Emerson Clean In Place Utilities and Automated Reporting Analytics

Equipment Round Up: January 2023

Dec. 30, 2022
Our editors selected the following equipment to feature in our January 2023 issue of Food Processing. See which products they chose.

Analytics software for clean-in-place reporting

The Clean In Place (CIP) Utilities and Automated Reporting Analytics package, pictured above, digitally transforms manual and semi-automated systems by optimizing utilities consumption, benchmarking against known cycles and generating automated reports that can be used to reduce energy consumption and improve productivity in a single system or throughout a facility. It’s delivered via the vendor’s PacEdge and Movicon platforms on an industrial edge control device. The software converts process and utilities data into actionable insights for the food & beverage industries and other environments that use clean- and steam-in-place operations. Plant managers, operators and maintenance personnel can view the information on a dashboard and share the insights with sustainability officers and other stakeholders to optimize their CIP cycles. Emerson Automation Solutions

Plug-n-play chiller

The TCA55-215 industrial water chiller range features four new versions. The patented adiabatic pre-cooling system and free-cooling section offer cooling capacities from 55-228 kW, multiple features designed for optimum energy efficiency and operational safety, plus easy and cost-effective installation and maintenance. Optional built-in hydraulic circuit with integrated buffer tank and single or double pumps for primary/backup operate across cooling systems requiring resistance of 42 or 72 psi working pressures. Inclusion of a shell and tube evaporator allows use across a range of industrial process applications. Rugged construction with IP54-protected components, permits installation in outdoor locations. Atlas Copco Group 

Combining Checkweighing And X-Ray Inspection

The CX35 AdvancedLine Checkweigher is a combined checkweighing and X-ray inspection system that integrates precision weighing, contamination detection and quality control functions in one space-saving device, offering compliance with industry standards for packaged products up to 10 kg. Sophisticated EMFR load cells designed in Switzerland deliver accuracy from 0.01g, offering full compliance with Weights and Measures regulations. A multitude of mechanical and software product handling options ensure smooth product transfer through the X-ray curtain, increasing productivity. It’s ideal as a Critical Control Point, as separate reject mechanisms and extensive due diligence functionality comply with retailer standards in HACCP & HARPC governed packaging lines. Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection 

Dry cleaning scrub brush

A stiff bristled brush like Vikan’s Crevice Scrub for dry cleaning allows for more manual pressure to scrape up tough messes without adding water and detergent. The angles on the brush allow it to be used parallel to the floor while its arrow-shaped bristles reach into small cracks and crevices. It can also be used in and around machinery thanks to its compact shape. Remco Products Corp 

Labeling under pressure

Achieve highly flexible, reliable labeling and fast, repeatable format changeovers with the enhanced Bronco 130 pressure sensitive bottle labeler. This inline, servo-driven system can be configured to apply single, dual, wraparound, and multi-panel labels to round, square, rectangular and oval bottles in a variety of sizes. Suitable for manufacturers and contract packers handling cosmetics, personal care products, food, beverages, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and other applications, it features new software capabilities and new printer options. NJM Packaging 

Cool and dehumidify conveying air

The new C Series stainless steel heat exchanger with 0.1 PSI pressure drop replaces the shell-and-tube design and cools 5000 CFM at 12 PSI from 250°F to 65°F using 55°F cooling water, claiming to save $50,000, annually. Unit features include a washable metal filter ahead of the cooling core and a removable, washable aluminum mist eliminator downstream. The fin-tube core is removable for inspection without disassembling the gas duct. Multiple gas connection sizes and types are available, as are separate cores within a single housing, with separate or shared access panels. XChanger 

Packaging film roll splicer

The Auto-Splice 3 has been added to the vendor’s packaging portfolio, which makes for a good partner to the year-old Robag 3e. The new machine is a compact, fully integrated automatic splicing solution that splices packaging film automatically, with no downtime or interruption to the packaging process. Its rotary reel swapping feature makes it easier to access and replace the film roll without having to stop the packaging system.The Robag 3e is a vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) packaging system, easy to operate, service and maintain, that features EtherCAT real-time protocol and an integrated display controller system. TNA 

One-step processing

Non-Stop process integrates mixing, heating, flavoring/seasoning, forming and texturizing steps into a single, automated step. Suitable for rapid production of plant-based meat analogs and other food products in a one-step process yielding equivalent amount of quality production as a typical batch process but in 40% less time, and eliminating frequent stops for cleaning and correcting batch-to-batch inconsistencies. Readco Kurimoto 

Quick-adjust vacuum conveyor

The VS pneumatic vacuum conveying system allows for quick adjustments to air velocity, in seconds and without tools, to accommodate a range of bulk materials. Pressure can be changed at the vacuum pump or pickup point, based on properties such as particle size and shape, bulk density, stickiness and desired throughput rate. Suitable for food, chemical, pharmaceutical and nutritional products at contract packaging and processing companies that change products frequently, the automated instrumentation ensures required operating parameters are adjusted to the correct settings every time. Volkmann USA 

Cleaner vacuum conveying

New NFPA compliant, 1.8 ft cu. ft. (50L) capacity low-rate vacuum conveying system offers a cleaner operating environment for handling both raw materials and finished products. Easily integrated into a wide range of production processes, it has available feeders, bulk bag unloaders, bag dump stations and drum dumpers. It also can be integrated into extruder lines, small injection, blow molding and film producing processes, as well as handling minor additives for mixing and PVC blending towers. Schenck Process 

Shear and SLIM

This inline high-shear mixer with Solids/Liquid Injection Manifold (SLIM) technology sits on an easy-to-clean, stainless steel portable skid with built-in workbench, and can be piped to the recirculation loop of any size vessel. Engineered for high-speed and high-volume mixing requirements, it has a unique rotor/stator device for injecting powders directly into a fast-moving liquid stream without an eductor or pump, offering straightforward wetting out of powders and fine immediate dispersion, greatly reducing floating powders, lumps or agglomerates. Operators can easily load bulk powders nto the hopper on top of the mixer, ensuring a consistent feed and minimizing aeration. Ross Mixers 

Check your weight

WeightCheQ 0-250 features high-precision electromagnetic force restoration weigh cell technology engineered within a range of 0–250g. It weighs product accurately and consistently to +/-0.01g, automatically rejecting product outside of the set tolerance level and depositing it into an accumulation drawer for reuse. The compact, modular, heavy-duty stainless steel weigher has food-grade belts, upstream/downstream data links and 20-recipe storage, and is operated via large color touchscreen. It does not require compressed air or changeover parts between product lines, and easily integrates into existing packaging lines. It is suitable for check-weighing pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, precious metals, cannabis pre-rolls and more. WeighPack Systems 

Flexible screw conveyor

Developed to support worker safety, the Spiralfeeder Push Unit flexible screw conveyor allows easy access to the electric motor and gearbox, without requiring a ladder, mezzanine or other lifting device. The U.S.-made conveyor automatically transfers powders, pellets and other dry, bulk materials from the hopper to discharge via a screw auger rotating inside an enclosed tube. Its floor level drive mechanism creates a gentle pushing effect on the material, delivering smooth, efficient transfer in a highly ergonomic, mobile configuration. Automated Flexible Conveyor 

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