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Wilden EZ-Install TPE diaphragms have a convoluted shape that allows installation without inverting them. Available in Santoprene, Hytrel, polyurethane and Geolast options, the diaphragms are used in Wilden 1 1/2-, 2-, 3- and 4-in.
Anchor Packaging 6-in. square Crystal Classics 8-, 12- and 16-oz. black bowls have clear, flat or dome lid options that fit all 3 sizes.
Providing real-time data collection of actual capping pressures made during can and bottle capping operation at full line speed, the Kurt Top-Load gauge allows capping system corrections and adjustments to be made on the fly, often without shutting down the system; it can also be used to capture the axial force during transit.
Omega CNi-AL temperature/process limit controllers feature universal inputs, 2 relay alarm outputs, totally programmable color displays, built-in excitation, front removable plug connectors, a programmable digital filter, high/low limit and remote reset input.
The Key Technology ADR 5 automatic defect removal system inspects potato strips and automatically cuts out defects at production rates up to 16,200 lb./hr.
Designed to handle continuously moving pans, the Hinds-Bock 12-piston orbital servo-driven industrial depositor includes positive shutoff spouts for muffin, cupcake and cake batters; it deposits batters with or without particulates at speeds over 1,000 units/min., depending on pan configuration, deposit size and batter viscosity.
The seepex BWC food-grade progressive cavity pump is capable of a controlled flow rate of 11 gpm and a maximum pressure of 60psi; it conveys liquids containing suspended solids and slurries that are 40,000 centipoise in viscosity.
Processing up to 400 difficult-to-label 2- to 64-oz. containers/min., the PDC R-300C-TSCB shrink sleeve labeler handles a variety of package configurations, including containers with no taper, thermoformed packs with “flashing,” twin packs and a range of rigid packages.
Hapman models 30, 36 and 42 pneumatic vacuum conveyors have capacities up to 18,000 lb./hr.
Integrating with existing automation and control systems, GE Intelligent Platforms Proficy Workflow Version 2.1 software guides operators through the right steps to take at the right time; it helps organizations replicate their best practices within a single plant or multiple locations.
Meet the winner of Food Engineering's 2013 Sustainable Plant of the Year Award, Plumrose Council Bluffs. Read more about the plant in the article.
The Food Defense Strategy Exchange (FDSE) is a forum for food defense professionals to interact and share their knowledge and experiences. At the most recent FDSE, a poll of attendees revealed that approximately two-thirds were either re-evaluating their existing food defense plan, or implementing new food defense plans. In this podcast, Don Hsieh, Director of Commercial and Industrial Marketing at Tyco Integrated Security, discusses this topic and other findings from the exchange, and offers some best practices to proactively protect a company’s brand from food adulteration.
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