Articles Tagged with ''controls''

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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FDA includes ISA/IEC 62443 on recognized consensus standards list

Because of their ability to apply to all key industry sectors and critical infrastructure, the ISA/IEC 62443 standards are integral components of the US Cybersecurity Framework.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Because of their ability to apply to all key industry sectors and critical infrastructure, the ISA/IEC 62443 standards are integral components of the US Cybersecurity Framework
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Industrial PC

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The noax C19 IPC industrial PC has a 19-in diagonal, high-resolution, analog-resistive touch screen that allows data entry, even when an operator is wearing gloves.
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Handheld tablet

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The HaverService Pad industrial-grade handheld tablet offers equipment diagnostics and troubleshooting for businesses that use automated equipment to fill dry bulk materials.
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Linear motion module

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The Rexroth CKL compact linear motion module integrates an ironless linear direct drive motor with a Ball Rail system for positioning and zero backlash.
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Line-integration technology

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Utilizing PackML to enable linkage between machinery across an entire packaging operation, Pro Mach RAPID line-integration technology provides plant managers with the ability to monitor machines in a connected, standardized format.
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Conveyor control

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Interroll EC310 24V DC RollerDrive and ConveyorControl technology runs individual conveyors only when containers are present and feeds back energy during braking.
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Faster doors for safer food

Roll-up doors prevent contamination and control air pressure
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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“Don’t hold that door open” isn’t a command heard in this food ingredient operation with automatic, high-speed, roll-up doors.


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Control platform

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 The Unitronics UniStream control platform features dual CPUs (with scan times up to 2,048 I/Os over 2MB of operand memory), a range of HMI touch panels, and local and remote I/O installation; users select their preferred HMI and snap on a CPU and preferred I/Os to create an all-in-one controller.  


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Disconnect terminal blocks

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 Simplifying current transformer testing in power monitoring applications, WAGO 2007 Series CT disconnect terminal blocks feature an intuitive 3-position disconnect lever; engaging the lever fully automatically short-circuits the transformer when using the required adjacent push-in jumper.  


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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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FE August 2014

2014 August

The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances 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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