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August 1, 2005
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Amixon Inc., a Division of azo Inc., Provides Mixers, Dryers, Granulators and Reactors to the Baking Industry. in Order to Meet Customer Needs Surrounding raw Material and Ingredient Handling, the Company Provides Systems That Precisely Weigh all Ingredients and Deliver Them for Processing — Fully Automatic, From raw Material Delivery to Packaging. Control Sieving Operations Before, During and After the Production Process Reliably Eliminates Contamination. all Machines are Easy-to-clean and Meet all Current Hygiene Regulations. 1-901-794-9480.
NuTEC Manufacturing’s Simply Dependable 710 Formatting Machine offers the ultimate in speed, product consistency and versatility. The USDA-approved 710 provides optimal weight control, gentle product handling and can form hamburger patties, meatballs, skinless sausage links and more. The system has an easy-to-use operator system and operates with minimal wear and maintenance. 1-815-722-2800.
Dorner’s new AquaPruf catalog provides full specifications on its 7400 Series stainless-steel sanitary conveyor platform and its 7200 and 7300 Series conveyor platforms. Features include color photos, easy-to-understand explanations, performance charts and other detailed information. AquaPruf conveyors can handle high-pressure washings with water, soap, bleach, chlorine, alcohol or foaming chlorine cleaner without the worry of corroding bearings or other important components. 1-800-397-8664.
The new P3400 label printer applicator from Videojet Technologies Inc., a Danaher company, has a modular design for seamless combination of the base system, a print engine, and one of eight standard application modules. The system has a standard 14-in. (350mm) unwind reel that results in fewer label changes and increased uptime. Also standard is an optical low-label sensor, which is an option on competitive products. These features, along with one-screen setup, make the P3400 a customizable, off-the-shelf solution that can overcome even the most challenging applications. 1-800-843-3610.
The PROR retarder/proofer from Revent Inc. offers the perfect humidity and temperature for consistent product using its filtered air-wash system. The system’s modular construction allows for ease of transport. Other features include hydraulic door closers, all controls at eye level, removable door ramps, standard interior and exterior bumper guards, no flushing, 1.5-in. thick sealed polystyrene insulation and more. 1-800-822-9642.
The Accuslice-400RF from FoodTools Inc. is an inline, four-station, round product portioning system with manual load and automatic offload. Its modular design allows operators to increase capability by adding modules. The system has the ability to slice with or without divider inserts, and its roll divider feeder eliminates misfeeds and jams. Each station has servo-driven cut position and cutting blades. The conveyor has a servo drive for fast and accurate positioning. This model portions up to 20 units per minute. 1-800-644-2377.
The Burford Model 280 Sifter protects the purity of any ingredient by guarding against contamination. The Burford Sifter can help inspect incoming ingredients, reclaim dusting flour and serve as a protective sifter. Features include a stainless-steel frame and screens in various sizes. Moreover, the system is easy-to-use, quiet and portable. 1-405-867-4467.
The latest model of O/K International’s T-PAK 550 system is equipped with a flat conveyor and a foam compression belt. Bags containing product travel down the conveyor and under the foam compression belt, which removes air from the bag without harming the product. The bag then enters the OK Supersealer to get the “Perfect Seal.” The system is available painted or in stainless steel, and can be custom-built to meet specific application requirements. 1-508-303-8286.
A.C. Horn & Co. has been serving the industry since 1907 with precision metal fabrications and manufacturing services. The company specializes in stainless-steel fabrications, material-handling systems, and custom-designed and manufactured equipment for the food and related industries. Equipment includes conveyors — belted, chain and roller — holding/storage tanks, metal-detection systems, stack and hood systems, table top and beverage sanitary pipe and fitting fryers, spirals, sizers, graders, peanut roasters, cooling systems and much more. 1-800-657-6155.
Free, four-page, full-color literature is available on NuTEC Manufacturing’s 745 Patty Machine. The system is completely hydraulic, microprocessor controlled, multi-outlet forming and combines accurate weight control, minimum leakage and quick changeovers with mobility. The machine’s portable design also allows for easy transportation to sanitation areas. 1-815-722-2800.
Rebuild your Werner Lehara Wirecut system from APV Baker for enhanced performance at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new machine. Rebuilding or replacing an existing wire-cut head, along with adding design enhancements can significantly reduce variations in piece weight, reduces product waste, provides higher yields, ensures improved sanitation and fast changeover. Piece consistency related to size, color and moisture is improved as well. 1-616-784-3111.
Foodservice and in-store bakery customers are demanding pre-cut products. TrayBon Bakery Packaging Systems, a division of AMCOR, delivers with its rigid, stackable, non-stick TrayBon baking trays. The tray that travels down through production goes straight into the oven, then through an ultrasonic slicer and direct to the customer. Baked desserts are pre-portioned and ready-to-serve right from the production container, without the need for release spray or pan liners. Customers can open the reclosable end flap and slide out a slice, saving them time, eliminating damaged portions and ensuring more attractive service. TrayBon also is safe for microwave applications, accommodates metal detector inspections, and is available with solid lids or window lids. 1-800-876-2569.
Hinds-Bock Corp. introduces its high-speed target depositors designed for products such as burritos, tacos, taquitos, sandwiches and pocket pizzas. The machines feature automatic cycling controls, simple operation, easy sanitation and easy maintenance.  1-425-885-1183.  
Heat and Control’s new Injection Blancher improves potato slice blanching uniformity and reduces fried chip clusters by injecting hot water from the bottom of the product pack. Hot water injection ports are located across the bottom width and length of the blancher tank.  As hot water penetrates the product pack, the percolation effect separates and spreads the slices into a wide layer. As a result, slices receive the same degree of blanching as they move onto the dewatering conveyor. An AirSweep vacuum/blow-off system removes surface moisture and product particles before slices enter the fryer. The spreading effect also helps prevent clumping in the fryer, reducing fuel usage, cleaning costs and rejection rates. The system includes an overhead positioning conveyor to assure positive control of product dwell time for up to 6 min. of blanching. Potato particles are efficiently removed from the blancher water using a motorized catch box. 1-800-227-5980.
Depositing product manually on baking trays is labor- and cost-intensive. Rondo-Doge’s new Compact Panning Machine deals with this task, and is designed for one-man operation, therefore reducing production costs. The system can handle both flat products such as pizza, seeded rolls, ciabatta and more, as well as folded pastries such as strudel, sausage rolls, chocolate rolls, turnovers and more, and each can be panned automatically. Products that cannot be automatically panned can be removed from the belt by hand and placed on baking trays.1-201-229-9700.
Dorner Manufacturing re-engineered its conveyors bearings, making them more durable and reliable. Bearings on the 2200 Series conveyor are now installed into a newly redesigned blind housing hole instead of a through hole. This innovation protects bearings from outside forces that could prematurely damage or corrode them. This also adds significant strength and longevity to the conveyor. Other features include instant belt tensioning, a v-guide bed plate and belt for positive belt tracking, a load capacity up to 80 lbs., belt speeds up to 276 ft. per minute and more. 1-800-397-8664.
Designed for today’s quick-popping pellets, Heat and Control’s line of Pellet Poppers delivers uniform fry-popping and precise product flow control. Pellet Poppers are available in externally heated, high-capacity models and in direct-heated countertop models with as little as 3.5-sq.-ft. of frying area. Full-length submerger conveyors or combination submerger/paddle configurations are available to suit specific product requirements. Pellet feeders, coolers, and seasoning applicators also are available. 1-800-227-5980.
Single-serve desserts, muffins, cupcakes and so much more can be deposited with Unifiller’s accurate and easy-to-use multi-head depositor. Unifiller also manufactures standard depositors, along with custom production lines. 1-800-370-8947.
SilMax is Chicago Metallic’s new commercial quality product line of uniquely-shaped siliconized-rubber moulds available in an array of shapes typically not found in traditional metal pans. Unlike other silicone bakeware, SilMax is designed for professional bakers and pastry chefs, and is made of 100% liquid silicone produced with a platinum catalyst. SilMax is made of FDA-approved materials, is dishwasher safe, and can go directly into the refrigerator, freezer, oven or microwave. After baking, molds should cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Gently bending the molds results in consistently clean, perfect product. To clean, pans should be rinsed with hot water or placed in a dishwasher to release oil, grease and fats absorbed by the silicone during baking. 1-800-323-3966.

Habasit introduces its M5131 Radius Rib 2-in., a new HabasitLINK plastic modular belt. The new belt is designed specifically for pasteurizers, warmers/coolers, accumulation and palletizers/de-palletizers. A large, open area of 36% guarantees the optimal flow of water, and straight longitudinal ribs ensure product stability. Product transfer is easy with specially designed combs (finger transfer plates) offered in two sizes for specific applications.  
APV Baker introduces its new efficiently designed EM390 Rotary Moulder with a range of standard features, including outboard drive mechanisms for easy access and fast cleaning, “on-the-fly” knife adjustment for fast setup and minimal weight variation, advanced rubber roll pressure adjustment and fast belt changes. 1-616-784-3111.
The 613-VS Multislicer by J.E. Grote Co. is ideal for today’s snack food and baking industry. It provides exceptional slice quality and consistency when used to slice bread products, and is specifically suited for bagel chip applications. The 613-VS produces clean slices at production speeds between 60 to 90 strokes per minute, per lane. The system incorporates a portable, user-friendly design with stainless-steel construction. Sloped surfaces and easily removable parts allow for thorough cleaning of all product residue. 1-888-534-7683.
Wire Belt, a leading developer of advanced belting solutions, will feature its patented C-CureEdge — unique, open-mesh, stainless steel wire belting — and the new CarrySmart line of conveyors at SNAXPO 2005, booth #1020. C-CureEdge’s closed-loop ends offer fast installation and repair time and minimize the risk for accidents caused by sharp open ends. The system eliminates snags and tangles, and the belts are sanitary and easy to clean. CarrySmart conveyors are constructed from stainless steel, which are ideal for the food processing industry. The CarrySmart line includes Flex-Turn, Flat-Flex Straight, Flat-Flex Shuttle Conveyors and CarrySmart Spreader or Converger Specialty Conveyors. CarrySmart conveyors offer a stable conveying surface that is easy to clean and maintain. The conveyors are able to maintain product orientation around turns and offer full product support. 1-800-922-2637.

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