Tech United Fresh 2014 expo notes 2 By Fred Wilkinson June 13, 2014 | 11:47 am EDT Comments DELTATRAK: Pleasanton, Calif.-based DeltaTrak Inc.’s FlashTrak Telematics helps ensure consistent product temperature throughout cold storage facilities or trailers and eliminates the need to pulp product to check internal load temperatures, says Alex Carrillo, salesman. Photo By Fred Wilkinson IFCO: Dan Walsh, president of the North American business for IFCO Systems U.S. LLC, Tampa, Fla., shows off promotional wraparounds for RPCs. They attach quickly with a Velcro strip and can help promote products, increase sales and save time for produce department staff, Walsh says. Photo By Fred Wilkinson POYLMERLOGISTICS: Mia Hagen, customer service manager for Riverside, Calif.-based Polymer Logistics Inc., says the Wood-look Returnable Plastic Crate is offered in a variety of sizes for different commodities and merchandising needs. Photo By Fred Wilkinson KMT WATERJET: Skip Reynolds, manager for food and emerging markets for Baxter Springs, Kan.-based KMT Waterjet Systems Inc., demonstrates waterjet cutting of lettuce. Studies have shown enhanced product life and quality in lettuce cut using the method, he says. Photo By Fred Wilkinson YERECIC: Kristin Yerecic, marketing assistant for Yerecic Label Co. Inc., New Kensington, Pa., says the company’s LabelBling enables holographic films, sparkle inks, embossing or a combination of those effects on fresh produce packaging. Photo By Fred Wilkinson LINKFRESH: Ron Myers, executive vice president for North American operations for Ventura, Calif.-based Linkfresh, says the company’s software employs the latest Microsoft Dynamics AX functionality to set up customized process automation systems throughout the produce supply chain. He says Linkfresh is the only vendor serving the produce industry that will roll out the next generation Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, which will offer enhanced warehousing and transportation management options. Photo By Fred Wilkinson TURATTI: Turatti S.R.L.’s strawberry capper uses blades to remove the strawberry calyx and cut each fruit in half, says Alessandro Turatti, sales director. The unit also is designed to top radishes, he says. Photo By Fred Wilkinson MERITECH: Jim Glenn, CEO of Golden, Colo.-based Meritech, demonstrates its fully automated, no-touch hand-washing system. Anytime a convention attendee used the hand-washing system at the expo, Meritech pledged to donate $1 to raise money and awareness of The Global FoodBanking Network and its affiliates worldwide. Photo By Fred Wilkinson LOCUS TRAXX: Vince Norman, marketing manager for Jupiter, Fla.-based LocusTraxx, shows off the SmartTraxx Go, a disposable temperature recorder that provides streaming, real-time data instantly on temperature and location. LocusTraxx also offers a version of the recorder specifically for ocean shipping and a location-only recorder, Norman says. Photo By Fred Wilkinson TRIANGLE: Kim Magon, marketing manager for Chicago-based Triangle Package Machinery Co., says Triangle’s X-Series VFFS Baggers offer both ultrasonic and heat seal options for leafy greens and other fresh produce packaging. The units can help maximize film use and save on labor and energy costs, Magon says. Photo By Fred Wilkinson BOSCH: Bosch Packaging Technology showed off the SVC 4020 Vertical Form-Fill-Seal Bagger. Jonathon Titterton, director of sales and marketing, says the unit has many fresh produce applications. Photo By Fred Wilkinson BIRKO: Ian Bessell, director of business development and food safety for produce territories for Henderson, Colo.-based Birko, says the entryway foamer helps reduce the risk of foodborne pathogens from being spread throughout a facility. The unit is programmable for timed and regulated application of long-lasting anti-microbial foam, he says. Photo By Fred Wilkinson 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ProduceOps Editor Fred Wilkinson gathered these news items from the trade show at United Fresh 2014 trade show, June 10-13, in Chicago. For related content, see United Fresh 2014 expo news 1, United Fresh 2014 expo news 3 and United Fresh expo notes 4.