Utica (NY), United States – Munson Machinery has introduced a Variable Intensity Blender model VIM-124-SS with six injection ports, allowing liquid additions in small to large volumes to be combined with bulk food, chemical or pharmaceutical materials to produce pastes and slurries at high rates. Constructed of stainless steel, the sanitary unit can achieve homogenous blends in as little as 20 seconds residence time depending on material characteristics, yielding up to 57 m3 of throughput per hour.
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom –A new 750 mm diameter cone mill, Kason model CGM 750, gently grinds fatty, heat sensitive, sticky, moist or fragile materials into uniform particle sizes with minimal fines at rates to 32 t/h.
Sterling (IL), United States – Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. announced that lot tracking is available with all of its batching control systems and, like all other aspects of the Sterling Systems & Controls offering, can be customized to meet the needs of the customer. Total Traceability and Validation can be provided on all manual hand-add or automatic batching control systems. Continue reading Sterling Systems & Controls: Lot Tracking — Total Traceability and Validation
Hannover, Germany – Systems or devices that come into contact with sugar are manufactured in accordance with relevant standards. These ensure that the sugar remains clean throughout the entire journey from the field to the supermarket. Accordingly, these standards also apply for the ContiTech conveyor belts that transport the sugar in the import and export terminal of the international Euroports group in the port of Antwerp.
Salina (KS), USA – To significantly shorten delivery times for customers of the Americas market, Coperion K-Tron located in Salina, KS USA, is starting the US production of Coperion Germany rotary valves type ZRD in Salina. The Coperion brand rotary valves are being added to the full line of Aerolock™ rotary valves that Coperion K-Tron Salina has manufactured for 60 years and ships to hundreds of customers each year.
November 7, 2017 – Key Technology introduces the VERYX® family of digital sorters for green beans. These chute- and belt-fed sorters identify and remove extraneous vegetable matter (EVM), including stalks, calyx, stems and several other types of unwanted vegetable materials often found with harvested green beans, as well as beans with blemishes and foreign material (FM) such as sticks, wood, glass and more. With optional three-way sorting, VERYX separates beans for rework while rejecting waste product and FM and passing good beans. Through improved sort accuracy, VERYX increases the removal of EVM, FM and defects to enhance product quality while virtually eliminating false rejects to maximize yield.
Poeth announces the AirConveyor for 40% more energy efficiency and 75% less maintenance when transporting powders and granulates.
Poeth has designed its new AirConveyor specifically for companies that want to transport powders, pellets and granulates cost-effectively and efficiently. This innovative system offers companies 75% less maintenance costs after approx. 3 years operating time and consumes 40% less energy. The air-supported conveying system from Poeth is suitable for damage-free transportation of bulk goods over short or extremely long distances. The AirConveyor generates low noise emissions and is dust-tight. As a result, the new conveying system from Poeth also has a minimum impact on the environment.
In an effort to better serve the high end food, dairy, nutraceutical and fine chemical markets Schenck Process announces an investment to renovate its main plant at the Whitewater, Wisconsin location to a dedicated stainless steel production facility. The change removes carbon steel manufacturing at the main plant and replaces it with all stainless steel manufacturing to meet today’s hygienic standards. The potential for corrosion and cross contamination between carbon steel and stainless steel parts during cutting, forming, welding and finishing steps will be eliminated.
Processing fresh tomatoes into Tomato Paste and Tomato Powder by TRANSA.
Vertical integration; from fields to facility.
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