Durability, flexibility key components to new releases
January 15, 2016
VT Hackney Inc. introduced Sidekick, a low-profile, four-bay side-load body mounted on a Ford Transit cab and chassis. It offers many of the same features as Hackney’s larger beverage units, including all-aluminum construction, adjustable bay shelving, a bottom rail power step and rear-mounted hand truck, the company says.
Spirax Sarco Inc. offers its CSM-C 600 compact clean steam generator, which can produce as much as 1,275 pounds an hour of clean steam at 45 psig, depending on plant steam pressure and feed water temperature, the company says.
In this video, Tree Top, an agricultural cooperative with eight processing facilities, installed robotics to its packaging line. Director of Engineering Andy Juarez discusses how robotics helped improve the packaging lines and what challenges come with adding automation to their facilities.
Ross Systems and Controls (SysCon), a subsidiary of Charles Ross & Sons Co., offers Underwriters Laboratories (UL)-rated and CE-marked Control Systems custom-designed for industrial processes such as mixing, pumping, chemical dosing, dilution, heat exchange, separation, drying and waste treatment.
In this video, Gerald Lessard of West Liberty Foods discusses repurposing of space within an existing plant and what trends are driving this as well as the pros and cons of repurposing existing space versus new construction.
In this video, Bernd Jablonowski of Messe Düsseldorf discusses the SAVE FOOD Initiative, the difference between developed and developing countries, and the goal of raising awareness of food loss and educating professionals about what they can do about it with the right technology and materials.
In this video, Gerald Lessard, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of West Liberty Foods, discusses the major challenges of retaining technicians and how the FIT Program can help enhance plant productivity as well as keep technicians in the food and beverage industry throughout his or her career.
In this video, Tyson Foods has been on the board of directors for the Food Processing Education Consortium for more than a year and played a crucial role in the creation and implementation of the curriculum of the Food Industry Technician (FIT) Certification program.
The January 2017 issue of Beverage Industry includes our 2017 Bottler of the Year cover story as well as articles about new product development, packaging, health and wellness products and more. Check it out today!