Unifiller launches new depositors

first_imgA new range of Pro Series Food Service depositors from portioning equipment manufacturer Unifiller Systems are designed for ’the rigorous demands’ of the foodservice sector, according to the company.The Pro Series includes the Pro1000i FS and Pro 2000i FS depositors, which feature a large conical hopper and precision height adjustment for use with various pumps and conveyor systems. Both models offer a one-turn calibrated deposit speed dial and quick-connect stainless steel fittings.Capable of a large deposit range, up to 93oz., and with the ability to deposit up to 110 times a minute, the series includes a patented SV product valve, large openings and passages for safe depositing of larger chunks up to 1.5 inches.Angled surface covers are designed to eliminate pooling of water and food particles, and the Pro Series depositors are described as ideal for environments with extreme temperature requirements, according to Martin Riis, product manager at Unifiller: “The series features an upgraded pneumatic control system intended to work in hot and cold environments, substantially reducing the wear and tear caused by moisture build-up, caustic cleaning processes and daily wear and tear.”last_img read more

How does reduced branch traffic affect credit union business services?

first_imgLet’s face it – member traffic in and out of our physical, brick-and-mortar branch facilities isn’t what it used to be. Far from the heyday of most members conducting business regularly in one or more credit union branch offices, we now live in a digital express age in which members spend a great deal more time in drive-thrus and on smartphones and tablets they ever will in your physical locations.This is problematic for credit unions in that for many of them, branch traffic was a primary source of information and leads for cross-selling additional business services. When members were frequently came into branch facilities, they were more likely to engage with credit union staff about their business lives, challenges and needs. Credit union professionals could then use that information to correlate member needs with credit union products and services, thus tailoring situation-specific solutions for members.This means credit union professionals must find new ways of securing leads for promoting business lending and business services. While there are many ways to think outside the box and do this without the benefit of additional branch traffic, below are three ways credit union professionals can consider.Detective work. Even though members may not be in our branches with a physical presence like they used to, they still leave a digital footprint. Those tasked with promoting lending and business services can review things like scanned copies of checks and other documents. In doing so, they could discover if a member was depositing checks from another credit union or making loan payments to another credit union (or other competitor). Armed with this information, they could then try to engage the member and bring that lost business in-house.Vehicle inspections. Credit union professionals could regularly scan their parking lots and drive -thru lines for vehicles wrapped professionally. Using business names, telephone numbers and website addresses from these vehicles, they could then reach out to business owners (whether they are credit union members or not) and attempt to gain those business accounts.Building relationships. At the end of the day, it’s still all about building relationships. This is a forte credit unions have worked well with for decades. Building relationships isn’t rocket science – it still includes relatively simple concepts like asking open-ended questions, being more proactive and assertive in promoting credit union products and services and simply not being scared to ask members for their business. Credit union professionals must come to regard themselves not so much as salespeople but as solutions providers for the members that come to them for help.It’s true — a rapidly growing percentage of members prefer to interact with their credit unions digitally, through computers, smart phones and tablets. While this comes at a price to traditional in-branch traffic, it also offers its own set of solutions to help deal with the change in the challenge. Credit union professionals that see this usage shift as an opportunity for growth instead of a harbinger of doom are more likely to realize success in this digital age. 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lisa Dent Ms. Dent joined MBL in July 2012 as a Risk Assessment Manager. She has worked in various roles at MBL which include Implementation Specialist and Training and Development Administrator. Prior … Web: www.mblllc.com Detailslast_img read more