Munson Machinery Inc. (booth 3376) highlights its Model VB-10-316S Sanitary Vee-Cone Blender. This 10 cu ft (283 liter) capacity blender achieves gentle, uniform blending of dry and/or granular materials in as little as 5 min. Smooth internal surfaces free of baffles, shafts, and bearings, allows complete discharge and rapid sanitizing.
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Anton Paar USA (booth 2082) showcases its MCR Modular Compact Rheometer. More versatile than ever, the new MCR Modular Compact Rheometer series offers one thing first and foremost: An open range of possibilities. Whichever application, users can trust that they are always covered—in quality control or research & development.
Shoe Inn/E Complete LLC (booth 3480) will be displaying its Fusion Auto Bootie Dispenser. Many food companies require the use of shoe covers for food safety and other reasons. Shoe Inn’s innovative time and cost saving customized automatic shoe cover dispensers make putting on shoe covers faster, easier, and safer while meeting health codes.
Rudolph Research Analytical’s (booth 4101) J457 Refractometer has several innovations for the food industry: smart measure system reports prism cleanliness, totally free operation where sample loading and cleaning is automatic, and detection of improper sample loading. The refractometer has a wide measuring range making it capable of measuring materials like essential oils and food chemicals.
by Toni Tarver
Every year, hundreds of companies come to the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo® to exhibit the latest food products, ingredients, and innovations that make producing safe, abundant food easier. Integral to the success of this show is the development of new products and technologies. At the New Products & Technologies Showcase on Sunday, June 12, several companies revealed some of the most innovative ideas in the food industry. Two items on display at this year’s showcase are the IRIS Visual Analyzer by Alpha MOS (booth 4108) and Ergo-D2 by Total Nutraceutical Solutions.
The IRIS Visual Analyzer is said to capture the palatability of foods through a visual assessment that measures qualitative and quantitative attributes. This unique tool for advanced color analysis monitors the shelf life and stability of food products while conducting surface analyses and benchmarking against similar products. The analyzer contains a CCD camera and powerful data processing software, allowing the distinguishing of several color parameters and processing of multivariate statistics. The IRIS Visual Analyzer joins Alpha MOS’s family of products that digitize human senses (e.g., an electronic tongue and an electronic nose).
Ergo-D2 is a novel ingredient that possesses high levels of three bioactive health-promoting compounds: vitamin D2, L-ergothioneine, and beta glucans. This functional ingredient is said to have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Mushrooms grown through a specialized process are the source for Ergo-D2, and the ingredient is said to be ideal for the fortification of both health-promoting foods and cosmeceuticals.
These products as well as many others are on display at the IFT Food Expo.
ALPHA M.O.S.’ (booth 4108) Heracles II Electronic Nose uses fast gas chromotography with two columns of different polarities mounted in parallel and connected to two detectors. It has high repeatability (RSD < 0.3% on retention times and RSD <3% on peak areas) allowing headspace or liquid injection modes. The integrated solid adsorbent trap thermo-regulated by Peltier cooler (0-260°C) achieves pre-concentration of light volatiles. Fast column heating rates (up to 600°C/min) make typical analysis cycle time around 5 min.
The PC interface monitors parameters settings, programs, FID ignition, etc. Besides classical chromatography, it provides powerful tools such as sample fingerprint analysis & comparison, qualitative and quantitative models, quality control cards. The database integrates info on sensory features linked to the chromatograms peaks. Compounds and sensory info are classified by application area. This integrated database (Kovats indices) also facilitates peak identification; it can be enriched with user data.
C.W. Brabender Instruments Inc.’s (booth 5100) new Farinograph-AT has advancements that center around the automatic water dosing system which eliminates the potential for operator error during the addition of water to the flour in the mixer measuring head. The new model offers a higher torque range which is better suited when investigating various speed profiles and calculating missing energy for new applications including chocolate, chewing gum, cheese, meat, fish, full formula dough, etc.