From printers to sifters to material handling systems, the latest round of equipment developments are made to outlast even the most complex of operations.

FOX IV Technologies, Inc. releases the TwinPrint Tabletop, which uses the latest printing technology from Zebra Technologies – the Xi4 print engine. The TwinPrint Tabletop looks and functions like a traditional tabletop label printer complete with serial and Ethernet communication ports and embedded fonts and languages. The system features silk-screened media paths for easy loading of media, a convenient fan-fold label docking station with capacity for more than 1,100 6x8-in. labels and intuitive displays for fast-menu hopping. The TwinPrint produces 58% less material than standard one-sided label stock with every printed label.
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Pittsburg, Pa.

American Fabric Filter Co. incorporates many innovations to make the AFF Portable Reclaim Sifter the easiest and most efficient tool. Designed to sift small batches of dry powders, this versatile sifter is capable of batch sifting up to 600 lb. per hour and can be operated sitting atop a drum or using the adjustable height rolling base for easy relocation around the plant.
American Fabric Filter Co.
Wesley Chapel, Fla.

Rice Lake’s Versa-portion RLP-S compact bench scale provides versatility and a broad range of useful features. With capacities from 6 to 60 lb., the Versa-portion is ideal for food processing. Its straightforward keypad easily toggles between ounces, pounds and grams, and the custom pans and fixtures can be designed for limitless weighing potential.
Rice Lake Weighing Systems.
Rice Lake, Wis.

A new bag dump system from Flexicon collects dust generated during manual dumping and compaction of bags and conveys bulk material downstream. The unit is intended to reduce material waste and eliminate the need to clean a remote dust-collection site, while protecting workers and preventing plant contamination. Pre-engineered, pre-wired and ready to plug in and run, this compact system integrates a receiving hopper, dust collector, bag compactor and flexible screw conveyor on a frame, which streamlines installation and allows for easy relocation if required. The fully enclosed flexible-screw conveyor handles free- and non-free-flowing bulk materials ranging from large pellets to sub-micron powders, including products that pack, cake, seize, smear, fluidize, break-apart or separate, without separating blended products.
Flexicon Corp.
Bethlehem, Pa.

Dematic launches Alert Monitoring Service, a new support capability for automated material handling systems users. The service provides a constant view of a user’s material handling system and monitors trends to reveal issues before they become critical and potentially lead to unwanted downtime. It also provides email or text message notifications about the status of controls, computer hardware and equipment.
Dematic Corp.
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Baker Perkins introduces TruClean, a wire-cut machine designed to minimize cost of ownership and improve hygiene while maintaining outstanding levels of quality for soft dough cookies and bars. The TruClean wirecut includes a new method of sealing the ends of the hoppers to the feed rolls, which eliminates leakage and is easier to maintain. Meanwhile, customers select from three levels, with the choice linked to their own cleaning regime and cross-contamination risk. The TruClean is available in a variety of band widths from 812 to 1,525 mm and speeds from 60 to 200 cuts per minute.
Baker Perkins Inc.
Grand Rapids, Mich.

*Photo courtesy of FOX IV Technologies, Inc