Materials handling & storage and supply chain

Proposed changes to supply chain regulations

22 March, 2006

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has invited public comment on the latest changes being proposed to the Food Standards Code – regulations that cover the content, labelling and handling of food throughout the supply chain.


Forklift improves OHS

17 March, 2006 | Supplied by: Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd

Spotless Services Australia has selected a Toyota forklift to help improve the occupational health and safety of its team at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)


Crane adapted for restricted space and bulk handling

17 March, 2006 | Supplied by: Bomac Engineering Pty Ltd

A client's requirements for a crane defied the design of traditional jib cranes. To achieve the desired length of the arm, a certain height was necessary


Actuation solves off-centre loading

17 February, 2006 | Supplied by: Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd

Side loads are one of the big killers of conventional hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders used in materials handling applications


Pneumatic vibrators

16 February, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.enmin.com.au/

The Cougar Turbine range of pneumatic vibrators features 30% less air usage and up to 50% less noise than previous alternatives.


Forklift scale systems

16 February, 2006 | Supplied by: EconoProducts Ltd

The Weighsafe Series onboard weighing systems are designed to give accurate weight readings. The systems operate typically with all types of forklift trucks - conventional, electric, side-loaders, RoRo, or container handlers and reach stackers.


Conveyor updated

23 January, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.rexroth.com.au/

Bosch Rexroth's latest version of its Variflow conveyor provides a system for channelling product between machines in food processing and food packaging plants. The system features a plastic chain with a higher tensile force and better flexibility than previous models.


Industrial vacuum loader system

08 December, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.dustcollectorrentals.com.au/

The Hornet is a unique trailer mounted vacuum system capable of sucking a variety of materials and depositing the waste into bulka bags or a waste skip.


Sorting nuts

08 December, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.keyww.com/

The Optyx G6 3000 Series Sorter with Raptor Laser Technology combines Key Technology's G6 colour cameras and G6 sorting platform with laser technology to maximise the simultaneous detection and removal of defects and foreign material, achieving increased quality and optimising food safety.


Bag unloader

14 November, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.frescosystems.com/

The Fresco forklift bulk bag unloader has four fully adjustable sturdy uprights, which allow for any size of bulk bag by removing the retainer pins and adjusting the vertical height of the support frame pockets.


Colour coding and IBCs

18 October, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.milfordind.com.au/

Milford Industries' IBC division has developed a colour-coding system for the food grade polypropylene liners for the Hopper IBC range.


Collapsible bulk bins

18 October, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.nayla.com/

The Nayla KitBin design allows all walls to be completely detached from the pallet, resulting in a container that saves space. The KitBin is a 'transport-friendly' container as five KitBins will fit into the footprint of one, with a height of 1.5 m.


Software to pack pallets

08 October, 2005

Stacking different products on a pallet in a stable arrangement that makes the best use of space is an art in itself.


Conveying mixed ingredients without separation

06 October, 2005 | Supplied by: Flexicon Corporation (Australia) Pty Limited

GloryBee Foods is a US manufacturer and distributor of organic food products. Their diverse product line requires conveying of bulk materials having dissimilar characteristics to a filling machine - undamaged and with no separation of blended products


Transporting refrigerated food

06 October, 2005 by Amy Han

Food scares, outbreaks of disease and death around the world in the 1990s have triggered major concerns and revisions to food safety arrangements


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