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Loma Systems: Metal detector

The IQ2 metal detector from Loma Systems (Carol Stream, IL) has been engineered to offer greater reliability with fewer components. Due to software advances, 1 chip performs functions that formerly required 7.
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Among the packaged fresh produce marketed by Reichel Foods are carrots and, most recently, sliced apples.
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Sliced apples stay fresh for 36 days

Reichel Foods has moved from nacho chips and dip to luncheon meat to PBJ ‘Snax’ to carrots to celery, all in thermoformed trays. Now comes sliced apples with a 36-day refrigerated shelf life.
Craig Reichel admires freshly sliced apples that have just been loaded into trays thermoformed on used, rebuilt equipment.
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Rebuilt gear means speed to market

Beginning with two metal detector/checkweighers and moving quickly to htf/f/s machinery, Reichel Foods has had a positive experience with rebuilt packaging equipment.
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Coders save company its sweet time

Just Born’s ink-jet coders print date codes on cartons and trays of candy with minimal changeover time.
Gorton's of Gloucester operated with an HACCP program 20 years before it was required, and its packaging has several control poi
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Something fishy about HACCP

FDA and USDA plan to re-examine seafood and meat inspection programs, and to consider possible tightening of regulations.
Romance Foods produces filled and unfilled cooked pasta and sauces (above). Packaged pasta goes through a microwave/convection p
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Fresh pasta maker romances long shelf life

Romance Foods pasteurizes its cooked, packaged pastas using a combination microwave/convection oven to achieve 75-day refrigerated shelf life.
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Filler meets tough standards at Stonyfield (sidebar)

Cartoner delivers downstream
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Loma Systems: Metal detector

New, high-speed processing software is incorporated into Loma’s (Carol Stream, IL) IQ2 metal detector. The software generates higher levels of sensitivity to metal contamination while eliminating outside interference, such as RF, vibration and voltage spikes.
Totes in tall (above right) and medium (above and right) heights are filled with prepackaged auto supplies at the Pep Boys' Ches
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HDPE totes fit Pep Boys

Reusable HDPE totes in two heights with one footprint improve cube efficiency on pallets and lower damage at a Pep Boys distribution center.
Moving spouts (inset) travel with the bags as they fill three bags simultaneously. The entire packaging line (above) is controll
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Controls push speed limit

U.S. Sugar fills two 5-lb bags/sec with better than ±0.1% accuracy thanks to a state-of-the-art sugar-filling line powered by the latest in servo drive, PLC and networking technology.

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