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Band tracking system

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Employing high-temperature, self-cleaning, non-contact sensors, the Ashworth ActiveTrack baking band tracking system collects and analyzes band speed and position data to make consistent bidirectional adjustments to track an oven band to within +/-1/8 in.


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The fantastic voyage of a temperature probe

Best way to measure the internal process temperature of a cooking stage: Send an RFID probe through the process piping!
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Measuring the internal temperature or the doneness of any product as it travels through a continuous cooking system is not an easy task.


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Dry Products

Vibrating probe level switch

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The Aplus Finetek Sensor vibrating probe level switch provides level measurement for most materials in powder or bulk through the use of 2 piezoelectric elements built in on the vibration tube.


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Dissolved oxygen meter

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Developed for all sizes of breweries, the Hamilton Beverly portable dissolved oxygen meter has a DO sensor that eliminates the need for polarization prior to use.


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Ultrasonic sensors

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Pepperl+Fuchs Series IO ultrasonic sensors feature pushbutton programming for onsite sensor parameterization without any software; the parameters can be viewed and modified via an IO Link controller or PC.


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Explosion-proof pressure transducers

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CSA approved for use in hazardous areas, Gems 31EP/32EP Series explosion-proof pressure transducers feature sputtered thin film-sensing technology, 17-4 PH stainless steel wetted parts and ASIC-controlled thermal compensation and signal conditioning.


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TECH FLASH

Case history: Yeast foam detected, overflow stopped

Yeast is an essential ingredient of the fermentation process for brewers, but it can also be a problem for the brewery.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Recently, Baumer helped the Carlsberg brewery solve a problem with leftover yeast from the fermentation process by using the CleverLevel switch.
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Talking outside the box: Are we connected yet?

The industrial "internet of things" is close at hand—or already here.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 The recent ARC Industry Forum, held in Orlando FL, described an “industrial Internet of Things” (IoT) as being close at hand. In fact, many of the technologies are already here, but some still need work to provide the services and security industrial operations need.  


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Pneumatic grippers

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Festo DHxS parallel, 3-point, radial and angle pneumatic grippers feature overload protection and integrated sensor slots.
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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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