With the PIH 300-2 and PIH 600-4 MAC type series, available from Poly-Clip, the Guenther Co. has launched a new area in the field of curing technology. Separate product lines combined in a single machine allow the user to produce different products with varying injections. Chicken legs as well as wings or breasts may be processed with identical or differing injection quantities in separate product lines.
Poly-Clip System Corp.,
phone (847) 949-2800, or visit

Formax®’s new Ultra26™ forming system gives high-volume processors a better way to optimize line performance, reduce maintenance costs and enhance portion control. The former fits in the same footprint at the F-26™ and uses existing F-26 tooling, and it can produce up to 6,600 pounds per hour at 100 strokes per minute. Among the upgrades and improvements are a more durable gearbox and a water-cooled double enveloping main reducer.
Formax Inc.,
phone (708) 479-3500, or visit

X-Ray System
Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc. introduces AdvanChek, an X-ray contaminant inspection system for packaged products. AdvanChek uses Safeline’s unique low-energy X-ray technology to detect and reject many contaminants including metal, stone, glass and bone. With a small and flexible footprint, it can be integrated into any production line. Its easy-to-operate features, flexible design, modular construction and improved reliability ensure low start-up costs as well as low lifetime costs.
Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc.,
phone (800) 447-4439, or visit

Drain has added a Food Service Area Drain to its line of stainless-steel drains. It has been designed without seams and includes the outlet as an intricate part of the drain body, giving water and bacteria no place to go but down the drain. If used with a stainless-steel P-Trap, this style of drain helps avoid sanitation problems.,
phone (888) 785-2345, or visit

Eco-Safe has introduced the Eco-Jet Ozone Power Washer. The washer allows faster cleanup and disinfection for the food industry while reducing the need for toxic chemicals. As the most powerful bactericide known, ozonated water cleans 3,100 times faster and is up to 50 times more effective then chlorinated water. It can disinfect a wide range of contaminants, including Salmonella, Listeria, Shigella and E. coli and enables processors to sanitize without the need for hot water.
Eco-Safe Systems USA,
phone (800) 649-1434,or visit

Meat/Poultry Splitter
Grote’s LSS-2 Linear Steak & Poultry Splitter is ideal for splitting fresh poultry, pork and beef. Incorporating Grote’s Accuband band-blade cutting technology, the LSS-2 can cut whole-muscle products lengthwise and effectively split them into two pieces. It can split product of virtually any length and up to three inches in nominal height. Single- and dual-feed conveyor systems are available, with cutting zones of up to 10 inches per lane.
J.E. Grote Co.,
phone (888) 534-7683, or visit

Conveyor Belt
Ashworth’s Advantage metal/plastic belts have earned NSF certification for use in poultry and meat-processing facilities. Along with that certification comes approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as the USDA uses the NSF standards as its sole basis for acceptance of conveyor belts. The belts are designed so that air can flow easily through the belt, resulting in shorter dwell times, faster freezing, greater throughput and less energy consumption.
Ashworth Bros. Inc.,
phone (800) 682-4594, or visit

When a processor needs a conveyor in the middle of a high-traffic area or in front of a working doorway, Dorner offers several solutions. Dorner can attach a lift gate mechanism to a gravity conveyor and mount it to an LPZ Series conveyor, which allows the gravity roller conveyor to lift upwards. It also offers pivot conveyors, which are on casters and allow the conveyor to swing to one side, permitting access through the line.
Dorner Mfg.,
phone (800) 397-8664, or visit

AgION SilverClene24™ is a new disinfectant and virucide that kills bacteria in 30 seconds and provides residual antimicrobial protection for up to 24 hours. SilverClene24 utilizes AgION’s natural silver technology, making it an exciting alternative to traditional disinfectants. It has been proven effective against dangerous bacteria, viruses and fungi.
AgION Technologies Inc.,
phone (781) 224-7100, or visit

Sizing System
CFS introduces the Coyote, a high-tech sizing system designed for poultry processors with scaled-down requirements that want the advantages of the latest electronic controls. Available in single- or dual-line configurations with options for a maximum capacity of 24 or 48 drops, the Coyote control system can handle two weigh stations and five quality grades on each sizing line.
Computerway Food Systems,
phone (336) 841-7289, or visit

Processors can reduce bag punctures, extend the shelf life of meats and increase productivity by using the Flavorseal BGB-90™ Bone Guard Shrink Bag from CMS. It features a proprietary bone-guard structure that offers the best value and function for packaging bone-in meats. There is no need to apply patches, soaker pads or bone disks. The high-abuse material reduces leaker rates, reduces the number of re-packs needed and improves a processor’s bottom line.
phone (866) 769-1500, or visit

Tray Filler
Heat and Control’s Vertical Raceway allows users to continuously transfer product from weighers into trays or cartons at speeds of up to 160 per minute. The tray filler provides controlled filling from collection hoppers and prevents messy spills. Its compact vertical cantilevered design requires minimal space under the weigher, and it is easier to clean than horizontal fillers.
Heat and Control,
phone (800) 227-5980, or visit

Metal Detector
A cost-effective gravity flow metal detector is available from Mettler-Toledo Safeline. Designed for dry processing applications, the GF detector can detect ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless-steel contaminants in high-volume, free-flowing powders and granular products. It is available as a free-standing unit with a reduced footprint or as a suspended unit.
Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc.,
phone (800) 447-4439, or visit

Testing Supplies
BioMérieux has launched Tempo® EB, the first automated test for Enterobacteriaceae enumeration in food products in 24 hours, including confirmation. The easy-to-use method offer significant time savings, especially when large numbers of positive samples are processed, and allows for faster reporting of results. It can be used in the microbiological analysis of food, environments and surfaces, among other applications.
phone (800) 682-2666, or visit

Deboning System
The new YieldPlus™ De-Bone Yield Management System from Gainco allows poultry processors to reduce their labor requirements in dark meat operations while achieving measurable improvements in product yield, throughput and quality. With the system in place, thigh meat yields can be improved by two to four percent, and throughput can increased by as much as 50 percent. Boneless thigh meat quality is improved by eliminating the breakage of bone prevalent with mechanical thigh deboners.
Gainco Inc.,
phone (770) 534-0703, or visit

Chamber System
Meat processors requiring automated vacuum pouch sealing can take advantage of Multivac’s B400 belted chamber system, which offers functionality at an affordable price. It features Multivac’s hygienic design with vacuum ports built into the lid and retractable side skirts for easy cleaning. Height-adjustable seal bars are water-cooled and bi-active, making the system ideal for shrink bag applications.
Multivac Inc.,
phone (800) 800-8552, or visit

The Flavorseal™ Disposable Frock from CMS is a cost-effective alternative to the “white butcher coat” used in the food industry. The full-coverage, one-piece frock is the first disposable barrier-controlled garment with apron and sleeves attached, saving time for employees. One size fits all, so inventory is reduced and storage space is minimal. No additional protective items such as aprons or sleeves must be purchased.
phone (866) 769-1500, or visit

Bird Control
A new catalog is available from Nixalite. The 2007 product catalog contains effective and humane products to control birds and geese, as well as deer, rodents, snakes and many other nuisance pests. The free catalog is available on the company’s Web site.
phone (800) 624-1189, or visit