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Stainless Steel Trash Chutes for In-counter Applications

The Modular Dispensing Systems Division of Tomlinson Industries now offers a one-piece stainless steel trash chute for in-counter applications. Now trash receptacles can be kept under counters and out of sight; eliminating clutter and trash overflow. These one piece, open-ended chutes direct trash into the waste receptacle. Self-serve areas will remain clear, clean and easy to use. These trash chutes are ideal for c-stores, grocery and coffee chains.

Features include: manufactured of 22 gauge, T-304 stainless steel; available in three sizes - 4”, 6” and 9” diameters; highly polished lip flange; and they are nestable and easy to ship.

Tomlinson Industries is a manufacturer of quality equipment for the foodservice industry and is ISO 9001:2000 certified. Modular Dispensing Systems manufactures dispensers for disposable cups, lids, straws, napkins, condiments and ice cream cones. The Foodservice Products Division offers food warmers and merchandisers; cast iron and thermal platters and skillets; wood products including the Marston high chair, booster seats, infant carrier holders and serving tray stands.

Tomlinson Industries, 13700 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44125-1992. Tel: (1)(216) 587-3400. Fax: (1)(216) 587-0733. Web: www.tomlinsonind.com.

Bunn Shows Off New Tea Dispensers

The Bunn Tea Concentrate Dispensers, TCD-1 and TCD-2, offer an alternative to brewing fresh tea by dispensing iced tea from concentrate. Most commercially available tea concentrates will work with the TCD, which will accept either a one-gallon (3.8 liter) jug or bag in box product.

This non-electrical dispenser uses a venturi valve to create a siphon to pull product through to the mixing valve. The concentrate is then mixed with water and dispensed over ice at a water-to-concentrate ratio ranging from 5:1 to 15:1. A built-in pressure regulator provides consistent product-to-water ratio and the side offset handles make it easy for side-by-side placement.

The company also claims that the machine is a space saver, as it is only 22.9 inches high, 12.8 inches wide and 18.1 inches deep. A 20-to-90 psi water connection is all that is required to operate this dispenser. No electricity is necessary. The unit also has a solid plastic lid.

Bunn Corporation 1400 Stevenson Drive Springfield, Illinois 62703. Tel: (1) (217) 529-6601. Web: www.bunn.com.

Fabri-Kal Debuts New Greenware Cup Size and Dome Lids

Fabri-Kal is the first company in North America to introduce a disposable cold drink cup in NatureWorks Poly Lactic Acid (PLA), a corn-based plastic resin, states the company The company’s success with this initial product has encouraged it to broaden its ‘natural’ product offering by introducing a seven-ounce size and new dome lids. FabriKal now offers seven premium clear cups made from the renewable resource in sizes ranging from 7 - 24 ounces.

Dome lids to fit five of the Greenware cups have been launched, as well. The raised dome lids allow for creative toppings to be applied to any specialty drink. Embossed with the words ‘Greenware’ and ‘Compostable’, the dome lids reinforce the ecologically responsible characteristics of the cups. Flat lids with straw slots and flavor buttons to match all sizes are also available. Greenware cups and lids are 100% renewable through annual corn harvests and fully compostable in municipal and industrial facilities. Greenware will begin to break down at 150°F and 90% humidity (ideal composting conditions). In approximately 50 days within those conditions, the cups and lids will be completely gone.

Fabri-Kal 600 Plastics Place Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001 Tel: (1)(269) 385-0197. Web: www.f-k.com.

PIAB Launches New Series of Vacuum Conveyors

PIAB USA, Inc., a leader in industrial vacuum technology, offers its IC Series of vacuum conveyors for efficiently moving coffee beans during food processing applications. Featuring the company’s patented COAX multistage ejector technology, the IC Series is a high performance solution that consumes less energy than any other compressed-air driven technology on the market today. Designed for safely conveying virtually all types of materials, the IC Series is also ideal for transporting beans, flakes, pellets, and powders in a variety of applications.

PIAB’s IC Series is completely enclosed, preventing materials from damage. Constructed of high-grade steel, the IC Series is designed to cope with the most demanding circumstances, and its unique filter design traps particles to prevent beans from being contaminated by dust and other external elements.

The IC Series features a compact design to conserve floor space that would have otherwise been occupied by larger machinery. Additionally, pipes or hoses to provide users with extra flexibility can transport material conveyed with the IC Series.

The IC Series is offered in three different diameters and can convey up to two tons of material per hour, depending upon size, conveying distance and the material being handled.

PIAB USA, Inc., 65 Sharp Street, Hingham, Massachusetts 02043, Tel: (1)(800) 321-7422 Web: www.piab.com.

La Marzocco Fb/80 Debuts

Espresso Specialists, Inc. has introduced the La Marzocco FB/80 espresso machine line. Based on La Marzocco’s GB/5 line - the espresso machine selected for the World Barista Championship - FB/80 escalates the design element. It suits high-end retail applications with ambitious espresso quality goals.

Available in custom automotive colors like its predecessor, FB/70 (based on the La Marzocco’s Linea platform), FB/80 is available in black, red and dark blue.

Like the GB/5, La Marzocco FB/80 can be quickly adjusted to within one-tenth of one degree Fahrenheit of a targeted brewing temperature thanks to Marzocco’s proprietary electronics, including PID (proportional integral derivative) controls. Once programmed, it remains stable to within one degree Fahrenheit in any volume situation.

Built to withstand heavy commercial use, the FB/80 line shares overall solidity of build with its predecessors. It features La Marzocco’s trademark double boiler system with separate tanks for steaming and brewing, providing relentless steam for milk foaming. It comes in two- to four-group configuration in automatic volumetric and semi-automatic modes.

Recognizing its roots, FB/80 is named “FB” for “Fratelli Bambi” (Bambi brothers), the founders of La Marzocco in 1927, and “80” since 2006 is La Marzocco’s 80th year.

La Marzocco FB/80 is exclusively available in the U.S. through Espresso Specialists and its reseller-partners. Espresso Specialists and La Marzocco have shared a close partnership since 1978.

Espresso Specialists, Inc. 4546 Leary Way NW Seattle, Washington 98107 USA. Tel: (1)(206) 784-9563 Web: www.esiespresso.com or www.franke-cs.com.

FreshGround Tickles All Senses

Bravilor Bonamat’s new FreshGround is equipped with grinder for perfectly ground beans. The result: delicious freshly brewed filter coffee made of ground beans. The FreshGround does not only tickle the sense of taste, but is also a feast for the eye and the nose. The coffee beans intensify the fresh image and confirm the taste and delicious aroma of fresh coffee that let you long for a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

The FreshGround also serves a wide variety of hot beverages, such as espresso, cappuccino, café au lait, chocolate, Moccachino and other speciality drinks. Programmable for personal preference, this allows users to preserve the charming character of freshly brewed filter coffee but also take advantage of the comfort and variation of an instant machine.

Bravilor Bonamat B.V. Pascalstraat 20 1704 RD Heerhugowaard The Netherlands. Tel: (31)(0) 72 57 51 751 Web: www.bravilor.com.



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