Processing

Cocoa bean winnower

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Arrow Scientific

In cocoa and chocolate manufacture, the dehulling of cocoa beans and preventing nib loss is an important step in order to ensure maximum yield. An optimally functioning dehulling plant ensures clean separation of the nibs and shell.


MEPS-compliant motor series

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: SEW-Eurodrive Pty Ltd

SEW-Eurodrive has extended the DR series of energy-efficient induction motors to 45 kW. The motors will feature an optimised design and include advanced cast-copper rotor technology variants.


IP68 keyboards

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Backplane Systems Technology Pty Ltd

Backplane has available a range of IP68 keyboards and mouses from InduKey’s InduProof series.


Early detection of fish and meat spoilage

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Syft Technologies Ltd

Studies have recently been completed analysing the ability of the Syft Technologies Voice 200 instrument, which utilises the SIFT-MS platform, to detect early spoilage of meats and seafood.


Power measurement and monitoring

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Siemens’ multifunction measuring device — the Sentron PAC3200 — combines a power measuring and monitoring device into one single product.


Powered process indicator

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Innovec Controls Pty Ltd

The DI4WP is a power process indicator mounted in an IP67-rated surface mounting weatherproof enclosure that accepts standard process signals of 4-20 mA and a 0-10 VDC and generates a 4-digit (9999 count) high-contrast LCD (liquid crystal) display of 25 mm digit height with optional backlighting.


Vision system

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: ControlVision Ltd

In-Sight Micro is a small, smart and easy-to-use vision system. The complete vision system fits into a small package that measures 30 x 30 x 60 mm.


IP67 and IP69K sensors

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

The Leuze stainless steel 53 and 55 sensor series have been developed for applications involving enhanced hygiene requirements and exposure to intensive cleaning and disinfection cycles.


Supercritical extraction technology

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Industrial Research Technology

New Zealand research and innovation company IRL has constructed a portable supercritical extraction unit that takes the technology straight to the factory floor, overcoming any compliance issues that arise when extraction has to be carried out off site.


Spectrophotometer system

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Merck Pty Ltd

Merck’s Spectroquant Pharo 100 (vis) and 300 (UV/vis) spectrophotometers can be used to validate preprogrammed Spectroquant test kits, program individual methods and measure concentration, absorbance or percentage transmission.


Hygienic level detection

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Endress+Hauser Australia Pty Ltd

Level measurement in hygiene-sensitive industries such as food is claimed to have become simpler, safer and more accurate with the release of Endress+Hauser’s Levelflex M FMP43.


Cold-water prawn peeling

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Focus Fisheries

Laitram Machinery has unveiled an advancement to improve yield and product quality in the cold water prawn peeling line — a rubber peeler roller that provides enhanced friction for improved peeling, yet is less abrasive to the peeled meat.


In-head Foundation Fieldbus temperature controller

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Endress+Hauser Australia Pty Ltd

Endress+Hauser has released an in-head Foundation Fieldbus-based temperature controller and transmitter with two input channels. The iTemp TMT85 offers universal temperature input capabilities, including RTDs, thermocouples or voltage and is suitable for use with 2-, 3- and 4-wire sensor technology.


Quality control for food and edible oil

12 May, 2008 | Supplied by: Unity Scientific Asia Pacific

FoodLab analysers use fast and accurate methods to measure the oxidisation status of edible oils/fats, essential oils and determine the parameters required to establish whether dairy products, edible mashes, eggs, dried fruit, tomatoes etc have been produced and preserved correctly.


Save water during the cleaning and washdown process

12 May, 2008 | Supplied by: http://www.spraynozzle.com.au

Spray Nozzle Engineering has released the Strahman M-70 Automatic Water Saver Spray Nozzle for use in the cleaning and washdown process in the food, beverage and dairy industries.


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