New product technology
A pasteurization system, a glue-and-lock-style former, LED lighting and a reefer solution for refrigerated containers encompass this issue’s new products and technologies.
PATENT FOR PASTEURIZATION SYSTEM
Unitherm Food Systems received U.S. Patent No. 9,215,892 B2 for its new method of pasteurizing the surface of food products. The new machine uses a flame tube to remove the skin and outer layer of an onion before it passes through a cold bath to cool. The pasteurized and washed product is said to retain the same color and flavor of the original product, while increasing yield and reducing the risk of contamination.
Unitherm Food Systems Inc.
GLUE-AND-LOCK-STYLE CARTON/TRAY FORMER
Bradman Lake launched a variant of the 3-axes servo, HSS double head, glue-and-lock-style carton/tray formers in a single-head version, which is smaller in footprint and more adaptable for lower-speed applications. Features include a servo motor-powered vacuum carton feed bar that extracts carton blanks from the front of the carton magazine and positions them onto the flat deck shuttle mechanism, and a redesigned carton or tray plunger that allows for fast-forming speeds up to 60 cartons or trays per minute. The carton blanks are shuttled forward and gripped at each side to ensure precise positioning of glue and consistent location above the carton plunger cavity. Hot melt glue is fired downwards with precise accuracy. Lock erect-style cartons can also be handled by turning off the glue firing. Hot melt or lock corner cartons/trays can be handled on the same machine.
Bradman Lake Group
REEFER SOLUTION FOR REFRIGERATED CONTAINERS
Maersk Container developed StarConomy reefer control software, which allows operators to maximize the value of their refrigerated cargo in the company’s Star Cool units and reduce CO2 emissions. StarConomy can control both compressor and fan speed at the same time by accurately matching air circulation to cooling demand, ensuring an ideal environment for produce.
Maersk Container Industry
+45 73 64 34 00
LED FLAT PANEL LIGHTING
Cree’s new Essentia by Cree brand now includes LED flat panel troffer and track lighting, designed to transform commercial spaces where broad spectrum lighting and soft visual balance are most important. The 2.8-inch-thick flat panel troffer is optically efficient with an edge-lit design, and delivers up to 100 lumens per watt at 90 CRI in color temperatures of 3500K, 4000K and 5000K. Meanwhile, the track light portfolio includes one and two-circuit track heads with dimming capability, is available in solid fit and finish and includes integrated track heads with precision reflectors for a beautiful beam spread.