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.
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 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 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.
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.
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’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.
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]
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 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.
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.