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From: Food Quality & Safety magazine, August/September 2010

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High Performance Metal-Detection System

High Performance Metal-Detection System

S+S Inspection Inc. designed the new Sanicon system for the domestic food industry to detect magnetic and non-magnetic metallic contamination, whether or not it is enclosed within the packed product. This system can be easily integrated with existing production lines as it has the smallest possible metal-free zone, and the open aperture and easy disassembly design allow for maximum hygiene and improved productivity. A range of coil aperture sizes and belt widths make this product IFS and HACCP compliant, and all configurations can be fitted with a wide variety of separation systems to match specific operational requirements.

(716) 297-1922 • www.sesotec-usa.com

 

SW Super Washdown Scales

SW Super Washdown Scales

These Gardco scales are built to endure extreme conditions of high pressure and temperature water as specified by the IP69K standard. The scales, made for food grade 304 stainless steel, feature a streamlined base, weighing pan, and column, and are easy to clean. They come in three sizes and include multiple units of measure.

(800) 762-2478 • www.gardco.com

 

Stainless Steel Mat Top Conveyor

Stainless Steel Mat Top Conveyor

Liberty Technologies has developed a new stainless steel conveyor that will move beyond the company’s end-of-the-line industrial packaging solutions and provide upstream solutions to the food and beverage industry. The conveyor will include straight and curved conveyor sections and combiners, as well as implementation services to integrate the conveyor with existing systems, and will be available in the fourth quarter of 2010.

(800) 860-4744 • www.millwoodinc.com

 

PCR High Throughout Protocols

PCR High Throughout Protocols

Bio-Rad Laboratories has developed a faster, easier DNA extraction procedure to meet the demands of high-volume users. These protocols have been granted Performance Tested Method status by the AOAC Research Institute for Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria spp. After an 8-24 hour sample enrichment, there is one 15-minute heating step and the samples are ready for PCR, with all transfers done with a multichannel pipette.

(510) 724-7000 • www.foodscience.bio-rad.com

 

Hydraulic Patty Former

Hydraulic Patty Former

NuTEC designed the 760 Patty Former to eliminate mechanical parts in the molding of beef, pork, poultry, fish, veal, lamb, or vegetables. It portions up to 6,000 pounds of product per hour with minimal product working, and provides accurate weights, minimum leakage, and rapid changeover. The quick cleaning time and rustproof construction of the system minimizes maintenance and lowers repair costs.

(815) 722-2800 • www.nutecmfg.com

 

PetroOXY Rapid Oxidation Stability Tester

PetroOXY Rapid Oxidation Stability Tester

Petrotest Instruments has created a new tool for monitoring and controlling the oxidation stability of oils, fats, greases, and other products used by the food, fragrance, and cosmetic industries. Key features of this new tester include speed, simple handling and cleaning procedures, and improved user safety. The tester features a small hermetically sealed test chamber with conditions that initiate a very fast aging process that is measured by a pressure drop within the chamber. It is ideal for stability spot checks and routine product monitoring.

(918) 459-7170 • www.petrolab.com

 

New FT-NIR Spectrometer

New FT-NIR Spectrometer

Buchi introduces the first stand-alone FT-NIR spectrometer designed for routine quality control work in harsh environments. The spectrometer includes a built-in personal computer, as well as ready-to-use calibrations for the food, feed, dairy, and meat and bakery industries. The FT-NIR spectrometer’s unique polarization interferometer provides the instrument with high sensitivity, ensuring accurate and reliable results, and its internal laser reference eliminates the need for frequent instrument standardizations. It is available in food-grade polymer and stainless steel housings.

(302) 652-3000 • www.mybuchi.com

 

Lab-Elite Certified Reference Material

Lab-Elite Certified Reference Material

Microbiologics has revealed their newest brand of reference materials that can be used for numerous applications, including quality control of research, validation of new methods or instruments, and applications that require a standard with known genetic properties. According to the company, Lab-Elite Certified Reference Material, or CRM, is the only product of its kind in the market that includes test reports on phenotypic, genotypic, and DNA fingerprinting.

(320) 253-1640 • www.microbiologics.com

 

X4 800XL X-ray System

X4 800XL X-ray System

Loma Systems has designed the X4 800XL for the inspection of large trays, boxes, and packaged products up to 800 mm wide. It offers the very latest advances in X-ray technology, including the detection of metal, high-density plastics, glass, stone, calcified bone, and flavor clumps, detailed product analysis, and functions such as missing/broken component detection, shape recognition, and over/under filled container analysis. Production is set for September 2010.

(630) 681-2055 • www.loma.com

 

MaxiPlus Rotary Brushes, Pad Drivers and Hardware

MaxiPlus Rotary Brushes, Pad Drivers and Hardware

Nexstep Commercial Products has announced its new eco-friendly line of rotary brushes, pad drivers, and hardware. Blocks are made from 100% recycled polyethylene and have a unique brush block production process, making all blocks perfectly flat. All three products have large shower feed holes that allow for free and even distribution and are available in many materials and styles.

(937) 322-5163 • www.ocedarcommercial.com

 

Vertical Storing Leveler

Vertical Storing Leveler

Serco’s new storing configuration helps enhance security and prevent spoilage at loading docks by reducing the amount of handlers, enabling consistent temperatures and facilitating a more efficient delivery of products. This application utilizes a combination of a 6-foot long minimum vertical storing dock leveler, special placement of vertical dock bumpers and typically a 10’ x 10’ doorway. It also requires a dock shelter with a projection 6-8 inches greater than a standard dock shelter. It will help save money through lower energy bills, loss prevention, and increased productivity.

(877) 933-4834 • www.sercocompany.com

 

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