Articles Tagged with ''controls''

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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Butterfly valve

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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Thermocouple cables

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

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

 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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Plant of the Year 2015

Mars Chocolate was chosen as Food Engineering’s 2015 Plant of the Year. The first new Mars candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

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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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2015 April

The April 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the Plant of the Year: Mars Chocolate. The first new Mars chocolate candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated 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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