The IPM III LaserEye X400 is equipped with the powerful Marel 360° dual laser vision technology that uses two cameras and mirrors to get an accurate 3D model of each product. The sophisticated 360° system allows for perfect vision that calculates the best possible cut configuration for any portioning requirement.
APV Baker's Microfilm confectionery cooker has been upgraded to provide more production flexibility and ease of operation. The cookers are for sugar and sugar-free high boiled and hard candies, including those with the addition of milk and cream.
Traditional permeate powder production includes evaporation with flash cooling followed by a time-consuming crystallisation. Niro has developed the 'Tixotherm process' which eliminates the drawbacks of the traditional process
Just over a year ago, Wal-Mart announced that its top 100 suppliers would be required to put RFID tags on cases and pallets by January 2005. Other retailers and buyers quickly followed suit, including the US Department of Defense
Overseas food producers and manufacturers wanting to export to Australia are now responsible for nominating a laboratory for testing their foods and for providing the packaging for samples drawn from their foods.
In announcing the results of this year's Winewise Small Vigneron Awards, Winewise editor Lester Jesberg said, "The use by small winemakers of the screw cap seal instead of cork for their wines is turning into an avalanche".
The HI222 professional pH kit for winemaking is a meter dedicated to wine measurement. The bench meter allows a two point calibration using buffers 7 and 3. Since wine analysis usually occurs in the range 2.5 to 3.6 pH, errors due to calibration are greatly minimised. Calibration Check features on the HI222 prompt the user to clean the electrode if required and can warn if the buffer has been contaminated. The electrode condition and response time are displayed and monitored on the meter's LCD. The user can program a calibration reminder using the Calibration Alarm Time Out. The HI222 also features Log-On-Demand.
Aimed at the brewing, pharmaceutical, and food and drinks manufacturing markets, Wika has developed a diaphragm seal system with a process connection specially designed for pressure measurement in sterile processes.
A team of food scientists at Purdue University has developed a sensor that can detect the potentially deadly bacteria Listeria monocytogenes in less than 24 hours at concentrations as low as 1000 cells per millilitre of fluid. The sensor is also selective enough to recognise only the species monocytogenes.