Easily integrate a CEIA metal detector with any checkweigher or other in-line equipment with the new CEIA THS/RB-800 system from Heat and Control. Only 31.5 inches long, this system includes a CEIA THS/SL21 series slim-line metal detector, round belt conveyor, an optional conveyor speed-sensing encoder and operating controls, all pre-assembled on a sanitary support frame. The RB-800 system comes in models THS 21, 21E, 21E-3F and the MS21, which features CEIA’s proprietary multi-spectrum technology that rejects without reducing detection sensitivity. The MS21 typically detects smaller particles of 316 stainless-steel, ferrous and non-ferrous metals in applications such as cheese, wheat tortillas, fresh spinach leaves, ground meat and partially frozen foods. Standard features include automatic learning and tracking of product effects, high immunity to environmental interference, data memory for up to 500 products, password-protected access for up to 40 employees and records and signature management compliance with FDA Title 21 CFR Part 11 for data security, integrity and traceability.
Heat and Control, Inc.


Big Lift LLC launched two new lift truck models under its Big Joe brand. The Big Joe PDSR walkie reach truck boasts a 3,000-pound load capacity with lift heights available up to 157 inches. It includes power steering, side shift, integral tilt and proportional controls for lift, lower, extend and retract. This AC-powered vehicle also features a compact chassis and a choice of three masts. Meanwhile, the Big Joe J2 Joey low-level order picker features a 2,000-pound total vehicle capacity and the ability to lift 1,500 pounds of pallets up to 72 inches. The J2 Joey includes power steering, an ergonomic mini-mast and an industrial battery compartment. Options include a choice of guardrail-mounted or front-mounted controls and an overhead guard.
Big Lift LLC



Paragon Software Systems developed Paragon Route Control, a calendar that creates and manages routes based on time and day-related local, state and national regulations and road closures resulting from major public events. Users can specify alternate routes between two locations by vehicle type and identify when the alternate routes should be used. Paragon then applies these rules at the relevant time of day, week or month depending on vehicle type, e.g. a 53-foot tractor/trailer cannot travel along this highway between midnight and 6 a.m. Details of detours and events are created using a calendar that can be stored and re-used; algorithms within the software then calculate the best driver schedules every time.
Paragon Software Systems, Inc.



Vigilistics introduced ReceivingPro, a receiving management solution designed specifically for dairy processors. ReceivingPro electronically captures the entire receiving process, providing reporting and analytics that can help drive continuous improvement. Operators use a PC, tablet or smartphone and managers access integrated analytics to monitor performance, analyze trends and pinpoint areas for improvement. ReceivingPro also automatically creates and stores FDA-validated records for audit and compliance. Key features include track performance by carrier, load, bay and operator; manage load variance and chargebacks; track receiving performance to planned schedule; track load test results; monitor accept/reject rates; analyze trends and more.
Vigilistics, Inc.