Articles Tagged with ''conveyors''

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Updated line alleviates processor’s growing pains

A new weigh-blending system and multi-spectrum metal detector increase meal kit productivity and reduce giveaways.
January 10, 2014
The humble shrimp has been the mainstay of the Choice Canning Company for more than 50 years. Already a leading supplier of shrimp in North America, the processor expanded into the ready-to-cook meal market in 2006. It now produces 12 IQF skillet meals under the Tastee Choice brand and distributes them to retail grocery stores throughout the Eastern, Midwestern and Southwestern states and Canada.
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Technology Sourcebook

Spiral conveyor

December 5, 2013

With a center line diameter of 36 in., the Simplimatic spiral conveyor allows continuous product flow while changing elevations; it is adaptable for different products and permits customization through optional adjustable guides.

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Wire mesh conveyor

November 8, 2013

 The Walker W.O.W. sanitary wire mesh conveyor is completely tool-less; the pulleys, motors, drives, chutes, bearings and belts can be removed by hand.  

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Vacuum conveyors

October 11, 2013

 Hapman vacuum conveyors transport powders, granules, flakes and pellets at rates up to 18,000 lb./hr.  

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Dry Processing

Flexible screw conveyor

October 11, 2013

 The Hapman helix flexible screw conveyor is offered with a selection of hoppers and augers; standard models convey up to 25cfm at heights up to 40ft. 

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Dry Processing

Belt conveyor

October 11, 2013

 The Spiroflow Systems wrap conveyor can be designed to curve, incline or decline without discharging to another conveyor and protects against undesirable warming or cooling.  

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Dry Processing

Tubular conveyor

October 11, 2013

 The Hapman tubular drag conveyor eliminates segregation of blended product during conveying and gently conveys friable or blended materials in a dust-free operation.  

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Technology Sourcebook

Horizontal motion conveyor

September 11, 2013

 The Eriez E-Z Slide horizontal motion conveyor transports friable or delicate products with a positive, sliding motion.  

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Technology Sourcebook

Scissor lift table

September 10, 2013

The EnKon model LSBD04 “off-the-shelf” electric belt drive scissor lift table provides a high-duty cycle, static positioning and repeatability. 

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Technology Sourcebook

Food processing conveyors

April 9, 2013

Dynamic Conveyor DynaClean food processing conveyors have a leg support with a 1-dimensional design and a minimal number of welds to eliminate the possibility of hidden bacteria buildup.

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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.


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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Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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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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