Processing

Hepatitis E now spreading through Europe

03 September, 2007

Hepatitis E virus infections can be fatal in pregnant women, but until recently doctors thought the disease was confined to China, India and developing countries. Now Europeans are also contracting the disease, according to scientists at the Society for General Microbiology’s 161st Meeting at the University of Edinburgh, UK, from 3 to 6 September 2007.


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


Better brewing with automation from Siemens

23 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Thanks to a control system from Siemens, breweries can oversee the entire brewing process from a single monitor, allowing them to produce beer faster and more cost efficiently while ensuring quality of taste remains at a consistently high level


Cleaning equipment

10 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Tennant Australia Pty Ltd

Tennant cleaning equipment claims to improve productivity, safety and site cleanliness. The scrubbers are AQIS and NSF approved and suitable for use in and around food processing areas.


Food-grade grease

10 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Fuchs Lubricants

Geralyn AX-W Series is a food-grade grease formulated with industrial strength anti-wear and high-pressure performance. It is an aluminium complex product for very good water resistance and high-temperature service.


Keeping factory air and premises clean

10 August, 2007 | Supplied by: http://www.donaldsonaustralasia.com.au

For businesses involved in handling or production of food products, keeping plant air free from dust, mist and fumes is fundamental to preserving worker health and wellbeing. Clean air is also vital to upholding the stringent cleanliness levels necessary for the provision of high quality food products.


Aseptic motor series

10 August, 2007 | Supplied by: SEW-Eurodrive Pty Ltd

SEW-Eurodrive has unveiled its DAS Aseptic AC induction motor series which features either IP66 or optional IP69K self-draining enclosure design. The DAS Aseptic motor series has been designed to accommodate the most stringent hygienic manufacturing requirements.


Better brewing with automation from Siemens

10 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Thanks to a control system from Siemens, breweries can oversee the entire brewing process from a single monitor, allowing them to produce beer faster and more cost efficiently while ensuring quality of taste remains at a consistently high level


Cleaning wheat

26 July, 2007 | Supplied by: Buhler AG Australia NZ

The Kampffmeyer Gruppe is Germany's largest milling company which produces high-quality milled grain products for food companies worldwide


SPC Ardmona pick planning solution

23 July, 2007 | Supplied by: Infor Global Solutions (ANZ) Pty Ltd

SPC Ardmona has selected Infor SCM Advanced Planning to help it gain greater visibility of its operational performance and expenditure


Spray dryer dust explosion

19 July, 2007 | Supplied by: CV-Tech Supply & Solutions

The spray dryer has been in service for many years and had never had any trouble before. It is used to dry an agricultural product with dust indices in the low 100 bar m/s, and 7 bar range, numbers that are typical for many similar operations


Asset management for Golden Circle

16 July, 2007 | Supplied by: Mainpac Pty Ltd

Golden Circle is to implement an information system based on Mainpac's Mainet, the Microsoft .NET-based enterprise asset management software package.


Detect bone in chicken fillets

13 July, 2007 | Supplied by: Marel

The Marel SensorX system analyses each chicken fillet for bone content. The easy-to-operate system displays detected bones on a display terminal for easy removal.


Robotic partnering

13 July, 2007 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Recognising that few plant engineers within manufacturing companies have the prerequisite skills to integrate robots into existing and new plant, ABB Robotics has established its Partner Network of experienced experts in robotics and automation integration.


M1 ERP software

13 July, 2007 | Supplied by: ECi Solutions Pty Ltd

Bowen & Groves has released a new version of its M1 enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.


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