Nitromatic fill station is designed to fill vacuum-insulated storage tanks
(or Dewar’s) with liquid nitrogen from larger bulk systems or tanks.
The advanced system eliminates liquid nitrogen waste and provides a true
liquid nitrogen fill. The Nitromatic is equipped with an automatic shut-off
and safety time-out feature that can be set for 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes.
These features do away with liquid nitrogen waste by preventing the release
of liquid nitrogen for extended periods of time. Also, labor waste is
reduced by eliminating the need for employee supervision of the Dewar as it
fills. Vacuum Barrier’s complete line of cryogenic handling equipment
provides liquid nitrogen transfer directly from the storage tank to the use
point. — Vacuum Barrier Corp., Box 529,
Woburn, Mass. 01801-0529; 781/933-3570; www.vacuumbarrier.com.
Spiralveyors are not just for cartons or trays
anymore. AmbaFlex introduces the SVM (MultiLane) for single row or mass
flow of bottles, cans and containers. Spiralveyors save valuable floor
space by improving line layout efficiency, offering high-volume throughput,
great for depallitizing or vertical accumulation requirements. — AmbaFlex, P.O. Box 2105, Bedford, Texas, 76095-7578;
PakTech is increasing capacity in order to keep pace
with current and expected growth. Since PakTech began making handles more
than 13 years ago, growth has been steady. Within the past two years
PakTech installed two high-speed 600-ton Husky presses, and this spring it
added two new 400-ton Husky presses. In terms of production space, PakTech
expanded its facility three years ago by adding 14,400 square feet onto its
30,000-square-foot building in Eugene, Ore. In February, PakTech purchased
an additional building about a mile from its production facility. This
warehouse holds PakTech’s applicator department. In terms of
staffing, PakTech has increased its applicator department build and
technical staff, and has added several positions in engineering, sales and
customer service. — PakTech, 1680 Irving Road, Eugene, Ore. 97402;
National Adhesives introduces a bundled solution for its Easy-Pac adhesive
with the equipment and adhesive. The Easy-Pac bundled solution equipment
includes applicator, dispensing unit, vacuum feeder and storage bin. The
hot-melt adhesive is up to 200° Fahrenheit. The system also comes with a
three-year warranty and free replacement for nozzles, modules and filters. -
National Adhesives, a division of National Starch and Chemical, 1 Finderne
Avenue, Bridgewater, N.J. 08807; 800/797-4992; www.nationalstarch.com.
A global pump company
An annual production of some 10 million units makes
Grundfos one of the leading pump manufacturers
in the world. The Grundfos Group is represented
by 58 companies in 43 countries worldwide, and its products are
merchandised in a large number of countries through local distributors.
Founded in 1945 by Poul Due Jensen, the group today is owned by the Poul
Due Jensen Foundation, which is the main shareholder of all Grundfos
companies. The aim of the foundation is to consolidate and expand the
economic basis of the continued growth of the Grundfos Group, which means
the profits of the Foundation are to be re-invested in the Grundfos
Grundfos pumps are used for heating, ventilation and
air conditioning for domestic purposes. For industry applications, Grundfos
manufactures pumps for boilers, booster plants and other industrial
purposes, including integrated OEM systems. Grundfos pumps also are used
for water supply and wastewater treatment. In addition, Grundfos
manufactures electric motors for the pumps and other purposes, and develops
and produces state-of-the-art electronics for controls for pumps and
pumping systems as well as other systems.
Sustainable development is a key concept at Grundfos
when it comes to production and energy consumption of the products during
their lifetime. — Grundfos Pumps Corp., 17100 W. 118th Terrace, Olathe, Kan. 66061;
Beverage Industry’s November issue highlights the 100-year advocacy of the American Beverage Association and what’s next for CEO Katherine Lugar and a new plastics initiative, Every Bottle Back. This issue includes a special report on craft beer, an Up Close With feature on PRESS hard cider and what is sparking innovation in natural colors. Read more about how protein is powering up beverages and how warehouses are using WMS and WCS systems to streamline operations. As usual, the latest trends in new products, packaging and ingredients are highlighted.
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