Processing

Beyond 5S - improving safety with 6S systems

06 April, 2006 by Bob Carter | Supplied by: Improvement Tools (Qld) Pty Ltd

5S is a system that originated in Japan that is now a common tool for improving workplace productivity, quality, throughput and safety. Many companies implementing Lean Manufacturing start with a series of 5S events


Australian wine quality causes Europe to take note

30 March, 2006

An increase in the quality of wine being produced in Australia is forcing European wine makers to take notice.


HACCP food thermometer

15 March, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.hlpcontrols.com.au/prod01.htm

The HLP Controls "HACCP-DUAL" is a pocket sized combination Infra Red and Probe thermometer designed for use with food safety systems ( HACCP). This new device has a Food grade infra red thermometer and a 115 mm stainless steel probe built into a waterproof tough housing. The unit uses its micro processor to determine whether the temperatures being measured meet Food safety requirements and give a Green or RED light indication to indicate food safety compliance.


New glove standards: are you protected?

06 March, 2006 by Riki Edelsten, Ansell Occupational Healthcare | Supplied by: Ansell

Management of worker safety and protection has constantly and dramatically evolved. Even with these advancements in safety and protection it is estimated that each year the toll from workplace accidents and deaths actually exceeds the national road toll


Hard floor maintenance

06 March, 2006 by Chris Koeppel | Supplied by: Tennant Australia Pty Ltd

At first blush, a hard floor surface seems safe enough. But get the floor wet or fail to remove all the soapy residue from the floor after cleaning, and suddenly a hard floor surface is inherently dangerous


ConFectioNZ 2006 : Anticipating trends and delivering solutions for the confectionery industry

24 February, 2006

ConFectioNZ 2006, the Confectionery Manufacturers of Australasia's (CMA) annual New Zealand conference, will be held at the Wairakei Resort, Taupo on 10 and 11 March 2006.


Scientists develop fast-working biosensor

24 February, 2006

University of Rochester Medical Center scientists have demonstrated a new technology that accurately and rapidly detects the meat-spoiling and sometimes dangerous E. coli bacteria.


Case-ready technology for Mueller Fleisch

17 February, 2006 | Supplied by: CFS Australia

Due to a dramatic increase in the case-ready segment, Mueller Fleisch recently decided to invest in latest technology equipment for the further preparation of meat into minced portions


240 volt single phase mixquip rummager

16 February, 2006 | Supplied by: Teralba Industries

Mixquip, the division of Teralba Industries that designs, manufactures and imports liquid mixing equipment, has expanded their range of portable Side Entry Agitators with the release of the new 240 Volt Single phase 'RUMMAGER'.


Technology beats kitchen bugs

16 February, 2006

Food poisoning may become a thing of the past, if commercial kitchens link their appliances to the internet, a research group from Information Society Technologies (IST).


Laboratory homogeniser

16 February, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.niro.com.au/

The Niro Soavi NS2002H Twin Panda tabletop laboratory/pilot plant homogeniser is suitable for feasibility testing and process development in the food, food ingredients and dairy industries.


Ozone in the food industry

06 February, 2006 | Supplied by: Nutech Australia

Ozone is a gas that can be readily generated at point of use and used directly as an oxidising biocide, odour control agent or sterilising agent with food, beverages or site water


Plain ol' salt water does the trick

30 January, 2006

Researchers at Penn State University in the US have devised a novel way to clean and disinfect milking equipment, using little more than salt water. The new method could be a safer and cheaper alternative to conventional cleaning systems.


Augmented reality technology could improve communication in poultry plants

25 January, 2006

Technology that transfers computer-generated information onto the physical world is being tested for use in poultry farms to improve communication between computers and workers.


Insect controller

23 January, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.rentokilpestcontrol.com.au/

A new generation flying insect control system has been introduced by Rentokil Pest Control called Luminos 3.


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