Processing

Pregnancy style test for E. coli and romaine lettuce

27 November, 2018

With at least 339 Americans and Canadians sickened since 2017 after eating romaine lettuce contaminated with E. coli, news of a faster E. coli test is welcome.


Bürkert Type 8647 AirLINE SP valve island

27 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Burkert Fluid Control Systems

The Bürkert Type 8647 AirLINE SP valve island has been designed to be compatible with the Siemens I/O system SIMATIC ET 200SP, enabling maximum system availability for pneumatic controllers.


Cool chooks

27 November, 2018

Water use was reduced by 56% by changing how meat chicken grow-out sheds were cooled.


Magnetic extraction system saves thousands in winery equipment repair

27 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Magnattack Global

One of the largest risks to profitability in winemaking is damage to expensive processing equipment.


Choosing between wired and wireless

23 November, 2018 by Maria Torrisi, JMartans Automation

There will be 30 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices active by 2024 according to Statista, so lots of people are having to choose between two main methods of connecting new devices to the IoT — wired or wireless.


Causes of demagnetisation in magnetic separators

23 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Magnattack Global

The strength of a magnet, usually measured in gauss or pull, is one factor that determines the effectiveness of a magnetic separator.


Packing lollies for millennials and everyone else

21 November, 2018

Packaging generates brand identity and sets trends, and it is particularly significant in point-of-sale items like confectionery and snacks.


Martor SECUNORM 500 safety knife

21 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Martor Australia

The SECUNORM 500 safety knife is suitable for cutting all common cutting materials, from plastic strapping bands, film, bagged goods through to textiles and 3-ply cardboard.


Review of bottled water extraction welcomed by industry

21 November, 2018

Minister for Regional Water Niall Blair has commissioned an independent review into the impacts of the bottled water industry on groundwater sources in the Northern Rivers.


How Listeria grows in foods

19 November, 2018

Milder food processing techniques are contributing to the development of pathogens able to withstand the processing.


Mass, flow and pressure gear for F&B

16 November, 2018 | Supplied by: AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd

Bronkhorst mass, flow and pressure equipment is now available in Australia from AMS.


Omron NX series Safety Network Controller

15 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron has released the NX series Safety Network Controller, which supports both CIP Safety and Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) protocols.


Automating Australia's wine industry with compressed air

15 November, 2018 | Supplied by: ELGI

Air-compressor manufacturer ELGi Equipments has been helping winemakers in India increase their process quality and speed with pneumatic equipment powered by compressed air.


Lubricate with mucus

14 November, 2018

Modelling how earthworms don't have dirt stick to themselves, scientists have created a lubricated material that reduces friction in solid environments.


Real-time food pathogen detection

14 November, 2018

Imagine if foodborne pathogens could be detected in real time — contaminated food would be less likely to reach consumers and illnesses would be minimised.


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