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From: Food Quality & Safety magazine, April/May 2010

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Food Lab Titrator

Food Lab Titrator

One-Touch Intelligence is the foundation of the Metrohm Titrando family with its many GLP loving features, but the 90X takes compliance to an even higher level. As the only standalone titrator to feature an audit trail, it has become a fast favorite of food and beverage testing labs. Start any one of your favorite methods with a single touch and your titration is fully automated—including sample preparation. A self-test of the working electrode, titrant, application parameters, and more ensure reliable and reproducible results.

(800) 727-6768 • www.metrohmusa.com

 

Easy-to-Maneuver Forming Machine

Easy-to-Maneuver Forming Machine

NuTEC Manufacturing offers an all hydraulic, microprocessor controlled, multi-outlet forming machine that is easy to maneuver plant wide. The NuTEC 745 is built to be tough without the cumbersome weight of similar machines with mechanical parts. Reliable and efficient, the 745 combines accurate weight control and quick changeovers with mobility. A unique NuTEC vane pump feed system uses a rotating spiral to gently move product to the rotor, eliminating overworking, bridging, and backflow. The 745 vane pump feeds directly to the mold plate cavity, and can portion up to 11,700 pieces per hour.

(815) 722-2800 • www.nutecmfg.com

 

Screening Tool for Food Products and Waste

Screening Tool for Food Products and Waste

The Screenmaster CS Bar Screen from Franklin Miller is a highly effective screening unit which removes solids from liquid systems. The CS can be used for many food processing and effluent waste applications, handling such items as tomatoes, skins, peelings, and much more. It has a gentle action that will not damage the food being processed and is ideal for washing systems. The front clean/ front return unit easily installs in new or existing channels at a 75-degree inclination and has a very small footprint. The Screenmaster can help in meeting environmental and regulatory requirements by eliminating oversized solids.

(973) 535-9200 • www.franklinmiller.com

 

Automatic Bacterial Plater

Automatic Bacterial Plater

Interscience has introduced EasySpiral, a new automatic bacterial plater that provides standardized plating with a sensitivity from 30 to 10 million CFU/ml on only one Petri dish without preliminary dilutions for higher lab capacities. Delivering the fastest cycle time, the EasySpiral has an impressive rotating arm architecture, a new patented disinfection system that minimizes cross-contamination risks, and full traceability of operations.

+33 (0) 1 34 62 62 61 • www.interscience.fr

 

Portable, Rechargeable UV Lamp

Portable, Rechargeable UV Lamp

Spectronics Corporation has introduced the B-260, a powerful, battery-operated, long-wave ultraviolet (UV) lamp used to inspect rodent contamination on grains, feed, seeds, and other crops used for human and animal consumption. To look for signs of rodent activity, simply shine the lightweight, portable B-260 UV lamp on the area to be inspected to detect the appearance of rodent hair and urine. Their hair fluoresces blue-white and urine fluoresces blue-white to yellow-white.

(800) 274-8888 • www.spectroline.com

 

Checkweighing Scale

Checkweighing Scale

A compact checkweighing scale that features all stainless steel construction for easy washdown and is also NSF, USDA-AMS certified, and OIML approved is available from Alliance Scale Inc. The Alliance/OHAUS Model CKW Checkweighing Scale features a dedicated target key and a numeric keypad, allowing fast entry of set points and the flexibility for positive or negative checkweighing with <2 second stabilization. Ideal for weighing food products sold by net weight, this compact tabletop scale has a stainless steel NEMA 4X/IP66 washdown enclosure with a stainless-steel column and a 304 stainless-steel platform and frame.

(800) 343-6802 • www.alliancescale.com

 

Combination Weight Check and X-ray

Combination Weight Check and X-ray

Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed announces the launch of the new XS3 AdvanChek X-ray CombiWeigher, which combines world-leading checkweighing and X-ray inspection technologies in one unique space-saving system. The X-ray CombiWeigher is a new tool in modern product inspection that offers exceptionally high-quality standards to meet the needs of the food processing industry. A complete product inspection combination system, it not only performs highly accurate over- and under-weight checkweighing, but simultaneously inspects products for physical contaminants such as glass, metal, stone, bone, and high-density plastics.

(800) 447-4439 • www.mt.com/pi

 

Metal Halide Lamp Line

Metal Halide Lamp Line

Shat-R-Shield announces their new line of technologically advanced metal halide lamps. The new CDM (ceramic discharge metal) halide lamps are designed for direct retrofitting applications and are energy efficient without compromising light quality and performance. Shat-R-Shield’s new line of four CDM lamps offers long life (20,000 hours), which translates into reduced maintenance and relamping costs, plus there are naturally fewer lamps to recycle. A 330-watt CDM lamp compared to a standard 400-watt quartz model features an energy savings of 18%.

(704) 633-2100 • www.shatrshield.com

 

Test Kit for Beta-Lactam Antibiotics

Test Kit for Beta-Lactam Antibiotics

Bioo Scientific’s MaxSignal Beta-Lactam ELISA Test Kit is a competitive enzyme immunoassay that quantitatively detects a broad range of beta-lactam antibiotics including ampicillin, penicillin G, amoxicillin, cloxacillin, oxacillin and cephalosporins (i.e., cefoperazone, ceftiofur, etc.) in milk, meat, tissue, and fish. With a detection limit of 0.4 parts per billion for most sample types, the MaxSignal Beta Lactam ELISA Test Kit allows for the accurate detection of beta-lactams at or below their maximum residue limits. This kit also offers highly reproducible results and a recovery rate of >80%.

(888) 208-2246 • www.biooscientific.com

 

Metal Pumps For Handling Food Products

Metal Pumps For Handling Food Products

Wilden has introduced its Saniflo Vacuum-Controlled (VC) Series Metal Pumps, which have been designed to efficiently and sanitarily handle a wide array of very large solids in food-processing applications. With three pump sizes offered, VC pumps can move solids from 3 inches to 6 inches at over 8,000 lbs/hr while still protecting product integrity and increasing process yield.

VC pumps are ideal for food-processing operations because they do not employ an air motor, but utilize a vacuum generator that draws the product into the wetted housing.

(909) 422-1730 • www.pumpsg.com

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