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Carton crease tester

The Cerulean optical carton crease tester uses an HD camera to measure and record the dimensions, angles and symmetry of carton crease, bead and formed boxes; it assesses the multi-layer construction of all types of printed or non-printed carton board, paperboard and waxed carton product.


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Lab/field spectrometer

The SPECTRAL EVOLUTION LF-Series NIR spectrometer includes a fixed fiber optic SMA-905 connection and a single TE-cooled InGaAs photodiode array optical system.


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Label/print verification system

The METTLER TOLEDO CI-Vision Mosaic vision inspection system employs 6 cameras to inspect labels on round containers without prior orientation on the production line; the system automatically verifies each label is complete, correctly applied and matches the product inside the package.


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Digital sorter

Manufactured for nut and dried fruit processors, the Key Cayman BioPrint chute-fed digital sorter combines broad-spectrum hyperspectral imaging hardware with intelligent software and algorithms to recognize the unique biological characteristics of objects; the chute feeds product in a monolayer with a consistent trajectory to the hyperspectral camera and ejection valves.


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Vision system

The Gerhard Schubert TLM vision system features a 3-D scanner that is positioned over a packaging line conveyor belt to determine the 3-dimensional data of products.


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Machine vision suite

Engineered for new users of automation technology, the Microscan AutoVISION 3.0 machine vision suite includes a simplified intuitive software interface.


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Free-fall sorter

The TOMRA Nimbus free-fall sorter detects the biometric characteristics of objects it scans and compares them to features in its stored database to determine whether they should be accepted or rejected.


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Optical sorting system

 Used with diced and small fruits and vegetables, the TOMRA Iris II optical sorting system uses top and bottom sensor banks to view each object “in flight” with a combination of LED illumination in the visible and near infra-red spectral zones. 


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Robotic picker

Suitable for handling heavier individual products and larger product groupings in multi-pick applications, the ABB 8kg IRB 360 FlexPicker with a Schmalz vacuum gripper utilizes software that integrates conveyor tracking, vision guidance and vision inspection capabilities in a single programming platform.
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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.

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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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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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