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Pouched onions prosper under high-pressure water

A system that uses high-pressure water to kill food pathogens helped Winsoms of Walla Walla launch 8-oz and 2 1/2-lb resealable pouches of refrigerated, chopped onions to the Pacific Northwest this month, with nationwide distribution expected by next year.
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Machine Product Brief
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Metal detector

Safeline releases its Powerphase Plus metal detector. Machine operates at frequencies far higher than those typically used in the food processing industry, company says.
Machine Product Brief
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Columbia/Okura: Robotic rejection palletizing

Columbia/Okura’s line of robotic palletizers can be configured for easy separation and removal of out-of-specification products, whether packed in bags, cases, or bundles, company says.
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Louli joins Safeline

George Louli joins metal detector manufacturer Safeline Inc.
Machine Product Brief
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All-Fill Inc: Checkweigher for tough-to-handle pouches

The Apha PW-12 powered checkweigher weighs up to 200 irregularly shaped or unsupported pouches/min at an accuracy of +- 0.5 g. It easily integrates into existing lines and accepts flexible or rigid packages up to 8 lb in sizes to 14’’ x 8’’.
Machine Product Brief
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OCS Checkweighers Inc: Checkweigher

OCS Checkweigher (Snellville, GA) offers the HC-Pharma, a special system designed to handle up to 16 different infeed screws. Machine can therefore accommodate more than 45 different product shapes and sizes within a single production line.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Metal detector

The Goring Kerr DSP IP metal detector from Thermo Electron (Minneapolis, MN) features an internal power supply that is said to save space on a production line and reduce costs on hardware and wiring.
Machine Product Brief
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Lock Inspection Systems: Triple-frequency metal detector

Lock Inspection Systems (Fitchburg, MA) offers the MET 30+3ƒ triple-frequency metal detector. Machine operates at 3 crystal frequencies: high, medium, and low.
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High-pressure washdown metal detector

Thermo Electron’s Goring Kerr (Markham, Ontario, Canada) introduces what it claims is the world’s very first food and beverage metal detection system that is impervious to high-pressure washdown.
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A revealing look at X-ray technology

Further information from our October Question-and-Answer format interview with Wayne Knigge.

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