New product technology
METRIC MANAGES FRESH PRODUCTS IN SUPPLY CHAIN
Zest Labs introduced a new metric to simplify managing fresh products throughout the supply chain. Zest Labs derived a single freshness metric—the ZIPR code—which is based on the specific product type and outlines the growing location and actual harvest and processing conditions to enable improved freshness management decisions. The ZIPR code uses patented methodology and sensors, ensuring inventory and shipping decisions are based on actual freshness.
Zest Labs Inc.
COLOR-CODED DUSTPAN, BROOM SET
Remco Products introduced lobby dustpan and broom sets made of FDA-approved materials. The handles are made of sturdy aluminum, and the dustpan itself is made of polypropylene. Smooth angles and a lack of crevices make the hygienically designed dustpan easy to keep clean, and the handles detach for easy cleaning. The dustpan smoothly swings open and closed on two hinges that lock into the open position to make sweeping into and emptying the pan easier. The large, 7x14-inch bin allows for big and small cleanup jobs while the tall, 37-inch handle prevents back pain that stems from leaning over shorter dustpans. The dustpan is ideally suited for food processing facilities, where hygienically designed, food-safe tools are needed. The lobby dustpan and broom set come in nine different colors to promote HACCP color-coding plans.
Remco Products Corp.
LUBRICATION MEASUREMENT SOLUTION
LUDECA announced LUBExpert Acoustic Lubrication Solution, which combines strong measurement capabilities and user interface to create an on-board lubrication and greasing assistant. Intelligent algorithms guide lube-techs before, during and after re-greasing, resulting in optimal lubrication parameters on all assets. LUBExpert monitors each stroke of grease and its effect on bearing friction and temperature. Before and after bearing conditions are reported with a “good,” “bad” or “suspect” status report. The LUBExpert package includes the ULTRANALYSIS suite software, which powers the data management aspects.
FLOOR DEPLOYED PLATFORM
Randall Access, a Safe Fleet brand, expanded its floor deployed platform (FDP) line with the new FDP 3136LR, which features the company’s signature walk surface, affording drivers all-weather traction and a continuous surface. The 31x36-inch walk surface comes equipped with an integrated ladder and a 1,000-pound working capacity. Constructed with extruded aluminum, 6061 T6 alloy, it withstands cracking, is e-coated and powder-coated to prevent rust and boasts slider pads for easy deployment and stowage.