Page 80 - Food & Drink Magazine Nov-Dec 2018
P. 80

ENGINEERED for tough environments, the versatile FLT93 switch from AMS is a robust flow/ level sensor with no moving parts. Designed in a stainless-steel package and NEMA 4X enclosure for the most punishing heavy marine seawater, acidic or alkaline fluids and wash-down cycles, the field-proven switch is designed for offshore platforms, marine vessels, refineries, terminals, tank storage and chemical plants.
With no moving parts, this switch offers users a choice of insertion or inline mounting, faster response or high-flow rate capabilities and optional sanitary service.
The FLT93 switch is a dual- function instrument that indicates both flow and temperature, and/or level sensing in a single device. Dual 6A relay outputs are standard and are assignable to flow, level or temperature. Based on FCI’s thermal dispersion expertise, the unique sensor technology of the FLT93 Switches is combined with FlexSwitch temperature- compensation circuitry. The rugged design is reported to make it a perfect fit in harsh conditions that require virtually no maintenance over a long service life.
TO fill the gap between simple motor starters and full- featured frequency inverters, Nord Drive systems has has launched a Nordac Base SK 180E inverter for process engineering. An ATEX-compliant, decentralised frequency inverter, it allows for an economical operation and comes in protection class IP 69K for complete sealing of the housing. This is particularly appealing for processing applications which require frequent high-pressure cleaning.
Specifically designed for simple applications, the compact SK180E can be mounted outside a switch cabinet and concentrates on the essential functions for pumps and conveyor technology. According to Nord, this results in significant savings in both purchase and performance.
The Nordac Base includes power ranges up to 2.2 kW with easy commissioning and operation.
It is also flexible with regards to accessories, function, and a number of communication interfaces, making it compatible with all common bus systems.
The IP 69K housing offers protection against the ingress of dust and jets from high pressure water and steam cleaning.
UK-BASED company KM Packaging
has brought a new, resource-efficient,
reduced-plastic packaging solution to
the Australian food and drink market. The
leading-edge Peel range of advanced lidding
film solutions offers high-performance ‘seal and peal’ solutions for pressed board and renewable pulp trays. When combined with a renewable resource tray with Peel lids, KM Packages says it is giving manufacturers ‘an economical first step in plastic reduction’.
“Testing has shown that fresh fruit producers could achieve a plastic reduction of 95 per cent by moving to a pulp or pressed board tray sealed with Peel lidding film, a fantastic achievement for any customer looking to dramatically reduce their plastic usage. The range’s high-level transparency and clarity create outstanding shelf appeal for fresh produce punnets,” KM Packaging managing director Charles Smithson says.
The versatile Peel lidding film range is suitable for a wide range of needs including ambient, chilled, frozen and dual ovenable applications. Anti-fog is available for chilled packs, and the range can be printed to give products standout on-shelf presence.
The Peel range is suitable for printing, perforation and lamination and is available in a range of thicknesses from 16-40 microns. Mono-PET solutions are also available, offering recyclable solutions, where local collections permit.
A compact and cost-efficient alternative to conventional dewatering technologies is being introduced to Australia and New Zealand by CST Wastewater Solutions.
CTS says the new money-saving KDS sludge dewatering solution can help solve environmental and disposal issues for poultry processors and large food preparation plants.
The KDS Multidisc Separator system requires no washwater, while capturing 90-99 per cent of solids, and is engineered to overcome the limitations of technologies such as screw presses, belt presses and centrifuges currently used.
Applications include small-to- medium poultry, fish, meat and dairy plants as well as large-scale food and beverage kitchens and catering facilities facing the
challenges of handling heavy, sticky wet waste.
The largest KDS unit can handle about
100kg of dry solids an hour at 98 per
cent solids
capture, to produce a more
hygienic and more compact output that
is easier and cheaper to handle and transport, CST
Wastewater Solutions managing director Michael Bambridge says.
80 | Food&Drink business | November-December 2018 |

   78   79   80   81   82