Articles Tagged with ''OEE''

TECH FLASH

Outsource production maintenance?

February 23, 2012
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

February 6, 2012
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

December 6, 2011
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

December 5, 2011
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

October 1, 2011
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

September 1, 2011
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

August 1, 2011
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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9th Annual Replacement Parts Survey

July 1, 2011
Food Engineering readers provide insight into how their companies are recalibrating inventory needs to meet production demands.
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34th Annual Plant Construction Survey

June 1, 2011
Projects surge slightly as processors find value to be gained in upgrading existing facilities.
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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference Report

June 1, 2011
Need-to-know manufacturing concepts and professional contacts kept food professionals engaged during the annual Food Engineering conference.
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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

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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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