Safer Gate Access
Fortress Interlocks has introduced its new design of Slide Bar for use with its AutoStop gate switch unit. The robust Slide Bar, cast from stainless steel, can be used on both hinged and sliding doors and provides an enhanced level of safety without compromising functionality and ease of access. As well as providing all the safety features of a gate switch, the Slide Bar design ensures the power cannot be turned on simply by slamming the door behind an operator. The Slide Bar also features padlock holes for lock-out operations and an internal release handle which acts as an emergency stop.
— Fortress Interlocks, 21 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, Ky., 41018, phone: (859) 578-2390, fax: (859) 341-2302, e-mail:, Web site:

Tracking and Tracing Software
Vigilistics has introduced configurable software for tracking, tracing and analysis of process manufacturing. Developed for seven global leaders in dairy and food manufacturing, Vigilistics software provides auditable records for Bioterrorism Act and FDA compliance, improves energy use, reduces product loss, and provides production data for ERP systems. Vigilistics software integrates with existing plant systems and PLCs, adding capabilities to the plant operators’ systems. In the initial installation sites, Vigilistics systems are in mission-critical operations in fluid dairy, cheese, powdered milk, soup and other food applications. Vigilistics software is now available for global use in the dairy and food processing industries.
— Vigilistics Inc., 3160 Pullman St., Costa Mesa, Calif., 92626, phone: (714) 619-0741, fax: (714) 437-1187, e-mail:, Web site:

Three-Lane Filling Machine
ATS Engineering has developed the SP1X2-3, a three-lane filling machine. On two lanes, the machine can run 8 ounces to 32 ounces of product, and on a single lane on the same machine it can run 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-pound containers. This one machine replaces two filling machines, and with a flick of a switch, the SP1X2-3 can change over from one size to the next.  It is all pre-set, so there is no adjustment necessary. Cleanability and easy changeover are additional highlights of the SP1X2-3 design.
— ATS Engineering Inc., 104 Hedgedale Road, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, L6T 5L2, phone: (905) 457-2871, fax: (905) 457-6131, Web site:

Color Label Printer
Primera has introduced its new LX810 Color Label Printer. The LX810 Color Label Printer is an inkjet-based printer designed to print short-run, full-color labels at 4800 dpi print resolution. The LX810 prints full-color photos, text, graphics, illustrations and bar code labels. Printed labels are scratch and smudge-resistant and virtually waterproof. The LX810 is easy to set-up and operate. It comes equipped with printer drivers for Windows® 2000/XP and Mac® OS X version 10.2 or higher. NiceLabel™ SE, Primera Edition label design software is included for Windows users. 
— Primera Technology, 2 Carlson Parkway North, Plymouth, Minn., 55447, phone: (763) 475-6676, fax: (763) 475-6677, Web site:

Sanitary ProductLine Extension
Wright Pump has extended its sanitary product through the addition of a new family of high-purity centrifugal pumps, positioning Wright as the global sanitary, pharmaceutical and biotech industries’ single source for high-purity fluid-handling hygienic applications. The new TRA400 series of centrifugal pumps are available in five models in both volute and non-volute styles. Each pump is machined from 316L stainless steel or other high-quality alloy bar and plates eliminating the problems associated with traditional castings, such as cracks, pits, shrink and high ferrite content that may cause rouging in pure water systems. Additionally, the innovative patent-pending Softsterile™ flushing system for double-seal flushing eliminates the difficult-to-inspect external piping common to all other high-purity centrifugal pumps.
— Wright Pump, S84 W18693 Enterprise Drive, Muskego, Wis., 53150, phone: (262) 679-8000, e-mail:, Web site:

Dewatering Systems
There are more than 1,500 installations worldwide of the Alar Auto-Vac®. The system extracts landfill-ready solids that are more than 50 percent dry, yielding effluent cleared of solids up to 95 percent and filtered down to .0005mm. Turnkey systems are available for dairy, bakery, meat and other food and beverage applications. A new interactive CD is available that showcases Alar’s complete line of wastewater solutions.
— Alar Engineering Corp., 9651 W. 196th St., Mokena, Ill., 60448, phone: (708) 479-6100, fax: (708) 479-9059, e-mail:, Web site:

Effective Hand Hygiene
Simplify hand hygiene compliance and enhance HACCP programs with GOJO® and Purell® branded products, now available through Nelson-Jameson. The comprehensive line includes effective products and dispensers that are easy to use. GOJO and Purell offer foaming handwashes, sanitizing soaps and hand sanitizers that are E1, E2 and E3 rated with visual cues that help workers identify the different ratings. Many of the products are listed with the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) and meet guidelines for use in USDA and federally regulated food processing facilities.
— Nelson-Jameson Inc., 2400 E. Fifth St., P.O. Box 647, Marshfield, Wis., 54449, phone: (715) 387-1151, fax: (715) 387-8746, Web site:

Rotor Detection System
Rotary valves used in pneumatic conveying applications do wear, which can result in the valve’s rotor vanes coming into contact with the valve body. If metal-to-metal contact occurs, metal fragments can break off and contaminate the product, causing costly shutdowns and product rejections. Nu-Con’s new Rotor Detection System (RDS) immediately alerts plant operators that metal-to-metal contact has occurred. Nu-Con’s RDS monitors the electrical isolation between the rotor and the valve housing. If a rotor vane touches the valve body, even if only for a split second, a warning is sent to personnel via the plant SCADA system and/or the valve is immediately shut down. RDS is available on new Nu-Con valves and can be retrofit to existing Nu-Con valves.
— Nu-Con Equipment, 1600 Lake Drive West, Chanhassen, Minn., 55317, phone: (952) 279-5210, fax: (952) 279-5206, Web site:

Custom Hose Assemblies
NewAge Industries has announced the immediate availability of hose assemblies made to order. The company stocks a vast inventory of parts ready for fast assembly. Popular plastic and rubber materials such PVC, polyurethane and silicone are available, as well as specialty items like Viton® and stainless steel overbraided PTFE. Hose Assemblies can be as simple as braided PVC hose with a barb-style fitting and hose clamp, or a product for more demanding applications, such as fabric-and-wire-reinforced silicone suction hose with a sanitary fitting, secured by a crimp-applied collar.
— NewAge Industries Inc., 145 James Way, Southampton, Pa., 18966, phone: (215) 526-2300, fax: (215) 526-2191, e-mail:, Web site:

Concrete Flooring Protection
Rust-Oleum’s new ThermaKrete Urethane Concrete Coating provides extreme protection for concrete in the harshest industrial environments. Ideal for the food and beverage industry, where concrete floors are subjected to dramatic temperature fluctuations or thermal shock, ThermaKrete seamlessly expands and contracts to resist cracking. The smooth, long-lasting flooring surface provided by the Rust-Oleum ThermaKrete coating ensures the safety of facility employees. It also provides durability for heavy traffic, resists bacteria contamination and decreases maintenance costs.
— Rust-Oleum Corp., 11 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, Ill., 60061, phone: (800) 323-3584, fax: (847) 816-2272, Web site:

Net-Weight Fillers
Federal combined with EPSI offers a line of net-weight fillers for a wide range of applications. Powered by the AcuFill™ operating system, Federal offers the latest in weighing technology and cutting-edge features. Federal is a privately owned company that is focused on the manufacture of stainless-steel gravity bottle filling and capping systems that meet the highest sanitary and hygienic standards. All equipment is designed and manufactured to meet 3-A and pharmaceutical standards. Fillers and cappers are manufactured for specific applications and customer requirements.
— Federal Mfg. Co., 201 W. Walker St., P.O. Box 04215, Milwaukee, Wis., 53204-0215, phone: (414) 348-3200, fax: (414) 384-8704, Web site: or

Liquid Food Processing Technology
A&B is blending its quality process systems with a revolutionary steam-based mixing technology. The PDX Sonic can homogenize, mix, heat and pump simultaneously with unequalled performance. PDX Sonic is intrinsically safe, has no moving parts, can be cleaned in place, and optimizes process operations.
— A&B Process Systems Corp., 201 S. Wisconsin Ave., Stratford, Wis., 54484, phone: (888) 258-2789, fax: (715) 687-3225, e-mail:, Web site:

Peel and Reseal Package
Formost has introduced its new Reseal-It™ peel and reseal reclosable package created on Fuji-Formost Horizontal and Vertical Wrappers. The system offered by Formost and the Macfarlane Group Sweden AB makes a perforation in the flow wrap film, and then places a label exactly over the perforation. No part of the film is removed — the opening flap of the film sticks to the back of the label. The label and the adhesive have a special composition, which guarantees shelf life, microbiology and distribution. Thorough testing has resulted in optimal film, adhesive and label compositions, which provide a constant peel value without sacrificing package integrity.
— Formost Packaging Machines Inc., 19211-144th Ave. N.W., Woodinville, Wash., 98072, phone: (425) 483-9090, fax: (425) 486-5656, e-mail:, Web site:

Complete Valve Automation
Bradford can handle all actuation needs with a full line of high-end products and accessories. The company’s automation packages include quality stainless-steel actuators, aluminum rack and pinion systems, electric actuators and specially configured packages for ball and butterfly valves. Bradford’s professionally trained specialists assemble and test each automation package to guarantee maximum performance in the field. Each unit is individually foam packed to ensure top-condition arrival.
— Bradford, a Dixon Company, N25 W23040 Paul Road, Pewaukee, Wis., 53072, phone: (262) 513-6900, fax: (262) 513-4904, Web site:

Automatic Load Transfer Station
Columbia Machine has further developed its Load Transfer Station (LTS) product line to include a Fully Automatic Load Transfer Station that can transfer two full loads per minute. This LTS will help to eliminate injuries to warehouse workers and associated insurance claims, streamline plant and warehouse operations, improve plant and process cleanliness and reduce costs. Whether a stand-alone machine or fully automatic system with integrated pallet washing and stretch wrapping is needed, Columbia Machine has the most complete line of pallet exchange solutions.
— Columbia Machines Inc., 107 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, Wash., 98668-8950, phone: (360) 694-1501, fax: (360) 750-9221, e-mail:, Web site:

Multiple Tank Level System
The King Gage® LP3 tank level system is designed for greater flexibility within today’s process environment. Combining data acquisition with a complete HMI display and plant integration solution, the King-Gage LP3 system works in processing environments with multiple tanks or process vessels requiring level measurement and inventory monitoring. The LP3 system can eliminate the need for dedicated I/O typically employed by a PLC or other process control device.
— King Engineering Corp., 3201 S. State St, P.O. Box 1228, Ann Arbor, Mich., 48106, phone: (734) 662-5691, fax: (734) 662-6652, Web site:

Electric and Pneumatic Ball Valves
Low-cost, durable products are keystones to W.E. Anderson valve packages. The new Series BV3 NPT Electric and Pneumatic Ball Valves are no exception. Units incorporate a full port three-piece stainless-steel ball valve for great flow rates with minimal pressure drop. The Series BV3 NPT valve features a blowout-proof stem for added safety, reinforces Teflon® seats and seals for longer life, and a 316SS ball for better performance.
— W.E. Anderson, a division of Dwyer Instruments Inc., P.O., Box 373, Michigan City, Ind., 46361, phone: (219) 879-8000, fax: (219) 872-9057, e-mail:, Web site:

Dynamic CIP Technology
Fogg is now building integrated systems featuring new Extream Clean™ technology. Extream Clean incorporates numerous advances in sanitation and particulate control into the company’s Fill Pro filling systems to address the growing demand for extended product life filling. The new integrated system utilizes advances in auto sanitation and cleanroom technologies in achieving a significantly improved hygienic environment for cold-filled products. This sanitation level has been achieved with minimal impact on production efficiency or performance, and at a cost considerably less than aseptic systems. The new Fogg system integrates container sanitation and rinsing, with high-speed rotary filling and capping in a Class 100 HEPA enclosure. Dynamic CIP technology, activated automatically or manually from the external control panel, cleans the filling bowl and valves while the bowl continues to operate.
— The Fogg Co., 3455 John F. Donnelly Drive, Holland, Mich., 49424, phone: (616) 786-3644, fax: (616) 786-0350, e-mail:
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