Canadian dairy products marketer Natrel is the first North American user of an ultra-high-temperature processing/aseptic filling line. The process permits Natrel to launch single-serve milks and shakes with a 90-day refrigerated shelf life.
FMC FoodTech's(Homer City, PA) Food Systems and Handling Div. has entered into an agreement with Yamato Scale Co. (Akashi, Japan) to distribute Yamato's Dataweigh Sigma series computer combination weigh scales in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Designed to fill four plastic clamshells at a time with loose, flowing product, the SP 450 net weight filler from Lakewood (Holland, MI) features independent weigh hoppers over each of four filling heads.
Two custom vertical form/fill/seal machines help frozen pasta co-packer Mount Rose Ravioli handle the output from processing equipment, increase its speeds and save more than $200ꯠ/yr through reduced labor and product giveaway costs.
Pneumatic Scale (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) has developed a line of high-speed rotary net-weigh filling machines. The PC-based system enables the user to create and edit product recipes or programs, observe real time and historical fill data, diagnose system problems, perform statistical analysis, and print reports.