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Belt conveyor

The Dorner 2200 Series low-profile belt conveyor has 200-lb. maximum load weight carrying capacity; it handles this weight while pushing or pulling the load, maintaining a 1.4-in. diameter pulley for part transfer and machine interface.

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Progressive pack conveyor

Used with fresh, frozen or dry product applications, the Heat and Control progressive pack conveyor is integrated with an Ishida weigher to simplify hand-packing operations.

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Wrapping machine

Closing packages with hermetic sealing, the Bosch Starpac 600 HL wrapping machine wraps small to medium-sized chocolates at a rate of up to 600 pieces/min.

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Tray/bowl loading systems

Designed for IQF poultry, vegetable, HMR and other meal-kit packagers, Triangle tray and bowl loading systems offer a single- or dual-rotary depositor for targeted fills into small trays or rigid containers, including those with partitions.

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Plastic bushings

FDA compliant, igus iglide A350 plastic bushings are blue in color for easier detection. Suitable for applications in the food, packaging and bottle-filling industries, they can handle long-term temperatures up to 356ºF.

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Food-grade lubricants

Manufactured in facilities registered to the industrial hygiene requirements of ISO 21469:2006, Mobil food-grade lubricants are formulated with base stocks and additives that meet the NSF International’s H1 lubricant formulation requirements for products used in food and beverage processing applications in which incidental food contact might occur.

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Packaging Software

Rexroth IndraMotion for Packaging version 12 software offers an open IEC61131-3 programming environment allowing OEMs to configure and program packaging applications that require precise synchronization, camming, registration, electronic gearing, collating, robotic path planning and dynamic belt synchronization.
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Bar Packaging

Engineered for the primary and secondary packaging of bars and bar-shaped products, the Bosch Packaging Systems bar packaging line includes a Sigpack HRM horizontal flow wrapping machine and Sigpack TTM cartoner, as well as a station, accumulator and interfaces; all the components are part of a single design, with their speeds balanced to eliminate bottlenecks.
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Plant of the Year 2015

Mars Chocolate was chosen as Food Engineering’s 2015 Plant of the Year. The first new Mars candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.


Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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2015 April

The April 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the Plant of the Year: Mars Chocolate. The first new Mars chocolate candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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