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HEAT and Control and Key Technology have entered into a strategic partnership to support customers in Australia, New Zealand and India.
Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, has appointed Heat and Control as its exclusive agent to sell and service Key’s digital sorters, vibratory conveyors and other automation systems.
The partnership leverages Heat and Control’s sales and service organisation to sell and support Key’s equipment in the defined regions, including providing application testing, field service and spare parts.
Heat and Control will also manufacture select Key-designed vibratory conveyors at its facilities in Australia and India in strict accordance with Key’s specifications.
Key Technology’s line of equipment complements Heat and Control’s processing and packaging portfolio, giving processors access to a more complete line solution from a single source.
Key Technology’s VERYX digital sorter for fresh and frozen berries
By leveraging Heat and Control’s facilities in
Australia and India, Key can better support
customers with demonstration and application
testing capabilities as well as local ✷ manufacturing to reduce shipping and
expedite delivery of Key’s products, according to the company.
“We have a long-standing history with Heat and Control that has now resulted in a collaborative partnership to deliver innovative, optimised solutions to processors in Australia, New Zealand and India,” Jack Ehren, Key Technology president said.
By adding Key Technology equipment to their product offering in Australia, New Zealand and India, Heat and Control has expanded its portfolio of processing and packaging solutions.
Heat and Control now provides a wider range of solutions for manufacturers of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, nuts, snacks, meat, seafood and other food products.
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Food and packaging industry film and label guide rollers are increasingly made from clean and quick-guiding plastics. The new lightweight Igus Xiros guide rollers from Treotham consist of various tube material and polymer ball bearings with flange. The new rollers are also said to be much easier to install with the task able to be done without tools.
Distributed by Treotham, the key advantage of the lubricant-free Igus polymer ball bearings is there is no risk of contamination due to leaking lubricants. The dry-operating Xiros polymer ball bearings also offer less friction than lubricated metal ball bearings.
Treotham Automation has also broken with tradition in the wine production sector with its lubrication-free Iglidur J plain bearings that replace metallic solutions in grape de-stemming machines. For this critical process, lubrication- and maintenance-free Iglidur J plain bearings mount the inner drum and increase the service life of the machines.
During harvest, grapes are machine picked with stems and stalks still attached. They are then transported into a de- stemming machine that carefully pluck grapes from stems. Using a drum-like sieve, fruit is separated from the stems and stalks in a rotating movement. The environment of dirt, wood and must is a challenge so lubrication-free, chemical resistant and low moisture absorption rate Iglidur J bearings are now being used as they enable a reliable, continuous rotation of the drum.
LEADING safety provider Honeywell Industrial Safety has engineered a safe and reliable hoist for employees who work in tight, confined spaces such as water utilities (sewer lines, pumping &
treatment station), oil, gas, electrical, telecommunications, food and chemical industries. The Honeywell Miller DuraHoist 3Pod is made of high-strength, superior-grade, lightweight aluminium and is adaptable to different manhole sizes between 1m and 2.5m. With adjustable legs with engraved height marking for easy leg-height adjustment, installation in confined spaces is quick and easy and it can be ready to use in as little as two minutes. Equipped with durable foot soles, the 3Pod legs are designed to provide optimum stability and maximum slip resistance to all ground surfaces.
UPM Raflatac, global supplier of
pressure sensitive label materials, has
been working with Multivac to
develop new full-wrap solutions with
self-adhesive labels for food
packaging. With full-wrap labelling, a
label encloses four sides of a pack,
similar to a banderole, offering
various possibilities in the design of
the pack, contributing to the attractiveness of these packs at point of sale.
Self-adhesive full-wrap solutions offer flexibility with the shape and design of the label and maximise product visibility as well as area for branding. They are suited to several types of packs, including vacuum skin packs, thermoformed MAP packs as well as trays and clamshells. As the labels are held by the carrier material, they also can be shaped to fit perfectly to specific food and packages. Full wrap with self-adhesive labels are also a sustainable solution as the backing paper from full wrap can be recycled into new paper with the RafCycle program. | November-December 2018 | Food&Drink business | 81

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