Entries tagged with: Technology

PakSense launches AutoSense RealTime

PakSense, a provider of continuous environmental monitoring solutions for all segments of the supply chain, has launched AutoSense Real-Time in conjunction with strategic partner Controlant. This stand-alone unit provides access to temperature and location information of perishable products in real time. This unit utilizes cellular connectivity to pinpoint issues and mitigate cold-chain breaks, before they become an issue. “With this economical, reusable and stand-alone model, we can provide real-time insight for just dollars a day,”…  » Read more

Thought leaders to gather at PMA Tech Knowledge

Fresh produce industry members will have a chance to interact with revolutionary technologies from around the world – all in the name of advancing produce production and consumption in the next decade, when they gather in Monterey, California on May 11-13 for the second annual Produce Marketing Association Tech Knowledge Symposium. Among the group of thought leaders who will guide conversation on how to achieve that, are Lance Donny, founder and CEO of OnFarm; Roger Royce,…  » 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

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

Scale interface now available for SIMBA system

Dynamic Systems, a software developer specializing in barcode data collection, has announced a scale interface for SIMBA Food & Produce Tracking System. SIMBA (Specialized Inventory Management with Barcode Accuracy) provides food processors the ability to process, label and track their products from field to customer. The SIMBA scale interface solves the problem of how to produce and track complete product labeling for fresh food on the fly, according to Dynamic Systems. SIMBA is designed for…  » 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

DeltaTRAK will display TTI technology at United Fresh

DeltaTRAK will showcase its newest TTI cold chain technology at the United Fresh 2013 show (booth#1508), in San Diego May 15-16. DeltaTRAK’s ThermoTrace TTI solution is designed to provide customers with a cost effective way to use 2D bar codes combined with chemical label technology to monitor accumulated temperature abuse of products as they travel through the cold chain. The technology was selected as a finalist in United’s Best New Products award competition. "With our…  » Read more

ThermoWorks rolls out HACCP mobile app

ThermoWorks has introduced HACCP Mobile, the only app that pairs with a Bluetooth thermometer probe and turns any iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into a paperless, one-touch, professional hazardous analysis and critical control point recording solution. The app displays, records, stores and emails temperature data received via Bluetooth connection from the ThermoWorks BlueTherm type K thermocouple probe. Used in conjunction with free accessory desktop software, temperature readings can be viewed remotely on any iDevice -…  » Read more

Packaging companies align to enhance product shelf life

An innovative technology for advancing the shelf life of packaged fresh produce will now be available from both Exopack and Kobusch following the signing of a contract for a strategic alliance between the two flexible packaging converters and PerfoTec B.V. (PerfoTec). Based in The Netherlands, PerfoTec supplies specialized equipment that measures the respiration rates of fresh fruits and vegetables prior to film packaging. Unique software provided by the company calculates the required film permeability to…  » 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

Sormac sells 100th knife peeler

The result of cooperation between German Hepro and Sormac is the production of the 100th KP-60/HS knife peeler. It was supplied to Australian Reactive Engineering in the summer of 2012. The 50th knife peeler was also produced for this Australian company.
California tomato grower goes green

California tomato grower goes green

When Casey Houweling was thinking about the future of his tomato operation in Camarillo, Calif., he thought mostly of his daughters and the legacy his company would leave for them, he said. That made his decision to make the company energy independent and “green” very easy. And so began a 10-year process of looking at every aspect of Houweling’s Tomatoes to see what could be done differently, he said. Speaking during an online press conference,…  » Read more