Glove Dispensing System
The Choice: A Green Initiative is a glove dispensing system that features a reusable, recyclable glove dispenser. Designed to be an eco-friendly solution, the system is intended to replace cardboard box holders for gloves with a reusable container that can be fitted with bulk pack bags of gloves. The system offers keyhole-style mounting for flexibility to position in various locations for easy accessibility, both in the front or in back-of-house areas. The reusable box has a double latch closure with hinged lid to keep gloves sanitary and a textured surface for a secure grip. Additionally, the box was designed to withstand industrial washing to extend the usage life. The front opening allows for easy dispensing of a pair of gloves. Tronex Company, tronexcompany.com.
The Acquity RDa Detector featuring SmartMS is a time-of-flight mass spectrometer for small molecule analysis. The detector can be quickly deployed and operated and is optimized for small molecule applications. It operates on Waters Connect, an open-software platform, which provides an audit trail for data acquisition, processing, and reporting. Waters Corporation, waters.com.
Vegan and Halal Food Testing Assays
Thermo Fisher has added assays for vegan and halal testing to its RapidFinder Meat and Fish ID Kit range. The real-time PCR-based species detection and quantification solutions fit within existing RapidFinder workflows. The workflow allows for DNA extraction from samples of up to 20 g, using either a manual or automated procedure for the higher throughput of multiple samples. The identification targets mitochondrial DNA for increased sensitivity and specificity. The kit, which tests for pork, records a sensitivity rate of 0.0005%. The new assays follow the same sample preparation and PCR procedures as other RapidFinder Meat ID assays, enabling them to be run together with existing workflows. Thermo Fisher, thermofisher.com/food-species-pcr-testing.
Steam Sanitizing Device
The SaniZap line of antimicrobial steam cleaners safely sanitizes almost any surface, leaving no residue, moisture, or harmful chemicals. The process is 600 times faster than chemical sanitization, making it ideal for following CDC guidelines that call for frequent sanitization. The portable equipment is available in different models to accommodate a range of facilities and price points. It can be used at lower steam temperatures with soap or detergent to quickly clean visible dirt and grime and can also be used at higher steam temperatures for antimicrobial sanitizing. Bayzi Corporation, bayzi.com.
IoT Supply Chain Monitoring Devices
Sensitech has expanded its suite of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to include air-carrier approved and non-lithium battery models for real-time tracking of shipments when cargo is traveling by plane. Data flows directly from the TempTale GEO and VizComm View products to a cloud-based visibility solution, alerting users to in-transit events such as temperature excursions or trends, location delays, or light events indicating that a truck or trailer door has opened. The platform’s analytics engine provides real-time evidence and dashboard reporting to assess compliance and the trip’s performance. Sensitech, sensitech.com.