Entries tagged with: Processing Equipment

Keeping It Clean: Sanitizing water is a vital part of produce processing

Keeping It Clean: Sanitizing water is a vital part of produce processing

It’s difficult to think of any kind of produce processing that doesn’t involve water, which is why it’s crucial for all processors to ensure that the water is properly sanitized all the way through the plant, including the water used to clean the equipment. Elis M. Owens, senior chemist/microbiologist for Birko, an Olathe, Kansas-based company that manufactures cleaning, sanitation, antimicrobial interventions and process chemical formulations, said in processing facilities water is typically sanitized by the…  » Read more
Just Remove Water: New ways to achieve an old objective drive success of dried produce

Just Remove Water: New ways to achieve an old objective drive success of dried produce

They’ve come a long way, baby. Drying foods like grapes, apricots, dates, figs and plums in the air and sun is one of the oldest ways of preserving food – and especially significant before refrigeration, freezing, canning and processing provided safe alternatives. In more recent times, drying fruit became a way to make commodities available year round. “The reason for drying the fruit in the first place is, if you don’t dry it, you don’t…  » Read more

Kronen to exhibit at Anuga FoodTec

Kronen will display an array of food processing equipment at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Germany. The event, held every three years, will run from March 25 to 27. The company will stage live demonstrations and exhibit machines for the catering, convenience, delicatessen and food industry for salad, vegetable and fruit processing, along with other kinds of food. Equipment on display includes: GEWA XL: This washing machine is designed to deliver optimal washing results for larger…  » Read more

Key Technology introduces new conveyor for bulk foods

Key Technology introduces its new Sanitary Belt Conveyor for transporting bulk foods on processing and packaging distribution lines. It is designed for a wide range of snacks such as potato chips and nuts as well as processed fruits and vegetables, potato strips, fresh cut produce, meat, poultry, seafood, dairy products, wine grapes, pet foods, and more.
  Featuring a positive drive urethane (PDU) belt, stainless steel frame and components, open construction, and other sanitary features, Key’s…  » Read more

Process Expo will be Nov. 3-5 in Chicago

The annual Process Expo is gearing up for its 2013 run, Nov. 3-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Process Expo is billed as the nation’s largest event dedicated strictly to the food and beverage industry. More than 450 exhibitors will be present at a trade show that is expected to attract more than 10,000 attendees. The show will feature processing and packaging equipment, technological innovations and solutions applicable to all segments of the supply chain.…  » Read more

Reiser names new VP of sales and marketing

Scott Scriven has been appointed to the newly created position of senior vice president of sales and marketing for Reiser. Scriven has spent his entire career in the sales and sales management in the food industry. For the past 14 years, he has served as president and CEO of slicing machine manufacturer Weber. “I have respected and admired the Reiser brand for as long as I’ve been involved in the food processing industry,” Scriven said.

Heat and Control releases new conveyor system

Heat and Control has released its new FastBack FDX Force Displacement conveyor system. The system’s drives are 40 percent smaller than comparable inertia drive horizontal motion conveyors and convey up to 2,500 pounds. This makes the system ideal for transfer runs up to 10 feet long and product accumulation of up to 300 cubic feet, Heat and Control said. Like previous FastBacks, the patent-pending FDX inertia drive provides the same clean horizontal motion conveying that…  » Read more

Urschel breaks ground on new manufacturing facility

Urschel has broken ground on its new manufacturing facility in Chesterton, Ind., officially starting work on a project valued at more than $80 million. “This is an exciting time in Urschel history. Construction of this new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility demonstrates our commitment to Urschel customers around the globe,” said Bob Urschel, CEO/president of Urschel Laboratories. According to Bill Baker, director of Urschel real estate, the project will take approximately 18 months to complete and will…  » Read more
Clean Water Alternatives

Clean Water Alternatives

When it comes to processing fresh-cut produce, one element is just as important as the produce itself. Water. It rinses and sanitizes every step of the way. But even Mother Nature needs a little help to make the process more effective and avoid cross-contamination. Companies serving the fresh-cut and other industries are constantly looking at ways to improve the process. Axiall Corp. is one of them. The result of a January merger between Georgia Gulf…  » Read more

Urschel Thailand moves to larger facility

Urschel (Thailand) Limited has moved into a larger facility in a newly constructed building in Bangkok. The new facility was needed to accommodate growth the company has experienced since starting Urschel Thailand in 2004. The two-story area features a spacious conference room, open office area, parts service center, a well-equipped product test cutting facility, and plenty of parking for visitors, said Urschel. The parts service center enables authorized Urschel inspection and repair of critical components…  » Read more

Matrix to feature Triton bagging machine at United

Matrix Packaging Machinery, powered by Pro Mach, will showcase at United Fresh, May 14-16 in San Diego, at booth 1238. The Triton is a vertical form-fill-seal machine optimized for the fresh produce packaging industry. The Triton automated bagging machine, which comes in two models, can help fresh produce packers of all sizes and individual needs lower labor costs, decrease waste, and improve overall efficiency and throughput, according to the company. The Triton is rated at…  » Read more

Birko, Crunch Pak partner for food safety

Birko, a provider of antimicrobial process aids and sanitation chemistry to the produce industry, has partnered with Crunch Pak to provide food safety solutions for fresh produce manufacture. Crunch Pak, Cashmere, Wash., provides organic and conventional sliced apples to supermarkets nationwide and in Canada. Birko recently installed its improved entryway foamers at Crunch Pak's Washington and Pennsylvania plants. Entryway foamers help keep E. coli, salmonella, listeria and other pathogens from migrating at processing plants. Placed…  » Read more
Key Technology, Visys announce merger

Key Technology, Visys announce merger

Key Technology and Visys NV, a manufacturer of chute-fed in-air sorters used by food processors and waste recyclers, have entered into a merger agreement. The new company creates a combination of high-performance digital sorting technologies for food processing and other industrial markets.

 “This partnership with Visys creates a value proposition that is unmatched in the industry. Through a single supplier, customers will have access to the highest performing chute-fed and belt-fed sorters available, along with…  » Read more

Turatti to display Camel, Nextra at Fruit Logistica

Turatti will be showcasing the evolution of the Camel washing and treatment system at this year’s Fruit Logistica show in Berlin Feb. 6-8 in Hall 3, Stand D-10. The machine was first introduced to the German market during the 2009 Fruit Logistica. "This patented system, now operating in several companies worldwide, gently transports the most delicate products (fruit and vegetables) while maintaining quality levels well within the most stringent specifications. The 2013 version of the…  » Read more

Urschel celebrates Italy grand opening

Nearly one year after opening for business, Urschel International Limited Italy hosted an official grand opening in November 2012. Local dignitaries, Urschel customers, and management attended the event from Urschel Corporate and Urschel International. Castagnole delle Lanza Mayor Marco Violardo presided over the official ribbon cutting using a golden TranSlicer slicing knife, specifically manufactured in honor of the event. After the ribbon cutting, local clergy led an invocation. Marco Cortese, Urschel Italy sales manager, was…  » Read more