Altra Industrial Motion, a manufacturer of clutches, brakes, gears and other machines used to power conveyors and other systems has created a Web site tailored to the needs of the food and beverage industry.

Braintree, Mass.-based Altra launched the site, www.altrafoodandbeverage.com, to provide engineers and professionals in the global food and beverage industry with a comprehensive resource for application-specific power transmission and motion control solutions, said Greg Surufka, a company spokesman.


Altra’s fresh produce applications include conveyors that apple grower-shippers use for packing, Surufka said.


Fruits and vegetables is one of the seven application-specific categories available on the new Web site. The category includes a list of products, photos of products and information on how they can improve operational efficiency, productivity, speed and reliability.