Color-coded Brushes
Remco Products offers the Total Color Brush line to help meet the needs of the food-processing industry. With block and bristles made of the same color, these high-quality color-coded brooms and brushes are perfect for today’s stringent HACCP environments. These products feature several designs and bristle types to provide maximum efficiency and durability. Available in five colors, these items are part of the Vikan hygiene system®.
— Remco Products, 4735 W. 106th St., Zionsville, Ind., 46077, phone: (317) 876-9856, fax: (800) 585-8619, Web site:

Membrane Filtration System
Pall Corp. has introduced its Pall AriaTM SA water filtration system to meet the sanitary requirements of food and beverage producers. The new system combines stainless-steel components with proven microfiltration (MF) or ultrafiltration (UF) membrane modules. Available in custom configurations with flow rates ranging from 50 to 300 gpm, the system treats water from municipal, surface or ground sources. With the Pall Aria SA system, food and beverage processors can meet water quality standards and reduce their total cost of operations, while maintaining product safety and quality.
— Pall Corp., 2200 Northern Blvd., East Hills, N.Y., 11548, phone: (516) 484-5400, fax: (516) 484-5228, Web site:

Automatic Titrator and pH Meter
Designed for the dairy industry, Hanna Instruments’ HI84429 is an easy-to-use microprocessor-based automatic titrator and pH meter that performs automatic analysis with all the necessary calculations through a clear and simple interface. Press the start key and the instrument automatically conducts an end-point titration with results immediately displayed. It comes with a pre-programmed analysis method designed for Total Titratable Acidity measurements on milk as well as pH electrode, temperature probe, solutions and tubing.
— Hanna Instruments, 584 Park East Drive, Woonsocket, R.I., 02895, phone: (800) 426-6287, fax: (401) 762-5064, Web site:

Form-Fitting Gloves
Saf-T-Gard has introduced three new models of Mechani-Gard™ Mechanic’s Gloves. With three initial designs, the gloves are available in a variety of styles to meet the needs of most glove wearers. Mechani-Gard Style MG-9810 is a basic mechanic’s glove with a synthetic leather palm, Spandex back, and hook/loop-wrist closure; Mechani-Gard Style MG-9820 is full-feature mechanic’s glove with a brown Clarino™ synthetic leather palm, thumb, fingertips and knuckle strap, along with a Spandex back and open cuff with shirred elastic front and back; and Mechani-Gard Style MG-9830, the premium model, features a black Clarino palm, thumb and fingertips, a Spandex/neoprene foam back-of-the-hand, a reinforced palm and neoprene foam-padded knuckle protector and hook/loop-wrist closure.
— Saf-T-Gard International Inc., 205 Huehl Road, Northbrook, Ill., 60062, phone: (847) 291-1600, fax: (847) 291-1610, e-mail:, Web site:

Liquid Depackaging
The Xtractor by Bright Technologies was designed for destroying all types of packaged products. Liquid is removed from bottled product (PET), aluminum cans, plastics pouches, aseptic packaging, canned material or any other type of package for more efficient and cost-effective recycling without product liability or liquid product in landfills. The Xtractor is capable of processing more than 12 cubic yards of aluminum cans per hour.
—  Bright Technologies, a division of Sebright Products Inc., 127 N. Water St., Hopkins, Mich., 49328, phone: (800) 253-0532, fax: (616) 897-5668, Web site:

Dual Shaft Mixers
Ross has announced the in-stock availability of its Dual Shaft Change Can Mixers. The CDA Model Dual Shaft Mixers are offered from stock with an anchor and high- speed disperser. Each agitator is independently driven by an inverter duty, explosion proof motor to enable its use for variable speed operation. This line of economical mixers is stocked in 2-, 10-, 50- and 100-gallon sizes. Change can models are available in many additional sizes ranging from 2 through 1,000 gallons. Stocked units include 304 stainless-steel wetted parts, vacuum construction and air/oil hydraulic lifts to raise and lower the agitators. Options include thermocouples, jackets for heating or cooling and a variety of discharge valves. Units are available for sale or rental. A test unit is installed at the Ross Test and Development Center to permit verification of the Dual Shafts ability to mix a product to the client’s specifications. Dual Shaft Mixers are suited for a wide variety of mixing and dispersion tasks for products having viscosities to several hundred thousand centipoise.
— Charles Ross and Son Co., P.O. Box 12308, Hauppauge N.Y., 11788, phone: (800) 243-Ross, fax:  (631) 234-0691, e-mail:

Easy-Slide Rotor Support
Nu-Con rotary valves are now available with a bottom-mounted slide rail that supports the rotor and non-drive end plate when they’re removed from the valve bore. Once removed, the Easy-Slide Rotor Support (ESRS) assembly lets you pivot the rotor and end plate up and out of the way, helping to facilitate cleaning and inspection. The ESRS also helps protect expensive valve components and keeps them precisely aligned for reassembly. The ESRS assembly will maintain critical tolerances for years and features heavy-duty construction, hard-chrome slide rods and precision linear bearings. ESRS allows for removal of end plate only, or the complete rotor and end plate assembly. When the complete assembly is removed the rotor can be separated from the end plate to allow access to the shaft seals.
— Nu-Con Equipment, 1600 Lake Drive West, Chanhassen, Minn., 55317, phone: (952) 279-5210, fax: (952) 279-5206, Web site:

Safety Guarding Technology
Fogg Filler has introduced its new safety guarding technology. The company’s safety guarding has been designed to accommodate the most rigid safety and sanitation requirements including HEPA class 100. Fogg’s new safety guarding is made of stainless-steel framework with clear polycarbonate to enclose the sides of the filler. There are hinged access doors to enter all sides of the filler for quick and easy maintenance. Electrical interlocks have been placed on each of the doors to disable the filler if the doors are opened while the filler is running. The internal lighting also provides another level of safety for the machine operator. Customer’s sanitation needs vary greatly. That is why Fogg’s safety enclosures also offer class 100 HEPA filters. That means hundreds of air changes per hour pass through the 99.99 percent efficient HEPA filters to ensure the product has greater sanitation and a longer shelf life. Special attention has been made in the design phase to ensure that these filters are very simple to replace. There are also perforated air diffuser face screens to ensure even distribution of clean air throughout the clean room.
— Fogg Co., 3455 John F. Donnelly Drive, Holland, Mich., 49424, phone: (616) 786-3644, fax: (616) 786-0350, Web site:

Precise Flowmeter
Krohne has introduced its Optimass 1000 Coriolis mass flowmeter designed for exceptional measurement capabilities with the flexibility and options of high-end meters at a competitive price. The Optimass 1000 is well suited for a variety of industries, including chemical, petrochemical, food and beverage, water and pharmaceutical, and can operate reliably between -40 and 130 degrees C. It is designed with a close-coupled, twin-tube configuration with an optimized flow splitter, manufactured to be highly durable and capable of handling flow rates, even in the face of pressure fluctuations. This product also offers end users many options not normally found in economic, general purpose meters, such as a number of hygienic process connectors for the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. It also comes with a standard measuring tube that is 100 percent accurate, ensuring the highest level of safety.
— Krohne Inc., 7 Dearborn Road, Peabody, Mass., 01960, phone: (978) 535-6060, fax: (978) 535-1720, email:, Web site:

Vehicle-Mount Computer
DLoG announced its MPC 6 vehicle-mount computer. The sophisticated features and rugged construction of DLoG’s fanless, mobile MPC 6 make it an ideal touch-screen PC for indoor and outdoor vehicles, including forklifts and construction machinery, in warehouses and other logistics operations. The MPC 6 includes an up-to 1 GHz Intel CPU processor with 1 GB RAM and CompactFlash memory allowing complex applications to be handled with ease. The processor comes with Intel 915 chipsets and is shipped with either Windows XP Professional, XP Embedded or a Linux operating system. The optional 3M Near Field Imaging (NFI) MicroTouch™ 10-inch touch-screen provides high visibility even in bright environments. The optional heating capability allows the MPC 5/110 to operate in temperatures as low as -30 degrees F. An internal UPS storage battery is available for backup during power failures and transportation from one vehicle to another.  An optional automatic switch-off feature gracefully powers down the computer when the vehicle’s ignition is turned off. DLoG’s flexible MPC 6 is available in 10- and 12-inch models.
— DLoG Logistics Inc., 3751 Venture Drive, Suite 200, Duluth, Ga., 30096, phone: (770) 232-4506, fax: (770) 497-0784, e-mail:, Web site:

Flanged Ball Valves
New fire-safe Triac F91 stainless-steel, flanged ball valves from A-T Controls use a regular-port design to minimize cost and reduce operating torque, while offering rugged construction with a solid unibody and patented pyramidal stem packing. Ideal for applications from the oil field to food processing plants, the ANSI-class 150 valves are fire-safe, comply with the NACE MRO175 standard for corrosion resistance, and are certified to API 607-4th edition. The live-loaded pyramidal stem packing system features a patented 45-degree primary seal with Belleville washers and chevron packing, protecting against wear and stem leaks common with ordinary ball valves. A patented automation pad allows direct mounting of ISO5211-compliant actuators to eliminate the cost and fabrication of special couplings or brackets.
— A-T Controls Inc., 11363 Deerfield Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242, phone: (513) 530-5175, fax: (513) 247-5462, Web site:

New Packaging Machines
A-B-C’s three new machines incorporate the latest technology to provide top speed, performance, and reliability on the packaging line. The new Model 206 case packer uses servo-driven mechanics that provide accurate and consistent product accumulation and packing at higher speeds than traditional mechanical packing. The new Model 75 palletizer is a low-level machine that offers high speed operation that was previously possible only on high-level machines. The new Model 136 case sealer is an economical taper that provides sealing speeds up to 25 cases per minute, three shifts a day. Built with A-B-C’s quality and craftsmanship, this sealer has a hefty, stainless-steel box frame with solid rack and gear construction, side-belt case transfer with variable frequency drive (VFD), cast aluminum flap folders, and adjustable leveling footpads. It offers 30-second, no-tools changeover and reduced-maintenance features.
— A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp., 811 Live Oak St., Tarpon Springs, Fla., 34689, phone: (800) 237-5975, fax: (727) 938-1239, Web site:

Wireless Data Loggers
Dairies seeking to minimize product spoilage and to find easy-to-use tools for USDA and HAACP compliance can now obtain Dickson Wireless Data Loggers for Temperature and Humidity Monitoring for ultimate flexibility in monitoring technology without any wiring constraints whatsoever. Dickson, which offers a broad range of data loggers and chart recorders available worldwide to museum archivists, provides the same guarantee of accuracy and reliability to the dairy industry that these archivists have come to expect from all Dickson data loggers and chart recorders.
— The Dickson Co., 930 S. Westwood Ave., Addison, Ill., 60101-4917, phone: (800) 757-3747, fax :(800) 676-0498, Web site:

VOC-Compliant Coatings
RustOleum offers a breadth of products that comply with new VOC laws. Using proprietary technology, the company is prepared with Sierra Performance industrial coatings, an entire line that has Zero VOC, Zero Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), and no odor. In addition to the Sierra Performance line, RustOleum also offers High Performance sprays, Industrial Choice sprays, and Mathys coatings that meet or exceed the VOC requirements in the SCAQMD. Also compliant are floor coatings including Concrete Saver, Concrete Protection Systems and Epoxy Shield®. RustOleum coatings are easy to apply, fast drying, lengthen the lifetime of your assets, and are as durable as they are safe. For a list of participating distributors and a complete list of VOC-compliant products visit the company’s Web site.
— Rust-Oleum Corp., Industrial Brands Group, 11 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, Ill., 60061, phone: (800) 769-6565, fax: (847) 816-2272, Web site:

Gas Chlorinator
Chemical Injection Technologies’ Superior™ Gas Chlorinator Series CL-1 is the optimum choice for water disinfection, whether for drinking water, sewage treatment, industrial processes, food processing, cooling water, or swimming pools. Considered the “workhorse” of gas chlorinators, its efficient design, coupled with the long lasting materials, creates reliable water disinfection systems that produce greater yields and realize higher customer profits. The vacuum-operated, solution-feed type Superior Gas Chlorinator Series CL-1 mounts directly on a chlorine cylinder valve. Chlorine flow rate is manually adjusted.
— Chemical Injection Technologies Inc., 4796 S. U.S. Highway 1, Fort Pierce, Fla., 34982, phone: (772) 461-0666, fax: (772) 460-1847, e-mail:, Web site:  

Redesigned Series
OK International has introduced its redesigned Superformer series stainless-steel case erectors & bottom tapers. These compact in-line machines are standard supplied with a low level, easy load, powered case magazine with low cases and no cases alarms, an electronic case squaring system and taping heads with low tape and no tape alarms. The Superformers are the easiest adjustable case erectors on the market today; a three dimensional size change can be accomplished by operators in about one minute, making the machine suitable for very short production runs. Other features of the machine include the welded stainless steel frame, full guarding and a Nema 4X electrical enclosure with Allen Bradley controls and self diagnostics. OK International has three machine sizes available suitable for case sizes from 6x6x3 inches up to 31x20x24 inches (closed outside case dimensions) and speeds ranging from 10 to 25 cases per minute.
— O/K International Corp., 73 Bartlett St., Marlborough, Mass., 01752, phone: (508) 303-8286, fax: (508) 303-8207, Web site:
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