Materials handling & storage and supply chain > Conveying

'Traffic light' system for grading avocados

07 May, 2020

A laser and vibration technique that determines the perfect ripeness of avocados without damaging the fruit has been developed to help reduce waste in the supply chain.

Food-contact surface coating to help prevent contamination

05 May, 2020

Researchers are developing a water-repellent coating that can be applied to food-contact surfaces such as conveyor belts to help prevent cross-contamination of produce.

Eriez Xtreme metal detection unit

14 February, 2020

The Eriez Xtreme MD is capable of detecting needles, pins, etc inserted into food, and alerts users when a metal contaminant is found.

Vibratory equipment: a key ingredient in chocolate line

07 February, 2020

Whittaker's requested Enmin to design and build a custom piece of equipment that could facilitate six different flavours of chocolate in its new line.

How a food processing facility saved thousands

31 January, 2020

A lamb processing facility in New Zealand has implemented a Flexco stainless steel FGP cleaner, which has resulted in labour savings of over NZ$2,500 pa.

Ammeraal-Beltech confectionery conveyor belting solutions

14 January, 2020

Ammeraal-Beltech's range of food-grade conveyor belts is designed for confectionery and snacks, and will be displayed at ProSweets Cologne 2020.

Ammeraal Beltech uni Ultra Clean Belt

08 January, 2020

The uni Ultra Clean Belt is a plastic modular belt, designed to convey a range of foods, with hybrid hinges for ease of cleaning and maintenance.

Firestone 50-P-10 Airomatic Polyactuators pneumatic actuators

08 November, 2019

The Firestone 50-P-10 Airomatic Polyactuators pneumatic actuator is the smallest in the range and is suitable for food and beverage automation and conveying applications.

Enmin Mi-con flat pack modular conveyor system

22 August, 2019

The Enmin modular conveyor system called mi-con (Modular Incline Conveyor System) is a hygienically designed full washdown system.

Sliced finger incident at fruit processor

12 August, 2019

SPC Ardmona Operations Ltd has been fined $25,000 without conviction after a worker's finger was partially severed by moving machinery.

Flexco Segmented Transfer Plates

01 August, 2019

Flexco has released a segmented transfer plate that is designed to prevent product and falling objects or debris from jamming inside the transfer.

BMA Belting Volta Metal Detectable hygienic conveyor belting

07 June, 2019

BMA Belting Australia in conjunction with Volta Belting presents the Volta Metal Detectable (MD) series of hygienic positive-drive conveyor belting.

Choosing a conveying system for bulk solid materials

04 June, 2019 by David Boger, Vice President, Global Business Development and Marketing, Allen Powell, Regional Applications Engineer, Paul Sattler, Senior Technical Applications Engineer

The choice between dilute phase pneumatic conveying, tubular cable conveying and flexible screw conveying is not always clear. The pros and cons are discussed.

Flexco Novitool Aero Press

01 May, 2019

Flexco's Novitool Aero Press offers splice times of 8–12 minutes.

Australis Engineering Hygenius clean design conveyor

01 March, 2019

The Hygenius conveyor design minimises surfaces and removes hidden and hard-to-reach crevices to make cleaning faster and easier, resulting in reduced cleaning costs and downtime for the user.

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