Refrigerator controller
New Avionics Corp. launched its Ice*Meister Model 9734-REFR Adaptive De-Frost Controller. The company says the De-Frost Controller is for walk-in refrigerators and freezers, reach-in refrigerated display cases, air conditioners, compressors, HVAC systems and other self-defrosting chiller systems in supermarkets, restaurants, school cafeterias, convenience stores, household refrigerators and deep freezers. By controlling and minimizing frost accumulations on refrigerator evaporator coils and fins, the De-Frost Controller can provide energy savings, the company says.

• New Avionics Corp., 2631 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33306; 954/568-1991;

Wrap-around label system
EPI Labelers introduced its new wrap-around bottle labeling system. The system is designed for accuracy, durability and ease of use, the company says. This bottle labeling system features a self-calibrating bottle labeler. All functions on the bottle labeler are controlled by a color touch screen HMI.

• EPI Labelers, 1145 E. Wellspring Road, New Freedom, Pa. 17349; 717/235-8345;

Distribution carts
Cannon Equipment unveiled two CannonCarts for distribution, stocking and work-in-process applications for retailers and manufacturers. The V-Nest Distribution Cart combines the hauling features of a heavy-duty distribution cart with 1,200 pounds of load capacity with the locking features of a security cart, the company says. It is a four-sided cart with four doors, two on top and two on the bottom. The Z-Nest Stocking and Distribution Cart is designed to combine distribution and security requirement, but is intended for smaller loads, the company says. It features a “Z” base design for compact storage and an intermediate wire shelf. Other features include a 1,000-pound load capacity and four doors, accessed from either side for security and product containment.

• Cannon Equipment, 15100 Business Parkway, Rosemount, Minn. 55068; 651/322-6300;

Keeping things clean
Graco Inc. introduced its new SaniForce line of sanitary transfer pumps, including drum and bin unloaders. These products can easily move a broad range of viscosities, the company says. The piston pumps have pressure ratios up to 12:1 and are ideal for low- to medium-viscosity materials. The air-operated double diaphragm pumps have flow rates up to 150 gallons a minute and are best suited for low- to medium-viscosity materials. Drum unloaders can evacuate medium- to high-viscosity products from their original 55-gallon containers, without diluting the material. Bin Evacuation Systems are designed to eliminate manual scooping and bin dumping by unloading materials efficiently from 300-gallon bag-in-bin containers.

• Graco Inc., 88 – 11th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, Minn. 55413; 612/623-6000;

Sidebar: Inspiring the senses
Through Flavor & Fragrance Specialties (FFS) integrated expertise in creative development and application, the company designs and delivers on-trend, authentic flavors found in many leading brands and products, including coffee, tea, syrups, ready-to-drink beverages, dry mixes and alcohol beverages. FFS strives to be an essential component of its customers’ success by providing innovative solutions and exceptional service that supports the creation and ongoing evolution of their products.

Inspiration through innovation
The FFS Flavor Laboratory emphasizes creativity and collaboration as its formula for success. With nearly a third of its entire staff being technically trained and devoted to product development, its focus is to solve customer challenges and set new standards through the combination of art and science. Its Flavor Division consists of the following: analytical chemists, chefs, food scientists, certified flavor chemists and nutritionists.

The company is an expert at masking and enhancing fortified products, including functional beverages, with experience in all key beverage and food categories. Its teams work in concert with customers to optimize flavor compatibility and help identify critical areas that might affect product integrity.

FFS has a strong heritage as the market leader for the flavoring of brewed beverages as well as longstanding success in all beverage applications, including flavored alcohol beverages and dry mixes. And with fully integrated flavor and fragrance business units, FFS can maximize cross-market opportunities for creative and technical synergies.

Creativity + collaboration
The company’s expertise with enhancers and cooling technology has enabled it to design flavors – spanning sweets, citrus and fruit, botanicals, dairy and savory – emphasizing:

• Flavor enhancement

• Sweetness enhancement

• Mouthfeel enhancement

• Creating a natural flavor taste

• Diminished bitterness and dryness

• Providing a cooling sensation

FFS has an extensive history of successful collaborations with a customer-driven, long-term approach that fosters a vibrant business relationship.

In addition to generating flavors and fragrances, FFS has expertise in the creation, improvement and innovation of consumer products. By collaborating with the company, customers will gain access to R&D, regulatory, marketing and the skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive industry. The firm’s laboratory complex includes pilot plant facilities for scaling commercial production and guest laboratories where a customer/partner may conduct experiments in private or with staff assistance.

• Flavor & Fragrance Specialties, 3 Industrial Ave., Mahwah, N.J. 07430; 800/998-4337;

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