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February 2012
 
by Stephanie Papadakis
 
 
Haak Systems debuts SmartRack barrel-filling control system
Haak Systems has introduced its SmartRack barrel-filling control system for automatically filling wine and spirits barrels without overfilling. Details: haaksystems.net.

Intelligrated showcases InControlWare

InControlWare can efficiently manage both machine and operational resources while increasing facility capacity and lowering distribution costs. Details: intelligrated.com.

A-B-C’s Intelligent Control package enhances decaser

The Model 156 decaser/single filler is equipped with an Intelligent Control package that automatically monitors container flow and adjusts the decasing speed to ensure a continuous fill rate. Details: abcpackaging.com.

Vinotemp’s dual-zone wine-storage options

Vinotemp’s modern Two Drawer Wine and Beverage Cooler can store both cans and bottles, while the traditional 18-bottle Cava Wine Cellar has two temperature zones and eco-friendly thermoelectric cooling technology. Details: vinotemp.com.

KIOTI releases 60-hp range tractor

The RX6010C provides 3,710 pounds of lifting power, while a MLS valve controls the speed of the lift arms to increase operating efficiency and productivity. Details: kioti.com.

DeltaTRAK introduces Mini Data Logger

The FlashLink Mini Data Logger is a small, single-use, in-transit data logger ideal for documenting storage and transport conditions of temperature-sensitive products. Details: deltatrak.com.

Genesis Bio-Gen liquid soil amendment

Genesis developed the Bio-Gen liquid soil amendment, incorporating mycorrhizal species to induce a higher level of infectivity of “living soil” organisms. This leads to improved water and nutrient efficiencies, disease suppression and greater yields. Details: genesis-soils.com.

UPM Raflatac reveals new RH09 hotmelt adhesive

This newly reformulated hotmelt adhesive offers improved convertibility and die-cutting, accelerating press speeds while protecting machinery from adhesive build-up. Details: upmraflatac.com.

New dosimeter tube monitors SO2

Nextteq LLC, a leader in the industrial hygiene and safety industries, offers the Gastec 5DH (sulfur dioxide) direct-read length-of-stain dosimeter tube as an inexpensive way to measure airborne levels of sulfur dioxide. Details: nextteq.com.

Enhanced elements integrate Moyno metering pumps

This metering pump includes enhanced pumping elements and integral VFD/motor controls that improve metering accuracy and repeatability and enhance economical and efficient performance. Details: moyno.com.

Nissan Forklift premieres pneumatic tire engine-powered forklift

Nissan Forklift Corp. introduces the GO6 Series to its Platinum line, which features a larger lifting capacity coupled with a fuel-efficient diesel engine, allowing it to lift loads of up to 17,500 pounds to heights up to 26 feet. Details: nissanforklift.com.

Standard-Knapp unveils Versatron APT case packer

The Versatron APT excels at packing reverse-tapered, locking-shape, trigger and unstable bottles, flasks and  other containers that are traditionally difficult to handle. Details: standard-knapp.com.

Gamajet offers GentleJET for low-pressure barrel cleaning

Gamajet Cleaning Systems announces the GentleJET, a low-pressure barrel-cleaning machine that offers fast and thorough cleaning of wine barrels, removing tartrates and other residues without damaging the barrel and its toast. Details: gamajet.com.

 
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