Personal Protective Wear
Disposable/reusable VR™ Protective Boots & Shoe Covers are for use in dairy processing and dairy farms where potential contamination from infectious material can endanger product and dairy stock. Perfect for minimizing the potential for cross contamination, VR Protective Boots and Shoe Covers (with elastic tops for added splash protection), provide impervious protection against biological and chemical pollutants. VR Boots provide knee-high foot and lower-leg coverage, with VR Shoe Covers providing full coverage of foot and work shoe. The company’s PolyWear Personal Protective Disposable Gowns offer impervious lightweight protection to safeguard against the transfer of potentially infectious diseases in food, meat and dairy plants. The gowns are ideal for use in processing facilities where biological cross contamination from infectious material can endanger the supply chain. — PolyConversions Inc., 505 Condit Drive, Rantoul, Ill., 61866, phone: (888) 893-3330, Web site: www.polyconversions.com
Overhead Stretch Wrapper
Lantech’s new S-1200 automatic overhead stretch wrapper is pre-engineered for lean manufacturing and can be extensively customized with over 100 off-the-shelf options, such as the patented Pallet-Grip load locking system and 6000-pound capacity conveyor. Designed for conveyorized feed, in-line, end-of-line or freestanding to allow load accumulation, the S-1200 can wrap 30 to 45 loads per hour, providing economical use of film with Lantech’s Roller-Stretch system that pre-stretches the film up to 300 percent. The S-1200 utilizes the company’s patented single-leg chassis design that is compact and allows quick installation with existing conveyor lines. — Lantech.com, 11000 Bluegrass Parkway, Louisville, Ky., 40299-2399, phone: (800) 866-0322, Web site: www.lantech.com
Boiler Efficiency
Miura has developed high-capacity steam boilers for maximum efficiency. Designed for steam-starved, volatile demand processes, the boilers operate at peak effectiveness for the greatest energy savings and fastest response to fluctuating demand. The fuel-to-steam efficiency of Miura boilers remains consistently high at more than 85 percent at all steam loads from 35 percent to 100 percent. — Miura Boiler Inc., 600 Northgate Parkway, Suite M, Wheeling, Ill., 60090-3201, phone: (847) 465-0001, fax: (847) 465-0011, e-mail: chicago@miuraboiler.com, Web site: www.miuraboiler.com
Liquid Line Traps
Cesco Magnetics’ series of aseptic, magnetic liquid line traps for 1 1/2-inch (38.25mm) to 4-inch (102mm) aseptic processing lines operate at up to 200 psi and temperatures of 150 degrees C. Machined from a solid block of 314 stainless steel, the AS series of MagTraps™ exceed 3A standards for sanitary fabrication. Powerful, long-lived, rare-earth magnets capture and hold trash or fines of ferrous, nickel, carbide and work-hardened stainless smaller than state-of-the-art metal detectors can sense to ensure product quality and prevent equipment damage in food, beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical processing operations. MagTraps allow pumped products to flow unimpeded through multiple intense magnetic fields, and the easy-to-clean AS design makes disposing of captured debris a fast and easy process. — Cesco Magnetics, 93 Utility Court, Rohnert Park, Calif., 94928, phone: (877) 624-8727, fax: (707) 585-3886, Web site: www.cescomagnetics.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; 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
Linear Blower
SIPA’s linear blowers are highly flexible with low power consumption and fast configuration changes. The company’s SFL line of linear blowers is comprised of two base platforms, the SFL 4 and the SFL 6. The SFL 4 has a maximum production capacity of 1,800 bottles/hour/cavity and can produce container sizes of up to 3 liters with two-, three- or four-cavity layouts. The SFL 6 platform provides even greater flexibility with a production capability of up to 1,600 bottles/hour/cavity. It can produce container sizes of up to 3 liters with a six-cavity layout, up to a 5-liter capacity with a four-cavity layout and up to a 10-liter capacity with a two- and three- cavity layout. — SIPA Plastic Packaging Systems, Via Caduti del Lavoro, 3-31029 Vittorio Veneto, Italy, phone: (39) 0438-911511, fax: (39) 0438-912273, email: sipa@zoppas-industries.it
New Valve Technology
Fogg Filler has introduced its new Tri-Line CIP Extended Valve for lower maintenance and higher sanitation. The new valve system is an excellent choice for a wide range of flowable liquids, including dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical and household products. The Tri-Line CIP Extended Valve was created to improve sanitation, shorten maintenance time and down time during product changeover, resulting in lower costs and increased production. — Fogg Co., 3455 John F. Donnelly Drive, Holland, Mich., 49424, phone: (616) 786-3644, fax: (616) 786-0350, parts fax: (616) 786-0610, e-mail: foggusa@foggfiller.com, Web site: www.foggfiller.com
Flexible Mobile Device
Independent of location or time zones, mobile devices keep companies up to date with necessary information. 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
Material Handling Solution
NuStar’s Power Tug™ features a heavy-duty 24V system with a built-in charger, fingertip controls and variable speed (forward-reverse). The Power Tug’s compact size and ability to handle loads weighing up to 2,500 pounds (on four swivel casters), makes the product a perfect choice to carry on board delivery trucks. — NuStar Inc., 1425 Stagecoach Road, Shakopee, Minn., 55379, phone: (952) 445-8295, fax: (952) 445-0231, Web site: www.nustarinc.com
Energy Management Software
Vigilistics has announced the availability of energy-use analysis software for dairy processing plants. The company offers five configurable modules for energy management — the Evaporator Management Module, Dryer Management Module, Boiler Management Module, Refrigeration Management Module and Pasteurization Management Module — all available as options to the company’s real-time operations intelligence software. Other capabilities include milk loss reduction and product genealogy tracking and tracing. Vigilistics is a member of the International Dairy Foods Association working group focused on chemical, water and energy usage reduction best practices. — Vigilistics Inc., 23361 Madero, Mission Viejo, Calif., 92691, Web site: www.vigilistics.com
Superior-Grip Glove
With superior grip and improved fat resistance, Silvers Latex/Nitrile Blend Gloves are a perfect addition to Nelson-Jameson’s offering of gloves for the food processing and maintenance industries. Silvers gloves are specially designed for the food industry, combining the economy of latex and the high quality of nitrile, all in one reusable product. The gloves are easy to slip on and off with an ultra-smooth satin lining. Textured palm and fingers allow for secure grip and protection from abrasions or chemicals. Silvers Gloves are made of FDA-accepted materials and are available in sizes S to 2XL. — 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
Fluorophos Test System
Advanced Instruments’ Fluorophos® Test System — a rapid, extremely sensitive fluorimetric method for assessing alkaline phosphatase (ALP) in milk and milk products — has received unanimous approval as a full international standard method by the International Dairy Federation (IDF 155), the International Standards Organization, (ISO 11816), and CEN European Standards Organization. As a result, the Fluorophos Test System is today the only 3-minute fluorimetric method with multiple international approvals for accuracy over a range of ALP levels, including low values, for milk from cows (whole, semi-skimmed, skimmed and flavored) as well as from sheep and goats. — Advanced Instruments Inc., 2 Technology Way, Norwood, Mass., 02062, phone: (781) 320-9000, fax: (781) 320-8181, e-mail: info@aicompanies.com, sales@aicompanies.com, Web site: www.aicompanies.com
Reciprocating Blow-Molding Machine
Uniloy Milacron’s first multi-layer reciprocating blow-molding machine produces HDPE milk bottles for ESL packaging 10 to 20 percent faster than shuttle or wheel machines, with 10 to 25 percent less energy. The company is meeting consumer and dairy producer preference for HDPE milk bottles in countries with limited refrigeration infrastructure by introducing this reciprocating blow-molding machine capable of producing three-layer, ESL bottles. The 12-parison machine can produce 5,400 bottles per hour with an 8-second cycle time. Weighing 28 to 32 grams each, the bottles will have a 43-milimeter neck finish. In actual production, a foil seal and screw cap completes the package to permit shipping and storage under non-refrigerated conditions. — Uniloy Milacron, 5550 S. Occidental Highway, Tecumseh, Mich., 49286, phone: (517) 424-8976, Web site: www.uniloy.com
Multi-Pack Shrink Wrapper
Polypack has introduced a packaging alternative for the dairy industry. The specialized dairy shrink-wrapping and packaging equipment has many advantages. The company says its clients have seen huge savings with bundling; savings on materials, inventory space, labor, and time. The DAIRY24 system increases packaging efficiency. Key features include a rugged, stainless-steel, single-piece design; a thermostatically controlled, energy-efficient heat tunnel; packaging versatility ranging from two to 24 packs; speed of 30 wraps per minute; and integrated diagnostics with color touch screen. — 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
Case Liner
O/K International is proud to introduce its newly designed Superliner 220. At up to 18 cases per minute, it is one of the fastest case liners on the market. The Superliner 220 makes bags from a roll of gusseted polyethylene tubing, places the bag into a case, crate, drum or tray and cuffs the bag over the edges. It is a cost-effective machine, suitable for standard applications within a defined case range. All of the company’s case liners are equipped with Allen Bradley controls. — O/K International Corp., 73 Bartlett St., Marlborough, Mass., 01752, phone: (508) 303-8286, fax: (508) 303-8207, Web site: www.okcorp.com
Color-Coded Pail
Remco Products has added a multi-functional, three-gallon pail to its line of polypropylene tools. This latest creation from the Vikan® hygiene system is produced using FDA-approved materials, color-coded and designed to withstand harsh chemicals and heat without losing its shape or rigidity. It also features a wide pour spout, a flat rear panel with a molded grip, and easy-to-read U.S. and metric measurement marks. Color-coded lids and a stainless-steel mounting bracket also are available. — Remco Products, 4735 W. 106th St., Zionsville, Ind., 46077, phone: (317) 876-9856, fax: (800) 585-8619, Web site: www.remcoproducts.com
Post-Column System
Pickering’s Vector PCXTM is a rugged, low-cost, post-column system ideal for high-throughput analysis of target compounds. The Vector PCX inherits the selectivity, sensitivity and chromatographic reproducibility of Pickering’s PCX5200 post-column derivatization instrument, with ease of use unmatched in the industry. It is compatible with all major HPLC systems, and is ideal for basic testing in demanding, 24/7 laboratory environments that require low capital outlay, analytic accuracy and long life for its post-column instrumentation, components and reagents. Together with Pickering’s full-featured Pinnacle PCXTM, the standard Vector PCX fills out the company’s line of post-column instruments, columns and reagents. — Pickering Laboratories Inc., 1280 Space Park Way, Mountain View, Calif., 94043, phone:(800) 654-3330, Web site: www.pickeringlabs.com
Innovative Mass Flowmeter
Krohne’s innovative NTEP-approved, single-straight tube Coriolis mass flowmeter, Optimass Series 7000, is uniquely constructed and offers no-hassle installation and superior performance in density and mass flow. With its single-straight tube design and broad range of end connections, the meter meets the most stringent hygienic requirements for food and pharmaceutical applications. It also complies with industry standards, including ASME Bioprocessing equipment, EHEDG, 3-A and FDA. The meters are approved for use in hazardous environments. The corrosion-resistant Optimass Series 7000 is the first of its kind to provide wetted parts in titanium, stainless steel or Hastelloy, allowing it to withstand the harshest conditions. The single straight-tube design is resistant to blocking or fouling, allowing the meter to handle high viscosity fluids with ease, as well as maintaining a high level of accuracy for mass and volumetric flow and density measurement. — Krohne Inc., 7 Dearborn Road, Peabody, Mass., 01960, phone: (800) 356-9464, fax: (978) 535-1720, email: info@KROHNE.com, Web site: www.krohne.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
Comprehensive Web Site
Nelson-Jameson is a supplier of products used by food, dairy and beverage processing facilities. The company is a one-stop, integrated supply source, representing more than 750 vendors and sourcing more than 20,000 products in hundreds of classifications. Nelson-Jameson’s Web site provides a free download of its Buyers Guide, as well as access to its Web Commerce package, designed to automate key business processes and integrate information flow among suppliers, distributors and customers. Features of the Web Commerce package include real-time access to a secure enterprise system, ability to browse on-line catalog in tree view with links to pictures, ability to check the latest prices with customer-specific discounts, ability to enter orders by item or select items from on-line catalog, and automatic e-mail notifications and acknowledgements. — 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
Cast & Tentered Shrink Film
Plastic Suppliers has introduced its new cast & tentered EarthFirst® TDO shrink film. This new addition to the EarthFirst family of sustainable films provides the converter and brand owner an environmentally friendly alternative to currently available petroleum-based shrink films. EarthFirst TDO shrink film utilizes NatureWorks® PLA resin from NatureWorks LLC. The shrink film is specifically designed for today’s uniquely shaped containers that require high shrink percentages. This new film has been issued a patent-pending status by the United States patent office. —Plastic Suppliers Inc., 2887 Johnstown Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43219, phone: (614) 471-9100, fax: (614) 418-3890, Web site: www.earthfirstpla.com