Processing

Automation, sensors and safety

20 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.pepperl-fuchs.com/

Pepperl+Fuchs Australia, with the acquisition of Visolux, Omnitron (3D Barcode) and Stahltronic, offers the food industry products to cater for improved production, processes and automation.


Communicating and cutting cheese at Bega

20 July, 2005

Based in New South Wales Australia, dairy farming started in the Bega Valley in the 1850s. During these early years each farmer produced and sold cheese from his own dairy.


Bega's 100% wireless coverage within a unique environment

20 July, 2005

Bega has implemented full wireless VoIP (voice over internet protocol) and wireless data capture coverage within its massive NSW packaging and distribution facility.


Pneumatic trimmers

20 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.fpe.net.au/

AirMax pneumatic trimmers have a specially engineered valve assembly for easy one-handed starting. This is useful for workers who engage in short-duration but frequent uses of the trimmer, as compared to the standard two-handed start option which is better suited to operators who use the trimmer for longer.


Automation, design and robotics

20 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.wiley.com.au

Robots are becoming more common in the workplace. In the manufacturing environment, users are demanding more flexibility with fewer resources, more consistent quality and reliability, and improved ergonomics while working at faster rates in less physical space.


Jehbsil JHS hospital silicone tubing

20 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.jehbco.com.au/

JHS hospital tubing is made from 100% medical grade silicone elastomer. It is environmentally friendly and unlike its plastic alternatives, releases no toxic fumes when disposed of by incineration.


Individually quick frozen technology

20 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.scanztech.com/

The IQF Frost AB OctO-Frost freezer is suitable for freezing vegetables, fruits, seafood, meat and pasta at 300 to 3000 kg per hour. OctO-Frost can maintain the separ-ation of very sticky products such as banana or high sugar content mango and safely freeze delicate products like raspberry with minimal damage. Featuring an oscillating perforated bed the freezer has three freezing zones - receiving, surface freezing and finish freezing - so product colour, shape and texture can be maintained.


Preventative tool against drink spiking

19 July, 2005

Fears from the hospitality industry that an increasing number of patrons are at risk from having their drinks spiked with drugs such as GHB and Ketamine have led Drink Safe Technologies to develop the Drink Safe Coaster.


ClO2 disinfectant, sanitiser, algaecide, fungicide and slime inhibitor

13 July, 2005

Selective Micro Technologies has announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has conditionally approved Selectrocide, a chlorine dioxide product, as a disinfectant, sanitiser and algaecide for applications in the horticulture and food processing industries. Announcement of EPA approval follows only two weeks after Selective Micro Technologies announced an allowance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use its chlorine dioxide product to wash fruits and vegetables.


In milk, we have a unique raw material

06 July, 2005 by Richard Johnson, Lead Chemist, Fonterra Laboratories

Formed in October 2001, the Fonterra Cooperative Group is a leading multi-national dairy company, owned by 13,000 New Zealand dairy farmers. With an annual turnover of US$6.8 billion, they are the world's largest exporter of dairy products


Safety in chocolate

06 July, 2005 | Supplied by: MPA Engineering Pty Ltd

Like many companies today, Crest Chocolates must adhere to the strict safety policies and guidelines outlined in the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 and Australian Standard AS 4024.1-1996


Laser coders maintain hygiene

22 June, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.unimark.com.au/

SCA Hygiene Australasia used to think laser coders were prohibitively expensive.


Sanitary sampling

22 June, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.hisen.com.au/

Hisen manufactures manual and automatic sampling equipment for liquid or powder sanitary applications in the beverage, food processing, dairy and pharmaceutical industries.


Horticultural produce packaging

20 June, 2005

John Lopresti, a Biological Systems Engineer at Victoria's Department of Primary Industry (DPI) Institute for Horticultural Development, led the discussion, with focus on optimising product quality through handling chains, at a recent Australian Institute of Packaging meeting.


Protecting ready-to-eat beef from pathogens

10 June, 2005

Vacuum packaging meat products has made it possible to keep them fresh in appearance and taste. The problem is that pathogenic bacteria can grow on the meat in this packaging at both room and refrigeration temperatures.


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