INNOVATIONS IN EQUIPMENT
April 1, 2007
Hinds-bock Corp.’s new Servo-driven Fruit Spreading Machine dispenses and Spreads Delicate Fruit Products Containing Large Particulates Such as Cobbler and pie Filling Without Damaging the Fruit Pieces. This Machine Gives Uniform Lead-edge to Trail-edge, Side-to-side Coverage Without Plugging or Bridging. a Friendly Operator Interface Panel With a Servo Drive Allows the Operator to Tune the Deposit Amount and Speed. a Positive Shut-off Mechanism Ensures Clean Deposits.
Packaging Systems Automation Inc.’s IM612 intermittent motion flexible cartoner with a 6- to 12-in pitch provides maintenance-free, chainless carton transfer; a rugged but smooth-operating mechanical drive; a servo-driven infeed and loader; quick changeovers; a 6-ft. hopper; overload protection; ergonomic design; operator friendliness and speeds of up to 45 cartons per minute. It is available in painted carbon steel or stainless steel construction and can be outfitted with servos in lieu of mechanical/pneumatic drives.
Packaging Systems Automation, Inc.
The new METTLER TOLEDO solution for manual checkweighing combines the innovative tolerance indicator ColorWeight with an excellent hygienic design. The extremely fast weighing technology enables improvement of your productivity. Available in a terminal version or as a complete compact scale, this technology makes checkweighing a breeze.
The J.E. Grote Co.’s FPS-1000 Slicer is suited for bulk bread product slicing. The Accuband band blade cutting system slices bread products at speeds of up to 120 strokes/minute/lane. With a cutting width of 30 in., multiple lanes can be sliced onto a process belt simultaneously. Output depends on product diameter, with capacities of more than 1,300 slices per minute achievable on smaller (2-in.) products.
J.E. Grote Co.
NuTEC’s C-Frame Depositors provide portion weight control and filling placement. The 725 model features a 300-lb. hopper, can deposit products up to 1 3/8-in. thick and is for line widths up to 13 in. The 745 model features a 400-lb. hopper, can deposit products up to 1 ?-in. thick and is for line widths from 13 to 24 in. The 790 features a 600-lb. hopper, can deposit products up to 1 ?-in. thick and is for line widths from 24 to 40 in..
New Lenox, Ill.
Auto-Bake has launched a two-pan-wide Serpentine convection oven. The oven can accommodate two rows of baking trays side-by-side and is easily integrated into existing baking processes. Options include Auto-Bake’s innovative “free tray” transport interface. Ideal for bakers making the transition from semi-automated or batch operations to a fully automated baking system, the free tray system allows bakers to use baking trays that are independent of the oven or system.
CarrySmart conveyors by Wire Belt can maintain or change product orientation while moving snacks or baked goods through the plant. Wire Belt provides spreading/converging conveyors, straight conveyors, shuttle systems, hybrid ones and a full line of Flex-Turn conveyors. These systems can help move products in different directions or space out products from one another.
Wire Belt Co. of America
Get the Compact Grid Advantages from Wire Belt. The lighter weight, lower belt mass offers increased efficiency and saves energy by needed lower horsepower to run. Its 70% open area makes the Compact Grid easy to clean and maintain. The grid pattern is ideal for frying and baking or for high-speed cooling and drying operations. Moreover, simplified splicing speeds up installation and reduces maintenance and downtime.
Wire Belt Co. of America
Turn to CP Flexible Packaging for high-barrier or puncture-resistant materials that protect product integrity. The company also provides high gloss for visual appeal or other specialized packaging for any type of need. CP’s award-winning Enhanced Printing Technology provides eye-capturing graphics printed flexographically using a fully digital workflow for great looking packages.
CP Flexible Packaging
METTLER TOLEDO offers LabX pro titration software v2.5, the most powerful, mature and user-friendly LabX software ever. Since its introduction in 2001, LabX titration software from METTLER TOLEDO has improved the efficiency of thousands of titration users worldwide. When used with the company’s new Excellence line of titrators, the software brings unprecedented possibilities to titration work in the QC/QA lab, research or production environment.
Use Dorner Manufacturing’s Single Input Interface VFD Mother Control to operate conveyor systems more easily and quickly. The cost-effective control comes ready to install with no wiring. The unit is designed for plug-and-play, which allows customers to hook it up to the conveyor system, plug in the accessory that best meets their specific operation and turn it on.
Dorner Manufacturing Corp.
To eliminate loose metal parts or shavings falling into products during processing or packaging, Dorner offers conveyor systems built with metal-free zones as a part of its AquaPruf family of sanitary conveyors. The metal-free conveyors with metal detectors provide a quality assurance check by allowing bakers and snack producers to scan their products for metal during processing or packaging.
Dorner Manufacturing Corp.