Processing > Plant equipment

Small-scale cocoa bean winnower

10 April, 2008

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.

Shaft seals for problem sugar processes

10 April, 2008

MECO custom shaft seals keep things cooler than packed glands by absorbing shaft runout and keeping product out of the seal cavity.

Washdown-proof scales

10 April, 2008

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.

Chocolate depositor

10 April, 2008

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.

Heat exchanger for viscous products

17 January, 2008

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.

Lightweight mixer

17 January, 2008

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.

Compact linear potentiometer

10 December, 2007

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.

Injector servo drives

10 December, 2007

All Fomaco injectors are now equipped with SP Unidrives and Exter operator panels.

Ultrasonic snack bar guillotine

10 October, 2007

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.

Sort by chlorophyll level

10 October, 2007

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.

Grading fish

13 September, 2007

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

Produce washer

12 September, 2007

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.

Screener at Cargill Beef

06 September, 2007

Cargill Beef Australia began screening meat meal at its Tamworth plant using the largest circular vibratory screen separator manufactured in Australia

Waste compacting for meat packer

03 September, 2007

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

Magnetic filters keep chocolate iron free

27 August, 2007

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

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