Bottom Line Technologies has built a small-scale winnower and the first system is being installed at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The winnower is suitable for artisan chocolate makers or for R&D.
MECO custom shaft seals keep things cooler than packed glands by absorbing shaft runout and keeping product out of the seal cavity.
All components of the Combics Food Scale can withstand being cleaned with jets of water and sprayed with disinfectants and still function with precision and reliability.
The PTL cluster depositor uses a depositing action to create the look of homemade chocolate clusters with automated ease. The machine deposits chocolate with various inclusions directly onto a belt or into cups or moulds.
Hipex has developed the Mixchanger heat exchanger which is suited for heating and cooling viscous food and chemical products. The heat exchanger's design delivers performance unobtainable by conventional tubular heat exchangers. The clearance within the Mixchanger enables large particulates to be handled without blocking or significant loss in efficiency. Its distinctive continuous mixing capability provides a much greater rate of heat transfer than can be achieved with other types of heat exchanger.
The Mixquip PT Rummager is a lightweight mixer that can easily be moved from tank to tank and is suited to most IBC type pallet tanks with 2" BSP bung mounts.
The Novotechnik model Tex linear potentiometer with IP67 protection class has a spherical bearing mounting style with a range of strokes up to 300 mm.
All Fomaco injectors are now equipped with SP Unidrives and Exter operator panels.
Production Techniques (PTL) designs and manufactures a large range of chocolate processing and bar manufacturing equipment. As an extension of this range, the company has designed a highly effective ultrasonic guillotine for use in nutritional, muesli, cereal and protein bar manufacturing, bakery, licorice and cakes. The guillotines can also be used with almost any food product that can be cut ie, fish, cheese, dried fruit, etc, regardless of how sticky it is.
FluoRaptor is a fluorescence-sensing laser sorter designed to maximise the detection and removal of defects, extraneous vegetable matter (EVM) and foreign material (FM) based on differing levels of chlorophyll as well as colour, size and shape. The sorter achieves good product quality and speeds product changeover for processors of fresh cut products and a variety of fresh and frozen vegetables and potato products.
The ProLine grader series feature a versatile suite of standardised modular options and add-on components, designed to fulfil all general grading and batching needs
In these trying days of drought, growers and machine manufacturers are forced to re-think their design and priorities when it comes to new machinery development. Now a greater priority has to be given to water-saving means and methods - from cleaner harvesting through to efficient filtering and water recycling in the washing process in order to minimise overall water consumption without jeopardising the need for proper sanitising of the product.
Cargill Beef Australia began screening meat meal at its Tamworth plant using the largest circular vibratory screen separator manufactured in Australia
The first Morinders Brickman B900K briquette press in Australia was purchased by Victorian meat packing company SRS last year. The company needed an efficient method of disposing of cardboard boxes in the wet room where staff unpack meat
Large European chocolate producers are using double-walled magnetic filters from Goudsmit Magnetic Systems to remove very fine iron particles (from 25 mhu) from liquid chocolate