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Pneumatic conveyor

Hapman models 30, 36 and 42 pneumatic vacuum conveyors have capacities up to 18,000 lb./hr.


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Flexible chain conveyor

The Dorner 2200 SmartFlex flexible chain conveyor features an aluminum single-piece frame, load capacity up to 600 lb., speeds up to 250 ft./min. and 2.6-, 4.1- and 5.9-in. widths. 


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Shaft mount components

 Designed for food processing equipment and conveyors used in washdown and wet environments, Stafford plastic shaft mount components are machined from Teflon, Delrin, nylon and other thermoplastics; they come with stainless steel clamping screws.  


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Tubular drag conveyor

 Designed for applications that require different speeds, fill percentages, multiple product transports and minimum product degradation, the MPE Chain-Vey tubular drag conveyor transports approximately 54,000 lb./hr. of shelled pistachios and/or pistachio kernels at 100% speed and 95% pocket fill.  


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Inclined conveyors

 Keenline inclined conveyors are available with a washdown stainless steel slider bed design and blue, food-grade belts that include corrugated sidewalls.  


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Horizontal motion conveyor

 Built for transfer runs up to 100-ft. long and accumulations up to 300 cu. ft., the Heat and Control FastBack FDX inertia drive horizontal motion conveyor conveys up to 2,500 lb. of product.  


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Food-grade conveyors

 Manufactured of plastic materials and minimal stainless steel, Dynamic DynaClean food-grade conveyors have sidewalls manufactured in a blue, high-density polyethylene material.  


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Stainless steel conveyor motors

Made with a stainless steel exterior, Van der Graaf USDA-approved SSV enclosed electric drum motors have a labyrinth sealing system capable of being washed down at pressures up to 2,000psi. 


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Conveyor monitor

 Designed for dust hazard environments, the 4B Components Watchdog Elite microprocessor-controlled bucket elevator and conveyor monitor accepts a combination of signals from sensors to monitor belt alignment, belt speed, bearing temperature, head pulley alignment and plug conditions.    


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Dry Processing

Fine flour flow for noodles

Switching to a pneumatic conveying system helped a noodle maker instill safety, efficiency and energy savings into its material handling process.

 Mrs. Miller’s Homemade Noodles built a custom system that accommodates odd-shaped super sacks and feeds the product directly from the bags without the use of manual labor. 


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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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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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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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