Enviro Tech Chemical Services has introduced a dry peracetic acid floor and equipment sanitizer. PeraGuard is designed to improve environmental biosecurity and sanitation on surfaces where conditions favor microorganism growth. The product is EPA registered for use in food and beverage facilities. In addition, the sanitizer can be used on farms to control ammonia and odors. PeraGuard is activated by water or moisture and is a highly concentrated, odorless, and dustless application that is effective against E. coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Staphylococcus and other pathogens. Enviro Tech Chemical Services, environtech.com/peraguard.
The SIMOTICS S-1FS2 line of servomotors is designed for the clean condition requirements of the food and beverage industries. These new servomotors are offered in a variety of power ratings, from 0.45–2kW (0.60–2.68 hp) with torque from 3.1–14 Nm (2.28–10.32 ft-lbs.).
One cable connection is provided for easy installation and cleaning. The standard absolute encoder is 22-bit multi-turn. These new motors are suitable for clean-in-place (CIP) processes and for use with all commercially available cleaning agents used with washdown motors. They are also designed for the 3-A (U.S.) and EHEDG (Euro) requirements of the food and beverage industries. Options include a holding brake, stainless steel shaft (with or without feather key), cable tail for direct drive connection, and a motion connect coupling. The motors are compatible with the SINAMICS S210 drive system. Siemens, usa.siemens.com/simotics-s1fs2.
High Absorbency Meat Pad
Elliott Absorbent Products has developed an ultra-thin, super absorbent range of sealed edge pads for fresh meat and fish. The pads also have a low carbon footprint. The UniDry range use 50% less material than traditional. This enables customers to achieve environmental compliance as well as make major reductions in their packaging and cut emissions from transport and storage. The pads use a proprietary core that gives blood and water absorbency of between 7.5 and 26 liters per square meter and are available in both pads and reels, white as standard with other colors upon request. Elliott Absorbent Products, elliottabsorbents.co.uk.
Load Cell Technology for Checkweighing Systems
Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection’s C-Series checkweighing systems have added a new load cell. The FlashCell load cells weigh food products at speeds of up to 800 ppm. With three different load cell types in the cell portfolio, food manufacturers can select the appropriate load cell for their products, weighing a complete product range up to 10 kg. The technology delivers weighing results with a standard deviation up to four times lower than the previous load cell generation. This helps to reduce overfilling and costly product giveaway. It also works with shorter measuring times at high speeds. The weighing conveyor can therefore be reduced in length, with slower conveyor speeds helping to increase product handling stability and allowing shorter outfeed conveyors and product collection areas. The complete length of the checkweigher itself can be reduced by up to 24%. Mettler-Toledo, mt.com/pi-precision-weighing.
Solvent Retention Capacity Analyzer for the Baking and Milling Industries
The SRC-CHOPIN 2 Analyzer for the baking and milling industries allows a user to perform the solvent retention capacity (SRC) method automatically versus manually. Compared with the original SRC-Chopin introduced in 2014, the SRC-Chopin 2 offers upgrades in software and electrical and mechanical designs and allows bakers and millers to make assessments regarding their flour quality and final product requirements. The manual SRC method is laborious and time-consuming, requiring lab technicians to be trained to perform multiple steps during the analysis. With the SRC-CHOPIN 2, training required to run the analyzer is minimal, and after set-up, the analysis is performed by the instrument, reducing operator engagement and impact of the results. The SRC-CHOPIN 2 is the standardized automated method AACC 56-15.01 and ICC Draft Standard 186. KPM Analytics, kpmanalytics.com/products/src-chopin-2.
Raw Milk Analysis
The Indiscope raw milk analysis technology is designed to help milk collection points perform fast and accurate testing to determine fair market value and help ensure a safe raw milk supply chain for consumers. It is designed for low maintenance and ease of use and includes a pre-calibrated instrument with pre-defined methods and built-in software for integration with other systems. With the tool, milk collection stations can test milk’s composition for fat and protein levels and detect adulterants such as water, maltodextrin, and urea. Results are delivered in less than 30 seconds. The workflow meets ISO, IDF, and AOAC guidance for testing repeatability and data can be saved via built-in USB ports or exported to a PC. PerkinElmer, perkinelmer.com/category/dairy-testing-solutions.
Foaming Acid for Processing Facilities
The ProClean is a high-foaming, concentrated blend of acids and surfactants that penetrates and removes films, oxide, milkstone, and other soil from dairy and food processing equipment. This NSF-registered product is ideal as an acid cleaner (A3) on all surfaces in and around food and beverage processing areas and is not intended for direct food contact. It can be applied by manual, foam, or immersion methods. When used in a foam generator it produces thick, stable, wet foam necessary for cleaning while reducing dry-out or run-off. It cleans ferrous and stainless surfaces, particularly vertical and overhead surfaces. The foaming acid rinses with potable water and without streaking. When used according to manufacturer’s instructions, it is safe to use on stainless steel alloys with controlled etch on aluminum, copper, and ferrous alloys. Madison Chemical, madchem.com.