Ice Cream Packaging
Continuing to lead the industry with innovative products, our new composite lids for rec-round containers, a tamper evident rec-round lid and rim printing on pint lids are three products that will be showcased this month. Our other great products on display will include glass containers and related packaging for fluid milk that will help dairies in their “green” initiatives. Stanpac has been providing packaging solutions to the dairy industry for over 50 years. Come to booth S7109 and ask Stan to show you what’s new. — Stanpac Inc., Spring Creek Road, R.R.#3, Smithville, Ontario, L0R 2A0, phone: (905) 957-3326, Fax: (905) 957-3616, e-mail: info2u@stanpacnet.com , Web site: www.stanpacnet.com
Chemical Cap Sanitizer
Fogg Filler has introduced a new Chemical Cap Sanitizer. As manufacturers’ are continually demanding greater sanitation, Fogg has designed the Chemical Cap Sanitizer to meet the market demands. It consists of a conveyor that carries caps through a vigorous wash cycle using the customer’s solution of choice. The caps are treated to a combination of chemical exposure and mechanical action. If the supply of product to be sanitized is interrupted, pneumatic escapements and photo-eyes monitor and toggle appropriately, so that every unit is properly dosed. The process effectively removes loose debris such as cardboard dust, and allows sanitizing solution to contact all exposed surfaces of the cap. The duration of exposure is variable, and can be tailored to a specific application to achieve the customers desired log reduction in microbial count. Rates up to 1,000 caps per minute are possible. — Fogg Co., 3455 John F. Donnelly Drive, Holland, Mich., 49424, phone: (616) 786-3644, fax: (616) 786-0350, Web site: www.foggfiller.com
Durable Hose
Immediately available from AdvantaPure is rubber-covered FEP hose with a USP Class VI-approved core. Manufacturedfor use primarily in the pharmaceutical, food, distilled beverage, chemical, and biotech industries, the multi-ply hose is durable, highly flexible, kink resistant, and suitable for both pressure and vacuum applications. The hose, called APFRC, has always had an interior produced with materials that meet Class VI requirements, but now the finished core itself is Class VI tested and approved. This certification offers a higher degree of purity and safety for the products flowing through the hose. In addition to the core’s Class VI approval, its ingredients comply with FDA and USDA standards. APFRC’s other construction materials consist of a woven fabric overbraid, double spiral steel wire reinforcement, and a protective outer jacket of EPDM rubber. — AdvantaPure, 145 James Way, Southampton, Pa., 18966, phone: (215) 526-2151, fax: (215) 526-2167, e-mail: sales@advantapure.com , Web site: www.advantapure.com
Pest Management System
Food processors can now get unmatched protection from the food industry’s most problematic pests — rodents, cockroaches, ants and flies with SignatureCare™, a Copesan pest-management program. The company’s exclusive program utilizes the knowledge and experiences of the service specialists to deliver proactive solutions. Its approach employs a thorough understanding of pest biology, including their development and feeding habits in order to tailor an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) solution with strategies to eliminate pests. — Copesan, W175 N5711 Technology Drive, Menomonee Falls, Wis., 53051, phone: (262) 783-6261, e-mail: info@copesan.com , Web site: www.copesan.com
Manual Shut-off Valve
Plast-O-Matic Valves has introduced a half-inch palm- or foot-operated shut-off valve with no metals or external fasteners for high-purity or corrosive environments. These balanced, compact valves are designed for liquid service to 150 psi. The balanced aspect means that the valve outlet pressure, commonly known as backpressure, can be as high as the inlet pressure without affecting performance. The normally-closed design has a spring return and will automatically close “fail safe” when hand or foot force is removed. Series MFR is offered in Grade 1 Type 1 PVC or natural polypropylene for heavy duty applications. — Plast-O-Matic Valves Inc., 1384 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, N.J., 07009, phone: (973) 256-3000, Web site: www.plastomatic.com
System Upgrade
Thermo Fisher has announced a major upgrade to its Thermo Scientific EZx contaminant detection system. The upgrade, which is being launched just 18 months after the successful introduction of the EZx system, includes numerous customer-based enhancements to the software and hardware components of the system. Food packaging engineers and quality professionals will now have further improved contaminant detection capabilities with an X-ray system that is even more flexible and easy to use. The company will also offer a comprehensive software and hardware upgrade to existing customers, and all of the recent improvements have been made standard or are available as options on new EZx systems. — Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., 81 Wyman St., Waltham, Mass., 02454, phone: (781) 622-1000, fax: (781) 622-1207, Web site: www.thermofisher.com
Continuous Motion Shrink Wrapper
Standard-Knapp has introduced its advanced continuous motion 596S Continuum™ Shrink Wrapper. Designed to handle PET, glass and metal containers, the shrink wrapper is ideal for applications in the food, beverage and household product industries. Engineered with Single Roll Lap Seal Technology, the 596S Continuum Shrink Wrapper is a low-maintenance alternative to shrink wrappers with traditional mechanical seal bars. It utilizes servo motion to adjust speed easily according to product flow, maintaining a continuous motion with speeds of up to 80 trays per minute. The 596S Continuum Shrink Wrapper features a PLC control system, with operator interfaces for both the tray and shrink functions, as well as a smaller interface at the shrink cut to assist in set-up. Precise film cutting is done with a simple rotating blade and is controlled by a servo system. The dual film reel holder contains a spare roll that is easily accessible for fast film reloading. The Shrink Wrapper is also available with optional printed film registration. Infeed for the Shrink Wrapper can be easily integrated with a 296 Continuum Tray Packer discharge. — Standard-Knapp Inc., 63 Pickering Street, Portland, Conn., 06480, phone: (860) 342-1100, fax: (860) 342-1557, e-mail: info@standard-knapp.com , Web site: www.standard-knapp.com
New Refrigerator and Freezer Line
Master-Bilt has unveiled its BSD Series, a new line of self-contained, bottom-mount solid-door reach-in refrigerators and freezers. The BSD series consists of six models that offer increased capacities of 24, 52 and 80 cubic feet over Master-Bilt’s previous bottom mount reach-ins. They come equipped with reversible door swing and are Energy Star and California Energy Commission certified. All of the BSD Series refrigerators and freezers feature an electronic controller with a digital thermometer and alarm function. All BSD models are constructed of stainless steel on front, sides and doors, as well as the interior liner and door panel. Rounded corners give an elegant look and provide less chance of injury from sharp corners in slip and fall accidents. Additionally, all models have three adjustable, heavy-duty epoxy-coated wire shelves per door and 2-inch-thick, foamed-in-place polyurethane insulated walls. — Master-Bilt, 908 Highway 15 North, New Albany, Miss., 38652, phone: (662) 534-9061, fax: (662) 534-6049, e-mail: sales@master-bilt.com , Web site: www.master-bilt.com
Expanded Product Catalog
Bodine’s expanded 2007 Standard Products catalog features more than 1,000 AC, DC and brushless DC fractional horsepower motors, gearmotors and controls. The catalog features over 100 new standard products, including the new type “3RD” gearmotor, which is designed for applications that require very slow rotation and very high torque, and the type “HG” gearmotor, built to provide flexible mounting and high torque in a compact package. Keeping pace with industrial trends, Bodine increased its selection of the new “all-in-one” control-motor-gearhead combination, the INTEGRAmotor, which is now available with digital (PWM) speed input. The catalog also features the company’s expanded line of three-phase, inverter-duty, AC gearmotors, many newly upgraded “Class F” rated DC motor products, and the innovative e-TORQ direct-drive non-cogging servo motor. — Bodine Electric Co., 2500 W. Bradley Place, Chicago, 60618-4798, phone: (773) 478-3515, fax: (773) 478-3232, Web site: www.bodine-electric.com
Separator Filter
TLV has introduced its SF1 stainless-steel separator-filter model designed to improve heating efficiency and product quality by removing condensate and particulates such as dirt and scale. The SF1 is an excellent choice for customers who require dust/dirt-free, high-quality, dry steam or inert gas. Typical users include food manufacturers, breweries, for hospital sterilization, cosmetic, pharmaceutical or chemical industries. Significant advantages of the SF1 include elimination of water spots by delivering dry steam through TLV’s high-efficiency cyclone separator. — TLV Corp., 13901 South Lakes Drive, Charlotte, N.C., 28273-6790, phone: (704) 597-9070, fax: (704) 583-1610, Web site: www.tlv.com
Low-Resistance Tester
The new Wahl RM116 Micro-Ohmmeter is a low-resistance tester designed for maintenance departments, workshops and field use, performing measurements on inductive and non-inductive resistances with a DC current. Rugged and easy to use, its large interactive display informs the operator in real time about the type of measurement, range, calculation conditions (resistance calculated according to a reference temperature), thresholds status and values. Designed for harsh conditions in a hard Pélicase®-type case with plastic washable keyboard and key-locked measurement plugs, the Wahl RM116 has four measurement wires providing the highest accuracy. Other features include automatic measurement in non-inductive resistance mode and automatic triggering when continuity is established between the two points. A single operator can perform measurements. —Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group, 234 Old Weaverville Road, Asheville, N.C., 28804, phone: (828) 658-3131, fax: (828) 658-0728, Web site: www.palmerwahl.com
Redesigned Series
OK International has introduced its redesigned Superformer series stainless-steel case erectors and 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. — O/K International Corp., 73 Bartlett St., Marlborough, Mass., 01752, phone: (508) 303-8286, fax: (508) 303-8207, Web site: www.okcorp.com
Incline Conveyor
American Conveyor’s ISC incline conveyor is designed for dairies that require a conveyor that can move large blocks of or wheels of cheese up steep inclines without slippage. The ISC was originally developed for moving 60-plus pound blocks of wrapped and unwrapped butter up an incline, through turns and divert gates. This ruggedly engineered, all-stainless and UHMW (ultrahigh molecular weight) polyethylene, sanitary grade conveyor with swing and lift rails and drip pans completely disassembles and reassembles in less than fifteen minutes making wash downs fast and easy. — American Conveyor Corp., 1819 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood, N.Y., 11385, phone: (718) 386-0480, fax: (718) 456-1233, e-mail: info@americanconveyor.net , Web site: www.americanconveyor.net
Touch Screen Controls
Deville Technologies offers touch screen controls on its FS-40 automatic cheese shredder. This cutting edge technology makes operating and servicing the FS-40 easier than ever. The user-friendly GUI uses a simple graphic representation of the equipment and allows immediate visual feedback for each process of the machine in realtime. Detailed fault messages make troubleshooting easier than ever. The Allen-Bradley PLC allows for integration and communication with the rest of the production line. — Deville Technologies Inc., 2626 Rue Lapierre, Lasalle, QC, Canada, H8N2W9, phone: (514) 366-4545, fax: (514) 366-9606, e-mail: info@devilletechnologies.com , Web site: www.devilletechnologies.com
Printing Solution
Tharo Systems provides an easy solution for printing bar code and RFID labels using XML (Extensible Markup Language) enabled enterprise systems. EasyLabel® 5.5 Platinum’s XML Monitor will “watch” a file directory or TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol) port and will automatically print RFID or bar code labels when a compatible XML file is received. This feature provides a direct connection to any application capable of generating a properly formatted XML file. It will make seamless printing RFID or bar code labels from supply chain or manufacturing software. The XML Generator enables you to generate XML from a given format file. The generator prompts for the formats, number of labels to print, which printer to use and variable data used to populate the fields on the format. The XML file that results from the generator can be used as a template that can be uploaded to and populated from within an XML enabled application. — Tharo Systems Inc., 2866 Nationwide Parkway, Brunswick, Ohio, 44212, phone: (330) 273-4408, fax: (330) 225-0099, e-mail: sales@tharo.com , Web site: www.tharo.com
Cheese Curd Mix Proof Valve
Sudmo’s Cheese Curd Outlet PMO Mix Proof Valve is specifically designed for use on a cheese vat for curd discharge to increase the cheese vat turnaround time resulting in increased production. This valve can pass particulates up to 13/4 inches without plugging and offers many other system design advantages including simplified valve and piping layout, reduced space requirements, and safer operation. Series flow cleaning results in reduced cleaning time and chemical usage. — Sudmo North America Inc., 1330 Anvil Drive, Rockford, Ill., 61115, phone: (815) 639-0322, fax: (815) 639-1135, Web site: www.sudmona.com
Automatic Rotary Ring Wrapper
Wulftec/M.J. Maillis’ revolutionary 50 RMP Wring-500 Automatic Rotary Ring Wrapper is crafted for success. For increased productivity, this quality engineered stretch wrapper features high-speed wrapping for increased productivity, versatility with different wrap patterns, film saving with one-way wrapping, banding and split-wrap capabilities, carbon fiber ring for lighter, more resistant, best response to speed change, and radio frequency technology for reduced maintenance. This groundbreaking automatic rotary-ring wrapper delivers exceptional performance with productivity at speeds up to 120 loads per hour. — Wulftec/M.J. Maillis, 209 Wulftec St., Ayer’s Cliff, QC, Canada, JOB 1CO, phone: (819) 838-4232, fax: (819) 838-5539
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
Bag Palletizer
Schneider’s Bag Palletizer is available for single- and multiple-line systems. Ideal for bag palletizing of heavy or industrial sized bags of product, Schneider’s state-of-the-art Bag Palletizer is ideal for applications where consistent throughput and well-packed unit loads are essential. Controlled motion assures smooth and dependable product flow, increases line throughput and reduces product damage typically associated with manual handling while eliminating the risk of back injuries linked to manual palletizing. Throughput of up to 20 bags per minute can be achieved depending on product and pack pattern requirements. — Schneider Packaging Equipment Inc., P.O. Box 890, 5370 Guy Young Road, Brewerton, N.Y., 13029, phone: (315) 676-3035, fax: (315) 676-2875, e-mail: sales@schneiderequip.com , Web site: www.schneiderequip.com