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Winning Products of the Innovation Showcase at Process Expo Unveiled

Nov 3, 2021

Winners announced

Day one of Process Expo opened with a dynamic press conference featuring the winners of the 2021 Innovation Showcase. The 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, PROCESS EXPO.

Innovation Showcase submissions from participating exhibitors were carefully reviewed by a multi-disciplinary panel of judges comprised of industry-focused academia.  A total of seven categories were covered.

Innovation Showcase Winners

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, Illinois and bringing hundreds of industry-leading exhibiting companies and qualified visitors together under one comprehensive platform, Process Expo serves the entire food and beverage processing industry with opportunities to network, learn and discover the latest advancements, with one-of-a-kind features including in-booth demonstrations, fully functional production lines and exceptional education.

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Tel: 678 732 2435
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