Poly-clip’s TSCA-N automatic sealing/clipping machine processes flat film from a roll into a ready-to-fill casing, which is securely closed by the integral clipper. All commonly-used films, coated and uncoated, as well as laminates up to 65 mm caliber can be processed. Very short set-up times for different pack sizes are achieved with the quick-change format set. It has a compact, space-saving design with steerable wheels for easy handling.
DuPont Qualicon has released a new BAX® system assay for poultry rinses that detects both Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli, the strains most frequently implicated in human illness. The automated system can detect as few as 10 cells of Campylobacter in a 30-ml sample after just 24 hours enrichment. The BAX system can detect pathogens or other organisms in raw ingredients, finished products and environmental samples.
Formost Packaging Machines offers the Fuji-Formost FW-3400 Alpha VI Horizontal Servo Wrapper. Four individual servo motors drive the film feed, cantilevered cold and heated center fin sealers, and end sealer to provide a system that allows for accurate and repeatable packages, requiring minimum maintenance. An improved regi-mark control system features a digital sensor mounted closer to the forming box, offering quicker corrections of the cutting position.
Formost Packaging Machines Inc., phone (425) 483-9090, or visit formostpkg.com
The new E-Z Edge Precision Blade Sharpener from Bettcher Industries adds speed and accuracy to sharpening Whizard® trimmers. It helps blades perform more efficiently while providing a better-looking finished product and reducing operator stress and fatigue. The sharpener can change blades while the trimmer is online and, using a Borazon surface, quickly restores blade edges to factory specifications.
IPL offers the Shure-Lock Commercial Series of pails, which are easy to open, close, hot fill, handle, and ship. The leak-proof containers seal without the use of gaskets and require no tools for opening; just break the tab and pull off the lid. The Commercial Series pails also feature the Shure-Lock Tamper Evident system, which provides maximum protection for handling all the challenges of distribution and retail environments.
Ossid Corp. introduces its redesigned WPL-1500x weigh/price/labeler, a state-of-the-art continuous motion machine that uses Windows-based programming. The high-speed, fully-automatic system utilizes a precision digital load cell and accommodates a full product range, including whole birds. The system is available with a variety of printing options, including bottom label applicators. The WPL-1500’s side guide system maintains precise and consistent control of product as it moves through the weigh and labeling stations.
Wire Belt offers the C-CureEdge™, unique open-mesh, stainless-steel wire belting. The belting’s closed loop ends offer faster installation and repair time while continuously minimizing the risk of accidents caused by sharp open ends. C-CureEdge belts reduce downtime by minimizing conveyor-to- conveyor snags and tangling during shipping, storage, installation, repair, and day-to-day operation.
CFS’ slicer family covers the spectrum from manually-loaded universal machines to the new high-performance MegaSlicer XXL. The MegaSlicer has a capacity of up to 250 portions per minute and can connect to a newly developed weighing system, which dynamically can weigh up to four tracks. Completing the family is a new MegaSlicer Interleaver, Camera, and ShingleLoader, which can handle the thinnest of foil and paper with an output of up to 2,000 slices per minute.
Lohmann Animal Health’s Avi Pro IBD Xtreme vaccine is designed for use as a live primer prior to inactivated vaccination in pullets and as a potent tool to prevent IBD infections. It is presented in freeze-dried form in 10 or 30 ml vials. It is recommended for application via drinking water for young chickens, and as a priming vaccine at five to eight weeks of age before inactivated vaccine is given at 10 to 18 weeks.
The newly designed OK Superformer from O/K International meets the U.S. flexibility requirements with a simple and easy-to-use case erector. It can erect up to 16 cases per minute, and can provide increased production efficiency and flexibility, consistency for automatic lines and enhanced cosmetics, and ease of setup, training, and operation. The Superformer’s standard specifications include automatic box squaring, low taper or box alarm, and stainless-steel construction.
O/K International Corp., phone (508) 303-8286, or visit www.okcorp.com
Realcold has developed a wide range of chilling and freezing tunnels for cartoned food products. Capacity for these highly-automated tunnels varies in size from 2,000 to more than 25,000 cartons per day. Cartons are automatically loaded and unloaded and mechanically moved through the tunnel. Size, height, width, length, and conveyor layouts are designed to fit customer specification.
Glacier Computer announces that its GX-1000 and GX-1200™ rugged computer is now capable of a direct connection to 12 VDC vehicles. The GX-1200 has a 12.1-inch color touchscreen display, is housed in a rugged enclosure and is ideal for applications such as forklifts, fixed-mount warehousing, and distribution and factory-floor settings. The GX-1000 has a 10.4-inch display and a smaller form factor for greater line-of-sight by the operator.