Linde’s new approach to impingement freezing with an enhanced design can help improve yields and maintain product weight. According to the company, the impingement freezer reduces dehydration losses by up to four or five times that of mechanical methods and up to two or three times that of conventional cryogenic freezers. The process can handle a wide variety of products, and is ideal for items such as marinated chicken, formed products, fish fillets, and cookies. Linde Group, 800-755-9277, www.lindeus.com.
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Ultra-High-Power X-ray System
The Xpert Heavy Duty system has 900W of X-ray power. It is specifically designed with a large aperture width and height to accommodate big cases, boxes, bags, and trays. The trapezoidal, top-down X-ray beam is 770 mm wide at the belt and 525 mm wide at the 300 mm aperture height. Its mechanical design stands up to daily washdown and it has a water-cooled ceramic X-ray tube for long life. The inspection system enables food manufacturers with difficult applications to easily detect a wide range of physical contaminants in large packages and dense, heavy products like cheese blocks, cases of spices, and boxes containing various meat products. Thermo Fisher Scientific, 866-356-0354, www.thermofisher.com.
Quality Management System Software
The Reliance 2019 is an enhancement to ETQ’s flagship offering. ETQ Reliance 2019 includes an entirely new user interface and several features that improve personalization and collaboration. Seven integrated SaaS solutions that support the precise needs of customers’ unique quality programs and workflows include: Quality by Design, Nonconformance Handling, Supply Chain Quality, Complaints Management for Life Sciences, Health and Safety, Environmental Management, and Enterprise Risk Management. The 35 automated processes include best practices and deep functionality to shorten an organization’s time-to-value. ETQ, 800-354-4476, www.etq.com.
The PolarSafe EVA Ice Buckets and Pans are designed for benchtop chilling needs, especially cryogenic applications. They do not sweat or leak. No puddles of condensation or cryogenic media will accumulate onto the workspace. The buckets and pans are made from ethylene vinyl acetate, a thick nontoxic foam compatible with ice, dry ice, liquid nitrogen, alcohol, and saline solutions. Ergonomic handles on the base and lids make them easy to pick up even when wearing cryogenic gloves. Convenient pour spouts provide easy use and cleanup. A variety of sizes and colors are available. Cole-Parmer, 800-323-4340, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.coleparmer.com.
The GSL-N stainless steel filter fits into most existing carbon tube housings. It eliminates potential carbon shedding in high-temperature, high-pressure applications, including dairy, food and beverage, and chemical processing. The stainless steel GSL-N element complies with the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance and exceeds 3-A Sanitary standards for producing culinary steam. The company developed the filter at the request of dairy processors who discovered potentially harmful carbon particles in their process following a high-force event such as water hammer. Donaldson Company, Inc., 800-543-3634, www.donaldsonprocessfilters.com.
The FLUX flow modulator option for routine GCxGC analysis is ideal for users who want to perform robust GCxGC analysis, but do not need the sensitivity of standard quad jet thermal modulation. Ideal samples are complex, but relatively concentrated. It does not require cryogens to carry out GCxGC. Method development is also simplified, as there are only two parameters for the user to manage; the flows are handled by software so users do not have to set these themselves. The flow modulator is available for purchase with Pegasus BT 4D. Users may also upgrade their existing Pegasus BT system to GCxGC with FLUX. LECO, 269-985-5496, email@example.com, www.leco.com.
Product Security Solution
The ProLinc SaaS-based security solution provides universal traceability at the component, product, and batch level to its clients for product authentication, manufacturing system insight, and regulatory and tax compliance throughout the product lifecycle. Designed for rapid scalability and granular insight, the software offers manufacturers precise authentication and traceability at every stage of the supply chain—from raw material, through production, distribution, retail, end user, and beyond. By enabling stakeholders to scan items at key points in the product lifecycle, the company says ProLinc builds an incorruptible genealogy for every product in circulation. This data can then be securely accessed via a blockchain-enabled database by approved stakeholders across the supply chain, including the consumer. Ashton Potter, 716-633-2000, www.ashtonpotter.com.
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