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Butterfly valve

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Available in multiple thermoplastic materials and sizes from 2 to 12 in., the Hayward Flow Control BYV Series butterfly valve has a 1-piece body construction.


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Packaging Line Innovation

Packaging line innovation: Reaching for higher efficiencies

Robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.
By Hallie Forcinio, Contributing Editor
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Food and beverage manufacturers continually seek packaging machinery designs and process improvements that cut costs and boost productivity.


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Thermocouple cables

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Omega M12 cables with compensated connectors for thermocouples feature a straight and right-angled, field-mountable connector sensor end, compensated thermocouple cable, sockets and pins; 2 cable insulation options are available in IEC and ANSI color codes.


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Single-axis drive/controllers

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Designed for electric actuators, Tolomatic ACS single-axis drive/controllers automatically configure all performance information about the actuator and motor system.


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Dry Processing

Touch screen controller

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 The Camfil APC dust collector controller is equipped with a touch screen interface and built-in differential pressure sensor to monitor primary filter pressure drop.  


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Digital power monitor

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The NK Technologies APN Series digital power monitor measures 3 phases of current and voltage and computes 14 values to track power usage in the RS485 Modbus RTU format.
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Mid-range network appliance

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Advantech FWA-3230 network appliance scales from entry-level performance using Intel Celeron and Pentium processors to the mid-range segment using Intel Xeon E3 series processors.


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HMI/PLC/motion control system

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 Equipped with a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU with access to 1GB internal DDR3 RAM memory, the Beckhoff CP26xx multi-touch panel PC has TwinCAT automation software that makes the unit an all-in-one HMI, PLC and motion control system.  


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Display data transmission technology

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B&R Smart Display Link 3 digital display data transmission technology allows a maximum distance of 100m between the PC and panel to operate HMI devices.


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PLC control platform

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Enabling the control of robots entirely through Rockwell Automation ControlLogix and CompactLogix programmable automation controllers, the Motoman MLX200 Robot Gateway PLC control platform provides a full-featured robot teaching and maintenance HMI for Allen Bradley PanelView.
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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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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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