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Packaging lines got you down?

Tips to maximize packaging line uptime
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When your packaging line seems to be down half the time—or when operating, it seems to be inefficient—it’s time to take a closer look.


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TECH FLASH

Real-time visibility of OEE quality metrics separates industry winners from losers

How can operations continue to improve after obvious measures have been taken?
By Shane O'Halloran
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Operations with real-time visibility of quality metrics outperform those that don’t.


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Continuous improvement

Engaged staff equals better performance

Virtually every manufacturer with a business continuity plan wants to improve continuously, including in the way it approaches continuous improvement.
By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Like motherhood and love of country, continuous improvement is a concept that demands support. None dare speak against it; all are obliged to sing its praises.


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Food safety

Safeguard your brand with process control

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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At any level, process control will not only improve food quality, but also enhance food safety.


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TECH FLASH

Efficiency is the key to a successful line

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Efficiency, however, requires accuracy, reliability and effective use of resources.
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The State of Food Manufacturing

Man & Machine Reach for Operational Excellence
By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Production improvement is always a driver in manufacturing, but there are other areas of concern in food and beverage, as survey participants make clear.
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TECH FLASH

Rockwell Automation Fair visits Philly

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With Center City hotels, Chinatown, restaurants, historical sights, shopping and easy transportation, what’s not to like about this venue?
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TECH FLASH

ISA announces operational excellence tracks at its annual conference

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Each track demonstrates the effective application of industrial automation and how it drives business value.
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A machine is only as good as its ball bearings

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A new set of bearings changes the least-reliable machine to the most-reliable machine in the plant.


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PACs aid carton maker

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Controls technology advances in small increments, and every few decades, the changes justify a complete overhaul.


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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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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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FE August 2014

2014 August

The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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