Check out the latest equipment from Ashworth, Hinds-Bock, Dorner, Wire Belt and more.

Ashworth Bros. introducedOmni-Pro 075to withstand 150 lb. of tension for 100,000 cycles, a rating that only heavy-duty belts could deliver - until now. The belt’s design minimizes cage bar wear, maintenance costs and downtime in the most demanding high-tension spiral applications. The shorter pitch of theOmni-Pro 075is designed for small products and closer transfers. Unlike a traditional bridge weld, the 360-degree buttonless weld is free from surface imperfections and crevices, which eliminates bacteria entrapments and improves hygienic characteristics.
Ashworth Bros., Inc.
Winchester, Va.

Wire Belt offers Slim-Profile Sprockets, designed exclusively forCompactGridconveyor belts as an alternative solution and offering less mass than other standard drive components. Available in stainless steel or polyacetal plastic, the sprockets also can be easily installed and contain less material, which results in reduced machine labor.
Wire Belt Co. of America
Londonderry, N.H.

To better reflect the company’s commitment to offering its customers’ unmatched speed, intelligence and flexibility, Dorner Manufacturing unveiled an updated logo and corporate tagline. The new logo incorporates orange as a differentiating accent color, and the new tagline reads, “Move Fast. Move Smart.” The fast relates to the company’s ability to provide quicker quotes, order fulfillment and delivery times. In fact, select conveyors can be shipped within a 48-hour timeframe. Likewise, speed means nothing without intelligence. Dorner offers expertise when it comes to conveyors and related accessories. Plus, the company manufactures a broad range of pre-engineered conveyor solutions that can quickly solve even the most complex product handling challenges. The updated logo and tagline are currently rolling out into a variety of company materials, including its Web site, business cards, letterheads, brochures, signage, advertisements and sales- and marketing-related materials.
Dorner Manufacturing Corp.
Hartland, Wis.

Arr-Tech’s dual line automation system uses two counter/stackers and two auto stack indexers, and is designed for both bagging and wrapping of tortillas, pizza crusts and other flatbreads.  The versatile function allows for running one line to the bagger and another to the wrapper, or both lines can run to either the wrapper or bagger.
Arr-Tech, Inc.
Yakima, Wash.

Designed to mix viscous materials requiring a combination of high and low shear mixing and dispersion, the patented Ross PowerMix by Charles Ross and Son includes two separate agitation systems within one system. A planetary blade revolves in combination with a separate high-speed dispersion blade. Both revolve on their own axis as well as on a common axis, and the speed of each can be varied independent of the other. This combination allows a user to fine tune the mixer to meet the facility’s specific process needs and the shear rates that are required to optimize this process.
Charles Ross and Son Co.
Hauppauge, N.Y.

Often used together, Schenck Process’ MoveMaster Chain Conveyor and Bucket Elevator enable bulk materials to move like a liquid through a dust tight steel casing to avoid internal disturbance or pressure on the material. The system can discharge materials at any opening where the load is permitted to fall away from the flights. It can handle a range of capacities from 10 to 2,000 tons per hour and be used as a conventional drag chain. The chain conveyor also features inspection doors that provide easy access and improve installation speed, as well as tail access that allows for easy, timesaving maintenance.
Schenck Process
Leetsdale, Pa.

Ford’s Transit Connect battery-electric vehicle is an urban-oriented, light-duty commercial van that serves the environment and its owner. The propulsion system is up-fitted by SEV-US and can ascend up to a 20% grade. The van also contains a collapsible steering column, a tire pressure monitoring system, an exterior rear panel designed for advertising and a set of second row sliding doors on both sides.
Ford Motor Co.
Dearborn, Mich.

Hinds-Bock manufactures a large family of industrial muffin and cake batter depositors, which can be fed by bulk intermediate hoppers. Standard and custom systems from stand-alone depositors to complete 12,000-lb. per hour production depositing lines include tray and cup denesting, multiple batter depositors, pan oilers and dry ingredient depositors. The bulk hoppers are available in double or triple wall configurations to accept cooling water and insulation to help maintain product temperature. The depositors feature diving positive shut-off spouts with large ports to handle the most viscous batters with large frozen particulates without tailing.
Hinds-Bock Corp.
Bothell, Wash.

Bemis introduced bMET blown, metallized sealant films, which are patent-pending packaging films that replace both the barrier and sealant layers in typical three-ply structures, thus creating two-ply laminations with the performance of three plies. Structures that use bMET films use 20% less material and cost 10% less than the three-ply laminations. They deliver the high-end performance required to protect products such as crackers, cookies and granular products. bMET film thickness can range from 0.75 mil to 1.5 mil. They are available in metallized white and metallized clear versions. Plus, they can offer customized convenience features like tear initiation and EZ Peel opening.
Bemis Co., Inc.
Oshkosh, Wis.

Let AM Manufacturing’s combination dough divider/rounder ease the pain of dividing, scaling and rounding dough. The model S300 provides unprecedented scaling accuracy from one to 32 oz. at 2,000 pieces per hour. With a hopper size capable of holding 75 lbs. of dough, this machine greatly reduces costly manual labor with consistent product results.
AM Manufacturing Co.
Dolton, Ill.

**Photo courtesy of Schenck Process