize and evaporate high-viscosity products, either with or without particulates. The ViscoLine units are normally connected in series or installed in a frame. They can operate installed either vertically or horizontally with product flow in either single-pass or multi-pass configurations. — Alfa Laval Inc., 5400 International Trade Drive, Richmond, Va., 23231, phone: (804) 545-8328, Web site: www.alfalaval.us
Printer Applicator
Label-Aire has introduced its all-new 3138-N with 17" Powered Unwind Printer Applicator. The 17-inch (432 mm) Powered Unwind configuration helps to significantly reduce downtime. Advanced features include automatic setup with multiple programmable label pages for easy changeovers to labels of different sizes, rate compensation for improved label placement accuracy, and advanced user-configurable I/O connectivity. These handy features greatly simplify setup and change-overs. Like all 3138 models, the 3138-N 17" Powered Unwind is just as tough as it is versatile and advanced. The increased roll capacity of the large 17" (432 mm) powered unwind is perfect for high-speed, heavy duty operation. The 3138-N’s rugged stainless steel and anodized aluminum construction is corrosion resistant providing long-lasting durability and maintenance-free operation in the most hostile environments. Like all Label-Aire printer applicators, the 3138-N 17" Powered Unwind is compatible with any O.E.M. printer on the market. — Label-Aire Inc., 550 Burning Tree Road, Fullerton, Calif., 92833, phone: (714) 441-0700, fax: (714) 526-0300, e-mail: info@label-aire.com, Web site: www.label-aire.com
High-Quality Truck Bodies
For more than three decades, Supreme Corp. has focused on building high-quality, long-lasting truck bodies for use by contractors and others. Recently, the company’s Spartan Strongbox and Captain Compact Stake Body have consistently ranked among the most popular Supreme vehicles. Both bodies — built to meet a variety of contractor needs — provide convenient features to help their owners work more efficiently.
The Spartan Strongbox with cab chassis offers numerous standard features and options to make jobs easier for construction workers, electricians, plumbers, and many others. While the Strongbox serves those with special on-site work needs, the Captain Compact Stake Body is a convenient choice for hauling higher payload capacities. The Captain is designed for loads of 16,000 gross vehicle weight or lower, and is particularly well suited for use by contractors, landscaping professionals and lawn care specialists. The body features a unique spring-lock tie-down system to protect cargo, along with a durable tread plate floor for added safety and stability. Like all of Supreme’s truck bodies, the Captain is customizable for specific requirements. The stake body is available in a variety of paint colors and body lengths, from 8 to 11 feet. — Supreme Corp., P.O. Box 463, 2581 E. Kercher Road, Goshen, Ind., 46528, phone: (800) 642-4889, e-mail: info@supremecorp.com, Web site: www.supremecorp.com
Low-Height Container
Linpac Materials Handling provides the Ropak 3A Series of reusable containers featuring a 32-by-30-inch footprint, and is now available in a new 18-inch height. All containers in the 3A Series offer load capacities of up to 2,000 pounds. Designed with fixed sidewalls, the Ropak 3A18’s low height makes it ideal for warehousing, distribution and transport of small, dense parts in a variety of applications. The 3A18 holds 5.4 cubic feet of volume, and weights 50 pounds. — Linpac Materials Handling, 120 Commerce Court, Georgetown, Ky., 40324, phone: (502) 863-5500, Web site: www. linpacmh.com.
Industrial Pails
IPL has introduced its Shure-Lock line of industrial pails — a unique, user-friendly solution for packaging, protecting and displaying a wide variety of industrial products. The IPL innovative new Shure-Lock industrial pails are easy to open, close, hot fill, handle and ship. An ideal packaging solution for a wide range of products, the leak-proof containers seal without the use of gaskets. Shure-Lock industrial pail lids are much easier to open than gasket lids and require no opening tools. Lids reseal perfectly even when inverted. IPL Shure-Lock pails are made with polypropylene, therefore exhibiting great top load strength, especially in hot fill applications. The pails are designed with interlocking rings that help to create a very stable pallet. Also, the Shure-Lock line large pail rim facilitates easy lifting and handling. To ensure maximum protection of contents, these industrial pails feature the Shure-Lock Tamper Evident system, which provides maximum protection throughout all the challenges of distribution and retail environments. Shure-Lock containers feature IPL’s unique In-Mold Labeling (IML) technology, which allows images to be designed into a label, creating a striking, high-quality graphic look that commands attention and distinguishes brands. The containers also feature the Shure-Lock food safety system, a reliable and efficient tamper-evident system that protects the integrity and freshness of the contents and reduces operation costs. Shure-Lock rectangular, square and round lines are available in a range of sizes, are food-approved, and meet HACCP, FDA-USA and HPB regulations. — IPL Packaging, 140 Commerciale, Saint-Damien, Quebec, Canada, G0R 2Y0, phone: (800) 463-4755 (U.S.) or (800) 463-7083 (Canada), fax : (418) 789-3153, e-mail: packaging@ipl-plastics.com, Web site: www.ipl-packaging.com
Dairy Separators
Westfalia’s newly developed series of HyVOL separators and clarifiers offer a unique sealing technology that is 100 percent wear-free and requires no water for operation. The exclusive Westfalia hydrohermetic seal uses the milk itself as a seal, providing new levels of economy, efficiency and long-life operation. In addition to the exclusive hydrohermetic seal, the company’s separators/clarifiers offer other money saving benefits such as high-capacity designs, excellent separation efficiency, USDA-accepted solids discharge and low energy requirements. — Westfalia Separator Inc., 100 Fairway Court, Northvale, N.J., 07647, phone: (201) 767-3900, fax: (201) 784-4331, Web site: www.wsus.com
The Aluminum Advantage
Air-cooling evaporators used in ammonia systems have traditionally been made using galvanized (zinc- coated) carbon steel. There are other metals compatible with ammonia including stainless steel and aluminum. Designers and installers of industrial ammonia evaporators for low-temperature applications must be concerned with the weight, performance and reliability of the equipment being specified. Additionally, there may be requirements for corrosion resistance, cleanability and defrosting characteristics which need to be considered. Ammonia and aluminum are very compatible and have been used in ammonia heat exchangers for several decades. The properties of aluminum make it an ideal metal to use in ammonia refrigeration applications. The density of the metal directly affects the weight of the heat exchanger, and when multiplied by the specific heat capacity, the product indicates the amount of energy required to heat up and cool down the heat exchanger during a defrost cycle. The thermal conductivity of the metal affects the thermal performance of the heat exchanger and the speed and effectiveness of defrost. Since 1984, Colmac has successfully manufactured all-aluminum evaporators for ammonia refrigeration systems. Only the best quality, heavy-wall, seamless drawn, 3003 alloy aluminum tubing is used; 100 percent of this tubing is eddy-current tested at the Colmac factory prior to assembly into evaporators, insuring zero defects. All tube joints are carefully joined by a special TIG welding process, then pressure tested at 500 psig to insure absolutely no leaks. The result of this rigorous quality manufacturing program is zero leaks in any tube or welded joint on start-up on any Colmac all-aluminum ammonia evaporator. — Colmac Coil Manufacturing Inc., P.O. Box 571, Colville, Wash., 99114-0571, phone: (800) 845-6778 or (509) 684-2595, fax: (509) 684-8331, e-mail: mail@colmaccoil.com, Web site: www.colmaccoil.com
Sanitation and Food-Safety Products
Color-coded black bristles on floor drain brushes help sanitation personnel keep them segregated to avoid cross-contamination. Unfortunately, the traditional white handles have led to confusion with some color-coded programs, since white brushes are typically used in processing areas. Nelson-Jameson has solved this problem by offering a black handle so personnel can determine — at a glance — that the brush is to be used with floor drains. This 36-inch black-plastic handle is made specifically for Carlisle-brand floor-drain brush heads, and is stocked for immediate shipment. Additionally, Nelson-Jameson’s Soft-Serve Ice Cream Test Kit makes it easy to quickly test for bacteria that indicate contamination. The new kit provides accurate results for less than $2 per test. It requires no expensive laboratory equipment and can be used to test soft-serve ice cream, soft-serve mix, frozen custard and traditional ice cream. The test kit includes everything needed to conduct 50 tests as well as step-by-step instruction and interpretation guides. Results are obtained in just 24 hours. — Nelson-Jameson Inc., 2400 E. Fifth St., P.O. Box 647, Marshfield, Wis., 54449, phone: (715) 387-1151, fax: (715) 387-8746, Web site: www.nelsonjameson.com
Oxygen Sorbents
Dairy processors and cheese manufacturers can protect dairy foods (including all natural cheeses) from spoilage with Multisorb Technologies’ FreshPax™ oxygen sorbents. FreshPax oxygen sorbents naturally maintain the shelf life and quality of packaged cheese and cheese products without additives or preservatives. FreshPax retains food taste and color by effectively removing oxygen from the interior packaging environment, and protects packaged dairy foods such as cheeses, fermented diary products such as yogurt and sour cream, and other dairy foods from spoilage, mold growth and other aerobic degradation. — Multisorb Technologies Inc., 325 Harlem Road, Buffalo, N.Y., 14224-1893, phone: (716) 824-8900, fax: (716) 824-4128, e- mail: info@multisorb.com, Web site: www.multisorb.com
Product Literature
Axon® Corp.’s product literature contains information on the company's entire line of products including heat shrink-sleeve labeling and tamper-evident band applicators. Axon’s specialized machines, including turnkey operations and multi-head systems, are also highlighted. In addition, new Styrotech literature is available, which includes information on the advanced stretch-sleeve label applicators. A new Axon EZ-Seal® chart outlines applicator specifications for any product in need of a band or sleeve. Included in the chart is pertinent information such as maximum production (bottles per minute), film thickness and more. — Axon Corp., 1341 Express Drive, Raleigh, N.C., 27603, phone: (919) 772-8383, fax: (919) 772-5575, e-mail: info@axoncorp.com, Web site: www.axoncorp.com
Stand-Up Pouch
Polymer Packaging’s quad-seal, pre-zippered, stand-up pouch allows companies to incorporate four separate registered printed webs into a single package. For the first time, brand and packaging designers can incorporate different materials and designs from four independent webs and print panels into a package (e.g. clear poly gussets with white poly front and back) with a transverse directional zipper on the front panel. This provides additional methods of offering pre-zippered, stand-up pouches to address the growing consumer demand for reclosable packaging. Polymer Packaging is able to convert this type of packaging through the acquisition of the Waterline RiteBag model stand-up pouch machine. Combining this machine with Polymer Packaging’s Inno-Lok® pre-zippered roll stock capabilities brings a unique offering to the packaging industry. — Polymer Packaging Inc., 7576 Freedom Ave., North Canton, Ohio, 44720, phone: (800) 260-1446, Web site: www.polymerpkg.com
Seal Applicators
Shure-Glue offers its NC-Series Hot-Melt Applicators for light-duty, low-volume applications to medium-speed, high-volume case sealing and product assembly. Solid-state controls, accurate RTD temperature sensor, and a thermostatic temperature control optimize system performance. The units feature a reliable air-operated piston pump and can operate with as many as four hoses/guns. Tank capacities range from 12 pounds to 40 pounds. For ease-of-use, a unified operator interface is used across an entire range of melt units. — Shure-Glue Systems Inc., 457 Circle Freeway Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246, phone: (513) 874.5581, Web site: www.shure-glue.com
UV-Disinfection System
Aquionics offers its the Quantum in-line, medium-pressure UV system. This compact, low-cost disinfection device is designed specifically for small-flow dairy-process water applications (up to 520 gpm). To combat contamination and spoilage, the Quantum uses medium-pressure UV technology to disinfect product and flush water. An FDA-approved alternative to flash pasteurization, UV disinfection is capable of destroying virtually all microorganisms including bacteria, yeasts, molds and viruses. The system can also be used for deozonation and dechlorination. — Aquionics, 21 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, Ky., 41018, phone: (859) 341-0710, fax: (859) 341-0350, Web site: www.aquionics.com