Paddock to Plate Tag

According to BSC Product Manager David Malthouse, the Titan precision Stainless Steel gear has a wide range of applications in the food and agricultural industries, and he is enthusiastic about the recent addition of these products to the BSC portfolio. One example he provides is the suitability of the Titan rigging gear to fishing applications. “Lots of companies use...

The food and beverage industry in Australia is subject to regulations that align with ANSI requirements and promote acceptance by USDA and FDA regulatory authorities. “Beverage producers such as wineries and breweries must ensure that the pump and valve equipment on site meet are in accordance with hygienic standards and guidelines and do not compromise the quality of their product,”...

“When sales are up in agricultural machinery, after-market parts and lubricants go up in tandem with them”, says Viva Energy’s Paul Fisher, noting that agriculture is a particularly strong market for Shell lubricant products because of the strong OEM relationships they have. The National Product Manager says he has seen bumper crops across multiple businesses in the agricultural...

Richard Hawkes began growing potatoes in the early 2000’s, originally trialling some on a small patch of the family farmland. Now, potatoes make up their largest line. “This is followed by Dutch carrots, and we also grow spring onions, radishes, kale and parsley,” explains his wife, Georgie....

Brand new to the Australian market, and now serving exclusively at BSC: Timken food-grade bearings that can take the heat in the kitchen. “The food processing sector is a wealth of bearing solutions opportunities, particularly on high-heat conveying applications like industrial ovens and fryers," says bearings expert Tony Tormey. “Timken is now offering bearing products suitable for fryers, cookers, freezers, process conveyors,...

As BSC’s National Product Manager for Mechanical Drive Systems and Belt Drives, Steve Hittmann asserts that reducing the cost of belt replacements and the risk of downtime during a harvest are two key considerations in his line of work. For the most demanding applications, he recommends the Super Ag-Drive®️ Belt by Timken, one of BSC’s premium partners. To read the full article,...

BSC Product Manager Troy Markland has become a Power Transmission connoisseur — managing a substantial portfolio of chain, pulleys, taper locks, sprockets, and ironware that will see a product from harvest, to processing, to the shelf of a local supermarket. Australian agriculture is in unprecedented times, according to Troy. A robust harvest season has seen an increase in demand for power transmission products, impaired by the overseas logistical challenges and shortages...

David Malthouse is BSC’s resident tool aficionado, with a deep knowledge and understanding of the special and nuanced features that make a premium quality tool. The Product Specialist discusses BSC’s longstanding relationship with Australian owned and operated SP Tools and their new premium grade tool cabinets, suitable for both the sole proprietor’s workshop, and a more industrial scale workshop. To read the full article, please click here. ...

As a valuable commodity, the sugar industry generates around $4 billion for the Australian economy every year. Since the first arrival of the dense fibre and sucrose-rich plant to Australia, sugar cane fields have expanded across the eastern coastline, particularly well-suited to the tropical conditions of Northern New South Wales and Queensland. Referred to in the sugar business as ‘crushing season,’ the sugar cane...

In this article, BSC National Engineering Manager Anthony O’Keefe, and Key Account Executive Duncan McKellar describe some of the issues facing the industry and how BSC is well-positioned to provide engineering services and solutions, in addition to supplying a wide range of products. They discuss how BSC assisted a large food manufacturer to upskill their maintenance...