The Thermo King T-90 Series of truck transport refrigeration units with standard integrated telematics hardware easily connect fleets with their cargo. Fleets can activate TracKing with the flip of a switch to easily monitor, control, and analyze their refrigerated fleet operations. The included premium Human Machine Interface improves usability, diagnostic capabilities, and ease-of-use. The T-90 burns less fuel as the unit cools and reduces the hours that the engine runs to decrease costs and save energy. Thermo King, thermoking.com
Liquid Cooling Solutions for Industrial Electronics
Closed-loop liquid cooling efficiently and economically improves performance for advanced manufacturing processes and electronics in hot, dirty environments using field-proven water circulation technology. Designed to guarantee full separation of water lines and airflow paths, Pfannenberg liquid cooling systems feature integrated electronic thermostats and flow control components for accurate temperature control and superior energy efficiency. Liquid cooling offers an ideal cooling solution for spindle motors and automation drives in automotive manufacturing, power plant electronics and solar inverters in energy production, and oven controls and product coolers/dryers in pharmaceutical production, as well as for paper and printing, plastic manufacturing, and water/wastewater applications. Pfannenberg, pfannenbergusa.com
Salmonella Molecular Test
The 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Salmonella has earned a new extension from AFNOR Certification for its NF VALIDATION. The new extension includes 375 g samples of infant formula and infant cereals with or without probiotics, as well as dairy powders. The 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Cronobacter had previously earned this validation in 2018 at the 300 g sample size, meaning that producers are now able to use the 3M Molecular Detection System to test for both Salmonella and Cronobacter at the same time with the same samples.
The 3M Molecular Detection System, which last year became a primary method of the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service for the detection of both Salmonella and Listeria, combines isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection. It provides an accurate reading in less than 24 hours. Comparative research has shown that the 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Salmonella can process a set of 96 samples 1.7 times faster than the closest competitive technology. In addition to streamlining the workflow, training is simplified, since all assays use the same lysis and amplification protocol. 3M, 3m.com
The AVIX Autonomic Mark II by Bird Control Group is a fully automated bird deterrent that effectively and harmlessly scares birds away 24/7 and can reduce bird nuisance by up to 90%. Bird Control Group’s lasers leverage a bird’s innate fight or flight response by shining a laser beam across a predetermined path or structure, which in turn case the bird to “escape” the perceived imminent danger. The human eye sees the laser as a moving green dot, but a bird’s eye interprets this same dot as an actual beam of light or barrier and will fly away to avoid contact, or abort landing in the arc the laser is protecting. Wireless connectivity allows the user to easily program the device through the use of an app, as well as monitor system status, laser activity, and switch the system on and off. Bird Control Group, birdcontrolgroup.com
HEMCO’s UniLine Casework is constructed of welded 18-gauge steel. Base cabinets have a load capacity of 500 pounds per linear foot. Its powder-coat finish is environment friendly, attractive and long lasting. Casework is tested independently to be SEFA 8 compliant.
Drawers extend to 18 in. full open, and have an interchangeable, interlocking drawer head that is sound deadened for quiet operation. A one-piece drawer body with radiused bottom makes for easy cleaning. A 150-pound dynamic drawer slide assembly is mounted on welded channel assemblies. The interior is powder-coated steel, with an optional stainless steel interior. The doors are two-piece double-wall construction that are painted before assembly. An insulated door filler is for added rigidity and quiet operation. The recessed toe space is 4 in. high by 3-1/2 in. deep, which promotes laboratory cleanliness. The cabinet base features a lower corner reinforcing gusset with 0 to 2 1/2 in. adjusting levelers on all four corners. The cabinet height is adjustable from 35 in. to 37 1/2 in. HEMCO, HEMCOcorp.com
The Dosatron D132 Series is available. It’s easy to set up with no programming necessary—just set the injection rate and turn on the water. It’s compatible with nutrients, sanitizers, acids, and line cleaners. The D132 is part of the Mega-Flo Series. It has the D14 Series familiarity with the high-performance piston, a low number of internal parts, and there are no Venturi tips to clog. The D132’s low injection rates allow for direct injection of undiluted products, and maintenance is easy. Dosatron International, dosatronusa.com
Hygienic Flexible Conduits
Cleaning regimens are an important and essential part of ensuring safety and quality in the food industry. Flexicon’s range of hygienic flexible conduits and fittings protect critical power and data cables from damage caused by mechanical, electrical, or environmental influences in hygienic environments. Flexicon conduits feature smooth, easy-to-clean surfaces while stainless steel hygienic fittings create a complete system, helping ensure peak operational efficiency and eliminating downtime during cleaning or maintenance. Designed in accordance with EN1672-2 and EN ISO 14159, Flexicon conduit and fittings allow for efficient cleaning while ensuring that cleaning processes do not damage or compromise equipment operation. They also protect against buildup of microbes and bacteria. Chemical and thermal resistance allows food manufacturers to clean and sterilize using bleach without the risk of product degradation. AFC Cable Systems, afcweb.com/flexicon/
STEUTE’s Series ZS Pull-Wire Switches are ideal for on/off control switching or opening/closing electrically operated doors or gates. Models are available with powder-coated aluminum, or fiberglass-reinforced thermoplastic housings. Units feature positive-break NC contacts, IP65 or IP67 ingress protection, and EN ISO 13849-1 and cCSAus-compliance. ZF Electronic Systems, switches-sensors.zf.com/us