Bakers Journal

Process Expo announces winning innovative products

November 3, 2021
By Bakers Journal

Chicago – The Process Expo 2021 trade fair opened with an announcement the winners of the 2021 Innovation Showcase, a competition recognizes the top technological innovations in processing for all industry segments in food and beverage.

Each of the Process Expo Innovation Showcase products are on display inside the exhibitor’s booth for the duration of the event.

“We are extremely excited to be able to highlight these innovations whether their advancements were married in a simplicity that excelled in meeting customer demands or in the highly evolved technology hitting the market,” said Kristy Meade, show director for Process Expo.

Submissions from participating exhibitors were reviewed by a multidisciplinary panel of judges from industry-focused academia and winners in seven categories were named:

Bakery, Grains, Nuts, Seeds, Snacks
SideDrive Hygienic Spiral Conveyors
The most hygienic spiral conveyors that can be configured in a vast array of layouts – curved, spiral, with turns, multiple inclines/declines, or straight – and without any transfers.

Beverage, Coffee Blends, Juices
Single Hygienic Quarter Turn for All Enclosure Door Sizes
The main reason water gets into an electrical enclosure is “people don’t turn all the quarter turns”, which is paramount to keep electrical equipment dry. Our Innovation, provides a Single Hygienic Quarter Turn door for every enclosure we manufacture.

Cheese, Dairy, Ice Cream, Milk Yogurt
HANI Clamp-On Temperature Sensor
Omega’s HANI temperature sensor uses a patent pending platform comprised of multiple sensors and a proprietary algorithm to achieve the same accuracy (±0.5?/±0.9?) and fast response times as state-of-the-art invasive sensors without the cost and risk

Confectionary, Candy, Sweets
Wireless & Batteryless Sensors
Everactive has developed breakthrough electronic & radio tech that operates at power levels up to 1,000 times less than of competitors. This allows Everactive’s devices to be powered from tiny amounts of harvested energy, and eliminate batteries.

Meat, Poultry, Seafood
Developed to address the growing demand of poultry processors for automation and flexibility, the KSL DV Intelligent Horizontal Slicer is designed for ZERO-WASTE slicing of poultry meat with its real-time trim-management capabilities.

Pet Foods, Treats
Smart Imaging System
PPO delivers highly effective automation solutions for safety and quality inspection in food processing plants. PPO’s Smart Imaging System combines hyperspectral imaging (hardware), data analytics software, and machine learning to find foreign contaminates

Prepared Foods, Fruits, Vegetables
Brite Belt Scrubbers
Brite Belt Scrubbers provide a consistent and efficient mechanical scrubbing action for flat conveyor belt surfaces. The units break up biofilm and allow your “killer” chemical solution to reach pathogens while also removing residual food debris

The Innovation Showcase is one of many features at this year’s event. Held in McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill., and bringing hundreds of exhibiting companies and qualified visitors together, Process Expo serves the food and beverage processing industry.

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