Calavo Growers, a leading global avocado producer, has acquired Hiperbaric’s 300th high pressure processing (HPP) machine, for its plant in Mexico. The Hiperbaric 300 is one of the most economically competitive HPP machines, with a capacity of 3,100 lbs. per hour. With this capacity, Calavo Growers will continue scaling its avocado operations, according to the company.
New warehouse scale eliminates need for additional strain gauges and incorporates predictive maintenance for reduced downtime.
June 24, 2020
WIPOTEC-OCS, a leading manufacturer and supplier of precision in-motion weighing and X-Ray scanning equipment, has introduced a completely redesigned catchweigher for the warehouse and logistics sector that utilizes weigh bridge technology to significantly simplify the weighing process. A first in its affordable price range, the new HC-Warehouse Catchweigher features a single central sensor in the scale’s weigh bridge as opposed to individual strain gauge load cells in each of a unit’s four corners. The result is a streamlined single-sensor weighing process and a drastic reduction in wear and tear.
The all-hydraulic NuTEC 760H was designed to reduce downtime, minimize maintenance and lower repair costs. The 760H provides accurate weights, minimum leakage and rapid changeover while processing the toughest, hard to form products.
Dairy cooperative Arla Foods has, for the first time, created transparency over the energy consumed in cottage cheese production at its Falkenberg (Sweden) location. This involves the use of the Baumer Flex-Flow sensor, which is able to measure the temperature of the medium as well as the flow rate. The cost reductions this could achieve in the future quickly made this a worthwhile investment.
NORD Drivesystems, a world leader in drive technology, has launched a new surface protection program to streamline existing options and add additional selections to accommodate a wide range of demanding applications. This new format has a simplified naming convention and descriptions that outline the best use for each coating type. The expanded solutions include a new epoxy primer offering as well as options for multiple primer and/or topcoat configurations based on environmental demands.
Jan Glass succeeded Dr. Juergen Kuske as Chief Financial Officer of the Optima Group on May 1, 2020. As a result, in collaboration with Hans Buehler, the Managing Director, he is taking over the management of the central departments at the company.
IMA Dairy & Food, whose equipment solutions comprise the long-established brands Gasti, Hamba, Hassia and Erca, has introduced two new packaging machines. The first is a fill-seal unit featuring highly flexible, user-friendly operations, the second a four-sided sachet machine incorporating novel single-sided production.
The modular orbital cleaner OC200 rotates around the horizontal and vertical axis. The OC200 can be equipped with two, three or four nozzles of different length and diameter. The internal profiling of the nozzles creates a high impact jet, which ensures intensive cleaning of the inner surface of the tank or container. The orbital cleaner can be operated at pressures ranging from 4 to 10 bar. It covers a wide range of tank sizes with its variance in terms of the number of nozzles, variable nozzle diameters, lengths and rotation speeds. Thanks to its powerful jets, it can clean tanks with a diameter of up to 36 metres.
A new look for a kitchen classic from the refrigerated section: SÜDPACK is launching two innovative packaging concepts for minced meat that do without bottom trays. What is more, the two concepts are mono-material packaging solutions based on polypropylene (PP). They stand out for their excellent recyclability and significantly lower material consumption compared to standard packaging, which makes these solutions especially resource-saving, while also scoring in terms of sustainability at the point of sale.
ISTOBAL HW’INTRAWASH applies food-safe chemicals followed by a high-pressure rinse for deep cleaning in 5 minutes or less.
June 2, 2020
ISTOBAL, a leader in fleet wash and food safety, offers new cutting-edge solutions designed specifically for food haulers, intermodal transporters, refrigerated fleets and grocery chains. The internationally patented ISTOBAL HW’INTRAWASH is an innovative system designed specifically to simplify food safety compliance and increase the frequency and quality of trailer washouts.
The July 2020 issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine takes a mid-year snapshot of the cold chain in our annual State of the Industry Report, plus our 2020 Best New Retail Products Contest winners, women in cold chain logistics, the latest innovations in palletizers and refrigeration controls, plus much more—just click below to start reading.