Milk Analyzer
Get reliable, rapid milk composition profiles with the affordable Page & Pedersen LactiCheck Milk Analyzer. Now featuring six key component readings, fat, solids, added water, density, protein and lactose are all reported in just 85 seconds. Data can also be automatically transferred to a PC thru the LactiLog™ Software. The LactiCheck is a compact, robust instrument offering a number of new options to the dairy industry, as it can be installed in the lab or at critical control points throughout the plant. — Page & Pedersen International Ltd., 158 W. Main St., Hopkinton, Mass., 01748, phone: (508) 435-5966, fax: (508) 435-8198, Web site: www.pagepedersen.com
High-Speed Shrink Bundler
Operating at speeds up to 75 bundles per minute, the ARPAC 75GI is designed specifically for the printing and publishing industry, shrink-wrapping random-size bundles, extremely short stacks and lightweight products on demand, without interrupting production. Designed to interact with today’s 18,000- to 20,000 books-per-hour binding lines, the ARPAC 75GI is perfect for presorted postal route sequencing applications, and the printing and publishing industry’s fastest counter stackers. — ARPAC Group, 9511 W. River St., Schiller Park, Ill., 60176, phone: (847) 678-9034, fax: (847) 671-7006, Web site: www.arpacgroup.com
Visual Supervisors
Eurotherm has launched its new Eycon series of visual supervisors. These visual supervisors provide multi-function control, recording and visualization. Eurotherm have a long history of experience in the control, data acquisition and process automation market and now the Eycon Series brings that expertise into a single process unit. Eycon’s new visual supervisor technology incorporates some impressive functionality that will allow users to completely manage a process. In fact, engineers may class the Eycon visual supervisor as a mini DCS which could easily be incorporated as a powerful component into a wider system. The series has been designed to reduce configuration, integration, installation and wiring costs while increasing accuracy, quality and efficiency. — Eurotherm, 741-F Miller Drive, Leesburg, Va., 20175-8993, phone: (703) 443-0000, fax: (703) 669-1300, e-mail: info@eurotherm.com , Web site: www.eurotherm.com
Rotary Transport Pump
Viking Pump has released a new addition to its proven high-speed rotary transport pumps, the RTP20. Offering configuration flexibility and ease of maintenance, the RTP20 (1.0 liter/rev) is built with all the features of the proven RTP30 (1.28 liter/rev) design as well as provides an additional size with exceptional performance, advanced durability, application flexibility, and ease of installation to help users achieve enhanced productivity for a lower total cost of ownership. The series’ tri-lobe design, customizable per customer specifications, is compact and light-weight and features removable feet and multiple mountings for easy vertical or horizontal adaptation. Flexible for a variety of operational needs, the RTP20 series is also available with ACME threaded or tri-clamp ports as well as many other port connection types. — Viking Pump Inc., 406 State St., Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50613-0008, phone: (319) 273-8430, fax: (319) 273-8157, e-mail: info.viking@idexcorp.com , Web site: www.vikingpump.com
Application Brochure
Sioux Steam Cleaner’s custom, application-specific brochure highlights the company’s complete custom capabilities for building water and solution heating systems, pressure washers, steam cleaners and steam generators. Sioux offers extensive experience in the industry as well as complete engineering capabilities. Custom-designed machines are available with customer-specified components, custom frames and mountings, custom electrical setups, high-performance ratings, self-contained systems or special codes and certifications. Sioux’s rugged, dependable, high-performance, industrial-quality machines are easy to install, operate and maintain. — Sioux Steam Cleaner Corp., 1 Sioux Plaza, Beresford, S.D., 57004, (605) 763-3333, fax: (605) 763-3334
Dairy Analysis System
Advanced Instruments and RAM Mechanical Inc. have introduced the CombiScope™ AutoLab™, the dairy industry’s first fully automated dairy laboratory sample handing and analysis system. The revolutionary new CombiScope AutoLab fully automates the entire dairy herd improvement (DHI) or payment lab sampling and analysis process, start to finish. The CombiScope AutoLab consists of a RAM Mechanical industrial robot/sample preparation system and one or more Delta Instruments CombiScope Analyzers. The automation, custom built and programmed by RAM Mechanical, provides consistent, reliable sample preparation and handling. The CombiScope performs precise component analysis and high-speed somatic cell counting. For more information, visit the CombiScope AutoLab Web page at www.aicompanies.com/AutoLab. — Advanced Instruments Inc., 2 Technology Way, Norwood, Mass., 02062, phone: (800) 225-4034 or (781) 320-9000, fax: (781) 320-8181, e-mail: info@aicompanies.com or sales@aicompanies.com
Printing System
Squid Ink has introduced its PZ Pilot Plus hi-resolution ink jet printing system. The PZ Pilot Plus is an affordable solution for printing high quality marks on a variety of products. The PZ Pilot Plus is an ideal introductory machine for companies looking for a high quality and fair priced hi-resolution print system for printing bar codes, logos and other high quality alphanumeric on corrugated cases. The PZ Pilot Plus is also available as a non-porous system, capable of printing on substrates ranging from plastic, glass and metal. The company’s innovative PZ Pilot Plus is an ideal alternative for hi-resolution case coding applications. — Squid Ink Manufacturing Inc., 1173 Osborne Road, Spring Lake Park, Minn., 55432, phone: (763) 795-8856, fax: (763) 795-8867, Web site: www.squidink.com
Customized Solutions
Bodine, a leading manufacturer of fractional horsepower (FHP), AC induction, permanent magnet DC, and brushless DC motors, gearmotors and controls provides engineer-to-engineer customized motion control solutions for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). All standard Bodine products are available as 3D models, which can be downloaded directly from the company’s Web site. While OEM engineers can often simply drop these models into their designs, up to 50 percent of the products sold by Bodine require some modification. 3D modeling software can help OEM designers to reduce their design cycles and the time required for the Bodine to prepare prototypes. It can also dramatically speed up tooling for custom parts, as the data can be downloaded directly into Bodine’s CAD/CAM systems and CNC machinery. — Bodine Electric Co., 2500 W. Bradley Place, Chicago, Ill., 60618-4798, phone: (773) 478-3515, fax: (773) 478-3232, Web site: www.bodine-electric.com
Compliant Inspection System
Mettler-Toledo Safeline has introduced its PowerChek Plus-3A — the first and only X-ray inspection system to be approved as compliant to 3-A Sanitary Standard 41-02 by a certified independent conformance evaluator. The PowerChek Plus-3A X-ray inspection unit is designed in compliance with the June 2001 “USDA Guidelines for the Sanitary Design and Fabrication of Dairy Processing Equipment” to insure cleanability to a microbiological level. Thorough sanitation is assured through easily cleaned product areas. Non-product areas are designed to eliminate debris build-up and potential bacterial reservoirs. Product contact areas are corrosion-resistant, non-toxic and non-absorbent. —Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc., 6005 Benjamin Road, Tampa, Fla., 33634-5145, phone: (813) 889-9500, fax: (813) 881-0840, e-mail: safeline.marketing@mt.com , Web site: www.mt.com/safelineus
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
Improved Web Site
Westfalia has relaunched its company Web site with an improved look, feel and functionality. Designed to provide optimal ease of use and more in-depth product information, the site features a new homepage, updated graphics and a user-friendly navigation system. Site visitors can view product details and specifications, download product brochures, read company news, and review installation spotlights at www.westfaliausa.com. The drop-down, tabbed navigation system allows users to find complimentary products to complete their systems, or find products specific to an industry sector. — Westfalia Technologies Inc., 3655 Sandhurst Drive, York Pa., 17402, phone: (717) 764-1115, e-mail: sales@westfaliausa.com
Tamper-Evident Neck Banders
PDC International has patented and commercialized its R series high-speed, tamper- evident neck banders (shrinkbanders). PDC R Series Shrinkbanders are the fastest machines in their class, banding at line speeds up to 1000 cpm. Engineered for 24/7 service, with continuous material web flow that does not pause for cutting, R Series machines apply, with exceptional precision and repeatability, 1- to 3-inch diameter bands at heights up to 2.375 inches. This makes them well-suited to a very broad range of consumer packaged goods. PDC R-Series Shrinkbanders have the unique capability to apply thin gauge (1.5 to 2 mils, 40 to 50 micron) banding materials, and are compatible with all petroleum-based and sustainable films, including PVC, PET, PETG, OPS and PLA films. — PDC International Corp., 8 Sheehan Ave., Norwalk, Conn., 06854, phone: (203) 853-1516, fax: (203) 854-0834, e-mail: sales@pdc-corp.com , Web site: www.pdc-corp.com