Articles Tagged with ''automation''

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GSF opens LEED-certified distribution center

Golden State Foods (GSF) opened the doors to its new 158,000-square-foot distribution center located in McCook, Ill.

 The new state-of-the-art facility replaces its former location in Lemont, Ill., providing additional storage space, nearly 15,000 pallet positions and other sustainable features. 


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What’s new at PACK EXPO East

The first PACK EXPO East showcases new technologies and robotics in Philadelphia, February 16-18.

 The event will meet the needs of a vibrant, yet previously underserved, Northeastern manufacturing marketplace. 


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New bipartisan bill confronts cyberattacks

The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 authorizes the Department of Commerce to facilitate and support the development of voluntary standards to reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure.

The bill is designed to strengthen and protect the nation’s economic and national security through public-private partnerships.


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ISA issues a call for abstracts

Authors, innovators and thought leaders are invited to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the 61st annual International Instrumentation Symposium

Topics for the submissions include instrumentation, data systems, communications and others.


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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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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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