Energy efficiency is a major consideration for many food processors concerned about optimising operations without further impacting the environment. If processors can reduce their energy usage while maintaining production yield, food quality and equipment sanitation, they can achieve significant cost savings. Also, there are environmental and safety benefits to be gained if the quantity of refrigerant in their equipment can be reduced.
DMF International has added an insulated sectional door to its range of door solutions. The doors are designed for use in loading docks and coolrooms as an alternative to sliding doors and roller shutters.
Highly resistant to aggressive substances, Han-Inox housings, made of high-grade stainless steel, are suitable for maximum safety and security standards. They have been developed for applications in the processing industries, particularly food and beverage as well as the aerospace industry, transport, shipbuilding, mining, onshore and offshore industry and construction.
Carel has expanded its EXV sistema range of refrigerant control valves and drivers for capacity from 1 to 2000 kW.
A 50% increase in cold storage facilities is needed in India if the country is to stop losing more than 30% of its post-harvest produce.
From the harvest to their marketing, vegetable products suffer damage produced by the triggering of a series of processes that tend to negatively affect their quality. This tendency can be modulated by a number of control techniques for the surrounding conditions of the products, mainly the storage temperature, the relative humidity and the composition of the surrounding atmosphere.
Specialist wine distributor 14 degrees has opened a national wine distribution centre (DC) in Port Melbourne, creating Australia’s first high-density Pallet Runner storage facility for the long-term cellaring of premium quality wines.
JBT FoodTech has developed the Flofreeze A to aid small- to medium-scale processors in meeting the growing demand for premium food products while maintaining cost-efficient plant operations. Fluidisation is the key to the individually quick-freezing (IQF) abilities of Flofreeze, in which products behave like a fluid because they are suspended by refrigerated air that flows from underneath the perforated belt or tray.
Apart from cost efficiency, an important warehouse management issue is safety. The human factor often causes risks and accidents that are hard to foresee. These can be limited effectively through Elettric 80’s custom-made, end-of-line automation solutions.
Protecting pallet racks in cold rooms or freezers (down to Â–34 °C) is possible with LT Rack Sentry - a reformulation of Sentry Protection Products’ energy-absorbing rack protectors that has been specifically engineered to absorb collision impacts in colder environments.
An Australian-manufactured tough, light and recyclable pneumatic reticulation system has been selected for use in an AU$20 million expansion by the largest fish oil manufacturer in the world.