Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 8 2016 - Page 34

HBM High Precision Digital Load Cell For Demanding Applications! H BM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – is pleased to announce the new FIT5A Digital Load Cell, specifically designed to meet the needs of demanding applications where speed and accuracy are key. Housed in a welded casing and hermetically encapsulated, the robust FIT5A load cell is available with an IP rating of up to IP69K, making it suitable to a wide range of demanding process applications with sensors based on strain gauge technology. Suitable for use in a wide range of production environments with harsh ambient conditions, which require dynamic weighing, filling and metering; for example in the food production and process industries; the robust FIT5A load cell offers manufacturers high precision and processing speed. In addition to the standard model, the FIT5A is also available in various extended versions. Through the use of professional HBM software PanelX, which combines support for the configuration process with an intuitive user interface, a wide range of parameters for adjustments and batching processes can be conveniently set. For more information, please contact HBM on +44 (0) 208 515 6000 or visit Based on the very latest HBM strain gauge technology, the innovative new load cell features integrated overload protection and the suitability for legalfor-trade applications per OIML R60 up to 3,000 divisions, which in turn ensures accuracy, reliability and overall safety in any heavy-duty production facility. 3-A Certified UV/Vis/NIR Measurement With An Optical Immersion Probe Hygiene requirements are becoming increasingly strict for production processes, especially in the food and pharmaceutical industries. 3-A certification is an established standard that defines hygiene criteria for technical equipment. A new UV/Vis/NIR optical immersion probe from Hellma Analytics has been specially designed to meet the requirements of this standard and is now officially certified. This guarantees that all probe surfaces that contact the product during its processing are very easy to clean (CIP) and sterilize (SIP) according to 3-A standards. This makes it much easier for planners, production and process managers to integrate in-line measurement into their systems, giving real-time ‘lab analysis’ of critical parameters. 34 FDPP - Meritics Coffee?, Milk? Sugar/Sweetener? Or would you prefer a cola, regular, cherry flavour? Mayonnaise or Ketchup? Chocolate or Ice Cream? Meritics provides instrumentation to measure the particle size, powder flow and viscosity of a wide variety of foodstuffs and beverages to help you with product quality and shelf life, contact us for a free sample analysis. Not sure if you can justify the cost? – We perform contract analysis, hire/rent instruments, and have second hand systems available. Contact us Tel: 01582 704807 or