Processing

Electrically activated water

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

Tennant’s electrically-activated water system electrically charges plain tap water, making it behave like a powerful detergent without any added chemicals.


Apple juice filtration aid

10 April, 2008 | Supplied by: DSM Food Specialties

The enzyme Rapidase Optiflux has been specially developed to improve fruit juice flux rate during cross-flow filtration and reduce membrane plugging.


Chocolate depositor

10 April, 2008 | Supplied by: PTL

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.


Small-scale cocoa bean winnower

10 April, 2008 | Supplied by: Arrow Scientific

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 | Supplied by: Woodex Bearing Company Inc

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 | Supplied by: Sartorius Stedim Australia Pty Ltd

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.


Boot washing device

10 April, 2008 | Supplied by: http://www.brownbrush.co.nz

Bootomatic (patent pending) is designed for both small and medium food and related processing plants which require effective cleaning and sanitising of boots.


Hygiene-critical design

07 April, 2008

Machinery that is designed to be easy to clean and sanitise can save food processors time and minimise food contamination risks.


Milk is a good food

04 April, 2008

Good news for the dairy industry: a recent study has established that children who drink milk have better nutrition and equal or better BMIs.


Beverage companies end RTD production

25 March, 2008

Lion Nathan Australia and Fosters Group have both announced that they would take immediate steps to cease production of ready to drinks (RTDs) with high alcohol content and energy additives.


Automating fish sorting

18 March, 2008

Norwegian scientists have developed a program that can analyse and sort fish according to quality.


Aussie software revolutionising packaging design

13 March, 2008

After three years in development, an Australian online software application is set to revolutionise the impact of packaging on the environment.


Floor scrubber

12 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Tennant Australia Pty Ltd

The T15 battery-powered industrial ride-on floor scrubber with FaST from Tennant offers the combination of industrial-strength performance as well as productivity and safety.


Solvent-resistant safety glasses

13 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Sightmakers

Slight contact with a common solvent can render standard safety glass lenses unsafe, due to a change in the structural integrity caused by the solvent. However, the Trivex lens material allows contact with solvents without compromising the impact resistance or clarity of the safety lens.


Belt for meat microwave applications

13 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Intralox Australia Pty Ltd

Intralox has released the Series 800 Raised Rib belt, which has been developed specifically to better meet the conveyance needs of meat processors in tough microwave applications. The belt features a 5 cm pitch, which contributes to added beam stiffness, belt strength and a longer service life. The Series 800 Raised Rib is suitable for bacon strip lines.


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