Two Marel Food Systems companies — AEW Delford and Scanvaegt — are pioneering loading and batching technology with the IPL Batcher and RoboBatcher systems to provide meat, fish and poultry processors with intelligent robot batching machines and systems.
LXE has released what it claims is the smallest and lightest, wireless handheld data collection computer for cold storage.
Nuweigh Australia has released a weight data logging scale for quality assurance checking in the processing area. The JAC 320 scale is portable and manufactured for washdown areas where accuracy of weight readings is essential.
CipherLab has built its latest mobile computers called the 9400 series. These handheld PCs have 520 MHz computer power, 128 MB of SDRAM and many standard features all built within a lightweight compact form that fits easily into a hand.
MECO offers custom shaft seals for slow-turning bulk process equipment. Because no standard seals will work properly in every application, MECO engineers specify the design and construction materials for each seal according to actual shaft diameter, speed, clearance, process chemistry, temperature, pressure variation, thermal shaft growth, etc.
Industrial Conveying has instigated a retrofit option to save on the expense of replacing an entire steel belt spiral conveyor system. This will suit many industries including food processing, assembly, manufacturing, automotive manufacture and general engineering.
Has anyone else noticed that 2008 is already shaping up to be a bad year for logistics in Australia?