Food technology winners at Anuga FoodTech 2018
The DLG (German Agricultural Society) has announced the winners of the 2018 International FoodTec Award. This year, the prestigious prizes will be awarded to 17 innovations from the international food manufacturing and supply industry.
Five innovations have received the International FoodTec Award in gold, while a further 12 received the silver award.
The award ceremony will take place on March 20, 2018, at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne. The International FoodTec Awards are presented every three years, with winners adjudged by an expert panel.
Gold International FoodTec Award Winners:
Albert Handtmann Maschinenfabrik, Germany
Formsystem: This modular, automated forming system that produces non-encased food products in different, freely selectable geometric shapes such as cylinders, discs, small balls or other 3D forms.
ACCU-CHILL Sauce Cooling: A system for rapid cooling of sauces and heated fluids by means of direct injection of liquid nitrogen. It creates swirling in the mixing zone that enables highly efficient heat transfer to the product. The cooling time is reduced substantially compared to existing methods.
TREIF Maschinenbau, Germany
AVITOS – Frozen meat cube cutter: It has not been possible so far to cut meat products at extremely low temperatures, so against this background, TREIF has developed the AVITOS frozen meat dicer.
This new technology makes it possible to cut blocks of frozen meat and calibrated products into cubes, strips or discs at temperatures down to -18°C, and without preliminary chopping or crushing, and temperature conditioning. This ensures maximum efficiency and safety for the machine operator, reduces power costs and extends the best-before date of the products.
Danish Meat Research Institute, Denmark
DynaCQ – multispectral visual surface inspection: Claimed as the first system that can detect low-density foreign bodies such as soft plastic in fresh meat and meat products.
It has integrated multispectral camera that detects at specific wavelengths and at the same time contains wavelengths in the infrared range. This makes it more precise than the human eye.
DynaCQ detects elements/pieces up to 1.5 mm even at extremely high production speeds – thus high product safety is ensured and costly recalls minimised.
Multivac X‐line: Thermoform packaging machines are generally regulated by time-controlled processes, but this technology, completely sensor-controlled, is claimed as a market first.
Process operations are controlled through fixed process times that are set up by the machine operators via the HMI. Process parameters such as temperatures and pressures are also set in this way.
Silver International FoodTec Award Winners:
- Absolut-Soft (Russia): MESbyMEAT – Software industry solution for the meat industry
- BEHN + BATES Maschinenfabrik (Germany): ROTO-PACKER ADAMS CARE-LINE edition
- Brabender (Germany): Rapid Flour Check
- CSB-Automation (Switzerland): ProMessa 2020
- DIL e.V. (Germany): SmoothCut ONE
- KRONES (Germany): Express Pasteurization Beer
- Minerva Omega Group (Italy): NeMoSy (Nexus Monitoring System)
- Pfeffer Filtertechnik, Ulrich Pfeffer (Germany): System for cleaning frying fat in deep fryer
- Stephan Machinery (Germany): SAM – Stephan Aseptic Multitherm
- TOMRA Sorting Solutions Food (Belgium): TOMRA ACT
- ViscoTec pump- u. Dosiertechnik (Germany): Hygienic Dispenser
- Zeppelin Systems (Germany): DymoMix