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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.

 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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Industrial PC

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

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

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

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

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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Control platform

 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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Food Engineering's Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo 2015

Images from Food Engineering's Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Clearwater Beach, Florida, April 12-15, 2015. The event brought food and beverage processors and suppliers together to gain valuable information on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability and food safety.


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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The May 2015 issue of Food Engineering explores effective tools for hitting manufacturing targets. Also, read how processors are looking for faster ways to detect harmful pathogens in food and beverages without sacrificing accuracy or reliability.

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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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