Materials handling & storage and supply chain

Caking considerations: solving caking problems

19 February, 2018 by Chris R Muller | Supplied by: Jenike & Johanson Pty Ltd

By understanding the mechanisms behind caking, identifying key process control variables and product specifications, and initiating a program where the gain in cohesive strength of a material over time can be predicted by obtaining small samples, caking problems can be successfully remedied.

Mitsubishi VELIA ES low level order picker

15 February, 2018 | Supplied by: MLA Holdings Pty Ltd

The Mitsubishi VELIA ES low level order picker delivers safety, comfort and efficiency. The unit's ergonomics, energy efficiency, electric steering system and manoeuvrability all play a part in delivering picking productivity gains, which are claimed to be up to 20%.

HammerTek Smart Elbow pneumatic deflection elbows

14 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Flexicon Corporation (Aust) Pty Ltd

Pneumatic deflection elbows are used in pneumatic conveying systems to prevent elbow wear, material degradation, melting or streamers and build-up associated with material impacting the wall of conventional sweep elbows and plugged tees

Wire Belt's CompactGrid conveyor belt

13 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Richard Foot Machinery

Wire Belt's CompactGrid conveyor belt is designed to handle smaller, delicate products while giving users a lightweight, open mesh belt design.

Thermo Scientific InSight wireless monitoring system

12 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

The Thermo Scientific InSight wireless cold storage monitoring system features advanced analytics and remote diagnostics to protect valuable samples and avoid repairs and equipment failures by proactively identifying issues.

Common Despatch Checklist Toolkit aids supply chain

08 February, 2018

In an attempt to encourage greater efficiencies in the supply chain, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has released a Common Despatch Checklist (CDC) Toolkit.

Marking system developed to prevent counterfeit goods

02 February, 2018

Researchers have engineered a secure marking system which creates a digital fingerprint for manufacturers to identify counterfeit products.

Leuze electronic Global Beam 15 series photoelectric sensors

25 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

Leuze electronic has introduced the latest member of its Global Beam family, with the compact sensors of the 15 series in an IP67 housing.

Dematic Multishuttle 2 freezer

24 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Dematic Pty Ltd

The Dematic Multishuttle 2 freezer is an automated storage buffer for cartons, totes, trays, containers and individual bundles.

DuPont Nutrition & Health relocates Sydney production site

23 January, 2018 | Supplied by: DuPont (Aust) Limited

After strong regional market growth, food ingredient supplier DuPont Nutrition & Health has relocated its production site to Erskine Park, NSW.

Johnson Controls YORK YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller

22 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Johnson Controls Australia Pty Ltd

Johnson Controls has introduced the YORK YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller, optimised for performance with a next-generation low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant — R-1233zd(E).

Flexicon Mobile Flexible Screw Conveyor

19 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Flexicon Corporation (Aust) Pty Ltd

The Flexicon Mobile Flexible Screw Conveyor with multipurpose hood transfers material discharged from bulk bags and/or manually dumped from handheld sacks into elevated process equipment or storage vessels dust-free.

Kollmorgen Gear Motor series AKM41E-BF06 and AKM62K-BK17

16 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Motion Technologies Pty Ltd

Kollmorgen's Gear Motor series AKM41E-BF06 and AKM62K-BK17 in their washdown food version are suitable for most transport and rotation applications in the food, beverage and packaging industries.

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS IE4 or Super Premium Efficiency synchronous motors

12 January, 2018 | Supplied by: NORD Drivesystems (Aust) Pty Ltd

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS' permanent-magnet synchronous motors without cooling fins achieve level IE4/super premium efficiency.

Tackling food fraud with blockchain technology

11 December, 2017

A new research project called BeefLedger has been launched by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) that aims to track beef from the paddock to the plate and fight food fraud.

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