Compact linear potentiometer

10 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Moog Australia Pty Ltd

The Novotechnik model Tex linear potentiometer with IP67 protection class has a spherical bearing mounting style with a range of strokes up to 300 mm.

Handheld CO2 monitor/logger

10 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Anri Instruments & Controls Pty Ltd

The Gas Data GFM100 series of battery-powered handheld gas monitors has been designed to monitor CO2 levels by infrared technology.

Food contaminant tests cut from six days to five hours

19 November, 2007

Scottish scientists have received funding to mass-produce a food testing kit that detects the presence of a host of potentially fatal contaminants within hours, making it the fastest technology of its type in the world.

Nutrition/ingredient labelling software

12 November, 2007 | Supplied by: Elgenio Ltd

Label Live is a software product that calculates the ingredient listing, nutrition information and allergen declaration for products based on information entered only once for each raw material. Any time the formulation is changed, the software will recalculate the ingredient listing etc, cutting the time it would otherwise take to do this task every time a product is reformulated.

Ultrasonic snack bar guillotine

10 October, 2007

Production Techniques (PTL) designs and manufactures a large range of chocolate processing and bar manufacturing equipment. As an extension of this range, the company has designed a highly effective ultrasonic guillotine for use in nutritional, muesli, cereal and protein bar manufacturing, bakery, licorice and cakes. The guillotines can also be used with almost any food product that can be cut ie, fish, cheese, dried fruit, etc, regardless of how sticky it is.

Sort by chlorophyll level

10 October, 2007 | Supplied by: Key Technology Australia Pty Ltd

FluoRaptor is a fluorescence-sensing laser sorter designed to maximise the detection and removal of defects, extraneous vegetable matter (EVM) and foreign material (FM) based on differing levels of chlorophyll as well as colour, size and shape. The sorter achieves good product quality and speeds product changeover for processors of fresh cut products and a variety of fresh and frozen vegetables and potato products.

Grading fish

13 September, 2007 | Supplied by: Marel

The ProLine grader series feature a versatile suite of standardised modular options and add-on components, designed to fulfil all general grading and batching needs

Identifying counterfeit products by their DNA

12 September, 2007

DNA-embedded ink used in packaging may become the solution that authorities and companies need to combat counterfeit products.

Produce washer

12 September, 2007 | Supplied by: Tripax Engineering

In these trying days of drought, growers and machine manufacturers are forced to re-think their design and priorities when it comes to new machinery development. Now a greater priority has to be given to water-saving means and methods - from cleaner harvesting through to efficient filtering and water recycling in the washing process in order to minimise overall water consumption without jeopardising the need for proper sanitising of the product.

Ion selective sensors

12 September, 2007 | Supplied by: H2O Rx

Van London-Phoenix has launched a range of ion selective probes that are easy to use and fit any modern pH/mV meter, ion meter, or online instrumentation.

Screener at Cargill Beef

06 September, 2007 | Supplied by: Rendertech Limited

Cargill Beef Australia began screening meat meal at its Tamworth plant using the largest circular vibratory screen separator manufactured in Australia

Hepatitis E now spreading through Europe

03 September, 2007

Hepatitis E virus infections can be fatal in pregnant women, but until recently doctors thought the disease was confined to China, India and developing countries. Now Europeans are also contracting the disease, according to scientists at the Society for General Microbiology’s 161st Meeting at the University of Edinburgh, UK, from 3 to 6 September 2007.

Waste compacting for meat packer

03 September, 2007 | Supplied by: Orwak Solutions Pty Ltd

The first Morinders Brickman B900K briquette press in Australia was purchased by Victorian meat packing company SRS last year. The company needed an efficient method of disposing of cardboard boxes in the wet room where staff unpack meat

Magnetic filters keep chocolate iron free

27 August, 2007

Large European chocolate producers are using double-walled magnetic filters from Goudsmit Magnetic Systems to remove very fine iron particles (from 25 mhu) from liquid chocolate

Better brewing with automation from Siemens

23 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Thanks to a control system from Siemens, breweries can oversee the entire brewing process from a single monitor, allowing them to produce beer faster and more cost efficiently while ensuring quality of taste remains at a consistently high level

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