Automated Rotary Vial Washer

The RW-500

RW-500 rotary vial washerStone Ridge, NY, USA — SP PennTech announces the RW-500 rotary vial washer, a small automated system designed for low-to-medium output pharmaceutical and biotech applications.

The objective of vial washing is to remove particulate matter and microorganisms. Traditional vial washers employ many moving parts, and in particular, needles to direct wash water into the vials, which can lead to chipped vials and unwanted particulate matter.

SP PennTech washers have only two moving parts inside the washing chamber, and do not use needles, minimizing the chance of glassware damage and the possibility of an FDA 483 notice for a product containing unintended particulates. (more…)

NEW WeTest Thermometer Catalogue

Now available free!

Waterproof Digital HACCP ThermometerOnline — The latest WeTest Thermometer catalogue is available and linked below.

For more information, visit the company website at:

One example of the extensive WeTest product line is their waterproof digital HACCP thermometer shown above with summary specifications also listed below.

Waterproof Digital HACCP Thermometer (

Item no.: LDT-3305
Waterproof: IP68
High/Low temperature alarm function
Calibration function

Summary Specifications: (more…)

New Low-Cost Solution for Real-Time Monitoring of Location, Temp & RH

FlashLink® In-Transit

FlashLink® In-TransitPleasanton, CA, USA — FlashLink® In-Transit Real-Time Mini Logger from DeltaTrak provides customers real-time data from the cloud where it’s always visible, even before a shipment reaches the receiving dock.

Stay up-to-date with the location, temperature and humidity of your products. Keep trip reports for traceability, audits, HACCP, and FSMA compliance.

  • Real-time monitoring of location, temperature and humidity
  • Reliable data transmission via GSM cellular networks
  • 24/7 access to view and analyze data remotely
  • Save time and resources by re-routing trucks when necessary
  • Get email alerts when out-of-range conditions occur
  • Easy-to-use one-touch activation



Maxtech International releases Vol. IRW-C

Online — In 2017, world infrared imaging markets continued the fourth straight year of record unit shipments. The number of uncooled detectors increased by over 30% to reach nearly 1.3 million units.

However, severe price reductions have resulted in revenue growth of only 11% – for a total commercial and dual-use market (cooled and uncooled) of $3.8 billion.

At the same time, cooled markets grew by 4%. (more…)

A Consumer’s Guide to Food Safety: Severe Storms & Hurricanes


(Updated 06 Dec. 2017)

Map: Courtesy NWS Hurricane Canter
Map: Courtesy NWS Hurricane Canter

Note: This article on the USDA (Dept. of Agriculture) Guide is an edited introduction with key web links. The online full text version is linked here and The linked, illustrated PDF version (2.1MB) is here??

The latter is recommended for printing. It covers:

  • Power Outages
  • Safety of Food in Containers Exposed to Flood Waters
  • Removing Odors from Refrigerators & Freezers
  • Refrigerator Foods
  • Frozen Food
  • Food Safety Contacts for Areas Affected by Severe Storms and Hurricanes