Fresh-lock Slider Zippers Feature Convenient Easy-grab Tabs That Slide Open and Close Smoothly. the Slider Feature Makes it Obvious Whether the Package is Open or Closed, and the Sure-locking Closure Eliminates Gaps or Leaks. the Slider Closing can be Easily Added to Existing or new Equipment.
Fresh-Lock, phone (800) 265-0750, or visit

PROFILE Packaging Inc., a PPi Technologies company introduces a new small footprint Laudenberg model for StandUp and Press-to-Close zipper pouches representing a growth market. This new cost-effective machine will assist the introduction of a wide variety of products at speeds of up to 60 pouches per minute.
PROFILE Packaging, phone (941) 359-6678
LINPAC Materials Handling offers the new 4A48 container series of collapsible containers featuring four flat label areas on each sidewall, offering users greater versatility in coding and routing. Also included standard with each 4A48 container are two removable label surfaces located in the upper left hand corner of the 48” side. Customers may select a different placement of these removable label surfaces, as well as additional removable label surfaces, as an added option.
LINPAC Materials Handling, phone (800) 442-4892, or visit
Cryovac Food Packaging Division of Sealed Air Corporation unveils a family of automated vertical bag loading systems for packaging an array of fresh meat, smoked and processed meats, and poultry products. Cryovac automated loading systems can easily and effectively adapt to existing production operations. Because product handling is reduced, simpler and safer tasks are created for employees and training time is also reduced. Combined with integrated conveying, automated bag loaders can create more continuous product flow, eliminating production bottlenecks.
Cryovac, phone (404) 266-7501, or visit
IPL Material Handling offers its full line of SmartCrate hand-held, collapsible plastic containers. SmartCrates are returnable, collapsible containers originally developed for transporting perishables and other products to retail as well as plant-to-plant transfers of work-in-process materials. These collapsible crates offer an intuitive two-step assembly, high cube utilization, and a high return ratio, dramatically reducing handling, freight, and storage costs when compared to single-use boxes or other returnable plastic containers.
IPL, phone (800) 818-1318, or visit
Schneider Packaging Equipment introduces online Information Based Engineering Technologies (IBET) for its packaging machine customers. The IBET CD/DVD gives customers a complete snapshot of their Schneider machinery and its components at the time of installation (or purchased as a yearly subscription, the customer receives updates on any modifications). An IBET CD/DVD allows customers to access set-up procedures, programming, CAD drawings, Device Data Sheets, maintenance schedules, and other technical information on their own computers. IBET also houses the equipment’s training modules and machine manual.
Schneider Packaging Equipment, phone (315) 676-3035, or visit
Cleaning systems
ALTO Cleaning Systems’ POSEIDON 7 is now available in a stainless-steel version. This mobile, cold-water, electric-driven, high-pressure waster is ideal for use in all food, manufacturing industry, and agriculture applications. In addition to the stainless steel frame, the POSEIDON 7 also features the long-life C3 pump, which has proven to be the most reliable and durable pump on the market over the past 20 years. It was specifically designed to tackle heavy-duty cleaning applications.
ALTO Cleaning Systems, phone (877) 366-2586, or visit
Systemate Numafa’s Springdale Sole Cleaner offers a cost-effective solution for the low volume cleaning and sanitizing of boot bottoms. The Springdale can be used for wet or dry operations. When used for wet operations, sanitizing solution and water is constantly metered and atomized rather than sprayed. This allows the Springdale to conserve water and chemicals. A trough captures contaminated fluids and debris, which is discharged through a two-inch drain to the floor. The slip-in brush assembly makes daily cleaning of the brushes an easy task.
Systemate Numafa, phone (800) 240-3770, or visit
Alkar introduces a cost efficient design and fabrication team specializing in product trucks, racks, trees, trolleys, screens, and automated load/unload systems. The team can help integrate the Alkar product carriers, loading stations, and SaniMatic automated washers to lower costs, remove ergonomic issues, and improve food safety.
Alkar, phone (608) 592-3211, or visit
Dapec’s Beaver Falls Boot Washer cleans and sanitizes the bottoms and lower halves of shoes and boots. A timer-controlled magnetic valve opens, allowing water to enter the manifold and dampen all brushes with a sanitizing solution. The step-on/step-off footplates also act as protective guards for the slip-in drive gear motors. Bearings and shafts are water lubricated. The cleaning station is made of stainless steel.
Dapec, phone (800) 346-2177, or visit
Temperature control
Volk Enterprises introduces the new Volk Reversible Sensor for use in meat and poultry. The disposable sensor is simply inserted into the thickest part of the food. A change in the color of the tip from black to bright red indicates the food is done. For steaks, a three-point sensor has been specifically developed to indicate rare, medium, and well-done meats. The Reversible Sensor can be used multiple times.
Volk Enterprises, phone (770) 663-5400, or visit
Datapaq’s new Food Tracker profiling system featuring Insight Software analyzes and documents temperature data for HACCP compliance, including lethality calculations and F values. Rapid analysis of the collected data lets users adjust cooking times for increased yield, reduced costs, and improved consistency.
Datapaq, phone (978) 988-9000, or visit
The Dickson Company, manufacturer of Environmental Monitoring Instruments, announces a new case design for its popular Temptrace Temperature Recorder. The SK4 (without display) and SL4 (with digital temperature display), feature a more compact enclosure that is almost 40-percent smaller than before, making it more versatile and portable than ever. This recorder features a large, easy to read 4” chart, great accuracy specifications, single battery operation for up to three years, external battery access, keyhold back for wall mounting capability, and quick reference digital temperature display.
The Dickson Company, phone (800) 323-2448, or visit
Formax’s FX180 Slicing System can be configured to shingle or stack deli meats, preassemble variety packs, preassemble sandwich setups or deposit product into pod packs. Four automated systems make it all possible. (1) The FX180 Autoloader stages drafts or stacks in synchronization with any packaging machine. (2) The FX180 Overlap System preassembles and autoloads variety packs and sandwich set-ups. (3) The FX180 Sandwich Set-up line preassembles up to 6 flavors for foodservice. (4) The new DS180 Depositing System loads shaved and thin to 90 grams.
Formax, phone (708) 403-4004, or visit www.formax.comPeople news
Master-Bilt promotes Lynn Burge to advertising and promotions manager. Burge has been with Master-Bilt for the past seven years, where he started as advertising coordinator. With this promotion, his responsibilities have increased in terms of recommending advertising and marketing direction for the company.
Key Technology hires Rich Hebel as director, marketing and business development. Hebel is responsible for marketing programs that build awareness for the company’s automated inspection, specialized conveying, and production preparation systems worldwide. Hebel also oversees the creation and execution of branding strategies and programs, including public relations and advertising campaigns targeting the company’s markets.
Greydon Inc., names Derril Cady as technical sales engineer, responsible for system integration, service, sales support, and R&D in the Midwest. Cady was engineering manager at Hillshire Farms/Sara Lee and has 20-plus year’s experience in maintenance engineering.
FKI Logistex appoints three senior executives to its North American management team, naming them as presidents of its new customer-facing divisions. The appointments are: Dave Baker to president of the FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems Division; John Kelly to president of the FKI Logistex Airport, Post & Parcel Division; and John Westendorf to president of the FKI Logistex Warehouse & Distribution Division.
ALKAR-RAPIDPAK-SANIMATIC appoints Tony Scribner as applications sales engineer for its line of product racks, trucks, trees, screens, and automated load/ unload systems. Scribner will integrate the Alkar product carriers, loading stations and SaniMatic automated washers to lower labor costs, remove ergonomic issues, and improve food safety for meat and poultry processors.