Pipe corrosion problems, leaks and puddles are now a thing of the past.
April 21, 2016
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company started out as a microbrewery in 1980 in Chico, CA. Since then, it has grown to become the sixth-largest brewery in America and recently built a facility in North Carolina.
The Senate Agriculture Committee
has taken a significant step toward preempting
state laws that would require
food manufacturers to indicate on labels
there are genetically modified organisms
(GMOs) inside their products.
Recently, GAO personnel changed the name of a document from “Revamping Federal Oversight of Food Safety” to “Improving Federal Oversight of Food Safety.” The move reflects GAO’s belief food safety efforts in the US are disjointed, with 15 different responsible agencies and 30 applicable laws.
L-com USB 2.0 Micro-B and Mini-B 5-position LSZH cable assemblies are used in areas where toxic smoke from standard cables could damage sensitive equipment and in enclosed areas where air quality is a concern.
Used to control the speed of boxes and plastic trays traveling on gravity roller conveyors and spirals or the end sections of sorters, the Interroll magnetic speed controller handles goods weighing from 1 to 77 lb.
Providing signal analyses of emergency stop equipment, Schmersal SRB-EXi safety relay modules also monitor switchgear up to Category 4, PL e in accordance with ISO 13849 and SIL 3 in accordance to IEC 61508.
Engineered for production and packaging conveyor belts, Goodway pressurized dry steam belt cleaning systems remove food remnants, seasonings, glaze and oil overspray; they also kill microorganisms and remove allergens on contact.
The Hinds-Bock system for the high-speed production of snack cakes includes a multi-row indexing conveyor, automatic tray denester, spray release agent applicator, rollaway batter depositor and dual moist streusel depositors.
Created for food and beverage producers, the ECD panel-mounted PA80 peracetic acid analyzer incorporates a constant head flow control device, pH sensor, peracetic acid sensor and VDC-powered analyzer/transmitter.
A cryogenic solution for shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams and other small seafood items, the Linde hygienically designed CRYOLINE CW IQF freezer uses a patented rolling-wave action on the conveyor belt to keep the products separate as they are individually quick frozen.
The Shimadzu GCMS-QP2020 high-sensitivity gas chromatograph mass spectrometer employs ion source technology that creates a stable space for ion creation, prevents contamination due to source interactions and enables the switching of ionization modes without venting the system.
Kenics heat exchangers feature static mixer elements that reduce film buildup on the internal walls; process fluid is continuously pushed from the center of each tube to the wall and back to the center.
Thermo Scientific metal detectors based on DSP3 architecture platforms can be upgraded to APEX electronics and software to detect smaller-diameter metal contaminants; the upgrade also eliminates the need for setup adjustments.
Designed for standard liquid and gas applications in the food and beverage industries, the KROHNE OPTIMASS 6400 twin bent-tube Coriolis mass flow meter features entrained gas management and a signal converter with device and process diagnostics.
Used to align shafts in rotating equipment such as fans, motors, pumps, gear boxes ventilators and compressors, the Schaeffler FAG Top-Laser EQUILIGN handheld laser optical alignment device guides users through the measurement process until the correct alignment is achieved.
Used for drying water from stainless steel and Teflon filter assemblies, the Grieve No. 796 electrically heated 500°F Class 100 cleanroom cabinet oven has 4-in. insulated walls and a Type 304, 2B finish stainless steel interior with continuously welded seams.
The Antaira LNP-0500G Industrial PoE+ gigabit unmanaged 5-port Ethernet switch provides high EFT, surge (2,000VDC) and ESD (6,000VDC) protection to prevent any unregulated voltage; a built-in relay warning function alerts maintainers when power failures occur.
Used for monitoring bucket elevators and conveyors, the 4B Components Watchdog Super Elite WDC4 control unit processes signals from up to 15 sensors for belt speed, belt misalignment, continuous bearing temperature, pulley misalignment and plug conditions.
The Freeman Technology FT4 powder rheometer measures powder properties, including density, compressibility and permeability, to determine optimal conditions for producing particular granules during dry compaction.
The Schenck Process PT45 diverter valve features 45° port-to-port rotation; a 2-way switching capability for dilute phase or dense phase conveying applications; a cast iron or aluminum housing, tunnel and end plates; a 316 stainless steel actuator and arm assembly; and inlet and outlet ports flanged to mate 150# ANSI flange patterns.
A portable unit, the E Instruments Model 7899 Gas Sniffer combustible leak detector is equipped with a sensitive tip to pinpoint small leaks of any combustible gases and hydrocarbons emitting from piping and/or appliances.
The Peco InspX 2016 Allegro 450mm-wide top-down X-ray system is equipped with standard air conditioning and low-noise detector hardware; the 100W X-ray source is available with a glass or beryllium window.
Omega LDI-127 contactless, linear-variable-inductive transducer position sensors are used for factory automation and a variety of industrial applications such as chute or gate positions on packing equipment.
Designed to load storage bins and hoppers without particle separation, the Metalfab spin loader can be mounted to the top of a bin or attached to a flexible loading spout and placed inside or over the bin.
Facilitating ink-jet printing, labeling, case packing and hand pack operations, the Multi-Conveyor Helix Upender twist-style conveyor changes product orientation by 90° or 180°, clockwise or counter-clockwise.
Built for the dry blending of free-flowing solids, Ross V-cone tumble blenders feature stainless steel 316 wetted parts polished to a 240-grit finish, hinged covers, a butterfly discharge valve, TEFC direct drive gear motor and a safety gate with a limit switch.