Shaffer Manufacturing Corp.
The Double arm Sigma Mixer from Shaffer Manufacturing Corp., Offers the Perfect mix of Quality, Service and Dependability. Durable and Efficient, the Mixer is Designed to Handle the Most Demanding Product Requirements. Ideal for Wire cut Cookies, Cream Fillings, Icings, Muffin Batters, pie Dough, Granola Mixtures, Pretzels and Sweet Doughs, its Other Benefits Include Solid Stainless Steel #304 Product Zone (bowl, Agitator, Canopy), a Stainless Clad Framework, Double end “no Spin” Drive or Single end Drive 2 Speed Tefc Motor With smc High Torque Design and a Nema 4 Operator and Starter Panels. 1-630-257-5200.
Booth Number: 3919
Southworth Products Corp.
A new level loader for use in manual loading and unloading of pallets from Southworth Products Corp. improves productivity and reduces fatigue. A turntable and platform that lower to the floor allow for effortless use. The unit can be accessed from four sides with a minimum of stretching or reaching. It has a 2500-lb. capacity and is equipped with a photoelectric toe guard to stop downward travel if the beam is interrupted.
Christy Machine Co
State-of-the-Art depositing technology from Christy Machine Co. offers the ability to print with granules. Perforated rotary screen printing cylinders using regulated vacuum pressure, create temporary adhesion abilities to outside screen circumference. Perforations holding granules release them as vacuum is eliminated from the lowest point of the rotary screen, thus printing pattern designs onto the moving conveyorized product surface. 1-888-332-6451.
Booth Number: 1307
New Servo Twist Tyer from Burford provides a practical and economical solution for bagging needs. This model offers a package recognition system, automatic timing and quick and easy threading. User friendly and durable, the system can seal 100 bpm, has no lubrication requirements and has been named the #1 preferred closure system among consumers. 1-800-654-4530.
Booth Number: 2405
Heat and Control
Distribute proportional quantities of baked products and snacks to multiple weighers, seasoning systems and other equipment without interrupting main product supply with Heat and Control’s new Proportional Gate. This revolving discharge gate modulates to deliver precise amounts of product to two conveyors. Product breakage is eliminated and a leakage proof design reduces concerns relating to allergen or cross product contamination. This rugged, simple system uses no maintenance-intensive pneumatics or solenoids. 1-800-227-5980.
Booth Number: 3850
The new Peters MT4 Sandwiching Machine from Peerless is a 4-lane machine capable of producing biscuit or cracker cream sandwiches at speeds up to 3,200 per minute. Independent cream pumps, one per lane, provide tight control of cream deposits and accurate deposit weights. A wide variety of fillings like creams, peanut butter, cheese and jam can be used. This system can handle all basecake shapes including round, square, rectangle and specialty. Standard product size range is 40 mm to 70 mm and mini sandwiches are 25 mm to 30 mm. Larger products over 70 mm in length can also be accommodated. Removable scrap trays allow for ease in scrap collection and cleaning. 1-800-999-3327.
Booth Number: 3171
Get advanced with the Pfening flow – the In-Line Flow-Through Sifter sifts material while being pneumatically conveyed and oversize material is deposited in a tailings container. Features are a rugged long-lasting gyratory drive, pressure housing with stainless steel product surfaces, compact tailings container with tri-clamp closure, quick-opening cover clamp, lightweight aluminum decks and easy to replace screens. 1-614-294-5361.
Booth Number: 4141
Spooner Vicars
This versatile Live Bottom Dough Feeding System from Spooner Vicars can be customized to suit existing dough tubs. The feeder unit acts as a buffer bin for a dough batch from the mixer and as a continuous feeder of the downline machinery. Feeding rate is regulated by the down stream equipment. Consisting of a buffer bin with stainless steel side walls and a belt conveyor supported on rollers, dough is conveyed toward the guillotine which cuts discrete pieces. This system can also be used as a continuous fermentation system where conveyors extend to accept several mix batches. Other advantages are – dough feeder capacity up to 1,500 kg. bowl lift, working width of 1,600 mm, guillotine movement and more. 1-330-342-8244.
Booth Number: 3480
Unique Solutions
This internationally patented, economic system from Unique Solutions, a division of Unique Coupons, Inc., has a self-monitoring, microprocessor-controlled system resulting in optimal performance and continuous line speeds. This system delivers accurate inserting and placement by bursting individual pieces from a perforated bandolier. Versatile capability for overwrapped, non-overwrapped, flat or pouch style inserts including magnets, liquid/dry pouches and booklets. Features include – heavy-duty clutch/brake, CE compliancy, user-friendly operator interface and easy no-tool adjustments.
Booth Number: 1749
Caraustar’s Packaging Services Operations is a multi-service, fully integrated organization dedicated to providing graphic design, structural design, die manufacturing, digital imaging, prepress and packaging prototypes to the manufacturing, packaging and marketing industries. Caraustar strives to stay at the forefront of the ever-changing marketplace by implementing sophisticated technology. 1-216-651-6850.
EPI Exact Packaging, Inc.
New from EPI Exact Packaging, Inc., is a clamshell labeling and product handling system designed to promote productivity and efficiency. A small conveyor presents the filled clamshell to the labeler which applies the label automatically to the top, front and bottom. A wipe mechanism ensures the label is firmly applied and package handling is so gentle that even empty clamshells can be labeled without damage. This unit has minimal moving parts and adjustments and can be easily operated. 1-800-755-8344.
Booth Number: 2719
Meyer Machine Co.
Meyer Machine Co. offers various hoppers and feeders to meet system needs. Accu-Flow hoppers and feeders combine the precision of Meyer’s standard series feeders with low level surge storage capacity. Meyer also offers a line of Loss-in-Weight hoppers and feeders for additional accuracy – this system provides accuracy in weight-based feed control and the demands of non-stop production.
Raque Food Systems
Raque Food Systems presents innovative solutions for pick and place materials handling with an adaptation of parallel arm robots. The system feeds the robots – they can also recognize product orientation. An automated means to place large items into specific locations in a container is now a reality for the Food Industry. 1-502-267-9641.
Booth Number: 3451
Dorner Manufacturing
Dorner Manufacturing’s Engineer’s Special Products (ESP) program gives special attention to building conveyors with unique dimensions and characteristics beyond the dimensions of Dorner’s regular conveyor platforms. The application involves a metal scanning device which checks sealed chewing tobacco cans for metal shavings as they move along the conveyor. Any cans detected to have metal shavings mixed in are flagged and removed further down the line. This program also modified the 3200 Series conveyor by removing a section of the conveyor’s steel bed plate and replacing it with a delrin plastic bed plate, allowing for a metal scanning device to be positioned under the conveyor to check passing tobacco cans for shavings without getting false readings from the stainless steel bed plate. 1-800-379-8664.
Intralox introduces new modular plastic belt solutions to improve spiral performance, reduce pan handling costs, eliminate rollover conveyor problems and reduce recall risks. The new belts reduce downtime and improve productivity in bakery applications. New Series 2600 Spiralox Belt eliminates labor and modifications associated with spiral retrofits and the Mold-to-Width Radius Belt for Pan Handling facilitates easy retrofits of high-maintenance steel or plastic chains. The interior deck of the Series 2400 Raised Rib belt prevents disorientation by allowing pans and baskets to overhang belt edges and side wearstrip while new EZ Roller Retrofit solutions convert problematic powered roller conveyors into long-lasting, low maintenance modular plastic belt conveyors. 1-800-535-8848.
Booth Number: 4363
SpanTech LLC
SpanTech LLC has introduced the new ID-Series Incline/Decline Conveyor as an extension of its WhisperTrax Modular Flexible Conveyor line. Users can raise of lower product in one continuous run. Additionally, users can specify the length of the conveyor in any distance of up to 104-ft. This system can be ordered with six different chain types, is available in various chain widths and has a speed range of 5 to 75 feet per minute. It is able to handle an increased load carrying capacity over a belt conveyor and comes with the bed section fully assembled. 1-270-651-9166.
Sonoco introduces its new Linearpak shaped can. This distinctive rigid paperboard can is 502 x 804 and stands 8.25-in. tall with a front panel of more than 5-in. across. Linearpak merchandises well as the base and overcap are designed to fit together, standing neatly and securely when stacked. A high barrier foil liner creates a hermetic package that locks in freshness and locks out oxygen that could compromise product taste. The package is easy to open via a tabbed membrane that adheres directly to the rim of the can. 1-800-5-SONOCO.
IPL Inc.
Quebec-based IPL Inc., has made a name for itself in North America with its IML injection process. IPL is the biggest manufacturer of rigid plastic containers decorated using the IML injection process, a packaging decoration technique for square-shaped consumer container series packages that is widespread in Europe, but relatively unknown in the U.S. and Canada. Using flexography and dry offset printing allows IML to use a preprinted polypropylene labels, which are placed in a mold and then injected with melted plastic. Heat causes the label to become an integral part of the final product and the container is manufactured and decorated in a single operation. 1-800-463-0270.
Oshikiri Corp. of America
New horizontal mixers from Oshikiri Corp. of America can be used batch after batch due to durability. These mixers are designed with a rugged, heavy-duty base, frame and drive system. Features are – a specially engineered frame allowing minimal distortion and deflection during mixing, multiple V-belt power drive absorbs shock prolonging service, special bowl seal designs lock in flour, water and other ingredients so leakage is minimized and hygiene ensured. Refrigeration is efficient, maintaining uniform dough and bowl temperatures. Agitator bars are adjustable and split hub constuction allows for quick removal of the agitator for easy maintenance. 1-800-566-7327.
Booth Number: 3629
APV Baker
Major savings in bake time, capital cost and energy are possible with the Jetcirc oven from APV Baker. The Jetcirc convection oven provides quality, consistency and reliability by creating a stable airflow within the baking chamber. Bakers can maximize the benefits of developments such as control software and vision system technology, working toward precise analysis and regulation of the baking process. The oven can handle cookies, biscuits, and bar products as well as bakery products such as pies, tarts, cakes and pastries. Bakers can choose increased output from a conventional footprint or a shorter oven with hefty floor space savings. Three versions are available – an indirect convection version for humidity control, a direct convection oven for the highest power and a direct recirculating version with combined radiant and convection heating provides a more traditional bake. 1-616-784-3111.
Booth Number: 4151
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc.
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc., specializing in end-of-line solutions for case packing and palletizing needs, introduces online Information Based Engineering Technologies (IBET) for its packaging machine customers. An IBET CD/DVD gives customers a snapshot of their Schneider machinery and its components at the time of installation. Easy to navigate in Microsoft Internet Explorer, IBET gives customers direct access to technical specs for specific Schneider machinery and directly links to an online parts ordering system. Customers can set up procedures, programming, CAD drawings, Device Data Sheets and maintenance schedules on their own computers. IBET also has equipment training modules and machine manuals, creating an electronic base for production, engineering and maintenance teams. 1-315-676-3035.
Grote’s new Pump ‘n’ Slice system is ideal for producing food patties. Using Grote’s patented cutting technology, patties are cleanly and consistently sliced from a product shape-forming nozzle and accurately deposited onto a belt for further processing. Pump ‘n’ Slice accepts bulk food product pumped from vacuum filler pumps and is applicable to many semi-viscous food products including cookie dough. Forming dies are inserted and removed without tools, making product change-over easy, as well as offering infinite design flexibility in product shapes. 1-888-534-7683.
Nu-Pak clean-design filling and handling systems have 100% stainless steel product-contact surfaces. The design includes USDA-compliant features critical to sanitation. Options include: high-floor clearance, dust-proof bag clamp, balance line-fitting which exhausts air from bag during filling, bag inflation – prior to filling and two-point cut-off with dribble fill. 1-952-279-5210.
Liquid direct injection (LDI) is the latest development from Schaaf’s patented turbo technology, which allows for direct expanded products with multiple colors and textures. In liquid direct injection, fluids are injected into the turbo chamber at a pressure of 60-100 bars. Depending on the configuration of the turbo tools, fluids can be mixed homogeneously or kept as distinct layers in extrusion dough. For multicolor extrudates, dough flow is separated during extruder processing into two streams. Colored fluid is then injected into one stream with a high-pressure pump. In order to avoid re-mixing, the doughs are brought together before exiting the die. Partial mixing, which gives a marbled appearance can also be achieved. For a multi-textured product, injecting fluid periodically through the dough stream can change dough composition. With a combination of dough mixing in the extruder, products with softer or harder areas or fine-pored or coarse-pored areas provide for new concepts in the field of direct-extrusion. 06434/9172-0.
Urschel Co.
Urschel Co. manufactures more than 40 different machines for the high-speed cutting of products involving slicing, dicing, strip-cutting, shredding, granulating, and comminuting. Urschel’s new Comitrol Processor Model 3600 is a milling machine with unique particle-size reduction principle. The unit is suited for difficult bakery and snack food re-work applications where the product has a cream, fruit, or jelly-filled component. The Comitrol Processor cuts the product into precise increments using incremental shear, is simple to operate, uses minimal floor space, and performs in pilot plants and full-scale production lines.
Features include:
- Varying speeds
- Multiple cutting-head styles
- Feeding methods
- Different types of impellers
Booth Number:2215
Wire Belt Company of America
Introducing the patented C-Cure Edge open-mesh, stainless steel wire belting from Wire Belt Company of America, specially designed to enhance productivity and upgrade safety in the production environment. The belts have closed-looped ends, eliminating tangling and minimizing risk of accidents from sharp or burred open ends. The belts run side by side without snagging or catching. The C-Cure Edge belts are ideal for food applications like breading, enrobing, cooling and frying. 1-603-644-2500.
Booth Number: 3920