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Bag dump station with tubular conveyor

Typical non-food applications include bulk chemicals, minerals, chopped fibreglass, microspheres, regrind, pellets, tobacco and other friable materials

In-process particle sizer with intelligent diagnostics

IntelliSizer inline particle sizer from Xoptix allows self-monitoring, self- diagnostics and self-cleaning

Bulk bag weigh batching system

Conveyor can accommodate multiple metered inlets for primary ingredients and non-metered inlets for minor ingredients

Low-profile bulk bag discharger

Lacking an upper frame, the discharger provides overhead space for suspending of bulk bags using a forklift or plant hoist

Innovative solutions for measuring food products

Zeiss on-line NIR sensor Corona Process is based on diode-array technology and predicts parameters such as moisture, fat and protein

New centrifuge concept unveiled

Flottweg "unleashes" the Tricanter Z3E

Sanitary cone mill for sticky, moist, fragile materials

Alleviates traditional milling problems of product build-up, dust and heat generation

Reproducibly precise additive dosing

Aadditive applicator able to precisely measure additive flow rates and adjust pump drive levels to maintain correct application levels

Low-profile bulk bag filler pivots fill head to operator

Eliminating the need to climb steps, strain or risk injury associated with overhead connections to conventional fill heads

Collapsible pallet box

A simple mechanism which helps locate the sleeve on the nestable pallet base, holding it securely in place

IMTS expands its offerings

A look ahead to the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016

EPDM material meets demanding food requirements of EC1935/2004

Regulation applies to rubber and plastic materials intended to come in prolonged contact with food products such as beverages, milk, yogurt, ice cream and other foodstuffs

Mixer moves up and down

Vincent Fleck proposes a simple but extremely smart vertical mixing system for the homogenisation of suspensions, mashes and slurries

Reshaping process plants

A high-tech coating system is delivering a monolithic surface that is ‘shaped’ to facilitate plant wash downs and eliminate the cracks, voids and seams where Listeria and other contaminants thrive. By Doug Commette

A hot topic

A large-scale rotational moulding installation benefits from advanced process heating technology

Linear actuators for bulk handling applications

Derek Mack explains why more engineers than ever before are turning to Electro-Mechanical linear actuators as their first choice of actuation mechanism

Bulk bag conditioner has height-adjustable rams

The rams of the new design provide approximately two metres of vertical travel

Robots are on the march

There have not been that many robots used in food processing industries to date but we are on the cusp of a sea change, says Chris Evans. Five years from now they will be very much the norm

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