Processing

Glycol flow sensor for winery

19 January, 2007 | Supplied by: Burkert Fluid Control Systems

One company that is driving modern winery techniques is Martella Refrigeration, based in New Zealand's Blenheim-Marlborough winegrowing region


Flexible power quality tester

19 January, 2007 | Supplied by: http://www.hlpcontrols.com.au/

The TES model Aflex 3005 is a small handheld power quality analyser with a large range of functions due to its LSI programmable chips.


Healthy potato chips

15 January, 2007

Scientists at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture have coaxed significant health benefits out of trans fatty acids by juggling the molecular structure of soy oil.


Trade fair focuses on automation, traceability and hygiene

11 January, 2007

The international meat-processing industry will get together at IFFA, Leading International Trade Fair for the Meat Industry: Processing, Packaging, Sales, in Frankfurt am Main, 5-10 May.


Hygiene group interrupts bugs' sex lives

20 December, 2006

Food industry cleaning company, Hygiene Group is using science to disrupt moth mating cycles and prevent them contaminating chocolate bars.


Cartridge filters

11 December, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.ultrawebisalwaysbetter.com/

The Ultra-Web cartridge filters claim to create cleaner, safer air for workers, longer filter life and greater cost savings.


Control at margarine plant

11 December, 2006 | Supplied by: Yokogawa Australia Pty Ltd

A hybrid Fast/Tools SCADA system designed by Yokogawa Australia will control the new margarine processing line at Atlantic Pacific Foods' Rutherford (NSW) plant


Sugar levy removal welcomed by beverage industry

27 November, 2006

The Australian Beverages Council has welcomed the decision by Treasurer Peter Costello to remove the ‘sugar levy’ of 3¢ a kilo imposed on sugar users since 2003.


Electric meat trimmers

13 November, 2006 | Supplied by: IBEX Industries Pty Ltd

Removing the flex shaft cable drive system to power electric meat trimmers has allowed IBEX to create a meat trimming system which delivers lower operating costs and eliminates cable vibration for operators.


Differential pressure/velocity transmitter

13 November, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.dwyer-inst.com.au/

Dwyer Instruments has released the Series MS differential pressure/velocity transmitter. The transmitter is suitable for measuring differential pressure or velocity in building automation applications.


Online particle size analyser

13 November, 2006 | Supplied by: Particle & Surface Sciences Pty Ltd

The Pola 3000 is an online particle monitoring system that has been designed for use in harsh environments. It utilises an image acquisition technology to analyse free-flowing particles from 40 µm to over 100 mm.


Automatic chlorine dioxide compact system

13 November, 2006 | Supplied by: Alldos Oceania Pty Ltd

Alldos has developed the Oxiperm 164 chlorine dioxide preparation system for efficient and safe water disinfection. The Oxiperm 164 D is suitable for diluted solutions and the Oxiperm 164 C is suitable for concentrated components.


Transformer isolation and noise reduction

13 November, 2006 | Supplied by: Systems 22 Pty Ltd

The SNAP-AITM-8 provides eight channels of thermocouple or millivolt input. Each channel can be individually configured to accept a type B, C, D, E, G, J, K, N, R, S, or T thermocouple or a -75 to + 75 mV, -50 to +50 mV, or -25 to +25 mV input.


Cheese plant ordered

13 November, 2006 | Supplied by: SPX Flow Inc

APV has been awarded a contract for one of the largest capacity cheese plant orders it has ever undertaken


Wine industry seeks $225 million R&D investment

02 November, 2006

Australia’s wine industry is seeking to boost investment in research and development to $225 million per annum to maintain the edge that new technologies and innovation has given the industry over its global competitors.


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