The MicroFlow I Workstation is a ductless carbon-filtered workstation equipped with activated carbon filtration, designed to collect small amounts of non-hazardous fumes and odors. The workstation is self contained and can be easily moved from station to station, with an integral recessed work surface to contain spills. It features a clear hood surround with a safety viewing sash for the user, which can be conformed for use with a microscope. A variable speed fan control provides the option of high and medium speeds, or low flow for sensitive operations. The workstation operates on 115v AC, or 230v international, and conforms to UL, CSA, and CE requirements. The electrical cord port exits left side. Filter life varies with usage. Hemco, 800-779-4362, hemcocorp.com/mfi.html.
The LactoScope FT-B instrument delivers a full spectrum component testing and adulterant screening for liquid dairy products such as whey, raw and skim milk, shelf stable milk, and cream with a lower than 40% fat content. Featuring a smaller footprint, this FT-IR spectrometer combines modern optics with software and delivers results in less than 45 seconds. For large processors, the instrument can serve as a second instrument in milk intake areas to help ease liquid sample throughputs in addition to PerkinElmer’s Lactoscope FT-A system, which analyzes milk along with yogurt, ice cream, concentrates, and creams with up to 55% fat. For smaller to mid-sized dairies and milk intake points with high volumes, the LactoScope FT-B instrument also features low cost of ownership. Integration with the Results Plus software provides rapid implementation with minimal training and delivers fast, secure analysis and reporting that is compatible with the Lactoscope FT-A solution, PerkinElmer’s DA 7250 NIR Analyzer, and LIMS systems. This provides easy maneuvering between different platforms and instruments across liquid and solid dairy testing. The Lactoscope FT-B instrument ties into the PerkinElmer Net Plus cloud solution to enable remote configuration, monitoring, calibration, and team collaboration. PerkinElmer, perkinelmer.com/category/dairy-testing-solutions.
Trailer Refrigeration Unit
The Vector 8611MT multi-temperature trailer refrigeration unit is designed for trailers split lengthwise with a center dividing wall. The unit creates two refrigerated compartments without requiring a remote evaporator. Introduced in limited-production in 2019, the Vector 8611MT unit incorporates dual evaporators and fans into a single unit for two-zone cooling, with side-by-side compartments for perishable and frozen goods. By eliminating the need for a remote evaporator, installation is simplified. The Vector 8611MT unit E-Drive technology, in which the diesel engine runs a 21 kVA generator that powers the all-electric refrigeration system. Vector units have the advantage of built-in electric standby capability, so when parked for loading, unloading, or staging, they can be operated via a separate power source, providing full refrigeration capacity while eliminating refrigeration unit engine noise, emissions and fuel consumption. The unit provides 55,000 BTU of cooling per hour at a setpoint of 35 degrees Fahrenheit and excels at freezing temperatures. For customers who want to add a third refrigerated compartment, the system is pre-configured to enable installation of a remote evaporator. Carrier Transicold, transicold.carrier.com.
The Sure-Seal Conveyor Door is designed for automated storage and retrieval environments (ASRS). Combining speeds of up to 100”/second and an energy-efficient R-4 insulated panel, the door helps maintain secure separation within and between storage areas and conveyor operations. Its high-speed functionality ensures minimal air infiltration while a perimeter sealing system provides secure closing. In addition, the standard I/O expansion board and System 4 programming allow seamless integration capability with existing ASRS control and monitoring systems. The door is specially engineered for high-cycle applications where reliability and energy savings are critical. The conveyor door provides a solution for non-live-traffic interior environments where speed, dependability, and low maintenance are essential, and is available in sizes up to 6’ wide by 13’ high. Rytec, rytecdoors.com.