Metal Detection System
Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has launched a series of washdown-resistant combination product inspection systems, integrating checkweighing and metal detection technologies. The CM33 Washdown and CM35 Washdown combination systems are aimed at manufacturers of packaged food products, including dairy and meat products. The systems are capable of mid-range frequency operation and throughput of up to 250ppm, with weighing accuracy of up to +/- 0.2g. Customers can choose one of three stainless steel Mettler-Toledo Profile metal detectors: one for small, packaged products, one for bulk, dry product applications, and one that delivers maximum sensitivity in challenging applications. Mettler-Toledo, mt.com/pi.
Ingersoll Rand has released the MSG TURBO-AIR NX 5000, an oil-free air and nitrogen compressor for instrument and process applications in the food and beverage industry. The compressor is rated for powers from 600 kW to 1,050 kW (800–1,400 hp) with flows from 125 to 210 m3/min (4,500–7,500 CFM) and pressures from 2.5 to 14.5 barg (35–210 psig). With a 35% turndown range, the compressor can be used in various demand scenarios to compress air or nitrogen for the process. During periods of low or fluctuating demand, the operator can engage the wide turndown range to adjust the compressor’s production without the need to shut it down or deploy energy-wasting blow-off. Ingersoll Rand, ingersollrand.com.
Microbial Control Strains
Microbiologics has expanded their UV-BioTAG line of microbial control strains containing green fluorescent protein (GFP) markers. Designed for food microbiology testing, these control cultures visibly fluoresce under ultraviolet (UV) light, making them easily distinguishable from naturally occurring microflora and true contamination. UV-BioTAG is available in two formats: The UV-BioTAG Vial Kit includes six individual vials containing a single lyophilized microorganism pellet in each, which are rehydrated in a sterile fluid, such as saline, and then plated on culture media. Microbiologics, microbiologics.com/UV-biotag.
HRS Heat Exchangers is now offering clean-in-place (CIP) and sterilization-in-place (SIP) systems for cleaning and disinfection for the food industry. The single- and multi-tank CIP/SIP systems are supplied with a control system to enable automated cleaning cycles. They are fully skid mounted and have modular designs for quick and easy site installation. The single-tank system is designed for simple cleaning applications where recovery of the cleaning fluid is not required, while multi-tank systems are suitable for more complex situations. For small, portable applications, the tank can be heated to 185°F using electric heating elements, but steam heating using an HRS K Series multitube heat exchanger is also available. Units start at 132-gallon capacity, and single tank systems are available up to 660 gallons. HRS Heat Exchangers, hrs-heatexchangers.com, [email protected].
Washing Compound and Defoamer for Egg Processing
Birko has launched an all-in-one washing compound and defoamer for egg processing facilities. The solution, called Egg-Shellent, combines surfactants, alkalinity, and dispersion agents to maximize shell-egg cleaning. It’s formulated with substances either considered GRAS or regulated for food associated use. The solution is suitable for use in accordance with the provisions of 9CFR 416.4c and 21CRF 110.35b. Birko, birkocorp.com, [email protected].