Track Food Quality, Safety

PakSense Labels monitor the temperature and time of a perishable item through distribution. Flashing lights indicate if temperature excursions have occurred and data collected by the label can be downloaded and graphed. PakSense labels promote better food quality and safety decisions, and effectively extend quality assurance programs into distribution channels to complete the quality control loop.
- PakSense
(208) 629-3358 /

Richmond selects HighJump

Richmond Cold Storage Co. has selected the HighJump Warehouse Advantage Warehouse Management System for its facilities located in the Southeast. RCS will implement the HighJump WMS by utilizing a centralized deployment model. RCS officials said the HighJump product provides flexibility, which is important in meeting customers’ needs and requirements.
- HighJump Software
(800) 328-3271 /

Easy sanitation

Dorner Manufacturing now offers a belting system for its AquaPruf family of sanitary conveyors that further reduces conveyor downtime for cleaning at change over or during sanitation. The new ThermoDrive Sprocket Driven Hygienic Vertical Scoop Belting uses 55 percent less water during cleaning in comparison to other competing belts. This water savings translates to less energy used, while sanitation is completed more quickly.
- Dorner Manufacturing Corp.
(800) 397-8664 /

Conveyor offers CIP

The Ashworth CIP System combines a unique mixing chamber with a spray bar and nozzles to complete the ideal conveyor belt cleaning environment. The mixing chamber has a two-stage design - first mixing water and air to create microscopic water droplets then expelling the droplets at very high speeds. The result is minute water droplets moving at more than 600 miles per hour, which penetrate every opening and crevice in the belt like tiny needles.
- Ashworth Bros Inc.
(800) 682-4594 /

See the light

Thermo King introduces three new remote status light displays for reefer-equipped trailers. The displays make it easier for drivers to check on the status, temperature and fuel level of their unit with a glance in the rearview mirror. The new displays are available in three configurations: status, status/fuel level and status/fuel level/temperature readout. Each display uses high-visibility LED lights and has an auto-dimming feature for night driving.
- Thermo King Corp.
(952) 887-2200 /

Cryogenic freezing adds safety, quality

Food processors can improve safety, quality and yield with Linde’s new cryogenic chilling and freezing technologies. Marinated, individually quick frozen or ready-to-eat poultry has special requirements that demand more of processors’ time and attention. Linde, a member of The Linde Group, a global gases and engineering company, provides processors with cost-effective technologies designed to help customers maximize cryogenic efficiency and production throughput.
- The Linde Group
(914)747-3500 /

Reduce labor

Reduce labor and improve product appearance and quality when producing marbled or swirled cakes and sweet goods with Hinds-Bock’s Automatic Swirlers. The swirl station mounts to an indexing conveyor down-stream of the second batter depositor and dives rotating fluted swirling blades into the cake pans. The rotating blades oscillate around the pan to swirl the two flavors together. A catch pan shuttles under the blades when retracted and each blade retracts into a special housing and spins at high speed to prevent build-up of product.
- Hinds-Bock Corporation
(877) 292-5715 /

Ampac installs new flexible packaging capabilities

Ampac Flexibles, the flexible packaging division of Ampac Packaging LLC, announced the installation of a new Mamata pouching machine in its Cary, Ill., facility. The installation of the new Mamata Vega 610 has given Ampac’s Cary plant the ability to increase the range of pouches from simple 3-side seal flat pouches in limited sizes, to unlimited sizes without requiring new tooling. The Vega 610 also produces Doyen style stand-up pouches and plowed-in bottoms with zippers and tear notches.
- Ampac Packaging LLC
(800) 543-7030 /

Stacker series combines strength, technology

The Hyster Yardmaster II reach stacker series supports load capacities up to 101,000 lbs and is designed with new features to allow for maximum production with the least amount of effort. The Yardmaster II is built with a Cummins 10.8L QSM 11 – 300 horsepower engine for an unladen lift speed of 94 ft/min. The series utilizes a combination of engine, transmission and hydraulic technologies, providing maximum performance for container handling.
- Hyster Co.
(800) 497-8371 /

Supply chain solutions

FKI Logistex, an integrated material handling systems provider, said it created the Solutions Development Group to provide integrated supply chain solutions to its North American customers on an accelerated schedule. This FKI Logistex team operates as a systems integrator and specifies, installs and commissions all FKI Logistex and third-party products and services involved in supply chain solutions. The Solutions Development Group serves companies in a wide range of industries, including food processing and retail distribution.
- FKI Logistex North America
(513) 881-5239 /