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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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Disconnect terminal blocks

 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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Junction box

 The TURCK stainless steel process junction box consolidates up to 8 individual, localized analog or discrete signals; the signals are then routed to a control unit through a single homerun cable.  

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Power controllers

West Control Solutions PMA Relay thyristor power controllers come in a variety of sizes from 3A to 2,600A and 690VAC.

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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.


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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