Mettler-Toledo opens its ANZ head office in Melbourne
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In February, Mettler-Toledo’s new ANZ head office was officially opened by Andrew Bick, Head of Region South Korea/Pacific and General Manager of Australia & New Zealand. Located in Melbourne, the facility provides spacious open areas, well-lit meeting rooms, a cafe and kitchen, and two cutting-edge laboratories. It also features an Industrial & Product Inspection demonstration room, a platform to showcase the company’s latest products and solutions. The move to separate the office and warehouse was necessitated by the expansion of the ANZ business, with the new head office designed t ..read more
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Danfoss iC2 Micro Drive
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Pacific Automation has announced the launch of the Danfoss iC2 Micro Drive compact drive solution, which is designed to deliver performance and energy efficiency in a compact form. Suitable for new or upgraded solutions in a range of applications, the solution has robust functionality and versatility. Key features include: compact design, energy efficiency, easy integration, user-friendly interface, robust performance and retrofitting capability. Built to withstand harsh industrial environments, the drive is engineered to save space while providing high performance. It is designed for seamless ..read more
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Supermarkets could face hefty fines for non-compliance under new code
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The Albanese Government will strengthen the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct, accepting all 11 recommendations of a recent independent review by Dr Craig Emerson. The changes will see the code being made mandatory, with Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and Metcash being subject to multimillion-dollar penalties for serious breaches of the code. “We’re cracking down on anti‑competitive behaviour in the supermarkets sector so people get fairer prices at the checkout,” said Treasurer Jim Chalmers, Agriculture Minister Senator Murray Watt and Competition Assistant Minister Andrew Leigh in a joint statement ..read more
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Mega solar farm for Casella Family Brands' winery
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Trinasolar has partnered with one of Australia’s largest family-owned wineries, Casella Family Brands, to introduce a 5.7 MW solar farm near its production site in Yenda, New South Wales, Australia. The multimillion-dollar solar farm comprises 8730 Trinasolar low-voltage Vertex 650-655W (DEG21C.20) bifacial modules mounted on approximately 100 TrinaTracker (a business unit of Trinasolar) Vanguard 2P trackers, capable of generating 11.53 GWh of electricity annually. This output will fulfil approximately 35% of the power needs of the Yenda facility, which processes and bottles the majority of C ..read more
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Meat processor enhances fire safety
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The causes of fire incidents at meat processing plants can be quite varied, from electrical malfunction, equipment failure and overheating machinery to the combustion of animal fats, oils and other flammable materials. In the event of a fire, the meat processing plant can suffer costly, lengthy production downtime and often cannot reopen for an extended period due to extensive property damage and remediation measures. Unfortunately, processors that butcher and package meat face unique fire protection challenges due to the nature of the working environment. These factors — namely the presence ..read more
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Sugar-reduction technology for fruit ice creams and sorbets
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Founded in 2018, Better Juice developed a patented enzymatic technology to help beverage manufacturers produce lower-sugar fruit juice. The solution has now been expanded for use in fruit ice cream and sorbet applications. While sorbets are often viewed as an innocent fruity delight, the downside is the product's naturally high sugar content. Typical ingredient lists often include around 50% puréed fruit, added sugars or alternative sweeteners and water. “Even products claiming zero added sugar still house approximately 6 to 10% sugar from the fruit juice concentrates alone,” said Gali Yarom ..read more
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Optek OPT0007-ACF60-35 Conductivity Sensor
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Knowing the conductivity of liquid samples is a key parameter to control product quality throughout the production process. The optek ACF60 conductivity sensor is designed to fulfil technical requirements of international regulations for measurements ensuring quality and consistency. The conductivity sensor features a six-electrode, four-pole design. The arrangement of the four current electrodes around the two potential electrodes results in good measurement. The design also provides reduced sensitivity to sensor fouling and polarisation. The combination of optek C800 or C8000 universal conv ..read more
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Mondi TrayWrap secondary paper packaging
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Mondi has created a secondary paper packaging solution for wrapping bundles of food and drinks, replacing plastic shrink film that has been the industry standard. The new paper solution, TrayWrap, is made with Mondi’s Advantage StretchWrap and is being used by a coffee brand to secure 12 coffee packages for transportation. The paper wrap holds the coffee packs tightly in place with 4–6 adhesive dots on the bottom side of the existing corrugated tray. Pre-punched folding points are designed to ensure stability on each open side, meaning that the products can be seen, stacked, transported and ea ..read more
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Research shows why we should be going nuts for weight loss
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Research from the University of South Australia shows that including nuts in calorie-controlled weight loss diets doesn’t hinder weight loss, and instead may have the opposite effect. Analysing the findings of seven randomised controlled trials that assessed weight changes and glycaemic control in energy-restrictive (ER) diets, researchers found that none of the studies produced an adverse effect to weight loss when nuts were included as part of the diet. Instead, four out of the seven studies showed that people who ate 42–84 g of nuts as part of an ER diet achieved significantly more we ..read more
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NZ liquor importer and distributor fined
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An Auckland liquor importer and distributor have been fined NZ$244,000 for attempting to sell thousands of bottles of illegal liquor. Both the importer and distributer were sentenced in the Auckland District Court in April following a prosecution by New Zealand Food Safety. The importer pleaded guilty to three charges under the Food Act 2014, including being an unregistered importer, and the distributer pleaded guilty to one charge under the Food Act. The offending included both companies possessing for sale or selling non-compliant alcohol involving over 5500 bottles of imported liquor that ..read more
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