Articles Tagged with ''MES''

Automation

Cost containment: Using automation to help stop leaks

Everywhere you look, your cash flow is hemorrhaging. Integrated automation systems can show you where to start applying tourniquets.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 You may be able to use a spreadsheet or home accounting program to get your household finances in order. But, there are so many places for cash to evaporate in a food or beverage plant, that unless you are using an integrated software system to track and focus every process, you may never know if leaks exist. 


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Manufacturing Intelligence

Manufacturing Intelligence: Using the right tools to make the right decisions

You may have an ERP system and industrial controls in place, but are you getting the key performance indicators needed to stay ahead of the competition?
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence software is a crucial tool.
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Manufacturing News

Making sense of all that big data

For most processors, traditional daily reports are compiled too late to be useful.
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“Terabytes of data are spinning on our servers,” Dex Dutson, process control manager with ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston told attendees at ARC Advisory Group’s World Industry Forum held in Orlando in February.


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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 Update: Advanced Process Control

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Advances in controls technology often manifest themselves in their ability to make the possible more probable.


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TECH FLASH

MESA International and WBF to merge

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Merger expands operations management capabilities and delivers greater value for members and industry partners.
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TECH FLASH

OEE optimizes resource allocation

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Efficient packaging lowers costs and improves the bottom line.
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TECH FLASH

Need a system integrator?

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This tool for the food and beverage industry will help processors find the right integrator.
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Focus on OEE: Increased Plant Floor Visibility Pays Off

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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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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Tech Update: Packaging Machine Controls

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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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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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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Food Engineering

FE September 2014

2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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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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