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Domestic and international poultry- and allied-industry personnel see the latest in equipment, packaging, ingredients, and services during the recent International Poultry Exposition.
The new stainless-steel worm gear speed reducer from Boston Gear is the solution to fight high-powered washdowns that batter your gearboxes daily. The element molybdenum (MO) in this product is 316-grade stainless steel that's corrosion resistant. White and stainless Bost-KleenTM epoxy coatings are corrosion and crack resistant thanks to a unique water-based Bisphenol-F-type epoxy. And the QC700 Series coupling-style worm gear speed reducer is designed to prevent bacteria and washdown solutions from entering the gearbox.
Curwood ArmorX ABP® bone-in shrink bags minimize purge and optimize product appearance. They also provide a visually appealing package for case-ready products. Choose one- or two-side protection and get total puncture resistant coverage exactly where you need it. Bags are available plain, monogrammed, or printed. Up to 26 inches long; width 5 1/2 inches to 16 inches, and length 14 inches to 26 inches.
Ceamgel 1313 is a specially processed carrageenan that does not require the heating step during processing and provides excellent yield improvement. Important for the consumer, Ceamgel improves water retention and provides excellent freeze-thaw stability, resulting in improved “juiciness” and reduced frying and cooking loss in the end product. Important for industry, Ceamgel 1313 ensures good processing economy, lower drip loss and lower syneresis in the packaging during transport, storage and display.
Dapec's Digital Grading System uses the latest vision technology to perform a wide variety pf tasks in the grading of birds before proceeding through the cut-up system. With user-selectable parameters, the system can monitor up to nine grades including missing or damaged parts, discoloration, remaining feathers, torn skin, and more. Dapec distributes Systemate Numafa B.V. high-tech poultry and food processing equipment.
Sanova is an FDA and USDA-approved antimicrobial agent for reducing microbial contamination on poultry carcasses and poultry parts and trim. It is a two-part system which uses SANOVA. Base blended together with SANOVA‚ Acid to generate acidified sodium chlorite for use in pre-chill and post-chill spray and dip applications. Performance guarantee is offered for some applications.
FMC FoodTech introduces the ProMixTM, the next generation of batter mixers. It offers processors more capacity, easy maintenance, and improved hygiene resulting in increased productivity and lower costs. The ProMix provides the highest capacity of any batter mixer, capable of mixing capacities up to 3,000 pounds (1,400 kilograms) of batter per hour. It also has variable batter level control for half-batch capabilities.
The Formax Maxum 700 food-forming system exceeds the most demanding standards. The Maxum product line offers the ability to make more with less. The product hopper tilts at the touch of a button. The state-of-the-art servo drive system produces smooth mold plate operation at speeds up to 120 strokes a minute and production rates up to 8,000 pounds an hour.
Gainco Inc. introduces its new AutoCountTM automated counting systems for faster and more accurate counting of a conveyorized stream of fresh or frozen poultry and meat items for boxing or bagging. Engineered and built in the U.S.A., these systems provide better accuracy and reduce product giveaway while at the same time dramatically reducing the labor force devoted to manual counting operations.
HabaGUARD® conveyor belting contains an antimicrobial additive that prevents growth of spoilage microorganisms on belt surfaces. The antimicrobial in this belting prevents mold proliferation, the related odors, discoloration, and degradation of belt surfaces. The HabaGUARD®‚ additive causes no changes in the belt's physical properties: joining, flexibility, temperature range, strength ratings, chemical resistance, color, or surface properties.
Intralox's new Series 2700 SpiroloxTM belt is the only modular plastic belt specifically designed to convey small products in spiral freezing and cooling applications. Like Intralox's Series 2600 Spiralox belt, Series 2700 eliminates much of the labor and alterations associated with spiral retrofits. This belt combines the benefits of modular plastic construction with superior product protection.
Gas stunning of poultry is gaining in popularity gradually in the United States and elsewhere in the world. The Linco Gas Stunning System is arguably the most efficient and financially viable system on the market, the company relays. Carbon dioxide offers advantages over other gases used for gas-stunning systems, the company relays.
Marel has designed a new trimming and grading flowline system for poultry breast fillets. The new Marel Trimming and Grading Flowline increases throughput with material flow automation and ergonomically designed workspaces for trimmers. The system weighs all trimmed fillets individually to predefined sizes and batches while providing individual monitoring of workers performing breast-meat trimming.
Meyn is widely recognized for its ability to support its customers in their ambition for higher capacities and increased yield and efficiency. Meyn's equipment has proven to maintain its high-level performance under a wide variety of line speeds and bird sizes, allowing its customers to achieve top-level productivity with minimal labor. The company is uniquely positioned to supply its customers with solutions that allow for truly controlled processing, connecting all departments. This results in full traceability and sets the stage for more advanced quality management and process optimization.
MSE introduces its 2005 Next Generation Sanitary Conveyors. The latest in 3D engineering is combined with their patented “Open-frame” design, which features: reduced horizontal surfaces to prevent contamination and moisture retention, tool-free disassembly for wash-down, optional electro-polished finish, “Silveron” antimicrobial belts and components, all stainless motors and reducers, and a modular construction for easy reconfiguration. Hundreds of models and configurations are available.
Ossid Corp. introduces the 300 S Tray Sealer that hermetically seals film to the lip of a standard, virgin foam tray and allows for higher profile package fills of up to one-and-a-half inches above the lip. Ideal for poultry and other fresh-packed meat products, this new tray sealer produces an air-tight seal for case-ready meats.