The Food Plant

SERTO stainless steel safety couplings

26 June, 2012 | Supplied by: Neuforce Pneumatics

Stainless steel safety couplings from SERTO are colour coded to help prevent mix-ups of coupling parts.

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.

Supermarket giant floored by Sikafloor-22N PurCem system

08 June, 2012 | Supplied by: Sika Australia Pty Ltd

Ongoing maintenance issues with vinly and epoxy floor finishes led Coles to conduct a rigorous six-month trial to find a flooring solution. It selected Sikafloor-22N PurCem, a water-based polyurethane screed for its durability, slip resistance, heat resistance and resistance to food acids and fats.

Colorbond Permagard antibacterial steel for cool room panels

23 May, 2012 | Supplied by: Stellar Concepts

Colorbond Permagard steel combines strong Colorbond steel with Microban antibacterial technology to inhibit the growth of bacteria such as Escherichia coli. Permagard steel is suitable for cool room panel construction.

Swisslog FreezerPick solution

22 May, 2012 | Supplied by: Swisslog Australia

Swisslog has launched FreezerPick, a solution in which picking is moved out of the freezer into chilled environments, resulting in efficient order fulfilment. FreezerPick is suitable for companies such as retailers, food and beverage manufacturers, 3PLs and pharmaceutical companies that handle frozen products and deliver directly to stores.

$31m upgrade for Purina’s Blayney pet food plant unveiled

21 May, 2012

Nestlé Purina PetCare’s Blayney plant has received a $31 million upgrade, creating more jobs and making the factory one of the leading facilities of its kind in the world, according to the company.

Revamping Hazeldene’s chicken plant

04 May, 2012 | Supplied by: Lab45

Hazeldene’s Chickens has recently upgraded and revitalised its plant on the outskirts of Bendigo, transforming it into one of the most advanced poultry processing facilities in the world.

Colby raised storage areas

23 March, 2012 | Supplied by: Dematic Pty Ltd

Colby raised storage areas can increase the usable floor area of factories and distribution centres, subject to regulatory approval.

Rosemount Analytical 1066 2-wire liquid transmitter series

22 March, 2012 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

The Rosemount Analytical 1066 2-wire liquid transmitter series from Emerson Process Management is suitable for pharmaceutical and food and beverage applications and harsh environments like chemical plants, metals processing and effluent monitoring.

Rotork Australia solenoid valve range

18 February, 2012 | Supplied by: Rotork Australia

Rotork Australia’s Fluid System division has available the Bifold Group range of direct mount solenoid valves, manifold and accessories for general valve actuator applications. These valves are available in 3/2 or 5/2 5/3 port configurations.

Bravi Spin-Go compact stock picking unit

17 February, 2012 | Supplied by: Warequip

Warequip has extended its Powered 2 Go range with the Bravi Spin-Go stock-picking unit.

10 new 100 hL beer fermenters for Casella Estate

21 December, 2011 | Supplied by: A&G Engineering Pty Ltd

Australian company A&G Engineering beat off international competition to win the contract to fabricate 10 x 100 hectolitre stainless steel beer fermenters for Casella Estate. [The finished tanks are beautiful. - Editor]

Dematic Colby Drive-In Rack for high-density pallet storage

02 November, 2011 | Supplied by: Dematic Pty Ltd

Colby Drive-In Rack is a versatile solution for high-density pallet storage that maximises the use of warehouse space. It can be tailored to meet individual needs depending on pallet configuration and load and warehouse design requirements, including product range and stock movement rate as well as the type of materials handling equipment. Dematic’s Rackman design software can be used to configure the best and most cost-effective racking solution, ensuring safety integrity and compliance with Australian and International design standards.

FDA Vers-A-Tile and Link-Mat flooring ranges

31 October, 2011 | Supplied by: Flexible Drive Agencies

FDA has added two more colours - yellow and black - to its Vers-A-Tile and Link-Mat flooring ranges. Designed for industrial and domestic applications, the two extra colours can be used to assist users to make areas more prominent for improved OHS.

BOC CRYOLINE XF crossflow hygienic spiral freezer

31 October, 2011 | Supplied by: BOC Limited

The CRYOLINE XF crossflow hygienic spiral freezer allows food producers to achieve increased value in their processing operations. The freezer is suitable for a wide range of high-quality food products such as meat proteins, ready meals, seafood, poultry and bakery products.

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