Centrifugal Pumps
Fristam’s FPR centrifugal pumps save processors time and money with easy maintenance and reduced inventory. Built with a front pull-out seal, FPR pumps are quickly serviced and do not need to be pulled out of line for seal changes. Additionally, no special tools are required for service. The FPR series reduces maintenance inventory. Two seal sizes fit the entire line and FPR pumps have fewer parts, allowing processors to stock fewer maintenance parts. CIP-able, it meets the most stringent sanitary standards. An optional stainless steel flange provides improved corrosion resistance.
—  Fristam Pumps USA, 2410 Parview Road, Middleton, Wis., 53562,
phone: (608) 831-5001, fax: (608) 831-8467, e-mail: fristam@fristampumps.com, Web site: www.fristam.com

Differential Pressure Transmitter
The Dwyer Series 636D Explosion-Proof Differential Pressure Transmitter is constructed out of welded 316 stainless steel with all 316L wetted materials, and is designed to withstand the most demanding media and environmental conditions. The transmitter has a CSA explosion-proof rating, which is ideal for sensing differential pressures of gases, liquids and vapors in specified hazardous locations. Perfect for offshore applications, the Series 636D also conforms to NACE standards.
— 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

Transverse Palletizer
The A+F 313Q Transverse Palletizer is capable of speeds greater than eight layers per minute and features a dual infeed layer forming system that, in conjunction with four independent layer pushes, overlaps the layer building cycle times. This configuration offers an uncommonly high degree of format flexibility. With precise servo-driven layer plate, stripping edge and layer centering assemblies, the 313Q delivers the high speed and precision movement necessary on the downstream layer placement functions.
— A+F Automation USA, 1210 Campus Drive West, Morganville, N.J., 07751,
phone: (732) 536-8650, fax: (732) 536-8850, e-mail: sales@afautomation.com, Web site: www. afautomation.com

Degreaser Towels
PolyConversions has introduced VR Wipes, pre-moistened degreaser towels developed for the food processing industry to remove fats, oils and contaminants from impervious protective wear and other food contact surfaces. VR Wipes have been designed and formulated to materially reduce the “Bio-Load” accumulation on impervious apparel, gloves, instruments and surfaces when used in a continual plant-wide cleaning program. VR Wipes contain degreasing surfactants and quaternary ammonia compounds that work together in cleaning animal fats and associated contamination from impervious surfaces, and also meet FDA standards for “no rinse” chemical concentration limitations.
— PolyConversions Inc., 505 Condit Drive, Rantoul, Ill., 61866,
phone: (888) 893-3330, Web site: www.polyconversions.com

Valve Control Module Release
Waukesha Cherry-Burrell (WCB) has announced its new two-piece valve control module release. Shipping early first quarter of 2006, WCB will include the new valve control module with all of the W-Series Single and Double Seat Valves. Compared to the previous three-piece module with stainless-steel cap, acrylic lens and stainless-steel base, the new two-Piece Module has an easy screw-on acrylic top, stainless-steel base and upgraded features.
— Waukesha Cherry-Burrell, an SPX Process Equipment Operation, 611 Sugar Creek Road, Delavan, Wis., 53115,
phone: (262) 728-1900, fax: (262) 728-4904, Web site: www.spxprocessequipment.com

Automatic Product Converter
Polypack has introduced a new option for its line of high-quality shrink packaging equipment. The new inverter can be integrated with Polypack’s versatile multi-packing equipment. This system is capable of receiving automatic delivery of products of various sizes and shapes, inverting every other product, and collating them into diverse packaging configurations.
— Polypack Inc., 3301 Gateway Centre Blvd.,  Pinellas Park, Fla., 33782,
phone:  (727) 578-5000, fax: (727) 578-1300, e-mail: info@polypack.com, Web site: www.polypack.com

Automated Vitamin Fortification
SciLog’s VitaPump system provides automatic, high-precision metering of vitamins by weight, and documentation of vitamin usage for QC, compliance and inventory. VitaPump meets vitamin fortification requirements set forth in PMO Appendix “O” of the milk processing industry. Amount of dispensed vitamin and long-term usage rate is displayed, printed and archived on a PC or with a printer that plugs directly into VitaPump. Typical precision and long-term accuracy is better than 0.5 percent. With built-in alarms for pump and batch rate, Vitapump is a continuously self-calibrating system.
— SciLog Inc., 8845 S. Greenview Drive, Suite 4, Middleton, Wis., 53562,
phone: (800) 955-1993, fax:  (608) 824-0509, e-mail: scilog@scilog.com, Web site: www.scilog.com

Flexible Mobile Device
CSB-System mobile devices can retrieve, edit and return data to shop floors immediately. Mobile-ERP creates flexibility, allowing data to be entered directly at the source. Making information accessible through the central ERP system and eliminating double entries at the heart of a business transaction, gives companies a competitive edge. All data is captured in real time and direct communication with management.
— CSB-System International, 2535 Camino del Rio South, Suite 350, San Diego, Calif., 92108,
phone: (619) 640-0436, fax: (619) 640-0476, Web site: www.csb-system.com

Anti-Tamper Lock
By ensuring valves and actuators are only operated by authorized individuals, the Anti-Tamper Lock (ATL) from Smith Flow Control secures companies’ assets by reducing the risk of human error or deliberate tampering. The way the ATL works is very simple. The standard condition of the device in service is locked (key-free), with the handwheel free-rotating (the standard unit is available in two sizes to suit all lever and handwheel operated valves). Operation involves three simple steps: first, a coded key is inserted, engaging the drive; second, the valve is operated to the desired position; and finally, the key is removed and the valve is locked in the desired position. For safety applications, the ATL’s housing is supplied in stainless-steel-coated with yellow polyester resin, while for security applications, locks are manufactured from hardened steel, with a protective security skirt.
— Smith Flow Control, 21 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, Ky., 41018,
phone: (859) 578-2395, fax: (859)-341-2302, e-mail: sales@smithflow.com, Web site: Web: www.smithflowcontrol.com

High-Speed Case Erector
Above 30 cases per minute, packagers need a machine with more muscle, yet may find it difficult to justify the cost of added performance for top-end machines. A-B-C’s Model 390 powerful erector/sealer is an affordable machine that incorporates solid production features of the company’s high-speed models, ensuring top performance from the packaging line. The large, self-feeding case magazine holds up to three stacks of cases. As each stack is used, another moves into position maximizing time between refills. The low-level design makes it easy to refill without lifting cases. The case-feed mechanism is designed to reliably feed cases at high speeds, with dual spring-loaded grippers that ensure proper feeding of warped and band-marked cases. The cases are erected by a cam-operated opening arm that erects and holds them securely as the inner flaps are folded. The outer case flaps are closed during the case transfer which is powered by a continuous motion main drive motor with sealed bearing linkage designed for long-term, high-speed performance. The servo-operated sealing ram is precisely controlled to enter the case and compress the flaps with optimum precision to ensure secure sealing during high-speed production runs.
—  A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp., 811 Live Oak St., Tarpon Springs, Fla., 34689,
phone: (800) 237-5975, fax: (727) 938-1239, Web site: www.abcpackaging.com

Extended Route Delivery
Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies has introduced its new RouteMax™ system which allows for extended route delivery using a cold plate system powered by International Truck and Engine Corp.’s PowerPack 3, a self-contained power supply system built into the vehicle. The initial cost of the truck body, power unit and refrigeration system will be lower than a mechanical blower body and refrigeration. The only operating cost of the RouteMax system is the electrical shore power needed to recharge the cold plates while it is plugged in at night. Because the RouteMax system continually charges the plates throughout the day, it can potentially reduce the number of hours needed for shore power hookup. RouteMax has few moving parts, therefore it requires virtually no maintenance. And, the system will last the life of the truck body. RouteMax functions by using the PowerPack 3 to convert the DC current from the alternator into AC current. Johnson’s Electrical Power Manager (EPM) optimizes the electrical power for the continuous operation of the refrigeration compressor.
— Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies, 215 E. Allen St., Rice Lake, Wis., 54868,
phone: (715) 234-7071, fax: (715) 234-4628, Web site: www.johnsontruckbodies.com

Enhanced Static Mixer
Ross SysCon has introduced a mixer for use as a continuous cooker in the food industry. The sanitary, continuous design ensures uniform mixing and cooking at much higher production rates. Ross LLPD Static Mixers with sparging capability are supplied in selection of materials such as stainless steel, Hastelloy and other special alloys. A full range of diameters and lengths to suit the customer’s production requirements are available.
— Ross SysCon, 34 Westgate Blvd., Savannah, Ga., 31405,
phone: (866) 797-2660, fax: (912) 238-1905, e-mail: info@staticmixers.com, Web site: www.staticmixers.com  
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