AMI PROFILE: AMI Show Springs Ahead
After years as an autumn tradition, the AMI International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition has moved to April. Now scheduled for April 13-16 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, the AMI Expo will help attendees get an advantage over their competition, says J. Patrick Boyle, AMI president and CEO.
“They will be among the first to see the latest equipment and technology innovations,” he says. “It’s been 18 months since our industry met under one roof.”
More than 400 exhibitors will be on hand at the AMI Expo, displaying the latest technology and machinery for the industry. One of the benefits of attending the show, Boyle notes, is that visitors can do side-by-side comparisons of products to ensure that they get the best value for their business. The Expo will also feature a “Meat Tech” presentation prepared by exhibitors on operational issues critical to all aspects of meat, poultry and seafood processing. These presentations, held in a classroom on the show floor, will cover topics such as food safety interventions and ingredients, packaging technologies and application of sanitary design principles for processing equipment and facilities.
The AMI has also prepared a slate of networking opportunities, so that attendees can make connections with others in the industry. The scheduled events include a networking reception co-sponsored by the Chicago Midwest Meat Association, the AMI Awards Breakfast and the AMI Washington Insider Breakfast, featuring keynote speaker William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard.
Along with the new products and services available on the show floor, the AMI Expo also boasts a full slate of educational opportunities, from intriguing general sessions to tracks on sustainability, food safety, product development and plant operations.
“We work closely with processors to develop world-class education that we know that they need for their teams — because they developed it,” Boyle says.
Among the speakers at this year’s show are Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, and Carlos Gutierrez, former CEO/chairman at Kellogg Co. and former U.S. Commerce Department secretary. Other experts speaking during the education seminars represent companies such as Johnsonville Sausage, Kraft Foods, Mintel and Duke University.
Boyle says that with the new spring dates, the future of the show is very bright.
“The spring date also makes co-locating with other organizations easier, dramatically improving our ability to expand our audience,” he notes. The 2012 show, for instance, will be co-located with the Food Marketing Institute and the United Fresh Produce Association.
AMI Exhibitor Profiles, pg. 50-71
For 100 years, Ajinomoto has provided both tasty and healthful quality products to consumers around the globe. Following the decades of success of monosodium glutamate, Ajinomoto continues the tradition of great taste with an array of amino acids, sweeteners, savory and specialty ingredients.
In planning for tomorrow, Ajinomoto is focused on making significant advances in food and health ingredients. Ajinomoto’s philosophy is committed to providing products that not only taste good, but provide the health benefits your consumers demand.
Ajinomoto Food Ingredients LLC
8430 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago IL 60631
Fax: (641) 969-4409
AMI Expo Booth #873
Beacon Inc. offers more than 60 years of experience in the process of designing and manufacturing stainless steel processing racks that will work for each processors specific requirement. Beacon has engineered trucks and screens to process a wide range of products and weight loads, from jerky to hams and everything in between. Beacon has probably custom engineered and built more unique racks than any supplier in the industry.
Our design process includes; gathering the correct information, designing the most efficient racks, supplying detailed engineering drawings, working through the details and possible changes, and then manufacturing the perfect rack based on all this critical customer interaction. Whether a customer is looking for two or 200 trucks, Beacon gives each customer high-quality service throughout the design process which results in all of our customers getting equipment that gives them maximum yields at the best possible cost.
12223 S. Laramie
Alsip IL 60803
Fax: (708) 544-9999
AMI Expo Booth #2375
Biro Mfg. Co.
The Biro Manufacturing Company, established in 1921, is an Ohio, USA, corporation, with three manufacturing/assembly plants. Biro designs, manufactures, and markets safe, durable and reliable power operated, stainless steel, food and meat processing machinery. Biro is committed to satisfy specific needs of all segments of the food and meat industry: the food retail stores, the food service, and the food processing, including portion control and the seafood processing operations.
Biro’s product line includes a broad selection of models and variations of Power Saws, Tenderizers/Knitters, Cubers, Strip Cutters, Poultry Cutters, Horizontal High Speed Meat Slicers, Meat Room/Deli Slicers, Grinders, Mixer/Grinders, Marinating Vacuum Meat Tumblers, and Food Formers.
The Biro Co. will be displaying (Booth #3035) the new Mechanical Version (Md 109PC-M) High Speed Horizontal Slicer. This model is a simplified model of the earlier Model 109PC electronic version. All other features remain the same; stainless steel construction, sickle-style stainless steel cutting blade or optional serrated blade, machine mobility, interlock features, power lock-out, 2.75 slices per second and easy cleaning.
The Biro Manufacturing Company
1114 W. Main St.
Marblehead OH 43440-2099
Tel: (419) 798-4451
Fax: (419) 798-9106
AMI Show #3035
Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems offers a comprehensive line of vacuum pumps, expertise in designing and building vacuum systems and an extensive service network, making it easy to provide comprehensive solutions to fit your specific needs.
For years, the Busch model RA 0630 has proven to be the vacuum pump of choice for food packaging and processing machinery and applications. As the workhorse of the industry, the RA 0630 has continually delivered what others can’t; quality, performance and reliability.
Like all of our industry-leading R 5 series vacuum pumps, the RA 0630 is designed for the unique conditions of the food packaging and processing industries.
To learn more about Busch, or any of Busch’s high quality vacuum pumps, call 1-800-USA-PUMP, visit www.buschusa.com or stop by booth #1039 at the AMI Show April 13-16.
Expect the best when you specify Busch.
516 Viking Drive
Virginia Beach VA 23452
AMI Expo Booth #1039
All you need for a world of changing tastes
CFS specializes in performance focused solutions for the food industry. From a single machine or packaging material to a complete production line for the preparation, marination, processing, slicing and packaging of primarily, poultry, fish, seafood and cheese based products.
CFS is here to create results for you. We have defined a unique approach to optimizing your performance and have aligned our entire company to deliver it. Lifecycle Performance is a holistic approach to managing the variables that contribute to performance. We have redefined how we plan, how we innovate, how we develop solutions and how we support and partner with our customers to deliver performance
Lifecycle Performance means that CFS is focused on all factors that contribute to your performance – from start to finish.
Come see us at the AMI Expo April 13-16th booth 2028 where we will be showcasing our PowerPak ST thermoformer and Projector Injection system.
8000 N. Dallas Pkwy
Frisco TX 75034
Fax: (214) 618-1200
AMI Expo Booth #2028
CSB-System International Inc.
With more than 33 years of experience, CSB-System is the leading provider of innovative software solutions for the protein industry. Our industry specific fully integrated solutions provide our global client base with long-lasting competitive advantages by increasing efficiency, reducing costs and maximizing profits.
It is our unparalleled capabilities relating to Traceability & Recall Management, Recipe Management, Yield Management, Costing and Gross Margin Analysis that emphasizes our focus on the protein industry.
We are committed to providing functionality for the entire enterprise, including Scale, Labeling & Scanning, Inventory Management Systems, Livestock Solutions and Enterprise Resource Planning.
Take advantage of our expertise – contact us in order to learn more about our state-of-the-art software solutions for the protein industry.
Success is a Matter of System
Maximizing Profits with CSB-System Software Solutions
CSB-System International Inc.
625 Plainfield Rd. #322
Willowbrook IL 60527
AMI Expo Booth #1984
Curwood just upped the steaks with our new FreshCase® packaging! This film offers all the advantages of vacuum packaging, with the fresh red color consumers prefer. Also highlighted in the booth is our new Liquiflex® bulk liquid packaging system, which combines our Liquiflex® AV Series machine with our Liquiflex® Advance™ bulk liquid film to form a total systems solution for items such as meat slurry. The booth also features packaging solutions for In-Plant Bag Making. Also showcased are our expanded line of rigid and CPET packaging, as well as our many exciting convenience technologies including EZ Peel® Reseal™ reclosable packaging, EZ Peel® opening feature, and IntegraPeel® peel-away technology for inline couponing and promotions. Visit us at www.CurwoodInnovates.com to learn more!
2200 Badger Avenue
Oshkosh WI 54903
AMI Expo Booth #413
As a leading provider of cleaning and hygiene solutions for more than a century, Diversey is committed to a cleaner, healthier future. For customers in the meat and poultry processing, dairy, beverage, processed food, and pharmaceutical industries, we supply innovative sanitation products and processes that help make food, drink, and facilities safer, while improving efficiency and sustainability.
Our company has a long and successful history with its foundation dating back to 1886. We are always aiming to improve and better address the needs of the global cleaning and hygiene industry. While our legacy companies did well, we are collectively moving forward as Diversey to do even better. We listen to your needs, take time to understand them, and strive to address them in a way that meets, and often exceeds, expectations.
For more information, visit us at diversey.com or call us at (800) 233-1000.
8310 16th Street
P.O. Box 902
Sturtevant WI 53177-0902
AMI Expo Booth #2003
Eriez features a complete line of vibratory feeders, conveyors, magnetic separation, metal detection and inspection equipment for use in food processing.
Feeders and Conveyors: Rugged, efficient, high capacity units move large volumes of bulk material reliably in mechanical and electromagnetic models.
Magnetic Separators: High-performance Rare Earth magnetic separation equipment includes plates, grates and traps. Protect equipment and product purity by removing fine particles and larger metal.
Metal Detectors and X-Ray Inspection: Eriez Metal Detectors find ferrous, nonferrous and stainless steel metals utilizing the highest level of sensitivities available.
Eriez’ E-Z Tec XR Series X-Ray inspection equipment delivers the highest level of product and packaging integrity. They feature superior sensitivity, speed and real-time analysis. The equipment can monitor packages for count, weight, fill level and product integrity and is able to detect metals, stone, glass and plastics.
2200 Asbury Road
Erie PA 16506
(888) 300-ERIEZ (3743)
AMI Expo Booth #844
Visit Fiberstar Inc. at AMI booth 1281 to learn about Citri-Fi®, our line of unique multi-functional food ingredients. Meat processors use Citri-Fi to improve profit margins, quality, nutrition, and label declarations. Citri-Fi helps accomplish these objectives by tightly binding moisture and fat; improving yields; partially replacing oil, fat and meat, as well as synthetic ingredients such as phosphates, emulsifiers, stabilizers and complex gum systems.
Citri-Fi also helps improve the yield and quality of the processed meats when added at 0.25%-0.75% on top of existing formulations without compromising taste and label declaration. Citri-Fi is used in processed meat, meat fillings, sausages, marinated meat, and tumbled or injected whole muscle meat and poultry. Citri-Fi is made from dried citrus pulp and is all-natural, non-allergenic, GRAS, non-GMO, gluten free, kosher, halal, and has a neutral odor and taste. Citri-Fi is a product of the USA.
713 St. Croix St.
River Falls WI 54022
AMI Expo Booth #1281
Food Safety Net Services
Food Safety Net Services is a network of ISO/IEC 17025/A2LA accredited laboratories. We provide expert consultation services: food safety audits; customized educational & crisis management programs; regulatory support; and microbiological & chemical testing including nutritional labeling. FSNS laboratories are located in San Antonio, Dallas, Phoenix, Green Bay, Atlanta, Fresno & Los Angeles.
A2LA ISO accreditation ensures that each laboratory meets stringent technical requirements. FSNS also has accreditations and/or is approved as a GFSI: BRC auditing body; FSIS; AMS; VASP; USDA; ASTA and UEP’s preferred partner.
All our laboratories are open 24/7, year-round. FSNS implements official methodologies of analysis, including, AOAC, USDA, AOCS, FDA, and ASTA. Our laboratory experts work with you to develop and choose an effective testing program and methodology to verify food quality and safety based on your needs. FSNS is your reliable food safety support system.
Food Safety Net Services
199 W. Rhapsody
San Antonio TX 78216
Fax: (210) 525-1702
AMI Expo Booth #2034
Fortress Technology Inc.
Fortress Technology Inc. is pleased to participate as an Exhibitor in the 2011 AMI Trade Show. Find solutions to food safety by visiting Fortress Technology, who will be displaying the “all-in-one” Vector Conveyor with PHANTOM metal detector (as shown) and Pipeline units. Fortress PHANTOM metal detectors can also be customized to suit a company’s unique production line.
Detectors are designed to withstand the harshest washdown environments and have a certified IP69K rating on stainless steel units. System enhancement via CONTACT Data Logging software with wireless connectivity enables communication with a PC to make the metal detector a critical control point in HACCP programs.
Fortress Technology Inc.
(888) 220-8737 or (416) 754-2898
AMI Expo Booth # 2373
framarx/waxstar is a waxed paper company manufacturing since 1966. We are a family run business specializing in the conversion of waxed and coated paper for use as hamburger patty paper, bacon layout paper, cheese interleaving paper, sausage interleaving paper, deli meat interleaving paper and much more.
Our experienced staff will help you select the best and most efficient paper products for your unique applications. We offer a wide array of sizes, shapes; roll widths, core diameters and coatings. We have the product to fit your needs and are proud to be a part of your quality product. All framarx/waxstar facilities are GMP certified. Stop by our booth for some FREE samples.
3224 Butler Ave.
South Chicago Heights IL 60411
AMI Expo Booth #735
Hollymatic Corp. Inc.
From grinding to cutting to tenderizing to forming, Hollymatic has a wide range of quality equipment for the meat processing industry.
Its Grinders feature output rates that range from 3000 lbs/hour up to 9900 lbs/hour. Various horsepowers and options enable processors to choose a model that’s just right for their operation. Hollymatic’s Hi-Yield Meat Saw optimizes the use of power, resulting in reduced energy costs of up to 11%. It also offers significant safety features with a Quick Stop Brake that stops the blade within 1 second of shut-off to dramatically reduce the risk of injury. The Tender-Rite Tenderizer offers power, safety, efficiency, and a competitive price to make it a real profit center for all processing applications. Hollymatic also has a variety of Food Formers with varying capacities from 1200 patties per hour to 7800 patties per hour to form and portion beef, poultry, fish, vegetables, and more. For the first time, Hollymatic will be exhibiting at AMI with its three sister companies: NuTEC, Rollstock, and Former Associates. It’s a “4 of a Kind” event that you don’t want to miss. If you stop at each one of the 4 companies exhibiting at Booth #2419 and collect a different Ace from each company, you can enter a raffle to win a new iPad.
Hollymatic Corp. Inc.
600 E. Plainfield Rd.
Countryside IL 60525
Fax: (708) 579-1057
AMI Expo Booth #2419
Hydrite Chemical Co.
A major issue facing the meat and poultry industry is consumer safety. Hydrite Chemical Co. delivers outstanding chemistry programs with the highest safety in mind. At the same time, our focus continues to be your continuous profit improvement. Hydrite Chemical Co. offers unprecedented service and scientific expertise in plant sanitation, wastewater treatment, meat intervention, ingredients, defoamers, commodity chemicals and equipment. You will notice our unparalleled technical emphasis and passion for true customer service. If you’re looking for a chemical partner with your best interests in mind, call Dave Simyak at (262) 792-1450 and learn about Hydrite Chemical Co.’s customized and comprehensive sanitation program.
Hydrite Chemical Co.
300 N. Patrick Blvd.
Brookfield WI 53045
Fax: (262) 792-8721
Ingredients Solutions Inc.
ISI offers All-Natural Carrageenan systems to improve yield, modify texture and reduce cook loss in case-ready, rotisserie and other injected and/or tumbled marinated meat and poultry products. ISI’s Natural and Organic-Allowed carrageenans can replace phosphates and allow for reduced salt levels.
Dedicated to providing complete technical support from our R&D Center in Waldo, Maine, with a staff of over 150 years combined experience, ISI recently added a Texture Technologies TA-TX Plus to our Applications Lab. The TA-XT Plus provides sophisticated texture analysis on hydrocolloid gels plus a wide range of finished food products including processed meats, dairy products and snack foods.
Our product line also includes Xanthan Gums, Sodium Alginates and our own TextuRite Texture Systems.
The entire ISI staff is dedicated to providing quality products and exceptional service.
631 Moosehead Trail
Waldo ME 04915
AMI Expo Booth #2173
International Plastic Engineering Co. Ltd.
International Plastic Engineering proudly introduces Eco-Friendly Vacuum Shrink Bags. The Austlon multilayer barrier shrink bags have:
• Superior clarity and transparency to enhance product appeal
• Good barrier properties to reduce weight loss and prevent color change and extend product shelf life
• Strength and durability to protect your products every step of the way from transport to sales
• Uses stronger materials to cut packaging material by up to 20% without compromising strength and puncture resistance
• Completely chlorine free products and eliminates PVDC which can contaminate recycling streams and release carcinogens
International Plastic Engineering, established in 1998, is a wholly Australian-owned company specializing in the manufacturing of shrink bags and plastic casings. In addition, there is a full range of in-house printing, shirring, and bag converting services all to exceed customer expectations. All International Plastic Engineering products are chlorine free and the production lines are HACCP/ISO approved.
International Plastic Engineering Co. Ltd
2 Chang Qing Road
Changle Industrial Zone, Haimen City, Jiangsu Province, China
TEL: (+86 513) 82735018 82735003
AMI Expo Booth #1878
For decades, Mepaco has been a worldwide leader in the development of mixing, stuffing, dumping and conveying technologies. We continue to expand our products and services to remain on the cutting edge of food equipment manufacturing. As pioneers in this field, we take great pride in continuing this legacy of excellence.
At the 2011 AMI Show, Mepaco will be exhibiting its 420v Continuous Vacuum Stuffer. The 420v pulls and maintains full vacuum while gently agitating the product to expose more area to deaeration, resulting in considerably greater density and yield. The company will also feature the 11-10 high capacity grinder. The 11-10 is best known for its high capacity, trouble-free grind with superior bone collection capability.
Mepaco is continually engineering new processing solutions that are designed to address food safety, productivity, ergonomics and automation concerns. To learn more, stop by Booth #456.
P.O. Box 538
200 Industrial Drive
Beaver Dam WI 53916
AMI Expo Booth #456
Mettler Toledo provides in-line product inspection solutions for the food processing industry with Hi-Speed checkweighers and Safeline metal detectors and x-ray inspection systems. Our broad product inspection line ranges from very basic and economical systems to sophisticated, state-of-the-art systems with customized material handling solutions. Depending on your specific requirements, our systems can ensure weight range compliance, detect physical contaminants and inspect contents inside the closed package.
Checkweighing: Mettler Toledo Hi-Speed dynamic checkweighing systems ensure 100% quality control, minimize costly giveaway and give total peace of mind.
Metal Detection: Mettler Toledo Safeline metal detection systems prevent costly recalls by ensuring your products are free of ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless steel contaminants which can be introduced during processing.
X-ray Inspection Mettler Toledo Safeline x-ray inspection systems can detect ferrous, non-ferrous, stainless steel, glass and stone contaminants, detect mass and check for missing or damaged product inside closed packages. Visit www.mt.com/pi today to learn more.
Mettler Toledo Inc.
1900 Polaris Parkway
Columbus OH 43240
AMI Expo Booth #1922
Designed for the processing environment, but equally at home in the lab, NDC’s InfraLab is the industry’s most cost effective, easy-to-use bench-top meat analyzer, delivering accurate, robust measurements of fat, moisture and oil content in just 10 seconds.
Optimized to meet the processor’s need to check incoming or production batch samples, the InfraLab’s open ergonomic design makes sample presentation easy. Measurements are displayed clearly on the color touchscreen.
User interaction is passcode-controlled to allow access only to permitted functions, and each measurement is time, date, user and product code stamped. InfraLab can store up to 10,000 sample files and data can be downloaded via USB, or transmitted via the analyzer’s Ethernet port for remote viewing and storage.
For more information visit www.ndcinfrared.com/meat or to arrange a demonstration email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NDC Infrared Engineering Inc.
5314 North Irwindale Ave.
Irwindale CA 91706
AMI Expo Booth #2504
Nebraska Public Power District/Economic Development Department
Nebraska offers food processors a proven recipe for productivity and profitability. An attractive business climate, competitive industrial electric rates, a well-educated and productive labor force, abundant access to raw materials, and a location central to the national consumer market allows companies to significantly improve their competitive position and bottom line.
Hungry for more information about Nebraska’s food processing industry? Nebraska Public Power District’s Economic Development Team can provide valuable assistance. Services range from quickly responding to informational requests from interested companies, to guiding them through the entire site selection process. Visit www.sites.nppd.com, and get easy access to research data through an online searchable database. You will also find available sites, buildings and community data as well as industry profitability studies.
Nebraska Public Power District
P.O. Box 499
Columbus, NE 68601-0499
(402) 282-6775, ext. 5534
AMI Expo Booth #2281Niroflex USA
Niroflex2000 is the only USDA accepted Metal Mesh Glove! Last year USDA approved Niroflex2000 metal mesh gloves and aprons for the USDA accepted equipment list, becoming the only personal protective equipment on the list. Being listed means that USDA confirms that Niroflex products meet or exceed ANSI/NSF/3-A 14159-2, Hygiene Requirements for the Design of Hand Held Tools Used in Meat and Poultry Processing.
Niroflex2000 gloves are 100% stainless steel, replacing the traditional fabric strap wrist closing system with the patented Niroflex clip closure. Since the Niroflex2000 was introduced more than 10 years ago as the first and most hygienic metal mesh gloves, meat and poultry processors worldwide have seen the benefits of a glove without fabric. Visit us at AMI2011 in booth 435.
P.O. Box 90
Deerfield IL 60015
Fax: (847) 919-3809
AMI Expo Booth #435
A phenomenal innovator of food forming and portioning depositing equipment, NuTEC will have at least four machines on display at the AMI Show. This equipment forms hamburger patties, veggie patties, meatballs, sausage links, chicken nuggets and chicken rings among other things - all with perfect shapes, great texture, and consistent quality. NuTEC’s portioning depositors assure minimal product damage and accurate, consistent portions for products like burritos, empanadas, fajitas, chicken kiev, egg rolls and other ethnic foods.
What visitors will find truly unique at NuTEC’s booth is its Automatic Direct Depositing and Tray Indexing Conveyor. When set up with their 720 Forming Machine, the Tray Indexing Conveyor efficiently portions and deposits patties directly onto trays at speeds of up to 65 trays per minute. It can also deposit fillings onto tortillas.
For the first time, NuTEC will be exhibiting at AMI with its three sister companies: Hollymatic, Rollstock, and Former Associates. It’s a “4 of a Kind” event that you don’t want to miss. If you stop at each one of the 4 companies exhibiting at Booth #2419 and collect a different Ace from each company, you can enter a raffle to win a new iPad.
908 Garnet Court
New Lenox IL 60451
AMI Expo Booth #2419
With more than 40 years of manufacturing experience, Ossid’s line of horizontal thermoform fill and seal (HFFS) and tray seal machines will fit your specialized needs, no matter the specification.
- Robust - American made with durable stainless steel frame construction that ensures a repeatable process necessary for validation
Versatile - A full range of machines and cycle rates (up to 30 per minute)
Servo Technology - Help your sustainability efforts with compressed air cost savings over pneumatic presses
Easy to Use - Open architecture system with Allen Bradley controls and intuitive operator interface
Connectivity - Collects and analyzes package data and allows for remote troubleshooting
Wide Range of Package Types - Flexible, Foil-Foil, Semi-Rigid, Rigid, Ambient, Vacuum, and Tyvek® Packaging
Package Development Program - Concept and/or machine made packages for test samples to help ensure a successful product launch
Aftermarket - Unmatched parts, service, maintenance and training for your machine
P.O Drawer 1968
Rocky Mount NC 27802
Fax: (252) 442-7694
AMI Expo Booth #3013
Patty Paper Inc.
PPI offers a wide variety of waxed, coated, and printed papers that are converted for many uses including separating meat, poultry, cheese, bakery items, and deli foods. Its complete line of quality converted papers includes patty paper interleave, deli waxed interfold paper, picking paper, sheeted waxed paper, bulker or roll stock paper, steak paper, and meat board.
Products that PPI will have on hand at the AMI Show include interleave waxed paper that is compatible with all food forming paper-fed machines. The company offers standard and custom sizes for any application. Bulker/Roll Stock for any roll paper style machines will be displayed in single or laminated, wet wax or dry wax. Sheet paper in wet wax or dry wax, single, laminated or randomly printed in various paper and coating weights will also be at Booth
#1881. All papers can be packaged and cut to customer specifications.
Patty Paper Inc.
1955 North Oak Drive
Plymouth IN 46563
(800) 782-1703 or (574) 935-8439
AMI Expo Booth #1881
Petro Canada Lubricants
Petro-Canada’s food-grade lubricant product line – PURITYTM FG – fits perfectly into a HACCP and GMP plan. PURITY FG food grade lubricants are designed to provide industrial strength lubricant protection in food processing plants. They are effective under severe operating conditions — from food acids and juices to by-products and temperature swings.
Petro-Canada also offers a line of lubricants that contain MICROL – an EPA-registered antimicrobial preservative for use in food grade lubricants. The PURITY FG with MICROL product line has all the required industry credentials and it addresses a number of factors including lubricant deterioration, fouling and odor caused by microorganisms.
Petro-Canada blends and packages more than 350 lubricants, specialty fluids and greases that are exported to more than 70 countries. The company specializes in offering products and services proven to increase productivity and lower operating costs.
2310 Lakeshore Road West
Mississauga, ON L5J 1K2
AMI Expo Booth #1481
PolyConversions Inc. (www.PolyCoUSA.com) manufactures personal protective wear, and no-rinse wipes and spray. PolyCo products are latex/vinyl free, odorless, non-toxic, and made in the USA.
VR™ Protective Wear: A PolyCo proprietary material with properties equal or superior to Vinyl, Tyvek, Hycar, and Neoprene. VR, designed to protect employees against exposure to hazardous materials, offers superior resistance to chemicals such as nitric, sulfuric, hydrochloric, and hydrofluoric acids. VR is lighter in weight and softer than traditional PVC materials, yet stronger and more durable.
PolyWear™ Disposable Gowns: Designed to provide lightweight, full frontal barrier protection against chemicals and blood borne pathogenic contaminants. Gowns feature contoured thumb loops securing gown sleeve under gloves. Tear-away neck-loop facilitates quick gown removal and disposal.
PolyWog™ No Rinse Pre-Moistened Wipes and Spray: Formulated to remove greases, fats, oils and bio-load from work surfaces. Contains surfactants and quaternary compounds which meet FDA standards with no color additives or fragrances.
505 Condit Drive
Rantoul IL 61866
Fax: (217) 893-3003
AMI Expo Booth #2604
Beehive® is coming to the AMI as a proud member of the Provisur® family which also includes Cashin®, Formax® and Weiler®.
Recognized for its leading meat recovery and separation technologies, Beehive® will exhibit the Piranha™ Desinewer/Filter for beef, lamb, poultry, produce and fish. The Piranha™ increases production volume by extracting high quality ground meat from bone collection materials. It returns 95 percent of the product as a clean, ground meat product. Such innovations are the key to Beehive®’s reputation for systems that both preserve product quality and contribute to the bottom line.
In addition to the Piranha™, Beehive® produces the AccuPump, the BeeMax® System and a complete line of separators – all backed by worldwide 24/7 technical support from Provisur®.
Provisur® Technologies | Beehive® USA
11814 S. Election Road
Draper UT 84020
(801) 561-8438 or (800) 621-8438
AMI Expo Booth #1013
Provisur Technologies | Formax
Formax® is coming to the AMI as a member of the Provisur® family joining Beehive® and Weiler® together as an integrated solution from raw materials to finish product.
As the first name in forming and slicing equipment, Formax® will exhibit the Maxum700® forming system offering the world’s largest capacity, plus its Ultra26® with servo knock out drives. Formax®’s advanced technology enhances product quality and texture with its various mold plate actions.
The mid-sized PowerMax3000™ slicing system promises unmatched performance with up to three independent product drives, a generous 15” slicing throat (380mm) and a fast loading center rear load design. It is fully compatible with the PowerScanner™ option. All Formax® systems are backed 24/7 by Provisur® technical support worldwide.
Provisur® Technologies | Formax®
9150 191st Street
Mokena IL 60448
AMI Expo Booth #1013
Provisur Technologies | Weiler
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Always a favorite at the AMI, the Weiler® brand is celebrated for its rugged line of grinders, mixers, mixer/grinders and material handling systems.
Now a member of the Provisur® family, Weiler®‘s latest innovations include the Dominator® 11 Mixer/Grinder with Balanced Flow™ and OMNI V™ 1107 Multi-Grinder. Balanced Flow™ technology virtually eliminates roll back, turbulence and unnecessary work to raw materials. It provides consistent particle definition, great texture and a better product overall.
The OMNI V™ 1107 allows for quick speed adjustments so operators can better optimize production quality and volume with fresh or frozen applications. Both promise outstanding reliability and both are backed 24/7 by Provisur® technical support worldwide.
Provisur® Technologies | Weiler® USA
1116 East Main Street
Whitewater WI 53190
(262) 473-5254 or (800) 558-9507
AMI Expo Booth #1013
A family-owned business since 1985, Remco Products has developed its presence as a trusted supplier to the food processing, pharmaceutical, jansan, safety, and material handling industries and provides a range of color-coded quality plastic products.
With today’s increasing focus on hygiene and cross-contamination issues, Remco has taken the approach of proactive product development to help companies comply with stringent HACCP regulations and guidelines. The color-coded tools from Remco are made from FDA-compliant materials and ISO-certified, providing the ultimate step in quality assurance and safety for the various industries.
Remco’s wide selection of products includes polypropylene shovels, scoops, scrapers, kart tubs, and mixing paddles in addition to a line of color-coded metal detectable products. Remco also offers the Vikan hygiene system® of brooms, brushes, squeegees, pails, and handles.
4735 W. 106th Street
Zionsville IN 46077
Fax: (800) 585-8619
AMI Booth #836
AMI attendees are invited to visit Rollstock to learn more about the company’s line of packaging equipment. One of the pieces of equipment featured at the booth will be the RC300 Rotary Vacuum Chamber Machine that features all stainless steel construction and a patented sealing system that provides quality seals time after time.
The company will also have information on its 12-foot and 16-foot Rollstock models that offer simple reliability in low cost machines. They feature programmable PLC controls with readable diagnostics and vacuum leak check programs. Each machine comes with training from a factory technician and a one-year warranty.
In addition, Rollstock will be offering sales literature on the Zipper Packaging Machine. This machine is designed for seafood, luncheon meats, bacon, and any food or non-food products that require reliable, consumer-friendly recloseable features.
For the first time, Rollstock will be exhibiting at AMI with its three sister companies: Hollymatic, NuTEC, and Former Associates. It’s a “4 of a Kind” event that you don’t want to miss. If you stop at each one of the 4 companies exhibiting at Booth #2419 and collect a different Ace from each company, you can enter a raffle to win a new iPad.
1728 N. Topping Avenue
Kansas City MO 64120
AMI Booth #2419
Sandvik Process Systems
Wherever there’s a need for maximum hygiene – from surgical tools to catering equipment – the material of choice is stainless steel, so why should your conveyor belts be any different?
Inert, corrosion-resistant and easy to clean, a pre-welded endless stainless steel belt provides an immediate hygiene upgrade. And no crevices, joints, textures or fibers means nowhere for bacteria to hide.
n Lowest levels of bacteria growth
n Easy to clean by pressure, brush, steam or chemicals
n Fast cleaning with low water/chemical consumption
n Long working life with low maintenance requirements
Sandvik Process Systems
21 Campus Rd
Totowa NJ 07512
AMI Expo Booth #1341
Solae is the world leader in developing innovative soy-based technologies and ingredients for processed beef, poultry, seafood and vegetarian products. We provide solutions that deliver a unique combination of functional, economic and nutritional benefits to our customers.
Our solutions and in-house professionals (technical, sensory and nutrition science support) can deliver value across all types of products including whole muscle, formed, emulsified, ground, vegetarian and processed fish.
Stop by and visit us, taste our sample products and let’s discuss how we can help you…
• Optimize Formulation Costs
• Improve Yields and Efficiencies
• Enhance Quality and Nutrition
• Support Sustainability
4300 Duncan Avenue
St. Louis MO 63110
AMI Expo Booth #1073
Spraying Systems Co.
Visit Spraying Systems Co. in Booth #2070 during AMI and learn:
• How to improve food safety on RTE, sliced and fresh meats through precise antimicrobial application. Typical cost for Alt-2 status with our AutoJet® Antimicrobial system is $0.01/lb. for RTE, $0.003/lb. for fresh meats.
• How to clean tanks, mixers and blenders more thoroughly in less time. See the newest technology — motor- and fluid-driven units that provide 360° and 180° cleaning coverage.
• About a new system that produces environmentally-safe cleaning agents economically from water using plain salt and electricity. The PathoSans™ System requires no chemicals, eliminates worker exposure to dangerous chemicals and produces cleaning agents on demand.
Spraying Systems Co.
P.O. Box 7900
Wheaton IL 60187
AMI Expo Booth #2070
Wire Belt Co. of America
Wire Belt, the leading developer of open mesh stainless steel conveyor belts, has been keeping your lines running for over 60 years. Our conveyor belts are extensively used for breading, battering, frying, blanching, cooking, coating, dusting, and cooling. Wire Belt’s entire line of belting products are accepted by the USDA NSF/ ANSI/3-A hygiene standards. This is the only acceptance that can assure you that you have the cleanest, safest conveyor belt available.
Wire Belt’s latest innovation CompactGrid™ conveyor belt is engineered specifically to replace heavier balanced weave belts and difficult to clean plastic modular belts. Engineered with 70% open surface area, CompactGrid conveyor belt provides optimal performance in processes where product coating, drainage, and liquid or air circulation are factors.
To learn more about Wire Belts complete line of products, including our CarrySmart conveyors, please stop by Booth #1155.
Wire Belt Co. of America
154 Harvey Road
Londonderry NH 03053
AMI Expo Booth #1155