Plant-based protein diets have been heavily promoted in recent years as traditional meat producers and dairy companies look for ways to excite consumers with nutritional, healthy and premium food and drink products. While COVID-19 has increased consumers’ interest in plant-based diets, they are also paying more attention to ingredients and practices that support safer, alternative food and drink production and innovation. For example, a third (33%) of Indian consumers* pledge to eat fewer animal products (e.g., dairy, meat) as part of their post-COVID food and drink resolutions; in South Korea, 71% of consumers** agree that climate change will have an effect on the foods/drinks they buy; meanwhile, 57% of urban Chinese consumers agree that the environment has become a higher priority since the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more
Food and beverage processing plants in Australia will soon have access to a complete range of corrosion-resistant ball bearings and ball bearing housed units from Timken® to meet their rotating equipment needs. Industrial Solutions Australia will have the new Timken products available across its business network of CBC, BSC and Webster BSC branches as early as May.
Tony Tormey, Industrial Solutions Australia Product Manager for Industrial Bearings, says the new Timken products have already generated a lot of interest among the industry players.
“The food market generally lacks a single brand solution when it comes to bearing requirements. Food and beverage plants that deal with harsh chemicals and aggressive washdowns can benefit from maximising their hygiene levels with Timken’s new corrosion-resistant range,” says Tony.
The Timken Company have now, launched a new corrosion-resistant ball bearing product range for applications that require ball bearings to withstand chemical washdowns and wet environments.
ifm shows that it can offer full solutions for all factory automation, 24 hours a day.
Whether a company is an OEM, a packaging or process factory, there are constant needs to produce high quality products at reduced costs, while effectively managing the high amount of workflow in a factory.
Smart factory solutions allows companies to locate bottlenecks, eliminate downtime and increase production.
ifm can help integrate current equipment, automate processes and have full transparency in the production process and remotely monitor the entire factory workflow to make informed decisions with business-critical knowledge.
When Jano Crema had an issue with rejects on his paper cup lid processing line, he needed a solution that would not only solve the issue, but add further value down the line. He found it. Here’s how. Read more
foodpro is looking forward to uniting the industry 25-28 July 2021 at Sydney Showground. Read more
For some SMBs, a journey towards industry 4.0 can seem daunting and inaccessible. With tech advancements feeling too expensive, or out of their league. But it doesn’t have to be that way says OFS.
Endeavour Foundation’s packaging capabilities have helped it create a diverse portfolio of clients, from the small to the large, and the company’s adaptability and innovation has helped it carve out a uniquely valuable spot in the market.
Heat and Control’s IX-GA X-ray series has been designed to meet food industry safety standards on a range of levels, quite literally. Shanna Wong explains.
Australian company Candan Industries first introduced its popular Inox MX3 product in 1989 as an anti-corrosion and anti-moisture lubricant.
The product’s popularity has grown over the years as both industrial and domestic consumers keep finding new applications for it in their everyday maintenance tasks.
Inox MX3FG, a low-odour equivalent of the original Inox MX3 was introduced in 2008 to fill a gap for odour-free, food-grade lubricants. Today, the the MX3FG has found widespread popularity in par with the original MX3 product.
“Maintaining hay balers is often very challenging because they are used in a very dusty environment; so you need chains that are good quality and you can get good usage out of them,” says Nathan Duffield, general manager and co-owner of ND & JA Giles in South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula.
For the small family business that supports the local agricultural industry with mechanical repair services, Diamond chains sourced through CBC have proven to be even more reliable than the genuine chains on the machines.
“Often times when a hay baler comes in for servicing and if the chain needs replacing, we use the corresponding Diamond chains to replace the old chains,” says Duffield.
When asked ‘Why aren’t more food and beverage manufacturers considering the viability of belt drives versus chain drives in their processes?’ CBC sales representative Steve Cutajar says he thinks they absolutely should.
“The synchronous belt technology is a relatively new technology whereas roller chains have been used across the industry for many years. That’s why some manufacturers are still hesitant to try belt drives in their operations. But synchronous belt technology has come a long way in recent years and today, belts can easily replace chains in many power transmission applications.”
Steve uses an example from one of CBC’s clients, a major food processing company in Adelaide that produces grain by-products for export. Using the Timken Panther XT synchronous belts to replace chain drives, the company generated cost savings of $26,000 over six years.
Meeting customers’ needs was pivotal in Unilever deciding to take on board PLM solutions from Siemens Digital Industries Software. Food & Beverage Industry News explains.
SKF has come up with a solution that not only stops bearings from potentially contaminating production lines, while still offering great performance. Food & Beverage Industry News explains.
In 2020, countless industries across the globe felt the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. These challenges were especially felt by industries that rely heavily on foot traffic, people being able to be closer than two meters and travel.
Schutz Industries, a company based in Eudanda township in South Australia, has been a market leader in manufacturing complete hay press plant lines for the past 20 years.
With customers all across Australia and a booming hay export industry, Schutz Industries’ purchasing officer Mark Waldhuter says business has never been better.
PBBG’s Paul Brady knows the importance of the cold chain process in Australia’s food landscape and knows what it takes to build an efficient cold storage facility. Food & Beverage Industry News explains.
Neglected hose assemblies can pose serious risks to food and beverage plants. Unfortunately, they are overlooked too often.
Steve Glatz, sales and marketing manager at Dixon Australia, says premature failures of hose assemblies can arise from a host of different reasons.
“Improper application is the most common cause of failure. The maximum operating pressure of the hose, the recommended temperature and the fluid compatibility of the
hose are all factors that should be considered.”
Collier & Miller, a Griffith-based agricultural engineering and retail business, have been purchasing Carlisle belts by Timken from BSC for nearly 40 years. Collier & Miller’s senior staff member Mark Stewart talks about why the belts have been so popular with his customers.
“Our customers have been very happy with the reliability and the cost effectiveness of the Carlisle belts. Why else would we still be selling them after 40 years?” says Mark.
To read the full article, click here.
LOCTITE anaerobic adhesives have become synonymous with agricultural equipment assembly and maintenance. BSC Product Manager for Adhesives & Sealants, Michael Rowe, explains how LOCTITE threadlockers should be used in the field to provide maximum reliability of locking components into place.
“Thermal cycling is as big a problem for fasteners as vibration from the actual machine use is. Generally, agricultural equipment is used outdoors and parked or stored outdoors, so it is exposed to all the elements – heat, morning frosts, rain and so on,” explains Michael.