The Food Plant

Halving carbon emissions doubles production

31 May, 2013 | Supplied by: AusIndustry

A new freezer system is saving food manufacturer Crafty Chef $20,000 a year in energy costs while doubling production levels and reducing carbon emissions intensity by more than 50%.


Röchling TroBloc F antimicrobial wall cladding

28 May, 2013 | Supplied by: Dotmar EPP Pty Ltd

Dotmar EPP has available the Röchling TroBloc F antimicrobial wall cladding that prevents microbes, bacteria, viruses and moulds from proliferating on its surface. It does not use any toxins to achieve this antimicrobial effect.


Albany provides Primo door solution

27 May, 2013 | Supplied by: Albany Doors Systems

Albany Doors was able to provide high-performance door solutions for freezer, processing and distribution areas at Primo Smallgoods’ new Wacol manufacturing plant.


Newcastle Systems PC Series Mobile Powered Workstation

23 May, 2013

For efficient inventory management in warehouses, distribution centres and other manufacturing facilities, the PC Series Mobile Powered Workstation has onboard power to run a computer, a printer and other devices simultaneously.


Kollmorgen IP69K full stainless washdown servo motors

05 March, 2013 | Supplied by: Motion Technologies Pty Ltd

Kollmorgen USA IP69K full stainless washdown servo motors are available in five frame sizes and 16 frame/stack length combinations. They supply torques up to 80 Nm (390 Nm peak) and speeds up to 7500 rpm.


Air Pear Thermal Equalization air-circulation fans

27 February, 2013 | Supplied by: Airius

Air Pear Thermal Equalization air-circulation fans can easily and cost effectively be installed into any existing or new coolroom or cold storage space and will provide energy savings, improved product life and comfort improvements.


BaitSafe baiting station for controlling rodents and crawling insects

13 February, 2013 | Supplied by: Adams Pest Control

BaitSafe offers a HACCP-certified alternative to conventional methods of traditional surface baiting. BaitSafe is certified throughout the food industry for use in controlling rodents and crawling insects.


Loscam stacks up the clients with IBC 16

13 November, 2012 | Supplied by: Loscam Ltd

Loscam’s first foray into the bulk containers business, the Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC), is receiving positive feedback from its first clients.


Blast chilling methods could change meat tenderness

06 November, 2012

A recent study looked at the tenderness and other meat quality traits of pork longissimus muscle, comparing different stunning methods and carcass chilling rates at slaughter facilities.


Vocollect SRX2 wireless headset for distribution centres and warehouses

19 October, 2012 | Supplied by: Intermec Technologies Aust Pty Ltd

Vocollect has released the SRX2 wireless headset for Australian distribution centres (DCs) and warehouses. Its voice-recognition performance is claimed to enhance workers’ operational efficiency.


Turck stainless steel fieldbus junction box

23 August, 2012 | Supplied by: Turck Australia Pty Ltd

Turck has introduced a stainless steel version of the company’s junction boxes, featuring FM approval for Class 1, Division 2, Groups A, B, C and D hazardous locations and rated IP67.


DMF Dortek GRP hygienic swing doors for food processing areas

14 August, 2012 | Supplied by: DMF International Pty Ltd

Dortek GRP swing doors are designed for food processing areas, pharmaceutical facilities, hospitals and laboratories. They are claimed to offer a range of benefits over lined timber doors or stainless steel doors.


ReCoila BAR Series safety barrier reels

14 August, 2012 | Supplied by: ReCoila Pty Ltd

BAR Series safety barrier reels provide a solution for areas such as warehouse roller doors where deliveries come in and stock goes out, but visitors need to be made aware of ‘No Entry’ rules.


Euchner CES and CET series tamper-proof safety switches

17 July, 2012 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Euchner’s CES and CET series safety switches have been designed for use on decentralised machine systems.


The benefits of automated plate freezing

26 June, 2012 by Sean McGowan | Supplied by: Milmeq Pty Ltd

Plate freezing has been used in the meat, fresh produce and dairy industries for many decades, offering a range of benefits over alternative forms of freezing such as air blasting. One of Australia’s leading packaged meat exporters recently upgraded its refrigeration plant to include automated plate freezing technology. In doing so, it increased capacity by over 20% while reducing labour costs.


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