Italian Sorting Technologies for grain, seeds, rice and pulses sorting
IST is a global supplier of optical colour sorting equipment to the food processing industry for all types of grains, pulses and seeds. Thanks to its highly specialised R&D team, IST offers its customers constant innovation with cutting-edge design and precision-engineered technology.
INFINITY AND INFINITY PLUS OPTICAL SORTER FOR GRAIN, SEEDS, PULSES AND RICE SORTING
IST most advanced portfolio of optical sorting solutions which can detect any flaws in the product under inspection thanks to digital colour cameras able to detect up to 16 million colours and defects as small as 0.09 mm.
Infinity and Infinity Plus sorting equipment is suitable to process any type of dry granular product, including seeds, grains, pulses and oilseeds. Different types of feed mechanisms can be fitted according to product characteristics. Available in 6 styles, fitted with 1 to 6 chutes, Infinity machines can process up to 25 tons/h of grains.
FULL COLOUR TRICHROMATIC AND SHAPE SIZING TECHNOLOGY
The trichromatic and full-colour technology of Infinity and Infinity Plus sorters enables the detection of the subtlest colour nuances of the product to be inspected with human eye accuracy.
Thanks to this technology, sorting is much more accurate and enables to minimise waste and optimise the quality of products, thereby delivering safe, market-ready products.
The software also enables the combined use of recognition of shape, colour and size in order to simulate as much as possible the human eye.
CUTTING-EDGE PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE
The software enables customers to set up the sorter independently, without the need for a technician. Indeed, it will be sufficient to scan the acceptable product sorting characteristics and processing can begin a few minutes later.
ULMA Inoxtruck designs and manufactures material handling equipment for clean rooms. They supply innovative solutions for the food industry as well as the pharmaceutical, medical, microelectronics and aeronautic clean rooms. ULMA Inoxtruck produces material handling equipment following the guidelines of hygienic designs that are required by the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for the processing and packaging lines.
SOLUTIONS FOR FOOD INDUSTRIES
HYGIENIC SOLUTIONS FOR LOAD HANDLING IN CLEAN ROOMS
Hand Pallet Truck
Nominal capacity 1500-2000 kg ‘Cleanable solution for goods transport’
The MPT 2013 Series hand pallet trucks are specially designed to handle fish, dairy product, meat, fruit and vegetable in aggressive environments in the food and agricultural sector guaranteeing strict hygiene compliance in this highly demanding area. Read more
Electric Pedestrian Pallet Truck
Nominal capacity 1600-2500kg ‘High productivity with hygienic design’
The ULMA Inoxtruck 100% stainless steel electronic pedestrian pallet truck provides innovative and hygienic design, ideal for fish, dairy product, meat, fruit and vegetable in aggressive environments in the food and agricultural sector guaranteeing strict hygiene compliance in this highly demanding area. Read more
Electric Scissor Highlifter
Nominal Capacity 1000kg ‘Hygienic and ergonomic working Table’
ULMA Inoxtruck electric scissor highlifter offers an innovative design to improve the ergonomics in the handle of fish, dairy product, meat, fruit and vegetables and the load keep always to the suitable height to collect/deposit them and reducing the effort. Read more
Electric Platform Pallet Truck
Nominal Capacity 2000-2500kg ‘Long distance goods transport in harsh environments’
The ULMA Inoxtruck 100% stainless steel electronic paltform pallet truck provides innovative and hygienic design, ideal for fish, dairy product, meat, fruit and vegetable in aggressive environments in the food and agricultural sector guaranteeing strict hygiene compliance in this highly demanding area. Read more
Electronic Pedestrian Stacker
Nominal Capacity 1000-1200 kg ‘Maximum hygiene at load stacking’
ULMA Inoxtruck electronic pedestrian electronic stacker provides a hygienic and innovative design, solving all needs for the stacking and the storage of fish, dairy product, meat, fruit and vegetable at different heights. These 100% stainless steel electronic stackers offer a residual load capacity at maximum height. Read more
Manual Stacker Mini-Load
Nominal Capacity 200kg ‘Frontal and side reel ergonomic and safe handling’
Cleanrooms are environments of low temperatures and high humidity, therefore the manual handling of loads is a hard job that may cause possible injury. The 100% stainless steel and cleanable manual Mini-Load Stacker ULMA Inoxtruck, solves this problem, enabling ergonomic and easy handling meat, fish, dairy product, fruit and vegetable.Read more
Electromanual Mini Load Stacker
Nominal capacity 200 kg ‘Minimum effort for roll handling at height’
The 100% cleanable Electromanual Mini Load stackers with electric lifting system are designed to handle rolls, boxes, tilting attachments or other implements in production clean rooms and packaging lines of meat, fish, dairy, fruit and vegetable. Read more
Electromanual Maxi Load Stacker
Nominal capacity 600 kg ‘High load capacity at height’
The 100% cleanable Electromanual Maxi Load stackers with electric lifting system are designed to handle rolls, boxes, tilting attachments or other implements in production clean rooms and packaging lines of meat, fish, dairy, fruit and vegetable. Read more
Bottom Roll Trolley
Nominal capacity 1500-2000 kg ‘Ergonomic solution for bottom roll handling’
This innovative trolley has been designed and manufactured by ULMA Inoxtruck to make the hard task of replacing the film rolls of the machines for wrapping/packaging meat, fish, dairy product, fruit and vegetable. Read more
Electromanual Tilter EBT10
Nominal capacity 1000 kg ‘Maximum ergonomics at load tilting’
ULMA Inoxtruck EBT10 tilters allow an ergonomic handling/casting of loads, thanks to the tilting system of 85º and 105º. These models have an innovative design that makes possible an ergonomic handling/tilting to conveyor belt or other containers of products of fish, dairy, meat, fruit and vegetable industry reducing efforts. Read more
Electromanual Tilter EBT300
Nominal capacity 300 kg ‘Maximum ergonomics at load tilting’
The ULMA lnoxtruck tilters, specially designed for the industry of seafood, meat, vegetables and dairy products are mobile models developed for effective turning /casting of containers, euro bins and drums to conveyor belts or working tables.
SL Series: low-speed L-seal hood machines (up to 300 packs per hour), ideal for the packaging of small/average-sized products.
S Series: L-seal hood machines with outputs ranging up to 900 packs per hour, for the packaging of small/average-sized products.
FP Series: L-sealers, available in manual, semi-automatic and automatic version (up to 3,000 packs per hour) and automatic side sealers (up to 7200 packs per hour and 9000 packs per hour with customised solutions)
BP Series: shrink wrappers with sealing bar and overlap shrinkwrappers, for the packaging of bottles, cans, boxes, jars and many other products for countless market sectors.
The automotive industry is faced with unparalleled material handling challenges. Load carriers range from various pallet sizes to numerous types of metal bins and specialised transportation racks for stamped components.
VARIABLE LENGTH AND WIDTH
Most steel containers have insert pockets for the lift truck forks but the position of those pockets are rarely the same. This means the distance measured over the forks often requires frequent readjustment. Since the depth of the loads, (cages, boxes, bins, etc…), varies as much as the width, the fork length required for safe support and transport also varies and often requires to lift trucks with different sized fork lengths. The extra time and equipment needed to deal with these challenges escalate operational costs.
THE PERFECT COMBINATION!
The solution to this handling problem is quite simple. By combining a forks-positioner or forks-spreader with hydraulic-telescopic KOOI-REACHFORKS®, both width over the forks and length of forks can be adjusted at the touch of a lever. Depending on the application and if there is less frequent need for variable fork length, Manual Extendable KOOI-REACHFORKS® can also be used.
IMPROVED EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY
The combination of forks spreading and fork extensions save time, improves operational safety and can reduce the number of forklift trucks needed within the operation. Having the ability to quickly adjust the fork length also helps prevent damage to load carriers and to a product as the correct fork length is always available.
AIR CUSHION (Bubble wrap, Void & cushion) – AIR PILLOWS PACKAGING SYSTEMS & MATERIALS
Versatile, reliable inflatable packaging products
Increase productivity with Storopack’s versatile inflatable packaging air pillow machines. Choose from a variety of air cushion and bubble packaging products for void fill, wrapping, and block and brace.
AIRplus® air bag packaging is the perfect option for fast, lightweight void fill. This type of block and brace packaging gently holds your products in place during transport. For protective wrapping, Storopack offers AIRplus® Cushion Film and AIRplus® Bubble for an on-demand bubble style wrap.
Storopack’s air cushion machines are designed for speed and performance. They’re compact enough for a single packaging table, yet powerful enough to integrate into a high-volume packaging delivery system. Variable speed controls allow you to manage the system for your application.
Storopack AIRplus® inflatable air packaging machines are easily tailored to individual requirements, providing the perfect protective packaging solution that integrates effortlessly into any packing line. Their small footprint and large production capacities provide optimum performance for any packaging environment‚ regardless of volumes.
Portable, small footprint
Completely programmable for speed and air fill
Easy to load and operate
Stand or tabletop operation
Integrates easily into single or multiple packing stations
Multiple accessories and options for even more efficiencies
STOROPACK – AL THIKA PACKAGING LLC
Al Thika Packaging is the exclusive distributor of Storopack in the Middle East. Since 1994 Al Thika has been supplying best packaging machine including Airplus & Paperplus in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Al Ain – UAE, Saudi Arabia, Muscat, Oman and the many other Gulf countries.
The underwater data loggers record seawater temperature data for a variety of scientific research studies in UK waters and further afield.
Tritonia Scientific Ltd. provides specialist diving support for underwater scientific research projects, either university-based programmes or in support of government agency science. Tritonia has used Aquatic 2 Tinytag data loggers for many years, using divers to deploy and retrieve these loggers as it removes the need for buoyed lines rising to the surface which could be pulled up or run over by mistake.
The recorded data has been used in numerous studies across a number of scientific disciplines. Aquatic temperature data is important for understanding how ecosystems function and the long-term consequences of anthropogenic drivers, for example, the steady rise in greenhouse gas emissions, and dynamic changes in temperatures. The monitoring takes place over a number of time phases and at different depths depending on the nature of the study, but some of the studies are now yielding long-term time series of over 20 years.
Typically the data loggers are used to verify seawater temperature proxies. An example of this is the long-lived molluscArctica islandica which is used by scientists to generate time-series using their growth rings. Tritonia’s temperature datasets can be used to match the modern growth rings against known temperatures. Another use is to deploy the loggers over a latitudinal range to generate temperature profiles against which scientists can compare the growth rates of subtidal kelp species in order to predict what the future impacts may be of warmer seas around the UK.
The data loggers monitor the changes in seawater temperatures at different depths, typically 10, 20 and 30 metres. Monitoring intervals on the long-term time series are set to either 10 or 12 minutes. Most of the data loggers used on the long-term monitoring have been deployed off the west coast of Scotland, but they have also been used on short-term experiments in the tropics and in both Polar Regions. The loggers are deployed in pairs just in case of any losses or failures.
Martin Sayer is Tritonia’s Managing Director and has used Tinytags since the mid-1990s when they were the first product that provided the capability of long-term temperature monitoring at low costs. He comments, “We have simply stayed with the product because of its reliability. The latest versions are easy to use and are very resistant to being used in such a challenging environment. They provide a reliable and cost-effective way of generating high quality subtidal temperature datasets.”
Are packing efficiency, productivity, and security important to your organisation? How about brand awareness and customer satisfaction? It’s hard to imagine any company saying “No” to these questions, which is why it’s easy to understand that organisations looking to improve their financial performance and gain market share continue to switch to water-activated tape (WAT).
Also known as paper tape, gummed tape, or Kraft tape, WAT delivers all these benefits and more. Many of the country’s most recognised brands rely on WAT to meet their packaging needs, including leaders in clothing and home decor, automotive aftermarket parts, furniture, outdoor gear, and sporting goods. When they do, they trust the water-activated tape dispensers from Better Packages, a company that has been a pioneer and leader since 1917 and even has one of its dispensers in the Smithsonian Institute!
BETTER PACKAGES: MORE THAN A CENTURY OF LEADERSHIP IN WATER-ACTIVATED TAPE DISPENSERS
When it comes to proof that a company understands its customers and continually develops products that meet their needs, nothing speaks louder than longevity. Better Packages has been partnering with businesses for more than a century, helping them seal and ship their merchandise faster and more effectively.
In fact, the company was founded in 1917 by brothers Alfred and Theodore Kruger who developed tape dispensers to capitalise on the invention of the water-activated tape by Thomas Edison a few years prior. Before the legendary inventor came up with the idea for WAT, packages were generally closed with twine. Today, Better Packages water-activated tape dispensers continue to lead the way in quality, innovation, and safety.
The Many Advantages of Better Packages Water-Activated Tape Dispensers
Below are some of the top reasons to use water-activated tape dispensers from Better Packages. The dispensers:
Come in manual and electric versions. Within those general categories, there are multiple models to choose from.
Are easy to use. All it takes is the pull of a handle or press of a button or foot pedal to produce a perfectly prepared strip that is ready to apply to a carton.
Include versions that hold 1,000-foot rolls of tape, versus the usual 600-foot rolls. This means less downtime for replacing rolls and maximum productivity.
Can dispense both pre-set and customised tape lengths. Some of our models give you the option to produce standard strips or pieces tailored to a unique carton.
Include low-profile models. Limited area in your packing station? We have space-saving options.
Can accommodate up to 4-inch tape widths. Some models have this capability, which is important in the sealing of certain types of cartons.
Include inkjet models that can print directly on the tape. Print branding or messaging on a strip of tape and prepare it to be applied to a carton all in one operation!
Are reliable and long-lasting. With proper care and maintenance, a Better Packages water-activated tape dispenser can last for decades. Some customers have units that have been in operation for over 20 years.
Al Thika Packaging is the exclusive distributor of Better Packages in the Middle East. Since 1994 Al Thika Packaging has been supplying protection tape equipment, carton sealing machine and water activated tape dispenser for food, pharmaceuticals and e-commerce industries in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Al Ain – UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and the many other Gulf countries.
Masterplat Plus LP is a turntable wrapping machine for wrapping products with stretch film in vertical. The operator can access from every side and load the machine with hand pallet truck via the suitable ramp or using a forklift truck.
Masterplat Plus LP includes a thin basement, only 30 mm thick, which allows to avoid frequent accidental bumps with the fork of the forklift truck and an easy loading. It is also suitable to save space thanks to the reduced dimensions of the new ramps and the quality of the new patented disc rolling system gives the machine a great reliability.
Al Thika Packaging is the exclusive distributor of Robopac company in the Middle East. Since 1994 Al Thika has been supplying horizontal & vertical Stretch wrapping machines for food, beverages & non-food industries in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Al Ain – UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and the many other Gulf countries.
Robopac shows Rconnect, a technologically advanced monitoring system that combines innovation and connection, allowing complete control of the operation of the machines and a total support to the final customer.
The FRD film carriage with Mechanical Brake is manually adjusted and has an indicator to show the tension setting. There is also a tension on/off lever to allow film to be released for attaching to the pallet without altering the film tension. This system allows tension to be constant and not effected by the size of the film reel.
The PGS film carriage is fixed gear 250% power pre-stretch and the force to load (tension) is controlled by a strain gauge, adjusted on the control panel. There are also options of 150%, 200% and 300% gears on this machine.
Low thickness basement compatible with the Masterplat and Rotoplat range. Manage an easy loading with manual transpallet.
From the smallest feature to the big picture, Mettler Toledo solutions are designed to suit the widest range of meat, poultry and seafood applications and solve many of the most frustrating product inspection challenges.
SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF HIGH FALSE REJECT RATES DURING METAL DETECTION
For metal detectors, certain applications are more challenging than others. For example, the moisture content in meat, poultry and seafood products can lead to the generation of signals that mimic the presence of metal – a phenomenon known as the ‘product effect’. These signals typically result in high false reject rates because the alternative is to reduce the detection sensitivity, which runs a higher risk of contaminants making it to the consumer. Multi-Simultaneous Frequency technology and Product Signal Suppression can now be combined to overcome this problem.
By minimising the product signal, Profile Advantage metal detectors are able to inspect products at full sensitivity. The outcome is that much smaller contaminants are found without all of the time and waste associated with rejecting the good product.
Learn more about solving ‘product effect’ by reading our white paper
EASIER TO CLEAN X-RAY SYSTEMS IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY
Opportunities to improve processes should be taken wherever and whenever possible, including when equipment is offline.
By focusing on quality in every design detail, our new generation of x-ray inspection systems
have a number of features that significantly reduce the time and effort required for maintenance and cleaning.
For example, with all parts including the air conditioner built to IP69 standard, high pressure washdowns and sanitation processes are quicker and easier with no risk of water ingress.
Sloped surfaces and curved edges prevent stagnant water and other debris from collecting, reducing the risk of bacteria traps.
In addition, x-ray inspection systems used to inspect meat and poultry products in process pipelines are designed with aseptic manifolds that are easily removed without tools, making the deep cleaning of machine parts quicker than ever.
Learn more about the importance and benefits of hygienically designed systems in our new white paper
Your production line is unique and presents its own challenges. No matter how good a piece of equipment is, if it can’t be adapted to work around your processes, then it will never deliver on its potential.
Whether your problems relate to limited production space, challenging working environments, specific product handling requirements, connectivity or any number of other issues, finding the best checkweighing solution tailored to your needs is vital for maintaining quality, compliance and productivity.
Learn more about our complete new range of Checkweighing systems