Articles Tagged with ''OEE''

A machine is only as good as its ball bearings

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

Controls technology advances in small increments, and every few decades, the changes justify a complete overhaul.


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OEE optimizes resource allocation

Efficient packaging lowers costs and improves the bottom line.
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Outsource production maintenance?

Keeping equipment running around the clock and a shortage of skilled maintenance people put the squeeze on processors.
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Focus on OEE: Increased Plant Floor Visibility Pays Off

Be it ever so humble, overall equipment efficiency is the focus of a growing number of plant automation projects, adding another component to the continuous improvement tool kit.


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Fabulous Food Plant: Hormel's Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul

Hormel’s Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul. A quarter century had passed since Hormel Foods had commissioned a new production facility. In designing its Dubuque plant, engineers aimed to create a facility that would be contemporary for the next 25 years.
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Tech Update: Packaging Machine Controls

Teaching packaging machines to communicate. Thanks to open standards, packaging machine controls communicate up and down the line and with MES and ERP systems to provide key performance data.
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The State of Food Manufacturing

Staff expansions and production efficiencies are bright spots in an industry feeling the effects of economic forces beyond its control.
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Performance Tools for Continuous Improvement

Altering processes and procedures requires human involvement, but that doesn’t preclude technical support for continuous improvement efforts.
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Tech Update: Filling Equipment

Faster fill times are nice, but a host of other considerations also are part of manufacturers’ value calculations. Those needs are evident in the systems being developed.
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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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The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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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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