Articles Tagged with ''automation''


DHS software applied to poultry processing

What works for the Department of Homeland Security can be applied to control risks in the food industry.

FE asks an expert how Probabilistic Risk-Informed Analysis can be best applied to poultry processing applications.

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Defect removal system

The Key Technology ADR 5 automatic defect removal system inspects potato strips and automatically cuts out defects at production rates up to 16,200 lb./hr.

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Seafood salad processor automates equipment washing process

Buggies and bins are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized to keep contaminants such as Listeria out of food processing plants.

 The new system washes and sanitizes in addition to preventing contaminants or bacteria from reaching the food processing area.  


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Rockwell Automation Fair offers up-close look at trends in automation and process control

Global population growth means great challenges, but also great opportunity.

Improving asset utilization and innovation while managing risk will allow industry leaders to thrive.

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ARC announces 2014 Industry Forum agenda

The event will focus on the emerging information-driven enterprise.

The 2014 event will be held February 10-13 in Orlando, FL.

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Zen Guide to Manufacturing Intelligence provides enlightenment on quality metrics

A new eBook shows how to use data beyond the shop floor.

The guide covers five steps in the journey to data-driven wisdom.

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Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communication Foundation discuss merger

A combined organization could more comprehensively address field communications and intelligent device management.

A combined organization could more comprehensively address field communications and intelligent device management.

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10 steps to making analytics pay in manufacturing

Plant floor analytics have to be linked with customer-focused processes to be the most beneficial.

By choosing metrics to measure performance from a customer’s perspective, manufacturers can make analytics pay off.

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MOM software’s 11 most popular applications

For now, more operations are choosing to implement the software on an application-by-application basis.
Incidences of full-suite implementation are rarer.
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Process automation system

 The Invensys Foxboro Evo process automation system includes a high-speed controller, field device management tools, maintenance response center, enterprise historian, 1-n redundancy and cybersecurity hardening. 

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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.


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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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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