DryExx GS is a dry conveyor lubricant formulated for glass packaging on stainless steel or mixed conveyors used in the beverage, brewery and food processing industries. The high-performance lubricant, when used in conjunction with Ecolab’s control system, is claimed to reduce water use in conveyor lines by as much as 97% and also helps enhance workplace safety.
Counter-Pen is a combination marker and digital counter designed for the laboratory and plant. Each time a black mark is made with the felt-tipped pen, it automatically sounds a beep and the LCD displays the count. It can be used to count cell growths on petri dishes, inventory parts and tally samples received.
Sperian Protection has released a range of chainmesh gloves that combine strength, reliability and safety to ensure workers’ increased comfort and protection. Designed to provide workers with total protection in the most extreme working environments, the gloves are lightweight, ergonomic and made of high-quality stainless steel to strict ISO 9002 safety standards.
Bizerba has introduced a ceramic surface finish for cutting machines. Originally developed for use in aeronautical engineering and the computer industry, the surface is claimed to make cutting machines more robust, efficient and corrosion resistant.
The Ramex range of retractable, manual rewind and motor rewind hose reels ensures high performance, durability and hygiene for any work site.
The Australian Food Processing Suppliers Association is open for new members interested in solving food industry-related challenges.
Trelleborg Industrial Hose has launched a compound for food hoses that prevents the accelerated wear usually associated with static dissipation when transferring powdered foodstuffs. Following extensive laboratory tests and in applications with end-users, the company can offer a white food-grade compound that is conductive enough to dissipate static electrical charges, according to ISO 8031, while meeting the requirements of FDA 21 CFR 177.2600. Critical tests with sugar have given good results, proving the service life of the hose is increased tenfold when compared to a non-conductive white food-grade hose.
Oz Seal has developed a heavy-duty polyurethane seal, the Oz Ultra Performance Polymer that is claimed to be more flexible than the existing Oz Super Red Polymer. The Oz Ultra Performance Polymer is designed for use in heavy-duty hydraulic applications requiring high levels of precision positioning.
Ashworth Spiralube range is a complete line of specially formulated lubricants, claimed to reduce maintenance and increase the operating life of spiral freezers, coolers and proofers. The line includes food-grade penetrating oil, food-grade belt oil, food-grade bearing grease and gear oil. Each product is labelled to clearly identify the defined application and, when used at the recommended intervals, spiral performance can be optimised and the operating life increased.
The Lubrication Engineers Clear Grease Guns are clear grease tubes that allow users to have full, visual grease identification, therefore avoiding grease cross contamination errors.
Food and beverage manufacturers need machinery lubricants to be clean, translucent and approved for incidental food contact, as well as non-tacky for frequent washdown of equipment. Lubrication Engineers’ Sheerplex food grade lubricant is a multipurpose grease that meets all of these needs.
The Matrox UHMWPE family of flow promotion liners for bulk materials handling is based on a premium grade of UHMWPE sheet specifically developed by Rochling for bulk handling applications. Matrox assists in reducing typical flow problems of bulk solids in bins, hoppers, chutes, truck beds and other applications.
The Emerson 375 Field Communicator is an intrinsically safe handheld communicator that supports all HART and Foundation fieldbus devices from all suppliers.
Romaco FrymaKoruma has released the CoBall MS 18, an annular gap bead mill, used for the finest grinding of chemical and pharmaceutical products down to the nano range. Products can be changed quickly, easily and with minimal product loss.
Koch Membrane Systems has released its HpHT ultrafiltration membranes that are cleanable at a temperature of 85 °C and a pH of between 2.0 and 12.5, thus removing the need to use chlorine-based cleaning agents.