Articles Tagged with ''controls''

Sustainable Plant of the Year

Plumrose Council Bluffs: Lean, mean and fully automated

Automating an entire raw meat cooking and packaging plant saves water, cuts energy usage and gets the product perfect the first time—without rework.

The facility was not only constructed with sustainability in mind, but sustainability can be found everywhere you look. 


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Best Practices

Automation tales from the trenches

Best practices in setting up and implementing automation systems go a long way to making a processor more successful than its peers.

 Technologies must be properly applied after careful planning to ascertain where and what to automate. 


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Manufacturing News

Energy savings and innovation key drivers at IBIE 2013

Key drivers in both equipment and software design included compliance with food safety regulations, energy savings and innovation.

The show offered opportunities to learn how to improve the craft of baking at every level.


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Technology Sourcebook

Pneumatic pressure calibrator

 A complete system for pressure sensor and pressure gauge calibration, the Fluke 3130 portable pneumatic pressure calibrator generates, controls and measures pressure, and reads the output of the device under test.  


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Industrial process controller

 The West Control Solutions PMA KS 98-1 industrial process controller features control of ratio, sums, selectable master set point and valve operation monitoring.  


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Airlock feeder

 Constructed of a stainless steel gasket-sealed front bezel, AbraxSys Industrial Waterproof LCD Flat panel displays have a rear housing made of 6061-grade aluminum dipped in zinc-chromate and finished with a corrosive-resistant, thermal-set black powder coating.  


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Plant Construction

36th Annual Plant Construction Survey

The push for ROI
FSMA, energy reductions and efficiency are changing the way plants operate, and some older sites may need more than a facelift.


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Technology Sourcebook

Temperature controller

Creating a transition between heating and cooling devices, the Oven Industries 5R7-001 temperature controller comes with a bi-directional or unidirectional H-bridge configuration.


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Multi-axis motion system

The Technosoft iPOS360x SX multi-axis motion system accepts up to 4 iPOS3602 VX or iPOS3604 VX intelli­­gent drives and provides all the necessary connectors (motor, encoder feedback and I/O signal) for each of them; the drives are connected through a CAN-bus link. An RS-232 link offers access to all drives for setup and testing with a standard PC. 


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UL-rated control panel

Used for soft start and variable speed control of a Ross ribbon blender, the Ross SysCon UL-rated, single-axis stainless steel control panel comes in a NEMA-4X stainless steel enclosure. 


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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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Food Engineering

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2014 October

The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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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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