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Portable chillers

March 6, 2006
Mokon says its family of Iceman portable chillers provides continuous, accurate cooling and long-lasting performance in food processing applications. Units are available from 1⁄4 ton to 20 ton cooling capacities.
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Double-wall plates

March 6, 2006
Alfa Laval's Gemini series of hygienic double-wall plates, which are suitable for heating or cooling duties in sanitary industries, prevent leakage between two media. They are available for use in the company's FrontLine and Baseline Series of plate heat exchangers.
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Case former

March 6, 2006
Loveshaw's Little David CF-5 semi-automatic case former seals up to 15 cases per minute, depending on operator performance and range of case sizes. It resets itself automatically to receive the next case blank. Jams common with air-logic-driven case formers are eliminated with the unit's PLC-control processor, says the company.
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Refrigeration monitoring

March 6, 2006
Zero Zone's refrigeration monitoring system uses load cells to weigh the contents of the receiver and condenser to continuously monitor the refrigerant charge throughout the system, recording and providing an accurate account of its refrigeration charge.
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Live-bird cages

March 6, 2006
Dapec's live-bird handling and transport system features modules that do not require major adjustment for the grower or in the broiler house. The drawers have a flap system that does not harm the birds during loading. The company says the design also affords a 50% reduction in time spent loading the modules onto the truck.
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Desiccant dehumidifier

March 6, 2006
Munters Dehumidification Division's IceDry desiccant dehumidifier is used to reduce or prevent ice and frost in cold storage areas with temperatures as low as -30
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Pest control lighting

March 6, 2006
Designed to comply with health codes and energy-efficiency and address the problem of flies, the Guardian Glueboard Wall Sconce Model GBWS252 delivers discreet pest control via an aesthetic lighting fixture, says the manufacturer Isect-O-Cutor. Available in a variety of finishes, the fixture's two 25-watt lamps lure insects to scatter-free fly boards.
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Spiral freezer

March 6, 2006
The GYRoCOMPACT M10 tight-curve spiral freezer from FMC FoodTech has a footprint the same width as the previous model, but offers 40% greater capacity. The unit's 40-in. belt expands on the outermost side and collapses on the innermost to create a tight radius and curve, while its patented pulling link is integrated in the mesh of the belt, creating a completely flat belt surface.
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Security software

March 6, 2006
Keller-Soft Food Security Strategist from J.J. Keller for companies in the manufacturing, processing, packaging and distribution of food helps users develop, implement and audit a security program. It identifies hazards and security risks pertaining to buildings, products and employees and determines on which areas to concentrate when developing a customized food security plan.
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Screenless granulator

March 6, 2006
The S Series screenless granulator, a portable, beside-the-press unit from Cumberland, combines low-speed, energy-saving, granulating technology with primary and secondary blades. Cutting chamber sizes of 10 in. by 9 in., 10.5 in. by 13.5 in. and 18.5 by 15.5 in. are available.
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