Materials handling & storage and supply chain

New website helps food industry manage allergens

27 April, 2007

The Allergen Bureau has targeted the food industry with the launch of a website that aims to facilitate the improvement of food allergen management in Australian and New Zealand industry.

Lightweight bins corrosion free

24 April, 2007 | Supplied by: Nayla Pty Ltd

Coca-Cola was having problems storing, moving and shipping its concentrated syrup dispensers as the iron cage boxes they use were very heavy (approximately 100 kg each) and easily damaged

Smooth move

11 April, 2007 | Supplied by:

While the more common drive for vibratory conveyors is by electric vibrating motors, their physical characteristics make them inherently unsuitable for very large strokes and long conveyor lengths, since they need to drive through the centre of gravity of the tray. To obtain a true linear action two motors are needed with consequent increase in weight and complexity.

Hydraulic bin tipper

11 April, 2007 | Supplied by: Optimum Handling Solutions

The AIM HBT1000 hydraulic forklift attachment is suitable for the forward tipping of various cubic bins. It has a safe working load of up to 1000 kg and has a forward rotation of up to 135°.

Blue fabric conveyor belts

11 April, 2007 | Supplied by: Chiorino Australia

HP Blue polyurethane conveyor belts meet the stringent requirements for food safety and hygiene required by equipment manufacturers and end users within the food manufacturing industry.

Unscrambling at Kraft

29 March, 2007 | Supplied by: HBM Packaging Technologies

Lanfranchi S.rl. of Parma, Italy, in collaboration with its local partner HBM Plastics & Packaging Technologies, has recently won the tender to supply a PET bottle unscrambler to Kraft Foods in Port Melbourne

CWW load cells

12 March, 2007 | Supplied by: Applied Measurement Australia

The Dacell CWW series hollow type load cells are slim and lightweight. With capacities ranging from 50 kgf to 200 tf, the CWW load cells are IP67 rated. They feature a nonlinearity specification of 1% of rated output, repeatability of 0.5% and a zero balance of 0.5%.

Impact weigher

12 March, 2007 | Supplied by:

The MAGNE//FLO impact weigher is rugged, reliable and user friendly. It can be used to measure the grain flow rate to the first break of the milling process and ensure that the water addition to the grain is controlled correctly.

Australia develops integrated RFID forklift

07 March, 2007

A joint Australian project has resulted in the development of what is claimed to be the country’s first fully-integrated RFID forklift.

$1.6 million funding for logistics sector

22 February, 2007

At the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) Annual Forum 2007, Mark Vaile, Minister for Transport & Regional Services, announced funding of $1.6 million for the freight and logistics sector.

Vacuum conveyors

12 February, 2007 | Supplied by:

Vacuum technology company Piab has been developing USDA vacuum conveyors, and claims the PIAB C33 is the first vacuum conveyor to satisfy the requirements of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Stainless steel spiral conveyor

12 February, 2007 | Supplied by:

ICA has released a spiral conveyor system made from food grade stainless steel specifically for applications in the food and beverage industries.

Silo safety: Australian or imported?

09 February, 2007 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

A high-profile incident in a Cootamundra silo has highlighted the many dangers associated with working on or around silos

Self-adjusting multihead weigher

19 January, 2007 | Supplied by:

Scanvaegt's series of multihead weighers, the ScanCombinator, now comes with automatic feeder adjustment (AFA) technology that ensures a consistent high flow of products to the weighing unit and greater processing accuracy.

Belt maintenance tool

19 January, 2007 | Supplied by: Flexco (Aust) Pty Ltd

Faster, simpler lacer installation of wire hooks has been made possible with the Roller Lacer from Flexible Steel Lacing Company. The Clipper Roller Lacer Gold Class portable tool is designed for fast, easy, hook installation and reduces operator fatigue and minimises down time without sacrificing precision.

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