The Food Plant

Keeping your cool with thermal imaging

02 December, 2013 | Supplied by: Teledyne FLIR

Walk-in freezers can be energy-hungry at the best of times, but are even more so when they aren't well sealed. To make sure a freezer's insulation is working properly, thermographers inspect the insulation material with a thermal imaging camera.

Bates Cargo dunnage bags

15 November, 2013 | Supplied by: Fromm Packaging Australia

Bates Cargo dunnage bags are used to fill cargo voids, preventing unwanted cargo movement and damage to goods.

Bananas for Azerbaijan

03 October, 2013 | Supplied by: Maersk Container Industry

MCI's Star Cool Controlled Atmosphere has enabled banana producers in Ecuador to ship their product by sea, rather than air. CA increases potential travel time from 20 to 45 days.

TMHA SpotMe collision warning system for warehouses

09 September, 2013 | Supplied by: Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd

The SpotMe safety system was designed to guard against collisions at 'blind' intersections within a warehouse. It can guard against both forklift-to-forklift and forklift-pedestrian collisions.

Don't let your flooring floor your safety or staff

06 September, 2013 | Supplied by: ITW Polymers & Fluids

The Epirez Supatuff FG (Food Grade) flooring product helped a Queensland food processing plant meet all its legal requirements for safety and hygiene.

Don't let your business go to the rats

03 September, 2013 | Supplied by: Rentokil Initial Pty Ltd

Food manufacturers need to be vigilant of rodent infestations to prevent reputation backlash and physical damage to their businesses.

pitt&sherry delivers two milk processing plants for MGC

16 August, 2013 | Supplied by: pitt&sherry

Murray Goulburn Co-operative has engaged engineering consultancy pitt&sherry to design two state-of-the-art pasteurised milk processing plants as part of its $120 million development of two greenfield sites.

iKey PM-102-SS NEMA 4X stainless steel keyboard

13 August, 2013 | Supplied by: Interworld Electronics and Computer Industries

The durable PM-102-SS stainless steel keyboard is completely sealed and designed to meet NEMA 4X and IP66 specifications. It can operate in temperatures ranging from -20 to +60°C.

Igloo helps keep Polar Fresh

05 August, 2013 | Supplied by: Assa Abloy Asia Pacific

Albany Doors supplied high-performance door solutions for new loading docks at the busy Polar Fresh distribution centre in Brisbane, which delivers more than 500,000 cartons each week.

Efaflex STR High Speed Door

01 August, 2013 | Supplied by: DMF International Pty Ltd

DMF supplies the Efaflex STR High Speed Door, which it claims is the fastest in the world, with an option to open at 4 m/s. The doors are custom manufactured in Germany and can be made to suit openings up to 6 x 7 m.

Australian Warehouse Solutions MBD99 desiccant

26 July, 2013 | Supplied by: Fromm Packaging Australia

MBD99 desiccant from Australian Warehouse Solutions can protect container shipments by keeping cargo dry. The clay-based desiccant comes in a variety of sizes to protect shipments in boxes or individual pallets, through to full container loads.

Wiley signs $8m contract for Cerebos warehouse

17 July, 2013 | Supplied by: Wiley & Co Pty Ltd

Wiley has signed a contract with Cerebos Australia to expand and refurbish its warehouse at Seven Hills in Sydney. The upgrade will provide Cerebos with a larger, optimised warehouse space and address current logistics, safety and storage issues.

Reducing tuber crop losses in Africa and Asia

09 July, 2013

Around 700 million people in Africa and Asia rely on yams and cassava for food and income. But harvesting these staple crops isn’t easy: losses during harvesting and processing are exceptionally high, at 60% for yams and 30% for cassava.

Fish shipment fresh after 33-day sea journey

01 July, 2013

Global Fresh Foods has sent its first commercial sea shipment of fresh fish to Tokyo from Chile using its fuel-cell based oxygen management system. The shipment will spend up to 33 days at sea before arriving in Japan.

Mettler Toledo inventory control white paper

18 June, 2013 | Supplied by: Mettler-Toledo Ltd

Mettler Toledo has published a white paper, Inventory Control: Tank and Silo Weighing, which explores the benefits of tank and silo weighing as well as gravimetric level control.

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