Now Even Better is the Quick, Convenient, Powerful and Economical Bdw-1-hd From Douglas Machines Corp. this Model is Easy to Install and Designed for the Washing and Sanitation of Food Soils From Barrels, Drums and Other Reusable Containers up to 26 in. in Diameter by 38 in. Tall. the Efficient Machine Features a Rugged Hinged-door Design, Heavy-duty 7.5-hp Pump and Compact, 49-in. Width. new Product Innovations, Such as a Push-button Control and Information Center Incorporating a Digital Monitoring Display, Also are Featured. Options Available Include a Protruding Spray Nozzle for Bunged-hole Barrels and Electric, gas or Steam Heating. Circulating Water is Pumped Through High-velocity, Stainless-steel “v” Jets Designed to cut and Remove Stubborn Soils. its Average Wash/rinse Cycle is Five Minutes With Economical Cleanup. 1-800-331-6870.
Developed especially for bakery applications are new 7.5-in. Sideflexing Flat Top belts from Intralox. The belts facilitate convenient retrofits of high-maintenance steel chains and fragile plastic chains on curved conveyors. Plants now can easily install a single Sideflexing belt in tough conveying applications to significantly reduce belt downtime, maintenance and belt replacement costs. The belts feature a tabbed hold-down system in various widths to ensure that this new solution fits a variety of conveyor tracks. Other benefits include plastic surfaces that eliminate pan wear, zero metal contamination, no lubrication required, less noise production than with metal chains, minimum turning radius of 24 in. and same-day lead time. The belts are pre-boxed in 10-ft. lengths, ready to ship. 1-800-535-8848.
Christy Machine Co. offers a collection of versatile dispensers that offer a vast range of deposit solutions. 360° Coaters precisely control coatings of 360° or 720° of cylindrical, flat or spherical products. Flex-Top Coaters manage the dispensing of easily separated, granular, cohesive materials, such as grated Parmesan cheese. Roll-Top Dispensers control thick, heavy, cohesive materials, and Round-Top dispensers manage spot depositing on rounded targets or individual round depositors. Bottom coaters dispense coatings for the bottom of products such as cookies. Christy solves many material dispensing requirements in thousands of applications and is an expert in the top-coating and surface-coating fields. 1-888-332-6451.
New Mold-to-Width Radius belts from Intralox are developed to equip pan line curves and facilitate easy retrofits of high-maintenance steel or plastic chains. The new belts allow plants to specify a single, durable belt for both straight runs and curves. Features are a minimum turning radius of 18 in., elimination of pan wear, rod support across the full width of the belt to prevent breakage, no metal contamination and no lubrication necessary. Other innovations are new Series 2400 Raised Rib belts for pan and product handling and EZ Roller Retrofit Solutions for package and box-handling lines. 1-800-535-8848.
The FW-3400 Fuji-Formost Alpha V form/fill/seal wrapper from Formost showcases the latest in speed, versatility and dependability. The system provides neat, tight packages and strong, quality seals. Its innovative design and advanced technology, including color-graphic, touch-screen communications and control, increase flexibility and production with advantages such as high-speed wrapping and quick, easy changeovers. Features include the capability to network systems for reading data from the wrapper. Built for speed, the Fuji-Formost Alpha V is a productivity leader in any wrapping operation. 1-425-483-9090.
Schaaf is setting the standard in newly developed embossing machines. Unlike the conventional pillow former, the embossing machine can produce and form “pillows” (filled strands with the ends pressed closed) in the shape of squares, rectangles, triangles, hearts, mini-sticks, almond shapes and more. Schaaf offers extrusions plants where two to four filled strands are produced simultaneously, depending on extruder capacity. Strands traveling from the extruder are fed into the embossing machine and formed according to the shaping set installed. New shaping tools can handle extrudiate with various textures preventing product from bursting or leaking. Other features are a 5.5 KW Spur-Geared 3-Phase Motor, a fan to prevent condensation from forming,  varied roller speed and a switch and control panel.
Spiromatic announces a revolutionary, new in-line cooling process for bulk flour and ingredient systems called Spirocool. This process uses chilled water to cool flour or ingredients. Innovative technology cools down warm bulk products like flour. The Spirocool system has an extremely low operating cost for a homogeneous and high level of cooling (delta t = or higher as 20°C) of the flour. No contact with injected air or other mediums guarantee an unchanged flour quality. After cooling, flour is very light and ideal for mixing with other ingredients. This system can adjust to any new or existing flour- or ingredient-handling system and features a dry-air generator that prevents condensation.
Simplex Bucket Elevators from Meyer Machine offer spill-free handling of a wide range of dry materials. All Simplex models feature an overlapping bucket design and an inverted V lip to eliminate product build-up and the need for unsanitary brushes.  Combined with extra-long, heavy-duty pivot pins, Meyer’s exclusive “Positive Bucket Control” feature maintains buckets in their proper orientation, eliminating premature dumps and spills. 1-210-736-1811.
Wirebelt, a leading developer of advanced belting solutions, offers the EZSplice System. Designed to increase the strength and life of Wirebelt’s Flat-Flex open-mesh, stainless-steel wire belting, the system includes an innovative conveyor belt-splicing strand, profiling pliers and simple belt-splicing instructions. Each EZSplice strand is a preformed, custom-shaped wire strand designed explicitly to join a specific Flat-Flex belt together, ensuring joint strength and preventing premature wire belt breaks that can occur at weak splices or joints. Rapid installation, easy preventive maintenance and rapid on-line repair are also features. 1-800-922-2637.
Uniformly apply salt or dry seasonings to snacks, nuts and crackers using Heat and Control’s Belt-Type Flavor Dispenser. Seasonings sift through a moving mesh belt to eliminate lumps, while constant-speed belt vibrators keep the mesh openings clear to prevent clogging. The dispensing rate and volume can be accurately adjusted to uniformly meter seasonings across conveyors up to 60 in. wide. Constructed of stainless steel to USDA sanitation standards, the Belt-Type Flavor Dispenser is designed for fast seasoning changeovers and cleaning. 1-800-227-5980.
New from Sigpack Systems is the Delta Robot. The robot accurately aligns chocolate products on conveyors using a vision system, with LED lighting integrated into the conveyor body and a camera positioned above the belt. Image-processing software transmits information, such as product position and orientation, to the robot’s motion controller. The robot is then able to pick up products, one by one, and place them into a wrapping machine at a rate of 100 items per minute. The robot reduces manual handling, improves product quality and increases output.
Curwood’s IntegraScore convenience-opening feature can be combined with a press-to-close or a slider zipper in horizontal and vertical form/fill/seal (HFFS/VFFS) applications, providing easy opening and resealable features in one package. Consumers simply tear and remove the top of the package to expose the press-to-close or slider zipper, eliminating the need for scissors, knives or sharp tools to open the package. Combining the IntegraScore feature with various zipper systems provides consumers both easy opening and resealability. 1-800-544-4672.
With the ability to feed rice crisp, peanuts, salt and a variety of other easily damaged materials, the AccuRate SolidsFlow Offset Feeder is a favorite of operators in snack food processing operations. In addition to its material-handling capabilities, the unit can cluster-feed applications. The feeder operates by utilizing a unique one-piece feed tray that controls material flow by accommodating specific material characteristics. The tray works with the material’s natural angle of repose to prevent any flow when the feed tray is turned off. There is no spillage or run-on. Batch accuracy is outstanding because of the feeder’s ability to distribute particles evenly. 1-888-232-4651.
MIWE America, LLC presents the MIWE air-control system for roll-in rack ovens. Air volume is controlled through the variable opening of a louver, arranged between the baking chamber and the heat exchanger compartment. The robust louver is designed and built for heavy-duty use. The system can close the louver without delay when the doors are opened and when steaming. With the MIWE air-control system, 10% heat energy can be saved. This means fewer lime deposits and lower maintenance costs. This versatile system allows the baker to adjust air speed in the baking chamber. Delicate products like croissants, pastries and pies can be baked with lower air speed, allowing for gentle baking and less distortion of the product. 1-908-904-0221.
Designed for multi-purpose use in small to medium processing plants is NuTEC Manufacturing’s all-hydraulic 725 C-frame Filling Depositor. This system accurately deposits a variety of fillings for stuffed sandwiches, multiple-layered products and a variety of ethnic foods. The depositor assures minimal product damage, exceptional quality and accurate, consistent deposits. The C-frame enables the depositor to slide into existing product lines with ease. 1-815-722-2800.
The V45 co-extruder/depositor system from Meincke is suitable for precise, homogenous and simultaneous extrsion and depositing of up to three different kinds of masses for bakery and confectionery products, such as breakfast bars, deposited and wire-cut cookies, various doughs, candy bars and pralines. Features are high accuracy, flexible design, high output, hygienic design, easy maintenance, ergonomic control system and heavy-duty construction. This modular system is gentle on products and does not degrade product quality. +
Spooner Vicars introduces its new Pro Series Rotary Moulders. The moulders are designed to meet operators’ demands for a user-friendly machines combined with excellent performance. New generation moulders offer unrivaled hygiene, flexibility and accuracy for the baked goods sector. Machine widths are available from 800 to 1800mm. Models are standard, wipe-down or full-wash-down designs. Features include a touch-screen interface with semi or fully automatic controls, an enhanced design allowing for open access for cleaning and fast product changeover, a radial scraper to improve weight accuracy, minimizing product give-away and more. 1-330-342-8244.
Spooner Vicars has developed a new range of Pro Series rotary moulders that are designed to meet stringent hygiene standards and offer flexibility and rapid changeover time demanded by bakers in the cookie and cracker industry. The new moulders are reliable and embrace modern engineering methodologies with a reduced footprint of 30%. Benefits are a 40% reduction in changeover time and three standard widths of 1000 mm, 1200 mm and 1500 mm with other customizable options. 1-330-342-8244.
Designed specifically for spirals, new Series 2600 Spiralox belts from Intralox eliminate much of the labor and modifications associated with spiral retrofits. With superior lateral beam stiffness, high capacity, a large open area and a tight, 1.6 turning radius, the new belt is ideal for cooling, freezing and proofing. Other benefits include cutting product waste in half by eliminating black specks (metal wear debris), 75% less maintenance overall by cutting downtime (no welding or lubrication is needed), increased throughput, longer belt life due to low tension operation levels and higher product quality. 1-800-535-8848.
The fully automated Dough Coating System from Spray Dynamics is specially designed for peanut dough coating and uses a driven rotor located in the middle of the coating chamber. As the rotor rotates, peanuts are dropped gently from a PLC scale into the main coating chamber. The rotation carries peanuts out to the chamber wall with centrifugal force while solution is introduced through a peristaltic onto a high-speed liquid applicator. Powders are delivered through a Unispense Dry Ingredient Dispenser and mixed into the peanuts with baffles from the main chamber wall. Most batches can be coated in 3 minutes or less. 1-800-260-7366.
TNA North America, Inc., introduces its new ROBAG 3 Series — The new generation packaging systems capable of packing dry foods, powders, granules, processed foods and bakery products. Configuration is versatile allowing for a wide range of jaw mechanisms — ROBAG 3 can produce bags as narrow as 40 mm to bags as wide as 420 mm at virtually any length. The system can even pack 220 bpm bags. Optional enhancements like block bottom, Quattro pack, string, sachet, multi-packs and common pillow pack formats are available. Promotional strip units, labelers and inserters can also be added for a total systems approach. 1-972-462-6500.
New Menashaware from Menasha is changing baking efficiency. From production to distribution, this innovative line of oven-useable corrugated bakeware streamlines operations and increases sales while reducing labor and material costs. This bakeware eliminates the need for pre-treating, de-panning, re-packaging and dishwashing and enables bakers the ability to prepare, freeze, bake and merchandise all in one convenient container. Compatible lids, domes and register printing are available. 1-888-390-2643.
Beta Raven ingredient scales bring accuracy and efficiency to the batching process. Available in micro, minor and liquid ingredient scales, they are all customized to fit production needs directly from bulk bags. The MicroMaster allows accurate replacement of premixes while the MinorMaster ensures controlled ingredient weighing directly from bulk bags. 1-636-255-1600.
IPL Material Handling, a leader in reusable plastic container innovation, introduces its FlapNest 2717-12 nestable container with innovative features that offer cost savings and improved efficiencies to retail and wholesale distribution environments. The FlapNest 2717-12 containers stack with lids flapped shut and nest with lids flapped open to combine product protection and security for efficient return shipping and storage. The containers reduce costs by eliminating container breakage, storage and freight charges. 1-800-818-1318.
Glacier Computer, a leading developer of versatile and powerful industrial computer systems for harsh environments, has developed a new 10-in. version of its GX series of rugged computers. Based on customer demand for an ultra-small compact form factor, the GX-1000 measures 10.1-in. wide by 8-in. high by 2.9-in. deep, making it the most efficiently-designed, harsh environment unit of its kind. The GX-1000 houses an efficient, low-heat 800 MHz Via processor and offers a bright 10-in. LCD. It is designed for applications where users require PC-compatible computing power but are limited by space. 1-603-882-1560.
Double Wire Tin-Ties from Bedford Industries give packages the reclosability consumers want. Easy for consumers to use, this economical closure helps to maintain product freshness. Bedford Tin-Tie is available on spools for automatic in-line machine application. 1-877-BEDFORD (233-3673). 
Unique Solutions, a division of Unique Coupons Inc., introduces its CE-compliant US622 system. Cantilevered food-grade, rubber-faced feed belts keep product away from drive systems and allow for easy clean-up. The symmetrical and compact design ensures no-tool conversion from left- to right-handed operations. This brushless, servo-driven, microprocesser-controlled system delivers accurate and reliable inserting or placement by bursting individual pieces from a perforated bandolier. Efficiency is key with this system reaching speeds of 700 pieces per minute. The system also has a versatile capability for overwrapped, non-overwrapped, flat or three-dimensional inserts.1-847-540-1200.
SpanTech LLC has introduced the new ID-Series Incline/Decline Conveyor as an extension of its WhisperTrax Modular Flexible Conveyor line. Users can raise lower product in one continuous run and can specify the length of the conveyor in any distance 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 1-210-736-1811.
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.
O/K International Corp. announces the design of the ultimate hot air bag sealer, the Supersealer SS2. This is the only washdown bag sealer on the market today with a newly designed airflow system that allows sealing of a variety of bag materials with optimum seal quality. Its stainless-steel finish, advanced airflow and simple controls ensure continuous performance in demanding applications. 1-800-521-2908.