Articles Tagged with ''controls''

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Controller/weigh table

Featuring a controller and “no-moving parts” weigh table, the Thermo Scientific Versa Teorema checkweigher runs up to 660 cans/min.; it checkweighs closed and open cans.


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Dry Processing

Flexible screw conveyor

The Spiroflow flexible screw conveyor utilizes a center-less auger that rotates within a sealed tube to handle and constantly remix conveyor contents.


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Dry Processing

Flexible screw conveyor

The Hapman Loss-in-Weight (LIW) Helix flexible screw conveyor batches material within +/- 1 lb. or less of set point, and features a fully automated dosing system equipped with programmable logic and system integration tie-in functionality.


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Automation technology

B&R reACTION technology reduces industrial automation cycle times to 1 µs; it allows time-critical subprocesses to be managed using standard hardware.


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Temperature controller

The Oven Industries open-board temperature controller is designed with a proportional integral control algorithm to provide control to thermoelectric modules.


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Multi-loop temperature controller

Ensuring the compatibility between devices and vendors, the Watlow EZ-ZONE RM multi-loop temperature controller with EtherCAT provides a single unified Bus; seamless communications; predefined device parameter profiles; and fault detection.


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Brewery minimizes downtime with controls update

Two obsolete PLCs were replaced by a modern controller while the original I/O was kept, thanks to a new control network gateway.
Whether it’s football in the US or rugby in Great Britain, the two sports have one thing in common: Many of their spectators like beer.


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IPPE 2015

The 2015 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) was held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, Jan. 27-29. More than 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry representatives attended the event to interact with the 1,288 exhibitors on the show floor that covered more than 490,000 net square feet. At the show exhibitors demonstrated innovations in equipment, supplies and services utilized by firm in the production and processing of meat, poultry, eggs and feed products.

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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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Food Engineering

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2015 February

In this February 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how energy waste caused by leaks in compressed air, steam and water or faulty building insulation/seals can be reduced with the right equipment and knowledge.

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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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