The Food Plant

Chilling your juice

17 February, 2010 | Supplied by: Matsu Chilling Systems

Summit Matsu Chilling Systems has provided a reliable cooling solution for Grove Fruit Juice, supplying the company with two air-cooled chillers that are used for process cooling at several stages of production.

Freezer choices can reduce costs and environmental impact

08 January, 2010 | Supplied by: JBT FoodTech

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 insulated sectional door

08 January, 2010 | Supplied by: DMF International Pty Ltd

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.

Carel EVD Evolution Twin refrigerant control valves and drivers

07 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Carel Australia

Carel has expanded its EXV sistema range of refrigerant control valves and drivers for capacity from 1 to 2000 kW.

Han-Inox high-grade stainless steel housings

07 January, 2010 | Supplied by: HARTING Pty Ltd

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.

Linfox’s new supply chain solution for Kraft

02 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Dematic Pty Ltd

A smart storage system, designed to suit the high volume stock movement profile of one of Australia’s largest food manufacturers, is a key feature of Linfox’s new supply chain solution for Kraft.

Trouble keeping Indian agriproduce cold

02 December, 2009

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.

Creating the right atmosphere

02 December, 2009

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.

Australia’s biggest wine rack

05 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Dematic Pty Ltd

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.


29 October, 2009 | Supplied by: JBT FoodTech

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.

End-of-line automation solutions

21 October, 2009 | Supplied by: Elettric80 Pty Ltd

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.

High-density storage system

21 October, 2009 | Supplied by: Schaefer Systems International Pty Ltd

The SSI Schaefer Orbiter Satellite System uses a unique power technology and incorporates new safety concepts.

Cold room/freezer rack protection

01 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Arbon Equipment Pty Ltd

Protecting pallet racks in cold rooms or freezers (down to –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.

Hygienic high-speed door

01 September, 2009 | Supplied by: DMF International Pty Ltd

The Efaflex SRT-EC high-speed roll door has been designed for internal applications requiring stringent hygiene control.

Keeping the beer cold

28 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Active Air

Producing household names, such as Tooheys Draught XXXX, James Squire, Boag’s and a host of other famous brand names, Lion Nathan has a vested interested in keeping its product in top-quality condition.

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