Volume 2, 2004 Issue 21
New FastBack 260E conveys 100% faster for higher production
Delivering the fastest travel rates of any comparable conveyor, our new FastBack® 260E brings all the advantages of horizontal motion conveying to producers of products requiring high transfer speeds.
The 260E is ideal for frozen french fries and vegetables, snacks and baked products, and even cut lettuce and fresh vegetables. In the case of potato chips, its high-performance design doubles product throughput, transferring product at 40 ft/min (12m/min) compared to
20 ft/min (6m/min) on competitive conveyors.
While its higher throughput increases productivity and overall packaging line efficiency, the FastBack 260E still provides quieter, less damaging and far cleaner conveying than vibratory conveyors. The hallmark of FastBack's gentle horizontal motion is that it reduces build-up in the conveyor pan, dramatically reduces product breakage and damage, and eliminates product segregation and "sifting" of product where smaller pieces settle to the bottom of the pan.
260E has the world's most simple drive… remove it in minutes!
Many new and innovative design features
further separate the FastBack 260E from
- Single side access to the drive components allows tight side-to-side conveyor installations.
- Unitized drive assembly can be quickly changed without removal of the pan or top cover.
- Different pan widths/lengths can be used with the same drive, assuring that the conveyors will not become obsolete.
- Fewer moving parts reduce maintenance and downtime, and spare parts inventory.
- New robust drive design supports 30% higher pan weight capacity, allowing longer pans to be used with only a single drive.
- New drive can be retrofitted to an existing FastBack pan, increasing throughput without the cost of a completely new conveyor!
Faster & Simpler Ishida R Weigher!
Ishida's new CCW-R multihead weigher combines high-tech advancements with unique and user-friendly operator controls to maximize the performance of your
- Speeds up to 180 weighments per minute
- Control unit with Windows XP® operating system
and e-mail capabilities
- Capability for full integration and monitoring of other equipment
on the line through single panel operator interface
- Automatic timing settings that optimize productivity
and reduce operator inputs
- Greater production efficiency
- Unbeatable Ishida weighing accuracy
- Reduced energy consumption
- Waterproof and sanitary construction models available
Faster digital filtering and new calculation methods prevent missed cycles and increase weighing speeds and accuracy. New feeder controls stabilize product flow across the top of the weigher for higher production efficiency. Engineering innovation has refined the performance of feeder drives to such higher degrees that energy consumption has actually been reduced by almost 50% over earlier models.
The improved operator control unit runs with Windows XP, allowing e-mail communication from the panel. Product photographs in the operating presets, taken with a built-in camera, simplify operator setup for the next production run. Simply select the product from the menu, and its preset operating parameters are there. And if you have questions during setup, Ishida's unique "System Assistant" tutorial
can guide you with easy-to-follow procedures.
|Windows XP® operating
system lets you operate
& monitor other line
equipment from one
Ishida also advances system integration capabilities with the new CCW-R, allowing control of the Ishida weigher, bagmaker and checkweigher on a line from any one of these individual machine's control panels. Single panel interface of the line can even be extended to include other manufacturer's equipment!
Twin Drum Spiral Oven
Doubles Your Cooking Control
Heat and Control's Twin Drum Spiral
Oven with round enclosures is the
only twin spiral cooking system that
gives food processors complete and independent control of each drum's
cooking environment, so that they
can follow precise recipes to
produce consistently uniform
Unlike twin spiral ovens in a divided single
enclosure, our new system features
separate enclosures for each spiral to allow maximum temperature and moisture control. Unique features include:
- True Two Zone™ Control
Independent cooking control for each
- Rapid, Uniform Cooking
Uniform airflow across the belt & from
top-to-bottom improves performance
- Superior Sanitation
Cylindrical enclosures eliminate
Competitive designs with one housing for both spirals are not as effective since temperature and moisture tend to seek equilibrium across the barrier that divides the two chambers.
Such designs limit the ability to fully control
the cooking environment, resulting in a compromised cooking process. Heat and Control's all round design provides distinctive benefits. Uniform airflow ensures minimal temperature gradients across the belt, and
from top to bottom. This consistency
generates higher yields, faster cook times
and higher throughputs because there's no need to overcook in order to ensure
that all products are fully-cooked.
Sanitation is fully-automated, and very effective since the round oven design eliminates corners where debris can build up. The clean-in-place system is an integral part of the design, since support piping for the spiral structures also
acts as piping for CIP!
Cylindrical enclosures and an automated CIP system reduce the time & cost
Mechanically our Twin Drum Spiral Oven is the simplest of all competitive systems, with only
a single fan per drum. And for additional cleaning and/or inspection, the top of the drum can actually separate from the base using jack screws to open fully and provide
Kar Nut Revs It Up!
New oil curtain nut roasters & product handling system boost production & quality.
Kar Nut Products has selected Heat and Control frying, blending and distribution equipment to increase production of their premium nut snacks.
The Ferndale, MI snack processor will more
than double production with the installation
of two HeatWave® Nut Frying Systems, 45 FastBack® conveyors,
3 blending systems, and 10 Varilift™ bucket conveyors. "The benefits will be increased capacities while maintaining and elevating our product quality," according
to Matt Spence, Operations Manager
at Kar Nut.
Kar Nut's new HeatWave fryers roast with
oil curtains, improving product consistency
and reducing oil usage and cleaning costs.
"Testing at Heat and Control's Hayward facility was truly the decision maker for this project," says Spence. "Having the equipment set up as it would be in a production facility gave us the opportunity to test our products through several scenarios achieving optimal results.
Heat and Control's pilot plant technologist
was over-accommodating and extremely
knowledgeable about frying processes,
which very quickly helped us dial in the
roast and color qualities we were looking for."
"We decided to purchase the HeatWaves for several reasons. First and foremost was the consistency of the finished product," he explains. "Increasing capacities while reducing labor and oil usage also made the system very attractive."
to buy FastBack product handling equipment was based on several key initiatives that Kar Nut had for planning their new facility. "The way we convey finished product to our packaging system
is currently very laborious and not very gentle. The FastBack system will
not only move our products efficiently," he adds, "but delivering them more gently will maintain product integrity and eliminate separation in our
New High Performance Checkweigher
Ishida's new DACS-Z checkweigher delivers the speed, accuracy, and system controls that meet all of your high-performance checkweighing goals.
Ishida's DACS-Z checkweigher
The unique “FBi” force-balance weigh sensor, built on Ishida's long-standing leadership in
weighing technology, provides the sensitivity
and stability to achieve precise weight verification at speeds up to 600 packages per minute. As an integral part of your quality control program,
the DACS-Z will improve profits and promote customer satisfaction by verifying the accuracy
of your package's contents.
For optimum production efficiency, a large color LCD touchscreen displays operator controls that are clear, concise, and easy to navigate, reducing the risk of operator errors. 100 presets of operating parameters can be stored in memory
to minimize product changeover times, and compact flash memory allows simple off-line reporting and management of production data.
The DACS-Z's streamlined design in
highly-polished stainless steel is open and accessible. It eliminates flat surfaces that accumulate debris and reduces clean-up
costs. The conveyors quickly detach and
install without tools to simplify sanitation
and maintenance procedures.
To expand production
capabilities, the Ishida
is available with:
- Integrated metal detector
- Feedback control to auger filler
- Automatic product rejector
Ishida Total Packaging System
Ishida's innovative new packaging system control network, ITPS-Net™, integrates the controls of each Ishida machine on the line to simplify operator interface, maximize productivity, and expand data communication functions.
- Set up and control any machine on the line from any control panel.
- Common screens are user-friendly, simplify operator training, and reduce risk
of operator errors.
- Self-diagnosis of line operations increases production efficiency.
- Connect control units to the Ethernet plant network for immediate data analysis.
- E-mail statistics, machine settings, and other data using the message function.
The Ishida Total Packaging System network can be expanded to include controls for infeed equipment, metal detectors and data printers for further control and analysis of the entire packaging line's performance.
Weigh, Print & Label 100 Packs/Min
Packaging solutions from Heat and Control now include an Ishida Weigh Price Labeler that delivers unmatched speed, accuracy, consistency and reliability.
The Model WPL-5000 is ideal for poultry, meat, fish, cheese, produce and prepared meal applications, and utilizes Ishida's state-of-the-art technology to simplify operation and maximize production efficiency.
- Maximum productivity – A print speed of 255mm/sec enables high-quality label printing at speeds in excess of 100 packs
- Accurate labeling – Ishida's unique applicator insures precise top and bottom label placement, even onto products with curved or
- Fast changeovers – Press two keys and the printer
and side guides move automatically to pre-programmed positions, so the next production run can
- Compact design – A small footprint integrates
easily into existing lines and factory layouts.
- Easy cleaning – Stainless steel construction, and conveyors that are easily removed and replaced
without tools, allow fast and effective sanitation
- Data management – Built-in Ethernet capability allows
real-time production data analysis and diagnostics
from a remote location.
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